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2012 Volume 29 Number 1 Dusty Times Magazine

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Volume 29 - Number 1 January 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 IJ. 0 .R .J;;. ,.·~ / California ,.-Rally Series / , Subscription Rates: $25.00 per year, 12 issues, USA, Foreign Subscription rates on request. Contributions: DUSTY TIMES welcomes contributions, but is not responsible for such material. Unsolicited material will be returned only by request and with a self addressed stamped envelope. Classified Ads: will be published as received, prepaid. DUSTY TIMES assumes no liability for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject to editing. J. Preston Bradshaw Jim Culp DUSTY TIMES: (ISSN 8750-1732) is published monthly by Hillside Racing Corp, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311, (818) 882-0004 with additional Dusty Times, LLC offices at 415 N. Higgins Avenue, Suite IA, Missoula, MT 59802. Copyright by Hillside Racing Corp. No pare of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Periodical Postage paid at Chatsworth, CA 91311 and at additional mailing offices. Martin Holmes Rod Koch Byrle Moore Steve Ruddick Maurice Selden Tony Tellier Trackside Photo Art Director Larry Worsham POSTMASTER: Send address change to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Four weeks notice is required for change of address. Please furnish both old and new address, and send to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311 SNAPSHOT OF THE MONTH ••• Greg Symonds drove his Raceco to the win in Class 10 at the SCORE Barstow Classic in the 1984 edition of the race. DUSTY TIMES will feature pictures of similar "funnies" or woes on this page each month. Send us your snapshot of something comic or some disaster for consideration. DUSTY TIMES will pay $10 for the picture used. If you wish the photo returned, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Only prints up to 8xl0 or electronic media submitted via email will be considered. Page4 January 2012 In This Issue ... FEATURES SCORE Baja 1000 by Judy Smith ............................................................ 8 MORR Banquet by Mike Reusche ......................................................... 16 BITD Transwest Ford Henderson 250 by Judy Smith ........................... 18 MORE Holiday 200 by Steve Ruddick ......................... ................. ......... 32 DEPARTMENTS Happenings ........................................................................................... 5 Trail Notes ............................................................................................. 6 Good Stuff Directory ......................................................................... 40 Classified Ads ...................................................................................... 45 Index To Advertisers ............................................................................ 45 ON THE COVER Andy and Scott McMillin drove their Ford F-150 to the overall win in the 44th SCORE Baja 1000 trek, they beat 31 other Trophy Trucks for the honor. Trackside Photo Justin and Bob Loftin took the Class 1 victory at the BITD Transwest Ford Henderson 250 event, as well as the overall win in their Jimco. Trackside Photo Visit Our Website at s=a Finduson IIUI Facebook -•· Sud-~e-,e,td-e 7tUUUf to-DUSTY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! □ 1 year -$25.00 □ 2 years -$40.00 □ 3 years -$55.00 (to subscribe online go to □ NEW □ RENEWAL Name __________________ _____ _ Address ______________________ _ City ____________________ _ State ________________ Zip _______ _ Primary Interest Cars D Trucks D MotorcyclesO Send check or money order to: DUSTY TIMES 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311 Canadian • 1 year $30.00 US • Overseas subscription rates upon request Dusty Times t

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2012 Happenings ... lOK FOUR WHEELERS P.O. Box 36 CLEVES, OHIO 45002 <4x4> (All events staged at the club grounds in Cleves. Ohio) 4x4 FOREVER, LTD. 1665 DELAWARE ST. 0sHKOSH, Wl54901 AMERICAN RALLY SPORT GROUP, INc. 3650 SOUTH POINTE CIRCLE, SUITE 205 LAUGHLIN, NV 89208 (702) 298-8171/FAX: (702) 521-0597 <web 1. 25-ameri• can-rally-sport-group.htm. E Mail: AMERICAN TRIALS ASSOCIATION AMA Observed Trials Southern California Championship Series BILL MARKUM, 2010 PRESIDENT (909) 860-1857 24 HR HornNE, 2010 (714) 562-7742 E MAIL: BMARK909@AOL.COM <> ASOCIACION EsTATAL DE AUTOMOVIUSMO SAM WELL, TECH INSPECTOR Ar-ro42 SAN josE DEL CAso BAJA CALIFORNIA DEL SUR. MEXICO AUSTRALIAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP DARRYL SMITH 19 SOMERS ST. CASHMERE, QUEENSLAND, 4500, AUSTRALIA DUSTY AUTOCROSS QUEBEC OFF ROAD CLASS 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 Raw Are Night Races All Races At Barona Raceway, Lakeside. CA BBM MARKETING PROMOTIONS Off Road Short Course Racing & Special Event Marketing NORCO, CA 92860 e-mail (909) 815-5811 BEST IN THE DESERT 3475 8oULDER HIGHWAY LAs VEGAS, NV 89121 702-457-577 5/FAX< 702-641-24 31 <> February 3 -5, 2012 Bluewater Resort & Casino Parker 425 Parker, AZ March 23 -25, 2012 General Tire Mint 400 Las Vegas, NV May 4 -6, 2012 Canidae Tap It Silver State 300 August 16 - 18, 2012 General Tire Vegas To Reno Nevada October 12 - 14, 2012 Bluewater Desert Challenge Parker, AZ November 30 - December 2, 2012 Transwest Ford Henderson 250 Henderson, NV BORE RACING Allen Gerber 801-380-9011 - after 5pm please BP MOTORSPORTS P.O. Box 411 WOODLAND HILLS, CA 91365 760-578-6258/ 760-578-6259 Dusty Times FAX: 818-348-4648 E-Mail: All Events At California Cit), CA BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY R.R.3 · BRIGHTON, ONTARIO, CANADA KOK-lH0 (613) 475-1102/ FAX (613) 475-3250 CAJOR CLUB AUTOMOVILISTA }UARENSE DE CHAMPIONSHIP OFF-ROAD RACING 7210 GATEWAY EAST EL PASO, TX 79915 (915) 593-4848 RALPH GARCIA 0l l-52-16-17-45-42 CESAR FUENTES CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES <> CANNING ATTRACTIONS P.O. Box 400 MAYWOOD, CA 90270 (323) 560-SHOW CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 645 PIERRE, SD 57501 DAVE ADAMS (PILOTS AND BAJAS) (605) 224-9481 Do ENGLEMAN (BIKES) (605) 224-4967 CHAMPLAIN VALLEY RACING ASSOCIATION . C.j. RICHARDS P.O. Box 332 FAIR HAVEN, VT 0574 3 (802) 265-8618 CLAIRTON HI-JACKERS I.C.O. TOM DELAUDER SR 1091 Twr. L1NE ROAD WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 Short Course off Road Racing At Har-rison County Fair Grounds. Cadiz. OH January 2012 CLUB AUTOMOVILISTICA SAN QUINTIN CALLE 6TA FRACC Co. DE SAN QuNTIN SAN Qui TIN, BC, MEx1co HERACLIO PATI 0 (011 52 616-5-22-07) CLUB AUTOMOVILISTICO SAN VICENTE San Vicente Off Road ENSE ADA, BC, MEXIC_O USA jAN WRIGHT (011 52 61746834) RAMON CASTRO & RL:REN ACEVEDO (61637/7 0034) CMC CONTINENTAL MOTOSPORT CLUB P.O. Box 3187 M1ss10 V1EJO, CA 92690-3178 Fax: (714) 367-1608 CODE TECATE 2012 CHAMPIONSHIP MADERO 621-A ZONA CENTRO MEXlCALI, BAJA CALIFOR 1A 21100 011-52-686-553-4087 USA 6 6-553-4087 MEXICO <> E Mail: February 10-12, 2012 Casas GEO Gran Prix Mexicali, BC, MX April 6-8, 2012 San Luis Gran Prix (No points race) Sonora, MX May 18-20, 2012 VW Autopartes Excome.x Mexicali, BC, MX July 27-29, 2012 ORW Gran Prix Tecate, BC. MX October 5-7, 2012 Mexicana Logistics 300 Mexicali, BC. MX November 30-December 1-2, 2012 OXXO Race Ready 275 Mexical San Felipe, BC, MX Continued.on page 6 Pages

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Trail Notes ... S CORE's 38TH YEAR -culminated with SCORE Off-Roadsman awards, presentation of 2011 SCORE Desert Series champions. Following a first-time public, on-line voting by several thousand racers, crews and fans for special SCORE Off-Roadsman awards, SCORE International announced the winners during the 2011 SCORE Awards Night. Honoring the world's foremost desert racing series the event returned to Southern California for the second consecutive year and was held at the boutique-style Atrium Hotel in Irvine, Calif. At the Atrium Hotel, located adjacent to the John Wayne Airport, nearly 400 SCORE racers, family, friends, crews, sponsors and media basked in the Southern California sunshine as the SCORE Awards Night honored the 38-year history and fame of the name which continues as the standard for desert racing worldwide for nearly four decades. This yeai: marked the second straight year that the annual SCORE Awards Night was held at the popular Atrium Hotel and the second time the historic evening has been held in Southern California since 2000. Individuals as well as manufacturers and organizations were honored through 11 distinct awards, nine of whose winners were decided by the first-time public, on-line vote. Among the voted . SCORE Off-Roadsman awards presented are MasterCraft Safety SCORE Rookie of the year, SCORE Contingency Company of the year, SCORE Pit Support Team of the year, SCORE Mechanic of the year and SCORE Person of the year. The two SCORE Off-Roadsman Awards determined by points are the SCORE Engine Builder of the Year and the SCORE Original Buggy Chassis Manufacturer of the Year. "This was another memorable year in SCORE desert racing history and we look forward to celebrating with those who played such a major role in the achievements of the 2011 SCORE Desert Series," said Sal Fish, the SCORE CEO/President who has been part of the desert racing organization for nearly four decades prior to the event. "We are very excited as to how well our first on-line public voting was received for the SCORE Off-Roadsman Awards and are anxious to announce the winners of the nine different awards as well as honor all of our season class point champions." In addition to special SCORE Achievement Awards and the 29 Pro, 6 Sportsman class champions and three overall point champions who were honored at the Atrium Hotel, another highlight of the evening was the presentation of the annual SCORE Off-Roadsman Awards. Also an exciting element of the diverse program was the presentation of the SCORE Toyota M_ilestone Awards. As it has for 26 years, the coveted Toyota Milestone Awards are ·presented to those drivers in four-wheel vehicle classes who finish every required mile-1,762.02 miles-of the 2011 SCORE Desert Series. A total of 21 racers qualified in the five-race 2011 SCORE Desert Series, tying for the second-most in the history of the award. The awards were presented by Les Unger, Toyota's National Motorsports Manager. The evening included a colorful video/photographic tribute to the 2011 SCORE Desert Series produced by Blue C Advertising, highlighting the still photography of Trackside Photo. A pre-awards reception started the festivities at 6 p.m., followed by the dinner, a special tribute to the 2011 SCORE season and presentations at 7 p.m. RALLY AMERICA AND VP RACING FUELS ANNOUNCE MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENT -VP Racing Fuels becomes the Official Fuel of the Rally America National Championship for 2012 and 2013. Williston, VT (December 6, 2011) -Officials with Rally America, the premier sanctioning body for performance Rally competition in the United States, announced today a multi-year agreement with VP Racing Fuels of San Antonio, Texas wherein the world-renowned racing fuel manufacturer will serve as the Official Fuel of the Rally America National Championship and VP's Rally Max, VPlOO and MS109E racing fuels have been designated "spec fuels" for Rally America's Open Class for 2012 and 2013. "We're both pleased and proud to make this announcement", stated Bill Fogg Sr., Owner of Rally America, Inc., "VP Racing Fuels is recognized around the world as a leader in the manufacture and distribution of competition blended" fuels. Having this top-level fuel as well as VP's technical assistance available to Rally America competitors at each of our National Championship events for the next two years is a tremendous step forward for the sport of Rally and it will provide a great amount of convenience and support for the teams as well -something we're all very excited about." The relationship between Rally America and VP Racing Fuels began in January 2011 with VP's presence at each Rally America National event. VP recognized the viability of the Rally racing market and both organizations opened a conversation with various teams to discuss the addition of spec fuel classes at the Rally America National Championship level for the 2012 season and beyond. VP will also be providing technical assistance· to teams and engine builders who compete in the Rally America National Championship. January 27-28 Sno*Drift Rally-Atlanta, Lewiston & Hillman, Ml; February 24-25-Rally of the 100 Acre Wood -Salem, MO; May 4-6-0regon Trail Rall-Portland & Dufur, OR; June 1-2-Susquehannock Trail Rally-Wellsboro, PA; July 13-14 New England Forest Rally-Newry, ME & Errol, NH; September 22-23-0lympus Rally-Seattle, WA. "The sport of Stage Rally in North America has continued. to grow and we're excited to be a part of it. We have a strong presence in Rally racing in most other parts of the world, fueling many of the teams in the IRC championship in Europe and fueling the Proton Malaysia team to wins in the FIA Asian Pacific Rally Championship this year," said Jim Kelly, VP's Corporate Director-Sales. "In 2011, we gained valuable insight consulting with US and Canadian Rally teams regarding their fuel needs and tuning a,nd were particularly pleased to see David Higgins win the·Rally America championship using VP's RallyMax racing fuel. Working with Vermont SportsCar, Antoine L'Estage and John Buffum as well as other Rally America teams has Page 6 COLORADO HILL CLIMB AssocIATION BARB V AHSHOLTZ, PRESIDENT (719) 531-3642 W/ (719)687-9827 H P.O Box8286 CoLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80933 (719) 653-8449 CORP P.O. Box392 CALEXICO, CA 92232 HECTOR CERECER 011-52-65-66-4458 CORR SERIES 270 NEWPORT CENTER DR., SUITE 100 NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660 866-501.CORR CORVA 1500 WEST EL CAMINO, SUITE 352 SACRAMENTO, CA 95833 1-800-42 CORVA EXT 42 Fax (818) 957-4435 CRS CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES <www, April 21, 2012 High Desert Trails Rally Ridgecrest, CA June, 9 -10 2012 Idaho Rally Boise, Idaho July 13 - 14, 2012 North Nevada Rally Lovelock, Nevada August 4, 2012 Mendocino Rally Ukiah, California August 28, 20\2 Gorman Rally Frazier Park, CA October 5 - 6, 2012 Prescott Rally Prescott, Arizona D&T PROMOTIONS DAVE VAN DEREN 2405 BAKER AVE. EVERETT, WA 98201 (206) 339-9079 (All events at Hannigan race track, Bellingham, WA or Thurston County ORV Park, Olympia, WA) DAKAR RALLY DARREN SKILTON BAJA AUTOMOTIVE ADVENTURES 455 E. OCEAN BLVD., SUITE 208 l.oNG BEACH, CA 90802 (562) 755-2278/FAx: (562) 590-7925 <> DECATUR FOUR WHEEL DRIVE CLUB" DECATUR, TX 76234 ToMALLEN · (800) 662-3649/(214) 641-2090 DESERT STEEL MoTORSPORTS 1863 COMMANDER DRIVE LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ 86403 (928) 855-2208 'EAsTERN OFF-ROAD RACING AssN. TOM DELAUDER, SR. 1091 TOWNSHIP LINE ROAD WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 ENsENADA BAJA OFF Ro.ID RACING Av. REFORMA 1136 ENSADA,BC,MX 011-52-646-1818989 Eus10 Oll-52-646-1715230 AARON Races for buggys & Mot<lrc:,cles EsTERO BEACH INTERNATIONAL Short Course Racing VICTORIA GALINDO ENSENADA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO 011-52-646-176-6230 EDR EXTREME DESERT RACING P.O. Box 91615 AusnN,TX 78709 (512) 848-4344 /E FAx (1512) 687-5310 Car Truck Series Bike Quad Series FORDA FLORIDA OFF ROAD DRIVER'S ASSOCIATION JASON LEIBIN (727) 376-4176 Mar, Apr, May, Nov at Davidson Raceway GENERAL TIRE TROPHYLITE SERIES DRIVE RACING ORGANIZATION 760-352-6020 January 2012 Las Vegas, NV GLEN HELEN BAJA CUP CHALLENGE SERIES PO Box6950 SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92412 PHONE: (909) 384-9343 Lucas Oll Regional OH Road Series June 9, 2012 July 21, 2012 December 8, 2012 Baja Cup Challenge GORRA GEORGIA OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION 420 HOSEA ROAD LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30245 (404) 963-0252 GPORRA GREAT PLANES OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION TIM HODGE (402) 991-6048 SCOTT MORROW (816) 792-2126 (All races are short course, stadium style Classes, 2010 Sportsman, 1/2-1600, 5-1600, Sport Truck, Quads, Tough Truck Nebraska Raceway Park, &it 420 on 1-80 between Omaha and Lincoln.) For latest info check <> HDRA HIGH DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 750208 LAS VEGAS, NV 89136 <> January 27-28, 2012 Redline at Stateline Primm,NV April 5-8, 2012 Imperial 250 Plaster City, CA July 4-8, 2012 Fireworks 500 Tahoe-Reno Motorplex Reno,NV October 5-7, 2012 Southern Nevada 400 . Pahrump, NV November 9-12, 2012 Riot on the River 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 Same schedule as Best In The Desert KAMLOOPS OFF ROAD RACING Whispering Pines Sports· & Recreation Center KAMLOOPS, BC, CANADA Mike Strange (250) 573-4003 LAS VEGAS SANDSPORTS &· 0FFROAD EXPO (626) 961-3782 <> <> CURT LEDucs OFF RoAD SwAP MEET February 26, 2012 Casino Morongo • Mooe in February 25 Swap Meet February 26 L.I.T.R.E. JEFF ELROD (408) 926-0522 JIMARUTA (408) 247-4402 LOORRS LUCAS OIL OFF RoAD RACING SERIES <> March 31 - April 1, 2012 Firebird Raceway April 21 - 22, 2012 Lake Elsinore May 19 - 20, 2012 Speedworld Off Road Park June 23 - 24, 2012 Miller Motorsports Park August 4 - 5, 2012 Glen Helen Raceway September 1 - 2, 2012 Reno September 22 - 23, 2012 Las Vegas Motor Speedway October 27 - 28, 2012 Firebird Raceway MAMARRITA OFF ROAD RACING LUIS CARLOS AfVAREZO PANAMERICANA AVE #5105 Co. JUAREZ, CHIH., MX 011-52-1637-1799 . MICHIGAN BUGGY BUILDERS Dune Buggy Trade Show (517) 543-7214 <> MICHIGAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS M.T.B. Enterprises Inc. 15529 JONES ROAD GRANO LEDGE, ML 48837 (517) 627-6200 Motorcycles, Quads, ATVs and Pilots only MAORA Mio-AMERICA OFF RoAD AssocIATION P.O. Box664 GREENUP, IL 62428 (217) 962-1318 E-MAIL: <> M.O.R.E. MoJA VE OFF RoAD RAcING ENTHUSIASTS P.O. Box 1231 BARSTOW, CA 92312 760-253-4453 < January 21, 2012 New Years 200 Barstow, CA March 17, 2012 Balls Out 250 Short Course by Slash X Barstow, CA May 19, 2012 M.O.R.E, 500 Lucerne, CA July 21, 2012 Freedom 250 Barstow, CA September 8, 2012 Chili Cook Off Lucerne, CA October 6, 2012 7th Annual Powder Puff Barstow, CA December 1, 2012 Holiday 200 Barstow, CA MICHIGAN SPORT BUGGY As-socIATION DAVE BARRET 6363 NIGHTINGALE DR. FUNT, ML 48506 (810) 730-9221 MOTOWEST WINTER TRIALs SERIES BILL MARKHAM (909) 860-1857 <www. ITStrials.coin> All events at Perris Raceway (At Reed Valley with a schaol) NATIONAL Mun RAcING AssN. RT. #l, 2010 Box 380 DAVE OR MARLENE RYAN PALATKA, FL 32177 (904) 325-5422 NATIONAL TUFF TRUCK ASSN. Butch Chapin Motorsports Promo-. tions 1404 EAST 3RD STREET HASTINGS, MN 55033-1415 (612) 437-2459 NOORA NORTHERN Omo OFF RoAD RACING ASSN. GARY WULFF (724) 283-2678 E-MAIL <> Buggies, Pilot/Odysseys, Trucks, Quads (Spring Valley Raceway, on route 518, 20 minutes SW of Lisbon, OH) Dusty Times

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T (Thunder Valley located 15 mi,;iutes from Spring Valley) NORRA NATIONAL OFF RoAD RACING ASSOCIATION (661) 268-1232 May 5 - 9, 2012 Baja, Mexico Off Road Expo SPIN COMMUNICATIONS (415) 380-3890 OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION Volunteered Series PRESIDENT, 2010 GEOFF LEE 1243 TRICE ROAD LEBANON, TN 37087 (615) 453-5830 C!ASS REP., 2010 1/2-1600 BRUCE MEYERS (865) 453-1005 C!ASS REP., 2010 9 & UNLTD. MICHAEL MOORE (334) 271-7035 Ol.fl1AW REP. DON PONDER. (314) 631-8190 (All Races at Wheeling p the County 900 Acres} Omo OFF RoADERS INc. 1427 GOSHEN HILLS ROAD S.E. NEW PHIIADELPHIA, OHIO 44663 )IM KENDEL (216) 339-4674 All races held at Harrison County Fairgrounds. Cadiz, Ohio ONTARIO OFF RoAD RACERS AssocIATION RICK T!CHBOURNE, PUBLIC REIATIONS (519)-681-4192(H)/(519) 457-2913(W) OuTLA w SEVEN PICKUP 9269 UMMELMAN ST. Louis, MO 63123 (314) 631-8140/Fax: ((314) 631-1921 PACE MOTOR SPORTS U.S. Off Road Championship 495 N. CoMMONS DRIVE AURORA, IL 60504 • (630) 566-6100 <> PENNSYLVANIA SHORT COURSE RACING SMITHTON HOLE RACEWAY 313 SKYLINE DRIVE SMITHTON, PA. 15479 MIKE GEISER 330-683-6263 Short Course Offroad Racing All Races At Smithton Hole Raceway PIKES PEAK P.O. Box 6962 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80934 (719) 685-4400 PINE BARRENs·RouGH RIDERS OFF RoAD RAcING CHATSWORTH, NJ (856) 87 5-7 591 PRoTRUCK PROTRUCK MANAGEMENT lNc. . 11409 PINEHURST DR. LAKEsmE, CA 92040 (619) 885-4458 Protnu:k Schedule consists of all SCORE and Best In The Desert Races PRo 1600 SHOOTOUT COREY GOIN 559-647-6132 GOlNRAClN@l-{OTMAlL.COM PURE ENERGY PROMOTIONS P.O. Box50 RICKETTS, lA 51460 (712) 679-2221 RALLY AMERICA <> January 27 • 28, 2012 Sno*Drift Atlanta, Ml February 24 - 25, 2012 Rally .in the 100 Acre Wood Salem, MO May 4 - 6, 2012. Oregon Trail Rally Portland & The Dalles, OR June 1 • 2, 2012 Susquehannock Trail Rally _ Wellsboro, PA July 13 - 14, 2012 New England Forest Rally Newry, ME Dusty Times September 22 - 23, 2012 Olympus Rally Seattle, WA 22ND RALLYE AlcHA · DES GAZELLES The Only All-Women's Off-Road Rally Raid In The World U.S. Liaison:Kelly Van Hoesen 203-249-1340 Skype: kellanvanhoesen <> March 17-March 31, 2012 France and Morocco RG CANNING PRODUCTIONS, INc. OFF RoAD SwAP MEET P.O. Box400 MAYWOOD, CA 90270-0400 New/Used Off Road Related Parts & Accessories MIKE CAMPBELL 323-560-7469 Ext 507 RocK CRAWLERS AssocIATION OF AMERICA P.O. Box 1406 RIVERTON, UT 84065 (801) 446-5337/Fax: (801) 253-3176 SAN DIEGO SHORT COURSE WINTERNATIONALS A New Series by Snowbird Off Road Racing Pro Tnu:ks, Desert Tnu:ks, Buggies, Pilots, Tough Tnu:k <> (858) 571-5088 SAN DIEoo OFF RoAD EXPosmoN (888) 836 7918 SCCA RoADRALLY P.O. Box 19400 TOPEKA, KS 66619 800-770-2055 <> SFX MOTORSPORTS GROUP 495 N. COMMONS DRIVE, Sum 200 AURORA, IL 60504 (630) 566-6100/(630) 556-6180 Fax SCORE SCORE INTERNATIONAL 23961 CRAFTSMAN Ro., Sum A CAIABASAS, CA 91302 (818) 225-8402/FAX: (818) 225-8102 <> January 13-15, 2012 SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge Laughlin, Nevada · March 9-11, 2012 SCORE San Felipe 250 San Felipe, Baja CA Mexico June 1-3, 2012 SCORE Baja 500 Ensenada, Baja CA Mexico November 14-17, 2012 SCORE Baja 1000 Ensenada To La Paz Baja CA Mexico ' December 8, 2012 SCORE Awards Night To Be Determined · SNORE SOUTHERN NEVADA OFF ROAD ENTHUSIASTS P.O. Box 270516 LAs VEGAS, NV 89127 702-277-2295 February 24 - 26, 2012 Dusty Times Battle At Primm Primm, Nevada April 13 - 15, 2012 PCl Race Radios 300 Ridgecrest, CA June 8 - 10, 2012 Dusty Times 250 Caliente, NV September 7 - 9, 2012 KC Hilites Midnight Special . SNORE/MORE Lucerne, CA October 26 - 28, 2012 SNORE250 Jean, NV December 7 - 9, 2012 Rage At The River Laughlin, NV SONS OF THUNDER 4 WHEELERS RACE DIVISION KEITH STEWART (714) 522-1899 SOUTHEASTERN OFF RoAD CHALLENGE STEVE RULE (800) 313-5621 OR((770) 963-0252 Mike Moore, 2010 (224) 272-5400 SPEED SPORTS EXPO MEGA PRODUCTIONS 3129 S. HACIENDA BLVD. #322 HACIENDA HEIGHTS, CA 91745 (626) 961-6522 SCTA SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TIMING ASSOCIATION & BONNEVILLE NATIONALS, INc. P.O. Box 10 OROS!, CA 93647 (559) 528-6279 (559) 528-9749 FAX <> SOUTHERN SHORT COURSE OFF ROAD RACING ASSN. 4305 WooTIARK DRIVE TAMPA FL 33624 (813) 962-2857 (All Races at Eastbay Raceway, Tampa, FL) TRAXXAS TORC SERIES April 2S-29, 2012 Round 1-2 Cycle Ranch (PRO only) Floresville, TX May 26-27, 2012 Round 3-4 Red Bud Buchanan, Ml June 16-17, 2012 Round 5-6 Crandon International Raceway Crandon, Wl July 13-14, 2012 Round 7-8 Charlotte Motor Speedway (PRO only) Charlotte, NC July 19-20, 2012 Round 9-10 Route 66 Raceway (PRO only) Joliet, IL August 11-12, 2012 Round 11-12 Bark River International Raceway Bark River, MI September 1-2, 2012 Round 13-14 Crandon International Raceway Crandon, Wl CUP RACE Schedule September:?, 2012 AMSOlLCup Crandon International Raceway Crandon, Wl September 2, 2012 Traxxas PRO-Light CUP Crandon International Raceway Crandon, Wl 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 <> V-ORRA VALLEY OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION . 1970 EAST 2ND STREET RENO, NV 89502 775-287-0615 <> March 24-26, 2012 Short Course Prairie City OHV Park, Folsom, CA April 21-22, 2012 Short Course Prairie City OHV Park, Folsom, CA May 26-28, 2012 USA 500 Desert Race Reno/Sparks, NV July 14-15, 2012 250 Mile Night Race Fallon, NV September 1-3, 2012 Yerington 300 Desert Race Yerington, NV October 6-7, 2012 Short Course Prairie City OHV Park, Folsom, CA October 27-28, 2012 Short Course Prairie City OHV Park, Folsom, CA VICENTE GUERRERO OFFROADCUJB PROFO. CENOVIO GAMBOA 0ll-52-616-6-21-91 (2-6 p.m.) 2012 Happenings Continued on page 46 January 2012 Trail Notes .. ~ really meant a lot to us. Going forward, we're confident Rally America competitors will appreciate the increased power and torque offered not only by RallyMax, but MS109E and VPlO0 as well."Both Regional and National Rally teams have the option to either pre-order VP Rally Max, MS109E or VP 100 Racing Fuel from VP's regional distributors in advance of each of the six Rally America National Championship events or purchase the same fuel from the VP Racing Fuels truck which will also be at all National Championship events. 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The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) today announced a $3 million grant by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. to the Foundation to improve the capacity of community-based organizations supporting parks and other public lands. NEEF was joined by U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley and other officials for the announcement. This public-private partnership, consistent with President Obama's America's Great Outdoors Initiative, comes at a time when public lands are in need of financial and volunteer support. U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, said, "I want to thank Toyota for showing all of us how a strong public-private partnership can help preserve and support public parks and lands across our nation. Toyota's $3 million contribution to the National Environmental Education Foundation will help protect our public lands for future generations." 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The Obama administration has made it a priority to reconnect the American people with the recreational, economic and health benefits of being outdoors, and we're grateful for the many partners who are coming together to serve the same priorities." Chair Sutley said, "The America's Great Outdoors Initiative supports communities that are working to protect, restore and promote the parks and public lands and waters that they cherish. Public-private partnerships such as this one between Toyota and the National Environmental Education Foundation are a critical tool to help communities achieve their conservation priorities and preserve and protect our nation's extraordinary natural and cultural heritage." 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BAJA 1000 An_dy/Scott McMillin Win It All By Judy Smith Photos: Trackside Photo Andy and Scott McMillin pooled their sizeable talents to take the Trophy Truck win in Baja, seen here in their Ford F-150. Ensenada, BCN: The father/ son team of Scott and Andy Mc-Millin piloted their Ford Trophy Truck to the overall car/truck victory at SCORE's bedeviled Baja 1000. The absolute overall victory went to the bikes this year, with the Honda team of Kendall Norman, Quinn Cody and Log_an Holladay finishing in 14:14:25. The McMillins' time was 14:51:36, and they were fourth overall. The weather became SCORE's first problem, when the storm that was supposed to soak Southern California about a week before the race, moved south and dumped an inch and a half of rain on Ensenada. This made the wash, which is the roure for both the start and finish of the event, into a swamp. The ciry of Ensenada had equipment working to sluice -it out for the next five days, but their efforts were only partially successful. Everywhere there was a depression, there was a slimy puddle. For years there's been a jump very near the beginning of the wash, and it became a favorite viewing site for the local spectators. This year the jump was gone, the dirt cannibalized to fill in the holes in an attempt to reduce the water level. The lo-cal citizens were unhappy to see the jump disappear, but on race day were treated to an exciting display of splashing, slipping and sliding vehicles, as racers tried to navigate around the puddles and between the spectators. The course was a long, created by the simple expedient of sticking the San Felipe 250 on the "bottom" of the Baja 500 course. This meant that for the third time this year, the racers would be thumping through the San Felipe whoops. After some last-minute re-routing around the new highway construction between Ensenada and Ojos Negros, the race course measured 705 miles, and there was a time limit of 32 hours for everyone. Racing started on Friday morning. The bikes went off the line beginning at 6 a.m., and then there was to be a four-hour break between the last Amateur Quad and the first Trophy Truck. So the first truck racer, Jesse James, was -Justin Davis was a happy camper, he took the gold medal in the Class 1 contest, seen here at speed in his ESM-Chevy. ' to leave at 11:17 a.m. Which he Eventually the truck was empry did, followed by the next dozen and moved out of the way. In or so starters; and then an omi-the meantime, Fish had led the nous quiet settled on the staged remainder of the Trophy Trucks vehicles. Little by little, everyone outward to line up behind those became aware that all the motors previously started, and then they were shut off, and the flagman re-started the first few, and all was no longer waving trucks off the rest, from that point, five the line. Slowly, word filtered miles into the course. Once they'd back that there was a stoppage gone, the officials returned to the on the track at Mile 5. It seems usual start line, on the street in that between the last quad and front of the Convention Center, the first truck, a semi and trailer and flagged off the remaining laden with 2.5 tons of preformed vehicles, one every 30 seconds, concrete for highway construe-just as planned, if two hours later tion, had tried to drive down the than scheduled. It was about five track, which wound through a after one in the afternoon when construction area at that point. the first Class 1 car took the green The driver had apparently found flag. As Race Director, Paul Fish, the very narrow V-canyon not to said later, "It's one of those Baja his liking, decided to back out, things .. " and had jack-knifed and tipped The course popped up out of a bit to one side. The trucks that the Ensenada suburbs into the had been flagged off sat in single Ojos Negros suburbs and headed file, unable to get around by any south from there, over toward means. (Sal Fish later said that Alamcf and K78, where it crossed the incident had occurred at "the the highway and paralleled it for best possible place", because none a while before climbing up to the of the trucks had been able to Summit, then bouncing down slip away and on down course.) and turning north to Cohabuzo SCORE's helicopter hovered Junction. At that point the trail ,, overhead, assessing the situation. turned southward, and eventually Someone was valiantly trying hit Highway 3 again at Borrego. to pull the -truck off the course, After crossing the highway, racers but it was so heavy that the tow- paralleled it, then turned south, straps broke. A call went out for and picked up the San Felipe heavy chains. Ultimately they told course, all the way across Diablo, everyone to relax, and set about through the foothills, and down unloading the truck. By hand. to Matomi. The course then went Time passed. northward, and west up Chanate, Nick and Larry Vanderway and Curt LeDuc drove their Chevy The gold medal in Sportsman Truck went to the trio of Swink/Finnegan/ Silverado to a second place finish in the Trophy Truck class, only 3 Ronny Wilson and John Herder took second place honors in the Class Montano, they're seen here at high speed in their Ford Ranger. minutes out of the win. 1 battle, seen here in their Jimco-Chevy flying high. The Lopez/Gutierrez/Arambula trio flew their Curry to a second place - -• finish in the 1/2-1600 battle, they were three minutes in arrears after The Kellogg/Wilcoxson/Johnson trio took second place honors in the Emilio Salcido had a long time behind the wheel, he finished second in 19 hours of racing. Class 5 skirmish, seen here at high speed headin' for the checkers. Class 5/ 1600, he was 28 minutes in arrears when the checkers flew. Pages January 2012 Dusty Times

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l Don and Ken Moss drove their Ford Bronco to the Class 3 win once again in Baja, of the seven vehicles entered, they were the only finisher. Jim Anderson and Rick Boyer had a really great day, they took first place honors in the Class 5 contest, seen here nicely airborne. Vanderwey at the wheel. LeDuc had started, and driven to Mato-mi, then Larry did the San Felipe part, and Larry got in to finish. Just after Ojos, as he headed toward the Ensenada finish line, the sway bar broke, and Larry said the truck "bicycled." Other than that they reported no problems. They ran the 4 2 inch tires for this event, and said "they were awesome." At one point Nick said he'd had to use the truck's bum-per to "push a stuck spectator" off the course, at a point where the road/ course was only one car wide. Nick said, "This win goes to my brother John, the crew chief, the only one that doesn't get in the truck, but he put a great pitting plan together and that's what got us up front." Their time was 14:54: 11. then northward again, and down Huatamote, then northward par-alleling Highway 5, to the arches in San Felipe, and beyond. After paralleling Highway 5 for a bit, the racers turned west at Three Poles, ran along Highway 3 again, then at Matias Pass got up on the high-way, crossed it and followed the uphill sandy wash along the high-way to the road that heads up to Mikes. They didn't go to Mike's, but turned off back toward Valle de Trinidad, and in the outskirts of that town, went westward, out to Highway 1, and turned south for a bit on the pavement before going further west and out to the beach. There was the usual run up the beach, and through Erendira, then the road turned eastward and climbed up to Santo Tomas, where it hit the highway for a bit, skirting the highway construction there, and going back into the Dusty Times dirt at Uruapan. A northward run then brought everyone back to Ojos, from where they followed the same road in to the finish that they'd run as they went outbound in the morning. The weather didn't do any-thing dramatic either one way or the other - it was windy at Bor-rego and cold at high altitudes, but there was no rain, no heavy fog, no freezing cold. And once the start got sorted out, nothing else occurred to bring things to a halt. And thus, the lead Trophy Trucks charged down the road pretty much unimpeded, and com-peting in one of the tightest races in memory. Sometimes a Baja race can be close at the finish because a competitor has had an on-course problem like a flat or a broken part. But this time the lead trucks were close all the way, causing Andy McMillin to say the race had been "the most intense race I've battles with Rob MacCachren, got ever been a part of." There was no around a couple of the trucks that way for those waiting at the fin- started in front of him, and then ish to predict which truck would gave the truck to his dad. Scott reach the finish line first. drove the San Felipe loop, from The first motorcycle finished Race Mile 200 to Mile 511 and before nine p.m., but it would had one flat tire in there that cost be a long wait for the first Tro- a few minutes. When Andy got phy Trucks, who'd had about a back in the truck, the race was still six-hour wait for the green flag. a close one. He passed Menzies When they finally started to show when he pulled out to fuel, but up, at about 3:25 in the morning, for the most part the race was, as Nick Vanderwey was first on the McM ill in described it, "a freight-road in his Chevy. But right on train free-for-all." "Ir was," he his bumper was Andy McMillin, added, "So much fun. I'm glad to Ford, with the win. Ricky Johnson win my second Baja 1000 with my finished next in Bryce Menzie's dad. 1t means a lot." Scott noted Ford, and before any of them were that this was the 35th year that through doing interviews and tak- rhe McMillins have been racing in ing photos, Mark McMillin's Ford Baja. Their time was 14:51:36. was in. In second place it was the team Andy and Scott McMillin had of Nick and Larry Vanderwey taken the green flag tenth, with a and Curt LeDuc, in their Chevy. formidable array of talent in front They were actually the first team of them. Andy had some dose to cross the finish line, with Nick Bryce Menzies and Ricky John-son, in a Ford, were third. Menzies drove to Mile 540, and Johnson drove to the finish. Menzies said, "Our game plan this whole year was if you win races, you come away with a championship." They lost a few minutes when a jack broke at their fuel stop and the tire didn't go on all the way, and they lost some lug nuts later. John-son (this Johnson is the short-course racer, who is also a past moto-cross, super-cross champion bike racer. He hadn't raced in Baja much in recent years.) said "It is an honor to be back here." Menzies said, "it was rough - holy #!*! " Late in the day he and his navigator felt an odd vibration or wobble, and stopped to check. It took them ten minutes to realize Continued on page 10 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 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 January 2012 Page 9

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that it was that loose wheel. Their time was 14:55:40. ln fourth it was Mark McMil-lin, his son Daniel, and Chuck Hovey in their Ford. Mark started and went to Borrego, then Daniel drove the San Felipe loop, and Hovey got in and went to the finish. Their day was mostly un-eventful. Daniel said the engine sputtered twice, and Hovey had a "slight electrical problem" and ran with only two lights. "All in all" he said, "it was really good." Daniel, who has been racing in Class 1, said that driving a Trophy Truck is a "lot different than driv-ing the Class l. The truck just goes through the holes bigger and better." Their time was 15:19:53. In fifth place it was Clyde Stacy and Juan Carlos Lopez, in their Chevy. Lopez started, Stacy did the San Felipe loop, the Lopez got back in and went almost to the finish, and Stacy did the final section. They said, "We didn't have any real problems and it was a good race overall." They had no flat tires. Stacy, who races in sev-eral classes, had met Lopez when they raced against one another in Class 8 at Laughlin. Stacy said he couldn't beat Lopez, so he got him to drive his Trophy Truck. Their time was 15:40:38. Sixth place went to Jesse James and Jeff Geiser in their Chevy. James had been first in line for the start, and admitted to being "a little nervous." Tavo Vildosola started right behind him, and he said it had been, "an epic day with Tavo -we were back and forth in each other's dust, trading places three times. It was fun just being able to hang with him .. " Geiser drove the San Felipe loop. Then James got back in. He said "We blew some turns and had a couple of flats, but other than that this thing ran great until I rolled it about one mile before the finish. We hit mud and it was just like ice and spun it around and I tried to avoid hitting a tree and put it on its side." A chase truck and a "lot of locals" set him back on his wheels. Their time was 16:24:02. Ken Losch and Tom Oliveria, in a Chevy, were seventh. Losch The Smith/Hermann/Sheets trio took the gold medal for their actions in Class 5/ 1600, they're seen here at high speed on the course. started and finished, and Oliveria Negros, where he got into some drove the San Felipe loop. They mud and landed the truck on its said they'd had no flats. Losch side. At that point he handed over had no reverse gear, and he ex- to his brother, Tim, who went on plained, "We drove with that in to Borrego. Then Ryan Arciero got mind. If we came into a corner in and drove to the finish. (In the and overshot it, we couldn't back meantime, Larry Roeseler started up. We had to make sure we didn't the day in the Herbst #19 truck, overshoot one of those thousands which was intended to be Tim's and thousands of corners." Their ride, and that one lost its motor. time was 16:28:36. The Herbsts are always signed on Robby Gordon was eighth in to each others' trucks, so either his Chevy. He said he'd had no one can hop in at any time if trouble early in the race, but needed.) The "Shark"-had alterna-missed a turn on a fast graded tor issues and the day grew long. road on the San Felipe loop. He Their time was 16:50:32. said, "I haven't crashed that hard Rick Geiser (and Cameron in a long time." The truck rolled, Steele) finished in tenth place in going over "many times" and land- a new GMC he'd built for Steele. ing on its wheels. But it bounced Steele was piloting his old one, on its roof along the way. Said for a while. It was the first out-Gordon, "We were running 130 ing for the truck, and the upper before that so we probably hit links "oblonged". Geiser said the ground at 100 and it was a they'd stopped a few times, and big one." He said that the back of finally welded it. Their time was the truck moved over about three 17:07:00. inches because of the crash, and In eleventh it was Rob Mac-. then about two miles from the Cachren and Robbie Pierce in a finish the drive shaft broke, prob- Ford. MacCachren had a long stop ably as a result. He said he was just when he broke a shock and had past where James was stuck when to wait for the crew to get to him it happened. He made short work for repairs. Pierce got to the finish of repairs and came in to finish in line at 5:38 a.m. with a time for 16:47: 15. He s.~id, "Soloing that the trip of 17:08:01. one was tough. In twelfth it was Dave Crin-Troy Herbst was ninth. He klaw and Mike Thurlow in a started in his Ford which sports a Ford. Crinklaw did the start and new (and more bloodthirsty look- finish and Thurlow did the San ing than the original) shark paint Felipe loop. He said, 'Tm about job in front. He went to Ojos three inches shorter now I think." Josh Quintero and Chris Taylor were the big winners in the Class 6 contest, they're seen here in their Ford Ranger moving very fast. They had only one flat along the way, but Crinklaw slid down the off-camber turn coming out of the Mike's Road area, and was an hour or so getting back up on the course. They also broke an oil pump. Their total time was 17:31:48. Gary and Mark Weyhrich were 13th in their Ford. Mark started and he blew a third member out of Borrego while chasing LeDuc in Yanderwey's truck. Gary had to take parts in to him, and the truck had to be towed to where repairs could be made. It was a long process, and once they got all together, it took an hour and a half to make the repairs. Once Gary got in the truck for his sec-tion he had no trouble, but, he said, the "truck sucks." Their time was 17:38:58. In fourteenth it was Adam and Terry Householder in their Chevy. Adam, who is the son in this father-son team, started the race and went to Mile 470, in the Valle de Trinidad area. He lost his power steering pump at Mile 300, and also had to change front brake rotors somewhere along the way. Terry got in and drove to the finish, having to deal only with one flat tire in his section. He says he still likes his Class 1 car better than the Trophy Truck. Their time was 18:09: 13. Fifteenth place went to Armin Schwarz and Martin Christensen in their BMW. The truck, out for its first race, was the big photo-op of the before-the-race festivities. It looks a bit like an oversized BMW, with no truck bed, and instead, a wing in back. People crawled all over it trying to determine how it differed from the run-of-the-mill trucks. There was also a lot of debate about whether it had a BMW motor or an LS?, and the consensus was that it was an LS? power plant. Schwarz started, Christensen got in at San Felipe. At the finish he said, "we just had a long day - a few little things in the set up - and we stopped at ev-ery pit to check it out." Their time was 18:57:58. Cameron Steele's GMC was next to finish, in sixteenth place. Steele started and lost the bear-ings in the third-member. So he got out and got into the new truck, while Geiser handled the repairs and went on to finish. He said they also had problems with a brake caliper. They had Cody Stuart and Pat Dean signed on as drivers in both trucks. Hard to know who drove what. Their time " was 20:04:43. Roger Norman was 17th in his Ford. He drove all the way. Nor-man said they'd broken "a part that we didn't have a spare of." It was a tube that transports water to cool the transmission cooler . The crew "modified" it, so the broken tubes were disconnected, but that In the Class 6 contest David Caspino and Jason Ruane finished the Eduardo Mejia and a host of other drivers drove the BTC-Subaru to race in second place, they are seen here at high speed on the course. the silver medal in the Class 10 contest, seen here at speed. The Langley/K,eller/ Williams/Carr quartet took second place honors in the SCORE Lite contest, seen here just at touchdown. Joe Baca/ piloted his Lexus LX570 to a second place finish in the Chelsea Magness, Todd Burt and Matt Robinson drove their Protruck Bryce Menzies teamed with Ricky Johnson and Larry Job to take third Stock Full category, Joe is seen here on the course at speed. Ford F-150 to the silver medal in Baja, seen here at high speed. place honors in the Trophy Truck Class, hereat touchdown in theirF-150. Page 10 January 2012 Dusty Times

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16:17:55. In second place it was Ronny Wilson and John Herder in a Jim-co-Chevy. They said they "pitched a belt", had a flat and a throttle body issue that cost a half-hour. Herder started, Ronny Wilson did the middle part, then Herder got back in, and Ronny did the "last little bit." Their time was 16:27:31. In third place, finishing at about ten of six in the morning, it was Brian and Cody Parkhouse in their Jimco Chevy. They said they'd had a "major issue" with a master cylinder, and they'd tried for fix it for a half-hour. Their time was 17:16:13. Dan, Tom and Daniel Chamlee had a really good race, they took Class 7 honors in their Ford Ranger, they are seen here headin' for the finish line. Kent Kroeker and Alan Roach had a really good day, they took the gold medal for their actions in the Class 8 contest, here in their Dodge Ram 1500. Mark and Christopher (C.J.) Hutchins, in a Kreger Chevy, were fourth. Their toughest challenge came when Mark had to drive meant it was not cooling the trans-flats, nothing -lots of water." mission either. He also broke a And sometimes the car ran on six cylinders. The car is a two-seater, was apparently able to sit back and so he did have a navigator, who enjoy the ride. Davis's time was Continued on page 12 shock. His time was 20:08:45. Eighteenth was brothers, Jesse and Adam Ashcraft, in a Ford. Adam started and went to Mile 320, which is at the bottom of the San Felipe loop. Jesse got in there and went to the finish. Adam had got two flat tires at once when he passed LeDuc in an "either/ or", and then, when he was go-ing around the arches, at about 10 miles-per-hour, he "caught an edge" and put the truck on its lid. That cost about 15 minutes. But he said it went well after that. Jesse lost the transmission after the Mike's loop, and that took a couple of hours. They were proud to say that they had finished ev~ry mile of every race this season. Their time was 21:23:26. Gary Magness and Devin Housh were 19th in their Ford. Magness drove all the way, and finished with all his fenders at-tached. He had one flat, and got stuck about 20 miles from the finish. He said he'd seen a short cut in the morning, and saw an-other truck take it on the way out, so he decided to try it on the finish stretch. It turned out to be about "four feet across and six feet deep", and he "totally buried the truck." He waited from about 7 a.m. until about 9:30 for someone to be able to get to him and help him out. (Actually, SCORE sent a tractor in to get him out.) Their time was 21:35:38. In 20th it was Roberto Encinas and Roberto Encinas, Jr. and Da-rnen Jefferies, who all drove, in a Chevy. The Junior Encinas rolled the truck, and he had flats. Jeffer-ies had flats also. Their time was 24:31:57. In 21st it was the team of Glen and Thomas Greer and Shane Pavolka in a Dodge. Glen drove to Mile 395; and Tommy got sick, so Ben Myers filled in and drove to the finish. Shane PavGlka navigated all the way. They said they "flopped it over near Cerro Colorado", and changed a rear cliff in San Felipe. They also had numerous air cleaner problems, and no lights due to the rollover. Their time was 25:46:07, and they were the last finisher in the class, arriving at the checkered flag at 2: 15 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Class 1 had nearly as many starters as the Trophy Trucks, with 26 teams (there'd been 29 Trophy Trucks.) Eighteen-year-old Justin Davis started at the rear of the pack in his ESM Chevy, built by Billy Gasper. He finished first, doing all the driving. He said, "It worked out, we steadily moved up." He also said he drove more "conservatively". He had "no Dusty Times ~,JJ;W~JJJJJJJ.brj!JJ~~ ~-~~~ __.....,.,,-...,..__~ r.P~ ----W 'J ttasi110 Mo,01190, ttaOazo11 {ta, 31eto,stato 10 exit, Mo,01e90 7,aU! a1ed loiU!ow tfco si91es Swap meet is arranged to include the following sections Seetio1t (Jtoi.p <Jost Size 1 USED PARTS & ACCESSORIES $45.00 10'x15' 2 RACE TRUCKS $30.00 10'x15' 3 RACEBUGGYS $30.00 10'x15' 4 MOTORCYCLES $25.00 3'x8' 5 SAND TOYS $30.00 10'x15' 6 QUADS & 3-WHEELERS $30.00 5'x8' 7 TRAILERS & TOW VEHICLES $55.00 10'x20' 8 PRE-RUNNERS $30.00 10'x15' 9 MFG. & RETAIL DISPLAYS $55.00 10'x20' 10 4x4s & JEEPS $30.00 10'x20' Be sure to clean-out those garages and bring your off-road collectables to the fourteenth Annual Off-Road Swap Meet. The only one of it's kind in Southern California's· history! $10.00 ADULTS & KIDS UNDER 12 ARE FREE! To reserve a space fill out this entry form and mail with a check to California Pre-Fun, 39067 Orchard St., Cherry Valley, CA 92223 before February 21, 2012. Name ____________ Street ________________ _ City ___________ State ____ Zip _______ Section _____ _ Move in Saturday 12 p.m. February 25, until show opens at 6 a.m. on Sunday February 26, add $5.00 late fee after 6 a.m. on February 26. Booth space available day of show. /4. Reservations recommended but not required. l'. • ~ PRESENTED BY CURT LeDUC'S CALIFORNIA PRE-FUN For more information call Curt LeDuc (951) 845-8820 January 2012 Page 11

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from Borrego to Mile 321 with no power steering. After that C. J. got in to finish, but they fixed the power steering first. Their time was 18:11:30. The fifth place team was made up of Darnen Jefferies and Mike Voyles in a Jefferies Chevy. Voyles did the start to Mile 200 and also Mile 510 to Mile 665. They had brake problems, and "rebuilt some calipers", and their GPS went out. Voyles said it was "probably the roughest race I've ever been in." In sixth place it was the team of Erik Harp and Ryan Thomas in Steve Sourapas's old car, which they said was an "off brand". Harp drove to Mile 320 and Thomas to the finish. Harp had a flat, and the steering ram came loose dur-ing Thomas's stint. He said they had "mediocre power steering the whole way." Their time was 20:03:23. In seventh it was Brent, Grant and Dale Lenk and Randy Perry in a Penhall. Brent drove to Borrego, with Brett Anderson navigating. They had GPS issues and were stuck in a sand wash at Mile 158 for an hour. Perry did the San Felipe loop, with Jayme Washburn navigating, and Grant drove to the finish, with Washburn still in the navigator's seat. In Perry's section they'd had a broken alternator wire that cost them 20 minutes. Their total time was 20: 17: 16. Brothers David and Mike Greenhill and Mike Boone, in a Jimco, finished eighth. Their torque convertor leaked, their rear shocks lost their valving, and they lost motor oil and had an early flat. Their time was 20:56:21. They were the last finishers in the class. Kind of amazing that 72% of the Trophy Trucks made it to the finish, but only 30% of the Class 1 cars got there. How things have changed. In the 1-2/1600 class there were 21 entries, and first to the finish line was the team of Luke McMillin and Justin Smith, in an AlumiCraft. McMillin started, Smith drove the middle and Mc-Millin finished. During McMil-lin's first stint a rock took out the oil cooler, so he "milked it" in to Christian Hall, Jerry Penhall and Marl< Tai/a drove their Penhall Chevy to the Class 10 win in Baja, they're seen here just at liftoff. Smith, and he then "milked it" to the crew, who installed a new oil cooler. They also lost their rear brakes early, but described their problems as "minor issues." Their time was 19:31:15. In second place it was Daniel Lopez, Ambrosio Gutierrez, and Adolfo Arambula in a Curry. Lopez did the start to Borrego, Arambula did the San Felipe loop, and Gutierrez finished. They said their suspension was too soft, they had no brakes, and their engine had lost power. Their time was 19:34:30, very close on the bum-per of the winning team. In third it was Hector Sarabia, Eliseo Garcia, Edmundo Fernan-dez, and Juan Mayoral in a Romo. They had electrical problems in Matomi, and the car stopped twice, costing them 30 minutes. But they had no flats, and never got stuck. Their time was 21:00:57. Fourth was earned by Arturo and Abel Velazco and Esteban Cruz, in a VBR. Arturo started and went to Morelia, Abel did the San Felipe loop, and Cruz went to the finish. They broke the base on their fuel pump, and the car kept stalling. They changed filters, but that didn't help, and finally had to wire up the base. They also had two flat tires. Their time was 21:10:51. In fifth place it was Cody Rob-inson, Tanner Harris and Roberto Romo in a Romo. Harris started and drove to Borrego, Robinson got in and went to 319, and then his back hurt, so Quentin Tucker got in and brought it back to Bor-rego. Romo got in next, and did o.k., but lost a torsion bar, which tore up a tire. It was so flat it made it very hard to drive in the dirt. Their last 25 miles were dif-ficult, with the right rear corner all sagged out, and the car tilted at a 45 degree angle, so the left front tire and wheel were up in the air. This made it difficult .to make the turns, as might be expected. Their time was 21:13:10. In sixth it was Jesus Velez, Rodrigo Elorduy, Rodrigo Feria, and Victor Lugo who all drove, in a PKF chassis. Velez hit a rock and rolled over three times before he got to K77. That cost them 30 to 45 minutes. And, they also had four flat tires and had shock prob-lems. Their time was 22:39:03. Seventh went to Kevin J. Walsh, Kori Scow, Marcos Tavarez, and Brennan Lambert, who all drove, and Shawn Umphries, who drove and navigated, and Mike Lichten-feld, who navigated, in a Penhall. At Mile 180 they broke a wheel on a rock, and got passed by five cars. Then they also hit a boulder and lost a light. Their time was 23:05:08. The eighth place team was Wes McKenzie, Lorenzo Torres, Alex Navarrete, Albert Medina, and George Jimenez in a Bonner The lee Bannings, Jr. and Sr. and Rick Graf took first place honors in SCORE lites in their Foddrill, here at high speed on the course. Hawk. Navarrete drove to Mile 100, and he had c.v. issues. Ji-menez went to Borrego, McKenzie did the San Felipe loop and had a flat, Medina went to Ojos, and Navarrete finished. Their time was 23:07:27, only two minutes and 19 seconds behind seventh place. The ninth place team was Brian Wilson, Kyle Quinn, Cory Boyer, and Sammy Ehrenberg in a Kre-ger. They had alternator problems in the night, and Wilson got sick. They suspected food poisoning. Their time was 23:17:49. In tenth it was Sergio Galindo and Alejandro Blendio in a Curry. They said they'd rolled it, and it sported a dented roof, but had no other problems. Their time was 23:58:50. The 11th place team was Jay Reichert and Andrew Neal in a Jimco. Reichert did the start to Mile 320, and then Mile 655 to the finish, while Neal did all the rest. Neal broke a front spindle and arm, which cost the team an hour and a half. Their time was 23:58:50. In 12th place it was brothers Ramiro and Carlos Escobedo in a Mirage. Carlos started and Ramiro finished. They said their front suspension had been broken since San Felipe. Their time was 24:34:18. In 13th it was brothers Andrew and Steve Myers in a Lothringer. Andrew started and went to Mile 400, and Steve drove to the fin-ish. Andrew got "a little stuck" in a wash in Matomi and lost a couple of hours. They had "great . fun chasing down the 1603 car." {J.J. Schnarr) The throttle cable snapped on Steve, so he came in on idle. Their time was 25:04:29. The 14th place finisher was the Garibay of Francisco Escabeno, Nicholas Galindo and Luivan Voelker. Escabeno started, Galin-do did the middle and Voelker fin-ished. They broke both rear arms, one at Borrego and one in the middle of Matomi. The Checker pit there fixed it for them. They said they were "Happy to be here - alive!" Their time was 25:24:37. In 15th it was Michael Power, Alex Roy and Travis Fletcher in a car that Fletcher built. Power, had never been off road before this, but nonetheless he's writing a book about off road racing. They had only one flat to trouble them along the way, and said also that car number 1400 hit them "be-cause we were in the way." Power thought that was "very rude." Their time was 25:54:06. The sixteenth place team was J. J. Schnarr, Mark Leverett and Mike Decker in a Levco. Schnarr started, Leverett did the San Fe-lipe loop and Decker finished. Joanna Rodriguez navigated. They said that during the night they got stuck in the silt with a bunch of others, and they'd got each other Brian Parkhouse, with help from Cody drove his Jimco-Chevy to the The Garcia/Sarabia/Mayoral trio finished third in the 1600 skirmish, Gavin Skilton and brother Darren drove their Honda Pilot to a third place finish in the Class 6 competition, here at high speed. bronze medal in Baja, seen here flyin' low on the course. seen here in their Mayoral on their way to the checkered flag. John and Morgan Langley drove their Racer-Chevy to a third place finish in the Class 10 competition, seen here at high speed headin' home. Page 12 The lisa/lisa/Jones/Hemmingson team raced their Foddrill to a Mark McMillin, Daniel McMillin and Chuck Hovey ran their Ford third place finish in SCORE lites, here at high speed on the course. F-150 to a first off the podium finish in the Trophy Truck competition. January 2012 Dusty Times

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r Justin Matney, Jerome Mi/tier and Ramon Fernandez took top honors in Class 11, they are seen here just at touchdown headin' for the finish line. out. Their time was 26: 14:44. In seventeenth it was the team of Jim Goff, Shane Balch, and Mark Gera in a Lothringer. We had apparently given up the ghost by then, and missed talking to them. Their time was 29:31:30. The eighteenth, and last, 1600 team to finish consisted of Brad Wilson, Justin Munyon, Sammy Ehrenberg and Brian DeNault in Kreger. We didn't get to talk to them, but would like to know what made a team of skilled and highly experienced racers in a good car, so late. Their time was 31:37: 12, only 22 minutes and 42 seconds ahead of their cut-off time. In this class, the finish rate was 85%. In Class 3 there were seven starters and just one survived. To no one's surprise, it was the Ken and Don Moss team in their Bron-co. They finished at about 3:30 on Saturday afternoon, muttering about the course being, "just so rough." Don, who finished, said that the steering linkage had come loose near Llano Colorado and Ken, his brother, had "stuffed it into a mountain." They'd had no rear brakes after that. They split the San Felipe loop three ways, with Ken and Don, and Dave Grumman each doing a part of it. Said Don, "By far the tough-est one I've ever done." He noted that they'd been "in first gear and 4WD in some of the whoops" in the San Felipe area. He added that in the area coming into Bor-rego, early in the race, "cars were stuck everywhere." The delayed start meant that by the time the Class 3 drivers got to the Sum-mit, just about 115 miles into the race, it was already dark for them. Their time to the finish line was The Stock Full gold medal was awarded to Wes Bevly Ill, Bryan Groesbeck and Chad Bunch as they won the Stock Full Class in their Ford F-150. 25:28:56. fuel line that caused the motor to Class 5 had four entries this flood, but they had no flat tires. time, and at the end of the day They said they'd been "saving the there were three fi.nishers. In car" because they wanted to earn first place it was the team of Jim a Toyota Milestone Award for Anderson, Rick Boyer and Mike finishing every race this season. Belk. Jim and his wife, Ann, were Their time was 20:06:18. the starting team, and drove to And in third it was Kevin Carr, Borrego with no issues beyond Luis Barragan and Kent Lothring-" one stuck." Then Boyer drove the er. Barragan did the San Felipe San Felipe section, and he had a lobp, Carr started and Lothringer flat tire in the dump -no surprise finished. He broke the rack and there. Mike Belk got in for the pinion. Their time was 24:06:05. final part, with Mike Terry navi- Class 5-1600 seems to be strug-gating. Belk said it was "one of the gling as far as SCORE races are most physically demanding 1000s concerned. There were only four we've done." They said they had of them entered in the 1000. "nursed it in" to be sure they'd (There is also a new Sportsman finish. Their time was 19:27:34. 5-1600 class, with lower entry fees, In second it was Cody Kellogg, but it had only three entries, none who did the start to Borrego, Rick of whom finished.) Wilcoxon who did the San Felipe In first place it was Jeffrey loop and Troy Johnson who drove Smith, who started the day, and from Borrego to the finish. Wil- Justin Hermann, who got stuck in coxon had some problem with a the silt, broke an axle and had fuel filter problems. But, they said, there was "nothing major." Their time was 27: 17:56. Second place was earned by Emelio Salcido, Enrique Zazueta, and Federico Montes. Salcido did the start through the San Felipe loop, while Montes did San Fe-lipe to Santo Tomas and Enrique Zazueta brought it to the finish from there. They broke their rear torsion bars and had a clogged fuel filter, but, they said, ""It was a good day." They were happy to have second place. Their time was 27:45:09 and the others didn't make it in. In Class 6 there were 12 start-ers. The win went to Josh Quin-tero and Chris Taylor in a Ford Ranger. Quintero started and fin-ished, and Taylor did the San Fe-lipe loop. They broke the driveline after the double check near San Matias, and that cost 15 minutes. They were stuck once, but got themselves out with the "Old back and forth routine lots of times." This was the first race for the truck. Their time was 20: 18:30. Second place went to David Caspino and Jason Ruane in an-other Ford. Caspino was stuck in the silt for 32 minutes and they ran out of gas. Ruane drove off the off-camber turn coming down to Valle de Trindad and was an hour and a half getting out again. Their time was 20:46:35. In third it was Gavin and Dar-ren Skilton in their Honda Pilot. When they finished on Saturday at about 1 p.m., there was no bodywork, and without it the truck looked like some kind of Continued on page 14 2012 MEXICAN 1000 RALLY Mexicali-Bahia de Los An·geles-Loreto-La Paz-San Jose del Caho _April 28 -May 2, 2012 HO ORI G THE PAST. FD GI G THE FUTURE. FIOEICOMISO PU8LICO PARA iiiiiii ~~ • •••c• Dusty Times National Off Road Racing Association I \ Since 1967 January 2012 Mexicali XX Ayuntamiento 661.268.1232 Page 13

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strange open-wheel car. It was all slimed with mud, so it was impos-sible to tell if there were numbers or names on it, and for a few sur-prised moments, the people at the finish line just stood gawking at the apparition. Skilton explained that at Morelia Junction the body had "levitated off" at about 100 miles per hour. The crew caught it and put it on the trailer. Skilton said he "liked it better with the body." Their time was 23:13:39. Fourth went to Marc Burnet in a Ford. He said at one point he'd been in the lead and his alterna-tor belt went bad. He was able to fix it, but then lost his rack and pinion in the middle of nowhere (Mile 274) and had to wait for parts. All told, that cost him about three hours. He was driving with a not-quite-healed collar bone and said it "hurts a lot." His time was 23:17:45. In fifth it was Rene Brugger, Pat Dailey and Heidi Steele in their Ford. Steele announced the day before the event that she would drive very little of the race, preferring to err on the side of caution, since she's in the early stages of pregnancy. Brugger blew a transmission at San Felipe and had to wait for parts to get to him. It meant a loss of three hours. Their engine was also losing oil, and they had to stop many times to add it. Dailey drove the San Felipe loop. The team reported to flat tires. Their time was 23:40:48. The team of Greg Hempel, Joe Leeper and Jason Hansen, fin-ished sixth in a Mason PreRunner. They apparently came in some-time after we gave up, thinking no more vehicles could make it in within the time limit. Their time was 29:18:15. In Class 7 the first place team was the Chamlee family and friends, who often go above and beyond the expected to get their Ford to the finish. This time was no exception. Dan did all the driv-ing, but had a series of navigators, beginning with his son Daniel, then Kurt Kimball, Amy Tate and Dave Owen. Early on they had a problem with the GPS not working, and finally discovered Jessica McMillin, with help from Hector Cuadras and Chris Andrews took the gold medal in the Protruck division, seen here in the Ford F-150. that if he turned his lights off and on again, the GPS would start to work again. It seems that the LED lights were warming the GPS an-tenna and causing that problem. Then they developed a hole· in the exhaust manifold, which they plugged with a rock and duct tape 'til they could get to a pit for a welded patch. At one point the engine ran lean and cut out, and they fiddled with things a bit, and it started to work again, but they don't know why. When he got to the final few miles he was way in front of the next competitor, but the stretch between Ojos and the finish line has snake-bit him in the past, so they sent his son, Thomas, out with a truck to be nearby just in case. Good thing. The race truck's third member broke at Mile 635. Thomas had a flat on the way in to the rescue. Still, ultimately, they got the race truck repaired and it got to the finish line at about 2: 15 p.m., in time to record a fifth win at a Baja 1000, and he'd completed every mile of every event this year, making him a Milestone award winner. They didn't manage to get Thomas and the chase truck back to camp until about 1 a.m. Chamlee's time for the race was 25:18:39. In second place it was Arturo Alvarez and Quetzalli Cortez in a Ford. They arrived after we had gone for dinner. Their time was 31:46:40, perilously close to the 32 hour time limit. Class 7SX had two starters, but no finishers. In Class. 8 there were two en-tries, and one of them made it to the finish. Kent Kroeker and Alan Roach shared the driving in their Dodge Ram. Frank Martinek navi-gated and said it was "really fun!" Kroeker drove the start, through the San Felipe loop and back to Borrego. Roach then drove to the finish. They said that the motor got wet and wasn't running well. Their time was 20:43: 11. In Class 10, there were ten starters and nine finishers. At the front of the pack it was a Penhall Chevy, driven by Jerry Penhall, Mark Talla and Christian Hall, the owner of the car. Penhall started, Talla did the middle and Hall finished. They said they'd had one flat coming off the Sum-mit. Hall had a second purpose for his drive - he spread the ashes of his dad, Hank Hall, as the car motored along the trail. Their time was 19:50:03. In second place it was a Wide Open Baja car with a Subaru motor, driven by Jessi Combs, Eduardo Mejia, Jeff Johnson, Pat-rick McIntyre, and John Mcinnis. Their time was 23:57: 14. Third place went to the father and son team ofJohn and Morgan Langley and Rob Harman, in a Racer Chevy. John started, Har-man did the San Felipe loop, and Reid Rutherford, Danny Thompson and Benn Vernadakis drove their Mason-Chevy to the Class 7-2 win seen here all bright and shiny. Morgan finished. They had elec-trical issues and lost four hours. · Their time was 25:36:55. In fourth it was Shelby and Cody Reid, Daniel Folts and Tra-vis Fletcher. In a Preco EcoTech. Shelby started and she had no problems in her section which went to Mile 206. Cody got in and lost the clutch at Mile 273. They replaced it in a sand wash in San Felipe. Then Folts drove from Mile 450 to Ojos, and Fletcher finished. Their time was 25:54:35. Sergio Salgado, Gustavo Pinu-elas and Cesar Castillo, in a Jim-co Honda, finished in fifth place. Salgado, last year's champion, did the start to Mile 405, and he had one flat tire. Then Pinuelas drove to the finish. Near Uruapan, at Mile 620, they had a problem with a timing belt and lost eight hours because they had to wait for parts to get to them. After that they had no more problems. Their time was 25:58:24. Sixth place was earned by Kyle Tucker, Brad and Roger Lovell, Joel Weinberger, Bud Brutsman, and Andrew Comrie-Picard in a BTC Subaru. It was a Wide Open Excursions entry, and somehow these folks were "voted" into the ride on Facebook. Some had nev-er been in Baja before. They came down and practiced for four days, and broke a few things while pre-running, but in the race had only "little mechanical things", but no flats and no "driver induced" failures. Their time was 27:42:26. In seventh it was John Mar-tensen, Albert McMullen and Kirk Kontilis in a MCM Chevy. Kontilis started, McMullen did the San Felipe loop and Martens-en finished. They lost five hours when a c.v. joint broke and ruined an axle. They had to "walk out of the desert", to get help. Their total time was 27:49:06. Eighth place went to Brian and Jacob Valentine, Peter DeSantis, and Matt Swann all from Wash-ington, in a BTC Subaru. Their time was 31:12:35. In ninth it was Peter and Ste-ven Hajas in a Kreger Chevy. We missed them at the finish some-how. Their time was 31:32:10 and they were the last in the class to get back to Ensenada. SCORE Lite had 12 entries, and at the front of the pack it was no surprise to see the Lee Ban-nings, Jr. and Sr., and Rick Graf, in their Foddrill. Senior did the start to Borrego, Graf drove the San Felipe loop and Junior we11.~ to the finish. They said they had "No problems, no flats, no noth-ing. When it's good it's so easy!" He did complain just a bit, saying, "That was awesome 'til the last wa-ter hole!" Their time was 19: 14:47. In second it was Zak Langley, Paul Keller, and Bernie Carr. Langley started and got out at Bor-Arturo and Abel Velazco with Estaban Cruz raced their VBR to a Mark and Christopher Hutchins raced their Kreger-Chevy to a fourth fourth place finish in the 1/2-1600 contest, seen here with the In the Class 10 competition it. was Shelby and Cody Reid with Dan place finish in Class 1, they are seen here at speed on the course. hammer well down. ~-wiiiii!!Ei Folts taking fourth place honors in Class 10, here flyin' low. The Plowman/Munson/Stafford trio flew their Kreger to a fourth The Stacy/Lopez/Matney Chevy Silverado took fifth place honors Cody Robinson and Roberto Romo drove their Romo to a fifth place place finish in the SCORE Lite competition, seen here nicely airborne. in the Trophy Truck competition, here nice and clean early on. finish in the 1/2-1600 competition in Baja, seen here runnin' hard. Dusty Times January 2012 Page 14

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The Class 4 gold medal went to Tony Miglini, Jason Hart and Mike Shatynski they are seen here in their Predator X18-Chevy. rego, and then Keller got in and did the San Felipe loop. Not only did he get the roughest part of the course, but he had to drive it with no power steering. The crew worked on the steering before Carr got in, changing out three of the parts. But that didn't fix it. Carr drove it to the finish, and their time was 19:56: 10. Third place went to a whole gang of folks in Steven Lisa's Fod-drill. In addition to Lisa, there was his son Tony, then Davy Jones, Mickey Parker, Chuck Heminson, and Dillon Brown. Some of them both drove and navigated. They said that "nothing broke", and then mentioned a broken rear spring at San Felipe. They said they lost little time, changed tires, and the race was "drama free!" Jones said he raced last year, but "avoided the silt beds", and that this year he learned about them. They finished on a right front flat. Their time was 23:55:45. (By the way - it is that Davy Jones -OTP racer, LeMans winner, Indy racer . . He was introduced to Off Road racing by Roberto Guerrero, who has raced a Baja Challenge car several times.) Fourth place was earned by Ryan Plowman, Brian Munson, Chad Cummings and Jeremy Staf-ford in a Kreger. They made the most dramatic finish of the day, coming in on the pavement with the front of the floor pan dragging and the front end of the car held together with tie downs. Plowman started the day, Munson drove the San Felipe loop and Cummings finished. Plowman got barbed wire in the rear hub, was stuck in the silt, and had to have the front end welded "back on." Munson broke the steering ram in his sec-tion and Cummings ripped off the front skid plate and the water in the last wash took it completely away, leaving the floor folded back and dragging. AB they left the fin-ish area it was possible to follow their progress by the unholy noise that dragging floorpan made on the pavement of Ensenada. Their time was 26:24:39. In fifth it was the Rafael Navar-ros, lil and IV, and Vic Bruck-mann in a J imco. Bruckmann did the start to Mile 296. He said the "trans and CVs went", and "a number of things", and "our pit guy at Matomi couldn't be found." He went on, "The radios quit, people got lost, we picked up the wrong parts and the pre-run-ner won't pull the race car." The Ensenada Pit Club helped them - they put the new transmission in. Bruckmann and the navigator waited four hours to be found, then it took two hours to get them out. Once fixed, the car "ran like a champ." Down near the end of the race, with "IV" driving, they found that the "locals blocked all the dry areas with tires or rocks -' Viry Felix took top honors in the Sportsman Buggy class, he's seen here in his Varo-VW at high speed on level ground. but they weren't throwing things." Their time was 26:53:30, and even with all the trouble, Rafael IV was the class season points winner. In sixth place it was Jeff Sanca, and Doug and Ian Maxwell in a Porter. Sanca, who comes from Canada to race, drove the start to Borrego, and then Doug and Ian Maxwell did the San Felipe loop and on to Valle de Trinidad. San-ca went to the finish from there. He blew a c.v. on the summit and the Maxwells blew one in their section. They also got stuck on the south end of the -San Felipe loop in the dark. They dug, and used trees as traction, and it took about 30 minutes to get unstuck. Their time was 28: 18:42. The seventh place team was Arnoldo Ramirez, Ricardo Malo, and Lobs am Yee in a J imco. Ramirez started, Malo got in at Borrego, and Yee went to the fin-ish. At Mile 77 they had motor problems, and Malo went to Mexi-cali for heads. They reassembled the motor, but by then it was very late. They had no trouble in the San Felipe loop and Yee got in to come to the finish. He had a fuel pump problem, which he thought was probably getting "stuff from the fuel cell" in it. Their time was 28:30:30. In Class 11 the team of Jus-tin Matney, Jerome Miltier and Ramon Fernandez finished in 31:41:13. We had already left the finish line, unfortunately, and didn't get their story. This is one of Clyde Stacy's team cars, and as usual, the team puts as much ef-fort into their Class 11 as they do their Trophy Truck. In the Stock Full class the winning team was Wes Bevly lll, Bryan Groesbeck, and Chad Bunch in a Ford. Bevly started, with Mickey Salinas navigating, and then Bunch drove, with Gary Crickmore navigating. They said they had just one flat and a bro-ken header needed welding, but nothing major had gone wrong. Their time was 27: 18:46. Joe Baca! was second in his Lexus, finishing in 29:27:09, as we took our dinner break apparently. In third it was Sam Edgar and Rod Hall in a Hummer Hl. This was the 44th Baja 1000 and the 44th time that Hall raced in the event. Unfortunately they finished while we ate dinner. Their time was 30:54:28. The Stock Mini class had two starters, but no finishers. In the Protruck class, the win-ning team was Jessica McMil-lin, Hector Quadros and Brady Thompson in a Ford. McMillin started, and she said they "had a minor rollover in the water out of Ojos", but lost only about a half hour. But then she said, "It was a long day!" Their time was 25:21:31. In second place it was Chelsea Magness, Steve Knudson, Mike McNaughton and Todd Burt, who all drove, and Armando Guzman navigated. Burt stuck it in the silt for an hour and a half, and Mag-ness put it on its side. At Mile 300 their starter broke, at Mile 340 a balljoint broke. They had "a lot of hours of downtime", but said it was fun. Their time was 29:18:05. In third it was Rob Reinertson, Sean Yudice, and Al Hogan in a Ford. They came in after we had left the finish line. Their time was 31:53:37 and they were the last team in the class to finish. Class 7-2 had four starters, but only one managed to fin-ish. That was Reid and Jessica Rutherford, Ben Vernadakis and Danny Thompson in a Mason-Chevy. Reid drove and Jessica navigated from the start to Mile 400. Then Vernadakis drove to San Vicente and Thompson went to the finish with Bob Bower navi-gating. Thompson, son of Mickey, hadn't raced in Baja for many years and was really surprised at how rough it's become. Their time was 23:17:38. Class 4, which is for open-wheel cars with Eco-Tech motors, had three starters and three fin-ishers. In first place it was Tony Miglini, Jason Hart and Mike Shatynski in a Predator. Tony Mi-glini did the first part, which he said was "brutal". Then Shatynski drove the San Felipe loop, and he had a flat and some suspension pieces came loose. Hart drove from Borrego to the finish. They said it was the first time the car finished a race, and it was a "long, hard struggle." All of the team ex-cept for Shatynski, are from Texas. Their time was 24:30:51. In second place it was Mike Shaffer and Daniel Aeberli and Shawn Twitchell in a Full Po-tential Chassis. Shaffer started, Twitchell did the middle and Aeberli finished. They lost an alternator, had a flat, had no third gear and got stuck in the silt. Their time was 24:40:13. Third went to Clyde Stacy and Eduardo Laguna in a PSD Chevy. They lost their transmission at Continued on page 46 Jesse James came up from Texas to race his Chevy Silverado in the Darnen Jefferies and Mike Voyles Sr. piloted their Jefferies-Chevy Jesus Velez, Rodrogo Fevvla and Victor Lugo drove their PKF to a Baja 1000. Jesse finished sixth in his Trophy Truck, here at speed. to a fifth place finish in the Class 1 action, here in the muck. sixth place finish in Baja, seen here hustlin' through the dark. Luke McMillin and Justin Smith pooled their talents to take the TheLenks, Brett, GrantandDalepilotedtheirPenhal/Chevytoaseventh Class 1/2-1600 win, but, it was close, they only had three minutes John Matney, Jim Bunn and Charlie Holbrook finished second in place finish in Class 1, they're seen here at high speed on the course. on their competition. Sportsman Buggy in Mexico, seen here in their RGBuggy-Chevy. Dusty Times January 2012 Page 15

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MORR BANQUET Food And Fun For All By Mike Reusche Photos: Was this a well attended banquet or not? We don't know how many were actually in attendance but it sure looked like a full house. Glenview, IL -The Traxxas TORC Series presented by AM-SOIL Sportsman Banquet was held this past Saturday at the Paper Valley Radisson in Apple-ton, Wisconsin. The banquet was hosted by MORR (Midwest Off-Road Racing) with 230 off-road enthusiasts in attendance. Before Brent and Brock Smith captured second place in the Super Stock Truck Championship for the year 2011. A good night for the Classix folks: Dale Chestnut was the big winner, Rob Weiland was second and Mike Mischler was third overall. Chuck was named MORR Guy Of The Year, Dan Vanden Heuvel Greg Stingle and Brad Lamarche were the Mastercraft Safety Impact claimed the Farmer John award. Racing year end winners. i====::::::::=====;;;::::=;:=================================:; A well deserved MORR Lifetime Achievement Award was happily Don Demeny was the recipient of the MORR Tough Luck Award, received by Tom Schwartzburg. Don competes in Super Stock Truck races. Nick Baumgartner was the second place winner in the always hotly contested Stock Truck Division. The Championship Awards and the USA C Medals were on display The 10 Crandon World Champions display the rings they will proudly The top 6 drivers in the Stock Truck Division get their pictures took for all to gloat over or to look at with sorrow. wear. _a_t _th_e_b_a_n_q~u_e_t. __________________ _ Page 16 January 2012 Dusty Times

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MORR Guy of the Year -Chuck Lund, MORR Lifetime Achieve-ment Award -Tom & Ruth Schwartzburg, Farmer John Konitzer Award -Dan Vanden Heuvel The MORR Guy of the Year Award was also presented with a complimentary weekend stay at the South Point Casino in Las Vegas, compliments of the South Point Casino. Special year end awards were presented by Mastercraft Safe-ry, Impact Racing, FSD Designs, Teamtech Motorsports, and the South Point Casino. Brad Lamarche took home the coveted gold medal for being Formula 4x4 Steve Oman addresses the audience, Steve was the Crandon light Buggy Once the presentations were complete, socializing continued as the music began and many dis-cussed plans for the 2012 season. champion. champion. ,:;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;===========;::::::;;:;;::;;:::;;;;:::::::::;;,=====, MORR President and Farmer John Award winner Dan Vanden Heuvel displays a heavily autographed helmet. Matt Ives was declared the MORR Stock Truck Champion andhere shows off his trophy and ring, a good fit we hope. Greg Stingle was the TORC light Buggy Champion, seen here with family right after dinner. the fun and festivities began, MORR used much of the day holding class meetings to discuss concerns and recommendations for the upcoming 2012 TORC Sportsman rulebook. Later in the afternoon, MORR held a General · Meeting which included the election of two new board members, Jerry Conrad and Scott Behnke. Before the banquet, the "Bench Dusty Times Racing" hour was sponsored by Crandon International Off-Road Raceway and Bark River Off-Road Raceway. Once everyone found their table and ~njoyed their dinner, the festivities began with the open-ing prayer from Jay Schafer. Then Scott Rehn and Amanda Fonferek put together a beautiful tribute to Rick and Jeff Huseman, The evening continued as the master Light Buggy 1st - Greg Stingle 2nd -Matt Gerald 3rd - Todd Lemke 4th - Jaime Kleikamp 5th - Steve Oman 6th - C.PaitVB. Holtger Super Stock Truck 1st - Scott Beauchamp 2nd -Brent/Brock Smith 3rd - Justin Keehner 4th - l,.arry Maciosek 5th - Jerry Conrad Stock Truck 1st -Matt Ives Single Buggy Champion Brad Erickson fr), Mark Steinhardt (center) and Rob Kinner (I) were class champs, first, second and third. 2nd - Nick Baumgartner 3rd - Wayne Schunk 4th - Bob Birkholz 1600 Buggy 1st - Brad Erickson 2nd - Mark Steinhardt 3rd - Rob Kinner 4th - Bob Blaney Super Buggy 1st -CJ Greaves 2nd - Bob Klaus 3rd - Steve Krieman Formula 4x4 1st - Brad Lamarche 2nd - Dave Miah 3rd - Charlie Bell Classix 1st - Dale Chestnut 2nd - Rob Weiland 3rd - Mike Mischler Scott Beauchamp was the Super Stock Champion and the FSDDesigns year end winner displays his winners check. Super Truck of ceremonies Cheyne Statezny, kept the crowd entertained all night as the awards were being handed out. In 2011, the TORC Sports-man Championship Points was funded by a portion of each racer's weekend entry fees, as well as dona-tions from Crandon International Off-Road Raceway, Bark River Off-Road Raceway, and MORR. The Championship Points fund awarded just over $20,000 to 31 Sportsman Competitors. All the class champions re-ceived an Oakley Watch, a MORR commemorative plaque, and a USAC medallion honoring their accomplishments. • Jay Schafer led a contingent from Crandon International Off-Road Raceway that presented the World Championship rings to the winners in attendance. The MORR awards were next on the agenda: Driver of the Year - Matt Ives, Team of the Year - Smith Brothers Motorsports, Rookie of the Year -Nick Baumgartner, Best Win - Nick Byng, January 2012 Hard Charger -Justin Keehner, Most Improved Driver- Nick Byng, Tough Luck Award -Don Demeny, 1st -Dan Baudoux 2nd - Bob Gremler 3rd - Dave Bayer f'lred 0, It 11111 vacation rentals available in the exclusive Indian Wells country Club In the sunny Palm Springs area of southern California. Two or three bedrooms, furnished for your complete relaxatlon1 and, if you are a glutton for punishment, play go f on either of two beautiful courses. FYI, wireless Internet and long distance phones calls (USA) Included. starting at $4,500 In season (January thru April) or $2,300 per month out of season. Call (760) 345-6124 Page 17

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, , / 1 ,,, I,,,•,, I•, I, , , I I,,,,,, t I I/, 1 1 I I, .II' J / 1 I I (/ff' r I I < / ' t' • o I''' 'f o •' O •'''I' 'I I'/ t ' I I I, o' I, I I' ~rmH~ TRANSWEST FORD HENDERSON 250 Justin & Bob Loftin Take It All By Judy Smith Photos: Track.side Photo The gold medal in the Trick Truck competition went to Adam Householder and his crew, they are seen here just airborne on the course, they were the third overall. Justin and Bob Loftin drove their Jimco to a gold medal finish in the Class 1500 competition, they were first overall as well, seen here at speed headin' home There was a big crisis on Fri-day night, when Casey Folks discovered that his own personal stash of firewood, neatly stacked by the BITD truck, had been stolen while he was attending to registration and contingency business in Henderson. It's not known if he discovered who the culprit was, but the thiefs future in off road racing is dim if Folks identifies him. Ultimately, some friendly souls brought Folks a resupply of wood, a smudge pot and a portable propane heater. His day was a long one, begin-ning at sunrise and lasting until the wee hours of Sunday morn-ing, and it would have been Justin Lofton drove a steady pace in his J imco Class 1500 car to take the overall win at the BITD's end-of-the-year Hender-son 250. The first week in December is usually not warm and toasty in the Nevada desert, and this year was no exception, with be-low freezing temperatures and bone chilling wind. Pit crews, race officials and spectators were so bundled up that long time friends couldn't recognize one another. Many layers of clothes, scarves, ear muffs, arctic-type hats and balaclavas were the order of the day. But the racers liked it. The format was, as last year, a three-race program, with the bikes and side-by-sides start-ing first, just after dawn, then the limited cars, on a different course, and starting at about 8: 15 a.m, with a two-lap event. And finally, starting at noon, the Trick Trucks, 1500s and a miscellany of five other classes, doing three laps. The car/truck course was an 80-mile loop that went up and over the hills, through Beer Bottle Pass, zigging and zagging its way around in the area of Roach Dry Lake and Jean Dry Lake, circling near the prison, inhumane to leave him without and staying on the east side of heat. the freeway the whole time. This The BLM instigated some-was a no-prerun event, (due to thing new for this event -they the desert tortoise habitat in charged photographers a fee the area.) and racers were sur-to go out on the course and prised to discover that most, if take photos. Unfortunately, they not all, of the track had been didn't actually collect the fee bladed. And, just to make the themselves, but required the pro-day more interesting, it snowed moter, or the promoter's agent the night before the race, and (in this case their PR firm) to do· up around Beer Bottle Pass the· the dirty work. "Certified" press snow made the rocks hard to see photographers were exempt, but and the track slippery, but they commercial photographers or all thought it was pretty. Opin-videographers had to pay. Actu-ions were divided on the blad- ally, the BLM did it the easy way, ing of the track -some thought by charging the BITD a flat fee, it was terrific, others were of a and then leaving it up to the different mind -"Isn't this an BITD folks to figure out how to off road race?" explain it, and how to divvy it up There was a rule that allowed so each of those photogs paid his passing in "Unvegetative areas "share." only." In addition to the Main At the end of the first event, Pit area, where pit_ passes were the winner in Class 1100 was Bri-required for entry, there were an Burgess in Brent Parkhouse's two Spectator areas: one at VW powered Moulton. Burgess about Mile 4.5, and the other at drove all the way, and said he'd about Mile 68, up above Jean. had a good race, with no flats, In the Main Pit area, ,where the it was "just hammer down" he course traversed a giant horse-declared, although he added shoe shaped pit row, the speed that there was "lots of snow" limit of 25 miles per ho4r was up in the higher elevations. He carefully adhered to by the rac- was particularly pleased because ers, in order .to avoid potential the victory gave him the sea-penalties being added to their son points win, and he said, "I time. Anyone who wanted to wanted to beat the Fords." The see the cars moving at speed, class had qualified for start posi-Justin Blower, with Rich Rader and Jim Blower took the gold medal in the Pro Truck needed to go to one of the Spec-tion, and he'd had fast time, and competition, theyareseenherediggin'in with their Ford pickup. tator areas. thus started first, though the ~~~~~;;;;::;:;;::;::;::;:;;;::;;:;;:;;:;::;;:;:;;;;;;;:::;;::;;:;;;;:::====,---i:;::;:;::;;::;;::;;._ _______ _,,,,...,.,.........,.__,.........., Ford-powered Banning team car made him work for the victory. His time was 2:56:58. In second place it was Gregg Ryan in a VW powered car. Ryan's daughtef, Kayli, navi-gated for him. He was surprised to discover that the "whole track was graded" though he did feel that it was "rocky." His time was 2:58:17. . In third it was the Bannings, Lee, Sr and Lee, Jr., The se-nior member of the family did the first lap, and then Junior finished. Chris Godfrey navi-gated. They said they'd had "a good clean day." Their time was 3:05:05. · Fourth place went to Bryan Folks in a Ford powered Fod-drill. He'd lost about an hour-and-a-half when his right rear trailing arm "just fell apart." Folks was pleased that he'd been able to finish "every mile of ev-ery race in the series" in 2011. He was the last in the class to finish. The Sportsman cars and trucks ran at the same time as .. this group, and some of the folks racing in this class were doing it purely_ as a way to pre-run for their later event. Jason and Rich Voss were there for both reasons. Jason did the first lap and Rich did the second lap, and they finished on a right rear flat, but had no other trouble. They said they were "having fun." And it gave them a good prerun for the Trick Truck event. Their time for the two laps was 3:04:22. The second Sportsman in was a Ford piloted by Steve 01-liges and/or John and Jonathan Swift. They didn't stop to talk about their trip. Their time was 3:08:08. In third it was Tony Smiley and Ricky Gaunt who each drove a lap in their Tatum. They said it was a brand new car with an Eco-Tech motor, and they hadn't had any problems in their first time out. In the future, they're going to be racing in Class 1000. Their Garrick, Danny, Trevor Freitas and Steve Shahan drove their Jimco to the Marfc Ewing, Jordan Poole and Josh Daniel were the second place finishers Second place finishers in the Pro Truck battle wereRyan and Alex Staats silver medal in Class 1,they finished second overall as well. in the Trick Truck battle, they were seventh overall in their Ford truck. seen here at full tilt in their Ford pickup truck. Page 18 January 2012 Du~ty Times

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Billy Bunch and Tarek Karam, in their JeepSpeed car. Karam drove most of it, but Bunch got in just in time to drive to the fin-ish. Their time was 3:59:39. In fourth it was Bruno· Zvirzin who drove, and Todd Coombs, who navigated. Zvirzin had a few uneasy moments when the steer-ing wheel came off in his hands at Mile 54. He said they duct taped it back on, and lost only 11 minutes. Their total time was 4:06:39. The Class 7200 win went to Al Hogan and his entourage at the BITD Henderson affair, Al is seen here flying across the terrain in his Ford Pickup. -Todd Elam took first place honors in the Class 10 skirmish at BITD Henderson, . he's seen here in his Safari at high speed headin' for home. The fifth JeepSpeed was John Helton, the driver, and Ryan McVey, navigator. They had just one flat, "but other than that ev-erything we_nt pretty well." They said they'd won the champion-ship for the second year in a row. Their time was 4: 19:41. time was 3:35:01. In fourth place it was Edo Kanterowitsch, )'.oav Regev and Avi Mizrahi, in a Ford. Their time was 3:49:54. Fifth place went to Alexa Bilek in an open-wheel pre-run-ner. She drove both laps, with her dad, Mike, navigating, and pre-running for his event later in the day. Alexa has not raced for a while, because she's still attend-ing the University of Colorado, and time is scarce. Her time for this event was 4:00:24. ·And in sixth it was John Ar-mas, Steve Appleton, Marco Medina and Tim Loiodice in a Jimco. This was clearly a prerun for this bunch, and they had a time of 8: 14:00. In Class 3000, the first place team was Keith Waibel, Jeff Vet-ter and Tim Kraus, all from Lake Havasu, in a two-seat Eco-tech short wheelbase, open wheel car. Waibel said he'd "had to drive over my head" to stay in front. He also said he'd had a good battle with the other car, and he'd won the championship. His time was 3:07:57. In second place it was David and Kai Wilson and Kirk Bab-bington, who didn't stop to talk. Their time was 3:08:42, less than a minute behind the winning car. In Class 6000, the Trophy-Lites, the winner was Troy Messer and Rodney Honberger. Messer drove all the way and Honberger navigated. They had no problems, and were prett_y sure they'd won the champion-ship. Their· time was 3: 13:03. Second place was earned by Gary Messer and Kenneth DeVault. Messer drove and he said, "Ramsey put some heat on me!" They had no problems, and finished in 3: 14:23, clearly put-ting heat on the first place team themselves. Ramsey El Wardani was third, and he shared the driving with Tony Cortes, who drove the first lap. Mike Cortes, his nephew, navigated both laps. El Warda-fast", and had no dust until the ni's pum,per helmet fogged up Trophy Lites caught and passed and didn't work. He said it was a them. Their time was 3: 18:27. "fun course" and he liked it that In second it was Vince Viola it had been graded. Their time in a Lothringer. Viola had a scary was 3:15:26, only a minute and few moments when he caught up three seconds behind second with car number 2008 just as place. that car hit a big hole. As Viola In fourth it was 17-year-old watched in horror, the 2008 Ben Abatti III who'd been last car's rear came off th_e ground, to start in this group, a~d had and even though he hit the worked himself up to the lead, brakes hard, Viola slid in under-but then had a flat and "got neath it. Then 2008 landed on passed back." Then on the last Viola's hood, denting his sun-vi-lap he'd had another flat. His sor, his hood and front bumper, time was 3:25:27. and tearing off one shock fitting. Fifth place went to Ray Cum-Another bad bounce and 2008 mins and Alex Harry who each went on. Viola went on also, and drove a lap. They said they had passed the other car a bit later, no problems, but had "cha!-when he seemed to be checking lenges with the snow in Beer out something at the back of the Bottle pass". It was slippery and car. Nothing seemed to be wrong was four and five inches deep in with Viola's car, and he went on places, which made it hard to see to take the win with Drew Loftus what was beneath it. Their time navigating. was 3:39: 16. Third place was earned by In si-xth it was 18-year-old Jake DeWitt in a Banning. Ali Tyler Denton, who said he'd Banning, daughter of the senior had two flats, one on each lap. Lee Banning, navigated. They The one on the first lap took said they'd had a rear flat and ten minutes, and the one on the other than that their trip was second lap took "a long time" "good." Their time was 3:441:05. because the "rim was dented." In fourth it was Kevin and His time was 3:58:12. Rick Curtis and Brian Fieger in Seventh place went to 15-year-the time of 4: 16:23. old Christian and Brett Sourapas And in fifth it was Hank Win-(sons of Steve), who each drove a ter and Jeff Huebner. Winter did lap. They also each had a flat. all the driving, and he said his Chris flattened his tire on a ignition module had gone bad. rock in the dust on Mile 12 of This was the car that Viola drove the fitst lap. Turbo Dave Harris in under, but Winter knew noth-navigated the first lap and Dave ing about it 'ti! Viola told him Eollier navigated lap 2. Their at the finish line. It hadn't done time was 4:02:44. any damage to his car either, ap-They were the last in the class parently. His time was 4:44:00. to finish. Surprisingly, the one The sixth place team was non-finishing Trophylite was 17-year-old Christopher Rein-the team of Steve and Joe Hen-ertson and 17-year-old Dylan geveld, who are way more likely Sievers. This crew had to change to win than dnf. motors overnight, and they put Class 3700 -JeepSpeed 3, but he didn't drive much of it. He started the race, and then got out to go get into the 1799 Jeep, and Tarak Karam took over driv-ing in 3799, bringing it home for the win. Their time was 3:29:34. In second place in the 3700 class, it was Bob Mamer, who said it was the first time he'd driven the whole race. He said his suspension wasn't right, but his navigator, Dave Turner, "kept me calm." Then he add-ed, "It was fun." His time was 3:37:08. No one else in the class finished. In the JeepSpeed Class, the winner was Eric Helgeson, who did all the driving in his Jeep. Rob Renken navigated, and they said they'd won the Jeep Speed Championship with the victory. They'd had one flat on the first lap, and that cost them five min-utes, but they were able to make it up, they said. Their time was 3:34:59. In second it was Chris Wacker who said he'd had a "great day". He thought the track was "per-fect and super fun", but said the snow was "a little slippery." Pete Lopez navigated, and their time was 3:35:22, less than a minute behind the winning car. The third place team was Jon Krellwitz was the sixth in the JeepSpeed class to finish, driving all the way. He said "It wasn't the ideal run today - we lost the drivesh~ft right off the start." Then, later in the race, they lost another, and so they "stole the front driveshaft out of Perry Coan's car", which hap-pened to be right behind them. Skylar Gambrell navigated, and their total time was 4:33: 19. They were the final finishers in the Jeep Speed class. In Class 8100, the stock full size trucks, it was Tim Casey in his Ford. He said the "race was pretty tight with Merritt". Casey had no flats, "just got in and drove - it was fun -not too rough." His time was 3:40:29. Randy Merritt was second, in another Ford. He said he'd bro-ken a driveline four or five miles before the finish of the last lap. He said he'd "had a good race going, and kapow!" He had a spare with him, and made quick work of the fix, but it was too late and too short a race to catch back up and catch Casey. Mer-ritt's time was 4:09:55. He was the last finisher in the class. In Class 7100, Blake Henn and Freddy Paris brought their Continued on page 20 In the Class 2000 ranks, the in the spare from a play buggy, first to finish ·was the team of so it didn't have the power that 18-year-old Patrick Nirschl in his their race motor would have had. Bunderson. Kamren Woodward Reinertson did all the driving, navigated for him. They said the and Sievers navigated. Their car "ran rich all day", but th€!y time was 4:52:45. They were the had no other problems. They last in the class to finish. ThegoldmedalintheClass 1100racewaswonbyBrentParkhouse,Brentisseenhere like the course, called "real Billy Bunch took the win in running his Custom buggy towards the finish line. ;....:..:.._,;;.~~~~~~~~:...:;.:.....,...;:~;:::::,,=:=;::;::::;:::;:;:::::==============, Second place in the Mini Trick Truck battle went to Jeff Holmes, Jeff layne,Norris and Parker Brown came over from Wyoming to capture a Cole and Jacob Fielding and Kevin Mahan were the silver medal winners finished in the 21st overall position, seen here in his Ford Truck. second place finish in the Class 10 competition, seen here in their Jimco. in the Class 8000 race, seen here just airborne in their Ford truck. Dusty Times January 2012 Page 19

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Ford to the finish line in 5:47:36, very late for some reason. And then they had an hour penalty added to their time, for failure to attend the driver's meeting. Still, they got their win and points. Forty seven vehicles started the first car/truck heat, and 36 of them got the required two laps done. The second car/truck heat went off the line, as the first car/ truck heat was finishing. They started two at a time, except for Justin Lofton, winner of the Time Trials, who got to start by himself. This group included all the Trick Trucks, the Class 1500 Open Wheel cars, Class 1000, the ProTrucks, 7200, 6100 and Class 8000 pickups. There were 65 starters. (A total of 112 cars and trucks came out for the event.) This was a three-lap race. The wind still blew and the weather was still cold as the fast-er classes took _off. A few strag-glers from the early heat would be on course in front of them, but they knew the fast cars were coming and were paying atten-tion. Short as it was, it wasn't a piece of cake. Josh Daniel's 1500 car came in on a tow-strap, and so did Shawn Giordano in his 7200 truck. Ricky Brabec's 1500 car came in on a trailer, and Rick D. Johnson was out on the first lap, as was Steve Olliges, both in Ford Trick Trucks. Matt and Tim Loiodice went out early in their 1500 Jimco, and David Caspino went out on his first lap in his 7200 truck. But, while those folks were be-ing rescued and towed in, Lofton was going around and around in his Jimco. He was first on the road for the entire three laps, and as his crew started to gather near the finish-line interview area, they reported there'd been no problems thus far. And none occurred. He stopped to get new tires on the last lap, because he had time, and they found that an inner C.V. boot had come off. He hadn't had any tire problems, Jason Voss collected the gold medal for his actions in the Open Sportsman Class, he's seen here at speed in his Ford truck. but changed them to "get grip." When he finished, with a time of 3:51 :55, Lofton said, "It was a good ride all together." When asked how this kind of racing differs from the NASCAR trucks where he races also, he said that "in NASCAR it's pretty much 100% all the time, we go as fast as we can, -but here it's an endurance race." Lofton added that when racing off road he tries to run at about 80%. He noted that he'd blown out the shock on the right front corner of the car about 20 miles before the finish. Lofton had brought along some of the crew members from his NASCAR team, and apparently they were getting an education about off road racing, but they'd also done themselves proud refueling his car, and astounding those who watched with their speed and efficiency. Lofton wasn't slow with words either. Announc~r George Antil was talking about B. J. Baldwin, who had not yet finished, and mentioned that he had said that there was no way an open wheel car could win this race. B.J. reportedly thought that the Time Trials favored the Class 1500 cars, because of its layout, but the race would be a different matter. Lofton, apparently a bit tired of hearing that statement, told the crowd that he thought . that B.J. was "afraid to get in one of these [open wheel cars)!" The crowd loved it. In second it was Garrick Frei-tas in his Jimco. He was pleased to point out that he'd started 12th in the field and finished second. He said, "We had a blast out there today -there was a lot of moisture in the ground, and not much dust." Steve Sha-han navigated for him. Freitas thanked all the "guys who come over and work on the car with me at night." He and his family and friends do all the race prep on the car. He added, "We're on a tight budget." His time was 4:04:37. Third went to Derrick Sproule in a Racer chassis. Sproule, who hails from Canada, said, "There were a couple of inches of snow -almost like home, eh!" Jess Mc-Cay navigated for him. He had a flat about ten miles before the finish, and had· to get out and change it himself. His time was 4:07:27. The fourth place 1500 car was the J imco driven by Steve Apple-ton, another northerner, from Idaho. He said he'd "started way back -worked out way up". John Armas navigated for him, and they had no problems. It was "All good." When asked why they'd started so far back, Appleton said, "I never do good at Time Trials!" Their time was 4:07:31, only four seconds be-hind Sproule. Patrick Nirschl took home the Class 2000 win at Henderson, Patrick is seen here at Sam Berri was fifth in his Jimco. He also started 'way back -in 17th. He said he'd had a "little fuel probleql" He also said his right hand has bad cir-culation due to an accident at a Mint 400, many years ago, and because of that it has no grip when the weather turns cold. He noted "My c;ew calls me an "old fart"." Berri said that his plan for this event was not to "push it hard -just wanted to be steady." His time was 4:08:21. high speed heading for the finish line. ::, The coveted gold medal for the win in Class 6000 went to Troy Messer in his Trophy/ire truck, seen here nicely airborne. In sixth in Class 1500 was Shelby Reid in a Reid Products. Reid did not stop to talk. Louis Chamberland and Dean Horne are listed as co-drivers on the car. Their time was 4:44:34. Seventh place was earned by Larry Brown and Jason Beam in a Jimco, in the time of 4:51:32. In eighth it was .T. J. Flores, in a gunderson. Sheldon Paul was his navigator. They ran out of gas on the second lap, about three minutes before they got to their planned fuel stop. They had to hike to the pit for the gas can to refuel. Flores said the course was softer than they'd expected. His time was 4:56:06. In ninth it was Conan Barker, in a Porter. He said he'd had a clean race, but "ran out of fuel for a little bit there." His time was 5:04:09. Mike Bilek was tenth, in his HMS. He said he'd lost a wheel because the studs broke: It was a rear, and he knew it was trouble when it suddenly passed him up. They lost a half-hour taking out the old studs, and borrowing from the other wheels to put the wheel back on. But, he said, they didn't have any flats. His time was 5:24:47. In 11th it was Tod Tuls in a Jimco, who said he lost a bolt off the spindle, and "the front tire went away." He and his naviga-tor fixed it on course, after the BITD brought out the needed part. He figured he'd lost an hour and a half with the inci-dent. His time was 6: 15:30. Mike Mitchell, in a Jimco, was 12th. He said he'd had one flat and then had lost his alternator at Mile 47 on the last lap. The BITD brought him a new alter-nator His time was 6: 15:30. In 13th it was Ray Griffith, who'd been fast in qualifying in his Jimco. But he ooid he'd had alternator problems. And the course "got chewed up and the car kinda went to#!*#. We broke what we could, fixed what we could." He said the shocks went early and then the car got harsh and "broke stuff." His time was 7:18:06. ( The 14th p ace finisher was Jeremy Pulse in a Throttle Down Customs chassis. He said he'd lost his OPS before Pit 1, so they replaced it with one from the chase truck. Then he broke the input shaft on the transmission, and also had torque converter trouble. It was late when he fin-ished and we asked if he'd been cold, Pulse shook his head and said, "We're from Montana, this is a heat wave." He added that he's built a new car and will have it at Parker. His time was 7:37:43 and he was the last Class 1500 to finish. In the Trick Trucks the win-ner was Adam Householder, in a Ford. He said, "We had a bad break at the Baja 1000 (which had been less than two weeks before) -it's awesome to win here -we're a dark horse." He said they'd had only three days to prep the truck between events. Russell Hampton navigated, and they finished in 4:07:08. , i In second place it was Mark Ewing in his Ford, with Jordan Poole navigating for him. They had no flats, but dinged a drive-shaft, and after that kept the truck under 75mph to preserve it through the last lap. Their time was 4:08:57. The third place truck was Jerry Zaiden's Camburg, driven by Jerry Whelchel. Whelchel had rolled in the Time Trials, and thus had to start way back in the race. But, said Whelchel, it "ran flawlessly all day". He said that there had been "a lot of eleva-tion changes, up in the snow, we passed a lot of cars, had a lot of fun. - it's not the normal Jean/ Primm super rough course - [it was) loamy, awesome dirt -it was nice." His time was 4:19:09. In fourth it was Greg Nunley, who finished, and Ken Losch, who started, in their Ford. They had a clean run until the start of the third lap, and then they lost Derrick and Lloyd Sproule, Jess Mackay and Tim Scalzo took third place Jerry Zaiden, with help from Jerry Whelchel and Craig Hall finished in Troy Vest was the third place finisher in the Pro Truck action, Troy is seen honors in Class 1, they finished fourth overall in their Racer Engineering car. third place in the Trick Truck battle, seen here slightly airborne. here at high speed heading for the checkers in his Chevy pickup. Page 20 January 2012 Dusty Times

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It was a nice win in Class 3700 for Billy Bunch, he flew his really good looking Jeep with ease, seen here saving some tire wear. both belts on the power steering. They drove to their crew with-out it, and had two new belts installed. They said they thought the course was "fun, awesome." Their time was 4: 19:24. Fifth went to B. J. Baldwin in his Chevrolet. B.J. thought he'd finished sixth (since he came in behind Strobel) and that was a Eric Helgeson piloted his Jeep to a gold medal finish in the Jeep Cherokee battle, Eric is seen here nicely airbome on his way home. big disappointment to him, be-around and went through it cause it meant he wouldn't win again." He didn't know if he'd the points championship. He get a penalty or not, but thought said he'd "missed a marker", but not. His time was 4:29:50. knew it happened, so "turned In sixth it was Steve Olliges and Jonathan Swift in their Ford. Olliges, and navigator Daniel Llewellyn started the race and then Swift finished. Llewellyn navigated all the way. They had three flats -one each lap, and had to change them on course, which they said cost them a total of 15 or 20 minutes. Their time was 4:30: 18. Steve Strobel was seventh in his Ford. He actually finished fifth. John Tondreau navigated for him. Strobel had one flat in the first six miles and just drove into Pit 1 on it and let the crew change it. He said he'd also bent a driveshaft midway and changed it, then lost his power steering about 20 miles before the fin-ish. He drove to the finish line without it -"almost crashing on every corner, every rock." He was in contention for the season Points Championship, but had Centinud 1n p1g1 29 A third place finish in Class 7200 went to Steve Kovach, Steve is seen Mike Majesky drove his Alumicraft car to a third place finish in the Class A third place finish in Class 8000 was awarded to Daniel Werle, Dan is here at high speed in his Ford, headin' for the checkers. 10 race, Mike is seen here with the hammer down and headin' for home. seen here rushing his Ford truck towards the finish line. Dusty Times PARKER 16X4 VW NON BEADl.OCK • 17X8 TRUCK BEADLOCK GEN. 2 15X8 TRUCK BEADLOCK 0 I 7X8 VW BEADLOCK 17X8 TRUCK SIMULATED LOCK 15Xl2 VW BEADl.OCK I 5X7 VW BEADLOCK 15X7 VW NON BEADLOCK ISX4 VW BEADLOCK 15X4 VW NON BEADLOCK WIEB.S CAN Al.SO IE Ct.IT AliD WB.IJB} TO a.BTOH DIIENSIOIB January 2012 Page 21 l ..i

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Gregg Ryan was the second car to finish in the Class 1100 venue, Gregg Steve 01/iges, John Swift and Jonathan Swift took home the silver medal David Wilson was the second place finisher in the Class 3000 fracas, is seen here in his Custom buggy on his way to the checkers. in the Open Sponsman class, seen here haulin' freight in their Ford. David was Jess than a minute in arrears at the checkers. to beat B.J. Baldwin. Which he Originally, Strobel had been a In ninth it was the Chevrolet a Trick Truck. They were usually Poelman, who did all the driv-apparencly had done. But Stro-minute and 35 seconds ahead of the Beal family. The first lap in a much more stock vehicle, ing in his Ford. Garrett Poel-bel said he'd "missed a marker", of Baldwin. His adjusted time was driven by Rick Geiser, the something with four wheel drive man navigated. They said the or a cone, and had apparently was 4:33: 13 and that meant no second lap by Carl Beal and the and about eight inches of travel. truck "ran well", they had three mowed it down. He worried that championship for Strobel. third lap by Brian Sherry. The Sherry, who was in at the finish, flats and changed them all on there would be a penalty. There The eighth place finisher Beals, a really amazing family said that this truck "is like a course themselves. Their time was. He was penalized five min- was the team of Jason and Rich from Texas, have been racing of- flying couch, or a video game." was 4:39:38. utes, which gave Baldwin fifth Voss in a Ford. Their time was froad for many, many years, but Their time was 4:39:06. In 11th it was Kevin McGilli-place and the championship. 4:36:21. until this year, had not been in Tenth was earned by Ryan Continued an page 30 • • Gary Messer and Kenneth Devault took home the silver medal for their effons in Class 6000, they were just a minute and change out of the Vince Viola and Drew Loftus took second place honors in the hotly Chris Wacker missed out on the Class 1700 win by a mere 23 seconds, class win. contested Class 2000 argument, they're seen here f/yin' low. Chris is seen here flying his Jeep to the finish line. SCORE -GREEN ARMY MOTORSPORTS / FIRST PLACE CLASS 1 & BAJA 1000 WINNER Dave Folts Transmissions • 15 :L6 E. Francis Street • Dusty Times January 2012 SCORE PARKHOUSE MOTORSPORTS / 2ND PLACE CLASS 1 . Ontario, CA 91761 • (909) 923-5970 Page 29

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-vray, who drove all the way in his Ford. He said, "I'm too old for this." He'd had three flat tires. Steve Reeves ahd Bob Endress did the navigating. Their time was 4:47:07. Twelfth went to Lloyd Sproule who did the first two laps in his Ford, and one of the Dondels, who did the third lap. The truck is Racer Engineering built. They had two flat tires on ·the first lap, and changed them on course. Their time was 4:48:26. In 13th it was Mike Palmer, from Denver, in a Chevrolet. He said this was the first race for him and the truck, which he'd been building for six years. He's done some rock crawling, Jeeping and ice racing, but this was new, and "what a blast!" He said he lost a spare. His time was 5:23:09. Mike Jakobson was 14th, in his Ford. Jakobson did laps one and two with no problems, but then his back hurt, so they put Sean Giordano in for the third lap, and he had two flats. Their time was 5:35:00. In 15th place it was Shawn Croll, Ford. There were two Croll trucks, both Racer En-gineering built, and still quite new. One lost cylinders; that was Steve -who did only two laps. This one had serious "power steering issues" and Shawn was muttering about "another late finish." As they've done in the past, they used parts from the more seriously broken truck to fix the less injured vehicle, and then the "last two laps were flaw-less." Their time was 7:21:39. They were the last Trick Truck to finish. In the Protruck class, the winner was Justin Blower in a Ford. He drove all the way, while Rich Rader navigated for him. They said they had a clean race. Blower's truck has been updated to the new rules, in that he has the bigger fuel cell, the big en-gine and Fox Shocks. Their time was 4:38: 14. In second place it was Ryan Staats, Ford, who drove, while his brother, Alex navigated. Tim Casey took top honors in the Class 8100 conflict, Tim in seen here in the la Paz Cocktail Mixes Ford headin' for the checkers. They had two flat tires that they changed on course. Their truck has been treated to the same upgrades as Blower's. Their time was 4:41: 13 -only a three min-ute difference between first and second, nice close racing. In third it was Troy Vest in a Chevrolet. Vest said he hasn't yet changed shocks, and he blew up his bigger motor in testing, but he does have. the big fuel cell in his truck. Vest did all the driving and finished in 4:46:34. He was the final finisher in the class. In Class 7200, the winner was Al Hogan's Ford, with Rob Rein-ertson driving all the way. Ho-gan, it seems, had a blood clot the week before and therefore wasn't driving. Mike Salimbeni was navigating. Reinertson said they'd had a perfect day, with "no issues, and no flats", but the right rear was slowly going down at the finish. Their time was 4:43:00. In second it was J. T. Holmes in his Ford. He had alternator problems, and finished, in the dark, with just one light, having driven with it for the final 20 miles-. His time was 4:46:44. Third place went to Preston Schmid who drove all the way, and Kyle Kovach, who navigated, without benefit of a OPS. Their Ford had three flats along the way. They said they'd finished every mile of every race this sea-son, and thought they were the only team in their class to do it. Their time was 5:31:47. In fourth it was Earl Desid-erio in the Ford on the tour-car chassis. He said they had also finished every mile of every race this season, and added, "It's been a long season." They run the small 2 liter Duratech motor in their truck, which sits on their Tour Car chassis. They reported "a few little issues." Kel-lon Walch, who usually drives, was away at "fire school." Their time was 5:39:29. The fifth place finisher was Scott Zeppenfeldt and Larry In-graham in another Ford. Devin Meilke was their navigator. They broke a shock and it "fell apart" and had to be replaced, which cost them a half hour. Their to-tal time was 6:24:52. In ~ixth it was Dave Kincaid and Jon Lee in a Honda. Kincaid did the first lap, and he lost third gear, then Lee drove laps two and three, and he lost fifth gear. His only comment was, "My fingers are so cold!" They also had a couple of flats. Their time was 6:53:28. They were the last in the class to finish. In Class 8000 the win went to Macrae Glass in his Ford. He had Brian Busby navigating for him, and the victory earned him the season points championship, which, he said, was the third In the Class 7100 fracas it was Blake Henn taking the gold medal for his efforts, Blake is seen here flying his Ford across the desert. he's won in this truck. He had no problems, no flat tires. (The truck, incidentally, was built by Curt LeDuc and, including the time that LeDuc owned and drove it, Glass said it has never had a DNF in any race.) His time was 5:00:05. In second place it was Cole and Jacob Fielding in another Ford. He said he'd had two flats. Kevin Mayhan, who had "four-week-old broken ribs", tried to be the navigator, but it hurt, so he got out and Jake Fielding navigated the entire distance. Their time was 5:47:36. In third it was Daniel Werle, who drove, and Brian Werle, his brother, who navigated, in another Ford. At Mile 4 they'd lost their power steering when a belt broke, and they also got a flat. That cost them 25 minutes. Werle said he does all the prep himself. Their time was 5:56:37. The fourth place finisher was Tom Giordano, in a Chevrolet. He said he'd had a "good day". He spun the threads on a rear wheel, and screwed up the studs, so they had to put washers on the studs. Luckily the crew spotted the potential for disaster when they stopped for fuel. It still cost about 45 minutes to fix. Their total time was 6:00:37. They were the last finisher in the class. In Class 1000, the winner was Todd Elam in his Toyota powered Safari. He said he'd had two flats: one he changed himself and one he had changed in a pit. He also said that an axle was "hanging out of the rear wheel," and he'd used duct tape to hold it in and it worked. His time was 5:08:32. Second place went to Layne, Norris and Parker Brown in an EcoTech powered Jimco. Norris drove, Parker and Layne navigat-ed. They said they had no flats, no issues, and their motor got seven miles to the gallon. Their time was 5:10:19, very close be-hind Elam. In third place it was Mike Majesky in an Alumicrafr, in the time of 5:51:47. The fourth place team was Michael LaPaglia's Racer. LaPa-glia Jr. drove the first two laps, but he'd recently had a wreck on a motorcycle, and hurt his ankle, so his dad, Michael, Sr., took over for the last lap. They lost a rear hub, which took and hour to repair, and they also had a couple of flats. Their total time was 6:30: 12. They were the final finisher in the class. So the 2011 season drew to a .i close for the BITD racers, who were already talking about their plans for Parker -the first event on the 2012 BIT schedule. The schedule for 2012 does include one new event -the resurrected Mint 400, which will happen in late March. ~~ Not too bad a weekend for Bob Mamer and crew, they were the second Second spot in the 'Class 8100 battle went to Randy Merritt, Randy is lee Banning Sr. and Jr. and Chris Godfrey took home the bronze medal place finishers in the Class 3700 battle, seen here in flight. seen here just at liftoff on his way to the checkered flag. for their efforts in the .Class 1100 action, here at speed. -Ramsey El Wardani and the Cortes brothers took third place honors in the Zach Perez drove his Banning to a third place finish in the fil(,!lr popular Billy Bunch collected a third place trophy in the Class 1700 action, he's Class 6000 battle, seen here with all four in the air. ½-1600 battleground, seen here heading for the checkers. seen here just at liftoff out on the course. Page 30 January 2012 Dusty Times '

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M,~Q~~.~~· HOLIDAY 200 Harley Latner Takes It All By Steve Ruddick Photos: Trackside Photo Harley letner was the guy to beat at the MORE Holiday 200 race, but, nobody could do it! Harley took the Class 1 win and was first overall in the race as well. Hello and Happy Holidays, Race Fans! I'm here in beauti-ful Barstow CA for the Toys For Tots Holiday 200. It's the last race in the 2011 M,O.R.E./Royal Purple race season and it's time to go for all or broke to deter-mine the 2011 Class Champions. WooHoo! It's been another year of off road racing in the open desert in southern CAL and them with the most points win. Fame and glory, and fun every mile of the way. And the toys collected from this event will go to making a merry Xmas for kids who otherwise go without; Toys For Tots. It's for a good cause Vipcent Dudash took the gold medal in the Trophy Challenge action, he averaged 55mph for the race and had 23 minutes on his competition. and another example of the off the Slash X cafe. The small loop road racing community stepping was about 12.8 miles long· with up and giving its support. Thank two Road Crossings (RX) and five you M.O.R.E. and everyone who Spectator Viewing Areas. The brought a gift of joy. Big Loop was 28.5 miles around It's December. In the Mo-with three RX and three spectator jave. The southland got pum-areas. There were 108 starters in meled by the infamous Santa Ana fifteen different Classes. Classes winds just days before the race; 1-10-12-1600-Su-13-1400 & 3000 we're talking "hurricane-speed" did 5 laps on the Big Loop course winds, Race Fans. Whoooosh* in the morning and then switched The winds on race day lightened over and did another five laps on up to about 23 mph by mid-day. the small loop course; ten laps, The temp got up to about 45F 206 miles. Classes 9-5/ 16-1450-but the wind chill kept everybody 1700 raced for seven laps on the bundled up all day. The skies small loop course in the morn-were sunny and clear. The Bar- ing and switched over to do two stow breeze made for gusty winds laps on the Big Loop; nine laps, but kept the course mostly dust 147 miles. Classes 3-11-UTV did free -unless you were chasing three small loop laps and one Big your own tail wind. There were Loop lap; four laps, 67 miles. I several curves where you ended just stayed hunkered down and up eating your own dirt. out of the wind in the A.~T.S. The Course was a 'Crazy 8' lay; tech pit and waited for the check-out and S/F was outback behind ered flag to start waiving in the The Class 11 race win went to Brian Thompson in his nice, clean Beetle, Brian had about 40 minutes on his competition at the finish line. Joe Derosiers was the second place finisher in the Class 1 action at the Richard Dormack took the silver medal in the Trophy Challenge event, Holida race he's seen here at hi h s eed on the course. Richard was 23 minutes in affears when he took the checkers. Performance Proven for Desert & Off-Road Use 150 Heavy Duty Sizes to Choose from Detail & Pressure Wash Tanks Marine Holding ·& Water Tanks Bulk Storage & Waste Tanks R.V. Tanks Quality Products & Friendly Service RONCO PLASTICS, INC.- • 714-259-1385 • FAX 714-259-0759 • 15022 Parkway Loop, Suite B • Tustin, CA 92780 • CALL, WRITE or FAX us to Receive a Free Catalog VISA ~------------------------------------------------~------~ Page 32 January 2012 Dusty Times . . ' -- f-1

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,, ... It was a close race for Wendy Belk in the Class 5 action, she finished in Jim Crawford was hurt by a few long laps at the Holiday 200, he finished Matt Creveling took second place honors in the Class 9 conflict, Matt was second place, a mere two minutes out of the class win. in second place, over an hour in a"ears. just two minutes in a"ears when he took the checkered flag. wind. 61 Racers finished all the required laps. That's a lot of race action and interviews to report on. CLASS 1: Fourteen start-ers; 9 Finishers. Ten laps; 206 miles. Johnny Greaves got the pole position start in car # 122 but it was Harley Letner who was in the lead in car # 156 at the end of the first lap. Letner also won the Fast Lap honors on the Big Loop lap at 51.6 mph -on both Laps 1 and 2. Letner maintained a blistering pace and was out in front of Tyler Morales in car #113 by 9m:29s after five laps when he made the switch over on to the short loop course. Joe Desrosiers in car #177 was about lm:16s be-hind Morales and Guy Peterson in car #105 was lm:25s behind Desrosiers. Letner kept on the gas and recorded the Fast Lap of the day on the short loop at 50.4 mph on Lap 6. Letner finished all the required laps in 4: 10:55 to win First Place in class and First Overall in car # 156 at an aver-age speed of 49.3 mph and by an eleven minute margin-of-victory. Joe Desrosiers won Second Place in car #177 with an elapsed time of 4:21:54 at 47.2 mph by 9m:42s ahead of Guy Peterson in car # 105. Peterson got all the laps done in 4:31:37 to win Third Place at 45.5 mph. CLASS 10: Six starters; 3 Finishers. Ten laps; 206 miles. Phillip Isabelle was at the front of the line at the start in car #1069. Roger Starkey was out in front by 1 m: lls in car # 1010 after the first lap on the Big Loop was done. Isabelle and Tim Scott in car #1051 were tied for second spot, and Kathy Kirkmeyer was only six seconds behind in car #1021. Starkey gave car #1010 more gas on Laps 2 and 3 and won the Fast Lap honors on the Big Loop on Lap 5 at 48.9 mph. Kirkmeyer DNF' d after Lap 3 was done. #1010 made the switch over to the small loop course with a 12m:33s lead ahead of Isabelle. Isabelle made the switch onto the small loop course with a 2m:35s lead in front of Tim Scott in car # 1051. Isabelle and Scott both picked up the pace on the short loop course and closed the gap on each other and Starkey in car #1010. Scott won the Fast Lap honors at 46.1 mph on the short loop course on Lap 10. Roger Starkey completed all ten laps in 4:24:20 to win First Place in car #1010 at 46.8 mph and by a llm:43s margin-of-vic-tory. Phillip Isabelle got it done in 4:36:03 to win Second Place AJ Martin drove his really good looking Baja Bug to the Class 5 win at the Holiday 200, AJ only had a few minutes in hand when he took the checkers. The Class 5/ 1600 fracas was won by Guy Savedra in his good looking car, he had over an hour in hand when he took the checkered flag. Dusty Times in car #1069 at 44.8 mph and by eleven seconds ahead of Tim Scott. Scott won Third Place in 4:36: 14 at 44. 7 mph in car #1051. Adam Tjelmeland made it a race in car # 1088 and fi nished in Fourth Place just 2m: 13s behind Scott; in 4:38:27 at 44.4 mph. CLASS 12: Eight starters; 5 Finishers. Ten laps; 206 miles. David Hill was in the pole posi-tion at the start in car # 1259. Mark Barnes was in the lead by 2m:28s at the end of the first lap in car #1250. Barnes gave it more gas on Lap 2 and won the Fast Lap honors on the Big Loop course at 46.6 mph. At the half-way point in the race, Barnes was out in front of the rest of the race pack by 6m:38s. Mike Buschman was running in second spot in car #1205 with a comfortable 20-minute lead in front of Kevin Martin in car # 1297. Barnes backed off the gas on the short loop course in car #1250 and Buschman gave it more gas in car #1205. Buschman pushed the pace and won Fast Lap honors on Lap 10 at 45.2 mph. Buschman narrowed the gap on Barnes but there wasn't enough racecourse left, and Mark Barnes won First Place in 4:40:37 at 44.1 mph in car #1250 by a slim l m:23s margin-of-victory. Mike Buschman wo n Second Place in 4:4 2:00 in car # 1205 at 43.8 mph. Kevin Martin got all the required laps done in 5: 19:01 to win Third Place in car #1297; at 38. 7 mph. David Hill finished in Fourth Place in 5:31:04 in car #1259. Tom Stewart got all the laps done in 5:53:31 to finish in Fifth Place in car #1216. CLASS 1400: Ten Laps; 206 miles. Sixteen starters; 6 Finish-ers. Class 1400 had the most entries of all, and the most DNF's of the day too; 62%. Mass quanti-ties of carnage asada. Jason Kolb was at the front of the line at the green flag in truck #1414. Greg Alder was at the front of the pack at the end of the first lap in truck #802 with an 8-second lead ahead of Mike Fox in truck #1420, and Kevin Knight in truck #1416 was just 3-seconds behind Fox. Fox pushed the pace on lap 2 and got the pass on Alder to take the lead, but #1420 DNF'd after that. Kevin Knight DNF' d after Continued on page 34 PINCH BDBBEB -9~ KEIIWBBB :!:e II UNIBAll CUPS 2001 lESAl BA / RATEi RElMETB ll#E RESH R SYSTEM - · #JI: . . ..... . .. ----... -0-&ll lY 1V1 £L 111r1111 B --January 2012 Page 33

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Phillip Isabelle gave ft all he had but ft wasn't ta be this race, Phillip finished Cary Vandemark took home the silver medal far his actions in the Class Marie Barnes was the big winner in the Class 78 conflict, he had less than in second place, he's seen here with the hammer dawn. 11 conflict, he had two one hour laps which didn't help him much. two minutes in hand when he took the checkered flag. lap 3 in truck #1416. Greg Alder ond lead ahead of Matt Gumz Third Place in car #1606. Raul got the pass on Belk along the his lead to 2m:09s after Lap 3. pushed the pace on Lap 4 to win in car #1606. Mike Ward in car Solano finished in Fourth Place way to win First Place in class by a And then - #3019 DNF'd. Those the Fast Lap honors at 46 mph on # 167 3 was 14-seconds behind in 5:04:13 in car #1650. lm:59s margin-of-victory. Martin events allowed Nie Bayes to move the Big Loop, but fell off the race Gumz, and Brad Wilson in car CLASS 5 unlimited: T e n got all the laps done in 4:36:49. up a notch in the race pack order pace on lap 5. # 1653 was 11-seconds behind laps; 206 miles. Nine starters; Wendy Belk clocked in at 4:38:48 in car #3006 until Bayes was also Nonetheless, Alder was in the Ward. These racers went at it 6 Finishers. Chris Lazenby got to win Second Place in car #5011. sidelined for over 3-hours on Lap lead at the half-way point in the back and forth, and side-by-side, the hole shot at the start line in Wendell Mortensen got car #527 5. #3006 DNF'd after Lap 8. The race in truck #802 by 4m:15s in around and around. Gumz won car #509, and DNF'd after Lap fixed and to the finish line in same fate befell Jay Wallik when front of Lee Orr in truck #1444, the Fast Lap honors at 43.9 mph 1 was done. Wendy Belk was in 5:20:47 to win Third Place. car #3088 also DNF'd after Lap and Allen Byma in truck #1433 on Lap 5 on the Big Loop course. the lead by 2m:25s in car #5011 CLASS 3000: Ten laps; 206 8. was just lm:28s behind Orr. At the half-way point in the race, at the end of Lap 1. AJ Martin miles. Twelve starters; 2 Finish- All those DNF's left only two Truck #1444 didn't like lap 6 on Raul Solano was running up was running in second spot in car ers. Can you say "carnage asada"? racers to duel it out to the finish, the short loop course and Orr was front in car #1650 with a 3m:54s #5013 and Wendell Mortensen Need parts? Holy ow, Race Fans! but there wasn't much doubt. down for over 1-1/2 hours getting lead ahead of Brad Wilson in car in car #527 was running lm:07s This might be one for the Record Paul Berton had an event-free it fixed. That got'cha made for #1653. Mike Ward in car #1673 behind Martin. Wendy Belk set Book: the most cars to DNF in day in car #3020 and cruised a lot of gas'in and passin' in the was running 8m:20s behind Wil-the Fast Lap pace of the day on a single class in one race. That's into First Place in 5:09:26 with race pack order. It changed again son, and Matt Gumz in car #1606 the Big Loop course at 47.6 mph ten: 12 cars that Did Not Fin- a 26-minute margin-of-victory. on lap 8 when Alder slowed down was only lm:34s behind Ward. on Lap 4. Belk was still in the ish. Ouch* Six of the DNF's oc-Zac Reish stumbled right out and Allen Byma gave it the gas to After making the switch over lead by 3m:05s ahead of Martin curred on the Big Loop course. of the starting block on Lap 1 get the pass and recorded the Fast to the short loop course, Solano when #5011 switched over onto That section was pretty brutal in car #3007 and spent the rest Lap of the day on Lap 8 at 43.4 fell off the race pace on Lap 7 and the short loop course. Mortensen for everybody. Two more of the of the day playing catch-up and mph. Byma went on to finish in that allowed the apex racers to get was still running in third spot but DNF's happened after Lap 6, avoiding all the other DNF'd cars 5:00:44 to win First Place with a the pass and reshuffle the deck. lost time on Lap 5 and was now and 2 more after Lap 8. Here's along the way. Reish clocked in in 3-minute margin-of-victory. Greg Mike Ward proceeded to win the 34-minutes behind Martin. the saga - Karl Scanlan was at 5:35:26 to win Second Place in Alder won Second Place in truck Fast Lap honors on the Big Loop After making the switch over the front of the line at the green car #3007. #802 with a total time of 5:03:43. course at 44 mph on Lap 8. Brad onto the short loop course, AJ flag in car #3019. Jay Wallik was CLASS 5/16: Nine laps; 147 Chris Guillen won Third Place in Wilson proceeded to win First Martin stepped on the gas in car at the front of the line after the miles. Two starters; 2 Finishers. truck #1418 in 5:52:31. Place in car #1653 in 4:53:59 and #5013 in pursuit of Wendy Belk first lap in car #3088, and Paul Jim Crawford was first in line to CLASS 1600: Ten laps; 206 by a 4m:25s margin-of-victory. in car #5011. Belk had a 3-minute Berton was 13-seconds behind in get the green flag in car #580. miles. Ten starters; 8 Finishers. Mike Ward won Second Place lead. Martin stepped on the gas car #3020. Scalan gave it more Guy Savedra was at the front of Brad Wilson was first off the line in 4:58:24 in car #1673 and by and kept it there, and saved the gas on lap 2 and won the Fast Lap the line with a 3m: 15s lead in car at the green flag in car #1653. a thin 37-second margin-of-win best for the last lap. AJ Martin in honors on the Big Loop at 43.1 #599 after the first lap was done. Raul Solano was at the front of ahead of Matt Gumz. Gums got car #5013 clocked in at 43.1 mph mph. Jay Wallik was sidelined for Savedra pushed the pace on Lap the line after the first lap was all the laps done in 4:59:01 to win on Lap 8 to win the Fast Lap hon- over 2-hours on Lap 2. That gave 3 to win Fast Lap honors at 36. 7 done in car #1650, with a 43-sec- ors on the small loo course, and Scanlan a lm:07S lead in front mph on the small loop course. • I a • ... I • Page 34 Home Of The Race lluaJ Race car I Pre Runner I sand car 818-998-2739 9763 VJlRIEL AVENUE, CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 January 2012 • I :I I I • • of Berton in car #3020. Scanlan Savedra was still running up front kept up the pace and widened with a 35-minute lead when #599 Brian Caudill had a really goad weekend, he took the Class 9 win at the Holiday 200, he had less than two minutes an his competition at the flag. The win in Class 10 was taken by Rager Starlcey, he's seen here in his very goad looking car, he had 12 minutes an his competition at the checkers. Dusty Times

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It was a close call for Mike Ward, when the checkers flew for the Class Mike Buschman gave it all he and the car had but had to settle for a second Guy Petersen didn't have too bad a race, he took third place honors in the Class 1 action, he's seen here at high speed headin' for home. ½-1600 he was five minutes in affears when he took the checkers. place finish in the Class 78 fracas at the MORE Holiday 200. made the switch over onto the Big lap 3 and Davidson went slower. Loop course after racing for seven #920 DNF'd after lap 3. Caudill laps on the short loop course. cranked it up another notch on #599 didn't skip a beat. Savedra Lap 4 to win the Fast Lap honors powered his way to the winner's on the small lop course at 36.2 circle in 4: 10:58 to win First mph. Giti Gowland was running Place by a lh: 13m:2ls margin-of-up front along with the apex win. #599 put the icing on the bunch until #992 got sidelined cake on Lap 9 and win Fast Lap for 1-1/2 hours on lap 6. That at 36.1 mph on the Big Loop got'cha allowed the rest of the course. Crawford finished all the race pack to get the pass and re-required laps to win Second Place shuffle the race order deck. in class in car #580 in 5:24:14. CLASS 13: Nine·laps; 147 CLASS 9: Nine laps; 147 miles. Two starters; 2 Finishers. miles. Thirteen starters; 9 Finish-Vincent Dudash was first off the ers. I give due credit to the rac- line at the green flag in car# 1367, ers in Class 9 for being a hardy followed by Richard Dormack in bunch. Class 9 cars are about as car #1336. Dudash was on a mis-basic a ride as there is. No frills sion and jumped ahead to take a and a brutal ride; Bumpity-bump. lm:19s lead ahead of Dormack And they keep coming back for on lap 1. Dudash picked up the M.O.R.E. fun. Go figure. Eric pace some more on Lap 4 to win Ruble was first off the line at the Fast Lap honors at 35.1 mph. the green flag in car #909. Ruble Dudash maintained a fast pace DNF'd before completing one and was in the lead by almost lap of fun; ouch. Kurt Davidson 20-minutes after completing the was next to see the green flag in required seven laps on the short-car #920. Brian Caudill won the loop course. Dudash maintained 'first lap' race in car #923 and was his momentum once #1367 made out in front by 42-seconds ahead the switch over to the Big Loop of Davidson. Giti Gowland had course, and made it to the finish worked his way through the pack line in 4:36:05 to win First Place in car #992 and was only 5-sec- by a time margin of 12m:08s. onds behind Davidson after the Richard Dormack got all the laps first lap was over. Caudill went done in 4:58: 13 to win Second faster on lap 2 and so did David- Place in car #1336. son. Caudill went even faster on CLASS 1450: Nine laps; 147 Cary Jones took the gold medal in the Class 78 action, he is seen here pushing his SUV towards that always covered checkered flag. Brad Wilson took top honors in the Class 1600 fracas at the MORE Holiday 200, Brad had less than two minutes on his competition at the checkers. Dusty Times CORVA CALIFORNIA OFF-ROAD VEHICLE ASSOCIATION miles Six starters; 3 Finishes. James Thomas was first off the line in truck #1492. Ernie Serfas was third in line at the green flag and was first in line at the end of lap 1 in truck #1491 with a 25-second lead in front of Thomas. Thomas was the first truck to DNF after lap 2. Brent Downing gave chase in truck January 2012 #1481 and was within 42-seconds of Serfas at the end of lap 2. Ser-fas suffered major downtime on lap 3 and that allowed the rest of the race pack to get the pass and re-shuffle the race order. Down-ing sped up in truck #1481 and took the Fast Lap honors at 37.6 mph on th<! short loop course. Serfas recorded the dreaded DNF iiiiiiiiiiii;;;;;:;;;;=; after lap 4 in truck #1491. After seven laps of racing on the short-loop course, Brent Downing was cruising out in front with a 25-minute lead in truck #1481. Chris Amrein had survived through the carnage and was running in second spot in truck #1490. Downing set the Continued on page 36 Page 35

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Fast Lap pace at 34.6 mph on Lap 7 on the Big Loop course. Am-rein gave chase and actually out-paced Downing, but there wasn't enough laps left to make up the time difference. Brent Downing won First Place in 4: 12:52 in truck #1481 and by a 24m:47s margin-of-victory. Chris Amrein got truck # 1490 to the finish line in 4:37:39 to win Second Place. Tim Doogan fought off the Bar-stow gremlins to win Third Place in truck #1479 in 6:05:19. CLASS 1700: Nine laps; 147 miles. Four starters; 2 Finishers. Michael Vermack was first out of the starting chute in Jeep #1760 and first in line with a 17-second lead after lap 1 was done. Eric Heiden was in fast pursuit in Jeep #1717. Vermack upped the stakes and set the Fast Lap pace on Lap 3 at 32.2 mph on the short-loop course. Vermack pushed the pace and was in the lead by 9m:43s when Jeep #1760 made the switch over onto the Big Loop course. Heiden hit the gas in Jeep #1717 and outpaced Vermack to take the _Fast Lap honors at 31.9 mph on Lap 9. on the Big Lop course. Page 36 .. .. 7 Michael Vemack took top honors in his really good looking Jeep, Michael had five minutes on his competition when he took the flag. Brent Downing pushed his truck to the limit to take the Class 88 win, Brent had 25 minutes on his competition when he took the checkered flag. That was fast enough to narrow the gap on Vermack to 4m:46s, but it wasn't fast enough -and Michael Vermack won First Place in 4:48:30 in Jeep #1760. Eric Heiden completed the required laps in 4:53: 16 to win Second Place in Jeep #1717. CLASS 11: Six laps; 67 miles. Three starters; 2 Finishers. Brian Thompson got the pole start in car #1115 but it was Bob Depew who was out in front by ?-seconds in car #1153 after the first lap was over. Cory Vande-mark had a malfunction on lap 1 that sidelined car #1168 for over an hour. Thompson gave it more gas and got past Depew to take a 2-second lead on lap 2. Depew gave it more gas on Lap 3 and won the Fast Lap honors at 27.6 mph on the short-course loop, and Thompson caught a case of the slows. Depew stayed on the gas and that put # 1153 out front with a 10-minute lead after five laps of racing on the short-loop course. That's as far as #1153 got; DNF. Thompson motored on to complete all the required laps and take the First Place win in 3:36:41 in car #1115. Cory Vandemark completed all the required laps in 4: 17:32 to win Sec-ond Place in car #1168. vent another tragedy. We in the off-road community are watching the watchers, too. I report what I see. Off-road minded people are more active and involved in 'the process' now and serve on citizen committees to advise BLM in for-mulating reasonable rules. It still boils down to implementing and enforcing the rules on 'Race Day'. I know the people at M.O.R.E. do their best to comply because I see them doing it. The simple fact of the matter is - M.O.R.E. can't have eyes everywhere to watch everybody all the time. There are about 100 or so entries per race and each racer has a pit. The row along Main Pit at Start/Finish is usually from 1/2-to-one mile long. There are hundreds or more people strung out behind pit row in their RV's and campers to help pit and chase. That's a lot of crowd to watch over and control. M.O.R.E. has a cadre of vol-unteers that watch every mile of the course to keep spectators out of harms way. The jump at The Rock Pile has been eliminated from racing on but people still play there and use it. There were also OHV fatalities in Johnson Valley this past year that were not race-related. People were also injured and some died out rock climbing in Joshua Tree. The des-ert can be a dangerous place, no matter where or what or when. Be careful out there, Race Fans. I know M.O.R.E. acted re-sponsibly and did their best in putting on safe events because I was there to witness it. The fact of the matter is -M.O.R.E. can never have enough volunteers to watch everybody ev-erywhere all the time to enforce the Rules. The only option I can think of is for every entry to 'volunteer' a person to ~, be the M.O.R.E. rep in somebody else's pit; a pair of eye's in each pit. Give them each a Check List of The Rules to enforce. The one thing I've observed Reporter's Notes: Well, Race Fans - it's been an-other year of open desert off-road rac-ing in sunny south-ern California. I know I've had fun. I'm glad to report it was a year without any major injuries or worse. Two rac-ers were bounced around and banged up when their truck Paul Berton had a good time at the Holiday 200, he won his class with 45 that happens the moSt minutes in hand, he's seen here hustling to the checkered flag. is people walking or driving along pit row seriously rolled at the Powder Puff race, but they were treated and came out ok. There were lots of rollovers but no body sustained injuries that re-quired emergency medical aid. Most people were well be-haved and followed the Rules. I didn't hear of any flagrant abuses or hordes of unruly and uncon-trolled spectators. Thanks to all the M.O.R.E. volun-teers and Staff that helped make it all happen. Thanks to Royal Purple Syn-thetic Oil for help-ing sponsor it in a major way. Thanks to A.R.T.S. and the Techies for keeping us safe. I know BLM-Barstow was under the watchful eye of their bosses and un-der pressure to pre-within the course set-back zone. That is a No-No, Race Fans. I've got an official Press/ Pit Pass and even I can't do it. We must all use the backside of pit row for access. Just Do It. Why? Because -BLM has 10-12 rang-ers on duty at every race watching and tak-ing notes. They take notes of every Rule violation they see and Wendell Mortenson had a few slow laps in the Class 5 action, he finished ding M. 0 . R. E. for it. inthirdplace,he'sseenhereathighspeedonthecourse. They write up a Re-port for each event citing each 'viola-tion' and send it to M.O.R.E. to correct. Technically speaking, BLM can use any one of those 'violations' as justification to deny M.O.R.E. a race Per-mit. Zero tolerance. And "We" are all pay-ing for it. Yep - I've re-ported here how much that tab tallies up to for each race and it adds up to about $ 120 Mike Brown had a few slow laps to hinder him in the Class 9 fracas, but per hour per BLM on he did manage a third place finish for the class at the Holiday. Continued on page 36 January 2012 Dusty Times

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Tim Scott had to settle for a third place finish in the Class 10 action, Tim It was a third place finish in the Class 78 action for Kevin Martin, Kevin was a mere 11 seconds short of a second place finish. is seen here on his way to the checkered flag. In the Class ½-1600 battle it was Matt Gumz taking the bronze medal, Matt was haulin' all the way, a slow third lap didn't help him any. duty. It's the BLM's new "Cost Recovery Fee". For a 100-en-try event, it adds up to about $14,500. This is how BLM can justify it (right out of the BLM SRP handbook): "Participants in competitive events pay for a duty of care or an expectation of safety". That price is $120 per terms of monitoring and enforc-Yep - taxpayers have every right hour per person for BLM to per-ing that justifies paying $ 120 to observe their public servants form "on-site monitoring and per hour per person? BLM-Bar-doing their job. In this particu-permit enforcement". Mucho stow hasn't exactly been forth-lar case, that means somebody wampum. coming in providing any cost is watching each BLM on duty That kind of money just begs analysis or details. The only op-and taking notes: time, place, for an answer: what exactly does tion to find out seems to be to activity observed. Watch the a BLM ranger actually "do" in watch the watchers every move. watchers. I'm fortunate to et ,-----------------...... --------, paid (not that much) to observe and report what I see - all the good dirt for our readers. I've observed and reported what I see BLM doing. All I can say is that I don't get paid $120 an hour to "monitor" the races and Not the best day for Chris Guillen, he was the third place finisher in the Tim Doogan was the third place finisher in his class at the Holiday 200, Rick Romans finished first off the podium in the Class 1 action, he's seen truck race, he's seen here headin' for the checkers at high speed. he's seen here at high speed headin' for the elusive checkered flag. here making his way to the checkered flag at the Holiday race. Zac Reish raced to a nice second place finish in his class at the Holiday Larry Antuna raced to a fourth place finish in the always competitive Class Jeff Smithhart ran hard but had to settle for a fourth place finish in Class race, he's seen here at speed heading for the checkers. 5, Larry is seen here at high speed on his way home. 9, two slow last laps didn't help his cause a lot. Adam Tjelmeland had a slow third lap that didn't help him any, he took David Hill had a fews/ow laps to hinder his cause, David finished in fourth It was a first off the podium finish for Raul Solano in the ½-1600 action, fourth place honors in the Class 10 action, here at speed. place in the Class 78 action, here headin' for the checkers. Raul is seen here racing his way towards the checkered flag. Ryan Agius drove his really good looking truck to a fourth place finish in class at the holiday 200, here at speed heading for home. Page 38 It was a fifth place finish in the Class 1 action for Doug Si/cock, Doug is seen here at high speed on his way to the checkered flag. January 2012 Jay Wallick finished the Holiday 200 with a third place finish in his class, he's seen here at speed headin' for the checkered flag. Dusty Times .,

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Trail Notes ... from page 1 that are helping to sustain the nation's public lands." Jackson, Sutley, Wood, Armstrong and other officials attended a ceremony marking the grant at Baltimore's Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. The event featured the work of the Friends of Fort McHenry, which received a $5,000 grant from the Foundation, made possible by the Toyota funding, to assist the group's organizationar capacity to serve Fort McHenry. The group has supported the development and implementation of educational programming for Baltimore city schools, living history activities about Fort McHenry, interpretive exhibits and visitor facilities. NEEF has supported the work of local organizations and friends groups through its National Public Lands Day ( nation's largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands-since 1994 and its Every Day Grants program ( every_day_grants) since 2010. Toyota has been NPLD's national sponsor for what will be the 14th consecutive year. NEEF has made grants to 22 groups this year, including the Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., and 10 grants in 2010. Summaries of the grantees are provided on the grant program web page. For more information about the America's Great Outdoors Initiative, visit: 2 011 SCORE DESERT SERIES AWARDS - IRVINE, December 10, 2011 Calif.-BFGoodrich Tires, Honda and racer Bryce Menzies and team owner/ rider Johnny Campbell were all big winners Saturday as SCORE International officially concluded the five-race 2011 SCORE Desert Series with the annual SCORE Awards Night in SoCal at the Atrium Hotel in Irvine. Among the others earning SCORE Off-Roadsman of the Year awards were, Geiser Brothers, Baja Pits and Jeff Geiser. In front of a festive holiday standing-room-only crowd of nearly 400, the evening was also a celebration of 38 years of SCORE championship desert racing. While saluting the stars of the 2011 SCORE Desert Series, SCORE President/CEO Sal Fish also previewed the 45th anniversary of the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 that will be a challenging run next November down Mexico's majestic Baja California peninsula starting in Ensenada, Baja California Norte and finishing in La Paz in Baja California Sur. BFG Tires, the official tire of SCORE for 36 years was honored as the 2011 SCORE Contingency Company of the Year. It was the 21st time BFG Tires has been voted the SCORE Contingency Company of the Year. The SCORE Off-Roadsman awards were determined for the first time by a public, online vote for the organization based in Los Angeles. Among the other honorees were the top point leaders from the 2011 SCORE Desert Series, the World's Foremost Desert Racing Series. Several thousand votes were cast in the week-long voting window in late November following the season-ending 44th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. Menzies, of Las Vegas, was voted as the 2011 MasterCrafc Safety SCORE Rookie of the Year after winning the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division with two win and four podium finishes in five races in the No. 70 Menzies Motorsports Ford F-150. Campbell, of San Clemente, Calif., who owns and rides part-time for the prominent JCR Honda racing team and is an 11-time overall motorcycle winner of the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 was honored for the first time as the SCORE Person of the Year. "What Bryce Menzies accomplished this year, his first full season in the SCORE Desert Series, winning the SCORE overall point championship and the SCORE Trophy Truck title while competing against the world's best desert racers was nothing less than phenomenal and honoring Johnny Campbell in this way is a very well-earned award for all he means and hast meant to this sport, especially on the motorcycle side," commented SCORE's Sal Fish. American Honda was voted SCORE Motorcycle Manufacturer of the Year for the 24th time and the 15th consecutive year. Jeff Geiser; recognized along with his brother Rick and the entire Geiser Bros shop in Phoenix, as the top SCORE Trophy Truck builders in the world, was selected the SCORE Mechanic of the Year for the first time. Rick Geiser received this honor both in 2006 and 2010. "BFGoodrich Tires has been supporting all of desert racing, especially SCORE, for 36 years," said Fish, "To win the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 once is a major feat, but to capture the world's most prestigious desert race 20 straight years (1986-2005) and 25 times all together is unbelievable. BFG Tires are the most dominant desert racing tires in the world and we are privileged to be able honor them. They have also started a new streak currently with five consecutive Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 overall victories. BFG's grassroots support of desert racers is unparalleled. SCORE is deeply humbled to have the relationship with BFG Tires that we have had for over three and a half decades. No motorsport has a more involved nor a more committed sponsor and .contingency donor than we have in BFG Tires." Mike Julson, of Santee, Calif., who is a SCORE regular co-driver in both SCORE Trophy Truck and the unlimited Class 1, saw his'Jimco open-wheel desert race cars win the 2011 SCORE Original Buggy Chassis Manufacturer point championship for the 18th time and 17th straight. Kroyer Racing Engines of Las Vegas captured the 2011 Engine Builder point championship for the second straight year. A rugged group of 21 SCORE racers were also honored as 2011 SCORE Toyota Milestone Award winners after finishing all 1,762.02 race miles during the season. Joining Fish in presenting the prestigious awards was Les Unger, Toyota's National Motorsports manager. It the 26th consecutive year that Toyota has presented this unique awards. Mexico's Gabriel Garcia, the motorsports editor of the El Vigia newspaper in Ensenada, was honored for the first time as the Judy Smith SCORE Journalist of the Year, while My Baja Photo (Alexander Ponce) earned the Jim Ober SCORE Photographer of the Year honors for the first time. Presented for this first time this year, winning the new Blue C SCORE Videographer of the Year award was Mexico's Cactus Films (Esteban Flores). Baja Pits was honored for the second time in the last three years as the SCORE Pit Support Team of the Year. Leading the parade of 2011 SCORE Desert Series point champions were the three overall titlists-Las Vegas' Menzies. (Overall and SCORE Trophy Truck), Mike Johnson, El Paso, Texas (Overall motorcycle and Class 30) and Brandon Brown, Umatilla, Ore. (Overall ATV and Class 24). Sal Fish also announced Saturday night that November's 44th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 will be featured Sunday (Dec. 11) in a special segment on the World of Adventure Sports on NBC TV. Airtime is 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and 11 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. SCORE opens its five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series Jan. 13-15 in Southern Nevada with the first two round of the season at the 18th Annual SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge. SCORE International, founded in 1973 by the late Mickey Thompson and headed by Sal Fish since 1974, continues today as the premier sanctioning body in the sport of desert racing. SCORE races feature 29 Pro and two Sportsman classes for cars and trucks in the U.S. with seven additional Pro and four more Sportsman classes for motorcycles and ATVs competing in the races in Mexico. SCORE races in the U.S. average 150 entries while the average in Mexico, with motorcycle and ATV classes running as well as the cars and trucks is nearly 300. Tecate Beer was the title sponsor of the 44th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. Official Sponsors of the SCORE Desert Series are:-BFGoodrich Tires, Official Tire-Volkswagen of America, Official Vehicle-Sunoco Race Fuels, Official Race Fuel-Slime, Official Tire Sealant-Symons Ambulance Company, Official Ambulance-Bilstein, Official Shock Absorber-Instant Mexico Auto Insurance, Official Mexican Auto Insurance. Official Sponsors of the SCORE Baja 1000 are:-Coca-Cola, Official Soft Drink-Volaris Airlines, Official Airline-Lightforce Performance Lighting, Official Driving Light. Additional SCORE Sponsors are - Proturismo Ensenada, Baja California Secretary of Tourism, COTUCO Mexicali/ San Felipe, Las Vegas Events, Blue C Advertising, SignPros, PCI Race Radios, McKenzie's Performance Products and Advanced Color Graphics. For more information, contact SCORE at its Los Angeles headquarters 818.225.8402 or visit the official website of the SCORE Desert Series at 2011 SCORE Off-Roadsman of the Year Award Winners SCORE Contingency Company of the Year-BFGoodrich Tires, SCORE Motorcycle Manufacturer of the Year-American Honda, SCORE Mechanic• of the Year-Jeff Geiser, Geiser Bros., SCORE Pit Support Team of the Year-Baja Pits; Judy Smith SCORE Journalist of the Year-Gabriel Garcia, El Vigia, Jim Ober SCORE Photographer of the Year, My Baja Photo (Alexander Ponce Blue C SCORE Videographer of the Year-Cactus Films (Esteban Flores), SCORE Rookie of the Year-Bryce Menzies, SCORE Trophy Truck, Person of the Year-Johnny Campbell, JCR Honda Racing, *Original Buggy Chassis Manufacturer-Jimco, *Engine Builder-Kroyer Racing Engines - *Determined by points, others open, on-line voting RECORD ENTRY AND CLASS CHAMPIONS CROWNED AT BEST IN THE DESERT'S TRANS WEST FORD HENDERSON "250" - DECEMBER, 2011 -Las Vegas, NV. Best In The Desert's 2011 season wrapped up in grand style as 180 entries took on the challenging 80-mile multi-loop course located near Jean, Nevada. For many racers, this was their final shot at a chance to capture several class championships still up for grabs. The first race of the day for motorcycles, quads and UTVs got underway just as the sun was beginning to rise on an extremely cold morning. They ran three laps on a special 45-mile loop for a total of 135 miles with a gran prix style finish. At the end, Shane Esposito and Robby Bell took the number one motorcycle and overall win on their THR backed Kawasaki. Greg Stuart and Nicholas Granlund got the top spot for the quads while Jason Murray, Derek Murray, and William Kugel scored the UTV win. Race two featured Classes 1100, 1700, 1800, 2000, 3000, 3700, 4400, 6000, 7100, and 8100. Class 1100 was a great battle for not only the race but also the season championship. Going into the race Bryan Folks held the points lead, closely followed by Brent Parkhouse, Lee B;mning Sr., and Gregg Ryan. At the special time trials for Class 1100, Parkhouse stepped up his challenge to Folks by capturing the pole starting position. Brent Parkhouse made the most from his first starting spot as he sailed to the Class win and because of Bryan Folks' fourth place finish, also took the Class 1100 championship. In another tight battle, just over two minutes separated the top three TrophyLites with Troy Messer claiming the top spot. In Class 7100, Blake Henn took first place along with the Class Championship. Tim Casey drove his Ford F-250 to the Class 8100 victory and by doing so, repeated his 2010 Class Championship with the title for 2011. The third and final race of the day featured Classes 1000, 1200, 1400, 1500, 7200 and 8000. NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Justin Lofton, having won the "Team Ford" Pole Award at qualifying, was first off the line. Justin quickly stretched out his lead and never looked back as he coasted to the overall and Class 1500 victory. One thing that may have helped his lap times was his great pit support, as he had brought many members of his NASCAR pit crew along with him to the Nevada desert. After witnessing one of his pit stops, a BLM ranger monitoring the event stated he had never seen one performed that fast at any desert race. Steve Appleton held a 13-point lead over Garrick Freitas in Class 1500 coming into Henderson and while Freitas finished second, Appleton's fourth place finish was good enough to earn him the 2011 Class Championship. Appleton also edged out Freitas for the $4000 Camburg "Best in the Desert" award along with a beautiful trophy by posting' the fastest average speed over the combined 1,675 race course miles for the season. Jason Voss was the first Trick Truck off the line followed by B.J. Baldwin. Voss set a hot pace and held the lead after the first lap, but suffered driveline problems heading into the third lap and had to settle for an eighth-place class finish. The lead changed several times throughout the course of the race as many of the frontrunners also experience driveline and other mechanical issues. In the end it was Adam Householder coming in for the Trick Truck win and third overall, only one and a half minutes ahead of the second place truck of Marc Ewing. Jerry Zaiden and Jerry Whelchel held on to take third in the Trick Truck ranks. By piloting his Ford Trick Truck to the victory, Householder also walked away with a $10,000 bonus from Ford. When the dust settled, after the points were added up and penalties assessed, it was B.J. Baldwin taking the Trick Truck Championship for 2011. This was Baldwin's second consecutive Best In The Desert Trick Truck Championship. Dr. Macrae Glass made it back into the win column at Henderson for the Class 8000 victory and along with it, the Class Championship. In Class 7200, Al HcSgan managed to take the win and overtake Steve Kovach for the Class Championship. $134,000 Trick Truck Challenge-Adam Householder took home an extra $12,000 for his . HJnderson win, Marc Ewing earned $6,300 for second place, and Jerry Zaiden received $3,300 for third. For the year-end bonus, B.J. Baldwin scored $10,000 and the Trick Truck Challenge trophy. Steve Strobel got $5,000 and the #28 truck of Steve Olliges and John Swift received $3,000. The TransWest Ford Henderson 250 saw $25,300 paid out in prize money. An additional $40,420 was also paid out in Best In The Desert year-end bonus money. 2011 was a banner year for Best In The Desert. Race entries were up and the competition was tighter than ever. The Lucas Oil television broadcasts of the races added a lot of exposure for the racers and sponsors by bringing Best In The Desert into millions of households nationwide. With 2012 on the horizon, look for even more from Best In The Desert, especially with the addition of the famous General Tire Mint 400 being added to the schedule. Trans West Henderson "250" Car & Truck Class Winners: Class 1000 -Todd Elam; Class 1100 - Brent Parkhouse; Class 1200 - Justin Blower; Class 1400 -Adam Householder; Class 1500 - Justin Lofton; Class 1700 - Eric Helgeson; Class 1800 - Jason Voss; Class 2000 - Patrick Nirschl; Class 3000 - Keith Waibel; Class 3700 - Bill Bunch; Class 6000 - Troy Messer; Class 7100 - Blake Henn; Class 7200 - Al Hogan; Class 8000 - Macrae Glass; Class 8100 -Tim.Casey. 2011 Best In The Desert Car & Truck Class Champions: Class 1000 -Todd Elam; Class 1100 - Brent Parkhouse; Class 1200 - Troy Vest; Class 1400 - B.J. Baldwin; Class 1500 - Steve Appleton; Class 1700 -John Helton; Class 1800 - Jason Voss; Class 2000 - Patrick Nirschl; Class 3000 - Keith Waibel; Class 3700 - Bill Bunch; Class 4400 - J.T. Stephens; Class 7100 - Blake Henn; Class 7200 - Al Hogan; Class 8000 - Macrae Glass; Class 8100 -Tim Casey. 2011 Best In The Desert Grand Champions: Car/Truck - Steve Appleton; UTV -Matt Parks; Motorcycle - Mark Davidge; Quad - Gerald Nunes. Camburg "Best in the Desert" Award: Steve Appleton. Best In The Desert official sponsors: Ford Motor Company - official truck, General Tire - official tire, Lucas - Official Oil, VP Racing Fuels - official fuel, KC HiLiTES - official light, John Deere - official UTV, Husqvarna - official motorcycle, Fabtech -Official Suspension, Fall Advertising, Prerunner Maniac, McKenzies, PCI Race Radios, and Sportsman Cycle Sales. Further information available from: Page44 January 2012 Dusty Times

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.. Tecate/SCDRE BaJqp;geJDDD 5:30 on Saturday afternoon, but didn't turn their motor off, and thus, couldn't carry on a conversa-tion. Their time was 27:23:07. There were three of the Sports-man 5/1600 cars, but none of chem finished. about Mile 194 and had-co wait for the new one to gee there, and then for repairs to be made, so they lost five or six hours. They had "several" oclier problems also. All together, Laguna drove about 600 miles, and then Stacy came in to the finish. Their •time was 27:58:42. Class 17, the modified Jeep-Speed cars, had two starters, but no finishers. Class 2, which is unlimited open-wheel, 3.5 liter turbo or ·su, percharged cars, had one-•starter, no finisher. · · Class 2-D, which is the ·same as the. above, with Diesel power, had one entry, no finishers. fo die Sportsman Buggy class there .were eight starters, but just three finishers. In first p-lace it was Viry Felix, a young lady from Ensenada, who drove the whole distance in her two-seat Varo-VW, becoming the first Mexican . woman co solo a car in the Baja 1000. The celebration with her family and friends went on for a · long time, with champagne being ~prayed everywhere. Her time was 25:42:41. , :1n second place it was John MatI\eY: .:.Jim B_unn and Luis Ramirez in .. an Alpha Class 1, car, running as a .Sportsman. Mainey started, Bunn did the middle, and Ramirez drove from 3 Poles to the Bre Towe • 100 Gallon Capacity • Single or Double Dry Break • EZSet Up ~ Affordable IndyCar Fl Technology Accessories • Dump Cans • Hose • Reducers • Filler Necks & Caps Helmets • Snell SA 2005 Forced Air Helmets [ RACING GUI~] • Wired for Communication & Ear Bud Ready • Racing Optics Tear Offs cm HJC MOTORSPORTS • Universal and Custom Molded Ear Buds • Helmet Skirts • Shields loolAir" Blower Systems • Highest Flowing Systems I • 105, 135, 150, 235 and 250 CFM Ratings • High Flow Filters & Custom Hoses • Trophy Kart Kits for Driver & Clutch Cooler finish. Bunn hit a rock and took out the right front shock at Mile 150. They just drove without it. Their time was 27:37:31. Third place went to Edward Cummings, Joe Whitney and Wil-lie Cummings, all from Arizona, in a Foddrill VW. They finished after we left the finish line area, so we know nothing of their trip. Their time was 29:28:22 and they were the last in the class to get back. In the Sportsman Truck class there were six starters, but only one made it all the way. That was the team of Randy Swink, Steve Finnegan, and Arturo Montano in a Ford. They finished at about le was a 1:ough course, and long, but the racers liked the course for the most part. There were few, if any of chose time-consuming traf-fic jams that sometimes clog up a section and almost bring the race co a stop. There were also few com-plaints about being stuck in silt, and happily, there was no heavy, drippy fog to obscure vision and glue: che dust to the windshield or face shield. For the most part, a good time was had by all. And, the spectators weren't throwing things. Now SCORE starts it all over again, and in 2012, brings the season to an end with a long, pen-insula trip, to La Paz. 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