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2010 Volume 27 Number 7 Dusty Times Magazine

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7 Volume 27 • Number 7 • July 2010 Celeb,ating ou, 27~h Yea, OF se,viee To The OFF Road communit covering the world of competition in the dirt •••

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Volume 27 -Number 7 July 2010 Publisher Emeritus Jean Calvin Editor John Calvin Associate Editor Judy Smith Editorial Assistant Bekki Wikel Controller John Calvin Marketing Pat Caplan Circulation Vance Scott Contributor· Scott Bottomley J. P;eston Bradshaw Jim Culp Mike Del Col Nicole Del Col Steve Hilton Victor Gazca Martin Holmes Rod Koch Byrle Moore Ste~-e Ruddick Maurice Selden Darryl Smith Tony Tellier Trackside Photo 11;0.H.E. ~o.-. ..... , ...... _._...,._. 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 liahiliry for omL5sions or errors. All ads may be subject to editing. DUSTY-TIMES: (ISSN 8750-1732) is published monthly by Hillside Racing Corp, 20761 Plummer St., Chat5worth, CA 91311, (818) 882-0004 with additional Dusty Times, LLC offices at 415 . Higgins Avenue, Suite lA, Missoula, MT 19802. Copyright by Hillside Racing Corp, No part of rhis 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., 1·n This Issue~--SCORE Baja 500 by Judy Smith ............................................................... 8 Rally ew Zealand by Martin Holmes ..................................................... 16 SNORE At Caliente by Alan Madden .................................................... 20 NORRA Mexican 1000 by Judy Smith ................................................... 26 MDR Ridgecrest 200 by J Preston Bradshaw ........................................... 30 Lucas Oil At Las Vegas by Homer Eubanks ............................................ 34 DEPARTMENTS Happenings ............................................................................................. 5 Trail Notes ................................. , ............................................................. 6 Good Stuff Directory ........................................................................... 42 Classified Ads ........................................................................................ 47 Index To Advertisers .............................................................................. 47 ON THE COVER A great overall win at the SCORE Baja 500 for Andy and Scott McMillin, they drove their Ford F-150 to the finish line in 9: 15: 13. Well Done! Photo by P.J. Springman - Trackside Photo Steve Appleton teamed with Mike Julson to take Class I honors at the SCORE Baja 500, seen here beautifully airborne in their Jimco Chevy. Photo by Nick Rettie - Trackside Photo Art Director Larry Worsham Visit Our Website at SNAPSHOT OF. THE MONTH ••• Dave Shoppe took the Class 8 lead early on in the 1984 SCORE Baja 1000 and never looked back, seen here in mid course. DUSTY TIMES will feature pictures of similar "funnies" or woes on thL5 page each month. Send us your snapshot of something comic or some disaster for consideration. DUSTY TIMES will pay $10 for the picrnre used. lf you wish the photo returned, enclose a stamped, selfoddresseJ envelope. Only black & white prints, up to 8xl0 will he considered. . Dusty Times July 2010 Seed-4,e,,e,td-e 7fUUU/ to, DUSTY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! □ 1 year -$25.00 □ 2 years -$40.00 □ 3 years -$55.00 (to subscribe online go to □ NEW □ RENEWAL Name _______________________ _ Address ______________________ _ City ______________________ _ State ________________ Zip _______ _ Primary Interest Cars. D Trucks O Motorcycles 0 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 Page 3

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2010 Happenings ... RACING 7210 GATEWAY EAsr EL PASO, TX 79915 FAJR HAVEN, VT 05743 (802) 265-8618 CLAIRTON Hi-JACKERS I.C.O. TOM DELAUDER SR 1091 TWP. LINE ROAD WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 CMC CONTINENTAL MoTOSPORT CLUB P.O. Box 3187 lOK FOUR WHEELERS P.O. Box36 CLEVES, OHIO 45002 <4x4 forever.erg> (All e11ents staged at the club grounds in Cle11es. Ohio) 4x4 FOREVER, Lm. 1665 DELAWARE ST. 0sHKOSH, W1 54901 AMERICAN RALLY SPORT GROUP, INc. 3650 SollT'H POINTE CIRCLE, Sum 205 LAUGHLIN, NV 89208 (702) 298-8171/FAX: (702) 521-0597 < E Mail: AMERICAN TRIALS ASSOCIATION AMA Obsert1ed Trials Southern California Championship Series BILL MAllKuM, 2010 PRESIDENT (909) 860-1857 24 HR HOTLINE, 2010 (714) 562-7742 E MAIL: BMARK909@AOL.COM <> ASOCIACION EsTATAL DE AUTOMOVILISMO SAM WELL, TECH lNSPECTOR Arm42 SAN Jost DEL CASO BAJA CALIFORNIA DEL SUR. MEXICO AUSTRALIAN OFF ROAD C HAMPIONSHIP DARRYL SMITH 19 SOMERS ST. CASHMERE, QUEENSLAND, 4500, AUSfRALIA DUSTY TIMES AUTOCROSS QUEBEC OFF ROAD CLASS 10 CARS ONLY RENALD V AlLLANCOURT 3069 DAGENAJS WEST LAVAL QUEBEC, CANADA H7P 1T7 (450) 622-4440 < indexpag.html> BAJA CUP CHALLENGE BAJA PRoTRUCK OFF RoAD RAcE SERIES 14402 BOND COURT EL CAJON, CA 92021 619-~0-6252 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/ ATV <> MC/ Quad/UTV August 19-21, 2010 Vegas to Reno All Classes October 15-17, 2010 Bluewaater Desert Challenge Parker, AZ Car/T ruck/UTV December 3-5, 2010 Henderson 250 Henderson, NV All Classes BORE RACING Allen Gerber 801-380-9011 - after 5pm please July 10, 201 Dusty Times 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 Euents At California Cit:,, CA BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY R.R.3 BRIGHTON, ONTARIO, CANADA KOK-lH0 (613) 475-1102/ FAX (613) 47~3250 CAJOR CLUB AUTOMOVILISTA ]UARENSE DE CHAMPIONSHIP OFF-ROAD (915) 593-4848 RALPH GARCIA 011-52-16-17-45-42 CEsAR FUENTES CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES <> CANNING ATTRACTIONS P.O. Box400 MAYWOOD, CA 90270 (323) 560-SHOW CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box645 PIERRE, SD 57501 DAVE ADAMS (PILOTS AND BAJAS) (605) 224-9481 DoN ENGLEMAN (Bn<ES) (605) 224-4967 CHAMPLAIN VALLEY RACING ASSOCIATION C.J. RICHARDS P.O. Box332 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 HERACUO PATINO (011 52 616-5-22-07) CLUB AUTOMOVILISTICO SAN VICENTE San Vicente Off Road ENSENADA, BC, MEXICO USA JAN WRIGHT (011 52 61746834) RAMON CASTRO & RUBEN ACEVEDO (61637/ 7 0034) MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690-3178 Fax: (714) 367-1608 CODE OFFROAD MADERO 621-A MEXICALI, MEXICO 21100 760-455-8069 USA 01 J-52-686-553-4087 MEXICO rnx July 16-18, 2010 Orw Gran Prix Tecate B.C., MX October 1-3, 2010 Mexicana Logistics.JOO Mexicali, B.C., MX December 3-5, 2010 Race Ready Mexicali-San Felipe, B:C., MX CoLORADOlhLL CLIMB ASSOCIATION BARB VAHSHOLTZ, PRESIDENT (719) 531-3642 W/(719)687-9827 H Continued on page 6 Fiberglass Body Panels Long Travel & Lift Kits Disc Brake Kits Fenders, hoods, doors, bedsides, & dashes for trucks, baja bugs, Trophy Karts, UlV's. Suspension kits from Blitzkrieg, CST, Camburg, ICON, Total Chaos, & Built to order Wllwood, CNC & ProAm kits. Mazzulla. ...., <' Mazzulla Chevy 1 500 Lone-Travel Kit" Wilwood Heavy Duty 9 " Rear Disc Brake Kit Prep Supplies Shock Replacement Parts Wheel Bearings & Seals -Motor & Gear Oil -Additives -Shafts -Power Steering Fluid -Oil & Air Filters -Seals -CV Grease -Brake Fluid -Shock Bodies -And Much Morel -Valving Shims -Pistons -Shock Oil KINS OFF fl:OAO ~4'fCtNO '5.NOCtC:S. -Hub Bearings & Seals -Bearing Housing Assemblies -Spindle Bearings Axle & CV Components Heims1 Bungs, & Spacers Tires & Wheels -300M Solid & Gundrilled Axles -Heims & Rod Ends -Type II, 930, 934, CVs -Standard & Hi-Mis Spacers -Single & Double Boots Systems -Threaded Round & Square Bungs -Unlballs July 2010 Tires from MIT, Yokohama, Toyo, & Sand Tires Unlimited with a wide selection of beadlock wheels available. Pages

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Trail Notes ... ANEW DRIVER -Our congratulations go out to Bryan and Jessica Freeman on the birth of their son, Bryan Kenneth Freeman Jr. He came into this world on May 14, 2010. We wish him a long life with health and happiness and lots of love. We're sure Bryan is already having a race car built for their new boy. JOHNSON/GORDON/GAUGHAN -We have to put a word in here for our NASCAR off road racers. Jimmy Johnson won the Save Mart 350 at Sonoma on Sunday, second place went to Robby Gordon and the night before, in the Nationwide Series our own Brendan Gaughan took third place honors at the Bucyrus 200 at Road America. Congrats to all of them and we hope to see many more up front finishes in the future. TOM GEVISS JoINs.MAsTERCRAFf TEAM -Tom Geviss joins MasterCraft Racing as co-driver for SCORE desert races. As the 2010 SCORE International desert racing series unfolds, MasterCraft Racing continues to solidify their position at the front of the -premier SCORE Trophy Truck class. First, MasterCraft Racing put desert and short-course off-road racing legend, Rob MacCachren, in a Rockstar Energy-sponsored Jimco truck for the entire 2010 season. Then, for the second and notoriously roughest desert competition of the SCORE series, MasterCraft Racing managed to put all three of their Jimco trucks in the top ten of the crowded SCORE Trophy Truck class during the San Felipe 250. Now, MasterCraft Racing has once again "uped the ante" by securing "Turbo Tom" Geviss as the co-driver of the No. 30 SCORE Trophy Truck campaigned by driver of record and MasterCraft Safety CEO, Robbie Pierce. "I don't think I could find a more experienced co-driver on Earth," Pierce commented. "Tom has done it all. Whether it i desert racing, rock-crawling or navigating through Dakar, Tom epitomizes the ideal co-driver I want sitting in my right seat. His level of experience undoubtedly elevates our sport and my team," added Pierce. During his 30 years of racing in both the driver's and passenger's seats, Geviss has accumulated five Baja 1000 victories and numerous class and series championships as well. Tom was also named the driver of record for the Man race support vehicle for Robby Gordon's 2009 Dakar program in the H3 Hummer. Navigating the treacherous and diverse South American terrain in the Man race support vehicle has added an incredible level of experience to Geviss' already inipressive resume. "I am confident that Robbie and I can add ✓.1 few more trophies to the mantle," said a smiling Geviss. Pierce joins a who's-who list of talent that has teamed with "Turbo Tom", including off-road royalty such as Larry Ragland, Jon Nelson, Robbie Gordon, NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson, John Marking, and most recently, Jesse James. Geviss's new home will be in the No. ·30 Jimco-built SCORE Trophy Truck outfitted with MasterCraft Safety 30 suspension seats and complimented by MasterCraft Safety five-point restraints and SFl-approved _3.2A/5 MasterCraft Safety race suit. MasterCraft Safety's full-line of performance seating offers both comfort and protection in high "G" load situations and provides an 84% reduction of energy in a 50 G load impact. More information on the company's high-quality products can be found by visiting NEW LOOK FoR LETNER RACING -Those familiar with the blaze orange streak of Letner Racing's Alpha, Class One car as it passes by, won't know what hit them as the car has taken on a whole new look. The Alpha is now drenched in satin black with silver highlights and a stunning King Shocks blue. The unique paint treatment applied by Robert Alatorre at Radesigns looks like it was painted over brushed aluminum even though the Alpha's body panels are constructed from fiberglass. The King Shocks blue perfectly matches the anodized billet aluminum parts on the 3.5 and 4.0 inch King Bypass Shocks front and rear. "Since we put the 3.5's on the front it's handled like a new car so we decided to give it a new look" said driver Harley Letner. The Letner Racing Team works with King Shocks to develop new designs. Fourth generation racers Harley Letner and Kory Halopoff push the limits of Kings designs to provde valuable real world testing data under extreme conditions. Their results speak for themselves as the Letner Team heads off to Mexico to attempt Back to Back wins at the SCORE, Baja 500 offroad race. The . Letner team has a new look and a new weapon in the 3.5'' shocks but the teams winning ways are still the same. 714-530-8701 info 12842 Joy Street Garden Grove, CA 92840 NEW SERIES FoR LUCAS OlL - Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Introduces Lucas Oil Off Road Regional Series Organization. Tthe Lucas Oil Off · Road Racing Series, with the support of Lucas Oil Products, introduced the groundbreaking off road 'racing organization; the Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Racing Series. Under the guidance of Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Director, Tony Vanillo, the Regional Series will unite burgeoning short course off road racing series throughout the country under one umbrella. Flagship series joining the organization are the Arizona Short Course Championship based in Phoenix, Arizona, the Glen Helen Short Course Off Road Racing Series based in San Bernardino, California and the traveling General Tire TROPHYLITE Series. Spearheading the developmental program, Vanillo shared his vision for the Regional Series. "As the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series continues to grow while developing long term, permanent facilities, we have become increasingly more conscious of the need to nurture the next generation of short course off road racer." Vanillo continued, "With this in mind, we instituted this program to provide us with a platform to build the sport at a grass roots level while allowing us to share our resources with these promising series as we unite them under one unified organization." While each individual regional organization will retain a level of managerial autonomy, they will share a host of benefits including available insurance, a unified rules package, common classes, as well as technical and safety support. Additional Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series marketing and media assistance will also be made available to participating series. Pauhd.uuQqffmfRrigSE The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series is the evolution of the long standing support of short course racing by Forrest. Lucas and Lucas Oil Products. Steeped in the Midwest tradition of short course off road racing infused with a West Coast influence, Lucas Oil Off Road Racing brings intense four wheel door to door action to challenging, fan friendly tracks. Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series: This is Short Course. For more information please visit MACCACHREN IN FOR McGRATH AT SALT LAKE - As part of the Stronghold Motorsports race team, motocross superstar Jeremy McGrath is quickly-establishing himself as a force to be reckoned with in the Lucas Oil Off-Road Series (LOORS) highly competitive Pro 4 Unlimited class. Unfortunately, scheduling conflicts will force McGrath to miss Rounds 7 and 8 of short course action at Miller Motorsports Park. near Salt Lake Page& P.O Box8286 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80933 (719) 653-8449 CORP P.O. Box392 CALEXICO, CA 92232 HECTOR CERECER 011-52-65-66-4458 CORR SERIES 270 NEWPORT CENTER 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 BLVD., SUITE 208 LoNG BEACH, CA 90802 (562) 755-2278/FAX: (562) 590-7925 <> DECATUR FoUR WHEEL DRlVE 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 EAs1'ERN OFF-ROAD RACING AssN. TOM DELAUDER, SR. 1091 TOWNSHIP LINE ROAD WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 ENsENADA BAJA OFF RoAD RACING Av. REFORMA 1136 ENSADA, BC, MX 0ll-52-646-1818989 Eus10 0ll-52-646-1715230 AARON Races for buggys & Motorcycles EsTERO BEACH INTERNATIONAL Short Course Racing VICTORIA GALINDO ENSENADA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO 0ll-52-646-176-6230 FORDA FLORIDA OFF RoAD DRIVER'S AssocIATION JASON LEIBIN (727) 376-4176 Mar, Apr, May, Nov at Davidson Racewa:y FUDPUCKER RACING TEAM 1855 PARKWAY DRIVE s. EL MONTE, CA 91733 626-442-9320/959-579-6l51FAX GENERAL TIRE TROPHYLITE SERIES DRIVE RACING ORGANIZATION 760-3:i2-6020 Las Vegas, NV GLEN HELEN OFF-ROAD SHORT COURSE SERIES PO Box6950 SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92412 CONTACT: Bos BEYER, OFF-ROAD DIREC-TOR PHONE: (909) 815-5811 Slwrt course, stadium and desert race classes August 28, 2010 Round #5 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 DIRECTOR July 2010 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 Nehraska Raceway Park, Exit 420 on 1-80 between Omaha and Lincoln.) For latest info check <> HIGH PLAlNs OFF RoAD RAcING 2000 W. QUINCY AVENUE #B ENGLEWOOD, CO 80110 303-806-8062/ 303-781-0974 fax INTERNATIONAL lcE RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 8105 ST. PAUL, MN 55108 STEVEBEDDOR (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 KAMLooPS OFF RoA1> RAcING Whispering Pines Sports & Recreation Center KAMLOOPS, 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 JIMARUTA (408) 247-4402 LOORRS LUCAS OIL OFF RoAD RACING SERIES August 7-8, 2010 Southern California Venue TBA SepteQ1.ber 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 Phoeoix, 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 Mm-AMERICA OFF RoAD AssocIA TION 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 4FAX: (626) 579-6051 E-Mail: <> 2010 California Championship Series 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 20i0 Superstition Championship Series All Races 2010 at Plaster City, West/East 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. FUNT, MI.A8506 (810) 730-9221 MOTOWEST WINTER TRlALs SERIES BILL MARlcHAM (909) 860-1857 <> All events at Perris Raceway (At Reed Valley wich a school) NATIONAL Muo RACING AssN. RT. #l, 2010 Box 380 DAVE OR MARLENE RYAN PALATKA, FL 32177 (904) 325-5422 NATIONAL TUFF TRUCK AssN. Butch Chapin Motorsports Promo-tions · 1404 EAsr 3RD STREET 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) (Thunder Valley located 15 minutes from Spring Valley) NORRA NATIONAL OFF RoAD RAcING AssocIATION (661) 268-1232 OFF RoAD EXPo SPIN CoMMUNICATIONS (415) 380-3890 OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION Volunteered Series PREsiDENT, 2010 GEOFF LEE 1243 TRICE ROAD Dusty Times

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7 LEBANON, TN 37087 (615) 453-5830 CLASS R.EP., 2010 1/2-1600 BRUCE MEYERS (865) 453-1005 CLASS REP., 2010 9 & UNLTD. MICHAEL MOORE (334) 271-7035 0lT!1AWREP. DON PONDER (314) 631-8190 (All Races at Wheeling in the Count, 900 Acres) OHIO OFF RoADERS INc. 1427 GOSHEN HILLS ROAD S.E. NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO 44663 JIM !CENDEL (216) 339-4674 All races held at Harrison County Fairgrounds. Cadiz, Ohio ONTARIO OFF ROAD RACERS ASSOCIATION RlcK T1cHBOURNE, Pusuc RELATIONS (519)-681-4192(H)/(519) 457-2913(W) OUTLA w SEVEN PICKUP . 9269 UMMELMAN ST. Louis, MO 63123 _(314) 631-8140/Fax: ((314) 631-1921 PACE MOTOR SPORTS U.S. Off Road Championship 495 N. COMMONS ORNE AURORA, IL 60504 (630) 566-6100 <> PENNsn v ANIA SHORT COURSE RACING SMITHTON HOLE RACEWAY 313 SKYLINE ORNE SMITHTON, PA. 15479 MIKE GEISER 330-683-6263 Short Course Offroad Racing All Races At Smithton Hole Raceway PlKEs PEAK P.O. Box 6962 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80934 (719) 685-4400 PINE BARRENS ROUGH RIDERS OFF ROAD RACING CHATSWORTH, NJ (856) 875-7591 PRo 1600 SHOOTOUT COREY GOIN . 559-647-6132 GOINRACIN@HOTMAIL.COM PURE ENERGY PROMOTIONS P.O. Box50 RICKETTS, IA 51460 (712) 679-2221 RALLY AMERICA <> <> July 16-17, 2010 New England Forest Rally Bethel, ME < RocK CRAWLERS AssocIATION OF AMERICA P.O. Box 1406 RlvERTON, UT 84065 (801) 446-5337/Fax: (801) 253-3176 SAN Dn:Go SHORT COURSE WINTERNATIONALS A New Series lry Snowbird Off Road Racing Pro Tmcks, Desert Tmcks, Buggies, Pilots, Tough Tmck <> (858) 571-5088 SAN DIEGO OFF RoAD ExrosmoN (888) 836 7918 SCCA RoADRALLY P.O. Box 19400 TOPEKA, KS 66619 800-770-2055 <> SFX MoTORSPORTS GROUP 495 N. 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CALZADA lNDEPENDENCIA 200 -5 COL. lNSURGENTES EsTE 21280 MEXICALI, BC, MX (686) 564 6653 Attention Race & Rally Organizers Trail Notes ... City, Utah. So who will Stronghold Motorsports get to fill McGrath's sizeable • · shoes for the June 26th and 27th competition? It would have to be someone up to Stronghold Motorsport's exacting standards -someone who could maintain the excellence provided by McGrath and teammates Rob Naughton, Marty Hart, and Chuck Cheek. Driving the Stronghold Motorsports' Pro 4 Unlimited truck at Miller Motorsports Park will be none other than three time Borg Warner Cup winner, Rob MacCachren. "This is a great opportunity to have another championship driver as a part of our team - even if it is just for one round. Rob's reputation as a driver precedes him," stated the confident team owner, Scott Bailey. MacCachren will serve double-duty, campaigning his Rockstar Energy Drink Pro 2 Unlimited truck in addition to the Stronghold Motorsports Pro 4 Unlimited. Earning back-to-back wins in the Pro 2 Unlimited truck class during Rounds 5 and 6 and also claiming the checkered flag during Sunday's Round 4 action at Speedworld Motorsports Park, Rob MacCachren has earned victories in three out of the last four rounds of racing. ·Leading the Pro 2 Unlimited field by 39 points, MacCachren will undoubtedly bring this same competitive edge to the Pro 4 Unlimited class and add more trophies to the growing collection. TEAM Tovo -Team Toyo® recently gained three new members, Aaron Daugherty, Lucas Oil Off Road Series Pro Lite Unlimited driver; Darnen Jefferies, SCORE-International Trophy Truck driver; and Ian Baker, champion SCCA® ProSolo® driver. Daugherty, from Las Vegas, Nevada, drives the Daugherty Racing .2009 Ford Ranger equipped with Toyo® Open Country M/T® tires. Powered by a 2.3-liter four cylinder engine pumped full of steroids, his truck competes in short course off-road racing where the equipment is hammered into submission during each event. With the inclusion of Daugherty, Team Toyo now has drivers competing in all of the pro ranks in the truck classes, including Pro·2 Unlimited and Pro 4 Unlimited. Jefferies, from Apple Valley, California, pilots the #22 Jefferies Racing K&N Filters Chevrolet Silverado Trophy Truck equipped with Open Country M/T-R tires. Powered by a 735-horsepower Chevy race engine, this SCORE International and Best In The Desert series past champion will be a force on Toyo tires. "We are excited to have Aaron Daugherty, Darnen Jefferies and Ian Baker join Team Toyo," said Stan Chen, manager of events and motorsports, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. "They are accomplished drivers in their sports and their presence will further strenghten the visibility of the Toyo Tires brand in the light truck and sports car segments." B ITO VEGAS To RENO -August 19-21.are the dates for the "Double Points" race. With two races in the books for Best In The Desert's five-race "American Off-Road Racing Series" championship for its car and truck classes, key overall points, along with individual class points chases are beginning to take shape with the epic TSCO "Vegas to Reno" off-road race looming on the horizon. With 184 points, Chris Appleton of Boise, 'Idaho leads the overall standings as well as sitting at the top of Class 1500. He is followed closely by fellow Class 1500 racers Garrick Freitas and Steve Croll at second and third in both the overall and Class 1500 standings. Not far behind are Vince Galewick (fourth), Shawn Croll (fifth), Travis Chase (sixth), and Adam Pfankuch (seventh) as Class 1500 racers dominate the top ten overall points standings. This is due largely to the tight competition and huge fields of open Class 1500 cars that Best In The Desert attracts for its popular series. With his overall victory at the season opening Parker "4 25" and a third in class finish at the Silver State "300", Las Vegas' B.J. Baldwin comes in at eighth overall in points as well as leading the Class 1400 "Trick Truck" ranks. Tied for ninth overall at 148 points each is Marc Ewing, currently second in Class 1400, and Class 1000 leader Corey Keysar. Rounding out the top ten overall is also a tie between "Trick Truck" driver Steve Sourapas and Class 7200 points leader Alan A. Hogan, both with 147 points. Other Best In The Desert class points leaders include Lee Banning Sr. (Class ll00), Troy Vest (Class 1200), Jim Hunt (Class 1700 JeepSpeed), Kevin Smith (Class 2000), Dave Schneider (Class 4400 Utra 4), Gary Messer (Class 6000 Trophylite), Blake Henn (Class 7100), Kellon Walch (Class 7300), and Tim Casey (Class 8100). Having won every race in 2009 and coming off back-to-back wins so far in 2010, Dr. Macrae Glass sits atop Class 8000 for open pickups in his KC HiLiTES Ford F-150. Having a banner year so far, Chris Appleton not only leads the overall points standings, he's also in the top spot for the coveted "Rookie of the Year" award with 184 points. Not far back, in second place with 164 points is Travis Chase. Both are Class 1500 drivers. With over 300 entries from across the U.S., Canada and Europe expected, plus this being a DOUBLE POINTS race, a lot will be riding on the line toward the year end points tally when the green flag drops on this year's TSCO "Vegas to Reno". This is by far the flagship event and one of the most popular races on Best In The Desert's schedule. Could there be big points standing shake ups looming or will the leaders begin to separate themselves from the rest of the field? That's what makes TSCO "Vegas to Reno" such a grand adventure. It's certifiably the Longest Off-Road Race in the United States at nearly 550 miles in length with tough, challenging terrain, extreme elevation changes, and a monumental battle of the_ top racers in the sport. Red Bull will be supporting contingency at the Aliante Station Resort & Casino in North Las Vegas, and also at the finish line at the Dayton, Nevada Event Center, where this year spectators will be able to view the actual high speed finish. Red Bull is also supporting the Vildosola #21 Ford Trick Truck race team, driven by proven competitor Gustavo Vildosola, Jr., aka Tavo. Best i"n the Desert is providing LIVE internet video coverage of contingency and race day, plus LIVE tracking of every car, truck, and UTV team, sponsored by General Tire and Team Ford -the number one Ford dealer in Las Vegas. Reasonably priced sponsorships of the coverage are available for interested parties, contact Don Fall at 619-258-6225 or email: List your coming events in DUSTI TIMES free. It is the only way some fans know about your event, if they don't happen to be on your club mailing list. Don't call, but mail your· 2010 schedules as soon as possible for listing in this column; it could bring you some extra entries! Mail your race or rally schedule to: Dusty Times, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311-5003 INAUGURAL VoRRA XTREME OUTLAWS 250 - 'Chuck Dempsey drove to first in class 1 and first overall in the inaugural Vorra Xtreme Outlaw 250 in Reno Nevada on June 19, 2010 beating out 60 other racers. A race that was just a vision 3-months ago came full circle to be one of the best desert races northern Nevada. Last minute permit and land owner issues prompted course changes less than a day before the race and a new road was cut down what is referred to now as "D9 Canyon"; a 4-mile, 1500' elevation drop to make the 60 mile loop reality. World famous Mustang Ranch provided the start/finish line area while the Grand Sierra Resort hosted registration and tech along with the "Xtreme Leap". The top vehicles in class are listed here. A full story will be in the August Is sue of Dusty Times. Class 1 -Chuck Dempsey, John Harrah and Chad Guiguirre. Class 10 - Patrick Timmons, Red Team Racing and Dennis Hunter. Group T -Greg Jones, Sam Cothrun and Scott Rodgers. Ultra 4 -Kevin Yoder, Brad Falin and Jesse Haines. Class 1600 -Vince Viola, Joe Kirsch. Class 7 - Mike Shaffer, Emily Miller, Roger Ceballos. Sportsman -Jason Sacks, Terry Shelton and Tim Stockwell. Continued an page 47 July 2010 Page7

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E TECATE BAJA 500 McMillins overall By Judy Smith Ensenada, MX: Once again, the father-son team of Scott and Andy McMillin teamed to take home the overall car/truck tro-phy in Baja with a steady drive in their Ford Trophy Truck. The 500 had a healthy entry at 289, including bikes and quads, and surprisingly, the big-gest class was the Trophy Trucks, where there were 39 starters. And when the race was over and the last stragglers counted, the cars and trucks had a finish rate of 62 percent. On the day before the race, Contingency Day, the BFGo-odrich Tire folks made some special presentations at the pre-event press conference. In cel-ebration of their 35 years of rac-ing with SCORE, which includ-ed 26 victories in the 500 and 23 in the 1000, Jeff Cumming, Frank DeAngelo and Roberts Kukainis awarded handsome "championship rings" to several teams. A pair went to Mark Post and Rob MacCachren, 2007 winners, another to Roger Nor-man and Larry Roeseler, for their win in 2008, and still an-other to Scott and Andy McMil-lin for their 2009 victory. Also at that press conference, Sal Fish, SCORE's CEO, who is always personally involved in laying out and marking the race Brian Wilson and Sammy Ehrenberg were the big winners in the Class 1/2-1600 fracas, they're seen here in their Kruger. The Class 5 gold medal went to Drew Belk and Jim Anderson, they had two and a half hours on their competition at the checkers. Pages Photos: Trackside Photo Steve Appleton and Mike Julson pooled their talents and drove their Jimco-Chevy to the Class 1 victory, here at high speed. Trinidad, and then out through trying to go home. the vineyards. In this area there Bikes and quads started in was severe damage from the the morning at 6 a.m. and the rainstorms that had plagued the first truck went off the line area, and the racers found the three hours after the last Sports-trail considerably more difficult man Bike/Quad rider, at about than in the past. Once at High- · 10 a.m. All racers in all classes way 1 they turned south instead started one-at-a-time, 30 seconds of the usual north, and headed apart. All racers were required out to the beach, which they to carry the lri-Track sending hit at about Mile 307. At that equipment, which tracks their 'point they went northward, past movements along the course, Erendira, through Santo Tomas, and for the cars and trucks, pro-up the pavement, and to Urua-vides two-way communications pan. Here they might run into in the event of an emergency. courses, said it was "the hardest trouble, and the later it got the There were four stop-check-500 I've tackled." He added that worse the trouble was as the hills points along the way, where there'd been a lot of problems turned soft and became jammed race vehicle numbers were taken the previous three months be-up with stuck cars. After Urua-down by SCORE personnel, cause of the hurricane and rain pan it was the usual stuff, back and 22 virtual checkpoints at storms and the earthquake that towards Ojos, with some more various points along the course. shook the peninsula on Eas-soft and difficult hills to con-The virtual (or VCP) check-ter Sunday. He said he's used quer. Once across the pavement points would be recorded by the "picks, shovels and front loaders it was the outbound course in Iritrack devices, and become a to get the course in shape." the opposite direction, all the part of the vehicle's record. If The course took itself up to way to the finish. All vehicles a VCP wa6 missed, it meant a Ojos Negros, then eastward, had a 22 hour time limit. racer had not taken the correct crossing the highway, and climb- Racel.'s found it a difficult route at that point, and there ing the rocks to the Summit at and challenging drive this year, would be an automatic penalty Mile 106. The rocks were devoid as Mother Nature had added of ten minutes added to the fin-of dirt this time, and very hard her touches to many areas of the ish time of the race team. It can , to drive over and through, and trail: gouging out new washes, be seen that this means a very a big jam ensued, quite early piling sand in some areas and to-big job reviewing all the records in the day. Maybe that helped tally removing it in others. The of every racer who finishes. some in the long run, because weather did stay nice, except, of The work starts immediately there was a very thorough mili-course, that it was hot on the upon the first finisher's arrival tary checkpoint on the east-east side of the peninsula. But at the finish line, and goes on bound highway near Ojos, and the notorious beach fog that 'til the final car straggles in just the jam-up there was reported to has plagued the last several 500 short of its 22 hour time limit. be well over two hours, so that events, did not settle in to hand-It's a huge job. The number of some pit crews found it hard to icap the late finishers this year. on-course infractions has been get to Borrego in time to service There was, instead, a pletho-drastically .reduced since the their vehicles. ra of insurmountable hills. Over inception of the GPS tracking/ Once they'd cleared the sum-and over racers told of having penalty era. This year, while mit the racers ran north to to "wait in line" for their turn many teams incurred penalties Cohabuzo Junction, and then at a hill. And as it got later into of a few minutes for speeding, swept eastward and southward, the wee hours of the morning, or ten minutes for missing a to 'Borrego. There they ran on some reported that they'd been VCP, very few blew the rules the south side of the highway brought to a halt by locals who'd badly enough to lose positions. for a bit, then crossed and went got themselves stuck on the It's taken a while, but most rac-up the San Matias wash, to hills. No one seemed to know ers do now seem to understand cross at Mike's Road and head why the locals were there. They that continued racing in Mexico up the hill to lhe "Y" intersec- may have been helpihg, or try- is contingent upon certain rules tion. At that point they turned ing to help, racers get to the top. and regulations being observed. back downhill, towards Valle de They may have been spectators The race was overshadowed .-------'-----------------------,,..,.....,,........,...,.,...,.......,_..,..,, by a frightening accident, in Alonso Angulo and Mario Reynoso took the Class 5/1600 win at the 500, they're seen at high speed heading down course. July 2010 which first-time Baja bike racer, Tim Nugent, from Georgia, was hit by Trophy Truck racer, and overall contender, Roger Nor-man. Nugent had moved over to let another Trophy Truck pass and didn't realize that Norman was· right there, attempting to close up and make a pass him-self. As Norman concentrated on getting close enough to go by the other Trophy Truck, the bike was suddenly in front of him, and just as suddenly, he'd. hit it. He stopped and got on the radio asking for help, and · by some lucky circumstance a Mexican doctor was nearby. Norman's chase truck, with a paramedic on board was also Dusty Times T

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• turns, I had to stop and back up for seven turns." LeDuc re-ported that he'd "passed 22 cars -it was a blast." And Vanderwey echoed the sentiment, saying, "That was fun -just a lot of fun." Their time was 9:45:46. In sixth place it was the team of Rick D. Johnson and Bob Shepard in Johnson's Ford. Shepard started and went to Mile 156, where Johnson climbed in. He said they'd had "dust all day", and thought maybe he hadn't been aggressive enough. He'd had "no flats, nothing". Their time was 9:49:49. It was a nice Class 6 win for David Caspino and Robert Mason, seen here flying their Ford Ranger down the course. Dan and Tom Chamlee sped to the Class 7 win in their good lookin' Ford Ranger, seen here at one of their many lift-offs. Seventh was earned by Bryce Men;zies and Larry Job, in a Ford. Menzies started and went all the way to Santo Tomas (about 340 miles) where he put Job in because he was tired. Job had never driven the truck, but he had pre-run some of that section . Their day was almost trouble-free. Menzies got stuck at about Mile 8, and was block-ing the course, so Brian Collins pulled him out. Their time was 10:23:29, which includ-ed penalties for an illegal pre-run and highway speed, which dropped them one position in the standings. soon there, and after about 15 agonizing moments, Norman was persuaded to go on. Nugent had two 1:5roken legs, but no life-threatening injuries, and was speedily air-lifted to a hospital in the states. Two weeks later he was about to be transported back to Georgia, where it is expected he will make a full re-covery. Norman was clearly and understandably very shaken by the incident. For most of the finishers, there was no such scary drama in their day. But it was a dif-ficult race thanks to the machi-nations of the weather and the earthquake, and very few teams breezed through the day. Andy McMillin said he'd had no trouble on his section of the course, but described the race as "tough, very tough. It's amazing how this equipment survives." Dusty Times He then pointed to his dad, Scott, who was still sitting in the cab of the truck after finishing, and described him as "the most underrated driver in off road." Scott had no problems in his section either, and their com-bined time of 9: 15: 13 gave them the overall car/truck win. Finishing second, and miss-ing his goal to be the first Mexi-can national team to win overall by just seven minutes, was Gus Vildosola, Jr. in his Ford. Origi-nally the plan had been for Gus, Sr. to get in at Llano Colorado, but Tavo said "We had a good pace going and decided not to change horses midway." Then, in a masterpiece of understate-ment, he said, "Starting 24th was a disadvantage." The Mc-Millins had been eighth off the line, and thus had that much less early traffic to contend with. The Vildosolas drew number 24. Tavo had flattened a couple of tires, one about a half mile from his pit, then another a bit later, for a "total loss of five min-utes." }-le described the course as "very, very difficult -Mother Nature did a tremendous job -it was very, very tough." His time was 9:22: 14. Third went to B.J. Baldwin who drove all the ·way in his new Chevy. He said the truck 'beat the hell out of me all day." But he didn't break anything and had no mishaps. He didn't stop and take time to do any adjusting on the suspension, but promised that he'd be test-ing three days a week for the next three weeks. His time was 9:34:21. In fourth it was Norman and Roeseler. They'd started 37th, and said that the dust was "ter-2,160 Rooms And Suites 60 Table Games 2,300 Slot Machines Poker Room Race & Sports Book 640-Seat Bingo Room 16 Movie Theaters-rible." They'd each had just one flat, and of course, the fright-ening accident with the biker. Said Norman, "After my inci-dent I wasn't in the best shape mentally. I really didn't want to go further." Their time was 9:34:54. Penalties for speeding on the highway dropped them from their third place finish to fourth. Fifth place went to Nick and Larry Vanderwey and Curt LeDuc iil a Chevy. Larry started, LeDuc did the middle and Nick finished. Nick said he'd had "a lot of dust, a lot of water, a lot of washouts - I could draw on my Class 8 experience." He'd had no rear brakes. They went away while LeDuc was driving, but he forgot to tell Vanderwey when they made the driver change. Nick discovered it very quickly. He said it "made it hard for tight In eighth place it was Gary and Mark Weyhrich in their Ford. Mark started the day and had some brake problems, and then Gary, who got in at Mile 220, continued to have brake problems. He also had plugged air filters and had to stop to clean them. He said they'd brought only a small chase Continued on page 10 8 Restaurants 75,000 Sq. Ft. Of Meeting Space 4,500 Seat Equestrian & Event Center 80,000 Sq. Ft. Exhibit Hall Spa & Fitness Center Showroom 64-Lane Bowling Center LAS VEGAS BLVD AT S/LVERADO qANCH • SOUTHPOINTCASINO.COM July 2010 Page 9

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crew, which proved to be "not enough", for this event, and he said he was "Kinda proud of the guys." They also got help from Baja Pits. Their time was 10:25:41. Ninth place went to Mark McMillin and Chuck Hovey in their Ford. McMillin started and went to Borrego, with just one flat tire along the way. A water hose blew while Hovey was driving, and he tried to fix it a couple of times, and fi-nally had to go into a pit to get it fixed. Once repaired things looked good again, and he got past Santo Tomas and up to that "hillclimb' shortcut befo,e the military checkpoint. He got up the hill o.k. and just as he got to the checkpoint a semi pulled out in front of him with a top speed of about 20 miles per hour. The road is very curvy right there. Hovey followed the semi for three or four miles, then finally saw a straight with "what looked like enough distance to get around." His navigator, Cam-eron, said "Go, go, go!" - so he went. But when they were about halfway past the truck there was suddenly a car coming very fast (over 70 mph he thinks) so he locked up all four brakes, but she kept coming, not seeming to slow at all. The semi was so slow, he thought he'd never get to the back end of it, and moved over to the right enough that he was scraping the side of the trailer, 'til he could pull in behind it. Just as he pulled in his left rear tire caught the left front tire of the car. Hovey said it was "not a huge impact." His crew was there almost immediately, so Hovey kept moving. The lady driving the car was shaken, but unhurt, but went to the emer-gency room for a checkup, and was released. Chuck said he made a bad decision, and he's embarrassed, and glad no one was hurt. He also thanked Sal Fish and Oscar Ramos for help-ing sort things out. Their ·time at the finish was 10:26:43. In tenth it was Chet Huff-man and Jerry Whelchel in their Chevy. Huffman started and Whelchel did the second half. Igor Dorojinski navigated the entire distance, and he was really tired. Said Huffman, "He got delirious." Whelchel ran out of fuel "for some reason" and lost a half hour, but other than that, "everything was great." He said it was "good to be back in Baja." Their time was 10:38:38. Jesse Jones started fifth on the road in his brand new Chevy, and at one point was first on the road. But at Mile 370 they lost second gear and at Mile 405 the transmission "gave up." That was up in the neighborhood of The Class 7SX winner was the Ford Ranger of Elias Hanna and Jose Castro, they're seen here at high speed on the course. Ojos Negros. They replaced the had no flats, but "everything trans and came on in, finishing else went wrong." He lost his eleventh. Said Jones, "We had power steering belt early, and a run goin' today - I love Rick had to get a new one, but that Geiser (who built the truck.)!" took 20 minutes. Then he ran His time was 10:40:47, and he out of fuel Late in the day. At the was tied with twelfth place. finish, when told he'd finished That was Adam Householder, about 14th he said, "It's kinda in his blue and orange Chevy. like kissin' your sister ... " His Householder drove all the way time was 11:28:32. because, he said, 'I Like driv-Pete Sohren was 17th in his ing." He threw a power steering Ford and it was an eventful day belt at Mile 208 and had a right for the team. Sohren started, rear flat at Mile 320 which cost and Chad Bunch got in at Mile about five minutes. His time was 260 (Trinidad). Somewhere in also 10:40:47. there the motor quit, and then In 13th it was Robby Gor-they ran Low on power until they don in his Chevy. He'd also changed alternators. They also been first on the road for a bit, had to fill the radiator with wa-but his transmission broke on ter from a stream. Tony Murray Mike's Road and it cost him drove the final 160 miles, and an hour and a half. He said he their time was 11:51:44. hadn't broken a transmission Ed Stout, who started first, "in years", and went on to say, finished 18th in his Ford. He "This year we can't do anything said that the Locals-had piled right!" His time was 10:54: 19. rocks across the whole course Fourteenth place was the three miles out and he came province of Jason and Rich Voss around the comer and hit them in a Chevy. Rich said he had and took but the driveshaft. He some flats and a brake line prob- also got into some barbed wire Lem that was caused by a flat. in the wash going out. His time Jason got in at Mile 220 and he was 12:02:30. had a flawless run except for one Steve Strobel and Dale flat. He'd had to wait to get into Ebberts were 19th in a Chevy. the truck for an hour while the They finished at about 10:25 brakes were repaired at that pit. p.m., reporting that the drive-Their time was 11:02:51. line broke and it broke the ring Scott Whipple and Scott Gai-and pinion at the start of Mike's Ley, in a Chevy, finished 15th. Road. That cost them two hours. Whipple started and Gailey fin-But they didn't have any flats. ished. They said they were "hav-At Mile 380 they came upon ing a good day, and after Ojos, a traffic jam which cost five or got too anxious and rolled the ten minutes also. Ebberts, who truck" landing on its lid. The Lo-finished, thought the alternator cals there got a truck and pulled was overheating also. Their time the race vehicle back over, but it was 12: 12:57. cost a half-hour or 45 minutes, In 20th it was AL Hogan and and broke the light bar. The Dane Cardone in a Ford that locals helped fix that also. They was actually built to 'run as an each had each other's son rid-unlimited mini-truck in the Best ing with them. Their time was In The Desert series. They drew 11: 11:35. the 13th start position, which Robbie Pierce was 16th in his was at the end of the first third Chevy, and he drove all the way. of the entry i; the big class, but His navigator, John Vance, got opted for a rear-start, knowing out at Borrego, because "he had they'd be a bit undersized for the a jumpin' cholla in with him class. It had taken so Long to get and he didn't Like it." Pierce the truck through pre-race tech The Class 8 win went to the Dodge Ram 2500 driven by Kent Kroeker and Harri Rovanpera, they had almost three hours in hand at the checkers. that they'd missed any chance to pre-run the first 30 miles or so, and that was a distinct disadvan-tage. Hogan started and drove to Mile 220 and then Cardone drove in from there. They had a couple of flats, found the course very technical, and finished in 12:39:28. Bobby Baldwin and Chad Ragland finished in 21st place in their Chevy. They said they'd started 29th and had a lot of dust ~nd traffic. Bobby saw Troy Herbst roll "after the lake bed", then he got stuck and Lost 25 minutes. He also had a flat. Chad got in at Mile 290, where the course came out on Highway 1, and they were over an hour down then. Chad went nine miles and Lost the third-member and the chase trucks had already left the pit and headed north. By the time the truck was fixed he had limited cars in front of him. He pulled two cars up out of the river in Uruapan, he reported. Their time was 13:33:29. Rob MacCachren was 22nd in a Ford. He'd been a front runner, but Lost the transmis-sion at Mile 180, south of the La Ventana road, which hits the course at Mile 166. The spare transmission was at Borrego, so the crew had to bring it in, and since that part of the highway is under construction, all the easy access side roads into the area where the course is, have been blocked off by fencing. The chase crew had a hard time finding a way off the highway. MacCachren waited two hours for them to bring the trans. Then it took an hour and a·half to make the replacement. And it was blazing hot over there in that long desert section. His time was 14:05:03. In 23rd it was Cameron Steele and Cody tuart and Rick Geiser in a Chevy. They spent some time "parked on the beach on the cliffs" when a rear hub broke. The crew got there fast and repaired it in about an hour, but in the Last 20 miles of the race it broke again, and the crew came in again, and re-paired it in another hour. Their time was 15:36: 12. The 24th truck in was the Dodge Ram of James and Jacob Bult, a father and son team. The dad, James, started, and Jacob finished. They live in the Chicago area and didn't get a chance to pre run, and they said, "We're not that experienced." They got caught in several traffic jams. They decided to go racing in 2007 when they came out to watch the 1000 and "thought it was pretty cool." Their time was 16:33:40, and just getting to the finish line was a big accomplish-ment for first time racers. In 25th it was Darnen Jef-feries in his Chevy. He said he'd had "one stupid problem." They'd done a tire change and the Lug nuts hadn't been tight-ened properly. That caused all the studs to shear off the right rear and sent the wheel and tire off into the desert. Robby Gor-don and Pete Sohren Lent them ., studs, but it took a very long time to get it all sorted out. His time was 16:43:03. At 4:33 a.m. the Last Trophy Truck got to the finish. John Koltura and Dave Gasper drove this Chevy, and their power steering housing blew a gasket. It took them three hours to get the parts and get it fixed, and then late in the day Gasper rolled the truck over. Their time was 18: 16: 24 and they were the final finisher. It's a testament to the stay-ing power of the vehicles, the drivers and the chase/pit crews that so many of these trucks got all the way around. Many folks racing now will remember when the class first started and they'd be Lucky to have even one finish. And, in this event, 15 of the 26 finishers had no penalties at all, including the top three, and most of the infractions were for speeding on the highway, which Gus Vildosola Jr. and BJ Baldwin drove their Chevy Silverado to a Ronnie Wilson and John Herder literally flew their Jimco Chevy to second place finish in Trophy Truck Class, second overall in the race. a silver medal finish in Class 1, seen here in flight. The Ramirez/Arambula/Maupome trio drove their Curry to a second place finish in the Class ½-1600 fracas, seen here at speed on the course. 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The coveted Class 10 win went to Sergio Salgado and Gustavo Pinuelas in their Jimco-Honda, they're seen here just at touchdown. is very difficult for the driver ping to talk. Their time was and navigator to gauge. In fact, 10:58:08. throughout the finish list, most Sixth went to Daniel McMil-penalties are for going just a lin and Steve Sourapas in a mile or two over the speed limit Jimco-Chevy. They'd lost a water of 60 on the highways. There pump and were plagued with were two for illegal pre-runs and overheating all day. McMillin a handful for missing virtual started and Sourapas finished. checkpoints. (We have not in-Their time was 11:28:30. eluded the bikes and quads in In seventh it was Josh Rigsby, our observations -things may Scott Wisdom and Tony Murray be different there.) in a Penhall-Chevy. There was Class 1 had 25 starters and something wrong with their ig-17 of them got to the finish nition and the car kept quitting, line. The first of the bunch to and as a result they had to keep get there was the team of Steve getting in and out of the car. All Appleton and Mike Julson in a three drivers had the problem. Jimco-Chevy. Appleton started Their time was 11:38:26. and Julson finished and he said Adam and Danny Ashcraft they had "no issues." To quote were eighth in their AlumiCraft-Julson, "I still love Class l! Best Chevy. About a mile into the race I've ever had in my whole race they got into a flooded life!" They were fifth in the car/ field for a while. Then later they truck overall standings, with a broke a front upper arm and time of 9:40:29. got it fixed at a Mag 7 pit. And In second place it was Ronny about ten miles before the fin-W ilson and John Herder in a ish someone threw a grapefruit Jimco-Chevy. H erder started sized rock at them. It knocked and W ilson got in at Borrego the side-window net loose and and drove to the finish. They landed in Danny's lap. He said, had no flats, but W ilson made a "It was fun, though." Their time wrong turn about five miles be- was 11:48:26. fore the finish, which let Julson In ninth it was Steve Garcia get past him. The course mark-and Brian Kirby in their Kirby-ers were all gone and the GPS Chevy. They were both in the was wet and not working well. car all day, Kirby started, Garcia The local kids were all holding finished , an d they switched the course markers "the wrong seats as necessary. They said way." Wilson got into a place they rolled the car at about Mile that he knew would be a short 15, and the locals helped get cut, but also knew wasn't right, them back on their wheels. Each so he had to turn around and of them had one flat tire. Their get back to the correct section time was 12:09: 15. of the course. Their time was Sean Meacham teamed 9:48:29. with T.J. Flores to take tenth Third place went to Kory in Meacham 's C ustom-Chevy. Halopoff and Harley Letner in Flores d id the first 200 miles their Alpha-Chevy. H alopoff and he had a couple of flat tires. started and went to Mile 260. Meacham lost the GPS and got He said that at about Mile 175 lost somewhere in the last 30 the car just sh ut off and they miles. He also got stuck at about couldn't figure it out. He decid- Mile 400 and used the jack to ed it had "something to do with get himself unstuck. Then he a fuel pump." Letner had just had a flat a bit later and the one flat on his section. Halopoff jack didn't work, so the locals said "It was a really tough course lifted them up so they could - a lot dustier and rockier." change the tire. Their time was Their time was 10:25:35. 12: 16:31. The fourth finisher in this In eleventh it was Vince Gale-class was the Wide Open Baja wick in a DuneBuggy-Chevy. team of Joe Arzate, Duvalier Galewick drove all the way. He Alvarez, Miguel Sandoval and said he got stuck "right away -in Adan Leggs in a BTC-Subaru. the first 25 miles" and lost 20 or Arzate started , Leggs did the 30 minutes. Then he got into a middle and Sandoval finished. big "log-jam" going up the Sum-All are employees of Wide Open mit, and he lost 45 minutes or Baja, the company that takes so there. Then, after it got dark people on tours of the penin-they slowed a bit. This was his sula. They had no flats, and only first Baja race of any kind. He a little "slippy clutch" to give had no flats and no mechanical them any trouble. Their time problems, and they had fun. was 10:29: 18. Their time was 12:39:38. In fifth place it was Dennis Twelfth pla ce went t o Boyle and Ross Devlin in an Rudy and Carlos C ortez in a HMS-Chevy. They motored off DuneBuggy-Chevy. They had no into the distance without stop- flat tires, but they did get into Dusty Times Steve Eugenio and Adam Pfankuch drove their Prill to the Score lite win, they're seen here just a bit after liftoff. a ditch and it took 45 minutes In fifteenth it was the team to get out again. Their time was of Cody and Brian Parkhouse in 13:20: 14. a Jimco-Chevy. Brian, the dad, In 13th it was Brett, Dale and did the start to Borrego, and he Grant Lenk in a Penhall-Chevy, broke a wheel on a rock on the and they got away from us at Summit, but got that replaced the finish line. Their time was and went on. Cody drove to 13:49:55. the finfish. He said that from The 14th finisher was the Borrego to the beach he'd had a team of Armin Kremer and Bo-good time, but then the steering ris Said in a Jimco-Chevy. Kre-broke. Baja Pits fixed it in an mer started and drove to Mile hour, but then it broke again, so 220, which was almost up to they stopped at a BFG pit for a Matias. He had a "good, smooth couple of hours and got it fixed run." Then Boris Said got in. again. They drove about 20 Said has driven in Wide Open miles per hour all the way to the Baja cars a couple of times, finish, and had to wait for stuck but this was his first time in a vehicles on the hills. Their time Class 1 car. He said "It was per- was 15:34:58. feet for, like, 120 miles." Then, Sixteenth place went to Paul just before Santo Tomas "I slid Keller, Charles Rudolph and Jer-through a fence in the dust." emy Johnson in a Jimco Chevy. That didn't cost him much, Keller started, Rudolph did the but then he lost the torque con-middle and Johnson finished. verter and he said he thought He said, "It was fabulous and "we were done; we were going crazy." They lost their brakes to sleep in the woods." But the and then put the car in a ditch crew came out and fixed it and and broke their rack and pin-he came on in, with no G PS fo r ion . Their time was 18:35:32, the final 100 miles. His overall with a big speeding penalty as impression: "That s#*t's tough!" someone tried to make up for Their time was 14:46:45. time lost with the broken ri"'-::~:=::-::::::'~~;:;;;~~ In seventeenth it was Nick Johnson, Matt C ruson a n d Christian Hammarskjold, in a BTC-Subaru - the second W ide Open Baja team. They didn't stop to chat about their trip when they finished at about 4 a.m. Their time was 18:52:53. They were the final finisher in Class 1. Class 10 took off third, with nine starters. Sergio Salgado and Gustavo Pinuelas, in a Jim-co-Honda, took the win in the time of 13:32:22. This team is from Mexicali, and at the fin-ish they told us they were stuck at the Summit when a Trophy Truck hit them and pushed them off. It seems that the Tro-phy Truck was doing them a favor, and, in fact, they were apparently the beginning of that long jam-up at that point. They had two flat tires and another "stuck" in Ojos on the way out in the morning, but that lasted only two or three min-utes. They said, "Everything's o.k. -we're happy!" Their time was 13:32:22, and included a few minutes for speeding on the highway. In fact, every finisher in the class accrued highway speeding penalty time. In second place it was Jon Walker in a Kreger-Honda. Walker came from Guam to race this event, the total mile-age of which is equal to five trips around the entire island of Guam. His racing has usually been confined to much smaller areas than Baja, but he did do well in the most recent BITD Parker 425 also. He said, "We have driven off cliffs, been stuck two or three times, and slid off the road." He apparently went through several navigators. At one point he had to be towed up a big silt hill, but he said, Continued on age 12 Bil T IN BRAKE POWER! PATENTED TORNADOTM CALIPERS WITH OFF-ROAD MOUNTING PA I I ERNS. 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Tim Casey, with help from Jeremy Spirkoff drove their Ford F-250 to the Stock Full win in Baja, seen here at high speed. the car "ran perfect all day." He did break the shift linkage on Mike's Road. He thinks he'll come back and try racing Baja again. His time was 13:45:24. The third car was the Jimco-Honda of Alex Crosthwaite and Jose Gonzalez. They said they had a lot of problems. The engine overheated, and they'd had to fix that. And they'd had no Parker Pumper motor much of the way, so it was hard to see. They said it was "very hard to get to the finish." Their time was 17:02:47. In fourth place it was Jesus Gonzalez and Jose Grijalva, in a Dunrite-Honda. Gonzalez started and Grijalva finished. They said they had suspension problems, mostly, and they were slowed by spectators getting stuck on the course. They said that cost them hours. Their time was 19:08:28. The fifth finisher in Class 10 was brothers David and Michael Greenhill from Texas, in a VW powered Chenowth. They said they'd been "stuck in the big wa-ter crossing", maybe five miles into the race, stuck at the jam at the Summit for two hours, then lost some bolts in their steering and that cost an hour and a half. Mike had three flats and changed two himself, and then had to get a new spare. Their time was 20:22: 19, and they rolled across the line at about 6:55 Sunday morning, the final finishers in the class. Class SCORE Lite was next to get the green flag. There were 13 of them, and the first to get back to the finish were Steve Eugenio and Adam Pfankuch in a Prill. They had absolutely no problems, except for the dust from the Trophy Trucks and Class 1 cars. They earned no penalties, and finished 20th overall, which includes the bikes. The thing that helped them most was getting up and over the Summit with no prob-lem. And, since the Summit was apparently first backed up by the first Class 10 car, this meant that they had already passed all the Class 10 cars by the time they got to Mile 106. Their time was 10:28: 11. In second place it was 17-year-old Justin Davis and Daniel Folts in their Seagrove. Davis went to Mile 220, and was stuck in the jam at the Summit for a while. He had one flat and no mechanical problems. Folts had two flats on his way to the fin-ish. Their time was 11:56:20. Third went to the Bannings; Lee, Sr. and Lee, Jr., in their Foddrill. Senior started and Ju-nior finished. Their gears slowly went away until they had only fifth gear and reverse for the final two miles of the race. They couldn't make it up the victory ramp after the checkered flag without a push. But otherwise it was a good day, and their time was 12:11:22. In the fourth spot it was Dave Callaway and Scott Mapes in a Callaway. Callaway started and Mapes finished. They waited in the bottleneck at the Summit, and Callaway broke an exhaust and had a couple of flats. Mapes lost the GPS during his stint. Their time was 12:34:04. In fifth it was Brent Park-house and Brian Burgess in their Moulton. Burgess started Continued on page 14 Heidi Steele and Rene Brugger were the second place finishers in the In Class 10 it was John Walker and Derek Kreger winning the second Justin Davis and Daniel Folts took the silver medal in the Score Lite Class 6 contest, seen here flying their Ford Ranger. spot, they're seen here in their Kreger-Honda at high speed. contest, they're seen here in their Seagrove. IVAN ''IRONMAN'' STEWART RETIREMENT AUCTION I LIVE AND ONLINE SATURDAY AUGUST 28TH AT 10:30AM; ONSITE PREVIEW AUGUST 28TH & 27TH 9 AM - 4 PM 14402 BOND CRT · EL CAJON, CA 920,20 1973 Plymouth Roadrunner, 1955 Chevy Bel Air,-1967 Mercury Pickup, Pro Truck Race Truck, Toyota Stadium Trophy Truck, Early 70's Chenowth Single Seat Buggy, 1970's Funco SSl Single Seat Buggy, Ford F350 Dually, 3x Toyota Tacoma Pickups, Gooseneck Race Trailer, Offroad Arcade Games, Shop Tools, Forklifts, Vintage "Garage" Signage & Equipment, TONS of Racing memorabilia ... DON'T MISS THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME EVENT!!! PRO TRUCK RACING AND STEWART /STEWART RACING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES WILL BE SOLD TO HIGHEST BIDDER AT AUCTION Page 12 Please contact McCormack Auction Co for details. $500 Cash Only Deposit required to bid. • 619-447-1196 July 2010 Dusty Times I

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and his only problem was the traffic jam at the Summit. He did a quick rollover, but landed on his wheels. Brent drove the second half, and for some rea-son could.n't see through his visor, and "had some issues." One of those issues was that he almost backed into the Pacific Ocean. He had a flat and he said water "sabotaged" things also. John Kohut navigated for Parkhouse and D.J. Jefferies navigated for Burgess. Their time was 13:49:26. Sixth place went to Greg and Brent Gustin and Robby Ken-nedy in their Penhall (actually, Jerry Penhall's old car). Greg drove to Mile 82, Brent went to Mile 260 and Kennedy finished. They said they burned a lot of oil, enough so they had to add some, and had a flat. Their time was 13:54: 15. The seventh place SCORE Lite -was the team of Matt Ku-piec and Steve Krieger in a Kre-ger. Kupiec started and drove to Mile 260. He got the motor wet at Mile 5 and lost 20 minutes, then got stuck in the Summit jam. He also got dehydrated and his vision got blurry. This was his first Baja 500 and he said it was "very fun". Krieger, more usually seen in an old Bronco, had a good run. Their time was 13:57:00. Hector Garcia and Rober-to Encinas, in a Curry, were eighth. They said they'd been stuck at the Summit for an hour, but otherwise had no problems. Garcia started and Encinas finished, and their time was 13:57:22. In ninth place it was Zak Langley, Mike Urbano and Ber-nie Carr in a Penhall. Langley did the first section to Mile 160 and broke a tie rod which cost a half hour, then got stuck in the Summit backup for an hour. Ur-bano got in for the middle sec-tion and he got stuck in the silt for an hour and at Mile 240 slid off a cliff. Someone in a truck helped get the car out. Carr got in at Mile 290, and drove to the finish without ever getting out Troy Vest, Robert Fitch and Geno Lecitra piloted their Chevy Silverado to the win in the ProTruck class, here at high speed. of the car. He had no problems, but did have to wait to climb those last difficult hills. He said it was foggy near the end of the trip. They finished just before 3 a.m., with a time of 16: 14:45. In tenth place it was Perry McNeil who drove the entire distance in his Lothringer. He said he was in the Summit ·jam up, lost a power steering belt, which cost five minutes, and broke a rear trailing arm which cost him two hours. He and his navigator fixed it themselves. Three different times they had to wait for other people to get up hills between Ojos Negros and the finish. He said he prob-ably waited 20 minutes at each one, but he was able to get up with no problem. Said Perry, "It was a looooong race!" Their time was 16:33:27. Also finding it a long race was the team of Sammy Araiza · and Francisco Villagomez in a Curry. Villagomez started and crashed in the bumps in Ojos, and broke the front corner. It took them four or five hours to repair. They were really proud of the job they did, putting "all the same pieces" back together. And then it held the rest of the way and they had no other prob-lems. They wanted to be sure we saw their very nice "Mexican welding" job. It was impressive, and it got them to the finish in 19:07:44. They were the final finishers in the class, coming in about 6 o'clock in· the a.m. Sunday. The Class 8 trucks were next to go off the line. There were six of them. In first place Kent Kroeker, Hari Rovanpera and Rudy Iribe shared the driving of their Dodge. Rovanpera, a well-known rally driver from Finland, was driving in Baja for the first time. Kroeker had "a little silt problem", at Mile 162, which is to say -he got stuck. He also had a flat. Rovan-pera apparently had no serious problems and said he enjoyed his drive "very much." lribe fin-, ished, bringing the truck to the finish at about 1 a.m. Their time was 14:25:00. In second place it was Dave Crinklaw and Mike Thurlow in their Ford. Thurlow started and broke the steering sector shaft at Mile 40. It was a two-hour repair job, and then they were so late they were behind the cars that got stuck, and had to wait twice in two different places, before· getting their turn to go up hill. Their time was 17:10:37. Third went to Noah Ostanik and Brian Knight in another Ford. They finished at about 4:40 a.m., and got away before we could talk to them. Their time was 17:29:36. They were the last in the class to finish. Ed and Don Zimmerman raced their PSD-Chevy to the Class 4 win, seen here in one of many beautiful flights during the race. The Pro Trucks followed Class 8, with three entries. At the end of the day Troy Vest had the win in his Chevy. Vest drove all the way and he said he'd been stuck in the silt and had to dig out, and had spent 20 minutes in the Summit jam-up. He had no flats, but one tire was losing air as he sat at the finish line. This was his first time racing in Baja. His time was 12:21: 18. In second place it was Gary Magness, Todd Burt and Tom-my Bradley. Magness started, Bradley did the middle, and Burt finished. They had no flat tires, but had to fix a fuel line, and spent some time in the Summit jam-up. Bradley had no problems himself, but near the end of the trip Burt had to be towed up one of the difficult hills. Their time was 14:48:25. Third went to Chelsea Mag-ness (Gary's daughter), Mike Mc-Naughton and Devon Housch, in another Ford. Apparently their biggest problem had been having to wait for stuck cars. Their time was 17:04:35. Class 4 started behind the ProTrucks, with two starters. These are "unlimited 2.2 liter open-wheel cars". Only one of them managed to finish: the team of Ed and Donald Zimmer-man and Cisco Bio, in a PSD-Chevy. Ed Zimmerman said he got 25 miles into the race and rolled the car, landing up-side down in a hole. The locals helped them get back on their wheels, but they lost two hours. Later they had a flat, and they also had the un-nerving experi-ence of hitting a fellow who was chasing someone on the course on a quad. He suffered a broken leg in the accident and was one of the many rescued by SCORE medical crews. The Zimmer-mans got out at Borrego, and Bio got in and drove to the fin-ish. He had no trouble, but lost time at the hills because by the time he got there the locals-were stuck on the hills. He knew the other Class 4 car had broken at Mile 185, so wasn't worried. He said he liked this better than Class 9 or Class 11, (which are what he usually drives) because there's "so much more power". Their time was 18:28:08. The 1-2/1600 cars were next off the line with 16 starters. Brian Wilson and Sammy Eh-renberg, in a Kreger, were first to the finish. Wilson started and ran to about Mile 215, and Ehrenberg went to the finish." Wilson said he had one flat "be-cause I screwed up." Ehrenberg had none. This is the first race for Ehrenberg since he hurt his shoulder in the Laughlin race in January. He said that at the 'shortcut" above Santo Tomas, the locals coned off the road It was a third place finish in the Trophy Truck Division for BJ Baldwin Kory Halopoff and Harley Letner drove their Alpha-Chevy to a third The Duran clan, Hirum/Evan and Eric drove their Neth buggy to a third at the 500, he's seen here in level flight in his Chevy Silverado. place finish in the Class 1 competition, here at speed. place finish in the Class ½-1600 contest, here just flyin'. The Celis/Fragose/Ornelas trio drove their Class 5/1600 Baja Bug to Lee Banning and son, Lee Jr. piloted their Foddrill to a third place Roger Norman and Larry Roese/er piloted their Ford F-150 to a fourth a third place finish in class, seen here at speed. finish in SCORE Lite, seen here nicely airborne. place finish in Trophy Truck, 33 seconds out of a podium finish. Page 14 July 2010 Dusty Times

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Peter Lang and Brian Jellison drove their Buick powered homebuilt car to the Sportsman CaiClass win, seen here haulin' freight. and made him take the hill-climb shortcut. This is at that point where the highway snakes up in a couple of "S" turns, and about 30 years ago some bikers started just going straight down the dirt (the course at that time was going south on the road, rather than north), and after the bikers made the trail, a few bug-gies and trucks started to use it -downhill. Then, as it became •more worn in and more visible, and the course turned around and went northward, some went uphill, again, mostly bikers. But every now and then a buggy or truck would use it rather than deal with Mexican busses and trucks on the pavement turns. But for the last several years the "shortcut" has been very eroded, and is wisely ignored by many, if not most, drivers. So, along came Ehrenberg, and the local fans pointed him up that nasty trail. He didn't make it. So he backed down, not an easy thing in a 1600 buggy because you can't see out of the back. He ended up on the guard rail and almost rolled the car. Then he took the highway and went up the long, but easy, way. He said he also got lost somewhere. Their time was 12:07:00 In second place it was Ar-noldo Ramirez and Misael Ar-ambula in a Curry. Ramirez started and he had a flat tire and broke a bolt in the power steering. He also spent an hour in the traffic jam at the Summit, and he'd lost five minutes about five miles into the race when he went off the road and into a ditch. We're not sure what adventures Arambula may have had. Their time was 12:20:31. Third place went to brothers Eric, Evan and Hiram Duran, in a Neth. They each drove a third. They'd apparently had a pretty good day, until not far from the finish. Hiram was driving, and he was chasing a Protruck. It was dark. The navigator said "go straight", but then Hiram saw the Protruck move over, and he thought he'd moved over to let the 1600 pass, so Hiram stepped on it, in fourth gear, and then discovered that the truck moved over because the road went that way, in a bend around a ditch. They rolled over five times. Both Hiram and his navigator were o.k., and once back on their wheels they just drove on in. The car looked pretty terrible with one upper bar seriously bent, but nothing was broken. Their time was 12:22:51. In fourth place it was the team of Eliseo Garcia and Hec-tor Sarabia in a Garibay. Garcia started and had no problems, except having to wait in line at the Summit. Sarabia said there was "too much silt" at Uruapan, The Overall Sportsman Truck win went to Ken Fraizer and Larry Crider, they're seen here in their Chevy Silverado. and too many motorcycles. They had no flat tires. Their time was 12:34:02. Fifth place went to Luke Mc-Millin and Andy DeVercelly IV in an AlumiCraft. McMillin started, was stuck at the Summit for an hour, and drove to Mile 260, and then DeVercelly took over. He discovered that the lights on the light bar weren't right, and the dust was "hor-rible." He said he was in dust all the way. Then a Class 1 car got in his way and he hit him "two different times, 50 miles apart." De Vercelly stalled the car in a late puddle and had to get out and fix it. Their time was 12:39:24. (This team embodies a lot of off-road history. McMillin is a third-generation racer and De Vercelly is a fourth-genera-tion racer.) Kyle Conlon and Vic Bruck-mann teamed to take sixth place in a Jimco. Conlon started and drove to Llano Colorado, hav-ing a "lot of problems" along the way. Bruckmann drove the rest of the trip, and rolled the car, but managed to get going again somehow, and to the finish in the time of 14:53:53. Seventh place went to Brad Wilson and Justin Munyon in a Penhall. Munyon started and he had a couple of flats and then handed over to Wilson. Wilson got to Uruapan, and on the muddy riverbank he rolled the car. Chad Ragland set them back on their wheels. Wilson also got stuck trying to go up the silt hills there. He said this was his first finish in a Mexican race. Their time was 15:17:28. In eighth it was Sergio Galin-do and Alejandro Blencio in a Curry. They switched drivers three times, so each driver did two shorter sections. Neither had any trouble with the car, but they had problems finding their way in the last section. They finished at about 2:30 a.m., and the last markers were long gone by then. Their time was 15:46:32. Rob Archibald and Kevin S. Walsh were ninth in a Mirage. Archibald was held up for two hours by a Trophy Truck that got stuck at the Summit. (He thought it was the #88 truck, of Brian Hess and Nick DeAvila, but another finisher said that that truck had rolled over two miles into the race. It's any-body's guess.) Archibald also had a flat. Walsh got in at Mile 220 and went to the finish. He broke a throttle cable at Urua-pan, and also had to replace a c.v. Their time was 16:06:27. In tenth it was Francisco and Carlos Mejorado in a Che-nowth. They said they had little problems, got stuck in the jam at the Summit, also got stuck in the silt, and had trouble near Ojos. And they rolled the car in the morning on the way out. Their time was 16:46:34. The eleventh finisher was Kevin J. Walsh, John Spahr and George Peters, who all drove, while Marco Tavares navigat-ed in the Penhall. They said their only problem had been GPS problems. Their time was 16:57:06. In twelfth it was Arturo and Abel Velazco in their Porter. Abel started, and at Ojos Negros someone hit him "real hard" and it bent the pulley on the alternator. The belt came apart and that overheated the engine. So at Mile 100 they pulled the engine apart, re-ringed it and got it "running like a champ again." They said it had been hard to get the engine out of the car because the cage was so collapsed. It was a late running Class 1 car that hit them. (Tsk.) Arturo then got in at Mile 220 and drove to the finish. Their time was 18:46:53. The 13th, and last, finishers were Cody Robinson and Ro-berto Romo in a Romo. They apparently finished about 15 minutes after we left the area. We're sorry about that, because they usually have a good story, and they put a lot of effort in to getting to the finish. Their time was 21:12:28; just 47 minutes shy of being too late. Class 5 started behind the ·1600s, with three entries. In first place at the finish it was Jim Anderson and Drew Belk. Anderson started and his wife, Ann, navigated for him. This was their fifth anniversary cel-ebration. They celebrated their wedding in roughly the same way, but in a two-seat buggy, which they rolled over in that event. This time they lost their power steering ram and had to have it replaced, which cost them an hour. Belk got in and went for the finish, with Zack Collins navigating, and they took the win in 13:32:20. In second place it was Cody Continued an page 46 The Arzate/Alvarez/Leggs trio took a fourth placefinish in the Class Eliseo Garcia and Hector Sarabia drove their Garibay buggy to a fourth Nick Vanderway, Curt LeDuc and Larry Vanderway took fifth place 1 fracas at the 500, seen here piloting their BTC-Subaru early on. place finish in the Class ½-1600 conrest, seen here at touchdown. honors in Trophy Truck, they're seen here in their Chevy Silverado. Dennis Boyle and Ross Devlin piloted their HMS-Chevy to a fifth It was a nice second place finish in the Class 8 contest for Dave Sixth place in the Trophy Truck clash went to Rick Johnson and place finish in the Class 1 contest, seen here at speed. Crinklaw and Mike Thurlow, here at speed in their Ford F-150. Bob Shepard in their Ford F-150, they're seen here at touchdown. Dusty Times July 2010 Page 15

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lJ\J2C: 40™ RALLY NEW ZEALAND Latvalla And Ford Take The Win By Martin Holmes Finally the irrepressible luck of Sebastien Loeb let him down. Expectations that the brilliance of his drive of recovery, after going off the road on the first day, would earn him immortal-ity in rallying' s hall of fame, were dashed. No sooner had he gained the lead after the first stage on the final day than he went off the road again and dropped to third. Citroen Junior driver Sebastien Ogier, entered privately on this occasion, held the lead in a most impressive fashion for over half the rally, on his first attempt at this noto-riously tricky event, only to be delayed off the road three bends from the end of the final stage. While his teammate Hirvonen had an unhappy weekend, Jari-Matti Latvala came through unexpectedly to win. Jari Keto-maa gave Ford a second victory, heading a 1-2-3 for them in the SWRC category while Hayden Paddon won the PCWRC cat-egory ahead of fellow New Zea-lander Emma Gilmour. It was a cliffhanger of a rally, which was fully enjoyed by competitors run-ning under an unhappy spectre that the event would be dropped from future world championship status. Ford has closed the gap in the manu(acturers' champion-ship from 15 to 5 points but Se-bastien Loeb remains well ahead in the Drivers' series, 36 points ahead with Jari-Matti Latvala now second. Every year there is some cliff hanging experience leading up to Rally NZ. This year there were two: the recent FIA announce-ment that New Zealand Rally is to be dropped from the 2011 World Rally Championship Cal-endar was going to cast gloom on what promised to be one of the most anticipated rounds of the 2010 series, then came anxiety whether the WRC teams would be able to make their cars ready in time, after the delays in their return from Turkey. The later anxiety melted away, fortunately, the former issue cast a cloud. Would this year's rally be the end of a long and classic motor sport story? Round 5 of the 2010 FIA World Rally Championship cov-ered a greater variety of terrain than recent WRC events in this country and stage distance-wise was not only the longest held since Deutschland 2004. For the first time since 2005, the rally returned to Auckland where it was based at the Queens Wharf facility, where the cars stayed each night. The rally spent one day in the Northland, close to Whangarei, some 160km to the north, one day in the Waikato River area, 100km to the south, and the final day headed to the Raglan coastal stages, another Photos: Maurice Selden 7 5km further away. On all three rally days remote service facilities were held close to the stages be-ing run, where limited amounts of servicing could be carried out, with full service only available back at Auckland each evening. The other main novelty of the 2010 event was a far ·greater ex-tent of tarmac content on what is otherwise an all-gravel event. Short stretches of tarmac have always featured on this event and these remain, but on one stage, the New Franklin stage used twice on Day 2, where some 40% was tarmac, and both stages run at the new Hampton Downs circuit were completely tarmac, all tackled on gravel tyres. Fur-thermore there was a short tar-mac stage within Auckland itself at the parkland grounds of the Domain, where unrepresenta-tively the shakedown was also held. Support championship drivers, however, had their own private shakedown venue which was on gravel roads. All other pre-event testing is forbidden in the country for the WRC teams, but not for non championship drivers. The only World Rally Car with a chance to be tested in the country was Petter Solberg's C4WRC. Originally it was planned that the Citroen Junior team would miss this rally, but at the last minute their driver Sebastien Jari Ketomaa and Mike Stenberg captured the SWRC/WRCC title in New Zealand, seen here cornering hard in their Ford fiesta S2000. · Ogier was entered, albeit not There was one crew change in eligible for Manufacturers' cham-PCWRC with Massimo Salvucci pionship points. This was to be co-driving for Gianluca Linari. the only round of the champi- · At the WRC teams, Mikko onship which Kimi Raikkonen Hirvonen and Jari-Matti Latvala expected to miss. A qualifying had the same Fords they drove in round of both the Production Mexico, while Henning Solberg, Car and the Super 2000 series, Federico Villagra and Matthew it represented round four for Wilson had the cars which they both. In the Production Car competed in Mexico, Jordan category two of the five Pirelli and Turkey. For this event Dani Star Drivers (Nick Georgiou and Sordo had a brand new car (chas:. the current NZ champion driver sis 21, scheduled to be the final Hayden Paddon) were entered, C4 WRC to be built) while Se-albeit both in Evo IXs instead bastien Loeb had chassis 12, the of the Evo X cars they drive on car in which he won in Mexico PSD programme events. The earlier this year and in Norway organisers nominated Richard and Argentina in 2009. Mason and Emma Gilmour as Once the agonies of the long Guest drivers. To celebrate this plane ·journeys and the miseries the 40th anniversary of the first of lots of jet-lag have evaporated, Rally NZ, Mason, a former NZ this rally ranks as one of the champion, carried competition most enjoyable in the season. number 40, a number which High points are the smooth otherwise would not have been gravel roads, often highly cam-allocated on this event. Local bered in a way which creates driver Kingsley Thompson took special demands on suspension over the Czech National team movement. The cambered roads entry, usually driven by Martin enable drivers to ·enter bends Semerad, and Chinese driver fast, because on the entrance Chaodong Liu took over the to bends it is like driving round .. Anders Grondal entry. This was a banked circuit, but then the the first appearance by the final exits are tricky as the camber PCWRC competitor to enter the is suddenly reversed. This lack 2010 season, the Nextel team car of testing has been made more for the Mexican driver Michel serious this year because the of-J ourdain. 11 regular PCWRC ficial shakedown was run on a competitors were expected plus tarmac road. Negative features the two Guests. when the conditions are dry, are In the SWRC there were the difficulties encountered by seven entries, six of them also competitors running at the head qualifying for the Super 2000 of the field. WRC Cup for teams. There was Pre event enthusiasm for the an extra S2000 entry, for Dave event was led by Loeb, "New Zea-Strong in an old design Fiesta land is similar (in enjoyment) to which was developed three years Sweden or Finland and it is the ago in Australia. Main crew only chance we get to drive on change was that Janne Tuohino cambered roads. I think that it's was now codriven by Risto Pieti-the rally with the most beauti-lainen, the former codriver for ful roads of the championship." Harri Rovanpera. Entries closed Shakedown started later than at 57, the highest number in the usual, at 0930 on the Thursday WRC so far this reason. Two morning, but Loeb was not the anticipated competitors were fastest. For most of the session, missing though, that of PCWRC one-tenth of a second faster was competitor Fabio Frisiero and his teammate Dani Sordo, then also that of Cody Crocker, the on his sixth and final run Jari-Australian APRC champion. Matti Latvala suddenly found Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena finished third overall in their Citroen Martin Prokop and Jan Tomanek were the third place finishers in Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen drove their Ford Focus RS to a C4, they're seen here nicely airborne. SWRC/ WRCC, seen here Ford Fiesta S2000 heading for home. fourth overall finish in New Zealand, here before the dirt. Page 16 July 2010 Dusty Times

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,•, ! Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia slide their Citroen C4 around the curve in New Zealand to second overall, 2 seconds out of the win. new speed and beat the Citroens by another 0.1 second. Citroens, however, took the next three places with Ford driver Mikko Hirvonen equal fourth with Petter Solberg. Quickest SWRC competitor was the Ford of the Chinese team driver Jari Keto-maa, quickest in PCWRC was Miguel Baldoni in an Evo IX. Tuohino had a problem with a broken wheel after hitting a curb. The Shakedown section was very short and the asphalt was quite unrepresentative of the rally itself, but as it was located in downtown Auckland it was the only chance for citizens to see the cars in daylight. Day 1 - 8 Stages -Gravel - 157.68kms Fifty-four cars made the start, half of them New Zealanders! The stages in Northland waited for the cars to arrive. Condi-tions were overcast but it was still dry. Front runners Sebastien Loeb and Petter Solberg were mindful that if they were go-ing to succeed, it would not be in the early part of the event. Or so they thought ... Hopeful Citroen drivers Sebastien Ogier and Dani Sordo started fifth and sixth cars, behind the Fords of Mikko Hirvonen and Jari-Matti Latvala, there were six stage ven-ues on Day 1, three run once and three run twice all in Northland region. Loeb, "This will be very difficult for me. Running first car will mean I lose a lot of time on Day 1 and not have much advantage on Days 2 and 3. Cer-tainly we have no chance on Day 1. Sometimes you feel you have no chance. For me now it is bet-ter to finish in the points than take risks." Loeb in fact did not seem to be as far off the pace as expected on the first stage, and Petter Solberg, despite running second, was determinedly in the lead. On the second stage the condi-tions were more difficult, in fact very strange for everyone but it emphasised the determination . -shown by Ogier on his first visit to NZ. Then came a surprise, Matthew Wilson made second fastest time in stage 2! Stage 3 was the longest stage on the rally the infamous "Bull Road" section, Loeb complained that he had no grip but knew it was only to be expected. Behind him his rivals were going faster. This was the first stage that really had a meaning. Suddenly Sordo had jumped from sixth place -to take the overall lead, and both Ogier and Latvala also got ahead of Pet-ter. Only 7.3 seconds separated the top four drivers. Wilson lost his side window and the car filled with dust and distracted his efforts and the Stobart team had no spare window available at remote service. Federico Villagra struggled to find a good rhythm with the camber of the roads. After stage 3 Loeb was only 15.6 seconds off the leader, so he was not so unhappy, but then early in stage 4 he clipped a bridge with his door, stopped in order to close his damaged door and eventually lost almost a min-ute and a half, dropping from sixth down to eighth. "I was run-ning first car on the road and it was very slippery. I lost control of the rear of the car which slid wide and I could not catch the slide. I hit a narrow bridge and we broke the door and we lost a lot of time for that. Finally I had to finish the stage with a door that I was unable to shut. It was very slippery and we tried to go as fast as possible. It wasn't really a surprise that I had a few moments in the morning but I knew I had to take some risks by driving flat out and sometimes doing that is too much." The in-cident happened at a place made famous when Richard Burns spun his Subaru on the approach to the same bridge in 2000. The roads continued not to clean as much as expected and Latvala started getting himself in a fast groove. Hirvonen ar-rived with the result of a bird Xavier Pons and Alex Haro drove their Ford Fiesta S2000 to second place in SWRC/WRCC, they finished ta• overall in the rally. strike but happily there was no damage to the car. At the end of. the loop Sordo led 5.5 seconds with Latvala exactly one second behind Ogier. Henning had a problem on the rear cliff, "It is difficult enough to keep the car on the road without all this!" Petter, however, was surprised at how well he was going, "Can't go much faster. But are the other drivers starting to play around? I am happy to stay where I am." Everyone wondered what was going to be the effect of road cleaning when the second loop took place. Petter, "If Loeb starts eighth or ninth tomorrow and takes ten seconds off the times of other drivers, he could still ·win!" The race for the lead was intrigu-ing. Meanwhile there was an amazingly reliable performance by everyone, only Nick Georgiou had gone went missing .. After the morning loop five drivers were in with a chance of winning. Ogier: "Still nobody wants to lead the rally tonight, but we are not driving with one arm on the door. We are still driving hard and it is still a dif-ficult rally." Wilson had his bro-ken side window replaced with one obtained apparently from a friendly motorist in the centre of Whangarei. Stage 5 was to be the final fresh gravel stage of the day and Loeb made second fastest time, his best to date, but Henning was going well again. The race for the lead was very tight, 7.5 seconds separating the top four cars, 2.1 the top three. Sordo dropped 7.6 seconds to fastest driver Ogier, falling from the lead to third, elevating Ogier into the lead and Latvala up to second. Except for Loeb, the leading drivers however were in no hurry to consolidate their positions, not wanting to run at the head of the rally on Day 2. Drivers in potentially good posi-tions were Sardo, Petter Solberg and Hirvonen lying respectively third, fourth and fifth. Sordo and Latvala may have been lead-ing the field but this might not be such a good idea. Meanwhile Mark Tapper in an old Evo VII was the fastest Group N driver on stage 5, beating not only the PCWRC drivers but also the S2000 ones as well, and eased himself into tenth place over-all. Later· he retired when he crashed. Back on repeated stages which had already been run in the morning, Loeb made no ad-vance on his time on stage 6 but Ogier and Sardo started slowing up. On the long stage 7 Loeb was 65.8 seconds quicker than first time through, rising up to seventh place. The Ford BP team drivers were about 50 seconds faster but Ogier was only 43.8 faster and Sardo only 39.2 seconds quicker. Sounding like games were being played. All this left Ogier dropping to second and Latvala rising to the lead. Good tactic or bad? It all depended on the weather on Day 2. What would happen on stage 8, on which the restart order for Day 2 would be based? Petter Solberg came in at the end of the stage saying he was pow-erless to play games and found he was now in the lead of the rally, ahead of Latvala and all the other drivers said how "fast" Pet-ter was driving! Hirvonen seemed genuinely unhappy with his performance, saying he really could not gauge managing the wear on his tyres. Ogier was highly agitated. Hen-ning Solberg was pushing hard but found his car handling un-predictably. Wilson struggled through the stage with gearbox problems and the team changed this at the end of the day. The running order for Day 2 was settled as Petter Solberg, Latvala, Ogier Sardo, Hirvonen. What a day! In SWRC Jari Ketomaa went straight into the lead, putting his Rally Jordan disasters behind him. He headed an impressive Ford Fiesta S2000 domination with Martin Prokop, Xavier Pons and Janne Tuohino, though Tuo-hino was slowed by high engine temperatures. Nasser Al Attiyah was fifth, the leading Skoda driv-er, pushing on despite worries about his team's service facilities and having no spare transmis-sion parts. Patrik Sandell also had a bird strike, which broke the windscreen, "It was as big as an eagle," and he continued through the day with obscured vision. In the afternoon Pons got ahead of Prokop and Tuohino, who had a lot of trouble with his windscreen washer which would not stop working. On stage 6 Tuohino slid off the road and stayed there, "It was 2km after the start of the stage when the bend tightened but my notes did not say that. We rolled, but . the car was straightened well enough to carry on for Day 2." Sandell stiffened his suspension and the car went better. Ketomaa had a splendid day leading all the way while still learning the car and despite engine troubles. The crankshaft sensor gave him intermittent problems and after stage 4, it refused to work for 15 minutes. In PCWRC Richard Mason went straight into the lead, with his wife once again as his co-driver, notwithstanding the fact the pair had recently become parents. On stage 2 Georgiou went off the road and the car ended up on its side. On stage 3 Arai hit a bridge with the rear suspension of the car and this let Paddon up to second. On stage 6 Mason went off the road at a place well known to him. Eight years earlier he had stopped here where Markko Martin went off the road and a spectator was trapped, and Mason had helped rescue the spect,i.tor. Funnily enough, some wreckage of Mar-tin's car was still in the grass! Mason could not continue as he had lost oil and· the engine was damaged when they tried to restart it. Mason's accident let Paddon into the lead. Emma Gilmour had clutch and power steering problems but was still fourth. Toshi Arai struggled on into the afternoon with his dam-aged cross member. Paddon had a lead of more than a minute in the category over Gilmour with Kingsley Thompson third, meaning Kiwi drivers were now 1-2-3. Arai stopped after stage 6 with power steering problems to compound his difficulties. Paulo Nobre ran out of time on the road section up to Wangarei after being stopped by the police for speeding. Day 2 - 4 Stages - gravel -104.62 kms Fifty cars restarted for Day 2: Continued on page 18 Petter Solberg and Philip Mills ran well all rally long, bn the last Dani Sardo and Marc Marti drove their Citroen C4 to a fifth place Emma Gilmour and Glen MacNeall drove their Subaru lmpreza to a stage Petter and a telephone pole argued, Petter lost and was a dnf. overall finish, they're seen here at speed. t 7'• overall finish, they're seen here just before the gravel. Dusty Times July 2010 Page 17 -

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missing were Mason, Georgiou and the luckless Evo VII driver Stringer whose fuel pump failed in the overnight underground pare ferme. The skies were over-cast once again but the promised rain had not arrived. The cause of Mikko's poor performance on Day 1 was still unknown. ·Was it a tactical move to deceive Citroen or a genuine lacklustre performance? The conditions were greener south of Auckland compared with almost dry condi-tions in the Northland on Day 1. The stages had been distinctly softer during recce. The open-ing stage had 40% tarmac at the start and it soon became apparent that there was a lot· of potential corner cutting available after the first cars had passed, with a lot of loose gravel on the tarmac, just the opposite of stage cleaning! Mikko was immediately in trouble, sliding into a bank and suffering a puncture. The joint stars of the morning were Ogier, who jumped from third into the lead, and Loeb, who took a half minute off Matthew Wilson's time and moved up to sixth. Sordo was inexplicably slow, 16.8 seconds slower than Loeb. Increasingly eyes were be-ing focussed on Loeb's times. He started the day 79.8 seconds behind the leader and by the end _of stage 11 he was 65.7s behind, then suddenly after stage 12 it was ·only 38.5 seconds. This was incredible, suddenly outright vic-tory was large on his agenda un-less the weather followed the fore-casters and it suddenly became wet. On stage 12 Loeb was 22 seconds faster than anyone else, led -for the first and only time on the rally by Hirvonen, but even so he had closed up to just 1.8 seconds behind the fifth placed Finn. Loeb was truly in a class of his own, but would he start to slow down -and if he did, even for reasons of caution, would the officials think this was 'tactical' and be an 'unsporting thing' to do? Ogier was in no doubt in his opinion of the top Citroen driver, "It shows one more time the luck of Loeb. For sure he is the best driver but every time he has luck when he makes a mistake." Some people thought his luck, however, was not his better running posi-tion on Day 2 but hitting the steel bridge parapet which stopped him going irretrievable off the road on to the railway line below. Petter Solberg was well down, "Conditions today were worse than we expected. It was pure gravel. After every corner the wheels were spinning all the time. We never expected Sebas-tien (Loeb) to be a second a kilo-metre faster." Already thoughts centred around whether Citroen staff would order the Junior driv-er Ogier to give way, but Ogier was running independently of the makes championship on this occasion. The fourth and final stage of the morning loop was the all-asphalt stage at the new Hampton Downs race course, two-laps round 1:he track (to be repeated at the end of the day) with drivers starting at five second intervals. This stage was all part of a major motor sport day of fun at the venue. Wilson did not like the asphalt stages, "It seems a bit stupid to run the asphalt or mixed stages, consid-ering what a wonderful selection of splendid gravel roads they Page 18 have in this country." Henning Solberg was also unhappy, "I am two seconds a kilometre off the pace, but there is nothing I can do about it." Petter had a front wheel puncture on the race track and suddenly Loeb again found running further back was not always so good, "The track was full of gravel from where earlier cars had been cutting corners. It was forbidden to cut corners on this stage ... " Offenders were to be reported to the Stewards, but nobody knew what penalty that would entail. Drivers were allowed to cut some tarmac cor-ners but not others. There was speculation about whether Loeb would still have such an advantage when the stages were repeated in the af-ternoon, Hirvonen. was not at all happy on the second loop. He was not on the pace at all but inexorably Loeb was. The champion was quickest by 10.4 seconds on stage 14 and in one stage he jumped from sixth to third, now only 28.3 seconds behind the leader, Ogier. Petter Solberg dropped down to fifth while Henning Solberg contin~ ued to struggle but finally Fed-erico Villagra was happier albeit still being headed by Ketomaa's S2000 car. The weather was still quiet and calm with no sign of the expected rain which could have slowed Loeb down. On the second stage of the afternoon Loeb passed Latvala and was up to second, 19.6 seconds behind Ogier, which meant in six stages Loeb had recovered a full minute from the leader of the rally. Sor-do was once again disappointing, especially when compared with the progress of Ogier, while it became another day of gloom for Ford. The restart order for the final day, based on the classifica-tion after stage 16 the penulti-mate stage of the day, was Ogier ahead Loeb, Latvala, Sordo, Pet-ter Solberg and Hirvonen. In SWRC all seven drivers were back in action and Keto-maa was gradually pulling ahead. Pons was happy in second place, good for his championship chal-lenge, "Every day I am getting more confident with the car. I won't take any risks to catch Ketomaa." What was of greater interest was the battle around Hampton Downs where Patrik Sandell and Hayden Paddon · (leading in PCWRC) could be seen racing each other. Paddon was much faster on the straights in his Group N car while Sandell was much faster round the bends in his S2000. Al Attiyah had a spin on stage 12 and also on 12 Albert Llovera retired when he went off the road. Ketomaa was steadily pulling ahead and by the end of the day was more than a minute in front of Pons. Hayden Paddon held a lead of over three minutes in PC-WRC and eased his speed. Arai wu backm form making some best times in the category. On stage 12 fourth placed Miguel Baldoni went off· after the fly-ing finish while fifth placed Michel Jourdain also went off and retired. Paddon and seventh placed Arai traded making fast-est times but on the penultimate stage PCWRC lost fifth placed Rui Wang (gearbox failure) and eighth placed Nobre. (ran out of fuel). This had been another re-markable day, where Loeb found himself making greater gains than anyone would ever have imagined possible. Day 3 - 4 Stages -Gravel -81.70kms Wang and Nobre were among the 45 crews who restarted for the final day. There was finally moisture in the air and on the ground on the Whaanga Coast stage, so the running order was now no longer critical and there-fore Citroens were in the right place (first and second) to score another major result. M-Sport chief Malcolm Wilson was not so sure however, "This time two years ago (the last time the Rally NZ was held) Fords were run-ning 1-2 at this point of the rally and Citroen ended up 1-2 in the results!" Nothing was to be taken for granted! It was a very exciting start when Ogier made a spin losing just enough time to drop him behind Loeb, who took the lead. But then came the usual dramas of the second stage, Whaanga Coast, and Loeb went off ! "It was my second big mistake of the event. Usual prob-lem. It was again a right hand bend -and I am lefthanded!" he joked. "It was a long, long, right hander and the car· started to uridersteer on the gravel into the bushes. This pulled the front of the car off the road and into a tree. The problem was I stayed there for a half minute or so. After this it will be complicated to win, now my fight is with Petter and Mikko." Mikko's up-and-down rally continued with a fastest time on the opening stage, despite his unhappiness with· the car. It was to be Ford's only fastest time of the event! So at the mid-day remote service Ogier was back in the lead, by 5.6 seconds from Latvala, with a hungry Petter Solberg now up to third. The smell of victory was in the nostrils of at least four drivers, with just two more stages to run. On the penul-timate stage Latvala admitted being a little cautious and Ogier increased his lead by-another 0.6 second, but Loeb was now only 0.9 seconds behind Petter and there was everything to play for. First report from the final stage was that Petter Solberg was out, his C4 WRC head-first into a telegraph pole. Then Ogier was reported to have stalled at a turn and Loeb was unexpect-edly slow. Loeb admitted he lost his distant hopes of victory when he spun in the stage. Just three corners from the end of the rally Ogier went off the road and finished the stage without the front bodywork! Latvala had won the rally by 2.4 seconds, avenging the personal agonies he had suffered when he crashed when leading on the same stage two years earlier. Ogier finished second-ahead of Loeb, Hirvonen and Sordo. Jari Ketomaa cruised through to victory in the SWRC category ahead of Pons and Prokop all in Fiestas. The Skodas had a poor event though Sandell had hoped to finally catch Prokop but gave up after a spin and finished fourth ahead of fellow Fabia driver Al Attiyah. Tuohino retired on the final stage with engine trouble. In PCWRC, Wang retired on the second stage of the day when he went off the road. Liu rolled and damaged the engine and retired. Hayden Paddon won by a huge margin over Emma Gilmour. There were concerns after the final stage whether Kingsley Thompson would make it back to Auckland. He did and thereby secured a New Zealand driver 1-2-3 in the category ahead of Arai, Linari and Nobre who eventually fin-ished after many problems. Ford had managed to close the gap on Citroen in the Manu-facturers' series while Xavier Pons and his Nupel team Ford lead the SWRC and WRC team's Cup by 17 points. Ketomaa's win in SWRC was the company's third successive victory in the series this year. In PCWRC it was now two victories apiece for Mitsubishi and Subaru as local guest drivers took the top places in the category. Arai was the top scoring regular PCWRC com-petitor in 4th place so Araujo and Flodin, who were not competing here, retained their places at the head of the standings. Ford's success was dramatic. They had not only won despite their cars being fastest on only one stage and had only led the event after only two· stages, but this was their 75th World Rally win. This made the company the most successful manufacturer in the history of world champion-ship rallying, ahead of Lancia, whose 74 victories had been the record since 1992. lA.12-C: 40th Rally New Zealand (NZ) Auckland 7/9.05.2010 WCR round 5, SWRC/WRCC/PCWRC round 4 VVCR points \/VCR WCD S WC PC 1 (4) Jari-Matti LATVALA/Miikka Anttila FIN Ford Focus RS WRC PXOBAXB (GB) 4h.04m.09.8s. 25 25-- -2 (7) Sebastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia F Citroen C4 WRC AJ607MN (F) 4h.04m.12.2s. -18 - • • 3 (1) Sebastien LOEB/Daniel Elena F/MC Citroen C4_ WRC AJ083ZN (F) 4h.04m.25.0s. 18 15 • - • 4 (3) Mikko HIRVONEN/Jarmo Lehtinen FIN Ford Focus RS WRC SA09VHR (GB) 4h.04m.31.1s. 15 12 - - -5 (2) Dani SORDO/Marc Marti E Citroen C4 WRC AL934PO (F) 4h.04m.35.6s. 12 10-- -6 (5) Matthew WILSON/Scott Martin GB Ford Focus RS WRC PXOBAXC (GB) 4h.07m.35.8s. 10 8 • • • 7 (6) Henning SOLBERG/Ilka Minor NIA Ford Focus RS WRC EU07SSZ (GB) 4h.1 Om.25.1 s. 8 6 - - - . 8 (29) Jari Ketomaa/Mika Stenberg FIN Ford Fiesta S2000 SWRCJWRCC PX59ATZ (GB) 4h.14m.29.1s. -4 25 25 • 9 (9) Federico VILLAGRA/Jorge Perez Companc RA Ford Focus RS WRC EU07SUF (GB) 4h.14m.59.6s. 6 2 - - -10 (28) Xavier Pons/Alex Haro E Ford Fiesta S2000 SWRC/WRCC MM590RT (GB) 4h.15m.23.2s. -11818-11 (21) Martin P~kop/Jan Tomanek CZ Ford Fiesta S2000 SWRC/WRCC 06R 0024 (CZ) 4h.15m.43.1 s. - -1515 -12 (24) Patrik SandelUEmil Axelsson S Skoda Fabia S2000 SWRC/WRCC Kl530AT (A) 4h.16m.08.5s. --12 12 -13 (22) Nasser Al Attiyah/Giovanni Bemacchini QA/I Skoda Fabia S2000 SWRC/WRCC 956 BEW (B) 4h.16m.43. 9s. - -10 10 • 14 (38) Hayden Paddon/John Kennard NZ Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX PCWRC VOGAL (NZ) 4h.19m.28.8s. • • • • 25 17 (50) Emma Gilmour/Glenn Macneal! NZ/AUS Subaru lmpreza N14 PCWRC MMMMMS (NZ) 4h.22m.44.2s. - • --18 20 (34) Kingsley Thompson/Malcolm Peden NZ Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X PCWRC D LUCY (NZ) 4h.28m.38.8s - ---15 26 (32) Toshi Arai/Daniel Barritt J/GB Subaru lmpreza N14 PCWRC GMG301T04103 (J) 4h.37m.39.3s.(3) - - - -12 27 (33) Gianluca Linari/Massimo Salvucci I Subaru lmpreza N1~ PCWRC OW 355 PX (I) 4h.38m.54.1 s. - - - -10 35 (44) Paulo Nobre/Edu Paula BR Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X PCWRC Kl-652 CK (A) 5h.07m.02.3s.(6) - • - - 8 54 (7 SWRCk WRCC/12 PCWRC) starters. 38 (5 SWRC/5 WRCC/6 PCVVRC) finishers. +Group N winner. MANUFACTURERS' REGISTERED DRIVER. (Missed stages or road sections) Wimer's average speed over stages 97.43kph. LEADING RETIREMENTS LAST STAGE COMPLETED (11) Petter Solberg/Philip Mills N/GB Citroen C4 WRC AL289AN (F) accident 20 (27) Janne Tuohino/Risto Pietilainen FIN Ford Fiesta S2000 SWRC/WRCC A3457 (FIN) engine (4) 20 · (30) Albert Llovera/Borja Rozada ANDIE Fiat Grande Punto S2000 SWRC OKOTTGT (I) accident 11 (36) Nick Georgiou/Joseph Matar RL Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X PCWRC FHJ484 (NZ) accident 1 (40) Richard+ Sara Mason NZ Subaru lmpreza N14 PCWRC 1 BNT 1 (NZ) accident 5 (42) Miguel-Angel Baldoni/Jose Diaz RA Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX PCWRC EQE484 (RA) accident 11 (45) Rui Wang/Hongyu f"an CN Subaru lmpreza N14 PCWRC ET3231 (CN) accident (2) 18 . (46) Chaodong Liu/Anthony Mcloughlin CN/AUS Mitsubishi Lctncer Evo IX PCWRC FAS241 (CN)_ engine 20 (54) Michel Jourdain/Oscar Sanchez MEX/E Mitsubishi Lancer Eva IX PCWRC EQK867 (RA) accident 11 RALLY LEADERS P.Solberg stages 1+2, Sardo 3+4, Ogier 5+6, Latvala 7, P.Solberg 8+9, Ogier 10-17, Loeb 18, Ogier 19+20, Latvala 21. SWRC / GROUP N LEADER Ketomaa stages 1-21. PCWRC LEADERS Mason stages 1-3, Paddon 4-21. The Route Special Stages Total Distance Crews Restarting Day 1 Queens Wharf Auckland City 1 asphalt-1.SOkm 556.75km (1-9) (Friday 0715) -8 gravel-157.68km Sky City Auckland (Friday 2003) Day 2 Sky City Auckland (Saturday 0600) - 2 asphalt-9.36kf11 511.17km 50 July 2010 Dusty Times • I I

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• ::W:nusn TIMES CALIENTE 250 _ Class 1 And. overa-11 To TJ Flores Text & Photos: Alan Madden The Dusty Times 250 Race in Caliente, Nevada is the third race in the six race series of the 2010 SNORE season. This race is noted for the area's beautiful country and unique water cross-ings. This year Spring storms threatened the area but as the May 8th weekend approached the sky cleared and the tempera-tures rose to the low seventies. Ninety seven cars answered the starter's flag, up twenty from the previous year, with fifty-eight re-ceiving the checkered flag (63%). One of the favorite traditions in SNORE racing, the Cali-ente Meet & Greet took place on Friday morning. This year the Caliente Elementary School was closed for a holiday but that did not dampen the enthusiasm of the kids. As usual; a gaggle of munchkins clad in over sized t-shirts descended on the rac-ers looking for autographs. It seemed that the adults had as much fun as the kids. Unlimited Trucks class. (UT) There were four starters but only one Todd Wyllie in #8 fin-ished the race. On the first lap Todd Wyllie took the lead with Ron Whitton, ( 39) only thirty seconds behind. With Joe Willardsen (25) only two minutes behind followed by Alan Levinson (27) thirty seconds later. The second lap Todd Wyllie in-creased his lead by three minutes with Joe Willardsen (25) taking second place by one minute with Alan Levinson (27) close behind. Todd Wyllie reported that he had a close call on this lap with a quad carrying two people going the wrong way on the course. Ron Whitton (39) fell out of the race with mechanical problems. The third lap Todd Wyllie continued to hold the lead while Alan Levinson (27) dropped be- . hind three and a half hours due to mechanical problems. Un-fortunately, Joe Willardsen (25) was forced out of the race with mechanical problems. On the fourth and final lap, Todd Wyllie (8) breezed to the finish line with no problems and took the checked flag for 1st in class and third Overall. Alan Levinson (27) finished the last lap in two ahd a half hours but was given a DNF for Todd Wyllie had a really great race, he led the Unlimited Truck Class all the way, he's seen here just out of the water . In the Class 10 skirmish it was David Greenhill taking a nice win, David had less than three minutes on his competition at the checkers. the race because he failed to fin-ish in the allotted time limit. Class 1 Unlimited 7 cars for 4 laps On the first lap TJ Flores (100), fresh off his win in Best in the Desert Race, jumped into the lead closely followed by Terry Householder (124) two minutes later with Kevin Colan (101) only twenty seconds later. Bily Worthing ( 166) came next elev-en minutes behind the leader with Kyle Conlon (127) almost ten minutes later. Kevin Curtis (159) followed 30 minutes later. Unfortunately, Adam Bosch (121) failed to finish the first lap and called it a day with unspeci-fied mechanical problems. On the second lap, TJ Flores (100) continued to record con-sistent lap times averaging one hour and twenty-five minutes. Kevin Colan (101) pulled into second place four minutes be-hind TJ with Terry Hou~eholder (124) slipping into third place five minutes behind the leader. Billy Worthing (166) was trailing ~ the pack. Kevin Curtis (159) dropped out for the dreaded DNF due to mechanical problems. Lap three TJ Flores (100) continues the race with no prob-lems. Kevin Colan (101) is still closed behind TJ with Kyle Con-Alan Levinson took second place honors in the Unlimited Truck race, Kevin Colan captured the silver medal in the Class 1 contest at It was a second place finish in Class 10 for Kevin Ellis at Caliente, he's seen here getting back up to speed. =;;;;;="'i Caliente, Kevin was 20 minutes in arrears at the flag. Kevin was fess than three minutes behind when he took the checkers. Dave Matsui was· the silver medalist in the class 12 action, Dave John Reber slows down quickly to ford the stream in Caliente, John Not too bad a day for Kevin McMurray, he took the silver medal in finished 11 minutes out of the win at Caliente. finished second in the Class 13 action. the Class 1450 scuffle, he finished less than five minutes in arrears. Page 20 July 2010 Dusty Times

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fi Jason Coleman certainly gave it all he had, Jason finished second Chuck Harvey gave it everything he had in the Class 18 race, Chuck Bryce Yarbrough had a decent race, he drove his Class 7 Ford to a in Class 1600, he was a mere 10 seconds in arrears at the finish. had to settle for the silver medal, he was behind by six minutes. second place finish, he was 14 minutes off the pace. lon (127) closing the gap be-brother Mike Greenhill finished after the race started and keep which took about 15 minutes. but it was too little too late. The hind Kevin. Billy Worthing (166) the last two laps. The Greenhill it to the finish. On the last lap Kevin Ellis (1006) ·passed Mike Greenhill brothers finished 2 passed Terry Householder (124) brothers took the lead soon Mike had a flat at about mile 24 and tried to make up some time Continued on page 22 and had a strong hold on forth place. Terry Householder (124) encountered mechanical prob-lems and dropped a full hour behind the pack. Lap four TJ Flores (100) main-tains his lead. He finished the race first in class and first overall. Kevin Colan ( 101) maintained his hold on second place and fin-ished second in class and second overall. Kyle Conlon (127) con-tinued to close in on the leaders turning in his fastest time of the day but it was only good enough for third place. Billy Worthing (166) finished fourth in class. Terry Householder (124) fin-ished the race for fifth place. TJ Flores drove the whole race with Brian Flores co-driving. He had no issues. The win put TJ into first place in points for this class and second in overall point standing. Kevin "Doc" Colan (101) the car ran well and he did not have any problems. This was the first race for Kevin after about an 18 month hiatus. Kyle Conlon (127) drove the whole race with Cameron Butch-er riding shotgun. About mile 15 on the first lap, both rear brake calipers locked up, causing damage to the rotors and started a brake fire. They took off the rear brakes and did the whole race with just the front brakes. They had to back off a bit just running on the front brakes. On the second lap a limit strap clevis broke and they had to stop at the main pit and change it. They came in third just 45 min-utes behind the leader. Billy Worthing ( 166) Billy started the race with co-driver Vic Martin. Larry Atzet co-drove the second half of the race. Billy's race went well until the last lap. The brakes failed and toward the twenty miles he had very little brakes and was using the turning brakes to slow down the car. Terry Householder (124) start-ed the race with Craig Williams in the right seat. He kept the car right up front with the leader in second or third place for two laps. At the end of the second lap tragedy struck when Terry had the right rear hub fail. It took the pit crew about an hour to replace the hub and get the car back into the race. Chris Elmer took charge of the vehicle for the last two laps with Wayne Gould navigating. Chris finished the race without incident but had to settle for fifth place in class due to the hub foilure. Class 10 Dave Greenhill (1056) started the race and did two laps. His Dusty Times AU MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED --July 2010 Page 21

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It was a second place finish in the Class 8 contest for Sheldon Paul, Cody Rash led the first lap in Class 9, had a really bad second lap Kyle Conlan was just a bit off the pace in the Class 1 contest, Kyle he's seen here racing his good looking rig to the finish. but bounced back to take second place in the class. finished in third place, he's seen here getting his free wash. ½ minutes ahead of Kevin Ellis (1006) for the gold. Jeff Offutt (1006), the car's builder, started the race with Danny Madigan. On the first lap Jeff had a flat. Then towards the end of the second lap the brakes and clutch failed. Kevin Ellis, the car owner, took over with Taku Yamasaki as co-driver. Kevin drove the last two laps without brakes and a clutch. But he still came in only 2nd. Class 12 Bill Gereghty (1245) drove the first two laps in this single seat race car. His only problem was a wet ignition after a water crossing. Bill wants to th_ank the LVDC guys helping to dry his ig-nition. Travis Howard, who did all the prep on the car, took over the single seat car and just put the pedal to the medal to catch Dave Matsui, the leader. He passed Dave and kept the lead to the finish line. Dave Matsui (1266) Dave Matsui drove the whole race with Jason Davis navigat-ing. They had a flawless race only stopping for fuel with no Race Trailer For Sale 2007 Pace SCXZS Daytona Race Trailer ShadowGT Independent Torsion Suspension -6000 lb. axles 050 Up Graded outside sheets - Screwless sides . Floor Tire Compartment - A & PAwning -12 Volt Battery. Honda EU 300015 General built in. 4 Extra inside Neon Lights - outside flood lights. 8 foot wall track. Back & Load lights. Quartz Lights under cabinets. 96 in wide Rear Frame openings. Metal Cabinets & work benches in front and down sides. Electrical Wench under cabinets. GVM Rated I2,000LB Paid over $23,000 new in 2007 Asking $ 14,999 080. Would consider Jeep as partial. Mike -619-985-2198 or 619-445-5142 Page 22 mechanical repairs or driver changes. They started 1st off the line and ran at their our own pace, not allowing anybody to pass. We were cautious across all water crossings and saw many of our competitors down due to water issues. On our second lap we passed Brian Freeman to take first place and held the lead until nearing the end of the 3rd lap when they were passed by Billy Geherty. We were pushing our car to its' limits and topping the 90 mph. They were very happy to take 2nd place. Class 13 John Houton (1389) drove the first lap with Mike Witch-mann riding in the right seat. John had no problems on the first lap. He turned the car over to Corry Torres who finished the race with Mike still in the right seat. The team did not have any flats or mechanical problems during the race and finished in first place . Just before pit "C" on the third lap, Corry ran out of talent and put the car on its side.' It took them a while but they got going until they came to another car on its side. They decided that because they were down on time, they could stop and help the other car get back on the wheels. When they finished the race, they found that every one in their class had issues and they were in first place! John Reber (1393) this was the first race for John Reber and his car. The morning of the race the car would not start so Butch of Butch's Speed Shop and some other friends quickly changed the fuel pump and got the car to the starting line just in time. Jessie Bullock was John's naviga-tor for the race. After the excite-ment of getting the tar started, they had a smooth race coming in only ten minutes behind the leader for second place: Bill Shapley (1300) started the race with Da,niel Maurer riding shotgun. Bill drove for two laps while trying to demolish the vehicle. He parked the car in a tree, bent a tie rod and blew a shock assembly before handing the car over to his son Billy Shap-ley and his co-driver Danielle Bradley. Billy brought the car to the finish without any further damage to take third place. Class 1450 Erice Ludian (1477) drove the whole race with his son Hunter Lundian co-driving for the first two laps. John Davidson rode the last lap. Class 1450 is a very competi-tive class with 14 entries. On the first lap there was lots of dust but Eric worked up into third place. On the second lap, Eric worked his way into second place. On July 2010 the final lap, Eric battled Kevin McMurry (1418) for 62 miles. But he finally passed Kevin to take the lead for the win. After he crossed the finish line, Eric found out his starter was not working but after the posting the "Big W" it really did not bother him. John Phegley (1411) Coming into the race John Phegley (1411) knew his engine was marginal. He did two laps and was very competitive, but go-ing into the third lap his engine started leaking. At mile 15 of the 3rd lap John decided to save the engine and call it a day. Nolan Winward (1473) This was the first race for Nolan Winward (1473). He purchased the truck two weeks before the race. After some long nights and understanding wives Nolan and his "co-dawg" Chris Babas were ready for the race. Just before the start of the race the only thought i_n Nolan's head was just to finish the race and don't hit a tree! They start-ed about 9 AM and everything seemed normal and they settled into a slow pace. Just a little passed pit A, Nolan "stuffed" the front end very hard blowing out the driver side bump stop. What he did not know and could not see was that he had fractured the hub and it was only a mater of time before the damaged hub failed. On a down hill around race mile 20, the hub failed and the guys were in for a very wild ride. They hit a tree, bounced off a rock, and went through or over two more trees before they stopped. They came through the event unharmed but that can not be said about the truck. Nolan and Chris want to thank "Loca-tions Racing" and all the Snore folks for all their help. With a little luck and some "under-standing" from his wife Nolan looks forward to the next race. 7S Class Nick Moncure (7159) had some minor problems on the first lap that put him behind Mailligan (7175). It took him a while to catch up to the leader. But after some hard racing and duel race trucks, he pulled ahead on a long straight about 30 miles from the finish for the win. Kyle Mailligan (7175) and Steve Mailligan drove up to Cali-ente from San Diego without a pit crew but racing brotherhood in the form of the "Locations Racing" team and other Snore q racers stepped up to help them with race support. It was a nice win for Billy Gereghty in the Class 12 fracas, Billy took the gold medal with 12 minutes in hand, here pre agua. Class 13 had eight entries and John Houton beat them all to the checkers, John had a bit over 10 minutes in hand when he took the win. Dusty Times 7

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Bryan Freeman led the first Class 12 lap, had troubles on lap 2, bounced back and ended up taking third place honors. Billy Shapley and dad Bill were the third place finishers in the Class Frank Napoli claimed third place honors in the Class 1450 contest, 13 fracas, seen here still dripping wet. Frank is seen here at high speed through the mountain brush. The plan was for Steve to drive the first half of the race and the Kyle would take over driving and Steve would navigate. But Kyle was not feeling well and Steve drove the whole race. Steve was in the lead for most of the race, but on the third lap about mile 30 he hit a rock that messed up the front end align-ment and took out the right rear rim and tire. With the truck out of alignment, safe driving at high speed was not an option so Steve slowed down when Nick Mon-cure (7159) caught up and passed him. The second place finish was good enough to keep Kyle as the class points leader. Peter Garfinkle (7150) had a bad day. Mechanical problems plagued his truck. He is not a quitter so his crew worked to make major repair after the first and during the third lap. He did finish the race but went over the time limit so he recorded a DNF for the race. Eric ludian exits one of the water crossings in his Class 1450 truck, Eric went on to win the class with five minutes in hand. The win in Class 15 went to John Perkins, it was a fairly easy win as John had over an hour in hand when the checkers flew. Class 15 Greg Crew (1502) started the race with Jason Barrette co-driving. The first lap went well and they were very close to the leaders. On the second lap Danny Barrette got into the driver's seat with his brother Jason riding shotgun. Danny was leading the race when his brakes failed about mile 60. He doubled back on the access road to the main pit where his team assisted by the Rash team rebuilt the brake system. "Butch" sup-plied the necessary parts. And the Danny finished the 2nd lap and the brakes were repaired. Greg Crew got back into the car on the third lap with Danny Barrette co-driving. The last lap was very fast and uneventful. Be-cause of the long time involved in the brake repair Greg finished in third place but Greg remain Darin Anderson was the big winner in the Class 1600 battle, but it was close, Darin only had 10 seconds in hand at the checkers. In the Class 18 battle it was Mark Bass taking the class win, Mark is seen here nice and clean after one of many baths. Dusty Times overall class points leader. Although Brian Cox (125) was driving car number (125) he was racing under class 15 Unlim-ited Sportsman. Brian was doing well until the fuel system gave out in the second lap. Brian was working with his sponsor "Thrill Billies" a new action television show. Class 1600 Darin Anderson (1655) and Clint Braun share driving duties in this single seat race car. Clint was first on the course and set a good pace on the first and sec-ond lap. Darin Anderson took over at the beginning of the third lap and brought the car home for the finish and the win. They had no mechanical problems and only had a few little driv-ing mistakes like driving off the course when they missed a turn. But by not making a big mistake they won their class. Only ten seconds separated the first car from the second and third place finishers. Jason Coleman (1623) with Jamie Munyon manning the right seat drove the whole race. He started the race taking it easy and th.en as he got confidence he started passing cars. As he move up in the pack he gained confidence and continued to pass cars until on the third lap he was behind the leader and tech-nically in the lead on corrected time. It was about the middle Continued on page 24 Fuel Safe brings you the All New Diamond Plate 'TouGH CELL TM Specially designed for Shop Online -Free Ground Shipping the Side-by-Side Utility Terrain Vehicle racing market! • SPECIALLY DESIGNED WITH A LOW CENTER OF GRAVITY • BOTTOM MOUNTING FLANGE MOUNTS TO BED OF TRUCK • LONGLASTING HIGH STRENGTH DIAMOND PLATE CONTAINER • PRO CELL® BLADDER KEEPS YOU AND YOUR FUEL SAFE AND SECURE 800-433-6524 Fuel Safe Systems, 1550 Kingwood Ave, Redmond OR 97756 Tel: 541-923-6005 Fax: 541-923-6600 July 201 o Page 23

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of the third lap when he hit a bolder and high centered the car. It took Jason and Jamie about 5 minutes to push the car off the rock and get going. Not one to give up, Jason got back into the fight and clawed his way back to the head of the pack. Jason came within 10 seconds of winning the race but had to settle for the silver metal. Fernie Padilla (1613) drove with Garett Saye riding shot gun. On th~ first lap they did well but on the second lap Fernie stalled the car in the water cross-ing when water shorted out the coil. About halfway through the second lap Fernie lost the power steering belt but he continued racing until he got to a pit. Later on the third lap he rolled the car which put him down about five or so minutes. With out the roll, Fernie would have won the race since only four minutes separated the first tree cars. Dave Wilson slows to enter the stream at Caliente, Dave took the win in Class 3000 with absolute ease. Steve Alexander was almost uncontested all the way, he drove his really great looking Bug to the Class 5 win. Raul Solano (1650) with co-driver Homer Garcia drove the whole race. The car performed flawlessly and they came in 4th in class. Mac Marmon (1695) drove the whole race with his sidekick Cody Santibanez. Mac was do-ing well until the end of the sec-ond lap when they lost their back brakes. Unable to repair the system they elected to finish the race with only their front system. A general note: Casey Mar-mon aka "Pit Mom" is one proud Mother and it was a great Moth-er's Day present to see her son, Mac, finish the race. She has been supporting Mac and the team for the last two years he has been in Class 1600. Richard Evans and Troy Gen-try had just purchased the class 16 car a few weeks before the race, so it was more than a few long evening getting the car ready for the race. Richard Evans (1683) drove the whole race with co-driver Troy Gentry. It was co-owner Troy Gentry's first time in a race car. The first lap was slow but uneventful. On the second lap, tree on the first lap forcing a tire Richard tagged a tree with the change due to a limb in the side right rear tire on the 2nd lap of the tire. With the tire change, which resulted in a very squirrel- Tyler was down 14 minutes when ly car at high speeds. Thinking they pitted and changed the crew. they had a flat or low tire they Kenny Redelsperger got in the stopped. But after an inspection driver's seat with Darrel Kahere Richard discovered it wasn't a as co-driver. Kenny really pushed tire and concluded it was prob-the car to make up 8 minutes. He ably an alignment problem. lost it on a turn an ended up on a They continued the race with berm about mile 50 but they were the handling problem by just able to fee the car with the help driving a little slower and care-of some spectators ending up six fully on the fire roads. During minutes behind the leader for a the fourth laJ? they had a flat tire second P.lace win. which a Freeman crew changed Bob Dziurawiec (aka big bob) at pit A. And then they got an- (1811) started in third place but other flat a little before the finish jumped to second when car 1803 line. They finished the race in died at the second water cross-7th place. All in all, a very good ing with a water logged ignition. race for their car, new co-driver On the second lap his spare tire and a very rusty old driver! ' broke loose about a mile at mile Class 18 36 so he had to stop and fix the Mark Bass (1844) On the first tire. Car 1844 passed Bob while lap just after the water crossing at he was fixing the spare. He du-about mile marker the coil wire eled with 1844 for a while until popped off the coil and killed he finally passed 1844. He was the engine. On the second lap in the lead on the final lap un-the coil wire came off in almost til, at checkpoint 8, his battery the same spot at mile 4. On the wire broke and he was down for third lap Mark lost his fuel line 5 minutes for repairs when the at mile mark 62. John Kazmerek other two cars passed him. was the co-driver in 1844. They Lonan Pies (1803) drove the lost their rear light when they fist half of the race and then lost the spare tire somewhere on swapped seats with Anthony Pe-the course during the last lap. rucci to finish the race. Lonan Tyler Harvey (1853) drove the 's engine died at a second water first 1 ½ laps with his dad Chuck crossing at mile 4. In getting his John Berry's competition dropped out early on in the Class 5/1600 race, John Harvey co-driving. Tyler did engine started he drained the took the win with literally laps in hand at the finish. pretty very well until they hit a battery and was given a jump ;=:=======:::::::;;=========:;:::;---;:::===--..:.....___:__...:...._ ____ _:_ ____ ..:......, start by some friends. After they got going their car performed flawlessly and they finished 4th in class. Class 3000 Dave Wilson (3014) drove the only car in his class with his son Kai Wilson navigating in the right seat. For Dave and Kai this was a fun race. They did not have any problems. They com-pleted three laps in 5 hours and 24 minutes for a average speed of 41 mph. Class 5 This was a race of firsts for Steve Alexander in orange bug #505. This was the first time he has finished a race in Caliente. And the first time the car has won a race. On the first lap Steve drove with Don Ponder riding shot-gun. A few miles before pit C, Steve lost the throttle return spring. A quick pit stop a C cor-rected the problem. When he returned to the main pit, at the finish of the first lap, his crew found a stripped bolt in one of the rear calipers. They quickly made the necessary repairs and ' Steve was back in the race. At the end of the second lap Steve was feeling sick so Don Ponder moved over to the left seat and Gavin Ferguson assumed the shotgun position for the third lap. The third lap was unevent-ful. On the forth lap, Steve was Fernie Padilla led the first lap in Class 1600 but he had to settle for How apropos, Surf Auto as a sponsor! Bob Dziurawiec was the third Billy Worthing finished first off the podium in the Class 1 fracas, Billy the bronze medal when the checkered flag flew. place finisher in Class 18, seen here ready to dry. is seen here shaking off the water and back up to speed. Rick Rochell emerges from the surf to take a first off the podium Raul Solano gave it all that he had but this time it was only good In VORE-VG it was Sean Anderson taking the class win, his finish ilJ Class 13, Rick was 18 minutes off the podium. enough for a fourth place finish in Class 1600. competition finished 44 minutes behind this good looking truck. Page 24 July 2010 Dusty Times

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r .. Travis Bazzano drove his immaculate Chevy truck to the Class 7 win, Travis is seen here throwin' some dirt on his way to the win. feeling better and ·he jumped in the driver's seat with Derrick Bradley and they brought the car home for the win. Rick Casteneda (513) started the race but the bug only went about five miles before mechani-cal problems forced Rick out of the race. Class 5/1600 Mike Boone (589) drove while Todd Glen navigated the car's one and only lap. They lost all the gears in the transmission just before "Oh My Gosh" hill. They had to push the car up the grade before the hill. Mike slammed the transmission in· first gear as best as he could and they coasted down the hill to the finish line for there personal victory of fin-ishing one lap of the race. Class 7 Travis Bozzano (7267) had a great race. He did not have any problems and finished first in class 15 minutes ahead of Bryce Yarbrough. Bryce Yarbrough (7253) drove the whole race with Russell Fair riding shotgun. Bryce was com-pletive all day. He only stopped for gas and two quarts of oil, fin-ishing only 15 minutes behind the leader Travis Bozzan (7267). They battled Richard Blunk (7212) for second place finally passing him on the 4th and final laps when Richard pulled over with mechanical problems. Class 8 Jeff Beuuner drove the first two laps with Brad navigating in the right seat. Sheldon Paul (8000) drove the last two laps with John Busselberg in the right seat. don had to settle for the silver. Class 9 Kyle Cox (955) is a rare indi-vidual. He is a local Caliente, NV resident, borne and raised in the local community. Kyle is racing his single seat class nine car in the SNORE series. He fought some serious problems getting his car ready for the race. The engine was in and out of the shop twice in the week before the race to replace the clutch and repair a serious oil leak. For-tunately, Kyle did not have any problems on race day. He turned in three good laps that averaged just ten minutes short of two hours. He took the lead in the first lap and held onto it for the entire race. Beau Rash (973) drove the single seat car for the first two laps. About mile 25, Beau broke a front spindle. He limped the car 50 some odd miles on the course and down "Oh my Gosh" hill to the main pit were the spindle, brake, and tire assembly was replaced. At this point his brother, Cody, got into the car and battled his way into second place. Although this was not a win, Cody Rash remains the class 9 points leader. 7S Class Nick Moncure (7159) had Nice and clean, Terry Evans raced his truck to the Class 8 win in Caliente, Terry had 16 minutes in hand when the checkers flew. some minor problem on the first lap that put him behind Mail-ligan (7175). It took him a while to catch up to the leader. But after some hard racing and duel race trucks, he pulled ahead on a long straight about 30 miles from the finish for the win. Kyle Mailligan (717 5) and Steve Mailligan drove up to Cali-ente from San Diego without a pit crew but racing brotherhood in the form of the "Locations Racing" team and other Snore racer stepped up to help them with race support. The plan was for Steve to drive the first half of the race and the Kyle would take over driving and Steve would navig:rte. But Kyle was not feeling well and Steve drove the whole race. Steve was in the lead for most of the race but on the third lap about mile 30 he hit a rock that messed up the front end align-ment and took out the right rear rim and tire. With the truck out of alignment, safe driving at high speed was not an option so Steve slowed down when Nick Mon-cure (7159) caught up and passed him. The second place finish was good enough to keep Kyle as the class point leader. plagued his truck. He is not a quitter so his crew worked to make major repairs after the first and during the third lap. He did finish the race but went over the time limit so he recorded a DNF for the race. Class 11 Stock Bug Eric Solorzano and his co-driver Mario Azques drove the first lap with Robert Johnson and his son Eric Johnson finish-ing the race. This was Eris John-son's first race but it will not be his last. Eric Salorzoano just tried to take is easy and not break the car before handing it over to Robert Johnson. On the second lap, Robert Johnson thought the transmission failed going up a steep hill but it was only tire slip. This win puts the team first in class. Ed Mahoney drove the whole race with Rick Lance co-driving. They had a clean first lap and were only a few minutes behind the Johnson car. About ten miles into the second lap he had a flat tire and then lost a fender. They had to take the fender off to move the car which cost some time. Jason Mace ( 1169) and his co-driver Fran Baird, blew a tire, stuffed the car into a curb and blew an alternator belt all on the first 25 miles of the first lap. After that the car ran flawlessly until they lost oil pressure near the middle of the second lap. Then they added two quarts of oil and finished the race. They think the engine blew a rear main seal. Richard Nichols (1102) had a great first lap but the car gave up the ghost on the second lap for aDNF. The next SNORE event is the Midnight Special, July 29-31 at Ridgecrest, California. See v all there! Peter Garfinkle (7150) had a bad day. Mechanical problems Kyle Cox was the big winner in Class 9, he averaged almost 40 mph for the race and he had 70 some odd minutes in hand at the end. Jeff and Sheldon chased Terry Evans (8021) around the track all day. The lead changed a number of times with both trucks within a minute or two. They were very close all day until Sheldon had to pull into the pits to fill a leaky transmission. That stop was about 15 minutes but that was enough for Scott Evans to take the lead and the win while Shel-Nick Moncure took the NAPA Chassis 7S Challenge Class win, Nick is seen here fording the stream in his Toyota. Bob Johnson gets a free wash as he heads to the gold medal in the StockBug Class action, Bob had 17 minutes in hand at the checkers. Breanna Cloud was off the pace in the Class 13 fracas, she finished Mac Marmon was the fifth place finisher in the Class 1600 meet, Day Gang had a bit of trouble on her first lap, got it fixed and carried a not too shabby fifth place in her neat looking buggy. Mac is seen here gearing up after the morning dip. on, Day ended up in sixth place in the Class 1600 scuffle. Dusty Times July 2010 Page 25

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NORRA MEXICAN 1000 Gordon/ Arciero Take overall By Judy Smith Tim Morton was the first motorcycle to finish the NORRA Mexican 1000 in Category BA, Tim's total time for the run was 13.40 hours. Photos: Trackside Photo La Paz, Baja California: In a 1989 Chenowth, powered by a Toyota V6 motor, Bob Gordon, Ryan Arciero, Frank Arciero, Jr., and Tim Crabtree won the nostalgic NORRA Mexican 1000 Rally. There hasn't been such a gathering of the clan since the Petersen Museum Off Road Ex-hibit in September of 2000. This time the cars were part of the allure, but the old timers who were pushing them through the contingency/tech inspection line also grabbed the attention of the bystanders. The NORRA Mexican 1000 Rally had tried to happen in Sep-tember of 2009, but a nasty hur-ricane that swamped the penin-Tom and Darin Harris drove their Ford to the Category 10 win in the NORRA Mexican 1000, their total time was 12.99 hours for the event. Ben Abatti had a ball! He drove his absolutely beautiful truck to a third overall, first place in Category 2, here at speed. Time 13. 34 hours. sula just before the planned race ing "race". Eventually he gave date caused it to be postponed. in, gathered a bunch of people Then the Easter Sunday earth-around him to help, and they quake, centered as it was just pulled things together to make it under the planned start line for work. It was originally scheduled the event, made it look as if there to start in Ensenada, but that was was a jinx on the Rally -but the abruptly changed to Mexicali. It earthquake, damaging as it was, may not have been where most didn't upset the Rally plans. of the NORRA events started, Mike Pearlman, son of the but in 1972 the very last of the founder of NORRA, Ed Pearl-NORRA Mexican 1000s started man, didn't really intend to put there, so the old racers felt right_, on a race when he started up at home. the NORRA site on the internet The race was not presented in a couple of years ago. He had a its old format - which was just lot of the old start-line photos a point-to-point event, with the and ·race photos, and thought object being to get to La Paz as maybe some folks would like to quickly as possible. For this edi-buy some. But as soon as the tion, the promoters made it into site went up, people tarted talk- a rally. There were Special Stages and Transits, and it was just as important to slow down in some sections as it was to be quick in others. Those who went too fast on the transits, which were all on pavement, would lose points. Pearlman said that he thought off roaders were "ready for some-thing new", and he was adamant that it should be fun. Roger Norman was the gold medal winner in the Category 11 contest, he completed his run down the peninsula in 13. 58 hours. It was a great win for Mike Shatynski at the NORRA event, he took the gold medal in Category 3, his winning time was 15.37 hours. Pearlman hadn't been in-volved in the off-road racing scene since the early seventies. He did remember, however, that a lot of it was fun, and he hoped to recapture that spirit. He was just 17 or 18 when he last was involved in the racing, and one of his early memories involves having his first margarita, (which Andy McMillin drove MBeagle Two to the silver medal in Baja in Category Scott McMi/lin ran in Category 2, he drove his Ford to a second place It was a finish in Category BA for Ruben Hale, he's seen 4, Andy's time for the event was 13.68 hours. finish in class, his elapsed time was 13.94 hours for the run. here headin' down the peninsula. His time was 14.26 hours. Page 26. July 2010 Dusty Times

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flicts, and allowed a bit more time for Pearlman and his crew to get organized. But, on Easter Sunday the earthquake hit. Hap-pily, although there was serious damage in the outskirts, and brief interruptions of water and power, it appeared that Mexicali had escaped without any horrendous damage. There was some highway destruction south of town, but the citizens of Baja, as well as off-road racers, know how to find a way around torn up pavement. It presented no problem. It was a gold medal in the Category 58 fracas, Greg Adler took the win in his Jeep, Chris Wilson drove the 1968 Ford Bronco to the win in the Category 5C division, seen Pearlman and his partner, Mike Noval, and some family members and a few friends laid out the course and did all the GPS notes themselves. They did not actually mark the course, because this was to be a rally, and the racers would use Tulip Notes in addition to the GPS map to find their way. Each day had two seen here ready to start the event. His time: 16.39 hours. here in the outback. Chris' time was 16.84 hours. he said tasted like really good tated the area. Up to his eyebrows easy decision to make. NORRA taken in, and as the peninsula lemonade) while waiting for the in pre-race planning, Pearlman would postpone the rally, and in healed, plans for the rescheduled finishers of the 1967 event to get was suddenly confronted with the interim, would solicit dona-rally slowly came to fruition. to the finish line. One margarita the fact that much of the area he tions, and help in getting it to the Now the rally was set for late led to another, and ultimately, planned to travel through had isolated areas in need. Truckloads April, which should have nice he reports that he missed see-been seriously damaged. It was an of clothing and foodstuffs were weather, no serious race con-Continued on page 28 ing all but the last few finishers. _..,...,..__,i,r-...,,.,....-......,...,.,,.,...~~ .----------------------------. Nevertheless, the memory is a fond one. As he started getting into the production of his rally, he quickly discovered that it prob-ably hadn't been all fun. And once the event was over, he said "I have a lot more respect for Dad and Sal (Fish, of SCORE)." It was, he found, a tremendous amount of work. Not only was it more work than he'd expected, but Pearl-man had the added complication of a couple of disasters. The first was that early autumn hurricane Qimena) that created havoc on the peninsula, tore up roads, iso-lated towns, and generally devas-Pancho Bio ran the good 'of VW to the win in the Category 9 bunch, Pancho took the win with a finishing time of 1Z 12 hours. It was a nice win for Mark Haber in the Category 5E contest, Mark is seen here on his way down south. His overall time was 1 Z 21 hours. -.._ ~ ~~ __. ,., ~ ..... -F Lt '-, -.._ . ,., Supporting Baja Racers Since 1969 Let the MAG 7 Brotherhood help you in Baja! MAG 7 is the leading private pit organization in Baja, and we're ready to support. your success in the upcoming SCORE Baj;J 1000. Full Service: MAG 7 crews will transport your spares to the pits and back and fill you during the race with your desired fuel (high-octane or pre-mix) from dry-breaks, dump cans, or jazz cans. Emergency Service: Already using 8FG or Honda pits? Sign up with MAG 7 emergency support also to ensure you have help VVHEN and WHERE you need it We have more pits located around the race course than anyone else. It's inexpensive insurance for a fast finish. We support all: ►Buggies ► Trocks ► Motorcydes ►Quads We Cover the Course: MAG 7 pits seem to be everywhere! Located at 50-60 mile intervals up and down the racecourse. We'll be there when and where you need us. Mag 7 Pit Equipment: All Mag 7 pits are equipped with ► Dry Breaks ► Dump Cans ► Welder ► Shop Tools ► Expert Staff and Mechanics ► Mulbple Race Radios ► Lubricants and Fluids ► Soda/ Snacks, and Water_ ► First Aid Supplies Applications and prices are available at Email: Dusty Times July 2010 Page 27

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Chris Raffo drove his heavily stickered Ford to the win in Category 5D, Chris' winning time was 17.23 hours. • Joe Desrosiers was the winner in the Category 7A contest, Joe's winning time for the Category was 17.53 hours overall. of Laguna Salada, where they be-gan the race officially. There were no requirements for any GPS tracking devices, though many had them, and some were with-out GPS totally, and some were without radios. NORRA had the help of the Baja Bush pilots, a group of Baja-loving Gringos with their own planes and a couple of helicopters. They got the officials safely down course in time to officiate as needed, and were, of course available should there be an emergency needing a plane. There was some problem with the landing strip at Bay of L.A., where the Eijido that owns the strip hadn't paid for their annual permit. The Mexican government had to issue some temporary permits so that the various planes and helicopters could use the strip during the race. clear that there were some who fully intended to try to get there first. It wasn't going to be easy: there were a total of 746.5 dirt (Special Stage) miles and 325.9 pavement (Transit) miles, for a total mileage of 1072.4. That's would be a lot of driving. Ray and Tom Swift drove their 1958 Ford Edsel to the win in the Category 1 race, While the first NORRA race had about four car classes and only three or four bike classes, these folks had many more by the time they got to race day. They had hoped to attract vintage off. road race cars and bikes, and they did. But there were also some folks with old Volkswagens, some of which had never been race cars, who wanted to be part of the fun, and some who had middle-Ray's winning time was 18.59 hours. or three "Special Stages", which were on dirt, and two or three Transits, which were pavement sections. The object was to get through each Stage as quickly as possible, but then the Transits were to be completed in the "Tar-get Time", or penalties ensued. Penalties were assessed for being too early or too late, but there was a generous cushion either way. The chief object was to avoid blatant and dangerous speeding on the pavement. The event was divided into three sections: from Mexicali, at the top of Laguna Salada, to Bahia de Los Angeles was the Day 1 section. On the second day they went from Bahia de Los Angeles to Loreto, and on the third day it was Loreto to La Paz. Most, if not all, of the miles of dirt run-ning were familiar to chose who'd raced in Baja in the past. Even without a GPS a team could make fairly safe assumptions about where each day's Special Stage (dirt) sections would be going. During the contingency/tech inspection line-up out behind the l-Iotel Colonial, which was head-quarters this year as it has been in the past a time or two, the talk was mostly about having fun, en-joying being in Baja, taking care of the precious old cars, and look-ing forward to getting to La Paz. Jose Julio Santibanez drove the large vehicle to the Category 5A win in Baja, Jose accumulated 19.20 hours on his way to the checkered flag. aged race vehicles, and some with vehicles that had never raced, but seemed suited to this particular venue. The resurrected NORRA team welcomed them all, cre-ated classes and wrote rules. Ulti-mately, they had 80 starters in 12 classes. There were a lot of non-racing racers who came to see the cars and the old racers, and a ton of Baja citizens who came for the same reason. There was a lot of hugging and back-slapping going on as old friends reconnected for the first time in years. It was terrific. The cars went off the line one at a time, heading out from a big parking lot next to the headquar-ter hotel. They paraded to the top NORRA also had help from the Mexican Cruz Roja, which provided standby ambulances for the duration. Pearlman found that one of the more onerous chores involved with putting on a race was being certain that all the various volunteers had rooms each night. He found himself serving as a sort of hotel middle-man, trying to be sure there were accommodations for everyone at the two overnight stops and La Paz. Still, at the end of it all, and in spite of the extra work it required, he said that he liked Steve Krieger Ill drove his modified Ford Bronco to the Category 6 win, Steve spent 19.30 hours getting down the peninsula. But there was a glint or two to Chad Niernberg had a great time, he drove his 1968 Ford Bronco to the Category SC Lorenzo Pearson was the big winner in the Category 9 fracas, seen here in his VW be seen in some eyes, and it was gold medal, Chad's time for the event was 20.01 hours. with Jeff Quinn aboard, running time was 21.77 hours. ,---------------.'.::.::.::.::.::.::.::;:.:;;:.::.::.::.::.::.::.::,;--;;;;~:::;;:;;;;;:;:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::=-_:--=--::--::--::--::--:::;--,.--:._-_-_-_--:._-_-_-_-_--~ -~ _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-.,..-_-_---_-_-----_-.,.-r--: ..,-_-_-~-.,,--:--_-_-::; ,. --' David Sykes had a good time, he took the bronze medal in Catego"ry 2, It was a firstoutofthemoneyfinish for Walker Evans in Category 2, he's Jonathan and Ryan Swift, 1973 VW Gator Bug, finished in third place Dave is seen here at speed, his overall time was 14. 66 hours. seen here in that Dodge that won so many races. 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the overnight format and would choose it again. Ultimately, the racers seemed to have a good time. Pearlman took to his bed to sleep for two days once it was over, but even he seemed to think it met his criteria for fun. The star studded overall win-ning team of Bob Gordon, Tim Crabtree and Ryan and Frank Arciero, in their 1989 V6 Toyota powered Chenowth with a VW beam front end, finished the three days with a time of 664.33 minutes. Gordon said that origi-nally they planned to cool it, so the car would last and they'd get to drive all three days: But old habits die hard. By the third day he said they "drove very hard". They stopped to put on two new tires, but had no problems, not even a flat. Said Gordon, "I can't remember not having one prob-lem in a race." Ben Abatti, Sr. and his son, Ben, Jr., teamed in the old Robby Gordon Hay Hauler truck to win George Pennington rode his Honda to victory in Category 8, his running time was a lengthy 23. 84 hours. Category 2, for · pre '89 Produc-tion 2WD utility vehicles. It must have been quite an experience for the Junior half of the team, be-cause he'd never been even as far as Laguna Salada into Baja before this. He did a stellar job. Their time was 800:46. George Erl and Mike Shatyn-ski drove an old Class 9 T-Mag car to victory in Category 3, for Single Seat 2WD cars. Their big-gest problem was that Erl had a hard time watching his OPS through his trifocals. He also said it was kind of hard to adjust to a course with no markers. Their time was 9:22:24. $' The big winner in Category 12 wasKlaus Rash, he went down the peninsula in 21.97 hours, he's seen here at speed. A full listing of the teams and their day by day times can be found on the NORRA website. All of the contestants we spoke to had a very good time. All of them said they'd do it again, and none even stopped to think about it. Pearlman has also said that he thinks he might do it again. So those of our readers who dilly-dallied too long and couldn't get the old cars ready in time for the 2010 edition, better start wrenching. If they do try it again, it will be another rally, with the overnight stops. Keep checking the NORRA web~itP for updates. John Swift drove his 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass tcra second place finish It was a second place finish in Category 11 for Scott Steinberger, he's Rodd and Roy Frantelli collected the silver medal in the Category 10 battle, in Category 3, John's time at the finish was 15.82 hours. seen here hustlin' his Ford to the finish. His time: 16.18 hours. they're seen here in their Datsun 720. Anishing time was 18.87 hours. Dusty Times July 2010 Page 29

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..... ILILJtl RIDGECREST 200 .Staats Takes The overall By ]. Preston Bradshaw Photos: Track.side Photo Taking the Class 1 gold medal at Ridgecrest was the great looking truck of Alex Staats, seen here at high speed on the course. MDR made their annual trek their first .lap it was Eric Jacobs Second lap and we had a new to Ridgecrest last month for the showing the way, Kelly Boyle came. leader, Kelly Boyle had moved into running of the Ridgecrest 200 and along less than a minute later, Alex the lead, Eric Jacobs dropped to there was some good racing from Staats ran in third place, Mike second position, Alex Staats re-those involved. · Bilek held down fourth place and mained in third place, Mike Bilek The Class 1 guys were first off Garrick Freitas was in fifth place. still ran fourth and Garrick Freitas the line and when they completed Frank Hines did not start the race. was still running fifth. . l Scott Moldenhauer was the Class 5 winner with ease, Scott cruised around all alone in class to take the checkered flag. There were no position changes on the third and fourth_ laps. Fifth lap, over half way in the race and Kelly Boyle still led the class, Alex Staats was second, he was 12 minutes in arrears, Mike Bilek came along some five min-utes later in the third spot, Garrick Freitas remained in fourth place, another 11 minutes behind and Eric Jacobs dropped to fifth place after encountering some problems along the way. There were no position changes on their sixth lap. Seventh lap ended and our leader, Kelly Boyle was nowhere to be seen, Alex Staats was the new class leadet, Mike Bilek ran in second pace, Mike was some seven minutes in arrears, Garrick Freitas was in third place and Eric Jacobs held down fourth place. The checkers flew and ir was Alex Staats taking a nice win, Mike Bilek took the silver medal, he finished nine minutes in arrears, Garrick Freitas won the bronze medal he was less than two min-utes further back and Eric Jacobs was the fourth and final finisher in the class. There was only one entry in Class 5, Frank Moldenhauer and basically he had a good time, Frank motored around for his eight required laps and took home the coveted gold medal. There was only one truck en-tered in the Unlimited Mini-Truck class, Rob Sims. Sims had major problems on the first lap. Two and a half hours worth but he sol-diered on after repairs but he only got in three laps total and retired from the fray. There was only one truck en-tered in the Stock Mini Truck class, Ken Dixon. Ken got in the Mike Bilek was 10 minutes off the pace in the Class 1 contest, seen Jeff Solberg drove his Pro PreRunner to a second place finish at Zach Sizelove was a bit off the winning pace in Class 1600, he took here just at liftoff on his way to the silver medal. Ridgecrest, he's seen here with lots of power on. the silver medal, here with the power full on. Performance Proven for Desert & Off-Road Use 150· Heavy Dut; Sizes to Choose f~om . 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 ~-------------------------------~-----------------------J Page 30 July 2010 Dusty Times

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- b JIJ , .. ,._,,.~- I -~ ~-'----.;....;.;..:= Ken Dixon took the Stock Mini Truck Class win at Ridgecrest, seen here at _speed in his really good looking vehicle. letting it all hang out, Jonathan Libby drove his Toyota Tundra to the Pro Prerunner win, he averaged 50 mph for the race! four required laps for the class and took home the gold medal for his win. There were three cars entered in the Class 10 conflict but only one of them would see the check-ered flag. At the end of their first of eight required laps it was Lee Olibas in the class lead, Jason Griffin was a minute and change in arrears in second place and the third entry, Dennis Hunter did arrears in the second spot. Olibas had disappeared from the Their third lap came to an end scoring charts. and now it was Jason Griffin in the Obviously, it was Jason Griffin lead while Lee Olibas slipped to all alone in class running well and not start. second place, he was 20 minutes completing his eight required laps Second lap ended and Lee Oli-in arrears. for the Class 10 win. bas still held the lead, Jason Grif-Fourth lap ended and Jason In Class 1200 there was only fin was a bit over two minutes in Griffin was running well while Lee one entry, Derek Ahern. Unfortu-..--------------------------, nately Derek was unable to com-plete his first lap before retiring the car. Class 1300 had four entrants, two of them would complete their six required laps. At the end of their first lap it was Allan- Lindsay leading the class, Zac Reish ran in second p[lace, he was just under three minutes in arrears. Michael Howard started the race but he failed to complete his initial lap. Catheryn Cervantes failed to start the race. Allan Lindsay continued to lead the class for the remaining five laps while Zac Reish remained in second place for the remainder of the race. When they took the checkered flag there was just a shade over four minutes between them. There were only two trucks en-tered in the Pro Pre Runner class, they had eight laps to run for their race and at the end of their first lap it was Nicholas Charlon in the lead and Jonathan Libby in second Continued on page 32 Garrick Freitas set fast lap for the class but a slow first lap relegated Ryan Greene collected the bronze medal for his finish in the Pro Pre- Eric Jacobs drove his Jimco to a first off the podium finish at him to a third place finish in the Class 1 battle. Runner contest, he's seen here at speed headin' home. Ridgecrest, Eric is seen here with the hammer down. Dusty Times July 2010 TTBEADLOCK 1 7XS SIMULATED B,L.. VW BEADLOCK 1 5X1 2 VW BEADLCCK Page 31

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It was a fourth place finish in the always hotly contested Pro Pre-Runner contest, Here we see Griffin Steinfeld at high speed. Mark Slater's long second lap didn't help at all, Mark was relegated Jeremy Deakins had a horribly long first lap, got it going again and to a fifth place finish in the Pro Pre-Runner contest. he recorded a fifth place finish in Pro-Pre-Runner class. place, Jonathan had a minor prob-lem to slow his progress. Second lap ended and Nicho-las continued to lead, Jonathan remained in the second spot but he had made up much of the time deficit and was only six minutes behind the leader. There were no lead changes on the third and fourth laps although Jonathan Libby was making up time and was now less than a min-ute behind the leader. On the fifth lap Nicholas disap-peared from the scoring charts, leaving Jonathan Libby to carry on for the remaining three laps and take the checkered flag for a really nice win. ,, "' . JI&.'; ~~ , .... .. In the Sportsman Pre-Runner class there were an even dozen all looking for the win, they had four laps to run for their race. At the end of their first lap it was Greg Sunds showing the way, Tommy Trego ran in the second spot, he was three minutes and change in arrears, Jeff Solberg ran in third place, he was another three min-utes in arrears, Joshua Sims held on in fourth place, Ryan Greene was in fifth place, Mark Slater was sixth in class, Jason Wadsworth was in seventh place, Griffin Stein-feld was relegated to eighth place with a lap hindered with mechani-cals and Jeremy Deakins was in In the Sportsman-Prerunner Class it was Greg Sunds taking a nice win, Greg had half an hour in hand at the checkers. Joey Chott was all alone in class at the Ridgecrest race but he motored around for his required four laps and took the win. ninth place with an almost four hour first lap. Eric When and Brent Veenstra failed to complete their first lap and Gregg Zumwalt did not start the race. At the completion of their sec-ond lap it was still Greg Sunds in the lead, Tommy Trego remained in second place, he was now eighth minutes behind the leader, Jeff Solberg remained in third place, Ryan Greene was up a place into fourth and Joshua Sims held down fifth place. Griffin Steinfeld was up two spots into sixth place, Mark Slater slipped a spot and was now Jim Goff had a trouble free run in the Class 1600 battle, he took the class win with almost an hour in hand at the flag. Jason Griffin had an easy day of it, all of his competition in the.Class 10 fracas failed to complete the race, the win was all his! Dusty Times running in seventh place and Jere-my Deakins was in the eighth spot. When they completed their third lap it was still Greg Sunds in the catbird seat, Jeff Solberg was up a spot into second place, Ryan Greene was up another spot into third place, Griffin Steinfeld was up two places into fourth, Mark Slater ran in fifth spot and Jeremy Deakins was running sixth. Tommy Trego and Joshua Sims were among the missing. Fourth and final lap and when they came in for their checkered flag it was Greg Sunds taking a really nice win, Jeff Solberg took second spot honors, Ryan Greene was the third place finisher, Grif-fin Steinfeld took fourth place, Mark Slater nailed down the fifth spot and Jeremy Deakins was the sixth and final finisher in the class. Class 1500 had only one en-trant, Joey Chott. Joey was re-quired to run four laps, which he did with ease and took the first prize for the class. // 13 ~ '©' 'D ~ lll ,(J Jj ~[iJ; fl, !lJ There were only two cars en-tered in the Class 1600 bash, they both finished their required 8 laps. Jim Goff led the class all the way, he kept opening up time over Zach Sizelove and when they finished it was Goff taking the gold medal and Sizelove taking second place honors. And so it ended, the next MDR race is June 25th, the MDR 400, running at Lucerne Valley for double points. See ya all there. II.QIU. Home Of The llace Auto I ... I llace car I Pre llunner I sand car 818-998-2739 9763 VAIUEL AVENUE, CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 July 2010 a. ir S' VI I I = I ! a I t Page 33

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AT LAS VEGAS Maccachren Takes Both Pro 2 Races By Homer Eubannks Photos: Trackside Photo Carl Renezeder took the Pro 4 Unlimited win on Saturday, he finished second in the Sunday event, here at full power. challenged Michael Johnson for third and Michael drove off course after turn four dropping him to fifth. Begin-ning of the next lap Adler leaned on Todd LeDuc in turn one for fourth and LeDuc pulled off after turn three. There was no catching MacCachren as he had distanced himself from Menzies and Menzies had some roow between himself and Ricky Johnson. Johnson however had Ampudia and Adler pressuring his position. At the finish it was MacCachren, M<:nzies and Johnson with Adler a close fourth. PRO4 It was a good weekend for Rob MacCachren, he took the gold medal both days in the Pro 2 Unlimited, here at a hard landing. Ward and Carl Renezeder made up row two. Just as the trucks came out someone upstairs (anticipating the heated action) decided to cool things down a bit and opened up the skies briefly with a cold blowing rain. Luck-ily the rain was light and the track held as Menzies led the pack around turn one with Michael Johnson second and MacCachren third. MacCachren moved past Menzies the following lap in turn four with Michael Johnson rhird and Ricky Johnson fourth. Mac-Cachren managed to clear himself from Menzies and set the races fastest lap of 55.499 mph. MacCachren was able to hold the momentum after the mandatory yellow and 'quickly pulled away from Menzies. Ricky Johnson Things started out real good · for Carl Reneteder as he set fast time at both Pro· 4-Unlimited practice Continued on page 36 If attending a Lucas Oil Off Road race in Las Vegas be sure and bring your entire wardrobe. One day sun-screen, sun glasses and shorts are the suggested attire for the day, then the following day bring all the warm clothes you can find and also throw in some rain gear. This I have learned after attending the second Lucas Oil Off Road Short Course event this year helq in Las Vegas. Round five of the 2010 Championship series was helq Saturday May 22 with the expected desert sun burning skin bright red on those in attendance. The following day, for round six, the Big Man Upstairs must have decided that the racing action was to hot so he brought out some gusty winds, cold air (from snow on nearby mountains) and dropped the temperature into the 50's. And let's not forget the rain dropping from the sky. So I bring this up to underline the fact that short course funs are one hearty group. But who could blame them considering they were rewarded both days with some very exciting short course rac-ing (especially enjoyable for the Vegas fans, as one ·of their own took repeat class wins.) PRO2 One reason fans stuck out the harsh weather was to watch the Pro 2 Unlimita:I class events. In round five of the 16-race series 17 trucks took the field with all knowing that points leader Rob MacCachren had qualified fastest and also turned the quickest time during Friday's practice session. Due to the inversion MacCachren two. As the white flag come out AdJer and second qualifier, Carl Renezeder, tried to muscle Ampudia in turn three were placed on the second row behind but spun, giving fourth to Jeff Ward . . Todd LeDuc and Ricky Johnson. MacCachren took the checkers but When the green flag flew LeDuc the excitement came at the finish line· took control and Johnson had to as Ampudia put a do or die move on pull off with mechanical woes. Rob Todd LeDuc over the finish line jump, Naughton slipped in behind LeDuc just edging LeDuc out for second by a with MacCachren holding third. Be-bumper sticker. On the podium when fore the lap finished Ricky Johnson asked Ampudia said, "I had a shot and pulled back on track at the end of.the had to take it." LeDuc summed up pack. By lap two MacCachren got by the move by saying, "I've played the Naughton and the order remained the spoiler before, but this time it came same until Naughton spun sideways in back on me." turn three blocking Renezeder. This The following day's race drew 15 put Michael Johnson in third with starters and this time it was Greg Rodrigo Ampudia fourth, then Rene-Adler setting quick qualifying time. zeder. MacCachren got by LeDuc a MacCachren was second quickest with couple of laps later and Ampudia had Carl Renezeder a close third. With ,,. ~ moved into third. the inversion Adler and MacCachren :,,,,: l The mandatory yellow came out were on row three with Bryce Menzies In Pro Buggy Unlimited it was Jerry Whelchel taking the Saturday win, Jerry to bunch up the pack but once racing and Michael Johnson up front. Jeff . collected the silver medal in the Sunday event. . resumed MacCachren ....---...::. ______ .:..._ ___ .:..._ __ ..:._ _ __:===::::;--;:::======================::::; put some distance be-tween himself and Todd LeDuc. Most of the battles were over third as Bryce Menzies chal-lenged but spun in turn one. This opened the door for Greg Adler who manag~d to take fourth from Michael· Johnson and begin pressuring Ampudia. Ricky John-son, second in points coming into the event, had moved up to fifth before a rear flat put him up on the K-rail in turn Rodrigo Ampudia had a nice second place finish in Pro 2 Unlimited on Bobby Pecoy was the silver medal winner in Pro Buggy Unlimited in Saturday, unfortunately he was a long 11th place finisher on Sunday. the Saturday event, Bobby finished sixth on Sunday. Vegas' own Adam Wik took second place honors on Saturday in the In the Limited Buggy race on Saturday it was Kyle Quinn taking Dawson Kirchner took second place honors in Super Lite on Saturday, Pro Lite Unlimited, Adam finished fifth in the Sunday affair. a second place finish, Kyle finished seventh in the Sunday event. unfortunately he 14l8S a long 11th place finisher on Sunday. Page 34 July 2010 Dusty Times

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but found himself at the back of the pack. Jacob Person took the second place spot with Deegan challenging him. Deegan's effort ended a lap later as he had to pull into the pits. With . Deegan pulling off Chris Brandt held the third spot Marty Hart took the win in the Pro Lite Unlimited race on Saturday, Marty had to settle for a second place finish in the Sunday event. John Fitzgerald was a double dipper, he took the Limited Buggy win both days in Vegas, seen here nicely airborne. The order didn't change much until after the mandatory yellow. Hart quickly established himself out front and fourth place runner Matt Loiodice was able to jump into sec-ond ahead of Person on the restart. Moving quickly through the pack was Jimmy Stephensen who moved in behind Person and began to pressure for his position. As stated, Hart was out front alone, Wik held second and the heated battle was for third. Once Stephensen got around Person, it was Person having pressure from Loiodice, and as the two went into tum two hard, causing Wik to get up on two wheels but he was able to recover and take the fourth spot from Person. Hart was the first to the checkers then Wik and Stephensen. and qualifying with a quick time of Barlow and Johnny Greaves up front. 1:08.621 which was just under 58 Just as the race started the fans were mph. Jeremy McGrath, transition-also treated with some cold rain drops, ing from 2WD to 4WD, was second fortunately they were light. in his new Stronghold Motorsports Johnny Greaves took the early lead sponsored machine. Having produced with Barlow and McGrath in pursuit. fast qualifying times the two were set With a clear track ahead Greaves back to row two for the start, behind quickly put breathing roo~ between Johnny Greaves and current ·points him and the pack. Barlow held a com-leader Rick Huseman. fortable distance from the battle for Once the battle began it was third between McGrath, Renezeder Greaves leading Huseman around and Huseman. Just a lap later Me-the first lap. McGrath rolled the new Grath began to slow on course giving truck during lap one and was a lap Renezeder third. Renezeder quickly down before getting fired back up. A moved up to challenge for second lap later Huseman took the lead with and was able to take the spot at tum Greaves second until he hit the wall five. Soon after Barlow got sideways in tum two dropping him to fourth. in tum one and Huseman was there Adrian Cenni inherited second place to capture third. As the yellow came with Travis Coyne third.-The order didn't change until the restart after the mandatory yellow. Cenni put the ham-mer down over the tum one exit jump to take the lead. Cenni had pressure from Huseman for the next couple of laps and when Huseman tried to take control outside tum two Cenni went wide to block, causing both he and Huseman to go off track, so third place Renezeder powered into the lead. Renezeder held on for the win with Huseman then Cenni trailing. Greaves finished fo_urth. t, out Greaves was enjoying a 20.length lead over Renezeder. When the green came out again Greaves held onto his lead but now had a hard charging Renezeder pressuring his every move. Huseman was third and was also receiving heat from Adrian Cenni for his position. a couple of laps later Greaves went wide in tum three and then dropped out giving Renezeder the lead. During this confusion Cenni managed to take second from Huse-man. When in Las Vegas, Lady Luck smiles on some and frowns on others. While leading on the iast lap Rene-zeder (who later said he had ignition or fuel issues) stalled in tum three and Cenni was to close to drive around. With Renezeder and Cenni stopped Rick Huseman set fast time for Sunday's round six of the series. Adrian Cenni ran second fastest with Carl Renezeder third. With the inver-sion the two fastest were placed on row three with McGrath and Renezeder ahead of them, and row one had Steve Chad George was the big winner on Saturday in Super Lite, Chad finished second in the hotly contested Sunday skirmish. on course a smile spread across Huse-man's face as he drove around and on to victory. The two hard luck contestants got going with Renezeder finishing second and Cenni third. Curt LeDuc finished fourth. PRO LITE In the early practice and even in qualifying it looked like Brian Deegan would once again dominate the Pro Lite class but Deegan suffered from mechanical woes resulting in a poor showing in race five of the series. Third fastest of the qualifiers Marty Hart enjoyed a front row start and quickly made the best of it once racing. Hart was able to gain some breathing room as Adam Wik rolled in tum one. Wik was able to get going In Sunday's Pro Lite event Brian Deegan repeated his quick qualifying time over Marty Hart. Once the race got underway Hart moved ahead giv-ing one the thought he may repeat his previous day's dominance but when he entered tum four he got his truck sideways and three trucks got around before he could regain control. Once of them being Deegan. Adam Wik also had trouble as he rolled in tum two. Once Hart got his focus back he moved up to second with Chris Austin Kimbrell had a great weekend in Las Vegas, he took the UTV win both days, it was great to see him win both races. Corry Weller took the silver medal on Saturday in the UTV race, Corry Preston Roben finished second on Saturday in the Kart Jr 1 event, It was a silver medal finish on Saturday for Jerett Brooks in Kart was a long 13th place finisher in the Sunday event. Preston was the third place finisher in the Sunday race. Modified, Jerett finished seventh in the Sunday event. Adrian Genni literally flew to a third place finish both days in the Pro Todd LeDuc took third place honors in Pro 2 Unlimited on Saturday, Jimmy Stephensen flew his Nissan to a third place finish in Pro Lite Unlimited 4 Unlimited races, seen here nicely airborne. Todd was a long 14th in the Sunday contest. on Saturday, Jimmy was the sixth place finisher in the Sunday race. Page 36 July 2010 Dusty Times

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Curt Geer finished third in limited Buggy on Saturday, Curt was the Chad George took a pair of third place finishes in the Utv races at Eliott Watson finished third in the Kart Jr 1 race on Saturday, backed 11th finisher in the Sunday fracas. Las Vegas, Chad is seen here hustling to the finish line. that up on Sunday with a second place finish on Sunday. Brandt third. After a couple of laps the race looked more like a follow the leader as the field strung out with about three seconds between each truck. When the yellow came out the pack did get bunched back up but once the green flew it didn't take long for Deegan to reestablish his lead over Hart. the remainder of the pack also strung back out. Deegan had no trouble taking the win with Hart second and Chris Brandt third. Matt Loiodice finished just off the podium. SUPER LITE There were an even dozen Super Lite trucks that took the field on Satur-day and by qualifying fastest Jacob Per-son was the one everyone was focused on. lf they weren't focused on him before the green flag they were after as led the pack around tum one. Colton Greaves, who qualified third, took the second spot with Chad George (sec-ond fast qualifier) settling into third. The race order stayed the same until after the yellow restart. Once racing again, Greaves worked around Person. Chad George came into tum one hot and got loose dropping back to fifth. The race all but looked done when the white flag came out as Greaves led Person and Dawson Kirchner was third. However, racing being what it is the front two got into trouble with one another and somehow Chad George came around leading Kirchner across the checkers. Jeremy Stenberg who was in fourth at the white flag came across third. Chuck Dempsey finished fourth. Ricky James came out on Sunday to set Super Lite quick time over Chad George and Jacob Person. The fast qualifying must not have worried Jeremy Stenberg as his took off at the green leading Dawson Kirchner and Ricky James. At the mid race caution Stenberg still was in the lead with James making his way into second ahead of Kirchner. Once racing re-sumed James moved inside Stenberg in tum two for the lead, but Stenberg was able to retake the position the following comer. While James was fo-cused on the lead Kirchner and Chad George got around him. It took an-other lap before James made another attempt to pass for third, in tum two, but then lost control in tum four giv-ing the position back to George. The officials took offense to James' rough tactics giving him a black flag on the last lap. When the dust had settled it was Jeremy Stenberg taking his first Super Lite victory with Chad George second and Chad Leising was third. Jacob Person was fourth. OBUGGY Being Jerry Whelchel is one of the winningest mort course drivers ever, it was no· s.urprise to see him set a quick lap of 52.382 mph over Mike Porter"s 51.752 mph in qualifying. Of course with the inversion Whelchel found himself back on the fourth row to start ~turday's rou.nd five of the series. This gave front row starter Bobby Pecoy the early advantage as he took charge around tum one. Chuck Dusty Times Cheek held second with current points leader, Doug Fortin, third. A couple of laps later Cheek had han-dling issues in tum two and ran off track. During the ensuing shuffle For-tin pulled into the lead with Pecoy sec-(IJ HJC MOTOIISPOl!TS ond. These two held positions up to the yellow with Cody Freeman third. Setting in fourth was Whelchel. 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qualifier. This time the inversion put him and second quick qualifier, Doug Fortin, side by side in row two. As the drivers were being introduced the rac-ers and fans were greeted with a cold wind, added with rain drops, to cool down their anticipation of the up com-ing action. However once racing started the weather seemed to go away as the focus was on Rich Ronco leading the pack around tum one. Fortin managed to slip into second with Cody Freeman third, then Whelchel. Having to fight the elements as well as the competition the racing order remained the same throughout the first half of the race. Shortly after the restart Fortin went outside in turn two taking the lead from Ronco and following his lead Whelchel moved into third. Ronco rem~ined focused and wouldn't allow Whelchel to get around. While these two battled Fortin checked out with at least a six-second lead. Ronco left just enough of an opening on the last lap in tum four and Whelchel stole his second spot. Fortin was to far 'iNl'ay for Whelchel to get a repeat weekend win and had to settle for second. Ronco held on for third and Cameron Steele was the one just missing the podium. LIMITED BUGGY John Fitzgerald who is currently second in points to Quentin Tucker set quickest qualifying time of the 24 contestants. Tucker was eighth. For round five of the series 23 starters took the Las Vegas track with Kyle Quinn on the pole and Curt Geer alongside Fitzgerald was inside row two with Brock Heger was another driver with a great weekend, Brock took the gold medal both days in Kart Jr. 1, seen here diggin' in. Justin Smith outside. Quinn avoided the traffic jam in tum one when Kyle Lucas took a had roll, causing a restart. Once things started again Quinn again took the lead with Fitzgerald second and Geer third. The pack quickly got strung out across the track until the mandato-ry yellow brought them back together. Quinn was able to hold off the ad-vances of Fitzgerald on the restart and Geer held third. Once again the pack spread themselves apart but towards the end of the race Fitzgerald inched himself closer to the leader until he was able to muscle his way around for the lead just before the white flag came out. Fitzgerald then drove the next lap to victory and Quinn finished second with Geer third. Points leader Quentin Tucker was fourth. For round six Justin Smith set fast time but Smith rolled early in the race dropping his chances of winning. With the fast qualifier behind them front row starter Kevin McCullough took charge with Dave Mason second and the previous event winner John Fitzgerald third. running order re-mained the same for a couple of laps until Fitzgerald moved to second in tum one, he looked to have the lead but McCullough was able to pull back into position. The next lap Fitzgerald made the pass stick in tum two and while he had the door open Quentin Tucker followed into second. The front two positions remained the same Chad Graham was the big winner in Kart Jr 2 on Saturday, Chad had a third place finish in the Sunday event. until the checkers with Fitzgerald pull-ing out a comfortable win over Tucker. Dave Mason managed to steal third on the last lap and dropping early leader McCullough off the podium. UTV The UTV race combines the SRI and Unlimited together. So when qualifying for Saturday's event ended it was Austin Kimbrell setting Un-limited fast time and Greg Frantz was quickest of the SRI class. Once the green flag comes out though it doesn't matter what class one is in and it was Kimbrell that jumped out front, but then the SRI of Doug Mittag took a short lived lead before spinning in turn four. Once again Kimbrell was out front with Chad George pressur-ing him and RJ Anderson held third. Mid-race it was Kimbrell in the lead then George, Anderson then Corry Weller. At the restart Weller found the quickest line around turn two for third. Anderson came back in tum three but Weller again got the position. On the last lap Kimbrell was clear of the pack and headed for victory. George was startled down the back stretch as Weller powered around for second overall. At the finish line it was Kimbrell the overall winner and Weller took second (first SRI), and Chard George was third (second Unlimited), Anderson fourth (third Unlimited), then came second SRI finisher Code Rahders and third SRl was Tyler Herzog. Brad Morris took the gold medal in the Saturday Kart Modified event, Brad had to settle for a third place finish on Sunday. In Pro 4 Unlimited it was Rick Huseman taking the win in the Sunday event, Rick had finished in second place in the Saturday contest. For Sunday's event it was again Kimbrell setting Unlimited quick time and Gary Thompson was the quickest SRl. As the green flag came out, Kimbrell, setting on the front row, captured the early lead with Robert Vanbeekum second and Chad George third. A couple of laps latter Vanbeekum got up on two wheels and George drove into second. The front three ran the first half within inches._; of each other and were only slowed by the mandatory yellow. On the restart Kimbrell got the jump and put some breathing room between himself and Vanbeekum, and from then on the race belonged to Kimbrell. Robert VanBeekum held on to second ahead of Chad George and the three were all Unlimited podium finishers. The fourth overall and first SRI was Tyler Maxwell Ries was the 10th place finisher in the Kart Jr 2 race on In Pro 2 Unlimited on Saturday, Bryce Menzies took eighth place Quentin Tucker finished fourth in limited Buggy on Saturday and Saturday, He took a nice second place finish in the Sunday race. honors, on Sunday he was the silver medal winner. backed that up with a second place finish in the Sunday fracas. A 10th place finish in Super lite for Chad Leising, Chad finished in Brandon Vermillion took the bronze medal in the Saturday Modified Ricky Johnson finished unlucky 13th in the Pro 2 Unlimited race on third place in the Sunday race. Kart race, Brandon was well back in 16th place in the Sunday event. Saturday, Ricky finished third in the Sunday contest. Page 38 July 2010 Dusty Times

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It was an eighth place finish for Rich Ronco on Saturday in the Pro Chris Brandt was shown in 11th place at the end of the Pro Lite Dave Mason finished third in Limited Buggy in the Sunday race _after Buggy Unlimited on Saturday, Rich finished third in the Sunday battle. Unlimited race on Saturday, Chris took the bronze medal Sunday. a disappointing 11th place finish in the Saturday melee. Herzog followed by Dan Kelly and Code Rahders. MODIFIED KART A total of 20 Modified Karts took the qualifying field for Saturday's event and at the end it was Mitchell Dejong setting quick time over Shel-don Creed. Once the race started Creed's race shortly there after ended with mechanical problems. Zachary Hunt had the lead with Bradley Mor-ris second until Hunt got up on two wheels and Morris drove on to victory. Jarrett Brooks took the second spot and Brandon Vermillion third ahead of Hunt. For Sunday's qualifying the fa-miliar pair of Mitchell Dejong and Sheldon Creed were the two fastest, setti)1g them on row two for the start. Once racing, Zachary Hunt took the lead with Creed second. A couple of laps later a yellow came out when Kyle Dodd hit the wall in tum one and it took a little time to get him and the car off track. Once racing Hunt led creed and Mitch Guthrie was third. The front three were close throughout the race and Creed made a final attempt near the finish, but Hunt held for the lead, and Creed was second. Third went to Bradley Morris and Dejong missed the podium. Sheldon Creed won the Kart Jr 2 race on Sunday, he was a strong second place finisher in the Saturday skirmish. Zachery Hunt took a decent fourth place finish in Modified Kart on Saturday, Zach took the gold medal in the Sunday race. KARTJr2 There were 10 qualifiers in the Kart Jr 2 class and Chad Graham set fast time with a lap of 55.321 mph for Saturday's round five of the series. Once the race was underway Graham took control with Sheldon Creed a close second and third was Maxwell Reis. The order remained the same for a few laps then Reis moved to second. A lap later Reis made an attempt on the lead but dropped to third in his effort. The front five were having a close race when the yellow came out. Once racing restarted Graham held the lead, Creed got loose in tum one allowing Graham to gain some breath-ing room over the competition. Creed had Bowen Brooks pressuring him with Micaela Cheek on his tail. By the Doug fortin was a long 16th place finisher on Saturday in the Pro Buggy Unlimited race, Doug came back strong on Sunday with the class win. Brian Deegan was a disappointing 12th place finisher in Pro Lite Unlimited on Saturday, on Sunday Brian was the big winner for the class. Dusty Times last lap Creed had pulled up to chal-lenge Graham again but the checker came out to end his attempt. Third went to Eddie Tafoya Jr, after gaining the position wli.en Cheek and Creed and tangled on the back stretch. Paige Porter was fourth. For Sunday's event Bowen Brooks set quick time over Sheldon Creed. Creed wasn't intimated by the qualify-ing, and once the race started Creed took control of the race, and stealing second-was Paige Porter. Just before the yellow Maxwell Reis took the second spot from Porter and Chad Graham was fourth. Creed held the lead after the restart and soon after felt heavy pressure from Reis in tum one, but Creed held on for the win. with Reis taking second·and third was Chad Graham. Missing the podium was Paige Porter. KART JR 1 Brock Heger set fast time in· the Kart Jr 1 division then came back out for Saturday's event and led from start to finish. Elliott Watson had second _ for most of the race but lost his spot to Preston Rohen on the last lap. Riley Herbst recovered from an earlier spin to claim fourth. When the 20 starters came out for Sunday's event Heger had again set fast time and once again quickly established a lead with Elliott Watson second and· Riley Herbst third. Heger had· no trouble crossing over first and Watson held second but Herbst had trouble going into the last tum when Preston Rohen stole the spot. Broe Dickerson ended up fourth and Herbst drop_ped to seventh. 9 ShOf; onltne, \YWW.bakerprecision.com1 l1iil ~=lll.© ~ oo:rtJ &3 ll1}:!I§) ©J *BLACK* red & blue -6 st $5.99 -8 st $6.99 -10 st $9.49 -12 st $10.99 ~ f:JJEfEI31) ™3 20ft. Lenghts -6 20ft. $93.40 -8 20ft. $107.20 _ -10 20ft. $128.20 -12 20ft. $185.20 High Misalignment Adapters I . ~ JMXT series Chromoly 0 I a i JMX8T $20.05 JMX10T $26.16 JMX12T $33.25 JMX14T $60.78 _ JMX16T $76. 10 red & blue -6 45 $12.99 -8 45 $13.99 -10 45 $16.99 -12 45 $21.84 red & blue 1-6 90 $12.99 -8 90 $14.99 -10 90 $15.99 ------1290$21.84 Complete Line of New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc. Weld-in Bungs I ··,·E• PRE~ISION DHK KRACING PRODUCTS Ph 562-427-2375 2865 GUNDRY AVE. SIGNAL HILL, CA 90755 July 2010 Page 39 I -, I

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Members bring their experi-ence and enthusiasm for the ride (offroad and on-road) and BF-Goodrich Tires adds its heritage and trial of its robust product line to help further upgrade driving performance. TeamBFG members and BFGoodrich Tires support each other through a variety of ini-tiatives including media outreach, advertising and event presence. "BFGoodrich Tires is thrilled and honored to recognize and work with the best of the best in the business, "'whether it's in on-road racing, off-road rac-ing, drifting, car builds -those who celebrate everything on four wheels," said Tom Jupena, market-ing communications manager, BF-Goodrich Tires. "TeamBFG is art integral part of the BFGoodrich Tires family. The members share many of the same passions and val-ues as our brand, so it's a win-win relationship. " In honor of BFGoodrich Tires' 35th anniversary of competing in SCORE's Baja races, the team is hosting a contest that will reward three TeamBFG members with coveted seats in BFGoodrich Tires' Wide Open Excursion vehicle at the 4yd Annual SCORE Baja 1000. Fans can vote for their favorite TeamBFG member at TeamBFG members will be drifting, endurance racing, rally racing, off-road racing, building and showing at hundreds of mo-torsports events throughout 20 10 including Formula Drift, X Games, National Auto Sport As-sociation (NASA), SCORE Inter-national's Baja desert races, The Off-Road Championship Racing Series (TORC), Rally America, Rock Crawls, Goodguys, National Street Rod Association (NSRA) and many more. An updated list of motorsport events in which Team-BFG members will be participat-ing can be found on BFGoodrich Tires' new Facebook page at www. or more information on each mem-ber, and to stay informed with what each one is doing, please visit the "BFGoodrich" page on Facebook or log onto www.Nation-Dusty Times Tires The 2010 TeamBFG members are: Off-Road Andy McMillin Brad Lovell Casey Currie Daniel McMillin Dean Bulloch Emily Miller Jason Scherer Jeff Kincaid Johnny Greaves Rich Minga Rob MacCachren Rod Hall Rodrigo Ampudia Roger Lovell Tracy Jordan Using motorsports as a proving ground for more than 35 years, BF-Goodrich® Tires is involved in ev-ery type of racing, including oval, sports car, drifting, drag, desert, dirt, rally and extreme rock crawl-ing. BFGoodrich Tires combines technological expertise with vast motorsports experience, delivering a high-performance tire for every type of vehicle. Visit BFGoodrich Tires at www.BFGoodrichTires. com. BFGoodrich Tires' enthusi-asm has extended on-line as well, with a gathering place for auto en-thusiasts to upgrade their passion for driving through Nation of GO, where people can celebrate and share what they love to do best at BFGaadricli -----------T,res OUTSTANDING . 11.!S BFGoodrich Tires Recognizes Holy Cross Trail in Colorado as Part of 2010 Outstanding Trails MINTURN, Colo. Qune 28, 2010) - Located in the high peaks of central Colorado, the Holy Cross Trail was honored this past weekend by BFGoodrich® Tires as one of the 2010 Outstanding Trails. Off-road enthusiasts and members of the Big Hom Jeep club were in attendance as BFGo-odrich Tires presented a grant to the club's president. The grant will be used to preserve the scenic trail and continue conservation efforts for one of America's most beautiful areas for off-roading. BFGoodrich Tires, working in conjunction with Tread Lightly!® and United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA), chose the Holy Cross trail because of its beauty and challenge that it presents to off-road enthusiasts. The Holy Cross trail has a rating of eight (and some areas are con-sidered a nine) out of 10. "Holy Cross is a scenic and challenging high mountain trail with its tough terrain, and offers beautiful views that are second to none," said Joe Mazur, light truck brand category manager for BF-Goodrich Tires. "We're honored to join with the Big Hom Jeep club to help in the conservation efforts for this amazing off-road park, and are extremely proud of the work that this club does year-round to keep this trail open for " use. The Big Hom Jeep club is a not-for-profit organization that adopted Holy Cross in the late 1970s. During the summer sea-son, the club provides annual maintenance on the trail in order to keep it accessible to all outdoor enthusiasts. Maintenance usually consists of cleaning the trail of branches, newly fallen rocks, or any other debris that may have landed on the trail. Celebrating its five-year an-niversary, the BFGoodrich Tires Outstanding Trails program is dedicated to the responsible use, and preservation of, off-road trails while providing aid in the trails' conservation efforts. Since its inception, the Out-standing Trails program has recog-nized 19 off-road trails in 16 states and two in Canada. The program has also given more than $70,000 in grants to clubs and seen more than 2,500 participants at trail events. Aside from Holy Cross, four other trails were named to the program for 2010, including: -Rausch Creek, Pa. Drummond Island, Mich. Yacolt, Wash. . Johnson Valley, Calif. Each of the trails honored will be highlighted on BFGoodrich Tires' Nation of GO throughout the year. Nation of GO allows visitors to interact with members, as well as share their experiences on the trails by tracking drives and uploading photos and videos. Vis-it gTrails to view the 2010 Outstanding Trails trailheads. Both Tread Lightly! And UF-WDA are non-profit organiza-tion dedicat-d to responsible and ethical outdoor recreation. BFGoodrich Tires collaborated with these two groups to select the finest off-road trails, and will continue to work with these or-ganizations on restoration and education initiatives. United Four Wheel Drive As-sociations is the world's leading representative of all-brand four wheel-drive enthusiasts. UFWDA benefits, developed and tested true over the past 30 years, in-clude four wheel drive safety and awareness education; user ethics programs such as adopt-a-road, conservation volunteer, and vol-unteer trail patrol; assistance with new club formation; education seminars to aid four wheelers through complex state and fed-eral programs affecting trail ac-cess; internet forums designed to connect members globally and instantaneously; and unrestrained member access to its full-time legislative advocate and national-lyrecogn ized attorney working exclusively for four wheel drive enthusiasts to protect access and prevent road and trail closures. For more information on the UF-WDA log on to or call toll free 1-800-44-UFWDA (800-448- 3932). Tread Lightly!@is a national nonprofit organization with a mis-sion to promote responsible rec-reation through ethics education and stewardship. Tread Lightly!'s strategic educational message, along with its training and resto-ration initiatives are designed to instill an ethic of responsibility in outdoor enthusiasts and the industries that serve them. The program is longterm in scope with a goal to balance the needs of the people who enjoy outdoor recre-ation with the needs of the envi-ronment. The federal government recognizes this by acknowledging Tread Lightly! as a sole-source service provider of education and training on how to be envi-ronmentally and socially respon-sible while using motorized and mechanized vehicles in offhighway settings. Using motorsports as a proving ground for more than 35 years, BFGoodrich@ Tires is involved in every type of racing, including oval, sports car, drifting, drag, desert, dirt, rally and extreme rock crawling. BFGoodrich Tires combines technological expertise with vast motorsports experience, delivering a high-performance tire for every type of vehicle. 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Their time was 16:02:37. No other Class 5 finished. There were ten Class 6 en-tries, and five of them got to the finish. In first place it was Dave Caspino and Sean Backus in a Ford. Ca_spino started and he lost his power steering and had to keep adding fluid. He had no flats. Backus finished, and he discovered he was too short to see over the windshield, he said he "should have had a pillow." Their time was 12:57:23. Heidi Steele and Rene Brug-ger finished second in their Ford. Steele started and was stuck for an hour in the Summit bottleneck. Then she drove to Borrego, and had some trouble with the truck overheating. Brug-ger made up some time, but then he-got stuck a couple of times near the end. Their time was 13:09:10. In third it was A.J . . and Jesse Rodriguez in a Ford. A. J. started and Jesse finished. The truck arrived with the front end all splayed out -they said the new springs had settled. They'd been stuck in the "middle of nowhere, and it was all foggy." The power steering was ".done", and had been going for about the last 100 miles. Their time was. 19:35:43. Fourth went to Arturo Alva-rez and Jonathan Quintero in a Ford. They had electrical prob-Page 46 !ems and also waited "a lot of time in traffic jams." Their time was 20:10:55. Fifth, and the final finisher, was the team of Marc Burnett and Rick L. Johnson in a Ford. They finished after we left the finish line, in the time of 21:45:25 -just shy of 15 minutes before their time would have run out. Class 7 had three starters, but only one truck made it back, and it wasn't easy. Dan Chamlee drove his truck all the way, but he had three different naviga-tors: Amy Tate, Ryan Gomez and David Owens. His son, Tom, who usually helps in many ways, was sidelined with an injured arm. At Mile 10 the sway bar on the truck broke, so they took it off and sent it down to the Mile 7 5 pit with the chase crew, who could get there before the race truck. This meant some careful driving, so as not to tip over the truck while it was sway bar-less. Once at the pit Dan picked up the bar, not knowing it had just been welded, and burnt his fin-gers seriously. He then had time to think about his hurt fingers while he sat in the Summit traf-fic jam. Then at Mile 170 he got stuck in the silt, but was able to winch himself out. At Mile 255 they had to fix the sway bar again, and the light bar. Then the alternator started giving him trouble, off and -on all the way to the finish. Then he got stuck in silt on a hill at Mile 370, but by then he had a pretty good lead. But at Mile 390 the front spindle broke, and the chase crew had a long drive to get to him to help. When the truck was back to-gether again he still had 50 miles to go and only an hour left of his 22 hour time limit. He got to the finish line in 21:52:38, incurring no penalties along the way, and took the win, the only truck in the class to get to the finish. This was Chamlee's fifth consecutive Class 7 win in a Baja 500. The 5-1600 cars started next. There were seven of them, and at the finish it was Alonso An-gulo and Mario Reynoso in first place. They arrived at the finish at 4:05 a.m., and just motored on past us and off into the dis-tance. Their time was 17:02:45. Second place was earned by Gustavo Avina in a very crum-pled car. He said he'd rolled it over near Ojos Negros, at about Mile 20. He said, "Somebody closed the road." His time was 18:34:03. Third place went to a team of four drivers, two sets of broth-ers: Victor and Ivan Celis and Enrique and Eric Avalos. They said they had trouble with the hills and drove 40 miles without lights because it got dark before they got to them. Their time was 18:35:51. In fourth it was Trevor and Mark Anderson and Archie Negrete. They finished just 28 minutes before their cut-off time, and apparently after we left. Their time was 21:32:34 and they were the final finisher in the class. Class 7SX took off next, with three starters. At the finish Elias , Hanna, in a Ford, was the only one to finish, earning himself a win. He said he had problems with the· fuel pumps, which didn't work right. So at Mile 77 he put new ones in and lost a lot of time doing that. Then he worked his way back up to first place, but none of the others made it in anyway. His time was 18:33:38. Class 2 went off the line next, with just two starters, but there were no finishers. In Class 7-2 there were three July 2010 starters, and just one finisher: the team of Ron Stobaugh and Lance Clif-ford in a BajaLite-Chevy. Their time was 21:54:56, very close to the cut off time. The Stock Full trucks were next in line, and in this group there were two starters and two finishers. Tim Casey and Mike Tuba, in a Ford, took the win. Casey drove all the way and Tuba rode all the way. Said Casey, "It was one of the roughest, tough-est courses I've ever been on in my life!" He described it as "A hill climb and a rock crawl." He was stuck in the Summit log jam for two hours, arid then his driveshaft bolts ripped out at Mile 400. He had a sp re driveshaft and bolts, but it took a good hour to make the repair. He said, "A Baja 500 win was on the list of things to do." His time was 17:23:27. Second place went to Joe Ba-cal in the Lexus. At the finish he said, grimly, "That was a fun one . . . " It seems he flattened two tires, had no intercom, no GPS and no radio. He had to stop three times to adjust his shocks and got stuck in a gully. Those were the first two flats he's ever had: h!! never had to change a flat tire before this race. He also sat in the Summit jam for an hour and a half. His time was 20:14:05. Class 17 was next with just one entry and he didn't make it all the way. Sportsman Trucks started next with four entries. At the end of the day Ken Fraizer and Larry Crider, in a Chevy, got the win. Fraizer started and Crider finished. They had a variety of problems, including flats, a bro-ken tie rod, a broken belt and the truck overheated and went into ''failsafe" mode. But they said at the silt hills, where every-one waited for their turn, they decided not to wait, because they knew they could get up easily, since their truck is a 4X4, and up they went, and on their way. Their time was 16:32:26. Second place was earned by Randy Swink, Steve Finnegan and Bill Kellison in a Ford. They arrived after we left, finishing in the time of 21:03:54. There were three Sportsman Cars, and at the front of the pack it was Peter Lang and Brian Jel-lison in their Homebuilt-Buick. Lang started and Jellison fin-ished. They said they'd lost an hour and 45 minutes at a bottle-neck due to a stuck local truck in a ditch. Their time was 18:31:28. Second place went to Mark and Shea McIntyre and Joe Ryan in a MarFab-VW. Unfortunately, they arrived after we'd retired, so we didn't get their story. Their time was 21:07:49, and they were the last finisher in this class. Class 11 started next, with five starters, but none of them made it back to the finish. To complete 438 miles in 22 hours, a car has to average 19.9 miles per hour. Apparently that was more than the little Volkswagens could manage on this difficult course. Remember, the winning Trophy Truck averaged only 47.9 mph. Tough going. The final class to go off the line was the Sportsman UTVs, and there were five of them. Just one made it to the finish. Thomas and Daniel Graves and Soledad Martinez, in a Yamaha Rhino, got all the way around in 21:41:39, without incurring even one penalty. Their average speed was 20.2 miles per hour. What a long day that must have been. So the Baja 500 goes into the record books. SCORE has their September Primm race next, and it'll be tough for different reasons, and then the racers look forward to a run to La Paz in November. SCIIE Dusty Times ·

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more Trail Notes ... from page 7 SCORE P OINTS AFTER BAJA 500 - With two wins in three race., this sea,on, third generation desert racer Andy McMillin not only continue, to lead the point standings in the 2010 SCORE Desert Series hut he ha, extended his lead fullowing his win at the recent 42nd Tecate SCORE Baja 500. McMillin, 2 3. is the SCORE Overall poinr leader as he leads the standing< in the SCORE Trophy•Truck division alter three rounds of the five•rae<.: 2010 SCORE Desert Series. The only car or truck racer who has won his class in all three races this season is David Caspino, Tarzana, Calif., who leads Cla,, 6 in his Ford Ranger and is ,eventh in overall points with 202. Defending SCORE Trophy• Truck and SCORE Overall point champion Rubhy Gordon, the NASCAR team ,)wner/ driver from Charlotrc, N.C., is eighth in the Qverall SCORE point ,randing, and fifth in SCORE Trophy.Truck with 200 points in the No. 1 Robby Gordon Moror,porrs Chevy Cl.500. Top 20 Overnll Cars nnd Trucks• I. Andy Mc Millin, National City, Calif., Ford f.150 (SCORE Trophy.Truck), 249. 2. Jesse Jones. Litchfield Park, Ariz., Ford F•l 50 (SCORE Trophy•Truck), 225. 1. Nick Vandcrwcy, Phoenix, Che,y Sih-erado (SCORE Trophy.Truck), 214. 4. Kory Hal,ipoff. Orange, Calif., Tatum-Che'vy (Class l). 211. 5. Daniel McMillin, El Cajon, Calif .. )imco•Che"y (Class l), 209. 6. Mark McMillin, El Cajon, Calif.. Ford F•l 50 (SCORE Truphy•Truck), 208. i. Dave Ca;pino, Woodland Hills, Calif. (Clas< 6. Ford Ranger), 202. 8. Robby Gordon, Charlotte, N.C., Chevy C 1500 (SCORE Trophy•Truck). 200. 9. Roh MacCachrcn, Las Vegas, Fnrd f.150 (SCORE Trophy•Truck), 198. 10. Justin Davis, Chino Hills. Calif., Scagmvc•VW (SCORE Lite), 196 .. 11. B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silvcradn (SCORE Trophy.Truck), 195. 12. Luke McMillin, El C,,jon, Calif .. AlumiCr,,fr. \/W (Cla,, 1•2/ 1600), 194. 11. Hiram Duran, Tecatc, Calif .. Neth-VW (Cla~:, 1•2/ 1600). 191. 14. Brem Parkhouse, Long Beach, Calif., Moulron•'vW (SCORE Lite), 191. 15. Lee Bannin~, Laveen, Ariz., F,iddrill-VW (SCORE Lite), 190. 16. Cody Robin,on, El Centro, Calif., Romo•VW (Class 1·2/1600), 188. 17. Adam Householder, Orange. Calif., Chevy Silverado (SCORE Trophy.Truck), !Si. LS. R,,bbie Pierce. Santee, Calif .. Chevy Silverado (SCORE Trophy.Truck), 186. 19. Joe Baca!, Anthem. Ariz., Lexus LX570 (STOCK FULL), 184. 19. Kyle Conlon, Campo, Calif., Jimw•VW (Class 1·2/1600), 184. Sportsman· SPT TRUCK-I. Ken Frai~er, Waddell, Ariz .. Che,y Silverado ( I), 150. SPT CAR-I. Peter Lmg, Santa Rosa, Calif., Homebuilt•Buck (1), 125. SPT UTV-1. Thomas Grave;, El Cajon, Calif., Yamaha Rhino (1), 141. OUT OF SIGH OUT OF MIN Ill llfl l!J I/Ill You Know That This venue Is The Best way To Get Your Product In Theil ~lltlS Don't Be Penny Wise And Exposure Foolish can DUBliJfillllB . Ag_ain 818·882·0004 Classified ... Some of the items advertised in these pages may not be legal for sale or use in all 50 states. Readers are advised ro consult appropriate local or state authorities for in-formati,>n before purchase of any specific item. FOR SALE: 1997 Ranger, very dean 4x4 never raced, play truck, Curry 9" Rear, A RB locker, 35 gal, fuel cell. 6"wider beam, 4 link, Fox Shocks, BFG's. Wil-wood disc's, PIA lights, A uto trans. $15,000.00, over 40K in• vested. Vic (775) 266-3772. FOR SALE: Jeep Speed 3700 Class•M,Cray Performance/350 V8/Mogi 727/King Shocks/ Ford 9"/MSD/Howe/Spares included/ Race Ready/Recent Class Wins; Baja 500, Baja 1000, Mint 400, (949) 981·3765. FOR SALE: Wyllie Racing Pro2 Chevy, ProPower 4.H ci 800 + Hp, Fox shocx, tubeworks d if• fcrential, C & C calipers, KMC wheels, Howe Steering, Mas• tercrafc Seat. Daily oil pump, Probst built for 2006 season, Tig welded, Lots of spares, ready to race. $150,000.00 Complete. Call Todd. (602) 463.09.36. Fired 0, It 11117 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 R..b..AL b6T ATb.. LhA.:ib../12.b..NTAL.:i Vacation Rental Vacation Rental in the Ex• dusive Indian Wells Coun• try Club in the Sunny Palm Springs area of Southern Cali• fornia! 2 o r 3 beLfroom fur• nished for your complete relax• ation and if you are a glutton for punishment, play golf on I or both of the beautiful courses. FYI, wireless inter• net and Loni:; distance phone calls (USA) include<l. Starting at S4,500.00 in season (Jan, Feb. Mar, Apr) LH $2,300.00 per month not in season. Call (760) 345•6124. INDb..X TO AD\/b..Q Tl6b..R..6 Baker Precision Racing Products ....................... 39 BITO Vegas to Reno ...................... 19 Brake Man .................................... 11 BTR Racing Wheels ....................... 31 Butch's Speed Shop ...................... 40 Centerline Forged Wheels .............. 21 CODE Ott Road ............................. 13 Fuel Safe Racing Cells ................... 23 Ivan Stewart Enterprises Retirement Auction .................. 12 Kar Tek Off Road ............................ 5 King Off ·Road Racing Shocks ............................ 2 Lucas Oil at San Bernardino, CA .... 35 Mag 7 ........................................... 27 McKenzie's Performance Products .............. 41 MOR California 200/ Return 2 The Desert... .............. 32 Race Trailer For Sale ..................... 22 Racer X Motorsports .................... 37 Robby Gordon Off Road ............... .40 Ronco Plastics .............................. 30 SNORE 250/ Midnight Special... .. 4, Back Cover Soltek Light Systems .................... 29 South Point Casino ......................... 9 Transaxle Engineering ................... 33 Vacation Rental ........................... .47 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• : Sell or swap your extra parts and pieces in • • • • DUSTY TIMES . • Classified AJv-:rtising rat~ is cmly $2 5 for 4 5 words each month, not including nam~, adJr~ss and phone number. 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