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2010 Volume 27 Number 3 Dusty Times Magazine

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Volume 27 • Number 3 • March 2010 $2.50 ISSN8750-1732 Celeb,a~ing ou, 27~h Yea, OF se,viee To The OFF Road communi~y j covering the world of competition in the dirt •.•

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3 .. 24-10 TORR Kick Off Party. Hussong's Cantina, Mandalay Bay 6-9pm. 3-25-10 Quattty·ng 1pm. General Tire Fanfest Meet and Greet Party. Fremont Street East 6-8pm. 3-25-10 Golden Nugget General Tire Mint Queen Crowning Party. Gold Diggers Club, Golden Nugget 8:30-12am. 3-26-10 Driver Registration. El Cortez Hotel 8:30am-5pm. Tech/ Contingency. Fremont Street 9am-5:30pm. Drivers Meeting. Golden Nugget Hotel 6pm. 3-27-10 General Tire Mint 400 Race Starts 7am. 3-28-10 SNORE/General Tire Awards Banquet 11am.

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n Volume 27 - Number 3 March 2010 DllliYlillDIG Publisher Emeritus Jean Calvin Editor John Calvin Associate Editor Judy Smith Editorial Assistant Bekki Wikel Controller John Calvin Marketing Pat Caplan Circulation Vance Scott Contributors Scott Bottomley J. Preston Bradshaw Jim Culp Mike Del Col Nicole Del Col Steve Hilton Victor Gazca Martin Holmes Rod Koch Byrle Moore Steve Ruddick Maurice Selden Darryl Smith • Tony Tellier Trackside Photo Art Director Larry Worsham B.O.R.E. ----....0,,,,.-...---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. DUS1Y 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 ••• In the 1984 SCORE Barstow Classic we see Ivan Stewart leading Larry Minor in the Class 8 contest, neither finished well. 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 Laughlin Desert Challenge by Judy Smith ................................... 8 58th Rally of Sweden by Martin Holmes .................................................. 14 Lucas Oil Shootout by Homer Eubanks ................................................... 18 MORE Toys For Tots by Steve Ruddick .................................................... 22 Glen Helen Baja Cup Challenge by Homer Eubanks .............................. 34 MORE Kartek Shootout by]. Preston Bradshaw ..................................... 36 DEPARTMENTS Happenings .............................................................................................. 5 Trail Notes ................................................................................................ 6 Good Stuff.Directory ............................................................................ 42 Classified Ads ......................................................................................... 47 Index To Advertisers ............................................................................... 47 ON THE COVER Kory Halopoff had a wonderful weekend at the SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge, he drove his Tatum-Chevy to the Class 1 win, he's seen here nicely airborne. Photo by Trackside Photo Chuck Cheek had a good run at the Lucas Oil Shootout at Lake Elsinore, he took the win in Unlimited Buggy, had a minute in hand at the checkers. · Photo by Trackside Photo Visit Our Website at Sudae,z,tde 7044f/ to, DUSTY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! □ 1 year -$25.00 $40.00 □ 2 years -□ 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 Canadi~n • 1 year $30.00 US n Overseas subscription rates upon request Dusty Times March 2010 Page 3

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We always do a memorial page for Jean Calvin in the March issue each year, some very kind words from old friends and fellow racers. This year, we're going to give you a picture of the Jean Calvin none of you ever knew, Jean in her earlier years as an ice skater for Holiday On Ice, the Sonja Heine Ice show and Ice Capades. Jean skated with them all, toured all over the world and was in all of Sonja Heine's movies some years back. So, here she is, back in the old days, making people happy with· her talents and she was a damn good ice skater too. Page 4 March 2010 Dusty Times

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Trail Notes ... SNORE RACERS ATTENTION - Please be advised that all SNORE racers must conform to the following: In an attempt to increase the safety at SNORE's events, starting at Caliente, a second portable UL approved 2.5 pound ABC rated dry chemical fire extinguisher, in working condition, will be required on all classes to be mounted on the outside of the race vehicle. LUCAS OIL SCHEDULE REVISED - Lucas Oil has announced a revised schedule for 2010. The new dates and locations are: March 6-7 Las Vegas Motor Speedway, April 17-18 Speedworld Off Road Park, Surprise, AZ, May 22-23 Las Vegas MotorSpeedway, June 26-27, Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele, Utah, August 7-8, Southern California (TBA), September 25-26, Speedworld Off Road Park, Surprise, AZ, November 6-7, Las Vegas Motor Speedway and December 11-12, Firebird Raceway, Phoenix, AZ. ( These dates are listed in Happenings under LOORS) RED FACE DEPARTMENT - We were embarrassed a while back, when we reported on the SCORE Awards Banquet. We somehow neglected to mention that the Pit Crew Of The Year Award went to the Baja Pits people. They have been providing pit services for thousands of racers for many, many years. It is the first time in probably 15 years that someone other than BFGoodrich has won this award and seeing Baja Pits take the honor is inspiring to all of us. We hope they continue to provide help to racers for many years to come. SCORE & MASTERCRAIT -On the eve of this weekend's 2010 SCORE Desert Series season opener in Laughlin, Nev., SCORE International has announced that prominent Southern California manufacturing company MasterCraft Safety has signed a three-year contract to be the co-title sponsor of the popular MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race. SCORE CEO/President Sal Fish in association with MasterCraft Safety owner and SCORE racer Robbie Pierce used the Southern Nevada race as the backdrop to make Thursday's announcement regarding the new SCORE sponsorship.Based near San Diego in Santee, Calif., MasterCraft Safety is the leading manufacturer of performance off-road suspension seating, five-point restraints, window nets, and limit straps. In addition to its three-year agreement as co-title sponsor for this race with SCORE International, MasterCraft Safety will also be providing an added $10,000 cash contingency purse to the event. TOYO TIRE - Following a highly successful 2009 racing season, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. announces the company has renewed contracts with key Team Toyo drivers and added new members for 2010. In 2009, Team Toyo drivers won championships in SCORE, TORC, SCCA® Solo and ProSolo, NHRA® Sportsman and in Redline Time Attack! Robby Gordon claimed the first-ever Overall SCORE Championship and SCORE Trophy Truck Championship for Toyo Tires during the 2009 season. Gordon continues to be a force for Toyo Tires as he races in events such as Dakar®, off-road and short course. Ron Whitton of G&R Racing won two races last year in SNORE (Southern Nevada Off-Road Enthusiasts), and was the first driver to win on the newly released 39-inch Open Country M/T-R tires. Whitton's G&R team will compete in a variety of desert events hosted by SNORE and SCORE. Returning for the 2010 season in short course off-road racing are Team LeDuc; father Curt, and sons Todd and Kyle with their highly successful short course Ford F-150 pro truck racing program. Racing on Toyo® Open Country M/T®-R tires, Team LeDuc won 12 short course races last year in both the TORC and Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series. Kyle LeDuc won the 2009 BorgWarner Cup and finished second overall in the Pro 4X4 class. Todd LeDuc won the BorgWarner World Championship for Pro 2WD trucks, while finishing third overall in the Pro 2WD class championship. Also returning for off-road action is Rick Deremo of Team Extreme Motorsports. Last year, Deremo finished second overall at the XRRA ™ (Xtreme Rock Racing Association) finals on Toyo Open Country M/T-R tires. He was also the historic first-ever driver to win in rock racing using an independent front suspension design car. To learn more about the full line of products from Toyo Tires®, the brand voted #l overall by independent tire dealers across North America*, log on to Toyo Tires manufactures and distributes a complete line of replacement tires for high performance cars, luxury vehicles, light trucks and SUVs as well as tires for commercial trucks, buses and off-road and construction applications. TOYO TIRES CONTINGENCY PROGRAM -Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. announces its continued support of motorsports with several contingency programs offered for autocross, road racing, drag racing and desert off-road racing. Through a combination of cash payouts and Toyo Bucks, contingency monies are available in SCCA® (Sports Car Club of America), NASA (National Auto Sport Association), NHRA® (National Hot Rod Association), IHRA (International Hot Rod Association), NMRA (National Mustang Racing Association, NMCA (National Muscle Car Association) and SCORE-International (desert off-road racing.) SCORE-International desert racers can win contingency money for running products such as the championship-winning Toyo Open Country M/T® tires in classes including Trophy Truck, Class-1/2 1600, Class 8, Class 7, Cla~s 7S and Class Stock Full. "Toyo Tires is proud to be an active supporter of motorsports both on and off the road," said Stan Chen, manager of events and motors ports, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. "Both amateur and professional racers alike can benefit from Toyo Tires' support of racing, while enjoying the advantages of competing on products that are capable of delivering championships." LUCAS OIL - Lucas Oil founders Forrest and Charlotte Lucas announced Thursday that Lucas Oil Products, Inc., has become the principal stockholder of MavTV, a 24-hour cable and satellite television network. "With as many different things as we sponsor we thought the timing was right to get more involved with MavTV," Forrest Lucas said. "It's really an aggressive Page& CODE OFFROAD MADERO 621-A MEXICALI, MEXICO 21100 760-455-8069 USA 0ll-52-686-553-4087 MEXICO April 16-18, 2010 San Felipe 200 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-S, 2010 Race Ready Mexicali-San Felipe, B.C., MX COLORADO HILL CLIMB AssocIA TION BARB V AHSHOLTZ, PRESIDENT (719) 531-3642 W/ (719)687-9827 H P.O Box 8286 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80933 (719) 653-8449 CORP P.O. Box392 CALEXICO, CA 92232 HECTOR CERECER 011-52-65-66-4458 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, D&T PROMOTIONS DAVE VAN DEREN 2405 BAKER AVE. EVERETT, WA 98201 (206) 339-9079 (All events at Hannigan race track, Bellingham, WA or Thurston Count)' ORV Park, ot,mpia, WA) DAKAR RALLY DARREN SKJLTON BAJA AUTOMOTIVE ADVENTURES 455 E. OcEAN BLVD., Sum 208 LoNG BEACH, CA 90802 (562) 755-2278/FAX: (562) 590-7925 <> DECATUR FoUR WHEEL DRIVE CuJB DECATUR, TX 76234 ToMALLEN (800) 662-3649/(214) 641-2090 DESERT STEEL MOTORSPORTS 1863 COMMANDER DRIVE LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ 86403 (928) 855-2208 EAsrFRN Ofl'-RoAD RACING AssN. TOM DEUUDER, SR. 1091 TOWNSHIP LINE ROAD WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 ENsFNADA BAJA OFF RoAD RACING Av. REfORMA 1136 ENSADA, BC, MX 0ll-52-646-1818989 Eus10 01 l-52-646-1715230 AARON Races for buggys & Motorc,cles EsTERO BEACH INTERNATIONAL Short Course Racing VICTORIA GALINDO ENSENADA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO 0ll-52-646-176-6230 FORDA FWRIDA OFF ROAD DRIVER'S ASSOCIATION JASON LEIBIN (727) 376-4176 Mar, Apr, Ma,, Noo at Davidson Racewa, FUDPUCKER RACING TEAM 1855 PARKWAY DRIVE s. EL MONTE, CA 91733 626-442-9320/959-579-6151FAX GENERAL TIRE TROPHYLITE SERIES DRIVE RACING ORGANIZATION March 2010 760-352-6020 Las Vegas, NV GLEN HELEN OFF-ROAD SHORT COURSE SERIES PO Box6950 SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92412 CONTACT: Boa BEYER, OFF-ROAD DtREC-TOR PHONE: (909) 815-5811 Short course, stadium and desert race classes March 13, 2010 Round #l April 24, 2010 Round #2 June 12, 2010 Round #3 July 10, 2010 Round #4 August 28, 2010 Round #5 October 2, 2010 Round #6 November 1S, 2010 Round #7 GLEN HELEN BAJA CuP CHALLENGE SERIES PO Box 6950 SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92412 CONTACT: Boa BEYER, OFF-ROAD DIREC-TOR PHONE: (909) 815-5811 Desert race classes August 7, 2010 Round #l December 11, 2010 Round #2 GORRA GEORGIA OFF RoAD RACING ASSOCIATION 420 HOSEA ROAD UWRENCEVIUE, GA 30245 (404) 963-0252 GPORRA GREAT PLANES OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION TIM HODGE (402) 991-6048 Scorr MORROW (816) 792-2126 (All races are short course, stadium sryle Classes, 2010 Sportsman, 1/2-1600, 5-1600, Sport Truck, Quads, Tough Truck Nebraska Racewa, Park, &it 420 on I-80 between Omaha and Lincoln.) For latest info check <> HIGH PLAINS OFF ROAD RACING 2000 w. QUINCY AVENUE #B ENGLEWOOD, CO 80110 303-806-8062/ 303-781-0974 fax INTERNATIONAL lcE RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 8105 ST. PAUL, MN 55108 STEVE BEDDOR (61i) 937-3816/Fax 474-2769 INTER-SHows MoTORSPORTS PROMOTIONS, INc. P.O. Box 2910 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690 (949) 582-2371 ]EEPSPEED 1826 N. WINDES ORANGE, CA 92869 714-538-7434/ fax 714-633-1724 March 26-27, 2010 SNORE General Tire Mint 400 Las Vegas. NV May 21-22, 2010 MORE Day/NightJeepspeed Light Force 500 Lucerne Valley, CA Sept 10-11, 2010 MORE Chilli CookOff 250 Lucerne Valley, CA Dec 3-4, 2010 BIID Jeepspeed Challenge Finals TBA KAMLooPS OFF RoAD RACING Whispering Pines Sports & Recreation Center KAMLOOPS, BC, CANADA Mike Strange (250) 573-4003 LAS VEGAS SANDSPORTS & OFFROAD EXPO (626) 961-3782 <> <> L.I.T.R.E. )EFF ELROD (408) 926-0522 )IM ARUTA (408) 247-4402 LOORRS LUCAS OIL OFF ROAD RACING SERIES March 6-7, 2010 Lake Elsinore Motorsports Complex Lake Elsinore, CA March 6-7, 2010 Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas, NV April 17-18, 2010 Speedworld Off Road Park Surprise, AZ May 22-23, 2010 Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas, NV June 26-27, 2010 Miller Motorsports Park Tooele, UT August 7-8, 2010 Southern California Venue TBA September 2S-26, 2010 Speedworld Off Road Park Surprise, Az November 6-7, 2010 Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas, NV December 11-12, 2010 Firebird Raceway Phoenix, AZ MAMARRITA OFF RoAD RAcING Luts CARLOS ALVAREZO PANAMERICANA AVE #5105 Co. 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Box664 GREENUP, IL 62428 (217) 962-1318 E-MAIL: <> MDR PRODUCTIONS OFF-ROAD RACING SERIES 1853 PARKWAY DRIVE, 2010 SoUTH EL MONTE, CA 91733 PHONE: (626) 442-9320 FAX: (626) 579-6051 E-Mail: <> 2010 California Championship Series_ April 3, 2010 Mojave 250 Barstow "B", CA May 1S, 2010 Ridgecrest 200 Ridgecrest, CA June 2S, 2010 MDR400 Lucerne Valley (Double Pts) "A", CA August 14, 2010 California 200 Night Race Lucerne Valley, CA September 2S, 2010 Lucerne 250 Lucerne Valley" B", CA November 6, 2010 Stoddard 250 Barstow "B" (Double Pts), CA 20 IO Superstition Championship Series All Races 2010 at Plaster Cicy, West/East April 24, 2010 King Of The Desert June 12, 2010 Coyote Wash, 2010 Night Race, 2010 Double Pts September 4, 2010 Return 2 The Desert 200 October 16, 2010 Superstition November 26-28, 2010 Sprint 2 The Dash December 31, 2010 The Dash M.O.R.E. MoJA VE OFF RoAD RAcING ENTHUSIASTS P.O. Box 1231 BARSTOW, CA 92312 Dusty Times

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760-253-4453 < March 20, 2010 Balls Out 250 Barstow, CA May 22-23, 2010 ORAFSOO Lucerne, CA Julyl7,2010 Freedom 250 Barstow, CA September 11, 2010 Chili cook off 200 Lucerne, CA October 9-10, 2010 5th Annual Powder Puff Barstow, CA December 4, 2010 Holiday 200 Barstow, CA MicmGAN SPORT BUGGY ASSOCIATION DAVE BARRET 6363 NIGHTINGALE DR. FLINT, ML 48506 (810) 730-9221 MoroWFSr WINTER TRlALs SERIES . Biu MARKHAM (909) 860-1857 <> AU event.I at Pen-is Racewa, (At Reed Valley with a school) NATIONAL Muo RACING AssN. RT. #l, 2010 Box 380 DAVE OR MARLENE RYAN PALATKA, FL 32177 (904) 325-5422 NATIONAL TuFF TRUCK AssN. Butch Chapin Motorsports Promo-tions 1404 EAsr 3RD STREET HAsnNGs, MN 55033-1415 (612) 437-2459 NOORA NORTHERN Omo OFF RoAD RACING ASSN. GARY WULFF (724) 283-2678 E-MAIL <> Buggies, Pilot/Odysseys, Trucks, Quads (Spring Valley Racewa,, on route 518, 20 minutes SW of Lisbon, OH) (Thunder Valley located 15 minutes from Spring Valley) NORRA NATIONAL OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION (661) 268-1232 April 28, May 2, 2010 Mexican 1000 Rally Mexicali, BC, MX OFFRoADEXPo SPIN COMMUNICATIONS (415) 380-3890 OFF RoAD RAcING AssocIATION Volunteered Series PRESIDENT, 2010 GEOFF LEE 1243 TRICE ROAD LEBANON, TN 37087 (615) 453-5830 CLASS REP., 2010 1/2-1600 BRUCE MEYERS (865) 453-1005 CLASS REP., 2010 9 & UNLTD. MICHAEL MOORE (334) 271-7035 OUTLAW REP. DON PONDER (314) 631-8190 (All Races at Wheeling in the Councy 900 Acres) Omo OFF RoADERS INc. 1427 GOSHEN HILLS ROAD S.E. NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO 44663 JIM KENDEL (216) 339-4674 All races held at Harrison County Fairgrounds. Cadiz, Ohio ONTARIO OFF RoAD RACERS ASSOCIATION RICK T!CHBOURNE, PuBLIC RELATIONS (519)-681-4192(H)/(519) 457-2913(W) OUTLA w SEVEN PICKUP 9269 UMMELMAN ST. 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Coverage of the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, team demolition derby racing, skid plate racing, motorcycle hill climbing, the American Sprint Car Series, indoor dirt karting, and mud bogging already fill the programming schedule. with other series set to be added in the near future. "The ultimate goal is to make MavTV the place for race fans to go to watch the stuff they want to see the most," Forrest Lucas said. "We're trying to make it as easy as possible for people to keep up with the various types of racing out there. Moto rsports is a lot more than just NASCAR. The grassroots stuff has a huge following but they haven't always had a home on the big networks. Now they'll have a dedicated TV network that's happy to have them and promote them properly around the world." Lucas Oil Products, Inc., currently sponsors the Lucas Oil Motocross Championship, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series presented by GEICO Powersports, Lucas Oil Sprint Car Dirt Series presented by K&N Filters, and the Lucas Oil Modified Series presented by Rockstar Energy Drink. Lucas Oil Products, Inc., also is the broadcast presenting sponsor and Official Oil of the GEICO Powersports Endurocross Series. Launched on Oct. 1, 2004, MavTV is broadcast in High Definition in more than 70 markets across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. The network appeals to a target audience of men aged 18-54 with unique and opinionated programming that zeroes in on common interests of the viewers, including everything from sports and fitness to money and gadgets. In 2009, the rapidly expanding network completed a far-reaching affiliation agreement with Comcast and also was picked up by the DISH Network. Additionally, MavTV is available to customers of Charter Communications, Cablevision, and Verizon, and deals have been executed with Time Warner and Bright House Networks. Today, the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series announced that the series will feature over 70 hours of television programming over four broadcast networks. With multiyear contracts confirmed with CBS Sports and SPEED, the popular short course off road racing series will also be featured on the VERSUS (VS.) and MAY-TV networks. The national network contract with CBS Sports includes three, one hour episodes in 2010 with coverage expanding to five, one hour episodes in 2011. This CBS Sports partnership brings the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series into the CBS Sports Spectacular family, offering a commitment of promotional support from the network. This two year agreement compliments a new three year contract with SPEED to provide the series with the firm foundation of a long term television presence. Maintaining a philosophy of providing the complete line-up of short course off road racing classes to viewers, VERSUS will feature ten hours of coverage highlighting Limited and Unlimited Buggy racing along with the growing SuperLite class. The complete season of all televised classes will be re-aired on the MAY-TV . network providing additional coverage. CANIDAE ALL NATURAL PET Fooos -It was announced that CANIDAE All Natural Pet Foods has aligned itself in a marketing partnership with Lucas Oil Products and the far reaching motorsports properties that fall under the Team Lucas umbrella. No stranger to motorsports marketing, CANIDAE will add to its already impressive list of racing interests that include the NHRA Top Fuel Funny Car of Jim Dunn Racing, the Rockstar Energy Suzuki CANIDAE Pro Supercross and Motocross Team, CANIDAE Sand Drag teams and the CANIDAE Pet Foods off road Trophy Truck and Class 6 Truck. "This connection with Lucas Oil Products provides us with the opportunity to share our message of Responsible Pet Ownership and the CANIDAE product line to the national and worldwide audience that is passionate about motorsports and their pets. Each of these individual series that Lucas Oil oversees provides unique and exciting racing and we can't wait to be a part of it," said CANIDAE Director Scott Whipple, himself a sand dragster record holder and co-driver of the CANIDAE Pet Foods Trophy Truck. This comprehensive program will provide CANIDAE with a full slate of national grass roots racing event programming and on-site activation opportunities to complement their high profile motorsports endeavors. Along with fielding teams in many of the involved series, CANIDAE will be the Official Pet Food of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series and the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series. "All of the folks at CANIDAE share our enthusiasm for racing," said Lucas Oil Products Executive Vice-President Bob Patison. He continued, "We are delighted that they see the wide ranging marketing opportunities that are created with this partnership and we look forward to working with them side by side to accomplish their goals." CANIDAE All Natural Pet Foods Founded out of love for pets and animals, CANIDAE Pet Food , Inc. manufactures and distributes a complete line of healthy, meat-based, holistic, all natural dog food, cat food, and gourmet pe~ treats sold worldwide through independent pet food retailers including over 7,000 locations throughout the United States and Canada. For the most recent information about CAN I DAE and its line of healthy pet products, visit Rancho Suspension -Rancho Suspension, a leader in suspension and shock technologies for trucks, SUVs and other vehicles has announced nine new maximum travel shocks, built specifically for use with torsion bar leveling kits. The shocks will be available in March 2010. Headquartered in Long Beach, For the most recent information about CANIDAE and its line of healthy pet products, visit RANCHO SUSPENSION -Rancho Suspension, a leader in suspension and shock technologies for trucks, SUVs and other vehicles has announced nine new maximum travel shocks, built specifically for use with torsion bar leveling kits. Calif., Rancho Suspension is manufactured and marketed more Trail Notes an,■,,40 Page 7

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IUJII LAUGHLIN DESERT CHALLENGE McMillin overalls By Judy Smith Photos: Trackside Photo ~ • ;j>;. • . ··········-*.... . .. _._,.#Ill••••.,_, .. ♦• "' •••••• ,. .. . . . . .... .. . . . . .. . . . . . A great weekend for Andy McMillin, Ford F-150, he took the Trophy Truck win as well as the overall win, he had 7 minutes in hand at the checkers. · Laughlin, NV: Against a back-drop of casinos and mountains, SCORE racers and spectators enjoyed a weekend of nice weather and terrific racing at SCORE's 2010 season opener in Laughlin, Nevada. When they added up the times the "overall" winner at this year's bumper car type event was Andy McMillin in his Ford Trophy Truck. The schedule changed a little this year, with registration, con-tingency, tech inspection and the Laughlin Leap all on Friday, and racing on Saturday and Sunday. There was also practice for all and qualifying for the Trophy Trucks, to determine their start order, on Friday. The chosen date was help-ful also, since it was on Martin Lu-ther King weekend, which meant that many teams could wait 'ti! Monday to drive home. As always, the threat of storms loomed large. The month of Janu-ary is a bit iffy as far as the weather goes, but when it's nice, it's pretty much perfect for racing. That's how it went this year, with breezy, cool weather on Friday for the con-tingency assembly. But the breezes died down and the big crowd that showed up to watch the long jump contest, "The Laughlin Leap" were comfortable without being wrapped up in blankets. The "Leap" was not quite as spectacular as it's been in the past, perhaps due to a small difference in the shape of the long jump. There were no record-breakers this year, 'tho the audience seemed to enjoy the fun. They were also very enthusiastic about the flashy fire-works that capped off the evening. Josh Daniel was the overall winner in the "Leap", flying a to-tal of 111 feet in his Class 1 Racer. Luis Camarena, in a Ford Trophy Truck, flew 108 feet and six inches for first in the Trophy Truck di-vision. Camarena, who lives in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California, was at the event for the first time. Robbie Pierce, in a Chevy Trophy Truck, was second, at 104 feet six inches. In Class 1, Pat Dean took second place in his Bunderson Chevy by flying 109 feet. In Class 1-2/1600 Cody Robinson in a Romo, flew 77 feet to win, while Rob MacCachren, in an Alumi-Craft, went 71 feet for second place. The small truck win went to Dave Caspino with a flight of 101 feet in a Ford Ranger, and Rob-ert Pickering flew 93 feet in his Ranger for second. Justin Davis took the restricted class win in a Seagrove SCORE Lite car, with an 83 foot jump. Francisco Villago-mez was second, in a Pabloff, with 7 5 feet and six inches. For the actual racing, SCORE utilized the same 6.25 mile-long course that's been in use for a couple of years now. They did some grooming, but even before racing began there were racers complaining about the course be-ing "rough". It only got rougher. The infield, which included the start/finish, was made up of two right turns and one left turn, some moguls and jumps, a mesa, and the "Laughlin Leap" jump right in front of the stands. At the start/finish line each vehicle had to come to a complete stop each lap. It's the only way to be sure that timing and scoring can get all the numbers. The schedule was a busy one, each day beginning at seven a.m. with a combined group consist-ing of Class 1-2/1600, 9, 200 and Sportsman cars, then the second group was a mixed bag of trucks, the third event consisted of Class 10, SCORE Lite and Class 5, and at 1 o'clock the Trophy Trucks raced, followed at 3 p.m. by the Class 1 cars. Depending on their expected speeds, they ran various numbers of laps, the slowest hav-ing to do only four, while Class 1 and the Trophy Trucks ran eight laps. Every class had an 80 minute time limit. This was precis~y the same schedule and order in which the races ran in 2009. The arrangements for specta-tors were pretty much the same ~s in the past also. There was parking up near the high school, and for a fee a group could sit in their car Kory Halopoff drove his Tatum-Chevy to the Class 1 win at Laughlin, He's seen • here nicely airborne on his way to the checkers. and watch the racing from there, or they could pay the BLM for the privilege of sitting on what used to be "Freeloader's Hill", and be able to see the entire infield. Other-wise they watched from the grand-stands or the V.l.P. tent, which gave them beverages and food along with their seats. The folks in the grandstands had a good view of the action, and since there was nearly a mile of it in the infield, there was generally a lot to watch. In addition to that the giant TV screen kept them informed about what was going on in some areas of the other five miles of course. There were cameras in several ar-eas, and anytime anything interest-ing happened, it was shown on the screen, which was visible to all the seating on the south side of the infield. These days several of the pit teams rent scissor lifts, and by raising them up to the limit they would be able to see nearly the entire course. As always, the spectators didn't fill the stands and the hilltop for the earliest races, which was too bad, because the 1600 competitors are some of off-road's best. The first race was a mixed group, but it was predominantly the 1-2/1600 cars. There were 21 of them. Then there was a pair of the Class 200 cars, one Class 9, and four Sportsman buggies. The Class 9 car was a Desert Dynamics chassis, driven by Robert Morton, Jr., and he motored around neatly both days, completed all his laps and went home with a win to start his season off nicely. Morton said this was the team's second race, and their first SCORE event. In the Sportsman group on Saturday, Christian Holbrook never made a lap, nor did Peter Lang, who's usually in the fight for the win. Two of his shocks broke after only two-and-a-half miles, and he pulled out. That left Mark Weyhrich in his Class 1 Jimco and Rory Ward in his Chevy Chenowth to battle it out. Weyhrich was obviously getting in some additional pre-run time and a little tuning, because he stopped in the pits every lap. Ward had no serious problems with his car and drove five evenly paced laps, and then slowed a bunch for the sixth lap, probably wisely, because the transmission was having prob-lems. He finished all the laps and took the victory. Weyhrich pulled out after five laps. On Sunday only two Sports-men came back: Ward and Lang. Lang led for the first three laps, while Ward drove gingerly, still on the same slightly damaged trans-mission. But he'd put in a bunch of additive that seemed to make it run better each successive lap, so on the third lap Ward hit the af-terburner, increased his speed and went into the lead, staying there to the finish. His two finishes gave Ward the weekend win, while Lang starts the year with a DNF. In Class 200, which is a new one, there were two entries. This is a Spec class, built on the new Predator chassis, with crate Eco-Tee motors. The cars are being touted as a good entry-level class, not terribly expensive to buy origi-nally, and inexpensive to main-tain. On Saturday William Er-icksen, who used to race SCCA road courses, visibly grew more confident, and recorded his best time on the last lap, at 10:02, and took the win. Sean McDonald also improved as he went along, but finished about five-and-a-half minutes off the pace on Saturday. They both came back on Sun-day and once again, both made it to the finish. Ericksen led all the way, growing faster each lap, to take the win again. McDonald ac-tually ticked off the fast lap for the event, on the last lap, but it was too little too late. Ericksen was the weekend winner. It's to be hoped they both run all the desert events. It'll be interesting to see how the little cars do there. In the 1600 race it was close all the way. SCORE threw in a monkey wrench or two, in the form of water trucks. Rather than water all night as they'd done in the past, this year they started watering early in the morning, and coa.tinued to water through-out the duration of the first race. The whoops, which had been described as "huge", were full of water. So the unsuspecting 1600s had to deal with wet electrics, muddy face shields and the like. It was unexpected, because the day was clear and dry. A little warning from officials Rob MacCachren took the Class 1/2-1600 win in his Alumicraft car, Rob is seen here flying to the checkered flag. It was an easy win for Kevin Carr, he was the only Class 5 entered and he happily took home the winners trophy. might have been helpful. Extra rags and rain gear would have been nice. Pages March 2010 Dusty Times u

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fifth. Twelve teams managed to finish all the miles. It was a nice win for Dave Caspino, he piloted his Ford Ranger to the gold medal in the Class 6 competition. Class 7X had two entries, only one finisher and that was Elias Hanna, seen here nicely airborne in his Ford Ranger. Saturday's second event was a mix with eight classes (21 vehicles) on the track. Only one ProTruck showed up for the event, and be-cause someone at SCORE hadn't remembered that they had num-bers in the 200's, they'd assigned them to the Predator buggies, and the Chevy ProTruck driven by Troy Vest ran with a Trophy Truck type number, which was mildly confusing. Vest ran both days, did all the required laps both days, stayed out of trouble and even improved his time on Sunday. He went home with a finish and some points. In Class 8, which had just two trucks, Juan Lopez in a Ford and Clyde Stacy in a Chevy, Lopez led all the way, to finish the required six laps with a win., The holes were "square edged", but it didn't seem to slow anyone down. On the first lap Justin Smith led in his Fraley and Ste-ven Eugenio was second in his Lothringer. Rob MacCachren was third, just four seconds later in his Alumi-Craft, and only two seconds behind him was Cory Boyer, Lothringer, who started in the last row. Eugenio fell out of the running on the second lap when he broke a rocker arm. MacCachren, Boyer and Smith upped the pace a bit, and so did Kyle Conlon, who was in a Jimco. They all ran below nine minutes. Boyer, who started so far back, was making an impressive run, passing several cars each lap, and clearly moving toward the lead. He and MacCachren, Smith and Conlon were locked into an im-pressive battle, so close that it was Dusty Times impossible -ro know who actually led. On the fourth lap MacCachren had recorded the fast lap for this event, at 8:44, and then he was only ,two seconds slower on the next lap. He was by then first on the road, and had a bit less traffic than the others. He'd had to chase Conlon down at one point, and later said he'd learned some new ways, faster ways, to take a ·couple of turns, as he watched for his chance to ·pass him. Ultimately, MacCachren took the Saturday heat, with just four seconds on Boyer, who'd worked his way up to finish third on the road. Another four seconds back it was Smith, then Conlon and Hiram Duran, in a Neth was fifth. Only Eugenio and Daniel McMillin, Jimco, who got water in his distributor, failed to finish. On Sunday they all came back. Twenty one cars. At the end of the first lap it was Boyer, Mac-Cachren, Smith, Conlon and Eugenio. Only J. P. Vildosola, the younger of the Vildosola brothers, failed to get the lap done. Boyer had the fast lap that go 'round, then MacCachren stepped up and had the fast time on the second lap, then Boyer did it on Lap 3, then MacCachren on Lap 4 -and so on . Cory Boyer was in the car again, his dad, Rick, having abdi-cated the seat after watching his son on Saturday. Things started to get exciting early on, and Tanner Harris rolled over on the first lap, finished the lap, but then didn't come around again. Oswaldo Castil rolled in the infield, in the hairpin, but was set back on his wheels quickly, with a dented roof. At the end of the second lap the leaders were on the same 2, 163 Rooms And Suites 60 Table Games 2,300 Slot Machines Poker Room Race & Sports Book 800-Seat Bingo Room 16 Movie Theaters second. Smith ran third, Conlon fourth and Eugenio fifth. Boyer took over the lead on the third lap with his best time of the morning, and put four seconds on Mac-Cachren. Then on the fourth lap MacCachren went into the lead for good. Eugenio rolled that lap in the infield when he broke a shock, but was back on his wheels quickly. By now Brian Wilson had dropped out, but everyone else was still moving. Ultimately, MacCachren re-corded the fast time of the morn-ing, at 8:4 2, and took the win by 20 seconds. Boyer was second, Smith finished third and Quentin Tucker moved up to finish fourth, as Conlon fell to fifth. Luke Mc-Millin was sixth. When they added up the two-day totals, it was MacCachren in front, Boyer second, Smith third, Conlon fourth and McMillin When they came back on Sun-day they ran a close race for a while, but then Stacy lost almost an entire lap, which cinched the win for Lopez. So Lopez went home to Tecate with a win under his belt. Stacy got a finish, so he'll still be a contender for points. Class 7 also had only two entrants, and on Saturday Dan Chamlee sailed into a win in his Ford with six evenly paced laps, while Brandon Walsh, in a Toyota failed to get his sixth lap done. 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Kory Scheeler gave it everything he had but this time had to settle for Robert Ross drove his Racer-Chevy to the silver medal in Class 1 second place in the Trophy Truck race, here in his Chevy Silverado. at Laughlin, he was less than two minutes out of the class win. Robert Pickering had a decent weekend, he drove his Class 6 Ford Ranger to a silver medal finish, he was 44 seconds out of the win. Bob Morton Jr. drove his Desert Dynamics car to the Class 9 win at Laughlin, Bob is seen here on a less than perfect landing. going again. And Chamlee had no better luck, pulling off the course into the infield on his second lap. He never moved again. Better at Laughlin than San Felipe. So both go into the season with dnfs, a rare happenstance for Chamlee. Class 7SX was a three-truck class, with Norman Turley in a Ford, Elias Hanna in a Ford and Aaron Gomez in a Ford. On Saturday Turley got only three laps done, (they were required to do five) but the other two went on to the finish. Unfortunately, after they'd finished someone dis-covered that Gomez, who'd been first, had illegal body panels, so they DQ' d him. That gave Hanna the win. Gomez hadn't set out to enter an illegal vehicle appar-ently, but had been unaware of a requirement and when he went through tech on Friday no one caught the disparity. But at the post-Saturday tech they found it, and since he should have run in another class, had to DQ him. When they came back on Sun-day, as a two-car class, it was a close race, for the first two laps, but then Hanna lost a minute and a half on lap three, while Turley charged on trouble free, to take the win. But since Turley hadn't finished on Saturday, Hanna was the weekend winner with all ten required laps completed. In the Stock Full class, which also ran in this group, the two trucks, Justin Matney's Dodge Ram and Joe Bacal's Lexus went off the line together. They were close when they got to the first turn, but Bacal was a hair in front and when he slowed, Matney ran into his right side. It made a dra-matic dent, but apparently didn't hurt the running of the Lexus any. Baca! managed to stay in front, with Matney chasing. But at the end of the fourth lap Matney showed up with serious damage to his right front corner, and he didn't finish the crucial fifth lap. Baca! got the required five laps in for the Saturday win. Mafney's damage was appar-ently terminal and he didn't come back on Sunday. Baca! did. He said it was a "lot rougher" on Sunday, and, since Matney wasn't there, he just concentratad on "keeping it together." He got all five laps in and is in the books as the Stock Full winner. Class 7-2 had only one entry, the rent-a-racer Chevy driven by Reid Rutherford. Rutherford drove both days, had two good runs, completed the required five laps each time, and went home with a victory. Too bad there was no competition. Driving by Francisco Villagomez is nicely airborne here as he flies to the SCORE Lite win in his Pabloff racer. Page 10 A good weekend for Mike Lawrence, he piloted his Lothringer VW to the Class 10 win at Laughlin, Mike is seen here just at liftoff. himself, with no competitor push-ing him, he still had times a little quicker than the Stock Full trucks and 7SX. The Sportsman Trucks ran in this group also with four entrants. They had to do five laps, but one of them was Cameron Steele's Trophy Truck, being given a test run after a transmission change, so he pulled out after just one lap. Scott Whipple and Scott Gailey also entered a Trophy Truck in this event, apparently wanting a test since this was their first time to race it. They stayed there for the full five laps and took the Sat-urday win which is a bit hard on the real Sportsman Truck entries. Nick Tonelli, in a Ford, ran consis-tent, trouble-free laps and finished second, with Joe Aguayo, who also finished all the laps in his Ford, in third. When they came back on Sun-day they were all there. Steele's truck did one lap and pulled out. Then Whipple and Gailey were declared "out of the race" on the second lap. Then it was announced that "1500 (Aguayo) is reentering the race from the Hot Pit" (at 9:36 a.m.) -but since he'd started the race at 9:06, tnat meant he'd already invested a half hour in his first' lap. He never did a second lap. But Benjamin Wright, in Tonelli's truck, went round and round, and got all five laps done, to make the team the only finisher for the weekend, and thus, the winner. They said, "everything went right." The biggest group of trucks in this event was Class 6, or "Mini Trophy Trucks", with eight en-tries, all Fords. Jose Canchola, who came up from Mexicali, Mex-ico for this event, didn't even get the first lap done. Marc Burnett had the early lead, but Dave Caspi-no got warmed up and moved into the front. Eventually, he had the fast lap for the class on the fifth lap, at 8:54, and took the win by a minute and 14 seconds. Robert Pickering was second and Burnett was third. March 2010 They all came back on Sunday, but A. J. Rodriguez was discovered to have a non-functioning amber light just before he was due to start. By the time he the line he'd lost a minute, a crucial amount of time in these short races. This time, Jose Quintero, in Robert Pickering's truck, went into the early lead. They'd been second Saturday, breaking a. brake caliper just as they finished. On Sunday, for four out of six laps, Quintero had the best time of the group, and he went on smoothly, with no trouble at all, to take the win. But he was only 30 seconds in front of Caspino, which wasn't enough to give the team the week-end win. Caspino was the week-end winner by 44 seconds. He said he "didn't push at all, was trying to hold the· car together for the Parker race." (Which was coming up in about three weeks.) Pickering and Quintero, who said it was "a lot of fun", took second place and Rodriguez, who said his motor had been miss-ing "on high end both days" was third. In fourth it was the team of Heidi Steele, who drove Saturd~y and Rene Bruger who drove Sun-day. Bruger said their plan had been to "finish both davs -the real racing starts in Baja." Burnett was fifth, the last of the group to get all 12 laps done. The third race each day was made up of Class 10, SCORE Lite and Class 5. There were 20 of the SCORE Lite cars, three Class 10s and1 just one Baja Bug. The Bug was driven by Kevin Carr, and he drove around steadily both days, finishing in 1:07:40 on Saturday, and 1:07:02 on Sunday. He was required to complete seven laps each day, and by doing so, got a head start on the season points. In Class 10 Mikey Lawrence led all seven laps in his VW powered Lothringer, to take the win. But he had only two minutes and one second on David Greenhill in a Toyota powered Chenowth. Sergio Salgado, who'd come up from Mexicali to race his Honda powered Lothringer, was third. He was only 3 .minutes and 36 seconds behind Lawrence, so the smallest error or problem on Sun-day would make a bit difference. On Sunday, Greenhill was the one who had the problem. He had a longish first lap, and on his sec-ond lap was reported "parked near the Table Top". It was said that his brakes were locked and he was "probably out of the race." And so he was. Lawrence drove another steady race, only 31 seconds slower than Saturday's heat, to take the two-day win, and start the SCORE season off leading the points. He said it was "a good day." He'd had the fast lap for the class, for both days, on Saturday, at 8:38. Salgado also finished all his laps, to take second place. Greenhill was, of course, a DNF. In the SCORE Lite class, which went off the line start-ing at 11 a.m., the competition was very close for the most part. Interestingly, of 20 cars entered, there were 14 different chassis builders and one unknown. There were three teams from Mexico, two from the La Paz/Cabo area, and one from the mainland, in Culiacan. There were two cars be-ing driven by women who'd never raced here before. And in one car, there was a 66-year old at the wheel. There was a team of grand-sons of Don Laughlin, founder of the town hosting the event. And the racing was great fun to watch. Justin Smith, in a SmithCo, went into the lead on the first lap. He'd had a busy morning, because when he finished the 1600 race and post-race tech at about 8:45 or so, he then went to his pit and disassembled things and turned the car into a SCORE Lite so he could race this event. Cody Free-man, youngest racing member of the well-known Freeman family, was second in his Fraley, and Jai-me Huerta, in a Curry, was third. Huerta had come across the gulf from Culiacan on the mainland of Mexico to try his hand at this event. He races on the mainland, but also competes in the series down in the La Paz area. On the second lap Smith re-corded the fast lap of the event, at 8:09, and held onto the lead. John Langley, the senior citizen of this event, pulled off course into the infield on lap two and was then towed -away. The rest of the field kept going around, but on the fourth lap Perry McNeil, whose car had sounded unwell at the end of lap three, dropped out. Every-one else went on to finish. Cody Parkhouse rolled his Mirage in the infield late in the race, but they got him set back on his wheels and going again fairly quickly. Matt Kupiec finished his fourth lap with a broken tie rod and the front corner toed out badly. He Dusty Times I

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I Justin Davis was the second place finisher in the SCORE lite It was a bronze medal finish for Nick Vanderway in the Trophy Truck In Class 1/2-1600 it was Justin Smith taking a third place finish in his Fraley, Justin was only 18 seconds out of the silver. competition, he's seen here driving his Seagrove to the checkers. bash, Nick is seen here flying his Chevy Silverado to the medal. had repairs done, losing a full lap in the process, but still finished. Bill Hernquist, in a Jimco, lost a fan belt on his fifth lap, and it cost him a lap, but he kept going and got to the finish also. At the front of the pack Smith was recording incredibly evenly paced laps, and he had the fast lap every lap except the last one, when Daniel Folts, in a Seagrove, ran exactly the same pace at 8:20. At the end of the heat it was Smith in front, then Freeman, then Huerta, looking very quick for someone who's never run this event or with these folks. In fourth it was Francisco Villagomez, from the Caho area, in a Pabloff, and Folts was fifth. On Sunday things didn't go so smoothly. All 20 of them did come back, but trouble started for some early on. Before the first lap was done radio reports of rollovers came in. At Mile 2 and at Mile 3.5 there were cars upside down. One of those was Huerta, who'd finished third on Saturday, and the other was Justin Smith, who'd finished first. Still, at the end of the first lap things looked familiar. Sixteen-year-old Justin Davis, now in the car Folts drove Saturday, had the lead, Freeman was second, Smith was third (roof-less), Villagomez ran fourth and Brent Parkhouse's Moulton, with Brian Burgess at the wheel now, was fifth. Davis and Freeman were hav-ing a great battle, although they weren't running all that close on the course. They were with-in seconds each lap, and surely their teams were keeping them informed. Freeman, with a few more years experience under his belt, was closing in on Davis, and by the fourth lap, when he recorded the fast lap for the class for both days, at 8:07; he had a 40 second lead. Davis was second, Burgess was third and Villagomez ran fourth, only seconds separat-ing them. But Freeman fell off the grid on the next lap, and word came that he was out and was being "towed to the yellow gate", where his crew could go to gather him up. No word on what went wrong. In the meantime, Huerta and Smith were running into trouble with SCORE tech, who wanted roofs on those cars, and both had been torn off in their respective rollovers. Smith, of course, knew this and he'd stopped to let his crew ratchet strap something on top. Huerta had to be flagged in at the start/finish line, where the tech team helped his crew hast-ily assemble some snow fence and tie wraps and a piece of board to create a make-shift lid for the car. Then, on the fourth lap, at Mile 2.5, Smith rolled again. That time he lost about five minutes, Dusty Times Joe Baca/ flew his great looking Lexus LX570 to the Stock Full win at Laughlin, Joe is seen here heading for home. It was a nice win in Pro Truck for Troy Vest, Troy is seen here in his Chevy Silverado as he heads for the checkered flag. because his dipstick fell out and he lost oil. And the makeshift roof on Huerta's car flew off, and they had to try again, with slightly better materials. This time it was a board that said "Gate 3 - Media" on it. Huerta, who'd had a 12 minute lap on the third lap, while the lid was replaced, and an 11 minute lap the next time around, was now many positions back, as was Smith. Ultimately, Davis took the Sunday win, while Villagomez, with the best time for the last lap, at 8:28, moved into second place. Huerta had the second best last lap time, roof or no roof, but it didn't do much to improve his position. Burgess was third. When they combined the times for the two-day result, Villagomez was the two-day winner. He said they'd had no problems and he was "very happy." Folts and Davis, who drove Sunday, were second. Davis said, "That's one rough race!" He said both days had been trouble free. In third it was Brent Parkhouse and Brian Burgess. Smith ended the weekend in fourth place, and in fifth it was the Laughlin team. Matt Laughlin said he'd had no problems, and it was "the funnest thing I've ever done." Huerta, in spite of all the hassle with the rollover and the missing roof, finished sixth for the weekend. He said the "Gate 3" sign would be a good souvenir. The two new women drivers were Jessica McMillin, daughter of Scott and sister of Andy. She completed all her laps on Satur-day, but hurt her shoulder on Sunday, so her navigator, Todd Tenbroek drove much of the way. The shoulder is scheduled to be surgically repaired shortly. Jes-sica's not new to driving, just to driving at Laughlin. The other fe-male driver was Talya Dodson, the biker who tried to solo the Baja 1000 last November and didn't make it. The "Cops" people appar-ently sensed an opportunity, and had her drive one of their cars. She made it around all the way both days, and was the last official finisher. Good show. The fourth race each day was for the Trophy Trucks. There were 27 of them. Starting two at a time, 15 seconds apart, there was a three-and-a-half minute break between the start of the last truck and the arrival of the first at the end of his first lap. Whew! Having qualified for,start position, they were lined up fastest first - this put Andy McMillin in his Ford and Gus Vildosola, Jr., Ford, side by side. Vildosola led the first lap, with the fast lap for the heat, at 7: 10. McMillin was second, and then came Cameron Steele in his GMC, Pete Sohren in a Ford, and in fifth, B. J. Baldwin's Chevy with Chad Ragland driving here for the first time. He was just 16 seconds behind Vildosola. Baldwin, like Robby Gordon, was rallying in South America, and wouldn't get back to Laughlin until after 11 a.m. Sunday. In fact, they'd fly in together. So, Ragland was Baldwin's driving partner, and Gordon had a friend, Frank Kendall at the wheel of his truck. All of them finished the first lap, but Jason McNeil, Ford, and Jimmy Knuckles both dropped out on Lap two. McMillin had picked up two seconds on Vildo-sola by then, and on lap three he recorded another 7: 13 lap, equal-ing his personal best of lap one, to give himself a three second edge. Vildosola equaled that time on Continued on page 12 l3 [lJ @ - o w & [j m u flJ @ we would Like to congratulate Best In The Desert-2009 aa11id caspino 7200 Champion M.O.R.E Holiday20D Bud Ward ,st Place Class 9 818-998-2739 9763 VARIEL AVENUE, CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 March 2010 Page 11

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Brent Parkhouse took the bronze medal in the Always hotly contested Mark Mc Millin gave it his all at Laughlin but this time he had to settle Kyle Conlon drove his Jimco to a first off the podium finish in the SCORE Lite battle, Brent is seen here in his Molton. for a fourth place finish in his good lookin' Ford F-150. Class 1/2-1600 tussle, seen here in perfect flight. his fourth lap, and moved four seconds in front of McMillin. It was fingernail chewing time for Andy's dad, Scott and Tavo's dad, Gus, Sr. But then the Vildosola truck disappeared when a left rear trailing arm bolt broke. After that it was pretty much McMillin's race all the way, but Sohren and Baldwin chased him hard right to the checkered flag. Only 14 of the 27 managed to finish all the laps. 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Robbie Pierce broke a driveshaft in his Chevy, Travis Coyne did only five laps in his Ford, Bobby Baldwin lost power steering in his Chevy on lap six, and Ed Stout crashed on the first lap in his Chevy, and lost about 20 minutes, and thus, ran out of time. &ouuaulcatloa Systems • Vertex 5 to 110 Watt Radio Systems • Hi•Fi Interoom Systems • Chase & Race Packages • Base Station Packages • Crew Chief & Kart Packages la CU Cutera. System • EZ 1 Button Operation • Exclusive Racer X Motorsports Package • 5.7 hours ofHigh Resofatlon recording time • Up to 12 hours of operation on 4AA Lithium Ion Batteries • Ca:n be Interfaced to Intercom for full audio experienee • 411/2 Gallon Capacity • SCORE/ BITD /FIA Approved • Tapered Design Provides Increased Ground Clea.ranee & Maximizes Usable Fuel • Fuel Level Sending Units Available • Caps. 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But the Ford of Luis Ca-marena and Ernesto Cervantes, from Cabo and La Paz, was in the lineup on Sunday. They'd been there on Saturday, but the truck wouldn't go when it was time to move into the starting grid, due to a broken rocker arm. They hadn't even towed it away, but climbed up onto the truck and sat there in staging to watch the race. They were the team that had won the Laughlin Leap contest. There was some question about whether or not Robby Gordon would run. He and B. J. had ar-rived, as scheduled, mid-morning. But Gordon was already a DNF since his substitute driver hadn't got eight laps in on Saturday. Some drivers, unhappy about one thing or another, complained that the course was "too rough" and the time allotted, too short. These were both Trophy Truck and Class 1 drivers. They apparently bent Gordon's ear the minute he touched ground. Some com-plained to anyone from SCORE who'd stand still for a minute and listen. But SCORE officials pulled out the time sheets from last year's event, which ran on the same track in the same order, and de-cided that the times were so simi-lar as to make no difference. They said they would not shorten the races. Some racers had apparently wanted SCORE to back up the Saturday race a lap or two (making them finishers, presumably) and cut Sunday's event by the same number of laps. SCORE was hav-ing none of it. The races were to go on as scheduled. Gordon, arriv-ing in the middle of it, was clearly swayed by the disgruntled racers' arguments for a bit, but then com-mon sense must have kicked in. He was there, his truck was there and in good shape and he did have starting points at least. He fired up the truck and went racing starting in the tenth row. McMillin started in the first row, next to Pete Sohren and in Dusty Times

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Juan Lopez was the big winner in the Class 8 contest, he's seen here It was a fourth place finish for Justin Smith in the SCORE Lite race, Not the best weekend for Luke McMillin and his Jimco, he finished in a tie for fifth place in the Class 1/2-1600 battle at Laughlin. flying his Ford F-150 to the checkered flag. Justin is seen here in his SmithCo on his way home. front of B. J. Baldwin. His dad, Scot, told him to "Stay away from Pete and B. J. and let the race come to you." Sage advice. None-theless, Andy ticked off the fast time for the heat, three seconds faster than Saturday's fast lap, and put himself first on the road. Be-hind him Steele and Sohren were tied for third, Gordon was fourth and Stout was fifth. Greg Nunley, Vildosola, and Rusty Stevens all fell out on lap one. Reports said that the Nunley team was "work-ing on" their truck, but they never came around again. Vildosola headed straight for the "yellow gate", apparently terminally dam-aged somehow. Stout lost his transmission on the first lap. On the second lap there was more carnage. Baldwin lost the oil filter from his transmission, and Ragland sent one out to him along with a couple of bottles of fluid, via a course worker's truck, but it was to no avail. The trans blew when the fluid ran out. Da-rnen Jefferies got into his second lap and lost his forward gears. He began running in reverse on the course, in the direction of the race. At Mite 5 he stopped dead, but got going again, completed the second lap and later was reported to have been towed away. Rob Bruce also lost his transmission on lap two, and was done. McMillin, knowing that Vil-dosola and Baldwin were out, backed out of it a bit, to save his truck. He still had the fast lap for the group on the second lap, but it was 23 seconds slower, and he got progressively slower each lap as he went along. His pits were keep-ing him informed about who was where. Meanwhile, Robbie Pierce was enjoying himself, and decided to hustle a bit. Gordon spent some time in the Hot Pit on the second lap, and a bit later was reported "dragging his onboard air hose." A bit later they said he'd lost his spare and "the rear end is falling apart." But he kept moving at a good clip. He wasn't as much fun to watch as he would have been if he were fight-ing for the lead, but he was plenty entertaining. His fans were happy to have him out there. Norman didn't get to the finish this time either, nor did Sohren or Coyne. Jesse Ashcraft fell out on the seventh lap and Cam-eron Steele went away on the eighth lap. Once again, 14 trucks finished. Pierce, who'd broken a drive-shaft on Saturday, won this heat, followed in by McMillin, then Adam Householder, Chevy, was third, and Scott Whipple and Scott Gailey finished fourth in their new truck. Neither House-holder or Whipple a_nd Gailey had finished on Saturday. Mark Mc-Millin's truck, with Brian Ewalt Dusty Times William Eriksen drove his Predator X18 Chevy to the Class 2 win, He is seen here in nice level flight on his way to the finish. at the wheel, was fifth. Ewalt felt unwell, self diagnosed dehydra-tion, and the medics came to take charge and decided to take him to the hospital for a quick check. They sent him off to home in San Diego later in the evening. Gor-don finished sixth on Sunday. When they combined the two-day totals, McMillin had first place for the weekend. McMillin and his crew were ecstatic, happy to start the year off with a win. They hadn't had any problems at all. Second place went to Kory Scheeler, who had a fourth Satur-day and eighth Sunday. He said, "It was like a chess game today - I watched those three guys." He went on to say he'd "pushed hard" the first three laps Saturday and the transmission got hot, "I just wanted to finish this event, never finished on Sunday." In third for the weekend it was the Vanderwey brothers. Nick Vanderwey drove both days, and finished seventh both days. He said his aim had been to "drive a pace that you know is gonna make it -good day." Fourth was the team of Mark McMillin and Brian Ewalt, and in fifth it was Bill McBeath who'd had tenth places both days in his Chevy. Gary Weyhrich was sixth in his Ford, Rob MacCachren, who'd been driving just fast enough to finish and earn points, was sev-enth, and Jesse Jones earned an eighth place .. None of the others finished. The Camarena truck from Cabo was 13th on Sunday, and said he really enjoyed the track. He plans to race the whole SCORE season. Saturday's final event, the Class 1 cars got off the ground with 22 cars at three o'clock, with a requirement of eight laps. The first lap proved to be the final one for Ruben Salazar, in a Ford pow-ered Curry. Salazar was another who'd come the long distance from Mainland Mexico for the race. And, as if he had some kind of curse attached to him, Armin Schwarz in the BMW Jimco went two miles and broke the gear box casing into two pieces. Those who saw the event last year will remember Schwarz as the one who tried to finish with a broken sus-pension, couldn't steer much at all, and rammed the infield ambu-lance while trying to get another lap done. He said that this year the "positioning of the ambulance was .perfect." Adam Ashcraft got the first lap done, but was out on lap two. For some reason he was racing his Trophy Truck as a Class 1 vehicle. Maybe he'd hoped for a The overall Sportsman Truck win went to Nick Tonelli, Nick is seen here flying his Ford Ranger towards the finish line. March 2010 Reid Rutherford lets it all hang down as he flies his Bajalite-Chevy to the Class 7-2 win at the SCORE Laughlin contest. Rory Ward flew his Chevy powered Chenowth to the Sportsman Car win, Rory is seen here on his way to the checkers. little more practice. At the front of the pack the first lap leader was Pete Sohren in his Trophy Truck without the body panels. Harley Letner, in the Alpha Chevy ran second and Josh Daniel in a Racer Chevy was third. Max Thieriot, in one of the Weyhrich cars, rolled over on the first lap, and lost more than a full lap's time. That didn't bode well for his chance of a finish. They ran in the same order through the second lap. On the third lap Letner put on a burst of speed, recorded the fast lap for this heat, and moved into the lead. Sohren was still second, but Daniel's pace slowed a bit. On the fourth lap Sohren was gone. So was Lobsam Yee, who was racing in Class 1 for the first time since 2000, but a rod came out of the block, and ended his weekend. Now the battle was between Lerner and Daniel and Pat Dean in a Chevy Bunderson. But there were several others well within reach. 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l/\J2C RALLY SWEDEN Hirvonen/Ford Take The First Win By Martin Holmes Photos: Maurice Selden ,,. Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen drove their Ford Focus RS to the gold medal in Sweden, Mikko had 42 seconds in hand at the finish. Monte Carlo Kally's hesta win-ner, Mikko Hirvonen, scored his second major rally win of 2010 when he won the opening round of the World Rally Champion-ship, the Swedish Rally, Ford's fourth successive win on this event, this time in a Focus World Rally Car, Hirvonen was engaged in a close fight with reigning World Champion Sebastien Loeb before making an inspired stra-tegic decision relating to tyre management which enabled him to pull clear in the lead, While the fight for WRC honours pre-dictably centred on the Ford and Citroen cars, Skoda's and Ford's Super 2000 cars were surprisingly dominant in the new SWRC sup-port championship, while Subaru driver Patrik Flodin was highest placed orthodox Group N driver, far behind the S2000s. Janne I uohino's Janpro rord headed the S2000 WRC Team Cup. Both SWRC and PCWRC categories were won by Guest Drivers, Per-Gunnar Andersson and Patrik Flodin, who scored points but were not committed to the full se-ries. This was a classic winter rally, spoiled only by the degradation of stages after national champion-ship drivers had used the stages between the first and second pass-es by the WRC competitors, and which led to the tactical decisions leading to victory for Hirvonen. For the 38th season of the World Rally Championship the Swedish Rally was the opening round, back again following its ro-tational miss by the FlA in 2009. Run 11-14 February, it was the latest date the WRC season had begun since 1974 when Portugal's TAP Rally was held in March. The previous season which tinished at the end of October was the earliest ever finishing date, so the three month winter break had been quite the longest known! 2010 is the fi.nal season of the present World Rally Car formula and there are still only two official manufacturer teams able to field cars to these rules. The spectre of a new formula, the rules for which have still not been defined, hangs over the championship, but the intensity of the battles between Citroen and Ford are expected to be as intense as ever. Anticipation came from two special scenarios. Firstly the intro-duction of a new "support" series specifically for Super 2000 cars, the performance of which had outgrown its original intention to be equivalent to Group N, with championships for both drivers The silver medal at the Swedish Rally went to Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena, seen here in their Citroen C4. (called·Super 2000 WRC, SWRC) and for teams entering these cars. The team championship was ini-tially called World Cup, later it be-came WRC Cup. Second scenario was the promise of seeing the 2007 Formula 1 World Champion Kimi Raikkonen on nearly every event thanks to the largesse of Red Bull. Raikkonen first rallied a World Rally Car on the recent Arctic Rally and his tradition of going off the road continued (fifth rally so far) but it gave him a great chance to learn top rally car techniques. There was a small but top qual-ity field for Rally Sweden. Few of the top stars of the champi-onship were missing. The two Manufacturers teams had the same driver pairings as for 2009. Six times World Champion Se-bastian Loeb was again partnered by Dani Sordo at Total Citroen, attempting to avenge the memory of the 2008 Swedish when Fords took the top three places, For BP Ford, the Finnish duo of Mikko Hirvonen and Jari-Matti Latvala (who became the WRC's youngest winner when he won this rally two years ago) are designated with first and second driver status within the team this year. With sup-porting entries there were again the Norwegian Solberg brothers, Petter in a private Citroen and Henning with a Ford. This was Petter's 150th WRC start, and his special position rules-wise, not be-ing a registered WRC entry, was beginning to trouble ISC/NOS, the series Global Promoter. Last year Petter almost alone found himself allowed to run fully active transmission World Rally Cars, even though this did not prove to be much help. This year the anom-alies continue, there are abso-lutely no limits on the amount of between-rally testing Petter can do, or on the number of mechanics working on his car at service, or on the number of engines which he can use during the year, and so on. This event also witnessed Marcus Gronholm make another "occasional" re-emergence from retirement, back this time again in a Ford Focus WRC, while Raikkonen partnered Citroen's protege Sebastien Ogier who has been promised a full season in the Citroen Junior team. The main change among the top crews was that Henning Solberg had a differ-ent codriver, Ilka Minor replacing Cato Menkerud who moves over to partner fellow Norwegian Ey-vind Brynildsen. Missing this year, however, are Citroen's former Ju-nior drivers Evgeniy Novikov and Conrad Rautenbach. The Adapt, Ostberg team was back, having de-cided to abandon the S 14 lmpreza WRC in favour of an older S 126 for this event, but unsure whether to move across to Super 2000 later in the year, · The small number of manu-facturers showed the effect of the economic downturn but the total number of entries (58 as opposed to 62 starters in 2008 when there were four major works Performance Proven for o·esert & 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 Quali.ty Products & Friendly Service RONCO PLASTICS, INC. _• ?14-259-1385 • FAX 714-259-0759 -• 1·so22 Parkway Loop, Suite B • Tustin, CA 92780 • CALL, WRITE or FAX us to Receive a Free Catalog ~-------------------------------------------------------~ Page 14 March 2010 Dusty Times

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Kimi Raikkonen and Kaj Lindstrom throw lots of snow as they sped Janne and Markku Tuohino are seen here flying across the white It was a fourth overall finish for Dani Sardo and Marc Marti in Sweden, down the course in their Citroen C4. stuff in their Ford Fiesta S2000, they were 12th overall in the rally. seen here at high speed in their Citroen C4. teams) showed little change, with 20 World Rally Cars taking part. New rules this year eased the demands for registering in the support championships. Competi-tors must enter events four rather than five weeks in advance and for Sweden there was an unseemly last minute rush. Clerk of the Course Berti! Klarin found the fax machine overwhelmed by the last minute demand for entries and it was some days before the final number was known! So far there was a reduced participa-tion in the PCWRC and SWRC categories, but the registrations received showed very high qual-ity. The new SWRC category was expected to be a battle between the new Fiesta and the one year old Fabia, as evidenced clearly at Monte Carlo. In an unexpected twist Per-Gunnar Andersson made a late change to his Guest entry. Not only changing from a Mitsubi-shi to a Skoda but this also meant a change from Production Car to S2000 category. The new change for points meant that for all except the World Class Drivers series there were more points available than the number of drivers in the series! The route of the rally was much the same as usual. This was the first world championship rally able to take advantage of new free-doms in format in route planning but the decision on this freedom came too late for either Sweden or the second round in Mexico to make any major changes. There was a new Rally HQ at the down-town Stads Hotel in Karlstad. The stages were run as far to the north as could be handled while based around the central service park which was once again located at Hagfors airport, some 83km north of Karlstad. In 2008 the central service park had been based back in Karlstad. Each eve-ning, however, the cars returned to the car park pare ferme in Karlstad. One stage restored to the route after many years was Vig-gen, second of the northern three stages which formed the loop on Day 1. Another stage had an excit-ing change: this was the section at the end of the Varmullsasen stage, where there was live televi-sion coverage of the final stretch in which cars followed the course of the downhill ski slalom. This stage was used twice on the final day, the second time was after a re-grouping so that cars set off at an order which would make for more exciting television. Apart from the superspecial inside a trotting track stadium close to Karlstad, traditional stage locations closer to Karlstad had been abandoned in search of regions with more favourable winter conditions. As planned in 2008 a national championship event was inte-Dusty Times grated with the WRC event (cars using stages between the first and second passes for the WRC cars) and over 70 extra entries were received for this. While there were less than ten Swedish crews com-peting on the WRC event (none of them in World Rally Cars), they all applied to be eligible for national championship points as well. In 2008 this national event was cancelled for fear of unnec-essarily damaging the softer sur-faces on the stages for the world championship cars. Traditionally, the weather conditions on this event are seldom predictable until shortly before the event. Although no substantial quantities of snow fell during the rally, there was a decent amount of snow which eased some concerns as to how deeply frozen were the surfaces of the stage roads. There were three withdrawals (Dany Snobeck, Fredrick Sau-van and Juho Hanninen) while the Group N privateer Anders Grondal was elevated to Priority 3 status, after he registered for the PCWRC. For a long time Dani Sordo was quickest over the short Shake-down course but finally, late in the day, Loeb made best time • a surprising 1.4 seconds faster than Sordo. The Fords of Lat-vala, Hirvonen and Gronholm were next. Fastest Super 2000 was Prokop (Ford) 0.3 seconds in front of Andersson (Skoda, on his first competition appearance in a Super 2000) and Janne Tuo-hino (Ford). Best Group N car was Grondal's Subaru in front of Sem-erad's and Araujo's Mitsubishis. Day 1 - 8 Stages -Gravel - 126.34kms At the opening two-at-a-time Superspecial in Karlstad on the Thursday ·evening Dani Sordo was fastest overall, beating Sebas-tien Ogier by 2.0 seconds. The rally started properly with a classic winter rally morning. Snow on the stages, sunshine in the skies, minus 20 degrees and more. Se-bastien Loeb was first car on the road and reckoned the conditions we-re better than he expected. He made the fastest time on the first stage of the day and took the lead from his teammate, but the Fords were not far behind, lying third and fourth. A lot of drivers, however, were not feeling particu-larly confident, even though there was no sign of the dreaded gravel forcing its way through the snow. Sordo found the ruts made him uncomfortable. Mikko Hirvonen, in third, found his set_up was not ideal, nor was Jari-Matti Latvala's. Petter Solberg felt the C4s suspen-sion was too soft while Marcus Gronholm felt his Focus did not handle like the cars that he used to know. Khalid Al Qassimi went off the road for a couple of min-utes, "It was an unlucky place, we put two wheels inside the corner and were sucked in to a hidden ditch." He regained the road but unfortunately just as Kimi Raik-konen was coming along, who he then held up for the rest of the stage. Kimi's fellow Finns asked why he did not nudge the Focus out of the way, but he explained there was so much snow dust he could not see the car in front. It was quite different when the cars tackled the loop of stages again in the afternoon, after the national championship cars had been using the tracks. There was 100% gravel or rutted tracks. "The problem was not just the ruts but that the ruts were made by na-tional cars", said Loeb, "and the ruts were on quite different lines to the lines we take." Hirvonen went into the lead on the first stage of the afternoon and by the end of stage seven was 8.4 seconds ahead of Loeb. "Those ruts were just about as bad as we expect to get in Greece!" Hirvonen added. Latvala had his suspension hard-ened and it helped, and he made scratch time on stage 6, still hold-ing fourth place behind Sordo. Behind there were dramas. Petter Solberg and Matthew Wil-son had fun and games. Solberg going off the road but got back Per-Gunnar Andersson and Anders Fredriksson took.the win in Super 2000 WRC and Group N, seen here in their Skoda Fabria S2000. March 2010 just ahead of Wilson. He duti-fully pulled over to let Wilson pass but then Wilson went off and Solberg clipped the Ford as he went pass. Brother Henning, however, was firstly in sixth place behind Sebastien Ogier, and both of them found their studs were disappearing fast from their tyres. Wilson was seventh in front of Mads Ostberg, who had also been off the road, "It was terrible. My car was stuck in the ruts and the ruts went straight off the road!" Gronholm had not been really happy, admitting there was a prob-lem somewhere between the steer-ing wheel and the driver's seat and then lost a lot of time when the engine stopped and it took a long time to fire up again. Raik-konen made a little half-spin and drove back down the road to spin it round in the correct direction again. Unfortunately the screen was misting and in trying to get going again the car got stuck for a half hour. · The battle in Super 2000 was an exciting second level challenge, with the predicted Ford versus Skoda battle in full swing. It was a confusing scene, because these cars challenge for the Super 2000 WRC for Drivers and the WRC Cup for teams, while at the same time being classified in the Group N category. On top of all this An-dreas Mikkelsen was competing in a Ford but was not involved in either of the FlA series. There was no composite list of competitors to explain who was eligible for what. The Star of the support cham-pionships was SWRC driver PG Andersson on his first S2000 rally, pulling away from the field and winning every stage. The son and father Tuohino crew (Ford) were the chief challenger despite a misting windscreen after Martin Prokop went off the road and stalled. Prokop also lost the rear screen and the crew froze, his was the first of four Fiestas to suffer this same problem by the end of the day. Eyvind Brynildsen (Skoda) spun into a snowbank and had to stop to take snow out of the radiators. PG was really happy, "This car was much better than I ever imagined it would be! 1t is a huge surprise." He was meanwhile also leading the national cham-pionship category. Patrik Sand-ell (Skoda) had endless troubles which continued through the day. Bernardo Sousa was cautious in the conditions but escaped prob-lems in his Fiesta. Gentleman driver Per-Arne Saav got his Skoda to the end of the day. In the non-championship entry, Mikkelsen lost time when he punctured but then set off to challenge the cham-pionship cars. In the afternoon, Sandell had a broken gearbox im-mediately after replacing the unit. Tuohino had a gearbox overheat-ing warning. Sousa admitted twice touching a snowbank. Brynildsen finally got pass Saav into sixth place and hoped for a better day on Saturday. In the true Group N Patrik Flo-din was leading, ahead of Anders Grondal in the Prodrive develop-ment lmpreza which had a spin on stage 2, leading Ott Tanak who had been going well, lying fifth but then went off the road for five minutes and dropped far down the list. In PCWRC, the reigning Production Car World Champion Armindo Araujo said the set up of his Evo X was hopeless, Martin Semerad was lying third while both guest driver Joakim Nyman ·and Gianluca Linari went off the road, Nyman also losing a wheel. After the final orthodox stage, the cars headed back to Karlstad for the night time superspecial at which Loeb pulled back 2.2 sec-onds on Hirvonen. Overnight the Finn led the Frenchman by 6.2 seconds. While the cars headed to the comfort of an underground car park pare ferme the engi-neers and mechanics stayed up at Hagfors to plan their tactics for the next day. Ford's engineers wondered about the broken rear windows on all four of their Fi-Continued on page 16 Jari-Matti latvala and Mikka Antilla drove their Ford Focus RS to a bronze medal finish in Sweden, here at high speed. Page 15

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Martin Prokop and Jan Tomanek drove their Ford Fiesta S2000 to a Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia flew their Citroen C4 to a fifth Fourth in SWRC/WRCC and 16th overall in the rally, Eyvind Brynildsen and Cato Menkerud are seen here in their Skoda Fabia S2000. 14th place overall finish at the Swedish Rally. overall finish in Sweden, seen here f/yin' high. esta S2000s, and assumed the problem came from movement of the rear aileron which moved the rear hatch window. Famous names down the list were Gron-holm at 30th, Raikkonen at 47th, while the World's Strongest Man, Magnus Samuelsson was 39th and New Zealand gentleman driver Brian Green was 50th. The multiplicity of sub-divi-sions within the WRC was begin-ning to take its toll. The results service operated by the ISC could not cope and were unable to give any positions in the WRC Cup -the team section of the SWRC, because the FIA had not issued an up-to-date list of which teams had registered in time for this event. One striking significance from the first day was the absolute dominance of Super 2000 cars over orthodox Group N cars, notwithstanding the new bigger turbocharger restrictors. Subaru Impreza drivers, however, were pleased with the newly homolo-gated suspension bush changes, but it was not enough to catch up with the normally-aspirated two-litre cars. Day 2 - 8 Stages -Gravel - 117.76kms It was to be another cool and sunny day in "Warmland"! 54 cars were eligible to restart the rally, but Joakim Roman withdrew his Subaru and. only one other driver had retired. There were four stages per loop today, three . orthodox venues and a superspe-cial round-the-industrial building section in Hagfors. First stage was Vargasen, famous for the "Colin's Crest" jump where there was a lot of gravel even on the first run. Second was Sagen, the only closed public road stage of the event. Gronholm, "This is my favourite, because it is in an area which tra-ditionally has more snow, and also because the roads have a different feel to them. These are roads made for normal traffic not for logging trucks!" Hirvonen was 4.6 seconds faster than Loeb on stage nine, Loeb recovered 3.9 seconds on stage ten -where Gronholm was second overall. There had been a long delay at the start of stage ten on account of huge crowds of spectators, and competitors were allowed to add air to their cooling tyres for safety. Hirvonen had got up to full steam but stalled the engine at the start of stage 12, the first Hagfors superspecial stage, so by the midday halt his lead was 4.2 seconds. Another fascinating battle was developing for third place, between Sordo and Latvala. Sordo was troubled by a strange understeering and had a spin on stage 11 in which his rear aileron was knocked off by a snow bank. Latvala was now trying hard but found his inability to catch Sordo very frustrating. Ogier meanwhile Page 16 was safely in fifth place but he then found the rear aileron flew off altogether, which drastically affected the car's handling. Raik-konen was gradually gaining con-fidence, finding he was able to get more satisfactory times. Wilson and Ostberg were engaged in a close battle. For the secorid loop the condi-tions had once again changed rad-ically from the first run through, and the choice of whether to change tyres between stages start-ed to be critical. By the end of stage 15 (the third of the loop) all the top drivers were in de-spair on account of disappearing studs. The story of the rally was how the drivers decided to swap their tyres round. Loeb changed his tyres round (which means putting the two spare wheels on the.front of the car) after the sec-ond stage of the four stage loop, whereas Sordo, Hirvonen and Latvala did this after the first and before the shorter second stage. On stage 14, therefore Loeb had lost 7.9 seconds to Hirvonen. That broke the spirit of the champion. On stage 15 both of them had desperate times from missing studs, and Loeb lost another 8.2. Game (almost) over. Citroen's troubles continued. Sordo set off down stage 15 and suddenly remembered he did not remove the plastic sheeting preventing the air entering the engine com-partment, and found the engine was overheating. He stopped and lost nearly a minute, gifting third place to Latvala. Petter Solberg was coming up fast, on stage 13 he got into the top ten, two stages before the end of the day he was ninth, passing Ostberg who had a high speed spin which led to snow blocking his air filter. It was the highest Petter could reasonably ex-pect to reach. Gronholm then had a puncture, changed the wheel, end of his hopes and he took his time and cruised to the end of the stage. Raikkonen meanwhile was going better and better. On stage 15 he set sixth fastest time and was happy. Citroen were now thinking about their tactics for the final stage, to help Loeb overcome the oversteer he was suffering because of the disappearing studs. He re-alised that there were many more right hander than left hander bends on this short stage, so he took the better condition tyre from the front left of the car and put this on the rear right, to help overcome the oversteer. The result was that Hirvonen's lead was slashed from 23.0 to 16.6 seconds, an indication of just how badly his -studs had been worn compared with those of Loeb. Hirvonen said "It was all part of the decision of when we should change the tyres during the after-noon. We knew we would have to sacrifice time on the short final stage of the day (1.87km) but the ploy was worth it." During the afternoon, he increased his lead over Loeb from 4.2 to 16.6 sec-onds. PG Andersson continued to dominate the various Super 2000 categories, one of which was the national champ1onship section of the event, which he proceeded to win at midday after the first loop, despite an embarrassing spin on the superspecial publicity stage in Hagfors. Non championship driver Mikkelsen was consistently beat Andersson in. the Group N division today. In a steady second place in SWRC was Tuohino, with Prokop an excited third, "This (Fi-esta) is much easier to drive than any previous car I have rallied, it is much faster than anything I have known! You can do anything you want driving this car." Sandell found his car was now going much better while Brynildsen was at last passing his rivals in his recovery from his first day delay. Guest driver Saav was laughing, "Com-ing in front of an old VW Golf Kit Car (his previous car), the Skoda is in another league. The cor-ners come up much quicker, our pacenotes have to be completely changed or you will soon be taking snow out of your airbox!" In the orthodox Group N cars, Araujo had changed the dampers and the car handled much better but Flodin was still unhappy. The tyre dramas at the head of the field for the second loop meant that few drivers went to the short promotional final stage of the day with tyres in a condition which did much good. Prokop and Sousa made the two fastest times in their Super 2000 cars, Prokop's achievement being the first overall scratch time by such a car. Non championship driver Mikkelsen was able to catch up time on Andersson when Andersson was unable to swap his tyres round properly. They stopped to do the task and found one of the tyres was already flat, but Andersson remained 42.4 seconds in front of Tuohino in the SWRC standings. Mikkelsen finished the day 33.6 seconds behind Andersson. Day 3 - 5 Stages -Gravel - 101.05kms Another visually spectacular day, but a day of reckoning for Sebastien Loeb. There were five stages to run and after a best time on the opening stage it was time to play for a safe second position and leave the scratches to the Ford div-ers. There were disappointments in store for some of the Group N drivers who were suffering badly from their tyres losing studs, espe-cially from the front wheels. Mar-tin Semerad and Ott Tanak went off, while earlier Michal Solowow had lost time off the road with his Peugeot 207. It had been a fine event for the spectators, a promis-ing start to the season for both Ford and Citroen, and an impres-sive event for Ford on account of Janne Tuohino's Janpro team's win in the WRC Cup and the two class victories for the Fiesta priva-teer drivers. The poor showing by Group N cars was a major mystery until Flodin explained the problem, "The big problem for orthodox Group N cars was the weather. In the conditions this year when the studs were being ripped out of the tyres, normal Groul? N cars had 58th Rally Sweden (S) Karlstad 11/14.02.2010 WCR round 1, SWRCNJrcc/PCWRC round 1 I no chance. The officials weighed our car and the S2000s and our car was 300kg heavier. And such a high proportion of the weight is in the front of the car, so you can understand how our front tyres were killing the studs. We were really very surprised just how great was the difference." The only long faces came from the fans of the Swedish drivers. Only six of the drivers who finished the event were Swedes, and only one of the top ten - against three from neigh-bouring Norway! Top Norwegian driver was Henning Solberg who gradually speeded up as he be-came accustomed with competing with a foreign codriver for the first time. Fellow Stobart driver Matthew Wilson equalled his best winter result, seventh. Per-Gunnar Andersson was the local star winning Super 2000 WRC, the Group N category .as well as the national championship side_event, as well as receiving the Abu Dhabi driver Spirit of the Rally award. With Anders-son unregistered for the S2000 team's WRC Cup this was won by Janne Tuohino's Janpro Fiesta while the Production Car WRC category was won by Patrik FlodLq. in a Subaru. It had been an event with many varying facets, with the two top stars finishing way down the list, Gronholm 21st and Raik-konen 30th. But what a promising start to 2010 for Ford and Mikko Hirvonen, to have won the open-ing rounds in both the WRC and the IRC series, in two different formulae of car, to be leading both Drivers' and Manufactur-ers' championships in both, and now they head off to Mexico for Mikko's 100th World Rally start. 1 (3) Mikko HIRVONEN/Jarmo Lehtinen FIN Ford Focus RS WRC BK08LCW (GB) 3h.09m.30.4 3h.10m.12.7 3h.1 Om.45.8 3h.12m.12.0 3h.13m.45.7 3h.15m.23.8 3h.17m.24.3 3h.18m.52.6 3h.19m.47.9 SWRC 3h.22m.14.6 3h.22m.36.6 3h.23m.57 .0 3h.24m.45. 7 3h.26m.19.4 3h.26m.37.3 3h.28m.04.7 3h.28m.54.9 3h.29m.17.8 3h.33m.01 .2 3h.33m.09.6 3h.39m.28.7 3h.44m.49.8 3h.46m.07.6 3h.49m.52.5 3h.53m.30.0 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 23 25 28 30 31 32 41 (1) Sebastien LOEB/Daniel Elena F/MC Citroen C4 WRC AJ520MN (F) (4) Jari-Matti LATVALNMiikka Antilla FIN Ford Focus RS WRC PX08AXD (GB) (2) Dani SORDO/Marc Marti E Citroen C4 WRC AJ646MH (F) (7) Sebastien OGIER/Julien Ingrassia F Citroen C4 WRC AJ557NM (F) (6) Henning SOLBERG/Ilka Minor NIA Ford Focus RS WRC EU07SSZ (GB) (12) Matthew Wilson/Scott Martin GB Ford F<ocus RS WRC EU07SUO (GB) (15) • Mads Ostberg/Jonas Andersson N/S Subaru lmpreza WRC DL51125 (N) (11) Petter Solberg/Philip Mills N/GB Citroen C4 WRC AL289AN (F) (49) Per-Gunnar Andersson/Anders Fredriksson S Skoda Fabria S2000 (70) Andreas Mikkelsen/Ola Floene S Ford Fiesta S2000 N E04801 (FIN) (27) Janne + Markku Tuohino FIN Ford Fiesta S2000 SWRCNJRCC E03779 (FIN) (14) Khalid Al Qassimi/Michael Orr UAE/GB Ford Focus RS WRC AG57CKA (GB) (21) Martin Prokop/Jan Tomanek CZ Ford Fiesta S2000 SWRCNIRCC PX59AVJ (GB) (24) Patrik Sandell/Emil Axelsson S Skoda Fabia S2000 SWRCNJRCC Kl207BZ (S) (25) Eyvind Brynildsen/Cato Menkerud N Skoda Fabia S2000 SWRCNJRCC 401S3E (N) (50) Patrik Flodin/Goran Bergsten S Subaru lmpreza N14 PCWRC E190K8 (199,RUS) (26) Bernardo Sousa/Nuno da Silva P Ford Fiesta S2000 SWRCNJRCC MM590RT (GB) (46) Anders GrondaWeronica Engan N Subaru lmpreza PCWRC N16GPN (GB) (5) Marcus GRONHOLM/fimo Rautiainen FIN Ford Focus RS WRC EU07SUF (GB) (31) Armindo Araujo/Miguel Ramalho P Mitsubishi Lancer Eve X PCWRC DP385JW (I) (51) Per-Arne Saav/Kart-Olaf Lexe S Slcoda Fabia Super 2000 SWRC TUW190 (SJ (41) Fabio Frisiero/Jordi Barrabes Costa 1/E Mitsubishi Lancer Eve IXPCWRC CZ066YH (I) (8) Kimi RAJKKONEN/Kaj Lindstrom FIN Citroen C4 WRC AJ701NM (F) (34) Martin Semerad/Bohuslav Ceptecha CZ Mitsubishi Lancer Eve IX PCWRC 01R0102 (CZ) (42) Reijo Muhonen/Lasse Miettinen FIN Mitsubishi Lancer Eve X PCWRC E03428 (FIN) (41) Gianluca Linari/Paulo Gregoriani I Subaru lmpreza PCWRC DW355PX (I) 4h.11 m.03.3s.(4) 6 43 (44) Paulo Nobre/Edu Paula BR Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X PCWRC K1652CK (A) 4h.20m02 .. 8 55 (7 SWRC/5 WRCC/9 PCWRC) starters. 43 (7 SWRC/5 WRCC/8 PCWRC) finishers. +Group N winner. MANUFACTURERS' REGISTERE[ DRIVER. ·(Missed stages or road sections) Winner's average speed over stages 109.28kph. LEADING R"ETIREMENTS COMPLETED (52) Joakim Nyman/Bo Holmstrand s RALLY LEADERS Sordo stage 1, Loeb 2-4, Hirvonen 5-21 . Mitsubishi Lancer Eve IX PCWRC SWRC / GROUP N LEADER Andersson stages 1-21. PCWRC LEADER Flodin stages 1-21. March 2010 E03427 (FIN) LAST STAG driveshaft (7 Dusty Times

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---GffJlO D 2009 LUCAS OIL SHOOTOUT ··Just Far The Bucks By Homer Eubanks Photos: Trackside Photo Justin Smith took top honors in the Limited Buggy class at Elsinore, he's seen here throwin' dirt as he heads to the checkers. with a time of 1.01.052 clocking 58.966 mph. Troy Herbst was second fasted by tripping the clock at 1.01.435 and Carl Rene-zeder proved third quickest with a time of 1.01.513 Unlimited Buggy fast qualifier was Mike Dondel with a lap of 1:04.390 who edged out Larry Job's 1:04.764. Cameron Steele qualified third when he turned a 1:04.831 lap. The fastest Unlimited Lite qualifier was Chris Brandt when It was a big win for Carl Renezeder at Lake Elsinore for the Lucas Oil Wrap up races, he's seen here flying to the Unlimited 2 victory. he turned a 55. 791 mph on lap 3500 lb with 300 hp), on the ited Buggy, ;md Unlimited 2 vs. eight tripping the clock with a The Rockstar Energy Lucas Oil Challenge Cup, presented by Geico Powersports, scheduled December 11-12 at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Complex, had to be postponed until the 18 and 19th. It turns out the track is built in a flood plain, and as luck would have it, the track flooded during one of Southern California's rare rain storms. The wait for the following weekend proved ben-eficial for racers and fans alike as they were blessed with the areas more typical clear skies. The first of a kind "Big Mon-ey Short Course Shoot Out" broke with traditional classifica-tions and combined classes pit-ting the Unlimited 2 and 4-wheel drive vehicles together, this we have seen before, but they then matched up Unlimited Buggies (weighing 2300 lb with 225 hp) with Unlimited Lites (weighing same track, at the same time. Unlimited 4 races. time of 1:04.527. Second fast-This unique opportunity gave Qualifying est was Rob Naughton's time the racers a chance to win their Unlimited 2 fast qualifier was of 1:05.553. Third quickest was share of $200,000, an overall none other than this year's class Jimmy Stephensen with trophy, and some big bragging Rookie of the Year, Jeff Ward, a time of 1:05.617. At Sat-rights. The fans were treated when he turned a lap of 1:02.401 urday morning's LCQ Jacob with some exciting racing action. with a speed of 57 .691 mph Person, Matt Loiodice, Leroy Lo-In this Shoot Out the sea-during his last lap of qualifying erwald and John Fitzgerald were son championships had already on lap seven. The other quali-the top four qualifiers to move been decided at Primm, NV in fiers went as many as 12 laps but on to the main. November. With the pressure Ward had put his truck's lid in Rob Naughton set the fast-of championship points gone the dirt, with its tires reaching est qualifying time in the Super and with three months before for the sky in turn five, ending Lite division recording a lap of the next scheduled event to fix his run. Rob MacCachren, win-1:08.332 equating to 52.684 any broken equipment,.'s ner of the last season event held mph. Todd LeDuc was a close mind-set was on cashing in on at Primm, turned his second fast-second with 1:08.382 and Ricky the bucks. est qualifying lap during lap two James was third with his quick The two-day format had with a time of 1:02.698 at 57.418 lap of 1:08:690. Making his de-timed qualifying on Friday, Last mph. Todd LeDuc was third fast-but transition from two to four Chance Qualifying races on Sat- est around the one mile course. wheels was XGames Superstar urday morning and four Unlimited 4 top qualifier was Freestyler Jeremy "Twitch" Sten-cup events Saturday after-Kyle LeDuc (another class win- berg; having witnessed his early noon; Limited Buggy, Super ner from Primm) when he set motocross racing career at Bar-Lite, Unlimited Lite vs. Unlim-fast time on his ninth of 10-laps ona Oaks it came as no surprise -------------------------. that Jeremy made a respectable first impression by qualifying sixth fastest in a field of 13 contestants. Bruce Farley showed the Lim-ited Buggy drivers the quick-est way around Lake Elsinore by qualifying with a time of 1: 10.387 (51.146 mph). Justin Smith turned a lap of 1: 10.529 for second quickest and Curt Geer qualified third with a 1: 10.601 lap. Saturday's Unlimited 2 and 4 LCQ had 10 entries. During the. parade lap Justin Davis had to be pulled off but was able to get fired back up and return to his front row grid before the start. Jeff Geiser and Davis provided some hard fought competition during the early laps until they tangled in turn four and Evan Evans inherited the lead. Evans' lead was short lived as mechani-cal failure sent him to the pits after two laps. Travis Coyne took over from Evans with Dan Vandenheuvel and Chris Brandt trailing. Ed Herbst spent the first half of the race trailing the pack but1 after the mandatory caution began picking his way to the front. Herbst was able to pass the entire field except a determined Coyne, who went on to see the checkers first. Herbst was sec-ond, followed by Vandenheuvel, Davis then Chris Brandt. Gary Williams took second place honors in the Limited Buggy race, In the Super Lite contest it was Chad George taking the silver medal, he's seen here at one of many landings. Chad is seen here on his way to the checkered flag. Rob MacCachren gave it his all but this time he had to settle for a second place finish in Unlimited 2, here at high speed. Ed Herbst took second place honors in the Unlimited 4 race, Ed was Bobby Pecoy ran like a scalded ape but he had to settle for a second In the Unlimited Lite race is was Rob Naughton taking a very close just a few seconds behind the leader at the flag. place finish in the Unlimited Buggy battle. second place finish, he's seen here nicely airborne. Page 18 March 2010 Dusty Times

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Rob Naughton was the gold medal winner at Elsinore in the Super Lite fracas, he's seen here nicely airborne. The Unlimited Lite LCQ had eight in class. Corey Sisler was battling for sec;ond when he took a hard roll in turn two put-ting him out of the race. Once Sisler crashed the pack settled in to a follow the leader, who was Jacob Person. After the manda-tory caution restart Person put the hammer down with Matt Loiodice second. The serious race was between Leroy Loerwald and John Fitzgerald for third. The two swapped positions un-til Loerwald was able to shake loose with just a couple of laps to go. Fitzgerald then had pres-sure from Chuck Dempsy who took his fourth place spot until Fitzgeral!;l was able to retake the position on the last lap at turn four. The eight-car field of Unlim-ited Buggy LCQ was rather mat-ter of fact. On the start Bobby Dusty Times PeCoy charged to the front and held on until after the caution. PeCoy got caught sleeping on the restart and Shawn Gibson and Chuck Cheek slipped by. Cheek was able to out duel Gibson for the lead then was able to hold the lead to the checkers. Gib-son had some troubles after the white flag came out and PeCoy slipped into second. Gibson held on for third and fourth was John Holmes. Cup Races The Bully Dog Super Lites were the first of the big money events consisting of 13 competitors. Jeremy "Twitch" Stenberg had the pole position with Joey Granatelli alongside. The two held the lead on the start with Stenberg edging out Granatelli. Brandon Ward tried to better his third row starting position and·rolled hard over the Travis Coyne took the Unlimited 4 win at the lake, he's seen here throwin' lots of dirt on his way home. Rob Naughton held onto the lead with Ricky James trailed. James dropped to third when he hie cled his truck ·ust before the mandatory caution. At the restart Naughton kept his lead with Chad George tak-ing second, Todd LeDuc slipped into third ahead of James. Sten-berg muscled his way around Reyes· in turn four fo r f ifth. LeDuc pulled off ending his day on the eighth lap and Dawson Kirchner moved into third. Sten-berg spun in turn six just before the white flag then pulled off ending · his chance of any prize money. Naughto n h eld o n to win the $20,000 with Chad George second ($10,000) and Dawson Kirchner taking home the $5000 for third. Just out of the money was Joey Granatelli. Limited Buggy Cup event had only eight cars entered but pro-vided some good racing action. On the pole was Jeff Richards Continued an page 20 burm in turn four putting him out of the race, causing a restart. On the restart James led George and Stenberg. The three got to-gether in turn three resulting in Stenberg taking the lead. On the next lap David Reyes rolled in turn six but landed rubber side dowI). and was able to get back into the combat. Naughton put the power down over the back stretch jump to take the lead from Stenberg. While trying to over tale Stenberg, Chad Leis-ing experienced a spectacular crash over the high back stretch tabletop when he drifted into Stenberg midair, and got crossed up. Upon landing he nose-rolled several times down the side of the jump. Leising was ok but was done for the day. Stenberg recovered only to later spin out in turn three dropping him from the front of the pack to 10th. It was a nice win for Chuck Cheek, he's seen here high flying his buggy to the Unlimited Buggy win, he gets our award for high flyer. TTBEADLCCK SIMULATED B.L. VWBEADLOCK 1 SX 1 2 VW BEADLOCK March 2010 · Page 19

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It was a third place finish in Super Lite for Dawson Kirchner, seen Not afraid of heights, Bryce Menzies soars through the air on his Dan Vanden Heuvel drove hard as he couple but this time Dan had here at just one of many landings during the race. way to a third place finish in the Unlimited 2 fight. to settle for the bronze medal in the Unlimited 4 contest. Shawn Gibson gets nicely airborne as he flies to a third place finish It was a bronze medal finish for Mike Dondel in the Unlimited Lite Joey Granatelli was first off the podium finisher in the Super Lite in the hotly contested Unlimited Buggy race. race, Mike is seen here heading for the checkers. contest, he's seen here just before a nice landing. with Gary Williams alongside, Kyle Quinn and John Fitzgerald sat in row two behind them. Richards was able to make the best of his front row position on the start but found himself mid pack by lap two with Quinn lead-ing. Fitzgerald pressured Quinn with Williams matching Fitzger-ald's pace. Fitzgerald passed Quinn and brought with him this year's reigning champion, Bruce Fraley in second. Fitzger-ald used the clean air up front to pull some breathing room on Fraley but the added distance was taken away when the manda-tory caution came out. Quinn used the caution time to make some adjustments but returned in time for the restart. On the restart Fitzgerald headed the pack into turn one and was first into turn two but Fraley came in hot and tried to cut inside, running his left front cared, there was plenty of action Coffero succumbed to mechani-tire over Fitzgerald's right rear, to entertain the fans. · cal woes and had to pull off giv-causing the two to get hung up. A total of 26 trucks and bug-ing the lead to Brandt. Soon While they were trying to untan-gies took the course, and with after a full course caution came gle Justin Smith drove around that many vehicles on course out when Parker Grabowski for the lead with Williams taking it was hard to keep up with all got up on his side in turn six. second and Justin Davis third. the action. The starting grid During the caution this year's The two front-runners kept their had the trucks up front then Unlimited Lite Champion Brian positions until the checkers with the buggies. At the start Todd Deegan pulled off track but was Quinn taking the final money Coffero used his pole position able to return before the green spot from Davis. The pay out to take command with Jimmy came out. The racing order had was $3000 to Smith, $2000 for Stephensen attempting to hold Brandt in the lead, Naughton Williams and Quinn took home off Rob Naughton and Chris second with Deegan third, back $1000. Justin Davis finished Brandt. During the first lap a few places was George leading fourth. there was a buggy that made it up the buggies. The Unlimited Lite versus to sixth overall but got sideways On the restart Jacob Person Unlimited Buggy Cup race, pit-in turn four (which is called the got up on his side in turn two ting the Lite trucks against open-abyss, because the action drops but was able to return only to_ wheeled buggies was a first for out of site, and the actual driver loose his right rear wheel in turn short course racing. At first, the was lost in all the other cars exit- six, causing him to retire. question on everyone's mind ing the turn). After a couple of During the mandatory cau-was, why? After all, the buggies laps things hadn't changed much tion Brandt was the leader and turned in qualifying laps 2-3 as the first 13 overall runners Deegan second, third was Naugh-seconds faster then the Lites. But were trucks and Greg George ton, and George had moved into once the race got started, who was in command of the buggies. fourth. Shortly after the restart ....-------------------= ..... ------, Deegan took the lead but soon after pulled off and retired for the day. Naughton made his move on Brandt in turn four and once the door was open George moved into second place. George quickly set his sights on Naugh-ton. After studying his lines, George decided that turn two was the perfect spot to duck in-side and take the lead away. Lat-er Naughton tried to retake the lead in turn five causing the two to tangle, but George was able to hang on to the position. By the time the white flag came ot1t most of the front-runners were buggies. George had the lead; Naughton was second in his Un-limited Lite, then a slew of bug-gies. On the last lap George had pulled away from Naughton to take the overall honors, Naugh-ton was second overall and first Unlimited Lite. Coming from Rodrigo Atnpudia flew the Pappas & Beer Unlimited 2 truck to a It was a fourth place finish in the Unlimited 4 bash for Justin Davis, fourth place finish, he's seen here in graceful flight. Justin is seen here at full power headin' for the finish. John Holmes was a wee bit off the winning pace in the Unlimited Buggy bash, John finished first off the podium at race end. It was a fifth overall finish in Super Lite for John Harrah, John is seen Curt LeDuc was off the winning pace in the Unlimited 2 fracas, Curt Larry Job was not his usual self at Elsinore, Larry took a fifth place here grabbin' lots of air as he heads for the finish. is seen here flying to a fifth place finish. finish in the Unlimited Lite fracas at the Elsinore Wrap Up. Page 20 March 2010 Dusty Times

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Ricky James had to settle for a sixth place finish in the Super lite Tim Herbst poured on the power in the Unlimited 2 contest but this Kent Brascho drove to an eighth place finish in the always hotly contest at Elsinore, seen here in level flight. time Tim had to settle for a sixth place finish ion the class. contested Unlimited 2 race, seen here under full steam. It was a seventh place finish in the Unlimited lite contest for Rich Normally a front runner, Cameron Steele had to settle for an eighth Todd leDuc and Carl Renezeder mix it up in the Unlimited 2 race, Ronco, he's seen here churnin' dirt on his way home. place finish in Unlimited lite, here saving some tire wear. Carl went on to win while Todd fell to 15th place finish. fifth on the last lap to take third his was forward. Todd LeDuc drigo Ampudia received $7500 ing i_n fifth overall but second Just out of the money in the was Mike Dondel. Of the top remained in the lead with Mac-for third U2. Missing out on in the U4 class was Curt LeDuc U4 division was Travis Coyne. 11 finishers, Naughton was the Cachren second. Renezeder had the U2 pay out was Michael earning himself $15,000. Tim Next scheduled LOORS event is only truck. Twelfth overall and been working his way forward Johnson crossing over fourth in Herbst crossed over sixth earn-March 6-7 2010 at Lake Elsinore second truck was John Fitzgerald and ended up third just as the class and ninth overall. Com-ing him third in U4 for $7500. Motorsports Complex. and Chris Brandt was third in mandatory caution came out. class and 13th overall. Menzies was fourth and Adrian Greg George took home the Cenni was fifth. overall honors and a check for At the restart Todd LeDuc $20,000. Naughton had to settle held onto his lead but Mac-for runner up money of $10,000 Cachren lost second to Rene-and the $5,000 purse went to zeder, who quickly went to work Dondel for third. Cheek fin-on capturing the lead. When ished fourth. Renezeder found an opening Final event of the day was the inside of LeDoc on turn three combined battle of Unlimited he quickly placed himself ahead 2 and Unlimited 4 classes for of the ensuing pack. LeDuc 16-laps. A total of 28 of the fire then had MacCachren to con-brea thing monsters took the tend with and after a few laps field with the front 14 being LeDuc made a slight error and the Unlimited 2 ahead of the rolled out of contention. Mac-4-wheel drives. Up for grabs was Cachren couldn't believe his a share of $105,000 to be divided luck, but had no time left to among the top three in each of attempt challenging Renezeder the two classes. for the overall. When Renezeder On the grid Rob Naughton sat came around turn six he knew inside with Todd LeDuc outside. he had 30,000 reasons for a On the start Naughton got the merry Christmas. MacCachren jump but before the lap ended finished second overall and first LeDuc was in charge; and when 2WD. Third overall was Bryce Naughton got pushed aside, Rob Menzies and Rodrigo Ampudia MacCachern and Bryce Men-crossed over fourth. zies drove by Naughton. Back At the podium Carl Rene-in eighth position was another . zeder was handed the overall LeDuc, this time the four-wheel trophy and a check for $30,000, drive of Curt LeDuc. Back further also receiving $30,000 was Rob in the field was the four-wheel MacCachren for winning the drive of 2009 season Unlimited 2 2-wheel drive division. Bryce and Unlimited 4 Champion Carl Menzies took home $15,000 for Renezeder methodically picking second in the U2 class and Ro-What a win, Greg George beat out 25 other buggies in the Unlimited lite skirmish, Greg is seen here going for the checkers. Dusty Times PINCH BBIIIIEII II UNIBAU t:UP,11 March 2010 ~ ~ -~-~ - - ~~ -~ - ~ -~ RACE RADIOS ~&.i:KENWBBB ... Page 21

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Gumz Wins Big By Ste11e Ruddick Photos: Trackside Photo Matt Gumz was the big winner in the 1/2-1600 fracas, Matt is seen here nicely airborne in his buggy dn his way to the checkers, Matt beat out seven other cars for his win. 'Twas three weeks before Christmas and 100 racers buck-led up and motored out in Barstow CA to race on be-half of Toys 4 Tots. 'Twas the double-loop figure-8 Course out behind the Slash/X Cafe - 13 miles on the small loop and 32 miles on the long loop. Classes 1, 10, 12, 1600, 5, 1400 and 3000 did four Laps on the large loop in the morning and then switched over to do five Laps on the small loop in the afternoon. Classes 9, 5/16, 1300 4cyl, 7s, and 1450, did six Laps on the small loop in the morning and switched over in the afternoon for two Laps on the large loop. Class 11 and 3 did five small Laps and one big Lap. There were 7 Road Cross-ings (RX) on the large loop and 3 RX on the small loop. December in the desert is still winter in Barstow and can be downright. nasty -even for seasoned desert rats. 'Twas the same this race day. You're driving an un-heated, open cockpit racecar -and I can't feel my fingers or toes or nose. Not much there to protect you from the raw elements: hot or cold; dust or dirt; big dawgs or small rocks .. Do they even make Nomex long johns? The point is: you've got to be pretty hardy, or just plain nuts, to race in this sport. You can get vests that keep you cool, use tho·se super soakers around your neck, run your helmet pumper through an in-cab ice chest, drink electrolytes. Keeping warm in the winter in the desert is another matter. The wind, the chill or heat Travis Chase took silver medal honors in the Class 1 race, Travis is factor; the Class you're in - all contribute to driver comfort. If you're in an open cockpit Class -you are max exposed to the raw elements. Keep your head and neck warm, or cool. Hyper-or hypo-thermia is no joke. And driver [sic: Ace Reporter] comfort and safety does make a difference. Heck -even I have to brave the raw desert elements to get the good dirt for our DT readers. Ha! CLASS 1: Fourteen entries; six racers completed 9 Laps. Class 1 started their race day doing four laps on the big 32-mile loop part of the course. Mike Pacewiczh completed that portion of the race the fastest in 2:28: 19 at 51. 7 mph in car #135 -with a 00:02:24 lead in front of Mindy Jeffries in car #199. Jeffries completed It was a nice Trophy Challenge win for Wendell Mortenson at the Toys For Toys event, Wendeil had twenty minutes on his competition when the checkers flew. the four laps in 2:30:43 at 51.3 mph. Andrew Birchard was runnfog in third spot in car #107 after four laps and about 00:03:42 behind Jeffries. Birchard DNF'd after Lap 4. Travis Chase was running in fourth spot at that point with an elapsed time of 2:42:01 and about 8 minutes behind #107. After completing four laps on the big loop, Class 1 switched over to do five Laps on the 13-mile short loop part of the racecourse. The short loop turned out to be the 'rougher' section and took its toll on the entire field of en-tries over the course of the day. Mike Pacewizch -ran a pretty flawless race to win First Place in Class and # 1 Overall in car # 135. Pacewizch completed nine laps in 3:47:00 to take the win by a 00: 13: 12 margin of victory. Travis Chase actually came from behind in fourth spot in car #195 and outpaced Mike Pacewizch on the short loop course, but just couldn't close the gap before the check-ered flag flew. Chase still won Second Place in Class and Second Overall with a total elapsed time of 4:00: 12. Mindy Jeffries made it a race in car # 199 -finishing in Third Place in Class and Third Overall in 4:00:47 -just 35-seconds behind Chase in #195. Kimberly Bruce finished in Fourth Place in car # 115 in 4:45:41. Rick Volpe had some serious issues on Lap 1 in car # 110 but still managed to fin-ish in Fifth Place in 5:25: 11 for the day. Sean Callahan had some serious issues on Lap 2 in car #143 but finished nine laps in 5:58: 15 to win Sixth Place. CLASS 12: · Five entries; four racers completed nine laps. Class 12 started the race day doing four laps on the big 32-mile loop part of the course. Tom Rockenback com-pleted the four laps on the big loop in 2:50: 12 in car #1141 to go in front of the pack at that point in the race with a 00:03: 12 lead. Danny Savant was running in second spot in car # 1281. Tom Stewart in car #1216 was about four minutes behind Savant. David Sanchez was another half-hour behind Stewart, in car #122?. After completing four laps on the big loop, Class 1 switched over to do five Lag_~ on the 13-mile short loop part of the racecourse. The stand-ings didn't change but the time intervals did. Tim Rockenback won First Place in Class with a total elapsed time of 4:19:42 in car #1141. That was a 00:03:28 margin of victory. Danny Sa-vante completed the full nine seen here at full tilt as he screams toward the finish line in his really Ryan Cohee took a second place finish in the Trophy Challenge at James Bolinas had a terribly long last lap, it put him two and a half good looking buggy. Toys For Tots, seen here headin' for the checkers. hours behind the winner, seen here before the problem. Cody Rash is seen here slightly airborne as he heads to a silver medal Ed Mahoney took second place honors in the Class 11 fracas, Ed It was a second place finish in Class 78 for Danny Savant at Toys finish in Class 9, Cody was 11 minutes in arrears at the checkers. was eight minutes in arrears at the flag, here at speed. For Tots, seen here ready for one of many landings. Page 22 March 2010 Dusty Times

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The big win in the Trophylite division went to Karl Scanlan in his good lookin' machine, Karl is seen here flying his way to the coveted checkered flag, laps in 4:23: 10 to win Second ry. David Sanchez got it done Place in Class in car # 1281. in 5:28:26 to finish in Fourth That was a 00:11:32 margin of Place in car #122? victory. Tom Stewart crossed CLASS 1/2-1600: Eight the Finish Line in 4:34:42 in entries; five cars completed car # 1216 to win Third Place nine laps. Matt Gumz got all with a 1:07:20 margin of victo-the required laps done the Dan Chamlee lets all his suspension hang out as he steers his truck towards the finish line, Dan had more than half in hour in hand when he took the checkered flag. fastest in car # 1606 and won of 4:34:26. That was 00: 18:03 First Place with a total elapsed faster than Zach Sizelove in time of 4: 15:25. That was a car #1621. Sizelove got his laps 00: 18:41 margin of victory. done in 4:52:09 to win Third Tom Craig drove car # 1622 Place in Class. Kevin Coleman to a Second Place spot on the in car #1623 was only 2m-45s podium with an elapsed time behind Sizelove at the Finish Line. -Coleman completed the required laps in 4 :54 :50 to finish in Fourth Place for the day. Keith Rogovin got his laps done in 5:07:53 to finish in Fifth Place. CLASS 5-unlimited: Three entries; one car completed 9 laps. This Class was pretty much dominated by Nicole Garavito in car #505. Larry Acuna got the pole spot at the Start in car #507. It was all Ga-ravito after that. I think maybe A.R.T.S. should check Gara-vito's shoes for extra 'Lead foot' because #505 cranked it on Lap 1 to take over as the leader of the pack by a 0:00:29 margin at 43. 7 mph. As if that wasn't good enough, Garavito cranked it up another notch on Lap 2 at 44.3 mph to take a 00:01:13 lead. Garavito was in the lead by over 30m after completing all four laps on the large loop. Todd McMiniment Continued on p1g1 24 Robert Lemaster took a really nice win in Class 88, he's seen here at A silver medal finish in Class BC went to Mark Workentine, Mark is full throttle coming out of a dip, heading for the checkers. seen here workin' hard for the checkered flag. Tom Craig collected the silver medal at the MORE Toys For Tots in Class 1/2-1600, he's seen here just before landing. Dusty Times March 2010 Page 23

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was running in second spot in car #519 after the big loop laps were done but recorded a DNF after that. Larry Atuna got in six laps of fun in car #507 be-fore his race day was done, too. That left Garavito to beat the desert in #505. Garavito did to win First Place in car #505 in 5: 12: 18. The time sheets show that Garavito also had some of the best lap times of the day of everyone -on the short course loop. Nice driving. CLASS 10: Two entries; two cars completed 9 laps. Kevin Ellig in car #401 and Jim Gorman in car # 1070 were the sole entries in Class and battled each other and the desert for victory. Both found a spot on the podium inside the winner's circle. Gorman was first out of the starting gate at the green flag but faded on lap 1. El-Jig shot into the lead in car #401 and was ahead by over 18m by the end of the first lap. Ellig was ahead by over lh-12m by the end of the long loop laps. Gorman bounced back on the short loop course and narrowed that margin to only 50m-30s when the check-.ered flag flew. Ellig won First Place in Class in car #401 in 4:06:30. Gorman completed all 9 laps in 4 :57:06 to win Second Place for the day. Nicole Garavito was the gold medal winner in the Class 5 race, Nicole is seen here just at touchdown while on her way to the sometimes elusive checkered flag. CLASS 1400: Five entries; four trucks completed 9 laps. Alf an Byma was first out of the starting gate in truck #1433. Sal Gomez was next to get the green flag in truck #1413 and was in the lead after Lap 1 at 40 mph and by 21s. Gomez stumbled on Lap 3 and Robert Lemaster took over as leader of the pack in truck #1447. Lemaster was out in front by 40m after completing four laps in 3:01:51 on the big loop course after Byma struggled on Lap 2 and Gomez stumbled on Lap 3. Lee Orr was running in second spot after completing four laps in 3:42:25 on the big loop course in truck #1444. The pack got reshuffled after switching over to the short course. Things changed on the short loop course. Other rac-ers drove faster times but Le-master drove fast enough to win First Place in truck #1447 in 4:56:25 and with a 31m margin of victory. Sal Gomez motored on to win Second Place in Class in truck # 1413 in 5:27:00 and by a 10m mar-gin of victory. Allan Byma re-covered and drove truck #1433 to the Third Place win in 5:37: 10 with a 3m-30s lead ahead of Lee Orr. Orr finished \ \ \ Steve Patton was the only Class 5-1500 car that started the race, he completed his 8 mandatory laps in a shade over four hours, Steve is seen here in a slightly off kilter landing. in Fourth Place in 5:40:39 in truck #1444. CLASS 3000 -Trophy Li-tes: Three entries; two cars completed 9 laps. It was a race between Karl Scanlan in car #3018 arid Dan Nunley in car #3017. Nunley was in the lead by lh-23m after completing four laps on the long loop course. Nunley ran into a few issues on Lap 6 and was down on time when Scanlan took the lead and went on to finish in First Place in car #3018 by a lh margin of victory. Scanlan finished in 4:47:00 and Nunley finished in 5:40:50. CLASS 7-unlimited: One entry' one truck completed 9 laps. Dan Chamlee was the sole entry in Class 7u in truck #700. Just go out and cruise to the win, right? Don't break it and don't crash it. Yea, right. I don't think so. You don't come to Barstow to do that. You come to Barstow to race -even if your only competition is the desert. Chamlee came to race. Chamlee completed all the required laps in 4:34:54 to win First Place in truck #700. Robbie Cockrell knows a bit about flying, here he gets his truck nicely airborne as he points it's nose towards the finish line, he had more than two hours in hand at the checkers. There were 14 cars entered in the Class 9 shootout at the Toys For Tots bash, Bud Ward is seen here in beautiful level flight on his way to the Class win. CLASS 9: Fourteen entries; twelve cars completed 8 laps. Class 9 did six Laps on the small loop in the morning and switched over in the afternoon for two Laps on the large loop. This is a very competitive class and the time intervals are usually pretty close for the leaders. Bud Ward drove the most consistent and fastest lap times in car #907 on the short course loop and was in the lead by 9m-34s after complet-ing the required six laps. Cody Rash was in pursuit in second spot in car #97 3 and Rash wat only lm-28s in front of Nate Himmelrick in car #987. Mark Nappi in car #939 was about Sm behind Rash and Doug Silcock in car #905 was about Sm behind Nappi. The rest of the race pack was more or less equally spread out -with two laps still remaining It was a fourth place finish in Class 1 for Kimberly Bruce, Kim is seen Jim Kalp had to settle for a bronze medal finish in the Trophy Nate Himmelrick took third place honors in the Class 9 contest, Nate here at high speed headin' for the checkers. Challenge, he's seen here all dug in and speedin' for home; was exactly two minutes out of a second place finish at the flag. Alan Rockwood had a decent race in Class BC, he took a third place Zach Sizelove is seen here just at touchdown at Toys For Tots, Zach Rich Volpe had problems on his first lap, he got back in it and was finish, he's seen here just getting airborne. finished third in the Class 1/2-1600 battle. credited with a fifth place finjsh in the Class 1 skirmish. Page 24 March 2010 Dusty Times

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It was a great win in the Class 10 fracas for Kevin Ellis, Kevin is seen here just at one of many takeoffs as he flew his car home, well ahead of his competition. the long course loop. Two long laps later and Bud Ward crossed the Finish Line in 3:39:34 to win First Place in car #907 by a 12m margin of victory. Cody Rash won Second Place in car #97 3 by a slender 2m margin of victory ahead of Nate Himmelrick in car # 987. Rash completed the required eight laps in 3:51:55 and Himmelrick did it in 3:53:58. Mark Knappi crossed the Finish Line in car #930 about 2-1/2 minutes behind Himmelrick to win Fourth Place in 3:56:32. Doug Sil-cock got all his laps completed in 4:02:08 to finish in Fifth Place in car #905 about 5-1/2 minutes behind Knappi. Dave Bolles finished in Sixth Place in car #911 in 4: 12:33. Jimmy Toranto got all the laps done in 4:26:01 in car #996 for the Seventh Place finish. Adonis Barela finished in 4:46:43 to win Eighth Place in car #909. CLASS 5/16: Two entries; 1 DNS. Class 5/ 16 did six Laps on the small loop in the morn-ing and switched over in the afternoon for two Laps on the large loop. Steve Patton was the sole entry in Class 5/ 16 and all he had to do was beat Barstow. Patton ran consistent lap times all day and did so in a timely fashion in 4:04:01 to win First Place in car #551. CLASS 1350: Six entries; six cars completed 8 laps. Class 1350 did six Laps on the small loop in the morning and switched over in the afternoon for two Laps on the large loop. Wendell Mortensen started at the rear of the race pack at the green flag in car # 1303. Mortensen was in the front There were eight cars entered in the Class 11 conflict, Bob Depew beat them all handily, Bob is seen here slightly askew as he points his csar towards the elusive checkered flag. of the race pack by almost 3m after the first lap, and had an 8-1/2 minute lead after completing the required six laps on the short loop course. Mortensen finished all eight laps in 3: 14:45 to win First Place in car # 1303 by a 19-1/ 2 minute margin of victory. Mortensen was done in time for lunch. Ryan Cohee won Second Place in car #1327 in 3:34:21 and by a 8m-22s margin. Jim Kalp crossed the Finish Line in 3:42:43 to win Third Place in car #1322 with a 7m margin. Tom Bird got the required laps done in 4:09:36 to finish in Fourth Place in car # 1350. Pepper Cote took 5: 14:49 to complete all the required laps to finish in Fifth Place in car #1325. It took Vincent Dudash 6:27:37 to get car # 1367 around the course for all the required laps, which was good enough to finish in Sixth Plate for the day. CLASS 7s: Five entries; one truck completed 9 laps. Class 7s did six Laps on the small loop in the morning and switched over in the afternoon for two Laps on the large loop. Robbie Cockrell got the Rear Start at the green flag in truck #729 and was out in front of the race pack at the end of· the first lap by about 2-min-utes. Cockrell found the fast line through the short course loop and was ahead by over 8 minutes after completing six laps. Cockrell continued on the fast line for ·two laps on the large loop course and finished all the required laps in 3:43:52 to win First Place in Class in truck #729 -with a 30-minute margin of victory in hand. James Bollinas lost time on Laps 6 and 8 but still got truck #7 37 to the Finish Line in 6: 12:01 to win Second Place in Class. Jonathan Gean man-aged to get in seven laps of fun in 5:38:30 before his race day was done in truck #745. CLASS 1450: seven entries; one DNS; four trucks com-pleted 8 laps. Class 1450 did six Laps on the small loop in the morning and switched over in the afternoon for two Laps on the large loop. Dennis Gerdes got the pole position start in class in truck #1471 but it was Tom Scott who was out in front by almost 3-1/2 minutes in truck #1451 after the first lap was done. Mark Workentine was running in second spot in truck # 1432 with a 1-minute lead in front of Mike Hobbs in truck #1465. After completing the required six laps on the s-hort loop course Tim Scott was still in the lead in truck #1451 -with a +9-minute time advantage. Al-lan Rockwood had worked his way up to second spot in truck #1453 and had a lm-34s lead on Mark Workentine in truck #1432. Mike Hobbs in truck # 1465 had slipped back into fourth spot ahead of Dennis Gerdes in truck #1471. Gerdes DNF'd after that. Shawn Wal-ters was running in sixth spot in truck #1469. Walters strug-gled on Lap 7 and his race day was done too; DNF. After completing eight laps of fun, Tim Scott got it done Continued on page 26 2010 MEXICAN 1000 RALLY cu• tl~1tS\ APRIL 28-May 2, 20UJ IIPDATEo \h.11 Mexicali~Bahia ~e Los Angeles~Loreto~La Paz COIJRSE! 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the fastest in truck #1451 to win First Place in Class in 4:09:20 and by a five-min-ute margin of victory. Mark Workentine won Second Place in truck #1432 in an elapsed time of 4: 13:38 and by a lm-47s margin of victory; close. Allan Rockwood had a slow lap 7 on the long loop course in truck # 1453 but still won Third Place in 4: 14:25 while in hot pursuit of Workentine in #1432. Mike Hobbs had a slow lap 7 in truck #1465 too, ancf an even slower lap 8 -but still pulled off a Fourth Place win in 5:44:30. CLASS 1700/Jeepspeed: Three entries; three Jeeps com-pleted 8 laps. Class 1700 did Tim Rockenback had eight minutes in hand when he took the Class 78 win, Tim is seen here with lots of po..;er on as he heads for the finish line at Toys For Tots. Kurt Larmee was the only entrant in the Class 7C race, Kurt is seen here driving his steed hard as he steers it towards the ever elusive checkered flag. six Laps on the small loop in Jeep #1727 was the only vehicle the morning and switched over that did run the correct loops as in the afternoon for two Laps required -making him the First on the large loop. There was Place winner by the rules. some confusion and a protest Mark Kelsey won First in Class 17. At the Driver's Place in Class in Jeep #1727. Meeting, it was announced· that Michael Vernak finished in Class 1700 was listed in the Second Place in Jeep #1760. wrong group of faster class cars Tim Jeffus finished in Third on the race map and they would Place in Jeep # 177 5. run the small loops first with CLASS 11: Class 11 did the slower class cars instead. It five small Laps and one big was also announced that driv-Lap. Eight entries; six cars ers were responsible for keep-completed 6 laps. Dave Cote ing track of their laps. It seems started out toward the rear that-Jeep #1760 and #1775 of the Class 11 wolf pack in did not run their loops in the car #1191 at the green flag order that was required at the but was in the lead by 1 m-40s Driver's Meeting. As a result, ahead of Ed Mahoney in car ...----------------..;,_---, Mark Kelsey took a nice win at the Toys For Tots race in the JeepSpeed Division, he took the gold medal with time to spare, he's seen here in a partial liftoff state. # 1189 by the end of the first lap on the small loop course. Cote had a 22-minute lead ahead of everybody else after completing the required five laps on the small course. Cote was down for three hours on Lap 6 on the big loop co·urse. In the meantime, Bob Depew motored car #1153 to the Finish Line in 3:35:00 to win First Place by an 8m-32s mar-gin of victory. Ed Mahoney won Second Place in Class with a lapsed time 'of 3:43:32, and by a 18m-41s margin of victory. Robert Henderson kept a steady pace to win Third Place in car # 1151 in 4 :04: 13. Luis Galindo took easy task. It's a duel hard won. a little longer to complete all The lines don't always come the required laps in car #1168 easy and the line changes every in 4:35:11 to finish in Fourth lap. Ninety-seven miles and Place. Bill Swisher had a few 3:59:21 later, Larmee drove issues on Lap 6 in car #1148 #302 across the Finish Line for but still finished in Fifth the First Place win. Place in 4 :47:39. Dave Cote That puts the wraps on an-didn't give up in car #1191 other race story from this Ace after leading through most of DT Reporter -braving the win-the race and finished in Sixth ter desert weather in Barstow Place in 5:24:54. to bring you all the good dirt CLASS 300: One entry; one that's fit to print. Come sun or car completed 6 laps. Class 3 wind or rain -it can get cold in did five small Laps and one big the winter in the desert in Bar-Lap. Kurt Larmee was the sole stow. Remember to bring your entry in Class 300 in #302. winter wear gear if you come to His only competition was Bar-race -or spectate. A hundred stow; just beat the desert. No hardy souls and their entou-..-----------------------------,-----, rage' came out to race for fun -It was a third place finish in Class 1 for Mindy Jefferies, she was a mere 35 seconds out of the silver medal, she's seen here at high speed just at touchdown. and on behalf of Toys 4 Tots for some kids who otherwise might not have had such a Merry Christmas. Congratulations and Thank You to everybody who helped! You did good! I don't always get around to interview everybody at every race because there is only one of me and many of you, but -you can always send me your ,1 story: I wish everyone a successful race season in 2010. Be Safe out there. I'll be on the scene again to report the Dusty Times had by all. P.S. Don't forget to Renew your DT subscription -you don't want to miss a single action-packed issue. Mark Nappi gave it all he had in the Class 9 battle, he had to settle A fourth place finish for Kevin Coleman in Class for fourth place, seen here nicely airborne. is seen here just before a picture perfect landing. 1/2-1600, Kevin Doug Si/cock was a wee bit off the winning pace in the Class 9 contest, he's seen here heading to a fifth place finish in Class 9. Keith Rogovin was the fifth place finisher in the Class 1/2-1600 Dave Bolles had an almost hour long seventh lap, that dropped him Robert Henderson was a bit off the winning pace in the Class 11 fracas, Keith is seen here headin' for the checkers. to a sixth place overall finish in Class 9. fight, Bob is seen here at speed on his way to the checkers. Page 26 March 2010 Dusty Times I ,

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.Kory Halopoff #115 • Class One Wimer RoryWard#1449 Spcmnan BuooY Wtftlf More race wins than all other shock manufacturers combined. Robert Naughton LOORRS Supertite Carl Renezeder LOORRS Truck Cup Greg George LOORRS Buggy Cup Wendell Mortensen MORE r-c Karl Scanlan MORE Class 3000 Dan Olamlee MORE Ultra Truck Nirole Garavito MORE Class 5 Tim Rockenback MORE Class 7B Tim Scott MORE Class 1450 Kory Halopoff SCORE Class 1 Kevin Carr SCORE Gass 5 Juan Lopez SCORE Class 8 Robert Morton Jr. SCORE Gass 9 Mikey Lawrence SCORE Class 10 Joe Baca! SCORE Stock Full Rory Ward SCORE Sportsman Buggy Buddy Feldkamp Glen Helen Class 1500 Karl Scanlon Glen Helen Class 3000 Brandon Chavez Glen Helen Class 1450 Frank Thing MDR Trophy Truck Gunnar Peterson MOR Class 1000 Matt Borden MDRClass 1400 Michael Ballard MOR Class 1450 '

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b!QR.J:. SUPERSTITION ·Mccallum Takes The overall By Judy Smith The annual New Year's Eve event at Plaster City West was won by Shawn and Larry McCallum in their LS3 powered Jimco. This event is the grand finale for the MDR's Superstition Se-ries, and it combines some good racing with a sort of holiday atmo-sphere to make it a lot of fun. The weather was mild, with only slight winds, which helped make it a good day all around. The morning started off with a Trophy Kart race, on a course all visible from the start line area. A gaggle of nervous parents and highly entertained spectators watched as the kids raced for about nine minutes, completing five laps in that time. Once they'd finished their laps, the wins went to Broe Dickerson, Wes Atherton and Dustin Morrison in their re-spective classes. As if all that wasn't enough, the BLM had given permission to use a bit more of the terrain that used to belong to the series, so the course had some "new" stuff in it. But along with that -came a problem, in that there were so many twists and turns that it meant some opportunities for the folks who knew the terrain well Photos: Art Eugenio Frank Thing took the Unlimited Truck Class win with ease, there were seven entrants but Frank was the only finisher. "thei r" season championship. Class 1400 trucks, with five start-Their time was 3:42:35. ers. These are the "prerun" trucks The Appleton brothers, Chris gone Pro. They are required to and Steve, had a good day also, have steel cabs and doors (as de-dividing the driving evenly. Their livered) and the doors must work. only problem was that they lost After installation of the safety their radio for the final two laps. requirements, everything else Their time was 4: 15:40. is pretty much unlimited. They Third place went to Steve Jan- paid an entry fee of $360 during gaard who drove all the way in his 2009, and raced for a purse. They Chenowth. He said he'd had one were required to run all the laps flat, which he had changed in a required in the unlimited classes. pit, and he'd changed co-drivers On the first lap the lead be-after lap one and again after lap longed to Dan Unsicker, Toyota, three. Ris time was 4:28: 17. He who recorded his personal best was the final finisher in that class. time, and fast lap for the class, at In the Unlimited class, which 1:01: 16. In second it was Wayne means unlimited trucks, there Lugo, and third belonged to Sean were three starters, and Tony Cor- Backus. Brothers Matt and Chase tes put his Chevy into the lead on Borden, who'd had a flat in their to "cut" corners. Stern warnings the first lap. Ruben Ledezma had Ford, ran fourth. were given at the drivers' meeting, his new truck in second, with Jeff Backus and Lugo dropped out and extra spotters were stationed Holmes, in a Chevy, 4bout a min-on the second lap, and the Bor-out on the course to note down ute and 19 seconds back. dens moved into the lead, while the numbers of any who might Cortes recorded his fast lap, the others struggled. Unsicker forget to take the proper trail. and the quick lap for the class, at used two hours to get lap two There were 113 starters at the 1 :04:37, on lap two, solidifying his done, and Kyle Bonamo worked at event, and they all went off the lead. Lede;ma was now second as it for three hours. line single file, and· 30 seconds Holmes had a long lap. Ultimately, the Borden broth-apart. There was an eight hour As it turned out, neither Le-ers took the win, in the time of time limit and depending on their dezma nor Holmes made it to the 4:54:04. They'd driven four evenly ,; speed capabilities, classes did one, finish. Cortes got out and gave paced laps even though their truck two, three or four laps. the truck to Frank Thing, who had been stuck in third gear for In Class 100, the first lap was not real happy to find that he three laps. Second place went to leader was Larry McCallum, with had no power steering. Cortes had Unsicker, who did all the driving a time of 53:51, which was the had a flat and a broken throttle in his truck. He said his motor was fast lap for all classes, for the day. cable, for which they had a spare "hardly running", and he thought In second it was Chris Kemp and "already installed." There was no it•was an electrical problem. He third was Chris Appleton. Mark cure for the power steering, so· reported that he'd "changed the McMillin had fallen by the way-Thing did his two laps without coil -done all kinds of stuff." side when he blew his clutch early it, and they went home with the He'd had only second gear on laps in the lap. His son, Daniel, had win. Their total time was 4:40:49. one and three and also had two been scheduled to take over for They were the only team to finish flats and his shift linkage broke. the second half of the race. in the class. His time was 6:31:57. By the end of the second Class 1000, another four lap In third place it was Bonamo, lap McCallum had a good lead, class, started next, with only one whom we apparently missed at the with Steve Jangaard second, only entry. They could have put him finish line. After that very long two seconds in fronn of Chris into Class 100. Gunnar Peterson three-hour lap his times improved, Appleton. · drove his Honda powered Alumi-and he finished in 7:23:40 - a Larry's son, Shawn climbed in Craft car all the way and had no long day. to do the final two laps, and stayed problems, except that the car was Class 1200 started next, with in front, having no problems with a little slow to start after his fuel eight entries. They were a four-the car at all. ,They took the win pit. He did four very•steady laps, lap class. At the end of the first with almost a half hour on the the quickest being the first, at lap both Aaron Farkas and Jason second place car. The McCallums, 59:13, to finish with a total time Gregory had dropped out. And who said they had "all our friends .of 4:06:50, good enough for a sec- Paul Keller had the lead in the Greg Perryman took a really nice win in the Class 5/1600 skirmish, he had 12 and family helping us - every- ond place in Class 100. fast time fo r the class, a nice ;:m=in=u=t=es=in=h=a=n=d=a=t=t=h=e=fl=a=g,=h=e=r;=e=n=ic=e=ly=a,=·rb=o=r.=n=e·=====·==,--.=====-~b~o~d:.!.y:..!'_' _:w:,:e:,:r~e...:::_d,::_el:,:itg:_:h_:::te:,:d::._:t:,:,:o:._::re~g~a:,:i.:,:n:.._ __ T.:..:.:h:e..:n.:..:;ext ... gr_o_u_p_to_st_a_r_t _w_a_s_t_h_e _____ c_a_nt_in_u_ed_a_n_P_•u_e_a_o ___ _ Michael Ballard Was a happy camper as he literally flew to the class Steve Appleton took second spot honors in the Unlimited Car class, win New Years Eve, Michael took the win with nine minutes in hand. Steve is seen here headin' for the checkers. Page 28 March 2010 Cody Stuart braces himself for a kinda hard landing as he flies to a second place finish in Class 5/1600. Dusty Times

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Derek Eugenio took a second place finish in Class 9 on New Years, Ouch! That has to hurt/ Roberto Robles hits hard on his way to a Vic Bruckmann had a slow first lap, got it back together and went Derek was a mere 31 seconds in arrears when he took the checkers. second place finish in Class 11, he was 59 seconds out of the win. on to take the silver medal in the 1200 Class. 59:54. Andy McMillin, Jimco, was a couple oflaps, but plans changed just under two minutes back in On the second lap Rico and minutes behind. He'd pitched second, 52 seconds back. Andy's and Andy was in for the duration. third, and Chris Cortez, Raceco, Keller both dropped out. McMil- three fan belts off, and then he sister, Jessica, rode with him, but (His Trophy Truck was in the shop ran fourth only another second lin went into the lead, Martinez "resettled" the alternator, which she's got a bad shoulder and it was being prepped for the SCORE back. Vic Bruckmann was fifth, ran second, solved the problem. Cortez lost giving her trouble, so she got out. Laughlin event, coming up soon.) in 1:25:25, and Conrad Rico was ·only seven minutes back and a wire on his MSD box, and Originally, she'd planned to drive Behind him Hector Martinez was sixth after a long lap. Bruckmann was third another 21 dropped two cylinders, and fell to Page 30 March 2010 fourth. On the third lap they all ran pretty well. Darned well, in fact. McMillin did almost a one-hour even lap time, and the other three each did an hour and five minutes plus a few seconds. They held their relative positions. On the fourth lap McMillin ran another one hour lap, plus 33 seconds, and took the win in 4:03:20 reporting no problems and no flat tires. He was also third in the overall standings. He was tired and sore, complaining that the 1200 car was "much harder on the body" than his Trophy Truck. Bruckmann and co-driver, Rick St. John finished second, in 4:39:03. In third it was Martinez, who lost a half-hour that lap, and his time was 4:49:53. Cortez was fourth, at 5:00:18.· The 1600 cars lined up next with 19 entries. They were also a four-lap class. Joe Gunning fell out on the first lap, and Steve Eugenio went into the lead in his ,, Lothringer with a lap of 58: 12, the fast one for the class for the day. He had about two minutes on Caleb Sanden in a Romo, who ran second about three minutes back. In third it was Kyle Conlon, and D.). Jeffrey was fourth in his Por-ter and in fifth it was Scott Reams in a Jimco. (Reams was driving the Jimco that used to belong to Eric Baumgartner, a popular FUD rac-er back in the day, who was lost his life in a car crash about eight years ago. It was a kind of sentimental journey back in time for this team to be using his car.) On the second lap very little changed. One more driver, Daniel Deen, dropped out, but the rest stayed almost in the same order. Eugenio still led with five minutes on Sanden, who had a minute on Conlon. Then it was Reams in fourth and Jeffrey in fifth, just four seconds behind him. Lap three looked similar. Eu-genio was still in front, by about three minutes, then came Conlon, Jeffrey and Reams's co-driver, Bill Pate. And at the end of the fourth lap Eugenio was still in front, and he took the win with a time of 4:00:43. He reported that he'd had one flat, which his crew had replaced during his fuel stop, and he thought the motor might be "going away." He also said that his neck hurt. His time was good for a second place in the overall standings. Second went to Sanden who did the last three laps with broken front springs, or spring adjuster. Nonetheless, he was only eight minutes behind Eugenio, and was Dusty Times

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-r Long second and third laps were hard on Dan Unsicker but he rallied Noah Ouantrell was th.e silver medal winner in his great looking truck, It was a great second place finish in Pro Prerunner for Mark Workentine, Mark is seen here just at touchdown. and finished in second place, here at touchdown. Noah was nine minutes in arrears at the checkers. fifth in the overall standings with a time of 4:08:44. In third it was Conlon and his co-driver, Cody Robinson, who drove the third and fourth laps. · They said the car ran rough. Rob-inson rolled the car and landed it on its wheels. His problem was that he was too short to reach the pedals comfortably, since Conlon is much taller than he is. Their time was 4: 16:25. Fourth place went to Jeffrey, who drove the whole thing. His only problem was his amber light, which had to be re-lit during the race. D.J. is the son of Brian Jef-frey, a top 1600 racer, and nephew of Joe Jeffrey, who races with Brian. D.J.'s younger brother, Adam, age 15, prepped the car. D.J. himself turned 17 in January. His time was 4:31:05. In fifth place it was Reams and Pate, who said they had no problems at· all. Their time was 4:32: 19. Luke McMillin finished in sixth place in his Jimco, after los-ing time with a flat tire on the last lap. In seventh it was Ryan Mattox, but we know nothing of his race, having apparently missed him at the finish. Eighth place went to Ray Files whose problems all began the night before the race. He'd gone out to do a little testing and at some point made an error in judg-ment, and went up on Highway 8 for a few feet to expedite a turn. There was a Ranger nearby. He, of course, stopped them and asked It was a nice win for John Andrews at the New Years Eve bash, there were five entries in class but John was the lone finisher. for all the pertinent i.d. and so on, and then wanted the V.I.N. Well, of course, since it was a purpose-built race car, it had none. So the Ranger impounded the car and took it off to Brawley. The tea:m, already entered and teched for the race, hustled back to San Diego where they had a homebuilt pre-runner. They got it back to the race in time to get it through tech and to stick some duct tape num-bers on it. Still over-stimulated at the start line, the starting driver, Josh Tieman, rolled the car over in the second turn. They lost a little over two minutes getting it back on its wheels, (surprisingly, no spectators or course workers ran over to help) but then the race went well, with no problems at all. Tieman did two laps and Files did laps three and four, with James Ti-glio and Dan Doherty navigating. Their time was 4:47:05. Arnoldo Gutierrez, Jr. was ninth in 4:52:53, and in tenth it was Max Krommenhoek, in the time of 4:56:27. Eleventh went to Caitlin Manring in the time of 4:59: 16, while 12th was Hum-berto Rodriguez in 4:59:56. The racing was close all the way. Thirteenth went to Bryan Mey-ers, Andrew McKercher was 14th and Ben Abatti, Jr. finished 15th. Abatti is a 15-year old, and this was his second race. He drove all four laps in his Romo. He had one flat, but lucked out and a friendly spectator changed it for him. His time was 5:07:58. Behind him Jeff Calhoun was 16th and Ed Rolph finished 17th. Of the 19 starters, A great Class 9 win for Tanner Stover on New Years Eve, Tanned has 30 seconds in hand when he took the checkers. only two teams failed to finish. That's an amazing statistic. In Class 700 there were two en-tries. J. C. Andrews drove all four laps, and except for getting stuck on the last lap had no problems. He said a spectator on a Rhino helped him get unstuck. It was the first race for the truck since it endoed in April. The second truck, driven by Stacy Morrison, managed to finish only two laps and lost a full hour on his first trip around, so he was a DNF. The 5-1600 cars went off the line next, with 21 starters. Two of them dropped out on the first lap, and Justin Smith had the fast lap for the class at 1:08:03, in Greg Perryman's car, to go into the lead. Perryman was riding. Behind him it was Steve Patton, and then Richard Glaszczak in third, Cody Stuart in fourth and Ruben Guti-errez was fifth. The split between first and fifth was only seven min-utes and five seconds, and there was a big pack still coming behind them. On lap two Smith ran another good time to hold the lead, but Gutierrez moved into second, Glaszczak was third. Patton was fourth and Stuart dropped to fifth. Same cast of characters, just a different order. Gutierrez did one more lap, but he had about 20 minutes down time, and then didn't fin-ish. Stuart and Glaszczak also lost time and fell way back. But Smith kept on motoring along at the head of the pack. His slowest lap, Continued on page 32 Definitely a high flyer, Caleb Sanden flew to a second place finish in Steve :Jangaard finished last of the podium in the Class 1 contest, Jason Lakin was a wee bit off the winning pace on New Years Eve, Class 1600, Caleb was two minutes and change in arrears at the flag. Steve is seen here at high speed heading for the checkered flag. Jason finished third in the Class 5/1600 Bug contest. Hal Graves is ready for liftoff in the Class 9 contest, Hal is seen here Ryan McCrory was the third place finisher in the Stock VW Sedan ready for takeoff with all power on. category, Ryan is seen here at high speed on the course. Dusty Times March 2010 Talk about dirt, Hector Martinez has plenty of it in the cockpit as he runs his buggy to a third place finish in Class 1200. Page 31

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Kyle Bonamo had a horribly long second lap but never gave up and Jeff Shaw had a decentruninhisreallygoodlookin'truck, Jeff took Kyle Conlon was just a wee bit off the pace in the 1600 battle, Kyle finished third in his class, here he's nicely airborne. third in the Pro Prerunner class, here nicely airborne. finished in the third spot, seen here headin' for the checkers. all required to complete just three laps. Twelve of them fell out on the first lap, and four more didn't make lap two. But of those that kept moving, the lead belonged to Michael Ballard in a V6 Ford at the end of lap 1, with the fast lap for the class, at 1:02:40. In second it was Danny Freeman, Ford, about three minutes back. Third was five minutes behind held by Noah Quantrell, another Ford, and Jeff Shaw ran fourth in still another Ford. Richard Cassey was fifth. Gunnar Peterson took the Class 10 honors this race, Gunnar finished fourth overall, seen here at high speed. Gilberto Arreola was the gold medal winner in the Class 11 conflict, Gilberto had 59 seconds in hand when he took the flag. At the end of the second lap things had changed a bit, and while Ballard still led, now Quantrell had moved into second place and Shaw was third as Free-man lost about 55 minutes with a problem. Jason Cagle moved up to fourth place, another ten minutes back, and in fifth now it was Tyler Wheeler, about five seconds be-hind Cagle. the fourth, was 1:13 flat. He's a real talent in a limited car. At the end of the day he and Perryman were the winning team,. with a time of 4:42:17. In second it was Stuart, whose third and fourth laps were the best for that car. His time was 4:56:24. Jason Lakin and Timmy Law-rence were third, at 5:01:54. At one point Lakin had needed to stop to give his navigator water because he was choking; a scary few moments. Lawrence said the motor was "going flat" for the final two laps. Fourth went to Patton who finished in 5: 15:21, and in fifth it was Glaszczak at 5:21:36. He had a long third lap, but his last lap was his quickest, at 1: 10:28. All together there were 13 fin-ishers in the class, most of whom got away without stopping to talk. Kris Schulz, who did one lap, and Leroy Lozano, who did three, fin-ished 11th, even after repairing a broken shock on course. Their car is an oval window that all the VW collectors were admiring. And in 12th it was Larry Ne-grete and Rob Taylor, who sheared their front torsion adjusters off on lap two. It took about 20 minutes to weld it all back together, and then on the third lap they lost their whole left front shock tower, and so ran the last lap at about 50% they said, so they'd be sure to finish. Richard Sletten's team was last to finish, an unusual spot for sltoponllne wwwv.b k rprecisi ,n l1iI1 lJ:lY!Ji~Z=film ~ r,(§JfJ &3 Gtl:m) & * BL.ACK* red& blue -6 st$5.99 -8 st $6.99 -10 st $9.49 -12st$10.99 ~f1J111fJJWlmfil 20ft. Lenghts -6 20ft. $93.40 -8 20ft. $107.20 -10 20ft. $128.20 -12 20ft. $185.20 High Misalignment Adapters JMXT series Chromoly ~ ~- JMX8T $20.05 "J) JMX10T $26.16 JMX12T $33.25 JMX14T $60.78 JMX16T $76.10 red & blue -6 45 $12.99 -8 45 $13.99 -10 45 $16.99 -12 45 $21.84 red& blue 1-6 90 $12.99 -8 90 $14.99 -10 90 $15.99 ------1290$21.84 Complete Line of ~ · New Hampshire Ball Beahngs, Inc. Weld-in Bungs Ph 562-427-2375 2865 GUNDRY AVE. SIGNAL HILL, CA 90755 Page 32 March 2010 them, and they came in just 12 minutes before their time would have run out, at 7:48:57. Must have been a hard day. The Class 1300 cars went off the line next. These are open wheel pre-runners, but one was a Baja Bug. Two of them failed to complete the first lap, and Pin Sanchez got around in the respect-able time of 1: 11 :56, and then never appeared again. Not a good day for Class 1300. Then it was time for Class 1450, the Sportsman Prerunner trucks. There were 24 of them, Ballard, who drove all three laps, took the win. He reported a flat on the second lap, and fin-ished on another flat. He said the course was· "dusty, dusty, dusty", and described the new section as "getting rougher." His time was 3: 15:35. In second it was Quantrell, " who got faster each lap. He didn't hang around at the finish line to Jessica McMillin had a gt-eat day, she took class honors in her buggy, seen here nicely airborne on her way to the checkered flag. Matt Borden kicks up a bit of sand as he powers to the Class 1400 win, Matt had over half an hour in hand at the finish. Dusty Times

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It was a first off the podium finish for Steve Patton in Class 5/1600, He's seen here beautifully airborne on his way to the finish. Thomas McAdams was a bit off the winning pace in Class 9, he Chris Cortez flies towards the finish line, Chris finished in fourth finished in fourth place, seen here at speed heading for the checkers. place in class, a long second lap was his downfall. talk. His time was 3:24:08. Third place went to Shaw, with a time of 3:40:34. And in fourth it was Tyler Wheeler in 4:01:10. Wheeler drove all three laps, and blew a shock reservoir along the way, so things were covered with shock oil. For whatever reason, the shock was still working fairly well. His time was 4:01: 10. In fifth it was Sean Julian who'd started the day with a long first lap, but had a great third lap. His time was 4: 13:32. And it sixth it was Chris Reeves in a Toyota with a Chevy motor. He had prob-lems with a fuel pump, a fuel filter and loose balljoints. His time was 4:17:59. Seventh place went to the three-man team of Greg Foutz, who did the first lap, Richard Cassey who rode and then drove lap two, and Mike West who drove lap 3, in a Ford. Cassey had two flats on his lap, which he ascribed to "driver error." They also had a long pit stop to fix something to do with an axle nut that came loose, and West had an oil pressure gauge wire ground out on the header and shut off the motor. It took a half-hour to find that. Their time was 4:30:58. All together 13 of them fin-ished, and the last to come in was Freeman, who'd been second on the first lap. He then had two nightmarishly long laps, and used up six hours and five minutes get-ting to the finish. Next to start were the 1500 trucks, which are Prerunner trucks with leaf springs. For 2009 they ran as Sportsmen, but in 2010 they will be a Pro class. There were four of them at this event, and were required to do only three laps. All of them completed lap one. Mark Workentine led on the first lap, with about two minutes on second place Steve Milligan, in a Ford. Steven McNaughton was third about two minutes later and Jerald Steed ran fourth, about an hour down, in his Ford. On the second lap Milligan put his son, Kyle, in to drive, and he promptly recorded the fast lap for the class at 1: 18:38 and moved into the lead. Workentine ran another steady lap and held sec-ond, while Steed was up to third as McNaughton dropped out on that lap. The Milligans had another quick lap, and finished in the time of 4:05:59 to take the win. They had no flats and no other problems, and the 18-year-old was happy to announce that this was his third championship. He's someone to watch in the future. Workentine finished second, after losing about ten minutes with some problem on the third lap. His time was 4:30:52. And Steed, whose first lap had been tough, took third place with a time of 6: 19:32. Class 900 started next, with nine cars in the lineup. They had to do only three laps. Mark Culver went out on lap one, but all the rest ·came around, with Tanner Stover in the lead in his It was a nice Pro Prerunner win for Kyle Milligan this race, Kyle had over 20 minutes in hand when he took the checkered flag. KIT car. Derek Eugenio in a car of unknown antecedents, possibly a "Bradley" we were told, was sec-ond and Jose Burquez was third. Stover ran out of gas at Mile 17 of the second lap, but a chase car was nearby and gave him enough to get to a chase truck for a fill up. It cost him a half hour and the lead. Eugenio moved into the lead, handing over the steering wheel to his cousin, Art midway through the lap. This was the hardest part of the race for them, because Art's quite a bit thinner than Derek. Hal Graves, Jimco, had given the car over to his son, Kevin, partway through the first lap because his knee hurt. Kevin was now in second place and Sto-ver was third. But on the third lap Stover, who's part of the KIT team, and borrowed his car from Larry Kern and has been coached by Adam Pfankuch, poured on the steam and recorded the fast lap for the class and moved himself back into the lead. His lap was 1:20:03, and it was enough to give him the win. His time was 4:34:50. The Eugenio team finished second, with a time of 4:35:21 -only a half-minute out of first. In third it was the Graves team, who'd finished with a left upper trailing arm broken, and a broken shock because of it. Their time was 4:42:41, and it was good enough to give them the championship. Thomas McAdams was fourth in the time of 5:04: 19 and in fifth it was Jose Burquez at 5:50: 10. He Continued on page 46 Steven Eugenio, with help from Art Eugenio took the gold medal in Class 1600, he's seen here slightly askew on his way to the flag. Tyler Wheeler looks like he's going to have a rough landing, Tyler Bill Pate flew his really good looking car to a fifth place finish in the Richard Glaszczak took a fifth place finish in the Class 5/1600 finished in fourth place in his class. Class 1600 action, he's seen here flyin' low. skirmish, Richard is seen here in beautiful, level flight. It was a fifth place finish in Class 9 for Jose Burquez, a two and a Not too great a day for Luke McMillin, he finished in the sixth spot Ryan Mattox was the seventh place finisher in the Class 1600 race, half hour third lap was more than costly. in the Class 1600 battle, Luke is seen here just at landing. Ryan is seen here saving a bit of tire wear. Dusty Times March 2010 Page 33

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(6>1N JANUARY Feldkamp Dominates At Baja cup Challenge By Homer Eubanks Photos: Track.side Photo Giving it the of' flying treatment, Buddy Feldkamp with help from dad soared to the Class 1 victory and the overall win as well. Buddy Feldkamp (teamed with his dad), managed to conquer overall in the final Baja Cup Chal-lenge of 2009. Held at Glen Helen Raceway for the last five years, Round 4 of the Baja Cup Chal-lenge, has been held in December but this 6th annual event had been postponed until January 9th of the new year due to a thunder-storm last December. The 4.5-mile course snaked It was a nice victory for Gary long at Glen Helen, he took the Class 1 win with ease, seen here just at landing. up and down the surround_ing mountains providing a challeng-ing venue for both drivers and their equipment. The delayed event drew only 15 starters racing in seven different classes; repre-sented were Class 1, 1/2-1600, Class 7, Class 7s, 1450, Trophy Lites and Class 3000-Desert Lites. Before starting it was decided that after 10 laps the racers would be flagged off for a mandatory one-hour break, giving them time for any needed repairs. During this time the Rhino class took the field with Jeff Bowles taking the win over Tom Clark. Clark got the early lead but once Bowles slipped by he quickly began distancing himself from Clark. In the main event the first 10 laps belonged to series points leader Andy Hill in his Class 1. Hill lost the lead to Tim Lindsay on lap three but was able to regain it the following lap when Lindsay retired with apparent steering issues. Steve Jangaard, .second, kept Hill honest while Feldkamp, who had been running in third, dropped back to seventh overall by lap four. By the fifth lap, five of the starters, had retired. The closest competition came from the three Class 3000 Desert Lites. Gary Jones had command of the class while running fourth overall. Behind Jones were Rich-ard Scott and series point's leader Karl Scanlon was within striking distance (third in class and sixth overall). Just before the break Jones had dropped back allowing Scott and Scanlon to pass. At the mandatory break Hill had the overall and Class 1 lead with Jangaard second, Feldkamp was third in class and overall. Fourth overall and heading the Desert Lites was Richard Scott followed by Scanlon. Shawn Steib was fourth Class 1 and sixth over-all. Barry Karakas in is Class 7 was eighth with Brandon Chavez in his 1450 truck ninth overall ahead _, of Gary Jones who rounded out the top ten. Barry Karakas lets it all hang out as he flies his Toyota to the Class 7 win at the It was a Stock Mini win for Larry Gross, here he is at speed in his Toyota, Larry A total of 12 racers were able to take the restart and this time the pace picked up dramatically as Feldkamp put the hammer down to take the lead. Jangaard settled in behind Feldkamp with Hill third. The early leader of the Desert Lites and fourth overall was Scanlon, with Jones and Scott Glen, he was alone in the class. also was the sole entrant in the class. Alan Ryan gave it all he had in the Class 1450 Mini race, unfortunately Steve Jangard gave it all he and the car had but had to settle for Alan had problems and was unable to finish his race. the silver medal in Class 1 at Glen Helen, here in beautiful flight. Brandon Chavez drove his really beautiful Ford truck to an undeserved dnf at the Glen, here at speed on the course. PRichard Scott had a great time while it lasted, he succumbed to Andy Hill lets it all hang out as he heads to a decent third place finish Trevor Janpatten gets our award for the highest flyer at the race, here mechanical problems in the Class 3000 Desert lite race. in the Class 1 race, here in beautiful flight. he flies his truck to an unfortunate dnf in the Trophylites Class race. Page 34 March 2010 Dusty Times

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William Boyd raced his un-stickered and un-numbered vehicle to the win in the Trophylite Class, here going into a left hander. shadowing him. Shawn Steib was seventh then Karakas, Chavez and Larry Gross tenth. At the front of the pack Feld-kamp used the clean air to pull ahead of second place Jangaard. Hill maintained third but began to drop back around the fifth lap until he was a half a lap behind second place Jangaard. In the second lap Gary Jones man-aged to take· the Desert .Lite lead from Scanlon but Scanlon retook the position the following lap and began distancing himself from Jones. Trevor Janpatten finished the first lap then disappeared until ),,, . ' ... .. _..:,- . . . -...... ~#,. ~~:~ -.~-r~ -~~# ~ Karl Scanlan churns up a bit of dirt as he powers to the Class 3000 Desert Lite win, Karl's competition retired earlier in the race. · the 14th lap when he provid-ed some excitement by getting crossed up coming down one of the steep hills, causing him to roll, and coming to rest on the passenger's side door. Not able to upright the vehicle in a safe and timely manner course workers had to shut that section off. With only two laps to go Feld-kamp had lapped six of the eight cars still running, with second place J angaard and third place Hill still on the lead lap. The Des-ert Lites trio had thinned down to only Scanlon running. In fifth overall was Shawn Steib (Class 1). Sixth was Barry Karakas (Class 7) and seventh was Larry Gross (Class 7s) and then first time racer, and lone Trophy Lite entry, William Boyd. At the finish line Feldkamp had executed a perfect run fo r the overall and Class 1 honors. Jangaard, second in class an d · overall, crossed the finish line approximately 15 seconds after the leader. Third overall and in Class 1 went to Andy Hill. Karl Scanlon managed to hold onto fourth. overall and the Desert Li-tes win. In fifth was Shawn Steib, then Barry Karakas and seventh was Larry Gross ahead of W illiam Boyd, who was four laps down from Feldkamp. Other class winners were Barry Karakas in Class 7. Gary Long was the 1/2-1600 class win-ner. Larry Gross was the lone Class 7s entry. Of course Wil-liam Boyd, the lone trophy Lites entry, won his class. There were three Class 1450 entries that DNF but Trevor Janpatten took the class win. Gary Jones was all ready for a lot of racin' but before he got it all Shaun Steib had to settle for a first off he podium in the Class 1 Seen here in beautiful flight, Tim Lindsay was unfortunately listed done he was out of the fracas at the Glen. contest, he's seen here at speed heading for the heckers. as a dnf in the Class 1 race at GlenHelen. www.robbygord Dusty Times March 2010 Page 35

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M.O.R.E. KARTEK SHOOTOUT n.. Cullen Takes Class 10 ~And overall By ]. Preston Bradshaw Photos: Trackside Photo It was a great race for Matt Cullen, he led the last seven laps of the eight lap race, he won Class 10 and he was the overall winner as well. For M.O.R.E. it was like a close gathering of friends and relatives, usually high entry numbers, this race MORE only had 50 cars and trucks entered and of those, only 28 made all of their required laps. It had been raining quite hard out in the desert and the temperatures were well down there, although there was no rain on race day but there was a bit of a breeze and it was a bit warmer than cold. Class 1 had four entrants, they had eight laps to run for their race and two of them made it all the way. At the end of their first lap it was Shelby Reed showing the way, Scott Bushwitz came along five minutes later, Alex Cody was another minute back in third and Andrew Birchard was in the throes of a three hour lap. Shelby Reid continued to lead on the second lap, Alex Cody was up a spot into second and Scott Bushwitz was run-ning third. Third lap ended and Alex Cody was now the leader, Scott Bushwitz was in second place and Shelby Reid ran in third place. Fourth lap ended and Alex Cody continued to lead the class, Shelby Reid was in the second spot and Scott Bush-witz started a five hour lap in third place. On their fifth lap it was Alex Cody in the lead and he had some 50 minutes on Shelby Reid. There were no pos1t1on changes on their remaining three laps and when the check-ers flew it was Alex Cody tak-ing the Class 1 win, Shelby Reid finished in the second spot and that's all their wuz. Next up was the Trophy Challenge, there were four .. Alex Cody took the Class 1 lead on the third lap and he went on from there for a really nice win, here throwin' dirt. of them entered and three of them completed their seven requfred laps. At the end of their first lap it was Jim Kalp in the lead, Randall Clinton was almost five minutes back in second place, Pepper Cote came along some 10 minutes later in third place and Ryan Cohee was hindered by an hour and 42 minute lap, he was in fourth place. Second lap ended, Randall Clinton had assumed the class lead, Pepper Cote was up a spot into second, Jim Kalp had dropped to third spot and Ryan Cohee remained in fourth place. Third lap came to an end and Randall Clinton remained in the lead, Jim Kalp ran in the second sp·ot, Pepper Cote dropped to third place and Ryan Cohee held on in fourth place. There were no position changes on the fourth lap al-though we did lose Ryan Co-hee, it was Clinton, Kalp and Cote in that order. There were no p'Osition changes for the rest of their race and when the checkers flew it was Randall Clinton taking the gold medal, Jim Kalp took the silver and Pep-per Cote was ·the bronze medal winner. Next up were the Ultra Trucks, there were five of them entered but only one of them would complete the eight re-quired laps. At the end of their first lap it was Bob Lemas-ter leading the class, Shelby Thompson was running in sec-ond place, Mark Workentine was in third place, Sal Gomez ran fourth and Tim Dombroski was running fifth in the class. There were no positio n changes on their second lap. At the end of their third lap it was still Bob Lemaster in the class lead, Shelby Thomp-son ran in second place and Sal Gomez was in third place. Mark Workentine and Tim Dombroski were on their re-spective trailers. Fourth lap, Bob Lemaster was still leading the class, Sal Gomez was running in the second spot. Shelby Thompson had disappeared from the race. There were no position changes on the fifth, sixth and seventh laps. On their eighth and final lap it was Bob Lemaster com-ing in for the checkered flag, Sal Gomez had succumbed to mechanical failure and was un-· able to finish his final lap. Next up were the Class 5 troops, there were four of them entered, they had eight laps to go for their race and three opf them would see the checkered flag. At the end of their first lap it was Scott Wagstaff in the class lead, Rick Crumb ran second, he was four minutes in arrears, Darrell Clifton was third, another two minutes back and Marylou Garavito was running fourth, another 12 minutes back. Randall Clinton took the Trophy Challenge win with ease, he had almost an hour Robert Lemaster was the big winner in the Ultra Truck action, he's seen here at Second lap, Scott Wagstaff continued to lead the class, Rick Crumb remained in sec-ond place, he was 12 minutes behind the leader, Marylou Ga-ravito was up a spot into third in hand when the checkers flew. speed headin' for the checkered flag. Shelby Reid led the first two laps in Class 1, dropped to second spot Jim Kalp was wee bit off the winning pace in the Trophy Challenge for the rest and that's where he finished, a long 3rd lap did him in. event, he took the silver medal for his efforts this race. Page 36 March 2010 . ·, .:,<(?f -~_,:, 'µ , ~ ~. ' 7 • -Not too bad a day for Marylou Garavito, she took home the silver medal in the Class 5 competition, she's seen here at liftoff. Dusty Times ,, 'I

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Scott Wagstaff led wire to wire in the Class 5 contest, he's seen here just at takeoff on his way to the class win. Earl Fraser had a good run, he led all eight required lap to take the Class 8 victory, he's seen here at speed. place and Darrell Clifton had slipped to fourth place. At the end of their third lap Scott Wagstaff continued to lead the class, Rick Crumb held on in the second spot, he was 23 minutes back and Marylou Garavito remained in the third into second place, sh e was 29 n o position changes thereaf-spot, sh e was another four min-minutes back and Rick Crumb te r and when they took the utes back. Darrell Clinton was had dropped to third place, an- checkers it was Scott Wagstaff off the scoring charts. other five minutes back. taking a nice C lass 5 win, Fourth lap, Scott Wagstaff On their fifth lap it was still Marylou Garavito took second continued to lead the class, Wagstaff, Garavito and Crumb place on the podium and Rick Marylou Garavito moved up in that order and there were Crumb took third place on the ____ '"":"_..,,...,,.,...... __ ,_.....,.,....=--------------, podium. There were three cars en-tered in the Class 5-1600 race and all three of them complet-ed their seven required laps. At the end of their first lap it was Guy Savedra in the class lead, Chad Williams was in second place, he was six minutes in arrears and Bill Goetsch ran in third, another 12 minutes back. From their second lap on there were no position chang-es, all that changed was the time behind the leader they were. So, it ended, Guy Save-dra took a nice win, Chad Williams finished in second place, he was well off the pace and was 72 minutes behind the leader at the flag while Bill Goetsch finished third, he was another 50 minutes back. End of story. Class 8A had two entrants, Earl Fraser and Wendy Durkee. Continued on page 38 Chad Williams was well off the pace on laps three and four in the It was a second place finish in Class BA for Wendy Durkee, she ran Jared Sluder finished in second place in the Class 9 shootout, Jared Class 5/1600 race, Chad ended up in the second spot this day. second all the way in her really good looking car. led the fourth lap but dropped back to a silver medal finish. (J)BEAR-We carry a full line of KING I J11 II~ v~ OFFR~HTING ----------O FF -it O AD itACING StlOCl<S FILTERMAG* ~~~ Dusty Times March 2010 Page 37

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Kathy Kirkmeyer gave it all she had but had to settle for a second place Bob Depew was the second place finisher in the Class 11 contest, finish in Class 10, she was nine minutes in arrears at the checkers. Bob was less than three minutes in arrears at the checkers. Hector Garcia throws a lot of dirt as he races to a second place finish in Class 78, Hector was 19 minutes behind at the checkers. When their first lap ended it was Earl Fraser in the lead and Wendy Durkee in the second spot. Wendy was two minutes in arrears at the line. They ran in this order for their eight required laps, Fra-ser leading Durkee all the way. When they came in for the checkers it was Earl Fraser tak-ing the class win and Wendy Durkee taking the second place position. There were seven Class 9 cars entered in the race, they had to complete seven laps for their race and five of them made it all the way. At the end of their first lap it was Mark Nappi showing the way, Mike Callahan was second, he was four minutes in arrears, Chris Mursic was an-other two minutes back in third spot, Jared Sluder was running fourth and Dave Bolles was in fifth place, he was six minutes behind the leader. Bud Ward was running sixth and Matt Creveling was in seventh place. Second Class 9 lap and Mark Nappi Continued to lead, Mike Callahan remained in the sec-ond spot, he was eight minutes in arrears, Dave Bolles was up a few spots into third place, Jared Sluder remained in the fourth spot and Chris Mursick was up a spot into fifth. Matt Crevel-ing was in sixth place and Bud Ward had dropped to seventh. Third lap ended and Mark Nappi continued to lead, Mike Callahan remained in second spot, he was seven minutes back, Jared Sluder was up a spot into third, Dave Bolles dropped to fourth and Chris Mursic remained in fifth place. In sixth was Matt Creveling and Bud Ward remained in seventh place. Fourth lap was over and Jared Sluder was the new class leader, Dave Bolles was now in second place, Mark Nappi had dropped to third spot, Matt Creveling was up two places into fourth spot, Bud Ward was running fifth and Chris Mur-sick was in sixth place. Mike Callahan was on his trailer. Fifth lap ended and Dave Bolles was the new leader, Jared Sluder was now running sec-ond, Mark Nappi remained in the third spot, Matt Creveling was fourth, Bud Ward held on in fifth and Chris Mursick was in sixth place. When their sixth lap ended it was Mark Nappi once again in the class lead, Jared Sluder was back in second place, Dave Bolles was running third, Matt Creveling was in fourth place, Bud Ward remained in fifth and Chris Mursick ran sixth. Seventh and final lap ended and Mark Nappi took a really nice and hard fought win, Jared Sluder came in second, Dave Bolles took third place honors, Matt Creveling was first off the podium and Bud Ward was the fifth and final finisher. Chris Mursick was unable to finish his final lap. Next to race were the Class 10 cars, there were three of them and they all ran their eight required laps. First to fin-ish the first lap was Kathy Kirk-meyer, Matt Cullen was right behind her in second place and Mike McGee ran in the third spot. Second lap ended and Matt Cullen was now leading the class, Kathy Kirkmeyer was just behind in second place and Mike McGee remained in third place. They remained in those posi-tions for the next six laps and when Matt Cullen took the checkered flag for the Class 10 win, he was proclaimed the overall race winner as well! Kathy Kirkmeyer finished in second place, she was eight min-utes behind the leader at the flag and Mike McGee was third place in, well back after an hour and five minute lap. The Class 11 folks were next to go, there were four of them, they had four laps to race but only one of the'm finished all the required laps. At the end of the first lap it was Chris Ander-son in the class lead, Bill Swish-er came along a minute later in second spot, Bob Depew was running third and Luis Galindo was holding down fourth place. Second lap ended and Chris Anderson still held the lead, Bob Depew was up a spot into second place and Bill Swisher was running in third place. Luis Galindo was on his trailer. Third lap ended, Bob De-pew was the class leader, Chris Anderson was close behind in second place and Bill Swisher was off the scoring charts. End of the fourth lap, Chris Anderson had reclaimed the lead and Bob Depew was in second place, less than two min-utes behind the leader. Chris Anderson throws up a bit of water as he heads to the Class 11 win at the MORE January race, he bested three other drivers for his win. ;. ' . .._.,..~,. ;;. . '\~ !"~ .... t,., -· ... '·-Mark Nappi led all but two of the Class 9 laps at MORE, he bested six other drivers and was quite pleased with his win. Fifth lap, final lap and Chris Anderson was right there to claim the Class 11 win. Bob Depew failed to complete his final lap. There were five cars in the Class 7B contest, they had to complete eight laps for their race and all five of them made it to the checkers! At the end of their first lap it was Danny Savant in the lead, Hector Gar-cia Jr. was less than a minute behind the leader, in second place, less than a minute later came Jeff Nutter in the third spot, Cody Reid came across in fourth and Tom Stewart was the fifth car in. There were no position changes on the second lap. Third lap ended and Danny Savant still held the lead, Jeff Nutter was up a spot into second place, Hector Garcia ran in third place, Cody Reid remained in the fourth spot and Tom Stewart held on in fifth place. Fourth lap, Danny Savant was still showing the way, Jeff Nutter was holding on in the second spot, Hector Garcia was still in third, Tom Stewart was up a spot into fourth and Cody Reid had slipped to fifth place. Sixth lap ended and Danny Savant continued to lead the class, Hector Garcia was back Danny Savant had a good day in the Class 78 race, he took the class win and he ad 20 minutes in hand at the checkers. Nathan Martin ran in second place all race long, Nathan was some It was a bronze medal finish in the Trophy Challenge race for Pepper Dave Bolles took third place honors in the Class 9 conflict, Dave is 30 minutes in arrears when he took the checkered flag. Cote, Pepper ran in third place most of the race, here at speed. seen here on one of his many takeoffs during the race. Page 38 March 2010 Dusty Times

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Jeff Nutter ran in second and third place in Class 78 during the race, Mike Ward took the bronze medal in the ½-1600 competition, Mike Brett Maurer was well off the winning pace in Class ½-1600, he unfortunately he finished in the third place position this time. was seven minutes out of second place when the checkers flew. ran in fourth place all race long and finished first off the podium. Mark Slater took the gold medal in the Class 88 race, Mark had 10 minutes in hand when he took the checkered flag. into second place, Jeff Nutter dropped to third, he was only seconds behind Garcia, Tom Stewart remained in fourth place and Cody Reid remained in fifth place. There were no position changes for the rest of the race so it was a great victory for Danny Savant, Hector Garcia Jr. took second place honors, Jeff Nutter took home the bronze medal, Tom Stewart finished first off the podium and Cody Reid was the fifth and final finisher. Class 8B was next up, there were three of them entered and they had six laps to run for their race. At the end of their first lap it was Mark Slater in the class lead, Tim Scott was less than a minute behind in second and Rhonda Parkhouse ran in third place. There were no position changes for the rest of the race so it was Tim taking a very nice win, Tim Scott picked up the silver medal, he was 10 minutes in arrears to the leader and, unfortunately, Rhonda Andrew Neal led the Class ½~1600 race all the way, never headed, he ran his eight laps in 3:48:29, just under a 50mph average speed. Tim Scott ran in second place all the way in the Class 88 race, he's seen here just at liftoff on his way to the checkers. Dusty Times Parkhouse was unable to com-plete her final lap. The 1600's were the last class to start, there were six of them on the course but only four of them made it all eight required laps. At the end of their first lap it was Andrew Neal leading the class, Nathan Martin was in second spot, he was a minute and a half behind the leader, Mike Ward was run-ning in third place, Brett Mau-rer was in the fourth spot and Keith Rogovin held down the fifth spot. Joe Castrey started the race but did not complete his first lap. Second lap ended, Andrew Neal continued to lead the class, Nathan Martin remained in second place, Mike Ward was in third place, he was some four minutes behind the leader, Brett Maurer remained in fourth place, he was another six minutes back an d Keith Rogovin still ran fifth. There were no position changes for th e rest of the 1600 race. Andrew Neal came in for a richly deserved win, Andy said he had an absolutely flawless race, not a problem, Nathan Martin took the silver medal, Mike Ward collected third place honors, Brett Mau-rer finished first off the po-dium and Keith Rogovin, well, he went missing on the seventh lap and was listed as a dnf. So, there you have it, an-other race under MORE's belt. Their next event is on March 20 at Barstow. See ya there!! Fired OI It 11111 vacation rentals available In the excluslve lndlan Wells country Club In the sunny Palm Springs area of southern California. Two or three bedrooms, furnished for your complete relaxatlon1 and, If you are a glutton for punishment, play go f on either of two beautlful courses. FYI, wireless Internet and long distance phones calls {USA) Included~ starting at $4,500 In season (January thru Aprll) ur $2,300 per month out of season. Call (760) 345-6124 FUEL SAFE! ---~OUR NAME SAYS IT ALL. 800-433-6524 Your Source for Off Road Fuel Cells Specializing in Custom Cells Visit our onllne store for standard sizes or special truck and buggy fuel cells. Shop Online -Free Ground Shipping for Standard Items Fuel Safe Systems, 1550 Kingwood Ave, Redmond OR 97756 Tel: 541-923-6005 fax: 541-923-6600 March 2010 Page 39

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Trail Notes ... foomp, 7 2010 Happenings ... by Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN). "Torsion bar leveling kits, designed to deliver clearance for · taller tires and front-to-rear vehicle leveling, often leave the vehicle owner in need of longer-than-stock shocks," said Joe Pase, director, performance brands, Tenneco. "Rancho saw the opportunity to deliver a true performance enhancement to the enthusiasts looking for top-notch performance and an easy installation after installing a torsion bar leveling kit." The new maximum travel shocks utilize RS5000 shock technology -an extremely popular design worldwide - and are packag!!d in extended lengths to fit the required length needed after the installation of up to a 2 ½-in. torsion bar leveling kit, providing enhanced suspension travel and a proper fit. The new shocks are specifically tuned to accommodate up to 35-in. tires, enhancing ride quality and performance over OE shocks. The extended lengths include coverage of popular 1988 and newer Chevy, 2002-05 Dodge, 1997 and newer Ford, 1988 and newer GMC, 2003-08 Hummer, 1998-2005 Mazda truck and SUV models. Ensuring performance either on- or off-road, the new maximum travel shocks from Rancho combine a twin-tube cellular gas design with 10-stage velocity sensitive valving. The new shocks feature a 1 3/8-in. diameter piston• and 5/8-in. diameter piston rod* for added strength. Every maximum travel shock includes a protective boot. Each unit is covered by Rancho's limited lifetime warranty. To learn more about the new maximum travel shock line from Rancho or any other performance suspension or off-road component, please visit your preferred Rancho retailer, visit or write to: Rancho Suspension, 6925 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90805. To locate your nearest Rancho authorized dealer, please use the "Dealer Locator" at to generate a list of online and local retailer stores in your selected region. Tenneco is a $5.9 billion manufacturing company with headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois and approximately 21,000 employees worldwide. Tenneco is one of the world's largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of emission control and ride control products and systems for the automotive original equipment market and the aftermarket. Tenneco markets its products principally under the Monroe®, Walker®, Gillet™ and Clevite® Elastomer brand names. ROYAL PuRPLE -TRAIL GLOW - Royal Purple and TrailGlow Lighting announced today the availability of illuminated Royal Purple logos made by TrailGlow. "Royal Purple is known in the racing community for its innovative products and our parmership with TrailGlow means that teams sporting the illuminated Royal Purple logos will stand out from the competition," said Patrick Burris, Motorsports Coordinator for Royal Purple. "We expect to see racers sporting these logos in all the racing series." "Our illuminated logos are a great option for differentiating your brand and we're pleased to be working with Royal Purple," said TrailGlow Lighting CEO Paul Lukey. "They also offer enhanced visibility for night racing." Royal Purple illuminated decals are available on the Royal Purple website. They can be installed in minutes and are powered off a vehicle's 12-volt electrical system. Royal Purple makes synthetic products for numerous automotive and consumer needs. Fo'r more information on Royal Purple or its products, contact Royal Purple Inc., One Royal Purple Lane, Porter, TX 77365, 281-354-8600, TrailGlow Lighting is a leading provider of lighting systems for the off road racing community. TrailGlow offers electro-luminescent number panels that greatly increase visibility and safety during night racing. The company has its headquarters in Barstow, California. For more information, visit us online at http:// or call 877-7TO-GLOW (877-760-4569). LEGENDS OF RIVERSIDE - LEGENDS OF RIVERSIDE II, MARCH 26-28. "Legends of Riverside n~ Event in the Home Stretch, Tickets Still Available ... But Going Fast The second edition of the Legends of Riverside Film Festival and Gala is just over one month away (March 26-28) and, exactly like last year, ticket sales have been quite brisk. "Word's spread fast about the kind of experience that our guests had with us last year," said organizer Doug Magnon. "We put together a mixture of people's all-time heroes, racing movies, great food, some 20 million dollars worth of historic competition cars, and then only sold a limited number of tickets. That turned out to be_ a pretty darn good recipe for fun and friendships." This annual event is a "reunion" of sorts, bringing together the people and machines that competed at the legendary road racing track located on the outskirts of Riverside. The Riverside track was only in operation for 31 years total, but thousands upon thousands of fans flocked to the 3-mile ribbon of asphalt where every famous name in the sport competed in sports, formula, off-road, champ cars, karts, midgets, stock cars, sprint cars and motorcycles. Over the years the track hosted every imaginable category of motorsports from inte~national Formula One to wild Baja-style off-road competition ... Dick Wallen's 346-page book on the track called it "The Palace of Speed" (and it was!). For the 2010 renewal of this event, the honored guest is none other than the "snake charmer" himself, Carroll Shelby. Known for his raucous, no-holds-barred Cobra race cars, and for his victories as both a driver and a car entrant in the grueling 24 Hours of LeMans; to call Shelby a "Legend" is to call the Mona Lisa "a painting". In Japan, they'd call Shelby a "living national· treasure". One of the true highlights of the three-day event will be a gala dinner with Shelby as the guest of honor. Staged as a fund-raising event by the Museum, one of the beneficiaries of the motorsport memories weekend will be the Carroll Shelby Foundation. Shelby's with children who are battling life-threatening illnesses and has recently expanded it's mission to raise funds to help children with scholarships and educational programs in the areas of automotive study. "This is an exciting time for us," Shelby, president of the foundation, said. "We've been trying for years to find ways to broaden our mission to co~tinue helping kids later in life." (Sh!_!lby started the foundation in 1991 after-receiving a life-saving organ transplant.) In addition to Carroll Shelby, over 40 other legendary competitors including Bruce Kessler, George Follmer, Howden Ganley, Denise McCluggage, Dan Gurney, John Morton, more Trail Notes on page 4& Page 40 from page 1 Short Course Prairie City, CA VICENTE GUERRERO OFFROADCUJB PROFO. CENOVIO GAMl!OA 011-52-016-6-21-91 (2-o p.m.) WESTERN OFF RoAD RAcING AssocIATION LARRY HENDERSON (604) 538-0692 WORRA P.O.Box 3241 SUMAS WA 98295 WESTERN PENNsYL v ANIA WHEEL To WHEEL OFF RoAD RAcING PATRICK McGu1RE P.O. Box376 Af>AMSBURG, PA (412) 527-0556 WHIPLASH MoTORSPORTS 2939 E; Grovers Ave. PHOENIX, AZ 85032 (602) 971-3730 <> Mar 12-14, 2010 Holbrook, AZ April 23-25, 2010 Firebird, AZ May 14-15, 2010 Speedworld, AZ June 11-13, 2010 Page,AZ July 9-11, 2010 Holbrook, AZ September 3-5, 2010 Snowflake, AZ October 1-3, 2010 Havasu, AZ November 12-13, 2010 Firebird/Lucas, AZ December (TBA), 2010 ACP,AZ WISCONSIN MOTORSPORTS SHOW (414) 747-1711 WiscoNsIN OFF RoAD FESTIVAL TERRY OR BEV FRIDAY 5913 so. U.S. HWY 45 0sHKOSH, WL 54901 (414) 688-5509 WORLD SERIES OF OFF ROAD RACING FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP P.O. Box99 CRANDON, WISCONSIN 54520 303-880. 7221 <WWW.WRC.COM> XTREME INTERNATIONAL 1863 CoMMANDER DRIVE LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ 86403 (520) 855-RACE/(520) 855-2208 BAJA OFFICE: 011-526-0225 ZR PROMOTIONS Luis RENE MONTANO C. CALZADA INDEPENDENCIA 200 -5 COL INSURGENTES Esn: 21280 MEXICALI, BC, MX (686) 564 6653 Attention Race & Rally Organizers List your coming events in DUSTY TIMES free. It is the only way some fans know about your event, if they don't happen t-o be on your club mailing list. Don't call, but mail your 2010 schedules as soon as possible for listing in this column; it could bring you some extra entries! Mail your race or rally schedule to: Dusty Times, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311-5003 SCORE Laughlin from page 13 went into' the lead, only to drop out on the next lap. Letner was now having some serious prob-lem, but continued to run, as his cousin, Kory Halopoff moved into the lead in his Tatum. Dan Martin, in a Penhall Chevy, ran well behind him, and also Randy Wilson in a Jimco Chevy. Robert Ross, who'd come up from the tip of Baja with his Racer Chevy, had had one long lap, but was now running smoothly also. It was any-body's race. Halopoff ran very steady laps to the end and took the Saturday win; Martin was second only one second behind him, and then Wil-son finished third. Ross, who'd lost his front brakes when he had a flat on lap 3, was fourth. He said the race was "Aye Chihuahua! Fast!" He was new to Laughlin, March 2010 but had raced i~ SCORE's Las Vegas short course event so he wasn't entirely unprepared. Dan-iel McMillin, Mark's oldest son, racing here for the first time in a Jimco Chevy, was fifth and Sam Berri, a confirmed desert racer, was giving it a try in his Jimco Chevy, and finished sixth. Letner, with two long laps, was the last to finish the heat. Only 16 cars came back on Sunday. The two Trophy Trucks weren't there, nor were Brian Parkhouse, who did only five laps on Saturday, Schwarz, or Yee. Pat Dean wasn't there ei-ther, but his partner Danny An-derson was, entered in another of the team cars, so he would get a chance to drive. On the first lap Wilson got to Mile 5.5 and pulled off, out of the race. All the rest finished the lap, but some had a difficult time of it. Daniel was in the lead with Ross second, Halopoff third, McMillin fourth and Darnen Jefferies fifth. Dan Martin, who was reported "off to the side of the course", used up 39 minutes getting the first lap done. Louis Serna fell away on the second lap, and Paul Keller was out of his car, attempt• ing a fix, but then dropped out on the third lap. Daniel, whose first lap, at 7:47 was the quick time for this heat, stayed quick and held the lead through the fourth lap. Ross was second, Halopoff third, Ronny Wilson fourth and Daniel McMillin fifth at that point. But then Josh Daniel was gone on the next lap. He was reported "limping along" at Mile 2.2, and then stopped. And Wilson pulled into the infield on the sixth lap. Said SCORE Ops on the radio, "We'll just leave him for the clean-up." So he sat. At the front of the pack they moved steadily on. Ross took the win, followed in by Halopoff, then McMillin third and Mark Weyhrich moved into fourth. Berri was fifth. When they added the times up to figure the weekend winner, it was Halopoff. His total time was 2: 13:53 for the 100 mile total that he drove. Ross took second place, and McMillin was third. Berri was fourth, and the last official finisher in the class. As always, the racing was ter-rific at Laughlin. And the weather was fine. It was a good start for the SCORE season, giving some teams a heads-up on their points chase, and unfortunately, blasting the hopes of others. But that's as it always is. It was a treat to see so many Mexican teams at Laughlin. It's not easy for them to get there, and many have never tried the semi-short-course racing before, l:iut some had very good results. It's to be hoped they'll be able to com-pete for the whole season, which is their plan so far. Maybe we'll see our first Mexican National overall points champion this year. This year SCORE is already deep in the throes of planning for their November Baja 1000, which will go to La Paz for the first time in a long time. Stay tuned: Dusty Times will keep you informed all the way. 1"'8nlllNIIII l_,.fGBfUPUIIIC IISllld OI FBOI Do PIIIIUI" Dusty Times

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Put on under the auspices and staged at the new Riverside International Automotive Museum, a trio of local charities will benefit from this special event. The Museum is a 501c (3) non-profit organization and was founded by Magnon and his father Ray to carry on the memory of the great race track and to celebrate the people who's heroics on the course made it the legendary place that it's so fondly remembered by so many today. Again, the Riverside event will see a number of special awards presented over the weekend. Included in the presentations will be the 500cc Club of America's Harry Morrow Award, the Lee Iacocca Award, and a new award created especially for the Riverside event to commemorate the memory of Peter Bryant the motorsports designer/ author who, sadly, passed away two days after last year's event. The Bryant award, named for his book "Can Am Challenger" will recognize past excellence in engineering and dedication to motorsports. A full schedule of events for all three days is available on the event website: as are the remaining event tickets. The Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday and is located in northeast Riverside at 815 Marlborough Street (Museum phone: 951-369-6966). SCORE And Sunoco • Always trying to maintain consistency and quality in its friendly family of series sponsors and race parmers, SCORE International announced today that it has extended its current agreement with Sunoco to include another three years as the Official Race Fuel Supplier for the five• race SCORE Desert Series. Following January's successful season-opening SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge in Southern Nevada, SCORE's Sal Fish finalized the new agreement, negotiating with Sunoco Sales Manager Mitch Hart to complete the new three-year deal. "Sunoco has been an integral part of our family of sponsor partners for several years now and it is great for SCORE, our racers and our sport to be able to continue to have them as the SCORE Official Race Fuel Supplier for the next three years," said Sal Fish, SCORE CEO/ President. "When we have great sponsor parmers like Sunoco it is in everyone's best interest to keep them attached to our SCORE Desert Series. Sunoco commands so much respect in the motorsports world and their service is second to none so it is naturally something special for SCORE to continue to be linked with such a superb orga11ization." SCORE is part of an ever-expanding list of major racing organizations in a sponsor parmership with Sunoco. For decades, Sunoco's fuels have been associated with racing excellence. Since the mid-60s, when Sunoco and the Roger Penske Racing Team with Mark Donahue forged what would be a long and successful alliance, the company has grown into an industry powerhouse. "Sunoco is the world's leading producer of Race Fuels and we've built our reputation on quality and consistency," said Hart, Sunoco's Western US and International Sales Manager. "Sunoco is proud of our long and successful partnership with SCORE International. We are looking forward to continued support of SCORE, the premier desert racing organization in the world, through our contingency programs, competitive pricing, and outstanding service." Page 46 MDI superstition -from page 33 was the last finisher in the class. There were five Class 1100 cars, the stock VW sedans, and they were the last group to start, with a two-lap requirement. They all completed the first lap, and Gilberto Arreola, from Mexicali, was in the lead when he got back to the finish line with the fast lap for the class at 1:36: 10. Ruben Es-pinoza, Jr. ran second, about five and a half minutes further back, and eight seconds behind him it was Roberto Robles. On the second lap Arreola lost about five minutes, but still hung on to take the win in 3:17:42. He lost the five minutes March 2010 driving the last ten miles on a flat front tire. He knew that the second place car was so close that he couldn't take time to get out and change it. His two-lap time was 3:17:42 .. In second it was Robles' co• driver, Mario Flores, who'd taken over mid-way. They reported no problems, no flats, just "lots of dust." This team is also from Mexicali. Their time was 3: 18:41, or just 59 seconds behind the winning car. Ryan McCrory was third. This was the first race for both Mc• Crory and the car. Aside from having a fender fall off, he had no problems, and his time was 4:09:58. In fourth it was Chris Green, who drove the first lap and Dan• ny Naylor who drove the second lap. Their car overheated on the first lap and they stopped "many times" to let it cool. On lap 2 they lost the coil, broke the throttle cable (which cost 15 minutesl1 and changed a battery. Their total time was 5:09:15. Espinoza, who'd been second, dropped out on lap two. After the racing, many teams head for their pits and their New Year's Eve celebration: It's a nice tradition, and the desert is crowd• ed in this part of the world, with motorhomes, campers, bikes, quads, buggies and side-by-sides on this holiday. It's a terrific way to bring in the New Year. Dusty Times

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