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2011 Volume 28 Number 3 Dusty Times Magazine

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Volume 28 - Number 3 Publisher Emeritus Jean Calvin Editor John Calvin Associate Editor JtTdy 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 VictorGa:ca MartinH~es Rod Koch Byrle Moon: Steve Ruddick Maurice Selden Darryl-Smith Tony Tellier Trackside Photo Art Director Larry Worsham B.0.R.F;. --....°"--c-Subscription Rates: $25.00 per year, 12 issues, USA, Foreign Subscription rates on request. Contributions: DUSTY TIMES welcomes contributions, but is not responsible for such material. Unsolicited material will be returned only by request and with a self addressed stamped envelope. Classified Ads: will be published as received, prepaid. DUSTY TIMES assumes no liability for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject to editing. DUSTY TIMES: (ISSN 8750-1732) is published monthly by Hillside Racing Corp, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311, (818) 882-0004 with additional Dusty Times, LLC offices at 415.N. Higgins'Avenue, Suite lA, Missoula, MT 59802. Copyright by Hillside Racing Corp. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Periodical Postage paid at Chatsworth, CA 91311 and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address change to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Four weeks notice is required for change of address. Please furnish both old and new address, and send to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., NAPSHOT OF YHE MONTH ••• Gale P(ke and crew cruising along in the ·Fireworks 250 in 1983, The Pikes·have been racing for too many years to remember. . . DUSTY TIMES will feature pictures of similar "funnies" or woes on this page each month. Send us your sn:.pshot of something comic or some disaster for consideration. DUSTY TIMES will pay $10 for the picture used. If you wish the photo returned, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Only prints up to 8x10 or electronic media submitted via email will be considered. .1n This Issue ... FEATURES BITD Bluewater Parker 425 by Judy Smith ............................................... 8 59th Rally Of Sweden by Martin Holmes ................................................. 16 MORE New Years 250 by Steve Ruddick ................................................. 20 SNORE Loi;ie Kid Battle At Primm by John Calvin & Alan Madden ...... 27 Revisiting VORRA 2004 by Bubba Ray Boudre.ux ................................... 35 DEPARTMENTS Happenings ·····································:························································5 Trail Notes ............. : ................................................................................. 6 BFGoodrich Report ................. : ............................................................. 40 Checkers Newsletter .................... : ......................................................... 40 Good Stuff Directory ............................................................................ 42 Classified Ads ....................................... : ................................................. 46 • Index To Advertisers .............................................................................. 46 ON THE COVER A really great win for Jesse Jones at the Best In The Desert Parker.425, Jesse took the gold in the Trick Truck. competition and took the overall as well in his Ford. Photo by Trackside Photo Kyle Conlon was the big winner at the SNORE Lone Kid Battle At Primm, Kyle won Class 1 by 8 minutes and was the overall winner as well. Photo by Trackside Photo Visit Our Website at See I-a e,,e,t Be 7 tJaaf/ to, DUSTY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! □ 1 year -$25.00 □ 2 years -$40.00 □ 3 years -$55.00 (to subscribe online go to □ NEW □ RENEWAL Name __ ~--------------------Address ____________________ _ City_· ______________________ _ State _______________ Zip _______ _ Primary Interest Cars O Trucks O Motorcycles 0 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 March 2011 Page 3

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r--· 2011 Happenings ... I OK FoUR WHEELERS P.O. Box36 CLEVES, OHIO 45002 <4x4> (All etJents staged at the club grounds in Cleves. Ohio) 4x4 FOREVER, Lro. 1665 DEIAWARE ST. OSHKOSH, WI 54901 AMERICAN RALLY SPORT GROUP, INc. 3650 SolJTH POINTE CIRCLE, Sum 205 LAUGHLIN, NV 89208 (702) 298-8171/FAX: (702) 521-0597 <web 25-ameri-can-rally-sport-group.htrn. E Mail: AMERICAN TRIALS ASSOCIATION AMA Obsenied Trials Southern California Championship Series BILL MARKuM, 2010 PRESIDENT (909) 86~ 1857 24 HR HOTLINE, 2010 (714) 562-7742 E MAIL: BMARK909@AOL.COM <> ASOCIACION EsTATAL DE AUTOMOVILISMO SAM l.AsELL, TECH INSPECTOR APTo 42 SAN JOSE DEL CABO BAJA CALIFORNIA DEL SUR. MEXICO AUSTRALIAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP DARRYL SMITH 19 SOMERS ST. CASHMERE, QUEENSLAND, 4500, AUSTRALIA DUSTY TIMES AUTOCROSS QUEBEC OFF ROAD C1Ass 10 CARS ONLY RENALD VAILLANCOURT 3069 DAGENAJS WEST LAVAL QUEBEC, CANADA H7P 1T7 (450) 622-4440 < indexpag.htrnl> BAJA CUP CHALLENGE BAJA PRoTRUCK OFF RoAD RAcE SERIES 14402 BOND COURT EL CAJON, CA 92021 619-39~252 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 Raceway, Lakeside, CA BBM MARKETiNG PROMOTIONS Off Road Short Course Racing & Special Event Marketing NORCO, CA 92860 e-mail (909) 815-5811 BEST IN THE DESERT 3475 BoULDER HIGHWAY LAs VEGAS, NV 89121 702-457-5775/FAX: 702-641-2431 <> 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 Only -No Pre-Fun Run March 25-27 2011 Motion Pro Nevada "200" Trail Ride (Non-Competitive E11ent) "an Epic Off Road Adventure" Caliente, Nv Mc Only - Invitation Only -No Points• Call For More Information April 29-30, May 1, 2011 Bilek Racing Silver State "100" "the American Adventure C,,,,tinues" Points For All Classes -Pre-Fun Pun April May 13-15 201 l Epic Racing Bluewater G ·t Prix "the Superstar Of Gran !', 'aces" Parker, Az Motorcycle, Quad & Utv Pon• ,,ly (Mini Race) -No Pre-Fun 1 August 18- 20, -Tsco "vegas To Re· "the Longest Off Road Race In I he 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 & Uw Points Only -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 801-38~9011 - after 5pm please BP MoTORSPORTS P.O. Box411 WOODLAND HILLS, CA 91365 Dusty :rimes _____ __,, __ 76~578-6258/76~578-6259 FAx: 818-348-4648 E-Mail: All Events At California Cir,, CA BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY R.R.3 BRIGHTON, ONTARIO, CANADA KOK-lH0 (613) 475-1102/FAx (613) 475-3250 CAJOR CLUB AUTOMOVILISTA }UARENSE DE CHAMPIONSHIP OFF-ROi\D RACING 7210 GATEWAY EAST EL PASO, TX 79915 (915) 593-4848 RALPH GARCIA 0ll-52-16-17-45-42 CESAR FUENTES CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES <> March 3-6, 2011 Desert Storm Rally (1,2,3) Blythe, CA April 9, 2011 -High Desert Trails Rally,{3) March·2011 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 30-0ctober 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)56~HOW 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 FAJR HAVEN, VT 05743 (802) 265-8618 CLAIRTON HI-JACKERS l.C.O. TOM DELAUDER SR 1091 TWP. LINE ROAD WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 Short Course off Road Racing At Har-rison County Fair Grounds. Cadiz. OH Continued on page 6 Pages

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I'\' 1 , , , , / I ~ ·, t I I , 1 t , 1 t 1 , • I , 1 1 • 1 I t I I I 1 • t \ , ! r t j I I j j , 1 I , t I I f l I I I I I I I I I I t ' ' 1 • I I I I I I ' ) I ! , , Trail Notes ... RED FACE DEPARTMENT -In spite of the fact that Bryce Menzies took the overall win at the SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge, the headline on page 18 reads; "McKenzies Take The Overall". It should have read: "Menzies Takes The Overall." Our sincere apologies to Bryce Menzies and we'll do our best to see that it never happens again: the headline, not his overall win. Lucas Oil Top Fuel Dragster - If this week's test session is any indication, the 2011 season could be an exciting one for Shawn Langdon and the Lucas Oil/Speedco Top Fuel dragster. Langdon made several strong runs during the week before leaving Palm Beach International Raceway with a new personal best. "We made a couple of runs late in the week and put together a 3.81 (seconds) at 320 mph," Langdon said. "That was a big step in the right direction. "All-in-all, we've got some good information and we've got my car and Morgan (Lucas's) car running identically." Langdon's crew chief John Stewart said he was able to shakedown some parts and run some different combinations. "We've found some clutch discs that are working pretty good," Stewart said. "We found a problem with the fuel system and fixed that. We just made sure everything was working properly." Stewart said finding the parts that work the best in February will save the team a lot of headaches during the season. "The clutch discs are some of the most important parts on the car," Stewart said. "You can make all the power in the world, but if you don't have consistency in those discs, that'll bite you." Stewart said he was relieved the Lucas Oil/Speedco rail threw a few challenges his direction during the test. "Sometimes when it goes too good, it's not good," Stewart said. "You like to have a few problems to get them out of the way. It's like buying a new dirt bike. The first thing you want to do is throw it on the ground so you won't worry about scratching later." It's the kind of start that has Langdon brimming with confidence heading into the season opening Kragen O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals, Feb. 24-27, at Pomona, Calif. "We're ready to go to Pomona," Langdon said. "It was a pretty good deal. We finished in the top five last year, and with the start we've had I feel like we can contend for a t9p three or maybe the championship. "It's going to be an exciting year." MORR MIDWEST SWAP MEET -3rd Annual MORR Swap Meet & Expo. 88 Miles from Heaven On Dirt. Presented by Midwest Off-Road Racing April 9, 2011, 10am to 5 pm at Kip and Donna's Fly Way -3080 County Highway EE Abrams Wisc. 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 included: Innovative Safety Products, Safety Solutions, McKenzies Midwest, RaceComm, Coleman, TORC, and Phil's Inc. Bring your camper and stay over Friday and / or Saturday night. The Fly Way has lots of room and it's free both nights! Outdoor Swap Meet Space 20'x20' = $25 Indoor vendor space 5'x10' $40 Deadline for registration is April 1, 2011 After April 1, additional Swap Meet and Vendor late registration fee is $10. Contact Don Demeny for questions and more information @ 920-373-1981 or e-mail sales@ FINAL FLAG -Don Bowler suffered a stroke on January 19th, 2011 and died February 3rd with family and friends around together. Don was a great friend to all, an A.R.T.S. inspector for many years, an active FAIR member and board member who worked at many race events and work parties. He was a driver and helped drive and co-ride for many who needed a great driver in a race vehicle. Don supported any Off-Road event! "Tech each racecar as if we were going to be in that car" -Mr. Don Bowler, ARTS Tech. Don Bowler is survived by his wife Sue Bowler and Daughter Melissa. Don had three grand children Cheyenne Rae, Kaylyn Ashley and Zane Tyler. A Relief fund has been setup to help Don Bowler's family; Bowler Family Relief Fund by Melissa Lundsford .... Please go to to help MASTERCRAIT SAFETY TECATE SCORE SAN FELIPE 250 -Desert racers Nick Vanderwey of Arizona and Chad Thornton of New Mexico received the pole positions for four-wheel and two-wheel vehicles in the computerized drawing for starting positions held Saturday for the upcoming 25th Anniversary of the MasterCraft SafetyTecate SCORE San Felipe 250. Vanderwey races in the featured SCORE Trophy-Truck division while Thornton competes in Class 22 for open motorcycles. Round 2 of the 2011 SCORE Desert Series will be held March 10-13 in Mexico's picturesque fishing village of San Felipe, located 120 miles south of the U.S. border on the East side of the Baja California peninsula along the azure waters of the tranquil Sea of Cortez. As part of the festivities of the 25th anniversary of the popular SCORE 'spring-break' race, SCORE has made it a memorial race to honor long-time SCORE Mexican liaison Jose !Pepe' Limon, who passed away last November at age 73. With entries accepted up to race morning, over 275 entries from over 20 US States and 10 countries expected to enter the race and competition will be held in 28 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes in the popular race. The green flag will drop at 6 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, for the motorcycle and ATV classes, followed three hours after the last Sportsman ATV later by the car and truck classes at approximately 10 a.m. The start line and finish line for the race is scheduled to once again be the landmark San Felipe Arches on Highway 5 on the outskirts of San Felipe. One vehicle will start every 30 seconds in the elapsed-time race, with an 11-hour time limit to become an official finisher. Following January's Page 6 CuJB AUTOMOVILISTICA SAN QUINTIN CALLE 6TA FRAcc Co. DE SAN QUINTIN SAN QUINTIN, BC, MEXICO HERACL!O PATINO (011 52 616-5-22-07) CuJB AUToMOVILISTico SAN VICENTE San Vicente Off Road ENSENADA, BC, MEXICO USA JAN WRIGHT (011 52 61746834) RAMON CASTRO & RUBEN ACEVEDO (61637/ 7 0034) CMC CONTINENTAL MOTosPORT CuJB 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 CowRADO 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 CEREC):R Ol 1-52-65-66-4458 CORR SERIES 270 NEWPORT CENTER DR., Sum 100 NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660 866-501-CORR CORVA 1500 WEST EL CAMINO, Sum 352 SACRAMENTO, CA 95833 1-800-41 CORVA EXT 42 Fax (818) 957-4435 CRS CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES <www,CaliforniaRallySeries.corn D&T PROMOTIONS DAVE VAN DEREN 2405 BAKER AVE. EVERETT, WA 98201 (206) 339-9079 (AU events at Hannigan race track, BeUingham, WA <1r Thunton Count, ORV Park, Ol,mpia, 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 <> DECATIJR FoUR WHEEL DRIVE CuJB DECATUR, TX 76234 ToMALLEN (800) 662-3649/(214) 641-2090 DESERT STEEL MoTORSPORTS 1863 CoMMANDER DRIVE LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ 86403 (928) 855-2208 EAsrmN OFF-~OAD RACING AssN. TOM DELAUDER, SR. 1091 TOWNSHIP LINE ROAD WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 F.NSENADA BAJA ()pp ROAD RACING Av. REFORMA 1136 ENSADA, BC, MX 011-52-646-1818989 Eusio 011-52-646-1715230 AARON Races {<1r buoos & Motorcycles EsTERO BEACH INTERNATIONAL Short Course Racing VICTORIA GALINDO ENSENADA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO 011-52-646-176-6230 EDR EXTREME DESERT RACING P.O. Box 91615 AusnN,TX 78709 (512) 848-4344 / E FAX (1512) 687-5310 Car Truck Series March 4-6, 2011 Texana 225 Blackwell,TX May 13-15, 2011 March 2011 Texas 400 Notrees,TX July 29-31, 2011 LoneStar 250 Blackwell,TX October 7-8, 2011 West Texas 300 Notrees,TX Championship awards Odessa,TX Bike Quad Series June 25-26, 2011 Texas Baja 250 Blackwell, TX November 12 Big Bike 200 TBAFORDA FWRIDA OFF ROAD DRIVER'S ASSOCIATION JASON LEIBIN (727) 376-4176 Mar, Apr, Ma1, N011 at Da11idson Racewa1 FUDPUCKER RACING TEAM 1855 PARKWAY DRIVE s. EL MONTE, CA 91733 626-442-9320/959-579-6151FAX GENERAL TIRE TROPHYLITE SERIES DRIVE RACING ORGANIZATION 760-352-6020 Las Vegas, NV GLEN HELEN OFF-ROAD BAJA CuP CHALLENGE SERIES PO Box6950 SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92412 CONTACT: Bos BEYER, OFF-ROAD DIREC-TOR PHONE: (909) 815-5811 April 9, 2011 Day Race July 9, 2011 Night Race ,-\ugust 27, 2011 Day Race December 17, 2011 Night Race Short course, stadium and desert race classes GLEN HELEN BAJA CuP CHALLENGE SERIES POBox6950 SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92412 CoNTACT: Bos BEYER, OFF-ROAD DIRECTOR PHONE: (909) 815-5811 April 9, 2011 Day Race July 9, 2011 Night Race August 27, 2011 Day Race December 17 Night Race GORRA GEORGIA OFF RoAD RAcING AssocIATION 420 HOSEA ROAD LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30245 (404) 963.0252 GPORRA GREAT PLANES OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION TIM HODGE (402) 991-6048 SCOTT MORROW (816) 792-212(? (All races are short course, stadium st-jle Classes, 2010 Sp<1rtsman, 1/2-1600, 5-1600, Sp<1rt Truck, Quads, Tough Truck Nebraska Racewa1 Park, Exit 420 on l-80 between Omaha and Lincoln.) For latest info check <> HIGH PLAINs OFF RoAD RAcING ' 2000 W. QUINCY AVENUE #B ENGLEWOOD, CO 80110 303-806-8062/303-781.0974 fax INTERNATIONAL lcE RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 8105 ST. PAUL, MN 55108 STEVE BEDDOR (612) 937-3816/Fax 474-2769 INTER-SHows MoTORSPORTS PROMOTIONS, INc. P.O. Box 2910 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690 (949) 582-2371 }EEPSPEED 1826 N. WINDES ORANGE, CA 92869 714-538-7434/ fax 714-633-1724 Sept 10-11, 2010 MORE Chilli CookOff 250 Lucerne Valley, CA Dec 3-4, 2010 BITD Jeepspeed Challenge Finals TBA 'KAMwoPS OFF ROAD RACING Whispering Pines Sports & Recreation Center KAMLOOPS, BC, CANADA Mike Strange (250) 573-4003 LAS VEGAS SANDSPORTS & OFFROAD EXPO (626) 961-3782 <> <> L.I.T.R.E. JEFF ELROD (408) 926-0522 JIMARUTA (408) 247-4402 LOORRS LUCAS OIL OFF RoAD RAcING SERIES March 12, 2011 Round 1 Firebird International Raceway Chandler, AZ March 13, 2011 Round 2 Firebird International Raceway Chandler, AZ April 16, 2011 Round3 Speedworld Off Road Park Surprise, AZ April 17, 2011 Round4 Speedworld Off Road Park Surprise, AZ May 21, 2011 Round5 Glen Helen Raceway San Bernardino, CA May 22, 2011 Round6 Glen Helen Raceway San Bernardino, CA June 25, 2011 Round 7 Miller Motorsports Park Tooele, UT June 26, 2011 Round8 Miller Motorsports Park Tooele, UT August 6, 2011 Round 9 Glen Helen Raceway San Bernardino, CA. August 7, 2011 RoundlO Glen Helen Raceway San Bernardino, CA September 24, 2011 Round 11 Speedworld Off Road Park Surprise, AZ Septembert. +z5, 2011 Round 12 Speedworld Off Road Park Surprise, AZ November 5, 2011 Round 13 Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas, NV November 6, 2011 Round 14 Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas, NV December 10, 2011 Round 15 Firebird International Raceway Chandler, AZ December 11, 2011 The Lucas Oil Challenge Cup Firebird Intemational Raceway Chandler, AZ MAMARluTA OFF RoAD RACING LUIS CARLOS AlVAREZO PANAMERICANA AVE #5105 Co. JUAREZ, CHIH., MX 011-52-1637-1799 MicmGAN BUGGY BUILDERS Dune Buggy Trade Show (517) 543-7214 <> MicmGAN OFF RoAD CHAMPIONSHIPS M.T.B. Enterprises Inc. 15529 JONES ROAD GRANO LEDGE, ML 48837 (517) 627-6200 Dusty Times 7

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r-........ . Motorcycles, Quads, ATVs and Pilots only MAORA MID-AMERICA OFF ROAD ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 664 GREENUP, IL 62428 (217) 962-1318 E-MAIL: <> MDR PRODUCTIONS OFF-ROAD RACING SERIES 1853 PARKWAY DRIVE, 2010 SolJil-! EL MONTE, CA 91733 PHONE: (626) 442-9320 FAX: (626) 579-6051 E-Mail: <> 2011 California Championship Series 201 I Superstition Championship Series All Races 2010 at Plaster Cicy, M.O.R.E. MOJAVE OFF ROAD RACING ENTiruSIASTS 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 MicmGAN SPORT BuooY AsSOCIATION DAVE BARRET 6363 NIGHTINGALE DR. FUNT, ML 48506 (810) 730-9221 • MoTOWEST WINTER TRw..s SERIES BILL MARKHAM (909) 860-1857 <> All events at Perris Racewa1 (At Reed Val~ with a school) NATIONAL Muo RACING AssN. RT. #l, 2010 Box 380 DAVE OR MARLENE RYAN PALATKA, FL 32177 (904) 325-5422 NATIONAL TUFF TRUCK AssN. Butch Chapin Motorsports Promo-tions 1404 EAsT 3RD STREET HAsnNGS, MN 55033-1415 (612) 437-2459 NOORA NORTHERN OHIO OFF ROAD RACING AssN. GARY WULFF (724) 283-2678 E-MAIL . <> Buggies, Pilot/Odysseys, Trucks, Quads (Spring Val~ Racewa1, on route 5t8, 20 minutes SW of Lislxm, OH) (Thunder Val~ located 15 minutes from Spring Val~) NORRA NATIONAL OFF RoAD RACING ASSOCIATION (661) 268-1232 May 4-8, 2011 2011 Mexican 1000 Rally OFF ROAD EXPO SPIN COMMUNICATIONS (415) 380-3890 OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION Volunteered Series PRESIDENT, 2010 GEOFF LEE 1243 TRICE ROAD LEBANON, TN 37087 (615) 453-5830 CLASS REP., 2010 1/2-1600 BRUCE MEYERS (865) 453-1005 CLASS REP., 2010 9 & UNLID. MICHAEL MOORE (334) 271-7035 OUTLAW REP. Dusty Times t f j j I ~ \ t t f ' I j ' I I j I ' I I J j ' ' ' t j \ I I \ ' I I t I I I t l { t t l • \ I 1 1 I I l I I t j I j t j \ \ \ I \ \ • ' ~ \ DON PONDER (314) 631-8190 (All Races at Wheeling in the Councy 900 Acres) Omo OFF RoADERS INc. 1427 GOSHEN Hlll.S ROAD S.E. NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO 44663 )IM KENDEL (216) 339-4674 All races held at Harrison County Fairgrounds. Cadiz, Ohio ONTARIO OFF ROAD RAcERS AssocIATION RICK T!CHBOURNE, Pusuc RELATIONS (519)-681-4192(H)/(519) 457-2913(W) OUTI.A w SEVEN PICKUP 9269 UMMELMAN ST. Louis, MO 63123 (314) 631-8140/Fax: ((314) 631-1921 PACE MOTOR SPORTS U.S. Off Road Championship 495 N. COMMONS DRIVE AURORA, IL 60504 (630) 566-6100 <> PENNSYLVANIA SHORT COURSE RACING SMITHTON HOLE RACEWAY 313 SKYLINE DRIVE SMITTITON, PA. 15479 MIKE GEISER 330-683-6263 Short Course Offroad Racing All Races At Smithton Hole Racewa1 PlKEs PEAK P.O. 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Tampa, FL) TRAXXAS TORC SERIES Apr30-May 1, 2011 Cycle Ranch San Antonio, TX May 28-29, 2011 Red BudMX Buchanan, MI June 18-19, 2011 Crandon Off Road Crandon, WI 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, MI Cantinud 1n p111 39 March 2011 Trail Notes ... season-opening SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge, the World's Foremost Desert Racing Series will be visiting Mexico for the first of its three annual SCORE Baja races. The start draw for Round 2 of the 2011 SCORE Desert Series determined the starting order within each of the various classes in the elapsed-time race. Drawing the first starting slot for the unlimited Class 1 open-wheel desert race cars was David Greenhill of Crowley, Texas. Riding the first ATV off the line will be Class 25 team led by Rafael Torres, who is actually from San Felipe. With 28 entries so far in the marquee SCORE racing division for high-tech, 850 horsepower, unlimited production trucks, Vanderwey, 44, part of a successful family business in Phoenix, will lead a strong field in SCORE Trophy-Truck that features many of the world's top desert racers in the No. 84 Flying Dutchmen Racing Chevy Silverado .. Vanderwey, who finished third in the 2010 season point standings in SCORE Trophy-Truck, races with his brothers Larry, 42, and Michael, 36. A unique part of Saturday's drawing was the special drawing for the top 12 finishers from the nearest previous SCORE Baja race entered in the current race in both SCORE Trophy-Truck and the unlimited Class 1. Eleven of the top 12 SCORE Trophy-Trucks from last November's 43rd Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 entered the race in time for the drawing along with six racers from Class 1 Last year's overall 4-wheel, 2-wheel and ATV champions are all expected to again be part of the field. Last year's overall 4-wheel champion was the unlimited Class 1 All German Motorsports team of Armin Schwarz, Germany/Martin Christensen, Escondido, Calif. (Denmark), 2-wheel champion was the JCR Honda team of Colton UdalVJeff Kargola, San Clemente, Calif. on a Honda CRF450X and the Overall ATV winner was the team of Wayne Matlock, El Cajon, Calif./Josh Caster, El Cajon, Calif./Wes Miller, Los Angeles, on a Honda TRX700X. Also entered is Jesse Jones, Litchfield Park, Ariz., the reigning SCORE Desert Series overall season point champion who also won the featured SCORE Trophy-Truck in this race last year in his No. 1 Jones Motorsports Ford F-150. In Saturday's computerized drawing, SCORE Trophy-Truck had the most entries with 28, followed by the unlimited Class 1 with 18 and SCORE Lite with 10. While 135 entries were received in time for the start draw, late registration will be accepted up until race morning and as many as 150 additional entries are expected. Three teams, McMillins, Wilsons and RPM Offroad, each have five entries in the race. Andy McMillin, National City, Calif., and his father Scott, race in SCORE Trophy-Truck, while Scott's daughter Jessica McMillin is racing in Protruck. Scott's brother Mark McMillin, El Cajon, Calif., is also racing in SCORE Trophy-Truck while Mark's sons Daniel (Class 1) and Luke (Class 1-2/1600) are also entered in this year's event. Brothers Randy and Ronny W-Hson, of Long Beach and Lakewood, Calif. each have cars in Class 1 while third generation brothers Brad and Brian are both racing in Class 1-2/1600 and Las Vegas' Sammy Ehrenberg is driving the team's SCORE Lite entry with Ronny Wilson listed as a co-driver. Traveling all the way from Bristol, Tenn. and Bristol, Va., RPM's Justin Marney is driver of record in both Class 8 and Class 11 (two classes he won in January's SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge), Clyde Stacy is racing in both SCORE Trophy-Truck and Class 4 (which he won in Laughlin) and Justin's father John Matney will be driving the RPM entry in the Stock Full class. This year's race will use a race course of just under 250 miles that is very similar to the past two years with a few modifications beyond those caused by normal weather conditions. Running in a counter clockwise direction out of San Felipe up to and then parallel to Highway 3 (south side) and then south back down through three of the most picturesque and challenging washes in all of Baja. The pre-race Manufacturer's Midway and tech inspection of the vehicles in the race will be held on Friday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the picturesque Malecon, flanked by the Sea of Cortez on one side and the popular restaurants and night clubs of San Felipe on the other. As if winning his first overall and SCORE Trophy-Truck race in just his second try wasn't enough, rookie Bryce Menzies of Las Vegas also finds himself atop the SCORE Overall and SCORE Trophy-Truck point leader board after the recent season-opening SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge. After coming from behind midway through the two-day race to earn the victory over another typical star-studded SCORE race field, Menzies, 23, leads defending SCORE Overall and SCORE Trophy-Truck season point champion Jesse Jones, 67-61. Menzies, who finished seventh in his first SCORE Trophy-Truck race last June at the Tecate SCORE Baja 500, drives the No. 70 Red Bull Ford F-150 for Menzies Motorsports while Jones, 45, pilots the No. 1 Jones Motorsports Ford F-150. Round 2 of the 2011 SCORE Desert Series, the MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 annually provides a greater economic impact to San Felipe than the popular six-week-long 'Spring Break'. The race began in 1982 and was not held between 1985 and 1989, the first five years of the seven-year combined High Desert Racing Association-HDRA/SCORE Desert Series of US and Baja races. It has been held consecutively each year since 1990. 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 in this event. Drivers in the Pro car and truck classes are also attempting to earn prestigious SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards given to 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, which includes a $2,000 MasterCraft bonus. Cantinu,~ on p111 39 Page7

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• ',; 'f, , ' j ,', j I ' ' I\' . I I I ' I ' I J , I t';. ) t; , · , l J j f I I I~' I I I ♦ I I I ' I I i I ~im~~ PARKER 425 Jesse Jones overall By Judy Smith Photos: Trackside Photo Jesse Jones flew his Ford to the overall win at Parker, he had nine minutes on his competition when he took the checkered flag. Parker, AZ: Jesse Jones pi-loted his Ford Trick Truck to the overall win at the BITD Parker 425, utilizing a new philosophy which he says comes from Larry Ragland. Jones finished his three lap requirement in 7 hours, 32 minutes and 41 seconds, driving the entire distance himself. The format for the event was the same as it's been for the last several years. The qualifying was done on Thursday of race week, and all Class 1400s (Trick Trucks) and 1500s, (Open Wheel Unlim-ited cars) who so wished, were eligible to qualify. The qualifying times then determined the start order. The first 20 qualifiers got the additional bonus of getting to start a minute apart, while every-one else went off the line in 30 second intervals. There were 212 starters in all. The race was held on Saturday, and started on California Street, right in town, in front of the Chamber of Commerce build-ing, where the cars took off one at a time. After a brief pavement section the contestants turned left into the dirt, and then they did either three or two laps, de-pending on their class. About a half-mile off California Street was the Main Pit area, which included the nine-mile long "Python", a sort of short-course section, en-compassing jumps and hairpin turns and moguls guaranteed to send unwary drivers flying, and entertaining the fans who lined the area. Some parts of the "Py-thon", particularly in the work-ing pits, had a tightly controlled speed limit, and others were open. There was another specta-tor area just a couple miles north and east of town, right on Shea Road, where spectators got to see the cars flog through the wash in a less formal setting. Ultimately, the race ended at the edge of the river; just on the Bluewater Casino property, and then they trundled up the short hill to the "Ford Mesa" for their finish line interviews and photo ops. The past two years were cursed with hideous weather, featuring heavy rain, cold wind and threats of flash flooding. In both 2009 and 2010, Casey Folks was forced to shorten the course a bit on the last lap for some of the slower cars, just so they could avoid the deepest, and potentially danger-ous, water. This year there wasn't even a threat of rain. It was really cold in the early morning, but rapidly warmed as the sun came over the horizon. Spectators en-• t I I I I I ' I I I '1 Steve Appleton, Jimco, had a good day, he took the gold medal in the Class 1 competition, he had 28 seconds on his competition at the flag. joyed mild weather for the first hour or so, and as the sun rose higher, jackets came off. That warming sun was tough on the racers, who drove straight into it off the start. The dust was heavy and made it even harder to see, because there was little wind to blow it away. The course had been bladed for much of its length, but it was still rough, and got rougher each lap. By the third lap the racers were feeling that the holes were "square edged", and very deep. The course hit all the Park-er high-spots, traveling almost straight east from the start, to Mile 27, which was also Mile 91, at Midway. The it went southwest almost to Bouse, turned back eastward and took a jog over to Graham Well, then headed east again to the furthest point, at Mile 67, where it turned west and north and wandered back to Midway. From there a long north-westerly loop traveled through Mineral Wash, then circled back to a point where the inbound trail paralleled the outbound, ex-cept for one big jog in near Shea Road, then it went westerly back to the neighborhood of the town of Parker, jogged around a bit and at about Mile 141, turned into the "Python", and the main pits. At the end of each competitor's last lap, whether it was lap two or lap three, he would go straight at Mile 133-and-a-half and find him-self at the finish, omitting that final nine miles or so. Spectator areas were limited and sharply delineated, and Shea Road was the preferred area, if one didn't stay at the Python. But there were spectator areas near Bouse also. As always, radio communica-tions was good, and this year there was no problem with the lriTrack equipment, (which had been held up overseas last year), so stalled or overturned vehicles were quickly identified and help could be sent if needed. Just lis-tening to the radio reports was entertaining by itself, and a fair amount of information could be garnered. We learned that # 15 was out, early in the morning, which was a shame because that was Jim and Trent Beaver, Parker residents. But about ten minutes late/ we heard that # 15 "ls go-ing to work on the truck and try to get it going." We heard that #48, Jimmy Nuckles, was broken at Mile 50 with an unknown problem, and near Mile 11 #59, Craig and Curt Potts were bro-·• ken. Marc Ewing was out of the race and his Trick Truck under tow by about 11 a.m., and then we heard that Potts needed to be towed _in frorii° Mile 13. Jake Jones blew the transmission in his Class 1100 car before 11:30, and "may need help." A call went Adam Pfankuch took second place honors in Class 1500 in his Penhall, Adam was less than 30 seconds in arrears at the flag. Todd Elam drove his Class 10 Safari Buggy to a second place finish David Caspino drove his Ford as hard as he could, it just wasn't enough, at Parker, he's seen here hustlin' through a turn on his way home. he took second in Class 7200, two seconds out of the class win. ~ ~· • .. ,. , .... -~ .l>· ...... ~_.:~ ... ~:::,~-~ ... <;_.;;.~~-..... 4 , _..__ __________________ ..;J Patrick Nirschi, one of the youngerracers is seen here in his Bunderson It was a second place finish in Class 8100 for Trent Beaver at Parker, on his way to a silver medal finish in Class ½-1600. he's seen here hustling his Ford to the finish line. Pages March 2011 The Herbst/Herbst/Roesseler trio had to settle for third place in the Trick Truck competition, seen here just after takeoff in their Ford. Dusty Times

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' · .. •' '' 1 • • 1 , , 1 I , ( , I ~ ~ I I f ! • • I • • • I I I ' • I i l j t I I I • I j l ) ( i \ \ { ( t ~ \ \ I \ , l 1 \ , ' 1 • I 1 , I • j • i • i \ \ , \ • , ( 1 \ \ 1 , \ one with advanced math skills deduced that Rob MacCachren, who'd been sixth off the line, had a strong lead in his Ford. But he never made it in either, breaking a crankshaft late in the day. Then there was some discussion about Robby Gordon being in the lead in his Chevy, a likely prospect, but that proved incorrect, when it was heard that #77 was out, with an "overheating" problem. It turned out he'd somehow cracked the radiator, and we later heard that "Gordon's Monster thing, is right on course, stuck!" and apparently impeding efforts to get to others who needed help. The LaPaglia family were the big winners in Class 10, they had five minutes on their competition at the end in their Racer Engineering car. Greg Ryan took top honors in the Class 1100 competition, they had about 10 minutes in hand at the finish. The finish-interview area at this event was populated by a rude crowd, including many pre-teen kids and geriatric fans who were all seeking autographs, and pity the press folks or photogra-phers who tried to do their jobs. There was shoving and jabbing and pushing beyond anything ex-out for a trailer for Steven Kuba-sak in his 7100 truck, and in the meanwhile, Trick Truck number 31, with Andy McMillin at the wheel, had completed two laps uneventfully. He was on his third lap and reported no problems. People started to gather at the finish area. And then one more radio call came in from a BITD course-worker at 12:25, "31 is on its side in a ravine and it's goin' to take a lot more than what I've got to get it out. I've got a winch, but this thing's jammed in there." So McMillin's smooth run came to an end. About 25 minutes later the same voice said, "McMillin is out of this ditch -we're gonna change a flat and see if it can get going - it's running." But it never got to the finish. There was a scramble to try to figure out who was in the lead, and finally, some-Continued on page 10 ~ ~--~ --·"" -.;;-""' ·~ .. Sam Berri had to settle fora third place finish in the,Class 1 competition Jon Walker came all the way from Guam to take a third place finish in Third place in Class 1100 went to Lee Banning his Ford powered at Parker, seen here in the good looking Jimco. the Class 10 competition, here ready for landing in his Kreger. buggy, Lee is seen here Just moments before liftoff. 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 7 LAS VEGAS BLVD AT S/LVERA0O RANCH• SOUTHPOINTCAS/NO.COM March 2011 Page 9

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'I' perienced at a Baja finish line; a true surprise at Parker, where the folks have always been polite and helpful in the past. Ultimately, Jesse Jones, who said he'd decided to heed Larry Ragland's advice to "go slow enough to win", did just that. He said he'd had a "really, really good day" with no flats. He even finished on the same front tires he'd started on, although he'd changed rears both laps. He also fueled every lap. Once again, this was a brand new truck which he'd never driven before. He said, "I can't afford to prep 'em, so I gotta get a new one." Jones went on to say that he'd quit racing for two years because he was "frustrated with myself". He explained that he used to try to be the first one to Mile 100, and instead, "I was usually the first one broken." He's decided that Ragland's ad-vice was worth heeding, and also said that racing that way "Is a lot more fun." His time was 7:32:41, and he was the overall winner. In second behind him was Chad Ragland, tarry's son, in Bobby Baldwin's Chevrolet. They'd had a complicated day. B. J. Baldwin, Bobby's son, had qualified eighth, so he started early, but he'd had a rough night, with a sick child, and had a bad headache when he ·got in the car. When he was 50 miles into the race he was seriously ill, so he got out at the end of the first lap and his dad, Bobby, got in. In the meantime Chad Ragland had started in Bobby's car. B.J. was reduced to spectating. Chad drove all the way in Bobby's car, never needing to get out of the car for anything. At the finish he said, "I'm the luckiest guy on earth to get to do this." He had no flats, and reported that the dust was "unbelievable." He went on to say that "the equipment was wonderful - I had some real scary moments." Ragland's time was 7:41:52, which included a five minute penalty for "hitting one barrel at the finish line." The penalty made no difference in his finish position one way or another. Al Hogan drove his Ford to the Class 7200 gold medal, talk about close, Al had all of two seconds in hand when the checkers flew. In third place it was Tim and Troy Herbst and Larry Roeseler in their Ford. Troy, in at the fin-ish, said that it had been "very dusty -couldn't see a lot - all of a sudden dust would clear and cars would be stacked up." They'd had no mechanical problems, and their time was 7 :49: 11. Fourth place went to Steve Sourapas and Rick Geiser in the Sourapas Ford. Sourapas did laps one and two, and Geiser did the last lap, and reported a "flawless race." He said he was told to "take it easy -bring it in." The front hub bearings had come loose, but thy fixed that in the main pit ih only two or three minutes. Their time was 7:55:56. The fifth Trick Truck in was the Chevy of Jesse James, who did all the driving. He said he'd had a flawless day, even though he'd started "way back." (He was 56th to start). He said this truck is "pretty awesome", and com-mented that his previous truck, a mid-engine, had "beat me up", but he was not feeling whipped at the end of this event. His time was 8:11:47. In sixth it was a new combina-tion of veteran drivers. Steve 01-liges and John Swift have teamed for the season in the Olliges Ford. Olliges started, and Swift, who says he's "learning", was the fin-ishing driver. He'd had a flat in a wash and had to change it, then had to stop to get a new spare. Also, their IriTrack box came loose and they had to stop to take it off. Their time was 8: 19:06, which included a five minute penalty for hitting a barrel at the finish line. Seventh place went to Mark Weyhrich, in a Ford. He did all the driving. On the second lap he bumped wheels with Shannon Campbell in his all-wheel-drive Class 1500 car, and tipped over on his (Weyhrich's) side. The BITD course workers came and pulled him over. A bit later he pulled the Whipple and Gailey truck out of a "stuck", and then two miles later Weyhrich flipped his truck by himself, and Whip-ple and Gailey's truck uprighted him. He said there was no wind to clear the dust away most of the day. His time was 8:36:34. In eighth it was Ed Stout and Andy Grider in Stout's Ford. He said he'd rolled in the infield at the end of his first lap and had broken a shock reservoir, so he'd had to go to his main pit for a re-pair. Later he hit a tree and hurt his hand. Their time was 8:37:42. The ninth finisher was the team of Greg Nunley and Ken Losch in a Chevy. Losch was in at the finish. He said Nunley had rolled it, and they'd lost 45 minutes to an hour, and also had to fix their brakes. Their time was 8:47:40. Ryan Staats, eta/, took the win in the Class 1200 fracas, he's seen here flying nicely towards the finish line at Parker. The tenth Trick Truck was B. J. Baldwin's Chevy, this time driven by Bobby Baldwin and Johnny Nelson in addition to B. J., who, as previously reported, had started, and then become ill. Bobby drove lap two, but then he got to thinking that maybe he had to get into his own truck to make things "legal", (apparently con-fusing SCORE rules and BITD rules), so he got out, just in case, and put Johnny Nelson, who usu-ally navigates, changes tires and repairs things, into the drivers' seat. Nelson said that Bobby had driven an "awesome" lap. But then got out, Nelson moved over and Dave Hickman navigated. For a while. Hickman became nauseated, started vomiting, and got out, leaving Nelson to fin-ish by himself. Their time was 9:05:57, including a five minute penalty for hitting one of those finish line barrels. In eleventh it was Jerry Zaiden and Jason Campbell in a Cam-burg. Campbell did laps one and two and Zaiden finished. He said they'd had no issues all day. But they did lose some time right off the start when a Class 1500 car rolled and held them up for 20 or 25 minutes. Their time was 9:05:34. In twelfth place it was Steve Strobel, in a Jimco. He drove all the way, and reported that he'd lost his transmission on the second lap. Repairs, done at the main pit, cost an hour and a half. Strobel says he's "running for the points" this season. His time was 9:16:16. Lucky 13 went to Mike Jakob-son in a Ford. He said that he'd had "only two flats, and ran great all day, flawless." Then he went on to say, "We're ready to get faster." Jakobson, who's a gradu-ate from Class 5000 racing (a long time ago), is still new to the big trucks. His time was 9:24:03. In 14th it was Matt Cook who did all the driving in his truck. He said he'd had one flat and a hub problem that cost him a half. hour. His time was 9:30: 19. The 15th finisher was the team of Scott Whipple and Scott Gai-ley in their Chevrolet. Whipple did laps one and two, and Gailey finished. They said that "Whip-ple stuffed their truck into Andy's and Weyhrich helped them out." They had been mildly confused at the time, because "that part of the track hadn't been on the prerun." That cost them a half hour. Then it took an hour and,, 15 minutes to weld their front end back together. Their total time was 9:35:24. The 16th truck to finish ·was Shawn Croll's new Ford. Croll drove all the way. His power steer-ing pump blew and the oil hit the exhaust and started a fire. It was scary, but they had three extin-Rick Backus was the third place finisher in the Class 7200 fracas, Rick A third place finish in Class 2000 went to Paul Kurz, Paul is seen here Troy Messer and Sean Geiser drove their Trophylite to third place in is seen here just at liftoff in his Ford. just at liftoff in his Penhall at Parker. the Class 6000 fracas, seen here hustlin' along the trail. Justin Blower and Rich Rader drove their Ford pickup to a third place It was a nice second place finish for Daniel Werle in the Class 8000 Shelby Thompson took third place honors in the Class 8000 contest, finish in the Class 1200 fracas, seen here just at liftoff. contest, seen here at high speed headin' for home. she is seen here letting it all hang out. Page 10 March 2011 I I Dusty Times

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I I f l I I ! I + I I ' > O ' I I t ' ' I I I I • I I I I I I I I I i I I I I I I I I I I I I • 1 , \ , f I • I • I o I t ~ ( 1 \ • I , ~ \ , \ \ \ , I \ , t I j I 1 I I \ , 1 I I ! • ! I ' ' I l I I I I j I I I f \ I t 1 I { 1 ' t \ \ ' ) \ I \ \ t I • \ • I l t I I • t , I 1 \ \ \. \ \ \ , \ \ , • The Class 5 gold medal went to A J Martin, A J is seen here nicely airborne as he heads to the checkered flag at Parker. guishers on the truck and they got the fire out. They also had a spare pump,· so they replaced it and "limped in." His total time was want to shut his motor off. His time was 15:42:52. 10: 17:58. Shawn's brother Steve also had a new Trick Truck, but he got to drive only 15 minutes before he was out of the race. Still, he liked the ride so much he says he'll "never go back to Class 1500." There's been a lot of conjecture abour why the Trick Trucks are proliferating these days. Maybe it's simply that the racers are getting older and the Trick Trucks are so much more comfortable to drive that they can't resist. One of the McMillins recently referred to Mark McMil-lin's truck as a "flying couch" compared to the open wheel cars. In !.7th it was Todd and Kyle Jergen'sen in their Custom. Todd's the dad, and Kyle, just 15 years old, is "the one with the tal-ent", according to .his mother. He started the day and did half the race, having two flats and some alternator problems. The belts f-came off twice they said. Todd finished. He thinks maybe their -alternator proolem is somehow related to heat, and is hoping to get it figured out. Their time was 10:23':19. In 18th it' was Adam House-holder in his Chevrolet. He drove the entire race, and broke a flex plate at Mile 137, which was six or seven miles out from the Main Pit. He got back to the pits, but then had to change the trans-mission, which he said, "was an ordeal." It cost about an hour and a half. And then he got a five min-ute penalty for hitting a barrel at the finish line. His total time was 11:52:11. The 19th Trick Truck finisher was the Ford of Rick D. Johnson, a very unusual position for this team. Johnson said he'd had "electrical gremlins" during quali-fying, so had started way back. He was 38th off the line. That was bad enough, but then on the last lap he hit something and broke an upper A-Arm. He called back to Barstow and had a friend bring a replacement part out to the race. That's about a 220 mile drive, and then they had to do the repair. Johnson said he'd also lost his antenna and thus, couldn't communicate. Once the part got to Parker, a friendly JeepSpeed racer, Eric Heiden, took it out to Johnson where he waited on the course. He said he thought he'd been running around seventh place when he broke .. His time was 15:29:23. Behind him, Craig Potts, in a Ford, finished 20th. He didn't want to talk, and apparently had an electrical problem and didn't Dusty Times The 21st finishers were Mike \ They also tore the driveline out, and had a fuel problem. But they finished in 16:00:41, the last Trick Truck, and the team that took the longest to do their three laps. A total of 34 Trick Trucks started the race, so that's a 61 % finish rate, which is good by off-road standards. The Class 1600 win at the Parker 425 went to Hank Winter, he's seen just before touchdown in his bright red Bunderson. Class 1500 had the biggest group, with 40 of the open-wheel cars starting. The fastest one back to the finish line was the Jimco of Steve Appleton. He didn't get there first, because he'd started 40th, but he'd moved up through traffic a long way. Steve did all the driving, and reported that he'd had a "clean run, no flats, car was good, and the crew was great." His time was 8:05:53. McGinn and Jason Beckmann. McGinn did laps one and three and Beckmann did lap two. 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On the second lap, near Osborne Wash, he'd lost third and fourth gears. He did the rest of the event in second gear. He also broke a tie rod, but he had no flats. Berri said that his car usually has a top speed of about 140 mph, but in second gear it tops out at 65 or 70. He was also worried that he'd run out of fuel. But, he added, the gremlins that plagued him into last season "seem to be gone." His time was 8:07:12. In fourth it was Ray Griffith who was not happy. He drove all the way in his Jimco, and de-scribed his day as "horrible." He said he'd lost his shocks, lost fifth gear and the brakes were all gone by Mile ten on Lap two. He said he thought a master cylinder had let -go. He had just one flat, and had that changed in a pit. He also pointed out that his right front shock was "gone." His time was 8:10:01. The fifth place finisher was Bob Lofton, in a Jimco. He drove all the way. His son, Justin, who races in the NASCAR Craftsman truck series, was there, but only as a backup in case of some disaster. Lofton came in on a right front flat, which had lost its air about five miles out. He said the "third lap gets pretty chopped up". He'd got stuck "halfway off a cliff" and had to drive off and back up, which, he said, cost him a "lot of positions." Lofton hadn't raced since the 2008 Baja 1000, but apparently forgot nothing in the interim. His time was 8: 10:31. In sixth it was Richard Boyle who drove the whole thing in his HMS. He said, "It was damn rough." He lost his brakes on the first lap and just ran that way. He told us he'd hit a lot of big holes though. He'd bubbled the side of one of his rear tires, but it held air. And he'd also somehow got his fire extinguisher stuck in the pulley, amazing the finish line hangers on. His time was 8: 12:20. Seventh place was earned by Garrick Freitas who drove all the way in his Jimco. He said he had no problems, just dust. "No flats, no issue." Then he explained that he'd rolled the car in qualifying, and as a result, had started 67th. His time was 8: 19:22. Sean Mecham was eighth in a Chevy powered car. He drove the full distance, and reported losing his alternator on the second lap, which he said cost him about 20 minutes. Other than that he had "no flats, no other trouble" and finished in 8:25:38. In ninth it was Kory Halopoff and Harley Letner. Halopoff started, and Letner did laps two and three. They shredded two fan belts. Letner thought that rocks got into the pulleys. After losing the second belt he took the panels off so the rocks would "escape". Their time was 8:40:07. The tenth car to finish was the Jimco of Todd Tuls and Mark Miller, who did the last lap. They said their CV boots came loose on the first lap and they had that fixed in the main pit. Then, at Pole Line Road Miller lost fourth gear, then he lost third gear, and from Midway to the finish had only second gear, until right near the end when he was down to first gear only. Their time was 8:42:27. In eleventh place it was Mike Bilek and Steve Jangaard. Bilek started and Jangaard did the sec-ond half. He said they "had a few little problems, flats." Their time was 8:51:46. The twelfth finisher was the Jimco of Danny and Bill Wing-erning. Bill, the dad, drove two laps and Danny finished. He said Bill had been high centered and had to be pulled off. Happily there were spectators nearby, and they helped. He lost about ten minutes. Their final time was 8:53:01. Tommy Koch was 13th in his Jimco. He rolled the car on the first lap when he got into a cor-ner "too hot", according to Joe David, who was riding. He did a barrel roll, going over "once or twice". But rolling over doesn't stop Koch, and he went on. The car was stuck in first gear for the last part of the last lap. Their time was 9:18:47. In fourteenth place it was Kyle Conlon in a Jimco. Conlon drove all the way. He said he'd had one flat earlier in the day and then, three miles before the finish had another that tore the hub off. His time was 9: 18:53. The 15th place finisher was the "Truggy" of Jeremy Pulse, who drove the entire distance. He said he'd had no problems, except that his sway bar stripped out and the car didn't corner as well as it does normally. His time was 9:20:43. Kevin Curtis was 16th in his new car, which is an "old Sourapas car". He drove all the way, and reported that on lap one there were "a lot of cars crunched or upside down." He had one flat, and said it was a "learning experience to change a tire." His time was 9:24:00. The 17th finisher was the Ta-tum of Tony Smiley, who drove all the way. He reported that he'd lost two and a half hours when the bolts sheared off a transmis-sion flange. He used a chisel and hammer to get the broken bits out of the flange, then cannibal-ized bolts from the other side. He'd actually had the chisel and hammer in the tool kit. His time was 10:46: 19. Derrick Sproule, in a Racer chassis, was 18th. He said the "drives haft was hammering the under drive", so he'd had to change both. His crew took good parts off of his dad, Lloyd's, bro-ken Trick Truck, and had them taken out to where Derrick was parked. The process took two-and-a-half or three hours. And, he said, the right front shock was gone also. His time was 11:28:09. The nineteenth finisher was the of Ron Gibbs, who drove all the way, and Kelly Kris, who did the navigat-ing. They said they'd lost five of their original eight cylinders, and ran on just three for the last three hours of the day. Their time was 12:36:48. Chris Kemp and James De-Gaine were 20th in their J imco. Kemp did laps one and three and DeGaine did lap two. They said the course "got really rough" and the shocks were blown out. Also, the alternator went out, they lost a starter, some teeth broke on the ring gear and they tossed an alternator belt when a rock got into it. They also had one flat. Their time was 12:55:52 and they were the final finishers in Class 1500. The math is easy; there were 40 of them off the start, and 20 finished -that's 50 percent, which is not as good a finish rate as that of the cushy, comfortable Trick Trucks. The Protrucks were next off the line, with four starters. This class, a spec truck group, is under new management, and chang-es are being made gradually. One that was already in force for this event was bigger fuel cells. They're allowed to carry 60 gal-lons of fuel now, a big time saver, but other changes are yet to come. The winning truck was the Ford of Ryan and Alex Staats. Ryan started, and Alex finished. They had a time Of 9: 13:26. In second place it was Mark Bowman and Todd Davis, who shared the driving in their Ford. This was their first race in a Protruck. They switched out of Class 5. It didn't sound as if they learned anything new about the problems that could crop up: they had "no brakes, no shocks and a skid plate fell off''. They did say "It was a long last lap with no brakes." Their time was 11:05:07. The third finisher was Justin Blower in a Ford. He drove all the way. He reported two flats and "rear hub problems". He said he'd limped to a pit for the needed welding. His time was 11:38:00. And in fourth, Troy Vest strag-gled to the finish at about 10 p.m., in his Chevy. Alan Levin-son drove the first lap and Vest did the rest. He broke a bolt on a rear trailing arm on the last lap and it took the shock hoses with' it. Vest made on-course repairs with a tie down strap, and then drove very gingerly to the finis!\. The body panels were also torn up, but he said Levinson did that. Their time was 14:49:07, and with their finish, they gave the Protrucks their usual 100% finish rate. John Webster drove his really good looking Ford truck to a third place Ray and Todd Griffith raced their Jimco to a first off the podium finish It was a fourth place finish in Class 1000 for Jose lynch at Parker, Jose finish in Class 8100, he's seen here racin' to the checkered flag. in Class 1500, seen here at high speed on the course. is seen here in his Alumicraft on his way to the checkers. Cody Reid and Dan Folts raced their Seagroves buggy to a first off the Vince Viola and Drew Loftus finished fourth in Class 2900 in their Kellon Walch drove his Ford pickup to a fourth place finish in class podium finish in Class 1100, here slightly airborne. Lothringer, they're seen here just at one of many liftoffs. 7200, looks more like a low-rider in this picture. Page 12 March 2011 Dusty Times

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The Class 1000 cars went off the line next, 19 strong and prob-ably mad as hell to be starting behind the Protrudes. And that would have been justified in this case, because three of the Class 1000 cars beat the first Protruck in. First to arrive was one of the newer generation of Class 1000 cars. Michael LaPaglia drove all the way in his Racer chassis with the Chevy 2.4 Ecotec motor. He said he'd had an electrical issue (the same one he'd had at the Laughlin race a couple of weeks previously) which turned the mo-tor on and off. The crew worked on it, but haven't yet solved the problem. LaPaglia said "they're zeroing in on it." His time was 8:38:31, not only a Class winning time, but 17th overall, after going off the line 97th. Todd Elam, in a more tradi-tional Toyota powered Safari, was second. He said he'd lost his GPS on the second lap, which he said, "makes it tough in the dust, to , , 1 I , I I I J I • • I • ' ' • ' • • • ' • • I I I t I I I I t \ f ' I I ~ 1 ' ' I I , I \ \ I I ' o , t I I 1 I 1 ! I I t \ \ ' \ , \ \ \ , I I , I j ;, 1 ~ ' I, I I , I I I I I ( I ! i l I i ( I I '-1 I ( \ j / ' ' \ 1 \ "\ \ ' \ \ • \ \ • \ , \ • \ I I \ • I I • 1 ' 1 \ \ \ , \ ' I ' , , , • ' make the right decisions." He'd had no mechanical problems, and no flats. He was running his "backup" motor he said, and it's "a little down on power." His time was 8:43: 15. Jon Walker was third in his Kreger. He said he'd driven all the way, and he'd "had a flat, no problems, and it was rough." His time was 8:58:20. Fourth in this class were Jason Defalco, who finished, and Jose Lynch, who started, in a VW pow-ered Alumicraft. Lynch said he'd rolled the car, and had also got it stuck for about 20 minutes. Their time was 9:28:37. In fifth it was Mike Rumsey, Brady Helm and Jim Price, who all drove, in a Honda powered Lothringer. Rumsey, who's re-cently bought the car, and drove the first lap, was experiencing his first race. They said they'd had "a blast!" Their time was 9:57:19. The sixth place team was Jason Lafortune and Ron Malekow. Malekow drove the first lap, and Lafortune did laps two and three. They said they'd had no prob-lems. The car is a TMR Agressor chassis, with the Chevy Eco Tee motor in it, and it's still new, and they're still experiencing a learn-ing curve. They reported one flat on the second lap, but no other problems. Their time was 10:00:12. In seventh it was Richie Lan-gren, Devon Rumsey and Mitch Armstrong who all drove their Honda powered Fusion chassis. They said it had overheated a bit, so they "slowed up to guarantee a finish." They also had an early flat, but no other problems at all. Their time was 10:21:58. Eighth place went to the team of Mike Shaffer and Shawn Twitchell in their Full Potential Motorsports chassis, powered by the Chevy Eco Tee motor. Twitch-ell started and Shaffer finished. It was their first race in the car, Tim Casey drove the la Paz Cocktail Mix Ford to a first place in Class 8100, seen here at high speed on the course. which Shaffer said was "one of the worst handling cars I've ever driven -it needs some shock tuning." He was eloquent on the subject of what a rough ride he'd had. Their time was 12:02:00, and that included a ten minute penalty for hitting two barrels at the finish line. The ninth place team of Dave Bost, and Hondo and BubbaJimi-nez, in a VW powered Metalworx chassis said they'd blown a c.v. C1ntinu .. ,n ,,,, 14 Josh Thompson took fourth place honors in Class8000atParker, seen It was a fourth place finish in Class 1200 for Troy Vest at BITD Parker, Justin Lofton raced hisJimco to a fifth place finish in Class 1500, he's · · · he's seen here racing his Chevrolet to the finish line. seen here just at touchdown on his way home. ww.rob • Dusty Times March 2011 Page 13

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• I•• , , 1 , , , , , , 1 , 1 1 1 1 ~ 1 , , , 1 , , 1 , , , , ~ , , , , , , , t , r , , , 1 , , , , , , , , , , , , · · • , • • • · , • , , • , , , , , , , I • J f J I , t f J , / I / f ' I t I • ' I : I t • I , f ' I f ' J / f t f t / , f J f ( t I ) / 1 ) , I ' / I , I ' I I I f I j I 1 I t I I f f { l at Mile 112 and had to repair it on course. Hondo ran out of brakes on his section, and they had no light bar, because it had been stolen a week before the race. So Hondo, who was the last driver, and got the nighttime sec-tion, was having to pick his way across the desert with just some little LED lights. Their time was 12:39: 19. In tenth it was Carrie Smiley, Rick Rohde and James Bolinas in a Tatum. Their time was 13:21:51, and they didn't stop to talk. The eleventh place car was the Kreger Toyota of Dean Wheeler, and Mitch and Dave Terrell, who all drove. They said their lights went out, a throttle cable broke and they had to take their fuel cell apart. They thought they were in fifth place on the second lap when the throttle cable broke. They had to splice two together for a temporary repair. Then the pickup came apart inside the fuel cell, so they had to take it apart to make the repair. Before this, in four tries they never did more than 240 miles of the Parker 425, so they were delighted to get the finish. Their time was 15:01:42. They were the last to finish in Class 1000, giving it a 57 per-cent finish rate. Sad to report, Parker's senior Class 1000 racer, · Ed Beard, who started the race, rolled his car, and put an end to his day early. Ed, age 73, was actu-ally, probably the oldest driver there all together. Class 7200 went off the line next, with 19 entries. The first to finish was the team of Al Hogan and Rob Reinertson in Hogan's Ford. Reinertson started and Hogan finished. They had no problems, beyond losing a couple of body panels and a sticky gas pedal. Their time was 9:05:57, only two seconds in front of sec-ond place. In second it was David Caspi-no and Jason Ruane, another Ford. While Caspino was at the wheel they'd sheared a pin on the driveshaft. They had a spare, but replacement cost them about 26 minutes. He ran hard afterward to try to catch up, and then Ru-ane got in to drive to the finish, and closed up more, but couldn't quite get it done. Their time was 9:05:59. The third place team was made up of Rick Backus and Martin Christensen in a Ford. They shared the driving. Near the end of lap two Christensen had a flat, and had run out of spares. So, since he couldn't drive, he stopped near the road and "walked up and got another tire." They finished in the time of9:49:57. Fourth went to Kellon Walch and Earl Desiderio, some four hours later. Their truck was a Ford truck body on a Zero 1 Od-ysseys car chassis. (Walch works as a driver for the Zero 1 Odys-seys group, which operates tours of the Nevada desert, much as Wide Open Baja does in Baja.) Desiderio started the race in this truck, while Walch was d~ing duty as Robby Gordon's naviga-tor, his "day job", so to speak. When Gordon's truck gave out, Walch got in to do the last lap in the 7200 truck. He said they had "small minor issues", then told of shearing the bolts off an outer c.v., which "snowballed into hav-ing to change the transmission." (Minor issue?) Their time was 13:57:58. In fifth it was Steve Kovach, who finished, and Preston Schmid, who started, in another Ford. Kovach had "ripped" his knee a couple of days before the race so he "taped it up and took ibuprofen" and went racing. They had alternator issues and snapped the transmission in half. They'd stopped at a check and Troy Herbst hit them when he didn't see them in the dust (alert read-ers will remember that Herbst said, "all of a sudden dust woUld clear and cars would be stacked up.") Kovach and Schmid lost an hour and ten minutes with the transmission replacement. They also lost a driveline, and figured they'd had about three hours of problems all told. Their time was 14:33:01. They were the last in the class to finish. So Class 7200, with five finishers out of 19 start-ers, had a pretty poor finish ratio of26%. Class 8000 was next to start, with eight entries. Macrae Glass finished first, in his Ford, having driven all the way. He said it was "dusty, really, really dusty - I tried to stay patient." Then he said he'd picked up the pace. His crew changed tires midway through the day, and he power steering belt was loose early on. At one point he went into a big hole and lost the power steering for a few seconds, and ended up getting stuck. It turned out a little rock was stuck in the pulley. He used a screwdriver to get the rock out, and then dug for an hour to get unstuck. He lost a little over an hour all together, and finished in the time of 10: 13:25. In second place it was Dan Werle who started and finished in a Ford, and rolled his truck on the first lap. It cost the team about ten minutes. Chip Carr drove the second lap, and had no problems. They had no flat tires and finished in 12:09:35. In third it was Shelby Thomp-son in another Ford. She had Lu is Cabello, Randy Harrison and Michael Tollison listed as team mates. They didn't stop to talk. Their time was 13:33:37. Fourth went to Josh Thomp-son, who, if our information is correct, is the husband of the third place finisher. He started and finished, and Jeff Nutter did the second lap. They finished on a right front flat. They'd torn the wishbone in half in. the rear and had to have it welded at Midway, which cost them an hour and a half. The last ten miles of the race they'd been down to about ten miles per hour. Their time was 14:03:25. They were the last Class 8000 finisher, giving the class a 50% finish rate. Class 1100 was next, with 15 starters. The winning team was Gregg Ryan, who started and Dwaine Walters, in a Prep by Jake car. Ryan started and Walters finished. They said they'd had no problems, "just dust." The only things they'd stopped for had been fuel and the driver's change. Second place in Trick Truck went to Bobby and BJ Baldwin, they were second overall for the race in their Ford. Brent Parkhouse drove his Moulton to a silver medal finish at Parker, he's seen here at speed, heading for the checkers. Their time was 8:56:25, good for 25th overall. In second it was· Brian Burgess and Brent Parkhouse in their Moulton. Burgess did laps one and three and Parkhouse drove lap two. They said it was a "hard course for passing on - single lane, and very dusty." Their time was 9:05:27, which included a five minute penalty for hitting one of the barrels at the finish. Third place went to Lee Ban-ning, Jr. and Sr. in their Foddrill, equipped with the Ford 2.0 liter Eco-Tech motor. Senior started the race and Junior finished, while Chris Godfrey did the navi-gating. First they ·said they had "no problems", but then some-one remembered that they had "suspension issues", due to the front end freezing up. This was the first official Class 1100 race for the Ford motor. Their time was 9: 15:04. Fourth went to Cody Reid and Daniel Folts in a Seagroves. Folts started and Reid did the second , half. They said this was their first finish at a BITD event. Their time was 9:44:42. ,. In fifth place it was Gary Wil-liams and Bryan Folks, who both drove, and Rick Grat, who navi-gated all three laps. They were in another Ford powered Foddrill. They broke a front trailing arm Jesse James raced his Chevrolet to a fifth place finish in Class 1400 Mike Rumsey and Brady Helm finished in fifth place in the Class 1000 Christopher Reinertson and the Neth clan were the fifth place finishers at Parker, he's seen here beautifully airborne. battle, seen here at high speed on the course. in the Class 2000 battle, seen here at speed. ,_, .,, •• lie::..,.....:::;1...:::i:i2w ........ Bryan Folks raced his Ford Powered buggy to a fifth place finish in the Raymond Cummins took a fifth place finish in the Class 6000 contest, Steve Kovach piloted his Ford pickup to a fifth place finish in the Class Class 1100 fracas, seen here at liftoff. he's seen here racing his Trophylite towards the checkers. 7200 competition, seen here just at liftoff. . Page 14 March 2011 Dusty Times

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and lost two hours. When it broke, it took out a brake line, so they ran with rear brakes only for a while. They finished about 7 p.m., with a time of 11:17:22. Sixth place went to Rick Madi-son in a Lothringer. He drove all the way, and had "a few issues." For one thing, he broke a front shock tower, which cost him about three hours. Then he had a flat which he had to change by himself. His time was 12:59:57. In seventh it was Ralph Potts, who started, Andrew Neal, who did lap two, and Art Velasco, Jr., who did lap three, in a Lothring-er. They lost a swivel foot on the rocker arm, and had front suspen-sion issues. Also, their OPS quit, and a CV boot went away. This was the first time out for a brand new car. Their time was 13:37:02. They were the lasting the class to finish, giving the class only a 46% finish rate. There were two Class 5000 cars this time, and in first place at the end of the day were A. J. Martin and Mark Martin. A. J. started and Mark finished and Ralph Salazar and Clay Currier both navigated. They said the car has a brand new front end, and they had no problems. Their time was 9: 16:03 and the other team didn't finish. Class 2000 went off the line next, with 11 starters. At the end of the day, the first team in was Hank Winter and his son, Dusty, who both drove their Bunderson. They said their day was flawless, and then remembered they'd lost one power steering belt. And they had no flats. Their time was 9:48:02. In second place it was Patrick Nirschl and Kamren Woodward in a Bunderson. Nirschl drove all the way, while Woodward navigat-ed. They had a front flat on the· second lap, and changed it in the pits. They said the "course is real rough." Their time was 9:59:41. In third place it was Paul Kurz and Robert Alatorre in a Pen-hall. Alatorre started and Kurz finished. They hadn't raced for a year. They blew a tire, threw an alternator belt, lost their rear shocks and broke a brake caliper. Their time was 10:13:11. Fourth place went to Vince Viola, who drove all the way in his Lothringer. He said he had no issues until the third lap, when he had flats at Mile 70 and Mile 105. He said he "had help", and lost only five or six minutes all together. His time was 10: 14:28. The fifth place team of Ste-phen Cossey, Mike Cole, Mike Licari and "Big Bob" Dziurawiec, drove their Jimco in after dark. Their navigators were Mike Cossey, Nathan Pappas and Jen-nifer Wolf. Their only problem had been their light bar, which quit working for a while. They said, "But the Checkers fixed it." Their time was 10:54:37. In sixth it was the team of Zach Perez and his mom, Amy in a Ban-ning. Zach did laps one and two, Amy did the third lap. They had one flat and a belt came off, an air' filter clogged up. They cleaned it once, but then got a new one. Their time was 10:55:02. The seventh place team was Mark Acuna, who drove laps one and three, and Randy Ellis, who drove the second lap in their Mirage. They had Ray Aspa navi-gating the entire distance, and had no problems except that they Dusty Times '. { . I I I\ I I I I\ i \ 1 \ f I I I lost their radio. Their time was 11:11:11. In eighth it was Greg Ferruzzo, who started and Ted Tedford, who finished, in a Kreger. Rick McMahon and Steve Landis navi-gated. Ferruzzo rolled the car in the first mile, flattened a tire and lost an hour. Their total time was 11:21:38 and they were the final. finishers in this class. There was just one Class C-1 Lite car running, but it got a fin-ish. Keith Waibel, who drove the entire distance, explained that this class is for the Predator X18 chassis, with 1!)3" wheelbase and an Eco Tee motor. He said he had just one flat to mar his day, and finished in 11: 15:09. The Trophy Lite trucks were next off the line, wearing their blue lights on the rear to signify that they are a "slow" class. There were 11 of them, and at the end of the day it was another win for the Hengeveld brothers, Steve and Joe. Joe started and Steve finished, and he said they "drove a smart race -didn't try to push it too hard." They had "zero problems", and their time was 9:58:18. In second it was Cory Weller, Michael West, J.T. Thomas and Richard Cassey in a Ford. They noted that this is the first Ford TrophyLite, and uses the same motor as the Ford Focus. It was an emotional day for Cassey, be-ing the anniversary of his dad's death, and because in addition he was wearing a driving suit his dad had given him just before he passed away. Their time was 10:36:24. Third went to Troy Messer and Sean Geiser. Messer started, and he hit a rock and ripped off a front brake calip€r. He also lost a drive shaft on the first lap. He drove with no front brakes from the first lap, but on the third lap, which Geiser drove, the rears went away also. He said they'd "used a lot of trees and bushes and rocks to slow us down." Geiser is the son of Greg, who is the "other Geiser brother" (not Jeff or Rick). In fourth it was Bruce and Kyle Friesen, a father and son team. Kyle, the son, started and Bruce finished. Somewhere along the way they lost a vacuum plug, and it cost them 30 minutes. First they changed a fuel pump, then they changed a fuel filter, and then they found the real problem, and had to create a new plug out of a bolt and an air hose. They were really pleased that it lasted the rest of the way. Their time was 11:47:50. The fifth place team was made up of Ray Cummins, Jim Riley, Craig Malloy, who navigated; and Brandon Arciero, (a second cousin to long-time racer Ryan Arciero), who finished the race. Riley, Cummins and Arciero each drove a lap. They said a wire came off the fuel pump and they had one flat, but the race was "oth-erwise flawless." Their time was 12:06:45. Ben Abatti and Ben, Jr. teamed to take sixth place. Ben Sr., drove the trouble-free first lap, and on lap two while the 16-year-old Ben, Jr. was at the wheel, he heard a noise, so he stopped at a pit for the crew to take a look. And as it turned out, they had to change the rear end, which cost him two hours. Ben, Sr. also had a flat at the very end. Their time was • ' , i • 1" \ I \ I 1 t I ·, ' ' \ ~ 1 \ , \ \ • l It• r I I , \ \ \ \ \ 1 \,,, • 1' I \ I I \ \ \ 1 • I • • 4 1 I t t , \ \ \,, \ \ \ \, • \ \' \' 12:33:36. The seventh place team was Pat Dailey, who started, and Aus-tin Farner, who finished. Devin House and Rob Miege did the navigating. They broke a lower arm on the front of the truck, and Farner did a three mile walk to get replacement parts needed for the repair. Their total time was 13: 16:55. They were the final finishers in the class. In Class 8100, which had five starters, the first to finish was Tim Casey in his Ford. At the finish he reported that he drove all the way, had no flats, and then he said, "I have a love/hate affair with this course!" His time was 10:59:32. Next to come in was the Ford of Trent Beaver, who did laps one and two, and Kevin Davis, who did lap three. Beaver said he had two and a half flats on one lap, and Davis had two flats. Their time was 11:21: 14. John ·Webster did all the driv-ing in the third place truck, a Ford, and said, "It got rougher every lap." A beam pivot point broke and that was a two-hour re-pair job. He also had an electrical issue. This was the first race for that truck, and he said it will do better in the next one. His time · was 15:05:27, and he was the last finisher in the class. There were four 7100 trucks, a two-lap group. At the end of their run the team of Jayson Strachan· and James Burman, who shared the driving in their Ford, had no flats and no problems, and took the win, in 7:41:22. In second place it was Tyler and Blake Henn, another Ford. On the first lap, with Blake driv-ing, he was bumped into by the Strachan/Burman truck, and it sent Henn rolling over. Two tires went flat and the antenna broke off so they no longer had radio or OPS. Their finish time was 8:10:28 In still another Ford, Don Beaumont, who drove the first lap, and Alan Coffee, who fin-ished, had radiator problems, and ran hot, but managed to finish third. Their time was 8: 18:32, and they were the final finishers in the class. The Rock Racers started be-hind the 7100 trucks. There were just two of them, but they both finished. In first place it was Kevin Stearns and Kyle Crowley in a Pac Fab Blazer, which had a fuel delivery issue. They said that they'd lost an hour, but once it was fixed the truck ran flawlessly. Their time was 10:41:49. Second went to Rob Usnick, who drove, and Billy Brown, who navigated in their Rock Buggy. They came out from North Caro-lina to run this event, and then were going to go on to the King of the Hammers event in Johnson Valley the next weekend. They were so excited to finish that they uncorked a bottle of champagne, climbed up on top of the car and let loose. This was their first finish in several tries. They said they'd had to have the Baja Pits weld a knuckle for them. Their time was 12:14:54. There were 25 Jeeps of vari-ous types in this event, and 20 of them were the Cherokees. First to finish was the team of Jeff Coan, Jon Krellwitz and Skyler Gambrell. Coan started, but developed a leg cramp, so the navigator, Gambrell, moved March 2011 over into the driver's seat and drove to Mile 90, putting the car into the lead. Krellwitz got in to do the remainder of the race. They said. that Gambrell had also prepped the car, which had no problems. Their two-lap time was 7:41:22. In second place Eric Helgeson finished on a right front flat, on which he'd driven two miles. He drove both laps, He'd had some serious down time at Mile 8 after going into a hole and breaking a driveshaft and causing some shock problems. He said he'd been on "full kill mode" all of lap 2. His time was 8:39:20. Chris Wacker was third, and reported he'd lost some time when he lost a bolt out of a rear shock. The shock shaft bent, so he said he "straightened it" and put it back on. He did all the driving, and finished with a time of8:41:17. Bill Bunch, who did lap one, and Tareck Karam, who did lap two, were fourth. They lost their steering box on the first lap and the driveshaft on lap two. They said it was "new car bugs." Their time was 8:56:36. The fifth place team of Barrie Thompson, Amber DeAngelis and Bill Frey apparently got past us without stopping. We know nothing about their day, except that they finished in 8:58:08. In sixth it was Ben Thorvick, who drove both laps. He said his day had been "pretty good." He'd tried to bump someone he wanted to pass and poked a hole in his own radiator, and broke his own lights. He lost an hour with repairs. His time was 9: 16:54, and he learned a truly valuable lesson. ,< The seventh pla<re finisher was the team of Mike Julsrud, who started and Dan Simonson, who did the last lap and had just one flat tire. The lights were also worrying him some, because for the final ten miles they'd been going on and off. Their time was 9:55:41. In eighth it was John Nelson, from Parker, who did all the driv-ing, and Tianna Parker, who did the navigating. They said they'd "almost put it on its lid a couple times", and had cracked a front axle, so had to stop for some welding. Their time was 9:57:00. In ninth it was Scott Hartman who broke a pitman arm on i:he first lap. He said he "took some bolts and welded them to it to hold it together" and went to the main pit for a new pitman arm. He lost about three hours all together, but then it was a smooth run after that. His time was 10:34:37. The tenth place finisher was Bruno Zvirzin, Todd and Ryan Coomes and Nathan Moore, who didn't stop to talk. Their time was 13:50:48. In eleventh, Todd Jackson drove all the way in his '99 Jeep WJ, with Mike Barnett navigat-ing. They had fuel delivery issues on the first lap and on lap two they broke both the upper and lower control arm on a rock. They limped to the Midway pits where FAIR welded them up. They also had a flat about ten miles before the finish, and changed it on • course. Their time was 14:08:51. The 12th fnishers were John Helton, Tracy Gappa, Justin Brinkerhoff and Ryan Mc Vey. Ap-parently they'd had a tough time, and they were towed up the hill after their stop to chat with Casey Folks at the finish, and went away without stopping. Their time was 14:30:34. Lucky 13 went to Eric Heiden who drove the first lap, and Josh Reiter, who finished. On the first lap they broke a housing, and patched it up, and went on. Later in the day they were the good-hearted team that took replace-ment parts out to Rick D. John-son. Their time was 14:39:47, and they were the final finishers in the class. In the 3700 class the winner was Tom Barnett who drove all the way. This car used to belong to Clive Skilton, founder of the JeepSpeed program, and he won the Baja 1000 in it in '93. In this event Barnett lost a front drive-shaft so had to run his last 50 or 60 miles in two wheel drive, but he had no flats. Then, just eight miles from the finish he had a broken upper trailing arm. His time was 8:34:40. Second in the class were Bob and Justin Mamer, who drove and Megan Wedel, who navi-gated. They had broken a front suspension link, and had ·to walk the parts out to where they found a pickup with a welder. They got the part fixed, walked back to the racecar, and made their repairs. Later they lost their front brakes, but they finished in 12:22:39. There was one 5100 car, a limited Baja Bug, in the two-lap group. At 9:20 p.m., they made it to the finish. Ronald Welch drove and Anthony Honadick navigated. They're both Parker residents. They had one flat tire, a headlight fell off and they said their fan belt was loose. Their time was 12:57:40. In the Sportsman cars, the winner was the team of Tim Hunt, Geno Hill, Kenny Farmer and Dave Schweikert; who all drove their AlumiCraft, which was powered by an LS 1 Chevy. They broke a limiter strap bolt, and overheated for a bit, and had to add water. Their time was 8:55:50. The second Sportsman was driven all the way by Gary Kin-caid. It was a three-seat Playtech, and ran with a passenger both laps. They had trouble when their fuel cell foam came loose and plugged up the fuel lines. They use fuel with added ethanol and think that might be the root of their. problem. Their time was 13:44:30. The third, and last, Sports-man to finish was a Rally Fighter, which is a zoomy looking full-bod-ied car powered by an LS3 motor. Brendan Fikes drove lap two and Buddy Crisp drove lap 1. A friend of his owns the company that builds the cars, and wanted to see how it would perform off road, so Crisp, who usually races in Class 1500, took on the challenge. They had to change a rear end after the first lap, and snapped the left axle, so they swapped the whole rear end, which was easier than just replacing the axle. Their time was 15:03:34, and they were the final finisher of the whole shebang! It was a tough event -with only 88 finishers out of a starting field of 212. That's just 41 per-cent. Those who made it can be justifiably proud of themselves. Parker was a~s, a serious challenge. ~l'i~ Page 15

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,,,,,, ,,,,~,, , ; . . ..,..--:"""-, - , -,--'t,--1-,,,,l,• \ I I I .-, .• , , , ,-~,---,--;-, , . 1 , r , 1 1--' 1 , I , _,_ , _, / f r 1 1 1 1 , , ~ t , , 1 1 1 I I t I I f f f .I J / f j ( I ( t ~ l 1 ~ I I ,I 1 • I 1 , 1 • , • , I f ; t , , , 1 I ( ! i I f t I r!C RALLY OF SWEDEN Hirvonen -Ford . Take The Win By Martin Holmes Photos: Maurice Selden Miko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen show us how to win a rally, their Ford Fiesta RS is seen here literally flying. Mikko Hirvonen has done it again. In 2010 he drove the Fiesta S2000 to its maiden vic-tory on the opening round of the Intercontinental Rally Chal-lenge (IRC) series in Monte Carlo, this year he became the first winner of the new regula-tion World Rally Car formula when his Fiesta WRC won the Swedish Rally. But unlike his runaway win a year before, this was a very close finish, as only 6.5 seconds_ behind was 23 year old Mads Ostberg, the first time he had ever been near to the podium. Ford scored a 1-2-3 win with Jari-Matti Latvala complet-ing the trio on the podium. Citroen struggled on account of running order conditions which disadvantaged them though Se-bastien Ogier had the honour of being the first Power Stage winner. Fourth place also gave Ogier the satisfaction of again beating his teammate Sebastien Loeb who finished fifth. Petter Solberg held third place for over half the rally but on the final day dropped back to finish fifth and eventually had to allow his codriver Chris Patterson to drive to the finish after his licence was seized for a speeding offence on the Friday. Seldom had so many novelties -out in 1999. For 2011 the addi-come together on the same occa-tional points had much reduced sion as happened at the opening in relative importance and were round of the 2011 World Rally only allocated for drivers, not Championship, the Swedish Ra!-the manufacturers involved. The ly. As for the route of the rally running order for this section itself, there was perhaps only was reversed for the top drivers. one major change following the The rules regarding registration FlA's declared wish to increase for the championship had not the internationality of the ba'sic changed a lot but this year there format of world rallies. One spe- was a substantial use of the one-cial stage (used twice) started in car team option. Suddenly there Sweden, passed through Norway had been a large jump in the and then returned to finish back number of registered teams, of in Sweden. Slight changes to the one sort or another, and with route meant that the total dis-the registration lists still open tance of this event now exceeded there were already more drivers 2000km, making it the longest than were registered in 2010. rally in the world championship The main novelty, of course, (Safari excepted) since the mid- was the change of World Rally '90s. It was however in the way Car formula. Banned from the rally was run, and the people the 2011 championship are the taking part, that the largest per-Focus and C4 cars, suddenly centage of novelties were found. there were the Ford Fiestas and Going back to the FIA's new the Citroen DS3 versions. Un-ideas, the world championship changed is the fact that there points system, although basically are only two manufacturers at a repeat of the top-ten scoring the top level of the champion-system used in 2010, was ex-ship. No fewer tha,n 13 new panded by the addition of points World Rally Cars we're present for the Power Stage. This gives for the opening round, four additional world championship Citroens and nine Fords . .There points in accordance with the were many last minute decisions. time taken on the final stage of Kimi Raikkouen finally entered the event. Basically this was a the rally in a DS3 and registered re-run of the flawed system tried himself in a one-car team. Fel-low Citroen driver Petter Solberg finally entered the rally but deferred from registering with the FIA until he felt sure he had the financial support to honour commitments through the sea• son. He therefore ran on this occasion as a non-championship driver but still with the FIA's top line priority. Mads Ostberg and Jonas Andersson literally fly their Ford Fiesta RS to a second place finish, they were seven seconds in arrears. This was the first world cham-pionship rally in which the en-tries were classified according to the new class rules, which is part of the cross-over process from the old Groups A and N system into the current Group R systems. This in turn led to more changes in the car rules, notably the introduction of the Class R4, in which the tradi-Page 16 March 2011 Patrik Sandell and Staffan Parmander fly through the snow, they won the S2000 group, seen here in their Skoda Fabia. tional class N4 category is being split up. The traditional Subaru and Mitsubishi cars continue to be eligible for the PCWRC support championship but the new alternative and improved versions will now contest the SWRC alongside the two-litre normally-aspirated Super 2000 cars. Sweden counted only for the PCWRC. The SWRG starts at round two, in Mexico. The next major change con-cerned the regulatory tyres. Last year's system for single supply, when Pirelli supplied all the four-wheel-drive cars, is replaced by alternative suppliers Michelin and DMack, but only for regis-tered team competitors. Other four-wheel-drive users have free-dom of supplier. It is four years since Michelin was seriously active in the world champion-ship, and their tyres are expected to revert back to traditional performance-related designs, without the .~cological and eco-nomic constraints which the' single supply agreement offered Pirelli. There are new names to get used to. Michelin's winter tyre is called "X-Ice North" and DMack's "DMG-ICE". The world championship event was run in conjunction with a qualifying round of the Swedish national series, which attracted many of the country's leading local drivers. The entries for the WRC event closed with 48 (compared with 55 starters in 2010), and inexplicably there was an almost total absence of small cars. Apart from two Fies-tas and a Honda, all the entries were with four-wheel-drive cars. Although there was no category for SWRC cars, no fewer than seven S2000 cars were entered in a non-championship capac-ity. There were several specific one-off entries. Notably Proton's new driver Per-Gunnar Anders-son drove a Fiesta WRC and the national touring car champion Richard Goransson drove a Mit-subishi. There were however no Guest drivers in the PCWRC support category. ·Ideal climatic conditions in the preceding months had en-abled satisfactory preparation of the surfaces. Last minute decisions continued to be made, not least on the subject of tyres. The tyres (Michelin or DMack), which the registered drivers must fit, use 15 inch wheels and are wider (less suitable) in profile than the winter tyres used by the national Swedish championship drivers. The Michelins were re-ported to be some 50% more ex-pensive than the DMacks and a little less than the Pirelli control tyres of 2010, all of which cre-ated special dilemmas for com-petitors! While all the World Rally Cars run on Michelin, only five of the 14 registered PCWRC competitors competing in Swe-den chose to use DMack. The cars duly arrived in Swe-den in a variety of colours nev:-er seen before. Raikkonen's Citroen no longer carried Red Bull but was covered in an in-tricate design based around the lceMan logo, a design which rewarded careful study as part of the design showed the words lceMan written upside down! Henning Solberg's orange Fiesta was unusually bare of stickers as his traditional Expert sponsor-ship was still being renegotiated. A quick glance at Ken Block's Fiesta showed something odd - his car carried Pirelli stickers, in honour of the commercial support he receives from Pire-lli in America. In the PCWRC there was the three car Mentos team Evo IXs from the Ukraine. Two of the familiar Abu Dhabi 'Fiesta R2 drivers, Majed Al " Shamsi and Bader Al Jabri, had graduated to Subaru lmpreza&, ii{ the PCWRC. An old favourite, reappeared: The Mexican driv'er Ricardo Trivino arrivea' with an old PSD Mitsubishi Evo X which was used by Alex Raschi in 2010. The Swedish Rally attracted 14 out of the 18 entries already registered in the PCWRC, the series in which entries can be made in the name either of a regular driver or in the name of a team, which then allows driv-ers to be selected from event to event. This year the number of competitors was not enhanced (as happened in 2010) by the entry of the Pirelli Star Drivers, as the chosen PSD drivers in 2011 instead form part of the WRC Academy. So in reality this year's series is stronger nu-merically. Geographically there was a swing to the East! Of the 14 entries, four came from Ukraine, one from Russia, one from Czech Republic, two from Abu Dhabi and one from Pal-estine! Career promotion for Harry Hunt, the 2010 Rook-ies champion who had moved across from the Junior series to Production Car while Nico-las Fuchs from Peru, the 2010 FIA NACAM zone champion was competing on his first rally outside the Americas and his first in snow. Sideways move for Michal Kosciuszko across from the SWRC. The grandfather in the se-ries therefore is 26 year old Patrik Flodin, starting his fifth season in the series. Perhaps the most significant absence was that Dusty Times .7

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r •III\\• • ' ' ' • ': ' ' ' ' ' ' I ' I I ,--,-, , .,....,.---,----., ,-,-, ~ , - , - , - . - ,, - , •III! I ' I } \ l 1 \ ' \ \ I I \\\I\ ! 1 •'I I \ I , , \ 1 , \ \ 1 \ , • In spite of the snow falling, Jari-Matti latvala and Miikka Anttila drove their Ford Fiesta RS to a third place finish. hitting a snowbank and the car to know how the tyres would ended up on·its side in the road. stand up, and in fact the tread Kimi Raikkonen spun and had was gone quite quickly!" On to reverse. Matthew Wilson had stage 7, the final stage of the steering problems, "Whenever day, Loeb also had a puncture the car goes sideways the steering and had to drive 15km on a flat, locks up, but I cannot predict he had dropped to ninth place exactly when this will happen." by the end of the day, 2m48s On the middle stage of the loop behind Ostberg, over a minute Khalid Al Qassimi had a turbo behind teammate Ogier. A most problem and found it difficult to unusual situation. "I really did get any higher than fourth gear. not know how this happened", Ken Block was bemused, "Ab-the champion exclaimed. Co-solutely not used to this sort of driver Daniel Elena: "It was on a thing!" he had a sixth gear spin straight line, nothing to do with on the final stage of the loop and driving in the ruts." It was not continued in misery. Teammate only Michelins. Martin Prokop Sebastien Ogier went straight in a Class 2 Fiesta had a punc-on at a junction as well. On the ture on his DMack as well on final stage of the day Anders-stage 6. Wilson was happier with son had a tyre suddenly deflate his steering. Ostberg was being cautiously controlling his ener-gies on the more rutted parts, and then early in to the last stage of the day the lamp pod came loose and this badly distracted him, so his lead dropped down to 14.8s. Ken Block had the rear wing break loose on his Fiesta, and the carbon support for the front lights broke and these were no longer firmly mounted. The team said that in both cases the drivers had mounted the lamp pod wrongly! At the end of the day, things were looking good for the Fords, four Fiestas in the top five, with Ostberg leading and Hirvonen second. It would be Ford's drivers' turn to face the agonies of running first on the roads on Day 2, but were prom-ised clearer and colder condi-tions during the evening, so they might not suffer so much. there are no entries from Japan. The championship this year is open not only to orthodox Class N4 Subarus and Mitsubishis but also to any Group R cars, with a special sub-category for the latter under the heading of Cup for Drivers of two-wheel drive cars. The type of car intended to be used in the championship have not been declared, but so far only one apparently serious 2WD competitor has appeared, that is Harry Hunt's Citroen DS3 R3T. Favourites? Ford had not been beaten on this event since 2005 and indeed two Fiesta drivers were fastest in Shakedown. Con-ditions were unusual because overnight snow prevented fast times early on, and in the end the quickest driver was Hen-ning Solberg on his seventh run through the stage, just ahead of Mikko Hirvonen, who saved most of his runs until late in the morning. The Citroens of Petter Solberg and Sebastien Loeb were third and fourth fastest. Fastest PCWRC driver was Patrik Flo-din in his Subaru and the fastest S2000 was Eyvind Brynildsen in his Skoda. Three cars failed to appear (Pavel Valousek's Skoda and two private Mitsubishis) so 45 cars were scheduled to take the start but then there was a late withdrawal by the PCWRC driver Ricardo Trivino from Mexico. After an argument by his team on a Mexican champi-onship rally his national licence had been suspended and when he arrived in Sweden he discov-ered that his Spanish licence had been suspended as well and he was forbidden from starting. Day 1 - 7 Stages -Gravel -130.88kms The 2011 WRC season opened with a Superspecial on the Thursday evening, at the Karlstad trotting track. Per-Gun-nar Andersson was the popular winner of the stage after the trauma of a late and unexpected gearbox change during the day. Henning Solberg, whose car now and lost four minutes changing cautious, protecting his tyres in carried Expert stickers again, the wheel, "Lots of things went the gravel - maybe a bit too cau-had a spin and lost over ten wrong, the jack, the codriver's tious -while both Solbergs suf-seconds. Martin Prokop had seatbelt!" On the same stage fered windscreen misting prob-to reverse after a spin and PC- Lacvala had ·a spin of more than !ems. Petter had the expense of WRC privateer Gianluca Linari 360 degrees and ended up front a speeding ticket which had to was stuck for five minutes in a into a snowbank and having to be paid to both the organisers snowbank. reverse away and was now also and to the police, but there was For the top cars, the impor-without the rear wing! By the apparently no rally penalty. tant news was that the snow end of the first loop Loeb was The national class cars made which had fallen throughout lm46s behind leader Ostberg. their run of the loop of stages Thursday continued to fall The front running drivers be-on Days 1 and 2 between the through the night into Friday gan to realise that conditions for first and second runs of the morning. This spelled disaster the afternoon would be no bet-WRC competitors. The narrow for the leading runners for the ter. The temperature had been tyres they used however made first loop of stages and their pretty warm -just below zero - a big difference to the surfaces. fears were well founded. This and the snow had stopped falling There had been thick layers of was an interesting occasion, not but the wind was getting up, and ice but after these cars had gone only because there were new snow was blown onto the tracks through the stages gravel was types of tyres but also because and on to the top of the snow-showing. Their lines were not there was much more snow than banks. The afternoon started only completely different, but in recent years. For a few years dramatically when Petter Solberg the ruts their narrower tyres ere-the narrow tyred 16 inch wheels had a problem with a rear shock ated were also quite a different had been banned for the cham- -absorber as he drove away from profile to the ruts created by the pionship cars and wide treaded service to go to the Out control WRC competitors. When the tyres on 15 inch wheels were and then he had a series of other WRC cars made their second required. Mikko Hirvonen, "The minor problems through the af-run of the loop the top drivers tyres are certainly different, and ternoon. Eventually all was fine on,ce again found themselves of course we are driving cars but he was one minute late and cleaning the lines where it had with a shorter wheelbase. These had incurred a ten second pen-been snowy, then in the middle wider tyres have been part of the alty. Ostberg was enjoying the stage there were long stretches rules for several years but this occasion immensely. On stage of ruts -at the bottom of which was the first time we have had to five Ostberg made joint fastest was hard ice. The Ford drivers use them on such a snowy event, time with Andersson and com-reckoned those were the places so we have to learn to adjust to mented he did not know why where Citroens gained some them. They are better on the ice the other drivers were "so slow" time. Latvala's codriver Miikka than on the snow." and increased his lead from 24.8 Anttila, "Funny, but it was just The first loop on Friday con-to 32.8 seconds. There was a the same thing last year when sisted of three stages, all were reason though. Hirvonen, lying they had the C4s." Third stage very similar to each other, maybe in second place and benefiting was very bumpy and rutty. Obvi-the middle stage being a little from his sixth running position ously there was little experience wider in character. Running said he did not want to push his at just how much punishment first car on the road Sebastien luck and suffer from a bad run-in the ruts the tyres could take Loeb lost more than 40 seconds ning order position on Day 2. before they punctured. Den-on the first stage, Jari-Matti Henning Solberg was penalised nis Kuipers had the same sort Lacvala running second car was ten seconds for a jump start on of turbo problem as Khalid Al surprisingly still third fastest but stage 6 and this dropped him Qassimi, later discovered to be a was more than a quarter-minute from fourth to fifth, now behind sensor problem. behind ninth running Mads Ost- Lacvala. As the rally progressed On stage six Ogier made berg. <Ostberg?> "The· stage was so the gravel started to appear scratch time, the first time a narrower than in recce, it was through the snow covered sur-Citroen had gained one under easy to keep touching the snow- faces and the punctures started the new rules, "Unfortunately banks." On the second stage Lat-to happen. Raikkonen had a we never made a contract to get vala lost the front bumper in a front-wheel puncture on stage 6, a bonus for that." codriver Julien snowbank. Ninth running Ost-on the normal line through the Ingrassia joked! Latvala then berg took the lead on the first bend, and had to drive 8km like made fastest time on the final stage ahead of Mikko Hirvonen. that. Raikkonen's codriver Kaj stage of the day, still running sec-PG Andersson lost his lead after Lindstrom, "We were anxious ond car on the road. Ostberg was ~l'Sl=-------'--------;--r--:,-,::,...,,,.= These were happy moments for family Ostberg. Not only was Mads leading overall, his co-driving finance Veronica Engan was leading the PCWRC with Anders Grondal, pulling well ahead of Martin Semerad who had a broken rear differential and was stuck in front-wheel drive. Patrik Flodin got stuck in a snowbank on the first stage for a minute but immediately set off and had passed Semerad into sec-ond place by the end of the first loop. There was a blockage on the first stage caused when o·ne of the Abu Dhabi Subaru's got stuck. This was car 28, Majed Al Shamsi. This blocked his team-mate Bader Al Jabri, running next car, and then Craig Breen's Fiesta S2000 -who lost around six minutes which the organisers would not recompense. Ukrai-nian driver Aleksey Kikireshko stopped, stuck in a snowbank, out for the day. Jukka Ketomaki on stage 3 damaged an. oil pipe when he visited a snowbank, the engine was damaged and he was out of the rally. Nicolas Fuchs twice needed spectators help to keep going. In the afternoon Al Jabri retired his Subaru when the engine failed. In the class 2 (for S2000 cars), Patrik Sandell and Craig Breen tied on the opening su-perspecial after which Sandell pulled ahead. Breen lost six min-utes on stage two. Rene Kuipers had snow in the air inlet and lost eight minutes. Prokop was happy lying third, the top running DMack competitor, but then had a puncture, "One big rock in the road, right in the braking line." Brynildsen went through the afternoon with an engine sensor problem, the engine going on to three cylinders at low revs. Of the five classes in which competitors were still running, Fiestas were leading in three of Cantinued on page 18 Just slightly out of shape, Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia Who is power sliding? Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena took a sixth Ken Block and Alex Gelsomino power slide their Ford Fiesta RS in finished first off the podium in their Citroen DS3. place finish in their Citroen DS3. Sweden, they were 14th overall in the results. Dusty Times March 2011 Page 17 .-.---, I I'\

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Who is out of shape? Not me says Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson, Kimi Raikkonnen and Kaj Lindstrom drove their Citroen OS 3 to an Matthew Wilson and Scott Martin drove their Ford Fiesta to a ninth recovering in their Citroen OS 3 in Sweden. eighth place finish in the Swedish Rally. overall finish in Sweden, seen here before an admiring audience. them. A sixth class had a sole participant, the Estonian Honda driver Martin Kangur, but he was withdrawn during the first day when he was warned that using 16 inch instead of 15 inch wheels was illegal. The general rule forbids 16 inch unless the organisers gave special consent in the regulations, which did not happen. Day 2 - 9 Stages -Gravel - 127.50kms It was cold overnight. Cloud-less skies eased the temperatures down to around minus 24 de-grees in Varmland. Overnight came news that Patrik Flodin, lying second in the PCWRC category, had been excluded for using wheels which were forged rather than cast, forbidden un-der new rules for 2011 and also too light. This elevated Flodin's teammate Dmitry Tagirov into second place while third place Martin Semerad was delayed when the bonnet, complete with lamp pod, opened at speed and smashed the windscreen. Hen-ning Solberg had a bad morning. He was four minutes late leaving service, after work on his Fiesta's steering, which dropped him behind Latvala. Two kilometres into the first stage of the day Henning rolled and retired. Mads Ostberg soon discov-ered the downside of being rally leader. The weather had stayed dry overnight and the stages were not as desperately bad for the top runners, as it had been 24 hours earlier, but still Ost-berg struggled whenever there were stretches of loose snow on the tracks. In some places road position had no effect at all in the warming air and sunny conditions. Gradually however Mikko Hirvonen was catching him and after the fourth and final stage of the first loop the lead had changed in favour of the Finn. With four stages tyre management tactics were criti-cal. Hirvonen's codriver Jarmo Lehtinen, "We always try to keep the best condition tyres on the car, that is the general strategy. We check them all every stage, all the time we keep rotating them. It is a big fight. Mads has been driving well, the boys behind are pushing hard. The fourth stage of the loop had a horrendous downhill stretch, normally used as a ski-slope. Its very steep downhill with narrow hairpins as you go, and I think Mikko was a little bit cautious there." The weather had brought out the traffic. Petter Solberg's codriver Chris Patterson, "The rally route between stages at one place was completely blocked -by snow scooters!" After a long time of not finding a right rhythm Jari-Matti Latvala started Page 18 to go more consistently at last. Sebastien Ogier had the beading of a tyre slip inside the rim while Sebastien Loeb had another, rear, puncture on the third stage of the loop, having not touched anything he knew about ... At the midday halt the top five drivers (Hirvonen, Ostberg, Petter Solberg, Latvala and Ogi-er) were separated by 1 m 10s exactly. As if it was not dramatic enough, the Swedish Rally really came alive during the course of the afternoon as the gap between first and fifth was shrunk to 14.8 seconds, with only a repeat of . the trotting track superspecial to go before the night halt! The Ford team may have enjoyed the sight after the second stage of the loop when Fiestas held the top three places but life is never that simple. There were 92km of stages left to run on the Sunday, 87km of which would again be run in rally classification order, before the final, short Power stage. Complete turn around of the classification order was seemingly unavoidable. Who needed the artificial championship points incentive of the Power stage when the race for victory on the event itself was such a cliff hanger? For Fords, the big final day worry was going to be Ogier, bearing in mind that Petter Solberg was not a registered WRC driver on this occasion. But there still re-mained the concern that Petter could as easily as any of the other four drivers in the frame, end up the winner. There were just too many things for the team co-ordlnators to think about. An-dersson had another incidence of power steering failure and lots of the complaints from the top drivers because of the way that the national championship cars, with their narrow tread tyres, had damaged what would other-wise have been a pristine surface to the stages. In PCWRC, Dmitry Tagirov had problems on the first stage of the day and lost seven min-utes, losing his second place and dropping down to sixth. Combined with Flodin's exclu-sion this all meant that Anders Grondal had a lead of over four minutes in the .category. Christ-mas came very early for the DMack driver Martin Semerad on the road section to stage 12 when Grondal pulled up with engine failure (apparently, as with other engine failures, due to a block split by the cold), throwing away a lead in the cat-egory of well.:-over five minutes. Semerad found himself with a lead of over four minutes which he held and gradually extended through the day. Gianluca Li-na ri lost two minutes after a puncture just one kilometre into stage 12. Yuriy Protasov was the leading Ukrainian driver, lying second ahead of his fellow coun-tryman Valeriy Gorban despite suffering differential problems during the first loop. On the road section to stage 13 Tagirov had more problems going into a snow bank, losing eight minutes and retired for the day. The Peruvian driver Nicolas Fuchs had scored two fastest times and after the penultimate stage and rose to third place but Valeriy Gorban retook the place when he scored fastest time on the day's closing superspecial. Four Mitsubishis held the top four. Oleksandr Saliuk went off in the dark on stage 15 which caused him to drop a place. In Class 2, Patrik Sandell found himself nearly three min-utes in the lead, his only prob-lem being a visit into a snow-bank and a puncture at the end of a stage. Eyvind Brynild-sen' s engine stopped near the end of stage 8 after touching a snowbank. Martin Prokop was in heaven, "Conditions were absolutely perfect for driving in snow." Another man who was really happy was Dick Cor-mack of DMack, "To see our driver Prokop being competitive against Sandell, who is a really good driver, and to be competi-tive on our first event in snow · and ice, is really encouraging. Sandell had a moment in a snow-bank on stage 13, dropping two places overall, but still headed Prokop and Craig Breen. Breen was playing a quiet card, wonder-ing what action the Stewards would eventually take about his involuntary delay on stage 2. Day 3 - 6 Stages -Gravel -92.26kms Just when everything looked settled and that the placings at the head of field would suddenly completely change, there was a big surprise. Nothing happened! Zero car driver Bjorn Waldegard told reporters that running first car on the road was in fact NOT going to be a disadvantage, and so it proved. Mikko Hirvonen, notwithstanding running first car on the road, suddenly found 59th Rally Sweden (S) Karlstad 10/13.02.2011 WCR round 1, PCWRC round 1 WCR points WCR WCD PC 1 (3) Mikko HIRVONEN/Jarmo Lehtinen FIN Ford Fiesta RS WRC PXOOAVJ (GB) 3h.23m.56.6s. 25 25 2 (6) Mads OSTBERG/Jonas Andersson N/S Ford Fiesta RS WRC PXOOAVF (GB) 3h.24m.03.1 s. 18 18 3 (4) Jan-Matti LATVALA/Miikka Anttila FIN Ford Fiesta RS WRC PXOOAVK (GB) 3h.24m.30.6s. 15 15+1 4 (2) Sebastien OGIER/Julien Ingrassia F Citroen DS3 WRC BF911XB (F) 3h.24m.44.3s. 12 12+3 5 (11) Petter Solberg/Chris Patterson 'N/GB Citroen DS3 WRC BH528BM (F) 3h.25m.27 .8s. 10+2 6 (1) Sebastien LOEB/Daniel Elena F/MC Citroen DS3 WRC BF735XB (F) . 3h.26m.26.9s. 10 8 7 (16) · Per-Gunnar Andersson/Emil Axelsson s Ford Fiesta RS WRC PXOOAVN (GB) 3h.30m. 18.6s. 6 8 (8) Kimi RAIKKONEN/Kai Lindstrom FIN Citroen DS3 WRC BF600XB(F) 3h.30m.58.9s. 8 4 9 (15) Matthew Wilson/Scott Martin GB Ford Fiesta RS WRC 1ES(GB) 3h.34m.08.1s. 2 10 (10) Khalid AL QASSIMVMichael Orr UAE/GB Ford Fiesta RS WRC PXOOAUW (GB) 3h.34m.27.7s. 6 1 11 (18) Patrik Sandell/Staffan Parmander s Skoda Fabia S2000 2 BAS 107 (SK) 3h.36m.21.1 s. 13 (9) Dennis KUIPERS/Frederic Miclotte NL/B Ford Fiesta RS WRC PXOOAUY (GB) 3h.37m.54.3s. 4 14 (43) Ken BLOCK/Alex Gelsomino USA Ford Fiesta RS WRC PXOOAUV (GB) 3h.40m.48.4s. 2 16 (26) Martin Semerad/Michal Ernst CZ Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IXPC3 O1R0102 (CZ) 3h.46m.59.8s. 25 19 (34) Yuriy Protasov/Adrian Aftanaziv UA Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X PC3 NM04t97 (D) 3h.52m.17.1s. 18 21 (35) Nicolas Fuchs/Ruben Garcia PER/RA Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X PC3 DZ213ZS (I) 3h.53m.43.9s. 15 22 (32) Valeriy Gorban/Evgeniy Leonov UA Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IXPC3 AA74001B (UA) 3h.53m.49.3s. 12 28 (23) Gianluca Linari/Paolo Gregoriani I Subaru lmpreza N14 PC3 CW355PX(I) 4h.14m.45.3s. 10 31 (33) Dmitry T agirov/Anna Zavershinskaya RUS Subaru lmpreza N 14 PC3 E190KB (199, RUS) 4h.21m.53.4s.(4) - 8 32 (30) Oleksandr Saliuk/Pavel Cherepin UA Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IXPC3 AA0122CT (UA) 4h.23m.02.5s. 6 33 (28) Majed Al Shamsi/Khalid Al Kendi UAE Subaru lmpreza N14 PC3 OU09BZH (GB) 4h.29m.52.6s. 4 45 (14 PCWRC) starters. 34 (8 PCWRC) finishers. MANUFACTURERS' DRIVER .. PCWRC = Class 3, +=Power stage points (Missed stages or road sections) Winner's average speed over stages 103.16kph. LEADING RETIREMENTS LAST STAGE COMPLETED (5) Henning SOLBERG/Ilka Minor NIA Ford Fiesta RS WRC PXOOAVE (GB) accident 7 (21) Patrik Flodin/Goran Bergsten S Subaru lmpreza N14 PC3 E677EA (197, RUS) excluded 7 (24) Anders GrondaWeronica Engan N Subaru lmpreza N14 PC3 OUOOEZZ (GB) engine 11 (25) Jukka Ketomaki/Kal Risberg FIN Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X PC3 FA7988 (FIN) engine 2 (29) Bader Al Jabri/Stephen McAuley UAE/IRL Subaru lmpreza N14 PC3 OU10AOX (GB) engine 4 (31) Aleksey KikireshkoNadim Chemega UA Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IXPC3 A26221X (UA) accident (6) 19 (37) Ricardo Trivino/Sergio Lopez MEX/I Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X PC3 DS703PC (I) excluded before start 0 RALLY LEADERS Andersson stage 1, Ostberg 2-10, Hirvonen 11-22. PCWRC LEADERS Grondal stag~s 1-11, Semerad 12-22. The Route Special Stages Total Distance Crews Leading Special Stages Restarting positions 1 2 3 4 5 6 Day 1 Karlstad Trotting Track (Thursday 2000)-7 gravel-130.88km 807.31km Loeb 4 4 3 4 • # (1-7) Karlstad -Torsby -Andersson 4 2 4 2 Karlstad (Friday 2110) Ostberg 3 5 2 6 Day2 Karlstad (Saturday 0535) • 9 gravel-127.50km 686.46km 40 Latvala 3 3 8 2 (8-16) Hagfors -Karlstad -P.Solberg 3 3 4 4 3 Karlstad (Saturday 2040) Hirvonen 3 2 2 5 7 2 Day3 Karlstad (Sunday 0530) • 6 gravel-92.26km 566.12km 36 Ogier 3 2 3 4 5 (17-22) Hagfors -H.Solberg Karlstad (Sunday 1746) Brynildsen ------------------------ -----------------------------------------------PCWRC Grondal won 8 stages, Saliuk 4, Flodin & Semerad 3 each, 22 stages-350.64km2059.89km Fuchs 2, Protasov & Gorban 1 each. Weather. Normally dry and cold. snowy throughout. Four stages in darkness. Positions in World Championship for Rallies (WCR): Ford Abu Dhabi WRT 40 points, Citroen Total WRT 22, M-Sport Stobart Ford WRT 18, Ice 1 Racing 8, Team Abu Dhabi WRT 6, Ferm Powertools WRT 4, Monster WRT 2. . Positions in Worid Championship for Drivers (WCD): Hirvonen 25 points, Ostberg 18, Latvala 16, Ogier 15, P.Solberg &-Loeb 10, Andersson 6, Raikkonen 4, Wilson 2, Al Qassimi 1. Positions in Production Car WRC (PC3) Round 1/7 (six events to count): Semerad 25 points, Protasov 18, Fuchs 15, Gorban 12, Linan 10, etc. March 2011 Dusty Times LI "

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himself making fastest times on the opening three stages of the first loop, and at the mid morning service the gap between the top five cars had extended to 51.6s. First and third stages were orthodox, even if rather faster forest roads, the second was-the first run through what would also be finally the "Power stage". It was another cold morn-ing, The sun started rising over stage 17 when the temperature was minus 28 degrees. With the extreme cold came a new chal-lenge -snow dust. Petter, "It is sometimes difficult to see where to go." On the first stage Ogier had a puncture right at the end of the stage. Jarmo Lehtinen, "Things were quite different today. The stages were much faster (Hirvonen's average speed on stage 17 was over 117kph) and the disadvantage of running in front of the rally on the second passage would not be so serious, because the national cars have stopped running on the stages." Andersson had screen misting problems and when he made a 360 degree spin on stage 18, he wasn't quite sure which way to start off again! Petter had a bro-ken damper on the third stage .. Wilson had a jump start penalty. The second loop proved little different to the first. Hirvonen reported there was more loose snow in the tracks while Latvala was fastest on stages 20 and 21. Petter had a high speed spin and dropped back behind Ogier and Latvala -with the Finn menac-ingly 1.2 second behind the Frenchman. On stage 21 Lat-vala got ahead when Ogier had a problem with the rear suspen-sion, after hitting a snowbank, while Latvala himself found his power steering stiffening up. Loeb had his wits about him, deliberately going easily in the hope of saving the power of his studs for the final Power Stage. Now came the long wait for the final stage. Cars went to a re-group in the centre of Hagfors, installed so that the best placed 12 cars could be logistically marshalled and allowed to run in reverse order. Television de-manded that each time a driver was fastest on that stage he had to wait behind until another driver beat him. What an ef-fort, just for a programme which reportedly not so many viewers watch because local people had to pay to see, and which anyway was really exciting on its own. The Power stage meant the rally-finished after dark when the world was more engaged with other sports in the world. Anyway the Power stage hap-pened and there was a surprise. Petter Solberg arrived at the start of the stage but he wasn't driving the car. Codriver Chris Patter-son was instead! It seemed that when Petter had been stopped by police for speeding on the Friday his driving licence had been seized. Under Swedish law, you are allowed in these circumstanc-es to drive for another 48 hours. <fhat time expired for Petter at 1355 Sunday ... Then there was a worry for Loeb, who was unable to restart his car after the end of the Power Stage. The times then came through. Ogier made best time, his second of the event, beating Loeb with Latvala third. Overall Hirvonen beat Ostberg by 6.5 seconds, Ford scored Dusty Times a 1-2-3 on an event on which they have not been beaten since 2005. What a rally. In PCWRC, Oleksandr Sa-liuk finally acclimatised to driv-ing on snow and was fastest in the category on the final four of the day's six stages but this was not enough to improve on his seventh position. On the first stage Peruvian Nicolas II Fuchs managed to get ahead of Valeriy Gorban again and held third place to the finish. There was only one retirement among the Ukrainians, that of Aleksey Kikireshkov who went off on stage 20. Martin Semerad won by over five minutes although he was only fastest on three of the event's 22 stages, his first win in the category in his three years in the series. At the age of 20 years he also became the youngest winner of the category beating Jari-Matti Latvala who was the previous youngest winner at 21 in 2006 in Australia. Yuriy Pro-tasov held second to the finish, the highest finisher among the Ukrainian contingent. Outside of the PCWRC Mitsubishis took the top six places in Class 3, the 11100,1 . first Subaru being that of non-championship Russian driver Ural Avia. In Class 2, Patrik Sandell who changed his gearbox after hearing odd noises and left six minutes late, found the gearbox was too slow for the fast-est stretches. In two-wheel drive Fiestas Fredrik Ahlin won Class 6 in his Ford Fiesta R2 and Lasse Storm Class 8 in his Fiesta ST. F i l March 2011 Page 19

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1', ; i i t I / i > i ' f • • ' ' , ........ ' f 'J'. ', j',.,,, f ' ' , ' ' • I ' I I , , I , ' I ~ , ! f , , t I , I J ' t I I I f I f I I I I , , , , , r 1 , , , , I , 1 1 , M.O. .E, NEW YEARS M-lt.i~d 0~-~~ R.~ f11lh..i~S Romans Take Class 1 And overall· By Steve Ruddick Photos: Trackside Photo Marland McKinney took the Trophy Challenge win with 13 minutes in hand at the checkers, he's seen here just at touchdown. paid Recovery Fee, and a for seven laps of fun; 1300 did six bit more for the liability insurance laps and 7s and 1450 did five laps; policy too. That's barely enough Class 11 completed four laps. The entries to cover the increased first race of a new season always costs of the promoter. Ouch. Even accounts for the fewest entries and 'budget' racing is getting a lot this season opener was no excep-more expensive. It's just a shame tion. A light turnout meant there that racers and promoters who do was more racecourse per entry to follow the Rules have to pay the have fun on. There was a lot of fun price of the watchers blunder, un- going on from what I saw. der the watchful eyes of the same I spoke with Jim Clements watchers. The light turnout might who is #l at m.o.r.e. and he said: be attributable to tough economic "Our only complaint from the times, paying off the xmas bills BLM was a 50 gal fuel drum was before having fun, the high cost · not contained. We had 32 people Rick Romans doesn't let grass grow under him, he took the Class 1 win with 8 minutes to spare and Rick was the overall winner as well. of gasoline, or -that the entry fee working the course for M.O.R.E. increased by 70% because of the as the Road Crossing guards and new Recovery Fee. 70 racers is still Course Monitors, at the Spectator a race and they all still have to beat Viewing areas, and other volun-Hello Race Fans and Welcome! - To another new and improved season of off road racing action and fun in the Mojave Desert in southern California. 2010 was sor-rowfully and sadly marred by trag-edy and we all learned a lesson the hard way. Off road racing is a very dangerous sport for everybody. It was a wake-up call for safety first. You are responsible for your own reckless conduct so "Get Out of the Way". That is the only Rule you need to obey: Be Safe! The alternative is not worth your life or tragedy. Be Warned: the watch-ers are watching every move and issuing citations for any violations. There are a lot of 'texas' rangers in town watching so know and abide by the new Rules. Thank you. I appreciate that The Rules have of eyes watching. There were five Barstow to make it to the check- teers. You all did a Great Job! -and been clarified and are compulsory designated Spectator Viewing Ar: ered flag to win. it was all good reports on your for everyone's safety. Open desert eas; 2.4 watchers per each. There BLM might not maintain the part. It would not have happened off road racing is dangerous. As a was the Main Pit and one remote trails but Mother Nature sure did if you weren't there. WE THANK racer I'm glad there aren't specta-pit at MM15; a half dozen watch- a job rearranging the desert rocks YOU." Sounds good to me too. tors allowed to go cruising any- ers to watch over each. There were and sand around the course into On to the race action, Race where and everywhere along the six RX (Road Crossings); two BLM fresh dirt. All those rains SoCal Fans. Rick Romans was the Over-course anymore; for their safety crossing guards for each one. had turned washes into gullies and all Winner of the M.O.R.E. Sea-and mine. I worked carrera rescate' I heard a gal broke her leg, ravines and deposited fresh sand son Opener 200 in car #122 at down in Baja before I started rac-and a racer got medical attention and silt and rocks everywhere. It an average speed of 49.6 mph and ing, and when they meet is not a because of a sore neck when he made for some exciting and gruel-by an 8-minute margin-of-victory. pretty sight. I don't carry an inad- nerved the car in front of him real ing race action. 70 racers started -That's known as 'blowing the equate First-Aid* 'kit' in the race good when the lead car slowed XX racers Finished all the required doors off the competition' - Race ..; truck; I carry a trauma bag. suddenly. I know from experience laps within the maximum allowed Fans. Dave Bonner was Second It was a 27.5-mile per Lap there will be a lot mote sore aching time. Overall in car #1580 at 48.2 mph course. 70 Racers paid the new muscles and stiff necks tomorrow. There were 15 different Classes and by a 2-1/2 minute margin of BLM Recovery Fee to have a dozen But the ambulance crew didn't in the competition for the season win in front of the Third Overall or so Rangers on patrol - (around move from their reserved spot at Opener M.O.R.E./Kartek 200. finisher -Andrew McCleod in the hot dog stand; j/k). That is 1 S/F all day. That's a good sign. Classes 1, 10, 12, 1600, Su raced car #144. watcher every 2.3-miles around the Seventy racers showed up for for eight laps; Classes 5/16, 9, CtASS 1: Eight Laps; 220 course; or six racers for every pair the 2011 Season Opener 200 and 1400, 7u, 1350, 3000 competed miles. Eight starters; 4 Finishers. -------------------------------------------------, •' i.;,,;.....,.. ____ .;;...;¥.:;;...·""'~:.....-..;;.. __ ;:::,__:;.__.._.__..;.;...;_..; __ __, Bob Depew took home all the marbles in the Class 11 contest, Bob Jim Goff took seventh place honors in Class 1/2-1600 at the MORE Dave Bonner gave it all he had, this time he had to settle for second is seen here piloting his VW towards the finish line. festivities, he's seen here just at touchdown, headin' home. S.p=la=c=e"'in=th=e=C=l=a=ss=1=c=o=n=te=s""t.==============; Brian Wirtz was a bit off the winning pace in the Trophy Challenge Mike Frisby had some problems during the race and had to settle Wendell Mortenson took the silver medal for his drive in the Class 5 event, Brian finished in the second spot, seen here at speed. for a long second place finish, seen here just before touchdown. fracas, Wendell is seen here ready for a rough landing. Page 20 March 2011 Dusty Times

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.. I I 1 \ 1 •'II I I I I I I I I• I I' j I ' • • l , ~ ' ' . I • • .. ' • • • I j I ! I I ' I \ j I I I • I I I 1 ~ 1 \ \ 1 ~ , • , l \ \ i I I I 1 ' • I \ I 1 I \ \ \ ner didn't and #1580 was in the · lead with 'clean air' ahead at that point. And then -attrition took its toll on Bonner on Lap 8 when he slowed in car # 1580 and Rick Romans in car #122 didn't. Rick Romans won the Overall Fastest at 49.6 mph in 4:30:39 in car # 122 • by 8 minutes in front of #1580. "We had a good run and clean air all day long", Romans said. "The battery switch came loose but we had Lots of Fun!" It was a special win for Rick Romans because he had his brother Greg Romans in the car with him and it was Greg's "Happy Birthday!" Greg said "I haven't been in a car with Rick for The Dohrman/Jenkins most beautiful car took the gold medal in the class, seen here leaping into the air on the way home. 10-15 years so getting a ride and Jerry Larimore took the honors in the Ultra Truck class, Jerry is seen here letting winning is the best birthday pres-it all hang out on his way to the checkers. ' Rick Romans got the hole shot at the green flag in car #122 but was running in third spot after the first lap was done. Doug Silcock started in line in car # 169 after Romans at the Start Line, and was the out-in-front runner by 19-seconds at the end of the first lap ahead of Dave 2 minutes of each other -with Andrew McCleod in car #144 only Bonner in car #1580. Romans was four more laps to go to win. And 14 seconds off of Bonner's rear 62-seconds behind Bonner at that then -attrition took its toll on bumper. This is still a close race point. Doug Silcock in car # 169 when and the corpulent lady ain't even Wow! At the midpoint in the he DNF'd after Lap 4. Silcock's started warming up. race (after 4 laps) -the front four DNF put Bonner in second spot Both Romans and Mccleod leaders in class were all within -lm:46s behind Romans -with slowed down on Lap 6 and Bon--------------------,------ - -------------, ent there is". Woohoo! Dave Bonner won the Fast Lap honors on Lap 3 at 53.5 mph and won Second Overall in 4:38:40 at 48.2mph in car #1580. An-drew McCleod (virgin rookie from Temecula CA) and co-driver JC Continued on page 22 Danny Modica was well off the winning pace in the Class 5/1600 Brian Caudill was 14 minutes in arrears when he took the checkered Allen Lindsay had to settle for a second place finish in the Class 10 race, Danny took second place honors for his efforts. flag in the Class 9 contest, he's seen here just at liftoff. fracas, he's seen here getting set for an off camber landing. ~ £ ROYAL PURPLE GOES OFF-ROAD WITH M.O.R.E. Second year of title sponsorship announced Feb. 8, 2011 (Porter, TX)-Mojave Off-Road Racing Enthusiasts (M.O.R.E.) has named Royal Purple its title sponser for 2011. M.O.R.E. Racing is the largest off-road car and truck racing organization operating in southern California ,vith 16 different classes of racing. The seven race season begins in late January and runs through early December. M.O.R.E. selected Royal Purple based on the Quality and performance of Royal Purple's products. "We considered a number of companies," said M.O.R.E.'s Jim Clements. "RP's the kind of company people want to be associated with. Plus their products handle the extremes of off-road racing better than others." In addition to M.O.R.E., Royal Purple is involved with other off-road initiatives including sponsorship of Team USA, this year's Dakar Rally Open Class winner. It is also the perferred oil of Zero One Odysseys (formerly Wide Open Nevada). Royal Purple can Be found at quality off-road retailers nationwide such as 4 Wheel parts. Dusty Times March 2011 Page 21

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'I It\•• I , , , , , , 1 1,,. ,_1 1 1 . . 1 , , , , , , , , • , : , , , , r, ,,, 1 1 1 1,,,,,, • 1,, , , •,,, 1,,,,,,, , , • , , Bergholz took TIME at 44.6 mph to win Third Overall in the (dad bought it) Southwest Boulder & · Stone Racing #144. "We took it easy getting used to the car" Mc-Cleod said; (the OPS showed 107 mph). "The sand section was fast but from Mile Marker 20 to the Finish was rough. We had a jack fail while fixing a flat that took us 30 minutes." That says a lot when the desert at Barstow breaks your jack. Ouch. It took Erik/Mike Jacobus and co-driver Mark 'Chito' So-telo 5:41:35 to complete all the required laps to win Fourth Over-all in car #167 at 39.3 mph. "This was only our second race in a new car, and it was awesome!" Jacobus said. "We broke the whole rack on the steering box on Lap 1, and our "Go Team" pit crew redid it in 20 minutes." BravO! Atta-boy* "The car ran perfect after that. The course was fast, a little rough in spots, and a lot of rocks every-where. The last two laps were brak-ing". The OPS showed the JE Rac-ing #167 clocked in at 103 mph Kevin Heitritter took the gold medal in the Class 5 contest, but it was close, he only had two minutes in hand at the flag. Guy Savedra had a good run, he took the Class 5/1600 class win with ease, Guy had over 40 minutes in hand at the checkers. CLASS 10: Eight Laps; 220 miles. Two starters; 2 Finishers. Allan Lindsay was first in line to start in class 10 in car # 1096. Tim Scott from Cypress CA and co-driver Jim Ansite started next in line in car #1051. Scott was in -front of Lindsay by 25 seconds and 1/2-mph faster at the end of Lap 1. Lindsay pushed the pedal and won Fast Lap on Lap 4 at 49.1 mph - to give #1096 a lm:44s lead advantage at the midpoint in the race. Scott pushed the pace and the new Dunn Tech car #1051 the last half of the race to win First Place in 4:45: 18 at 47.1 mph and by a 5m:36s margin-of-victory. "We won the 1450 Championship the last two years, so we decided to step it up a notch with a new car in a new class this year", said Scott. "The course was fast in spots and chopped up in others and we al-most rolled it twice. It was a good race and the section out by the Slash-X was the most fun". Lindsay completed the course in 4:50:54 at 46.2 mph to win Second Place in car #1096. "We had no problems and no issues and the race was going good until it went bad", Lindsay said. "The course was beat up, the sand washes were deep, and the silt was very silty, but a good time was had by all". The OPS showed 7 5 mph -sounds like a good time to me too. CLASS 12: Eight Laps; 220 miles. Five starters; 2 Finishers. Jim Delaney was at the head of the class at the Start Line in car #1208. Delaney was in third spot after the first lap was done and # 1208 was done after the first lap, too; DNF. Rick Paquette started third in line in car #1203 and was running in first spot with a 20-second lead after the first lap was done. Brady Wisdom started in car #1288 in fifth spot and was running in second spot after the first lap was done. At the midpoint of the race - Rick Paquette was out in front with a comfortable 12 minute lead in car #1203. Brady Wisdom is running in second spot in car # 1288 -and then the attri-tion god struck after Lap 5 and Wisdom was done for the day too; DNF. Jerry Longo started the day second in line at the green flag in car #1209 but was running back in fourth spot after the first lap was done. Longo's day continued to Seen here nicely airborne, Matt Creveling took the gold medal in the Class 9 challenge, Matt had 14 minutes in hand at the finish. go so-long-a-po and #1209 was fin-ished for the day at the end of Lap 6; DNF. The attrition gods must be angry. Rick Paquette from San Clem-ente CA had a pretty much perfect day and flawless race to win First Place in 4:44: 16 at 47.3 mph in the Race Prep Inspection Racing car #1203 with a whopping 40 minute margin-of-victory. #1203 also won the Fast Lap honors at 50.1 mph on Lap 2. "The course was pretty rough and chewed up",, Paquette said, "and we lost a couple of cylin-ders the last 12 miles due to fouled plugs -but we weren't going to stop." Alex and Josh Gledhill and Adam Ferome from the OC CA started fourth in line in car #1205, kept a steady pace and just motored on past the mass attri-tion to win Second Place in class in 5:25:17. " It was rough, it was good, no flaws and clean air all day -the whole race was fun - it was the perfect race for second place", said the trio. CLASS 5 unlimited: E i g h t Laps; 220 miles. Five starters; 5 Finishers. This was a race all the way to the finish and a close race it was at that. Wendell Mortensen was at the front of the lineup at the green flag in car #529. Kevin Heitritter was next in line in car #5025, and Richard Garravito was behind him in car #505. #505 was running out front with a lm:23s lead at the end of Lap 1. Garravito was still running in first spot with a 3m:25s lead at midpoint in the race. And then -the demon of slow befell #505 on Lap 6, allow-ing Heitritter and Mortensen to 'get the pass' on the class leader. Such are the gremlins that haunt the desert around Barstow. Grem-lins everywhere. Kevin Heitritter motored on in car #5025 and took the First Place win in class in 5: 15 :31 at an aver-age speed of42.6 mph, and by a 2m: 7 s margin-of-victory. Wendell Mortensen followed in car #529 with an elapsed time of 5:17:38 to win Second Place in class at 4 2.3 mph by 2m:36s. Richard Garravito overcame adversity to win Third Place in 5:20:14 at 42 mph in car #505. #505 also won the Fast Lap honors on Lap 3 at 46.1 mph. Scott Moldenhauer completed all the required laps in 5:48:31 to finish in Fourth Place in car #501 at 38.6 mph. Larry Atuna took 6: 16: 13 to complete all the required laps in car #507 and fin-ish in Fifth Place at 35.7 mph. It's a good sign when everybody that started makes it to the Finish Line. Congratulations. · CLASS 1600: Eight Laps; 220 miles. Twelve starters; 11 Finish-Tim Scott was the big winner in the Class 10 contest, Tim took the win with five minutes in hand when he took the checkers. ers. Wow! It's a good sign when 92-percent of those that started make it to the Finish Line. Twelve starters. It took 2m:45s just to flag them all through the starting chute. That's a long line. It was a crowded field. It was a crowded podium. There was a loi of good race action. Kyle Quinn was lined up in the pole position in car #1695 and right-off the start the gremlins struck. Ouch! #1695 was down -but not out of the race. Mike Meehan started fourth in line at the green flag in car #1699 and was running in second spot after the first lap was done. Mike Ward started number nine in line in class and was running in third position after the first lap was done. David Hendrickson started fifth in line at the GO! Line in car #1647, and was out in front of the class pack by 13 seconds after the first lap was done. At the midpoint in the race • David Hendrickson was still out in front of the class P.ack in car #1647 by 31 seconds. Mike Meehan in car #1699 was hot on Hendrickson's heels, and Mike Ward in car #1673 was in hot pursuit on Meehan's heels. The corpulent ladf is still waiting to sing at the Finish Line and there is still half a race to go to hear her. And then -on Lap 6 -the gremlins struck upon car # 164 7 and the resulting serious down time reshuffled the race pack deck. And - remember Kyle Quinn in car #1695 from his Lap 1 far_fug_nugen? Quinn got it fixed and came back on a mission from mars. After Lap 1, five out of seven of Quinn's lap times were within one-tenth mph of each other. That is what we call "consistent" - "dialed-in" -maintaining a fast and fine line on the edge of man and machine. Way cool! So -Quinn drives like a mad-man possessed by the need for speed in the bat (out-of-heck) mobile to make up for lost time on Lap 1. Check this out: the class leader of the race pack completed the second half (4 laps) of the race in 2h:25m:04s at 45.98 mph. Alex Gledhill was a bit off the winning pace in the Class 78 contest, Not too bad a day for Rhonda Parkhouse, she took second place Mike Meehan was the second place finisher in the always hotly he took second place honors and was well back in time. honors in the Class 88 contest, seen here hustling to the checkers. contested Class 1600 race, Mike is seen here just at landing. Page 22 March 2011 Dusty Times

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Mike Ward chalked up another First Place win in car #1673 in 4:50:47 at 46.2 mph and by a 3m:39s margin-of-victory. Mike Meehan got it done in 4:54: 16 at 45. 7 mph to win Second Place in class in car #1699. Joey Black started number-seven in line in car # 1630 and won Third Place in 5:01:08 at 44.6 mph. CLASS 3000: Eight Laps; 220 miles. Three starters; 2 Finishers. Mike Frisby was at the head of the line at the Start Line in car #3030, followed by Nie Bayes in car #3006 and Chad Dohrman in car #3025. Dohrman was leading the class at the end of Lap 1 by 8m:44s at 48.4 mph. Smokin'! Nie Bayes DNF'd in car #3006 at the end of Lap 3. Dohrman kept on Smokin'! Frisby ran a decent race in car #3030 but was just no match for 'Smokin'! Chad Dohrman. Dohrman won the Fast Lap honors on Lap 3 at 51.6 mph. Dohrman won First place in 4:43:57 at an average speed of 47.3 mph and by a whop-ping lh:6m:03s margin of victory. That is called 'smoking' the com-petition - Race Fans. I can sdll feel the heat. Mike Frisby finished all the required laps in 5:51:00 at 38.3 mph to win Second Place in class in car #3030. CLASS 1400: S eve n I a p s ; 192.5 miles. Twelve starters; seven Finishers. Oh my* It took 2m:55s just to get 'em all going through the starting chute. Alan Byma was first in line in truck #1433. Byma was still first in line at 48.8 mph and by 44 seconds after the first lap was done. Andrew Jacques was next to see the green flag fly but the gremlins found #1441 and took Jacques out of contention for almost two hours before he even saw Lap 2. #1441 race day was over after Lap 4; DNF. Ryan Deasautels was third in line to get the green in truck #1428 and was running fourth in line after the first lap was done. Jason Kolb started fourth in line in truck #1414 and was on the trailer at the end of lap 2. Mark Workentine in truck #1405 started in the middle of the lineup and moved up to second spot at 47.7 mph at the end of Lap 1. #1405 was on the trailer at the end of Lap 2, too. Larry Larimore was run-ning in third spot in truck #1402 after Lap after starting way back in the pack at the Start Line. Trucks were flying and flaying about, and the gremlins were hard at work. Ryan Desautels was run-ning up front in the field of con-tenders until the gremlins found # 1428 on Lap 5; trailer time. That moved Ryan Agius in truck # 1484 up one position in the feeding order in the class 1400 race pack. Chris Guillen in truck #1418 and Mike Fox in truck #1420 also suc-cumbed to 'the Barstow' gremlins after Lap 5. Carnage Asada was ev-erywhere. It was not a pretty sight. The first to emerge from all the dirt and dust and cross the Win Line to win First Place in class was Larry Larimore in truck #1402 in 4: 15: 14 at 46.1 mph. Larimore was out in front by 6m:32s at the midpoint in the race, and won by a 19m:44s margin-of-victory. That's what we call 'Eat My Dirt' in race lingo - Race Fans. It helped that #1402 saved his best for last when Larimore won the Fast Lap honors on the last Lap 7 at 49.9 mph. That's fast -es-pecially on a course like Barstow that late in the race after 70 other racers had been chewing on the same patch of dirt all day long. It was a well-worn groove by then. Allan Byma found the groove in truck #1433 and got to the check-ered flag in 4:34:58 at 42.8 mph to win Second Place in class, and by a 9m:33s margin-of-victory. Ryan Agius kept truck #1484 in the groove to win Third Place in class by 15m:2ls in 4:44:31 at 41.3 mph. CLASS 5-16: S eve n 1 a p s ; 192.5 miles. Five starters; 2 Fin-ishers. Danny Modica was at the front of the line in car #575 when the green flag flew, followed by Guy Savedra in car #550 and then by Brett Cook in car #575. Cook didn't complete the first lap; DNF #575. Ouch* The Barstow gremlins caught up with Anthony Munoz on the first lap and #568 retired to the trailer after Lap 4 was over. Ouch* Meanwhile -Savedra was out in front with a 6m:50s lead at the end of the first lap. #550 was out in front with a 25m: 15s lead at the midpoint of the race. Savedra finished all the required laps in 5: 13: 12 to win First Place by a 40m:48s margin of victory at 37.7 mph. #575 also Jared Sluder took third place honors in the Class 9 event, Jared is Joey Black flies high, wide and handsome as he heads to a bronze Ryan Agius gets our award for flying the highest in the race, Ryan seen here at speed on the course headin' for the checkers. medal finish in the always exciting Class 1600 race. went on to take third place honors in the Ultra Truck race. r---------------------- ---------------------~ Performance Proven for Desert & Off-Road Use 150 Heavy Duty Sizes to Choose from Detail & Pressure Wash Tanks Marine Holding &Water Tanks Bulk Storage & Waste Tanks R.V. Tanks Quality Products & Friendly Service RONCO PLASTICS, INC. • 714-259-1385 • FAX 714-259-0759 • 15022 Parkway Loop, Suite B • Tustin, CA 92780 • CALL, WRITE or FAX us to Receive a Free Catalog ~-------------------------------------------------------~ Dusty Times March 2011 Page 23

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J ,-1 ' ... . I I If I I I I-,/ I I••• I • • , 1(1 1 I/ I I,/,- . I 1 • I • I I' I ' 1 1 I • I ; I 1 •If ~ l I r - 1 :' ' I'' J f I • ', ','I.' J' j' I I • / , f I j / ( ( I - ' • 1•. t • t., J 1 1 I ' C ' 1 • ' I I I J • I J ' I ' I I l l I l I ' I } } I I ~ t f ' won the Fast Lap honors on the Last Lap 7 at 38.4 mph. Danny Modica finished all the laps re-quired to win Second Place in 5:53:45 at 32.2 mph in car #575. CLASS 900: S eve n l a p s ; 192.5 miles. Seven starters; 6 Finishers. Harley Young was at the head of the starting line in car #959 and the Barstow grem-lins had a feeding frenzy. #959 was down for 1-1/2 hours before Young got to Lap #2. Ouch! Matt Creveling started in second spot in line at the green flag in car #990 and had slipped back to number six in line after they completed the first lap. Jarod Sluder in car #903 started behind Creveling at the green flag thing and was leader of the class 9 pack at the end of Lap 1 by lm: 15s. Brian Caudill started in the middle of the lineup at the GO! Line in car #923 and was running in second spot after Lap 1 was done. Mike Cote in car #925 was the fourth car in class to get the green flag and #925 held a steady pace as Cote completed the first lap in the same position. The running order got shuffled again by the midpoint in the race and Brian Caudhill in car #923 was out now in front by lm:43s. Matt Creveling had moved up to second spot in line after slipping way back in line on Lap 1. Jared Sluder was the leader of the pack after Lap 1 and was now running back in third position in car #903. Meanwhile - Mike Cote was still driving a sure a steady pace in car #925 and completed the fourth lap in the same position he started in. Mike Brown in car #924 and Giti Gowland in car #992 were still in the race but were way back in the competition. Brian Caudhill caught a case of the Barstow grem-lin s-l-o-w-s on the very last lap of the race and got passed by Matt Creveling in the process. #990 took the First Place win in 5:30:29 at 35.6 mph and by a 13m:59s margin of victory. Brian Caudhill motored on to win Second Place in class in 5:44:28 at 34.1 mph in car #923, by a slimmer 2m mar-gin in front of Jared Sluder -the Third Place winner in car #903. Sluder got the laps all done in 5:46:28 at 33.9 mph. Meanwhile -Mike Cote drove his fastest lap on the last lap and finished in 5:49:48 at 33.6 mph to win Fourth Place in car #925; right back in the same position in started in. A WIN is a Win! anyway you count it or add it up. CLASS 1300: Six laps; 165 miles. Six starters; 5 Finishers. Marland McKinney was the first to stage-up in line in car #1311, fol-lowed by Jason Busk in car #1302 and then by Richard Dormack in car #1336. Brian Wirtz was in car #1347 lined up behind Dormack, followed by Randy Roberts in car # 1348. Ryan George got the rear start in car # 1301. At the end of Mike Ward flew to the Class 1/2-1600 win but it was a bit close, Mike had less than four minutes on his competition at the flag. the first lap, #1301 was running at the front of the class pack with a 32s lead in front of McKinney in car #1311. Busk slipped from sec-ond spot to third spot in car # 1302 and DNF'd after Lap 2. Dormack in car #1336 slipped from third position to fifth spot. At the mid-point in the race - George in car # 1301 had slipped from first in line after Lap 1 to fourth in line after three laps of fun were done. Dormack in car # 1336 moved up from fifth position after Lap 1 to third spot after Lap 3. Wirtz moved from fourth spot to second in line in car # 1347, and McKin-ney had regained the lead in car # 1311 and was out in front by 3m: 13s. That's a lot of back-and-forth racing action - Race Fans. And the race is only half over. Marland McKinney used more gas to go faster than the other com-petitors and got to the checkered flag in 3:55:30 at 42.8 mph to win First Place by a healthy 13m:38s margin of victory. McKinney also garnered the Fast Lap honors on Lap 1 at 44.1 mph. Brian Wirtz got all the laps done in 4:08:45 at 40.5 mph to win Second Place in car #1347. Richard Dormack won Third Place in class iQ car # 1336 with an overall elapsed time of 5:32:40 at 30.3 mph. CLASS 1450: Five laps; 137.5 miles. Three starters; 3 Finishers. Yuki Miyama - fresh in from Japan just to drive This race - was in the pole position in truck # 1451 at the green flag line. Followed by Rhonda Parkhouse in truck # 1496. Ernie Serfas got the rear start in truck #1491. Serfas flew to the front of the line and was out in front by lm:29s on Lap 1. #1491 clocked the Fast Lap time on Lap 2 at 38.8 mph. Serfas was out in front by a commanding 17m:03s lead after Lap 3 was done. The Barstow gremlins caught up with #1491 and held Serfas hostage on the last Lap 5 for 1:22:53. Ouch! So close. That down-time cost Serfas dearly as both Miyama and Parkhouse got the pass. Omedetou gozaimasu to Yuki Miyama - who flew in all the way from Japan just to drive in This race - who won First Place in class Rick Paquette had a trouble free run, he took the gold medal for Class 78 with ease, he's seen here at high speed headin' home. ♦ r Yuki Miyama was the Class 88 winner this race, he drove his Toyota to the checkered flag with 14 minutes in hand. in 4:00: 18 at 35 mph in truck # 1451 by a 14m: 10s margin of victory. Yuki was one happy racer when he saw that checkered flag fly-ing. Way cool! Rhonda Parkhouse completed all the laps required to win Second Place in truck # 1496 in 4:14:28 at 33 mph and by a 7m+ margin of win. Ernie Serfas was down for the long count on Lap 5 but still got #1491 fixed and to the finish line in 4:21:45 at 32.1 mph to win Third Place in class for the day. Impressive. True dirt. CLASS 1100: Four laps; 110 miles. Two starters; 1 Finisher. Bob Depew got the green flag in car #1153 before Scott Wisdom did in car #1103. #1103 didn't make it past the first lap; DNF. That left Depew to beat the Barstow dirt and gremlins, alone, in car #1153. Depew got all the laps needed done to win First Place in 4:08:41 at 27 mph. On the way, Depew won the Fast Lap honors on Lap 1 at 31.7 mph. I guess bugs can fly after all. Nice finish. Nice win. Congratulations also to Randy Roberts in car #1348 for win-ning the Dusty Times contin-gency prize for finishing all the required laps between all the 15 different classes - Last! Roberts took 6:42:06 to do it. You win a free 1-year subscription to the best magazine there is in off-road racing -Dusty Times! M.O.R.E, Mike Cote finished first off the podium in the Class 9 caper, Mike is The Boyd/Seaney entry in the Class 1600 battle was the fourth Jeff Solberg was the fourth place finisher in the Ultra Truck battle, seen here in his unstickered car heading for the flag. place finisher, seen here at speed on the course. he's seen here at just one of many liftoffs. i· """'""''"""'"· _____________ ( ___ ..,__._ ___ __, Not the best day for Ron Weddle, he was quite a bit back of the Class Brian loppnow was a bit off the winning pace in the Ultra Truck A very long first lap didn't help Jim Richey, Jim was the sixth place 1600 leader and he had to settle for a fifth place finish. fracas, Brian took a fifth place finish for the class. finisher in the Class ½-1600, he's seen here just at liftoff. Page 24 March 2011 Dusty Times

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I I I I / ' I I i' I I • • < j l , t • ~--~~•.AT_P~IMM__ '. . con1o·n Takes· Clciss. ·1 . . And overall By John Calvin & Alan Mad.den Photos: Track.side Photo Kevin Conlon really gets up there as he heads fdr the Class 1 win and Kevin was the_ overall winner as well at SNORE Primm. Steve Olliges and Jonathan Swift took the Unlimited Truck win at Primm, they were also the 2nd overall finishers for the weekend. Boy, what an entry, 332 cars 'In the'Sunday race, it was Marc nice .second place finish, he dam-It was a great weekend for Steve Fuller; he captured the overall the Cjass and trucks took to·the dirt to run Ewing taking. the checkered· flag ·aged.4th gear and. was having to 10 conteSt, seen herejuSt at touchdown. · · their required laps at the SNORE first, 'Steve Olliges finish'ed in go ·from 3rd to 5th gear all race was fourth in, he had s·ome brake sev"enth and Victor Gruber was Lone Kid Battle At Primm, they• sernnd place, he was nine seconds long, Justin Davis took third place problems to deal with but still· eighth, Jim Knox was the ninth were divided into 21 classes and . in arrears, ·he fought rocks and ho.nors, Jason. was the fourth car managed a decent finish, Richard place finisher, in spite of putting the weather cooperated. in a big · dirt all' rac.e long and Ed Stout to finish on .Saturday and Terry Boyle took fifth place -honors, th~ car on its side and Guy Peter-way, rain mostly and ·night, a bit ro·unded out the top three trucks. Householder was the fifth car to Sean Mecham was the sixth car to son was the 10th place finisher. · of the wetness cfuring the day but Todd Wyllie was shown.with three finish, the vehicle performed flaw- finish, he ran hard but others ran Class 10 fielded 18 cars and six mostly sunny for tb.e racers-to laps completed. · lessly, Guy Peterson finished sixth h er and Dennis Bo le was the of them managed to get all their enjoy. Of the 332 entries, 173 of Adding up all th times of the and Sean Meachum finished in se th place finisher. required laps in. Mike Lapaglia them made all their required laps. finishers it was Steve Olliges and the seventh spot. There were 14 finishers out of was the fastest of the class in the There were lots of mechanical Jonathan Swift taking the class In the Sunday Class 1 race it 25 entries, a 56% finishing ratio. Saturday event, Clay Flippin was problems for many of the racers win ·with two minutes in hand, was Kyle Conlan taking another Kyle Conlon was 1st overall for . second fastest, no problems to bu or all those we talked·to, they Marc 'Ewing came in second, he nice win, no problems encoun-the weekend and Richard Boyle deal with, Mark Talla took third a really good time. The course was less than two minutes in ar• tered, he said he just laid back was second overall, Terry House• place honors, Steve Fuller was the was a bit longer than 12 miles and, rears, Ed Stout took the bronze a bit and cruised in for the win, holder finished third, Sean Me-fourth car to finish on Saturday· believe it or not, there was some medal, he was another 10 minutes Grant Lenk was the second car cham was fourth in and Dennin and Kevin Ellis was the fifth place dust to contend with, in spite of back and Todd Wyllie finished in, he had a great day of racing, Boyle finished fifth. Shawn Mc- finisher, Dennis Kordonowy took the damp, rainy weather. first off the podium, another 16 Chris Heimer drove for Terry Callum was sixth, he had serious sixth place, he lost his power steer: Needless to say, we cannot minutes in arrears. Todd runs Householder on Sunday, he was transmission problems but held ing went away on the second lap, report on every vehicle that was the truck in Unlimited Metal third to cross the line, Marc Ewing on for sixth spot, Grant Lenk was Continued on page 28 entered, there is no room in the and in Class 8.That's ..-------------------------, paper for all of them but we will all there were, four highlight all that we can. finishers out of 12 There were 12 entered in the entries, a 33% finish-Unlimited Truck races for Sat-ingrate for the class. urday. Dale Dondel led the class In the Class 1 bat-all the way in the Saturday event. tle there were 25 cars John Swift drove for Steve Olliges, entered and 14 of took second place honors, he was them made all their followed by Ed Stout in third required laps in the place and Marc Ewing was fourth, Saturday race. Kyle another 23 seconds back. Todd Conlan was first car Wyllie was running well but he hit in to claim the Sat-a rock and took out the driveshaft, urday win, Kyle said it was repaired and To~d finished they had no problems in fourth place. In all, eight trucks and happily took the completed their five required laps Class win., Shawn Me-in the Saturday event. Callum came in for a Marc Ewing lets no grass grow under his feet, he's seen here flyin' Richard Boyle flies high on his way to a second place finish in the high on his way to second place overall in the Unlimited Truck class. Class 1 contest, Richard was third overall for .the w_eekend. Kevin Ellis was the second overall finisher in the Class 10 contest at Cody Reid is seen here in beautiful flight as he heads for a second It was a nice second overall finish in Class 13 for Steve Shimp, Steve Primm, Kevin is seen here just at touchdown. overall finish in the Class 12 contest. is seen here just ready to land on his way to the barn. Dusty Times March 2011 Page 27 • I I 7

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w s 1·,11? 1 , M I \ \ I ·-• ---= Wayne Lugo flew his Ford pickup to the silver medal finish in Class Tony Scott was the second place overall finisher in the Class 15 Kenny Freeman saves a bit of tire wear in the Class 1600 battle, 1450 at Primm, he's seen here well up in the air. skirmish, he's seen here at high speed on the course. Kenny finished second overall in race, here nicely airborne. Hector Garcia took seventh place and Kathy Kirkmeyer took eighth plac·e honors. Kyle Woodward never completed his last lap. In the Sunday Class 10 race it was Kyle Woodward taking the checkers first, Dennis Kordonawy slid into the second spot, Steve Fuller was the third car in, Kevin Ellis took fourth place honors and Hector Garcia was the fifth car to finish. When the Saturday and Sunday times were added up it was Steve Fuller taking the Class 10 win, Kevin Ellis was three min-utes back in second place, Dennis Kordonawy took the bronze medal and Hector Garcia came along five minutes later to take fourth place honors. Clay Flippin had steering problems, a broken tie rod, a rear shock bolt and then the engine went sour, not his finest day. 15 cars 'started, six cars finished for a 40% finishing rate. There were 17 cars in the Class 12 battle and when the smoke cleared in the Saturday it was Cody Freeman taking a really great win, Dan Folts, who was in for Cody Reid came in second, Bryan Freeman took third place honors, Bryan and his brother Cody swapped cars for the Satur-day race, both did well for Satur-day, Vic Bruckmann came along four seconds later in fourth place and Matt Laughlin took the fifth spot. Roger Starkey was the sixth car in, he had lots of brake prob-!ems, Billy Gereghty was lucky seventh in, Billy was having jetting problems, Steve Barlow finished in the eighth spot and Todd Stem-merman was the ninth to finish, they were stuck in the mud for a while and they had a flat tire to contend with. When the Class 12 Sunday fracas came to an end it was Cody Chuck Harvey took second place honors in the Class 18 fracas, Michelle Bruckman was just a wee bit off the winning pace in Class Keith Basso flew his Ford pickup to a second place finish overall in Chuck was a mere four seconds out of the overall win for the class. 5, Michelle won the silver medal for her efforts. the Class 7 battle, seen here in level flight. Page 28 March 2011 TTBEAOLOCK SIMULATED 8.L.. 1 7XB VW BEAOLOCK 1 SX 1 2 VW BEAOLOCK NON BEAOLOCK BEAOLOCK NON BEAOLOCK Dusty Times

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Freeman once again overpowering the other racers, Roger Starkey took the silver medal, Vic Bruck-mann finished in third place, he had no problems with the car, Travis Howard raced for Billy Ge-reghty was the fourth car in, Travis said he made a few driver errors but the car ran great and Cody Reid was the fifth car to finish he reported no problems during the Sunday race. Brady Wisdom was the sixth car to finish the race and Todd Stemmerman held down the seventh spot. I I I 1 /II I I I If I It I ,', r I I t I I I I I I I It I• Overall for the Class 12 con-flict it was Cody Freeman taking the overall win, Cody Reid was the second car in, Vic Bruckmann came along 40 seconds later in third place, Roger Starkey finished first off the podium and Billy Gereghty was the fifth car in and Todd Stemmerman finished in sixth place. 17 cars started, six of them finished for a 35% finishing rate. Cody Freeman drove his brothers car in the first Class 12 race, drove his own on Sunday. No matter, Cody took the overall win in Class 12. It was a nice weekend for Blaine Conrad, he took the overall win in Class 13 at Primm, Blaine is seen here nicely airborne. The Class 13 foJks were up next, there were 25 of them en-tered but only eight of them would see it all through on Sunday. They had three laps to run each day for their race and on Saturday when they came in it was Blaine Conrad taking a nice win, Jacob Meyers came in second, Dean Finley was another 21 seconds back in third place, Derek Bradley took fourth place honors and Billy Shapley, or was it Bill, finished in the fifth spot. Luke McMillin was the sixth overall win, Steve Shimp was sec-finisher, Ryan Heryford took the car in, John Houlton finished in ond overall, Jacob Meyers finished 13th spot, Bill lsenhourer made a seventh place and Kenny Freeman third overall, Kenny Freeman 14th place finish and Tyler Den-was the eighth place finisher. finished first off the podium, Bill ton was 15th in. Dustyn Loppnow On Sunday they ran another Shapley was another 15 seconds was the 15th place finisher, he three laps and this time it was back in fifth place, he said he had fought an overheating transmis-Kenny Freeman taking the class visibility problems in some spots sion, Brian Trochenski finished win, Blaine Conrad came across and John Houlton was the sixth 16th, Kevin Siegel finished 17th, the line in second place, he used car in, John just bought this car Kevin McKeown owned 18th the seat time as a pre-run for his and had a great time for his first place and Brad Beintema was the 1600 race, Steve Shimp came in tine out. The finishing percentage 19th guy in. third, he did spin out in the in- for the class was only 24%. Sunday's Class 1450 race had field, John Houlton took fourth Class 1450 was next up, there Jonathan Libby taking the win place, Jacob Meyers finished in were 55 cars entered in the class again, good for him: Wayne Lugo fifth place and Billy Shapley, who and here too, attrition was high had to settle for second place had problems with his face shield and only 25 of them finished the again, Kenny Walker took third fogging up and fighting lots of required six laps for the weekend. place again, Jason Cagle finished mud was the sixth car in. Jonathan Libby was the big winner in fourth place, he had a trouble Blaine Conrad took the Class in the Saturday race, Wayne Lugo free run and Andrew Leavitt was finished just a minute and change the fifth car to finish. Heidi Steele in arrears with his daughter Cath- drove for Cameron and landed erine in the right seat, Wayne in sixth spot, Bill Isenhourer reported no problems with the finished in seventh place, Ryan vehicle, Kenny Walker took third Heryford took eighth spot, Dustyn place honors, he said the vehicle Luppnow was ninth in, his tranny ran flawlessly, he just didn't have still overheating and Clyde Ahrens the horsepower to keep up with was the 10th place finisher. Brian Libby and Lugo, Cameron Steele Trochenski took 11th place hon-finished first off the podium and ors, Scott Crampton made it an Allen Byma was the fifth place fin- even dozen, Gregg Zumwalt came isher. Brandon LeMaster was sixth in 13th, Brandon LeMaster was in, Clyde Ahrens came in seventh, 14th and Kevin Siegel finished in Scott Crampton was eighth in, Ja-the 15th spot. Brad Beintema was son Cagle finished in ninth place, 16th in, Kevin McKeown finished he had some engine problems, lat- 17th and Tyler Denton was the er determined that the fuel pres- 18th finisher. sure was way too high and Craig Adding up all the numbers for Reynolds finished 10th. Gregg both days in Class 1450 we have Christian Hall takes to the air as he heads for a first overall finish in Class 15, he Zumwalt finished in the 11th Jonathan Libby taking the overall had a minute and a half on the second place car. spot, Andrew Leavitt was the 12th win, Jonathan reported his vehicle ;::==================~--;:::===-------------------. performed flawlessly both days, Wayne Lugo was less than two minutes behind in second spot, Kenny Walker took the bronze medal, Cameron Steele finished first off the podium and Jason Ca-gle took fifth place honors. Clyde Ahrens was sixth overall, Scott Crampton was seventh, Bill lsen-hourer was eighth, Andrew Leavitt finished ninth and Brandon Le Master finished in 10th place. Ryan Heryford was 11th, Dustyn Loppnow made it an even dozen, Gregg Zumwalt was 13th, Brian Trochenski was 14th and Kevin Siegel finished in 15th place. Brad Beintema was 16th, Kevin McK-eown was 17th and Tyler Denton took 18th place honors. This class had a 45% finishing rate. Class 15 was another big class, with 23 entries all rarin' to go. Problem was: there were only 7 finishers, that's about 30%, not too good. They had three laps to run each day and when they were finishing on Saturday it was Chris-tian Hall taking the checkers first, Tony Scott came in 10 seconds later, Jeremy Sundt took third place honors, Michael Wichmann came in for a fourth place finish and Jerry Stewart rounded out the top five finishers. Aaron Hawley took the sixth spot and Tony Arm-strong was the seventh and final finisher. On Sunday not much had Continued on page 30 Steve Johnson makes a kinda hard landing as he heads to a second Jonathan Libby flew his Toyota Tundra to second overall in the Heavy Mega Lopez gave it all she had but had to settle for the silver medal in overall finish in the hotly contested Class 9 battle. Metal contest, here flying before an admiring crowd. the NAPA Chassis 7S contest, she's seen here flyin' her Ford home. Scott Wisdom finished second overall in the StockBug Class battle Edward Stout was the overall bronze medal winner in the Unlimited Terry Householder took third overall honors in the Class 1 battle, at Primm, he's seen here flyin' to the flag. Truck contest, Edward is seen here really flyin' high. Terry was less than a minute out of the second place spot. Dusty Times March 2011 Page 29

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•••I'• I•• I t I I I I I j I I I l, I I\ I I 1 I I I I I I,! I I I• t Andrew Neal flew his Lothringer to a first place finish in Class 1600, Andrew beat out 47 other cars for the win. changed as Christian Hall took the win again, Tony Scott once again took the silver medal, Aaron Hawley came in for a fourth place finish, Michael Wichmann took fourth place honors and Jerry Stewart finished in the fifth spot. So, in the overall scheme of things, Christian Hall was the overall Class 15 finisher, Tony Scott was second overall, he was less than two minutes in arrears, Michael Wichmann was third overall, he was another three minutes and change behind, Jerry Stewart was another minute back in fourth place and Aaron Hawley had fifth overall locked up. The Class 1600 group was 48 strong and fully 38 of them made it all the way both days. They had five laps to cover each day. When the dust cleared on the Saturday race it was Andrew Neal taking a really nice win, Aaron Hawley came in for second spot, Cory Boyer took third place honors, not bad after a 19th place starting position, Kyle Conlon finished first off the podium, happy to do so as his tranny was geared way too high and Corey Goin finished in the fifth spot. Sixth place went to Curt Geer, he had tangled with another car and did some damage to the motor, Kenny Freeman was the seventh car in, even though he rolled his car during the race, Charles Dohrman flew to the overall Class 3000 victory, Charles only had a 22 second lead when he took the checkered flag. I I ( I r ,~, I \ f I ,- \ \ I I I \ \-\ • I \ • I \ I I 1' • 1 1 \ \ \ \\\\\\•I I I\\ I Daniel Maurer took the Class 18 overall win at Primm, it wasn't too easy, Daniel only had 4 seconds in hand at the checkers. Luke McMillin finished in eighth place, reporting no problems, just a lot of cars, Bob Mathews was the ninth car in, he had no problems during the race and Byron Ziegler finished in 10th place. Blaine Conrad took the 11th spot, he reported no mechanical woes during the race, Chris Boyer was the 12th car to finish, Jake Laff was the 13th finisher, he had a trouble free run, Jamie Campbell finished in 14th place and Ar-noldo Gutierrez Jr. took home the 15th finishing position, in spite of a few engine woes. Johnny Burns was the 16th to finish, Orio Cox was 17th in, Ross Mattox was back in the 18th spot, Rob Archibald finished in 19th place, he had a power steering line come loose, costly in time and Lucas Knecht was the 20th finisher in Class 1600, Lucas fought the shifter all race long. Raul Solano was 21st to finish, Sterling McBride took the 22nd spot and Bryan Meyers finished in 23rd place. Sundays race was another five laps of fun and glory, when the checkers flew it was Kenny Free-man taking a really great win, Kenny ran fourth for a while then turned it on and went on to glory, Andrew Neal took s·econd place honors, he was 12 seconds in arrears, Andrew had no brakes for almost the entire race, Bryan Jim Anderson was the Class 5 overall winner at Primm, Jim had 10 minutes on his competition when the weekend racin' was done. Mathews won the bronze medal for Sunday, he almost put the car on its roof but managed to escape and finished well, Curt Geer slid in for a fourth place finish even though his motor was down on power and Kyle Conlan was the fifth place finisher in the 1600 Class in spite of being geared too high. Aaron Hawley finished in sixth place, Luke McMillin was the seventh place finisher, he had a good time doing some real rac-ing, Corey Goin was .the eighth car to finish, Blaine Conrad was in ninth place and Chris Boyer was the 10th car to finish, even though he put the car on its side Byron Ziegler was 11th to finish, Jay Shain made it an even dozen, Jay accidentally shut off the igni-tion and lost a few spots until he got the engine started again, Jake Laff took 12th place honors, again reporting no problems, but having to fight a verrrry rough course, Ross Mattox finished in 13th place, Cory'Boyer was 14th in, he had lost his brakes, lost a left front tire and a power steering belt, all on the first lap and Lucas Knecht came in 15th, he had no problems during the race. Jamie Campbell came in 16th, Arnoldo Gutierrez Jr. was the 17th place finisher, Rob Archibald finished 18th, he had a flat tire just to add to his prob-lems Raul Solano was 19th in and Sterling McBride finished in the 20th spot. Don Wall was a dnf on Saturday, on Sunday he rolled the car on the first lap, he continued on just for fun. So, overall it was Andrew Neal taking a really great win, he beat out 47 other cars, second in, only 80 some seconds behind him was Kenny Freeman. Tak-ing a great second overall for the class, Bryan Mathews was third overall, Curt Geer took fourth place honors and Aaron Hawley" was the fifth place overall finisher. Kyle Conlan finished sixth overall, Luke McMillin was lucky seventh, Corey Goin was in eighth place, Blaine Conrad was ninth and Byron Ziegler was 10th overall. In 11th place was Chris Boyer, not to bad after putting the car on its side, Cory Boyer finished Dennis Kordonawy was the third place overall finisher in the Class Jacob Meyers comes in for a nice landing at Primm, Jacob finished Kenny Walker didn't have too bad a weekend, he took the bronze 10 battle, he's seen here just at takeoff. third overall in the Class 13 skirmish. medal in the Class 1450 battle, seen here just at takeoff. Michael Wichmann, seen here flying down the course was the third Bryan Mathews was just a wee bit off the winning pace in the Class Kenny Freeman was the third place finisher in the Class 18 contest, place overall finisher in the Class 15 contest. 1600 battle, Bryan took the bronze medal for his efforts. Kenny was only 18 seconds away from the overall class win. Page 30 March 2011 Dusty Times

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I· 12th, Jake Laff was 13th overall, Jamie Campbell was 14th and Jay Shain took the 15th spot. Arnoldo Gutierrez Jr. finished 16th overall, although they started last because they couldn't get the engine fired, Ross Mattox was awarded 17th place, 18th place went to Lucas Knecht. Johnny Burns was 19th, he drove the car on Saturday and Randy Jones drove in the Sunday race and Rob Archibald was in the 20th spot. Raul Solano was in 21st overall, perhaps running without a passenger in the other seat is causing problems, Sterling Mc-Bride was 22nd and Bryan Meyers was 23rd to finish. So, 38 finishers out of 48 starters give us a 79% finishing average, not bad at all! There were 7 cars entered in the Class 18 fracas, five of them made their five required laps each day and that gives this class a 71 % finishing average. Well done! At the end of their four lap run on Saturday it was, once again, Kenny Freeman taking the class win, Chuck Harvey took second place honors, he was three seconds in arrears and had his son Tyler in the right seat, Chuck had no prob-lems to hinder his nice second place finish, Bob Dziurawiec fin-ished in the third spot, Anthony Perrucci was fourth in and Brad Maurer, who was in for son Dan-iel took fifth place honors. Mark Bass was the sixth car in and Kirk Hadley was the seventh and final finisher. Sunday, another four laps to complete and this time it was Daniel Maurer, son of Brad taking the big win. Daniel said, "I drove as hard as I could without break-ing the car. Bob Dziurawiec took home the silver medal, Kenny Re-delsperger, in for Chuck Harvey, drove the car on Sunday, Redels-perger was only four seconds shy when he took a third place finish, they are still fine tuning their new car and are trying to get the weight of the car down to Class mini-mums. Kenny Freeman was the fourth car in and Kirk Hadley was the fifth and final car to finish. Adding up all the lap times it was Daniel Maurer taking the Class 18 win, Chuck Harvey was Mike Boone had no trouble taking the overall win for Class 5/1600 at Primm, he's seen here just before one of many touchdowns. second, he was a mere 4 seconds Karl Scanlan was the third place out of the class win, Kenny Free- finisher, Dave Wilson was fourth man was another 14 seconds back in and that's all she wrote. in third place, Bob Dziurawiec In the Sunday race it was Blake finished fourth overall and Kirk Slater taking the gold medal, he Hadley was the fifth place overall had his trannt dialed in and was in the class. happy with the result, Dave Jen-Class 3000 was next up, there kins took the silver, Dave reported were eight of them entered and · no problems during the race, Karl five of them put in all of their four Scanlan was the bronze medal laps to give them a 62% finishing winner and Richard Scott was first average. When they completed off the podium. their five laps on Saturday it was So, adding the numbers up it Chad Dohrman taking the class was Chad Dohrman winning the win, he had a brake problem dur- overall for the class, Blake Slater ing the race but he thought they took second overall, he was 22 could take care of it overnight, seconds out of the class win, Karl Blake Slater was second to finish, Scanlan was the third overall fin-He had a few tranny problems, isher and that's all there were. Garrett Evans couldn't get a lot higher than this without orbit, Garrett took the overall win in the Class 8 competition. Tim Lawrence literally flew his good looking truck to the Class 7 win at Primm, Tim had four minutes on 2nd place overall. The Class 5 event had only had seven cars entered and only two of them made it all the way. When they came around for the checkered flag on Saturday it was Jim Anderson, happily taking a nice win, Michelle Bruckman was 10 minutes back in second place, Steve Alexander finished in the third spot Mike Benedict finished in the fourth spot, no problems reported. In the Sunday Class 5 event it was Jim Anderson taking the win again, he was hit by another car but that didn't slow him down, Michelle Bruckman was seven minutes in arrears but still took the second place finish, Steve Alexander failed to finish his laps and Mike Benedict ran trouble free. As a side note, Mike teaches a high school auto shop and it is in that class that his car is prepped. So, a quick recap: Jim Anderson won the Class 5 races both days for a nice first overall win, Mi-chelle Bruckman took second overall honors and that's all there was. Next up were the Class 5/ 1600 bugs, there were four of them entered and, are you ready?, all four of them finished their four re-quired laps each day. At. the end of four laps on Saturday it was Mike Boone taking the class win, Mike Continued on page 32 Michael Ward was the big winner in the class 9 competition, Michael beat 27 other Class 9's for the 6 minute overall victory. It was a bronze medal finish overall for Rusty Stevens in the Class Erick Burfield drove his Class .9 car to a third overall finish in the Wayne Lugo flew his good lookin' Ford pickup to the third place 7 contest, Rusty is seen here on the home stretch. races, Erick is seen here headin' for the home stretch. overall finish in the Heavy Metal Class, here in flight. Michael Brenner flew his Bug to a third place overall finish in the Sean Mecham finished first off the podium in the Class 1 race, Sean It was a fourth place finish overall in Class 10 for Hector Garcia, StockBug Class at Primm, just three minutes behind the class leader. is seen here in flight on his way to the finish line. Hector is seen here flying towards the finish line. 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I I I (II I I • 'I I I I' , I ,--, I 'I-, ,---,--\.' I I I\ • ' '. \ •'•I\ 1 I I I \ I \ , \ ' \ \ I\\\\\ I\ I • I I I I Roger Starkey braces himself for a hard landing as he heads to a Kenny Freeman, who must have run in a dozen races was the fourth It was a fourth place overall finish for Jerry Stewart at Primm, he's fourth overall finish in the Class 12 conflict. place finisher in Class 13, here nicely airborne. seen here just at takeoff, headin' for the barn. A nice two races for Matt McBride, Matt took the gold medal both days, he took the overall win with four minutes to spare. reported no mechanical problems during the race, Tommy Craft finished in second place, he was just under four minutes behind the leader, Serena Pruett was the third car to finish and John Berry was tail end Charlie, finishing in the fourth spot. The Sunday Class 5/1600 race was almost a repeat of the Satur-day event, Mike Boone claimed first place once more, again, Mike had no problems during the race, Tommy Craft took second place honors, he had no problems to upset his race, John Berry laid claim to third place and Serena Pruett finished in the fourth slot. Class 5/1600 recap, adding up all the lap times we have Mike Boone taking the overall class win, Tommy Craft took second place honors, Serena Pruett was the bronze medal winner and John Berry was the fourth place finisher. The Class 7 trucks were next up, there were 16 of them entered, they had five laps top run for their race and there were only seven fin-ishers for the weekend. They had a 43% finishing average. When tl).ey came in for the checkered flag it was Tim Lawrence taking a nice win, Keith Basso was the second truck to finish, Keith has one of the few single seat Class 7 trucks, and he had a great race on Satur-day, Rusty Stevens was the third finisher and Troy Messer was the fourth truck to finish, he reported having no problems and Tom Degen finished in fifth place and Brandon Walsh was sixth truck in. Robbie Cockrell took the class win both days at SNORE Primm, Robbie had seven minutes in hand when both days races were over. On Sunday it was time for Tim Lawrence to take the checkered flag, Rusty Stevens was second truck in, he was 25 seconds in arrears, Keith Basso was stuck in third place, he couldn't gain on the leader so he concentrated on not breaking the truck, Troy Mess-er took fourth place honors, he was forced into a berm and it bent his exhaust, and Russ Ramsey took the fifth finishing position, Russ said the truck is brand new and they are tuning the suspen-sion and looking forward to doing better in the future. Taking all the lap times into consideration it ended up with Tim Lawrence taking the overall Class 7 win, Keith Basso was four minutes behind in second place, Rusty Stevens was another two minutes back in third place and Troy Messer was another seven minutes back in the fourth spot. There were only three trucks entered in the Class 8 contest. Todd Wyllie took the Saturday win, Garrett Evans completed his five Saturday laps in spite of an oil leak that was getting danger-ous to the motor. Sunday Garre,tt swapped seats with his co-driver, Wayne Miller, who drove the Sun-day race and they went on to take the overall win in the class saying the shocks were going away. Todd Wyllie ended up second overall for the class. It was a 33% finishing average for Class 8. Class 9 had 28 entrants, they had four laps to complete each day, alas, only 11 of them complet-ed all their laps, thus a 39% finish-ing rate. On Saturday it was Bud Ward, son of Michael Ward run-ning away from everyone for the class win, Bud thought the course was relatively smooth, Steve John-son kept him honest by finishing second, two minutes in arrears, Tanner Stover was the third car in, another minute back, Dalton Davis was the fourth car in and Eric Burfield was fifth to finish. Jimmy Taranto was the sixth place finisher, Cameron Blackley was lucky seventh to finish, Conner Sprawls finished in eighth spot, This was the first race ever for Conner, he admitted had a great time, Clay Lenard was the ninth place finisher and Jeff Strait took the 10th spot. Jeff ran trouble free on Saturday felt ill on Sunday and had his friend Sean Dunn drive the car for him. Derek Dixon was the 11th place finisher. The Sunday Class 9 event saw Bud Ward taking another Class 9 win, Bud said the course was a lot rougher on Sunday, Steve Johnson finished in second place, he was four minutes behind the leader, Conner Sprawls was the third place finisher, Eric Burfield took fourth place honors and Jimmy Tatanto came in fifth. Clay Lenard " took sixth place, Jeff Strait came in seventh, Derek Dixon took the eighth finishing spot, Dalt6n Davis finished in ninth place, Cameron Blackly was the 10th car in and Tanner Stover was the 11th car to finish. Overall, it was Michael Ward taking a really nice win, Steve Curt Geer was the fourth place overall finisher in Class 1600, Curt Furth place overall in Class 7 went to Troy Messer, Troy is seen here Jimmy Taranto finished first off the podium in the class 9 contest, was a mere five seconds out of a medal finish. getting ready to reach for the stars. Jimmy was less than a minute out of the third overall position. In the StockBug Class it was Cory Vandermark taking the fourth Dennis Boyle was the fifth place finisher in the Class 1 category, Billy Gereghty could only garner a fifth place finish overall in the place overall finish, he's seen here headin' for home. Dennis is seen here flyin' high on his way to the finish line. Class 12 contest, he's seen here flyin' high, heading for the checkers. Page 32 March 2011 Dusty Times 7

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',' I ' J I '• •' • • ' 1 • I , JI I I'/ } I J I t I I I I I • It I I I I I > I • t 1' • Bill and Billy Shapley drove to a fifth place overall finish in Class 13 Jason Cagle drove his besmirched truck to a fifth overall finish in It was a fifth overall finish in Class 1600 for Aaron Hawley, Aaron at Primm, here at landing, slightly askew. Class 1450 at Primm, he's seen here letting it all hang out. was only 14 seconds away from a third place finish. Johnson finished second, he was six minutes behind the leader, Eric Burfield was another sev-en minutes back in third place, Jimmy Taranto finished fourth overall, he was another minute in arrears and Conner Sprawls finished fifth overall, he was an-other 36 seconds back. Another 18 seconds back was Dalton Davis, he finished in sixth place, Tanner Stover was the seventh car in, Cameron Blackley was the eighth place finisher, Clay Lenard was the ninth car, Jeff Strait finished in 10th place and Derek Dixon was the 11th car to finish. The Heavy Metal guys had nine trucks in the class, only three of them made the required five laps each day, thus a 33% finishing rate for the class. Matt McBride took the gold medal in the Sat-urday race, Jonathon Libby was just under a minute in arrears in second place, Wayne Lugo was another 58 seconds back in third place, reporting a trouble free race, Richard Cretsinger was the fourth truck in and George Rosen-baum held fifth place. On Sunday, there was another five laps to go and once agai'n, it was Matt McBride taking the class wir,, in spite of pitting for a blink-ing oil pressure light, Jonathon Lib-kLwas three minutes behind, in second P,:\ce and Wayne Lugo came in another 14 secpnds back in third place. Adding up all the times we had Matt McBride taking the class overall win, Jonathon Libby David Hendrickson scored big at Primm, he was the StockBug class winner, David only had 42 seconds in hand when he took the checkers. was four minutes back, in second reported no problems with the place and Wayne Lugo was an- truck. other minute and change further In the Sunday event it was Rob-back in third place overall ·for the bie Cockrell once again taking the class. class win, he took the lead early The NAPA Chassis 7S Chal-on and was never headed, Megan lenge was up next, there were six Lopez took second place honors vehicles entered and two of them and that's all there was! Peter would make it all the way through Garfinkle bent something under-their four required laps each day. neath and the steering wheel was That gave them a 33% finishing cranked about 25 degrees to the average. On Saturday it was Rob- left to keep the truck in a straight eie Cockrell taking the class win, line. he led almost the entire race, Me-In total, Robbie Cockrell was gan Lopez started the race but was the overall class winner at the unwell and had Kevin Maximum Battle At Primm and Megan Lo-finish for her, he was second to pez took the silver medal. finish, seven minutes in arrears Next up was the StockBug in spite of putting the truck on group, there were 17 of them ready its side, Joshua Starr finished in to race and 11 of them would the third spot and Peter Garfinkle make the six required laps for the finished first off the podium, he weekend. When they finished the Steve Schwab was the only entry in StockFull class, Steve motored around for nine laps and took the Class win. first days event it was David Hen-drickson taking a big win, Scott Wisdom took the silver medal, he was 43 seconds in arrears, John Paul Rosenveldt was the third car in, Hailey Mahoney was the fourth finisher and Michael Brenner fin-ished in the fifth spot. Robert Johnson took sixth place honors, he Jiad his daughter Kylee in the right seat, Dave Cote finished seventh, he was just another two seconds back, Cory Vandermark was eighth in, he was another 30 seconds in arrears, Ryan McCrory finished ninth, he rolled his car on the first lap Luke McMillin was 10th to finish and Chris Green was the 11th car in. On Sunday it was Jamie Altman in for Jason Gutzmer, Jamie turned the fast time for the class, he took a great win after Saturdays dnf with tranny trouble Michael Brenner was second in, Scott Wisdom came in two seconds later for third place, David Hendrickson was the fourth car in, and Cory Vandermark was fifth to take the checkers, Cory said he had two good days of rac-ing, Robert Johnson was the sixth car to finish, he said his engine was running rough for a while, perhaps water in the fuel, Ryan McCrory was lucky seventh, Ryan lost a coil wire which cost him some time, Dave Cote finished in eighth place and Chris Green was the ninth place finisher. A bit of addition and the over-all StockBug Class win went to David Hendrickson, he lost the left front portion of the car early Continued 1n p11e 34 Russ Ramsey drove his really good looking truck to a fifth overall Conner Sprawls was the fifth place finisher in the Class 9 contest, John Houlton was the sixth place finisher overall in the Class 13 finish in Class 7, seen here navigating a tight turn. Conner is seen here on his way to the beautiful checkered flag. fight, John is seen here just at touchdown. Clyde Ahrens grabs a lot of air on his way to a sixth place finish in Kyle Conlon, seen here early in the Class 1600 race was the sixth It was a sixth place overall finish in Class 9 for Dalton Davis, Dalton the Class 1450 battle, a long 1st lap on Sunday didn't help him. place finisher, he was only 48 seconds out of 3rd place. is seen here making one of many landings for the day. Dusty Times March 2011 Page 33

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I I I I I I f I ; I I I t • I I I • I t I \ I \ 1 J t I i I ! I • \ I t t I I t I I ~ r ' • '• t f f • r • ! f 1 \!I• I I• I\\ I\\ I '\\\\ I•\ I\\ Scott Crampton was the seventh overall finisher in the Class 1450 Luke Mc Millin was a wee bit off the winning pace in the Class 1600 Corey Goin was the eighth place overall finisher in the Class 1600 race, seen here with all the suspension hanging out. battle at Primm, Luke finished seventh overall in the race. battle, Corey is seen here at speed on the course. Blaine Conrad was the ninth place finisher in the Class 1600 events, It was a 10th place overall finish for Bryo,n Ziegler in the Class 1600 Chris Boyer was the 11th overall car to finish in the Class 1600 battle, seen here a bit too close to the berm. Blaine is seen here at one of many takeoffs. races, Bryon is seen here nicely airborne. on but kept digging and man- rode all the way in the right seat, another two and a half minutes aged to take the class win, Scott they encountered no problems for in arrears. Michael built the car Wisdom was 40 seconds behind their two races, Michael Brenner himself, he had two good days in second place, his father Wes took third place honors, he was of racing, Cory Vandermark was BOBBEB BU#IB t:UPB Page 34 RACE RADIOS •~KENWOOD ~ ---l .... March 2011 another minute back in the fourth spot and Robert Johnson was the fifth car in. Ryan McCrory took a sixth place overall finish, Dave Cote was another minute back in seventh spot and Chris Green was the eighth car to finish. The Stock Full Class only had one entry, Steve Schwab. Steve got his four laps in on Saturday and only finished three laps in the Saturday affair. The UTV - Pro class had three entries but ohly one of them, No-lan Remlinger was able to take the checkered flag both days. Nola~ completed five of the six required laps for the weekend. Last, but certainly not least was the VORE -VC event. There were three of them entered but only one would see the checkers both days. They had four laps to run each day and on Saturday it was Buettner Hunter taking the win and Arturo Benevides finishing four minutes in arrears. On Sunday, only Arturo Ben-evides completed all four laps and he took home the gold medal in class for the weekend. And so it ended, another vir-tual triumph for the SNORE folks, putting on great races for a horde of vehicles. Next on tap ,, is the SNORE General Tire Mint 400, March 25-27, 2011. See y al there111111111 6 Nolan Remlinger took the overall win in the UTV-Pro Class races, Nolan is seen here nicely airborne headin' for the checkers. Arturo Benevides had an easy time of it at Primm, he was the only finisher in the VORE-VC contest, seen here on the way home. Dusty Times

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t ' ~ t ' • I ' • I • • I I I • • • ! l • f j • 1 l \ • I I I J • J I I • I 1 •II I I, J /I• I I I I • I I I I I t I t I I l~IAT PRAIRIE CITY 2004 REVISITED The Return By Bubba Ray Boudreaux Photos: Stepahnie Baxter After spending three Saturday, the 27th of forgetting someone? Why, yes weekends over the span of September was the date for the I am. The Clan of Kordonowy, three months over in the west-start of the festivities. Keeping Dennis and David had both central Nevada area fighting with a successful program of their cars entered and both the native spirits of the started in the spring; they held drivers were the tire changers desert, the Valley Off Road tech, registration, practice and of record for both cars. Racing Association returned the infamous tire changing Now it was kind of to the mile long short course competition. confusing for the spectators, track at Prairie City outside A total of five crews and but the Kordonowys took Sacramento, CA. While several six cars were entered in the down Sam Berri with David's classes had already crowned tire changing competition. car, while they fell to the Elrod· a season winner during our Sam Berri, Bili Minteer, crew in the semi-final using stay in Nevada, several other Matt Taylor, Dale Smith and Dennis' car. So with that, class battles were heating up to Wes Elrod had their rides David and Dennis got revenge 1white-hot conditions. getting jacked. Oh wait, am I and captured the title with .s i II. I I I ... I • Page 35 Home a, 'l"lle Race Auto Race car I Pre Runner I sand car 818-998-2739 9763 VARIEL AVENUE, CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 March 2011 I I i fD 2 a • t • Finishing second in both heats gave the top podium position to Mike lehners, seen here in his good looking Class 1 car. After a long layoff, Randy Miller was back in action and he took first place in both Semi-Pro heats at Sacramento. David's car. For the record, this was David's second win in the contest. Practice saw the powerful monster Class 1 car, commanded by Steve Sullivan grab some serious air coming up the hill into the westside turn. Unfortunately, after a few air outs, Sullivan was relegated to repair duties as the right rear suspension and mechanicals came apart upon landing. No biggie with Sullivan, the first driver, gained a vast amount of experience throughout the season fighting rear-end problems, yet remained competitive. Sunday the 28th saw the return to race action on the track and for fans and racers alike, there was going to be some twists and turns that even the track couldn't match. SEMI-PRO The Semi-Pro class saw the return of the famous Desert Tortoise driven by Randy Miller. After a two year layoff, I guess Miller decided it was time to make his return to race action. Points leader Wes H arbor had built up a sizable lead with Jon Gurney in that so far away second spot. With Vince the flagman high in the tower and Tim the starter down on the line, they lined up the cars. The engines revved, the crowd went silent and the flag dropped for not a "Gold Rush", but for the infamous Oklahoma "Boomer Sooner" Land Rush Start. Miller ran off with the lead and Harbor kept his second spot. Prescott began to smoke, which rumor had it was only oil on the exhaust, but he didn't let it phase him any. Dan Keefer in the little Dodge DS0 rolled on the backstretch on Lap 6, but was quickly righted and he kept on trucking. Somewhere along the way, Gurney lost the left rear tire which hurt his chances at placing in the heat . When the checkered flag dropped, it was the same running order as the start with Miller, Harbor and Prescott. The start of the second heat saw more swapping than down at the local drive-in on a Saturday afternoon. Chere Lehners claimed the holeshot Don Moss drove his four wheel drive Ford to a win in both heats, that gave him the Class 8 glory for the weekend. Dusty Times

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• • \ t I• l >II 1 I•' f 4 t f I I f I I! t 1 Steve Souza racked up a second and a first in the heats and that gave him the Class 9 win in Round 3 of the short course races. Glen McAdon is beautifully airborne as he heads for yet another third place in Class 10, it gave him second in class for the two heats. with B.J. Butcher second and to third and Butcher stayed in Miller third. Nevertheless, in a third. By the time the cars made blink of an eye, Miller slipped the run up the hill, Harbor had into first with Lehners dropping slipped by Lehners and then I I • , 1 • I I / I I • I I I t I I I \ ( I I • I I ' \ I I I ~ I I I , ~ I • I I I t t \ \ • \ \ I \ \ \ \ \ • I \ \ I I I \ I 1 • t I Broe Ross garnered a first and a second in the Class 7 heats and that gave him the win for the short course weekend. went by Butcher coming out of the westside turn. By Lap 4, Harbor was letting Miller know that he wasn't the points leader by laying back. The two drivers did battle for just about the rest of the race, but by the time the final flag for the Semi-Pro class dropped for the day, Miller had made a clean sweep for the day. Harbor took second while Gurney was able to slip into the third spot. CLASS 1 Throughout the season, Sam Berri had gained a steel-like grip on the points lead with Steve Sullivan looking in with binoculars from second and Dennis Kordonowy just behind him in third. To throw chaos into the mix, Berri showed up to Prairie City with a "new" car. He definitely has ways to mess with the minds of his fellow competitors. When the green flag dropped, Sullivan was nowhere to be found on the track, so Mike Lehners took the holeshot, with Kordonowy, Ryan Sargent and Berri with him in a jumbled up mess. Berri though was able to move up into third place. By the time Berri and Kordonowy made their way up the hill, they were fighting for second place with Sargent falling off the pace. Finally, Berri made the pass out on the eastside turn and didn't look back. Sullivan was able to get out on the track to grab some points, but his car was just not right for racing at the moment. The westside turn had somehow turned into a dirt slip-n-slide as the cars could not find any traction. On Lap 5, Berri began making up ground on Lehners, who had been running like a robber. Berri finally caught Lehners on Lap 6 and they bumped out on the eastside. Nevertheless, both drivers quickly recovered and went back to racing. On Lap 7, Lehne rs and Berri came out of the westside turn and Lehners had found approximately 10 tons of loose, dry dirt and went hammer down. About 9.5 tons of that dirt ended up blasting Berri and for a second, Berri was lost but was able to recover and began tracking Lehners down for revenge. Berri's revenge came on the final lap when he was able to get by Lehners down at the eastside turn and flew up the hill to claim first. Lehners placed second and Kordonowy claimed third. The second heat saw the return of Sullivan to the start line. At the start, it was the Berri and Sullivan show. It was the experienced off road racer having to use skill to compete with the horsepower of Sullivan, who runs a Chevy block that breathes fire to power him around the dirt. Lehners was left out of the game sitting back in third. Sullivan and Berri had a hot and heavy battle for most of the race. Sullivan would use his horsepower advantage, racing down the straights to keep Berri behind 011 MEXICAN 1000 RALLY ay 4-8, 2011 Cl I t -JOIN THE LEGENDS AND LIVE YOUR BAJA D~S! Come join the ultimate Baja Social Club in the 2011 Mexican 1000. Registration is Dusty Times 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 teams. REGISTER NOW to secure your place in our amazing 2011 event! Questions? Just call us or visit our website for all the details and updated info. HONORING THE PAST. See you in Baja. Ole! National Off Road Racing Association I \ Since 1967 FORGING TH_E FUTURE. 661.268.1232 March 2011 Page 36

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r • • i < f I,• I/,,,, 1, •',•I t I J t I O I f J f I I I J t \II 1 ' I I I 1 • • , t) \ t I•• I , ',.,,.,,,, •I• I t I I I • t I• t I , I / I I It I •••• • I t I I , , • , I l I \ I I•' l t • 1 Out of the money in the first heat, Steve Sullivan took the second heat win in Class 1 and second in class for the weekend. A first and a second in the Class 9 battles gave the silver medal to Rich Steiger, seen here in wonderfully level flight. him. Finally, somewhere past halfway, Sullivan's horsepower gave him another advantage. A rock the size of a small, domesticated animal was thrown up by Sullivan which impacted on Berri's helmet, along with a mass amollnt of dirt, which got into Berri's eyes. Straight from the victim, Berri stated that he should have backed off to clear his vision, but got caught in the heat of the moment and soldiered on. Unfortunately he ran off the track at one point and ripped up the left rear suspension which took him out of the battle. Sullivan was able to keep the lead and not only did he take the checkered flag, but it was Sullivan's first victory and only had third gear during the race. With the adversity Sullivan faced during the season, it was a well deserved victory. Lehners was able to pass up Berri for second, and Berri brought the crippled car home for third. CLASS 7 The battle of the small trucks has turned out to be the hottest points race in VORRA this year. Best guess estimates has it that by the return to the track, four drivers had held the lead sometime during the season. At the drop of the flag, it was Greg Hosmann. Two-time and current series champion Patty Hayos and Billy Manfroy though had taken up positions right behind Hosmann and it was anyone's ball game. To add a little more heat, Brian €annon had come up in a fancy Ranger to see what VORRA was all about, but unfortunately he blew the transmission and rear end during practice and didn't take the line. Nevertheless, another sharp looking truck, belonging to Broe Ross had shown up and had made some waves during practice. When the starter gave the signal, Hayos with a refreshed engine was able to get off the line first with Ross, Hosmann, and Manfroy in the mix. By the time they came up to the hill,, Ross was leading and Hosmann went wide into the A third and a first gave Patty Hayos second overall in Class 7, seen here with the Toyota in full flight. Page 37 Sam Berri won the first heat in Class 10, but major mechanicals put him out of the running in the second turn, enabling Manfroy to grab second and kicking Hosmann to third. On Lap 3, Hayos and Hosmann was engaged in battle and the Toyota of Hayos went into third past Hosmann. Manfroy was flying around in second place and though his truck sounded like a night out with the cowboys with all the backfiring, Manfroy let it be known that it was only a hole in the exhaust. Finally, when the checkered flag dropped, Ross had made a statement with his first place finish. Manfroy was second and Hayos was third. Points leader Hosmann was in fourth. Well now, how was that for a first heat? Now the points leader has lost ground on his lead. We got a newcomer laying down his own law and Hayos and Manfroy was making a show out of the whole ordeal. The second heat began just about the same way with Hayos and Ross rocketing off the line with Oscar Lara bringing his Toyota into the game. The pack went into the eastside turn with Ross leading, Hayos second and Manfroy third. Nevertheless, this time, Ross was not going to have a cakewalk to the finish. The second and third place trucks closed the distance while at the same time engaging in their own battle of who was going to be the class of the class. Hayos and Manfroy came into the westside turn on Lap 5 door handle to door handle. It was utterly amazing that the not-so friendly confines, the two drivers did not make contact through the turn. So I guess you are wondering what happened to Hosmann during all of this? Unfortunately, race tragedy struck as a spindle broke on Hosmann's truck. This not only ended Hosmann's race to the championship, but Hosmann had let it be known that if he fell out of the points championship race, he would take early retirement since his 10 year old truck was getting retired in favor of a new ride. It was his time to play cheerleader for his fellow racers. On Lap 7, Hayos was riding in second place with Manfroy wanting to take it away. They came up the hill and Manfroy had to lay on the brakes and the result was just enough of a nerf to make noise. It's truly amazing how clean and the level of sportsmanship March 2011 this class has when they race. A person could eat off their displays, that's how clean they race. Ross fell off the pace and his enabled Hayos and Manfroy to slip by and now it was time for the two drivers to kick the tires and light the fires. Unfortunately, the bad luck that struck Hosmann struck Manfroy as he lost the left rear tire. This enabled Hayos to take home first, while Ross came back up and grabbed second and Manfroy claimed third. Hayos was able to slip into the points lead by 23 points over Manfroy going into the last race of the season and well folks, that's going to be another story y'all will be reading about next month. CLASS 8 What? Class 8 at Prairie City? Yes folks, there was some big truck actic:,,n going down on the track. Points leader Kaile Vierra in his nicely done up, flat black 2WD stepside Ford came out to put the clamp down on his lead, while Don Moss caught wind of the action decided to bring out the old school 4WD Bronco to do battle with Mr. Vierra. Vierra had approximately a 70-point lead before the day began. While that kind of distance seems like a lock, there was a chance for Vierra to lose it if he no-showed. Now before I begin, there will be no complaints filed regarding a two truck race. Sounds boring, but once the green flag dropped, it was a battle. Moss, running in 4WD, used the extra traction to beat Vierra off the line and grab the lead. It appeared Vierra had the power, but with power only to the rear wheels, he was at a distinct disadvantage going through the turns. Moss used this to run the gauntlet to the checkered flag, but Vierra was on the gas not too far behind. · The second had some more excitement. Moss again grabbed the holeshot and Vierra came to a stop about 100 yards past the start. My assumption was Moss wanted competition cause when he came up to the eastside turn, he slowed considerably and by the time Vierra was back underway, the Bronco held almost a quarter mile lead. Vierra though put the hammer down and ended up sliding off the course coming out of the eastside turn, but quickly recovered and again, began the chase. By the time Moss got to the finish on Lap 8, Vierra had not only closed the formidable . gap, but came in about a whole three truck lengths behind Moss. CLASS 9 The rookie team of Lee Creiglow came out of the desert with the points lead, but Steve Souza was banging on the door. Tom Hatch was next in line and the Steiger family finally returned to racing after having taken some time off. The flag dropped and Souza quickly grabbed the lead, but was battling Rich Steiger. As they entered the eastside turn, Souza came into contact with another car and Creiglow moved into second and Eric Steiger grabbed third. Souza quickly recovered as he took away the third spot from Eric Steiger down at the eastside turn; then Souza continued marching on grabbing second. Hatch had moved into third while Creiglow was letting him know that the points race was not going to end peacefully. Going down the backstretch, Creiglow grabbed third place from Hatch and Rich Steiger was able to move into the best spot, out of the dust and leading the pack. The Creiglow team unfortunately ran into problems somewhere along the way and as the checkered flag dropped, it was Rich Steiger, Souza and Hatch claiming the top three spots. The second heat would provide as much action as Souza grabbed the holeshot with Eric Steiger and Hatch claiming the next two spots. The battle between Steiger and Hatch turned up the burners as Steiger grabbed third up on the westside turn, but then they traded spots again going down the backstretch. Hatch then entered a little fracas with another Steiger, Eric to be exact as they got into each other going through the eastside turn. Finally when the checkered flag dropped, Souza claimed first while Rich Steiger took second and Hatch was able to bring home third. Class 9 also saw the second largest field in the car classes with eight cars doing battle. It also saw the last race for the Creiglow team in the class as I was informed during a little chat with Lee that they were moving into JeepSpeed next year, but would not be leaving VORRA. CLASS 10 Now lets talk about the largest field of the day, Class 10. There was a total of 11 cars entered. Points leader Sam Berri was again doing double duty. Wes Elrod made his return to racing at Prairie City and with the longest haul award, Shane Bourel came down from Richmond, British Columbia, Canada to show the Americans that Canada doesn't only have some of the finest beverages, but they also have some folks that like to Dusty Times •

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• hammer dow~ · in the dirt. Now before I begin; I must state the obvious. Trying to pull off a perfect play by play of this class without the benefit of video replays is a task deemed impossible, yet hopefully y'all will learn that this action is the hottest in the• off road world. Berri raced out into the lead off the line, with Ardon Dennington and Elrod in the mix. High-flying David Kordonowy repeated his off course antics, but again showed that he has skills and made a quick recovery. Glen McAdon and Dale Smith had come together, but they quickly separated. During practice the day prior, Bouret showed those in attendance that the bright green machine he piloted had speed and the wing wasn't there for the bling bling factor. The only thing he was missing was an FAA flight clearance. However, since this was his first time down to Prairie City, his unfamiliarity with the track was showing as he spun on the westside turn on Lap ·2. Kordonowy disappeared somewhere along the way. Berri stretched out his lead. With so many cars racing, keeping tabs on who was doing what at the same time unfortunately was impossible. Bouret continued his show when he rolled down on the eastside turn and the only damage done was to the wing, which came apart. On Lap 7, Dennington stalled. Berri continued leading al'l.d Elrod was making a successful return as he held second. Finally at the finish when the first round of chaos was over; Berri was the no-surprise winner with Elrod raking second and McAdon claiming third. The second heat had a little different turnout. If you remember from the Class 1 battle, Berri had an unfortunate incident and missed the start. So with that, the man from Canada, minus wing grabbed the holeshot with Elrod second. Elrod though passed Bouret for the lead before they came to the finish line on Lap 1 and McAdon was second with Kordonowy third. Bill Minteer and Jason Sacks met up in the westwide turn, but both drivers were able to get back underway quickly. On Lap 2, Kordonowy was able to move into second with the wild Bouret chasing him down. On Lap 3, Bourel showed some faster than lightning reflexes. Upon taking to the air off the finish line hill, the buggy started to come around on him in midair. When he landed, the nose of the car was pointed at the guardrail. Bouret quickly recovered though and was able to slide through the westside turn. On Lap 4, Kordonowy went MIA down the hill somewhere enabling McAdon to grab third. Finally, when the chaos settled down and the checkered flag waved, Elrod claimed first while the Canadia~ brought home ' I I I I I f I I O I \ f I I \ I ~ I • I I ~ , I I I , • 1 , I I • I• I• I t I I, I I\\ l', \ •' \ \ • •, \ • secon d with wat e r b lowing from the engine a n d a promise to return t o the October race and McAdon third. WOW!!!!!!!!!!! QUADS Starting with the Hawthorne race over Labor Day weekend, VORRA began running quad races. The Hawthorne race was a successful test, so they were invited to come out to the short course for more racing. The quads were not running for points, but for glory and trophies. Three classes were divided up into the Pro, Expert and Amateur sections. A total of nine racers brought out the four wheeled rockets to do battle. In the Pro class, Lee Lazenby was able to claim first. In the Expert class, Andy Fisher took home first and last, Stu Padusso took home the Amateur title. FINAL STANDINGS Semi-Pro 1. Randy Miller 2. Wes Harbor 3. Alex Prescott. Class 1 1. Mike Lehners 2. Sam Berri 3. Steve Sullivan. Class 7 1. Broe Ross 2. Patty Hayos 3. Billy Manfroy Class 8 1. Don Moss 2. Kaile Vierra Class 9 1. Steve Souza 2. Rich steiger 3. Tom Hatch Class 10 Lee Lazenby was the Quad Pro winner, seen here at one of the few times his quad was actually on the ground. . . The amateur Quad title went to Stu Padusso, seen here winging his way towards the finish line at Sacramento. 1. Wes Elrod 2. Glen McAdon 3. Sam Berri FINAL RACE PREVIEW The VORRA crew returned to Prairie City for the last dance of the season with the Halloween Party Saturday night and the racing Sunday. As you can see, several points races went down to the wire and I assure you, there will be some surprises when you read about it. [~ ,, . Why aren't you a Dusty Times Subscriber? l It's so much easier to receive Dusty Times in your mailbox each month, getting all the latest news and race and rally reports, written by the best off road journalists in the business. Don't miss an issue! Subscribe now! Foreign Subscriotions 1 Year ........... ~ ... $55.00* 1 Vear ............... $25.00 2 Years ............ $40.00 2 Years ........... $110.00* 3 Years ............. $55.00 3 Years ........... $165.00* *Prices are in U.S. Dollars Air mail rates on request. See complete subscription form on page 3. DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311 Dusty TJmes March 2011 Page 38

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r , , , , , , , , , , , t 1, • ,If o •·It I I••'•• I • I; 'II • 1 1 I I I••• I I t,, ft•• JI t l I • more Trail Notes ... from page 7 FINAL FLAG -On January 31, 2011, Chuck Mathews crossed the finish line of life after a courageous six-year battle with colon cancer. We are deeply grateful to his doctors, Clyde Ikuta and Ajit Maniam, for making his strong fight possible. Chuck was born in Bakersfield, California, on October 21, 1937. He was a resident of Buena Park, California, since 1970. Chuck is survived by his wife of almost 53 years, Marilyn; his children Susan, Donna, Bobby and Danny; his grandchildren Bryan, Brandon, Eric, Michelle, Heather, Allison, Christina and Charlene; his great-grandchildren Emma and Brandon. He is also survived by his sister, Arlene Birdsong; his brother, Pat Mathews; his nieces Lenore and Valerie, and his nephews Brian and Ben. He is predeceased by hts father Edward Mathews and mother Mary Jane Meyer (Whiting). Chuck's greatest passion in life was car racing ... on-road and off-road. His favorite times in life were spent in the deserts of California, Nevada, Arizona, and of course, Baja. Nothing made him happier than watching his sons, grandsons, and good friends on the track. He loved all of the friends he met along the way. May he rest in peace. L'EsTAGE WINS 100 AcRE Woon RALLY, HANSON MAINTAINS CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD -Salem, MO (February 15th, 2011) -Antoine L'Estage and Nathalie Richard have won the 2011 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood after a flawless drive from start to end. L'Estage set a blistering pace early on, winning ten of the event's fifteen special stages and finishing 17. 7 seconds ahead of international rally ace David Higgins. This victory was a particularly sweet one for L'Estage, who celebrated his birthday on Saturday, the second and final day of the rally. Subaru Rally Team USA's David Higgins and co-driver Craig Drew placed second overall, netting their first points of the season and keeping pressure on L'Estage as they gave chase for the duration of rally. Higgins' Subaru teammate Dave Mirra rounded out the podium by maintaining third overall through most of the event with a solid drive. This is the second consecutive podium finish of the season for Mirra and co-driver Marshall Clarke, who are coming into their own after only two events together. A surprise last-minute entry from former SRT USA driver Travis Pastrana was short lived when Pastrana and co-driver Jeremy Wimpey crashed and rolled their 2007 ex-Colin McRae WRX STI on a left-hand corner on the second stage of the rally. The Rally in the 100 Acre Wood is based in Salem, Missouri and is well known for its fast and flowing stage roads. The best teams from all over North America and beyond gathered to contest over 120 competitive miles spread throughout the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. This year crews were challenged with unusually damp conditions after heavy rainfall on the Thursday before the rally began. The 100 Acre Wood Rally is the second of six rounds in the Rally America National Championship and has traditionally been won by Ken Block and co-driver Alex Gelsomino since 2006. Privateers Travis and Terry Hanson maintain their lead of the overall Championship before the Series heads West for rounds 3 and 4. The Hansons inherited fourth overall after ex-factory driver Ramana Lagemann and co-driver Chrissie Beavis had a big crash on Stage 8, putting them out of the rally. The Hansons had another smooth, trouble-free event, winning Super Production in their Subaru and extending their points lead over top runners David Higgins and Antoine L'Estage. Lauchlin O'Sullivan and co-driver Scott Putnam overcame various mechanical issues this weekend to place second in Super Production by only 0.6 seconds on Roman Pakos. O'Sullivan spent his day closing the gap between himself and Pakos after losing time to him on the second loop of stages. O'Sullivan placed sixth overall. Pakos and guest co-driver Bartosz Sawicki finished third in class and seventh overall. In two-wheel drive competition, Wyatt Knox charged to a commanding first place finish with co-driver Ole Holter, finishing nearly three minutes ahead of Chris Greenhouse and Brian Johnson. Greenhouse claimed second in the 2-Wheel Drive (2WD) National, but was concentrating on his Group 2 Regional effort, which he won on Friday and placed second on Saturday. Ford Racing driver Dillon Van Way claimed third place in 2WD after dealing with electrical issues on the opening day of the rally. Van Way was unable to make up time on Greenhouse on Saturday's stages and finished 19th overall. The next event in the 2011 Rally America Championship is the Olympus Rally in Ocean Shores, Washington from April 30th to May 1st. ALUMI CRAFT NAMED 2011 LIMITED BUGGY CLASS OFFICIAL SPONSOR -With preparations underway for its season opener Saturday, February 26th at Glen Helen Raceway , the Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series announced today that Alumi Craft will be the 2011 Limited Buggy class sponsor. "Alumi Craft is a strong stable name in the off road ~ommunity with a great product and outstanding customer support. We are excited to have them join us in our effort to spotlight the grassroots racers." said Race Director Lee Perfect. "There will be some great battles in the Alumi Craft Limited Buggy class this year, with a good mix of veteran racers and new talent moving up from the Kart classes. There are a lot of drivers to keep an eye on in this class and the Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series will be a fun, budget friendly venue to do it in. We appreciate that companies like Alu mi Craft are willing to support Short Course Off Road Racing at the regional level." "Alu mi Dusty Times Craft is excited about being partners with Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series as the Limited Buggy class"sponsor. The regional series gives us the opportunity to support all competitors in the class. We feel that the regional series and the Limited Buggy class itself is a great stepping-stone into professional short course racing. Short Course racing has become a passion with our company in the past four years. We are pleased at where Lucas Oil has taken the sport," said John Cooley, President of Alu mi Craft. About Alumi Craft: Alumi Craft is the premier racecar chassis manufacturer in the off road industry. Crafting cars from lengths of 4130 Chromoly tubing is our specialty. We offer a variety of vehicles to accommodate the professional off road racer to the recreational driver. For the past three years, ALUM I CRAFT has claimed Three Pro Buggy championships and a Super Buggy Championship in Short Course. The drivers who aided ALUMI CRAFT in achieving the repeat are Rob MacCachren, Chuck Cheek, and Cameron Steele and CJ Greaves. For more information on the Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series presented by Daystar, please see RACER X MoTORSPORTs, INc. JoINS LucAs OIL OFF RoAD -With the start of the 2011 series fast-approaching, the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series is proud to announce a partnership with Racer X Communications. Racer X Motorsports, Inc. is a distributor and manufacturer servicing the off-road racing and recreation markets. They distribute radios, intercoms, and communication products; Mil-Spec electrical switches, circuit breakers, and wiring components; Specialized Fueling Systems and Safety Equipment. The company's customer base is even more diverse than their product selection, as the company services the southwest and midwest of the USA, and they reach South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and Europe as well. For the 2011 season, Racer X Motorsports will be handling all of the official communications needs at this year's races, from racer communication to staff communication. "We are very excited about our enhanced relationship with the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series," says Racer X Motorsports' owner Michael Cohen. "Racer X Motorsports has supported the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series since its inception. We started off supporting the series' excellent Racer Contingency Program while also racing our own Pro Buggy in the series. Since then, our short-course-racing customer base has blossomed and now to be the official communications provider for the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series is truly an honor." "Our plans are to make communications easier and more consistent for everyone involved," says Lucas Oil Off-Road Series Director Tony Vanillo. "The officials have their hands full running the race and coordinating with television personnel to capture the action and excitement, and there simply is no room for delay or error." Allowing Racer X Motorsports to handle communications will help series officials concentrate on the task at hand, which is to run the top short-course off-road racing series in the world. "Equally important to Racer X Motorsports, Inc. is the communication for the racers, their teams, and their spotters," added Racer X's Michael Cohen. "We will be at every Lucas Oil Off Road Race this season with our well-stocked and equipped support trailer. In addition, we will be putting on Radio and Spotter seminars for veterans and rookies alike. Seminar topics will include radio etiquette, effective radio communication, installation and maintenance tips, and even in-field troubleshooting in the event of a malfunction." Adding Racer X Motorsports' equipment and expertise is the latest example of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series push to maximize exposure to the action, drama, and fun of modern-day short-course racing. About the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series: The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series is the evolution of the long standing support of short course racing by Forrest Lucas and Lucas Oil Products. Steeped in the Midwest tradition of short course off road racing infused with a West Coast influence, Lucas . Oil Off Road Racing brings intense four wheel door to door -action to challenging, fan friendly tracks. Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series: This is Short Course. For more information please visit March 2011 HAPPENINGS from page 7 Sept 3-4, 2011 Crandon Off Road Crandon, WI Sept 1S, 2011 Chicagoland Speed SUPER SERIES (PTY) Lm. P.O. Box 706 ToYsFoRTOTS (619) 252-1197 /(619) 252-3093 UNADILLA VALLEY SPORTS CENTER P.O. Box 5119 EDMESTON, NY 13335 (606) 965-8784/FAX: (606) 905-8784 <> VORRA VALLEY OFF RoAD RACING AssOCIATION 1970 EAsr 2ND STREET RENO, NV 89502 775-287-0615 <> May 27-30, 2011 Yerington 300 Desert Race Yerington, NV July 1S-17 , 2011 USA 500 Mile Desert Race Reno -Sparks, NV September 2-S, 2011 24 Hour Endurance Race Fallon, NV VICENTE GUERRERO OFFRoADCLUB PRoFO. CENOVIO GAMBOA 011-52-616-6-21-91 (2-6 p.m.) WESTERN OFF ROAD RACING AssoclATION LARRY HENDERSON (604) 538-0692 WORRA P.O.Box 3241 SUMAS WA 98295 WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA WHEEL To WHEEL OFF RoAD RACING PATRICK McGUIRE P.O. Box376 ADAMSBURG, PA (412) 527-6556 WHIPLASH MOTORSPORTS 2939 E; Grovers Ave. PHOENIX, AZ 8503z' (602) 971-3730 <> December (TBA), 2010 ACP,AZ WISCONSIN MOTORSPORTS SHOW (414) 747-1711 WiscoNsIN Ow RoAD FESnv AL TERRY OR BEV FRIDAY 5913 so. U.S. HWY 45 0sHKOSH, WL 54901 (414) 688-5509 w ORLD SERIES OF OFF ROAD RACING FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP P.O. Box99 CRANDON, WISCONSIN 54520 303-880-7221 <www.WRC.COM> XTREME INTERNATIONAL 1863 CoMMANDER DRIVE LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ 86403 (520) 855-RACE/(520) 855-2208 BAJA OFFICE: 011-526-6225 ZR PROMOTIONS LUIS RENE MONTANO C. CALZADA lNDEPENDENCIA 200 -5 Col. lNSURGENTES EsTE 21280 MEXICALI, BC, MX (686) 564 6653 At:t:ent:ion Race & Rallr Organi:er!-List _y2ur coming events in DUSTY • 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 sched-ules as soon as p<_>ssible for listing in this column; it could bring you some extra entries! 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','' , ' ' .. , • I I , I , t I • I , • , • I I I \ \ ~ , l \ • • , , 1 , , I , , , ' ' • , • I l, • • • • • • t I• O • ' f I• l \ t •I\\ I\ I I\\ 1 • \ I \ BFGaadricli Warranty*. Additional performance features for the BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A tire include: All-New BFGoodrich~Rugged Ter-. rain TIA~ TireReady For Adventure Rugged-looking, long-wearing light truck tire built tough enough for, work or play CAREFREE, Ariz. (March 3, 2011) -Designed to take drivers to their next adven-ture, BFGoodrich® Tires in-troduces the Rugged Terrain T / A® tire, the newest entry in BFGoodrich Tires' broad light truck tire lineup. Available for purchase on May 1, the BFGoodrich Rug-ged Terrain T / A tire is de-signed for light truck and sport utility vehicle driv-ers looking to upgrade to a tire with aggressive off-road looks combined with low rolling resistance, reduced noise and year-round trac-tion. The tire is offered in 36 sizes ranging from 15 to 20 inches in diameter, in-cluding LRE-rated sizes to provide drivers with addi-tional load-carrying capacity. As BFGoodrich Tires con-tinues to push the limits in both off-road and on-road performance categories, the "hybrid" tire category - a tire with off-road looks and a smooth ride on-road -has continued to grow and· evolve. The. addition of the Rugged Terrain T / A tire fills this void in the brand's por,tfolio and incre-ases the BFGoodrich brand's ligh,t. truck. marke:r-cqverage to 97 Tires percent in the P-metric and 95 percent in the LT-metric categories. "At BFGoodrich Tires, our goal is to create qual-ity products that appeal to every kind of driver," said Marcus Baffoe-Bonnie, coun-try marketing manager for BFGoodrich Tires. "The BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T / A tire fits distinctly be-tween the Long Trail T / A® Tour tire, which is designed for pure on-road driving, and the All Terrain T / A®KO tire, which can go as far off-road as you want. The Rug-ged Terrain T / A tire is for drivers who want a versatile tire to go to work during the week as well as on a weekend adventure." Years of development went into the design of the Rugged Terrain T / A tire, with les-sons learned from engineer-ing sessions at a variety of proving grounds and tracks, hundreds of off-road races and closed testing sessions conducted with motorsports teams. A combination of tread design and compound development resulted in a 30 percent improvement over the Rugged Trail T / A® in wet weather performance. The BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A tire is also load-ed with innovative tread design features that make it one of the most capable and versatii ires available. u-per !higli-ten'sfle stee1 ca es and stiff tread blocks al-low a · 50,000-mile Manufac-'turer's Limited Tread Life Noise reducing tread de-sign features:Enables a quiet and comfortable ride . Two large circumferen-tial grooves:Evacuates water for increased hydroplaning resistance. An aggressive tread design:New BFGoodrich tire mold technology allows the tread to wrap around and continue down the tire sidewall, resulting in a bold look with enhanced off-road traction. Tread-clearing elements:Ejects gravel and mud in light off-road environments. Equal TEnsion Contain-ment System(ETEC Sys-temTM): A proprietary BF-Goodrich Tires technology that delivers toughness for all terrains. Using motorsports as a proving ground for more than 40 years, BFGoodrich® Tires is involved in every type of racing, including oval, sports car, drag, des-ert, dirt, rally and extreme rock crawling. BFGoodrich Tires combines technological expertise with vast motors-ports experience, delivering a high-performance tire for nearly every type of vehi-cle. Visit BFGoodrich Tires at www.BFGo.odrichTires. comon Facebook at www. Face book. coin/B FG oodrich-Tiresor on Twitter at www. twitter. co m/ B FG on th eT-rackand www.twitte, BFGintheDirt. * 'see Michelin Owner's 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 40 March 2011 Manual for details. For further information please contact: Dan Passe BFGoodrich Tires 864-906-0515 clan. passe@us. m ichelin. com Lela Randall Hill & Knowlton 949-223-2323 • February 2011 Checkers Report By EL Chinero Newly elected president Lin Neal (Cue the applause!) asked everybody to sign up for races so we can have enough equipment. Dues are now $75.00 and if not paid by March 1st it will be time-and-a-half. (I leave the math to the stu-dent) Lin advised that Pit Captains would not be paid until they turn in pit reports. Four gtt~sts ·seated' f:lieir Intent:' tr·· · '' i , ~' : J ,·; Rob'er\:''Kelly"' (John''Hast-ings' son) Joseph David (Spons-or -Tom Koch) Jason L-aFortune (Sponsor - Bri-an Potts) · · . · Ron Malekow (Sponsor -Brian Potts) State-of-Intent Dennis Rogers was voted in as a Pro-spective Member. JUST IN! SNORE "BAP" Feb 19-20 Andrew Neal took 47 other "1600s" to the mat for the win! (After "Bean" was DQed for too-long rear arms.) Serious deal. Ken Ta-pert was a "· 1600" DNF and "Big Bob" was 4th in "1800". Bill Gereghty al\d Travis Howard were 5th in "12" out of seventeen. Jim "Hard" Knox was 9th in Clase Uno. SCORE Laughlin Jan 15-16 Travis Howard Report. There were 18 members and three persons stated their Intent, however no-body knows who they are. (Ed.: !) This was not an official Checkers race but everybody had a good time. MORE Barstow Jan 22 (Same day as the banquet.) Checkers Results Lee Finke -DNF -Class 1 -Engine. Dennis Rogers (SOI) -4th -Class 5 . Pit Reports Main Pit • Pit Captain Dwight Porell Eighteen (!) members. They worked on # 111 and #1414, neither of which were Checkers cars. Pit# 1 Pit Captain Art Velasco, Sr. Four members signed the pit sheet and did not work on any cars. We had a lengthy dis-cussion about how boring the race was due to the BLM speed limit. We dis-cussed ideas to be presented to MORE to get the limit changed so we won't have to watch cars go by at 15 mph. The ice cream truck in the pits was faster and more fun to watch than the racers. Steve Luport said we get-ting five sets of pit equip-ment. Any equipment should return it ASAP and contact Steve or Milo and let them know. The Summer Party week-ends are June 11/12, June 18/19, or June 20/21 or into July. There were 165 peo-ple in attendance for the Vance Scott memorial ser-vice, including a lot of club members. Best-In-The-Desert PARK-ER 425 February 5 Checkers Results "Big" Bob Dziurawiec (Prospective) -5th -Class 2000 Brian Potts / Chad Cum-mings -DNF -Class 1000 Harley Letner -6th -Class 1 (No pit fees paid) Jim Greenway -DNF -·,Clas 110,0, -, ' · · · ,, . .,. , 1 , Kevin. 0avis (Prospective) ~-DNF--TT Class a·nd 2nd -Stock Full -Mike Childress -DNF -Class 1 11 .. Ralph Potts / Andrew Neal -7t -Class 1100 Ryan Plowman -DNF -Class 1100 Tom Koch -13th -Class 1 Pit Captains Main -Justin Grossman Pit # 1 -Steve Luport Pit #2 -Joe Cota Pit #3 -Travis Howard (Read a four-page report which took twenty minutes) Pit #4 -Dennis Rogers (Prospective) Pit Reports Checkers Main Pit Captain: Justin Grossmann Pitters: Andrew Neal Arthur Velasco, Jr. Brian (Sub)Urban Jeremy Stafford Lee Finke Lin Neal Ralph Potts Rev Roy Moore Ryan Plowman Scott Stafford Sean Williams Thumper McDowell Ty Plowman "Thanks to Travis Howard for marking off the biggest pit I have ever seen." (Ed.: Were other teams equally impressed?!) And to Thumper for taking over the pit halfway through Lap 2 - I got the chance to jump in with Ryan Plowman and try to complete Dusty Times 11

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" the third lap. Not a real good day for Checkers cars, but we did work on a couple of them in Main. We only got to see the cars twice. (Ed.: And slowly, too.) Lap 1: Refueled and driver and co-driver change on Let-ner. Refueled Tom Koch and checked car after his rollover on the 1st lap. Chad Cum-mings in Potts' 1002 -no stop. Refueled and driver change on Plowman "1600". (Ed.: Plowman destroyed a front wheel on a sharp-edged "gotcha!") The roof latch broke and put a tie strap around it. Refueled and driv-er change on Ralph Potts. Refueled and driver and co-d river change on Big Bob Dziurawiec #2005. Lap 2: Refueled and two rear tire change on Letner. Changed the belt and put a tie down strap over spare tire. Re-fueled and added power steering fluid to Tom Koch. Big Bob's car came in for a steering wheel change (Ed.: WTFWT?). Somehow got bent. Plowman came in for fuel, driver and co-driver change. R. Potts came in for a driver and co-driver change, refueled and check-over." Checkers Pit 1, Midway Pit Captain: Steve Luport Fitters: Mike McClintock Dwight "The Colonel" Farell Mike -"Dwight and I head-ed over to the Blue Water, Tech, Main, then decided to prerun our 'Midway' pit. Cruised to Bouse, stopped at sales, bought some cool stuff. On the way "to Midway we had a meeting with a BLM officer, who gave me a writ-ten warning for speeding. Race day headed out to a pit for Chuck Hovey, and man Checkers Pit 1 with Steve Luport. Didn't do much, watched cars go by at bl·azing speeds nearing 25 mph with a few flying by a bit quicker." Checkers Pit 2, Graham Well, RM 54 Pit Captain: Joe Cota Fitters: John "El Presidente" Hast-ings (and sons, Rob & Chris) Letner's Crew (Fred, et al) Mike "TaTa" McDowell Rich "Slice" Severson Steve Ransom (East Mesa SOI) -showed up late and left early, for points. Some dude looking for Koch. Or Koch's friend, Rex. Or something like that. Zero hot babes Cars pitted: None Work done: Not "much" (Ed.: i.e. , "none" [see above)); radio reception was bad (normal at Parker) and all pits did a great job relay-ing critical race info and oth-er stuff (Ed.: Such as ... ?). We managed to get El Pres up in time for lunch and also to tow Stretch back to the highway due to a dead fuel pump. Severson's truck has a his-tory with Parker! Broken trans towing J ir-ka's ultra-clean motor home in '08 Flat tire in '09 Something else in '10 Dead fuel pump in '11 And TaTa continues to rely upon this mode of trans-portation ... " CHECKERS CAREERS -One in a series Chris Anderson is the 2010 M.O.R.E. Class 11 Champion and a Second-.Generation Checkers. After graduating Cal State Northridge with a degree in Environmental and Occupa-tional Health Chris set out to work in Air Quality Man-agement. "I tried getting on with the State of California but they had a massive hiring freeze at the time so I worked as a diesel mechanic and then as a health inspector for a couple of years." Chris finally got a try-out in Air Quality Management with the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management Dis-trict in Victorville. "I have been with them for the past seven years. My cur-rent position is Air Quality Engineer. My job consists of reviewing permit applica-tions for proposed projects, i.e. , anything from fossil fuel power plants to solar power plants to dry clean-ers -and issuing permits to operate. The best part of the job is working with our local industries so that both Air Qual and Industry can con-tinue to improve and grow in a time where there is massive new and existing air quality laws, i.e., Global Warming, Diesel Risk Reduction, etc." RACING QUOTE CORNER "Calling upon m:1 :1ears of experience, I {rote at the controls." Stirling Moss l'lrad OI It 11111 vacation rentals available in the exclusive Indian Wells country Club in the sunny Palm Springs area of southero 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 . . ca11 (760) 345-61~4 Dusty Times March 2011 Page 41

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