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Volume 28 -Number to -OCtober 2011 $2.50 ISSN8750-1732 eeleb,a~ing ou, ~geh Yea, OF se,viee TO The OFF Road eommuni~L ----------------.. covering the world of competition In the dirt ••.

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11 Volume 28 - Number 10 October 2b11 Dllli75IDIIB Publisher Emeritus Jean Calvin Editor John Calvin Associate Editor Judy Smith Editorial Assistant Bekki Wikel Controller John Calvin Marketing Pat Caplan Circulation Vance Scott Contributors Scott Bottomley J. Preston Bradshaw Jim Culp Mike Del Col Nicole Del Col Steve Hilton Victor Gazca Martin Holmes Rod Koch Byrle Moore Steve Ruddick Maurice Selden Darryl Smith Tony Tellier Trackside Photo Art Director Larry Worsham 13.0.R.f;. -.....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 liability for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject to editing. DUSTY TIMES: (ISSN 8750-1732) is published monthly by Hillside Racing Corp, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311, (818) 882-0004 with additional Dusty Times, LLC offices at 415 N. Higgins Avenue, Suite lA, Missoula, MT 59802. Copyright by Hillside Racing Corp. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Periodical Postage paid at Chatsworth, CA 91311 and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address change to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311. CHANGE OF ADDRESS, Four weeks notice is required for change of address. Please furnish both old and new address, and send to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., SNAPSHOT OF THE MONTH ••• ~ . Don't ask! This picture is from 1980, we don't know who the driver is and we don't know what race it was bu· it sure looks like that's exactly where you wouldn't want to be. DUSTY TIMES will. feature pictures of similar "funnies" or woes on this page each Send us your snapshot of something comic or some disaster for consideration. DUSTY TIMES will pay $10 for the picture used. If you wish the photo returned, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Only prints up to 8x10 or electronic media submitted via email will be considered. In This Issue ... FEATURES SCORE San Felipe Challenge Of Champions by Judy Smith ................ 8 Rally Of Germany by Martin Holmes ..................................................... 14 MORE Chili Cookoff by Steve Ruddick ................................................ 18 VORRA the "24" by Troy Robinson ....................................................... 24 . . Rally Australia by Martin Holmes .......................................................... 28 1989 SCORE Baja 1000 by Judy Smith ................................................. 32 DEPAR1'MENTS Happenings ..................................................................... : ...................... 5 Trail Notes .............................................................................................. 6 Good Stuff Directory .......................................................................... 42 Classified Ads ....................................................................................... 47 Index To Advertisers ............................................................................. 47 ON THE COVER It was a great win for Rob MacCachren, he took the gold medal at the SCORE San Felipe Challenge, seen here at full speed ahead. Photo by Dave Conklin - Trackside Photo Rick Romans took the Class 1 win at the MORE Chili cookoff as well as the overall, Rick is seen here at high speed on the course. Photo by Adam LaVelle - Trackside Photo Visit Our Website at I] Finduson Facebook "\ . S«-d-ac-,z,td-e 7fJaall 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 In et"est Cars D Trucks D MotorcyclesO Send check or money order to: DUSTY TIMES 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311 Canadian • 1 year $30.00 US • Overseas subscription rates upon request Dusty Times . October 2011 Page3

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7 2011-2012 Happenings ... lOK FoUR WHEELERS P.O. Box36 CLEVES, OHIO 45002 <4x4> (All ewnts staged at the club grounds in Cle1!es. Ohio) 4x4 FoREVER, Lm. 1665 DELAWARE ST. 0sHKOSH, WI 54901 AMERICAN RAu,y SPORT GROUP, INc. 3650 SotITH POINTE CIRCLE, SUITE 205 LAUGHUN, NV 89208 (702) 298-8171/FAX: (702) 521-0597 <web 1. 25-ameri-can-rally-sport-group.htm. E Mail: .AMERICAN TRIALS ASSOCIATION AMA Obsenied Trials Southern California Championship Series BILL MARKuM, 2010 PRESIDENT (909) 860-1857 24 HR HOTUNE, 2010 (714) 562-7742 E MAIL: BMARK909@AOLCOM <> ASOCIACION EsTATAL DE AUTOMOVILISMO SAM l.AsELL, TECH INSPECTOR APTo 42 SAN )OSE DEL CABO BAJA CALIFORNIA DEL SUR. MEXICO AUSTRALIAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP DARRYL SMITH 19 SOMERS ST. CASHMERE, QUEENSLAND, 4500, Ausnw.1A DUSTY TIMES AUTOCROSS QUEBEC OFF ROAD ClAss 10 CARS ONLY RENALD VAILLANCOURT 3069 DAGENAIS WEST LAVAL QUEBEC, CANADA H7P 1T7 (450) 622-4440 < pages/ indexpag.html> BAJA CUP CHALLENGE BAJA PRoTRUCK OFF RoAD RAcE SERIES 14402 BOND COURT EL CAJON, CA 92021 619-390-6252 The Protruck schedule fCJr 2011 will consist of both the SCORE and Best In The Desert races. 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 <> October 14-16 2011 Bluewater Desert Challenge "the American Challenge Cantinues" Parker, A, Car/Truck & Ut11 Points Ont,• No Pre-Fun Run December 2- 4 2011 Transwest Ford Henderson "250" "a Classic Off-Road Race" Henderson, Nv Points FCJr All Classes• No Pre-Fun Run BORE RACING Allen Gerber 801-380-9011 - after 5pm please 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 Cicy, CA Dusty Times BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY R.R.3 BRIGHTON, ONTARIO, CANADA KOK-lH0 (613) 475-1102/FAX; (613) 475-3250 CAJOR CLUB AUTOMOVILISTA }UARENSE DE CHAMPIONSHIP OFF-ROAD RACING 7210 GATEWAY EAST EL PASO, TX 79915 (915) 593-4848 RALPH GARCIA 011-52-16-17-45-42 CESAR FUENTES CALIFORNIA RAu,y SERIES <> November 5, 2011 Seed 9 Rally (2) Jean, NV CANNING ATTRACTIONS P.O. Box 400 MAYWOOD, CA 90270 (323) 560-SHOW CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box645 PIERRE, SD 57501 DAVE ADAMS (PILOTS AND BAJAS) (605) 224-9481 DoN ENGLEMAN (BIKES) (605) 224-4967 CHAMPLAIN VALLEY RAcING Assoc1ATION C.J. RICHARDS P.O. Box332 FAIR HAVEN, VT 05743 (802) 265-8618 CLAIRTON HI-JACKERS l.C.O. TOM DELAUDER SR 1091 TWP. LINE ROAD WELLSVLLLE, OHIO 43968 October 2011 (330) 532-4589 Short Course off Road Racing At Har-rison County Fair Grounds. Cadiz. OH CLUB AUTOMOVILISTICA SAN QUINTIN CALLE 6TA FRACC Co. DE SAN QUINTIN SAN QUINTIN, BC, MEXICO HERACLIO PATINO (011 52 616-5-22-07) CLUB AUTOMOVILISTICO SAN VICENTE San Vicente Off Road ENSENADA, BC, MEXICO USA )AN WRIGHT (011 52 61746834) RAM6N CASTRO & RUBEN ACEVEDO (61637/7 0034) CMC CONTINENTAL MoTOSPORT CLUB P.O. Box 3187 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690-3178 Fax: (714) 367-1608 CODE OFFROAD MADERO 621-A MEXICALI, MEXICO 21100 760-455-8069 USA Oll-52-686-553-4087 MEXICO COLORADO HILL CLIMB ASSOCIATION BARB V AHSHOLTZ, PRESIDENT (719) 531-3642 W/ (719)687-9827 H 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., Sum 100 NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660 866-501-CORR CORVA• 1500 WEST EL CAMINO, SUITE 352 Continued on page 6 Pages

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Trail Notes ... VORRA RACING ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES SHORT COURSE DOUBLE-HEADER HALLOWEEN WEEKEND AT PRAIRIE CITY -Valley Off Road Racing Association (VORRA) today announced it will consolidate the final two events of its 2011 season with a first ever Short Course Double Header Halloween weekend, October 28 -30 at Prairie City SVRA outside Sacramento. "Short course racing is fast, intense and a fan favorite, since you can see the whole course from the grandstands," said VORRA Race Director Wes Harbor. "Several season championships will be decided this weekend and teams will be giving it their all." The event kicks off Friday, October 28 with tech, registration and practice. Saturday and Sunday's three-moto rounds of racing will be scored as separate series points events. The Annual BBQ and Costume Party planned for Saturday night promises to be one of the biggest ever in celebration of VORRA's Inaugural Double-Header Finale. About VORRA :Valley Off Road Racing Association (VORRA) was established in 197 5 and has operated as a family-oriented organization.for over three decades. It is currently led by Wes Harbor who believes that "off road racing has its roots in people's garages" and continues to keep the entry fees to a minimum while maintaining a high quality racing experience. For more information, visit http:// or call 877-418-6772. Follow VORRA on Twitter at@ vorra_racing. Fans can also receive updates on the short course racing via Twitter using the hashtag #VORRA. BEST IN THE DESERT "BLUE WATER DESERT CHALLENGE" -October 14-16, Features Two Full Days of Racing, Plus $2,000 in "Team Ford" Pole Awards! The Blue Water Desert Challenge in Parker, AZ, October 14-16, hosted by the Blue Water Resort & Casino, is the fourth event in the five-race 2011 Best In The Desert "American Off-Road Racing Series". Unlike all of the other Best In The Desert long distance races, that are either a long loop race, or a point to point course, as is the Parker "425" or the recentTSCO "Vegas to Reno" courses, the Blue Water Desert Challenge is a 2-day multi-race format that features Best In The Desert's Car, Truck and UTV classes running both days for combined results to determine the winners. This is the second year running of the Blue Water Desert Challenge. Last year saw more than 180 cars, trucks and UTVs for the inaugural event and has already become an exceptionally popular event with both racers and fans. As soon as the dust settled at the Vegas to Reno race, racers started telling each other, "I'll see you in October in Parker." The unique format still allows competitors to log in more than 150 miles of challenging desert racing over the course of two days. It also offers the racers to make adjustments and fine tune their vehicles for the second day of shoot-out style competition.Two full days of non-stop racing on an exciting 26 mile long course that treats the racers to the likes of John Wayne's Gorge, Marilyn's Romp, The Matterhorn, The Sand Pile, Parker River Run, The New Thunder Alley and The Snake Pit. Casey Folks, director of Best in the Desert, said, "This course is a racer's dream come true ... an off-road racer's Disneyland. It not only features the famous "Parker Python", but also a wide selection of tough terrain that's sure to please and challenge every team - every racer." Unlike other Best In The Desert races where the Trick Trucks and Class 1500 cars compete head-to-head for the coveted first starting position and $1000 "Team Ford" Pole award, they will have separate "time trials" for the two classes as they race in different heats. So for this race only, the sponsor of the Pole Award -Team Ford-Lincoln owner Steve Olliges stepped up to the plate and said, "Since the Trick Trucks and Unlimited 1500 vehicles have their own individual class time trials and their own races, I am pleased to pay out our $1,000 Pole Award to the TWO fastest classes -each class will have their own Pole Awards. Both winners of the time trials in their respective classes, which run on the Thursday before the race, will take home $1,000 each in cash, plus the beautiful "Team Ford" engraved Pole Award trophy to boast over with their friends and fellow competitors!" The Blue Water Desert Challenge is held in the Town of Parker, AZ with the start/finish line just one mile from the Host Hotel, the beautiful Blue Water Resort & Casino, right along the beautiful Colorado River. It's a great time to come to Parker; off-road race by day and play at the beautiful Blue Water Resort & Casino by night! Best In The Desert! Further information available from: www. email:, phone: (702) 457-5775 MEDIA CONTACT:, email: RALLY AMERICA ANNOUNCES NEW OWNERSHIP AND 2012 RALLY SCHEDULE -Business veteran takes the helm and navigates course for more fan and sponsor opportunities in the 2012 National Championship Series Golden Valley, MN, September 22, 2011-Rally America, Inc., the premier sanctioning and Rally promotion organization in the United States, announced today the seamless transition of ownership to Vermont business professional, Bill Fogg. Fogg has twenty-five years of entrepreneurial success in distribution, manufacturing, software development, telecommunications and marketing. Fogg is also a founding partner in a business development company that invests in a number of technology start-up businesses. Managing Director, J. B. Niday, will continue in his long-standing role along with Mike Hurst, Rally America's Competition Director, Paul Giblin, Rally America's Director of Business Development, and Ananda Siverts, the organization's Marketing Director. The Rally America staff, new and old, is also quick to acknowledge the founder of Rally America, Doug Havir, for his many contributions to the development of the Rally America National Championship Series. "First, I want to express my appreciation to Doug Havir for establishing and building Rally America," said J.B. Niday, "Bill Fogg and his team bring great, new talents and resources to Rally America, Page& • SACRAMENTO, CA 95833 1-800-42 CORVA Exr 42 Fax (818) 957-4435 CRS CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES <www, D&T PROMOTIONS DAVE V ~ DEREN 2405 BAKER AVE. EVERETT, WA 98201 (206) 339-9079 (All e11ents at Hannigan race track, Bellingham, WA or Thurston County ORV Park, Olympia, WA) DAKAR RALLY DARREN SKILTON BAJA AUTOMOTIVE AoVENTIJRES 455 E. Oc~ BLVD., Sum 208 loNG BEACH, CA 90802 (562) 755-2278/FAX: (562) 590-7925 <> DECATUR Foua WHEEL DRIVE CLUB DECATUR, TX 76234 ToMAilEN (800) 662-36.49/(214) 641-2090 DESERT STEEL MoTORSPORTS 1863 Co~DER DRIVE LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ 86403 (928) 855-2208 EAsn:RN OFF-ROAD RACING AssN. TOM DELAUDER, SR. 1091 TOWNSHIP LINE ROAD WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 · E.NSF.NADA BAJA OFF ROAD RACING Av. REFORMA 1136 ENSADA,BC,MX 011-52-646-1818989 Eus10 011-52-646-1715230 AARON Races for buggys & Motorcycles EsTERO BEACH INTERNATIONAL Short Course Racing VICTORIA GALINDO ENSENADA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO 011-52-646-176-6230 EDR EXIREME DESERT RACING P.O. Box 916,).5 AusnN,TX 78709 (512) 848-4344 / E FAX (1512) 687-5310 Car Truck Series Bike Quad Series FORDA FLORIDA OFF ROAD DRIVER'S ASSOCIATION JASON LEIBIN (727) 376-4176 Mar, Apr, May, NOii at Da11idson Raceway GENERAL TIRE TROPHYLITE SERIES DRIVE RACING ORG~IZATION 760-352-6020 Las Vegas, NV GLEN HELEN OFF-ROAD BAJA CUP CHALLENGE SERIES PO Box6950 s~ BERNARDINO, CA 92412 CONTACT: BoB BEYER, OFF-ROA? DIREC-TOR PHONE: (909) 815-5811 December 17, 2011 Night Race Short course, stadium and desert race classes GLEN HELEN BAJA CUP CHALLENGE SERIES PO Box6950 s~ BERNARDINO, CA 92412 CONTACT: BoB BEYER, OFF-ROAD DIRECTOR PHONE: (909) 815-5811 December 17 Night Race 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 Scarr MoRRow October 2011 (816) 792-2126 (All races are short course, stadium style Classes, 2010 Sportsman, 1/2-1600, 5-1600, Sport Truck, Quads, Tough Truck Nebraska Raceway Park, Exit 420 on I-80 between Omaha and Lincoln.) For latest info check <> HIGH PLAINS OFF ROAD RACING 2000 W. QUINCY AVENUE #B ENGLEWOOD, CO 80110 303-806-8062/303-781-0974 fax INTERNATIONAL lcE RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 8105 ST.PAUL,MN 55108 STEVE BEDDOR (612) 937-3816/Fax 474-2769 INTER-SHOWS MOTORSPORTS PRoMOTIONs, 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 KAMLooPs OFF RoAD RACING Whispering Pines Sports & Recreation Center l<AMLOOPS, BC, C~ADA 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 Speedworld Off Road Park Surprise, AZ November 5, 2011 Round 13 Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas, NV November 6, 2011 Round 14 Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas, NV December 10, 2011 Round 15 Firebird International Raceway Chandler, AZ December 11, 2011 The Lucas Oil Challenge Cup Firebird International Raceway Chandler, AZ MAMARRITA OFF ROAD RACING LUIS CARLOS ALVAREZO P~AMERICANA 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 fnc. 15529 JONES ROAD GRAND LEDGE, ML 48837 (517) 627-6200 Motorcycles, Quads, ATVs and Pilots only MAORA MID-AMERICA OFF RoAD AssOCIATION P.O. Box664 GREENUP, IL 62428 (217) 962-1318 E-MAIL: <> M.O.R.E. MoJA VE OFF RoAD RACING ENTHUSIASTS P.O. Box 1231 BARSTOW, CA 92312 760-253-4453 < December 3, 2011 Holiday 200 Toys for tots race MICHIGAN SPORT BUGGY ASSOCIATION DAVE BARRET 6363 NIGHTINGALE DR. FLINT, ML 48506 (810) 730-9221 MOTOWEST WINTER TRIALs SERIES BILL MARKHAM (909) 860-1857 <> All events at Perris Raceway (At Reed Valley with a school) NATIONAL Muo RACING AssN. RT. #l, 2010 Box 380 DAVE OR MARLENE RY~ PALATKA, FL 32177 (904) 325-5422 NATIONAL TUFF TRUCK AssN. Butch Chapin Motorsports Promo-tions 1404 EAST 3RD STREET HASTINGS, MN 55033-1415 (612) 437-2459 NOORA NORTHERN Omo OFF RoAD RACING ASSN. GARY WULFF (724) 283-2678 E-MAIL <> Buggies, Pilot/Odysseys, Trucks, Quads (Spring Valley Racewa1, 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 LEB~ON, TN 37087 (615) 453-5830 CLASS REP., 2010 1/2-1600 BRUCE MEYERS (865) 453-1005 CLASS REP., 2010 9 & UNLTD. MICHAEL MOORE (334) 271-7035 OUTLAW REP. DON PONDER (314) 631-8190 (All Races at Wheeling in the County 900 Acres) Omo OFF RoADERS INc. 1427 GOSHEN HILLS ROAD S.E. NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO 44663 JIM KENDEL (216) 339-4674 All races held at Harrison County Fairgrounds. Cadiz, Ohio ONTARIO OFF ROAD RACERS ASSOCIATION RICK TICHBOURNE, PUBLIC RELATIONS (519)-681-4192(H)/(519) 457-2913(W) OUTLAW SEVEN PICKUP 9269UMME= ST. Louis, MO 63123 (314) 631-8140/Fax: ((314) 631-1921 PACE MOTOR SPORTS U.S. Off Road Championship 495 N. COMMONS DRIVE AURORA, IL 60504 (630) 566-6100 <> PENNSYLVANIA SHORT COURSE RACING SMITHTON HOLE RACEWAY 313 SKYLINE DRIVE SMilliTON, PA. 15479 MIKE GEISER :330-683-6263 SJiort Course Offroad Racing All Races At Smithton Hole Raceway PIKES PEAK P.O. Box 6962 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80934 (719) 685-4400 PINE BARRENS ROUGH RIDERS OFF ROAD RACING CHATSWORlli, NJ (856) 875-7591 PROTRUCK PROTRUCK ~AGEMENT INC. 11409 PINEHURST DR. Dusty Times

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, LAKESIDE, CA 92040 (619) 885-4458 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 <> January 27 - 28, 2012 Sno*Drift Atlanta, MI February 24 - 25, 2012 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood Salem, MO May 4-6, 2012 Oregon Trail Rally Portland & The Dalles, OR June 1 - 2, 2012 Susquehannock Trail Rally Wellsboro, PA July 13 - 14, 2012 New England Forest Rally Newry, ME September 22 - 23, 2012 Olympus Rally Seattle, WA 22ND RAilYE .AICHA DES GAZELLES The Only AU-Women's Off-Road Rally Raid In The World U.S. Liaison:Kelly Van Hoesen 203-249-1340 Skype: kellanvanhoesen <> March 17-March 31, 2012 France and Morocco RG CANNING PRODUCTIONS, INc. OFF RoAD SwAP MEET P.O. Box400 MAYWOOD, CA 90270.0400 New/Used Off Road Related Parts & Accessories MIKE CAMPBELL 323-560-7469 Ext 507 ROCK CRAWLERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA P.O. Box 1406 RlvERTON, UT 84065 (801) 446-5337/Fax: (801) 253-3176 SAN DIEGO SHORT COURSE WINTERNATIONALS A New Series lry Snowbird Off Road Racing Pro Trucks, Desert Trucks, Buggies, Pilots, Tough Truck <> (858) 571-5088 SAN Diroo OFF RoAD ExrosmoN (888) 836 7918 SCCA RoADRAilY P.O. Box 19400 TOPEKA, KS 66619 800-770-2055 <> SFX MoTORSPORTS GROUP 495 N. CoMMONS DRIVE, Sum 200 AURORA, IL 60504 (630) 566-6100/(630) 556-6180 Fax . SCORE SCORE INTERNATIONAL 23961 CRAFTSMAN RD., Sum A CAI.ABASAS, CA 91302 (818) 225-8402/FAX: (818) 225-8102 <> November 17-20, 2011 44th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Ensenada, BC, MX SNORE SOUTHERN NEVADA OFF ROAD ENTHUSIASTS P.O. Box 270516 LAs VEGAS, NV 89127 702-277-2295 October 22-23, 2011 SNORE 250 Pahrump, NV December 10-11, 2011 Rage At The River Laughlin,NV SONS OF THUNDER 4 WHEELERS RACE DMSION KEITH STEWART (714) 522-1899 Dusty Times SOUTHEASTERN OFF ROAD CHALLENGE STEVE RULE (800) 313-5621 OR((770) 963-0252 Mike Moore, 2010 (224) 272-5400 SPEED SPORTS EXPO MEGA PRODUCTIONS 3129 S. HACIENDA BLVD. #322 HACIENDA HEIGHTS, CA 91745 (626) 961-6522 SCTA SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TIMING ASSOCIATION & BONNEVILLE NATIONALS, INc. P.O. Box 10 OROS!, CA 93647 (559) 528-6279 (559) 528-9749 FAX <> SOUTHERN SHORT COURSE OFF RoAD RACING AssN. 4305 WOOTLARI( DRIVE TAMPA FL 33624 (813) 962-2857 (AU Races at EastbaJ Racewa1, Tampa, FL) TRAXXAS TORC SERIES Sept 3-4, 2011 Crandon Off Road Crandon, WI Sept 15, 2011 Chicagoland Speed SUPER SERIES (PTY) LTD. P.O. Box 706 TOYS FOR TOTS (619) 252-1197 /(619) 252-3093 UNADILLA VALLEY SPORTS CENTER P.O. Box 5119 EDMESTON, NY 13335 (606} 965-8784/FAX: (606) 905-8784 <> VORRA VALLEY OFF RoAD RAcING AssocIATION 1970 EAST 2ND STREET RENO, NV 89502 775-287-0615 <> October 29-30, 2011 Short Course Prairie City OHV Park Folsom, CA VICENTE GUERRERO OFFROADCUJB PROFO. CENOV!O GAMBOA 011-52-616-6-21-91 (2-6 p.m.) WESTERN OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION LARRY HENDERSON (604) 538-0692 WORRA P.O.Box 3241 SUMAS WA 98295 WESTERN PENNsn v ANIA WHEEL To WHEEL OFF RoAD RAcING PATRICK McGUIRE P.O. Box376 ADAMSBURG, PA (412) 527-6556 WHIPLASH MoTORSPORTS 2939 E; Grovers Ave. PHOENIX, AZ 85032 (602) 971-3730 <> December (fBA), 2010 ACP,AZ WiscoNsIN MoTORSPORTS SHow (414) 747-1711 WISCONSIN OFF ROAD FESTIVAL TERRY OR BEV FRIDAY 5913 so. U.S. HWY 45 0sHKOSH, Wt 54901 (414) 688-5509 WoRLD SERIES OF OFF RoAD RACING FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP P.O. Box99 CRANDON, WISCONSIN 54520 303-880-7221 <WWW.WRC.COM> XTREME INTERNATIONAL 1863 CoMMANDER DRIVE LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ 86403 (520) 855-RACE/(520) 855-2208 BAJA OmcE: 011-526-6225 ZR PROMOTIONS LUIS RENE MONTANO C. CAUADA INDEPENDENCIA 200 -5 COL INSURGENTES EsTE 21280 MEXICALI, BC, MX (686) 564 6653 Attention Race & Ha~v Organiters __ _ 1st your commg events m ee. t 1s e on y 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 2011-2012 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, 207 61 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311-5003 October 2011 Trail Notes ... as well as fresh ideas and perspectives." Fogg has been working with Rally America personnel as well as professionals from other companies to assist in planning for the expansion of Rally America's reach into homes around the globe. "I want to expose as many people as possible to Rally and turn them into rabid fans," said Fogg, "Rally America is in a unique position to put Rally and Rallycross in front of the mainstream public." Fogg believes that Rally America's future success will be built on the vision and depth of its management team and a history of producing safe and exciting Rally events. As part of that vision, social networking, live streaming, and online video channel development will be enhanced or launched during the 2012 season. "I have spoken with top performers in the sport, team owners, sponsors and manufacturers, and they all agree that now is the time to bring Rally and Rallycross to the masses," Fogg said. Fogg first attended a rally three years ago with his sons Jon and Tom when long-time friend and Rally driver Chris Putzier suggested they give it a try. "We had no idea what to expect at the New England Forest Rally in 2009 but we had a great time, it was a wonderful family experience with the boys and an exciting introduction to the sport of Rally," said Fogg. "I'm thrilled with the opportunity to put my years of business experience and entrepreneurial spirit to work for Rally America." The 2012 Rally America National Championship Series schedule has been created in partnership with local Rally event organizers. In the upcoming season, Rally America will make the series more accessible and build more excitement for fans, sponsors, drivers, and teams. For 2012, the six Rally events will stretch from coast to coast and are scheduled to run through September. Rally America organizers have moved the Seattle, Washington-based Olympus Rally to September from April and have pushed back the Portland, Oregon-based Oregon Trail Rally by a few weeks to allow more time between it and the Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally in Wellsboro, PA in early June. This new National Championship schedule for 2012 accomplishes two goals. First, it extends the Rally season into the fall, and secondly, it eliminates the compacting of half the Championship into less than two months. Rally America is in the process of evaluating the addition of a seventh National Championship Series event in 2013. The 2012 Rally America National Championship Series dates and locations are listed in the Happenings section on this page. The company also announced it was reverting back to its original name Rally America, Inc. About Rally America: Based in Golden Valley, MN, Rally America, Inc. sanctions the premier performance Rally series in the United States, the Rally America National Championship Series. In 2012, Rally America will be conducting six National Championship events at venues across the country, from Seattle, Washington to Newry, Maine. Rally America competitors reach speeds of well over 100 mph in modified street cars on natural-terrain courses consisting of gravel, dirt or snow. More information about the Rally America National Championship Series and the sport of Rally can be found at and videos can viewed at CAMERON STEELE LEADS STRONGHOLD MOTORSPORTS INTO THE VALLEY OF THE SUN AT LUCAS OIL OFF ROAD RACING SERIES ROUNDS 11&12 - Speedworld Off Road Park - Surprise, Arizona. Fresh off of his decisive Pro lite victory at Glen Helen Raceway, Cameron Steele is poised to continue his assault on the standings as he leads the Stronghold Motorsports team into Surprise, Arizona September 24th & 25th. While Steele has developed into a perennial Prolite front runner, his first win of the season had eluded him until his tenth round triumph. Now, with just three crucial rounds of racing remaining for the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series championship, Steele will fight to capitalize on the momentum from his wire to wire conquest at Glen Helen. "This team has faced adversity and keeps coming back to battle race after race," he said. "We had a great win at Glen Helen and now the Prolite championship is within reach. There is some ground to make up but we're going to give it everything we have. We just have to take care of business, stay consistent and go into Arizona prepared to do what it takes to get the number sixteen back on top of the podium." As Steele sits in third place in the extremely competitive Prolite division, his teammates Jeremy McGrath and Rob Naughton make their final visit to Speedworld this season intent on making a decisive move through the Pro 2 championship rankings. Facing off against the deepest and most talented field ever assembled in the class, McGrath and Naughton have combined for a total of six podiums, including a pair of one-two finishes. McGrath, who has been focused on finding the formula to reach the top of the box, currently holds the fifth spot in the title chase as Naughton, with three wins on the season, is fighting his way through the field in seventh position in the season standings. "We have had some great practice sessions after Glen Helen and had a chance to really put in some good, fast laps," said McGrath. "I think the truck is where it needs to be to run at the front and I'm excited to get in and go racing in Surprise." LUCAS OIL ROUND 12 -Heat pushes drivers to the limit. With no racing to worry about tomorrow, it was time to put it all on the line today, as the drivers of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, presented by GEICO, returned to the Speedworld Off Road Park here in Surprise, AZ for Round 12 of the 2011 championship. While some points gaps were tightened right up yeste~day, others were blown wide open, and the only drivers more desperate to gain ground than those who had a good day yesterday were the ones whose day went upside-down in Round 11. The resilient Arizona fans once again packed the stands despite the high temperatures and unabated sun, and they were treated to a full day of thrilling races. We hope you were part of the scene Continued on page 27 Page 7

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SAN FELIPE CHALLENGE OF CHAMPIONS Maccachren Takes overall By Judy Smith Photos: Trackside Photo Daniel McMillin and Chuck Hovey were the big winners in the Class 1 battle, seen here in their Chevy powered Jimco. It was a nice win for Rob MacCachren at San Felipe, he had nine minutes on his competition as he took the overall race win in his Ford F-150. on a different date, on fairly short notice, makes it even more difficult. Add to that the fact that it costs a bit more to drive down to San Fe-lipe than it does to drive to Primm because of the added miles and the need to buy the Mexican insur-ance. Then there was the. fact that Primm is family friendly. Not that San Felipe isn't, but at the Buffalo Bill's there are amusement-park type rides, a movie theater and a selec-tion of fast food eateries to rival any mall. There is also a big shopping area, where the more disinterested members of the team can pick up stylish clothes and housewares for discounted prices. And all of that comes in smoky, but air-conditioned comfort. San Felipe offers plenty of shopping opportunities, but there are no huge air conditioned malls and no roller-coasters. San Felipe, Baja Calif. N: Rob MacCachren piloted his Ford Jimco Trophy Truck to the overall win in SCORE's second San Felipe event for 2011, the replacement for the cancelled Primm race. When the powers that be at Primm suddenly decided they need-ed ten times the insurance they had required in the past, SCORE's Sal Fish found himself blowing in the wind. Permits for events in the U.S. take months, and even years, to emerge from the red tape and sites where off road racing is permit-ted are few and far between. So he turned to Mexico, where the sport has always been welcome. The cities of Ensenada and San Felipe were both considered, and ultimately, San Felipe got the nod. Originally scheduled for the weekend of Au-gust 26th, the race was uncomfort-ably close to the big Best In the Desert Vegas to Reno event, so Fish slid his new event to the second weekend in September. September is not generally con-sidered the prime time to visit San Felipe, because it's really hot then, Arturo Velazco and crew were the gold medal winners in the Class 1/2-1600 battle, seen here just at liftoff. Emilio Salcido and Daniel Leon took top honors in the Class 5/1600 fracas, seen here just at one of many, many liftoffs. Page a but the race teams reminded them-selves of all the times Primm had baked in 110 degrees plus. There was even a difficult weekend once with 118 degree heat on race day, and thunderstorms. San Felipe wasn't expected to be any worse, and there was a good chance it could be nicer. About a third of the entries· were lost because of the changes in venue and date. It's hard enough for a team to organize the needed pit crews and support folk, but then to ask them to shift to a location that's hundreds of miles further away, and I J I Afrer the fact, some of the more financially flexible teams remarked to Fish that they'd rather have an-ted up the additional dollars than make the switch to San Felipe. Not everyone felt that way, and it would have been an added tab of roughly $46,000. - quite a lot to divvy up amongst the racers. The September race has typically not had a giant entry, with just 118 racers in 2010, Kevin Carr was the big winner in the Class 5 contest, he's seen here at very high speed on the course. Heidi Steele and Rene Brugger drove their Ford Ranger to the Class 6 win at San Felipe, seen here flyin' low. October 2011 and 113 in 2009, and such a sharing of costs would have added $400 or so to each invoice, in a year when Sal Fish has vowed to keep costs down, and not pass expenses on to the racers. To no one's surprise, many opted not to race and there were just 77 vehicles to take the green flag. SCORE used exactly the same course that they'd used for the March San Felipe event, and except for one big difference, it was in the same condition. The difference was on Diablo Dry Lake, which had been bone dry in March, but was now soggy in one area, thanks to the mid1mmmer monsoons that plagued Southern California and Arizona also. Most of the teams had no trouble with the deep mud, because they simply didn't go there, but a few apparently turned right at the wrong point, and found them-selves bogged down. Reports came back that even Trophy Trucks were buried to their axles in the gooey stuff. It was a diabolical trap, be-cause the top few inches of dirt were baked dry and looked solid, but hid a pit of seemingly bottomless mud. It's a familiar scenario to long time Baja racers, but still catches folks unaware from time to time. The local gendarmes were pressed into service on the Wednes-day preceding the race when the Great Power Outage turned off all the electricity in town, throwing the San Felipe and surrounding areas into complete powerlessn~ss. After sunset the town was so black it was eerie, but that was a situation repeated all over the southwestern corner of the U.S., thanks to an inept electrician. For a few hours all the local policia were out using their car lights to illuminate intersections, as they directed traffic. For just a little while those already in town wondered if the border would be shut down (because of nervousness about some kind of possible 9/11 event) and in that case, what would happen to the race. Happily, it was basically a non-issue, and all power was back on by about 9:30 p.m. the same night. One small plus for those that decided to go to San Felipe: they found that gasoline was cheaper in Baja. On the way down it ran about $3.23 a gallon, and on the way back had dropped to roughly $3.10. The weather hovered somewhere around 100 degrees on sign-up and contingency day, but there were air conditioned restaurants and hotels to retreat into. It was busy on the melacon, giving the local business people a nice shot in the arm to brighten up their season. With no motorcycles and quads in the race, the Trophy Trucks got to be first in line, and first on the road, starting at an unaccustomed, and Dusty Times

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he had trucks to re-pass. Said Men-zies, "It was rough!" His time was 4:24:23. Arturo Alverez and Quetzalli Cortez drove their Ford Ranger to the win in Class 7, seen here hustlin' across the desert. The Matney/Mi/tier duo conquered Class 8 at San Felipe, they are seen here at speed in their Chevy Silverado. Fourth in the Trophy Trucks was the team of Clyde Stacy and Juan Carlos Lopez in their Chevy Sil-verado. In the March race Stacy had crashed hard on the dry lake and been unable to finish. Things went better this time. Lopez started the day and drove most of the way. He had two flat tires and broke a brake line. Stacy got in near the end and drove to the finish. His plan for this event was to drive the finish section in four" of his team's seven entries. That didn't leave him much time for talking about his race at the finish line. Their time was 4:32:24. In fifth it was Cameron Steele and Rick Geiser in their GMC Sierra. Geiser started and went to Mile 160, and Steele finished. The team was running new 40 inch tires and were happy with the results. They had one flat in the first half of the race, and put on new tires at their Mile 101 pit. Their time was 4:40:06. cool, seven a.m. All vehicles went off the line at one minute intervals. To the surprise of the racers and on-course pit people, the weather just a short distance inland was cooler than that in town. Even a slight change in elevation brought relief. Areas that had been ultra-hot dur-ing pre-running, were benefitting by a change in the weather, and some breezes. Since there were no bikes and quads, the radio was quieter and the helicopter spent far less time on the move, because there were none of the usual early-in-the-day spills with concomitant broken bones that usu-ally happen with over-eager bikers pushing to stay in front of the four-wheeled entries. The entire day, as it turned out, was free of emergencies. The most exciting thing early on was a report that there was "cattle on the course", and someone thought the helicopter should be used to shoo Dusty Times them away. Paul Fish, race director, responded by saying that the heli-copter's effect on cattle was to make them "freeze". Moments later they'd moved on, as they always do, of their own accord. Late in the day there was a reported fire. A race vehicle was fully engulfed, but both driver and co-driver had signaled that they were okay, and no help was needed. The helicopter stayed parked. At the end of 4:12:21, Rob Mac-Cachren brought in his Ford Trophy Truck with the win. MacCachren, who's also racing short course this year, was dealing with a barely healed collar bone, result of a big upset at the Glen Helen event. At the finish he said it "was getting a little tired halfway around -but it's o.k." He re-ported that the early morning pace was "really quick." He said his truck, which had been the first vehicle off the line, "felt so good, we were really going - [but) Tavo (Vildosola) was getting close, and he went by when we got gas at Mile .108." MacCa-chren estimated that Vildosola had put about two minutes on him, by the time he got out of the fuel pit, but then he reported that he' cl seen him at about Mile 197, with what looked like a "lost left rear hub." Afrer that he said, "We were just let-ting the truck go, because it liked it." The crew had done a lot of work on the shocks between races, and had apparently come up with the right combination. MacCachren said that the temperature "wasn't too bad at all" because on the other side of the mountains it wasn't humid. He was the first to comment on what he called the "boggy atea" on the dry lake, and said he' cl gone to the left, but could see that it was still possible to get stuck. Mac's time was 4: 12: 21. MacCachren had no penalty minutes added to his time, nor did anyone else in the Trophy Truck 2,160 Rooms And Suites 60 Table Games 2,600 Slot Machines Poker Room Race & Sports Book 640-Seat Bingo Room 16 Movie Theaters class. Two of the 13 in the class failed to finish. · In second place it was Gary Weyhrich, in a Ford. He'd been the tenth truck to start, and drove all the way. Weyhrich said it had been ·a good day for the most part, but his "motor started laying down in third gear at Mile 50" -but then he went on to say that it was "lucky it was so rough, 'cause we didn't really need third much." He also reported be-ing in dust for a long time, and said there was no wind to blow it away out on the course. He'd had no flat tires. Weyhrich thought the course was "way rougher - ~ofter - than in March." His time was 4:21:41. Bryce Menzies was third in his Ford. He said his day had been "going good, 'til we pitted at [mile] 105". When he was ready to leave the pit he' cl discovered it was a sandy spot and he was stuck. By the time he was freed up and on the move, The sixth place truck was the Chevy of Nick Vanderwey and Curt LeDuc. Vanderwey started, and he discovered that their shock set up was wrong - "too harsh - it beat us up." He said he "fought the suspen-sion" all the way. He also had steer-ing problems from about Mile 150. LeDuc rolled the truck in a wash at about 100 miles per hour, and landed on the wheels. Steele had passed him just minutes before and saw the rollover, so he came back to make sure they were o.k. Their time was 4:52:35. In seventh it was Adam House-Continued on page 10 9 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 7 LAS VEGAS BLVD AT S/LVERADO RANCH • SOUTHPOINTCASINO.COM October 2011 Page 9

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The Cullen/Lombardi/Sachs trio swept the board in the Class 10 competition at San Felipe, seen here in their Alumicraft headin' for home. holder in his Chevy. He said it had been a "typical San Felipe", in that he overheated his shocks and had to change them. He also had two flat tires. Adam drove all the way and said that race day had been "the best day of the whole week", weather wise. He added, "One of these days, I'll win this race!" Householder's time was 5:08:59. Eighth place went to brothers Jes-se and Adam Ashcraft in their Ford. Adam started and drove to Mile 108. Jesse then got in and about two miles before the finish he overshot a turn and rolled the truck, going over four times. Then they had to fix a broken upper link. At the finish, the navigator went off to talk to the medics. Their time was 5: 16:50. In ninth it was Tavo Vildosola, in his Ford. As reported by Mac-Cachren, he'd been out in front of the pack, but then he'd sheared his wheel studs and the wheel and tire went flying off into the desert. He needed replacement studs, but was "not in a good place." Which meant that his crew couldn't get to him easily. Repairs took a long time to effect. Once he was back on his wheels again he came in at a mod-erate pace, even stopping to help a Class 10 car that needed a tow. His time was 7:33:21. Pete Sohren finished tenth in his three-seat Ford. Sohren drove all the wa.y, and reported an early flat in the dust. Then at Mile 80 he lost his power steering when a seal blew out of the ram. So for the rest of the trip he kept adding fluid, which he estimated he did about 25 times. He also had a lug nut that got locked on a stud and he said he lost "25 minutes with each flat" - two of them, both left rears. Sohren's time was 8:32:28. Last in the class to finish was Ken Losch in his Chevy. He drove it all, and had a wheel come off at sixty miles an hour. He had only one stud and lug nut left, and drove with just the one holding the wheel on for eight miles, "at walking speed" to get to a pit and get things fixed. Other-wise, said Loscp, "all was well." His time was 8:51:48. Robbie Pierce and Dave Crin-klaw were the two non-finishers in the class. In Class 1 Daniel McMillin and Chuck Hovey teamed to get the win in their Jimco Chevy. Hovey started and McMillin finished. They said they had "no problems, no flats -and it wasn't even that hot." Their time was 4:29:23. Second in the class was th team of cousins, Kory Halopoff, who started, and Harley Letner, who got in at Mile 108 and finished, in their Alpha-Chevy. They said they' cl stalled the car in Ashcraft' s pit and couldn't start it. They got a tow, but it didn't work, and ultimately, had to use a screwdriver to re-start the car. Lemer said he'd done the final 30 miles with no power steering. He also noted that the car went into Zak Langley and Bernie Carr were the SCORE-lite class winners, seen here in their Smithbuilt headin' for the finish line. "limp mode" when the oil temp went up, and one of those times the McMillin car had gone by him. Lemer said, "The course had a little bit of everything - I loved it." Their time was 4:34:25. In third it was the father/son team of Brian and Cody Parkhouse in their Jimco Chevy. Brian, the dad, started and Cody got in at Mile 120. Cody had three flats, one of them in Matomi, which left him with no spare in a treacherous sec-tion, so he had to cool it for a while. They had no other real problems, except that the car got a little hot in the washes. They thought the course was "twice as rocky, twice as sandy as in March." Their time was 4:59: 19. In fourth it was Conan Barker and Scott Zeppenfeldt in a Porter Ford. Barker started and Zeppen-feldt finished. They said their engine died twice, but fired back up. Bark-er, who was racing for the first time at San Felipe, got lost on Diablo for about 15 minutes. But they didn't have any flats. At the end they were running on seven cylinders. Their time was 5: 12: 12. · In fifth it was David Greenhill and Mike Boone in a Jimco Chevy. Greenhill drove to Mile 120, with Pat Bell navigating, and Boone had Derek Krum as navigator. They said their water pump leaked, but they didn't notice it before the start, and had to add water at every pit. That meant they added water 15 times. Their total was 5: 14:06. Sixth went to Dan Martin and Dale Dondel in a Racer Chevy. Martin started and rolled the car at Mile 4. Dondel didn't stick around at the finish to talk. Their time was 5:59:30, and included a 15 minute penalty for a course deviation near Mile 86. Four other teams got the same penalty, including two other cars on their team. They must have pre-run together and missed the cor-rect route somehow. Justin Davis, in his ESM Chevy, was the final finisher. He said the power steering pump blew up at Mile 160, and he had to drive to Mile 170 without it. That "took an hour", he said. Then the crew had to make repairs. His total time was 7:48:46. In Class 1-2/1600 the winning team was the brothers Arturo and Abel Velazco and friend Stevie Cruz, in their VBR chassis. They said they' cl had a flawless day, with not even any flats. Arturo started and' drove to Mile 91, then Cruz drove from 91 to Mile 167, and Abel drove to the finish. They said this was their first win at San Felipe, and they had all grown up together in Ensenada and this win had them "pretty excited." With good reason. Their time was 6:22:07. In second place it was the team of Brian Wilson and Kyle Quinn in a Kreger. They had Brian Brisbee and Ray Griffith navigating for them. Wilson and Brisbee went to Mile 167, and then Quinn and ,------------------------.... Griffith drove to the finish. They had no flats, no problems, but said they were "a little slow in the mud." Their time was 6:27:43. The third place team was Ro-drigo Ferta and Jesus Velez in a PKF chassis. Ferta started and went to Mile 121, and then Velez got in and drove to the finish line. They said it was "a very fun race", and noted that they'd had no flat tires. Their time was 7: 17:52. Fourth place was earned by Rick and Cory Boyer, another father-and-son team. They drive a Lothringer chassis. They said that "Cory led" to Mile 170, and then had a broken rear torsion bar. He had to change both bars, and then Rick got in. He got lost at Mile 236, and somehow went around in a circle "sort of', to get back on course. Their total time was 7:20:41. In fifth it was the team of Justin Smith and Luke McMillin in their AlumiCraft. Smith started, and he lost a c.v. star at Mile 14, where there was no access for their pit crew. It cost them two hours, ulti-mately. Once fixed they went on, and McMillin got in at Mile 101, only to break another c.v. star, which cost about a half-hour. Other than that they had no flats and no other trouble. Their time was 8:32: 10. The sixth place finishers were J. J. Schnarr and Mark Leverett in their Levco. Schnarr started and Leverett did the final 100 miles, but he ran out of gas about 23 miles before the finish. Joanna, the sister of their navigator, brought them fuel. So they could finish their race. Their time was 10:03: 10. In seventh, and making it by the skin of their teeth, very dramatically sliding into the post-race area, were Brad Wilson and Justin Munyon (who finished), in a Kreger. Wilson started and went to Mile 100. Then Munyon broke a spring plate, and it took Mike Stapleton, one of off-road's most legendary and capable pit persons, four hours to get to them. Then it was just a 20 minute repair job before he sent them back out onto the course. Not knowing exactly how much time they had left, Munyon pushed hard, and even as he crossed the finish line no one was sure whether they had a legal finish Peter Lang and Peter Irving drove their Buick powered Homebuilt to Gary and Mark Weyhrich drove their For_d F-150 to the silver medal in Kory Halopoff and Harley Letner were the second place finishers in the Sportsman Car win, seen here at high speed. the Trophy Truck action, they were 9 minutes in arrears at the checkers. the Class 1 contest, seen here in their Chevy powered Alpha. The Kellogg/ Wilcoxson/Johnson trio took second place honors in the Mark Burnett and Steve Willenberg finished second in the Class 6 Dan and Tom Chamlee drove their Ford Ranger to a second place Class 5 conflict, seen here going to the end of a long day. contest, seen here at liftoff in their Ford Ranger. finish in the Class 7 contest, here headin' for the checkers. Page 10 October 2011 Dusty Times 7T

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or not. As it turned out they did, with a time of 10:59:02, giving them 58 seconds to spare. They were the last in the class to make it in. Kevin Price, the only non-finish-er in the class, broke a torsion bar in his Bunderson and even though he had a spare, it cost him three hours, because, like Stapleton, his crew had to get in to him. Class 4 had just one finisher; the team of Clyde Stacy and Eduardo Laguna in their PSD-Chevy. Laguna did most of it, with Stacy getting in at "Mile 230 - something". Laguna broke an A-arm and lost about three-and-a-half hours with repairs. Stacy had no trouble in his section. Their time was 9:15:29. In Class 5 the winning team was Kevin Carr and Luis Barragan, Jr. Carr started and went about a mile, and got out, suffering from food poi-soning. So Barragan got in to go the rest of the way, with Raul Gilbert navigating. They said they'd had a perfect day except for a flat at Mile 120 and some trouble in the mud on Diab lo. Their time was 6: 14:58. In second it was Cody Kellogg and Rick Wilcoxson who apparently each lost a tie rod along the way. They also had a "wiring issue" to slow them down. Their total time was 10:46:48, coming perilously close to their cut-off time. In Class 5-1600 the only finisher was the team of Emilio Salcido and Daniel Leon, from Mexicali. Salcido drove all the way and said he'd had two flats and "nada mas" to slow him down. His time was 9:53:37. Class 6 had six entries, but only two managed to finish. In first place it was the Ford of Heidi Steele and Rene Brugger. Brugger started and Steele finished. They said it was "pretty rough and hot", and they had one flat at Mile 30. Other than that it was a clean day. Their time was 5:57:12. Second went to Marc Burnett, in another Ford. He'd been the very last car to start in the morning, be-cause he'd been fighting with an al-ternator problem. He took the green flag and went as far as Zoo Road where he wired in a "mickey mouse switch" to make the alternator turn on. Then a bit later he broke a tie rod, and got stuck in a sand hill, Wes Bevley and Billy Wilson drove their Ford F-150 to the Stock Full class win, they are seen here going for the checkers. where-it took a "while" to get out. His finish time was 8:00:18. Class 7 had three starters and two finishers. Arturo· Alvarez did all the driving in his Ford to take the win. He said he'd been stuck for an hour and a half on Diablo in the mud, and also had suspension problems, and both his engine and transmission overheated. His time was 8:30:58. In second place it was Dan Chamlee, in another Ford, who also drove all the way. He said his motor had been running at 220 and 225 for the last 120 miles. He'd had a fan problem also. His time was 10:55:22, just four minutes and five seconds before he'd have been overtime. In Class 7-2, which had four starters, there were four finishers. Reid Rutherford did all the driving in his Mason Pro Runner. He had no flat tires, but ran without power steering for the final 70 miles. His time was 7:09:39. In second it was the team of Fawn Finchum and her step-son Ryan in their Chevy TrophyJ-ite. Fawn started and drove to Mile 122, and Ryan went to the finish. They had trouble with the mud on Dia-blo, but otherwise things went well. Their time was 7:21:19. In third it was Bruce Finchum who drove all the way in another Chevy Trophylite. Bruce is Ryan's dad, Fawn's husband. He got stuck !n the mud on Diablo, had two flat tires and lost a drive shaft. His time was 8: 16:50. Fourth went to Wes Bevly IV and Michael Salinas in a Baja-Lite Chevy. They said they "blew up our shocks, lost our fans, had a flat and the computer went out." Bevly did all the driving, and his time was 9:32:25. Class 7SX had only one starter, Elias Hanna, and he did not finish. Class 8 had three entries and two finishers. In first place it was one of Clyde Stacy's entries, a Chevy Silverado, with Rudy lribe and Justin Matney driving. lribe started, and Matney, who was nursing a bad back, finished, driving only the final ten miles or so. They said they had no flat tires, but had a scare at about Mile 2 when they almost hit a spec-tator car that suddenly went across the course. lribe said he'd lost the fuel pumps at Mile 150, and went to a mechanical pump and "limped it in" from there. Early in the day they hit a "really big whoop" that hurt the navigator, so they had to stop to "take a five-minute breather" and be sure he was all right. Their time was 6:23: 11. In second place it was Noah Ostanik in a Ford. Kevin Guevara was his navigator. Ostanik was mut-tering, "Oh Migod - self inflicted - just stupid!" as he pulled to a stop. He then explained that race day was his birthday and he'd wanted to "give myself a birthday gift, and went too fast and hit a cactus .. " Jessica and Andy McMillin took the honors in the Protruck action, as you can see, really haulin' towards the finish line. He had cactus spines in his hands and arms, and undoubtedly other places showed up later. His time was 7:44:20. The third Class 8 truck was the red truck of Beny Canela. Canela started the day and his co-driver, whose name we didn't get, took over midway. Somewhere near the end of the race the co-driver either rolled the truck or tipped it up on its side. Either way, as it lay there transmission fluid dripped out and onto the hot exhaust, and the truck caught fire. Before long it was fully engulfed, and back at the finish line radio reports and finishing drivers were telling officials about it. But every report noted that the driver and co-driver were out of the truck and o.k. Canela's truck was a total loss, but his personnel were all o.k. His crew didn't know if Beny would build another truck or not - he was the oldest driver in the race at about 74 years of age, and might think it's time to retire. There was just one Class 9 entry, and it didn't get to the finish line. Class 10 had four starters, and four finishers. In first place it was the Honda powered AlumiCraft of Matt Cullen and Chuck Sacks. Cul-len started and went to Mile 108, and had two flat tires. Sacks drove the balance of the way and had no problems and no flat tires. He said it was their first finish since they switched to Honda. Their time was 5:34:10. In second place it was Sergio Salgado, who started and Gustavo Pinuelas, the finishing driver, in their Honda Jimco. They said their oil got hot and the car needed water and so did the drivers. Their time was 5:41:12. Third place was earned by John and Morgan Langley in a Chevy Racer. John started and he had a flat and the car overheated and went into "limp mode." Morgan finished. This is one of the teams that earned a 15 minute penalty, because of a "course deviation" at Mile 86. They lost a position because of it. Appar-ently they had pre-run in a group, and none of them noted the Virtual Checkpoint at Mile 86, or they mis-read the data, so they all earned the penalty. Their time was 6:49:51. In fourth place in Class 10 it was brothers Peter and Steven Hajas, in a Kreger Chevy. Steven started, Peter finished. He said they'd had a flat, and some helpful person had put the flat back on the spare tire mount, and had torn up some wir-ing, which caused them some trou-ble later on. When their car quit, along came Tavo Vildosola, running late because of those sheared studs, and he graciously towed them to a pit. Hajas declared that Vildosola "is a class act!" Their time 7:08:11. In the SCORE Lite class, the winning car was the Smithbuilt of Zak Langley and Bernie Carr. Carr started and went to Mile 121 and Continued on page 12 ..------------------------. Noah Ostanik and Kevin Guevera drove their Ford F-150 to a second Sergio Salgado and Gustavo Pinuelas finished second in Class 10 in Rafael Navarro and Vic Bruckmann drove their Jimco to a second place finish in the Class 8 action, seen here at speed. their Jimco Honda, here haulin' freight in the desert. place finish in the SCORE LITE contest, seen here movin' fast. Joe Baca/ drove his Lexus to a silver medal finish in Mexico, Joe is The gold medal in Class 7-2 went to Reid Rutherford, he's seen here Bryce Menzies had a somewhat decent day, he took third place honors seen here at speed as he heads for home. in his Mason-Chevy on his way to the checkers. in Trophy Truck, he's seen here in his Ford F-150. Dusty Times October 2011 Page 11

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Brian and Cody Parkhouse drove their Jimco Chevy to a third place Jesus Valez and Rogrigo Ferta drove their PKF to a third place finish John and Morgan Langley drove their Chevy powered Racer to a finish in the Class 1 fracas, here at speed in the outback. ~in=-t=-:h:.::e....:C:.:l~as::.:s:....:.:1/.-::'2=--1:...:6:-=0:...:0~fr,~ac::.:a:..:s:.:.., -=s~ee:.:n~he=r,~e..,_ju=s:-=t':a~t....:/J.:..c"ft'-:o:'ff..:..c. ----;:::::::::::::::::....:t::h::i"::d:::p::la::c::e::f,::n::is::h::in:::::C::/a::s::s::1::0::, s::e::e::n::h::e::re::::w::it::h::t::h::e::::p::o::w::e::r "::::e::a:://y=on:::::fu::::;/1. Langley then drove to the finish. the rest. They said they had prob- Rudy Iribe and Michael Powell, They said they had no flats. Carr lems with c.v. bolts. Their time was but it did not finish for unknown had the lead when he got into the 9:53:07. reasons. car, but they found a cracked chassis In fifth it was Sergio Frias, who In the Stock Full class the win-tube and had to weld it up and while started and had no problems, and ning vehicle was a Ford F150 driven they were doing that Navarro went David Sanchez, who finished. San-by Wes Bevly, who said he'd had a by. Then at the bottom of Huata- chez lost a couple of hours when "lot of fun". He also said it hadn't mote, he was parked and they went both coil over bolts broke during been as hot as he'd expected, and by him. "It was a rough race." They his stint. Their time was 9:59:48, he'd had no problems at all. His were one of the teams to earn that and included 25 penalty minutes. time was 8:36:57. 15 minute penalty, and obviously, They were the final finisher in the In second place it was Joe Baca! somehow the whole group messed class, the only non-finisher being the in his Lexus LX570. He also had up. Their time was 6:22:04. senior member of the class, Perry no problems, except that his Parker In second it was "the Navarros", McNeil, and his super navigator, Pumper quit working for the final Rafael Navarro IV and Vic Bruck- Alfie Bueno. 20 miles or so. He said he'd decided mann in a Jimco. They're a highly Class 11 had three entries, but to "take it easy" this race, because competitive team in a SCORE Lite none of them made it to the finish the car had just been rebuilt after at any time. Rafael did the start to line. The entries were Justin Matney rolling over and over down a hill Mile 108 and Bruckmann went to and Ramon Fernandez, Matt Cullen in the 500, and the rebuild hadn't the finish. He had a slipping clutch, and his group, and Cisco Bio, three been finished until the Thursday and only half-throttle. He said he very competent and skilled teams. before the race, and thus, the vehicle "sprayed stuff from the fire extin- It's unknown why none of them hadn't been tested. His time was guisher on the clutch" and it helped made it in. 10:24:42. somewhat. Their time was 6:34:28, In the ProTruck class there was A third entry, a Dodge that was which included a ten minute pen- only one entry, but it got to the part of Stacy's team, didn't make alty for missing a virtual checkpoint finish line. Jessica McMillin had it in. at about Mile 12. the help of her dad, Scott, and her Stock Mini had two entries, but In third place it was Steven and brother, Andy, in the Ford truck. neither made it to the finish. Tony Lisa, father and son, in a Scott started and went to Mile 94, In the Sportsman Buggy class Foddrill. Steve started, with Chuck then Andy drove to Mile 168, and there was just one entry, but to Hemmingson navigating, and they Jessica drove to the finish. They had no one's surprise, they finished. went to Mile 107. Then Tony got in, no flats, but the power steering was Peter Lang and Peter Irving piloted with Mickey Parker navigating, and going away for Andy and Jessica. their outrageous looking homebuilt he said, we "finally got a trouble- They haveupdated the truck to the Buick to another finish and another free race." They changed one tire new rules somewhat, by putting victory. They said their power steer-to be safe, because they thought it in the bigger fuel cell, and they ing went out and they'd had to work might have a leak, but nothing else switched tire brands. Jessica said .on it to get it going again. They got caused any problems. Their time she'd had "a blast!", but Scott said stuck in the sand and their jack was 6:34:42, only 14 seconds behind he'd been nervous. They were 14th wouldn't work, so they lowered the second place. in the overall standings with a time air in their tires, "way low", so they Fourth went to Jack Moreno of 5:23:58. could get out. Also, a tool bag fell off and Jorge Yiro. Moreno started Class 17 had only one entry, a the top of the pile of stuff that they and drove to Mile 90 and Yiro did modified Jeep driven by Clyde Stacy, carry up on top, and hit the distribu-The Stacy/Laguna duo were the fastest truck in Class 4, seen here in their PSD-Chevy on their way to a gold medal. tor, bringing things to a halt for a while. All together they said they spent a couple of hours working on the car. Their time was 9:08:47. In the stock mini class there were no legal finishers, but Ted Moncure, in a Toyota Tacoma, got to the fin-ish, just minutes too late to be legal. He said he'd "hydraulicked the front shocks" because they had the wrong rod ends on them. So he broke one at Zoo Road and another at Mile 40 getting off to a late start. He pushed hard after that, but couldn't make up all the lost time. Sad story. The race ran well, the weather on course surprisingly moderate (though it was windy and dusty at the finish area) and there were no big problems on course or else-where to mar the day. The San Felipe businessmen were clearly happy to have a second influx of rac-ers to help their economy, and had stocked their restaurants and bars appropriately. SCORE is now hard at work on their grand finale, the Baja 1000 which will be a loop race this year, starting and finishing in Ensenada. SCORE has announced that they have reduced the entry fee for Sportsman cars and Trucks, and have created a Sportsman 5-1600 class, which will have the reduced entry fee. SCORE is also in the throes of planning a calendar for 2012, the 45th anniversary year for the Baja 1000, but dates and locations are as yet unset. The only thing that seems · certain is that the Baja 1000 in 2012 will be a point-to-point race. St;JJ tuned. SCllt Steven and Anthony Lisa drove their Foddrill to a third place finish Bruce Finchum and Mark Cowan took third place honors in Class Cameron Steele and Cody Stuart finished fifth in the Trophy Truck in SCORE LITE, seen here hustling along the course. 7-2, seen here in their Trophylite-Chevy at liftoff. battle, seen here in their GMC Sierra. The Barker/Zeppenfeldt/Fauvre trio finished fourth in the Class battle, seen here with the hammer down, headin' for home. Page 12 Rick and Cory Boyer flew their Lothringer to a fourth place finish in Fawn and Ryan Finchum drove their Trophy Lite-Chevy to a second Class 1/2-1600, seen here moving fast toward the finish. place finish in the Class 7-2 contest, seen here just at takeoff. October 2011 Dusty Times I I

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l.n.f2C: 29™ RALLYE DEUTSCHLAND Ogier/Ingrassia/Citroen sweep The Field By Martin Holmes Photos: Maurice Selden Ott Tanak and Kuldar Sikk were the big winners in the SWRC category in Germany, they finished 12th overall in their Ford Fiesta S2000. Carlo in 2006. Mini had six cars "home" event.Although father once again, each prepared to the van Merksteijn did not compete, same WRC specification, only waiting until their family team's Dani Sordo's was a new car. Main regular codriver Eddy Chevalier, feedback for Mini from Finland from Belgium, is completely re-was the problem of running the covered from his Acropolis acci-car ride heights too low, which dent, the Kuipers father and son caused the ingestion problems took part in their Fiesta WRCs. suffered by the two works cars. Who was the favourite German Privateer cars were not run so driver? Only Aaron Burkart, who close to the ground. was at the wheel of a World Rally In addition to the usual four Car, for only the second time in cars there was the Grifone-pre- his career and Hermann Gassner • v pared car for Patrik Flodin and or Christian Riedemann who the FFSA entry for the 26 year old drove Super 2000s, the latter for Corsican driver Pierre Campana. the first time. Local hopes other-The format of the event was wise rested with privateer drivers. very similar to previous years, The Friday and Saturday stages Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia drove their Citroen OS 3 to the gold medalin Germany, seen here at very high speed. though almost every stage, except also counted for the national t was not planned to be this Sebastian Ogier went on to win. to the compounds of tyre to use. stage 3/6 and the final stage of DRM championship. Some driv-way! Right up until the final stage Citroen duly surpassed Ford to Twenty World Rally Cars were on the rally (the traditional down- ers, whose cars were compatible of Day 2, the Citroen camp were become statistically the most sue-the entry list, the missing regular town section around the historic with FIA Appendix J rules, com-clear that the man who would cessful manufacturer in WRC drivers being Federico Villagra Porta Nigra structure in Trier) peted in both categories. win the rally was Sebastien Loeb, history, but the glory of their and Evgeniy Novikov but includ-had specific changes in the route. This event counted for two it would be his ninth succes-success was clouded by on going ed a one off appearance by Aaron Television time schedule con-Support championships, the sive victory on the same event, team driver rivarly and the way Burkart· the reigning Junior rally strain ts meant the final stage, SWRC series and the WRC Acad-and a fitting way for Citroen to that the fragility of the tyres sup- champion, which served as the Power Stage, einy. All ten registered SWRC celebrate their record breaking plied was unfairly influencing The Citroen team had been was run around one hour later drivers nominated Deutschland 78th World Rally win. Right at sporting battles. busy analysing the tarmac test this yea_r. The start of this stage fas one of their six preferred the start of the rally there were Welcome to Rallye Deutsch-work carried out in Germany was, however, handled in a fairer events plus there was one local hopes that Ford might stretch the land, at the centre of Europe the before the previous round in way this time with all the drivers Guest driver, Felix Herbold in a ., resources of Citroen but by stage rally closest to the greatest num-Finland. This test was the first starting in the same way, when Fiesta. Eyvind Brynildsen how-2 the weather had caught Ford ber of nearby countries in the chance to understand the com- they passed a timing beam. ever was unable to start the event out. From then on it was not the world championship. The first parative characteristics of the Previously some drivers had to as his Skoda had been too badly weather but the strength of the of the three all-asphalt rallies in Michelin range of asphalt tyres. start against a clock. Once again damaged during the NORF to Michelin tyres which dictated the 2011 world championship, Ford hoped for a dry rally as they there were short stretches of be repaired in time and this was events. the first time the new generation had a lack of testing in wet condi- gravel roads within the otherwise finally accepted by the Stewards At the end of Day 1 Loeb World Rally Cars would be seen tions. There were new cars for all-asphalt stages, a total of 6.1km as force majeure. Albert Llovera was given authority to win, but on an all-tarmac event, the first both Mikko Hirvonen and Jari-in total, virtually all on Day 2. was also unable to take the start then the script was changed. The time Michelin tyres had been Matti Latvala but only nine Fiesta The internationality of this event due to medical reasons that were traditionally tyre-friendly World used on a WRC tarmac event WRCs on this event instead of was extraordinary. The WRC accepted by the Stewards. So the Champion himself punctured since 2005 and the first time this the usual ten. The last WRC win driver with the closest geographi-number of starters was down to and his eager young teammate season that teams had choice as by Ford on asphalt was at Monte cal family connection to the nine, ensuring each competitor r---------------------------------~----~-----------~-~--~ I I I I Performance Proven for Desert & Off-Road Use 150 Heavy Duty Sizes to Choose from Detail & Pressure Wash Tanks Marine-Holding &Water Tanks Bulk Storage & Waste Tanks R.V. Tanks Quality Products & Friendly Service RONCO PLASTICS, INC. • 714-259-1385 • FAX 714-259-0759 • 15022 Parkway Loop, Suite B • Tustin, CA 92780 • CALL, WRITE or FAX us to Receive a Free Catalog ~-------------------------------------------------------~ Page 14 October 2011 Dusty Times "!

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I' Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena took the silver medal in Germany, they were 40 seconds out of the win in their Citroen DS3. Jari-Matti latvala and Mikka Anttila took the WRC win in Germany, they finished 14th overall in their Ford Fiesta RS. the Dutchman Hans Weijs (who finished second overall on the recent Ypres IRC and ERC event and was also runner-up in the FIA's 2010 Junior WRC) and the German Christian Reidemann (who usually competes this year in the Academy series). With three wins so far this year in the Academy category, Egon Kaur was well ahead of his rivals and on his way to his half-million euro value sponsorship prize for 2012. It was possible he could clinch this in Germany. The usual cars of the two Swedish drivers Fredrik Ahlin and Victor Henriksson, which were badly damaged in accidents in Finland, were substituted by M-Sport's Academy reserve cars but then Henriksson withdrew having run out of budget following his accident. The Academy field was down to 15. With Riedemann competing in a Skoda S2000 on this event, his Academy Fiesta R2 car was driven by Sepp Wiegand but with a different competition number. An unusual feature of the entry list was the inclusion of two Diesel powered cars, an Opel and a SEAT. Standard champi-onship rules allow Diesel cars (which do not of course consume FIA control petrol) on world championship events if they re-fuel at commercial fuel stations alongside the rally route, which on some events is not logistically possible. Michelin supplied soft and hard compound versions of their "Pilot Sport" asphalt tyres, both featuring the same tread pattern, the difference lying only in the compounds. Choosing which compounds to use demands clair-voyance in predicting future and faraway weather conditions. On Day 2 tyre choices had to be made with.reference to stages run up to three hours and more than 60km away after leaving service. A spe-cial additional mid-loop tyre change point, before the 34km Panzerplatte stage, eased the risk of suffering from a disastrous prediction error. At this location while Victor Henriksson's first touching a kerb to find he had a the top priority drivers could only miss of the season, for financial broken damper. Mads Ostberg hit fit new tyres, to suit conditions, reasons, was not deemed force a wheel on a rock and damaged while other drivers could re-fit majeure, he was given a points the rear suspension which lost used tyres. The other difference deduction and entry fee penalty him nearly eight minutes. The created by the asphalt stages was for Germany. Day 1 - 6 Stages stars of the show however were that the manufacturer points-- Asphalt- 133.14kms the Minis. Apart from Flodin all scoring drivers would have the The long awaited fight be-were going well. Dani Sordo was benefit of advice from their per-tween the two top teams was within a minute of the leaders sonal safety crews running ahead almost over before it began. A after three stages, Meeke was less of the event. Safety crews cannot sudden and much heavier rain-than a quarter-minute behind. help with weather predictions, storm than expected on stage two Armindo Araujo lost a few sec-because of how early they have to fooled both Citroen and Ford, onds sliding off the road on stage run through the stage before the but the French team were able 1 and had a couple of spins on competitors, but are essential for to handle the situation better stage 2 while Pierre Campana noting any changes in road condi-than the British team. The rally had brake troubles. Rene Kuipers tions since recce was completed. was won and lost not so much went off the road and stopped for Safety crews will also be operating by clever weather forecasting, as the day. Three different drivers in France and Spain. both teams knew there was a real made fastest times, three differ-As winners of this event for chance of isolated rain, but the ent leaders, three different types the past nine occasions it has• two official Citroen crews took of car ii) the top four. It might been held, Citroen have been four soft tyres and two hard tyres just end up being an interesting favourites not only for a tenth for the loop, while the Fords rally after all. successive win but also for pulling took six hard tyres. The secret The Citroens were on their ahctad of Ford in the total score of Citroen's advantage lay in the way, making 1-2 times on all the of WRC rally wins. Both stood way they fitted the tyres, Ford be-afternoon stages. Loeb's main before the event with a total of lieved that they fitted hard tyres worry, apart from the constant 77 World rally wins. Citroen to the left side of the car and soft pressure from Ogier, was the un-and Sebastien Loeb are pulling on the right. Jari-Matti Latvala expected dirt on the roads after exorably away from their rivals in led the rally after the first stage the first pass through the stages. the two premier world champi-run in dry conditions enjoying Ogier knew he had the capability onships this year. In the SWRC the hard tyres but Sebastien Ogi-of matching Loeb, "We are seven Juho Hanninen in a Skoda was er was only 1.5 seconds behind. seconds behind Loeb and we 18 points clear of Martin Prokop But then came Armageddon know exactly where we lost the in a Ford, with all the top five Fiesta style. After stage 2 Mikko time ... " Meanwhile things were drivers having missed their man-Hirvonen was 32.5 seconds be- going from bad to worse at Ford. datory one event. hind and Latvala almost 40. Ogi- Latvala reported the car as only At Shakedown just 1.6s sepa-er was now 1.3 second in front of running on three cylinders on rated the four fastest drivers. Loeb. Stage 3, the final stage of stage 4, then on stage 6 he had The Citroen of Ogier fastest over the morning loop, was completely another puncture, once again the 5.37km course on 3m36.3s, dry. Loeb made fastest time and shortly after a short gravel stretch but joint second with Loeb was went into the lead and Latvala of road, while Hirvonen touched Hirvonen, just 1.4s behind Ogi-had a puncture. Latvala, "There a wall and damaged a wheel on . er. Latvala was fourth another was a 1km stretch of gravel on the stage 4 as well. Matthew Wilson 0.2s behind. Meeke suffered stage and I collected a right wheel was sent out on soft tyres,.despite two punctures during Shake-puncture there. Honestly, I could the dry conditions, the team's down and only had one spare only laugh, absolutely nothing intention being to find out how but was still the quicke,!st of the seems to be going right for me the alternative compound of tyre Minis. Tanak was the fastest of this year!" compared in performance. Raik-the S2000 and Lemes fastest of Behind the leaders Patrik konen slid wide and damaged his the Academy drivers. Flodin stopped with alternator driver's door. Henning continued The Stewards had a busy time. belt failure, Henning Solberg to struggle with brake problems. In the WRC Academy Carl Ward had brake troubles. Raikkonen Ken Block confessed to a big mo-and Matteo Brunello were miss-spun and did not like the hard ment, "I was flat out with gravel ing their second event, -the Stew- tyres in the rain. Petter Solberg on the road at the exit. All four ards excluded them from di.e went straight on at a junction. wheels off the road and into the series with entry fees having to Hirvonen reached the end of trees. Fortunately we were able to be paid for the final three events stage 3 with a strange feeling after drive through the trees and across .-------------------------, !)," a field and regained the road!" The Minis were still going well still lying 4-5, though Meeke's engine mysteriously cut out. Campana still had brake trou-ble and he spun twice. Araujo touched the right rear wheel and 'damaged the suspension. Daniel Oliveira lost part of his exhaust and the engine kept on stalling. Petter Solberg was holding sixth place after a frustrating day. Bur-kart stopped on the final stage, a stone having broken a brake pipe, and he ran out of time trying to repair this and incurred a ten minute penalty. Martin Prokop took an imme-diate lead in the SWRC category, but in stage 2 he went off the road which allowed Juho Hannin-en to go ahead despite some close moments. Bernardo Sousa was lying second with Ott Tanak lying third, after making fastest time on the wet second stage and then lost more time on stage 3. Sousa crashed and held up various fol-lowing drivers in trying to pass the wreckage. Karl Kruuda had brake trouble and a spin. Nasser Al Attiyah was going cautiously, his first time on this event. Felix Herbold was lying fifth despite a broken rear screen. The two non-'champ ionsh i p VW candidate drivers were proving competi-tive in their Skodas against the SWRC competitors -Hans Weijs and Christian Reidemann lying ahead of Herbold. Frigyes Turan lost four minutes off the road on stage 1. Tanak spent the af-ternoon catching Hanninen and then 2km from the end of the last stage of the day Hanninen lost a wheel. Although he reached the end of the stage he could not drive back to service, so he in-curred a ten minute penalty. No sooner had this happened than the same thing happened to his teammate Hermann Gassner. So Tanak unexpectedly found himself leading the category, ahead of the non-champion-ship S2000 car of Weijs by 3.9 seconds. Hanninen and his team-mate Gassner had in fact both gone off at the same place second time round, as Sousa had done the first time. Sousa: "le was a sweeping lefthand bend and the car bottomed on the road which destabilised it, sliding off the road into the wall on the outside." Later runners only tackled two stages of the morning loop as the organisers sought to clear a way through the accidents on stage 3, but in the WRC Academy Yeray Lemes was quickest on the two stages that were run. Craig Breen was fastest on stage 4 but oth-erwise it was Lemes all the way. Championship leader Egon Kaur made a cautious start, not helped Continued on page 16 Dani Sardo and Carlos Del Barrio finished third overall in their Mini Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson drove their Citroen DS3 to a fifth Ken Block and Alex Gelsomino drove their Ford Fiesta RS to a 17th Cooper in Germany, seen here cutting a left turn a bit short. overall finish, seen here on their way home. overall finish in Germany, seen here at speed. Dusty Times October 2011 Page 15

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by a slow puncture. Miguel Bal-doni spun, Molly Taylor hit a post on stage 1 which damaged a wheel, Brendan Reeves went off on stage 1 and punctured and then went off again on stage 2. Molly Taylor was the only WRC Academy driver not to complete· the Day 1 route, when a drive-shaft failed.Day 2 - 8 Stages - As-phalt - 150.14kms Clear skies greeted the crews who arrived at the restart with no hint of precipitation as they headed off for two loops of four stages totalling 150km, nearly 600km of driving in all. The Mini team anticipated a good day with stages which flowed more and had less sharp bends than the first. There were deep thoughts in the Citroen camp, and eventually the inevitable order was issued. Ogier was not to challenge Loeb, and both of them took two spare wheels to be on the safe side. Loeb got on with his job, Ogier (who the evening before said that second place would still be a "good result") now refused to speak with journalists. Latvala's Day 1 problems had been cured overnight with new fuel injectors, ignition coil and spark plugs, and he immediately made best time on stage 7. Petter Solberg• pulled up to fifth after stage 7, displacing Meeke who had made a mistake at a hairpin, but then dropped back again after suffer-ing a puncture on stage 9. Wilson touched a tree which pulled a tyre off its rim. Then came the 34km Panzerplatte stage which made full advantage of the military ranges with 81 road book instruc-tions and countless pace note pages for competitors. Olivei-ra bravely struggled on, having driven with a broken driveshaft all morning. Driver after driver reported having punctures, most notably Mikko Hirvonen, whose delay dropped him behind Sordo and very nearly behind Meeke as well. Of the World Rally Cars punctures were suffered on this stage by Patrik Flodin and Ken Block. Pierre Campana had a broken brake disc while Aaron Burkart had transmission trouble and was stuck in rear-wheel drive all morning. Any thoughts that Hirvonen would be able to wipe out the 32.9 second deficit against Sordo during the afternoon, caused by his puncture, were soon ban-ished. Sordo sensed a podium result was within his reach. Petter Solberg had a puncture adding to the woes of his team, who felt that his engine was down on power on stage 11, and he was now a quarter minute behind Meeke who was in the second Mini. Raikkonen was disappoint-ed when his engine cut out on a bump and lost him more time when he spun. Henning Solberg was concerned by a loose steering wheel which allowed Raikkonen to close right up on him. Then on the penultimate stage of the day Latvala punctured and went off the road. Latvala admitted he had touched a tree stump which he presumed caused the puncture and when he came to the next corner a wheel locked up and he went off the road. Dennis Kuipers fell back on stage 14 with a puncture, while at the end of the day father Rene withdrew in order to save his car for an impor-tant rally in Holland. 29th ADAC Deutschland Rally (D) Trier 19/21.08.2011 WCR round 9, SWRC round 6 1 (2) Sebastien OGIER/Julien Ingrassia F Citroen DS3 (M) 2 (1) Sebastien LOEB/Daniel Elena F/MC Citroen DS3 (M) 3 (37} Dani Sordo./Cartos Del Barrio E Mini John Cooper Works (M) 4 (3) Mikko HIRVONEN/Jarmo Lehtinen . FIN Ford Fiesta RS (M) 5 (11) Petter SOLBERG/Chris Patterson N/GB Cijroen OS3 (M) 6 (8) Kimi RAIKKONEN/Kaj Lindstrom FIN Cttroen DS3 (M) 7 (15} Henning Solberg/Ilka Minor NIA Ford Fiesta RS (M) 8 (17) Armindo Araujo/Miguel Ramalho p Mini John Cooper Works (M) 9 (14) Peter VAN MERKSTEIJN/Erwin Mombaerts NL/8 Citroen DS3 (M) 10 (9) Dennis KUIPERS/Frederic Miclotte NUB Ford Fiesta RS (M) 11 (5) Matthew WILSON/Soot! Martin GB Ford Fiesta RS (M) 12 (22) Ott Tanak/Kuldar Sikk EE Ford Fiesta S2000 (M) 13 (20) Hans Weijs/BJOfll Degandt NUB Skoda Fabia S2000 (M) 14 (4) Jari-Matti LATVALA/Miikka Anttila FIN Ford Fiesta RS (M) 15 (19) Christian Riedemann/Michael Wenzel D Skoda Fabia S2000 (M) 16 (23) Nasser Al Attiyah/G1ovanni Bemacchini QA/I Ford Fiesta S2000 (M) 17 (43) Ken BLOCK/Alex ~lsomino USA Ford Fiesta RS (M) 18 (55) Pierre Campana/Sabrina De Castelli F Mini John Cooper Works (M) 19 {29) Frigyes Turan/Gabor Zsiros H Ford Fiesta S2000 (M) 20 (25) Juho Hannirien/Mikko Markkula FIN Skoda Fabia S2000 (M) 22 (26) Karl Kruuda/Martin Jarveoja EE Skoda Fabia S2000 (M) 23 (16) Aaron Burkart/Andre Kachel D Ford Fiesta RS (M) 27 (51) Patrik Flodin/Goran Bergsten s Mini John Cooper Worils (M) 30 {21) Martin Prokop/Jan Tomanek CZ Ford Fiesta S2000 (M) 32 (27) Hermann Gassner jr/Kalharina Wustenhagen D Skoda Fabia S2000 (M) 35 (24) Bernardo Sousa/Paulo Babo p Ford Fiesta S2000 (M) 39 (50) Felix Herbold/Michael KQlbach D Ford Fiesta S2000 (M) WCR points WRC BF911XB (F) 3h.32m.15.9s. WRC BF735XB (F) 3h.32m.55.7s. WRC 3WRC(GB) 3h.34m.11.5s. WRC PX11AWN (GB) • 3h.34m.59.6s. WRC BH528BM(F) 3h.36m.03.9s. WRC BN346MV(F) 3h.39m.40.5s. WRC PX60AVE (GB) 3M0m.01.8s. WRC OU11 BY J (GB) 3h.41m.45.7s. WRC BF660XB (F) 3h.42m.17.5s. WRC PX11AMV (GB) 3h.42m.24.9s. WRC 1ES(GB) 3h.43m.47.6s. SWRC PX59AVU (GB) 3h.46m.04.8s. 2 H-VM135(O) 3h.46m.59.3s. WRC PX60 AYT (GB) 3h.49m.36.3s.(2) 2 H-VM136(O) 3h.50m.25.0s. SWRC PX59AXA (GB) 3h.51m.43.4s. WRC PX60AUV (GB) 3h.52m.01 .5s. WRC FP04PRO (GB) 3h.52m.42.2s. SWRC 750BOK(EE) 3h.54m.08.1 s. SWRC 11R 0173 (CZ) 3h.57m.41.9s.(1) SWRC BAS 126 (CZ) 4h.00m.56.6s.(2) WRC PX60AVN (GB) 4h.01m.35.9s.(1) WRC OU11 CVK (GB) 4h.10m20.5s.(5) SWRC 06R 0023 (CZ) 4h.12m.50.9s.(5) SWRC Kl322CS(A) 4h.19m.04.2s.(5) SWRC PX59AVG (GB) 4h.20m.56.7s.(4) SWRC Z-PR2000 (D) 4h.27m.00.5s,(8) Finally there was news that a lot of people had been waiting to hear, it was the turn of one of the leading Citroens to suffer a punc-ture. A front left tyre deflated on Loeb's car in the middle of the second run through Panzerplatte, at a time when Ogier was close behind, just 3.8 seconds, and the time lost dropped Loeb lmll.3s behind Ogier. Meeke hobbled 80 (9 SWRC) starters. 48 (9 SWRC) finishers. MANUFACTURERS' DRIVER. (M) = Michelin tyres. (Missed stages or road sections) Winner's averaaP. sOP.ed over stMP-'-101.64koh. + = Power staae ooints. out of Panzerplatte with suspen- to Breen. Behind this battle came the second stage of the day where sion damage. Petter had one final Curgnola, Suarez, Cerny and the the roof air scoop was ripped off puncture and a broken damper. championship leader Kaur who and he watched as the car col-Raikkonen wished he had never had a big moment. Molly Taylor lected grapes as it sliced through got out of bed. Wilson lost his went off the road on stage 8. the bushes, which he then threw brakes. Ostberg had punctures on Breen held his lead to finally beat back into the vineyards rather the two last stages. Lemes by 15.1 seconds, the Irish-than donate them to the team. In the SWRC Ott Tanak was man's first win in the series and This excursion dropped him miles in front of the opposition the first Academy event not won ·down to sixth place, behind Pet-while the non-championship by Kaur although he still headed ter Solberg. On stage 16 Mads driver Hans Weijs was ahead the series. The level of driving Ostberg crashed into a wall and of all the other SWRC drivers. on the asphalt, for which many ended what had been an awful Nasser Al Attiyah was holding Academy drivers had little if any event for him. Latvala punctured second place in SWRC ahead prior experience, was very equal. .on stage 17. On stage 18 Meeke's of Karl Kruuda, who then lost a Out of the 15 drivers who started car retired after losing power due wheel on stage 12 and stopped 11 regularly put up stage times to an alternator failure and then for the rest of the day. Turan was within a second per kilometre of came news that Daniel Oliveira up in to third place, despite hav-each other. Baldoni was the only had gone off the road and retir~d. ing power steering problems. Al driver who had been forced to Kimi Raikkonen was lying sixth, Attiyah managed to hold on to retire during this event. despite having driven nine kilo-second place despite having to Citroen team chief Olivier metres on a flat tyre,"! have no run all morning without second Quesnel came under serious idea why the tyre failed. I did not gear, "A great result for my first questioning about the team or-hit anything." The best customer time on Tarmac." Although Mar-der situation the evening before. Ford was that of Henning Solberg tin Prokop was all alone at the Why had he imposed team orders who was lying seventh despite back of the SWRC field, due to when there were only 7.4 seconds handbrake trouble. time with only front-wheel-drive. Tanak held his lead to eventually win by over five minutes from Al Attiyah with Turan third, the only three SWRC competitors to complete the route. They also gained a 1-2-3 result for the Fies-tas, for the first time this season. The non-championship S2000 Skodas of Weijs and Riedemann finished ahead of Al Attiyah, pushing hard but never actually won a stage. In the championship stakes Citroen extended their lead over Ford to 91 points, while amongst the one team entries Van Merk-steijn scored their first manufac-turer points and FERM had gone ahead of the Abu Dhabi Team. In the Drivers' series Loeb's lead had been reduced slightly from 27 to 25 points but now he was ahead of his teammate Ogier instead of .. Hirvonen, who had slipped back by 11 points. Hanninen retained his lead in the SWRC while Tanak's win saw him rise to sec-ond ahead of Prokop. The SWRC title is now between five drivers, these three, Sousa and Gassner, as despite Turan's best result of the season he joined those unable to score enough points. In the Academy series Kaur continues to lead Breen and Reeves. his first day penalties, he made between his drivers and either of The Power Stage came and fastest time in the category oq them could have had a puncture? went in brilliant sunshine, the all of the day's eight stages. Felix Quesnel said he asked Ogier if he two Citroens still fighting be-Herbold was forced to stop when felt he could win the event and tween each other, Loeb beat-his Fiesta was impaled on a tree. Ogier said it would be difficult ing Ogier by 2.03s, while Petter Tanak, Prokop and Sousa had a because Loeb had more experi-gained an extra championship trouble-free day but Kruuda had ence of the stages. When Ogier point for third beating Latvala by a puncture when he touched a heard that Loeb had punctured, 0.044 second. Ogier finally won, pavement, Hanninen had power he said "I can see that justice has beating Loeb by 39.8s, the first steering failure on the second been done in the sport." Ogier time Loeb had been beaten on · stage of the day and then had a admitted afterwards it was his asphalt since 2004. Dani Sordo's puncture on Panzerplatte while private reaction, maybe not well measured drive brought the Mini Gassner had his second disaster put, but that was the way he WRC its first podium result while in two days when he stopped on felt!Day 3 - 5 Stages -Asphalt - Mikko Hirvonen was the best fin-the first stage of the second loop 76.3lkmsJust a little hi:nt of mois- ishing Ford in fourth place ahead· because he was carrying only one ture in the air and all the teams of the Citroens of Petter Solberg spare tyre and had two flat tyres. fitted soft tyres, for safety, except and· Kimi Raikkonen with Hen-Al Attiyah struggled as he· had no for the Mini of Kris Meeke. The ning Solberg taking seventh. reverse gear and two flat tyres. final day offered two loops of In SWRC, Prokop stopped All 15 Academy drivers were two stages in ~he vineyard region on the first stage to c'hange a flat present for the start of their final used on Day 1 and finally the tyre. On stage 18 Sousa stopped day with Lemes easily the fastest downtown multi-lap Power Stage for nearly a quarter-hour, drop-driver but on the second stage he in Trier itself. Meeke had a morn-ping from sixth to eighth. Turan overshot a junction and dropped ing to forget. He punctured on had more power steering trou-nearly a minute, gifting the lead stage 15, visited the vineyards on ble. Kruuda also struggled, this ,-----------------,-----,-..,, ________ ;..... _______________ _, The rain may have come back but it did not matter so much. The issue on the billboards was the feeling in the Citroen camp. Ogier may have led the rally in circumstances where he could hardly be denied ultimate victory, but there remained the sense of distrust between Ogier and the team when he could be given equal number one status -and then be told to give up what he perceived to be his hopes of fight-ing for the world title in favour of his teammate. l.nJ2C: Hermann Gassner and Katherina Wustenhagen were the seventh Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle were having fun until alternator problems Aaron Burkhart and Andre Kachel drove their Ford Fiesta RS to a long place finishers in the SWRC, they're seen here in their Skoda Fabia. put them out of the rally, here in their Mini. 23rd place in Germany, seen here cornering very hard. Page 16 October 2011 Dusty Times

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Toys For Tots ID# 33-0576145 OFF-ROAU POKER RUK November 5th & 6th -A Two Day Event ALL PROCEEDS GO TO HELP BARSTOW CHARITIES ----VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT: Co-Sponsored By: BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT *POKERRUN* Two loops approximately 25 miles each, one for 4-wheel vehicles and one for motorcycles and ATV's. Families and groups may ride and drive motorcycles, ATVs and 4-wheel vehicles together on the same track after notification and approval of event officials. .. Twelve (12) Best poker hands from each day win prizes. You can enter Saturday, Sunday or both days a_s many times as you wish. Sign-up and go from 8:00 a.m. to Noon. MUST COMPLETE COURSE BY 1:30 p.m. Any type Off-Road Vehicle can enter; however, all California Off-Road Vehicles must have a "Green or Red Sticker". All off-road vehicles must have an approved spark arrester (exempt if equipped with a muffler). THIS LAW WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED!!! Helmets required for ATV & motorcycle riders. No riding double onATV's. $25.00 entry fee. Each rider/driver goes twice for single entry fee. New motorcycles must present registration at Tech Inspection if Green or Red Sticker is not available. FREE hats to the first 300 entries Saturday - 100 on Sunday. T-shirts, hats & sweatshirts available for purchase at the start/finish area. * SATURDAY NIGHT DINNER 5:00 p.m. - Slash X Cafe BBQ/Dinner Chicken, Ribs, Beans, Vegetable and Bread $13.00 + tax per plate * FACILITIES AND CAMPING Portable Johns, Trash Dumpster & Lots of Open Desert for Camping Bring your own water and firewood. No Pallets, or wood with nails allowed in the desert per B.L.M. BURRTEC NO FIREWORKS BURRTEC WASTE INDUSTRIES, INC. RAFFLE WASTE INDUSTRIES, INC. Dusty Times Lots of PRIZES to be given away each day - 2:00 p.m. AWARDS Twelve (12) Best Hands from the Poker Run will win Prizes each day - 2:00 p.m. Food will be available at Start-Finish Line Saturday & Sunday TO GET TO THIS EVENT Go 12 miles south of Barstow on Hwy 247 (Barstow to Slash X Cafe) For more information call the Slash X Cafe at (760) 252-1197 or Mal & Connie Wessel at (760) 252-3093 , PLEASE DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE October 2011 Page 17

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E. CHILI COOK OFF "9C'tl{.?ji..f~\ Romans Takes It All By Steve Ruddick Photos: Trackside Photo The gold medal in the big horsepower contest went to Rick Romans, he was the overall winner, seen here at high speed. Greetings - Race Fans. Ace Re-porter here coming to you from deep in the desert of the Johnson Valley OHV in the vicinity of Bessemer Mine Road off CA State Hwy 247. Way out in the boondocks in the middle of nowhere in the Mojave, in particular. I hope you brought your appetite because there's a Chili Cook Off Contest out here somewhere and I'm hungry. Mass quantities of home-made chili to consume; yummy! Oh yeah - it's also the X Annual M.O.R.E. Chili Cook Off 250 and the # event in the 2011 M.O.R.E./ Royal Purple race season. The points are starting to add up now and the competition is getting hot; and so is the chili. BLM has reconfigured the race-course to eliminate The Rock Pile section where eight people lost their lives last year at the 2010 MDR 200 night race. A Memorial marker and a small park have been put up at the Slash-X Cafe to honor their memory: NAMes. Please pay your respects whenever you can. The new course pretty much fol-lows the old course - minus the Rock Pile section. It's 40.5 miles - counter-clockwise; including three remote pits and four designated Spectator Areas, as assigned by BLM. BLM also re-assigned the location of Start/Finish to below the hill at the Rock Pile and people were pitted in small, scattered clusters crammed in among the rock piles at the bottom. That made for some dangerous conditions - chaos and confusion everywhere. Tracks and trails criss-crossing in between and among the clusters of campers, and people coming and going in ev-ery direction every which way. What a mess. It wasn't particularly easy stay-ing back the designated distance from the racecourse and negotiating a safe line in between and among all those clusters of pits crammed in between the rock piles. Good thinking BLM. There were no reports of any injuries; whew. It was a beautiful day for an off-road race in the Mojave. Temps were in 90's - down from triple digits just the day before. It's also thun-derstorm season in these parts and Friday night was a delightful show of lightning to behold. What a visual treat - nature's fireworks to honor the victims of 9/11 and the MDR 8. What a display it was. Race day The Trophy Challenge contest went to Vincent Dudash, he beat our five other vehicles to take the win, here headin' for home. was clear and sunny, although dark rough sections; rocks everywhere. It's thunder bumps started to form again amazing how such big rocks get rear-overhead toward the late afternoon. ranged every lap - that big rock was The first two laps were thick and zesty not there the last lap! Ouch. Several with lingering dust in the air - until drivers in open cockpit cars reported the desert breezes started blowing to getting whacked in the hands with clear the course. Even a OPS doesn't flying rocks; ouch. That is also why help much in the thick and zesty dust full-face helmets are required. Classes when you can't even see the front 1, 10, 12, 1600, 1400, 3000, and SU of your racecar. That's what us Ace competed for six laps; 243 miles. Reporters call 'driving by the seat of Classes 5/16, 9, 1350 and 3700 raced your pants'; the Braille trail. You do for five laps; 203 miles. 7s, 1450 and have to be careful because there are 1700 did four laps; 162 miles. Classes still open-pit mines everywhere if you 1100 and 3 did three laps; 122 miles. get off-course or lost. There were no race-related injuries re-### racers started; ## racers Fin-ported -but I cannot say the same for ished. Cars and trucks broke down the chili consumed. I will say that any-everywhere. It was a fairly fast course one who puts up a 'RoLaids' booth -but it was also ROUGH in the should profit handsomely. Can you Nick Bayes won his class by more than five minutes, averaging over 40 mile per hour, he's seen here just at touchdown. Don Chase Had the Class 1 contest won, but a speeding penalty dropped him a spot, he was awarded second place in the class. Tim Brown had a horribly long second lap and he took second place honors in class, he's seen here at high speed on the course. Michael Fox was the silver medal winner in the Ultra Truck Class, a longer than usual 1st and 4th lap didn't help matters. Mike Brown was just a wee bit off the winning pace in the Class 9 Kathy Kirkmeyer had a pretty good race, she took the silver medal in David Hill was the second place finisher in the Class 78 contest, David contest, he finished in second place, some 12 minutes in arrears. the Class 10 contest Kathy was only 7 minutes away from the win. had a long fifth lap which derailed his chance for a win. Page 18 October 2011 Dusty Times . I

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r-I ' ' Allen Byma took the coveted gold medal in the Ultra Truck Class, he's seen here in his really good looking truck at speed. say "indigestion"? The green flag commenced wav-ing about 8:30 am. There was a MAX 8-hour time limit and no cars were allowed out after 4 pm. It was one rough road just getting out to the racecourse. Everything had to be secured and tied-down tight to keep from shaking loose. Giti Gowland's radio antennae on the roof of his racecar was - gone; sheared com-pletely off by a flying rock. Ouch! Richard Garavito took top honors in Class 5 with apparent ease, he had an hour and a half on his competition at the flag. Several drivers reported loose coil and sparkplug wires. Shake my bones and rattle my brains. CLASS l:Six laps; 243 miles. Six-teen starters; 9 Finishers. Well - this was a strange tum of events at the Finish because the apparent winner was penalized 5-minutes for speeding through a Speed Zone and the sec-ond place Finisher ended up winning First Place by 1 m: 10s. Go figure -but that's The New Rules: speed limits imposed on a race. I'm not quite sure how a racer is supposed to know how fast they are going because racecars are usually not equipped with a speed-o-meter. The Speed Limit Zone is in effect before and after S/F and each Check Point to keep racers from coming in 'hot' because a photogra-pher was killed at the last Firecracker 250 race ever held at Barstow when he got whacked. Don Chase got the pole position start at the green flag in car #195 but it was Shelby Reid who was in the lead by lm:29s in car #1568 ahead of Victor Gruber in car # 148 after Lap 1 was done. That feat won Reid the Fast Lap honors at 64.2 mph. Chase was only 17-seconds behind Gruber at the end of Lap 1. Gruber encountered gremlins on Lap 2 and Reid kept on going and Chase gave chase. Reid was still in the lead in car # 1568 by 2m:29s in front of Don Chase in car # 195 after Lap 1 was done. Chase was in front of Brad Et-Continued on page 20 The silver medal in Class ½-1600 went to Mike Meehan, Mike was Jeff Cohan finished second in the Jeepspeed conflict, Jeff is seen Howard Sukenik had a slow third lap but he hung in there and took just a bit over 2 minutes in arrears when the checkers flew. here at speed going across the desert. third place in the Class 1 action, seen here at high speed. Dusty Times WHEEL SIZES l6X4 VW NON BEADLOCK * 17X8 TRUCK BEADLOCK GEN.2 ISX8 TRUCK BEADLOCK ** 17X8 VW 9EAOLOCK 17X8 TRUCK SIMULATE!) LOCK 15Xl2 VW BEADLOCK 15X7 VW BEAOLOCK 15X7 VW NON BEAOLOCK 15X4 VW BEAOLOCK 15X4 VW NON BEAOLOCK WHEB..S CAN ALSO BE Ct/T AND WB..DB) TO CI.STOH DIHB6/0NS October 2011 Page 19

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, J' I Ryan Cohee finished third in the Trophy Challenge, seen here churning It was a third place finish for Bill Belansky at the Chili Cookoff, Bill Brent Do wing took the bronze medal in the Ultra Truck fracas, Brent up a bit of silt on his way home. is seen here at high speed on his way home. is seen here making some dust for those behind. ter in car # 1560 by 2m: 10s, and Rick Romans in car #22 was 52.-seconds behind Etter. Reid was still in the lead until Lap 5 - when the gremlins sidelined # 1568. That allowed a whole bunch of racers to get the pass on Reid with only one lap left. Don Chase gave it the most gas and got to the finish line the fastest to finish in 4: 14:48 at 57.6 mph in car #195. However -Chase was penalized 5-minutes because #195 was caught speeding in a Speed Zone. That time penalty put Rick Romans in the winner's circle in First Place in car #22 with an elapsed time of 4: 18:38 at 56. 7 mph, and by a 40-second margin of victory. "The first couple of laps were so dusty", Romans said. "We were patient and it paid off at the finish line". Chase was demoted to Second Place in car #195. "This is a new car for us", Travis Chase said. "It was fast and real fun. Dad started off and bottomed out and the oil cooler line came loose. We were 8-minutes down from Shelby on Lap 3 when Travis took over the wheel duties. We caught # 1568 and then lost the gears, and a sparkplug wire came off too. We were running on 7 cylinders and only had third gear left. It was event-ful. We had fun." Howard Sukenik won Third Place in the Dunn Tech car #144 in 4:50:08 at 50.5 mph. Jim Knox drove Laps 1-4. "That was a s**t load of fun!", Sukenik said after. We broke the oil cooler at the end but the car ran great and we didn't have any other problems". The GPS read 100+ mph. Shelby Reid finished in 4:56:51 Giti Gow/and was the big winner in the Class 9 contest, Giti had 12 minutes on his competition when the checkers flew. at 49.4 mph to win Fourth Place in car # 1568. Louis Chamberland drove car #1568 on laps 1-3, and Dean Home was in the co-drivers seat "We had a good day", Reid reported. "We had p/s pump issues on Lap 5 but the car ran flawless". Victor Gruber and co-driver Tucker Conroy got the gremlins fixed in car #148 and fin-ished the race in 5:09:56 at 47.3 mph to win Fifth Place in Class 1. "We had a great run", Gruber said. "We lost the intercom, and the radiator cap came loose. We drove it as hard as we could." Pat Chickas got all the required laps done in 5:25:16 at 45 mph to finish in Sixth Place in the car #177. "The Dunn Tech truggy ran OK", Chickas said. "We broke a belt on Lap 4, and broke the header on Lap 5 so my foot was on fire". Randy Ross drove Laps 3-6 and Andy Martin got the navigator seat. "We had a great day. No flats. Great fun. Awesome!" CLASS 10: Six Laps; 243 miles. Eleven starters; 6 Finishers. The front six racers were all within 2m: 15s of each other after Lap 1 was done. Roger Starkey recorded the Fast Lap of the day in class in car# 1010 on Lap 1 at 56.3 mph and just kept on going. Starkey was out in front by 1 m:50s ahead of Phillip Isabelle in car #1069 after Lap 1, and Isabelle was 42-sec-onds ahead of Chad Dohrman in car # 1025. Four of the frontrunners after Lap 1 was done were done by the end of Lap 3; DNF - including Dohrman in #1025. Those DNFs reshuffled the race pack order at the midpoint in the race. Isabelle fell behind the race pace on Lap 2, and Kathy Kirkmeyer got the pass in car# 1021 and kept the The gold medal in Class 10 went to Roger Starkey, he's seen here just after liftoff in a very high speed mode. pressure on the gas pedal the rest of the race. Roger Starkey finished all the laps required to win First Place in car #1010 in 4:34:13 at 53.4, and by a 7m:17s margin of victory. "We raced in Class 12 before and this was my first time in a Class 10 car", Starkey said. "It was a little dusty and hot at times but we didn't have any flats and the car ran great all day". Kathy Kirk-meyer got all the laps done in 4:41:20 at 52.1 to triumph in Second Plac'e in car # 1021 by a 9m:48s margin of win. "The motor kept bogging out all day", reported Kirkmeyer. "We could get it up to about 90 mph and then it would bog out and we had to restart the motor to reset the computer. It was rough but the car handled great". Phillip Isabelle completed the laps needed to win Third Place in 4:51:08 at 50.3 mph in the Dirty Habits Racing car #1069. "We had a couple of mishaps", Isabelle said. "We lost the radio on Lap 1, and then the alternator broke. My neck hurts. I'm beat up. We had a blast". Mike McGee finished in Fourth Place in 5:08:59 at 47.4 mph in car #1011. Cody Reid crossed the finish line for the Fifth Place win in 5:57:21 in car #1068. "OK Not that good. We had all sorts of issues", Reid reported. "We lost the power steering on Lap 1, got that fixed and rolled it on Lap 2. " Then we stopped to help # 1568 with their p/s. It was a fast course but it got slower at the end. No flats and we finished. lt'sallgood". That's off-road racing sometimes, Race Fans. CLASS 12:Sixlaps; 243 miles. Five starters; 3 Finishers. Mark Barnes set the Fast Lap pace in car # 1250 on Robert Sullivan was the third place finisher in the Class 9 conflict, Phillip Isabelle had a slow second lap but still managed a third place Ralph Potts had a slightly long second lap, he still managed a third he's seen here just at the moment of touchdown. finish in class 10, seen here at speed on the course. place finish in Class 78, seen here at speed. Dennis Gerdes was the second place finisher in the Class 8 contest, Julie Meehan had a pretty good race, she took the bronze medal Perry Coan ran hard his Jeep, his first lap was a fairly long one but he's seen here running at high speed on the course. in the 1600 scuffle, she's seen here running fast to the finish line. he still managed a third place in the Jeepspeed class. Page 20 October 2011 Dusty Times

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IT.·. Shelby Reid finished first off the podium in the Class 1 skirmish, Bobby Quarnstrom was the fourth place finisher in the Ultra Truck It was a fourth place finish in Class 9 for Dave Bolles, Dave is seen she's seen here haulin' freight on the way home. competition, seen here diggin' in with the power on. here haulin' freight towards the elusive finish line. -.., Mark Barnes was the big winner in the Class 78 contest, Mark had over 20 minutes on his competition at the checkers. lap 1 at 51.9 mph. Mark Barnes was out in front by 6-minutes at the mid-point in the race. Mark Barnes won First Place by a 32.-minute margin of victory in 5:02: 12 at 48.5 mph. "We had a good day", Barnes said after. "The course was fast, the breeze was nice, and having our sons along as co-drivers was the best". Mark Barnes drove with his son Cody alongside, and Chris and Jessie Kincaid got to race together too. David Hill won Second Place in car #1259 in 5:34:34 at 43.8 mph. Ralph Potts won Third Place in 5:47:33 at 42.2 mph in car #1117. CLASS 5:Six laps; 243 miles. Four starters; 1 Finisher. Chris Lazenby was the early leader in car #5090. Lazenby was out in front by lm:20s at the end of lap 1. Lazenby was in the lead by 3m:08s at the midway point in the race. #5090 DNFd after lap 3. That put Richard Gqrravito out in front in car #505. Garravito won the Fast lap honors on lap 2 at 48.6 mph. Garravito won First Place in 5:50:39 at 41.8 mph. CLASS 16:Six laps; 243 miles. Six starters; 4 Finishers. Brian Meyers got the hole shot at the green flag in car #2031 but Mike Meehan set the Fast Ernie Serfas drove his truck to the win in the Class 8 contest, Ernie had over half an hour on his competition at the end. The gold medal in Class 1600 went to Mike Ward, but it was close, he only had a two minute lead when the checkers flew. Dusty Times lap pace on lap 1 at 50.4 mph in car #1699 and was out in front of Mike Ward in car #1673 by 2-minutes after Lap 1 was· done. Meehan was still out in front by 4-minutes after lap 3 was done but fell behind the race pace after that. Ward maintained his momentum and got the pass to win First Place in 5:09: 15 at 47.4 mph by a 2m: 17 s margin of victory. "It was a super fast course", Ward said. 'We had some power steering issues and hit a rock in the dust that ripped off a body panel. It was a close race with #1699". Bud 'Dad' Ward drove the last three laps. "Thank You to all that support us", Ward said. Mike Mee-han won Second Place in 5:11:32 at 47 mph and by about 48-minutes in front of Julie Meehan in car #1698. Julie Meehan completed all the laps in 5:59:09 at 40.8 mph to win Third Place. Scott Boyd finished in Fourth Place in 6:04: 12 at 40.2 mph in car #2055. CLASS 1400:Six laps; 243 miles. Seventeen starters; 6 Finishers. Kevin Knight was first off the line at the green flag in truck #1416. #1416 DNFd after lap 1 was done. Bryson Hopfe came out blazing on Lap 1 in truck # 1401 and set the pace at 51 mph and was out in front of everybody by 5-minutes at the end of lap 1. Hopfe fell off the race pace October 2011 after that. There were race trucks 5:51:05 at41.7 mph. Fox did it with a broke down everywhere on every lap. 36m:4ls margin of win ahead of the All that road kill translated into an Third Place winner -Brent Dowing in ever-changing scene of 'who's in first' truck #1481. "That was a long race", throughout the race. It was a dizzying Fox said. "We had issues all day. array of shifting sands all day. At the We blew a fuse. We blew a tire. We midpoint Allen Byma in truck #1433 melted the wiring to the crank sen-was in the lead by 6-minutes ahead sor. We overheated the oil. I think my of Bryson Hopfe in truck #1401. 200,000 mile motor is finally taking a Steve Fike in truck #1498 was lm:46s dump". Dowing got all the laps com-behind and in hot pursuit of Hopfe. pleted in 6:27:50 at 37.8 mph. Bobby Chris Guillen in truck #1418 was Quamstom finished in Fourth Place about3-1/2minutesbehindFike. in truck #1431 in 6:50:16 at 35.7 Guillen DNFd on lap 4 in truck mph. #1418. Fike in truck #1498 and Hop-CLASS 3000:Six laps; 243 miles. fe in truck #1401 both DNFd on lap Nine starters; 3 Finishers. More 5. I just hang out at the Finish Line carnage littered the racecourse. Karl and wait to see who emerges from Scanlin jumped out and into the lead the dirt and dust to see the checkered on lap 1 in car #3019 with + 37-sec-cloth waving in victory. Allen Byma onds in hand. Scanlin picked up the won the Fast lap honors at 51.8 mph pace on lap 2 and won the Fast lap on Lap 3, and won First Place in honors at 51 mph. Scanlin was out 5:00:35 at 48.7 mph in truck #1433. in front of the rest of the race pack Byma won by a SO-minute margin by +8-minutes at the midpoint in the of victory. Thomas and Dad Byma race. #3019 DNFd after lap 3. More started the race for laps 1-2, and then carnage ensued. The race pack order handed the wheel duties off to Allen got re-shuffled. Nick Bayes emerged Byma and co-driver Rob Ledsinger. from the carnage and the dust and "The course was fast but had some dirt to win First Place in 5:54:32 at rough sections', Byma stated. "The 41.3 mph and by a 6m:18s margin last two laps were pretty silty. We had of win in car .#3006. Tim Brown zero issues; pure racing". followed in car #3022 in 6:00:50 to All that carnage (17 starters; six win Second Place at 40.6 mph. Bill Finishers) helped propel Michael Fox Belansky completed all the laps in into Second Place in truck #1420 in Cantinuedan page 22 Page 21

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Mike McGee finished first off the podium in the Class 10 contest, a long first lap didn't help things, here at speed. Rhonda Parkhouse was the third place finisher in the Class 8 contest, an almost four hour lap wasn't really appreciated. Chris Wacker finished first off the podium in the Class ½-1600 battle, he's seen here headin' for the finish line. .: Bob Mamer was the big winner in the Jeep contest, in fact, he was the only finisher in the usually competitive class. 6:37:20 at 36.9 mph to win Third Place in car #3012. CLASS 5/16:Five laps; 203 miles. Three starters; 1 Finisher. Guy Save-dra was the sole Finisher in class in the A.R. T.S. Racing car #569. Save-dra got all the laps done in 5:01:09 at 40.5 mph to win First Place. Savedra also won the Fast Lap honors on Lap 1 at 43 mph in.56m:5ls. Rulo Solano and Tony Bachuber did the in-cab duties on Laps 1-2, and Guy Savedra and Bryon Johnson took over the wheels for laps 3-4. "We had a flawless day; no problems", Savedra reported. "The ORAF ran perfect I stopped for a potty break". CLASS 9:Five laps; 203 miles. Ten starters; 6 Finishers. Jimmy Taranto set the race pace and won Fast Lap honors on Lap 1 at 41.1 mph in car #996. That feat of speed put #996 out in front by lm:22s ahead of Brandon Heald in car #916 after Lap 1 was done. Both Taranto and Heald DNFd after Lap 2 was done. So did Harley Young in car #959. Carnage everywhere. After three laps of rac-ing, Giti Gowland was in the lead in car #992 by 10-minutes in front of Dave Bolles in car #911, but Bolles was only 12-seconds ahead of Robert Sullivan in car #913. Bolles and Sul-livan both caught a case of the slows on the remaining two laps and that allowed Mike Brown to get the pass in car #924. Giti Gowland motored his way to a First Place win in car #992 in 5:27:41 at 37.3 mph. Gowland won by a llm:47s margin of victory. "I'm tired of racing", Gowland remarked. "I'm tired of getting run over by greenhorns with no horn. It's just the same old crap. We had a good day". Go get 'em Giti. Mike Brown got the Second Place win in car #924 in an elapsed time of 5:39:28 at 36 mph. Robert Sullivan recovered in car #913 to win ThirctPlace in 5:47:40 at 35.l mph. Dave Bolles recovered in car #911 to finish in Fourth Place in 6:01:01 at 33.8 mph. CLASS 13:Five laps; 203 miles. Six starters; 3 Finishers. Allen Morris in car #1327 and Richard Dormack in car #1336 were in a neck-and-neck tie at the end of the first lap after both recorded the same speed. Morris DNF'd after that. Dormack DNFd at the end of Lap 4. Ryan George got off to a slow start in cai-# 1301 but won the Fast Lap award on Lap 3 at 41 mph. George DNFd after Lap 4. Vincent Dudash didn't set any speed records in car # 1367 but he did win First Place with an overall elapsed time of 6:29:40 at 31.3 mph - and by a 43-minute margin. David Totten got all the laps done in 7:12:36 at 28.2 mph to win Second Place in car #1326. Ryan Cohee finished all the laps in 7:34: 11 to win Third Place in car #1307 at 26.9 mph. CLASS 3700 Qeep):Five laps; 203 miles. Four starters; 1 Finisher. Bob Mamer got the "hole shot at the green flag in Jeep #3704 and won the Fast Lap on Lap 1 at 41.9 mph. Nobody else even came close. Mamer was the sole finisher and First Place winner with an elapsed time of 5:47:23 at an average speed of 35.l mph. CLASS 7s:Four laps; 162 miles. Two starters; 1 Finisher. Steve Jacketti came out hot and fast at 39.2 mph on Lap 1 to win the Fast Lap honors in truck #749. Jacketti DNFd after that. That DNF by Jacketti left Guillermo Herrera in truck #769 to beat the desert for the First Place win and he did in 6:09:47. That translates into an average speed of lh:30m per lap, or 26.4 mph/lap. Just a leisurely drive through the desert. CLASS 1450:Four laps; 162 miles. Seven starters; 3 Finishers. More carnage and clutter. Mark Slater blasted past the competition on Lap 1 in truck #1460 on his way to win-ning the Fast Lap award at 41.8 mph. #1460 was on the trailer after Lap 2 was done; DNF (Does Not Func-tion). Ernie Serfas drove consistently in truck #1491 and was out in front of Rhonda Parkhouse in truck # 1496 by JO-minutes after half the race was done. Parkhouse proceeded to run into a whole herd of gremlins on Lap 4 and was sidelined for almost 4-hours. Ouch. Ernie Serfas motored on in truck #1491 to take the First Place win in 4:13:42 at38.5 mph and by a 1-1/2 hour margin of time. "The truck ran great; no problems", Serfas said. "It ~ smooth racing". Co-driv-er Laura Serfas said, "It wasn't that smooth". Dennis Gerdes won Sec-ond Place in truck #1471 in 5:45:40 at 28.3 mph. Rhonda Parkhouse got truck #1495 repaired and to the finish line in 7:17:25 to win Third Place. That's what us Ace Reporters call 'true grit'. CLASS 1700 Qeep Speed):Four laps; 162 miles. Fourteen starters; 12 Finishers. Todd Jackson blasted past all the competition on Lap 1 in# 1712 to win the fast Lap honors of the day at 39.5 mph. Jackson was done for the day after that; Did Not Function (DNF). Meanwhile, further back in the race pack - Eric Helgeson and co-driver Rob Renkin moved into the lead spot in the Curry Racing #1708 (pickup) and never looked back. Helgeson had a + 2-minute lead after two laps of racing and finished in First Place with a 7m:55s margin of victory in 4: 12:00 at 38.8 mph. "We had a flawless race", Helgeson said. "We started next to last and passed everybody in class on Lap 1. We lead the rest of the way; no problems". Jeff Coan was next to cross the finish line in Jeep Speed #1735 to win Second Place in 4: 19:55 at 37.6 mph. Perry Coan and co<lriver Skyler Gambrel got to the finish line in 4:32:07 at 35.9 mph to win Third Place in the RDM Off Road Racing #1736. "Things were real tough on Lap 1 ", Coan reported. "It cleared up after that and we had a good race with no flats and no issues". Chris Wacker got all the laps done in 4:37:38 at 35.2 mph to finish in Fourth Place in Jeep Speed #1730. CLASS 3:Three laps; 122 miles. One starter; 1 Finisher. Linda Allen was the sole entry in class in #302. Just beat the desert. She did. Allen saved the best for the last lap and re-corded the Fast Lap of the day at 29.6 mph. Allen completed all the laps in 4:28:32 to win First Place at 27.3 mph. "We had a good run", Allen said. "It was rough in spots and fast in spots. It's all good". You GO girl! CLASS 11:Three laps; 122 miles. One starter; 1 Finisher. Bob Depew was the sole entry in class in car #1153. Depew and co-driver David It was a fifth place finish in Class 1 for Victor Gruber, he's seen here Sal Gomez finished fifth in the Ultra Truck conflict, very long third Guillermo Herrera took the gold medal in the Class 7A battle, he's flyin' across the desert to the finish line. and sixth laps were certainly not a help. seen here really haulin' freight to the finish line. Cody Reid spent some extra time on the course on his 2nd and 4th Ben Thorvick was the fifth place finisher in the Jeepspeed contest, Pat Chicas had a fairly long 4th and 6th lap, Pat is seen here with laps, Cody finished in.fifth place in the Class 10 battle. Ben is seen here at one of many liftoffs during the race. the power well on, heading for the checkered flag. Page 22 October 2011 Dusty Times

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Beebe finished all the laps in 4: 17 :02 at 28.5 mph to win First Place in class. Depew also won the Fast Lap award on Lap 1 at 32.l mph. "It was good at the start and rough at the fin-ish", Depew said. "We lost a throttle spring and broke a belt on Lap 1, but we topped out at about 65 mph and had fun running with the jeeps." Reporters NOTES:Well - there was a new batch of not-from-Barstow BLM on scene for the Chili cook off. They brought out their new 4seater patrol buggy, and trailer, and got it stuck. M.O.R.E. had to pull 'em out. Maybe somebody can give them some desert driving lessons? How about a free Tech Inspection from A.R.T.S.? I watched as three BLM ve-hicles sat in the same spot the entire race. The only time they moved was when a desert tortoise was reported on the track. I certainly can't figure it out. I mean the endangered desert tortoise thing. Out of the millions of acres the federal govt owns in the deserts of southern California -guess where they decide it's OK to put a 5.6 LA.? Square miles that will never be square mile solar energy project? Yep. developed into a city. Oops. They You guessed it - prime desert tortoise have their own endangered species habitat. And the US Fish and Wild- to deal with. It's just nuts. It's OK life Service say's it's OK How incred-to destroy prime desert tortoise ibly stupid and counter-productive. I habitat . if you have the Millions to mean - that is the only feasible place mitigate it That is just plain wrong to develop a massive solar energy in my book, Race Fans. That is the project to take advantage of all that last place on the planet to put a solar warm Cali sun? I don't think so. The energy project when there are plenty developer is spending $10 Million of already disturbed lands available. just to "mitigate" the loss of desert I mean - look at how many square tortoise habitat. So let me see if I miles of rooftops there are sitting got this right: the Federal govt leases basking in the warm Cali sun in just public land owned by us to a private the Inland Empire on all those huge energy company to make a handsome industrial distribution warehouses. profit from at our expense - and the I'd lease out my rooftop, and the only place to put it is on prime desert airspace above my parking lots, for tortoise habitat. Nuts! solar energy panels if I owned one. I mean - how much public land Power to the People is my moto. is there in the desert that is already I mean - please! The Johnson In the Jeepspeed contest it was Eric Helgeson taking the coveted gold medal, shown here just at landing. disturbed by mining, high power Valley OHV is the biggest in the ert tortoises. The entire town of electric transmissions lines, railroads, state and is already highly disturbed. Amboy is For Sale. It sold in 2005 and the like? Reclaim the old Eagle Desert Tortoise habitat is being for $425,000. Abandoned com-Mountain mine site that they wanted trampled upon by off-roading ac-munities everywhere that could be to convert into a massive trash-by-tivities? I guess that is why the Army used instead of prime desert tortoise train landfill. Do you know that wants it so bad for Live Fire! Ex-habitat Welcome to Ludlow. Wei-California City is bigger in size than ercises _ to extirpate all those des-come to Hinkley where they want -------------------, -----------=------------, to develop a massive sewage sludge/ green waste composting facility. Lots of square miles of sun that is already disturbed and is not prime desert tortoise habitat. Me thinks off-roading is not the evil bad guys it is portrayed to be. ~:.2:!-~ Eric Heiden was the sixth place finisher in the Jeepspeed conflict, Bruno Zvirzin was the seventh place finisher in the Jeepspeed Billy Bunc had some fun but not a lot, he finished in eighth place in Ben is seen here with the hammer down on his way to the finish line. contest, he's seen here just at liftoff on his way home. the Jeepspeed Class, seen here headin' for the checkers. Dusty Times October 2011 Page 23

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24 HOUR Sam Berri overall Text & Photos: Troy Robinson It was really no surprise, Sam Berri was the overall winner of the VORRA 24 hour race, he completed 26 laps of the 41 mile course over the two day affair. In the late 80's or early 90's a 24-hour race was named the "24-hours of Fud". It's been 20 years since this has been done and VORRA chief Wes Harbor thought it was time to do it again "The 24" pre-sented by VORRA. The format this time was a little different than "The Fud" with 2-12-hours day to compose the 24 hours of racing. This split was to ensure teams prep time to ready for the second half and to give those that broke in the first 12 time to make repairs to continue on to race. Scoring was simple; drive as many laps as you can in the two 12-hours days, most wins. If there was a tie take your fastest lap on each day and add them together, fastest combined would win the tie breaker. The race track for "The 24" was the traditional Fallon at Night course used in the past several years. With 41-miles of varying terrain most of the course was fast, fast, fast with fast times down in the sub-50 minute range. And to throw a twist in the action Sunday would be run the opposite direc-tion. And to even further twist Sunday the start was a land rush across a dry lake bed and when the green flag dropped crews had to change 1 tire (either swap or take a tire off and run it around the car then reinstall) before they could leave. Tech and registration was downtown Fallon at Stockman's Casino Friday evening. This saw 28 cars go thru and ready to race. .;-.. -; .-..... _ .... ~ ~ .. .., 4 .. ◄,c Saturday's format was drivers meeting at 7am with green flag at 8am, 1 minute intervals for the class l's and Group T then 30 sec-onds for the remainder. You had 12 hours from your start time to finish as many laps as you could. If you weren't at the finish before your 12-hours was up the lap didn't count. Sunday's format was race start at 8am with the above mentioned land rush and check-ers at 8pm. The awards were Mon-day back at Stockman's Casino. Saturday's class 1 shootout looked to be a duel between Sam Berri (149) and Shannon Harwell '(132). These two played cat and mouse all day and stayed within 2 minutes all day. Harwell laid down the fastest lap of the day The Red Team Racing group took the gold medal in the Class 10 contest, they got 22 laps completed, seen here at speed. The Class 11 battle was won by Jim Graham, Jim got in seven laps on day 1 and five laps on the second day, seen here rushing across the desert. with a 41:44 edging Berri's fast-est by 30-seconds. However, as he started his 15th and last lap just leaving the start finish at 120 mph Harwell's engine let go. Jerry Wood (156) was having a good day running up front too and com-pleted 14 laps. Kelly Smith (105) was having a great day in his un-tested Ecotech powered black Baja bug. Smith just finished swapping the Ecotech into the bug and ran 12 consistent laps put him right in the thick of things for a good finish. Rick Massie (24) broke a 4-link at mid-race and was down some time for repairs. They got 1 more lap in that night making it 7 for the day before timing out. On Sunday Berri led off the start with his team Margarita get-ting him off the line first with the tire change. Jerry Wood (156) was having transmission issues leaving the pits and never did make a lap. Kelly Smith and Brian Reed were taking it easy on the first lap to get a feel of the reversed track direc-tion. That was until they came upon an accident scene. It was an easy win for Tim Schrader in the Sportsman action, Tim got in a total of 13 laps in the two days, seen here headin' for the checkers. Dennis Jean made it look easy as he took the gold medal in the UTV BOO fracas, Dennis is seen here on his way to the checkered flag. On lap 2 taking the rollers at mile 22 Rick Massie speared his truck into the opposing wall injuring his and co-drivers back. They immediately stopped and did what they could to get out of the truck then tried to radio for help. Meanwhile Matt Myers (863) was coming along in his race Ford Expedition and did the same thing. The race was red-flagged as medics were sent to the scene. Lifeline helicopters were also be-ing dispatched from Fallon as the injuries were worse for the Myers occupants. They were loaded onto the choppers and flown to Reno Trauma center and underwent immediate emergency surgery on their backs. Massie was driven by ambulance a long 2 hours out of the desert to Fallon then after evaluation was flown to UCO A second place finish in Class 1 went to Kelly Smith, Kelly got in a James Brockelsby completed 7 laps on day 1, 4 laps on the second The Team Skittles group took second place honors in the Class 11 total of 18 laps during the two day affair, seen here at high speed. day, that gave him the silver medal in the Class 10 action. contest, they finished 6 laps in the two day affair. Page 24 Qctober 2011 Dusty Times T

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There was only one entrant in Full Metal, Matt Myres, and he did his best, 9 laps on Day 1 but only 1 lap on Day 2, he's seen here cruisin ' to the finish. Med center in Sacramento for 18 laps for 2nd and the German's further examination. Massie was finished 13 laps for 3rd place. found to have compression frac- In class 10 the Red Team Rac-tures on L1 and L2 and shouldn't need surgery. As we speak Matt Myers is still in recovery as well as his co-driver RJ Donley. I wish all the injured a speedy recovery. Once the race went green Massie's truck was driven back to the main pit with the co-driver limping it in. The truck was evalu-ated and a crack welded before the relief drivers were in the saddle to bring this one home for Rick. They would finish 8 more laps. Kelly Smith knew that Massie was running them down and was on track to do 17 laps, and had faster lap times so the tie breaker would go to him. So despite the transmission making some abnor-mal noises they pushed on and finished 18 laps for 2nd in class. Results for class 1: Berri with 26 laps, completing an astounding 1066 miles. Second in class 1 went to Kelly Smith who completed 18 laps and 3rd went to Rick Massie and team who finished 17 laps. Sam Cothrun was the big winner in Group T, Sam got in a total of 24 laps for the two days, Sam is seen here churning his way across the desertscape. ing (1029) car finished 12 laps on Saturday and another 10 laps on Sunday for the class win and 3rd Dry Breu Tower • 100 Gallon Capacity • Single or Double Dry Break • EZSetUp • Affordable IndyCar Fl Technology Accessories •Dump Cans • Hose • Reducers • Filler Necks & Caps Helmets • Snell SA 2005 Forced Air Helmets • Wired for Communication overall. James Brockelsby ( 1055) finished 11 laps for 2nd in the class. 'VI. In Group T on Saturday Jake Hallenbeck (637) was out front early setting the pace. Mike Koe-n ig (603) and Sa m C othrun (7272) had a tight battle on their own two as they were separated by less than 30-seconds for the first 6 laps. Koenig handed the truck over to me on lap 7 and I passed Cothrun in the pits as he was filling his thirsty 7 5 gallon fuel cell. At race mile 23 however I clipped a rock and took out the driveline. In a quick stop we put the spare on and were off but with a horrible vibration. We stopped again and adjusted the rear u-joint but after starting our 8th lap and leaving start finish that driveline let go in spectacular fashion and t,-FORCI~ & Ear Bud Ready we were out for the weekend as we couldn't get a replacement drive-line made. Meanwhile Hallenbeck was having fuel pump issues which slowed him up a bit moving Co-thrun in to the lead for Saturday where he finished 14 laps. UMi=i·ii=ii i cm HJC MOTORSPORTS RACIN88Ull • Racing Optics Tear Offs • Universal and Custom Molded Ear Buds • Helmet Skirts • Shields Kool Air,.. Blower System.a • IDghest Flowing Systemsi • 105, 135, 150, 235 and 250 CFM Ratings • IDgh Flow Filters & Custom Hoses • Trophy Kart Kits for Driver & Clutch Cooler • The sportsman class had 5 cars entered and a great race on Satur-day. Bill Hermant (91) was leading most of the day however they lost a tire then the power steering rack broke off the car. A quick stop at Pro Pit to weld it back together and they were underway again. Later though a power steering line would break covering them with fluid. They managed 7 laps for a tie in the lead. Tim Schrader (95) was moving along well until the transmission let go early on. Hav-ing a long race ahead still they opt-ed to change it out and in about 4 hours were under way again. They also finished 7 laps with my daughter a[).d 3rd generation VORRA racer Ashley in the right seat. Terry Shelton (81) finished 6 laps on Saturday while Derek Boarman (11) competed 5 laps. Continued on page 27 Colllllluloatlon Systems • Vertex 5 to 110 Watt Radio Systems • ID-Fi Intercom Systems • Chase & Race Packages • Base Station Packages • Crew Chief & Kart Packages la Car ea.era Systea • Eit Button Operation • Exclusive Racer X Motorsports Package • 5.7 hours oflligh Resolution recording time • Up to 12 hours of operation on 4AA Lithium Ion Batteries • Can be Interfaced to Intercom for full audio experience ICell,.. • 411/2 Gallon Capacity • SCORE / BITD / FIA Approved • Tapered Design Provides Increased Ground Clearance & Maximizes Usable Fuel • Fuel Level Sending Units Available • Caps, Necks, Hose, Filters and Pumps Available On Sunday Don and Chris German (801) were back into the race having a transmission let go on lap 1 day 1. They completed a class best 11 laps on Sunday. Cothrun was gunning for that top two overall spot he's had twice so far this year so he was on a mis-sion. Hallenbeck had a couple of flats and had to stop to weld up a broken sway bar mount but managed to complete 8 laps. At the end Hallenbeck finished the last lap after dark guided by just a flashlight and the dust trail of the car in front of him: Group T results were Cothrun with the class win and 2nd overall complet-ing 24 laps. Hallenbeck finished YOUR SOURCE FOB PROFESSIONAL RACE PRODUCTS Dusty Times 10815 Wheatlands Avenue, Suite K • Santee, CA 92071 619-258-RACE (7223) • Fax 619-258-0883 • October 2011 Page 25 -

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Jake Hallenbeck got in 18 laps in the Group T battle, Jake is seen In the Sportsman Class it was Derek Boarman who took the silver medal, Don Hamilton didn't have a fun weekend, he wanted lots of seat time here passing one of the timing system electronic hardware. Derek and crew got a total of 7 laps completed in the allotted time. but was only able to get 1 lap completed for the weekend. On Sunday only Schrader tried laps on Sunday for 13-total and race this 24 hour deal was right and co-driver team completed event. Racers that competed for: what he could to beat the car up the class win. Boarman completed up their alley says VORRA chief 6-laps for 2nd in class. sure got their monies worth and but the team managed to keep a grand total of 7 laps for 2nd in Wes harbor. Jim Graham (1107) Dennis Jean (1959) finished 8 Wes promises this style of event welding it back together. They add- class and Hermant was awarded finished an amazing 7 laps on laps in his UTV to win the class will be on the calendar for years to ed fuel and weld and stuffed any 3rd place for the weekend. Saturday and 5 on Sunday for the over Don Hamilton (1901). come so get your prep ready early co-driver that dare get in with them Since it usually takes class ll's class win. Team Skittles (1166) Overall it was a great race for and see how many laps you can do to continue on. They finished 6 23 hours to complete a longer comprised of an all female driver an inaugural run of a 24-hour next year. Rick Massie wasawardedthebronzemedalin Class 1, Rick had a total Don German was the fourth place finisher in the Group T, contest. Bill Jarvis got 13lapsunderhisbeltin the Group Tcontestto take a third of 17 laps completed in the Class 1 action, here with the power on. Don and his crew got 13 laps of the race under their belts. place in class, Bill is seen here with the power on, headin' for home. Trail Notes ... from Page 7 today, but if not, read on to see what you missed. Modified Kart As they are so often, the drivers of Modified Kart were called upon to get things kicked off with a shout. Sheldon Creed started on the pole, and jumped into the early lead in his #522 Camburg/The Fab School kart. Running behind Creed in the top five, it was Kyle Hart in the #523 Racing truck, Jerett Brooks in the #527 Synergy Electric Racing/Maxima Racing Oils machine, Scotty Steele in the #548 Steele Racing/Foddrill Motorsports entry, and Mitch Guthrie Jr. in the #555 Pro Armor/Walker Evans Racing kart. Steele and Guthrie Jr. swapped positions twice in the first three laps, while up front, smoke was coming from the back of the leader Creed's machine. Creed kept his foot in it, though, and still led at the competition yellow, ahead of Hart, Brooks, Steele, and Guthrie Jr. After the restart, Creed continued in the lead, but as he crossed the line at the end of lap eight, his kart suddenly slowed dramatically, and he pulled to the infield, race over. Hart inherited the lead, with Guthrie Jr. second, Brooks third, Dejong fourth, and Heger fifth. Dejong then suffered an uncharacteristic roll coming out of turn three on lap ten, dropping him well back, and moving Heger to fourth and Cole Mamer to fifth in the #535 Mamer Motorsports/Full Tilt Trophy Karts machine. On the final lap, Mamer got by Heger for fourth, while up front, it was Hart who drove a fantastic race to get his second win of the season, ahead of Guthrie Jr., Brooks, Mamer, and Heger. Junior 1 Kart Darren Hardesty and Travis PeCoy started up front in Junior 1 Kart, and it was PeCoy in the #211 K&N/Hoosier kart who led Hardesty's #231 Bilstein Shock Absorbers/ AlumiCraft truck after the first lap. Preston Rohen ran third, with Dylan Winbury fourth and Maxwell Ries fifth. Rohen was the big mover in the early going, using turn one better than any of the other top drivers as he made his way past Hardesty and then PeCoy on successive laps to take the lead. PeCoy then stopped briefly on lap four, dropping him well back in the field. At the competition yellow, Rohen still led in the #210 Duggins Construction/Ultra Custom Boats entry, with Hardesty second, Watson third in the #203 Fox Racing Shox/ Eibach Springs truck, Winbury fourth in the #299 Magnum Off Road/ Deviate Films machine, and Broe Dickerson fifth in the #223 Dickerson Motorsports/ Fight For The Cure kart. On the restart lap, Dickerson got a good run through the moguls to pass Winbury for fourth, then had a better drive than Watson out of turn two to take over third on the following lap. Dickerson continued to move up, passing Hardesty for second on the penultimate lap, and saved his most important move for the final lap, when he got a great drive out of turn three, pulled past Rohen, and took the lead for good with just the last turn to go. Dickerson moved clear of Rohen by the checkered flag to get the win, as well as some valuable points to help pad his lead over Watson in the title chase. Rohen finished in second, with Hardesty third, Watson fourth, and Christopher Polvoorde fifth in the #294 Racer X Motorsports kart. Junior 2 Kart Preston Rohen grabbed the lead on the opening lap of the Junior 2 Kart race this morning, and was followed by Chad Graham, Paige Porter, Brock Heger, and Isabella Naughton. Heger moved up to third on lap two in his #411 Hoosier Racing Tire/ Signpros Custom Lettering kart, but the big mover in the middle laps was Jeremy Davis in the #485 Green Army/ truck. After narrowly missing out on the win yesterday, Davis was again on a charge towards the front today, as he picked up fifth spot on lap four, then fourth place on lap five, just ahead of the competition yellow. At this point, Rohen still led in the #414 Duggins Construction/ Mad Graph ix machine, ahead of Graham in the #410 Hart and H untingron/ MavTV entry, Heger, Davis, and Porter in the #462 Redline Performance/T-Bird Lounge & Restaurant entry. Ori the restart lap, Davis was on the move again, taking over third from Heger. A great race was now going off for second, with Graham trying to hold off both Davis and Heger. Despite a lot of line changes and a little bumping and banging, these three couldn't get past one another, and stayed in order all the way to the checkered flag. None of them, however, could catch Rohen, who made up for his narrowly-missed win in Junior 1 by picking up his third win of the season here in Junior 2, ahead of Graham, Davis, Heger, and Porter. UTV In the first race of the day on the full-length track, it was John Dempsey in the #855 Dempsey Construction/Custom Off Road Design Kawasaki who got the early lead in UTV. Corry Weller ran in second in the #810 Tilted Kilt/Maxxis Tires Yamaha, with Robert Vanbeekum third in the #664 Monster Energy/Muzzys Kawasaki, Doug Mittag fourth in the #848 Monster Energy/Oakley Kawasaki, and Ryan Beat fifth in the #851 Hart and Huntington/Black Rhino Kawasaki. Beat moved up to fourth on lap two, while a rollover by Weller in turn four dropped her all the way back to last place. Beat continued to move up, and was second by the end of lap three, before pulling inside of Dempsey in the long sweeper, turn six, and moving ahead and into the lead at the end of lap four. Unlike previous races, someone actually challenged Beat's lead once he was up front, and that someone was Dempsey, who was on Beat's back bumper at the competition yellow. The running order was now Beat, Dempsey, Dan Kelly in the #824 Kawasaki, Vanbeekum, and Mittag in the top five, but on the restart, both Dempsey and Kelly got great jumps to get around Beat. Beat wasn't having any of it, though, and got back by both of them before the end of the lap, and was once again out front. Beat had a three-race win streak coming into this morning, but his luck ran out on lap eight, and both he and Mittag suddenly pulled off between turns five and six with what appeared to be blown engines. This put Dempsey back out front, with Kelly second, RJ Anderson third in the #637 Walker Evans Racing/Holz Racing Products Polaris, Tyler Winbury fourth in the #694 Magnum Off Road/Summers Brothers Racing Kawasaki, and Weller fifth, having made a commendable recovery after her early rollover. Winbury got by Anderson for the Unlimited UTV lead on the penultimate lap, but Anderson recovered the position on the final lap to get the Unlimited UTV win, finishing third overall. At the overall head of the field, it was Dempsey who picked up his first-ever win in the SRl class-way to go John! Second in SRl and overall was Kelly, followed by Anderson, Winbury (second in Unlimited UTV), Weller (third in SRl), and Hans Waage in the #623 Dragonfire Racing/ Kawasaki (third in Unlimited). Limited Buggy Geoffrey Cooley started from the pole position in today's Limited Buggy race, and turned that good fortune into an early race lead in his #322 Competitive Metals/USA Wheel AlumiCraft. Quentin Tucker ran second in his #377 General Tire/ Fox Racing Shox buggy, with John Fitzgerald third in the #314 Aero Motorsports/BFGoodrich Tires machine, Curt Geer in the #385 Lakeshore Homes and Stables Lothringer, and Bradley Morris fifth in the #304 Lucas Oil/K&N AlumiCraft. Dave Mason moved up to fifth on lap two in his #365 SR Performance/RSC Equipment Rental AlumiCraft, but the order in the top five then went unchanged for a few laps. Cooley then broke up that order when he cut turn four too tight, forcing him to climb the inside barrier, which cost him that oh-so-valuable momentum. By the next corner, Tucker was alongside, and with a better drive out of that turn, Tucker was up into the lead. Cooley lost another spot to Fitzgerald just one corner later, and by the competition yellow, Geer had gone by him for third as well. With the field now bunched up behind the Toyota Tundra pace truck, it was Tucker, Fitzgerald, Geer, Cooley, and Mason in the top five. On the restart lap, Geer and Mason each moved up one spot to take over second and fourth places, respectively, while overall, the top five were now virtually chained together. Cooley got back by Mason on lap thirteen to take over fourth, while further forward, Geer's motor suddenly let go coming out of turn six, and continued to implode until he was forced to the sidelines between turns one and two. This gave Tucker a bit of breathing room, and he went on to get the big win, ahead of Fitzgerald, Mason, Morris, and Cooley. Pro Buggy Unlimited With the day's racing already halfway through, it was now time for Pro Buggy Unlimited, and it was Jerry Whelchel who put his front row starting position to good use by taking the early lead in his #5 Select Glass/BFGoodrich Cantinued on page 41 Dusty Times October 2011 Page 27 ---

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--l.l\JcC 21ST RALLY AUSTRALIA Hirvonen-Ford Fiesta Take The Gold By Martin Holmes Photos: Trackside Photo - . Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen drove their Ford Fiesta RS to the gold medal in Australia, seen here at high speed. Ford ended the run of eight consecutive rally wins by Citroen when Mikko Hirvonen and Jari-Matti Latvala cruised to take a 1-2 victory in Australia, after the Citroens of Sebastien Loeb and Sebastien Ogier both went off the road on Day 1. Both teams manipulated the results to enhance the Drivers' cham-pionship chances of Hirvonen and Loeb respectively, giving Hirvonen his third win on the event the last three times it has been held, all in different loca-tions. With two rounds to go, New Zealander Hayden Paddon clinched the PCWRC series while the private British driver Harry Hunt became unbeatable in the FIA's Two-Wheel Drive Cup, his second FIA title in as many years. For Round 10 the World Rally Championship, moved to East Coast Australia, the first and only new territory in the series in 2011, the second of only two times the WRC ventured south of the equator and the last 'long-haul' event of the season. With only three events to fol-low, the pressure was on teams about to settle their programmes for 2012, eyes focussed on the drivers' performances on an event where the playing field was truly level. As the BMW Mini team stayed at home and con-tinued their development work on the John Cooper Works cars and the fledgling VW contin-ued planning their future WRC team, only Ford and Citroen fully contested this event. While Citroen had a theoretical chance of winning their fourth succes-sive Manufacturers' title on this event, the main championship prospect in Australia centred on the Production Car series. New Zealand driver Hayden Paddon statistically had the chance to become the first Antipodean driver officially to win a world rally championship title. Apart from an essentially asphalt superspecial venue near the Coffs Harbour seafront, this was an all-gravel event. M-Sport's tyre adviser George Black noted: "There was a wide mixture of stages. Some were highly remi-niscent of the classic stages of the old Rally Australia events in Western Australia except there were none of the small ball-bearing stones. Some stages were twisty and deep in vegetation, that reminded you of places like Whaanga Coast in New Zealand. Other stages were run on every-day roads ('shire roads') which were fast and flowing. Only two venues did not conform to the regional norm -the superspecial stage in Coffs Harbour itself and the short 4.58km Clarence Stage, used as the Power Stage, which was very open, and ideal for air-to-ground filming. This was a good all-round event, the roads are not car-breaking. There are the usual Australian charac-teristics like the powerful low sunlight which makes first-time-perfect pacenoting important, and which causes strobe-effect visual confusion for the drivers. And of course the eternal flies!" · There were ten stage venues each done twice and one (the superspecial) done six times, total 26. Three of the first day venues were completely new, even to the national championship drivers, as were the majority of the Day 2 stages. The terrain was a little more hilly than the route of the 2009 Rally Australia, run some 300km further north. Four stage venues were on shire roads, three in forests and three in a mixture. The climate was similar to the Kingscliff event in 2009, though being further south it was a little cooler in the evenings. Despite the pressures of c~ampionship sport, a holiday spirit pervaded the event. Coffs Harbour lies in the northern part of New South Wales slightly closer to Brisbane than Sydne}'. The town grew in prominence in the early 20th cen-tury as a timber production cen-tre. These days it is best known as a resort famous for its beaches, Haydon Paddon and John Kennard drove their Subaru lmpreza to the PC3 win, they finished a remarkable sixth overall, here at high speed. enjoying what is said to be Aus-tralia's most agreeable climate. le is also well known for its local banana plantations. With Citroen having won a record eight previous rounds of the championship so far chis season, there were high hopes chat chis time Ford could score a victory. Memories that the last two times the WRC had been to Australia (2006 and 2009) Mikko Hirvonen had won in a Ford each time. WRC en-tries closed with 31 crews, 27 of which were FIA Priority drivers and only seven were Australian crews. In addition there was the entry from the New Zealander Paddon. For this event he drove the ex Emma Gilmour Subaru lmpreza hatchback instead of the usual Belgium-based Symtech Racing team car. There were 13 World Rally Cars and 14 entries in the PCWRC, including two Australian Guest drivers, but no Super 2000 or R4 cars. In the absence of the new FIA Pacific Cup champion Chris Atkinson, the top Australian competitor was the Academy driver Brendan Reeves who drove the five year old Subaru lmpreza in which he won the APRC New-Caledonia Rally last year. He was a re-placement driver in the Anders Grondal's Bilbuttiken PCWRC team. Two top WRC absentees were Kimi Raikkonen and Mads Ostberg. For Raikkonen's non-appearance, besides financial penalty, the Stewards excluded his Ice 1 Racing team from clas-sification in the Manufactur-ers' series. Ostberg's place in the Stobart championship team for chis event was taken over by Evgeniy Novikov. The local hero in the WRC entry had to be 25 year old Mitsubishi driver Nathan Quinn, who started his international aspirations this year in the APRC. He lives in Coffs Harbour itself and was one of the two Guest drivers in the PCWRC category. The other Guest was the little known Leigh Gotch in a Subaru. Various other old cars made reappear-ances. Michal Kosciuszko ap-peared with Tanak's and Benito Guerra appeared with Raschi's old PSD Evo Xs, Jukka Ketomaki had Paddon's old green Evo IX. The British company Autotek however brought a new hatch-back lmpreza for Bader Al Jabri. Only three cars had two-wheel-d rive, Harry Hunt's PCWRC Citroen DS R3T and two Fiesta STs which were both fitted with Kumho tyres. None of the current top Aus-tralian national championship drivers took part on the WRC event but they were not far away, on the subsidiary national cham-pionship event. Brendan Reeves explained: "Their cars run under special rules, so they would have to change their cars co·Group N. Also our championship cars have to run on Kumho control tyres. The national championship sup-port rally counts as the second to last round of the ARC series. The national championship ran on Day 1 and Day 2, not on the Sunday." National champi:-' onship cars do not need to fit turbo restrictors, have freedom of gearbox design and although they must use pump rather than competition fuel, they are more performant than Group N cars. In the classic car support event was one special driver Ross Dunkerton, the double Asia Pacific champion and Australia's first FIA rally title holder. He was honoured on the event for being the winner of the final South-ern Cross Rally, the East Coast event based further south at Port Macquarie. The Southern Cross, run from 1966 tol980, became Australia's first international championship rally in 1978, and used stages in the forests in the area used by Day 2 of this year's Rally Australia. Together with the classic and national cham-pionship events there were just over 100 cars due to take part in Rally Australia in one form Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia drove their Citroen DS3 to an Matthew Wilson and Scott Martin finished first off the podium in Michal Kosciuszko and Maciej Szczepaniak piloted their Mitsubishi 11th overall finish, seen here at high speed. Australia, they're seen here in their Ford Fiesta RS. lancer Evo X to a seventh place finish in Australia, here at speed. Page 28 October 2011 Dusty Times

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Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila drove their Ford Fiesta RS to a second overall finish in Australia, here in for a free wash. or another. 'The Ultimate Dust-Up' was the promotional slogan for the event, hoping that dust would not play too great a part in the unfolding of the rally! When Day 1 turned out to be muddy, the slogan was suddenly changed to "Full Throttle"! The drivers were generally impressed with the stages even if Loeb was daunted by the pros-pects of running first car on the road on the Friday and pointed out that even at this new venue the trees were still very close to the side of the tracks. Latvala was the first of only four drivers to cover the short Shakedown test in less than two minutes. Novikov was the only driver in trouble, breaking a steer-ing arm in mid-stage and hav-ing to wait a long time for the car to be recovered. Best times were Latvala lm58.9s, Petter Solberg, brother Hen-ning lm59.6s -on his seventh attempt and Ogier lm59.8s. In the PCWRC category, fastest was Ketomaki in Paddon's old Mit-subishi at 2m0.5s with Paddon second in his borrowed Subaru at 2m08.0 and Reeves 0.2 sec-ond slower. Day 1 - 6 Stages -Gravel -100.98kms As the crews returned from a sunny morning at Shakedown the clouds rolled in and there was intermittent rain during the afternoon and into the evening, so that the drivers faced the chal-lenge of driving on their manda-tory hard compound gravel tyres .over the predominantly night-time asphalt superspecial stages. 29 cars took the start, the two non starters being Raikkonen and the Australian driver Mick Harding, whose Subaru was moved into the national champi-onship event. The nature of the superspecial course was incred-ibly complex. On each lap the drivers had to drive half of the coursl! twice. Competitors were sent off up the course up to three cars at a time, running at 15 sec-ond intervals, then after their first run, half the drivers were sent off for a second run, before the remaining half of the entry was sent off for their first run. Thinking the evening would be held on a typically dry and warm evening, the organisers made a specific rule that drivers had to start the first evening's sµper-special stages on new tyres, thus negating Citroen's ploy of start-ing on buffed tyres. The weather looked damp and did not make life easy, some drivers had con-ditions that were more slippery than others. Anyway, the dam-age was not extensive. Gianluca Linari and Matthew Wilson hit obstacles round the course. The two Total team Citroens however were unbeatable on Thursday evening, Sebastien Ogier won the first stage and Sebastien Loeb the second with the Fords of Jari-Matti Latvala and Mikko Hirvonen next quickest on both runs. Ogier held the overall lead after the two superspecial stages, going in to Friday's orthodox stages. Michal Kosciuszko was quickest PCWRC driver the first time through, with Harry Hunt's two-wheel-drive Citroen only one second slower on stage 1, then Ketomaki was quickest on the second run but Kosciuszko still held the lead in the category. Overnight rain brought a complete change to the condi-tion's experienced during recce. What had been firm abrasive gravel turned to treacherous and unpredictable mud, made worse by the very fast conditions on the first stage of the Friday morning, also by the decision made months earlier that teams should only be supplied with hard compound tyres. Running first car on the road Loeb made fastest time on the first stage of the day (stage 3) and took a slen-der lead over Ogier. Jari-Matti Latvala had a bad time on this stage where he spun early pn, denting both the front and the rear of his Fiesta against a fence Petter Solberg And Chris Patterson flew their Citroen DS3 to a bronze medal finish in Australia, here beautifully airborne. post, dropping a half minute or so when he was stuck. Mikko Hirvonen also slid off the road and hit a couple of fence posts, Ken Block went off into a tree and stopped for the rest of the day after losing a wheel, Peter van Merksteijn spun. Then on the second stage came news that was least expected, Loeb had gone off the road and rolled up to five times and was unable to continue. He did not claim the conditions were the problem but admitted he had been distracted by the in-car information system which displayed the split times. Loeb said he had braked too late. Earlier, at the end of the first stage, Loeb said "You are not al-lowed to make mistakes in these conditions." Although Loeb was not alone in his misery, other things were all small news com-pared with the exit of the world champion, which for the second rally running had gifted his teammate Ogier with the lead. On stage 5, the third stage of the loop, the rain became more persistent and Solberg after the elation of making best time on stage 4 spun in fifth gear and dropped 15 seconds. "The spin actually started one corner ear-lier, I couldn't see out of my side window at all..." Petter dropped back behind Latvala, who had made best time, despite his bent steering. Quite a morning. Lying in a promising fifth place was Evgeniy Novikov, which made up for his disappointing problem at Shakedown, ahead of Hen-ning Solberg who had also spun, and Wilson who struggled in the mud. Henning: "As we were waiting on the start line of stage 4 rain started pouring down." When the cars arrived at the midday service, all the top driv-ers bore the signs of touching the scenery. For the second loop of stages the weather had done its worst and the rain went away, but the damage to the roads had been done. Conditions were now incredibly slippery, worse even than on Rally GB according to Petter Solberg. Halfway through stage 6, the first stage of the afternoon loop, came another major shock, Ogier had also stopped! Hirvonen reported that "Seb 2" had slid into a tree and although he had carried on for a while he then had to stop. Sud-denly Ford had a most unusual situation, their drivers were ly-ing 1-2 (Mikko just 5.4 seconds ahead of Jari-Matti) and all the team order dilemmas which have been familiar for Citroen were now visited on Ford! One by one came stories of other driv-ers sliding off the road, going into the same paddock and then being able to get back to the road again, including Hirvonen, Henning Solberg and Brendan Reeves. Van Merksteijn punc-tured and although he stopped to change the wheel he found the conditions were too muddy at that point, so he struggled on and changed it further down the stage. Then he had another puncture but with only one spare in the car, he had to stop for the rest of the day. Oliveira went off and damaged the radia-tor, which overheated and also stopped for the day. After stage 6 Novikov was up to fourth but then hit a rock in the next stage and was forced to stop. As the rally entered stage 8, the final or-thodox stage of the day, the dark clouds suddenly reappeared. De-spite predictions there were no tactical games at the end of this stage, when the running order for Day 2 was decided. Hirvonen led Latvala by 6.6 seconds and Petter Solberg was well over a half minute behind, the only Citroen infiltrating five Fiestas in the top six. The PCWRC competitors did not escape the dramas of the opening long first stage of the day (stage 3). Despite dropping almost a minute behind the troubled Mini of Daniel Olivei-ra, which had gone off the road, Hayden Paddon pulled ahead carefully, "enjoying New Zealand weather", after Michal Kosciusz-ko was delayed when he slid off the road into a bank. Nathan Quinn started the day in second place but then had a loose inter-cooler pipe. Brendan Reeves had expected to be next up but for incurring a one minute penalty for early arrival at a time control, a casualty of the complicated arrangements at the start of the opening superspecials. Reeves then lost more time when his car was drowned out in a water crossing. Ketomaki stopped for the day when he went straight off the road on a lefthander, after braking on a downhill sec-tion. He damaged a rear wheel in a hole in the road, break-ing suspension parts, brakes, suspension arm and driveshaft and was forced to stop for the rest of the day. Linari, already hard pressed before the event when his car was delayed leaving Customs, damaged a radiator and drove the morning with no anti-lag. Both Majed Al Shamsi and Aleksey Kikireshko stopped for the day with broken radia-tors. On stage 6 Harry Hunt had more trouble when his Citroen ingested water and he lost seven minutes before setting off again. Quinn lost a quarter hour on this stage after having more tur-bo trouble, getting stuck behind a two-wheel-drive Fiesta, losing his concentration and rolling, Al Jabbri stopped. Leigh Gotch lost nearly a quarter hour after first impacting a tree then he lost the central differential controls and slid off the road. After the first loop of three stages Paddon was nearly one minute ahead of Kos-ciuszko. The damage continued during the afternoon. Paddon survived the long first stage of the afternoon, without problems while Kosciuszko was in trouble with his brakes but managed to repair this on the road section. Hunt then had more trouble with the water crossings. The two final superspecials of the Friday provided no shocks, apart from the absence of the works Citroens, which took the spectators by surprise. Were the happenings of Day 1 an example of Loeb's luck or what? The one day when he made a mistake which allowed his teammate Ogier to jump up to equalize his world championship points score, Ogier himself then went off the road as well. Back to status quo, Loeb was still poten-tially 25 or so points ahead. Day 2 - 8 Stages -Gravel -139.00kms Both Total Citroen cars were ready to restart for Day 2. Ogier was lying 19th overallb 19 min-tantmued an page 3 Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena piloted their Citroen DS3 to 10th Oleksandr Saliuk and Pavel Cherepin were the eighth overall finishers Henning Solberg and Ilka Minor drove their Ford Fiesta RS to 14th overall in Australia, seen here at high speed. in Australia, seen here in their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo ix. overall in Australia, seen here about to get wet. Dusty Times October 2011 Page 29 -

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-utes behind Hirvonen, while was Loeb 23rd, 29 minutes behind. More importantly for Citroen, they were seventh and ninth in the Makes champion-ship, within the points scoring zone. There had been important work behind closed screens in the Citroen service park, with minor but acceptable roll cage damage to Loeb's car with rivets holding replacement panels in place and a lot of fronal damage to Ogier. The rally headed south to stages which changed from the typically Australian gum tree forests and open farmland, to an area of vegetation which reminded competitors more of New Zealand. Three of the stage venues were centred on the small town of Bowraville while the fourth was on the road back to Coffs Harbour. The condi-tions were going to be critical. Clear skies above and damp conditions on the ground for the first loop which helped the front running Fords. And what about team orders within Ford? Latvala confirmed he would comply and let Hirvonen win, if necessary, as his own champi-onship chances had evaporated earlier in the season. But, what happened on the opening stage on Day 2? Second running Lat-vala took a second a kilometre off Hirvonen, who was suffer-ing from the loose conditions. Latvala suddenly leapt into the lead, a fourth different leader in 11 stages. Third place Petter Sol-berg found his car was handling badly. Fifth running Wilson spun and lost ten seconds and his confident rhythm, and then had another spin in stage 14. Loeb confirmed the handling on his car was still affected with a lot of oversteering. Ford expected Petter Solberg to be a big threat but it did not happen. Latvala continued to make best times on all the stages through the morning. At the end of the first loop he wasl7.2 seconds in front of Hirvonen with Petter more than a minute back. Ogier and Loeb were only slowly mak-ing up lost ground, 14th and 19th respectively. Oliveira lost 12 minutes, stuck off the road on stage 13. Calm campaigns were reported by sixth place Khalid Al Qassimi, Ken Block and Peter van Merksteijn. Second time through the stages the surfaces were drier but still inconsistent in their grip. Petter Solberg was now happier in his car but on the first stage of the afternoon brother Henning, who was ly-ing fourth, stopped without warning, due presumably to an electrical problem. Henning's problem elevated Wilson to fourth and Al Qassimi to fifth, both higher than their previous career bests. Ogier was feeling a lot happier with his repaired car and set about scoring a series of three fastest times during the afternoon loop, always with one eye on the hope that by the end of the event he might even achieve a top ten position overall. When Reeves stopped he was up to 13th place and thereby Loeb was up to 17th. By the end of stage 18, where the restart order for the final day was decided, Latvala was 22.6 seconds in front of Hirvonen with Petter Solberg another 37.4 further back. Although the Page 30 World Rally Car drivers were not affected, long delays before the second run of the Saturday night superspecial stages cre-ated problems for the other drivers, as their brakes and tyres cooled down while they waited. The reason for the delay was the local 'Mutton bird' colony. A deal with the local ecolo-gists that rally cars would not move on the superspecial stage between 1800 and 1830 had secured their approval to the event. In PCWRC, Hayden Pad-don got to the end of the first stage of the day with loss of turbo pressure due to a pipe broken between the turbo and the intercooler and struggled through the remaining stage before service losing a lot of time. He reached service 49.6 seconds behind Kosciuszko, incurring a 20 second penalty for arriving late at the start of the next stage. "I think we can make the time back, make it easier for tomorrow." Al Shamsi stopped on the road section to the first stage with an over-heating engine. They brought the car back to service and discovered that the radiator fan fuse had failed. Kosciuszko had a gearbox changed at ser-vice overnight but otherwise he was enjoying his first rally of the season without problems. Benito Guerra spun and the engine stalled which let Reeves up to third, a most encouraging position for a driver who only ma·naged to make the start in his old car after countless fans contributed to the cost for him to compete here in exchange for having their names on the side of the car. Reeves was five min-utes late leaving service when the car would not restart, drop-ping him behind Oleksandr Sa-liuk and Guerra and from ninth to 11th in the overall classifica-tion. The race for the lead of PCWRC continued with a ven-geance into the afternoon. On the first stage Paddon had some overheating and had to switch off the anti-lag all afternoon but was still 15.4 seconds faster than Kosciuszko on stage 15. Another 9.6 seconds on stage 16 and on the final orthodox stage of the day he was ahead, by just one second. Although Ketomaki had restarted under SupeRally his car's rear cliff failed after the midday service stopped. Kikireshko went off the road and damaged his car too badly to be able to restart for the final day. Gotch stopped on the first stage of the afternoon with sus-pected rear suspension trouble. Reeves stopped on the road section to stage 16 with a relay failure on the electrical circuit controlling the fuel pumps. He was able to get going again but too late to carry on so also stopped. Day 3 - 6 Stages -Gravel -142.35kms All 27 cars still running took the restart (the only retirements being Kikireshko and Gotch). The really tricky thing, however, concerned Ford. Was the Rally Deutschland team order sce-nario about to revisit the WRC? Was the wrong driver leading the rally, this time for Ford, rather than for Citroen? Lat-vala maintained his end of Day 1 stance, that he would fit in with whatever order Ford gave him, meaning going in favour of Hirvonen who had the best chance of the Drivers' title, so would there be tactical manoeu-vres on Day 3? Malcolm Wilson confirmed on Saturday evening that if the situation did not change, Hirvonen was the pre-ferred driver to win the event. The only uncertainty -how was this swop to be achieved? The route for the final day headed north of Coffs Harbour, two loops of three venues of all types, of 14, 30 and 4km each. Hirvonen made best time on stage 21, "Not so enjoyable, scary in places -in fact, bloody fast!" Latvala, "Too fast, flat out through muddy patches with trees alongside the track." There were no dramas for driv-ers on this stage, but then came stage 22 where Novikov, Olivei-ra and PCWRC driver Keto-maki all went missing, and as a result of a timing error for Paddon briefly it looked mis-takenly as if he had stopped as well. Oliveira, "We had a very short day. The first stage was very good. On the second we cut a bit early on a bend and the car slid off the road. We hit a tree and that's where our rally was over." Despite two earlier misfortunes Novikov had pulled up to ninth, but then it had all gone wrong for him. It seemed he rolled heavily in the stage so that both Ogier and Loeb, the next cars along, each stopped at the scene. After crash tension in the car was captured by the in-car video. "One day you will have to listen a little bit", said exasperated codriver Giraudet. Ogier therefore was up to tenth and into Drivers championship points zone, Loeb was up to 13th. On the narrow and also fast short stage 23 the two Fords made equal time but fourth equal, in synchronised cruising mode, behind three Citroens. Henning lost over two minutes when he rolled. Tactics for the afternoon? Latvala: "We'll see." Wilson: "Our priority is still to finish 1-2. We have seen already this morning anything can hap-pen." Then came the fun and games. First Latvala stopped for a half minute, this dropped him from 13.4 seconds ahead to 15.1 seconds behind, then it was announced that Ogier had gained a ten second jump start penalty, clocked in to the start of the long penultimate stage five minutes late (another 50 second penalty) then Ogier dropped over nine minutes on the stage, so suddenly Loeb was tenth and Ogier was 1.5 seconds behind, having dropped from ninth to 12th. When asked what all this was about, Seb 1 admitted that Citroen had now suddenly woken up to the fact that Hirvonen had become a late challenger for the Drivers' title. The final Power Stage wit-nessed Loeb make fastest time and gain three more points. Henning got to the end of the Power Stage with two flat tyres. The final result brought many sighs of relief. From Ford for their 1-2 result, that they had managed to capitalise on not just one but two unusual errors at Citroen. From Hirvonen, for a second victory of the season gained clearly with the help of his teammate Latvala who took second. Petter Solberg finished third, his second podium of the year, the only Citroen in the top five finishing ahead of Matthew Wilson and Khalid Al Qassimi. This result gave the champion-ship a shot in the arm as the se-21st Rally Australia (AUS) Coffs Harbour 8/11.09.2011 WCR round 10, PCWRC round 5 l ries heads t0 France for the first of the two final asphalt rounds. In PCWRC, Ketomaki had transmission trouble and re-tired after the first stage of the day. Neither Paddon nor Kos-ciuszko were in the mood for taking risks and at the finish there was just over 90 seconds between them as Paddon won and took the Production Car title in his Subaru. Oleksandr Saliuk, Benito Guerra and Valeriy Gorban finished third and fourth making it five PC-WRC finishers in the top ten overall classification, a previ-ously unheard of result. Hunt had a turbo pipe problem on the first stage of the morning and on the long stage alone dropped five minutes when he also had to stop and change a flat tyre but he held on to fin-ish. Not only did Hunt gain his first full category points of the year but became unbeatable in the 2WD Cup and gained this title with two rounds still to go. While Citroen Total and Se-bastien Loeb still lead their re-spective championships, their leads have been significantly reduced by Ford and Mikko Hirvonen respectively. In the Manufacturers' series Citroen now lead by 62 points which does not seriously dent their title chances. Among the one car teams, the exclusion of Ice 1 Racing sees the Petter Solberg team now 66 points ahead of the Munchi's team while Abu Dhabi's result put them ahead of Ferm and Van Merksteijn's result ahead of the Monster team. The Drivers' standings took a complete change with Loeb's lead now over Hirvonen of just 15 points with Ogier 14 points further back. Latvala's pragmatic approach to keeping~• Ford's chances of a champion-ship alive through Hirvonen's title hopes has now put him out of the race but with only six points between Latvala and Petter Solberg, there is honour to fight for over fourth place in the Drivers' series. In the PC-WRC Hayden Paddon became the first FIA World champion of the season, being now un-beatable with four wins in the category, while the absent Martin Semerad retains second place. lJ\J2C:: WCR points WCR 1 (3) Mikko HIRVONEN/Jarmo Lehtinen FIN Ford Fiesta RS (M) WRC PX60AVL (GB) 3h.35m.59.0s. 25 18 15 12 10 2 (4) Jari-Matti LATVALA/Miikka Anttila FIN Ford Fiesta RS (M) WRC PX60AVM (GB) 3h.36m.13.7s. 3 ( 11) Petter SOLBERG/Chris Patterson N/GB Citroen DS3 (M) WRC BH482BM (F) 3h.36m.43.8s. 4 (5) Matthew WILSON/Scott Martin .GB Ford Fiesta RS (M) WRC' 1ES (GB) 3h.44m.44.2s. 5 (10) Khalid Al Qassimi/Michael Orr UAE/GB Ford Fiesta RS (M) WRC PX11AOR (GB) 3h.48m.32.3s. 6 (38) Hayden Paddon/John Kennard NZ Subaru lmpreza N14 (M) PC3 EYL729 (NZ) 3h.53m.28.3s. 7 ·(22) Michal Kosciuszko/Maciej Szczepaniak PL Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X (M) PC3 DS214ZS (I) 3h.55m.00.3s. 8 (30) Oleksandr Saliuk/Pavel Cherepin UA Mitsubishi lancer Evo IX (M) PC3 AA0122CT (UA) 3h.57m.07.5s. 9 (39) Benito Guerra/Bo~a Rozada MEX/E Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X (M) PC3 DS703PC (I) 3h.58m.47.9s. 10 (1) Sebastien LOEB/Daniel Elena F/MC Citroen OS3 (M) WRC BF137XC (F) 4h.06m.01.9s.(7) 8 11 (2) Sebastien OGIER/Julien Ingrassia F Citroen OS3 (M) WRC BF800XB (F) 4h.06m.18.4s.(5) 6 12 (32) Valeriy GorbanNadim Chernega UA Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX (M) PC3 AA74001 B (UA) 4h.06m.21.1s. 13 (14) Peter VAN MERKSTEIJN/Erwin Mombaerts NUB Citroen DS3 (M) WRC BF660XB (F) 14 (15) Henning Solberg/Ilka Minor NIA Ford Fiesta RS (M) WRC PX60AVE (GB) 4h.08m.22.7s.(6) 16 (23) Gianluca Linari/Nicola Arena I Subaru lmpreza N14 (M) PC3 DW355PX (I) 4h.14m.49.2s. 17 (24) Brendan Reeves/Rhianon Smyth AUS Subaru lmpreza N12 (M) PC3 not registered (AUS) 4h.17m.19.2s.(5) 18 (49) Nathan Quinn/David Green AUS Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX (0) PC3 CCRT1 (AUS,NSW) 4h.17m.53.6s. 19 ( 43) Ken BLOCK/Alex Gelsomino USA Ford Fiesta RS (M) WRC PX60AUV (GB) 4h.18m.00.9s.(8) 2 20 (27) Harry Hunl/Robbie Durant GB Citroen OS3 R3 (M) PC3 LS10XOX (GB) 4h.25m.40.9s. 21 (29) Bader Al Jabri/Stephen McAuley UAE/IRL Subaru lmpreza N14 (0) PC3 OU11EDB (GB) 4h.29m.41.2s.(5) 24 (28) Majed Al Shamsi/Killian Duffy UAE/IRL Subaru lmpreza N14 (D) PC3 OU09BZH (GB) 5h.17m.05.8s.(17) -29 (14 PCWRC) starters. 24 (11 PCWRC) finishers. MANUFACTURERS' DRIVER. (D) = DMack. (M) = Michelin tyres. (Missed stages or road sections) Winner's average speed over stages 110.83kph. +=Power stage points. October 2011 Dusty Times 7

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lli'1\l~ACJli 1989 BAJA 1000 Gordon First To La Paz In The Truck By Judy Smith Photos: Trackside Photo Robby Gordon lived up to the odds makers bets. He drove the Class 8 Ford at a good pace all the way, won Class 8 by hours and, despite a 30 minute penalty, he won overall by nearly an hour. After a slow beginning. be-race could go northeast up set by "new-t-ruck" troubles. the highway, and re-start in Robby Gordon the vicinity of Ojos Negros. finished the 1989 season Pit teams made rapid adjust-in grand style by winning ments to their pit layouts, SCORE's Ensenada to La chase crews were reorga-Paz Baja 1000, overall. nized, and fuel consumption Gordon drove all 1020 was recomputed. But then, miles of the race himself, when the racers arrived in and fought off serious chal-Ensenada two days before lenges from a number of the race, word was out that other race cars, to take the. there was one more change, win by a wide margin of 56 and the course would stay minutes. It was a family affair on the highway all the way at the finish line, as Mark to the Alamo Road, 57 McMillin took second over-miles on the pavement all and the victory in Class from Ensenada, before turn-2, followed across the line ing into the dirt. This was a in just seconds by Gordon's minor change, requiring no dad, Bob,, who was second restructuring of race strat-in Class 2, and third overall. egy, but it was another indi-Next in line was Corky Mc-cation that some residents Millin, Mark's dad, who was of that area were still not third in Class 2, and fourth happy with the situation. overall. Still, when it came to race For several months the day, there was no obvious race itself had been shadowed sign of discontent. Some by a dark cloud of doubt, as gates were not open when Mexican officials and local the first bikers got there, farmers made claims and but that has happened in counter claims, some de-the past. And there were daring that SCORE would booby-traps on the course in that first stretch up at the northern end. but that has been happening for years. In fact. pre-runners. in the weeks just before the race, were generally delighted to discover that the Baja citizens they had occasion to deal with were excited and pleased about the event and were helpful and friedly to-wards the pre-running racers. This grandaddy of all point-to-point races, which is held only every three years now, had been reshaped a little, but was essentially the traditional zig-zag back and forth across the peninsu-la, from Ensenada in the north to the finish line at La Paz. Most of the course was familiar stuff, either used many times, as the road up to Mike's Sky Ranch ~nd down again, or having been used for many years, the portion from Arenoso Santa Ynez, or the bit from Crucero to t.e Bay of L.A. Highway. But, from Purisima there was a drastic change. At never race in Baja again. As .------------------------------late as two weeks before the race a group of ejiditarios {land holders) were still say-ing that the race would not go on. SCORE valiantly tried to ,work around the a n gr y group, switching th e course so it would start ceremon i-ously in Ensenada and would head straight south o n th e highway to Santo T omas, where th ere would be a re-start before the cars took off into the dirt. Then just two weeks before the race, word came that the Mexican officials and the ejiditarios fro m the northern section of the peninsula had worked out a plan so that the Page 32 Walker Evans drove his Dodge pickup in Class 2 on the Baja 1000, and he finished close behind McMillin, fourth in class and fifth overall. October 2011 Bob Gordon and Tim Crabtree survived the course and the penalty phase for -second in c;tass 2, third overall in the Chevrolet powered Chenowth. that point, which was ap-points to intercept the rac-proximately 730 miles into ers. There was also a way to the race, the course did not get into the course at San ]a-head south on the old graded vier, on a road out of Loreto, road into Insurgentes, bu.t which made still another instead turned eastward, di-point which the cars could be reedy through the towns of met and serviced. La Purisima and San Isidro. In general, while the and up into the beautiful course was a bit tougher on volcanic hills that are the the race cars, it was a bit easi-backbone of the peninsula er for the chase crews to plan at that point. The course their interceptions, though then traveled through Como-they still had a lot of hard ndu and San Javier, before and dangerous driving to do. snaking its way southward, As many racers pointed out, through a series of little ran-this race is every bit as dif-chos, back out to Highway 1, ficult for the chase and pit some six kilometers before it crews as it is for the racers. turns south at Insurgentes. In fact, some racers felt After the highway crossing it that they had the easier way wandered around the edges to go, all safely buckled into of some cotton fields for a their nice sturdy roll cages. while, and then toured the Contingency and tech in-southern desert as it headed spection day were on Wednes-west again, back to Highway day, on the main street in 1, crossing it at 925 miles Ensenada, where, as usual, into the race, and then re-gala crouds thronged to see joining the old beach route the cars and drivers. School to La Paz. That new section was out, and the Baja kids added some miles, and a lot collected stickers and posters of rocks to the already dif-and photos while the crews " ficult race, but gave the chase pushed the cars past the long crews two new easy access line of contingency donors. It was a family affair in Class 2 as Corky McMillin, with Brian Ewalt co-driving, drove his Porsche-Chenowth to third in Class 2 action. -------------Mark McMillin gets the coveted checkered flag in la Paz after a long and tough drive with Don Kinniston. The Porsche-Chenowth finished a fine second overall and first in Class 2, a very close running class. Dusty Times

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Dave Shoppe had a good day, despite having to use a short course engine in the Ford, and his steady pace brought him in second in Class 8 There was no impound for pavement. Class 2, the big-this race, and that meant that gest group running in this contingency and tech were event, was first off the line, over early, giving everyone a ana the very first vehicle chance for both dinner and to take the green flag was the mandatory drivers meet-the Dodge pickup of Walker ing at the Covention Center. Evans, who'd decided he The bikers took off early wanted a chance at the over-on Thursday morning, but all win, and thought that the car drivers could sleep in running in the first group to a little, since their ceremo-start might give him a little nial start wasn't until 10 a.m. edge. The luck of the draw The reason for the late start gave him the first starting was to juggle the schedule so position, and Walker mush the winners would arrive in have felt that his Fairy God-La Paz in daylight, making mother had been working things work for the camera overtime as he headed out crews at the finish line. Start-into the dirt with no dust in ing at 10, officials flagged front of him. the cars off, one every 30 sec-But it wasn't going to be onds, into a long single file easy. Hard on his tail were line and then they had two Tim Crabtree in Bob Gor-hours to travel the 57 miles don's Chevy powered Che-to the restart at Highway 1 nowth, Mark McMillin in and Alamo Road. No one was his Porsche Chenowth, his permitted to pass another father, Corky. in another car, on pain of disqualifica-Porsche Chenowth, Danny tion, and a Mexican Highway Letner, in a Porsche Raceco, Patrolman led the parade, and Ed and Tim Herbst in setting the pace. their Porsche Chenowth. Racers had 42 hours to Evans led for a while, but complete the arduous race, then had a flat and Crab-a total of 834 miles of which tree took over as first on the was dirt, and 186 was Baja road. But, before he got to It was a spectacular push it across the line finish for Dan Blain and Lou Peralta in the new Mirage, but the rules held and they won Class 10. Despite losing a pair of c.v. joints near the finish, Bill Poe and Fred Ronn found parts and finished second in Class 10 in the O.R.E. Dusty Times Frank Vessels tried hard to catch the flying Class 8 leader, had some troubles along the way and the Chevrolet finished third in Class 8. the highway at San Quintin, Crabtree flew off an embank-ment, and landed hard on the nose of the car, tweak-ing the front end badly, and hurting his back. Evans took over as leader again with Crabtree not far behind, but looking for Gordon, so he could get out. Gordon made the unexpected driver change at Santa Maria, eager to chase Evans, but needed lengthy repairs on a broken balance bar on the brake sys-tem. However, to even things up a bit, Evans was having power steering troubles, and spent some time in the· pits too. The Herbst car, with Ed driving, moved into first on the road position, and held it until he had a flat on the way in to El Arco. The McMillins and Letner were running strong, as were Jim Greenway in his Toyota Raceco. Ray Croll in Bob Richey's Porsche Raceco, who'd already had shifter troubles, and Steve Sourapas and Matt McBride, in still another Porsche Raceco. Also looking good was Jim Smith in a Chenowth Pofsche as Gordon struggled with a front end that wouldn't turn properly to the right. The lead cars charged into the night, darkness catching them about midway through the race. Evans lost a cali-per, and the McMillins, in their element in Baja, pushed hard. Letner lost a couple of chase crews to accident and breakdown, and it began to be a problem for his crews to meet him. Croll got stuck in the silt and discovered that his starter didn't work, ht good samaritan Sourapas gave him a shove and got him going again. Tom Koch hand-ed his Porsche Raceco over to Russ Welch, but the motor went away and they decided to park it. And Smith had a flat before El Arco. Tim Herbst had taken over the driving at San Ignacio. and they were still up near the front of the pack, when they lost their transmission at San Javier. Just before dawn, as the lead cars headed into the last stretch. Mark McMillin ran into a mud puddle created by a farmer's irrigation system, and stuck himself. He was quickly on the radio to warn his dad, who was coming right behind him, and Corky, forwarned, slid to a stop. Then, after some discussion, he went to the left where it looked dry, and stuck himself thoroughly. He was there for an hour. Mark, in the mean-time, got himself free and took off, and Gordon, who'd hidroplaned across, was close behind him. Greenway, com-ing along a little later, also got solidly stuck, and when he jumped out to see what he could do about it, the ooze sucked the shoes right off his feet. Ultimately. it took a tractor to extract him. Evans had also been temporarily trapped by the sticky goo, but the Mexican spectators began flagging subsequent drivers around the puddle, and eventually, it dried beyond the danger point. Ron Brant, in Letner's car, meanwhile, was having to beg fuel, mostly from biker pits, since his chase crews had run out of vehicles, and were un-able to meet him. Now Mark McMillin, who Has undoubtedly wet after the incident at the pud-dle, was feeling cold, so he stopped to put on his jacket. As he stood in the cockpit, struggling with the garment, Gordon pulled up and sweet-Centinued an page 34 Home M f'he Raee Auto I Raee car I Pre Runner I sand car 818-998-2739 9763 VARIEL AVENUE, CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 October 2011 • I i ID e. a • • Page 33 C

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Kirk Van Matre and Carl Olson stayed with the leaders in Class 10 most of the way, and they kept it moving to place the Raceco third in class. ly asked if everything was o.k. McMillin's passenger, Don Kenniston, was upset, but Mark, who'd started right behind Gordon, knew that if he simply stayed on his bum-per he d have him on lapsed time. Gordon was aware of this also, and tried his hardest to Page 34 shake his shadow, but every time he went around a turn and hal1 a chance to look back, there was McMillin. They arrived at the finish line together, and when the numbers were figured out, McMillin had the win by 24 seconds. Corky, and co-driver Brian to ease off on the pressure some, sticking to his pre-race plan of holding the rpms to 4500 to ensure that the motor would live the whole long distance. Rodney Hall and Jim Frickeer had a great race, the pair having scant woes en route to a resounding victory in Class 4 in the Dodgeand they were 12th overall to boot. At the big pit area at Kl28, where the course crossed Highway 1 for the last time, Shoppe was firmly in second place, and Holmes and Mar-ston were third, with Vessels breathing fire as he caught up to them. Marston, who'd pre-run that part and was scheduled to drive, elected to leave Holmes, a much more experienced driver, at the helm. Marston hopped in to the passenger seat to navigate instead, and off they went, hoping to stay in front of Vessels. But Frank needed to move up a position, or so it was thought, to secure the points for Class 8, and he wasn't easing off at all. Ewalt, were third another 40 minutes later, the result of that puddle, followed by Evans, and then Letner and Brant. who'd had all those problems with their chase people, were fifth. McBride and Sourapas finished sev-enth, which gave McBride the season Class 2 points championship. Greenway, who finished 8th, was one of a small number' of drivers who have driven every mile of every race this year, a for-midable challenge. Class 1 had only a small entry, which has been the case all year, and-it wasn't easy for any of them. Ron Gardner and Bernie May-er got their Chenowth to somewhere between Camalu and San Quintin and broke, and the Ruanovas, Rafael and Ragael, from mainland Mexico, got through the San Quintin check before becom-ing DNFs. But Bill and Mike Church, in a Porsche Chenowth. and struggling with brake prob-lems as well as the oil sump malfunction that stopped them at the Gold Coast, kept moving along. And so did Ivan Stewart· in the high-tech Toyota truck, though he too, had problems. · It was ironic that the two teams were pitting together, but at least it meant they could keep track of each other's positions. Ivan los~ • an hour at San Quintin when a sensor in the fuel manage-ment system work~d loose. He waited nervously, fondly recalling the days of carbu-retors, as his crew lo·cated and fixed the problem. The Churches get ahead of him, and stayed there, as Ivan found it hard to play catch-up in the heavy dust. At the finish line the Churches had the win by just 21 minutes, and secured their Class 1 season points championship. Stewart was second. Eduardo Gastelum from La Paz also ran in Class 1, and he made it all the way home, for a nice third place finish. The Class 8 race belonged to Robby Gordon all the way, but Dave Shoppe, in his Ford, and Frank Vessels in his Chevy, were trying hard to catch him.also running very well were Bill Holmes, in Morley Marston's Chevy. Larry and Chris Minor, in their GMC, and Dave West-October 2011 hem and Randy Salmont, in another GMC. . But the Minor truck got stuck between San Quintin and Santa Inez, swallowed up in the silt along with a small crowd of other vehicles. and Vessels had had to stop at Trinidad, hardly any distance into the race at all, to re-pair a broken balance bar on the brakes, and replace his transmission. Shoppe, who'd lost his des-ert motor at the Gold Coast, was running his short course motor here, and was having a good day .. Westhem and Salmont disappeared some-where along the way, and the minors never recovered their stay in the silt. Gordon's lead lengthened, and he was feel-ing so confident that he took time to stop and chat with the Herbst brothers while they fixed their flat near El Arco. By the time he got to San Ignacio his crew in-formed him that he had the overall as well as Class 8 win in his pocket, so he was able Gordon, who'd moved up to be the first four wheeled vehicle on the road, enjoyed the unique thrill of being wel-comed in La Paz as the win-ner a full two hours before the second truck, Shoppe, made it in. Then it was Ves-sels, who'd got past Holmes, in third. winning the season championship and Marston came in fourth, only 13 min-utes later, followed by Marco Lopez and Rafael Haro, both from La Paz, in a Ford, three hours later. in fifth. In Class 10, with the se-ries points championship at stake, the Randy and Rick Wilson. Raceco was pushing hard, as was Fred Ronn, in Bill Poe's Toyota powered ORE. Always close this year. and right up there with them, ~, was the team of Kirk Van Matre and Carl Olson, in Roger Mears had his best day ever on the desert with a trouble free run in the fancy Nissan. Roger won Class 7 by hours and the crowd at the finish line cheered when he finished. Ernesto Arambula and Richardo Hussong ran well in their Mitsubishi pickup, and they were second in Class 7, just three and a half hours behind. Dusty Times

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another Raceco, and Steve Myers in a Toyota Chenowth. And there was a newcomer, a straight.out of the box new Mirage, with a Toyota motor, owned by Dan Blain, who'd got Lou Peralta to co-drive at the last minute when his planned co-driver cancelled out. They played tag with one another through the long day and night, and then as they got to the bottom of the course, things began to go wrong. Poe, who'd taken over from Ronn, lost a c.v., and then lost another c.v., but had his second spare im the chase truck, which had fallen behind them. He lost an hour looking for a replacement. The Wilsons delivered their car to Don Hatz, who found that the air cleaner would stuff up in the silt, and, then the car wouldn't run, and then he'd get stuck and would need to use the jack to slide himself out of the spot. He also lost his clutch about 150 miles from the finish. And Peralta, driving the last part of the course felt the motor going away for much of his day, and then, a quarter mile from the finish it blew up in a cloud of smoke. Harmut and Wolfram Klawitter entered two cars in Class 5, had big trouble with the 500 car, but got the second one to la Paz a winner. Peralta got out and started pushing, waving away the Mexican spectators who wanted to help, because he knew the rules forbid being pushed by any but the driver within the last mile before the finish. Blain was there, and he helped push too, but was overcome with the heat after a while, and Lou took it across the finish line on his own. And they won. Or at least, they finished first. Their finish was later pro-tested on the grounds that they had help with the push-ing, and they went before the Competition Review Board the following morning. Noth-ing came of the meeting, except that the CRB declared that it would study video tapes of the finish before it could make a decision. Un-fortunately, the video tapes they wanted to study had already left for the states, so the decision was left up in the air for a while. Then another tape was found, on hand right there in La Paz, and after a quick viewing by the officials while the awards presentations were being made, it was decided that there had been no illegal help, and Blain and Peralta were declared the winners. In the meantime, Poe and Ronn had finished a little over an hour behind Blain and Peralta, and the Van Matre/Olson team were next, 12 minutes in back of them. The Wilsons and Hatz fin-ished about 54 minutes later, which gave them the series points championship, and fourth place. last year's Baja 1000 winners in Class 1/2-1600, Scott and Bill Reams, won again in la Paz, in the same car, and they won by 55 minutes. Jim Sumners and Rob Tolleson pushed their Mirage hard, but the pair of former champs were second in Class 1/2-1600 arriving in la Paz. Dusty Times In Class 4 Jack Johnson had the season points won without even trying, but it was a good thing, because he and his Nissan were out early with a blown motor. Rod Hall, in the Dodge, said. "We had a race on the pave-ment with Jack Johnson until smoke came out of {John-son's) motor. We just stood on the gas and blasted." And then Hall's truck ran flaw-lessly to the finish line, and he recorded his 11th win in a Baja 1000, finishing 12th overall. Buddy Renoe drove his Dodge to second place, also having a good day, October 2011 • Rich Minga and Bob Maynard had a pack of different problems with the Porsche, but they kept on moving to finish a close second in Class 5. though his lights fell off, and he thought the silt was hor-rible. Steve Kelley, in a Chev-rolet, lost a wheel bearing before the start, and used up an hour and a half in repairs. and then tried to catch up, but found the hanging dust a real impediment. He also had some flats, and some steering troubles, but finished only 19 minutes behind Renoe. Kelley is another of those who have driven every mile of every race this year, a feat of which he's justly proud. Billy Bunch, co-driving for Timmy Lee Pruett, had no front drive from the start, and got badly stuck for a while before Santa Inez. Pruett, who drove the last half, was also stuck after K128 and had to employ the services of a farmer and his tractor to get out, but still took fourth place -the last in the class to finish. Class 7 was the next group to start. and Roger Mears put his Nissan into the early lead, but he was being hard pressed by Manny Esquerra, in his Ranger, who ran just two or three seconds behind him all the way to Check 4 (Santa Inez). Also chasing Continued on page 36 Page 35

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Tom and Bob DeNault hit things with the Chenowth, but they finished third in Class 1/2-1600, enough to give them'not only the class points title, but the overall championship. Mears were Ernesto Aram-bula and Ricardo Hussong, in a Mitsubishi; Carlos and David Ortiz, from Agrrecul-dor, Mexico, in a Ford; and Ken Walters and Paul Shaver, in a Nissan. Mears was having a near perfect race, and Esquerra was not. At Bay of L.A. the Mears pit reported that Es-querra had fallen to 17 min-utes back, but Roger didn't feel that he could relax yet. And then, as he neared the halfway point, another mem-ber of his team spotted Es-querra parked about 30 miles south of Bay of L.A., with a bonfire going, indicating that he thought he might be there a while. Mears stopped, as planned, in San Ignacio to change brake pads, and he and his passenger. Tony Alvarez, got out to stretch their legs, and that was the only time they got out of the car the whole race. The rest of the trip was smooth also, and Mears took the win, finishing 10th over-all, and earning the Class 7 season points. Arambula and Hussong were second, about three and a half hours later, followed by the Ortiz team, who'd lost an alternator and shock absorbers, and then Walters and Shaver. The race was hard on the Class 5 cars, and three of tbem were out before they could get to Sann Quintin. While Hartmut Klawitter, who'd rolled his car just be-fore San Quintin lost a half hour getting going again. And even before that, Rich Minga had got too close to the edge coming down out of Mike's, and got stuck with .one wheel hanging over the chasm. When he put it in reverse to back up, the gear broke. So he was now having to drive more circumspectly. Stan·Parnell got to San Quin-tin in Mel Vaughan's car and discovered that the starter John Swift and Mike Friel had some close racing in Class 7 4x4, but their Ford Ranger gave them a unon-stopw race and the class victory. had broken. Since their car had an automatic transmis-sion it took some magic with jumper cables to get him started again, and then they had to be very careful about keeping it going for the rest of the day. Klawitter's brother. Wol-fram, and their co-driver, Matt Parsons, were having a better day in the team's other car, number 507, which is their second-stringer. But then it lost a clutch master cylinder, and while it was be-ing fixed Wolfram got into the number 500 car at Santa Inez. He lost ·the motor on the higblday a few minutes later, and as he sat there Parsons came along in the 5.01 car, ·with no second gear and a passenger who'd had. enough. So Wolfram got in as passenger and rode to L.A. Bay, gradually becoming car-sick himself. He had to have Parsons stop so he could get his head outside the car to throw up at one point. Parsons had little sympa-thy, and kept charging down the road to El Arco, where he got out, and Wolfram moved over into the driver's seat. But he was still sick. and got sicker, so he radioed to San Ignacio for Hartmut to take over the driving. Wolfram then chased down the high-way, and met his brother at K6, where, since he was now feeling better, he got back in the race car and finished. bottom of a link carrier. and it took over two hours to get repaired. He also had trouble in the silt, but managed to work his way through, and they finished second, only 21 minutes behind the Klawit-ters and Parsons. Parnell and Vaughan were third, an hour later, having managed to keep it going. And then,]uan Campos, who lives in La Paz, was driving the car that Vinje and Han-sen ran a few years back. finished fourth. He'd been close, but had broken his front end after the last high-way crossing, and ultimately needed over 32 hours to get home. No one else made it. In the 1/2-1600 class there was any number of teams that could get the win, includ-ing points leaders Tom and Bob DeNaut, in their Che-nowth; Scott and Bill Reams, in an ORC; Kevin and Bri-an Smith, in a Mirage; Jim Sumners and Rob Tolleson, in another Mirage; Morley and Mike Williams, in their MECO; the Fishbacks, Jim Jr. and Jim. Sr., in their sepa-rate Chenowths; and Richard Goldbaum and Jim Oizney in their Frisk. Fuel cells for Your Buggies, Trucks and UTVs They got the win, and they took the season points cham-piqnship. Their transmis-sion was shot, and the car wouldn't move when they went to load it on the trailer, but they'd already accom-plished their aim. Minga, and co-driver Bob Maynard, had taken the time to drain the oil, and the pieces of re-verse gear, out of their trans-mission. They had the lead at the half-way point, but as Maynard ran through the fields shortly before the K6 road crossing, he broke the Scott RecHns ran off the road while coming down from Mike's Sky Ranch and flattened a front tire. He changed it and went on, but his steering rack was sloppy after that, and it was hard to steer. Then, along with a whole crowd of people, he got to the terrible silt beds in between the Arenoso cut-off and Tres Enriques. Scott plowed into one of them, back shifted to second in a cloud of silt, gave it some" gas, shifted to third as the silt blew by and then a man walked up to him and said. Page 36 October 2011 Jerry McDonald and Jeff Lewis shared the driving chores in the Chevy S-10, and they hustled down the course to second place in Class 7 4x4. Kicking up some dust in the rocks the Jeep Comanche of Mike Lesle and Jim Wright had some big problems, but finished third in Class 7 4x4. Dusty Times

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"Wha t a r e yo u d oing, Se-no r?" And Scott realized he was stuck. Driving in only h is fifth race. and his fi rst SCORE event, Tom Sch illing took over for th e middle part of th e course in his Jimco wh en Peter Brown got out. Sch il-ling went wide in a turn to miss a stalled car, and hit a tree, and then hit it again, before he got himself under control. Further down the course, Bo b D eNault also hit a tree, and tore off all the lights on the family car. It took his crew a long time to get them fixed. And all the way down by Purisima, the Sumners/ Tolleson car had two rear flats at the same time. Chuck Johnson, with John Johnson doing the second half, had a dream come true as his Ford won Class 7S in the race to La Paz. It was John's 12th Baja 1000 class victory. Spencer Low and Paul Delang had no visible problems either and they kept the Nissan in one piece and finished a strong second in Class 7S. Andy DeVercelly, in Schil-ling's car, later found him-self stuck on the beach for a while, and then, after Kl28, he was stuck again, in the silt. There was quite a pack of the 1600s traveling within minutes of one another, and even way down near the end it could have been anyone's win, with just a small prob-lem making a difference. As it was, the Reams team had no major problems late in the race, and they finished first, to take the win. In sec-ond, almost an hour back, it was Tolleson and Sumners, who had both been unable to pre-run, and just 18 min-utes after them it was the D eN aults, in third, and that gave them the series class win by just three points over the Reams team, and the Overall Series Championship. In fourth place, nine minutes later, it was Schilling, Brown and DeVercelly. The Fish-backs also finished; Jr. was fifth and Sr. was sixth. The next group to come along was the 7 4X4s, and John Swift and Michael Frielwho'd pre-run three times, had a good day in their Ranger. They did some close racing with Paul and Dave Simon, in another Ranger, but basic_ally just kept mov-ing forward. Friel took over the driving from Bay of L.A. to San Javier, all at night, and then Swift got back in for the bottom part. In the meantime the Simon truck got to Purisima, and then spit all the belts off the end of the crank. They didn't have quite all the parts they needed to make repairs, nor did they have all the tools· they needed. So, being re-sourceful off road racers , they persuaded one of the inhabitants of La Purisima to open his hardware store, went in and bought tools and parts, and then spent six hours making repairs. And on another part of the course, Sherman Balch, in a Old Baja hands Malcolm Vinje and Mark Hansen had no serious troubles with their Toyota this trip, except lack of gears, and they took third in Class 7S. The 5-1600 honors once again went to the brothers Cook, Alan, Wayne and . Darryl, who won by just eight minutes, and they also won the season points championship. Dusty Times Nissan, lost a blade from his fan, and it holed the radiator. He had to get to someplace with water, so he just kept go-ing, and ran about seven miles without water. Then they re-moved the radiator, crimped it sealed with pliers, reinstalled it, added water and went on. As if that hadn't been enough, he lost a transfer case down at Kl28, and had to change it in the pit there. Swift and Friel, who en-joyed a "non-stop" day, took the win in just over 21 hours, and finished 15th overall. Jerry McDonald, who drove the beginning and end, and Jeff Lewis, who took the hunk in the middle, brought their Chevrolet home in sec-ond place, a little over an hour later. In third it was Mike Lesle and Jim Wright in a Jeep Comanche, and then Balch, and his co-driver, John Deetz, were fourth. The Simons finished seventh, and that was enough to give them the points win. The 7 S troops started next, and had a pretty busy day of it. Pat Falkosky, in a Toyota. had a flat before Ca-malu, then put his son, Mike, in and he promptly lost the power steering pulley and all his belts. He tried using his passenger's shoe strings as a fan belt, but that didn't work, so they had to get help from their chase crew, who towed them out to the high-way, where the took the pul-ley off Pat's 4Runner. Then things went well. Mark Hansen got his Toyota stuck in the notori-ous silt, and also had a flat. Mark also found that his overdrive didn't work, and he had nothing but third Continued on page 38 _fi., IN 1 -----------2BBB lESAL SA RATEi HELMETS ~ I ,-.~ ~ ~·--~--~ = = FUEL SAFE RAC/NC CELLS ,. B-Cll ,r lf I BITClll#I 'fJ October 2011 RACE RAO/OS ~~KENWBBB ~ ' Page 37

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Ivan Stewart had some fuel management problems early in the race, but the Toyota ran wrong later and he finished a close second Danny letner and Ron Brant, who lost some of their chase folks, still J. Morley Marston and Bill Holmes had a good run in Marston 's once in Class 1. motored along swiftly to place fifth in Class 2 in the Raceco-Porsche. a year Chevy racer and they finished well, fourth in Class 8. gear, which limited him to 60 mph on the pavement. And Chuck Johnson, in his Ranger, had hit a big rock on the way down from Mike's and given himself a flat front tire. In another Toyota Jerry Whelchel had a flat, and, also broke a balljoint. And while all these folks were fixing flats, Spencer Low ran well in his Nissan, ap-parently first on the road at about halfway, and Rob Mac-Cachren, in his Jeep, needed belts and filters, but was also looking good. John Johnson took over for Chuck Johnson, to drive the second half of the course and Malcolm Vinje. with his wife, Michie, riding, took over for Mark Hansen. He had a flat, and made a few mistakes, but had no major mechanical troubles. Mike Falkosky was back in the truck, and made the beach all right, but got stuck in the silt, Doug Ingles took over for Whelchel, and had to change the rear end at K6, losing an hour. Meanwhile, MacCachren's day was turning sour. He hit a big boulder in the dust and broke h is springs. And then he hit something else and bent the front end. Then he broke another spring, and by now had no spare, and had R. C. jones and Paul Maxey stayed close all the way in the 5-1600 battle, but the veteran team had to settle for second in class at the finish. to borrow one from Enduro racing. But he kept mov-ing along. When he got to about 10 miles before K128 he developed a hole in the case and the rear end locked up, and the spare was in San Javier. Rob spent four hours in the pit at K128, where his crew did some fast and furi-ous work, borrowed a rear end that was two inches too narrow, and springs that were two inches too long, and cobbled the truck together. They checked the rule book, to be sure they knew the reg-ulations about towing, just in case, because they didn't have much hope that he'd make the last 106 miles, and then they sent him off to have a go at it. Johnson and Johnson, with an almost perfect race, took the win, giving Johnny his 12th Baja 1000 victory, which is the record. Low finished second, about 50 minutes later and Vinje and Hanson were third. Whelchel and Ingles salvaged a fourth, followed in by the Falkosky team in fifth place. MacCa-chren did manage to get to the finish line. surprisingly quickly, finishing seventh. 28. Tom lake and Rich Roberts had trouble meeting their chase crew, but kept up a fast pace to finish third in the Class 5-1600 tight dice. His good year won the Class 7S points. and the Mini-Metal Championship. The 5-1600s found this to be a tough race, and only six of the 15 starters managed to get to La Paz. For the greatest part of the time the lead was in the hands of R.C. Jones but he always had the Cook brothers, Alan, Wayne and Darrel, close behind and pushing. For a while, Mario Panagiotopolous and Rick Pew ran near the front also, but they did a number of things, including running into a ditch, losing their rear suspension, and reportedly rolling over and were out fairly early. Chasing the lead cars was the team of Tom Lake and Rich Roberts, and then Guillermo Quintero and Francisco Ortiz, and Chuck Guy and Jeff Wil-liams. Those three cars ran in a clump, close together for most of the 1020 miles. The Cooks changed driv-ers six times, because they all wanted to have as much fun as possible. Jones, on the other hand, put Paul Maxey in to spell him only from San Ignacio to La Purisima, and he got tired. To quote B.B., "Way too tired!: Com-ing in to K128 Jones was so weary that he wanted to give up, but couldn't because he was leading. He headed out into the silt and got lost, and the Cook car went by. But Wayne, who was now driving, didn't know he'd gone by Jones. When he got in the car his brothers told him he had only fi rst and third gear, and to take it easy, and go fo r the finish. But Wayne was fresh, an d wanted to catch R.C, so It was a tough race for the Class 9 cars, but Arturo and Armando Tiznado ran a quick pace, had to beg and borrow gas, but stiff won the class. George Erl, Gary Colbert, and Gary Gressett had some problems but they kept the T-Mag rolling to place third in the tough Class 9 ranks. h e st a rted playin g with the shifter, and pretty soon he had second gear again, and then fourth gear came back too, and he was smokin' down the road. Making a bit of a Dodge sweep in Class 4, Buddy Renae and Bill Randy and Rick Wilson and Don Hatz had air cleaner and clutch woes, Donahoe took a clean second only 44 minutes behind the winning Carlos and David Ortiz fly over one of the famous cattle guards in but they did keep it together well enough to finish fourth in Class 10. Dodge. their Ford Ranger en route to a third place finish in Class 7. Page 38 October 2011 Dusty Times

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Tom Schilling, Peter Brown and Andy DeVercelly had a good run Greg Vaughan and Stan Parnell had some delays on the course, but in the Jimco, some problems, but they finished close in fourth in Both Jim Fishbacks finished the race in Class 1/2-1600. Jim Jr., they kept moving quickly to finish third in the Class 5 competition. 1/2-1600s. shown here, nailed down fifth in la Paz out of 21 starters. David Ashley and Mike Bakholden flew the Ford Bronco into a quick lead in Class 3/14, and they won by hours, taking the season championship too. So the Cooks got the win, and the season points charn-p ions hip, with Jones and Maxey second, finishing just eight minutes later. In third it was Lake and Roberts, whose chase crew had had a hard time keeping up with them, then Quintero and Ortiz were fourth, only three minutes behind them, fol-lowed by Guy and Williams. In sixth, and the last of the class to finish, were John Howard. Ed Jacobs and Judy Smith, who'd flattened a couple of tires, and had a mysterious mechanical fail-ure in the ugly dump before K128, which cost much time. The Class 9 folks struggled mightily. but a major part of them made it all the way . Out in front a almost all the way were Armando and Arturo Tiznado, in Mike Leon's old single seater. Ar-mando drove the firt half of the race, and he cf"idn't have any trouble. Close behind him were Rich Richardson and Kevin Perrault, points leaders going into the race, in their beautiful Also running at the front of the pack was the T-Mag of Gary Colbert, Gary Gressett, and George Erl. · undue problems, and Gressett drove into the silt and buried him.self solidly. He was so deep in the stuff that a pass-ing truck ran over his back end on the way through, and it finally took another truck to pull him out. Richardson, who'd already bent a tie rod so his car wouldn't turn left, had got lost on the way to the silt, wandering through the hills, with a train of other lost cars following him. Once back on course he, too, got stuck in the silt, and tossed a fan belt for good measure. Richardson delivered the car to Perrault with no fur-Having engine trouble all the way, the team of Don Adams, Larry Olsen and Doug Robinson nursed the jeep Scrambler to second in Class 3/14. ther troubles, but Gressett rolled over south of El Arco, losing two lights in the process. When Arturo Tiznado got to the K6 road crossing his chase crew 'wasn't there, so he decided to try and make it to the net stop without taking on gas. It didn't work. He ran out, but a bunch of ranchers pushed him about a quarter of a mile, to the next ranch, where he was able to buy a little gas. Then he ran from biker pit to biker pit, begging small amounts of gas at each one, 'ti 1 he finally got to the K128 crossing, and his chase Grew had caught up with him. As they checked over the car one of the crew dis-covered that he had a broken pulley, so they had to borrow a stock/ulley from a specta-tor, an he headed towards the finish. Perrault. running steadily. but having to plan carefully when a left turn came up be-• cause of that bent tie rod, got stuck in the silt after K123. There were some Mexican kids there, and he paid them a granola bar and a water bottle to push him out. Erl, who got into his car at San Ilgn.acio and drove the rest of the way, had some trouble getting there, losing a shock on the beach, and then his steering wheel fell off right at K128. He then proceeded to get stuck in the silt bed also, and it cost him $5 to get out one time. The second time a used his tractor to push him out, and George couldn't stop long enough to pay him, for fear of getting stuck again. The Tiznados won the race, finishing an hour and a half before Richardson and Purault, who were second. Erl, Colbert and Gressett fin-ished third, a little over two hours later. Richardson and Perrault won the Class 9 sea-son points by a wide margin. The Mini-Mags ·would have started behind the Class 9s · it they'd been there, but they had decided. as a group, that this ·race would be very dif-fi.cult for them, since they don't as yet have the stock of spare parts and the me-chanical know-how needed to make repairs. So they stayed home. Class 3/ 14 was the next bunch to start, and once again, David Ashley had a commanding lead, and could not be caught. He had a. Continued on page 40 Colbert got the car to Gres-sett in good order, without any Matt Pike and his dad Gale had a great day in their Dodge Ramcharger, keeping it all together to place third in Class 3/14 action. Evan Evans drove about 80 miles, Brian Steward drove the rest of the way in their Jeep Cherokee and won Class 6 by over four and a half hours. Jerry Whelchel has turned into a trucker and he drove the Sage Sherman Balch and John Deetz started out strong with the leaders Council Toyota to fourth place in Class 7S competition with Doug Guillermo Quintero and Feancisco Ortiz sail over the cattle guard in Class 7 4x4, but they ended up fourth in class at the finish line. Ingles co-driving. near the start, and they carried on to finish fourth in Class 5-1600. Dusty Times October 2011 Page 39 -·

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flawless day in his Bron-co, even avoiding flats, and got his fifth win of the year, the points champion-ship, and the Heavy Metal Championship. Behind him, Don Adams, Larry Olsen and Doug Robin-son teamed in Adams's Jeep, but were having to keep it at 3000 rpms because the motor tried to seize on the way in to Trinidad, before they' cl gone 100 miles. Mike Schwellinger and Steve Kramer, in another Jeep, lost their ignition at the start line, and were run-ning with the Class 11 cars by the time they got going. Then they lost a c.v. on the highway after Santa Inez, and it broke their transfer case and transmission, costing them three hours. And all the while the Pikes, father Gale and son Matt, trucked along in their Dodge, and David Bryan and Gene High-tower moved steadily in their Jeep CJ. Hightower is a piece of ancient history on the hoof, having taken his first Arne Gunnarsson, John Johnston Ill and BIW. Moser gave it quite a try in the Saab 96, but they finished second in Class 6 in La Paz. \: win in a Baja 1000 back in 1967. Adams. Olsen and Robin-son, carefully watching the tach. had few problems other-wise, and. took second place, four hours behind Ashley. In third it was the Pikes, and then Bryan and Hightower were fourth, followed in by Charlie Woodard and War-To the victor belong the spoils was certainly true of Robby Gordon and co-<lriver Bob Bowers as they carry the trophies, class win and overall, away from the awards presentation in La Paz. ren Fishback, in a Bronco. Kramer and Schwellinger, whose race went from bad to miserable, used up a full 39 hours and 45 minutes getting to La Paz in sixth place. They were the last finisher. The race was hard for Class 6, but a couple of them mentioned later that the camaraderie and coopera-tion had been remarkable in this class. They he 1 ped one another a lot, apparently. Evan Evans made his first appearance as a racer since his tragic motorcycle acci-dent, driving the Jeep Chero-kee, equipped with tempo-rary hand controls, from the Ensenada start, to Trinidad. Brian Stewart took. over at that point, and drove the rest of the way, taking a com-manding lead early in the day, and also taking the win. Evans also won the Class 6 Series Points Championship. Arne G?unnarsson, John Johnston and G.W. Moser • teamed in the Saab 96, to take second place, after hav-ing some lengthy problem on the second half of the course. Mick Newton, Larry Tunnell and Jim Madison drove the Chevrolet Nove, and had a hard time of it. They changed their transmission, and then the replacement trans lost second and third gear. They had five flats, got stuck in the silt twice, were lost once, and ran with only first gear. The Jordan brothers, Dale and Randy, in the El Cami-no, had an even longer time of it, with soIIle unknown troubles, but they got there in 40 hours and 42 minutes, for fourth place. No. one else got to the checkered The Class 11 drivers strug-gled long and hard, and only one of them made it, and to no one's surprise, that was Ramon Castro. Ramon and his co-driver, Enrique Alfaro, / Ramon Castro and Enrique Alfaro drove th'e only Beetle of seven starters to make the finish line, and Ramon not only won the race but the series points title. Pat Falkosky, center, gets his hands dirty with the BFGoodrich pit stop work, and his and son Mike's Toyota was fifth in Class 7S. reported one flat, and a prob-race by police authorities. lem with getting to the pits His name was withheld by before his chase crews. He SCORE International. also got stuck, only once, sur-There were a couple of prisingly, in the silt bed after matters for discussion in K128, which was a part of front of .the Competition the course that he helped to Review Board, in addition mark. This makes the fourth to the Blain and Peralta situ-year in a row that he's won ation. Both Robby Gordon the series points for Class 11. and the Tim Crabtree/Bob Some of the other Class Gordon team came befo .. re 11 drivers came close, like the board for alleged short Hector Sarabia and Gerardo coursing. They had report-Higuera, who got through edly taken a road around the Check 10, in the neighbor-dump before the San Quin-hood of Ciudad Constitu-tin check. Penalties were as- · cion, before they broke. Jose sessed, 15 minutes for Crab-Aguila and Armando Rojas tree and Gordon, and a half made it through San Javier hour for Robby Gordon, but and then disappeared, while it was a matter of no conse-Andy Diaz and David Pease quence, not altering their got through La Purisima, as finish positions at all. did Miguel Haro and Mario Awards ceremonies in the Victoria. patio-bar of the Riviera del And so the race went into Sol Gran Baja Hotel brought the record books. There had SCORE's production to a been a tragic accident. near fairly rowdy close, many par-San Quintin, during the ear-ticipants squooshing away ly part of the race, when damply, after being tossed in a 10 year-old-boy, Lorenzo to the pool. Lopez, ran into the path of The race lived up to the a vehicle competing in the racers' expectations, tough, race, and was killed. The wearying and beautiful. And driver of the race car was the old thrill is still there not held or charged with a when the car finally gets to La traffic violation, and he was Paz. There isn't anything in allowed to continue in the off road racing that beats it. David Bryan enlisted veteran Gene Hightower to co-drive the Jeep Alex and ,lose Melero drove their homemade Apache swiftly in Class CJ 6, and they had a good thousand mile run, finishing fourth in Looking quick, clean and tidy here, Mick Newton, Larry Tunnell and 9 action and they finished fourth by a mere six minutes. Class 3/14. Jim Madison drove the Chevy Nova into a third place finish in Class 6. Page 40 October 2011 Dusty Times

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Trail Notes ... from Page 27 impressive story of the day, and probably the entire weekend, though, was 14-year-old Sheldon Creed, who made his full-size class debut yesterday, finished fifth, and backed that up with an unbelievable second place today! There has always been a lot of talk that this Tires Foddrill. Chasing Whelchel in the top five were John Holmes (who had a birthday kid will be a future star of this sport, and if he keeps putting in drives like he did today, today-Happy Birthday John!) in the #3 Prolong Super Lubricants/DWT Racer, Doug there's no doubt that the talk will become a reality. Third went to Britt, who also made a Fortin in the #96 Fortin Racing, Inc./McGrath Fiberglass Racer, Mike Porter il1 the #8 great debut weekend in Lucas Oil Off Road, showing great speed as he picked up third Redline Performance/Mickey Thompson AlumiCraft, and Steven Greinke in the #23 SC place. Anderson finished up the race in fourth, with Hagy rounding out the top five in his Fuels/Concourse Racer. On lap two, Justin "Bean" Smith was up to fifth in his #19 Metal #OX Metal Mulisha/General Tire truck. Pro Lite Unlimited Pro 4 Unlimited had been a Mulisha/Competitive Metals AlumiCraft, and on the following lap, Fortin got by Holmes great race. Super Lite was good, too. So what could the drivers of Pro Lite Unlimited do? for second spot. Smith moved up again, taking fourth from Porter, and despite smoke now Jimmy Stephensen put himself at the head of the field after the first lap in his #33 Ironclad lightly streaming from the back of his buggy, Smith then got by Holmes to move into a Energy/JS Pest Control Nissan, ahead of Casey Currie, Rodrigo Ampudia, Cameron Steele, provisional podium position. Up front, Fortin was eating into Whelchel's lead, and was and Brian Deegan. The top five drivers held their positions for the first three laps, although just starting to get close enough to be a threat to the leader when Whelchel seemed to pick the top three really bunched up in a battle for the lead. On lap four, Steele hit Ampudia up the pace just enough to keep his lead a little more padded. Behind these two, Smith's side-to-side in turn four, forcing Ampudia wide and moving Steele up to third. Deegan smoking engine suddenly let go, and he was forced to the sidelines, race over; needless to closed down on Ampudia in the process, and also made the pass on Ampudia to take over say, this wasn't what Smith was hoping for while running second in the championship fourth on the same lap. Ampudia lost yet another spot on lap five, t;his one to Corey Sisler chase. At the competition yellow, Whelchel still ran up front, followed by Fortin, Porter, in the #19 AEM Performance Electronics/BFGoodrich Tires Ford. The top five then went Holmes, and Greinke. These guys all held their positions after the restart, but a few laps unchanged for a few more laps, until Steele got a slow exit out of turn four on lap eight, later, a bobble by Holmes coming out of turn four gave Greinke the chance he needed to allowing Deegan to get alongside and make the pass coming out of the next corner. Sisler make a pass and move up to fourth. Two corners later, Holmes slid a bit wide in the long then spun in turn six, dropping him to last place just before the competition yellow. The turn six, giving Justin Davis room to sneak alongside on the inside, and he took over fifth runqing order was now Stephensen, Currie, Deegan, Steele, and Brandt as the field lined by turn one in his #85 Green Army/General Tire Racer. At the white flag, it was still up behind the pace truck, and after one restart which the officials didn't like, the green flag Whelchel, Fortin, Porter, Greinke, and Davis in the top five, but in the final corner, Davis waved again for restart number two. Steele's truck was obviously wounded for some reason, hooked a rut and lost a little momentum, and with Rich Ronco right there to take and he was quickly passed up by the field on the restart, while up front, Deegan went from advantage, Ronco seized his opportunity and just edged past to grab fifth spot at the line third to first on the restart lap. Stephensen dropped to second, then slid down four more in his #99 Yokohama/ King Off Road Racing Shocks Tatum. Up front, a very happy spots on the next lap, while Sisler made a great comeback after his earlier spin to get up to Whelchel got the win, with Fortin taking second, Porter third, and Greinke fourth. Pro 4 second spot. The running order was now Deegan, Sisler, Brandt, Ampudia, and Currie with Unlimited In the most action-packed race of the weekend thus far, it was Todd LeDuc who one lap to go, and on the final lap, Brandt and Ampudia battled door-to-door over third turned his pole starting position into the Pro 4 Unlimited race lead on lap one in his #4 place, with Ampudia eventually getting the spot in the final corner. Ahead of him, Deegan Rockstar/ Makita Ford. Behind LeDuc, it was Adrian Cenni in the #11 Atrium PayrolV picked up his fourth straight win, now just one shy of the all-time Lucas Oil Off Road Maxxis Tires truck, Rick Huseman in the #36 Monster Energy/E3 Spark Plugs Toyota, record for most consecutive wins in this class. Sisler finished second, Ampudia third, Doug Fortin (filling in for Kent Brascho) in the #8 K&N/KMC Wheels Ford, and Carl Brandt fourth, and Currie fifth. Pro 2 Unlimited In what some might call a great stroke of Renezeder in the #17. Lucas Oil/General Tire Ford. Huseman moved up to second on lap luck, the last race of the weekend was perhaps the best race of the weekend as well. Rodrigo two, while Kyle LeDuc got by Renezeder and Fortin to take over fourth in his #99 Rockstar/ Ampudia started on the pole in Pro 2 Unlimited, and rocketed into the early lead in his Makita Ford. Huseman then slowed dramatically and suddenly on lap four, and as Cenni #36 Tecate/BFGoodrich Tires Ford, with Greg Adler, Carl Renezeder, Brian Deegan, and and Kyle LeDuc nearly stacked into each other as they tried to avoid hitting Huseman, Nick Tyree in hot pursuit. On the second lap, Renezeder lost a spot to Deegan in turn two, LeDuc got by better and was up to second (Huseman was able to continue, but was then spun in turn four, which dropped him all the way back to last place, promoting Tyree definitely slowed by what looked like a front suspension issue). Fortin was now third, to fourth in his #91 Method Race Wheels/Competitive Metals Ford, and Rob MacCachren Cenni fourth, and Renezeder fifth, but on the next lap, Fortin went wide and into the to fifth in his #l Rockstar/MasterCraft Safety Ford. Deegan then ducked into the hot pits outside marbles in turn six, and ended up drifting over the outside burm. Fortin kept his with a flat tire, just before a big accident, which forced a red flag of the race. In the accident, foot in it, though, and roared back on track in fifth spot, having given up two spots to Robbie Pierce landed way wide to the left off the jump out of turn three, went off track, Cenni and Renezeder. Up front, it was all about the battle of the LeDuc brothers, and as and drove right into Myan Spaccarelli as he tried to re-join the track. Both trucks were Kyle closed down on Todd, one had to wonder if or how Kyle would try to make a pass. At heavily damaged and forced to retire, while Renezeder and Jeremy McGrath, also caught the competition yellow, all the trucks were still running, which is surprising when one out by the accident, had lesser damage and were able to continue (Renezeder did pull off considers how relatively fragile these trucks can be. Todd LeDuc still led his brother Kyle, at the halfway mark, though). When the race finally resumed, Ampudia still led, with with Cenni third, Renezeder fourth, and Fortin fifth as the green waved again, but the MacCachren now second, Tyree third, Jeff Geiser fourth in the #44 Canidae/Geiser Bros question of how the two brothers would handle each other was answered in a less-than- Design and Development Chevrolet, and Rob Naughton fifth in the #54 Stronghold satisfying way almost immediately. Todd bicycled in turn two, which was enough for both Motorsports/ReadyLift Ford; Ampudia's truck still looked nearly pristine, but was the only Kyle and Cenni to get by. Kyle got by his brother cleanly, and after Cenni managed to truck in the field that did. On the restart lap, Naughton moved up to third, while Deegan muscle by as well, Todd had lost some momentum, which gave Renezeder a chance to make wa~ all the way back up to fourth in his #38 Rockstar/Makita Ford, and McGrath was up a run at him as well. Renezeder pulled alongside and then past LeDuc out of turn three, to fifth in the #2 Monster Energy/Toyo Tires Ford. The competition yellow came out soon and just like that, the young driver had gone from first to fourth thanks to one little afterwards, with Ampudia still leading MacCachren, Naughton, Deegan, and McGrath in mistake. LeDuc must've been frustrated, because he then turned too tight and was forced the top five. McGrath pulled into the hot pits under yellow, handing fifth to Geiser, and to drive up the inside barrier at turn four on the next lap. LeDuc ended up having to back on the restart lap, Adler got that spot for himself in the #10 4 Wheel Parts/Magnaflow down before he could get going, and that dropped him back to last place. Meanwhile, Performance Exhaust Ford. Up front, MacCachren was immediately putting the pressure Renezeder was now up to second, with Josh Merrell now running fifth in the #22 Hart and on Ampudia from the re-dropping of the green flag, but Ampudia was driving very well in Huntington/MavTV Ford. Cenni then went around in turn five, collecting Fortin in the defense of his lead, holding his lines and leaving no doors too far open. Adler then got into process on lap thirteen, and the running order in the top five was now Kyle LeDuc, Deegan in turn four, and while Deegan got away with no more than some lost ground, Renezeder, Merrell, Greg Adler (again filling in for Travis Coyne) in the #5 ProComp/ Adler lost a position to Geiser. Ampudia and MacCachren were still at it, as well, and after Team Associated Ford, and Curt LeDuc (Kyle and Todd's dad) in the #43 Rockstar/Makita • a bicycle in turn four cost MacCachren some ground, he was soon all over Ampudia's tail Ford. On lap 15, the senior LeDuc got by Adler on the front straight, but did so just as again, and with just two laps left, he was finally able to make a serious run on Ampudia. flames erupted from his right rear tire area. It looked as though is brakes had gotten so hot MacCachren got the inside line through turn one, and held the line all the way into turn that he'd caught his tire on fire, and although the fire seemed to be dying down afte~ a two, his best corner, where he used his preferred inside line to finally make the pass on couple of serious flare-ups, track officials took no chances and red flagged the race. LeDuc Ampudia, proving that patience can pay off, even in short course, and that clean passes are ended up being towed off the track, which moved Adler up to fourth again, with Todd still possible. From there, MacCachren went on to get the win, his fourth of the season, LeDuc now fifth. When green flag racing resumed, there were just two laps to go, and while Ampudia, as he had yesterday, suffered an apparent fuel pump issue on the last lap drivers were getting desperate. On the penultimate lap, Adler hit Merrell coming into turn today, and gave up two spots to Naughton and Deegan, who finished second and third, four, but only stopped himself, which dropped him back to seventh. Todd LeDuc and respectively. Ampudia still managed fourth place, though he must've been very frustrated; Fortin moved into fourth and fifth with just one lap to go, and on the final lap, Merrell's Geiser filled out the top five. With that, Round 12 comes to a close here in Surprise. The right rear tire let go, allowing LeDuc and Fortin to move up again, and dropping Merrell Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series will return in just six weeks' time, as we make our only down to seventh. Up front, Kyle LeDuc held off a late-race charge from,Renezeder to get visit of the season to Las Vegas, and the world-famous Las Vegas Motor Speedway, for the weekend sweep, racking up his fourth win of the season in the process. Second weru to Rounds 13 and 14 of the 2011 season. Only three rounds remain, and the drivers will be Renezeder, third to Todd LeDuc, fourth to Fortin (a great drive considering this was just sure to give their all in pursuit of those all-important championships, so you won't want to his second-ever race in this class), and fifth to Adler. Super Lite Following a great Pro 4 miss out on the spectacle that is Lucas Oil Off Road. Get your tickets now for Rounds 13 Unlimited race was another great race, this time in Super Lite. Yesterday's winner RJ .. and 14, November 5-6 in Vegas! Anderson was once again out front today, leading the field in his #37 Dethrone Racing/ Walker Evans Racing machine after the first lap. Chad George ran s<:_cond in the #42 KawasakVBull Outdoor Products truck, with Patrick Clark third in the #25 BFGoodrich Tires/Method Race Wheels entry, Austin Kimbrell fourth in the #88 Kimbrell Racing truck, and. Brent Fouch fifth in the #21 Forgiven Energy/Method Race Wheels machine. On the second lap, Kimbrell went wide and off the track coming out of turn four, and nearly collected Fouch in the process. Kimbrell and Fouch swapped places, but otherwise, the running order in the top five went unchanged through the competition yellow. Anderson, George, and Clark had been well clear out front, while Fouch and Kimbrell were in a close scrap for fourth in the first half of the race, but as the green waved again to signify that the second half was now underway, things changed quickly. On the restart lap, Clark got into Anderson and spun him off track as they exited turn four, and George and Fouch were right there to take advantage. George and Fouch zipped by° and into the top two spots, with Sheldon Creed now third in the #74 A.M. Ortega/Trench Shoring truck, Drew Britt fourth in the #7 Source Refrigeration and HVAC/Mickey Thompson entry, and Clark now down in fifth. Fouch then pulled off the track on lap nine, moving Creed up to second, Britt to third, Clark to fourth, and Jason Ellis to fifth in his #89 Dethrone Racing/ MavTV machine. Clark got up to third on the next lap, while Anderson was now up to fifth after charging back towards the front of the field. On the penultimate lap, Clark was finally given the black flag for having spun Anderson earlier on, which moved Britt to third once again, ahead of Anderson in fourth and Ryan Hagy in fifth. The top five held their places on the last lap, with George getting the win, his second of the season in this class. The most ADVENTURERS FROM 35 STATES, 15 COUNTRIES EXPECTED IN BAJA FOR 44TH ANNUAL TECATE SCORE BAJA 1000 -With all of the many other desert races seeming to serve as a prelude each year, motorsports enthusiasts from around the world are now turning their collective focus to the granddaddy of all desert races, the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. This year's internationally-televised 44th anniversary celebration will be a large loop race starting and finishing in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico as race week festivities will run from Nov. 16-20. With the season-finale of the five-race 2011 SCORE Desert Series starting on Friday, Nov. 18, official entry forms will be available on line starting Monday on the SCORE website at Entries from over 30 US States and 15 countries are expected to take the green flag in November, competing in 35 Pro and six Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs. The official course map for the 2011 will be released publically by SCORE CEO/ President Sal Fish on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Off-Road Expo in Pomona, Calif. The computerized drawing, by class, for starting positions, will be held in the SCORE headquarters in Los Angeles on Saturday, Oct. 15. "The Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 is our flagship event and although it takes more work to produce than the entire rest of our SCORE Desert Series, it is the 'Super Bowl' of our sport and we are privileged to be caretakers of such an amazing motorsports treasure," commented Fish, who has been leading SCORE since soon after it was founded in 1973. "Each year provides another magnificent chapter in the never-ending story of the fabled SCORE Baja 1000 and this year will add yet another dimension to the legend of this memorable event held on the northern part of Mexico's majestic Baja California peninsula." Page 41 October 2011 Dusty Times

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It's the oldest and most well known of all desert races, and it remains as the single most appealing accomplishment to a driver. Since 1967, the mother of all desert races has been run over the mysterious Baja California peninsula every year except 1974 when the international fuel crisis forced a cancellation. The Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 has captured the imagination of the entire world as entries have come not only from every state in the United States and the District of Columbia, but also has attracted racers from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, Guam, Guatemala, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Panama, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Uruguay, Yugoslavia as well as the host country of Mexico. The first known record run occurred in 1962. Dave Ekins and Bill Robertson Jr. timed their trip from Tijuana to La Paz on a pair of Honda 250 motorcycles. Ekins made it in 39 hours, 54 minutes, Robertson in less than an hour slower. There were no official timers, of course, and to establish that they had made the trip, the two motorcycle racers time-stamped a sheet of paper in the Tijuana telegraph office and time-stamped it again at the telegraph office when they arrived in La Paz. On the eve. of the 44th anniversary of this motorsports adventure, Ensenada Mayor Enrique Pelayo expressed the thoughts of his city regarding the race, saying, ."As Mayor of Ensenada, I want to tell you how excited we are and to personally welcome everyone to our city as well as to congratulate those that will be part of this year's 44th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. Sal Fish and SCORE desert racing are part of the foundation of our city and a vital part of our culture and our economy. We are excited to have this legendary race once again start and finish in the heart of Ensenada in front of the Riviera de! Pacifico Cultural Center and we look forward to your visits here for pre-running and the race itself to be enjoyable, safe and as always memorable." In its first 43 years, the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 has started 36 times in Ensenada, three times in Mexicali (1972, 1993, 1994), twice in Tijuana (1967, 1995) once in Santo Tomas (1998) and once in Ojos Negros (1999). The legendary race has finished in Ensenada 20 times, in La Paz 18 times, in Mexicali two times (1993, 1994), twice in Caho San Lucas (2000, 2007) and once in Ojos Negros (1999). Manufacturers, after-market companies and racers from around the world have followed the call to conquer the Baja and use this historic event as a proving ground for both man and machine. And none in those categories has done it any better than BFGoodrich Tires-24 overall 4-wheel vehicle wins, American Honda motorcycles-21 overall 2-wheel victories, the venerable 72-year-old Rod Hall who has driven a race truck in all 43 races and has an event-record 21 class wins and Southern California's second-generation desert racer Cameron Steele and his wife Heidi Steele are currently the only husband and wife who each races in the SCORE Baja 1000 in separate classes. From the heart of the South in Tennessee and Virginia, the RPM Offroad Team will have as many as seven entries in this year's historic race. Frank DeAngelo, BFG Tires Motorsports Manager, expounds easily when it comes to this race, commenting, "The Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 is the King of all Desert Races and BFGoodrich is proud to have been a part of this great event for the past 36 years. As the Official Tire of SCORE, BFGoodrich brings more than sponsorship dollars to the series and the event. BFG brings support to the racers with pitting, communications, contingency and tire service and BFG brings support to SCORE by providing support for mapping, OPS, race notes and the assisting with the event media center. "I think the course that Sal (Fish) has laid out for this year is going to be great for the competitors. It is easy to access, easy to pre-run and great for pitting. This should allow teams to race the biggest event of the season without breaking the bank to do it. "BFGoodrich Tires will be on-site providing five full service pits, radio and satellite communications for any teams racing on BFGoodrich tires. Each BFGoodrich pit will be staffed with mechanics, welders, fabricators, tire changes, gas men, medics and cooks to feed each crew of around 25 people per pit. BFG Teams can go to the SCORE web site or from October 15 to the November 4 to sign up for free pit support. Combine this type of support with the course Sal has laid out and it is a win-win for competitors. "Mexico is very, very special to the BFG brand, and a place where we have had great success winning 24 SCORE Baja 1000 races overall out of the last 25 years. Look at the sidewalls of our All Terrain T/ A KO and Mud Terrain T/ A MM2 tires. schools and training seminars along with my other business ventures, but what keeps my blood pumping so hard is just thinking about the SCORE Baja 1000. This race is the most unique, most challenging and most memorable of any desert race in the world and I challenge anyone to go and try it for themselves and see if they don't end up feeling the same way that I do about this monumental event." Both with class wins in the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, TV sports commentator Cameron Steele expresses his thoughts·regarding this amazing race, saying, "Our family races and there is nothing more special than our family heading across the border to participate in a SCORE Baja race. Heidi is working on winning her 4th SCORE championship and I am looking for my second class victory at the SCORE Baja 1000. This race is the most important event on the desert racing calendar and has no equal, in fact if you added all the other desert races together they would fail to amount to a mile of the 'Mil' in my opinion. To just race the SCORE Baja 1000 is a honor and it requires much luck to not have Baja get the better of you or your vehicle, if you can race clean then you can be concerned with all the other competitors and try and secure the top spot on the podium. "Baja is a magical place filled for us with epic challenges, devastating heartbreak, life changing triumph and the most spectacular miles of land anywhere on the planet. After traveling to places like Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Spain, the UK, Hawaii and others we have seen a bit of the world and know that no where has the convergence of life and challenge that this sliver of land offers to anyone willing to pull up to the start line at the SCORE Baja 1000. "When we heard of the general description of this year's SCORE Baja 1000 course lay out we were excited to know that the battle would take place on the world's toughest desert racing sections. There is no rougher and tougher challenge than that of the northern Baja but at the same time it allows for easy course recon and cost effective planning. What other course lay out would let you book nights on the Sea of Cortez in San Felipe and on the Pacific Ocean in Ensenada and also mix in stays at the legendary Mikes Sky Rancho." Among the many other committed teams to this year's race is the RPM Offroad Team of Bristol, Tenn. RPM continues to record impressive results with four entries in Laughlin with three class wins, five entries in San Felipe in March with two more class wins, five entries in Ensenada with three additional class wins and seven entries in San Felipe in September with two more class wins. With two lead drivers, Justin Matney, of Bristol, Tenn., leads the 2011 SCORE point standings in both Class 8 in a Chevy Silverado and Class 11 in a Stock VW Sedan while teammate Clyde Stacy, of Bristol, Va., leads Class 4 in a PSD-Chevy and he also is a rookie in SCORE Trophy-Truck. Marney's father John Matney won the Stock Full class in San Felipe in March to go with Stacy's Class 4 win. In Ensenada, Matney won both Class 8 and Class 11 while Stacy won again in Class 4. In the recent San Felipe race, Matney won Class 8 .and Stacy won Class 4. "SCORE Baja racing is our test proving grounds for the numerous aftermarket products we carry in our superstore in Bristol," said Justin Matney, just 25. "There is nothing like the SCORE Baja 1000 anywhere in the world and we look forward to November when we will have five entries for sure and maybe seven like in San Felipe earlier this month. It's all that much more research and development." In addition to season class point championships, the racers are also competing for part of the nearly $400,000 in cash purse and contingency postings for the race. Drivers in the Pro car and truck classes are also attempting to earn prestigious SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards given to all Pro car and truck class drivers who complete every required mile of the five-race season. Being presented by Toyota Motorsports for the 26th consecutive year, a total of 27 drivers remain eligible after Round 4 of the 2011 SCORE Desert Series. Racers are also competing for the annual SCORE Off-Roadsman of the Year awards, including the MasterCraft Safety SCORE Rookie of the Year award. Tecate Beer is the title sponsor of the 44th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. For more information, contact SCORE at its Los Angeles headquarters 818.225.8402 or visit the official website of the 2011 SCORE Desert Series at Entry forms available at http://www. for internationally televised granddaddy of all desert races; Computerized drawing for start positions, by class, for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs on Saturday, Oct. 15. l'lred 0, It 1111'1 They all say Baja Champions. Baja is our proving grounds and we thank Sal and everyone at SCORE for making the SCORE Baja 1000 the premier event that it is. We look forward to this year's SCORE Baja 1000 and hope that with what Sal has done to make this event affordable and logistically easier to compete in will encourage record entries and maybe even bring some of those older vehicles out of the garage to experience another adventure of a lifetime." American Honda motorcycles are the winningest in the history of the world's great desert race with 21 overall two-wheel vehicle titles including 14 straight. Leading the factory Honda program in SCORE Baja racing now is the legendary 11-time overall SCORE Baja 1000 winner Johnny Campbell, San Clemente, Calif., and his JCR/Honda race team. Since stepping down as a regular rider, Campbell's two-team effort has produced the overall 2-wheel winners the last two years. "Everything we do, -all of our racing all year long, is centered around one thing-to be the best at the SCORE Baja 1000 every year," said Campbell. "We are always excited for the opportunity to be in Baja. Our main focus every year is anchored by our ultimate goal to finish 1-2 in the SCORE Baja 1000. It takes a tremendous amount of preparation, perseverance, amazing equipment and dedicated pit support to compliment great riders to make it all come together in the toughest race in the universe. For up to 40 other teams, we offer JCR/Honda Pit Program with 15 or 16 full pits and about 80 crew members for this year's race for teams that sign up through" Both riding on identical Honda CRF450X motorcycles, the two JCR/Honda teams are led by riders of record Kendall Norman, Santa Barbara, Calif. and Colton Udall, San Clemente, Calif .. Hall, of Reno, Nev., is truly a pioneer in the sport and while he may be 'mostly retired' from racing as a septuagenarian, the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 remains on his annual racing calendar. Like he did last year, he will be teamed with his sons Josh and Chad in the featured SCORE Trophy-Truck in a Chevy Silverado rally race truck. The elder statesman of Rod Hall racing will also race in the Stock Full class in a Hummer Hl, trying to earn double class wins like he did in 2009. Between them, the Halls of a SCORE-record 33 class wins in the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 with Chad having eight and Josh four in addition to Rod Hall's record 21 class wins. "Some people like to say that 'Rod is older than dirt,' but I just like to say that I am comfortable in my own skin," says 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. the affable Rod Hall. "I have learned many life lessons and seen many changes in desert racing through four decades but probably the most import one is that 'in order to finish first, you must first finish' and I think Call (760) 345-6124 I have learned that lesson pretty well. I keep very busy with instructional Dusty Times October 2011 Page 42

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