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.: . .. . ' . Volume 29 -Number 7 • July 2012 $2.50 ISSN8750-1732 Celeb,a~ing ·ou, 2/Jt'h· Yea,.o, se,vice .-------------------------Ti=o:::;::==~=:;::'ll=e o FF Ro ad comm uni~ L_------..-------~ covering the world of competition in the dirt ••• ..

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CJ Volume 29 -Number 7 July 2012 llliYlil■II 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 l.a,tyWorsham 8 .0.M.,E. -~IIIM:-.._ Subscription Rates: $25.00 per year, 12 issues, USA, Foreign Subscription rates on request. Contributions: DUSTY TIMES welcomes contributions, but is not responsible for such material. Unsolicited material will be returned only by request and with a self addressed stamped envelope. Classified Ads: will be published as received, prepaid. DUSTY TIMES assumes no liability for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject to editing. DUSTY TIMES: (ISSN 8750-1732) is published monthly by Hillside Racing Corp, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311, (818) 882-0004 with additional Dusty Times, LLC offices at 415 N. Higgins Avenue, Suite lA, Missoula, MT 59802. Copyright by Hillside Racing Corp. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Periodical Postage paid at Chatsworth, CA 91311 and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address change to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., Ch;iisworth, CA 91311. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Four weeks notice is required for change of address. Please furnish both old and new address, and send to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311 SNAPSHOT OF THE MONTH ••• Okay you guys, let's call this drivers meeting to order!!!! The guy on the white horse gets to start first. Any problem with that??? You'll notice that the checkpoint workers are armed ............ . DUSTY TIMES will feature pictures of similar "funnies" or woes on this page each month. Send us your snapshot of something comic or some disaster for consideration. DUSTY TIMES will pay $10 for the picture used. If you wish the photo returned, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Only prints up to 8xl0 or electronic media submitted via email will be considere~. In This Issue ..• FEATURES SCORE Baja 500 by Judy Smith .................................................................. 8 58th Acropolis Rally by Martin Holmes ............................................... 16 VORRA Yerington 300 by Troy Robinson ............................................ 20 Guam smokin' Wheels by Judy Smith ................................................. 23 Lucas Oil Lake Elsinore Regional by Homer Eubanks .......................... 25 1990 SCORE Great Mojave 250 by Jean Calvin .................................. 28 DEPARTMENTS Happenings ...................................................... : .................................. ~.5 Trail Notes ............................................................................................. 6 Blue Ribbon ....................................................................................... 37 Good Stuff Directory ......................................................................... 38 Classified Ads ...................................................................................... 42 Index To Advertisers ............................................................................ 42 ON THE COVER Bryce Menzies drove his Ford F-150 Trophy Truck to the Class win as well as the overall, he averaged almost 49 miles per hour for his run. · Photo - Gary John Track.side Photo Mike Koenig drove his really good looking Toyota to the Group Twin at the Yerington 300, Mike is seen here at high speed as he hustles to the finish line. Photo -Troy Robinson Visit Our Website at .,.;a Finduson Ill Facebook See d,4, e,z,t d-e 7 tJfUU/ to-DU STY -TIM-ES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! □ 1 year -$25.00 □ 2 years -$40.00 □ 3 years -$55.00 (to subscribe online go to □ NEW □ RENEWAL Name ______________________ _ Address ____________________ _ City ______________________ _ 'State. ________________ Zip _______ _ Primary Interest Cars O Trucks O MotorcyclesO Send check or money order to: DUSTY TIMES 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311 Canadian • I year $30.00 US • Overseas subscription rates upon request Dusty Times July 2012 Page3

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T r-2012 Happenings ... 10K FOUR WHEELERS P.O. Box36 CLEVES, OHIO 45002 <4x4> (All events staged at the club grounds in Cleves. Ohio) 4x4 FOREVER, Lm. 1665 DEIAWARE ST. 0sHKOSH, Wl 54901 AMERICAN R.Au,y SPORT GROUP, INc. 3650 So!JTH PoINTI C!RcLE, Sum 205 LAUGHUN, NV 89208 (702) 298-8171/FAX; (702) 52U)597 < E Mail: AMERICAN 1iuALs ASSOCIATION AMA Obsenied Trials Southern California Championship Series BILL MARKuM, 2010 PREsIDENT (909) 860-1857 24 HR HOTUNE, 2010 (714) 562-7742 E MAIL: BMARI<909@AOLCOM <> AsOCIACION EsTATAL DE AUTOMOVILISMO SAM lAsELL, TECH INSPECTOR AP'To42 SAN JosE DEL CABO BAJA CAUFORNIA DEL SUR. MEXICO AusTRALIAN OFF RoAD CHAMPIONSlilP DARRYL SMITil 19 SoMERS ST. CASHMERE, QUEENSLAND, 4500, AUSTRALIA DUSTY TIMES AUTOCROSS QuEBEC OFF RoAD Cl.Ass 10 CARS ONLY RENALD VAILLANCOURT 3069 DAGENAIS WEST LAVAL QUEBEC, CANADA H7P 1T7 (450) 622-4440 < indexpag.html> BAJACUPCHALLI!NGE BAJA PROTRuCK OFF RoAD RACE SERIES 14402 BoND CoURT EL CAJON, CA 92021 619-390-6252 The Protruck schedule f<YI' 2012 will consist of both the SCORE and Best In The Desert races. BARONA SAND DRAG AssN. P.O. Box 1521 lAKEsIDE, CA 92040 All Races Are Night Races AU Races At Barona Raceway, Lakeside, CA BBM MARKETING PROMOTIONS Off Road Short Course Racing & Special Event Marketing NORCO, CA 92860 e-mail (909) 815-5811 BEST IN THE DESERT 3475 BoULDER HIGHWAY LAs VEGAS, NV 89121 702-457-5775/FAX:702-641-2431 <> August 16 - 18, 2012 General Tire Vegas To Reno Nevada October 12 - 14, 2012 Bluewater Desert Challenge Parker, AZ November 30 - December 2, 2012 T ranswest Ford Henderson 250 Henderson, NV BORR BONNEVILLE OFF ROAD RACING Allen Gerber 801-380.9011 - after 5pm please September 14--16, 2012 Wendover NV October 27, 2012 2nd Annual Adopt-a-highway Poker Run Lehi, UT BP MoTORSPORTS P.O. Box411 WOODLAND HILLS, CA 91365 760-578-6258/760-578-6259 FAX; 818-348-4648 E-Mail: Dusty Times AU Events At California Cicy, CA BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY R.R.3 BRIGHTON, ONTARIO, CANADA KOK-lH0 (613) 475-1102/FAX (613) 475-3250 CAJOR CLUB AUTOMOVILISTA ]UARENSE DE CHAMPIONSlilP OFF-ROAD RACING 7210 GATEWAY EAST EL PASO, TX 79915 (915) 593-4848 RALPH GARCIA 0ll-52-16-17-45-42 CESAR FUENTES CALIFORNIA R.Au,y SERIES <> CANNING ATTRACTIONS P.O. Box400 MAYWOOD, CA 90270 (323) 560-SHOW CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA RACING AsSOCIATION P.O. Box645 PIERRE, SD 57501 DAVE ADAMs (PILOTS AND BAJAS) (605) 224-9481 DoN ENGLEMAN (BIKES) (605) 214-4967 CHAMPLAIN VALLEY RACING ASSOCIATION C.J. RICHARDS P.O. Box332 FAJR HAVEN, VT 05743 (802) 265-8618 CLAIRTON HI-JACKERS l.C.O. TOM DELAUDER SR 1091 TWP. LINE ROAD WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 Short Course off Road Racing At Har-rison County Fair Grounds. Cadiz. OH CLUB AUTOMOVILISTICA July 2012 SAN QUINTIN CALLE 6TA FRACC Co. DE SAN QUINTIN SAN QUINTIN, BC, MEXICO HERACLIO PATINO (0ll 52 616-5-22-07) CLUB AUTOMOVILISTICO SAN VICENTE San Vicente Off Road ENSENADA, BC, MEXICO USA JAN WRIGHT (011 52 61746834) RAM◊N CA5TRo & RUBEN ACEVEDO (61637/7 0034) CMC CoNTINENTAL MoTOSPORT CLUB P.O. Box 3187 MISSION VtEJO, CA 92690-3178 Fax: (714) 367-1608 CODE TECATE 2012 CHAMPIONSlilP MADERO 621-A ZONA CENTRO MEXICAU, BAJA CALIFORNIA 21100 0ll-52-686-553-4087 USA 686-553-4087 MEXICO-<> E Mail: July 27-29, 2012 ORW Gran Prix Tecate, BC, MX October 5-7, 2012 Mexicana Logistics 300 Mexicali, BC, MX November JO-December 1-2, 2012 OXXO Race Ready 275 Mexical San Felipe, BC, MX CowRADOHiu CLIMB AssocIATION BARB V AHSHOLTZ, PREs!DENT (719) 531-3642 W/(719)687-9827 H P.O Box8286 CoLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80933 (719) 653-8449 CowRADO OFF RoAD EXTREME 303-956-3600 July 28-29, 2012 Tumbleweed 150 Desert Race C1ntinud en p111 6 Pages

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Trail Notes ... 90TH PIKES PEAK INTERNATIONAL HILL CLIMB Set To Go On Sunday, August 12, After Postponement Connected To Waldo Canyon Fire. The venerable Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, launched in 1916 and an important part of Colorado sports history, has been re-scheduled for Sunday, August 12, barring any further threats to safety. The legendary race, originally scheduled for July 8, was postponed last week in the midst of the epic Waldo Canyon fire that forced 32,000 people from their homes around Colorado Springs, brought the destruction of close to 350 homes, and delivered an impact within the Pikes Peak Region in historic fashion •with its tragic force. It is now called the most destructive fire in the state's history. "With the help and support of the City of Colorado Springs, the U.S. Forest Service, Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and the numerous agencies dedicated to the safety of the public and the competitors, we are thrilled to be able to make this announcement," said Tom Osborne, Chairman of the PPIHC and President and CEO of the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation after a unanimous vote of the PPIHC Board at 4:00 p.m. this afternoon. "America's Mountain and Colorado Springs are ready to welcome everyone to the nation's second-oldest motor sports event." Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach, who has been on point for the city's efforts this week on behalf of the massive response and strategic action, said "The City of Colorado Springs is thrilled that the 90th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is back on track. We are committed to dedicate the needed resources to make this year's Hill Climb the best ever. As we have said throughout this community crisis -Colorado Springs is open for business!" Osborne and his staff have spent the last few days reaching out to the 211 drivers and racers and their crews to 'determine their availability for the August 12, as well as local hotel partners, the Pikes Peak International Raceway, the Downtown Development Authority and the important ·agencies that are required to support the event and the busy Race Week schedule of events, August 7-12. "The response by the· competitors has been tremendously positive, and the drivers and racers have been sensitive and compassionate toward our residents and their struggles and loss," said Osborne. "We will have the majority of the registered competitors here for the event and have positive responses from Nobuhiro Tajima, Jean-Phillipe Dayraut, Romain Dumas, Clint Vahsholtz, Paul Dallenbach, Dave Carapetyan, David Donner, Greg Tracy, and Carlin Dunne, but we will lose some to scheduling conflicts. In fact, many of the drivers and racers have indicated their desire to establish a fund to benefit those agencies that have battled the horrendous fire and now support our ability to stage the race." Osborne indicated the this special fund will be established quickly to permit donations from the drivers and racers, their sponsors, and the public that will provide support and sincere gratitude to the men and women of the firefighting agencies who have stepped to the front when their help was most needed. Details will be revealed soon. The legendary race's list of champions over the years includes Mario Andretti, Bobby Unser, Al Unser, Al Rogers, Rod Millen, Parnelli Jones, Leonard Vahsholtz, Roger Mears, and Eddie Mulder. Competitors from 15 nations are scheduled to tackle the challenging, fully-paved 12.42 mile course to the summit of the peak -Luxembourg, Russia, Australia, Switzerland, Japan, Germany, France, Great Britain, Hungary, Sweden, Scotland, Italy, Canada, the Czech Republic and the United States. Barring conflicts, drivers and racers could be on the Peak from 25 states, including 89 from Colorado, 26 from California, 15 from Texas, even a pair from Vermont. The revised Race Week will include Technical Inspection, practices, Media day, and the downtown Fan Fest on Friday, August 10. Tickets previously purchased for 1;he event that was scheduled for July 8 will be honored, but no general refunds will be made. Previous ticket purchasers will also have the option of donating their tickets to the special support fund. Tickets Still Available! Race Day General Admission tickets are priced at $40.00,• a ten-dollar savings on those tickets if purchased now. (Race Day ($50.00), as well as the Family Four-Pack of general admission tickets ($135.00) or $160.00 on Race Day. VIP tickets are sold out. Advance tickets are available now at: Round-trip bus tickets with a General Admission ticket are priced at $55.00 in advance only. The bus transportation begins at the Colorado Springs World Arena parking lot starting at 6: 10 a.m., with a return after the race to the same location. Fans who have already purchased their tickets can still buy a round-trip bus seat on-line for just $20.00. The buses will take fans to the Crystal Reservoir site, just below the start line, and pick them up afterward at the same location beginning at 2:30 p.m. Mike Moran, Senior Media Consultant, The Colorado Springs Sports Corporation, 1631 Mesa Ave., Suite E, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 - Looking Ahead in 2012: July 20-22 - Rocky Mountain State Games, over two weekends; July 27-29 -Colorado Springs; July 27 -Downtown Olympic Opening Ceremony Celebration & Rocky Mountain State Games Opening Ceremony; August 24 -USA Pro Cycling Challenge Stage 5 Finish; Sept. 20-21 - U.S. Oympic & Paralympic Assembly, Antlers Hilton; Sept. (TBD) - Sports Corp College Ice Hockey Face Off Luncheon; October 30) -3th Annual Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame, World Arena. Visit Us At: • SCORE INT'L SET TO INTRODUCE SCORE S UPER 8 TRUCK CLASSATTHISYEAR's45THTECATESCOREBAJA 1000-SCORE's newest class open to all manufacturers; will use stock, sealed V-8 engines; detailed class description, rules at technotes.aspx. LOS ANGELES-As it has for nearly 40 years as the preeminentdesertracingorganization in the world, SCORE International isaddingtoitslegacyofinnovationandpioneeringtechnologydevelopment with the announcement this week by SCORE CEO/President Sal Fish of the new manufacturer-friendly SCbRE Super 8 Truck class. Page& Cars,Tnu:ks,4400,and buggy's August 11, 2012 Colorado Rally Cross Event August 26, 2012 Mile High Desert Racing Series Bikes,Quads and U1V's only September 1-2, 2012 CORE Classic 125 desert Race Cars, T nu:ks, 4400,and buggy's September 9, 2012 Mile High Desert Racing Series Bikes,Quads and U1V's only SeptemberlS,2012 Colorado Rally Cross November 3, 2012 Colorado Rally Cross CORP P.O. Box392 GALEXJCO, CA 92232 HECTOR CERECER 011-52-65-66-4458 CORR SERIES 270 NEWPORT CENTER DR., Sum 100 NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660 866-501-CORR CORVA 1500 WEST EL CAMINO, Sum 352 SACRAMENTO, CA 95833 1-800-42 CORVA EXT 42 Fax (818) 957-4435 CRS CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES <www, August 4, 2012 Mendocino Rally Ukiah, California August 28, 2012 Gorman Rally Frazier Park, CA October S - 6, 2012 Prescott Rally Prescott, Arizona D&T PROMOTIONS DAVE VAN DEREN 2405 BAKER AVE. EVERETT, WA 98201 (206) 339-9079 . (All events at Hannigan race track, Bellingham, WA or Thurston Count)' ORV Park, Olympia, WA) DAKAR RALLY DARREN SKILTON BAJA AUTOMOTIVE ADVENTURES 455 E. OcEAN BLVD., Sum 108 LoNG BEACH, CA 90802 (562) 755-2278/FAX: (562.) 590-7925 <> DECATUR FoUR WHEEL DRIVE CLUB DECATUR, TX 76234 ToMALLEN (800) 662-3649/(214) 641-2090 DESERT STEEL MoTORSPORTS 1863 CoMMANDER DRIVE l.AI<E HAVASU CITY, AZ 86403 (928) 855-2208 EAsn:ltN OFf..RoAD RACING AssN. TOM DELAUDER, SR. 1091 TOWNSHIP LINE ROAD WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 F.NSFNADA BAJA OFF ROAD RACING Av. REFORMA 1136 ENSA6A, BC, MX Oll-52-646-1818989 Eusio 011-52-646-1715230 AARON Races for bugg:,s & Motorcycles EsTERO BEACH INTERNATIONAL Short Coune Racing VICTORIA GALINDO ENSENAOA, BAJA CAL!FORN~. MEXJCO . 011-52-646-176-6230 EDR EXI'REME DESERT RACING P.O. Box 91615 AusnN,TX 78709 (512) 848-4344 / E FAX (1512) 687-5310 Car Truck Series · Bike Quad Series FORDA FLORIDA OFF RoAD DRIVER'S ASSOCIATION }ASON LEIBIN (727) 376-4176 Mar, Apr, May, Noo at Davidson Raceway GENERAL TIRE July 2012 TROPHYLITE SERIES DRIVE RACING ORGANIZATION 760-352-6020 Las Vegas, NV . GLEN HELEN BAJA CUP CHALLENGE SERIES POBox6950 SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92412 PHONE: (909) 384-9343 Lucas Oil Regional OH Road Series December 8, 2012 · Baja Cup Challenge GORRA GEORGIA OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION 420 HOSEA ROAD LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30245 (404) 963-0252 GPORRA GREAT PLANES OFF ROAD RACING AssOCIATION TIM HODGE (402) 991-6048 SCOTT MORROW (816) 792-2126 (All races are short course, stadium st)'le Classes, 2010 Sportsman, 1/2-1600, 5-1600, Sport Truck, Quads, Tough Truck Neln-aska Raceway Park, Exit 420 on l-80 between Omaha and Lincoln.) For latest info check <> HORA HIGH DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 750208 LAS VEGAS, NV 89136 <> October S-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-SJiows 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 (250) 573-4003 LAS VEGAS SANDSPORTS & OFFROAD EXPO (626) 961-3782 <wwy,,> <www.megashow.tom> Curt LeDucs Off Road Swap Meet LI.T.R.E. }EFF ELROD (408) 926-0522 }IMARUTA (408) 247-4402 LOORRS LUCAS OIL OFF ROAD RACING SERIES <> August4-.S, 2012 Glen Helen Raceway September 1 - 2, 2012 Reno September 22 - 23, 2012 Las Vegas Motor Speedway October 27 -28, 2012 Firebird Raceway MAMARRITA OFF RoAD RAcING LUIS CARLOS AlVAREZO PANAMERICANA AVE #5105 Co. JUAREZ, CHIH., MX 011-52-1637-1799 MICHIGAN BUGGY BUILDERS Dune Buggy Trade Show (517) 543-7214 <> MICHIGAN OFF RoAD CHAMPIONSHIPS M. T .B. Enterprises Inc. 15529 }ONES ROAD GRANO 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. MOJAVE OFF ROAD RACING ENTHuSIASTS P.O. Box 1231 BARSTOW, CA 92312 760-253-4453 < September 8, 2012 Chili Cook Off Lucerne, CA October 6, 2012 7th Annual Powder Puff Barstow, CA December 1, 2012 Holiday 200 Barstow, CA MICHIGAN SPORT BUGGY As-SOCIATION DAVE BARRET 6363 NIGHTINGALE DR. FUNT, ML 48506 (810) 730-9221 MoroWEST 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 HAsnNGS, MN 55033-1415 (612) 437-2459 NOORA NORTHERN Omo OFF RoAD RACING ASSN. GARY WULFF (724) 283-2678 E-MAIL <> Buggies, Pilot/Odysseys, Trucks, Quads (Spring Valley 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 <> OFF ROAD ExPo . SPIN CoMM\)NICATIONS .(415).380-~890 · OFF RoAD RACING AssOCIATION Volunteered Series PRESIDENT, 2010 GEOFF LEE 1243 TRICE ROAD LEBANON, 1N 37087 (615) 453-5830 CLASS REP., 2010 1/2-1600 BRUCE MEYERS (865) 453-1005 CLASS REP., 2010 9 & UNLm. M!CHAEL MOORE (334) 271-7035 OUTLAW REP. DON PONDER (314) 631-8190 (All Races ar Wheeling in the Count)' 900 Acres) Dusty Times . ,ii

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IT Omo OFF RoADERS INc. 1427 GOSHEN HILLS ROAD S.E. NEW PHIIADELPHIA, OHIO 44663 }IM l<ENDEL (216) 139-4674 All races held at Harrison County Fairgrounqs. Cadiz, Ohio ONTARIO OFF ROAD RACERS AsSOCIATION RICK T!CHBOURNE, Pusuc RELATIONS (519)-681-4192(H)/(519) 457-2913(W) OUTI.A w SEVEN PICKUP 9269 UMMELMAN ST. Louis, MO 63123 (314) 631-8140/Fax: ((314) 631-1921 PACE MOTOR SPORTS U.S. Off Road Championship 495 N. CoMMONS DRIVE AURORA, IL 60504 (630) 566-6100 <> PENNsn v ANIA 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 Racewa, PncEs 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. LAKEs!DE, CA 92040 (619) 885-4458 Protruck Sched.-.le consists of all SCORE and Best In The Desert Races PRo 1600 SHOOTOUT . CoREYGOIN 559-647-6132 GOINRACIN@HOTMAIL.COM PURE ENERGY PROMOTIONS P.O. Box50 RICKETTS, IA 51460 (712) 679-2221 RALLY AMERICA <> 8014 OLSON MEMORIAL HWY, STE 617 GOLDEN VALLEY, MN 55427 September 22 - 23, 2012 Olympus Rally Seattle, WA 22ND RAllYE AICHA DES GAZELLES The Only All-Women's Off-Road Rally Raid In The World U.S. Liaison:Kelly Van Hoesen 203-249-1340 Skype:kellanvanhoesen kellan@soulsidenetcom <> 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 OF AMERICA P.O. Box 1406 RlvERTON, UT 84065 (801) 446-5337/Fax: (801) 253-3176 SAN DIEGO SHORT COURSE WINTERNATIONALS A New Series b:, Snowbird Off Road Racing Pro Tn«:ks, Desert Tn«:ks, Buggies, Pilots, Tough Tn«:k <> (858) 571-5088 SAN DIEGO OFF RoAD ExPOsmoN (888) 836 7918 SCCA RoADRALLY P.O. Box 19400 TOPEKA, KS 66619 800-770-2055 <> SFX MoTORSPORTS GROUP Dusty Times 495 N. COMMONS DRIVE, Sum 200 • AURORA, IL 60504 (630) 566-6100/ (630) 556-6180 Fax SCORE SCORE INTERNATIONAL 23961 CRAFTSMAN Ro., Sum A CAVJ1ASAS, CA 91302 (818) 225-8402/FAX: (818) 225-8102 <> November 14-17, 2012 SCORE Baja 1000 Ensenada To La Paz Baja CA Mexico December 8, 2012 SCORE Awards Night To Be Determined SCCA RAllYCROSS NATIONAL CHALLENGE August 2S-26, 2012 Great Lakes National Challenge National Trail Raceway October S-7, 2012 SCCA RallyCross National Championship Tulsa Raceway Park SNORE SOUTHERN NEV ADA OFF ROAD ENTHUSIASTS P.O. Box 270516 LAs VEGAS, NV 89127 702-277-2295 September 7 - 9, 2012 KC Hilites Midnight Special SNORE/MORE Luceme,CA October 26 - 28, 2012 SNORE250 Jean, NV· December 7 -9, 2012 Rage At The River Laughlin, NV SONS OF THUNDER 4 WHEELERS RACE DMSION KEITH STEWART (714) 522-1899 SOUTHEASTERN OFF ROAD CHALLENGE STEVE RULE (800) 313-5621 OR((770) 963--0252 Mike Moore, 2010 (224) 272-5400 SPEED SPORTS EXPO MEGA PltODUCTIONS 3129 s. HACIENDA BLVD. #322 HACIENDA HEIGHTS, CA 91745 (626) 961-6522 SCTA SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TIMING ASSOCIATION & . BoNNEvnLE NATIONALS, INc. P.O. Box 10 OROS!, CA 93647 (559) 528-6279 (559) 528-9749 FAX <> SOUTHERN SHORT COURSE OFF RoAD RAcING AssN. 4305 WOOTLARK DRIVE TAMPA FL 33624 (813) 962-2857 (All Races at Eastba, Racewa,, Tampa, FL) TRAXXAs TORC SERIES August 11-12, 2012 Round 11-12 Bark River International Raceway Bark River, MI September 1-2, 2012 Round 13-14 Crandon International Raceway Crandon, W1 CUP RACE Schedule · September 2, 2012 AMSOlLCup Crandon International Raceway Crandon, W1 September 2, 2012 Traxxas PRO-Light CUP Crandon International Raceway Crandon, WI· Toys FoR ToTS (619) 252-1197 /(619) 252-3093 UNADILLA VALLEY SPORTS CENTER .P.O. Box 5119 EDMESTON, NY 13335 (606) 965-8784/FAX: (606) 905-8784 <> VORRA VALLEY OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION 1970 EAST 2ND STREET RENO, NV 89502 775-287.0615 <> September 1-3, 2012 Yerington 300 Desert Race Yerington, NV October 6-7, 2012 Short Course Prairie City OHV Park, Folsom, CA October 27-28, 2012 Short Course Prairie City OHV Park, Folsom, CA VICENTE GUERRERO OwRoADCUJB · PRoro. CENoVIo GAMBOA 011-52-616-6-21-91 (2-6 p.m.) WESTERN OFF ROAD RACING AsSOCIATION LARRY HENDERSON (604) 538-0692 WORRA P.O.Box 3241 SUMAS WA 98295 WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA WHEEL To WHEEL OFF ROAD RACING PATRICK McGUIRE P.O. Box376 ADAMSBURG, PA (412) 527-6556 WmPLASH MoTORSPORTS 2939 E; Grovers Ave. PHOENIX, AZ 85032 (602) 971-3730 <> mar, Happ1nin11 1n page 14 Attention Race & Rally Organizers List your coming events in DUSTY TIMES free. It is the only way some fans know about your event, if they don't happen to be on your dub mailing list. Don't call, but mail your-2012 schedules as soon as possible for listing in this column; it could bring you some ex-tra entries! Mail your race or rally schedule to: D-L1sty Times 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311-5003 July 2012 Trail Notes ... The new class, open to all manufacturers of unlimited trucks and sport utility vehicles with engines limited to stock, sealed V-8s, will make its debut at November's 45th anniversary of the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race, the season-finale of the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series. "SCORE has always listened to the racers and when we are in agreement with the need and our ability to effectively develop and oversee the rules and regulations, we are very open to introducing new classes into SCORE desert racing," said Fish, CEO/ President of Los Angeles-based SCORE International since soon after it was founded in 1973. "Following on-going discussions with numerous racers and diligent research and preparation of class regulations by Bill Savage and SCORE" Tech, we are very enthusiastically announcing the debut of this special truck class which will be open to every truck and SUV manufacturer." Some 300 entries from nearly 40 U.S. States and as many as 20 countries, competing in 37 Pro and 7 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs are expected in this year's 45th anniversary of the granddaddy of all desert races. To help celebrate the storied history of this great event, the race will be a peninsula run down Mexico's Baja California peninsula, covering over 1,000 rugged miles from the start in Ensenada to the finish in La Paz. A live drawing for starting positions in the elapsed-time race that starts in Baja California and finishes in Baja California Sur will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the massive SCOREville display at the Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo Pow~red by General Tire at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif. "Our goal was to respond to the racer's requests for an affordable truck class with regulations designed with stock, sealed V-8 engines that will give a fairly level playing field for what will be an exciting class to watch and race in," comn:iented Bill Savage, SCORE's long-time Tech Director. "We purposely designed the class to allow multiple manufacturers to be able to showcase their stock engines in unlimited 4-wheel trucks and SUVs. We also wanted to develop a reasonably-affordable truck class that we expect several entries in from the very first race in November."The detailed class description as well as rules and regulations for the new SCORE Super 8 Truck class are available on the SCORE website at http://www.score-international. com/technotes.aspx. For further information regarding the class, contact the SCORE Tech office in Vista, Calif. at 760.599.1013. In addition to season class point championships, the racers also compete for part of the over $400,000 in cash purse and contingency postings each race. Drivers in the Pro car and truck classes are also attempting to earn prestigious SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards given to all car and truck Pro class drivers who complete every required mile of the five-race season. Being presented_ by Toyota Motorsports for the 27th consecutive year, a total of 24 drivers are still in the hunt for the awards for the 2012 SCORE Desert Series after the first four rounds in the five-race series. Racers also compete for the annual SCORE Off-Roadsman of the Year awards, including the MasterCraft Safety SCORE Rookie of the Year award. All categories, except Engine Builder and Original Buggy Chassis Manufacturer, are determined by public on-line voting while_ Engine and Buggy awards are determined by season points. LIVE START DRAW FOR 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF TECATE SCORE BAJA 1000 TO BE HELD OCTOBER 6 IN S~OREVILLE AT OFF-ROAD EXPO IN POMONA -Entries expected from .40 U.S. States, 20 countries for Granddaddy of all Desert Races; SCOREville at Off-Road Expo to salute SCORE Baja legends & Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame. LOS ANGELES-SCOREville returns to the Off-Road Expo at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif., it was announced today by SCORE International CEO/President Sal Fish. SCOREville at the event will salute SCORE Baja Legends and the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame on Oct. 6 and 7. In addition to static displays of vintage and current desert racing vehicles along with autograph sessions with many of the stars of the sport, both past and present, a live drawing for starting positions for this November's 45th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race will be held at the Off-Road Expo on Saturday, Oct. 6. The official course map for the race will also be unveiled during the event. "With the support and assistance from the Off-Road Expo and the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame, SCORE is honored to return to the Expo in a big way, much like we did in 2007 for the 40th anniversary of the granddaddy of all desert races-the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000," said Fish, who has led SCORE since soon after it was founded in 1973. "Our 40th at the Expo was spectacular and we know that this year to celebrate our 45th anniversary of the greatest desert race in the world will be even more memorable. SCORE is very, very pleased to be able to be a big part of such a great family-oriented event." SCOREville at the Expo will also include a major display from the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame as well as a pictorial tribute to the first 44 years of the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. SCORE will also unveil the official course map for the race from Ensenada to La Paz as well as debut the-official merchandise of the 45th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. "We are thrilled to be a part of the 45th Anniversary {:elebration of the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 and to serve. as a host venue for some of the event's most coveted announcements," commented Bruce Hubley, CEO of the The Promotion Co. & Family Events of Indianapolis which produces the Off-Road Expo. "The SCORE Baja 1000 is a staple event in the off-road industry. Its impact and influence ripples through Off-Road Expo every year and to have SCOREville as part of it again this year will be a major attraction." The 2012 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo Powered by General Tire is the greatest collection of off-road companies, parts, equipment, gear, and experts assembled in America. From off-road racing to rock crawling, trail riding to sand sports, motorcycles to ATV's and camping to adventure travel, the mar, Trail Nat11 an p19119 Page7

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m,lliNI BAJA SOD Bryce Menzies overall! By Judy Smith Photos: Track.side Photo Luke McMillin and Justin Smith drove their Jimco-Chevy to the class 1 gold medal at the 500, they had over an hour In hand at the finish. mild, with a little fog in a few left corner - I was kind of em-plaGes, but _nothing to complain harassed." But he had no flat about. On Salada the temps tires -and he added, "I have fun were up in the neighborhood of no matter what." His time was 115 - 118 degrees. 9: 13:50. Neither Menzies nor Bryce Menzies was the big Trophy Truck winner at the SCORE Baja 500, he also took overall honors in his Ford F-150, here saving tires. The bikes and quads start-Baldwin earned any penalties. ed first, and after the final The third place finisher was sportsman quad there was a Jesse Jones who did all the driv-three-hour hiatus, and then the ing in his Ford. He was irritated Trophy Trucks were sent off, and complaining about not at 10 a.m. This meant that the having been allowed to pre-run cars and trucks had about three the last/first part of the course hours less daylight than the more. He'd hit a ditch and dam-bikes, but then, they do have aged his front end as he was better lights. coming in. Otherwise, he said, Thirty six Trophy Trucks the "truck was awesome -there took the green flag, but only was a lot of dust all the way to 24 finished. Reports came in Mile 275. It was a battle, a lot periodically, and it was appar-of fun." His time was 9:31:15. ent that a tight was being [Ed. note: the section he hadn't waged at the front of the pack been able to prerun sufficiently and no one wanted to try to pre-to suit him was the part that is diet who would be the winner. the start in the. morning and Finally, at about 7:20 p.m. the the finish at the end of the trip. first truck slid to a halt at the No one is permitted to pre-run checkered flag - B. J. Baldwin. that section until the day before But, as he was explaining that the race, a busy day, with lots Bryce Menzies "had me wor-going on, and not much time ried" , Menzies showed up. For for pre-running. The residents Ensenada, BC: Score's mid-season Baja 500 was a nail-biter to the end, when after a chal-lenged scoring team checked the numbers carefully, it was announced that Bryce Menzies had taken the victory by a scant 11 seconds. Menzies, Ford, finished the 450 mile race in 9 hours, 13 minutes and 39 seconds. The bikes were a little quicker this time, with the winning Kawa-saki team of Robby Bell, David Pearson and Steve Hengeveld, finishing in 9: 11 :33. The course was pretty much a repeat of the 2011 Baja 500, with a few minor changes. They started and fin.ished in Ensena-da, in front of the beautiful Cultural Center {It used to be called the Crystal Palace.). The route out of town is always just a bit different from race to race because of continuing develop-ment and road building up in the hills. Then, to no one's sur-prise, a big water pipe "broke" the day before the race and flooded the wash in the area where the Ensenada citizens like to watch. SCORE folks and Ensenada officials got pumps going, and trucked in some dirt to soak up as much of the water as possible. They didn't like the idea that it might jam up when the over eager racers pushed their Trophy Trucks too hard in the morning. If one truck got sideways and stuck, the rest of the race would come to a slipping and sliding halt. Not a happy prospect. So they worked on the area and got it as dry as possible, and then Sal Fish had a brief meeting with the Trophy Truck drivers just before their 10 a.m. start, asking them to slow down a bit for the worst area, so that no one would get sideways and jam things up. Ap-parently his appealing to their reason had a positive result, and the start seemingly went off without a hitch. Once out of the Ensena-da suburbs, the course went through Ojos Negros, across the highway and through Tres Hermanos, and then back over Highway 3 at K76, to run through Santa Catarina, then up and o.ver the Summit, and the precipitous drop down into the hot weather on the San Felipe side. The race turned northward, to Cohabuzo Junc-tion, then went eastward, and southward, to the south end of Laguna Salada and popped out onto Highway 3 at Borrego. They picked up the old dirt road on the south side of the highway, and then climbed out at the tip of Diablo Dry Lake, across the pavement and into Jason Coleman and C.J. Hutchins took the gold medal in the 1/2-1600 battle, they are seen here in their Kreger on the way to the checkers. Pages the wash for a bit, until they were· up at the road to Mike's Sky Ranch. They went south and uphill then, and then made, the northwestward turn back to-wards Valle de Trinidad. Before getting all the way into town they turned left, and headed west and pretty much downhill, past vast vinyards, to come out on Highway 1, at K102. Here they varied from recent past events, and turned south on the pavement for a bit, then headed west to the vicinity of the beach, where they turned northward, and at this point they were quite a bit south of Erendira. Last year they went to the east of the town, but this year they hugged the beach, with the course· taking them across the infamous rocks. They're beau-tiful beach rocks, but rocks nonetheless. After that they continued northward, turning up to Santo Tomas, then hitting the newly reconfigured highway for a bit (and the old "shortcut" is completely gone!) until they turned off to skirt the edge of Uruapan, and do battle with the silty hills. Then it was north-ward back to Ojos, and then westward onto the road they'd gone outbound on in the a.m., and to the finish. The time limit was 22 hours ' for everyone. On the west coast the weather was a few moments no one knew of the area do not want weeks who'd won, but the timing and of dealing with prerunners, •• scoring folk soon announced and SCORE keeps the section that it was Menzies, ·by that slim closed because if prerunners margin of 11 seconds. have free rein they will ultimate-Menzies said he'd "chased ly be going in both directions dust" all day. He also reported and someone will get hurt. No three flats, and being stuck one gets to prerun any more behind a slower truck for a long than anyone else -It's not an time, and unable to pass due to ideal situation, but it's as good the dust. He said, "My hat's off as it's going to get.] to B. J. -comin' in to (mile) 300 The fourth finisher was the we were only one minute and team of Dan McMillin and 30 seconds down - we pushed Chuck Hovey in a Ford. McMil-as hard as we could .... real lin started and went to the road dusty. Definitely rougher, more to Mike's. His morning had chewed up, but it makes it fun!" gone fairly smoothly, although This was said with a grin. he'd broken a sway bar and Baldwin reported that he'd when it went it took out the "been in kill mode for the last rear brakes. Hovey then drove 40 miles. Since Mile 90 third his entire section with no brakes gear has been slippin' -can't and no rear sway bar. He also go -quite as fast as I'd like. hit a tree branch, "a log", that [The] only person we're wor-took the light bar off the top ried about is Bryce!" He added of the truck, leaving them with that he'd "spun out in the first fewer lights than they'd have .---------'--------------'---------, preferred. And, later they'd had Don and Ken Moss took their umpteenth Class 3 win at the Baja 500, they're seen here in their Ford Bronco on the way to the checkered flag. July 2012 "a little exhaust leak." Said Hov-ey -it was "one of the toughest drives I've done." He said that the final section coming in was "pretty tough" because they'd pre-run only going out. (Basi-cally the same thing that Jones had said.) McMillin and Hovey finished in 9:46:27. In fifth place it was Mark Weyhrich in his Ford. He drove all the way. He had a close battle with Jones for a whille, but then while trying to "put time on " him, he hit a rock that broke the driveline and had to change it, wh_ich cost him 20 minutes. He said he'd had no flats, and it had been a "fun day." His time was 9:56:50. Dusty Times

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260 his fuel pump broke, just as he'd got up close to MacCa-chren. Then he had fuel pump problems for the rest of the way. They said, philosophically, it was "just part of off road rac-ing." Lopez's.time was 10:32:59. Jose and Charly Lopez were the gold medal winners in the Class 5contest, they're seen here nicely airborne in their Baja Bug. Clyde Stacy and Thomas and Ramon Fernandez took the win in the 5/1600 contest, they had 37 minutes in hand when they took the checkers. Kory Scheeler and Alan Levinson teamed in Scheeler's Ford to finish ninth. Scheeler drove to the Mike's turnoff and Levinson finished. Scheeler had broken a drive shaft about two miles before he got to Borrego, and then Levinson lost a brake line near Erendira. He also said that the "lights are terrible." Their time was 10:46:24.Ken Losch was tenth in his Chevy. He drove all the way, and his navigator, Mike Maresco navi-gated all the way. Losch said that "the last 100 miles was a little brutal -had two flats." In addition, Maresco was carsick and threw up five times. (He probably thought it was brutal The sixth place finisher was close enough to a pit that they the team of Scott and Andy changed it for him. Jessica navi-and Jessica. McMillin. Andy gated for the team. They said started and he had vapor lock it had been "dark and cloudy" trouble. Scott had some of the at the beach. Their time was same problems, and also had a 9:59:50. flat tire in Erendira, which was In seventh it was the team of Chris Kemp and Dave Tounget in a Ford Raptor. Tounget, who navigated, also built the truck. This was Kemp's first Baja race in a truck anf he said it was "Probably the most challenging thing I've ever done in my life!" But he added that the "truck worked great", and he was tired. Their time was 10:02:20. The eighth place finisher was the Chevy of Juan Carlos Lopez which had "issues with fuel lines" but only one flat. At Mile Continued on page 10 The Stacy/Powell/Arlia trio took the gold medal in the class 2 action, BJ Baldwin drove his Chevy Silverado as hard as he could, but he had. Clyde Stacy and Justin Matney drove their Geiser-Chevy to the silver · · on-Chevy on their s. to settle for the silver medal in Trophy Truck, 11 seconds out of the win. medal in the Class 1 contest, seen here at speed. Dusty Times 2,160 Rooms And Suites 60 Table Games 2,600 Slot Machines 22-Table Poker Room Race & Sports Book 640-Seat Bingo Room 16 Movie Theaters 9 Restaurants 75,000 Sq. Ft. Of Meeting Space 4,600 Seat Equestrian & Event Center 80,000 Sq. Ft. Exhibit Hall Spa & Fitness Center Showroom 64-Lane Bowling Center . l\\Btesfor ~ ~-l~~L.-1~4-specta \\Bee ~~ \\Beets on ds £'lent weeken Just c.a\\ 66-191-169.6 1-8 . n d~ent,o an ous9.01~ (.ode ;,-..va1\ab1\\'r:f Based on Room LAS VEGAS BLVD AT SILVERADO RANCH • SOUTHPOINTCAS/NO.COM July 2012 Page9

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It was a good day for Gavin Skilton, he drove his Honda Pilot to the Class 6 win at the 500, he's seen here early on in the race. also.) Their time was 10:51:20. Losch accumulated some pen-alties in the speed zones, ap-parently having some trouble keeping to the 60mph limit on the pavement. In 11th it was Rob MacCa-chren, who did all the driving in his Ford. He had two power steering pumps go out, and he said, "You can't have problems these days -the trucks are so close." The first time it hap-pened was in San Matias pass, and the second time he was on Mike's Road -each event costing at least 30 minutes. His total time was 10:51:57. The 12th finisher was Pete Sohren's Ford. Sohren started and went to Valle de Trinidad and then Jason McNeil got in. This was the first time he'd driven the truck, which has three seats in front, and the driver sits in the middle. Mc-Neil said he found that he liked that center seat. But they had a variety of problems. The power steering fluid was leaking, drip-ping on the headers, and the truck caught fire twice. Neither McNeil, nor either of his pas-sengers, knew where the fire extinguishers were, which said McNeil, was "kinda stupid." They also lost their rear brakes at Santo Tomas, and they hit a tree. Their time was 11:07:15. In thirteenth place it was Gary Magness in his Ford. He did all the driving and had just one flat, which he said, "Must have been a cactus." He also had one tire changed in a pit, and his time was 11:07:21. Josh Daniel and Mike John-son, in Cameron Steele's "old" GMC truck, were fourteenth. Johnson started, and the rear-end went out, which cost them an hour and a half of down time. Daniel had an easier time of it, with only one flat to slow him down, and he had that changed in a pit. Their time was 11:16:14. Tim Herbst and Larry Ro-eseler, Ford, were fifteenth and somehow we missed them in the crowd. Their time was 11:19:09. In sixteenth it was Ryan Ar-ciero and Troy Herbst in a Ford. Herbst started and he lost his transmission at Mile 20. The crew went to him and changed it, which cost them over an hour, and then he was back in the dust and slower traffic. Eventually, Arciero got in, and he had a good drive, because the truck was "good the rest of the way." Their time was 11:30:31. The seventeenth finisher was the team listed as Cam-eron Steele, Josh Daniel and Pat Dean in a GMC. Steele finished. He said they'd lost a steering servo, which cost them an hour and 20 minutes, and they'd also stopped to pull a biker back onto the race course not far from the finish.-He said it had been, "A long day • it sucks - over 100 degrees on the other side, kinda cold this side." Their time was 11:55:15. Eighteenth went to Adam Householder in a Chevrolet. He broke a power steering pump mount on Laguna Salada, where he estimated that it was 120 degrees, and windy. He also lost a driveshaft there. Once they got going again, they had a good day. Adam did most of the driving, but his dad, Terry, drove the beach section. Russell Hampton navigated. Their time was 12:05:28. In nineteenth it was Robby Gordon in his Chevrolet. All day reports had been coming in about Gordon: He'd "rolled in San Matias", he'd "broken at Mile 320", and in reality, he'd broken a c.v. joint and had to change a whole hub. The job took three hours and then they were back in traffic and dust. He finished at about 20 minutes past midnight, with a time of 14: 14:52. The 20th finisher was Greg Nunley and Tom Olivera in their Ford. Nunley started and ....... .,. ' .. ,,. -. ) . , : / , ( The Victor Herrara's, Sr. and Jr. had a great race, they took Class 7 honors in their Ford Ranger, seen here just before touchdown. went to Mile 360. Olivera got in at Santo Tomas and finished, and John Lennon also drove. They said they'd "hit lots of trees", and they lost some body panels. They had an early fuel is-sue, and lost a driveshaft. Their time was 14:42:11. In 21st place it was Steve Strobel and Dale Ebberts, in a Ford. Said Strobel, (at about 2:30 a.m.) "It ain't been a pretty day." It seems they had a servo failure in the morning, before they'd got past Ojos Negros (Mile 41). That cost over an hour. Then at Mile 125 they had a power steering hose break, then a limit strap bracket broke. A bit later they broke a driveline • but, said Strobel, they had only one flat tire. "Otherwise, she's a dynamite day!" Strobel started and Ebberts got in at Mile 300 antl went to the finish. Strobel said that the "motor and trans-mission worked good today." Then the truck stalled up on the finish line ramp, and had to be pushed away. Their time was 16:36:20. The 22nd finisher was Bren-dan Gaughan in a Dodge. He said he'd "hit a rock" early and sheared every bolt on the pump-kin. He ;went another mile and a half to the San Matias wash and it quit. Robbie and Billy Goerke came to rescue him. Later, when he got to the beach near Erendi-ra, he discovered, as some others did, that due to the full moon there was a really high tide that night, and the race course was being swallowed up by the surf. Said Gaughan, "I went for a swim in the ocean." Gaughan, who hasn't been racing much with SCORE, apparently had trouble remembering that there were speed limits. He's been rac-ing NASCAR trucks for years, where there aren't any. But this time he earned 47 minutes of penalties. H!s total time was 17:29:24. In 23rd place it was the Vanderweys and Curt LeDuc in their Chevy. Brother Larry started, LeDuc did the middle and Nick finished. They lost their transmission "in a really bad spot." It was Mile 68 -on the course near Tres Hermanos, at a point with no access. The only option would be to drive on the course, a scary alterna-tive early in the race. They said it "took forever." On their way in to their truck, they helped anyone who had a rope ready for them. Even though it had been a long and frustrating day, they were pleased to be able to say that they'd finished every 500 they'd ever entered. Their time was 17:33: 15. The 24th finisher was Ro-berto Encinas III and Roberto IV, in a Chevy. They apparently came as we napped. Their time was 21: 14:42, and we can tell by the speed penalties they ac-cumulated, that they hurried to get there. Sorry we didn't get their story. They were the final finisher in the Trophy Truck class. In Class 1 there were 19 starters and ten finishers and it was not so close at the front. Luke McMillin and Justin Smith teamed in the McMillin Jimco Chevy to get the win. McMillin started and drove to Mile 230 (the turn-off to Mike's) and then Smith got in. They said they had a "flawless day • not a single hic-cup." McMillin said he'd gone "back and forth with Herder six times", and Smith had been du-eling with the Herder/Wilson car also until about Mile 385 or 390 when Wilson overcooked a corner. McMillin and Smith's time was 9:55:22. In second place it was Clyde Stacy and Justin Matney in their Chevy Geiser. Stacy started and went to Borrego, and Matney drove the rest. He had just one flat, and lost ten minutes when the car fell off the jack in a pit. Their time was 11:11:02. In third it was Buddy Feld-kamp who drove all the way in his Penhall Chevy. Danny Parse! navigateJ for him. Feldkamp said the car ran "perfect the whole time." He said he "never got out of the seat • no flats, nothing." But he did think that the car (which is 12 years old) is "a little low to the ground -it hits bumps • we're sore!" Their time was 11:38:09. Fourth place was earned by Cody and Brian Parkhouse in a Jimco Chevy. Cody said they'd had a "couple of issues." He went on to explain that "Dad (Brian) started and went to Mile 100 and burnt up the rear brakes." So they cannibalized a set of calipers from Mike Jul-son' s broken down truck and went on. An hour and a half lat-er they lost their power steering, and then they had to add fluid every 50 miles. After Brian got out, Cody got in and then Brent (Brian's brother) finished. Their navigators were Dean Cognito and Louis Silvas. Their time was 12: 14:54. In fifth, it was Lyle Bask in a Porter Chevy. He came from Canada, and this was his first race in Mexico. He and his friends, also from Canada, said, "We don't have anything like this in Canada -nothing like this in Canada!" Bask drove all the way, but had Don Bousher and Mike Ferguson as naviga-tors. They had one flat and "a couple of missed turns." Their time was 12:21:33. Sixth to finish was the Jimco of Tony Miglini and Andres Ruffo. Ruffo started and went to Mile 204 and he had "brake issues". Miglini said the brakes went out early, then they got them back, then they went away again. So they changed a caliper and had just one rear brake and "that was worse." They stopped to get another, but it turned ., out to be the wrong size. After a while they "kinda got used to it -it turned left great." But in general, "It sucked -it was a pain in the ass." Then the sun went down, and "We hadn't planned on night driving, so the lights are wrong ... " Their time was 12:35:32. In seventh it was Randy Wil-son and John Herder in a Jimco Chevy. Herder started and went to Matias. Then Wilson got in and at Mile 391 (between Urua-pan and Ojos) he hit a tree and broke a tie rod and tore off the brakes. They fixed the tie rod and finished with no brakes. Their time was 14:27:51. The eighth finisher was Jon Walker in his Kreger Chevy. He'd had alternator failure and lost a power steering pump and the spare was no good. He bor-rowed one from the Green Army team, but it cost "hours and The Hiram/Eric/Evan Duran trio captured second place honors in the .__ _____________________ _. L':..• _ ~..:;•;,;..;:_·..:·-..._ __ ,;___-_____________ ~ 1/2-1600 fracas, they were less than 5 minutes in arrears in their Billy Bunch drove bis Jeep Wrangler to a second place finish in the It was a second place finish in the Class 5 action for Kevin Carr and Neth buggy. Class 3 action, he's seen here just at liftoff on the course. Noe Valdez at the 500, seen here at high speed on the course. Page 10 July 2012 Dusty Times

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hours". "That was it." His time was 16:55:57. In ninth it was Monica and David Greenhill in a Jimco Chevy. They finished sometime after 3: 15 a.m., but we missed them. Their time was 16:59:28. Scott Schovajsa came in at about 4:45 a.m, but it was nap-time by then and we didn't get his story. His time was 18:29:38 and he was the last Class 1 car to make it to the finish. In Class 10, there were 15 starters and 10 finishers. The winning team was Matt Cullen and Chuck Sacks in their Alu-miCraft Honda. Cullen started and Sacks got in at Mile 205 and went to the finish. They had a flat tire at Mile 317, and lost their power steering near Santo Tomas. Their crew came in to help with repairs there and they lost only about 20 minutes. Their total time was 11:20:03. Close behind, in second place it was Mikey Lawrence in an EcoTech powered Chenowth. Lawrence drove all the way, while Blake Kirkpatrick navi-gated. They had one flat and a couple of missed turns. They did have to add power steer-ing fluid. And they reported, "There was a high tide at Eren-dira ... " They stayed away from it, they said. Their time was 11:24:37. In third it was brothers Mor-gan and Zak Langley and Dan Martin in an EcoTech powered Racer. Morgan started and went to Borrego, and Martin went to San Vicente, and then Zak went to the finish. They reported that their oil pressure lights were coming on, and they thought the motor was "underpowered." Their time was 11:30: 15. The fourth place finisher was Sergio Salgado and Gustavo Pinuelas in a Honda Jimco. Salgado started, and planned to drive to Mile 235 or so, but at Mile 100 his back was hurting badly, so Pinuelas came back from where he'd been waiting, and got in to go to the finish. Their time was 11:48:01.ln fifth Alex Crosthwaite, the starting driver, and Jose Luis Gonzalez had a new EcoTech motor in their Jimco. They said it mis-fired• and "doesn't go forward." They reported no flat tires, and Gonzalez, who got in at San Matias, said that the silt before Ojos was "horrible." Their time was 12:30:57. The sixth place car was the brother team of Peter and Steve Hajas, from Minnesota, in a Kreger-Chevy. Peter started. They said that from about Mile 150 they'd been running with "limited brakes" after losing a rear axle seal. They described the course as "rocky, rough", '' Ricardo Garcia and Rudy Suarez drove their Ford Ranger to the gold medal in the Class 7SX competition, they had nine minutes in hand at the flag. and finished in 13:00:48. and their time was 12:37:06. In seventh it was Chip Third was earned by the team Prescott in an AlumiCraft of Jeff Sanca, Doug Maxwell Chevy. He drove all the way, and another driver named Herb. with Ben Himmel navigating. Sanca started and he said he They reported that they'd had "blew a tire" at Mile 130 and it a rollover, and also "Went took out a brake line. He lost through the ocean." They'd some time bleeding and capping been doused by "-four or five off brake lines. Their total time waves", and got soaked, and was 13:31: 14. their electrics had gone out for The fourth place team was a while, and all told it cost them the Navarrete brothers, Leonar-about an hour and a half. Their do and Alejandro, in a Seagrove. time was 14:22:14. Somehow, in the confusion of Perry McNeil finished eighth the finish area, we missed them, in his new Lothringer. He drove for which we apologize. Their all the way, and his buddy, Alfie time was 13:43:47. Bueno navigated all the way. In fifth it was Brandon Wells, Says Bueno, "We've got 110 the starting driver, and Greg years berween us!' They lost a Ryan, who finished, in a Chassis throw out bearing halfway to by Jake. Alan Cullen navigated. Ojos in the morning, and then They said they got to Santo To-had to "baby it". The back hub mas in first place, but lost a hub broke, and they had a couple of bearing, and it cost them two flats which McNeil said were his and a half hours, because their fault. Their time was 15:43: 13. spare part was up by Valle de in ninth it was Mark Law-Trinidad and they had to wait rence and Steve Lawler in a for the crew to bring it down. Lothringer VW, who got away Their time was 15: 15:46: without sayig why they were so Sixth place went to Carlos late. Their time was 16:52:30. Gonzalez and Federico Regla, Tenth, and last in Class 10 who did the driving, with nav-to finish, was Jorge Nuza and igators Gennaro Nunez and Sergio Frias in a Full Potential Gustavo Rodriguez, in a Porter. Chevy. Their time was 18:23:56. They said their transmission In the SCORE Lite class, had gotten stuck in first gear, with 9 starters, there were seven and they had finally disengaged finishers. First place was earned it, but it cost an hour. They said by the team of Brent Parkhouse that late in the race the people and Brian Burgess in a Moult-in Uruapan helped them by on. Parkhouse started and Bur-showing them a better way to gess finished. Their navigators go and they appreciated that. were John Kohut and "Javier . Their time was 15:46:29, and from Ensenada". Parkhouse had the "better way" must have been no problems, but Burgess had o.k., because they didn't earn brake issues on the beach. He any penalties. . said he "fixed 'em pretty quick." In seventh, and last in the Burgess described the course as class to finish, it was Hector "rough and rocky." Their time Garcia and Roberto Anda in was 12:23:01. a Jimco. They arrived at about In second place it was broth-4 : 10 a .m. and motored on ers Jaime and Otoniel Huerta past us and off into the dark-in their Curry. They said they'd ness without stopping to tell "hit something" at Borrego and about their day. Their time was broke a shock, but they had a 17:29:30. Class 8 had three spare in their pit neaTby. It still starters, rwo fiinishers. In first cost them about 50 minutes. Al- place it was Juan Carlos Lopez, varo Galarza navigated for them, Jr. and Rudy Iribe in a Chev-.--....... ....,.,........,,--------------------, • The big win in the Class 8 contest went to Rudolfo lribe in his Chevy Silverado, he had two hours on his competition at the checkers. rolet. Lopez started and went to Borrego, where Iribe got in. They had a leaky rear axle which cost them a couple of hours be-cause they had to wait for parts. And they got stuck on the beach near Erendira with the water coming in, for rwo hours. And after that they had only two small lights, and were in a lot of dust and couldn't catch people because of it. Their time was 15:58:08. Second place went to Rick Sanchez and Humberto Arce in a Ford. They finished in 18: 18: 16, as we took a break, so we did not get their story. There was· one Protruck en-tered and it got all the way around. Chelsea Magness fin-ished in her Ford in 17:40:43 • but we missed her at the finish line. In Class 1-2/ .1600 there were 19 starters and 16 finishers. First to make it back to Ensena-da was the team of Jason Cole-man and C. J. Hutchins in a Kreger. Coleman had a flat as he started his run up to the Summit, and that cost about ten minutes. Hutchins had a "perfect, clean run." Their time was 11:45:51. In second it was the Duran team, in a Neth. Eric Duran started, brother Evan did the middle and he had a flat, and the third brother, Hiram, drove the final section. Edwin Car-illo navigated. Their time was 11:50:04 - less than five minutes behind the first car. In third it was Cory Boyer and Fernie Padilla in a Ban-ning. They said the brakes went out the last 100 miles, and they fixed then once but still fin-ished with no rear brakes. Their time was 12: 19:32. In fourth it was brothers Ar-turo and Abel Velazco in their VBR chassis. Abel started and went to San Matias. Arturo lost the distributor on the "cobble-stones" at Erendira, and it cost them an hour to get repaired . And they'd lost an alternator, so then it wouldn't crank to start. As it happens, they carry a complete distributor in the car, but they lost a lot of time, and had been in front when it all happened. Another brother team, Stevie and Albert Cruz did their navigating. Their time was 12:36:03. In fifth place it was the team of Salvador Navarro and Angel Barajas. They finished at about midnight and their team was so happy to see them, they threw beer all over everywhere. Their time was 13;09:22. The sixth place team was the team of Jay Reichert and Andrew Neal, who finished. Reichert went from the start to Mile 300, which is south of San Vicente on the highway. Neal drove to the finish and he said he "got soaked by the waves, got wet, got stuck • lots of sand • lost 45 minutes." And, Reichert had been caught in a bottleneck at about Mile 25, right off the start. (Some drivers had been worried that limited cars might have trouble. There was a steep, soft hill, with no way to get a good run at it.) That cost them about 15 minutes. Their total time was 13:44:27. In seventh it was Steve Achey, Todd and Matt Winslow and Dave Jones who all drove, and Brett Jones, Jack Achey, Larry Texeira and Kyle Krikorian, who all navigated For Jack Achey, Steve's son, this was the first time racing in Baja. They were in an Alumicraft, and said they "fell into a ten foot ditch out-side of Uruapan, and an Ameri-can truck was there" and pulled them out. They lost an hour. It was, they said, "An incredible ride." Their time was 14:19:10. In eighth it was the team of Alejandro Blenkio, who drove the start and finish sections, and Sergio Galindo who did the middle. They said they had problems in the water at Er-...,.._,_ ........... ...,..._,.,_.,.,.... ...... ---------, Heidi Steele and Rene Brugger drove their Ford Ranger to a second place Dan and Tom Chamlee drove their Ford Ranger to a silver medal finish Carlos Urteaga and Alonzo Gonzalez raced their Ford Ranger to a second finish in the Class 6 action, they were 7 minutes in affears at the end. in the Class 7 battle, seen here at speed on the course. place finish in the Class 7SX action, 9 minutes in affears at the end. Dusty Times July 2012 Page 11

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The Cullen/Lombardi/Sachs trio took the gold medal in Class 10 in their Alumicraft Honda, they had four minutes in hand at the finish. Wes Bevly Ill and Chad Bunch were the big winners in the Stock Full competition, they're seen here in their Ford F-150 head in' for home. endira, and they finished in 14:40:52. Rob Archibald and Cody Agee, in a Mirage, were 9th. They had a long day. Agee start-ed and rolled the car at "Mile 20 or so." At Ojos Negros the left rear tire and wheel flew off - also the right front caliper fell off. {It's not clear if that caused the rollover, or if the rollover caused things to fall off.) At any rate -they lost "an hour or so." He got to Mile 230 and gave the car to Rob, who drove the sec-tion up and down the winding, hilly roads below Mike's with no front brakes. Then Agee got back into the car. They got to the coast and the tide had come in. There was a foot of salt wa-ter, so then they had to WD 40 the distributor eap and coil, and that cost another 20 minutes. Then, 10 miles out from the finish there was a booby trap - a "double whoop at the top of a hill." The front end went into a hole, and he had to back down the hill in the dark. The specta-tors were jumping into the car as he did it. One of them stole his jack. And they tried to steal other stuff also. Agee walked away to warn the next car off -so they went around -and when he went back to his car he saw a guy with his jack and antenna. ... '' Brent Parkhouse and Brian Burgess drove their Moulton to the win in SCORE Lites, they had 14 minutes in hand when they took the checkers. Andy Bell and Ted and Nick Moncure raced their Toyota Tacoma to the Stock Min win at the 500, seen here at one of many, many takeoffs. So, he said, "I punched him", and then he punched another guy -and then they gave it back. He had his gloves on and it didn't hurt. He got everything back except the cap to the power steering and the antenna. All together, it cost him about 20 minutes. His time was 14:47:43. Finishing tenth was the team of George Jiminez, Wes McK-enzie, and Lennie Holder in a Bonner Hawk. Jiminez started and had a rough beginning, be-cause the torsion bars kept sag-ging. They twisted them up in a pit. Then McKenzie did the next section, and he had to twist the bars up again. But then Holder, who was the last driver, appar-ently had an o.k. ride. Their time was 14:50:36. At about this time, at the fin-ish line, the crowd had thinned drastically, so when a car fin-ished the driver could see down the block to the Iritrack guys where the tracker would be re-moved, and he would just head for those guys, never noticing your reporter waiting, notebook in hand. Since they were a block away and we were on foot, we didn't give chase, and several cars got past us in this fashion. Among them, apparently, was the team of Jesus Velez and Rodrigo Feria, who finished , I 11th in 15:18:00. In 12th it was Renato Villa-pando who finished in 15:33:50. And in 13th the team of Ed-son Cruz and Victor and Gon-zalo Valdez finished, but their supporters threw beer around. Their time was 17:15:45. We missed the final three teams to finish: Cody Robinson in 14th place in the time of 17:42:08, and in 15th, George Peters, Kevin Walsh, and Luke Babb in a Penhall, who finished in 17:58:01. The final finisher was Matt Ferrato in a Mirage in 21 :53:06 -just a little under seven minutes before the finish line would have closed. Good for him, wish we'd been there to hear his story. There were two Class 4 cars entered, and one of them fin-ished. These are open wheel cars with EcoTech motors. Edgar Alvarez, who started and Derek Fletcher who drove from Mile 201 to the finish in their PSD-Chevy, had a mixed day. Alvarez had the transmission shifter linkage come disconnected and it took about 20 minutes to get things working again. Then he chased Lalo Laguna, who is part of the same team but in another car, and Laguna went the wrong way, but not knowing that, Alva-rez followed him. Then Laguna turned back and they crashed, . « . . » causing suspension issues. They also got stuck on the beach in the high tide for 20 minutes, along with five other cars. The locals helped them out. And, for the final 150 miles their inter-com system didn't work: a very frustrating situation. But they did finish, in 14:28:17. Class 5 had three entries, and two finishers. In first place it was the team of Jose Luis Lopez and Pete Morquecho. They said they couldn't turn it off -and they sure couldn't talk with it running -but they managed to make-it clear that they had "no problems." Their time was 16:54:38. Kevin Carr and Noe Valdez finished second, coming in to the finish with no tire on their Mike Lawrence took the silver medal in the Class 10 action at the Baja Otoniel Huerta and Alejandro Zozaya flew their Curry to a silver medal Billy Wilson and Wes Bevly took the silver medal in the Class 7-2 500, he's seen here in his Chenowth Chevy early on. finish in the SCORE Lites contest, seen here nicely airborne. contest, seen here just at touchdown in their Bajalite Chevy. Jesse Jones drove his Ford F-250 to a third place finish in the Trophy It was a third place finish in the Class 1 contest for Buddy Feldkamp, Truck Fracas, seen here nice and clean early on. he's seen here in his Penhall-Chevy early on in the race. Page 12 July 2012 Cory Boyer and Fernie Padilla piloted their Banning Buggy to a silver medal finish in the 1/2-1600 contest, seen here saving some tire wear. Dusty Times T

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... left front wheel. They clearly didn't want to stop and talk. Their time was 17:20:35. Class 6 had seven entries, and four finishers. In first place it was Gavin Skilton in his Honda Pilot. Skilton drove all the way and said he'd had only "minor issues" and adjustments, one of which was a broken limit strap tab. His time was 14:33:17. In second place it was the team of Heidi Steele and Rene Brugger. Steele, who's a new mom, elected to limit her stint to just the first 100 miles, so she got out at Nuevo Junction. She had "no issues" along the way. Brugger on the other hand, lost the transmission somewhere near Valle Trinidad, which was handy as far as being accessible to the chase crew and the spare transmission, but cost them over an hour. Ultimately they finished in 14:40:52. Third place went to Josh Quintero in his Ford. He drove Chelsea Magness and Todd Bun drove to the ProTruck win in their Ford F-150 at the 500, seen here early on nicely in the air. all the way, but had two naviga-Quintero said the booby-trap tors, Ruben Sandoval and Jon builders were "Gringos." He lost Kizziah. Quintero said he'd had two-and-a-half hours with that, an hour lead, but hit a booby but had no mechanical prob-trap at Mile 326 that put them !ems, and no flat tires. His time off a cliff. (That would have was 16:18:23.The fourth place been down south of Erendira.) finisher was the team of Greg ...------------------------, Mike West and JT Thomas took the Class 7-2 gold medal at the Baja 500, seen here just at liftoff in their Trophylite Chevy. Hempel and Jason Hansen in a Mason Chevy. They said they'd sat on a cliff, "teetering" for two hours, and then two big chase trucks came along and saved them. Their time was 20:40:27, and included a couple of hours of penalties. No one efse in the class finished. Class 7/2 had six starters and three finishers. These are Trophylites (mini-trucks with Eco-Tee motors.) In first place it Continued on page 14 In the Class 6 action, it was Josh Quintero and Jonathan Kizzian taing Morgan Langley and Dan Manin finished in third place in the class 10 The Sanca/Maxwe/1/Peregoodoff trio finished in third place in the Score third place honors in the class 6 action, seen here in their Ford Raptor. battle, they were 10 minutes in a"ears at the finish in their Racer-Chevy. lites contest, they are seen here in their Pone, on their way home. Brand Prize: Enter for a chance to WIN a fully ouffitled 2008 Wrangler JK, featuring BILSTEIN 5100 Sarles Shocks & St,ering Stabllllzer plu products from these leading anermark,t companies: Aln WIii an all-expt11111 p,ld tn, II 1111 ncllllWI 21112 SEMA Show/ lfllITl:ifmE BILSmN 5160 Serles Shocks fJTI11°E[{l)ffi:mm BILSTEIN 5100 Serles Shocks ENTER #OW Al' M.@~-Bilstein Gas Pressure Shock Absorbers ThyssenKrupp Bilstein of America Sales & Tech Info: 1-800-537-1085 • Dusty Times July 2012 ,,. ~ "11/0s.rln 11f/lJSllrin 910,s.r,., BILSTEIN Sll"'ks can turn any plct11p,SUV or specialty off-ro,d nhlc/e Into, winner. a.ACKHAWII" .. Serles Visit our website lo see the full selecllon of BILSTEIN shocks, or call toll free for the BILSTEIN fl/taller nearest you. Page 13

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' ' \ \'' ) ' ' ' : '' Finishing in sixth place in Trophy Truck were Andy and Scott McMillin Marie Weyhrich flew his Ford F-150 to a fifth place finish in the Trophy Cody and Brian Parlchouse raced their Jimco-Chevy to a first off the in their Ford F-150, seen here grabbing a bit of air. Truck classification, he's seen here saving some tire wear. podium finish in the Class 1 fracas, seen here at high speed. Arturo and Abel Velazco literally flew their Banning to a fourth place Salvador Navallo and Angel Barajas drove to a fifth place finish in the Sergio Salgado and Joel Serna drove their Jimco-Honda to a fourth finish in the Class 1/2-1600 contest, seen here flyin' high. Class 1/2-1600 competition, seen her'e racing in their Barajas. place finish in the Class 10 action, seen here just at takeoff. -----:-:----'---:-------::-::-::-"':-::-::------;;;;;;;;;;;;;==-,.;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;"""",:~',-;;;;;;;,niiijr-=;;;a;=,=====;;;r.-======; was Greg Foutz and Mike West. he took one off the pre-runner, talk. Their time was 16:29:05. Foutz did the start to Mile 228, then mended the broken one Fourth was the team of Pat-with Tony Talbert navigating. and put it back on the pre-rick Lam and Patrick Lam Lopez, He said they'd been in the lead runner. Later on a chunk broke who finished in 20:09:29, about but he'd hit a rock and flat-out of the frame and the sway- 7 o'clock on Sunday morning. tened a tire and lost a position. bar broke loose and got tangled In Class 2, for turbo-or su-Then West got in and with J. in the rear suspension, so they per-charged vehicles, there was T. Thomas navigating, went removed it. Then they drove just one entry. The team of from Trinidad to the west coast, to the next BFG pit, where Steven Arlia, who did most of where he missed the high-tide they got it repaired in an hour. the driving, and Clyde Stacy, got and had no problems. Their After that they had an electri-their finish in 15:06:03. They time was 14:47:06. cal problem, which turned said they'd been stuck at Mile In second it was Billy Wilson out to be a wire that came off 418 (nearly to the finish) in the and Wes Bevly in a Chevrolet in the alternator. Their time was 'shortest silt bed ever", for an the time of 15:08:17. 16:23:55. hour and a half. Third went to Ben Phillips Third place went to Jose Class 3 had three entries, and Marty Morehead in a Chevy Alberto Gonzalez, who barely and two finishers. In first place in the time of 19:29:14. made it, finishing in 21:11:40 it was the Moss brothers, Ken In Class 7, for Open Produc--sometime after eight a.m., and Don in their venerable tion Mini Trucks, there were Sunday morning. What a trip he Bronco. They said it was a "pret-five starters and three finishers. must have had. ty trouble-free day", with a lot In first place it was Victor Her-In Class 7SX, the winning of dust. There'd been a "little rera, Sr. and Victor Herrera, Jr., truck was the Ford of Ricardo bottleneck' starting up the Sum-in their Ford. These two have Garcia who drove all the way mit. At that point they said Billy been around for a long time, but and had Rudy Suarez and Sal-Bunch "was right on top of us, had not raced for a while. They vador Llerenas navigating. They but got a flat at the top of the put together a minimal crew and said they "just added gas." Their Summit and we didn't see him came out to join the fun. Each time was 16:08:41. again." This was the 40th win in of them drove half, the Senior In second place it was Carlos this Bronco for the Moss team. Herrera having started. The Ju-Urteaga and Alonso Gonzalez in Their time was 14:63:38. nior member of the team caught a Ford in th.e time of 16: 17:56. Bunch did finish, but he lost the Chamlee truck , which had Third place went to Justin about three-and-a-half hours passed them as they fueled. At Fisher and John Holmes, in a somehow, and brought his one point he came close to roll- Ford. Their time was 17:45: 12. Jeep Wrangler to the finish in ing, and saved the truck, but Fourth went to Elias Hann.a, 18:34; 19. flattened a tire and had to stop Ford, in 18:38: 14. The Stock Full class had two for a new spare. He was stuck in In Class 5-1600 there were starters, but just one made it the silt for a while, and then, as five entries and four finishers. to the finish. Wes Bevly III he splashed through the water at In first place it was the team of and Chad ~unch, in a Ford Erendira, he got the rear wheels Tomas and Ramon Fernandez F-150, made it to the finish in stuck, and the locals used three and Clyde Stacy. Tomas and 19:40:57. different trucks and finally got Ramon each did about half, and There was just one Stock them out. After that they had no Stacy did the last section. They Mini vehicle, a Toyota Tacoma, more down time, but they think were without power steering driven by Nick and Ted Mon-they'd have "still been there" if from the Summit to Borrego, cure and Andy Bell. They fin-it wasn't for those people. They where they fixed it. And the ished in 19:09:09. said that at that time there must throttle pedal was stuck, so they In the Sportsman Truck class have been a dozen cars stuck used a pair of shoelaces tied Nick Tonelli, Dustyn Lopnow, on the beach. They also lost an together so the navigator could and Brady Melin, in a Ford alternator belt, because kelp got pull the pedal back as needed. Ranger, got to the finish line in into it and "wiggled the belt The pedal was that way clear 17:06:32. They arrived at about loose" - they cut it off and put to the finish. Their time was 4: 10 a.m., but didn't stop to on a new one. They said it was 15:37:04. talk. They were the only Sports-"nice to finally win a 500 -the In second place it was Gus-man Truck to finish. only one we needed." Their tavo Avina and Falsas Diaz, In the Sportsman Buggy class time was 14:55:56. who completed their trip in the winning team of Jim Bunn, Dan Chamlee was second in 16: 14:43. John Matney, and Charlie Hol-his Ford. He did all the driving, Third went to Eric Reisen brook got their Geiser-built with John Lund and Amy Tate and Ross Burden, who finished back to Ensenada in 17:36;11. navigating. At Mile 190 or so at 3:45 a.m. with a crunched In second place it was Jorge he broke the steering ram, so roofline. They didn't stop to Valdez, Humberto Migoni, and Page 14 July 2012 Derek Retcher and Christyan Samano took the gold medal in the Class 4 competition, they're seen here in their PSD-Chevy. Carlos Flores in a VW powered Barjas. Their time was 18: 19: 10. They were the last in the class to make it. Class 11 had two starters, but no finishers. They were being tracked carefully, so everyone would have an idea when the last car might get to the finish line. As it happened, some-where around four a.m., the radio reported that Armando and Marco Garcia and Pablo Jauregui were having some prob-lem. So the driver and co-driver went to try to find some help, then the driver went back, fired up the car, drove off -to some-where? -and couldn't find the co-driver. That sounded as if they were going to have a very long night indeed. They did not finish. And at about 4: 15 a.m., the announcement came on the radio that Eric Solorzano, in the other Class 11 car, had bro-ken his transmission, and there would be no Class 11 finisher. Too bad. It was a tough race, but there's time to heal and make re-pairs and get ready for SCORE's every-now-and-then trip to La-Paz. 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l.n.Jc!C: 58TH ACROPOLIS RALLY Loeb/Citroen overall By Martin Holmes Photos: Maurice Selden Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena drove their Citroen DS3 to the gold medal in Greece, seen here locked up in a left turn. Until a few hours before the finish it had been the most fan-tastic battle the Acropolis Rally had ever seen. Firstly Jari-Matti 'Latvala, back in form following his recent injury, pushed Sebas-tien Loeb until the Champion could go no faster, but then the -Ford driver had a puncture on l>tage 14, dropped back and pret-ty much destroyed his chances bf the Drivers' title. But Lat-vala's teammate Petter Solberg -took up the challenge until he ha-shed while only ten seconds -behind. Finally it was situation normal. Sebastien Loeb strolled ii.way to win ahead of a rather 1lacklustre Citroen teammate Mikko Hirvonen, even enjoy-1ing the late luxury of a stop to change a flat tye on a stage, -Latvala drove to the finish in a lonely third place. Once again the Ford challenge flattered only to deceive. Their cars, duly fstrengthened in time for what ·traditionally is the roughest _,WRC event of the season, were ·mpressively fast. Latvala was in 'splendid form but that puncture m sporting terms was Greek trag-£edy in real time. ) Summertime in Greece! The \vorld championship arrived .lat the warm tracks of the far outh-east of Europe for round 6 bf the 2012 World Rally Cham-pionship, the Acropolis Rally, usually the last of the tradition-ally "rough gravel" events in the 'annual calendar. Outwardly similar to the format of the route last year, there were sev-eral fundamental changes. After the inconclusive experiment last year (of running a stage at night on dry gravel tracks), this year all the stages were run in daylight. Other changes for the Loutraki-based event were that the start although once again Athens was held outside the Zap-pion, rather than within view of the Parthenon, and for the first time an orthodox special stage was run on the Thursday eve-ning, after the Ceremonial Start in Athens and before the cars arrived at Loutraki. Page 16 The long (700km!) Friday route took competitors to re-mote service halts at !tea on the opposite side of the Gulf of Corinth from Loutraki, instead of Kamena Vourla. On Satur-day the stages were located on the other side of the Corinth Canal, on the Peloponnese pen-insula, while the final day went to the mountains close to Lout-raki. In addition to the man-datory extended stage length on all events this year (409km in Greece against 348 irl 2011) the FIA imposed a surreptitious new "endurance" factor on this event. This time the endurance factor took the form of the long (170km of stages!) Friday route with no full service and with only two short remote service halts at ltea. (This day's stage total distance will then go up to 210km on the less-rough Rally New Zealand with only one re-mote service.) The Thursday evening stage was 25km long, less that 10% of the total stage distance, so this meant that the pre-event running order selec-tion process applied to 195km of stages, before the standard automatic reverse order rules were applied for the Saturday and Sunday stages. There were two entirely new stage venues, one venue (done twice) logistically placed to break up the otherwise long Day 1 road sectiQn betwei;n Thiva and ltea, the other was added to the Peloponnese loop on Day 2. This was over fast roads, and the organizers de-cided shortly before the event to add chicanes to the road of this stage, a strange development for the rally which a generation ago was traditionally the slow-est event in the series. The event this year was held a week earlier than last year, closer to the winter period when storms can cause a lot of damage, and consequently provided less time for repairs to the roads to be carried out if needful. Coupled with the extended distance be-tween servicing, it seemed that this would be an event won more by keeping out of trouble than by speed, which is largely how it happened. Main news from Ford was the welcome return of Jari-Matt Lat-vala, having missed the Argen-tina round following his cross country skiing injury. Jari has driven four rallies for Ford this year, led on each occasion and won the second event, while his teammate Petter Solberg led on the ftfth event. Jari-Matti com-pt~ted 440km of driving during a two-clay pre-event test report-ing no pain from his injury. He wore protective padding on his shoulder which he said worked perfectly. While the entry for Henning Solberg was again with-drawn, the Ukrainian driver Oleksii Tamrasov had a brand new Fiesta WRC, while for this event Cypriot businessman Spy-ros Pavlides rented a car from M-Sport. Citroen had their usual entries for the Total and the Ju-nior team, while there were three Minis -the two Portugal team cars and one upgraded 1.6 turbo S2000 into WRC specification for the Qatari driver Abdulaziz Al Kuwari on this occasion. Of the 12 registered PCWRC drivers, ten .appeared in Greece, headed by the series leader Beni-to Guerra, th1! only absentees being Michal Kosciuszko and Ramona Karlsson. No wildcard entries had been made. Guerra had entered two events so far, won both times and was strongly fancied ahead of Kosciuszko with a first, a third and a retire-ment, and Nicolas Fuchs with two second places. This was the second event in the Rally Class series for four Subaru lmpreza drivers, which Ricardo Trivino contests in addition to being ·a PCWRC registered driver. On account of the effect of the anticipated roughness of the event, the Academy drivers had a revised route, which meant they tackled each stage only on the first pass and not the sec-ond. They therefore only had one remote service halt at ltea. July 2012 ' \ Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen were the second place finishers in their Citroen DS3, seen here cornering into the mud. on the Friday and their event panel. This was traced to an finished after their first passage electrical cable disconnected, through the Peleponnese stages with no trouble for the engine. on the Saturday. The number The conditions at Shakedown of Academy entries had risen had been mixed, with a spell of from 10 to 11, with the return rain, but dry for QS. Selection of South African driver Ashley times followed, with no surpris-Haigh-Smith. There was also es. Solberg chose 13th starting another category of competi-place, with everyone else one tion, the Greek national class position earlier until the slowest which tackled the first loop of Pl driver Paulo Nobre was given the Saturday stages and then all the final available position, first the Sunday loop. car on the road. This year there were only Championship news was var-seven Greek drivers entered ied and uncertain. The FIA on the international Acropolis confirmed that this was the last Rally, an evitable consequence event that Nokia would be spon-of the economic crisis which has soring in the series, rumours especially hit rally sport in this suggesting this was connected country, but not the popular na-with lack of developments about tional Hillclimbs or Rallysprints a series Promoter. to the same extent. The top Day 1 part 1 -Thursday seeded Greek driver was Lam-The first stage of the rally, run bros Kirkos (Class 3 Mitsubishi late on the Thursday afternoon, Evo IX) , the younger brother of was the longest stage of the multi national champion Ford rally. Notwithstan.ding earlier driving Leonidas Kirkos, while rain in the day at Shakedown a fascinating competitor was there was still dust on the stage, 61 year old Haris Kaltsounis, which meant the decision not to proprietor of the county's Opel run the stage at night had been importers, driving ;i ten yeai old well taken. All the champion-Corsa Super 1600 car. Missing ship cars took hard tyres, with ·• this year was the popular Lam-one strange exception. Petter bros Athanassoulas, a casualty of Solberg: "My fault entirely, I did the national financial situation. it on my own decision and suf-Early news was a testing ac-fered for it." He lost a quarter cident for Armindo Araujo the minute, fifth fastest, with his Sunday before the event. He teammate Latvala quickest and was cutting a corner, intending feeling well. Solberg's tyres were · to brush past a bush close to the bald... Loeb was cautious, "Dif-track but was unaware that the ficult to know where the grip was bush concealed a big rock. The good and where is wasn't." But impact with the rock threw the he was only 2.8 seconds behind car rolling to the opposite side Latvala. Andreas Mikkelsen lost of the road, the crew were un-nearly 40 seconds to his team-hurt but Motorsport Italia had mate Sebastien Ogier when a to bring another car for Arau-front driveshaft broke. Marcos jo to use on the event. With Ligato slid off the road for a Qualifying Stage due Thursday minute or so, and then had morning a replacement had to electrical trouble when the car be brought down from Motor-just stopped and defied efforts sport Italy for the occasion. to restart it. Oleksii Kikireshko Only one car failed to appear stopped with suspension damage Henning Solberg's Fiesta, but and lost a wheel. The Academy his brother Petter made fastest driver Fredrik Ahlin stopped time of the 13 Priority 1 driv-with a large pool of oil coming ers on the Qualifying Stage, from under the car from a gear-beating his teammate Latvala box leak, and was having to fill by 0.1 second. Fastest in Free up the gearbox with engine oil. Practice had been Hirvonen Day 1 part 2 -Friday - 1 0.4s in front of Petter, who was Stage - Gravel -25.Hkms using hard tyres before chang- All 54 competitors restarted ing for QS to softs. Nasser Al for what was the long day, near-Attiyah was only tenth fastest ly 170km of stages, five stage in. QS on account of a front left venues of which three were re-puncture, just behind Martin peated once, two remote service Prokop, who hit a rock which visits to ltea with a total of just threw the car bodily off the over 700km of driving. Daniel road. Ott Tanak hit a tree which Oliveira had a heavy cold and broke the steering arm, just as had slept badly overnight, after he crossed the finish line in a lacklustre run through· the eighth place. Guerra was the first stage of the day he decided fastest PCWRC competitor to withdraw for the day. It was despite only making one run supposed to rain a lot on the before an oil pressure warning Thursday, but it didn't. There light showed on his instrument were however still low threat-Dusty Times

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Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia finished seventh overall in their Skoda Fabia, they're seen here at very high speed on the course. ening clouds hanging over the mountains close to Loutraki on Friday morning. From time to time there was short and small rain fall, but the stages had a lot of sud_den and unexpected muddy patches which immedi-ately caused uncertainty in tyre choices. Some drivers, for ex-ample Hirvonen in the morning then Neuville and Al Attiyah in the midday loop, then also Loeb in the afternoon loop, played mix-and-match hards-and-softs, the other leaders had only hards. The race for the lead was close, after the first three stages of the day, up to the first remote service stop at ltea, only 4.5 seconds separated the top three drivers after over 80km of stages. Latvala had slid wide on a muddy comer on stage 4, _lost 10 seconds and this let Loeb go into the lead. The Citroens of Loeb and Hirvonen had made exactly equal time on stage 4 over nearly 20km, but were some 10s slower than Petter Solberg. Hirvonen's excuse was that he had overshot a bend, for Loeb the time loss was perplex-ing. Both Araujo and Prokop suffered intercom problems, Araujo was busy trying to set-up the suspension of his hastily reassembled Mini. After the first remote service, there was a loop of two essen-tially hillclimb stages, Bauxites was a fast stage climbing 1000 met-res in 17km, while Dros-sohori was a slower stage and climbed to 800 metres in a similar distance. As on the first loop the Citroens played the tyre game. Loeb and Hirvonen each took a single spare, the Fords carried two but the sec-ond stage (6, run only once) had an increased amount of muddy stretches so .Al Attiyah and Neuville now joined the mix-and-match game, carrying sec-ond spares. The choice was an unavoidable compromise. Loeb pulled four seconds further ahead of Latvala but admitted it was tricky because gravel note crews were banned and the conditions were unpredictable, often quite diffetent from dur-ing recce. Latvala said that he found it difficult to get his tyres up to the right temperatures at the start of the stages. Mads Ostberg found it hard to get the set-1.ip right. Prokop had a spin. The main drama was a puncture for Petter Solberg near the end -of stage 6, "We came over a crest and there was a rock in the road, which we hit. The rear suspension was damaged and the tyre punctured." On later inspection it became clear that it had been an enormous moment for Petter, and it was some form of miracle that the car was repairable at the remote service enough to continue and compete three more stages before making his way back to Loutraki. The car had impacted very heavily on the rear of the car, damaging a lot of the rear suspension. Neuville's bold-ness with his tyre choices had paid off and on stage 6 he was second quickest of all while Al Attiyah, who had a cautious start but was now pushing, passed Ogier into tenth place. There were changes in the top ten after stag!! 7. Fifth. placed Evgeniy Novikov found the car lost power and he dropped over a minute and a half, due to a leak-ing turbo pipe and then he had a loose steering wheel and also gear selection troubles. Tanak went off the road and punc-tured, losing about eight min-utes. He explained he had tried to change a pacenote from the first run through the stage, but discovered too late they had changed the wrong note. The damage was more severe than expected, and he found the dif-ferential casing was broken and he stopped on the road section back to Loutraki. Ostberg was suddenly up to fifth placet the top private driver once again, and Neuville was sixth. The Jari-Matti latvala and Miikka Anttila roar by an enthusiastic crowd on their way to a third place overall finish in their Ford Fiesta RS. final stage caused mayhem. Ost- ·the number of PCWRC runners berg's car understeered at a left as down to six and tnen Oleksii hander, went off the road and Kikireshko went off the road on beached, "Spectators came but stage 6, the runners were down were more interested in taking to five. Kikireshko's teammate pictures than getting us going Gorban also had trouble, incur-again ... " The incident cost three ring road penalties which meant minutes and Ostberg dropped to Fuchs took the lead. Gorban eighth behind Al Attiyah. Neu-then arrived at the end of stage ville had broken a driveshaft on 8 ·with the suspension broken at the previous stage, disconnected the front and back on the right the shaft and set off for the final side but managed to get.back to stage, driving wildly in rear-service. drive mode. His progress was In the Rally Class category, not helped by a broken brake Andis Neiksans stopped with and Neuville lost time on stage rear driveshaft failure, so Yuriy 9 off the road. He was causing Protasov led Rikat Sungkar a dust storm for drivers behind and Ricardo Trivino. Sung-and pulled over to let Hirvonen kar stopped when he damaged go past. Troubled by dust, the suspension going off the Hirvonen twice slid off the road road. He was able to repair into earth banks beside the road the damage but then decided it and ended the stage with anoth-would be better penalty-wise not er puncture, with a tyre pulled to compete the stage but to retire off its rim. Prokop struggled to for the rest of the day. the end of stage 9 with a broken In the Academy class, Pontus anti roll bar. To general conster-Tidemand lost the lead on stage nation there was an error of one 2 and Elfyn Evans was fastest minute in Hirvonen's time (later on every stage of the day, until corrected) but the reality was the category stopped for .the day clear. Loeb was the rally leader after stage 6. Fredrik Ahlin was with 6.5 advantage over Latvala happy to still be going, having a and 17. 7 over Solberg. Solberg lot of stress following his trouble was wistful. He had lost about the previous evening. Following ten seconds with his puncture the gearbox leak he now had an and the day before 15 seconds engine leak, "M-Sport gave all with his tyre error. Latvala how-of us lessons before the rally in ever was happy to have survived 'rally bush-mechanics' and re-without discomfort to his injury, ally that was useful." Alastair "I lost time in the middle of the Fisher confirmed the tuition day, not sure why but we went from M-Sport was extremely well again in the afternoon." helpful, "You would never be-The Ukrainian driver Val- lieve how many uses can be made erie Gorban pulled consistently with plastic tie-wraps." Van der into the lead of PCWRC with Marel stopped with front suspen-Beriito Guerra prepared to play-sion failure. ing the waiting game in second Day 2 - Saturday - 8 Stages -place, but on stage 4 it all went Gravel - 169.12kms wrong for him .when he was ·51 crews restarted with only forced to stop with suspension three confirmed retirees - which damage. Nicolas Fuchs moved included Marcos Ligato and up into second place ahead of Oleksii Kikireshko, so only 8 Subhan Aksa. Behind Aksa the PCWRC cars were still in ac-rally lost both Marcos Ligato tion. This was the roughest day (fuel problem) and Gianluca Li-of the event, and the second nari (transmissions trouble), so (and then the sixth) stage of the when Lorenzo Bertelli also had loop of four stages the roughest suspension damage on stage 4, of all. Paulo Nobre left the rally on the first stage (10) when he pulled a wheel off his Mini. His teammate Armindo Araujo com-plained that his was very diffi-cult to control and that he was worried at the way his car's sus-pension was jumping around on the rocks unpredictably. On the first run through the rough stage (11) Thierry Neuville arrived at the end of the stage with a huge gash in the side of a tyre, but the air had remained inside. Rough driving expert Nasser Al Attiyah said that the condition of the stage could only get even worse on the second run through. Lat-vala, "You have to ease off some-times, the car could not take the conditions if you didn't." The worst stretch was the downhill section at the end of the stage, where both Loeb and Latvala eased off. After stage 12, Latvala said "I can only go flat out but I also have to think about the car!" Loeb, "I was absolutely flat out, and I think that on stretches of the stage which are more slippery, the Fiesta must be faster." The team told Jari that Sebastien was even faster most of the way through the stage• but in fact it was Latvala who was faster on the final downhill stretch-es! Latvala had reduced Loeb's lead from to 1.0s. On the faster stage 13 Loeb increased his lead to 2.2 seconds. It was all too hot to last ... At the end of stage 12 Evgeniy Novikov stopped with overheat-ing, suspeoted to be due to a broken water pump. Mads Ost-berg's chase up the leader board was in full spate. On stage 11 he passed Al Attiyah, and was up to sixth when Novikov stopped, but then he lost time on stage 13 with a broken driveshaft. Ost-berg then rose to fifth when he passed Prokop on 15, the seconµ stage in the loop. The Fiesta WRC of Oleksii Tamrazov slid off the road and despite great efforts by spectators took ten minutes to restart but the car then stopped for the day. On the first stage of the sec-ond loop (14) the challenge by Latvala was spent when he touched the edge of the road and· punctured a tyre early in the stage but was able to contin• ue. Towards the end of the stage however the wheel broke and he was forced to compound his time loss by having to stop and change the wheel. Worse still, ;i. brake caliper had broken and he had to cover the remaining three stages of the loop with three brakes. Loeb's lead was now 21.9 seconds over Solberg, with Hirvonen third nearly a minute further behind. Araujo stopped with suspension failure, and Al Attiyah stopped with a broken Continued on p191 18 ... Mads Ostberg and Jonas Andersson were the fourth overall finishers Nassar Al Attiyah and Giovanni Bernacchini only finished 17 stages Abdulaziz Al Kuwari and Nicholas Arena finished 10th overall in their in their Ford Fiesta RS here in the highlands in their Ford Fiesta RS. when the rear driveshaft failed, here in their Citroen DS3. John Cooper Works Mini, seen here at high speed on the course. Dusty Times July 2012 Page 17

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I <' •I•, ,> ) • ; • ~ • ' , ' ' • ~ I , l ) . \ ,1 ) '> ) ! Thierry Neuville and Nicholas Gilsoul were the sixth overall finishers Yuriy Protasov and Kyrylo Nesvit drove their Subaru lmpreza to a 13th artin Prokop and Zdenek Hruza hustled their Ford Fiesta RS to a fifth at Acropolis, they're seen here in their Citroen DS3. overall finish in Greece, seen here throwing some dirt on the course. overall finish in Greece, here churning up lots of red dirt. rear driveshaft. During the sec-consistent fast pace on the total tated. Evgeniy Novikov stopped sixth, finishing the fourth best ·second Skoda finally retired with ond (roughest) stage of the loop of ten stages covered by these with evidence that his earlier placed Makes' driver for a third suspension failure. (15) it began to rain and by the drivers. Evans won every stage overheating problem had not consecutive time. Martin Koci was top two-time the crews reached stage from 2 through to 8. Alastair been cured, and he retired. The . There was one final shock wheel-drive car in his Citroen 16 the road had turned into a Fisher finished a steady second, final act of tragedy came for in store for the PCWRC crews C2 while the other class winners quagmire. Tanak said it was despite a bent rear axle until he Ford. Petter Solberg was still in when Nicolas Fuchs had suspen-were Jerome Rebilly's Citroen more slipJ?ery than driving on rolled with three stages to go los-the race, lying second and just sion failure on the penultimate R3T, Louise Cook's old Fiesta snow with slicks at Monte Carlo, ing only a minute or so, and was 10.2 seconds behind Loeb, but stage and was unable to return ST and Nikos Moschopoulos' which Hirvonen confirmed! Lat- also slowed by a smashed wind- ,on the first stage he broke the to service before the final Power Toyora Yaris. vala said his brake trouble made screen for two ·more stages. Aus-suspension and had to stop. Stage. This let Valeriy Gorban Approaching the mid-point in the conditions more tricky than tralian Brendan Reeves was Finally when all the drama back into the lead and to gain his the 2012 season Loeb was now ever, and worse still because-the third. Right until mid morning for the lead was over, a chink ap- first victory in the category. Six 30 points ahead of his Citroen handbrake was inoperative on on the Saturday there had been peared in the armour of Citroen, of the 10 starters were classi-teammate Mikko Hirvonen in the hairpin bends. Ostberg was few dramas in the Academy cat- Loeb punctured! It was the rear fied as finishers, including in the Drivers' series, and then now settled in the best privateer egory, other than Ahlin's broken left and with a lead of over three sixth place Louise Cook's Fiesta comes a shock. Third in the driver position once again, and gearbox casing on the Thursday, minutes in hand and 16km more ST. Three of the four Rally Class championship standings was the was delighted at the fun on stage then Timo van de Mare! who to go (and maybe mindful of Subarus were classified, with top Ford driver Mads Ostberg, 16 with the slippery conditions! stopped on Day 1. After initially what happened to Latvata?) Loeb Yuriy Protasov again not only ahead of both the official driv-Meanwhile, Solberg was now on leading after the first stage Pon-decided to stop and change the the best in this class but like in ers. In the Makes' series, Citroen the attack. By the time the rally tus Tidemand stopped on Day wheel without delay. Anyway Portugal was also the best Group Total were 73 points in front of arrived back at Loutraki Solberg 2 with a broken driveshaft and the lead came tumbling down. N/Class 3 finisher this time Ford, but what abqut Ostberg's had set a string of three fastest then on their penultimate stage Then came the Power Stage and finishing ahead of Rifat Sungkar Adapta team? They had been stage times to reduce his deficit Joao Silva stopped with a fuel Loeb was again in charge scor-and Ricardo Trivino. The miss-unsure abeut being able to enter to Loeb to just 10.2 seconds, leak. Ashley Haigh-Smith had ing his third Power Stage win in ing driver was Andis Neiksans the Acropolis Rally at the time with Hirvonen now nearly a min- a broken driveshaft and Fredrik 2012, this time beating Latvala with rear suspension failure. Of registration was made, so they ute and a half behind'. Loeb was Ahlin went off and rolled. and Hirvonen, with Ostberg ex-the three runners In Class 2, ran the Acropolis as completely far from safe. Day 3 - 8 Stages -Gravel actly '2-thousandths of a second Ogier survived to win by seven non:aligned privateers, just as The S2000 Fabia o'f Sebastien - 149.56kms faster than Tan,ik. This meant minutes from Al Rajhi. Ogier they had done when they won in Ogier had a broken steering With the end of the Academy Citroen were now 1-2, with maxi-finished seventh overall in his Portugal! In the PCWRC series arm which the crew were able to category 31 cars lined up for the mum points score, and Latvala Skoda S2000 for the third rally Benito Guerra maintained his replace on the road section be-final day, but the dramas had was up to third with Mads Ost-running while eighth overall for lead in the series, now 22 points tween stages 11 and 12 without not finished. Daniel Oliveira's berg once again a most reliable the 1.6 turbo Fiesta of Al Rajhi ahead of Valeriy Gorban and Mi-penalty. Then on stage 15 Ogier engine ~topped on the first stage fourth and with Martin Prokop is the best result by an RRC on cha! Kosciuszko who are totally had power steering failure which and defied efforts to be resusci-in fifth. Thierry Neuville was a WRC so far. Mikkelsen in the equal on points. ln.J2C:: gave his teammate Andreas Mik-kelsen the chance to get up to etghth but only briefly as Mik-kelsen immediately had an over-heating problem and Ogier was able to repair his steering prob-lem. The VW team were looking happy at the way their drivers were performing - as mechanics! The press representative said, "Already we have seen Ogier is good at changing steering arms, then he mended the power steer-ing problem. Now Andreas was able to repair a broken water pipe himself!" In PCWRC Louise Cook was reported stopped on the second stage of the day with an engine problem but the other seven re-starting drivers continued with few problems. Nicolas Fuchs was now over three minutes ahead of Subhan Aksa, while the original category leader Valeriy Gorban made a series of best PCWRC times, making up for his Day 1 delay, and passed Aksa into sec-ond place. Then on the final stage of the day Gianluca Linari retired with engine failure. In the Rally Class categOTy all four drivers completed the day's route, with Protasov still in the lead. The Academy class ended their event after the first run of the loop of four stages and it was an impressive, if a little lucky, win for the young Welsh driver Elfyn Evans. He survived a bro-ken gearbox casing on the first stage on Day 1, and then a bro-ken fuel tank, which had been pierced by the exhaust pipe, on Day 2, and set an impressively Page 18 58th Acropolis Rally (GR) Athens-Loutraki 24/27.05.2012 WRC round 6, PCWRC round 4 WC points 1 (1) Sebastien LOEB/Daniel Elena F/MC Citroen DS3 (M) WRC BN404MV (F) 4h.42m.03.3s. 2 (2) Mikko HIRVONEN/Jarmo Lehtinen FIN Citroen DS3 (M) · WRC BF800XB (F) 4h.42m.43.3s. 3 (3) Jari-Matti LATVALA/MiikkaAnttila FIN Ford Fiesta RS (M) WRC PX61AWR (GB) 4h.45m.08.1s. 4 (10) Mads Ostberg/Jonas Andersson N/S Ford Fiesta RS (M) WRC . PX60AUV (GB) 4h.48m.19.7s. 5 (21) Martin Prokop/Zdenek Hruza CZ Ford Fiesta RS (D) WRC . 06R 0030 (CZ) 4h.49m.49.8s. 6 (8) Thierry NEUVILLE/Nicolas Gilsoul B Citroen DS3 (M) WRC BF735XB (F) 4h.51m.44.7s. 7 (15) Sebastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia F Skoda Fabia S2000 (M) 2 H-VM134 (D) 4h.55m.03.2s.# 8 (55) Yazeed Al Rajhi/Michael Orr SNGB Ford Fiesta RS 1.6 S2000 (M) 2 9GLG999 (B) 5h.02m.15.5s. WR 25 18 15 12 9 (5) Ott TANAK/Kuldar Sikk EE Ford Fiesta RS (M) WRC PX11AWN (GB) 5h.05m.22.2s.(2) 10 10 (52) Abdulaziz Al Kuwari/Nicolas Arena QNI Mini John Cooper Works (M) WRC OU11 GKY (GB) 5h.1 0m.43.8s. 11 (12) ArmindoAraujo/Miguel Ramalho P Mini John Cooper Works (M) WRC EK068KX (GB) 5h.12m.31.9s.(3) -12 (51) Spyres Pavlides/Nicolas Klinger CY/F Ford Fiesta RS (M) WRC PX60AVG (GB) 5h.15m.54.9s. 13 (57) Yuriy Protasov/Kyrylo Nesvit UA Subaru lmpreza N14 (D) 3 OU60ECE (GB) 5h.21m.45.2s.* 14 (39) Valeriy (,,orban/Andri Nikolaiev UA Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX (MA) PC3 AA0825KI (UA) 5h.22m.57.6s. 15 (45) Subhan Aksa/Jeff Judd RI/NZ Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X (M) PC3 1DHK690 (WA,AUS) 5h.26m.15.1s. 16 (42) Ricardo Trivino/Alex Haro MEX/E Subaru lmpreza N14 (D) PC3 OU60ECF (GB) 5h.30m.01.9s. 17 (14) Paulo Nobre/Edu Paula BR Mini John Cooper Works (M) WRC OU61DLJ (GB) 5h.41m.13.5s.(8) 18 (53) Oleksii Tamrazov/Oleksandv Gorbik UA Ford Fiesta RS (M) WRC PX12BMW (GB) 5h.46m.56.7s.(5) WD PC 25+3 -18+1 15+2 -12 10 8 6 4 2 1 25 18 15 19 (38) Benito Guerra/Borja Rozada MEX/E ..Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X (M) PC3 DZ214ZS (I)' 5h.51m.14.3s.(6) -12 24 (34) Lorenzo Bertelli/Lorenzo Granai I Subaru lmpreza N14 (M) PC3 OU10HZY (GB) 6h.07m.27.0s.(8) 10 29 (36) Louise Cook/Stefan Davis GB Ford Fiesta ST (P) PC3 ST55USE (GB) 6h.39m.02.2s.(7) 8 54 (10 PCWRC) starters. 32 (6 PCWRC) finishers. MANUFACTURERS' DRIVER. Tyres: D=DMack, M=Michelin, (MA )=Michelin but with Pirelli stickers. (Missed stages or roaa sections) Winner's average speed over stages 87 .1 0kph. +=Power stage points. #=Class 2 winner. *=Class 3 winner. LEADING RETIREMENTS (4) Petter SOLBERG/Chris Patterson · N/GB Ford ~iesta RS (M) WRC (6) Evgeniy NOVIKOV/Denis Giraudet RUS/F Ford Fiesta RS (M) WRC (7) Nasser AL ATTIYAH/Giovanni Bernacchini QNI Citroen DS3 (M) WRC (9) Daniel OLIVEIRNCarlos Magalhaes BR/P Ford Fiesta RS (M) WRC (23) Andreas Mikkelsen/Ola Floene N Skoda Fabia S2000 (M) 2 (32) Nicolas Fuchs/Fernando Mussano PER/RA Subaru lmpreza N14 (D) PC3 (33) Marcos Ligate/Ruben Garcia RA Subaru lmpreza N14 (M) PC3 (40) Gianluca Linari/Monica Fortunato I Subaru lmpreza N14 (M) PC3 (41) Oleksii Kikireshko/Pavlo Cherepin UA Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX (MA) PC3 RALLY LEADERS Latvala stages 1-3, Loeb 4-22. PCWRC LEADERS Gorban stages 1-7, Fuchs 8-20, Gorban 21+22. CLASS 3 LEADERS Gorban stages 1-7, Fuchs 8-20, Protasov 21+22. CLASS 2 LEADERS Ogier stages 1-14, Mikkelsen 15, Ogier 16-22. July 2012 PX61AWU (GB) RU55ALM (GB) BH528BM (F) PX61AXV (GB) H-VM135 (D) KR57VLC (GB) J5024 (RSM) DW355PX (I) AA 0122CT (UA) LAST STAGE COMPLETED accident 17 overheating (5) 17 rear driveshaft (3) 17 engine (7) 17 suspension (2) 18 suspension 20 fuel 2 engine (7) 16 accident 5 · Dusty Times

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I , ',II•, more Trail Notes ... event provides the umque opportumty to meet and talk with the most knowledgeable people in the off-road industry. With a full weekend of excitement, event features include the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Exhibition Course, Yamaha ATV /UTV Demo Track, High-flying Freestyle Motocross action, autograph sessions with off-road celebrities, the Overland Adventure Travel Pavilion, Miss Off-Road Expo Contest and live music all weekend on the Bud Light Entertainment Stage. The Off-Road Motors ports Hall of Fame, located in Reno, Nev., includes SCORE's Sal Fish as one of its legendary inductees. Rod Hall, the chairman of the ORMHOF is the only person who has raced in all 44 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 races and he has a race-record 21 class wins in the international event. "On behalf of the Off-Road Motors ports Hall of Fame," stated Hall, "we are proud to share this celebration with SCORE. Many careers of our inductees, including mine, countless friendships and endless stories have been forged through the legendaryTecate SCORE Baja 1000." SCORE, ORMHOF and the Expo will announce additional specifics regarding SCOREville as the event draws closer. MACCACHREN LEADS SCORE OVERALL, SCORE Trophy Truck points, C. Parkhouse pacing Class 1 in 2012 SCORE Desert Series. Tennessee's RPM OffRoad leading six classes, other leaders include Matlock, Robinson, Moss, Hanna, Huerta, Cullen, Wilson, Chamlee, Caselli; start draw Oct. 6 for 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 peninsula race to be held Nov. 14-17. LOS ANGELES-Coming back from adversity on the race course at the recent Tecate SCORE Baja 500, his two race wins this season along with his 11th-place finish out of 36 starters in Ensenada earlier this month, Las Vegas' All-America racer Rob MacCachren continues to ride at the top of the SCORE Overall and SCORE Trophy Truck point standings after four of five races in the 2012 SCORE Desert Series. Starting the season with back to back overall wins in 2012 (Laughlin-Round 2 and San Felipe) after opening the season with a ninth-place_ finish in the first round in Laughlin, Nev., MacCachren, 47, has earned 271 championship points in the No. 20 Rockstar Energy/ MasterCraft Racing Ford F-150. He is not only the SCORE Overall point leader, he is also at the top of the leaderboard in the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division for high-tech, 850-horsepower unlimited production trucks. 'Rockstar Rob', who has eight SCORE season class point titles, earned his 48th career SCORE class win, his 11th career SCORE Trophy Truck race win in San Felipe in March. MacCachren is tied with Las Vegas brothers Ed and Tim Herbst with the most race win in the 18-plus year history of SCORE's Premier class. In San Felipe, MacCachren also earned the 75 all-time SCORE Baja overall race win for noted tired manufacturer BFGoodrich. BFG Tires have now been the tire of choice for the overall 4-wheel vehicle winners in 22 MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 races, 28 in the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 and 25 in the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. "Our Rockstar/ MasterCraft race team was the hero of the SCORE Baja 500 race for us," reflected MacCachren, who is nearing his 200th career win in either desert or short-course/ stadium racing. "They got us up and running and what could have been a disaster as far as the season points are concerned was turned into a respectable finish in a huge field of SCORE Trophy Trucks. Our BFG Tires are the best in the universe and it has been my honor and my confidence-builder to know that any race vehicle I am driving has the best desert racing tires in the world guiding us around the course, whether it is in the open de_sert or in short-course, stadium-style racing." "There will be 40 SCORE Trophy Trucks in the SCORE Baja 1000 in November and over half of them are definitely capable of winning the race. We want to win the 45th anniversary of this great race but we also want to win the season point championship in SCORE Trophy Truck so our race strategy will be designed to accomplish both." Mexico's Juan C. Lopez, who finished second in both Laughlin races, sixth in San Felipe and eighth in Ensenada in the No. 18 RPM OffRoad Chevy Silverado is second in SCORE Overall and SCORE Trophy Truck points. RPM leads the point standings in six classes after the first three races of the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series. Lopez, ofTecate, Mexico, has 265 points heading into the upcoming 45th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, which will be a race down Mexico's majestic Baja ~alifornia peninsula, Nov. 14-17, starting in Ensenada in Baja California and finishing over 1000 miles later in La Paz, Baja California Sur. A live drawing for starting positions, by class, for the season-ending Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 will be held Saturday, Oct. 6 at the SCOREville display are at the Off-Road Expo at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif. SCORE points are based on starting, finishing, placement and number of official starters within each class. After winning Round 1 of the season-opening SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge in January and finishing second in the last two races·in San Felipe and Ensenada, Las Vegas' B.J. Baldwin has moved up to third in overall and SCORE Trophy Truck points with 254 in the No. 97 Monster Energy Baldwin Motorsports Chevy Silverado. At the SCORE Baja 500 earlier this month, Las Vegas' Bryce Menzies won the race for the second straight year, defeating Baldwin, who had crossed the finish line physically, by just 11 seconds in the elapsed-time race. Continuing to move out from the shadow of his father and his uncle's experienced tracks, Southern California desert racer Cody Parkhouse is fourth in SCORE overall points and continues to lead the unlimited Class 1 in a Chevy-powered Jimco open-wheel desert race car. With the season's last three races all to be run in Baja, Mexico, Cody Parkhouse, 24 of Long Beach, Calif., opened the season in Laughlin in mid-January by finishing second in the first round and winning the second round followed by an 11th in his class in San Felipe in a Chevy-powered Jimco open-wheeled desert race car. He finished fourth in Ensenada out of 19 starters. A second-generation desert racer and the youngest of the three Parkhouse racers, Cody Parkhouse has 241 season points after four races in the 39th season of Sal Fish's SCORE Desert Series, the world's foremost desert racing series. Cody Parkhouse's father and uncle are in the top five in their respective class point standings with Cody's father Brian racing in Class 1 (eighth in class) as well as his son and his uncle Brent racing in SCORE Lites (second). With consistent Laughlin finishes of fourth and third along with a seventh in San Felipe before slipping to 21st in Ensenada, Steve Strobel, Clarks, Neb., is fifth in SCORE Overall points and fourth in SCORE Trophy Truck with 240 points in the No. 94 Strobel Motorsports Ford F-150. SCOREville at the Off-Road Expo will salute SCORE Baja Legends and the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame on Oct. 6 and 7. In addition to static displays of vintage and current desert racing vehicles along with autograph sessions with many of the stars of the sport, both past and present, a live drawing for starting positions for this November's 45th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race will be held at the Off-Road Expo on Saturday, Oct. 6. The official course map for the race will also be unveiled during the event. The most extensive and impressive team performance so far this season has easily been the RPM Off-Road team out of Bristol, Tenn. with eight entries in eight classes each race and 18 class wins so far this season. With Justin Matney, one of the team's primary drivers just returning from rehabbing a bad back, , team regular driver Clyde Stacy along with several other drivers, ·,ecorded 11 class wins among the nine vehicles RPM had entered in two Laughlin races. In San Felipe, RPM OffRoad recorded two more class wins and seven of their eight entries were official finishers in the rugged race. At the SCORE Baja 500, RPM . • • • ; • • ' ,, ( • , t ~ • , '. f.' , • f OffRoad also saw seven of their eight entries finish and they recorded five more class wins. While Lopez is second in SCORE Trophy Truck, the RPM OffRoad point leaders in an unprecedented six SCORE classes are Stacy, Bristol, Va., who leads both Class 5-1600 (1600cc VW Baja Bug) and Class 2 (PSD-Chevy), Eduardo Laguna, Mexicali, Mexico (Class 6, Chevy Colorado), Rodolfo Iribe, Tijuana, Mexico (Class 8, Chevy Silverado), Derek Fletcher, Abingdon, Va. (Class 4, PSD-Chevy) and Jim Bunn, Bristol, Va. (Sportsman Buggy, Geiser-Chevy). lribe has won Class 8 in all four races this year while Laguna, Stacy in Class 2, Fletcher and Bunn in each have won their respective classes in three SCORE races this season and Stacy in Class 5-1600 has won that class twice. With two straight race wins after a second in the season-opening round in Class 1/2-1600, Cody Robinson, El Centro, Calif., is fifth in SCORE overall and is leading his class with 151 points in a Romo-VW. Besides RPM's Iribe the only other racer who won his respective class in all four races so far in 2012 to lead his class point standings is veteran Donald Moss, Sacramento Calif. (Class 3, Ford Bronco). In addition to RPM's Laguna, Stacy (Class 2), Fletcher and Bunn, the other racers who won three of the four SCORE Desert Series races this year to lead their classes are: Kevin Carr, San Diego (Class 5, unlimited VW Baja Bug), Andy Bell, Long Beach California (Stock Mini, Toyota Tacoma) and West Bevly Ill, Corpus Christy, Texas (Stock "Full, Ford F-150). Besides Stacy (Class 5-1600), the other four-wheel vehicle class point leaders with two class wins this season are Elias Hanna, Ensenada, Mexico (Class 7SX, Ford Ranger), Matt Cullen, Long Beach, Calif. (Class 10, AlumiCraft-Honda) and Billy Wilson, Corpus Christi, Texas (Class 7-2, BajaLite-Chevy). Otoneil Huerta, San Luis, Ariz. (SCORE Lites, Curry-VW). Besides Bunn, the other top Sportsman class point leader, who also has three race wins is Nick Tonelli, Huntington Beach, Calif. (SPT Truck, Ford Ranger). The Overall ATV and Class 24 point leader after two races is the team led by Mexico's Manuel Jimenez. in the Pro car and truck classes are also attempting to earn prestigious SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards given to all car and truck class drivers who complete every required mile of the five-race season. Being presented by Toyota Motorsports for the 27th consecutive year, a total of 24 drivers are still in the hunt for the awards for the 2012 SCORE Desert Series after four rounds in the five-race series: Racers are also competing for the annual SCORE Off-Roadsman of the Year awards, including the MasterCraft Safety SCORE Rookie of the Year award. All categories, except Engine Builder and Original Buggy Chassis Manufacturer, will be determined by public on-line voting while Engine and Buggy awards are determined by season points. MasterCraft Safety is co-title sponsor of the 26th MasterCraft Safery Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250. 2012 SCORE Desert Series Point Leaders (After 44th Tecate SCORE Baja 500-June 1-3, Ensenada, Mexico; Remaining race: 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000-Nov. 14-17, Ensenada to La Paz, Mexico) Top 25 Overall Cars and Trucks (Position, Drivers, Vehicle-Engine, Class, Points) 1. Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy Truck), 271 -2. Juan C. Lopez, Tecate, Mexico, Chevy Silverado (SCORE Trophy Truck), 265 - 3. B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado (SCORE Trophy Truck), 254v4. Cody Parkhouse, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy (Class 1), 24lv5. Steve Strobel, Clarks, Neb., Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy Truck), 240 -6. Donald Moss, Sacramento, Calif., Ford Bronco (Class 3), 230 -6. Rodolfo lribe, Tijuana, Mexico., Chevy Silverado (Class 8), 230 - 8. Matt Cullen, Long Beach, Calif., AlumiCraft-Honda (Class 10), 227 , 9. Cody Robinson, El Centro, Calif., Romo-VW (Class 1/2-1600), 226, 9. Tim Herbst, Las Vegas, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy Truck), 226, 11. Kevin Carr, San Diego, VW Baja Bug (Class 5), 224 -11. Derek Fletcher, Abingdon, Va., PSD-Chevy (Class 4), 224 -11. Wes Bevly Ill, Corpus Christi, Texas, Ford F-150 (Stock Full), 224 , 14. Billy Wilson, Corpus Christi, Texas, BajaLite-Chevy (Class 7-2), 219 - 15. Otoneil Huerta, San Luis, Ariz., Curry-VW (SCORE Lites), 218 - 15. Clyde Stacy, Bristol, Va., VW Baja Bug (Class 5-1600), 218 -17. Robert Archibald, El Cajon, Catif., Mirage-VW (Class 1-2-1600), 217 -18. Ryan Arciero, Foothill Ranch, Calif., Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy Truck), 216 -19. Mike Lawrence, El Monte, Calif., Calif., Chenowth-Chevy, (Class 1), 211-19. Ken Losch, Chandler, Ariz., Chevy Silverado (SCORE Trophy Truck), 211 -21. Ronny Wilson, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy (Class 1), 208 - 22. Mark Weyhrich, Troutdale, Ore., Chevy Silverado (SCORE Trophy Truck), 206 - 22. Camerson Steele, San Clemente, Calif., GMC Sierra (SCORE Trophy Truck), 206 - 22. Peter Hajas, Wayzata, Minn., Kreger-Chevy (Class 10), 206 - 25. Clyde Stacy, Bristol, Va., Mason-Chevy (Class 2), 200 , 25. Andy Bell, Long Beach, Calif., Toyota Tacoma (Stock Mini), 200. (see more Trail Notes on page 27) 1 I 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 54,500 in season (January thru April) or $2,300 per month out of season. Call (760) 345-6124 Dusty Times July 2012 Page 19

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': ( '.: ( <, t I ' I \ > l ii•' I}))> t)),) I I .l I I'·'>)•, , , I I YERINGTON 30G _ _____.. Mike Koenig IS The Big Winner Text & Photos: Troy Robinson Kenny Ott literally flew around the course, he took Class 10 honors and he was the second overall finisher as well, here at speed. Mike Koenig took the Group T gold medal at Yerington back in May, he beat out 10 other vehicles in his really good lookin' To. ota. · Clayton Scudder outlasted the entire class 1 and overall fiqld to capture his first overall race win. Clayton bested the 58 st rters with a time of 6: 11 :50. F r over 30 years he has been racing with VORRA proudly displaying the number 211 in h nor of his fallen friend Jimmy L wrence who won an overall or two in his cut short career b t this race a new number for the Scudders Performance car. I asked Clayton race morning w y the number switch to 199 aqd he said that maybe the number change would get the m nkey off his back that's been t re for years and years. Similar to last year weather plpyed a big part of this race with rain and even snow on 2-short and class 9 two of each. Friday and Saturday leading up In traditional VORRA fash-Clayton Scudder had a really great day, he took the gold medal in the Class 1 contest with ease, he's seen here on his way home. to the race. But this is Yering-ion the class 9's, 11 's and UTV the bigger cars. Trenton Palmer ton and Northern Nevada, the started their adventure at exact- (1913) took the lead early and weather will always change. And ly 7:30 am, a full 1 hour before never looked back. At the fin-race morning racers were greet-the bigger cars. 2 cars battled in ish line he had over an hour ed with outstanding weather class 9 with both finishing. Don and a half in hand for the class and ideal track conditions with Hamilton (999) had a flawless win. Dennis Jean (1959) broke no mud and no dust, at least for day with no flats or issues on an axle, wheel and cv joint the first half of the race. his way to the class win by 2 within feet of the start line but With the exception of the hours. Taking it easy knowing the team made repairs al\d he counter-clockwise direction the where the competition was al-motored on for a second place course and layout was pretty lowed him to cruise. Hamilton finish in the class. Justin Silk-much the same as last year with said he was passed 50-60 times wood (1969) entered his first a 56 mile loop and a short cut throughout the day. Dave Oram VORRA race and finished for that cuts off the northern 16 (909) had some down time but third in class. miles. The required distance for did manage to finish all laps The race of the day was in the bigger cars including UTV and place second. the class 11 group with 4 cars and Sportsman would be 6-laps: Running the full 300-miles entered. At some point in the 3-long and 3-short. Class ll's the UTV's turned in some im-day each car was broken and were required to do 3-long and pressive lap times comparable to borrowed parts from their com-petitors. David Meek Jr (1142) had the early lead after lap 1 but suffered a broken shock on lap 2 and dropped to third while making repairs with a welder and a borrowed shock. By now Scott Weir (1156) had gone thru all his tires and was borrowing tires to make the rest of the race. Starting lap 3 in the lead Jim Graham and the Desert Dingo's broke a stub axle at rm35 and borrowed one from 1142. Heading into the last lap Weir had over an hour lead and Meek and Graham were within 2 minutes of each other. They had a bumper to bumper battle the entire short lap to the finish. ..------------------------.---,,,..---,...,,.------------------Justin Brager didn't have too bad a day, he took third place honors JJ Schnarr took home the silver medal for his actions in the Class In the Class 1 battle it was Jerry Wood _taking home the silver medal in the Group T action, seen here at speed headin' for the checkers. 10 fracas, JJ is seen here at high speed heading for the checkers. and he was third overall as well, seen here at speed . ...... Dave Oram lost some time for repairs in the Class 9 fracas but he managed to get all his laps completed and he took home the silver Jim graham had some problems but he still took second place honors Dennis Jean had all sorts of problems but they were quickly repaired medal. in the Class 11 conflict, he's seen here in really good lookin' bug. and he came in for a second place in UTV, he's seen here at speed. Page 20 July 2012 Dusty Times , lj'

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. '' ''\ .. '. ' . .., ' .. Kevin Yoder took the Ultra 4 honors at the Yerington 300, he had a few problems but he was able to take the class win in his really good looking vehicle. At the end Weir crossed the fin-lap 1 was Sam Cothrun (145) _ ish line first but within seconds for the early lead. On lap 3 both Graham and Meek were however the crankcase felt it hood to deck lid and crossed the finish line. We all stood by eagerly waiting for the results and after the calculations were made Meek was the winner by just 1:16. Graham was second only 0:30 ahead of Weir. So just 1 :46 separated the top 3 after 248 miles of racing stock bugs! With the start of the big cars the class 1 field was off the line at 8:30 am. Setting a blistering .. ,,escrving or Natural esuurce FOR Th Public In t ad I FR MTh Ublic" HJC MOTORSPORlS ' , ·. ·.·,·.·.\.' .. ·,•,( Don Hamilton had a really great race, he took the Class 9 win with hours in hand, he's seen here setting out on another lap. needed more ventilation and lead over to Clayton Scudder put a rod thru the block end-(199) who motored on for the ing his day. This handed the win. Showing what kind of rac-ry Break Tower • 100 Gallon Capacity • Single or Double Dry Break • EZSetUp • Affordable lndyCar Fl Technology lece111rlt1 •DumpCa.ns • Hose • Reducers • Filler Neck.a & C'aps B11JD1t1 • 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 IoolAlr111 llower Syste 1 • Highest Flowing Systems! • 105, 135, 150, 235 and 250 CFM Ratings • High Flow Filters & Custom Hoses • Trophy Kart Kits for Driver & Clutch Cooler ers YORRA racers are when Scudder passed Jerry Wood he radioed Wood letting him know he had a rear flat. Later on lap 4 Scudder even stopped and helped the kids in the 1116 car get unstuck off a berm. Oh, they also stopped and picked up stuck stub from stopped cars too. Jerry Wood (156) ran a great day and brought his car in for second in class and third overall. Making the long drive from Oregon Kelly Smith ( 105) ran a very conservative pace in his Ecotech Baja Bug to fi nish a very respectable third place. Gary Hewett (121) started first off the line and ran a conserva-tive race too and finished in fourth position. A man on a mission from the green flag was class 10 driver Continued on p111 22 C.-ulcaU .. 8,-telll • Vertex 5 to llO Watt Radio Systems • Hi·l'i Intercom Systems • Chase & Race Packages • Base Station Packages • Crew Chief & Kart Packages la Car Cuaen 8,ma • EZ 1 Button Operation • Exclusive Racer X llotorsports Package • 5.7 hours oflligh Resolution recording time • Up to 12 hours of operation on 4AA Lithium Ion Batteries • Can be InterCaced to Intercom for full audio experience ICelln1 • 41 1/2 Gallon Capacity • SCORE/ BITD / FIA Approved • Tapered Design Provides Increased Ground Clearance & llaxlmizes Usable Fuel • Fuel Level Sending Units Avallable • Caps, Necks, Hose, Filters and Pumps Available YOUB SOUBCE FOB PBOFESSIONAL BACE PRODUCTS 10815 Wheatlands Avenue, Suite K • Santee, CA 92071 619-258-RACE (7223) • Fax 619-258-0883 • Dusty Times July 2012 Page 21

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,, ' , ,, I ,, • 0 t' ' ' • .... '' .·•_.1 ' . ,•' ". •• •. ,• •• ;-I, , , l. t , , ' . ( ,' I I I J } J I . I ) ' ) i I ,' ) r' , I , I ,.I I I i I . Ex xis Racing had brake problems, a couple of flats to brighten their Justin Silkwood entered his first VORRA race and captured a bronze In the Group T contest it was David Hagen taking the first off the day, they finished just past the cut off time and were shown fourth. medal in the UTV contest, he's seen here at high speed. podium finish, he's seen here hustling towards the checkers. TwoCan Racing didn't have too bad a day, they finished in third Kelly Smith took third place honors in the Class 1 contest, Kelly is Scott Weir went through a whole lot of tires during his race, but, place in the Class 10 contest, seen here at high speed on the course. seen here going very fast on the way to the checkered flag. he made it to the finish line to take a third place finish in Class 11. of Dave Ackles and All Fired Up Racing (707) stopped on lap 2 to fix a leaf spring issue but continued and finished in third place and the last offi-cial finisher of the day. foods Racing (7115) fought a brake issue and a cracked header pipe along with some flats and fin-ished fourth just outside of the cut-off time. David Meek Jr. won the trouble plagued Class 11 battle at Yerington, the whole class was lending parts and pieces helping the competition to finish the race. In the UTV action, Trenton Palmer took the class lead early on and he ran rapidly for his required laps, seen here setting out on another lap. Overall money was posted up by Casino West and the top 3 Scudder, Ott and Wood split that money up. Another posted money was for the fastest improved time from last years overall class times; essentially a ' handicap allowing all classes to be eligible and not just the fast-est cars. Besting last years class time by nearly 10mph was Ken-ny Ott in class 10. He picked up an extra $500 from Off Road Motorsports Hall of Fame and another $500 from Sly Daddy Racing. Thanks for posting that money up. This handicap will need some tweaking but is great bonus money available for the pro classes. Kenny Ott (1063). He started first in his class and by lap 1 was up to third overall and contin-ued charging hard and finished first in class and second overall just 0:29 out of the top overall spot. JJ Schnarr (1114) finished second in class after 6 consis-tent laps. Going into the last lap TwoCan Racing (1022) was running fourth over 54 minutes behind the third place car of Red Team Racing (1029). But on that last lap Red Team Rac-ing had 4 flats costing them the podium spot as TwoCan moved into third place finishing 3 1/2 minutes ahead. Sly Daddy Rac-ing (1250) finished in fifth and Brian Hewett (1005) finished all 6 laps for 6th place. Group T had a stacked field of v8's and just a couple of 6 cylinder trucks. Steve LaRoza (7204) in his Ecoboost/Ma-son/General Tire truck jumped to the early lead with Mike Koenig's (7235) Total Chaos/ Goodyear/Toyota close behind. Justin Brager (804) and Don & Chris German (801) we all in the hunt thru the first couple of laps but it all went south for German on lap 2 as the transmission let go ending their day. On lap 4 the back end of LaRoza's truck jumped the berm and the truck slid off a cliff as he sat precariously on the edge with no way to get back on course. Fortunately for him the first race truck by was a 4x4 with a tow strap and snatched him back on track. This cost him about 12 minutes which may have been the class win as it turned out. Going into the last lap LaRoza and Koenig were separated my just 2 minutes. Koenig kept the pressure on and LaRoza crossed the line first. Knowing the start difference was 9 minutes we started the stop watch and just 3 minutes later Koenig crossed the line for a 6:05 victory over LaRoza. Brager finished in lli ltlDUSl\\11 BlSl llf l SlCl\~l Engine Oil Gear Oil Motorcycle Oil Greases Cooling & Marine products Page 22 July 2012 third place followed by David Hagen (807) in fourth. In the Ultra 4 class Kevin Yoder (4434) edged out Dave Scheider (4471) for the class win. This was just the second race out for Scheider's car and despite a small dash fire, a couple of flats and a loosening spindle the day was pretty good for him. The Sportsman class had 15 cars entered and Robert Fessler (516) led the class from flag to flag for the win. Murphy Mo-torsports (1661) had a strong day despite laying the <;_ar on its side on lap 2 and finished in second. The Total Chaos truck A great day of racing all around with good car count, an excellent track with favorable weather conditions and best of all a great VORRA staff and VORRAteers to keep the race moving smoothly. Thanks to everyone involved to make this all happen. j-,r.;,-.1 The Murphy Motorsports group finished in the second spot in the Sportsman action, in spite of laying the good looking car on its side. Dusty Times

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',. : ' : ,' / .' . . ' . ' ' ' GUAM'S 5MOKIN' WHEELS . . ,' ; ) I : · , I . ' . . . . I,'' Manawa Wins overall By Judy Smith Photos: Ed Camacho & Jr. Manuel lkuo Hanawa was the overall winner in the Guam off road spectacle, his Toyota powered vehicle is seen here headin' for the checkers. Yigo, Guam: The annual celebration of all things with wheels and motors entertained the residents of Guam in April as it has for many years. The Guam Racing Federa-tio n has a terrific site for their weekend long bash, in the Calvo Memorial Raceway Park. Over the years it's been improved, realigned, partly paved, and gently tweaked until it functions very well indeed as a site for a three-day motorsports binge. They've got drag strips, and drifting areas, and a mud bog course as well as a rock crawlin trail. And all that's in addition to a an off-road course that wanders past papaya trees and coconut palms, struggles with some horrible moguls, slips and slides onto a bit of pavement to titillate the spectators and scare the drivers, and lets them put on a three-hour champion-ship battle as the Grand Finale of the weekend, on Sunday. Guam and its neighbor-ing islands are apparently the homes of a group of people with a fierce love of competi-tion on wheels. They start racing at about four years old, with little uads, and radual-Ryyosuke Tomonori and Mikio Hatayama drove their Mitsubishi truck quickly but they had serious brake problems that pit them on their trailer. ly move up through bike sizes, 'ti! they're flying the moguls on big bikes. This means the weekend includes events for grammar school kids, pre-ado-lescents, teens, and grownups on every kind of vehicle pos-sible. Eventually, some move into cars, but most seem to stick with the bikes. Nowadays there's also lots of interest in the drag racing, and more and more youngsters are yearning to build rock racers. Things started off on Fri-day night with drag racing for street cars and a burnout com-petition. Then Saturday got off the ground with 8 a.m. racing, for bikes and ATVs. The day included transponder instal-lation and testing for the off road cars, their timed practise to determine start position, the Drifting, a car show and in the evening the Drag Race Championships. Sunday had a similar schedule, starting at 7 a.m. with minibikes, then segueing into ATV enduros, an open bike enduro (in which Alexander Smith competed) and judging of the barbecue contest. At one thirty the cars and trucks started their three-hour enduro, as the mud bog-gers happily sloshed around on the other side of the grounds. It was a busy weekend. ,· I • • • , · . ' < ; · .' ,> • , · . l I , I , t ,.·',. {ft,· , , · ,· l ,' \ ,' ,> t , I , I •·' J Joey Chrisostomo and Alexander M. Smith were the big winners in the Unlimited Buggy Category and they were the second overall finishers as well. There's a small fleet of off road race cars on the island, but there are no opportuni-ties to use them that don't involve costly and labor in-tensive shipping to off-island races. As a result, most of the cars stay parked, and unless they've been highly motivated to go racing, the owners find it too expensive an d time con-suming to go through all the prep work necessary for a o ne-weeke n d event. Thus, there weren't a lot of locals compet-ing in cars this year. The price of fuel was just one more item to add to a long list of deter-rents. It costs more there even than in Los Angeles. This year the majority of the car racers came from Ja-pan, where they compete on a regular basis. This time it was a pleasure to reconnect with Dave Matsui, who for many years raced a limited car in Ne-vada, flying over from Japan to <:ompete. His car still lives in the Vegas area, tended to and occasionally raced by Lucas Hand. Matsui was the team director for many of the J apa-nese competitors, and as it happens, one who speaks good racing English. He reported that he had set up the suspen-sions for 13 of the Japanese entries this year, including Hanawa's Toyota. The Japanese contingent unloaded and checked over their vehicles on Friday, then on Saturday they practiced, and late in the day, ran their qualifying laps to determine their start order. Joey Crisos-tomo, a resident of Guam, has a Jimco with a 3. 7 liter V6 in it, and he was going to share the driving with Alexander Malcolm Smith. Smith had al-ready raced here several times in recent years, and, like his dad, made a lot of friends, enjoyed h imself immensely, so came back to race again. Crisostomo would drive first, because, as he said, "Alexander pisses in the seat and I'm not driving after h im." Henry Simpson, organizer of the event, and major force beh in d t h e concept of the motorsports park, has recently sold his car, a C henowth, pow-ered by a V8, to Jon Walker a drag racer turned off road racer, who competes in the BITD series regularly in Class 1500. Walker, unfortunately, was unable to be there due to a family emergency, so he'd asked his helicopter mechanic, Phillip Kapp, to drive in the race. Kapp had never driven the car, nor raced, nor done any off roading. But he seemed game. The competition for these two would be tough. Ikuo Hanawa, who started off road racing in a four wheel drive vehicle, and then built himself a copy of Ivan Stewart's single seat Toyota, had won at this event in '03, '07 and '09 in that car. It changes a bit each year, and has morphed into a big one-seat buggy with a Toyota Tundra motor. For this year the only new thing was its wing, which Hanawa seemed to think was kind of funny. Two or three of the Japanese racers, including Yuichi Taka-hashi, Tetsuya Morimoto, and Riyosuki Tomomore had the equipment and experience to be competitive also. A three-hour enduro in 86 degree heat with about 86 per-cent humidty is no easy thing. Most teams had two or more drivers, but H anawa alway~ goes all the way by himself, as do several other Japanese com-petitors. They're tough. One of the toughest is Yuki Wata-nabe, who is paralyzed from the waist down, but still races a 4X4 in these competitions. He has competed in SCORE's Baja 1000 in the past, and has raced in the Guam event many times with varying success. His body does n o t function properly to cool itself off, so he usually has to take a break, ice himself down and let a co-driver deal with the race for several laps. Nonetheless, he's there every year. A Chenowth that belongs to Jon Walker had a bunch of hard landings and Yuichi Takahashi had a most wonderful race, he ran the course in good time and We're told tha t in Ja p a n there are almost n o opportu-nities to race o n a course of this t ype, with everyon e on the course at the same time. Typically their events are more like Arena Cross (though not eventually pulled out of the competition, driven by a guy named Turner. he took home the bronze medal for a third overall finish. Continued on page 24 Dusty Times July 2012 Page 23

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.. " \ so extreme) in that two cars go off together for a timed duel to the end of a fairly short course. At the end of the day the fastest car wins, but the highly competitive Japanese racers really enjoy the oppor-tunity to go head-to-head with a bunch of cars and trucks, passing or being passed, and trying to get to the front. The course is a tough one. It's 1.2 miles in length, with some really tight turns, most of which involved moguls. There's a section that runs uphill a bit and makes a sweep-ing turn through the jungle, but it's cut out of coral, which plays havoc with the tires, and it's always lumpy, never smooth. On the other hand, the course doesn't develop "whoops" like the ones racers love to hate in parts of the Nevada desert and Baja. At one point, the racers dropped down a short hill, moving off a gravelly apron, onto the blacktop which is the area in front of the stands. The transition from the dirt to the pavement is tricky, and several drivers got into trouble in the serpentine section laid out to entertain the spectators. It was very easy to end up parked in the wall, or turned around backwards. Simpson designed the course layout. As usual, there were repairs to make after the Saturday af-ternoon qualifying. The most drastic development was the broken suspension part in Mikio Hatayama's Mitsubishi Montero, which had qualified third fastest before breaking. For a while it looked as if the team was out, but they took off into the surrounding neighborhoods, and found a Montero parked and mould-ering at the side of the road, and bought it for$ 1000., then worked until midnight, replac-ing the broken part on the race car. On Sunday morning they were all there, and everyone made it through the running start, even the helicopter me-chanic, Turner, was still mov-ing along smartly after getting through the first pavement section. Hanawa, as the fast-est qualifier, with a fast lap time of 2:09:34, started first, and basically stayed in front all the way. But it wasn't a runaway. Crisostomo stayed right with him. Yuichi Taka-hashi, in an Unlimited Buggy was also looking good, and the Mitsubishi, with its newly-Page 24 I I '1 t ', ·,', ' , ,.·. '; ',) ' (, l , . '\ : , '-. r,• I:·.-,,~~'-"'<,•:,~ ..... ,'.', '. I•' ', '·, ', . I A fourth overall finish went to Tetsuya Morimoto in his really good looking buggy, he's seen here nicely airborne on his way home. installed suspension parts, was also making good time. By the end of the second lap they'd worn through the top layer of watered dirt, and big plumes of dust that didn't blow away started to rise up. It's not possible to water this event while it's in progress, and in any case, fresh water is scarce out there in the middle of the ocean, and they don't ever get heavy handed with their water trucks. About a half-hour into the race Kapp ran afoul of the gravel-dusted pavement and spun out, when his throttle stuck, ending up with his front end speared on part of the railing separating the track from the grand-stands. The first rescue group that tried to free him gave up, and they sent Walker's crew down into the area with a truck loaded with seven men and some equipment meant to cut away whatever needed cutting away. At about the time this was going on Crisostomo made a two-minute stop because the car didn't seem to be running right. The crew discovered this was due to loose plug wires, so it had been running on just four cylinders. They found and fixed it very quickly. In the meantime others were also needing pit time. Takashi Na-katani, leading in the limited buggy class, had to get a new front tire, and also installed a new driver, 'tho we don't have the second driver's name. Yuichi Morimoto, in the un-limited class, needed fuel and to have his goggles cleaned. And Watanabe had already been in and out of the pits a couple of times. The Mitsubishi team wasn't happy with the performance of their car, and it spent a lot of time in the pits. That was too bad, because when it ran well it was fast indeed. And it was great fun to watch the drivers manhandle it over the moguls. Just to make the event more interesting, there was, as always, a whole flock of 4WD vehicles, under 2000ccs. They bounced and swayed along the course, about 30 or 40 seconds a lap slower than the unlimited class leaders. They were going plenty fast for what they were -mostly Suzukis apparently, with short wheelbases and high centers of gravity, they always look like a disaster wait-ing to happen, but the drivers brought them around time and time again, unscathed and running strong. Watching the unlimited vehicles get safely past them over and over again, was often unnerving and excit-ing. The course is not wide as in a desert course where the driver can sometimes use p 100 yards to get around a slower vehicle. They had to stick within the borders of the track, or they'd be head-on into someone coming from the opposite direction in several parts of the course. There were areas where passing was fairly easy, but of course a fast car wouldn't always catch the slow car at an opportune place. Another interesting car was the Toyota of Dr. Keiko Hama-guchi, a female surgeon from Tokyo. She had participated in the Pharaons Rally in Egypt recently, in the car class and had finished fifth, apparently doing all the driving. She was scheduled to drive all the way in this event also, competing in the Unlimited 4X4 class, which is also Hanawa's class. Her vehicle was a Toyota FJ Cruiser. In th/ limited buggy class Masakazu Amauchi, one of the drivers who's been to Guam many times, ran well for a w·hile, but after 22 laps was out of the race due to a serious leak from his radiator. At roughly midway through the race Crisostomo pulled out and Smith hopped into the car. Crisostomo was glad to get out, saying "That woulda been a tough three hours." It was really hot, with almost no cooling breeze, and, accord-ing to Crisostomo, the course was "getting really chewed up." Smith, who's dueled with Hanawa several times now, took off in hot pursuit, re-ally pushing the car hard, anxious to catch and try to pass Hanawa. Hanawa, know-July 2012 \ '. . ' ' . \ '\ . ' . ... ·-. ' '. ,_ \ ' , I • i, i •, • 1, ~ I , f ( ( '. I 1 ' \ 1,. I I<' , ~ • I, • \ • '. ,' • 1 ~ • ' l I , I \. t ' ~ ' Someone, we don't know who was mud bogging a short distance away, it certainly looks like fun but we don't want to get that dirty. ing he was coming, was also water. Simpson hopped into pushing hard, trying to put a his pickup, which was one of bunch of slower cars between the course retrieval vehicles, his car and Smith's. He passed and hustled out across the · a couple of the little 4X4s on field, to try to get him out of one of the knolls and sent the his fix. But Simpson's truck course-marker tires flying to high-centered in the soft sand the delight of the crowd. next to the turn/hole. One Yuichi Takahashi, running of the regular course work-second in the Unlimited buggy ers tied on to Smith with class, made a stop for new his UTV and pulled him out tires, losing little time. And smartly, delivering him to his then it became apparent that pit where they discovered he down in the paved area, in had a front flat. They did a front of the grandstands, there fast tire change, but then the was a car on its side. It was car wouldn't start, and it took Kapp again, apparently not the crew a while to find the quite able to cope with the battery and the cable which pavement. It didn't take long was apparently loose. Mean-to get him going again, and he while, they decided they might showed no signs of wanting to as well dump some fuel into give up. Word came that the the car. All together he lost Mitsubishi was having "seri-about five laps. And time was ous brake problems", but were ticking down -unless Hanawa working on it because "They had some serious problem don't give up." there was no way Smith could After about 20 minutes possibly make up the deficit. Smith had caught Hanawa, The race was over just minutes and with his nose right up later, with Hanawa once again on the Toyota's bumper, was taking the overall win. He said pushing him hard. They then he'd had "no problems, every-proceeded to circle the track thing good -good race", all t'he' again and again, with Smith while grinning hugely. right there, but unable to get So Hanawa was the star, past. The fans loved it. Every winning the Unlimited four two minutes and 13 seconds or wheel drive class by 18 laps, so they'd show up, nose to tail. and taking the overall win by In the meantime, on the side- five having completed 78 laps. lines, Crisostomo and Simp-His time was 3:03:21. Crisos-son decided they were going to tomo and Smith still took the have to build a Trophy Truck win in the Unlimited Buggy so they'd be sure to be able to class in 3:03:29 for their 73 "challenge Hanawa" next year. laps, two laps ahead of Yuichi The two embattled leaders Takahashi, who was only three continued their terrific show, laps up on Tetsuya Morimoto. coming around right on sched-Doctor Hamaguchi was sec-ule, nose to tail. Late in the ond in the Unlimited 4X4 rate Smith managed to get the class, completing 60 laps in nose of his car up by Hanawa's 3:04:06. Yasuhiro Yamashita rear tire, but just couldn't get was third, with 56 laps, and past him. He was doing all his Ryosuki Tomomori and Mikio driving in a cloud of dust and Hatayama were fourth in their flying rocks, while Hanawa troubled Mitsubishi, finishing had only an occasional shower 51 laps in 3:05:27. of dirt as he and Smith passed Tatsuya and Shinya Ogi-a slower vehicle. hara won the 4WD Under Meanwhile, others were in 2000ccs class, completing 66 and out of the pits, and the laps in 3:05: 19. Second went doctor kept going around and to Shinjiro Imamura and Ta-around, not terribly speedy, kashi Hanato with 60 laps in but never putting a wheel 3:04:45. wrong, and not abusing her In the Limited Buggy class car. The Chenowth, and its the winner was Takashi Na-novice helicopter-mechan-katani, who did 66 laps in ic driver, was still coming 3:04:07. Amauchi, who'd done around. Kapp was apparently only 22 laps and went out undiscouraged by his mishaps, early,was credited with second. and could be seen to be catch-As always, everyone had a lot ing on. Then, as Smith went of fun, there was plenty of excit-around a narrow hairpin, one ing racing to watch, and if one of the Suzukis, which he'd just tired of that there was always passed, got a bit sideways on a the mud bogging, rock climbing bump, hit Smith's rear wheel and barbecue contest. What a and slid him into a hole. The way to spend a weekend! We Samurai went on, unfazed, can't wait to see the new Trophy but Smith was dead in the Truck in 2013. Dusty Times

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) . ; I. LAKE ELSINORE REGIONAL creed Wins Big By Homer Eubanks Photos: Trackside Photo It was a good day for Brian Cannon at Lake Elsinore, he took the gold medal in the M6 event, he's seen here opening up a 15 second lead. Sheldon Creed was the big winner in the Currie Enterprises Ultra 4 race at Lake Elsinore, seen here saving some tire wear. Round three of the Lucas Oil Regional So Cal Off Road series Presented by Kartek was held at the new Lake Elsinore Motor-sports Park short course track. Weather was agreeable except a cool breeze towards the end of the day but if one were to review the day nowhere can off road racing enthusiasts get a better deal than for $10 entry, com-plete with a full day of racing. JR Kart 1 A field of 13 Kartek AM Ortega Jr. 1 Karts saw Travis Pecoy set the fastest qualifying time besting Cole Dexheimer. Third quickest y,as Jaydin Win-bury. Dexheimer came back in the heat race on a mission to take the checkers over Pecoy. Taking the final podium spot was Christopher Poolvorde. A roll over in turn one caused a restart of the Kart JR 1 main event. Once everyone got straightened out it was Tra-vis Pecoy taking the early lead with Dexheimer a close second. Ricky Gutierrez was able to keep the front two runners in sight as he pulled away from the rest of the pack. Shortly after the mid-race yellow brought the action back together Dexheimer dropped out of contention giv-ing Pecoy the lead and eventual win. Christopher Poolvorde earned second over third place Jaydin Winbury. Cole Dexheimer was the big winner in the AM Ortega Kart race at Lake It was a second place finish for Jimmy Fishback in the Black Rhino UTV Elsinore, Cole had 3.3 seconds in hand when he took the checkers. contest, he's seen here nicely airborne on his way home. JR Kart II Dylan Winbury took top honors during qualifying for the Kartek CMI J2 Kart de-vision. Shelby Anderson was second quickest. Jeremy Davis had qualified fourth but found some extra speed in the heat race to cross the finish line ahead of Shelby Anderson. Dar-ren Hardesty was third. There were 15 starters in the main event with Sammy Gutierrez and Trevor Briska sharing the front row on the start. Gutier-rez rolled over in turn one caus-ing a restart and on the restart Shelby Anderson was able to slip inside for the lead. Ronnie Anderson grabbed second and Travis Pecoy was third. A couple of laps later Dylan Winbury had taken over the thrid spot and quickly moved up to challenge for second and within a few turns took second from Ron-nie Anderson. The racers got shuffled around after the mid race yellow. Shelby Anderson dropped back as Travis Pecoy had taken over the lead. Jeremy Davis moved up in second and Dylan Winbury was third. At the checkers the front three remained the same. Darren Hardesty missed the podium in fourth. Early leader Shelby An-derson was fifth. · Kart Modified Fans seeking some tight rac-ing action had to look no fur-ther than the Synergy Elec-Continued on page 26 Performance Proven for Desert & Off-Road Use 150 Heavy Duty Sizes to Choose from Detail & Pressure Wash Tanks Marine Holding & Water Tanks Bulk Storage.& Waste Tanks R.V. Tanks Quality Products & Friendly Service RONCO PLASTICS, INC. • 714-259-1385 • FAX 714-259-0759 • 15022 Parkway Loop, Suite B • Tustin, CA 92780 • CALL, WRITE or FAX us to Receive a Free Catalog VISA ~-------------------------------------------------------~ Page 25 July 2012 Dusty Times I • ..

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''' tric Modified Kart main event. Right from the get go Sheldon Creed took charge but had Myles Cheek shadowing his ev-ery move. Settling in the third spot Cole Mamer stayed close enough that both the front run-ners could feel the pressure. To keep the fans on their toes the front two swapped the lead several times. Neither one could shake loose form the other. Just before the white flag lap Creed had the lead but Cheek found the inside open enough to take charge. Creed dogged Cheek's every move and made a last turn attempt causing the two to cross under the checkers in what was determined as a photo finish go-ing to Sheldon Creed. Creed's overall time was 9.25.128 with Cheek turning in 9.25.160. Cole Mamer was a close third tripping the clock at 9.25.297. UTV A total of 18 vehicles turned out for the Black Rhino UTV / Pilot / RZR / Trophy Kart Adult class but none could match the effort of the number one plate holder Bryan Osborn. Dusty Times JT Stephens took third place honors in the Currie Enterprises Ultra 4 action, he's seen here in beautiful level flight. Osborn came out early to set fast qualifying time and was able to capture both the heat and main events. Jimmy Fish-back was able to keep pressure on Osborn in both events but when crossing under the check-ers he had to settle for second in both events. Cary Thompson finished third in both the heat and main events. Buggy The dominate force in the Alumni C_raft Limited Buggy / 1600 Buggy / Lite Buggy was Zac Hunt. Hunt took charge of the field of 17 contestants in the heat race and was able to hold off Zac Sizelove for the win. The front two had pulled away from the pack that saw Bud Ward cross over the finish line third. In the main event Hunt was able to distance him-self from the battle for second. John Proctor, and at first Bud Ward, battled then Brad Wilson moved up to challenge Proctor for second. later in the race Wil-son lost his third spot to Robert Lansing. While all this was go-ing on Hunt cruised to victory. Proctor crossed over second with Lansing a close third. Icon Mini stock Brian Cannon came out strong in the Icon Vehicle Dy-namics Mini Stock/ Mini Open class setting quick time over Garret Goorsky. Third quickest was Mike Jenkins. In the heat race Cannon again bested Goor-sky who had a slow start and had to move through the field to finish second. Aaron Baker took third. In the main event Cannon was able to distance himself from the action fairly early. Goorsky, who again had to work his way from mid-pack, finished second after moving up one spot when Jonathan Elkins tagged the turn three wall and left the race. Goorsky was also helped out when Mike Jenkins lost a rear wheel while running in second. Goorsky was able to take second after the manda-tory caution but Cannon had checked out and won with a 15 second lead. Third was Aaron Baker. Jenkins kept his three legged racecar on course to fin-ish sixth . • Sheldon Creed set quick time in the Currie Enterprises Ultra 4 / Open V8 / Full Stock divi-sion. Chad Rayford was second quickest over JT Stephens. In the heat race Creed took off early and left the battle for second between Stephens and Rayford. When the six laps had finished it was Creed taking an easy win with JT Stephens sec-ond and Chad Rayford third. In the main event Sheldon Creed continued his dominance by once again checking out early on the pack. JT Stephens again took second but this time was assisted by Chad Rayford suf-fering from a left front flat dur-ing the event. Rayford finished third. In the Pro Am Pro Buggy class Dave Mason Jr, Competi-July 2012 • ' \ •, \ \ \ " \ ' \ , \ ' \ ~ ' \ <,. ~ '( ' .. • l , I \ i I i , • I I' I ~ 1 I • f • i t , ' • ~ • 1 •·1 { ,\<~_<\~ \ , ! . Aaron Baker shows all of us what not to do in your race car, we are not telling where we got the picture, better luck next time. It was a third place finish for Gary Thompson in the Black Rhino contest at Lake Elsinore, Gary is seen here reaching for the sky. tive Metals, set his first fast A total of 25 Beehive Cham-qualifying time of the season pionship 3 vehicles, sponsored over Bradley Morris. Mason. by Lucas Oil, The BEE-HIVE was not able to carry his speed Sports Bar, Rigid Lighting, into the heat race as he finished Hostility clothing, Fiberwerx, eighth as his teammate Geof-Slime, Dezert Rangers, Giant frey Cooley took the win over Motorsports, MCC construe-Randy Minnnier and Bradley tion, Leadfoot offroad, Mwil-Morris finished third. In the son photo, Giant motorsports, main event Bradley Morris and and MCC Construction, John Holmes shared row one signed up only to see Sttive on the start. Once racing, Hol-Herrera set his quickest quali-mes got loose in turn one and fying time. Dan Vance was sec-stalled. Morris led the pack out ond quickest over Vincent Mu-of turn one with Cooley second noz. When racing started in and Mason third. A couple of the heat race Herrera couldn't laps later Morris barrel rolled keep the top honors and fell over the huge table jump be-back as far as 17th. With Her-fore turn two. With Morris out rera having his troubles Dan of the race Cooley inherited Vance took charge and pulled the lead. Cooley had company some breathing distance from throughout the race from Ma-Munoz. Dan Vance was able son but Mason was not able to to hold his lead throughout find an opening. As these two the race to take the checkers. battled they pulled away from Vincent Munoz finished sec-Randy Minnnier. By the last lap ond and Ryan Agius crossed Cooley was able to pull some over third. In the main event breathing room over Mason Dan Vance dominated. Vance and Mason was a comfortable pulled ahead to finish the distance from Minnnier, his event 35 seconds ahead of closest competition. Geoffrey Vincent Munoz. Crossing over Cooley won wicli Dave Mason in third was fourth place fin-Jr second and Randy Minnnier isher in the heat race Daniel held on for third. Chamlee. Madix Bailey took the bronze medal in the AM Ortega Kart race at Lake Elsinore, he's seen here at one of many touchdowns during the race. Page 26

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I I more Trail Notes ... 2012 SCORE DESERT SERIES CLASS POINT LEADERS -(NOTE: Motorcycles, ATVs and SPT UTVs race in the SCORE San Felipe 250, SCORE Baja 500 and SCORE Baja 1000) (With Class wins in parenthesis) Pro Cars and Trucks: SCORE TROPHY TRUCK-1. Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Ford F-150 (2), 271; 2. Juan C. Lopez, Tecate, Mexico, Chevy Silverado, 265; 3. B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado (1), 254; 4. Steven Strobel, Clarks, Neb., Ford F-150, 240; 5. Tim Herbst, Las Vegas/Larry Roeseler, Boul.evard, Calif., Ford F-150, 226; 6. Ryan Arciero, Foothill Ranch, Calif./Troy Herbst, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 216; 7. Ken Losch, Chandler, Ariz., Chevy Silverado, 211; 8. Mark Weyhrich, Troutdale, Ore., Ford·F-150, 207; 9. Cameron Steele, San Clemente, Calif., GMC Sierra, 206;10. Nick Vanderwey, Phoenix/Curt LeDuc, Cherry Valley, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 177; 11. Brendan Gaughan/Brian Collins, Las Vegas, Dodge Raml500, 167; 12. Dan McMillin, La Mesa, Calif./Chuck Hovey, Escondido, Calif., Ford F-150, 166; 13. Andy McMillin/Scott McMillin, National City, Calif., Ford F-150, 161; 14. (Tie) Gary Weyhrich, Troutdale, Ore., Ford F-150 and Pete Sohren, Glendale, Ariz., Ford F-150, 143. ALSO: 18. Bryce Menzies, Las Vegas, Ford F-150 (1), 115. CLASS 1-1. Cody Parkhouse, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy (1), 241; 2. Ronny Wilson, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 208; 3. (tie) Monica Greenhill, Crowley, Texas, Jimco-Chevy and Clyde Stacy, Bristol, Va./Justin Matney, Bristol, Tenn., Geiser-Chevy, 199; 5. Tony Miglini, Dallas/Armin Kremer, Germany, Jimco-Chevy, 186; 6. Darnen Jefferies, Apple Valley, Calif., Jefferies-Chevy, 179; 7. Luke McMillin, El Cajon, Calif./Justin Smith, Capistrano Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy (2), 172; 8. Brian Parkhouse, Long B-each, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 106; 9. Conan Barker, Whitter, Calif., Porter-Ford, 103; 10. Buddy Feldkamp, Redlands, Calif., Penhall-Chevy, 89. CLASS 1/2-1600--1. Cody Robinson, El Centro, Calif./Roberto Romo, Mexicali, Mexico, Romo-VW (2), 226; 2. Robert Archibald, El Cajon, Calif., Mirage-VW (1), 217; 3. George Peters, Newbury Park, Calif., Lothringer-VW, 184; 4. Jesus Velez, Mexicali, Mexico, AKE-VW, 152; 5. Brad Wilson, Long Beach, Calif., Kreger-VW, 151; 6. J.J. Schnarr, Reno, Nev./Mark Levrett, Sparks, Nev., Levco-VW, 121; 7. Brian Wilson, Long Beach, Kreger-VW, 120; 8. Jason Coleman, Huntington Beach, Calif./C.J. Hutchins, Las Vegas, Kreger-VW (1), 99. . , ' l • ) I • . . , CLASS 3-1. Donald Moss, Sacramento, Calif., Ford Bronco (4), 230; 2. Billy Bunch, La Quinta,. Calif., Jeep Wrangler, 176. CLASS 5-1. Kevin Carr, San Diego, VW Baja Bug (3),224; 2. Jose Lopez, Mexicali, Mexico, VW Baja Bug (1), 144. CLASS 5-1600-1. Clyde Stacy, Bristol, Va., VW Baja Bug (2), 218; 2. Erich Reisen, Canada, VW Baja Bug (2), 199. CLASS 6-1. Eduardo Laguna, Mexicali, Mexico, Chevy Colorado (3), 179; 2. Javier Manzo, Tijuana, Mexico, Ford Ranger, 138; 3. Josh Quintero, El Centro, Calif., Ford Raptor, 110; 4. Gavin Skilton, Anaheim, Calif., Honda Pilot (1), 87. CLASS 7-1. Dan Chamlee, Carpenteria, Calif., Ford Ranger (2), 184; 2. Brandon Walsh, Encinitas, Calif., Toyota Tacoma, 138; 3. Jose Gonzalez, Mexicali, Mexico, Ford Ranger, 1094. Arturo Alvarez, Mexicali, Mexico, Ford Ranger (1), 97; 5. Victor Herrera Sr, Tijuana, Mexico, Ford Ranger (1), 85. CLASS 7SX-l. Elias Hanna, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford Ranger (2), 178; 2. Justin Fisher, San Ysidro, Calif./John Holmes, Encinitas, Calif., Ford Ranger (1), 175; 3. Ricardo Garcia, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford Ranger (1), 111. CLASS 8-1. Rodolfo Iribe, Tijuana, Mexico, Chevy Silverado (4), 230. CLASS 10-1. Matt Cullen, Long Beach, Calif., AlumiCraft-Honda (2), 227; 2. Mike Lawrence, El Monte, Calif., Chenowth-Chevy (1), 211; 3.-Peter Hajas, Wayzata, Minn., Kreger-Chevy, 206; 4. Perry McNeil, Lemon Grove, Calif., Lothringer-VW, 195; 5. Mark Lawrence, El Monte, Calif., Lothringer-VW, 186. SCORE LITES-1. Otoniel Huerta, San Luis, Ariz., Curry-VW (1), 218; 2. Brent Parkhouse, Long Beach, Calif./ Brian Burgess, Riverside, Calif., Moulton-VW (1), 171; 3. Carlos Gonzalez, Mexicali, Mexico, Porter-VW, 136; 4. Jeff Sanca, Canada, Porter-VW, 133; 5. Rafael Navarro IV, Temecula, Calif./Vic Bruckmann, Lemon Grove, Calif., Jimco-VW (1), 123; 6. Arnoldo Ramirez, Ensenada, Mexico/Ricardo Malo, Mexicali, Mexico, Jimco-VW (1), 99. CLASS 11-1. Eric Solorzano, Tijuana, Mexico, VW Sedan, 45. STOCK FULL-1. Wes Bevly III, Corpus Christi, Texas, Ford F-150 (3), 224;. 2. Joe Bacal, Anthem, Ariz., Lexus LX570 (1), 142. STOCK MINI-1. Andy Bell/Ted Moncure, Long Beach, Calif., Toyota Tacoma (3), 200. PROTRUCK-1. Chelsea Magness, Desert Hot Springs, Calif., Ford F-150 (1), 85. CLASS 7-2-1. Billy Wilson/Wes Bevly IV, Corpus Christi, Texas, BajaLite-Chevy (2), 219; 2. Reid Rutherford, Montrose, Colo. Mason-Chevy (1), 160; 3. Mike West, Chandler, Ariz., TrophyLite-Chevy (1), 86. CLASS 4-1. Derek Fletcher, Abingdon, Va., PSD-Chevy (3), 224; 2. Mike Shaffer, Oakland, Calif., Custom-Chevy (1), 172. CLASS 2-1. Clyde Stacy, Bristol, Va., PSD-Chevy (3), 200; 2. Jon Anderson, San Juan Capistrano, Calif., Toyota Tacoma, 68. Sportsman: SPT TRUCK-1. Nick Tonelli, Huntington Beach, Calif., Ford Ranger (3), 187. SPT BUGGY-1. Jim Bunn, Bristol, Va., RGBBuggy-Chevy (3), 219. 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 arid rally reports, written by the best off road journalists in the business. Don't iniss an issue! Subscribe now! Foreign Subscriotions 1 Year ............... $25.00 1 Year ............... $55.00* 2 Years ............. $40.00 2 Years ........... S110.00* 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. 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'. ,_ ----r--- ---- - • ' l '< r , ---·-~·\:~ - 7 T -rr, (f, ,, , ' (Ii• 4 1 / I • f •I'!, It ! , • I (I' ( '· { '• , 1990 GREAT MOJAVE 250 Herbsts Take Class 1 . . And Class 2 By Jean Calvin Photos: Trackside Photo Bob Gordon had a little shock trouble with his Chenowth, but he picked up time on the last lap to finish second in Class 2 and fourth overall. It was busy at the start/finish line when the first cars finished a lap before all had started. Here Danny Cau gives the green than spend an extra couple of hours talking to contin-gency donors. This develop-ment was undoubtedly due to the fact that the start/ finish area was some 30 miles from town, and over ten miles of the trip was on a dusty, rocky, narrow desert trail posted at 20 mph and heavily patrolled by vari-ous law enforcement folks from county mounties to the BLM rangers. Also, unlike many events which put the tech inspection at the end of contingency row forcing competitors to go through the line, neither Parker or Lucerne have this feature. to Matt McBride for his second lap in Class 2, as Evan Evans waits to start in Class 6. Photo by Judy Smith · The annual trek to the tiny desert community of Lu-cerne Valley, CA has become almost a "rite of spring" for desert racers. In the past the event has been held in April, but this year it was moved back four weeks on the cal-endar and held on March 11, a bit early to see the wild flowers blooming on the desert. But that was about all that was missing from the 1989 edition of the SCORE Great Mojave 250. The car entry was up by five vehicles this round, again like Parker with a num-ber of no shows, but a bigger entry was expected, since last year the event, due to scheduling woes, took place on Easter weekend. For inex-plicable reasons the motor-cycle entry was well down, one third less than last year with only 43 starters in the numerous classes for two and four wheel vehicles, de-spite the fact that once again. SCORE made the monu-Staging for the cars began mental effort to provide at 5:45 a.m. Saturday morn-these classes with their own. ing at the impound area. Of course, which does produce course those late starting some logistical problems for classes for whom there was the race, with two courses, no room at the impound, bikes and cars, running at had to bring their race cars the same time and sharing to this staging from wherev• a common start/finish line. er they spent the night, and Beautiful spring weather then participate in the pa-greeted _he i:acers as they rade down the wash that dis-did their pre-race chores on sects the town out across the Friday. Like Parker, SCORE desert to the starting line, strings the activity allover and many said the parade town with registration a:-: route held rougher terrain one end of the basically than the race course. Need-one main street village, ·the less to say, at that hour of contingency row in anoth-the morning there were few er area, tech inspection in parade watchers on hand. still another location, and While the motorcycle impound in a dusty field, classes began racing at 6:00 which turned out to be too a.m., the first cars were due small for the car entry. The to start racing at 7:a.m. bikes were not subject to With the heavy car entry, impound. and a less than 60 mile The contingency donors route for the cars, anoth-turned out in droves to line er problem emerged at the both sides of a new area start line. Even starting one which was far b"etter than car every 15 secor:ids, it was previous spots in Lucerne doubtful if they would all Valley. However they ended get off before the first of up talking to each other half the Class 2 starters would of the time which stretched finish their first lap. Sure from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. enough, Brian Collins, the Apparently many racers first Class 2 driver on the JohnKellybroughthisRacecofromTucsontocompete,andht1ranaquickpace, chose to go directly to the trail, was back as the Chal-hadnorealtrouble, andcamehomeagoodsecondinClass 1. tech inspection area, rather lengers were starting, and =========::::::===============;--.====--------------_;;:_--, he had half a dozen other chargers in his wake. Still, the HDRA timing team aug-mented by SCORE course workers got it all handled, with the Challenger, 3/14, 6 and II cars getting off the start with their actual start-ing time recorded rather than a predetermined time. But it was confusing for a time at the start line as the bikes, halfway through their race, were also passing the timing area. Twenty-five starters in Class 2 led the herd of cars through the pit area and off into the race course. Brian Collins started first in his Chenowth /Porsche a.nd he stayed there through the first lap, and he figured the dust free position was good for a minute or more on time. Collins turned the only race lap under an hour, doing the route in 57:40, despite slowing for the congestion. Next on time were Jim at\_Q Lisa Greenway at 1:02:01 in a Raceco/Toyota, followed in 35 seconds by Ed and Tim Herbst, Chenowth, and they had "Matt McBride/Steve Sourapas, Raceco1a mere five more seconds behind them, with Bob Richey/ Harold Hicks just ten more seconds further down in a Raceco/Porsche. Follow-ing under a three minute blanket were Mike Lund/ Buzz Combe, Frank Snook/ Eric Arras, Bob Gordon/Cal Wells Jr., Jack Short, Jim and Mark Temple, and Len Newman/Mike Gaughan. Overall Parker winner Danny Letner did not cover a lap, nor did Stuart Chase, and three more, including Short went missing on the next lap. Collins slowed by almost six minutes in the second lap traffic, but he led the herd on time by 1 I I ( ( C I Mike Lund, with Buzz Combe riding shotgun, whipped his Chenowth Right with the leaders midway, Jim and Lisa Greenway had rear I d s h Always quick, las Vegan James Barbeau ran three fast laps in the along the trail to a keen third in Class 2. The team is moving to suspension. trouble with the Toyota Raceco, but sa vage ,ourt Class 8. place in Class 2. Raceco, but trouble on the third round dropped him to third in Class 1. Page 28 July 2012 Dusty Times

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' . '· ,"•I Ivan Stewart nailed fast lap for Class 1 on the first round in the Toyota but axle woes dropped a lot of time and Ivan was fourth in Class 1. six minutes midway in the race. McBride held second, a mere four seconds up on the Greenways, with the Herbsts, making a driver change, fourth over a minute back. Lund held fifth, just three seconds later, followed by Mark and Kurt Hamil-ton, three minutes back, who were just 20 seconds ahead of Bob Gordon, who had stopped for some fresh shocks. Snook/ Arras were next followed by Corky and Scott McMillin and Bob Richey, now without power steering and some gears, all very close on time at midpoint. Brian Collins lost a trans-mission} and other front runners had troubles· too. After three of four laps Ed and Tim Herbst had nearly a four minute lead on the Hamiltons , who unfortu-nately vanished on the last lap in the car that won over-all here last year with Willis Hamilton and Marty Letner 'at the helm. Bob Gordon was urf'to third, another minute down, followed in a half a minute by the McMillins, who b 'ad Lund just 16 seconds behind them, as the Greenways had tear shock troubles and dropped to sixth. and Richey was on their bumper. But, it would still be a sprint race on the final round. It was the Chenowth of Ed and Tim Herbst t·h at boomed across the finish line, first on the road, first in Class 2 and first overall. It was the first overall vic-tory, in fact class victory for the brothers from Las Vegas in the SCORE/HORA se-ries, although they have won before in SNORE events .. They race the old fashioned way with Ed driving the first two laps with Tim riding, then they switch seats at the fuel stop, so Tim drove to the finish with Ed riding shotgun. They raced without second gear for most of the distance, but had no other troubles, and they were overjoyed with the victory. Bob Gordon did a quick final lap to haul his Chenowth into second in Class 2, fourth overall, just a couple minutes up on Mike Lund. With a sagging rear suspension Jim and Lisa Gre-enway salvaged fourth, 3 1/ 2 minutes later, a mere 43 sec-onds ahead of Bob Richey. Jerry Penhall/Denois Miller nailed sixth, followed by the McM illi ns, Snook/ Arras, McBride/Sourapas, and a dozen cars finished in Class 2 including Walter Prince in the Cr,ndy Cane decorated Raceco~ A fairly slim field of 11 cars took the green. in Class 1, and they all got in at least one lap. Ivan Stew-art whipped off fast lap for the class, 1:03:38 to lead the first lap in the radical Toyota, which looked to be working just fine this race. But in his dust, just two sec-onds back/was Troy Herbst in a Chenowth/Porsche, and Jim Stiles was just a minute behind him in the Raceco/ Toyota, with Mark Mcmil-lin only another six seconds down in his new Chenowth/ Porsche. Jerry Leighton was about two minutes back in fifth, and Jim Barbeau was a couple more minutes back in his Raceco. This bunch were really hauling. First lap leader Steve McEachern had a great day in the new Dodge, one flat for trouble and finished a strong second in the Class 8 action. Dusty Times ' ( . , Frank Vessels and Jon Nelson led three of the four laps handily in Class 8, thundered across the desert in the Chevrolet and won the class by 14 minutes and took a close second overall. Leighton vanished on lap 2, along with two others, and McMillin edged Stewart for the lead by a scant 12 sec-onds. Herbst was back a half minute, with Stiles another minute in arrears, and now nobody else was close. But on the next lap Stiles retired with carburetion trouble, and McMillin was down with engine woes, and only six covered three laps and they all finished. Out front with a lap to go was Troy Herbst with 23 minutes in hand over second running John Kelly, Raceco. q ., (.,,, . .., =-= =-') .,,,,~~--· .f---~ .r Rare opportunity to purchase this incredible Ex-Factory-Supported Honda Ridgeline SCORE-International Stock-Mini Champion Race_Truck. Despite losing about ten minutes Barbeau held third, and Stewart, who lost time with broken axles dropped to fourth, about five min-utes back. It was quite a scene at the finish, as Ed and Tim Herbst waited for the young-est brother, and dad Jerry arrived just as Troy did, the frosting on the Herbst cake for sure. Troy ran solo in the <;::henowth/Porsche stop-ping only for fuel, and he won Class 1 by 21 minutes and finished third overall. They are probably still eel-To many wins to list! Last time raced was winner of 2010 Baja 1000, as well as 2010 SCORE-International Stock Truck Division Champion. I I ebrating in Las Vegas. John Kelly, from Arizona, drove solo to take second in class in his Raceco, about seven minutes up on James Bar-beau, another stormer from Las Vegas. Ivan Stewart was less than a minute behind in fourth, followed by Jacques de Roquancourt, Raceco,and William Church, Raceco, whq had constant timing gear troubles all day. All six finishers drove alone. Among the dozen starters in Class 8, Robby Gordon did not go a lap in his new Ford, with unfixable shock problems, and a couple more failed on the second lap. Young Steve McEachern had his Dodqe in the lead with fast class lap of 1:03.21 on lap 1, but Frank Vessels had his Chevy just astern, by 21 seconds. Walker Evans was next, his Dodge doing a 1:05:41 with P.J. Jones, Parnelli's son, riding shot-gun. Dave Shoppe was back about 18 seconds here and a couple minutes ahead of Chris Minor, who had big trouble on lap 2 and retired his Chevrolet midway in the fray. On the second lap Frank Vessels, with car builder Jon Nelson riding along, Continued ,n ,,,e 30 For sale as driven onto trailer at finish of Baja 1000. Needs some fab work and prep. Comes with built-in GPS, complete spares package and full pit supply boxes for chase trucks. Too many parts to list. Hurry! Won't last! FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. CONTACT: GAVIN SKILTON 714.779.ZZ77 July 2012 Page 29

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Walker Evans, with P.J. Jones riding in the Dodge, flew over the sand to finish just three minutes back in third place in Class 8. Steve Barlow had his problems on the second lap but hfJ came back fast to move into second in Class 10 at the checkered flag. kept up a torrid pace to take over the lead by five min-utes from McEachern, with Dodge boss Evans holding a minute and a half back, and Shoppe, with his son Brent in the right seat, was now down another seven minutes in fourth, and the others were well back. Michael Schuringa/Jeff Bon-net, Chevrolet, and John Gable/Curt LeDuc, in a brand new Ford. Class 10 had a 19 car field, but three failed on the first lap, and it must have been tough running in the Class 8 dust. There was a good wind blowing, which helped a lot, but dust was still the major hazard. Mike and Wayne Withers did class fast lap '' \ ( ' Scott and Kent Pfeiffer did the number on the Class 10 regulars, their Chenowth in contention all the way. They took the lead on the final lap and won the class by over 18 minutes. on round 1 in the Raceco, a 1:10:18. It was tight though. Second was Steve Barlow, eight seconds back, followed by Kirk Van Matre, another eight seconds down, but his Raceco was not seen again. Scott and Kent Pfeiffer were half a minute back in their Chenowth, followed by Bill Poe, his ORE a mere 11 seconds further down, but 20 seconds up on Michael Church who was 22 seconds ahead of Scott Dinovitz/ John Hagle, and so it went down the line. Greg Aronson, following close in heavy dust com-ing toward Check 3, had a serious problem, with near zero visibility, and, as he saw some marker cones he also saw a person on the outside of the .turn where he was driving, and unfortu-nately couldn't avoid hitting the man, although he had the Craig Watkins Raceco well slowed down by then. Workers and medics from the check were on hand im-mediately, and eventually Aronson went on down the course, but after Watkins did another lap in the car they retired. The man was airlifted to Loma Linda Uni-versity Hospital with prob-ably multiple leg and torso fractures, and was listed in serious condition at that time. Midway in the Class 10 bash, 14 were still in mo-tion, but eight were gone shortly. Here Mike Williams had his Meco in the lead with a minute 50 second lead on Mike Withers, but Williams was seen no more. The Pfeiffers were another minute back, followed in 49 seconds by Poe's two seat ORE, and Michael Church was next, but soon went to the pits for good with timing gear trou.bles, as did the Di-novitz car, here only another eight seconds back. Six covered three laps and Withers was back in front with 24 seconds over the Pfeiffer Chenowth. Poe, with Phil Kehoe riding along/was only four more seconds. down,and nobody else was close. But the fi. nal lap put Withers on the trailer, and Poe down for an ~ i._ I • I I J / I •. ( ( f I" t \ I ,II/I< ( 1 hour with a broken tie rod. Scott and Kent Pfeiffer went on to win the class and place 14th overall, a fine finish for the former bike champions. Steve Barlow had his woes on lap 2, but came back strong to place second, 15 minutes later in his JMR. With a steady drive, Steve Centurioni and· Bob Scott got the ORE home third, fol-lowed in by the luckless Bill Poe. A long second lap, but a fifth place finish went to Mike Petersen and Pat Dean in another of those quick Las Vegas Chenowths, and only five saw the checkered flag. With an all new percent-age system of determining starting order, Classes 4 and 7 incredibly started ahead of Class 1-2-1600 this race. The incredible part is that the new system is designed to be a benefit to the very low entry but high manufacturer interest groups. Anyhow, a big eight started in Class 4, but it was no contest for the win from the green flag. Jack Johnson, with Brent Foes riding in the Nissan racer, whipped off a 1:07:03 first lap, and the next three laps varied only by two minutes. Johnson won the class by 50 minutes with no strain and was sixth ov -rall, the third of four victories of the day for Las Vegas drivers. Steve Kelley/Ben M'etcalf had their Chevrolet in second on lap 1, only three minutes back, with Buddy Renoe/ Bill Donahoe next more than seven more minutes down, followed in another minute by John Dyck, whse Jeep J-IO went no farther. In fifth was Rod Hall wh'o did a big time en do in the old Dodge on the first lap, but he and Jim Fricker car-ried on. Not much ch.anged on the next lap as Vessels, with the bit in his teeth, was going for the overall win and in-creased his leading margin. Evans did a 1:03:46 to take over second ahead of his mate. But on the final lap, McEachern had no troubles, and Evans dropped some time. But nobody was close to Frank Vessels who won Class 8 by nearly 24 min-utes, and finished second overall, just over a minute out of the overall victory. Steve McEachern was a solid second, about three minutes ahead of Dodge mate Walk-er Evans, who had three minutes on Dave Shoppe. Well back but finishing were Robin Tullener/Dan Noyes, Ford, Dave Wes then/ Alex Bourland, brand new GMC, Jack Johnson took off fast in his Class 4 Nissan, did a class fast lap on the third round, and carried on with absolutely no trouble to win the class by 50 minutes and finish sixth overall. Buddy Renoe and Bill Donahoe had a trouble free race for a change, and they drove the Dodge right into a fine second place in Class 4. Dave Shoppe and son Brent had brake trouble on lap 2, but got moving Steve Centurioni and Bob Scott ran a good pace in the ORE, slowed Bill Poe was just seconds out of the Class 10 lead for three laps, but fast enough in the Ford to finish fourth in Class 8. some on lap 3, but zipped on home to take third place in Class 10. late in the fourth lap a broken tie rod dropped him to fourth place. Page 30 July 2012 Dusty Times

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With a pair of 1:10 laps Steve Kelley held second midway in the bash, hold-ing 19 minutes on Renoe/ Donahoe, and Hall/Fricker were now only eight more minutes down and seven were still running. On lap 3 Kelley lost a left rear hub which tossed the wheel into the desert, after banging into the cab and fender, and he lost over an hour in repairs. The order set on the third lap lasted through the race, with seventh run-ning Greg Hindson failing to finish. Buddy Renoe and Bill Donahoe were second at the flag with a good run in the Dodge that, oddly enough, is race prepped by Rod Hall's boys Chad and Josh in Reno. Rod Hall and Jim Fricker had a quick final lap to fin-ish six minutes later in their aging Dodge. Steve Kelley salvaged fourth with a l:ll final round. In fifth came Larry Monroe/Don Yosten in a Jeep J-IO, and last was Tim Pruett's Ford. Manny and Tudy Joe Esquerra out ran the competition in the seven truck Class 7 field. Their Ford Ranger led from flag to flag, and ended up winning by 17 minutes, good for 16th 0/A. Seven started in Class 7 but neither Larry Noel or Don Rountree got in a lap. Zipping over the course in 1: 10:30, Manny and Tudy Joe Esquerra led by ten min-utes after one lap, and they never looked back, their Ford Ranger winning by 17 minutes after four laps. Wayne Lee and Marc Cart-wright had the Chevy S-1O in second on lap 1, a mere seven seconds up on Roger Mears, Nissan. Russ Jones was down another three min-utes in fourth, followed by Brian and Lynn Dolinar, Ford. Mears turned up the wick on the next lap to take over second, about seven minutes ahead of Lee, who was eight minutes ahead of Jones. Mears increased his margin on the next lap over Lee to 14 minutes, Jones had big trouble, still held fourth, but he and Rick O'Donnell failed to finish in the Ford. At the flag Roger Mears/ Tony Alvarez were a clear sec-ond in the Nissan, 43 min-utes faster than the Wayne Lee/Marc Cartwright Chevy. Brian and Lynn Dolinar had big problems on lap 3, but got the Ford in for a fourth place finish. Class 1-2-1600 was the biggest by far, with 49 start-ers and 33 of them finished four laps. The sheer size and the close competition in this class made it difficult to follow, and we may have missed some top runners in the early laps. Scott Reams dashed off a 1 :09:44 first lap to lead the herd on time Scott and Bill Reams won their third consecutive race in Class 1-2-1600, as Scott did class fast lap on the first round. The team led by seconds all the way and won by over a minute in the ORC. in the O.R.C. Defending· points champs John Marking and Gary Cogbill had the J imco second, less than two minutes back, and Kevin and Brian Smith were another minute down, third in the Mi-rage, but merely 13 seconds ahead of Curt Farrar/Max Pina, O.R.E. Larry Martin, Chenowth, was fifth, five minutes out of the lead fol-lowed in 23 seconds by Brad Inch, who was three seconds ahead of Duke Perrin, who had nine seconds on Clau-dio Ponte. Well, you get the 21101 lEIAl IA ; IATEI IElllETB } • ., f' ' ' \ ~ '\ ,· ' ''. ' ' ' Roger Mears had only one delay, on the first lap, but he and TonyAlvarez came . back quickly and the Nissan finished easily in second place. picture. Strong contender Doug Fortin, Jr. found some-body had cut his clutch cable in the impound, so he was not only shoved to the back of the class line up, signifi-cant in such a big entry, but lost about half an hour mak-it)cg repairs after his start. Four were missing, and three more vanished on lap 2. By our count Scott and Bill Reams led midway by less than three minutes over Marking/Cogbill, who were only a minute up on Kevin and Brian Smith. Ponte was fourth, another two minutes back, 40 seconds ahead of Farrar/Pina, and Duke Per-rin was another two minutes down. Next, J.D. Ward was 18 more seconds down, fol-lowed in eleven seconds by Craig Forest, who had 17 seconds on Brad Inch. Nei-ther Ward nor Inch covered another lap. Several of the quick cars had problems on lap 3, but 35 were still running. The Reams team led now by only 13 seconds over Marking and Cogbill, and the Smiths held third merely 45 seconds Continued an page 32 l-&El ,, i'I 1111'll11 ,.,B -.:.&.:1,-J~ ... ~-~-~q .............. ~~i.&.:.1-.:.ll.ll.:l~-John Marking and Gary Cogbill had the Jimco just behind the leader all day and the points champs finished second out of 49 Class 1-2-1600 cars. Dusty Times July 2012 Page 31 ' '

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'' # ' \ .. ·, ~ , ) I I • f I • ., i I I (,, I ( ~ , , t I • \ ' ( (. \ ( ,._ I I I f l / I t / I / t I I I ( I I I 1 I , , 1 .; I I I f , I not make a lap, and Jerry McDonald lost a transmis-sion, fixed that only to go out with engine trouble on lap 2. Meanwhile Paul and Dave Simon had the first lap lead with class fast lap of 1: 16:39 in the Ford. Jack Ramsay had his Jeep close, 51 seconds b ack, and h e was five minutes up o n D arre n York/Steve Schlachter, Ford. Wayne Demonja h a d his Mazda just nine m o re sec-onds back , while Gregg Sy-monds was fifth in his Toyo-ta, just a couple minutes up o n Bud Sebelius, Jeep. Hartmut and Wolfram Klawitter led Class 5 from the second lap to the checkered flag, and it was the 22nd consecutive Class 5 finish for the brothers with the tidy race car. Mel Vaughan and Dan Reynolds ran close in Class 5 for a couple laRS, had problems, but came back to take the second place money. Simon and Simon held the lead midway, now near-1 y eight minutes ahead of Ramsay. Dan-en York/Steve Schlachter held third, fol-lowed by Symonds, then Sebelius, and Mike Randall/ Bob Grumbein moved their Jeep into sixth. Demonja los t an hour to unknown woes and dropped to eighth. Simon droppe d over t e n minutes o n the next lap, holding in second place but h anding the lead to Ramsay. The others held position at this point and nine were in motion. Jack Ramsay, former overall points champ, scored his first victory in a truck, taking the Class 7 4x4 lead on the third lap, and Jack went on to win in the Jeep Comanche. later. Farrar was back five minutes in fourth, followed in five minutes by Craig Forest. Coming back from a first lap delay, Tom and Bob DeNault had their Che-nowth four minutes back in sixth, with Ponte just seven seconds to the rear, and Larry Martin was another 42 seconds down, recover-ing from a second lap delay, and Ed Pauley and Jon Iau-diorio were back another 45 seconds, and that was how close the top 20 started the last lap. minutes up on Tom and Bob DeNault. Craig Forest finished another minute, 17 seconds down, followed by Claudio Ponte, back another 3 1/2 minutes, followed in less than two minutes by Pau-ley and Iaudiorio, who had four minutes on Jerry Rice. With a steady drive Greg Akins finished 10th, and with three quick laps young Doug Fortin Jr-placed 14th out of the 33 who finished. Class 5 held a baker's dozen starters, and former ATV champion Marty Hart led them all on the first lap, with a fast lap of 1:08:18. LeRoy Van Kirk had his Porsche second, just over a minute back, followed in just over another minute by usual winners Hartmut and Wolfram Klawitter. Mel Va ugh a n / D a n .Rey n o l d s were close in fourth, a cou-ple minutes back, followed in another couple minutes by George Seeley, Jr. who lost over two hours on the second round. Hart lost well over an hour on lap 2, dropping to eighth. The Klawitters had their tidy Bug out front, by over five minutes. Vaughan/ Reynolds were in second, eight minutes up on Greg Sanden, who had over a minute margin on Van Kirk, who retired past the midway point. Seeley lost over two hours, and Gene Norman and John Cooley were now fifth with Lyn Mocaby right in their dust. After three rounds the Continuing their winning streak (Baja 1000, Parker) Scott and Bill Reams led all the way to victory in their ORC. They can't believe their good fortune with an-other trouble free race, and they won by a mere minute, 43 seconds. John Marking/ Gary Cogbill held second by over five minutes, with Kevin and Brian Smith in for third. These three teams maintained position through the entire race! Curt Ferrar and Max Pina were fourth, just over another minute down but a comfortable nine Darren York and Steve Schlachter ran a fast and steady pace in their Ford Ranger, and the team drove to second place in Class 7 4x4. Klawitter brothers led by 27 minutes as others had long laps. Greg Sanden was now second, followed in just 15 seconds by Norman/ Cooley and Vaughan/Reyn-olds were only another four minutes back. Mocaby was fifth, while Greg Vaughan/ Stan Parnell were sixth. The leading car rolled on to victory in Class 5 . It was the 22nd consecutive finish for Hartmut and Wolfram Klawitter, and most of them have been on or near the top. Over a half hour down Mel Vaughan and Dan Reyn-olds claimed second, fol-lowed in 19 minutes by Lyn Mocaby. Greg Vaughan/Stan Parnell moved up to fourth, another ten minutes back, and Marty Hart and Sharon Bruso moved to fifth with class fast lap of 1:08:02. Last lap trouble dropped San-den to sixth. Lisa Dickerson and Scott Cameron were seventh, as Norman, with a three hour last lap was next followed by Seeley, the last finisher. A dozen started in Class 7 4x4, but Sherman Balch did Jack Ramsay h eld his lead with another 1:22 lap, win-ning 7 4x4 h onors for Jeep. Jack, another fast Las Vegas driver, said he had no-prob-lems, and slowed only with one flat. Darren York and Steve Schlachter were just 13 minutes back in second in the Ford, as Simon had an hour down time with igni-tion problems and finished sixth. Gregg Symonds, with relief driver Mike Patrick do-ing the last lap, his first time out in a truck, held third, followed in three minutes by·• the Jeep of Bud Sebelius and Mark Johnson. Mike Randalf and Bob Grumbein were fifth in another Jeep. Wayne Spencer low had the Nissan back on form after disaster at Parker, and with Paul Delang riding along, low took the lead on the first lap and never looked back en route to victory. Rod Hall and Jim Fricker had a delay due to an endo on lap 1, but the Wayne lee and Marc Cartwright had the Chevy second in Class 7 Kevin J. and Bri"n E. Smith had the Mirage in the front five most of boys got the Dodge together and went on to finish third in Class 4. action for a time, and the team held on to finish well in third place. the way, and they moved up to finish third in Class 1-2-1600. Page 32 July 2012 Dusty Times

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l Demonja salvaged seventh followed in by John Swift, Ford, and Eric Heiden, Ford. Fifteen started the four lap sprint in Class 7S and they all got in two laps. Tak-ing the lead was the Nissan of Spencer Low and Paul DeLang, with class fast lap of 1:16:34. Low would lead all the way to pay dirt. Rob MacCachren and Mike Smig were second here, the Jeep merely a minute 40 seconds off pace, and Mike Lesle was a mere second slower in his Jeep. Jack Schlaman and Chris Robinson were fourth in still another Jeep, followed closely by Scott Douglas, Ford, Willie Vai-d e z , Ford , and ·Mike and Pat Falkosky, Toyota. Parker winners Chuck and John Johnson lost a ring & pin-ion on the far side of the course, and an hour getting the part to the Ford in the heavy congestion on the ac-cess roads. Midway MacCachren was just 37 seconds behind Low, Schlaman was third, Lesle had 50 minutes of trou-ble, and Valdez was fourth about 14 minutes up on Malcolm Vinje/Mark Han-sen. Falkosky was less than another minute down, while Douglas retired after a lap of nearly five hours. Things shifted behind Low on lap 3. MacCachren dropped over an hour, and Willie Valdez/Gil Divin e Dusty Times I' Willie Valdez and Gil Divine had no troubles at all with their Ford Ranger, and the team whipped home in second spot in Class 7S. Cameron and Grant Steele led the 21 Bug field in Class 5-1600 from green to checkered flag, the young brother team having no troubles at all on their way to victory. moved into second, followed by Falkosky. Vinje/Hansen were now fourth, followed by Schlaman and Robinson, and Mike Lesle was up to sixth. Even this order didn't hold as Vinje's Toyota need-ed a part on the far side of the course, and it took way over an hour to get from the start/finish to the Toyota, but they did finish, tenth and last in Class 7S. Spencer Low brought the Nissan home a big winner, a full 18 minutes ahead of Willie Valdez and Gil Divine in the Ranger. Jack Schla-man/Chris Robinson nailed third, back another 29 min-utes, followed by Mike and Pat Falkosky, down another 14 minutes as this class re-ally spread out. Rob Mac-Cachren took fifth, nine minutes further back, fol-lowed in five minutes by J.C. Urias, Sr and Jr., Johnson and Johnson, Mike Lesle, and Gerald Fries, Ford. A pack of 21 Bugs took off in Class 5-1600 and more than half of them finished. All but two got in at least one lap. Out front on the first lap with class fast lap of 1:21:27 were youngsters Cameron and Grant Steele, but R.C. Jones and David Bark were only back a min-ute 23 seconds, and they had Darryl and Wayne Cook a minute 37 seconds to their rear bumper. C r a ig Stew-art and Alan Repashy were Continued on page 34 In the leading pack all day, Ross and ,lames Craft moved into second in Class 5-1600 on lap 3, and they stayed there to the finish line. WHEEL SIZES 16X4 VW NON 8EA0LOCK * 17X8 TRUCK 9EA0LOCK GEN.2 I SX8 TRUCK BEAOLOCK *'" 17X8 VW BEAOLOCK 17X8 TRUCK SIMULATED LOCK 15Xl2 VW BEAOLOCK 15X7 VW BEADLOCK 15X7 VW NON BEAOLOCK 15X4 VW 9EA0LOCK 15X4 VW NON BEAOLOCK WIERS CAN ALSO IE Cl.IT NiD WEUJB) TO Ct.STOH DIIENS/0'6 July 2012 Page 33

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.. ' (.'. Rich Richardson and Kevin Perrault led the 29 Challenger car pack from the second lap in their Jimco. It was a tight race and they won by only five minutes in Class 9. down just another 44 sec-onds with Ross and James Craft just 50 seconds behind them and Mario Panagioto-poulos was a single second further down, with Lee Pat-ten another 22 seconds back in a tight first lap. Steele led midway, now about 4 1/ 2 minutes to the good over R.C. Jones and the Cooks were back nearly two minutes. The Crafts were next, about two minutes fur-ther down with Craig Stew-art only eight seconds be-hind them and he was three minutes up on Rich Fersch and Steve Patterson who had Manfred Hove and Mike Mo-lina a minute behind them. The Bugs were really racing! • On lap 3 the Steele Bug maintained the lead over Craft, 13 minutes ahead, with the Cook Bug holding third another minute down. Fersch/Patterson were up to fourth, back about three minutes, followed in ten minutes by Hove/Molina. Craig Stewart broke an axle and lost nearly two hours, and Jones had trouble too and dropped to sixth, just ahead of Joseph and Steve Grier. three laps all within the minute, and they won Class 5-1600 by a whopping 19 minutes, a huge margin for th is class. Ross and James Craft held second place, finishing over three minutes ahead of Rich Fersch and Steve Patterson. The Cooks vanished into the desert, and Manfred Hove and Mike Molina moved into fourth, followed in by Joseph and Steve Grier. R.C. Jones had more trouble on the last lap but salvaged eighth place, just three minutes faster Arturo Tiznado does a wheelie for the spectators, but he went fast on the course and took a close second place in the hectic Class 9 action. than Craig Stewart. Last in class, 13th, went to Mike Norris and Ronnie Dunbar; their time of 8:43.42 was close to the nine hour time allowance, and they took the dubious honor of last overall of the four lap finishers. A hefty 29 Challenger cars started in Class 9, but alas, seven did not cover a lap, and two more were miss-ing after one q:>Und. Points champs Nick Gross and Joe Valentine started out strong with a 1:26.40 time to lead the first lap by less than a minute over Norm Les-ter/Dave Ramocinski. Rich Richardson/Kevin Perrault were half a minute back in third followed in just over a minute by Glen Elliott/John Knudsen, a half minute up on Mike Currier and Joel Stankavich, and it was tight well down the ranks. Midway the Richardson/ Perrault Jimco was in the lead by over two minutes . The Lester Raceco was sec-ond five minutes up on Ar-turo Tiznado, and he was a mere 26 seconds faster than ; f I l I / I .I , I I• If I t .If I f ,,1 Gross/Valentine. The Cur-rier Sandhawk held fifth, another half minute back, and the Elliott Chenowth dropped to sixth. The third lap was disaster for several front runners. Currier lost an hour, Lester broke a ball joint and lost m o r e t h a n t h a t , and the Gross LaPlant dropped over an hour. Heading into the fi-nal lap Rich ardson/ Perrault h eld a good lead of almost six minutes o n T iznado and youngsters Dale and Darren Ebberts moved into third in their Jimco, just 19 seconds up on Kent Lothringer/John Bartolotti. A minute and a half later it was Ray Mc-Clain/Mike Daghlian in a car they call the Ghoster, just 16 seconds ahead of Elliott/Knudson. The leading Jimco did not falter on the last lap and Rich Richardson and Kevin Perrault won the big class by over five minutes. Arturo Tiznado drove all the way alone to second place, 27 odd minutes ahead of Kent Lothringer/John Bar-tolotti, who had a minute 47 seconds margin on Mike McClune and Rick Paquette who drove the Chenowth from seventh to fourth on Cameron and Grant Steele carried on quickly, the final Dave Ashley took an immediate lead in Class 3/14 in the strong running Ford Bronco, and Ashley never looked back, whipping home an easy winner 52 minutes ahead of second place. Mike Schwellinger and Steve Kramer moved the Jeep CJ 7 into second spot on lap 3, and they drove home in second place, the first Class 3 rig. Curt Farrar and Max Pina drove their ORE to a fine fourth in Class Tom and Bob DeNault had troubles with the Chenowth on the first Lyn Mocaby moved steadily up the chart in Class 5 lap by lap, and 1-2-1600, and Farrar also placed a tight fourth at the Parker 400. la , but the fou ht back to finish well, fifth in Class 1-2-1600. after four laps Mocaby took third by just three minutes time. Gregg Symonds had the Toyota working well this race, and Gregg, Greg Vaughan and Stan Parnell flew their Baja Bug quickly over the with relief driver Mike Patrick, zipped home in third place in Class Jack Schlaman and Chris Robinson were in tight in Class 7S midway, bumps, and charged right into a fine fourth in the Class 5 contest. 7 4x4. lost time on lap 3, but still got the Jeep Comanche in third. Page 34 July 2012 Dusty Times

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the last lap. Elliott/Knudsen were another three minutes back in fifth, ten minutes ahead of McClain/Daghlian. The Ebberts boys dropped to seventh, followed home by Gross/Valentine, and 14 Class 9 cars finished the four laps. Class 3/14 had 13 start-ers, and they all did the first lap. Out front by seven minutes was the refurbished Ford Bronco of David Ash-ley, and with co-driver Dan-ny Thomas riding along, Ashley never looked back en route to victory despite trou-bles on the third lap. After one round Pete Sohren had his new Mitsubishi pickup in second, but he was not seen again. The Rick Sie-man/Wes Holmes Bronco was another five minutes down in third, followed by Mike Schwellinger and Steve Kramer, Jeep CJ 7, another five minutes down. Carl Cook had his CJ 2 in fifth here, two more minutes back followed in eight minutes by the Jeep Wrangler of Don Adams/Larry Olsen. Evan Evans and Phil Fareio had their Jeep Cherokee wired for Mojave, and they led all the way in Class 6, eventually winning the three lap run by over 47 minutes. Larry Schwacofer had a good run in his '57 Chevrolet in the rough going, no real troubles, and he took second place honors at the flag. Midway Ashley had a 20 minute lead on Rick Sieman, Cook was back another 19 minutes, followed in four minutes by Schwellinger/ Kramer. Adams was now fifth, and Wes Banks/Rick Martinez moved their Jeep into sixth, followed by David Bryan/Debbie Keefe, Jeep CJ 6. With one lap to go Ash-lev.'s lead grew to 40 min-utes. Schwellinger took over second, nine minutes up on Adams, Banks moved into fourth, and Dave Bryan took over fifth just ahead of Carl Cook. Not much changed on lap 4. David Ashley won the class by 52 minutes in the Ford Earle Howard and Mike Monohan dominated the two lap Class 11 bash, as they had their Beetle out front early and they led all the way to win by just three minutes. Rich Fersch and Steve Patterson maintained a steady pace in their Bronco. Mike Schwellinger and Steve Kramer held on to second in the Jeep, eight minutes ahead of the Wran-gler of Don Adams/Larry Olsen. Banks and Martinez held fourth followed in by Michael Horner/} ohn De-Vito, GMC S-15, and Dave Bryan, who lost a drive line in sight of the finish line, dropped to sixth, followed in three minutes by Carl Cook. Nine rigs finished in Class 3/14. Class 6 held seven start-ers, but the Stanley Herzog Bronco II vanished early on the first of the three re-quired laps. The other new car in the class, the Jeep Cherokee of Evan Evans and Phil Fareio took a four min-ute lead on lap I, and stayed in the lead to the checkered flag. Here Dale and Randy Jordan were second in the El Camino, but went no far-ther. Larry Schwacofer was another eight minutes back in third in the '57 Chevy, with Arne Gunnarsson/John Johnston next in the Saab 96 just ahead of Steve Russell Andy Diaz and Scott Wagstaff stayed very close all the way, but they had to settle for second in the tight running Class 11 bunch. and Neville Sharp, Camaro. On the middle lap the Evans Cherokee was out front by 40 minutes, Schwacofer was second, and Russell just over five minutes back in third, and they held position on the last lap. Evan Evans, who is begin-ning to look a lot like his dad Walker, won Class 6 by a huge margin of 45 minutes. Larry Schwacofer held sec-ond finishing 13 minutes up on Steve Russell. Arne Gun-narsson nailed down fourth 19 minutes later. Mike New-ton and Larry Tunnell had a major three hour delay on lap I, finished all three, but were five minutes overtime so only got credit for two laps, fifth place. Last off the line with all the heavy hitters coming past were the five Class 11 Beetles, facing two laps of the tough course. Earle How-ard and Mike Monohan did fast lap of 1:56.13 on round 1 for the lead. Andy Diaz and Scott Wagstaff were four minutes back followed in five minutes by Ramon Cas-tro/Enrique Alfaro. Parker winners Jack and Tim Zand-bergen lost the floorpan on lap 1 and were fourth, about Continued on p19e 36 Bug, taking third in Class 5-1600, only three minutes out of second Manfred-Hove and Mike Molino had a good day in the desert in their Kent Lothringer and John Bartolotti moved steadily through the Class place. 5-1600 Bug, and they covered the course quickly to take fourth spot. 9 field lap by lap, and they finished strong in third place. Don Adams and Larry Olsen stayed close in the Jeep Wrangler and Mike McClune and Rick Paquette drove this reborn Chenowth into they finished third in Class 3/14, only eight minutes out of second Ramon Castro and Enrique Alfaro has some oil leakage in the Beetle, fourth in Class 9, after losing 20 minutes on the first lap. spot. but they kept it moving for a solid and close third in Class 11. Dusty Times July 2012 Page 35 :,

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C:::· Jerry Penal/ and Dennis Miller had a clean run in their Porsche The axle problems apparently cured, Bob Richey, with Harold Nicks, They had a an extra hour in time on lap 2, but Mike Petersen and Pat powered Raceco, and the team finished well, sixth in Class 2. kept a swift pace to finish fifth in Class 2 in the Raceco/Porsche. Dean survived to finish, fifth in the high attrition Class 10. 30 minutes out of the lead, their first, and took second The race was over early fines of a barn on a nearby ious to get out of the area. and Max Trumpower did not 2 1/2 minutes back in a with the last starters out of dude ranch, that does put on Of course many bikers have cover a lap. tight race. With a rear deck time at 5:00 p.m. In fact the a great pre-awards barbecue another race on Sunday. Earle Howard held his covered with oil from the overall winners arrived at dinner with tables outside. Randy Morales, who won lead to the finish line, driv-cooler, Ramon Castro was 11:15 a.m. and were cleaned Sad to say many trophy win-overall motorcycle honors ing all the way. Andy Diaz/ eight minutes back in third, up in time for lunch. The ners had gone home before last year, did it again with Scott Wagstaff did a two well ahead of the Zandber-awards were held Saturday the awards, perhaps tired of Chuck Miller co-riding the hour second lap to match gen Beetle. evening in the crowded con-the traffic hassles, and anx-Kawasaki. l(JIJ.ll Mike Williams had his Meco in the Class 10 lead midway in the fray, but the lay-down shock car was seen no more after that. The cars were incredibly close on time in Class 1-2-1600, and Craig Claudio Ponte nailed down seventh place in Class 1-2-1600, his Forest finished a tight sixth in his Chenowth Magnum. Chenowth merely a bit over three minutes out of sixth. Ed Pauley and Jon landiorio do a little wheelie on their way to eighth Jerry Rice turned very consistent laps to take ninth in Class 1-2- Bud Sebelius and Marl< Johnson stayed close all day in the Jeep Comanche place in the two seater-in Class 1-2-1600. 1600, and he was only about 20 minutes behind the winner on time. and they took fourth in Class 7 4x4, just three minutes out of third. The Toyota of Mike and Pat Falkosky hauls out of a hole in the rough Joseph and Steve Grier finished fifth in Class 5-1600, despite a few Glen Elliott and John Knudsen had the Chenowth right with the desert en route to a good finish, fourth in Class 7S. problems on the first and third laps with the Bug. leaders early in Class 9 action, and they finished well, in fifth place. Ray McClain and Mike Daghlian call their car the Ghoster, and they Wes Banks and Rick Martinez had a good day in their new Jeep CJ, Steve Russell and Neville Sharpe had trouble on the first and third drove all four laps to finish sixth in the tight running Class 9. and the team from northern California finished fourth in Class 3/14. laps but they got the Chevy Camara home a solid third in Class 6. Page 36 July 2012 Dusty Times

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--· I BLUE RIBBON COALITION, INC. Off-Roaders Win Against Lawsuit To Close Bay Area OHVPark OAKLAND, CA (June 22)--The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC), a national trail-based recreation group, wants to con-gratulate the California OHV Program in a recent court victory to keep a popular state managed motorized park open in the S.F. Bay Area. The suit was dismissed "with prejudice" undei" a recent stipulation, meaning that it can-not be re-filed. Late in 2009, two anti-OHV groups filed an action against California State Parks and the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Rec-reation Division, alleging viola-tions of state laws regarding water pollution at Carnegie State Ve-hicular Recreation Area. The Cal-ifornia Sportfishing Protection Alliance and Public J:'.mployees for Environmental Responsibil-ity filed the suit in the Superior Court in Alameda County alleg-ing violations of state laws regard-ing water pollution at the park. The anti-access groups won an initial round in the Superior Court, but that decision was re-versed on appeal. In the mean-time, the agencies have worked diligently to address water quality to the apparent satisfaction of the anti-access groups. The stipu-lation resolv~ng the case makes clear it is not to be construed for any purpose as an admission of liability. Don Amador, Western Repre-sentative for the BlueRibbon Co-alition, stated, "I want to thank the hard working staff at the Division and the thousands of us-ers who fought back against this unwarranted lawsuit. This whole case could have been avoided if tshe anti-OHV groups had of-fered to work with the park in a cooperative manner instead of filing a lawsuit to close the park down." "The park and Central Val-ley Water Board are to be com-mended for their patience and professionalism under difficult circumstances, and they set an ex-ample of how agencies can work together to address environmen-tal issues without resorting to litigation," Amador concluded. Read the Stipu-lated Judgment here: up loads/Ca rnegie_Stipu la-tion_2012.pdf · CA Legislature Terminates Support For Ohv Recreation On Federal Lands SACRAMENTO, CA (June 29, 2012) --A scheme crafted by an environmental activ-ist and the California Parks Foundation to terminate a 40-year partnership with the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management was signed into law by Governor Brown on June 27, 2012. The "Sus-tainable Parks Initiative" has Page 37 as its core tenet a political-ly motivated directive that functionally eliminates the user;pay/user-benefit grant funding from the California State Park's Off-Highway Mo-tor Vehicle Recreation Divi-sion (OHMVRD) to local and federal agencies that manage OHV recreation. The state OHV program is 100% funded with user gener-ated fees that come from OHV fuel taxes, registration, and unit entry fees. The program was created by the legislature in 1971 and used pre-program off-road fuel tax refunds to support management of OHV recreation on local, state, and federal lands. The local as-sistance grants program was a critically important element to local and federal agencies since most OHV-related fuel tax and recreation occurs on federal lands. Historically, the grants pro-gram has provided funding for OHV-related trail maintenance, engineered trail construction, facilities, recreation staff, habi-tat restoration, law enforce-ment, search and rescue, public education, and safety training. Many of the OHV recreation sites are in economically de-pressed rural areas that depend on the tourism generated by program support. Some county units are near large population centers such as Santa Clara County's Metcalf Cycle Park near San Jose. Don Amador, Western Rep-resentative for the BlueRibbon Coalition, states, "Contrary to statements made by the plan's champions in the legislature, neither Senator Joe Simitian, nor Assemblyman Jared Huff-man, nor the Foundation ever came to the OHV community to find solutions to the impor-tant budget issues that could have been addressed without targeting the grants program for elimination. There was a concerted effort to mislead other legislators, media, and the public that the cuts would not have any impact to OHV, and would not result in any clo-sures or reduced opportunity." "It is extremely disappoint-ing to me that the Foundation has chosen to align itself with an extreme element of the en-vironmental movement in an effort to drive a wedge between the OHV community and the rest of California State Parks. Dismantling the OHV Program has been the life-long goal of a few green activists, and the Foundation appears to have helped them succeed. Sinee important federal resource pro-tection projects will now have to be shelved, it proves that advocates of the plan don't care about the environment, but are simply interested in pushing their far-left political agenda" Amador continued. Amador concluded, "Sadly, rather than address the real is-sue here to devise and apply a legitimate long-term solution, they have exacerbated the prob-lem by gutting a working, self-sustaining model program." OHMVR Commission Letter to Governor Brown up-loads/Eric-OHMVR-Commis-ion-Budget-Letter-6-27-12. pdf Recreationists Join Effort To-Bring Roadless Rule To The High Court Washington, D.C.(June 19)--Recreation advocates yes-terday submitted an amici cur-iae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court. The brief was submitted in support of two petitions asking the Court-to review the Clinton-Gore 2001 Roadless Rule. The BlueRibbon Coalition joined fon:es in its "friend of the court" filing with the Califor-nia Association of 4Wheel Drive Clubs and the American Forest Resource Council. The underlying petitions were filed by the State of Wyoming and the Colorado Min-ing Association to seek review of the decision in the Tenth Circuit Court of _Appeals which reinstated the 2001 Rule. The decision by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals re-versed the previous decision of the U.S. District of Wyoming which had found the Rule illegal. "This fight has been going on for over a decade. Bl1.JeRibbon and Cal4 have been involved in ev-ery facet of the Roadless litigation since the beginning, and we are resolved to stay that course," ob-served BlueRibbon Public Lands Policy Director Brian Hawthorne. "We believe the Wyoming court correctly noted the legal flaws in the 2001 Rule. We also believe that the U.S. Forest Service needs to address "roadless area" manage-ment through local planning, not through politically driven-one-size-fits-all-templates created in the White House," Hawthorne concluded. It is anticipated that an array of states and private interest groups will support the petitions and join in asking the High Court to grant review. The Supreme Court will con-clude its present term in June 2012. Responses to the Roadless petitions are not due until mid-July, so the Court will apparently decide whether or not to grant review when its next term begins in September 2012. Obtaining re-view is a daunting task. In recent years nearly 1,600 petitions have been filed each term, with the Court issuing 80 or fewer opin-ions per term. Recreational Trails Program Reauthorized POCATELLO, ID (July 9, 2011) -The BlueRibbon C9ali-tion today expressed its apprecia-tion that the two-year transporta-tion bill, approved by Congress at the end of June and signed by the President last Friday, July 6, included reauthorization of the Recreational Trails Program (RTP). The bill provides $85 mil-lion dollars annually for the next two fiscal years. Since its inception and autho-rization in the early 90s, the RTP has served as a model of success as a funding program for trails na-tion-wide.RTP derives its funding from that portion of gas tax that is used "off-highway" by the motor-ized recreation community. The "user-pay, user-benefit"RTP model has provided critical funding for both motorized and non-motor-ized trails for over two decades. Funding through the program is allocated to state managed RTP grant programs, helping to ensure the viability of trails programs that contribute significantly to state and local economies.According to a recent independent study, out-door recreation is a $646 billion dollar industry providing millions of jobs, tax revenue, and eco-nomic ripple effect that extends well beyond the direct economic impact to local communities. Greg Mumm, Executive Direc-tor of the BlueRibbon Coalition said, "The fact that the Recre-ational Trails Program was specifi-cally included in the transporta-tion bill says a great deal to the value of the program.It is also a testament to the resolve and hard work of all those individuals and organizations, both motorized and non-motorized, who worked tirelessly together through the Coalition of Recreational Trails (CRT) to ensure that it was part of the bill." Mumm continued, "We are all especially grateful to those cham-pions in Congress, including Sen-ator Klobuchar, Representative Petri, Representative Michaud, and others, who worked so hard to make certain the Program was included in the final bill." The language of this latest reauthorization of the RTP does include a new provision for in-dividual states to opt out of the program, leaving some work still _necessary ·to secure each state's participation.However, advocates of the program are confident that states recognize the importance of the program for the health and well being of both their citizens and their economy. ### The BlueRibbon Coalition is a national recreation group that champions responsible recreation, and encourages individual en-vironmental stewardship. With members in all 50 states, BRC is focused on building enthusiast involvement with organization-al efforts through membership, outreach, education, and col-laboration among recreationists. 1-800-BLUERIB -http:/ /www. we would Like to congratulate M.O.R.E. New Yeo,s aoo .. 1st Place Randy Jones/Johnny Burns 1/2-11100 1.e~ us t:e~ You on The Podiu,nt can Jeff or Johnny 818-998-2739 9763 VARIEL AVENUE, CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 July 2012 Dusty Times '.) ..

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