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Volume 29 • Number 12 • December 2012 S2.50 ISSN8750-1712 ceteb,at'ing ou, 211~h Yea, OF se,viee To The OFF load community ------------------covering the world of competition in the dirt •••

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Volume 29 - Number 12 December 2012 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 Homer Eubanks J. Preston Bradshaw Jim Culp Martin Holmes Rod Koch Byrle Moore Steve Ruddick Maurice Selden Tony Tellier Trackside Photo Art Director Larry Worsham B.0.K.10:. -..........0,,.,.---Subscription Rates: $25.00 per year, 12 issues, USA, Foreign Subscription rates on request. Contributions: DUSTY TIMES welcomes contributions, but is not responsible for such .material. Unsolicited material will be returned only by request and with a self addressed stamped envelope. Classified Ads: will be published as received, prepaid. DUSTY TIMES assumes no liability for omissjons or errors. All ads may be subject to editing. DUSTY TIMES: (ISSN 8750-1732) is published monthly by Hillside Racing Corp, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311, (818) 882-0004 with additional Dusty Times, LLC offices at 4l5 N. Higgins Avenue, Suite lA, Missoula, MT 59802. Copyright by Hillside Racing Corp. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Periodical Postage paid at Chatsworth, CA 91311 and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address change to DUSTY TlMES, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Four weeks notice is required for change of address. Please furnish both old and new address, and send to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311 QC~ll\3J$)~:ffi§$) §~~ J!}~lJl:3~ ~<fW !}<f%ll\ m:® ~ JLJL Jf j1 m:1!,e . ® jf jf l\®~11) In This Issue ... FEATURES S~ORE Baja 1000 by Judy Smith ......................... : ................................. 8 Rally Of Spain by Martin Holmes ....................................................... 17 Lucas At Firebird by ] Preston Bradshaw .............................................. 20 HDRA Rockin' On The River by] Preston Bradshaw .......................... 25 Lucas Regional at Lake Elsinore by Homer Eubanks ............................ 30 DEPARTMENTS Happenings .......................................................................................... 5 Trail Notes .............................................................. : ............................. 6 Good Stuff Directory ........................................................................ 38 Index To Advertisers ........................................................................... 42 Read this issue online at Login: December2012 Password: X42D29abf ON THE COVER BJ Baldwin drove his Chevy Silverado to· the overall win at the SCORE Baja 1000, BJ has 14 minutes on his competition at the checkered flag. Trackside Photo Luke McMillin and Justin Smith took the gold medal in the Class 1 con-test, seen here in their Jimco-Chevy early in the race. Trackside Photo Visit Our Website at lllr.l Find us on l!!!!!UJ Facebook Set-d-ae-,z,td-e 7tu:UUf t6 DUSTY· TIMES .THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! □ 1 year -$25.00 □ 2 years -$40.00 □ 3 years -$55.00 (to subscribe online go to □ NEW □ RENEWAL Name Address _____________ _ City _____________ _ State/Zip _____________ _ Primary Interest Cars D Trucks D MotorcyclesO Send check or money order to: DUSTY TIMES 20761 Plum~er St., Chatsworth, CA 91311 Canadian - 1 year $30.00 US - Overseas subscription rates upon request Page4 December 2012 Dusty Times -

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.. 2013 Happenings ... lOK FOUR WHEELERS P.O. Box36 CLEVES, OHIO 45002 <4x4> (All evencs staged at the club grounds in Cleves. Ohio) 4x4 FOREVER, LTD. 1665 DELAWARE ST. OSHKOSH, W1 54901 AMERICAN RALLY SPORT GROUP, INc. 3650 Saum Po1NTE CIRCLE, Sum 205 LAUGHLIN, NV 89208 (702) 298-8171/FAX: (702) 521-0597 <web l.userinstinctcom/271413 25-ameri-can-rally-sport-group.htm. E Mail: AMERICAN TRIALS ASSOCIATION AMA Obseroed Trials Southern California Championship Series BILL MARKuM, 2010 PRESIDENT (909) 860-1857 24 HR HOTLINE, 2010 (714) 562-7742 E MAIL: BMARK909@AOL.COM <> ASOCIACION EsTATAL DE AUTOMOVILISMO SAM WELL, TECH lNSPECTOR AYro 42 SAN JOSE DEL CABO BAJA CALIFORNIA DEL SUR. MEXICO AusTRALIAN OFF RoAD CHAMPIONSHIP DARRYLSMITli 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 1T7 (450) 622-4440 < indexpag.html> BAJA CUP CHALLENGE BAJA PRoTRUCK OFF RoAD RAcE SERIES 14402 BOND CoURT EL CAJON, CA 92021 619-390-6252 The Protruck schedule for 2012 will consist of both the SCORE and Best In The Desert races. BARONA SAND DRAG ASSN. P.O. Box 1521 LAKESIDE, CA 92040 All Races Are Night Races All Races At Barona Racewa:,, Lakeside, CA BBM MARKETING PROMOTIONS Off Road Short Course Racing & Special Event Marketing NORCO, CA 92860 e-mail (909) 815-5811 BEST IN THE DESERT 3475 BoULDER HIGHWAY lAs VEGAS, NV 89121 702-457-5775/FAX: 702-641-2431 <> November 30 - December 2, 2012 Transwest Ford Henderson 250 Henderson, NV January 11-12, 2013 THR Motorsports Parker "250" "A Duel In The Desert" Motorcycle, Quad & UTV Points Only -No Pre-Fun Run Parker, A1 February 1-3, 2013 Bluewater Resort & Casino Parker "425" "The Legend Lives On" Car & Truck Points Only -1-Day Pre-Fun Run On Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 Parker, A1 February 22-23, 2013 GPR Stabilizers Laughlin U.S. Hare Scrambles "The Most Technical Desert Race In The . U.S." Motorcycle Points Only - No Pre-Fun Run Laughlin, NV March 21-23, 2013 General Tire Mint "400" "The Great American Off-Road Race" . Car/Truck & Utv Points Only - No Dusty Times Pre-Fun Run Las Vegas, NV April 5-7, 2013 Motion Pro Nevada "200" Trail Ride (Non-Competitive Event) ''.An Epic Off-Road Ad11enture" Mc Only / Trail Ride Event• No Points• Call For Invitations Caliente, NV May 3-5, 2013 Canidae Tap It Silver State "300" "The American Adventure Continues" Points For All Classes - Pre-Fun Run April 20, 21, 2013 August 15-7, 2013 General Tire "Vegas To Reno" (Race On Friday) "The Longest Off-Road Race In The United States" Points For All Classes - No Pre-Fun Run October 11~13, 2013 Bluewater Desert Challenge 2-Da Race Race In Parker Az "The American Challenge Continues" Car/Truck & Utv Points Only - No Pre-Fun Run December 6-8, 2013 Henderson "250" ''.A Classic Off-Road Race" Points For All Classes - No Pre-Fun Run Henderson, NV BORR BONNEVILLE OFF ROAD RACING Allen Gerber 801-380-9011 - after 5pm please January 19, 2013 Epic Racing Page,A:z Febuary 23, 2013 Nitro Enduro Challenge Mesquite, N\l. Spring -2013 Short Course Event Miller Motorsports Park May 3, 2013 Dual points with SageRiders Side x side and ATV will have separate course December 2012 NOT on bike course Little Sahara,UT Summer 2013 Short Course Event Miller Motorsports Park July 6, 2013 tentative date Enduro X Heber, UT August 17, 2013 tentative date Enduro X Riverton, UT Fall 2013 Bonneville Off Road Racing Wendover. UT . Fall 2013 Sage Riders Page,A:z BP MoTORSPORTS P.O. Box411 WOODLAND HILLS, CA 91365 760-578-6258/ 760-578-6259 FAX: 818-348-4648 E-Mail: All Evencs At California City, CA i . BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY R.R.3 BRIGHTON, ONTARIO, CANADA KOK-lH0 (613) 475-1102/FAX (613) 475-3250 CAJOR CLtJB AUTOMOVILISTA }UARENSE DE CHAMPIONSHIP OFF-ROAD RACING 7210 GATEWAY EAST EL PASO, TX 79915 (915) 593-4848 RALPH GARCIA 0ll-52-16-17-45-42 CESAR FUENTES CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES <> May 4, 2013 High Desert Trails Rally Ridgecrest, CA June 7-9, 2013 Idaho Rally Boise, ID July 20, 2013 Mendocino Rally Ukiah, CA Continued on page 6 Pages . ... .. ■:a• .... .,

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Trail Notes ... NEW BILSTEIN UNIVERSAL 46MM STRUTS Now AVAILABLE. -Car builders and fabricators in a variety of motorsports including rally, sports car, and SCCA now have a unique shock option available to them, thanks to a new design from BILSTEIN motorsports engineers. The engineers developed a new universal 46mm motorsports strut line featuring BILSTEIN's inverted tube technology to provide race car builders a wide selection of travel lengths and valving options, for building custom chassis where a bolt-on application would not work. This semi-complete package can be adapted to most Macpherson strut suspension systems. Each strut is supplied with a matched external housing that permits the builder to fabricate weld tabs for mounting the unit to a vehicle's lower steering knuckle. The strut insert is provided with a blank upper-stem that can be machined down to fit a specific top mount or camber/ caster plate variation. Utilizing the same technological design advantages as their gas pressure shock absorbers, the BILSTEIN monotube strut insert is installed with the piston rod at the base of the strut tube. Here the rod is completely protected from road contamination of any kind. Plus, the hard-chromed steel body of the damper provides superior strength to withstand the extreme side loads encountered in competition, delivering exceptional stability and greater performance. For complete details and fitments, please visit: ThyssenKrupp Bilstein of America or call 1-800-537-1085 S CORE INT'L To INTRODUCE Two CLASSES -SCORE SV6 and Pro Stock UTV for 2013 SCORE Desert Series. SCORE's newest competition classes to meet racer's needs for the two Pro classes; detailed class description, rules at As it has for nearly 40 years as the preeminent desert racing organization in the world, SCORE International is adding to its legacy of innovation and pioneering technology development with the announcement this week by SCORE CEO/President Sal Fish of two new pro four-wheel vehicle classes. The new classes, SCORE SV6 and Pro Stock UTV, will make their debut at the 28th annual MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250, March 8-10, the season opener of the three-race 2013 SCORE Desert Series. "SCORE has always listened to the racers and when we are in agreement with the need and our ability to effectively develop and oversee the rules and regulations, we are very open to introducing new classes into SCORE desert racing," said Fish, CEO/President of Los Angeles-based SCORE International since soon after it was founded in 1973. "Following on-going discussions with numerous racers and diligent research and preparation of class regulations by Bill Savage and SCORE Tech, we are very enthusiastically announcing the debut of these special Pro open-wheel buggy and Pro UTV classes." The SCORE SV6 class will be an unlimited 4-wheel, single or two-seat open-wheel vehicle class with sealed stock V-6 engines with a maximimum stock displacement of 225. 78 cubic inches. After several years of running a Sportsman UTV class, SCORE will add the Pro Stock UTV for 4-wheel, two-seat and four-seat (maximum two occupants) Original Equipment Manufacturer UTV vehicles. The vehicles must use stock production UTV motors with a minimum production of 500 units. "Our goal was to respond to the racer's requests for these classes that will give a fairly level playing field for what will be exciting classes to watch and to race in," commented Bill Savage, SCORE's long-time Tech Director. "We want to continue providing the best platform for desert racers to enjoy the best desert racing there is with the SCORE Desert Series." The detailed class descriptions as well as rules and regulations for the new SCORE SV6 class and Pro Stock UTV class are available on the SCORE website at For further information regarding the class, contact the SCORE Tech office in Vista, Calif .. at 760.599.1013. In addition to season class point championships, the racers also compete for part of the over $400,000 in cash purse and contingency postings each race. Drivers in the Pro car and truck classes in 2012 also attempted to earn prestigious SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards presented to all car and truck Pro class drivers who completed the 1,920.19 required miles of the five-race season. Being presented by Toyota Motorsports for the 27th consecutive year, a total of 16 drivers earned the award for the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series. Racers also compete for the annual SCORE Off-Roadsman of the Year awards, including the MasterCraft Safety SCORE Rookie of the Year award. All categories, except Engine Builder and Original Buggy Chassis Manufacturer, are determined by public on-line voting while Engine and Buggy awards are determined by season points. In 10 Pro Classes - 6 SCORE racers earn SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards for completing every mile ·of 2012 SCORE Desert Series. SCORE Awards Night to honor winners on Jan. Page& . ' August 24, 2013 Gorman Ridge Rally Frazier Park, CA October 4-5, , 2013· Prescott Rally, Prescott, AZ CANNING ATTRACTIONS P.O. Box400 MAYWOOD, CA 90270 (323) 560-SHOW CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA RACING AssocIATION P.O. Box645 PIERRE, SD 57501 DAVE ADAMS (PILOTS AND BAJAS) (605) 224-9481 DON ENGLEMAN (BIKES) (605) 224-4967 CHAMPLAIN VALLEY RACING ASSOCIATION C.J. RICHARDS P.O. Box332 FAIR HAVEN, YT 05743 (802) 265-8618 CLAIRTON HI-JACKERS l.C.O. TOM DEU.UDER SR 1091 TWP. LINE ROAD WEU.SVILLE, 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 Qu1NTIN SAN QUINTIN, BC, MEXICO HERACLIO PATINO (011 52 616-5-22.07) CLUB AUTOMOVILISTICO SAN VICENTE San Vicente Off Road ENSENADA, BC, MEXICO USA JAN WRIGHT (0115261746834) RAM6N CASTRO & RUBEN ACEVEDO (61637/7 0034) CMC CONTINENTAL MOTOSPORT CLUB P.O. Box 3187 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690-3178 Fax: (714) 367-1608 CODEOf'FROAD MADERO 621-A ZoNACENTRO MEXICALI, BAJA CALIFORNIA 21100 Ol l-52-686-553-4087 USA 686-553-4087 MEXICO <> E Mail: February 15-17, 2013 MR Gran Prix Mexicali, B.C., MX April 12-14, 2013 • VW Autopartes Escomex Mexicali, B.C., MX May 17-19, 2013 Racing For Boobies (All Girls Non ·Points Race) Mexicali ,B.C., MX July 26-28, 2013 Viejas Casino Gran Prix Tecate, B.C., MX October. 4-6, 2013 Mexicana Logistics 300 Mexicali, B.c;., MX Nov.29-December 1, 2013 Race Ready 275 Mexicali-San Felipe, B.C., MX CoLORADOlhu CLIMB ASSOCIATION BARB V AHSHOLTZ, PRESIDENT (719) 531-3642 W/(719)687-9827 H P.O Box8286 CoLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80933 (719) 653-8449 COLORADO OFF RoAD EXTREME · 303-956-3600 CORP P.O. Box392 CAI.Exlco, CA 92232 HECTOR CERECER Oll-52-65-66-4458 CORR SERIES 270 NEWPORT CENTER DR., Sum 100 NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660 866-501-CORR CORVA 1500 WEST EL CAMINO, Sum 352 SACRAMENTO, CA 95833 1-800-42 CORVA EXT 42 Fax (818) 957-4435 D&T PROMOTIONS December 2012 DAVE VAN DEREN 2405 BAKER AVE. EVERETT, WA 98201 (206) 339-9079 (AU events at Hannigan race track, Bellingham, WA ur Thuman Counry ORV Park, 'Olympia, WA) -DAKAR RALLY DARREN SKILTON BAJA AUTOMOTIVE ADVENTURES 455 E. OCEAN BLVD., Sum 208 LoNG BEACH, CA 90802 (562) 755-2278/FAX: (562) 590-7925 <> DECATUR FOUR WHEEL DRIVE CLUB DECATUR, TX 76234 ToMAlJ.EN (800) 662-3649/(214) 641-2090 DESERT STEEL MOTORSPORTS 1863 COMMANDER DRIVE L\KE HAVASU CITY, AZ 86403 (928) 855-2208 EAs'TERN Ow-ROAD RACING AssN. TOM DEU.UDER, SR. 1091 TOWNSHIP LINE ROAD WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 ENsENADA BAJA OFF RoAD RACING Av. REFORMA 1136 ENSADA, BC, MX 0ll-52-646-1818989 Eus10 0ll-52-646-1715230 AARON Races fur buggys & Mocurcycles EsTERO BEACH INTERNATIONAL Short Co\ll'!ie Racing VICTORIA GALINDO ENSENADA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO 011-52-646-176-6230 EDR EXTREME DESERT RACING P.O. Box 91615 AusnN,TX 78709 (512) 848-4344 / E FAX (1512) 687-5310 Car Truck Series Bike Quad Series FORDA FLORIDA Of'F ROAD DRIVER'S ASSOCIATION JASON LEIBIN (727) 376-4176 · Mar, Apr, May, Noo at Dauidson Raceway GENERAL TIRE TROPHYLITE SERIES DRIVE RACING ORGANIZATION .760-352-6020 Las Vegas, NV :. GLEN HELEN BAJA CUP CHALLENGE SERIES PO Box6950 SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92412 PHONE: (909) 384-9343 · Lucas Oil Regional OH Road Series December 8, 2012 . Baja Cup Challenge GORRA GEORGIA Of'F ROAD RACING AssOCIATION 420 HOSEA ROAD U.WRENCEVILLE, GA 30245 (404) 963.0252 GPORRA GREAT PLANES Of'F ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION TIM HODGE (402) 991-6048 ScOTTMORROW (816) 792-2126 (All races are short course, stadium scyle Classes, 2010 Sportsman, 1/2-1600, 5-1600, Spurt Trnck, Quads, Tough Trnck Nebraska Raceway Park, Exit 420 on 1-80 between Omaha and Lincoln.) For latest info check <> HORA HIGH DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION 4498 VERDICCIO AVE. LAS VEGAS NV 89141-4243 (702) 407-3059 (888) 207.0969 Fax January 11-13, 2013 South Point Vegas 250 Jean, NV April 5-7, 2013 HDRA250 Ridgecrest, CA July 12-14, 2013 Reno 500 Reno, NV September 21-22, 2015 Laughlin in September 2 Day Event Laughlin,NV HIGH PLAINS OFF ROAD RACING 2000 W. QUINCY AVENUE #B ENGLEWOOD, CO 80110 303-806-8062/303-781-0974 fax INTERNATIONAL lcE RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 8105 ST. PAUL, MN 55108 STEVE BEDDOR (612) 937-3816/Fax 474-2769 INTER-SHOWS MOTORSPORTS PRoMOTIONs, INc. P.O. Box 2910 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690 (949) 582-2371 }EEPSPEED 1826 N. WINDES ORANGE, CA 92869 714-538-7434/ fax 714-633-1724 February 1-3, 2013 BlTD Bluewater Resort & Casino Parker 425 Parker, AZ March 21-23, 2013 BITD General Tire Mint 400 Las Vegas, NV May 3-5, 2013 BlTD Canidae Tap lt Silver State 300 Nevada August 15-17, 2013 BITD General Tire Vegas to Reno Las Vegas, NV . October 11-13, 2013 BITD Bluewater Desert Challenge Parker, AZ December 6-8, 2013 BITD Henderson 250 Jeepspeed Finals Henderson, NV KAMLOOPS Of'F ROAD RACING Whispering Pines Sports & Recreation Center l<AMLOOPS, BC, CANADA Mike Strange (250) 573-4003 LAS VEGAS SANDSPORTS & Of'FROAD EXPO (626) 961-3782 <> <> Curt LeDucs Off Road Swap Meet L.I.T.R.E. )EFF ELROD (408) 926-0522 )IM MUTA (408) 247-4402 LOORRS LUCAS OIL Of'F RoAD RACING SERIES <> MAMARluTA Of'F ROAD RACING Luis CARLOS ALvAREzo PANAMERICANA AVE #5105 Co. J\JAREZ, CHIH., MX Ol l-52-1637-1799 MlcmGAN Buoov BUILDERS Dune Buggy Trade Show (517) 543-7214 <> MlcmGAN Of'F RoAD CHAMPIONSHIPS M.T.B. Enterprises Inc. 15529 }ONES ROAD GRAND LEDGE, ML 48837 (517) 627-6200 · Motorcycles, Quads, ATVs and Pilots only MAORA Mm-AMERICA Of'F 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 Dusty Times 11

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II < January 26, 2013 New years 200 Ba.stow, CA March 16, 2013 Balls Out 250 Barstow, CA May 18, 2013 Lucerne 500Lucerne, CA July 20, 2013 Freedom250 Night Race Barstow, CA September 7, 2013 Chili cook off 300 Night Race Lucerne, CA October 5, 2013 Race for the Cure Powder Puff Barstow, CA December 7, 2013 Holiday 200 Toys for Tots Race Barstow, CA MICHIGAN SPORT BuGGY As-socIATION DAVE BARRET 6363 NIGHTINGALE DR. FLINT, ML 48506 (810) 730.9221 MOTOWEST WINTER TRIALS SERIES BILL~ (909) 860.1857 <> All events at Perris Racewa:, (At Reed Valley with a school) NATIONAL Muo RAcING AssN. RT. #l, 2010 Box 380 DAVE OR MARLENE RYAN PALATKA, FL 32177 (904) 325-5422 NATIONAL TUFF TRUCK ASSN. Butch Chapin Motorsports Promo-tions 1404 EAST 3RD STREET HAsnNGS, MN 55033-1415 (612) 437-2459 NOORA NORTHERN Omo OFF RoAD RACING ASSN. GARY WULFF (724) 283-2678 E-MAIL <> Buggies, Pilot/Odysseys, Trucks, Quads (Spring Valley Racewa:,, on route 518, 20 minutes SW of Lisbon, OH) (Thunder Valley located 15 minutes from Spring Valley) NORRA NATIONAL OFF RoAD -RACING ASSOCIATION (661) 262-7171 <www. mexican> April 27-May 1, 2013 Mexican 1000 Mexicali, BC, MX OFFRoADEXPo SPIN COMMUNICATIONS (415) 380.3890 OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION Volunteered Series PRESIDENT, 2010 GEOFF LEE 1243 TRJCE ROAD LEBANON, TN 37087 (615) 453-5830 Cl.ASS REP., 2010 1/2-1600 BRUCE MEYERS (865) 453-1005 Cl.ASS REP., 2010 9 & UNLTD. MICHAEL MOORE (334) 271-7035 OUTIAW REP. DoN PONDER (314) 631-8190 (All Races at Wheeling in the Count)' 900 Acres) Omo OFF RoADERS INc. 1427 GOSHEN H1us ROAD S.E. NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO 44663 )IM KENDEL (216) 339-4674 AU races held at Harrison County Fairgrounds. Cadiz, Ohio ONTARIO OFF RoAD RACERS ASSOCIATION RICK TICHBOURNE, PuBLIC RELATIONS (519)-68!-4192(H)/(519) 457-2913(W) OUTLAW DESERT RACING LLC. ALBUQUERQUE NEW MEXICO <> (505) 974-9226 Dusty All Ckmes-tnV-Moto-A'IV-Trophykart January 18-19, 2013 New Mexico 100 May 4-6, 2013 Cinco De Baja"' August 16-17; 201"3 De La Mueitas 100 -OUTLAW SEVEN PICKUP 9269 UMMELMAN ST. Louis, MO 63123 (314) 631-8140/Fax: ((314) 631-1921 PACE MOTOR SPORTS U.S. Off Road Championship 495 N. COMMONS DRIVE AURORA, IL 60504 (630) 566-6100 <> PENNSYLVANIA SHORT COURSE RACING SMITHTON HOLE RACEWAY 313 SKYLINE DRJVE SMITHTON, PA. 15479 MIKE GEISER 330.683-6263 Short Course Offroad Racing .All Races At Smithton Hole Racewa:, PIKES PEAK P.O. Box 6962 CoLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80934 (719) 685-4400 PINE BARRENS ROUGH RIDERS OFF RoAD RAcING CHATSWORTH, NJ (856) 875-7591 PRoTRUCK PROTRUCK MANAGEMENT INC. 11409 PINEHURST DR. LAKESIDE, CA 92040 (619) 885-4458" Protruck Schedule consists of all SCORE and Best In The Desert Races PRo 1600 SHOOTOUT COREY GOIN 559-647-6132 GOINRACIN@HOTMAIL.COM PURE ENERGY PROMOTIONS P.O. Box50 RICKETTS, 1A 51460 (712) 679-2221 RAu. y AMERICA <> 8014 OLSON MEMORJAL HWY, STE 617 GOLDEN VALLEY, MN 55427 22ND RALLYE AICHA DES GAZELLES The Only All-Women's Off-Road Rally Raid In 1ne World U.S. Liaison:Kelly Van Hoesen 203-249-1340 Skype: kellanvanhoesen <> RG CANNING PRODUCTIONS, INc. OFF ROAD SWAP MEET P.O. Box400 MAYWOOD, CA 90270-0400 New/Used Off Road Related Parts & Accessories MIKE CAMPBELL 323-560.7469 Ext 507 ROCK CRAWLERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA P.O. Box 1406 RIVERTON, UT 84065 (801) 446-5337/Fax: (801) 253-3176 SAN DIEGO SHORT COURSE. WINTERNATIONALS A New Series lry Snowbird Off Road Racing Pro Trucks, Desert Trucks, Buggies, Pilots, Tough Truck <> (858) 571-5088 SAN DIEGo OFF RoAD EXPosmoN (888) 836 7918 SCCA RoADRALLY P.O. Box 19400 TOPEKA, KS 66619 800.770.2055 <> SFX MOTORSPORTS GROUP 495 N. COMMONS DRJVE, Sum 200 AURORA, IL 60504· (630) 566-6100/ (630) 556-6180 Fax SCORE SCORE INTERNATIONAL 23961 CRAFTSMAN RD., Sum A CALABASAS, CA 91302 (818) 225-8402/FAX: (818) 225-8102 <> March 8-10, 2013 27th MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 San Felipe, Baja Mexico May 31 - June 2, 2013 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 Ensenada, Baja· Mexico November 14-17, 2013 46th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Ensenada, Baja Mexico SCCA RallyCross National Challenge SNORE SOUTHERN NEV ADA OFF RoAD ENTHUSIASTS P.O. Box 270516 LAs VEGAS, NV 89127 702-277-2295 February 22-24, 2013 Battle at Primm Primm, NV April 12-14, 2013 Ridgecrest 300 Ridgecrest, CA June 7-9, 2013 JUNE Location TBA August 30th- September 1st Midnight Special Jean, NV November 1-3, 2013 SNORE 250 Las Vegas, NV December 13-15, 2013 Rage at the River Laughlin, NV SONS OF THUNDER 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 BLV.Q. #322 HACIENDA HEIGHTS, C-A 91745 (626) 961-6522 SCTA SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TIMING ASSOCIATION & BONNEVILLE NATIONALS, INc. P.O. Box 10 OROS!, CA 93647 (559) 528-6279 (559) 528-9749 FAX <> SOUTHEJlN SHORT COURSE OFF RoAD RAcING AssN. 4305 WOOTLARK DRJVE TAMPA FL 33624 (813) 962-2857 (All Races at Eastba:, Racewa:,, Tampa, FL) Traxxas TORC Series TOYS FOR TOTS (619) 252-1197 /(619) 252-3093 UNADILLA VALLEY SPORTS CENTER P.O. Box 5119 EDMESTON,NY 13335 (606) 965-8784/FAX: (606) 905-8784 <> VORRA VALLEY OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION 197ll EAST 2ND STREET RENO, NV 89502 775-287-0615 <> VICENTE GUERRERO OFFROADCLlJB PROFO. CENOVIO GAMBOA 0ll-52-616-6-21-91 (2-6 p.m.) WESTERN OFF RoAD RACING ASSOCIATION LARRY HENDERSON (604) 538-0692 WORRA P.O.Box 3241 SUMAS WA 98295 more Happenin1s on page 34 December 2012 Trail-Notes .•. 12 in Newport Beach, Calif. After 1,920.19 dusty and rugged desert racing miles, 16 of the world's best desert racers have survived the challenge of the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series to earn coveted 2012 SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards. The 16 drivers, competing in 10 different classes, earned their prestigious honors by finishing every required mile in· the World's foremost Desert Racing Series. The 2012 SCORE Desert Series ended recently with the 45th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. All 16 drivers will receive their special awards Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach, Calif., during the annual SCORE Awards Night celebration of 39 years of SCORE desert racing honoring the 2012 SCORE Desert' Series point champions and the winners of the 2012 SCORE Off.Roadsman of the Year awards. Leading the way are five racers in the featured SCORE Trophy Truck division, two in Class 1 for unlimited open-wheelers and two in Class 1/2-1600 for single or two-seat open wheelers powered by 1600cc VW engines. The total of 16 winners is tied for seventh-most in the 27-year history of the iconic .award. The five SCORE Trophy Truck drivers who completed all 1,920.19 required race miles of the 2012 season are: Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas (No. 20 Ford F-150), Juan C. Lopez, Tecate, Mexico (No. 18 Chevy Silverado), Steven Strobel, Clarks, Neb. (No. 94 Ford F-150), Tim Herbst, Las Vegas (No. 19 Ford F-150) and Ryan Arcieio, Foothill Ranch, Calif. (No. 49 Ford F-150). Tim Herbst and Arciero, who races with Tim Herbst's younger brother Troy, are part of the Las Vegas-based Terrible Herbst Motorsports team. Toyota is presenting these prestigious awards to the world's toughest desert racers for the 27th consecutive year. The Toyota Milestone awards will go to those pro car and truck drivers who finish every required mile in the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series, the World's Foremost Desert Racing Series. "Toyota is proud to honor the world's best desert racing drivers," said Les Unger, national motorsports manager at Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. "For over a quarter of a century, Toyota has had the privilege of presenting the SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards to the toughest racers on the planet. We salute Sal Fish and SCORE International for producing these dynamic desert races for nearly 40 years for the most rugged drivers in any form of motorsport." For the veteran MacCachren, a six-time member of the AARWBA All-America motorsports team, this is a record sixth SCORE Toyota Milestone (1992, 1993, 2001, 2004, 2011, 2012) while it is the fourth for Donald Moss, Sacramento, Calif. (Class 3, Ford Bronco-2004, 2006, 2008, 2012), third for both Tim Herbst (2000, 2003, 2012) and David Carr; San Diego (Class 5, VW Baja Bug-2008, 2011, 2012). It is also second each for Mike Lawrence, Sunset Beach, Calif. (Class 10, Chenowth-Chevy-2009, 20i2) and Elias Hanna, Ensenada, Mexico (Class 7SX,. Ford Ranger-2009, 2012). Monica Greenhill, Crowley, Texas (Class 1, Jimco-Chevy) becomes just the fourth.female along with three-time winners Heidi Steele, San Clemente, Calif. (2008, 2010, 2011) and Bekki Freeman-Wik, Las Vegas (1998, 1999, 2000) and single-time winner Jessica McMillin, San Diego (2011) to earn a prestigious SCORE Toyota Milestone Award. RPM Racing of Bristol, Tenn., who earned a SCORE-record 20 class wins among their eight entries in the 2012 SCORE Desert Series, saw two of their drivers win SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards as well this season. Juan C . Lopez, Tecate, Mexico, finished third in the SCORE Trophy Truck points while Rodolfo lribe, Tijuana, Mexico, won the 2012 SCORE Class 8 season point championship. The remainder of this year's honorees will be receiving SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards for the first time. The challenging 2012 season began with the first two rounds at the 18th annual SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge in January and ended with the 45th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Nov. 14-17. The season-ending granddaddy of all desert races started in Ensenada and finished in La Paz, Mexico featuring a season-high 298 starters competing in -34 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs. 2012 SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards (16 Racers completed every required mile in the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series) SCORE Trophy Truck: Juan C. Lopez, Tecate, Mexico; Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas; Steven Strobel, Clarks·, Neb; Tim Herbst, Las Vegas; Ryan Arciero, Foothill Ranch, Calif. - Class 1: Cody Parkhouse, Long Beach, Calif.; Monica Greenhill, Crowley, Texas. - Class 1/2· 1600: Cody Robinson, El Centro, Calif.; George Peters, Newbury Park, Calif. - Class 3: Donald Moss, Sacramento, Calif. - Class 5: Kevin Carr, San Diego -Class 7SX: Elias Hanna, Ensenada, Mexico -Class 8: Rodolfo lribe, Tijuana, Mexico -Class 10: Mike Lawrence, Sunset Beach, Calif. -SCORE Lites: Otoniel Huerta, San Luis, Ariz. - Class 7-2: Billy Wilson, Corpus Christi, Texas. 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I ... NI, I BAJA 1000 FF-BJ Baldwin overall By Judy Smith Photos: Trackside Photo Luke McMillin and Justin Smith took the gold medal in the Class 1 contest, the guys averaged 52.14mph in their Jimco/Chevy, seen here early on. in the start order, approximately line tenth. Gary drove to San Igna-24th off the line, and had worked cio and Mark then finished. This is up to tenth on the road by the their new truck, which Mark says, Goat Trail. There was one small "Is really fun to drive." They had a area down south where he hadn't lot of traffic early on. Gary got into prerun, and he flattened a tire in a wash trying to pass someone and there, but otherwise they had no lost about a half-hour before he problems of any consequence. He got moving again. They said there said that "for the last 400 miles I've were "so many sportsman bikes had a squeak - I've been praying!" and quads", which were hard to Nothing broke, the new truck held pass. They had just one flat tire to together, and they finished the race slow them down along the way, and in 19:45:00. But then the penalty their time was 20: 14:48. BJ Baldwin drove his Chevy Silverado Trophy Truck to the class win as well as the overall win in Baja, he's seen here letting no grass grow under his tires. was assessed, dropping the Vildo- In third it was the Ford of Ryan sola team to eighth and moved Arciero and Troy Herbst. Arciero Baldwin into the win. started and went to San Ignacio. LA PAZ, BCS: B.J. Baldwin was declared the overall winner at the · SCORE Baja 1000 in November, after he protested the Vildosola team, who'd originally been de-clared the· winners. When a short video showed up on You Tube depicting a presumed pit person hanging from the back of a moving pickup truck and doing something to the front of the Vildosola race truck as both vehicles moved at speed down a paved section of the course south of Puertecitos, questions began to fly. Ultimately, Baldwin protested and SCORE invoked the ruling against pitting on the pavement and applied a 90 minute penalty which moved Vildosola down to eighth place, and moved Baldwin into first. The action took the shine off what had appeared to be an amaz-ing feat by both teams in that it would have been the second win for the Mexican National team in a peninsula run. In addition, their original time of 19:45 had been good enough to beat all the motorcycles, as was Baldwin's time of 20:00:59. This was the 45th anniversary running of the much-loved penin-sula run, and it started in Ensena-da and finished in La Paz, after 112L55 miles. A very long run. Snaking southward, the route in-cluded San Felipe, Gonzaga, Bay of L.A., and El Arco, all familiar spots on the map. After El Arco the racers crossed the highway, rather than turning on to it as they've done many times, and they ran a new, never-before-raced sec-tion from Vizcaino to San Ignacio, avoiding the pavement, which in that area includes a military check-point and some fairly hazardous curves. Unfortunately, the new section proved to include some healthy silt beds, and many a racer spent a lot of time there. After San Ignacio, the course went south to San Juanico, then crossed the peninsula to Loreto, after which it snaked westward again to Cd. In-surgentes, then Constitucion, and out along the beach, west of the highway. In this area many sections of the beach had been hard hit by· the hurricane a few weeks before the race, and racers found the trail very different from what they'd ex-pected. Ultimately it was silty, with whoops and big cacti and shrubs, and some muddy quagmires, but thankfully, little fog and no rain. The finish, as always, brought them into the edge of La Paz where thousands of fans cheered them on their arrival. • Up north, right off the start line, there was some rain but it went only as far as down around Bay of L. A. and wasn't a big is-sue. SCORE had started the bikes at 6 a.m., but the Trophy Trucks Arturo Velasco/Abel Velasco and Steve Cruz took first place honors in Class ½-1600 in their VBR, seen here at full tilt early in the race. Page.a weren't flagged off the line until four hours after the last Sportsman Quad - about 11:40 a.m. Starting as late as they did, the front running Trophy Trucks had about five hours of daylight, then about 11 hours of nighttime driv-ing, before getting a final two-and-a-half or three hours of morning light. There were bugs. It was the worst (or best) year for insects that anyone remembers experiencing. Butterflie nd grasshoppers and unidentifiable flying things hit and stuck on moving vehicles at a horrific rate. One wonders how the bikers, and car and truck folks who had no windshields, kept the yellow slime off their visors. From the start line to Ojos Ne-gros the course was difficult. The wash was wet and slippery, whether from the rain or from a "broken" water main, we don't know. A bit further on the dust was thick and unmoving. Spectators lined miles of the way, adding a degree of ten-sion. There was a big "hole" that captured several unwary folks, and in a few places tocks got rolled out onto the course. It was no easy thing even to get to Ojos. At the finish line in La Paz the first Trophy Truck was the Ford of Gustavo Vildosola Jr. and his dad, Gus, Sr. Tavo had started and finished, while his dad drove from San Ignacio to Loreto to give him a break. The truck had been far back Baldwin, who started seventh Herbst then drove to the finish. in his Chevrolet, became an acci-He got stuck at about Mile 980 in dental Ironman. He had Mark Post a "tidal flat". He had tried to go signed on as a co-driver, and Post around the water, and discovered was to get in for a section about that it was "like quicksand". They midway through the trip and spell were third on the road at the time. Baldwin for 155 miles. But when About 10 or 12 locals helped them Post arrived where he thought the dig out, and said Herbst "We'd still driver change was scheduled, he be out there if it wasn't for them." was unable to find Baldwin's pit. Their time was 20:37:46. There was, he said, "no function-In fourth it was the team of ing radio and no Sat phone", so he Dan McMillin, Mark McMillin was unable to locate them. Thus and Chuck Hovey in a Ford. Dan when Baldwin got there, anticipat- started, and drove to Vizcaino, and ing a chance to get out, have a nap, he had a flat along the way. Hovey. and have something to eat, he was then got in and went to the finish, frustrated to discover it wasn't go-as Mark decided to become a part ing to happen. It's a big letdown to of his other son, Luke's, Class 1 a driver who's all set to climb out chase crew. Hovey had some trou-and have a change of pace. Baldwin ble with his pumper quitting and was still unhappy about the inci- fogging up so he couldn't see, but dent when he finished. Days later, they had no mechanical troubles. when he realized he'd driven all In fact Hovey said the "truck was the way and had beaten the motor- great." Their time was 20:38:25. cycles, he apparently felt better. He In fifth place it was Steve Stro-is the second person to accomplish bel, Dale Ebberts and Gay Smith that, the first being Pamelli Jones, in a Ford. They said they'd had no who beat the bikes in a peninsula mechanical problems and no flat run in both 1971 and 1972. (The tires. Ebberts did San Ignacio to Vildosolas beat the bikes also this Loreto, Smith did Bay of L.A. to year, as they did in 2010 when they San Ignacio, and Strobel did the won. But they lost that record for beginning and the end. They said 2012 when the penalty was added that the early part of the race had to their time, and in any case, Tavo been very dusty , and at the end did not drive all the way.) Steve had no problems with the Officially second, after the rear- washouts, and "not much fog." rangement of finish erder, was the Their time was 20:39:00 Weyhrich team, brothers Mark and Sixth place went to Andy and Gary, in a Ford. They went off the Scott McMillin. Andy did the start to Mile 352. He said he had a couple of flats before San Felipe, and then "some sort of electrical or weird problem, when the truck would shut off and back fire." That happened 15 or 20 times in his sec-tion. His dad, Scott, got in at the top of Calamajue Wash, and went to Mile 792 - where the course comes out from Purisima at the loreto Highway. Andy got back in then and went to the finish. Their time was 20:43:41. Don Moss, Ken Moss and Dave Grundman were the big winners in the Class 3 contest, seen here moving very fast in their Ford Bronco. In seventh it was Bryce Menzies and Jesse Jones in a Ford. Menzies started, Jones finished. They lost an oil line which cost them an hout and a half, and they stopped to "help a couple guys". Jones had one flat in the middle of the night. Their total time was 21:08:03. December 2012 · Dusty Times

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,, sion problems during the race. They also had serious problems with their tracking device, which didn't track them. That took some time to sort out. It was finally de-termined that they'd received their tracking device from the lriTrack guys in a little box, and had care-fully put it into the truck, in a bag so it would be safe. They had no idea it needed installation, or to be turned on. They thought it was ready to go as received. Their time was 24:07:18. Sandy Hall, Jim Anderson and Mark Levrett were the Class 5 winners in Baja, they had over two hours in hand at the checkers. Trevor Anderson, Mark Anderson and Victor Celis drove their Bug to the Class 5/1600 victory, they're seen here at high speed on the course. Rob MacCachren and Robbie Pierce finished 16th in their Ford. MacCachren had been third off the line in the morning. But he had transmission troubles. He'd lost first gear by Mile 70, and then he lost reverse. The team decided to change the transmission in case Pierce, scheduled to drive in the middle, might need it. MacCa-chren was near the top of the heap in the points battle, and if Baldwin would finish no better than second, he could finish as low as 12th and win the season championship. But it wasn't to happen. Maybe the re-verse gear was helpful, but it wasn't enough. Pierce got stuck at Mile 823, just before Loreto, and ulti-mately had to be winched out. It cost a lot of time. MacCachren got back in and went to the finish. He said, "It takes a whole year to get to the end." Their time was 24:31:49. In eighth it was the Vildosola team after their disappointing penalty. Their corrected time was 21:15:00. Ninth was earned by Larry and Nick Vanderwey and Curt LeDuc in the Vanderwey' s Chevy, which runs on 42 inch tires. Larry started and went to Coco's. He had some problem after Borrego. Curt got in and went to La Purisima, and he had no radio. Nick then went to the finish, and, while the intercom worked, they still had no radio. That meant that the crew didn't know when they were coming in to their various pits. They put the truck on its side in the dump out of Loreto, and at that moment the radio worked, but when it was back on its wheels the radio quit again. They said that two trucks passed them while they were on their side. Their time was 21:43:38. In tenth it was Sergio Salgado, Dusty Times who's moved up from Class 10 to Trophy Trucks. He had Matt Loidice and Mike Julson as co-driv-ers in the Chevy. Salgado started and drove to the Bay of L.A. road Loidice then drove to Purisima and "The Old Man", Julson, went to the finish. This was the first Trophy Truck race for both Loidice and Salgado, and Loidice's first Baja 1000 as a driver. Julson had no problems on his section, beyond some difficulty with his external catheter. Their time was 21:52:29. In eleventh it was Pete Sohren's Ford, which had been first off the start line in the morning. Sohren, who started, said they'd had "little issues." Jason McNeil, who got in at Bay of L.A. reported, a "lot of issues." Gerardo lribe got in at La Purisima, and he said he'd had only three-wheel brakes when he got in, and by the time he finished there was only one wheel with brakes. They were running 40 inch tires on Sohren's truck, and had eight flats. Their time was 22:37:20. In 12th place it was Juan Car-los Lopez and Robby Gordon in a Chevrolet. Lopez lost two rear shocks in San Felipe and lost a lot of time getting them replaced. Then at about Mile 545, Gordon got in, and they were already about four hours down. He said, "There's a lot of good Trophy Trucks now -more and more competitive." He had no problems in his section, and the truck finished in 22:56:36. Thirteenth place went to Tim Herbst and Larry Roeseler in a Ford. LR. started, and he had steering problems. Then down in the Borrego area he had an alternator problem and a flat, and the leaky steering rack as well as a rear shock problem. They decided they'd "sort it out" at Coco's, but couldn't get that far. Then LR. 2,160 Rooms And Suites 60 Table Games 2,600 Slot Machines 22-Table Poker Room Race & Sports Book 640-Seat Bingo Room 16 Movie Theaters buried the truck in silt coming in to San Ignacio and it took an hour to dig out. Not one of their better days. Along the way they were add-ing steering fluid, until right after Tim got in, and then they changed the whole rack. Tim had no prob-lems, and no flats.· Their time was 23:32:23. Finishing fourteenth it was Josh Daniel who started and went to Mile 531, then Cameron Steele, who went to Loreto, Larry Job got in next and went to Mile 991, and then Steele finished in the GMC. They had a crank trigger problem. They said, "It started running poorly, and then it stopped." Their time was 23:52:42. In 15th it was Jose Flores, Edu-ardo Perez and Jesus Lara in a Chevy. A mixed group, they come from mainland Mexico, San Diego and Cd. Constitucion. It's a brand new truck, and they had suspen-In 17th it was jimmy Knuckles who drove all the way in his Ford. He didn't get off to a good start, falling into a "big hole" at Mile 8 and being stuck there for two hours. Then he had to take his plugs out and clean them. He went Continued on page 10 9 Restaurants 75,000 Sq. Ft. Of Meeting Space 4,600 Seat Equestrian & Event Center 80,000 Sq. Ft. Exhibit Hall Spa & Fitness Center Showroom 64-Lane Bowling Center LAS VEGAS BLVD AT SILVERADO RANCH • SOUTHPOINTCASINO.COM December 2012 Page.9

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Eduardo Laguna, Justin Matney and Jesus Rubio drove their Chevy Colorado to the CIIISS 6 WWI, they're seen here haulin' freight. on, but after Loreto he had only replaced their transmission. They second gear all the way to the fin- spent the night there, and said it ish, but he had no flat tires. He said was "chilly" going to Loreto. About he "nevet got out of the truck." His 40 miles into the full they lost their time was 24:44:28. rear differential. The crew brought The 18th finisher was Armin in.a new one and replaced it. Then Schwarz, Martin Christensen in they lost their power steering at their Jimco. Schwarz started and Check 7 (about race mile 991). had early flats because "he hit Cameron Steele's crew helped and things". Later, at Mile 580, north Bulletproof Diesel helped fix it. of San Ignacio, he had the torque Then they lost their radio and OPS convertor go out. They had to tow and the lights were flickering. They the truck a mile out, take the trans- were "saying prayers". It was, they mission out and replace the torque said, "a great adventure." They saw convertor. It cost them more than "beautiful sunrises and sunset. It's eight hours. Said Christensen, "It an awesome memory. That was a was insane." During the second true Baja 1000!" (Couldn't agree half of the race they had to help more.) Their time was 39:48:38. unstick other people so they could Last to finish in the Trophy go on. Their time was 31:06: 16. Truck class was the Greer team, in In 19th it was Mike Voudouris their #36 Dodge. They actually had and Travis Bonano in a Ford. Ap- two trucks running, but the #37 parently they finished while we Dodge, driven by Tommy Greer napped. Their time was 36:32:47. broke at about Mile 20 and never In 20th it was Jay Reichert and went any further. Tommy "went to Charles Dorrance in a Ford. Their the beach house and didn't help." time was 38:16:24. Glen, in the one that finished, said Twenty first was the team of that the start was "hectic, dusty". Chris Kemp and Alan Pfleuger in He said they got to Ojos, got up to a Ford. They started second, and about 105 miles per hour and lost said that Kemp got out in front but all forward gears. They backed in to then at a pit found a "melted trans- Ojos a couple of miles and changed mission line." So they fixed that. the transmission (which was hap-Then they had a good race to San pily close by). Then they went on. Ignacio, and Pfleuger lost the trans-At the end of the Puertecitos Road mission on the way to Juanico. The at a hard left tum, they lost all their Baja Pits helped them, and RPM · brakes. So they hose clamped it all Rudolfo tribe and Marie Newhan were the Class 8 gold medal winners, they had many hours on their competition, here in their Chevy Silverado. Elias Hanna, Randy Weisser and Jose Castro took top honors in the Class lSX at the 1000, they're seen here in their Ford Ranger racin' hard. back together and limped to Gon-belt issues, lost a rear rotor and zaga. There they found the Baja got stuck with Troy Herbst (helped Pits and rebuilt the brakes, and pull him out) which cost an hour. then went on "all nice and happy" Mamey said that Davis had done to San Ignacio. Glen got out and "a good job." Their total time was Ben Myers got in. It was his first 23:07:59. time driving in a race. He went In fourth it was Jon Walker to Insurgentes and the ring and from Guam, in his Kreger Chevy. pinion let loose at Mile 910. The He drove the whole distance. Oscar crew went and replaced that and he Nuevo navigated. They said both then drove to the finish line. They were "in the car the whole damn had no flat tires. Their time was way.:" They rolled it at Mile 100 43:21:28, and they were the final (somewhere near Valle de Trini-Trophy Truck finisher. dad) and put it on its side. It took Class 1 had 23 sta'rters. At the 30 minutes to get moving again, end of the trip the first car was the and Jon walked two miles to get J imco-Chevy of Luke McMillin and someone to help them. Their time Justin Smith. McMillin did the was 24:42:17. start to El Crucero, (about Mile Fifth place went to some NAS-350), and then Smith got in and CAR folks, out to blow off some went to north of Loreto, where Mc-steam between seasons. Joe Custer, Millin got back in and went to the Nils Castillo and Gene Haas, in finish. Chris Olliman navigated. a brand new Jimco. This was its At one point the car quit for ten first race. Custer used to show up minutes, because of a problem with post-season in a Pro Truck, but has the wiring and the fuel pump. They moved into Class 1. Haas started, used the wiring from the Parker Castillo drove the mid section and Pumper to repair it. They had no Custer finished. Jackie Mohrfeld flats, in factJMcMillin has had "no navigated. Castillo bent the front flats yet this year!" Their time was bumper, and one of them had one 21:30:42. flat. The Baja 1000 seems to make Second in Class 1 was another a fine stress reducer for NASCAR family team, the Wilsons. Ronny folks. Their time was 24:52:43. and Randy Wilson and John Herd-In sixth place it was Tony Mi-er did the driving. Herder started glini, Armin Kremer and Andi in the Jimco, with Brian Wilson Mancin, who comes from Poland, navigating. He rolled the car and in a Jimco. They all drove, but it's took off the top lights, leaving them uncertain who did which part. Mi-with just two small lights from then glini said "this race was crazy, crazy, on. Ronnie Wilson got in at 395 crazy ... " They had brake problems and drove the middle, with Jason for roughly the last half of the Briscoe navigating, and they got length of the race. Their time was out at Mile 835, and put Randy 25:35:13. Wilson in to go to the finish. They In seventh place it was Travis said that "on the whole" it was awe-Chase, Don Chase, and Ryan Plow-some, and they had "No tire prob- man in a Porter with a Ford motor. lems." Their time was 22:50:21. Travis Chase started and went to Third place went to the team Mile 530, then Plowman got in and of Justin Marney and Justin Davis went to Mile 900, followed by Don in the Stacy team's Geiser Chevy. Chase (Travis's dad) who went to Clyde Stacy, patriarch of the team the finish. At one point Plowman was signed on to drive this car also, was stuck in the silt for two hours but had been involved in an ac-and Travis had two flats but had cident while j1re-running and was only one spare. They also had a hospitalized with broken bones sticky throttle. But Don Chase had as the race went on. Davis started no problems at all. Their time was the car and went to Mile 550, then 26:21:13. Matney went from there. He had In Car 111, which finished eighth, it was a couple of old-timers, Tommy Koch and Ron Brant in a Jimco Chevy. Koch's 64, Brant's 66. They also had Tom's son, Joe David, who drove from the start to Bay of L. A. He was doing very well, running about third they thought, but then Koch got in the car and the alternator went, the bat-tery went dead and he got stuck in the silt, and while stuck, someone hit the car. (It was reported that he was "cranky.") Brant got in just north of Loreto and went to the fin-ish. He said the car used to belong to the Wehyrichs, and it's a "nice car." Their time was 26:38:06. Ninth went to the team of Ran-dy Perry, Mike Peterson, and Grant and Brett Lenk, in a Penhall Chevy. Peterson started and the Lenks both drove and they were doing pretty well until mile 900 when the water pump cracked and the motor filled up with water. They didn't notice it right away. When they did, it was too late. So they towed it to within a mile of the finish line, and then the team pushed it across the line to get their finish. This is the legal, accepted procedure in SCORE events. (The hardest part sometimes is to keep the local spectators from jumping in to push also - they want to help, but it's not allowed!) Their time was 27:00:49. In tenth it was the father and son team of Brian and Cody Park-house in their Jimco Chevy. It seems that Brian, the dad, got stuck in Calamajue Wash and while get-ting out hit an underwater rock and broke a wheel, the caliper and the rotor. They capped off the brake line and put on the spare, but somehow the wheel didn't sit flush and it broke off in a mile. Then the team had to go in with parts and tools, and ultimately they lost about six hours. Cody got in at Vizcaino and drove to the finish. Their time was 28: 14:22. Eleventh place went to Monica · and David Greenhill and Mike Boone in a Jimco Chevy. Monica started and then David drove and then Boone got in at San Ignacio and went to the finish. Somehow the steering rack got full of silt and the car wouldn't steer. They had to take it apart and clean it out and lost about four hours. Their time was 28:25:21. In twelfth it was Rudy and Car-los Cortez. Rudy, the dad, is 69, another long-time racer. They drive a DuneBuggy Chevy. Rudy started and went to Crucero, then Carlos drove for a while, then Rudy got in again, and Carlos got in at Lo-reto and went to the finish. They changed a c.v. at Mile 160, (north of San Felipe) which cost them about three hours. Their time was 18:32:09. The 13th finisher was the team of Todd Tuls, Mark Johnson, Jake Johnson and Mark Miller, who all drove in their Jimco Chevy. The Mark and Gary Weyhrich drove their Ford F-150 to the silver medal in the Ronny and Randy Wilson and John Herder took second place honors in The Rabago/Reynozo/Reynozo/Angulo foursome were the second place Trophy Truck category, seen here at high speed on the course. Class 1, seen here flyin' high in their Jimco-Chevy. finishers in the Class ½-1600 battle, they're seen here nicely airborne. Page 10 December 2012 Dusty Times

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Tuls guys are from Nebraska and Wisconsin. Todd did the start to Mile 375 (Bay of L.A.), and from Loreto to the finish. Johnson did the Bay of L.A. to Vizcaino, and the other two also drove. The car rolled twice outside of Bay of L.A., and it had a "glitch with the GPS", and they "broke a bunch." This was Tod's first trip to Mexico and he said that Strobel helped a lot and they wanted to thank him for all the help (Strobel loves to pre-run, and so does his co-driver, Gay Smith.) When the Tuls car broke they lost about four hours. Their time was 31:28:26. Fourteenth, and last in the class to finish, was the team of Sammy Araiza, who lives in LaPaz, and Steve Eugenio and Adam Pfankuch in a J imco. Pfankuch lo~t the brakes at Mile 14, which cost four hours. Then Eugenio got in at Puertecitos, got stuck in the silt near Vizcaino for two hours and when he went on broke a c.v. near San Ignacio. Drove to Purisima with the bro-ken c.v., slowly, and got them all changed there and then Araiza went on to finish. Their time was 36:25:53. The lee Bannings, Sr. and Jr. and Rick 'Graf and Cory Boyer were the big winners in the Class 10 contest, they had 29 minutes in hand at the checf_ers. Oteniel Huerta and Enrique Munoz took the gold medal in the SCORE LITES Class, b1,1t, it was ·close, they only had a minute on their competition. In Class 8, which had five start-ers, the winning team was Rudy lribe, John Zambie and Marc Ne-whan in a Chevrolet. lribe started and went to Bay of L. A., then Zam-bie drove to Juanico, and Newhan then went to Sta. Rita, where lribe got back in to drive to the finish. They said they'd had no problems, but did replace an alternator and one belt. They had the lead from Ojos Negros on. lribe said they'd "brought it in nice'·n' easy." They won their class in every SCORE race this season. Their time was 26:03:59. Second place went to the La Paz team of MigueL Francisc;o and Antonio Monroy., Francisco is the dad, while Miguel and Antonio are brothers, and they all live in La Paz. The truck is a 1992 Dodge, built by Walker Evans, and still wearing the same paint job it's had for many years. Francisco started and drove to San Ignacio, Antonio went to ln-surgentes and Miguel did the final stretch. They had some suspension problems and two flats and were stuck in the silt at Vizcaino. Their time was 41:07:43. Tommy Bradley, who also lives in La Paz, was third in his Chev-rolet. His team included Lupito and Alejandro Abaroa The three all drove, switching seats, while Yoyo Abaroa did the navigating. They pre-ran only one time. They said they finished on their second transmission. The first one blew at San Ignacio, and the spare was up at Coco's, so it took a while to get it. They also lost their oil cooler fan. They were wearing plastic trash bags at the finish "to stay dry", they · Silid there'd been "a lot of water." Their time was 42:03:11, and they were the last to finish in Class 8. In the Super 8 Truck class there were two entries, but just one finisher. Brothers Taylor and Nick Mills from Corpus Christi, Texas, and Kent Kr<:>eker did the driving, while Tony McNeil, Josh Huff and someone named Mike did the navigating in their Baja Lite Chevy. Early on, at about Mile 196 or 200, they lost a wheel and it rolled into a ravine. They pulled off and after retrieving the wheel, borrowed lug nuts from the other wheels and put it back on. But they also had to make repairs to their brakes, the hub and more. They said they lost two hours. In addition, their air cleaner kept coming off. They had finished rebuilding the truck just three weeks ago, and were actually sttll working on it in the start line. Their time was 36:25:36. Chelsea Magness and her. team couldn't entice any other Pro-l;"rucks to come and play, but they . went ahead and drove the whole length of the peninsula anyway. Chelsea started and went to Bay of L. A. , then Steve Knudson did the middle and Todd Burt finished. They had "maybe three" flat tires. Chelsea's dad, Gary, was driving his Trophy Truck and he blew his motor. At some point, Chelsea de-cided to wait for him, because she had the Trophy Truck mechanic navigating-for her, so she lost a bunch of time. Ultimately they finished in 29:32: 16. Class 10 had 12 starters, and six finishers. In first place it was Banning team in a Banning chassis with a Ford motor. Lee Banning, Sr. started with Chris Godfrey navigating, and Corey Boyer got in at Coco's, with Godfrey still navi-gating. Then Rick Graf got in at San Ignacio, and Alan Dellemuth navigated for him. Lee, Jr. got in at Loreto and he drove· to the finish, doing the last 100 miles with no Giovanni Alvacano, Humberto Huertado, Mario Vasquez and Ernesto Martinez took the honors in the Class 11 contest, seen here early on. · Dusty Times brakes. He said that last year in the 1000 they were the first limited car to finish in their Class 12 car - this year they were the first limited car in also, in the Class 10. They had one flat. Their time was 23:14:19 . . In second place it was Cameron Thieriot, Kash Vessels and Andy Grider in a Racer chassis with an EcoTech Chevy which had had only 36 miles of testing on it. Ve~sels started and stayed near or at the front, then handed over to Thieriot, who got stuck in the silt at Mile 565. (Below Vizcaino). He spent an hour there, along with Tom Koch, who he reported, "was cranky." Then, out of San Juanico he lost his GPS. He gave the car to Grider at Mile 792, and he went to the finish. He said he'd liked the rain on the coast, after San Carlos. He said it "filled up the track" and made huge puddles. Said Grider, "Guys who tried to go through them are still there." They had no flats. Cam, as he does frequently, was using the race as a way to earn donations for a favored project. This time it was "Stand Up to Cancer", and they said they'd raised about $20,.000 in donations. Their time was 24:40:03. In third it was one of the more senior tearns in the event. Dean Grizzle, 70, and Karl Scanlan; age 59, Blake Slater and Clint Berry in - -a Fusion Chevy. They said they'd broken two wheels on a booby trap, and had also rolled at Mile 1050. Their time was 26:45:54. Fourth went to Mikey Lawrence and Harley Lerner in Chenowth Chevy. Lawrence started and went to about Mile 600, then Lerner did 300 miles and Lawrence got back in. He worked up about a half-hour lead, and broke an axle. And then he broke another. Their time was 27:04:52. In fifth place it was the Alumi-craft of Chip Prescott, who drove to Mile 370 and then the final 175 miles, and Taylor Prescott and Ryan Frisbee who both also drove. Continued on page 12 RACE RABIDS PINCH BOSSES y~KENWOOO !Se II UNIBAlf CUPS LINE RESH R SYSTEM AS PEUA 2001 lESAt BA /le •Art• •E1•E1• _ ~ -HJI: . . .. .... . .....--< - -----~-----......._ ... -.~ IUEl SAIE RACING CEllS 1-&El IY 111&11#1 December 2012 Page 11

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Ben Himel, Wyatt Patnode and Roger Barrette all navigated. Tay-lor Prescott rolled the car at Mile 425(down below Bay of L.A. ) and lost two hours. Then he got stuck in the silt after Vizcaino for two hours. It was his first race, and ap-parently the tea·m's first Baja 1000. They had a pit crew of just eight people and thought maybe it might have been the smallest pit crew ever for a peninsula run (it wasn't -but it was pretty darned small.) Their time was 29:35:49. In sixth place, and last in this class, was the team ofJorge Salmon, Sergio Frias, Claudio Hernandez and Dario Villanueva in a Madigan' Chevy. Their time was 35:14:17. In the SCORE Lite class the winning team of Otoniel and Jaime Huerta and Danny Arreola were racing in just their second Baja 1000. They all come from Culiacan, on the mainland of Mexico, and wanted to be sure we understood that their motor and transmission were buift on the mainland. The Joe Baca/ drove his Lexus LX570 to the win in the-Stock Full Class, Joe was the only finis.her in the class, seen here leaving Ensenada. • chassis was a Curry. All three of winning time was 26:37: 15. them drove. They broke a shock In second it was Brent Park-early, and their suspension "leaked house, Jim Moulton and Brian pressure". They had two flat tires, Burgess. Moulton started, Burgess got stuck for 25 minutes and in the did the middle, and Parkhouse last 250 miles they pushed hard finished in their Moulton chassis. and m,ade up 20 minutes. Their Each had a flat, but other than that Rod Hall and Shelby Hall won it again, the Stock Mini Class was ruled by a Hummer H3, they're seen here leaving Ensenada. their trip was "flawless" -but they were stuck once. Their time was 26:38:43, only a minute and 28 seconds behind the Huerta team after all those miles. Phew! Third place was earned by Juan Carlos Jiminez, Francisco Cetano, Pedro Velas.quez and Rafa Ibarra, all from La Paz, in a Landin chas-sis. (That's a LaPaz chassis builder.) Jiminez and Velasquez drove, the others navigated. The first team went from the start to San Ignacio, and the second team finished. The Kellogg/Johnson/Wilcox Class 5 entry finished in second place after The Reisen/Burden/Baikie/Baylis quartet took the silver medal in the The Quintero/Caspino/EI Wardani trio were the second place finishers in a long haul, they're seen here·speeding through the tundra. .Class 5/1600 action, seen here at high speed on the course. the Class 6 Action, they're seen here in their Ford Raptor. .,r L• Dusty Times is studying the feasibility of providing an online edition and our readers are· welcome ~ to access this month's issue at Each month's Login and Password will be printed .on the Masthead page of the print edition. we welcome your feedback Page 12 December 2012 Dusty Times l

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The He"eras, Victor, Victor Jr. and Luis drove their Ford Ranger to a The Garcia/Cabrales/Liergenas Ford Ranger was the silver medal winner second place finish in the Class 7 contest, seen here early on. in the Class 7SX conflict, seen here an instant before touchdown. They said that it had been a "muy to San Felipe, then Angulo went ran into a tree and got stuck under malo" road, and their gas pump to Crucero, Rabago went to San it, broke two shocks, a left rear had burned out so they'd put on a Ignacio, Mario Reynoso drove to and a right front and just ran the new one. They had five flat tires all Loreto, Angulo got back in to go to rest of the way with them broken. together. And there had been "very Sta Rita, and then Rabago got back Their throttle stuck, they broke two slow traffic because of the dust." in and went to the finish. They lights, but had no flat tires. Their Their time was 31:09: 18. were a happy group. Their time was time was 33:37:39. In fourth place it was Moses and 27: 12:06. In ninth it was Corey Robinson, Ricardo Torres and Juan Gallo, In third it was Hiram, Eric and Juan Mayoral, Caloche Robles and in a Penhall. They finished as we Evan Duran in their Neth. Eric Roberto Romo, with navigators took a brief nap. They were the last started, Evan did the middle and Pete Morquecho, Guillermo Luna, . finishers in the class and their time Hiram went from Juanico to the Yoshua Morquecho and Renaldo, was 38:06:56. There were four non- finish. They.said they had a "lot of in a Romo chassis. They had two finishers in this group. problems". They were hit by a Class flats, a broken tie rod and a fuel Second place in Class 8 went to the Monroy/Espinoza/Monroy group, their Dodge Ram is seen here at one of many takeoffs. In the Baja Challenge class, the 1 car at Mile 120, and had to re-cell problem (debris in the line). cars are all alike. They're the cars place their belts because of it. They They also had a broken torsion used all year long in Baja for guided lost a half hour with that. Then, finger and a broken spring plate, tours of the peninsula, with highly five miles before the finish their at the same time. That cost them experienced drivers/tour guides in battery came loose and they had to about four hours. Their time was each car. For this race they usually get help and a push start. They lost 34:33:40. Chelsea Magness and Todd Burt swept the class in the Protruck action, They're seen have about four drivers for each ten minutes and one position with The tenth place team came in here in their good looking Ford F-t5o. car, most of whom haven't done that. They also had "some flat~." as we took a break. Ray Files, Kyle Constitucion. So they woke up a much, if any, driving in Baja. But Their total time was 27: 14:36. Perry, Dylan Doherty, and Josh Tie- guy at Ortiz VW in Cd. Constitu-then there's one car that usually Fourth place was earned by man, used up 36:57:36 in getting to cion and got their needed parts. has four to six racers taking turns at Eliseo Garcia, Hector Sarabia, and La Paz. Sorry we missed 'em. But it still took them about five the wheel. These guys are all BFGo-Edmundo Fernandez in a Romo. In eleventh it was J. K. Knight hours to get going again. Their only odrich racers in other forms of rac-Sarabia started and went to the Bay and Eric Hansen who did the part other problem was one flat. Their ing -and they had to go through of L.A., then Fernandez went to from the start to 240, then Chris time was 40:21: 16. a process that involved winning in Loreto and Garcia drove to the fin- · Stuart and Billy hunt did 249 to Twelfth, and last in the class their series and also being chosen ish. They had some "suspension is-545, and Glesero Hernandez and to finish, was the team of Jorge · by vote somehow. They're usu- sues", and an alternator pulley had Richard Garavito did 535 to 834. Jiminez, Wes McKenzie, and _Alex ally the quickest of the Baja Chal- to be replaced in the final 40 miles. From 834 to the finish it was Greg and Leonardo Navarrete, in a Bon-lenge teams, but are also frequently They said it was an "awesome race Branchi and John Witchel. It's a nerhawk. Their time was 44:53:28, prone to spectacular misjudgments - we're just really happy to finish new ORAF chassis. At Mile 950 which means they had less than sev-that put the car out of action. This it." Their time was29:05:38. they lost a throwout bearing and en minutes left when they finished. In Class 7-2 the team of Billy Wilson and Zack McKinley, rented a ride from Pete Sohren and went home winners. Wilson started and went to Mile 580, and then McKinley took over, and Wilson got back in at Mile 930 and went to the finish. They had a couple of flats but that was all. Dewey Clark did the navigating for them. They also crashed their chase truck near Mulege, but no one was hurt. Their time in the race vehicle was l6:12:31. year they managed to avoid disaster, In fifth it was Adrian Diaz, Ar-luckily for them they were in Cd. Too bad we missed their story. C■ntinud ,n ,,1114 and the BFG team, made up of mando 8oehme, and Jesus Araiza .-------------------------------------••----. Bud Brutsman, BradLovell, Roger in their Fab Diaz chassis. They re-Lovell, Luke Wilwert, Michael ported "a lot of problems the whole Crawford, and Kyle Tucker took race - brakes, electronics." Their the win in 28:48:35. time was 31:59:48. In second place it was the team The sixth place team was Vic-of Andrew Buck, Ernest Vigil, Ja-tor Lugo, Jesus Velez, Juan Garcia, mie Betwick, Sam Hill, Steve Pet, Ren'e Santa Cruz, and Rodrigo and Mikey Rencz. They finished in Verla who all drove their Pollo built 29:45:03. chassis. They had alternator trouble Third went ta Steve Hilbert, at Gonzaga, and it took five hours Eustaquio Escandon, Park Brady, to get a new one. Then, before the Jon Hamm(;!rgren, Antoine Dela-Bay of L. A., they put it on its side. pree, and Jaimie Zunzunegui in And, they had one flat tire. Their 32:06:51. time was 32:30:08. In fourth it was Andre Villa, In seventh, finishing at 10 p.m., Lorena Dromundo, Nick Brocha; were· Dan Bradley, Ruben Rodri-Shane Bonifay, Damon Bradshaw guez, Charles Sutton, and Brad and Graham Agassiz who crossed Maurer who all drove their Bunder-the line in 33:48:54. son. Then there were navigators: Fifth, and making it 100%, it Daniel Maurer, Keith Purmal, was Rodrigo Ampudia, Makuakai Mike Arohnson and Garett Saye. Rothman, Victor Oliveras, Luke They started 45 minutes late .be-Trembath and Vaughn Gittin, who cause on the start line their coil used up 34:07:09. went bad. So they switched _ coils, In the 1-2/1600 class, which had but it cost all that time. Later they 12 starters, the winning team was lost the pin on their clutch pedal, Arturo and Abel Velazco and Steve but that was only a ten minute stop. Cruz in their VBR. Abel started, They had a couple of flats in the Cruz drove from Bay of L. A. to second section and were stuck in a north of Loreto, and then Arturo bottleneck out of Loreto and also finished. They said they had "not a got stuck later on. Their clutch was single problem", but in the Loreto slipping for the last 300 miles also. wash the car got wet and it took 20 Their time was 32:45: 16. minutes to dry it off. Their winning Eighth in the class was George time was 25:04:17. Peters, Kevin J. Walsh, Brennan In second it was Roberto Ro-Lambert and Shawn Umphries bago, Francisco Reynoso, Alonzo who all drove their Jamie Camp-Angulo and Mario Reynoso in bell Raceco. Their navigators were a Romo. This was the first race Ignacio King, Kori Scow, Mike for their car, and they said they Lichtenfeld and Shawn Ostlund. had "lots of flats - maybe five." Luke Babb was their crew chief. Francisco Reynoso drove the start They ran out of gas at Mile 100, Dusty Times WHY AREN'T YOU A DUSTY TIMES SUBSCRIBER? It's so much easier to receive Dusty Times in your mailbox each month, getting all the latest news and race and rally reports. written by the best off road Journalists in the business. Don'e n,iss an issue: subSicribe now: ., Year 2 Years 3 Years Foreign Subscriptions "1 Year 2 Years 3 Years $25.00 $40.00 $55.00 $55.00* $"1"10.00* $"165.00* ... U.S. DOUars Air Mall Rates on Request Dusty Times 2076"1 Plummer street Chatsworth, CA 9'13"1"1 Visit our website at December 2012 Page 13

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... Billy Wilson and Dewey Clark took the gold medal in Class 7-2 at the 1000, they had two hours in hand when they took the checkers in their Baja/ire-Chevy. In second place it was the team of Dana Dague, Steve Rutherford, Steve Rudd and .Benn Vernada-kis who all drove. Their naviga-tors were Adrian Hernandez, Bob Bower, Terry Hawkins, and Jessica Rutherford. They were stuck in the silt south of San Ignacio, and stuck in mud later, south of Constitu-cion. Their time was 28:35:40. In Class 7 the winning team was Oscar Salaiza, Guillermo Gal-van and Ibor Galvan. Guillermo Galvan drove from Ensenada to the Bay of L.A., Ibor went from there to Loreto and then Salaiza went to the finish. They said they had "no problems." Their time was 31:42:48. In second place in Class 7 it was Victor Herrera, Sr. and Victor, Jr. in a Ford. The senior driver started and went to Bay of L.A., then Junior went to San Ignacio. He was stuck in the silt for about 45 minutes, but didn't lose his lead. Then Victor, Sr. got in and went to Loreto, and Junior got back in at 995 and he lost a bolt out of a tie rod end. He saved the truck, but it went into bushes and cactus and he was high-centered and had a torn brake line. He made repairs, pinched off the brake line and went on. He's recovering from a broken leg that happened after the Baja 500 while he was riding a dirt bike. He's had two surgeries in the interim, has 4 plates in his leg and 30 screws. It's his left leg - which is the one he brakes with. Makes things a bit tougher. Their total time was 32:43: 18. In third place in Class 7 it was Aaron and Adrian Celiceo and Pedro Mercado, in a Toyota. They came in as we napped. Their total time was 36:26:02. And in fourth it was Jose Gon-zalez in a Ford Ranger. He also finished as we napped. His time was 38:39:08. In Class 6 the first place car was the Chevy of Eduardo Laguna, Jus-tin Matney, Jesus Rubio-and Apeali Lopez. Laguna did the start to the Bay of L. A., and then Loreto to the finish. Lopez did the middle section. They had one flat, lost one coil and their TPS failed, all of which cost an hour or so. Their time was 24:42:03. In second place it was Josh Quintero, Ramsey ElWardani and Dave Caspino in a Ford Raptor. Caspino got stuck in the mud for about an hour, and Quintero bent a driveline and lost a half hour. El Wardani's run was apparently trou-ble free -but we know he churned through the shrubbery rather than get stuck in the silt near Vizcaino. Their total tine 28:02:53. Finishing third it was Gavin and Darren Skilton in their Honda. Gavin did the start to Vizcaino and Darren went from Mile 550 to the end. They had no flats but "multiple minor issues" Gavin said the drizzle at" the start made it ter-The Class 4 gold medal went to Jason LaFortune, Jeff Proctor and Craig Hall, they are seen here in their TMR-Chevy all clean and shiney. rible for visibility, and then he got the radio wet in Calamajue, so that after that it didn't work well. And they were stuck in the silt near San Ignacio for an hour. All together, their time was 29:54:35. Fourth place was earned by Steve Kovach, Preston Schmid and Dan Werle in a Ford. Schmid started, Werle did the middle and Kovach finished. He had the dis-tinction of going "into a river", where he "buried the truck" in water. They said he got out -but didn't explain how. They also had oil pressure trouble that cost about four hours. Their total time was 31:49:57. In fifth it was Peter Lang, Bri-an Jellison and Peter Irving in a Ford Ranger. They finished as we napped, so we don't know what adventures they had. Their time was 35:44:25. And sixth, and last to finish, it was Heidi Steele, Francisco Arias and Renee Brugger in their Ford Ranger. They also apparently came in as we took a break. Their time ~;s.36:46:.35. Class 2 was a one-car class, but they finished. The team of Mike Powell, Steven Arlia, Nick Baumgartner and Clyde Stacy (who was there in spirit only), finished to earn a win, in their Mason Chevy. Their time was 43:57:29. In Class 3 the winning team was the Ford Bronco of Don and Ken Moss and Dave Grundmann. Their time was 36: 15:40, and we missed 'em. Second place went to Billy Bunch and Tarek Karam in a Jeep Wrangler. Bunch started, Karam got in at Mile 150 and went to Mile 350. At that point they put in a new rear end, and then Karam went on to Mile 650. Then Bunch drove from there to 795 and Karam went to the finish All told Karam drove about 800 miles, Bunch did the rest. They also had "a bunch of small problems." Their time was 44:01:06. In Class 4, open wheel, unlim-ited, with Eco-Tech motors. The · winning team of Jason Lafortune, Craig Hill and Jeff Proctor, in a TMR Chevy came in as we napped. Their time was 31:48:22. Second in the class was the team of Mike Shaffer, Shawn Twitchell, Daniel Acberli, and John Cantrell in a Custom Chevy. Their time was 33:17:21. And we missed them also. Also coming to the finish, but apparently too late for it to count, was the team of Ricardo Hopkins,~ Derek Fletcher, Christian Samano and Edgar Alvarez. They said they'd lost their transmission at Mile 995. We' re not sure how they then got to the finish, but apparently they were overtime anyway, so it matters little. Class 5, Baja Bugs, had a good entry for this race, and a bunch of them made it all the way. In first place it was Sandy Hall, Chris Hall; Brian Jefferies, and Andreas Tom-ba all of whom drove. They said the lead changed hands three times during the race. They had one flat and some transmission problem in the last 100 miles, wherin their trans was locked in third gear for a long time. They reported having a good battle with the folks in car #502 (the Belk, Bonner, Kennedy team, who, sadly, did not finish) . They had just one flat tire, and finished in 26:32:39. In second place it .was Cody Kellogg, Troy Johnson and Rick Wilcoxson. Who all drove. Carlos Rubio navigated. They said they'd beef1 slowed by rain, and were stuck at Mile 900 for 40 minutes . To get unstuck, they shoveled, and had help. They also had to rebuild a shock. Kellogg started and the rain was "miserable". He said he couldn't see for 100 miles, and when the rain stopped his vi-sc>r was· all scratched and ruined. Kellogg and Johnson each drove a couple hundred miles on that ruined shock. They said there was "the most silt we've ever seen in our lives." They had no flat tires, and in fact, ran the whole season on the same set of tires. Their time was 28:55: 10. In third it was Jose Lopez and Arnoldo Gutierrez, Arnoldo Guti-errez, Jr, , and Rodrigo Elorduy who all drove, and Joaquin Rodri-guez, Alejandro Sosaya, and Fer-nando Mayoral who all navigated. They said they never got stuck, lost their rear brakes at m!le 150, and broke a· front arm. They had three flat tires and broke a throttle cable which cost them 40 minutes. Their total time was 32: 10:37. Fourth place went to the diesel powered car of Vince Wavra. The team consisted of Vince, Terry Mc-Clintick, Rick McClintick, David Drew, Greg Forney and Ben Abatti. The car smelled to high heaven at the finish, in part because it had been leaking fuel all the way. They'd also had a flat, and been stuck. And, thanks to the leak, they' had to stop a lot for fuel. That leak cut their mileage by a third. But, as Wavra says, "Its about being with family and friends!" Their time was 33:13:17. In fifth place it was Kevin Carr, It was the silver medal in the Class 10 contest for Cam Thieriot and Kash Brent Parkhouse, Jim Moulton and Brian Burgess were the second place The Fernando Hoyos, Rodolfo Jiminez PRO ATV entry finished in second Vessels in their Racer-Chevy vehicle, seen here at the start. finishers in the SCORE LITES contest, here right after the start. place in Baja, they're seen here in their Cuny-VW at the start. Ryan Arciero and Troy Herbst took third place honors in the Trophy Truck Clyde Stacy, Justin Matney and Justin Davis were the third place The Durans, Hiram, Eric and Evan were the third place finishers in the battle, they're seen here in their Ford F-150 nicely airborne. finishers in the hotly contested Class 1 action, here in their Geiser-Chevy. hotly contested ½-1600 fracas, seen here in their Neth at high speed. Page 14 December 2012 Dusty Times 7

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Kent Lothringer, Perry McNeil and Noe Valdez. Perry McNeil drove the start to Loreto and Carr drove from there to the finish. The distributor burned up and they broke the power steering rack. A rear trailing arm came off after Loreto and that blew a CV joint. It took quite a while for repairs. BFG welded the frame. Then they had . no brakes .. Carr said, "The course is actually pretty good." Their time was 35:05:58. Sixth place was earned by Wen: dell Mortensen, Dan Higgenbo-tham and Ruben Garcia who fin-ished in 39:36:36, while we took our break. They were the final finisher in the class. In the 5-1600 class they had just Clyde Stacy, Mike Powell, Steven Arlia and Nick Baumgartner drove their Class 2 three finishers. In first place it was Mason-Chevy to the Class 2 win, seen here at speed. Perry Coan, Scot Hartman and Clem Grjeco drove their Jeep Wrangler to the Class 17 win, seen here at speed in the outback. Trevor Anderson, who drove all the paid off." Their tine was 32:48:38. Stacy car, with Ramon and Tomas way (whew!). He had three differ-Second place finished three Fernanadez at the wheel and Jus-ent navigators: Victor Celis, Ruben hours later (as we napped). Th.; tin Matney drove a small section. Fuente and Manuel Ornelas. They team of Eric Reisen, Ross Burden, They said the car started missing had "a handful" of flats and a few Ted Baikie and Grant Baylis used in the rain so they changed plugs little logistical problems. He said up 35:56:03 in getting to La Paz. and changed the coil and it still . he "kept a conservative pace and it . . Third was earned by the Clyde missed. They adjusted the valves, changed a rear stub axle and then lost compression. Then the trans-mission leaked oil, and the clutch slipped, so they took the transmis-sion out and took the engine apart to tighten the head. Then they put it together again, and after that they had three flats. They lost seven hours all together, but their third place helped them earn the season points championship. Their time was 41:53:05. In Class 7SX the first place team Hilbert/Escandon/Brady/Hammergren/Delapree/Zunzunegui sextet were Jose Lopez, Amo/do Guiteffez E and Amo/do Gutierrez G took third place The Grizzle/Scanlan/BeffY/Slater crew raced to a third place finish in the third place finishers in the Baja Challenge contest, seen here deep honors in the Baja 1000, seen here at very high speed on the course. the Class 10 contest, seen here in their Fusion-Chevy at high speed. in the peninsula. Terra Racing would like to co·ngratulateArturo &AbelVelazco and Stevie Cruz for wining their second Baja I 000 peninsula race in a row.Along with Alfredo Bernaldez, Roger Pando and Albert Cruz, all co-riders, the Terra 1604 finished in 25:04 for not only a win, but a top 25 finish! To all of our pit support crew" Mundo" Pando & his crew, Pez the Photographer, Gordo,AbelVelazco Sr;Juan the Sign guy, Mike Smith & Braun Mollenhauer and Cathy in Chase # I with me. You all gave us totally flawless and reliable pits to smooth our way down the peninsula. Fred & Cathy at Terra Racing would like to mention and thank our vendors and suppliers. Arturo & Abel Velazco. Well your VBR chassis have won 3 Of the last 4 races we've entered. Guess your design IS making it. Enough said. Your prep for this race was the very best ever. 2 peninsula wins in a row! Your at the top of your game, fellas Adam Wik at Wik Racing Engines.Thanks Adam for your sharing of knowledge and your advice. Even though we build '?.ur own motors, your wise council has been invaluable. Jeff Fields at Transaxle Engineering. Jeff your wisdom about the class has helped us beyond words·, and your reliable trannys have helped get us to the front. f?est transmission builder in the game, -in our opinion. Jeff Quinn at McKenzie's.Jeff, from the start, you have taken the time to guide and advice us through our stumbles. Above and beyond just a parts supplier, a partner in winning . . · Bill and Terri at Sunoco Fuels. Even when I have a s~nior moment and forget to order fuel, you always have us covered. Finally, to my wife Cathy.We just couldn't do this without your support. From feeding the race crew, to spending 30+ hours in a chase truck, standing there with your water bottle and rag, ready to clean lights and numbers. You ARE the crew chief. Luckiest guy in the world, that's me. · Fred ReCu-pido, Terra Trucking Co; Inc.~ Terra Off Road Motor Sports Dusty Times December 2012 Page 15

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The Brutsman/Lovell/Lovell/Wilwert/Crawford/Tucker entry took the win in the Baja Challenge action, seen here in the gloom of dusk. was Elias Hanna in a Ford, with and Casey, who all navigated. This three navigators: Miguel Murillo, was the first Baja 1000 for all of Fernando Ruiz, and Jose Luis Cas-them except Watkins, and in fact, it tro. Hanna said he had a "super was the first race for most of them. comfortable lead" until Mile 900, Watkins built the car. They had no and then he lost his -cooling fans. issues, just two flats and got stuck Early in the day he'd hit a rock and in the silt -and then they recalled, then he had a bad vibration if he "a few mechanical issues." They went over 74 mph, so he didn't go · said they'd lost their brakes before faster. He said he'd won the points the last BFG pit. The rear brakes for the class with this finish. His are "totally gone -parts ·ripped time was 33:33: 12. off." Their time was 43: 18:00. In second it was Ricardo Garcia, The Stock Full class had three Eliot Cabrales and Rudy Suarez in starters, but just one finisher. That a Ford. Their chase truck was late was Joe Baca! in his Lexus. We with fuel and they lost two-and-a-didn't get to talk to him. His time half hours, then, in the last five was 38:22:58. miles Suarez hit a big rock with the The Stock Mini class was a two-driveshaft and limped to the fin- truck class, and first to finish was ish. Salvador Llirinas navigated the the only person who has driven in entire distance for the team. Their every Baja 1000 since its inception time was 34:20:06. in 1967. Rod Hall, his granddaugh-ln Class 11 three cars start-ter Shelby Hall, and Damien Mi-ed, but just one made it all the chelin teamed to share the driving way. The team of Felipe Gracitas, in the H2 Hummer. They arrived Giovanni Alucano, Antonio Alu-at about 4:30 in the morning. Hall cano, Ernesto Martinez, Humberto said, "This reminds me of some of Hurtado, and Mario Vasquez, who the things in my· first one back in all drove, with navigators Alan '67. I was hallucinating - saw a big Alucano, Ritchie Marquez and Jose pig ... " They also saw a live coyote. Ayalla. They had five flat tires and Rodney did the start to 150, then were stuck in the -silt for an hour Vizcaino to San Ignacio, then the between Vizcaino and San Ignacio. final 120 miles. Michelin drove They said otherwise, "We didn't from Mile 151 to Bay of L.A. Then have any trouble." Their left rear Shelby, racing here for the first fender got smushed, victim of a time, did the section to Vizcaino late-running Trophy Truck. Their -and so on, switching seats fairly time was 42:09:52, with an aver-age speed of 26.59 miles per hour. That's tough to do in a Class 11. There were three others who didn't make it. Class ·17 was won by the team of Perry Coan and Scot Hartman who drove, and Clem Grieco and Skylar Gambrell, who navigated, in a Jeep Wrangler. They had to replace a steering box at Vizcaino, which took 45 minutes. But they had no flats no other trouble. They never got stuck. They said that everyone they passed was either stuck or broken. Their time was 33:56:39. The Mills/Mills/Kroeker Bajalite-Chevy easily took the Pro ATV honors but it was a looong 36 hour battle to get there, seen here at speed. regularly. Michelin and Shelby had not pre-run, but Rodney did. They had no mechanical problems, but Hall said, "It just takes three people to drive this thing." It was Shelby's first trip to LaPaz and her first Baja 1000. Michelin said, "It was a damn good race and an honor to be with Rod and Shelby Hall for Rod's 45th 1000 and 22nd win." Richard Toole and Alex Baker did the navigating. They all said the whoops were terrible after Constitucion. Baker, who navi-gated for both Halls,· said, "I got to race in the 45th Baja 1000 with the most experienced driver and the least experienced driver(Shelby).11 Their total time was 39:43:37. The Sportsman Truck class had three entries and one finisher. Ar-turo Montano, Randy Swink and Gustavo Pohls, rn a Ford, took the win. They said they'd had a flat and replaced the transmission. From Vizcaino to Loreto they'd had only first and third gears, but had to go because the spare transmission was in LorJto. It took an hour to replace the trans, and they finished in 40:31:37. In the Sportsman Car class there were three finishers and eight who didn't make it. The team that finished first could have competed in some other category - like Class 1, and done all right. Chad Cum-mings, Rick Freschet, and Mark Delamonica drove. Mike Wilson and Phil Ilmore navigated. It was the first off road race for Freschet, but some of the others raced the Baja 1000 a few years ago. They didn't prerun this time. The car is a Spectrum, with a VlO Viper mo-tor in it. They had a couple of flats, broke pivot bolts, had CV boot problems and brake problems. Their time was 29:28:59. In second place the team of Fer-nando Hoyos, and Rodolfo Jimi-nez, in a Curry with a VW motor, finished as we n_apped. Their time was 36:21:51. Third place went to Marc Van-Tassell, Darren Webster, Kurt Wil-liams, ~yan Davis, Dave Helm and Dave Connors, who all drove and navigated. The car is a "Class 5 car - sort of." It's got a Type IV 2.8 liter Porsche motor in it. Van Tas-sell threw up in his helmet while navigating. They lost their power steering 200 miles before the fin-ish. The starter clogged with silt, so they cleaned the starter, and then it "worked fine." Their time was 42:02:09. None of the others finished. On a different list, there is still another Sportsman car shown as in third place. Not knowing which is correct, we include it also. They came in at about 7 minutes to 7 a.m. The drivers were Cesar Vela, Jorge Vela, Pedro Velasquez, Jr., and Federico Montes. As naviga-tors they had Diego Robles, Jorge Vela, Sr., Oscar Aguayo and Rog-elio Rivera. They brought the car from Guadalajra. It was a "sort of Class 9 car", a Tubular Design chassis. They said they "took it very slow" because they wanted to finish. Their only problem was with their rear shocks. They had to put gas in them. Their time was 41:54:39. The first UTV to finish was a Hawk Performance UTV, driven by Chris Koch, Gerald King, Todd Romano, Dave Roberts and Mike Skeen. They said they all drove, they had some flats and they didn't get stuck. Their time was 34:37.37 In second place it was Tom Graves and Rich Morel in a Yamaha Rhino. They both drove, both navi-gated. They said they saw "more desert, ocean, coyotes, a mountain lion and a bobcat .. " They had no flat tires, and had not prerun. The front differential came loose at Mile 748 in the middle of nowhere. Morel had to fix it. Graves ruined a rim and had to change it, and they changed two belts and did two clutch overhauls. They had a total of about three hours down time, and finished in 42:57:09. In third place it was Dave Broome, Eric Pucelik, and John Grinder who used up 44:46:44 in getting there. They just motored on past us, anxious to get somewhere else no doubt. As a way to celebrate the 45th anniversary of this well loved race, the 2012 Baja 1000 was stellar. Then,: was just enough uncertainty about the course, brought about by the hurricane, and just enough fa-miliar old stuff mixed in with some new and some that most could do without. That makes a good event, evening things out in the long' run, and creating wonderful, long lasting memories for those who managed to get all the way. It'll be a while before they do that again -too bad. fflt Jl In second place it was Adam Ar-senault, John Cox and Scott Wat-kins, who all drove their Jeep XJ, and Ben Holliday, Rob Peterson The Welling/Cummings/Speet Spectrum Viper took the gold medal in the PRO ATV action, seen here early on in a 29 hour trek. The Swink/Gran/Montano/Pahls Ford Ranger tqok the honors in the Sportsman Truck category, it was a 40 hour excursion but worth the effort. Jon Walker came from Guam, 6000 miles away to compete in the 1000, Nils Castillo, Joe Custer and Gene Haas drove their Jimco-Chevy to Dan and Mark McMillin and Chuck Hovey finished first off the podium in he drove his Kreger-Chevy to a first off the podium finish in Class 1. ·a sixth place finish in the Class 1 battle, here at speed on the course. · the Trophy Truck action, seen here early on in their Ford F-150. . Page 16 December 2012 Dusty Times 7

Page 17!C: 4&n' RALLY RACC CATALUNYA•COSTA DAURADA Loeb/Elena Take ·The Gold By Martin Holmes Photos: Maurice Selden Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena drove their Citroen DS3 to the overall win in Spain, seen here before an admiring throng of enthusiasts. Nine times World Champion Sebastien Loeb rounded off his full-time professional rally driving career giving his team Citroen their 90th win on a world championship rally and a personal eighth win on the Catalunya Rally. Mixed weather played havoc for the teams and drivers alike, with an incredible number of top line drivers spend-ing time and often ending their event off the road. The main titles clinched on the final event were for the Production Car, which went to Mexican Mitsubishi driver Benito Guerra - his country's first world motorsport champion for over 41 years and the SWRC to Craig• Breen in his Ford Fiesta - last year's Academy champion. The season ended with melancholy on account of considerable uncertainty among the drivers who had no idea if or for who they would be rallying next year, but some very remark-able performances were achieved on this event. Privateer Mads Ostberg narrowly missed finishing in the top three places in the world championship after initially leading the event outright at the end of . Day 1. Prodrive's Mini team driver Dani Sordo produced more special stage wins on this event than any other driver while Jarkko Nikara finished fifth on his first ever rally in a World Rally Car. This event was notable for the DMack tyre supplier, it being the first time their tyres had won a special stage, and the first time a tyre had fallen foul of the minimum tread pattern regu-lation, which cost Evgeniy Novikov a ten minute penalty and dropped him from sixth to tenth. Rally Catalunya was the final round of the 2012 championship and represented the end of the first 40 years of the FlA's World Rally Championship. With many far reaching changes in the format of the championship impending and also of the teams active in the series., the Spanish event, already unique in being the only official mixed surfaced event in the current WRC calendar, was truly a memorable Dusty Times occasion for all. .With both the Manufacturers' and the Drivers' championship titles already decided two rallies ago, the outstanding 'challenge was the battle for third place in the Drivers' ranking be-tween Mads Ostberg, Petter Solberg and Jari-Matti Latvala. Elsewhere the competitive focus was on the support championships. This is the only event in the WRC this year which counted for all three support series -the SWRC, the PCWRC and the Academy categories, all of which will be reformed and run in different guises next year. The event also counted for the inde-pendent Rally Class championship as well. Main novelties in the world championship for this event were the new drivers in both the M-Sport and the Qatar rally teams. Evgeniy Novikov drove a car run-ning on DMack tyres so he could not compete this event under the M-Sport Ford WRT banner, and the driver carrying car number 6 was the West Indian John Powell. With Nasser Al Attiyah preparing for the forthcoming Dakar Cross Country event, his seat in car 7, the Qatar WRT entry, was taken by the Dutch driver Hans Weijs Junior. The Citroen Junior WRT was not registered to compete in the Manu-facturers' championship on. this occasion, but a non-d:iampionship entry had been made for their usual driver Thierry Neuville. Sebastien Ogier headed the VW Motorsport Skoda team entry, once again with Andreas Mikkelsen as the number two driver. For this final event, Prodrive entered two 0lB Minis for Dani Sordo and Jarkko Nikara, ·while Abdulaziz Al ·Kuwari drove a Mini in 0lA WRC specification. This event was due to be the final appearance of Ford WRT and of Team Mini Portugal and the last be-fore the arrival of Volkswagen with their new Polo R WRC team in 2013. DMack ran tyres for the first time on World Rally Cars on an as-phalt event in their sponsored team of Novikov and Martin Prokop. All six registered drivers in the SWRC category were entered plus one Guest driver, the popular for-mer skier Andorran Albert Llovera whose heroic exploits in previous years, at the wheel of a S2000 car fitted with hand controls, have cre-ated universal admiration. He was back in his old Fiat Grande Punto. Three drivers were still-able to win the SWRC title, with Craig Breen just two points ahead of Per-Gun-nar Andersson, while Yazeed Al Rajhi was still able to win if troubles struck the two drivers ahead of him. With Hayden Paddon now out of the title hunt the SWRC was the one championship for S2000 cars that a Skoda driver could not win this year! Proton had yet another new driver in their team, this time Alastair Fisher as teammate to Andersson. No fewer than six drivers were still able to win the PCWRC se-ries - Benito Guerra, Michal Kos-ciuszko, Valeriy Gorban, Nicolas Fuchs, Marcos Ligato and Subhan Aksa. Two drivers were entered as national Guest drivers, Yeray Lemes and Josep Membrado, both in Evo Xs. Also in Group N cars were the Rally Class competitors, where the remaining three drivers were entered.· In this series, Yuriy Protasov was favourite and needed only to finish the event to win the Symtech Racing prize of entries on five rounds of the WRC next year in a Subaru lmpreza R4. This was the final event using the name "Academy". And for this occasion the registered Academy driver Alastair Fisher was promoted to drive a Super 2000 car while competing on a one-off basis the Polish driver Aron Domzala. As customary, the Academy drivers competition finished on the Sat-urday evening. While Elfyn Evans clinched the title simply by start-ing the event, no fewer than four codrivers were in line to win their cup -Rhianon Smyth, Candido Carrera, Stuart Loudon and Stig-Rune Skjaemoen. The event was special on ac-December 2012 Dani Sordo and Carlos Del Bario drove their John Cooper Works Mini to a ninth overall finish in Spain, here at high speed on the street. • count of the mixed surface and the 70 cars took the start. knock-on consequences relating Shakedown was on the same to tyres. There were two available mixed-surface stage as before, very tyres for asphalt and two tyres for close to. the service park. Petter gravel available for crews, with Solberg was quickest in FreePrac-probably enough quantity of as-tice. Other best times were for phalt tyres to run the same type all Sebastien Ogier in S2000, Yazeed event, but probably not enough to Al Rajhi in SWRC and Yeray Lemes run the same type of gravel tyres in PCWRC, while on the Qualify-all event. As the gravel stages ing Stage itself Sebastien Loeb was came first, there was the traditional quickest in ·front of DMack driver gravel rally Qualifying· Stage to Evgeniy Novikov followed by Mikko determine running order for Day Hirvonen and the two works Fords 1, while for the asphalt stages on ofJari-Matti Latvala and Solberg. Days 2 and 3 the cars would run As the crews lined up at the in asphalt-style classification order. Ceremonial Start in Barcelona for This year there were no gravel the selection process, the choice stages in darkness, and the top cars seemed clear. The stages were go-ran the gravel stages at three min- ing to be driven, with maximum ute intervals. The other novelties cleaning effect, and so thought the were a ceremonial start in down- wise Mr Loeb and chose starting town Barcelona on the Thursday position 14. Novikov followed suit, afternoon and a mixed surfaced 13th and so on right down to 13th stage run on the seafront in Salou, place Atkinson, who went for the where the rally was based, on the publicity of running first, not sec-Friday evening. On the final day ond, leaving Oliveira at place two. there was another novelty. The first How wrong can you be when you and fourth stage of the final day are nine times world champion?· As was held on the same road which it transpired, it started raining over-last year was used as the Power- night and more rain was due to fall Stage (where Kris Meeke gained his the next day. celebrated scratch time before the Day 1 - 3 Stages -Gravel rain came) and still featured a mid - 60.18kms stage roundabout. This year the or-The rains created a most un-ganisers compelled drivers to make precedented havoc on the opening a complete circuit of the round- stages of the rally. Latvala started about, and gave the competitors a hopefully making best time on the compulsory challenge to make a short stage 1. Mads Ostberg was (hopefully) tyre-smoking doughnut already upset with his tyre choice, turn! The PowerStage this year was Martin Prokop stalled at the start, at another venue, the penultimate Dani Sordo oversteered into a cor-stage of the event which was 26km ner and complained of wheelspin. long. The event was held later in It was on the 26km stage 2 that it the year than usual. all went wrong for so many crews. There was news before the start Petter Solberg was the first to go of the rally that both lady drivers in missing, impacting a rock very near the PCWRC were to be absent. In to where he effectively ended his both cases the Stewards accepted rally the year before, then Thierry their reasons as force majeure. In Neuville and Andreas Mikkelsen the case of Ramona Karlsson, the stopped after hitting the same rock explanation that the insurance close by. Fastest driver and now claim relating to the destruction of leading the rally was Ott Tanak, her rally car by fire in New Zealand despite bending his steering, just was still unsettled. In the case of ahead of Ostberg who touched Louise Cook, documentation re-a rock and had a bad vibration, lating to her undisclosed medical leading of what he thought was a ailment. In neither case were the puncture. Latvala arrived with a drivers excluded from the champi- buckled wheel which dropped him onship, which in the case of Cook to fifth, just behind Loeb. Loeb, meant that she is statistically un- "We knew at the restart it had been beaten in the FlA's Production Car raining but we never knew when Cup for Drivers of two-wheel drive we started the stage more rain was cars. She was the only contestant coming, our chosen road position in this series. The FIA reserved the was very bad. We were aquaplaning right to suspend this cup if fewer -all over the road. We just could not than five competitors entered, follow the lines we wanted to take." but this right was never exercised. Right at the flying finish line of the Then came a very big surprise. stage Prokop went off the road and Ola Floene was back again, sitting stopped for the day with broken beside Andreas Mikkelsen. Mik-steering. kelsen had no sooner said his fond On the 44km stage 3 Chris farewells to Ola at the end of the Atkinson was happy to be running IRC Cyprus Rally when his new in front, the rain was coming and codriver Mikko Markkula reported going but Ostberg spun, losing he was ill with a fever, and suddenly about 10 seconds but found himself Floene was back again! In the end Continued on page 18 Page 17

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in the lead, and had pulled in front of Tanak, who started the stage with worn tyres and had many bad moments. How was it that Ostberg had gone so badly (eighth best time) the day before on the qualifying stage? "I had no confidence driv-ing the car at all!" So, because you did not like the car you chose a better starting number than your rivals -and now you are leading? "Yes, exactly!" Novikov said the conditions got more difficult as the stage progressed but Loeb made his attack and made best time. More drivers had gone missing, Daniel Oliveira was unlucky to retire with his car beached alongside the road, Sordo went off the road and got stuck, his exit back to the road be-ing blocked by Hayden Paddon's Skoda. Latvala was in despair, "I just took it too easy, I did not want to take any risks, I was trying to be too clever!" Latvala had a special problem. Because three cars had abandoned, there was now a 12 minute gap from the car in front, time for a lot of rain water to fill up the ruts in the road and aggravating the aquaplaning." Jarkko Nikara was the top Mini driver at the mid-day halt. Running order selection was a far more important decision than the tyre selection with no pat-tern among the top drivers. Despite the wet conditions. Ostberg had essentially taken hards as did Lat-vala and Sordo and Atkinson, while Loeb and Hirvonen and Weijs, also Tanak had softs while Novikov had taken DMack' s soft versions as well. John Powell stopped at the midday halt. For the afternoon stages the or-ganisers adjusted the gaps between the cars, with several drivers run-ning four rather than three minutes from the car in front. The original short stage 1 was not repeated, so immediately the rally went into the two longer stages, and then finished with the short downtown stage round the coastal roads in Salou. It was time for some mental adjust-ments. Novikov suddenly realised that he had a· chance to make his mark but then found he had made best time, the first stage scratch time in the WRC for DMack, but Hirvonen understeering off the road, and went into bushes and had to reverse back to the road and was very unhappy in the slippery conditions, which are much like Wales Rally GB when the Citroens had also lacked traction, and Loeb reported similar experiences, "I have no chance in those conditions against the Fords but I am trying my best." On the 44km stage 5 Loeb made another attack and again made best time and passed Tanak and Hirvonen. He was back in the fight, up from fourth to second. There was more disaster for Mini when Paulo Nobre went off the road and stopped for the day, eighth placed Chris Atkinson had a bro-Craig Breen and Paul Nagle drove their mud besmirched Ford Fiesta to a sixth overall finish in Spain, seen here playing in the mud. ken front suspension and broken egory on Day 1, but then lost three driveshaft and Jarkko Nikara had minutes with a puncture which a puncture and suffered damage to dropped him to second behind Su-his suspension losing four minutes arez. Evans and Reeves both punc-on the ensuing road section. Lat-tured as well, and Ahlin got stuck in vala had a much better afternoon, mud on stage 5, after lying second "I started to take some risks!", on the penultimate stage. and finished the day in third place It had been an amazing day. behind Loeb, with Ostberg still in Seven of the top drivers had front by 27.2 seconds. Novikov mo- stopped during the day, a disaster ment of glory came to an end when for Ford losing one car and their he was stuck in a ditch. Tanak had other driver 47.0 seconds behind more problems, with a spin and a private Ford driver. Best placed then·overheating brakes. Weijs was Mini was 11th placed Al Kuwari, gradually getting accustomed to the who joked that the conditions had DS3 and moved up to ninth, while been so bad he was "waiting-for the Ogier after delays in the morning car to spin at any time!" And the stages firstly with a loose bonnet, thought of a private driver leading then with a broken windscreen the rally- incredible! wiper and was stuck behind Nobre. Day 2 - 6 Stages -Asphalt After stage 5 he was in sixth place - 161.30kms overall despite a badly misting wind-The 69 cars still running were screen but then he stopped on the basically in classification order road section to stage 6 with engine today and at two or one minute failure. Ogier's retirement let Breen intervals, the ·only retirements be-rise to sixth and Weijs went up to ing that of Ogier. Conditions were seventh. dry but overcast, and drivers were In SWRC Per-Gunnar Anders- conscious of the demands of the son started off with determination, long (45km) second stage of the pulling away from Breen, but in loop. Latvala once again was the stage 3 Andersson broke a front fastest driver on the first stage of driveshaft and dropped more than a the morning. Mads Ostberg said he minute behind him. Yazeed Al Ra-was quite careful. Loeb said it was jhi was in third place but went off hard to go much quicker. Sordo the road on stage 5, Alastair Fisher arrived at the end of the stage angry hit a rock and damaged the steering with the Mini's engine which was and suspension and Albert Llovera running on three cylinders. Neu-stopped on that stage as well. So ville, Atkinson and Novikov were with Hayden Paddon's morning each complaining about overheat-exit, there were only three SWRC ing brakes. Hans Weijs was getting cars running by the evening. first hand experience of just how 12 cars started in the PCWRC much grip, and how late he could and by evening all were still going. brake, with the Citroen WRC. Al The first stage saw Benito Guerra Kuwari was seven minutes late make a jump-start incurring a ten leaving early morning service due second penalty. Marcos Ligato to brake problems. John Powell started ahead but then Yeray Lemes completed the first stage and with-challenged him, before Lemes lost drew, explaining that he was very time with a leaking turbocharger unwell with an inner ear infection. pipe which let Ligato back in front The long stage 8 saw the end of the again. Michal Kosciuszko was pac- Ostberg dream, "We were told that ing himself through the day in third the stage would be 50% dry and we position, saving his energies for he chose our tyres accordingly. It was asphalt stages the next day, while completely wtbng. I had a spin and Benito Guerra was comfortably ly-lost a half minute, then slid into a ing in fourth place. barrier and lost so more." Ostberg Pontus Tidemand led for the therefore fitted hard tyres in the first four stages of the Academy cat- front and soft in the rear whereas Mads Ostberg and Jonas Andersson drove their really mud soaked Ford Fiesta RS to a fourth overall finish in the Spanish Rally. Latvala had full soft. Latvala and of the category. Meanwhile other Loeb were engaged in an intensely PCWRC drivers were in• trouble. close battle, never more than a 1.2 Kikireshko went off the road and re-seconds between them until Latvala tired for the day, then Fuchs retired started to make some small errors in the road section after stage seven near the en!i of the stage. All this with brake failure which completely enabled both Loeb and Latvala to destroyed his confidence with the go ahead of Ostberg. Hirvonen car. There was more trouble in found he did not trust the grip on stage nine when both Trivino and the surfaces, was now only 7.3 sec-Kosciuszko went off the road so onds behind. Neuville had badly only eight cars in the category were glazed brakes but made a promising running at the end of the day. sixth place on the stage. All seven drivers were back in Things went from bad to worse action in the SWRC and Hayden for Ostberg during the afternoon. Paddon set off well by making Loeb was enjoying the smooth dry fastest time on every stage on the conditions even though still a little morning. Craig Breen was enjoy-damp in places and noticed that ing a lead of towards four minutes Latvala was no longer matching over PG Andersson, holding sixth his times. Latvala, "The sudden position overall on the rally with damp patches were exactly what Oleksowicz third in front of all the Loeb is good at." Tanak was now drivers who had restarted under going better than ever but there was Rally2 (SupeRally) rules. Olekso-another driver with real fire. Sordo wicz stopped on stage 10, Paddon made scratch times on stages 10 made fastest SWRC time on every and 11, the Prodrive team finally stage of the day. discovering a failed injector, which The Academy title for 2012 was caused him to be 26 minutes late already clinched by Elfyn Evans leaving the midday service. "This at the previous round and at this was absolutely maximum attack", final round local driver Jose Suarez said Sordo, mindful that this was won the Academy category and his likely to be the final chance for codriver Candido Carrera won the· • Prodrive to show the true speed of Co-driver Cup. Pontus Tidemand the Mini on a world championship held on to second place but his fel-rally. Then came the second run low Swede Fredrik Ahlin had a bad over the long stage, where· Loeb accident, going head-on into a tree, admitted he had been a little too ag-needing to be taken to hospital with gressive with his tyres. Ostberg was a broken rib. He had already lost perplexed, "This was turning into a time on Day 1 lodged on a mud-horrible day, I have no clue what is bank having taken avoiding action now wrong with the car. I find the to dodge a rock on SS3. Evans had front end of the car suddenly loses another bad event with a puncture control." Gradually Tanak was capi-on the first stage of Day 2 but fin-talising on the Norwegian's misfor- ished third while Brendan Reeves tunes and on stage 12 was able to struggled to the finish with engine pass him into fifth place. Latvala trouble in sixth place. was honest in his statements, "I just Day 3 - 6 Stages -Asphalt cannot catch Loeb, he is fantastic - 93.94km on tarmac, I still have a lot to learn Overnight here were ten min-from him." ute penalties issued on Evgeniy Marcos Ligato started the day in Novikov and Rifat Sungkar. The the lead of PCWRC but loss of his Russian achieved notoriety by brakes which cost hir:p nearly seven becoming the first driver in the his-minutes on stage 8, and second tory of the WRC to be penalised for placed Yeray Lemes then had a tur- running with too badly worn tyres. bocharger failure. Benito Guerra Regulations state the tread depth of was making fastest times and he asphalt tyres must not be less than passed Kosciuszko and into the lead 1.6mm "over at least three quarters ~--"""".""~'.'.':"1~---"""'.'."".': Alastair Fisher and Daniel Barrit drove their Proton Satria to a 17th place Evgeniy Novikov/llka Minor drove their Ford Fiesta RS to a 10th overall Jari-Matte latvala and Mikka Antilla drove their Ford Fiesta RS to a overall in the Rally Of Spain, seen here in a strong right hander on the finish, they're seen here before many rally enthusiasts. second place overall in Spain, seen here in some of the mud and rain. _co_n_c_re_t_e. ____________________ _ Page 18 December 2012 Dusty Times

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Mikko HiNonen and Jarmo Lehtinen do a bit of a power slide on their Benito Gueffa and Borja Rozada drove their Mitsubishi Lancer X to an Jarkko Nikara and Jarkko Kalliolepo finished fifth overall in Spain in their way to a third place overall finish in the Rally of Spain. 18th place overall finish in Spain, seen here ready for a hard comer. John Cooper Works Mini, they're seen here cornering hard. of the tread pattern". It seems that ing in the air. O n the first stage 8lhRaJ1yRAcceatatunya-{X)STADAURADA(EJSaoo.9111.11.2012wcRroond13.swRc""'ocs.PcwRc8 WCRooiolS wcR wco sc all the tyres failed the Scrutineers of the final loop Tanak went back-~ g: ~"':'c..~::'::u;1a ~:f ~;,=ris~•AJ ~J ~~~/~1 :,~:;:~:.:: ~ ~:~: inspection in this respect. The In- wards into a barrier and wrecked ! fi0i =~'fa~:=~~.; ~ ~;:e;,.:3:\M) = r~:fde, !:::::!~: ;~ )i donesian received the penalty for a his Fiesta which was left beside the 5 ;231 Jar1d<oNikara1Jan<1<0Kalliolepo FIN tAiniJohnCocc>e<l'loo<ID18i'AJ wRC ou11BYH(cs1 <hJOm.370s 810 6 (32) Craig Bnlen/Paul Nagle IRL Fon! FN!Sla S2llilO iM) SWRC PX59AVF (GB) 411.32m.39.5s.# 25 wheel offence, on this occasion for track, causing Sordo to ease his 1 (12l ChrisA1k~mG1eMMacNeaJ1 Aus MoniJ000CocpcrWonso1a(Mi WRC EN051XK(GBl 4h.33m.43.Bs<2J s losing a wheel on a road section, pace and lose the fastest time, the : Wr; :.i.c==~::'.,Axetssoo ~ r:'Johnsatriaeix:=t: ~ ~::~;teJ !:::::~~~,•) ;., 18 The· Stewards said that travelling honour' on this stage instead going ;~ l~l :;::ix.a~~"""" ~~" ~;:~=:I~ = ~~;~1~; !~=~ ;:i~l 10 1 on a road on three wheels was not to Latvala. Then came stage 17, _the 12 !Bl Thie,r;Neovll!e/NicolasGilsoul s CitroenDSJtMi WRc BFoe2xctF>,5) " bl bl' , " I p S d C th 13 i21) MarmPrm,,•'Mk:halEmst CZ Fon!F'>•staRS(O) WRC PXSOAVG(CZ) ◄h.41m.18.5s.(◄i an accepta e pu 1c image . t ower tage, an itroen sent eir 1, !24i Al>dulaz!zAIKuwarifl(;llanOuffy OMRL MiniJohnCocpe,Wo11<s01A1M) WRc ous10LE [GBJ 4h.45m.os.9'. seemed harsh, considering the pub- drivers off on the softs -but for ;: 1:1 ===~ ~'GB ~;::~;:~:xxitt.lJ ~c ~~~\~1 !::!;~1~:)!l 8 lie image of vehicles in his country Loeb and Hirvonen it was not wet 17 i34i AJasta•Fistie<iOanielBam, cs P.-.SalriaNeoS2000!Mi SWRC YN10GOH(GB) .ii.46m.os.8s.(2) 18 (138) BeniloGuerra&rjaRozada MEXIE t.itsullishilancerEvoX (Mf PC3 0$21425(1) 4h.47m.545s' IS three wheels! enough, for Latvala who had taken 20 (311 Haydenl'addoo!Joo•Konoa<d NZ SkodaFabiaS2000 (M) SWRC K1s21CR[Al .ii.s1m.066s.(4) Still only four drivers had retired a risk on the rain staying away. Four ~; l~J) :'::S:1::,<;"': :'" :::;=,:.~.~) ~ ~,:~<~ ::;;~:151 12 10 15 - Sebastien Ogier, John Power, Ma-hard tyres did the trick and gave ~ g;~ ::,:,::::_, ~fus ==~=~:~{~> ::g: ~~=r~~us; !~~;!~!· ciej Oleksowicz (engine failure) and him extra points. Loeb: "Tyres? 29 (13') LorenzoBerteM.o..,zoG<an.,; 1 Soborutm,xez, N14 (M) PC3 ou10HZY(GB) s11.00m.04 1, 30 \14) PauloNobre/Edu PaUla BR Mini John Cocpcf \'io<1<s iM) WRC EK068KX(G8) 5h04m.56 7s (3) the private Portuguese driver Freie. We had a bit of everything", leaving 31 (131) MicllelKosoo,zkc/MaciejSzczepeniak Pl MitsubishiLancerEvoX IM) PC3 ozssa.zs (tl 5h.oom.009si◄i The big race of the final morning service with three hards and three ;; g:~ ~~•;,=~,:,nat• ~EXiE ~:~~:'N~~~(M) ::g: =E~r'~eJ :::;;:~'4l was for third place between Mikko softs! Latvala and the other Ford : g~l ~==z;:OC:-"" ~ ::;::::;:~;:~( ::g ~~~\~81 : ;~~~15J 25 18 15 12 10 PC Hirvonen, Ott Tanak and Mads drivers plus also Sordo went for ◄ o (141) OleksiKl<reshko!Se,ge,La""'' LIA/EE Mnsut;shoLancerEvolx(MA) PC3 AA59aOO'AfU~) 5h.2am.w0s,s; 0 b J I cl h d I 70 (7 SWRCi12 PCWRC} starters 52 (5 SWRC.'11 PCWRC} finishers MANUFACTURERS' DRIVER. Tyres: 0.:0M&ei<; M=Macnelin MA=Mi::::hetin but with Pll'9'-sbekers. P--Pirei, {MISsed stages or road sechons) st erg. ari-Matti Latva a was mos Y ar s,Hirvonenmostysoft, Wi1oersa,en,gespeedowntages95.59kpll.+e-slag91)<>ntsl•C,ass2wonner.•=C1a533w,nner consumed by eagerness to match Ostberg did his best, he started the LEADING RETIREMENTS Loeb's times, to which he was tan- PowerStage 15.3 seconds behind m '.i!'.:=:Fennel ;~ talisingly close. Ostberg was keen Hirvonen, finished· 7.8s behind -(7J HanswEws1epmOegaod1 NLJB to get close enough to at least hold with only a 4km final stage to go. ~~~ =~~:~et>o-NSki ~ Fo<d Fi9sla RS (M) Fon! Fies1a RS (M) CrtmenOS3{Ml Skoda FBbia S2000 (J.1) Fon! F..,,1a S2000 tM) F,at G<ande Pir.m 52000 (Ml WRC WRC l'l'RC 2 SWRC SWRC PXt1~WN (GB) PX12BVS [GB) BN3'16MV(F) K-\/M171 (0) W099991 tPL) OL998W\. (I) LAST STAGE COMPLETED accident 15 drr;e,11 (3) 7 ncc,dent 14 EN7:gine 5 er,gine 9 er,gine (2) 16 on to third place in the FIA world As the rain started to fall, second 1491 AltleltUovera'll;egova•:ejo ANDIE d , ( 150) Josep MembradolJosep RiboUeda rivers championship. Ostberg's running Latvala won extra points E/AND Mitsubishi Lancer E'v'O X (M) PC3 5064HCR (E) accidenl car was now much better, gone were and Sordo running 14 minutes the exasperation of the previous further back did remarkably well afternoon. The top drivers went only 2.4 seconds slower. Sordo on hards but·Solberg kept to softs, won the short final stage, his sixth but there was rain in the air, com- scratch time, the best performer of ing and going in the region. This them all. was last-chance saloon for Prodrive PCWRC champion elect Benito and Sordo to prove the continuing Guerra was pacing himself, taking value of the Mini and Sordo did not no risks and leading the category disappoint. He won all the stages of when Aksa lost three minutes on the first loop, becoming the fastest stage 16 with a puncture and al-driver pn the event in terms of stage lowed Marcos Ligato back to sec-wins. Missing now was sixth placed ond. Yeray Lemes made fastest Hans Weijs, who rolled his Citroen. times all day. In SWRC Craig Craig Breen was driving very care- Breen was picking a line which kept fully but that let Jarkko Nikara into him well away from the edges of the seventh and then he was up to sixth road. Hayden Paddon was making place. Another loop to come, the a series of fastest times but then lost same three stages again, and all the three minutes on stage 17 with a time there was still moisture hang- puncture. I.I\J2C: RALLY LEADERS La1vala stage 1, Tanak 2, Ostberg 3-7, Loeb 8-18. SWRC LEADERS An<lersson stages 1+2. Breen 3-18. CLASS 2 LEADERS Ogier stage 1, Andersson 2, Breen 3. Ogler 4+5, Breen 6-18. PCWRC/CLASS 3 LEADERS Ligalo stages 1+2, Lemes 3, Liga1o 4-7, Guerra 8-18. Leading Special Stage's positions 1 2 3 4 Sordo 6 2 1 Lalvala 4 7 3 2 Loeb 4642 5 1 Tanaj< (J 2 1 1 4 2 Hirvonen 1 1 4 3 3 Ostberg 1 4 2 2 Novikov 1 1 1 1 6 1 1 3 2 3 Neuville 1 2 3 2 Solberg 1 4 3 SWRC paddon won 11 stages, Andersson & Breen 3 each. Al Rajhi 1. CLASS 2 Paddon won 11 stages, Ogier 4, Andersson 2, Breen &Al Rajhi 1 each. PCWRC Lemes won 7 stages, Ligato 4 , Guerra 5. Kosciuszko & Membrado 1 each. CLASS 3 Lemes won f stages, Guerra 5, Ligato 31 Kosciuszko. Membrado & MeHcharek (Mitsubishi) 1 each. 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AT FIREBIRD RACEWAY Fitzgerald Takes -Limited Buggy By ] Preston Bradshaw Photos: Trackside Photo Todd LeDuc contends with brother Kyle at Firebird, Todd went on to finish a fairly close second place finish, seen here in close quarters. The 2012 Lucas Oil Short Course season came to an end at Firebird Raceway on October 27 and 28. There were many par-ticipants for the final weekend of racing in the series. There were main events and cup races and we will report on all of them here. vis Coyne was sixth to take the ors, he was another three sec-checkered flag and Jerry Daugh-onds in arrears and Greg_ Adler erty was seventh to finish the came in fifth in the race. A Kyle LeDuc battles with other trucks as he heads to a third overall finish in the Pro 4 Main event, he's seen here with both hands full of steering wheel. 20 required laps. Eric Barron sixth place finish went to Evan Clark completed no laps and only had 18 laps completed and Evans, Trevor Cooper was lucky was shown· 16th. Carl Renezeder was shown eighth, Corry Weller seventh and Jeremy McGrath completed al 21 laps but he was finished 12 laps and was shown finished in eighth place and he put into last place for contact ninth, Greg Adler only finished was the last of the 21 lap finish-after the checkered flag. There were 11 trucks in the Pro 4 Main Event and when the smoke cleared it was Carl Rene-zeder taking the gold medal, Todd LeDuc took second place honors, he was less than a sec-ond in arrears at the flag, Kyle LeDuc came along six seconds later for a third place finish, Ryan Beat took fourth place honors and Curt LeDuc was the fifth truck to finish. Tra-five laps and was shown 10th ers. Rodrigo-Ampudia finished The Pro 2 _ Pro 4 Cup Race and Josh Merrell only got four 20 laps and was shown ninth, win went to Carl Renezeder, laps in and he was shown 11th. Ryan Hancock also had 20 laps Rob MacCachren was 4.6 sec-The Pro 2 Main event had 17 completed and was shown 10th. onds in arrears in second place, trucks entered and eight of them RJ Anderson completed 17 laps Ryan Beat was another four sec-finished the 21 required laps. and he was shown 11th, Jeff onds back in third place, Jeremy The Class win went to Rob Mac- Seifert finished 12 laps and was McGrath finished first off the Cachren, he had 1.2 seconds shown 12th, Justin Davis com-podium and Rob Naughton fin-on second place finisher Marty pleted 11 laps and was shown ished in fifth place, 11 seconds Hart, Brian Deegan was the 13th, Robby Woods completed 4 behind the leader. Sixth to fin-third place finisher, he was two laps and was s shown 14th, Rob ish was Patrick Clark, Rodrigo seconds behind the leader, Jeff Naughton completed two laps Ampudia finished seventh, he Geiser took fourth place hon-and was shown 15th, Patrick was 13.9 seconds behind the ..-----------=-..--r----------, ,.. ___________________ ....;.;..;;;.;;.....;;;.;;;..;.;, Jeremy McGrath is nicely airborne as he heads to a fourth place finish leader, Corry Weller was anoth-er two seconds back, in eighth place, Justin Davis Justin· Davis was another two seconds back in ninth place and Greg Adler finished in 10th place, he was 22 seconds behind the leader. In 11th place was Travis Coyne, 27 seconds in arrears and Josq, Merrell finished in the 12th spot. Trevor Cooper finished 19 laps and was shown 13th, Robby Woods was shown 14th with 18 laps completed; Todd LeDuc was shown 15th with 18 laps in, RJ Anderson completed 16 laps and was shown 16th, Jeff Geiser was shown 17th with 16 Brian Deegan is really airborne as he heads to a third place overall finish in the Pro 2/Pro 4 Cup Race, Jeremy was 10 seconds in arrears at It was a third place finish in the Limited Buggy Main for Jordan Poole, in the Pro 2 Main, Brian was only two seconds behind the class winner. the checkers. he's seen here flyin nicely towards the ever distant checkered flag. Kevin McCullough is in a sandwich here as he flies to a second place Jim Price is a bit mud smattered as he flies to a third place finish in Geoffrey Cooley heads a gaggle of cars as he flies to a second overall finish in Limited Buggy, he finished less than a second in arrears at the Limited Buggy Cup Race, he was only 4.2 seconds in arrears at finish in the Pro Buggy Main, be was .673 seconds in arrears at the the flag. the checkers. checkers. Page 20 December 2012 Dusty Times

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-. Casey Currie drove hard as he could but had to settle for second place in the Pro Lite Main Event, seen here at very high speed. Pro Lite Main Event on Saturday, he's seen here on his way home. second place overall in the Super Lite Main, he was 2. 7 seconds in Not too bad a day for Bradley Morris, he took third place honors in the Ryan Hagy flies through the Lucas Oil Archway as he heads to a _ar._re_a_rs_a_t_t_h_e_en_d_. ________________ _ Rob MacCachren took home the gold medal in the Pro 2 Main at Firebird, Rob had 1.2 seconds on his competition when he took the checkers. laps completed, Jerry Daugherty Dillon Ayers was shown 10th was shown 18th with 15 laps with three laps under his belt. done, Kyle LeDuc was shown The Pro Buggy Main Event 19th with 13 laps done and on Saturday had 15 entrants, Marty Hart was shown 20th they had to complete 18 laps with 8 laps completed. Evan for their race and a full dozen Evans only had three laps com-of the competitors made it all pleted and was shown 21st, Ryan the way. Doug Fortin was the Hancock was shown 22nd with man who won the gold medal, three laps complete while Eric a nice win, Geoffrey Cooley Barron was shown 23rd with no finished in second place, he was laps completed and Curt LeDuc half a second in arrears, Dave was shown 24th with no laps Mason took third place honors, completed. Jerry Whelchel finished in the The Limited Buggy Race on fourth spot and Cameron Steele Saturday had 10 contenders was fifth to take the checkers. Steven Greinke finished in the dozen, Dan Kelly was unlucky sixth spot, Larry Job was lucky 13th to finish, and he was the seventh, Mike Porter was eighth last of the 19 lap finishers. Doug to take the checkers, Lonny Mittag finished 18 laps and was Hart finished in ninth place shown 14th, RJ Anderson also and Eric Fitch came in for 10th finished 18 laps and was shown place. 11th place went to Robb 15th, Chris Brandt finished Harvey, and Ken Stout made it a 16 laps and was shown 16th, dozen that finished the required Rodrigo Ampudia got in 13 laps. Larry Foddrill finished 17 laps and was shown 17th, Justin laps and was shown 13th, Wade Smith finished a dozen laps Wyman completed 13 laps and and he was shown 18th. Jacob was shown 14th and Garrett Person finished seven laps and George finished four laps and was shown 19th, Matt Cook was shown 15th. The Pro Lite Main Event was shown 20th with four laps completed and Shannon Camp-bell was shown 21st with no lap completed. The Pro Lite vs Pro Buggy Cup Race had 34 entries with 28 laps to run for their race. The gold medal for the win went to Mike Porter, really a great win, Brian Deegan took second place honors, he was 1.2 seconds in ar-rears, Noah Fouch was the third place finisher, he was another Continued on page 22 SALE on Saturday would be 19 laps in length and there were 21 contenders all wanting the first place honors. As it turned out, Brian Deegan was the big win-ner of the race, Casey Currie gave chase but had to settle for second place this day, Bradley Morris took home the bronze medal, Noah Fouch finished in fourth place and Jerrett Brooks went home with fifth place hon-ors. A sixth place finish went to Ryan Beat, Chad George finished in seventh spot, Aus• tin Kimbrell finished 1in eighth place, Kyle Lucas finished in ninth place and Nick Griner finished in the 10th spot. Aaron Daugherty came in 11th, Jimmy Stephensen made it an even Jlnica-bullt Trophy Truck Na. 30 [Jt J Built by Jimco Racing. Dougan's 454 Chevy small block with Kinsler 8 stacks, Turbo 400 transmission, Rancho drivetrain, Motec injection, Lowrance GPS, Fox Shox, Hyperco springs, Fuel Safe cell, Howe steering, Alcon brakes, C&R and Fluidyne cooling, MasterCraft seats -5-3-0-0---'k ............ and belts+ extras. 1ullyl'NpfNdondlfHl!lfto~ ~rollfflo«l#JJt,rooo. Jinica-built Trophy Truck No. i!O (Ji!] lined up to race, they had 14 ----------------------------, Built by Jimco Racing. Dougan's 455 Chevy small block, Turbo 400 transmission, Rancho drivetrain, Motec injection, Lowrance GPS, Fox Shox, Hyperco springs, Fuel Safe cell, Howe steering, Alcon brakes, C&R and Fluidyne cooling, MasterCraft seats and belts laps to complete for their race. It was a nice race win for John Fitzgerald, he had a bit over three seconds in hand when he took the checkers, Bradley Mor-ris took second place honors, Jordan Poole won the bronze medal, Dillon Ayers finished first off the podium and Kevin McCullough was fifth to take the checkered flag. Sixth place went to Lindsay Geiser, Chad Graham was lucky seventh, Ke-aton Swane was eighth to finish, Greg Crew was ninth in and Jim Price was the 10th and final finisher. Marty Hart saves a bit of tire wear as he battles for a second place finish in the Pro 2 Main, Marty was 1.2 seconds in arrears at the flag. ;,,,,,-~ "' ..,_, .. .,, ......... "<,. ~f .,:r: :-J: ·-~ : ':':·:, .. ,~· t .,. ,, •'.•~· ::n /•:'.s:-The Limited Buggy Cup Race on Sunday had the same cast of characters from the Limited Buggy race on Saturday. Today they had to run 14 laps for a fin-ish and eight of them were able to do so. John Fitzgerald took the gold medal once more on Sunday, Kevin McCullough took second place honors, he was less than a second in arrears, Jim Price took third place honors, he was another four seconds back, Lindsay Geiser finished in the fourth spot and Bradley -:.::;~ .. -Morris rounded out the top five. A sixth place finish went to Greg Crew, he was the last of the 14 lap finishers. Jordan Poole fin-ished 13 laps and was shown sev-enth, Chad Graham was shown eighth with 12 laps completed, L::_· - ;_"'-, ..._..::....:,::...:::.::.:;;:..:......::.;.:.:::..::;._;_~.....:..--------~!:::..-:.;__,;.....:......,.;;...;;;.::!1i.aa:::ll:.: Keaton Swane completed seven John Fitzgerald is nicely airborne as he flies to a gold medal in the Limited Buggy laps and was shown ninth and Main Event, he had three seconds in hand at the checkers. Dusty Times December 2012 63!!iDk AN~fvlly,....,,,.,,,_J .,,.,.,.,,000. + extras. Alpha Race Car/ Johnny Kaiser built Pro ii! 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Doug Fortin leads a small parade as he heads to the Pro Buggy Main win at Firebird, he's seen here nicely airborne as he heads for home. Cody Rahders fed the whole gang to the checkered flag for his win in Super Lite on Saturday, he's seen here leading a gaggle of trucks to the flag. .8 seconds back, Bradley Morris was another second and a half in arrears in fourth place and Chris Brandt was the fifth place finish-er, another second and change further back. Sixth place went to Cameron Steele, Ryan Beat finished in the seventh spot, Jerry Whelchel finished eighth, Lonny Hart was the ninth place finisher and Shannon Campbell finished in the 10th spot. Aus-tin Kimbrell finished in 11th place, Aaron Daugherty made it an even dozen, Nick Griner was unlucky 13th and Ken Stout was the 14th finisher and the last of the 28 lap finishers. Jer-ett Brooks finished 27 laps and was shown 15th, Chad George also finished 27 laps and he was shown 16th, Jimmy Stephensen finished 21 laps and was shown 17th, Dave Mason also finished 21 laps and he was shown 18th, Geoffrey Cooley got 20 laps in and he was shown 19th and RJ Anderson completed 18 laps and was shown 20th. Casey Currie also completed 18 laps, he was shown 21st, Eric Fitch also completed 18 laps and he was listed 22nd, Dan Kelly fin-ished 17 laps and he was listed 23rd, Robb Harvey got 15 laps in and was shown 24th, Ste-ven Greinke had 14 laps to his credit and he was shown 25th. Mike Porter took the overall win in the Pro Lite/Pro Buggy fracas, Mike is seen here leading the way to the coveted checkered flag. Broe Dickerson took the gold medal in the Kart Jr 1 Main Event at Firebird, he's seen here just before landing at Firebird. Justin Smith also had 14 laps completed and he was shown 26th, Garett George finished 13 laps, he was shown 27th, Larry Job was only able to complete 11 laps, he was shown 28th, Doug Fortin was a 10 lap finisher, he was shown 29th, Kyle Lucas only finished nine laps, he was listed 30th, Rodrigo Ampudia also finished nine laps, he was listed 31st, Wade Wyman also finished nine laps, he was listed 32nd, only two laps were credited to Matt Cook, he was shown 33rd and Doug Mittag finished 19 laps but was shown 34th with a penalty. The Super Lite Main Event had 12 entrants, they had 14 laps to finish for their race and nine of them managed to do just that. When the checkers flew it was Cody Rahders taking a very nice win, Ryan Hagy fiished in second place, he was less than three seconds in arrears, Eric Hunter finished in third place, he was another two sec-onds in arrears, Jessie Johnson finished first off the podium and Sheldon Creed took fifth place honors. Trenton Briley finished in sixth place, Joseph Kirsch finished in the seventh spot, eighth place went to Bryan Osborn, Dustin Jones was the ninth place finisher and the last of the 14 lap finishers. Garrett Poleman finished 13 laps and was shown 10th, Drew Britt got 12 laps in and was shown 11th and Brent Fouch only finished eight laps and was shown 12th. The Super Lite Cup Race had 12 entries, they had to com-plete 15 laps for a finish and fully eight of them were able to complete the required laps. The winner in this race was Sheldon Creed, he had three seconds and change on Jessie Johnson who took second place honors, Ryan Hagy finished in the third spot, he was another three seconds back, Trenton Briley finished in the fourth spot, he was shown in fourth place and Garrett Poleman finished in fifth place. Brent Fouch finished in the sixth spot, Eric Hunter finished in seventh place and Bryan Os-born was the eighth and final 15 lap finisher. Dustin Jones finished 10 laps and was shown ninth, Drew Britt got eight laps in and he was shown 10th, Cody Rahders only finished five laps and was shown 13th and Joseph Kirsch got four laps in and was shown 12th. The Kart Jr 1 main even on Saturday consisted of 12 vehicles with 10 laps to complete for their race. When the checkers flew it was Broe Dickerson tak-ing a really nice win, Darren Hardesty was less than a second in arrears for a second place finish, Travis Pecoy was less than a second further back in third place, Conner McMullen finished in fourth spot, he was just fractions of a second in ar-rears and fifth place went to Ray Roben who was four seconds further back. Fifth place went to Parker Darland, Barrett Nunley finished in seventh place, Daely Pentico was eighth to take the checkers, Kamrin Dickerson fin-ished in ninth place and Rayce Geiser was the 10th finisher and the last of the 10 lappers. Mad ix Bailey finished nine laps and was shown 11th and Jaydn Win-bury also finished nine laps and was shown 12th. The Kart Jr 1 Cup Race on Eric Hunter took third place honors in the Super Lite Main Event on Alf nice and clean, Jessie Johnson took second place honors in the Trenton Briley (Rear Truck) struggled along and finished in fourth place in the Super Lite Cup Race, seen here running with the pack. Saturday, he's seen here on his way to the checkered flag. Super Lite - Cup Race Jessie finished second in the race. Travis Pecoy (Far Lane) took third place honors in the Kart Jr 1 Main Event, Travis was only 1.2 seconds out of the Class win. Page 22 Dylan Winbury attempts to pass but was unable to, Dylan ended up in second place in the Kart Jr 2 Main, he was .432 in arrears at the flag. December 2012 Darren at< esty rant too t '" p ace onors m t e art am Event, Darren was only 2. 7 seconds in arrears when he took the checkers. Dusty Times

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Bradley Morris (Front) took home the bronze medal in the Kart -Modified Main event on Saturday, he was 2.4 seconds behind the class leader at the flag. Blake Lenk (Front Car) took third place honors in the Kart Modified Sterling Cling (First Car) finished first off the podium in the Kart Modified Cup Race, he was only two seconds in arrears at the checkered flag. Cup Race, he was 2. 9 seconds in arrears at the flag. Sunday also had 12 vehicles en-tered and they had to finish 14 laps for a finish. It was Conner McMullen taking the gold medal for the race, Broe Dickerson was right there for second place, he was two thousandths of a sec in arrears, Darren Hardesty took third place honors, Travis Pecoy finished first off the podium and Madix Bailey had fifth place sewed up. Barrett Nunley was the sixth place finisher, Kamrin Dickerson was unlucky seventh, Jaydn Winbury was eighth to finish, Daely Pentico finished in ninth place and Rayce Geiser finished 10th and was the last of the 14 lap finishers. Parker Gar-land was only able to complete seven laps and was shown 11th and Ray Rohen finished six laps and was shown 12th. Next up was the Kart Jr 2 Main Event. There were 13 of them entered and they had to complete 10 laps for a finish. It was Travis Pecoy taking the gold medal, Dylan Winbury went home with the silver medal, Dar-ren Hardesty took the bronze medal, Broe Dickerson finished first off the podium and Parker Steele took fifth place hon-ors. Hailie Deegan finished in sixth place, Trevor Briska took seventh place honors, Alyssa Fortin finished in eighth place, Jeremy Davis finished ninth and Hayden Cling was the 10th place finisher. Ronnie Anderson was the 11th place finisher, Shelby Anderson was 12th to finish, Parker Porter was the 13th place finisher and Bryce McDaniel only finished seven laps and was shown 14th. The Kart Jr 2 Cup Race had 14 entries and they had 14 re-qui red laps to complete for a finish. It was another gold medal for Travis Pecoy on Sun-day, Dylan Winbury _finished in second place, he was less than a second in arrears, Hailie Deegan was third to finish, Dar-ren Hardesty finished in fourth place and Ronnie Anderson took fifth place honors. Parker Porter was sixth to finish, Parker Steele was seventh to take the checkers, Jeremy Davis finished in eighth place, Hayden Cling finished ninth and Broe Dick-erson came in for a 10th place finish. Alyssa Fortin finished in the 11th spot and Trevor Briska finished 12th and was the last of the 14 lap finishers. Myles Cheek finished 12 laps and was shown 13th, and Bryce McDan-iel completed 10 laps and was shown 14th. The Kart -Modified Main Even on Saturday had 15 en-trants and they had to com-plete 13 laps for a finish. When the checkers flew it was Myles Cheek taking a really nice win, Dusty Times Scotty Steele finished in second podium and Brooke Kawell fin- place and Corey Geiser finished was shown 11th, Jeff Hoffman place, he was two seconds in ar-ished in fifth place, another two in ninth place and he was the also completed 12 laps and was rears, Bradley Morris took third seconds in arrears. Sixth place last of the 13 lap finishers. shown 12th, Broe Heger fin-place honors, he was another went to Sterling Cling, Preston Gavin Harlien completed 12 ished 11 laps and was shown as half second in arrears, Isabella Rohen was lucky seventh, Broe laps and was shown 10th, Blake the 13th and final finisher. Both Naughton finished first off the Dickerson finished in eighth Lenk also completed 12 laps and Continued on page 34 [I] Dry Break Tower • 100 Gallon Capacity • Single or Double DryBreak • EZSetUp • Affordable IndyCar Fl Technology lc.111orlt1 •Dump Cans • Hose • Reducers • Filler Necks & Caps Hel:aeta • Snell SA 2005 Forced Air Helmets • Wired for Communication & Ear Bud Ready • Racing Optics Tear Offs • Universal and C11Stom Molded Ear Buds • Helmet Skirts • Shields co-uloatloa Syateu • Vertex 5 to 110 Watt Radio Systems • Hi-Fi Intercom Systems • Chase & Race Packages • Base Station Packages • Crew Chief & Kart Packages la Car CaaeralJtte• • EZ 1 Button Operation • Exclusive Racer X Motorsports Package • 5.7 hours of High Resolution recording tlnle • Up to 12 hours of operation on 4AA Lithium Ion Batteries • Can be Interfaced to Intercom for full audio experience HJC MOTORSPORTS I 4.. Ioolllr"' llower S11te■1 • Highest Flowing Systems I • 105, 135, 150, 235 and 250 CFM Ratings • High Flow Filters & Custom Hoses • Trophy Kart Kits for Driver & Clutch Cooler • e • 41 1/2 Gallon Capacity • SCORE/ BITD / FIA Approved • Tapered Design Provides Increased Ground Clearance & :Maximizes Usable Fuel • Fuel Level Sending Units Available • Caps, Necks, Hose, Filters and Pumps Available YOUB SOUBCB FOB PBOFBSSIONAL BACB PRODUCTS 10815 Wheatlands Avenue, Suite K • Santee, CA 92071 619-258-RACE (7223) • Fax 619-258-0883 • December 2012 Page 23

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,, l~!:f-~A-BI AT LAUGHLIN Galles Takes Class 7 By ] Preston Bradshaw Photos: Track.side Photo Jamie Galles was the big winner in the Class 7 contest at Laughlin, Jamie had 13 minutes in hand when he 'took the often elusive checkered flag. The HDRA troops were ou.t had Arthur Brandon leading the and that's how it went for the rest in force early in November, it was class and Ruben Ledezma running of the race. a cool weekend and there were in second place. Overall, it was Arthur Brandon drops of rain of Friday. There were _There were no position changes taking home the gold medal and 84 cars and trucks entered for the for the next four laps and when the Ruben Ledezma earning the silver weekend and fully 68 of them checkers flew it was Arthur Bran- medal. finished their required laps. It was don taking a nice win and Ruben Class 1 had three cars entered the long course short course and Ledezma getting the silver medal. and on this Saturday all three the drivers really love it, so there On Sunday, once again it was completed their six required laps. was not too many sad faces as the Arthur Brandon leading the class, First to finish the first lap was weekend progressed. Danny Giannini ran in the second Johnny Greaves, Mike Mitchell was First up were the Open Trucks, spot and Ruben Ledezma held running in second place ahd Jim there were four of them entered down third place. Tucker was bringin~ ~ the rear. and two' of them made the six Second lap came to a dose There were no pos'ition changes required laps each day. Arthur and Arthur Brandon still led the . on their second and third laps. Brandon led the first lap while Ru- class, Ruben Ledezma moved into Fourth lap completed and now hen Ledezma ran in second place second place and Danny Giannini it was Mike Mitchell leading the and Danny Giannini and Gregg went to his trailer. class, Johnny Greaves dropped to Hempel faile~ to complete their Third lap, Arthur Brandon second place and Jim Tucker re-first lap. continued to lead the class, Ruben mained in the third spot. Their second Saturday lap still Ledezma held on in second place Mike Mitchell continued to --------------------------lead on their fifth lap, Jim Tucker First place in Class 3000 went to Ryan Frisby, Ryan had eight minutes in hand when he took the checkers, he's seen here saving some tire wear. moved up into second place and Johnny Greaves dropped into the third spot. Sixth lap, final lap and when the checkered flag flew it was Mike Mitchell taking a really nice Satur-day win, Johnny Greaves reclaimed the second spot and Jim Tucker took third place honors. The Sunday Class l action also consisted of six laps, but only two of the contestants completed the required laps. At the end of the first lap it was Mike Mitchell in the class lead with two minutes in hand, Jim Tucker ran in the sec-ond spot and Johnnny Greaves was nowhere to be seen. And, so it went for the remain-ing five laps: Mike Mitchell taking Ruben Ledezma had two long laps in the Sunday race and they hurt, Ruben finished in second place overall in the Open Truck Division. the Class 1 win and Jim Tucker taking home the silver medal for his work. Overall Mike Mitchell won the big bucks and Jim Tucker taking home the little bucks. Class 10 had four entrants, they too had six laps to run each day for a finish and on Saturday it was 100% finishing rate. At the end of their first lap it was David. Norris in the lead, Matt Laughlin was running second, he was 12 seconds in arrears, Allan Lindsay was in third place, he was another 20 seconds in arrears and Gordon Self was in fourth place, another minute in arrears. -There were no position changes in the following four laps. Sixth lap, final lap in the Sat-urday race and when the checkers flew it was David Norris taking the gold medal, Matt Laughlin was sec-ond to finish, he was two minutes in arrears, Gordon Self took.third place honors and Allan Lindsay finished in the fourth spot. The Sunday Class 10 race had the same four starters, another six laps to complete and at the end of their first lap it was Matt Laughlin leading the class, Gordon Self ran in second place, he was less than a minute in arrears, David Nor-ris .was running third and Allan Lindsay·was holding down fourth place. Their second lap concluded and Matt Laughlin continued to lead the class, Allan Lindsay moved up into second place, Da-vid Norris remained in the third spot and Gordon Self dropped into fourth place. There were no position changes 'on the third and ·fourth laps. Fifth lap, Matt Laughlin con-tinued to lead the class, Allan Lindsay continued in second place and David Norris ran in the third spot. Gordon Self was on his trailer. Sixth lap concluded, Matt Laughlin was awarded the gold medal, Allan Lindsay finished in the second spot and David Norris was the third place finisher. Overall, it was Matt Laughlin taking home the gold medal, Al-lan Lindsay won the silver medal and David Norris took home the bronze medal. Nest up were the ½-1600 guys. There were six of them entered and they too had to complete six laps each day. When they finished their first lap on Saturday it was Michael Ward in the class lead, Bryan Meyers was running in the second spot, he was half a minute in arrears, Rob Archibald was in third place, Jacob Meyers was in the fourth spot and Lucas Knecht was running fifth. Ed Martin did not start the race. Second lap concluded and Bry-an Meyers now led the class, Rob · Archibald moved into second place, Michael Ward dropped to third place, Jacob Meyers re-mained in the fourth spot and Lucas Knecht remained in the fifth spot. There were no position changes on the third, fourth or fifth lap. When the checkered flag flew it was Bryan Meyers taking the honors, Rob Archibald finished in the second spot, Michael Ward fin-ished in third place, Jacob Meyers finished fourth and Lucas Knecht was the fifth and final finisher. The Sunday l/2-1600 race had a cast of six, they had six laps to run for their race and five of them made it all the way. When their first lap ended it was Rob Archibald showing the way, Mi-chael Ward came in second, Bryan Meyers ran in the third spot, Lucas Knecht was in fourth place and Jacob Meyers was the fifth place finisher. There were no position changes on the second lap. At 'the end of their third lap it was Rob Archibald still in the lead, Bryan Meyers moved up into the second spot, Michael Ward dropped into third place, Lucas Knecht ran fourth and Jacob Mey-ers held on in fifth place. Their fourth lap ended and now it was Bryan Meyers leading Centinud an page 26 Jim Tucker ran both days at an average speed of 55mph, Jim finished Allan Lindsay took second place honors in the Class 10 contest, he ran David Norris took third place honors in the Class 10 contest at Laughlin, second in Class 1 and was third overall for the race, here at speed. his six required laps each day at 50mph, seen here at full tilt. he's seen here as he hustles towards the elusive finish line. 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Bryan Meyers was the second place finisher in the ever competitive Class Rob Archibald gave it all he had but had to settle for a third place finish Not too bad a weekend for Matt Lovell, he was the third place finisher in the Class 7 contest, he's seen here just at litioff. ½-1600, Bryan was three minutes out of the class win. in 1600, he was 11 seconds out of a second place finish. It was a fiOOd w_eekend for Dan Unsicker, he finished first in Heavy Metal botlrdays, his competition was 12 minutes behind him. the class, Michael Ward moved up into second place, Lucas Knecht was up a spot into third place, Rob Archibald dropped three spots into fourth place and Jacob Myers remained in fifth place. Fifth lap and Rob Archibald moved up into the class lead, Bry-an Meyers dropped a spot into sec-ond place, Michael Ward dropped a spot, he was now running in third place, Lucas Knecht dropped into fourth place and Jacob Meyers held on in the fifth spot. Sixth lap, new ball game. Mi-chael Ward was first in and hap-pily took the checkered flag, Lucas Knecht was up two places into second spot, Jacob Meyers moved from fifth place into third, Bryan Meyers fell to fourth place and Rob Archibald dropped out of the lead and finished in the fifth spot with a problem that cost him 15 minutes or so. So, in ½-1600 overall it was Michael Ward taking the winners wreath, Bryan Meyer finished in second place, some 14 minutes in arrears, Rob Archibald was the bronze medal winner, Jacob Mey-ers finished first off the podium and Lucas Knecht took fifth place overall honors. Next up was the Class 3000 contest, there were six of them Page 26 entered, one was a dns, they had six laps to complete for their race. At the end of their first lap it was Ryan Frisby in the class lead, Gary Messer was running second, he was eight seconds back, Eric Reynolds was in third place, Mike Meachum was in the fourth spot and Kristy Lee was in fifth place. There were no position changes for the next three laps. Fifth lap and Ryan Frisby con-tinued to lead the class, Gary Messer remained. in second place, Erik Reynolds still ran in the third spot, Mike Meachum remained in the fourth spot and Kristy Lee was still running fifth. And so it remained: Ryan Frisby took the gold medal, Gary Messer was second in, he was 10 seconds in arrears, Erik Reynolds finished in third place, Mike Meachum finished first off the podium and Kristy Lee was the fifth and final finisher in the class. The Class 3000 race on Sunday had five entrants, they had.six laps to run for tli.eir race and once again, all contestants finished the required laps. At the end of their first lap it was Kristy Lee taking the class lead, Ryan Frisby ran in the second spot, he was just a second and change in arrears, Gary Messer ran in third place, Erik Reynolds Guy Savedra didn't have any problems during his race, he led every lap and had six minutes in hand when he took the coveted checkered flag. was fourth and Mike Meachum was the fifth place finisher. · There were no position changes on the second, third and fourth lap. Fifth lap and Ryan Frisby con-tinued to lead the class, Kristy Lee ran in the second spot, right on the leaders tail, Erik Reynolds was in third place, Gary Messer was up a spot into fourth and Mike Mea-chum ran in fifth place. Sixth lap, final lap and Ryan Frisby came in for the checkered flag in the top spot, Kristy Lee took the silver medal, Erik Reynolds was third to take the checkers, Gary Messer finished fourth and Mike Meachum was the fifth and final finisher. Overall it was Ryan Frisby in first place, Erik Reynolds was sec-ond in line, Gary Messer finished third overall, Kristy Lee finished fourth overall and Mike Meachum was the final finisher. Class 4400 only had one en-trant, Gregg McNair. Gregg only finished three laps on Saturday and did not start in the Sunday action. The Class 7 troops had six laps to run for their race, there were sev-en of them entered and six of them were able to make all their required laps. In the Saturday event it was Jason Hansen leading after the first lap, Josh Quintero was running in second place, he was half a minute back, Jamie Galles was running third, Troy Messer was in fourth place, Robby Woolworth was in fifth, Matt Lovell ran sixth and Jon Lee was in seventh place. Seconq lap ended and Jason Hansen still led the class, Josh Quintero remained in the second spot, Jaime Galles remained in the third spot, Troy Messer was still running fourth, Robby Woolworth remained in fifth place, Jon Lee was up a spot into sixth and Matt Lovell dropped to seventh place. Third lap completed and Jason Hansen was still leading the class, Josh Quintero still. ran in the sec-ond spot, Jamie Galles continued on in third place, Troy Messer heid on in fourth place, Troy Messer was up a spot into fifth and Matt Lovell ran in sixth place. There were no position·changes on the fourth and fifth laps al-though Robby Woolworth went out of the race on the fourth lap. When the checkers flew it was Jason Hansen taking the Class 7 win, Josh Quintero was second to finish, Jamie Galles was the third place finisher, Jon Lee finished in fourth place, Troy Messer was fifth in-and Matt Lovell was the sixth and final finisher. The Class 7 race on Sunday saw Jamie Galles leading the first lap, Josh Quintero ran in the second spot, Jon Lee ran in the third spot, Jason Hansen was running fourth, Troy Messer was in the fifth spot and Matt Lovell was in sixth place. Robby Woolworth was nowhere to be seen. Second lap and Jamie Galles continued to lead, Jason Hansen moved up a few places into second, Jon Lee held on in the third spot, Troy Messer was up a spot into fourth and Matt Lovell ran in fifth place. Josh Quintero was on his trailer. There were no position changes on the third lap. Fourth lap ended and Jamie Galles continued to lhd the class, Jon Lee was less than three min-utes in arrears in second place, Jason Hansen dropped a spot into third place, Troy Messer was st~ll running fourth and Matt Lovell remained in fifth place. Fifth lap and Jamie Galles still led the class, Jon Lee remained in the second spot, he was less than three minutes in arrears, Troy Messer was up a spot into third, Jason Hansen dropped another spot into fourth and Matt Lovell remained in the fifth spot. Sixth lap, final lap and when the checkers flew it was Jamie Galles taking a really nice win, Jon Lee took second place honors, he was three and a half minutes in ar-rears and Matt Lovell was the third and final finisher in the class. Ja-son Hansen and Troy Messer failed December 2012 to wmplete their final lap. Overall it was Jamie Galles taking the Class 7 win, Jon.Lee fin-ished ·s~cond overall, Matt Lovell finished third overall, Jason Han-sen was fourth and Troy Messer took fifth overall honors. The Heavy Metal guys were next to race, there were five of them en-tered and they had to complete six laps for a finish. At the end of their first lap it was John Maraia in the class lead, Monte Tibbitts was in second place, he was 36 seconds in arrears, Dan Unsicker was in third, he was another 19 seconds back, Craig Reynolds ran in fourth place and Keith Minnicks held down the fifth spot. Second lap completed and now it was Monte Tibbitts leading the class, Dan Unsicker moved into second place, Craig Reynolds was up a spot into third and Keith Min-nicks was running in fourth place. John Maraia was out of the race. There were no positipn changes on the third, fourth and fifth laps. Sixth lap, final lap and Dan Un-sicker was first to take the checkers, Craig Reynolds took second place honors, Monte Tibbitts had some problems on lap six and finished in third place and Keith Minnicks was fourth to take the flag. Sundays race had the same five contestants, had the same laps to run and when their first lap was over it was Dan Unsicker in the class lead, Monte Tibbitts was second in, third place was Craig Reynolds and Keith Minnicks held fourth place. John Maraia was no-where to be seen. There were no position changes on the second or third laps. Fourth lap and Dan Unsicker continued to lead the class, Monte Tibbitts remained in second place and Keith Minnicks was in third place. Craig Reynolds was off the scoring charts. There were no position changes on the fifth and sixth laps and when the checkers flew it was Dan Unsicker taking a very nice win, Monte Tibbitts was a fairly close second place finisher and Keith Minnicks finished in the third spot. Overall it was Dan Unsicker taking first place, Monte Tibbitts finished second overall, Keith Min-nicks was third and Craig Reynolds finished fourth overall. Chris Shive was the only entry in the Class 8 action. Chris com-pleted his six required laps on Sat-urday and Sunday and went home with a gold medal in his pocket. The Stock Beetle Class only had one entrant, Ryan Conery and he too was the class winner. The UTV Class 1900 troops were next up. There were five of them entered ancl they had five laps to .run each day for a finish. At the end of their first lap it was Jacob Shaw leading the class, John Dusty Times ' I

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Monte Tibbitts, Heavy Metal, had a pretty good weekend, he had a long It was a third place finish in the UTV action, Bill Morris won the silver Donald Harper had to settle for a second place finish in class this last lap on Saturday and it hurt him, he's seen here in beautiful flight. medal in spite of missing the last two laps on Sunday. weekend, he finished six minutes in affears when the checkers flew. Pezzi was running in second place, Bill Morris was in third place, Rus-sell Stebar ran fourth and Todd Stephenson was in the fifth spot. Second lap a_nd it was still Jacob Shaw leading the class, Bill Morris was up a spot into 'second place and Russell Stebar moved into third place. Todd Stephenson and John Pezzi were on their trailers. There were no lead changes on the third and fourth laps. Their fifth lap ended and it was Bill Morris taking a nice win, Rus-sell Stebar finished in the second spot. Jacob Shaw was unable to finish his final lap. The Sunday UTV 1900 race saw Todd Stephenson leading the first lap, Jacob Shaw was close behind in second place, Bill Morris ran in third place and Russell Stebar was running in fourth place. John Pezzi was out of the race. There were no position changes on the second lap. Third lap and Todd Stephen-son continued to lead the class, Jacob Shaw remained in second place, Russell Stebar was up a spot into third place and Bill Morris dropped to fourth place. Todd Stephenson continued to lead the class on the fourth lap, Jacob Shaw remained in the second spot and Russell Stebar was running third. Bill Morris was on his trailer. Fifth lap, final lap and it was Todd Stephenson taking a really nice win, Jacob Shaw finished in second place and Russell Stebar finished in the third spot. Overall it was Russell Stebar in first place, Jacob Shaw finished second overall and Bill Morris took third overall honors. Next up were the Class 5/1600 entrants, there were three of them entered and they had to complete five laps each day for a finish. On Saturday it was Guy Savedra leading at the end of the first lap, Donald Harper finished in second place and James Crawford took third place honors. There were no position changes for the rest of the race, so it was Guy Savedra taking a nice class win, Donald Harper took second place honors and James Crawford was the third place finisher. The Sunday Class 5/1600 fracas saw Guy Savedra first in on the first lap, Donald Harper came in for second place and James Craw-ford came in third. There were no position changes on the second, third and fourth lap. On the fifth and final lap it was Guy Savedra taking a really nice win, Donald Harper finished in second place, he was two and a half minutes in arrears. James Crawford was unable to complete his final lap. Overall in Class 5/ 1600 it was Guy Savedra taking the gold med-Dusty Times Robert Rog/in took the gold medal in the Stock Truck Class at Laughlin, he was only racing against himself as the only class entry. al, Donald Harper in second over-ams taking home the gold med-all and James Crawford finishing al, Wayne Faulkner finished in third overall. the second overall position and Class 7S only had two entries, John Whitlow was shown as third they had five laps to run each day overall, for their races. Kyle· Milligan fin-The Class 1300, Limited Sports-ished his five laps on Saturday but man Buggy event only had one only got in two laps in the Sunday entry, Eclward Mauria. Edward race. Edward Baran completed all completed three laps in the Satur-his required laps on Sunday but day race and no laps completed on was only able to complete one lap · Sunday. on Saturday. Both drivers were The Class 1400, Unlimited listed as dnfs in the official results. Sportsman Truck Class had 14 Class 8100, Stock Truck only had one entry, they had five laps to run each day for a finish but it was not to be. Robert Roglin was the only entrant, he completed his five required laps in the Saturday race but was only able to complete three laps in the Sunday affair. Thomas McAdams won the gold medal for winning the Class 9 contest at Laughlin, seen here at high speed on his way to the checkers. entries, they had four laps to run for their race and about 90% of them made all the required laps. At the end of the first lap it was Brandon Arthur leading the class, Jeremy Deakins ran second, he was a minute and a half in arrears, Nick lsenhouer was running third, Chris Eisenhouer was fourth and Eric Ludian was in fifth place. Sixth place went to Craig Dil-lard, Keith Minnicks was in sev-enth place, Craig Reynolds was in eighth place, Scott Slater ran ninth and Steven Mann was in 10th place. Patrick Brown was in 11th place and Danielle Shive made it an even dozen. Nathan Strong and Jim Rossi did not complete their first lap. . Second lap, Brandon Arthur continues to lead the class, Jeremy Deakins remains in second place, he's about three minutes in ar-rears, Nick Isenhouer remains in third place, Eric Ludian moved up Continued on page 28 Class 9 was up next, there were three of them entered and they had to complete five laps each day for a finish. In the Saturday race it was Thomas McAdams in the lead on the first lap, Wayne Faulkner ran in second place and John Whitlow rounded out the three cars. we would Like to congratulate SCORE Baja 1000 There were no position changes on laps two, three and four. When the checkers flew it was Wayne Faulker• first to the flag, Thomas McAdams took second place honors and John Whitlow was the third car to finish. On Sunday Thomas McAdams was first to complete the first lap, John Whitlow was seconcf in and Wayne Faulkner was third to finish. Thomas. McAdams continued to lead on the second lap, Wayne Faulkner moved up into second place and John Whitlow dropped into third place. There were no position changes on the third lap. Fourth lap, Thomas McAdams continued to lead the class, Wayne Faulkner remained in second place and John Whitlow was on his trailer. Fifth lap, final Class 9 lap and it was Thomas McAdams taking a nice win and Wayne Faulkner tak-ing home the silver medal. Overall it was Thomas McAd-1s~ Place 1/2-11100 Arturo/ Abel Velazco Terra•VBR Racing Fred Recupido 3rd Place Class 6 Cavin Skilton 3rd Place 5-1600 -Clyde Stacey St:h Place Class '1 -Nils Castillo * Also Wishis,g Danny Eggarts a Speedy Recovery 1.e~ us t:e~ You To The Winne,'S ci,ele! 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into fourth place and Craig Dillard was running in fifth place. Chris Isenhouer was 'running in sixth place, Keith Minnicks was running seventh, Scott Slater was eighth, · Steven Mann was in ninth place, Patrick Brown was 10th and Dani-ells Shive was in 11th place. Craig Reynolds was out of the race. Third lap, Brandon Arthur still led the class, Jeremy Deakins held on in second place, he was four minutes in arrears, Nick lsenhouer held on in third, Eric Ludian ran fourth and Chris Isenhouer was up a spot into fifth place. Keith Minn-icks was now in sixth place, Steven Mann was up two places into sev-enth, ·scott Slater dropped a spot into eighth, Craig Dillard dropped four spots into ninth place, Dani-elle Shive was up a spot into 10th and Patrick Brown dropped two places into 11th. Fo1,1rth lap, final lap and Bran-don Arthur was first to the check-ered flag, Jeremy Deakins was second in, he was six minutes in arrears, Nick lsenhouer finished third, he was another 13 seconds back, Eric Ludian finished iri fourth place and Chris Isenhouer was fifth truck to finish. Sixth place went to Keith Minnicks, Steven Mann was lucky seventh, Scott Slater finished in eighth· place, Craig Dillard was ninth in, Danielle Shive finished 10th and Patrick Brown was the 11th and final finisher. The Sunday Class 14 event also consisted of four laps· and when the smoke cleared on the first lap it was Brandon Arthur in the class lead, Nick Isenhouer was in second place, less than two minutes back, Jeremy Deakins was in third place, Eric Ludian was fourth and Steven Mann was in the fifth spot. Keith Minnicks was in sixth place, Scott Slater was seventh, Nathan Strong ran in eighth place, Craig Dillard was in ninth place and Craig Reyn-olds was in 10th place. Danielle Shive was in 11th place, Patrick Brown made it an even dozen and Chris lsenhouer was in 13th place. Jim Rossi failed to complete his first lap. Second lap ended and Brandon Arthur continued to lead the class, Nick lsenhouer remained in second place,. he was two and a half minutes in arrears, Jere my Deakins remained in third place, Steven Mann ran in fourth place and Eric Ludian ran in the fifth spot. Keith Min-nicks was in sixth place, Scott Slater was seventh, Craig Dillard ran eighth, Nathan Strong was ninth and Craig Reynolds round-ed out the top 10. Danielle Brandon Anhur took the gold medal in the Sponsman Unlimited Truck Division, he had 11 minutes in hand overall when all was done. Third lap completed and -guess what? Brandon Arthur continued to lead the class, Nick Isenhouer remained in second place, he was three and a. half minutes in arrears, Jeremy Deakins was still running third, Steven Mann remained in the fourth spot and Eric Ludian remained in fifth place. Nathan Strong was up three places into sixth, Scott Slater remained in sev-enth place, Craig Dillard remained in eighth place, Craig Reynolds ran ninth, Keith Minnicks dropped four places into 10th and Danielle Shiv was in 11th place. Patrick Brown and Chris Isenhouer were out of the race. Fourth lap, final lap and when the checkers flew it was Brandon Arthur taking a good, hard fought win, Nick lsenhouer was second vehicle to finish, he was less than four minutes in arrears, Jeremy Deakins took third place honors, Eric Ludian was fourth in and Na-than Strong finished fifth. Craig Reynolds was sixth to finish, Keith Minnicks was seventh in, Craig Dillard finished in eighth place, Scott Slater finished in ninth place and Danielle Shive was the 10th and final finisher. Steven Mann failed to complete his fourth lap. Overall it was Brandon Arthur taking the gold medal, Nick Isen-houer won the silver and Jeremy Deakins took home the bronze. Eric Ludian finished fourth over-all, Keith Minnicks was fifth over-all, sixth overall went to Craig Dillard, Scott slater was seventh overall and Danielle Shive took eighth overall honors. There were 11 contenders in the Sportsman UnHmited Buggy conflict. They had four laps for their race each day and when their first Saturday lap ended it was Gregg Hempel leading the class, Danny Giannini was in second place, he was four seconds in ar-rears, Johnny Greaves was in the third spot, Scott Ra~mussen ran in fourth place and Jamie Galles was in fifth place. Dan Unsicker was in: sixth place, Tom Flattery ran in sev-enth place, Jeromy Box held down eighth place, Kyle Milligan ran ninth, Mike Mitchell was in the 10th spot and John Nightingale was running in 11th place. Second lap and Qregg Hempel continued to lead the class, Danny Giannini remained in second place, he was only seconds in ar-rears, Jamie Galles was up two places into third, Tom Flattery was up three places into fourth and Je-romy Box was .up three places into fifth. Sixth place went to Kyle Mil-ligan, Scott Rasmussen was lucky seventh and Mike Mitchell was in the eighth spot. John Nightingale, Johnny Greaves and Dan Unsicker were out of the race. Third lap, and Greg Hempel still holds "the class lead, Jamie Galles in now running in the second spot, he was only four sec-i~;;;ckaBr~:~ l !~sp~2\t ._...,,_: ...... _! ________________________ ............... Brian Groves literally flew to the Sponsman Unlimited Truck Class win, seen here flyin' high in his truck on the way to the finish line. onds in arrears, Danny Giannini continued to lead the class, Scott dropped to third place, Tom Flat-Rasmussen remained -in second tery dropped a spot into fourth spot, very close to Hempel and place, Jeromy Box dropped a spot Kyle Milligan was in third place. into fifth, Scott Rasmussen held Mike Mitchell was out of the race. on in sixth and Kyle Milligan Fourth lap, final lap and when dropped to seventh place. Mike the checkers flew it was Scott Ras-Mitchell was on his trailer. mussen taking the class win, Greg Fourth lap, final lap and Gregg Hempel dropped to second place Hempel was first in to take the and Kyle Milligan finished in the checkered flag, Jamie Galles was third spot. second to finish, Danny Giannini Overall, it was Greg Hempel took third place honors, Tom Flat- taking a hard fought win, Scott tery finished first off the podium, Rasmussen finished second overall Scott Rasmussen was fifth to fin-and Kyle Milligan finished third ish, Jeromy Box was sixth in and overall. That's all there was folks! Kyle Milligan was the seventh and The Sportsman Limited Truck final finisher. Class had four laps to run each The Sunday Class 1500 action day and on Saturday it was Chris-had all the same entrants but they topher Ramey in the class lead on dropped like flies during the race. the first lap and Brian Groves was At the end of their first lap it was second. David Munoz did not com-Greg Hempel once again leading plete his first lap. the class, Scott Rasmussen was Second lap and now it was Bri-close behind in second place, Kyle an Groves leading in the class and Milligan ran in third place, Mike Christopher Ramey three minutes Mitchell was fourth and John in arrears in second place. Nightingale was in fifth place. _Third lap, Brian Groves contin-Dropping out of the action early ued to lead the class while Christo-on were: Jamie Galles, Danny Gi- pher Ramey disappeared from the annini, Tom Flattery, Jeromy Box, action. .• Johnny Greaves and Dan Unsicker. Fourth lap, final lap and it was Second lap and Greg Hempel Brian Groves taking the class win. continued to lead, Scott Rasmus- · Sunday's Class 2000 four lap sen was in second place, Mike race had Brian Groves leading the Mitchell was up a spot into third pack, David Munoz was in second place and Kyle Milligan dropped a place and Christopher Ramey ran spot into fourth. John Nightingale in the third spot. was out of the race. Second lap completed and Third lap and Greg Hempel Brian Groves still was the class leader, David Munoz David Munoz remained in second place while Christopher Ramey disappeared from the scoring charts. . Third lap ended, Brian Groves still led the class while David Munoz continued to fall further back. Fourth lap, final lap and Brian Groves came in for the checkered flag, David Munoz also came in for the checkers. · Overall it was Brian Groves taking home the coveted gold medal. and Chris Isenhouer was in 13th place. Nick lsenhouer took second place honors in the Sponsman Unlimited Jeremy Deakins finished third overall in Sponsman Unlimited Truck, he And so it ended, see ya all at Truck action, he's seen here just at touchdown on his way home. was a mere 28 seconds out of the second spot in the race. the next one. l~~AJ:!I ;, #* ,, •, ~;. .... ~: ,.. s :,, ... ' Eric Ludian flies his truck to a first off the podium finish at Laughlin, he Keith Minnicks took a fifth overall finish in the Unlimited Truck Division Scott Rasmussen finished second in the Sponsman Unlimited Buggy was less than five minutes out of third at the checkers. at Laughlin, see here at speed on his way to th.e checkered flag. race, Scott was eight minutes out of the overall class win. Page 28 December 2012 Dusty Times.

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-REGIONAL AT. LAKE ELSINORE John Gable Takes superlite By Homer Eubanks Round five of the Lucas Oil Regio~al off road short course presented by Kartek was held September 29 at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park. The promoters were happier than kids in a candy store as the event drew more spec-tators and entries from the previ-ous event held at the park in June. No surprise in the attendance ·increase as a mere $10 entry for an afternoon of action packed off road racing is a bargain. If anyone had complaints they came early and directed to Mother Nature as the sun nearly melted fans into-the bleachers. That is until a nice breeze came up along w·ith some scattered clouds to. make the after-noon much more bearable. There were only eight Pro Am Pro Buggy Shootout cars entered but that didn't take away from the action enjoyed by the fans. In the heat race Joe Masek (second quick-est qualifier) jumped out front with fast qualifier Randy Minnier shadowing his every move. Mike Halliday was third and had his hands full with Tyler Clary trying to take his position. The front two were in a heated battle for three laps until Minnier got loose in the whoop section allowing Masek to gather some breathing room. With Minnier not pressing his every move Masek was able to drive on to the win. While Min-nier was trying to collect control of his buggy Halliday was able to move into second. It didn't take Minnier long to regain control Photos: Trackside Photo and was able to finish third ahead of Dave Bonner. In the main event Randy Min-nier lead the pack early with Joe Masek second. Dave Bonner was in the front pack before kissing the wall in turn three dropping him back to fourth. A little bit of shuffling occurred before the pack got up •speed with Minnier leading and Masek second. Mike Halliday was third. The running order remained the same until just before the mid race .caution when Minnier got a little loose in turn 1:hree an·d Masek was able to capitalize on is error. Joe Masek held the lead for three laps after the caution until suffering a flat giving the lead back to Minnier. When Minnier regained the lead Randy Minnier is beautifully airborne as he flies to the Pro Am Pro Buggy class win, Randy had five seconds in hand when he took the checkers. Bonner moved into second in and Chris Lawrence. Heat winner front of Halliday. So the winner Cody Rahders was fourth. John was Randy Minnier and. Dave Cable had fixed any issues with Bonner earned second place. the Pro 2 truck and quickly moved Third was Mike Halliday with forward taking third by lap three. Steve Estey fourth. A couple of laps later Gable held John Gable had rented Todd second but had some distance to LeDuc's Pro 2 to see if he would make up on the leader. The fol-be interested in racing that class lowing lap the mid race caution so he brought it out for the Meth-came out and the racers were od Wheels Pro Open / Super bunched back up. Once going Lite and was able to set quick green Rayford distanced himself time with it. Bryan McCormick from Gable making Gable work was second fastest and Chad for several laps before finally tak-Rayford set third quickest during ing over the lead on the last lap. qualifying. In the heat race Gable As they crossed under the flowing was able to take the early lead checkers it was John Gable first but found something amiss and with Chad Rayford second and pulled into the pits after three Cody Rahders third. laps. Steven Herrera became the Tony Mantegna came out fast-next overall leader but his lead est qualifier in the Open VS / was cut short when Cody Rahders Mini Open / Icon Vehicle Dy-slipped past on lap three. Also namics Mini Stocks class. Second moving forward was Eric Hunter quickest were the Mini Stocks of who followed Rahders and drove Nick Schons and Bria'n Cannon into second. Another making third quickest. Things heated up headway was Chris Lawrence in the heat race as quick time who started sixth and followed setter Mantegna jumped out the Hunter for third. The front three early leader with the only other held their positions to the check-Open VS of Erik Jacobus second ers although Lawrence did spin and Brian Cannon third. Mon-around in turn four but was able tegna was able to hold off the at--, to regain control and hold onto tempts of Jacobus until the white his position. flag came out and Jacobus took In the main event Chad Ray- charge. It was Erik Jacobus tak-ford stood out early as the domi- ing the win with a hard charging nate force to recon with. Rayford Tony Mantegna second and Brian started on row two but lead the Cannon came across third. Nick pack around turn one. Behind Schons was fourth. Rayford was Bryan McCormick Continued on ,11132 Steven Herrera took the win in the Mains action, Steven had two seeonds A second place finish in Superlite went to Chad Rayford, Chad is seen Dave Bonner (Right #25) leads a pack of screamers in the Pro Am Pro on his competition at the end of their 14 lap race. here in nice level flight on his way to the checkers. Buggy shootollt, Dave finished almost five seconds in arrears at the finish. A second place finish in 1600 buggy went to Brad Wilson, Brad was Travis Pecoy finished in second place in the CM/ 32 Kart action, Travis It was a second place finish for Jason Weller in the Trophy Kart action, fess than a second in arrears when he finished his 12 laps. was 1. 3 seconds in arrears when he took the checkered flag. Jason was just over a second in arrears when he took the checkers. Page 30 May 2012 Dusty Times

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... Erik Jacobus took the class win at lake Elsinore, Erik had less than a second on his competition, seen here just at touchdown. The AM Ortega 31 Kart win went to Travis Pecoy, Travis had just under two seconds in hand when he took the coveted checkered flag. In the main event the Open V8's once again pulled away from the smaller cars and had a race to themselves. Erik Jacobus and Tony Montegna·had a close battle throughout and finished with Jacobus winning out over Montegna. In the Mini classes Brain Cannon and Nick Schons with Cody Jeffries were the top three throughout the event. The first half of the race belonged to Cannon but Schons kept him within striking distance. During the mid race caution Cannon moved ahead of two lappers but Schons held back giving Cannon _two truck lengths lead. Once racing started Schons closed up on Cannon. On the ninth lap Schons held the power down on the back stretch to take Cannons lead. Nick Schons held on to best the Mini classes while Brian Can-non was second and third went to Cody Jeffries. Garret Goorsky was fourth Mini. In the Alumi Craft Limited Buggy/ 1600 Buggy / Desert Bug-gy combined class there were 19 cars .out challenging to set quick qualify 'time. When the times had been tallied it was Joe Laff with top honors with Bud Ward and John Proctor-. behind him. In the six lap heat race Laff and Ward shared the front row. When the green came out Laff took the lead with Ward second until lap two when Zach Sizelove took the Joe laff leads a herd of cars, Joe took the 1600 Buggy Class win at Elsinore, Joe had just under a second in hand when he took the checkers. position away. Back in the pack . was able to battle back in the final a four car traffic jam occurred in lap and hold on for the win. After turn three spreading the pack out. starting seventh Brad Wilson was The mid race yellow came out to able to move forward throughout bunch things back up but once the event to earn second and Kyle racing resumed Joe Laff was able Quinn crossed over third ahead of to maintain control all the way Jake Laff. to the finish. Zach Sizelove held A total of 22 contestants made second after loosing the position up the Black Rhino UTV / Pilot to Jake Laff on lap five and taking ./ RZR / Trophy Kart Adult class it back on the final lap. Jake Laff and were scored separately but held on for third and fourth was listed in their overall standings. Kyle Quinn. .. Bryan Osborn turned in the fastest In the Alumi Craft Buggy main qualifying time with a lap turned at event the officials decided the first 57.347. Emilo Rabago was a close start had to many in turn two spin-second by tripping the clock at ning out and called for a complete 58.00 flat. Jason Weller was third restart. Once racing got underway with a best lap time of 59.934. again Joe Laff jumJ?ed out front Once the six lap heat race got with Chad Graham second and underway Rabago took the early Jake Laff third. Just before the lead but on the first lap fourth mid race caution came out Ora- .place qualifier Jimmy Fishback ham spun out in turn three and charged to the front. Rabago had stalled with his buggy's nose into dropped back to 19th. Bryan Os-the wall. This moved Jake Laff born held the second position and into second and Zach Sizelove was Jason Weller was tliird with Gary now third. After racing got back Thompson fourth. Once the racers up to speed Sizelove managed to got up to speed the front positions take second away from Jake Laff. didn't change throughout the race. A lap later Sizelove put a move on Jim Fishback took the win with Joe Laff inside of turn two for the Bryan Osborn second and Jason lead. The front two pulled away Weller was third. Emilo Rabago from third place as Joe Laff pres- had worked his way up to sixth. sured the new leader. On the last In the main event Jim Fishback lap Joe Laff retook the lead from. shot off his second row starting Sizelove using the same turn two spot to grab the early lead. In sec-maneuver that Sizelove had used ond was Jason Weller and Emilo to take the lead. During the first Rabago settled into third. After a half of the race it appeared that couple of laps Rabago made a pass Joe Laff had the race in hand. He stick for second. Weller held third and Robert Wilson was fourth. On lap four a yellow caution came out when Rober~ Vanbeekum broke his rear wheel off on land-ing in front of the grandstands. The race stayed under caution for three laps hefore the green finally came back out. Jim Fishback held the lead with Rabago in second and Weller was third. The run-ning order remained the same until the last lap when Rabago spun around in turn three giving Weller the second spot. Rabago recovered quick enough to keep a podium spot and Gary Thompson finished fourth. Wh-en Beehive Champion-ship field came into the arena for qualifying a total of 28 trucks had entered. Only one second sepa-rated the top three qualifiers with Dan Vance being the quickest. · Ryan Aguis was second quickest over Dan Chamlee's effort. As we know qualifying is one thing and racing is another· but Vance quickly proved himself as he came out and backed up his effort in the heat race. Once out front Vance quickly put breathing room from him and second place Agius. Ryan Agius on the other hand was feel-ing pressure from Bret Jenkins but · Jenkins gave up his third spot on lap two to Kevin Knight. Knight then had some troubles and Dan Chamlee took his third place from him on the second lap. A couple of laps later Chamlee made a pass on Jenkins for second. At the time Vance was so far ahead Chamlee· may have thought he was out front. But at the checkers flagger Dale Wallace gave Dan Vance the first sight of the checkers. Cham-lee crossed over second and Kevin Knight was third. Ryan Agius had dropped out early and Jenkins finished fourth. In the 14 lap Beehive main event Jeff Musgrave was the early leader but Brett Jenkins toolc' over on the second lap. Jenkins' lead turned out to be short lived as well as the following lap heat winner Dan Vance moved around Jenkins and began pulling away. Moving into third was Dan Cham-lee. Starting back in the pack was Steven Herrera, in his truck that Dan Vance flew his Toyota truck to a silver medal finish in the Mains, Dan was just 1.8 seconds in arrears when he took the checkered flag. Cody Rahders was the third place finisher in the !:fuperlite contest, he's Mike Halliday flew to a third place finish in the Pro Buggy action at seen here setting a new altitude record on his way to the checkers. Elsinore, Mike was seven seconds in arrears when he took the checkers. Nick Schons finished in third place in the Open VB contest, Nick was Kyle Quinn leads Zach Sizelove on his way to a third place finish in 1600 Maddix Bailey took the Bronze Medal in the Ortega 31 Kart action, Maddix nine and a half seconds in arrears when he took the checkers. Buggy, Kyle was only two seconds out of the Class win. is seen here in beautiful flight on his way home. Page 32 May 2012 Dusty Times

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I, was more set up for short course, working his way through the pack. At the mid-race yellow Herrera had moved up to second with Chamlee in third. Once racing resumed Vance had his hands full trying to fend off Herrera. By the 12th lap Herrera made his way around Vance and headed on to take the overall win. Dan Vance held second with Dan Chamlee crossing over third. Fourth was Kenin Knight. The Synergy Electric Modified Karts are fast and during qualify-ing a blink of an eye separated the front three. Myles Cheek (40.322) was quickest with Sheldon Creed (40.609) second and Preston Ro-ben (41.038) third. When the green flag came out for the heat race Myles Cheek grabbed the early lead but had a turn two cor-nering issue dropping him back to sixth. Slieldon Creed inherited the lead with Preston Roben sec-ond and Gavin Harlien third. The Jeremy Davis was the big winner in the CM/ 32 Kart contest, Jeremy beat out 11 other cars for his win, seen here in level flight. racing order remained the same like the heat race with Myl_es throughout.the event except early Cheek leading the pack. There leader Myles Cheek worked his was another turn two incident but way up to fourth. this time the front three consist-The main Synergy Electric ing of Cheek, Gavin Harlien and Modified Katt event started out Preston Roben were not involved. The Trophy Kart win went to Jimm y Fishback at Elsinore, Jimmy had a smidge over a second in hand when he took the checkers. This allowed the front three to get second and third_ on the second some breathing room as the pack lap after Roben dropped back to sorted itself out of the traffic jatn. sixth. The front three remained Avoiding most of the turn two the same until near the end of the dilemma was Sheldon Creed and event. Cole Mamer saw Heger go Brook Heger who moved up to Continued on page 34 Shelby Anderson was a mere two and a half seconds in arrears at the Emilo Rabago took third place honors in the Trophy Kart battle, Emilo Dan Chamlee really gets up there as he heads to a long third place finish checkers, Shelby is seen here just at takeoff for the umpteenth time. was less than two seconds behind the class winner at the checkers. in the Mains, Dan was 24 seconds in arrears when he took the checkers. Dusty Times May 2012 ISX7 VW NON 9MOLOCK 15X4 VW 9EADLOCK l5X4 VW NON BeADt.OCK -K?fils CAN-ALSO BE CtlT AND WEUJED TO ClBTQH IJIHEN$KJlfS Page 33 ...,._ •

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• Lucas· F1reb1rd from page 23-Sheldon Creed and Cole Cawell took sixth place honors Mamer were DQ'd for post race and was the last of the 20 lap tech violations. finishers. Corey Geiser finished The Sunday. Kart -Modified 19 laps and was shown seventh, Cup Race had 14 raring to go, Bradley Morris also finished they had to complete 20 laps 19 laps . and was shown eighth, for a finish. When the dust Jeff Hoffman finished 14 laps cleared after 20 laps it was Myles and was shown ninth, Isabella Cheek once more taking a re-Naughton finished two laps and ally nice win, Scotty Steele took was shown 10th and Brock He-second place honors, he was 1.6 ger only got one lap in and he seconds in arrears, Blake Lenk was shown 11th. Sheldon Creed, finished third, he was another Cole Mamer and Gavin Harlien half second in arrears, Sterling were -all Dq' d. Cling finished first off the po-That's all there is for 2012. dium, he was another second We'll be back next year to report back and Preston .R9ben--came OQ a!L the. activity 'in the .. Lucas ... in_ fo_r_a_fi_ft_h_µ_I_a_c~ .. --~i_n_is_·b...,;.~::..~.;..f_o_Q_k'.::.._ -·-"Q::..f._f _~ ... ·o ... ad Racin~g Series. Conner McMullen took the 9old medal in the Kart Jr 1 Cup Race §It Firebir(/, Conner . only had .214 seconds in hand when he took the checkerecfflag. _ ... ., ... Travis Pecoy had a good Saturday, he took the gold·medaf in the Kart Jr 2 Main Myles Cheek (#557) was the gold medal winner in the Kart Modified Main Event, on Saturday, Travis had .432 seconds in hand at the ¢heckers. Myles finished the race with two seconds in hand. 111ore Happenings ... WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA WHEEL To WHEEL OFF RoAD RACING PATRICK McGUIRE P.O. 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Taking the win was Myles Cheek with Cole Mamer second and Brook Heger third. Gavin Harlien was fourth. Sheldon Creed finished fifth. The CMI J2 Kart class drew an-_other 12 karts to qualify and when the timipg was it was Travis "Pecoy··taking quick time. Shelby Andetson was ~econd quickest_ and Dylan Winbury was third. On_: the start of the heat race Shelby Anderson tool,< charge exiting tum <;>ne. Behind Anderson was Pecoy, . Winbury,and Brett Boden. The.• running order stayed the same un-, ti! lap three when Winbury moved. ahead of Pecoy. Pecoy wasn't con: .. tent with third. and after a couple · of laps found "a way to get around both Winbury and Anderson for the lead. Once out front Pecoy set his sights on the finish and. ,. crossed under the checkers first.-Dylan Winbury held second with Shelby Anderson third. Just miss-ing the podium was Jeremy Davis: The AM Ortega Jr 1 kart heat race drew 12 entries. When the dust had settled it was Christo-pher Polvoorde taking the check-ers first with Cole Dexheimer· trailing. Tra~is Pecoy finished-' out the podiums spot. In qualify-ing the same three were quickest however Dexheimer had qualified quickest with Polvoorde tripping the clock third quickest. In the main event things got turned around again as Pecoy jumped out as the early leader. Right' behind him was Maddix Baile~ who captured the lead on lap two. Pecoy was able to hold second and dogged _Maddix throughout the first half of the race. Just after the mandatory yellow Pecoy was able to retake the lead with a hard charging Dexheimer· right on his tail. Dexheimer was able to get around on the following lap but soon had some handling woes and Pecoy again took the lead and eventual win. Christopher Pol-voorde took second and Maddix 'Bailey third. Did you know that Dusty Times is providing an online edition of the newspaper? 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more Trail Notes ... ring & pinion sets. We are always reluctaJlt to raise prices,. and this is the first price incr·ease on these ring & pinion sets for several years. We apologize for this increase. Our goal is·to hold the line on pricing whenever possible, but we have no other option at this time in order to keep offering these high quality ring & pinion sets. Please download the updated price sheet. New pricing will take effect on January 8th, 2013. Again, we apologize for this change in our pricing sti:uctur~. Please call us at 805 562 8600 or email us with any questions or concerns. SAVE JOHNSON VALLEY -The SAN has recommended that the U.S. Marines Corps secure special use permits from the BLM when conducting troop maneuvers within Johnson Valley, California, rather than take ownership of the land as part of an expanded Twentynine Palms base. The BLM land is a designated off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation area and site of King of the Hammers and other OHV events throughout the year. The Marines·only need access to Johnson Valley for less than two months a year but are seeking ownership rights from the BLM for 56% of the land (147,000 acres). The Marines have proposed providing limited access to only 40,000 acres of that land for OHV activities during 10 months of the year;-Any land transfer requires congressional approval. Congress is considering legislation that will require the Marines to study alternative ways to share the land with the OHV community, potentially to include special permits .. The Johnson Valley off-road area draws at least 200,000 visitors annually and may generate as much as $191 million annually into the economy. · MAKING A D IFFERENCE IN B AJA! -Oceans Flavor's LoSo Racing Team in the 45th SCORE International Baja 1000 Off-road Baja Peninsula Race -Oceans Flavor's LoSo (Low Sodium) Racing Team participated in the 3rd and final race of the 2012 season for SCORE International Off-road Races. The grueling Baja 1000 started in Ensenada on November 15th and finished over 1000 miles later in La Paz. Oceans Flavor had 2 vehicles in the race: a Class 7sx truck with their very own Justin Fisher as the Driver of Record and the Class 5/1600 VW bug driven with Erich Reisen and the YOLO (You Only Live Once) Racing Team from Canada who took 2nd place in their class. Oceans Flavor also supported the HERO Racing Team which was the 1st ever all amputee team to cross the finish line in the Baja 1000. The .Oceans Flavor LoSo Team supports many charitable and worthwhile causes in Baja including the Casa Hogar Buena Vida orphanage in Rosarito by becoming godparents to many of the orphans, the Baja Scholarship Foundation through sponsorships and donations, Kids with the Blues through sponsorship of the Rosarito Blues Festival, cancer research and prevention with the sponsorship and participation in the San Felipe Cancer Walk, and many more activities in which they participate. LoSo selected · the YOLO Racing Team to sponsor because of their involvement with Firefighters without Borders, bringing much needed fire-fighting equipment to the Rosarito Fire Department. They also chose to support the HERO Racing Team who provides prosthetics to children on both sides of the border. Dusty Times December 2012

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