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f Volume 29 -Number 2 • February 2012 $2.50 ISSN8750-1732 Celeb,a~ing ou, 2!J~h Yea, OF se,viee To The OFF Road communi~y ~-------------------------------~-~-~--~-~~...., covering the world of competition in the dirt •••

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Publisher Emeritus Jean Calvin Editor John Calvin Associate Editor Judy Smith Editorial Assistant Bekki Wikel Controller John Calvin Marketing Pat Caplan Circulation Vance Scott Contributors Homer Eubanks J. Preston Bradshaw Jim Culp Martin Holmes Rod Koch Byrle Moore Steve Ruddick Maurice Selden Tony Tellier Trackside Photo Art Director Larry Worsham B.O.n.E. ----Subscription Rates, $25.00 per year, 12 issues, USA, Foreign Subscription rates on request. Contributions, DUSTY TIMES welcomes contributions, but is not responsible for such material. Unsolicited material will be rerumed only by request and with a self addressed stamped envelope. Classified Ads, will be published as received, prepaid. DUSTY TIMES assumes no liability for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject to editing. DUSTY TIMES, (ISSN 8750-1732) is published monthly by Hillside Racing Corp, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311, (818) 882-0004 with additional Dusty Times, LLC offices at 415 N. Higgins Avenue, Suite lA, Missoula, MT 59802. Copyright by Hillside Racing Corp. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Periodical Postage paid at Chatsworth, CA 91311 and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address change to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311. CHANGE OF ADDRESS, Four weeks notice is required for change of address. Please furnish both old and new address, and send to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St, Chatsworth, CA 91311 SNAPSHO~ OF THE MONTH.~-Vince Tjelmeland, 1982 Budweiser Baja Cross Class 10 champion, airborne here on his way to the checkered flag. DUSTY TIMES will fearure 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 picrure used. If you wish the photo rerurned, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Only prints up to 8xl0 or electronic media submitted via email will be considered. In This Issue ... FEATURES SNORE Rage At The River by] Preston Bradshaw .................................... 8 SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge by Judy Smith ................................. 14 CODE Mexicana Logistics 300 by J Preston Bradshaw ............................ 20 Lucas Oil At Firebird J Preston Bradshaw ................................................ 24 Fall Crandon by Mike Reutsche .............................................................. 34 DEPARTMENTS Happenings ..................... : ....................................................................... 4 Trail Notes .................................................................. : ............................ 6 BFGoodrich News ................................................................................. 38 Blueribbon Coalition ............................................................................ 38 Pony ExJ'ress ·················-······································································· 39 Checkers, ............................................................................................... 40 Good Stuff Directory ........................................................................... 41 Classified Ads ........................................................................................ 47 Index To Advertisers ..................................... ·-······································ 47 ON THE COVER It was a great win in Class 1 for Terry Householder at the SNORE Rage At The River contest, Terry was also first overall for the race weekend, seen here hustling to the finish line. Trackside Photo B.J. and Bobby Baldwin did well at the SCORE Laughlin Desert Chal-lenge, they took the Saturday event with ease in their Chevy Silverado. Trackside Photo Visit Our Website at IJ Finduson I Face book >' "S ee,d,4,e,,ie,-.d,e 7 tUUf,f,/ to. DU STY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! □ 1 year -$25.00 □ 2 years -$40.00 □ 3 years -$55.00 (to subscribe online go to □ NEW □ RENEWAL Name ____________ '-"----------Address _____________________ _ City ______________________ _ State _______________ Zip ___ • ____ _ Primary Interest Cars O Trucks D MotorcyclesD Send check or money order to: DUSTY TIMES 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311 Canadian • 1 year $30.00 US - Overseas subscription rates upon request Dusty Times February 2012 Page 3

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2012 Na11,p~nings ... lOK FoUR WmELERS . ·P.O. Box 36 · : CLEVES, Omo 45002. . . · <4x4> (AU events staged at the club grounds in Claoes. Ohio) 4x4 FoREVER, Lm. . . 1665 DELAWARE ST. . . 0sHKOSH·, WI 54901 AMERICAN RALLY SPORT GROUP, INc. 3650 SotJTH POINTE CIRC!-E, Sum 205 . 1.AuGHUN, NV 89208 . (702) 298-8171/FAX: (702) 521-0597 <web 25-ameri-can-rally-sport-group.htrh. E Mail: AMERICAN. TRIALS AssocIATION AMA Obsenied Trials Southern California Championship Series BILL MARICuM, 2010 PRESIDENT (909) 860-1857 24 HR HOTLINE, 2010 (714) 562-7742 E MAIL: BMARK909@AOL.COM <> . AsocIACION EsTATAL . . DE AUTOMOVILISMO SAM l.AsELL, TECH INSPECTOR AJ>To42 SAN JosE DEL CABO BAJA CALIFORNIA DEL SUR. MEXICO AUSTRALIAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSI:QP DARRYL SMITii 19 SoMERS ST. CAsHMERE, QUEENSLAND, 4500, AUSTRALIA DUSTY TIMES AUTOCROSS QUEBEC OFF ROAD CJAss 10 CARS ONLY RENALD VAILLANCOURT 3069 DAGENAIS WEST . LAvAi QuEBEC, CANADA H7P 1T7 (450) 622-4440 · < . indexpag.html> BAJA CUP CILuu.NGE BAJA PRoTRUCK OFF RoAD RACE SERIES 14402 BoND CoURT EL CAJON, CA 92021 619-390-6252 The Protruck schedule fr,r 2012 will consist of both the SCORE and Best In The Desert races. BARONA SAND DRAG ASSN. P.O. Box 1521 UKESIDE, CA 92040 AU Races Are Night Races All Races At Barona Racewa,, Lakeside, CA BBM MARKETING PROMOTIONS• Off Road Short Course Racing & Special Event Marketing NORCO, CA 92860 e-mail (909) 815-5811 BEST IN THE DESERT 3475 BOULDER HIGHWAY I.As VEGAS, NV 89121 702-457-5775/FAX:702-641-2431 <> March 23 - 2S, 2012 General Tire Mint 400 Las Vegas, NV May 4 -6, 2012 Canidae Tap lt 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 I ' I I • , , l , • l!] ... DEERING INDUSTRIES The largest selection of aircraft hardware on the West Coast! including 12PT AIRCRAFT BOLTS t • MS•NAS•AN 150,000 items in stock - 100% American Made 12 pt Nuts • Jet Nuts • Nut Plates • Washers 562-595-1668 3300 Cherry Ave • long Beach, CA• fax 562-595-1678 • e-mail: Page4 February 2012 Dusty Times T

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Trail. Notes ... 2 012 RALLY AMERICA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP KICKS-OFF AT SNo*DRIFT -Organizers Post Record 70-Car Entry List January 13, 2012 (Williston, VT) --The 38th running of the Sno*Drift Rally in Northern Michigan will once again kick-off the six events that comprise the 2012 Rally America National Championship on January 27th and 28th, 2012. Based in Montmorency County, the Sno*Drift Rally is the only snow-covered event where high-powered rally cars will speed, jump, and slide down narrow ice-covered stages! A record-setting 70 teams from across the U.S. and Canada will test their skills on the snow-banked roads which are sure to be an exciting setting to begin the 2012 Rally America National Championship. (See the full Sno*Drift Rally entry list here: http://www.rally-america. com/events/2012/SNODRIIT/entries/) Topping the list of teams is 2010 Rally America National Champions, Antoine L'Estage and Nathalie Richard from Quebec, Canada, piloting what is expected to be a revamped 2010 Mitsubishi Evolution X. L'Estage and Richard finished with a solid 2nd place overall in 2011 and look to keep the pressure on as a favorite to win it all this year. L'Estage's closest competition is the entry from Vermont SportsCar and Subaru Rally Team USA entry, is expected to field a 2012 Subaru WRX STI for 2011 Rally America National Championship overall winner David Higgins from the Isle of Man -but the official announcement has not yet been made as to who will actually be piloting the Subaru factory-backed machine. The top story from last year's Sno*Drift Rally was the history-making achievement of Traverse City, Michigan's Travis and Terry Hanson piloting their Super Production (SP) 2007 Subaru WRX STI to an overall win. It was the first time an SP Class car won an event outright, which ultimately positioned them for a 2011 Rally America National Championship third-place overall finish. The Hansons will test their luck again in challenging the more powerful Open Class cars, but as everyone knows, the snow can be an equalizing factor giving anyone a chance for victory. The Two-Wheel Drive category is always fun to watch and has been exploding with top talent over the past few seasons and the 2012 Sno*Drift Rally will continue the trend. Chris Duplessis from Whitefield, NH, who recently competed in WRC Academy at Rally GB, returns with a rally-prepared 2012 Ford Fiesta R2. He faces strong challenges from television host and longtime Rally competitor, Andrew Comrie-Picard, who will be piloting a 2010 Scion xD, as well as 2009 Rally America Rookie of the year, Dillon Van Way from Carencro, LA, as he returns in his always-fast 2011 Ford Fiesta. The 2012 Rally America National Championship season opener will feature the entrance of a number of international competitors. Notably, Belgium Rally Champion, David Sterckx, will make his Rally America National Championship event debut driving a newly prepared SP Subaru WRX STI with co-driver Karen Jankowski. Chinese (;hampionship driver, Tingwu Song, begins his full Rally America National Championship effort at Sno*Drift with co-driver Martin Brady in a 2009 Mitsubishi EVO X. Song first arrived on the American rally scene at the 2011 New England Forest Rally to test the waters. He placed as high as sixth in the Chinese Championship before shifting his attention to America. Fans attending the 2012 Sno*Drift Rally will have plenty of opportunities to meet their favorite drivers and watch the rally action on more than 120 miles of competition roads and at the fan-friendly Ralph Thayer Mazda sponsored Super Special stage which takes place in the afternoon on Saturday, January 28th in Lewiston, Ml. The Sno*Drift Rally begins in downtown Lewiston, MI on Friday, January 27, 2012 at the 1:00pm Pare Expose where spectators will have a chance to view the rally cars on display as well as meet and get autographs from the many drivers and co-drivers prior to the start of the event. Fans will be able to pick up complimentary spectator guides that provide driving instructions to nearby viewing areas. It's the perfect starting place for a day full of rally competition and an adventure in the beautiful Michigan woods. The action continues in downtown Atlanta, MI at 8:00am, on Saturday, January 28, 2012, with another Pare Expose before heading to the Ralph Thayer Mazda Super Special Stage. The Super Special is a rally stage where spectators can watch all the rally action from start to finish from the comfort of one viewing location. The Super Special will be held at the Lewiston Sand & Gravel Pit located just off of Buttles Road -admission is just $5 per person. Due to limited on-site parking, organizers are providing free bus rides from the Atlanta, MI School and the Lewiston Ace Hardware store beginning at noon. Details of both opportunities are currently available on the event website: In addition to the Super Special planned for Saturday, the Sno*Drift Rally organizers are proud to announce the return of the Ralph Thayer Mazda-sponsored Sno * Attack 2-Wheel-Drive Class competition supporting grassroots rally competitors. The Top 5 overall two-wheel-drive finishers of the Ralph Thayer Mazda Sno * Attack competition have a chance to split over $5,000 in prize money. Detroit area auto dealer, Ralph Thayer Mazda, is a long-time supporter of regional rallycross events in the Detroit area and has stepped up their involvement in stage rally in recent years. More information regarding both the Super Special and the Ralph Thayer Max Attack two-wheel-drive competition can be found at and Rally America will feature an online broadcast of the Sno*Drift Rally on www. beginning at l:0pm EST on Friday, January 27th. The free live-streaming broadcast will bring you live stage racing, driver interviews, results, and analysis. This marks the first time that Rally America will live stream a National Championship event. The organization believes the increased exposure will help grow the sport and give greater visibility to all National Championship events, drivers, and their sponsors. The 2012 Rally America National Page& Las Vegas, NV GLEN HELEN BAJA CUP CHALLENGE SERIES PO Box6950 SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92412 PHONE: (909) 384-9343 Lucas Oil Regional Off 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 SconMoRRow (816) 792-2126 (All races are short course, stadium sc,le Classes, 2010 Spomman, 1/2-1600, 5-1600, Spore Truck, Quads, Tough Truck Nebraska Raceway Park, Exit 420 on 1-80 between Omaha and Lincoln.) For latest info check <> HORA HIGH DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 750208 · LAs VEGAS, NV 89136 <> 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 l<AMLOOPS, BC, CANADA Mike Strange (i50) 573-4003 LAS VEGAS SANDSPORTS & OFFROAD EXPO (626) 961-3782 <> <> CURT LEDucs OFF RoAD SwAP MEET February 26, 2012 Casino Morongo Mwe in February 25 Swap Meet February 26 L.I.T.R.E. JEFF ELROD (408) 926-0522 JIM ARUTA (408) 247-4402 LOORRS LUCAS OIL OFF RoAD RAcING SERIES <> March 31 - April 1, 2012 Firebird Raceway February 2012 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 l - 2, 2012 Reno September 22 - 23, 2012 Las Vegas Motor Speedway October 27 - 28, 2012 Firebird Raceway MAMARRITA OFF RoAD RAcING Luis CARLOS ALvAREzo PANAMERICANA AVE #5105 Co. JUAREZ, CHIH., MX 011-52-1637-1799 MlcmGAN BuooY BUILDERS Dune Buggy Trade Show (517) 543-7214 <> MICHIGAN OFF RoAD CHAMPIONSIDPS M.T.B. Enterprises Inc. 15529 JONES ROAD GRAND LEDGE, ML 48837 (517) 627-6200 Motorcycles, Quads, ATVs and Pilots only MAORA Mm-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 < March 17, 2012 Balls Out 250 Short Course by Slash X Barstow, CA May 19, 2012 M.O.R.E, 500 'f 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-SOCIATI0N DAVE BARRET 6363 NIGHTINGALE DR. FLINT, ML 48506 (810) 730-9221 MoTOWEST WINTER ThIALs SERIF.S BILL MARKHAM (909) 860-1857 <> All events at Perris Raceway (At Reed Valley with a school) NATIONAL MUD 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) (Thunder Valley located 15 minutes from Spring Valley) NORRA NATIONAL OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION (661) 262-7171 <> April 28-May 2, 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 CLASS REP., 2010 1/2-1600 BRUCE MEYERS (865) 453-1005 CLASS REP., 2010 9 & UNLTD. MICHAEL MOORE (334) 271-7035 OUTLAW REP. DoN PONDER (314) 631-8190 (All Races at Wheeling in the Count, 900 Acres) Omo OFF RoADERS INc. 1427 GOSHEN HILLS ROAD S.E. NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO 44663 JIM KENDEL (216) 339-4674 All races held at Harrison County Fairgrounds. Cadiz, Ohio ONTARIO OFF ROAD RACERS AssocIATION RICK T!CHBOURNE, PUBLIC RELATIONS (519)-681-4192(H)/(519) 457-2913(W) OUTLA w SEVEN PICKUP 9269 UMMELMAN ST. Louis, MO 63123 (314) 631-8140/Fax: ((314) 631-1921 PACE MOTOR SPORTS U.S. Off Road Championship 495 N. COMMONS DRIVE AURORA, IL 60504 (630) 566-6100 <> PENNSYL V ANlA 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) 875-7591 PRoTRUCK PROTRUCK MANAGEMENT INC. 11409 PINEHURST DR. LAKEslDE, CA 92040 (619) 885-4458 Protruck Schedule consists of all SCORE and Best In The Desert Races Pao 1600 SHOOTOUT COREY GOIN 559-647-6132 GOINRACIN@HOTMAIL.COM PuRE ENERGY PROMOTIONS P.O. Box SO RICKETTS, IA 51460 (712) 679-2221 RALLY AMERICA <> February 24 - 25, 2012 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood Salem, MO May 4 - 6, 2012 Oregon Trail Rally Portland & The Dalles, OR June l - 2, 2012 Susquehannock Trail Rally Wellsboro, PA July 13 - 14, 2012 New England Forest Rally Newry, ME September 22 - 23, 2012 Olympus Rally Seattle, WA 22ND RALLYE AlcHA DES GAZELLES The Only All-Women's Off-Roaa Rally Dusty Times . I

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Raid In The World U.S. Liaison:Kelly Van Hoesen 203-249-1340 Skype: kellanvanhoesen kellan@soulsidenetcom <> March 17-March 31, 2012 France and Morocco RG CANNING PRODUCTIONS, INc. OFF RoAD SwAP MEET P.O. Box 400 MAYWOOD, CA 90270-0400 New/Used Off Road Related Parts & Accessories MIKE CAMPBELL 323-560-7469 Ext 507 ROCK CRAWLERS ASSOCIATION O F AMERICA P.O. Box 1406 RIVERTON, UT 84065 (801) 446-5337/Fax: (801) 253-3176 SAN DIEGO S HORT COURSE W INTERNATIONALS A New Series lry Snowbird Off Road Racing Pro Trucks, Desert Trucks, Buggies, Pilots, Tough Truck <> (858) 571.>6088 SAN DIEGO OFF RoAD ExrosmoN (888) 836 7918 SCCA RoADRALLY P.O. Box 19400 TOPEKA, KS 66619 800-770-2055 <> SFX MoTORSPORTS GROUP 495 N. COMMONS DRIVE, SUITE 200 AURORA, IL 60504 (630) 566-6100/ (630) 556-6180 Fax SCORE SCORE INTERNATIONAL 23961 CRAITSMAN Ro., Sum A CA!ABASAS, CA 91302 (818) 225-8402/FAX: (818) 225-8102 <> 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 PC! 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Contact King Shocks for more information at 714-530-8701 or go to You can also find us on Facebook at ROBBY GORDON AND TOYO TIRES~ CAP THE DAKARTII WITH STAGE 14 WIN -Cypress, CA - Robby Gordon and navigator Johnny Campbell finished the 2012 Dakar™ on a high note by winning the 29km timed special of Stage 14, the last in this year's off-road marathon rally. The overall route travelled 254km from Pisco to Lima, Peru, marking the completion of a 14-day Pan American odyssey which began on the Atlantic coast in Argentina, crossed through the Andes, and then turned north to Peru along the Pacific coast. Gordon's #303 SPEED Energy/ Toyo Tires HUMMER won the brief 29km (18-mile) final stage with a large 21-second margin over the second place finisher. He finished fifth overall in the 2012 Dakar, capturing three stage wins and a total of seven podiums along the way. In addition, Gordon's HUMMER was the only two-wheel-drive vehicle finishing in the top ten. Gordon began Stage 14 from the 10th spot due to challenges he faced during Stage 13, which included lost time due to a rollover. He managed to hold second overall for much of the rally, even while sacrificing a Stage 1 win to assist his teammate, Nasser Al-Attiyah who had a mechanical problem near the end of the stage. Al-Attiyah ultimately retired during Stage 9. Prior to his retirement, Al-Attiyah, driver of the Toyo® Open Country M/T®-R equipped #300 Qatar HUMMER, won Stages 2 and 7, and finished third in Stage 3. In addition to the normal challenges facing competitors in the Dakar, one of the two Team SPEED support trucks was delayed in customs in Argentina prior to the start of the race. It was not released until Stage 6, drivers taking shifts behind the wheel to race across Argentina into Chile to catch up with the day's bivouac. Without the presence of that support vehicle during the first portion of Dakar, the team was faced with a shortage of tools, spare parts and fresh sets of tires. In fact, tires were rotated, rather than replaced at times when other competitors had fresh replacements. "It was a great Dakar Rally for us. We were able to take what we had learned over the last few years and incorporate it into our cars and team. The improvements showed because we definitely had the fastest cars during the race," said Gordon. "The tires were great during the Dakar as well. It shows just how tough Toyo has built them to sustain all the elements that we encountered during the 14-day event. I made a technical decision to change a hub on Stage 11 rather than just greasing it, and this decision ultimately cost us the rally," continued G ordon. "If I hadn't made this decision, I feel quite confident that we would have won the race We congratulate Robby Gordon, Johnny Campbell, Nasser Al-Attiyah and their entire support crew for their accomplishments in this year's Dakar rally," said Amy Coleman, senior director of marketing, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. "We are proud that our Toyo Open Country M/T-R tires were a part of this great effort which is now in the history books. Robby Gordon and his team have truly displayed the heart and determination that represents our company mantra ... Driven to Perform." The podium results for the two Toyo Open Country M/T-R equipped HUMMERS of Gordon and Al-Attiyah during the 2012 Dakar were impressive: -Stage 2: Win (Al-Attiyah); Third (Gordon) -Stage 3: Third (Al-Attiyah) -Stage 5: Second (Gordon) -Stage 7: Win (Al-Attiyah); Second (Gordon) -Stage 8: Second (Gordon) -Stage 9: Win (Gordon) -Stage 12: Win (Gordon) -Stage 14: Win (Gordon) MASTERCRAFT SAFETY AND IMPACT HAVE ALL YoUR SAFETY NEEDS COVERED THIS WINTER -Unrivaled in the realm of motorsports protection, it would be easy enough for MasterCraft Safety and Impact by MasterCraft Safety to rest on their laurels. Instead, both companies constantly forge ahead and innovate in an effort to provide the best possible products from head to toe, with MasterCraft's legendary energy-attenuating seats and occupant restraints, and Impact's industry-leading helmets, driving suits, and apparel. Continuous innovation on the part of MasterCraft and Continued on page 39 Page7

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RAGE AT THE RIVER ouseholder Wins overall By ] Preston Bradshaw Photos: Mikes Race Photos ---l .,. ,,. Terry Householder was the big winner in the Class 1 battle, he also took first overall for the weekend, he's seen here flying towards the finish line. Wow! 218 entries in 20 classes of racing and a good time was had by most of the competitors. The weather was decent and the city of Laugh-lin welcomed the racers with open arms. There was a good turnout of contingency companies and outside of die fact that the wind blew rea-sonably hard all day long on Friday, it was a really g_ood weekend to be at the SNORE Rage At The River event. The Class 1 troops, there were 18 of them en-tered, did a whole bunch of racin', 10 of them fin-ished their required five laps each day. On Satur-day Harley Letner was fastest car on his first lap but a long fifth lap dropped him to a 10th 2_lace finishing position. Terry Householder just cruised along for his five required laP.s and finished third overall for the day. Kyle Conlon was fastest on Saturday with a time of 56:24:515. The com-2.lete finishing order for Class 1 on Saturday was, Terry Householder, Kyle Conlon, Adam Bosch in third spot, Tony Murray finished first off the podi-um and Jim Tucker took fifth place honors. Den-nis Boyle finished in the sixth spot, Joseph David was seventh in, Kevin El-lis was eighth in, Allan Lee was ninth to finish and l ason Whipple was the 10th place finisher. Tl Flores, Levi Rockhill and Harley Letner were the fi-nal three completing their required laps on Saturday. The dnf group consisted of: Richard Boyle Jen-nifer Clemison, Yictor Gruber, Keith Banfield and Louie Serna. The Class 1 Sunday race saw Tony Murray fast-est for the five lap action. Adam Bosch was 11 sec-onds behind the leader at the flag, Terry House-holder was third in time, Jim Tucker was fourth to finish and Allan Lee took fifth place honors. In sixth P.lace was Kyle Conlon, Dennis Boyle was lucky seventh, Kevin Ellis was eighth car in and Joseph David finished in the ninth s ot. That's all Michael Lapaglia took the gold medal in the Class 10 contest, he's seen here at very high speed on his way to the coveted checkered flag. Steve Olliges had a decent weekend at Rage At The River, he took Top honors in the Unlimited Truck Division, seen here at high speed headin' for home. she wrote. In Class 1 the overall finishing order was Terry Householder, 1st in Class 1 and first overall, Kyle Conlon finished second1 Adam Bosch took third place honors, fourth place went to Tony Murray and Jim Tucker rounded out the top five. Sixth overall went to Dennis Boyle, Josep_h David was seventh in, Kevin Ellis finished eighth overall, Allan Lee was ninth in and lason Whipple was the 10th and final finisher. The Unlimited Truck Class had seven entries and only two of them completed the required five laps each day. In the Saturday event it was Jimmy Knuckles fastest on the course, Steve Olliges was sec-ond fastest, Robert Strunk was third fastest and Jeff Franklin was the fourth fastest truck on Saturday. Craig Potts only completed three laps and Tra-vis Bozzano and Todd Wyllie failed to complete their first lap. On Sunday there were only two finishers, Steve Olliges and Jeff Franklin, Jimmy Knuckles and Robert Strunk were only able to get in two laps each in the Sunday affair. With both race days com-pleted it was Steve Olliges tak-ing the Unlimited Truck win and Jeff Franklin taking home the silver medal. The Class 10 action con-sisted of a 17 car entry and six of them finished their required 10 laps. On Saturday it was Michael Lapaglia taking the class win, Cody Freeman was the second place finisher, he was two minutes in arrears, Tony Smiley was third to fin-ish, James Dean finished first off the podium and Dennis Kordonoway finished in the fifth spot. Jimmy Slaughter took sixth place honors, John Martenson was seventh car in, Bekki Wik finished in the eighth spot, Mark Lawrence was ninth car in and Kevin El-lis finished in the 10th spot. Richard Wright only got four laps completed, as did Carrie Smiley and Christian Hall, Tom Purcell finished three laps, Kelly Mather only got one lap completed as did Kyle Woodward. Harley Letner did not start. On Sunday we saw Michael Lapaglia once again being the first Class 10 car to finish, B"as----:::-----"!!!IPII'...---~--Beau Rash was the winner in the hotly contested Class 12 contest, Beau only had eight seconds in hand when all the times were tallied·up. Jeff Franklin was second in the Unlimited Truck category, a long Cody Reid (it is really him) finished in the second spot in the Class Not too bad a weekend for Ken Tapert, he took the silver medal for fourth lap on Saturday didn't go over to well with the crew. 12 battle, Cody was only eight seconds in arrears at the checkers. Class 13, Ken is seen here on his way to the checkered flag. Pages February 2012 Dusty Times p

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It was a nice win for Jordan Poole in the Class 13 contest, Jordan had 12 minutes on his competition when he took the checkered flag. Bekki Wik took second place ished in the seventh spot. honors, Kevin Ellis finished Overall in Class 10 it was in third place, Richard Wright Michael Lapaglia taking the was the fourth car in and John Class 10 overall win, a late Martenson finished in the fifth change in the official results spot. Mark Lawrence took sixth put Jimmy Slaughter in the place and Carrie Smiley fin-second spot, Bekki Wik fin-Ryan Desautels looks like he's in a bit of trouble here in the soft Stuff but he wrestled his Ford Pickup in the right direction and took the Class1450 win. ished third overall, James Dean was the eighth place overall finished first off the podium finisher. and John Martenson took the There were 20 cars entered fifth place overall. Kevin Ellis in the Class 12 contest. N ine finished sixth overall, Mark of them finished their required Lawrence finished in the sev- 5 laps each day. The big winner enth spot and Cody Freeman in the Saturday race was Beau Rash, he averaged 5 5. 7 mph for his laps, Todd Stemmerman finished in the second spot, he was one minute in arrears, Billy Gereghty was third to finish, Cody Reid was fourth to finish and Chad Cummings took fifth place honors. Rory Ward was the sixth car to fin-ish, Robert Dziurawiec fol-lowed in the seventh spot and Greg Kudrna was the eighth place and last car to finish the required laps. Those not finish-ing their required laps on Sat-urday were: Cody Parkhouse, Steve W aters, Joey R itorto, Leon ardo Navarreto, Brian Munson , Rick Poole and Matt Laughlin. Stuart Baxter, James Marquez, N eal Garrett and Ken Tappert did not finish the Saturday race and Eric Palacios failed to start the race. In the Sunday Class 12 bat-tle, it was Cody Reid taking the Class win, Chad Cummings Continued an page 10 Tony Scott makes a one point landing on his way to a second place John Gould needed to shave a few minutes off his time this race, Randy Shields raced his truck quite well at Laughlin, he took second finish in Class 15, Tony was less than two minutes in arrears at John finished second in the Class 3000 conflict, here at speed on place honors for the weekend in the ever competitive Class 1450. race end.· ________________ _ Dusty Times 2,160 Rooms And Suites 60 Table Games 2,600 Slot Machines Poker Room Race & Sports Book 640-Seat Bingo Room 16 Movie Theaters 9 Restaurants 75,000 Sq. Ft. Of Meeting Space 4,500 Seat Equestrian & Event Center 80,000 Sq. Ft. Exhibit Hall Spa & Fitness Center Showroom 64-Lane Bowling Center LAS VEGAS BLVD AT S/LVERADO RANCH • SOUTHPOINTCAS/NO.COM February 2012 Page 9

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The Class 15 win went to Richard Blunk, he's seen here just going Airborne on his way to the wonderful checkered flag at the Rage At The River. It was a fun weekend for Daniel Maurer in the Class 18 conflict, Daniel had 26 minutes on his competition when he came in for the checkered flag. came in for a second place finish, two seconds later Beau Rash came in for the bronze medal, Billy Gereghty finished first off the podium and Cody Parkhouse rounded out the first five cars. Stuart Baxter was the sixth place finisher, Robert Dziurawiec finished seventh, James Marquez came in eighth and Rory Ward was the, ninth place finisher. Overall it was Beau Rash tak-ing the big win, Cody Reid was in second place, eight seconds in arrears, Billy Gereghty took the bronze medal, Chad Cum-mings finished fourth overall in class and Robert Dziurawiec was the fifth place finisher. Rory Ward had a sixth place finish, and that's all there was. The Class 13 troops were all ready to race, there were 16 of them entered but only five of them completed their required laps each day. First car in for the Saturday race was Blaine Conrad, Jordan Poole was a close second place, Ken Tap-ert was third to finish, Mike Montes was fourth to finish, however, he was dq'd for a rule infraction, and Jeff Bruner fin-ished in the fifth spot. George Jiminez finished in sixth spot, seventh place went to Bre-anna Cloud and Jack Bassett Mike Boone, in training for his pilot's license, was the second place Jason Coleman is seen here reaching for the sky as he went about Winning the Class 1600 skirmish, Jason only had five seconds on his competition at the flag. was eighth to finish. Jack was the last of the four lap finish-ers. Unable to complete their four laps on Saturday were: Anthony Perrucci, Kenny Free-man, Daniel McMillin, Rich-ard Diaz, Chris Wright, Jason Coleman, Cody Robinson and John Reber. The four lap event for Class 13 was a lot of fun for some and pure hell for a lot of the contestants. When the check-ers flew it was Jordan Poole taking a nice win, Jeff Bruner was second to finish, Anthony Perrucci took third place hon-ors, Ken Tapert finished first off the podium and Breanna Cloud was fifth to finish. Mike Montes was sixth in and Jack Bassett was the seventh and final four lap finisher. When all the times were tal-lied it was Jordan Poole taking the Class 13 overall win, Ken Tapert finished second overall, Jeff Bruner took third place honors, Breanna Cloud fin-ished fourth overall and Jack Bassett claimed the fifth place finish. Class 1450 had 33, count 'em folks, 33 entries and 14 of them managed to get all their required laps completed. Ryan Desautels took the gold medal in the Saturday event, Kenny Walker was the second car to finish, Todd Arthur took third place honors, Steve Olliges was the fourth to finish and Randy Shields was the fifth to finish the required four laps. In sixth place it was Bryson Hopfe, Chris Michael was lucky sev-enth in, eighth place went to Greg Zumwalt, Gary Oliver was the ninth place finisher and the 10th spot went to Eric Ludian. The 11th to fin-ish was Bill Isenhourer, Jesus Galvan made it an even dozen, Vincent Munoz was 13th to finish, Brad Beintema finished in 14th place and Raymond Munoz was 15th in. Finishing in 16th place was Sean Kepler, Kevin Mckeown was the 17th finisher and Ryan Dunn was the final 4 lap finisher. Failing to complete their 4 required laps on Saturday were: Jeremy Deakins, Chris Hughes, Ron Attig, Andrew Leavitt, Darren Parsons, Josh Taylor, Jason Wadsworth, Craig Dillard, Brent Veenstra, Greg Sunds, Richard Glaszczak, Lara Wag-staff, Eric Palacios Scott Slater and Chris Reaves. The Sunday Class 1450 event saw Steve Olliges first to take the checkered flag, Randy Shields took second place hon-ors, Ryan Desautels was second to finish, Todd Arthur took the bronze medal, Ron Attig finished first off the podium and Bryson Hopfe was the fifth place finisher. Sixth place went to Gary Oliver, Darren Parsons was seventh in, Bill Isenhourer was eighth car in, Kenny Walk-er finished in ninth spot and Eric Ludian was 10th to finish. Finishing in 11th place was Jeremy Deaskins, Greg Zum-walt made it an even dozen, Vincent Munoz was 13th in and Brad Beintema was the 14th finisher in the Class 1450 event and Jesus Galvan was the 15th and final finisher. In the overall picture in 1450, it was Ryan Desautels taking the gold medal, Randy Shields took the silver medal, Todd Arthur won the bronze medal, Steve Olliges finished first off the podium and Bryson Hopfe was the fifth overall fin-isher. Kenny Walker was the sixth place finisher, Gary Oli-ver was seventh, Eric Ludian was eighth in, Bill Isenhourer was ninth to finish and Greg Zumwalt rounded out the top 10. Vincent Munoz was 11th to finish, Brad Beintema made it an even dozen, Jesus Galvan was 13th overall and Chris Michael was the 14th and fi-nal overall finisher. Raymond Munoz and Chris Reaves were dq'd on Sunday for various rule infractions. There were 18 entered in the Class 15 contest but only seven of them would complete their required four laps both days. At the end of four laps in the Saturday race it was Tony Scott taking a nice win, Michael Wichmann took the silver medal, Jerrold Stewart won the bronze, Richard Blunk was the fourth place finisher and Jessica Freeman was fifth to take the checkers. A sixth place finish went to Wayne Gould and Jim Fortnat came in seventh and he was the final finisher on Saturday. Those not finishing their four lap trek were: Tony Armstrong, Eric Trondle, Bekki Wik, Fern-ie Padilla, Beau Rash, Jake Fle-sner, Eric Palacios, Jonathon Robertson, Cody Freeman and Dean Defreze. finisher in the Class 5/1600 competition, Mike was four minutes Charles Dana was shown in second place overall in the Class 7 Giti Gow/and drove his Class 9 steed to a second overall finish at out of the class win. conflict, he failed to complete his last lap in the Sunday race. Laughlin, Giti was a bit off the winning pae in the Sunday race. Steve Jacketti catches a lot of air as he races to a second place Monte Tibbitts led the Heavy Metal Class on Saturday but was off the finish in the NAPA Chassis 7S Challenge, Steve was nine minutes Bob Johnson won the silver medal in the Stock Bug class at Laughlin, pace in the Sunday race, seen here with the power on in the soft stuff. in arrears at the flag. Bob is seen here hustlin' to the finish line in his good lookin' Bug. Page 10 February 2012 Dusty Times

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r . . Adam Bosch was the bronze medal winner in the NAPA Rage At The River in Class 1, Adam is seen here at very high speed headin' for home. Bekki Wik was just a bit off the winning pace in the Class 10 battle, Billy Gereghty had to settle for the bronze medal in the Class 12 In the Sunday action in Class 15 it was Richard Blunk taking the class win, Jerrold Stewart was second to take the checkers, Tony Scott took third place honors, Eric Trondle was fourth to finish and Jessica Freeman took fifth place hon-ors. Wayne Gould finished in the sixth spot, Rich Boyett was seventh to finish and Jim Fort-nat was the eighth and final finisher in the Class 15 contes. Overall, it was Richard Blunk taking the big win, Tony Scott was two minutes in ar-rears for second overall, Jerrold Stewart came in third, Jessica Freeman finished just off the podium and Wayne Gould was fifth car overall. Jim Fortnat was sixth overall and Rich Boy-ett was the seventh car in the overall classification. The Class 1600 troops were next up, they had five laps to run on Saturday and Sunday. There were a total of 34 of them rarin' to go and fully 27 of them made their required 10 laps. When the checkers flew on Saturday it was Luke McMillin taking the honor, Jason Coleman took second place, he was 14 seconds in arrears, Cody Robinson was third to finish, Blaine Conrad took the fourth position and Ken Freeman was the fifth car to finish. Mac Marmon took sixth place honors, Fernie Pa-dilla was seventh to finish, Ross Mattox was the eighth car to finish, Ramsey El Wardini was ninth car to finish and Jordan Poole rounded out the top 10 cars. Daniel McMillin finished the Saturday race in 11th place, Edgar Alvarez took the check-ers in 12th place, Bryan Meyers was unlucky 13th, Doug Renfro was 14th in and Derek Geiser was the 15th place finisher. Rick Waskiewicz was 16th in the final tally, David Schwei-gert took the 17th spot, George Jiminez finished in 18th place, Ken Cox Jr. finished 19th and Brian Flores took 20th spot. Steven Flucharty finished in 21st place, Ken Tapert finished in 22nd place, Cory Boyer fin-ished in 23rd place, Richard Evans took 24th place hon-ors and Jonathon Burnworth was the 25th place finisher. 26th place finish went to Lucas Knecht, Stephan Deen was the 27 place finisher, Jacob Andrew was the 28th car to finish and Mike Montes was the 29th place finisher. Daryl Covey, Eric Scheetz, Don Wall, Day Gang and Kevin Curtis failed to complete their required laps. The Sunday 1600 race, an-other 5 laps of fun and frolic was taken by Fernie Padilla, Cory Boyer came in for the Dusty Times Bekki had to settle for the bronze medal at the river. action, looks like a rocket launch to me but it's just dust. Chas Dana had a fun weekend,he drove his good looking truck to the win in the Class 3000 competition, seen here just going airborne. silver medal, Blaine Conrad finished in third place, Ja-son Coleman finished in the fourth spot and Ken Freeman rounded out the top five. Luke McMillin was sixth to finish, Daniel McMillin came along 16 seconds later to take the sixth spot, Ramsey El Wardani was lucky seventh, Edgar Al-varez was eighth car in, Bryan Meyers took ninth place and George Jiminez took 10th place honors. Cody Robinson fin-ished in 11th place, Jordan Poole took 12th place, Steven Flueharty was unlucky 13th in, Jacob Andrew finished in 14th place and Brian Flores was 15th to finish. Daryl Covey took the 16th finishing posi-tion, Eric Sheetz finished in 17th place, Ken Cox Jr. was 18th to cross the line and Doug Renfro was the 19th and final finisher in the Sunday fracas. So, when all the times were added up the overall Class 1600 win went to Jason Cole-man, Jason had an overall time of 2:20:25, Fernie Padilla was second overall, he was five seconds out of the overall win, Blaine Conrad was third over-all, another six seconds back, Fourth overall went to Luke McMillin, he was nine seconds back and Ken Freeman was fifth overall, he was another 62 seconds in arrears. Mac Marmon finished sixth overall, Daniel McMillin finished sev-enth, Ramsey El Wardani was eighth, Cody Robinson fin-ished ninth and Edgar Alvarez was 10th overall. Jordan Poole finished in 11th place, Bryan Meyers was 12th, Cory Boyer was 13th, George Jiminez was 14th overall and Steven Flue-harty finished 15th overall. Brian Flores finished 16th overall, Ken Cox Jr. was 17th, Doug Renfro was 18th, 19th went to Jacob Andrew, Daryl Covey was 20th overall. Eric Sheetz was 21st in the overall standings, Ken Tappert fin-ished 22nd, Lucas Knecht was 23rd, Richard Evans was 24th, Mike Montes was 25th overall, Stephen Deen was 26th and Jonathan Burnworth was the 27th and final overall finisher. The Class 18 troops were up next, there were only three of them and only one would com-plete the eight required laps. On Saturday it was Daniel Mau-rer taking the class win, An-thony Perrucci was second, only two minutes behind the leader and John Pellissier was only able to complete three laps. The Class 7 battle was won by Jason Rodriguez, he beat out seven other trucks to take the win, he had eight minutes in hand at the checkers. February 2012 Raul Solano knows nothing about the law of gravity, he Class 5/1600 Bug to the Class 5/1600 win, he had four minutes in hand at the flag. On Sunday it was Daniel Maurer taking the class win once more, John Pellissier got three laps under his belt and Anthony Perrucci only got one lap in. Overall, there was only one, Daniel Maurer, he took the gold medal for the overall win. The Class 3000 contest had five entrants and fully four of them made it all the way. They had to finish a total of 10 laps for a finish. First to finish on Saturday was Chas Dana, Gary Messer was a minute and a half behind and John Gould was third to finish. Mason Meachum and Shawn Schau-wecker failed to complete their \~ IA1111El I ,t-1 --~-fUEl SJUE RACING CELLS required laps. Sunday's Class 3000 race saw John Gould taking the sometimes elusive checkered flag, Chas Dana came in for the silver medal, Mason Mea-chum took third place honors and Gary Messer was fourth to finish. The overall standings for the Class 300 contest were: Chas Dana taking the gold medal, John Gould was less than three minutes in arrears for sec-ond overall and Gary Messer was another 25 seconds back in the third spot and Mason Meachum was shown in fourth place overall. Continued on page 12 Page 11

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, •, J • • I -It was close for Blaine Conrad in the Class 1600 competition, he Nuthin' like a bit of mud to brighten your day, Jeff Bruner has plenty Jerrold Stewart had a decent run this weekend, he took home the finished in third place, he was a mere 11 seconds behind the class to go around, Jeff was the third car to finish in the Class 13 skirmish. bronze medal for his actions in the Class 15 activities at the river. Michael Ward was the big winner in the Class 9 contest, Michael had 10 minutes on his competition when the checkers flew. There was only one entrant in Class 5, Steve Alexander and it was not a good weekend. Steve got his four laps in on Sat-urday but in the Sunday event he was only able to get one lap in before being forced to retire. There were seven bugs en-tered in the Class 5/1600 event and five of them got in their required eight laps. When the dust settled after the Saturday race it was Raul Solano taking the class win, Mike Boone was the second place finisher, Sere-na Pruett took third place hon-ors and Bill Dobbs was fourth to take the checkers. Ken Czu-berneat only completed three laps, Mark Lundberg only had two laps completed and Eric Garcia only got one lap in. The Sunday Class 5 skir-mish saw Raul Solano setting fast time for his four laps, Mike Boone took second place, he was 23 seconds in arrears, Serena Pruett took third place honors, Bill Dobbs was fourth in and Ken Czuberneat fin-ished in fifth place. Overall it was Raul Solano taking the Class 5/1600 win, Mike Boone was second, four minutes in arrears, Serena Pru-ett was third overall and Bill Dobbs finished in the fourth overall position. The Class 7 conflict had eight entrants, they had to complete five laps each day for a finish, but only two of them would complete all their re-quired laps. At the end of five ... Dan Unsicker took home the gold medal for his performance in the Heavy Metal class, he's seen here on his way to the flag. laps in the Saturday race it was Travis Bozzano taking a really nice win, Jason Rodriguez was the second place finisher, Chas Dana was the third truck to fin-ish, Russ Ramsey took fourth place honors and Kevin Soder finished in the fifth spot. Gary Messer, Keith Basso and Dal-las Luttrell failed to complete their required laps. In the Sunday Class 7 event it was Jason Rodriguez taking the checkered flag first, Keith Basso came in for second place And that's all she wrote. Overall it was Jason Rodri-guez taking the Class 7 win, Chas Dana was shown in the second spot. The Class 8 troops on field-ed three trucks and fully two of them made all their 10 re-quired laps. At the end of their five laps on Saturday it was Chris Shive taking the win, Joe Patelli was in the second spot and Dean Schlingmann won the bronze medal. On Sunday, Joe Patelli took the checkered flag for a nice 5 lap win, Dean Schlingmann took second place honors and Chris Shive retired after one lap completed. Overall, it was Joe Patelli taking the Class 8 win, Dean Schlingmann took home the silver medal. There were 11 cars entered in the Class 9 contest, only four of them were able to com-plete all 8 required laps. At the end of their Saturday race it was Michael Ward taking the checkers, a very nice win, Giti Gowland was the second place finisher, Dan Lutz took third place honors and Michael Cote was the fourth and final 4 lap finisher. Unable to complete their required laps were: Dan Bergen, Jimmy Taranto, Mike Munoz, Cody Rash, Steve Vega, Torri Poole and Kyle Cox. In the Sunday event it was Michael Ward once more tak-ing first place honors, Jimmy Taranto was second to cross the finish line, Giti Gowland took the bronze medal honors, Michael Cote finished first off the podium and Dan Lutz was fifth to finish on Sunday. Overall in Class 9 it was Mi-chael Ward taking a really nice win, Giti Gowland finished 10 minutes later in second place overall, Michael Cote took third place honors and Dan Lutz took a fourth place finish. That's all there wuz! The SNORE Heavy Metal class was next, there were only five of them in the event and they had to complete a total of 10 laps for the weekend. When the checkers flew on Saturday it was Dan Unsicker taking the class win, Monte Tibbitts came in second, he was 35 seconds in arrears, Randy Shields was third to take the checkered flag and Richard Glaszczak was the fourth place finisher. John Maraia was only able to com-plete four laps. Gary Messer wasn't wasting any time during the race but he had to Serena Pruett was just a tic off the winning pace in the Class 5/1600 Michael Cote doesn't fool around when he decides to go airborne, settle for a third place finish in the Class 3000 action. action, she had to settle for a third place finish, seen here at speed. he really flew to a third place finish in the Class 9 action. Tony Murray had to settle for a first off the podium finish in the Class James Dean is seen here just leaving the launch pad, he took a fourth Chad Cummings threw a lot of nicely wet earth around as he sped 1 Unlimited fracas, he's seen here ready to take to the air. place finish at the river in the Class 10 battle. to a fourth place finish in the Class 12 action at the river. Page 12 February 2012 Dusty Times .fl

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Breanna Cloud drove her really good looking car to a first off the ,__ _______________________ _, A first off the podium finish went to Jessica Freeman in the always podium finish in the Class 13 contest, seen here at speed on the Steve Olliges drove his Ford pickup to a fourth place overall finish in hotly contested Class 15 contest, Jess is shown here at high speed course. the 1459 Class at the river, he's seen here just at liftoff. _on_th_e_c_o_ur._s_e_. __________________ _ On Sunday the Heavy Metal guys were at it again, Dan Un-sicker took the checkers for the class win. Monte Tibbitts only completed four laps, Randy Shields only completed two laps before retiring, neither Richard Glaszczak or John Maraia were able to complete their required laps. So, Heavy Metal overall win-ner was Dan Unsicker and he was the only one to drive away with the win, no other finishers. The NAPA Chassis 7S Chal-lenge had four entrants, they had four laps to run for their race but, alas, only half of them were able to take the checkered flag. At the end of the Saturday race it was Robbie Cockrell taking a nice win, Steve Jacketti took second place honors, Kyle Milligan did not finish a lap on Saturday, neither did Joshua Starr. On Sunday, it was Robbie Cockrell once again taking the class win, Steve J acketti tried his hardest but had to settle for a second place finish. Overall it was Robbie Cock-rell taking a really nice win, Steve Jacketti finished in sec-ond place overall, he was nine minutes behind the leader on time. The Stock Bug Class was next, five of them were en-tered, but here to, only two of them would complete their three required laps. Scott Wis-Robbie Cockrell drove his truck to the win in the NAPA Chassis 7S Challenge, seen here nicely airborne on his way to the checkered flag. dom was the winner in the Sat-urday event, Robert Johnson was the second place finisher, Richard Nichols was third car to finish and Brian Bocklus was the fourth car to finish the three required laps. Eric Pala-cios only got two of the three required laps finished. On Sunday once more it was Scott Wisdom taking the gold medal, Robert Johnson was the second place finisher, two min-utes and change behind the leader, Richard Nichols only got one lap completed on Sun-day, Palacios only had one lap completed and Bocklus was un-able to complete his first lap. So, overall it was Scott Wis-dom taking the big win, Robert Johnson was only six minutes in arrears when he completed his six required laps. That was that! The Stock Full Class only had two entries, Robert Roglin and Chasen Gaunt. Neither one of them finished their eight required laps. Roglia got in two laps on Saturday and four laps in the Sunday event. Gaunt was a dnf in the Satur-day event and got in three laps in the Sunday event. There was only one entry in the UTV -Pro action. Jim Rossi got four laps in on Sat-urday and three laps in the Sunday race. That's all she wrote folks. See ya at the next SNORE event, Prim moon the February 24th weekend. ~~-Luke McMillin gave it the old college try in the Class 1600 battle The gold medal in the Stock Bug Class was taken by Scott Wisdom, Scott had six minutes in hand when he took the checkered flag. Kyle Conlon has the hammer down as he heads to a second place finish in the Class 1 battle, Kyle was less than five minutes behind the class winner. but he had to settle for a fourth place finish, he did beat 30 other Dan Lutz, with the Colorado Belle in the background was the fourth Throwing dirt and gravel to the wind, Jim Tucker drove his Class 1 cars in class. place finisher in the Class 9 fracas, here at high speed heading home. car to a fifth place finish, seen here with lots of power on. John Mortenson raced to a fifth overall finish in the Class 10 action, Robert Dziurawiec was the fifth place finisher in the Class 12 action, No grass under his feet: Ken Freeman only drives one way, FAST, John fell from third to fifth on the last lap on Sunday. Bob is seen here just about ready for takeoff towards home plate. he's seen here heading to a fifth place finish in the Class 1600 battle. Dusty Times February 2012 Page 13

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lfiN LAUGHLIN DESERT CHALLENGE Baldwin on Saturday Maccachren on Sunday By Judy Smith Photos: Trackside Photo BJ and Bobby Baldwin drove their Chevy Silverado Trophy Truck to the class win on Saturday, seen here nicely airborne. Laughlin, NV: SCORE' s new two-places the spectators paid a moderate day format for their season opener, price for all day, each day. The big produced two overall winners this screen television that brought views year, both in the Trophy Truck Class. from various exciting parts of the On Saturday, B. J. Baldwin, Chevro- course miles away was not there this let, completed his eight laps in 53:45, year. And the number of vendors to earn a victory, and on Sunday Rob in the "midway" area was drastically MacCachren, Ford, was the winner, reduced, for whatever reason, so the in 54:16. selection of food and drink and The two-race format wasn't the souvenir t-shirts was also reduced. only thing different about this year's But the quality of the racing wasn't event. For one thing, it was a three- diminished, and i:he spectators were day production instead of four-days • treated to the expected exciting and as it has been for many years. This dramatic exhibitions of skilful and year, the Laughlin Chamber of Com- hard driving. merce apparently elected not to be And the entertainment started on involved in the event. So, since the Friday, when spectators could watch entertaining and fan favorite, Laugh- practice, and in mid-afternoon, the lin Leap, the high flying jump contest Trophy Truck qualifying. Always a traditionally done on Thursday eve-bright spot on Friday, the Trophy ning, had been sponsored by them, Trncks are the only class to qualify this year there was no Laughlin Leap. for start position, and when they That meant that the race course were all done, the top three were B. J. didn't haye a big jump in the middle Baldwin, Chevy, Rob MacCachren, of the infield either. Ford and Greg Nunley, Chevy. All to-There were other differences also. gether there were 24 of the big trucks There was no tented V.l.P. area, entered. Baldwin's time was 6:23:99. where spectators who paid a pre- SCORE used the tried and true mium price could enjoy provided slightly-over-six mile long course. snacks and drinks as they watched They had tqought they might use the action. They even had their own the longer track, but there were BLM Porta-Potties in the past. In addition, stipulations that made them reject there were no big bleachers. Fans that idea. With the six-and-a-half mile who opted to pay for the daily tickets long track they would be permitted were treated to a string of bleachers to water the entire course overnight, that crept up about four levels. The eliminating the dust problem that "Spectator Hill" viewing area was had plagued several of the early available, and so was the section near events at Laughlin. the High School, and at both those The schedule was the same as in previous years, with five events per day, starting early in the morning. All the events were mixes of classes of similar types, except for the Class 1 and Trophy Truck races, which consisted of all one class of vehicles. Racers were required to run six, sev-en or eight laps, depending on their perceived speed, and they had 85 minutes in which to complete the requirement. If a driver reached a point where another lap couldn't be completed within the time allowed, he would be flagged off and would earn a DNF for that race. In the past, all the SCORE Laughlin events were cumulative for the weekend. That is, the totals of Saturday and Sunday's heats were added up to make one race. Thus, a racer could win on Saturday, and fail to finish on Sunday, and become a DNF for the Laughlin event. Or, one could earn second place each day, and earn a win for the weekend, if the daily winners had one bad heat. This year, each heat earned class points for each day. It gave the points chasers a better chance of staying· competitive iii. the points hunt. It's hard to do well at Laughlin. The races, though short, are tough on vehicles and drivers alike. The cars run close fo one another for the entire distance, and it's full throttle all the way. Rollovers are fairly com-mon, as are collisions. Stuff breaks, and there isn't the luxury of a stra-Adam Pfankuch and Steven Eugenio drove their Jimco-Chevy to the Class 1 win on Saturday, seen here in beautiful level flight. tegically placed pit crew racing to the rescue. One flat tire can cost as much time as it does to do a lap at Laughlin. Racers are allowed no help on course, except in the "Hot Pits". -They may make their own repair on course, but it's usually an exercise in futility. A broken driveshaft is virtual disaster at Laughlin, but almost in-consequential at a Baja race. The first race of the day, on Satur-day, as it has always been, was for the limited vehicles and the Sportsmen. There were 14 vehicles, nine of them 1600 buggies, two were 5/1600s, two were Class 2s, and there was just one Sportsman. Sadly, there were no Class 9s or Class lls. The weather was cold and breezy, and the course was very wet, the wa-ter trucks having been busy for most of the night. In the 5-1600 class Erich Reisen broke a throttle cable on the first lap, and wired the throttle wide open, giving himself a couple of fast laps, but then the motor seized on the fourth lap and Clyde Stacy, who had vehicles in nearly every event, · took the 5/ 1600 win. This year Stacy, who said he'd been "doing a few things with Robby [Gordon] for a while now, and he decided to spon-sor us." brought a whole fleet of cars to Laughlin, all painted in Gordon's electric orange. So although he was in South America running the Dakar Rally, Gordon's energy drink was well represented at Laughlin in 2012, by the entire RPM Offroad team (Stacy's group) wearing his colors. On Sunday the 5/1600s were both back out there, and this time Reisen's car ran well for six laps, and Stacy had a lengthy sixth lap, giving Reisen the victory. Reisen, who came from Canada for this event, said that Sunday was ''Awesome - better than Saturday." "Racing" at the same time as the 5-1600s, was the lone Sportsman Car entry of Jim Bunn. (Peter Lang, who raced in the class for years, has abdicated, showing up in a Class 6 entry for this event.) Bunn shared the driving with John Matney, father of Justin, who drives a variety of cars for the Stacy team. The car (which ran six laps each day) is actually a Chevy powered Class 1 car which is a prod-uct of the Geiser Brothers. The Stacy team is still learning how to drive it, and running as a Sportsman gives them a chance to practice. And while they're at it, the results go into the record books as two finishes/wins in the Sportsman class. They had no problems with the car, which, they said, had been prepped by Robby Gordon. Also racing in the first heat were the Class 2 v~hicles, and the winner both days was the team of Steven Arlia and Clyde Stacy. Arlia did most of the driving, but Stacy actually started on Sunday, then went to the Hot Pits and climbed out to let Arlia finish, thus becoming a legal driver of record for the vehicle. Arlia said it had all been "fantastic", and they started their racing year with a win in that class also. . Jon f\nderson, who drove on Saturday and Brant Anderson, Sun-day's driver, in a Toyota, were second both days. They said the class was for Unlimited 3.5 liter trucks that were either "supercharged or turbo-charged -but we' re not super-or tur-bocharged." They also raced in 7SX, and used these heats "as a pre-run." " The balance of the cars on the track in that first event were the 1600s, and as always, they had a close race, fun to watch and hard to pre-dict. On Saturday Cody Robinson led all the way in his Romo, in spite of the fact that "the water killed the motor on Lap l." He recorded the fastest time for the group on the fifth lap at 8: 14, and took the Saturday win by 58 seconds. His time for the six laps was 49:40. 111, second place it was Andrew Myers in a Lothringer, pushing hard but not quite able to catch Robinson. And Mike Meehan was third in Rob Archibald's Mirage. He'd been a little worried about running out of fuel, having put only seven gallons in the fuel cell. The fourth place finisher was Brad Wilson, in a Kreger, who said he'd had "no problems" and had run hard, but he added that "after Lap 2 it just turned to sand, soft." In fifth it was Brian Wilson, Kreger, who said, "The car stuttered, missed Perry McNeil drove his Lothringe;-VW to a second place finish in Juan Carlos Lopez and Justin Matney pooled their talents to take a Andrew and Steve Myers drove their Lothringer to a second place Class 10 on Saturday, Perry finished first off the podium in the second place finish both days in their Chevy Silverado Trophy Truck. finish in 1/2-1600 on Saturday, seen here just before touchdown. _S_u_nd_a~y_e_v_e_n_t. _ _________________ _ Page 14 February 2012 Dusty Times

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There was only one Class 8 entry, a Chevy driven by Rodolfo Iribe, an-other of Stacy's entries. He finished all six required laps both days, to give him a good start on the 2012 season. He said he'd had "A lot of fun" but that the course was "much rougher, with a lot of square edges" on Sun-day. The "square edges" was a refrain heard over and over on Sunday. Cody Robinson and Roberto Romo drove their Romo to the 1/2-1600 win on Saturday, They were the second place finishers in the Sunday event. Don Moss did it again, he took the win both days in the Class 3 competition, he's seen here heading for the checkered flag. Class 6 had a field of nine on Saturday and three of them failed to finish. Of the finishers, Eduardo "Lalo" Laguna, in a Chevy that was one more part of the RPM Offroad group (Stacy's) was in front. He'd recorded the fast lap rime on five of his six laps, and won by four minutes and three seconds. He said it was a new Geiser truck, and "really fun!", Continued an page 16 and popped - maybe water got in the distributor." All the entries in the Saturday heat got all their laps done. On Sunday they were all back, and this time Archibald was driving, and he took Sunday's heat in the time of 50: 11, just 51 seconds slower than Saturday's heat. The course was a good deal rougher, having had five events raced on it the day before. Archibald, who did the driving Sun-day, said, "I haven't had much sleep - been working long hours to get two cars ready." He'd had trouble getting second gear, and just squeaked out a win by six seconds. In second place it was Robinson, who said it was "Pretty much the same as yesterday." Then he added that the clutch had been slipping this time. He was only eight seconds ahead of third place. And that was Justin Munyon in Brad Wilson's car. It's a two-seater and he said it had been "hard to keep up with the single seaters." He'd rolled, and landed on his wheels on the fifth lap, and said he - "never even killed the motor." In fourth on Sunday it was Jason Markham and Jake Wreesman, in a Lothringer. They said they'd had "no issues -flawless - a little rough." This was a "brand new car" for them. And in fifth itwas George Peters, and co-driver Ignacio King, who drove on Sunday, in their Penhall. They said Sunday was "Perfect - went great!" Only two of the 1600 cars failed to finish all the laps. Group Two was a mixture of nine classes, all trucks of one sort or another. Class 3 was one group, with two entries: Don Moss and his Ford Bronco and Billy Bunch and his Jeep Wrangler. They were required to do only five laps, and Moss led all the way on Saturday to take the win by 3 2 seconds. He said he'd had a "good run -no problems - maintained a steady pace." Bunch said he'd been "runnin' good and #12 hit me in the ass and damn near knocked me off the course." {That was Brendan Gaughan, running as a Sportsman truck, in order to get the feel of the truck he'd race later in the day. He hadn't raced a Trophy Truck in quite a few years, and wanted to put a few miles on. He misjudged the bump on Bunch's rear, but did no damage.) When they came back on Sunday, Bunch's Jeep was driven by Tarek Karam, and he passed Moss in the in-field to go into the lead at the end of the first lap. However, Moss, who'd awarently been momentarily asleep at the switch, was back in the lead at the end of the second lap, and stayed there. He took the win, reporting "no problems." Interestingly, both of them recorded faster times on Sun-day than on Saturday, which is highly unusual, as the course is always so much rougher on Sunday. Karam also reported "no issues - just a little body rub with Moss." Dusty Times 6asi1to Moro1t(IO, 6aOazo1t <Jt1. 311te,state 10 exit, Mo,01190 7,ail a11tl lollow tAe si911s Sutio1t 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 SWap meet is arranged to include the following sections a,o,.,, &st USED PARTS & ACCESSORIES $45.00 RACE TRUCKS $30.00 RACEBUGGYS $30.00 MOTORCYCLES $25.00 SANO TOYS $30.00 QUADS & 3-WHEELERS $30.00 TRAILERS & TOW VEHICLES $55.00 PRE-RUNNERS $30.00 MFG. & RETAIL DISPLAYS $55.00 4x4s &JEEPS $30.00 SI;, 10'x15' 10'x15' 10'x15' 3'x8' 10'x15' 5'x8' 10'x20' 10'x15' 10'x20' 10'x20' Be sure to clean-out those garages and bring your off-road collectables to the 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 Sonday February 26, add $5,00 late fee after 6 a.m. on February 26. Booth space available day of show. Reservations recommended but not required. PRESENTED BY CURT LeDUC'S CALIFORNIA PRE-FUN For more infonnation call Curt LeDuc (951) 845-8820 February 2012 Page 15

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It was a fun weekend far Kevin Carr, he took the class 5 win on Saturday and Sunday was a repeat, he's seen here nicely airborne at the river. Dan and Tom Chamlee were the Class 7 winners in the Saturday shootout and they repeated in the Sunday race, here nicely airborne in their Ford Ranger. and he'd had no problems. In second place on Saturday it was Alex Almarez in a Ford. He said he'd had a "good race", but that it was his "first time on the course -pre ran and raced at the same time." Saturday's third place went to Renee Brugger, in Heidi Steele's Ford. In fourth it was Elias Hanna, for some reason running in this class with a 7SX number plate. Dan Holz and Rick McGeorge, in a Ford, were fifth. Three of the starters did not finish. and finished fourth and last to get all the laps done on Sunday. Class 7 ran in this group also, with three entries. On Saturday Dan Chamlee took the win in his Ford, having led all the way. Bran-don Walsh was second, in a Toyota. Chamlee said he hadn't wanted to "push too hard" in the first race, but he still finished about three and a half minutes to the good. Walsh said he needed "more horsepower." The third entry, Jose Gonzalez, in a Ford, was out on the first lap. On Sunday Chamlee got off to a bad start, with a 24 minute first A great weekend far Eduardo Laguna and Clyde Stacy, they took the Class 6 gold medal both days, seen here saving some tire wear. John Holmes and Justin Fisher took the Class 7SX gold medal on Saturday in their Ford Ranger, seen here just at liftoff. lap, and the distinct possibility that finished. In front it was John Holmes he might run out of time to get a in a Ford Ranger, who led all the finish. He is always seriously aiming way to take the win. At the finish he at earning a Toyota Milestone award said, "It was kinda slippery out there. for finishing every mile of every race. This course is all about shocks." He Thus, when he bent a tie rod on the had about two-and-a-half minutes first lap, he changed it and went on, on Rich Severson, off road's tallest and "waited for 'em all to die." Or · driver, in another Ford. In third it at least, he hoped they would. And was Brant Anderson in a Toyota. they did. Gonzalez got three laps On Sunday there were four of completed and Walsh managed just them, as Elias Hanna, who'd raced two. Chamlee used up sixty-six of his in Class 6 on Saturday, was now in allotted 85 minutes in getting to the Class 7 where his truck actually fit. finish and the win. He took the victory, driving evenly In Class 7SX there were three paced laps and staying in front all the starters on Saturday, and all three way. He thought the course was bet-ter on Sunday, but his navigator said it was worse. He'd run in Class 600 on Saturday because he plans to run that class in the SCORE series and he wanted points. But his car is actu-ally a 7SX. In second it was the An-derson truck. Brant drove Saturday and Jon drove Sunday. He got to the finish with a missing bed, but said he "had a good time - fun race." Se-verson was third, reporting that he'd "made contact" with the Anderson truck on a jump and had flattened a tire on the fourth lap, losing about seven minutes. In fourth it was Justin Fisher who said he "came too hard into a left tum and rolled it" onto the navigator side. They had to have help getting back on their wheels, because they were up against a deep berm. Fisher, who's new to the racing, had navigated on Saturday as a sort of prerun. They lost about 11 minutes with the rollover, but still finished. Also running in this group were the Stock Full trucks. There were three of them, and Wes Bevly Ill went into the lead right away in his Ford as Joe Bacal's new Lexus went into "limp" mode, and Marc Stein lost about 12 minutes when his Ford's fuel pump disconnected. Bevly then ran a steady pace, think-ing the course was "not too bumpy", and having a lot of fun on his way to the victory. Baca! was second, and had been sneaking up on Bevly, once he got the Lexus running right, and finished only 40 seconds back. And, in third, with fast lap times every lap except the first, was Stein. They all came back on Sunday, and this time Chad Bunch, in Bevly' s truck, was in front until the fourth lap, but then his transmission got hot and his motor went into "limp" mode. He stopped for a minute and the truck wouldn't restart. Stein lost over three minutes on the second lap and dropped to last. Baca!, who'd "tweaked the shocks" overnight, had fun racing with Stein, and said he· "had to go as fast as I could." And he got the Sunday win by 35 seconds. Bunch finished second, Stein third. The Stock Mini class had just one entry, and Ted Moncure, in a Toyota, ran around steadily for five laps on When they came back for Sun-day's heat there were only six of them. Once again, Laguna rose to the top, recording the fastest times every lap, to take the win by 11 minutes and 31 seconds. He said he'd "Tried to take it easy the first laps. The course was a lot worse than yesterday. Canchola got close, so I was a little stressed and had to push a little bit more." When asked if it had been fun, he said, "Ooh, a lot of fun - more speed - more fun!" Dan Holtz was second in a Ford and Brugger finished third, reporting that he'd broken an axle on lap 5, and that had slowed him "a bunch." He'd nearly got himself in trouble at the end of the first lap when he almost didn't stop at the start/finish line as required. He said he "Didn't forget to stop - wasn't paying attention." And Canchola, who'd caused all that stress for Laguna, had two long laps Rodolfo tribe and Justin Matney were the Class 8 winners on Saturday, they took the win on Sunday in their Chevy Silverado. Matt Cullen and Chuck Sacks drove their AlumiCraft Honda to the Class 10 win on Saturday, the guys finished third in the Sunday event. Dana Dague and Harley letner took the silver medal on Saturday in Gary Weyhrich took third place honors in Trophy Truck on Saturday, It was a third place finish in Class 1 for Brian Parkhouse on Saturday, Class 7-2, it was a third place finish on Sunday in their Mason-Chevy. he came back on Sunday for a sixth place finish in his Ford F-150. Brian finished first off the podium on Sunday in his Jimco-Chevy. Page 16 February 2012 Dusty Times ·-

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Saturday to earn a win. On Sunday, Andy Bell, who'd navigated Saturday, drove, and he "threw the center sup-port bearing" for the driveshaft on the first lap, and had to go to the Hot Pits for repairs. That was about a 14 minute repair, and once back on track everything went o.k. The team went away with another win. In Class 7-2, trucks with 2.2 and 2.4 liter motors, there were three starters on Saturday. Billy Wilson drove six very evenly paced laps to take the Saturday win, in his Baja Lite Chevy rent-a-truck, with Harley Letner running second behind him. Lerner said, "I never drove a truck with an axle - I've only driven bug-gies." Reid Rutherford was third in his Chevy, saying "It went well." They were all back on Sunday, and once again, Wilson went to the front and stayed there to earn the win. Rutherford was second, and in third it was Louis Chamberland, who rolled over one-and-a-half times on the last lap. SCORE course workers helped put him back upright, but he had two flat tires that had to be replaced. He lost about nine minutes - a full lap - with that exercise, and finished third. There were two Sportsman trucks, and the Ford Ranger of Nick Tonelli, which was sporting a new, handsome paint job, ran a steady pace to take the Saturday win, while Brendan Gaughan, who was really just practic-ing in his Trophy Truck, did two laps and retired. Then on Sunday Tonelli came back by himself, ran around like clockwork five times, to earn another win, and get a good start on the season. The third group went off the line at about 11:05 a.m., and a lot of spectators had climbed up to the top of Spectator Hill by then, and more filled in what bleachers there were in the infield spectator area. The weather had warmed a bit, and the breezes had moderated some. This group, another mix, included only four classes; 5, 10, 12 and 4, and was easier to follow than the previous group. Class 5 had two entries, for a little while. Kevin Carr drove the required seven laps to get his win, Rafael Navarro and Vic Bruckmann took the Saturday SCORE LITE win in their Jimco, they were the third place finishers in the Sunday affair. On Saturday, the Stock Mini race win went to Ted Moncure and Andy Bell in their Toyota Tacoma, they repeated their act in the Sunday race. while Victor Cesena hit the Hot Pits ing no problems, but, "It's getting on the first lap and never re-emerged. rougher - what was round is getting About a half-hour after he stopped, square." And he earned a second the voice on the radio reported to win. SCORE Ops, "I think he's out of In Class 4, (unlimited 2.2 liter it - they quit working on it." Carr open-wheel cars), there were just two took the win, reporting that "It got entries, both with Chevy Eco-Tech rough at the end - a coil wire came motors. On Saturday Derek Fletcher, loose - the clutch stopped working." part of Stacy's RPM Off Road team, And then he said, "I'm gonna go see ran around and around in front to if we can help Cesena so he can race take the win. Mike Shaffer, whose tomorrow." clutch quit working off the start, lost On Sunday, Cesena didn't come a few seconds almost every lap, shift. back. It turned out he'd broken a ing without it. The car was shooting crank, and was beyond help. So Carr dramatic flames every now and then, went around and around, report- and at the finish he said, "The trans-Wes Bevley Ill took the gold medal in Stock Full on Saturday in his Ford FT 50, Wes and Chad Bunch finished second in the Sunday event. The gold medal in Class 4 on Saturday went to Derek Fletcher in his PSD-Chevy, Derek took the class win in the Sunday action also. mission is not happy." He was going to go try to fix it. On Sunday they were both back, apparently in good running condi-tion. Fletcher, who hails from Vir-ginia, and was driving the Class 4 car for the first time this weekend, had previously driven only a Stock Mini (in the Baja 1000). He didn't seem to have any problems, and stayed in front to win again on Sunday. Shaf-fer's partner, Shawn Twitchell, made him work harder this time, finishing only a minute and nine seconds be-hind him in second place. They said they' re still "dialing in" the chassis. In Class 10, Matt Cullen, Alumi-Craft Honda, who was third to start, got past the two in front of him on the first lap and then had "clean air all the way." He drove all seven laps in sub-eight-minute times, while behind him only Perry McNeil, Lothringer VW, managed to do less than an eight-minute lap, and only once at that. Said Cullen, "That was fun, awesome!" He beat McNeil by about two-and-a-half minutes. McNeil's car is actually a SCORE Lite, so he was handicapped by being "underpow-ered". He has a Class 10 car under construction, but it wasn't ready for this weekend. Mark Lawrence, in a Lothringer VW, was third, while Peter Hajas, in a Kreger Chevy, was fourth. Mikey Lawrence, Mark's son, in a Honda Chenowth, was fifth. Steven Arlia and.Clyde Stacy took Class 2 honors on Saturday, they repeated the win in the Sunday event in their PSD-Chevy. Jim Bunn and John Matney took the Sportsman Buggy win on Saturday, they repeated in the Sunday event in their RGBuggy-Chevy. On Sunday all five came back, along with one other. Michael LaPa-glia had entered his Class 10 Racer with a Chevy Eco-Tech motor in Class 1, to see how it would do. He'd raced Saturday in Class 1, finished tenth, and decided he'd race in Class 10 on Sunday. That's the class for which his car was built. He started at the back of the Class 10 group, and by the end of the fourth lap was first on the road and in the lead. Peter Hajas, who'd had a flat on Sat-urday and lost about three minutes, was pushing hard on Sunday, but Continued on page 18 Brendan Gaughan and Brian Coffins took sixth place honors in Trophy Peter and Steven Hajas finished fourth on Saturday in the Class Truck on Saturday, it was a fourth place finish on Sunday in the 10 contest, they were second in the Sunday event, here in their Darnen Jefferies and Rob Bruce finished in seventh place in Class 1 South Point Dodge Ram. Kreger-Chevy. on Saturday, it was third place on Sunday in their Jefferies-Chevy. Dusty Times February 2012 Page 17

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Nick Tonelli had a really good weekend at Laughlin, he took the Sportsman Truck win both days, he's seen here in his Ford Ranger nicely airborne. Rich Severson was the big winner on Saturday in the Class 7SX event, Rich is seen here saving as bit of tire wear. couldn't quite catch LaPaglia, nor could Chuck Sacks, in the car Cullen drove on Saturday. La Paglia nearly came to disaster on the last lap when his front end collapsed, giving him no front suspension and little con-trol, but he persevered, and because he'd built a big lead, he still took the win. Hajas, who lost some time on his last lap when he had to stop to let SCORE officials tape his bounc-ing roof down tight, was second, with Sacks in third. McNeil, who finished fourth, said there were "a lot of square holes out there." And he added that his transmission "bumps out of fourth gear into neutral, or, one or rwice, into third." Mikey Lawrence, who was fifth, reported an "injector problem", and said he just "went around and got my points." Of his dad, who finished sixth, he said, "He's just old and tired." The SCORE Lites ran in the same group, with six entries. On Saturday Rafael Navarro IV, in a Jimco and Otoniel Huerta, in a Curry, had a ter-rific duel for the lead, which Navarro won, but ohly by two seconds. Matt Laughlin was third in his Penhall. Everyone in the heat got to the fin-ish, but Lobsam Yee had one long lap of 21 minutes. He'd lost his power steering and then it overheated and he thought he'd "lost second gear." On Sunday they were all back, and this time Vic Bruckmann was in the Navarro car, while Rafael high-tailed it back to school. Bruckmann had his wife, Michelle, who's a top-notch Class 5 driver, and has a win at Laughlin on her record, in the pas-senger seat. This time Otoniel Huer-ta, in a Curry, went into the lead. He ran all sub-eight minute laps, only a few seconds slower than Navarro's winning time on Saturday. Huerta took the win, and his time was only 43 seconds longer than Navarro's winning time. He hails from the mainland of Mexico, in Culiacan, Sinaloa, and plans to run the whole SCORE series. He said, of Sunday's race, "Todo bien", the "track was re-ally good" and he'd had no problems. He'll be fun to watch. In second on Sunday it was Brian Burgess in the Brent Parkhouse Moulton. Burgess said he'd had no problems, but that the "course changed every lap." Bruckmann put Navarro's car into third, reporting that they'd thought a wheel was falling off, and stopped in the Hot Pits to check. Nothing was wrong. They were 36 seconds behind Burgess. Laughlin was fourth, and then Jeff San ca, in a Porter, was fifth. He said, "We're a little underpow-ered." He came down from Canada to race. Group 4 was the Trophy Trucks, and there were 24 of them. This was the only group to qualify for start position, and they'd done that Second place in Class 1 on Saturday went to Cody Parkhouse in his Jimco-Chevy, Cody came back on Sunday to take the Class win. Joe Baca/ took the silver medal on Saturday in the Stock Full event, Joe took the gold medal in the Sunday event, seen here in his Lexus LX570. on Friday. B. J. Baldwin was at the front of the line, followed by Rob MacCachren, Greg Nunley, Lloyd Sproule and Cameron Steele. Just as everyone else did, they started the race single file, 15 seconds apart. They were required to do eight laps. They didn't even all make it through the first lap. Armin Schwarz, in his BMW with what they call a "Danzio Prototype V8" powerplant, was out on the first lap with "drive train is-sues." B. J. Baldwin and his Chevy moved into the lead, with Sproule, Ford, and Nunley, Chevy, on the same second, tied for second behind him. Cameron Steele was driving his new GMC wearing the number 16, and Josh Daniel was piloting the old one, under the number 14. On the second lap Steele pulled into the Hot Pits to replace a flat, and then, as he got into his third lap, his transmission exploded, sending shards of metal into the leg of his navigator, Cody Stuart. Thanks to quick work by all involved, Steele on the radio, the ambulance on duty at the track, and the local medics, Stu-art was soon on his way to Vegas and a bigger facility, where he had surgery that evening. It was anticipated that he'd spend several weeks recovering in the hospital. Meanwhile, Baldwin was running steadily, and holding his lead. But, a lap after the Steele/Stuart incident, as Robby Pierce, Ford, flew a jump up in the high school area, Jimmy Nuckles was right behind him, and going just a smidge faster. He flew the jump also, and in mid-air, hit Pierce's truck. They both went over. That caused great consternation on the radio, but Nuckles was back on his wheels quickly, and moved out of the way, and then so was Pierce. Nei-ther driver was injured, but both were out of the race. Meanwhile, Baldwin went on serenely in front. Rob Mac-Cachren, Ford, was running hard also, but on his sixth lap, stopped for about four minutes to change a flat. Starting in eighth place and qui-etly moving up through disasters and traffic, Juan Carlos Lopez, in the RPM Offroad Chevy, was looking smooth and fast. At the end of the eight laps, there were 15 finishers, which is a goodly number when compared to some past Trophy Truck races at Laughlin. B. J. Baldwin had the win, with Lopez in second place. He said he'd had no problems, and he felt "like a kid playing in Toys-R-Us!" In third it was Gary Weyhrich, who said his race was "Good - need to work on the shocks a bit - washin' out in the rear in comers - so I slowed a bit." This was •the first time he'd driven that truck. Steve Strobel was fourth and said he'd had no traf-fic to contend with, and the course was "starting to get rougher:" In fifth it was Mark Weyhrich, who said, "The truck is old, like me - too much push. It was fun." Brendan Gaughan was sixth in the old Brian Collins Dodge. He said, "I love it. The truck sits really stable, not all rolly." He hadn't raced a Trophy Truck in years, but was happy to be back at it. When they came back on Sunday there were only 21 trucks, Nuckles being a no-show. Sundays are often more entertaining to watch, since the drivers know they don't have to stay up all night repairing any damage to be ready for another race. There is sometimes a go-for-broke attitude that makes for good spectating. They started in the order in which they'd finished on Saturday. The radio got busy right away. B. J. Baldwin was running hard, looking to duplicate Saturday's win, and Lopez was hang-ing in there, still probably feeling like that kid in the toy store. B. J. was out in front, but MacCachren, who started ninth, was only six seconds behind him, and driving in traffic. Lopez was third, another three sec-onds back. But on his third lap B. J. had slowed and was seen pointing to the front of his truck. He went into the Hot Pits. Lopez was then first on the road, and sailing along smoothly. Meanwhile, Greg Nunley rolled over on the fourth lap, and put himself out of the race, Cameron Steele shredded a right rear tire, and Ken Losch made some repair, and then rejoined the race. The radio was busy: "Number 2 is leaking a lot of fluid." "Number 30 is blowing smoke." "Number 15 is in the Hot Pit." "97 in the Hot Pit." And so he was - and then he was creeping back to the Main Pit, obviously no longer a contender. But then a message came that Number 96 needed medical help and was parked up at the west end of the track. At that point, B. J. swung his truck across the infield, and went to see what was going on with his dad, . Bobby, in the 96 truck. It seems that .. Bobby had apparently taken a jolt to the head, either a rock got him, or he'd bumped it somehow, and it had momentarily caused him to lose his sight. He rolled to a stop, aiming right for an astounded photographer, who couldn't understand why he didn't tum away from him. But, no harm came to anyone. B. J. and the ambulance got there at the same time, Bobby and B. J. went off with the medics, but word came back quickly that Bobby had regained his sight, its loss having been only a very momentary thing, caused by some trauma. Meanwhile, MacCachren sailed on, and so did Lopez. They finished first and second, with Steve Strobel in third. Rob Mac said that his truck had been "flawless." He did his eight laps in 54: 16, finishing a minute and 12 seconds in front of Lopez. Lopez said the course had been "very hard, with a lot of whoops", but he'd had no problems. He finished in 55:28. Harley Letner was tied with tied in Class 1 with the Wilsons for Brent Parkhouse and Brian Burgess took 5th place honors in SCORE Michael Lapaglia, seen here really flyin' /ow was the 10th place 4th place in Class 1 on Saturday, he was 2nd on Sunday in his LITES on Saturday, they finished 2nd in the Sunday event, seen here finisher in the Class 1 contest in the Saturday race. Alpha-Chevy. _in_t_h_e_ir_M_o_u_l_to_n_. _________________ _ Page 1s February 2012 Dusty Times

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In third it was Strobel, who also re-ported "no problems." He said he'd been concerned because he "didn't want to hold Rob up." He thought that right at the end "something start-ed to give - don't know what it is." His time was 55:40. And Gaughan was fourth and said, "It's so good to be back! I'm havin' the greatest time!" Steele finished fifth in his new truck, and Gary Weyhrich was sixth saying • that something was wrong - they'd changed shocks overnight, and "may have not done it right" The BMW finished on Sunday, with Martin Christensen at the wheel. He said they'd had "drive train issues" both days. The fifth event each day was the Class 1 race. On Saturday there were 20 cars, and they did eight laps. They all made it through the first lap, but on the second lap Justin Davis, last year's class points winner, and was out with some problem, dimming any hopes of a repeat win of the season points. Meanwhile, Adam Pfankuch, who started mid-pack, was having a good run in his Jimco. Also looking good was Cody Parkhouse in another Jimco. He was trying to chase down his dad, Brian, also in a Jimco, who'd started about a half-minute in front of him. Things started to go wrong for some drivers early. Tony Miglini was out on the third lap, after a rollover, and so was Jamie Huerta, who need-ed a tow out of the infield. Ronny Wilson rolled his Jimco on about the fifth lap, and Grant Lenk's Penhall was sounding sick on lap five. But Pfankuch hung in there, stayed on the throttle and hit his stride on lap six, with the fast lap for the heat, at 6:50. He went on steadily to take the Saturday win. He said that the "course is getting really rough - with sharp edges." Behind him, Cody Parkhouse finished second, with his dad in third place. Ronny Wilson was fourth, and Harley Let-ner finished fifth. Only six cars failed to finish all the laps. Cody, talking about passing his dad, said, "I was nice - I didn't hit him out there - it was awesome!" Wilson said "That was intense, some good racing!" Nineteen cars came back on Sun-day. They'd apparently drawn for start positions, and Darnen Jefferies, in a Jefferies, was first in line. This heat enjoyed the presence of Pete Sohren in his Trophy Truck with fenders taken off, and Cameron Steele, also in a stripped Trophy Truck. They still look big next to a Class 1 open-wheel car. Steve Eugenio was in the car that won on Saturday, and he started 13th in the lineup. Everybody got through the first lap, but then they started to fall away. First to go were Kevin Thompson, who rolled, and Grant Lenk, on the second lap. Lenk had run a blistering first lap that had him leading -for just that long. Billy Wilson and Wes Bevly drove their Bajalite Chevy to the Class 7-2 win on Saturday, they repeated the win in the Sunday event. Robert Archibald took the big win in the Sunday Class 1/ 2-1600 event, he's seen here flying his Mirage towards the checkered flag. Elias Hanna was the big winner in the Class 7SX contest on Sunday, he is seen here in perfect flight in his Ford Ranger. Rob MacCachren finished 9th in Trophy Truck in the Saturday race, On Sunday he showed everyone else the way home in his Ford F-150. On the fourth lap they lost Louie Serna and Conan Barker. Serna pulled into the infield and then was trying to figure out how to get to the Hot Pit from there - apparently, it couldn't be done. Barker lost his transmission. Meanwhile, Cody Parkhouse was having no problems, except that Harley Letner was push-ing hard. Clyde Stacy had a broken shock reservoir, and Justin Davis, who looked really fast in the infield section, flattened a rear tire on his sixth lap, and went no further. Not a good weekend for Davis. Ultimately, Cody Parkhouse won. He said, "That's a great start for the season!" And noted that they'd stiffened the car up a little after Saturday's race. But they left every-thing else the same. Letner aid that "Yesterday was a freeway compared to today." But, he added that nothing had gone wrong - his race was flaw-less. He was just six seconds behind Parkhouse. Jefferies was third, a minute and 14 seconds later, and followed in by Brian Parkhouse. He said that the course "gets so squared off -but it's been worse." Parkhouse noted that his team has been "working on the suspension a bit more these days." And the results showed it. Jamie Huerta was fifth, saying he'd had electrical problems on Saturday, but had "a lot of fun" on Sunday, and now he was tired. Tony Miglini, the last to finish all eight laps, said he'd developed a "loud whine" and had slowed down. On Saturday, he said, "We stopped upside down." And decided not to do that on Sunday. Steve Eugenio, Pfankuch's partner, got only six laps seating and the big TV screen in the done, because he broke the slider on middle added a lot to the fun and the steering rack. He tried to finish excitement of the event. But those all the laps, but SCORE officials who came and watched the races flagged him off, saying he wouldn't were enthusiastic about the talent have time to complete all eight laps and determination of the racers. As before the time limit was up. always, the racing was the best part of It was a sort of stripped down the deal, and it was top notch. Laughlin, and some folks missed the SCORE moves on to San Felipe extras. Apparently the Leap, the VIP next. ~ -lg l'lred Of It 11111 vacation rentals available in the exclusive Indian Wells country Club in the sunny Palm Springs area of southern California. Two or three bedrooms, furnished for your complete relaxation, and, if you are a glutton for punishment, play golf on either of two beautiful courses. FYI, wireless internet and long distance phones calls (USA) included. starting at S4,500 in season (January thru April) or $2,300 per month out of season. 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'II• I I I I I IO I •II I I If• I I I I @ab MEx1c••• Lac1sT1cs :100 Juan Carlos Lopez overalls By ] Preston Bradshaw Photos: Getsomephoto Juan Carlos Lopez gives the thumbs up sign after his resounding win at the Mexicana 300 race, he finally beat the Vildosola family. We apologize for this story being so late appearing in print but an internal problem caused it to be lost in the shuffle. There were 101 cars and trucks in the running, they were divided in 14 classes, each one as important as the other. There were 10 cars entered in the class 1 competition and seven of them completed all their required laps. Juan Carlos Lopez was the gold medal winner for the class, he was finally able to take the win from Gustavo and Tavo Jr. Vildosola. They took second place honors, Gary Magness was third to finish, the Murillo/Gasca/Cor-tez/Fonseca quartet took fourth place honors and the Alfredo Torres and Alfredo Torres Jr. duo finished in the fifth spot. Chel-sea Magness was the sixth place finisher, the Ricardo Valdez/ Hector Flores/Fernando Valdez were the lucky seventh finishers. Elias Canchola got in six laps and change, Manuel Robles completed six laps and Mario Acosta never completed the first lap. Class 10 was next up, there were four cars entered in the race but, alas, none of them finished their required laps. Javy Buelna only got three laps under his belt, Rick Sanchez only got three laps completed, Sergio Salgado and Gus Pinuelas only got to check-point two in the third lap and the Francisco Perez/ Jesus Mosqueda never got even one checkpoint in. The Class 12 group consisted of 10 vehicles but only two of them were able to make it all the way. The Class 12 win went to Paul Keller, he was followed in by Alejandro and Leonardo Navarette, Lobsan Yee and Angel Barajas only got one lap com-pleted, as did Martin Lizarraga and Julian Ramirez, Ray Santos Del Prado only got to check 1, Arnoldo Ramirez and Ricardo Malo the same. Not even getting to check #l were the team of Jack and Nax Moreno with Hector Ornelas, Luis Barragan and Luis Jr. and David Garcier, Vic Bruck-mann was among the missing and the team of Jesus/Jorge/Cesar and Esteban were also unable to complete a lap. Paul Keller gets some nose high attitude as he drives his Mirage towards the finish line and a really nice win in the Class 12 conflict. It was a good day for Roberto Romo and Juan Mayoral, they were the big winners in the 1/2-1600 battle at the Mexicana Logistics 300. The Class 2-D action consisted do Marentes were seventh in and of only one vehicle, Joaquin Uri- Salvador Cervantes was the eighth arte who only had three laps com-and final finisher. Francisco and pleted this day. Carlos Mejorado didn't make There were 11 cars entered in their required laps, neither did the 1/2-1600 battle, eight of them the team of Tanner Harris/Tad completed their required laps. Harris/Charles Razette and Rog-Roberto Romo and Juan Mayoral elio Alvarez. Joining them in dnf were the gold medal winners for heaven was the team of Rodrigo the class, Arturo Guiterrez Jr. Elorduy and Calochi Robles. went home with the silver medal There were five bugs entered and the Esquerra/Volker/Esquer- in Class 5 but only one of them ra trio took the bronze medal for made all the required laps. Jose the class. Hiram and Eric Duran Luis Lopez/Charlie Gonzales/ finished first off the podium and Gabriel Lopez and Jose Luis Lopez Jesus Velez and Rodrigo Feria were Jr. took the honors in the Class fifth to finish in class. Rene and 5 battle, Marie Westwood and Isaac Santacruz took sixth place Manuel Mercado only got in a honors, Arturo Zavalla and Renal-few laps before retiring from the It was a nice win in the Class 15 contest for Danny Sanchez, he's Alfredo Torres and Alfredo Torres Jr. were the fifth place finishers in Javy Buelna Jr. was a dnf in the Class 10 action but he went further seen here at high speed on his way to the checkered flag. the Class 1 contest, seen here at high speed on the course. than anyone else in the class, seen here at high speed on the course. Alejandro and Leonardo Navarette took home the silver medal in Class 12 at the Mexicana Logistics 300, seen here airborne in his good lookin' car. Page 20 Rick Sanchez didn't have the best of races, he had his car on the trailer, ending his competition in Class 10 a lot earlier than he had hoped. February 2012 Lobsan Yee and Angel Barajas were out of the Class 12 contest early on, their hopes were dashed early on at the Logistics 300. Dusty Times

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A second place finish in Class 1/2-1600 went to Arnoldo Gutierrez Guillermo Escalante and Guadalupe Collins were a dnf in the Class Emilio Salcido and Daniel Leon were the second place finishers in the Jr. he is seen here just at takeoff on his way to the checkered flag. 5 contest, seen here early on at high speed on the course. Class 5/1600 battle, seen here slightly airborne headin' for home. fray, Guillermo Escalante and Arreola and Fernando Flores were 13 of them entered but place honors and that's all there one lap in. The Gutierrez/Bravo/ Guadalupe Collins were next not never got to check #l and Lolis · only two of them were able to were! Mariano Brassea were the Guy/Rolth quartet only got one to finish, Valentin Meza/ Roberto Casarez and Wendy Casarez never complete all their laps. The Class first of the dnf's, the Delgado/ lap completed, the Fernanda Var-Romero/Jorge Palafox and Ro- made Check #1. win went to Jose C. Martinez and Riveros/Valenzuela didn't get to gas/Vargas M also completed one berto Romero Jr. were out on the First of the Sportsman Classes Victor Lugo, Danya Pacheco and finish, Alfredo Lugo was another lap. Gilberto Verduzco did not course for a fairly short time and were the Class 14 troops, there Edgar Alvarez Jr,. took second dnf and Benjamin Lopez only got Continued on page 22 the trio of Marcos Martinez/ Jorge Martinez and Daniel Martinez Jr also had a very short lived race. Class 7 only had one entry, Brandon Walsh, he didn't fare too well either. He got i-n a couple of laps and retired from the race. There were seven cars in the Class 5/1600 fracas, two of them made their required laps. The team of Omar Chavez/Roberto Rabago and Francisco Reynoso took home all the marbles, Emilio Salcido and Daniel Leon were the second place finishers. There were five in the dnf contingency: Sergio Moreno Soto only finished a cou-ple of laps, Angel A. Gomez only on course for a while, Joaquin Rodriguez Jr. only got in one long lap, Omar Dipp and Errol Villa only got to checkpoint # 1 and Hugo Zerecero and Marcy Aguilar never got to check # 1. Class 9 had four entries, three of them finished their required laps and one of them never made it to the first check. Eric Muller/ Eric Muller Jr. and Antonio Lo-pez took the coveted gold medal, Gerado Aguiniga and Gustavo Meza took second place honors, Alex Bellozo won the bronze med-al and Luis Carapia was out of the race early on. The Class 7S troops were seven trucks strong, three of them made all the required laps. The Class win went to Carlos Diaz and Man-uel Lopez, they beat out David Santa Cruz and Tony Guadrrama, the second place finishers and Ishmael Reyes, Ishmael Reyes Jr. and Danny Reyes who took third place honors. Gustavo Salazar, Victor Martinez and Jorge Salazar failed to make their required laps, the Gonzalez/Gonzalez/Melero / Benjamin C quartet were shown fifth, Augustin Fonseca Jr/ Romu-lo Fonseca Jr/ Ricardo Mendiola were shown in sixth place and Armando Duron was shown last, not reaching the first checkpoint. Class 11 had 10 cars entered and fully six of them made all their required laps. The win and all the honors went to Roberto Robles, Daniel Reyes Jr/Hector Ortega and Efren Correa took home the silver medal. A third place finish went to Eliat Ca-brales, the bronze medal was all his. Juan/Lepoldo/Benjamin and Abundio finished first off the po-dium and the Rivas/Sampedro/ Arana trio finished in the fifth spot. Ricardo Matus and Hugo Abundes were the sixth and final finisher. Walter, Hector and For-tunato Casarez were a lap shy of finishing the race, Fernando Pra-do was another lap back, Gilberto Dusty Times HJC MOTOFISPORTS Re D Breu ower • 100 Gallon Capacity • Single or Double Dry Break • EZSetUp • Affordable IndyCar Fl Technology lcoessorles •Dump Cans • Hose • Reducers • Filler Necks & Caps et • Snell SA 2005 Forced Air Helmets • Wired for Communication & Ear Bud Ready • Racing Optics Tear Offs • Universal and Custom Molded Ear Buds • Helmet Skirts • Shields loolllrn Blower Systems • Highest Flowing Systems! • 105, 135, 150, 235 and 250 CFM Ratings • High Flow Filters & Custom Hoses • Trophy Kart Kits for Driver & Clutch Cooler V co-ulcatloa Systems • Vertex 5 to 110 Watt Radio Systems • Hi-Fi Intercom Systems • Chase & Race Packages • Base Station Packages • Crew Chief & Kart Packages RACE Mdf6111Hllrl IA Car ua ra ystem • EZ 1 Button Operation • Exclusive Racer X Motorsports Package • 6.7 hours of High Resolution recording time • Up to 12 hours of operation on 4AA Lithium Ion Batteries • Can be Interfaced to Intercom for full audio experience • 41 1/2 Gallon Capacity • SCORE I BITD / FIA Approved • Tapered Design Provides Increased Ground Clearance & Maximizes Usable Fuel • Fuel Level Sending Units Available • Caps, Necks, Hose, Filters and Pumps Available YOUB SOURCE FOB PROFESSIONAL BACE PRODUCTS 10815 Wheatlands Avenue, Suite K • Santee, CA 92071 619-258-RACE (7223) • Fax 619-258-0883 • February 2012 Page 21

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I If I I I t t f I I I Daniel Reyes Jr./Hector Ortega and Effren Correa took second place honors in the Class 1100 contest, seen here at speed on the course. Not a good day for Mariano Brassea, things were going well and then Raul Marquez, Jacobo J Jacobo and Joakin Gutie"ez finished second it all comes apart, Mariano ended up as a dnf in the Class 14 fracas. in the Class 15 contest, seen here at high speed on the course. complete a lap, neither did Cua-temoc Sanchez or Francisco and Manuel Delgado nor did Juanjo Teacher Larios. The Ortega/ Gomez/Castillo/Fuentes quartet was another group that failed to complete a lap. There were 10 entered in the Class 15 contest and fully six of them made it all the way. Taking the gold medal for his win was Danny Sanchez, the Marquez/ Jacobo/Gutierrez trio took second place honors, the quartet of Rive-ra/Martinez/Voelker/Laredo fin-ished in the third spot, the Lam/ Castillo/Patrick Jr./Trias quartet finished first off the podium and the Martinez/Malpica/Sanchez Jr. group were the fifth place finish-ers. Rodrigo Adame took sixth place honors. Failing to finish their race was the Gastellum/Gas-The combo of Jose Luis Lopez/Charlie Gonzalez/Gabriel Lopez and Jose Luis Lopez Jr. were the big winners in the Class 5 contest, here at speed. tellum/Hurtado trio, the Munoz/ La Rosa trio, and Edgar Nunez/ Garayzat/Gutierrez trio was a dnf, Mele Valencia also failed to finish as was the Rochin/Valenzuela/De their race. Eric Muller, Eric Muller Jr. and Antonio Lopez took the gold medal in tile Class 9 contest, seen here at speed headin' for the checkers. Class 18 was the final class, there were eight of them en-tered, three of them made all their required laps and the Car-los Fonseca/Jorge Ortega duo went home with the gold med-al. The Gutierrez/Rodriguez/ Jiminex group won the silver medal and Jesus Miranda gar-nered the bronze medallion. The Ramirez/lduarte/Guadiana/ Larios group almost completed teir required laps, Mario Leal and Gustavo Cruze were shown as a dnf, the Leon/Paez/ Arce/ Beltran were next, Ivan Rivera/ Dario Rivera/Ernesto Valdez/ Manuel Ochoa quartet show-1 next and, finally, the Bramasco/ Brasmasco/Sotelo group did not get to the first check. Roberto Robles had a really wonderful day, he took home all the marbles in the Class 11 contest, he's seen here drivin' hard. Juan Carlos Lopez, the really big winner in the Class 1 contest is seen here at speed, headin' for that sometimes elusive checkered flag. And so it ended. The CODE Mexicana Logistics 300 was in the history books. Stay tuned here in Dusty Times for all the action in 2012. ~ Ricardo Valdez, Fernando Valdez and Hector Flores were the seventh place finishers in the Class 1 contest, seen here at high speed. Sergio Salgado and Gus Pinuelas fell short of finishing the race in Class 10, seen here early on at high speed on the course. Ray Santos Del Prado's race was short lived, he's seen here at high speed launching into the air, Rat was another Class 12 dnf. In Class 1/2-1600 the Esquerra/ Volker/Esquerra trio won the bronze The Meza/Romero/Palafox/Romero quartet didn't get too far in the Alex Bellozo was the third place finisher in the Class 9 contest, Alex medal, they're seen here just at liftoff for a long flight. Class 5 contest, they're seen here at high speed on the course. is seen here runnin' hard and fast to the marvelous checkered flag. Page 22 February 2012 Dusty Times

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,',I, I If I By } Preston Bradshaw The Lucas Oil Off Road Championship started the sea-son at Firebird Raceway and came back to finish the season there as well. Round 15 had many championships unde-cided so the event became a deciding factor for many of the drivers. With the season cham-pionships over the Lucas Oil officials brought out $100,000 to offer for the Lucas Oil Chal-lenge Cup races on Sunday. Pro 2 Brian Deegan put his driv-ing talents to good use to lead the Pro 2 Unlimited racers into the final round with 632 points earned over the current reign-ing champion Rob MacCachren with 596. Deegan had earned his points through consistency as he had only one qualifying point on the season and two main event wins. Hanging back in third was Carl Renezeder (who had qualified quickest for this event) and now had 571 points. Once the action got under-way Jeremy McGrath, currently 4th in championship points, used his front row starting spot to grab the early lead. McGrath held the lead for several laps un-til MacCachren slipped inside of him. Soon after Scott Mar-tenson caught fire causing a full course yellow erasing any real estate MacCachren had earned from McGrath. Once the green flew again MacCachren made it Photos: Track.side Photo through turn one but McGrath got spun around and held up the pack long enough for Mac-Cachren to regain his lost real estate. Robert Naughton drove around the turn one congestion and was behind MacCachren with Deegan third and Robby Woods stayed close in fourth. The front three ran hard and tight right up to the mid race yellow. On the restart MacCachren once again dominated the field. MacCachren was able to hold the lead until Deegan came into turn three and rammed into the back of the MacCachren's truck causing him to roll. It appeared Deegan was setting up MacCachren to cut inside Brian Deegan won the Pro Lite Unlimited race on Saturday but he only got 11 laps in the Pro Lite Unlimited in the Sunday race. but somehow forgot to hit the brakes and used MacCachren to slow him down. The officials noticed the incident-and gave Deegan a well deserved black flag. Moving him to the back of the pack. Inheriting from Deegan's oops was Greg Adler who was able to take the lead with Jeff Gieser second. _Deegan was not the only one seeing the black flag during this free for all as Robert Naughton saw it as well. Naugthon's black flag didn't turn out to be a podium factor but Deegan was able to regroup and pass Evan Evans on the last lap to grab the third spot on the podium. Taking his first Pro 2 win was Greg Adler and making his first appearance on the Pro 2 podium was Jeff Gieser second overall. Deegan's third place finish wasn't needed to win the championship but was an added bonus to finish out the year. MacCachren's truck was bent and· he limped around to finish in ninth place. Deegan's win padded his season points total to earn him the championship and the defending Champ Rob Mac-Cachren finished second with Carl Renezeder third for the year. Pro 2 vs. Pro 4 Challenge Cup Sunday's dash for cash drew 25 contestants, both Pro 2 and Pro 4 Unlimited, to battle for the top spot on the podium and of course $30,000 to the one standing there. The Pro 2 trucks were given a half lap lead over the Pro 4's to try and even out the power to ground differ-ence. Setting on the pole of Pro 2 was Robby Woods with Jeff Gieser outside. Row two was Rodrigo Ampudia and Robert Naughton. Back in the Pro 4 line up it was Adrian Cenni, Curt LeDuc, Jerry Daugherty and Josh Merrill heading up their pack. When the race got underway Robby Woods led the pack and began pulling away as Geiser and Carl Renezeder were bat-tling for the second spot. Rene-zeder settled the argument on lap three and Geiser started feeling pressure from Jeremy McGrath. Back in the pack Cenni was working his Pro 4 to-wards the front. Things started heating up when Rob MacCa-" chren tried to get underneath Ampudia and they tangled caus-ing Ampudia to roll but land with rubber side down enabling him to continue. Ampudia's troubles multiplied a lap later when he got up on his side in turn four and the truck caught fire taking him out of the race. Ampudia's fire brought out a full course yellow. Once racing resumed Woods still had the lead with Renezeder second and Kyle LeDuc had moved to third. Another yellow slowed things down then on the restart Kyle LeDuc cut inside both Woods and Renezeder for the lead. LeDuc's lead was short lived as he broke a tire off and dove up and over Evan Evans, retiring Kyle LeDuc and causing another yellow. Woods moved back into the lead but this time his lead was short lived as some-In the Pro 2 Unlimited race on Saturday it was Greg Adler taking the gold medal, In the Pro 4 Unlimited race on Saturday it was Kyle LeDuc taking the gold medal, one rammed into him in turn Greg was a long 11th place finish in the Sunday affair. he's seen here at high speed at Firebird. Continued on p19e 26 ;:;:::::::========::===::;;::;::==============:::;:'.;=============-.--;::======-=--=======::::::::===:;:;;;;;;;;;;;;;::=:::;~=========---------....:..-=------, Carl Renezeder had to settle for a second place finish in the Pro 4 Bradley Morris was the silver medal winner in the Limited Buggy Kyle Lucas was a mere thousandth of a second in arrears on Saturday Unlimited Saturday race, he's seen here doing a trick ianding. clash on Saturday, Brad was a woeful 13th place finisher on Sunday. in the Super Lite contest for first place, he was 11th on Sunday. Page 24 February 2012 Dusty Times ., • I

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tl;uee hard enough to cause him to roll. He was able to get going but Adrian Cenni was now the leader with Todd LeDuc ~ec-ond and McGrath third. Todd LeDuc rolled in turn four but was able to limp along. Cenni was given a black flag for ag-gressive driving with Renezeder which put Robert Naughton into the lead. On the final lap McGrath and Renezeder battled for second and the two tangled causing McGrath to spin and Renezeder to almost flip. Todd LeDuc had broke down in the whoop section and Evan Evans ran over his truck causing him to roll over the berm. When they crossed the line it was Robert Naughton, Carl Renezeder second and Brian Deegan. Naughton became the first Pro 2 truck to win the Pro 2 battle with Pro 4's and in do-ing so took home $30000. The officials gave Renezeder a black flag for his altercation with McGrath which gave Deegan second place and the $15000 that went with it. McGrath was officially third winning $7500. When the Renezeder call was announced a fan shouted, "Jus-tice has been served." While yet another fan hollered out, " Not until the person rolling Woods over is penalized." I guess the officials missed that one. Pro 4 Carl Renezeder came into the final round with a com-manding lead in the Pro 4 Unlimited class with 674 points to Kyle LeDuc's 604. Renezeder had three main event wins for the season won in Las Vegas, UT and at Glen Helen. Rick Huseman had earned enough points before his untimely de-mise to hold third with 552 points·. Little wonder as Huse-man had won six main events and qualified quickest six times making it obvious he will be missed by race fans. When the 12 contestants were unleashed it was Adrian Cenni driving his new race truck into turn one first. Cenni was taking the high line with John Fitzgerald took the Unlimited Buggy win on Saturday and he finished in the second spot in the Sunday action. Kyle LeDuc holding onto sec-ond and with his brother Kyle running third. While attempt-ing to take Kyle's tliird place po-sition Johnny Greeves ran over the front end of Todd's truck in turn one. His over zealous move damaged his truck and Greeves retired shortly after. While this was going on Kyle took the lead from Cenni and Carl Renezeder had taken over third. The front two had taken advantage of the mayhem happening behind to pull several seconds lead over the rest of the pack. Of course this lead was taken away with the mandatory yellow. On the restart Renezeder applied some muscle on Cenni to grab the second spot around turn one. In the next turn Cenni spun allowing Josh Merrell to take over third. At this point Kyle LeDuc had four seconds lead over Renezeder and Renezeder had pulled ahead of the pack by seven seconds. Merrell on the other hand had Todd LeDuc and Liam Dorn pressuring his every move. Driving under the checkers first was Kyle LeDuc with Carl Renezeder holding on to second. Josh Merrell finished third. For the overall season title Carl Renezeder had his number one plate wrapped up before this event. This championship is Renezeder's eighth in short course racing, which is the most championships of any driver in the sport. Kyle LeDuc took home second place for the season with his brother Todd LeDuc third. Pro Buggy Unlimited Pro Buggy class is always a tight battle and Mike Porter had put together the best sea-son to earn 631 points with Jerry Whelchel second holding onto 592 points. Porter had won two main events on the year and set quick time twice as well. No wonder the points ·were tight as Whelchel had qualified quick two times and took home three main event wins. A close third place was Steven Greinke with 583 (three wins on the year). To start the final race of the season off Garret George and Doug Fortin shared row one and on the start George took the early lead but Fortin was able to take over when George went wide in turn three. On the following lap Justin Smith and Steven Greinke both got around George. Justin Smith was able to quickly pressure Fortin for the lead and on the following lap Smith was able to get under Fortin in turn one. Fortin then received pressure from Grienke. While these two battled over second Smith distance himself from them. Geoffrey Cooley took home all the marbles in the Sunday edition of the Limited Buggy Cup Race, seen here at the checkers. Smith was running out by him-self until the mandatory yellow brought the pack back up to him. On the restart Greinke cut inside of Smith but his lead was short held as Smith retook the position in turn three. These two again pulled away from the pack. Greinke once again took the lead but Smith was able to once again come right back with another pass. At the checkers it was Justin Smith winning and a close second was Steve Greinke. Wade Wyman took third. Finishing 12th was Mike Por-ter but that was good enough to take the season number one plate. Second on the season was Justin Smith, who with today's win had five wins for the sea-son. In third for the year was Jerry Whelchel. Lucas Oil Challenge Cup On Sunday one of the more unique Challenge Cup match ups was between the Pro Lite trucks and Super Buggies. These two classes run similar lap times so they were grouped together with the Super Buggies starting behind the pack of Pro Lites. I guess this is because the last two years the event has been won by a Super Buggy. Up for grabs was a purse of $35,000. In an attempt to balance out the competition the top 10 in each class were inverted. Cory Sisler was the front row setter that took the early lead. Moving up quickly were Pro Lite's of Chris Brandt and Brian Deegan. Back a little further in the pack Su-per Buggy driver Justin Smith was moving ahead also. After a few laps Kyle LeDuc had taken over the lead and quickly put some distance between himself and Sisler. Just before the com-petition yellow came out Smith made a move inside Deegan to take the third place spot. So mid race it was LeDuc, Sisler, Smith and Deegan leading the pack. Once racing got underway Deegan went out after collid-ing with someone. This moved Brandt into fourth. A yellow caution again slowed the ac-tion while track workers cleared Austin Kimbrell from turn four. On the restart Sisler was able to slip past LeDuc for the lead. LeDuc got into a scrape with another truck dropping him back in the pack. A couple of laps later LeDuc rolled in turn one causing yet another yellow condition. LeDuc retired, and once racing got back underway " it was Rodrigo Ampudia and Steven Greinke banging off one another which put both rac-ers out of the race. With just two laps to go Sisler, who had led many laps was out with a blown motor. Sisler's bad luck became Smith's good luck as Continued on page 29 Steven Greinke was less than a second in arrears in the Saturday It was a silver medal finish on Saturday for Preston Roben in the Kart Shelby Anderson was the second place finisher in the Saturday Pro Buggy event, he's seen here running for his second place finish. Jr. 1 event, he's seen here flying low on his way home. Kart Jr. 2 fracas, seen here nicely airborne headin' for the checkers. Mitch Guthrie Jr. literally flew to a second place finish in Kart Modified Doug Mittag literally flew to a second place finish in the UTV Main on Chris Brandt ran his Toyota to a third place finish in the Saturday action, seen here nicely airborne, headin' for the checkers. Saturday, unfortunately, Doug only got seven laps in the Sunday race. Pro Lite action, Chris finished in second place in the Sunday affair. Page 26 February 2012 Dusty Times , ,

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• 1 • t I I I I 1 I I It' It t >•I I I I ' Justin Smith looks a wee bit out of shape here but it didn't hamper his winning ways, he took the gold medal in the Pro Buggy Unlimited contest. he inherited the lead. One o t front Smith set his eyes on the checkers and the $20,000 that came with it. Finishing second (first truck to finish) and tak-ing home $10,000 was Chris Brandt. A well deserved third went to Casey Currie who had been driving the last few laps with his hood covering most of his wind screen. part of his $5000 winnings will obviously go for new hood pins. Pro Lite Brian Deegan came to the Firebird final holding a tight edge in the Pro Lite class with 656 points and second place Chris Brandt had earned 653, while Cameron Steele was 90 points behind with 566. For the year Deegan had five wins and two fast qualifiers while Brandt won three and had as many qualifier points as well. When the final race of the season got underway front row setter Chris Brandt found his nemesis alongside coming out of turn two behind Rodrigo Ampudia. Placing Brandt in third. A short time later Deegan took the inside line of turn four to steal the lead from Ampudia who got loose and dropped to fourth. The following lap Brandt, while running second, got loose in turn four allowing Casey Currie to run up along-side then take his position. Just .hefoT the yello came out Am-pudia ost his right reai: ~heel and ended up in the turn one wall. When the starter let the green flag fly Deegan was quick to distance himself from the pack. Currie, Brandt and Kyle LeDuc all fought over second. This three-way battle continued all the way to the checkers while Deegan enjoyed an easy win and earned himself the cham-pionship as well. Kyle LeDuc won the battle for second with Brandt crossing over third and Currie finished fourth. With Deegan owning the championship Brandt had to settle for a close second for his year's effort. Taking third in class for the year was Cameron Steele. Super Lite In the SuperLite class Chad George had accumulated 12 more points that Patrick Clark (626-614) and RJ Anderson was close with 592 entering this final round. One can see why it was a close battle by counting their wins for the season. In the wins category George captured two this year while Clark had one and Anderson had won four. Clark put together four quickest qualifying throughout the year while George had two and Anderson had four. Things got a little mixed up during the final round. On the start Brent Fouch used his front row grid spot to take the early lead but got up on two wheels in turn three allowing third row starter Ryan Hagy to take over the lead. Hagy's lead was also short as Kyle Lucas found his way around Hagy. Lucas held on until the mid race yellow but on the restart Hagy got by for the lead. When the pack reached turn three Chad George jumped into the lead and following him to the front was Austin Kimbrell leav-ing Hagy third. The front two began their heated race and pulled away from the battle for third between Hagy and RJ An-derson. Chad George went wide in turn three allowing Kimbrell to steaLhis lead and soon after Jason Ellis rolled causing a yel-low. On the restart everyone held their positions until the white flag came out and things got physical. Kimbrell was able to hold his lead to the checkers but Kyle Lucas and RJ Ander-son had made their way around for second and third. Chad George finished fourth. When the points were tallied up it was Chad George receiv-ing the number one plate and Patrick Clark held onto his second overall title by a slim margin over RJ Anderson. SRI UTV Cory Weller's season points total of 654 meant that John Dempsey, holding 635, needed to apply the pressure while Doug Mittag was still a factor with 630 points earned. Once action got underway Weller, who had come up short on the uphill step up, landed hard and ran into the wall in turn four while leading overall. This gave the lead to Doug Mit-tag with Robert Vanbeekum second. Weller continued but was out of contention for this event. Mittag used the clear crack ahead of him co pull away from the pack. He had pulled five car lengths from Vanbeekum and Vanbeekum also had an equal length lead over Dan Kelly who had Tyler Win bury challenging him. Kelly had some handling problems in turn three and Winbury took his spot. A couple of laps later Winbury dropped out after loosing a front wheel. Ryan Beat managed to drive his way up to third just before the mandatory yellow. Once the pack was unleashed again Beat managed to pass his way up to second but when he tried to steal the lead over the step up jump he came up short and rolled hard enough to put him out of the race. A few laps later Chad George had maneuvered into second. With only one lap to go George saw his opportu-nity and moved into the lead. Vanbeekum was close enough to George to also move past Mittag. Vanbe~kum although smoked a motor on the last lap. Chad George went on to win the event with Doug Mittag crossing over second and Dan Kelly finished third. Once the official count came in it was Cory Weller taking the SRI title with Doug Mittag sec-ond and John Dempsey a close third. RJ Anderson took the overall title in the Unlimited UTV and Robert Vanbeekum was second in class while event winner Chad George was third on the season. The UTV Lucas Oil Chal-lenge Cup had eight entries with RJ Anderson the lone Un-limited UTV racing against the SRl's. This put Anderson a half a lap ahead of the SR l's on the start allowing him to lead for most the first half of the race. First SR 1 was driven by last year's Cup winner Ryan Beat. Third overall was Mittag. Mit-tag used up most of the early laps to catch Beat and just be-fore the mid race caution came out was able to slip by Beat in turn three. Just as the yellow came out Mittag's buggy started to smoke indicating troubles ahead for Mittag. Once Mittag was under the throttle again his SRl blew out a large amount of smoke and then yellow flames came from the engine compart-ment. Once the fire crew got things under control Mittag was out. Anderson still had the lead but Beat was able to pass just before entering turn two. On the next lap Code Rahders chal-lenged Anderson and the two collided in turn two sending Anderson off track briefly. Rah-ders was then close enough to pressure Beat for the lead and did over take him with just two laps to go. Beat however came back to retake the lead and eventual win. Rahders crossed over second but was. set back a position for his incident with Anderson. This meant Dan Kelly took the second spot and Rahders was officially third. All three of the top finishers received seat time at the Cory Kruseman's Sprint Car and Midget Driving School. Junior Kart 1 The championship battle for Junior Kart 1 competitors saw Broe Dickerson with a com-manding lead with 664 points to Elliott Watson in second with 619. Preston Rohen had totaled 594 for third coming into this final round. Taking advantage of this front row starting spot Preston Rohen led the pack around the first lap. Behind Rohen was Gavin Harlein and points leader Dickerson was back in third. Just before the mid-race caution Dickerson was able to shuffle ahead of Rohen for the lead. Once out front Dickerson headed straight to the checkers for the win. Preston Rohen held onto his second place finish while Darren Hardesty took third. Having six wins on the sea-son as well as six fast qualify-ing points Broe Dickerson de-served his championship status. Preston Rohen ended the year second and third was Darren Hardesty. The Junior Kart 1 Lucas Oil Challenge Cup race on Sunday had the contestants vying for class time at the Cory Kruss-man Sprint Car and Midget Continued on page 30 Casey Currie was the fourth place finisher in Pro Lite on Saturday, Nick Tyree was a long 13th in Pro 2 on Saturday, Nick was the fifth It was a third place finish on Saturday in the Pro 4 Unlimited race Casey took third place honors in the Sunday fracas at Firebird. place finisher in the combined Sunday event. for Josh Merrell, Josh is seen here heading for the checkered flag. Wade Wyman looks a bit crossed up here but he went on to finish Curt Geer flew to a fourth place finish on Saturday in the Limited RJ Anderson took third place in the Saturday Super Lite contest, RJ in third place in the Pro Buggy event on Saturday at the Firebird Buggy battle, Curt finished in sixth place in the Sunday event. came back on Sunday to take the class win by a big margin. location. Dusty Times February 2012 Page 29

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-------:----"'."""----------Chad George was the big winner in the Saturday UTV event, Chad had over four seconds in hand when he flew in for the checkered flag. Driving School. Once the race past him for second. Just before got underway Gavin Harlien the mid race caution Dickerson took the early lead with Tra-took the lead and turned out to vis Pecoy second. Pecoy lost be the winner. Harlien main-his position on lap three when tained second after fending off Preston Rohen got by then a a hard challenge from Preston lap later Broe Dickerson moved Rohen, third. Junior Kart 2 Myles Cheek came to Phoe-nix with 640 points in the Ju-nior Kart 2 division with Chad Graham second holding onto a total of 619 points. Brock He-ger was third overall with 569 earned on the season. When the action heated up on Saturday it was Shelby An-derson leading the pack around turn one. Anderson held the lead for the first half of the race until the yellow brought the race to an almost halt. More than one stalled car had to be removed from the track while the racers continued slow un-der yellow. With just a couple of laps to go the race finally got back up to speed. It was still Anderson out front with Myles Cheek a close second. Starting fifth Brock Heger had moved up to third. Anderson appeared to have the event wrapped up but on the final turn of the race Cheek dove inside of turn four to steal her victory. Myles Cheek took the checkers with Anderson second and Heger finished third. With his event win Myles Cheek clinched his champion-ship with Chad Graham second and Brock Heger was third for the year. In the Challenge Cup race Shelby Anderson took her car out front early ahead of Pres-ton Roben. Third was Weston Schuck. The running order became a follow the leader event until Roben drove around Anderson for the lead. Things remained pretty much the same until the last lap and all of a sudden everyone got a little physical in the attempt to im-prove their position. It was Schuck that came out the worst of the encounter as Maxwell Ries was able to take over third. At the finish line it was Pres-ton Roben taking the win with Shelby Anderson holding onto second. Third was Maxwell Ries. The three also received driving time at Cory Krussman Sprint Car and Midget Driving School. Limited Buggy Curt Geer and Dave Mason had battled all season long and come into the final Limited Buggy event with Geer holding the points lead with 634 over Mason's 616. Quinton Tucker was third with 591. In the final race of the points battle 17 cars took the field. Once racing started it was Quentin Tucker coming around with the pack behind him. Tucker had pressure com-ing from John Fitzgerald who had Bradley Morris pressuring him. By the third lap Fitzgerald found his way into the lead and a lap later Morris took the second spot. This was the running order up to the mid-race caution. On the restart Fitzgerald held his lead with Darren Hardesty literally flew his Kart to a third place finish in the Blake Lenk piloted his modified Kart to a first off the podium finish John Dempsey leads Bryan Osborn in the Saturday UTV race at Kart Jr 1 race on Saturday, seen here flyin' low. in the Saturday Modified Kart race, here nicely airborne. Firebird, John ended up in fourth place in the grueling 14 lap race. 2012 MEXICAN 1000 RAL Y exicali-Bahia de Los A geles-Lor to-La az-San Jose del Caho 8 -ay 2, 2 2 HONORING THE PAST. FORGING THE FUTURE. National Mexicali XX Ayuntamlento Page 30 February 2012 Dusty Times 7

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t • I I I I I I•! I I I > I I I I 1 I I • , t 1 • • • I I + t C I I I I , I Morris and Tucker trailing. A couple of laps later Tucker was pushed back to fourth by Geof-frey Cooley. Things remained pretty much the same until the white flag came out and Curt Geer found his way around Tucker for fourth. Fitzgerald had pulled some breathing room over second place and this left the action between Morris and Cooley. Probably the hardest racing was back in fifth with Kevin McCullough, Dave Mason and Dillon Ayers often three wide in corners. Back up front John Fitzgerald took the win with Bradley Mor-ris second. A close third place was won by Geoffrey Cooley. By the way Tucker took fourth and Kevin McCullough won the fifth place battle. The two season points contenders fin-ishing order was, Geer fourth and Mason seventh. With Curt Geer finishing ahead of Dave Mason he won Rob Naughton finished fifth in the Saturday Pro 2 action, but he was the big winner in the Sunday Pro 2/Pro 4 event. the season championship and Mason finished second. Quen-tin Tucker was third on the year. Modified Kart In the Modified Kart divi-sion Mitch Guthrie Jr. led the class after 14 rounds of racing with 629 points and Mitchell Dejong was close on his heels with 624 earned. Third was Bradley Morris. With the green flag in the air Brock Heger took charge with Ryan Beat gets our award for highest flyer, Ryan took the win in the UTV Sunday race with almost four seconds in hand at the flag. Kyle Hart second and points second and third. The running leader Guthrie third. Dejong order was Hart, Guthrie and De-was back mid-pack. Hart was Jong. However, just before the able to steal Heger's lead on the mid-race caution Dejong moved following lap. The lap after that into second. The front running Heger rolled his truck and this order remained the same until moved the points leaders into Continued on page 32 .. Todd LeDuc throws lots of dirt as he heads to a fourth place finish Jimmy Stephensen finished sixth in the Pro Lite battle on Saturday, Rob MacCachren didn't have the best weekend, Rob finished in in the Pro 4 action on Saturday, he finished three spots behind his Jimmy was only able to get 10 laps completed in the Sunday event. seventh place in the Pro 2/Pro 4 race on Sunday at the Firebird venue. _br,_o_th_e_r. __________________ _ Why aren't you a Dusty Times Subscriber? It's so much easier to receive Dusty Times in your mailbox each month, getting all the latest news and race and rally reports, written by the best off road journalists in the business. Don't miss an issue! Subscribe now! Foreign Subscriotions 1 Year ............... $25.00 1 Year ............... $55.00* 2 Years ............. $40.00 2 Years ........... $110.00* 3 Years ............. $55.00 3 Years ........... $165.00* *Prices are in U.S. Dollars Air mail rates on request. See complete subscription form on page 3. DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311 Dusty Times February 2012 Page 31

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Quentin Tucker took third place honors in the Sunday limited Buggy Chad George finished first off the podium in the Super lite contest, contest, he was less than four seconds in arrears at race end. unfortunately, Chad was a dnf in the Sunday contest. the final lap and charging from pressured Mamer for the lead around fifth Bradley Morris ran but couldn't make his attempt into Guthrie, dropping Guthrie stick. At the mid race caution back to tenth and costing him it was Mamer, Steele and Hart. his championship. Hart went Once racing again Hart was able on to win the event with De-to slip into the lead and was Jong second and Jeff Hoffman able to distance himself from crossed over third. the battle for second. Moving Taking the overall season through the pack was Bradley championship honors was de-Morris and a couple of laps fending Champion Mitchell De-later he found himself in third Jong. Mitch Guthrie Jr. ended up behind Steele. Mamer had lost second on the season by a slim his second spot when he lost a margin. Bradley Morris totaled wheel dropping him out of con-up enough points for third. tention. There was no stopping The Modified Kart Challenge Hart as he went on for the win. Cup race drew 18 cars to the The battle for second between line. At stake were three Cory Steele and Morris ended in the Krussman Sprint Car and Midg- two getting together and causing et Driving School certificates. It Steele to have a flat. While these was Cole Mamer taking the early two tangled Mitch Guthrie Jr. lead with Kyle Hart second. drove past and finished in sec-Hart tried to pass Mamer and ond. Third place driving school the two got together opening certificate went to Blake Lenk, the track up for Scotty Steele who also took advantage of the who moved into second. Steele Steele/Morris incident. • Page 32 CORVA CALI ORNIA O F·ROAD VEHICLE ASSOC1ATION WHEEL SIZES 16X4 VW NON BEADLOCK * 17X8 TRUCK BEADLOCK GEN.2 ISX& TRUCK BEADLOCK *'* 17X8 VW BEAPLOCK 17X8 TRUCK SIMULATED LOCK 15Xl2 VW BEADLOCK 15X7 VW BEADLOCK 15X7 VW NON BEADLOCK lSX4 VW BEADLOCK 15X4 VW NON BEADLOCK WHEELS t:AN Al.SO BE CUT AND WB..DEJ) TO QJSTOH DIJENSJ0/1/S February 2012 It was a fifth place finish in the UTV main event at Firebird for Bryan Osborn, seen here at speed headin' for the checkered flag. Dusty Times

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II FALL CRANDON Cadell Takes Pro Lite By Mike Reu.sche Andrew Caddell (#43 Dodge Ram) leads some of his competition in the Pro Ute race, Andy beat out 21 other trucks to take the win. For the forty-second straight year, the off-road community met in Northern Wisconsin for the Crandon Off-Road World Cham-pionship. On the schedule were three rounds of TORC PRO and Sportsman racing, as well as the Heavy-Metal Challenge in which PRO-2WD and PRO-4x4 trucks compete together for the AMSOIL Cup. When it comes to the com-petition, the recognition, and the overwhelming fan turnout, Labor Day Weekend in Crandon is the premiere short-course off-road event in the country, if not the world. The Traxxas TORC Series pre-sented by AMSOIL had seen its share of adverse weather all season long. Back in June, heavy rains can-celled Sunday's racing, so TORC and the .track officials scheduled the cancelled Round 4 to be run on Friday afternoon of the Labor Day weekend festivities. Before the racing would begin, the off-road community assembled Friday morning in downtown Cran-don for the traditional Labor Day Parade. The majority of PRO and Sportsman racers put their race vehicles on display beginning at eight o'clock in the morning. There are a couple of different pit crew competitions, and the drivers' meet-ing for the AMSOIL Cup is held right in front of the Forest County municipal building. The festivities conclude with a parade complete with floats, high school bands and of course race vehicles. As the pa-rade got underway so did the rain, but it didn't stop the thousands of race fans from lining downtown Crandon, but it did raise some con-cern about the afternoon of racing. Fortunately, the light rain stopped around one thirty in the afternoon, about thirty minutes before the first Sportsman race of the day. Actually, the light rain helped with track conditions, as the natural moisture kept the l. 7 5 mile Crandon "Super Speedway" in great condition all day long. To ensure all eleven TORC classes would complete the Round 4 make-up race before sundown, the Sportsman competitors would run five laps without the manda-tory halfway caution lap. The PRO classes would run ten laps with the mandatory halfway caution lap. Needless to say, this made getting a good start more important than ever for the Sportsman racers. The first race of the weekend was the Classix group. Right from the start, Dale Chestnut grabbed the lead coming out of Potawatomi Turn One with Rob Wieland right on his bumper in second. The two racers put some distance on the rest of the eleven car field as they finished first and second after five laps. On lap three, Mike Mischler in his Chevy Monte Carlo moved into third place and held the position all the way to the checkered flag. A field of nine trucks lined up for the Stock Truck race. The first It was a nice win for Dan Baudoux in the Super Truck race, he drove his nice clean Ford to the checkered flag with ease. truck to make it out of Turn One was points leader Matt Ives, with X-Games and Olympic Snowboarder Nick Baumgartner right behind in second. Midway through the second lap, Ives lost his driveshaft ending the day with Baumgartner assuming the lead. At finish it was a Chevy Silverado podium as Baumgartner took the win, his second of the year, with the veteran Bob Birkholz crossing the line in second, and Ben Wierzba finishes third. The Light Buggy division was next as eighteen drivers lined up two rows deep for the land rush start. With only five laps to make moves through the large field, win-ning the drag race to the first turn can determine the winner of the race, especially when the starting grid is as big as this class. The hole-shot winner was Matt Gerald, as he led flag to flag. Steve Oman ran a similar race finishing second and Greg Stingle passed a few racers dur-ing the race to finish third. The 1600 Buggy class also had a flag to flag winner with Mark Stein-hardt. Behind the reigning class champion there was all kinds of action. Eventually, John Fitzgerald finished second with class point's leader Brad Erickson in third. In the post race tech inspection, a rules infraction was found on Fitzgerald's buggy, moving Erickson up to second place and Milwaukee's Chris Ernster into the third spot. After some quick track groom-ing, the rest of the early evening's events continued under the title of Forest County Potawatomi Friday Night Thunder. The fastest Sports-man and PRO classes would make up the rest of the scheduled races. The always exciting Super Stock truck class had fifteen trucks srgned up for the five lap battle. The Abrams, Wisconsin native Nick Byng took the flag to flag victory in convincing style. As two newcomers to the class; Justin Keehner finished second and Brent Smith took home third place. The combined Super Truck and Formula 4x4 races were next on the schedule. Dan Baudoux driving his Ford F-150 dominated the Super Truck field with Don Williams coming across the finish a distant second. While the top two Super Trucks were out running the rest of the field. Brad LeMarche and Dave Miah had a good battle throughout the five lap Formula 4x4 sprint. When the checkered flag was waved, LeMarche took his fifth win of the year as Miah couldn't find a way around his fellow Ford Bronco competitor. The final spot of the podium saw John Holtz in a ~• Jeep CJ-7 outlast the remaining five competitors. The final Sportsman class of the day was Super Buggy. This class has competitors from the East Coast, the West Coast, the Midwest, and two Canadian provinces. The start saw Larry Job open up a slight lead on CJ Greaves after the first lap. 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Greg Stingle drove his orange colored buggy to the Light Buggy win, he is seen here at speed on his way to the checkered flag. but the cagey veteran held his line podium spot. and went on to take the victory. The Traxxas PRO Light racers Greaves crossed the line in second. lined up sixteen trucks strong. Bob Klaus and John Frana battled Andrew Caddell came out of Turn it out for third much of the race One in the lead and was never with Klaus landing on the final seriously challenged, while on his way to his third victory of the year. Behind Caddell Brad Lovell, Sam Hubinette, Casey Currie, and CJ Greaves were all battling for the remaining two podium positions. The door-to-door battle took its toll on Hubinette and Greaves as they faded, but the Nissans of Brad Lovell and Casey Currie survived the race to finish second and third, respectively. Lovell's second place matched his Round 3 finish at the June Crandon weekend. The Traxx-as Maxx Lap winner for fast lap also went to Andrew Caddell. The PRO-4x4 group lined up next, and the fans saw one of their favorite drivers, Adrian Cenni grab the holeshot to lead the nine lap race from flag to flag. Johnny Greaves tried every move he had, but had to settle for second. Third place remained unchanged throughout the race as well, with Ricky Johnson rounding out the podium. Scott Douglas saw some late race speed that allowed him to get to Johnson's rear bumper, but he ran out of laps before he could challenge for the final podium posi-tion. Douglas crossed the finish in fourth. The win for Cenni was the New Yorker's first career victory at Crandon. The fast lap, Oakley Bomb award also went to Cenni. The final race of the evening was the AMSOIL PRO-2WD Forest County Potawatomi Chairman's Cup Race. The land rush start saw three Midwestern drivers lead the field out of Turn One. Jeff Kincaid took the lead, closely followed by Chad Hord, and then Scott Taylor. The three positions remained un-changed all the way to the manda-tory yellow. On the restart Bryce Menzies got a good run on Taylor to take over third place. The final three laps the top four remained unchanged all the way to the finish. Officially, Kin-caid took first, Hord with his best performance of the year crossed the line in second, Menz_ies took third, and Taylor finished in fourth place. Somehow, all the scheduled rac-ing was completed before the sun disappeared behind the pine trees of the Northwoods and without any interruption from Mother Nature. The next morning the rains returned and delayed the day's racing a couple of hours, but after successfully get-ting the Friday program completed, TORC and Crandon officials were confident of a full day of racing. The Saturday rounds of rac-ing at the Fall Crandon event is known as World Championship Saturday. The great people that operate the Crandon track honor each class winner with the title of World Champion. Along with the tide comes the Crandon World Championship ring. The ring is a new design each year and some of the veterans of the sport have more rings than fingers. You ask any short-course driver, they will tell you the prize money is secondary, own-Continued en page 36 Brad Lamarche took the gold medal in the Formula 4x4 action, he's Adrian Genni leads Kyle LeDuc in the Pro 4x4 event, Adrian went Chad Hord flew his Nissan pickup to a third place finish in the Pro seen here hustlin' his Ford pickup towards the checkered flag. on to a fifth overall finish at the Crandon fall event. 2wd action, seen here saving a bit of tire wear. Kevin Saca/as and his Big Ugly Racing Ultra4 BILSTEIN 9100 Series Shocks with optional Anti-Cavitation Valve (ACV) provide the highest level of damping performance for Ultra4 type race vehicles. 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Dale Chestnut drove his heavily stickered Ford pickup to the win in the Classix Class, he's seen here at speed headin ' for the checkers. ing a World Championship ring is why you race at Crandon every Labor Day weekend. Once again, race officials were working with a shortened race day. The decision was made to run a similar schedule to Friday's racing. Once again the Sportsman classes would run five laps around the 1.75 mile track and there would not be a mandatory caution lap. The Classix group had thirteen racers lined up for the land rush start. Since this was the first race of the day after the morning rains showers, the muddy conditions really slowed the pace of the race. The run to the first turn saw Kurt Schuch take the initial lead, but by the time the group reached the gravel pit turn, Scott Mueller took command of the race. On lap two Dale Chestnut broke a front spindle ending his chance to win six races in a row. The muddy conditions made the five-lap sprint race seem more like an endurance race for everyone, except winner Scott Mueller. The 2011 Classix Crandon World Champion finished almost thirty seconds ahead of the second place finisher Kenny Platen. The final spot on the podium went to Pete Delorey. Remarkably, ten of the thirteen starters completed all five laps in less than desirable race conditions. When the ten Stock Trucks lined up for their chance for a World Championship, the track conditions were rapidly improving thanks to a constant breeze and intermittent sunshine. When the green flag was waved Tom Graff grabbed the lead. On lap two, cur-rent points leader Matt Ives found his groove and motored past Graff to take the lead. Even though the main racing groove on the track was drying out, several drivers found the rest of the track still very slippery. Nick Baumgartner, who is second in the season long points battle, found himself nearly stuck more than once during the round of rac-ing. Once again three veterans of the class handled the varying condi-tions of the track fairly well, as Matt Ives took the World Championship title, Bob Birkholz crossed the line in second, and Ben Wierzba once again finished third. The Light Buggy group once again had twenty-two racers racing for the ring. Second year racer Matt Solka grabbed the early lead, but on lap two Steve Oman passed Solka in the Gravel Pit to lead the remain-ing laps. At the finish it was Steve Oman taking the World Champi-onship, Matt Solka with his best finish of his career in second, and a late race charge put class points leader Greg Stingle on the final spot on the podium. The heavy metal hitters of Super Stock Truck were next. Al "the Out-law" Konitzer grabbed the holeshot and was never seriously challenged on his way to the Crandon World Championship. While Konitzer was cruising to victory, there was a real dogfight going on for the final podium positions. Even though it was only five laps, several drivers seemed to be changing positions at every turn. During the race Danny Beauchamp, Jerry Conrad, Larry Maciosek, and Justin Keehner were in all position for a podium fin-ish. When the checkered flag was waved, the top three finishers were Konitzer winning a Super Stock Crandon World Champion ring, Justin Keehner taking second place and Jerry Conrad squeezing by Ma-ciosek at the finish for third place. The combined Super Truck and Formula 4x4 race saw Super Truck competitor Dan Baudoux take his sixth win of the season and another Crandon World Championship ring, with Don Williams second, and Bob Gremler in thitd. Brad Lemarche also had a domi-nating win on his way to the World Championship ring, but the action behind the green Ford Bronco was very fierce. Early on, Milan Mazanec controlled second place, only to have engine issues force an early retire-ment. Then on lap three, as Charlie Bell and Dave Miah were fighting for second place, their bumpers tangled keeping the two trucks stuck together as they passed the finish line. Bell ._ • f ' • • • • • ~ • ' • The gold medal in Super Stock Truck went to Scott Beauchamp, he's seen here flying his Chevy towards the checkered flag. was able to move into second, but was closely shadowed by Lovell right Miah lost several positions which up to the halfway caution flag. Sud-allowed Ben Passa to move into third denly, Brian Deegan found himself place. At the finish it was Lemarche in fourth place at the halfway point taking his seventh victory of the year, of the race. Bell finishing in the runner-up posi-When the field went back to tion for the fourth time this season, racing the final four laps, Deegan and part-time racer Ben Passa taking continued to pressure the leaders, third place. at the same time Lovell wasn't let-Fifteen racers were entered in ting Caddell get away from the rest the 1600 Buggy class for Round 9 of the field. On lap six Deegan got competition. The holeshot was won around Lovell for second, moving by Rob Kinner and it looked like he Lovell back to third. With all the ac-would get his first World Champi- tion in his rear view mirror, Caddell onship ring of his career, but Brad took home his first Crandon World Erickson had other plans. During Championship ring, with Brian the entire five laps, Kinner and Deegan taking a well deserved sec-Erickson practically matched each ond place finish, as Brad Lovell fin-other's lap times, with Kinner in the ished in third place. Brian Deegan lead. Then, as the two front-runners was also the Traxxas Maxx Lap came through Calamity Corner for winner for the fastest lap of the race. the final time, Kinner made a slight The PRO-4x4 bunch was next as bobble, setting up a side-by-side everyone in the crowd was wonder-dash to the checkered flag. Some- ing if Adrian Cenni would win his how, Erickson finished about twelve first World Championship ring. inches ahead of Kinner to take the Early on it looked like the John-win. Just behind Erickson and Kin- ny Greaves/Ricky Johnson Show ner, Mark Steinhardt crossed the would reappear. The two rivals were finish in third place. running first and second heading Super Buggy saw Las Vegas' into the mandatory caution. When Larry Job lead flag to flag during the green flag came out for the final Round 9. Behind Job the final four laps, Cenni immediately got finishing order was not determined around Johnson and then later in until the checkered flag was waved. the same lap overtook Greaves for Even though the race was only five the lead. The final three laps saw laps, there was plenty of passing. At Cenni stay out in front running one point CJ Greaves was running an exceptionally smooth race to get as high as second place, only to fin-that first Crandon ring, as GreiJ.ves ish fourth. Bob Klaus looked like he finished second, and Johnson took was going to finish second, only to home third. The Oakley Bomb have California's Mike Porter take fast lap award also went to Adrian the position as the two crossed the Cenni. • finish practically at the same time. As the final race of the day was Officially, Larry Job took the World lining up, the rain clouds were ap-Championship tide, with Mike proaching Crandon International. Porter crossing the finish in second, The PRO-2WD trucks lined up and and Bob Klaus taking third place. starter Fay Statenzy quickly waved Now it was time for the PRO-the flag with Jeff Kincaid getting Light field to entertain tlie overflow the holeshot with the MM trucks crowd at Crandon. The starting of Bryce Menzies and Rob Mac-grid saw two rows of trucks line-up Cachern tucked in behind the Ford. for the land rush start. When the The top three remained unchanged green flag was waved, Andrew Cad- when on lap five Kinca,id and Mac-dell led the fieid into Potawatomi Cachern pulled off with mechanical Turn One, as Brad Lovell, Sam Hu- issues. When green flag racing re-binette, and Shaun Morris were sumed after the mandatory caution, nose to tail fighting for the second Menzies found himself in the lead spot. During this round Caddell with the Nissan of Chad Hord in ' I••• I second and a resurging Marty Hart in his Toyota, in third place. At one point Scott Taylor was briefly challenging for a podium spot, until a flat tire slowed his pace. At the finish it was Menzies winning the World Championship, Chad Hord finishing second, and Marty Hart finishing in third place. On the opening lap Jeff Kincaid set fast lap time to win the Oakley Bomb, his second of the season. Then right on cue, as the PRO-2WD race was complete, the rains once again blanketed the Crandon area. Sunday morning racing began without a hitch. The Classix racers hit the track with thirteen com-petitors. Dale Chestnut repaired his Ford Bronco overnight and came back Sunday morning to take his seventh win of the season. As Rob Weiland drove his Chevy Blazer to a second place finish, Mike Mischler returned to the podium for the first time since July, taking third place. With this win, Dale Chestnut clinches the 2011 Classix TORC Sportsman Championship. As Matt Ives and the rest of the Stock Truck class lined up for Round 10, many in the crowd asked; could anyone stop the young man from Stephenson, Michigan. When the green flag was waved, it looked like a three way battle between Bob Birkholz, Wayne Sc-hunk, and Matt Ives. Birkholz led the field early on with Schunk and Ives right behind. After the mandatory caution, Ives got a great start and moved around Schunk to garner second place. Then with two laps to go, Birkholz and Ives went door to door for an entire lap with Ives taking the top spot. At the fin-ish it was Matt Ives taking the win, as he won his fourth race in a row, Crandon's own Wayne Schunk tak-ing second and a final lap charge put Tom Graff in third just ahead _, of Bob Birkholz. Matt Ives leads Nick Baumgart-ner by thirty points, after com-pleting the Crandon sweep. Only Baumgartner and Schunk have a shot at stopping Ives from winning the class championship, as the rac-ing heads to Championship Week-end in Oshkosh. Six trucks lined up for the Super Truck race, and once again Dan Baudoux led flag to flag to take the win. Bob Gremler stayed ahead of Don Williams to complete the po-dium. With the win Baudoux wins his twentieth class championship of his career. Along with the Super Truck class, the ten Formula 4x4 racers started about twenty seconds after the two-wheel drive trucks. Charlie Bell in his ex-Leduc Class 4 Ford grabbed the early lead only to have a miscue on lap three relegating him to fourth place. Meanwhile, Brad Lemarche assumed the lead and looked like he might sweep Don Williams heads into a sharp right hander at Crandon, Don finished Justin Keehner flew his orange colored Ford pickup to a second place Mark Steinhardt finished second overall in the 1600 Buggy fracas, in third place in the hotly contested Super Truck race. finish at Crandon, his Super Stock Truck seen here headin' home. he's seen here on his way to a second place overall finish. Page 36 February 2012 Dusty Times

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Bob Weiland had a pretty good weekend at Crandon, he finished second overall in Classix, he's seen here flying towards home in his Chevy Blazer. A great shot of Scott Douglas flying his Ford to a third place finish in the Pro 4x4 battle, we understand Scott still calls it Nfunw. Larry Job fought hard but had to settle for a silver medal finish in Super Buggy, he's seen here working hard for his medal. the Crandon weekend. Then with two laps to go, Lemarche slowed his pace due to a flat rear tire. This was just enough for Dave Miah to take the lead and go on to win his third race of the year. Second went to a very happy Bob Sayers, as Milan Mazanec without his front drive, finished in third place. With a forty-one point lead heading into the final weekend of racing, Brad Lemarche looks like he's heading to his first Formula 4x4 Championship. Only Dave Miah and Charlie Bell have a re-mote chance of overtaking taking the points leader. PRO-4x4 was next in line in order to give teams enough time to prepare for the big money AM-SOIL Cup. Once again, Adrian Cenni was the class of the field. The familiar orange Ford led flag to flag, as well as winning the Oak-ley Bomb for setting the fastest lap time. Behind Cenni several driv-ers had issues, Greaves, Johnson, Douglas, the Leduc family; all ran up front only to retire early due to mechanical issues. The Jenkins Brothers and Steve Barlow had a great fight for the final spots on the podium. At the checkered flag it was Adrian Cenni winning for the third time during the weekend, as Mark Jenkins finished in second place and Steve Barlow was next in line taking the final spot on the podium. After ten rounds of racing, John-ny Greaves has a fifteen point lead over Ricky Johnson for the PRO-4x4 Championship. As the twenty-two drivers in the Light Buggy class lined up to race, the skies darkened and the rain be-gan to fall. Jaime Kleikamp grabbed the holeshot followed by Matt Sol-ka, and Brian Holtger. The rain was steady throughout the entire race. Soon it became a race of survival for most of the competitors. Somehow class points leader Greg Stingle moved his way through the field to take his third win of the year. Beau Ambos had his best finish of the year coming in second and Jaime Kleikamp leading early on took the checkered flag in third place. The win for Greg Stingle opened a seventeen point gap over second place Matt Gerald in the Light the mandatory caution did the New Buggy Championship. Jersey racer take control of second With the rain still coming down, place. Then with two laps left in the the race officials delayed the start race, Andy Zipperer started pressur-of the PRO-2WD race. After thirty ing Schwalbe for third place. On minutes, the rain stopped and the the final lap, Zipperer got around weather radar looked like the skies Schwalbe to take the final spot on would clear for the rest of the day, the podium. It was Zipperer's first so PRO-2WD took to the track. career podium finish in the class. The drag race to the first corner was CJ Greaves continues to lead the won by Scott Taylor. Even though Super Buggy Championship with a the rain had stopped, the track twenty-two point lead as the Sports-conditions were extremely muddy man head to their final weekend of and wet. Somehow Taylor stretched competition later in the month in out his lead by nearly ten seconds by Oshkosh, Wisconsin. the mandatory caution. Only Bryce The heavy hitting Super Stock Menzies could keep the seven-time Truck warriors lined up with champion in sight. Then with a eighteen trucks. The start had Al little more than to two laps to go, Konitzer leading the way with Nick Taylor fell way off the pace with a Byng in second and Danny Beau-flat tire. Menzies took over the lead, champ in third. Quickly, Friday's and would go on to win his fourth winner, Byng fades as Justin Keeh-race of the year. Mike Oberg fin- ner begins to pressure Beauchamp. ished second, and Rob MacCach-After the mandatory caution, em survived the elements to come Konitzer pulls off with a mechani-to the podium in third place. cal issue. Now Beauchamp and Bryce Menzies now has a twenty- Keehner are battling side by side. six point lead over Rob MacCachern Then with three laps to go, Keehner for the PRO-2WD Championship. makes a hard pass in Calamity Cor-As the teams prepared for the ner to take the lead. Keehner hangs AMSOIL Cup, the Sportsman race on for his second win of the year. program continued with the 1600 Danny Beauchamp comes across Buggy class. The land rush start the finish in second place, as Scott saw Brad Erickson lead Mark Stein- Beauchamp quietly worked his way hardt through Turn One. The top into third place, which clinched two points leaders battled nose to the 2011 TORC Super Stock Truck tail the entire race. Erickson never Championship. missed a mark through all seven The final TORC Points race of laps, as Steinhardt challenged the the weekend was the twenty drivers leader several times, but was unable behind the wheel of their PRO-to grab the top spot. At the finish it Light trucks. Brian Deegan was the was Erickson in first, Steinhardt in class of the field. He went flag to second, ~nd Rob Kinner crossing flag taking the victory. The remain-the line in third. ing podium positions saw a great Brad Erickson leads Mark Stein- battle that included RJ Anderson, hardt by twenty-nine points for the Casey Currie, Andrew Caddell, 1600 Buggy Championship. and Brad Lovell. RJ Anderson held The track was drying out and the onto the second position all the sun appeared in the sky as Super way to the mandatory yellow with Buggy group came charging into Casey Currie right on his bumper. Turn One. CJ Greaves immediately On the restart, Deegan continued went to the head of the pack closely to dominate the race as Caddell followed by Scott Schwalbe and made quick work of Currie and Steve Krieman. Later in the first Anderson. Later in the same lap, lap Krieman spins, as the rest of the Brad Lovell passed Anderson for field races past. As Greaves contin-the final spot on the podium. On ued on with his fifth win of the sea-the final lap Randy Eller moved up son, second and third place would to fifth pressuring Anderson. At the not be determined until the final · checkered flag it was Deegan taking lap. Bob Klaus worked Schwalbe for the win and the Traxxas Maxx Lap a few laps, but it wasn't until after Award, Caddell padding his points Colton Greaves was the big winner in the Super Buggy contest, his Toyota powered buggy went fairly easily to the class win. lead with a second place finish, and Brad Lovell having a great run tak-ing third place. With a short break in the action before the AMSOIL Cup, all those in attendance left the campground and pit area to fill beyond capacity the Crandon Spectator Hill. Every year you think the facility can't hold any more people, but somehow more space is found and the atten-dance continues to climb. This year the attendance record was broken as the estimated attendance had to approach 20,000 just for Sunday's activities. The AMSOIL Cup line-up had nine PRO-4x4 trucks and two PRO-2WD racers ready for the ultimate battle. The wet and muddy condi-tions of the earlier PRO-2WD points race really took a toll on equipment and the added time needed to just clean the race trucks before they could even be prepared for the afternoon race, really hand-cuffed several teams from making the starting line. The PRO-2WD entries had Mike Oberg and Chad Hord get approximately a twenty second head start over the PRO-4x4 trucks of Johnny Greaves, Scott Douglas, Steve Barlow, Adrian Cenni, Kyle Leduc, Mike Jenkins, Mark Jenkins, Curt Leduc, and Todd Leduc. Right from the start Chad Hord grabbed the lead, hoping for the PR0-4x4 trucks to battle with each other, while slowing their pace. Early on it looked like the top three PRO-4x4 trucks, Kyle Leduc, Scott Douglas, and Johnny Greaves were content to run nose to tail, until they could reach the lead PRO-2WD truck of Chad Hord. Then about midway through the ten lap event, Leduc got sideways coming out the land rush turn causing a delay in the PR0-4x4 trucks assault on Hord and Oberg. It also put Douglas at the head of the PR0-4x4s with Greaves right on his bumper. As the laps wound down, it looked like Hord might pull off a rare PRO-2WD win. On the final lap Douglas could finally see Hord's rear bumper, but time ran out as Chad Hord took the AMSOIL Cup home to Felch, Michigan. Of course the crowd went wild. For only the third time in his-tory has a PRO-2WD won the Labor Day Weekend Cup race and the nearly $30,000 that goes along with the trophy. The other two wins were accomplished by Scott Taylor. As the celebration continued in the Hord compound, the rest of the TORC competitors were packing up and preparing for the next round of racing. The TORC PRO drivers had ten days to prepare for a midweek race at Chicagoland Speedway in Jo-liet, Illinois. Then two days later the TORC Sportsman racers will be at the Oshkosh Speedzone in eastern Wisconsin for their season finale. There's still hope for a rain free TORC event, but don't bet on it. "'T"'C:::,~ Steve Barlow puts the hurt on Mike Jenkins in the Pro 4x4 contest, Nick Byng had a fairly decent weekend, he ended up in the sixth spot Mike Mischler took the third overall position in the Classix events, we assume that Barlow excused himself before carrying on. in his Ford pickup, he's seen here at speed gain' home. Mike's Chevy is seen here at high speed headin' for the flag. Dusty Times February 2012 Page 37

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BFGaadricli -----------ms A TENTH CONSECUTIVE DAKAR WIN FOR BFCooDRICH! The American tyre brand BFGoodrich secured its 12th Dakar triumph -its 10th in a row -in Lima, Peru, today. Victory on the world's most gruelling cross-country rally went to Frenchman Stephane Peterhansel (ALL 4 Racing MINI) who took his personal score on the event to 10 wins. BFGoodrich's maiden Da-kar success dates back to 1999,and the American tyre brand, which belongs to the Michelin group, hasn't been beaten on the world's most exacting off-road rally since 2002. The 2012 event proved par-ticularly challenging thanks to a menu of more than 4,000 kilometres of against-the-clock action between the New Year's Day start in Mar del Plata, Argentina, and the fin-ish in Lima, Peru. The route featured a punishing cocktail of rough and rocky trails, plus Chile's sandy Atacama desert and the awesome dunes of southern Peru which competi-tors discovered for the first time this year. The Dakar regulations dic-tate the use of a single type of tyre for the entire route. BF-Goodrich's principal partners in the Tlclass (MINI, Toyota, Mitsubishi, etc.) chose the All-Terrain+ tyre which is reputed for its durability, ver-satility and performance. The American bran d faced stiff compet ition this year, notably in the form of the Hummers driven by last year's winner AI-Attiyah and the USA's Gordon. These power-ful machines were entered in the so-called 'Open' class which permits the use of wid-er and bigger-diameter tyres ( + 13cm), as well as a system that permits tyres to be in-flated and deflated from the cockpit. This solution is es-pecially useful when crossing terrain which alternates be-tween stones and sand dunes. That, however, didn't pre-vent the ALL4 Racing MINis and their BFGoodrich AII-Terrain+ tyres from claiming a one-two finish thanks to Ste-phane Peterhansel and Span-iard Nani Roma, while South Africa's Giniel de Villiers and his new Toyota Hilux made it an all-BFGoodrich podium. Today's result sees Stephane Peterhansel establish a new record for the highest number of Dakar wins, and the Frenchman only suffered from loss in tyre pressure four times during the entire two-week competition which was run at an extremely quick pace from start to finish. "Most of these punctures were due to bad luck, including one where a sharp branch pierced a hole in the sidewall, while another was caused when the rear tyre was hit by a big rock that was dug up by a front wheel. I was very happy with my BFGoodrich tyres. The team's engineers worked hard on the chassis, suspensions and tyres this year to make sure that the three functioned in perfect harmo ny. I would like to t h an k my co-driver Jean -Paul Cottret, everyone in the X-raid team and all my partners. They all deserved this win!" BFCoodrich TIRES OFFERS $7,500 FOR KINC OF THE HAMMERS CONTINCENCY PROCRAM In anticipation of the 2012 King of the Hammers taking place Friday, Feb. 10 in John-son Valley, Calif., BFGoodrich Tires has created a contingency program to benefit those who choose to run on BFGoodrich Tires. A $7,500 contingency payout will be awarded to the winner of the race if running BFGoodrich tires. Following are the require-ments in order to be eligible for the $7,500 payout: Must register at contingency listing BFGoodrich tires Must have 24" BFGoodrich decals visible on both sides of vehicle and on front of vehicle Must start/finish with BF-Goodrich tires on all 4 points of vehicle Please let us know if you have any questions about the contingency program. Thanks, Lela Randall BFGoodrich Tires Public Relations we would Like to congratulate M.O.R.E. New Yea,s zoo 1st Place Randy Jones/Johnny su,ns 1/2-1600 1.e~ us t:e~ You on The Podiun,t Call Jeff or Johnny 818-998-2739 9763 VARIEL AVENUE, CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 Page 38 February 2012 BLUE RIBBON COALITION, INC. YET ANOTHER LAWSUIT THREATENS COLORADO TRAIL Access - RECREATION CROUPS RESPOND DENVER, CO (January 19)--Recreation advocates today filed papers to join a lawsuit about motorized vehicle access to the Rico-West Dolores area in southwest Colorado man-aged by the San Juan National Forest. The lawsuit, filed in December 2011 by the Colorado Chapter of the Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, seeks to have specific trails declared off limits to motorized use. The Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition (COHVCO), Trails Preservation Alliance, San Juan Trail Riders, Public Access Pres-ervation Association and Blu-eRibbon Coalition (BRC) today filed a motion to intervene and attain formal party status in the case. The Colorado groups and the BlueRibbon Coalition have previously worked together in responding to similar threats in Colorado and Utah. Col-lectively, the Recreation Groups have defended recreational ac-cess in dozens of lawsuits filed by preservationists across the country. "We have attempted to form mean ingful partnerships with diverse interests, including the hunting and angling commu-nity. Active, effective manage-ment should be our common goal, not courtroom posturing," said John Bongiovanni, a COH-VCO Director. The lawsuit is in its initial stages. The Forest Service's an-swer is due on February 7, 2012. The schedule for presenting the merits of the case has not yet been established. # # # PAPA is a regional recreation group that supports and cham-pions access and responsible use of public lands, and encourages individual environmental stew-ardship. PAPA's Mission is to promote balanced, unbiased, re-sponsible use of public lands in collaboration with recreational users of all interests, advocating respect, education and con-servation of the environment. Learn more on the web: http:// The mission of the SJTR is to improve opportunities for off-highway vehicles and as-sure the best care of the land. SJTR promotes active partici-pation in OHV trail manage-ment and other civic activities and maintains a focused and ongoing dialogue with the San Juan National Forest and other public land planners. SJTR edu-cates OHV users about "Tread Lightly" conservation practices and other trail use issues. Learn more on the web: The Trails Preservation Al-liance is a nonprofit organiza-tion dedicated to protecting the sport of motorized trail riding, educating all user groups and the public on the value of shar-Continued on page 39 ·•Prasarv1n1 lur Na1ura1 18 aurca FOR Thi Public In 8111 II FROM The Pubtlc" Dusty Times

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Trail Notes fram p1117 Impact provides cutting-edge safety solutions unrivaled in the industry. The only product that MasterCraft Safety does not manufacture and is required by most of the racing sanctions is a head and neck restraint (HANS ®) device. Well, MasterCraft thought of that too. They are now an official HANS ® dealer, providing you true one~top shopping for all of your safety needs. The HANS ® system has reduced the risk of basilar skull fractures caused by rapid deceleration by an astonishing 80 percent*. Impact's complete line of American-made helmets and both Impact and MasterCraft' s restraints are available with HANS ® compatible 2-inch shoulder harnesses, allowing the device to sit more comfortably on the shoulders and providing the ultimate in safety. MasterCraft Safety's and Impact's new Quick Safety Release (QSR) adjusters makes the industry's best restraints even better. Does your race or play vehicle need to accommodate different drivers and co-drivers? Restraint adjustments are now easier than ever thanks to the QSR, even with gloves on! Available in configurations from five-point to seven-point harnesses from both MasterCraft Safety and Impact, the QSR is just another example of how both companies continue to raise the bar. • Racers are not the only ones benefiting from Mastercraft Safety's innovation -The defense division of MasterCraft has performed unprecedented laboratory and live fire testing on the energy abatement associated with the seats used in armored military vehicles such as the MRAP, I.SAC, and LTAS. MasterCraft's 3500 +Z axis (nominal) impact sled testing resulted in a Dynamic Response Index (DRI) of 13.7. Previous blast testing to the NATO STANAG Level 2A standard indicated an 84% reduction of energy in a 550 live fire event. What does this mean to civilians? The same technology used to develop MasterCraft Safety's defense line of seating is integrated into the full line of commercially available products available to the public. * Based on testing PeTfcmned by HANS® inventor Dr. RobeTt Hubbard at General Motors' Auto Safety Test laboratories. IN TODAY'S NEW AGE OF OFF-RoAD CoMPETITION that has promoters fighting over an economy~trained group of racers, the National Off-Road Racing Association (NORRA) is taking a different course in preparations for it's upcoming Mexican 1000 Rally - it's working hard to make the entire event for its customers (race teams), crews and sponsors a world-class experience. Already gaining a reputation for bringing fun and a shared sense of adventure back to Baja off-road racing, the one-of-a-kind, once-a-year rally spotlights vintage off-road vehicles, motorcycles and ATVs, as well as rally cars, a limited number of modem desert racecars and classes for prerunner-type trucks and buggies. This year's NORRA Mexican 1000 is scheduled for April 28- May 2, 2012, with event registration open since New Year's Day. While the promotional group led by event co-founder Mike Pearlman is finalizing an impressive variety of new event enhancements and corporate partnerships, NORRA has added a fourth day of timed competition that will route competitors from the historic coastal town of La Paz down to a yet-to-be disclosed finishing location beachside in San -Jose Los Cabos. Once they arrive, competitors will immediately enjoy a massive poolside finisher's party and awards ceremony. The extra day will allow rally participants more highspeed off-road driving with unparalleled views of Mexico's scenic Baja Sur region. "We understand that organizing or participating in a 1,000-mile adventure like this is a commitment of time and resources for everyone involved," explained Pearlman. "Our objective for 2012 is to make an already great event 'over the top' in terms of taking care of our driver's and their teams - especially in the areas of safety and hospitality. From the time Mexican 1000 participants arrive in NORRA MAKING SUBSTANTIAL EVENT UPGRADES TO 2012 MExlcAN 1000 OFF-ROAD RALLY - Longer New Route, Caho Finish and More To Redefine Unique Event - www. 661.268.1232 Mexicali to their departure in San Jose de! Caho, we want them to enjoy a truly unique and first-class experience. It's about adding tons of value and building an off-road gathering unlike any other in the world." According to Pearlman, other event upgrades are also in the works including faster, more sophisticated timing and scoring systems, a better radio communications relay network and more emphasis on media coverage and PR Continued on page 40 Dusty Times BlueRibbon fr•iapap38 ing public lands for multiuse recreation, while protecting public lands for future genera-tions. Learn more on the web: COHVCO is a nonprofit organization whose member enthusiasts, organizations and businesses collectively comprise over 200,000 Coloradoans and regular visitors to Colorado and other western states who con-tribute millions of dollars and thousands of hours annually to off-highway vehicle recreation through registration fees, retail expenditure, project participa-tion and related support. Learn more on the web: www.cohvco. org The BiueRibbon Coalition is a national recreation group that champions responsible recreation, and encourages individual environmental stew-ardship. With members in all 50 states, BRC is focused on building enthusiast involve-ment with organizational ef-forts through membership, outreach, education, and col-laboration among recreation-· ists. Learn more on the web: BLUERIBBON SEEKS ROLE IN SNOWMOBILE LAWSUIT BOISE, ID Qanuary 17)-The BlueRibbon Coalition today filed papers seeking to enter a law-suit threatening snowmobiling on lands throughout the National Forest System. The suit claims that numerous Idaho Forests have illegally relied on a "snowmobile exemption" in the 2005 Forest Ser-vice Travel Management Rule in allowing continuing snowmobile access. BlueRibbon Coalition is a nonprofit, grassroots organization headquartered in Pocatello, Idaho, which has participated for more than two decades on the adminis-trative, legislative and legal fronts defending reasonable access to public lands. "This is an important challenge which could affect Forest Service snowmobile programs and travel planning nationwide" said Joni Mogstad, President of the BlueRib-bon Board of Directors. "BlueRib-bon was involved in all aspects of the process creating the 2005 Rule, and has taken the lead defending recreation interests in numerous lawsuits interpreting the Rule. It is essential that our members' interests in snowmobile access and other forms of recreation be protected here, and our unique experience makes BlueRibbon sin-gularly qualified to serve that role. We have little choice but to seek party status in this case," Mogstad concluded. The case was filed in the U.S. District of Idaho in late November, 2011 by the Winter Wildlands Alliance, a preservationist group seeking dramatic restriction, if not elimination, of snowmobile access to the benefit of exclusive "human powered" recreation. The case is presently assigned to U.S. Magistrate Ronald Bush, who last February 2012 year struck down portions of the Salmon Challis National Forest travel plan. The Forest Service has not yet filed an appearance in the new lawsuit. ### The BlueRibbon Coalition is a national recreation group that champions responsible recreation, and encourages individual environ-mental stewardship. With mem-bers in all 50 states, BRC is focused on building enthusiast involvement with organizational efforts through membership, outreach, education, and collaboration among recre-ationists. 1-800-BlueRib - www. Pony Express ... John, thank }'OU for taking the time to talk to me about your paper and adds that you run monthly , Dusty Tliles dearly is the most go to news paper in our industry ,and when I can afford the add space I will most definitely run with your company. Here is what i have going on in Victorville.My address is 14950 Bear valley rd. right off the 15 fwy at the bear valley shopping plaza.(565)762-6151).I Carry Amsoil,and a lot of other racing oils for M/C,ATv;UTV,Sand buggy , Race cars. 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MIKE CHILDRESS TAKES THE WHEEL As 2012 PRESIDENT OF CHECKERS OFF-ROAD. 2012 Officers Justin Gross-mann, Travis Howard, Mikey Childress, Justin Johnson Checkers Off-Road held their 37th Annual Awards Ban-quet and introduction of the 2012 officers. President: Mikey Childress, Vice President: Tra-vis "Captain Clampit" Howard, Secretary: Justin Johnson, Trea-surer: Justin Grossmann. The 2011 Vic VanElla Award presented to Wayne Nosala by 2010 recipient Bob Bower The prestigious Vic VanElla Award was presented to Wayne Nosala for his unselfish com-mitment and dedication to the preservation of public land rights for off-road enthusiasts. This traveling trophy, named after a Checker racer who died at the wheel of his race car, is awarded to those who have contributed to the most to our sport. Past awardees in-elude the likes of Ed Pearl-man, "Uncle" Max Norris, Art Savedra, Team Locos Mocos, Sal Fish, Fud, Casey Folks, Jim Clements, Art Savedra, Corky McMillin, Bob Ham and most recently, Bob Bower. Checker Lifetime Achieve-ment Awards were presented to Reverend Roy Moore and Steve "Dr Checker" Kassanayi, in recognition of their many years of service and dedication to the Club. The Max Norris Checker of the Year Award went to John Hastings, a twenty year member who has been elected President of the Club five times and has served as a Club Officer eleven times. Other awards including the creative and humorous Dr Checker Awards were present-ed as well. Checkers Off-Road is a team of racers and pitters committed to excellence, professionalism and victory in desert racing. Meetings are every Wednes-day night at various locations throughout the greater Los Angeles area. For further infor-mation, see our Facebook page, Twitter @checkersracing or contact Secretary Justin John-son at 909-615-3251 . g Fuel cells for Your Buggies, Trucks and UTVs Page 40 February 2012 Trail Notes ... from page 39 efforts. While details are still being finalized, NORRA also has plans to create a hospitality atmosphere at many of the Rally' s locations and overnight stops that "create the social camaraderie that is the heart of the Mexican 1000." ABOUT NORRA: Dubbed the "Happiest Race on Earth," the unique off-road rally was co-created by promoter Mike Pearlman in 2010. The one-ofo-kind, once-a-year, three-day rally includes vintage off-road vehicles and motorcycles, rally cars, a limited number of modem desert racecars and classes for prerunner trucks and buggies. Pearlman's late father Ed and others established the first running of the NORRA Mexican 1000 off-road rally in November of 1967, which eventually became internationally recognized and evolved into the Baja 1000 in the mid-1970s. Registration is now open to automobiles and motorcycles that meet basic safety standards as outlined the new NORRA rulebook (currently available at the Although the spotlight will remain squarely on vintage machinery, NORRA has added several new categories for modem and vintage rally cars as well as some for modem desert racing machinery, 4x4s, dune buggies, and ATVs and motorcycles of all types and ages. Each day of the rally consists of special stages (unlimited speed timed stages in the dirt) linked together by controlled speed liaison / transit sections (highway). For more information, please visit NORRA's website: DAVID HIGGINS WINS SLIPPERY SNo*l>IuFr RALLY• January 29, 2012 (Lewiston, MI) - Ice-covered roads were the story at the 38th annual running of the Sno*Drift Rally, the kick-off event to the 2012 Rally America National Championship, but it was Subaru Rally Team USA' s David Higgins and Craig Drew who managed the extreme conditions to take the overall win. Higgins and Drew are the reigning 2011 national champions, and they took the first step towards defending their title in the six-round 2012 Rally America National Championship by winning 15 out of 24 stages. "This is a good win," said Higgins, "The conditions were the most treacherous I have ever seen." Higgins finished the event 1:49.9 ahead ofRockstar Energy Drink's Antoine VEstage and Nathalie Richard. The Rockstar team never held the lead but they made considerable time on Higgins on the first leg of day 2 and looked like they would get closer to challenging the Subaru driver. "We chose to use snow tires at the start of the day," said VEstage, "versus Higgins' ice tires. We just gambled right and were making up good time until after the first service." Last year, Sno *Drift winners Travis and Terry Hanson made rally history by becoming the first Super Production (SP) team to win an overall event. This year the son and father duo took third overall for a consecutive Sno*Drift podium and secured the SP Class win in dominant fashion. The finish was all but miraculous as the team didn't expect to complete the event due to engine problems before the second day began. Due to the sound of their engine, itappeared it could break at anytime. The team fought through the mechanical issues, however, and managed a highly respectable podium spot while continuing to prove the competiveness of the Super Production Class as a viable contender to the more powerful Open Class cars. The SP battle for second and third place was fairly close considering that the icy Sno*Drift conditions spread the field to greater-than-usual lengths. Lauchlin O'Sullivan and Scott Putnam, piloting an unfamiliar Mitsubishi EVO, held a 45.8 second advantage over newcomer driver David Sterckx and co-driver Karen Jankowski. The Sno*Drift Rally is David Sterckx's first Rally America National Championship event. Stercl6c is a former 2001 Belgium Rally Group N DR2 Champ and has been preparing for his first national event since last year. In the 2-Wheel Drive (2WD) Class, Chris Duplessis and Karl Atkinson once again topped the 2WD field in their 2011 Ford Fiesta R2 winning all the stages in class and consistently placed within the top 10 overall. His performance netted him the Sno* Attack title, a championship for 2WD cars run in conjunction with the Sno*Drift Rally. Even though they didn't win, it was the inspired drive of Andrew Comrie-Picard with Jeremy Wimpey in a 2011 Scion xD that caused plenty of buzz among the crowd. Comrie-Picard quickly adapted to the new car, having been down as far as 5th in class early in the event to place 2nd in 2WD, narrowly beating Dillon Van Way and Jake Blattner in their 2011 Ford Fiesta by 21 seconds. A record breaking 65 teams started the Sno*Drift Rally with a slew of new competitors making a big splash. Notably, Canadian Rally Championship regulars Leonid Urlichich and Carl Williamson entered Sno*Drift for their first U.S. event and instantly challenged Travis and Terry Hanson for third place overall, trading times throughout the event. At one point, Hanson passed Urlichich on stage only to give up the spot deep into Day 2. Urlichich did finish third overall in the standings, but the car failed post rally inspection and was penalized three positions to finish sixth overall. Urlichich protested the Steward's decision and the Sp.o*Drift overall results will remain provisional pending the outcome of the protest. Erik Zenz and Dave Parps successfully swept the top spot at the Sno*Regional and Drift Regional Rallies in their 1988 Mazda 323 The Sno*Drift Rally was streamed online for the first time in event history. The video stream brought snowy-stage rally action, driver interviews and analysis by Rally America host, Matthew Johnson. Camera crews used night vision technologies to give fans a never-before-seen glimpse of the late evening stages. 41 countries tuned in to view the broadcast on Next in the 2012 Rally America National Championship is the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood on February 24-25th in Salem, MO. Full Sno*Drift Rally results: events/2012/SNODRIFT/results/ _The 2012 Rally America National Championship is proudly supported by VP Racing Fuels -the Official Fuel of Rally America, Exedy Racing Clutches, Hawk Performance Brakes, ParkNBlend and RECARO seats. About Rally America: Based in Williston, VT, Rally America, Inc. sanctions the premier performance Rally series in the United States, the Rally America National Championship Series. In 2012, Rally America will be conducting six National Championship events at venues across the country, from Seattle, Washington to Newry, Maine. Rally America competitors reach speeds of well over 100 mph in modified street cars on natural-terrain courses consisting of gravel, dirt or snow. More information about the Rally America National Championship Series and the sport of Rally can be found at and videos can be viewed at Dusty Times

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