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2010 Volume 27 Number 6 Dusty Times Magazine

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1 I I If • t,, • , , ; o •,, , t , ,,, f • 1, •, 1 I , I It• I It• If t O I 0 Bonneville Off-Road Racing is excited to announce the "Jackpot 230" Come and join us on July 10, 2010 for the most exciting off-road racing in northern Nevada/ Utah. All classes welcome. BITD I SNORE I USRA & WORCS safety rules apply with BOR modifications * BOR welcomes: • Trucks & Buggies • Motorcycles & Quads • UTV (Side by Sides) • 4400 Rock Racing • Stone Stock • "Run what you brung" Wendover 300 Re-cap • Overall: 1510 MD Motorsports • Class 10: Hold Fast Racing .• Class 8: 852 Chrestringer • Class 7/9: 996 Morse • 4400: 222 Andrus • MC - Deval, Simmons, Landers • ATV - Brigman, Eyre, Lindsay • SxS - Barnes, Ratto, Barnes For full listing, see website Log onto for more information. See FORUM for up-to-date info. Allen Gerber• E-mail: • Phone: (801) 380-9011 - After 5:00 PM please " I " .,. '

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Volume 27. -Number 6 June 2010 . DllliY51■GB 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 VictorGazca Martin Holmes Rod Koch Byrle Moore Steve Ruddick Maurice Selden Darryl Smith Tony Tellier Trackside Photo Art Director Larry Worsham B .O.H..J<}. ~°"-----· Subscription Rates: $25.00 per year, 12 issues, USA, Foreign Subscription rates on request. Contributions: DUSTY TIMES welcomes contributions, but is not responsible for such material. Unsolicited material will be returned only by request and with a self addressed stamped envelope. \ Classified Ads: will be published'as received, prepaid. DUSTY TIMES assumes no liability for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject to editing. DUSTY TIMES: (ISSN 8750-1732) is published monthly by Hillside Racing Corp, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311, (818) 882-0004 with additional Dusty Times, LLC · offices at 415 N. Higgins Avenue, Suite lA, Missoula, MT 59802. Copyright by Hillside Racing Corp. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Periodical Postage paid at Chatsworth, CA 91311 and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address change to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Four weeks notice is required for change of address. Please furnish both old and new address, and send to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., SNAPSHOT OF THE MONTH ••• Glen Helen, 1984 HDRA ran at the short course, here we see Walker Evans being chased by Dave Shoppe in the Class 8 battle, Walker won the day, Shoppe finished second in class. 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. FEATURES BITD Bilek Silver State 300 by Judy Smith ............................................... 8 Rally of Turkey by Martin Holmes ............................................................ 16 Lucas Oil At Speedworld Park by Homer Eubanks .... : ............................. 20 MDR Mojive 250 by Steve Ruddick ....................................•.............. : ..... 28 VORRA Spring Special by Troy Robinson ............................................... 32 Guam's Smokin' Wheels by Judy Smith .................................................. 36 DEPARTMENTS Happenings ................................................................................. : ............ 5 Trail Notes ................................................................................................ 6 Baja Pits by Chupacabra .................. ....................... , ............... : .............. 38 Checkers Off Road Update by Kras ....................................................... 39 Good Stuff Directory ............................................................................ 4 2 Classified Ads ......................................................................................... 47 Index To Advertisers ............................................................................... 47 ON THE COVER It was a really nice overall win at the BITD Bilek Silver State 300 for TJ Flores, he's seen here in his Bunderson on his way to victory. Photo by Jim Ober -Trackside Photo Rick Huseman was the Pro 4 Unlimited winner both days a·t the Lucas Oil gathering in Arizona, Rick had fastest lap both days also. Photo by Fidel Gonzales - Track.side Photo Visit Our Website at Seed-ac-,e,td-e 7tJaaf/ 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 Canadian • 1 year $30.00 US n Overseas subscription rates upon request Dusty Times June 2010 Page 3

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2010 Happenings ... CAJOR Cum AUTOMOVILISTA } UARENSE DE CHAMPIONSHIP OFF-ROAD RACING CHAMPLAIN VALLEY RAcING AssocIATION C.J. RICHARDS RAM6N CASTRO & RUBEN ACEVEDO (61637/7 0034) CMC CONTINENTAL MoTOSPORT CLUB P.O. Box 3187 lOK FoUR WHEELERS P.O. Box36 CLEVES, OHIO 45002 <4x4> (All events staged at the club grounds in Cleves. Ohio) 4x4 FoREVER, Lm. 1665 DELAWARE ST. 0sHKOSH, WI 54901 AMERICAN RALLY SPORT GROUP, INc. 3650 SoUTH POINTE CIRCLE, Sum 205 LAUGHLIN, NV 89208 (702) 298-8171/FAX: (702) 521-0597 <web l.userinstinct.corn/271413 25-ameri-can-rally-sport-group.htm. E Mail: .AMERICAN 'fRIALs ASSOCIATION AMA Obsen1ed Trials Southern California Championship Series BILL MARKuM, 2010 PREsIDENT (909) 860-1857 24 HR HOTLINE, 2010 (714) 562-7742 E MAIL: BMARK909@AOL.COM <> A socIACION EsTATAL DE AUTOMOVILISMO SAM l.AsELL, TECH INSPECTOR APro 42 SAN JOSE DEL CASO BAJA CALIFORNIA DEL SUR. MEXICO AUSTRALIAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP DARRYLSMITI-J 19 SoMERS ST. CASHMERE, QUEENSLAND, 4500, AUSTRALIA DUSTY TIMES AUTocRoss QUEBEC OFF RoAD CLASS 10 CARS ONLY RENALD VAILLANCOURT 3069 DAGENAIS WEST LAVAL QUEBEC, CANADA H7P 1T7 (450) 622-4440 < pages/ indexpag.html> BAJA CUP CHALLENGE BAJA PaoTRUCK OFF RoAD RAcE SERIES 14402 BOND COURT EL CAJON, CA 92021 619-390-6252 June 4-6, 2010 SCORE Tecate SCORE Baja 500 August 19-21, 2010 BITD Vegas to Reno September 10-12, 2010 SCORE Terrible's Primm 300 October 15-17, 2010 BITD Bluewater Desert Challenge November 17-21, 2010 · SCORE Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 December 3-5, 2010 BITD Henderson's Banks Power 250 BARONA SAND DRAG AssN. P.O. Box 1521 LAKESIDE, CA 92040 All Races Are Night Races All Races At Barona Raceway, Lakeside, CA BBM MARKETING PROMOTIONS Off Road Short Course Racing & Special Event Marketing NORCO, CA 92860 e-mail (909) 815-5811 BEST IN THE DESERT 3475 BOULDER HIGHWAY LAs VEGAS, NV 89121 702-457-5775/FAX:702-641-2431 Motorcycle/Quad/ A TV <> MC/Quad/UTV August 19-21, 2010 Vegas to Reno All Classes October 15-17, 2010 Bluewaater Desert Challenge Parker, AZ Car/rruck/UTV December 3-5, 2010 Henderson 250 Henderson, NV All Classes BORERAcING Allen Gerber 801-380-9011 - after 5pm please Dusty Times July 10, 201 Jackpot 225 September 4, 2010 Pony Express 250 October 23, 2010 TBA BP MoTORSPORTS P.O. Box411 WOODLAND HILLS, CA 91365 760-578-6258/760-578-6259 FAX: 818-348-4648 E-Mail: All Events At California City, CA BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY R.R.3 BRIGHTON, ONTARIO, CANADA KOK-lH0 (613) 475-1102/FAX (613) 475-3250 7210 GATEWAY EAsT EL PASO, TX 79915 (915) 593-4848 lw.PI-t GARCIA 011-52-16-17-45-42 CESAR FUENTES CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES <> CANNING ATIRACTIONS P.O. Box400 MAYWOOD, CA 90270 (323) 560-SHOW CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA RACING AsSOCIATION P.O. Box645 PIERRE, SD 57501 DAVE ADAMS (PILOTS AND BAJAS) (605) 224-9481 DoN ENGLEMAN (BIKES) (605) 224-4967 P.O. Box332 FAIR HAVEN, VT 05743 (802) 265-8618 CLAIRTON HI-JACKERS l.C.O. TOM DELAUDER SR 1091 TWP. LINE ROAD WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (.330) 532-4589 Short Course off Road Racing At Har-rison County Fair Grounds. Cadiz. OH CLUB AUTOMOVILISTICA SAN QUINTIN CALLE 6TA FRACC Co. DE SAN QUINTIN SAN QUINTIN, BC, MEXICO HERACLIO PATINO . (011 52 616-5-22-07) CLUB AUTOMOVILISTICO SAN VICENTE San Vicente Off Road ENSENADA, BC, MEXICO USA JAN WRIGHT (011 52 61746834) MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690-3178 Fax: (714) 367-1608 CODE OFFROAD MADERO 621-A MEXICALI, MEXICO 21100 760-45.5-8069 USA 011-52-686-553-4087 MEXICO July 16-18, 2010 Orw Gran Prix Tecate B.C., MX October 1-3, 2010 Mexicana Logistics 300 Mexicali, B.C., MX December 3-5, 2010 Race Ready Mexicali-San Felipe, B.C., MX CowRADOHILL Continu■ d on page 6 Fiberglass Body Panels Long Travel & Lift Kits Disc Brake Kits Fenders, hoods,. doors, bedsides, & dashes for trucks, baja bugs, Trophy Karts, UTV's. Suspension kits from Blitzkrieg, CST, ·camburg, ICON, Total Chaos, & Mazzulla. ,,. , Mauulla Chevy 1 500 Long Travel Kit Built to order Wilwood, CNC & ProAm kits. Wllwood Heavy Duty 9 " Rear Disc Brake Kit Prep Supplies Shock Replacement Parts Wheel Bearings & Seals -Motor & Gear Oil -Additives -Power Steering Fluid -Oil & Air Filters -CV. Grease -Brake Fluid -And Much More! -Shafts -Valving Shims -Seals -Pistons -Shock Bodies . -Shock Oil KING OFF -HORD R:fiC:.ING SUO<:KS -Hub Bearings & Seals -Bearing Housing Assemblies -Spindle Bearings Axle & CV Components Heims, Bungs, & Spacers Tires & Wheels -300M Solid & Gundrilled Axles -Type II, 930, 934, CVs -Single & Double Boots Systems ' -Heims & Rod Ends -Standard & Hi-Mis Spacers -Threaded Round & Square Bungs -Uniballs June 2010 Tires from MIT, Yokohama, Toyo, & Sand Tires Unlimited with a wide selection of beadlock wheels available. Pages

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Trail Notes ... RED FACE DEPARTMENT -We really blew it in the last issue regarding the San Felipe 250. Our headline read: SCORE international San Felipe 250 when it should have read: Mastercraft San Felipe 250. We deeply apologize to the Mastercraft folks for our error and humbly ask for their forgiveness. Ed. 0 FF ROAD WALL CLOCK -Racer X Motorsports, Inc. is proud to introduce its newest product line of Trophy Truck and Buggy Wall clocks. Both items are a great gift for every off road enthusiast. The clocks are precision laser cut from 14 gauge steel, 23" x 10" in size and come standard with black powder coating. They are fully assembled, batteries are included. Customized colors and branding available. Contact Racer X Motorsports, 10815 Wheatlands Avenue, Suite K, Santee, CA 92071. 619-258-7223 or SNORE AT CALIENTE -SNORE ran its annual race way up in Caliente, Nevada on May 8. The weather was good and the course was about 15 miles longer than in the past. There were 92 entrants and 61 made it all the way. The overall win went to TJ Flores (TJ gets a $1,000 check for the win from Dusty Times), Todd Wyllie was the Unlimited Truck winner, David Greenhill won Class 10, Class 12 went to Billy Gereghty, John Houghton took Class 13, Eric Ludian was the Class 1450 winner, John Perkins was the Class 15 (Unlimited Sportsman) winner, Darin Anderson took the honors in Class 1600, Mark Bass was the Class 18 winner, Dave Wilson took the win in Class 3000, Steve Alexander took the win in Class 5, John Berry won Class 5/1600, Travis Bozzano was the big winner in Class 7, Terry Scott Evans was the Class 8 winner, Kyle Cox took the win in Class 9, Nick Moncure won the NAPA Class 7S Challenge, Bob Johnson took the Stock Bug win and Sean Anderson was the winner in the VORE-VC contest. The full story and loads of pies will be in the next issue of Dusty Times. MASTERCRAFT SAFETY SELECTS JACKSON MARKETING GROUP - Jackson Marketing Groµp, South Carolina's second largest integrated marketing communications agency, has been chosen by MasterCraft Safety as its Agency of Record. JMG is tasked with launching MasterC raft Safety's sponsorship marketing efforts and expanding their strategic presence in NASCAR. Jackson Marketing Group has a motorsports division, Jackson Motorsports Group, with offices in Greenville and Charlotte. Its experience includes premier brands such as BMW, Volvo, Porsche, Ford, Monster Energy Drink, and Sony. It also has experience in some of the world's leading racing series including NASCAR, NHRA, American Le Mans, SCORE, Best in the Desert, Rock Crawling, AMA, USARacing Series and the Mustang Challenge Series. JMG has also competed in and provided logistics for two transcontinental road rallies -Bullrun 2006 and the 2008 Fireball Run. "Jackson Marketing Group is thrilled to be working with MasterCraft Safety to expand its product reach through new marketing and sponsorship opportunities," said Darrell Jackson, president and CEO of Jackson Marketing Group. "We have been an admirer of their brand and products, as well as a customer, through our work in off-road racing; and we are excited to help them introduce their world-class products to other racing series." "MasterCraft Safety is extremely honored to be associated and aligned with a well-respected company such as Jackson Marketing Group," said CEO of Mastercraft Safety, Robbie Pierce. "It is an incredible validation of my company's products and efforts to be partnered with an entity of JMG's caliber, and I look forward to diversifying and building upon our existing safety products through their direct efforts and_ expertise. I am confident Jackson Motorsports Group will be an integral and important partner as we expand MasterCraft Safety outside of the off-road racing arena." As the leading manufacturer of performance off-road suspension seating and other vehicle safety equipment, MasterCraft Safety is currently sponsoring teams in off-road racing, rock crawling, off-shore racing and monster trucks. However, their American-made products can be found not only in desert racing vehicles, but also in short course, NASCAR, and military vehicles. Soon, their sponsorships will reflect the extent of their products already performing in these racing sectors. For more information on Jackson Marketing Group and Jackson Motorsports Group, please visit the company's website at or for MasterCraft Safety Media Contact Kelli Willmore at 619:449.9455 or S CORE BAJA 500 -Following the second of five races in the 2010 SCORE Desert Series, 25 of SCORE's toughest drivers remain in the hunt to earn 2010 SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards. Leading the way are five racers in the featured SCORE Trophy-Truck division along with six in Class 1-2/1600 for 1600cc VW-powered open-wheelers and five racers in SCORE Lite. The five SCORE Trophy-Truck CLIMB ASSOCIATION BARB V AHSHOLTZ, PRESIDENT (719) 531-3642 W/(719)687-9827 H P.O Box 8286 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80933 (719) 653-8449 CORP P.O. Box392 CALEXICO, CA 92232 HECTOR CERECER 011-52-65-66-4458 CORR SERIES 270 NEWPORT CENTER DR., SUITE 100 NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660 866-501-CORR CORVA 1500 WEST EL CAMINO, SUITE 352 SACRAMENTO, CA 95833 1-800-42 CORVA EXT 42 Fax (818) 957-4435 CRS CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES <www, D&T PROMOTIONS DAVE VAN DEREN 2405 BAKER AVE. EVERETT, WA 98201 (206) 339-9079 (All events at Hannigan race track, Bellingham, WA or Thurston County ORV Park, Olympia, WA) DAKAR RALLY DARREN SKILTON BAJA AUTOMOTIVE ADVENTURES 455 E. OCEAN IiLVD., SUITE 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 EAsrmN OFF-ROAD RACING AssN. TOM DELAUDER, SR. 1091 TOWNSHIP LINE ROAD WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 ENsENADA BAJA OFF RoAD RACING Av. REFORMA 1136 ENSADA, BC, MX 011-52-646-1818989 ELis10 011-52-646-1715230 AARON Races for buggys & Motorcycles EsTERO BEACH INrERNATIONAL Short Course Racing VICTORIA GALINDO ENSENADA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO 011-52-646-176-6230 FORDA FLORIDA OFF RoAD DRIVER'S ASSOCIATION JASON LEIBIN (727) 376-4176 Mar, Apr, May, Nov at Davidson Raceway fuDPUCKER RACING tEAM 1855 PARKWAY DRIVE s. EL MONTE, CA 91733 626-442-9320/959-579-6151FAX GENERAL TIRE TROPHYLITE SERIES ORNE RACING ORGANIZATION 760-352-6020 · Las Vegas, NV GLEN HELEN OFF-ROAD SHORT CoURSE SERIES POBox6950 SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92412 CoNTACT: Bos BEYER, OFF-ROAD D1Rro-roR PHONE: (909) 815-5811 Short course, stadium and desert race classes June 12, 2010 Round#} July 10, 2010 Round#4 August 28, 2010 Round#S October 2, 2010 Round#6 November 15, 2010 Round #7 GLEN HELEN BAJA CUP CHALLENGE SERIES PO Box6950 SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92412 CONTACT: Bos 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 LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30245 (404) 963-0252 GPORRA GREAT PLANES OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION TIM HODGE (402) 991-6048 SCOTT MORROW (816) 792-2126 (All races are short course, stadium style Classes, 2010 Sportsman, 1/2-1600, 5-1600, Sport Truck, Quads, Tough Truck Nebraska Raceway Park, Exit 420 on I-80 between Omaha and Lincoln.) For latest info check <> HIGH PLAINS OFF ROAD RACING 2000 W. QUINCY AVENUE #8 ENGLEWOOD, CO 80110 303-806-8062/303-781-0974 fax INTERNATIONAL lcE RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 8105 ST. PAUL, MlQ 55108 STEVE BEDDOR (612) 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 Sept 10-11, 2010 MORE Chilli CookOff 250 Lucerne Valley, CA Dec 3-4, 2010 BITD Jeepspeed Challenge Finals TBA KAMI.oops OFF RoAD RACING Whispering Pines Sports & Recreation Center ICAMLOOPS, BC, CANADA Mike Strange (250) 573-4003 LAS VEGAS SANDSPORTS & 0FFROAD EXPO (626) 961-3782 <> <> L.I.T.R.E. JEFF ELROD (408) 926-0522 J1MARUTA (408) 247-4402 LOORRS LUCAS OIL OFF ROAD RACING SERIES June 26-27, 2010 Miller Motorsports Park Tooele, UT August 7-8, 2010 Southern California Venue TBA September 25-26, 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 Luis CARLOS ALvAREZO PANAMERICANA AVE #5105 Co. JuAREZ, CHIH., MX 011-52-1637-1799 MICHIGAN BUGGY BUILDERS Dune Buggy Trade Show (517) 543-7214 <> MICHIGAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS M.T.B. Enterprises Inc. 15529 JONES ROAD GRAND LEDGE, ML 48837 (517) 627-6200 Motorcycles, Quads, ATVs and Pilots only MAORA MID-AMERICA OFF ROAD ASSOCIATION P.O. 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: <> 20 IO California Championship Series June 25, 2010 MDR400 Lucerne Valley (Double Pts) "A", CA August 14, 2010 California 200 Night Race Lucerne Valley, CA September 25, 2010 Lucerne 250 Lucerne Valley" B", CA November 6, 2010 Stoddard 250 Barstow "B" (Double Pts), CA 2010 Superstition Championship Series All Races 2010 at Plaster City, West/East 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. MOJAVE OFF ROAD RACING ENTHUSIASTS P.O. Box 1231 BARSTOW, CA 92312 760-253-4453 < July 17, 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 MICHIGAN SPORT BUGGY ASSOCIATION DAVE BARRET 6363 NIGHTINGALE DR. FLINT, ML 48506 (810) 730-9221 MOTOWEST WINTER TRIALs SERIES BILL MARKHAM (909) 860-1857 <> All events at Perris Raceway (At Reed Valley with a school) NATIONAL Mun RAcING AssN. RT. #l, 2010 Box 380 DAVE OR MARLENE RYAN PALATKA, FL 32177 (904) 325-5422 NATIONAL TUFF TRUCK AssN. Butch Chapin Motorsports Promo-tions 1404 EAST 3RD STREET HAsTINGS, MN 55033-1415 (612) 437-2459 NOORA NORTHERN Omo OFF RoAD RACING AssN. GARY WULFF (724) 283-2678 E-MAIL <> Buggies, Pilot/Odysseys, Trucks, Quads (Spring Valley Raceway, on route 518, 20 minutes SW of Lisbon, OH) (Thundc Valley located 15 minutes from Spring Valley) Page & June 2010 Dusty Times ---------------------------------------------------------· '_., T

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I. NORRA NATIONAL OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION (661) 268-1232 OFF ROAD EXPO SPIN COMMUNICATIONS (415) 380-3890 OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION Volunteered Series PRESIDENT, 2010 GEOFF LEE 1243 TRICE ROAD LEBANON, TN 37087 (615) 453-5830 CIASS REP., 2010 1/2-1600 BRUCE MEYERS (865) 453-1005 CIASS REP., 2010 9 & UNLTD. MICHAEL MOORE (334) 271-7035 Ot.mAW REP. DON PONDER (314) 631-8190 (All Races at Wheeling in the Councy 900 Acres) OHIO OFF RoADERS INc. 1427 GOSHEN HILLS ROAD S.E. NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO 44663 }IM KENDEL (216) 339-4674 All races held at Hamson County Fairgrounds. Cadiz, Ohio ONTARIO OFF RoAD RAcERS AssoclATION RICK T!CHBOURNE, PUBLIC RELATIONS (519).o81-4192(H)/(519) 457-2913(W) OUTLA w SEVEN PICKUP 9269 UMMELMAN ST. Louis, MO 63123 (314) 631-8140/Fax: ((314) 631-1921 PACE MOTOR SPORTS U.S. Off Road Championship 495 N. COMMONS DRNE AURORA, IL 60504 (630) 566-6100 <> PENNsn v ANIA SHORT CoURsE RACING SMITHTON HOLE RACEWAY 313 SKYLINE DRIVE SMITHTON, PA. 15479 MIKE GEISER 330-683-6263 Short Course Offroad Racing All Races At Smithton Hole Raceway PIKES PEAK P.O. Box 6962 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80934 (719) 685-4400 PINE BARRENS ROUGH RIDERS OFF ROAD RACING CHATSWORTH, NJ (856) 875-7591 Pao 1600 SHOOTOUT COREY GOIN 559-647-6132 GOINRACIN@HOTMAILCOM PURE ENERGY PROMOTIONS P.O. Box50 RICKETTS, IA 51460 (712) 679-2221 RALLY AMERICA <> <> June 4-5, 2010 Susquehannock Trail Rally Wellsboro, PA <> July 16-17, 2010 New England Forest Rally Bethel, ME < RocK CRAWLERS Assoc1ATION OF AMERICA P.O. Box 1406 RIVERTON, UT 84065 (801) 446-5337/Fax: (801) 253-3176 SAN DIEGO SHORT COURSE WINTERNATIONALS A New Series lry Snowbird Off Road Racing Pro Trucks, Desert Trucks, Buggies, Pilots, Tough Truck <> (858) 571-5088 SAN DIBGO OFF RoAD EXPosmoN (888) 836 7918 SCCA RoADRALLY P.O. Box 19400 Dusty Times TOPEKA, KS 66619 800-770-2055 <> SFX MoTORSPORTS GROUP 495 N. COMMONS DRNE, Sum 200 AURORA, IL 60504 (630) 566-6100/(630) 556-6180 Fax SCORE SCORE INTERNATIONAL 23961 CRAFrSMAN Ro., Sum A CALABASAS, CA 91302 (818) 225-8402/FAX: (818) 225-8102 <> June 4-6, 2010 42nd Tecate SCORE Baja 500 Ensanada, BC, MX September 10-12, 2010 15'h SCORE Terrible's Primm 300 Primm, NV November 17-21, 2010 43'" Teqte SCORE Baja 1000 Peninsula Run, BC, MX SNORE SOUTHERN NEV ADA OFF RoAD ENTHUSIASTS P.O. Box 270516 LAs VEGAS, NV 89127 702-452-4522 July 29-31, 2010 KC HiLites Midnight Special Ridgecrest, CA October 29-31, 2010 SNORE 250 Primm,NV December 10-12, 2010 Rage At The River Laughlin, NV SONS OF THUNDER 4 WHEELERS RACE DIVISION KEITH STEWART (714) 522-1899 SOUTHEASTERN OFF RoAD CHALLENGE STEVE RULE (800) 313-5621 OR((770) 963.0252 Mike Moore, 2010 (224) 272-5400 SPEED SPORTS EXPO MEGA PRODUCTIONS 3129 S. HACIENDA BLVD. #322 HACIENDA HEIGHTS, CA 91745 (626) 961-6522 SCTA SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TIMING ASSOCIATION & BONNEVILLE NATIONALS, INc. P.O. Box 10 OROS!, CA 93647 (559) 528-6279 (559) 528-9749 FAX <> SOUTHERN SHORT COURSE OFF RoAD RAcING AssN. 4305 WOOTLARK DRNE TAMPA FL 33624 (813) 962-2857 (All Races at Eastbay Raceway, Tampa, FL) TRAXXAS TORC SERIES June 5-6, 2010 Landglade County Fairgrounds Antigo, WI May 29-30, 2010 Texas Motor Speedway Ft. Worth, TX June 19-20, 2010 Crandon Off-Road Raceway Crandon, WI July 10-11, 2010 Bark River Off-Road Racewa}' Bark River, MI July 23-24. 2010 Winnebago County Fairgrounds Oshkosh, WI Aug 14-15, 2010 Bark River Off-Road Raceway Bark River, MI Sept 4-5, 2010 Crandon Off-Road Raceway Crandon, WI SUPER SERIES (PTY) LTD. P.O. Box 706 TOYS FOR TOTS (619) 252-1197 /(619) 252-3093 UNADILLA VALLEY SPORTS CENTER P.O. 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It is the only way some fans know about your event, if they don't happen to be on your club mailing list. Don't call, but mail your 2010 sched-ules 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., ChaThWorth, CA 91311-5003 June 2010 T·rail Notes ... drivers who have completed every race mile so far this season are: Andy McMillin, National City, Calif. (Ford F-150), Jesse Jones,.Litchfield Park, Ariz. (Ford F-150), Kory Scheeler, Las Vegas (Ford F-150), Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas (Ford F-150) and Nick Vanderwey, Phoenix (Chevy Silverado). Toyota is .presenting these prestigious awards to the world's toughest desert racers for the 25th consecutive year. The Toyota Milestone awards will go to those pro car and truck drivers who finish every required mile in the five-race 2010 SCORE Desert Series. "Toyota is ptoud to honor the world's best desert racing drivers," said Les Unger, national motorsports manager at Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. "For a quarter of a century, Toyota has had the privilege of presenting the SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards to the toughest racers on the planet." The loop race will start and finish on Boulevard Costero in front of the historic Riviera de! Pacifico Cultural Center adjacent to the Bahia de Todos Santos in the heart of Ensenada. Over 150,000 spectators are expected to line the race route which covers much of the northern part of Mexico's Baja California peninsula. On Saturday, June 5, Motorcycles and ATVs will start first in the elapsed-time race at 6 a.m. followed by the cars and trucks at 10 a.m. SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards - (25 Racers completed every required mile after two rounds in the five-mce 2010 SCORE Desert Series) The following racers are still in there, going for the awards: SCORE Trophy-Truck -Andy McMillin, Jesse Jones, Kory Scheeler, Rob MacCachren, Nick Vanderway. Class 1 -Daniel McMillin, Kory Halopoff. Class ½-1600 -Cody Robinson, Luke McMillin, Hiram Duran, Kyle Conlon, Rob Archibald, Arturo Velazco. Class 5 - Kevin Carr. Class 6 - David Caspino, Heidi Steele. Class 7SX - Elias Hanna. Class 8 -Juan C Lopez. Class 10 - Mike Lawrence. SCORE Lite -Brent Parkhouse, Justin Davis, Lee Banning, Dave Calloway, Samuel Araiza. Stock Full - Joe Bacal. Dusty Times wishes you all well for the rest of the 2010 racing season. MOJAVE DESERT RACING -MDR held their annual Ridgecrest 200 on May 15th and a good time was had by all. When the racin' was done it was George Pondella taking the Class 1 win, Rob Sims taking Class 7, Steven Marsee took Class 7S honors, Kelly Boyle took the Class 10 win, Brady Helm was the Class 1200 winner, Scott Zimmerman was the Class 1300 winner, Wayne Lugo took the gold f(ledal in the Class 1400 race, Jim Borden took the Class 1450 honors, Class ½-1600 went to Joe Jeffrey and Brian Roberts was the Class 3000 winner. The next event for MDR is the MDR 400 on June 25th in Lucerne Valley, a double points race. GOLF - AN OFF ROAD SPORT - We ran across a new book the other day: Golf Sonnets by James Long Hale. There are 17 sonnets in the book, covering all aspects of the game from the course to the caddy to the 19th hole. Enjoyable reading for any of you off roaders that spend some time on the links. You can purchase the book from Smith Publicity, contact Kate Knapp at 856-489-8654 or at kate@ smith Give it a read, you'll surely enjoy it. WIDE OPEN BAJA -The Wide Open Baja folks a,e throwing their Pre Baja 500 party on Thursday, June 3rd at their facility in Baja. Be sure to attend the festivities. Look at their advertisement on page 22 of this issue. Food, drinks and all the necessaries. See ya all there! SNORE MINT 400 CLARIFICATION - We received a note from Jim Borden regarding his dq at the race. The letter stated: I own Class 1450 truck #1494. We finished the race over two hourse before the declared winner, Kevin McMurray. We were the first 1450 truck to ever finish all four laps in the allotted time. A few minutes after we had finished the race and were declared unofficial class winner, an incident occurred that we were dq'd for. Unknown to us, my eldest daughter, unknown to us, got into the truck, started driying back to our pit and damaged another parked race vehicle. Totally our responsibility. Our entire team worked tremendously hard to build the truck and to have our biggest accomplishment taken away is hard, but we have learned a huge lesson from the heartbreak. I would appreciate it if you could print this clarification in your next paper. If not, I will understand. We will be back! (signed) Jim Borden. Here is your letter Jim, I feel for your inadvertent loss and many others will too. Happy racing at your next race. Ed. IVAN STEWART - Brace yourselves, Ivan Stewart is going to have an auction, he told your editor that he has a big building full of vehicles, parts and pieces, a whole lot of stuff and he is going to get rid of most or all of it with an auction. The auction will take place at the premises on August 28th. Stay tuned to Dusty Times for the particulars. Page 7

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~ID)llCl)~ a R s s ~oo RACING ASSOCIATION ILEK ACING ILVER TATE . ~ T J Flores Takes All The Marbles By Judy Smith Photos: Trackside Photo Thomas J Flores had it all his way, he took first in Class 1500 and the overall as well, seen here in the L VDC Bunderson. Alamo, NV: T. J. Flores drove all the way in his Chevy Bunderson to win the re-scheduled Bilek Racing Sil-ver State 300, the second race on the Best In The Desert 2010 calendar. Last year the event was in Sep-tember, and it was a little bit longer, dipping further southward before heading west and back toward High-way 93 and the finish line. There were a bunch of reasons for moving the race from September to April. Chief among them was the desert tor-toise. In 2009 three of the protected animals were killed by racers at BITD and SNORE events near Primm, which is where the April race used to be. This precipitated the imminent closure of that area to off road racing, according to Casey Folks, who heads up the BITD. He could have staged one last race in the Primm area again this year, but the fees, which he calls "tortoise fees", had cost him $28,000 in '09, and he was looking to avoid that expense if possible. Also, since his September event up near Alamo had interfered with deer hunting season, which opens October 1 ', in that the hunters go up early and like to scout the area, and his race had caused roads to be closed to them making them unhappy, there was an-other reason to move the Silver State event out of Alamo in September. Plus, he felt there'd be more mois-ture in the air, and maybe the silt would be less troublesome in April, and, still another reason, the Cali-ente folks have an annual trail ride for quads on the same weekend as the September race, and that caused some problems in the past. But the tortoise was the big deal. They hibernate from about October 15'h through March and into April, depending on the weather. In April or September in Primm they could apparently count on them being out and about. But in the area around Al-amo they are considered to be at "low density" by the BLM folks who keep track of that stuff. And, just in case that wasn't enough, the tortoise lives Jason Voss had a really great race, he drove his Chevy to a first place in Class 1400, he was second overall in the race. at elevations up to 4500 feet, and the major part of the BITD event was at 5000 feet elevation. Only the first six miles and the last four miles were in tortoise habitat. He had a special permit to route the course the way he did. The BLM biologists check the area immediately before the race and immediately after. Any animals found near the track before the event are moved by a qualified biologist, and any that are found dead after the race are apparently a black mark on the promoter's record. This year the BITD racers did not kill any tor-toises at this event. Folks was pleased about the way it all worked out, and says the BLM is happy with the Best In The Desert. "We work with those guys", he says, "We consider ourselves an environmentally sound organization." The race was right at 300 miles long, and was described as "beauti-ful" by many of the finishing driv-ers, who seemed to have had time to appreciate the scenery as they charged through the countryside. A rainstorm a day or two before the race was hoped to have eliminated some of the dust, and it had dropped snow at the higher elevations, which worried some. It turned out the snow was a non-issue, and had nearly all melted away by the time the race started. Whatever moisture the storm left behind wasn't enough to alleviate the dust, which was still horrendous in some sections. Pass-ing was difficult at best, because the roads were narrow, and often lined with big trees, so most passes were made when someone was pitting or fixing a flat. Silt beds were still soft enough to bury an unwary driver, and several found themselves in trouble when they missed a turn and landed in trees or rocks. The race was originally sched-uled to start at the old truck stop in Alamo, from the top of the little knoll that sits behind the parking lot. However, just days before race day, someone reported they'd seen a desert tortoise. So the Alamo start was nixed in favor of a spot six miles to the north. Casey Folks had all his racers stage at the truck stop, then started them off at a "slow" pace, along the course, to the new start area, where they were flagged off at the appropriate intervals. It worked just fine. There were 122 cars and trucks, and Kyle Jergensen, the 15 year old son of Todd Jergensen, had the fastest time in the qualifying runs, giving him the first-off-the-line start •• position· in the family Class 1500 car. Ray Griffith was second, and Sam Berri was third. The first Trick Truck to line up was the Steve Sourapas Geiser Built truck, which would be fourth off the line. Chuck Hovey, who qualified third, ·did most of the qualification run in second gear because his transmission broke. So he took it to Chula Vista, repaired it, came back and reinstalled it, and it broke again, so he wasn't racing. Todd Elam was the Class 10 winner at the 300, he drove his Safari to an 11th overall finish, seen here throwin' the dirt around. Dave Caspino drove his Ford pickup to the Class 7200 win, he's seen here setting up for a right hander at the Bilek 300. The weather was chilly in the morning, with little breeze to move the dust. It was nice racing weather except for the dust. Most of the com-petitors were started a minute apart, but the final 27 went off the line at 30 second intervals. That included classes 8100, 2000, 7100, 1700, 7300 and the 1800s. For this event the UTVs were started behind the bikes and quads, very early in the morning. The first bikes got their official start flag at about 6:15 a.m., and then the Trick Trucks left the Alamo truck stop at about 9:15, and were flagged Sam Berri is always in there fighting, he drove his Jimco to a second Marc Ewing gave it all he had but had to settle for a second place Sean and Bret Backus drove their Chevrolet to a second place finish place finish in Class 1, he finished third overall in the race. finish in the Trick Truck fracas, seen here in his Ford at high speed. in Class 7200, here on their way to the checkers. Page a June 2010 Dusty Times ' '

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Troy Vest had a pretty good race, he drove his Chevy to the win in Class 1200, he's seen here at high speed on the course. off the tortoise-free start line six the beautiful countryside down to miles away at about 9:30. the finish area where they'd have The finish line was at a quarry time for a nap and then lunch before about 15 miles south of the truck the cars and trucks started to arrive. stop. Those who weren't actively The bikes, of course, began arriving chasing could go have breakfast and about noon. The BITD press corps then take a leisurely drive through set up a tent and a wide-screen TV Macrae Glass was the big winner in the Class 8000 fracas, he and his sidekick Michael DeHaas are seen here hustling the Ford to the finish, which they'd plugged into their But when the first car arrived at computer, and with it interested folks about 3:30 p.m., it was T. J. Flores, in could track the cars and trucks they his Bunderson. Flores said he'd start-were assodated with. It was clear that ed seventh, and "sat there, patient." a very tight race had developed at the He reported that he'd chased Sam front involving Sam Berri, T. J. Flores (Berri) for a long way. He said he'd and Shawn Croll. had no flats and "no issues", though he did report that there had been no wind to blow the dust away. When asked about the snow everyone had worried over, he said there'd been just a few patches when he got there, and he'd wiped them out. T.J.'s navi-gator, Sheldon Paul rode all the way with him. Their time was 5:47:02. The second car to finish was Berri's, and he too, drove all the way. He'd lost his GPS mount and had had to remove the GPS, which he did after driving for a while with one hand holding it in, so it wouldn't bounce out and around his cockpit. He also lost second gear, which was unfortunate, because he said, "it was a second gear race after Caliente" which was at about Mile 208. So he did the last 100 miles or so without that valuable gear. Berri had no flats and didn't have much dust, "except for a few quads." He said he "couldn't ask for better weather." His time was 5:52:00, almost exactly five minutes behind Flores. Only a bit over a minute behind C■ntinued on page 10 Corey Keysar took second place honors in the Class 10 battle at Ryan Plowman drove his Kreger to the silver medal finish in Class It was a second place finish for Kevin Sacalas in Class 4400 at the BITD, Corey is seen here with his right foot on the floor. 1100, Ryan is seen here speeding towards the checkered flag. 8/TD race, Kevin is seen here at speed headin' for home. Dusty Times 2,160 Rooms And Suites 60 Table Games 2,300 Slot Machines Poker Room Race & Sports Book · 640-Seat Bingo Room 16 Movie Theaters 8 Restaurants 75,000 Sq. Ft. Of Meeting Space 4,500 Seat Equestrian & Event Center 80,000 Sq. Ft. Exhibit Hall Spa & Fitness Center Showroom 64-Lane Bowling Center ~~a M '======-'' LAS VEGAS BLVD AT S/LVERADO RANCH • SOUTHPOINTCASINO.COM June 2010 Page9

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.. The Lee Bannings drove their Foddrill to the Class 10 Light victory, They had two minutes in hand at the finish. Berri was Steve Appleton in his Jim-co. He drove all the way in his Jimco, and reported that he'd had a flat, lost fuel pressure and lost his brakes. His time was 5:53: 13. Fourth went to Loren Brown in a Foddrill. He drove all the way, pitted twice, taking on fuel both times. He said he hadn't prerun and wasn't sure just how much fuel he might need for his LS7. His time was 5:54:55, just a minute and 32 seconds behind Appleton. In fifth, only 14 seconds further back, it was Garrick Freitas in his Jimco. He said his race had been "eventful, due to rookie mistakes, or stupid mistakes." He blew a few turns in the dust, but had no flats and no mechanical problems. He's recently moved up from racing the MDR se-ries in a Class 1400 truck (Prerunner trucks). He must have been paying attention at those events, because he was in very good company at this race, finishing in the time of 5:55:09. In sixth it was Shawn Croll, in a Ford powered Porter. He'd been running closer to the front of the pack, but 15 miles before the finish he "broke a throttle body again." It took ten or 15 minutes for repairs, and then he "just cruised in." He had no other trouble at all, and his time was 6: 18:54. Jim Tucker was next in line, in seventh, in his Jimco. He drove all the way and said he'd had one flat when he hit a rock, but otherwise it had been a "flawless race." This was a new car and he said his motor "hauls ass." His time was 6:21: 11. Shannon Campbell drove all the way and finished eighth in his Camp-bell chassis. This was the first race for this four-wheel-drive car, so he took it out of front wheel drive when it started "making noise", and drove the rest of the way in just rear drive. He said he had to learn to drive "with just rear drive." Campbell's a rock-crawler turned off road racer, and he's got a slightly different approach to things. He reported just one flat when he "took an off road excur-sion." His time was 6:23:43. Vince Galewick, in a DuneBuggy, got "up to about tenth and had a flat and lost four places." Then he said he "hit a G-out too hard and folded up a front arm." That messed up his suspension and he lost more positions. But ultimately he finished ninth in the time of 6:28:42. In tenth it was Don Chase and his son Travis who shared the driving in their Ford powered Porter. They re-ported having to make some "minor adjustments" and Don got stuck on a tree for a little bit, but they had no flats. Travis said he had a great run, but at one point did a big circle when his navigator mis-read something and said "turn right" when they Loren Healy was the big winner in the Class 4400 contest, Loren is seen here at speed on his way to the checkered flag. should have gone straight. This is their first year racing. They earned a five-minute penalty for going too fast across the first paved road crossing Way earned a five minute penalty for speed in · a 25 mph zone at Stop Check B, so their total time was 7:13:12. and "throwing rocks" on the pave-Steve Croll was next to finish, in ment. This is a big no-no in Nevada, 15th place. He'd had a disaster, when and it's important for the BITD to at Mile 52 he lost his alternator. He stay on good terms with the Nevada had to wait for Kevin McGillivray to Highway Patrol in this regard, so bring a new one out to him, and the there are often stiff penalties for this whole thing cost him an hour and particular infraction. Their time, in-a half. Steve drove all the way, and eluding penalty, was 6:33: 12, which finished in 7: 19:58. meant they lost one position. The next finisher, in 16'\ was the In eleventh it was the team of Conan Barker/ Brad Fauvre Jimco. Pat Dean and Danny Anderson They split the driving half-way and in a Bunderson. They started 31st, said they'd been stuck for 45 minutes because Dean lost a convertor in or so, "up on a tree - a little adven-qualifying, which meant they had a ture." They couldn't remember who lot of traffic and dust. Dean did the pulled them off, (it was, of course, first half, and was "stuck in a lot of Bouman) but they were grateful. traffic." Anderson got in at Caliente, Their time was 7:23:20. and he said it was "a great course - In 17th it was Jeremy Pulse, who probably the best I've ever raced." drove all the way in his Throttle Their time was 6:41:26. Down Kustoms Chassis. He said it The 12th place team was Adam was "pretty long", and he'd had elec-Pfankuch and Rick St. John in a trical issues. It was only the second Penhall. Pfankuch started and was race for both the driver and the car. running just fine, but when he went He said the "driver built the car -into the pit at Mile 92 for fuel his and broke it." His time was 7:35:04. co-driver St. John spotted a torn C.V. Sean Mecham, in a Custom chas-boot. It took 45 minutes to make sis, finished 18th• He reported that the change. St. John got in at Mile he'd had a transmission problem 200 and his section of the race was at Mile 29 when he'd lost the trans trouble-free. Their time was 6:45:01. fluid. He added new and went on to In thirteenth it was Erick Jacobs, finish in 8:08:50. in a Chevy Jimco. Jacobs drove all Mike Bilek was the next finisher, the way and said "everything worked in 19th place. Bilek is the name spon-pretty good" but he'd had clogged air sor of the event, so we're sorry to filters and it was "a pain in the butt have missed him, but it was difficult to clean 'em." This was his fourth to keep track of finishing vehicles as race, he said. His time was 6:48:06. we worked down in the hole, which Fourteenth place went to Craig had no lights. Cars and trucks could Bouman and Damon Way in a Porter easily pass us by. Bilek's time was Ford. Way started and drove to Mile 8: 12: 16, so he finished sometime 135, and reported his part of the trip after nine p.m., for a very long day. as "flawless." Bouman said he had In 20th place it was Terry Brenner, "a few little issues". The brakes got who started the day in the car, and really hot, and he built up too much Frank Daria, who finished. It's a cus-speed and got high-center~d in the tom built chassis. Brenner rolled over sand and lost 40 minutes. Then he right out of Pit 4, "It was real easy" punched a hole in a tire with a rock he said. But it took a half hour to get and lost about ten or 15 minutes, it back on its wheels, and then they and then, he said he "took it easy had to add oil. This wa their first from there." He also stopped to race ever in any class. The car used to pull the Conan Barker/ Brad Fauvre belong to Sean M_echam. They said, car, out of the trees, repaying them "We got hit by just about every class The good looking Mirage driven by Kevin Smith took top honors in the Class 2000 for stopping to try to help when he out there." And they also had a late contest, Kevin is seen here at speed. was stuck in the sand. Bouman and flat, but they seemed to be enjoying r====================.-.====---=:.:....:.:.::.:.:....::.:...::.:.:...:.:.:.:.:.::...:.:.:.:.:.:.::..:....:.:.:.:.:.:.,_..:.:.:.:.:.:...:.:.:...::; themselves. Their time was 8:32:43, and they were the last car to finish in the class. The first finisher in the Trick Truck class, which had 12 starters at this event, was the Jimco of Jason and. Rich Voss. This was the truck that caught fire in its maiden event in September, in the 2009 version of the Bilek Silver State 300. This time there was no disaster. Jason drove all the way. He said the course was "awe-some - it was fun - there was some new stuff." Then he reported that from the start to Pit 3 it was the same as the earlier race. He had no flats, and no mechanical problems. He did say "I could have used more wind for the dust, [but) up in the mountains it was damp." Jason was only a minute and 34 seconds out of the overall win, finishing in 5:48:36. The second Trick Truck was the Ford of Marc Ewing, who w~sn't there. He got stuck in Spain thanks to that volcano in Iceland, and Rick Geiser did the driving. Geiser said he "followed some guys a long, ways -then just cruised along - stayed out of trouble." He had no flats. But at Mile 125 he got carsick, and _ threw up "about ten times." It was "all those hills ... up and down" he reported, looking a bit green as he talked about it. His time was 5:59:06. In third place it was the team of B. J. Baldwin and Ed Stout. They used Stout's Ford truck, since Baldwin's was being prepped for the Baja 500, and couldn't be ready in time. Bald-win started and drove to Mile 165, and then Stout got in and went to the finish. They had a good day with just one flat, about 15 miles before the finish line, and their time was 6:02:35. Fourth place went to Rick D. Johnson in his Ford. Johnson drove all the way, and his only problem was a broken alternator wire, which cost about 28 minutes. He said the course was "fun." His time was 6:09:26. In fifth it was Bill McBeath, who drove all the way in his Chevrolet. He said "We took out so many cactuses and trees - it was fun, we had a great time." They said they'd had no flats, and finished in 6: 12:48. Steve Sourapas and Andy McMil-lin finished sixth in their Geiser. McMillin had a "mystery flat" on a good road and lost eight minutes and three cars and trucks got by. Then he lost 27 minutes with repairs to their power steering. Sourapas got in at Mile 165 and ran well to the finish. Their time was 6: 19:47. Seventh place went to Ron Whit-ton in his Ford. He drove all the way, and said he lost 25 minutes when both alternator belts came off, but he had no flat tires. He started back in the pack because he said he "got here too late to qualify." His time was 6:30:05. In eighth place it was the team of Jason Campbell and Jerry Zaiden, in a Chevrolet, who didn't stop to talk. Their time was 6:37:30. Rick Backus drove his Ford Pro Truck to a second place finish in class, Second place in class 8 10 0 went to Randy Merritt, seen here in his Patrick Nirschl had a pretty good race, he took second place honors Rick is seen here on his way to the finish line. Ford pickup, Randy was 12 minutes out of the class win. in the Class ½-1600 category, he's seen here at speed. Page 10 June 2010 Dusty Times ... T

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The ninth place team was the combination of Mike Voudouris and Billy Goerke in Voudouris's Ford. Goerke had a problem at about Mile 30, and then the starter didn't work, so he lost an hour. Voudouris got in at Pit 4 and came to the finish. Their time was 7:38:37. In tenth it was Bruce Bonestroo. He arrived at the finish line area at about 6:20 p.m. after a long and diffi-cult day. He drove all the way, and his biggest problem was that the fuel cell foam was coming apart and it plugged the fuel filters. He changed them "sev-eral times." He also had one flat, his differential was "coming apart", and he had to bolt up his muffler. "Oth-erwise", he said, "It was all good." His time was 8: 15: 10 and he was the last Trick Truck finisher. Steve Olliges and Kevin McGilli-vray lost their truck's alternator early. Olliges was driving. They got to Pit Two had had gone through two alter-nators and six batteries. Olliges was later seen at the finish area looking for "twenty batteries." He said, "So Gary Messer took the gold medal in the Class 6000 race, his Trophylite truck is seen here headin' towards the checkered flag. many Trick Trucks are out already . was the Ford of David Caspino. He . ." He was, as always, incurably opti- said it was his "fourth win this year." mistic, but the more practical McGil- Caspino reported that he drove all livray didn't think it was likely that the way, because he said, "I don't they could get it done, so the search trust anybody in this thing." He went for batteries was dropped. on to say it was a "good race, fast In Class 7200 the winning truck course." His time was 6:23:23. The Class 8100 win went to Tim Casey, Tim had 10 minutes on his competition when he took the checkered flag in his Ford pickup. Second in the class went to Sean and Brett Backus, who actually fin-ished in ftont of Caspino, but were five seconds behind on corrected time. Greg Atherton navigated. The brothers had a "flawless day" in their Chevrolet, without even a flat to mar the trip. Their time was 6:23:28. In third it was Tim Lawrence in his first time out in a brand new truck. He said "It was great." Then he reported that he'd been lost for five minutes when in the dust he'd Continued on page 12 Scott McFarland drove his big Ford to a second place finish in the Not too bad a day for Gary Mecham, he raced his Chevy to a second It was a second place finish in Class 7100 for Rich Severson, Rich Class 8000 contest, he's seen here at speed on the course. place finish in the Class 6000 race, seen here at high speed. is seen here racing his Ford to the finish line. CJJ BEARDl~I We carry a full line of v~ OFFA~HTING FILTERMAG~ ~~~ Dusty Times June 2010 Page 11 ' . . !

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Blake Henn was the big winner in the Class 7100 contest, Blake had 26 minutes in hand at the flag, here in his Ford pickup. followed someone else totally off welding some broken brackets. But course. But he'd had no flats, and they had no flats, and their time was said he'd been "just trying to feel 8:33:20. the truck out." His description of The ninth truck in this class was the course was "all fire roads and a Ford driven by Chase Bordon. He stuff, not much rough stuff." He said he'd been stuck twice and his said there'd been about ten water engine had misfired, and he'd had crossings though, and a couple of the fuel cell apart so he could correct them were really deep. His time was the pickup, and "now it runs." He 6:30:26. also had no flats, and his time was In fourth place it was Tim and 10: 19:50. Steven Burke in a Chevrolet. Their Tenth, and last in this class to fin-time was 6:39: 18, but they didn't ish, and also last to finish overall, was stop to chat. the Ford of Steve Kovach and Chip Greg Jones and Chad Hall in a Carr. The last report we had was Ford finished fifth. Hall started and that they were at Mile 265, at about he said he "had fun - everybody in 9:45 p.m. and stopped. Apparently front of me was slowing this thing they got moving again, and finished down. The truck is old like Rod shortly after the finish line was disas-(Hall - his dad), but still fast." Jones, sembled. Their time was 12:09: 17. who got in halfway through the day, There were four Protrucks for this said he "didn't have a great day." He event, and Troy Vest, in a Chevro-couldn't keep it cool and had to pull let, had "a very good day." He said over twice to let it cool down, and he "We've got oil all over the back of had one flat. Their time was 6:44:57. us - I'm not quite sure why - maybe Sixth was Al Hogan, whose old it's brake fluid." But whatever it was, truck was toasted to a crisp in this it hadn't had any apparent effect on event in September of'09. He didn't their run. They'd lost one tire right want to talk apparently and just after Pit 6 and that was the extent of hustled on by in his Ford. His time his difficulties. His time was 6:24:01. was 6:49:40. In second it was Rick Backus and Bryce Yarborough finished sev-Dave Mason in their Ford. Mason enth in his Ford. He said he'd lost started, Backus finished. They said second gear, so he'd changed trans- two Class 1000 cars had crashed missions, which took an hour and 20 into a cattle crossing and blocked minutes. His time was 8:32: 14. the road, which cost them about ten In eighth it was Wade Ruhman minutes, but other than that they and Dennis Standrod who both had no flats, but their suspension drove their Ford. They had water wasn't working very well. Their time in their engine and lost an hour was 6:55:34. Kellon and Quinn Walch drove their Ford Pickup to the win in the Class 7300 race, they're seen here hustling to the finish line. In third place it was Justin Blower, who drove all the way in his Ford. He broke the front upper and lower balljoints and spent about two-and-a-half hours with repairs. But he had no flats and liked the course, calling it "very scenic." Fourth went to Ryan and Alex Staats who shared the driving, and Craig Fullerton, who navigated the entire distance, in their Ford. They said they'd had to change out a steer-ing ram at Mile 120, and also had two flats at once at one point, and did the last 40 miles with no power steering. Their time was 9:27:31. So the class, as usual, got a 100% finish rate. In Class 8000, the winner was Macrae Glass in his Ford. Glass did all the driving. He said it was a "long hard day", but it had been "perfect, with no problems, no flats." "I just got tired, stayed up too late the last few days." He reported that he'd tried grooving his tires for this event and was "really happy" with the re-sult. Then he said, "We were going 108 miles per hour down the road - 20 miles an hour faster than I really wanted to go!" His time was 6:25:44, and he was 19th overall. Second in the class was the team of Scott McFarland and Rory L'Hommedieu in a Ford. McFar-land navigated all the way and l.'.Hommedieu drove all the way. Af-ter Pit Six they got two left side flats at once and had only one spare. So they put it on the front and drove the last 35 miles with that flat rear. Their time was 7:47: 19. In third it was Mike McCarthy, who drove all the way in his Ford FX4 (formerly known as "The Rap-tor".) McCarthy broke a rack and pinion and lost an hour and ten min-utes. He said it was "a whole different thing than a stock 7100 truck with a four-liter motor", which is what he used to drive. He seemed to be very happy about his new toy. He had no flats, and his time was 8:22:41. He was the final finisher in this three-truck class. Class 1000 had nine starters, and first to finish was Todd Elam, who drove all the way in his Honda V-Tech powered Safari. He said that "at first the race was really close" and he'd had a "really good race out there." He had no flats, but some mysterious ignition problem that caused the "whole car to shut off four times." It lasted only a few seconds each time, and he thought it might be a bad switch, but it was a bit wor-risome. His time was 6: 16: 16, and he was eleventh in the overall standings. Second place in this class was Corey Keysar in a Honda powered Jimco. Keysar also drove the whole distance, and he said his race had been "pretty good", but he'd hit a big rock and pancaked a wheel, and couldn't get it off the spindle. It cost him about ten minutes. He'd also stopped twice for fuel. His time was 6:28:40. In third it was Brad Barron and Randy Spahr who drove, with Justin Grossman and Sean Williams doing the navigating, in their VW powered Homebuilt car. They said they'd had one rear flat about 20 miles before the finish. They described the course as "very, very technical" and said they were happy to be at the finish. Their time was 6:34:02. In fourth it was Alejandro, Edu-ardo and Ricardo Jimenez and David Bost in their Metalworx. They fin-ished right at 6 p.m., but didn't stop to talk. Their time was 7:37:45. Fifth place went to John Hsu, who drove the whole way in his Honda powered GET Performance car. Omar Garcia navigated. They had alternator problems, fan belt troubles and their starter went bad. Their time was 11:09:03 and they were the final finisher in the class. There were eight Class 1100 cars, and at the end of the trip the Fod-drill of Lee Banning Sr., and Jr. was the winner. Banning, Sr. drove from the start to Pit 4 and he had no prob-lems. Junior went on to the finish, also with no problems, and they say they have now won this race twice. Their time was 6:35: 11. It wasn't a rout however, because the second place car was close on their heels. Ryan Plowman, in a Kreger chassis, drove all the way, and made the most dramatic finish of the day, coming in as he did with three flat tires. Only the right front tire had air in it. The others were totally flat. He said he'd missed a turn and gone into a rock hill not far out from the finish. His time was 6:37:30, only two minutes and 19 seconds behind the Banning car. In third place it was Gary Wil-liams, who started and Bryan Folks, son of Casey Folks, who finished, in a Foddrill. Williams said he'd been "passing the Raptor" and took a hit in his left rear tire, which flattened it and cost about three minutes. He said a lot of cars in the class had gone by as he changed it. Then a bit later on he got stuck. Their time was 6:54:36. Fourth went to Mark Fusting in an FCI chassis. He said, "I'm 50 years old and did the whole thing!" He had no problems and no flats. He got stuck once about three miles out from the finish. Fusting described The Hunts, Jim and James, raced their Jeep to a silver medal finish in the Class 1700 battle, they're seen here at speed. Tim Hunt was the second place finisher in the Open Sportsman category, Tim is seen here at high speed on the course. Third place honors in the Trick Truck race went to BJ Baldwin, Ford, BJ was a mere three minutes out of the silver medal finish. In Class 7200 it was Tim Lawrence taking the bronze medal home, Gary Williams was really churning up the soft stuff as he raced to In the Ultra 4 contest it was Kevin Yoder taking the bronze medal, Tim is seen here in his custom truck heading for the checkers. a third place finish in the 1100 class race. Kevin is seen here in the soft stuff heading for home. Page 12 June 2010 Dusty Times

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the course as "great", and finished in the time of 7: 12:41. (Ed note: as far as being 50 years old and driving the "whole thing" -we checked and discovered that 55 year-old Sam Berri did the whole thing also, and so did 58 year old Al Hogan, and 66 year old Ron Whitton. We've got some remarkable senior citizens competing in these off road events.) Fifth place went to Jake and Josh Jones who didn't have an easy day of it. Jake started, Josh finished. They were late for the slow start at Alamo because their trailer broke, but they managed to get off the real start line on time. Then they got stuck in a silt bed for 45 minutes, and at some point another racer was stuck in a river and they went around on the wrong side of him and blew reverse gear. They also hit a tree and cracked the body. But they got to the finish line in 7:13:55. In sixth place it was Gary Jordan and Tom Shaw who shared the driv-ing duties in their Foddrill, while Brian Marley navigated all day. They had no flats, said the dust wasn't bad at all, but the car wasn't running well so they "just moved over." Their time was 7:24:31. The seventh place team was Sigal Greenberg and Steve Meyers. They were both in the car at the start, with Myers navigating and Greenberg driv-ing. Her run was "flawless." At Mile 165 Myers moved into the driver's seat and did all right until about two or three miles before the finish when he ran into "something sharp" and flattened a right rear tire. He decided to finish on it, and it was completely flat by the time he crossed the finish line. Their time was 7:25:08. Eighth place was earned by the veteran team of Ty Godde and Jim Greenway. Godde started, Greenway finished. One of them ran into a Banning car, and then took a hit from behind and that broke their battery terminals. It took a long me to fix the box to fit the new battery. They had to create new brackets, so used come-alongs and zip ties to hold it in. Lee Banning gave them the replacement battery, and they were very grateful for his generosity. Their time was 9: 16:00. They were the last 1100 car to finish. Class 4400 was the second biggest group in the event with 16 entries. These are the rock racers, and they were racing in this event because the King of the Hammers event, the one that gets so much attention, has become part of a series: called the Grand Slam of Off Road, and they've included the Silver State 300. Thus, in order to be able to compete in the next KOH event, they first have to compete in several others, including this BITD race. (The Pikes Peak Hillclimb is on their list also, for some unfathomable reason.) These folks are all still pretty new at this form of racing, but they're learning fast. The first car in was driven by Loren Healy, from New Mexico, who's a previous King of the Hammers winner. He drove all the way in his Jimmy's 4X4 Chassis with a turnkey Chevy LS2 motor. He said he'd had no flats, and nothing broke, but the "transfer case is about to fall out from underneath it." His time was 6:42:39, which put him at 31 '' overall. In second place it was Kevin Sa-calas who also drove all the way. He said "That was fast and brutal - hit triple digits a couple times today." He broke his front drive shaft before Pit 3 so finished with just rear drive. His time was 6:51:21. Third went to Kevin Yoder, who also drove the entire distance in his Dusty Times Yoder Racing Chassis. He had no flats but said he'd had a broken sway bar and electrical short and a "lack of talent." His time was 7:21:37. In fourth it was Dave Schneider, Tim Preiss and Dave Gibson, all from Nevada. Somehow we failed to see them in the crowd, and didn't hear their story. Their time was 7:50:00. The fifth finisher was Ben Napier, who drove all the way. Napier lives in Australia. He said he put his car on its side and had to use the jack to get it back up on its wheels again. He lost about 20 minutes. He also had a couple of "small fuel problems." His time was 8:07:58. In the sixth car to finish was a pair of brothers, Brandon and Stephen Watson, who both drove. They said they had some "driver inflicted" mechanical problems. They hit a rock in a wash and flattened a tire, ttJC MOT0~$PORTS and then the jack sank in the sand and they lost 20 minutes. They also had to change an air cleaner, and at one point blew a corner and lost the right front brake and ruined a wheel, using up another 30 or 40 minutes. Their time was 8:19:27. In seventh place it was Barry Beadle and Kevin Barnes from Texas. Beadle drove all the way. He said they'd rolled twice and the 4410 car had helped them back onto their wheels once. The other time they'd landed on their wheels. He said he'd been trying to go too fast, and noted that it was his first desert race. His time was 8:58: 19. The eighth place car was driven all the way by Kevin Stearns. He said he'd rolled over and lost his body panels, and had also had a flat tire. His time was 9:02:42. - In ninth place it was Curtis War-ner, from Canada. He had one flat DuR•ttower • 100 Gallon Oapactty ~ Single or Double Dry:Breii.k. •EZSetUp • Affordable lndyOar '.Ft Technology ~Mel •l}UJ!).ptJ'.ans ·Hose • Redll.ilei'S • Necks & Caps .JI .... '$>< "' • Snell SA 2005 Foreod Helmets • Wired for Gomm.uni.cation & Ear Bud Ready • Raoing Optics Tear Off~ • Universal and Custom Molded Ear Buds • Helmet Skirts • Shields KoolAlr'• Blower Systems • IDghest Flowing Systems! • 105, 135, 150, 235 and 250 CFM Ratings • High Flow Filters & Custom Hoses • Trophy Kart Kits for Driver & Clutch Cooler It was a nice win in Class 1700 for John Helton, John is seen here churning up the dust as he heads for the checkered flag. tire and spent some time pulling about 10 of nine, with a time of "some of the rolled over cars back 9:49:30. o·nto their wheels." 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The tenth place car was driven all the way by Travis Carpenter. He said he'd had no flats, but his shocks had to be turned. This was his first desert finish, and he's planning to run the rest of the BITD series. His time was · 9:59:04. In the 11th car, Roger Lovell drove and Brad Lovell navigated. They said, "That was a brutal day." They had a couple of "issues that kept coming back on us." They kept losing power steering hoses. "If not for that .... " Their time was 10: 17:29. The twelfth place team was Todd McCullen, who drove all the way and Troy Dagen, both from Arizona. They had terrible lights, way up on the roof and fairly dim, and had ap-parently lost their lower lights. They had problems with their serpentine belt, shocks, hydraulic ram and circuit breakers. 'Tm finished," said McCullen, "Great learning experi-ence." His time was 10:38:46 and he was the final finisher in the class. In Class 2000, which had six start-ers, the one that started last finished first. Brian and Kevin Smith, in a Mirage, took their third win in a row. Kevin started and ran to Mile_ 165, and Brian finished. They said they'd had "zero problems", and explained that their badly crunched front bumper was because a Class 6000 car had backed into them. This was their third win in a row. Their time was 6:45:35. • In second it was teen-agers Patrick Nirschl and Kamren Woodward in their Bunderson. We missed them in the finish area somehow, so don'.t know how their day went. Their time was 7:36:37. Third place went to Rick Graf, who started and Amy Perez, who finished in a Banning chassis. Graf lost a power steering belt and had a plugged air filter. Neither had flat tires. Casey Folks told Perez, who had her daughter, Ali, riding with her, that they were the first mother-daughter team to get to the finish line in one of his races. They were the last car in the class to finish. There .were six of the Trophylite trucks in this event, and first place went to Gary Messer who drove all the way. He said he had no problems, no flats and never got out of the car. He "liked the point to point race -it never got boring." His time was 7:01: 18. In second it was Gary Mecham who drove all the way. Mecham, by the way, is another of those seniors, at age 64. He said he'd hit someone in the silt before Pit 2 and he "felt bad" about it. He said there were about 15 cars stuck in the silt bed at the time. His time for the day was 7:58:28. . Third place went to Bruce and Ryan Finchum, a father and son team. Both drove, but the son, Ryan, did most of the driving. They had no mechanical problems, but laid it on its side at one point. They rocked it and dug holes and got it back up in fifteen minutes or so. They had no flats and said it was a "fun race." Their time was 7:59:52. The team of Trevor Scherrer, Tim and Tom Burns and Ray Brown finished in 11:27:59, after the of-ficial finish line was tom down, and we made our departure. The last we'd heard they'd been at Mile 287 moving at 50 miles per hour, and it wasn't known if they'd make it on time. We thought they'd timed out. They were the last official finishers in the class. Class 8100 had four starters. The first team to get to the finish line was Tim Casey in a Ford. Casey drove the whole distance, and had no prob-lems at all, stopping only for fuel. He said it was "a great day for us." His time was 7:02: 12. In second place it was Randy Mer-ritt's truck with Tracy Rubio driving all the way. Merritt is still recovering from injuries to his back suffered in the Parker race earlier this year. Ru-bio had "no problems, no flats, no stories." His time was 7: 12:29. In third it was John Griffin who drove all the way in his Ford. He said "second gear went out and I bogged down and got stuck in the silt." He lost about 12 minutes there. He'd been in the dust and couldn't really see where he was going, and that's when Casey went by. Griffin said it was a "beautiful course", but he hadn't pre-run and that slowed him down. His time was 7:39:56. He was the last in the class to finish. Class 7100 had six starters. First to finish was Blake Henn, who drove all the way·-in·his Ford.":fle said he'd thrown the ·serpentine belt and had issues with his transmission. His time was 7:46:37. In second place it was Rich Sev-erson, who drove the whole distance in his Ford. He said it was "a very nice run, fast roads. We're not a fast truck, so the other guys ran away from us a little." He had no flats, and no stucks. At Mile 250 he pitted to change a driveline. His time was 8:12:45. In third place it was Terry Henn in another Ford. He drove all the way and said he'd lost a front shock mount while in the lead at Mile 230. From that point on he limped in with only one front shock. His time was 8:42:16. In fourth place it was John Hol-mes, Ty Holmes, Mark Landersman and Eric Clay in a Ford. Landersman started and drove to Mile 97. At Mile 93 he ran into Wayne DeMonja, and hit him really hard, doing a lot of damage to his own truck which cost about three hours. John Holmes was the next driver, and he went to Mile 145, and then Ty Holmes, John's 16-year-old son, drove for a while, then John drove again and Ty drove the last 60 miles to the finish with John riding. As they got near the finish they gave John Hsu a tow in his Class 1000 car. The Holmes/ Landersman truck time was 10:03:45 and they were the last finishers in the class. In the 1700 class there were three starters. John Helton finished first and he drove all the way while Tracy Gappa navigated all the way. They said they had no problems, and fin-ished in 8:26:06. In second place it was Jim and James Hunt, a father and son team. They said it was a "great race". They had fuel problems all day, "but it was a good day." Their time was 9:15:07. They predicted that the last team in their class, Bob and Kyle Standage, might not finish because they'd bro-ken a pitman arm. They didn't. There were two trucks in Class 7300, and Kellon and Quinn Walch, cousins, in a Ford, took the win. Kellon started and finished and Quinn drove 100 miles in the middle. They kept throwing serpen-tine belts, Besides that, they'd been Phil Tapia was all smiles after winning the Class 3000 race, he's seen here hustling his Custom Chevy to the finish line. Keith Grawe drove his Ford pickup to the win in the Open Sportsman division, he's seen here at high speed headin' home. up most of the night before the race, prepping the truck, so they were re-ally tired, and "glad to finish." Their time was 8:00:45. The other truck in their class didn't finish. Phil Tapia came out from Florida to drive this race in a rent-a-truck. He drove all the way, rolled the truck, and said "it was awesome." His time was 9: 14:32. In the Sportsman class there were seven vehicles, and the winning team was Keith and Mark Growe in their Ford truck. Mark drove all the way, and his only problem was a "computer chip issue". It seems the chip came loose and he had to re-seat it. His time was 9:39: 19. Second in Class 1800 was the team of Tim Hunt and Kenneth Farmer, Dave Schweickert and Geno Hill in an Alumicraft. This ve-hicle was towed in to about two car lengths from the finish lin ae, and then the occupants pushed it across the line, and then tied on to the tow vehicle again, because they had a broken axle. All told they'd been towed nine miles. Their time was 11:04:09. No other 1800s finished. · It was a long day for some, but everyone seemed to like the course, if for no other reason than that the scenery is wonderful. The Best In The Desert moves on from this event to the August Vegas to Reno race. ~~ .,John Griffin drove his Ford pickup to a third place finish in Class Taking home the bronze medal for a third place finish in the Class Bruce and Ryan Finchum drove their Trophylite truck to a third place 8100, John is seen here racin' for the flag. ½-1600 race was Amy Perez, seen here on the home stretch. finish at the Bilek 300, seen here haulin' freight. Mike and Robbie McCarthy raced their Ford pickup to the bronze Terry Henn had a somewhat decent race, he took third place honors Justin Blower has the power on as he runs to a third place finish in medal finish in the Class 8000 action, here at speed. in the Class 7100 race, he's seen here hustling his Ford to the finish. the Class 1200 battle, he's seen here with lots of power on. Dusty Times June 2010 Page 15

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Ln.J2C 9™ RALLY OF TURKEY L·aeb/Elena/Citraen Da It Again By Martin Holmes Photos: Maurice Selden Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena piloted their Citroen C4 to the overall win in Turkey, it was Loeb's 57'• WRA victory. Once again Sebastien Loeb came cruising to his 57th victory in the world championship. For two days there was a great fight for the lead, with an impressive display by Sebastien Ogier with Loeb only taking the lead seven stages from the finish. For the second time this year Petter Solberg finished second and currently holds second place in the World Drivers' Champion-ship behind the sh times World Champion. The event began with tension with the-FIA seek-ing, but failing, to control the team order confusion seen in Jordan. But happily there was no special advantage to run-ning first car on the road on this event. Four out of the five Pirelli Star Drivers, who were making their debut in 2010 on this event, went off the road and at least one of the cars was destroyed. Back again after a one year absence, because of FIA event rotation system, came the Rally of Turkey, round four of the 2010 World Rally Champion-ship, another rally in new terrain using roads unknown to all the top drivers! To participate in the nearby city's special European Capital of Culture celebrations, the location of the event had moved to a different area of the country although still in Anatolia (Asia Minor), close to Istanbul, but on the other side of the Bosphorus. The stages in the region ha".e been rallied for many years but there was a brand new headquarters hotel in Pendik which was finished just in time for the arrival of the rally teams. The new territory was not the only novelty. Although essentially a gravel rally, there was significant asphalt content. The second longest stage venue on the event was mostly asphalt, albeit lying within an otherwise gravel loop of stages. Almost half of another stage was asphalt Page 16 and the superspecial stage held in downtown Istanbul was all asphalt, and all tackled using gravel tyres. The move from the location in Antalya, on the southern coast of Anatolia, had brought a change in the FIA's definition of the event. The event was no longer classified as a "long-haul" rally, changing its championship status category for eligibility purposes but remained an event where the teams were banned from testing. The event follows no established historical pat-tern, however, having been run in previous years in this region unde.r a miscellany of different names including the Istanbul Rally and the Fiat Rally. Ford's World Rally Car entry of drivers and their cars was the same as in Jor:dan, with the addi-tion of ](en Block who drove the car he used in Mexico. Citroen started with a 14 point lead in the Makes' championship while Sebastien Loeb headed Jari_Matti Latvala in the Driv-ers' series by 25 points, a full maximum sc9re for an event. Loeb had a brand new C4 WRC (chassis 20), his first new car of the season, while the other Citroen drivers had their Jordan cars duly reprepared. This was the opening round for the 2010 Junior WRC com-petitors, back again after six months. So far 11 crews had registered for the series of whom seven contested the Rally of Tur-key. For 2010 six rounds of the WRC count for the JWRC with competitors having to compete in five. With the top two drivers from 2009 (Martin Prokop and Michal Kosciuszko) having grad-uated to driving Super 2000 cars in the SWRC, the top driver in 2010 was expected to be 27 year old Aaron Burkart. Once again Burkart drove with the Suzuki Sport Europe team which also run 17 year old Karl Kruuda. Since last year Suzuki S 1600 cars now have strengthened steering tie rods for rough gravel (after trouble in 2009 Argentina), and new suspension parts, stabilizer linkage for increased setup op-tions for asphalt. Apart from the Suzukis of Burkart and Kruuda, who won his class in Jdrdan in one of these cars. Another important S1600 entry was that for 21 year old Thierry Neuville from Belgium who has. a dual programme in 2010, a Citroen C2 S 1600 in the JWRC and a Peugeot 207 S2000 in the IRC. Super 1600 cars agai•n contest the championship alongside Group R cars, the most popular of which are again the Renault Clio R3 and the Ford Fiesta R2. Making their first appearance of the 2010 season were the five Pirelli Star Drivers, all of them born during the '80's and all already highly experienced in the sport in their own environ-ments. Two of the1 five drivers (Peter Horsey and Nick Geor-giou) have already taken the chance to go rallying privately in Evo X cars, the type which is sup-plied by Pirelli for the six event PSD programme. Georgiou fin-ished third in the PCWRC cat-egory on the Jordan Rally in this type of car. This year the PSD drivers are automatically entered in the PCWRC, with the dispen-sation of only being obliged to contest the four of the six events 1 in which the PCWRC and PSD programmes coincide. Georgiou and Hayden Paddon however had also entered two additional PCWRC events privately to en-able them to gain as much ex-perience and as many points as possible. Ralliart Italy were once again running these cars, in fact they were the same five cars as were used last year. Turkey was also the opening event in the Ford Fiesta Sport-ing Trophy international series which is open to both the old June 2010 Dennis Kuipers and Frederick Miclotte drove their Ford Fiesta S2000 to class victory and they were a wonderful ninth overall in the rally. · model Group N cars with 2-litre Duratec engines and the newer Group R2 cars with 1.6 litre Zetec engines. Among the con-tenders in Turkey was the 2007 Champion, Victor Hendriksson, in a newer car. Ranged against Hendriksson (although not reg-istered in the FSTi this year) was the 2009 Champion Craig Breen competing in an older ST Group N model, lent by the local Ford Turk~y team! The indepen-dent Ford Fiesta S2000 entry. included a brand new car (chas-sis 17) for the reigning Turkish champion Yagiz Avci, and an old favourite for the Dutchman Dennis Kuipers; the M-Sport's famous Monte Carlo winning customer car (chassis 2) which has already been rallied this year by Mikko Hirvonen, Bernardo Sousa, Xevi Pons and Federico Villagra. The entry list for the WRC event showed a ·total of 43 com-petitors with 11 World Rally Cars (nine registered champion-ship cars plus, Petter Solberg and Ken Block), seven JWRC cars, the five Pirelli Star Drivers cars and four drivers running S2000s. Among the privateers were three drivers from the Ukraine, while Kruuda had the company of two other fellow Es-tonian drivers. National drivers on the WRC event were headed· by Yagiz Avci, the youngest ever Turkish rally champion, and the popular girl driver Burcu Cetinkaya who was making her debut with the national Peugeot team in an old original proto-type 207 S2000. In addition to the WRC event there was a national championship rally for which another 30 competitors were entered, and several of Tur-key's better known drivers (for example Serkan Yazici, Ercan Kazaz, Fatih Kara, and Mehmet Besler) were active in this cat-egory. Each day of the Rally of Turkey counted as a separate round of the Turkish series. Drivers could compete in both but those who did could not use the freedom of tyres and fuel available to other national driv-ers. And as a third attraction, a selection of the stages were run by classic cars. Nine such cars were entered, including four Anadols from the mid-'70s- cars seldom seen outside Turkey. A lot of the competitive route had been used before on the Is-tanbul Rally which has counted -for both the ERC and IRC series. In 2009 one stage (Ballica, used this year on the final day) was run in both directions, and many of the same stages were used in part or in combination with other stages. This year however the route stretches further afield using stages on Day 1 to the east of Sile and on Day 2 between Omerli and the coast to the north. Turkish champion Yagiz Avci explains how he views the change of territory: "In previous years when the rally was in An-talya the stages were more twisty and tough. There were also some car breaker stages. For this year the stages have completely differ-ent characteristics. Some stages are from the IRC/ERC Istanbul Rally and they are very fast with crests but also provide good grip levels and are not car breaking. Some parts can be very slippery if it is wet, there are also many stages that are even new to us, which we will first see on the recce, but I think they will also be very fast as we can imagine the geography." The organisers inserted various speed-reducing chicanes on the stages. WRC teams said that every stage was strangely mixed in character, and some of them, particularly stages 4 and 8 were very fast. On~ particular stage (13/ 17), which at 27km was the longest of the event, was consistently rough all the way. Pirelli tyre experts reckoned that wet weather could change substantially the nature of the surfaces. Some stages were very rough. Quite a mixture. PSD driver Peter Horsey said he could not believe how similar the stages were to his native Kenya. In the end 40 cars were ad-mitted to start the WRC event. The JWRC competito r Alex Broccoli arrived late, and a cou-ple of competitors were trans-ferred to the national category. There was confusion over com-petition numbers. Later com-petitors asked that their num-bers be bunched up to disguise one of the absentees, and then Ken Block asked if his number, 12, could be changed for his favourite number 43, which the organisers allowed. In the , morning there was the usual Shakedown test ·where Loeb was quickest and his teammate Dani Sordo was next with Mikko Hirvonen third. Quickest of the PSD drivers was Ott Tanak. -But this was a day of extremes. It started with a bad reaction from the FIA. After extensive de-bates about what to do following the team order debacle in Jordan the FIA proposed reinstatement of an old rule whereby any early arrival, if perceived to be a tactic, would result in a penalty but the scheduled running order would remain. It was a sop to opinions expressed in certain quarters that the FIA was pre-Dusty Times

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') ·--·-......,, " Petter Solberg and Philip Mills get the high flying award in Turkey, they were second overall in their Citroen C4. pared to do some.thing, albeit a very small step, to stop the sport from becoming even more dif-ficult to understand, but then the FIA's lawyers ordered that such an instruction would not be lawful. The FIA were left, on around 24 hours' notice having spent a lot of time achieving nothing. So a bulletin was issued reminding competitors that the International Sporting Code article 151(c) ordered competi-tors to do nothing prejudicial to the interest of the sport. That meant nothing. Everything done in Jordan had been according to the regulations, except the y.ay that one team did not fully admit what they had been do-ing. But maybe the teams had privately been told what was to be acceptable and what was not? No, they weren't. Teams had no idea what action to take. It was a rubbish and a pathetic bulletin. And then officials were asked, at what time on Friday {16th April) would the result of the World Motor Sport Council's fax vote regarding the 2011 WRC cal-endar be released? Maybe next week, came the reply. Thursday 15th April, was not the FIA's finest day. It was such a shame, the evening before -the Pirelli Star Driver line-up for 2010 was presented, it was hard to find a more happy and determined group of young drivers. What sort of sport were they letting themselves in for? The highlight of Thursday proved to be the Ceremonial Start held in Istanbul. The tra-ditional traffic congestion how-ever meant that it was unwise to expect the rally cars to make their way from Pendik to Istan-bul and back, so the organisers arranged an official ferry trip cross the Bosphorus and back to the rally base along the Marmara Sea, with all the cars on the main deck and all the rally peo-ple together in the upper decks. The start location was of truly historic and sporting propor-tions. Held at the Sultanahmet Square, where nearly 2000 years ago it was a hippodrome devel-oped by the Romans as a course for chariot racing, just like the Jerash stadium used at the previ-ous round in Jordan! Nowadays it is a spectacular down town park, though the remains of the partially excavated hippodrome course are buried some two me-tres beneath the surface. It was a spectacular start to an event that promised to be full of interest. The return boat journey after dark was indeed a trip to remem-ber. A beautiful extreme. Day 1 - 8 Stages -Gravel -96.22kms Whatever were the uncertain-ties behind the scene, the Rally of Turkey started off with a bril-liant battle for the lead. After each of the first three stages there was a different leader. The surfaces really did not fa-vour nor hinder the running orders, tactics were to be a far-away nightmare. Petter Solberg jumped immediately in to the lead despite hitting a bridge on stage one, which persuaded him to drive more cautiously on stage two. Mikko Hirvonen took over the lead after stage two while Sebastien Ogier went ahead after stage three. There were rocks aplenty on the surfaces of the stages, the quantity of which was increased after first on the road Sebastien Loeb had cut a few corners. Jari-Matti Latvala slid a little wide on stage three and dropped a few seconds. Hirvonen was driving carefully, aware that errors especially over the flat out crests on the fast stage four could have very dam-aging consequences. On the very first stage Henning Solberg and Ken Block both went missing, each clipped the same road-side tree stump and came to a halt further down the road with dam-aged steering arms. The afternoon stages were a repeat of the morning's loop plus a superspecial on asphalt Kimi Raikkonen and Kaj Lindstrom drove their Citroen C4 to a fifth place overall finish in the Rally of Turkey. ground at Kadikoy, in the out-skirts of Istanbul. Since the first pass over the stages the na-tional category cars had passed through the stages. As the WRC competitors headed off Loeb was still running first car on the road and suddenly found he was suffering badly for this. He was fifth or sixth fastest on every stage in the afternoon. Going well in the lead was Se-bastien Ogier. Citroen Junior team manager Benoit Nogier said he was going better than ever, even though his lead at the critical moment at the end of stage eight, when the start order was defined for Day 2, was only 2.8 seconds. Dani Sordo was second, in front of Hirvonen and Petter Solberg, while Loeb was struggling to hold on to fifth place. Matthew Wilson hit a rock and damaged his steering which let Kimi Raikkonen get ahead in to eighth place. Battle was joined in the JWRC between Aaron Burkart and the initial leader Kevin Abbring. Burkart found the greater structural strength of his S 1600 Suzuki made him faster but admitted that Abbring's R3 Renault had the advantage on faster roads. On stage two Kruuda went off the road in his Suzuki. Abbring had brake trouble and he blanked off the rear brakes and this dropped him from the lead to third place after stage four. Thierry Neuville was gradually learning gravel road sport (he had only rallied once before on gravel) and by midday had risen up to second. In fourth place was Alex Broc-coli who had problems with his suspension set-up, ahead of Todor Slalov who had no clutch. Harry Hunt was quickly discovering the challenges of the world championship. During the afternoon loop Burkart kept the lead in the JWRC, despite a couple of punctures. Mechanics replaced the front right suspen-sion on Kruuda's Suzuki. Neu-ville was having a sensible drive in second, while Abbring had the brake caliper changed and was close behind in third. Slalov continued with clutch trouble but then found he was losing engine oil. Slavov missed the superspecial because his sump was cracked. He had this and the troublesome clutch changed overnight, The biggest dramas however were in Group N. Pirelli Star Driver Ott Tanak jumped into the lead of the category but where were his PSD colleagues? Nick Georgiou stopped on the road section out to the first stage when the power steering pulley bearing failed. On stage two Hayden Paddon went off the road at a speed-reducing chicane which he had not been anticipating -and there were no spectators to help him on his way. Alex Raschi was stuck off the road near the end of stage two while Peter Horsey crashed heavily on stage two and his car caught fire. The stage was blocked as a result. By the end of stage two Tanak was the only PSD driver still running! He had a clear run in the afternoon, and continued to lead Group N but it was discovered that Horsey's car was completely destroyed. The mood in the service park was strangely happy all round. There were no tacti-cal games to be played even if the teams had needed to. The second day was going to be even more uncertain than ever. Nogier again, "There are three major uncertainties. The effect of the asphalt parts of the stages and how that would affect the running order, the condition of the stages (whether it would rain overnight) when the asphalt stretches would demand the suspension be softer and then the long stage 13/17 which even the top teams considered to be horrendously damaging. Over at Ford, Malcolm Wilson was unusually happy. "Mikko is back on form, Jari-Matti is covering him nicely. The rally however hasn't started, it will be quite different tomorrow. A lot will hang on stages 13/17." Was Loeb playing clever or what? "I just didn't have the grip I had expected," he said. Malcolm Wilson wondered if the national q1rs had completely upset the predictable lines. Petter Solberg was also really happy, fourth place and only 18 seconds be-hind the leaders. The top six places were only separated by 26.1 seconds. Anything could happen. Day 2 - 4 Stages -Gravel -80.30kms An amazing battle was devel-oping. Loeb hoped that his grip problem would go away while Ogier was amazed at the chance of leading the rally. Latvala not-ed happily that it was dry "I would hate to drive those asphalt stretches of road on gravel tyres if it was wet!." Hirvonen noted that anyone in the top ten of the rally could easily be the eventual winner. The four stages, done twice, provided all the variety one could wish for -and some the crews would not. At the end of the first loop only 4.3 seconds separated second from fifth place, but still Ogier was in front by 10.9 seconds. But what a morning it had been. It started to rain when the crews came to tackle the asphalt parts of the stages. "It was just like ice", said Hirvonen. The first major crisis came when crews found, with no warning, that the organisers had been regrading the roads after the recce was over. Sordo: "There were suddenly rocks where we never expected them. Some were taken away and put elsewhere. And they erected barriers at the water crossing on exactly the line we had planned to take." Hirvonen was furious. "This was completely unaccept-able. We were going out and had no warning of what had happened." Loeb was just as angry. "It was unbelievable that the stage could be changed like that. Suddenly the bends had changed." First big shock was when Latvala went off the road shortly after the start of stage ten, the first stage. Codriver Miikka Anttila explained, "We made a mistake in our notes. The car slid towards the outside of the bend, it seemed we had got away with it, but then we touched a bank which swung the rear of the car round into the bank and it rolled. This car seems to like being upside down. It was our Portugal car from last year!" Latvala dropped from a supportive sixth place down to 15th. Henning Solberg restarted c,ntinut4 '" ,.,. 18 Henning Solberg and Ilka Minor had a looong rally in Turkey, they Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen flew their Ford Focus RS to a Dani Sardo and Marc Marti went off the road and damaged their finished 25'" overall, they're seen here in their Ford Focus RS. third place finish in Turkey, they ran in the top five most of the rally. suspension too badly to continue, seen here at high speed. Dusty Times June 2010 Page 17 • 4

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Federico Villagra and Jose Diaz drove their Ford Focus RS to a sixth Kevin Abbring and Erwin Mombearts had lots of trouble on the rally, Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila rolled their Ford Focus RS but place overall in the Rally Turkey, here at very high speed. as seen here. They finished third in JWRC and were 15'• overall. still managed an eighth overall finish in Turkey. . but then had a spin in stage 11, then in the long rough stage 13 he punctured and had to stop to change the wheel. Through all the carnage came Petter Solberg who made fastest time on stage 13 and jumped up to second. There was a big debate about the tyres. The two Citroen Total drivers chose to fit worn tyres, so that they would have better handling on the asphalt, even though Pirelli suggested they should run new ones. Sordo cut a tyre on a rock, which then caused a part of the tread to fly off.. Solberg and the Fords all used new tyres. Through all this Raikkonen crept upwards despite a spin and a stalled en-gine, and was lying sixth at the midday service. Like Henning Solberg, Ken Block was back in action but the American went off for a while, and was then bemused at how the car handled on the rocks in stage 13, "I re-ally thought I had punctured the tyres!" Matthew Wilson had a puncture on stage 11 and then spun and stalled on stage 13. The dream ended on stage 15. All the cars went out for the second loop on new tyres, but even so Ogier had his front left tyre explode on a sixth gear right hand bend and he went straight off the road. When the car final-ly came to rest the driver got out, found the car had the front bum-per jammed underneath and the only way he could continue the final kilometre or so of the stage was to put another tyre on the car. All this cost him three minutes or so, and he dropped down to fifth overall. Loeb went into the lead and Petter Solberg found himself in secc_md place, just 1.1 seconds ahead of Mikko Hirvonen at the end of the day. Hirvonen meanwhile had his own discomfort. A rock punched a large hole under the car and quantities of mud and dust were scooped into the car. Codriver J armo Lehtinen found himself gasping for breath as he read the notes and had to drink some wa-ter before he regained his voice. Otherwise the event was settling down. Petter Solberg had a punc-ture near the end of stage 15 and Raikkonen had a puncture on stage 17, as did Henning Solberg and Wilson. In the JWRC, apart it seemed from Burkart, there had been a a plethora of punctures in the morning. Abbring had two, and also had the engine suddenly stop and after a minute it re-turned to life again, "I had that problem last year in Ireland, it was just the same!" Although several of the Super 2000 cars took turns in scoring best Group N times, Tanak continued to impress, holding a handsome Dusty Times lead in Group N despite shock absorber problems. In the af-ternoon Abbring had his car stop again, this time for eight minutes before being able to continue. Among the other PSD brigade Rasch"i had rear suspen-sion failure on stage 13 and Pad-don was driving in the dust of a slower Renault Clio. In the after-noon Tanak continued to drive cautiously, Paddon had a rock bend a rim which jammed the brake caliper and Broccoli had two punctures. Kruuda stopped for a second time, this time with a broken driveshaft. The final day beckoned. Fast and rough stages were to be expected, but probably running order would again not be so critical. Loeb looked safe with his lead of 16.2 seconds but Hirvonen was hard on his tail. Day 3 - 4 Stages -Gravel -76.52kms Overnight rain played havoc in the hills. Gravel roads turned into quagmires and it was impos-sible to run the first two stages of the first three stage loop. Remaining was the Ballica stage which was quite extraordinary. The stage was almost as fast as stage four, on the first day, but with a constant series of blind crests. Petter Solberg said · "Crazy. We were often off the ground for two or three sec-onds." Sebastien Loeb said that on two occasions they went fly-ing through the air without any warning. Jari-Matti Latvala said for half the stage all you could see through the windscreen was the sky. Two big stories on the first loop, Hirvonen slid into a bank, punctured and this caused body damaged which allowed more dust and mud to enter the car. This dropped him down to fourth and provided Citroen with another 1-2-3 domination. Then Ott Tanak, lying ninth overall in his PSD Mitsubishi, misjudged a fast right over a blind crest and rolled heavily off the road. "Unhappily we only have one spare car", said Ralliart Italy's chief Mario Stagni. This then let Dennis Kuipers, in M Sport's rental Super 2000 into the Group N lead, promising yet another success for the car which had already been so suc-cessful for Mikko Hirvonen and twice for Xevi Pons. Of the five PSD drivers, only Nick Geor-giou had not been off the road. Best PSD was eventually Hayden Paddon. · The rally was still not fin-ished. The two abandoned stages were to be run on the second loop and it was here that Dani Sordo, lying in third place, went off the road and damaged his suspension too badly to contin-ue. Sordo was unlucky. All three cars in front of him on the road hit the same tree stump, without trouble. He could see the place was tricky but still hit the stump-at 25kph, and a suspension unit snapped. The car was stranded at the side of the track. Along came fellow Citroen driver Se-bastien Ogier and he smashed ·into Sordo's car and damaged another of Sordo's wheels -but he managed to carry on. Three or four more cars hit Sordo's Citroen before the organisers fi-nally stopped the stage .. Sordo's retirement saw Hirvonen secure third place, second 'in the points for the Makes' championship. Latvala climbed up nine places in six stages and finished eighth overall, seventh in the points' league table. Cautious smiles were noted at last in the Ford service area. Villagra and Wil-son finished seventh and eighth overall but the final drama of the event came when Henning Solberg stopped to change a flat tyre. He dropped well down but continued to finish on what had been a bad rally for him. In the JWRC Aaron Burkart was cruising to the finish but two stages from the end the Su-zuki's power steering failed, but eventually he came home com-fortably ahead of the Renaults of Broccoli, Abbring and Slavov behind him. Sebastien Loeb and Citroen gained their third successive win of the 2010 season, and al-though Loeb extended his lead in the Drivers' series Citroen Total were essentially still hold-ing station ahead of BP Ford in the Makes' standings. Citroen Junior Team scored the most points in Turkey, 27 in all from Ogier's and Raikkonen's third and fourth positions in the cat-egory. For Petter Solberg two sec-ond and one third place finishes so far this year saw him lying second in the Drivers' cham-pionship, the highest position he's held in the series for five years! Was it really conceivable that he might actually be win-ning again sometime soon ... ? "If everything is absolutely right!" Petter beemed. t.nJ2C: 9th Rally of Turkey (TR) Pendik 16/ 18.04.2010 WCR round 4, JWRC round l WCR points WCRWCDJC I (I) Sebastien LOEB/ Daniel Elena F/MC Citroen C4 WRC AL791AR (F) 3h.Olm.38.7s. 25 25 -2 (11) Petter Solberg/Philip Mills N/ GB Citroen C4 WRC AP607 AM (F) 3h.02m.33.2s. -18 -3 (3) Mikko HIRVONEN/ Jarmo Lehtinen FIN Ford Focus RS WRC BK08LCW (GB) 18 15 -4 (7) Sebastien OGIER/Julien Ingrassia F Citroen C4 WRC AJ557NM (F) 3h.05m.24. 7s. 15 12 -5 (8) Kimi RAIKKONEN/Kai Lindstrom FIN Citroen C4 WRC AJ701NM (F) 3h.08m.23.0s. 12 10 -6 (9) Federico VILLAGRA/Jose Diaz RA Ford Focus RS WRC EU07SUF (GB) 3h.09m,35.4s. 10 8 -7 (5) Matthew WILSON/ Scott Martin GB Ford Focus RS WRC PX08AXC (GB) 3h.10m.08.5s. 8 6 -8 (4) Jari-Matti LATVALA/Miikka Anttila FIN Ford Focus RS WRC PX08AXD (GB) 3h.2lm.22.9s. 6 4 -9 (56) Dennis Kuipers/ Frederic Miclotte NL/B Ford Fiesta SZOOO N MM590RT (GB) 3h.25m.00.9s. * • 2 • 10 (21) Aaron Burkart/ Andre Kachel D Suzuki Swift S 1600 JWRC KIH354 (H) 3h.28m.43.4s. - I 25 11 (27) Alex Broccoli/ Angela Forina RSWI Renault Clio R3 JWRC DJ644AF (I) --18 15 (22) Kevin Abbring/Erwin Mombaerts NL/B Renault Clio R3 JWRC 62-SN-VX (NL) • -15 16 (26) Todor Slavov/Dobromir Filipov BG Renault Clio R3 JWRC B4333KP (BG) 3h.43m.38.3s.(l) • • 12 18 (28) Harry Hunt/Sebastian Marshall GB Ford Fiesta RZ JWRC PX59ANR (GB) 3h.47m.24.3s. --10 24 (43) Ken Block/ Alex Gelsomino USA/I Ford Focus RS WRC AG57CKA (GB) 3h.57m.27.2s.(9) - --25 (6) Henning SOLBERG/Ilka Minor N/ A Ford Focus RS WRC EU07SSZ (GB) 3h.57m.42.3s. 4 - -26 (38) Hayden Paddon/John Kennard NZ Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X N* DS705PC (1) • • • 27 (39) Alex RaschVRudy Pollet RSWI Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X N* DS703PC (1) 4h.P7m.23.4s.(8) ---29 (36) Nick Georgiou/Joseph Matar GB/RL Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X N* DS701PC (1) 4h.17m.00.6s.(9) • • • 31 (30) Karl Kruuda/Martin Jarveoja EE Suzuki Swift S1600 JWRC KIH353 (EE) 4h.25m.43.5s.(10) • • 8 40 (7 JWRC) starters. 32 (6 JWRC) finishers. MANUFACTURERS' REGISTERED DRIVER. +Group N winner. *Pirelli Star D,iver. (Missed stages or road sections) Winner's average speed over stages 105.95kph. LEADING RETIREMENTS LAST STAGE COMPLETED (2) Dani SORDO/Marc Marti E Citroen C4 WRC AJ l lOZN (F) suspension 20 (29) Thlerry Neuville/Nicolas Klinger B/F Citroen CZ S 1600 JWRC 58052574 (F) differential 9 (37) Peter Horsey/Moses Matovu EAK/EAU Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X N* DS704PC (1) accident 1 (40) Ott Tanak/Kuldar Sikk EE Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X N* DS704PC (1) accident RALLY LEADERS P.Solberg stage 1, Hirvonen 2, Ogier 3-14, Loeb 15-23. JWRC LEADERS Abbring stages 1-3, Burkart 4-23. The Route Special Stages Total Distance Crews Restarting Day 1 Pendik (Friday 0800)-8 gravel- 96.22km 431.81km {1-9) Pendik - Kadikoy - r asphalt-2.ZOkm Pendik (Friday 2220) Day 2 Pendik (Saturday 0857) - 4 gravel-80.30km 389. 72km 37 (10-17) Pendik- 2 asphalt-36.34km Pendik (Saturday 1943) 2 mixed-29.18km Day 3 Pendik (Sunday 0757) - 4 gravel-76.52km 282.62km 35 (20-23) Pend& -Pendik (Sunday 1611) 21 stages-320.76km 1104.15km Stages 18 and 19 cancelled: stage conditions after rain overnight. Ceremonial Start at Ayasofa {Istanbul) on Thursday at 1730. Weather: normally dry. Mixed hot + cool. No stages in darkness. Leading Special Stages positions I 2 3 4 5 6 Loeb 7 3 3 2 4 2 Ogier 5 6 3 2 2 2 P.Solberg 5 4 4 3 3 1 Hirvonen 3 4 2 3 5 2 Sordo l 2 7 3 3 2 Latvala - 2 2 7 3 3 H.Solberg -- - l - 3 Raikkonen -- -- I 2 Block -- --- 3 JWRC Burkart won 9 stages, Abbring 8, Neuville 3, Slavov & Broccoli 1 each. Positions in World Cl-iampionship for Rallies (WCR): Citroen Total WRT 126 points, BP Ford Abu Dhabi WRT 111, Citroen Junior Team 75, Stobart M-Sport Ford RT 56, Munchi's Ford WRT 26. Leading positions in World Championship for Drivers (WCD): Loeb 93 points, P.Solberg 53, Hirvonen 52, Latvala 47, Ogier 45, Sordo 24, Wilson 22, Villagra 20, H.Solberg 18, Raikkonen 14, etc. . Junior WRC OWRC) Round 1/6: Burkart 25 points, Broccoli 18, Abbring 15, Slavov 12, Hunt 10, Kruucle. 8. June 2010 Page 18

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AT SURPRISE, AZ Huseman Takes Pro 4 Both Days By Homer Eubanks Photos: Trackside Photo Rick Huseman took the Pro 4 Unlimited race both days, Rick is seen here at full tilt in his Toyota, he beat 12 others for the gold medals. Rounds three and four of the Lucas Off Road Racing Series was held April 16-17 at Speed-world Offroad Park in Surprise, AZ. The event proved rewarding for four individual drivers as they had repeat class wins. Rick Huseman dominated in Pro 4 Unlimited, Super Lite master was Chad Geroge, Mitchell De-jongand was the stand out in the Modified Kart class and Brock Heger took repeats in the Kart Jr 1 division. If you have never been to Speedworld let me tell you the track is 1.1 miles long and is basi-cally double kidney shaped. The action down the front straight includes a drop out just before turn one. Exiting turn one is a small jump, then the action goes left around a soft sweeper then another short jump drops the action into a right hand turn three. Coming out of three is a steep climb getting contestants airborne again and once back to mother earth they are greeted with a rough mogul section. Turn four is a sharp right hander (this corner saw a lot of action) that is also banked allowing some to power slide around it. Another drop out jump is put in just before the high-banked left hander of turn five. Exiting five is a large jump giving plenty of air-time before powering down the back stretch and sweeping a wide turn six that brings the ac-tion back down the front again. Viewing the action is pretty good but could have been better had turn two been the high banked turn rather than turn five which blocks the view from the grand-stand of turn two. Oh yeah, I'm not asked to give my opinion. I'm merely an ob-server, so this is what I observed: Pro 2 Carl Renezeder set fast time over the other 22 Pro 2 qualifiers on Friday besting Rob MacCa-chren by 0.847 seconds and only 0.043 sec-onds separated MacCa-chren and third qualifier Jeremy McGrath. Due to the inversion at Saturday's event fourth place qualifier Greg Adler sat on the pole with McGrath outside. Mac-Cachren and Renezeder shared the second row. Points leader Ricky Johnson was outside of the fourth row. Chad George took the Super Lite race win both days in Arizona, he's seen here at hard right rudder on his way to the flag. In the Kan Jr1 races it was Brock Heger taking the gold medal both days, Brock is seen here in perfectly level flight. When the green came out it was McGrath taking the lead with Renezeder trailing. Third place was Adler, then MacCa-chren, and then Rodrigo Ampu-dia. Renezeder held the power on over the back stretch jump edging out McGrath. The pack of 22 racecars settled in for four laps until Jesse Jones straddled a guardrail bringing out a full course yellow. While the tow trucks worked, Rob Naughton dove into the pits for a right r_ear tire. When they went back green McGrath made an attempt in turn six but Renezeder held the lead and was able to pull a couple of lengths from McGrath. Mac-Cachren moved into third and Ampudia had got around Adler. Adler got loose in turn four allowing Rick Johnson to pull alongside and the two bounced off one another until Johnson made it stick two turns later. When tht; mandatory yel-low came out, the front-runner& were; Renezeder, McGrath, Mac-Cachren and Ampudia. On the start Adler had vision problems as his hood flopped in his face. Rick J0hnson looked to be pass-ing after turn one when his en-gine turned off. He dropped to the back of the pack but was able to get it running. Eliott Watson won the silver medal in the Kan Jr. 1 race on Saturday, Max Ries took second place honors on S{Jturday in the Kan Jr. 2 race Brandon Vermillion took a second place finish in the Saturday Modified Eliott was the founh place finisher in the Sunday race. on Saturday, he duplicated the effon in the Sunday race. Kan action, on Sunday he was relegated to a 10th place finish. In Pro 2 Unlimited on Saturday it was Jeremy McGrath finishing Ricky James collected the silver medal on Saturday in the Super Cole Mamer collected a couple of third place finishes in the Kan Jr1 second, Jeremy was way back in 17th spot in the Sunday race. Light race on Saturday, Ricky finished 12th in the Sunday bash. events, Cole is seen here nicely airborne. Page 20 June 2010 Dusty Times

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Mitchell Dejong was the big winner in the.Kart Modified races, Mitch is seen here on his way to the checkered flag. Once the dust had settled the race could be summed up as a follow the leader. Renezeder took the checkers with McGrath second and MacCachren third. Rob MacCachren set fast time Sunday over Jeremy McGrath and these two were inverted to row three for the start. Up front was Greg Adler inside of Rodrigo Ampudia. Robby Woods and Carl Renezeder made up row two. Ampudia used the outside of turn one to take the lead with Adler, Renezeder and MacCa-chren very close by. Renezeder moved past Adler on lap two and quickly let Ampudia know he ·wanted the lead but Ampudia held on. Behind those two Adler had his hands full with MacCachren challenging his every move. When MacCachren came around the thought was, "where's Adler?" Then a caution came out as the crowd noticed Adler who had gone through the guardrail in turn three. On the restart Ampudia drift-ed a little wide in turn four and both Renezeder and Mac-Cachren tucked inside. Mac-Cachren found a little more traction than Renezeder taking the lead. Just as race momentum was getting up to speed Robby Woods barrel rolled after turn four bringing out another yellow. On the restart it turned out that Ampudia had broke his rear suspension and was now limp-ing around course for points. MacCachren was the leader with Renezeder second and Jeff Ward was holding third. Rick Johnson and Michael Johnson got togeth-er in turn three over the fourth spot and it was a couple of turns later before Rick finally got the position. The race order stayed the same for the next couple of laps and then a red flag was brought out as Jeff Geiser's truck had caught fire in turn two. Once it was determined all was OK the restart had MacCachren out front, Renezeder second ahead of Ward and Rick Johnson fourth. A couple of laps later Johnson appeared to set up on Ward by going wide in turn four, but Ward drifted out and Johnson's right front caught Ward's left rear bumper, not enough to spin Ward out but enough to upset his drive allowing Johnson to get around Ward for third. Shortly after Bryce Menzies, who also benefited from Ward's mishap, pressured Rick Johnson. After all the restarts it was Rob MacCachren winning a close battle over Carl Renezeder. Rick Johnson was a distant third and Dusty Times Bryce Menzies finished fourth. Pro 4 On Saturday Kyle LeDuc; came to the Pro 4 Unlimited line up hoping his fast qualify-ing time of 55.127 seconds over Rick Huseman (55.458) would hold true during the race. With both setting on the fourth row each were reminded they had the other 10 drivers to also contend with. The green flag saw pole setter Kent Brascho take the early lead with Johnny Greaves zipping up from his third row starting spot into second. Greaves found an Eddie Tafoya took the Kart Jr2 win on Saturday but Eddie finished a lap down in the Sunday race at Speedworld. opening inside of Brascho on the third lap and quickly put a five second lead on the field. Kyle LeDuc had settled into third until he and Carl Renezeder got into each other causing LeDuc to spin off track. A couple of turns later Renezeder out jumped Bra-scho over the back stretch jump for the second spot. Kyle LeDuc had got back in the battle and when Brascho spun out in turn four LeDuc found himself in third. Greaves was running with a 10-second lead when the man-datory yellow brought everyone back to ether. June 2010 As the race went green Greaves suffered a right rear flat handing Renezeder the lead. Kyle LeDuc couldn't hold off a hard charging Huseman through the mogul section and as the two pulled up on Renezeder, Huse-man and LeDuc both got by in turn five dropping Renezeder to third. Things got scary for Huse-man with only a couple of laps to go when he came over the back-stretch jump and landed with the nose of his truck on the back of Eric Barron's truck. The hit proved superficial and Huseman went on to win with K le LeDuc second, Carl Renezeder third and Curt LeDuc fourth. Huseman came back on Sun-day's qualifying and set fast time again, this time with Johnny Greaves qualifying second. Kyle LeDuc qualified fifth but with the inversion he sat outside of Adrian Cenni on row one. Huse-man sat on row three and third fast qualifier Michael Johnson .was outside on row two. Kyle LeDuc got the jump on Cenni at the start and Cenni had last year's champ Carl Renezeder pressuring him. A couple of laps later Cenni spun out on turn two allowing Renezeder to take the second spot. Renezeder had Greaves hot for his position and this battle allowed the leader to gain some breathing room. While these two focused on each other Huseman had moved up on Greaves back door and when the three exited turn five it was Huseman taking the inside line for second. LeDuc and Huseman were spaced from the battle in thira between Greaves and Rene-zeder and just before the man-datory yellow came out it was Renezeder taking the third spot. On the restart Kyle LeDuc rolled in turn two handing the lead to Huseman. Renezeder shortly after showed up alongside Continued on pa e 22 Page 21

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Sheldon Creed took third place honors in Kart Jr 2 in Arizona, Sheldon Ricky Johnson is a bit battered as he claimed a third place finish on Carl Renezeder was third in the Saturday Pro 4 Unlimited race, he finished fifth in the Sunday race. Sunday in Pro 2 Unlimited, he was seventh in the Saturday race. finished in the second spot in the Sunday race. Huseman and was able to out distance Huseman over the back stretch jump for the lead. Adrian cenni and Michael Johnson were going at each other for the third spot. After leading a couple of laps Renezeder got up on two wheels in turn six and Huseman later stated he just said, "Thank you" as he drove around for the lead and eventual win. At the finish line Huseman had a four second lead over the quick recovering Renezeder and Michael Johnson took third with Curt LeDuc once again crossing oyer fourth. Super Buggy • The open wheeled Super Bug-gy class brought out 17 competi-tors with Chuck Cheek on the pole and Joe Masek outside. Fast-est qualifier Mike Dondel was outside of row three with Mike Porter (second fastest) inside. Joe Masek juplped out front on the start with Cheek sec-ond. A three car pile up in turn Page 22 Rob MacCachren took the Pro 2 Unlimited race win on Sunday after a third place finish in the Saturday event. four spread the pack out some. Cheek came around for lap two in charge but went wide in turn four and Masek took over the lead, with Doug Fortin second, then Cheek. A couple of laps later Dondel moved into third then on the following lap began pressuring Masek for the lead un-til making it stick by going inside of Masek in turn five. After the mandatory yellow. restart Cheek was able to briefly take over the lead but Dondel re-June 2010 It was a great win in the Pro Lite Unlimited race on Saturday for Brian Deegan, Brian finished second in the Sunday event. took the spot in turn four. These -two went after each other hot and heavy for a couple of laps but Dondel held tight. While these two were battling Bobby Pecoy was making his way though traffic and slipped into third. With only two laps to go Dondel had shook loose from Cheek and appeared headed for victory but rolled. in turn six just before the white flag came out. Cheek inherited the win with Pecoy second and Rich Ronco third. When they came out for Sunday's event Jerry Whelchel sat on the pole with Mike Halliday out-· side. When the race started it was third row starter Mike Dondel shooting to the front. Dondel was followed by Whelchel then Halliday. The following lap Doug Fortin (second quick-est qualifier) moved into thfrd and shortly after Halliday missed turn four and ran over the berm giv-ing fourth to Cody Freeman. Dondel was able to pull from the pack and left the battle for sec-ond between Whelchel and For-tin. Just after the restart yellow Whelchel pulled into the pits and Cameron Steele took over the third spot. From then on out the race became a follow the leader to the checkers. Dondel took the win with Doug Fortin second ahead of Cody Freeman. Pro Lite With 18 Pro Lite Unlimited trucks pushing 300 HP on course, fans knew they were· in for ·some exciting action. To get things go-ing Marty Hart set fast time with Brian Deegan second quickest. The inversion put the two fast qualifiers on row three to start Saturday's event. Once underway the racers seemed to settle in until Matt Loidice rolled in turn four. Then Casey Currie held the front spot with Jimmy Stephensen second. Brian Deegan was a close third and when Stephensen went wide in turn four Deegan took his position. Currie, Deegan and Marty Hart were the front three runners. A couple of laps later Deegan found an open spot in-side turn four for the lead. A lap later Hart found the same opening in turn four and took second place from Currie. Hart's position changed shortly after as he went off track, dropping him to fourth as Rodrigo Ampudia Continued on page 24 Matt Loiodice was the third place finisher on Saturday in Pro Lite Unlimited, Matt finished fifth in the Sunday affair. Dusty Times.

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Rich Ronco was the third place finisher on Saturday in the Pro Buggy Jacob Person finished third in Super Lite on Saturday, Jacob was Jack Yeiser finished fifth in Kart Jr 1 on Saturday, Jack took the silver Unlimited fracas, Rich finished sixth on Sunday in his Tatum. the fifth place finisher in the Sunday event. medal in the Sunday event and set fast time as well. drove past. The officials must not have liked Harts last pass as he was sent to the penalty box. To add to the confusion the race was stopped as Aaron Daugherty took a hard barrel roll coming out of turn four. On the restart Deegan held the lead with Cur-rie second and Ampudia third. Ampudia took second from Cur-rie a couple of laps later. Out front Deegan had gained some breathing room while Ampudia · had to hold off Hart for this second spot until the two exited turn six and Hart got a better hook up, moving him to second. At the checkers it was Brian Deegan crossing first with Hart second (amazing since he had been in the penalty box earlier) and Matt Loidice third. Missing the box was Chris Brandt: Sunday's event had Hart again setting fast time. This time it was Rodrigo Ampudia that was sec-ond fastest. They were rewarded with the row three grid. Up front it was Adam Wik on the pole and Matt Loidice outside. At the green Loidice jumped to the front with row two starter Brain Deegan second and Ampu-dia settled into third. A couple of laps later Marty Hart moved into fourth but then disappeared -when he did appear his truck was on fire ending his day. On the restart Deegan worked his way to the front and was able to pull a few lengths ahead of Loidice, who was busy with Chris Brandt. Brandt later pulled off a block pass in turn four to take second. Another caution came out as Anthony Verdone got up on his side in turn four. Of the 17 starters there were 13 on the restart and Deegan was Continued on page 27 Bradley Morris finished 15th in Modified Kart on Saturday, he came Michael Johnson was a dnf in the Saturday Pro 4 Unlimited race, Chris Brandt finished 4th on Saturday in Pro Lite Unlimited, in the Sunday race Chris took a really great win, seen here nicely airborne. back on Sunday to take home the silver medal fort the race. he raced to a third place finish in the Sunday event. Page 24 June 2010 TTBEAOLOCK SIMULATED B.L.. VW BEAOLOCK Dusty Times

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''If you can't stand the heat ••••• get out of the kitchen'' and •.••.••.••.••.••.••.•.• GO NIGHT RACING!!! PRESENT THE KC HiLiTES Midnigbt Special !ic~tAPMY ERA - ~ Way Cooler! Way Better! Way Darker! Dusty Times June 2010 Page 25

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I I Chuck Cheek took the win in the Pro Buggy Unlimited race on Saturday, Chuck was a long 12th place finisher in the Sunday fracas. In Pro 4 Unlimited it was Kyle LeDuc taking the second spot on Saturday, Kyle was well back in eighth place in the Sunday event. still in command with Brandt Colton Greaves third. The ac-second and Wik third. With a tion didn't last long as Luke couple of laps to go the front Johnson rolled at the begin-two were at times side by side ning of lap two· in front of the throughout most of the laps. grandstands. This caused a re-Then on the last lap, last cor-start where fast qualifier Person ner, Brandt's right front just again took the lead. Person had touched Deegan's left rear caus-some serious threat from Chad ing Deegan to drift out and George and this went on until Brandt cut inside for the win. the mandatory yellow. On the Adam Wik held off Rodrigo Am-restart Person got loose in turn pudia for third. four allowing Colton Greaves On the podium Deegan says to take over the lead. Greaves, he is learning from more expe- was being pressured by George, rfenced drivers and maybe he and this went on for a couple of can use a move or two that he laps before Greaves rolled out of learned later. contention on the last lap. Chad Super Lite George then inherited the lead Of the Super Lite 13 starters with Ricky James taking second it was Jacob Person taking the and Jacob Person third. Missing Bobby Pecoy took second place on Saturday in the Unlimited Pro Buggy event on early lead with Chad George the podium was Chad Leising. r_S:a:tu:":d:ay,~,:B:o:b:b:'.:y:f.:in:is:h:e:d:f.:irs:t:o:f,:f:th:e='.p~o=d:i:um::o:n:S:u:n:;;d;a~y=. ::::::;=-,-----a close second and pole setter The final race of the two-day Mike Dondel finished 13th in the Saturday Pro Buggy Unlimited race, Mike took the gold medal in the Sunday race. .------------------------, event was the Super Lites. This time out .., Colton Greaves was 12th, a lap down in the Saturday race, he came back on Sunday with a second place finish in Super Lite. it was Ricky James that had set fast time being 1.385 seconds faster than Chad George. With the in-version these two sat in row three on the start. Up front were Dawson Kirchner and Colton Greaves. It was Greaves using his front row spot that took the early lead. Behind him were Jacob Person and Kirchner. Kirch-ner had pressure from Ricky James the first two laps before James was able to out power him down the front straight. The next lap James moved into second by going inside of Person in turn four. Having everything hooked up James closed up on the Greaves but got up on two wheels in turn four and after that James dropped out of the race after five laps. At the mid race caution Greaves still controlled the race with Person second and George was third. Once racing again George· held the power down through the mogul section to get inside of Person for second. George worked his way up to shadow Greaves and just be-fore the white flag came out George took the lead exiting turn six. George held on to make it a double win weekend. Colton Greaves held on for second and Chad Leising finished out the podium. Missing the podium was Brandon Ward. Limited Buggy Saturday's Limited Buggy bat-tle was 21 cars strong. The day before Justin Smith had set fast time with Dave Mason second. These two made up row two behind Kyle Quinn and Quentin Tucker. Once the green came out it was Tucker getting the jump until turn three when Quinn pushed his way to the front. Quinn enjoyed the lead for a few laps until John Fitzgerald came powering through the pack and took advantage of Quinn's spin-ning out for the lead. Fitzgerald quickly pulled some breathing room between himself and sec-ond place Tucker. Fitzgerald's aggressive move caught the atten-tion of the Lucas officials and . he was black flagged to the back of the pack. This put Tucker out front with Bruce Fraley and Justin Smith dogging his every move. Tucker gave them some hope as he got up on two wheels in turn four but he was able to regain control and go on for the win. Smith was second and Fraley finished third. Continued on page 46 Trenton Briley finished fifth in Modified Kart in the Saturday race, he Adam Wik takes to the air in the Pro Lite Unlimited class, Adam Chad Leising finished first off the podium on Saturday in the Super · · · h in h n h Z finished 14th on Saturday, took a third place finish in the Sunday race. Lite event, Chad took the bronze medal in the Sunday race. Carl Renezeder won the Pro 2 Unlimited race on Saturday and he Paige Porter finished sixth in the Saturday Kart Jr 2 event, Paige took Cody Freeman finished in 12th place in the Saturday race, Cody rebounded finished in second place in the Sunday race. a nice third place finish in the Sunday event. on Sunday to take a decent third place finish in Pro Buggy Unlimited. Dusty Times June 2010 Page 27

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llll.4j, .MOJAVE 250 Bilek Overall By Steve Ruddick Photos: Trackside Photo It was a fun race for Mike Bilek, he took the Class 1 win with ease and he was the overall race winner as well. I'm back in beautiful Barstow for the MDR Mojave 250. Its Course B - 26.4 miles, fifteen major course changes on the GPS, small hills, big hills, sand wash crossings, drop offs, six road crossings (RX), two check points (CK), and your usual assort-ment of other desert obstacles in between. Thirty-five entries signed up to start in eleven Classes.Twenty-nine racers lined up to see the green flag and 22 went on to see the check-ered flag at the Finish Line. Classes 1, 5, 900, 12 unlimited, 1600 and 3000 raced for nine laps; 237.6 miles. Class 1300 raced for seven laps (184.8m) and Class 1500 raced for six laps (158.4m). Classes 775, 1450 and 1900 each raced for five laps; 132 miles. Mike Bilek won First Overall in car # 156, Jonathan Libby was Second Overall in truck #1406, and Talya Dodson took Third Overall in car #1211. That's one for the re.Gord books -when the top three Overall winners are in three different Classes. CI.ASS 1: Nine laps, 237.6 miles. Two entries, one Finisher; 1 DNF. Mike Bilek got the pole position start at the green flag in car #156 but was 12 seconds behind Erik Ja-cobus in car #167 after the first lap. Jacobus extended his lead to 4m:22s on lap 2. Jacobus developed a case of the gremlins and was 45-seconds be-hind Bilek after lap 3. Bilek wasted no time in going faster and cranked it up on lap 4 to win the Fast Lap honors at XX mph in 0:28:37 and was out in front with a 3-minute lead ahead of # 167 at that point in the race. The gremlins caught up to Jacobus after that and #167 was done for the day; DNF. That left Bilek in a duel with the desert with five laps left to go. Bilek didn't skip a beat and went on to finish the re-quired nine laps in an elapsed time of 4:31:53 at 51.6 mph to win First Place in Class and First Overall in car #156. CI.ASS 5: Nine laps; 237.6 miles. Two starters, one Finisher; 1 DNF. Scott Moldenhauer got the hole shot at the green flag in car #502 and was out in front of Jason Spielman in car #511 by 2m: 15s after lap 1 was done. Mouldenhauer increased that margin to 10m: 13s on lap 2. Spiel-man countered with a Fast Lap time of 0:40:32 at XX mph on lap 3 in car #511 but was still running about IO-minutes behind Mouldenhauer in car #502. That changed on lap 4 when #502 fell off the race pace and Spielman took over the lead in #511 with a + 15 minute time advan-tage. Mouldenhauer got it fixed and matched Spielmans time on lap 5. Things changed again on lap 6 and it was Spielmans tum to take a trip to the pits for repairs. That spelled the end of Spielmans race day too; DNF. Mouldenhauei set a steady pace for the rest of the race and fin-ished in 6:53:54 to win First Place in car #502 at 33.9 mph. #502 also took home the Seventh Overall win for the day. CI.ASS 12 unlimited: Nine laps; 237.6 miles. Two entries, one starter, one Finisher; 1 DNS. Talya Dodson was the sole starter in Class in car Talya Dodson took the big win in the Class 1200 contest, seen here just at touchdown on the way to the checkered flag. Scott Moldenhauer took the Class 5 contest win at the Mojave 250, he had a couple of slow laps in the middle but still took the win. # 1211 and came to race. Dodson started ninth in line - about four minutes into the race. Dodson passed all the Class 1 and Class 5 and Class 1600 racers and was in the lead'by 14-seconds after lap 1. That's what we call fast in race lingo. In ·fact, Dodson was the overall leader of the race pack through lap 5 when Mike Bilek finally caught up and got the pass in car #156 on lap 6. That makes for a thrilling race when the really fast cars get challenged by the 'speed-and-suspension' challenged varieties. In fact, Dodson won the Overall Fastest Lap honors on Lap 3 at XX mph in 0:28: 14. Dodson finished the race in 4:45:04 at 49.3 mph to win First Place in Class and Third Overall in car #1211. CI.ASS 1400: Nine laps; 237.6 miles. One starter, 1 Finisher. Jona-than Libby was the sole entry in Class in truck .#1406. All Libby had to do for the guaranteed win was motor around the racecourse and not break. Libby came to race, instead. #1406 started fifth in line overall at the green flag. # 1406 finished in First Place in Class and was Second Overall at the checkered flag. Libby clocked in with an overall time of 4:33:59 at 51.2 mph. That was only 0:01:06 and .4 mph slower than the Overall Winner in Class 1. That's what we call "exciting" in open desert race lingo -When two or more completely different race classes can comp~te and challenge each other for a place in the Overall Winner's circle. One for the record books. CI.ASS 1600: Nine laps; 237.6 miles. Four entries, three starters, 3 Finishers; 1 DNS. Zack Sizelove was off the line first in class at the green flag in car #1621. Sizelove was last in line in class after lap 1 was over. Meanwhile, Joey Black was in the lead in car # 1630 by 54-seconds ahead of Jim Goff in car #1646 af-ter Lap 1. On Lap 3 Black zoomed ahead of the other racers with a Fast Lap time of 0:34:42 at XX mph. Goff fell off the pace on Lap 4 in car #1646 allowing Sizelove to move up a spot in car #1621. Joey Black drove the fastest and most consistent to finish the day in First Place in car # 1630 and by a ten minute margin-of-victory; in 5:20:41 at 43.8 ll!Ph. That was also good enough fflr Black to win Fourth Overall too. Zach Sizelove finished the full amount of laps in 5:30:38 at 42.5 mph to win Second Place in Class in car #1621 - and Fifth Over-all too. Jim Goff got car #1646 to " the finish line to win Third Place in Class and Sixth Overall in 6: 10:24 at 37.9 mph. CLASS 900: Nine laps; 237.6 miles. One starter; 1 DNF. The sole • Continued on page 30 Tom Nyhuus was the winner in the Class 1300 race, in spite of a 15 minute penalty he still beat out his competition. Tommy Trego was a bit off the winning pace in the Class 1400 race, Zach Sizelove gave it his all this race but it just wasn't enough, he Mekhi Phifer ran as hard as he could but he had to settle for a 2nd place he took home the silver medal, here in his really good looking truck. collected second place honors in Class 1600, here just at touchdown. finish this Class 1900 race, he was 14 minutes out of the class win. Page 28 June 2010 Dusty Times

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Marland McKinney drove his really keen looking VW to a third place It was a third place finish for Eric Wehn in the Class 1450 battle, Jim Goff was a weebitofftheleaderspacein the Class 1600battle, finish in the Class 1300 battle, seen here just at takeoff. Eric is seen here on his way to the checkered flag. Jim took third place honors at the checkered flag. entry in Class 9 was Augie Cortez the end of #909's fun; DNF. the Fast Lap honors in car #3025. the green flag in car #1331. Nyhuus Point or some such infraction. Even in car #909. Cortez was first off the CLASS 3000: Nine laps; 237.6 Dorman got through Lap 5 and was out front the entire race and so - Nyhuus won by a substantial line and in the lead at the end of Lap miles. One starter; 1 DNF. Chad then recorded the dreaded - DNF. finished in First Place in 5: 18:32 + 1-hour margin-of-victory. #1331 1 - but it took 2:38:21 to get #909 Dorman started slow in car #3025 That's all folks. at 36 mph. The record book shows also won the Fast Lap honors on -that - far. Nonetheless - Cortez but got into a race rhythm as the laps CLASS 1300: Seven laps; 184.8 however that #1331 was also tagged Lap 5 at XX mph in 0:43:49. motored on to win the Fast Lap hon-progressed. Dorman clocked in at · miles. Four starters; 4 Finishers. with a 15-minute time penalty - I'm Meanwhile - Catheryn Cervantes ors on Lap 2 in 0:55:20. That was XX mph in 0:37:56 on Lap 4 to win Tom Nyhuus got the front start at guessing for blowing past a Check struggled on Laps 1 and 6 in car Jonathan Libby took the gold medal in the Class 1400 fracas, he also flew to a second overall position in the race. Page 30 It was a great win for Greg Sunds in the Class 1450 battle, he beat 10 other contenders for the win, seen here beautifully airborne. www.robbyg -June 2010 # 1355 and still finished the required laps in 6:20:51 at 28.7 mph to win Second Place in Class for the day. Cervantes won by a +65 minute mar-gin-of-victory. Marland McKinney was in the hunt for the prize through Lap 5 in car # 1340 when he ran into trouble on Laps 6 and 7. McKinney recovered to garner the Third Place win in 7:25:43 at 24.5 mph. Zac Re-ish ran into trouble right off the get-go in 'old Lucky' car #1313 and had a tough race of it all day -all the way to the checkered flag for the Fourth Place finish in 7:49:08 at 23.3 mph. Congratulations Zac! You just won the Dusty Times contingency prize* for finishing last in any Class within the max time limit(* -if you have OT stickers on your race ride). CLASS 1500: Six laps; 158.4 Dusty Times

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Zac Reish was the fourth place finisher in the Class 1300 race, a Ryan Greene drove his super clean pickup to a fourth place finish in Mark Darragh had to settle for a fifth place finish in the Class 1450 slow first and third lap was the culprit. the Class 1450 battle, seen here ready for takeoff. skirmish, he's seen here in his super clean truck headin' for home. miles. Two entries, one starter, 1 Finisher; 1 DNS. Doug Mendez was the sole racer in class in car #1501. Mendez blazed the course on Lap 1 in 0:48:32 at XX mph to win the Fast Lap honors for the day. Mendez ran into trouble on Lap 6 and was down almost 2 hours before getting # 1501 fixed and to the finish line in 6:06:21 for the First Place win at 25.5 mph. It ain't over until you put it on the trailer - finish or not. Nice effort. CLASS 1450: Five laps; 132 miles. Eleven entries, 9 starters, 7 Finishers; 2 DNF, 2 DNS. Greg Sunds chose a rear-start in Class in truck #1465 at the green flag and was out in front of the class pack by a minute and a half after Lap 1 was done. Sunds increased his lead on Lap 2 with a Fast Lap time of 0:32:07 at XX mph. Sunds lead all the way to the checkered flag to win First Place by a + 12-minute margin of victory in 2:50:46 at 45. 7 mph. Doug Mendez made it look easy for the most part, he took the Class 1500 win in spite a fairly long last lap. Joey Black literally flew his car to the Class 1600 win at the Mojave 250, he had 10 minutes in hand at the end. Tommy Trego won Second Place in 3:3 2:40 at 36. 7 mph in truck # 1480 -but not without some stiff competition. Trego won by 4m:48s in front of Eric Wehn in truck #1487. Wehn won Third Place in Class with an elapsed time of 3:37:28 at 35.9 mph -and by a lm:36s margin of victory in front of Ryan Greene in truck #1452. Greene completed all the laps in 3:39:04 at 35.6 mph for the Fourth Place finish in class. Mark Darragh had issues on the last lap of the race in truck# 1492 but got it fixed to finish in Fifth Place at 28.5 mph in 4:33:57. Griffin Steinfeld got the required laps done to finish in Sixth Place in 5:08:46 at 25.3 mph. Trevor Leach struggled all day-but made it to the checkered flag in 5:50:23 at 22.3 mph to finish in Seventh Place in truck #1491. CLASS 1900: Five laps; 132 miles. Three entries, two starters, 2 Finishers; 1 DNS. David Bedy got to the green flag first in car # 1903 and had a healthy lead in front of Mekhi A nice win for David Bedy in the Class 1900 battle, David is seen here at high speed on the course. Catheryn Cervantes had a fairly good race, she was the silver medal finisher in teh Class 1300 fracas, here at speed. Dusty Times Phifer in car #1974 after the first lap was done. Bedy cranked it up a notch on Lap 2 to gamer the Fast Lap honors at XX mph in 1:00:20. Phifer pushed hard in car # 1974 but just couldn't keep pace with Bedy. Bedy won First Place by a 13m:43s margin of victory in 5:39:49 at 23 mph. Phifer won Second Place in car #1974 in 5:53:32 at 22.l mph. CLASS 775: Five laps; 132 miles. One starter, 1 Finisher. Ken Dix-on had a 'bad-hair' day in truck #775. Lap 1 and #775 was already down by 2:50:40. But Dixon didn't stop there. #775 went on to mo-tor through all the required laps in 7:21:52 at 17.7 mph to win First Place in class. When you're down and still manage to finish and win is called true grit in off road race lingo, Race Fans. Dixon also saved the best for last on Lap 5 with a Fast Lap time of 1:03:49 at XX mph. That's another wrap on another MOR race story from your Ace Reporter at Dusty Times. The 2010 MOR Mojave 250 is done and one for the record books - the top three Overall winners' were all in differ-ent Classes. That's the kind of raw competition we see in open desert off road racing -that you won't get at any mamsey-pansy roundy-round short-course race on a track 'groomed' to be like 'baja'-style con-ditions .. !ha This ain't no Saturday drive to play in the park -~ Hope you enjoyed the ride. would Like to congratulate Brian Deegan ProLite 1st Place -Round 3 2nd Place -Round 4 Joe Masek super Buggy 4th Place -Round 3 Lucas OH Off Road Racing series At Speedworld Off Road Park, surprise, Arizona 818-998-2739 9763 VARIEL AVENUE, CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 June 2010 Page 31

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Short course Spring Special Text & Photos: Troy Robinson VORRA for the Spring Spe-cial race, the second race in VORRA's long 35-year history, the longest short course series on the west coast and the lon-gest running short course and desert-combined series. Once again VORRA pulled a couple of hat tricks out of the bag. Not only did the weather gods open the blue, sunny skies and warm 80 degree weather for the race, a weekend which the week before had a deluge of rain with rain in the forecast the day following the race as well but just as we thought every combi-nation of racecourse could be run, the track was once again redesigned to make for more wheel to wheel racing and pass-ing opportunities. Gone were the long, sweeping straight a ways which were replaced with tighter turns at each end of the longer straight a ways. In a race course that's just under a mile in length this would seem hard to do once, but for this new course it was done three times. Also added was a VORRA first: an 80 foot peak to peak double jump in the middle of one of the new straight a ways. The jumps were just far enough apart that only a handful of cars attempted it with only 3 or 4 that could clear it every lap. Not to worry though as the gap was large enough that cars could easily make it two sin-gle jumps though having to get on the binders prior to launch. Having success with the 3-Moto system introduced at the season opener this seems to be the norm now and will continue with the 3-moto, 5.9 laps per each moto. 5.9 laps are because the start area is just past the scoring loop/finish line. First off the line for the day is the Sportsman Class. Usu-ally the first race of the day is mucky with mud from all the track maintenance but recently this hasn't been the case. Wa- · ter truck has only been run as needed to control the dust. At the green flag Stephanie Hayos (76), Nathan McBride (99) and Bill Hermant .(91) got together for a brief moment and this al-lowed the large V8 of Rene Soto (28) to power to the holeshot with Tony Domshcott (23) and Terry Shelton (81) close be-hind. As the laps started count-ing Hayos and McBride started working their way up the field. Soto had a scare in the hairpin as he bicycled but recovered well and kept the lead. With a couple Sam Berri, not a stranger to winning, Sam took the gold medal in the Class 1 contest, he's seen here saving some tire wear. of laps to go Domschot tried to clear the doubles but cased it on the second and broke the transmission. He would finish the moto in second. McBride was all over Hayos for fourth place and on the last lap in the hairpin McBride would get by as Hayos put the truck on it's lid. Mom wasn't too worried about the truck being ready for her to race, as she wasn't competing in Class 7 this time around. At the checkers Soto was the winner with Domschot second, Shelton third, McBride fourth. In Moto 2 Randy Scheck (205) jumped to the first turn followed closely by Soto, Mc-Bride and Shelton. Scheck held on to the lead for the first lap until Soto used horsepower to move to the top spot. Soto blew a turn as did Shelton dropping them each a spot. At mid-race McBride was up front with Soto in second. In the new -pa• perclip" corner the two would tangle and get hooked up for a bit that allowed most of the field to go around. At the finish Shelton was the moto winner with Scheck in second, and Hayos in third• The McBride/ Soto battle wasn't over yet as they went wheel to wheel over the double that nearly ended in a bad situation. In the Sportsman finale Hayos jumped out front with Shelton, McBride and Soto giv-ing chase. Casing the doubles knocked Hayos off the track moving her to fourth place and Shelton to the lead . The Mc-Bride & Soto battle continued and once again they locked in the -paperclip" turn but were free quicker this time. At the checkers Shelton had a sizeable lead over McBride, Soto and Hayos. Post race however as of-ficials went to Soto's pit to dis-cuss rough driving they noticed the driver of the vehicle wasn't registered and Soto's car was disqualified. That left the over-all results Terry Shelton first, Nathan McBride second, and Stephanie Hayos third. In the Pilot Class it seems the man to beat is #8 Tim Compton having placed top spot for the past few races. In the first two motos Compton had to fight for the lead and moto wins ahead of Aaron Rupley (77x) and Miles Berghold (16). However in Moto 3 Compton would roll his pilot from second place taking him out of the race thus allowing Rupley to take the third moto and overall win. Berghold would finish second for the day. The UTV Class saw it's larg- " est field ever at a VORRA race so far with 7 very competitive UTV's lining up. In Moto 1 Dennis Jean (1959) went on to the moto win. Second place was hard fought and exchanged sev-eral times between Scott Lentz (1911) and Jon Crowley (1965) with Crowley eventually edging out for second• In Moto 2 Pauly Hart (1951) had the early lead Performance Proven for Desert & Off-Road Use . . 150 Heavy Duty Sizes to Choose from Detail & Pressure Wash Tanks Marine Holding & Water Tanks Bulk Storage &Waste Tanks R.V. Tanks Quality Products & Friendly Service RONCO PLASTICS, INC. •-714-259-1385 • FAX 714-259-0759 • 15022 Parkway Loop, Suite B • Tustin, CA 92780 • CALL, WRITE or FAX us to Receive a Free Catalog VISA ~-------------------------------------------------------~ Page 32 June 2010 Dusty Times

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II . Patrick Timmons was the Class 10 winner at Prairie City, he beat out four other cars to claim the title. but eventually drop out with mechanical issues. Jean inher-ited the lead and took it to the checkers once again. Crowley came from way back in the pack to finish in second, as did Lentz who finished third. With the overall win on their mind Moto 3 was very hard fought as Jean took the early lead with Lentz, Crowley and Hart close behind. Crowley and Lentz went back and forth and eventually Crow-ley got by and headed after Jean. Jean didn't make it to the finish line· though and Crowley went on for the moto win with Lentz in second• Cro~ley would be crown,ed the overall winner with Lentz 'second and Jean in third. and managed to bring it down on all 4's. Messer had the lead until Herrod passed him in a drag race up the front straight to take the lead and the moto win. Overall win went to Messer with Herrod second and Ornel-las· third. Jay Schroeder (903) outlasted Kathy Keller (905) for the win in Moto 1 as Keller broke a ball joint and without a spare was done for the day. Schroeder took a handicap start with the Class lls and was able to work his way around all 4 of them in each moto and never lifted over the doubles (didn't clear them either) . Class lO's were The gold medal in the class 9 action went to Jay Schroeder, Jay is seen here at full power heading for the checkered flag. up next and Patrick Timmons (1030) took the early holeshot with Steve Bradford (1008) close behind. Bradford went off track and was back to fourth and Tyler Mort (1022) and Red Team Rac-ing (1029) battled for second• For 3 straight laps Mort, Red Team and Bradford went bum-per to bumper. Timmons went on to the moto win and three corners from the finish Red Team was setting up Mort but had to go the long way around in the softer cushion and wasn't able to get the power down and had to settle for third. In Moto 2 there was little grudge match within the race. For years now the Butcher. boys, Tristan and older brother BJ, have raced with each other but never against each other. BJ got a chance to drive the Red Team car against his brother in car 1022. The green flag was out and Timmons was out front walking away from the field with Bradford in second• BJ got the jump on Tristan but Tristan found a hole and got back around. BJ had patience though and worked Tristan and made the pass for third then started pulling a sizable lead over his younger brother all the way to the line. At the finish Timmons had a sizable lead over Bradford who also had a sizable lead over BJ then Tristan. On a side note, the boys' mom was riding shotgun with Tristan. Moto 3 had a false start and was red flagged and restarted. Timmons would make it 3 for 3 taking the moto and overall win. Bradford and Red Team had a back and forth battle going with Bradford winning the drag race up the hill to the checkers fo r second moto and overall. Red Team Racing finished the day in third. Group T was next up and the Trophylite of Ben Phil-lips (6043), which pulls amaz-ing holeshot with the light-weight 4-cylinder truck, was to the first turn first. The lack of horsepower defaults the truck as he checked up for the doubles and Jake Povey (1402) cleared the doubles and went to the top spot. Phillips wouldn't lift again but the truck never did manage to clear the doubles not matter what set-up he changed to. Mike Koenig (603) fought Phil-lips all 6 laps but was never able to get close enough to make a pass stick. Further back in the pack KC Keller (7 38) was having a battle with Scott Rodgers (1411) for fifth all moto long. Joel Swanson (635) was running fourth on the last Continued an page 34 On the line next was the VORRA Bug Invasion I. With just 4 Class lls it was still a great show for the fans as the stock beetles tore up the track. Bob Messer (1177) was out front in Moto 1 with Richard Palasik ( 1107) running a close second followed by Gary Herrod (1112) and Jerry Ornellas (1106). Pala-sik pulled off the track with a broken fan belt. Messer went on for the moto win followed by Herrod and Ornellas. Moto 2 Messer out front again with Herrod in second keeping him honest, one mistake and it was Herrods race. Moto 3 and Pala-sik in third took home the lon-gest bicycle ride of the weekend Bob·Messer gets ready for another jolt as he races his VW Bug to the Class 11 Brad Falin had a really good time, he took the Ultra 4 honors, Brad is seen here on the course at high speed. win at the Spring Special. It was a good day for Aaron Rupley, he took the Pilot Class win Nathan McBride had to settle for the silver medal in the Sportsman Shannon Harwell took silver medal honors· in the Class 1 contest, happily, he's seen here nicely airborne headin' for the checkers. contest, he's seen here throwin' dirt on his way to the finish line. Shannon finished second in all the motos at Prairie City. Steve Bradford was the second place finisher in the Class 10 fracas, Kevin Yoder had a good day, he won the first moto, finished third in Mike Koenig gets our award for flyer of the race, Mike ended up with he's seen here just before landing on his way home. the next two and was second overall in the Ultra 4 contest. the silver medal in the Group T conflict. Dusty Times June 2010 Page 33

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' .I, t. I I IO•• I • • I I• 1 • •II• I I • I • I If' IO t t I o • .,, o I , , 0 o o. I, t, f f f O 0 Scott Lenz raced to a second place overall finish in the UTV races, Gary Herrod drove his good looking green VW Bug to a second place Jason Scherer was the bronze medal recipient in the Ultra 4 contests, Scott is seen here hustling towards the finish line. overall finish in the Class 11 contest, seen here at speed. he's seen here in beautiful level flight. In Class 10, the Red Team Racing group finished third in both motos Dennis Jean had it all his way in the UTV races but he had lots of Stephanie Hayos did a no-no in her truck but was able to pick up and were therefore the third place overall finishers in class. problems in the third moto and ended up third overall in class. bronze medal honors in the Sportsman race, seen here at speed. lap but hooked a rut and put the truck on its lid. In Moto 2 Phillips was back on the rev limiter and in the lead with Koenig, Swanson and Povey giving chase. Povey worked his way up to second before the transmission let go taking him out of the race. Once again Koenig was on the Phillips rear bumper but was still not able to make a pass. It was all on the line in Moto 3 but the results were the same and Phillips was crowned the winner with Koenig second and Swanson third. Next on the line was the Ul-tra 4's with Kevin Yoder (4J4) out front with Jason Scherer (476) in hot pursuit looking to be the car to beat. Half a lap into the race though and Scher-er's crawler failed to make the right hand turn as \he steering broke and he went straight, out for the moto. Brad Falin (457) was allover the back bumper of Yoder now with Chris Ridgeway (422) in third. By mid-race Fa-lin was off the pace and Yoder was able to cruise to the moto win. In Moto 2 Scherer had the steering fixed and powered down to the early lead with Yoder, Ridgeway and Falin in pursuit. Yoder bicycled and fell back to third then Ridgeway rolled out of the race. Falin was up to second and Yoder was on his bumper for a while then Falin started pulling away and catching Scherer but didn't have the time and settled for second• In Moto 3 Scherer once again was back out front with Yoder and Falin bumper to bumper again. Falin went the long way around and made l'll'fld Of le 11111 vacation rentals available in the exclusive Indian Wells country Club in the sunny Palm Springs area of southern California. Two or three bedrooms, furnished for your complete -relaxation, and, if you are a glutton for punishment, play golf on either of two beautiful courses. FYI, wireless internet and long distance phones calls (USA) included. starting at $4,500 in season (January thru April) or $2,300 per month out of season. Call (760) 345-6124 Page 34 June 2010 . the pass on Yoder coming to the white flag. At the check-ered Scherer won the moto with Falin second and Yoder third. With Falins three sec-ond place finishes he was the winner with Yoder-second. and Scherer third for the day. In Class 1 Tim Compton (108) was flying out front early with Sam Berri (149) in second. Shannon Harwell (132) and JJ Schnarr (102) rounded out the field. Compton had the speed and was able to clear the doubles but Berri worked him and made the pass to the lead up the front straight. At mid race Compton was out of the race with a broken CV joint and Schnarr was also out of the race. Berri went on for the moto win over Harwell. In Moto 2 Harwell got the early jump but Berri passed in the east turn and never looked back taking the moto win over Harwell. In Moto 3 Berri started well behind Har-well to make it 'nteresting but it didn't take long for Berri to take the lead again and another overall win. The short course spring series is in the books and we now gear up to the 4-race desert summer " series before heading back Sac-ramento in the fall for the final two races of the year. ~ Ben Phillips is seen here just at liftoff, Ben raced really well to take the gold medal in the Group T battle. There were seven UTV's in the action and when all was said and done it was Jon Crowley taking the class win, seen here at takeoff. Dusty Times

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--GUAM'S SMOKIN' WHEELS Simpson Wins Big By Judy Smith Henry Simpson, founder of the event, piloted his Toyota powered Chenowth to the overall win at Guam's annual Smokin' Wheels enduro, with a flawless run. Photo: M-eye World Photography Yigo, Guam: Against a· backdrop of palm fronds and bright green papaya trees, Henry Simpson cruised to victory in the annual celebra-tion of all things automotive on Guam. The Guam International Raceway, where all the action took place, was the site of the three-hour long enduro, but it was only one of a myri-ad of different events. Simpson is president of the Guam Racing Federa-tion, which is slowly devel-oping the racing facility a little at a time. It started as a dirt track and some concrete bleachers. Then a drag strip was built, and as the paved parking lot expanded, there was room for drifting. Huge hunks of coral were piled up, and suddenly they had a rock crawling area, and mud bogs can be carved out of the edge of the jungle to let some folks enjoy that kind of cool and dirty fun. This year, in addition to the car/ truck event, there were the Drifting events, a Supermoto event for pavement bikes, Motocross races for all ages and sizes of bikes and quads, drag races, stock cars, mud bogs, rock crawling and a four-wheel drive obstacle course. (There was even a barbecue competition that sent marvelous scents waft-ing over the area.) Off road racing has been an annual event on Guam since 1978 and came about because Simpson was a Su-zuki dealer back in the late sixties and early seventies, and he bought parts from Malcolm Smith. Of course, he read about the off road events on the mainland, and Smith convinced Simpson to come over and try the Baja 1000. Which he did. He took some friends with him, and they all loved it, and brought the sport back to Guam, where the firs·t event was held in 1978. The folks on the island already had some cars they'd built either from the kits that were available in the mid seventies, or else they just designed and built VW based floor-pan buggies. Some of their friends from Saipan also came to race in the early years, and it wasn't long before the Japanese joined the fun. They're only about three-and-a-half hours Joey Crisostomo, fighting the flu, drove his V6 Toyota powered Jimco to second place overall and second in the Unlimited Buggy class, his biggest time loss coming when he had to dump fuel. · away by p lane. the leftovers from a repaving In ' 78, Simpson won the job somew h e re else o n t h e first event, and in '79 Mal-island. The "imitatio n as-colm Smith was the winner. p h alt" is used in fron t of the Roger Mears was t he celebri-bleach ers, because it doesn't ty racer in '8 2, an d he went c reat e muc h dust. But it h o m e the winner that year. doesn't stay firmly in p lace, Glenn H arris won twice in so this year t h e r e were n't the late e ighties, and Jerry a ny jumps righ t in front of Whelche l took first in '90. t h e seats. The re was a nice Rick D. Johnson was the h airpin turn and the n the winner in 2001, and again cars climbed out of the bowl, in 05 and 06. Ikuo Hanawa, turned right and flew a table from Japan, who started his top, and went on to a series racing career in a Class 3 of jumps and bumps as they 4X4 vehicle and raced the headed back out onto the 1.3 Baja 1000 several times, mile long course. The "imita-built a Trophy Truck and tion asphalt" was also used took the win in 2003, 2007 in a portion of the course and 2009. Alexander Smith, that was bulldozed out of Malcolm's son, was the win-the jungle, and would oth-ner in 2008. Simpson holds erwise have been just coral. the record for the most wins, The gravel sized asphalt bits with eight. The Smiths had helped to sort of cushion the planned to come back for sharp edges of the coral, and this year's event, but late probably saved some tires. schedule conflicts made it A lovely, but rather spooky impossible. looking jungle marks the The track for the bikes, edges of the course for much quads and off-road cars of the way. But at one point changes a bit every year. For there's a big tree that almost one thing, there's no dirt stands by itself, a bit out in that northeast corner from the rest of the foli-o£ the island, so Simpson age. This is a taotaomona had truckloads of their in-tree, the home of ancient famous red dirt trucked in ancestral spirits. The tree is from down on the other end respected, and racers try not of the island. But it gets to run into it, for fear of an-worn away gradually. Now noying the spirits who might there's ground up asphalt, then cause some disaster to lkuo Hanawa, a past winner here, led most of the way, but a broken suspension piece cut his day short, and dropped his four-wheel drive Toyota powered car to third overall, first Unlimited 4WD. Yuki Watanabe gets his Isuzu Vehicross right side up again, _and ready Yuichi Takahashi pushed hard all day in his VW powered Chenowth to move out after doing one and a half barrel rolls on the far end of Magnum to finish third in the Unlimited Buggy class. the course. Watanabe finished fourth in the Unlimited 4WD class. Dennis Ouinones, Shawn Aguila and a world famous Drifter named Henry Simpson cruised to victory in the three hour enduro in Guam, Kenji, took turns piloting the lone UTV with aplomb. only one of he many races in the annual HSmokin' Wheels" event. 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Yashuhiro Yamashita, in the Mitsubishi Montero, and the Kawasaki team, in the UTV take one of the infield jumps neatly. Yamashita finished third in the Unlimited 4WD class, and the Kawasaki team: Dennis Quinones, Shawn Aguila and Kenji Y., were first in the limited 4WD class. happen. The cars and trucks had some practice laps early on Saturday, and then all went out onto the course at the same time to qualify. Tim-ing and scoring is done by transponder, so after the half-hour was over they just sorted them out and announced the start order for the Sunday race. Hanawa had the fast time at 2:11:500, and Joey Crisostomo, in a Toyota pow-ered Jimco, was second, at 2: 12:816. Hanawa has taken the truck-shaped glass off his car, and replaced it with new glass that gives it a shape simi-lar to the Herbst' s "Truggy". It's a mid-engine car, with a VS Toyota in it. He is plan-ning to run the Baja 1000 this fall. Hanawa actually pulled off the track before quali-fying was over, something wrong in the back end of his car. He discovered he'd broken something crucial in the rear suspension, and as it happened, he had no spare. Some of the locals were pressed into service, and they found a replace-ment part on a Lexus in a wrecking yard. Racing in Guam often has a similar feel to racing in Baja. The racing began with a rolling start down in the bowl, at 1 :48 in the after-noon, under a fast moving cloud cover that would have signified rain back in Cali-fornia. Hanawa took advan-tage of his front of the pack start, and the lack of dust, and built a lead of a couple of car lengths very quickly. Simpson was second on the road and Joey Crisostomo ran third. Simpson's car is a Chenowth with a VS Chevy motor and a three speed au-tomatic transmission. Crisos-tomo was in a V6 Toyota powered Jimco, that used to belong to Simpson. Crisos-tomo had the flu, and had all the usual aches and pains that went along with it. Masazaku Amauchi, in a Chenowth with a 1600 Toyo-ta in it, was in the pits early with a flat tire, and Tetsuya Morimoto, in a Chenowth Magnum with a 2600cc VW, was also into the pits early, and he never got going again. Hanawa was lapping the "un-der 1600 4WD" class pretty quickly, and getting past one of them in the series of mo-guls right in front of the pits was exciting to watch. The Dusty Times moguls were the sort that sent a car off on an angle, and there was no right way to take them. Drivers just grit-ted their teeth and hung on. Nobu Hachiki, who's usu-ally a front runner, in anoth-er Chenowth with a 2000cc VW motor, had a serious rear suspension problem, in that one wheel didn't seem to move up and down. It didn't slow him much, but it made for a rough ride. With four classes on the track at the same time, the differences in speed made for some exciting action as the faster drivers caught up to the slower ones and maneu-vered around them. In one instance it turned out badly for a driver, as Simpson's car took a bump to the right just when Mike Sanchez's limited VW powered buggy took a bump to the left. Then on the next bump they collided again, with the result that Sanchez had a badly twisted arm, and could no longer work the shifter. He got out at the end of the lap and put his son, Mike, Jr., in for the remainder of the event. One standout of the event was the lone UTV, a Kawa-saki, which raced in the 4WD 2000cc & Under class. This team apparently had no fear, and mixed it up with trucks and the big buggies just as if they had a really good roll cage and some long travel sus-pension. Dennis Quinones, Shawn Aguilo and a world famous Drifter named Kenji, took turns piloting the thing with aplomb. They were com-peting directly with a clutch of short-wheelbased Suzukis and Daihatsus. Most of them were turbo charged and were fast on the flat stuff, but took a beating in the moguls. Pit work at these events. does not look like pit work at a mainland event. Jacks meant for pavement sink into the dirt, so the cars don't get high enough off the ground to remove the flat, not to mention install-ing the new tire. One team had a spare tire, but ap-parently no wheel, so they peeled off the flat and used a twelve volt pump to put air into the new tire. They get it done, but their pit stops are agonizingly slow. Part of the problem is the terrific dif-ficulties involved in shipping everything by container from Japan. They are given some help by the shipping com-pany, but it's still a costly proposition. Hanawa continued to lead overall for most of the day, with Simpson right behind him. Simpson's plan had been to "let him go" and save his own car until the final few laps of the race. Crisosto-mo ran third; also hoping his car would last, and would be there for the finish. One ma-jor problem for Crisostomo was that he'd need to stop for fuel, but both H anawa and Simpson could go all the way on a tank-full. An-other problem would be that Simpson had managed to get his car to his prep-man, Joey Quichocho, just after the New Year. This meant that there probably wouldn't be a repeat of some past perfor-mances when bolts fell out or parts broke because he hadn't allowed enough time to properly prepare his car. An hour into the race they went on full-course yel-low while course workers put Yukiya Watanabe in his Conejo Off-Road of Japan Isuzu VehiCross back on his wheels. He'd rolled all the way over and a bit more, but as he told it, "Many peo-ple" pushed him back on his wheels, "Baja style". (He raced the Baja 1000 in 2004 in this vehicle with Jon Sny-der and Mike Schwellinger.) Watanabe does not have the use of his legs and drives with hand controls, so the help was appreciated. He got out of the car once he'd reached the pit area, to give it a quick look-over, and put his co-driver, Toshihiro Kato, in to drive to the finish. Two weeks later Watanabe report-ed still having a "pain in the neck", but he was nonethe-less determined to race Baja in November. Two hours into the race Hanawa and Simpson were still running one/two, and Crisostomo was third, two laps down, with his smaller motor. At that point Arnau-chi had recovered from his early flat tire and was lead-ing the 2000cc-and-under buggy class by one lap. Kazuo Sato was second in his beau-tiful red car. Hanawa was actually in the Unlimited 4X4 class, so he led that, and in second place it was Ohno Yoshinari in a short-wheel based Mitsubishi. Crisostomo pitted for fuel and lost a half a lap in the doing, and about six min-utes later Simpson, having a change of heart, also stopped for fuel, but lost only 59 seconds. The team of Ida Keiji, Tsubasa Furumi and Chizuru Tonegawa, in a very quick Nissan 4X4 unlimited, were having a terrible time with flats, but they charged hard anyway, and kept their pit crew busy. About eight minutes be-fore the race would be over, Hanawa slowed appreciably in the bumps, apparently having some worries about his rear suspension which had been making a rattley noise for some time. On what should have been his next to the last lap he pulled into his pit and Simpson went into the lead. While Hanawa's crew pon-dered what they might do, the race came to an end. Simpson took the win, completing 81 laps in the three hours and Crisostomo was second with 78. Hanawa went back out long enough to secure third place and the 4WD Unlim-ited win, finishing 76 laps. His rear suspension had come unglued somehow. Yuichi Takahashi, in a 2 200cc VW powered Che-nowth Magnum, was third in the Unlimited Buggy class with 73 laps. He'd been re-markably aggressive, and seem-ingly never took his foot off the throttle for anything. Still, the car was in one piece when he crossed the finish line. Amauchi was the winner in the limited buggy class, with 73 laps complete. Sec-ond went to the Sanchez family, who were well off the pace thanks to their bump-ing incident with Simpson. In the Unlimited 4X4 class it was Hanawa in first place, and the team of Yoshinari and Takahiro in a Mitsubishi Montero, who completed 67 laps was second. Sato, who was running so well in his limited buggy at the end of the second hour, ran out of spares apparently, and did a lap without a rear tire, ruining a wheel, and ended his day without taking the checkered flag. The rules state that a car must be run-ning at three hours and must cross the finish line and take the checkered flag to be a fin-isher, so even 'tho he'd com-pleted more laps than some, he dnf d thanks to the flat. One more year of exciting and entertaining racing went into the books; and the island of Guam looks forward to an even more varied and exciting racing weekend in 2011 FUEL SAFE! OUR NAME SAYS IT ALL. 800-433-6524 Your Source for Off Road Fuel Cells Specializing in Custom Cells Visit our online 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 June 2010 Page 37

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So You Want To Join Bajapits! by SR Chupacabra edited by Chili Bean OVER 1,000 requests per day to join BA)APITS!!E!l, YESSSSSSS, BAJAPITS PAC-MAN gets over 1,000 requests per day to JOIN BAJAPITS as a Pit Crewman or Pit Crew woman. Yeh!l!! Over, 1,000 Re-quests per day to join the Only Organization that gets you to the Finish line in BAJA and the USA. Everyone from Europe, Afri-ca, California, laPaz, Canada, South America, Mexico, Aus-tralia, New York City, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Germany, China, Japan and the list goes on of the requests we get on FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, MYSPACE and other e-mail inquiries to join BAJAPITS. ALL WE HEAR IS WE WANT TO PART OF BA-JAPITS, WE WANT TO BE PART OF BAJAPITS!l! PINCH BOSSES II UNIBAll CUPS Page 38 Ohhhhhhhhhhhh, Holy Mother of BAJAPITS Helps Us!!!!! Carlos, Flavio, PAC MAN, Edgar and all the BAJAPITS Crews even have other Pit Companies trying to get on the BAJAPITS team. We have to be very selective since we have an International Image to the world we must keep at the top of our Game. They have to listen to BA-J AP I TS CREW requesters that say please, please, please, please, please let us offer our talents to turn wrenches, cook, fill tires with air, sing cowboy songs, dance, tell jokes, fill gas cans, pick up trash, set up BAJAPITS banners, wash dishes, keep stats, look for GOLD, make coffee, give hair-cuts, shine boats, detail ve-hicles, TEXT, read the Bible, stay awake all night, fill water back packs, play the Banjo, Mix 5-minute Epoxy, SKYPE UPDATES, update the score board, hold the flashlight, relay messages, carry water, operate SAT Phones, Video Tape Racers in HD, Admit First Aid, Make TACOS, op-erate wireless laptop, Change Tires/tubes, Mix up Epoxy to fix cracked clutch covers, run the air compressor, change air filters, build fire to keep warm, serve water to racers, . --l/NE RESH R SYSTEM Duct Tape Stuff, weld broken parts, clean goggles, wipe dust off race vehicles and latrine duty. We just don't get racer sign ups to Race all the In-ternational Races we Pit For, But, how do you get on a Baja Pits Crew???!!!! Holy Mother of God, Everyone wants to get into this sport. And BA) APITS is the only TRUE Pit Service provider that can get you the Racer to the Finish line if YOU are able to ride the terrain and not be a Baby and Fall over and cry. We even check for tears when you enter our pit for service during the races. Tissues are always issued. Soooooooooo. Now we have to contend with SR Chu-pacabra who is the Smelliest, Nastiest and Ugliest thing that has ever lived in BAJA Sr Chupacabra is one of the THINGS you will have to deal with while you are in a BAJAPIT in the middle of the night servicing racers. You may get bitten and dragged off in to the night and never seen again. What did you do to upset SR Chupacabra?? And you still want to join BA-JAPITS????? We suggest you stay home and read about the events of the Baja Races later. So, How does BAJAPITS June 2010 decide who will be able to work with our International Pit Service Organization that the world is constantly want-ing to copy our GAME? You had better be helping YOUR COMMUNITY before you even contact us, What are you doing to help the lo-cal people you work with, Are YOU making a difference for the next generation of kids that are growing up to evolve into what we do now? Soooooooooooo What did you do today to make someone's life a little better. You See!!!! We at BAJAPITS go the extra mile to ensure everyone in BAJA has a better life, We promote education, Sports, being nice to everyone and getting to the finish line of daily tasks. You can even start by help-ing the BAJA EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS or be a chase crew on one of the race teams men-tioned below. SCORE BAJA 500 DRAW-ING at MASTERCRAFT SAFETY, SANTEE, CALI-FORNIA -Prominent South-ern California industrialist and desert racer Ed Stout along with Daniel McMillin, Kyle Abney and Craig Christy all drew pole positions in their respective classes during Saturday's live drawing for starting positions for the up-coming 42nd Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500 desert race. The drawing was held during a charity fund-and-supply-raising event held at the new MasterCraft Safety plant San-tee, in Calif. Round 3 of the five-race 2010 SCORE Desert Series, the World's Foremost Desert Racing Series, will feature nearly 300 entries, competing in 28 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motor-cycles and ATVs, will be held June 3-6 in Ensenada, Mexico. Traditionally one of the most popular events on the SCORE schedule, over 100,000 specta-tors are expected to enjoy the world's best desert racers in action at this year's 42nd anni-versary of the Tecate SCORE Baja 500, the original desert race produced by SCORE on July 26, 1974. With late entries accepted up to race morning, entries are expected from 25 U.S. States, and 10 countries. The green flag will drop for the race at 6 a.m. on Saturday (June 5) for th~ motorcycle and ATV classes in the Tecate SCORE Baja 500, followed by the car and truck classes three hours after the last ATV at approximately 10 a.m. The elapsed-time race will start and finish in front of the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center on Boulevard Costero in the heart of Ensenada, leav-ing and returning into the city through the spectatorladen Arroyo Wash. Stout, of Irvine, Calif., fin-ished third in season points last year in the featured SCORE Trophy-Truck and earned a SCORE Toyota Mile-stone Award, received the first starting position for 4-wheel vehicles in his No. 13 Stout Industries Chevy Silverado. It is the first time in his short career that he has drawn the coveted starting position in the class for high-tech, 800-horsepower unlimited produc-tion trucks. In Saturday's drawing there were a SCORE-record 39 SCORE TrophyTrucks offi-cially entered. Third generation desert racer Daniel McMillin, 22, El Cajon, Calif., will start first in the unlimited Class L He is currently leading Class 1 in points and is fourth in overall points in just his first season in the class in a McMillin Racing Chevy-powered Jimco open-wheel desert race car. Abney, 38, Albuquerque, N .M., will lead the motorcy-cles and his team into the Baja desert on a Honda CRF450X in Class 22 for open motor-cycles. Christy, 35, Burbank, Calif., is leading a four-rider Class 25 A TV on a Honda TRX700X. While late entries will be accepted up to race morning, as of the Start draw, the Pro 4-Wheel vehicles classes with the most entries are: SCORE Trophy-Truck (39), Class 1 (24 ), Class 1-2/1600 (11) and SCORE Lite (10). Leading the Motorcycle classes in entries so far are Class 22 ( 12) and Class 30 (9) and Class 40 (8). Class 24 leads the A TV classes with eight entries to date. Among the Sportsman classes, SPT Motorcycles over 250cc has 14 entries. With an organized effort to give back something tangible back to the people of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, last Saturday's 'live' draw-ing for start positions took on a whole new meaning for SCORE International. Held at the new Master-Craft Safety facility in Santee, Calif., the event was hosted by Robbie Pierce's MasterCraft Racing and Sal Fish and the day also included a charity raffle and a IT acos for Char-ity' stand for a Baja children's cancer foundation, emergency donations for survivors of the recent earthquake in Baja Calif., several SCORE race vehicles on display, racer ap-pearances, music and ven-dor displays from several of the leading companies in the industry. The SCORE live drawing event at MasterCraft also in-cluded a raffle for the Castro-Limon Cancer Foundation which provides treatment for children stricken with the dis-ease. Proceeds from the Locos Mocos and Baja Pits group 'Ta-cos for Charity' sales will also go to benefit the Foundation. In a special gesture for the Mexicali Earthquake relief program, MasterCraft CEO 'Robbie Pierce, who is also a prominent SCORE Trophy-Truck racer, is matching the total of the funds raised for the foundation from the Lo-cos Mocos and Baja Pits Taco stand to give to the earth-quake victims. Several thou-sand d ollars was raised for both charitable projects and the final figures are expected to be released this week. Donations of supplies and! Dusty Times

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or cash will also be accepted until May 1 at the SCORE of-fice at 23961 Craftsman Road, Unit A, in Calabasas, Calif. Information is available to calling the SCORE office at 818.225.8402 818.225.8402 In addition to season point class point championships, drivers in the Pro car and truck classes are also racing to earn prestigious SCORE Toyo-ta Milestone Awards given to all car and truck class drivers who complete every required mile of the five-race season. Being presented by Toyota Mo-torsports for the 25th consec-utive year, a total of 23 drivers remain eligible after Round 1 of the 2010 SCORE Desert Se-ries. Racers are also competing for the annual SCORE Off-Roadsman of the Year awards, including the MasterCraft Safety SCORE Rookie of the Year award. This year's Tecate SCORE Baja 500 will also feature the special $10,000 MasterCraft Safety cash contingency bonus for qualified racers in the car and truck classes. Current SCORE official annual sponsors are: BF-Goodrich Tiresofficial tire, Volkswagen of Americaof-ficial vehicle, Sunoco Race Fuelsofficial fuel supplier, Bilstein-official shock, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance-offi" cial Mexican auto insurance, Slime-official tire sealant and Red Bull-official energy drink. Associate sponsors are: Tecate Beer, Coca-Cola of Mexico, Las Vegas Events, MasterCraft Safety, Blue C Advertising, SignPros, P.c.r. Race Radi-os, McKenzie's Performance Products and Advanced Color Graphics. Additional sponsors in Baja are the Secretary of Tourism of Baja California and ProTur-ismo de Ensenada. Bring everyone you can so we can have a bigger Baja event than last year and BAJA-PITS WILL BE THERE FOR YOU!!! Al \\ l. lwEIIS 1 _.._.,fiJH ,.I 1, ~ 1-'" 've\\<, Checkers Off-Road Update Picking up where we left off, March was a busy month for the Club, starting with the SCORE San Felipe 250 on the 13th, followed by the MORE Balls Out 250 on the 20th and the SNORE MINT 400 on the 27th. The MORE Balls Out 250 was well attended by Check-ers, both racers and pitters. Chris Anderson, racing his Class 11 stock VW had a great day, taking first place by more than 2 hours over the second finisher. Lee Finke, racing a Class 1 car in the Sportsman Class also finished with a first place trophy. Mike McGee Dusty Times scored second in his Class 10 with 8 Checker entries, 4 car with an average speed of of them racing in Class 12. just under 50 MPH, crossing Harley Letner f.inished first the Finish Line with venti-in Class 1 and 2nd overall, lated crankcase. As Ferdinand racing the Tatum car with" No Porsche said, "The perfect flats!" Robert Harman drove race car falls apart right after a 12 car to a second place vie-crossing the finish line." Add-tory, calling Checker Main on ing to the magnesium bin, the radio on his last lap, "Hey Andrew Neal, after recording you guys, I'm hung up on the a couple of fast laps in Class berm in the infield-come push 1600, decided to save whatever • me off!" In all fairness, the was left of his "metallic sound-infield "gauntlet" or "python" ing" engine and put it on the was laid out with some pretty trailer. Willy Beruman lost an tight turns to allow additional engine on Lap 2 in the Class pit space this year. Dan Mar-5 car he was driving, as did tin, racing a 12 car finished -Justin Johnson on Lap 3 in a 6th, with an all-female group 12 car. of co-drivers. Josh Gilliam . Pit Captains were Ed Jahn, and Billy McCool also had a Randy Spahr and Justin 6th place finish racing a 1600 Grossman. car (SNORE calls it "Class 3"). The SNORE MINT 400 Engine gremlins slowed them was the following weekend down most of the day. Travis June 2010 Howard and Prospective Mem-ber Billy Gereghty fought in the battle of the 12 cars, fin-ishing 10th in the huge field. They lost some time repair-ing a broken front arm, bent shock & bent tie rod. They also had a few flats, broke a pushrod & had a starter fail-ure. Pretty good finish, con-sidering. Ryan Plowman fin-ished 12th, losing more than an hour on his third lap so the boys at Checker Main could repair a broken driver's seat bracket. Class 10 superstar Mikey Lawrence, running in the top of his field most of the day, found a Nevada boulder after the time of impact, tear-ing a trailing arm off and end-ing his race on the final lap. Tom Koch also was a DNF af-ter losing his steering early in the race in his unlimited car. Pit Captains Justin Gross-man, "Reverend" Roy Moore and Willy Beruman changed "about 100 flats", rebuilt the front end of car 1245, changed out some rocker arm parts on 1034 and "changed more flats." Justin Grossman de-serves a big Checker Salute for acting as Pit Captain for three races in as many weeks. The Best in the Desert Sil-ver State 300 was next on our schedule, with 6 Checker cars racing. Ryan Plowman raced in Class 1100 (SCORE Light), as did Rich "Stretch" Severson in Class 7100, both for 2nd place finishes. Brad Barron and Randy Spahr ran hard in Class 10 for a 3rd place finish. Jim Tucker and Mikey Chil-Continued on page 40 Page 39

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dress raced in Class 1, finish-ing 7th, although Mike never got the car in due to a shoul-der injury. Jim Greenway also ran in Class 1100 with an 8th place finish. Brian Potts and Chad Cummins were a DNF in Class 1000 after someone hit them from behind, tearing the right rear corner off of their car. Pit Captains Josh Gilliam, Noah Ostanik, Den-nis Crowley and Ed Jahn ef-ficiently dealt with all racers' needs, while "freezing their collective asses off." Glen Helen April 24th: Joe Giffin raced his short course . 1600 buggy. From Joe: "Still a little loose, so I spun it out a few times and ended up 4th in the first race. I broke a pushrod going across the finish line, so my day was over since I didn't have a spare, nor did anyone else." NORR A Mexican 1000 Rally: Kudos to Mike Pearl-man, Mike Novell and their talented staff for putting on an incredible event. This could be considered a first-time race, although one would never have known it by the precision organization of this five day peninsula run. All Checkers entries finished, and finished well. Chris Wilson won in Category SC driving a "prepped to original race con-dition" 1968 Stroppe Bronco; the Bronco that overalled the 1969 Mexican 1000 with Rod Hall and Larry Minor at the helm. In the interest of keep-ing everything "period cor-rect", he raced with an open face helmet, no Parker Pumper (duh!), no OPS and no radio or intercom. The "onboard rally computer" consisted of a stopwatch and a Sharpie stuck to the dash with Velcro and a few strips of duct tape to write notes on. He ran what could be considered a perfect race (short of the new Holley "clicker" fuel pump failing early, which was replaced by the 40 year·old "spare" that they removed during prep). They finished the race with the tires that they started on ... no flats ... the "nubs" were still on the brand new BFG spare. From CW's race report: "I glance into the mirror and notice the collection of vin-tage desert racing machinery around us. There is an AMC Javelin, an Edsel, James Gar-ner's Olds Banshee, Bob Gor-don's Chenowth beam car, the Robby Gordon Hay Hauler, Dr Feldkamp and Malcolm Smith in the old high jumper, Randy Salmont in the old leaf sprung Westham 8 truck, and many others. Reverend Roy Moore took 4th place in Category 4 piloting a 197 5 Meyers Tow'd, also going the "old school" route with an open face helmet, a checkered pattern bandana over his face "bandito" style and yes, no radio, intercom or OPS. The highlights of their race include a trailer which sel.{-destructed on Puertocitos Road, a mini-van· which took a rock to the oil pan while chasing the same section, a few sleepless nights prepping the car for the next day's specials and the trip home, collecting everything left along the Course. As of this writing, Coco has the trailer at his place and the minivan was still holding oil, thanks to the "JB Weld and tin can" structural reinforcement. Chad Cummings also finished 4th, racing a 5-1600 car in Cat-egory 9. Like the rest, Chad raced with an open face helmet and no frills. Not one to be outdone, Chad "kicked it up a notch" & left the POINTS AND CONDENSER in the VW distributor. Traveling with Rev Roy, Chad also was able to enjoy picking up the pieces of disintegrated chase hardware while heading north. James Connelly finished 7th in Category 2, driving a 1978 Bronco in a large field of full size trucks. From his race report: "We broke a motor mount in Laguna Salada. I borrowed a welder and made some gussets, and welded it back together -it held for the duration. I jumped out of the truck before Puertocitos, and chased the rest of the course to BOLA. We ran into Rev Roy just before Gonzaga -his chase was pulling a minivan through the desert on a rope. The minivan had chrome wheels and a hole in the trans pan. We drank shots of tequila ... gave him some cold beer. .. and watched his trailer fall apart. Just before Coco's I helped a bike rider change his tube -the rider mentioned some-thing about seeing ghosts and was glad we showed up to help. The race-truck needed some prep in BOLA. We chased down some fuel gremlins and some other things, did some testing, and were done by 4am. Day two was smooth & fast It was good to see Kras at the fin-ish lirie in Loreto -he hooked up the free beer for everyone. I got drunk, ate a cheeseburger buffet, and back to the room for some late night truck prep with the crew. Day three start-ed at 4:30am CA time and the truck won' t idle. Tore into the carb, cleaned the jets, and she worked like a charm. 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We drank free beers all night, ate fish tacos & nachos and rode some Carnival rides. We finished 7th in Category 2 and 24th overall. On our way back, we saw the minivan ... still in Gonzaga. A HUGE THANKS to ALL Checkers that made the trip down." Prospective Member Joe "Hauler" Desro-siers won Category 7 A, riding a 1975 CZ 400, a Czech built bike with about 4" of travel. From Joe: "We start in the dirt then hit a new wide road for a few miles before returning to the wretched rocky road to Gonzaga and Coco's corner. I catch and pass the Rambler and just as I pull out of their sight it happens. I hit the rock you never see but feel real well knocking the gas cap off and filling my goggles and mouth with gas. As I complete my flying "W" I luckily land on the seat quickly dropping my goggles to my neck just in time to hit a second more violent jolt knocking me -one handed into the air again. I'm not as lucky the second time as the bike kicks to the side and I land on my knees at over 70 mph. Somehow on the way down I get my other hand on the grip and the bars drop flat on the tank. It runs through my mind, "So this is how it is going to happen, I wonder how bad it will turn out?" I flip end over end violently a few times smashing into rocks with my helmet before begin-ning to slide down the side of the road landing knees first on a drainage culvert headwall. The bike rolls to a stop leav-ing on the side of the hill. I crawl to the top of the bank for help because I know I can-not get up on my own. Gary Dixon in the Lost Boys Rac-ing American Rambler stops and asks if I'm alright and if I need help. I ask him to please give me a hand getting back on my bike .He collect my gas jug, brings down some tools to lift the bars and gets some zip ties then picks up my bike for my. That saved me an hour. I tell him to get going and that I'll be alright now. THANKS FOR HELPING I yelled as they peel out. The bike starts in five kicks so we're back in the game. Slowly I begin to feel the extent of my damages and start looking for trail with-out big rocks to knock me off again. While hunting for terra smootha I notice the side hack and Chris Wilsons Bronco blow past me on the road. Mike Shatynski & George Earls class 9 car goes by along with the McMillin trio next Tim Morton on a very slow going XR600. Coco's comes up not soon enough and I meet one of the Hale brothers gassing me· up. Off to Laguna Chapala for the finish for the day." Although Checkers had no stationary pits planned for this event, Checkers Billy Robertson, Stuart Chase and Ralph Potts joined us for the entire run to La Paz, acting as chase crew for our entries. Steve "Dr Checker" Kas-sanyi made arrangements with NORRA to include the Check-ers in this historical event, hosting the Finish Line Recep-tions at the end of each day's sectlons. Bob Bower, from the Off Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF) co-hosted these "Hospitality Pits" with us. Our job was to assure the placement and availability of a cold beverage for all who crossed the Finish Lines. I must say, this was handled in an efficient manner, especially with the assistance of the Tecate Girls in La Paz. It was indeed, an epic race, one we certainly hope to be involved with in the years to come. SNORE DT 250 was the next race on our schedule. Travis Howard and Prospective Member Billy Gereghty were first in Class 1100 (SCORE Light). Since there was only one Checker entry, there were no Checker Pits. In other Checkers news, Mikey Childress is the proud father of a baby boy, Mikey Childress II On Saturday, May 15th, the ashes of our departed brother, Uncle Max Norris were re-leased from a drag chute at the El Mirage Speed Trials. Thanks to Thumper McDowell for arranging this. After eleven races in 2010, Checkers Off-Road has re-corded NINE WINS, SIX SEC-OND PLACE AND FOUR THIRD PLACE FINISHES FOR A TOTAL OF NINE-TEEN PODIUM FINISHES. OF THE 37 FINISHERS ON OUR BOOKS, ONLY THREE HAVE FINISHED OUTSIDE OF THE TOP TEN IN THEIR RESPECTIVE CLASSES. Until next month, just keep winning! Kras "Preserving Our Natural Resources FOR The Public Instead Of FROM The Public"..._ __ 4555 Burley Dr. Suite A • Pocatello, ID • 83202 ' . ~.",;;~---~~-~;;~~------,. The P1tlk ln8t1ad Of FROM TIii Pullllc" Address I We're Fighting For Your Access Rights! c· ·---------1 I Join the ljluenibbon Coalition ity I I 4555 Burley Or. 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Lucas took the early lead with second row starter Curt Geer slipping into second. Tucker managed to take the sec-ond spot but Lucas seemed to have the race in hand by quickly pulling breathing room from the pack. That is until Geer spun in turn four and Jeremy Aikins rolled in the same corner pausing the race. On the restart Tucker got the jump on Lucas but Lucas was able to retake the lead. Justin Smith moved up to second and was able to take the lead from Lucas in turn two. Lu-cas' bad luck continued on the last lap as Tucker drove inside of turn four for the second finish-ing spot. Lucas finished third. Qualifying fast time for Sun-day's event went to Austin Kim-brell (Unlimited UTV) with Corry Weller taking quick time for the SRl class. These two shared the front row on race day with Weller showing Kimbrell the quickest way to the front. Kimbrell couldn't hold off the pressure of Tyler Herzog and also saw Chad George get by. Kimbrell was determined to stay with George and got loose in the mogul section taking a hard hit into the guardrail, ending his day. There were 10 entries in Sat-urday's Kart Jr 2 class. Eddie Tafoya Jr set fast time so it was no surprise that he took the win in the 10-lap race. Maxwell Reis finished second after qualifying third behind Page Porter (Porter dropped to sixth in the race). Third place finisher was Shel-don Creed. Sunday's qualifying again saw Tafoya set fast time but this event didn't turn out as nice as the day before. Tafoya settled into third on the start behind Dustin Grabowski and Maxwell Reis. A few laps1 later he was sable to move inside the leader and started to distance himself from Grabowaki. The front run-ning order remained the same until after the mandatory yellow. Tafoya began pulling away from the pack when he broke going through the mogul section, giv-ing the lead to Grabowski. The front four stayed bunched up but Dustin Grabowski crossed over first with Reis second and Paige Porter third. Missing the podium was Jack Grabowski. ovERTISERB A ,<SEP UTV The UTV race consisted of two separate classes with a total of 16 cars. Austin Kimbrell proved quickest qualifier on Friday for the 1000cc 2WD SRI UTV class with Tyler Herzog being second fastest. Of the 4WD Unlimited UTV qualifiers it was John Dempsey posting a little faster time than Chad George. Things changed once the rac-ing started on Saturday as early leader Austin Kimbrell was able to hold off the hard charge of Herzog through the first half of the race but Kimbrell dropped out on the fifth lap. Once out front Herzog drove straight to the checkers with Gary Thomp-son second and Corry Weller Page 46 At the checkers it was Corry Weller showing the boys that she is one fast chick by taking overall and SR 1 wins. Chad George was second overall and first in the Unlimited class. RJ Anderson was second and Robert Vanbee-kum was third Unlimited. Doug Mittag crossed over fifth overall and second SRl, third SRl was Tyler Herzog. Trophy Kart A total of 16 Modified Karts took the field° in race three of the series. Mitchell Dejong was able to set quick time with his best speed of 94.587 mph edg-ing out Bradley Morris' best speed of 93.672 mph. ,Some-times qu-alifying fast doesn't cross over to the race but this time Dejong made good by. tak-ing the checkers with Brandon Vermillion second and Sheldon In Kart Jr 1 Brock Heger dominated the action on Satur-day by setting fast time then win-ning his event over Elliott Wat-son (who qualified fifth). Cole Mamer took third. In Sunday's race fast time was set by Jack Yeiser but Yeiser couldn't match the effort of Brock Heger and had to settle for second. Yeiser, Cole Mamer and Elliott Watson all ran tight up front but each had to settle for their running order at the finish. • Aprll 2010 NG THE ,:,EPo,:,TI --•EVVBI ,:,oAD •• Dusty Times

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