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2010 Volume 27 Number 1 Dusty Times Magazine

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t Volume 27 - Number 1 January 2010 Publisher Emeritus Jean Calvin Editor John Calvin Associate Editor Judy Smith Editorial Assistant Bekki Wikel Controller John Calvin Marketing Pat Caplan Circulation Vance Scott Contributors Scott Bottomley J. Preston Bradshaw Jim Culp Mike Del Col Nicole Del Col Steve Hilton Victor Gazca Martin Holmes RodKoch Byrle Moore Steve Ruddick Maurice Selden Darryl Smith Tony Tellier Trackside Photo Art Director Larry Worsham Subscription Rates: $25.00 per year, 12 issues, USA, Foreign Subscription rates on request. Contributions: DUSTY TIMES welcomes contributions, but is not responsible for such material. Unsolicited material will be returned only by request and with a self addressed stamped envelope. Classified Ads: will be published as received, prepaid. DUSTY TIMES assumes no liability for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject to editing. DUSTY TIMES, (ISSN 8750-1732) is published monthly by Hillside Racing Corp, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311, (818) 882-0004 with additional Dusty Times, LLC offices at 415 N. Higgins Avenue, Suite lA, Missoula, MT 59802. Copyright by Hillside Racing Corp. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Periodical Postage paid at Chatsworth, CA 91311 and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address change to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Four weeks notice is required for change of address. Please furnish both old and new address, and send to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., SNAPSHOT OF THE MONTH ••• Al Arciero didn't have a lot of fun at the 1983 HORA Nissan Classic, fire is always scary, fortunately no one was hurt. DUSTY TIMES will feature pictures of similar "funnies" or woes on this page each month. Send us your snapshot of something comic or some disaster for consideration. DUSTY TIMES will pay $10 for the picture used. If you wish the photo returned, enclose a stamped, self.addressed envelope. Only black & white prints, up to 8x10 will be considered. In This Issue ... FEATURES SCORE Baja 1000 by Judy Smith .............................................................. 8 Rally Of Great Britain by Martin Holmes ............................................... 18 TORC At Las Vegas by Judy Smith .......................................................... 22 Lake Superior Rally by Jerry Winker ......................................................... 32 MDR Stoddard 250 by Ste11e Ruddick ...................................................... 36 CODE Mexican Logistics 300 by Byrle Moore ........................................ 45 DEPARTMENTS Happenings .............................................................................................. 5 Trail Notes ................................................................................................ 6 Good Stuff Directory ............................................................................ 50 Classified Ads ......................................................................................... 55 Index To Advertisers ............................................................................... 55 ON THE COVER Andy and Scott McMillin had a really great race, they took the Trophy Truck Class win and the overall win as well, seen here in their Chevy Silverado. Photo hy Dave Conklln/Trackside Photo Jerry Penhall and Dan Martin drove their Chevy powered Penhall to the Class 1 win, they had 14 minutes in hand when the checkers flew. Photo hy Travis Geske/Trackside Photo Visit Our Website at Su-d-a e,z,t d-e 7 tUUUf to, DUSTY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! □ 1 year -$25.00 □ 2 years -$40.00 □ 3 years -$55.00 (to subscribe online go to □ NEW □ RENEWAL Name _____________________ _ Address--~------------------City _____________________ _ State _______________ Zip ______ _ Primary Interest Cars D Trucks D Motorcycles D Send check or money order to: DUSTY TIMES 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311 Cana,dian • 1 year $30.00 US n Overseas subscription rates upon request Dusty Times January 2010 Page 3

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Mike Jenkins #47 TORC Pro 4 Las Vegas ' , '' . .. ' \ Ron Whitton #39 SNORE 250TT l+.O KJng Kong 8ypa8o More race wins than all other shock!manufacturers combined. Ron Whitton SNORE TT Adam Householder SNORE Class 1 Eric Ludian SNORE Class 1400 Monte Tibbets SNORE Class 8 Rulo Solano SNORE Class s11600 Aaron Hawley SNORE Class 1600 Michael hanson SNORE Class 10 Adina Byrn.a MORE Class 1400 Laurie Chamlee MORE Class 7 Tracy Fuller MORE Class 1200 Day Gang MORE Class 1600 Kelly Suiter MORE Class 1300 Christie Harper MORE Class 5/1600 Tandi Hartman MORE Class 1700 Marie Miller MORE Class 300 Pamela Hall MORE Class 1357 Dan Unsicker MDR Class 1400 Mike Jenkins TORC Pro 4x4 Casey Currie TORC Pro Light

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I 2010 Happenings .... rison County Fair Grounds. Cadiz. OH . CLUB AUTOMOVILISTICA SAN QUINTIN Oll-52-686-553-4087 MEXICO February 12-14, 2010 Casas Geo Gran Prix Mexicali B.C., MX April 16-18, 2010 San Felipe 200 (719) 653-8449 CORP P.O. Box392 CALEXICO, CA 92232 HECTOR CERECER 011-52-65-66-4458 BAJA PRoTRUCK OFF RoAD RACE SERIES 14402 BoNO CoURT EL CAJON, CA 92021 619-390-6252 February 5-7, 2010 BITD Parker 425 March 25-28, 2010 SNORE Mint 400 April 23-25, 2010 BITD Silver State 300 June 4-6, 2010 SCORE Tecate SCORE Baja 500 August 19-21, 2010 BITD Vegas to Reno September 10-12, 2010 SCORE Terrible's Primm 300 October 15-17, 2010 BITD Bluewater Desert Challenge November 17-21, 2010 SCORE Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 December 3-5, 2010 BITD Henderson's Banks Power 250 BARONA SAND DRAG AssN. P.O. Box 1521 l.AKEsIDE, CA 92040 All Races Are Night Races All Races At Barona Raceway, Lakeside, CA BBM MARKETING PROMOTIONS Off Road Short Course Racing & Special Event Marketing NORCO, CA 92860 · e-mail (909) 815-5811 BEST IN THE DESERT 3475 BOULDER HIGHWAY i..As VEGAS, NV 89121 702-457-5775/FAX:702-641-2431 Motorc:;cle/Quad/ ATV <> January S-9, 2010 Parker 250 Parker, AZ MC/ Quad/UTV February 5-7, 2010 Parker 425 Parker, AZ Cars/Trucks March 5-7, 2010 U.S.Hare Scrambles Laughlin, NV MC April 2-4, 2010 Nevada 200 Trail Rice Caliente, NV MC, 2010 Invitation Onl1 April 23-25, 2010 Silver State 300 All Classes May 14-16, 2010 Bluewater Gran Prix Parker, AZ MC/ Quad/UTV August 19-21, 2010 Vegas to Reno AU Classes Octobtt 15-17, 2010 Bluewaater Desert Challenge Parker, AZ Car/T rnck/UTV December 3-5, 2010 Henderson: 250 Henderson, NV All Classes BORE Racing BP MoTORSPORTS P.O. Box411 WOODLAND HILLS, CA 91365 760-578-6258/760-578-6259 FAX: 818-348-4648 E-Mail: All Events At California Cicy, CA BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY R.R.3 BRIGHTON, ONTARIO, CANADA KOK-lH0 (613) 475-1102/FAX (613) 475-3250 CAJOR CUJB AUTOMOVILISTA }UARENSE DE CHAMPIONSHIP OFF-ROAD RACING 7210 GATEWAY EAsr EL PASO, TX 79915 (915) 593-4848 RALPH GARClA 0ll-52-16-17-45-42 CESAR FUENTES CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES <> CANNING ATTRACTIONS P.O. Box400 MAYWOOD, CA 90270 (323) 560-SHOW Dusty Times CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box645 PIERRE, SD 57501 DAVE ADAMS (PILOTS AND BAJAS) (605) 224-9481 DON ENGLEMAN (BIKES) (605) 224-4967 CHAMPLAIN VALLEY RACING ASSOCIATION C.J. RICHARDS P.O. Box332 FAIR HAVEN, VT 05743 (802) 265-8618 CLAIRTON HI-JACKERS l.C.O. TOM DELAUDER SR 1091 TWP. LINE ROAD WELLSVJUE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 Short Course off Road Racing At Har-CAll.E 6TA FRAcc Co. DE SAN QUINTIN SAN QUINTIN, BC, MEXICO HERACUO PATINO (011 52 616-5-22-07) CuJB AmoMovmsTico SAN VICENTE San Vicente Off Road ENSENADA, BC, MEXICO USA JAN WRIGHT (011 52 61746834) RAMON CASTRO & RUBEN ACEVEDO (61637/ 7 0034) . . CMC CONTINENTAL MoTOSPORT CLUB P.O. Box 3187 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690-3178 Fax: (714) 367-1608 CODE 0FFROAD MADERO 621-A . MEXICALI, MEXICO 21100 760-455-8069 USA San Felipe B.C., MX May 21-2, 2010 Vw Autopartes 250 Mexicali B.C., MX July 16-18, 2010 Orw Gran Prix Tecate B.C., MX October 1-3, 2010 Mexicana Logistics 300 Mexicali, B.C., MX December 3-5, 2010 Race Ready Mexicali-San Felipe, B.C., MX COLORADO Hlll CLIMB ASSOCIATION BARB V AHSHOLTZ, PRESIDENT (719) 531-3642 W/(719)687-9827 H P.O Box8286 COLORADO SPRINGS, co 80933 CORR SERIES 270 NEWPORT CENTER DR., Sum 100 NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660 866-501-CORR · CORVA 1500 WEST EL CAMINO, Sum 352 SACRAMENTO, CA 95833 1-800-42 CORVA EXT 42 Fax (818) 957-4435 CRS CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES <www, DAKAR RALLY DARREN SKJLTON BAJA AllTOMOTIVE ADVENTURES Continued on page PB Fiberglass Body Panels Long Travel & Lift Kits Disc Brake Kits Fenders, hoods, doors, bedsides, & . dashes for trucks, baja bugs, Trophy Karts, UTV's. Suspension kits from Blitzkrieg, CST, Camburg, ICON, Total Chaos, & Mazzulla. ~ ' / fl~ @fl~~ tliJ ~ Mazzulla Chevy I 500. Long Travel Kit Built to order Wilwood, CNC & ProAm kits. Wflwood Heavy Duey 9" Rear Disc Brake Kie t;":°'Prep Supplies Shock Replacement Parts Wheel Bearings & Seals -Motor & Gear Oil -Additives -Power Steering Fluid -Oil & Air Filters -CV Grease -Brake Fluid -And Much More! -Shafts -Valving Shims -Seals -Pistons -Shock Bodies -Shock Oil KINB OFF •<Ot'IIO RACfNU 'SHOCHS. -Hub Bearings & Seals -Bearing Housing Assemblies -Spindle Bearings Axle & CV Components Heims, Bungs, & Spacers Tires & Wheels -300M Solid & Gundrilled Axles -Type II, 930, 934, CVs -Single & Double Bo~ts Systems -Heims & Rod Ends -Standard & HI-Mis Spacers . -Threaded Round & Square Bungs -Uniballs Tires from MIT, Yokohama, Toyo, & Sand Tires Unlimited with a wide selection of beadlock wheels available.

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Trail Notes ... RED FACE D EPARTMENT -One of our ace reporters, J Preston Bradshaw made a horrible mistake reporting on the October 17th MDR McMillin Superstition race. He reported the overall winner as Steve Sourapas when in fact it was Daniel McMillin taking the Class 1 win and the overall win as well. Daniel finished 2 minutes and three seconds ahead of Sourapas. We can only apologize for our error, too many late nights and lots of small type on the race results. Please accept our sincerest apologies. TOYOTA MILESTONE AWARDS -The Toyota Milestone Awards r~cognizes the special efforts put forth by each of the 14 elite desert racers that completed every mile of the most demanding motorsports environment. These racers are in a category of their own, said Les Unger, Toyota National Motorsports Manager. The Toyota Milestone Award is presented to all SCORE off-road competitors in the professional four wheel classes who complete every required.mile (1,713.76) in the five race desert series. The 14 who earned the Milestone Award are: Trophy Truck-Robby Gordon, Ed Stout, Class 1 -Randy Wilson, Class 1/ 2-1600 -Cody Robinson, Samuel Ariaza, Eric Duran, Brian Wilson, Justin Smith, Class 5-1600 -Alonzo Angula, Class 7 -Dan Chamlee, Class 8 -Clyde Stacy, Class 10 -Mike Lawrence, Scott Gailey, SCORE Lite -Brent Parkhouse. Our congratulations to all the winners! ROBBY TAKES A BIG WIN -The combination of Robby Gordon and navigator, Andy Grider, won the 2009 SCORE Overall Point Championship and SCORE Trophy-Truck Championship this weekend, both being the first-ever for Toyo Tires. Running on 39X13.50R17 Toyo Open Country M/T®-R tires, Gordon and Grider had accumulated enough points during the season in this historic desert racing series to only have to finish last weekend's 42nd Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 to secure the overall point championship. Gordon's #77 Monster Energy/ Toyo-Tires Chevy CK1500 trophy truck endured the 672.85-mile course around the Baja California peninsula to finish in fifth place with a time of 15: 14:31. The team competed against 327 other starters from 39 U.S. states and 14 countries, nearly half not finishing the punishing race. To win the overall 2009 SCORE championship, Gordon led the five-event racing season starting with his win at the first race, the Laughlin Desert Challenge held in January. He then finished runner-up in the San Felipe 250, finished in the top 10 in the.Baja 500 and won the Primm 300 in September. Gordon was also one of 14 racers to earn a 2009 SCORE Toyota Milestone Award for completing every required mile of every race. "l can't say enough about the commitment, hard work and dedication Toyo Tires has given our team this year," said Gordon. "They are committed to being the best in the off-road industry and this championship proves it; l couldn't do it without them." "Robby Gordon has been a member of Team Toyo since 2005, delivering wins such as the 2006 Baja 1000 and stages of the Dakar. We are glad that our Open Country M/T-R tires helped deliver that success." The next event for.Robby Gordon and Toyo Tires is the 2010 Dakar® race which begins January 2 in Argentina. Last year, Team Dakar USA shook the international community by finishing third overall with their Open Country M/T-R equipped Hummer H3. It was the only two-wheel-drive vehide in the top ten. With their successes throughout 2009, the team is even more determined to take the overall win at Dakar': ROD HALL GETS 2 FIRST PLACE WINS AT BAJA 1000 -Rod Hall completes his 42nd Baja 1000 and clinches twolst class win(s). In what can accurately be described as epic, Rod Hall Racing captured the Stock Full and Stock Mini class victories at the 2009 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 in an exciting, tight race to the finish. The course was 672 grueling miles across northern Baja. In the Stock Full class, Chad Hall left the line in the HUMMER H3 Alpha and was immediately engaged in a tight race with Kent Kroeker in the Dodge Ram 2500. They continued to battle it out for the entire duration of the race until approximately forty miles from the finish when Kroeker broke an axle forcing him to DNF. "l ran the truck as hard and fast as l could and just couldn't believe how well the H3 handled the brutal terrain. We had no mechanical issues and only made slight suspension adjustments." The youngest Hall now has an impressive eight Baja 1000 wins and the Hall family has won the Stock Full class every year since 2001.When Rod Hall left the starting line in· the Stock Mini HUMMER H3, he made history as the only person to compete in all 42 editions of the Baja 1000. The race changed quickly when Hall lost the steering at race mile (RM) 40. Rod traded driving duties with Mike Winkel and at RM 128 the steering rack failed again where they limped it to a remote pit and changed the steering rack. The truck was back up and running with a 100-mile deficit and was handed off to Emily Miller at RM206 near midnight. Miller had-a trouble-free run and delivered the H3 to Mike Winkel at RM394. By this time, the challenging Baja course had begun to take its toll on the factory Honda and Toyota teams and at RM530 all three trucks were racing neck and neck. Winkel stayed focused as he battled it out with Ivan "lronman" Stewart all the way to the finish line. Winkel crossed the line victorious -eight minutes ahead. · After Rod Hall achieved his unprecedented 21st class win at the Baja 1000, he noted "With the experience our team has in Baja, we know it isn't over until you cross the finish line. We are fortunate to have an enduring, winning partnership with HUMMER and BFGoodrich. The purpose-built H3 is a tough truck and we didn't experience one flat tire on either vehicle." For more information and photo requests, log on to 2 009 SCORE AWARDS -BFGoodrich Tires, Honda, Wilson Motorsports and NASCAR Cup team owner/driver Robby Gordon were all big winners Saturday as SCORE International officially concluded the five-race 2009 SCORE Desert Series with the annual SCORE Awards Night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Among the others earning SCORE Off-Roadsman of the Year awards were Baja Pits, COPS Racing, and Mike Stapleton. The evening was also a celebration of 36 years of SCORE championship desert racing, SCORE President/CEO Sal Fish also announced in association with Alberto Trevino, Baja California Sur Secretary of Tourism, that the 2010 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 will be an adventure down the length Mexico's Baja California peninsula, starting in Ensenada and finishing in La Paz. The last time it went down the majestic peninsula was 2007 when the race finished in Caho San Lucas to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Granddaddy of all Desert Races. BFG Tires, the official tire. of SCORE for 34 years was honored as the 2009 SCORE Contingency Company of the Year for the 21st time. The SCORE Off.Roadsman awards are determined b_y the vote of more than 2,500 members of Los Angeles-based SCORE International. Among the other honorees were the top point leaders from the 2008 SCORE Desert Series, the World's Foremost Desert Racing Page& 455 E. OCEAN BLVD., SUITE 208 loNG BEACH, CA 90802 (562) 755-2278/FAX: (562) 590.7925 <> FORDA FLORIDA OFF RoAD DRIVER'S ASSOCIATION JASON LEISIN (727) 376-4176 Mar, Apr, May, N011 at Davidson Raceway FUDPUCKER RACING TEAM 1855 PARKWAY DRIVE S. 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For latest info check <> HIGH PLAINS OFF ROAD RACING 2000 W. QUINCY AVENUE #B ENGLEWOOD, CO 80110 303-806-8062/ 303-781-0974 fax INTERNATIONAL lcE RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 8105 ST. PAUL, MN 55108 STEVE BEDDOR (612) 937-3816/Fax 474-2769 INTER-SHows MoTORSPORTS PROMOTIONS, I.Ne. P.O. Box 2910 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690 (949) 582-2371 ]EEPSPEED 1826 N. WINDES ORANGE, CA 92869 714-538-7434/ fax 714-633-1724 February 5-6, 2010 BITD Bluewater Resort and Casino Parker 425 January 2010 '' Parker, AZ. MDR400 March 26-27, 2010 Lucerne VaJley (Do·uble Pts) "A", CA SNORE General Tire Mint 400 August 14, 2010 Las Vegas. NV California 200 Night Race May 21-22, 2010 Lucerne Valley, CA MORE Day/NightJeepspeed Light September 25, 2010 Force 500 Lucerne 250 Lucerne Valley, CA Lucerne Valley" B", CA Sept 10-11, 2010 November 6, 2010 MORE Chilli CookOff 250 Stoddard 250 Lucerne Valley, CA Barstow "B" (Double Pts), CA Dec 3-4, 2010 2010 Sut,erstition Cham~ionshi~ Series BITD Jeepspeed Challenge Finals All Races 2010 at Plaster Cit,, West/East TBA February 20, 2010 KAMLooPS OFF RoAD RACING The Fud April 24, 2010 Whispering Pines Sports King Of The Desert & Recreation Center June 12, 2010 KAMLOOPS, BC, CANADA Coyote Wash, 2010 Night Race, 2010 Double Pts Mike Strange (250) 573-4003 September 4, 2010 Return 2 The Desert 200 LAS VEGAS SANDSPORTS & October 16, 2010 OFFROAD EXPO Superstition (626) 961-3782 November 26-28, 2010 <> Sprint 2 The Dash <> December 31, 2010 The Dash L.I.T.R.E. M.O.R.E. JEFF ELROD (408) 926-0522 MOJAVE OFF ROAD RACING JIM ARUTA ENTHUSIASTS (408) 247-4402 P.O. Box 1231 LOORRS BARSTOW, CA 92312 760.253-4453 • LUCAS OIL < OFF ROAD RACING SERIES March 6-7, 2010 · January 23, 2010 Lake Elsinore Motorsports Complex KarTek Shoot Out Lake Elsinore, CA Location TBD March 6-7, 2020 March 20, 2010 Lake Elsinore Motorsports Complex Balls Out 250 Lake Elsinqre, CA Barstow, CA April 10-11, 2010 May 22-23, 2010 Speedworld Off Road Park ORAF500 Surprise, AZ Lucerne, CA May 22-23, 2010 July 17, 2010 Primm Valley Motorsports Complex Freedom 250 Primm, NV Barstow, CA June 26-27, 201Q September 11, 2010 Miller Motorsports Park Chili cook off 200 Tooele, UT Lucerne, CA August 7-8, 2010 October 9-10, 2010 Lake Elsinore Motorsports Complex 5th Annual Powder Puff Lake Elsinore, CA Barstow, CA September 18-19, 2010 December 4, 2010 Speedworld Off Road Park Holiday 200 Surprise, AZ Barstow, CA October 23-24, 2010 MICHIGAN SPORT BUGGY Primm Valley Motorsports Complex Primm, NV ASSOCIATION , I December 11-12, 2010 DAVE BARRET Firebird Raceway 6363 NIGHTINGALE DR. 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PRESIDENT, 2010 GEOFF LEE 1243 TRICE ROAD LEBANON, TN 37087 (615) 453-5830 C!ASS REP., 2010 1/2-1600 BRUCE MEYERS (865) 453-1005 C!ASS REP., 2010 9 & UNLTD. MICHAEL MOORE (334) 271-7035 OlTl1.AW REP. DON PONDER (314) 631-8190 (All Races at Wheeling in the County 900 Acres) Omo OFF RoADERS INc. 1427 GOSHEN HILLS ROAD S.E. NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO 44663 JIM KENDEL (216) 339-4674 All races held at Harrison County Fairgrounds. Cadiz, Ohio ONTARIO OFF ROAD RACERS ASSOCIATION RICK TICHBOURNE, PuBL!C 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 RACING SMITilTON HOLE RACEWAY 313 SKYLINE DRIVE SMITilTON, PA. 15479 MIKE GEISER 330-683-6263 Short Course Offroad Racing All Races At Smithton Hole Raceway PIKES PEAK P.O. 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"It was also amazing to have the SCORE membership vote Robby as the 2009 SCORE Person of the Year. He had a truly remarkable season and these honors are very well deserved. It's also remarkable that he has never lost touch with his racing roots." American Honda was voted SCORE Motorcycle Manufacturer of the Year for the 21st time and the 13th consecutive year. COPS Racing was selected the SCORE Entry Sponsor of the Year for the first time, a three-vehicle team owned by television producer John Langley. Wilson Motorsports, Long Beach, Calif., picked up two prestigious awards in front of nearly 400 SCORE desert racers, crews and families at the SCORE Awards Night. Brian Wilson, who was driver of record for the second-place team in Class 1-2/1600, was voted the 2009 SCORE Rookie of the Year and Mike Stapleton was selected as the 2009 SCORE Mechanic of the Year. Stapleton also was honored with this award in 2001. "BFGoodrich Tires has supported all of desert racing, especially SCORE, for 34 years," said Fish, "To win the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 once is a major feat, but to capture the world's most prestigious desert race 20 straight years (1986-2005) is unbelievable. BFG Tires are the most dominant desert racing tires in the world and we are privileged to be able honor them. They have also started a new streak with three consecutive Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 overall victories. BFG's grassroots support of desert racers is unparalleled. SCORE is deeply honored to have the relationship with BFG Tires that we have for over three decades. No motorsport has a more involved and committed sponsor than we have in BFG Tires." Mike Julson, of Santee, Calif., who is a SCORE regular co-driver in SCORE Trophy-Truck, saw his Jimco open-wheel desert race cars win the 2008 SCORE Original Buggy Chassis Manufacturer point championship for the 16th time and 15th straight. FAT Performance (Greg Aaronson and Ron Fleming) captured the 2009 Engine Builder point championship for the 10th time. A rugged group of 14 SCORE racers were also honored as 2008 SCORE Toyota Milestone Award winners after finishing all 1,713.76 race miles during the season . SCORE opens its five-race 2010 SCORE Desert Series Jan. 15-17 in Southern Nevada with the 16th Annual SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge. MIDWEST OFF ROAD RACING (MORR) -On the morning of the 2009 Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL Sportsman banquet, · the Midwest Off-Road Racing (MORR) group asked for all the major parties involved in Midwest short course off-road racing to meet and discuss initiatives that would improve the state of Sportsman racing in the TORC series. Nineteen representatives from MORR, TORC, Crandon International Off-Road Raceway, and Bark River International Raceway were all on hand for this epic meeting at the Double Tree Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. After three hours of discussions, all parties agreed to the following initiatives for the 2010 season. Lower Entry Fees. In 2009, the Sportsman entry fee was significantly increased from past years. At the same time race payback was reduced. In the past the previous race series had outside funding to minimize costs and maximize payback. In 2009 TORC did not have that luxury. The combination of our country's economic problems and the higher entry fees, created a significant drop in Sportsman entries in the Midwest. Upon MORR's recommendations, TORC will lower its entry fees for the Sportsman and Grassroots racer for the 2010 race season. 100% of the entry fees will be paid back to the drivers weekly and with a portion set aside for the year end points fund. TORC and MORR have agreed to work together to create marketing opportunities for companies interested in the Sportsman and Grassroots series. TORC has confirmed the addition of a Sportsman only daytime event at the Winnebago County Fairgrounds in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 24-25. In addition to Oshkosh, another race date is being pursued. When more information is available, an announcement will be forthcoming. TORC and USAC officials stated that in 2010 all race fees and payout will be handled by USAC. This will enable race payouts to be written and mailed by the following Monday after a race weekend. Among the discussion was the cost of becoming a USAC Racing member. In 2009, all TORC racers were required to purchase a $250 USAC membership. Most of that cost covers the season long $200,000 participant coverage. All the MORR Directors agreed this must stay mandatory for the 2010 season. USAC also offers a special one weekend membership for $50. If the racer decides to enter a second weekend of racing, the remaining cost for the season membership is required. USAC's Jason Smith reiterated that every year the insurance policy goes under review in order to keep the cost of the policy to a minimum. The steps that the MORR board has taken to improve Sportsman racing are only just beginning. On Sunday, January 17, the Midwest Off.Road Racing group is having an open meeting at The Fly Away in Abrams, Wisconsin. All the board members will be on hand to discuss the formation and the direction of the group. At that time, the board will gladly answer your questions. For more information about the Midwest Off Road Racing group and the upcoming meeting in Abrams, please visit: BARSTOW- Rookie driver "IRON" Mike Lesiecki led Team Coyote Racing to victory in his inaugural year of racing to earn the MORE 2009 KarTek Off Road GOLD CUP CHALLENGE Unlimited Sportsman Championship. Lesiecki, racing out of Phoenix, Arizona, along with rest of the Off Road Cars • backed team, was Driver Of Record and won four events in the year-long series of races across California's brutal and treacherous Mohave Desert. "Our team's success this year came from the great team management of Lee Finke of RaceShock and the fact that the car was so well prepared and designed." said the laconic Lesiecki, "I know everyone says it but I really learned this year you have to finish to win. My fellow drivers Lee, Daryl Drake and Jim Malinowski gave me an opportunity to be part of a great experience. My thanks to my son Ted as co driver and our other co-drivers and crew. "Thanks also to the great Checkers Off Road pit support, and our sponsors: BFG Tires, Bilstein Shocks, Eibach Springs, Schaeffer's Racing Oil, Gear Lubricants and CV Grease, BigHorn Performance, Foutz Motorsports Trotti Landscaping/Transportation Logistics and Kai Offroad Racing." Next up for Team Coyote Racing is the challenging Best In The Desert Blue Water Casino "Parker 425," coming up in early February 2010. Page 7

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McMillins overall -Gordon Takes Points By Judy Smith Photos: Trackside Photo A great Baja win for Andy and Scott McMillin, they took the Trophy Truck win in their Chevy and they were first overall in the race as well. Ensenada, Baja CA. Mex: SCORE's production of the 42nd annual Baja l(XX) enjoyed a trouble free run around the top of the peninsula in November, as they capped off a season of healthy entries and good racing, despite the early predictions of doom and gloom. Andy and Scott McMillin teamed in their Chevy Trophy Truck to take the over-all car/truck win in the time of 14:19:50. There were 328 starters which put the entry up into the top EM! or six all time highest (over 42 years), and of that 199 were cars and trucks, while 129 were bikes and quads. The biggest car/truck class was the Trophy Trucks, with 27 starters. The course was a long double loop, a total of 673 miles, starting and ending in front of the beautiful Convention Center right in Ensenada. There were only 18 and a half paved miles, in EM! short sections, the longest of which was about six and a third miles. First the racers had to flog through the outskirts of Ensenada, about 32 miles to Ojos Negros. Then they went southward to El Alamo, where they took a quick left and headed toward the highway, which they crossed at Kilometer 78, and drove into the silt beds on the way to Santa Catarina. After that, they went southward for a while then made the rocky climb up and over the Summit, which was the end of the day for some. After the precipitous downhill, they went northward in the vast sand wash, and up to Cohabuzo Junction, where they turned south again, out onto Laguna Salada. There was then a long southward run, 'til they reached Highway 3 where there was a hu e communi of its fish taco stands, coco vendors, and fans. A brief run along the highway, after a pit stop and driv-er change for many brought the race car to the downhill, overused road out onto Laguna Diablo. There it was fast and fairly smooth, but dusty. It led into some big whoops and deep silt, but then climbed away from that, still heading southward, down the long east face of the mountains, and eventually to Matomi Wash, which shot them out onto the old road headed north back to San Felipe. They went right through town, then along more of those overused trails, northward, either flying over or thumping through the whoops. Up at Three Poles they turned west, hit the road for a bit, went back toward the dry lake, then turned right and north into Matias Pass crossed Hi hwa three a in and then ran up on it for a bit before turn-ing left at Mike's Road. They then went up Mike's road and around in back of Mike's, past the old air-strip where Mickey Thompson crashed his plane long ago. Then they thumped down-ward, across the road from San Telmo, and dove down through the shrubs to the river crossing near Simpson's Ranch. That proved to be a roadblock for quite a while during the race, because if just one vehicle doesn't make it, there's no alternate route right there. After that they ran almost into Valle de Trinidad, but turned left and westward, skirting the vineyards, and came to Highway 1 at Race Mile 530. After a short northward run on the pavement, they went off toward Erendira. This time th didn't skirt the water as much as in The big winners in Class 1/2-1600 are Eric and Hirum Duran, they drove their Neth to a great 15"' overall in the Baja 1000. First of the Class 1 cars, Jerry Penhall and Dan Martin drove their Penhall Chevy to a seventh overall finish in Baja. the past, but took a higher road, but ulti-mately, they still ended up at Santo Tomas, where they ran up the highway again for a few miles, to Uruapan. At that point they turned right, into the difficult area that often spells disaster for the tired driver with a "M>unded car. Steep and difficult hills, silt hills, cross washes, and no alternate routes make the 35 mile section difficult, especially for Limited cars. Then they cross Highway 3 again, maneuver around the drunk spectators at Ojos, hope they' re get-ting good directions from the "friendlies" who give hand signals (because the course markers are gone by now), and pick their way through the suburbs and back to the finish line. It was the same course as last year, with only minor variations. SCORE has kept to the same course all year, hoping that by limiting the need to pre-run they'd save the racers some money. Clearly, not having to scout out a brand new course also kept the costs down for SCORE so the savings could be passed on to the racers, by means of stable entry fee prices. There were six official checkpoints along the course, all located at points where mischief might be done, and a racer might be tempted to detour onto a shortcut. In addition, there were 37 "virtual checkpoints" on the rourse. These were places where if a driver went straight, he might cut off a gnarly bit of trail that came back and met the shortcut They weren't big time-savers, but might give the knowled eable driver an o pass, or, added together, could amount to a considerable time savings. They might also take a driver over a piece of land that had not been included in the course because the landowner didn't want the course going over his property. There were no personnel at these points, but the IRC had engineered their equipment so that if a racer took one of the forbidden trails, a symbol popped up on their screen, and it was recorded on the driver's data as an offense. This was an addition to the usual tracking procedures, and to ensure that all the racers knew about it and understood it; SCORE had a big screen up on the wall in the room where they did registration, which explained it, and ran in a con-tinuous loop, showing each of the virtual checkpoints over and over. They displayed that at the drivers' meeting also. Apparent-ly the racers had no trouble understanding it, because Sal Fish, CEO of SCORE, said there was not one question about it at the drivers' meeting. Everyone had a 31 hour time limit. The bikes went off the line at 6:30 a.m., and after the last Sportsman Quad started, SCORE allowed a three-hour break, so they could all get a long head start In the battle for the "overall" win, this gives the lead bikes a slight edge, because they get more daylight racing. Every race, someone wonders why they don't start the trucks and cars first if there's such a worry about the bikes and quads being run over. The simple answer is that because the bikers and uad riders tend to fall off and injure Kevin Carr and Perry McNeil drove their Class 5 VW to the class win, they're seen here on their way to the finish line. The Nordin/ Waage/Romano/Roesseler Kawasaki Teryx took the Armin Schwarz and Martin Christensen drove their BMW powered The Wilson/Ehrenberg/Kennedy/ Wilson 1600 car finished in second place in Baja, seen here in their Kreger headin' for home. Sportsman UTV win, seen here at high speed on the course. Jimco to a silver medal finish in Class 1, seen here at high speed. Pages January 2010 Dusty Times

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I time was 15:02:36. He said he'd had "a little bit of motor trouble. It started doing something funny at Mile 163 -then it got better. We got terrible gas mileage, had to scramble for more fuel. It sounded better at the last pit stop." Johnson said he'd broken off the light bar on a tree and had to strap it back on. He'd also lost both his GP&, and 'M>rried about finding his way in the last crucial 10 or 15 miles where the markings are usually gone. At Santo Tomas they had a problem with their fuel tower line. Marcos Nunez and Norberto Rivera were the big Class 5-1600 winners, they had over an hour in hand when they took the checkers. The Class 6 win went to Heidi Steele and Rene Bruger in their Ford Ranger, they had more than two hours in hand at the finish line. In fourth place it was another father/ son team, Gus, and Gus Jr. Vildosola in their Ford. They'd had no flats all the way, but ran out of fuel coming out of Matomi and had to be pulled out They'd also overheated at one point Tavo (the )IQunger Gus) said at the finish that he was "Cansado." His dad, Gus, Jr., has recently had cataract surgery on both eyes, and now doesn't have to wear glasses (which he's done for years). It made a big difference in his ability to see the race course. He said, "And I can see colors again!" It also means that he can see well enough to drive con-siderably faster than he's done in the past couple of years. Their time was 15: 12:05. themselves, SCORE needs daylight in order to find them, either by ambulance or helicopter. It's much more difficult to track down an injured rider in the dark, and time is always of the es.5ence. The Contingency circus and tech inspection were on Thursday, and the race started on Friday morning. The weather was mild, at least in Ensenada. For the first time it was possible for the officials and media to keep close track of any contestant they were interested in. BFGoodrich had worked with the Tour-ism people and created a "Media Room" in the Convention Center wherein there was (in addition to coffee and cookies), a huge screen, with a map of a segment of the course, and little icons represent-ing each vehicle. That was simply a huge blowup of the lritrack screen. Any media or official wishing to know about a particu-lar vehicle had only to ask the operator to locate it and, voila!, the vehicle's number appeared on the screen; at whatever point the vehicle was currently. With this marvel Dusty Times of technology it was possible to follow the leaders around the course, and always know who was in front of whom; who was stopped; who was in a pit and who'd gone out to the highway and headed home. Not as much fun as actually watching the race, but way better than trying to get data from the Weatherman, whose melodious voice is usually unheard in Ensenada, thanks to the mountains between him and the finish line. Reports started to come in fairly early, and in the Trophy Truck ranks it was learned that Pete Sohren, who'd been first off the line, had blown his motor at Mile 160, thanks to a leaky oil seal, and was done by 2:30 p.m. Alan Pflueger was also out fairly early after blowing a rear hub. Ja-son and Rich Voss lost the ring and pinion in their Ford and the spare was at Mile 160 while they were at Mile 61. They had five or six hours of down time, got it repaired, went one mile and blew the transmission. It was the first time they'd broken in Baja in five years of racing here. And Scott Steinberger and David Sykes were on a while his dad drove the mid section. Said tow strap by 2:30 p.m. On the big lritrack Scott, "This takes a whole year of plan-screen it could be seen thatAndy and Scott ning." Their time was 14:19:50. (Note: McMillin had their Chevy at the front of If there is no notation about a penalty, it the pack, but Rick D. Johnson was within means the team had none. lf there were reach in his Ford, and so were Roger penalties, we'll note that) Norman and Larry Roeseler, also in a In second place it was Norman and Ford. Very close to this group, Robby Gor-Roeseler, 33 minutes behind them on don's Chevy was a serious contender. But corrected time, with a one minute penalty Johnson had started second, just behind for speeding on a highway. They said that Sohren, so he was truly behind McMillin right off the start their shock settings had and Norman/Roeseler, and even Gordon, been wrong, and "it kicked our butt." much of the time, when the differential in In addition, at the Summit they "locked start position times were computed. bumpers with BJ (Baldwin) for about ten The first Trophy Truck team to finish minutes." They had to borrow a local's was the father and son McMillins, Scott 4x4 to get them unstuck. Roeseler gave the and Andy at 1:08 a.m. They said that their truck to Norman in about sixth or seventh biggest problem had been their oil tern-place. Norman said there were "sharp perature, which got hot, but "not enough edges -everything was square - I thought to be a real problem." This was Scott's (the I was gonna break my fingers - that's why dad) first overall win at a Baja 1000. Andy we got flats -because of the difficulty steer-said the "plan was to take it easy -it was a ing." Then he paused for a bit and said it really rough, tough course. The plan was had been a "Sunday drive." Their time was to stay smooth and not have down time." 14:53:27. Andy started and finished, and napped Third went to Rick D. Johnson, whose Robby Gordon finished fifth in his Chevy. He said they'd had a "btake line issue" and it had taken a long time to get brake pressure back. They'd lost about 45 minutes with that, and they'd had two flats. Gordon said, "We lost the battle and won the war. (He won the points championship with this finish.) It was a long day -it was a very, very technical race course that Sal built for us and it was very tough. I think I'd take a Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 win over a championship, to be honest with )IQU. This race is tough." His time was 15: 14:31. Sixth place went to Robbie Pierce and Mike Julson, in a Chevy. 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It was a fairly easy day for Dan and Tom Chamlee, they took the Class 7 win in their Ford Ranger with five hours in hand. finished, said there were "more rocks than I've ever seen in my life. Let's go to La Paz -it's easier!" He was a bit annoyed at having had beer bottles thrown at him. Pierce had an ignition problem that cost about 30 minutes, and he'd had a flat Julson said he'd been able to go "95 miles per hour in the San Felipe whoops!" Their time was 15:29:42. In seventh place it was Mark McMil-lin and Brian Ewalt in a Ford. McMillin started the day and he'd had an early water leak. Then he wanted to get out so he could "Take care of his kids" (Dan and Luke, who were racing in a 1600), so Ewalt, who did the San Felipe loop, got in again at Valle de Trinidad and went to the finish. He said he was "cold and tired -had a t time actuall ." Their time was 16:15:25. Cameron Steele finished eighth in his GMC Sierra. He came in at about 3: 17 a.m., and said, "I don't know if I love )'OU or hate )'OU, Sal." He too, "got a bunch of stuff thrown at us" in the wash ( the final half-mile or so of the course). Rick Geiser, his co<lriver, had a crash on Mike's loop and had to get out because he was feeling sick and dizzy. So Steele got back in a bit early. He said they "were dose at Mile 205, but out of Mato mi we the power steer-ing belts." That cost about 15 minutes, and when they lost them again it was about a half hour. They also had a flat, and the locals helped change it. Their time was 16:30:52 with a half-minute penalty. Tim and Troy Herbst, in a Ford, finished ninth on a ri ht front flat, at ten The Class 7X win went to John Holmes and Mark landersman, they're seen here flying low in their Ford Ranger. minutes to four in the a.m. Tim, who Trophy Truck finish. That was Adam finished, said he'd hit a drainage ditch not and Terry (the dad) Householder in their far out from the finish. They'd lost the rear Chevy. Adam started and went to Mile end right after Tim got in the truck and the 200, and because Terry was late getting crew had to come in and find them, which there, Russell Hampton got to drive the cost them a lot of time. Their time was San Felipe loop (Ed note: That could be 17:07: 19, including tM> minutes of penalty considered good planning on Terry's part) for speeding. and then Terry got in and drove to the In tenth it was Ron Whitton and finish. Terry had got the chase truck stuck, Todd LeDuc, who got in at3 Poles. He was which explained his tardiness. They'd bro-COLD, and shivering at the finish. Their ken a shock and sway bar, but it's not dear Ford had had dry sump problems and lost if that was on the chase truck or race truck. oil pressure. Todd said they took "screws Their time was 24:14:33. out of the hood and screwed 'em in and Bobby Baldwin and Danny Anderson made 'em work" at Mile 615. Ron had one arrived at the finish line at 11:11 a.m. in flat at San Felipe and Todd had none. 14th place, and Anderson was driving. Their time was 17:20:43 including four Their time was 24:20:49. A long day. and a half minutes of speeding penalties. In 15th place it was Francisco Cer-ln 11th it was Darnen Jefferies in vantes in the Chevy El Camino. He said a Chevy. He arrived at almost six a.m. he'd done the start and finish, and had Saturday, reporting that he'd had "some changed four alternators. Pepe Gonzalez weird engine problem and a steering leak. did the San Felipe loop. They had 80.5 It wouldn't run in low altitude or heat" minutes of speeding penalties, for a time His time was 19:05:15. At the finish he of25:15:28. reported that he'd seen Ed Stout in a ditch In 16th it was Jerry Zaiden, Jason about five miles before the finish. Campbell and Steve Meyers (IRC) in a Stout, in a Chevy, finished 12th after Chevy. This was their first race in a brand being helped out of the ditch. It was 7:35 new truck. They've moved up from a lim-a.m. by then. He said that "Jake Batulis ited buggy. Campbell started, Meyers did drove Mile 200 to 400" and he'd driven the middle and Zaiden finished. Meyers the rest He'd had two flats, and he broke had been stuck in a traffic bottleneck for an upright when he "fell into the ditch". seven hours, and they'd broken one whee~ His crew had come in to help get him out but had no flats. Their time was 26:30:36 He'd also been stuck briefly at the top of with a one minute speeding penalty. the Summit when he slid off the side, tried Nick and Larry Vanderwey and Curt to back up and got stuck. He caused a big LeDuc didn't get to the finish, but we traffic jam that lasted for a while. His time heard their story. Larry started in the was 20:47:41, and he had a half-minute Chevy, and then LeDuc got in at Mile 160 Juan C Lopez and Marco Martinez took the Class 8 gold medal at the 1000, they're speeding penalty. up on Laguna Salada, and went to Mikes, ~s_e_e:::n:::h:::e:::re:::,_·_n:::th:::e:::ir::;g:;::r_e'-'a:::t;::lo:::o:::k_,_·n_g:<.. __ Fi:::o":::d:::F:::·_1_5:::0:::a:::t:::ta:::k:::e_o-'--f:::f.::::::::::::::::::::::::.::,-... ______________ O_n_e _m_o_r_e_f_at_h_er_/_so_n_te_a_m......::.go_t_a __ wh_e_re_th---iey thought they were in second place. Nick got in there and got to El UJ')Ute, only a short distance past Mike's, and the fan went through the radiator. End of story. Class 1 took off next, with 22 starters. When they got back to the finish it was the team of Jerry Penhall and Dan Martin in a Penhall in front Martin got in at Mile 345 (San Felipe) and was in at the finish, and he said they'd had a brake problem and a battle with Whitton' s Trophy Truck. He also reported one flat and said it was his eighth Baja 1000 and his first win in a 1000. Penhall said he'd hit a tree right after Borrego. He said, "It stopped us dead and the tree hooked around the bumper." But they lost only about five minutes. They'd had a "gear box oil smell" from Ma-to mi out, and had fixed it on their driver change. Their time was 15:38:19. 1n Second place it was the team of Ar-min Schwarz and Martin Christensen in a Jirnco BMW. Christensen, who finished, said they'd had a transmission leak and a left front brake line broke. Their time was 15:52:02. Third place went to Randy and Ronny Wilson and Jeff Quinn in a Jimco Chevy. Quinn started and went to Borrego, then Ronny went did San Matias to "outside of town" (San Felipe), and Randy drove to the finish. They lost all their brakes and had to put brakes "all around", but had no flats. They said that brakes "don't work real good when )'OU first put 'em on." Quinn was stuck for 15 minutes behind a Trophy Truck that wasn't going fast enough to suit him, but the Trophy Truck broke a drive shaft and he finally got by. Their time was 16: 14:05 with one and a half minutes of penalties. In fourth place it was Chuck Dempsey and John Marking in a Jimco Chevy. Marking, who'd started, got into the Stout logjam at the Summit. He said there'd been about 15 trucks and Class 1 cars "dead stopped", with no route around the mess. He waited about ten minutes and then they all left. Then Marking hit a rock and flattened a tire, and a whole bunch of cars got past him. Marking drove to San Felipe and Dempsey got in there and went the rest of the way. He said he'd gone "over a ditch" going over Mike's road and got a leak inside, which let oil in somehow and his feet got all sllppery. He and Marking both said they'd had terrible dust the whole time. At the finish at 5 a.m., Dempsey, was "freezing." Their time was 18:00:40. Continued on page 12 Don and Ken Moss raced their Ford Bronco to a second place finish Vince Wavra with Terry/Rick McC/intick drove to a second place Alonso Angula and Mario Reynoso captured the silver medal in Class in the Class 3 contest, seen here on the way to the flag. finish in Class 5, they were less than 5 minutes in arrears at the flag. 5-1600 at the 1000, seen here hot-footing it for home. Steve Kovach and Chip Carr piloted their Ford Ranger to a second The Ampudia Jr./Adler/Ampudia Lucas Oil Ford F-150 finished in Jose lynch and Jason DeFalco drove their VW powered AlumiCraft place finish in Class 6, they're seen here with the hammer down. second place in Class 8, here at speed headin' for the flag. to nice a second place finish in Class 10. Page 10 January 2010 Dusty Times

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Brian Parkhouse/Tom Ridings 3rd Place Class 1 Points Championship "Brian, thanks for all help over the years in the desert and helping me to the Score-Lites Championship. I dedicate the Baja 1000 win to you." -Your brother Brent Special thanks to all of our crew and fellow desert racers for all of your help. This year was in Memory of Frank and Rosie Orozco, who volunteered for over 20 years in Parkhouse Motorsports and as SCORE officials. Jim, Brian, Bart, Brent, Cody, Jimmy, Suva, Parker Parkhouse. Mom and Bob Stand. Tom Ridings Greg Shapiro John Landgrass Dean Cognito Matt Taylor Louie Silvia Chris Razbornik Nate Rose Todd and Gavin Hansen Scott Costanza Sean Thompson Bryon, Jeff, Kevin and Kyle Reid Chuck Sacks Jerry Longo The Wisdom Family Todd "The Toad" Huffake The Ensenada CrewJavier, Goose, Juan) Matias Arjona Brian Burgess Mike Webber Jim, Joe and Matt Moulton, Kohut The Orozco Family Kevin@Patrick Signs Wilson Motorsports Brent, Arnie and Greg Gustin Carl Khewer Stats family Robbie Pierce and Crew Brian, D.J., Adam and Joe Jeffery Desert Assassins Cameron Steele Bill Varnes Andy and April Anderson PARKHOUSE TIRE-SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Your Commercial, Industrial, OTR and Offroad Tire Specia I ist BFGaadricli ------:rres

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Mike Lawrence and Kirk Kirkpatrick drove their VW powered Lothringer to the Class 10 victory, they had five minutes in hand at the checkers. Not only was Dempsey freezing, every-one who finished in a car with no wind-shield was freezing from about three a.m. on. First reports said it was 27 degrees at the "meadow" behind Valle de Trinidad. Later, however, Rodrigo Ampudia said that his thermometer hit minus three degrees up there. All the pit folk put on all the clothes they had and huddled around fires. The weather was unseasonably cold and way colder than Baja residents and visitors expect at any time. Richard Boyle and Ron Brant finished fifth in their Jimco Chevy. Brant started and drove to Mile 390, and Boyle did the rest. He had two flats: had one and used his spare, then had another flat and put a front on the rear and the flat on the front to get to Trinidad. Ugh. Other than that it was good. Brant was in the Summit traffic jam that also caught Marking. Boyle said that from Uruapan to Ojos was the rough-est section. Their time was 18:21:05. Dale Lenk and Randy Perry were sixth in a Penhall Chevy. Lenk started and Randy Perry finished. They lost a belt tensioner and it cost them about a half hour. Their time was 18:23:45 with just one minute of penalty. In seventh it was Chad Cummings, who drove the whole way in a Spectrum Viper. He said he'd had a flat tire, and had no OPS and consequently got lost =ral times. His time was 18:54: 12. Eighth place went to Brian Parkhouse and Tom Ridings in a Jimco Chevy. They had to change an alternator just before the start. Parkhouse started, Ridings finished. It was a nice Class 9 win for Pancho Bio, Cisco Bio and Pancho Guerrero, they're seen here in their TubularDesign car. \ ' ' \ '} . } Brent and Cody Parkhouse took the gold medal in the SCORE Lite contest, they're seen here in their Molton buggy. Both of them got stuck, they had a flat, and Ridings went off the road up near Mike's and "lost quite a bit of time." He was very tired. Their time was 19:09:07, with a half-minute penalty. In ninth it was Chuck Sacks, Matt Cul-len and Gerald Longo in a Jimco Chevy. They arrived at 7 a.m. Saturday. They said they'd had a flat and that tore the caliper off, requiring a major repair job. Sacks started, Cullen did the middle and Longo finished. Their time was 19:55:26. Arriving at 8: 16 a.m., in tenth place it was T.J. Hores and Pat Dean in a Bunder-son Chevy. T.J. said he'd bro'ken a front arm at Mile 327 when he was in a lot of dust and couldn't see; he also got into cactus, and some barbed wire, and lost a c.v. boot He reiterated that he "couldn't see." Dean broke a tie rod end. And, sadly, they either lost their lritrack device or it didn't work, and they had a penalty of two hours added to their time fur having "no speed data". Their time was 23:11:54-but it didn't cost them a position as it happens. Brendan Fikes and Pierre Lavie were 11th in a Porter Chevy. They said they'd had traffic jams and a few flats. Their time was 23:51: 10, with a one minute penalty. At. roughly five minutes past noon the Jimco Chevy of Brad Fouvre and Coran Barker finished in 12th place, and mo-toted right on past and out the other end of the finish area. Their time was 25:09:35, with a penalty of a minute and a half. A few minutes later At.min Kremer and Andreas Aigner did the same thing in their Jimco Chevy. They had a time of25:13:43. Fourteenth place went to Eric and Stu-art Chase in their Penhall Chevy. They're another father/ son team. Stuart, the dad, started and at Mile 30 rolled the car and "rung his bell." He went into a ravine. Eric drove the entire balance of the race. They had a c.v. going away and had to repack it twice, and at one point had to wait for someone to get there with the c.v. grease. Their time was 29:28:14. They were the last Class 1 team to finish. Class 10 was next to start with 12 entries. These long Baja races have always been hard on Class 10, and this was no ex-ception. Of the 12 starters, only four man-aged to get legal finishes. And they didn't have an easy time of it Mikey Lawrence, who drove all the way, took the victory in his VW poweted Lothringer. At Mile 130, which was not quite to Cohabuzo Junction, or, in other words, in the middle of nowhere, an alternator wire broke off inside the fan shroud. He was losing both radio and OPS and couldn't figure it out until his crew came out and fixed it He lost two or three hours, and by then there was a lot of traffic and traffic jams. He said there was even one in the middle of Ma-tomi. But he carried on and came home the winner, with a time of23:28:45. Finishing 11 minutes later, but only five minutes behind on corrected time, Jose Lynch and Jose de Falco, in a VW powered Alumicraft, were second. They confirmed Lawrence's report of traffic jams, saying they'd been stuck for four hours up by Simpsons. Their time was 23:33:29. Four minutes later the team of Alex Crosthwaite, Pepe Gonzalez, Manuel Meza, Angel Barajas and Samuel Chavez finished in a Jimco. On elapsed time they were actually five minutes behind sec-ond, in third place. They said they'd had throttle cable trouble and they had also been stuck by Simpson's, and they'd had one flat Their time was 23:38:00, with a half minute penalty fur speeding. In fourth it was Scott Gailey and Scott Whipple in a VW poweted GEI They'd had a long day which included two broken axles, and a broken shock at Mile 560. They'd also been stuck at the "Simpson's river mess" for 45 minutes. But they were proud to remind us that this was their first year of racing, and they had finished every race they started. Good job! Their time was 25:33:25, which includes one and a half minutes of penalties. They were the final finishers in the class. Another Class 10 car got to the finish line, but they had a sad story. In a Dunrite Honda car, Alonso Acosta started the race, and somewhere along the line he hit a Class 1 car and broke his power steering and drove without it for five hours. They had no brakes from Mile 125 and they were "very slow from there." Jesus Gon-zalez drove the second half. They had to weld two hubs, and their power steering "was very hard." And they finally got to the finish at 5:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon. But fur whatever reason, their IRC data device recorded no speed data, and the two hour penalty for that put them over the 31 hour time limit and made them into non-finishers. Very sad. The SCORE Lite class started next, with 14 entries. First to finish, and first in class, was the team of Brent and Cody Parkhouse (Brent's Cody's uncle) and Brian Burgess in a Moulton. Brent started and drove to Borrego, Burgess did the middle, and Cody drove in from the fin-ish, and had to have his face shield open because it kept fogging up. (It was cold that night) The team had a couple of flats and got stuck once. Their time was 19:30:22. In Second place it was a father/son team, of Luis Barragan and Luis Jr., and Hector Barragan, someone named David and Juan Gallo. They were in a Curry two seater. Luis Sr. started with David as his navigator and went to Mile 200. He had a flat Gallo drove the next section, with Brad Cox as navigator. They had one flat and fouled two plugs. Then Luis Jr., with Omar Gomez navigating, did the Mike's loop. Somewhere up near Mike's they got hung over the edge of a cliff and lost 40 minutes to an hour. They also had a flat Then Hector Barragan, with Milesio Continued on page 14 Luis Barragan and son Luis Jr. picked up the silver medal in SCORE The Bacal/King/ Williamsen Lexus LX570 took second place honors in Rob Kittleson and Mike McNaughton were the second truck in, they're Lite at the 1000, seen here in their Garibay headin' for home. the Stock Full battle, seen here throwin' lots of soft stuff on the way. seen here driving their Ford F-150 to the line in Protruck. Rick Johnson and Brian Sallee drove their General Tire Ford F-150 to Randy and Ronnie Wilson, with help from Jeff Quinn took third place Arnoldo Ramirez and Misael Arambula had a decent race, they took the bronze medal finish in Trophy Truck, here ay speed on the course. honors in their Class 1 Chevy powered Jimco. third place honors in the 1600 class, seen here in their Curry car. Page 12 January 201 o Dusty Times

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Chad Hall, with dad Ron helping out took the win in the Stock Full category, seen here headin' for home in their Hummer H3. Valencia navigating drove the next section. Their time was 21:29:20 with a speeding They had a flat and fouled plugs. Hector penalty of nine and a half minutes. and Alfredo Barragan brought it to the At almost 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning finish. They said it was "a fun race -long." the third place car arrived. 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Alatorre lost the clutch near Simpsons after waiting in the bottleneck and then getting through the water. He made a fire while he was parked. Smith, who started, had flats, and Harmon, who drove next, also had flats. Alatorre eventually finished. Their time was 22:29:33, only nine minutes behind third place. The team of Lee Banning, Sr., and Jr. and Rick Graf finished fifth in their Foddrill. Sr. started, Graf did the middle and Jr. finished. They'd been stuck in the Simpson's jam and then their steering rack broke about ten miles before the finish. Sr. had also had some steering problems. Their time was 23:31:10 with 2.5 minutes of penalties. In sixth place, and finishing at 12:47 p.m. Saturday afternoon, it was the team of Brent and Greg Gustin, Greg Shapiro and Robbie Kennedy in a Penhall. They had no reverse gear and had torn off the front of their skid pan. It was, they said, Jerry Penhall's old car. Their time was 25:28:23. The seventh place car was the Penhall of Morgan Langley, Wade Kelsay, and Mike Urbano. l11ey arrived at about 2:40 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, and we must have taken a potty break, because we got no information on them at all. Their time was 27,08:42. The eighth place team was made up of John Padgett, from Canada, and Brian Steele who both drove, and John akita who shared navigating duties with Tevon Murachanian, in a Kreger. They lost their electronic ignition, lost an alternator and got buried in silt. l11eir time was 27:21:10 and they had one half minute penalty. In ninth it was the team of Mark Fus-ting, Vic Bruckmann, and Kevin Derby. Fusting did the San Felipe loop and the final 50 miles -must be a glutton for pun• ishment. They were " tuck a few times" and had "no mechanicals -just silt and seven flats." Their time was 27:25:27. Tenth place went to the Wisdom brothers, Scott and Brady, in a Mirage, who finished at about ten minutes to three on Saturday afternoon. Scott did the first half, and then Brady spent the night up at Mike's with a broken axle and a broken c.v. after running off the road. Once repaired he went on and handed over to Scott again, so he could go to the finish. Scott had a broken link pin and a flat The brothers say they've finished every race they've entered in Baja. Their time was 27:36: 17. The 11th place team was John and Zak Langley and Bernie Carr. Zak started and in his section he came upon the # 1203 car, a teammate, stuck in the silt He tried to push d1em out, and succeeded, but got himself stuck in the doing. His dad drove the middle section to Mile 400, and he got stuck twice and drained the batteries. Carr had only one flat on his drive in to the fin-ish line. But at the finish it was discovered that there was "no speed data" recorded by their !RC device, so they got a two hour penalty which is why they were 11th instead of seventh. Their total time wa 28:21 :28 and they were the final finishers in the class. Paul Fish explained that some teams run more than one tracking device. SCORE doesn't mind if they wish to do this, but teams should be aware that the antenna· from one device can interfere with the data gathering of the other. T earns are asked to go to the !RC folks before the start of the race, to ensure that their !RC device is working, but often, in the rush of pre-race activity, that's the thing d1ey put off until it's too late. There were about a half-dozen teams who had two hours added to their total times at this event, but it's not clear what the reasons were for the malfunctions. The Class 8 trucks went off the line next, with eight entries. First to finish Dusty Times

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was Juan Carlos Lopez, who drove all the way in his Forcl. His buddies called him "The Mexican Iron Man", a well dese~ nickname, because that was no easy chore in a Class 8 truck. He said he'd been about to lose an axle, but got it fixed, and a right rear shock had blown at Mile 250, so he drove the rest of the way without it He had no money for a spare shock, he said. According to their figuring, Lopez had been in the lead from Mile 30 to the end. His time was 18: 16:30. Rodrigo Ampudia Jr. and Greg Adler-codrove their Ford to second place. They said they had no top end, and thus the best they could do was 85 mph for a while. They fixed that, but then they'd lost the ,,. belts, which cost them 50 minutes. Then at Mile 260 they got caught in a traffic jam, and then were stuck in traffic at Matomi, Rob Reinertson and Rob Clouser took the Protruck win in their Ford F-150, they and again at Mile 440. Late in the race they had almost an hour and a half on their competition at the finish. came upon Lobsam Yee, stuck in his 1600 brought their time to 24:30:47. They actu-Mike's. They had to wait for parts to be de-car, and tried to go around him, but got ally finished in third. A team in another livered by a local on a quad before making stuck. Then they tried to back up and hit class, stuck behind the Simpson's jam, said repairs. Their time was 29:26:33, includ-Lobsam and got tangled up. It took "a long it was Crinklaw's truck that caused the ingone minute of penalty for speeding. time" to get out of that mess. They jacked jam. Who knows? The 1-2/1600 cars were next to start, up the truck and put dirt under it and used Fifth place went to Clyde Stacy and with a field of 17 cars. Brothers Eric, a winch to get out (Not only that, said Justin Marney, in a Chevy. These two, Hiram and Evan Duran took first place, Rodrigo, but as Lobsam was nearly out of from Virginia and Tennessee, have done finishing at about twenty to six in the his fix along came a BC car and hit him remarkably well for folks who live so far morning in their Neth. Eric got stuck and and re-stuck him.) The team had a time from the desert and Baja. This time Stacy also lost five minutes with a flat Hiram of 20:50:38 which included a speeding drove to Mile 420, which was at the bot-lost a light But they had no other prob-penaltyof a minute and a half. tom of Mike's road, and Matney went to !ems and finished inl8:10:57, 31st overall Glen Greer and Tom Shaw, Dodge, the finish. Stacy lost a drive shaft, lost a (including bikes). • finished third. Greer, who drove 420 transmission and was stuck in the silt for Just 23 seconds behind them, in sec-miles, said it was "roadblock after road-three hours. Apparently, Matney had no ond place, were Brian Wilson, Sammy block. We had to help everybody so we troubles. Their time was 26:41 flat And Ehrenberg and LJ. Kennedy in a Kreger. could get through." They lost the nitrogen they were the last in the class·w finish. They had "not one issue -no flats." Their in their shocks before they got to San • In the Protruck class, which started time was 18:11:20 and tht;y were 32nd Felipe, and then they gave it to Tort.1 Shaw, next, there were four entries. Rob Reinert-overall. · who was driving the truck for the first time. son and Rob Clouser teamed in the Ford Third place went to Arnoldo Ramirez, (Ed. Note: Kind of a dirty trick to put a to take the win. They said that one brake Misael Arambula, Danny Lopez and Eli novice into a Class 8 truck and send him line came loose and they had one flat · Yee in a Curry. They said that Ramirez out into the whooP.5 with no nitrogen in Clouser drove Mile 210 to Mile 500 -or drove 120 miles with a broken arm (which the shocks.) He had just one flat Greer the San Felipe loop to Valle de Trinidad. he did pre-running two weeks before). said they had a good time, "but it was Reinertson did the rest They said it was a They broke their rear coil assembly and it rough." They may or may not have been "brutal course." Their time was 21:59:54 flew off into the desert and it took them the truck stuck in the river at Simpson's with a half-minute penalty for speeding. an hour to find it Also, their rear suspen-Ranch, holding up traffic for three to seven · In second place it was Rob Kittleson sion sagged because they had new torsion· hours, depending on who's talking. in another Ford, and teamed with Chelsea bars. Their time was 18:25:46, with a half-In fourth it was Dave Crinklaw and Magness. They had a time of23:27:40, and minute penalty. Mike Thurlow in the Ford with the bull's somehow we have no information about In fourth place it was Thad Harris, and horns on the front They both drove, and their day. Corbin and Tanner Harris in a Romo. said they had no flats. They also said "A Third went to Nils Castillo and Joe Thad's the father ofTanner and uncle of guy in Class 8 was stuck in the river by Custer in a Chevy, and apparently we Corbin. Thad is the one who rolled the Sirnpsons." He blocked the whole course missed them at the finish also. Their time car. Their time was 19: 10:03. and they had to wait three hours. The was 27:07:31, including 33 minutes of Fifth place went to Cody Robinson, horns were still on the truck at the finish. speeding penalties. Roberto Romo, Calochi Robles and Juan But apparently their IRC device had failed In fourth it was Gary Magness, Mike Mayoral in a Romo. They lost their trans-or dropped off, because they had a 70 min-McNaughton and Todd Burt in a Ford. mission at Mile 20 and it took an hour ute penalty for lacking "speed data", which They had three flats and. broke a spindle at and 20 minutes to put the replacement The Baja Challenge win went to Nick Baldwin with a crew of many, Nick took the gold medal with almost two hours in hand at the checkers. in. They had "no other problems", except started, CruzgotinatSan Matias and Able that they lost a light and their rear torsion finished. Their time was 23:11:42. adjuster gave out and their rear suspension Eliseo Garcia and Hector Sarabia, in a sagged. Their time was 19:13:05, with a Garibay, finishe.d tenth. Garcia, who start-half-minute of penalty. ed, lost a rear trailing arm. It broke in half Justin Smith and Andy De Vercelly on Zoo Road (about Mile 360), and had to teamed in Fraley to finish sixth. Smith be welded and re-assembled and then the started and finished and DeVercelly did ;ixle and two c.v.s had to be replaced. It all Mike's loop. He blew a shock and "limped took about four hours to a=mplish. After fora while", and it cost about an hour and that, they said, "We drove slower. We had a 45 minutes. Their time was 19:41 :02. lot of fun -that's what it's all about" Their In seventh place it was Samuel and time was 23:31:00. Federico Araiza, from La Paz and Eric In 11th place it was Gerardo and Car-Avalos and Alejandro Guevara from los lribe and Eli Yee in a Curry. Somehow Ensenada in a Fraley. They got stuck in we missed them entirely, which is hard to "several" traffic jams and in the big one .believe. They surely had some difficulties at Simpson's. They also changed a starter, along the way, but we don't know what had fuel pump problems, problems with they were. Their time was 26:29:11 and their lights and one flat. Their tjme was they were the final finishers in the class. 20:00:32. The next class off the line was Class Eighth place went to Daniel and Luke 5 with seven entries. Four of them didn't McMillin, Mark's sons, in a Jimco. Dan make it back to Ensenada, but of those started and somehow got into a bottleneck that did, Kevin Carr and Perry McNeil and everyone got around him. He had were at the front Carr started the race and radio problems, and a flat Luke got in covered 200 miles, or just to Borrego, and at Borrego and did the San Felipe loop, McNeil did all the rest This wa,s their first where he found that the suspension wasn't win at a Baja 1000, but they reported a vari-right on the car. At one point a tractor ety of problems. They had trouble with c.v. pulled him out of a hole after he had to joints, their electrical system and distribu-back down a hill and ruined reverse. They tor, and brake problems from Simpson's had to replace a starter on his section, and to the finish. They did get. caught in the also power steering. Dan then went up to Simpson's traffic jam for an hour, and Mike's and Luke got back in at Valle de also a couple of others and McNeil drove Trinidad. He said the markers were gone from Valle de Trinidad to the finish with in the last section and he got lost coming no brakes at all. But they had no problems in and his GPS went out, and the radio with silt or hills. Their time was 23:54:56, didn't work. It was he said, "The best race and they had 32 minutes of speeding ever." Their time was 21:14:53. penalties. In ninth it was Arturo and Abel Yew-In second place it was Vince Wavra co and Steve Cruz in a Porter. Arturo • Continued on page 16 A third place finish in Class 8 went to Glen Greer and Tom Shaw, Alex Crosthwaite and Jose Gonzales took third place honors in the Blaise Jackson, with help from Mike Williams drove to a last place on they're seen here in their Dodge Ram 1500. Class 10 contest, seen here in their Jimco-Honda. the podium finish in SCORE Lite, here in their Meco. \ l ,#',,.. ' . Gus Vildosola Jr., with help from Dad, Gus Sr. drove their Ford F-150 Chuck Dempsey and John Marking drove their Jimco-Chevy to a Trophy Truck to a fourth place finish at the 1000. fourth place finish in the very competitive Class 1 conflicf. Dusty Times January 2010 The Harris clan, Corbin/George/ Thad and Tanner finished first off the podium in Class 1-2/ 1600, seen here in their Romo. Page 15

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William and Teddi Eriksen, from Kentucky to take the Class 2 win, they had but 31 The Class 4 winner was Jeff Offutt in his Full Potential-GM Ecotec, he's seen here seconds in hand in their Predator when the checkered flag flew. traversing the Baja course. and Terry and Rick McClintick. They Martensen, Preston Schmidt and Chip time of 22:01: 16 Riviera team in a Trophy Truck. race only select events and have more fun Carr in a Ford. They all drove. They said Second place went to Jose Alberto Second place went to the teamofBoris than anybody, but that doesn't keep them that at Uruapan they were in the lead and Gonzalez, Manuel Olvera, Roberto Anda, Said, and Tara Dakides. lt's unknown who from working hard at it far this race they broke a throttle cable on a silt hill. They and Jonathan Quintero in a Ford. Gonza-else drove, but it's unlikely that there were installed a VW Jetta turbo diesel motor. lost two hours and the lead. Their time Jez did the start to Mile 200 (Borrego) and just two of them. Said, who will apparently Wavra said it got about 22 miles to the was 22: 17:28, and they had two minutes of along the way he broke an axle, and had drive anything, has raced in Baja a couple gallon, had a top speed of 65 or 70 miles speeding penalties. to walk a couple of miles to find a piece. of times before. They finished in 23: 15:40. per hour (which was as fast as he wanted to Mark Burnett and Rick Johnson (not Then Olvera did the San Felipe loop and In third place it was Jay Culbertson, go anyway) and had great low end torque. another one!), in a Ford, said they had the moved up into second place. Anda did Todd Clement (founder of Wide Open They all drove, and had no problems at all lead for 15 miles, but then broke an axle the Mike's loop and hit the second water Baja, and an occasional off-road racer), and and no flats, but did get stuck in a couple and it took an hour to fix it After 150 crossing hard, stalled the truck and created Joe Baguio. Culbertson has raced many of traffic jams. They had two minutes miles a flange went bad, and then they a jam. He lost an hour and a half with that. times, going back at least as fur as the 2001 of speeding penalties, and finished two went another 480 miles and had to replace Quintero, who drove from Valle de T rini-Baja 1000. He raced in a Class 10 car for minutes and nine seconds behind the the transmission at Valle. de Trinidad. dad to the finish, had np problems. They a while also. Clement is also a very experi-winning car. Their time was 23:57:05. Then when they were out on the coast the had a time of 27:15:45, with 61 minutes enced driver. It's not known how their day Third place went to Carlos Albanez, brake lines broke. Burnett and Johnson of speeding penalties. They were the final went The folks in these cars tend to hustle Scott Wagstaff and Johnny Brockway. Al-(who navigates) made all the repairs them-finishers in this class. It was not a very good right past the finish line area, without stop-banez did the first half of the race and he selves. Their time was 26:52:21 and they race 'for Class 7. ping to chat Only the occasional old racer had three flats before Mile 160 and then were the last finishers in the class. The Baja 'Challenge cars started be-wants to do a little bench racing from time he had motor problems. But the second · Class 7 (described as Open, Produc-hind Class 7, with seven starters. This is a to time. Culbertson, Clement and Baguio driver, (and we didn't get his name) had tion Mini Trucks) was next off the line rent-a-racer class, and all the cars are alike. had a time of24:08:35, with 12.5 minutes no problems, and ran trouble free to the with nine starters. Dan Chamlee took the They're buggies, powered .by Subaru en-of penalty. finish. Their time was 25:49:40, with six win in his Ford in what he called "a crazy gines, and owned by the Wide Open Baja In fourth it was the team of Mike minutes of speeding penalties. Nobody day." He broke his SWirf bar early in the tour company. There are always a couple Cassling, Craig Donaldson, Marco Guer-else in the class finished. race and maybe that accounts for the rest of the cars manned by folks who've done rero and Mike Mitten. Guerrero is a repeat Class 6 started next These are called of it At. some point he laid the truck on some racing, and there are usually two racer, but we're not sure about the others. Unlimited Production Mini Trucks, its side and blocked the course, but used chase vehicles following them on course, Their time was 24:14:10, with four min-which seems odd, because it would seem his winch and some help and got back up to make quick work of any breakages. They utes of penalties. that a Production class couldn't also be · and going again. But then, late in the race, race only in the 1000, and usually stick The fifth place car was listed as having Unlimited. They are also called "Mini the truck fell over on its side again, creat-to the point-to-point events. In any given Dominic and Conor Fitzsimons, a father Trophy Trucks", and apparently can ing a partial blockage. Finishing drivers event the experienced drivers tend to move and son team from New York, and Chris-cost nearly as much to build as a Trophy kept reporting "There's a truck lying on around from car to car, so it's hard to keep tian Hammarskjold, one of the Wide Truck does. There were eight of them at its side!" Chamlee, always resourceful, fig-track of who drove what This time there Open personnel as drivers. Somewhere this event, but only three made it to the ured out how to get back upright He said were seven entries. along the line the car lost its transmission, finish. In front it was the Ford of Heidi he "drove it on its side 'ti! it flopped back In first place it was the team of Nick butrepairsweremadeand the car went on. Steele and Rene Bruger. We missed them over on its wheels." . He said he lost only Baldwin, Brian Nix, Matt Cruson, Nick The senior Fitzsimons, a true gentleman, at the finish somehow, but their time was 30 to 45 minutes. By then there was no tie Johnson and Tom Cook. Their time was used to enjoy watching the Wide World 20:30:22, with 2.5 minutes of speeding rod on the right front corner and that did 21:42:05, which put them in a very respect-of Sports. (Do you see where this is going!) penalties. make it just a bit difficult to navigate the able 69th place overall. And, yes, this Nick In 1969 he saw the show on the Baja 1000, In second it was Steve Kovach, Rob final few miles, but he made it in with a Baldwin is the one who raced with the and said to ~lf, "I've got to do that" ...---------------------, But he's seemingly been busy with, among other things, raising a son, and only just now got around to it He said it was a bit too rough for him, but he had a good time. Unfortunately we didn't speak to his son. It's to be hoped he doesn't wait 40 years before he tries it again. Their time was · 25: 14:34 with 13 penalty minutes. In sixth the team of Brian Valentine, Eric Lockard, Matt Swann and Pete Pigott, all from up in Washington, apparently, finished in 27:30:13, with one and a half minutes of penalty. The seventh place team was captained by Bill Weber, an ex-seal, and part of this program for a long time. One of his team mates, Bud Brutsman is a repeat racer. He started in '06 if our records are correct, which was a La Paz event But his team didn't make it all the way. Then he came back last year and ~ part of a big team of drivers in the just introduced Ford Raptor. That time he was on a finishing team. And he was again this year, although they ma_de a long day of it with the time of 27:58:45, and 5.5 penalty minutes. They were the fi-nal car in the group to finish, and as usual, the Baja Challenge mobtle repair teams got all their cars to the finish line. The 5-1600 cars were next off the line. There were nine starters, but only four of them made it all the way around. The team of Marcos Nunez and Norberto Rivera, Baja veterans, won their sixth Baja 1000. They said "It was a good day!" Nunez started and went to Borrego, then Rivera drove the San Felipe loop, then Nunez drove Mike's loop, and then Ri-vera finished. They had oil leaking "from the tubing", and they fixed it at Valle de Trinidad, which cost them an hour Then they got into the traffic jam at Simpson's where they said "30 cars were stopped!" They were there for~ hours behind the stuck truck, which they said was number 803 (Crinklaw). They also had just one flat tire, and finished with a time of23:15:24. Alonso Angulo, Mario Reynoso and . Roberto Rabago said "So many problems!" They lost one rear axle, spent an hour and a half in the Simpson's jam, and the "lights went out at 2.00 a.m." Their time, was 24:38:30. Eric Reisen and Glynn Fisher, both from Canada, finished third. They said that Reisen rolled the car at Mtle 620, only 52 miles from the finish. They said they lost "five minutes, max" and went on to the finish line. Their time was 27:58:06, with four minutes of speeding penalties. A little over a half hour behind them Lee Banning, Lee Banning Jr. and Rick Graf pooled their efforts to Robby Gordon drove his Chevy CK1500 to a fifth place in Trophy Richard Boyle, Ron Brandt and Tommy Kirkmeyer drove their Jimco-take a fifth place finish in SCORE Lite, here at speed in their Foddrill. Truck, it was good enough to give Robby the SCORE overall points win. Chevy to a fifth place finish in class 1, here at high speed. Darren Skilton, Jon Krellwitz and Clive Skilton drove their Jeep Roger Norman and Larry Roese/er pooled their talents to take a second Rory Ward and Pete Vanrooy drove their Chevy powered Chenowth Wrangler to the win in Class 3, seen here just at takeoff. place finish in Trophy Truck, seen here in their Ford F-150. to the Sportsman Car Class win, seen here on their way to the barn. Page 16 January 2010 Dusty Times

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it was Pedro Athie and Faisal Diaz and Gustavo Avina in fourth. Diaz started and rolled the car over somewhere near the Summit 1bat cost them 15 minutes. Avina did the San Felipe loop, and Athie and Diaz split the rest At San Vicente the clutch "blew." Said Angulo, "An angel sent a mechanic who gave me a clutch and transmission and welded the car in two hours. Francisco Ibarro, an angel descended from God." He was very grate-ful. They also had a flat "in the middle of the toughest uphill." Their time was 24:38:30. They were the last finishers in the class. Class 7SX was next These are called Modified, Open Mini Trucks. There were three of them. ln first place it was the Ford of John Holmes and a big cast of characters. Mark Landersman started, and then Scott Jones drove with his son Brock, riding, and then John Holmes drove, followed by Carl Fitts and finally, Ty Holmes, John's 16-year-old son drove in to the finish. They had brake problems and one "stuck", and said the race was "terribly long and rough." Their time was 27:30:32. ln second place it was Brandt Ander-son, his dad Jon, and Sebastian Draeger who all drove, splitting the chore into thirds. They said the Toyota truck belongs to Mike Homer. They finished at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon, with a time of 29:36:24 and just one minute worth of speeding penalty. They were the final finisher in this class. Then there was Class 7-2, which is for Unlimited 2.2/2.4 liter trucks (we believe this is for full size trucks only, not minis). There were two of them. The winning team, in a Ford, was made up of Mike West, Greg Foutz and Richard Cassey. West started and went to Borrego and then Foutz did the San Felipe loop. He got stuck for two hours in a silt bed. He said, "a whole #!*! load of cars were stuck there!" Apparently he was actually stuck two times, and lost two hours. He said he made his passenger do the digging. Richard Cassey got into the truck when Foutz finally got back to Borrego and he drove to the finish, apparently having no serious problems. The team had two flats along the way, and their time was .26:58:22. The other truck in the class did not finish. Class 2 started next. These ar~ de-scribed as "limited 2.2 liter Eco-tee motor, open-wheel cars." lt' s a spec class, which means the cars are all alike. There were two of them. 1n first place it was William and Teddi Eriksen from Kentucky. William Eriksen drove all except the San Felipe loop, which was driven by Joe Des=iers, a bike racer very familiar with Baja. Their time was 27:30: 13. ln second it may have been Rat Sult, who said he drove the car all the way, with "no damages." He is, however, listed as a non-finisher on SCORE's results, although the PR data that came out irnm~ diately after the race show him completing it just 21 seconds behind the first place car in the class. Class 4, which is for Unlimited 2.2 liter Eco-tee motor open-wheel cars, had two entries. Jeff Offutt, of Menifee, California took the victory with a drive of 26:52:52. He had 68 minutes of speeding penalties. He was the only finisher. Class 3 went off the line next There were five entries. Darren Skilton and John Krellwitz, in a Jeep Wrangler, took the win. Skilton started and drove to Borrego the second time and Krellwitz went to the fin. ish. He spent tmxmd-a-half hours in the Simpson's bottleneck, and then changed a transfer case, which cost another 45 minutes. They had no flats. Their time was 24:11:29. The Mo.5S brothers, Don and Ken, in a Bronco, got off to a rocky start A non-race car ran Don off the road on the first highway section and bent the radius arms. They had to be changed. Then they broke the gears in the front end and changed the front axle assembly, and on the way to Val-le de Trinidad the steering box sector shaft Dusty Times broke. Happily he had a spare. He also had several flats. Ken did the San Felipe loop and then Santo Tomas to the finish. Don did the start to Borrego, then Borrego to Santo Tomas. They got caught up in the Simpson's jam also. Somewhere along the way they pulled the #7 5 Trophy Truck out of a "stuck". Their time was 25:26:55, with two minutes of penalty. They were the last finisher in the class. · was 22:48:40. (Actually, Rod didn't need the Stock Full win, because the Stock Mini Hummer he'd started the day in, also won. So he got two wins in one event Congratulations to the old codger, the only person to have driven in every Baja lCXX) since 1967.) 1n second it was Joe Baca! and Gerald King in a Lexus X570. They had a drag link failure, but got that replaced in a BFG pit Then they got in dusty traffic and couldn't make up time. lt was he said, "Absolutely the best time I've ever had!" Their time was 27:06:39. The Stock Full class started next, with four entries. ln first place it was Chad Hall in his Hummer, who said he'd had a "Helluva race." He and Kent Kroeker had been "side by side" from BFG Pit 4 at Borrego, to nearly the finish. Chad drove almost all the way, and had "no broken parts and no flats." He'd been stuck in the jam at Simpsons, and also one in Matomi. Chad's dad, Rod, drove the final few miles, hoping to ensure his 20th win. Their time Third place went to Justin Matney who drove his Dodge to Mile 500 and then put William Aylor in to go to the finish. They blew a power steering line at Mile 60 and lost all their power steering fluid. So they limped to a pit and refilled 1t, and it lasted Continued on page 25 The win in Sportsman Truck went to Nick Tonelli with Will & Benjamin Wright helping, Nick is seen here in his well lighted Toyota SR5. Oasi,ao Moro1t~o1 OaOazo11 ea. 31ttorstato 10 e .. 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~ &5™ RALLY GREAT BRITAIN Sebastien Loeb/ Citroen Take The Win By Martin Holmes Photos: Maurice Selden Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena make like a speedboat on their way to a great overall win in Great Britain on their Citroen C4. Mikko Hirvonen was disap-pointed, "I just couldn't do it, I lost it all on stages eight and nine on Saturday, and I still cannot believe that I lost the championship because I was not driving fast enough on just two stages." After long periods of self doubt during the season, Sebastien Loeb and the Citroen Total team came good when it mattered, on the final round of the 2009 World Rally Championship. Sebastien won his sixth con-secutive World Drivers' title and Citroen gained their 60th World Rally victory. It was a rally full of drama, with Loeb and Hirvonen winning every stage in the sunshine and the torrential rain. The final twist in the championship was when the bonnet of Hirvonen's Fo-cus flew up and his vision was completely blocked, at 170kph, on the approach to a hairpin bend! His evasion of an acci-dent was itself world class, but the delay put any hope of the victory necessary to win the Drivers' title out of court. The only regret was the exclusion of Eyvind Brynildsen's Skoda after a faultless run in which he won not only the PCWRC cate or but Grou N overall allowing Martin Prokop to fin-ish best PCWRC driver and Armindo Araujo to score the first world rally Group N win for an Evo X. The race for the title was finally coming to an end, basi-cally the champion Sebastien Loeb and the challenger Mikko Hirvonen had the situation that whichever beat the other would be Drivers' champion. With only one point separat-ing them, this had become the focal point of the event following the Makes' title and the Production Car title having been settled already. Hirvonen was ahead in the championship standings so had to run first car on the road on the opening day, a bad situation if the roads were dry, a good one if they were wet. Conditions were dry when pre_rally recce started on the Tuesday morning but then the rains came down on Tues-day evening. And there was another battle to be resolved. In fifth place in the Drivers' charts was Petter Solberg with 30 points, in sixth place was his older brother Henning with 29! So far as the stages are con-cerned, there was little change. Missin was the waters lash in Myherin which drowned the hopes of many competitors last year, and this year there was no superspecial stage. In recent years the superspecial held in Cardiff's Millennium stadium caused widespread disruption to the running of the event. Once again there was a remote service halt at the Showground at Builth Wells in Central Wales. Before the rally the Shakedown was at Margam, rather than the short stage used recently closer to Swansea. The main change was that the rally no longer went near Swansea, and that there would be no night stages. The event was run completely out of Cardiff. The Rally HQ, the ceremonial start and the finish formalities were all held in the newly developed Wales Millen-nium Centre in the Cardiff Bay area, with the service park close by -but badly laid out and very cramped. Although the event focussed on Cardiff instead of Swansea, the total length of the rally was however 'longer than last year. Being held six weeks earlier in the year allowed the FIA world championship sea-son to fin.ish before the end of October for the first time ever a most welcome decision Arminda Araujo and Miguel Rama/ho drove their Mitsubishi Lancer Eva X to the Group N win, seen here in flight. from the FIA and offered the chance of running this event in more pleasant conditions than recently. The loss of sponsor-ship from the Welsh Develop-ment Agency was noticeable in Cardiff, with little if any visible signage that the event had come to town even though the headquarters on reclaimed docklands was an impressive location in itself. The level of entry was disap-pointing, the smallest field for this event since the start of the FIA's World Rally champion-ship (in 1973). The quality however was there, with entries for no fewer than seven Cit-roen C4s. The event counted for the Production Car World Championship, the champion Armindo Araujo competing but not be allowed to score more points, as he had al-ready contested the regula-tory six scoring rallies this season. There were no Guest entries registered in the lists of PCWRC drivers. Hermann Gassner Junior took over the Sidvin team's entry, Ralliart New Zealand's usual driver Eyvind Brynildsen this time drove a Skoda in the Errani Team and Giorgio Bacco drove the Ralliart New Zealand entry instead. Spyros Pavlides did not come, and his car was driv-en over the ramp by codriver David Senior, in order to qual-ify as a starter. Martin Semerad arrived fresh from finishing second on the Lausitza Rally held the weekend before Rally GB, Matthew Wilson was the top seeded British driver, but there was a dearth of top local British drivers. This was the final world championship rally for Group N cars before the new rules permitting a 33mm restrictor came i'nto force for 2010, a move intended to re-dress the current erformance imbalance with Super 2000 cars. Only two current or former champions started the event, the other being Petter Solberg, this time a nominated entry for the Citroen Junior team. Origi-nally it was expected he would play a major tactical role in Cit-roen's challenge for the Makes' title, but that in fact was settled in Spain in their favour any-way. There were in fact a record of five entries under the Cit-roen Junior name: the drivers nominated for points this time were Petter Solberg and Sebast-ien Ogier, while supporting the usual drivers Evgeny Novikov and Conrad Rautenbach was Aaron Burkart, a prize drive af-ter his Junior world rally cham-pionship challenge in 2008. Burkart, "I have never been so nervous in my life. I will not even try out the car until three days before the start!" Novikov however withdrew, believing that a break would serve to help him overcome his recent series of accidents. " In the smaller categories there was a surprise and wel-come entry for Patrick Magaud, former official driver for Cit-roen whose active career had been dormant since he con-tested the French champion-ship for Ford in 2002 and who since then has been active in gravel note crew work on world championship events. This entry was withdrawn after the organisers issued a stern warn-ing that one driver may not pass information about stages to another. Cars entered in the Fiesta Sporting Trophy were the faster R2 version in Group A and the ST version in Group N. The leading ST driver was the German driver Patrick Ang-lade, statistically the leading Fiesta championship driver, but the dropped_scores rule favoured the Irish driver Craig Breen, if he finished. Burcu Cetinkaya, from Turkey, was at the start despite her crash in Catalunya. Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen drove their Ford Focus RS to a second overall finish in Britain, here flyin' high. Martin Prokop drove his Mitsubishi Lancer Eva IX to the PCWRC Championship, they're seen here at speed on a muddy section. That was the line up before the final round of the champi-onship, the final world rally for 'nearly four months, before the Swedish Rally is held in 2010. The weather on this occasio n might well turn out to b e a fundamental issue, so it was interesting that it was raining at Shakedown and that the fast-est driver was Petter Solberg in his C 4 WRC, 0.2 of a second in front of Latvala. The two championship contenders took things easily: Loeb was fifth fastest and H irvonen was sev-Page 18 January 2010 Dusty Times

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Daniel Sardo and Marc Marti drove their Citroen C4 to a third place Matthew Wilson and Scott Martin drove their Ford Focus RS to a overall finish in GB, they're seen here churning up the damp stuff. sixth place overall finish, seen here fording one of many streams. Steve Perez and Paul Spooner fly their Ford Focus RS in front of an admiring crowd on their way to an 11th overall finish. enth. Petter: "I was very happy. Conditions were getting slower but my best time was eventually my last. I had a slight delay on the first run otherwise I would have been much faster than everyone else!" Day 1 - 6 Stages -Gravel -130.30kms . The rain stayed away as the cars headed off to the mid-Wales but there was drizzle and mist in places on the stages. There were three stages fol-lowed by a 15 minute remote service halt at which only spares carried by the crews could be fitted, then the three stages were repeated. Compared with his rival, Loeb, Hirvonen started a little cautiously, but both champion-ship contenders immediately pulled clear of the others. The 32km first stage, venue Hafren, was the second longest of the event, what a way to begin! Next fastest driver Dani Sordo was immediately more than ten seconds behind. In immediate trouble were Hirvonen's two teammates. Jari_Matti Latvala had a driveshaft fail which caused him to spin and meant he had .to tackle the rest of the day still with three wheel drive because the Ford carried no spare driveshaft. Latvala had further trouble with a broken brake pipe which left him with only the rear brakes in opera-tion, which could be repaired at midday. Khalid Al Qassimi had trouble near the start of stage three when the car sud-denly spun, "We thought a tyre had collapsed, stopped, got out and found all looked alright and then realised that . the transmission had locked." He struggled to the end of the stage and lost about ten min-utes. On the road section away from the remote service the car stopped with driveshaft failure and he was out for the rest of the day. Other Fords in trouble were Henning Solberg, whose car kept lapsing in to misfir-ing, and Matthew Wilson, who complained he· was suffering loss of power and poor traction due to rear differential failure. In bigger trouble was Mads Ostberg who's Subaru World Rally Car had a burst damper on stage three, and by the time he reached the end of the stage the damper had punched a hole through the wing. Some people though were happy. Aaron Burkart was smiling from ear to ear, learning the new regime of four-wheel drive braking and making a slight misjudgement on stage 1, "We had a 120km test the weekend before the· event, but this was fantastic! It is my first rally in a four_wheel Dusty Times drive car." Loeb was fully aware . of what was going on, "We have sometimes been going to the limit, sometimes over the limit!" Hirvonen, "It wasn't a perfect m·orning from me, I was too cautious and made some small mistakes. I need to be neater in my driving. I made several mistakes on stage 3 and another on stage 5." The weather was classic Wales, mid autumn, sunshine, rain storm, rainbows in the sky and a furious battle for the lead! Hirvonen beat Loeb on stage 4 and then on stage six, so by the end of the day Loeb led the rally by 5.3 seconds, claiming he wanted to be first car on the road on Day 2. Dani Sordo and Petter Solberg were engaged in a mighty struggle for third place (The Norwegian 1.1 seconds in front of the Spaniard) but behind the lead-ers the gaps were getting wider and wider. By midday the gap between first and tenth was a little over four minutes, after stage 6 it was nearly eight. Wil-son was struggling with unpre-dictable handling, Ogier was in fifth place despite a puncture, in front of Henning who's mis-firing continued throughout the day. Steve Perez also had a puncture. At the end of the day came a very long road section back to base, the first full service of the day, back in Cardiff. The good thing was that the World title chase was very much alive, the bad thing came when Ford re-alised that the failure on both Latvala's and Al Qassimi's cars came from the same strange unprecedented failure of the outer joint of the driveshaft . Brynildsen went straight into the lead of the PCWRC while Nasser Al Attiyah and Prokop fought for second place. Patrik Sandell's Skoda had a brake problem on the first stage, "That was strange, because the intercom kept go-ing quiet on us on the stage, and I was driving erratically and that heated up the brakes." In fourth placed Pa_trik Flodin reached the end of stage 3 with the left rear· wheel missing, and immediately stopped for the day, "I felt a vibrati<?n and lost the brakes and then the wheel went." Dave Weston had turbocharger failure, Gabor Mayer had power steering fail-ure, Bernardo Sousa had some form of engine trouble, David Senior ·retired as soon as he crossed the start line on Friday morning, Egoi Valdez disap-peared after stage 2 because the engine mounting broke and this caused transmission failure. Gassner stopped for the day at the service halt with rear differential failure. Toshi Arai was struggling, "It is eight years since I have been in this region, and that was in a World Rally Car." Brynildsen was pulling away until he has nearly a minute in the lead by the end of the day. Fastest PCWRC driver on five of the six stages of the day, saying driving the Skoda was like "flying without wings." ·Sandell was closing up. He rose to third place when Al Attiyah went off the road on stage 4, · then on the final stage of the day he passed Prokop into sec-ond. Al Attiyah, "We touched an artificial bank which the organisers had constructed on the inside of a corner, which was intended to stop. corner-·cutting. We went off on the outside and could not get back again." Prokop, in third place noted with some dismay that other peoples' Czech cars were lying 1st and 2nd. Fi:ederic Sauvan felt uneasy, not used to drtving an Evo X. The Pirelli Star Drivers re-ported mixed feelings, Nikara said the car felt under powered, Tapper that the car would not pull above 5000rpm, Williams had a turbo failure one day before the event and wondered if the engine had been dam-aged, Nie Thomas was going cautiously, anxious to reach the finish at least on this final occasion, Martin Semerad was up to fifth in PCWRC. All five PSD drivers were still running. Great! Rt.inning as a non cham-pionship entry was Armindo Arauj'o, who was lying fifth in Group N at halfway through the day, but then began having engine trouble, overheating and losing power. He got .to the finish of the day but wondering if it was worth continuing. In the classes Craig Breen lost a lot of time because of a hole in the fuel tank of his Fiesta R2 but was still in line to win the Fiesta Challenge. 17 year old Estonian Siim Plangi was lead-ing A6 in his Citroen C2 while Frenchman Loic Mattei led A 7 in his R3T Peugeot. Day 2 - 6 Stages -Gravel Continued on page 20 HID ANO HALOGEN LIGHTING BPARE TIRE MBUNTB IIJAt:KB PINCH BOIIIIEII II UN/BAU CUPII ll#E RESH R SYSTEM 'AS PEDAl l-~ 2aa, lESAl SA , , --RAIED HllME1B ~ -NJC ,..~ .. . ... -~~ '----IUEl SAIE RACING CEllS 1-&El BY HUT&IIIII January 2010 NEWI ~~,, II,, . AVAllA•lE IN t:HRDME! -,~ KENWBBB ~ Page 19

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Jari-Matti latvala and Miikka Anttila drove their Ford Focus RS to a Jarkko Nikara and Jarkko Kalliolepo flew their Mitsubishi lancer Evo Bernardo Sousa and Jorge Carvalho drove their FIAT Grande Punto seventh overall finish, here drowning the photographer on the bridge. X to a long 63rd overall at the GB Rally. S2000 past a beautiful old castle, they finished 32nd overall. - 138.16kms The weather took top billing in the morning. Loeb studied how the first day had gone, ~ "Certainly Mikko proved it was better to be first car in the afternoon when the conditions dried out, so I was happy when I was leading yesterday. Then I found out how wet it was today!" The earlier cal-endar date had not changed the character of the event and the nature of the stages did not help. Hirvonen: "Very slip-pery and very fast ... " Yesterday evening good work md been carried out in the service. Henning's misfiring had gone, Wilson's transmission was now working, Latvala and Al Qassimi was back to four wheel drive, Ostberg's car's wing was repaired after the damper damage .. Ford confirmed that the failure of the driveshaft couplings was identical. It was being assumed the failures were coincidental rather than a matter of a bad batch of com-ponents. Remarkably 61 of the 62 original starters lined up, the only missing car being the Autotek Subaru, withdrawn immediately after the start. Once again the longest stage of the day was the first one, this time the Rhondda stage at 35km, and this time the weather was horrid. The rain was steadily coming down, one after another driv-ers complai~ed about trouble with wipers and of misting inside the windscreens, and then there was always the low clouds coming down to ground level. Petter Solberg said his wipers could hardly cope and he dropped nearly 20 seconds against his rival Sordo. Hirvonen was fastest, but Loeb explained it was not quite so simple even for him, "A twig from a tree_ got jammed under the windscreen wiper blade so it was not very easy for me to see where I was going!" Then came disaster. For reasons Hirvonen could not understand why his car could not keep up a winning pace on stages eight and nine, a.nd he returned to the mid-day service park 25.0 seconds behind, albeit still in second place. But as the BP Ford crew inade their way back to service it seemed to them that this could be the same problem they had on the drive back to Cardiff the previous evening, when they had a bad vibration and it seemed they also suf-fered a broken driveshaft cou-pling. They got the impression the _car might be lapsing again into three-wheel-drive but it wasn't that at all... Latvala-Page·20 restarted the day in ninth slot and noticed that the condi-tions had deteriorated a lot, and also he carried a lot more extra spare parts than the top crews. Rautenbach had wiper trouble and the engine kept stalling on hairpin bends. The pattern of the rally ';Vas now clear. First car on the road: Loeb had the horror of finding quantities of unex-pected water lying in the ruts formed by the passage of cars on the first runs. Hirvonen was settled into lying 20-30 seconds behind his rival, "We under-stand our times this afternoon, but we still do not know why we suddenly lost so much time this morning." Ford meanwhile had confirmed there had been three instances ofbr.oken drive-shaft couplings on the first day but were mystified at the morn-ing's troubles. Ostberg's rally came to an end when he went off the road. The weather con-tinued to be very mixed. Petter Solberg had a spin, went .off but was able to drive back on to the road. Brother Henning had some damper or transmission problem which caused his car to handle strangely. In the PCWRC Brynildsen eased of his pace, now with a comfortable lead. Patrik Flo-din was back with a vengeance, making fastest time on stage seven, Dave Weston slid off the road, Egoi Valdez had gearbox failure. The main story o.f stage seven was that the non cham-pionship -Jarkko Nikara went off the road ("I completely misjudged my braking, went straight on and could not get back"). On stage eight Prokop passed Sandell into second PCWRC place when the Swede was slowed by power steering trouble and then on stage nine Sandell went off the road for a quarter hour, unable·to control the car when it hit an unex-pected bump. Frederic Sauvan stopped with electrical failure, Bernardo Sousa continued to struggle, his engine still go-ing badly, he suffered wind-screen misting and a-lso had a puncture. In the Group N category Araujo was again in action with the engine working well ("Just at the end of stage eight did the engine overheat, but other-wise it was fine."} and Nikara's misfortune put him up to third in the category. Araujo passed Prokop and moved up to sec-ond behind Brynildsen, but his fellow Ralliart Italy teammate Jon William~, and Pirelli Star Driver competitor, came fro a halt with suspected gearbox failure, the only serious failure of the team this time. ,Williams arrived at the end of the final stage however with the water temperature off the clock and crawled back to base. Day 3 - 4 Stages -Gravel -79.84kms The rain was back again, there were four stages on this the final day and the race for the championship title was still on, though Loeb now led by 30.1 seconds. Hirvonen was still determined. The first stage saw Mikko pull back 0.8 second and then on stage 14 he won by a margin of 11.2 seconds against Loeb. Loeb: "It was very muddy and I sup-pose I took things too easily." Latvala went off the road after the flying finish of stage 14, and spectators were able to get his car back on the road, but he had two punctures. He could change one, but the _other wheel was trapped by suspension damage. On the penultimate stage the cham-pionship was finally decided when Hirvonen's bonnet came lose following a heavy landing after a jump. He had to stop on the stage to remove it com-pletely, losing a minute fixing the trouble. He was now dan-gerously close· to losing second place to Dani Sordo, Loeb was meanwhile away, out of touch. The weather was causing dam-age on a widespread scale, and on the second run through the stages both Ogier and Ostberg stopped as a result of impacts with large rocks. Ogier went off the road to avoid the rocks and rolled twice. He reached the end of the stage but had to abandon. Burkart lost five min-utes stuck in mud, near where Ogier was stuck, and had a puncture. In PCWRC Brynildsen car-ried on at reduced pace with Sandell and Flodin swapping best times. Giorgio Bacco stopped with engine trouble, Nasser Al Attiyah had one final accident and Weston stopped as well with suspension dam-age. Araujo continued on to finish the rally, second overall in Group N, beaten only by the Skoda of Brynildsen. Just under 13 seconds behind was Prokop who was second in PCWRC with Arai third, the best finishing Subaru, Sem-erad in fourth the best of th; PSD crews, all five of whoin-finished for the first time this year. Then after the finish of the rally it was all change when the scrutineers found a prob-lem with the rear brake calipers on the Skoda. Brynildsen was excluded, and everyone moved up. The final results showed in orthodox Group N cars Araujo won Group N in an Evo X and Prokop won PCWRC in an Evo . IX, both classified in the top ten. The best S2000 finisher became the Fiat of Sousa who finished fourth. Anglade finished first Fiesta in class N3, Emre Yurdakul won A6 in his new R2, but Breen was second in A6, so he finished and won the Interna-tional Fiesta series. Siim Plangi finished fourth in A6 but Mat-· tei won A 7 in his Peugeot 207RC. IJ\J2C 65th Rally GB (GB) Cardiff 23/25.10.2009-WCR round 12, PCWRC round 8 WCR points WCR WCD PC 1 (1) Sebastien LOEB/Daniel Elena F/MC Citroen C4 WRC 886ESF78 (F) 3h.16m.25.4s. 10 10 -2 (3) Mikko HIRVONEN/Jarmo Lehtinen FIN Ford Focus RS WRC SA09VHR (GB) 3h.17m.31.5s. 8 8 -3 (2) Daniel SORDO/Marc Marti E Citroen C4 WRC 884ESF78 (F) 3h.17m.32.5s. 6 6 -4 (11) Petter SOLBERG/Philip Mills N/GB Citroen C4 WRC 723EGZ78 (F) 3h.17m.53.5s. 5 5-5 (6) Henning SOLBERG/Cato Menkerud N Ford Focus RS WRC EU0?SUV (GB) 3h.22m.53.4s. 4 4 -6 (5) Matthew WILSON/Scott Martin GB Ford Focus RS WRC 1 ES (GB) 3h.24m.11 .4s. 3 3 -7 (4) Jari-Matti LATVALA/Miikka Anttila FIN Ford Focus RS WRC PX08AXB (GB) 3h.28m.37.3s. 2 2 -8 (8) Conrad Rautenbach/Daniel Barritt ZW/GB Citroen C4 WRC 721 EGZ78 (F) 3h.30m.53.2s. - 1 -9 (47) Arminda Araujo/Miguel Ramalho P Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X N (#) DP385JW (I) 3h.40m.44.2s. - - -10 (31) Martin Prokop/Jan Tomanek CZ Mitsubishi Lancer EvQ IX PCWRC 3J0 8110 (CZ) 3h.40m.57.0s. --10 11 (17) Steve Perez/Paul Spooner GB Ford Focus WRC VK3 (GB) 3h.41 m.04.?s. - - -12 (16) Aaron Burkart/Michael Kalbach D Citroen C4 WRC 733DYN78 (F) 3h.41m.21.9s. - - -13 (33) Toshihiro Arai/Glenn Macneal! J/AUS Subaru lmpreza N14 PCWRC GMG301TO4103 (J) 3h.42m.36.0s. --8 14 (64) Martin Semerad/Bohuslav Ceplecha CZ Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X PCWRC• DS704PC (I) 3h.43m.40.3s. - . 6 15 (32) Bernardo Sousa/Jorge Carvalho P Fiat Grande Punto S2000 PCWRC DL641WX (I) 3h.44m.05.0s. - - 5 17 (65) Mark Tapper/Jeff Judd NZ Mitsubishi Lancer Eve X PCWRC* DS703PC (I) 3h.45m.10.4s. - - 4 19 (15) Khalid Al Qa5i5imi/Michael Orr UAE/GB Ford Focus RS WRC AG57CKA (GB) 3h.53m.55.6s.(4) - - -20 (45) Patrik Flodin/Goran Bergsten S Subaru lmpreza N14 PCWRC E190KB (199,RUS) 3h.54m.15.5s.(3)--3 21 (46) Patrik Sandell/Emil Axelsson S Skoda Fabia S2000 PCWRC Kl530AT (A) 3h.55m.03.4s. - - 2 23 (61) Nie Thomas/Angelos Loizides CY Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X W DS702PC (I) 3h.55m.48.5s. - - -25 (48) Hermann Gassner jr/Katharina Wustenhagen D Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX PCWRC BGL CG 8 (D) 3h.57m.p.os.(3) - -1 ~ 26 (38) Gabor ry1ayer/Robert Tagai H Subaru lmpreza N14 PCWRC LIV071 (H) 4h.00m.42.6s. - - -28 (62) Jon Williams/George Gwynn ZA/GB Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X N* DS701PC (I) 4h.02m.44.2s. - - -35 (63) Jarkko Nikara/Jarkko Kalliolepo FIN Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X N* DS705PC (I) 4h.08m.12.1 s. - - -37 (37) Frederic Sauvan/Thibault Gorczyca F Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX PCWRC 720BSW83 (F) 4h.1 0m.51.6s. (5) - - -62 (16 PCWRC) starters. 50 (10 PCWRC) finishers. +Group N winner. MANUFACTURERS' REGISTERED DRIVER. (Missed stages or road sections) Wirlner's average speed over stages 106.39kph. *Pireili Star Driver. #not eligible for PCWRC points. LEADING RETIREMENTS LAST STAGE COMPLETED (12) Sebastien OGIER/Julien Ingrassia F Citroen C4 WRC AA-655-VF (F) accident 15 (14) Mads Ostberg/Jonas Andersson N/S Subaru lmpreza WRC M700WRC (GB) accident (6) 14 (36) Egoi Valdes/Albert Maturana E Subaru lmpreza N12 PCWRC 4563FSR (E) transmission 1 (39) Eyvind Brynildsen/Denis Giraudet N/F Skoda Fabia S2000 PCWRC BOS 66E (CZ) excluded 16 (40) Dave Weston/leuan Thomas GB Subaru lmpreza N14 PCWRC OU08FLZ (GB) suspension (6) 15 (44) David Senior/Chris Patterson GB Subaru lmpreza N14 PCWRC OU58FTX (GB) withdrawn 0 · (49) Giorgio Bacco/Nicola Arena I Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX PCWRC Tl99562 (CH) engine 13 (50) Nasser Al Attiyah/Giovanni Bernacchini QA/I Subaru lmpreza N14 PCWRC OU09BZH (GB) accident (3) 14 RALLY LEADER Loeb stages 1-16. PCWRC LEADER Brynildsen stages 1-16. GROUP N LEADERS Nikara stages 1 +2, Brynildsen 3-16. . \ January 2010 Dusty Times

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AT I.As VEGAS arry Job Takes Two By Judy Smith Photos: Trackside Photo Larry Job made good use of the course, he took the win in both races at Las Vegas in Super Buggy; he's seen here flingin' dirt. Las Vegas, NV: The T raxxas Off Road Championship enjoyed a rip-roaring finale on Saturday night of their final weekend at the Las Vegas Speedway short course. It very nearly didn't come off as they'd hoped, because Friday night's racing was often obscured by dust and halted several times so the water trucks could go to work. The TORC folks used the same corner of the Speedway complex that SCORE had used for four years running for their mid-summer offroad show. But they didn't arrange the course in the same manner at all. While SCORE had created a track that measured about a mile as it wound around the Sprint Car track, TORC put together a track only a little over a half-mile long, and they used a good deal of the Sprint Car track. It was a double "U", with the north end of the "U" running on the north end of the Sprint Car section. There were two sharp left turns and one right tum, and the big left sweeper on that north end. There were some irritating bumps on the outside ofT um 1 which was the first tight left hander, a table top before Tum 3, and a couple of longish jumps on the far west straight, leading into Tum 4. The start/finish, as always, was right in the middle of the front straight. The flagman should have had good vision, but a big sign board thing for sponsors obscured his view of the far side of the front straight, right down and into the first tum. This was a Friday/ Saturday night schedule, with racing starting just at Rob MacCachren took a first and a second place finish at Vegas in Pro 2WD, Rob leads the points in his Ford Truck. dark. They had practice on Friday, but on Saturday the powers that be decided to cancel all practice, so that they could work on the condition of the track. The trucked in soil was apparently a kind of very fine silt from a gypsum plant. It was either slimy or dusty. There seemed to be no middle ground. They had reportedly underestimated the amount of time needed for track prep, and with just a few inches of wet, slippery mud on the surface, the race vehicles' tires quickly dried it out and the clouds of dust that ensued blinded the drivers and made it impossible for the spectators to follow the action. Therefore, on Friday night the lights stayed on all night, while the track crew watered and reworked the surface over and over again. In addition to all the discing and digging, they apparently added calcium chloride, an old friend from the Mickey Thompson racing days, which is a terrific tool for controlling dust. They continued to work through Saturday, and right up until racing began. The TORC folks had seen disaster looming, because several of the races were scheduled to be filmed for television on Saturday, and if it turned out to be as dusw as Friday had been, it would be very poor television indeed. The Las Vegas facility is comfortable for this kind of racing, with a vast paved area for the pits, and lots of parking for ancillary vehicles. For some folks there's the added luxury of Kevin Kroyer's shop over in the manufacturer's area. Obviously, there are lots of hotels and motels availabl John Fitzgerald took the win in both 1600 Buggy races, John leads the points in the Western Division, here nicely airborne. in every price range, and it's quick and easy to get on the freeway. Having to drive through Las Vegas to get to the track is something of a drag, but maybe some day they'll be finished building that freeway. The weekend started with UTV racing. There wasn't really a full field of vehicles on hand, possibly because it was the final event and only the serious points contenders were there. Tyler Winbury won both evenings in his Kawasaki and he ended the season with the championship, and R. J. Anderson finished second in points. An unusual thing about this event was that there were no flagmen on the course. Only the gentleman in the tall start/finish line box had flags to wave. There were photographers on the track, but no flagmen. That remained true all weekend, and was a cause for concern for some people. Of course, each driver has a spotter in the stands and on the radio, and it's the spotter's job to warn the driver of any potential problem ahead, like a stalled car. The next event Friday evening was the buggy race, and because there were so few entries, they ran both the 1600 buggies and the Super Buggies at the same time. In the Super Buggy class, CJ Greaves, 14year-old son ofjohnny Greaves, was racing for the first time in a car. He'd been racing bikes for some time, but had learned to drive a vehicle with a stick shift only two weeks before this event when his dad took him out into the desert and turned him loose. It was obvious he'd been paying attention, however. Phil Bollman got the hole-shot and led for a while, but Greaves went into the lead on the third lap. Larry Job, meanwhile, took a face-full of mud, and when he tried to rip off his top tear-off, he got the whole pack, and had to lift his shield in order to see at all. Then, driving with no eye protection he'd taken a mud clot in the eyes and could see nothing at all with his right eye. Still, he went into the lead on the third lap. After the mandatory "competition yellow" midway through the race, which was only eight laps long, Job slid past Greaves when he spun in Tum 3 and went on to take the win, with Greaves second and Shawn Morris third. Morris had used up all his tear-offs also and had had to run with an open face shield. Greaves said he'd "tried to run my own race without stallin' it." Bollman, who was fourth, had scared himself by accidentally putting his transmission into reverse atone point. In the 1600 Buggies, which raced at the same time, John Fitzgerald and Curt Geer duked it out for points. Fitzgerald led all the way with Geer always close, but just not quite able to get around him. On the podium, Fitzgerald said it had been "the muddiest track I've raced on in a long time." When they came back on Saturday night it was the same group. This time they raced at nine p.m., since the all-important Pro 2 trucks had got to go first, because the TORC folks wanted things to look good on TV and figured the earlier start would ensure that. In the Super Buggy class Bollman got the hole shot and Job, who now sported a black eye, chased him while Greaves spun in the mud. By the second lap Job was in front with Bollman second and Morris third. The mandatory competition yellow flag lap turned into two yellow flag laps, and at the restart it was still Job, Bollman and Morris. But then Morris moved up to second place by passing Bollman in Tum 1. Greaves started to fall back, and it turned out he'd damaged his motor and was just keeping it going as long as possible. Ultimately, Job took the win, Morris was second and Bollman third. Bollman earned the season points championship. In the 1600 buggies, it was once again a duel between John Fitzgerald and Curt Geer. Fitzgerald led all the way, and Geer, who must have been having a problem with traction, ended the race upside down in Turn 3. Fitzgerald won the season points, with Geer in second place. On Friday night the TrophyLite trucks ran their first short course event, and there were eight of them on the course. These are spec trucks, meant as a low-cost way to get into desert truck racing. They've been competing in their own series, much as Ivan Stewart's Protrucks do b enterin Jeremy McGrath is besmirched with mud as he drives to a third and Chad Hord drove his Mazda to a 16'" and a second place finish in the Curt LeDuc had a couple of decent races, he scored a second and a a seventh place finish in Pro 2WD, here at speed. Pro Lite battles, he's seen here saving some tire wear. third place finish in Pro 4X4, seen here in his Ford. Page 22 January 2010 Dusty Times

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Ricky Johnson finished second in the first Pro 2WD race, took the win in the second race and is second in points in his Ford. selected events in various promoters' whoaed them down. The water ouck series. Apparently they thought that came out to wet things down, and short-<:ourse racing looked Like fun. ultimately there were four yellow laps, They weren't as entertaining as they while they watered, concentrating on might have been, set up as they were Tum 4 which had been spewing dust for the desert. They had the wrong into the grandstands. At the restart gearing and never managed to get into it was Hart, Kincaid, Brandt, Jeff third gear, so they didn't look very Huseman and Casey Currie. fast. Louis Chamberland led all the The restart went pretty well, with way, with Mike Childress in second a little banging and shoving as they and Gary Messer third. They finished exited Tum 1. Turns two and three in that order also. They were hard to were still very dusty, having been identify on track, since their numbers ignored by the water trucks. Hart, were sized for desert racing, and once Kincaid and Brandt ran in order for they got a little muddy it was virtually several laps, and things were fairly impossible to read the number plates. evenly paced. Then Huseman hit the Overnight many of them made wall in Tum 1, and on about the 15th gearing changes that were intended lap Kincaid lost a wheel just before to make them more suitable for short Tum 3. Huseman then nosedived off course. They figured they'd practice the table top, went over, landed on on Saturday morning and fine tune his wheels and never moved again. things before they went racing. But Hart held the lead, Brandt moved into the crisis with the condition of the second and Currie climbed to third. track meant that all Saturday practice They went to the checkered flag in was cancelled, so when they came that order. On the podium Currie said back on Saturday night their trucks' "This is a crazy course, like nothing behavior would be an unknown. The we've ever seen before." one thing they did know was that Huseman's weekend didn't they would be started in the opposite improve. On Saturday he pulled out order from which they'd finished the in a puff of smoke before the green night before. So Chamberland was flag flew, and he had to be towed last to take the green flag. They were away. This time 15 Pro Light trucks the first race on the card on Saturday, took the green flag, with a clean start. starting at 6:45. They did look better. But Corey Sisler pulled out before he Chamberland won again, followed in got far into lap two. Currie had gone by Richard Cassey and Gary Messer into the lead with Hart chasing him finished third. and Mark Oberg in third place. At The next event on Friday night was the end of the third lap Randy ELier the Pro Light truck race, with 19 ttucks did a cartwheeVendo on the front on the track. They got off to a clean straight, which brought out the red start, but Turn 3 was already going flag. Eller was all right, but it was the dusty. Marty Hart took the early lead, end of his truck's race. Meanwhile, chased by Chris Brandt and Casey Luke Johnson had stopped just before Currie. Jeff Kincaid had moved up Tum 4, with his transmission stuck in to third by the end of the third lap, as neutral. A tow got him going again, Currie dropped to fourth. but then he was stuck in first gear, On the fifth lap Kincaid got past and after a couple of frustrating laps, Brandt to move into third, and went in he pulled off the track. He'd finished search of Hart Chad Hord pulled out, ninth on Friday, and had been hoping parked by the side of the track. Hart for another good run. led Kincaid and Brandt through the Once the race was going again eighth lap, when the yellow flag was there were only 11 trucks left, and thrown. By then the dust was so thick Currie was still leading with Hart that some drivers apparently missed chasing, and Brian Deegan chasing the waving flag, but their spotters him. The dust was getting thick again, In Pro 4X4 it was Kyle LeDuc taking a first and a fifth place finish in Pro 4x4, he's seen here in his Ford on his way to the checkers. Dusty Times Marty Hart took a first and a fifth place finish in the Pro Lite races, Marty is second in points in class, seen here in his Ford. so when the mandatory yellow flag came out they parked the trucks along the back straight and watered the whole track. Oberg was discovered to have a left rear flat at that point. He was expected to go into the hot pits, but he hadn't sent a pit crew out there, so he ignored the flat On the restart there was some crunching in Tum 1 and Hart dropped back to third, as Hord moved into second place. Deegan had his nose up in the mix also, and held on to fourth. Oberg was running on that flat Currie stretched out a nice lead and Hart had moved back into second and put some space between himself and Hord Pro4 race it was nearly ten p.m., and they announced that instead of the planned 20 laps, they'd be running a 14 lap event. They made some adjustments to the course before this heat started, chiefly at the end ofT um 4, and at the beginning of Turn 1 where they removed some nasty little bumps. They watered well. There were just eight oucks. They started at five minutes to ten p.m., and got-off to a clean start. Steve Barlow jumped to the front, with Curt LeDuc in second place and Scott Douglas in third. That was a combination almost guaranteed to create fireworks. As they came around for their second lap there was suddenly a guy with a hose watering Tum 3. Apparently he found a spot the water trucks had missed. Barlow continued to lead, with LeDuc second, and now Kyle LeDuc moved up to third, with Douglas fourth.Tum 2 was dusty. By the end of the fifth lap Barlow had a nice cushion on l..eDuc, and Kyle LeDuc, in his anxiety to get around his dad, plowed into him in Tum 4. Then he moved into second place. At the end of the sixth lap they both closed up on Barlow and were side-by-side crossing the line. 1n Tum 1 Kyle moved into the lead. When the mandatory yellow flag flew it was Kyle l..eDuc, Barlow, Curt LeDuc and Douglas. There were three yellow flag Laps while the water oucks did their job, and Barlow went to the hot pits, apparently for a tire change. When they restarted it was Kyle LeDuc, Curt l..eDuc, John Greaves and Douglas. There was a lot of banging in Tum 1 and Douglas Continued on page 24 And they went that way for several laps. But on the final lap, as Currie drove to his win, Hart had to go wide in Turn 2 to get around a parked car and tow truck, and he hit the K-rail and broke something in his suspension. He kept moving, but lost ground rapidly. Currie got the win, Hord was second and Brandt was back to third. Chad Rayford moved into fourth and Hart dropped to fifth. Deegan was parked in Tum 2, unmoving and probably out of gas. By the time they got to Friday's Casey Currie took a third and a first place finish in Pro Lite, he's seen here in his Nissan headin' for the flag. , , - ' -., .. -.. ~ , & ~IJ!J@ u w 13& m n w@ ~l/717.!1JlJUI~ Home M 'l'he Race Auto 5 i IL I • I :a t Q ii I Race car I Pre Runner I sand car • 818-998-2739 9763 VARIEL AVENUE, CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 January 2010 Page 23

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Mike Jenkins had a decent weekend, he finished eighth in race #1, he took the win in race #2, seen here in his Ford. developed a left front flat. Then he did some more banging in Turn 3, sharing paint with Greaves. It was still Kyle, Curt and Douglas. Mike Jenkins livened things up a couple of laps later when he did a cart wheel in between Turns two and three, and broke his rear suspension. By then Kyle had a long lead on Curt, who had Douglas and Greaves both breathing down his rear bumper. They never managed to get past him, and Kyle took the win with his dad in second place and Douglas third. Said Kyle, "I hit almost all those big tires they put on the track!" Douglas said he'd had "a heckuva a battle with Johnny." On Saturday night they made the Pro 4 event the final one of the evening, and it was probably a good idea. Rick Huseman had already clinched the season points championship for this class, so Saturday's race would be a go-for-broke grand finale. Once again, there were only eight trucks, and this was a 14 lap event also. That was almost too many. Before they started the track workers scraped about a foot of dirt off Turn 2, the only right turn on the course, and of course, they watered. They had the trucks do two pace laps, maybe to pack down the reworked corner, and when they finally got the green flag Greaves went into the lead. There was a lot of banging in Turn 2, but they all made it through, and it was Greaves, Kyle LeDuc, Curt LeDuc and Barlow. Turn 1 hadn't ot enou h water and was alread dusty. Mike Jenkins ran into the wall. Then Douglas hit the wall in Turn 2. But the order didn't change - it was still Greaves, Kyle LeDuc, Curt, and Barlow. And then on the third lap Greaves rolled over in Turn 3, landing on the side of the truck. It wasn't a particularly hard rollover, he's done much worse a time or two, but the left front suspension was damaged. And Greaves, who'd been driving with a not-quite-healed broken collar bone (thanks to a mountain biking incident), thought he'd probably broken it again. He was done, and that left Kyle LeDuc in the lead, chased by Barlow and Curt LeDuc. They had a couple of full course yellows while they removed Greaves' truck, and on the restart as everyone slipped and slid through Turn 1 Adrian Cenni slid straight across and dove into Turn 2 in the lead. There was a lot of banging in Turn 2 and at the end of the lap it was Cenni, Curt LeDuc, Kyle LeDuc and Barlow. Then Curt hit the wall in Turn 1 and dropped back to fifth. Huseman spun in Tum 1, and came out of it in last place. There was the usual mandatory full course yellow at the end of the eighth lap, and they parked the trucks so the water trucks could wet things down. Huseman went into the hot pit. There was a haze of dust hanging over the track, but it was nowhere near as bad as it had been on Friday night. On the restart Cenni held his lead with Kyle LeDuc second and Barlow third. Barlow lowed into LeDuc Mitchell Dejong had a great weekend, he took the Kart win in both races and he has a 27 point lead in points in his Yamaha. but it made little difference. At the end of the lap LeDuc passed Cenni in Turn 4, but Cenni passed him back and regained his lead. Meanwhile, Huseman's steering went away and he parked in the infield, which turned out to be fairly scary. Scott Douglas was now third, Barlow having dropped way back. Cenni led, but then his hood, which had been loose a long time, folded up and obscured the windshield area. He was now driving by looking out the left side and hopefully listening to his spotter. He r:an into some K rail, got in front of LeDuc and got hit, and generally created havoc. They flew the full course yellow, but he was still bouncing off signs and driving completely off the course, and it looked at one point as if he'd run Huseman down. They finally directed him into the hot pits where his crew removed the offending hood. At this point Kyle LeDuc led, Douglas was second and Barlow third. Curt LeDuc went into the pits, and Kyle developed a left front flat. Still he charged on, with Douglas second and Barlow third. They had another yellow flag lap, and it was Kyle LeDuc, Douglas and Barlow on the restart, but when they came off the table top, Barlow had fallen to last. Mike Jenkins moved into second place, with Douglas behind him. Cenni was back on the track in about fifth, and Curt LeDuc was behind him, and at some juncture, drove clear up onto the back of him. Once separate again, they both went on seemin I unda ed. Kyle LeDuc continued to lead even with that front flat, and Jenkins was closing on him with Douglas in second. Then LeDuc hit the end of the K Rail in Turn 2, and as he fumbled around, Douglas got onto the far side of the track and suddenly bloomed into a huge fire. The full course yellow came out, his on board extinguishers went on, and he drove over to the hot pits where they finished extinguishing the flames. Douglas was unhurt and later said he thought his transmission had "grenaded". When the officials had things sorted out, they said they'd go back to the last complete lap, which put Mike Jenkins in the lead. It was announced that there would be just one more lap, the white flag lap. There were only four trucks left running. Kyle LeDuc was towed away. They did another yellow flag lap, and it was Jenkins, Barlow, Cenni, with a right rear flat, and Curt LeDuc. On the restart Jenkins held his lead, Barlow hit him at the end of Turn 1, but it didn't faze him, and Cenni ran into LeDuc as they exited Turn 3. At the finish it was Jenkins and Barlow, side by side, but Jenkins had his nose in front of Barlow's. LeDuc was third. The audience was ecstatic; it had been like watching a three-ring cir:cus. This was Jenkins' first win, and he was gleeful, saying he was happy to have this "first win - it gives us more confidence!" Barlow said he'd had a hard time seeing, and out of tear offs, he'd taken off his loves turned them inside out I ' . ' and used them to clean his face shield. The spotter helped, he said, but it was still difficult. LeDuc, as he accepted his trophy, said, "This is the worst off road track I've ever raced on, but it was exciting! A battle of the tear-off companies. Cenni and I got all the rubbin' out of our system." Friday's Pro 2 race had 15 entries, and didn't start until 10:40 p.m. By then spectators with small children were leaving, whether because it was later, or because it was so dusty, no one knew. At the start Evan Evans hit the wall in Tum 1 and fell to last, and then headed for the Hot Pits. Scott Taylor went into the lead, with Dan Vanden Heuvel second and Rob MacCachren third. This being the final weekend of the series, it was coming down to the wire in this class, and Todd LeDuc, Rick Johnson and Rob MacCachren were all possible season championship winners if things went their way. Taylor led and Vanden Heuvel chased and MacCachren followed for several laps with no big changes. Tum 2 got dusty again. By the end of the fourth lap it was dusty everywhere. On the sixth lap MacCachren had moved up to second. And suddenly Mike Oberg was parked on the front straight, just beyond the flagman, and invisible to him. He was missing a front wheel and tire, which had come off when a bearing nut broke and parked him into the wall. That brought out a yellow and then a red flag. Evans came back out on the track while they were clearing Oberg. At the restart it was Taylor, MacCachren and Vanden Heuvel, but Rick Johnson was working hard at Van den Heuvel' s rear bumper. By the end of the lap he was third. MacCachren was working hard to get past Taylor, no easy job, and they were building space between themselves and Johnson. Mark Jenkins pulled out. The whole north end of the track was dusty. MacCachren passed Taylor as they exited Turn 1 and then a full course yellow came out. The dust was hanging. It was MacCachren, and Johnson, who'd gone past Taylor also, then Taylor. As they filed past the stands it could be seen that Todd LeDuc was already out of tear-offs and was driving with his face shield open. Others must have been doing the same. The officials arked the Phil Bollman (foreground) picked up a fourth and a third place finish A pair of second place finishes went to Curt Geer in 1600 Buggy, Trenton Briley took a pair of third place finishes in the Kart races, seen here hustling his Suzuki to the checkers. in Super Buggy, Phil leads the points in the west. Curt is seen here rushing through the night to the checkers. Dan Vanden Heuvel Sr. drove his Chevrolet to a fifth and a third place Chris Brandt did pretty well in the Pro Light Category, Chris drove finish at Vegas, he's seen here just at touchdown. his Toyota to a second and a third place finish, here nicely airborne. Page 24 January 2010 Scott Douglas gave himself a third and a sixth place finish in Pro 4X4, Scott is seen here ready for landing in his Ford. Dusty Times

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... . . •''•••I<' t , I Bradley Morris drove his Suzuki to a pair of second place finishes in In the Pro 4X4 events, Steve Barlow drove his Ford to a sixth and a Johnny Greaves had a so-so weekend, he finished fourth and eighth the Kart races, he's seen here nicely airborne. second place finish, here just before touchdown. in the Pro 4X4 events, he's seen here at touchdown. trucks and sent the water trucks out to wet things down again. And they announced that once they restarted there would be four more laps. Yellow flag laps do not count under the SCCA rules, which are the ones governing this series. Once going again it was MacCachren, Johnson, Taylor and Jeremy McGrath. Taylor got turned in Tum 1 and lost about five positions, while VandenHeuvel moved into third, just in front of McGrath. Bryce Menzies was on and off the track for a bit, with some problem, and then pulled out. Space grew behind MacCachren and also behind Johnson. McGrath was back up into third, with VandenHeuvel in fourth. Nothing much changed in the final few laps. MacCachren went on to get the win, which brought him close to the season championship. Johnson was second and still fighting for that championship and McGrath was third. Todd LeDuc moved up to finish fourth, and VandenHeuvel was fifth. On Saturday the truck racing started at 7:23. They'd had Karts and Trophy Lites first, and then it was time for the Pro 2 group. The track seemed to be holding up, but the Karts hadn't run on the full track, and there had been only eight Trophy Lites and their event was short. Now, with a full field of big trucks the track surface would really be tested. There were actually only 14 trucks, since Dan Baudoux, whose oil light came on as he left the track the night before, had found water in his oil overnight, and decided to park it Off the start there was a huge tangle in Turn 1, with many spins, and then VandenHeuvel spun in Tum 3 also. Apparently it was plenty wet When they'd completed the lap Johnson led, with Menzies second, and Todd LeDuc in third place. Again, they went slipping and sliding and into SCORE Baja 1000 Frompage25 the rest of the wa:y. They got caught in one traffic jam. Their time was 27:27:01, with one and a half minutes of penalties. Fourth place was earned by Kent Kroeker and Rudy lribe. lribe drove 300 miles and Kroeker drove "the other part" They said, "We were in a death battle with Chad Hall and broke a part we never broke before." It was "the inner C" of a solid front axle. They were only about 15 miles from the finish line. It cost them six hours to get going again. They also threw a belt Their time was 28:00:23. The Stock Mini trucks went off the line next. The team of Rod Hall, Emily Miller and Mike Winkel took first place. Hall was celebrating his 72nd birthday a day early. The team reported that he 'broke two racks", one at Mile 40 and another just before the Summit, which is where Winkel got in. He went over the Summit "with no steering" and went on to Borrego. Then Miller got in and did the San Felipe loop, and Winkel got back in and drove to the finish. He said it was "pretty rough" and reported a "couple issues, but when it was running it ran great" Hall was near the end of the course, waiting to finish in the Stock Full truck. Their time was 28:54:30, with a one minute speeding penalty. It was Rodney's 20th win in a Baja 1000. Second place in this class went to a Toyota 4Runner. It was the 2010 model, and they said it was the "fifth generation" 4Runner. It drove the Rubicon as a test, but Toyota wanted an event "with more speed". Bob Dimer started and took it to Ken Ziesemer at Borrego. He drove it into a ditch and spent an hour and a half digging out He did the whole San Felipe loop and took it back to Joe Nolan, who drove the Mike's loop to Valle de Trinidad. He cracked the roll cage, and had it welded at Trinidad. Then Ivan Stewart got in and drove to the finish. They said that except for a "problem with the four wheel drive" when they couldn't get up a hill, they were pleased with the results. Their time was Dusty Times 29:02:09, with a half minute speeding penalty. At one point the Hummer, Toyota and Gavin Skilton's Honda Ridgeline were all in their pits at the same time. But the Ridgeline disappeared. Class 9 was next off the line with four entries, but only one survived. Cisco and Pancho Bio, another father-son team, brought their Tubular Design car back in 28: 11:44. Pancho, who was in at the fin-ish, said "It was a difficult course." They had Francisco and Daniel Guerrero, brothers, driving with them also, and switched drivers every 100 miles. That was probably a very good plan for a Class 9 car. They were stuck a few times, but finished on the same tires they started on, and had no mechanical problems. Their time was 28:11:44. One other Class 9 car is worth a men-tion. The team of Zack Burkett and Frank Konetzka, from Virginia, where Burkett is a Councilman in Orange County, were racing for the first time. Their trip out to race the Baja 1000 was in belated celebra-tion of his 70th birthday last January. Bur-kett and his friend Konetzka built the car themselves, "from instructions in a book." Neither had ever raced Baja before, al-though Burkett raced bikes years ago. And they did come out last year to have a look at Baja and see what the terrain was like. The car was bright yellow and attracted a lot of attention before the race. Sadly, they managed to finish only 12 miles before hitting a ditch and tearing up their trans-mission. They say they'll be back. It's to be hoped they do return and have better luck. Class 17, for modified Jeeps, had three entries, but only one made it back to Ensenada. Eric and Ryan Filar, a set of twin brothers, shared the driving in their Cherokee. They lost a brake line on Friday, and lost a track bar and had four flats, but they said that Saturday was "flawless." They finished about 4:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Their time was 28:47:49, with a the wall as they tried to navigate that very wet first tum. At the end of the third lap it was Johnson, Menzies and Taylor at the front, followed by LeDuc and MacCachren. Ryan Arciero was racing in this class this weekend, in his first attempt at short-course truck racing. He'd driven Barlow's old Pro 2 on Friday, and looked steady, and a bit conservative.. He finished ninth. This time he was feeling more confident, and was already up to seventh, In the audience his dad and uncle, Butch and Al Arciero, two of the fiercest Mickey Thompson racers ever, watched his progress. On the fifth lap, as Johnson continued to lead, Taylor moved into second, which dropped Menzies to third. But on the sixth lap Taylor lost his right front comer, and was out of the race. Menzies was second again, and now MacCachren was third, followed by LeDuc. half minute penalty for speeding. In the Sportsman Truck class there were five entries, but none of them got a finish. We talked to Nick Tonelli and Ben Wright, who drove a Toyota truck. They said their race was flawless until Mile 160, and then they were stuck for about two hours. Then they had a flat Tonelli got in and went "super slow", got stuck a few times and even had to use his winch. They had no mechanical problems. But they must have had a problem with their IRC device or their watches, because they're listed as a DNF on the SCORE results. In the Sportsman Car class the winner was Rory Ward and Pete Van Rooy, in a Chenowth Chevy. They had a loose fuel filler hose which caused them to spin out in Tum 2, still on Ensenada' s pavement, before the wash. A local fixed it in about four minutes, so they got going just before the last lJfY, and were therefore, second to last on the road. They lost five minutes at the "log jam" at Race Mile 40 and then got stuck in the silt at Race Mile 166, over near Salada, for 35 minutes, and were pulled out by another local fan. They hit the log jam at Matomi and lost another 35 minutes. Then as they did Mike's loop, they ran into three more traffic jams. Two of them were at the small water crossings, and cost about 30 minutes, but then they lost an hour at the big jam at the Simp-son's water crossing. After that they just cruised in, very tired, but very happy. Their time was 23:22:29. In second place it was Peter Lang who must have finished after we thought there were no more finishers coming in. We checked the data board in the media room and could see no moving vehicles close enough to finish within their limit Somehow we missed these guys, who spent 30:4 2:34 getting back to Ensenada. They had just 18 minutes to go before they'd have been a DNF. Sorry to have missed them. Class 11 had five starters, but none of them made it in. A couple had trouble very early. One seemed to be parked on the beach at San Felipe about midday. We left with just minutes to go to the closing of the finish line and Eric Solorzano was January 2010 At the end of the seventh lap they flew the yellow flag and parked the trucks on the far side. There was a fine pall of dust over everything, and the water trucks came out This took about four minutes. Mark Jenkins went into the Hot Pit, and Menzies had a right rear flat, but did not go into the pits. On the restart it was Johnson and MacCachren, who moved up past Menzies who spun in Tum 1. Then MacCachren went wide and lost his position to LeDuc. So now it was Johnson, LeDuc and MacCachren. But when they got to Tum 2 LeDuc spun, and MacCachren regained second place. VandenHeuvel moved up to third. By the end of the tenth lap LeDuc was back in fourth place. And trying to get around VandenHeuvel. He pushed hard, but VandenHeuvel didn't give way, and he held his third place. They drove in that order to the finish. It was Johnson, MacCachren, at Mile 610, moving at eight miles per hour. He still had 62 miles to go, and there was no chance he'd make it on time. Michael Brown and Pat Bell, from Anchorage, Alaska, were parked on a trailer near the start/finish, and had been there pretty much all day. Rene Rodriguez , Antonio Ortiz and Lael Arenas had got to Mile 415, and Gustavo Garayzar, Felix Garcia and Edgar Beltran were only to Mile 470. Jim Graham, Richard Palasik and Scott Anderson had reported that they were out, and they were the ones who seemed to be parked on the beach. Too bad. Class 11 drivers are some of the best, but this course proved very tough for the little cars. The Sportsman lTTV class were last to start, with four starters. The first to finish was the Kawasaki Teryx of Reid Nordin, Hans Waage, Todd Romano and Larry Roeseler. Nordin did the start to Mile 200, and also the Valle de Trinidad to Llano Colorado section. Waage drove from Mile 200 to Valle de Trinidad, Romano did Mile 350 to Mile 500 and Roeseler came to the finish. He'd had just a few hours sleep after finishing second in the Trophy Truck class at about 1:30 a.m. The lTTV had a top speed of 65 or 70, and it was a four-wheel-drive. They didn't report any problems, but LR, who hasn't usually driven the final section of a race so late in the day, said, with surprise, that the Urua-pan section was a "war zone." Their time was 24:32:37. In second place it was the team of Tom and Joe Graves in a Yamaha Rhino. They said they had mechanical problems, they got stuck and had to help others get unstuck so they could go on. They also had a radio problem. This was their third Baja 1000, but the first one they finished. They had a ten minute penalty for a course devi-ation, giving them a total time of27:36:08. We missed the third place lJfY, which was the team of Peter and Steven Hajas, Scott Heber and Scott Hoyt They're all from either Minnesota or Colorado. They finished in 30:54:31, which included a ten minute course deviation penalty and four Jninutes for speeding. That very nearly made them non-finishers. VandenHeuvel and LeDuc. LeDuc had recorded the fast lap for the race. MacCachren had had to finish fourth or better to win the championship. He got it done. On the podium he said "I kept counting the points in my head. The mud was really, really heavy -we had to stay out of that" VandenHeuvel gave some advice -saying" ... don't come to Vegas for an off road race -they did the best with what they've got" VandenHeuvel's advice is going to be ignored however, because before the mud had all dried up, TORC announced that they're going to start their 2010 series in Las Vegas in March. It's to be hoped they get their extra soil from some other source, and also that they heed the advice of more experienced course builders next time. They are also planning on a two-day event to be held there in May. Check their website for the full schedule. ~,c: This was a tough event for the folks that put it on, the racers, the course work-ers, the finish line teams like Timing and Scoring, flagmen, crowd control, IRC workers, tech teams and the media and their support When there's a 31 hour time limit, that means the finish line is open from roughly an hour or so before they expect the first bike, so that was about 7:00 p.m. Friday night, until the 31 hours are up for the very last Class 11 car to start And that would have been about 8:00 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. on Saturday night That's a long "day." It's particularly long when VQU remember that all those folks were there, and working, when the first bike started at 6:30 a.m. Friday. That gives all of them about a 38 hour working day. We'd like to thank the folks that helped keep us going, particularly the BFG team of Greg, Carol and Wes who provid-ed us with food and drink, moral support, and some entertainment The folks in the media room did a stellar job of keeping things going and helping us locate racers out on the track. There was also a person from Papas and Beer who was apparently responsible for brewing the coffee and set-ting up snacks, a terrific help. Donald from the tech team, and his wife, whose name we don't know, were also gracious, helpful and supportive. Good company during the long, cold night Thanks to all. Statement that seems to express the spirit of the whole thing (made by some-one who shall remain anonymous): 'Tm into my third day in the same underwear." The race was a good one. There were few injuries, some very close com-petition in the bikes as well as in the cars and trucks, and because the teams have finally understood the need to stay on the marked course, and respect the speed limit, there were few penalties, and only a couple that had any effect None of the potential overall winners had big penalties. That's a good sign, and it means the sport has a good chance to continue in Baja for many years to come. Congratulations to all the race teams who stuck to the rules. Next year the race goes back to La Paz, and that was welcome news for the racers as well as Page 25

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__ ,,_, ___ ..__~-~ -~ -.......-..,..-----------------~---.... ---":",--. -, -,----------------~--!:"""' ____ ,.,r_•, •, ---------==--~:!4!llija!: , , • , • , I , 1 , ,• \ •, J , , ,1 1 , • , , , I • 1 , ( , ,1 , I i ~ I , i I , 't I , , , . LAKE SUPERIOR RALLY Pastrana Cleans House By Jerry Winker Photos: Tom Buchkoe Travis Pastrana and Christian Edstrom took the Open Class and overall win at lake Superior, seen here in flight in their Subaru lmpreza WRS STi. Even though he had the cham-pionship in the bag two events earlier in the season at the Ojibwe Forests Rally, Travis Pastrana went all out for the win at Lake Superior Performance Rally in the middle of October. The final round of the nine event Rally-America series has always both a driver been and fan favorite always known for be-ing the "Oldest, Toughest, Mean-est Rally on The Circuit". Prior to 1994 this was the rally known as the Press On Regardless, or P.O.R. for short, so the history of this event is long withstanding in the upper peninsula of Michigan. Pastrana dominated the event by winning all but two of the stages. Before the event it was a known fact that Pastrana had locked up the championship with his Subaru Team USA WRX STi and that his navigator Christian Edstrom had locked up the co-driver's cham-pionship. The battle for second, however, was not finalized and three drivers could have gotten the runner-up spot. Ken Block, Pastrana's teammate, still had a far outside chance of getting the spot, however he was running the event in a Super Production class WRX STi. The car had struggled with reliability issues in the hands of Dave Mirra, who had other com-mitments LSPR weekend, and in the hands of Block at Colorado. Out of the seven events the car had run this season, it failed to finish on five occasions. For Block, it was a chance to find out the nuances of the car as well as an outside chance to get a podium spot or even a win. Block's biggest competition for the runner up spot for the cham-pionship was coming from two Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 drivers. Andi Mancin, from Poland had taken the runner-up spots at both the Ojibwe and Colorado events and a podium finish would put him squarely in second for the championship. Canadian Andrew Comrie-Picard came down again after winning at Colorado, the only event not one by one of the Subaru Team USA cars. ACP, as he's more commonly known, has tried several times to get the mon-key off his back and finish LSPR to no avail. Another Canadian out of the points battle but potentially an upsetter, Antoine L'Estage, was also running in a newer Evo 10 Ken Black and Alesandro Gelsomino won the Super Production Class, third overall, rushing through the forest in their Subaru lmpreza WRX STi. that had been run much of the Unfortunately, on the practice season in the hands of Tanner run on Thursday afternoon, the Foust, who had drifting commit- engine lost power in one of the ments during the weekend. This cylinders and Piotr's season was was L'Estage's first time at LSPR done. Pat Moro, who had a rough and his third event of the season. start to the season and almost He had an eighth at the Susque- threw in the towel on his season hannock Trail Performance Rally, after running the X-Games, had STPR, in Pennsylvania and a third a second at Ojibwe and a win at at the New England Forest Rally, Colorado which put him back NEFR, in his previous attempts. in the hunt. Jimmy Keeney, who Other top drivers in the Open had the points lead going into the class who had the potential of event, would have to run consis-mixing things up with the drivers tently as Moro was faster at the mentioned were Mark Fox (in the previous events. To make things ex-Ken Block Subaru WRX STI), worse, Block was entered in SP Arkadiusz Gruszka (the teammate and his finishing position could to Mancin) and Henry Krolikows- have a huge impact on the battle. ki (whose local knowledge of the Local Michigan drivers Heath terrain and rare DNF's here made Nunnemacher, Bryan Pepp, and him a local favorite). Evan Cline have had past sue-The Super Production category cesses here and Kenny Bartram, has boasted large fields up to ten Tim Rooney and Tim Penasack cars per event and LSPR was no were all dark horses. ANY driver exception. Initially 11 cars were had a chance for a podium spot as entered in the category and all the competition was fierce! of them Subaru WRXs. Roman The Two-wheel Drive category Pakos, who won the class at NEFR was pretty much sewn up at Colo-withdrew a week before the event rado. Dillon Van Way just had as the car was not completed after to start the event here at LSPR wrecking at Ojibwe. The champi-and that he did. The 17-year old, " onship battle was between three competing in a Ford Focus, could drivers going into the final round: have a fun event knowing he was Piotr Wiktorczyk, Pat Moro, and the champion. Doug Shepherd, Jimmy Keeney. Wiktorczyk had the veteran who has been running a strong start to the season, how- here since the early years of this ever, a DNF at Ojibwe early on event back in the 70's, was back in and missing Colorado put him his Dodge SRT-4 for the only time in third with a class win needed this season. His car had the best here to secure the championship. chance of winning the class unless Second in Super Production and fourth overall was the Heath Andi Mancin and Maciej Wislawski finished third in Open Class, fifth Patrick More and Ole Hunter were the third place finishers in Super Production, they were sixth overall in their Subaru STi. Nunnemacher/Mike Rossey Subaru Sti, here beautifully airborne. overall in their Mitsubishi lancer Evo. Oops, almost missed the turn, Mark Fox and Jake Blatner finished Capturing our award for highest flyer, the Krolikowski's finished sixth fourth in the Open Class, seventh overall in their Subaru lmpreza. in the Open Class, 10th overall in their Subaru lmpreza. Page 32 January 2010 Gary Wiggin and Kim Demott took the silver medal in the 2WD Class, they're seen here in their Volkswagen GTi. Dusty Times

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Bill Caswell and Elliot Sherwood took the 2WD gold medal, seen here in a left hander in their 1991 BMW 318i. something went wrong. Only five cars were competing nationally in the class. At the start of the rally, the only eventful thing to happen on Stage 1 were both Antoine L'Estage and Dillon Van Way receiving a two-minute penalty for jumping the start of the stage. On Stage 2 how-ever, the Super Production battle was two cars fewer after both Tim Rooney and Kenny Bartram rolled their Subarus. Rooney's newer STi received the worse damage and everything from the rear hoop on the cage back was flattened. He is already in the process of getting the car readied for Sno*Drift next year. At the first service Pastrana had exactly a one minute lead over Comrie-Picard with Block another 35 seconds back in third and leading the SP class. The biggest surprise was Heath Nunnemacher, whose last drive at a rally was here last year, sitting in fourth overall in a car he rented from Travis Hanson. He sat only 28 seconds behind Block after three stages. In fifth was Mark Fox, whose run nearly ended at the spectator point on the first stage when he swung wide, took out a sign and put the two right-side wheels off in a ditch on the outside of the corner. Fox kept his foot mashed to the floor and was able to pull it off. In sixth at this point and mov-ing up three positions on Stage 3 was L'Estage wh o was on the move back to the front. Mancin, running conservatively, was in sev-enth with Moro and Krolikowski behind him. Tenth overall was Doug Shepherd leading the two-wheel drive class. After a quick service in Kenton the drivers headed back out into the night-time stages. L'Estage was on a mission to move to the front and on Stage 4 moved up two spots into fourth, the next stage he was in third and after Stage 6 he had moved into second overall and had 20 seconds on Comrie-Pica rd. On Stage 7 Pastrana's transmission lost all but third and fifth gears. Thankfully, however, the stage was fast and he was able to carry speed through the corners and still wound up taking the fast-est stage time. By the time the car limped into service all that was left was fifth gear. A quick change of the gearbox and the problem was remedied. Stages 8 and 9 were two favor-ites of competitors, however, the continuing off and on rain over the day left the roads slick. On Stage 8, known as Herman, Bryan Pepp slid off course while battling for fifth in the SP class and lost nearly 30 minutes. Also on that same stage Comrie-Picard lost his Dusty Times engine while running in third. LSPR has never been kind to him as he's DNF'ed each time; this year was no exception. Stage 9, Menge Creek, was a fast stage with the exception of the middle which has a lot of tight downhill switch-backs. One particular corner on this stage caught many drivers off guard as first Pastrana smacked a tree with the tail, L'Estage hit a tree head on and lost the light pod, then Fox did the same and drove over the lightpod, and sev-eral other cars followed. L'Estage did the majority of the stage, now with a misty light fog, with just one headlight. Doug Shepherd's Dodge SRT-4, who had a handy lead on the Two-Wheel Drive cat-egory, was a casualty of the stage. So after all of the chaos of the rally's first night, Pastrana still managed to hold onto his lead over L'Estage by 3:20. Block moved into third after ACP's demise; however, his car was losing oil at an alarming rate. In order for Block to continue on with Day 2's stages his team decided to detune his car to save the engine and just finish the event. Mancin worked his way up the leader board into fourth with the battling SP class Subarus of Nunnemacher and Moro behind him, Mark Fox, now in seventh overall, had been running as high as fourth, how-ever, after his "off' on Stage 9 his crew decided to disassemble and complete work on the front-end of the car underneath an awning at a gas station in Baraga on the way back to Houghton. This was done just to make sure he would still be able to compete oo Day 2. Arkadiusz Gruszka now moved up into eighth in his Evo 9 with the Subarus of Keeney and Kro-likowski rounding out the top ten. With Shepherd out of the Two-Wheel Drive class battle, two cars were now vying for the class win with just seven seconds beween them. Gary Wiggin's GTI held the lead over Bill Caswell's BMW 318i, but this would be the battle of Day 2 as the GTI of Wiggin was losing oil and the BMW of Cas-well had the engine held in by tie-down straps and a rubber mallet after breaking the motor mounts the previous evening. Day 2's stages only totaled 30 miles, however, two of those stages were the famous paved Brockway Mountain stage and three stages were the running of the famous Delaware Min e stage which is one of the fastest in the country. At the start of Day 2 stages, both Block and Mancin were going conservative with no blasting out of the starting gates. Both cars Second overall, second in Open Class, Antoine L'Estage and Nathalie Richard fly in their slightly wounded Mitsubishi Evo X. limped from each start and drove $500 off Craig's List then caged with the flashers on just trying to and built in just one week before make it to the finish. its debut at the Ojibwe Forest Ral-After Stage 13, the first run-ly, less than two months earlier. ning of Brockway Mountain, Pas-W iggin's GTI had a puddle of oil trana now held a nearly four min-underneath it at the champagne ute lead over L'Estage who had spray as the leak on his GTI was 3:22 on Block, whose smoking massive on the last stage. car was worsening. Nunnemacher Back up front at the finish, had just passed the ailing car of Travis Pastrana did end up win-Mancin for fourth overall and was ning by 4:25 over L'Estage and ready to take the SP class win from Block. Block, who had backed Block if Ken's car couldn't make it off heavily on the last two stages, to the end. Also, in regard to the still managed to take third and a Super Production class Super Production class win for the championship, if both Block SRT USA team. Nunnemacher and Nunnemacher stayed in the had made up ground on Block, fight and kept ahead of Moro with but not enough to reel him in. Keeney right behind him, that Mancin made it home in fifth would give Keeney the champion- which was a respectable finish for ship with 97 points by just one the Polish driver who was limp-point over Moro at 96. Yeah, this ing his car to the end. The rest was a CLOSE battle! of the top ten stayed the same as On Stage 14 Bill Caswell in the previous night: Moro, Fox, the BMW was able to take the Gruszka, Keeney and Krolilowski. Two-Wheel Drive class lead from This meant that Keeney was now Gary Wiggin. The lead grew by a the first Super Production class mere few seconds after each stage champion. and by the end of the day Caswell The year end points over-limped his car home just 20 sec- all points ended with Pastrana onds ahead of Wiggin. Not bad dominating with 151 points over for a car that was purchased for Mancin (97), Comrie-Picard (86), Block (80) and Foust (62). Super Production again was Keeney at 97, Moro (96), Wiktorczyk (77), Travis Hanson (45) and Don Con-ley (44). The Two-Wheel Drive cat-egory had Dillon Van Way as the champ at 122 points, John Conley (87), Chris Greenhouse (44), Gary Wiggin (35) and Burak Tuglu (24). The announcement of the 2010 schedule shocked many as the Rally-America series is getting trimmed down to just six events next season: Sno-Drift, 100 Acre Wood, Olympus, Oregon, STPR and New England, meaning the series ends in July just before the X Games. The sad news is that this will leave two long-standing rallies, Ojibwe and Lake Superior, as well as the Colorado Rally, off the national schedule for next year with no plans at this point on making them part of the national schedule for maybe a mid-2010/ mid-2011 year. But with the ail-ing economy, no series spon-sor and many of the top teams tapped financially after running the X Games, it was decided that the last three events would be trimmed from the current schedule. The Ojibwe committee is hoping to put on a two-day re-gional event; LSPR has expressed interest in possibly having the divisional runoffs next year; Colo-rado at the time of this writing is deciding whether to continue on or not. To see LSPR go on next year as a regional event after decades of being a national and even FIA-level event, was a blow felt by the organizers and fans alike. It will be interesting to see how things pan out. 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"!fl.,~ STODDARD 250 Bilek overalls By Ste11e Ruddick Photos: Trackside Photo It was a good race for Mike Bilek, he drove his good looking car to the Class 1 win as well as the overall win at the Stoddard 250meet. What a marvelous day! I'm here in beautiful Barstow CA for the Mojave Desert Racing Stoddard 250 -the last race in the MDR 2009 California Championship Series. It's a double-points race for the fame and glory. Mostly clear and blue and sunny skies -with some high clouds overcast, acceptable temps, and just enough of a Barstow-breeze to keep the track --mostly--dust-free. What more could you ask for? How about 41 entries in 11 different Classes competing for the coveted 2009 MDR Class Champ? How about raw power versus "Barstow"? You get both, and more, from Dusty Times. DT brings you the raw dirt - when you can't be there to see. I bring back a couple of extra pounds inside my truck after every race. The price of being there and up-close so you can be, too. Grab a chair Race Fans. This .. is "Barstow". A Legend unto itself. I do believe Barstow leads the list of places of most open desert off-road races and events in the U.S.A. "Barstow" has a long history of duels in the desert sands. Even Gen. George S. Patton was here. Which means - Barstow is rough and tough -and brutal. The ruts and whoops and holes are deep, and so is the sand. The ruts have r U ts. The whoops have Wh--o=o=o--ps. The infamous Sand Hill. Barstow grows rocks .. big rocks. It gets used a lot. Hammered. Forward and counter-clockwise. Year after year. It doesn't get maintained. "Barstow" wins about 45% of the time, give or take a few DNFs. You can count the carnage; need 'parts'? "Rough" is a nice smooth ride in the??? OHV Park at "Barstow". Mr. Toad's Wild Ride gone berserk -is more like it. And people do this for fun, too? Like Mama Castilliani used to say: 'Watch-a out for all the "other" 'idiots' out there' 0/k). Go figure. I'm not complaining, mind you. I love my 'job'. Open desert off road racing is a test of the outer limits of man and machine against the harsh realities of dirt. "Barstow" dirt is very unforgiving. Course conditions change every lap - and usually for the worse. It is a dangerous sport. Hang on Race Fans - here we GO! The Course is the --B--"short-course" - Clockwise. 25.2 miles Salvador Cervantes took the gold medal in the Class 3 contest, he's seen here driving his Ford to a class win. of twists and turns and hills and drop-offs and sand and rock and ruts -and even a "Refrigerator" at MM6.4. Yikes! Eighteen major course changes on the OPS, six Road Crossings (RX), three Check Points (CK), and lots of thrills in between. Classes 1, 10, 1400 and seven Unlimited raced for nine laps; Class 1300 raced for eight laps. Classes 300, 900, 1450 raced for five laps. There were 41 entries, 34 starters, and 19 Finishers. Dennis with 11 Brothers Motorsports and Indio Dune Buggy Center manned the flags. Mike and Jenna Bilek won the Overall and First in Class in the Bilek Racing car #156. CLASS 1: Nine laps; 226.8 miles. Four starters, two finishers; 2 DNFs. Daniel Wingerning was second off the line at the Green Flag start in car #158 and was out in front in the fresh air by six seconds in front of Mike Bilek in car #156 after Lap 1 was done. Bilek was out in front by 47s after Lap 2. Bilek set the Fast Lap pace on Lap 3 at 53.6 mph in 0:28:34. Bilek [Tustin, CA] completed all nine laps in 4:31:57 at an average speed of 51.6 mph to win First Overall and First Place in Class for the day in car #156. Done in time for lunch. Just a Saturday 'cruise' through the old OHV park, eh. .. The OPS also read 113 mph! Bilek got to the checkered flag the fastest with a 0:03:50 margin-of-victory. It was a perfect win for Bilek Racing. With this third Overall win for 2009, Bilek was able to secure the coveted year end Class 1 Unlimited Championship in the MDR California race series. Bilek had been chasing George Pondella in a trophy truck in points all year. With his win today, Bilek secured the points chase for the year end total. Mike had two co-drivers. For the first four laps and 100 miles Mike's daughter, Jenna Bilek, was in the spare seat. When # 156 stopped for fuel, Tim Hopkins jumped in for the remaining five laps. They drove in the Bilek Racing Chevy LS? Porter race car, since their Chevy HMS car is currently being prepped for the final BITD race in three weeks; where Bilek is currently third overall in year end points. Mike said "Today's course was very rough, one of the toughest courses around, so the pace had to be fast -but we had to make the car last too. Lap times began , 1 in the 28-minute range, but as the day wore on, we slowed it down to 30-minute laps to insure the finish and the win. This is still a great race - where you can start at 8:00 AM and finish by noon, and know you have hit some of the most demanding terrain". And while her older sister, Alexa, is away at college in Colorado, Jenna Bilek got to play. "This was my first time riding with my dad. It was pretty rough. I was kinda scared and screamed once, but it was all good and a lot of fun!" Alexa Bilek still won second in Class 1200 for 2009, in car #1267. Bilek Racing is also working with MDR to sponsor another race in 2010. Bob Morton was the big winner in the Class 9 contest, he's seen here heading to the checkered flag. Eric Cox was the big winner in the Class 10 contest, he's seen here in his really mean looking car at speed. Daniel W ingerning in car #158 was within seconds of Bilek every lap. Wingerning drove hard and fast, but those seconds kept adding up and after nine laps #158 finished in 4:35:37 to win Second Overall and Second in Class at 50.9 mph. The Silver -Danny Wingerning was the silver medal winner in the Class 1 conflict, Aaron Pearce was a wee bit off the winning pace in the Class 1300 he was less than four minutes in arrears when the checkers flew. contest, but, he still managed to snare a second place finish. Page 36 January 2010 Kenny Walker gave it all he had, he was the second place finisher in the Class 1400 fracas, he was less than five minutes in arrears. Dusty Times

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I • It was a nice Class 1300 win for DJ Jeffrey at the Stoddard 250, he's seen here at speed headin' for the checkered flag. Wayne Lugo was the big winner in the Class 1400 contest, he's seen here hustlin' his big Ford to the finish line. and a spot on top of the Overall podium ain't too shabby in my book. Bryan Yonan had a hard day at the races in his yelfow Yonan Racing truck #199. Yonan was about six minutes off the race pace at the end of lap 1. Yonan was about four and a half hours off the pace after lap 2. Yonan had some serious mechanical issues when he broke a heim joint on the right-rear trailing arm. I watched as the pit crew worked their *** off getting #199 fixed and back on the track. Yonan made it thro1:1gh Lap 3 and DNF'd after that. Nice try. George Pondella didn't even make it through Lap 1 when the tranny blew up in the TI #58. They replaced the trans -and the torque converter blew up. Pondella was in the hunt for the class championship. Some days it doesn't pay to even take it off the trailer. CLASS 10: Nine laps; 226.8 miles. Two entries, two starters; one finisher, one DNF. David Greenhill got the hole shot at the green flag in car #1056 and got in three laps of fun before he DNFd after Lap 3. No more fun. Eric Cox [Orange County, CA) lasted all nine laps to win First Place in Class and Fifth Overall in the Team Cox Racing car #1000. Cox had a 10-minute lead after Lap 1 _was done. Cox won the Fast Lap award on Lap 2 at 46.5 mph in 0:32:50. Cox crossed the finish line in 5:25:39 at an average speed of 43.1 mph. Cox won the Gold medal and sole spot on the podium in class. "That was a lot of fun! I had a great time", Cox exclaimed. "The course was rough and tore up and was just brutal in spots. We didn't have any flats or other problems and the car held together. Good day. The most fun was going fast enough to pass other cars -and win, and get a Big trophy!" Sounds like fun to me too. CLASS 1400 Unlimited: Nine laps; 226.8 miles. Seven entries, seven starters; three finishers, four DNFs. There was a lot of back-and-forth action in .. Class 14u all day but only three when #1409 ran into some serious last car to cross the finish line, he would make it to the checkered issues on Lap 8 and was 'down for still won First Place in Class and flag and a spot on the podium repairs' for the equivalent of two Seventh Overall for the day. Jeffrey inside the .Winner's Circle. Wayne laps. That bump allowed Lugo to also wins a year's subscription Lugo got the hole shot in truck cruise into the Winner's Circle to Dusty Times for finishing last # 1436 at the start line and was to claim First Place in Class and Overall to get the Checkered Flag out in front of Kenny Walker in Third Overall in truck #1436 by a - and with a 45 minute margin to truck #1402 by 36 seconds at the 0:04:07 margin-of-victory at 47.4 spare on the Max Time Limit clock end of Lap 1. Tyler Fain in truck mph; in 4:55:58. Kenny Walker too. Congrats! #1419 was only six seconds behind [Apple Valley, CA) finished in CLASS 1300: Eight Laps; Walker. The deck got shuffled on 5:00:05 at 46.8 mph to win Second 201.6 miles. Four entries, three Lap 2. Lugo is still up front in Place in Class and Fourth Overall starters; two finishers, one DNS, truck #1436 with a lm-22s lead in the KW Fabworx truck #1402. one DNF. D.J. Jeffrey needed a ahead of Tyler Fain in #1419. Jay Jose Perez helped with the wheel motor. DJ called Julie 'Desert Arnold was now running in third duties and C. and Z. Brasil were Beeatch' Meehan to 'borrow' hers. spot fo truck # 1409, about 35 co-drivers. Walker drives a Ford Meehan said: "How about you seconds behind Fain. Walker, in Ranger with front beams and borrow my car?" Jeffrey did and #1402, had fallen back to fourth trailing arms and a 302ci motor Meehan helped drive. "I love it. spot, but was only four seconds with C6 trans. "The trans ran a Any length and a chance to drive behind Arnold. All the racers up little hot", Walker remarked. "It suits me just fine", Meehan said. front cranked it up a notch or two was your average Barstow - rocks That's the spirit! Jeffrey said: "We on Lap 3. Wayne Lugo cranked it and big and bigger dirt piles". had a great race - the perfect run. up the mostest in his Ford F250 Jay Arnold did get #1409 fixed No flats, no problems; clean. We on Lap 3 to win the Fast Lap award and to the finish line in 5:49:39 lapped the field on Lap 2 and 5 at 49.5 mph in 0:30:57 in truck to win Third Place in Class and and 7." Jeffrey added: "Barstow #1436. That was the second fastest Sixth Overall for the day at 40.2 is rough. The section between lap Overall of the day too. mph. Arnold [Hesperia, CA) and S/F and MM25.2 really sucked!" End of three laps and Wayne co-driver, Joe Standish, race a This was Jeffrey's second Class Lugo in #1436 is still leading the Chevy Colorado (with a Ford RR). Championship in a row. Jeffrey rest of the class by 2m-44s ahead "We did good", Arnold stated. "No and Meehan completed all the of Tyler Fain in #1419. Walker had flats. It was brutal at MM22. It was required laps in 4:55:53 at 42.2 moved back into third spot in line rough and we we~e coming in a mph to win First Place in Class in truck #1402 and was running "little hot" and ... we had to weld in car #1388. #1388 also won the about two and a half minutes up the front center link. My neck Fast Lap award on Lap 8 at 42.9 behind Fain. Jay Arnold, in #1409, is kinda stiff and sore, too." Some mph in 0:35:27; icing on the cake. had slipped back to fourth spot days you win. Some days you don't. #1388 won by a 1:29: 16 margin-of-about six minutes behind Walker. Congrats to all who tried. victory. The pink Desert Beeatch Fain fell off the main pace on Laps CLASS 1600: Nine laps; 226.8 # 1388 also passed quite a few 4 and 5 and #1419 ended up in - miles. One entry, one starter; one other cars and trucks along the the DNF column after that. Greg finisher. All Joe Jeffrey had to do way - lapped 'em and left 'em in Flores was running decent lap to clinch the 2009 MOR Class the dust. Just a cruise in the park. times in truck #1408 - until Lap C_hampionship was "finish" in Nice win. 6. "We were cruising -bookin' car #1600. That prospect didn't Aaron Pearce came to race in it - when the pitman arm broke", exactly look promising for #1600 car #1344, but got set back on his Flores said in the pits while his on Lap 1 when Jeffreys was down rear (w)heels on Lap 1 and just crew was grinding and welding and for over an hour. No mui bueno. couldn't make up the speed and getting it repaired. Flores DNFd That can put an *Ouch* on your time and ground to catch Jeffrey. too. Tyler Scott was still in -the fun real fast. On the other hand - Pearce still finished in 6:25:09 to hunt through Lap 7 in truck #1414 never underestimate the abilities of win Second Place in Class at 32.4 when the dreaded DNF bug found your pit crew -or your competitors. mph in car # 1344. Mike Donahue him too. Ouch! That left three to h ain't over until you put it on was. also in the Class 1300 race mix duel it out in the sands in Barstow. the trailer for the drive home. in car #1312 and was holding his Kenny Walker continued to Jeffrey did get it fixed, and drove own up through Lap 6. Donahue drive some very consistent lap on to victory. Jeffrey completed got it fixed and completed Lap 7 times in truck #1402, but just all the required laps in 7:17:47 at before his race day was done; DNF. couldn't gain much ground on 32.1 mph. #1600 also clocked the Nice try. Lugo in #1436. Jay Arnold also Fast Lap on Lap 3 at 38.7 mph in CLASS 300: Five Laps; 126 stayed in the hunt for victory 0:39:52. And while Jeffrey was the miles. One entry, one starter; one ,--------------....... -----------, f .., . finisher. Salvador and Catherine and Reyes Cervantes were the sole racers in class in car #348. Laps 1-3 brother Reyes Cervantes was co-driver. "We ran into a little traffic and dust but all went well with no issues", Cervantes said. Stopping for a splash of fuel and a co-driver change on the start of Lap 4 -Catheryn Cervantes (wife of Sal Cervantes), got into the co-driver's seat to finish up the race; again without any mechanical issues. "The truck held up great and nothing broke except for the driver's side leaf spring. We found one broke at the post race inspection back at the main pit. For a short wheel base truck (1975 Ford Bronco) it was a tough little course", Sal said. Catheryn Cervantes said: "This was my first time co-driving with my husband as I have my own Baja bug I race in -but thought I would give it a try and see what his truck was like. I prefer the bug!! And to Drive!" You Go Girl! The Cervantes clan finished all five laps in 5:01:07 at 25.9 mph to win First Place in Class. Sal waited to Lap 5 to turn in his fastest time at 25.5 mph in 0:59:34. CLASS 900: Five Laps; 126 miles. One entry, one starter; one finisher. Bob Morton was the sole entry and winner in Class in car #906. Morton beat "Barstow" to win First Place in class in 4:01:47 at 32.3mph. #906 also won the Fast Lap award on Lap 2 at 31.95 mph in 0:47:33. CLASS 1450: Five Laps; 126 miles. Fifteen entries, 11 starters; eight finishers, three DNFs, four DNS. Wow! This class was packed. There was lots of action. Jeremy Deakins, in truck #1481 [Norco.-CA), went as fast as he could for the firs.t half-mile - and then blew a rod in the V6 motor because the oil cooler was cracked and leaking. Ouch. Garrick Freitas [Tulare, CAI, was out in front in truck #1463 by nine seconds ahead of Jeff Angeleti in truck #1487 after the first lap was done. Freitas had increased his lead to lm-27s by the end of Lap 2. Freitas clocked the Fast Lap in class at 45.1 mph in 0:33:53 and increased his lead to almost ten-minutes on Lap 3. Freitas DNF'd on Lap 4. "We were doing great", Freitas said. "It was a little rough. We had a good rhythm going and everything was going smooth - when we lost the third member on Lap 4". Ouch. That kinda thing does have a tendency to ruin your race day. That bump put the small-block Chevy-powered Ford F250 of Jeff Angeleti [Santa Maria, CAI, in the lead in the STDC Racing truck - up until Lap 5 when #1487 broke an upper link. Ouch. This was Angeleri's second race ever. "We passed four other 1450 trucks", Angeleti said. "It was c,ntinud ,n ,111 38 Guillermo Garllardo was really looking good in the Class 7 contest, Jay Arnold was really flyin' high in the Class 1400 contest, a long Jeff Angeleri was the bronze medal winner in the Class 1450 contest, unfortunately he was unable to finish his final lap. eighth lap had him taking home the bronze medal for the class. he's seen here flying his Ford towards the checkered flag. Dusty Times January 2010' Page 37

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rougher than *#@*!. It's Barstow". Yea, huh. Angeleri still finished in 4:06:09 to win Third Place in Class at 31.7 mph. Meanwhile Kelly Essenwanger [Mentone Beach, CA] and co-driver,· Robert Doak, kept a conservative but steady pace in the 1993 Ford Ranger ODR Race Fab truck #1468. Essenwanger runs a 4L V6 and C4 trans with trailing arms, and F350 I-beams and spindles up front. "The truck ran good", Essenwanger said. "No flats. No problems. But we did take a potty break. The course had. both rough and fast sections. Our goal was: Just Finish". #1468 finished in 3:18:59 at 39.2 mph to win Second Place in Class for the day -AND MOR Class 1450 Champ for 2009! Congrats. Serge Bomhard was running in third spot in truck #1476 after Lap 3 -when the leader # 1463 DNFd on Lap 4. That bump moved Bomhard up to second spot at the end of Lap 4 -about six and a half minutes behind Jeff Angeleri in truck #1487. Angeleri broke an upper link on Lap 4 and Bomhard surged hard to take the Checkered Flag in 3:09:28 and win First Place in Class by a 9m-31s margin of victory at 41.2 mph in the 'Dan-Dan The Termite Man' truck #1476. This was only Bomhard's third race in the truck, and his first ever MOR race. Serge Bomhard [Visalia, CA], drove Laps 1-3 with co-driver T.J. Eastham, and Eastham drove Laps 4-5 with co-driver Armando Leal. Bomhard races a Ford Ranger with a 4L V6 motor and C4 trans. "We had an :uneventful flight with frequent flyer miles", Bomhard said. "No flats, no problems, no b.rokens (except for the flapping rear fender panel). The course had rough and fast sections. It was exciting getting air born. The last four miles was tight - whoops - it was fun. Going 70 mph on the flats was fun too." That's the wrap on this race story. The MOR 2009 Stoddard 250 is done and in the record books, and you read about it here Serge Bomhard was the Class 1450 winner at the Stoddard 250, seen· here hustling his really good looking truck to the checkers. in Dusty Times. Fame and glory. It isn't a ride in the park or an easy course to get to -the Ch.eckers and a spot inside the Winner's Circle. Those that do have been through the meat grinder we all call -"Barstow". You must first beat "Barstow" in order to defeat your competitors. In this race -56 percent of those who started also finished. That means 44 percent - Not finish. At this level, people mostly do it just for the fun of it -and maybe a trophy and bragging rights > until the next race is On! It ~ a dangerous sport and hobby, but the mixture of fun and adrenaline and raw competition on the edge of the envelope in the dust and dirt, is something that gets in your blood ... sit back and enjoy the ride. Kinda like the old Land Rush times > Line 'em up * Let 'em Loose! Go For It* I'm lucky to have a 'job' that lets me be there and Up Close so Race Fans can read all about it in Dusty Times. You can count on Dusty Times to bring you all the 'good dirt' that's. fit to print. (P.S. Let me know next time I dean out my truck if you need any spare dirt.) Happy trails. MOR will hold their 2009 Year End Awards Banquet on December 6, 2009 at the Doubletree Hotel 888 Montebello Blvd., in Rosemead, CA. And The Winner's Are: CLASS 100 1 156 MIKE BILEK 258 GEORGE PONDELLA 3 158 DANIEL WINGERNING CLASS300 1 348 SALVADOR CERVANTES 2 328 CHUCK MUNCY CLASS 500 1 501 MIKE MATLOCK CLASS 550 1 579 STEVE JONES CLASS 700 1 723 ROB SIMS 2 707 GUILLERMO GARLLARDO 3 711 STUART GIC.ORED CLASS 775 1 775 STEVEN MARSEE CLASS 900 1 903 CHUCK KRUMM 2 906 BOB MORTON 3 977 JEREMIAH WATSON CLASS 1000 1 1056 DAVID GREENHILL 2 1025 KELLY BOYLE 3 1000 ERIC COX CLASS 1200 1 1203 TERRY INGOLD 2 1267 ALEXA BILEK 3 1290 BRADY HELM 4 1213 TAYLOR MORFORD 5 1297 TERRY WYREMBEK Joe Jeffrey had a long first lap but he carried on to take the Class 1600 win, he's seen here just before touchdown. · Kelly Essenwanger took second place honors in the Class 1450 battle, Kelly was less than 10 minutes in arrears when the checkers flew. CLASS 1300 CLASS 1500 1 1388 D.J. JEFFREY 1 1526 DALLAS LUTTRELL 2 1344 MRON PEARCE 3 1312 MIKE DONAHUE CLASS 1600 4 1307 PAUL McALLISTER 1 1600 JOE JEFFREY 5 1310 SCOTT ZIMMERMAN 2 1621 CHRISTY SIZELOVE CLASS 1400 3 1650 CHAD BAESKENS 1 1419 TYLER FA.IN CLASS 1900 2 1436 WAYNE LUGO 1 1998 BRIAN FITZPATRICK 3 1409 JAY ARNOLD 2 1994 JEREMIAH CLASS 1450 LANDRETH 11468 KELLY 3 1988 JOSHUA LUCERO ESSENWANGER 2 1460 MARK SLATER CLASS 3000 3 1481 JEREMY DEAKINS 1 3016 BRIAN ROBERTS 4 1494 VINCENT MUNOZ 2 3018 KARL SCANLAN 5 1471 DAN TYSON • 3 3068 JIM KNOX , I Mark Slater, seen here just at takeoff was the fourth place finisher in Cameron Samuelson was a wee bit off the winning pace at the MOR the Class 1450 battle, Mark finished seven minutes off the podium. Stoddard 250, Cameron finished fifth in the highly competitive class. Tommy Trego had a terribly long fourth lap, Tommy ended up finishing in sixth place in the highly competitive Class 1450. Nick Tonelli wasn't having too bad a race until the fourth and fifth Vincent Munoz had big problems on the first two laps of the race, laps, he had big problems arid ended up seventh in the 1450 Class. he finished in eighth place in the· Class 1450 battle. Page 38 January 2010 Frank Gilliland didn't have a good day, he set fast lap for his class on lap 1 but it was downhill from there, an unfortunate dnf. Dusty Times

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BIGBPERFO (P)Q){Df;lffiJD 2009 SCORE POINTS-CHAMPIONS Class 5 Kevin Carr Class 5-1600 Alonzo Angola Class 10 Mikey Lawrence Class 12 Brent Parkhouse BEST IN TBE DESERT POINTS CHAMPIONS Class 1100 Jake Jones Class 5000 Rick Holmes Class 7200 Dave Caspino . ♦ MORE POIN-J.·S cau,ptION Class 12 Danny Savant SNORE POINTS CHAMPION 1-2 .1600 Roh MacCachren OVEkaJ,I, POINTS Roh MacCachren LUC•so•TPOBDSERIESPOINTSCB&MPION LIMITED BUGGY Bruce Frailey TORC c,•••••.OID CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS CHAMPION PRO SUPER BUGGY Shawn Morris V-Pro State Championship -Baja Sur Class I Julio Hererra 1-2 1600 Carlos Olmos 11 J

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Par se/Burgess 2009 Score-Lite Point Champion Toyota Milestone Award-Completed 1713. 76 Miles Laughlin Desert Challenge- 3"' Place San Felipe 250- 2nd Place Baja 500- 1st Place Primm 300- 3rd Place Baja 1000- 1st Place Special Thanks to Brian Burgess for all of your Preparation and Driving Skills helping Parkhouse Motorsports, without that we would not be in the winner circle. Also Special Thanks to Desert Assassins and all of the Yokohama Racing Crew. Co-Riders DJ Jeffries, Dean Cogn·to, Chuck Sacks, Told Huffake, Matt Taylor. Thanks to my brothers; Brian and Bart, father; Jim and nephew; Cody for all the years of support . . ✓~ ( MOULTON on•oADMC6CAJIS OFT Page 44 January 2010 Dusty Times

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~ MEXICAN LOGISTICS JOO Mario Acosta Takes Class 1 By Byrle Moore Chapter/Number 5 in the CODE season, is of course in the record books; and with this next to last race of the year, several of the possibilities for class winners have gotten a lot tighter. We will talk more about this to-ward the end of the report. Photos: Foto-Baja-Mex The first weekend of October showed little, if any, changes to the fall landscape here on the northern Baja. It looks pretty much the same Alex and Leonardo Navarrete took first place honors in the Class 10 contest, they're seen here hustling their Jimco to the finish line. from July through November. Gets under three minutes back was the darker a little earlier and cools down team of Collie Porter and Christian a bit, but unless there is rain, the Serna with times of 1:22:30 and course just goes through the rocks 1:21:43 and a 2:44:13 for the silver. and dirt, maybe clockwise instead of Meanwhile the bronze was taken on counter clockwise. CODE set up a the 3X bike ridden by Alex Olguin fairly typical run, but there are always and his time was 3: 19:04. The cur-a few surprises lying just out of sight rent Pro class leader Francisco Sep-until you are on top of them. Oops? tien protected his lead by entering Bikes and quads ran their two and having a fairly quiet ride, which laps starting just after sunrise and lasted a little over four hours, 4: 11:08 the cars and trucks followed suit to be exact. about three hours later. Most of the In the Sportsman ranks there cars and trucks ran three laps and were 14 entries, 13 started and 11 of a couple of classes only ran two, as them finished with times. Topping indicated by the various times below. the list was the 54X bike ridden by First the bikes and quads; four Carols Becerril and Mike Stein; starters in the Pro Class and David these guys ran times of 1:29:57 and "Speedy" Gonzalez and Noe Ibarra 1:30:56 for a 3:00:53 and the win. were first back to the checkers with Cuauhtemoc Beltran and Jesus Rios runs of 1:22:23 and 1:19:28 for a went 1:36:32 and 1:38:59 for a sec-combined 2:41:51 and the gold. Just ond place time of 3:15:31 and Paul --------------------------Lopez and Andy Padulo took the The Luis/David/Luis/Alfredo foursome took the gold medal in the Class 12 fracas, they're seen here at very high speed. The super husky Class 8 truck of Lopez/Lozano and Salizar took the Class 8 win, they're seen here just at one of many takeoffs. 52X bike to a third place finish with times of 1:45:42 and 1:36:14 for a combined time of 3:21:56. There were 13 entries in the Clase Pro Quad set, 12 started and only five of those starters made it to the checkered finish. The three-man team consisting of Julio Lizarraga, Enrique Martinez and Stephano Caputo shared runs of 1:44:20 and 1:43:42 for a time of 3:27:52 and the win. Just under a minute back was another three man team, this one made up of Joel Leal, Gustavo Perez and Artemio Perez who had lap times of 1:44:47 and 1:43:29 for a 3:28: 16 and the silver. The Qll quad was ridden by Eduardo Ramirez, Carlos Apdaly Lopez and Continued on page 46 Performance Proven for Desert & Off-Road Use 150 Heavy Duty Sizes to Choose from Detail & Pressure Wash Tanks Marine Holding & Water Tanks Bulk Storage & Waste Tanks R.V. Tanks Quality Products & Friendly Service RONCO PLASTICS, INC. • 714-259-1385 • FAX 714-259-0759 • 15022 Parkway Loop, Suite B • TustirJ, CA 92780 • CALL, WRITE or FAX us to Receive a Free Catalog VISA ' ~-------------------------------------------------------~ Dusty Times January 2010 Page 45

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! l Arnoldo Gutierrez and crew drove their good looking buggy to the Class 1600 win, seen here at one of many landings. Jaime Lopez and with lap times of 1:51: 12 and 1:45:37 for a 3:36:49 and the bronze. Sportsman Quad had 22 entries, all of them started and 16 of them made it all the way back for times. Gold was garnered by the three-man team of Alex Gomez, Jose L. Ramirez And Guillermo Berenguer; riding the Q71 quad with times of 1:42:47 and 1:40:52 and a total time of 3:23:39. The silver went to the Q63 quad ridden by Ismael Gonza-lez, Marco Geraldo Jr., and Gilberto The Sierras/Acosta ultra clean truck was the big winner in the Class 7 contest, seen here at speed on the course. Ramirez. Their times were 1:45:29 and 1:1:47:18 for a 3:32:47. David Ponce and Cesar Navarro copped the bronze with times of 1:49:48 and 1:50:00 for a 3:39:48. That is a grand total of 53 entries in the four classes and a very good turn out for a fall run in the sun. Thanks guys. Oh yes there were a few cars trucks and buggies too, about 95 to be exact and 59 of them completed their required number oflaps. Mario and Melchor Acosta along 'f I with Victor Gasca, had the fastest Class One times in two of their laps, with times of 1:16:42 and 1:18:29; they had dropped ten seconds to the second place team during the third go round, but still maintained a two minute and 20 second lead at the finish, for first in class and fourth over all. That second place team was one of the Mango Racing group's trucks, the #70 truck of Gary Magness, who shared the chores with Rob Kittleson, Matt Robinson and Mark Curren. Their three lap times consisted of runs of 1: 18:07, 1: 19:04 and 1:20:12 for a second place time of 3:57:23. Just 15 minutes back was the other Mango truck, the number 3 2, almost twin, driven by Chelsea Magness (yes, they are related), Jes-sica McMillin and Devin Housh, in with lap times of 1:23:17, 1:22:52 and 1:26:19, for a 4:12:28 and the bronze. Three entries in the Class Ten ranks, but only two of them started, However, both finished their three laps with times. Alex and Leon-The Salgado/Castillo/Pinielas trio were the Class 10 silver medal Elias Canchola and Roger Norman drove their pickup to a second Roberto Romo and friends drove their Class 1600 speedster to a winners, they're seen here on their way to the checkered flag. place finish in the Class 8 contest, here getting airborne. silver medal finish, they're seen here heading for home. www.robbygo Page 46 January 201 o Dusty Times

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i \ • ardo Navarrete took their # 1049 car through the traps with times of 1:17:15, 1:17:41 and 1:19:43, very consistent, and a finishing time of 3:54:39 for the gold. Just a little over six minutes back was the team made up of Sergio Salgado, Cesar Castillo and Tavo Pinielas, who ran laps with times of 1:18:59, 1:24: 15 and 1:23:37 for a combined time of 4:06:51 and the silver. Jose Lopez, Daniel Salas and David Lerma were non-starters for some reason or another. Luis Barragan, David Garcia, Luis Borbon and Alfredo Barragan made up the only team to finish in Class 12. They had times of 1:24:03, 1:31:20 and 2: 14:03 for a total time of 5:09:26 and the class win. Jesus and Cesar De La Torre along with Roberto Rabago and his crew drove their Baja Bug to the Class 5/1600 win, they're The coveted Class 9 win went to Eduardo Laguna and his organization, seen here Jorge Saenz, were only able to finish seen here on their way to glory. just before one of many thousand landings. two laps and the second took over First back across the finish line was man team left the line 30 seconds between the eventual winner and the against the gold winners who ran an hour longer than the first. Some the three-man team consisting of after the Lopez, Lozano and Salazar second place finisher at the second a 1:18:50 for a 3:48:37 and a final breakage, of one type, or the other? Juan Carlos Lopez, Jose Alberto Lo-team but actually finished the first lap. 1:15 flat for the Lopez team and of 3:51:21 for the silver. There was Their two lap times were 1:31:26 and zano and Pablo Salazar. These guys lap 23 seconds ahead. Times were 1:22:34 for the Canchola team. At somewhere around three and a half 2:31:27. were going tooth and nail against the 1: 14:47 for the former and 1: 14:24 the finish of the third lap Canchola minutes separating the two teams. Class 8 had three entries and all two-man team of Elias Canchola and for the latter. There was a difference and Norman had made up four of Meanwhile a four-man team made three completed the entire course. Roger Norman. The Canchola-Nor-of over seven and a half minutes those minutes with a run of 1:14:23 ------------------------,......,..,.;.....,a;,,;.;;.;;.,.;;.;~.,..;.:=-:a..a.:=--===-----, Alberto Gonzalez and Johnathan Quintero hustled their pickup to a Emilio Salcido and his trusty crew drove their Bug to a second place Jose A Gonzalez and his crew piloted their Class 9 buggy to a second second place finish in Class 7, here just airborne. finish in the Class 5/1600 Class, here at speed on the course. place in Class finish, seen here at speed. 2010 MEXICAN 1000 RALLY cul l}~1tS\ APRIL 28-May 2, 2010 llPDATEO c t\ L 11 Mexicali~ Bahia de. Los Angeles~ Loreto~ La Paz OIJRSE! ~ HE U n fl IP Ji-Parnem Jones, Malcolm Smith, Bud Feldkamp, Bruce Meyers, Walker Evans, Larry Roeseler, Eddie Mulder, Bill Varnes, ~ .. Roger Norman, Rod Hall, John and Ray Swift, Curt LeDuc, Dave Westhem, Rick L. Johnson, Mouse McCoy, Rick D. Johnson, Scott Whitney, Jim Kirby, Ricky "RJ" Johnson, Jim Ryan, Marty Fiolka, Ron Johnson, RPM Off Road, Dusty Times Boyd Jaynes, Bill Brindle 111, Gary Dixon -Lost Boys Racing and more ... HONORING THE PAST. FORGIHG THE FUTURE. National Off Road Racing Association I \ Since1967 -l,-RAbbY!Q!LRf ~!H www.M EXICAN1 January 2010 Page 47 . ,l

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. ( . ,,. 5 The Durons, Armando, Armando Jr., Israel and Cesar were the big winners in Class 7S, seen here headin' for the checkers. Ray Newton and Javier Walton drove their squeaky clean buggy to the Class 14 win, seen here at speed on the course. up of Beny Canela, Julian Rivera, David Bryant and Andres Rodriguez was in the hunt, but just barely. Their times of 1:40:32, 2:04:01 and 1:43:08 added up to a bronze finish time of 5:27:41. Don't think they stopped for lunch, but probable re-pair stops were costly. Arnoldo Gutierrez Senior and Junior ran laps amounting to a 1:25:36, 1:32:10 and 1:43:18 for a combined time of 4:41:06 to win the 1600 Class. After a somewhat slow start, Roberto Romo and Juan Mayoral had laps of 2:25:48, 1:43:45 and 1:23:06 for the silver finishing time of 5:22:39. Josue Delgado and Marcos Valenzuela had even more troubles with a first lap of 3:46: 15 a second of 1:53:02 and a final of 1:57:37 and a time of 7:36:34. Two other 1600 cars were only able to complete parts of two laps and were ultimate! dnf s. This race Class 11 belonged to Fernando Flores and friends, they took the class win in their good looking Bug. Oscar Baldaramma Jr. and Tito Nyul took the gold medal in the Class 15 contest, they're seen here on the way to the win. Five starters in Class 7 also and only two of those were able to com-plete the required distances. Filib-erto Sierras and Abraham Acosta were the gold winners with their very consistent laps of 1:42: 19, 1:49:04 and 1:49:55 and a winning time of 5:21:18. The other finisher was the 703 team made up of Alberto Gon-zalez and Jonathan Quintero, with three lap times consisting of a very slow $:02:40 a second la 1:36:04 and third of 1:30:59 for a total of 7:09:43 form the silver. Three others in class were only able to finish one and two laps. Eleven entries in Class 5/ 1600 and ten started and seven of them were able to complete the required distance of three laps. Two four man teams and two solo drivers brought back the wins. Roberto Rabago, Humberto Davila, Luis Corona and Juan Solis shared top of the platform after their runs of 1:35:21, 1:36:07 and 1:51:09 for a 5:04:37 and the gold. Another four-man team con-sisting of Emilio Salcido, Daniel Leon, Miguel Hurtado and Miguel Moreno with lap times of 1:40:53, 11:44:08 and 154:49 for a silver winning time of 5: 19:50. Richard Garavito with his times of 1:40:17, 1:47:07 and 1:52:49 for a 5:20: 13 garnered the bronze trophy. Fourth place finisher was Alberto Varela with times of lL: 32:30, 1:55:53 and 1:57:58 and a 5:26 21 finish. Class 9 fielded seven starters who were only required to run two laps, as indicated by the times listed below. The winner of this was a three-man team comprised of Eduardo Laguna, Carlos Ortiz and Marcos Martinez and they ran laps of 1:47:09 and 1:48:01 for a 3:35:10 and the gold. Just over five minutes back was a four-man team made up of Jose A. Gonzalez, Higinio Garcia, Jesus Ibarra and Victor Godines with their laps of 1:48:15 and 1:52:05 and a total time of 3:40:20 for the silver. Another four-man team comprised of Manuel Silva, Manuel Ibarra, Jose Colis and Francisco Col is 2: 19:09 and 2:09:2F for a 4:28:36 and the bronze. There were five trucks entered in Class 7S and three of them finished with times. A four-man Duran team with Armando Senior and Junior, and Israel and Cesar took home the win with their time of 3:53:23, which consisted of runs of 1:54:39 and 1:58:44. A little over five minutes back were another team of Duran's, this one consisting of Sergio, Rafael, Pedro and Antony Rodriguez. Their first lap was a 1:59:21 and a second of 1:59: 12 for a 3:58:33 and the silver. The third place finisher was another four-man team, this one made up of Gabriel Ramos, Bobby Ruiz. Miguel Ramos and Ivan Chavez; their two laps COl).-sisted of runs of 1:58:16 and 2:19:55 for a 4: 18: 11 and the bronze. ..J Fifteen teams were listed as en-tries in Class 11 and ten of those completed the required distance of FUEL SAFE!! ~l,v THE NAME SAYS IT ALL. -Olf 1.111E Your Source for $fOJI/'/ Off Road Fuel Cells ~, Page 48 Custom Fuel Cells FREE Ground $hipping when you shop online. Made to Your Specifications Standard Fuel Cell In Stock -Ready to Ship ~ January 2010 The Rivas/Garcia/Duenas Ford took top honors in the Class 18 action, they're seen here on their way to the win. David Gonzalez and Noe Ibarra were the big winners in the Motos Pro Class, here nicely airborne and headin' for home. Dusty Times

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. ',' The Duron/Duron/Duron/Rodriguez quartet drove their really good The second place finish award in Class 11 went to the Reyes/ The Quintero and friends 4 seater scored a second place finish in Class 14, they're seen here on their way to the finish line. looking truck to the silver medal in Class 7S. Murrieta/ Ortega trio, seen here on their way to the checkers. two laps. There was one non-starter and two others who never made it through their first lap. The winner was Car 1140 piloted by Fernando Hores, Gilberto Arreola and Carlos Rivas. They ran laps of 2:05:38 and 2:07:36 for a 4:13:04 and the gold. Daniel Reyes, Luis Murrieta and Hector Ortega ran 2: 10:05 and 2L:0949 for the silver and the 1141 car teamed up with Antonio A. Ramos, Omar Del Rio Ramos and Manuel Barrera had lap times of 2:17:17 and 2:19:53 for a 4:35:10 and the bronze. In the Sportsman Division the 14 Class needed three laps and the rest only had to go two. Times as indi-cated. Ray Newton and Javier Wal-ton teamed for the 1400 win with laps of 1:37:20, 1:47: 12 and 1:31:04 for a first place winning time of 4:55:37. Meanwhile Jose Quintero, Carolina Quintero and Noe Raigoza went 1 :30: 12, extended the second to 2:00:34 and came back with a 1:31:54 for a 5:02:40 and a second place finish. A three-man team com-posed of Jose Martinez, Jesus Garcia and Mario Reynoso had lap times of 3:34:32, 1:58:30 and 1:49:31 for a 7:22:33 and was awarded the bronze. There were five other entrants, one no start, and four others who only managed one or two laps. Eight entries in Class 1500 and two of them were non-starters. Os-car Balderrama Jr. and Tito Nyul teamed for the win with two lap runs of 1:57:26 and 1:59:04 for a 3:56:30. Second place was the team of Omar Chavez and Omar Landavazo who Continued on page 55 The big winners in the Matos Sportsman Class were Carlos Becerril and Mike Stein, here hustlin' towards the checkers. The Gomez/Ramirez/Berenguer trio seem to be looking the wrong way as they rode to the Quad Sportsman victory. The Lizarraga/Martinez/Caputo trio rode hard, as you can see, to take the always elusive gold medal in the Quad Pro class. The Magness/Kittleson/Robinson/ Curren truck took the silver medal in the Class 1 contest, seen here at takeoff. A second place finish in Class 15 was awarded to Omar Chavez and The Safari Class win went to Luivan Voelker Jr., senior and Nicolas Collie Potter gets airborne as he heads to a silver medal finish in the Pro Class, Christian Serna was the other rider. Alberto Landavazo, seen here on their way to the finish line. Galindo, seen here in their good looking car. The Beltran/Rios duo gave it all they had but they had to settle for The Leal/Perez/Perez group scored a second place finish in the Pro second place in the Sportsman Motorcycle Class. Quad Class, seen here saving a bit of tire wear. Dusty Times January 2010 The Gonzalez/Geraldo Jr/Ramirez trio get it a bit airborne on their way to a silver medal finish in the Sportsman Quad contest. Page 49

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Foddrill 3-4 seat street legal Reg-istered in Texas, LS6 pump gas 400hp, Fortin w/ converter, Fox shocks coil over and by-pass, VDO, Howe, WR coolers, 50 gal cell, Mastercraft, BF on JJ wheels, Pro Am hubs and brakes, Roof rack w/ light bar, Race ra-dio w/ carbon fiber head sets, XM radio w/external speakers, OPS, ODO shows 546 miscarbon fiber dash, windshield, a set of spare tires w/ wheels, a set of sand tires w/ wheels, chase box, spare parts, single axle open trailer inc. $99,000.00. Cesar Fuentes (915) 726-3823 afuentes@fuentes7. Don't Rent-Own a 125 MPH Unlimited 2 Seat Raceco 2.8 FAT type 4 Fox Wildwood BFG PCI Mastercraft, Prepped and Ready to Race 2010 Season. Spares and 2009 trailer $30K OBO Las Vegas. Bob Leighton. (702) 622- 5720. For Sale: Temple Racing Class f ·Race Car. LS 2 Mhtor, ap-proi.::-, 500hp, 3 Speed Auto-matis: Tr.ansmission (Mogie), Penhall Front End, King Shocks Front and Rear, Top of the Line Tires, Reinforced Rear Cage, Custom Exhaust Piping, Cus-tom Trailer with 6 Excellent Spare Tires, Extra Front Lighting for Easy Night Driving, Built· Rb.AL 66T ATb.. U.A6~/R..~NT AL.:> Vacation Rental Vacation Rental in the Exclu-sive Indian Wells Country Club in the Sunny Palm Springs area of Southern California! 2 or 3 bedroom furnished for your complete relaxation and if you are a glutton for punishment, play golf on 1 or both of the beautiful courses. FYI, wire-less internet and long distance ·phone calls (USA) included. $ at $4,500.00 in sea-sop (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr) or $2,300.00 per month not in season. Call (760) 345-6124. INDl:...X TO .D.DVl:...R.. Tl61:...R..6 with all Premium Patts, Class · Baja Designs .. .-,:: .......... ,.: .................... 34 1 Race Ready.$76;000.00 (760) Baker Precision FOR SALE: Completely re-built or brand new everything, Turnkey LS 1, Mendeola, spindels, axles, cvs, wiring, switches, OPS, 4 way inter-comm,. brand new wheel and tire spares, raceable, has won overall and great playcar pre-runner, $85,000.00 (707) 249-8406, prepped and ready to o! FOR SALE: LeDuc built/ RPS maintained Bronco Pre-Runner. Built from the "ground up" by Curt LeDuc. 3. link, Spool, Kings, Fox Bumps, 32 gal Fuel Cell, 37" BFG Projects, KMC Wheels, Radio-Intercom. $50,000.00-Call Brad (949) 939-4137. CODE Mexican Logistics 100 frompage49 went 1 :44:56 and 2: 19:20 for a 4:04: 16 and second place. Third place finish was a three-man team made up of Daniel Licon, Baudelio Juarez and Jesus Tiros who ran 2:49:02 and 2:04:08 for a combined time of 4:53:10. Four other teams finished all required distances. There were a record 13 entries in Class 18, but two of them were non-starters. Nine others went the required distance and Jorge Rivas, Arturo Garcia and Also Duenas teamed in the # 1800 truck and scored runs of 1:29:47 and 1:25:18 for a nice 2:55:05 and the win. Second place went to the team of Fernando Duron, Erica Cuevas and Panchito Gonzalez who had lap times of 1:35:49 and 1:37:24 and a finishing time of 3: 13: 13. The bronze winning lap times of 1:43:30 and l:42:3lfor a 3:26:01 were run by the 1808 team composed of Federico Regla, German Nunez and Federico Regla Jr. Six other times had finish-ing times. The Luivan Volker's Junior and Senior, along with Nicolas Galindo, made up the only and the win-ning Safari Team; they had runs of 2:44:36 and 1:59: 14 for a 4:43:50 and the gold. And thus ends the fifth race of the CODE 2009 season. As men-tioned in the lead, one race left on the first weekend of December to help decide the various champion-ships; several of which are tight enough, that the last race of the year will likely decide the winners. Here are a few of those to look forward to, or in this case look back on, since this story won't appear until January. Only three points sepa-rate Class One's first and second. FOR SALE: Class 1 Porter, LS2, Redline pump gas, 520 Hp, WR coolers, Fortin 4 speed, w/ converter, King Kongs, 45 gas cell, Kenwood radio, 10.5 gps, ProAm Hubs and brakes. 6 Hel-la, lots of spares. Car works great and is in immaculate condition. $135,000.00. Call (915) 626-7986 or Nextel 62*14*16663. Class 12, ten points, between first a second. Class 1/1600 12 points, between first and second place. In Class 9 there is an eight-point sepa-ration. Class 7S has an eight point difference and there are six points in Class 15, and seven points in Class 18. A final standings report will ap-pear soon. In the meantime the CODE staff want to thank all of the participants from all the teams and all the spon-sors who have constituted this a very successful season. Without the families and friends and all the fans it would just be dust in the desert. The 2009-year has been a near re-cord ·setting year, with numbers of entrants and other successes. Look-ing forward to the 2010 season where again there will be six races spread across the top half of the Baja. Class entry continues to increase across the board and the persons at CODE want to again thank everyone con-cerned. See you soon down here on the Baja. Via con Dios. 323-5230. FOR SALE: Jimco Class 1 Raceco. Championship winning PRO ARMOR Jimco. Won class one title in MORE series 2007! Redline LS7 motor 650HP. 8 to 1 exhaust, Fortin 5 speed se-quential with torque converter. Fox.2.5 and 3.5 shocks, Fox bump stops, Fortin hubs, Howe trophy truck steering rack, Beard racing seats, 50 gallon fuel cell, trans, oil and converter coolers. Dual batteries, C&R radiator, Kenwood race radio, Lowrance OPS, complete spares package. Has the very best of everything. $119,000.00 Or TRADE. Call Alex (714) 273-5755. Rb.AL 66T ATb.. fOQ. .=>AL~ Own the desert: 40 acres in Ocotillo Wells. Property board-ers the back of the Blue Inn Resort, Owner will finance. $15,000.00 down-$420.00 a month for 120 months. Inter-est free for the life of the loan. That's $65,000.00 total. Call Ed (909) 732-3714. Racing Products ............................ 33 BTR Racing Wheels ............................ 40 Butch's Speed Shop ........................... 40 Fat Performance ................................ 42 Fox Racing Shox ........................... 28-29 Fuel Safe Racing Cells .... : ................... 48 Kar Tek Off Road ................................. 5 King Off-Road Racing Shocks ............... 4 Lucas Oil Renezeder Congratulatins .................. Back Cover McKenzie's Performance Products ..... 19 McMillin Racing ................................. 13 Menzies Motorsports ......................... 41 MOR Wild Wash250/Fud 200 ............. 39 NORRA 2010 Mexican 1000 Rally .................................... 47 Off Road Swap Meet ......................... 17 Parkhouse/Burgess Congratulations ... 44 Parkhouse/Ridings Congratulations .... 11 Penhall Fabrication, Inc ..................... 21 Racer X Motorsports ......................... 14 Redline Chuck Cheek Congratulations ............................. 26 Redline Penhall/ Martin Congratulations .................. 31 Robby Gordon Off Road ..................... 46 Ronco Plastics ................................... 45 SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge ........ 2 SNORE Battle at Primm ..................... 43 Soltek Light Systems ......................... 54 South Point Casino .............................. 9 Transaxle Engineering ........................ 23 Wilson Motorsports ............................ 35 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• : Sell or swap your extra parts and pieces in DUSTY TIMES. ClassifieJ Advertising rate is only $25 for 45 words each month, not including name, address and phone number. Add $5.00 for use of black and white photo, or a very sharp color print. Maximum size 5"x7" .All Classified Ads must be PAID IN ADVANCE. REMEMBER - CLASSIFIED AD SPACE IS LIMITED -YOUR AD MAY BE PUT OFF ONE ISSUE IF NOT RECEIVED IN A TIMELY MANNER. Enclosed is$ Name Address _____________ (Send check or money order, no Cash) --------------City----------------------------------------------------------------State _______ Zip ______________ Phone __________________________________ _ Dusty Times January 2010 Please run ad ti mes Mail to: DUSTY TIMES 20761 Plummer Street C hatsworth, CA 91311 118~11i1mu 2009-10 ISSUE DEADLINE Feb 10 Jan 8, 10 Mar 10 Feb 19, 10 Apr 10 Mar 19, 10 May 10 Apr 16, 10 Jun 10 May 14, 10 Jul 10 Jun 18, 10 Aug 10 Jul 16, 10 Sep 10 Aug 13, 10 Oct 10 Sep 17, 10 Nov 10 Oct 15, 10 Page 55

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