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2011 Volume 28 Number 2 Dusty Times Magazine

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... Volume 28 -Number 2 -February 2011 S2.50 ISSN8750-1732 Celeb,at'ing ou, 2s~h Yea, OF se,viee ___ Ti_o_ ~_'ll_e OFF Road communit'y •• .. .. .. covering the world of competition in the dirt •••

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Page2 ''' • e· I •/' t' • '' 0 t j ' •I• • o,,, • • tD ttlURSE D£KXJMl80 POSLICO ""AA ~ 1'UNSTICA OE ICAL ~ ~..___. 2011 MEXICAN 1000 RALLY May 4-8, 2011 Me1icali-Bahi'.i de ln'> Angales-Lrreto-la Paz JOIN ~~HE _LEG@$ __ AID) _LIV].: YQt.TR __ ~A,t1-~_J)MAJ1S,1 Come join the ultimate Baja Social Club in the 2011 Mexican 1000. Registration is now open and you still have time until the green flag drops for our three day rally down the legendary Baja peninsula. You still have time! Open to all pre-1991 vintage cars/trucks/motorcyles and true alternative fuel vehicles. It's all the fun of Baja racing without the pressure or need for massive support te8.Jlls, .. REGIST~ NOW to secure your place in our ama~ing 2011 event! Questions? Just call us or visit our website for all the details and updated info. AST. See you in Baja. Ole! National Off 'J"8d Racl~g AssociatiOn Sincf 1967 FORGING TQE FUTURE. February 2011 Dusty Times ,c.

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Volume 28 - Number 2 February 2011 DllliYlil■II 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 Roc!Koch Byrle Moore Steve Ruddick Maurice Selden Darryl Smith Tony Tellier Trackside Photo Art Director Larry Worsham B.O.R.E. Subscription Rat~: $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 ••• The 1983 HORA Nissan Classic was host to a whole bunch of contingency and race folks, this bird's-eye view gives you an idea of how many folks were in attendance. DUSTY TIMES will feature pictures of similar "funnies" or woes on this page each month. Send us your snapshot of something comic or some disaster for consideration. DUSTY TIMES will pay $10 for the picture used. If you wish the photo returned, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Only prints up to 8xl0 or electronic media submitted via email will be considered. In This Issue ... FEATURES SNORE Rage At The River by Alan Madden ....................................... 8 SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge by Judy Smith ............................. 18 Lucas Oil At Firebird by ] Preston Bradshaw ........................................ 24 CODE Race Ready 275 by] Preston Bradshaw .................................... 30 VORRA At Prairie City by Troy Robinson .......................................... 34 Rock Racing 101 by Tammie Wise ....................................................... 38 IIEPAR'IIIENTS Happenings .......................................................................................... 5 Trail Notes ........................................................................................... 6 Checkers Newsletter ......................................................................... 40 Good Stuff Directory ........................................................................ 42 Classified Ads .................................................................................... 4 7 Index To Advertisers .......................................................................... 4 7 ON THE COVER Jimmy Knuckles had a mighty fine SNORE Rage At The River weekend, Jimmy took the Unlimited Truck win both days an he was a really happy camper. Photo by Alan Madden Bryce Menzies (left) took the overall honors in his Ford F-150 Trophy Truck at the SCORE visit to Laughlin, Jesse Jones, also in a Ford F-150 was the silver medal winner. Photo by Trackside Photo Visit Our at Su.l-4,e,z,tl-e 7~ to DUSTY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRYII □ 1 year -$25.00 □ 2 years·-$40.00 □ 3 years -$55.00 (to subscribe online go to □ NEW □ RENEWAL City ____________________ _ State. ________________ Zip _______ _ Primary Interest Cars D Trucks D Motorcycles D Send check or money order to: DUSTY TIMES 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311 Canadian • 1 year $30.00 US - Overseas subscription rates upon request Dusty Times February 2011 Page3

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2011 Happenings ... lOK FoUR WHEELERS P.O. Box36 CLEVES, OHIO 45002 <4x4> (All events staged at the club grounds in Cle.ies. Ohio) 4x4 FoREVER, Lrn. 1665 DELA.WARE ST. 0sHKOSH, WI 54901 AMERICAN RALLY SPORT GROUP, INc. 3650 SotJTH POINTE CIRCLE, Sum 205 LAUGHLIN, NV 89208 (702) 298-8171/FAX: (702) 521-0597 <web'>port-group.htm. E Mail: AMERICAN TRIALS ASSOCIATION AMA Obsenied Trials Southern California Championship Series BILL MARl<uM, 2010 i>RE.sIDENT (909) 860-1857 24 HR HOTLINE, 2010 (714) 562-7742 E MAIL: sMARK909@AOL.COM <> AsOCIACION EsTATAL DE AUTOMOVILISMO SAM l.AsELL, TECH INSPECTOR APTo42 SAN JOSE DEL CABO BAJA CALIFORNIA DEL SUR. MEXICO AUSTRALIAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSIUP DARRYL SMITH 19 SoMERS ST. CASHMERE, QUEENSLAND, 4500, AUSTRALIA DUSTY TIMES AUTOCROSS QUEBEC OFF ROAD CJ..Ass 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 for 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 Racewa-J, Lakeside, CA BBM MARKETING PROMOTIONS Off Road Short Coune 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 <> March 4, 5, 6 2011 Gpr Stabilizers Laughlin U.S. Hare Scrambles "the Most Technical Desert Race In The U.S." Laughlin, NV Motorcycle Points Onl1 -No Pre-Fun Run March 25-27 2011 Motion Pro Nevada "200" Trail Ride (Non-Competitiue Euent) "an Epic Off-Road Aduenture" Caliente, Nv ~Mc Onl1 -Invitation Onl1 -No Points -Call For More Information April 29-30, May 1, 2011 Bilek Racing Silver State "300" "the American Adventure Continues" Points For All Classes -Pre-Fun Run April May 13- 15 2011 Epic Racing Bluewater Gran Prix "the Superstar Of Gran Prix Races" Parker, Az Motorcycle, Quad & Utv Points Onl1 (Mini Race) -No Pre-Fun Run Dusty Times August 18- 20, 2011 Tsco "vegas To Reno" "the Longest Off-Road Race In The United States" Points For All Classes • No Pre-Fun Run October 14-16 2011 Bluewater Desert Challenge "the American Challenge Continues" Parker, Az Car/Truck & Utv Points Onl1 · No Pre-Fun Run December 2-4 2011 Transwest Ford Henderson "250" "a Classic Off-Road Race" Henderson, Nv Points For 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 Cit1, CA BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY R.R.3 BRIGHTON, ONTARIO, CANADA KOK-lH0 (613) 475-1102/FAX (613) 475-3250 CAJOR CLUB AUTOMOVILISTA ]UARENSE DE CHAMPIONSIUP OFF-ROAD RACING 7210 GATEWAY EAST EL PASO, TX 79915 (915) 593-4848 RALPH GARCIA 011-52-16-17-45-42 CESAR FUENTES CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES <> February 2011 March 3-6, 2011 Desert Storm Rally (1,2,3) Blythe, CA April 9, 2011 High Desert Trails Rally,(3) Ridgecrest, CA May 21, 2011 Plan B Rally (3) Indio, CA June 18-19, 2011 Idaho Rally (2,3) Boise, ID July 8-9, 2011 North Nevada Rally (2,3) Lovelock, NV August 6, 2011 Mendocino Rally (2) Ukiah, CA August 27, 2011 Gorman Ridge Rally (3) Frazier Park, CA September JO-October 1, 2011 Prescott Rally (2,3) Prescott, AZ November 5, 2011 Seed 9 Rally (2) Jean, NV CANNING ATTRACTIONS P.O. Box400 MAYWOOD, CA 90270 (323) 560-SHOW CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box645 PIERRE, SD 57501 DAVE ADAMS (PILOTS AND BAJAS) (605) 224-9481 DoN ENGLEMAN (BIKES) (605) 224-4967 CHAMPLAIN VALLEY RACING ASSOCIATION C.J. RICHARDS P.O. Box332 FAIR HAVEN, VT 05743 (802) 265-8618 CLAIRTON HI-JACKERS l.C.O. TOM DELAUDER SR 1091 TWP. LINE ROAD C1ntinu1d 1n p1g1 6 Pages

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Trail Notes ... BEST IN THE DESERT -Best In The Desert Racing Association Proudly Announces Purvines Racing pays Bonus Money to Pro Motorcycle Classes. Best In The Desert Racing Association announces today big bonus money paid in the Pro Motorcycle Class for the 2011 "The American Off-Road Racing Series" by Ron Purvines and Purvines Racing. Ron Purvines has raced with Best In The Desert for the past 33 years. In fact, Best In The Desert has a photo of Ron in the first race program for the Las Vegas "400" in 1977. Ron has won many Class Championships and took another championship this past year with his son Jeremy in the 250 Expert Class. Ron has raced with more # 1 red plates than any other color, a true off-road racing champion. Needless to say, Ron loves the desert and has a passion for the sport of long distance off-road racing and feels it's time to give back; this is his way of giving back to the sport and elevating the Motorcycle Pro Classes. In fact, this is Ron's first year off of active racing and is his retirement from racing. Purvines Racing is sponsoring six (6) motorcycle classes for the 2011 racing year. Purvines Racing is entering Open Pro N7 David Pearson, 250 Pro X7 Jeremy Purvines, 0-30 Pro P7 David Fry, 0-40 Pro C7 Scott Glimp, Ironman Expert 07 Chris Fry, Open Expert 337 Clint Braun. Good luck to the Purvines Racing Team! Best In The Desert Open Pro Motorcycle Bonus Money -1st Overall -$2500 guaranteed, 1st 250 Pro -$1000 guaranteed, must have 3 in class start race, 1st 0-30 Pro -$1000 guaranteed, must have 3 in class start race, 1st 0-40 Pro - $ 1000 guaranteed, must have 3 in class start race. Purvines Racing is guaranteeing the purse. We all owe Ron a big thank you and congratulations for stepping up and giving back to the sport he loves, long distance off-road desert racing. Make sure to give a thumbs up to the Lucky #7's when they fly by! For more information contact: Best In The Desert Racing Association Ron Purvines 3475 Boulder Highway Purvines Racing Las Vegas, NV 89121 (702) 457-5775 (702) 641-2431 fax KING SuocKs/KING OF THE HAMMERS - Every year the King of the Hammers event and the Ultra4 racing series gets bigger and better. The same is true for King Shocks. Not only will King Shocks be posting a $4000.00 cash bonus to the team who wins K.O.H. on Kings and a substantial discount for racers who purchase shocks for the Ultra4 series but King will also be the Official shock of Ultr4 racing. Like last year, King will be on the lake bed at Hammertown the entire week of King of the Hammers conducting tuning sessions free of charge for King Shocks equipped competitors in the last chance qualifier, the UTV race and the main event. King Shocks and Ultra4 racing are a perfect match. Ultra4 competition has become a breeding ground for innovative vehicle design.•Its unique format and challenging courses not only test the mettle of drivers and crew but also designers, fabricators and parts suppliers too. King Shocks has been at the forefront of damping technology and shock design since we first opened our doors. King has a long list of custom design solutions that have been forged in the heat of competition in the harshest environments on the planet. King's goal is make you a contender every time out. King offers unparalleled customer support that includes in the field testing and tuning. We look forward to working with Ultra4 competitors to provide damping solutions for their unique brand of racing. Contact King Shocks today to find out how you can qualify for the winners bonus and the Ultra4 discount pricing. INAUGURAL FIESTA SPORT TROPHY SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED -Dearborn, Mich. (12/17/ 2010) -Ford Racing and RallyCar announced today that the inaugural Fiesta Sport Trophy championship for the United States will kick off June 3 at the Susquehanna Trail Performance Rally in Wellsboro, Pa., and comprise of seven events during four weekends, culminating at the Lake Superior Rally in Oct. 15. The winner of the Fiesta Sport Trophy Championship will receive a ride in a Fiesta R2 at the 2011 Rally Great Britain. Sanctioned by RallyCar, the Fiesta Sport Trophy championship will run as part of RallyCar's 2WD class at four events. Each day of competition will represent a round of the FST championship. June 3 Susquehanna Trail Performance Rally, Wellsboro, Pa. June 4 Susquehanna Trail Performance Rally, Wellsboro, Pa. July 15 New England Forest Rally, Newry, Maine. July 16 New England Forest Rally, Newry, Maine. Aug. 26 Ojibwe Forest Rally, Bemidji, Minn. Aug. 27 Ojibwe Forest Rally, Bemidji, Minn. Oct. 15 Lake Superior Performance Rally, Houghton, Mich. FIESTA SPORT TROPHY -Ford Motor Company has always supported customers and enthusiasts who enjoy their Ford products in performance settings," said Jamie Allison, director, Ford North America Motorsports. "Ford Racing's partnerships with Miller Motor Sports Park for the Mustang Driving Experience and recently with Team O'Neil Driving School for the Fiesta Rally Experience have been at the forefront of this effort. The Fiesta Sport Trophy championship is the next step in the process giving enthusiasts an opportunity to compete in their Fiesta." J.B. Niday, Managing Director of RallyCar said, "Ford Fiesta and the Fiesta Sport Trophy bring world class interest to RallyCar's two-wheel drive competition." He added, "Ever since Fiesta was introduced there have been a number of teams and competitors which have expressed interest in both the Fiesta and now the Fiesta Sport Trophy championship. I believe this is only the beginning of a long relationship for RallyCar, Ford Racing, and the U.S. rally community." FIESTA R2 Ford Racing Performance Group announced at earlier this year at the Specialty Equipment and Manufacturers Association gathering that it was· bringing the M Sport developed Fiesta R2 package stateside to let enthusiasts turn their five-door Fiesta into a Fiesta R2 that's ready to compete on the roads of RallyCar's Rally America National Championship. The R2 package offers a series of performance upgrades including powertrain enhancements to the 1.6-liter Ti-VCT four-cylinder engine to deliver 168 horsepower and 134 lb.-ft. of torque. Other upgrades include: a Five-speed Sadev sequential gearbox w1th flat shift gear cut U Reiger adjustable dampers with Eibach· springs U Ventilated disc brakes with AP four-piston competition calipers. Team O'Neil Rally School in New Hampshire is official reseller for the Fiesta R2 rally. Team O'Neil also offers Ford Racing Fiesta Rally Experience, the only rally experience offered by a manufacturer in North America, and that provides aspiring rally drivers with the opportunity to Page& WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 Short Course off Road Racing At Har-rison County Fair Grounds. Cadiz. OH Cum AuTOMOVILISTICA SAN QUINTIN CALLE 6TA FRAcc Co. DE SAN Qu1NTIN SAN QUINTIN, BC, MEXICO HERACLIO PATINO (011 52 616-5-22-07) Cum AuTOMOVILisnco SAN VICENTE San Vicente Off Road ENSENADA, BC, MEXICO USA JAN WRIGHT (011 52 61746834) RAM6N CASTRO & RUBEN ACEVEDO (61637/ 7 0034) CMC CONTINENTAL MoTOSPORT Cum 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 011-52-686-553-4087 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 0ll-52-65-66-4458 CORR SERIES 270 NEWPORT CEITTER DR., Sum 100 NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660 866-501-CORR CORVA 1500 WEST EL CAMINO, Sum 352 SACRAMENTO, CA 95833 1-800-42 CORVA EXT 42 Fax (818) 957-4435 CRS CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES <www, D&T PROMOTIONS DAVE VAN DEREN 2405 BAKER AVE. EVERETT, WA 98201 (206) 339-9079 (All events at Hannigan race track, Bellingham, WA-or Thurston Counr:y ORV Park, Ol1mpia, WA) DAKAR RALLY DARREN SKILTON BAJA AUTOMOTIVE ADVENTURES 455 E. OcEAN BLVD., Sum 208 LoNG BEACH, CA 90802 (562) 755-2278/FAX: (562) 590-7925 <> DECATUR Foua WHEEL DRIVE Cum DECATUR, TX 76234 ToMALLEN (800) 662-3649/(214) 641-2090 DESERT STEEL MoTORSPORTS 1863 COMMANDER 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 FNsFNADA BAJA OFF RoAD RACING Av. REFORMA 1136 ENSADA, BC, MX 0ll-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 0ll-52-646-176-6230 FORDA FLORIDA OFF ROAD DRIVER'S ASSOCIATION JASON LEIBIN (727) 376-4176 February 2011 7 Mar, Apr, Ma1, Noo at Davidson Racewa1 L.I.T.R.E. FUDPUCKER RACING TEAM JEFF ELROD (408) 926-0522 1855 PARKWAY DRIVE J1MARUTA s. EL MOITTE, CA 91733 ( 408) 24 7-4402 626-442-9320/ 959-579-6151FAx LOORRS GENERAL TIRE LUCAS OIL OFF RoAD RAcING SERIES TROPHYLITE SERIES March 12, 2011 DRIVE RACING ORGANIZATION Round 1 760-352-6020 Firebird International Raceway Las Vegas, NV Chandler, AZ GLEN HELEN OFF-ROAD BAJA March 13, 2011 Round 2 CUP CHALLENGE SERIES Firebird International Raceway PO Box6950 Chandler, AZ SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92412 April 16, 2011 CoN:rACT: Boa BEYER, OFF-ROAD D1REc-Round 3 TOR Speedworld Off Road Park PHONE: (909) 815-5811 Surprise, AZ April 17, 2011 April 9, 2011 Round 4 Day Race Speedworld Off Road Park July 9, 2011 Surprise, AZ Night Race May 21, 2011 August 27, 2011 Round 5 Day Race Glen Helen Raceway December 17, 2011 San Bernardino, CA Night Race May 22, 2011 Short course, stadium and desert race Round 6 classes Glen Helen Raceway GLEN HELEN BAJA CUP San Bernardino, CA June 25, 2011 CHALLENGE SERIES Round 7 PO Box6950 Miller Motorsports Park SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92412 Tooele, UT CONTACT: Boa BEYER, June 26, 2011 OFF-ROAD DtRECTOR Round 8 PHONE: (909) 815-5811 Miller Motorsports Park Tooele, UT April 9, 2011 August 6, 2011 Day Race Round 9 July 9, 2011 Glen Helen Raceway Night Race San Bernardino, CA. August 27, 2011 August 7, 2011 Day Race Round 10 December 17 Glen Helen Raceway Night Race San Bernardino, CA September 24, 2011 GORRA Round 11 GEORGIA OFF RoAD Speedworld Off Road Park RACING ASSOCIATION Surprise, AZ 420 HOSEA ROAD Septembert. 25, 2011 LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30245 Round 12 (404) 963-0252 Speedworld Off Road Park Surprise, AZ GPORRA November 5, 2011 GREAT PLANES OFF,-ROAD Round 13 RACING ASSOCIATION Las Vegas Motor Speedway ..; TIM HODGE Las Vegas, NV (402) 991-6048 November 6, 2011 ScOTTMORROW Round 14 (816) 792-2126 Las Vegas Motor Speedway (All races are short course, stadium scyle Las Vegas, NV Classes, 2010 Sportsman, 1/2-1600, December 10, 2011 5-1600, Sport Truck, Quads, Tough Truck Round 15 Nebraska Racewa1 Park, Exit 420 on 1-80 Firebird International Raceway between Omaha and Lincoln.) Chandler, AZ For latest info check December 11, 2011 <> The Lucas Oil Challenge Cup Firebird International HIGH PLAINS OFF ROAD RACING Raceway 2000 W. QUINCY AVENUE #B Chandler, AZ ENGLEWOOD, CO 80110 MAMARRITA OFF ROAD RACING 303-806-8062/ 303-781-0974 fax LUIS CARLOS AlVAREZO INTERNATIONAL lcE RACING PANAMERICANA AVE #5105 AssocIATION Co. JUAREZ, CHIH., MX P.O. Box 8105 011-52-1637-1799 ST. PAUL, MN 55108 MICHIGAN BUGGY BUILDERS STEVE BEDDOR Dune Buggy Trade Show (612) 937-3816/ Fax 474-2769 (517) 543-7214 INTER-Snows MoTORSPORTS <> PRoMoTioNs, INc. MICHIGAN OFF ROAD P.O. Box 2910 CHAMPIONSHIPS MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690 (949) 582-2371 M.T.B. Enterprises Inc. 15529 JONES ROAD ]EEPSPEED GRAND LEDGE, ML 48837 1826 N. WINDES (517) 627-6200 ORANGE, CA 92869 Motorcycles, Quads, ATVs and Pilots 714-538-7434/ fax 714-633-1724 only Sept 10-11, 2010 MAORA MORE Chilli CookOff 250 Lucerne Valley, CA Mm-AMERICA Dec 3-4, 2010 OFF ROAD ASSOCIATION BITD Jeepspeed Challenge Finals P.O. Box 664 TBA GREENUP, IL 62428 KAMI.OOPS OFF ROAD RACING (217) 962-1318 E-MAIL: Whispering Pines Sports <> & Recreation Center MDR PRODUCTIONS KAMLOOPS, BC, CANADA OFF-ROAD RACING SERIES Mike Strange (250) 573-4003 1853 PARKWAY DRIVE, 2010 SolITH EL MONTE, CA 91733 LAS VEGAS SANDSPORTS & PHONE: (626) 142-9320 OFFROAD EXPO FAX: (626) 579-6051 (626) 961-3782 E-Mail: <> <> <> 20 I I California Championship Series 201 I Superstition Championship Series Dusty Times

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All Races 2010 at Plaster Cicy, M.O.R.E. MoJA VE OFF RoAD RACING ENTHUSIASTS P.O. Box 1231 BARSTOW, CA 92312 760-253-4453 < Jan 22, 2011 2 Loop Short Course Barstow, CA March 19, 2011 Balls Out 250 May 21, 2011 Royal Purple's Memorail Day 500 July 16, 2011 Kar Tek's Freedom 250 September 10, 2011 Kartek Chili Cook Off 250 October 8, 2011 6th Annual Powder Puff 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 ThIALs SERIES B1uMARKHAM (909) 860-1857 <> Al! e11ents at Perris Racewa, (At Reed Valley with a school) NATIONAL Mun RAcING AssN. RT. #l, 2010 Box 380 DAVE OR MARLENE RYAN PALATKA, FL 32177 (904) 325-5422 NATIONAL Tm1i TRucK AssN. Butch Chapin Motorsports Promo-tions 1404 EAST 3RD STREET HAsnNGS, MN 55033-1415 (612) 437-2459 NOORA NORTHERN Omo OFF RoAD RAcING AssN. GARY WULFF (724) 283-2678 E-MAIL <> Buggies, Pilot/Odysseys, Trucks, Quads (Spring Valley Rae~, on route 518, 20 minutes SW of Lisbon, OH) (Thunder Valley located 15 minutes from Spring Valley) NORRA NATIONAL OFF RoAD RAcING Assoc1ATION (661) 268-1232 May 4-8, 2011 2011 Mexican 1000 Rally OFFRoADEXPo SPIN CoMMUNICATIONS (415) 380-3890 OFF RoAD RAcING AssoclATION Volunteered Series PRESIDENT, 2010 GEOFF LEE 1243 TRICE ROAD LEBANON, TN 37087 (615) 453-5830 C!ASS REP., 2010 1/2-1600 BRUCE MEYERS (865) 453-1005 C!ASS REP., 2010 9 & UNLTD. MICHAEL MOORE (334) 271-7035 OUTLAW REP. DoN PONDER (314) 631-8190 (All Race.s at Wheeling in the County 900 Acres) Omo OFF RoADERS I.Ne. 1427 GosHEN H1us RoAD S.E. NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO 44663 JIM l<ENDEL (216) 339-4674 All races held at Harrison ~ County Fairgrounds. Cadiz, Ohio ONTARIO OFF ROAD RAcERS AssOCIATION RICK T!CHBOURNE, Puauc RELATIONS (519)-681-4192(H)/(519) 457-2913(W) OUTLA w SEVEN PICKUP 9269 UMMELMAN ST. LouIS, MO 63123 (314) 631-8140/Fax: ((314) 631-1921 Dusty Times PACE MOTOR SPORTS U.S. Off Road Championship 495 N. CoMMONS DRIVE AURORA, IL 60504 (630) 566-6100 <> PENNsn v ANIA SHORT CoURSE RACING SMITHTON HOLE RACEWAY 313 SKYLINE DRIVE SMITHTON, PA. 15479 MIKE GEISER 330-683-6263 Short Course Offroad Racing All Races At Smithton Hole Raceway PlKEs PEAK P.O. Box 6962 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80934 (719) 685-4400 PINE BARRENS ROUGH RIDERS OFF RoAD RAcING CHATSWORTH, NJ (856) 875-7591 PRoTRUCK PROTRUCK MANAGEMENT INC. 11409 PINEHURST DR. LAKESIDE, CA 92040 (619) 885-4458 PRo 1600 SHOOTOUT CoREYGOJN 559-647-6132 GOINRACIN@HOTMAlL.COM PURE ENERGY PROMOTIONS P.O. 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Box 10 OROS!, CA 93647 (559) 528-6279 (559) 528-9749 FAX <> SOUTHERN SHORT COURSE OFF ROAD RACING ASSN. 4305 WOOTLARK DRIVE TAMPA FL 33624 (813) 962-2857 (All Race.sat Eastba1 Racewa1, Tampa, FL) TRAXXAS TORC SERIES Apr 30-May 1, 2011 Cycle Ranch San Antonio, TX May 28-29, 2011 Red BudMX Buchanan, Ml June 18-19, 2011 Crandon Off Road Crandon, W1 June 26, 2011 Pikes Peak International* Colorado Springs, CO July 22 -23, 2011 Charlotte Motor Speedway Charlotte, NC Aug 13-14, 2011 Bark River Off Road Bark River, Ml Sept 3-4, 2011 Crandon Off Road Crandon, W1 Septl5,2011 Chicagoland Speed SUPER SERIES (PTY) LTD. P.O. Box 706 TovsFoRToTs (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 Continued on page 33 February 2011 Trail Notes ... learn how to drive on a rally course in a Fiesta. "The R2 kit provides a fantastic performance and dynamic upgrade for the already strong and light Fiesta platform, transforming it into an instantly competitive and durable rally car," said Tim O'Neil, founder and president. "We're really excited to be able to offer this to North American rally drivers." The Fiesta Sport Trophy championship will be supported by a contingency fund for competitors. Ford North America Motorsports, based in Dearborn, Mich., is responsible for major racing operations in North America, including NASCAR (Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series, Camping World Trucks), Grand American sports car racing, NHRA drag racing, RallyCar and USAC midget car racing. The department also oversees the development and marketing of Ford Racing Engines and Performance Parts, the outreach programs with all Ford Clubs and Ford enthusiasts, and the marketing of the Ford Racing brand. For more information regarding Ford Racing's activities, please visit About RallyCar, Inc. -Based in Golden Valley, Minn., RallyCar sanctions the premier performance rally series in the United States, the Rally America National Championship Series. In 2010, RallyCar is conducting six National Championship events at venues across the country, from Olympia, Washington to Newry, Maine. RallyCar competitors reach speeds of well over 100 mph in modified street cars on natural-terrain courses consisting of gravel, dirt or snow. Additionally, through a partnership with ESPN, qualifying RallyCar drivers are invited to compete in ESPN's Summer X Games 16, the annual leading action-sports event that's broadcast live on ESPN. 8 8 MILES FROM HEAVEN ON DIRT -Third Annual Off-Road Swap Meet and Expo presented by Midwest Off-Road Racing. When: April 9, 2010 10am -5pm. Where: Kip & Donna's Fly Way, 3080 Cty. Hwy. EE Abrams, WI (920) 826-7711. Get together before the 2011 race season gets going. Meet with your fellow racers, as well as Off-Road Vendors, Circle Track Vendors, Media Companies, Manufacturer's Representatives, Sanctioning Body Representatives, and more! Clear out your trailer, clear out your garage, and sell the stuff you don't need at the Outdoor Swap Meet. Catch a seminar by some of our vendors. Last years companies in eluded: Innovative Safety Products, Safety Solutions, McKenzies Midwest, RaceComm, Coleman, TORC, and Phil's Inc. Bring your camper and stay over Friday and /or Saurday night. The Fly Way has ample camping space. It's free both nights! Don't forget the Fly Away offers a full menu in its restaurant, as well as a well stocked bar. Cost/ Fees ~ $5 per person. 2011 MORR MEMBERS only $3. Outdoor Swap Meet Space (20'x20') - $25. Indoor Vendor Space (5' x 10') -$40. Deadline for Registration is April 1, 20iO. After April 1, 2010 additional Swap Meet and Vendor Late Registration Fee: $10. Contact Don Demeny for questions and more information at (920) 37 3-1981 or email: or visit: http://www.midwest-offroadracing. com/ expo201 l.htm TRAILGLOW LIGHTING RENEWS SUPPORT FOR ROSE RACING -January 24, 2011, Barstow, Calif. -Trai!Glow Lighting, a leader in electroluminescent lighting systems for the racing community, announced today that it is renewing its support for Rose Racing in 2011. Trai!Glow's INERGY lighting systems greatly increase visibility during night races. In addition to number panels, the company produces custom illuminated decals, pit signs and illuminated pit crew, media and staff vests. "We put our truck on its side at night at the 2008 Vegas to Reno race," said team owner Steve Rose. "We damaged the battery and lost radio communications. Fortunately, we were running our TrailGlow number panels off a battery pack. We found the truck quickly, got it repaired and got back in the race. Without them, we might not have found the truck and team for hours." Rose started on the drag racing circuit in the '70s, shifting to dirt track racing in 2005, taking the Victorville Speedway championship in 2005. The team won its first off road race -the 2005 MORE Powder Puff Race -shortly after purchasing a 7S truck, went on to win the MORE Toys for Tots race the same year. Rose and driver Robbie Cockrell won their class in the MORE series in 2007 and 2009 and in 2010 took class wins at Battle at Primm, Vegas to Reno and Rage at the River, with a career total of 23 wins in 28 races. "Steve is a phenomenal competitor, we're proud to support his racing program and are looking forward to more podium finishes in 2011," said TrailGlow president Paul Lukey. TrailGlow Lighting is a leader in electroluminescent lighting systems for the racing community. TrailGlow provides custom lighting systems, including INERGY number panels and decals that greatly increase visibility and safety during night racing. The company has its headquarters in Barstow, California. For more information, visit them online at or call 877-760-4569. SCORE INTERNATIONAL ADDS FOUR CLASSES including three Forced-air induction classes for SCORE Desert Series. New SCORE classes: Class 2, Class 2-D, SCORE Extreme Lite, SCORE Ultra Green; SCORE modifies rules in Classes 8, 10, 7-2, 4, 22, 21, 25, 24, SPT M/C<, SPT M/C>. Continuing its position as the innovator and the leader in cutting-edge development for the sport of desert racing, SCORE International CEO/ President Sal Fish has announced that SCORE has added four classes and modified 10 others among its 34 Pro and six Sportsman racing classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs in the five-race SCORE Desert Series. Celebrating its 38th year as the organizer and promoter of the World's Foremost Desert Racing Series, SCORE, based in Los Angeles, has introduced Class 2, Class 2-D, SCORE Extreme Lite and the SCORE Ultra Green and made modifications in existing the following existing classes: Class 8, Class 10, Class 7-2, Class 4, Class 22, Class 21, Class 25, Class 24, SPT WC< and SPT W C>. "SCORE has proudly been the pioneer in our sport of desert racing, from introducing classes, safety guidelines and continues to be at the forefront of expanding technology and increasing innovation," commented Fish, who has led SCORE since soon after it was founded in 1973. "These new classes will allow SCORE to remain current with the demands of the racing enthusiasts as well as cultural advancements within the industry. 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RAGE AT THE RIVER Knuckles Takes It All Text & Photos: Alan Madden Jimmy Knuckles was the big winner at SNORE's Rage At The River, he was 1st overall on time and had eight minutes on his competition. The "Rage on the River" took place on the 11th and 12th of December 2010. This was the last race of the six-race SNORE season. But this was not your Dad's-old Laughlin course. Although it did share some of the same features, this 14.6-mile course did have a number of unique miles not shared with that other unnamed organization from Southern California. It is also interest-ing to note that the entries for this race were up 20% over last year. Undoubtedly this is in part due to the clos-ing of the MDR California and Superstition Series in California. The race was run with six heats (or races) of simi-lar classes. The first heat started before sunrise and the last ended just as the last rays of light slowly sunk in the west. The short course and lim-ited time of each race forced the competitive racers to "go for broke". From the fall of the green flag, each and every racer was standing on the pedal trying to get every competitive advantage with-out making a mistake. There just was not time to correct or make up for any mistakes. The trick was to run as hard as you could for the hour and half it takes to finish the heat without damaging the car. Racers had to finish both days of racing to avoid the dreaded "DNF" (did not finish). On the second day the starting order was inverted for the survivors to even out any advantage in starting position. There is one other unique feature to the race. The course is run over what can best be described as allu-vial deposits of decomposed granite laid down by the Colorado River. With each lap, large holes are dug in the course by the race car's spinning tires. Some of the holes on Sunday were so large that they could easily Shawn McCallum had a pretty good two days at Laughlin, he took top honors in Class 1 and finished second overall as well. sallow VW Bugs. Many rac-ers commented on the rough course. There were a large number of roll-overs and spin outs. Fortunately only feelings were hurt and no injuries were reported. The Snore recovery personnel were busy all day pulling dis-abled vehicles off the course and back to the pits. There are two people who are real behind the scenes heroes. The husband and wife team of Shawn and Nicole Barrett. They are volunteers who lead the tim-ing trailer team. Two days of race results were posted within two hours of the race finish on Sunday. It is amazing that the Timing Team can take the mountain of data generated in two days of racing, make the neces-sary corrections and post the results so quickly at the end of a race. Shawn and Nicole are typical of the whole army of unpaid volunteers who donate their precious time to produce this wonderful off-road event. Thanks to everyone who had a hand producing the 2010 Snore racing season. Here is how it all came to pass: Unlimited Trucks There were eight unlim-ited trucks that answered the starter's green flag on Saturday morning. After the dust had settled on Sunday only two unlimited trucks were left running at the end of the race (25%). Jimmy Nuckles drove truck 48 to victory. He did not have -any trouble and won both races on Saturday and Sunday. Jimmy was the 1st overall winner in the two days of racing. Marc Ewing finished both days of racing. He was not the fastest truck in the pack but he hung on for the dura-tion and will be recorded as second place in class. Roger Norman drove truck 8 with Jake Velasquez on Sunday. He had a fan-tastic race but lost to Jimmy Nuckles in 48 by sixteen seconds. On Sunday Roger's luck ,, ran out. His truck made one slow lap and then retired from the field. Roger's time was good enough for third in class. Victor Gruber drove car 148 with Mike Tolls riding shotgun. This is the second race for Victor Gruber and his recently purchased 1994 Raceco. Saturday they were having a great race when one of the rear bypass shocks went out and the car's han-dling deteriorated.They fin-ished eleventh which is not bad considering the failed shock and his experience lev-el. On Sunday, the luck ran out and Victor was forced to withdraw from the race before he could finish the first lap. Class one The "Unlimited" Mike La Paglia beat out 11 other Class 10 entrants to take the gold medal for the class, Mike is seen here nicely airborne. Bryan Freeman had a good weekend, he took the Class 12 win with ease, Bryan is seen here nicely airborne on his way home. Shawn McCallum drove car 149. Shawn had two days Marc Ewing raced his really beautiful truck to a second place finish Sean Mechum was the second place finisher in the Class 1 contest, Roger Starkey finished second in the Class 12 contest and he also in Unlimited Truck, he's seen here just before touchdown. Sean is seen here going like hell to the checkered flag. raced the same car in Class 15 where he finished in ninth place. Pages February 2011 Dusty Times I

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Briana Bradley had a really fun weekend, she took the win in the Class 13 fracas, Briana is seen here at one of many landings during the weekend. of almost-perfect racing with also the 2nd overall winner no flats or mechanical prob-in this race. lems. Shawn is a very con-Sean Mecham drove car sistent driver. His total time 152. On Saturday, Lee of 2 hours and 32 minutes Wood was Sean's navigator. not only earned first place in On Sunday Ashley Mecham, class one unlimited car but Sean's wife rode "Shotgun." Jonathon Libby flew his Toyota Tundra to the Class 1450 win, but is was close, Jonathan only had 22 seconds in hand_ at the end. Sean basically had two days pected. She was surprised to of flawless racing. He was see how torn up the course two minutes behind Shawn had become. She is looking McCallum in car 149. This forward to the next time she was the first time that Ashley can put on her racing gear was in the car. The ride was and ride with her husband. a little rougher than she ex-Class 10 Mike McGee drove car 1011 with Thomas Smather in the right seat. Mike had a great racing weekend with no mechanical problems. Mike earned third place in class. Clay Flippin drove car 1015 on Saturday. Clay had some mechanical problem on the first lap that took about 20 minutes to correct. After that he got the car go-ing and finished the race. On Sunday, his cousin Ken Flippen drove the car with Lee Wood riding shotgun. Ken was cursed with some unusual bad luck. On the first lap the seat mounts broke on the car. Going into a turn is very interesting when you seat comes loose. If that was not enough, the steering wheel pin came out and Ken lost the steering wheel three times. Continued en p191 10 ---------------------Billy Shapley and his dad, Bill had to settle for the silver medal in the Clyde Ahrens didn't get his last lap in on Saturday but he was Tony Scott took the silver medal for his second place finish in the Class 13 contest, seen here crossing the highway. awarded a second place finish in the Class 1450 battle. Class 15 battle, seen here just before touchdown. Dusty Times 2,160 Rooms And Suites 60 Table Games 2,300 Slot Machines Poker Room Race & Sports Book 640-Seat Bingo Room 16 Movie Theaters 8 Restaurants 75,000 Sq. Ft. Of Meeting Space 4,500 Seat Equestrian & Event Center 80,000 Sq. Ft. Exhibit Hall Spa & Fitness Center Showroom 64-Lane Bowling Center ~t'Ja«9fu4 LAS VEGAS BLVD AT SILVERA0O RANCH• SOUTHPOINTCAS/NO.COM February 2011 Page9

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• ' ; •, • ,. I Aaron Hawley dominated the Class 15 races, he had almost nine minutes total time on his competition, seen here at speed. Class 12 There were 26 cars in the Class 12 races and Bryan Freeman was happy to take the class win both days. Bry• an ran trouble free all week-end. Roger Starkey finished second overall in the class, Todd Stemmerman finished third and Rory Ward was the fourth car in. Only nine cars completed all their required laps. We were unable to in-terview the Class 12 drivers, but Rory Ward took: fourtb place honors and Rick Cook was the fifth place car. Jessi• ca Freeman only got in three laps on Saturday and one la"p on Sunday, Day Gang never: got a lap in, Kenny Freerpan had trouble both days, Matt . Camacho finished sixth overall and Zak Langley fin-ished in the seventh overall position. Class 13 (Limited Sportsman) Bi:iana Bradley was-driving 1302 with Ryan· lfury£ rd-co-driving on Saturday when fourth gear went out. The problem was that the gear shifter would not stay put and kept slipping' out of gear. Briana had to hold the shifter with one hand and driver with the other. But she man-aged to finish only eight seconds Derek Bradley drove 1302 with Brandon Norris. Other than the transmission jump-ing off fourth gear, Derek had a great day. He came in four minutes ahead of Billy Shapley and took first place and the win in class for this race. Billy Shapley drove car 1300 with his lady friend Danielle Bradley. They fin-ished first on Saturday by . eight seconds and came in second on Sunday for sec-ond place in class for the weekend. Billy has a flaw-less race on S'aturday but he had a little problem with the suspension on Sunday. It may have been the sock fade because the problem went away. He came away with second place in class for the weekend and overall class championship for the year. Billy Shapley is very pleased with how he did this season. Clint Malburg drove car 1376 with his son Harrison Malburg riding shotgun. This was the first time they drove this car in a race. They used to race in the Jeepspeed series but they wanted to try something different and so they stepped up to class 13. They had no problems ·during the race but they did have three tires go flat in the pits yesterday -but that did not count. Har-rison Malburg said he had a blast and liked racing this car much more than the old Jeepspeed. They finished third both days for third place in class. On Saturday Breanna "Bree" Cloud was driving 1336 with Sam Richards in the passenger seat. When she was behind the school the car started to lose power and the engine threw a rod. That put her out of the race for the weekend but Bree wanted everyone to know behind Billy Shapley. A great weekend for Chris Boyer, he bested 43 other racers in Class 1600, Chris On Sunday, her brother had 59 seconds in hand when he took the win. she will be back and ready to race for the Battle at Primm. Class 1300 On Saturday Steve Car-bone drove with his co-driver Clay. They did not have any problems. Brad Smith drove the car with his mother, Sherry Smith. This was Sherry's first time in the car and she just loved it. Brad had to stop the car a number of times because the engine oil light kept coming on. Unfortunately car 1329 was DNF'd because it did not finish the required four laps in the required time limit. On Saturday, Thomas High was driving car 1363 with his co-driver Kenin Las-well when blew the clutch on the first lap of the race and were out of the race for the -day. On Sunday they fin-ished the first lap but rolled the car three times on the second day when they missed a turn. The car ended up on its wheels so they continued on until they found out that they had two flat rear tires. After changing the tires they finished the second lap but were done for the day due the of the race time limit. Class 1450 Jonathan Libby drove his truck as 822 early in the day in the heavy metal class and them turned around and drove it as 1406 in the last race of the day on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday's 1450 race he had a great race and finished first in the 1450 class with an average speed of 51 mph. But on Sunday's Heavy metal race he had a DNF after three laps with a broken snout on his rear end. It was close and his pit crew managed to fix the broken rear end in time to race in the 1450 race. In that race Libby smoked the competition and won first place in the 1450 class. Chris Michael's car 1457 suffered a catastrophic fail-ure of the front axle on the second lap on Saturday. His pit crew put a massive effort into repairing the axel and he did not start the second race on Sunday. Class 15 (Unlimited Sportsman) Tony Scott drove car 1533 with his son Cody on Sunday. They had a good race except they had a flat on the second lap. They managed to limp to the pits where his crew Gary Messor, Jake Harmes, and Ken-ny Duvault did a great job of changing the tire and getting him going. Randy Blum had an excit-Cantinu■d en page 12 It was a nice win in the Class 18 contest for Mark Bass, Mark had less than two minutes on his competition at the checkers. Not too bad a weekend for Andrew Neal, he finished second in the Chuck Harvey had to settle for second place in Class 18, he's seen JohnBerrywasabitoffthe winning pace in the Class5/1600contest 1600 fracas, 59 seconds out of the class win. here headin' for the checkers the wreath was a nice touch. but he took a solid second place overall. Gregg Hempel raced his absolutely beautiful truck to the silver medal Scott McFarland was a bit off the winning pace in Class 8, but he Dalton Davis gave it his all but he had to settle for the silver medal in Class 7, he's seen here nicely airborne. flew his truck to a second place finish in class for the weekend. in the Class 9 competition at the Rage At The River. Page 10 February 2011 Dusty Times

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Dave Wilson took the gold medal in the Class 3000 competition, Dave is seen here in level flight just before touchdown. ing day on Sunday driving car 1577 with John "The Plumber" Holem. They had a good race on Saturday but rolled the car on the third lap on Sunday. The can was undamaged but they had to change two tires. Randy has a "heck" of a pit crew that fixed everything and.. got .the car back on the track to con-tinue the race. Randy and John both wanted to give their crew credit for doing a great job. Class 1600 Of the 256 entries in the Rage at the River, class 1600 had the most in any class with 44 entries (17%). Of the 44 entries 28 cars fin-ished the required five laps (63%). This was also the highest finishing percentage of all the car classes. Cory Boyer (Chris Boyer is the driver of Record) drove car 1616. Cory had two great d ays in a row coupled with som e excellent driving skill combined t o land him in first place in class 1600. Sat-urday was just a great race. Looking at the race result you see that the last four of the five laps on Saturday only varied by three seconds. Again Sunday, except for the also said that it was luck that L J Kennedy broke down on the last lap. L J's time for the first day was just three seconds off this Saturday time. Cory was starting to loose his motor just be-fore he crossed the finish line. The motor was leaking oil, smoking and lacked the power in the wash before he entered the infield. Andrew Neal drove 1614 with David Bors riding shot-gun. Andrew had a nice race on Saturday but he had a flat tire on the second lap which cost him some time. He ended up 8th. On Sun-day, Andrew ran the table to come in first o n time. This brought him up to second place in class 1600. Aaron Hawley drove car 1624. He had a great race on Saturday but had a lot of problems on Sunday. The car started to misfire on the top end in the third, fourth and fifth lap. On the fourth lap he hit a rock and had a left rear flat. But it was a fun day. He finished but he just did not do as well as he did on Saturday. Rick Boyer drove car 1649. Rick had another great week-end. He had two days of great racing and finished 5th overall in class 1600. Mac Marmon drove car 1695 On Saturday, Mac did very well putting him in the top 10 car. He had no prob-le ms and drove very well. On Sunday, he again did very well. His only problem was a flat on lap two.-He had a great pit crew and they definitely keep him in the race. This is a race where the race is made or lost in the pits. You can see that he was driving very cohsistently and his crew only cost him a minute or so. Without the flat he would have been in the top three finishers. But a bad pit crew could have The win in Class 5 went to Michelle Bruckmann, Michelle is seen here at a highway crossing on her way to the checkered flag. dropped him much lower in Jason drove very conserva-the rankings. Mac finished tive this weekend although sixth in the race. he wanted to win the race he Daniel McMillin ·started was 3rd place in points and 39th in his single seat car the Class 1/z 1600 Champion-1604. He had a ·fantastic ship. He had two good days race on Saturday and ended of problem free racing. up eighth. On Sunday Dan-Luke MC Millin drove iel had another great race car 1688 with Tyler Hall and ended up in seventh navigating. Luke had two place in class. days of great racing. He had Jason Coleman drove no mechanical problems. 1623 with Jeremy Munnin Luke is another very consis-riding shotgun. Jason cred-tent driver. A good consis-its a lot of his success to Jer-tent driver is thinking ahead emy Munnin. Jeremy drove and putting the car in the with Jason the whole season. best position to get around He remarked that the course the course in the best time. was very rough on Sunday. The total time for Saturday first lap his lap time varied Raul Solano had a fairly easy time of it, taking the Class 5/1600 win, Raul had The Class 7 winattheriverwentto Gary Messer, Gary had less than three minutes by only four seconds. Cory 22 minutes total time in hand at weekends end. in hand when he took to checkers on Sunday. ,....:. __ ..:..._ _________ ...:..___:========~-;===================----=-=-=-=-=-=-:::;--_ -_ -_-_-_-_ -_ -_ -_ -_ -_ -_ -_ -_ -_ -_ -_ -_ -_ -_ -_ -_ .:..._ -_ -_ -_ -_ -_ -_ -_ -_ -_ -_ -_ -_ -_ -_ -_ -_ -_-_ -_ -_ -_ -__:-_ -_, It was close, John Morales flew his truck to a second place finish in Heav Metal seen here ·ust at liftoff. Not too bad a weekend for Robert Johnson at the river, he took the Karman Cusack didn't finish the required laps on Saturday in the silver medal in Stock Bug Class, seen here hustlin' down the course. VORE-VC Class action, he's seen here in his good look in' truck. Roger Norman was in second spot in Unlimited Truck on Saturday, Louie Serna literally flew to a third overall finish in Class 1 at the Mike McGee ran well on Saturday, Sunday was a different story, Mike he only got one lap in on Sunday, scored as a third place finish. river, seen here in perfectly level flight. only got 4 laps in on Sunday and was shown in 3rd place in Class 10. Page 12 February 2011 Dusty Times 7T

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It was a third place finish overall for Todd Stemmerman in Class 12, Todd is seen here in nice, level flight. Clint Ma/burg took third place honors in Class 13 at the river, Clint is seen here just before one of hundreds of landings. Chris Freas was awarded a third place finish in Class 1450, Chris is seen here just getting airborne in his truck. and Sunday differed by only twenty seconds. Luke came in 9th in class for the two days of racing. Justin Munyon drove car 1608 with Brian De Nault as his sidekick. On Saturday when Justin finished his race the shifter was giving him some problems so between races his crew adjusted the Saturday, Blaine had some shifter. On Sunday, he start-shifter problems but he fin-ed closer to the front in ished the race. His pit crew 20th position so the air was fixed the shifter problems a little cleaner and he got and he had a much better to race with a bunch of very race on Sunday. He started good drivers which made it a back in the field and had to lot of fun. work his way through traffic Blaine Conrad drove the but it was a good day. Blain single seat car 1612. On ended the two days of racing with eighth place in class. power going into a turn and Darin Anderson drove car got locked together with Day 1655. Clint Brawn drove Gang. It took a while for the the car on Saturday and did recovery people to get the very well. Darin drove the cars separated. car on Sunday. He did not Don Wall drove car 1607 know the course and was with his daughter Allison "Get'en his butt kicked" He rideing shotgun. Don Wall lost his brakes on the third had two great days of racing lap. On the fifth lap he lost Continued on page 15 Randy Blume puts the pedal to the metal as he races to a third place Steve Eugenio makes a one point landing on his way to a 3rd place finish Daniel Mauer missed a lap in the Saturday race for Class 5/ 166, he overall in the Class 15 fracas. in the 1600 race, Steve was just three minutes out of the class win. got ital/ in on Sunday and is shown in third place overall for the class. DEERING INDUSTRIES • The largest selection of aircraft hardware on the West Coast! including 12 PT AIRCRAFT 801.Ts MS•NAS•AN 150,000 items in stock - 100% American Made 12 pt Nuts • Jet Nuts • Nut Plates • Washers 562-595-1668 3300 Cherry Ave• Long Beach, CA• fax 562-595-1678 • e-mail: Dusty Times February 2011 Page 13

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Todd Wyllie had a really great weekend, he took the Class 8 overall win with ease, Todd had 15 minutes on his competition at the checkers. with Allison navigating. He had no flat~, no equipment problems and no accidents. Don reminded everyone to get their reservations in early for the Battle of Primm in February of 2011. Day Gang drove car 1627 with A J Kruger in the right seat. Day had two rough days of racing. On Sunday she rolled on her first lap. It took a few minutes to get her back on the wheels. On her last lap she got tangled with Darin Anderson in car 1655. On her last lap she was following Darin Ander-son going into a turn when his engine suddenly died. Day's momentum took her right into his car. And they were locked together for about five minutes until the recovery personnel came to pulled them apart. Brad Wilson drove car 1653. Brad had some fuel is-sues so he did not finish the last lap. He started in the back of the pack on Sunday and worked his way forward. He had a great day on Sun-day with no problems. It was a fun day of racing but there was a lot of dust. Brad finished 24th in class. Doug Renfro had a good race on Saturday but he broke a lower trailing arm. He finished the race in twen-tieth position. On Sunday, with the car repaired, Doug's partner, Sean Kennedy drov-er the single seater to twenty-first position in class. Jasper Dyer drove car 1626 with his wife Tiffany riding shotgun. They were doing well until Jasper rolled the car twice at the same corner. Of course they had to stop to add oil that had drained out. There was little damage to the car except denting on the roof. Sunday Jasper went out with Morgan Burns manning the right seat. They finished twenty-fifth in class. Tony Lisa drove car 1620 on Saturday. The car's en-gine started losing power toward the end of the race. The pit crew thought it was the carburetor. So it was repaired overnight. On Sun-day Chuck Hemmingson drove with Mickey Parker riding shotgun. When Chuck got in the car he had the same problem that Tony had yesterday. The engine output deteriorated very rapidly until the engine would hardly run. He lost a lap or two while his crew replaced the distributer. But after it was replaced the car ran great and he had fun on Joe Sheble beat nine other competitors in Class 9 to take the weekend win, Joe is seen here at one of many launches. last lap. They finished 28th, last in the field ahead of the DNFs. Jay Shain drove 1677. On Saturday, Jay rolled the car and DNF'd on the third lap. The car was repaired over night. On .Sunday he started way back in the field so he just tried to pick up on cars as best he could. "Everything went very well today and the engine ran perfectly." Ryan Mattox drove the single seat car 1617 on Sat-urday. He had a very clean race with no mechanical problems. They changed a few of the shock settings and his brother Ross Mattox got in the car for Sunday's race. Unfortunately, the car died before Ross Mattox could finish one lap. Lorenzo Rodriguez drove car 1645. On Saturday he started in the rear of the pack and had a hard time just staying on the course due to all the dust kicked up by the cars. On Sunday he DNF'd before he could complete one lap. Class 18 Mark Bass drove 1844 with John Cashmeric navi-gating. Mark had a good day but it was a very hard tight race. Mark was not sure if he finished first or second for the weekend because he was dueling with Alan League and Chuck Harvey most of the race. Somewhere on the fifth lap he lost the fan belt. He did not think he could have gone much longer with-out the belt. Chuck Harvey drove 1853 with his son Tyler in the car. Also helping navigate the course were Kenny Reyn-olds and Daryl Carey. On Siturday Chuck tore up the track and did not have any problems. On Sunday, Chuck lost his clutch but we were able to get it back by pumping it. Although Chuck came in second this weekend, he won the class championship for the year. Needless to say Chuck had a nice race. He and his team will be visiting Bolder Dam Brewing, their sponsor, to celebrate very soon. Bob Dziurawiec drove 1811. Bob had a good day on Saturday duking it out with Chuck and Mark. It was very intensive driving with a lot of dust. On Sunday Bob had mechanical problems and was forced to quite on the second lap for an DNF. Alan League drove 1848. He had a good day of racing on Saturday. On Sunday he completed one lap when he suffered mechanical prob-lems and was forced to take a DNF for the weekend. Class 3 Brian Morris was the only-driver in class three. Brian was only able to complete one lap before mechanical problem forced him to with-draw from the race. On Sun-day, h e completed three laps. Class 3000 Mike Meachum was the driver of record for car 3007. Mike drove Saturday with his brother Mason Meachum in the right seat. ·· Sunday the car was driven by his mechanic Brian O ' Lear and Mike's third brother Mar-shal Meachum riding shot-gun. Mike was doing very well in his first race until he had a flat tire on the forth lap. He was waved off the track and did not co~plete his fifth lap due to time constraints. On Sunday the truck suffered mechanical problems and had to with-draw from competition on the second lap. Mike Meachum always wanted to get into racing but it was only recently that he had the funds to buy this car. It took the three brothers and their mechanic eight months to get the car prepped and ready to race. Mike definitely will be back because he was "bitten" by the racing bug. Class 5 In class 5, there were only four cars. On Saturday, Michelle Bruckman in car 506 lost to Carl Rohrer by just a little over 30 seconds but she held on Sunday to finish the race and take first place in class when all the other cars failed to finish. Carl Rohrer in 501 took the lead in Saturday's race but his car broke on the first lap. Michael Benedict in car 515 broke down on the Continued on page 16 Travis Bazzano drove his really good looking truck to a third place Joe Pate/Ii was a bit off the winning pace in the Class 8 fracas, Joe Tori Poole missed a lap on Saturday in the Class 9 conflict, but he finish in the Class 7 battle, seen here just lifting off. finished third overall, seen here on landing approach. sure was strutting his stuff in the Sunday race. Dave Cote was the third place finisher in the Class 11 battle at the Byron Ashley put in his five laps on Saturday in the Unlimited Truck Class, river, Dave is seen here at speed on his way to the checkers. Sunday was bad, not a lap in his really gorgeous, unstickered truck. Dusty Times February 2011 Terry Householder finished first off the podium in the Class 1 battle, he's seen here really haulin' you know what. Page 15

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fourth lap on Saturday and did one more lap on Sunday but still had a DNF for both days of racing. Steve Alexander in 505 had .Chris Duel riding shotgun on Saturday when the rear suspen-sion let go on the third lap for a DNF. On Sunday his sidekick Don Ponder was driving when the car gave up the ghost on the first lap. Although Steve Alexander and Don Ponder DNF'd this race they had enough points to take the class 5 champion-ship for the year. On Saturday Carl Rohrer (515) nosed out Michelle Bruckman in car 506 by 33 seconds. But Michelle came through. Class 5/1600 Class 5/1600 had seven cars entered but only two of them made all the required laps. Raul Solano was the big winner in the class, he had a total time of 2:44:35, John Berry finished second overall with a total time of 3:06: 12. This class only had to do four laps on each day and it was a struggle for most. Class 7 Gary Messer drove truck 7217 with Rodney Horn-berger on Saturday and Sun-day with no problems. He drove a consistent race and grabbed first place in the class. Gregg Hempel drove truck 7269. On Saturday his daughter rode Shotgun and on Sunday Bill LaForge. Gregg had no issues, no mis-takes, no problems just two days of great racing. Troy Messer, the son of Gary Messer, drove 7227 with EJ Mc Kenny. They had no issues. His 4 cylinder was keeping up with the 6 cylin-ders. Troy had a great race and came in third in class. Travis Bozzano drove 7267. Travis had two great days of rac-ing. He had one minor mechani-cal problem on the 5th lap on Ryan Staats took the class win in the Heavy Metal department, but it was close, 39 seconds behind his Ford was second place. Saturday which cost him about ten minutes and threw him out of the lead and into third place. Keith Basso drove the sin-gle seat 7213 both days. This is Keith's first race with a brand new truck. It has tak-en him a year to wring out the bugs in this new truck and he still hasn't got them all. On Saturday, he had a flat tire which slowed him down until he could reach a pit. Then he was off and running coming in third for the day. On Sunday, he lost a plug wire on the first jump and was running almost the first lap on 5 cylinders with no power until he got to the pits. At the hot pit they ~ould not find the problem but at his pit they tore off the hood and found the wire and fixed the problem. Keith won 5th place in class five. Jeff Harrison drove 7228 with his co-driver Mark Reed-er. On Saturday things went well. Jeff started in the back of the pack and worked his way into the front and got into second place. On Sun-day he got past everyone ex-cept Travis Benzono and then he lost the rear end. The rear end caused him to DNF for the race. But he plans on be-ing back next year. Class 8 There were nine entries in class 8 but only three ended up finishing afrer the two days of racing (33%). Todd Wyllie drove truck 8011. Todd dominated the field with fourteen and fif-teen minute laps which were two or three minutes faster than the rest of the class. He had two perfect days of racing and finished first in class. Scott McFarland with his buddy Rory L'Homnebieu in truck 8041 had two very good days of racing but just could not keep up with the blistering pace set up by Wyllie. Scott ended up with second place in class 8 for the weekend. The veteran driver Joe Patelli, in truck 8002, had two very good days of racing. His lap times were two or three minutes off the pace set by Todd. He had some minor problems on the sec-ond lap on Saturday but his crew got everything fixed and was back in the hunt within five minutes. Joe ended up with third in class. Terry Scott Evans drove 8021 Saturday with Michael Cox. Terry started out just to have fun but ended up racing. He was holding his own but ended up with his Robbie Cockrell took the win in the NAPA Chassis 7S Challenge, seen here just at touchdown in his nice looking Ford. transmission stuck in 1st gear on the last two laps. Sunday Terry drove with Laura Baker as co-driver but was forced out with mechan-ical problems after complet-ing only two laps. Rick Harrah in truck 8006, Mike Sims in truck 8028, James Vigil in truck 8035, Sheldon Paul in truck 8000 and Gary Hall in truck 8088 all had problems that prevented them from com-pleting at least one of the two days of racing. Class 9 There were 10 cars en-tered in the Class 9 struggle and here too, only two of them made it all the way for their four required laps. Joe Sheble was the big winner, he completed his laps in 2:56:29 and took home the big bucks, Dalton Davis took second place honors, he was two minutes and 17 seconds out of the class win. Cody Rash dnf d on Saturday and Kyle Cox only got in one lap in the Sunday race. Heavy Metal The Heavy metal class had six entrants. Half of them also raced their trucks in the 1450 class race. Ryan Staats drove 820 with his brother Alex riding shotgun in the heavy metal class. On Saturday, his steer-ing was a little loose but he finished the race and came in first. On Sunday the two brothers again took out their truck and had another great day of racing. They took first in the Heavy Metal class. John Morales drove truck 863 with his buddy Phil. John threw a belt on the last day on Saturday. But he had no mechanical problems on Sunday's race. Unfor-tunately, he was just a little shy of the speed needed to push Ryan Staats out of first place, finishing a mere 42 seconds away from the class win. Jonathan Libby drove 822 in the Heavy Metal class on Saturday. He lost power steering and rolled the truck in the infield. They righted the truck and he finished the race. On Sunday's race he broke the snout off the rear end and DNF'd the race. His pit crew fixed the rear " end in time to race in the evening 1450 race and won 1st in the 1450 class. Wayne Lugo drove truck 836 very fast on Saturday and earned second place at the end of the race on Sat-urday. But when he tried to race later that day in the Not too bad a weekend for Rory Ward, Rory took a fourth place overall Frank Russell was ready for the lights, Frank was the fourth place In the Class 15 tussle, it was Josh Nelson finishing first off the in the Class 12 action, he's seen here just at liftoff. finisher in the hotly contested Class 1450. podium, Josh was the last finisher of the 18 cars that started. Aaron Hawley gave it his all but this race he had to settle for a fourth place Troy Messer took home fourth place money for his finish in Class 7, Joshua Englestead didn't get all his required laps in, he was short finish in the Class 1600 fight, he's seen here just before touchdown. 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The win in the Stockbug Class went to Cory Vandermark, Cory is seen here at speed on his way to the finish line. The ever quick Beki Wik was the silver medal finisher in the Class 10 contest, she's seen here just at liftoff. heavy metal class, his luck ran out. He broke the truck and became a spectator for Sunday's day of racing. Thus he recorded a DNF for both heavy metal and class 1450. Monte Tibbitts drove truck 850 on Saturday. He put in a very good showing on Saturday but he broke the truck on Sunday on the first lap for an DNF. NAPA Chassis 7S Challenge The NAPA 7S Challenge had five trucks. Robbie Cockrell drove 7129 with Ahmein Topey riding shotgun on Saturday.· Robbie smoked the competi-tion with a very fast lap on Saturday. On Sunday he had Steve Rhodes as his sidekick in the cockpit. Although . his lap time on Sunday was not as fast as Saturday. It was fast enough for first in class 7s. Kyle M iligan drove 717 5 with co-driver Noland Wind-ward. Kyle was battling Rob-bie for the lead but some tire problems on Saturday caused him to lose some time. But he had a great time with no serious mechanical problems and he is looking forward to racing with Snore next year. 1'I,,.,, OI It 11111 vacation rentals available in the exclusive Indian Wells country Club in the sunny Palm Springs area of southern California. Two or three bedrooms, furnished for your complete relaxation, and, if you are a glutton for punishment, play golf on either of two beautiful courses. FYI, wireless internet and long distance phones calls (USA} included. starting at S4,500 in season (January . thru April} or $2,300 per month out of season. Call (760) 345-6124 Class 11 Stock Bug There were 10 cars en-tered in the class, they had to complete three laps each day for a finish and three cars did make all the re-quired laps. Cory Vander-mark was the big winner for the class, completing his races with a time of 2:35: 10. Bob Johnson took second, he was 2 minutes and 50 seconds behind the winner and Dave Cote was another 10 minutes back. UTV Class This was the first race for Preston Alexus and his brother Perry Alexus in UTV 1922. They had a great weekend. Their only problem was one flat on Sunday. The course was very rough for them on Sunday but they had a great time and were glad they made it through two days of racing in one piece. They got second place in the UTV class. Brandon Schueler got their first and was quite happy with his win. Brandon had 190 min-utes in hand when all the racin' was done. Class VORE -VC There were three of them entered in the class and they had to finish four laps each day for a finish. Nobody made all the required laps. Karman Cusack went farther than the rest in less time so he can claim a first place. That's all there is folks, A lot of racing in two days and we hope you all had a good time. RACE SNORE!!!!! Frank HiRes lets no grass grow under his car, Frank was the fifth Rick Cook gave it all that he had but this time had to settle for a Mac Marmon was the sixth place finisher in the Class 1600 fracas place finisher in the Class 1 battle, seen here in level flight. fifth place finish in the Class 12 conflict, seen here almost airborne. at the river, Mac had 41 other 1600's behind him . . . .. TJ Flores missed a lap in the Saturday Class 1 event, finished on Matt Camacho had a decent weekend at the river, he took a 6th Daniel McMillin finished seventh out of 44 cars in the Class 1600 Sunday and is shown in sixth place in the results. place finish in Class 12 and 21 other cars behind him. battle, he's seen here on his way to the checkered flag. Dusty Times February 2011 Page 17

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lli.,,V,\l,I LAUGHLIN DESERT CHALLENGE McKenzies Take The overall By Judy Smith Photos: Track.side Photo The big winner at Laughlin in the Trophy Truck battle was Bryce Menzies, as you can see, Bryce flew it all the way home. Laughlin, NV: Bryce Menzies, a relative new-comer to the sport, beat a gaggle of veterans at their own game and won SCORE's season-opener in January by tak-ing the Trophy Truck win with a margin of 59 seconds in his Ford F-150. His time of 1:51:38 was the overall best time for the weekend, for the classes that raced 16 laps, or 100 miles. The race, as always, was held on Laughlin's special event area, to the west of town, and ran on a course that was just 6.25 miles long. It was a three-day event, which started on Friday evening with some brief fireworks and the "Laughlin Leap". That's a contest to see who can jump the longest distance off of the long ramp that is the centerpiece of the infield of the track. For the Friday night festivities the ramp is carefully groomed, and nearly all the entries give it a go. There were five classes of jumpers, and the Chamber of Commerce of Laughlin, who put on this event within the event, award cash prizes to first and second place in each class. As it happens, the longest jump was ac-complished, not by a Trophy Truck as expected, but by Jeff Dickerson in his Chevy powered AlumiCraft. He flew 125'6", to earn the $2,500 purse. In second in the "Large c.c. Car" class, was Pete Sohren, with the body panels removed from his Trophy Truck, which made it into a Geiser Ford. He landed 124'6" out, and took home $700. The Trophy Truck win went to Robby Gordon, who had been ex-pected to make the longest flight, but came up short by six inches in his Chevy Trophy Truck, with a jump measuring 125' even. Then there was a tie between Lloyd Sproule in a Ford, and Scott Stein-berger, another Ford, both landing at 124'. They split the second place purse. In the "restricted Car" division, Francisco Villagomez, from Cabo, in a SCORE Lite Curry, jumped 94'6" to earn the win, while Mi-chael LaPaglia, in a Racer-Chevy Class 10 car, was second at 94'. The Production Truck winner was Jonathon Libby in a Sports-man Chevy S-10 who landed 107'5" out to win, with David Justin Davis took top honors in the Class 1 battle, but, it was close, Justin only had 54 seconds on his competition. Caspino in an Unli~ited Produc-tion Mini-Truck, a Ford, recording 104' for second. The "Limited c.c." car win went to Mario Gastelum in a Class 1600 Jimco, at 78 feet, and in second it was Cody Robinson, in a Class 1600 Romo, at 7 5 feet. The weather was relatively mild for the Leap, and the grandstands were full to overflowing. Each entrant got two chances, so it was a fairly lengthy event, and the spec-tators stayed to the end, obviously having fun. They'd already been entertained for most of Friday, watching practice, and then in the mid-afternoon, the qualifying of the Trophy Trucks. The upshot of the qualifying was that Gordon would be on the pole when the Trophy Trucks went off the line in their first heat on Saturday. B. J. Baldwin, in a Chevy Silverado, would line up next to him. The weather stayed fair, with no howling winds and no rain .. That's about the best that can be asked of Laughlin in January. This year it was breezy, which the drivers liked even if the fans did not, because what dust there was, was blown away. Only scattered clouds hovered, and there was ac-tually sunshine, and temps in the mid 60s for most of the weekend. Earmuffs, down jackets and furry boots weren't needed. The course layout was essen-tially the same as it's been for years, but this year, as an after-math of the terrible fatal accident at the MDR event last August, the insurance people moved the grandstands further back from the course. Other changes included fees charged for spectating in areas beyond the infield. At the high school, the fees charged reportedly went into the school's coffers, and on what used to be "freeloader's hill", a $5 per head charge reduced the sometimes rowdy crowds up there. SCORE is the entity that puts on the event, pays the land use fees, builds the course, pays for grading and watering the course and restoring it after the race. SCORE also pays the Metro po-lice, the BLM Rangers and pays for the temporary fencing. The Laugh-lin Chamber of Commerce puts up the bleachers and the VIP tent, and they produce the Leap and the fireworks show. They collect the receipts from the spectators in the bleachers, and the VIP area, and the school parking area all week-end. SCORE pays the $16,000 purse to the Leap winners. The city of Laughlin gets into" the act in many ways, one of which is to allow use of a huge parking-lot for the Friday contingency and tech activities. There are also special events, such as concerts, special drink and meal prices, and, at Harrah's this year, a very timely "Meet & Greet" for the Menzies race team on Saturday night. Clyde Stacy and Eduardo Laguna get a little high on the bank as they Jesse Jones rides the berm in the Trophy Truck fracas, he finished Harley Letner drove his Alpha-Chevy to the silver medal if} the Class hustled to the Class 4 win at Laughlin. second, Jesse was a minute in arrears in his Ford F-150. -1 conflict, Harley was 54 seconds out of the class win. Talk about close, Arnoldo Ramirez was just 3 seconds behind the Victor Cesena gave it his all but settled for second place in Class 5, Jeffery Holmes flew his Ford Ranger to a silver medal finish in Class leader, he finished in second place in his Curry. he's seen here spraying lots of dirt as he rides the berm. 6, he was 73 seconds behind the leader at the finish. Page 18 February 2011 Dusty Times

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Daniel McMillin had a really good weekend, he took the gold medal in the Class ½-1600 battle, seen here nicely airborne. As it has worked for years, the racing is a two-day effort, with · each group running half of its laps on Saturday, then trying for a fin-ish on Sunday. The start order on Sunday is determined by a drawing for the top ten finishers in the class on Saturday for all classes with ten or more entries. Thus, a driver who won on Saturday may have to start in the fifth row on Sunday. The starts are all two-at-a-time, 15 seconds apart. Every heat was given an 80 minute time-limit, and the classes ran varying num-bers of laps. As usual, the first race of the day was for the limited classes. This year the grouping put the 1600s, and the Class lls on the track at the same time. Early rising fans clutching fresh coffee and hot chocolate saw some terrific racing, as always, in the 1600 group. Even Class 11, with just two entries, put on a good show. They were required to run just three laps. Juan Avila, in a swing axle car, led the first lap, but Ramon Fer-nandez, whose car was IRS, had the lead at the end of lap two. But the balance tipped again, and Avi-la was in front at the end of their third and last lap. He took the Saturday win by two seconds. Still, it was second place Fernandez who said, "I never had this much fun in my life!" When they came back on Sun-day both cars had different drivers. Justin Matney was now in the swing axle car, and Matt Cullen drove the IRS. Matney led lap one, but at the end of the second lap it was Cullen in front by four seconds. But then Cullen's caT inexplicably quit a couple times on the last lap and Matney, who was also driving a Class 8 truck this weekend, went to the front. So it was Matney and Avila who took the weekend win by three minutes and 39 seconds. Matney said it was really hard switching between the two classes, since the Class 8 truck could take so much more "abuse" than the VW could. In the 1600 group the racing was close as always and at the end of Saturday's six laps the winner was Luke McMillin, but he had only one second on Mac Marmon in an ADR. Marmon had put on a burst of speed on the last lap and recorded the fast lap time for this heat at 8:02. Another 14 seconds back it was Arnoldo Ramirez, Kevin Carr was the big winner in the Class 5 contest at Laughlin, Kevin had 10 minutes on his competition at the checkers. It was a good weekend for Dave Caspino at Laughlin, he piloted his Ford Ranger to the Class 6 win, seen here haulin' freight. Dusty Times Don Moss flew his Ford Bronco to the Class 3 win at Laughlin, don is seen here saving a bit of tire wear in the race. ent event from Saturday's. For one thing, Saturday had been very smooth for Laughlin, thanks to all the grading done in preparation for the weekend. But on Sunday, with six races having run over it on Saturday, there were deep • holes, which many described as "square edged." It needed a differ-ent driving style all together. It was another mild morning, with a few more clouds than Saturday and for some reason, a flock of seagulls wheeling and screeching overhead. Ramirez jumped into the lead on the first lap, with Daniel and Luke McMillin tied for third be-hind· him. Then Daniel, who'd started in the first row and had no dust, poured on the st~am and ran the best time for lap two to from Ensenada, in a Curry. Daniel clutch, and had to run the Rpms take the lead. It was pretty much McMillin, Luke's older brother, up and then shift. They all fin- his race from then on. Justin Mu-was fourth in a single seater, and ished on Saturday. nyon, in for Brad Wilson, had a reported he'd had a problem when Everyone came back on Sunday flat, and decided to concentrate his fire-extinguisher had come plus one additional entry. That on getting finish points after that. loose and rolled around. He'd was because on Saturday the team Luke McMillin, , was surprised at had to hold it between his knees, of Juan Guevara and Joaquin "how big the holes had got", and 'ti! he got to the Hot Pits where Moreno, who'd driven up from decided to concentrate on keep-he tossed it out. Brian Wilson, Mexicali to race their 1600 car, got ing the car alive. Cody Robinson's usually a threat in his Kreger, had to Laughlin too late for the early motor was "sputtering" and Eddy lost first and second gear and said morning event. So, just so their Castil rolled his bright orange "fourth doesn't sound too good." weekend wasn't a complete waste Penhall several times in the infield Also missing the low gears was of time, they went ahead and en-and that was the end of his racing. Brad Wilson, also in a Kreger, tered in the SCORE Lite class, in Marmon lost about two laps worth who could get first only when he which they were an underdog. But of time on lap three, but still got stopped at the start/finish line. at least they got a race in, and got to the finish. Their crew was going to have a to see the course. But on Sunday Daniel McMillin just kept tick-busy afternoon. Ramirez, who'd they chose to race with their own ing off the good lap times. On the led the first lap, said he'd had no class. Sunday's was a very differ-Continued on page 20 ;;;:;i-;~~~~~rr.~~~-PINt:11 BBBBEB B UNIBAll. CUPS February 2011 ~~KENWOOD !51? ra Ii" Page 19

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sixth and final time around he recorded an 8:28, fast lap for the heat, and took the win with ·just a nine second cushion. Arnoldo Ramirez, who said he'd had "no problems today, it was a better day • than yesterday", was second. Mario Gastelum, in a Jimco was third on Sunday, and said it had been "very good today." Daniel McMillin was whipped, hot and sweaty from his 51 minute workout, but said "It was fun - Ar-noldo put up a good fight - it was fun!" On the average, Sunday's times for this class were about two minutes slower after six laps. When the two-day times -were :i,dded, Daniel McMillin had the win, Ra.mirez was second, Gaste-lum third and Luke McMillin was fourth. The second race each day was an amalgam of classes, includ-ing Classes 3, 6, 7, 7SX, 8, SF, Protruck, 7-2, and Sportsman Trucks. Most ran five laps, but 6, 7, 8 and the Protruck ran six. Jes-sica McMillin, Andy's sister, Scot's daughter, was the lone Protruck entry, and her purpose was to get some driving experience. She's been racing off and on, but felt this would be a good place to learn about dealing with traffic. She completed Saturday's event with respectable times, and even on Sunday's rougher course was look-ing quick, but overcooked a turn and rolled the truck. That cost her about eight minutes, or a full lap. Still, she did complete all the laps both days, and gained some valu-able experience. Class 3, the 4X4 class, was also a one-truck class. Don Moss pi-loted his Bronco around for all the required laps, earning a finish and a start on another season champi-onship. Moss says he wishes the other Class 3 racers would come to Laughlin, but they rarely show, ap-parently thinking it's too few miles of racing to make it worth the effort. Moss particularly enjoyed racing with Marc Stein in his Stock Full truck. In Class 6, the Unlimited Mini-Truck class, there were six entries, and on Saturday David Caspino had the fast lap in his Ford on Dan and Tom Chamlee had no problem taking the Class 7 win at Laughlin, seen here in their Ford Ranger letting it all hang out. five out of the six laps. His sixth lap was the quickest for the heat, at 6:41, and he took the win by a minute and ten seconds. Jeff Hol-mes, in another Ford, was second, followed in by Marc Burnett in still another Ford. When they came back on Sun-· day there were still six starters, but not for long. Greg Hempel had a good first lap in his Chevy, run-ning third, but then lap two got long and he never came around _again, reportedly having blown his motor. Caspino, meanwhile, re-peated his Saturday performance, with very consistent lap times, recording the fast time for the group on three of his laps. When he wasn't quickest on the track, Holmes was, and he was pushing Caspino hard. Ultimately they fin-ished first and second on Sunday, with Heidi Steele, who drove her truck on Sunday (Renee Brugger drove Saturday), third. She report-ed that she has a new, bigger mo-tor, and it was the first time she'd driven it. For the weekend the order was 'the same: Caspino first, Holmes second, and Steele and Brugger in third. Marc Burnett was fourth in his Ford, and in fifth it was Scott Ulrich and Roland Sarmiento in another Ford. Only Hempel failed to finish. Class 8 had two entries, and · they had a good race. Noah Ostan-ik was in a Ford and Justin Matney and Clyde Stacy drove a Chevrolet. Matney drove on Saturday. Matney led lap one, Ostanik was quickest lap 2, they tied laps three and four, and Ostanik picked up a second on lap 5, but then Matney was a second quicker on lap 6. Ulti-mately, the second lap, on which Ostanik had nine seconds on Mat-ney, made the difference, and he won by five seconds. On Sunday they both came back, same trucks, same drivers. This time they found the course much rougher, and their lap times showed it. Matney had the fast lap for the pair on the second lap, and he was in front all the way, taking the Sunday win. Ostanik was close, but never in front on Sunday. Matney goes into the rest of the season with the points lead, by virtue of three minutes and 39 seconds. They were great fun to watch. Class 7 ran in this group also, with two entries. Brandon Walsh, in a Toyota, was out on the first lap on Saturday, leaving Dan Chamlee to do his six laps by himself. He ran a steady pace on Saturday, with all his lap times within nine seconds, and got the Saturday win. But he didn't much like the track, saying he'd hoped for it to be rougher, more like last year, because his truck is better in the rough, and not as competitive on a "horse-power course." Then, on Sunday, when Walsh again.disappeared on the first lap, Chamlee started to Elias Hanna took the gold medal in the Class 7X battle, he's seen here flying his Ford Ranger to the class win. do a repeat performance. He was happier about the course being rougher, but on the second lap he was hearing a lot of noise from his transmission. So he radioed his crew to be ready to change his ring and pinion on the next lap. It took them about 25 minutes total, and then he went on to do three more laps with times within three seconds, and got to the finish line with a minute and 50 seconds to s.pare, earning himself the week-end win. In Class 7SX, also running in this group, there were two entries: Elias Hanna in a Ford and the team of John Holmes and Scot Jones, in another Ford. They were required to run five laps, and on Saturday they fought a close battle, which Hanna won by just five seconds. On Sunday the two were back and Scot Jones replaced Holmes in his truck. Once again, Hanna ran a steady race, recorded the fast lap and took the win. Jones, who slowed on the final lap because the gauges showed "some heating", was not far behind. So Hanna got the weekend win, with Holmes and Jones second. In the Stock Full class, which had three entries, five laps were re-quired. Joe Bacal.started the Satur-day race at a disadvantage because his Lexus was stuck in "automatic transmission" mode and wouldn't go into "manual transmission." Baca! figured that would give the other guys a big edge. And so it · seemed. Wes Bevly IV, in a Ford F-150 and Marc Stein in another F-150 took turns leading for the first two laps. Then Bevly lost ten minutes, and the balance of his laps were slow, while Stein disap-peared on the fifth lap when an axle sheared. Baca! surprised him-self and the audience by plodding around to a victory. On Sunday they were all back, and this time Baca! had his manu-al transmission, but the computer had put the motor into "limp" mode. He was re-setting the com-puter just minutes before start time, hoping that would give it the needed jolt. Baca! has a new truck coming, which should be ready by the Baja 500. Bacal's computer did not cooperate; he was ob~i-ously not having a good run. All his laps were long, the truck actu-ally stopped now and then, and ultimately it became clear that he couldn't finish before he'd be out of time. He completed only four of the required five laps. But in the meantime, Stein was racing with the Class 3 truck, go-'' ing through the infield nose-to-tail with him and obviously having a wonderful time. He led through the fourth lap, and then lost nine minutes on the final lap when a battery cable fell off, handing the win to Bevly who was the only en-trant to get all the laps done both days, and thus, was the weekend Alex Mendez drove his Jimco-Honda to the second place finish in the Francisco Villagomez finished in second place in his Pabloff in the The Vi/dosolas, Gus Jr. and Sr. were the third place finishers in their Class 10 contest, seen here powering around the berm. SCORE LITE contest, he's seen here in beautiful flight. Trophy Truck, seen her in their Ford F-150 at high speed. Dan Martin (Saturday) and Dale Dondel (Sunday) took third place Mario Gastelum drove his Jimco to a third place finish in the Class Heidi Steele and Rene Brugger drove their Ford Ranger to a third place honors in Class 1 in their Racer-Chevy, here in beautiful flight. ½-1600 battle, he's seen here at speed on the course. finish at Laughlin in Class 6, here beautifully airborne. 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Justin Matney and Clyde Stacy drove their Chevy Silverado to the Class 8 win, seen here headin' towards the beautiful checkered flag. winner. In Class 7-2 Wes Bevly III went into the lead on the first lap and stayed there, while Reid Ruth-erford drove three evenly paced laps in his Chevy, and then disap-peared. Bevly got all his laps com-pleted and earned Saturday's win. It turned out that Rutherford had broken his transmission in half. His tranny man, Steve Culhane came out and rebuilt and replaced it overnight. On Sunday they were both back, and Bevly led most of the way, then had a long last lap and Rutherford got the Sunday win. But Bevly got the weekend win, since he was the one who completed the required laps. There were four of the Sports-man trucks, but Joe Aguayo went out on the first lap, leaving only three of them to compete. Jona-than Libby, in a Chevy, was faster than anyone on the track except for Caspino and Jeff Holmes. He ran five good laps and took the win on Saturday. Robert Ander-son, in a Ford, finished second, with Nick Tonelli, in a Ford was third. Sunday was another matter. They all came back, but they'd barely started when the course workers announced that "1501 is being towed to the yellow gate." That was Tonelli. This is a death sentence for a race car, meaning it's given up the ghost and the crew needs to come tow it back to its main pit. Only moments later it was announced that "1503 is being towed to the high school" - an-other pronouncement of disaster. Now Libby, Saturday's winner, was out. Yet one more solemn call on the radio: "1504 out of the race - will be towed out someplace." Anderson, Saturday's second place finisher was gone. No one was left but Aguayo. And then, as they intoned a list of vehicles known to be out of the race, he was on the list. Only Tonelli and Anderson got even one lap done, and the entire class went into the non-finisher column. The third event each day was a combined group that included Class 5, Class 10, SCORE Lite and Class 4. Old timers will won-der, because Class 4 sounds like a four-wheel-drive class, and it used to be thus, but nowadays it's for unlimited 2.2/2.4 liter open wheel cars. Some are belt driven. There were 29 cars all together. In Class 4 Eduardo Laguna, who is a Class 9 racer originally, moved to the front right away and stayed there. He had the fast time for every lap, and his quickest lap time was 8:04, which he did on laps four and five. Laguna's car is different from the other two in his class in that it has a transmission, a huge advantage when pulling away from the start/finish, or ac-celerating out of a corner. As always at this event, there is one place on the course where it is required to stop. That is the start/ finish line, the same place where the race begins. As the racers complete Turn 3, the last infield turn, they see in front of them a tall archway, a flagman with a red flag, a standard stop sign, a stop-ahead sign, and eight, count them, EIGHT, stop signs mounted, four to a side, on tall posts just in front of the arch. SCORE wants them to stop. At the end of the first lap the driver in the #401 car, Tony Mi-glini,,was watching the car in front of him, a Class 5 car, and the 5 car didn't stop. Neither did Miglini, who'd never raced anything, any-where before this event. SCORE officials, bystanders, media and course workers were astounded. It did not seem possible that neither had noticed all the stop signs. On the next lap each of the offenders was held for a few seconds to try to even up any advantage they'd given themselves. Laguna got the win, and Mi-glini, in spite of losing his front brakes, was second, followed in Jaime Huerta handles a tough corner in his Curry, Jaime was the SCORE LITE winner at Laughlin, but just by a minute and change. Dusty Times Michael LaPaglia gets our award for high flier, he took the Class 10 win in his Racer-Chevy, here in marvelous flight. by Matt McCuffin, in William Er-iksen's car. Miglini was penalized for the failure to stop by having ten minutes added to his time. It didn't change his position as it happened. When they came back on Sun-day Clyde Stacy, team owner, was at the wheel instead of Laguna, and Greg McCord replaced Mi-glini. McCord had never raced previously either. They did both have biker Joe DesRossieres riding with them, and ostensibly giving them advice from his veteran racer perspective. McCuffin drove Erik-sen' scar both days. Stacy, who was racing his new Trophy Truck also this weekend, did what Laguna did the day before. He got out in front and stayed there., taking the win by a bit over four minutes. Mc-Cord was second, and McCuffin did not get his last lap completed, having come to a stop with a bro-ken drive belt at one point. They replaced it, but lost a lap. So Stacy and Laguna were the weekend win-ners, with Miglini and McCord in second. There were three Class 5 teams, all capable of good racing, and re-quired to complete seven laps. Kev-in Carr led through the fifth lap, with Victor Cesena chasing hard, and newcomer, Cody Kellogg not far behind in third. But on the fifth lap word came over the radio that Kellogg was "stuck in a corner, on course" and needed help to get unstuck. That cost him about 14 minutes, and, apparently trying to make it up in the two laps remain-ing, he put on a burst of speed and recorded his two best times on laps six and seven. Not only that, his seventh lap was the fastest for the class for this heat. But it was to no avail. Carr took the first heat win, and Cesena was second. Cesena's official time reflected a ten minute penalty assessed when he blew the stop signs at the start/finish at the end of his first lap. All three came back on Sunday, and this time Cesena got the hole shot off the start, and he managed to keep his Bug in front of Carr's. Carr later said, "I couldn't catch Victor, but I kept up with him." They went through the infield nose to tail, lap after lap, and Cesena took the victory by seven seconds. Cesena was probably try-ing to work off that ten minute penalty, but it couldn't be done in such a short event. He finished first with Carr in second and Kel-logg another three minutes back in third. But Carr took the weekend win anyway, his time good enough to do it, just barely, even if Cesena hadn't had the penalty. Kellogg, thanks to his first-lap "stuck", was third. But they're close, so the rest of the season's points chase should be fun to watch. The Class 10 cars ran in this group also, and also did seven laps. There were nine cars in this heat, built by six different manufactur-ers. Right off the line, Michael LaPaglia went into the lead in his Racer with an EcoTec motor, and he stayed there for the duration, ticking off the fast lap for the group on every lap. His best time was a 7: 17 the second time around. Behind him Rob McBeath, in a Jimco, and Alex Mendez, another Jimco, battled each other as they tried to catch the leader. Jesus Gonzalez, up from Baja for this event in his Dunrite, was reported as "broken" on the second lap, at Mile 1, and Mike Greenhill, Chenowth, was out on the third lap, the course worker said his car was "smoking." Everyone else kept moving until the final lap, except Matt Cullen, in an Alumicraft. He'd had some problem that sent him to the Hot Pits early in the race, and caused a very long fourth lap, so that he was effectively out of time for a finish by the end of his seventh lap. John Langley rolled his Racer in Turn 1 on the third lap, and badly bruised his shoulder. He was right at the edge of the main pits, and his team member, Dan Martin, was nearby and ready to go, so he climbed in to finish the heat. But the team lost about 12 minutes with the incident. Meanwhile, LaPaglia c,ntinu .. ,n •••• 22 Home Of TIie Race Auto I I I • ... I I ::a I i I I Race car I Pre Runner I sand car I 818-998-2739 9763 VARIEL AVENUE, CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 February 2011 Page 21

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went on smoothly to take the win, with McBeath second and Alex Mendez, in a Jimco, third. On Sunday everyone was back but Gonzalez. McBeath got the first lap done, but a half-mile into the second lap he was out with a "blown motor" according to the course worker. LaPaglia was quick-est off the line, and led from the first lap, recording fast times five of the seven laps. He was the only driver to get times down below eight minutes a lap on Sunday, and he did it five laps. He also reported that he'd had "an electri-cal issue" with the ignition, and his car was "cutting out" five or six times a lap, occasionally coming to a stop. LaPaglia also had to pump his brakes. But he held onto the lead. Alex Mendez pushed hard behind him. Matt Cullen ran strong in third, after a non-finish on Saturday. Ultimately, LaPaglia took the weekend win, with Men-dez, earning a second and a third in his Jimco, taking second for the weekend, and Edgar Avalos, in an RCD, was third. The SCORE Lite cars also ran in this group, and they did seven laps as well. There werel4 of them and the racing was close as always. Francisco Villagomez, who came up from San Jose del Cabo to race his Pabloff, had the lead at the end of the first lap, with Steven Eugenio, Prill, second. In third it was Jaime Huerta, in a Curry. They were each one second apart. All the cars made it through the first lap, but on lap two Steven Lisa and Lee Banning fell out, both retiring in the infield. A terrific three-way battle between Huerta, Eugenio and Sammy Eh-renberg, in a Jimco, developed for the lead. Huerta seemed to have a slight edge, but it was a close thing. On the fifth lap Eugenio rolled his car, but lost little time. Then, on the last lap, worried that he was short on fuel, and not knowing what lap he was on, he stopped for a quick splash of gas. Then he was horrified to be given the checkered flag at the end of that very lap. He'd assumed that there would be a white flag lap to let the drivers know they were going Is this the same Justin Matney that won Class 8? Justin /s seen here with the hammer down on his way to the Class 11 victory. out on their final lap. Unfortu-nately, SCORE's timing process doesn't work fast enough for that to happen. Huerta, with a steady pace, took the Saturday win, Eh-renberg was second and Eugenio third, while Villagomez dropped to fourth with a broken front arm. On Sunday 13 of them came back. This time Huerta and Vil-lagomez had a tight battle, and Eugenio was running equally fast laps, except for his first one which was roughly two laps long. Ban-ning was towed back to his pit on the second lap, apparently not having solved his problem from the day before, and Matt Laughlin was in the Hot Pit on the third lap, which turned out to be 34 minutes long. Ultimately, he finished only five laps. Eugenio was really quick on his third lap, but then didn't get any more laps completed. And meanwhile, Villagomez and Huer-ta were having a good race. When the racing was done, Villagomez got the Sunday win by ten seconds; Huerta was second and veteran Perry McNeil, in a Lothringer, fin-ished third. For the weekend the winner was Huerta, by a minute and 36 seconds. Villagomez fin-ished second and Rafael Navarro and Vic Bruckmann teamed to finish third in their Jimco. The Trophy Trucks were next. Whether it's the noise, the size or the idea of all those dollars bang-ing on one another, they do bring out the spectators. The grand-stands fill up for the big trucks. The racing is just as close and just as skilled in Classes 10, SCORE Lite and 1600, all of which raced to way fewer spectators. Too bad. With 32 trucks ( 14 Fords, 13 Chevies, 3 Dodges, 1 GMC and 1 unknown) on the track the rac-ing was bound to be entertaining, but they started falling away pret-ty early. Robby Gordon, Chevy, who'd qualified fastest, went off the line with B.J. Baldwin, also Chevy, vowing to "follow the kid around today, and teach him a lesson tomorrow." He did follow him the first lap, but apparently wasn't happy with that idea, and gave it more throttle, to record the best time for lap two, though still a bit behind Baldwin, who'd gone into the early lead. Tavo Vildosola, Ford, was third early on. Gordon's second lap tied-Baldwin's first as fast lap for this heat, although Baldwin still had a slim lead. But on the third lap word came that "Number 77 is stopped at Mile 5." Four minutes later one of Gor-don's crew reported that he was "dead in the water." And that was it for the weekend. Gordon's dad, Bob, later said that he'd blown the motor, and thought it might even have been the crank. "If it's the crank," he said, "We're going home." Midway through Sunday they pulled out, the beautiful or-ange truck on the trailer. Wes Bevly Ill drove his Ford F-150 to the Stock Full win at Laughlin, Wes is seen here coming in for one of many landings. While everyone watched Gor-don and Baldwin, they didn't notice Jimmy Nuckles, Ford, who ran second on the first lap, or Tavo Vildosola, another Ford, just a sec-ond behind him. And as Gordon's drama played out, Jesse Jones was being sneaky, having started in the last row because he couldn't get to Laughlin on Friday in time to qualify his Ford. Spectators, officials, and even other racers, tend to forget that the winner isn't always the first person to cross the finish line in an off road race. On the second lap word came that there was a rollover at the half/mile mark, and it was block-ing the track. That was Cameron Steele in his GMC, and he lost about six minutes in being up-righted and sent on his way again. Nuckles managed to get four laps done, and then disappeared. The Vanderweys, Nick and Larry got through their sixth lap, and lost their steering. But Jones kept mov-ing up, putting together a string of very good laps. He and Bryce Menzies, in another Ford, were running neck and neck on time, but not on the course. Menzies was first on the road from the fifth lap, and Jones was about tenth on the road, and the Menzies crew ap-parently didn't notice that he was creeping up. Vildosola was run-ning well until about his fifth lap when he lost a tranny fan. He later said, "A younger, dumber Tavo would have kept goin' 'til it died." This year's Tavo backed out of it a bit and got his finish. B. J. Baldwin looked good until Lap 5 when he first went to the Hot Pits, then stopped in the infield with a right rear flat. Sal Fish went over to chat with B. J. while his navigator made the tire change. It cost them about five-and-a-half minutes. Rob Mac-Cachren had a torque converter problem, and later said he'd been lucky to finish. Menzies finished first and for a few heady moments thought he'd earned the win, but Jones came up from behind and took first by four seconds. Menzies had to settle for second on Saturday. He said that the course was getting "real torn up" and he'd need to stiffen the truck up for Sunday. Mark Weyhrich, Ford, enjoying a new, bigger motor and a better trans-mission than last year, was third, saying "The competition's unreal." In fourth it was Pete Sohren in his Ford. All together, 11 trucks failed to finish Saturday's heat. Five of them didn't come back on Sunday. And then, Roger Nor-man and Robbie Pierce dropped out on the first lap, while Scott Steinberger had a longish first lap, then visited the Hot Pits, then exited the Hot Pits, then was out of the race on his second lap. Nuckles also went out on lap two. And meanwhile, at the front of the pack, Menzies and Jones had Edgar Avalos flew his RCD-Toyota to a third place finish in the Class Rob MacCachren was a bit off the winning pace at Laughlin, Rob Armin Schwarz and Martin Christensen nailed down fourth place in 10 conflict, Edgar is seen here flying to the checkers. collected a first off the podium finish, seen here flyin' low. Class 1 in their Jimco-Chevy, seen here just out of the ruts. Luke McMillin drove his AlumiCraft buggy to a fourth place finish Pete Sohren flew his Ford F-150 Trophy Truck to a fifth place finish Here's Pete Sohren again, this time in his Geiser-Ford Class 1 vehicle, in the Class ½-1600 battle, he was a mere 70 seconds in arrears. at Laughlin, he's seen here in beautiful flight. Pete recorded a fifth place finish. Page 22 February 2011 Dusty Times

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Jessica McMillin, with Rhiannon Freiley had a fun weekend, she took the Pro Truck win, seen here reaching for the sky. started side-by-side. Their times were excruciatingly close, and Jones was occasionally quicker, but Menzies had got the hole-shot and he hung onto the first-on-the-road position, so he knew he had the lead. Jones worked hard at it, but Menzies, a relative newcomer to desert racing, has been racing short course for several years, and got a lot of his truck racing point-ers from Rob MacCachren. He apparently paid close attention, and clearly doesn't lose his head when racing fender to fender, or bumper to bumper. He stayed in front. On about the sixth lap Jones' motor started to go away, so he backed down a bit, but still held his position. Menzies took the win. This was the only class all weekend to record faster times on Sunday than they did on Saturday. In fact, it may have been the only race in all of Laughlin's history, in which the Sunday race was faster than Saturday's. Menzies' winning Sunday time was 24 seconds faster than Jones' Saturday time, and he took the weekend win by a margin of 59 seconds. Menzies climbed out of his truck with visibly shaky knees, and said, "It was awesome to be racing with Jesse." He said he and Jesse had talked it over before the race and "planned to run five consistent laps, then go." One odd historical fact: the truck Menzies drove here was the one in which Jones won the San Felipe race last year. He's sort of 'rented' it for a one-race deal when his new truck wasn't quite ready for the event. Vildosola finished third, pleased to be getting the season off to a good start. He said his team's goal this year is to earn the # 1 for his truck. MacCachren was fourth and said that he'd had a problem with his left front shock bottom-ing. He went on to say that "people lose their whole season in this race. We want the number one plate." Only 17 trucks completed all the laps. But that was a lot bet-ter than iri many past races. Each d_ay concluded with the Class 1 race, which started with 26 . on Saturday. They did eight laps. All but one had a Chevy mo-tor. But there were 13 different brands of chassis manufacturers. Dan Martin, in a Racer, and C. J. Hutchins in a Kreger, were first off the line, and no sooner had things got going, than cars started to fall out. Derrick Sproule, in a Racer, and all the way from Canada, was out on the first lap, as was David Greenhill, who got his Jimco to Mile 2 and was "trying to get it going", but was declared out of the race some time later, and towed to the Yellow Gate. Randy Wilson stopped in the infield on the first lap, in Turn 3, made some time consuming repair, completed his lap after an hour and six minutes, did another in a little over eight minutes, and was out of time Wes Bevly IV drove, or should we say flew his Baja Lite Chevy to the checkers at Laughlin, beautiful flight path. to go out again. Jeff Dickerson, in an AlumiCraft finished one lap and disappeared also. Conan Barker, in a Jimco, did two, and Max Thieriot, in an RPS, got four laps done, and then stopped on the fifth lap between mile two and two-and-a-half with what the course worker diagnosed as a bro-ken tie rod. But at the front of the pack Justin Lofton, who's been away from off road racing for a while as he develops his NASCAR career, was pushing his Jimco hard. He'd started in the fourth row and was first on the road by the end of the third lap. Behind him ran Justin Davis, who'd never raced a Class 1 car before, and seemed to have figured it out very quickly. Davis, in an ESM, had started in the tenth row and had worked up to fourth on the road by the end of the fourth lap. Others weren't do-ing so well. Ronny Wilson, Jimco, lost the serpentine belt and went to the Hot Pits for a replacement, and Conan Barker, Jimco, headed for the Yellow Gate, and Josh Rigsby, in a Penhall was having "cooling issues." Davis was discovering that a Class 1 car has "a lot more power" than a SCORE Lite, but he started having problems with his power steering on the second lap. The duel lasted all the way to the finish, and Lofton, who lost his brakes on the seventh lap, took the Saturday win. He said, "It's awesome being here, so much fun to be back. I love it." The car is the family's old two-seater reworked, and he said it was getting hard to get it into fourth gear. Davis, after six laps with failing power steering, said, 'I can't really feel my arms." He was just 33 seconds back. In third it was Harley Letner, in his Alpha. Navigator Jimmy Hook reported that a rock tossed by his own tires or another car, had beaned Letner, and briefly knocked him sense-less. Hook grabbed the steering wheel for a few seconds, 'til Letner gathered himself together. Pete Sohren, in his Trophy Truck with the body panels removed, finished fourth as a Class 1 car He was the lone Ford in the pack. T. J. Flores, driving a Bunderson, was fifth. He said he'd thought he was "pushing too hard", and had backed out of it some. Only 16 cars did all eight laps. When they came back on Sun-day, there were 24 of them. The luck-of-the draw had given Davis a front row start, and Lofton was in the fifth row this time. Over-night Lofton's crew had discov-ered that he'd been lucky to finish on Saturday, as both front arms had cracks. They'd made what they hoped were effective repairs. Sohren, getting lots of driving in this weekend, was back again in his denuded Trophy Truck. Before the first lap was done word came that Car # 100 (Halopoff) was "being pushed to the pits, no power and . . . . " missing rear suspension pieces. Max Thieriot rolled his RPS when he took off from the "Leap" a little crookedly. He avoided running into any of the emergency vehicles parked in the area, was quickly righted and went on, but was reported to be "limping", and his lap times were long. Meanwhile, Dan Martin, Racer, who'd started in row three and led off with the fast lap for this heat, went into the lead, mostly unnoticed. Flores spent a couple of minutes in the Hot Pits on his third lap, and Sohren developed a left rear flat, drove on it 'til it was shredded then went to the Hot Pits, on his fourth lap. Lofton fought hard to move up, but it wasn't to be. Ultimately, a front arm gave up the ghost on the seventh lap, turning him into a DNF for the weekend. Meanwhile, Martin ticked off consistent, quick laps, and got to the finish line first. Davis was second and Letner was third. But the weekend win went to Davis, who at age 17, will almost certainly be a driver to reck-on with for a long time. Lerner was second for the weekend and Mar-tin finished third. Armin Schwarz, in the team's Jimco Chevy, fin-ished fourth. Martin Christensen, Schwarz's team owner, has the BMW powered car for sale and is methodically moving into the Trophy Truck class. As always, the Laughlin week-end was full of entertaining racing, some surp,:ise finishes and some disappointing results. Drivers who couldn't manage to get their full complement of laps completed are effectively out of the running for the SCORE season Points Championships. SCORE now goes into the regular long-course season, with the San Felipe event next up, to be followed by the Baja 500, then the August Primm race, and topped off with the Baja 1000 in November. The 1000 will not be a peninsula run this year, reverting instead to the less dramatic, but also less challeng-ing, loop format SCIIE Rafael Navarro IV and Vic Bruckmann finished third in the SCORE Adam Householder gets plenty of air as he flies to a sixth place finish Brian Parkhouse, mounted on his Jimco-Chevy was the sixth place LITE contest, seen here in their Jimco racer. in his Chevy Silverado Trophy Truck. finisher in the Class 1 contest, seen here nicely airborne. Gary Weyhrich was off the pace a bit, he finished in seventh place Perry McNeil flew his Lothringer to a fourth place finish in the SCORE Mark McMillin (Saturday) and Chuck Hovey (Sunday) were the eighth in the Trophy Truck battle, seen here flying his Ford F-15O. LITE category, he's seen here flyin' low. Trophy Truck to finish, seen here just lifting off in their Ford F-15O. Dusty Times February 2011 Page 23

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~-~~--~-....,.....------------r--,-~---r-,-- - , 7 --,----.,..-,--, -..,.-,..........--,------,--..----,-... ----,, '' iii AT FIREBIRD RACEWAY Kyle LeDuc Takes TWO By ]. Preston Photos: Trackside Photo Rick Huseman had a great race on Saturday in the Pro 4 Unlimited fracas, he was fully 6 seconds in the lead when he took the checkers. Rob MacCachren took the win in Pro 2 Unlimited on Saturday, he didn't fare as well in the Cup Race on Sunday, there he finished in 10th spot. The final weekend of rac-ing for the Lucas Oil troops took place at Firebird Race-way on December 11 and 12. Lots of cars and trucks were on hand for the closing .. ,._;;:::: y -------~~~?Wt~ ; . • ( > ~ event and from what we could learn, a good time was had by most of the participants. The Pro 2 Unlimited race Kyle leDuc had a great race on Sunday in the Pro 2 vs Pro 4 Cup race, he took on Saturday was taken by Rob the win happily, Kyle finished in second place on Saturday. MacCachren, Carl Renezeder Greg Adler finished 16 laps, was another second behind was right on his heels, only Rodrigo Ampudia only had in fourth and Marty Hart three seconds in arrears, Rob-nine laps in his pocket, Todd rounded out the top 5. Robby by Woods took third place LeDuc only managed eight Woods took home the sixth honors, Robby was another laps and Brian Deegan was place trophy, Travis Coyne second in arrears, Bryce Men-out early with only three laps was lucky seventh truck in, zies was first off the podium to his credit. Rodrigo Ampudia took the finisher and Michael Johnson On Sunday there was a Pro eighth spot, Rob Naughton was the fifth truck to finish. 2 versus Pro 4 Cup Race that was the ninth truck in and Jeff Gieser finished in the ran for 22 laps, there were Rob MacCachren rounded sixth spot, Jeff Seifert was the 27 trucks entered and 15 of out the top 10. Brian Deegan seventh truck in, Kevin Probst them made it all the way. was the 11th truck to fin-was the eighth place finisher, When the checkered flag flew ish, John Harrah made it an Scott Martenson finished it was Kyle LeDuc taking a even dozen, Eric Barron was in the ninth spot and Nick really great win, Bryce Men-13th in, Scott Martenson fin-Tyree was the 10th place and zies was right there in second ished in 14th place and Curt final finisher. Rob Naughton place, just about a second in LeDuc was the 15th truck to Brian Deegan took the win on Saturday in the Pro lite Unlimited Race, Brian is was one lap shy of a finish, arrears, Carl Renezeder was a finish and the last of the 22 seen here on his way to the checkered flag. Jeff Ward only got 18 laps in, close third place, Todd LeDuc lap finishers. Kevin Probst r.=:=:=====:.~iiiii=..=.rr~~~:iiiiiifriiiiii~~----=---=---------, Brock Heger took the Kart Jr. 1 win and the Kart Cup Race at Firebird, Brock is seen here on his way to that sometimes elusive Bryce Menzies took a second place finish on Sunday in the Pro 2 vs Jerry Whelchel was the silver medal winner on Saturday in Pro Buggy, checkered flag. Pro 4 Cup Race, Bryce finished fourth in the Saturday race. Jerry only finished 12 laps in the Sunday event. Kyle Lucas took second place honors in limited Buggy on Saturday, Eliott Watson was the second place finisher in the Kart Jr. 1 race on Chad Graham had a second place finish on Saturday in the Kart Jr. unfortunately, Kyle finished in 13th place in the Sunday affair. Saturday, Sunday was a downer, only 2 laps completed. 2 fracas, Chad had a 12th place finish in the Sunday affair. Page 24 February 2011 Dusty Times

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I t I I I•• t I• I I I I ' I • ' I • with 16 laps completed, Ed-die Tapoya was 14th in, Ed-die was shown with 12 laps finished, Cody Freeman was shown in 15th lace with seven laps under his belt and Justin Davis finished in 16th place with seven laps complete. Cameron Steele flew his buggy to the win in the always hotly contested Pro Buggy Unlimited race, Cam is seen here flying low. In the Pro Lite Pro Buggy Cup Race it was Doug Fortin taking a nice win, Doug is seen here on his way to the checkered flag. The ProLite versus Pro Buggy was run on Sunday, there were 25 cars entered and they had to run 19 laps for their race. When they came around for the check-ers it was Doug Fortin tak-ing a very nice win, Brian Deegan took the silver medal, he was less than three sec-onds in arrears, Justin Davis was the third place finisher, Marty Hart was the fourth car in and Cameron Steele was the fifth place finisher. Sixth finished 16th, he had 20 laps in hand, Adrian Cenni fin-ished 17th, he too had 20 laps in, Aaron Daugherty was 18th to finish, he had 19 laps com-pleted, Josh Merrell finished in 19th place, he had 14 laps done and Jeff Gieser rounded out the top 20, he had 13 laps in his pocket. Kent Brascho also had 13 laps completed, he finished in 21st place, Rick Huseman finished 22nd, he had 10 laps complete. Mike Johnson was well back in 23rd place, he had 9 laps complete, Jeff Ward only had five laps complete, he finished 24th and Nick Tyree was the 25th finisher with 3 laps done. Jerry Daugherty finished in 26th place with 1 lap done and Greg Adler was awarded the 27th finishing position with no laps completed. The Pro Lite Unlimited Race on Saturday had 14 entries and 11 of them com-pleted their required 18 laps. First to take the checkered flag was Brian Deegan, happy for a very nice class win, Chris Brandt took second place honors, he was 1.6 seconds in arrears, Matt Loiodice took the bronze medal for his fin-ish, he was 5 .4 seconds be-hind the winner, Marty Hart finished first off the podium and Corey Sisler was the fifth vehicle to finish the race. Sixth place went to Stephan Papadakis, Adam Wik was seventh in, John Beyer fin-ished in eighth place, Sean Geiser was ninth to finish and Jacob Person rounded out the top 10. Jimmy Ste-phensen finished in 11th spot, he was the last of the 18 lap finishers, Rodrigo Ampu-dia finished in the 12th spot, he had 12 laps to his credit, Jason McNeil only got in six laps, he was listed in 13th place and Austin Kimbrell was shown in 14th place, he did not finish a lap. Saturdays Pro Buggy Un-limited Race had 16 entries, they had 18 laps to run for their race and fully 11 of them made it all the ay. First to take the checkered flag on Saturday was Cam-eron Steele, Jerry Whelchel was right there in the second spot, Bobby Pecoy finished another second back in third place, Chuck Cheek was the fourth car to finish and Mike Porter rounded out the top 5 cars. Phil Bollman took sixth place honors, Randy Minnier was the seventh car in, Doug Fortin finished in the eighth Dusty Times spot, Rich Ronco took ninth place and Myan Spaccarelli finished in 10th place. Larry •¥hi·hi35ii HJC MOTORSPORTS Job finished in 11th place and Larry was the last car to complete the required laps, Dry Break Tower • 100 Gallon Capacity • Single or Double Dry Break • EZSetUp • Affordable lndyCar Fl Technology Accessories •Dump Cans • Hose • Reducers • Filler Necks & Caps Behaeta • Snell SA 2005 Forced Air Helmets • Wired for Communication & Ear Bud Ready • Racing Optics Tear Offs • Universal and Custom Molded Ear Buds • Helmet Skirts • Shields Ioolllrta llowtr 8:,1tea1 • mghest Flowing Systems! • 105, 135, 150, 235 and 250 CFM: Ratings • mgh Flow Filters & C118tom Hoses • Trophy Kart Kits for Driver & Clutch Cooler Malcolm Pointon finished 12th with 17 laps completed, Patrick Pendley finished 13th • Continued on page 26 Com.mulcatloa Sy,tea, • Vertex 5 to 110 Watt Radio Systems • m-Fi Intercom Systems • Chase & Race Packages • Base Station Packages • Crew Chief & Kart Packages la Car Cuaera Sy,tem • EZ 1 Button Operation • Exclusive Racer X Motorsports Package • 5.7 hours ormgh Resolution recording time • Up to 12 hours of operation on 4AA Lithium Ion Batteries • Can be Interfaoed to Intercom for fnll audio experience ICellta • 41 1/2 Gallon Capacity • SCORE/ BITD / FIA Approved • Tapered Design Provides Increased Grouad Clearance & M'.a.ximizes Usule Fuel • Fuel Level Sending Units Available • Caps, Neoks, Hose, Filters and Pumps Available YOUB SOUBCB FOB PBOFESSIONAL BACH PBOJJUCTS 10815 Wheatlands Avenue, Suite K • Santee, CA 92071 619-258-RACE (7223) • Fax 619-258-0883 • February 2011 Page 25 I

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Bruce Fraley took the gold medal in the Saturday Limited Buggy Race, Bruce is seen here at high speed headin' for the checkers. place went to Myan Spacca-seventh place honors, Chuck relli, Jimmy Stephensen took Cheek was the eighth place Page 26 Justin Smith took the win in the Limited Buggy Cup Race on Sunday, Justin took a nice third place in the Saturday event. finisher, John Beyer finished die Tafoya was the 10th car in the ninth spot and Ed-to finish. Malcolm Pointon February 2011 was the 11th car to finish and was the last to com-plete all 19 laps. Austin Kimbrell made it an even dozen, Aus-tin finished 17 laps, Randy Minnier also finished 17 laps and was awarded 13th spot, Chris Brandt finished in 14th place, he completed 15 laps and Jacob Person took 15th place, he too finished 15 laps. Matt Loiodice finished in 16th place, he completed 14 laps, Corey Sisler was 17th with 12 laps completed, Jerry Whelchel also finished 12 laps and was awarded the 18th spot, Stephan Papadakis also completed 12 laps and was shown in 19th place and Rodrigo Ampudia was shown in 20th place with 10 laps completed. In the 21st spot was Mike Porter, Mike had seven laps complete, Rich Ronco also had seven laps done and was shown in 22nd place, Bobby Pecoy was 23rd with five laps complete, Phil Bollman finished in 24th place, he completed 2 laps and Sean Geiser only com-pleted 1 lap and was shown in the 25th spot. The Limited Buggy group, as usual, had a great couple of days of racing. There were 15 of them entered and they had to complete 16 required laps for their race. Taking the checkered flag first in the Saturday affair was Bruce Fraley, a nice win for Bruce, Kyle Lucas finished n the sec-ond spot, just one second be-hind the leader, Justin Smith finished in the third spot, just another second back, Curt Geer took fourth place honors and John Fitzgerald rounded out the top five" finishers. Finishing in sixth place was Kevin McCollough, Tatum Ronco was lucky sev-enth in, Hayden Melton took the eighth finishing spot, Quentin Tucker was ninth to finish and Dave Mason took 10th place honors. Lindsay Geiser was the 11th place fin-isher and Greg Crew made it an even dozen. Greg was the last of the cars to complete the required laps. Jeff Knupp completed 13 laps and was shown in the 13th spot, Geof-frey Cooley completed 11 laps and was shown in 14th place and Kenny Freeman was the 15th and final finisher, hav-ing completed 11 laps. Sundays Limited Buggy Cup Race had 14 entrants, they had to complete 16 laps for their race. This day it was Justin Smith taking a re, ally nice win, Geoffrey Cooley took second place honors, he was half a second behind the leader, John Fitzgerald finished in the third spot, John was another two seconds back, Bruce Fraley slid into the •fourth finishing position and Dave Mason was the fifth place finisher, he was seven seconds behind the winner. Sixth finishing position went to Tatum Ronco, Greg Crew was the seventh place finisher and Greg was the last car to complete all the required laps. Kevin McCullough was the eighth place finisher, Kevin completed 15 laps of the race, Lindsay Geiser finished 12 laps and was shown in ninth Dusty Times

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Doug Mittag was the second place finisher in the UTV race on Dawson Kirchner took the silver medal on Saturday in the Super Zachary Hunt finished second on Saturday in the Kart Modified race, Saturday, unfortunately, he dropped to a ninth place finish in the Lite race, Dawson was only able to grab a 13th place finish in the Zach had a 10th place finish in the Sunday event. Sunday event. _S_un_d_a-'y_e_v_e_n_t. __________________ _ ~' Bobby Pecoy won the bronze medal on Saturday in the Pro Buggy Robby Woods scored a third place finish in Pro 2 on Saturda.y,.Rotiby Matt Loiodice took third place honors in the Pro Lite Unlimited race Unlimited race on Saturday, Bobby was a long 23rd in the Sunday finished in sixth place on Sunday in the Pro 2/Pro.·¾ Cu/'Race. on Saturday, Matt is seen here with lots of air. Cup Racp. place and Curt Geer only got in 11 laps and was shown in the 10th spot. Hayden Melton was shown in place with eight laps under his belt, Jeff Knupp only got in 7 laps and was shown in 12th place, Kyle Lucas was shown in the 13th spot, having completed 4 laps and Quentin Tucker finished in the 14th spot, he too with 4 laps completed. The Super Lite race on Sat-urday had 15 trucks entered and they had to complete 14 laps for a finish. When the smoke cleared it was Kyle LeDuc taking a nice win, Dawson Kirchner took the silver medal, he was a sec-ond and a half in arrears, Chad George took third place honors, Jeremy Stenberg fin-ished in fourth place and RJ Anderson took fifth place ,, honors. Jacob Person fin-ished in sixth place, Brandon Waid finished in the seventh spot, Patrick Clark was the eighth truck in, Brent Fouch finished in· ninth place and Jeffrey Cargola rounded out the top ten. Brian Makse was the 11th truck to finish, Dodge Earnhardt made it an even dozen and Ricky James was shown in 13th place, only completing 13 laps, Colton Greaves only got in 12 laps and was shown in 144th place and Wyatt Kirchner was shown in 15th place, he only got 11 laps in. The Super Lite Cup Race had 15 competitors all ready to race, they had to complete 16 laps for their race. When the checkers flew it was Kyle LeDuc taking a really nice win, Chad George finished " in the second spot, Chad was a mere half second behind the leader, Colton Greaves took third place, he was three seconds behind the leader, Jacob Person finished first off the podium, he was an-other four seconds back and Jeremy Stenberg came ·in for a fifth place finish. Patrick Clark was the sixth place finisher, Wyatt Kirchner was the seventh place finisher, Brent Fouch took the eighth spot, Brian Makse took ninth place honors and Jeffrey Kar-gola came in for a 10th place finish, he had 15 laps com-pleted. Dodge Earnhardt fin-ished in the 11th spot, he too only had 15 laps completed, Ricky James was shown in the 12th spot, he had 12 laps completed, Dawson Kirchner was -shown in 13th place, he -~-~--------------------Kyle LeDuc had a great race in the Super Lite and Super Lite Cup Race, winning both. Seen here reaching for the sky. had completed only 7 laps completed, RJ Anderson was listed in 14th place with 2 laps complete and Brandon Ward was 15th with only 1 lap under his belt. The Kart Jr. 1 race on Sat-Continu■4 ■n p111 28 Geoffrey Cooley took second place honors in Limited Buggy on Cole Mamer was really consistent, Cole took the third place position Preston Roben had a decent weekend, he finished fourth on Saturday Sunday, Geoffrey was the 14th place finisher in the Saturday event. both days in the Kart Jr. 1 races. and second on Sunday in the Kart Jr. 1 races. Jeremy Davis finished seventh in the Kart Jr. 2 race on Saturday but Mitch Guthrie was the third place finisher in Saturdays Kart Modified Code Rahders finished in third place in the Saturday UTV race, Code he came back on Sunday with a sharp second place finish. race, Mitch was the 14th place finisher in the Sunday fracas. was listed as the seventh place finisher in the Sunday event. Dusty Times February 2011 Page 27

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Chad George took second place in the Saturday Super lite race, It was a third place finish in the Saturday Pro 4 Unlimited Race for Justin Davis flew to a third place finish in the Pro lite/Pro Buggy Cup Chad finished second in the Sunday Cup Race. Travis Coyne, he's seen here headin' for the checkers. Race, Justin is seen here really flyin' high. Marty Hart really gets up there, Marty finished first off the podium John Fitzgerald took a fifth and a third place finish in the limited Sheldon Creed took a pair of third place finishes in the Kart Jr.2 races at Firebird, he's seen here with the hammer really down. in the Pro Lite/Pro Buggy contest on Sunday. Buggy contests, he's seen here really pulling hard. urday had 17 entered and they Geiser was the 11th Kart in, another win this date, that's had to run 10 laps for their Reili Geiser was 12th to fin-two for two for the weekend, race. Brock Heger showed the ish and Darren Hardesty fin-Preston Rohen finished in way with a nice win, Eliott ished in 13th place. Wolfgang second place, after a fourth Watson was the second place Ries was in 14th place with 9 place on Saturday, not too finisher, Cole Mamer was the laps completed and Katelyn bad, Cole Mamer was the third Kart in, Preston Rohen Anderson was shown in 15th third Kart in, Cole finished took fourth place honor~ and place with 9 laps completed. in third place on Saturday Travis Pecoy took fifth place Carlye Lenk was show in 16th too, Jack Yeiser was the fourth honors. Isabella Naughton place with 9 laps completed Kart in and Carlye Lenk fin-finished in the sixth spot, and Dean Duro was shown in ished fifth, well up from the Conner McMullen was lucky 17th place, he too with 9 laps 16th place finish on Saturday. seventh, Dylan Winbury fin-complete. Sixth place went to Travis ished in the eighth spot, Kris-The Kart Jr. 1 Cup Race on Pecoy, Isabella Naughton fin-ta Smith was the ninth place Sunday saw 14 Karts ready to ished in the seventh spot finisher and Jack Yeiser took race and they had 15 laps to after a sixth place finish on 10th place honors. Ramsi complete. Brock Heger took Saturday, Conner McMullen FUEL SAFE, the No. 1 Maker of Fuel Cells for Off Road Racing. Pro Cell® • Top-of-the-line flexible bladder • Durable "seamless" construction • Okay for alcohol blends Enduro Cell® • Heavy duty "hard" rubber bladder • FIA-FT3 low cost alternative • Stands up to any type of fuel 800-433-6524 Fuel Safe Systems, 1550 NE Kingwood Ave., Redmond OR 97756 Tel: 541-923-6005 Page 28 February 2011 was the eighth place finisher, Krista Smith came in ninth and Dylan Winbury was the 10th place finisher. Darren Hardesty was shown as the 11th place finisher, Dean Duro made it an even doz-en, Dean completed 14 laps, Katelyn Anderson finished in the 13th spot with 14 laps completed and Eliott Watson was shown14th with two laps completed. The Kart Jr. 2 race on Sat-urday had 12 entries and they had 10 laps to go for a finish. The win on Saturday went to Maxwell Ries, Chad Graham came in second, he was four seconds in arrears, Sheldon Creed came along in third place, he was another half second . back, Shelby Ander-son took first off the podium honors and Jeff Hoffman was the fifth place finisher. A sixth place finish was earned by Paige Porter, Jeremy Da-vis was the seventh to fin-ish, Hailie Deegan came in eighth, Weston Schuck was ninth in and Sterling Cling rounded out the top 10 fin-ishers. Micaela Cheek was the eleventh car to finish and Isa-bella Naughton was the 12th and final finisher. The Sunday Kar't Jr. 2 Cup Race had 12 Karts entered and they had 15 laps to run for their race. When the checkers flew it was Isabella Naughton taking a great win, Jeremy Davis was a sixth of a second behind the leader, Sheldon Creed came in for a third place finish, Sterling Cling wrapped up fourth place and Paige Porter was the fifth Kart to finish. Max-well Ries was the sixth place finisher, Shelby Anderson finished in the seventh spot, Micaela Cheek was eighth in, Hailie Deegan finished in ninth place and Jeff Hoff-• man rounded out the top 10 finishers. Weston Schuck finished in 11th place and Chad Graham was the 12th and final finisher. The Kart Modified group was 17 strong for the Satur-day battle and they had to complete 10 laps for the race. Sheldon Creed was the big winner this date but it was close, Zachary Hunt was sec-ond, only a second out of the win, Mitch Guthrie was third Kart in, Brandon Vermillion finished fourth and Bradley Morris took fifth place hon-ors. Sixth place went to Jerett Brooks, Myles Cheek was sev-enth to take the flag, Connor Pankratz finished eighth, he was seven seconds behind the leader, Blake Lenk was ninth in, another two seconds later Maxwell Ries was the big winner in the Kart Jr. 2 race on Saturday, Max had an almost five second lead when the checkers flew. Dusty Times

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Trent Williams finished 12th in the Saturday Kart Modified race, he Jacob Person finished sixth in the Super Lite race on Saturday, Jacob Rodrigo Ampudia only got in 9 laps in the Saturday Pro 2 Unlimited took a great second place in the Sunday Cup Race. finished fourth in the Super Lite Cup Race. race, Rodrigo finished eighth in the Sunday Cup Race. Jack Yeiser finished 10th in the Kart Jr. 1 race on Saturday, Jack Dave Mason finished 10th in the Limited Buggy race on Saturday, Sterling Cling was the 10th place finisher on Saturday in the Kart Jr. 2 finished fourth in the Sunday Cup Race at Firebird. Dave was the fifth place finisher in the Cup race on Sunday. race on Saturday, he came back on Sunday with a fourth place finish. and Mitchell Dejong took 10th place honors. Bryan Os-born finished in 11th place, Trent Williams made it an even dozen, Brooke Cawell was 13th to finish, Kyle Hart finished ·14th and Cole Potts was the 15th Kart to take the checkered flag. Kyle Dodd finished in 16th place and Anthony Busnardo was the 17th listed finisher. The Kart Modified Cup Race on Sunday was a 15 lap event with 16 Karts all rarin' to go. Sheldon Creed made it a double header with an-other win this weekend, Trent Williams took second place honors, Brandon Vermillion was the bronze medal winner, Jerett Brooks finished first off the podium and Blake Lenk took fifth place honors. Bry-an Osborn was the sixth place finisher, Connor Pankratz was the lucky seventh place finisher, Myles Cheek was eighth Kart in, Brooke Cawell took ninth place and Zachary Hunt finished out the top 10 with 14 laps completed. Kyle Dodd was shown in 11th place with 14 laps complete and Cole Potts finished in 12th place, he too with 14 laps under his belt. Anthony Busnardo completed laps and was shown in 13th· place, Mitch Guthrie was 14th, he had 9 laps completed, Kyle Hart finished in 15th place, he too had only completed 9 Isabella Naughton took a wonderful win in Kart Jr. 2 Cup Race at Firebird, she is seen here nicely airborne, headin' for home. Sheldon Creed made a clean sweep of it in Kart Modified, he took the checkers both days, including the Kart Modified Cup race. laps and Bradley Morris was in 16th place, he too only completed 9 laps. The UTV race on Satur-sixth place finisher, Robert Vanbeekum was the seventh UTV to finish, Robert Wil-son took the eighth finish-ing position, Gary Thomp-son was ninth UTV in and Corry Weller finished 10th, having completed only 13 laps. RJ Ander-son was shown in 11th place, RJ only completed 11 laps, Greg Franz only completed 6 laps, he was shown in 12th place, Aus-tin Kimb"rell only got five laps in, he was shown in 13th place and Dan Kel-ly never got as lap in. day had 14 entrants and they had to get 14 laps in for a fin-ish. The big win in the Saturday event went to Ryan Beat, Doug Mittag fol-lowed him in for a decent second place finish, Code Rahders took third place honors, Ty-ler Herzog finished in fourth place and Chad George finished in the fifth spot. John Dempsey was the Jerett Brooks was the sixth place finisher in the Saturday Kart Modified race, Jerett came back on Sunday with a first off the podium finish. Sundays UTV Cup Race had 10 entries and they had to race for 14 laps to get a finish. Ryan Beat took an easy win this day and coupled with Saturdays win it was a fun weekend, Robert Vanbeekum took the silver medal, Chad George was the bronze medal winner, Greg Franz took fourth place honors and Corry Weller was the fifth place finisher. Austin Kimbrell was shown in sixth place, he only com-pleted 13 laps, Code Rahders was shown in seventh place, he too only got 13 laps in, Robert Wilson was shown in eighth place, he too with only 13 laps, Doug Mittag was shown ninth, he only had 6 laps to his credit and Dan Kelly was shown in 10th place with 5 laps to his credit. Brandon Vermillion took a fourth place finish in Kart Modified on Chad George finished in fifth place in the Saturday UTV race, Chad Robert Vanbeekum finished in seventh place on Saturday in the Saturday, he won a bronze medal in the Sunday event. took third place honors in the Sunday event. UTV race, Robert finished in second spot in the Sunday Cup race. Dusty Times February 2011 Page 29

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@af)RAcE READY 275 Arturo Hon-old Takes The overall By]. Preston Bradshaw Photos: Art Eigenio Carlos Ibarra is seen here at high speed as he races his truck to the Class 1/TT win at the CODE Race Ready 275. the next race. There were 88 cars and trucks entered in 11 classes and all were ready to take on their competitors and go for broke, Arturo Honold gets ready for a kinda rough landing as he goes on to the Class 12 win, Arturo also picked up the overall win for the race. The Class 1 cars were first off, they had 275 long mifes to go and when all the dust had cleared it was Carlos Ibarra taking the class win in his good looking truck, we not-ed all the candlepower he had mounted up front, Mario Acosta and Victor Gasca took silver medal honors in their Class 1 charger, the Valdez/ Flores/Montez/Gomez/Diaz were the third place finishers, Benny Canela and his crew manned their Ford, Rodriguez and Lopez, helping to get a fourth place finish and the Dusty Times had a reporter on his way to cover the Race Ready 27 5 action but, alas, mechanical woes on his way to Mexico cancelled those plans. The best we can give The Ford truck of Armando Duron took the gold medal in Class 7S, Armando is seen here at high speed on his way to the checkers. you now is a concise rundown of the action. Please bear with us, we promise to do better at Cesar Bellozo and his crew took the gold medal in the Class 7 conflict, Cesar is seen here at high speed heading for the checkers. Martinez/ Aguilera machine taking fifth place honors. The Gamez/Gonzalez duo took sixth place honors. Seventh place went to Rick Sanchez and Humberto Arce, Ruben Ledezma and Angel Aviles took their Chevy to an eighth place finish and Marco Valdez and David Abaroa were the ninth and final Class 1 car to finish. There were six cars entered in the Class 12 contest. When the checkered flag fell for this class it was Arturo Hon-old and Alberto Medina tak-ing the class win and they took the overall win for the race as well. Alfonso and Car-los Cerril flew their. car to a second place finish in class, Luis Barragan screamed to a bronze medal finish, the De La Torre/Sainz/De La Torre/ Musso quartet finished the race in fourth spot and Perry McNeil and crew never got a lap completed and the Del-gado/Gastelum crew never ,; completed a lap either. The Class ½-1600 fracas had seven cars entered and the big win went to Hector Garcia and Jose Carlos Robles, Jorge Sanchez and Hector Orne-las Sr. were the second pace finishers, Cody Robinson Cole Edgmon took home the bronze medal and the Luis/ Victor Herrera Jr./Gabriel Herrera, Cynthia Vasquez quartet were the fourth place Performance Proven for Desert & Off-Road Use 150 Heavy Duty Sizes to Choose from Detail & Pressure Wash Tanks Marine Holding & Water Tanks Bulk Storage & Wa.ste Tanks R.V. Tanks ·Quality Products & Friendly Service RONCO PLASTICS, INC. • -714-259-1385 • FAX 714-259-0759 • 15022 Parkway Loop, Suite B • Tustin, CA 92780 • CALL, WRITE or FAX us to Receive a Free Catalog VISA ~-------------------------------------------------------~ Page 30 February 2011 Dusty Times .. I ''

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Mario Acosta raced his really good looking car to a second place finish Racing through the dust and dirt, Jorge Sanchez ran to a silver Carlos Diaz raced his Ford pickup to a second place finish in the Class in the Class 1 action, seen here at very high speed headin' for home. medal finish in the Class 1/2-1600 fracas at the Race Ready 275. 7S action, seen here at speed headin' for the checkers. finishers. The Carlos Paramo, Julio Aguilar, Kevin Pice trio had to settle for a fifth place finish. The Cortez, Ramirez, Romero trio were the sixth car to finish and Renato Villal-pando wound it all up in the seventh spot. Class 7S had four entrants and the class winner was the Ford of Armando Duron, Ar-mando Duron Jr., Israel Du-ron, David Larios and Rudy R~vera, they had a really good day, another Ford truck, this one driven by Carlos Diaz, Manuel Lopez, Sergio Duron and Luis Castenada took sec-ond place honors while Rafael and Hector Duron cruised in for third place honors while Roy Fantelli gave it his all but was scored as a dnf. There were nine trucks en-tered in the Class 7 contest and some of them would also not make it all the way. The winning truck was crewed by the team of Cesar Bellozo, Oscar Bellozo, Axel Bellozo and Juan Leon. The second place truck in Class 7 was the Ford of Jose Alberto Gonzalez and Jonatan Quintero. Javier Manzo and Juan Bernal took the bronze medal for the class and the really good looking Ford of Ishmael Gaxiola and Sinhue Navarrete finished first off the podium. Filiberto Sierras and Abraham Acosta were the fifth place finishers. Arturo Alvarez and Edgar ~ The Carlos Rivas entry in the Class 5/1600 was a winner, Carlos and his crew took the gold medal at the Race Ready 275 action. Real finished in sixth place in Class 7 and Elias Canchola Jr. was the seventh place finisher. The eighth place finisher was Joel Parra and Oscar Castro, they didn't get to finish all their required laps and last, but not least was the team of Oscar Rebeles and Juan Carlos Rebeles Ruiz who also did not get complete their re-quired laps. There were six cars entered in the Class 5/1600 battle. The first car to cross the fin-ish line was the Bug of Car-los Rivas, Fernando Flores, Miguel Iribe and Gilberto Ar-reaola, they had a really good time, second 5/1600 to finish belonged to Emilio Salcido, Emjlio Salcido Jr., Daniel Leon and Miguel Moreno, happy with their silver medal. Third Bug to finish was han-dled by Ernie Negrete, Gabriel Diaz Peralta and Isaias Me-dina a nice podium finish for them. Fourth place finisher was driven by Pedro Athie, Er-nesto Robles and Faizal Diaz, just a bit out of third place and fifth place went to Alberto Varela who gets our vote for being the best looking Bug in the class. And, last, but certainly not least was the Bug of Marcos Nunez and Norberto Rivera, taking sixth place honors. There were an even dozen in the class 11 conflict and it looks to us like seven of them made it all the way. The big Gustavo Meza got it all together and took the gold medal in the Class 9 contest, Gustavo is seen here heading for the checkered flag. winner in the Class 11 sh,oot-out was Roberto Robles and Juan Carlos Vidauri, second car in was Hugo Agundez and Ricardo Matus, third place went to Sergio Sarmiento and finishing first off the podium was Ruben Espinoza after a good solid drive and Lolis-Wendy Casarez took fifth place honors. Finishing in sixth spot was Guillermo Val-le, taking the lucky seventh position was the team of Klaus Rasch and Efrain Vargas, fol-lowed by Guillermo Ruiz who did not complete his required laps. Next shown on the re-sults was Miguel Mexia who was also a dnf, and next was another dnf, Fernando Prado, Ernesto Cassilas and Oscar Gonzalez. After them came the Bug of Oscar Acosta Ruiz and Eduardo Lopez, they too, failed to finish the race. Next shown on the results was the Bug driven by Oscar Acosta Ruiz and Eduardo Lopez, they too failed to finish the race. Finally the Bug of Jorge Mar-tinez, Marcos Martinez, Rasa Lizarraga and Guadalupe Lo-pez which, according to the results, never got to the first checkpoint. Next up were the Class 9 competitors, there were six of them entered and it looks like five of them made it all the way. Taking the gold medal in class was car of Gustavo Meza and Luivan Voelker, taking Continued en page 32 Nicely airborne, the Ford pickup of Jose Alberto took a silver medal Emilio Salcido was the second place finisher in the always hotly Hugo Agundez was the second car to take the checkered flag in finish in the Class 7 contest at the 275 race. contested Class 5/1600 battle, seen here on his way to the flag. the Class 11 contest, seen here making one of many hard landings. Ulises Morquecho and family raced their good looking car to a second Taking all the jumps and bumps in strfde, Celia Perez raced to a Not too bad a day for Javier Silva, he took second place honors in place finish in the Class 9 competition. second place finish in the Class 14 contest. the Class 15 contest, here on his way home. Dusty Times February 2011 Page 31

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Manuel Robles had a decent race, he took the silver medal for the Nicely airborne, the Truggy of Ricardo Valdez flies towards the finish Class 18 contest, he's seen here on a low takeoff run. line, Ricardo took third place in Class 1/TT. Luis Barragan was not a happy camper at the Race Ready 275, usually well up in the finishing group, this time he was a dnf. the silver medal was the pair of los Miranda and Joe Aguirre dnf on the results. checkered flag was driven by the quartet of Rick Sanchez, Julio Monzon, Oscar Munoz and Fernando Sanchez. Sec-ond car in was driven solo by Celia Perez and the third Ulises and David Morquecho and finishing in the fifth spot There were 10 cars entered and the solo driver Armando was the quartet of Eric Muller in th e C lass 14 contest and it Castro was the third place Jr., Eric Muller, Antonio Lo-looks like seven of them com-finisher in the class. Finishing pez and Jesse A Gonzalez. pleted the required miles for first off the podium was Car-Manuel Silva was listed as a a finish. First car to take the Oasl1eo Mo,01t(IQ OaOazo,c 0A 311t111stata 10 B.ApaeAe 7,aUI oxit 01311te1stato 10 W. 6a6azo11 '""' Page 32 "'"°" 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Swap meet is arr...-to include the following sections li.nWI. USED PARTS & ACCESSORIES RACE TRUCKS RACEBUGGYS MOJORCYCLES SAND TOYS QUADS & 3-WHEELERS TRAILERS & TOW VEHICLES PRE-RUNNERS MFG. & RETAIL DISPLAYS 4x4s &JEEPS lltit. $45.00 $30.00 $30.00 $25.00 $30.00 $30.00 $55.00 ' $30.00 $55.00 $30.00 .. 10'X11' 10':ic.15' 10'x15' 3'x8' 10'x15' 5'x8' 10'x20' 10'x15' 10'x20' 10'x20' Be sure to clean-out those garages and bring your off-road collectables to the eleventh Annual Off-Road Swap Meet. The only one of it's kind in Southern CalHornia's history! $10.00 ADULTS & KIDS UNDER 12 ARE FREE! To reserve a space fill out this entry form and mail with a check to California Pre-Fun, 39067 Orchard St., Cherry Valley, CA 92223 before February 22, 2011. Name. ____________ Street ________________ _ City ___________ State ____ Zip _______ Section _____ _ Move in Saturday 12 p.m. February 26, until show opens at 6 a.m. on Sunday February 27, add $5.00 late fee after 6 a.m. on February 27. Booth space available day of show. ~ · Reservations recommended but not required. · · ~ PRESENTED BY CURT LeDUC'S CALIFORNIA PRE-FUN For more information call Curt LeDuc (951) 845-8820 February 2011 place finisher had the crew of Rodrigo Elorduy, Rigo Her-nandez and Jose Luis Lopez. They were content with their bronze medal. Fourth place honors went to George Jack-son and Brian Siler. The fifth place spot went to Gilberto Verduzco and Hector Pimen-tel. Rodrigo Ferla and Victor Celaya were the sixth car to finish. Danya Pacheco soloed into the seventh spot, Alfredo Lugo failed to complete the race and was shown in the eighth finishing position and the quintet of Jesus Mendez, Jesus Mendez Jr., Francisco Pimentel, Jhony Pimintel and Jose L Sanchez also failed to complete all the required miles rounded out the top nine cars shown on the re-sults. Carlos Bravo, Mario Montejano, Abel Ochoa and Juan Ramon Mendez rounded out the top 10 although they too did not complete the en-tire race. Class 15 consisted of nine cars, five of them made it all the way to the checkered flag. First car in was Oscar Baldar-rama Jr. and Saul Laredo, " quite happy with their gold medal finish, Javier Silva was the second car in and Pete Williams took third place honors. Finishing first off the podium was the duo of Joaquin Rodriguez and Juan Carlos Aguirre and a fifth place finish went to solo driv-er Oscar Martinez. The group of Francisco Rascon, Chris-tian Martinez, Oscar Cazarez, Carlos Rascon and Jesus Vil-lasenor failed to complete the required miles were shown in sixth place, Angel Gomez and Alejandro Noriega were also a dnf, shown seventh on the results, Carlos Rivera, Luivan Voelker Jr. and Rafael Fernan-dez were also a dnf, shown eighth in class and Alberto Arizaga, Ramon Hernandez, Kelvin De Lucas and Oscar Bernal were also a dnf, shown as ninth in class on the results. Class 18 was last to race, there were 10 trucks entered and we believe seven of them made it all the way to the checkered flag. First truck to finish was the trio of Hec-tor Perez, Daniel Perez and Maria Fernandez Perez, obvi-ously elated with their win, second truck to finish was crewed by Manuel Robles, Ramiro Vasquez, Fito Tovar and Rogelio Gomez, quite happy with their truck's per-formance. Carlos Fonsica and Jorge Ortega were happy with the way their Chevy per-formed, taking third place in class and Federico Regla Dusty Times

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I . ' ' ' Quentin Tucker was the bronze medal winner in the Class 1/2-1600 Sergio Duron flew his pickup to the bronze medal finish in the Class Javier Manzo flew his truck to a third place finish in the Class 7 race, he's seen here on his way to the finish line. 7S race, seen here saving a bit of tire wear. fracas, he's seen here at an off kilter landing. Ernie Negrete shows the world how to fly a car, Emie finished in third Sergio Sarmiento braces himself for a rough landing at the Race Here saving some tire wear, Annando Castro flies his Class 9 car place in the Class 5/1690 battle. Ready 275, Sergio took third place honors in the Class 11 contest. towards the finish line, Armando finished third in the class . • Rodrigo Elorduy was the third place finisher in the Class 14 race, Pete Williams was the third Class 15 car to finish the race, Pete is Carlos Fonseca flew his Chevrolet pickup to a third place finish in he's seen here slightly askew on his way to the flag. seen here just at touchdown. the Class 18 tussle, seen here at one of many takeoffs. drove his Ford to a fourth place finish. Fifth to get the checkered flag was the sextet of Jesus Miranda, Juan Carlos Rubio, Manuel Rubio, Mario Moreno, Frederico Corrales and Pedro Gutierrez, quite content with the performance of their vehicle. Jose Leon, we think driving a Ford was the seventh truck to finish, Luis Leon only got some of the race in, he is shown eighth in class, Fernando Duron didn't reach the first checkpoint and Ramon Hurtado also failed to reach the first check. And so it ended, every-one is anxiously awaiting the next CODE event. Se ya all there!!!!! <@> Just a bit out of shape on this landing, Rick Sanchez went on to take the Class 14 win at the Race Ready 275. Happenings ... fr1m page 7 1970 EAST 2ND STREET RENO, NV 89502 775-287-0615 <> VICENTE GUERRERO OFF ROAD CLUB PRORJ. CENOVIO GAMBOA 01 l-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 PENNSYLVANIA WHEEL To WHEEL OFF RoAD RAcING PATRICK McGurRE P.O. Box376 ADAMSBURG, PA Dusty Times (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, WL 54901 (414) 688-5509 WORLD SERIES OF OFF ROAD RACING FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP P.O. Box99 CRANDON, WISCONSIN 54520 303-880-7221 <WWW.WRC.COM> XTREME INTERNATIONAL 1863 COMMANDER DRIVE LAKE HAvASu CrTY, AZ 86403 (520) 855-RACE/ (520) 855-2208 BAJA OFFICE: 011-526-6225 ZR PROMOTIONS Lurs RENE MONTANO C. CALZADA lNDEPENDENCIA 200 -5 COL. lNSURGENTES Esrr 21280 MEXICALI, BC, MX (686) 564 6653 February 2011 Seen here making a one point landing, Alfonso Becerril went on to take the silver medal in the Class 12 action. Attention Race & Hally Organi:ers List your coming events in DUSTI TIMES free. It is the only way some fans know about your event, if they don't happen to be on your club mailing list. Don't call, but mail your 2011 schedules as soon as possible for listing in this column. Page 33

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1----~1 AT PRAIRIE CITY Sam Berri Does It Again By Troy Robinson Photos: Cougar Freak Photography Sam Berri doesn't seem to have a problem winning any race, here he flies to the Class 1 win at the VORRA Prairie City IV event in October. The season finale for the 2010 Vorra season is in the books. Championship overall points were still on the line going into the fi-nal event of the year where some classes had to pick it up a notch to gain spots while others needed only to show up to secure the championship. With prac-tice and qualifying Saturday afternoon it was time to put away the race car and start the Halloween festivities. The evening's event was kicked off with a pumpkin carving contest for all the kids young and old. Follow-ing that was a catered BBQ dinner that hosted over a hundred people. Then we were given some time to put on our costumes in time for some trick or treating from pit to pit before the costume contest judging be-gan. I don't really care what they all say by the contest winner was my family as my wife, son and I dressed as the characters from the Disney movie "Up"-and we were good! Kicking off the race Sun-day was the Sportsman class after the National Anthem was sung. Igor Palagin (78) with his AWD lightweight buggy was to the first turn. Behind him Anthony Dom-schot (23) and Jason Sacks ( 15) were tangled up. An-thony McBride (99) was now up to the lead getting past Palagin who dropped to 4th. McBride though went into the new horse-shoe turn a little too hot and barrel rolled but landed on his wheels and dumped the clutch of his Toyota VS buggy and never lost the lead. By mid race Domschot ~-. .. ~~:.:..:...C!!!lll:ai'-li:::ili ~. ~ ': Max Baggett beat out a dozen competitors to take the gold medal in the Sportsman Class, seen here at high speed. was in the pits with a flat tire and McBride had a huge lead over Max Baggett (42) and Terry Shelton (81). With just a couple of laps to go McBride would break a stub axle taking him out of the moto. This gave the lead to Baggett who cruised to the moto win. Shelton, Palagin, Eric Stieger (9), Tandy Scheck (205) and Sacks rounded out the top finishers. In moto 2 McBride had repairs made and was out front with Domschot and Baggett battling for 2nd. McBride rounded the laps quick and put the moto down with the win. Dom-schot held on for 2nd with Baggett 3rd, Shelton 4th and Palagin 5th. In the final moto Dom-schot pulled the early lead and had a battle the en-tire moto with Baggett and McBride. At the checkers McBride made a pass for the moto win at the line. Domschot settled for 2nd with Baggett 3rd and Shel-ton 4th. Baggett earned the overall win with a 1st and 2-3rd's. Shelton was 2nd with a 2nd and 2-4ths. McBride's 15th in moto 1 was backed with wins in moto's 2 and 3 earned him 3rd place. Domschot earned a 4th with a 13th and 2-2nd's. In the pilot class Aaron Rupley (77x) was the over-all winner with 2nd's in moto's 1 and 2 and a win in the 3rd moto. Joel Counts (12) placed 2nd with 2-3rd's and a 2nd. Tim Compton (8) won the first two moto's but broke fn moto 3 but was still awarded 3rd place in the 6-car field. The largest field ofUTV's raced this race with 7 tak-ing the green flag. Winning all 3 moto's handily was Dennis Jean (1959). Ryan Strange (193) finished 2nd for the day with 2-3rd's and a 2nd. Jon Crowley (1965) finished 2nd in moto 1, had a flat in moto 2 that placed him 5th and followed with a close 2nd in moto 3. The 2-5-2 finish netted him 3rd for the day. Aaron Rupley (Foreground) beat out five other Pilots for a nice Pilot Class win, he's seen here really flyin' across the course. Jim Carius took the gold medal in the Class 9 contest, no wonder, Jim wasn't on the ground, he was really flying low. With all 3 class 11 's run-ning higher compression this race it was 3-wide into turn 1 as nobody wanted to give an inch. Bob Messer (1177) didn't make it out of the new horseshoe turn though as he rolled and damaged the transmission. Richard Palasik (1107 and Gary Herrod (1112) went door to door all the way to the· checkers with Palasik taking the moto win. In moto 2 Messer was quickly out front with Palasik and Herrod giving chase. At mid-race Messer was off course and out of the moto. Palasik was in the lead and doing well until he too rolled all by a straight-away. Palasik crew to official, "hey we're out front", officials reply, "you just rolled". This moved Herrod into the lead and ,.. There were seven UTV entries, only four of them made it all the way Terry Shelton had a fairly goof day, he was the second place finisher Joel Counts is encountering a hard landing as he competes in the Pilot and Dennis Jean was the first one in to take the checkered flag. in the Sportsman race, he's seen here nicely airborne. Class action, Joel finished in the second spot when the checkers flew. Page 34 February 2011 Dusty Times

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Ben Phillips took the win in the Group T contest, he's seen here really haulin' you know what to take the checkers. moto win. In moto 3 Messer was out front again with Palasik and Herrod giving chase. Herrod and Palasik had a battle all the way to the last lap when Herrod stuffed Palasik into a course marking tire giving him the 2nd spot. Overall results: Herrod, Palasik and Messer. In the class 9 race Jim Carius (998) captured all three moto wins for the overall for the day. Dave Oram (909) fought off pres-sure from Eric Steiger (952) in moto 1 for 2nd for the day. Eric Steiger finished 3-4-3 for 3rd. Jay Schroeder (903) had a tough day with a dnf in moto 1 and had to work his way up from last in moto's 2 and 3 for 2nds in each of those moto's. Still only netted a 4th for the day in what was a tough field this race. In Group T moto 1 Ben Phillips (6043) took the early lead followed by Jake Povey ( 1402) KC Keller (738) and Mike Koenig (603). For a few laps the race was actually, well, bor-ing. So I got on the radio to Koenig and told him it was boring. Then they all started to pick it up. Keller put some pressure on Povey as Koenig started pressur-ing Keller. Keller got by Povey in the horseshoe turn but a couple of turns later made a mistake and that al-lowed Povey and Koenig to get past. In moto 2 Phillips was out front once again with Povey in 2nd that was under pres-sure the whole race from Koenig. In the end Povey held on to 2nd with Koenig 3rd. In moto 3 Koenig knew there wasn't much to do to get a decent overall fin-ish as he was just cruising in 3rd place. But suddenly his luck would change as Phillips rolled and Povey had a flat. This put Koenig in the lead and the loss of laps from Phillips and Povey would give Koenig the over-all win. Until...the wheel studs sheared off the left rear wheel once again (this happened in Hawthorne too) taking him out of the race. Keller would go on to the moto with Phillips 2nd and Povey 3rd. Overall re-sults: Phillips, Povey, Keller and Koenig. The class 10 battle had Patrick Timmons ( 1030) to a huge lead in moto 1 with Tyler Mort ( 1022), Steve Bradford (1008) and Red Team Racing (1029) battling for 2nd. Greg Kudrna (1013) moved his way up to 3rd as Bradford slowed. At the fin-ish Timmons had a sizable lead over Mort with Kudrna 3rd and Red Team Racing 4th. In moto 2 Timmons once again walked away with the show. This time the battle for 2nd was between Red Team Racing, Mort and Ku-drna as they went that way to the checkers. Moto 3 was also the Timmons show with Red Team Racing 2nd, Kudrna 3rd and Mort in C1ntinu1d on page 36 It was a decent second place finish in Class 9 for Dave Oram, Dave Another high flyer, Jake Povey gets lots of air on his way to a second Kaily Strable had a fun day, got to race the car in the Mechanics is seen here just after liftoff in his neat looking car. place finish in the Group T battle. Race, seen here at speed headin' for the home stretch. Dusty Times TT BEADLOCK SIMULATED B,L. 1 7XS VW BEADLOCK 15X1Z VW BEADLOCK February 2011 NON BEADL□CK BEAOL□CK Page 35

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f , ' t , , , t f ' r 4th. Ove rall: Timmo n s, Red Team Racin g, Mort, Kudrna. The Ultra 4 class was wo n b y Jeff M ello (77). M ello finish e d 3rd in moto o n e • and backed that with wins in m o to 2 and 3. John Goodby (445) finish ed 2nd and Kev-in Yo d er (434) 3rd. R andy Avery (348) won moto 1 but broke in moto 2 and couldn' t get back out for moto 3 . Shannon Harwell (132) jumped to the early lead in the first class 1 moto with JJ Schnarr ( 102), Sam Berri (149), Robert Martin (104) and Bruce Fields (858) giving chase. Berri was up to 2nd and giving the pressure to Harwell and made the pass to the lead and go onto the moto win. Harwell slowed mid-race and finished in 4th. Schnarr had a good run and finished in 2nd with Field close behind in 3rd. Mato 2 had Field to the early lead but h e rolled as did Schnarr and Avery (sepa-r a t e class but running to-gether). The race was re d -flagged and rest arte d i n a n order that didn' t m ake much sense: t h e ultra 4's were in front, Schnarr who was a lap down in fro n t of t h e class 1 's; but it was a complete restart. Hmmm ... With the race rest arted Berri m oved to the front and Harwell cruised to 2nd place with Martin in 3rd. Harwell took the hole shot in moto 3 as well with Berri, Martin, Field and Schnarr giving chase. Berri got around Harwell and pulled a sizable lead at the finish. Harwell held off pressure from Schnarr for 2nd. Field was running a strong 4th with little or no body panels and bicycled the pit turn and parked the big truck on a tractor tire finish-ing his moto there. O ver-all results: Berri, H arwell, Schnarr and M artin. A fter the mo to 's were over it was t im e for the Vorra tra-dit io n a l mechanics a n d la-dies race and this year even a masters/legends race. First up the mech anics race. A f-ter a great wh o le shot To ny D o mschot car #23 was o n its lid and out o f the race. Kevin Davidson in # 1022 took the win with Stephe n Pappas (132) and Lou Baker (149) rounding out the po-dium. In the ladies race my daughter Ashley Robinson drove #603 and while she didn't win this was her first time behind the wheel and great research for her high school senior project. The winner was Morgan Lott (1029) with Delores Mc-Bride (99) and Maggie Ku-drna (1013) on the podium. Patrick Timmons took a really nice win in the Class 10 category, Patrick beat out the other four Class 10 cars for the win. George Henley drove 1022 to the legends race win with Vorra founder stealing #603 to take 2nd. Trick fuel guru Elliot Lafreniere drove #99 to 3rd place. It is with a saddened heart that on November 29 we lost Papa Creasy. Grandpa was at every Yorra race support-ing the racers especially his grandson Forest and all the class 9 drivers. Godspeed Papa Creasy. ~ We're not sure who was in the car when it got into this position, Richard Palasik had his share of problems, a rollover, a hay bale, etc., Gary Herrod had his share of hard racing this weekend, he ended up w i · er so there will be lots of midni ht oil to fix it all. but he carried on and was awarded second in the Class 11 fracas. taking the Class 11 win, he's seen here at high speed. Page 36 February 2011 Dusty Times ' ' ''-:-:-r, ''' .....

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p Harley Letner • Kory Hafopoff Thanks to the whole Team: Henry, Sheri, Greg, Frank and Family, John, Serge, Bre, Sofia, Fathead, Poit, Hook, Bob, Mike, Ronnie, Evan, Mark,Taylor, Danya, Drew, Paul, Doug, Gene, Jamie, Cynthia, Gary, Gina, Ray Ray, Johnny, Mark, Mikey, Joel, Dennis, Lou, Cory, Eddie, Dean, Chuck Rogers, Motion Tire, B.F.I. Rusty, Bill Ray, Justin, Jay, Jones Family & everyone who supports Letner Racing! San Felipe 250 Baja 500 SCORE 2010 Class 1 Chainps Thanks Sponsors: Letner Roofing, King Shocks, GoodYear, LiveWire Energy, TCS, CBR, ProAm, Redline Performance, 4130Clothing, Twisted Stitch, Fortin, Speed Uni, Checkers, Harmon Racing Cells, Beard Black Knight Lighting, Patrick Signs, MWilsonPhoto, Sunco, Ochoa Metals, RaDesigns,, Lawrence Equipment Odyssey Batteries, Swolen, Alpha, Tatum, & All Companies who Help Us Out! Primm 300 Photos: Dusty Times February 2011 Page 37

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ROCK RACING 101 Shannon Campbell Wins Big By Tammie Wise Photos: CS Photography Shannon Campbell flew his 4WD Monster/Curry racer to the win at the Inaugural Ultra 4 Stampede. He's seen here ready for touchdown. The Offroad Racing world has been changed forever with the addition of Rock racers. Coming from the traditional Offroad world, the first time I saw one of these Buggies I was a little set aside. A Rock racer is a tubular 4 wheel drive Buggy. Yes I said "4 wheel drive". Back in the day a 4 wheel drive was a modi-fied truck such as that of the legendary Rod Hall and ran in Class 4, but today these "Truggies" as some call them have completely changed the way we look at 4 wheel drives in competition, running in the maJQT class'es in• tradition-al offi;oad:eve;n·q, 'as· well as their o~n Roe\ racipg ·events (Rock Rac;ing confoist's ,of· the Speed of the desert and the technicality of Rock 'Crawling all in one) the c0mP,etiti9n ,is fast and furious. , . . · Rock racing' itself has· beeri around for 'some time but the evolution of the Rock racer has now come to the main-stream offroad world. Many of these competito"rs campaign different types .of Rock Bug-gies and hav_e modified them to compete in classes such as class one, a perfect example "of this is Shannon Campbell's Monster Energy/Curry spon-sored class one 4 wheel drive, he consistently finishes strong in racing associations though out the desert world in addi-tion to his accomplishments as a Rock Racer. Shannon's most r'ecent success was fin-ishing 4th i_n class and 9th over-all in the BITD TransWest Ford Henderson 250. My initial introduction, to Rock racers and their buggies was at the VORRA Extreme 250 desert race in Reno, NV, what I found within these rac-ers was they are of course com-Brad and Roger Lovell took their flying vehicle to a second place finish at the inaugural race, seen here in beautiful, level flight. petitors first and for most, but also an incredible group that are willing to bend over back-wards for each other to help the sport grow. Watching the way these vehicles ran the course proved allot, they are able to suck up the jumps and traverse the track as well as any of the traditional offroad vehicle out there. In addition, they are very entertaining to watch, the fact that they are a bit higher profile vehicle, makes them look like they are going over at every turn, keep-ing spectators on the edge of their seats. The first Rock racing event that I had the pleasure to be a part of, was the inaugural King of the Hammers Ultra 4 Stampede held on September 11 '\ at the Exit 28 Motors-ports track outside of Reno, Nevada. This race put yet another twist to Rock racing with the addition of a Mo-tocross section provided by Tim O'brien and the Liv*Fast team. The racers would run their buggies through the high flying technical motocross track, three grueling rock trails, and four high desert speed sections. When the day started 55 racers would take the green flag knowing they had 8 hours to run three 22 mile laps, not so tough right ... Ben Napier came from Australia to race the Hammer King Ultra 4 Stampede, Ben ended up with the bronze medal for his efforts. Clint Elliot took fifth place honors .at the race, Clint is seen here making good time on a flat section o; the course. It WllS a $ix th place finish · for Loren Healy this race, Loren is seen JT Taylor ran Pikes Peak in this car, JT finished ninth at the Stampede, here beautifully _airborne just before touchdown. JT is seen here on flat terrain. (Photo by JT Taylor). Kevin Yoder is comfortable racing on the desert or .up and down the Tim O'B;ien and Don Gillman show off their Exit 28 vehicle, they had cliffs that are featured in Rock Crawling events. Motocross action for their car, piloted by Chris Garrison. Page 38 February 2011 Talk about flyin', Chris Ridgeway is beautifully airborne here, Chris finished 13'• in the race, qualified for the 2011 KOH in February. Dusty Times

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Many, Many folks here, thousands come to spectate the KOH race each February in the Lucerne Valley. (Photo by Hammer King Productions). Rock racers love to race, John Goodby is seen here racing at the Brad Fallin gives the car hard left rudder to get going in the right VORRA Extreme 250, completely at home in the desert. direction, Brad and his car are a pleasure to watch. Pikes Peak International hill some examples are Ham-sociation or hit the one of the climb being changed forever, mer King Productions (www. mainstream events and look when JT Taylor competed in, Nor for these unique competi-his Tube Shark/Torchmate Cal Rock Racing (www.norcal-tors, sure you will enjoy the sponsored Ultra 4 Rock, and Xtreme competition. gy. JT competed in the Exhibi-Off Road Racing Association I plan on covering as many tion class, reaching speeds of (, to find an of these events in 2011 as I 86 mph, finishing the course event near you visit www.pi-can. My first will be the grand-in 14 minutes 7 seconds, and and search Rock daddy of them all, the Griffin taking the win in the class. Racing. King of the Hammers in Feb-The following quote from JT So in conclusion if you are ruary 2011. Hope to see every-as posted on looking for a new and exciting one there. Until next time, says it all "I am so excited to way to enjoy the desert, search Skinny Pedal Down Boys and be a part of this race and then out your local Rock Racing as-Girls ... Tracy Jordan's Trail Ready buggy finished first off the podium this race, he's seen here at high speed on the course. to have the fastest time in the class is awesome. If I could send in my entry fee for next year today, I would". With JT opening the door, I think you will see more of these unique competitors at the legendary event, which will definitely make for interesting racing! In addition, the first ever Rock racer competed at the Baja 1000, Dave Cole in his Griffin Radiator sponsored Buggy, became the first Rock Racer to take on the legend-ary course. Though the team would end th.eir race early with mechanical difficulties, they have shown the world that Rock Racers are competi-tive and here to stay. "Wrong" as the day progressed it was very clear that this track was putting these competitors through their paces, by the end of race only 18 buggies would make it to the finish line within the time limit. Shannon Campbell in his #5 Monster/Curry sponsored racer would run the event from pole to podium com-ing out on top and taking the title of Champion of the first Ultra 4 stampede. When asked about the event Shan-non had this to say "This was the roughest course I have ever been on, with some of the toughest guys out there. We had estimated our times to be an hour and a half a lap, we never thought we would fin-ish in around 3 hours, it was rough out there but fun. I got to prove my junk finally, we've been beating it up for a couple of years and this is the first win we've gotten in it." As the racers came in, the carnage that was being seen was incredible, those coming across the line looked more like hunks of metal then the beauties they had been at the start of the day. From what the racers expressed at the fin-ish line, "This event will rival some of the toughest races on dirt" as one of the legends of offroad, Roger Norman, driver of the #8 SCORE Tro-phy truck put it "The Baja 2000 was the most brutal race I had ever driven in. After 1,670 miles of driving, I was wiped out. That was NOTH-ING compared to how I feel right now after 66 miles of the most insane racing I've ever experienced", Norman had teamed up for the race with JT Taylor in the #13 Tube Shark/ Torchmate buggy. Several of the competitors and specta-tors have titled this event the sister to the Griffin Radiator KOH which is held in Febru-ary each year in the desert of Dusty Times Southern California". KOH boasts a spectator base of 50 thousand plus with 100 com-petitors, 88 of which must qualify through out the year to compete, the Stampede was one of the qualifying events, 10 competitors qualified to run in the February race from this event. There are 12 rac-ers that are grandfathered by being the first to compete for the title of King. Other notable Rock rac-ing accomplishments in 2010 include, the world renowned There are numerous Rock Racing associations out there, Jesse Haines Torchmate sponsored vehicle had a good run at the VORRA Extreme 250, he's at home on the open desert or rock crawling. Scott Ward had a decent race, Scott finished in the eighth spot, he's seen here in absolutely beautiful, level flight. February 2011 Page 39

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BFGoadrk:H ------------r.,,s An 11th DAKAR win for BFGoodrich The tire brand BFGoodrich claimed its 11th Dakar win to-day in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The firm's partner Volkswagen secured a hattrick on this year's event thanks to Qatar's Nasser Al-Attiyah (1st), the 2009 winner Giniel de Villiers (2nd) and last January's victor Carlos Sainz (3rd). BFGoodrich run-ners monopolised the top 15 places overall and also took the top prize in the event's T2 and twowheel drive classes. The itinerary of the 33rd DA-KAR took competitors across the vast plains of Argentina, along the rocky trails of the Andes Moun-tains and over the dunes of the Atacama -the world's most arid desert -in northern Chile. But BFGoodrich's All-Terrain and All-Terrain + tires took the gruelling, varied conditions in their stride to collect their third win on the trot. Qatari Nasser AI-Attiyah and his codriver Timo Gottschalk completed the marathon of more than 9,000 kilometres -half of which were against the clock - to notch up their maiden Dakar success at the wheel of their Race T ouareg 3 equipped with BFGo-odrich All-Terrain+ tires. The rally tipped in the VW pair's favour for good when teammate and early leader Carlos Sainz got stuck in sand and dropped ground at the beginning of the second week. Nasser Al-Attiyah picked up just one puncture over the fort-night, an exploit which speaks volumes for the ability of BFGO-ODRICH's products to shrug off the relentless punishment thrown at them by the event's different terrains. And not only were the BFGoodrich tires strong and ver-satile, but they were also extremely competitive, since they won every one of the 2011 Dakar's 13 com-petitive sections with two different partners: Volkswagen and BMW X-Raid. In addition to filling the top 15 places overall in the final stand-ings, BFGoodrich runners came out on top in the T2 Production and two-wheel drive classes, too, with Toyota and Buggy SMG respectively. Once again, three-quarters of the starters contested the event on BFGoodrich rubber which succeeded in claiming the world's most uncompromising cross-country rally for the 11th time. Today's result extends the current winning streak of the brand which has now gone un-beaten on the Dakar since 2002. Nasser Al-Attiyah Ost, VW / BFGoodrich): "The 2011 DAKAR turned out to be an exceptionally difficult event and we had a close fight on our hands practically all the way to the finish. The stages themselves were very hard, too, so I decided to drive cautiously ini-tially in order to spare my Race T ouareg and my BFGoodrich tires over the rough early tests. I started to push harder when we reached the Atacama dunes which is where I feel the most comfortable. The versatility of our BFGoodrich All-Terrain+ tires meant they were able to take the stony rios and tow-ering dunes in their stride, despite the contrasting challenges they represent." Page 40 BLUERIBBON COALITION, INC. The 4405 "land-use buggy" races for access at the famed King of the Hammers race. Driver Travis Carpenter asks people to "Pledge per mile made" For the second year in a row, Rock Zombie 4x4 club member Travis Carpenter of the 4405 "land-use" team is racing in the famed King of the Hammers off-road race on February 11th to generate funds for land-use. Held by HammerKing Productions ( and billed as the toughest off-road competition in the United States, the King of the Hammers is a mix of desert racing and hardcore rock crawling. The grueling 120 mile long course is split into two laps, and many competitors are not even able to finish the race. In only its 5th year, attendance at the race is expected to draw well over 30,000 people to the southern California desert. The 4405 "Land-use" team is asking people to make a "Pledge per mile made" by Travis Carpen-ter to the BlueRibbon Coalition. Individuals and companies may make a pledge at www.sharetrails. orgl4405. The amount of the final donations will depend on how far Travis is able to travel in the event. A flat rate may also be pledged. With the BlueRibbon Coali-tion working nation wide to pre-serve access to motorized use on public lands, this race-a-thon comes at a key time when funds are sorely needed. In 2010, the 4405 "land-use" team ( raised nearly $20,000 during the race-athon, which included major donations from the Tin Benders 4x4 club and 4Wheel Parts. The iconic 4405 "land-use" buggy competes in off-road races and events such as the Best in the Desert and the Ultra4 series. Its mission is to raise awareness of land-use issues, promote responsible OHV recreation, trail stewardship and trail aware-ness. Often seen on display at busi-nesses, events and parades, the 4405 is also used to raise funds for land-use organizations. In 2010 the 4405 "Land-use" buggy was completely lost in a strucrure fire, but with the help of individuals and companies as sponsors, the vehicle is being rebuilt in order to race once again in the King of the Hammers. Major sponsors of the 4405 "land-use" team include: Fishmouth Fabworks, Artec, Pacif-ic Fabrication, BF Goodrich, CRAWL Magazine, Hooker Harnesses, Race-line Wheels, Performance Steering Components, Reid Racing, Ruff Sruff Specialties,,, 4130 Clothing, Blue Torch Fabworks, The Rock Zombies4x4 club, Yukon Gear and Axle, PRP Seats, Bulldog Winch and Heavy Metal Concepts. Please make a pledge today: www. sharetrails.orgl4405 · The Bl:ueRibbon Coalition is a national recreation group that champions responsible recreation, and encourages individual environmental stewardship. With members in all 50 states, BRC is focused on building enthusiast involvement with organi-zational efforts through membership, outreach, education and collaboration among recreationists. 1-800-BlueRib-www.sharetrails.arg 2011 JANUARY CHECKERS REPORT Welcome to Year 2011 Things to look forward to in 2011 : Jupiter, Venus, Mercury, and Mars all visible at the same time. • The Old.Checkers will take the crappy Baja pits ... again • Analog television broadcasts will cease in Japan. • Milo n Hook will get into it ... again • The Polish presidency of the European Union. • Lou will propose mandatory "BP" event attendance. • The Rugby World Cup • Tata will complain about too much Checker e-mail traffic ... again. • Checkers will win a SCORE event. ANOTHER YEAR SHOT TO HELL 2011 BANQUET AWARDS • Un Neal: The Gavel • Bob Bower: Vic Van Ella Award • Andrew Neal: Driver of the Year (Also MORE Class 1600 Points Championship, "Dusty Times" Cover • Kemal: Pit Captain of the Year • George Thompson: Pit Coordi-nator of the Year • Billy Robertson: Special Recog-nition Award • IT: Special Recognition Award • Dr Checker: Custom Appreciation Award with photo of 35th Program front cover • Martin Gill: Certificate of Appreciation • Bob Ham: Certificate of Appreciation • Tony Barraza: Certificate of Appreciation • Kras: 'Uncle' Max Norris "Checker of the Year" CHECKERED CAREERS Roger Byrd: "l got started as a studio dri11er through my brother Jason, (who is als0< a Checker) in 1986. He hooked me up wfrh a non-union transportation Captain and l worked my ass off and got in the Teamsters Local 399 and ha11en't looked back. l'11e been at Disney Studios for fi11e years, on "Brothers and Sis-ters", will stay there another fi11e, at least. (I hope). Jason also works at Disney on "Crimi-nal Minds", so its bitchin' to get to work right next to my bro. What's cool about my job is that I'm not in the same place all the time, dealing with logistics of moving an entire motion picture company around town and back to the studio (Kinda like setting up for an off-road race but way easier.) (Ed.: And no BLMI) What's not cool about it is that there is no set schedule. Your life re11ol11es around how wen the shoot was that day, or the day before. Most days are 10 to 16+ hours long with an eight hour-turn around, minimum, between days. With no set schedule, unless you 're on hiatus, they own your ass. Makes it hard to go to Baja or Ne11ada for a race. ("Hiatus" is when a TV show goes down between shooting seasons for two months and gi11es the crew and actors a break '" from each other ... ) I guess I'd better re-new my Dusty Times February 2011 subscription. " January 5th" 2011, Minutes Voted in for full membership: • Billy Gereghty • Dave Vreeland Dues have been raised to $75.00 and after February 15th it will be time-and-a-half (sounds like some Byrd Union deal?) ... that's $112.50 .. . so get em in and save some dinero .. . Kras got a full page in "Dusty Times" saying "Thanks!" from the Club for everything he did this year. (Q: What's the largest available hel-met size?) COMING EVENTS January 15th: SCORE "Laughlin" ... no pit fees January 19th Election Results: • President: Un Neal • Veep: Ken Tapert (One "p") • Treasurer: Josh Gilliam • Secretary: Gary Stairs January 22nd: MORE "Season Opener" - Barstow ... no pit fees January 22nd: The end-of-the-year Checkers party February 5th: BitD "Parker 425" . .. expect a huge show of swaggering belligerent LEO, "abbreviation" gun guys. "acronym" hats, arrests, con-frontations, and overly-expensive tickets for trivial behavior. If you want to pay Checkers dues, fines, or fees via Pay Pal, use " LUCHO PERALTA SPEAKS LISTEN UP! Back in the early 1900s the "CHECKERS Off-Road Club" was incorporated, so the name of the club became the "CHECKERS". Therefore, if you are a member of the club you are a "CHECK-ERS" (not a "CHECKER", there is no such club in off-road). You can't say, "I'm a Checker" unless you work for Ralphs. Then you are one of many checkers. To further prove my point: You work for "Ralphs Market", not "Ralph" In fact if you are a member of the market's special discount club, you are a member of "Ralphs". No, not "Ralph" or "Ralph's" but ... Therefore, you are a "CHECKERS" Enough said. Southwest Rally Series Seed 9 Rally Holmes/Gallagher take the overall win in their Ford F-150 rally truck at Seed 9 Rally. Off-Road and Rally racing driv-er Bill Holmes and his co-driver Sean Gallagher pulled off another class win and the overall victory at the 2010 Southwest 'Rally Series, Seed 9 Rally. The event was held in Jean, Nevada November 6, 2010. The two wheel drive Bilstein/ BFGoodrich sponsored 2008 Ford F-150 Rally Racing truck was the first vehicle starting the event with ·a good tum out of all wheel drive vehicles starting behind in two minute intervals. From the start to the finish the team of Holmes/ Gallagher led and won all 7 stages of the event. The event started at 4 pm under warm blue desert skies and went into the night, with the first two stages being run in the daylight and the other five stages being run in the darkness. As the sun fell over the desert mountains the monsoon thunder clouds came in and opened up the skies with large rain drops and a very spectacular lightning show, Bill said after the event, "the lighting was so bright and close that the flashes of lighting were just a little brighter than my 10 HID KC Hi-lites on the truck". The Seed 9 Rally happened immediately after the SEMA show in Las Vegas, NV, where the truck was on display all week. The 2010 season ended and Bill Holmes is second in the 2010 California Rally Series Champion-ship group 5 class (open 2wd) and 7th in the United States Rally Championship (Open 2wd). Subaru of America, Inc. Contingency Returns for RallyCar 2011 Season Golden Valley, MN (Janu-ary 20, 2011) --RallyCar, the sanctioning body for the 2011 Rally America National Cham-pionship is proud to announce Subaru of America, Inc.'s con-tinuing contingency award sup-port program for the upcoming season. The Subaru Rally Sup-port Program, which was cre-ated in 2005, continues to be the most lucrative contingency program in North American rallying, with over $20,000 avail-able per event for eligible Subaru drivers to earn. The program will again focus support on the popular Super Production class (SP) within the Rally America National Champi-onship where the top finishing eligible Subaru SP driver can earn $7,000 at each round. The Super Production class was created in 2009 by RallyCar to offer a compromise between the top-tier Open class and the more restrictive Production GT class, giving teams options for ,, key modification allowances in an effort to make competition more affordable and competi-tive. This includes but is not lim-ited to: allowing vehicles to be updated or backdated within a body style of the model, fitting of hydraulic handbrakes, and granting broader brake system modifications. The SP class also allows for 34mm turbo inlet re-strictor giving SP cars potentially more power. 2011 Subaru SP Contingency Program Payout Schedule*: "Plan A" payout is for current body style while "Plan B" applied to older SubanlS. Pos 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th-10th PlanA $7,000 $4,000 $3,000 $2,500 $1,500 $ 500 PlanB $1,500 $1,200 $1,000 $ 700 $ 600 $ 500 The SP class has been hotly .contested the last two years and has successfully placed SP fin-isners in the overall top three. Heading into the new season, Subaru hopes to attract even more new entrants to the sport and the SP class. Additional prize payouts will be awarded to the top ten finishing Subaru SP class registrants. In addition to this contin-ued support to SP class partici-pants at Rally America National Championship events, Subaru of America Inc., will also offer Dusty Times

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a $200 'start fund' to any class of Subaru entered in a Rally America Regional rally that runs concurrent to a national event weekend. "I am very pleased that Subaru of America is, once again, supporting the SP class," said J.B. Niday, RallyCar Man-aging Director, "SP allows some very talented drivers to compete within a modest budget." Added James Han, motor-sports marketing manager for Subaru of America, Inc., "The sheer number and variety of eligible entries registrered for our Subaru Rally Support Pro-gram year-after-year bear out the success of this contingency program. Subaru remains com-mitted in supporting our priva-teers and growing the count of Subaru entries within the Rally America National Champion-ship and further strengthening our position as the preferred AWD brand in rally racing." The 2011 Subaru Rally Support Program is admin-istered and managed by Ver-mont SportsCar. For com-plete rules and information on how to register please visit subaru-contingency-program/ For more information about the Rally America's Super Pro-duction class please refer to the Rally America rule book and rule bulletins found at http:// rules. php. *Certain eligibility rules apply. For complete rules, regulations and car eligibil-ity restrictions please visit the official rules page of the Subaru Rally Support Program here subaru-contingency-program/ For more informa-tion: Ananda Siverts Rally-Car 0: (802) 861-3067 C: (206) 302-8289, Dusty Times more Trail Notes ... from page 7 solidifies its position as the preeminent desert racing organization in the world. "To assist the needs of our racers, we have also made modifications to our rules in eight classes, all designed to help the ever-changing landscape of desert racing worldwide." Under the guidance of long-time SCORE Tech Director Bill Savage, the descriptions of SCORE's new competition classes are: - CI.ASS 2 (Unlimited open-wheel, car/truck, 3.5-Liter Turbo or supercharged) - Cl.ASS 2-D (Unlimited open-~heel, car/ truck, 3.5-Liter Diesel Turbo or supercharged) -SCORE EXTREME LITE (Unlimited open-wheel, car/ truck, 2.0-Liter, Turbo or supercharged)-SCORE ULTRA GREEN (Unlimited open-wheel, car/ truck, Hybrid or Electric) In describing some of the reasoning behind the new classes, Savage, whose SCORE Tech facility is in Vista, Calif., commented, "SCORE wants to keep up with the trends in society which seek more gas mileage, smaller engines and maintain similar horsepower. Additionally, we think now is the time to introduce turbo and super-charged engines, both gasoline and diesel, into SCORE desert racing. We have also identified and modified some rules in four existing SCORE classes to help increase the popularity and keep the classes more affordable for the racers to compete in." The most notable rule changes to existing classes are in Class 10, an unlimited open-wheel class with limited engines. Beginning this season SCORE is requiring that all newly-teched vehicles have stock, sealed motors from the manufacturers in an effort to help keep the popular class going and make it more affordable for those competitors who don't want to move up to the unlimited Class 1. Under the new rules in Class 10, single-seat open-wheel vehicles with the stock, sealed factory motors can have up to 2.2 liters (2200cc) and two-seaters can have engines up to 2.5 liters (2500cc). In the motorcycle and ATV classes with changes, the engine displacement cc requirements have been changed to 400cc or less and 401cc or more. The five-race SCORE Desert Series features two races annual in Southern Nevada and three in Mexico's Baja California peninsula. SCORE races in the United States feature 25 Pro and two Sportsman classes for cars and trucks and in Mexico the SCORE races have 34 Pro and six Sportsman classes for cars, trucks; motorcycles and ATVs. Round 2 of the 2011 SCORE Desert Series will be the 25th Annual MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250, March 11-13 in Baja California, Mexico. Following January's Season-opening SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge, the World's Foremost Desert Racing Series will be visiting Mexico for the first of three races in 2011. 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. Drivers in the Pro car and truck classes are attempting to earn prestigious SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards given to all 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 72 drivers remain eligible after Round 1 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. 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 TRAVIS WHO? Hanson Wins Sno*Drift 2011, Makes American Rallying History. Atlanta, MI Oanuary 30, 2011) - Travis and Terry Hanson win the Sno*Drift Rally in Atlanta, Michigan, the opening round of the 2011 Rally America Championship. The Hansons piloted their 2007 Subaru lmpreza WRX STi to victory with a huge lead of 3 minutes and 53.1 seconds over Subaru factory driver Dave Mirra, who took 2nd overall in a 2011 lmpreza WRX STi with a total time of 2 hours 31 minutes and 13.6 seconds. Rounding out the overall podium was Joseph Burke, who finished only 5:2 seconds behind Mirra in a 2006 Mitsubishi Evo 9. A triumphant Hanson made U.S. rallying history today by being the first-ever Super Production class driver to win a National Rally America event outright! Even more significant, Hanson was able to accomplish this feat as a privateer with limited support. Hanson was able to gain an advantage on the first day of the rally when front-runners Antoine L'Estage and David Higgins both retired, leaving him with an overnight lead of four minutes. Hanson drove a flawless rally and maintained a pace that kept him head and shoulders ~hove the rest of field for the remainder of the event. In the fight for second place overall, Subaru Rally Team USA's Dave Mirra and his new co-driver from the UK, Marshall Clarke, were able to battle back from being dropped to fifth due to a tire puncture late on Day One. Mirra was able to gain a few precious seconds on Joseph Burke during the penultimate stage of the rally, giving him the edge to claim his best career finish to date. 2010 Rally America Rookie of the Year Joseph Burke placed third overall on his first time competing in Open class. Despite his limited exIJ$!rience on snow and ice, Burke overcame the setbacks he encountered on Day One to maintain second position overall throughout most of Day Two and battled Mirra to the very end before slipping back to third. Burke was the only remaining Mitsubishi driver to finish the event and also placed second in class. Of the eight Super Production crews entered in Sno*Drift, three finished within the top five overall. After Hanson, Roman Pakos and co-driver Maciej Sawicki claimed second in class and fourth overall with a time of 2 hours 34 minutes and 32.4 seconds. Pakos finished 2 ~------------------, "Pruerrl., (Jar Natural Rllountl FOR Name I TIii l'ltllt lllltlld Of FROM TIii Pllflllc" Addre-ss============= I I We're Fighting For Your Access Rights! c· I I Join the rJlueRibbon <!oalition ity _________ I I 4555 Burley Dr. Suite A • Pocatello. ID • 83202 Slate__ Zip Code lmividual Membership: ..J $20/year U S250 Lifetime ..-....A'-~'r.-....~ I I CJ OrganizalionlBusiness Membership S100tyear ..... _., I I PAYMENT TYPE: a Oleck .J Ctectt Ca.'d (t>el::>w) ::) VISA J Muta/Card ::.> An'er:can E1<oress O ~-w h 11 I I Cted!Caro t _ .. -··--- - ............ ····- E,p ... -I ... i...... www.• aretra s,org I L ___ :_c~ 1_:!l~,:!l!:_U_!~i!! !:, b!£h:! ___ ..J February 2011 minutes and 46.5 seconds ahead of husband and wife team and 2009 Super Production Champions Jimmy and Melissa Keeney. The Keeneys placed third in the SP class and finished fifth overall on the season opener. New to the Super Production class for 2011 is ex-factory driver and two-time MaxAttack! 2 Wheel Drive Rally Series Champion Lauchlin O 'Sullivan. O'Sullivan and co-driver Scott Putnam experienced a series of setbacks starting early in the rally that saw them drop to 20th overnight, but they managed to climb up the standings and end the event placed 11th overall and fourth in class. In two-wheel-drive competition, Dillon Van Way had a successful outing in his new Ford Racing Fiesta R2, finishing 38.1 seconds ahead of 2010 2WD Champion Chris Duplessis. Van Way took to Michigan's snowy stages without having previously driven the Fiesta R2 and was able to run a clean rally alongside his new co-driver Jake Blattner and place 8th overall. Also driving a car making its competitive debut at Sno*Drift was Chris Duplessis in the Scion Rally xD. Duplessis and co-driver Catherine Woods finished second in 2WD and 10th overall after starting Day Two in 21st place due to a puncture that had cost them 10 minutes the day before. Chris Greenhouse and co-driver Phil Marsh were the next fastest 2WD crew, finishing about 4 and a half minutes behind Duplessis after incurring a 2 minute 40 second penalty for being 16 minutes late to a Re-Group Control. Greenhouse placed 12th overall in his 1995 Plymouth Neon. Mazda driver Erik Zenz and co-driver Dave Parps won the Drift Regional Rally on Saturday, posting a time of 1 hour 17 minutes and 14.2 seconds. Zenz finished 22 seconds ahead of Henry and Cynthia Krolikowski, winners of Friday's Sno* Regional. In third place was Matt and Andrew Bushore, finishing 6 minutes behind Zenz. LUCAS OIL REGIONAL OFF ROAD SERIES, Southern California -Advances Development Corona, California Oanuary 12, 2011) -In the continuing effort to foster growth in the development of grass roots short course off road racing, Lucas Oil and Glen Helen Raceway have expanded their regional off road racing series partnership. This program, which builds upon the successful inaugural year for the Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Racing Series, will be spearheaded by Lucas Oil Off Road Racing's Lee Perfect. "We have developed a wonderful relationship with Glen Helen at all levels of Lucas Oil Off Road Racing," said Perfect. "Now we are thrilled to be working with them to develop a strong working model for short course off road racing at a regional level." As part of the Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Racing Series, the Glen Helen, Southern California Region joins the Arizona Region and the Arizona Short Course Championship in continuing efforts to promote and develop grass roots short course off road racing. As the Lucas Oil team assumes day to day operations of the Southern California series, they will be working with their Arizona counterparts to develop uniform rules and safety standards for exciting new classes, including Full and Mini Stock Trucks and Mini Open Trucks. While the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series rulebook will be utilized for existing short course off road racing classes, these new classes will create opportunities for off road racers at all levels to compete safely in short course off road racing. Lucas Oil's responsibilities will also include developing the fan, sponsor and vendor experience at the Glen Helen Raceway. "We are developing an affordable program for vendors and potential sponsors to become involved with the sport and support short course off road racing," said Bob Patison, Executive Vice President of Lucas Oil Products. He continued. "With the grass roots nature of this program, affordability for fans, racers, vendors and sponsors is one of our main priorities. The purpose of this program is to continue to develop the sport and introduce more people to the excitement of short course off road racing. We are looking forward to hearing from people who would like to be involved with this program at all levels." HOWE PERFORMANCE OFFERS $14,000 IN CONTINGENCY FOR TORC COMPETITORS - January 26, 2010 (Appleton, WI) - Howe Performance, an industry leader in performance power steering components, is proud to announce its participation in the contingency program for the 2011 Traxxas TORC Series. Howe Performance is the first company to sign on to the MORR contingency plan for 2011 TORC season. In 2010 Howe Performance created a contingency plan for the TORC/MORR Sportsman racers that was valued over $10,000. For the 2011 season, the Howe plan is available to seven of the Sportsman classes; Classix, Enduro Truck, Formula 4x4, Single Buggy, Super Stock Truck, Super Buggy, and Super Truck, as well as all three PRO divisions; PRO-Light, PRO-2, and PRO-4x4. The total posting is valued at $14,000. "Short-course off-road racing is important to our business," noted Jeff Howe, president of Howe Performance. "The contingency program is a great way of thanking our customers for a job well done." Since the 1980' s, Howe Performance has supported off-road events throughout North America. The Southern California company offers performance steering components for other forms of motorsports beyond the off-road world, but Jeff's passion for the dirt is evident with his duties as the spotter for the #7 PRO-4x4 truck of Douglas Motorsports. The Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL offers fourteen rounds of racing for its PRO and Sportsman competitors, with events scheduled in the Midwest, Southeast, South, and Rocky Mountain regions of the United States The 2011 TORC PRO season begins April 30 in San Antonio, Texas, while the Sportsmen will begin their season, May 28, as both the divisions compete at Red Bud MX in Buchanan, Ml. With over 20 years of experience in off road racing, Howe Performance strives toward excellence with every part. By manufacturing parts for Rock Crawling, Off-Road Racing and Sand Cars, Howe Performance will ensure that you get what you need as quickly as possible. The industry is expanding and improving greatly as the years continue, and to be sure that you can as well, choose Howe Performance for all your Power Steering needs! - The goal of the Midwest Off Road Racing (MORR) group is to insure affordable racing for the Midwest Sportsman Off Road Racer by uniting racers with a common voice. Maintaining affiliations with approved sanctioning bodies will allow the competitor and the enthusiast to enjoy off road racing now and in the future. In 2010 over $200,000 in prize money and contingency were paid to MORR member Sportsman competitors. Page 41

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