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7 Volume 27 -Number 12 -December 2010 S2.SO ISSN8750-1732 JMifa ~1.:~~-) :ijtf-1 ~•r;~zn\ r.~;1{,-~ !).--.. \ .~ - ~ ~ _; f:-f/~:,..~ ., Celeb,at'ing ou, ~7~h Yea, o, 1e,viee ----~_o_The o,, Road communit'y covering the world of competition in the dirt •••

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Trail Notes ... MASTER CRAFT SAFETY ANNOUNCES THE ACQUISITION OF BILL SIMPSON'S IMPACT! -Racing With the introduction of the suspension seat to the niche off-road community in 1970, MasterCraft Safety immediately became an innovative leader and safety advocate for the off-road racing and recreational four-wheeling markets. Over the last 40 years, MasterCraft Safety has continuously evolved and has strived to expand its presence and improve driver safety through pioneering suspension seat designs and the addition of occupant restraints and driving suits. Today, MasterCraft Safety once again elevated the company's presence as a revolutionary manufacturer of safety products and stunned the motorsports industry with the announcement of their acquisition of Bill Simpson's Impact! Racing Products. The official announcement of the asset-based purchase was delivered during a press conference held at the "Impact! Racing by MasterCraft Safety" booth shortly after the opening of today's International Motorsports Industry Show (IMIS) in Indianapolis., Indiana. Founded in 2002, and led by the iconic and charismatic Bill Simpson, the purchase of Impact! Racing adds a host of new products such as helmets, gloves and shoes that will compliment MasterCraft Safety's existing product line. Even more importantly, Bill Simpson will remain with the company as a technical and design consultant and will work side-by-side with MasterCraft Safety CEO, Robbie Pierce. "I can't tell you how excited I am to be working with Bill," explained Robbie Pierce. "This is the man who invented the Nomex driving suit and has continuously improved many of the safety solutions used in today's motorsports. Bill Simpson is synonymous with safety, which makes him a perfect fit for both companies and I cannot be more honored to work with him." In his book, Racing Safely, Living Dangerously, Bill Simpson recalls the first time he met, Rick Mears, prior to the two becoming close friends. Simpson's initial impression was that Mears was "just another one of those blankety-blank off road racers." Many years later, Simpson is ironically handing over the reins of his company to another blankety-blank off-road racer: Robbie Pierce. Much as Simpson tested his own products early on (most famously lighting himself on fire while wearing a Nomex race suit), Robbie Pierce competes in a SCORE Trophy-Truck class in the SCORE International desert racing series, a sanction best known for the grueling Baja 1000. "In all honesty, the off-road racers of today do not get the credit they deserve," explained Simpson. "A racer is a racer and that comm o n thread is all is takes to understand the needs of all the different circuits out there. Robbie and l have both created products that matter for our particular markets. This acquisition is combining a powerful wealth of safety expertise in a broad range of motors ports." With a history deeply rooted in racing and a unique sense of understanding driver needs, Robbie Pierce was the ideal choice to carry forward Bill Simpson's vision and legacy. "As a racer, Robbie understands the inherent dangers of competing and the importance of safety equipment. Drivers rely on my products every time they strap into their race vehicle and that is a reality both Robbie and I share and something neither of us take lightly," remarked Bill Simpson. Also sharing Bill Simpson's loyalty and concern for employees, MasterCraft Safety acquired not just the inventory and product designs of Impact! Racing, but also the real estate. Impact! Racing's manufacturing facility is situated on 3.5 acres located in the heart of "Gasoline Alley" in Brownsburg, Indiana and their retail location is in the center of NASCAR country in Mooresville, North Carolina. The full-line of Impact! Racing products will continue to be proudly made in the USA, in the birthplace of the famed Indy 500, and will compliment MasterCraft Safety's manufacturing in Santee, California. "Some of the employees have been with me since 1973 and I am extremely pleased that Robbie has chosen to maintain the existing sales and operations here in Indiana and will continue manufacturing with the same talented workforce that has got ten the company to where it is today," remarked Bill Simpson. As dirt meets asphalt, look for MasterCraft Safety's style and influence to find its way into a host of new Impact! Racing products while Bill Simpson's legacy will continue through the development of entirely new safety solutions catered towards the existing MasterCraft Safety audience. Throughout the evolution of this acquisition, gradual changes will be made as operations are slowly integrated. For the time being, both brands will operate separately, maintaining a focus on the loyal racers and enthusiasts who have created the identity of each individual company. More information on MasterCraft Safety's full-line of products can be found by visiting www. Impact! Racing's colorful history and extensive product line of helmets, gloves, shoes ~nd driving suits are available online at Stop by the Impact! Racing by MasterCraft Safety booth # 1201 at the International Motorsports Industry Show in Indianapolis, Indiana on December 1st -3rd, 2010 or visit booth #501 at the Performance Racing Industry Show in Orlando, Florida on December 9th -11th, 2010. For those not familiar with off-road racing, Robbie Pierce's SCORE Trophy Truck that just completed the Baja 1000 race is on display in the C&R Racing booth #1723 at IMIS! Visit their booth to learn more about the vehicle technology used in the harsh and unforgiving desert-racing environment. About MasterCraft Safety: Based in Santee, Page 6 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 Cum AuTOMOVILISTICA SAN QUINTIN CALLE 6TA FRAcc Co. DE SAN Qu1NTIN SAN QUINTIN, BC, MEXICO HERACLIO PATINO (011 52 616-5-22-07) Cum AUToMoVIusnco 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 Cum P.O. Box 3187 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690-3178 Fax: (714) 367-1608 CODE 0FFROAD MADERO 621-A MEXICALI, MEXICO 21100 760-455-8069 USil.. 0l l-52-686-553-4087 MEXICO COLORADO HILL CLIMB ASSOCIATION BARB V AHSHOLTZ, PRESIDENT (719) 531-3642 W/ (719)687-9827 H P.O Box 8286 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80933 (719) 653-8449 CORP P.O. Box392 CALEXICO, CA 92232 HECTOR CERECER 0l 1-52-65-66-4458 CORR SERIES 270 NEWPORT CENTER DR., SUITE 100 NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660 866-501-CORR CORVA 1500 WEST EL CAMINO, SUITE 352 SACRAMENTO, CA 95833 1-800-42 CORVA EXT 42 Fax (818) 957-4435 CRS CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES <www, D&T PROMOTIONS DAVE VAN DEREN 2405 BAKER AVE. EVERETT, WA 98201 (206) 339-9079 (All events at Hannigan race track, Bellingham, WA or Thurston Councy ORV Park, Ol1mpia, WA) DAKAR RALLY DARREN SKILTON BAJA AUTOMOTIVE ADVENTURES 455 E. OCEAN BLVD., SUITE 208 LoNG BEACH, CA 90sp2 (562) 755-2278/ FAX: (562) 590-7925 <> DECATUR FouR WHEEJ.. DRIVE Cum 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 EAsrERN OFF-ROAD RACING AssN. TOM DELAUDER, SR. 1091 TOWNSHIP LINE ROAD WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 ENSENADA BAJA OFF ROAD RACING Av. REFORMA 1136 ENSADA,BC,MX 0ll-52-646-1818989 Eusio 0ll-52-646-1715230 AARON Races for buggys & MotorC1cles EsTERO BEACH INTERNATIONAL Short Course Racing VICTORIA GALINDO ENSENADA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO 0ll-52-646-176-6230 December 2010 FORDA Round l FLORIDA OFF RoAD DRIVER'S Firebird International Raceway ASSOCIATION Chandler, AZ March 13, 2011 JASON LEIBIN Round 2 (727) 376-4176 Firebird International Raceway Mar, Apr, Ma1, Noo at Davidson Racewll1 Chandler, AZ FUDPUCKER RACING TEAM April 16, 2011 1855 PARKWAY DRIVE Round 3 S. EL MoNTE, CA 91733 Spe'edworld Off Road Park 626-442-9320/959-579-6151FAX Surprise, AZ Aprilil 1 7, 2011 Round 4 GENERAL TIRE Speedworld Off Road Park TROPHYLITE SERIES Surprise, AZ DRIVE RACING ORGANIZATION May 21, 2011 760-352-6020 Round 5 Las Vegas, NV Glen Helen Raceway San Bernardino, CA GLEN HELEN OFF-ROAD SHORT May 22, 2011 COURSE SERIES Round 6 PO Box 6950 Glen Helen Raceway SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92412 San Bernardino, CA June 25, 2011 CONTACT: Bos BEYER, OFF-ROAD DIREC· Round 7 TOR Miller Motorsports Park PHONE: (909) 815-5811 Tooele, UT June 26, 2011 Short course, stadium and desert race Round 8 classes Miller Motorsports Park GLEN HELEN BAJA CUP Tooele, UT CHALLENGE SERIES August 6, 2011 Round 9 PO Box6950 Glen Helen Raceway SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92412 San Bernardino, CA. CONTACT: Bos BEYER, August 7, 2011 OFF-ROAD DIRECTOR Round 10 PHONE: (909) 815-5811 Glen Helen Raceway San Bernardino, CA GORRA September 24, 2011 GEORGIA OFF ROAD Round 11 Speed world Off Road Park RACING ASSOCIATION Surprise, AZ 420 HOSEA ROAD Septembert. 25, 2011 LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30245 Round 12 (404) 963-0252 Speedworld Off Road Park GPORRA Surprise, AZ November 5, 2011 GREAT PLANES OFF RoAD Round 13 RACING ASSOCIATION Las Vegas Motor Speedway TIM HODGE Las Vegas, NV (402) 991-6048 November 6, 2011 SCOTT MORROW Round 14 (816) 792-2126 Las Vegas Motor Speedway (All races are short course, stadium scyle Las Vegas, NV Classes, 2010 Sportsman, 1/2-1600, December 10, 2011 5-1600, Sport Truck, Quads, Tough Truck Round 15 Nebraska Racewa1 Park, Exit 410 on 1-80 Firebird International Raceway between Omaha and Lincoln.) Chandler, AZ For latest info check December 11, 2011 <> The Lucas Oil Challenge Cup ~· HIGH PLAINS OFF ROAD RACING Firebird International Raceway 2000 W. QUINCY AVENUE #B Chandler, AZ ENGLEWOOD, CO 80110 MAMAfmITA OFF ROAD RACING 303-806-8062/303-781-0974 fax LUIS CARLOS AfVAREZO INTERNATIONAL lcE RACING PANAMERICANA AVE #5105 ASSOCIATION Co. JuAREz, CHIH., MX P.O. Box 8105 011-52-1637-1799 ST. PAUL, MN 55108 STEVE BEDDOR MICHIGAN BUGGY BUILDERS (612) 937-3816/Fax 474-2769 Dune Buggy Trade Show (517) 543-7214 INTER-SHows MoTORSPORTS <> PROMOTIONS, INC. MICHIGAN OFF RoAD P.O. Box 2910 CHAMPIONSHIPS MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690 (949) 582-2371 M.T.B. Enterprises Inc. 15529 }ONES ROAD }EEPSPEED GRAND LEDGE, ML 48837 1826 N. WINDES (517) 627-6200 ORANGE, CA 92869 Motorcycles, Quads, ATVs and Pilots 714-538-7434/ fax 714-633-1724 only Sept 10-11, 2010 MORE Chilli CookOff 250 MAORA Lucerne Valley, C(\ Mm-AMERICA Dec 3-4, 2010 OFF RoAD AssocIATION BlTD Jeepspeed Challenge Finals P.O. Box 664 TBA GREENUP, IL 62428 (217) 962-1318 KAMLOOPS OFF ROAD RACING E-MAIL: Whispering Pines Sports <> & Recreation Center KAMLOOPS, BC, CANADA MDR PRODUCTIONS OFF-ROAD RACING SERIES Mike Strange (250) 573-4003 1853 PARKWAY DRJVE, 2010 SOUTH EL LAS VEGAS SANDSPORTS & MONTE, CA 91733 PHONE: (626) 442-9320 0FFROAD EXPO FAX: (626) 579-6051 (626) 961-3782 E-Mail: <> <> <> 20 IO California Championship Series L.I.T.R.E. 2010 Superstition Championship Series All Races 2010 at Plaster Cicy, West/East JEFF ELROD December 31, 2010 (408) 926-0522 The Dash }IM ARUTA M.O.R.E. (408) 247-4402 LOORRS MoJA VE OFF RoAD RACING ENTHUSIASTS LucAsOIL P.O. Box 1231 OFF RoAD RAcING SERIES BARSTOW, CA 92312 March 12, 2011 760-253-4453 Dusty Times

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< Jan 22, 2011 2 Loop Short Course Barstow, CA March 19, 2011 Balls Out 250 May 21, 2011 Royal Purple's Memorail Day 500 July 16, 2011 Kar Tek's Freedom 250 September 10, 2011 Kartek Chili Cook Off 250 October 8, 2011 6th Annual Powder Puff December 3, 2011 Holiday 200 Toys for tots race MICHIGAN SPORT BUGGY ASSOCIATION DAVE BARRET 6363 NIGHTINGALE DR. FLINT, ML 48506 (810) 7 30-9221 MOTOWEST WINTER Thw..s SERIES BILL MARKHAM (909) 860-1857 <> All e11ents at Perris Raceway (At Reed Valley with a school) NATIONAL Muo RACING AssN. RT. #l, 2010 Box 380 DAVE OR MARLENE RYAN PALATKA, FL 32177 (904) 325-5422 NATIONAL TuFF TRUCK ASSN. Butch Chapin Motorsports Promo-tions 1404 EAST 3RD STREET HAsnNGS, MN 55033-1415 (612) 437-2459 NOORA NORTHERN Omo 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 May 4-8, 2011 2011 Mexican 1000 Rally OFF ROAD EXPO SPIN COMMUNICAliONS (415) 380-3890 OFF RoAD RACING Assoc1ATION Volunteered Series PRESIDENT, 2010 GEOFF LEE 1243 TRICE ROAD LEBANON, TN 37087 (615) 453-5830 CLASS REP., 2010 1/2-1600 BRUCE MEYERS (865) 453-1005 CLASS REP., 2010 9 & UNLTD. MICHAEL MOORE (334) 271-7035 OUTLAW REP. DON PONDER (314) 631-8190 (All Races at Wheeling in the Councy 900 Acres) Omo OFF RoADERS INc. 1427 GOSHEN HILLS ROAD S.E. NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO 44663 )IM KENDEL (216) 339-4674 All races held at Harrison County Fairgrounds. Cadiz, Ohio ONTARIO OFF ROAD RACERS ASSOCIATION RICK TICHBOURNE, PUBLIC RELATIONS (519)-681-4192(H)/(519) 457-2913(W) OuTLA w 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 Dusty Times 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 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 PROTRUCK PROTRUCK MANAGEMENT INC. 11409 PINEHURST DR. LAKESIDE, CA 92040 (619) 885-4458 The Protruck schedule fo-r 2011 will consist of both the SCORE and Best In The Desert races. PRo 1600 SHOOTOUT COREY GOIN 559-647-6132 GOINRACIN@HOTMAIL.COM PvRE ENERGY PROMOTIONS P.O. Box SO RICKETTS, IA 51460 (712) 679-2221 RALLY AMERICA <> January 28-29, 2011 Sno*Drift Rally National Rally Championship Event Atlanta, Ml <> Associated E11ents: Sno Regional Rally (Central Regional Rally) Drift Regional Rally (Central Regional Rally) Sno • Attack (Exhibition) February 25-26, 2011 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood National Rally Championship Event Salem, MO April 30 - May 1, 2011 Olympus Rally National Rally Championship Event Ocean Shores, WA May 13-15, 2011 Oregon Trail Rally National Rally Championship Event TBD,OR June 3-4, 2011 Susquehannock Trail Rally National Rally Championship Event Wellsboro, PA July 15-16, 2011 New England Forest Rally National Rally Championship Event Newry, ME RALLYE AICHA DES GAZELLES ~ Only All-Women's Off-Road Rally ' Raid In~ World 203-249-1340 Skype: kellanvanhoesen <> ~arch 19-April 2, 2011 France & Morocco RocK CRAWLERS Assoc1ATION OF AMERICA P.O. 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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 ac Eastbay Raceway, Tampa, FL) TRAXXAS TORC SERIES Apr 30-May 1, 2011 Cycle Ranch San Antonio, TX May 28-29, 2011 Red Bud MX Buchanan, Ml Continued on page 39 Attention Race& Ha/Iv Organ1:eri 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 . December 2010 Trail Notes ... California, MasterCraft Safety is the leading manufacturer of driving suits, window nets, and innovative safety seating and restraint systems custom tailored to endure the most extreme environmental conditions and off-road terrain. In additio n to four decades of real world testing in the most extreme racing conditions, independent tests by nationally recognized laboratories indicate the MasterCraft Safety suspension seat directly resulted in an 84% reduction of energy in a 55 "G" load event. Whether the Impact! Racing or MasterCraft Safety products are on a top fuel dragster, a SCORE Trophy Truck or a blast-attenuating seat for a military MRAP, the common theme is both companies are the first choice in environments where safety can mean the difference between life and death. Impact! Racing & Mastercraft Safety Media Contact: Kelli Willmore 619 .449. 9455 KING SHOCKS EXPANDS THEIR INVOLVEMENT AT SEMA IN 2010 -King Shocks returns to SEMA in 2010 with an even larger agenda than last year. The Specialty Equipment Market Association show (SEMA) takes place November 1-7 in Las Vegas, Nevada. New this year will be King Shocks tuning expert Gerardo lribe hosting a seminar on "Secrets of Off-road shock technology". lribe will be taking the mystery out of high performance shocks by sharing some of the knowledge he has amassed in his 20 years of racing and shock tuning. The seminar will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 2 nd from 10:00 to 10:30am in LVCC room N262. King's continuous product development process has produced three innovative new shock designs for 2010 that will be on display in the New Products Pavilion, a Jeep JK bolt-on shock with the Wide Range Compression adjuster, the incredible 4.5" diameter Pure Race shock and a revolutionary position sensitive, monotube, internal bypass shock that offers incredible damping performance in a compact package. Come see us in the south hall, upper level, space #36181 to get the new 2011 King Shocks catalog and to check out our full line of innovative products for UTV's, bolt-on OEM upgrades, race vehicles and just about anything else on four wheels that throws dirt, rocks, mud or sand. Product specialists will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the many products and services offered by King. LESS THAN A MINUTE DECIDES EXCITING NEW BEST IN THE DESERT BLUEWATER DESERT CHALLENGE -Casey Folks' latest adventure was a two-day, 2 or 3 lap course, depending on your class, set up by the beautiful Colorado River in Parker, Arizona. Hoping for 150 entries, more than 180 cars,trucks and UTVs left the line. If you were there watching, you saw a great race both days! On Sunday, if you were hiding in the back seat of BJ Baldwin's Trick Truck chasing Steve Sourapas' three minute lead, well -you were in for a wild ride - as he almost caught them. At the end, less than a minute separated Andy McMillin/Steve Sourapas from BJ Baldwin in a two day battle for supremacy in the coveted Trick Truck class. At the end of the first day McMillin had a 3 minute lead in the 3 lap, 27 mile course. The next day the two started side by side to determine the winner, and BJ made up two minutes by the end of the second lap, but he couldn't quite catch up to Steve Sourapas. Official time for the winner was 2:51: 15 -2nd place was 2:52:02. Third place finisher, Bryce Menzies, was not far off the pace, finishing at 2:55:07. Rick D . Johnson, taking 4th, finished at 3:09: 11. In the 1500 class, 4 minutes separated the top 4. Loren Brown took first at 2:55:00, while second place finisher Brian McDonnell was just 2 and a half minutes behind Loren. 3rd place finisher Adam Pfankuch was 10 seconds behind Brian. 4th place Steve Baskett, was 45 seconds behind Adam ... close competition for 6 laps of racing! In two full days of tough competition, filled with accolades from the racers of another well-done race by Casey Folks and the Best in the Desert crew, the emergency team said they could have taken the day off, as there were no calls for emergency treatment ... . a testament to how well Folks runs his races; and how safe both drivers and spectators acted. Other notable class finishes: 1000 Kevin Ellis 1st, Corey Keysar 2nd; 1100 Rick St. John 1st, Steve Lisa 2nd; 1200 Alex Statts 1st, Justin Blower 2nd; 1400 Steve Sourapas-Andy McMillin 1st, BJ Baldwin 2nd; 1500 Loren Brown 1st, Brian McDonnell 2nd; 1700 Tandi Hartman 1st, Perry Coan 2nd; 1800 Steven Appleton 1st, Ian Beaman 2nd; 2000 Patrick Nirschl 1st, Quentin Tucker 2nd; 3700 Jon Krellwitz 1st, Chase Rather 2nd; 4400 Dave Schneider 1st; 6000 Steve Hengeveld 1st, Troy Messer 2nd; 7100 Dan Beaumont 1st, Blake Henn 2nd; 7200 Travis Bazzano 1st, David Caspi no 2nd; 7 300 Jayson Strachan 1st, Kellon W alch 2nd; 8000 MacRae Glass 1st; 8100 Trent Beaver 1st, Randy Merritt 2nd; UTVP -Matt Parks 1st, Jerome Dinagro 2nd; UTVS -George Gardner 1st, Renee Hudson 2nd. Pit Notes: In Trick Truck, four teams are within 9 points of each other going into Henderson. Macrae Glass continued his dominance, winning his 8100 class again ... that's several in a row! Andy Megaw from Banning Motorsports told us the new Ford Eco-Tech motor had a successful run. Read the complete race story on page 8 and for complete details on finishes, please see the Best in the Desert website at Continued on page 40 Page 7

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~IDJH~ BLUEWATER DESERT CHALLENGE sourapas overall Winner By Judy Smith Photos: Trackside Photo MacRae Glass had a great weekend in his Ford, he won both races with ease and took home the coveted Gold medal for Class 8000. quering heroes back. The weekend belonged to Steve Sourapas, he drove his Ford Trick Truck to the Class 1400 win and he took the overall win as well. The weather was a pain, devel-oping into a late season hot spell with temps near 100 which was no surprise to regulars at Parker, but seriously hot and debilitating for the drivers. There was also very little breeze, which meant that the dust hung and even infield specta-tors could sometimes not identify the vehicles roaring by just four or five car lengths away from them. On the course drivers ran into things they couldn't see in the dust, and were often unable to pass due to poor vision. Although the course wound around a great deal of the Python area, the Hot Pits were all consigned to one cor-Parker, AZ: Steve Sourapas and Andy McMillin partnered in Sourapas's Ford Trick Truck to take the overall victory in an edge-of-the-seat down to the wire finish at the BITD's new event. Using the popular and en-tertaining "Python" area for a centerpiece, Casey Folks, CEO of the Best In The Desert, laid out a 27 mile course that included some familiar stuff, interspersed with some new trails. The format was much like that of SCORE's an-nual Laughlin Desert Challenge, with short races for each class, each day. Then the total times were added to determine the final placement. Logically, the slower classes ner of the track, which then had were grouped together, and they warned his racers to "be alert a 25 mile per hour speed limit. went first, doing varied numbers and be ready" because the sched-Only those pitting for someone of laps depending on expected ule could change. And it did, as racing in the current event were speeds. All together there were five things took longer, or less time, allowed to be in the Hot Pits, heats each day, beginning right at he and his crew "rescheduled" as excepting the big pit teams, who daybreak. The first heat, with the necessary, but for the most part could stay put for the duration. slowest classes, was a two-lapper, communications were good and For this event the BITD had and everyone else did three laps - everyone was close in, so there the usual qualifying of Classes or at least they tried to. were no serious problems with 1500 and Trick Trucks on the It wasn't all that easy. For one schedule adjustments. Thursday before the racing, and thing, it was very dusty, and for There seemed to be ample park- this time they included the 1100s, another, the course was tough, ing in various sections of the "py- 1000s, and 7200s in the process. and there was a lot of traffic. They thon" so spectators could watch Those who qualified up near the were started side-by-side every 30 the fun in the infield, and there front were delighted. Rear start-seconds so there were no big emp- was another spectator area out on ers, not so much. ty spaces between vehicles with Shea Road, which was reported to On the whole, it was a lot like time for the dust to settle. Folks, be even better. There was ready ac-the SCORE Laughlin events, ex-who's never presented an event of cess to the finish line and podium cept that the course was longer, so this type, was not entirely certain area also, so crews could easily get there were long moments when no how the timing would go, so he out there to welcome their con- action could be seen. Re ortedl , ;;....;..._ _________________ __,; ___ .., the best spectator spots were out on Shea Road. Much of the race course was on Colorado River Indian Tribe (CRIT) land and thus, was being policed by the CRIT police and the CRIT Fish and Game officials as well as BITD officials. It was a "no pre-" run event. Because the staging and start area was a distance away from the track, the lengths of the laps varied. The first lap was actually 28 miles long, the second was 27 and the third lap (or second for the two-lap events) was just 22 miles long, because it omit-ted the whole south end of the python. Thus they ran a total of 77 miles in a three-lap event, or 154 total miles for the weekend. Two lappers would do 50 miles in one heat, and 100 miles for the weekend. The two-lappers were Classes 1700, 1800. 1900. 3700. 4400. 5100 and 7300. As usually happens when an event is broken into two or more "heats", some of the Trick Truck and Class 1500 folks entered their vehicles in the Sportsman (1800) class, to give themselves a legal pre-run. This is possible because the Sportsman class ran in the first heat, as usual. Some teams decided ta. lighten the load and carry only as much fuel as they figured they'd need. And also as usual, the Parker terrain bit a few of them and they ran out of fuel, It was a second place finish in Class 1200 for Justin Blower, he's Quentin Tucker laid claim to the silver medal in Class 2000, he's Troy Messer took home the silver medal in the Class 6000 contest, seen here kicking up silt on his way to the finish line. seen here at high speed on the course on his way home. he's seen here just at touchdown on his way to the flag. Steven Lisa had to settle for the silver medal in the Class 1100 fracas, Randy Merritt was a wee bit off the winning pace in the Class 8100 Blake Henn ended the weekend 12 minutes in arrears in the Class seen here nicely airborne at the Blue Water Desert Challenge. battle, he took second place honors, seen here at speed. 7100 fracas, He's seen here pursuing his silver medal. Pages December 2010 Dusty Times

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Hein in a Kawasaki, who also drove both days. He said he'd had "some overheating." He went on to say that "Saturday was better - I couldn't see anything today." His two day time was 2:42:52. Third in the class was Kevin Kohrell, still another who drove both days, in a Kawasaki T-Rex. He said he'd had "no problems", but finished on a broken front A-arm, which his crew pointed out to him. His time was 2:43:09. Alex Staats took the Class 1200 win in his good lookin' Ford, he had 26 minutes on his competition at the flag. Rick St John was the big winner in the Class 1100 competition, Rick had 20 minutes in hand when he took the checkered flag. In fourth it was Robert Ander-son who drove Sunday and Brian Thomas who drove Saturday. An-derson said that in the north end of the Python some markers had gone missing (probably run over by another competitor) and he'd had no warning that there was a high speed turn and had rolled his vehicle. (One of the disadvantages forgetting or not knowing just how very soft the Parker track can. be. And it got softer, and the holes got deeper as Saturday progressed. The BITD tried to clean it up a bit, and had a crew working all night, not only blading some of the bumps down, but also water-ing a good portion of the track hoping to reduce the dust for the second day's racing. It was not quite daylight when the first group took to the course on Saturday, and some of their way must have been directly into the rising sun. This was the Side-by-Sides, the Sportsmen and the JeepSpeed group. Some of the Sportsmen were Class 1500 and Trick Truck drivers getting them-selves a prerun. Ostensibly, they would do only one lap and then retire and get out of the way. In the UTVs, the Pro class was won by Matt Parks, in a Polaris; Dusty Times who did the driving both days. He said he'd had no problems, and described Saturday's race as "kind of a sprint", and as he looked at "survival." His total time for four his destroyed, said that laps 2:38:52. Sunday's event was a matter of In second place it was Craig Continued on page 10 Patrick Nirschi took the gold medal in the Class 1/2-1600 fracas, but it was close, Patrick had less than 2 minutes in hand at the flag. 2,160 Rooms And Suites 60 Table Games 2,300 Slot Machines Poker Room Race & Sports Book 640-Seat Bingo Room 16 Movie Theaters It was a good weekend for Steve Hengeveld, he won the Trophylite Truck Class but it was close, he only had 9 seconds in hand at the end. 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 W(ljj LAS VEGAS BLVD AT S/LVERADO RANCH • SOUTHPOINTCASINO.COM December 2010 Page 9

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of not driving both days.) He had help quickly from spectators, and wasn't injured, but lost about five minutes. His time was 2:47:02. Fifth place went to Michael Lasher in a Kawasaki. We missed him in the crowd at the finish line, but his two-day time was 2:56:36. Brandon Schueler, a pioneer in the UTV class, finished sixth in his Polaris Razr. He said he'd had no serious problems, but the course was dusty, and "way worse" on Sunday. His time was 2:57:40. In seventh place it was Jason Murray, in a Yamaha. He got away from us at the crowded finish line, but his two-day time was 3:00:25. Eighth place fell to Jeff Fumell who drove both days in a Polaris Razr 800. He said he was "on the edge all the time", and Sunday was "very dusty and rougher." But he reported no problems at all. His time was 3:03:22. Keith Waibel was the winner in the Class 3000 fracas, Keith is seen here nicely airborne on his way to the checkers. Kent Beaver had a wonderful weekend, he took the gold medal in Class 8100, he is seen here just after one of many liftoffs in his Ford. Yancey Reynolds was ninth in 4: 18: 15, making slow work of Sunday's race. And Sean Lindberg finished tenth after a second lap of over two hours, saying he was "glad to finish." His two-day time was 4:26: 18 and he was the last of-ficial finisher in the class. time." He described the course as "soft", with "nasty, nasty holes." He reported that he could tell that "Casey bladed the course" overnight. He also said, "Guys were stuck and just sitting there - stupid - if they'd had their tow straps ready I'd have pulled them out." His time was 2:23:57 for the two days. In second, it was Chase Rather, who broke a steering knuckle on Saturday and was stuck for a long time on Sunday. He said he'd had to dig. His time was 4:47:29. but went over to Beaver's shop (a very off-road friendly place) in town and got it fixed. He was grateful to have been able to bor-row welders and other equipment. His two-day time was 2:44:38. Eric Helgeson was third, and really pleased to have done so well in his two-wheel drive Jeep. The good finish clinched the 2010 JeepSpeed championship for him. He drove both days and had "no mechanical problems whatso-ever." His time was 2:48:53. In the UTV Sportsman class the winner was George Gardner in a Polaris Jagged X, with 103 inch wheelbase. He drove both days, and said he had a "really good time". He went on to say that the course was well marked. His suspension was a "little soft", and he'd bent an arm. This was the first race for this car. His time was 3:06:06. In the Sportsman class Steve Appleton, in a Class 1500 Jimco, goes into the record books as a winner. He was the only Sports-man entry to complete both laps both days, and he did it in the time of 2: 19:28. His intent was to "check out the course." John Helton, in another two-wheel drive Jeep, was fourth. He also drove both days and said that on Saturday he'd concentrated on "saving the car for Sunday." He agreed with the rest of the racers that the course was "very silty and The gold medal in Class 7100 went to Don Beaumont, Don had 12 minutes in hand when he took the checkers in his Ford pickup. Renee Hudson was second, and she also drove both days, and had no problems, "no issues." She said it was a fun course and she'd come back next year. Her battery died as she finished. Her two-day time was 3:09:46. None of the other UTVs got to the finish line. Racing in the same group, Class 3700, or JeepSpeed 3, was won by Jon Krellwitz, whose wife, Christa, rode on Sunday. He said they'd had "nothing but a good The JeepSpeed winner was the husband/ wife team of Scott and Tandi Hartman. Scott drove and Tandi navigated. They'd had no problems either day, although sometime after they finished on Saturday their power steering had gone away. Happily, they found it "accidentally", and got it fixed for Sunday's race. Their two day time was 2:36:44. Second went to Perry Coan in a Wrangler. He drove both days. He bent his front end on Saturday, very rough." His time was 3:06:40. burned up a clutch and had to let Fifth place went to Chris air out of his tires. He particularly Wacker, another who drove both wanted to thank his mechanic, days. On Saturday he'd finished Rob Rankin. second, but on Sunday he'd had Eighth place went to Bruno gear shift problems when the bolts Zvirzin, who drove Sunday and backed out. He'd been stuck for Tom Thorvick, who drove on 20 minutes also, but said, "Other Saturday. Will Moorehead navi-than that, it was a great race." His gated at least one of those days. time was 3:11:46. They said they bent a track bar In sixth it was Barrie Thomp-both days and had a heating is-son who drove Sunday, while sue both days. They also said that Darren Skilton did the driving on everybody pushed their Jeeps hard Saturday. Darren's dad, Clive, the at this event because they knew it founder of the JeepSpeed series, was a short one. They felt that all navigated on Sunday. They said the JeepSpeeders had a good time. this car is twenty years old, and Their time was 4:01:18 more like a rally car than an off- Class 7300 raced in this group roader. It has air conditioning, a also, and in first place it was Jay-tape deck, roll up windows and son Strachan, who drove on Satur-even license plates. Their air filter day and James Burman, who drove clogged a couple of times. The on Sunday. They said both days reason for running this car was to were "good." But then Burman test the crate motor, which came said, 'It was the worst dust and at a cost of just $3850. It's a sealed roughest course for me!" Their motor, "full race", according to time for the two days was 2:40:01. Skilton. They're planning to have Second place went to Kellon a $4000 motor-claimei class in Walch who drove their Ford both the JeepSpeed series next year, to days, while his cousin, Quinn, nav-help keep costs down and encour- igated. On Sunday they "Tipped it age more folks to join in the fun. up on its side at Mile 14" -but Their time was 3:30:22. the BITD course wor{ers pulled In seventh i(was Chris Nissley them out and it cost only 10 or 15 who drove both days. He fin- minutes. Explained Kellon -"We ished late, having been stuck. He were really pushin' it -we have Travis Bozzano took the win in the Class 7200 race, it was close, Travis only had said the Weatherman (Bob Stein- only six inches of travel -we went ;:3=6=s=e=c=on=d=s='=·n=h=a=n=d=w:=h=e=n=h=e=to=o=k=t=h=e=f.=in=is=h=in=g=fl=ag=·=====:::;--;====-..!:b!!=el.r~e~rL.l.!ao~t'-"h!l1~· m~u~n!.!:s:?.!tu~c!::k.:. . .!H.!:e~a~ls~o!.-..;d~o~w:.!.n!....!f.!.qi h tin ! " Their two-da time was 3:05:50. The first race of the day had a total of 50 entries in seven classes, and a total of 25 of them managed to finish their required two laps both days. Race number two was just as busy consisting of Classes 1100, 2000, 6000, 3000, 7100, and 8100, all of whom were required to run three laps. This time there " were 45 cars out on the course. In Class 1100, which had been one of those that got to qualify for this event, Rick St. John, who'd quali-fied quickest, and thus started first, also finished first, both days. On Saturday, Adam Pfankuch, who is frequently St. John's driv-ing partner, rode with him as a way to get a pre-run in. At the finish Saturday St. John said that having started first was a "huge advantage". (Ed. Note: looking at the finish lists one can see that the driver starting first had the fast lap in every event both days, if he got the lap completed. His second lap usually slowed by six or seven minutes as he ran into traffic and dust.) In Saturday's racing, those who qualified fastest had the added advantage of start-ing by themselves, while the rest of their class started side-by-side, 30 seconds apart. That changed on Sunda when the were lined David Caspino was the silver medal winner in the Class 7200 Corey Keysar gave it his all but had to settle for a second place finish Brian McDonnell finished two and a half minutes out of first place skirmish, he's seen here rushing his Ford to the finish line. in Class 1000, seen here in low flight. in the always hotly contested Class 1500 race, here just at liftoff. Page 10 December 2010 Dusty Times

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1 Kevin Ellis was quite happy with his Class 1000 win, seen here flyin' low, Kevin had 12 minutes in hand at the checkers. The Class 1500 win went to Loren Brown, Loren is seen here nicely airborne as he makes his run to the checkered flag. up side-by-side all the way through the ranks, in the order in which they finished on Saturday. Ear-ly on Sunday morning, as the Sportsmen and UTVs floundered around, the entire Python area was enveloped in a cloud of dust. Spectators could hear the cars go by, but couldn't see them. By the time the second race started, a slight breeze had come up and things were somewhat improved. St. John, having won on Sat-urday, was on the front line on Sunday and just stayed in front for all three required laps. He said his car, which had "been in the garage since the 2009 Baja 1000", and hadn't been prepped, "works so good in the rough." He said that the rougher the course got "the easier it was for me." He took the win with a two-day time of 3:25:44. In second place it was Steven Lisa, an ex-Rolex racer, newly con-verted to off-road, in a Foddrill. His only problem was a flat on Saturday. He said that his "really good motor made up for my inex-perience", and he had "a hoot of a time", but Tom, who rode with him said "We had a few moments out there!" Their two-day time was 3:45:45. Third place went to Matt Laughlin (yes -THAT Laughlin), in a Penhall. Still in his first sea-son of off-road racing, Laughlin apparently catches on fast. His two-day time was 4:05:28 and he was the last in the class to get all six laps completed. In fourth it was Gary Williams and Bryan Folks (son of Casey Folks), in a Banning. On Saturday they said the dust "was tough" -on Sunday they got only two laps completed and became a dnf. Another non-finisher was Lee Banning, Sr., who had a really good race going on Saturday in his Foddrill. He recorded the fastest second lap time for the group, and then did a triple-endo into a barrel roll and ended his day. Some time later his car was in pieces, spread out "over five picnic tables" - it seems he had "yard-saled it". But his crew didn't give up, worked all night and actually got it back to-gether in time to race on Sunday. He got all three laps done, but was still a dnf for the weekend. Ryan Plowman, who finished only one lap on Saturday, then locked up a hub on his Kreger, got some special service when Derek Kreger flew to Parker in his plane with a new hub, and overnight his employees put the car back togeth-er. Plowman finished his Sunday laps, with just one flat tire, but was still a dnf. Dave Schneider took the Class 4400 win with apparent ease, Dave is seen here kicking up some of the soft stuff. Cody Reid, in a Lothringer, got all three laps done on Saturday, but on the second lap on Sunday he broke a selector finger in his transmission and became a dnf. Also running in the second heat of the day were the Class 2000 cars (1600cc one and two-seat buggies). There were 14 of them. At the end of the second day it was Patrick Nirschl in first, in his Bunderson. On Saturday the only thing he had to say was that his intercom hadn't been working. On Sunday, finishing in front again, he said "This was our first race with no problems." Nirschl drove both days and Ka-mren Woodward navigated both days. They said the course was "re-ally, really sandy." Their two-day time was 3:37:54. In second place it was Quentin Tucker and Cody Robinson in a Curry chassis. They said their car hadn't been touched since the SCORE Laughlin race in the early spring. Tucker drove Saturday and Robinson on Sunday, and they said they'd had "a small shift link-age problem both days." Their two day time was 3:39:32, less than two minutes off the winning time. In third it was Ryan and Ross Mattox. Ryan drove Saturday and Ross drove Sunday. They said they'd had no problems, except they'd had the "wrong tires on Day 1 ", and changed them for Sunday. Their two-day time was 3:44:10. Fourth place went to the team of Josh Daniels and Day Gang. Gang drove on Saturday, with Daniels "navigating", and then on Sunday he drove. Gang said he was "very impressive - I didn't expect him to do so well -he's not just fast with the pedal, he's talented too." Their two-day time was 3:44:34. in the early eighties.) He rolled the car Saturday in the Python, then was upset and went too fast and rolled again. He's been racing short course for a couple of years, but not desert, and thus, didn't know how to work the OPS and got lost for a bit. Their two-day time was 3:51:33. Sixth place was earned by Zach Perez in a Banning. His two-day time was 3:55: 19. In seventh it was Kevin Curtis in a Curtis Motorsports chassis, their first 1600 chassis, and said Curtis, "We're very proud of it." Curtis said, "That was fun - defi-nitely fun. I miss Class 1 though." His two-day time was 4:34:22. Eighth place went to Kevin and Brian Smith in a Mirage. They drove up on the "Mesa", found no one there to interview them, and left, so we have no details on their race. They had two uncharacteris-tically long laps on Saturday and it's possible that they had a sticky throttle on Sunday. Their two-day time was 4:35:56 and they were the final finishers in their class. Class 3000 is for Desert Lites, two-seat Eco-tech powered cars. There was only one entry, but he did manage to get to the finish line both days. Keith Waibel, in a Predator, said it was "so dusty .. ." on Saturday. On Sunday he got another three laps completed and reported he'd had "no problems at all." But he did say there'd been a lot of silt. His two-day time was 3:43:55. The Trophylite trucks ran in this group also, and brothers Steve and Joe Hengeveld took the two-day win. Steve drove on Saturday and Joe was the Sunday driver. This was the first time the brothers had teamed up to race and they found it "very exciting". They said the course was very silty, and they just "drove the best we could", which was good enough to give them a two-day time of 3:43:55, and the win. Not far behind them Troy Mess-er, who drove both days, came in second. He said he'd "made too many mistakes" on Saturday. This was his first Trophylite race as a driver. Sunday went better, but there were still a "couple of clenchers", though he felt he'd made hardly any mistakes. His two-day time was 3:44:04. Third place went to Gary Mess--er, Troy's dad, who also drove both days. He said that the OPS didn't work on Saturday and he'd taken a wrong turn in the dust, but it worked on Sunday. This good finish gave him the Trophy-lite season championship. His time was 3:44:36. In fourth it was Ramsey El Wardani and Tony Cortes. Cortes drove Saturday, and El Wardani navigated, for a pre-run. They said Saturday was so dusty they had to come to a stop several times, and then their shifter fell apart and they did laps two and three in second gear. Sunday, El Wardani drove, and he had problems with a clogged air filter. Their two-day time was 3:51:04. The team of Louis Chamoer-land, Jim Riley and Craig Mallow finished fifth. Chamberland drove Saturday while Riley navigated. They had a flat, but no serious trouble. On Sunday Riley drove and Mallow navigated, and they had another flat. They finished Continued on page 12 In fifth it was Doug Renfro and Sean Kennedy in a Mirage with a cardboard roof. Kennedy drove Sunday and Renfro drove Saturday. (Renfro is the nephew of Jim Sumners the winningest 1600 driver the sport ever enjoyed, back Steve Appleton had an easy weekend, his competition in Class 1800 all faded away and he took the gold medal with almost no effort. Jerome Vinagro is seen hustling through the silt on his way to a second It was a second place finish in Class 1700 for Perry Coan at Parker, Kellon Walch was the silver medal winner in Class 7 300, an over an place finish in UTV P Class, he was 4 minutes in arrears at the flag. Perry was eight minutes back when he took the checkers. hour last lap on Sunday didn't do a lot for his enjoyment. Dusty Times December 2010 Page 11

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with a two-day time of 3:56:35. Raymond Cummins who did the driving, with Tom Salazar and Eric Swanson as navigators, were sixth. Cummins hadn't raced for 18 years, and spent Saturday get-ting back in race mode. On Sun-day things were going well until he had a flat in the python. Then he had to stop for a replacement spare, only to have it fall off a bit further down the road, leaving him spare-less for the rest of the trip. His two day time was 4:02:20. In seventh it was Trevor Scher-rer, whose transmission overheat-ed on Saturday and slowed him down. Then on Sunday he lost his spare, and once again, had to drive conservatively. He clocked in at 4:05: 16. And Stephen Cox, familiar to all BITD race winners as the man with the microphone for Sopwith TV, was eighth in the time of 4:61:05. He was the final finisher in the class. In Class 8100 there were four entries, and the winner was the Beaver family 1979 Ford. Trent, who drove on Sunday, said he was "beat, but it was worth it." He said that it was a "huge advantage" to live in Parker, because, since they do all their testing on the roads that made up the course, they "know all the roads so well." Their two-day time was 4:06:41. In second it was Randy Mer-ritt in another Ford. He said that B II PINC BOB II ll Page 12 The win in Class 3700 was taken by Jon Krellwitz, he's seen here flying his Jeep to the win, he had over two hours in hand at the end. "right off the start" they'd lost their power steering on Sunday. So Chris Golding, his naviga-tor, had done the shifting, while Merritt kept both hands on the steering wheel. At the finish area he said his shoulders were "kill-ing" him. Their two-day time was 4: 19: 18. Tim Casey and Bill Rante were third in still another Ford. Casey drove both days, and Rante navi-gated both days. They said they'd had a good battle with Merritt, but had got stuck in a "bonehead move", and lost a half hour on Saturday. Without that error it would have been a very close fin-ish indeed. His two-day time was 4:28:32, and he was the final fin-isher in the class. In Class 7100, which had five starters, the winning truck was the Ford Ranger of Don Beaumont, Alan Coffee and Ron Jackson. Coffee drove Sunday and Beau-mont drove Saturday. They said they'd had a "really good weekend - perfect, no flats either day and no incidents." For the most part they said, "it was a cool race." Their two-day time was 4: 18:45. In second it was Blake Henn, in another Ford, and he described the event as a "fun race." His two-day time was 4:30:53. In third, just a minute and one second behind him it was Rich RACE RAOIOS ~~KENWaaa ... December 2010 The Jeepspeed 1 win went to Tandi Hartman, Tandi is seen here on the way to the checkered flag, always a nice finish to the day. Severson, in still another Ford. wind -the dust was just sitting." He said he'd had a "good run" But on Sunday they had no prob-on Sunday, except that a stuck !ems, and their two-day time was buggy had jammed up the whole 3:29: 19. track and he'd lost "three to five Steve and Kyle Kovach, Preston minutes." Saturday he'd had no Schmid and Chip Carr, in a Ford, problems. His two-day time was finished fourth. Steve Kovach 4:31:54. drove Saturday, Schmid did the Fourth place went to Terry Sunday driving. They said their Henn, Ford, who recorded a two- truck is heavier than the ones that day time of 4:44:08, and was the finished in front of them. Their final finisher in the class. time was 3:38:43. As the second race finished Fifth place went to Chase and and the third one got underway Matt Borden, James Simonsen on Sunday, the General Tire in-and Dylan Lackey in a Ford. Matt flatable arch got caught up by a Borden drove on Sunday, and his sudden wind, and did a somer-brother, Chase, drove Saturday. sault over the IRC trailer. Some-On Sunday they got stuck for thing sharp on the trailer ripped a while and shoveled a bit, but a hole in the arch, so that was the ultimately a BITD official got end of it for the day. them out. They lost "five or ten The third race was an amalgam minutes." Their two-day time was of Classes 7200, 1000 and 4400. 3:51: 13. There were supposed to be Classes In sixth place it was Sean Gior-5000 and 5500 also, but none dano, Paul Sullivan, Ron Ayers showed. A total of 31 vehicles and Travis Sullivan in a Ford. raced in this event, which enjoyed Giordano drove Saturday and a bit of a breeze, although it by no Sullivan took over on Sunday. means cleared the air. They said they "got stuck and got Class 7200 was won by Travis plowed" -another truck flattened Bozzano, in a Chevy truck, who one of their tires and tore up their had a close battle with the second bed. They had stopped to wait for place truck. Bozzano drove both someone else to make it through days, and on Sunday said "That a patch of silt when it happened. was awesome!" He said there'd Their two-day time was 3:57:58. been a lot of dust and it was "re-They were the last finishers in the ally rough" on Sunday. His trans- class. mission ran hot but he didn't back Class 1000 had 15 starters, off. "We were gonna win or burn and at the end of Sunday's run it down!" His two-day time was the winner was the team of Kevin 3:09:51. Ellis, Craig Curtis, Nicholas Holt Just 46 seconds behind him and Craig Hall in a Chevy Eco was the Ford of David Caspino Tech powered car. On Saturday and Jason Ruane. They said that Curtis did the driving and he fin-on Saturday they'd been "stuck be- ished on a flat right rear. He said hind a slower car", which let Boz-he'd had a fuel pump go out on zano get away. On Sunday, Ruane the first corner. On Sunday Curtis had been in front of Bozzano, but drove again, happy to have "my Bozzano had been "right there all first win in the desert ever." He day." Their time was 3: 10:27. reported that he'd liked the event. Third place went to Sean His two-day time was 3:27:26. Backus, Matt Nelson and Greg Corey Keysar, in a Honda pow-Atherton in a Chevrolet. Backus ered Jimco which ran without a had rolled the truck o; Saturday, rear shock for the first lap on Sat-and said that they'd "needed Continuedonpage14 The UTV P win at Parker went to Matt Parks, Matt is seen here just before touchdown, Matt had 4 minutes in hand at the checkers. Dusty Times

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Race #1: Short Wheelbase Challenge (Classes eligible: 5, 3000, Preditor, Trophylite, Mason Prorunner, or any car that meets short wheel base requirements. Restrictions Apply. $10,000 Cash and Prizes) Starting on the main USGP track, racing from 1 0am-2pm (race duration 2 hours) Race #2: Starting on the main national MX track, racing from 1 pm-3pm (race duration 2 hours) Classes TBA. UTV Race: Starting on the main national track, racing from 3:30pm-4pm 'cjmffiDaJ!Jtm • Gate Fees: $15 for Adults, $10 for Children (6-12yrs. old) and free for a 1 -.:r,t.,r,"6,t!"3. Children Syrs. and under. Pit area access is FREE for teams, families 8}~ ~·. and spectators. Overnight camping is FREE on Friday night for race . HOTH. CASINO. SPA teams. ~=-----=11111!!!!:!!.:a,---,---' .. ...,·,....· ... _. _N•-~ • Race Classes: All desert classes welcome. • Race Entry Fees: $300 for trucks and buggies, $50 for UTV's and • oA-Trophy Karts • Payback: 66% payback for all truck and buggy classes For 11or1 Info visit _,.Gllllll1l1LC011 • Course Layout: Race course is approximately 4.5 miles in length with varied terrain Dusty Times .. .. or cal 90N8N090 . I I I I I I.• I I I • Unique Features: Two mandatory pit stops are required during the race for truck and buggy classes with 1 tire change at each stop. December 2010 Page 13 •\•I• I I I I I •I\ I I I I I I I I I I\ I I • I I• I I I I

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George Gardner makes a somewhat off kilter landing on his way to the UTV S win, George had 3 minutes on his competition at the flag. urday, was second. He had a good race on Sunday and said "we ran as hard as we could run today." His time was -3:39:50. In third it was Todd Elam in a Toyota powered Safari. He had clutch trouble on Saturday, and on Sunday he said it was the "throttle positioning sensor" that wasn't working, so he was at "about half throttle pretty much the whole race" on Sunday. His two-day time was 3:50:29. Chad Giguiere, who finished fourth in a Kreger/fwisted Metal combination, had a problem with injectors on Saturday, and also lost his reverse gear. He just ran without it on Sunday. His two-day time was 3:59:24. In fifth it was the team of Ed Beard and Ron Dalke in a Safari. Beard, the oldest driver in the race as far as anyone could tell, at 72, drove on Saturday. As he sat on the Mesa after finishing he said "I am done!" Ed's day was pretty uneventful, but on Sunday Dalke got "run over by a truck", which tore off his carburetor, so that the car was then stuck full throttle and went soaring way off course. He'd lost a lot of time. And the team figured they lost the motor too, because the air cleaner was gone, and it must have ingested dirt. Their two-day time was 4:00:41. They were the last in the class to finish. There were just two of the 4400 cars, which are the Rock Racers. Dave Schneider and Dick Nelson shared. the driving and took the win in their Ford powered car. They said Saturday was good, and on Sunday they "never had to stop", although their pumper helmet quit working. Sunday was "rough'", they said. Their two-day time was 4: 18:32. The other car in their class had a bad time on Saturday, involving a roll over and a fire, neither of which caused seri-ous harm, but it did put them out of the race. The fourth race was for the Class 1500 cars all by themselves. There were 36 of them, and they'd do three laps each day. Sam Berri got to start in front by himself on Saturday, because he'd, had the fast qualifying time, and, sure enough, he was the first car to come around, but he was spewing smoke. On the radio a voice was heard saying "His engine's on fire and he doesn't know about it!" It apparently was not terminal, but it cost him his comfortable lead. Tom Woods was broken early, radioing a request for his crew to come and get him at Race Mile 1, which was still in plain sight of the start line. He got going again. The ugliest car in the group was the Trick Truck of Pete Sohren, running without body panels as a Class 1500 vehicle. He'd apparent-ly not wanted the ease of a lap or two as a Sportsman, but decided ,' BJ Baldwin took a pair of second places at Parker in Class 1400, he was a total of 47 seconds out of the class win at the checkers. to give the 1500 class a try. He started fifth off the line. Most of them got to the fin-ish one way or another, and on Sunday they started in the order in which they'd finished the day before. Non-finishers could also run on Sunday, but even if-they completed all of Sunday's laps, they would go into the records as non-finishers for the event. There were three of them, and one of them was Sohren, who cooked his motor in Sunday's .event after a second place finish in Class 1500 on Saturday, thus making himself a DNF in the Trick Truck race also. At the end of the Sunday race, Loren Brown, who'd finished first on Saturday also, was the winner in a Foddrill. Brown's racing ca-reer started on quads, progressed to Class 10, and having paid close attention apparently, he's doing very well in the unlimited open wheel class. He said he'd started Sunday's race with no starter, so he'd "had to run clean." His two-day time was 2:55:00. In second place it was the Mc-Donnell brothers, Tim, who drove Saturday and Brian, who drove Sunday, in their Penhall. Neither had any problems. They had quali-fied seventh, and said that having no problems was "the key to the whole thing." They said they'd had a "really good race." Their two-day time was 2:57:30. Adam Pfankuch was third in a Penhall. He said his day had been "pretty good - really rough and dusty." He said he'd lost third gear early, and said, "That's like the most important gear!" On Satur-day he'd driven about five miles in to the finish on a left front flat, which was shredded by the time he got there. He'd also run out of gas Saturday, saying he'd "mis-judged - it's really, really sandy out there." His two day time was 2:57:40, only 10 seconds behind the McDonnells. Fourth went to Steve Raskett in a Porter. He said that Sunday "was good - pretty rough out there - no problems at all." His partner, Jake Jackson, drove on Saturday. They said the dust was worse on Satur-day, which was the general con-sensus, because Sunday there was a slight breeze and it got blown off the course occasionally. Raskett's time was 2:58:25. In fifth it was Steve Appleton, in a Jimco. (He was also the win-ner in the Sportsman class.) He said there'd been "a lot of dust", and it had been "a lot of fun." He also said his car "never has any problems." His two-day time was · 3:04:21. Steve Croll brought his Ford powered Porter to the finish in sixth place. He said he'd had no problems, and "it was a lot rougher (on Sunday) but the wind cleared the dust so you could see the obstacles." His brother Shawn, in a very similar car, "apparently blew a torque converter" on the last lap. Steve's time was 3:04:58. Garrick Freitas, in a Jimco, finished seventh. He said he'd had no trouble on Saturday, but hadn't qualified well, so he'd started far back in the lineup, and the "dust and silt was nasty." Then, on Sunday, he couldn't pass anyone unless they were broken because for laps two and three he'd been stuck in second gear, and would have been using third gear for about 30% of the course if he'd had it. But then he thought a bit and said it was probably better to be stuck in second than in first or third on this course. His time was 3: 12:38. In eighth it was Sean Mecham, in a Ford powered Custom chas-sis. He said it was rough, and he'd had a front flat on the last lap and had had to change it on course. His time was 3: 16: 17. Ray Griffith was ninth in his Jimco. He said the throttle body linkage came off at the end of lap one and he'd had to pit for a bungee cord to replace the spring. It took about a half-hour for the repair. Then he lost fqurth gear on the second lap, and he said, "It's a fourth gear course". His two-day time was 3:27:42. Tenth place went to Vince Galewick, in a DuneBuggy. He said he ran fast and "everything was awesome -the car ran like a champ." His two day time was 3:29: 14. In eleventh it was John Koltura in a Porter. He said "it was a lot of fun - course was really, really rough. We just laid back and got our finish." His two-day time was 3:29:25. Sean Callahan, in a Penhall, was 12th• He drove both days, and for some reason ran with his visor •• down for the last mile or so. His eyes looked as if they needed some tender loving care. He said he'd had no major problems. His time was 3:42:10. William Eriksen, who comes from Kentucky, finished 13'h in his Custom. Kory Halopoff drove it on Sunday, and had a couple of Renee Hudson had a fun weekend, took a second place finish in Chase Rather had a very long lap on Saturday and Sunday, still Bryce Menzies did the best he cold but this weekend he had to take the UTV S engagement, seen here heading for the checkered flag. managed to salvage a second place finish in Class 3700. home the bronze medal for his third place finish in Class 1400. Troy Vest took a third place finish in the Class 1200 fracas, he's seen A third place finish in Class 8000 went to Ron Swenson, Ron is Ryan Mattox was the bronze medal finisher in the Class 2000 contest, here nicely airborne on his way to the checkers. seen here flying low through the nasty silt. Ryan is seen here in the lite silt on his way to the flag. Page 14 December 2010 Dusty Times

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issues. He said it got hot and went into "limp mode", so he'd had to· let it cool. Their time was 3:42:58. Fourteenth place was earned by Jeremy Pulse in a Throttle Down Kustoms chassis. Pulse, who drove both days, had a flat tire and plugged air cleaner on Saturday, and got stuck on a hill on Sunday. His time was 3:49:45. In fifteenth it was Chris Kemp and Darren Moore in a Jimco, and somehow we missed them. Their time was 4:04:53. Sixteenth went to Travis Chase in a Ford powered car, who did not stop to talk. His time was 4:39:36. In seventeenth it was Todd Tuls, from Nebraska, in a Jimco. He said he'd rolled the car on Sat-urday, and "landed on all four." On Sunday he was having fuel issues, and thought it might be foam from the fuel cell in the lines. His time was 4:40:39 and he was the final finisher in the class. The Trick Trucks ran the final event each day. There were 18 of the Trick Trucks, five Class 8000 trucks and three Class 1200 trucks (Protrucks) in this group. In Class 8000, to no one's surprise, Macrae Glas.s took the win both days in his Ford, to earn the weekend win. In fact, he was the only one in the class to finish both days. After the race he was wondering if perhaps he should have grooved his tires. He had no trouble, but did stop briefly to help Scott McFarland, in the same class, who'd rolled his truck on the second lap on Sunday, and it had caught fire. But McFarland put the fire out quickly and got go-ing again, but didn't complete an-other lap. Glass, with very steady lap times, recorded a two-day time of 3:47: 14, good enough to put him eighth in the Trick Truck division. In the ProTruck class there were three entries, and at the end of the weekend the winning team was Alex and Ryan Staats in their Ford. On Saturday Ryan said, "That was probably the hardest 70 miles I've ever driven." Then they did it again on Sunday, and finished the weekend as winners with a time of 3:51:21. In second place it was Justin Blower, in a Ford. He reported that it was "so dusty, I couldn't see, went off course and got stuck. Then I put it on its side in the Python later." Things went more smoothly on Sunday, and he fin-ished the weekend in second place with a time of 4:17:35. In third it was Troy Vest, in a Chevy, who had a difficult week-end. On Saturday he had a clogged air cleaner and his spare didn't fit. He'd had to scrounge another. He also got stuck four times, and the plugged air filter had shut the fuel off once. He finished out of gas, but hadn't realized it. On Sunday he said he'd "just barely" made it. The engine was "very bad". He'd cut a tire and been stuck also. His two-day time was 4:56:47 and he was the last official finisher of the event. And in the Trick Truck class Andy McMillin, in Steve Sourapas's Ford, had got the best time in the Time Trials, and thus, started in solitary splendor on Sat-urday. That was a huge advantage, and McMillin just drove around for three untroubled laps, each of them the fast lap for the class, and took the Saturday win. As he watched McMillin roll down off the mesa after his interviews, Sourapas was muttering about maybe letting McMillin drive on Sunday also. It would be a tough act to follow. But overnight he changed his mind, and Sourapas elected to drive it himself on Sun-day. B. J. Baldwin, always a threat in his Chevy, had finished Satur-day's race just two minutes and 59 seconds behind McMillin. On Sunday they lined up side by side, and at the green light, Sourapas took a bad bump, and got off to a rather dubious start. But he rose to the challenge. Never has a race been so closely watched. For three laps it was as if there were no other vehicles on the track. Stop watches appeared everywhere. Sourapas hit a huge rock at one point, and wor-ried everyone, but the truck held together. Baldwin had faster times than Sourapas by a little bit, but Sourapas dug deep and made no fatal errors, and actually recorded faster times than McMillin's had been on laps two and three. Mc-Millin was on the radio telling Sourapas "Do not lift!" Baldwin was driving an inspired race also, and he had fast time for the class on all three laps, but on the rough-er course he couldn't make up the almost three-minute cushion that McMillin had given Sourapas. Ultimately, with a 1:25:08 added to Saturday's 1:26:06, the team of Sourapas and McMillin took the win by 47 seconds. McMillin, waiting at the finish, said "I'm more nervous when I'm out of the truck -BJ is a really fast driver and real competitive." Sourapas said he'd erred in not "getting a look at the course", either by riding with someone in another class, or by en-tering a pre-runner in the Sports-man class. On his first lap he'd felt at a serious disadvantage, because he didn't know the course. He said "The first lap I made a lot of mis-takes, ones I usually don't." The team's two-day time was 2:51:15. Baldwin said "I think that's about as fast as this thing goes! That was hard!" He hadn't been able to wring any more out of it. His second place two day time was 2:52:02. In third it was Bryce Menzies in his Ford. He said he'd had a "good weekend." His time was 2:55:07. Fourth went to Rick D. Johnson in his Ford, with Rick L. Johnson doing the navigating on Sunday. Rick D. had had a flat on Satur-day, but nothing went wrong on Sunday, except that he was obvi-ously sick, suffering from a major sore throat and all the symptoms of a bad cold. He said he liked the event, but "would like it better in a less sandy area." His time was 3:09:11. Fifth place went to Kevin Mc-Gillivray, who drove Saturday, and Steve Olliges, Sunday's driver, in their Ford. They had no mechani-cal problems and no flats, and their time was 3: 10:40. In sixth it was Marc Ewing and Josh Daniels in a Ford. Ewing drove Saturday and Daniels drove Sunday. He said it "was fun, but we had to change a driveshaft after the second lap." At least he got to have it done in the pit. Their two-day time was 3: 19:31. Seventh place was earned by Jason and Rich Voss in a Ford. He said he'd lost his power steer-ing pump, but had a spare in the truck. It cost him 20 minutes to make the replacement. Their two-day time was 3:22:10. Eighth place went to Mike Jakobson and David Phillips in a Ford, who said they'd been stuck a couple of times on Saturday. They said it was hard to see, and if they slowed a little they sank. They'd had to be pulled out. On Sunday they didn't stop to talk. Their two-day time was 4:32:07. They were the last official finisher in the class. In general, the racers liked the race, but many of them would have liked a less-dusty environ-ment. They said it was virtually impossible to pass slower vehicles for much of the time. When it was breezier on Sunday, they were happier. But it was still very, very dusty. In spite of the dust, the Best In The Desert seems to have a hit on its hands. ~ A third place finish in Class 6000 went to Gary Messer, he fini!;hed Matt Laughlin had slow second laps both days, Matt finished in third Tim Casey runs his beautiful la Paz Cocktail Mix Ford through the 32 seconds behind Troy at the Blue Water contest. place in the Class 1100 contest at Parker. silty stuff on his way to a third place finish in Class 8100. Rich Severson took third place honors in the Class 7100 contest, Sean Backus throws a lot of silt as he heads to a third place finish in Todd Elam was off the winning pace in the Class 1000 battle, he's he's seen here at high speed head in' for home. the Class 7200 race, Sean finished 20 minutes behind the class leader. seen here beautifully airborne as he heads for the checkered flag. Adam Pfankuch saves a bit of tire wear as he flies to a third place Kevin Kohre/1 was the third place finisher in the UTV P race, Kevin Eric Helgeson gets our award for the highest flyer, Eric took third finish in the Class. 1500 happening. was a mere 17 seconds out of a second place finish. ' place honors in the Class 1700 contest. Dusty Times December 2010 Page 15

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l.AJ2C::: RALLY OF SPAIN. Loeb/Elena/Citroen C4 Are Gold By Martin Holmes Photos: Maurice Selden Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena, Citroen C4, took overall honors at the Catalunya-Costs Daurado Rally in Spain, seen here at speed. Even when they changed the format of th_e popular Catalunya Rally, introducing gravel stages and making this a true mixed surface rally, it made no difference. Citroen cars won every special stage, Loeb led all the way, and the only unusual factor was that it was not a perfect demonstration. Sebastien Ogier was delayed when he went off the road, Dani Sordo struggled on the gravel stages and Kimi Raikkonen crashed on Shakedown. Ford were far behind, with Jari-Matti Latvala only fleetingly able to hold second place early on, while teammate Mikko Hirvonen lost over four minutes with turbo problems. The drama came in the race for the JWRC title and here there was real excitement. Running away with the victory in the category o n the event Yeray Lemes. But then championship favourite Aaron Burkart went off the road and gave his rival Hans Weijs hope of the title. Weijs then suffered crankshaft sensor failure with just one stage to go so Burkart was · happy, but a very lucky champion. As if the final day did not have enough excitement, this was also the day when the Pirelli sponsored drivers for the 2011 WRC Academy series were announced. The pressures of the world rally championship may have been eased after Sebastien Loeb won' his seventh successive world title and Citroen clinched their sixth manufacturers award in France, but the Catalunya Rally promised to bring a fresh wave of fun. One of the biggest expectations was that finally 27 year old Dani Sordo would be given the opportunity to win a world championship rally, after finishing second no fewer than 17 times. All the vibes were there. For this event Sordo was back in the Total team as teammate to Loeb. This was Sordo's home event, and it was here that he clinched the Junior world title in 2005. It is an event he has always finished, second here for the last four years but above all, there was the feeling through the sport that this had to be· his turn! This year's rally was very different because of the decision by the organisers to take advantage of the FIA's relaxation of the either-asphalt-or-gravel rule. The Spanish world championship rally had used both surfaces in the first two years (1991-1992), before it became an all-asphalt event. In 1992 the majority of the rally Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson finished second overall in Spain, here entering · a sharp left hander in their Citroen C4. were in fact run on gravel stages which were located well inland from Barcelona. Since then the rally has moved further south and is now based at the seaside holiday town of Salou, close to Tarragona. The gravel stages used this year were centred inland around the town of Flix, close to the Panta de Riva Roja reservoir. This spectacular hydroelectric site is a fishing paradise, still in the Catalunya region but close to the border with Aragon. Two of the three stage venues in the first loop of the rally were on mixed surfaces and the middle one fully gravel. Shakedown was held at a venue close to the Salou service park and on mixed surface_, starting on gravel and moving on to a fast asphalt road. The format of the rally was unusual. Originally the FIA proposed that on mixed surface events individual days using asphalt stages should always precede those days using gravel stages, but here it was the other way round. Gravel note crews were again allowed to participate, but only on. the all-asphalt Days 2 and 3. It was the first rally for many years where there was a mid-event major· suspension rebuild. At the end of Day 1, for which there was a time allowance of 75 minutes instead of the usual end-of-day 45 minutes. This was the final outing for the Junior WRC competitors, a series in which two drivers still had the chance to be champion, and the final time ever as the series is to be replaced by the Academy system for 2011. For eight years the FIA had awarded a World title to the winner of the series, which started in 2002 when the Spanish driver Dani Sola was champion, following a trial year when it was called the Super 1600 Drivers Cup, the first major title for Sebastien Loeb. This year there was another strange twist to the story. At the end of the penultimate round in the 2010 JWRC series there were in fact three drivers statistically able to take the title. These were the German Aaron Burkart, the Dutch driver Hans Weijs and the Estonian Karl Kruuda. Kruuda however not been able to compete on the final round as he was not old enough to drive on the roads in Spain -being still only 17 years old, had therefore lost his outside chance of taking the title. He was therefore unable to challenge for the Junior world title because he was - TOO young. Kruuda had been running under the entry of World Rally Team Estonia and for Spain the team instead nominated1 another Estonian Martin Kangur who drove a Honda Civic Type R. Until the start of 2010 the Type R was not allowed in the JWRC series because its bodywork was just too long to qualify as a suitable car for Junior drivers! The FIA spotted the anomaly and changed the rules so as to allow the Honda to be eligible but until now, there had not been a Type R in the series! 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-' .4J - --~ w-j--"' ,. -~ -~ -Henning Solberg and Stephane Prevot had a great run, they finished eighth overall in the rally, seen here in their Ford Fiesta. Matthieu Arzeno, had decided to fulfill his JWRC obligations by borrowing a car to cross the start line and would then go home (he borrowed one of the Shoot-Out Fiestas). There was one guest driver: Climent Domingo in Peugeot 206 S 1600. There were two subsidiary titles to be settled in Spain. Firstly the Rookie (newcomer) driver award, which would go to Harry Hunt the moment he qualified as a starter on the event. The British driver competed in a Fiesta R2. The other prize was the Federation Cup, which the Dutch federation would gain when Weijs started the rally. In addition to the rally itself there was one special happening in Spain. At the same time the WRC event was running, there was the 'Shoot-out' for drivers for the FIA sponsored programme of WRC rallies in 2011 which will replace former Pirelli Star Driver programme and Junior WRC and is now part of the new WRC Academy project. Plans for these activities, which are aimed at developing the careers of promising aspiring drivers of the future, had been frustratingly kept secret by the FIA. Finally everything went ahead with 16 of the original 18 drivers present, one lady driver (Molly Taylor from Australia) instead of the anticipated two, and still uncertainty of how many drivers the judges would nominate. The mixture of surfaces presented the official tyre supplier Pirelli with a logistical challenge, having to bring three types to the rally -the gravel Scorpion tyre for Day 1 and the regulatory tyres(hard and soft compound ) P-Zero tyres for Days 2 and 3. This was the first time since the original single-supply tyre event (Monte Carlo 2008) that three types of tyre had to be supplied. It had been promised at the time MC08 to be a one-off situation. The situation nearly recurred for Cyprus 2009 but a pre-event agreement between the teams to run the opening asphalt stages on gravel tyres avoided the problem. That solution also avoided another problem, the need to bring two sets of suspension parts to the rally and the need to change suspensions in mid event. This need however re-arose for this event. Spain was the final appearance for the Munchi's WRC team this year, and Villagra reverted to Jose Diaz as his codriver. They will not appear in Rally GB, but expect to be back in the WRC scene in 2011. The mixed surface format had not proved popular with the amateur World Rally Car drivers, shown by the virtual absence of these competitors. In fact there was only one, the Hungarian Frigyes Turan, originally entered in a Bozian team Peugeot 307 but he appeared with a Focus. Francois Duval entered a Subaru but then withdrew, citing budget problems and also a shoulder injury incurred during his crash in Rally Deutschland. With the further withdrawal of the non championship Fiesta S2000 en~ry of SWRC leader Xevi Pons, there were only three S2000 on the event, the Fiestas of Henning Solberg and Dennis Kuipers, and the Fiat of the SWRC's paraplegic Andorran driver Albert Llovera, who for his home WRC event was codriven by Sordo's former codriver Marc Marti. There was panic for Aaron Burkart, one of the two JWRC title hopefuls, when he crashed his Suzuki at the private JWRC pre-event shakedown test the Monday before the rally. Burkart explained that he had a puncture he did not know about, rather like the accident he had in Germany. His Suzuki Sport Europe team urgently brought a replacement car to Spain from their base in Hungary. A delightful surprise was the presentation at M-Sport to celebrate their 200th world championship rally start, and Guest of Honour, of course, was ',._ J . ''' Cornering hard before a large crowd, Ken Block and Alex Gelsomino finished ninth overall in their Ford Focus RS. Carlos Sainz who was there on occasion number one, Monte . Carlo 1997. Shakedown was a strange affair, very convenient location-wise but unrepresentative for surface content. Once again Loeb was at the top of the list of fastest times, more than a second (in 3km) faster than the pursuing Fords of Latvala and Hirvonen, but already one famous name had gone home. Kimi Raikkonen had touched the inside of a left hand bend, the impact launching the car into a roll which damaged the car -too much for him to compete on the rally. This was his second Shakedown accident of the season! Top times were Loeb 2m08.6s, Latvala 2m09.8, Hirvonen 2m09.9, Petter Solberg 2ml0.0s. The quickest Junior was Hans Weijs Junior with 2m30.3s. Day 1 - 4 Stages -Mixed - 96.02kms Fourty-seven was a disappointing number of starters for the rally. Only once before (in 2003) had the entry on the Spanish event been so low and then, no sooner had the event started, than two drivers in the JWRC series (Broccoli and Arzeno) having qualified for classification in the series, retired. It was a typical Catalunya morning with fast changing climatic conditions leaving quite thick fog at the start of the first stage. The top drivers were sent off for a day of gravel and mixed surface stages at three minute intervals ("not a rule for the dust but no help in the fog", quipped second driver on the road Sebastien Ogier. Third on the road was the Focus of Latvala, who noticed a strange game being played. Loeb kept a nice clean line through the bends over the two mixed surface stages, making the best time, leaving Ogie1 to cut the corners and throw gravel on the surfaces to slow down the drivers behind. During the morning loop of three stages, on stage two an all-gravel stage, another driver Petter Solberg made best time. Latvala's challenge had earlier been delayed when his engine stalled at the start of stage one, while later runners had progressively worse times. By the time the top drivers had passed through, the conditions were getting very tricky. Ken Block had a moment not realising just how slippery little bits of dirt can make a stretch of tarmac, and more than one driver reported that frequently dabbing at the brakes caused them to overheat. The only interloper within the ranks of the 11 World Rally Cars was Henning Solberg's Fiesta S2000, the first time he had rallied this car on gravel. In three stages Henning had already pulled out a lead of over a minute from Dennis Kuipers in a similar car. The first orthodox Group N car was the Mitsubishi of Hermann Gassner. Loeb held on to his lead in the afternoon but it was not straightforward. On the first stage of the second loop the cleaning effect was marked and he lost eight seconds of his lead to Ogier. Latvala meanwhile had a hard impact on the last stage of the loop, breaking a wheel and damaging the suspension but kept his third place, finishing the day 19.9 seconds behind the leader. Spanish hope Dani Sordo also damaged his suspension, this time in stage four, but by the end of the day was nearly a minute behind. The rally was taking its form, Latvala was the only Ford driver even to get a look at the Citroens, Hirvonen had more brake troubles especially on the asphalt stretches of road on the middle of the first stage of the loop, Ogier kept up the pace despite worries that his starter motor had failed. Khalid Al Qassimi and Frigyes Turan also had brake problems, Wilson had a halfspin. Henning was now some three minutes in front of Kuipers. The moment the rally started there were two new title holders, Harry Hunt qualified for victo'ry in the Rookie's category of the Junior series, and in the Federation Cup - for the third successive year. the Dutch federation KNAF took the title. The driver that JWRC title contender Aaron Burkart was paying close attention to was not so much his series rival Hans Weijs as the Spanish driver Yeray Lemes. So long as Lemes stayed in the lead of the JWRC, Burkart's title was assured, but if Weijs finished ahead of Lemes, Weijs had a chance to snatch the title away. After the loop of three stages Burkart had lost second · place to Weijs allowing him to pull a half minute ahead of him. Burkart's team urged him to push harder but Weijs meanwhile was having gearbox problems and the linkage failed completely near the end of the third stage of the loop. Martin Kangur managed to arrive back at the midday service notwithstanding problems with the valve timing on his Honda. Guest driver Domingo stopped on the road section after a stage with a broken differential on his Peugeot. Spanish gravel expert Lemes was nearly three quarters of a minute in front of Weijs by the end of the day. Slavov had a spin, Kangur's engine problems were found to be due to spark plugs but then he had brake troubles. Hunt was keeping an eye on his position in the one-make Fiesta series, and ended the day exactly equal on time with his FSTi rival Christian Riedemenn. With the gravel behind them, the cars had their specially long service and things were back to Catalunya normal. Sebastien Loeb was forthright, "I never expected to be leading this evening, because there was a lot of loose gravel on the top of the tracks. I thought I would have a big disadvantage, but we did not lose anything even first time through in the morning." Day 2 - 6 Stages -Asphalt - 126.62kms Fourty-three drivers took the restart and it was back to rally normal for Loeb, fastest on the first three stages of the first loop. Big news of the morning was an accident for Sebastien Ogier, which cost him some 15 minutes or so. "The corner tightened, but it was such a complicated place that I did not fully understand the notes." Ogier dropped back to 17th. Petter Solberg was up to second place, 44 seconds behind Loeb. Petter: "We are happy with our pace but we know that Sordo is coming up fast." With dry conditions forecast all day, all the drivers took hard compound tyres. All the top drivers were running with only one spare, and in fact apart from Ogier and Continued on page 18 Throwing tons of gravel, Jari-Matti Latvala and Mikka Anttila finished Matthew Wilson and Scott Martin get a quick wash job on their Ford Yeray Lemes and Regelio Penate drove their Renault Clio to 12th fourth overall in their Ford Focus RS. 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Sordo none of the top drivers bothered to use their spare at all. Sordo could not understand what had slowed him on the first day but this morning he was really on it and on stage eight had really turned up the wick, "The car set up was much better than it had been the day before. On the first stage of the day day (seven) there had been a lot of cuts and the track was dirty. Th~n it got better." Jari-Matti Latvala was not enjoying the morning, "The dampers were very hard, the car was bouncing around, the car wasn't feeling as it had been in the test." Mikko Hirvonen • was not quite so depressed as he might have been, "Not 100% but getting there." Driver with a story, as usual, was Ken Block, explaining away the loss of four minutes, "We went off on a fast stretch of road and got the car stuck in the grass. Then the grass caught fire under the car." On stage seven Federico Villagra had overheating engine trouble and stopped for the rest of day, but then it was discovered to be a missing water pump and alternator belt, so the car was pushed into pare ferme ready to restart under SupeRally for the final day. The fight was now really on, with Petter defending second place and making fastest time on the final stage of the day. Fourth placed Sordo was fast catching third placed Latvala, who was still not completely happy with his car. Latvala, "I panicked when we found it was too hard this morning and made it too soft for this afternoon." He was unable to hold his place and on stage 11 Sordo was through. Citroens 1-2-3, Fords 4th through to 11th place ... Everyone was again on hard tyres for the afternoon stages, which were surprisingly clean after the morning's run. Latvala stated that his gravel note crew warned him about maybe 20 corners for all the three afternoon stages. The same number of warnings he would have had for just a couple of corners in France! Sordo made no bones, the final day was going to be a big attack! The main drama of the afternoon came to Hirvonen on the start of the first stage of the second loop when the boost pressure disappeared. They struggled through the long stage and then found that the boost pipe connecting clip had disappeared. They had unintentionally baulked Sordo who nudged Hirvonen to alert him to the situation and after the third knock Hirvonen let him pass. Happily they had a spare clip in the boot and were able to replace this before doing the second stage of the afternoon. ' ' ' -Hirvonen had dropped four the second stage Kangur was Overnight Mitsubishi driver Lemes won the category with minutes (happily without losing out having had three punctures, Hermann Gassner jr, lying third Todor Slavov, making it a Renault a position such was the pace and then near the finish of stage behind the two Fiestas in Group 1-2, ahead of Weijs and Burkart. of the top group of drivers) nine Hunt left the scene when N was given a two-minute penalty It was a most extraordinary but then also incurred a time he slid into concrete blocks in for misdemeanours at a remote ending to the series, not the least penalty for going late into the some roadworks and wrecked the refuelling point but that made no that the car which Weijs was stage (3 minutes late = 30 second suspension on the right handside. difference in the result. Henning driving used to belong to Burkart penalty) and did not have time to This left only Lemes, Weijs and Solberg continued on his winning before the German moved on to pressure the tyres, so lost some Slalov still mobile. Weijs was way, winning every stage in the drive Suzukis. time on that stage as well. Block consistently catching the leader category and leading from start to At the finish it was Sebastien struggled through the afternoon Lemes during the afternoon finish. He finished five minutes Loeb at the top of the podium without confidence, after his and Lemes was 14.1 seconds ahead of Dennis Kuipers similar once again, his sixth consecutive excursion in the morning. Khalid ahead by the end of the day. Fiesta with Gassner, in the first win in Spain. Petter Solberg was Al Qassimi continued with brake Day 3 - 4 Stages -Asphalt orthodox Group N car, third runner-up for the fourth time problems, having to bleed the - 92.30kms just under 14 minutes behind this season while Dani Sordo, system as often as he could. It was more asphalt again, Solberg. unable to make up enough of his Wilson had two broken wheels. with basically one very long stage In the JWRC the six drivers deficit from his disastrous first The drama on the JWRC came (42km) and then one very short restarted. Slalov staggered out of day, took the third place on the at the end of the first stage of stage (4km), each done twice. stage 14 with damaged suspension podium. Jari-Matti Latvala led the day when Aaron Burkart Attention was on Sordo, was he but reached service without home the Fords which filled the went off the road and damaged stuck in third place, was there a penalty, but the rally started with places from fourth through to the the suspension. The incident chance to catch Petter Solberg? Lemes delayed by a puncture and Citroen of Sebastien Ogier which was within sight of everyone End of the rally came early for this let Weijs into the lead of finished 10th. The interloper waiting at the end of the stage, Frigyes Turan who went off the the rally and the championship among the Focuses being the his rival Weijs included watched road on the first stage. It was a was still open. It seemed that Fiesta of Henning Solberg which in disbelief, "It was just at the tremendous crash, the roll cage Lemes' misfortune had also finished eighth overall. end of the stage, we could see of the Focus was badly bent and become Burkart's misfortune as Three weeks until the end everything." The championship Turan was lucky to escape with a well! Weijs needed only to keep of the 2010 season in Cardiff, was not over, however, if Weijs broken collarbone. On the second going without problems to the where the final two secondary failed to finish then the title short stage Ogier once again had a end to win the title but then championships will be settled would still be Burkart's. Six of the broken top suspension mounting, his crankshaft sensor failed on and where we say farewell to Juniors restarted but Burkart's as had also happened in France, the penltimate stage. Suddenly the current World Rally Car exit left five, then at the end of butwasabletogetbacktoservice. Burkart was the Champion! formula. lJ'\.l2C:: 46th RallyRACC Catalunya-Costa Daurada Rally (El Salou 22/24.10.2010 WCR round 12, JWRC round 6 WCR points 1 (1) Sebastien LOEB/Daniel Elena F/MC Citroen C4 WRC AJ520MN (F) 2 (11) Petter Solberg/Chris Patterson N/GB Citroen C4 WRC AP607AM (Fl 3 (2) Dani SORDO/Diego Vallejo E Citroen C4 WRC AJ646MN (Fl 4 (4) Jari-Matti LATVALA/Miikka Anttila FIN Ford Focus RS WRC PX08AXB (GB) 5 (3) Mikko HIRVONEN/Jarmo Lehtinen FIN Ford Focus RS WRC BK08LCW (GB) 6 (5) Matthew WILSON/Scott Martin GB Ford Focus RS WRC 1 ES (GB) 7 (121 Khalid Al Qassimi/Michael Orr UAE/GB Ford Focus RS WRC EU07SUF (GB) 8 (171 Henning Solberg/Stephane Prevot N/B Ford Fiesta S2000 N PXlOATZ (GB) 9 (431 Ken BLOCK/Alex Gelsomino USA Ford Focus RS WRC EA07RGZ (GB) 10 (7) Sebastien OGIER/Julien Ingrassia F Citroen C4 WRC AJ607MN (Fl 12 (311 Yeray Lemes/Rogelio Penate E Renault Clio S1600 JWRC CM289MH (I) 14 (26) Todor Slavov/Dobromir Filipov BG Renault Clio R3 JWRC B4333KP (BG) 15 (91 Federico VILLAGRA/Jose Diaz RA Ford Focus RS WRC AG57CKA (GB) 18 (23) Hans Weijs/Bjorn Degandt NUB Citroen C2 S1600 JWRC 80-LGG-1 (NL) 26 (211 Aaron Burkart/Andre Kachel D Suzuki Swift S1600 JWRC KIH353 (HI 27 (28) Harry Hunt/Sebastian Marshall GB Ford Fiesta R2 JWRC PX09AUC (GB) 28 (301 Martin Kangur/Martin Jarveoja EE Honda Civic TypeR JWRC 657MLU (EE) 47 (9 JWRC) starters. 35 (6 JWRCI finishers. MANUFACTURERS' REGISTERED DRIVER. #Group N winner. (Missed stages or road sections) Winner's average speed over stages 97.15kph. LEADING RETIREMENTS (81 Kimi RAIKKONEN/Kai Lindstrom FIN Citroen C4 WRC AL652AR (F) (15) Frigyes Turan/Gabor Zsiros H Ford Focus RS WRC EU07SSZ (GB) (271 Alessandro Broccoli/Angela Forina RSM/I Renault Clio R3 JWRC DH793ZY (l) (32) Mathieu Arzeno/Julien Saint-Martin F/B Ford Fiesta R2 JWRC PXlOAHD (GB) (49) Climent Domingo/Joan Venceslao E Peugeot 206 Sl 600 JWRC 1728CCH (El RALLY LEADER Loeb stage 1-16. JWRC LEADERS Lemes stages 1-12, Weijs 13 + 14, Lemes 15 + 16. GROUP N LEADER H.Solberg stages 1-16.The Route Special Stages Total Distance Restarting Day 1 (1-6) Oay 2 (7-121 Day 3 (13-161 PortAventura (Friday 0730) • PortAventura • PortAventura (Friday 19531 PortAventura (Saturday 0900) PortAventura • Les Borgues del Camp • PortAventura (Saturday 1759) PortAventura (Sunday 0730) · PortAventura • Podium Salou (Sunday 15031 4 mixed-96.02km 564. 74km 2 gravel-29.94km 6 asphalt-126.62km 369.01 km 43 4 asphalt-92.30km , 367.95km 41 16 stages-344.88km 1301. 70km Ceremonial Start at Podium Salou Seafront on Thursday at 2000. Weath6r: dry and warm. No stages in darkness. 3h.32m.59.7s. 3h.33m.35.0s. 3h.33m.40.8s. 3h.34m.19.2s. 3h.39m.32.6s. 3h.41 m.17 .3s. 3h.46m.05.4s. 3h.46m.10.9s.# 3h.49m.00.9s. 3h.50m.23.8s. 3h.55m.58.0s. 4h.O 1 m.42.Ss. 4h.04m.42.2s.(51 4h.06m.48.5s. 4h.24m.43.1 s.(61 4h.24m.52.4s.(41 4h.26m.03.1 s.(41 WCR WCD J 25 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1 25 18 15 12 10 8 LAST STAGE COMPLETED shakedown accident accident withdrawn withdrawn . differential Crews positions Loeb Sardo P.Solberg Ogier Latvala Hirvonen Turan 0 12 0 0 2 Leading Special Stages 1 2 3 7 2 2 4 5 2 4 3 7 1 3 4 4 JWRC Weijs won 8 stages, Lemes 7, Burkart 1. GROUP N H.Solberg won 16 stages. 4 3 1 3 5 4 Positions in World Championship for Rallies (WCR): Citroen Total WRT 431pts, BP Ford Abu Dhabi WRT 304, Citroen Junior Team 199, Stobart M-Sport Ford RT 158, Munchi's Ford WRT 58. Leading positions in World Championship for Drivers (WCD): Loeb 251 points, Ogier 167, Latvala 156, P.Solberg 151, Sordo 140, Hirvonen 114, Wilson 68, H.Solberg 37, Villagra 36, Raikkonen 21, etc. Final leadin ositions in Junior WRC (JWRC) Round 6/6 (5 events to count): Burkart 80 oints, Wei·s 76, Slavov 59, Kruuda 51, Abbrin 46, etc. Aaron Burkart now Cham ion. 5 1 1 2 5 7 6 1 4 1 1 2 4 3 Kimi Raikkonen and Kaj Lindstrom launched their Citroen C4 on Aaron Burkart and Andre Kachel finished in 26th place in Spain, Dani Sordo and Diego Vallejo flew to a bronze medal finish in Spain, Shakedown, they weren't hurt but the car was too badly damaged they're seen here in their Suzuki Swift headin' for home. seen here at high speed in their Citroen C4. to make the rally. Page 18 December 2010 Dusty Times

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AT I.As VEGAS Deegan Wins Pro Light Unlimited By Homer Eubanks Photos: Trackside Photo Adrian Genni took the Pro 4 Unlimited medal in the Sunday race, Adrian was a long eighth place finisher in the Saturday event. Rick Huseman was the big winner in Pro 4 Unlimited on Saturday, Rick took a third place finish in the Sunday affair. Almost winning is not what one usually writes about but Wood's performance was exceptional. On the starting grid Woods sat on the front row alongside Rodrigo Ampudia. Behind them were Carl Renezeder and Todd LeDuc. As the pack of 17 trucks came around for lap two Renezeder was in second behind Woods. Woods has shown talent throughout the season but when compared to Renezeder's 91 career wins the fans expected Renezeder to drive by, and run away from, Woods. The only problem is no one told Woods how it should have been. Lap after lap Woods put in a flawless driving exhibition. Rene-Saturday November 6-7 were the dates for rounds 13 and 14 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series presented by Geico Power-sports held in Las Vegas, NV. Un-like the last event held there the weather played a minor role. It did cool things off on Sunday but no one could ask for better weather on Saturday. With only one more event scheduled next month the drivers were all too aware of the series points that could be earned or lost at this event. As points go, heading into the event Rob MacCachren was on top of the Pro 2 division with 572 points earned over Bryce Menzies 511. Pro 4 had Rick Huseman (581) leading current champ Carl Renezeder (505). A close battle existed in the Pro Lite class as 1 Karts division with 579 earned zeder took a look often, and made Chris Brandt came to Vegas with points over Preston·Roben's 545. several attempts, but Woods held 541 points over Marty Hart's Sheldon Creed came to Las Ve- steady. Woods appeared to have 524. Only three points separated gas with 562 points with second a bit more power as he could pull Chad George and Jeremy Sten-best Chad Graham bringing 524. on Renezeder down the straights berg in the Super Lite title chase. Mitchell DeJong tops the Modi- so Carl had to make his plan of at-Not wanting to worry those two fied Karts class with 555 earned tack in a corner. As I said, several but third and fourth place are points over Zachery Hunt's 517. attempts were made, but the one just two points apart and all four The UTV class is divided into that seemed most prosperous was drivers are within 23 points of the SRl and the Unlimited's, turn eight, just before the finish capturing the series. Larry Job and Tyler Herzog controlled the line. Woods would take the high, (514) had only 10 points cushion SRl class with 574 to 538 points power line, (actually skimming the over Doug Fortin (504) in the belonging to Corry Weller. Chad wall a couple of times) and Rene-Pro Buggy Unlimited class com-George has a tight battle going zeder would cut inside. Woods ing to Las Vegas and Cameron with Austin Kimbrell with a strategy seemed to be working un-Steele is also within range to take points spread of 564-558. ti! just before the white flag came the series. Another 10 points Pro 2 out. Renezeder again cut inside separated the Limited Buggy Although every race was excit-but this time was able to make the leaders as Justin Smith (545) ing on Saturday the Pro 2 event pass. Woods didn't give up. He led John Fitzgerald (535). Brock added a unique sense of drama went after Renezeder and the two Heger was on top of the Junior as Robbie Wood almost won. were side by side most of the last -------------------------,.--------------------------, lap~ But, as racing goes, Woods had to settle for second. At the podium most of the fans would have thought Woods had won, .or was a politician seeking votes, as the jubilant Woods was kissing babies, and babes, and hugged everyone in sight. Woods said of his drive, "I sure did like the clean air up front. But, I have to give it to Carl as he had plenty of times he could have stuffed me but he didn't. Cheers to Carl and Team Lucas." Renezeder was somewhat subdued about his 92"d career win, simply saying, "Robbie drove a flawless race." At Sunday's event 17 Pro 2 lined up with Rob Naughton and Rob MacCachren sharing row one. That is until Naughton was deemed by the officials to have jumped the start and was moved to the rear of the pack. Others had jumped the start through-out the day but for some reason Naughton was the one penalized. I don't know about you, but with Rob MacCahren setting fast time on Friday and now on the front row uncontested I think I kno\V you who is going to win. And guess what? MacCachren won. MacCachren was able to pull away from the pack as they bunched up in turn one tighter than Sunday's Hwy 5 south bound traffic leaving Las Vegas. First to exit the may-hem was Brian Deegan. Behind Deegan was Rodrigo Ampudia Brandon Vermillion took top honors in the Kart Modified race on Saturday, in Sunday's race it was a third place finish. Carl Renezeder was the silver medal winner in Pro 4 Unlimited on A second place finish in Pro 2 Unlimited on Saturday went to Robby Saturday, Carl finished in sixth spot in the Sunday event. Woods, Robby took a third place finish in the Sunday affair. h Bruce Fraley had a decent two days in Vegas, Bruce took second Cody Freeman took a second and a fifth place finish in the Pro Buggy Marty Hart was the recipient of two silver medals in the Pro Lite place honors both days in the Limited Buggy contest. Unlimited races, Cody is seen here headin' for home. Unlimited races, Marty is seen here at speed on the course. Page 20 December 2010 Dusty Times

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Carl Renezeder literally flew to the win iri the Pro 2 Unlimited race on Saturday in Vegas, Carl had a second place finish in the Sunday event. Sundays Pro 2 Unlimited win went to Rob MacCachren, Rob was the fifth place winner in the Saturday event. tween him and now third place Adrian Cenni. Just before the mandatory yellow came out Mike Johnson's truck caught fire, ut-limately bringing out a red flag until the safety crew got the fire under control. On the restart Huseman was able to pull a three second lead over Renezeder as Renezeder was fending off a hard charging Cenni. John Harrah was fourth. With just a couple of laps to go Renezeder reeled in Huseman and had Cenni in tow. The two got around Huse-man but Renezeder was able to pull some breathing room over Cenni. That is until Rene-zeder's ·truck pushed out a puff of smoke and then caught fire in turn eight. Renezeder climbed from the truck and watched as Cenni inherited the win with Travis Coyne second and Rick Huseman limping across third. John Harrah finished fourth. Huseman's stick with it attitude earned him enough points to be crowned the 2010 Pro 4 Unlim-ited Class Champion. then Carl Renezeder. Deegan stayed within striking distance of the leader early on but Mac-Cachren was able to inch ahead with each lap. After a couple of laps Deegan found Renezeder on his tail but he then was able to distance himself from Rene-zeder. I think it was the fifth lap when Renezeder did close the gap and began threatening Deegan. Deegan however held on. Am-pudia was back in fourth with Robbie Woods and Bryce Menzies both pressuring for his spot. After the mid-race caution MacCachren again quickly distanced himself from Deegan but Deegan was to see Renezeder take the second spot from him a lap later and while the door was open Woods also moved up dropping Deegan to fourth. The racing order re-mained the same to the checkers. Rob _MacCachren's outstanding performance earned him enough points to secure his first Lucas Oil Pro 2 Unlimited title. Pro 4 Getting the show started on Saturday was Pro 4 with an even dozen of contestants vying for the checkers. Kyle LeDuc and Mike Johnson shared the front row. Second row was Adrian Cenni and current class champ Carl Renezeder. Renezeder had quali-fied fastest with a speed of 58.413 and right behind him was Adrian Cenni with a speed of 58.313. Once racing got underway. LeDuc established his lead with Johnson second and Renezeder third. Renezeder spun out in turn four on the second lap. Cenni took the lead in turn three by diving inside of LeDuc. Just as the pack came across the finish line jump third place Johnson got sideway in air and slid, rear first, into the K-rail. LeDuc had retaken the lead but Cenni was so close that LeDuc's shadow re-flected on Cenni's hood. When crossing the finish line jump again Cenni put the hammer down, out-jumping LeDuc, for the lead. Cenni was able to pull some breathing room as LeDuc had to defend his second spot from a hard charging Rick Huse-man. At the mandatory yellow it was Cenni, Huseman, LeDuc. But the younger Leduc had to pit for a tie change dropping him to the rear of the pack. After restarting Cenni got up on two wheels in turn four and when he tired to correct, rolled, giving the lead to Huseman. Cen-ni was righted and continued but was at the back of the pack. Cenni's roll caused a yellow and on the restart Curt LeDuc, who was second tried to steal the lead by out jumping Huseman at the turn one jump. When he landed his suspension collapsed putting The Limited Buggy win on Saturday went to John Fitzgerald, John had a fourth place finish in the Sunday race. him out of the action. With just a few laps to go Huseman held on for the win and Renezeder managed to take the second spot. Third was Travis Coyne. Sunday's Pro 4 event started out like the day before with Kyle LeDuc showing the pack the quick way around turn one. This time LeDuc's lead was short lived as he spun in turn five. Front row starter, Jerry Daugherty, in-herited the lead and Rick Huse-man was second. The following lap Huseman took control and Carl Renezeder moved to sec-ond. Huseman pulled away from Renezeder and second place Renezeder had put distance be-Pro Lite Unlimited Brian Deegan, who qualified fastest of the 14 entries, tried to run away with the Pro Lite main event Saturday and appeared to do so until the later part of the race when Marty Hart made him earn the win. Hart, currently sec-ond in the points chase behind Continued in page 22 Mike Porter is nicely airborne as he took the checkered flag in Saturdays Pro Buggy Unlimited race, Mike was 10th in the Sunday race. Kyle leDuc was a very close second place finisher in Superlite on Saturday, Kyle was a long 14th place in the Sunday race. Tyler Hertog was a very close second place finisher in the Saturday Brock Heger took a pair of second place finishes in the Kart Jr. UTV race, Tyler took third place honors in the Sunday race. races, he's seen here just before one of many landings. Chad Graham took the gold medal in the Sunday Kart Jr. 2 race, Zachery Hunt was the 2nd place finisher in the Kart Modified race on Travis Coyne took third place honors in Pro 4 Unlimited on Saturday Chad had already carded a second place finish in the Saturday event. Saturday, Zach was shown as the 14th place finisher in the Sunday race. and Travis came back with a second place finish in the Sunday event. Dusty Times December 2010 Page 21

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Cameron Steele took the gold medal in the Pro Buggy Unlimited on Sunday, Cam finished fifth in the Saturday event. Chris Brandt, was concerned with keeping ahead of Brandt and had his hopes of getting by Deegan. Brandt was running fourth. During the first half of the race it was all Deegan, out running several lengths ahead of Matt Loiodice. After the manda, tory restart Loiodice and Hart tangled in turn one, both getting sideways, holding up the main pack and giving Deegan distance between himself and the pack. Jacob Person rolled bringing out another full course yellow. Then after the mandatory yellow restart Deegan was the leader but didn't have the comfortable lead he enjoyed earlier. Hart settled into second and was able to pres-sure for the lead but Deegan was able to come back and finish with the win. Hart was second Jimmy Stephensen was third. Chris Brandt finished fifth. Sisler third. On the restart Hart went for it over the turn one jump but Deegan held on. As the race progressed Deegan was able to di tance himself from Hart and Hart enjoyed a comfortable second spot. This went on for the remainder of the race as Deegan took an easy victory. Hart was second and third went to Corey Sisler. Marty Hart's results and Chris Brandt's weekend misfor, tunes made Hart the new points leader. Super Lite Saturday's Super Lite event was a hard fought battle between· Kyle LeDuc and Dawson Kirch-ner. Kirchner was able to grab Brian Deegan had a most wonderful weekend, he took the Pro Lite Unlimited win both days, he's seen here throwin' lots of dirt. the early lead but had LeDuc to be towed. Stenberg was able to shadowing his every move. Be-return to action. Back up front hind them were 13 more Super Kirchner still had the lead with Lites battling for position. Jer- LeDuc pressuring his every move. emy "Twitch" Stenberg moved At the finish LeDuc made a last from his third row starting posi-ditch effort that came up short. tion into third but could not Patrick Clark crossed over third challenge the front runners as and Stenberg just missed the he was busy fending off quick box. Stenberg, currently second time qualifier Jacob Person for in points, did fair better than several laps. Person got sideways points leader Chad George who with Stenberg trying to push finished 13th. him out of the way. Both spun There were 16 Super Lite out. Stenberg slid qff track while taking the field on Sunday. RJ Person sat sideways on the down Anderson and Colton Greaves side of turn one jump and was shared row one. When the green hit by Brandon Ward as he came flag came out Jeremy Stenberg off the jump. This brqught out was able to capitalize on his row yet another yellow, as both had two grid position and led the pack out of turn one. Greaves was second and Anderson was third. Stenberg used the clean air to pull away from Greaves. Greaves quickly felt pressure from Kyle LeDuc who on the third lap took the second spot. Greaves hung close and made· several attempts to regain second but he soon was pressured by Jeffrey Kargola. After the manda, tory yellow Stenberg was not able to pull any breathing distance and LeDuc stole the lead. This lasted a couple of laps before Stenberg cut inside turn three to retake the lead. LeDuc then had Saturday's event winner, Dawson Kirchner, move on him dropping LeDuc to third. On the last lap Stenberg had a com, fortable lead and Kirchner was second and Colton Greaves had moved into third. This turned out to be the finishing order with Chad George fourth. Dur, ing the excitement Bubba Gray had got banged up and was taken to the hospital for what I hear was a broken limb. Jeremy Sten, berg's win placed him on top of the series going into the final round, leading Chad George by 22-points. Pro Buggy No one could match Mike Porter in the Pro Buggy division as he wired Saturday's event. With Porter alone, out front the Continued on page 24 After someone jumped the start on Sunday a restart put front row starter Chris Br.andt in the lead with Corey Sisler second. Two laps later Brian Deegan had moved to second then in turn eight drove inside Brandt for the lead. Brandt then had his series nemeses Marty Hart, knocking on his rear door. Hart kept up the pressure until Brandt suffered mechanical woes and Hart took second with Brandt dropping to fifth. Mid-race it was Deegan leading, Hart second and Corey Dawson Kirchner was the winner in the Super Lite race on Saturday, he followed with a second place finish in the Sunday race. Corry Weller had a very nice weekend, he took the gold medal both days in the UTV race, he's seen here headin' for home. Rodrigo Ampudia was the third place finisher on Saturday in the Pro Justin Smith finished third in the Saturday Limited Buggy race, on It was a third place finish in Pro Buggy Unlimited for Bobby Pecoy 2 Unlimited fracas, he was the 14th place finisher in the Sunday race. Sunday Justin was the gold medal winner, here at speed. on Saturday, Bobby finished eighth in the Sunday event. Jimmy Stephensen took third place honors in the Pro Lite Unlimited A bronze medal finish in Saturdays UTV race for Doug Mittag, Doug Cole Mamer took third place honors an Saturday in the Kart Jr. 1 race, race on Saturday, Jimmy finished in sixth place on Sunday. was scored 10th in the Sunday affair. Cole finished first off the podium in the Sunday event. Page 22 December 2010 Dusty Times

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.. Third place in Kart Jr.2 went to Micaela Cheek, Micaela was the In Saturdays Kart Modified Race it was Mitchell Dejong finishing Kent Brascho finished fourth in the Saturday Pro 4 Unlimited race, eighth place finisher in the Sunday fracas. third, Mitch was the fourth place finisher in the Sunday race. Kent was shown as the eighth place finisher in the Sunday event. Jeremy Stenberg took fourth place honors in Super Lite on Saturday, Robert Vanbeekum finished fourth in the UTV race on Saturday, he Dylan Winbury took fourth place honors in the Saturday Kart Jr.1 he came back on Sunday to take a really nice win. was the fifth place finisher in the Sunday fracas. race, Dylan was the ninth place finisher in the Sunday event. race for second was between Cody Freeman and class fast time qualifier Bobby Pecoy. As it turned out they stayed in that order to the finish and Larry Job finished fourth. Sunday's Pro Buggy Unlim-ited drew 17 starters with Steven Greinke and Cameron Steele setting up front. Row two was Page 24 Bobby Pecoy and Larry Job. Once the pack was released Steele man-aged to lead the pack around turn one. Greinke was second and Job third. A couple of laps later Job settled into second and Justin Davis was third. Just be-fore the mandatory yellow Myan Spaccarelli took over the third spot. Once racing resumed Steele felt some pressure from Job and Spaccarelli was getting heat from Jerry Whelchel. Whelchel kept the pressure on for a couple of laps but then had to get defen-sive as Doug Fortin began ap-plying for his position. As the white flag came out Cameron Steele had pulled a comfortable lead from Larry Job. Steel went on to win with Job second and Myan Spaccarelli was able to hold onto third. Missing the po-dium was Doug Fortin. Larry Job remains the class points leader with 10-points separating him from Cameron Steele. Limited Buggy Justin Smith, current Limited Buggy points leader, set quick TTBEAOLCCK SIMULATED B,L. VW BEAOLCCK 1 5 X 1 2 VW BEADL CCK December 2010 time among his competitors on Friday. Bruce Fraley was second quickest. When racing started Saturday it was John Fitzgerald (second in points to Smith 545-535) that took advantage of his front row grid position and drove straight to the checkers. Fitzger-ald did have some serious com-petition mid-race as Smith closed Dusty Times I I• t t I It t I I If I I It ff ff f I If If t It ff t ff If If I

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''' . . ,- .. ' ."' ' ,' ,· , , .' .' I • ,' : ," ' ,' ' • • • • It was a fourth place finish for Riley Herbst in the Kart Modified race, John Harrah finished seventh in the Pro 4 Unlimited race on Saturday, Matt Loiodice finished eighth in Pro Lite Unlimited on Saturday, Matt Riley finished sixth in the Sunday event. John came back with a fourth place finish in the Sunday race. was the fourth place finisher in the Sunday event. up to challenge a couple of times but Fitzgerald held. Fraley got busy then trying to hold off Justin Smith. At the checkers it was Fitzgerald, then Bruce Fraley with Justin Smith finishing third. Curt Geer's fourth place finish missed a podium spot. Sunday's event had a six spot inversion so Kyle Quinn and LJ Kennedy shared row one. Out-side second row starter, Justin Smith, decided early he wanted season points and heading into the second lap had taken control of the race. Bruce Fraley moved up to second and Quinn was defending his third spot from Curt Geer. After the mandatory yellow another bad start caused them to come back around and line up. Once they did get going Smith distanced himself from Fraley and went on for the win. Fraley held second and Curt Geer was third. Missing the po-dium but keeping his points chase alive was John Fitzgerald. Justin Smith's weekend efforts put him up 14-points in the year long series chase. UTV In the SRI UTV class new-comer Ryan Beat, motocrosser transitioning to four wheels, set fast time with a speed of 52.484 over Corry Weller's 52.427 mph. When the green flag came out Saturday the race was between points leader Tyler Herzog (574) and second in points Corry Weller (538). Weller grabbed the early lead and didn't pull away but kept her distance from Herzog. The race remained in control of Weller with Herzog making a serious attempt on the final lap, but Weller held. Herzog was second and Doug Mittag crossed over third. In the Unlimited UTV class Robert Vanbeekum set quick time then came back to best the other Unlimited's for the overall win. Chad George finished a close second, saying he finished the last laps without any brakes, and third was Austin Kimbrell. Sunday's starting grid had Rob-ert Vanbeekum in his Unlimited on the pole with Doug Mittag outside. Row two was made up of Corry Weller and Tyler Herzog. With the green flag in the air Corry Weller showed more desire than the other 13 drivers to take the lead. Right behind Weller was Her-zog and then the Unlimited driven by Robert Vanbeekum. Fourth was Ryan Beat. The running posi-tion remained the same until just after the mandatory yellow when Beat shuffled his way into second. Weller was still out front with some distance between the two until the white flag came out. Beat closed up on Weller's rear bumper and dogged her every move and although close at teh finish line it Dusty Times was Weller taking the win. Beat was limited class as Robert Vanhee-a close second and third was points kum had his hands full with an leader Tyler Herzog. . • ever pressing John Dempsey. The . Herzog g~es to t~h fmal round two ran tight throughout the race with a _27-pomt se~1es lead. with Vanbeekum taking the win Thmgs were tight m the Un-and Dempsey crossing over sec-G·FOIU;E IUICI.ND-i¥¥H·H351 Cl] HJC MOTOflSPQRT$ •rrlrtakfower • 100 Gallon Capacity •"le or Double Dry Break • EZSet Up • Affordable IndyCar Fl Technology .lcco rl•• • Dump Cans ·Rose • Reducers • Filler Necks & Caps Bellleta • Snell SA 2005 Forced Afr Helmets • Wired for Communication &Ear Bud Ready • Racing Optics Tear Offs • Universal and Custom Molded Ear Buds • Helmet Skirts • Shields Koolllrn Blower Syate .. • Highest Flowing Systems! • 105. 135. 150, 235 and 250 CFM Ratings • High Flow Filters & Custom Hoses • Trophy Kart Kits for Driver & Clutch Cooler ond. Third was Austin Kimbrell. Kart Modified Sheldon Creed set quick time in the Kart Modified division with a lap turned of the 1.1 mile course in 47.518 seconds. Second quickest was Myles Cheek. When things came to and end on Sat-urday Brandon Vermillion took the checkers with Zachery Hunt second and series points leader Continued on page 26 Co-ukaUoa lpteu • Vertex 5 to 110 Watt Radio Systems • Hi-Fi Intercom Systems • Chase & R.ace Packages • Base Station Packages • Crew Chief & Kart Packages Ia Car Callen. Sy.tea • EZ 1 Button Operation • Exclusive Racer X Motorsports Package • 5.7 hours ofHigh Resolution recording time • Up to 12 hours of operation on 4AA Lithium Ion Batteries • Can b& Interfaced to ln tercom for full audio experience ICell"' • 411/2 Gallon Capacity • SCORE I BITD I FIA Approved • Tapered Design Provides Increased Ground Clea.ranee & Maximizes Usable Fuel • Fuel Level Sending Unlts Available • Caps, Necks. Hose, Filters and Pumps Available YOUB SOUBCB FOB PBOFBSSIONAL BACB PRODUCTS 10815 Wheatlands Avenue, Suite K • Santee, CA 92071 619-258-RACE (7223) • Fax 619-258-0883 • December 2010 Page 25 • , •• f •• , f ..... ', ..

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Colton Greaves took a fifth place finish on Saturday in the Super Lite Chad George was the 13th place finisher on Saturday in the Super Gary Thompson finished in 11th place in the Saturday UTV race, race, Colton took third place honors in the Sunday event. Lite race, Chad bounced back with a fourth place effort on Sunday. Gary finished in fourth place in the Sunday battle. Isabella Naughton finished in fifth place in the Saturday Kart Jr. 1 Max Ries only got one lap finished in the Saturday Kart Jr. 2 race, he Jerett Brooks took a fifth place finish in Kart Modified on Saturday, race, Isabella captured third place in the Sunday race. did grab a nice third place finish in the' Sunday affair. on Sunday_Jerett took the gold medal for the class. -::---:-:-------::-:--~-------::-----:--~-----,;;;;;_;;;:;;;:::::.....:::::==::::::::::====:::::::::==========:::::::;;;;:;:;:::::;.::;;:::::, Mitchell Dejong third. Quick time to take the overall with Bradley him the season championship. setter Creed finished 13th. Morris second and Brandon Ver-Junior 2 Karts Things changed around on million third. DeJong finished When the Junior 2 Karts came Sunday as Jerett Brooks managed fourth but his total points earned out 13 had qualified with Chad Graham setting quick time on Fri-day. Although qualifying fourth fastest Paige Porter came out on Saturday to take the overall win over quick time setter Chad Gra-ham. Micaela Cheek finished third. Graham came back on Sunday to redeem himself as he took the checkers with Isabella Naughton second and Maxwell Ries was third. Junior 1 Karts Jack Yeiser was the fastest of the Junior 1 Karts at Friday's qualifying session. To show it wasn't a fluke Yeiser came The win in the Kart Jr. 2 race on Saturday went to Paige Porter, Paige finished back to cross under the check- seventh in the Sunday race. ers first on Saturday. Brock Heger came back stronger and Heger drove to second and after having to chase Isabella Another double winner, Jack Yeiser drove to the wins in his Sway A Way vehicle Cole Mamer was third of the Naughton most of the race was ;:in=th=e=K.=a=r=t=J=r.=1 =ra=c=e=s=, =s=e=en=h=e=re=n=ic=e=ly=a=,=·rb=o=r.=n=e=. ======::;--;=====-....:1.::3...::s,::ta:.r:.:t:.:e:.:r.::s.:... _T:..h:.:.:e....:.:fo:.1:.:1.::o~w:.;i:.:n.:.!g~d:.:a~y:_...=ab:.:.le:....;t:.:o;...:::get inside of turn one with a couple of laps to go. Heger held on for the win and Naughton crossed over second with Cole Mamer third. • Brad Morris finished well back in 11th place on Saturday in the Kart Kenny Freeman didn't have the best weekend, he finished 10th and Sheldon Creed was scored in 12th place in the Saturday Kart Jr.2 Modified race, Brad took the silver medal in the Sunday fracas. fifth in the Limited Buggy races, he's seen here at speed. race, he rebounded with a fourth place finish in the Sunday event. Larry Job took a fourth place finish on Saturday in the Pro Buggy Myan Spaccarelli finished ninth in the Saturday Pro Buggy event, Doug Fortin finished back in eighth place in the Saturday Pro Buggy Unlimited race, Larry took the silver medal in the Sunday event. Myan took a nice third place finish in the Sunday battle. event, Doug finished first off the podium in the Sunday affair. Page 26 December 2010 Dusty Times 'I I I. t It f t . ''... .

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/ n--PRAIRIE CITY Ill 1,...;;::...;;;.;==;;;;;;;__, Timmons Takes Class 1D Text & Photos: Troy Robinson Patrick Timmons took the gold medal in all three motos in the Class 10 competition and was the big overall winner in the contest. With class titles and points championships on the line the 3rd Prairie City round and 7th race of the Vorra 2010 season was sure to be a good one. Sportsman, Class 1, Class 10, Page 28 and Group T titles are still up for grabs as well as the overall title. The Prairie City track was groomed to perfect condition to accept the battle that awaits it. On a personal side note for our team, we were busy pulling double duties this weekend. We left Sacramento Thursday night for an all night drive to Barstow for our ladies to participate in the More Powder Puff race. December 2010 Sam Berri was the big winner in Class 1 at the Prairie City event, Sam is seen here in beautiful, level flight headin' for the flag. With the 603 Koenig truck in long weekend. Good luck for full desert attire outfitted with the girls though as they pretty a pink stripe the crew and mo-much swept the 1450 class tak-tor home driver were in for a in the win in Barstow. Within Anthony Domschot took the win in the first moto, finished second in the next two and was the overall winner in the Sportsman competition. Dusty Times

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Gary Herrod came over from Placerville to win all three motos in the Class 11 contests, Gary is seen here on his way to victory. a couple of hours we had the truck ready for short course rac-ing with a spring change, ride height lowered, spares removed and tires swapped out. Now for the long drive home. With just an hour sleep in Sacramento, we had 15 minutes to spare for tech on Sunday and were ready to race again. In the first sportsman moto Max Baggett (42) was out front of the field and walking away. Anthony Domschot (23) tried to give chase but had nothing for Max this moto. Terry Shel-ton (81), Randy Miller (96) and Jason Sacks ( 15) were in a battle of their own. White flag lap and Baggett would have steering issues taking him out of the race allowing Domschot to take the win, Shelton 2nd and Sacks 3rd. Over the doubles on the last lap and Rene Soto (28) would get into the back of Miller. The col-lision caused a DQ for Soto and a motor for Miller. Moto 2 and the order up front was Baggett, Domschot, Shelton and Tim Stockwell (51) in 4th. Sacks would have motor Tim Compton took the gold medal in the Pilot Class, he won all three motos, he's seen here at one of many liftoffs. .,... -In the UTV motos it was Jon Crowley finishing third, first and first. That gave Jon the overall win for the class, here nicely airborne. ' . . • • l ' ( •, • Jay Schroeder took all three motos in the Class 9 competition, he took home the gold, seen here passing Richard Palasik. issues and not be a factor this time around. The moto win would go to Baggett with Dom-schot 2nd and Shelton 3rd. In moto 3 Baggett was out front again and went on to the moto win: Shelton was run-ning 2nd but towards the end Domschot got around for 2nd place. Sacks made the flag to start the moto but broke the left rear stub axle and rolled taking him out of the race. When the points were added up Domschot was the winner with Baggett 2nd and Shelton 3rd. In class 11 Gary Herrod (1112) went for the 3-moto sweep. Richard Palasik's (1107) white bug is pretty much had a tough season and now the door wouldn't stay shut in moto l. I hear a new body is in order for the off-season with the old one being bronzed or something in his wife's garden. The class 9 first moto was a good battle all race between Jim Carius (998) and Jay Schroeder (903). In the end Schroeder was the moto winner over Carius and Eric Stieger (952). In moto 2 Schroeder had a huge win over Carius who nursed a broken ball joint to the finish line. In moto 3 Carius got the jump and started pulled in a sizable lead over the field until once again a broken ball joint slowed him allowing Schroeder to take the moto win and days sweep. Carius finished the day in 2nd and Steiger 3rd. The pilot class was swept all 3 motos my Tim Compton (8). Aaron Rupley (77 finished the day in 2nd followed by Joel Counts (12). 3rd. In moto 2 the field was close but not much change up front as Crowley went on to the win followed by Jean and Jex Baldwin (1905). In moto 3 Crowley was once again up front with Head back to speed in 2nd and Ryan Drake (1943) in 3rd. Final tally gave the win to Crowley with Head in 2nd and Drake in 3rd. In Group T action moto 1 KC Keller (738) took the lead from the start and never looked back taking the flag to flag win. Mike Koenig (603) fought his way up to 2nd after a poor start. Pre-race favorite Ben Phillips (6043) was out of the race early with engine troubles. Taking 3rd in the moto was Jake Povey (1402). The 2nd moto had Marty Moorhead (444) in his Trophy Lite out to the early lead with the rest of the field bunched up behind him with Povey 2nd, Koenig 3rd and Keller 4th. It took a couple of laps for Povey to get around Moorhead who just could quite make the doubles and would get out of shape each time. Then finally a little too much gas and the truck started to endo and Koenig was right under him. The extra shove from Koenig added the half twist and another full gain-er. Moorhead was ok, the truck wasn't. The damage to Koenig was just cosmetic with the hood now up in his face. And thru all that he didn't lose a position. Keller wanted that 2nd spot trying every angle he could but at the end settled for 3rd place. After the checkers however he couldn't get his truck slowed down quick enough and plowed into the side of Koenig doing substantial damage to the truck. With the moto scoring points tied between Povey, Koenig and Keller it would be a winner take all shootout in moto 3. Keller jumped out to the early lead with Koenig close behind. A lap and a half in though Keller was out with a flat tire moving Koenig to the lead. Koenig was able to pull a 5-truck lead over Povey and went on to the moto and overall win. Povey placed 2nd for the day with Keller 3rd. (If you're keeping score that's 2 wins for the Koenig truck this weekend) The Trophy Karts took the shortened infield track for 3 motos and in the Modified class Colton Scudder (511) was the winner in all 3 motos. The stock Trophy Kart class was won by Ryder Haag (911) with 2 moto wins and Blake Scud-der took 2nd for the day with 2-2nds and a 3rd. The class l0's had a strong field and in moto 1 Patrick Timmons (1030) went for on to the unchallenged moto 1 win. A hard fought battle for 2nd between Tristan Butcher (1022) and Tim Compton went on for most of the race with Butcher getting the better hand at the end for 2nd place, Compton 3rd. Red Team Racing finished in 4th. In moto 2 Steve Bradford ( 1008) got the jump on the rest of the field led by Compton, Timmons and Red Team Rac-ing. A few laps into the race Continued on a e 30 The UTV class had a good field line up and some close racing. In moto 1 Rocker Head (1999) and Jon Crowley (1965) went at it all moto with Dennis Jean (1959) close behind. Af-ter taking the white flag Head broke a rear a-arm but didn't drop a position taking the moto win with Jean 2nd and Crowley The Group T gold medal went to Mike Koenig, Mike had a 2nd, a 2nd and a win in the three motos, Mike is seen here nicely airborne. -The Red Team Racing group took fourth, second and third in the three Jj Schnarr finished second, third, second in the three motos in the Richard Palasik took three second places in the motos, that awarded motos in Class 10, they took home the silver medal for their efforts. Class 1 battle, that earned Jj the silver medal for the class. him the silver medal for his actions in Class 11. Dusty Times December 2010 Page 29

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and Compton was out of the running. A lap later and Brad-ford broke a left rear stub axle taking him out. This moved Timmons to 1st with a huge lead over Red Team Racing with Greg Kudrna (1013) and Butcher in close battle to the checkers for 4th. Final moto and Timmons, Bradford, Butcher and Red Team were in a very good and close race. When the check-ers dropped Timmons was the winner with Bradford 2nd, Red Team Racing 3rd and Butcher 4th. Overall position was Tim-mons 1st, Red Team Racing 2nd, Butcher 3rd and Bradford 4th. Brad Falin (457) went for the 3-moto win over Kevin Yoder (4434) in the Ultra 4 class. In class 1 moto 1 JJ Schnarr (102) got the early jump on the field with Sam Berri (149) and Shannon Harwell (132) giv-ing close chase. Half way into the race and Berri got around Schnarr and went on to the moto win. Berri went out in moto 2 and led from flag to flag while Schnarr and Harwell had a good battle going for 2nd with Har-well taking the spot at the end. Moto 3 and another good fight with Berri out front and Schnarr in 2nd with Harwell giving chase in 3rd. Coming to the checkers Harwell had a run on Schnarr but the car just gave up and died. Apparently the engine ECU doesn't like to be on the rev lim-iter and put the car in safe mode. Final results: Berri 1st, Schnarr 2nd and Harwell 3rd. So with some perfect finishes in class 1 by Sam Berri, Group T by Mike Koenig and Sportsman Terry Shelton they have all but wrapped up their class titles. The Halloween championship race will decide the titles in a couple of close classes such as class 10 where Red Team Racing has a narrow lead over Patrick Timmons and Class 11 where Gary Herrod is just 12 points ahead of Richard Messer. Those will be the races to watch as the season finishes out. ~ The Trophy Kart Modified win went to Colton Scudder, Colton won all three motos and took home the gold medal for the class. Brad Falin took the win in all three motos in the Ultra 4 battle, Brad is seen here on his way to the gold medal for the class. Rocker Head finished first, seventh and second in the UTV action, that gave him the second overall finish for the class. In the Trophy Kart ruckus, Ryder Haag finished third, first and first in the motos, that gave him the gold medal in class. It was a sixth, a first and a first that gave Max Baggett the second overall finish in the Sportsman clash, seen here at speed. Jake Povey took second place overall in the Group T contest, Jake had a third, a first and a second place finish in the motos, here in flight. Jim Carius recorded three second place finishes in the Class 9 battle, Aaron Rupley took two seconds and a third in the motos, he finished Eric Steiger finished all three motos in third place, that gave him a he finished second overall in the overall class standings. second overall in the Pilot races, seen here in beautiful flight. third place overall finish in the Class 9 battle. . ~ ,..,...,., _.,.._,,~. ... / .• . ,".. ... ~ ::--; ,. Ryan Drake took a fifth, a fourth and a third place finish in the motos, KC Keller didn't have too bad a weekend, he finished first, third and Tristan Butcher had a second place and two fourth place finishes in the that gave him third overall in the UTV battle. ninth in the motos which gave him a third overall finish in Group T. Class 10 motos, that gave him the overall bronze medal for the class. Page 30 December 2010 Dusty Times

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. ' ' .... @JJI; LAKE SUPERIOR RALLY Roman Pakos/Subaru overall By Jerry Winker Photos: Tom Buchkoe Roman Pakos flew his Subaru WRX to the overall win at the lake Superior Rally, he had 2 minutes and change in hand at the checkered flag. The rally tradition lives on in the Upper Peninsula of Michi-gan as last year there were con-cerns over the fate of the Lake Superior Performance Rally, the infamous "Oldest, toughest, mean-est" rally in the U.S. At the close of Rally-America's season last year it was announced that three events would be cut from the 2010 Rally-America national schedule (Ojibwe Forests Rally in Minne-sota, Rally Colorado and the Lake Superior Performance Rally) par-tially as a cost-cutting measure, but also as a way to have the series end prior to the X Games where many of the four-wheel drive Subaru WRXs, Mitsubishi Evos and Ford Fiesta compete. In years past as many teams decided to run the first half of the season in an at-tempt to qualify for X Games .in July, typically the numbers were re• duced once August rolled around. Ojibwe Forests Rally was run, but as a small two-day event us-ing the same three stages in both directions all done in the late afternoon or evening. The Rally Colorado group threw in the towel as they chose not to attempt to run their event as a regional. The Lake Superior rally organizers made the decision to continue on with the tradition, but were concerned about whether this might have an impact on spectators and general business to the city of Houghton. Enter Eric Burmeister, the head of the MaxAttack! Championship for two-wheel·ctrive rally cars. Eric has been a long-time friend of the U.S. rally scene who loves rallying in the U.P. and used to crew for his dad (when the rally was known as the Press On Regardless) before becoming a driver himself back in 1996. Eric DID NOT want to see the fate of a historic rally fall by the wayside and get relegated to regional status, so he chose to have it as the final event of three for the MaxAttack! Championship. With Doug Shepherd finished second overall, first in Group 5, he's seen here in his Dodge SRT-4 saving a bit of tire wear. the help from sponsorship from Danza de! Sol Winery in Temecula Valley, California, the series had $15,000 to be divided amongst the top drivers in the U.S. for this round. The first two events were held in Oregon and Maine with the final round, and Cham-pionship, happening at LSPR in conjunction with the regular regional event. This helped boost the field to over 40 cars for an event that otherwise may have had only half that number of entries. The Ojibwe Forests Rally, which normally boasted large fields when it was a regular Rally-America na-tional event, only had 21 starters this year. A number of stages that are normally run on day two of the event were cancelled weeks be-fore the event due to landowner issues over a non-rally related lawsuit. This put a damper on running some of the usual stages like Burma and Gratiot Lake and the reasoning to still run Delaware Mine and Brockway Mountain just wasn't there. Therefore the rally • was scaled back to a one day, ten stage event. In most cases, this didn't deter the number of entries. (Hey, after all this is LSPR, right?) The master of the Lake Supe-rior Performance Rally is Doug Shepherd who had lead the event overall on a regular basis in the 90's always to be thwarted with troubles late in the second day on three occasions. He had never won the event after some fierce driv-ing. Doug was back and running in his very fast Dodge SRT-4. Last year, as you may recall, Lauchlin O'Sullivan borrowed Doug's car to win the MaxAttack! Champion-ship when the final round was run at Ojibwe. This year Lauchlin rent-ed the 2007 Group 5 Champion-ship winning Dodge SRT-4 of Cary Kendall to drive. Eric Burmeister himself entered his Mazda Speed 3 and was there to lurk if the first two made mistakes. The nice thing about LSPR, it's not a horsepower race as there are twisty sections which can keep the usually slower Group 2 cars at an even pace. Canada's Jan Zedril runs rapid in his Misubishi Lancer ES, as does Chris Greenhouse (Dodge Neon), Cody Crane (Honda CRX), Brian Gottleib (Toyota FX-16) and Silas Himes (Honda Civic). Stages one and two were run on the outer edge of Houghton in the Moyle gravel pit. After those stages only eight seconds separated the SRT-4s of O'Sullivan and Shep-herd with Burmeister only another second back. Greenhouse, Crane, Zedril and Himes were all seconds apart in that order. Jim Scray and his ageless Datsun 510 put togeth-er two clean runs to end up eighth with Colin McCleery (Merkur XR4Ti) and Brian Gottleib (Toy-ota FX-16) right behind. A sadly notable DNF was the Chevy SlO of Jim Cox who snapped the left-front suspension just a mile into stage one. After those two stages, less than a half minute separated the top ten before they headed out to the forest sections! lauchlin O'Sullivan finished third overall, second in Group 5 in a rented Dodge RT-an a minut in arr r h fini h. The Fetela/ Vambuts duo drove to a fourth overall, first in Open finish, seen here setting up for a hard left hander. On stage three, the fast but rough Herman stage, Silas Himes caught a little too much air and the car started to rotate before the landing. When it came down the left front suspension got bent and dug into the soft mud at the edge of the road causing the car to spin Continued on page 32 The Moyle/Barton entry literally flew to a third place finish in the Eric Burmeister /inished eighth overall in the rally, third in Group 5, Open category, here at a somewhat crooked landing. he's seen here flying his Mazda towards the end of a stage. Dusty Times December 2010 The Allan/Atsma entry finished 11th overall first in Production Gran Touring, seen here splashing through a somewhat damp portion of the course. Page 31 1 \

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/ • t, , The Crouch/Greek entry finished in second place in the PGT category, seen here sloshing through a low spot on the course. The Israelson/Lang car finished first in the uL w category, they finished The Summers entry finished 25th overall at the rally, but, it was 22nd overall when all the scoring was completed. a gold medal in the Production battle, seen here at the car wash. backwards. Himes' run for a top ten finish was pretty much almost all but over as the car limped through the next stage and a half before the next service. After four stages, the cars were reseeded at L'Anse service. Shep-herd now had grabbed the lead from O'Sullivan who was now evenly tied for second with Green-house. Zedril continued to pick off his competitors and had just made his way past Crane and Burmeis-ter on stage four. Matt Bushore showed his dominance by making up many positions on the forest roads and was now in seventh in his VW Jetta. Scray and McCleery held onto their positions with the freshly-built BMW 325i of Scott Sanford now up to tenth. Sadly, Sanford's rapid rise up the leader board ended with a fast off on the next stage. The car was allowed to continue, but was scored as a DNF for the remainder of the event. Also, on that same stage Cody Crane's CRX was out with a blown tranny and the Ford Escort of Paul Donlin had major electrical issues after fording a huge water-puddle near the stage's end. On stage six, Greenhouse lost two positions moving Zedril into third and Burmeister into fourth. After seven stages, the order was now Shepherd, O'Sullivan (fifty-two seconds back), Zedril, Burmeister and Greenhouse for the top five. Bushore was now up to sixth with Scray in seventh and McCleery in eighth. Mike Mer-bach was now in ninth in his VW Jetta with the VW Beetle of John Huebbe in tenth. Next up was the Bob Lake stage which hadn't been run in a few years but is a favorite of many of the regulars who had run here in years past. Near the midpoint of the stage, while still leading, Shepherd had a big off that smashed the left rear comer of the car. Shepherd lost about a half-min.Ute extracting himself, but still managed to lose just one second to O'Sullivan on that particular stage. In the end Shepherd won the race with O'Sullivan taking sec-ond. However, O'Sullivan won the MaxAttack! Championship based on overall points combined from all three events. Zedril, Burmeister and Greenhouse held onto their positions for the top five. Bushore, Scray and Merbach all maintained their positions as well. Moving up two positions on the final stage was Silas Himes whose broad slide amused the hordes of fans at the last spectator location. Colin Mc-Cleery had important duties to attend to back home and had to miss the final two stages, however a rarely-used rule was used and Mike Hurst was able to fill in the spot so the team could finish. The final point standings for Page 32 Jan Zedril took the Group 2 win with two minutes in hand, he is seen here in his Mitsubishi Lancer ES before an admiring crowd. Chris Greenhouse finished in second place in the Group 2 category, he's seen here flying his Dodge Neon towards the finish. the series had O'Sullivan at the "oldest, toughest, meanest" rally top with 57 points. Eric Burmeis-going on and on. The late Jon Davis, a former competitor, spon- this past January, would definitely sor and organizer who passed away want it that way. , -ter, who took second with 46 points, did a gentlemanly thing by donating his winnings back to the series to see the MaxAttack! Series grow for 2011 and beyond. Though Shepherd had only com-peted in one MA! event all year he still had enough points (35 points) for third. Brian Gottleib, who struggled with his new car in the late going at LSPR was fourth (32 , points) and Jan Zedril (30 points) took fifth. At the time of this writing in mid-November, the 2011 MaxAt-tack! Series schedule had not been set, however it's looking very posi-tive that next year's final event will hopefully be LSPR with discus-sions on the other events still up in the air. LSPR was also a regionally run Rally-America event and the overall event winner was Roman Pakos in his Subaru WRX with Shepherd taking second with O'Sullivan in third. It was also the Regional Rally Champion-ship Runoffs. That portion of the event was won by Jan Zedril in his Mistubishi Lancer, with David Allen's Subaru WRX taking third and Matt Bushore's VW Jetta tak-ing third. The status of next year's LSPR is still in the air as it is not on the 2011 National schedule again for Rally-America. Organizers are debating whether to continue at this point as several have decided to throw in the towel. Others have been coming forward at this point to volunteer to keep the event alive, however next year's rally is still eleven months away. Some interest has been no·ted at looking into a different sanctioning body for 2011. Otherwise with the de-clining number of old stages that can be run, due to the non-rally related lawsuit mentioned earlier, will new sections be used by the new organizers or is it just time to let the rally go by the wayside. Hopefully, things will stay on the positive side to keep America's OJA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Driver/ CoDriver Doug Shepherd / Karen Wagner 2003 Dodge SRT 4 Lauchlin O'Sullivan / Scott Putnam 2004 Dodge SRT 4 Jan Zedril / Jody Zedril 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 4B11 Eric Burmeister / Dave Shindle 2007 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Chris Greenhouse/ Brian Johnson 1995 Plymouth Neon Matt Bushore / Andrew Bushore 1985 Volkswagen Jetta Jim Scray / Colin Vickman 1972 Datsun 510 Michael Merbach / Benjamin Slocum Volkswagen Jetta Silas Himes / Matt Himes Honda Civic Colin McCleery / Jimmy Brandt Ford Sierra Pikes Peak Special Time 1:25:43.2 1:26:40.2 1:27:58.4 1:29:13.9 1:29:40.3 1:31:00.7 1:33:32.6 1:35:32.5 1:36:40.2 1:36:58.8 Fuel Safe brings you the All New Diamond Plate TouGH CELL TM Specially designed for Shop Online -Free Ground Shipping the Side-by-Side Utility Terrain Vehicle racing market! • SPECIALLY DESIGNED WITH A LOW CENTER OF GRAVITY • BOTTOM MOUNTING FLANGE MOUNTS TO BED OF TRUCK • LONGLASTING HIGH STRENGTH DIAMOND PLATE CONTAINER • PRO CELL® BLADDER KEEPS YOU AND YOUR FUEL SAFE AND SECURE 800-433-6524 Fuel Safe S stems, 1550 Kingwood Ave, Redmond OR 97756 Tel: 541-923-6005 Fax: 541-923-6600 December 2010 Dusty Times

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VEGAS To RENO NARRATIVE It Ain't Easy Text & Photos: Rob Ca11eny If ever there was a moment when thought it might actually be possible to finish this year's, 2010 Vegas to Reno race, it had to have been when I first saw the pile of old wire on Mike's garage floor last April. He and member, Paul, had gutted the bug of all the wiring. Some of it may have been original, dating back to 1970. There was a lot of red wire left over from the previous owner. As we worked on the car, over the years, installing the s ecial ear needed for off-road racing, we just left old wires in place, fearing that removing them would render something inoperative. A good deal of it had been installed one piece at a time as things broke, were repaired, or new things were in-stalled. To see the entire, tangled mass piled on the floor was not· only of great concern to me, but, also very liberating. To finally be rid of the old electrical system, and instead, have an entirely new, top to bottom, front to back, s stem installed with the he! of a certified, electrical engineer, was the setting free from the last weak link in the car. From the first race, the 2005 Baja 1000, the electrical system had bitten us · more than once and spoiled an otherwise good run. As British car owners say, "some smoke escaped on more than one occasion. Often with sparks for added flare." As we were soon to find out, the new system performed perfectly. Even the unusual, and unexplained, G PS faults were eliminated. I can't be in to count l'lrad OI It 11111 vacation rentals available in the exclusive · 1ndian Wells country Club in the sunny Palm Springs area of southern California. Two or three bedrooms, furnished for your complete ·relaxation, and, if you are a glutton for punishment, play golf on either of two beautiful courses. FYI, wireless internet and long distance phones calls (USA) included. starting at S4,500 in season (January thru April) or $2,300 per month out of season. Call (760) 345-6124 Dusty Times December 2010 how many "men overboard" we left "floating" deep within the Baja wilderness. The only one happier than me was perhaps Steve, who took the whole pile home for future use. · Mike made the start. The least I could reward him with after all the work he had done, prepar-ing the car for what was, without question, the roughest, longest, and most challenging race we have competed in since 2005. Only once since then have we actually completed a race, and that wasn't within the allowed time. This time would be different. We were dif-ferent, the car was different, and our race philosophy was different. The car had evolved from what I now know was a "sissy" bug, to it's current configuration. The front suspension was upgraded a few years ago to a better grade of steel and stronger axles. The electrical system was all new, and 100% more reliable. The steering has been changed to the rack and pinion of choice for Baja Bugs, and the heavy spare tire has been moved to the front allowing a clear view to the rear preventing the surprise knerfing by overtak-ing cars. Not all drivers wait patiently until you move over to .let them pass. Some "help" you move over. There are still many things about the car that remain the same, but, the things that take the punishment and really get beat up have been replaced, or redone. Race Philosophy Probably the most important thing we changed for this race is the way we drove. At 534 miles, and elevations from 3000' to over 7000', it was going to be a long haul. With just two of us to share the driving duties, we agreed to pace ourselves, and the car. Like all previous races, we continuously passed, and re-passed many cars that would ctash or break down, only to pass us again and then crash or break down again. The tortoise and the hare approach seemed to work just fine. Not as exciting, but, one that seemed destined to get us to the finish line. Arrival in Las Vegas Our team of six arrived to-gether in Las Vegas, Wednesday afternoon, Aug.18th, and checked into a great hotel Jen had found. The same place we stayed last year, and almost at the same $10. per night price tag. It comes complete with a huge, secure, guarded, parking area in the old section of town. Just down the street is the pawnshop featured on the TV show, "Pawn Stars." It has be-come a tourist attraction since it's debut. After walking through the single aisle, I came away with two impressions; one, is how much smaller it is than it appears on TV, and second, how expensive pawned stuff is. I always thought pawnshops were full of bargains. Not the case there. Their fame is directly related to their price tags. Day One Tech Inspection The first chal1enge of the next day was to get the bug through the technical and safety inspection. We had done it last year so there should be no surprises. However, this was one week after the worst off road accident in history, so safety was at the forefront of all the officials. The last thing they wanted was another disaster on their hands. Overall, the car ' .. passed with flying colors. The only comment, besides the old roll cage being old, was the horn ... it wasn't loud enough. Mike had installed the dual horns from an old Jaguar and we are both quite pleased with the classic sounds they produce. One of those freight train horns might be an appro-priate upgrade for next year. The rubber chicken performed its role by diverting attention away from any possible shortcomings, while the two shiny new alumi-num rear fenders provided an up-scale "chic-ness" to the otherwise forty-year-old bug. For the last five years, its lifes-pan has been greatly accelerated, to say the least. The inspector called over a second guy to look at the overall structural condition of the roll cage. After talking with us, and noting we probably weren't going to be going 140 mph like some of the cars, we might want to think about upgrading the cage before next year. We agreed, and promised to keep our speeds well below 100mph. I have to admit, sitting among the hundreds of other cars, our little VW looked pretty tough. It's green paint shining, the tires freshly coated with "Tire Bright" and the engine gleaming from the hours of detailing work Mike is famous for, it was a sight to "fear." And speaking of fear ... Jen had the team outfitted in matching, green T-shirts with the car number on the front, and our "FEAR THE CHICKEN" logo on the back. By the end of the weekend, our team would have garnered more attention than any other car on the course. The shirts just made it that much better. That night was the required drivers meeting. Being caught absent was an automatic one hour time penalty. The meeting was full of references to the crash of the previous week. At the last minute, there were some speed restrictions put in place that were actually well received. In previous years, huge, monster trucks would come blast-ing into the pit area at full speed, come to a sliding halt, hopefully in front of their pit, and then, just as fast, spin their tires within a roaring cloud of dust and return to the course. All this happened with no regard to the people standing within a few feet of their car. No doubt the same idiots, displaying the same idiotic behav-ior, we repeatedly passed along the course as they motored from breakdown to breakdown. Race Day The actual race begins about two hours travel time North of Las Vegas, just South of a little town called Beatty. Lots of signs direct racers to the starting area and the last bit of civilization we would see for a long time. Our class, Sports-man Buggy, is open to anyone who can pass the safety inspection. As a result, we were starting behind a six hundred horsepower, 100%, off-road racecar with some equally impressive monsters behind us. To my surprise, only one other Baja VW bug was entered, a nice looking car from San Francisco, also with two guys sharing the driving. After introductions be-fore the start, we never saw them, or their car, again. It appears they dropped out at mile 50 which coincidentally, was about the location of the first big silt pit. There is always funny stuff that Continued on page 34 Page 33 . \', . \ ' \ '

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' ' goes on, and this had to be one of the funniest. So, there we are, standing around, killing time be-fore the start. I looked down and noticed a little puddle forming next to Mike's shoe. A contented look of relief was evident on his face. The convenience of his relief tube was obvious, and I almost reconsidered wearing one myself. Mike decided to wear an ex-ternal catheter to eliminate (no pun intended) the need to stop and pee. I, on the other hand, believed my thirty years of sit-ting in an airline cockpit would have conditioned my bladder to withstand the pressures of long distance racing to where I could make the 100 miles from pit to pit. What I didn't factor in was the constant sipping of Gatorade from my Camel Back for the entire 100 miles. Oddly enough, Mike and I came to suf-fer from the same problem, but for different reasons. His blad-der reached the breaking point because he couldn't relax enough to pee with the car thrashing along the course. I reached an equally uncomfortable breaking point because I refused to admit he was right for wearing one, and didn't want to waste valuable time making an extra stop outside a scheduled pit stop. Only twice during the entire 534 miles did nature win out and I HAD to stop and pee. To ignore natures call would have been uncomfort-able on so many levels. Usually, I managed to wait until one of the three planned fuel stops and seat changes. During one such stop, after completing an unusually dusty section, I had to go really bad. jumped _out of the car, and became immediately aware that my full length I driving suit zip-per was stuck tight, it was so full of dust, it wouldn't budge. As I tugged and pulled, the urge from within ·increased with every second. With panic setting in, I finally asked Dave to blow my zip-per clean with the compressed ni-trogen hose he was using to clean out the alternator and air filter. After the dust cloud cleared, I could be seen relieving myself near by. Mike looked-over with a calm look on his face, a puddle forming at his feet, and no zipper to worry about. Electrical problem After the complete rewiring of the car a couple of months earlier, Electrical issues during the race were the furthest thing from our thoughts. The phrase "expect the unexpected" came to mind when the engine suddenly quit like it was turned off with a switch. We both jumped out to look for an obvious problem like a loose wire, or empty fuel filter. A few days earlier, I had removed the coil to replace a loose fitting. As it turned out, it broke in my fingers as I removed it. While I replaced the coil in the clamp, Mike remem-bered me turning it slightly from the original position. He now speculated one of the wires might have been shaken loose, and was attached only by the liberal coat-ing of silicone covering every con-nection on the car. With no other possibilities to explain our situa-tion, he poked the suspect wire, I pushed the start switch, and the engine started right up. We were off again. Hours later the same problem reoccurred, but that time we knew where to go. The same wire had wiggled loose again, and the same fix worked again. This time it lasted all the way to the finish line. The OPS never failed like it had done the previous years. No "men over board" warn-ings, or lost data when the engine was started. There was one other electrical problem that wasn't im-portant. The spotlights came on when we flipped the switch, but wouldn't turn off with the same switch. We had to pull the fuse once to restart the engine because of the drain on the battery. Still haven't figured out why that hap-pened. At least they failed in the "ON" position. Rock-1, Bug-0 Only once during the race did I feel we hit something so hard, we were lucky to still be in the race. The slow motion feeling some people say happens during an accident didn't kick in for me. It all happened in a split second and a cloud of dust. There was a sharp turn coming up, and our speed was way out of proportion with the distance required to make the turn. I kid you not, the rock outside my window was at least as big as the car. As Mike attempted to steer around the cor-ner, the front of the car launched upwards into the sky, my head snapped against the roll cage inside, and we were engulfed in a blinding cloud of dirt. To say it was dramatic would be an un-derstatement. Both of us were surprised, not only by the sud-denness of the collision, but also . the fact we were still moving. The full seriousness of the impact wouldn't become apparent until the next pit stop. My neck knew it right away. If it had not been for my helmet, I'm sure I would have been knocked out cold. The next stop revealed what the impact had done to the right front rim. Not only was it bent, but bent back on itself in such a way that it's a won-der there was still air in the tube and round enough to roll. Thank goodness for the Slime we put into each tire. The bug got a tire change, while I got some aspirin. Incredibly, the damage to the bug was confined to the bent rim. The body slam we made against the rock, and the mere size of it was Home OI The Race Auto • I • .. I • Page 34 Race car I Pre Runner I sand car 818-998-2739 9763 VARIEL AVENUE, CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 • I :a t ! a • • December 2010 enough to cause total destruction. I didn't see God sitting between the seats, but He deserves a nod of thanks. Pit Stops Imagine being pressed into a steel barrel, rolled dow a steep, bumpy hill, listening to the sound of caged rats, trapped in a burn-ing meth lab, inside your helmet. Now, imagine what it would feel like to be pulled out four hours later. That pretty much sums up how I looked forward to our pit stops. The camel backs were refilled, the granola bars and Subway sandwiches were gulped down, and hopefully, the pee would begin to flow before it was time to get stuffed back inside the barrel and pushed over the edge for another four hour ride with the screaming rats and bumps. Would I do it again? ... in a heart-beat. The support crew can make or break the race. Easily as impor-tant as the drivers, they kept the car together. Finding both bent rims, check-ing oil, refueling, calculating the fuel burn and most important of al ... serving us the Red Bull around midnight. After actu-ally falling asleep in the middle of the night, during a stretch in the mountains a -few years ago in Baja, I was worried about the same thing happening this time. The night seemed endless, but thanks to Jen, and her Red Bull cocktail, I for one, didn't even get tired. Amazing stuff. And, only 1/3 of a can. I must be a real lightweight. I think we both became dehydrated during the night. It got cold at 7,000 feet with the air rushing through the front opening. Drink-ing cold Gatorade wasn't that appealing an idea. By morning, we were both dry and probably not thinking too clearly. To have someone taking care of our hy-giene with baby wipes, 'Plus fluids and food, is what kept us going for over twenty-three hours. Jen and everyone, really stepped up to the plate. To see our green, team T-shirts come into view, after hours in the dirt and darkness, you can't imagine how that made our spirits I soar . Silt beds In all of our races, silt beds have played ·a factor. This time was no different. Our first encounter was about 45 miles into the race with Mike drivi ng. As I recall, there was no way to go around it, so speed and torque were our only salvation. Unfortunately, neither one was enough, and before long, the slowing, sinking feeling was winning out. The rear wheels were still spinning, causing a huge dust cloud behind the car, but not an inch of forward movement. With the last futile attempt to move, all we did was dig the left rear tire deeper into the silt and insure the hopelessness of our situation. We opened the doors to find the top of the silt even with the floor pan. At this point, you have to ac-cept the fact you are about to get dirtier than you ever thought possible. The first step out of the car ends when you're up to your knees, and your shoes are filled with the fine powder. The only redeeming fact was we were not alone. There were at least three other cars stuck with us, with a combined horsepower of at least a 1000 more than our little bug. It didn't help, except to accept our fate as unavoidable. Our only weapons, at this point, against the silt are the small folding shovels under the seat, and a tall bumper jack salvaged from a 1970's Lin-coln. The car was in a nose up, launch, position, with one front tire spinning freely, about a foot above the silt, while the opposite, rear cotner tire was completely buried. We jacked up the rear of the car to lift the floor pan off ~, the silt, and started to dig a free space under the car allowing _it to settle, evenly, onto the two back tires and get a little grip. I discov-ered that under the silt layer, at varying depths, is a solid layer of hard packed dirt. The silt is a by-product of hundreds of cars driv-ing over it and shaving off layer after layer, until it is a couple of feet deep. Our floor pan acts like a toboggan as we attempt to "fly" across the surface and hopefully maintain enough speed to come "ashore" on the far side. We took turns digging to the hard packed layer until the rear wheels were sitting on the ground. The car now appeared to be slightly less nose up, with at least 100 yards of the same, powdery, silt still ahead . Escaping the silt was little more than an illusion we clung to. Dig-ging was more of a useless, release of hopeless frustration, with little positive outcome. At this ·point, our clean living (present moment excluded) and good luck appeared !O be paying off. The race commit-tee anticipated lots of cars getting stuck at this particular silt bed, so, they positioned a 4x4 truck there to pull out the unfortunate slobs who wallowed in too deep. In the distance, I watched the drivers hands, as he gestured his intentions, and decided we were number two on his current, and growing list, of needy vehicles. Before he attached the towrope, the bug gave one mighty lunge for-ward hefore landing even deeper into the silt. The illusion of escape was now confirmed. He pulled us at an angle, towards the edge Dusty Times

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r of the area before stopping to unhook the tow strap. A wave of thanks and we were off again. To save a little time, we just pulled the towrope into the car and left it attached to the front, anticipat-ing the next time we'd need it. There would be two more occa-sions where we got stuck in silt. In disbelief, we actually dug our-selves out of one, and managed to keep going. The third, and last time, was the worst, not so much because of how deep it was, but how close to the finish line we were, AND, it was avoidable. There were acres and acres of hard packed dirt on either side of the silt. Why I decided to drive directly into the center of it is be-yond my recollection. "The OPS made me do it," is all I can come up with. If I could blame this one on Mike I would, but, since I was the one keeping score of who was driving the first two times we got stuck, I'll admit it was me driving this time. I was the one who nearly dealt us the final blow to a successful finish. There was no chance of someone coming from behind since we had been the last car still on the course, after being passed hours before during the wee hours of the morning. We were hopelessly alone, and time was· running out before the finish line closed at 11:00 AM. There we were, a running car, with our speed at "O," and no hope in sight. Out came the jack and shovel, and in spite of the hopelessness of our situation, we began digging the car free. The toboggan af-fect was obvious, looking at the "wake" left by the floor pan. We had gradually compressed about 50 yards of silt until our speed, and traction, had, diminished to zero. Again, our collective, clean and honest living was about to pay off again. Out of nowhere, when every other official was home in bed, or asleep at the finish line waiting for us, here comes a guy in a truck. He said someone from a nearby highway had reported our situation, and he took off to find us. The bright, green paint job on the bug was probably our best friend. Among the dry barren landscape, we were pretty easy to see from a distance. Not to mention the yel-low chicken still mounted to the roof. The fans, and interest our car had generated by this time included almost everyone con-nected with the race. To let our time run out, stuck in a silt pit would have been a terrible way to end such a valiant effort. By the time he arrived, we had dug enough silt from under the car to make an unassisted attempt Dusty Times at freedom. It ended six inches later, stuck deeper than ever. Within a few minutes, he had us back on the road again, on our way to the finish line. The mental calculations we kept com-ing up with, trying to figure out if the miles remaining, and the time remaining, actually equated to a reasonable speed, kept us occupied. If we had known what was still ahead, we would have been very discouraged. Pit 13 ... the alternate course As bad as some of the silt beds had been, apparently, there was a section of rocks ahead, so rough and unforgiving, the race officials on the scene were hav-ing a hard time keeping up with the carnage. Cars were getting stuck faster than they could be pulled free. I remember a section in Baja like that. One car at a time made a run for the top. If they made it, the next car would try. If they got stuck, which was apparently the case ahead, every-one would have to wait until they figured out a way to get down, or get over using a different "line." The race officials decided the green bug didn't stand a chance of making it through, plus, they didn't want another car to deal with in addition to the disaster they already had piled up. To let us continue would have been nothing short of sending us to slaughter. We weren't planning on stopping at pit 13, but as we approached, not only did we see our own support people waving us over, but the race officials too. They told us about the problem ahead. They also said, "we want to see you guys finish." I remem-ber those exact words. The offi-cial told us we were being sent on an alternate course, around the disaster ahead, and would resume the course at race mile 425. The alternate mileage was about the same, but the road was much bet-ter. Another car that had been sit-ting at pit 13, for about two hours getting repaired, were given the same instructions. Leaving the "official" course was worrisome to me thinking we would be dis-qualified or something. However, since this was coming from a race official, and was a directive, not a choice, we took the alternate route. The graded road was like a super highway compared to the previous eighteen hours. Our instructions were to go 17 miles at which point we would cross the race course, but not to resume the course. We were to continue a few more miles to a truck, where another race official would be waiting, and show us how to get back to the official course. This all happened at dawn. I remember vividly because of the incredible sunrise we watched. The dark blues and brilliant reds were worth staying up all night to see. As we sped along the al-ternate route, we could see the dust trails from other cars off in the distance, who were still on the course. Our OPS showed the place at 17 miles where we were expecting to cross the course. What wasn't briefed, was a "T" intersection along the al-ternate road. After a very brief discussion, we decided to turn towards the dust clouds in the distance, and the OPS course we could see. Right on schedule, we saw the lights of a truck ahead, and then the waiting race official. He was glad to see us, and di-rected us back onto the original course. Until we passed the first two mileage signs, I wasn't sure we were headed in the correct direc-tion. I kept this from Mike. One less thing to worry about. A few miles after we had left pit 13, and started along the alternate route, the other car passed us like he'd been shot from a canon. Mike says he didn't resume the original course until race mile 450, while we got back on at mile 425. They weren't in our class, and to tell you the truth, we didn't care much who, or where, they were at that point. I became very aware of our headlight alignment dur-ing the relatively smooth stretch along the alternate route. They were pointed in every possible di-rection. Less on the right, which left a dark "hole" in front of the car. I tended to favor the left side of the road which caused Mike some worry. I thought what I was following was a mound of dirt, left by a road grader. In fact, it was a two-foot deep ditch along the edge of the road. In the fad-ing darkness, it looked as reliably straight as an ILS (instrument landing system) course in a mon-soon, so I stuck to it like dust on my face shield. Every time I tended to move a little to the right, Mike would relax, the black hole followed, and I'd slip back to the security of my dirt "ILS". Pit 16. The alternate route thing at pit 13 was unexpected enough. At pit 16, we were flagged over again, by the race people, and offered a "deal." We had not planned on stopping there either for fuel or anything else, but, as we ap-proached, we could again see our support team, and the race people, waving us to the side. The guy yelled in with a "proposal," Dave thinks it was something they dreamed up on their own, so they could send the remaining pit stop and check point people home, even though he said it was with the knowledge, and approv-al, of Casey (the head guy in Best in the Desert). We could decide to quit the race right there, and still get an official finish time, or, continue, and risk not finishing before the 11 :00 AM cut-off time. What kind of lame ass choice was that? Getting out of a perfectly good racecar, with hours remain-ing, and nothing but daylight ahead seemed like the dumbest thing I'd ever heard. Of course we were going to keep going. I didn't even wake Mike up to ask him what he thought. (just kidding Mike) If it weren't for the 25 mph speed limit in the pit area, I'd have left that guy breathing dust for a week. Off we went into the unknown. Had we known what was ahead, we might have re-considered. The last 50 miles to the finish line were the worst of the race. Rocks, steep hills, and speeds so slow we were barely moving. We were in the moun-tains. The briefing two nights before warned about the hairpin turns during this section, and how a slip or skid could send you over a cliff. He wasn't joking. It was a creeping match through those mountains with the clock ticking and the miles barely dis-appearing behind us. At one point, I was thinking out loud, and said, "I'm going to stop." Mike didn't know what was going on, or why I would stop. In my mind, I was planning on making sure the gearshift was in first gear before starting up an especially steep hill. Downshifting to first gear had become difficult some-times. Visions of Jerry Bacon stepping out the door in Baja and getting creamed by the idiot in the little golf cart car were fresh in my mind. I did not want to get stuck in the middle of the hill that loomed ahead. I was sure we weren't being followed, but the last thing I wanted to do was have to downshift half way up that hill, and possibly get stuck sideways in a backwards skid. Or worse, slide over the side with no witnesses within a hundred miles. The weirdest thing happened as we started up the hill. It seemed to flatten out the higher we got. I remember saying out loud how it had looked so intimidating from the bottom, and what a piece of cake it was the closer we got to the top. Lack of sleep or something, but it turned into nothing more than a little bump in the road by the time we started down the other side. We continued the mental gym-nastics trying to calculate the time vs. miles vs. speed to the finish line. About a half hour before the 11:00 cut off time, I had to stop and pee one last time. The illusion that my career in aviation, and subsequent bladder control, was going to carry me through the hours on the race-Continued an p111 36 shop onllne 11m IJDJJRi1 =film ~ ~ &311iJ:m) & * B~ACK * red& blue -6 st$5.99 -8 st $6.99 -10 st $9.49 -12 st $10.99 ~ l111l:.Y.1JW £mm 20ft. 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' ' . , . '' ' course was completely without merit. This was the second time I was forced to make an extra stop to pee. If we missed the cut off time by the few minutes it took to relieve myself, I'd have never forgiven myself. Other strange thoughts were in by brain then too. I was driving when we had been pulled from the last silt bed, and had not redone my shoul-der harness. All I could think of, besides my bursting bladder, was what if we crossed the finish line, and then got disqualified because I wasn't wearing my belt properly. Also, what of the thousands of people and TV cameras waiting for us at the finish. Mike and I were about to be splashed all over the news and how would it look if the first thing I said was how bad I had to pee. So I strapped back into the car, Mike asked, "Was it good for you?" We left two puddles in the road. The finish line I remember watching the first mile marker go by over 23 hours before. The hours and challenges ahead seemed almost insurmountable. The car was Page 36 certainly ready, and we were ca-pable, but what of all the things that you have no control over. Like slipping over cliffs, silt beds, breaking oil filter brackets, seized alternators, broken steering as-semblies, the front of the car breaking off, or all the little elec-trical connections that were get-ting pummeled every second. It seemed so impossible. I also remember watching the last mile marker go by; 534. Mike remem-bered later how he had wanted to stop and keep it for a souvenir. A good idea, but with my un-planned pee stops, it was a good thing we didn't stop. As it was, we crossed the line with five minutes to spare. Our race plan had been to use all the time we needed, and not beat the car up unnecessarily. As it turned out, we wasted five minutes going too fast, AND, I had dry pants. I think we were a little disappointed not to see the cameras and crowds waiting for us. The "FINISH" sign had al-ready been taken down before the eleven o'clock closing time and Casey, Mr. BITD (Best In The Desert), was no where to be seen. .,, ·~' .. ' ' ', . The two officials who were there summed up our accomplishment in four words, "you guys are awe-some!" He went on to say we had finished within the time allowed, and, were second place in our class. With no better news pos-sible, we loaded up the car and headed for the hotel and a few hours of sleep before the banquet and trophy presentation. Trophy presentation "And in class 18 ... second place goes to! Mike and I didn't even wait for him to finish his sentence. As it turned out, we should have. We both jumped up and took a fe,w steps toward the stage before taking a cannonball to the chest. We heard the names of four guys from Canada instead of our own. We stopped dead in our tracks and looked at each other in disbelief. "Who are those guys?" we said out loud. We watched them accept our trophy and take what was supposed to be our 15 seconds of fame. I ac-tually had about twenty minutes of acceptance speech all planned going all the way back to the 2005 Baja 1000. No one, or any-thing, was going to be left out. And now here we were, sitting with one question on ,our minds, "What happened?" Was it re-venge for not dropping out at pit 16, and letting all those people go home instead of waiting for hours while we crept towards the finish line. Was it the alternate route thing? Maybe we had been dis-qualified and didn't know it yet. And who were these Canadian guys we never even remember see-ing at the starting line? I wrote a letter to the race of-ficials asking these, and other, questions. But I didn't send it right away. The results on the web site were "unofficial." Maybe there was something happening behind the scenes that would still give us second place. We kept watch at the BITD web site and the !RC web site. These are the two groups who have the times each car passed the starting line, check points, and most impor-tantly, the finish line. It shows our missed check point along the alternate route section. It also showed lots of missed check points for the other class 18 cars, and more importantly, no fin-ish time for the guys who took our second place trophy. More confusion arose when the two web sites didn't agree ,on times. That's when I decided· to wait a while before asking some impor-tant questions. Our 15 seconds of fame had passed, so what would a few more days jl\atter. Sunday, Aug. 29 Eight days after the finish. BITD site still doesn't have results posted. When the Vegas to Reno race is selected, some other race completed in April comes up. The !RC tracking site still shows us as finishing second place in our class. Maybe there is still something going on and we'll find out in the future. For now, even with the unanswered ques-tions, it was a great adventure. For me, definitely a bucket list entry. We met our goal, finishing within the allowed time. But now, having done that, I want the glory too. Greed is a wonderful motiva-tor. Maybe we'll just have to do it a second time to make it official. Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010 I did finally send an email to BITD officials, asking all the December 2010 \ ' I I • t I t I I I I I I I t I I I I I I I t I I t I I I I I \ I I I I I I I I Ii I I I I I I I I I I I• I I I I I I , I, questions we had. I just got off the phone with Casey, Mr. BITD himself. He went through the email I sent, line by line, and ad-dressed all our concerns. Here are my notes from this call: Pit 13: He DIDN'T know about the alternate route when it was given to us. It was a decision made by the captain at pit 13 pit. It wasn't a huge silt pit like we were told. (I already corrected this in my narrative) Rather, it was an extremely rocky section that was causing a huge backlog of cars to become stuck in the area. They didn't want us to add to the problem, so the pit captain decided to send us, and the other guy, around it. Casey became aware of our situation when our car showed up as an "error track" as having gotten off the course. When he followed up, he found out the reason. We were not pe-nalized in any way. In hindsight, it probably got us to the finish line a lot sooner than we would have. Pit 16: He DID know about the of-fer to quit the race and still get "finisher" pins. To me that's like wearing a marathon T-shirt with-out running the race. Of course he didn't say anything about how the BITD people could all go home as soon as we were off the course. I'm real proud of our team hanging in for the whole ride. He also couldn't say enough good things about our car and team pulling off what is a huge accomplishment. The !RC web site times: They have one purpose as far as BITD is concerned: safety. They are not part of keeping time or who starts or finishes. They do keep track of the transponders along the course, but not officially. The red light, green light oheckpoints, road crossings and pits are where BITD people are copying numbers and keeping track of who does what. They use a ham radio fre-quency to forward the times and mileage into the command center so they can keep track of all the cars still on the course. Car 1841 DID start and finish. Apparently, his tracking unit was malfunc-tioning the whole time. But the checkpoint people don't know, or care, about that. They "eyeball" the car as it passes them; same for car 1872. On the IRC web sight, it appears they missed checks and should not have gotten 2nd place. In reality, they did beat us, and got 2nd place because they did. We got 4th place because we finished 4th. Like all of you, I felt robbed during the awards ceremony. Es-,. pecially after being told we had 2nd place. Unfortunately, the guy at the finish line didn't have the big picture, and was out of place saying that. Contingency: There is no con-tingency for the Sportsman Buggy class. He apologized after I told of our huge delay getting through the tech inspection while we tried to find the contingency person and fill out the stupid form. The reason we didn't have the form in our packet is because we weren't supposed to have one. Not every-one got the memo. I asked him if there was anoth-er 1000 mile race, like last year, in the future. He didn't say never, but he say "no.'' They are very expensive and take a hundred times more effort to put together. He did say the next race will go down the main street of Gabb's. It is a tiny place about a hundred yards long. The people who live there want the pits on the main street. The way he described it, the pit area would be bigger than the whole town. So, there you have it. We did •• what we planned on doing; fin-ishing within the time limit. The bug was almost in good enough condition to turn around and do it backwards. Not sure the drivers could have. I thought about ask-ing him a second time about the reasoning for giving the big trucks up to an hour and a half head start, instead of everyone getting the same time allowance like in Baja. Seems like a no-brainer to me. After mentioning it once at the drivers meeting, I don't think I was going to change his mind. I hope this puts to rest all the questions we had. I'm satisfied. Casey asked me to tell everyone on the team what I had found out to save him some return phone calls. I am·still amazed at how much we got done with so little com-pared to the monster teams, with so much. When you come right down to what really works, it's a couple of guys in the drivers seat, a few more in the pits, and lots of positive thinking and pre-race preparation. Mike and Paul, you guys have way more invested in this finish than anyone else. I hope you both know how much I appreciate the work you did. Jen, the T-shirts were a great addi-tion to the team.sort of a bonding thing. I'll bet there are people from Vegas to Reno who shudder in fear at the sight of a chicken. especially the green ones. Aloha guys, Rob P.S. If any of this is inac-curate, don't tell me. I'd rather live with the Illusion it really happened. Dusty Times ..,

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odricli This day in BFGoodrich Tires history (November 14, 1976): Flash News Report The T / A Performance Tire Team is proud to announce the introduction of the new 12R15 LT Radial All-Terrain T/ A, the first light truck radial specifically designed for off-road recreational vehicle use. This new tire has an overall diameter of 32-1/2" and a tread width of 10". With this new tire you should be able to make real advances into the growing off-road vehicle enthusiast market in your area. The off-road market is one of the fastest growing markets in the automotive industry. local, region-al, and national off-road clubs and organizations are growing rapidly. The off-roader is, by all means, a performance enthusiast. He is ex-tremely interested and demanding in the equipment he chooses to buy for his vehicle. We are confi-dent that the Radial AIITerrain T / A is a tire that will meet the demanding needs of the off-roader. The new Radial All-Terrain TI A has already been put to the supreme test for this kind of tire, Baja. We spent a week in Baja, Mexico, with an independent test-ing firm putting this tire through the ringer. The results were fantas-tic. Everything we asked the Radial All-Terrain to do, it did. After Baja, we turned sets over to a group of off-road enthusiasts. We told them to pull out all the stops. To do any-thing they wanted to with our All Terrain T / /\ s. And they did. From three feet of water to knee deep in mud. From rock quarries to sand pits, you name it, they did it, and whatever the Radial All-Terrain was asked to do, it did. We are very excited about BFG's future in the off-road mar-ket, and will continue to supply you with more information about the offroad market. Watch for the upcoming supplement to the certification program covering new developments in off-roading and how they affect the use of off-road all-terrain tires. On November 14, the Radial All-Terrain T/ A was used by two of the top drivers competing in the 1976 Baja 1000 (Frank "Scoop" Vessels and Charlie Haga in a Ford F-100 Class 8 along with Fritz Kroy-er and BFGoodrich Tires' Gary Pace in an Oldsmobile Starfire Class 6). We will be sure to keep you informed as to the racing results and heritage which the Radial All-Terrain will continue to develop. -The T/ A Performance Tire Team BFGoodrich® Tires Sets Sights on 70th Overall Four-Wheel Win at 43rd Annual SCORE Baja 1000 BFGoodrich® Tires commemorates 35 years of winning grip and tough-ness with SCORE International in Baja racing, takes on desert with special TeamBFG effort, pit support and more ENSENADA, MEXICO (Nov. 15, 2010) -What began in 1976 as a test of ultimate toughness for BPGoodrich® Tires has become a testament of performance for the tire manufacturer. Celebrat-Dusty Times T,res ing its 35th anniversary of desert racing with SCORE International in 2010, BFGoodrich Tires has established a reign in Baja that is indisputably unmatched, winning the overall four-wheel title 69 times and the overall Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 title 23 of the past 24 years, including a stretch of 20 con-secutive victories. "We'd like to congratulate each and every team that has proven the toughness of BPGoodrich tires by conquering one of SCORE Inter-national's brutal desert races," said Tom )upena, Marketing Commu-nications Manager, BPGoodrich Tires. "Whether it was on a BFGo-odrich tire that can be purchased off-the-shelf or one of our specially designed race tires, they're all a huge part of the success we've had in Baja and we thank them for their extraordinary efforts." When they take on the challeng-ing desert race course, BFGoodrich teams compete on a variety of tires, including the BFGoodrich A11Ter-ra in T/ A®KO tire, BPGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/ A®KMZ tire, BFGo-odrich Baja T/ A® tire and BFGo-odrich Baja T/ A®KR tire. In 2009, drivers who chose BPGoodrich tires earned victories in eight com-peting classes, as well as eight of the top 10 overall fourwheel spots, including the overall title by Andy McMillin and Scott McMillin in a SCORE TrophyTruck. BPGo-odrich Tires also support the entire Baja Challenge Class with Mud-Terrain T / A KMZ tires. "To take home our 70th overall fourwheel title during our 35th anniversary of competing with December 2010 SCORE would be an incredible ending to an amazing year of desert racing," added Jupena. "What to Watch" at the 43rd Annual SCORE Baja 1000 Chad Gilsinger, T3-class Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) National Runoffs champion; Jason Scherer, 2008 King of the Hammers champion; Casey Currie, 2010 TORC Pro Ute champion; Lars Wolfe, rally racer; Kyle Tucker, custom car designer; and Bud Brutsman, Hollywood producer, join forces courtesy of BFGoodrich Tires to race in the Baja Challenge class (BCS). The 43rd annual SCORE Baja 1000 will be the deciding factor of the SCORE Trophy-Truck championship. Six points sepa-rate Andy McMillin and Jesse Jones in the SCORE Trophy-Truck standings -McMillin currently has 321 championship points while Jones has 316. Both Jones and McMillin rely solely on BPGoodrich tires to assist them in their champion-ship quest. Rod Hall will be racing in the SCORE Trophy-Truck for the first time in his 42 years of Baja racing. Hall has 21 class wins at the SCORE Baja 1000 and is the only person in the history of the event to have raced all 42 years since the race began in 1967. BFGoodrich Tires Pit and Communications Support Con-tinues for the 2010 SCORE Baja 1000 BFGoodrich Tires' commit-ment to the growth of SCORE International and off-road racing does not end with its sponsorship extension or product support for Continued on page 38 Page 37

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numerous competitors in several classes. For the 2010 event, BPGo-odrich Tires will dedicate seven full service tractor-trailers and nearly 180 volunteer and active personnel · at pit areas located along the race-course to support more than 60 percent of the field who competed on BFGoodrich Tires. From the start of the race until finish line, BFGoodrich Tires sets the stan-dard for onsite pit and event sup-port with the most extensive net-work available, including pit areas staffed with volunteers consisting of emergency medical technicians (EMTs), race mechanics, welders, fabricators and communications specialists, services which have been provided since 1981. BFGoodrich Tires' support net-work also includes organization and mobilization of all parts, tires (as many as 14 per vehicle), fuel and equipment for all teams us-ing BFGoodrich Tires. Last but certainly not least, BFGoodrich Tires' pit support network includes satellite communications, moun-tain top relay stations and coordi-nates race communications for any teams running BFGoodrich tires, including on-course vehicle track-ing and overall position tracking for every participant, regardless of tire choice. · Track the Race with BFGo-odrich Tires Online For those unable to witness the 43rd SCORE Baja 1000 firsthand, a number of websites will be avail-able allowing fans to follow along throughout the entire race. Begin-ning at 9 a.m.ET on Thursday, No-vember 18, fans can log onto www. and connect to a portal that will host a plethora of SCORE Baja 1000 information including live video courtesy of and tracking cour-tesy of BFGoodrich Tires' Facebook page www .. and its newly launched off-road racing Twitter account will also have plenty of photos, vid-eos and race infonnation through-out race week. BFGoodrich® Tires Wins 43rd Annual SCORE Baja 1000; 70th Overall Four-Wheel SCORE Desert Race Title Vildosola Racing becomes first Mexican national team to win overall SCORE Baja 1000 BFGoodrich® Tires Takes Victory in 17 SCORE Baja 1000 Classes LA PAZ, Baja California Sur, Mexico (Nov. 20, 2010) - For 35 years BFGoodrich® Tires has made history in Baja and one could expect no different in 2010. The father son #21 Trophy-Truck team of Gus Vildosola Jr. and Gus Vil-dosola Sr. dominated the 43rd SCORE Baja 1000 in 19 hours and four seconds, claiming the overall vehicle tide and providing BFGoodrich Tires with its 70th overall four-wheel SCORE Baja race win and its 24th SCORE Baja 1000 overall win. The victory was remarkable not only for its sheer accomplishment but also because it was the first time in the 43 years of the SCORE Baja 1000 that a Mexi-can national driver and team won the overall race. BFGoodrich Tires claimed victory in 17 of the 23 car/ truck/buggy classes that completed the event. "With an astounding num-ber of entries in this year's chal-lenging race down the peninsula, we are proud to have Vildosola Racing capture the overall win and help them make history as well as become part of ours with BFGoodrich Tires' 70th overall win," said Tom Jupena, marketing communications manager, BFGo-odrich Tires. "We wish all of the BFGoodrich Tires' teams that em-barked in this year's race a hearty congratulations and a thank you for helping us celebrate our 35th year in Baja. It is your dedication to Baja racing and the BFGoodrich Tires brand that allows us to con-tinue to develop history-making products for you to race on." The Vildosola team was second off the start line in Ensenada, but once they took the lead from the #8 BFGoodrich Tires-shod Trophy-Truck driven by Roger Norman that left first, there was no looking back. Vildosola Racing's Ford F-150 Trophy-Truck, outfitted with BFGoodrich Baja T/AKR tires, averaged 55.87 mph during the race, which landed the team 20 minutes faster than the first motorcycle across the line. This is the first time since 1973 that a four-wheel vehicle beat a motorcycle's time in a peninsula run in La Paz and only the 7th time in the history of the race. Norman, 2008 SCORE Baja 1000 overall winner, iron-manned the race and aggressively stayed in the front of the pack for a third place finish. As soon as he emerged from his Trophy-Truck, Vildosola, Jr. began a long celebration. "This race means a lot to me and my family," he said. "Every time we go out and race, I say we have the privilege of representing Mexico because we're the only Mexican SCORE Trophy-Truck team. It's obviously an honor to finally be able to win a race for them and for all of our fans who have been supporting us for all these years. And it is especially great for my dad, as well. He bought this SCORE Trophy-Truck eight years ago with the dream to win a Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 overall and today we were able to fulfill that dream." In honor of BFGoodrich Tires' 35th anniversary with SCORE International in Baja, Chad Gilsinger, Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) National Runoffs Touring 3 Class Champion, piloted a BFGoodrich tires-equipped Wide Open Excursions Baja Challenge race car, along with TeamBFG members Bud Brutsman, Jason Scherer, Casey Currie, Lars Wolfe and Kyle Tucker, who had engaged in a contest that rewarded them with coveted seats in the SCORE Baja 1000 Baja Challenge (BC) Class. The BFGoodrich Tires/ Wide Open Excursions "Baja Challenge" (BC05) team fell to fourth place where an unforgiving silt bed slowed the team down near RM625 before battling back to place second in the class. Other impressive BFGoodrich Tires class winners included Class 1 winners Steve and Chris Appleton, who finished sixth overall among four-wheel vehicles in addition to winning Class 1 for the second time this year after his win in June at the SCORE Baja 500. Their finishing time on Friday was 20.32:18. Dan and Tom Chamlee won Class 7 for the fourth time in the last five years in this race, also scoring their fourth class win of 2010, including June's SCORE Baja 500. With his win in this race in Class 6, David Caspino, with driving partner Jason Ruane, pulled off a rare SCORE Desert racing feat by going undefeated in all five SCORE races this season. 2010 SCORE Baja 1000 Race Information This year's course marks 36'h time in the first 43 years of the storied race that it has started in Ensenada and the 18th time it has finished in La Paz. With 10 mandatory checkpoints and 20 visual checkpoints spread down the peninsula, the course started on the Pacific Ocean side of Baja California in Ensenada and headed southeast to San Felipe on the Sea of Cortez before heading south through Coco's Corner, Bahia de Los Angeles, San Ignacio, back to the Pacific at San Juanico, then back to the Sea of Cortez at Loreto, back to the Pacific at Ciudad Insurgentes heading down along the Pacific through Santa Rita before turning back east and down into La Paz for the finish. The finishing percentage this year was 67.5 percent, impressive considering the extremely dusty, bone-crushingly rocky and sometimes foggy conditions and the unique ruggedness of the course. The following is a complete list of BFGoodrich Tires 2010 Christmas Is coming!!!!!!!!!!! It's coming Fast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's Time To Get Those Dusty Times Subscriptions For Yollr Family And crew. It's Time To Get An Ad Together For Printing In Dusty Times, Thanking Your Family And crew For All Their Help During The Year. Most Of All, Think Christmas, Family And Friends And, Above All, Think Of The Kids And How Lucky You Are To Live Where You Live And Do What You Do. Page 38 December 2010 Dusty Times

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SCORE Baja 1000 class winners: SCORE Trophy Truck -#21 Gus Vildosola Jr./ Gus Vildosola Sr. Class 1 - #101 Steve Appleton/ Chris Appleton Class 3 -#300 Donald Moss / Dave Grudsman / Ken Moss Class 5 - #500 Kevin Carr / Noe Valdez Class 6 - #619 David Caspino / Jason Ruane Class 7 -#700 Dan Chamlee / Tom Chamlee Class 7SX - #743 Elias Hanna / Abelardo Ruanoua Class 8 - #800 Clyde Stacy/ Justin Matney Class 10 - # 1004Sergio Salgado / Gustavo Pinuelas/ Cesar Castillo SCORE Lite - #1201 Justin Davis / Daniel Folts / Francisco Villagomez Class 11 - #1102 Matt Cullen/ Mike Lombardi/ Jason Liebl Stock Full - #879 Joe Baca! Stock Mini - #760 Gavin Skilton Class 17 - #1701 Eric Filar/Scott Haltman / Jeff Lessley / Ralf Kveller / Ron Stobaugh Baja Challenge -#BC02 John Mclnnis III I Rick Skelton / Todd Clement Class 4 - #405 Jason Lafortune/ Jeff Proctor Sportsman Spt Car -#1400 Peter Lang / Peter Irving / Dan German/ Brian Jellison BFGoodrich Tires drivers earned seven of the top 10 overall four-wheel spots: SCORE Trophy-Truck -#21 Gus Vildosola Jr./ Gus Vildosola Sr. SCORE Trophy-Truck - #8 Roger Norman / Lance Clifford SCORE Trophy-Truck - #9 Gary Weyhrich / Mark Weyhrich Class 1 - #101 Steve Appleton / Chris Appleton SCORE Trophy-Truck - #49 Troy Herbst/ Brian Collins SCORE Trophy-Truck - #20 Rob MacCachren / Will Staats SCORE Trophy-Truck - #84 Nick Vanderwey / Curt LeDuc / Larry Vanderwey Using motorsports as a proving ground for more than 40 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 HYPERLINK "http://www.BFGoodrichTires. com" Bluerihbon Coalition, Inc. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Del Albright, BRC Ambassado Phone: (209) 304-7693 Email: Date: December 1, 2010 BRC Charity Christmas Auction Starts Today on eBay POCATELLO, ID (December 1) .. The BlueRibbon Coalition 2nd Annual Christmas Auction is live. The list of contributing donors is long and STILL grow-ing. Be sure to check back every couple days as we continue to add new items. Here is the list (so far) of com-panies donating to our auction. Pull-Pal Trail Master Suspension Toyota Trail Teams Ono's Sunglasses Dusty Times Rocky Mountain ATV and MC BFGoodrich Tires Olympic4x4 Products Raceline Wheels Rubicon Express GenRight Off Road Nemesis Industries Del Albright's RLTC Course BFGoodrich Tires WARN Spider Trax ARB Poison Spyder The Tugger Axial Racing Off Road Trail Tools Todd & Larisa Ockert Bushwacker Maureen Engle-Turner Axia Just Add Dirt Planet Dirt Tricks Fun Treks (Chuck Wells) N. CA Mono Chamber of Commerce Meadowcliff Lodge and RV Park RANGE Magazine WI Dual Sport Riders Falken Tires American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) Trail Gear Elite Motorcycle Tours Metal Cloak Numbskull Racing Gatorz And more coming in daily! We are building trail-saving money with this auction like never before. If you would like to do-nate an Item to our auction, just drop Del a note! Please let your friends know and spread the word about this incredible auction to help our sports! See the auction items and bid here: charity/charity.jsp?NP _ID-25971 ### The BlueRibbon Coalition is a national recreation group that champions responsible recreation, and encourages individual en-vironmental stewardship. With members in all 50 states, BRC is focused on building enthusiast involvement with organization-al efforts through membership, outreach, education, and col-laboration among recreationists. 1-800-BlueRib • www.sharetrails. org By El Chinero HIGHLIGHTS: The Baja Thousand LOWLIGHTS: The end of the Baja Thousand CHECKERS NEWS: NOTHIN': The "Mil" takes everyone's effort ... or should. EVENTS: SCORE International "Baja 1000" -November 18-20, Ensena-da, BC, MX to La Paz, BCS, MX NOTE: Due to the length and breadth of the event, Pit and Race Reports are not available. ENTRIES The Big One was, as always, huge. The Checkers had entries in several classes and a win in Class 11: Robertson & Tellier in the "F&L Fuel" Beede. Dan Martin - Class 1 • ran with the "Cops", hard, but had final drive complications south of RM950 - 15th Place. Harley Letner - Class 1 - were off the pipe, surprisingly, ending up 11th Place. Mikey Lawrence entered "1" in his "10" with a larger Type IV. Mike had had no chance for the 2010 Class 10 championsh_ip so he moved up to the Unlimited Buggy class. Lawrence took a Rear Start and had a San Ignacio Pemex (DNF) Finish. Noah Ostanik had a good race going in "8".but a ring-and-pinion related failure stopped the "Regu-la tors Racing" truck way down south, close to the finish but not close enough. Robert Harman drove the "401" EcoTec Buggy that received a horse cart full of SpeedZone penalties "Nobody told (ME) that there was a (60 mph) speed limit on the Loreto silt highway bypass section." Demoted from First to Also-ran. Stuart Chase - Class 1 • had a litany of early issues, including yet another bad alternator and a flat. After the LA Bay highway pit the front end started to come apart: a broken spindle through-bolt and augured-out rod end bolt holes. Onto the trailer south of BoLA. The Rev took over one of those Class 2 "Rubber Band" cars and lost a right front spindle for a DNF. I saw him near La Cuaren-ta, moving. PITS / STAFF Pit 1: RM92.5 The Kernel's dad died sud-denly and Mike McClintock and Martin Gill (P) took the pit. + 10. Captain: Martin Gill MikeMcC Actual location reported to be questionable due to shrubs and bushes. Pit 2: RM193 -San Felipe • Puertocitos Roads Junction Captain: "Big John" Files Howard Anderson Gary Bates Fred Nelson Access vaguely said to be "difficult". Pit 3: RM283.4 - Bahia de San Luis Gonzaga -North of the Ran• cho Grande tienda, just south of the spectator jump. "Doctor Checker" Steve Kassanyi Pit 3.5 (Not-so-Super-Secret Special Pit): RM358.8 - LA Bay Highway KM26 Captain: The President - El Krasco BR TT Busy Checkers Pit Night: Ser-viced S. Chase and the "11" Pit 4: RM429 - San Rafael Captain: Andy "3Tip" Fricke Mark Nacke Pete's Campo "12" stopped for some welcome electronics repair: "Tell 'em 'Thanks'!". Otherwise it was a slow night. Pit 5: RM 645 - . San Ignacio Pemex Captain: Milo Brown Pit 6: RM687 -La Purisima • Next to the BFG semi Captain: "Big Bob" Dziurawiec (pronounced "Krasnow") - SOI! Pit 7: RM950 - Santa Rita Captain: Malcolm Bryce Talya waved ... "The crashes people remember, but dri11ers remember the near misses." -Mario Andretti December 2010 Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Silent Auction Displays History Support the Hall of Fame by Becoming an Annual Member RENO, NV OCTOBER 22, 2010 -The Silent Auction benefitting the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF) at the 2010 Off-Road Expo was a success. "It was a three way win," said Bob Bower, Executive Director of the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame. "The people who donated did so out of the goodness of their hearts and really felt good about doing it. Secondly, we had some rare or one of a kind items that increased competition among bidders which helped to increase the bidding activity benefitting the Off.Road Motorsports Hall of Fame, and lastly, the winning bidders got to go home with a part of Motosports History at some astounding bargain prices." There were some amazing items up for bid including a complete set of Ford Rough Rider posters from the early 90's that were nicely framed and auctioned off as a single bid item. One of the hottest bid items was a full set of Mint 400 Jim Beam Decanters. Mike Doherty, Class 8 Privateer off road racer, drove all the way from Tucson to bring them to the auction wrapped in towels and stowed in a .cardboard box. Special thanks goes to Richard Winchester of BFGoodrich and Jack Cummings from Goodyear who each donated a set of tires that generated high bids. The Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame is a 501(C) 3 non-profit organization that is proud to bi; debt free. With an extremely low overhead and a volunteer staff, 98% of every dollar received goes directly to work to keep operations moving forward. The goal for the organization is to be self-sustaining and to continue the preservation of the heritage of our sport. Become a Member of ORMHOF: membership.hem About Off Road Motorsports Hall of Fame: The Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame was established in 1978 to recognize and honor those individuals and organizations whose lifelong contributions to off-road motorsports have set a standard for others to follow. Housed in Gallery Four of the National Automobile Museum, (The Harrah Collection) in Reno, Nevada since 2003, ORMHOF is visited by over 175,000 ticket buying automotive enthusiasts each year. ORMHOF is funded by donations from individuals, families, and fund raising activities such as this Silent Auction. It is an IRS Code Section 501(c) 3 Non-Profit/Tax Exempt organization. We have conducted induction ceremonies each year since 2004. There are forty-six individuals who have been selected as ORMHOF Inductees. For more information on the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame, please visit our web site at <http:/ /> June 18-19, 2011 Crandon Off Road Crandon, WI June 26, 2011 Pikes Peak International• Colorado Springs, CO July 22 -23, 2011 Charlotte Motor Speedway Charlotte, NC Aug 13-14, 2011 Bark River Off Road Bark River, Ml Sept 3-4, 2011 Crandon Off Road Crandon, WI Sept 15, 2011 Chicagoland Spee 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 ASSOCIATION 1970 EAST 2ND STREET RENO, NV 89502 877-418-6772 <> VICENTE GUERRERO OFFRoADCUJB PROFO. CENOVIO GAMBOA 011-52-016-6-21-91 (2-o p.m.) WESTERN OFF RoAD RACING AssocIATION i...ARRY HENDERSON (604) 538--0692 WORRA P.O.Box 3241 SUMASWA98295 WESTERN Pl!NNSYL VANIA WHEEL To WHEEL OFF RoAD RACING PATRICK McGUIRE P.O. Box376 ADAMSBURG, PA (412) 527-0556 WHIPLASH MoTORSPORTS 2939 E; Grovers Ave. PHOENIX, AZ 85032 (602) 971-3730 <> December (TBA), 2010 ACP,AZ WISCONSIN MoTORSPORTS SHow (414) 747-1711 WISCONSIN OFF ROAD FESTIVAL TERRY OR BEV FRIDAY 5913 so. U.S. HWY 45 0sHKOSH, WL54901 (414) 688-5509 WoRID 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 HAyASU CITY, AZ 86403 (520) 855-RACE/(520) 855-2208 BAJA OFFICE: 011-526-0225 ZR PROMOTIONS Luis RENE MONTANO C. CALZADA lNDEPENDENCIA 200 -5 Col. lNSURGEIITES ESTE 21280 MEXICAU, BC, MX (686) 564 6653 Scn·ing the Off Road Community fm 27 )'C!IIS. Page 39

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Trail Notes ... (From page 7) LUCAS OIL OFF ROAD RACING SERIES 2010 CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND F~URTEEN -Sunday Nov 7, 2010,Las Vegas Motor Speedway -1.1-Mde Off-Road Course. PRO 4 UNLIMITEd: 1) Adrian Cenni, US Virgin Islands, 2) Travis Coyne, El Centro, CA' 3) Rick Huseman Riverside, CA. PRO2 UNLIMITED: 1) Rob MacCachern, Las Vegas: NV, 2) Carl Renezeder, Montebello, CA, 3) Robby Woods, Pahrump, NV. PRO BUGGY UNLIMITED: 1) Cameron Steel, San Clemente, CA, 2) Larry Job, Las Vegas, NV, 3) Myan Spaccarelli, West Covina, CA. PRO LITE UNLIMITED: 1) Brian Deegan, Temecula, CA, 2) Marty Hart, Columbus, LA, 3) Corey Sisler, Wildomar, CA. Next ra~e is the final event of the 15-race 2010 series championship: Firebird Raceway (new off-road course) saturday, december 11, 2010. For complete results and more information: wwwlucasoiloffroad.Com ROD HALL RACING UNVEILS INTERNATIONAL RALLY TRUCK AT THE BAJA 1000 -Hall USA #61 to Compete in the Premier Trophy Truck Class. November 17, 2010 (Reno, NV) -The most winning family in Baja racing led by patriarch Rod Hall unveiled the newest edition to the team line up of off-road race vehicles at Estero Beach Resort in Ensenada, Baja California. The Hall USA #61 Chevy Silverado rally truck will compete in the famed Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 in the premier Trophy Truck class this Thursday, November 18th. With the launch of the new truck, Rod, Josh and Chad Hall bring their success and experience in four-wheel drive stock racing. The Hall truck is 4WD and built to compete for overall wins in international cross-country rallies. After the Baja 1000, the team is scheduled to compete in the US, Mexico, the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, the Australasian Safari Rally and ultimately, the Dakar. "We believe this truck is the best choice for global off-road racing. We know we will have tremendous advantages with four-wheel drive, this first race will be a great proving ground to help prepare us for our ultimate goals," explained Chad Hall. The truck is built and prepped by SamCo Fabrication in Reno, Nevada and is sponsored by Master Pull, BFGoodrich® Tires, Fox Racing Shox, Rod Hall Racing, TIFCO, KC HiLites and Go Pro. To view images of the Hall USA #61 and learn more, log on to www. . T RANSWEST FORD HENDERSON "250 -To Be A Real Championship Shootout In The Desert The last race on the Best In The Desert's 2010 calendar is shaping up to be a real cliffhanger with so many season class points championships riding on it. A total of seven class championships will be decided at the end of the day when the dust settles on this last race of the season. Plus the TransWest Ford Henderson "250" is a "double points" race, so anything can happen. Any one of four Trick Truck drivers has a chance at taking the season championship crown. Coming into this race, B.J. Baldwin, Marc Ewing, Steve Sourapas and Rick D. Johnson are separated by a mere 37 points with Baldwin holding a narrow four point lead over Ewing. So it comes down to whichever driver and team that can put together the perfect race for the win, probably goes home with the championship. In Class 1500, the championship race is even tighter with Chris Appleton and Steve Croll coming to Henderson tied for the lead at 447 points each. So it will be a race within a race between these two drivers as they battle for year-end supremacy. The Class 1000 championship comes down to a chase between Todd Elam and John Hsu as they are separated by only 14 points. Lee Banning Sr. and Ryan Plowman are in another tight race for the Class 1100 crown with Banning holding an 11 point lead. In Class 1200 for Protrucks, Troy Vest holds a narrow 17 point lead over Alex E. Staats for the championship. The Class 2000 chase comes down to Kevin Smith and Patrick Nirschl with only 15 points separating them. Three drivers have a shot at winning the Class 7200 championship. Only 15 points separate David Caspino, Alan A. Hogan and Sean Backus, making for yet another extremely exciting fight for the class win. Not only will this be a great race for the racers and teams, but it's also going to be a great race for racing fans. The TransWest Ford Henderson "250" is a spectator friendly event, as for the first time ever, two designated "spectator only" areas on BLM owned land will be provided. The BLM gave their approval for them sitting the extreme attention to safety for all involved by Casey Folks and Best In The Desert in all their events. These two "spectator only" areas will be manned by Best In The Desert personnel and feature easy paved road access to the course with portable restroom facilities provided. TEAM GENERAL TIRE storms Round 13 and 14 of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series in Las Vegas with six podium finishes LAS VEGAS -(Nov. 10, 2010) -The beautiful sunny and clear Las Vegas weather didn't disappoint this weekend, and neither did the action-packed Round 13 and 14 races of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Nov. 6 and 7. The Round 13 Pro 2 Unlimited race Saturday saw an intense neck-and-neck battle for first place between two members of Team General Tire, Carl Renezeder and Robby Woods. Woods and Renezeder led the pack for the entirety of the race, creating a daunting gap for rest of the drivers to overcome. After several turns, Renezeder pushed hard to take first position from Woods in turn eight and held the lead till the race's end, taking home first place with Woods in second. Woods celebrated his first podium finish in 2010. The extreme action continued at the Pro 4 race Saturday where Renezeder made his mark once more, stealing second in the final lap. On Sunday, Renezeder and Woods continued their attack on the competition, taking second and third respectively in Pro 2. Renezeder led the pack in Sunday's Pro 4 race, but was forced to pull off the track in the final lap due to issues with his truck. In the Round 14 Superlite race, Jeff "Ox" Kargola battled his way from the back to take an impressive third place, but in the last lap, he was hit and landed sideways in a dead-stop. Suffering an injured right leg, Ox was taken off the track by ambulance. Kyle Kirchner was able to grasp the second place podium in the Superlite class on General Grabber AT2 tires. The Superlite class has proven to be one of the most exciting classes to watch, with intense battles throughout the races. All-in-all, it was a thrilling weekend for Team GT at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, ending with an incredible six podium finishes. JIMMY JOHNSON -Our congratulations to Jimmy Johnson for his second place finish in Florida and especially for winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Title for the fifth year in a row. Jimmy and his crew chief Bead Knaus have been a winning combination for a long time and they get better every year. We remember meeting Jimmy when he was 15 years old in a restaurant in El Centro, CA. We hope his winning ways continue to set the pace in NASCAR. S CORE BAJA 1000 -The 43rd SCORE Baja 1000 is now history. Gus Vildosola Jr. and his dad took the Trophy Truck win and the overall, Robby Gordon was second in and Roger Norman finished third. Steve and Chris Appleton took Class 1 honors, Daniel McMillin and Steve Sourapas, Arturo and Abel Velazco took the ½-1600 honors, Arnoldo Ramirez and Eli Yee were second, Don and Ken Moss took Class 3 for the umpteenth time, Kevin Carr and Noe Valdez won the gold in Class 5, Gustavo Avina and Miguel Leon were the Class 5/1600 winners, Dave Caspino and Jason Ruane took the Class 6 honors, Dan and Tom Chamlee were the Class 7 winners, Elias Hanna won Class 7SX, Clyde Stacy and Justin Matney took the win in Class 8, Clyde Stacy and Michael Powell were the Class 9 winners, Sergio Salgado won Class 10, Jon Walker came from Guam to take second in Class 10, Justin Davis and Dan Folts were the SCORE Lite winners, Matt Cullen and Mike Lombardi took the Class 11 win, Joe Baca! took the Stock Full win, Gavin Skilton and Andy Grider won Stock Mini, Reinertson, Clouser and Neth took the gold in Protruck, Eric Filar 'and crew won Class 17, John Mclnnis Ill won the Baja Challenge, Jim Riley and crew won Class 7-2 and Jason Lafortune was the Class 4 winner and Mike and Robbie McCarthy took the Stock Engine Truck Class. Look for Judy Smith's complete story in the January 2011 issue of Dusty Times. Lots of verbage and loads of pictures. ACCIDENT AT MDR RACE -We are reading in the LA Times that the Bureau Of Land Management (BLM) that it's staff failed to properly monitor and prepare for the off road race. Only one BLM Ranger was patrolling the 500,000 acre expanse on the day of the crash. The Ranger was on routine patrol, he was one of seven assigned to the Barstow Field Office. Six of the seven were either on vacation, on medical leave or other assignments, leaving only the 1 Ranger on duty and he was not assigned to the race. This year alone the BLM issued 130 permits for events in the California desert while the number of staff dropped from 32 to 19. We hope the BLM gets their problems resolved in good time and we applaud them for their internal investigation. ' ' T RAILGLOW LIGHTING RENEWS DESERT DINGO RACING SPONSORSHIP for 2011 Season. November 29, 2010, Felton, Calif. · Desert Dingo Racing announced today that Trai!Glow Lighting, a leader in electroluminescent lighting systems for the racing community, is renewing its support for the team in 2011. Trai!Glow's INERGY lighting systems greatly increase visibility during night races. In addition to number panels, the company produces custom illuminated decals, pit signs and illuminated pit crew, media and staff vests. "Night racing is some of the most dangerous there is and having TrailGlow's illuminated number panels and sponsor logos makes us a lot more visible to faster vehicles," said team co-founder Jim Graham. "We also get waived through checkpoints faster. It's a definite competitive advantage." Desert Dingo Racing competes in off road desert racing in California and Nevada and is the official World Diabetes Day race car in the ~aja 1000. The team raises money to support diabetes awareness and education programs sponsored by the International Diabetes Federation. "Jim and the Dingos have done great work helping raise our visibility in the offroad racing community and we support their community outreach efforts on behalf of diabetes," said TrailGlow Lighting President Paul Lukey. "Our goal is to keep racers safe at night and we've developed solutions that work for everything from the Class lls all the way up to Trophy Trucks." D1;sert Dingo Racing makes the car available for public events and distributes hero cards with the warning signs of diabetes printed on the back. Two team members have Type 2 diabetes and several other team members have a history of the disease in their families. The team is ranked second in class in the .Valley Off Road Racing Association series and competed in the Baja 1000 in 2007, 2008 and 2009. For 2011 the team plans to campaign the entire VORRA series and return to Mexico for its fourth run at the Baja 1000. TrailGl~w Lighting is a leader in electroluminescent lighting systems for the racing community. TrailGlow provides custom lighting systems, including INERGY number panels and decals that greatly increase visibility and safety durjng night racing. The company has its headquarters in Barstow, California. For more information, visit them online at http://www. or call 760-253-3760. Desert Dingo Racing is a team of high tech professionals based in Santa Cruz and Silicon Valley who campaign a 1969 VW Beetle in off road races in the U.S. and Mexico. They are the official World Diabetes Day race car and the team raises money for diabetes education and awareness programs sponsored by the International Diabetes Federation. To learn more, visit http:// ~age 40 December 2010 Dusty Times

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Good stuff Directory Air Cleaners for Off-Road Racing. From Baja to Dakar. For a list of dealers visit our website at: ~l!!l■iiSI~ CRAFT •Race Cars • Prerunners • Dual Sports JOHN COOLEY 10815 Wheatlands Avenue, Suite I• Santee, CA 92071 619.596.9841 • Fax 619.596.2742 Off-Road Fiberglass • Off-Road Truck Fabrication Urethane Bushings & Hood Pins • Suspension & Roll Cages Ford Truck Specialist • 10996 N. Woodside Ave. Santee, CA 92071 ·!1tt;u"' ti!>;,~ (619) 562-1740 FAX (619) 562-6151 ~l.llll JfJni'l>:rJ.!ll.llJ 'tJ 'li :1, t iJ!il)'ir:lr-J J: '{1 ~ft-J Juli :;.}-Jluf~\00!':: 1 Jlt~ BRANDWOOD CARS Shifter for mid-engines and other applications 602-437-3107 Custom Vehicle Offroad to Street, Prerunner to Race -Chassis Design -Race Prep -All General Fabrication 760-949-3907 17459 Lilac St #E Hesperia CA 92345 canddfabworks@aol .com CACTUS RACING Raceair Helmets & Accessories Bell, Shoei, Simpson Blower systems & cool boxes 619-482-6700 708 Rocking Horse Dr., Chula Vista, CA 91414 For The Price Of A Phone Call And A Few Bucks A Month Your Ad could Be Here 818-882-0004 CALIFORNIA PRE-FUN 39067 ORCHARD ST. CHE.RRY VALLEY CA. 92223 PH#/ (951) 845-8820 products in stock Boatec Fiberglass Dimple Dies Tubing Benders Bypass Valves+ tubes Sway-bar Arms Race Proven Fabrication Pre-runners Desert Trucks Short Course trucks Paris-Dakar trucks QUALITY BEADLDCK WHEELS BINCE '196'5 15"--1611--17" ALL ALUMINUM BEADLOCK WHEELS AND CONVERSIONS CHAMPION VVHEEL CO. INC. -,8537 COLLIER(951) 471-2183 LAKE ELSINORE, CA 921531 VVWW.CHAMPIONWHl!EL.COM 227 Calle Pintoresco San Clemente, CA 92672 FLOATER REAR ENDS• FRONT HUBS• AXLES BALL JOINTS •TORSION BARS • KNOCK OFF HUBS (805) 239-2663 Sandy Cone 2055 Hanging Tree Lane • Templeton, CA, 93465 OFFICIAL llACE FUELS FUEL OF NASCAR 1 (800) 54-COSBY COSBY OIL COMPANY, SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA .,_:...r...a_,._i1r-....-....:.,A...:1~-=-4 Speci:!Usig ha-.. .._. ............ ........ ...... ........ im..a .... _ .. ~~

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,,-· r,nR - ·, , : , ~ /.,✓ DEREK NYE /~,-~/; ~ l ,. I• ( . 75S ~_tt St. Uni E COJta Mesa Ca 92621 _.,,/ . ' • fd: 949.548.8533 iu: 949.5'18.85341 r-rnelk det!k~l■ Tnm Segz PtlVIIIC Lebtl Custo111 Sag Du lgns , , It. 1 ":r< Abrulve Blalting • Protective & Oecoratlv& coatings ·~&,fMtJo~S&IC619ro' 1835 John TowtrW Ave. fA a Cajon, CA S2020 1543 W. 16th Street Long Beach, California 90813 18:a PIIIFORlUICE 1558 No. Gase• Orange, CA 92867 (714) 637-2889 • Fax (714) 637-7352 (619) 448-3932 Fax(619)448-3662 BRIAN BUSBY CELL (949) 870-5773 (562) 432-3946 FAX (562) 432-7969 We Use And Recommend RACING ENGL\ES AND 0FFROAD PARTS Send or call fo1· our new catalog $5.00 Offroad • Race Sand Car Parts 9299 W. Olive Ste. 610 Peoria AZ 85345 Phone (623) 433-8643 Fax (623) 243-6368 e-mail: web: OFFROAD SIDE X SIDE ATV MOTO 10943 WHEATLANDS AVE. SUITE B SANTEE, CA 92071 USA TCc 800 FOX.SHOX Tf, 619.768.1800 FA, 619.596.3740 wrn WWWFOXRACINGSHOX COM ~ GI s t GI .a ~ For A Few Bucks You can Increase Your Productivity 818·882·0004 HONDA '1JtiLJm1. $ .SUZUKI •a.~a (818) 766-6134 1800) 800·6134 FAX (818} 766-9397 P.O. Box 2496 Apple Valley, Ca. 92307 (760) 240-8615 l'h<ln~ (909)633-5300 Cell (760) 240-8938 Fax SILL ROBERTSON & SONS, INC. 5626 TUJUNGA AVE. NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA. 91601 Jefferies Racing Damo::n Jefferies JEFFEAI Off-Road Race Prep & Fabrication Kevin Jensen Apple Valley, CA (760) 963-4206 Fax (760) 240-5083 Mike Julson 1U26 Wheatland• Court Sant .. , CA 92071 619-596-3360 619-596-3364fax JG TRANSWERKS 'Go with a Proven Winner' I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I Quality Racing Transaxles Mendeola Dealer Off Road - Sand Specialist JOE GIFFIN (7J,4) 632-12,40 Fa.ll (714) 632-1223 Email: www JG' 3061 E. L:i Jolla St. An3heim. California 92806 JON KINNE 520 Railroad St., Corona, CA 92882 Tel. 951-278-2233• Fax: 951-278-8335• C 8 C ::J N A • Custom Alternators • Complete Wiring • Custom Fab • Exhaust & Muffler • Prep & Finish Work HONDA .. Equipment OUT IIOAAD ENGINE • GENERATOII SPECIAUS1 Kawaguchi Honda Corp. ART KAWAGUCHI 353l EAST 3RO ST. fa1t 323-264-2136 LOS ANGELES, CA~ 323-264-3936 KINS OFF -~Of'iD RACING SHOCKS Pure Race Shocks Custom Bult for Every CUstomer OEM Bolt-On Shock Kits llTV Performance Shock Kits SUperlor Shock Service 714-530-8701

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-.. ·•BOAT~-SERVICE LAKFLANIJ JIAIINF FACTORY AUTHORIZED SAi.ES & SERVICE CENTER The Race ~~!!:1 Never Stops. RlcHlf HUDSON 928•453• 1155 1625 Wc~I Acomo Soulevord • loke HaVOJu City, Arizona 86403 POWER E STEERING THOMAS E. LEE LEE MFG. CO. 11681 PENOU:TO...&TREET SUN VAIJ..E'f, CA 91352 FAX (818) 798--2917 (818) 7ea-o:s71 A full line of~$~~ pumps and acceseoriel ~ any type of racing. Magnatlux and Zygkl fllclltOes available. •custom Chassis 'RlctPrep •Aluminum Worlt -Wtldlng Engineering •Magnlflux. FABRICATION/RACE PREPARATION 1320 ARROW HWY LA VERNE, CA 91750 (909) 596-4076 (909) 596·5497 FAX KENT LOTHRINGER p~ RACING ENGINES Assembly • Machine Work • Parts Ken Major 10722 Kenney Street, Suite C • Santee, CA92071 (619) 596-0886 OFFROAD IS OUR BUSINESS 807 E. OrangethorpeAve. Ste. A ph 714-441-1212 Anaheim CA, 92801 fx 714-441-1622 rrffJTORr/ /IIE#OEOLrf RrffJE RElJtllLOS' CERTlrlEO rfC/OC /llrff#rfrLtlX@ CERTlrlEO s>llor PEE#/#¢ 1695 CACTUS RD. . T. (619) 710-8800 SAN DIEGO, CA 92154 F. (619) 710-1640 619-562-5533 Phone '-"-~ Toll Free (330)928-9092 ~-· (800)222-9092 Off Rood Fabr1cchon and Design •Sande.ors • Trucks •RouCcrs •PrervMU!f •RallyC-ars • Custom FCJ11Ction/Strength/Safety/Pnde Mode by Hand,,, t/fe USA JOHN MOSELEY Owner/FcbneotOI" - .-~b, 236 J~on Court Corona. CA 92879 951-272-3026 fox 951-272 0776 •t.:J ,,, Jr.,:'* ■1.a:14 t••A"'J! • VOUR COMPLETE IGNITION SOURCE ' • ' , • I ' , , 'l " , • f' • ~•. , J • I I I • ( I' • I I '~ AUTOTRONIC CONTROL& CORPORATION 1 4 0 Hf"'N r.'IV U14E.NNAN OH.. l PA80. ·rx 7!'l9::3C: 19151851-!l?OO • rH:Hl 191~18!)51123 • V1$1TOUf,W!'SSut·w-0!$dJ!lf'ibOn.CO<TI We can Beadlock YOUR RIMSH S~~ to fit motl ATV I. AUTOMOTIVE applications --· ------..... --., } \U--.X,S POLISHED & COLORED FINISHES 951J60.S906 951.360.0436 fax SCALLOPED OR CONVENTIONAL Reinforcing Ringt Also Available Phone - (951) 354-8272 WWW .OMfPERfORMANCE. com 3834 Wa!ker Drive Mira Loma, (A 917SZ ~~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ @)@3Y!:, ~ @tinr'~ ~ ~ 1660 Babcock, Building 8 Costa Mesa, CA 92627 TEL [949) 650-3035 FAX [949) 650-4721 Jerry Penhall Hi-Performance Equipment Suspension • Safety • Driveline • Accessories (619) 691-9171 {619) 691-9174 (619) 691·0803 (FAX) 103 Press Lane, Suite 14 Chula Vista, CA91910 e-mail: rprod1

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Classified ... Some of the items adver-tised in these pages may not be legal for sale or use in all 50 states. Readers are ad-vised to consult appropriate local or state authorities for information before pur-chase of any specific item. FOR SALE: 1991 R a nger 7s race truck. Pro built by C & D and 777 motorsport. All the best stuff: King, Beard, Howe, Deaver etc. Race Ready. 65K invest-ed. $20,000.00 firm. Larry (805) 797-4773. FOR SALE: Truggy Ford 347, Mogi C-6 w/TCS Con-verter, 9" floater, 14" disc, 6-piston, CNC, Bilstein coils & by-pass, Walker Evans w/ BFG's radio OPS, 75 gal cell, Howe Power Steering, Racework SwayBar, Pumper, Intercom $47,000.00 OBO. Call (619) 488-9108 FOR SALE: RPS Pro 2, Fox, ProAm, Lee, Chrisman and Cul-hane, No Motor. $110,000.00. Call Justin (949) 280-6722. FOR SALE: Raceco 4 Seat-er-$19,500.00. T-4 Motor, Bus Trans (new), Sway-A-Way shocks, BTR Wheels, M/T Tires, Beard Seats, CNC frt disc, Foddrill large combo's, 4" Longer laid forward arms, 930 Micro Stubs, Excellent car. Call (714) 815-8466. Comes with spares. FOR SALE: Porter Race Car Class One with New Chevy LS2, Runs on pump gas, 600 HP, Fresh Fortin 4 speed and fresh TCS converter, Fresh prep with axles, CV's and new brakes. Ready to race and win! Huge 10.5' lowrance gps, 2 Halon fire suppression systems, police siren 140 Watt Kenwood, Pei Comm, Billet Mirrors, 8 HID lights, Optional two spare tire car-rier. Best of everything, 4' King Kong Shocks, Pro-Am Hubs and brakes, Howe steering, lots of spares, New Baja Projects. Light, very fast car! Mike (562) 756-9231. Price $89,000.00 Quick Sale. 12.b..AL 6.:>T ATb.. U.A6b../Qb..NTAL6 Vacation Rental Vacation Rental in the Ex-clusive Indian Wells Coun-try Club in the Sunny Palm Springs area of Southern Cali-fornia! 2 or 3 bedroom fur-nished for your complete relax-ation and if you are a glutton for punishment, play golf on 1 or both of the beautiful courses. FYI, wireless inter-net and long distance phone calls (USA) included. Starting at $4,500.00 in season (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr) or $2,300.00 per month not in season. Call (760) 345-6124. INDb...X TO .ADVb...12. T l..::>b...12.-=> Amber Racing Services ............... 47 Baker Precision Racing Products ..................... 35 BTR Racing Wheels ..................... 24 Butch's Speed Shop .................... 36 Fuel Safe Racing Cells ................. 32 Glen Helen Baja Challenge ........... 13 Kar Tek Off Road ........................... 5 Laughlin, NV -SCORE ..... Back Cover LOORS 2011 Racing Schedule ............ 23 Mastercraft Safety ..................... 37. McKenzie's Performance Products ............ 12 Racer X Motorsports .................. 25 Robby Gordon Off Road .............. 28 Ronco Plastics ............................ 16 SNORE Battle At Primm ........................ 2 Spanish Style Home .................... 19 FOR SALE: John Deere STX38 South Point Casino ........................ 9 Hydro Suburban Lawn Tractor. 12.5 horsepower, 38" mower. Transaxle Engineering ................. 34 Babied all its life. A real buy at $995.00 Call 661-268-1644 for Vacation Rental .......................... 33 all the particulars . . •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Sell or swap your extra parts and pieces in DUSTY TIMES. Classified Advertising rate is only $25 for 45 words each month, not including name, address and phone number. Add $5.00 for use of black and white photo, or a very sharp color print. Maximum size 5"x7".All Classified Ads must be PAID IN ADVANCE. REMEMBER - CLASSIFIED AD SPACE IS LIMITED· YOUR AD MAY BE PUT OFF ONE ISSUE IF NOT RECEIVED IN A TIMELY MA ER. Enclosed is $ Name _____________ (Send check or money order, no Cash) ----------------------------------Address-------------------------------------------------------------City----------------------------------------------------------------State _______ Zip ______________ Phone __________________________________ _ Please run ad _______ times Mail to: DUSTY TIMES 20761 Plummer Street Chatsworth, CA 91311 DUS~ IIDBS 2011 ISSUE . Jan 2011 Feb 2011 Mar 2011 Apr 2011 May 2011 Jun 2011 Jul 2011 Aug 2011 Sep 2011 Oct 2011 Nov 2011 Dec 2011 Jan 2012 Feb 2012 DEADLINE Dec 24, 2010 Jan 28, 2011 Feb 25, 2011 Mar 25, 2011 Apr 22, 2011 May 20, 2011 Jun 24, 2011 Jul 29, 2011 Aug 3, 2011 Sep 23, 2011 Oct 21, 2011 Nov 18, 2011 Dec 23, 2011 Jan20, 2012 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• ' Page 46 December 2010 · Dusty Times

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