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I .. · . . Volume 28 - Number 6 June 2011 DllliYlil■BG Publisher Emeritus Jean Calvin Editor John Calvin Associate Editor Judy Smith Editorial Assistant Bekki Wikel Controller John Calvin Marketing Pat Caplan Circulation Vance Scott Contributors Scott Bottomley J. Preston Bradshaw Jim Culp Mike Del Col Nicole Del Col Steve Hilton VictorGazca Martin Holmes Rod Koch Byrle Moore Steve Ruddick Maurice Selden Darryl Smith Tony Tellier Trackside Photo Art Director Larry Worsham B.O.R.E. 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 IA, Missoula, MT 59802. Copyright by Hillside Racing Corp. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Periodical Postage paid at Chatsworth, CA 91311 and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address change to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Four weeks notice is required for change of address. Please furnish both old and new address, and send to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., SNAPSHOT OF THE MONTH ••• The 1983 Nissan Classic had its share of fender benders, two cars are trying to occupy the space of one. We wonder who won1111111111111 DUSTY TIMES will feature pictures of similar "funnies" or woes on this page each month. Send us your snapshot of something comic or some disaster for consideration. DUSTY TIMES will pay $10 for the picture used. If you wish the photo returned, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Only prints up to 8x10 or electronic media submitted via email will be considered. In This Issue ... FEATURES BITD Bilek Silver State 300 by Judy Smith ................................................ 8 Rally Of Sardinia by Martin Holmes ........................................................ 14 Lucas Oil At Speed world by J Preston Bradshaw ...................................... 18 SNORE Dethrone SoCal 250 by Judy Smith .... , ..................................... 24 NORRA Mexican 1000 Rally by Judy Smith ........................................... 30 SCORE At PIR -1990 by Judy Smith ..................................................... 34 DEPARTMENTS Happenings .............................................................................................. 5 Trail Notes ................................................................................................ 6 Checkers Newsletter .............................................................................. 40 Good Stuff Directory ............................................................................ 43 Classified Ads ......................................................................................... 50 Index To Advertisers ............................................................................... 50 ON THE COVER Kyle Conlon had a most gratifying BITD Silver State race, he was the overall winner as well as taking the Class 1500 win, seen here in his Jimco. Photo by - Trackside Photo Rick Huseman had a great weekend at Speedworld the weekend of April 16-17, he took the win in Pro 4 Unlimited both days! Photo by - Trackside Photo Visit Our Website at Sud-a e,1t,i d-e 7 fU'UU/ ta 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 Can D Trucks D Motorcycles O 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 June 2011 Page 3

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2011 Happenings ... lOK FOUR WHEELERS P.O. Box36 CLEVES, OHIO 45002 <4x4> (All events staged at the club grounds in Cleves. Ohio) 4x4 FOREVER, LTD. 1665 DEIAWARE ST. OSHKOSH, WI 54901 AMERICAN RALLY SPORT GROUP, INc. 3650 Saum POINTE CIRCLE, Sum 205 LAUGHLIN, NV 89208 (702) 298-8171/FAX: (702) 521-0597 <web 25-ameri-can-rally-sport-group.htm. E Mail: AMERICAN TRIALS A SSOCIATION AMA Obsewed Trials Southern California Championship Series BILL MAruaJM, 2010 PRESIDENT (909) 860-1857 24 HR HonINE, 2010 (714) 562-7742 E MAIL: BMARK909@AOL.COM <> ASOCIACION EsTATAL DE AUTOMOVILISMO SAM l.AsELL, TECH INSPECTOR APTo 42 SAN Jost DEL CABO BNA CALIFORNIA DEL SUR. MEXICO AUSTRALIAN OFF ROAD C HAMPIONSHIP DARRYL SMITH 19 SoMERS ST. CASHMERE, QUEENSLAND, 4500, AUSTRALIA DUSTY TIMES AUTOCROSS QUEBEC OFF ROAD Cl.Ass 10 CARS ONLY RENALD VAILLANCOURT 3069 DAGENAIS WEST LAVAL QUEBEC, CANADA H7P lTI (450) 622-4440 < pages/ indexpag.hrml> BAJA CUP CHALLENGE BAJA PROTRUCK OFF ROAD RACE SERIES 14402 BOND COURT EL CAJON, CA 92021 619-390-6252 The ProtTUck schedule for 2011 will consist of both the SCORE and Best In The Desert races. B ARONA 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 B EST IN THE DESERT 3475 BOULDER HIGHWAY LAs VEGAS, NV 89121 702-457-5775/FAX: 702-641-2431 <> Epic Racing Bluewater Gran Prix "the Superstar Of Gran Prix Races" Parker, Az Motorcycle, Quad & Utv Points Only (Mini Race) -No Pre-Fun Run August 18- 20, 2011 Tsco "vegas To Reno" "the Longest Off-Road Race In The United States" Points For All Classes • No Pre-Fun Run October 14-16 2011 Bluewater Desert Challenge "the American Challenge Continues" Parker, Az ~ Car/Truck & Utv Points 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 BORERAcING Allen Gerber 801-380-9011 - after 5pm please Dusty Times BP MoTORSPORTS P.O. Box411 WOODLAND HILLS, CA 91365 760-578-6258/760-578-6259 FAX: 818-348-4648 E-Mail: All Events At California 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-ROAD RACING 7210 GATEWAY EAST EL PASO, TX 79915 (915) 593-4848 RALPH GARCIA . 011-52-16-17-45-42 CESAR FUENTES CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES <> 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-October 1, 2011 Prescott Rally (2,3) Prescott, AZ November 5, 2011 Seed 9 Rally (2) Jean, NV CANNING ATTRACTIONS P.O. Box400 MAYWOOD, CA 90270 (323) 560-SHOW June 2011 RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box645 PIERRE, SD 57501 DAVE ADAMS (PILOTS AND BAJAS) (605) 224-9481 DoN ENGLEMAN (BIKES) (605) 224-4967 CHAMPLAIN VALLEY RACING ASSOCIATION C.J. RICHARDS P.O. Box332 . FAIR HAVEN, VT 05743 (802) 265-8618 CLAIRTON HI-JACKERS I.C.O. TOM DELAUDER SR 1091 TwP. LINE RoAD WELlSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 Short Course off Road Racing At Har-rison County Fair Grounds. Cadiz. OH CLUB AUTOMOVILISTICA SAN QUINTIN CALLE 6TA FRACC Co. DE SAN QUINTIN SAN QUINTIN, BC, MEXICO HERACUO PATINO (011 52 616-5-22-07) CLUB AUTOMOVILISTICO SAN VICENTE San Vicente Off Road ENSENADA, BC, MEXICO USA JAN WRIGHT (0115261746834) RAMON CASTRO & RUBEN ACEVEDO (61637/7 0034) CMC CONTINENTAL MoTOSPORT CLUB P.O. Box 3187 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690-3178 Fax: (714) 367-1608 CODE OFFROAD MADERO 621-A MEXICALI, MEXICO 21100 760-455-8069 USA 01 l-52-686-553-4087 MEXICO mx COLORADO HILL CLIMB ASSOCIATION Continued on page 6 Pages

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Trail Notes ... FINAL FLAG • Kargola, Jeffrey Daniel, 27, was born November 29, 1983 in Laguna Beach, CA and passed away April 29, 2011 in San Felipe, B.C. Mexico. Jeff is loved by all who met him as he always had a smile and time to give. A Professional Motorcycle Racer and Rider, Jeff was decorated for his accomplishments in life at the X-Games where he medaled in Freestyle Motocross and he was a champion in the Baja off road series where he recently won the first race of the season. Jeff also took his skills to off road truck racing where he recently won a major short course off-road event. Jeffs talent and skills were overshadowed by his kindness, positive spirit and his love for the outdoors where biking, paddle boarding and surfing were some of his favorites. Jeff is survived by his sister, Kristy Bentley and her husband, Craig; brother, Tanner Huffer and niece, Haley Bentley. Jeff was preceded in death by his father, Daniel B. Kargola and his mother Christine Huffer. A private burial will be at El Toro Memorial Park, Lake Forest, CA. MASTERCRAFT SAFETY -Desert Dingo Racing announced today that MasterCraft Safety, an industry-leading international manufacturer and innovator of performance and recreational safety devices, is supporting the team's 2011 race season. With the introduction of the suspension seatto the niche off-road community in 1970, MasterCraft Safety immediately became an innovative leader and safety advocate for the off-road racing and recreational four-wheeling markets. Over the last 40 years, MasterCraft Safety has continuously evolved and has strived to expand its presence and improve driver safety through pioneering suspensionseatdesignsand theadditionofoccupantrestraints anddrivingsuits. "We've run MasterCraft Safety seats since our very first race -the 2007 Baja 1000," said Desert Dingo Racing co-founder Jim Graham. "After four years of racing we decided on a body off rebuild of 1107 and MasterCraft kindly offered to refurbish our seats. Theirsupportforeven little teams like us is phenomenal." Desert Dingo Racing has teamed with the International Diabetes Federation, and is the official World Diabetes Day race car for the Baja 1000. Two team members have Type 2 diabetes and several other team members have a history of the disease in their families. They make the car available for · public events and distribute hero cards with the warning signs of diabetes printed on the back. "Racing Class 11 is double tough and we respect what Desert Dingo Racing is doing to raise awareness of the risks of diabetes," said MasterCraft Safety CEO Robbie Pierce. "We're happy to support them." The team completed the 2010 season ranked second in class in the Valley Off Road Racing Association series and competed in the Baja 1000 in 2007, 2008 and 2009. For 2011 the team is in first place in class points headed into the first desert race of the season Memorial Day Weekend in Yerington, Nevada. Based in Santee, California, MasterCraft Safety is the leading manufacturer of driving suits, window nets, and innovative safety seating and restraint systems custom tailored to endure the most extreme environmental conditions and off-road terrain. In addition to four decades of real world testing in the most extreme racing conditions, independent tests by nationally recognized laboratories indicate the MasterCraft Safety suspension seat directly resulted in an 84% reduction of energy in a 55 "G" load event. Whether the Impact! Racing or MasterCraft Safety products are on a top fuel dragster, a SCORE Trophy Truck or a blast-attenuating seat for a military MRAP, the common theme is both companies are the first choice in environments where safety can mean the difference between life and death. About Desert Dingo Racing -Desert Dingo Racing is a team of high tech professionals based in Santa Cruz and Silicon . Valley who campaign a 1969 VW Beetle in off road races in the U.S. and Mexico. They are the official World Diabetes Day race car and the team raises money for diabetes education and awareness programs sponsored by the International Diabetes Federation. To learn more, visit http://www.desertdingo. com For more information, contact: Jim Graham for Desert Dingo Racing -ph. 831.234.4337 • em. Kelli Willmore for MasterCraft Safety ph. 619.449.9455 em. Toyota Speedway - Kids Against Cancer - Saturday, July 23rd, a very special night of NASCAR short track racing, a star-studded celebrity race event, and hundreds of Harleys "on the half-mile" of course has been announced for the evening of Saturday July 23 at Toyota Speedway in Irwindale. "We're putting the word out early on this event this year because we had so many fans who had so much fun doing such good last year," said track VP/GM Bob Defazio. "This year we've added a celebrity race with a super line up of sports, film, and TV personalities who'll all be racing identical NASCAR stock cars. And every one of them will be some serious driving looking to have their name the first one inscribed on the new 'Kids Against Cancer Trophy' as the winner of this inaugural event." The twenty-third of July is also the night of the Speedway's twelfth annual "Harleys on the Half-Mile" night; and riders from all over southern California will be saddling up and taking part in the ride that also benefits Kids Against Cancer. As tradition (and the event title promises) has it, the motorcycle ride culminates in one of the coolest spectacles of the year at Toyota Speedway: hundred and hundreds of honkin' Harley Davidson's filling nearly every inch of the Speedway infield after taking a couple of thundering victory laps around the banked half-mile in salute of the fans. You have to hear this show to believe it! A portion of each motorcycle ride entry fee, as well as the proceeds from the night's celebrity stock car race, will go directly to Kids Against Cancer to aid in pediatric Cancer research. Adding to the fun and excitement, a silent auction product gifts baskets, luxury vacation trips, and many other great items, will be offered to the public in attendance. As above, all proceeds from the auction will go toward the fight against childhood cancer. Tickets are on sale now for this special evening of racing at the Speedway's website: www. · WIDE OPEN -New Partnership Offers Unique Off-Road Adventures . in the Eastern U.S. Wide Open is pleased to announce a new partnership that will provide unique and exciting experiences Page& BARB V AHSHOLTZ, PRESIDENT (719) 531-3642 W/ (719)687-9827 H P.O Box8286 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80933 (719) 653-8449 CORP P.O. Box392 CALEXICO, CA 92232 HECTOR CERECER 0ll-52-65-66-4458 CORR SERIES 270 NEWPORT CENTER DR., SUITE 100 NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660 866-501-CORR CORVA 1500 WEST EL CAMINO, SUITE 352 SACRAMENTO, CA 95833 1-800-42 CORVA EXT 42 Fax (818) 957-4435 CRS CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES <www, D&T PROMOTIONS DAVE VAN DEREN 2405 BAKER AVE. EVERETT, WA 98201 (206) 339-9079 (All events at Hannigan race track, Bellingham, WA <Yr Thurston Count:, ORV Park, Ol1mpia, WA) DAKAR RALLY DARREN SKILTON BAJA AUTOMOTIVE ADVENTURES 455 E. OCEAN BLVD., SUITE 208 LoNG BEACH, CA 90802 (562) 755-2278/FAX: (562) 590-7925 <> DECATUR FoUR WHEEL DRIVE Cum DECATUR, TX 76234 ToMALLEN (800) 662-3649/(214) 641-2090 DESERT STEEL MoTORSPORTS 1863 COMMANDER DRIVE LA.KE HAVASU CITY, AZ 86403 (928) 855-2208 USTERN OFF-ROAD RACING AssN. TOM DELAUDER, SR. 1091 TOWNSI-IIP LINE ROAD WELLSVILLE; OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 ENsFNADA BAJA OFF RoAD RACING Av. REFORMA 1136 ENSADA, BC, MX 0ll-52-646-1818989 Eus10 0ll-52-646-1715230 AARON Races far bu1r1r1s & Motarcycles EsTERO BEACH INTERNATIONAL Short Course Racing VICTORIA GALINDO ENSENADA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO 0ll-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 July 29-31, 2011 LoneStar 250 Blackwell,TX October 7-8, 2011 West Texas 300 Notrees,TX Championsjtip awards Odessa,TX Bike Quad Series June 25-26, 2011 Texas Baja 250 Blackwell, TX November 12 Big Bike 200 TBA FORDA FLORIDA OFF ROAD DRIVER'S ASSOCIATION JASON LEISIN (727) 376-4176 Mar, Apr, Ma1, Noo at David.son Racewa1 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 June 2011 CONTACT: Bos BEYER, OFF-ROAD DIREC-TOR PHONE: (909) 815-5811 July 9, 2011 Night Race August 27, 2011 Day Race December 17, 2011 Night Race Short course, stadium and desert race classes GLEN HELEN BAJA CUP CHALLENGE SERIES PO Box6950 SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92412 CONTACT: Bos BEYER, OFF-ROAD DIRECTOR PHONE: (909) 815-5811 July 9, 2011 Night Race August 27, 2011 Day Race December 17 Night Race GORRA GEORGIA OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION 420 HOSEA ROAD UWRENCEVILLE, GA 30245 ( 404) 963-025 2 GPORRA GREAT PLANES OFF RoAD RACING ASSOCIATION TIM HODGE (402) 991-6048 SCOTT MORROW (816) 792-2126 (All races are short course, stadium st:,le Classes, 2010 Spartsman, 1/2-1600, 5-1600, Spart Truck, Quads, Tough Truck Nebraska Racewa1 Park, Exit 420 on 1-80 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 AssocIATLON 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 K.AMLOOPS OFF ROAD RACING Whispering Pines Sports & Recreation Center KAMLOOPS, BC, CANADA Mike Strange (250) 573-4003 LAS VEGAS SANDSPORTS & 0FFROAD ExP0 (626) 961-3782 <> <> L.I. T .R.E. ~ JEFF ELROD (408) 926-0522 JIM ARUTA (408) 247-4402 LOORRS LUCAS OIL OFF ROAD RACING SERIES June 25, 2011 Round 7 Miller Motorsports Park Tooele, UT June 26, 2011 Round 8 Miller Motorsports Park Tooele, UT August 6, 2011 Round 9 Glen Helen Raceway San Bernardino, CA. August 7, 2011 Round 10 Glen Helen Raceway San Bernardino, CA September 24, 2011 Round 11 Speedworld Off Road Park Surprise, AZ Septembert. 25, 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 International Raceway Chandler, AZ MAMARRITA OFF ROAD RACING Luis CARLOS ALvAREZO PANAMERICANA AVE #5105 Co. JUAREZ, CH1H., MX 011-52-1637-1799 MICHIGAN BUGGY BUILDERS Dune Buggy Trade Show (517) 543-7214 <> MICHIGAN OFF RoAD CHAMPIONSHIPS M.T.B. Enterprises Inc. 15529 JONES ROAD GRAND LEDGE, ML 48837 (517) 627-6200 Motorcycles, Quads, ATVs and Pilots only · MAORA Mio-AMERICA OFF RoAD AssocIATION P.O. Box664 GREENUP, IL 62428 (217) 962-1318 E-MAIL: <> M.O.R.E. MoJA VE OFF RoAD RAcING ENTHUSIASTS P.O. Box 1231 BARSTOW, CA 92312 760-253-4453 < July 16, 2011 Kar Tek's Freedom 250 September 10, 2011 Kartek Chili Cook Off 250 October 8, 2011 6th Annual Powder Puff December 3, 2011 Holiday 200 Toys for tots race MICHIGAN SPORT BUGGY ASSOCIATION . DAVE BARRET 6363 NIGHTINGALE DR. FUNT, ML 48506 (810) 730-9221 MOTOWEST WINTER TRlALs SERIES BILL MARKHAM (909) 860-1857 <> All events at Perris Racewa1 (At Reed Va~ 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 HASTINGS, MN 55033-1415 (612) 437-2459 NOORA NORTHERN Omo OFF RoAD RACING AssN. GARY WULFF (724) 283-2678 E-MAIL <> Buggies, Pilot/Odysseys, Trucks, Quads (Spring Val~ Racewa1, on route 518, 20 minutes SW of Lisbon, OH) (Thunder Val~ located 15 minutes from Spring Val~) NORRA NATIONAL OFF. RoAD RACING ASSOCIATION (661) 268-1232 Dusty Times

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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 & UNLTD. MICHAEL MOORE (334) 271-7035 OlJTIAW REP. DON PONDER (314) 631-8190 (All Races at Wheeling in the Councy 900 Acres) Omo OFF RoADERS INc. 1427 GOSHEN HILLS ROAD S.E. NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO 44663 )IM KENDEL (216) 339-4674 All races held at Hamson County Fairgrounds. Cadiz, Ohio ONTARIO OFF ROAD RACERS AssocIATION RICK TICHBOURNE, Pusuc REIATIONS (519).o81-4192(H)/(519) 457-2913(W) OUTLA w SEVEN PICKUP 9269 UMMELMAN ST. LoUis, MO 63123 (314) 631-8140/Fax: ((314) 631-1921 PACE MOTOR SPORTS U.S. Off Road Championship 495 N. COMMONS DRIVE AURORA, IL 60504 (630) 566-6100 <> PENNsn v ANIA SHORT COURSE RACING SMITTITON HOLE RACEWAY 313 SKYLINE DRIVE SMITTITON, PA. 15479 MIKE GEISER 330-683-6263 Short Course Offroad Racing All Races At Smithton Hole Racewa:, PlKEs PEAK P.O. Box 6962 CoLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80934 (719) 685-4400 PINE BARRENS ROUGH RIDERS OFF ROAD RACING CHATSWORTH, NJ (856) 87 5-7 591 PROTRUCK PROTRUCK MANAGEMENT lNC. 11409 PINEHURST DR. LAKEslDE, CA 92040 (619) 885-4458 PRo 1600 SHOOTOUT CoREYGOIN 559-647-6132 GOINRACIN@HOTMAILCOM PuRE ENERGY PROMOTIONS P.O. Box50 RICKETTS, IA 51460 (712) 679-2221 RALLY AMERICA <> February 25-26, 2011 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood National Rally Championship Event Salem, MO July 15-16, 2011 New England Forest Rally National Rally Championship Event Newry,ME RAllYE AlcHA DES GAZELLES The Only All-Women's Off-Road Rally Raid In The world 203-249-1340 Skype: kellanvanhoesen <> ROCK CRAWLERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA P.O. Box 1406 RlvERTON, UT 84065 (801) 446-5337/Fax: (801) 253-3176 SAN DmGo SHORT COURSE WINTERNATiONALS A New Series fry Snowbird Off Road Racing Pro Tnu:ks, Desert Tnu:ks, Buggies, Pilots, TOllgh Tnu:k <> Dusty Times (858) 571-5088 SAN OIF.Go OFF RoAD ExrosmoN (888) 836 7918 SCCA RoADRALLY P.O. Box 19400 TOPEKA, KS 66619 800-770-2055 <> SFX MoTORSPORTS GROUP 495 N. CoMMoNs DRIVE, Sum 200 AURORA, IL 60504 (630) 566-6100/(630) 556-6180 Fax SCORE SCORE INTERNATIONAL 23961 CRAFTSMAN RD., Sum A CA1ABASAS, CA 91302 (818) 225-8402/FAX: (818) 225-8102 <> June 3-5, 2011 43rd Tecate SCORE Baja 500 Ensenada, BC, MX August 26-28, 2011 16th SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Primm 300 Primm,NV November 17-20, 2011 44th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Ensenada, BC, MX SNORE SOUTHERN NEVADA OFF ROAD ENnruSIASTS P.O. Box 270516 LAs VEGAS, NV 89127 702-277-2295 July 30-31, 2011 Midnight Special Moapa, NV October 22-23, 2011 SNORE 250 Pahrump, NV Dec;ember 10-11, 2011 Rage At The River Laughlin, NV SONS OF TlfuNoER 4 WHEELERS RACE DMSION KEITH STEWART (714) 522-1899 SOUTHEASTERN OFF ROAD CHALLENGE STEVE RULE (800) 313-5621 OR((770) 963-0252 Mike Moore, 2010 (224) 272-5400 SPEED SPORTS ExPo MEGA PRODUCTIONS 3129 S. HACIENDA BLVD. #322 HACIENDA HEIGHTS, CA 91745 (626) 961-6522 SC'rA SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TIMING ASSOCIATION & BONNEVILLE NATIONALS, INc. P.O. 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~1M[IE1W~ BILEK SILVER STATE !00 Conlon Takes It All By Judy Smith Photos: Track.side Photo --Kyle Conlon drove his Jimco to the overall win at the Bilek Silver State 300, Kyle had a bit less than two minutes in hand at the checkers. The BITD scenic tour of north-ern Nevada, the Bilek Racing Silver State 300, was still in the hands of the open wheel cars when it was all over. Kyle Conlon, driving a Jimco, took the overall win in 5:34:36. The course travels through beau-tiful mountain roads with lovely scenery, some wildlife (but no tor-toises), occasional water crossings, and a dry lake. Except for the dry lake, there's little opportunity for the Trick Trucks to take advantage of their awesome horsepower, and so far, the more nimble Class 1500 cars have had the advantage, find-ing the twisting, and not very wide, roads to their liking. There are also many miles of roads so narrow it's virtually impos-sible to pass, and racers who start further back in the pack often fin-ish the day frustrated and grouchy, some declaring they rarely saw the road for the dust. There are always stories of cars going over the side, or into trees, or high-centering on boulders as they tried to pass an-other vehicle. The total mileage this year was about 304. The race began at Al-amo, with a controlled-speed cer-emonial start, and then moved down the road a ways to an area known to be free of tortoises be-fore the vehicles were flagged off again at speed, and turned loose. They ran eastward into the sun for a while, then turned north, and zigged around, ultimately cross-ing Highway 93, then paralleling it toward the east and crossing it again,, before heading north up to the neighborhood of Pioche. They wandered around north of High-way 93 for most of the race actually, then came south again, crossing the 93 again, and at Mile 287 or so, crossing the outbound race course, and then continuing southward to the finish in a big quarry. There were opportunities to pit, or spec-tate, but it took careful planning. There were 145 entries, but a few no-starts dropped the number to 142. Chuck Hovey was first on the road, having won the qualifying event. B. J. Baldwin started right behind him, Josh Daniel was third, and Rob MacCachren, in Steve Sourapas's Trick Truck, started fourth. The biggest class in the race was the rock-racers, who showed up with 32 entries. The race is a points event in their series. The weather turned surprisingly chilly, down to the 30s in the early morning hours, and surprised race folks dug for long pants and hats in their gear. It never did warm up much, was windy in many areas, and clouds sailed in front of the sun chilling things down even more. Up at the higher elevations, late in the race day, there were even snow flurries added to the mix. Ultimately, Conlon t.iok advan-tage of his eighth off the line start, and had the best time. He said he hadn't gone on the guided prerun, so "decided to stick with Hovey". But then Hovey dropped out of the race at Mile 180, leaving Con-lon on his own. He had one flat rear tire along the way, and really enjoyed the course. He said it was "awesome, really favored my style of driving." He was one minute and 45 seconds in front of.second place. That was Pat Dean, in a Bunder-son Chevy. He said he'd had no flats, but he'd lost third gear about 150 miles out, and "I needed it." Everything else was "perfect" he said, and the wind helped a lot, "unless it was straight on." Dean's time was 5:36:21. In third it was Mike Childress, with Jimmy Hook riding shotgun in their Porter. They'd lost their brakes after Pit 1, and had to pump them the rest of the way, and use the turning brake. They said they "flew off the course a few times." Their time was 5:39:35. The fourth place finisher was Steve Appleton in a Jimco. He said his day had been "just kinda o.k. -we were in the line of cars - never really could get out of it.~ But he said he'd had "no real problems." His time was 5:41:24. In fifth it was Corey Keysar who drove all the way in his Jimco. He said it was the s~ond time they'd raced the car, and the first time they'd finished in it - "I love it." He'd lost his brakes in the moun-tains, and didn't judge his fuel Adam Householder drove his Trick Truck to the Class 1400 win, third overall in the race, seen here in his Chevy. stops right, so he had to "stop and let the fuel get to the pickup a few times." Guy Alldredge navigated the whole distance, and their time was 5:43:04. The sixth place finisher was Gar-rick Freitas in a Jimco Champion. Freitas drove the whole way, and had just one flat which he changed on course. He said there was a "lot of dust - same as always." His time was 5:44:15. Chris Kemp finished seventh in his Jimco Champion and said, "We're very impressed with it." Rob NcNally navigated. They said their top speed had been 137.5, and they'd had just one flat. Their total time was 5:45:01. • Sam Berri finished eighth in his Jimco, saying he'd lost his brakes when a line broke at about Mile 140 or 150. He went on to say, "You don't realize how much you really need brakes ... " He had no flats, and came to the finish in 5:45:45. In ninth it was Sean Mecham and Kory Halopoff in a Custom. Mecham started and drove to Mile 160, at which point he had "hardly any brakes." Kory Halopoff then drove to the finish and said that he liked the car "a lot", even without brakes. Their time was 5:52:27. Vince Galewi<;k finished tenth in his DuneBuggy, and he drove all the way. He said he had no problems, beyond "getting used to new tires." His car hit 13 2 mph along the way, and his total time was 5:59:13. In 11th it was Shannon Camp-bell and his brother, Nick, in their custom. It's an all-wheel drive car designed and built by Campbell. They had a sticky throttle and had to put a bungee cord on it, and had a right front flat that he drove on for the final two miles. They also had a left rear flat at the finish, but said it had happened after the fin-ish. Their time was 5:59:20 T. J. Flores, who'd been sixth to start in his Bunderson, finished 12th. He lost about 35 minutes in the pits when an oil line burst at Pit 2, while he was running third on the road. He said the day had been "perfect besides that." His time was 6:01:41. Flores is a previous winner at this event. The race name sponsor, Mike Bilek, drove all the way in his HMS and finished 13th. He said "It was all good." He'd had to start the day "way back", because he'd had pow-er steering problems in the qualify-ing run. In the race he'd had just one flat and his time was 6:05:12. Fourteenth was Jason Shipman, who calls himself a "redneck from Missouri", in his LS7 propelled car. He drove all the way and said "It's fun - fast." His time was 6:13:17. The fifteenth finisher was Ray Griffith in a Jimco. He lost a power steering belt at Mile 15, which cost him about 20 minutes, and then at Mile 195 he lost an alternator, which cost another 20 or 25 min-utes. His total time was 6:37:28. In sixteenth place it was Jeremy Pulse in a Throttle Down Kustom chassis, who drove all the way. Pulse said that the day "went good, til we hit a rock and messed up the front end - it's about ready to fall off." He said he'd hit the rock at about Mile 170, and it had cost "about three hours." Partly because it took an hour just to get off the rock. Their time was 8: 16: 19. The seventeenth finisher was Todd Tuls who did all the driving in his Jimco, while Jake Miller and T. J. Tuls, Todd's son, navigated. They're from Nebraska. Tuls said he'd lost his brakes and then tipped the car over on its side, and waited three hours for help to turn it back up on its wheels. (Apparently where they were on their side was hard for the BITD retrieval crew to get to them.) Their total time was 9:53:13. In eighteenth it was Conan Barker, Brad Fauvre who drove and Rex Silvey and Dave Willy, who navigated, in a mid-engine ES Por-ter. They said their first driver got stuck and their battery was dead, so they lost about four hours. About three-and-a-half hours of that time was spent waiting for a BITD truck to get to them to tow them out BJ Baldwin drove his Chevrolet pickup to a second place finish in It was a good day for Travis Bozzano, he piloted his Custom Pickup Not too bad a day for Justin Blower and Rich Rader, they took the Class 1400, BJ finished fourth overall as well. to a second place finish in the Class 7200 battle. silver medal in the Pro Truck race, seen here at high speed. 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" . ...... ' . . car/truck standings. Only Conlon and Dean finished ahead of him. In second it was B. J. Baldwin in his Chevrolet. He said, "It was super tight and technical - need a vehicle that's a little more nimble. I had a good runnin' truck today - in the first half I was slow. The steer-ing couldn't keep up with me." His time was 5:38:17. Ryan Staats took the win in Class 1200, he finished 23rd overall in his Ford Protruck, seen here at high speed headin' for home. Shannon Campbell drove his custom built buggy to the gold medal in the Class 4400 fracas, seen here at high speed on the course. Rick D. Johnson and Brian Sallee were third in their Ford. Johnson drove, Sallee navigated. They said they had a "perfect day." But after Mile 200 they said they got caught up in the dust of a slow truck, and couldn't pass him until the other truck had a flat. Their time was 5:39:34. The fourth place finisher was the Jimco Ford of Steve Strobel who drove all the way, with J. T. Tondro navigating. He had one flat, which had to be changed on course. He said it was a "good day otherwise - good competition here - gotta be on your game." His time of their "stuck". Their time was 10:03:31 and they were the final finisher in the class. In the Trick Truck class there were some contenders for the over-all, but the course seriously favored the open-wheel cars. Ultimately, Adam Householder piloted his Chevrolet to the Trick Truck win, a victory that's been anticipated for a while as Householder has become quicker and quicker, learning how to drive the vehicle. He started 2~th, and thus no one was really watching him, and when the tim- home and done some testing and ing and scoring folks added up the set the truck up specifically for this times, it was a surprise to learn he'd event. And, he said, "it worked won the class. Householder drove awesome!" They had no flats, and all the way, with Russell Hampton ran the same tires all day, reporting navigating. Householder said it "not one issue!" His winning time "was a tough pre-run", so he'd gone was 5:37:35, which was third in the ..---------------C1ntinued on p111 10 . Greg Ryan was the silver medal winner in the Class 1100 race, Greg Macrae Glass took second place honors in the class 8000 fight, he The Gary Ferravanti duo, dad and son, had a decent race, they took was two minutes behind the class leader at the checkers. is seen here very rapidly heading for the checkered flag. second place honors in the Class 4400 activities. Dusty Times 2,160 Rooms And Suites 60 Table Games 2,600 Slot Machines Poker Room Race & Sports Book 640-Seat Bingo Room 16 Movie Theaters 9 Restaurants 75,000 Sq. Ft. Of Meeting Space 4,500 Seat Equestrian & Event Center 80,000 Sq. Ft. Exhibit Hall Spa & Fitness Center Showroom 64-Lane Bowling Center ~ ~;i t LAS VEGAS BLVD AT S/LVERADO RANCH • SOUTHPOINTCASINO.COM June 2011 Page9

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Sean Backus drove his Ford Pickup to the victory in the Class 7 contest, he's seen here on his way to glory. Mark Tai/a drove his Porter to the win in the Class 1000 battle, Mark had an hour and change on his competition at the end. they made repairs on course. Then management, have undergone a Jonathan had a flat, and the truck few changes, two of which are be-overheated during his stint and he ing allowed a bigger fuel cell and had to add water. Their time was a bigger motor. There were four 6:34:34. trucks at this race. And at the end In 13th it was Marc Ewing, of the day Ryan and Alex Staats who started and drove to pit 6, were first in their Ford, and 23rd and Josh Daniels, who finished, in overall. Ryan drove, Alex navigated. their Ford. Ewing had brake line They said that "nothing too bad" problems and those had to be fixed occurred, and they'd had no flats. on course. Daniels, who'd been Their truck is equipped with the driving in a Class 1500 car, which bigger motor and fuel cell. They lost its motor at Mile 25, got in the say other changes in the class will truck at Pit 6, and drove unevent- come along slowly. Their time was fully to the finish. Their time was 6:05:34. 6:49:41. In second place it was Justin It was a good day for Bryan Folks, he took the Class 1100 win in his Ford powered buggy, he's seen here headin' for home. The 14th place Trick Truck was Blower, in a Ford, who drove all the the Ford of Steve Croll and Darren way with Rich Rader navigating. He Ebberts. Steve said "I've had bet- said, "That was a fun day, couple ter days." Off the start the engine mistakes - missed the trail one was missing, and ultimately they time and had to back up. No flats." was 5:43:49. In fifth it was the Ford of Steve Sourapas, who drove the second half, and Rob MacCachren, who started. Each of them had a flat, which had to be fixed on course. But they said, otherwise, "the truck's perfect." Their time was 5:44:44. time was 5:48:47. lost three cylinders. They spent an His time was 6:21:36. Gary Weyhrich finished ninth hour and a half at Pit 3, and finally Troy Vest was third in his Chev-in his Ford, driving all the way. He found the problem - something to rolet. He did all the driving. He said it was "clean til the last ten do with ground wires. Also, some said he'd tried to push out a Class miles", when he'd lost a rear tire on lug nuts came loose, and, they "ran 1000 car that was stuck, and got the graded road and that cost five into a tree - slowly." But they did himself stuck. He thought he'd minutes or so. Of the course, he run the same set of tires the whole been leading at the time. Eventu-said, "It was hard to pass out there race. Croll's just started driving in ally he had to use a shovel and jack - it was fun." His time was 5:49:19. this class this year, moving from to get unstuck. Until then he'd Tenth place went to Kevin Mc-Class 1500. We asked if he liked been having a good day. His time Gillivray and Nils Castillo in their the Trick Truck better and he said, was 6:24:26. Ford. McGillivray started and he "I'm still on the fence - it's fun to The fourth Protruck, a Ford bent a driveshaft, which cost them drive, but my results so far are not driven by Todd Davis and Mark about five minutes in a pit. Castillo so hot!" His time was 7:40:00. Bowman, had a tough day. Davis, got in at Mile 135 and went to the In 15th place it was Scott Whip- who started, rolled the truck, going end. He said it was a "fun, clean ple and Scott Gailey in a Ford. over right side down, at Mile 38.5. Later in the day, with Bowman at the wheel, it got tipped up onto its left side after Check 5. It also had a flat. When he tipped it up, the crew was close enough to come in and help them get back on their wheels. Their time was 8:37:09. So the class had a 100% finish rate. In the Rock Racer class there were some drivers who'd been part of the off-road scene for a year or so. These folks had a big edge. And one of them, Shannon Campbell, has been racing in his purpose built· car for a couple of years, and had also done some short course racing a few years back. All that experi-ence surely gave him an edge,. and it wasn't surprising that he took the win in the Rock Racer class. He was driving the car in which he raced the King of the Hammers event. He calls it a "buggy". Campbell drove all the way, had one flat and lost a belt. And he "almost crashed about 1500 times." He said he had to fuel "a lot" because he has a small fuel cell, and he finished with a time of 6:06:53. In second place it was Gary Fer-ravante, Sr. and Jr. One drove, one navigated. They said their air clean-er plugged up and that cost them ten minutes. They had 40 inch tires on the car and said they needed "smaller tires" for chis event. One of his mounted tire/wheel combi-nation weighs 160 pounds. About the event, they said, "It was great!" Their time was 6:38:07. In third it was Tony Pelligrino, who was racing in the desert for the first time. He said "It was a lot of fun - pretty much what I ex-pected." His only problem was that "first gear was a little bit intermit-tent." His time was 6:50:53. Fourth place J. T. Taylor, Shan-non Powell and Jacob Povey, didn't stop to talk. Their time was 6:58:23. In fifth it was Dean Bulloch and Karl Munford in an "On Track" chassis. Bulloch drove all the way. He said "We put a lot of time and money into these cars." They had no problems, no flats. They tried a desert race last year, but "wrecked". He said they concen-Jesse Jones was sixth in his Ford, and he reported that he'd broken a power steering belt at Mile 240 and had to drive without power steering to the pit for repairs. Then it was a 20 minute fix. He had just one flat, which he got changed in a pit, and beyond that had "no other issues." His time was 5:45:03. day - I enjoyed myself, virtually had Whipple'd been stuck in the silt at --------------------------...... no dust." (He was one of very few Mile 111 for two-and-a-half hours. ' Bobby Baldwin and Chad Rag-land teamed once again in Bald-win's Chevrolet and finished sev-enth. Ragland started. At the finish Baldwin, who got in at Mile 132, said it had been a "long but fruitful day. We have a lot of fun. The truck ran great." Baldwin flattened a tire on a rock in a high speed area, and he said it cost him "five minutes and eight places." Their time was 5:46:50. Greg Nunley was eighth in his Ford, having driven the full dis-tance. He said he'd hit someone and that broke the hood and the shock reservoir mounts, which cost him 20 minutes in repairs. Other than that he had no problems. His who were lucky enough to be able He said the silt bed hadn't been to say that.) Their time was 6:07:59. there on the pre-run. Once free, In eleventh it was Jason Voss, he helped Michael LaPaglia, who in a Ford, who drove the whole was also stuck, and helped a Class distance. He lost an engine oil line, 8000 truck also - one of those and had to work on it on course. deals where everyone was working He bypassed the cooler. Then their together. Scott Gailey drove the jack broke, and they had a flat, los-second half, and he said there was ing more minutes. Their total time "lots of dust, and those rock racers was 6:26: 11. hauled ass - lots and lots of dust!" Jonathan Swift and Steve 01-Their time was 8:04:57. liges finished 12th in a Ford. 01-Sixteenth in class was Shawn liges started with Justin Bateman Croll in another Ford. He'd lost navigating, and Swift got in at Pit his transmissioq after Pit 2, and 4, with Daniel Llewellyn as navi- when last heard from was having gator. They said they had "a few it changed. His time was 11:39:55, problems." For one thing, a drive- and he was the last official finisher shaft "spit out." The Staats truck of the event. In the class 8 conflict it was Scott McFarland taking a nice win in his Ford truck, brought new parts out to them, and The Protrucks, now under new seen here really haulin' freight. r--....:..,_ __ _:_:_:....:..:..~.:...:.:.~....;_~i:-.:...--:-i, =., n==;.-r=========-==:=========, ... .. ' Not too bad a day for Kevin Rumsey, he was the second place finisher Zach Perez had a pretty good time, he was the second place finisher Patrick Moore took second place honors in the Class 8100 fracas, in the Class 1000 battle, he's seen here at speed. in the Class 2000 battle, seen here in a long left hander. he's seen here at high speed headin' for home. Page 10 June 2011 Dusty Times 7f"

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trated on finishing this year. His time was 6:59: 16. Sixth went to Casey and T ylon Beach who came in on a right front flat. They said it had been that way for five miles. They had two flats all together. Casey, who drove all the way, said, "It was great - awesome. I liked it very much." His time was 7:11:17. In seventh it was Loren Healy, who did all the driving. He lost his brakes about thirty miles into the race and drove all day without them. He said, "I ran trees and stuff over - I ran the corners over!" His time was 7: 12:51. In eighth it was Alex and Ernie Hardaway, who drove away. Their time was 7: 16:09. Ninth place Jesse Haines and Rich Klein didn't stop. Their time was 7: 16:57. Bill Phillips was tenth. He said he "rolled over once, recovered and got on it." His time was 7:33:27. In eleventh place it was Todd McCullen, Troy Dagen, and Ron Christenson, all from Apache Junc-tion, Arizona. They didn't stop to talk. Twelfth went to Roger Lovell, who drove all the way. He said he had no flats, no problems, and then added; "I hope I'll be able to get out of the truck." His time was 7:38: 17. In lucky 13th spot it was Richie and Kristen Carter. Richie did all the driving. He said, "We're rock crawlers -we don't go fast as a gen-eral rule. I had a great time - hit a tree." His time was 7:59:25. The 14th finisher was Rick Mooneyham, who drove all the way and Brian Smith, who navigated. Their car was a Ford Expedition. They drove it because their com-petition car wasn't finished. The Expedition is a Class 4100 BITD legal race vehicle. Their time was 8:10:48. In 15th it was Dave Schneider and Tim Priess, who said "It was an interesting day." They blew an oil cooler line off and also "blew three tires." Then they discovered that it was a "valve stem issue." Schneider .. A good win for Patrick Nirschi in the Class 2000 conflict, Patrick drove his Bunderson to the win at the BITD Silver State 300. did all the driving, Priess navigated. Their time was 8:34:31. The 16th finisher was the Bron-co of Dave Moore, who did the driving, and Tim Flahart, who navigated. They lost a driveshaft, had generator problems, and "had a great time." Moore drives with hand controls and his truck is ba-sically a SCORE Class 3 vehicle. This was the second race for it, the first having been the Baja 1000, which he finished, but 45 min-utes overtime. His time here was 8:52:38. In seventeenth the team of J. T. Stephens, who drove all the way, and Brian Gregsby, who navigated, said they'd had "a lot of fun - good people." They had a fuel pump issue. They'd rolled the car two weeks before the race while testing in Johnson Valley, and had to do a lot of repairs before they could go racing. Their time was 9:00:43. In eighteenth it was Derek West, who drove, and Jason Henne, who navigated. They're from Missouri, and said they were "not used to playin' in the sand, but we had a great time - no flats." Their time was 9:06:55. The 19th team to finish was Chris Garrison and Darin Floyd who said they'd had "no issues, just drove a steady race." They added that this was their first finish in a big race. Their time was 9:46:35. The 20th rock racer to finish was the team of Darren and Dar-lene Henke, who came in after 10:39:00. Unfortunately, we'd al-ready headed home. In 21st it was the team of Mike Dora, Paul Garner and Skip Schul-te, who completed the course in 11:05:06. So, with 32 starters, the rock racers managed to get 21 of them to the finish line. That's a good showing. Class 7200 had 17 entries at Alamo, and at the front of the pack it was brothers Sean and Brett Backus in a Ford. Sean started and Brett finished. They started losing their transmission about 40 or 50 miles before the finish and for the last 40 miles had been stuck in sec-ond gear. Reverse was also going, but they had no flats. Their time was 6:11:42. In second it was the team of Tra-vis Bozzano and Ken Cox, Jr. They went away without stopping to talk In third it was 17-year-old Justin Davis in a Ford with an Eco Tee motor. He said he was "havin' some fun - no problems, no flats -couldn't get by traffic it was so dusty. Long day." Davis is more usually in a buggy of some sort, most recently, a Class 1 SCORE car. His time here was 6: 19:53. Fourth went to Kellon Walch and Earl Desiderio, who put a Ford truck body on a buggy chas-sis. Walch started and Desiderio finished. They lost their hood and had a flat. The buggy is a "Zero 1 O-dyssey" car, normally used for tours around Nevada, much like the Baja Challenge tours down south. Their time was 6:22:53. In fifth it was Dave Caspino who drove all the way in his Ford. He said he'd been catching Backus but then got a flat and lost ten minutes because it was all wrapped around the rear axle. His time was 6:29:27, and that included a 15 minute penalty for "roosting exces-sively at highway crossing." Sixth place went to Steve Ko-Billy Bunch finally had an angel on his side, he took the gold medal in the Class vach, Preston Schmid, Kyle Kovach 3700 fracas, seen here at speed in his Jeep. and Keith Jaeger in a Ford, who .=====================;.====--....,.,._ ,.., r· ... Tim Casey drove his la Paz Cocktail Mix Ford truck to a nice win in the Class 8100 battle, he's seen here haulin' freight. In the Class 7S battle it was Jason Strachan taking the gold medal in his Ford, Jason is seen here in a 90 degree right. didn't stop to tell stories. Their time was 6:53:02. In seventh place it was the team of Shawn Giordano, Paul Sullivan, Skyler Jakobson and Ryan Hunt, in a Ford. They said they'd been way up in the standings, maybe first or second, and had then blown a corner and got stuck. That cost five minutes. But then they did it again 40 minutes later, in the silt, on a big rock, and cost another five min-utes. Then their OPS quit and they got lost. Sullivan drove from Pit 5 to the finish, and had only a front flat to trouble him. Their total time was 7:27:42. In eighth it was Dave Kincaid, who started, and Jon Lee, who drove from Pit 3 to the finish in a Mark Johnson built truck. Kincaid stopped to help Todd Tuls, who'd been tipped up on his side, get back on his wheels, but he didn't get it done, someone in a rock racer had to use his bulk for the project. After that Kincaid and Lee had an uneventful race, except that they finished on a right rear flat. Their time was 7:36:44. The ninth place finishers were Stewart, Gary and Derek Dixon in another Ford. They said they'd been in first place and overshot a turn, and were upside down for two hours. Stewart drove the whole race, and said his day was flawless except for that one incident. Their time was 8:01:47. In tenth place it was Robby Woolworth and Kyle Cox, in a Ford. Their time was 10:58:55, and they came across the finish line after we'd left. There were nine cars in Class 1000, and first to get to the finish was the team of Josh Meister and Mark Taller in a Porter powered by a GMC EcoTec motor. They said their day had been absolutely perfect. They "started first and finished first -not one problem, perfect day, perfect race, perfect finish." But - they added, they "got nailed by a Trick Truck." Their time was 6:19:54. In second place it was Mitch Armstrong who started, and 16 year old Devin Rumsey, who fin-ished, in a Fusion Chassis with an EcoTec motor. They said they lost three tires, all of which were changed in the pits. They described the course as "fun, very fast - loved it." Their time was 6:43:55. Third place was earned by Shawn Twitchell and Daniel Ae-berli, who shared the driving in their Eco Tee powered car. They had no flats and no problems, and their time was 7:06:29. In fourth it was Troy Dees, who started and Tom Frank, who fin-Continued on page 12 lll""".-:-'l~"."1111'""""':'l'.=--~~""':"'::i=:'"'!I'!"":"'.': Rick D. Johnson took the bronze medal win in Class 1400, Rick was Third car to finish in the Class 1 action was Mike Childress, Mike Justin Davis was the third place finisher in the Class 7 battle, Justin less than two minutes behind the class winner in his Ford pickup. and his Porter are seen here literally flying towards the checkers. is seen here at very high speed headin' for the finish line. Dusty Times June 2011 Page 11

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I. Tracy Graf was the big winner in the Class 1800 action at BITD, Tracy is seen here in the Safari Pre-Runner heading for the checkers. ished in their Colorado Sand Cars Chassis, powered by an Eco Tee motor. They said they'd had four Page 12 flats and had been hit by a truck. They lost their front brakes also, but finished in 7:42: 12. John Helton took the class win in the Jeepspeed 1 tussle, John had a looong day with almost nine hours under his belt at the finish line. In fifth, and last in the class to finish, was the team of Michael, Mike, Anthony and Nick LaPaglia June 2011 in an Eco Tee powered Racer. This team has been doing well previ-ously this season, so we're sorry to have missed their story this time. But it took them 11:19:55 to get to the finish. No other Class 1000s made it in. In Class 1100, which had five starters, the first one to finish was the Ford Eco Tee powered car of Bryan Folks and Rick Graf, who split the driving. Folks, who is the son of Casey Folks, drove to Pit 4, and Graf went to the finish. Ryan Marley navigated the entire dis-tance. They said they had bad rear brakes. Graf said he had to "push to stay in front of second place." They went on to say it was a "beau-tiful place to race." Their time was 6:21:23. That second place car was the Prep by Jake chassis of Gregg Ryan, who started and went to Mile 134, and Dwaine Walter, who finished. Ryan said he'd had a clean race, but at Mile 113 spent some time pulling a Class 1000 car out of the silt. Walter had a clean run also, "no flats, no nothin"', but then he noted that he'd gone off the road, and done "some bushwacking." Their total time was 6:23:32, just two minutes and nine seconds be-hind first place. In third place it was Brent Park.-house, who started, and Brian Bur-gess, who finished in a Moulton chassis. They had "GPS issues", in that it went out. Burgess, who drove from Mile 160 to the finish, was unhappy that the race was a "one track" course and it was so hard to pass. He said he prefers San Felipe and Primm to this one. On this course he said there were "no second lines." Their time was 6:29:09. The fourth place team was the father/son pairing of Lee Banning, Sr. and Jr. in their Ford Eco Tee powered Foddrill. Chris Godfrey navigated the entire distance. Se-nior, who started, had an early flat, and "that got him back into the trucks and their dust." Their time was 6:32:52 and they were the final finisher in the class. In the 2000 class there were six entries and five started. The odd man out was the Reinertson car, which blew its motor in testing on Friday. At the end of Saturday the class winner was Patrick Nirschl, who drove all the way, with Kam-ren Woodward navigating, in their Bunderson. Nirschl said he had no problems, except that he "missed turns a couple times". His time was 6:39:24. In second it was Zachary Perez who drove all the way in his Ban-ning. He said he'd been stuck once for three or four minutes, and a BITD retrieval vehicle had pulled him out. He had no flat tires. His time was 6:54:56. The third place finisher was the team of Vince Viola and Drew Loftus, in a Lothringer. Viola drove all the way, and Loftus did the navigating. They had no problems, but went on their lid at Mile 300, losing about two or three minutes. A "Class 7" truck helped them get upright. Their time was 7:04:07. In ,fourth it was a Bunderson driven by Hank Winter, who start-ed, and his son, Dusty, who did the second half. They said that early on they had a CV boot problem, which they fixed at Pit 4, and Dusty blew a corner and got stuck on a rock. They jacked and pushed to get off. Five miles later they had a flat, and five miles after that they got stuck again, this time in sand, and a Rock Racer pulled them out. Their eventful day took 8:33:04. Fifth place went to the Curtis Dusty Times T

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Motorsports chassis of Kevin Cur-tis, who did the driving, and Rick Curtis, his brother, who navigated. They said their steering went out, they lost their brakes, the clutch went out but they had no flats. Kevin said, "I wish I had my Class 1 car -the trans went out on it." Their time was 8:54:34. Class 8000 had seven entries and the first one across the line was Rory L:Hommedieu, who drove all the way, in a Ford. He said he'd got around the current most win-ning Class 8000 driver, Macrae Glass, when Glass had a flat. Then L:Hommedieu got his truck stuck for about ten minutes and Glass got him back, and later, L:Hommedieu got back around Glass when Glass overshot a turn at Mile 290. His time was 6:28:56. In second, it was Glass, who had Michael DeHaas and Kevin Davis as co-drivers and navigators. He reported a "couple flats", and said "I hit some rocks and also took a wrong turn -we had a fun day." His time was 6:33:49. In third it was Dan Werle, who started in a Ford, and Chip Carr, . who drove the second half. They had no problems, no flats, just a broken fender. Their time was 6:57:40. Fourth place was earned by Jeff Nutter and Josh Thompson. Thompson started and drove to Mile 135, with Nutter riding. Then they switched seats. Thompson rolled the truck at Mile 113, and thought he'd had the lead 'til that point. It cost him 20 or 30 minutes, and a Trick Truck, whose number they didn't remember, pulled them upright. They had no flats and fin-ished in 7:02:16. In fifth it was the team of Rob-bie Castro, Jeffrey Morales, Corbin Adams and Chris Conover in a Ford. They said, "It's the very first race we've finished in two years." Castro drove all the way, got stuck a few times, had carburetor prob-lems, and "little stuff." They said the truck was new to them. Their time was 8:08:57 and they were the last of the class to finish. In Class 8100, which had four entries, the winner was 'Tim Casey in his Ford. He drove all the way It was a nice Class 3000 win for Andrew Tweddle at the BITD 300, Andrew is seen here in his Custom built racer. and said it was "an uneventful day pretty much". But then he added that he did a "slide into a tree." Still, he never had to get out of the truck, "one of those rare days." Bill Rante navigated all the way, and they said it got cold up in the mountains. Their time was 7:01:00. They finished sometime after 6 p.m. In second place it was the team of Patrick Moore, Thomas Moore, Cara Moore and Greg Atherton, in a Chevrolet. They had a long day, and were still out in the hills somewhere when we had to leave the finish line. Their time was 10:08:27. No one else in the class made it. Class 7100 had three entries and at the end of the day it was Jayson Strachan, who started the day driving, and finished as naviga-tor, James Burman who drove the second half, and Ryan Upthegrove, who also navigated, in a Ford. They said they'd had "a little oil issue", and had to add about a gal-lon of oil. Their winning time was 7:14:00. In second place, in a Hummer, it was Branden and Nathan Pritchard and Charlie Rowley and Cole Brunswig, who used up 10: 11:37 in getting to the finish line, second, and last in their class. Billy Bunch, Tareck Karam and Brandon Thompson made up the only entry in the modified Jeep class, and !hey got a finish. Bunch started and Karam navigated, and then they switched seats. Thomp-son rode for a while, but he got sick and got out. They had no mechani-cal problems, and had a really small crew, so whatever had to be done, they did themselves. They had no flats. Their time was 7:24:33. In the Sportsman class, the win-ning team was made up of Tracy Graf and Mark Cymbaluk, from Al-berta, Canada. They said they came here "to try desert racing - we're coming back. We're impressed with this Best in The Desert - it's awesome." Graf started driving the race, with Cymbaluk navigating, and then they switched seats. They said they had never raced off road, but are "Jeepers" back home, and dirt bikers. They further said they plan to spend their winters desert racing in the future. Their time was 7:41:47, very good for first time racers. In second place it was Scott Foster, who drove all the way in his Brenthel chassis. He had an alter-nator problem, and ran 30 miles with it "screwed up", until he could get a new one at Pit 1. After that he said it was a "great day." He had no flats, but at the finish said he was tired. His time was 9:02:43. There were three of the open wheel Desert Lite, two-seat Eco-Tee powered cars, but only one finisher. Andrew Tweddle and Dan Dooling were both in the car all day, switch-ing seats midway through the race. Chris Lazenby took the gold medal in the Class 5 contest, Chris motored around in 9:29:09, seen here at speed on the course. Finishing second in Class 1, second overall in the race was Pat Dean in the Bunderson, Pat was less than 2 minutes in arrears at the flag. They said they "turtled it - right on the roof". So then they dug it out and pushed it back over, with help from a team in a 1500 car, whose number they didn't get. Their tlme was 9:03:46. There were two JeepSpeeds, and the winning team was John Helton and Tracy Gappa. Helton drove, Gappa navigated, all day. They fueled twice, changed an air cleaner and got briefly lost, where others were also lost. Their time was 8:54:39. In Class 5000, Baja Bugs, the team of Chris Lazenby, who did the driving, and Richard McMillin, who navigated, got to the finish line. They said they were snowed on, had a flat, and the left side front brake caliper came off. It took an hour to fix it. Their time was 9:29:09. This race was an artistic success, its beautiful surroundings enjoyed by racers, chasers, course workers and the photographers. It's tough for some classes, and a number of entrants were decidedly not happy with the fact that for many miles there are virtually no passing op-portunities. Nonetheless, there were 145 entries. The Best In The Desert has a brief hiatus now, with its next race not until mid-August, when the Vegas to Reno race hits the ground running. ~~ Troy Vest had a decent day, he finished in third place in the Class Brent Parkhouse was the third place finisher in the Class 1100 Tony Pellegrino didn't fare too badly, he was the third car in class 1200 contest, he's seen here hustling his Chevrolet to the finish line. contest, he's seen here racin' towards the finish line. 4400 to finish, a silver medal ain't too hard to take. Daniel Werle was the bronze medal finisher in the Class 8000 contest, he's seen here racing his Ford to the finish line. Dusty Times Vince Viola took third place honors in the Class 2000 contest, he's seen here in his Lothringer on his way to the checkers. June 2011 It was a third place finish in Class 1000 for Michael Shaffer, he's seen here running hard on his way to the checkers. Page 13

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ll\J2C: 53RD RALLY OF SARDINIA By Martin Holmes Loeb/Citroen Take A Big Win Photos: Maurice Selden Sabastien Loeb and Daniel Elena were the overall winners in Sardina, seen here flying their Citroen DS3 to the vicgtory. "I didn't believe at the start WRC policies still in a state of held in the Olbia harbour area of the rally that I could do it like flux, and because of pressure for itself and not at Porto Cervo. The this." Sebastien Loeb, the World WRC events to be held closer to mandatory televised final "Power Champion entered, if it could areas of greater population, it may Stage" was an 8km stage in the ever be possible, a further level of be the last. The Italian nation did hills to the north-west of Olbia. greatness when he won the Rally not host a WRC event in 2010 and There were many reasons this Italia Sardegna, leading nearly all it has been proposed it will not do event was memorable. Firstly, it the way. That was nothing unusu- so in 2012. Contrary to original was a double-rally. The national al but this time he was always run- plans all the stages this year were championship Costa Smeralda ning first car on the road in condi- again run on gravel surfaces, with Rally was run at the same time, tions in which road cleaning was the main novelty the move of the using the same Day 1 stages run a paramount disadvantage. This Day 1 stages to the Oristano area between the first and second was the moment he proved that in the west of the island and with passes by the WRC and the Day his star was not sinking in, a remote service point at the old 2 stages run after the WRC's he was capable of achieving what Roman village of Siamanna. On· two passes. Secondly, debut of rivals and even himself would Days 2 and 3 the rally moved to or-the official BMW MINI world never have thought possible, This- · thodox stages further north, dos- championship team. The arrival second win of the"20H seasoit'saw et to the headquarters at Olbia. lt of the Min' team is of immeasur-him resist an endless onslaught Wf'S the f~st time the.WRC event able e}lcouragement to the sport, from the Ford ·driver of Mikko hact towards OriStano. · even though the..official team pro-Hirvonen, who w:ts always run-The -IRC e~ept peld on the island, gramme ,in 2011 is ofli,mited behind him, 'who was alohe in 2-010 pas~ed that way, although mitment w4id1 mejlriS tp.e team tn this challenge after his 'l:eam- only one of the 2011 stage venues are not allowed to seo~ manufac-mate Jari Matti Latvala had a first was used on that oocasion (st; turer championship points. The' stage indiscretion. And Hirvonen •. 376), and ohhe top drivers com- · independent Braiil team's Mini, himself had misjudgeq a bend . peting in 2011 only Kris Meeke driven by Daniel Olivei,a, how-and had the first of two punctures had useful experience of this stage ever can score manufacturer team that day as well. All this did Ford's as Sebastien Ogier had retired points but only for themselves not manufacturers' championship early with engine failure. Drivers for BMW itself. Confidence in challenge no favours. Hirvonen found on recce that these stages the World Rally Championship was also showing an unusual fire were twistier and narrower than should escalate further follow-in this determination but eventu- the familar stages further north. ing the announcement by VW ally had to settle for second ahead In Olbia itself, there was a new of their plans to enter the WRC. of the Citroen drivers Petter Sol- venue for the Service park. This Basically their programme is ex-berg and Sebastien Ogier. was at the new terminal for cruise pected to start in 2012 and be in The 2011 Rally Italia Sardegna liners, while the HQ itself reverted full force in 2013. The design was a special event -the seventh to the city's splendid nearby arche-of the World Rally Cars has now time the world rally champion-ological museum. This year the been frozen. Ford had a new ship had been to the island. With ceremonial start and finish was strengthened cylinder head (they Ot Tanak and Ku/dar Sikk drove their Ford Fiesta to the SWRC win in Sardinia, here on the course, they finished seventh overall in the rally. also had new S2000 engines on ran with a 33mm restrictor. Salo this event as well) but otherwise got his drive however, in a Group both Ford and Citroen had only N car. No top crews ran with minor changes to the designs of DMack tyres on this event. En-their engines. tries for the Costa Smeralda Rally One of the features of the rally (which counted for both the top was that only Pl drivers would CIR series and also the national normally run at two-minute -in- gravel championship) have not tervals - all other cars were at one yet been announced, but there minute on Day 1, this arrange- are only ten Italian drivers (two of ment was to ensure there was suffi- them in the WRC Academy class) cient time for the Costa Smeralda while Albert Llovera's Fiat was the Rally competitors to run between only Italian car in the main WRC passes. The problem was com- event. And of the 42 cars entered pounded by the uniquely Italian in the Costa Smeralda Rally there rule demanding four rather than were only three Italian cars. three minute gaps between stage For the first time this year arrival and stage start times. Matthew Wilson was nominated A total of 64 cars were on as one of the Stobart registered the entry list, 20 of which were drivers in place of Henning Sol-entered as World Rally Cars: ten berg. All ten registered drivers in Fiesta and five each Citroen DS3 the Super 2000 world champion-and Mini John Cooper Works. In- ship selected Sardinia as one of teresting entries were two Citroen their nominated events, though WRCs for father and son Peter no national "Guest" driver was van Merksteijn, with father issued nominated by the organisers, as with abrand new car he had never the eligible drivers were engaged driven before he arrived in Sar-on the Costa Smeralda section dinia. Father had this chance be-of the event, and they could not cause Kimi Raikkonen nominated compete on both. The WRC his programme concentrating on Academy category comprised the~• events he had tackled last year and same 18 drivers as seen in Por-a fifth car was not otherwise being tugal, though there were several run on the event otherwise. The· codriver changes. There were absence of Ken Block meant that some changes to the front and rear two· occasional drivers had the su pensions on the R2 Fiestas, to chance to appear in ryesta WR.Cs, overcome the driveihaft weakness,-'Evgeniy Novik~ (in the spare M-es experienced in Portugal. Once Sport Car) ar:id PG Andersson {in again, these cars tackled only Days • Block,s usµal au). Pamk 'Flodin 1 and !. The World Rally Ca-r drove .the Jamous Mini chassis vers!OQ of the Jonn Cooper Wotks 07, --t)l,e driatico Rally winning S2000 CQr had peen homoiog_ated car ruh by the Grifone team iri so the Mini truly became a multi-Class 1 S2000 specification, but purpose cross-over rally car! It is with the 30mm restrictor changed now possible for competitors to to 33. At last there was a car enter the same car in either speci-entered in the new Group R4 fication, which is what happened class, a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X for the car of Oliveira, whose car driven by Matti Rantanen. After (chassis 02) originally constructed lengthy discussions this car must as a S2000 was upgraded with re-now run on tyres from one of the vised suspension, brakes and aero two official suppliers, Michelin or parts (specially the big rear wing) DMack, thus ending hopes that for this event. this could be a cherished prize It was all looking good for a drive from Pirelli for Juha Salo, memorable sojourn in the Medi-offered after winning the national terranean. Travel plans coming Finnish championship in 2010. home from Jordan had gone well, Like in Group N, this car also the ship with equipment landed Juho Hanninen and Mikko Markku/a literally flew to an eighth overall Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia were first off the podium at Armindo Araujo and Miguel Rama/ho drove their Mini Cooper to a 12th position at Sardinia, they were second in the SWRC in their Skoda Fabia. Sardinia, they are seen here at the car wash. overall finish in the rally, seen here cautiously entering the wet stuff. Page 14 June 2011 Dusty Times

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Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen were the second place finishers in their Ford Fiesta RS, seen here setting up for a 90 right. at Cagliari (South Sardinia) with ten days in hand before the rally. Once again there were three of-ficial teams in the WRC, Ford and Citroen started exactly equal on championship points and the eternal dilemmas about running orders ensured non stop interest from start to finish. While the week before the rally had been wet and the roads during recce were damp, conditions for the short 2.06km Shakedown were dry. Petter Solberg was quickest at lm45.4, 0.7 second ahead of Jari-Matti Latvala with Mads Ostberg 0.1 second further back. A lot of drivers did not stress themselves, and indeed mentioned that they were not going to take risks on Day 1 either! Sebastien Loeb was clearly un-happy at having to open the roads on Day 1, and of course all drivers reckoned that the risk of lead-ing at the end of Day 1 was not worthwhile - particularly as there was only a short remote service in the middle of the day. The only untoward incident was when Peter van Merksteijn stopped on the stage when his Citroen impacted on a dip in the road and a broken pipe that leaked oil caught fire. Kris Meeke was happy to be back in action. It had been two and a half years since he had competed in the World Rally Champion-ship, Spain 2008, "It is now seven months since my last rally (in the IRC), but it was worth the wait to have the chance to be compet-ing at this level. It has always been what I wanted to do!" The red and chequered Minis looked smart, each car carrying the offi-cial British registration plates that three years ago were carried on Petter Solberg WRC cars -when he drove Subarus! Day 1 - 8 Stages -Gravel - 131.06kms This was an extraordinary day. 63 cars had been over the Ceremo-nial Start ramp -34 of them being Fiestas of one sort or another -but one car Oari Ketomaa's Mitsubi-shi) did not turn up for the proper start on the Friday morning, as a result of a contractual argument. At the midday remote service halt only 39 cars arrived. Drama started without delay. On the first stage Jari-Matti Latvala had a spin and went into a wall, thought to be the result of a pace note problem. He only lost a quarter minute or so but then the suspen-sion broke on stage two and he was out for the day. The bogey of road cleaning was most severe on the first stage of the day, giving later runners the chance of glory, like Petter Solberg (5th car), PG Andersson (tenth) and especially for Evgeniy Novikov (running 18th), who was lying third overall for most of the morning. Petter, however, lost time with a turbo pipe problem, on stage 2, but when the conditions were less severe on stages 2-4 front running Sebastien Loeb moved into the lead with second running Mikko Hirvonen only 2.4 seconds be-hind. The battle for the lead was intense. On stage 3, the top three Citroens all tied for fastest time! While Hirvonen had a puncture, it was also on stage 3 that Hen-ning Solberg hit a bridge and part of the bridge penetrated the car, including the inner wing behind which were spare cans of brake flu-id and oil. The contents of these cans then spilled on to the brake disc and caught fire. He also had the damper reservoir fail but once the fire was put out he managed to continue. So after stage 4, at the midday rest halt, Ostberg was lying fourth. Minis started off looking good Kris Meeke (run-ning 14th) made third best time on stage 2 but then went off just 2km into stage 3 with some kind of sticking throttle problem. The damage to the car, a broken wheel and a driveshaft, were enough to stop him. Daniel Oliveira went off the road on stage 2 but got going without any problem at all but seven kilometres later, when they came to an asphalt stretch on the stage, the steering broke unexpectedly and he had to stop. Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson took the bronze medal in Sardinia, they finished third overall in the rally in their Cirtoen DS3. On stage 4 Patrik Flodin, in a New Generation 1.6 S2000 Mini, had turbo failure which could not be replaced at the remote ser-vice. Both Matthew Wilson and Federico Villagra were struggling with brake troubles. Andersson impacted a rock and stopped in a stage to change a steering arm, which cost him ten minutes or so. Villagra was the first casualty of the afternoon when he hit a bridge on stage 5 and lost a wheel. There was some bodywork dam-age and it took quite a long time that evening for the mechanic to get that sorted. On stage 7 Henning Solberg stopped after he impacted the car on a rock and the engine failed. On the same stage Novikov, lying fifth, rolled 50 metres down a hill but this was mostly through bushes so the amount of body damage was not bad and in fact the roll cage was undamaged. Just as the rally was appearing to settle down Hirvonen slid wide, hit a bank and punctured,dropping to fourth place and leaving the Citroens in the top three places. Come the last stage and the inevitable tactical scene was played out, this time Sebastien Ogier tactically dropped some 20 seconds or so and dropped to fourth place. This forced Hirvonen up to third place on the road behind Loeb and Solberg. So, Loeb's road cleaning agony was due to continue on Day 2, but judging by the way he drove on Day 1, the leader was doing really well despite his perceived disadvantage. Dennis Kuipers was struggling with low oil pressure. Van Merksteijn senior went off the road without much damage but then another car went off the road, the Hungarian Mitsubishi, and hit the brand new Citroen WRC on its first rally on its first day, and impacted straight into a tree. This caused a lot of front-end damage to the Citroen which meant it could not restart. In the S2000 WRC category Ott Tanak went straight into the lead ahead of Nasser Al Attiyah, who had to drive 600 metres on a flat tyre, and then Martin Prokop. Frigyes Turan had a misfire on the first stage and then stopped before the start of stage 2 with a broken exhaust. Eyvind Brynildsen punctured on stage 2, then on stage 4 he hit a rock and the impact damage stopped him. Kruuda had a series of problems including clutch then gearbox and also some electrical problems which finally stopped him. On stage 4 Albert Llovera went off the road and retired while Juho Hanninen had trouble with a long brake pedal and then drove to the end of stage 4 with a puncture. He also lost time driving behind the stricken cars of Flodin and Oliveira. In the afternoon Al Attiyah's car caught fire when he was driving with a broken shock absorber and the oil from the res-ervoir went on to the brakes. He dropped provisionally to fourth at the end of the day, behind Han-ninen. Hermann Gassner had the rear differential fail at the start of stage 5 and had to drive the rest of the day in two-wheel-drive while Prokop had an anti-roll bar at the rear fail. Tanak had a trouble free day, leading throughout. The greatest dramas, however, were reserved for the Academy cars. Early retirement came to Alistair Fisher with an engine problem (stage 1), then to Miko-Ove Niinemae who went off the road on stage 2, so 16 cars started off for stage 4. Of these only seven were left, ready to drive through to the remote service. Of the nine who disappeared, Victor Henriksson, Andrea Crugnola, Craig Breen (who had been lead-ing for the first two stages, Matteo Brunello, Timo van der Marel, Yeray Lemes, Jose Suarez and Calle Ward all abandoned as a result of damage to their engines or the steering, caused by rocks in the road, while Brendan Reeves stopped on the road section up to stage 4 with a broken oil cool-er. In the afternoon Jan Cerny stopped with a broken suspension arm. Christian Riedemann was going carefully. Egon Kaur's only problem was going off the road. "Spectators got us going. Actually we needed only to have been off for a minute, but then I made a mistake which meant it was anoth-er three minutes before we were away again." Baldoni's only prob-lem was a bent wheel on stage six after hitting a rock. In non cham-pionship cars, Juha Salo stopped with a blocked gearbox. During the afternoon Matti Rantanen's R4 Mitsubishi came to a stop with a hole in the engine block. Many drivers said that stage seven was the most incredible sight they had seen. On the sec-ond passage of the rally through the stage they were warned to be careful of cars which had retired from the first passage, but it was like driving through a scrap yard. Ingrassia explained why stage 4/7 was such a tricky stage, "In fact we had good grip on that stage and the roads were quite fast but all of a sudden you would come up unexpectedly to nasty places. This meant that drivers had a sense of over confidence on that stage." Then tbere was also the question of that rock which dam-aged so many of the Academy cars. Interestingly it was reported there were 25,000 spectators on stage 8 alone, which for a little island like Sardinia is quite a lot. Due to a rule that says you cannot take the cars away from the first pass of a stage until after the second pass, mechanics all over had to wait and work late getting the SupeRally cars ready. Novikov's Fiesta seemed to have had the most work done on it to make it possible to restart. Many, many major pieces of the car had to be replaced as well as the body having to be straightened. Me-chanics finally finished the work at 2 o'clock Saturday morning. Claudio Bortoletto reported that it was 04.30 when the final car was scrutineered ready for the restart at 8 o'clock (Saturday). Day 2 - 6 Stages -Gravel - 143.60kms 50 cars appeared at the start of Day 2. Among the WRCar competitors neither Henning Solberg or Peter Van Merksteijn sr and five of the Academy drivers Ward, Suarez, Lemes, Henriksson and van der Marel failed to restart. Sebastien Ogier was feeling ap-prehensive after his bold tactical move the evening before. While Day 1 had been new for all the top drivers the other drivers had expe-rience of the stages on Days 2 and 3, "Every time we have been here before we have stopped on Day 1, so this was new for us as well!" His teammate Sebastien Loeb was surprisingly happy, "For us to have been first car on the road and Continued on page 16 Dani Sordo and Carlos Del Barrio flew their John Cooper Works Mini Jari-Matti Latvala and Mikka Anttila drove their Ford Fiesta RS to a Per-Gunnar Andersson an Emil Axelsson drove their Ford Fiesta RS to to sixth overall in the rally, here grabbing lots of air. disappointing 18th overall finish in Sardinia, here f/yin' high. 15th overall in the rally, seen here hitting the water at speed. Dusty Times June 2011 Page 15

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be having a 33 second lead was surprising, a bonus to our plans. It should help us when we are running first car on the road again today." Suggestions that the there would be overnight rain did not happen, and the usual cleaning scenario was expected once again. This was Loeb in fighting spirit. The self-sacrifice of Ogier was not working as planned. On stage nine he got in front of Hirvonen but had then lost time on stage 11. Ogier, "There was a stretch of asphalt in the middle of the stage and we were very cautious here. We had never driven on that road at speed before, and wanted to be very safe." Solberg meanwhile had a slow front right puncture for five kilometres on stage ten. To his credit Loeb continued to hold his own, and after the first loop the outcome was 30.9 seconds in front, this time of Hirvonen in second again with Petter Solberg third and Ogier back to fourth. Ostberg had a poor time on stage 11. "There was only a short road section and we had no time to pre-load new differential settings which meant the car was under-steering a lot." ft:.l Qassimi drove three kilometres on a puncture. Fastest driver of the morning was Latvala, running eighth car on the road, he made best time on every stage, even stage nine when he drove for five kilometres with a puncture. "What was impressive is just how fast these strengthened Michelins are when running de-flated!" Sordo continued to up-hold the Mini fortunes, still lying sixth. Meeke restarted but after the first stage there was a water leak and early on the next stage he stopped with overheating. Olivei-ra was in trouble and stopped with driveshaft failure, while Araujo was unhappy. "Strange that we were using the same S2000 set-tings as in Portugal but it was not correct at all. I do not know if it is the aero, the revised shock ab-sorbers or the different terrain." Van Merksteijn Jr stopped with an engine problem at the end of stage 11. Loeb found the afternoon stag-es still intermittently cleaning and admitted having to drive flat out to keep in touch. Hirvonen now had started the day 53 seconds behind Loeb and by the end of the day this was down to 23.8, still too far away for realistic hopes of catching Loeb by the end of the rally. Ogier confessed that Hirvonen was proving very hard to catch. Latvala was flying, on only one stage all day was he beaten (by Ogier) while Ostberg had rear brake failure on the final stage of the day. Sordo was pushing hard-er and harder and looking happier all the time, though he also had a throttle sticking problem during ··Pr•rvt11 au, 11111ra1 IIIIUICI MR Thi Pulllll 111181d If PRIM Ill PUDII Page 16 the afternoon. Araujo however had to drive slowly through stages 13 and 14, with very high engine temperatures. Patrik Flodin was continuing without problems in the S2000 Mini. The final day was short, only 65km of stages, three of the stages used once and only the final Power Stage being a repeat. In S2000 Prokop was already in the wars. He had an ongoing dispute with a marshal who gave him a wrong starting time for a stage. Then on stage 11 his car caught fire and filled the cockpit with smoke, just 500 metres from the end. It seemed that the power steering fluid had spilled, Prokop: "For a moment I thought the whole car was about to be burned out." Then he was served notice of an arbitary four-minute penalty for disobeying instructions of the marshal at the start of stage three, a decision of the Clerk of the Course, at which his team had no right to explain the problem. It transpired that he was given the wrong start instruction three seconds before the "off" and he had uselessly told the timekeeper he was not ready. It dropped him out of the world championship points zone and dropped him one place, behind Al Attiyah, in the SWRC placings. Upfront Tanak was pushing hard, aware that Hanninen was pushing hard but unable to regain lost time. Mean-while Sousa hurt his arm when he slid into a rock after a pace note confusion. In Academy, three drivers stopped on the second day. Molly Taylor with engine overheating, Matteo Brunello with suspension trouble and Sergey Karyakin after the famous jump at Monte Lerno stage. Day 3 - 4 Stages -Gravel - 65.58kms Moments after daybreak, the rally headed off to the hills for the final leg. Absent was Meeke, the Mini team still not clear what caused the throttle problem, and there was still the unexplained water leak to sort out. From the outside it looked like the steam was going out of the event, Loeb seemed to be on the verge of a re-markable achievement. Loeb had a lead of 28 seconds, which with the 57km of fresh dirty gravel, was a margin that should be enough for the front running Frenchman to hold off Hirvonen, running second. What seemed much more of a worry for Ford was whether Hirvonen would be able to hold off his pursuers, Ogier 10.8 sec-onds behind and Petter Solberg another 4.9 seconds further back. But then the results were changed. The Stewards looked at a claim that Hirvonen had been unfairly penalised 4.5 seconds, through a handwriting error, and they agreed. Suddenly Hirvonen was closer to the lead than he imaged. But in fact Loeb was still in charge, and as for his pursuers Hirvonen benefited from a set-up problem which slowed Solberg and a sus-pension damage which held Ogier back. Missing on the final day were Dennis Kuipers, whose Fies-ta WRC had transmission trouble. The Power Stage made no changes in the order but Fords were happy to see Hirvonen win the stage with Latvala second, but Loeb was still there, taking third fastest time. In SWRC Tanak held his lead to the finish, fastest in the category on 11 of the event's 18 stages. He finished in a remarkable seventh place in the overall standings, an impressive result on the debut of the more powerful uprated Fiesta S2000. Hanninen took second place, his Skoda unable to chal-lenge the uprated Fiesta. The new more powerful Fiesta engine had done its job in style. Prokop had his four minute penalty re-moved, after the Stewards heard the decision which the Clerk of the Course had taken earlier, a bit late to calm the nerves but this put Prokop back in front of Al Attiyah. Missing on the final day was Bernard Sousa's Fiesta S2000 which had alternator trouble. Tanak's category win sees him jump from being in equal fourth place after Jordan to holding joint equal lead with Martin Prokop. Lying third, two points behind the leaders, was previous leader Karl Kruuda. In the championship stakes the Citroen Total team had pulled out a 17 point lead in the series over the Ford Abu Dhabi team. Hirvonen, who won the Power Stage at the end of the event, finished seven points be-hind Loeb. Citroen go ahead of Ford by just 17 points, while Petter Solberg's WRT leads the other "one" driver teams, 11 points ahead of Raikkonen's Ice-Man team. Brazil WRT gained one makes point for a MINI driver for the first time. In the Drivers' series Loeb remains ahead of Hirvonen but now by seven points, with Ogier, Latvala and Petter behind. l.AJ'2C: 53rd Rally Italia Sardegna (I) Olbia 6/8.05.2011 WCR round 4, SWRC round 3 WCR points \/VCR WCD SC 1 (1) Sebastien LOEB/Daniel Elena F/MC Citroen 0$3 (M) WRC BF735XB {F) 3h.45m.40.9s. 25 25+1 -2 (3) Mikko HIRVONEN/Jarmo Lehtinen FIN Ford Fiesta RS (M) WRC PX60AVJ (GB) 3h.45m.52.1s. 18 18+3 -3 (11) Petter SOLBERG/Chris Patterson N/GB Citroen 0$3 (M) WRC BH482BM (F} 3h.46m.04.7s. 15 15 -4 (2) Sebastien OGIER/Julien Ingrassia F Citroen DS3 (M) WRC BF911XB (F) 3h.47m.12.4s. 12 12 -5 (6) Mads OSTBERG/Jonas Andersson N/S Ford Fiesta RS (M) WRC PX60AVF (GB) 3h.48m.23.5s. 10 10 -6 (37) Dani Sordo/Carlos Del Barrio E Mini John Cooper Works (M) WRC 1WRC (GB) 3h.49m.08.5s. - 8 -7 (22) Ott Tanak/Kuldar Sikk EE Ford Fiesta S2000 (M) SWRC PX59AVU (GB) 3h.52m.51 .8s. - 6 25 8 (25) Juho Hanniren/Mikko Markkula FIN Skoda Fabia S2000 (M) SWRC 11 R 0173 (CZ) 3h.53m.18.5s. -418 9 (5) Matthew WILSON/Scott Martin GB Ford Fiesta-RS (M) WRC 1 ES (GB) 3h.53m.41.3s. 8 2 -10 (21) Martin Prokop/Jan Tomanek CZ Ford Fiesta S2000 (M) SWRC 06R0023 (CZ) 3h.57-rn.09.1 s. - 1 15 ' 11 (23) Nasser Al Attiyah/Giovanni Bernacchini QA/I Ford Fiesta S2000 (M) SWRC PX59AXA (GB) 3h.58m.14.7s. - - 12 12 (17) Arminda Araujo/Miguel Ramalho P Mini John Cooper Works (M) WRC OY11 BYJ (GB) 3h.58m.50.6s. - - -13 (10) Khalid AL QASSIMI/Michael Orr UAE/GB Ford Fiesta RS (M) WRC PXS0AWP (GB) 3h.59m.22.8s. 6 - -14 {18) Evgeniy Novikov/Stephane Prevot RUS/B Ford Fiesta RS (M) WRC RU55ALM (GB) 3h.59m.53.1 s.(2) - - -15 (16) Per-Gunnar Andersson/Emil Axelsson S Ford Fiesta RS (M) WRC PX60AUV (GB) 4h.04m.26.9s. - - -16 (27) Hermann Gassner/Katharina Wustenhagen D Skoda Fabia S2000 (M) SWRC Kl521CR (A) 4h.06m.23.4s. - - 10 17 (7) Federico VILLAGRA/Jorge Perez Companc RA Ford Fiesta RS (M) WRC PX60AVO (GB) 4h.14m.00.5s.(4) 4 - -18 (4) Jari-Matti LATVALA/Miikka Anttila FIN Ford .Fiesta RS (M) WRC PXS0AVK (GB) 4h.19m.27.8s.( 7) 2 +2 -19 (51) Patrik Flodin/Goran Bergsten S Mini John Cooper Works (M) 1 OU11CVK (GB) 4h.20m.58.6s. - - -20 (59) Nikita Kondrakhin/Nicola Arena RUS/1 Mitsubishi Lancer Eva IX 3 NM04528 June 2011 Dusty Times

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AT SPEEDWORLD Huseman Takes 2 In Pro 4 By ]. Preston Bradshaw Photos: Race Marker Photo It was a win both days in Pro 2 Unlimited for Rob MacCachren, Rob is seen here reaching for the sky on his way to victory. Rick Huseman was the big winner both days in the Pro 4 Unlimited races, seen here going into a left hander in hid Toyota. It was a first place finish in Super Lite both days for Jacob Person, he's seen here flying to the finish line in his Toyota. The Lucas Oil short course troop were at it again, on the 16th and 17th of April they converged on Speedworld Off Road Park to flex their muscles during two days of short course racing. By our count there were 162 vehicles entered, we won't get into how many actually finished all their required laps but we do know that Lucas had a good entry and hope they continue to do so as the season goes on. On the Saturday, at 2:30pm the green flag waved to start the Pro 4 Unlimited trucks on their 18 lap journey to find a Saturday champion. There were 15 trucks entered and eight of 10th, he was 31 seconds back rears at the flag. They were the the contestants made it all the with 17 laps complete. Ricky only two trucks to finish all way. When the checkers flew it Johnson only got 16 laps in and required 18 laps. In third place, was Rick Huseman taking a re-was shown in 11th place, Todd with 17 laps finished was John ally great win, Kyle LeDuc was LeDuc was shown 12th with Harrah , Aaron Daugherty was second to fi nish, he was less 13 laps complete. C urt LeDuc shown fourth, he too with 17 than a second out of the win, only had 8 laps completed, Kent laps done and Travis Coyne was Adrian Cenni was third, an-Brascho only completed 6 laps shown fifth with 17 laps com-other four seconds and change and was shown in 14th place plete, Adrian Cenni was shown in arrears, Carl Renezeder fin-and Aaron Daugherty fai led to sixth and Jerry Daugherty was ished first off the podium and complete his first lap. lucky seventh, he too with 17 Steve Barlow was the fifth place On Sunday, the Pro 4 Un-laps complete. Kyle LeDuc was finisher. Sixth place went to limited race commenced at eighth with 16 laps done, Steve Travis Coyne, Johnny Greaves 2:30pm, the same 15 guys were Barlow was ninth with 15 laps was lucky seventh place and o u t there and the same guy, in and Kent Brascho was shown John Harrah was the eighth and Rick Huseman was first to the 10th with 9 laps in the book. final finisher. Josh Merrell was checkered flag, Carl Renezeder Todd LeDuc only had five laps shown ninth with 17 laps com-took the second place fi n ish, complete to be scored in 11th pleted, Jerry Daugherty finished he was almost 5 econds in ar- place, Ricky Johnson only had ___________________ ___..:;...__;..._...., three laps completed, Josh Merrell had three laps in, he was scored in 13th place, Curt LeDuc disappeared after 2 laps and Johnny Greaves failed to get a lap in. The Pro 2 Unlimited race on Saturday had 21 entrants all rarin' to go. They too had~• 18 laps to complete for their race and when they came in for the checkered flag it was Rob MacCachren taking a really nice win, Carl Renezeder took second place, he was 3.6 sec-onds behind the leader, Brian Deegan was the third finisher, another 2 seconds back, Jeff Geiser finished in fourth place Carl Renezeder took the silver medal in the Pro 2 Unlimited Saturday In the Saturday Super Lite event it was Colton Greaves taking a nice RJ Anderson had a decent weekend, he finished 2nd in Super Lite on event, Carl finished in fifth place in the Sunday event. win, Colton only got in 12 of the required 13 laps in the Sunday event. Sunday and had a third place finish in the Saturday conflict. Corey Sisler took a third place finish on Saturday in the Pro Lite Steven Greinke flew to 2nd in Pro Buggy Unlimited on Saturday, Quentin Tucker took the silver medal in the Limited Buggy race on Unlimited and finished in third again in the Sunday event. Steven took the win in the Sunday race, here flyin' high. Saturday, he came back on Sunday with another 2nd place finish. Page 18 June 2011 Dusty Times

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l John Fitzgerald finished seventh in the Sunday Limited Buggy race, Brock Dickerson finished in 2nd place in Kart Jr 1 on Saturday, he Chad Graham was the second place finisher on Saturday in the Kart jr 2 event, Chad took the class win in the Sunday event. John Beat them all in the Sunday race, here in level flight. also finished in the second spot in the Sunday race. and Rodrigo Ampudia took behind the leader. John Gaston laps completed. Jeremy Sten-fifth place honors, almost 9 finished in 11th place and Myan berg was shown 16th· with 16 seconds behind the leader. Greg Spaccarelli was the last of the 18 laps complete, Nick Tyree was Adler was shown in sixth place, lap finishers, almost 29 seconds shown 17th with 11.laps done Robbie Pierce finished in sev-behind the winner. Marty Hart and Robby Woods was 18th, he enth spot, Greg Nunley took was a lap shy, finishing his 17 too with 11 laps completed. Phil the eighth place spot, Bryce laps in 21:28. Rob Naughton, Bolman only finished seven laps Menzies was the ninth vehicle also a 17 lap finisher was shown and he was shown in 19th place. in and Pete Sohren rounded put in 14th place and Jeremy Mc-Scott Martenson was listed 20th the top 10. Pete was 25 seconds Grath was shown 15th with 17 with one lap completed and Dow Woerner, who also only yesterday and adding some more had one lap finished was shown points to his total. Jeremy Me-in the 21st position. Grath took second place honors, The Sunday Pro 2 Unlimited he was 3.3 seconds in arrears, Main event only had 20 competi- Robby Woods came in for third tors, Scott Martenson was not place, another second and a half on the grid. They had 18 laps to in arrears, fourth spot went to run for their race and when their Bryce Menzies and Carl Rene-racin' was done it was Rob Mac- zeder was the fifth place finisher. Cachren repeating his win of Continued on page 20 It was a 4th place finish on Saturday for Bradley Morris in Kart Corry Weller took second place honors in the Saturday UTV event, Modified, Bradley was the silver medal winner in the Sunday gathering. Corry finished third in the Sunday Main Event. Carl Renezeder finished fourth in the Saturday Pro 4 Unlimited, Carl took second place in the Sunday event. www.robbygor Dusty Times June 2011 Page 19

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Chris Brandt drove his Toyota to a first overall finish in the Saturday Pro lite Unlimited, seen here at very high speed. Mike Porter gives it hard right rudder as he heads to the Pro Buggy Unlimited win on Saturday, Mike finished second in the Sunday race. Rodrigo Ampudia took sixth place honors, seventh place went to Greg Adler, Robbie Pierce was shown in eighth spot, Brian Deegan was in ninth spot and Pete Sohren rounded out the top 10. Jeremy Stenberg was the 11th place finisher, Nick Tyree finished 12th, he was another 11 seconds in arrears and John Gaston finished in 13th place, John was the last of the 18 lap finishers. Rob Naughton, Dow Woerner and Phil Bollman were shown as the, 14th, 15th and 16th place finishers, they each had completed 17 laps. Marty Hart only got 14 laps in and was shown in 17th place. Greg Nunley only got 10 laps in and was shown in 18th place, Jeff Geiser was shown in 19th place with 7 laps completed and Myan Spaccarelli never completed his first lap. Next were the Super Lite con-testants, there were 14 of them entered and they had to run 19 laps for a completion. When they started throwing the check-ers it was for Jacob Person, he did his 19 laps in 24:52, Colton Greaves was second, he was .918 of a second in arrears, RJ Anderson was a very close third place finisher, Chad George was less that a second back in fourth spot and Jeffrey Kargola took Brian Deegan took top honors on Sunday in the Pro lite Unlimited race, Brian was the second place finisher in the Saturday affair in his Ford. fifth place honors, he was five seconds behind the leader at the flag. Sixth place went to Brent Fouch, Austin Kimbrell took the seventh spot, Ron Dun-combe finished in eighth place, Patrick Clark came in ninth and Jessie Johnson finished in 10th place, Jessie was the last of the 19 lap finishers. Wyatt Kirchner was shown in 11th place, he only completed 18 laps, Jason Ellis was shown 12th, he had only completed 16 laps, Matt Cook had 13 laps complete and was shown in 13th place and Dawson Kirchner was shown in 14th place with just one lap completed. The Sunday Super Lite race still had 14 starters but the laps were cut to 13. The win went to Jacob Person, this time he won by a margin of almost five sec-onds, RJ Anderson finished in the second spot, Chad George was less than a second back in the third spot, Wyatt Kirchner was another second and checnge in arrears in the fourth spot and Patrick Clark took fifth place, he was another five seconds back. Sixth place went to Austin Kimbrell, another three and a half seconds in arrears and Brent Fouch came in seventh, he was another second back. In eighth place was Dawson Kirch-ner, Mike Emerson was the ninth place finisher and Ron Duncombe rounded out the top 10 finishers. Jason Ellis finished in 11 place and Jeffrey Kargola was the 12th and final finisher. Colton Greaves was shown 13th with 12 laps completed and Jes-sie Johnson was shown in 14th place with 8 laps of the required 13 laps complete. The Pro Lite Unlimited fra-cas started on Saturday with 16 entered and they had to com-plete 16 laps for a finish. The big winner this date would be Chris Brandt, second in was Bri-an Deegan, he was 1.2 seconds behind the leader, Corey Sisler was the third one in, Rodrigo Ampudia finished first off the podium and Cameron Steele took a fifth place finish. Casey Currie was the sixth place fin-isher, Jacob Person came along six seconds later in seventh place, Ryan Beat was the eighth place finisher, Matt Loiodice was ninth to cross the line and Jimmy Stephensen rounded out the top 10 in class. Jimmy was 24 seconds behind the winner at the end. Richard Cassey was 11th in and Matt Cook was the 12th place finisher and the last of the cars to complete all 16 laps. Pete Sohren was shown in 13th place, he had completed 15 laps and Austin Kimbrell was shown 14th, he too with 15 laps completed. Kyle LeDuc was shown 15th, he had completed 14 laps and Dan Pentico was shown in 16th place with one lap completed. On Sunday, the 16 lap race was won by Brian Deegan and it was almost too close to call as Chris Brandt took second place honors The Sunday Pro Lite Unlim-ited race was 16 laps long, there were only 15 entrants, Dan Pentico was not racing this day. When their 16 laps were over it was Brian Deegan taking a re-ally nice win, Chris Brandt was less that half a second behind in the second spot, Corey Sisler came along in third place, he was just two seconds behind the leader, Rodrigo Ampudia was the fourth vehicle in and Cam-eron Steele was the fifth place finisher, he was six and a half seconds behind the leader. Matt Loiodice took sixth place hon-ors, Casey Currie was seventh to take the checkers, Jimmy Stephensen was eighth to finish, Matt Cook was the ninth place finisher and Austin Kimbrell was 10th to finish and was the last of the 16 lap finishers. Ryan Beat was shown in 11th place with 15 laps completed, Kyle LeDuc made it an even dozen and Richard Cassey was shown 13th, they each finished 10 laps. Jacob Person finished eight laps and was shown as 14th while Pete Sohren only got seven laps completed and was shown as 15th on the result sheet. Next up were the Pro Buggy Unlimited group, there were 17 of them entered and they had to complete 16 laps for a finish. It was Mike Porter taking a re-ally nice win on this Saturday, Steven Greinke was the second vehicle to take the checkers, Jerry Whelchel was third to finish, Doug Fortin was fourth to finish and Bobby Pecoy fin-" ished out the top five in the race. Colton Greaves was the sixth finisher in the class, Justin Smith was in charge of seventh place, Brandon Bailey was the eighth place finisher, John Hol-mes was ninth to finish and Patrick Pendley was 10th to take Brian Deegan finished third in Pro 2 Unlimited on Saturday, Brian was Chad George flew to a fourth place finish in Super lite on Saturday, Rodrigo Ampudia finished first off the podium both days in the Pro a long ninth place finisher in the Sunday affair. Chad finished in third place in the Sunday race. lite Unlimited events, seen here just before touchdown . ..: Jerry Whelchel throws a lot of dirt as he heads to a 3rd place finish Kevin McCullough finished third in limited Buggy on Saturday, Kevin Wolfgang Ries flew to a 3rd place finish in Kart jr 1 on Saturday, Wolf in Pro Buggy Unlimited, Jerry finished 4th in the Sunday race. was the fourth place finisher in the Sunday event. was the 4th place finisher in the Sunday battle. Page 20 June 2011 Dusty Times

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.. the checkers. Joe Masik finished in 11th place, Gregg Reichman made it an even dozen and he was the last of the 16 lap fin-ishers. Justin Davis was shown 13th with 15 laps completed, Rich Ronco was listed at 14th place with nine laps done. Ed-die Tafoya was shown in 15th place with 7 laps completed, as was Phil Bollman, shown in 16th place and Pat Dean shown in the 17th spot but with all 16 laps completed. The Sunday Pro Buggy Un-limited race was set for 17 laps and we had another entrant, Doug Fortin. This time the gold medal went to Steve Greinke, he had almost three seconds on Mike Porter, who was in the second slot, Justin Smith came along another second later in third place, Jerry Whelchel was 4th to finish, he was another quarter of a second back and finishing in fifth place was Justin Davis, he was right on Whelchels bumper. The sixth place finish went to Rich Ron-co, seventh to finish was Bobby Pecoy, Doug fortin finished in the eighth spot, Colton Greaves was the ninth place finisher and John Holmes rounded out the top 10. Phil Bollman finished in the 11th spot, Gregg Reich-man made it an even dozen and Brandon Bailey finished in the 13th spot and he was the last of the 17 lap finishers. Patrick Pendley was shown as 14th, he finished 16 laps, Joe Masek was shown 15th, he completed 13 laps, Wade Wyman was shown as 16th, he had 11 laps un-der his belt, Eddie Tafoya was shown 17th with 5 laps complet-ed. Pat Dean was shown in 18th place with 14 laps complete. We assume Pat was not racing for points or position and was automatically moved to the last finishing position. The Limited Buggy Main on Saturday had 14 entrants, they needed 14 laps complete for their race and 11 of them made it all the way. First to take the checkered flag was Dave Ma-son, Quentin Tucker was two Dave Mason took the gold medal in the Saturday limited Buggy event, Dave finished third in the Sunday affair, seen here in flight. seconds behind in second spot, place, Greg Crew took a ninth Kevin McCollough was another place finish, Lindsay Gieser was 2.5 seconds further back in the 10th to finish and Toby Bost third spot, Zachary Hunt was was 11th in and he was the last another five seconds back in of the 14 lap finishers. Zachery fourth place and add another Hunt was shown 12th with 13 half second for Curt Geer who laps complete and Tatum Ronco finished in fifth place. Geoffrey was shown in 13th place with Cooley finished in sixth place, nine laps under his belt. John Fitzgerald was the seventh Saturdays Kart Jr. 1 race on buggy in, Dillon Ayers finished Saturday had 20 entrants and in eighth place, Tatum Ronco they had to complete 10 laps for came in ninth and Greg Crew a finish. I really believe these rounded out the top 10 finish-Kart guys have more fun racin' ers. Lindsay Gieser finished in than the buggy's and trucks do. 11th place and was the last of Anyway, when the checkers flew the 14 lap finishers. Bradley on Saturday it was Eliott Wat-Morris was shown in 12th place son taking the gold medal, Broe with 13 laps complete, Toby Dickerson was less than two sec-Bost was listed in 13th with onds in arrears for second place, 10 laps in and Jeff Richards seven seconds later it was Wolf-was shown 14th with two laps gang Ries taking the bronze completed. medal, Jack Yeiser was fourth Sundays Limited Buggy Event in and Travis Pecoy picked up only had 13 starters, Jeff Rich- a fifth place finish. Preston Ro-ards was among the missing, and hen finished in the sixth spot, you needed to complete 14 laps Cory Gieser was lucky? Seventh, to get a finish. This day it was Dean Duro was the eighth place John Fitzgerald taking the big finisher, Dylan Winbury took win, Quentin Tucker repeated ninth place honors and Tyler his second place finish of Satur-Stephensen was the 10th Kart to day, this time he was three and finish. 11th place went to Gavin a half seconds out of the win, Harlien, Lauren Knupp made Dave Mason took third place it a dozen, Bryce McDaniel fin-honors, Kevin McCullough was ished in 13th place and Blaze fourth in and Geoffrey Cooley Nunley was 14th and the last finished in fifth place. Dillon of the required lap finishers. Ayers took a sixth place fin-Barrett Nunley and Phillip Win-ish, Curt Geer was seventh in, bury were shown 15th and 16th Bradley Morris was in eighth with 9 laps completed. Cole r---,------=----~---~--...... ~-..,, A great weekend for Eliott Watson, he took the win both days in the Kart jr 1 events, he's seen here just before touchdown. Miles Cheek had a pretty good weekend, he took the gold medal in Kart jr 2 on Saturday and took the silver medal in the Sunday event. Dexheimer was shown 17th with 8 laps in, Conner McMullen was 18th with 7 laps complete, Matt Crowell was 19th, he too with 7 laps done and Darren Hardesty was listed 20th with 6 laps completed. The Kart Jr. 1 race on Sun-day also had 20 entrants and they had to complete 10 laps for a finish. When the checkers flew it was Eliott Watson doing a repeat of Saturdays race and taking yet another nice win, Broe Dickerson repeated his second place finish of Saturdays race, Preston Rohen was up three spots from Saturday to take the bronze medal, Wolf-gang Ries finished first off the podium and Darren Hardesty took fifth place honors. Travis Pecoy was sixth in, Cole Dex-heimer was seventh to finish, Gavin Harlien came in eighth, Blaze Nunley was two tenths of a second behind in ninth place and Conner McMullen was the 10th Kart to finish. 11th place went to Cory Geisei:, Barrett Nunley was 12th in, Lauren Knupp finished in 13th place, Matt Crowell finished in 14th place and Tyler Stephensen took a 15th place finish. Phil-lip Winbury finished in 16th spot, he was the last of the of-Continued ■n p111 22 Maxwell Ries took third place honors on Saturday in the Kart jr 2 Sheldon Creed was the third place finisher in the Kart Modified event C/Jad George earned the bronze medal in the Saturday Utv event, event, Max only was able to complete 9 laps in the Sunday fracas. on Saturday, Shel took a third place finish in the Sunday race. Chad only got in one lap in the Sunday doings. John Harrah was the eighth place finisher in the Pro 4 Unlimited Jeremy McGrath took a nice 2nd place in Pro 2 Unlimited on Sunday, race on Saturday, John took third place honors in the Sunday event. Jeremy was the 2nd place finisher in the Sunday race. Dusty Times June 2011 Wyatt Kirchner finished in 11th place in the Saturday Super lite event, Wyatt was the 4th place finisher in the Sunday event. Page 21

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ficial finishers. Dean Dura was shown 17th, he only had 9 laps completed, Jack Yeiser was 18th with 6 laps completed, Dylan Winbury was 19th, he had 5 laps completed and Bryce Mc-Daniel was shown 20th, he only had 1 lap complete. Next up was the Kart Jr. 2 fracas, there were 18 on the starting grid and they had to complete 10 laps for an official finish. When the checkered flag flew it was Myles Cheek taking a really nice win, Chad Graham was right behind in the second finishing spot,· Maxwell Ries was the third one in, Brock Heger was fourth and Jeremy Davis took fifth place honors. Sixth place went to Paige Porter, Weston Schuck was in seventh place, Shelby Anderson was eighth in, Preston Rohen was the ninth place finisher and Isabella Naughton rounded out the top 10 in class. 11th finish-ing place went to Hailie Deegan, Isabella Busnardo was the 12th one in, Parker Porter was un-lucky 13th, Parker was the last of the 10 lap finishers. Alyssa Fortin was shown 14th with 9 laps completed, Carlye Lenk was shown 15th, also with 9 laps completed, Sterling Cling was shown 16th with 7 laps done, Ronnie Anderson completed 6 laps and was shown as 17th and Parker Steele was shown 18th with 4 laps completed. . Sunday's Kart Jr. 2 main event was a reversal of places for the first two finishers, ~oday it was Chad Graham taking the class win and Myles Cheek taking the silver medal. There were still 18 entrants and they all had to complete 10 laps for a finish. Paige Porter was the third place finisher, Preston Roben finished fourth and Jeremy Davis was fifth car in. Sixth place went to Weston Schuck, Shelby Ander-son was the seventh car in, Hailie Deegan finished in eignth place, Sterling Cling finished in the ninth spot and Isabella Naugh-ton was the 10th place finisher in the race. An 11th place fin-ish went to Carlye Lenk, Brock Mitchell Dejong took the win in the Saturday Kart Modified event, unfortunately Mitchell was a dnf in the Sunday race. Mitch Guthrie Jr. took the win on Sunday in the Kart: Modified event, Mitch was the second place finisher in the Sunday affair. Heger finished in 12th place, of action. This time it was Mitch Parker Steele was the 13th car Guthrie Jr. taking the win, Brad-in, Ronnie Anderson finished in ley Morris was three seconds 14th place and Isabella Busnardo back in second place, Sheldon rounded out the top 15. Parker Creed repeated in the third Porter finished in 16th place, spot, Cole Mamer finished first Alyssa Fortin was 17th in and off the podium and Kyle Hart Maxwell Ries was shown 18th, was the fifth place finisher. completing only 9 laps. Brock Heger finished in the The Saturday Kart Modi-sixth spot, Brooke Kawell took fied Main Event was 13 laps in seventh place honors, Miles length and there were 15 contes-Cheek was eighth in, Chad tants all rarin' to go. When the Graham took ninth place and first guy came in for the checkers Jerett Brooks was ioth across it was Mitchell Dejong taking the line. Jeff Hoffman finished a nice win, Mitch Guthrie Jr. in 11th place, Kyle Dodd was came along some nint tenths of 12th to finish and Scotty Steele a second later for a second place was the 13th and final finisher. finish and Sheldon Creed came Mitchell Dejong was only able in for a close third place finish. to complete 10 Laps and was Bradley Morris finished first off shown 14th. Doug Mittag was the big winner both days in the UTV races, Doug is seen here in a full left turn lock, musta been a tight turn/ the podium, Scotty Steele was Last, but certainly not least last of the 10 lap finishers. Rob-fifth in, Myles Cheek finished were the UTV events. There ert Vanbeekum only completed sixth, Brock Heger finished in were 11 vehicles pawing at the nine laps and was shown ninth, seventh spot and Brook Kawell dirt for their 10 laps of fun and Code Rahders was shown 10th was eighth to finish. Kyle Dodd frolic. The Saturday event was with 8 laps done and Dan Kelly took ninth place honors, Col~ won by Doug Mittag, he had was shown 11th with 6 laps Mamer finished in the 10th three seconds on Corry Weller completed. spot, Jerett Brooks took 11th who finished in second place, The Sunday UTV event still place and Chad Graham made · Chad George was another sec-sported all 11 vehicles running it an even dozen finishers. Kyle ond and change further back in for 10 laps for a finish. It was Hart was shown 13th with nine third place, less than another a Saturday rerun for the win as laps completed and Jeff Hoff-second in arrears was RJ An-Doug Mittag once again was the man was shown 14th, he too derson who took fourth place big winner, Dan Kelly, who only with nine laps completed. Blake honors and John Dempsey was got six laps in on Saturday was Lenk did not complete a lap. fifth to finish. Sixth place was a fairly close second place this The Sunday Kart Modified taken by Josh Stechnij, Bryan day, Corry Weller was the third main event on Sunday was cut Osborn finished in the seventh place finisher, Tyler Winbury to 12 laps and there were only spot, Tyler Winbury took the finished first off the podium 14 entries, Blake Lenk was out eighth place honors, he was the and John Dempsey was fifth car in and Sixth place went to Bry-an Osborn. There was a timing error and Robert Vanbeekum was moved up into third place so add another place to fourth and up. RJ Anderson was shown eighth, he only had 6 laps com-pleted, Chad George was shown finishing only 3 laps, ninth on the chart, Josh Stechnij was shown 10th with 3 laps finished ;.• and Code Rahders was shown 11th with two laps in the book. That's all there was, another great weekend of Lucas Oil Rac-ing and, the best part, the season is young and there is lots more weekends to go in 2011. See ya all at the next one. ------------------------------------------------=::1111'--:-::::--------="'l'"':':--~;::::?:S Justin Davis was the 5th place finisher in the Sunday Pro Buggy Zachery Hunt finished in fourth place on Saturday in the Limited Jack Yeiser (Right) fin/shed 4th in the Kartjr 1 raceon Saturday, Jack Unlimited affair, Justin was the 13th finished in the Saturday event. Buggy event, Zac only had 13 laps completed in the Sunday affair: only completed six laps in _the Sunday fracas. Paige Porter was the 6th place finisher on Saturday in the Kart jr 2 Scotty Steele finished fifth in the Saturday Kart Modified race, Scotty Justin Smith finished 7th in Pro Buggy Unlimited in the Saturday event, Paige took a third place finish in the Sunday shootout. was a long 13th place finisher in the Sunday event. event, Justin finished 3rd in the Sunday melee. Page 22 June 2011 Dusty Times p

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~SoCaL250 ,lo Ewillg/Daniel 1st Overall By Judy Smith Photos: Trackside Photo Marc Ewing and Josh Daniel were the big winners at the SOCAL 250, their Unlimited Truck averaged 65.2 mph for the race. Plaster City, CA: The highly anticipated SNORE Dethrone SoCal 250, at Plaster City West, was won by the team of Marc Ewing and Josh Daniel, in Ew-ing's Unlimited Truck. There have always been lots of racers ready to suit up and charge out into the Plaster City area, and many of the sport's finest got their starts right there. But after the tragic accident last August at the MOR event in Johnson Valley, the MOR no longer had the necessary per-mits. They had been promoting a series in the area for quite a while, having taken over after the demise of the FUD series. Not wanting the long tradition of good racing to come to an end, interested peot'le in the Plaster City area and SNORE (Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts) got together and did what was necessary to get a permit for the early May event. It took a lot of time, a lot of paperwork, and lots of money to accomplish this, but obviously, the racing community was grate-ful. There were 183 entries, even though it was a crowded time on the calendar. The SNORE folks had a con-tingency area in a mall to the far eastern edge of El Centro, and that's also where they had their driver's meeting and a "mandatory media meeting." It's unknown what they told the drivers, but basically, they told the media not to walk on the course, not to turn their backs to the race vehicles, and to wear their orange safety vests. This had the effect of selling out the orange vests in at least one home improvement store in El Centro. There was a BLM of-ficial in attendance at the media meeting, and he was also very visible at the race, where the of-ficials expected "some one from DC" to show up in addition. In any case, the race seemed to go off without a hitch. SNORE had a cadre of experi-enced and hard working retriev-al folks spotted around the area, ready and able to pull disabled vehicles out of harm's way, or to upright the upside down Kyle Conlan had a great race, he took the win in Class 1, he had 21 minutes in hand when he took the checkered flag. ones. Radio communications were good and while the stuck racer might have felt it took a long time, it appeared that most were located and unstuck very promptly. With the autho-rized vehicles doing the retrieval work, there was less cause for individual chase crews to go out on the course, creating hazards as they tried to find their own racer. Plaster City West did its best to blow the whole kit and ca-boodle out of there. The wind blew all day Friday, all Friday night and all day race day, Sat-urday. This meant that even if not so much as a rabbit moved out on the course, grit and dust blew also. Spectators and course workers had grit in their eyes, ears, noses and teeth. The finish line flagmen wore a fine coat of silt on their faces. But the wind served to keep the dust from hovering in giant clouds as it has also been known to do on occasion. The temperature was mild, with t-shirts and shorts the uniforms of the day. It was hard to keep a hat on. At the start the racers were lined up two abreast, and fac-ing an extra-wide space between parallel pit lanes. During the race they could run at full speed down the middle, but if they wanted to pit they would have to move over and slow to 25 miles per hour beyond the cones. This way the pit denizens could actu-ally see cars moving at speed, and still be safe. It seemed a sim-ple; but effective way to arrange things. When the flag waved, the cars went off in pairs, two every 20 seconds, but it was a slow parade to the end of the pit rows. Then they were re-started in earnest. We couldn't see the end, or how well it worked, but some of the racers had trouble remembering that there was a "ceremonial" start before the "real~ start. With practice they'll probably get it. The con-cept seems sound. There were nine Unlimited Trucks and they all made it around the first lap. The team of Marc Ewing and Josh Daniel had the lead with the fast lap for the class, at 43:43:093. Ew-ing apparently drove just part of the lap, and then had to leave, and Daniel got in and finished. Jimmy Nuckles was second, and Todd Wyllie, with new 42" tires on his truck, ran third. Jerry Whelchel, in Marty Coyne's truck, finished his first lap after two hours and seven minutes. He reported that the driveshaft broke on the first lap and then the sway bar broke and took out a brake line and tire. Then he holed the radiator, and then the axle fell out. Said Whelchel, "That's enough fun for me." It was a good day for Chris Kemp, he took second place honors in Class 1, he finished with an average speed of 58.8 mph. Tom Bjorstrom was the silver medal winner in the Class 10 Cary Jones was noticeably slower late in the race, he took second competition at Plaster City, here airborne at high speed. place in Class 1450, seen here just at liftoff. Brian Coneen was just a bit off the winning pace in Class 15, he had Jason Coleman took second place honors in the Class 1600 battle, Matt Borden drove his Ford to a second place finish in Class 7, Matt to settle for second place honors, here at speed. he was only 2 minutes out of the class win, here just at landing. is seen here at speed headin' for the checkers. Page 24 June 2011 Dusty Times · f

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' . #t" .:_ : ,Al""' ,, ... , ·., ;:i.:"•.i,~i-".t.. • Kevin Ellis had a good day, he took the Class 10 gold medal with 35 minutes in hand, here headin' for the checkers. He sat in the truck gazing up through a hole where the roof had been -it "blew off." It was Daniel and Nuckles again on the second lap, and through the third, but Nuckles seemed to be having some brake problems by then. Ultimately, Daniel got the win, and Nuckles failed to finish the third lap. Daniel said he fueled the Geiser Dugan truck just once, and had no flats. He said he hadn't raced this course before, but had pre-run a lot. His total time for the five laps was 3:50:32. Gregg Hempel, who did the first two laps, and Jeff Seifert, who finished, were second in their Chevy. John Gullotta was the navigator. They bent a drive-shaft and it vibrated and broke the rear sway bar, so they limped to the finish. Their time was 4:50:00. 45:51.578 and took the win. He said he'd been racing at Plaster City since he was 15 Jerry Larimore was the big winner in the Class 1450 battle at Plaster City, he beat out 23 other cars for the class win. years old, and called it "My back yard." He had no problems dur-ing the race, stopped twice to r • 100 Gallon Capacity • Single or Double Dry Break • EZSetUp • Affordable lndyCar Fl Technology Acceuorles •Dump Cans •Hose • Reducers • Filler Necks & Caps Helm.eta • Snell SA 2005 Forced Air Helmets • fuel, and finished with a low right rear tire, after hitting a rock late in the lap. But when Y. Wyllie, who'd ticked off four consistent laps with no prob-lems, broke an upper link bolt at the beginning of lap 5, ap-parently a consequence of the bigger tires. A wheel/tire com-bination weighs 155 pounds. When the bolt broke he had the crew come out and weld it, then headed in. But he checked it part way back and saw that the weld had started to break, so he came in slowly. He says he liked the bigger tires. And he had no flats. His time was 6:08:06. G·FOllCI~ • Wired for Communication & Ear Bud Ready Steve Olliges was fourth in his Ford. He drove all the way and on his fourth lap he lost a distributor and that cost him an hour and a half or two hours. He said he hadn't had time to prep the truck after the BITD race up at Alamo, Nevada just two weeks before this one. His time was 6:34:30. Fifth, and last in the class to finish, was Rusty Stevens, John Hoffman and Jorge Rodriguez, in a Ford. Their steering box went out on the first lap, and they changed an alternator on the second lap and the truck overheated, but they had no flats. Their time was 7:09:30. IUICIN8IIIEAII - -. Cl] HJC MOTORSPORTS • Racing Optics Tear Offs • Universal and Custom .llolded Ear Buds • Helmet Skirts • Shields Kool !lr111 Blower System • Higllest Flowing Systems! • 105, 135, 150, 235 and 250 CF.II Ratings • Higll Flow Filters & Custom Hoses • Trophy Kart Kits for Driver & Clutch Cooler he was ready to head for his pit, the car wouldn't start, and had to be towed away. His five-lap time was 3:54:05. This was his second win in as many weeks. He also took the overall at the BITD Silver State 300. In second place it was Chris Kemp, who didn't stop to talk. His time was 4:15:43. Third was the Householder team, who said their transmis-sion cooler wasn't working, and "fourth gear is probably gone." Terry, the dad, drove the first three laps, and Adam finished . Their radio had fallen out of its holder, but they didn't have any flats. They described the course as "dusty" and wen t on to say, "If they wanted something diffi-cult, they got it!" They said they ran the final 20 miles in 3rd Continued an page 27 uie& • • Verte:i: 5 to 110 Watt Radio Systems • Hi-Fi Intercom Systems • Chase & Race Packages • Base Station Packages • Crew Chief & Kart Packages Ia Car Callen. Sy1tea • EZ 1 Button Operation • Exclusive Racer X Motorsports Package • 5.7 hours of H1gll Resolution recording time • Up to 12 hours of operation on 4AA Lithium Ion Batteries • Can be Interfaced to Intercom for full audio experience l'.Gellm • 411/2 Gallon Capacity • SCORE I BITD / FIA Approved • Tapered Design Provides Increased Ground Clearance & .llaximlzes Usable Fuel • Fuel Level Sending Units Available • Caps, Necks, Hose, Filters and Pumps Available In Class 1 Unlimited, there were 11 starters, but Jason Whipple bombed out on the first lap, and Brent Miller made it almost all the way around, and then was towed to his pit. That left Kyle Conlon in the lead in his Jimco LS7. T. J. Flores was second in a Bunder-son, and Terry Householder ran third in his Playtech. Flores didn't get his second lap done, nor did Tony Smiley, and Chris Kemp moved into second place. On the fifth lap Conlon put on a burst of speed and rec;.ord-ed the fast lap for the class, at YOUB SOURCE FOB PBOl'BSSIONAL BACB PRODUCTS 10815 Wheatlands Avenue, Suite K • Santee, CA 92071 619-258-RACE (7223) • Fax 619-258-0883 • Dusty Times June 2011 Page 25

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S.N.O.R.E. Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts PO BOX 752172 Las Vegas, Nevada 89136 An Open Letter from SNORE ... To: All concerned racers, teams, volunteers and spectators Regarding: 2011 Midnite Race Shutdown by BLM Las Vegas District June 1, 2011 Some of you may have heard that SNORE, for the first time ever in 43 years, has been denied a race permit by the Las Vegas District of BLM. This denial is for the Midnite race scheduled for July 31, 2011. Rather than placing information in Dusty Times, information which could possibly change tomorrow, we invite you to visit our website regularly for the latest up-to-date facts regarding this tenuous situation. Please note that a dialogue is open between the parties, and be assured that we at SNORE are working diligently to bring affordable, exciting races to you, our racers, their families and all friends of SNORE. Join us as we look toward racing into the future ... Sincerely, Don Wall President S.N.O.R.E. Page 26 June 2011 Dusty Times

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-----Blaine Conrad was the big winner in the Class 1600 fracas, his margin of victory was a mere two minutes and change. gear. They'd also broken a wheel on a rain-rut, avoiding a stalled racer. Their time was 4:29:23. Fourth went to Richard Boyle who drove all the way. He said he started late because his "converter was pukin' oil." He added that a couple of times on course he had to stop and let it cool down. But he had no flats, and his total time was 4:42:59. In fifth it was his brother, Dennis Boyle, who also drove all the way in his HMS. He had no power steering for the last lap, but he'd had no flats. His time was 4:47:43. Vince Galewick was sixth, but didn't stop to tell about his day. His time was 4:49:34. In seventh it was Victor Gru-ber, who did all the driving in his Racer chassis. He said it was "dusty and bumpy and dustier and bumpier." He'd had no front brakes the whole race, but had no flat tires, "just brake problems." Tucker Conroy navi-gated for all five laps. Their time was 5:48:11. They were the last in the class to finish. Class 10 had 13 starters, and on the first lap the lead be-longed to Kyle Woodward, with a lap of 51:48:17, which proved to be the fastest lap for the class for the day. Unfortunately, it was his last lap. He radioed in a little after 10 a.m. that he was broken, and it-was possibly his transmission. In the meantime, Justin Da-vis looked as if he'd take over the lead, but after two laps he didn't come around anymore ei-ther. And the Jimenez brothers, always good in this class, also disappeared on the second lap. Meanwhile, Kevin Ellis and Jim Varshay were putting togeth-er a string of evenly paced laps, and heading for the win. They finished first in their Madigan chassis with a GMC EcoTec motor, but they hadn't had a trouble-free day. Varshay said "It was silty, nasty, can't see sh!t!" They said there was "real bad silt", their air pumper for the helmets had quit on the second lap, and their electronic shifter quit, so had they to shift with no clutch for a while. They fixed that on course. Their total time was 4:49:57. In second place it was Tom Bjorstrom, with a time of 5:24:24. The third place car was driv-en by Terry Tolbert, to a time of 5:37:18. Fourth place went to Benja-min Button, at 6:09: 19. And in fifth it was Carrie Smiley, at 6: 12: 19. The seventh place finisher was Dennis Kordonawy, who broke an axle on lap two. He also said he couldn't keep his motor running due to a jetting .. Steven Hall took the gold medal in the Class 5 action, he finished the race with an average speed just under 35 miles per hour. problem. Other than that, he said "we had a good day in the desert." His time was 6:29:50. Zachary Reish tried to do an extra lap because he'd lost count, but happily, his pit crew set him straight. He'd run out of gas on his third lap, which cost him about an hour. His total time was 6:38:01, which included a five minute penalty for not stopping for the check-ered flag, which he did because he thought he had that other lap to do. In eighth it was Chad Dohrman, whose car was barely running" at the finish. He didn't want to shut it off, for fear it wouldn't restart, apparently, so he wasn't able to talk about his day. His time was 6:46: 12. In ninth place, last in the class to finish, was David Green-hill, who'd had difficulties with his front brakes locking up. He'd lost an hour on the second lap and again on the fifth lap, so his total time was 7: 11:02. In the 1200 class the two front runners had a really good battle until the fourth lap, and then Paul Keller pulled to the front and stayed there. He drove-his Mirage all the way and had one flat tire, and a slave cylinder came apart and he had to fix it on course. His winning time was 4:40:51. In second it was Shawn Mc-Callum in a Prill. McCallum is having a two-seat Class 1 car built, and is racing this while he waits. He said, "Now I know why I race Class 1 -this was rough!" He reported that he'd "stuffed the car into a dirt hill, broke the front bumper and knocked myself out!" But it was only for a few seconds, and he went on. His second place time was 4:48:27. In third it was Cody Reid, who finished in 4:56:44, and didn't stop to talk. Joel Whitted, who was fourth, in the time of 4:57:69, also disappeared from the scene. Todd Stemmerman, who started and Tommy Downey, who finished, in a Penhall, said they had no problems during their drive, but then they ap-parently don't consider rolling over a problem. They finished in fifth place, in 5:34:57. Dwayne Reinert was sixth, in 5:44:35. In seventh it was Matt Laugh-lin, who drove laps 1, 2, and 3, and Bryan Carr, who did laps 4 and 5. J. D. Dickerson and Jeremy Thomas navigated. They broke two axles, one each side, ten miles apart. They had one spare, and had another brought out to them. Their time was 6:08:22. Cody Freeman had the fast lap for the group on the first lap, at 52:32:17 but he had some problem on lap two that cost about 15 minutes, and on the fourth lap he lost an hour. He was eighth, in 6: 12: 15. And in ninth, and last in the class to finish, it was Jason Sem-mens, at 6:34: 12. In Class 1300, limited sports-men, there were three entries. Right from the start Bill and Bil-ly Shapley III went into the lead with the fast lap for the group at 1:09:00. Henry Vasquez ran second and Breanna Cloud was third. This was a four-lap class, and the Shapley team took the win, in their DOI chassis. They said they'd had a "flawless" day, but that it was "really dusty, silty and rough." The father of this father/son duo drove laps one and two and Billy did laps three and four. Their time was 5:08:33. In second it was Henry Vasquez, who finished his four laps in 7:25:00 after having a very long third lap. Cloud didn't make it to the finish line. Class 1450 had 24 entries and they were required to do only four laps. Carey Jones went into the lead on the first lap with the fast lap time for the class at 56: 14:40. But there were three other trucks running within a couple of minutes of his time. Five of the entries dropped out on the first lap, at least two of them needing to be towed back to their pits. Ultimately, Jerry Larimore took the win. He drove all the way and said he had no mechan-ical problems, and no flats, but the back of his seat broke on the third lap and it kind of settled back like a lounge chair, drop-ping Larimore so low that he couldn't see out the windshield. So for the last two laps he had to grab hold of the steering wheel to pull himself up high enough so he could see what was in front of the truck. It was a fatiguing way to drive, but he avoided disaster and made it in. Larimore said this was the "best marked" course he's ever raced Continued on page 28 Jason Gutzmer took second place honors in the Stock Bug class at Terry Householder had a couple of slow laps but still managed a In Class 1600, Joe Laff took third place honors, Joe was only a Plaster City, Jason, seen here getting' real close to the checkered flag. third place finish in Class 1, seen here at liftoff. minute and a half out of second place, here throwing lots of dirt. In Class 9 it was Jack Hettinger taking third place honors, Jack is Richard Boyle had problems on his first lap, he was the fourth place In the Class 1450 fracas it was Clyde Ahrens taking a fourth place seen here at high speed on the course. finisher in the Class 1 battle, seen here haulin' you know what. finish, he's seen here with the hammer down. Dusty Times June 2011 Page 27

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Mike Boone was in charge of the class 5/1600 action, Mike finished his four required laps at an average speed of 38.6mph. Bill and Billy Shapley, father and son took the gold medal in the Class 13 battle, they had two hours on their competition at the flag. on. His total time was 3:58:52. Jones had been leading un-til the third lap, when he lost about 19 minutes, and then his fourth lap was about the same length. He finished second in 4:18:19. In third it was Dan Vance, with a time of 4:35>34. Fourth place went to Clyde Ahrens who started the day with a crunched roof. On his second lap he lost a few minutes stopping to let the truck cool and apparently had to continue doing that because his third and fourth laps were long also. His total time was 5:22: 15. In fifth it was Greg Zumwalt, who ran three pretty evenly paced laps, and one long one, for a total of 5:34:04. Bill Isenhourer had one lap of over two hours, and that gave him a total time of 6:01 :09. In seventh it was Eric Ludian who drove all the way and had cooling issues all the way, and had to "baby it." He also had a fuel pickup issue after the sec-ond lap. Hunter Ludian navigat• ed the last half of the race and Ed Baran navigated the first two laps, and they had no flat tires. Their time was 6:23:07. In eighth it was brothers Ryan and Steve McNaughton, who shared the driving evenly. Gregg Hempel was second to finish in the Unlimited Truck Class, Gregg finished the race with an average speed of 51. 7 mph. They said one sensor went bad so they spliced it and went on. The bed of their truck was apparently broken and it was drooping. They were stuck twice and pulled out once. The other time they dug out. Happily they'd planned ahead and had a shovel on board. Their time was 6:47:32. John Coleman was ninth, getting a bit slower each lap as the course got tougher. His time was 7:10:33. Kevin Siegel had three evenly paced laps, and one of almost three hours, to be the 10th and last finisher in the class, at 7:10:33. In Class 15, the Unlimited Sportsman class, there were eight starters and Eddie Zeller took the lead on the first lap with the fast time for this group, at 56: 14: 109. And then he just stayed in front and took the win. His time at the end of the required four laps was 3:57:43. In second it was Brian Coneen in a Curry powered by a 2376cc VW. He said he'd had no problems, but he figured his motor was "silted." His time was 4:19:58. Tony Scott was third, with four evenly paced laps, and a time of 4:51:34. And in fourth, and last to finish, it was Adam McCollum, who'd finished his first lap on a shredded right rear tire. His time was 5:57:24. The biggest class at this event was the 1600s, which had 33 starters. (It's nice to know they're all still racing!) On the first lap it was no surprise that Justin "Bean" Smith had the quick time at 55:21:8112 -and it proved to be the fastest lap for the class for the day, 'tho a couple of others came close. Cody Robinson was the second quickest, at 55:25, but he didn't get to finish his second lap. And Richard Evans wasn't one of the ones with a fast time. He radioed in that he'd rolled in Coyote Wash, and it was over three hours before he managed to get back to the start/finish line. Long day for him. Jason Coleman, Joe Laff, Ross Mattox and Ramsey El Wardani, Steve Johnson, Tom Craig, the McMillin/Cooley team, Edgar Alvarez, Arnoldo Gutierrez, Jr., and Quentin Tucker were all within a few seconds of each other. Literally -the fastest had a lap time of 57:05, and the slowest was at 57:53 on the first lap. That's ten teams running within 48 sec-onds of each other. It's exciting to see such close competition. A couple of those who were quick on the early laps self-destructed early, but 17 of the 1600s managed to get to the fin-ish. There may have been some sort of lesson to be learned. Blaine Conrad, who is 19 years old, and thus, a year younger than his Mirage chassis, drove a steady pace, all his laps within three minutes of each other, and took the win. His day wasn't flawless: he had one flat tire on course and had one changed in a pit. Conrad's time was 5:00:48 and he had a little over two min-utes on second place. In second place it was Jason Coleman, who also drove all the way in his Kreger. He had no problems, and said, "I drove as fast as I could." His time was 5:02:56. Joe Laff, in a 1988 Che-nowth, also drove all the way. He said his cutting brake locked up on the first lap and he'd had to stop and free it up. Also, his air filters clogged. Laffs time was 5:04:37. Ryan Mattox, in an Alumi-craft, said his day was "perfect, no problems at all." But then he went on to say, "The course hurt -got five times worse every lap." His time was 5:06:08. El Wardani, who did laps one and two, got stuck behind some-one on a hill and stalled. He couldn't restart for a while and four cars he'd already passed went by him. again. Caleb San-den drove laps 3, 4, and 5, and on his first lap the car stalled and he had to wait for help. It cost him five or six minutes. They were fifth at the finish, in 5:06:24. Kenny Freeman did all the driving in a two-seat Bunderson. He had one front flat and went to a pit for repair. His time was 5:08:37. Corey Goin finished sev-enth, in the time of 5:11:23. Somehow we missed him at the finish. In eighth it was Mario Gaste-lum in an Alpha Project chassis. Gastelum drove all the way and said he had no problems, but then he remembered that the throttle cable was sticky and the handle on the shifter broke, but he had no flats. His time was Arturo Benavides was the only entrant in the VORE-VC Class, he Dennis Boyle was the fifth place finisher in the Class 1 conflict, he's Ramsey El Wardani finished fifth in the Class 1600 race, he's seen motored around his four laps in 4:33:16 for the class win. seen here at high speed heading for the checkers. here in level flight on his way to the checkered flag. Vince Galewick managed a sixth place finish in the always hotly Bill lsenhourer was the sixth place finisher in the Class 1450 battle, Kenny Freeman was the sixth place finisher in the always competitive contested Class 1 race, he's seen here flyin' low towards home. he had a very long 3rd lap, he's seen here headin' home. Class 1600, he's seen here at high speed headin' for the checkers. Page 28 June 2011 Dusty Times

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r· 5:12:39. Day Gang's two-seat Jimco belonged to Bekki Freeman Wik when she earned the SCORE 1600 season points champion-ship in 1998. Gang drove all the way at this event and said that "everywhere it was rough I had nothing for the one-seat-ers." She had a flat and had it changed in the main pit, and added, "I drove my ass off!" Her time was 5: 15:39. Ben Abatti, Ill finished in tenth place, in 5:37:55. In eleventh it was Jasper Dyer, in 5:41:30, and twelfth went to John Manring in 5:44:52. Richard Nichols, Jr. was 13th to finish, in 5:56:25. In 14th it was Troy Phelps, who drove laps one and two and Steve Johnson who did the last three laps. Each of them had one flat. Johnson had help from spectators who not only changed his flat, but brought him a bottle of water, for which he was grateful. Their actual time was 5:43:03, but that had a 15 minute penalty added to it, for an "official" time of 5:58:03, which cost them a couple of positions. Apparently they had violated a "Safety Set Back" ac-cording to the BLM. (We do not know what that entails.) Fifteenth place went to Ste-phen Trogus who did laps four and five and Kevin Graves, who drove the first three laps. Graves had a flat on the first lap and also got stuck on a big hill once. Trogus was also stuck once and Daniel Maurer won the gold medal in Class 18 at Plaster City, he had a long second lap but it didn't cost him the win. had a rear flat. Their time was 6:17:49. Sixteenth to finish was Terry Sylvanie, with a time of 6:50:36, and last was Ray Blokelman, at 7:33:51. In Class 18, which had just two entries, only one managed to finish. Daniel Maurer, in a D.D.l. chassis, drove the entire required four laps, with Larry Chirao navigating all the way. On the first lap their battery went out, and they had to make repairs at the end of the lap. Then their shifter broke on the second lap, and they fixed that with a hammer and a screw driv-er. They also got stuck in a big silt bed at Mile 33 on the sec-ond lap. They lost 20 minutes there, but spectators helped them get free. Ultimately, their four lap time was 5:34:54 and they took the win. Anthony Perrucci, their only competitor, had a hard day, and managed to finish only three laps. Class 3000 had three en-tries, but only one finisher. Jack Moreno decided to rent this ve-hicle from Pete Sohren because his own "12 car" wasn't ready. He had his son, Max, age 12, navigating all the way. Moreno, who drove all the way, said it was a "tough track", but a "fun ride." His time for five laps was 6:30:45. Bill Belansky, also in the class, got only three laps done and Mason Meachum was towed in by spectators. Class 5 had five entries, but four of them came to grief. Steve Alexander had the fast Jack Moreno took the win in the Class 3000 contest, Jack is seen here haulin' freight to the finish line. first lap, at 1:03:26, and then had a fair second lap, and spent over three hours on his third lap, and never finished. But in the meantime Steven Hall kept going around. He had a brief hiatus on the third lap when he' ran out of gas at Mile 38. That cost him an hour. But by then it didn't matter, as his competitors had fallen by the wayside. Hall went on to take the win in 7: 10:53. In the limited Baja Bugs, 5-1600, there were nine start-ers. At the end of the first lap Gerardo Iribe had the lead with the fast lap for the class at 1 :09: 10, but he had only 32 seconds on Trevor Anderson. Iribe held the lead through the second lap, and even through an axle change, which they did while they changed drivers. Mike Boone got in for the last two laps, and he had Derek Crumm navigating. Albert Sara-bia navigated for Iribe. Boone got stuck once and Crumm had to serve as muscle, to push him out of his hole. Their winning time was 5: 19:47. In second it was David Her-rera and George Perez, who both drove, and Marcos Morales and Henry Daly, who navigated. They had no problems, but said they'd been nerfed. The course was "soft, but it did have some fast - really fun." Their time was 5: 19:57. The third place team was Trevor Anderson who drove all the way, with his dad, Mark, doing the navigating. They had Continued on page 40 Cody Freeman had a horrendously long fourth lap but was able to Ben Abatti was the 10th place finisher in the Class 1600 fracas, Ben It was a ninth place finish for Day Gang in the Class 1600 fight at finish in 8th place in the ever popular Class 12 race. is seen here just at one of many liftoffs during the race. Plaster City, she's seen here on her way to the checkers. Finishing eighth in the Class 1600 conflict was Mario Gastelum, he's It was a 14th place.finish in Class (600 for Steve Johnson at Plaster Seventh place in Class 1600 went to Cory Goin, Cory is seen here seen here just at touchdown on his way to the checkers. City, he's seen here at high speed headin' for home. at one of a hundred liftoffs on his way to the finish line. Todd Wyllie took third place honors in the Unlimited Truck division, Steve 01/iges had a terribly long fourth lap, he was relegated to fourth Terry Tolbert was the bronze medal winner in the Class 10 battle at he's seen here on his way to the checkered flag. place in the Unlimited Truck Class, seen here hustlin' to the finish. Plaster City, he's seen here flying his way across the course. Dusty Times June 2011 Page 29

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NORRA MEXICAN 1DDD RALLY Bob Gordon Takes Big Win By Judy Smith Photos: Track.side Photo The Bob Gordon/Ryan Arciero duo was the big winner, they had best overall time for the rally, seen here on the course in their Vintage Buggy. Baja California, MX: The NORRA Mexican 1000, early in May, attracted some 81 entrants, all eager to have a try at the three-day jaunt to La Paz. Starting in Mexicali, the jour-ney included many dirt miles familiar to off-road racers, and just about the same amount of paved miles as it wended its way to three of Baja's most scenic and most "typically Baja" destinations. With overnight stops at the Bay of LA.and Loreto, and the final destination the Malecon in La Paz, it was pretty much an ideal Baja jaunt. Warm weather, blossoming cacti and spectacular sunrises and sunsets were icing on the cake. Using a rally format rather than making it a full-on race, meant that it was much more relaxing for both the chase crews and the entrants. It didn't mean that the hours wouldn't be long, or the cars couldn't break, because those were certainly very frequent happenstances. Bruce Meyers, inventor and builder of the Meyers Manx, the vehicle that started the whole off-road racing thing, was the Grand Marshall, which meant that he got to lead the parade out to the start area on the first morning, and pre-sumably, each morning thereafter. He was also planning to drive his Manx down the road each day, ending in La Paz with the rest of the crowd. It was terrific to have him along. The way it worked was that there were Special Sections and Transits. The Special Sections were mostly dirt, and mostly on roads used for many years by various racing organizations. The Transits were sections of highway - paved usually, but not always, that connected two Special Sec-tions. For example, at the south end of Laguna Salada the course bumped up onto Highway 5 north of the intersection with Highway 3. The contestants were to main-tain legal highway speeds to the intersection, then turn right up Highway 3 to the point where the dirt road to Diablo Dry Lake headed south. Then Diablo Dry Lake to San Felipe was another Special Section (though how any part of the world with that many whoops can be called "special" .... ) The pavement from San Felipe to below Huerfanito was Transit 2, and then the road from Huerfanito to past Coco's and out onto the Highway was Special Stage 3, with an easy Transit down the highway and the Bay of L.A. Road. As always, that road from In the Evolution Class it was Gay Smith taking home all the marbles, he had all sorts of time on his opponents. Puertecitos to Coco's was heavily traveled, because not only were the racers using it, but their chase crews were following, as well as anyone who wanted to overnight in Bay of L.A. and didn't want to have to go across the top of the peninsula and down through the San Quintin area and all that traffic. Racers hit that washboardy dirt road just at sunset and found not only race traffic, but huge dump trucks and various other road working equipment. It was extremely dusty, rough and rocky and difficult to pass. And it must have been a disappointment to all the old racers who remembered it as it used to be. Some teams worked all night to repair their vehicles, others enjoyed a quiet dinner and a good night's sleep. At sunrise, or there-abouts, the vehicles lined up in the order in which they'd finished the night before, and headed south again. The second day they were on the dirt to just below the state line, coming up onto the pavement at Vizcaino. Then it was paved to San Ignacio. Then back into the dirt to San Juanico, down to Purisima, and up and over the hill to where the road hits High-way 1, and 38 miles into Loreto for the overnight. At Loreto there were parties, more quiet dinners, and more long nights of working on the race cars. In the morning, after a host-ed breakfast near the start line the racers hustled westward to near Sto. Domingo, where they picked up pavement again and traveled south to below Insurgentes, where they hit the dirt. Then they used trails familiar to SCORE racefs and also well used by the Dos Mares off road racing organization from Cabo. They came out on the pavement at about Sta. Rita, and transited into La Paz on pavement lined with fans. One reason for the large number of fans was that the Dos Mares group was having a big race on the day that the NOR-RA event finished, and both sets of racers would be on the same course from time to time. Every entrant had a 46 page spi-ral bound 8 inch by 11 inch route book with tulip notes for the Spe-cial Stages (dirt sections), mileages and lots of red danger warnings. Racers could also buy the whole thing on a chip and put it into their OPS. This was obviously a lot simpler than juggling the book. Although, some of the racers hadn't had much experience with OPS, if any, because they stopped racing years before it came into being, so there were a few who didn't really know how to use them. And some who didn't know ~• whether to put "north" at the top or the bottom of the screen. A few, trying to hold to the concept of vintage cars, did not go the OPS route, and found it impossible to manage the book in the car, and thus resorted to navigating by following the old standard "most used route". That doesn't work as well now as it did back in the late '60s and early '70s, because there's Performance Proven for Desert & O.ff-Road Use 150 Heavy Duty Sizes to Choose from Detail & Pressure Wash Tanks Marine Holding & Water Tanks Bulk Storage & Waste Tanks R.V. 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a lot more traffic everywhere in Baja. Teams had radios and cell phones and satellite phones to call for help or directions in the event of disaster. The course was not marked by NORRA except for a few feet before the end of a sec-tion, where you were to stop and hand over your book so the timing and scoring folk could enter your time. They also made time nota-tions on a sticker adhered to the car on the right side, just under the windshield (or the-place where the windshield should be). The fact that NORRA didn't mark the course, didn't mean that there were no markings: there were SCORE markers, some obviously years old, and CODE markers, and down south, Dos Mares mark-ers, and some that could not be identified. They often pointed in the right direction, but just as often, pointed in the wrong direction. The weather stayed fine. There was neither fog nor gale force wind. It was a lovely week for a drive down the length of Baja. The class of cars entered were very different from the usual off road event, but some of the vehicles were very familiar. The categories included Vintage, Evo-lution and the Poker Run. In the Evolution group an entrant could drive whatever he had - even a very up to date racer, so long as he used E85 Ethanol fuel. The Feldkamp team explained that the ethanol fuel runs hotter and the car used 30% more fuel than it would on straight gasoline. Also, it's hard on the fuel lines, and Dusty Times they had to install bigger injec-tors. They said their spark plugs kept closing, causing back fires and blowing up the exhaust. Feld-kamp' s car had a range of only 124 miles on the ethanol fuel, and thus had to make extra fuel stops each day. The same would be true for all the cars running that fuel apparently. The Feldkamps were running their Penhall in this class, Scott Steinberger had a Ford Trophy Truck, and Gay Smith ran something he called a Volkswagen Beetle, which was a Jimco prerun-ner with a Porsche motor. Then there were several Honda bikes in the Evolution category, a Wil-lys Jeep Flatfender, and a Travis Fletcher Pre Runner. In the Vintage class, where most of the entrants fit, the vehi-cle was supposed to be an old one, and in many cases the drivers were as aged as the cars. Within the vintage category, there were sub-categories, so that for example, Jim Riley's Chevy Nova was in the same class as Jeff McCullough's AMC Hornet. Category 2 in-cluded a wide variety of trucks, Category 3 was for single seat bug-gies, Category 4 was for two-seat buggies and so forth. In the Evolution class the over-all winner was Gay Smith in a '66 VW Unlimited Baja Bug, and in the vintage class, Bob Gordon, Tim Crabtree and Ryan Arciero took the honors in their Chenowth. Butch Jensen was the Poker Run winner, in an Alumi-Craft prerunner. Smith had an apparent lock on the Evolution class going into the last day, and he was first on the road and looking good, but then, as reported by teams who'd been following him, "his tracks disappeared." No one knew what had happened to him for a long time. But ultimately, he showed up at the finish, windshield bro-ken, broken exhaust, torn fenders and holed oil cooler. Smith said "A sharp corner sneaked up on us." He rolled over a bank, going over two and a half times. Hap-pily there were some locals there and they helped get him out and upright. He had to change a tire and bypass the oil cooler. He said it was 25 minutes before the first truck went by where he was (That was Michael Gaughan, who'd been following his tracks.) Smith, who's a Pikes Peak hillclimb vet-eran, says it's "not nearly so far down" as at Pikes Peak when you roll over in Baja. He was still in close enough to his target time to salvage his win in the Evolution category. Third in the Evolution class was a 1960 Willys Jeep Flatfender driven by Ned Bacon and Kat Wiechert. Bacon has owned the Willys for 36 years, and identified it as a Rock Crawler. He said this was its first time racing "down here." He bought it in 1975. The two of them were both in the car all three days. They had no chase vehicle, and planned to drive it back to Mexicali. They said., "It's been fun." They also told us that all that's left of the original Jeep is the frame, the tailgate and the serial number. It's known as the "Killer Bee." In fifth place in the Evolution class, was the team of Joe Black, Jiromy Rios and Travis Fletcher. At the start of Day 3 they'd had to head back into town for some welding, so they were last in line by the time they were ready to start. They said that they were all bikers and this was their first time racing a car in a long time. Black drove all three days, Rios sat in back and navigated all three days, and Fletcher "knew Baja." Fletcher also built the car. Not finishing in the Evolu-tion class were Bud and Buddy Feldkamp, in their Penhall buggy, and Scott Steinberger, who blew the motor in his '91 Ford Truck on the road between Purisima and Highway 1. One Biker, Scott Dunlavey, also failed to make it, apparently not even finishing the first day. In the Poker Run division it was a "run what you brung" class. Entrants paid an additional fee which was assigned to the char-ity of their choice, chosen from a list of beneficiaries more or less related to off road sports and Baja. Somehow each entrant collected a poker hand during the day, and the best hand each evening was declared the winner for the day. Butch Jensen drove the first four wheeled vehicle over the finish line; a 2008 Alumicraft pre-runner. He said it was "an easy deal - a piece of cake", and added that he'd "just kinda cruised -had a great time. No flats." Second went to Larry Roeseler on a bike. He didn't even look tired, or dusty. In third it was Rudy Lekar in a 2005 AlumiCraft pre-runner. Lekar drove all three days, and re-ported just one flat tire, which he said was a matter of" driver error." In fourth it was Alex Melero and his daughter Alejandra, in a 1974 VW Bug, which was the original "VW orange". Alex drove Day two, and Alejandra drove Days one and three. They had fuel problems, and after he thought a bit, he said, "lots of problems." They were the last of the Poker Run group to finish. Among the non-finishers was Walker Evans, who broke a bal-ljoint and tore up two shocks 27 miles out of Bay of L.A. He limped back to Bay of L.A., "Put it on a trailer, got in my airplane and came here (La Paz)." The Bob Gordon team took the win in the Vintage category in his Chenowth. Gordon had . Tim Crabtree and Ryan Arciero as co-drivers, and they did all the driving on the first two days, while Gordon got in for the last section. They said "it wasn't fast, but it was fun." They dropped two cylinders about eight miles out of Mexicali on Day One. Gordon said, "If it weren't for Ryan I'd have gone home." They ran on just four cyl-inders the whole distance, "but it was all fun." Arciero and Crabtree split days one and two, and Gor-don drove only the third day. He said the Santa Rita silt "brought back memories." John Gable hadn't raced in years, so he brought along Curt LeDuc as coach in his '71 Ford Continued on page 32 17X8 TRUCK BEADLOCK DRIUED TO CUSTOMER SPECS WHEEL SIZES 16X4 VW NON BEADLOCK • 17Xl!I TRUCK BEADLOCK GEN.2 15X8 TRUCK BEADLOCK 0 17X8 VW SEADLOCK t7X8 TRUCK SIMULATED LOCK 15Xl2 VW BEADLOCK 15X7 VW BEADLOCK 15X7 VW NON BEADLOCK 15X4 VW BEADLOCK 15X4 VW NON BEADLOCK ~S CAIi ALSO IE CUT AND WEUJED TO CU!ITOH IJIHE1ISION/l June 2011 Page 31

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San Ignacio. So they called Mag 7 and the pit folks brought some to them, but Brenda Johnson (Rick's wife) was also nearby in her chase truck and she brought fuel too. Then they discovered they'd lost a plug wire, and had been run-ning on seven cylinders, so they fixed that too. For the three days they had no flats, but in addition to running out of gas on Day 2 they'd had no oil pressure. Also, they said the suspension was "re-ally stiff' on Day 1, but on Days two and three it "softened up pretty good." John Gable was in his element at the NORRA event, he finished second in the huge Vintage class, he was 12 minutes in arrears at the checkers. Ned Bacon had a wonderful time in his tall Jeep, Ned took a second place finish in the Evolution Class, here on his way to the flag. In 23rd place it was a 1971 VW, with a big list of drivers and co-drivers: Bryan Hanson, Ruben Camacho, Daniel Salas, Federico Flores, Rodrigo Camacho and Jose Lopez. Rodrigo Camacho drove on day 2 and 3 and Daniel Salas drove on Day 1. The motor was a 1600 that ran on Pemex gas. They said the "silt was tough", and they had to replace their shift selector on Day 3, which took 45 minutes. F-150. They broke their transmis-sion on the second day, bought transmission parts in Loreto and rebuilt it overnight. They said that Day 3 had a lot of fast sections, but "we were being nice to it." They were second in the overall Vintage standings. Michael Gaughan ran his '85 Dodge Ramcharger pre-runner here, and drove all three days. His crew said he drove "error free" until about a quarter mile before the finish, when he stuck it in the silt. It took ten or 12 minutes to get him unstuck again. Luckily there were people with four wheel drive to help him get out of his "stuck." He was third in the Vin-tage category. Brian Collins drove his '88 Chevy Silverado all three days, and Danielle Friedan drove the second leg on Day 1, while Jimmy Shannon did a leg on Day 2. They had no problems, except that the right door panel came off. They were fourth. In fifth it was Mark McMillin and Chuck Hovey in McMillin's '79 Chenowth two seater. On Day Three McMillin and Hovey each drove part of the way. The car has only 14 inches of travel in front and 17 inches in the rear, a big let down from the Trophy Truck they've been racing in SCORE events. A gentleman named An-tonio Cervantes made a bet with Mark in 1986, during the time this car was winning, that Ivan or Walker would win the 1000. Mark took the bet, got the overall win, took Sr. Cervantes' money, and they've been friends since. Sr. Cer-vantes got to ride in to the finish in the car this year. Ron Landaker and Steve O'Leary ran their '68 Manxter which sits on a '68 pan, and has a Subaru motor. They drove alter, nate days. They said they have a transmission leak, but had no flat tires. They ran the same exact tires this year that they ran last year. They finished 8th. In ninth it was Jim and Lisa Greenway in their '82 Raceco two-seater, and Marty Fiolka. They said a back wheel fell off on Day 3, but otherwise it was a flawless run. They'd lost one of their fuel pumps before the start that day, so they just took it off and ran without it. Their car has a 1756cc VW motor, and while it's old, it's not really a retired car, because they use it for pre-running. Before the start of the first day they had a small, but scary, electrical fire under the hood. It was quickly extinguished, but it did mean they wouldn't have all their lights should they have to drive at night. It turned out to be a non-issue. In 11th in the Vintage class it was Marco and Carlo Tavarez and Lobsam Yee in a Ford F150. On day two they had a flat and lost a coil, but otherwise had a good run. The truck is an old prerunner of Lobsam's. In twelfth it was Renato Vil-lapando, who drove all three days in his 1977 Dodge. He said it's an "old Walker pre-runner." He declared he'd had "Many prob-lems" -"The engine almost blew up at about Mile 50 -I'm putting in more oil than gas!" But, he said, he'd had no flats. In 14th it was Rory Ward, Jeff Furrier and Mark Stahl in Stahl's '77 Chenowth 1000, in which Mark won the Baja 1000. The three had worked many months Home Of T'he Race lluto • a a • ... I • Race car I Pre Runner I sand car • 818-998-2739 9763 VARIEL AVENUE, CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 Page 32 June 2011 to restore the car to racing condi-tion. Stahl started the race and did the section across Laguna Salada (where he managed to lose the trail for a while), then left the driving to Ward and Furrier. Past Loreto their radio got wet and quit, but they had no major prob-lems. The car still has its original steering box and transmission, and is set up the way Stahl set it upin'77. The 15th finisher was the 1983 Jeep Scrambler CJ8 of Dooley Vanyo and Darren Skilton. They shared the driving completely, each driving some each day. The 16th finisher was a 1989 Bronco that's been a pre-runner for the Krieger family for a long time. This was a three-generation deal, with Steve # 1 driving, then Steve #2 and also Keaton Krieger, age 14. They said it was not a flaw-less run. Steve #2 drove "off the edge on the way to San Javier -scared the hell out of me!" In 18th it was Chris Stephen, son and Chris Freas in a 1986 Chevrolet½ ton. They didn't stop to talk. The 19th place finisher was a 1974 "El Lobo" buggy with a bus box and a GM Eco Tee motor. A real mix of technology. It was driven by John Omartian, Quinn O'Boyle and Rick Jameson. Some-how-we missed them in the crush of fans at the finish line. In 22nd it was a crowd favorite. Rick L. Johnson found this 1970 Chevy Nova in Louisiana and got it rebuilt and ready to race in 90 days. It sported the familiar "Snortin' Nortin" colors and logo, and attracted people wher-ever it showed up. Rick Johnson drove it the first day, with Jim Riley navigating. Jim Riley drove on days two and three and Tony Licitra navigated. It's powered by a small block 350. O!il the second day they ran out of gas just out of San Juanico, because they ap, arently didn't et a full dum at In 24th place it was the team of Klaus Rausch, Martin Garibay and Gustavo Vildosola. It was a 1975 German built Volkswagen, purpose built for this event last year, when it won its class. It has also raced in CODE and SCORE events. It has a 1776cc motor. They said Day 1, when Gus Vildosola started, and Garibay finished, was great, but on Day 2 Gus started to have carburetor problems, and he thought it was the fuel pump. They spent a lot of time trying to fix whatever was wrong. Garibay finished that day also, and Rausch also did some driving on Day 2. Then Rausch started on Day 3 and Garibay finished. The 26th finishing team was Bob Land, Enrique Covarrubias and Eric Garcia in an '89 Jeep Cherokee. They'd had problems '' of some sort on the first day, but the crew got everything fixed. Day three they had "no steering most of the day", but still managed to get to the finish line. In 27th it was the 1983 Hi Jumper of Gary Dixon, who drove all three days. The car, which Dix-on bought on EBay, had a 1904cc VW motor in it. He purchased it just two months before the race, and had to go to Texas to get it. When he got it home he "went through the whole thing, end to end" and had about five minutes of testing at Beaumont. It has three shocks at each corner and Dixon said it was "way too stiff'. The rear shock mounts tore off the frame on Day 2. The 28th finisher was a '71 Chevy Suburban. The team in-cluded Mark Harber, Perry White, The Michael Gaughan/Mike Growny/Billy Goerke trio finished third in Vintage Class, third in overall time, good runnin' by some good off roaders. Dusty Times

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Oscar Fernando Legaspy took third place honors in the Evolution It was a fun NORRA rally for Brian Collins, Brian finished first off the Mark McMillin got out the 'of Chenowth and took to the course, Mark Class at NORRA, he's seen here on his way to the checkered flag. podium in the Vintage Class, seen here at speed headin' for home. finished 5th out of 44 finishers in the Vintage Class. Toki Coe, Mike Nova! and Rich-ard Boyle. They said they had "many flats" because they'd hit rocks. Their transmission over-heated, their alternator quit on Day Three - (and, if I read the scribbled notes correctly - they'd given away their spare.) It was a four-seater with a V8 that ran on Pemex. In 30th place was another crowd pleaser, the Smokey Aller-man Winged Sprint that Rick L. Johnson drove. He'd entered the same car last year and didn't complete his first day due to a sus-pension failure. This year he made it. The car is a '79. At some point he was "lost a little bit". They said that Day Two was especially tough, because they lost three hours with a broken rear trailing arm. They described the course as a whole as "tough" - citing "heat, attrition, lot of silt." Day Three was flawless. In 31st place it was an '87 Bron-co driven by Feliciano Aldrete, Bernabe Lopez, Alfredo Reyes and Jorge Guerrero. In 32nd it was the '77 Bronco belonging to Tito Tinoco. Tinoco had run out of time for assembling a chase crew and a navigator, but he really wanted to race. So he arrived at Mexicali the day before the race and started talking to people, hoping someone would volunteer to ride along as naviga-tor. Sure enough -he found a taker. Melissa Smith, whom he met while going through tech, decided she'd be willing to do it. But she hadn't brought a fire suit or helmet because riding in a race car hadn't been in her plans. (She had both of these things at home, having raced the Baja 1000 in a Baja Challenge car.) So she bought both the needed items, and on race morning hopped into the Bronco. Tinoco drove all three days and Smith did the navigating. On the third day they threw a fan belt and lost 45 minutes, but had no other problems. Tinoco entered and finished last year's race also. They were actually both still smiling and talking to one another as they crossed the finish line. The 34th finisher was the most improbable looking entrant -"la Mula de! Diablo" - a replica of the car Jimmie Jeffries drove in the '67 NORRA 1000. It was huge. It was a rear engine car, with three seats up front, and the driver sat in the slightly elevated and slightly rearward middle seat (and here Pete Sohren thought he was do-ing something new in his Trophy Truck). It had a big air scoop on the roof of the cab to direct air to the oil cooler and scoops on each side of the cab to send air to the motor. In the "bed" of the vehicle, in the rear, sat the engine, posi-tioned diagonally. It was a 1962 Oldsmobile 394, newly rebuilt for the race, and just sitting there in the open air. Jimmie, who lives in Caho these days, drove the car on Day One. Juan Carlos Flores drove on Days Two and Three. They had to change the rear end two times -in Bay of L.A. and in Loreto, but they had no flats. They said the suspension "went bad for a while", and they had no power steering on Day 3. Flores said the car was "pretty hard in the bumps." . In 36th it was Uwe Zirbes in a 1981 Ford F-150, also known as "la Mula" - pretty soon we'll have a whole herd. Zirbes, a Hummer race team owner from Germany, drove the first day, and Elias Can-chola drove Day 2. Then on Day 3 they split it, Canchola starting and Zirbes finishing. Jose Luis Gonzalez did the navigating. They had a broken distributor on Day 1 and on Day 2 broke the transfer case and worked all night to make repairs. They got only two hours of sleep Day 1 and an hour and a half on Day 2. Day 3 they had no prob-lems, and were looking forward to "24 hours of sleep." Jeff McCullough was 38th fin-isher, with Betsy Anderson navi-gating. They were driving a 1973 AMC Hornet, which used to be a Gremlin that raced in the SCORE events from '74 through '79. Andy Felix did the change and he raced it for a while as a Hornet. In this event, at the end of Day 1 they broke a front upper A-Arm. So on Day 2 they started the race, then put the car on a trailer and fixed it in Loreto. (The rules allow for trailering.) They said on Day 3 they came close to overheating. "Today was long and hard." In 39th it was Jason Elmblad and Matt Karlsen in a '79 Bronco. They switched between driving and navigating all three days. Their trip wasn't easy, and they reported fuel pump problems early, carburetor problems, distributor problems, radiator problems, a broken front axle, broken front suspension, exhaust problems, and being stuck once. They also ran out of gas and had three flat tires. But they didn't get lost - they had a OPS. The 41st finishers were Jayson Walmsley, Clint Melnecheko, Mike Gieir, Tyler Smith, Jack Krusche, and Byron Neu in a 1978 Chevy half-ton. They are all from Canada, and apparently they all drove. They broke the piston rings on Day 1. They bought this truck on line. It was originally built by Mike Doherty, who finished second in SCORE season points in 1981 (Walker Evans was first) driving this truck. This team raced last year also. When they crossed the finish line the truck was just barely run-ning this year. In 42nd it was Spencer Trenery and his dad, Bruce. This vehicle was a 1991 Toyota Extra Cab rep-lica of an Ivan Stewart racer. The two said that during the course of the race they "learned a lot about welding." Apparently they worked on their differential and trans-mission. They traded off driving throughout the trip. They were the last of the four-wheeled vehicles in the Vintage category to get to the finish line. The race is a hoot. Part of the charm is the chance to see some wonderful old cars, and even imi-tation old cars. Another part is the chance to re-connect with a bunch of old racers. No one has more fun than old racers who are out for just one race, and aren't concerned about the next race, or points or the latest suspension pieces or the sneakiest short cut. Staying overnight in the Bay of LA. and Loreto, two of the most beautiful places in Baja, just adds to the charm. Finishing in la Paz, site of so many old off-road legends and tall tales, is still another plus. It's to be noted that many of the racers chose the old hotels on the Malecon. two said that during the course of the race they "learned a lot about welding." Apparently they worked on their differential and transmission. They traded off driving throughout the trip. They were the last of the four-wheeled vehicles in the Vintage category to get to the finish line. The race is a hoot. Part of the charm is the chance to see some wonderful old cars, and even imi-tation old cars. Another part is the chance to re-connect with a bunch of old racers. No one has more fun than old racers who are out for just one race, and aren't concerned about the next race, or points or the latest suspension pieces or the sneakiest short cut. Staying overnight in the Bay of L.A. and Loreto, two of the most beautiful places in Baja, just adds to the charm. Finishing in la Paz, site of so many old off-road legends and tall tales, is still another plus. It's to be noted that many of the racers chose the old hotels on the Malecon. Keith Webster got out the old Honda and rode it to a seventh place Bud and Buddy Feldkamp ran out of machinery in the Evolution Class Bob Land and Mike Jenkins were well off the winning pace in the NORRA finish in the Vintage Class at NORRA, here just breezing along. at NORRA, they were unable to finish the last two stages in the rally. event but they did take a 26th place finish in the Vintage division. Scott Steinberger and Dave Sykes Led the Evolution Class for the Walker Evans brought out the old Dodge pickup for the event but Judy Smith and John Howard had a decent rally going until John's first four stages but were unable to complete their final two stages. was only able to complete three stages and was out of the rally. back went out and that was the end of their NORRA excursion. Dusty Times June 2011 Page 33

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IU.111 OFF ROAD AT PIR -CIRCA 1/JIJO Robby Gordon Wins Big B-:, Jud-:, Smith Photos: Trackside Photo It was Robby Gordon weekend, as the young star entered four races and won them all, topping it with the Heavy Metal crown driving the desert bred Jim Venable Class 8 Ford F-150 to another victory. The first annual Off Road World Championship at Phoenix, SCORE's replacement for the defunct Riverside event, had an uphill battle in the struggle to at-tract spectators. Having picked the weekend of Mother's Day for the race, SCORE then found them-selves smack up against the NBA playoffs, with the Phoenix Suns facing the L.A. Lakers on both days of the weekend, and at the same time as the races. It would seem that Phoenix is a town of basket-ball fans. They certainly did not flock to the PIR in any great numbers to watch the off road races, even though the promoters had adver-tised heavily on local radio and TV for the two weeks before the event. Of course, the Phoenix citizens may have already spent their en-tertainment dollars on the MTEG stadium races, which had taken place just three weekends earlier, on April 21st, at nearby Tempe. They missed a pretty good show. The entry was a bit thin for a two day spectacle, with 117 cars, but SCORE surmounted that problem by combining classes to keep the track as full of cars as possible. They then ran "heats" on Saturday, which earned the winners a little cash, and the chance to pick their start positions on Sunday. Phoenix International Raceway is a handsome facility, far outshin-ing the ramshackle Riverside envi-ronment in cleanliness, and gener-ally new and shiny looking. But it's not very exciting in terms of geog-raphy. The compound encloses a big paved oval, a mile, which sur-rounds a flat, dirt area sporting a series of open, but roofed garages, a small press building, and some fenced areas for VIPS. Landscap-ing consists of about eight saguaro cacti, jutting up out of the dirt. SCORE marked off a course that followed the outline of the pavement, running inside the tum on the west end, then on the pave-ment for the grandstand straight, which had been covered with plas-tic and then piled about 18 inches deep with dirt. At the east end of the straight there were two quick hairpins, on pavement, which led to a short section of esses, lumpy ones, and then a right turn onto Greg George put his seldom seen Mazda 4WD Funco built truck in Desert Class 1, and Greg won the class on both Saturday and Sunday. the pavement, and then off again, trast to the recent San Felipe 250, into the dirt that ran along the where 99 contingency donors were inside of the back straight. Down listed in the program, at Phoenix at the west end the course turned there were only 35. It's easy to right, inside the perimeter of the understand why the light com-pavement, and ran up against a big panies stayed away, and some of water hole, which presented the the others may have been put off racers with three ways to go: left, by the fact that SCORE doubled right, or through the water. Then the minimum posting from $50 they had a sharp right, and they to $100 for this one, making the were back on the front stretch. It payoffs potentially much stiffer for was about a mile in length, and the smaller companies. Fuel com-was visible in its entirety from panies coming from out of Arizona the seats up near the tops of the would have had to pay a $.19 a grandstands, except for the wa-gallon tax on their load, and that terhole, which was obscured by probably turned them off. motorhomes parked in the infield Some of off road's biggest stars in front of it. stayed home also, including most The schedule for the weekend of the stadium track racers, and had registration, contingency and ma.ny of the desert troops. The tech inspection on Friday, but no desert racers who didn't show cited practice until Saturday and Sun- the expense, the proximity of the day mornings. There were to be Baja 500, the potential for badly nine races on Saturday, with the damaging a car in a closed course program starting at 1 p.m., while event, and the fact that it wasn't a Sunday's schedule was a bit lighter, points event. Stadium racers who with only six events, also starting stayed home noted that it hadn't at 1 p.m. been included in their calendar Contingency row was notable for the year, and so, hadn't been for the number of companies lack-budgeted. ing. Apparently, since the race The weather was warm and • wasn't one of the points events, windy, but actually cooler than and hadn't been on the original average for that time of the year in contingency contract, it hadn't Phoenix, with highs in the low 90s. been budgeted by many compa-The wind helped to cool the spec-nies. The race also bore the stigma tators, and those in the know, who of having been postponed from came early and sat in the shade 1989 to 1990, so there had been of the press box and media tower, some uncertainty about whether were very comfortable. it really would come off. In con- Saturday's racing was started Arizona racer Pete Sohren had a dandy lead in Class 5 until he got Larry Noel entered four events and won three of them. Here he flies his Billy Beck, from San Antonio, TX, shown at a MTEG race, at Phoenix caught out in a tricky section, rolled and banged his head hard. Chenowth to the Stadium Class 1 victory in the Saturday heat race. flew the Berrien laser to first in the Stadium Class 1 on Sunday . . I Contingency Row was not crowded but most folks there were quite Desert racer Doug Fortin Jr. won the Desert 1-2-1600 title on Although he was second on Saturday Mike Sandoval got the win on enthusiastic about the new event at P.I.R. Photo By Judy Smith Saturday, but he was involved in a multiple car pile up on Sunday. Sunday in Desert Class 1-2-1600 driving hard in his sleek MEGO. Page 34 June 2011 Dusty Times 7

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t 'I Brad Person was one of several Phoenix racers doing well as he won Class 5 handily in both the heat race and the feature race on Sunday off by a combination of classes chat included Desert 1, Class 5, Stadium 1 and Desert 10 cars, for a total of 19 cars on the track. le was fun to watch, but the average spectator surely never realized that there were four individual races, very hocly fought, going on. This heat was scheduled to run eight laps, but it was the first race of the weekend, and things being new to everyone and all, they let it go to nine laps, which didn't hurt a thing. In the desert unlimited class, here called "Desert 1 ", the four wheel drive Mazda pickup of Greg George had the lead right from the green flag, with Jim Smith, in his 3.5 liter Porsche powered Chenowth in hot pursuit. As it turned out, George's biggest worry was whether the truck could last the distance, since it hadn't had a finish yet this year. He gradually pulled out a big lead, his years of stadium racing experience coming in very handy, and recorded his fastest lap, at 1:25;5, on lap four. George completed his nine laps in 12:27:2, for an average mph of 40.47, to talce the desert Class 1 win, with Smith in second, at 12:40:07. In the Stadium l Cla s, which ,started at thl? back of. the pack, , th~re was more a tion, because they were foreei:l to pass up through the tralftc .. ).erry WhelcheL in his Chen~wih had the l-ead. right away, ana 'fus duel was with Latty Noel, in another Ch~owth, _who . ran very close behinq him. They worked up to the front of the pack until no one was in front of thein but George, and then they found themselves lapping some of the slower traffic, so they never got a clear shot at the track. Whelchel recorded his fast lap, the quick time for this event, at 1:22:3, on his fifth lap. But on the seventh lap he flattened his left rear tire, and when it came off the rim, he pulled over and parked. It seams that the PIR officials had been adamant that no one was to drive on their nice smooth pavement unless they had all four tires on their car. They didn't want any big gouges taken out of their asphalt. Noel was by then the only Stadium Class 1 car left, so he got the win. short since Dave Bonner had been towed off after practice, and didn't make it back in time for the start, the lead belonged to Rich Minga in his Porsche Bug for a lap, but then he got tangled in traffic and Brad Person, in a VW DT -5, another Phoenix based racer, took over the lead. Minga tried desperately to catch back up, but he found himself in a lot of traffic, and hav-ing to struggle to pass. Twice, he was forced co the right side of the grandstand moguls, a nasty set of four and two bumps, which was high speed scuff on the left, but treacherous on the right. Minga managed to pass slower cars by tim-ing his leaps very carefully for two laps, but when he tried it a third time it didn't work. He flew too far, hit the second set of bumps, launched his car, turned over in the air, bounced on his nose, flipped over again, and landed on his wheels. But Rich wasn't going anywhere. He'd hit his face on the steering wheel, breaking his nose, and severely cutting his upper lip, as well as hurting his back. Person went on to take the Class 5 win, while Minga headed for the hos-pital and some timely first aid. He was bade at the track the next day, to spectate, but was not feeling too chipper, and a week later learned that he hail a possible herniated disk, and faced a long ~ecoyery period. . • After a motorcycle and ATV heat the cat& were back, \'Vith a combin!d Class 9,and, Mini-Mag groupiJli. The· 12 Class 9s ~tarted first, with the seven Mini-Mag~ taking the flag about five seconds later. later. This was tough on the Mini-Mags, which were faster, as they found themselves in mortal danger as they tried to sneak past the clumsier Challengers. Rory Chenowth had the early lead in the Mini-Mags, but Charles (Rudy) Townsley was right behind him, and Frank Bristing was up there too, as was Charlie Townsley.As in a Suspensions Unlimited car. When the dust had settled, Fortin had the win, with Sandoval second and Porter third, but still all very close on time. In the UltraStockers, it was Larry Noel, back for a second go-round, in his Scirocco, and leading Tim Lewis, in his Porsche bodied car. Surprisingly, these stadium racers didn't look any faster than the 1600s, and Noel's fast lap was a 1:29:5, only 4/ lOths of a second faster than the fast lap for the des-ert 1600s. Noel led all the way for the win, with Lewis second, four seconds behind him. In the 5-1600s, David Hen-drickson was first off the line, and Tony Kujala drove his long SCORE/HORA style desert car in the Desert Class 10 , led for the first lap, but then Jerry action at P.I.R. and won the class on the Saturday. Whelchel, who'd hopped out of they came around on the second lap they were well into the pack of Class 9 cars, and when it came to negotiating the twin hairpin turns it was brutal to watch. The flailing Class 9 cars battered the lightweight Minis into the walls, and into each other, but somehow they made it through. Chenowth still led, and now the elder Towns-ley was firmly in second place as Bristing lost a few seconds and could never make chem up. Char-lie Townsley lost a whole lap and fell way back, and Scott Steinberger rolled his Mini, and lost his front suspension. On the third lap Rudy put on a burst of speed and recorded the class fast lap, at 1 :21 :0, and took the lead, but Chenowth came back around him next lap, and then stayed there to the checkered flag. Townsley finished second, and Bristing was third. The Class 9s had a see-saw battle in the meantime, with Ray MacClain, in his Ghoster, Ron Dalke, in a Home Made chassis, Rich Richardson in his Jimco, and Jack Millerd, in his West Chassis vying for the lead. McClain led started in four groups, a total of 23 cars, with the desert 1600s taking off first. Mike Williams rolled his MECO in the first tum, and never could make up the lost ground, while Doug Fortin, Jr. put his Chenowth into the lead. Competition was hot, and close behind him were Gary Sewell, Jr., in a Lothringer; Michael Sandoval, Jr., in a MECO; and Danny Porter, for a while, then Richardson took , over, McClain fefl to second, and Millerd moved to third. On lap 5 ir was MiHerd's turn. and now Rich-ardson was second, and McClain was thir.d. Op the ixth lap Miller3 recorded the ~daJ?, at 1:31:5, and moved ~to the f ead. perrqanentfy. McClain finished secotld. Dalke had finished third, hut on''a lat'e · lap he'd been bumped O\ltside tht haybales, a:i.d, · rather than .cu~ bad{. onto the track, had moved along · outside them for a bit, gaining a position in the doing. That cost him two positions, thanks to the Rough Driving Committee, at the end of the race. Another mixed group came next, with 1-2-1600 Stadium cars, as seen at Glen Helen for example, and 1-2-1600 desert cars, Ultra-Stock cars, and 5-1600s. They were his Stadium racer and into a Bug, caught him to lead for the rest of the way. Hendrickson, who had a passenger in his car, as opposed to Whelchel, who had an empty pas-senger seat, could catch him, but just couldn't get past him. Hen-drickson put on a burst of speed on lap eight to record the class fast lap of 1:31:3, but it wasn't enough. Continued on page 36 The Desert Class 10 cars were a small group, and Tony Kujala, one of the local boys, led all the way, while Ed Beard, also a local entry, in a Chaparral, floundered along behind him with the wrong tires. Beard got his act together well enough on the seventh lap to record the quick lap, at 1:27:9, but he couldn't catch Kujala, who went on to take the win, with Beard second. In Class 5, which was one car Ed Beard is famous for his seats and as a top Arizona driver. and he won Desert Class 10 eventually Sunday in the high flying Chaparral. Dusty Times June 2011 Page 35

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14. Jerry Whelchel and Sage Council entered a variety of classes, and 1 Z Ray Mclain nailed down his long sought Class 9 victory in his keen Jerry cruised to the Class 5-1600 victory in this handsome Baja Bug. creation, the single seat Ghoster. He won the feature race on Sunday. 18. Larry Ragland revived his desert Class 7 Chevy, and the Phoenix resident had no trouble winning the class on Saturday and Sunday. ., John Greaves came from Wisconsin to do well in the sunshine, taking his Taylor chassis to victory both days in Stadium 1-2-1600 class. Whelchel got the win. In the Stadium 1600s, the lead belonged to Johnny Greaves, of Wisconsin, in a Taylor chassis. Greaves, who'd never raced out of the midwest before, put on an astounding show, passing at least one vehicle each lap, and steadily moving to the front of the pack. He recorded the fast lap for the class at 1:27:6. Randy Bishop followed in his Bishop Racing Chassis, and finished second, 11 seconds later. After tN! final motorcycle and Former Arizonan Larry Noel flies past the 5-1600 of Walt Baranick with ease. Noel won the UltraStock class both Saturday and Sunday. ATV event, which was a real rous-er, the mini trucks took to the track. There were just eight of them, representing three classes, and they were all flagged off at once. Larry Ragland had his desert Class 7 Chevy out in front right away, and just kept on moving. Dave Simon, in second, thrilled the crowd by putting his four wheel drive Ford nearly on its front bum-per every time he flew the front jumps, and his brother Paul, in the rwo wheel drive Ford, ran third, and first in his class. And that's how the finished. The next event was for the Class 8 trucks only, and there were just seven of the big machines, which meant they had lots of room to play in. For the most part the event belonged to Robby Gordon in his Ford and Walker Evans in his Dodge. Frank Vessels did try hard in his Chevy, but his front end wasn't set up as well as he'd like, and he lost ground in the turns ev-ery time. But Gordon, driving, to quote announcer Larry Huffman "like a young Charlie Manson!" fairly flew through the turns, and dazzled the spectators with his panache. Gordon took the win and Evans was second, and they had lapped all the others except Vessels. Next came the Stadium Class 10 cars, 20 of them, and they put on a good show. Gordon had zipped out of his truck, and into his Chenowth in the staging line, DEERING INDUSTRIES The largest selection of aircraft hardware on the West Coast!-including 12 PT AIRCRAFT BOLTS MS•NAS•AN 150,000 items in stock -100% American Made-12 pt Nuts • Jet Nuts • Nut Plates • Washers 562-595-1668 3300 Cherry Ave• Long Beach, CA• fax 562-595-1678 • e-mail: Page 36 June 2011 Dusty Times . I

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David Simon flew the Class 74x4 Ford Ranger in the same attitude Jerry McDonald got his Chevy S-10 truly muddy on the wet track, but Jerry Whelchel drove in several classes, won in some, and put his Sage as his brother did, and David won the class in the Saturday heat race. he kept it together to win Class 74x4 in the main event on Sunday. Council Chenowth home second in Stadium Class 10 on Saturday. -an--;-d_a_t_t-;-h-e-gr-e-'-e-n~fl~a-g-;h-e---:-ju_m_p_ed-;--r=::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::;.,,....::::::::::::::::;;;;;;::;:~::::;;;::::;;;;;:::::::;;;:;;::::::::;:::,::::::::::::::::::;----.;::;;:::;;;;.;;;:;;, to the front in this event also. You have to believe that knowing the track was a help, since the first four cars off the start line were Gordon, then Paul Simon, in a Chenowth, then Greg George, another Che-nowth, and then Billy Beck, in a Berrien Laser, and all four had raced earlier in the day. George moved into second, fol-lowing Gordon, with Simon and Beck in third and fourth, and they ran that way through the third lap when George lost his transmission. Gordon began to pull out a long lead, Simon fell back, and Jerry Whelchel, another driver who'd raced earlier in the day, was mov-ing his Chenowth up through the ,ack after a slow start. Also moving up through the pack, and looking very skillful, was Mitch Mustard, in his Chenowth, who'd somehow fallen into the water hole, stalled the car, and sat there for three laps before he realized it would run. Then he decided to go ahead and have some fun. Gordon got the win, Whelchel, after some push and shove with Beck, took second place, and Beck was third. The closing event of the day looked like an afterthought. It was a combination of Classes 3,4, and 6, with only seven vehicles on the track. Rod Hall and his Dodge turned up missing, after a change they'd made to the underpin-nings proved tough on axles. Jack Flannery had brought his Ford out from Wisconsin, and he put it into the lead right away. John Randall, out of retirement for this event, had his Jeep in second place, but couldn't catch Jack. In Class 3 Sherman Balch had his Nis-san Pathfinder running, and had enough horsepower to put himself sideways every time he put his foot in the throttle. Dale Jordan ran his Chevy El Camino in Class 6, all by his lonesome, and found it chal-lenging just to stay out of the way of others. Flannery took the win, Randall was second, and Balch was third, and first in Class 3. The day's program was over about 10 minutes to six, and, as was ever the case at Riverside, the The big battle among Mini Mags was here, but Rory Chenowth, left, beat Rudy Townsley to the checkered flag in both days of competition. pit crews rolled up their sleeves power. They threaded their way and got to work, getting things through traffic, but there was no ready for Sunday. passing within the class, and that's Sunday dawned warmer, and how they finished; George, Adams not as breezy, so it was getting hot and Smith. It's kind of ironic that as the first event, for the Stadium when Don Adams decided to go 1 , Desert 1 , Desert 10 and Class buggy racing, it was a four wheel 5 combination lined up in stag- drive vehicle that beat him. ing. They were in four rows, with In Class 5 Lyn Mocaby had the Stadium ls first, then back · got his automati transmissioned through the 5s, and meant to start car back together, and, after some at intervals of a few seconds. But: serious repair work on the front when the green flag dropped a end, Rich Minga's Porsche Bug couple of anxious drivers in the was back, but Don Robertson was Desert ls jumped the gun, so there at the wheel instead of the injured had to be a re-start. On the second Minga. Brad Person led off the start it happened again, but this line, but by the end of the first time the officials let it be. lap Pete Sohren, in a Dirtrix car, In ~he Stadium class it was Billy had taken over the lead. Robert-Beck, then Jerry Whelchel, and son never completed a full lap, as Larry Noel. Whelchel caught Beck, Minga's car lost a torsion bar on and passed him, then stalled in the the back straight. second hairpin turn on the seventh Sohren led for three laps, but lap, and Beck went back into the then he hit a bump, lost control lead, and Noel, never far back, and did a horrendous endo on moved up to take second place. the back stretch. He was given first Beck and Whelchel had the same aid, and taken to the hospital, fast lap, at 1:18:5, four seconds where they kept him overnight for faster than Saturday'S quick time, observation, but released him with and their average mph was almost a slight concussion the next day. In three miles per hour quicker. the meantime Person took over the In the Desert class there was an lead, and there was no one left to addition; the Chevy powered sin- challenge seriously. He got the win, gle seat Chenowth driven by Don and Bonner was second, a minute Adams, who is usually found at the behind him. wheel of a four wheel drive Jeep. In Class 10, Ed Beard's car Greg George jumped to the fore in _ overheated while he waited for this class again, in his Mazda truck, the second start, and so, when the and Adams ran second, followed flag finally waved for his group, he by Jim Smith with his Porsche wasn't running, and had to have a i/J!Al 8A,CE -·-Paul Simon flew high in his Ford Ranger, delighting the crowd and he won the Mini Metal title overall and Class 7S in both day's races. push. Albert McMullen, in a Fod-the lead on the second lap, and on drill, moved into the lead, followed the third lap Charlie fell to third by Tony Kujala, then Mark Fry in as his dad went by him into sec-an ORE, and then Beard. ond place. The three leaders then They went 'round and 'round, fairly flew around the course, with all except Beard covered with mud just fractions of seconds separat-and hard to identify, with Beard ing them, until the last lap, when gradually moving up through the Charlie disappeared. Chenowth pack. At the end of the race, be- got the win, with the elder Towns-cause they'd all been lapped by ley second, and holder of the fast Beck in the winning Stadium car, lap for the class at 1:25:1. Weaver the checkered flag fell with no finished in third place, and Frank warning white flag, and, not only Bristing moved up to fourth. did they not know where they Larry Dimmett had his T-Mag finished, the scoring team wasn't first around the corner from the any too certain either. SCORE start area, with Jack Millerd right officials had to do a video replay on his bumper in a West, but by the of the race at the end of the day, time they'd completed a whole lap and make a new lap chart from it was Rich Richardson, in a Jimco, that. And the winner was declared in front, followed by Kevin Davis to be Ed Beard, although no one in a Lothringer, then Millerd, and seemed to feel entirely certain of it. Ray McClain in his Ghoster. There McMullen was second and Kujala was a lot of very close racing in was third. Class 9, as they tended to stay in The Mini-Mags were teamed a clump. Millerd was out on the with the Class 9 cars again, for the fourth lap when he broke a shock second event, but this time they and the car yawed so severely that started in front, and didn't have to his head snapped and his helmet run the gauntlet of the Challeng- became impaled on a stud that was ers. Charlie Townsley got the hole part of his jack mount for desert shot, with Dan Weaver right on his races. Millerd wasn't hurt, but has tail, then Rory Chenowth, and, in decided to move the mount. fourth, Rudy Townsley, Charlie's Richardson continued to lead -dad. through the sixth lap, with Davis Charlie led for the first com-behind him, but then McClain, plete lap, but now Chenowth was who'd been working hard at get-only 7/lOth of a second behind ting past, made it, and took over him. Weaver dropped to fourth, second place. On the next lap and. Rudy Townsley moved up to Richardson got into trouble in third place. Chenowth took over Continued on page 38 Greg George makes a pass in midair in his Sage Council Chenowth, and John Randall came out of active driving retirement with his Class 4 Dale Jordan pretty much had Class 6 to himself, but he kept moving he drove on to place second in the Stadium Class 10 action Sunday. Jeep Honcho and put on a great show but rolled on Sunday's last lap. in the Chevy El Camino to finish both races first in Class 6. Dusty Times June 2011 Page 37

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Not content with winning it all in big trucks, Robby Gordon hopped into a Chenowth and easily won Stadium Class 10 honors on both days. the hairpins, and ended up on his and took the lead on the first long head, as the rest of the entry went lap, and then led all the way to the on by. McClain kept a firm grip finish. He never got to ease off, on his lead, and got the win, with because Hendrickson stayed close Davis second, and Ron Dalke, in behind him all the way, and took his Home Made chassis, in third. second place. Tom Lake, more ac-Dalke had recorded the quick lap customed to desert racing, finished for this group, at 1:39:2. third. The next event was the com-The UltraStock cars looked a bination of Stadium 1-2- 1600, little quicker this time, and Larry Desert 1-2-1600, UltraStock and Noel took the lead in his Scirocco, 5-1600, lined up to start in that or-with Jimmy Smith second in his der. Once again, the battle in Class "Cherokee", and Tim Lewis third 5-1600 was between Jerry Whelchel in the Porsche. On the third lap and Dave Hendrickson. This time Noel's entire body took off for Whelchel had a passenger, as did parts unknown, leaving him sitting Hendrickson. Hendrickson had in the tube frame, and giving the the bit in his teeth for a short audience a clear view of a buggy's while, but Whelchel crowded past construction. He took a lot more -loved it, especially the tire change. The Stadium Class 10 cars were next, and these fellows always put on a good show. There were 19 of them, and the course had been highly watered. They were in a tight pack as they started through the first turn, which encompassed the water hole, and, inevitably, some went into the water. Robby Gordon led, in his Chenowth, with about eight cars close behind him, and then a few sputtering folks, who'd been wet, includ-ing Doc Ingram, in a Chaparral, which was barely running and then coasted to a stop, on the right side near the low wall, about three car lengths past the last jump. The Wisconsin based Jack Flannery, left, won Class 4 on both days in a Ford; here yellow flag came out, and several Jack attempts the pass on Roger Rolfe's Class 8 Ford. cars got past him safely, but then mud in his face without any body third. along came Doug Fortin, Jr., in panels to deflect it, but just kept In the Stadium 1600s, John his Chenowth, a tad further to the wiping his goggles, and stayed out Greaves, Saturday's winner, pulled right than some, and when he saw front to get the win. Smith faded his Taylor chassis out front and Ingram he applied his brakes, but on the fourth lap and Lewis held kept it there, gradually building a in the very wet mud they had little second place. long lead, and basically untroubled effect, and he flew off the jump at In the Desert 1600s, Michael by challengers. He stayed out of an angle, and landed squarely in Sandoval, Jr., had his MECO out trouble, lapped the slower cars Ingram's engine, bounced up, and front, with Mike Williams, in an- neatly, and took the win. Andy An-landed partly on, and partly off the other MECO, second, and Doug derson followed right along behind Doc's car. Ingram, who'd been try-Fortin, Jr., in a Chenowth, third. him in second, and Rick Boyer, in ing to restart his car, was knocked They ran that way for five laps, and a Funco, was third. out by the impact, but came to very then on lap six, Williams bobbled, Next on the program was the quickly and decided that it was and Fortin passed him to move combined mini truck event, once now time to exit the car, which he into second place. Sandoval ran a again a slim entry, with eight did with all haste. Course workers smooth race, and had built a long trucks this time, representing the hurried over to the scene to help lead, and the others just were not three classes. This time Dave Si-Fortin. going to catch him. He got the win, mon jumped to the lead in his Meanwhile, more cars were with Fortin second and Williams four wheel drive Ford, with Larry continuing to go by, as the leaders RACE RADIOS Ragland following in his Class 7 completed the first full lap, and Chevrolet. In third it was Jerry Paul Simon, who was running McDonald, in a four wheel drive fifth, hit the bump at about the Chevy, and then Paul Simon, in a same angle Fortin had, and dupli-two wheel drive Ford. Dave Simon cated his error, landing nose down, was entertaining the troops with on Ingram's trailing arm, and then his nose heavy jumps again, and rolling up and over, coming to rest speculation was that Ragland had parked on Fortin's car, where For-decided to make a better show tin was still in the cockpit. The red of it, and was holding back, so flag now came out. Course work-there'd be some racing at the end ers had seen Simon coming and of the event for the spectators. had scattered, so none were hi\:, That theory seemed to be correct but one fellow, a regular member on lap six when he suddenly began of PIR's fire crew, Tom Prewett, to gain on Simon. Simon tried to had badly hurt his leg in his jump hold him off, and was doing a good over the wall. While the medics at-job, but somehow, when he came tended Prewett, Ingram helped the to the water hole, he went into it other two drivers out of their cars, instead of around it, and stalled his which were leaking fuel, and they truck. Ragland now led, but he had soon waved to the crowd to show a right rear flat, and pulled off that they were all unhurt. Once PINCH BOBBEII ~~KENWaaa !If!: course on the back straight, Prewett was taken off to the hospi-where he had a crewman with a ta! in the ambulance, the wreckage spare, to change it. was cleared, the cars were restaged, That put Paul Simon into the Paul Simon included, and the race lead, in his 7S truck, and although was restarted. IJ UNIBAll t:UPB Page 38 - -J~-----~ ~!'~4 June 2011 Ragland came back out quickly, There were only 14 cars on the he didn't have enough time left restart, and all went smoothly, to catch up. So Paul Simon won with Gordon once again taking the the event overall, taking the Class lead. Danny Rice ran second for a 7S win along with it. McDonald, while in his Chenowth with Greg who'd been right in there all the George third in his Chenowth, way, was the Class 74x4 winner, and then Jerry Whelchel, another and second overall, and Ragland, Chenowth, in fourth. By lap two who was third overall, took the George was second, and pushing Class 7 victor . The s hard but Gordon had ot a ood ...-...-----'--...,.,,.-,-~.,........,.,,...,,.."""""' Sherman Balch dominated the Class 3 competition in his new Nissan Pathfinder, and he easily won the class on both Saturday and Sunday. Dusty Times

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Rich Minga did a double endo on Saturday, seriously damaging the Class 5 Porsche when it flipped over in the air bounced off the nose to flip again and finally landed on the wheels. The action was right in front of the grandstands in the tricky moguls. Rich Minga suffered facial cuts and bruises and a broken nose in his double flip, and later, at home, discovered he also had back injuries that will keep him out of off road action for some time. Photo by Judy Smith long lead. George had the fast lap for the race, at 1: 16:5, but that was a hard pace to maintain. On the fourth lap he nearly came to grief, as his front popped up so high on the last grandstand jump that his left front tire settled down on the top of the wall, rolling along headed straight for the flag-man's tower. While the flagman pondered whether to jump or not, George twitched himself off the wall and back onto the ground, and he gave the wall a wider berth on subsequent laps. Gordon was having a flawless race, and continued to lengthen his lead. By the sixth lap they were lapping slower cars, and Whelchel was a little closer to Rice, trying for that third spot. He managed to slide by somehow on the last lap, and the finish order was Gordon, George, Whelchel and Rice. The last event of the day was the Heavy Metal Race, with an extra $ 1000 for the winner, posted by Mr. and Mrs. George Hayakawa, of SCORE International of Japan. This time the Class 8s were com-bined with Classes 3 , 4 and 6, for a total of 12 vehicles on the crack. But not for long. As they hit the wa-ter hole, Mike Schwellinger's Ford got squeezed into it, and drowned out, which left him parked for the balance, with a good seat for watch-ing the race. Walker Evans was said to have made some adjustments to his Dodge for this race, and Vessels Dusty Times had also done some work on his Chevy, so excitement was high, especially with announcer Larry Huffman alluding to the so called "feud" between Robbv Gordon and Evans in the stadium trucks. At the start Evans got the jump, with JaGk Flannery, in his Class 4 Ford right behind him, and then Gordon in the Class 8 Ford, and Vessels right with him in his Chevy. Gordon and Vessels were soon by Flannery, who doesn't have their suspension, and chasing Evans, who'd obviously done a lot of work on the truck overnight. As they finished the second lap Walker was still leading, and vibrat-ing the aluminum grandstands as he roared past, but Gordon moved a little closer through the hairpins. -Then, in the short esses after the hairpins, Walker suddenly slowed, veered sideways, and Gordon, com-ing at full tilt, slid into him and shoved him to one side, waving an apology as he went by. It turned out that Evans had lost his steering altogether, and the big duel was over. Gordon went on to take the win, Vessels finished second, and Roger Rolfe, in a Ford, was third, a lap down. The best race of this bunch was in Class 4, between Flannery, John Randall in his Jeep, and John Dyck, another Jeep, who were vy-ing for third place overall,and re-ally going at it. Dyck's steering box locked up on lap three however, and stuffed him into the wall, leav-hooked on the wall. Flannery went ing the race to Flannery and Ran-on to get the win, just barely mak-dall. Randall passed Flannery in ing it to the finish before his tire the hairpins on lap four, but then shredded, which would have called Jack got him back midway through for a black flag to preserve the the lap. Randall took over again pavement. on the fifth lap, and then Flannery Sherman Balch won the Class developed a right rear flat. But it 3 race in his Nissan, and finished wasn't entirely out of air, so he fifth overall, while Dale Jordan ran kept coming, much to Randall's a defensive race, staying out of the dismay, and on the seventh lap he way, to get his lone Class 6 Chevy went by him again. back to the checkered flag. On the white flag lap, while And so, the first annual PIR Off trying to regain the lead, Randall Road World Championship event got himself hooked up on the was over. On the whole, the racing grandstand wall, past the flagman's was entertaining to watch, but the tower, slid along, hit a bump, and program moved too slowly, with rolled his truck over. He came to long dry spells between events, a stop parked belly up, and still while they cleared off broken vehi-June 2011 des and rewatered the already too wet track. SCORE and PIB. have some rethinking to do if they plan more of these events, and word is that it is at least a three year deal. One hopes particularly chat they'll put the pits in some place where it won't be a 10 minute hike from the pit to the grandstands to watch your car race. If it was anyone's weekend, it was Robby Gordon's. He entered two classes, four events and won them all handily. And his high powered driving style really electri-fied the spectators, especially his heart stopping approach to the hairpin turns in his truck. Defi-nitely fun co watch. Page 39

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The big winner in Class 7 was Russ Ramsey, Russ had 17 minutes in hand when he took the wondrous checkered flag. SNORE SoCal 250 fr••, ••• 29 one flat front tire which they Robert Nieto, navigating. He said changed on the course. They said he'd had three flats and broke it was a "fun race." Their time a mount for the limit strap. He was 5:21:50. commented that there were "a lot In fourth it was the team of of hidden rocks." His time was Serena Pruett, who drove laps 6:45:47 and he was the final fin-one, two and three and Vince isher in the class. Tommy Craft Judy, who navigated. For the got three laps done, and the other fourth lap they switched seats. three all bombed out on the first They said they'd had a "sticky lap. throttk issue" all day, but no flats In the 7200 class there were and no major problems. Their eight entries, but only two finish-time was 6:07:15. ers. Elias Canchola, Jr., always Eric Garcia was fifth and he fast, had the fast lap for the group drove all the way with his uncle, at 57:07:68 on the first lap, and Bradlee Looney had a great Saturday, he took the Class 9 win at Plaster City and had 47 minutes in hand at the checkered flag. ..... It was a nice win in Class 8 for Joe Pate/Ii, he moved his truck around the course in a timely fashion for the gold medal. his second lap was quick also, but that's all he managed to do. Russ Ramsey and Kevin Col-an took the win in their Ford. Ramsey drove laps one and two and Colan did the last three. Todd Hunter and Kyle Poole were the navigators. They reported that they'd lost oil pressure, and stopped for about 15 minutes at one point, and then had to add oil. Then on the last lap they had a "cylinder issue", but otherwise it was a good day .. Ramsey had been lost on the first lap and thus lost his lead, and when he found his way again had to "re-pass a bunch of trucks." On the whole they said, it was "real dusty." Their time was 5:29:05. Matt Borden was second in this class, with four good laps and a long fifth lap. His total time was 5:46:33. There were three Class 8000 trucks, and one finisher. Rick Harrah had the early lead with the fast lap time for the class at 59:57:67, but he managed to get only three laps finished. Joe Patelli strung five laps together, the only one in the class to do it, and went home with the win. His time was 6:07:08. Garrett Evans couldn't even get his first lap completed. In Class 9, which had ten entries, the fast lap time went to Conner Sprawls, who ticked off a 1:11:35 on the first lap. Three of the entries failed to make it through the first lap, including Hal Graves, who lost his trans-mission. Brian Willey ran into problems of another type, after doing laps three and four (his dad, Brian, did one and two) he was DQ'd for passing in a no passing zone. Willey was running neck and neck with Bradlee and Alyssa Looney as they neared the end of the last lap. The Loo-ney car was leading by about 20 seconds at the end of the third lap, and Willey was so intent on catching up and closing that gap that he apparently didn't realize how close he was to the finish line and the "No passing" zone that's always in effect there. He came in way too hot, hit a nasty dip and nearly endoed his car, scaring the spectators gathered in the specta-tor area, and jamming his back so hard he surely lost interest in the race. He idled over into the post-finish cool-down area, and asked to have the paramedics called in. After a long time they carefully extricated him from the single seater, through the top, without cutting off the cage. He was taken to a local hospital for a check up, but the paramedics who talked to him after the finish felt that his injury was most likely not serious, though it was clear he was in seri-ous pain. To add injury to injury the officials had no choice but to disqualify him for the infraction and, his air cleaner had fallen off. The Looneys, Bradlee and his sister Alyssa, who was the sec-ond driver, got the win in their Chenowth. Bradlee did the first two laps and had no problems ex-cept that second gear was acting up. They switched seats midway through the race, and had noth-ing go wrong beyond losing their radio because the antenna broke off. They had no flat tires, and finished in 5:41:19. In second place it was Adam Sarver who did laps one, two and four, and Rodney Engen, who drove lap three. They did not know what brand of chassis the car was. Engen had an electrical problem and kept blowing fuses. Sarver said that the last lap "was the longest lap ever"; the silt was "really bad." Their time was 6:28:22. In third it was Jack Hettinger and George Caldwell, in a Funco. Hettinger, who's 59 years old, drove the first two laps and had no problems. He's the owner of the car, which he bought in 1985 for $800. Caldwell also had no problems, but he said there were cars going backwards on the course on the last lap. That was a bit scary. Their time was 6:37:06 and they were the last to finish in the class. In the heavy Metal Class, there were three entries, and Trevor Klat had the fast lap for the class at 55:46:32 on lap one, but he did only two of the required five laps. John Maraia on the other hand had already blown his mo-tor by 8:30 a.m. That left Monte Tibbitts, in a Ford, out there by himself, and he ticked off four very evenly paced laps, and one longish one to take the win in 5:04:48. He drove all the way, and had just one flat on the last lap. Someone in his pit put a new spare on his tire rack in place ot the flat, and by the time he fin-ished the good tire had fallen off. In the NAPA Chassis 7S Chal-lenge class there were seven en-tries, two of which were out on the first lap. Kyle Milligan, in a Ford, recorded the fast lap time for the class at 1:08:00.828 and Carrie Smiley took fifth place honors in the Class 10 contest, Carrie Cody Reid makes a rather /op-sided landing as he heads to a third Joel Whitted is in beautiful level flight on his way to a fourth place is seen here churning up dust on the course. place finish in the Class 12 action at Plaster City. finish in Class 12, he averaged 50mph for the race. Todd Stemmerman was a bit off the winning pace in the Class 12 Dwayne Reinert was the sixth Class 12 car to finish the race, Dwayne Matt Laughlin had a long fifth lap at Plaster City, Matt finished seventh battle, Todd was the fifth car to take the checkers in his class. is seen here throwing up the soft stuff on his way home. in class 12, seen here flyin' low. Page 40 June 2011 Dusty Times

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went into the lead and stayed there to the finish. Milligan drove all the way and said his day had been "pretty good", but he lost a rear tire, the fuel pump went out, and he'd been hit by a 1400 truck. "Other than that pretty much flawless." His total time was 5:02:55 for the required four laps. Rick Doetsch finished second, but a distance back, thanks to a very long second lap. His total time was 6:24:08:23. In third it was Josh Starr, whose fourth lap was extra long, and his total time was 7:23:59. And fourth, Noah Hender, son, ran evenly paced laps, but acquired a ten minute penalty because of "Failure to Stage, Did Not Show for DOR Verification and Ceremonial Start." That pen-alty is new to us, but it does make sense. It cost Henderson only ten minutes however. His time with the penalty was 7:27:06, and he lost a position. No one else finished. The Stock Bugs (Class 11) had 12 entries, and they were required to finish three laps. The fast lap time for the group, 1:21:16, belonged to Steve Patton in the only Swing Axle car in the class. But he wasn't having an easy time, of the 12 starters; only three fell out on the first lap. Not only that, someone in another class ran over him and knocked his left front fender loose, so it flapped for a lap and then fell off. Patton, who has no GPS, said it was rough out there, and he got stuck twice. He was really unhappy about losing the fender. His winning time was 4:21:00. In second it was Jeremy Alt-man, who drove laps one and two and Jason Gutzmer who did the third lap. They said they "had a good race", were stuck three times, but a Good Samaritan on course "unstuck" them. Their total time was 5:02:35. Third was earned by Eric Sol, orzano, who did the first lap and Robert Johnson who did the last two. Matt Bernard navigated all the way. They said they were stuck three times, but had no Monte Tibbitts did it right, nice consistent lap times and a gold medal at the end, seen here at speed on the course. flats. Their time was 5: 18:44. Kyle Milligan took the win in the NAPA 7S Challenge race, Kyle had over an hour on his competition at the checkers. In fourth place it was Cory Vander-mark, who did laps one and two, and Bri-an Pasco who drove the last lap. This was Vandermark' s first time racing at Plaster City and he thought it was rough. He got high centered on the second lap in silt, and his navigator had to push. Then ' N . he got stuck at Mile G_ory "V_andermark reallychu_rns up the dirtashe~eads to a fourthP_lace 40 again, behind a fm1sh m the StockBug action, two long laps didn't really help him. Adam McCollum finished first off the podium in the Class 15 fracas, he's seen here at speed headin' for the checkered flag. stuck 5/ 1600, and that time he Gomez all drove the Ford, and -------------------------~ lost a half hour. A spectator in a their fast lap time was 1:05:24. Rhino pulled him out, but before They ran a steady pace, had no he did the Class 11 car had been problems and finished in 4:33: 16 hit several times by on-coming to get a victory for their record cars because as they came up on book. him they couldn't see him in the It was great to have racing back depression. His passenger side at Plaster City, where so many of door was all smashed flat. Their the sport's finest have started their time was 5:47:58. racing careers. A lot of the "old Fifth place wei'lt to Ryan Mc-timers" were there, either racing Crory who had a very long sec-or spectating, and there were quite ond lap, and a total time of a few who were trying Plaster City 7:28:58. He was the last to make for the first time. It'll be interest-it in. ing to see how many of them come The Stock Full class had only back. Here's hoping that the hard one entry, and no finishers. Adri- working SNORE folks see fit to an Diaz completed only two laps. keep the event going. There were The VORE -VC class also had a lot of San Diego and Imperial one entry, and this one finished Valley people there who will be the required four laps. Shawn Lu- . keeping their fingers cros ed that cero, Arturo Benavides and Julio it happens again. Steve Patton was the big winner in the StockBug fracas, he had more than 40 minutes on his competition when he took the checkers. Henry Vasquez was the silver medal winner in the Class 13 battle, Henry had a loooong third lap to hinder his progress. Third place honors in Class 1450 were taken by Dan Vance, Dan is Gregg Zumwalt was hampered by a slow second and fourth lap, seen here making tracks to the elusive finish line. Gregg finished in fifth place in the Class 1450 competition. It was a third place finish in Class 15 for Tony Scott, he's seen her.e Ross Mattox finished first off the podium in Class 1600, Ross was Serena Pruett was only able to get a fourth place finish in the Class rushing on the course on his way to the checkered flag. just six minutes behind the class winner. 5/1600 conflict, seen here at speed on the way to the finish. Dusty Times June 2011 Page 41

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BLUE RIBBON COALITION Blue Ribbon Coalition, a national trail-based recreation group continues its strong op-position to a proposed military base expansion into a popular 0 HY recreation area in Southern California. The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRe) submitted com-ments on May 19, 2011, that are directed to the Draft Environ-mental Impact Statement (EIS) for the 29 Palms Training Land Acquisition/ Airspace Establish-ment Study. BRC believes all of the action alternatives (1-6) are basically "closure of Johnson Valley OHV area" alternatives. The action alternatives would practically or functionally close the entire 180 thousand acre Johnson Valley OHV area to public use. Don Amador, West-ern Representative for the Blue-Ribbon Coalition, states, "BRC has reviewed the Draft EIS and continues in our strong opposi-tion to the entire project includ-ing the proposed withdrawal. BRC believes the EIS is fatally flawed and is not in compliance with NEPA" Amador continues, "BRC believes the Corps has failed to meaningfully explain the 'need' in the purpose and need section. Aside from not identifying the proper basis for an increased training land-base, the purpose and need statement blithely ignores any discussion of the balance necessitated by any project of this nature. BRC believes the EIS/project should be withdrawn and shelved given its fatal flaws, public objection to the project, and national economic crisis." BRC contin-ues to encourage its members to submit public comments by the May 26,2011, deadline. The BlueRibbon Coalition is a national recreation group that champions responsible recre-ation, and encourages individ-ual environmental stewardship. With members in all 50 states, BRC is focused on building enthusiast involvement with organizational efforts through membership, outreach, educa-tion, and collaboration among recreationists. 1-800-BlueRib Stay current with BRC via Face book/M ySpac/Twi tter/ RSS C HECKER R EPORT by EI Chinero PRESIDENT'S PLATFORM Lin advised that we now have an official Checker phone number for club busi-Page 42 ness. The number is (909) 447-8231. The number will be monitored by Un so any-body having any club busi-ness can use that number now. The Prez said he is working on getting the of-ficial Checker website up and running. This will also be available for signing up for races. Un will be host-ing both the phone number and the website and this will make it easier for out-of-state members to sign up for rates. We went over the require-ments for out-of-staters who state their intent at races. The bylaws states that "once determined to be a poten-tial out-of-region member, that person can state his intentions at a club event to two club officers or pit captains. (If) a rac0er, he can (then) receive club pit sup-port at that race with prior membership approval. After stating his intent, and racing or pitting, that person has sixty days to present himself before the membership at a regular meeting and be voted a prospective member." We still have persons who claim to have stated their intent at races months, or even years, ago and we have no idea who they are and have no record of them. Any members spon• soring out-of-area state-of-intents need to advise them of these requirements. PERSONNEL PATTER Ken Tapert's work trans-ferred him back to Nevada so he will be unable to con-tinue as VP. John Hastings volunteered to do the job, again. State-of Intent Bran-don Chrisman was voted in as a Prospective alld is spon-sored by Dennis Crowley. Prospective Kevin Davis was voted in as a full member and was sponsored by Un Neal. James Knox was voted in as a full member and was spon-sored by "Grande Juan" Files. Big Bob Dziurawiec drove to the meeting from Arizona to be voted in as a full mem-ber. Bob was sponsored by Ken Tapert. Joseph David, who is spon-sored by Tom Koch, was vot-ed in as a Prospective. The summer party will be on June 18 at Lou Peralta's place in Cal City. Kevin Da-vis is working on getting the t-shirts. Any volunteers should contact Lou Peralta or Josh Gilliam. HARDWARE HAPPENINGS We have two welder/ gen-erators that were turned in and were in need of service/ repairs. Both were taken to Billy Robertson for service., who advised us that the most common problem is plugged air filters and contaminated fuel. One of the generators had to have the leads re-paired and one of the ground clamps was broken. We need the pit captains to make sure the generators are not abused or left out in the rain. Also note that the pit boxes are not waterproof! All pit equipment exchang-es will be at the meetings unless special arrangements are made. Pit captains need to contact a club officer. We are trying to avoid the equip-ment being passed from pit captain to pit captain with-out being inventoried or ser-viced. Pit captains also need to return the equipment as soon as possible. George Jirka has volun-teered to take care of the club radios and antennas. We had only one radio turned in and it did not work so we sent it in for repairs. Anybody having club ra-dios must turn them in so we can make them available and working. RACER REVIEWS Kevin Davis rode with Doc Glass at the Mint and won Class 8! The Rev finished the NORRA "Mexican 1000" in that rubber band buggy! They had 10-12 names on the body panels. Jim Greenway won his class in his old beam car. Looked sharp. "Roving Ambassador of Goodwill" Kras suffered a bent Raptor propellor shaft => on-the-strap to Caho. IT serviced a non-Checkers car at La Puri-si ma (Rory Ward/Jeff Fur-rier/Mark Stahl) = win. Joe Hauler started on a Mexican XR and got third. (Props to Ron Brant for pitching in.) RACE QUOTE "To achieve anything in the Baja you must be prepare to dabble in the boundary of disas-ter." -Sterling Moss P, I, Barnum once said: ''WHhoan Promotion somethina terrible happens: llothin11" If that is your situation let Dusty Times help you · promote your business, For 28 years we have been the voice of the Off Road Racina communHy, You advertisement in Dusty Times will put your product in front of many people, Some will need your product, some will not, Aren't you ,ust anxious 10 know who really needs you1 Call us for further information, 18-882 June 2011 Dusty Times

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l'lred OI It 11117 Classified ... Some of the items adver-tised in these pages may not be legal for sale or use in all 50 states. Readers are ad-vised to consult appropriate local or state authorities for information before pur-chase of any specific item. FOR SALE: 2010 2 Seater 1600. Built by Neth Racing Works. Only 700 miles on the car. Ji-menez Motor. Folts Transmis-sion. Fox Shocks, Score Tagged. 30 gal fuel cell. 6 HID Vision x. Best of the Best. Must See. Locat-ed in San Diego CA. $38,000.00 OBO Contact Hiram Duran. (619) 328-7569. hduran@duran-frei l!ll!I"!""!""--------. FOR SALE: 2008 Sando SH-4 (Southworth Motorsports)-Used 500 miles. 3-4 seat Dual-Sport. 1st Overall Sportsman 2009 Terribles 250. 2010 NO FEAR Calendar Car. 1 ¾ 4130 TIO. Forrester Racing 600 HP LS2 best internals. Mendeola S-5D. Fox 3.0 Bypasses, Gear One, Radio Package, Featured on (619) 557-0555.=;;;:::;;:::::::::::::::;:::====. FOR SALE: Single Seater 1600. Built by Amplified. Jimenez en-gine. Folts Transmission. Fox Shocks. 24 gal Fuel Cell. Diablo Steering. It has finished 95% of all races. It has best of the best. Located in San Diego. SCORE Tagged. $19,000.00 OBO. Con-tact Hiram Duran (619) 328-7569. FOR SALE: $22,000,00 OBO. This 7S Ranger is BITD Champ in 2004!! It has Esslinger, MOGI Trans, King, Lothringer, DOSE FI System and many spare parts and tires! Best of the Best!! Also a 24 ft enclosed trailer! For any questions Call (818) 621-3471. R..l:..AL 66T ATI:.. U..A6l:../12.l:..NTAL6 Vacation Rental Vacation Rental in the Ex-clusive Indian Wells Coun-try Club in the Sunny Palm Springs area of Southern Cal-ifornia! 2 or 3 bedroom fur-nished for your complete re-laxation and if you are a glut-ton for punishment, play golf on 1 or both of the beautiful courses. FYI, wireless internet and long distance phone calls (USA) included. Starting at $4,500.00 in season (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr) or $2,300.00 per month not in season. Call (760) 345-6124. INDb..X TO A.D\/b..12.. TI .::>b..12...::> Bilstein ........................................ 2 BTR Racing Wheels .................. 31 Butch's Speed Shop ................. 35 Deering Industries .................... 36 Fuel Safe Racing Cells ............. 39 Kar Tek Off Road ........................ 5 Lucas Oil .................................. 23 Mastercraft Safety .................. 12 McKenzie's Performance Products ......... 38 Racer X Motorsports ................ 25 Record Off Road Series Ensenada/ San Felipe 250 ........ BackCover Robby Gordon Off Road ........... 19 Ronco Plastics .......................... 30 SNORE ....................................... 26 Spanish Style Home ................... 4 vacation rentals available in the exclusive Indian Wells Country Club In the sunny Palm Springs area of southern California. Two or three bedrooms, furnished for your complete relaxation, and, if you are a glutton for punishment, play golf on either of two beautiful courses. FYI, wireless internet and long distance phones calls (USA) included. Starting at $4,500 In season (January thru April) or $2,300 per month out of season. TO BUY : Foddrill 3-4 seat pre-runner, register in Texas, LS6 400HP pump gas , Fortin w/ converter, FOX coil & by-pass, VDO, HOWE, WR coolers, Mastercraft, BF tires, Pro-AM, Race & XM radios , OPS, ODO 7 50 miles since NEW , car-bon dash, roof rack, removable windshield, LOTS of spares inc/ trailer .Must see to appreciate , garage kept $84,000 OBO. Ce-sar Fuentes (915) 726-3823 or FOR SALE: John Deere STX38 South Point Casino .................... 9 Hydro Suburban Lawn Tractor. Call (760) 345-6124 12.5 horsepower, 38" mower. Transaxle Engineering ............. 32 Babied all its life. 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