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2012 Volume 29 Number 9 Dusty Times Magazine

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OFF·,em ~ ORMHOF ......... _FAME Launches New Displays On August 18, 2012, Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF) Board Members, staff and friends launched a new series of exhibits inside the home within the famed Nation-al Automobile Museum -The Harrah Collection (NAM). The debut represents a transformation and rejuvenation for ORM-HOF. The vehicle display ranges from a 1967 Replica Meyers Manx #10 to a 2003 McMillin MIDl, and the newest addition, a Walker Evans Rock Crawler. KC HiLites donated a "His-tory of the KC light" display, showcasing the extensive and innovative progression of the KC headlight-dating back to 1970. ORMHOF is honored to be located in Gallery 4 inside NAM in Reno, Nev., which was recently voted one of Ameri-ca's Top Five Automobile Museums by AutoWeek Magazine. The Hall of Fame is excited to share the news of growth and progression, and looking forward to honoring old and new off-road enthusiasts. Log on to, to find out about news, upcoming events and how to become a member today. Special thanks to Walker Evans, KC HiLites, Rod Hall, Wes Harbor, Tom Heyl, Sam Cothrun, Emily Miller and Shelby Hall for building a team to take the ORMHOF exhibit to the next level. Shelby Hall Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame,, 775.815.4892. Name Year Inducted Roy Denner ........................ 2012 Casey Folks ......................... 2012 Larry Roeseler ..................... 2012 Ron Bishop ......................... 2011 Rob MacCachren ................ 2011 Peter K. Brown ................... 2010 Eugene A. (Gene) Chappie 2010 Chris Haines ....................... 2010 Johnny Johnson .................. 2010 Rick Pewe ............................ 2010 Jack Flannery ...................... 2009 J.N. Roberts ........................ 2009 Harold Soens ...................... 2009 Manny Esquerra ................. 2008 Joe MacPherson .................. 2008 Nico Saad ........................... 2008 Judy J. Smith ....................... 2008 Edo Ansaloni ...................... 2007 William A. (Bill) Bryan ... . 2007 Gilmon (Gil) George .......... 2007 Richard (Dick) Landfield .... 2007 Walter B. Lott ..................... 2007 Sue Mead ............................ 2007 Mickey Thompson .............. 2007 Frank "Scoop" Vessels ........ 2007 Clark Collins ...................... 2006 Sal Fish ............................... 2006 Bob Ham ............................ 2006 Macey L. (Corky) McMillin 2006 Ivan (Ironman) Stewart ...... 2006 Rod Hall ............................. 2005 Scott McKenzie ................... 2005 Akton (Ak) Miller ............... 2005 Larry Minor ........................ 2005 Roy Spuhler ........................ 2005 Ed Waldheim ...................... 2005 Herman Booy ..................... 2004 Carla Boucher .................... 2004 John Buffum ....................... 2004 Jean Calvin ......................... 2004 Edward Dunkley ................. 2004 Walker Evans ...................... 2004 Harry Buschert ................... 1980 Bud Ekins ........................... 1980 John Lawlor ........................ 1980 Ray Moon ........................... 1980 Mark Smith ........................ 1980 Dick Cepek ......................... 1978 Brian Chuchua ................... 1978 Pete Condos ....................... 1978 Charlie Erickson ................. 1978 Don Francisco .................... 1978 James Garner ...................... 1978 Vic Hickey .......................... 1978 Parnelli Jones ...................... 1978 Steve McQueen .................. 1978 Bruce Meyers ...................... 1978 Drino Miller ....................... 1978 Ed Pearlman ....................... 1978 Malcolm Smith ................... 1978 Bill Stroppe ........................ 1978 Thurston Warn ................... 1978 Vic Wilson .......................... 1978 1,100 Exhibitors! 3,200 Booths! 38,000 Buyers! Race Industry Week 2012! Machinery Row! Where Racing Gets Down to Business Page 2 November 29 - December 1, 2012 September 2012 Delivering Business Opportunities for 25 years! ~ Per'f=arn,ance 25 Racina ln.dustry '-!.-IM,,. ~ i I I I ,_, Orlando, Florida • USA · Dusty Times

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Tl' ' Volume 29 - Number 9September 2012 DllliYlil■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 Contributon Homer Eubanks J. Preston Bradshaw Jim Culp Martin Holmes Rod Koch Byrle Moore Steve Ruddick Maurice Selden Tony Tellier Trackside Photo Art Director Larry Wonham B.O.'R.E. Subscription Rates: $25.00 per year, 12 issues, USA, Foreign Subscription rates on request. Contributions: DUSTY TIMES welcomes contributions, but is not responsible for such material. Unsolicited material will be returned only by request and with a self addressed stamped envelope. Classified Ads: will be published as received, prepaid. DUSTY TIMES assumes no liabiliry 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 Dusry Times, LLC offices at 415 N. Higgins Avenue, Suite lA, Missoula, MT 59802. Copyright by Hillside Racing Corp. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Periodical Postage paid at Chatsworth, CA 91311 and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address change to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Four weeks notice is required for change of address. Please furnish both old and new address, and send to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311 SNAPSHOT OF THE MONTH ••• 1983 - SCORE Canada Scott Taylor powered his BFGoodrich backed, Taylor Off Road Built Pro-Tech Engineering to top honors in Class 1. DUSTY TIMES will feature pictures of similar "funnies" or woes on this page each month. Send us your snapshot of something comic or some disaster for consideration. DUSTY TIMES will pay $10 for the picture used. If you wish the photo returned, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Only prints up to 8x10 or electronic media submitted via email will be considered. In This Issue ... FEATURES BITD Vegas To Reno by Judy Smith ............................................................. 8 Rally Of Germany by Martin Holmes ......................................................... 14 VORRA USA 500 by Troy Robinson .......................................................... 18 HDRA Dusk Til Dawn by J Preston Bradshaw ........................................... 22 1989 SCORE Parker 400 by Jean Calvin .................................................. 26 DEPARTMENTS Happenings ................................................................................................ 5 Trail Notes .................................................................................................. 6 Blue Ribbon ............................................................................................. 37 Good Stuff Directory .............................................................................. 39 Classified Ads ........................................................................................... 43 Index To Advertisers ................................................................................. 43 ON THE COVER Garrick Freitas did all the driving in his good looking Jimco in the Vegas To Reno event, he took overall honors for his efforts. Trackside Photo Gary Weyhrich did all the driving in the Ford Geiser and he took the gold medal for the Trick Truck Class on the V to R race, Gary was third overall in the race. Trackside Photo Visit Our Website at S:I Finduson l!!!!ll Facebook Sud-a e,,z,t d-e 7 044lf to, DUSTY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! □ 1 year -$25.00 □ 2 years -$40.00 □ 3 years - $55.00 (to subscribe online go to □ NEW □ RENEWAL-Name Address City StateZip Primary Interest Cars O Trucks D MotorcyclesO Send check or money order to: DUSTY TIMES 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311 Canadian - 1 year $30.00 US • Overseas subscription rates upon request Dusty Times September 2012 Pagel

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2012 Happenings ... 1 OK FoUR WHEELERS P.O. Box36 CLEVES, OHIO 45002 <4x4> (All events staged at the club grounds in Cleves. Ohio) 4x4 FOREVER, Lm. 1665 DELAWARE ST. OSHKOSH, WI 54901 AMERICAN RALLY SPORT GROUP, INc. 3650 Sourn PrnNTE C1RCLE, Sum 205 LAUGHLIN,NV89208 (702) 298-8171/FAx: (702) 521-0597 <web 25-ameri-can-rally-sport-group.htm. E Mail: AMERICAN TRIALS ASSOCIATION AMA Obseived Trials Southern California Championship Series BILL MARKuM, 2010 PRESIDENT (909) 860-1857 24 HR HOT!.INE, 2010 (714) 562-7742 E MAIL: BMARK909@AOL.COM <> AsocIACION EsTATAL DE AUTOMOVILISMO SAM WELL, TECH INSPECTOR APTo42 SAN JOSE DEL CABO BAJA CALIFORNIA DEL SUR. MEXICO AUSTRALIAN OFF ROAD CllAMJ>IONSHIP DARRYL SMITH 19 SoMERS ST. CASHMERE, QUEENSLAND, 4500, AUSTRALIA DUSTY TIMES AUTOCROSS QUEBEC OFF ROAD C!Ass 10 CARS ONLY RENALD VAILLANCOURT 3069 DAGENAIS WEST LAVAL QUEBEC, CANADA H7P 1T7 (450) 622-4440 < pages/ indexpag.html> BAJA CUP CHALLENGE BAJA PROTRUCK OFF ROAD RACE SERIES 14402 BOND COURT EL CAJON, CA 92021 619-390-6252 The Protruck schedule for 2012 will consist of both the SCORE and Best In The Desert races. BARONA SAND DRAG ASSN. P.O. Box 1521 LAKESIDE, CA 92040 All Races Are Night Races All Races At Barona Racewa-:,, Lakeside, CA BBM MARKETING PROMOTIONS Off Road Short Course Racing & Special Event Marketing NORCO, CA 92860 e-mail (909) 815-5811 BEST IN THE DESERT 3475 8oULDER HIGHWAY LA.s VEGAS, NV 89121 702-457-5775/FAX:702-641-2431 <> October 12 - 14, 2012 Bluewater Desert Challenge Parker, AZ November 30 - December 2, 2012 Transwest Ford Henderson 250 He11derson, NV BORR BONNEVILLE OFF RoAD RACING Allen Gerber 801-380-9011 - after 5pm pleas~ 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: All Events At California Ciry, CA BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY R.R.3 BRIGHTON, ONTARIO, CANADA KOK-lH0 Dusty Times (613) 475-1102/FAX (613) 475-3250 CAJOR CLUB AUTOMOVILISTA ]UARENSE DE CHAMPIONSHIP OFF-ROAD RACING. 7210 GATEWAY EAST EL PASO, TX 79915 (915) 593-4848 RALPH GARCIA 011-52-16-17-45-42 CESAR FUENTES CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES <> 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 ANO BAJAS) (605) 224-9481 DON ENGLEMAN (BIKES) (605) 224-4967 CHAMPLAIN VALLEY RACING ASSOCIATION C.J. RICHARDS P.O. Box332 FAIR HAVEN, VT 05743 (802) 265-8618 CLAIRTON HI-JACKERS 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 SAN QUINTIN CALLE 6TA FRACC Co. DE SAN QUINTIN SAN QUINTIN, BC, MEXICO HERACLIO PATINO (011 52 616-5-22-07) September 2012 CLUB AUTOMOVILISTICO SAN VICENTE San Vicente Off Road ENSENAOA, BC, MEXICO USA JAN WRIGHT (011 52 61746834) RAMON CASTRO & RUBEN ACEVEDO (61637/7 0034) CMC CONTINENTAL MoTOSPORT CLUB P.O. Box 3187 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690-3178 Fax: (714) 367-1608 CODE TECATE 2012 CHAMPIONSHIP MADERO 621-A ZONA CENTRO MEXICALI, BAJA CALIFORNIA 21100 0ll-52-686-553-4087 USA 686-553-4087 MEXICO <> E Mail: September 28-30, 2012 Mexicana Logistics 300 Mexicali, BC, MX November 30-December 1-2, 2012 OXXO Race Ready 275 Mexical San Felipe, BC, MX CoLORADOHILL CLIMB AssocIA TION BARB V AHSHOLTZ, PRESIDENT (719) 531-3642 W/(719)687-9827 H P.O Box8286 COLORADO SPRINGS, co 80933 (719) 653-8449 COLORADO OFF ROAD EXTREME 303-956-3600 November 3, 2012 Colorado Rally Cross CORP P.O. Box 392 CALEXICO, CA 92232 HECTOR CERECER 0ll-52-65-66-4458 CORR SERIES 270 NEWPORT CENTER DR., SUITE 100 Continued on page 6 _.,.,..._ •. _ Pages

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Trail Notes ... WEDDLE INDUSTRIES INTRODUCES A HEAVY DUTY REPLACEMENT FOR THE STANDARD V ANAGON MAINSHAFT BEARING THRUST PLATE -The mainshaft bearing thrust plate in stock VW Vanagon transaxles is too soft, allowing the outer race of the mainshaft bearing to wear into the steel thrust plate and the magnesium front housing. Weddle Industries now manufactures a heavy duty replacement, made from high quality, heat-treated steel and precision-ground to the proper thickness. The Weddle plate provides a much larger thrust surface than the stock VW plate, and will greatly extend the life of any rebuilt transaxle by eliminating the mainshaft movement that would otherwise occur. Installation requires careful machining of the front housing, as per the included instructions. Application: 1984 and later VW Vanagon transaxles About Weddle Industries: Weddle Industries is a supplier of high performance transaxle and driveline components for special application vehicles. The company is headquartered in Goleta, California, where they maintain a large inventory of racing gears, clutches, shifters, gear oil pumps, torque converters, axles, constant velocity joints, and other driveline products, all of which are available through an extensive dealer network. For additional information, contact Weddle Industries. ROB MAcCACHREN -one of the world's finest off-road competitors, has just accomplished the unthinkable. His epic 200th career win on BFGoodrich tires at the Traxxas TORC Series at the historical Crandon International Raceway. This win puts him in a league of his own and marks another achievement in an already incredible year. This recent win also signifies another major milestone for Rob: his 100th short course win on BFGoodrich tires. Rob was driving his Mopar, Traxxas, BFGoodrich tires Ram truck on Mud Terrain T / A KR in Crandon. Rob is one of the toughest racers in the off-road community and continues to choose the toughest tires, those by BFGoodrich, since 1991. Please join us in congratulating him on this achievement. For your information, Rob is currently leading two of the four off-road series he is competing in and is tied in another: Leading the Trophy Truck class in SCORE - Leading the overall championship in SCORE -Leading Pro 2 class in TORC -Tied for the lead in Pro 2 class in LOORRS. BLACK RHINO, INc. AND RACER X MoTORSPORTs, INc. JmN FORCES -Kenny Osborn of Black Rhino Performance and Michael Cohen of Racer X Motorsports, Inc. are excited to announce their businesses are merging together. This new partnership provides the off-road racing and recreation markets the very best in products, sales, and service. From ATV's to UTV's, Sand Rails to Side X Side's, Buggies to Truck's, Pre-Runners to Race Cars, Desert and Short Course Racing, Black Rhino Performance ancl Racer X Motorsports, Inc. are your best resource. This solid team will be able to leverage their staff knowledge and expertise to provide the off road community with the largest selection of the products and services you need and want. Their offerings include but are not limited to the following: * Safety Equipment -Helmets, Driving Suits & Apparel, Head & Neck Restraints * Communications Systems -Two Way Radios, Intercoms, Base Stations, Headsets * Audio/ Video Systems * Mil-Spec Electrical -Wiring, Switches, Circuit Breakers, Cable Ties * Side X Side / UTV - Roll Cages, Seats, Harnesses, Doors, Tires & Wheels, LED / HID Lighting * Custom Builds & Race Prep * Full service & installation center * HUGE 2,500+ square foot showroom with Product & Vehicle Displays. This is an exciting new direction for both of these companies. "We are thrilled to be working with Kenny and the great team at Black Rhino," Michael Cohen, President of Racer X Motorsports, Inc. beamed. "We are so excited to start the 2012 / 2013 Desert Season with this announcement," Cohen continued. "I go way back with Racer X, back to when my two boys Bryan and Alex were racing Trophy Karts. Michael and the team at Racer X have always been extremely knowledgeable and helpful to me as a customer; to have this phenomenal opportunity to work with them is exciting for me and all of us here at Black Rhino," Kenny Osborn, Owner of Black Rhino, Inc. added. Stay tuned for more exciting things to come from this new alliance. RHYS MILLEN - sets a new world record at 2012 Pikes Peak Hill Climb in his race-prepared Hyundai Genesis Coupe. Millen needed only 9:46.164 to make international motorsports' most challenging ascent over 14,000 feet. For 2012, Millen's own race team, Rhys Millen Racing (RMR), made additional performance enhancements to the current world-record-setting Genesis Coupe, the very same car that set the Time Attack 2WD record last year with Rhys' father, Rod Millen, at the wheel. Rhys Millen Racing continues a surge in recent years at Pikes Peak. In 2011, Rhys nearly broke the famed IO-minute barrier in his dedicated PM580 tubeframe hillclimb racer. In a classic father/son family effort, Rhys' father, Rod Millen, set the current record in the same Genesis Coupe, having recently celebrated his 60th birthday, even beating a Porsche 911 GT2 RS. ROB MACCACHREN COMPLETES HIS HISTORIC RUN @ 200 off-road race wins @ Crandon on Sunday - Traxxas TORC Series' second stop at Wisconsin's Crandon International Off-Road Raceway draws one of the largest crowds ever to witness a short course off-road race! Crandon International Off-Road Raceway! What a great day of Traxxas TORC Series, presented by AMSOIL, racing in Wisconsin's north woods, action-packed from start to finish in front of the season's biggest crowd -estimated at 40,000-plus on the weekend-at the world's premier short course off-road track, aka the "Big House!" Forty-three years they've been racing short course off-road at Crandon. And in those Page& NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660 866-501-CORR CORVA 1500 WEST EL CAMINO, Sum 352 SACRAMENTO, CA 95833 1-800-42 CORVA Exr 42 Fax (818) 957-4435 CRS CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES <www, October S - 6, 2012 Prescott Rally Prescott, Arizona D&T PROMOTIONS DAVE VAN DEREN 2405 BAKER AVE. EVERETT, WA 98201 (206) 339-9079 (All el/eT\ts at Hannigan race track, Bellingham, WA or Thunton Counl) ORV Park, 0!1mpia, WA) DAKAR RALLY DARREN SKILTON BAJA AUTOMOTIVE ADVENTURES 455 E. OcEAN BLVD., Sum 208 loNG BEACH, CA 90802 (562) 755-2278/FAX: (562) 590-7925 <> DECATUR FOUR WHEEL DRIVE CLUB DECATUR, TX 76234 ToMALLEN (800) 662-3649/(214) 641-2090 DESERT STEEL MoTORSPORTS 1863 CoMMANDER0DRIVE LAKE HAVASU CtTY, AZ 86403 (928) 855-2208 EAsil:RN Ow-ROAD RACING AssN. TOM DELAUDER, SR. 1091 TOWNSHIP LINE ROAD WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 ENSENADA BAJA OFF ROAD RACING Av. REFORMA 1136 ENSADA, BC, MX 0ll-52-646-1818989 Eus10 0ll-52-646-1715230 AARON Races for buws & Motorcycles EsTERO BEACH INTERNATIONAL Short Course Racing VICTORIA GALINDO ENSENADA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO 0ll-52-646-176-6230 EDR ExrREME DESERT RACING P.O. Box 91615 AusnN,TX 78709 (512) 848-4344 /E FAX (1512) 687-5310 Car Truck Series Bike Quad Series FORDA FLORIDA OFF RoAD DRIVER'S ASSOCIATION JASON LEIBIN (727) 376-4176 Mar, Apr, Ma1, Noo at David.son Racewt11 GENERAL TIRE TROPHYLITE SERIES DRIVE RACING ORGANIZATION 760-352-6020 Las Vegas, NV GLEN HELEN BAJA CUP CHALLENGE SERIES PO-Box 6950 SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92412 PHONE: (909) 384-9343 Lucas Oil Regional Off 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 TtMHODGE (402) 991-6048 ScOTT MORROW (816) 792-2126 (All races are shart course, stadium sr:,!e Classes, 2010 Sportsman, 1/2-1600, 5-1600, Sport Truck, Quads, Tough Truck Nebraska Race«Ja1 Park, Exit 420 on l-80 between September 2012 Omaha and Lincoln.) For latest info check <> HDRA 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-SHOWS MOTORSPORTS PRoMoTioNs, INc. P.O. Box 2910 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690 (949) 582-2371 ]EEPSPEED 1826 N. WINDES ORANGE, CA 92869 714-538-7434/ fax 714-633-1724 Same schedule as Best In The Desert °KAMLOOPS OFF ROAD RACING Whispering Pines Sports & Recreation Center l<AMLOOPS, BC, CANADA Mike Strange (250) 573-4003 LAS VEGAS SANDSPORTS & OFFROAD EXPO (626) 961-3782 <www.prerunners:com> <> Curt LeDucs Off Road Swap Meet L.I.T.R.E. )EFF ELROD (408) 926-0522 JtMARurA (408) 247-4402 LOORRS LUCAS OIL OFF RoAD RAcING SERIES <> September 22-23, 2012 Las Vegas Motor Speedway October 27-28, 2012 Firebird Raceway MAMAiuuTA OFF ROAD RACING Luis CARLOS ALvAREZo PANAMERICANA AVE #5105 Co. JUAREZ, CHIH., MX 0l l-52-1637-1799 MICHIGAN BUGGY BUILDERS Dune Buggy Trade Show (517) 543-7214 <> MICHIGAN OFF RoAD CHAMPIONSHIPS M.T.B. Enterprises Inc. 15529 )ONES RflAD GRAND LEDGE, ML 48837 (517) 627-6200 Motorcycles, Quads, ATVs and Pilots only MAORA Mm-AMERICA OFF RoAD Assoc1ATION P.O. Box664 GREENUP, IL 62428 (217) 962-1318 E-MAI1.: <> M.O.R.E. MoJAVE OFF RoAD RAcING ENTHuSIASTS P.O. Box 1231 BARSTOW, CA 92312 760-253-4453 < 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 TRlALs SERIES BILL MAR!cHAM (909) 860-1857 <> AU events at Perris ~ (At Reed Valley with a schaol) NATIONAL Muo RACING AssN. RT. #l, 2010 Box 380 DAVE OR MARLENE RYAN PALATKA, FL 32177 (904) 325-5422 NATIONAL TUFF TRUCK AssN. Butch Chapin Motorsports Promo-tions 1404 EAsT 3RD STREET HASTINGS, MN 55033-1415 (612) 437-2459 NOORA NORTHERN Omo OFF RoAD RACING ASSN. GARY WULFF (724) 283-2678 E-MAIL <> Buggies, Pilot/Odysseys, Trucks, Quads (Spring Valley Racewa1, 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 COMMUNICATIONS (415) 380-3890 OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION Volunteered Series PRESIDENT, 2010 GEOFF LEE 1243 TRICE ROAD LEBANON, TN 37087 (615) 453-5830 CLASS REP., 2010 l/2-1600 BRUCE MEYERS (865) 453-1005 CLASS REP., 2010 9 & UNLTD. MICHAEL MOORE (334) 271-7035 OUTLAW REP. DON PONDER (314) 631-8190 (All Races at Wheeling in the Counr:, 900 Acres) Omo OFF RoADERS INc. 1427 GOSHEN HILLS ROAD S.E. NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO 44663 )IM !CENDEL (216) 339-4674 All races held at Harrison County Fairgrounds. Cadiz, Ohio ONTARIO OFF RoAD RAcms AssoclATION RICK TtCHBOURNE, PUBLIC RELATIONS (519)-681-4192(H)/(519) 457-2913(W) OUTLAW DESERT RACING LLC. ALBUQUERQUE NEW MEXICO <> (505) 974-9226 AU Classes-UIV-Moto-A1V-Troph)Mrt January lS-19, 2013 New Mexico 100 May 4-6, 2013 Cinco De Baja August 16-17, 2013 De La Muertas 100 OUTLAW SEVEN PICKUP 9269 UMMELMAN ST. Louis, MO 63123 (314) 631-8140/Fax: ((314) 631-1921 PACE MOTOR SPORTS U.S. Off Road Championship 495 N. CoMMONS DRIVE AURORA, IL 60504 (630) 566-6100 <> PENNSYLVANIA SHORT CoURSE RACING SMITiiTON HOLE RACEWAY 313 SKYLINE DRIVE Dusty Times

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SMITHTON,PA. 15479 MIKE GEISER 330-683-6263 Short Course Offroad Racing AU Races At Smithton Hole Raceway Poo!sPEAK P.O. Box 6962 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80934 (719) 685-4400 PINE BARRENS ROUGH RIDERS OFF ROAD RACING CHATSWORTH, NJ (856) 87 5-7 591 PROTRUCK PROTRUCK MANAGEMENT INC. 11409 PINEHURST DR. l.AJ<EsIDE, CA 92040 (619) 885-4458 Protnu:k Schedule corui5ts of all SCORE and Best In The Desert Races PRo 1600 SHOOTOUT CoREYG01N 559-647-6132 GOINRACIN@HOTMAIL.COM Puiu! ENERGY PROMOTIONS P.O. Box50 RICKETTS, 1A 51460 (712) 679l1221 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-Rood Rally . Raid In The World U.S. Liaison:Kelly Van Hoesen 203-249-1340 Skype: kellanvanhoesen <> RG CANNING PRODUCTIONS, INc. OFF ROAD SWAP MEET P.O. 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Box 99 CRANDON, WISCONSIN 54520 303-880-7221 <WWW.WRC.COM> XTREME INTERNATIONAL 1863 COMMANDER DRIVE LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ 86403 (520) 855-RACE/(520) 855-2208 BAJA OFFICE: 011-526-6225 ZR PROMOTIONS LUIS RENE MONTANO C. CALZADA INDEPENDENCIA 200 -5 CoL INSURGENTES EsTE 21280 MEXICALI, BC, MX (686) 564 6653 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 club 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: 207 61 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311,5003 September 2012 Trail Notes ... 43 years nary a weekend has been just as thrilling as was the legions of Crandon faithful were privileged to witness today at Crandon, topped off by a historic run in the PRO 2WD class. PRO 2WD Yee-hah! Rob MacCachren (Mopar/Ram/Traxxas/BFG) finally did it -recorded his historic 200th career win racing off-road. And what a better place to do that than the world's epicenter of short course off-road ... the Big House @ Crandon! "It's been ten races since we last won ... and I was getting kind of worried there," said MacCachren. "But this is especially great to have done it here at Crandon. If first raced here in 1989 and fell in love with this place. Thank you, guys!" MacCachren was on a mission from the beginning. Battling Chad Hord (BOSS Snowplows/ AMSOIL/ Nissan) for the holeshot, MacCachren took the early lead -only to get the dreaded Malachi Crunch from Hord and CJ Greaves (Monster Energy/Toyota/Maxxis), sending MacCachren shooting through the infield and kicking up a pile of dust the size of Kansas. When the dust settled CJ Greaves had muscled into the lead, albeit a short-lived on as Hord came busting back in the No. 9 truck -bringing the Crandon faithful to their feet as he roared down the famous Land Rush start straight and first tum into the lead. Hord would hold that lead through the competition yellow, followed by Greaves. MacCachren would put up the top lap in pursuit of those two, earning him the Oakley Bomb Award, and putting the No. 21 Ram into 3rd place when TORC's Ram Runner pace truck hit the track. On the restart defending TORC PRO 2 series champ Bryce Menzies (Red BulVMopar/Ram/KMC Wheels), who'd run up from the rear of the pack after an early race mishap, moved up to the lead pack past Steve Barlow (Real Tree Energy). The 4th fastest guy early in the race, local Wisconsinite Jeff Kincaid (Traxxas/ AMSOIL/BFG), broke his front end and had to retire. With just a few laps remaining MacCachren got past CJ Greaves on the Oakley Timepiece Tum and set his sights on Hord, eventually passing the U.P. native in the same place he set up -and got past - Greaves. There'd be no stopping MacCachren as he scorched up the northern Wisconsin dirt, putting time on both Hord (2nd) and Greaves (3rd) for the win in front of the massive Sunday crowd at the Big House. NASCAR racer Robby Gordon (Menard's) would put in a solid effort for 4th place and Menzies would hold on for 5th, battling hard late in the contest with privateer Keith Steele (NKS Carpet Care/Spazztie/ Ringer). Noteworthy: "This is, by far, the biggest crowd I've ever seen here," said Nissan's Ron Stukenberg. "I don't know where you'd put all those people that filled up the (Nissan) grandstands if you hadn't built them!" PRO 2 Results: 1. Rob MacCachren 2. Chad Hord 3. CJ Greaves 4. Robby Gordon 5. Bryce Menzies 6. Keith Steele 7. Scott Taylor 8. Mike Oberg 9. Mike Jenkins 10. Mike Vanden Heuvel 11. Steve Barlow 12. Jeff Kincaid. PRO 4x4: Wisconsin's Johnny Greaves (Monster Energy/Toyota/Maxxis) looked to have his third-straight TORC PRO 4 win in the bag, railing past Adrian Cenni (Real Tree Energy) for the early race lead and running away with the lead through the competition yellow. Same thing during the early turns in the second half of the race, until the wheel(s) fell off the wagon - literally. Greaves would lose a wheel and hand over the race lead to PRO 4 points leader Ricky Johnson (Red BulVMopar/Ram/KMC Wheels), who ran 'er into 1st place with relative ease. "This is a team sport and I dedicate this win to the Menzies team," said Johnson. "We blew up a motor yesterday and the guys were up all night putting a new bullet into the truck. And thanks to my team I'm up here right now." Greaves' mechanical malfunction more or less robbed the 15,000-plus fans at Crandon -the world's highest attended short course off-road race -of what would have been a thrilling battle to the checkers with the two titans of the sport. Johnson had actually topped Greaves' best lap_ with a 1:22.10, and was gaining on Greaves when the 2010 champ's wheel let loose and flew off into the Wisconsin northwoods. In 2nd place was Cenni, last year's big winner at Crandon. Cenni drove a near flawless race and ended up battling some mechanical gremlins of his own in rushing to the finish to hold off a hard-charging Scott Douglas (AMSOIL/Borla Exhaust/ BFG). "It was a great, clean race," said Cenni. "Had a bit of a fire and a flat rear tire, but we'll put it back together for the Cup race later this afternoon." Rounding out the podium was Douglas, who's made all but one PRO 4 podium this year through 12 rounds of racing. Douglas and Johnson had a pretty good battle going, until Douglas said he Oohnson) "Hit the nitrous button" and was gone. "I couldn't even make a race out of it," said Douglas. Noteworthy: NBC will broadcast TORC's weekend at Crandon at 1:30 p.m. (EST) on Dec. 29th in a two-hour special on short course off-road racing at the Big House!. PRO 4x4 Results: 1. Ricky Johnson 2. Adrian Cenni 3. Scott Douglas 4. Mark Jenkins 5. Case Gunderson 6. Mike Jenkins 7. Dan Baudoux 8. Al Drews 9. Milan Mazanec 10. Jerry Conrad 11. Johnny Greaves 12. Curt Leduc 13. Jim Ridderbush PRO Light: Casey Currie (Monster Energy/Nissan/ General Tire) made it a clean sweep of the TORC PRO Light races this weekend at Crandon, creating an interesting ripple in the tight points chase between Andrew Caddell (Ram/Mopar/Traxxas/BFG) and Brad Lovell (AMSOIL/Nissan/Torchmate/BFG). As it stands Lovell leaves Crandon with a three-point lead over Caddell with one weekend of racing remaining in Lancaster, Calif., Sept. 29 & 30. Battling for the holeshot, Lovell and Caddell left a small crease of a line open for Currie -which he gladly filled and took off with the lead early in the contest, a lead he'd never relinquish. "I'll put on a show or lose!," shouted the energized Currie to the Crandon faithful, some 18,000 strong at Crandon on Sunday alone. "It's the crowd, I swear! If I'm gonna win I say win big at the Big House!" In hot pursuit of Currie, Lovell and Caddell early on were Keegan Kincaid (Traxxas/ AMSOIL/BFG) and TORC PRO Light rookie, Nick Baumgartner (Loctite/Warn), the pro snowboarder-turned-off-road racer from nearby Iron River, Mich. But mar, Trail N1t11 en p111 37 Page7

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~IDIB~VEGAS To RENO Freitas/ Jimco overall By Judy Smith Dayton, NV: Garrick Freitas piloted his Jimco to the overall victory at the BITD point to point Vegas to Reno race in August, fin-ishing in 9:01:20. As all of Southern California and Southern Nevada toasted in record heat, some 17 Trick Trucks and 30 Class 1500s, were part of a total 191 four-wheeled racers up for the annual serpentine run that starts in Beatty, Nevada and finishes in Dayton. There was also a horde of UTVs, quads and bikes, which started at the front of the pack. This year there was no pre-running of any kind, not even the BITD guided "pre-fun" run that has been allowed most re-cently. The small towns clustered along the race route probably felt the loss of the influx of racers and chasers more than the racers themselves, because the course was essentially the ~ame as it has been for several years. There are a few areas, notably near the south-ern, or beginning end, where the course makes many turns, and in an effort to add length, becomes serpentine and confusing, but basically it's pretty straightforward and south-to-north. About 33 miles after starting just south of Beatty, the racers crossed Highway 95 and then paralleled the highway until Bon-nie Claire, where they did some curving around in a hilly area, ultimately coming back down to Cotton Tail, at Mile 99, right next to Hwy 95. From there they went westerly and northerly, curving around in the hills, and then came back down to the highway again, almost into Goldfield, where the residents took advantage of the influx of people to have yard sales. From Goldfield they headed north, and then swung a bit more towards the east, hitting Pit 5 right at Tonopah. Out ofTonopah they swung west again, then north east, and as Highway 95 swung west-ward, met it at Millers. Then the racers went west, and a bit south, doing some zigging and zagging, until they hit Big Smoky, at Mile 263, on the Silver Peak road. The course then continued northward to where Highway 6 intersects 95 near Coaldale, crossed Rte 6, then went north for a bit and crossed 95 at Redlich. Then there was a long loop, going almost parallel to the highway, and between Mina and Luning, race chasers on the pavement could see dust moving along the trail. It climbed up into the hills then, and after a bit came down to near Soda Spring, then just north of Hawthorne, went up into the hills and out of reach and out of sight of traveling pit crews on the highway. Up at Top Gun, the chase crews couldn't get there on time, unless they'd done some Photos: Trackside Photo serious hop-scotching. Most teams sent a crew up there to wait. From Top Gun which was Mile 458 into the race, the course wound back, gradually down hill, to cross Alternate 95 at Weeks, and then it was about 45 treacherous miles to the finish at the rodeo grounds in Dayton. It was right at 535 miles long. There was the usual mix of rocky, rough and silty, treacher-ous, with some high altitude stuff thrown in, just to mess with carbu-reted engines. This year there had been some serious thunderstorms a couple of weeks before the race, and, in fact, it rained on Friday af-ternoon during the race, and then off and on that night, into Satur-day morning, up in the area of the final 7 5 miles or so. In one section there was, as it was described, "a 100 yard long lake": in fact• a gi-ant puddle, left from one of the recent storms. Some drivers went through it, many went around. Most of the competitors had no problem finding their way • it was well marked, and if they'd raced before, very familiar. But at the southern end, near Goldfield, there'd been a windstorm that had apparently blown some signs down, and there were also cows, who ate some, so a few competi-tors went a bit astray in that area. But it was not' a major problem, except for those who got lost. The Weyhrich brothers, Marie and Gary, took the Trick Truck Class win and finished third overall in the Vegas To Reno contest. As always, BITD had let the Trick Trucks and Class 1500 cars run the Time Trials to vie for start position. This is usually a big carrot dangling at the end of the Time Trial stick, because the top finishers start at the front, one minute apart, rather than the more usual 30 second separa-tion. For this event, all the Trick Trucks and Class 1500s were started at one minute intervals. The start line is on a dirt road below Beatty, and it's apparently used for almost nothing else, so there was no rush to get through the start procedure, as there is at, say, Parker, where the start is in the middle of town. It was hot. An early morning thin scattering of clouds promised mugginess and hinted at the rain that was to come. The start went off cleanly, no surprise, as it's one of the best suited start areas in all of off road racing. There's a huge parking lot to the south of the dirt road that begins the race, and the lot's fenced in completely. Starting on Thursday afternoon, the teams begin to arrive, bike and quad teams coming first, and most just stay there in their motorhomes, vans, campers and what have you, overnight. The Drivers' Meeting (on Thursday evening) was held at the head-quarter hotel in the outskirts of Las Vegas, and rules require that at least one banded member of each team be present. Many teams send the rest of the crew and the race vehicle on ahead, knowing that the 115 mile trip could be-come a massive traffic jam at the end if they waited until morning. A steady stream of traffic pulls into the parking area all night long. The bikers and quads staged at about 5 a.m., and they were flagged off beginning at 5:45. As each competitor left the start line, his chase crew \WS heading up Highway 95, and a car/truck team was pulling into his space in the parking lot. It looked like the most expensive rush-hour traffic in the world. Bike teams in their pickups, vans, and motorhomes headed out, and the spaces filled immediately with the car/truck teams that hadn't driven up the night before. Huge motorhomes towing enclosed trailers, purpose built chase trucks with barrels of fuel and stacks of tires, chase pickups with spare tires, jacks, dumpcans and tool boxes in the back all crowded into the parking area. Traffic lined up out the last few hundred yards of the dirt road and on down Highway 95 a good mile at times as those who'd just arrived jockeyed for parking inside the compound. It's all self regu-lated, and in the end, everyone fits. Because of BLM and Nevada Highway Patrol regulations, no parking is allowed anywhere else. One thing that sparked some discussion was the fact that, in-stead of starting the Side-by-Sides at the end of the cars and trucks as they've done in the past, this time they started them behind the last quad, which means they were in front of the Trick Trucks. The last Side-by-Side left the start a couple of hours before the first Trick Truck started, but without fail • some had problems, some were slow, and the Trick Trucks caught all but one. It's not known how the Side-by-Side teams liked the start order, but several of the Trick Truck drivers commented that it was scary to come up on the smaller vehicles, especially in the dust. They make as much dust as another car, so until they're right up on them, the Trick Truck driver doesn't know what it is. Their top speed is so slow, relative to the big trucks, that they seem to the truck drivers, to be at risk. They do run the blue lights on the rear, which signify that they are a "slow" moving vehicle, so that's some protection. The weather stayed hot and sticky until the lead vehicles were up in the very northernmost parts of the course, and then it either got dark or rained, or both, and was chilly. The fast class turned out to be the open-wheel cars, Class 1500, and Garrick Freitas took the honors in his Jimco. He did all the driving in this event, and said he'd lost his brakes a few times, "but they kept com-ing back." He reported that he'd had "no serious problems and no flats", and finished in 9:01:20. Troy Vest took the gold medal in the Class 1200 action, he's seen here in his Chevy plowing through the soft stuff. Tony smiley had a good race, he took the gold medal in the Class 10 fracas, he's seen here throwin' a bit of dirt on his way north. In second place it was Robby Gordon in his Geiser built Class 1500 car. He did all the driving also. Gordon said he'd "qualified badly because the fuel pump vapor locked." The crew had put on a new fuel system overnight, and it Pages September 2012 Dusty Times

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one flat on a rock, which he had to change on course. Reid got in at Pit 8, which was near Redlich, at Mile 307, and she also had a flat, but lucked out and had hers changed in a pit. She also had to stop for a new visor when hers became scratched and impossible to see through. Their time was 10:20:55. Jerry Zaiden was the big winner in the Class 6100 action, he's seen here in his Chevy on his way to the finish line up north. Don and Chris German took first place honors in the Class 8 battle, they had 32 minutes on their competition when they took the checkers. The lucky 13th finisher was the team of Tracy Graf and Dale Don-del in a Racer. They said they'd had some flats in the rocks, and had to change a power steering belt. Graf actually had two flats at one time, and was carrying only one spare He drove about 20 miles on the rim to the pits for a new tire. Their time was 10:22:56. Zak Langley and Dan Martin teamed in a Racer to finish four-teenth. Langley started, Martin finished. He had a flat and the jack broke. He said he "had to dig" and lost about 15 minutes. The problem was that the light bar had broken so he didn't see the rocks that flattened the tire. Their time was 10:33:39. had worked fine in the race. He said he'd been slowed following a car "in the dust for a long way." His time was 9:01:58, just 38 sec-onds slower than Freitas. In third it was Darnen Jefferies, another who drove the whole way, in his Chevy powered Jefferies. He reported no problems, but said, "It was scary with those UTVs though .. " He'd had no flats, but had worn out his rear tires, on which he drove the whole dis-tance. His time was 9:06;30. Chuck Hovey, who started sixth in the morning, was actually the first finisher on the road in the evening in his Chevy Jimco, but was fourth in class. He said he'd followed a Trick Truck for miles in the dust, and then an-other one came up and hit him, so he let him by, and then the first one got a flat and Hovey went past him. He had no mechanical prob-Dusty Times lems, but his car is a single seater and he said that since there'd been "no prerunning, and I can't read my OPS, it's tough." His time was 9:07:11. Corey Keysar was fifth in his Jimco. He drove all the way also and said he'd been rained on "sev-eral times", had two flats and had to change them on course himself, and he also had an oil leak, but "didn't worry about it." His time was 9: 15:07. In sixth in the 1500 class it was T. J. Flores in his Bunderson. He said he'd had "alternator issues" and couldn't run high speed. He complained that he'd "topped out at 90 or 100, and hit 113mph just once." Flores said he'd hit a deep water hole at Mile 490, and he'd had no flat tires. His time was 9:17:23. Seventh place went to Sam Ber-ri, in a J imco. He finished at about 9: 15 at night. So he'd had night driving for several hours. Sam, in a single seater, had one flat, but had to fix it himself on course. He said, "I'm too damn slow!" He added, "It was a big thing to stay under control and have no prob-lems." His time was 9:18:43. In eighth, sitting in for his son, Justin Lofton, who had a NASCAR truck race to drive, was Bob Lofton, in their Jimco. He drove all the way. He said he "had flats, had jack trouble, hit a ditch, flattened two at once." Busy day for the Lofton car. He finished in 9:26:24. Ninth went to Richard Boyle and Kory Halopoff. Halopoff started, and he had a brief fuel problem. Boyle got in at Mile 330 and finished. He had a rear flat and the lug nuts stripped. He fin-ished with just two or three nuts holding the wheel on. Their time 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 was 9:45:50. The tenth Class 1500 car was the Jimco of Erick Jacobs, who started, and Shannon Powell, the finishing driver. They arrived at ten p.m.reporting that they'd had "torque convertor issues" and one flat, and said that otherwise their race was "flawless." Their time was 10:00:02. In 11th place it was the team of Greg Foster and Doug Fortin in a Racer Engineering car. Foster started, Fortin finished. Foster had a flat and the air jack disap-peared and the scissor jack didn't work and the impact gun battery died. He got _an impact gun from Robbie Pierce to make the re-pair. They said their transmission worked well all day. Their time was 10: 19:54. The twelfth place team was Shelby Reid and Daniel Folts in a Jefferies. Folts started and he had In 15th it was Larry Brown, who drove, and Pete Mortenson, who navigated in their Jimco. The team of Jason Beam and Matt Divine had started the car in the morning. It was a busy day: they changed an alternator, had a steer-ing issue, tightened a spindle bolt, had a flat, and it rained on them a lot. At one point they came to a "huge water section - a glant lake", and when they drove through it the water came up over the hood. Their time was 10:33:58. In 16th Kevin Curtis drove all Continued on page 10 9 Restaurants 75,000 Sq. Ft. Of Meeting Space 4,600 Seat Equestrian & Event Center 80,000 Sq. Ft. Exhibit Hall Spa & Fitness Center Showroom 64-Lane Bowling Center LAS VEGAS BLVD AT S/LVERADO RANCH • SOUTHPOINTCASINO.COM . September 2012 Page9

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Randy Merritt drove his good lookin' Ford pickup to the win in the Class 7 action, he's seen here looking for some darkness. the way in his RPS and said his day had been "pretty good." But then he added that he and Justin Davis and Robby Gordon had "tangled." It seems that Justin hit Curtis, and then Gordon hit Justin. Curtis said that Gordon was "very patient". Curtis also lost about a half hour with a c.v. boot problem, and he reported that he'd "battled" with Davis all day, but "Davis had a lot of flats" and he (Curtis) had none. His time was 10:36:00. The 17th finisher in the 1500 class was the team of Dustin Mill-er, who started, and Brandon Dawson, who finished. Brooks Beckstrom and Preston Schmidt navigated. They had a problem with burned coil wires • they melt-ed. So they had to stop three times to change them. Their time was 10:53:29. In eighteenth place it was Jon Walker, from Guam, in a Kreger. He drove all the way, and Oscar Nuevo navigated. They had just one flat, but had brake problems and put the car on its side at one point. They had no brakes for the final 120 miles of the. race, and Jon said, of the final nasty downhill just before the finish, "That hill was plumb wild with no brakes!" Their time was 10:56:01. Mike Childress was 19th, and lucky to be there. At Checkpoint 12 he had a fire caused by a cracked discriminator valve, which blew a mist of fuel onto the head-ers during the refueling. Mike and his navigator, Travis Howard, got out of the car without injury, and no one was burnt, but there were a few scary moments while the crew fought to control the flames. Ultimately some guys from a nearby pit brought over two big extinguishers, meant for fight-ing fuel fires, and they put the flames out. The plastic fans had melted and needed to be replaced, but once they'd done that, and checked the car carefully for any possible fire damage, Childress and Howard went on, and got to the finish. He has ordered a batch of the big extinguishers to keep in his pits from now on. Their time for the race was 11:07:43. In 20th it was the father and son team of Brian and Cody Parkhouse, who both drove their Jimco. Cody reported three flats, an alternator that went bad, and fuel pressure issues. Their time was 11:58:42. Twenty-first in the class was the team of Clayton and Colton Scud-der in a Custom Chassis. Clayton, the elder of the two, drove all the way, son Colton navigated. They said they had to repack c.v. boots, and they also broke a c.v. joint up near Top Gun. The_n, later they broke a spindle and limped in to a pit at ten miles per hour. And as an afterthought, they said they'd had no front brakes. Their time was 12:02:19. In 22nd place it was Sam and Mike Baldi, brothers, in their "homemade by the Baldi Broth-ers" car. Sam said he'd "tried to dodge a rock" and got high-centered on a bush wit all four wheels in the air. He used a "jack and rock and ingenuity" to get back on the ground again. But lost 45 minutes doing it. Later, he said, he had flats. Four all to-gether. Their time was 12:47:45. Kevin Colan and Angelo Ian-nucci, in a winged Chenowth Mil-lennium, finished 23rd. They said they'd had "too many flats" - four of them. Their time was 13:00:58. In 24th place it was Travis Chase and Jeff Quinn in an ES Motorsports, with Jake Lauxen and Jeff Lievense navigating. They said their problem had been "a bunch of little things." There was a fuel filter problem, and they'd lost a wheel, which messed up the hub and rotor and they had to limp to Pit 14 for repairs, where things were "welded and ground." Their timewas 14:45:49. The 25th unlimited car to fin-ish was the E.S. Motorsports of Lyle Bask and Lee Mundt, who both drove, while Ali Bask,and Lee Mundt did the navigating. They said they'd lost a torque con-Brran Folks was the big winner in the Class 1100 action, he's seen here at high speed in a hard packed area on the course. verter and got a spare from Daniel Folts. Their time wasl6:02:31. They were the last 1500 car to finish. In the Trick Trucks, it was Gary Weyhrich, in a Ford, who took the win. He. did all the driving. He said he'd had just oneflat, after Hawthorne (Mile 389), and had to change it on course. Weyhrich said they'd been "working on the truck a lot -and testing." And then he added, "I'm happy." His time was 9:05:57. Second in the Trick Trucks went to Rick D. Johrison in his Ford. He also drove aH the way and reported "a very clean day- little bit of traffic -ran our pace - good and clean". He said he "didn't want to make any mistakes." Brian Sallee navigates forJohnson. Their time was 9:08:32. Less than three minutes behind Weyhrich. The third finisher in the Trick Trucks was Jason Voss in his Ford. He did all the driving and reported that he'd had fiveflats. He said, "We went to the back, and to the front, multiple times! We were charging hard to catch back up -went back andforth with 19 three times!" (Number 19 was the Herbst/Roeseler truck.) Voss's time was 9:12:19. In fourth it was Steve Sourapas and Rob MacCachren, who'd been the top qualifier in their Ford Geiser. MacCachrenstarted the race, and Sourapas was the finishing' driver. He reported that he "ran out of gas before Pit 9 -didn't get a full fill atGoldfield." They were just four miles from the pit when they ran dry, and it cost them about ten minutes~ A BITD official ransome fuel out to them. Sourapas also ·declared that the course was "a little dusty." Their time was 9: lJ:22. race had gone "pretty well." Their time was 9: 14: 16. The sixth place finisher was the team of Cameron Steele and Josh Daniel in Steele's Geiser. Steele, who started anddrove to Mile 215, had a flat, which he had to change on course. He got out relatively early, because he was planning to hopscotchahead and finish the race in his wife, Heidi's, Class 7200 truck. Daniel also had a flat "in the dust", and there was a"small jack problem." Their time was 9:20:38. In seventh it was Ryan Poel-man, who did all the driving in his Ford Geiser. He said he'd had two flats, "one on each side"and changed both of them on course • at Mile 82 and 520. Also, al-though he didn't know it at the time, his left rear quarterpanel fell off. His time was 9:30:50. Ken Losch was eighth in his Geiser and he also did all the driving. He said that he'd had a fuel vacuum problem and hadto sit for about a half-hour to "let it cool." Then between Mile 90 and Mile 300 he took the hood off the truck so it would runcooler, and that worked, but wasn't necessary after the Mile 300 mark. He had two flats, thanks to rocks. He says his truckhas two hydraulic jacks, one on each side, an~ they "work great." His team built them. Losch's time was 10:06: 10. In ninth place it was Chris Kemp, David Wert and Chuck Dempsey in a Ford Geiser. They finished at about five of nine inthe evening, and motored on down the trail. Their time was 10:13:49. Juan Carlos Lopez was tenth in his Ford. He'd had a long day, dealing with vapor lock that stopped him five differenttimes. Robby Gordon, part of the same team, later said that they prob-ably should have changed the fuel system on Lopez'struck when they changed his. Each time Lopez's truck vapor locked it cost him about 20 minutes. He had no flat tires. Histime was 10:18:19. In 11th place it was Scott Whip-ple and Scott Gailey in their Ford Geiser. Whipple did the first 200 miles and Gaileyfinished. He had three flats, thanks to the rocks. He also had ignition problems that cost a half hour. Then he said that theygot "rained on - poured on - cooled us off, really nice." He added that there are a lot of new rain ruts on the course thanks torecent storms. Their time was 10:38:24. The 12th place team was John and Jonathan Swift in a Ford. John did the beginning and end, and Jonathan went fromTonopah to Top Gun. John broke a drive plate at Mile 400 and had to wait for Car # 1535 ( the Greg Foster and Doug Fortinteam) to bring the new part in to them. Then it took an hour to make the repairs. Neither driver had any flat tires. Their timewas 10:47:51. In 13th it was McGil-livray and Chad Ragland in their Ford. Bob Endress navigated. Their transmission explodedas Ragland, who started, drove out of the Tonopah pit. He had to back up back into the pit for a transmis-sion replacement. McGillivray then got in at Coaldale and went on to finish. Their time was 10:58:03. Fourteenth place went to · Jeff Fifth in the Trick Trucks was the Ford of Tim Herbst and Larry Roeseler. LR. started and Herbst got in at Mife 307. Hesaid that Ro-eseler had been first on the road at one point, but then they'd had a flat, and fell back a bit. Herbst also had a flat. But he said the A first place in Class 6000 went to Troy Messer, Troy had 21 minutes on his competition when he took the checkers in his Trophylite. Robby Gordon was a mere 38 seconds out of the overall win at Vegas Rick Johnson took the silver medal in the Trick Truck battle, he was three Ryan Staats took second place honors in the Pro Truck Division, Ryan To Reno, he took home second place honors in the Class 1 action. minutes away from the class win, seen here in his Ford. (Ford) was 18 minutes off the pace when he arrived in Dayton. . Page 10 September 2012 Dusty Times

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1 Seifert and Jarit Johnson in a Chevrolet. Others listed on the team are Josh Baldwin andBrent Bauman. At the finish line they said they couldn't turn the truck off, and they left. Their time was 11:02:29. In 15th it was Justin Davis, driving a Ford. This was Davis's first race in the truck and he drove all the way. He'dmanaged to get in only 100 miles of practise before the race. Joshua O'Neal navigated. During the trip he lost a crank sensorand had a bunch of flats, and bent the driveshaft on a big rock. That alone cost 40 minutes. Their time was 11:09:23. Sixteenth to finish was the Ford of the Householder team. Adam, the son, started and he rolled the truck, landing on its-side. Luckily he was right at Pit 10 and the officials let the crew go to the truck and roll it onto its wheels. It had two left side-flats and "needed some work." It needed two-and-a-half hours worth of repairs, and then Adam's dad, Terry, got in and droveto the finish with no trouble. Their time was 11:42:47. Tim Casey took the la Paz Cocktail Mixes Ford to the Class 8100 win, here, besmirched with dust on the way to the checkered flag. Hours later the team of Brian Bonham, Jeremy Patterson and Dave and Daryl Blakely piloted their Ford to a finish. Thistruck is eventually going to be a class 6100 competitor, but right now fits nowhere, so the team ran in the Trick Truck group. AtMile 139, the first driver, team owner, Brian Bonham, missed a danger sign and came to grief. He had to wait a long time forone of the BITD teams to come and help him get moving again. When he got to Goldfield he was upset and wanted to pull out,but co-driver, David Blakely didn't let him do it. Blakely went on, planning to stop only for fuel. But he broke a header andneeded a lot of time to get it all welded back together. And then he got stuck behind a Class 7200 that got stuck in front ofthem. The two teams worked together to free themselves, but still lost a bunch of time. It was uneventful from then on, andthe owner, Bonham, got in at Top Gun and drove to the finish. Their time was 18:20:56. It was about 3:45 a.m. when theyarrived. The first vehicle to finish that wasn't either a Trick Truck or Class 1500 car, was the Chevy Protruck of Troy Vest and Al-anLevinson. Vest, who seems to have more fun than anyone, said, "Everything's good -just a lot of dust." Then he added that itwas the third time he'd won the class in this event. Their time was 10:01:08. In second it was Steve (the dad), and Alex and Ryan Staats, who each drove a section in their Ford. They said they' dhad only one flat, but had lost fuel pres-sure. Their time was 10: 19:53. Third place was earned by Justin Blower and Brian Coats in a Ford. They said a track bar unscrewed, and they'd beenstuck for "a couple of hours." They reported doing "a lot of digging." Their time as 13:12:23. Right behind them was the team of Larry Trim, John Koeth and Keith Blatt in a Ford. They said early on they hit a moundof dirt and "bent things.". That took 40 minutes to fix. They also had a "bunch of flats and the motor didn't run well." Theirtime was Michael Vemack took the gold medal in the JeepSpeed contest, he's seen here haulin' freight as he heads north to the finish line. 13: 15:02 and they were the final ProTruck to finish. The first Class 1000 to finish was the Tatum of Tony Smiley and Richard Ronco. Ronco started and Smiley did the last350 miles. They said they'd had no problems "except that the clutch pedal fell off." They fixed it at the next pit and went on,and it cost them only about five minutes. They have an Eco Tech motor in their car, and their time was 10:29:40. They were26th in the overall car/truck standings. In second it was the Jimco of Jimmy Slaughter, Lester Walker and Matt Loiodice. They came in about 9:25 in theevening, Loiodice driving the second half. Slaughter drove the first half and Walker navigated all the way. They had noparticular complaints - just that "the other guy's fast!" Their time was 10:38:46. (Interesting side note; both Loiodice andRon-co have been short course off road racing for some time now.)In third it was the Eco-tech powered Ta-tum driven by Carrie Smiley, who started the day, and Perry Vincent, who finished. They said they'd had "no prob-lems, no flats", and added that they'd seen a mountain lion. Their time was 11:21:04. The fourth place team was the Boyer family, with Chris starting, Greg doing the middle, and dad, Rick, doing the lastsection in their Lothringer. They said they'd had two flats, and ran on the rims for a while, but then they couldn't make it up thehills and had to put the spare on. Nothing else slowed them down. Their time was 11:37:11. The Bannings, Lee, Sr and Lee, Jr. teamed to take fifth place in their Ford powered Banning. Se-nior started the day andJunior fin-ished. Chris Godfrey navigated. They had two flats along the way, and no power steering for the final 150 miles -other than that it was all good. Their time was 11:42:01. The team of Peter and Steven Hajas, Scott Hoyt and Scott He-The victory in the Class ½-1600 Class went to Hank Winter and his Bunderson, Hank had 50 minutes on his competition when he took the checkers. ber, in a Kreger with an Eco Tech motor, were sixth. Peterstarted, Steve did the middle and Heber did the last section. This was He-ber' s second race, and he got stuck in the silt a little,but got himself out. The team had no flats. Their time was 11:56:59. In seventh it was a team from Sparks, Nevada: Wes Harbor, Alex Baker, Matt Wallace and Sam Cothrun. We missedthem at the finish line somehow. Their total time was 13:36:01. The eighth place team was made up of Phillip Heynan, who drove, Daniel Westrom, who navi-gated and Garrett Dragtwho also drove, in an Eco Tech Fraley. They said that the throttle kept sticking and "that was challeng-ing", and Dragt got stuckfor two hours, and was finally pulled out by a BITD truck. All the time he was stuck the crew could see him, but couldn't legallygo in to help. Frustrating. Their total time was 14:07:28. The ninth place in this class went to Brian Potts, Chad Cum-mings, Art Velasco and Alex Terrones in a Toyota powered-Lothringer. They said they'd had "a long day, it was an adventure." They had to shovel twice and had three flats, broke a limitstrap, and had only one rear brake which was "not fun in the mountains." The silt, they.said, must have been two feet deep. They got stuck because a Class 8000 truck ahead of them got stuck. The buggy finished with a rear trailing arm about to falloff. Their time was 14:08:05. In tenth in Class 1000 it was Steven and Anthony Lisa (father and son) and Mickey Parker and Terry Cornwell in aFoddrill with an Eco Tech motor. Steve and Tony both drove. They said they'd had "small issues": steering rack trouble, andthey got stuck at Pit 1 somehow for 40 minutes. Also Tony hit something that broke a front wheel and bent the rotor and tierod. Their total time was 15:12:26. ,... Eleventh place in this class was earned by Christian and Pamela Hall, Richie Hudson and John Benoni in a Penhall. TheHalls both drove and the other folks navigated for them. They had elec-trical issues, and had to find and fix a broken wire. They lost their front brakes, had a flat and "fixed it by hand", and they had no impact gun. They said the last race they finished-was the 2011 Baja 1000 and they hadn't had a finish since. Their time was 15:28:53. In twelfth the team of Tim Scott, Sean Dunn, Bob Hill and Scott Burnett, in a Dunn Tech lost a little time early on whenthey stopped to see if help was needed at a UTV rollover. Then they were running well and at Mile 309 broke a c.v. joint. Car#l017 -the Krantz family apparently, brought parts out to them and they made the repairs and came in. They de-scribed thecourse as "fun." Scott and Dunn drove, Hill and Burnett navigated, and their total time was 15:47:06. Lucky 13 in this class was the team of Cody Reid, Corey Goin and Juan Garcia in a Seagrove. They said the throttlebody came apart at Mile 60, an alternator went bad, and the batteries died and they lost three hours. Then at Pit eight theychanged the clutch. Reid and Goin both drove. Their total time was 16:27:31. Fourteenth place in Class 1000 was earned by Phillip Isabelle, Eric Stewart, Doug Best and Justin Bar-ry in a Porter. Theyfinished as we napped. Their time was 17:30:28. A long day. They were the last in the class to finish. In Class 6100 - the Trophy Lite class - the winning truck was the Chevrolet of Jerry Zaiden, with Jerry Whelchel driving allthe way. Whelchel said he had two left rear flats and "passed a lot of cars." His time was 10:37:51. In second place it was the team of Jim Riley and Rick L. Johnson in their Trophylite Ford. Riley Continud en p191 12 Rick Backus slides by a hurting vehicle as he heads to a silver medal in Jimmy slaughter took home the silver medal for his second place finish the Vegas To Reno battle, Rick was only six minutes out of the class Macrae Glass drove his KC Hilites Ford to a second place finish in the in Class 10, he's seen here in his Jimco on his way to the checkers. win in his Ford. Class 8 battle, he's seen here coming out of the silt. Dusty_ Times September 2012 Page 11

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Wes Bevly was the big winner in the Class 3000 contest, Wes is seen here at very high speed on his way north to the checkered flag. started and went to Mile281. His navigator, Matt Schreck became ill with heat exhaustion so they made an unscheduled stop to let him out and put in anew naviga-tor. They said they had air cleaner problems all day. Rick L. got in at Mile 281 and drove to the finish. He said,"the steering is gone." Their time was 13:10:15. Nick Mills, Tony MacNeill, Taylor Mills and Blake Armstrong teamed to finish third in the Class at 1:35 a.m. The Mills didthe driv-ing, and MacNeil and Armstrong were the navigators. They said they "had a great time", and had one flat. their timewas 14:38:26. They were the last finishers in the class. In Class 8000, the winning team was Don and Chris German, in a Chevrolet. Don, the father in this father and son team,started and went to the second BFG pit, and then Chris took over from there. They said they had a good day, and no flat tires. Their time was 10:57:26. In second place it was Macrae Glass in his Ford. He reported that he'd rolled his truck before Rawhide, and CameronSteele gave him "a yank" and got him back up on his wheels, losing only about five minutes all together. But, he said, it hadmessed up the light bar. Glass said he'd "had a great day otherwise." And he thanked his pits for the good job they did. Histime was 11:29: 13. In third it was Ron, Mike, Jeff and Justin Swenson in a Ford. They said they'd been stuck in the silt twice and had dug,pushed, and shoveled for two hours each time. They had some help from a BITD truck. They also had a flat tire, and one ofthem reported that the "co-driver puked in his helmet and suit." Their time was 15:55:03. Kent Kroeker, Alan Roach, Mike Kerr and Andrew Marvil, Dodge, had fuel delivery issues in the heat which cost them anhour, were stuck in the silt once, and their spare tire m,ount fell off, good spare and all. Kroeker and Roach did the driving, Kerrnavi-gated. Unfortunately, they were penalized for "excessive nerfing", and dropped to fourth. Their time was 16:08: 18. Therewere no other finishers in the class. In the 7200 class, the first to finish was Randy Merritt and Tracy Rubio, Ford. Rubio started, Merritt finished. Hereported two flats "on rocks", and nothing else. Merritt is happy with his new truck - this was just the third race in it. Their timewas 11:02:25. In second it was Rick Backus and Martin Christensen, Ford. Backus started, Christensen fin-ished. They said they'd hada "cou-ple flats, on the rocks." Their time was 11:08:20. Four minutes later it was Al Hogan and Rob Reinertson in another Ford. Reinertson started, Chasen Gaunt won the gold medal for his abilities in the Open Sportsman division, it was almost 16 hours but it was worth every minute of it. Larry McRae spent Hogan finished. They'd hadelec-trical problems early and a flat about 15 miles before the finish. The tire had disintegrated and was now too small to fitback onto their spare tire mount, so the navi-gator, Bob Brunkan, held it in his lap, rather than have the team be fined forleaving it out in the des-ert. They had no brakes for that final 15 miles either. Their time was 11: 12:31. At 10:15 p.m. the team of Brett and Sean Backus finished in their Ford. They both drove, with Rob Fox and Bryan Lyttleas navigators. Brett rolled the truck, they had a broken driveshaft and were with-out brakes most of the race. Their time wasll:34:37. Less than a minute behind them it was David and Faith Kin-caid, Michael Kendrick and Mark Johnson in a Honda. Johnson drove the begin-ning and end and Dave Kin-caid did the middle. Faith Kin-caid navigated for 400 miles. Presumably,Kendrick navigated the rest. They flattened a tire on a rock early, but didn.,t lose much time, then they had a late flat, and theydid the last 150 mile with no brakes. Their time was 11:35:35. The sixth place team was the Ford of Heidi Steele and Renee Brugger. They didn't stick around to talk. Their time wasll:43:16. In seventh it was Nicole and Pat Vaughn, who both drove their Toyota, and Jeremy Bonds and Michael Allen, whonavigated for them. They were stuck once in silt, and that cost about 15 minutes. They had to use rocks to jack it up so theycould get out. Their total time was 11:46:42. Eighth place in the class went to Jonas Helm and Rodney Hu-band, who both drove their Toy-ota, and John McAfee andCody Hughes who did the navigating. They were stuck in the silt once and knocked a belt off, but had no flat tires. Their timewas 12:43: 16. In ninth place it was the team of Lalo Laguna, who started and finished in his Chevrolet, and Clyde Stacy, Rick Geiserand Jesus Lopez Rubio. Laguna said he'd "made a mistake" and got stuck in the silt at Mile 40, losing an hour and 40minutes. His co-driver did the middle section, from Mile 157 to Mile 307, and then Laguna got back in to finish. Their time wasl3:24:54. Tenth went to the team of Brian Simmer and Eric Brown in a' Ford. Simmer did the start and finish and Brown did themddle. Craig Steinmetz navigated. They broke a driveshaft at Mile 180 and lost an hour and also had two flat tires. The truck"ran good oth-erwise. This is after five straight DNFs." Their time was 13:42:58. In 11th it was Barry Karakas, who drove all the way in his Toy-ota, with Steve Nelson navigat-ing. Karakas said they'd had"fuel pump issues all day." Their time was 16:07:56. In 12th, and finishing at 7:10 a.m. on Saturday, it was Travis Bozzano and Billy Goerke in a Chevy. Theirs was an epictrip. They said they'd had a couple of flats early, one at Mile 15 and another at Mile 80. Then their power steering pumpstarted leak-ing onto the exhaust and caught fire. Then a 4-link rod for the suspension broke as they limped into pit 4 with nosteering. A Rock Racer brought parts in to them, and at 7 p.m. they were repaired and able to leave Pit 4 - just five minutesbefore the pit was due to close. At Pit 8 Goerke got in and drove to Top Gun. He got stuck twice behind other cars in the silt. He had a flat in the silt and another "just went flat." By then their batteries wouldn't hold a charge and they couldn't shut the caroff. Bozzano got in at Top Gun and drove to the finish. The motor quit four miles before the finish line and wouldn't restart. They had assistance completing the final few miles to get their fin-ish. Their time was 20:34:20. Last in the class, finishing at 9:45 a.m., was the team of Adrian Diaz and Miguel Velarde, in a Ford. Diaz drove all theway. He said "it started off good", but he went too fast out of a dry lake, and rolled, landing on the side of the truck. A BITDrescue team helped them get up on their wheels. They had no flats, but a front brake line had broken, so they had no frontbrakes after that. They went on, and got stuck in the silt "a bunch of times" when they were in someone's dust. They "helpeda bunch of guys get out." At some point they replaced their spark plugs. They laid -the truck on its side again at Mile 328 and a4400 (Rock Racer) car helped upright them. That cost an hour. The truck is one that used to belong' to John Swift, and laterMark Bur-net, and it was Diaz's first Vegas to Reno race, his fourth race all together. He ran out of gas up by Luning, and the"axle keeps sliding out." He said "There are some era-A second place finish in Class 4400 was earned by Jason Shipman at PJ Jones drove his Trophylite truck to a second place finish in the Class Jim Riley drove his Trophylite to a silver medal finish in the Class 6100 Vegas To Reno, He's seen here at high speed on the course. 6000 battle, he's seen here headin' for Dayton. fracas, he's seen here on some hardpack on his way north. Jim Goff drove his Lothringer to a second place finish in the Class ½-1600 Travanon Ash finished second in the Open Sportsman battle, seen here Tom Richardson was the second place finisher in the Jeepspeed contest, battle, he's seen here in some of the semi-soft stuff. at speed with someone encroaching from his left. it was almost 18 hours on the road but well worth the effort. Page 12 September 2012 Dusty Times ft

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i zy cliffs, and at night, wow!" Diaz said the race "definitely couldn't bedone without a team like this." They said they'd had a good time. Their time was 23: 16:04 and they were the last 7200 tofinish. In that Rock Racer class, there was a big group, because the rock racing series had made the V to R a points event. Nick Nelson did all the driving in his car, and changed two tires along the way. This was the car/ driver that won the Rock Rac-erdivision at the Mint and is now leading the King of the Hammers series. He said he liked the course, and finished in 11: 19: 16. In second place it was Jason Shipman and Ben Dinkins, who shared the driving. The had one flat, "my mistake", andsaid "It's fun!" Their time was 12:14:59. Third went to Kevin Sacalas and Tim Carlson who flattened a tire, and then lost both their spares. (They fell off the car.)Their OPS quit working at Mile 135, so they ran the rest of the way without it. Sacalas drove and Carlson navi-gated. Theirtime was 12:48:58. In fourth it was brothers Brad and Roger Lovell in a Ford. Each of them drove half. They lost third gear and ran insecond gear for the final 150 miles. They said they were starting to get "an engine miss near the end." Their time was13:ll:15. The fifth rock racer was driven and navigated by Mike Colville, Brandon Haines, Casey Gilbert and Cameron Gilbert. They "swapped" seats six times. They said, "It killed some time, but it was fun." Their time was 13:20:56. In sixth it was Stephen, Bran-don, and James Watson and Nate Marsh in a GMC Offroad Design. They lost an iqler pulleyat Mile 392 and waited an hour and a half for one to be brought out to them. They hit a rock and lost a tire, they sheared thebolts on the differen-tial, so they took off their 4WD. They got stuck in the silt, so they put the 4WD back on again. Then theyhad another flat. Stephen and Brandon drove while James and Nate navigated. Their time was 14:58:36. 19 hours getting to Dayton but he did get there and took the gold medal for the Class 4500win. In seventh Randy and Cotton Rodd (husband and wife) both drove and navigated, switching seats. They said they'd losttheir motor mounts, but they had no flats. Their time was 15: 15:28. Tom Wayes, who did all the driving, and Greg Hussey and Rob McKenney who both navigated, made it to the finish ineighth place. They said they'd broken their ring gear bolts before Pit 1 and did the rest of the race in two-wheel-drive. Theyadded that "the car is not happy to be in two wheel drive." Their time was 15:53:46. In ninth it was Loren Healy, who drove all the way, and Rod-ney Woody, who navigated the whole distance. The said they'd lost their water pump, and then broke some shocks later on and waited three hours for their spares to be brought out tothem. Their time was 15:57:54. The tenth place team was made up of Derek West, Travis Cook and Joel Withers who all drove. They lost a radiator capand their coolant overheated, their trans-mission ran hot, their fire extin-guisher fell off and they had to stop and get it, and thetransmis-sion fan quit, and the brake pedal stuck. Their time was 16: 10:42. The 11th place car finished as we napped. David Bovich and Jim Henele completed the race in 16:44:53In twelfth it was Richie and, Kristen Carter, Eric James Anderson and John Blanton who used up 18:22: 10 in getting tothe finish. Thirteenth went to Mar-cos Gomez, Bob Roggy, Todd Treat and Dan Patterson. Their time was 18:39:44. In 14th itwas Erik Miller, Robert Ruggerio, Dominic Balducci and Travis Wat-ford. This team came from Mary-land, New York,Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. Sorry we didn't hear their story. Their time was 18:46:00. In 15th place, last in the class, was the team of Matt Nieman, Rocco Baldassarre, Daryl Goldsby and Richard Walker. Their vehicle was Toyota pow-ered, and they were all from Cana-da and this was their first off road race. They finished at 8:5la.m. on Saturday and said they'd had "a super long day." It seems they had battery and power issues. Nieman drove the first28S miles, with Bal-dassarre navigating. They said they hadn't been "ready for vapor lock-ing", and their charging system didn'twork and they "toasted a battery." Nieman and Baldassarre sat at Pit four for hours as the crew hustled around, got batteries,and made the switch. The second crew got in to go on at about 11 p.m. They had no problems. When they got to the "lake"they drove around it, so no trouble with it either. They were pretty excited about the whole thing, and all seemed to have agood time. At It was a long day for James Burman in Class 7S, he's seen here in his Ford at speed heading for the gold medal for the class. one point they said, "A jackrab-bit started into the road, saw the car, went back and a coyote grabbedit!" (Apparently the rabbit had been running from the coyote in the first place. Poor guy.) Their time for the race was 21:46:04. Class 1100 was won by Bryan Folks, Rick Graf, Ryan Marley and Fernie Padilla in a Banning Ford Dura-Tee. Marleynavigated for Folks and Padilla navigated for Graf. They said they'd had no problems. Said Graf, "I just had to not screw up."They didn't even have any flat tires. Their time was 11:30:04. Then the other five entries in the class failed to finish. In Class 6000, the winning team was Troy and Gary Messer, Rodney Honberger and Kenneth DeVault. This is theTrophyLite class. The Messers drove and the other two did the navigating. They said they had a flat,and some someoverheating, and then the truck would go into "limp" mode. Their tiil}e was 12:02:33. Seconii place went to,.P.J. Jones who drove all the way. Edmund Chantier navigated for him. Jones said that 'somethingwent wrong with the motor" and it wouldn't go over 50 mph for the last 100 miles. He'd had a close race with the Messer truckand said it was fun. Jones is the son of the origi-nal P.J., one of the sport's early stars. His time was 12:23:06. In third it was Brian Antle, David Scaroni and Caleb Gaddis. Antle drove all the way while Sca-roni and Gaddis navigated. They lost their power steering pump, had two flats, and said it had been "a pretty good day," Their time was 13: 18:58. Fourth place went to the Abat-tis, Ben Jr. and Ben, Ill. Ben Jr. (the father) started and got out at Tonopah. He'd lost anhour with fuel problems. Couldn't pull in the sand and lost a position, and the steering was locking up. Ben III held his own,and got to the finish. Their time was 13:51:55. None of the others in the class managed to finish. In Class 8100, the winning team of Tim Casey , Mike Tuba, and Bill Rante took turns driving and navigating in their Ford. They said they drove "through a lake 100 yards long, and the wa-ter came in and soaked us." They also had a fuel pump fail,which cost about 15 minutes, but they had no flat tires. Their time was 12:43:05. There were no other 8100 finishers. Class 2000 was won by Hank Winter and Jeff Huebner iin a Bunderson. They said they had a couple of flats, which theyhad changed in a pit, and a little ig-nition problem. They also said they'd had a "good race with Han-berg." Their time wasl2:51:41. In second place it was Mark c,ntinud en ,111 14 Bill Bunch had some problems, he finished second in the Jeepspeed 3 Darnen Jefferies was the third place finisher in the Class 1 battle, he Jason Voss drove his Ford to a third place finish in the Class 1400 fracas, contest, Bill was almost 20 hours on the course to Dayton. was five minutes off the pace in his Chevy powered vehicle. Jason was seven minutes out of the class win at Vegas To Reno. Al Hogan took the bronze medal in the Class 7 contest, Al is seen here Carrie Smiley drove the Tatum to a third place finish in the Class 10 Kevin Sacalas drove his Jeep like looking Custom to a third place finish headin' north in his Ford pickup to the finish line in Dayton. action, Caffie is seen here at high speed headin' north. in the Class 4400 fracas, he's seen here at high speed. Dusty Times September 2012 Page 13

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Kent Kroeker raced his Ford pickup to the third finishing place in the Justin Blower drove his Ford ProTruck to a third place finish in the Pro Max Hanberg took a nice third place finish in Class 1/2-1600, he was Class 8000 action, seen here hard on the brakes. Truck action, Justin is seen here at high speed headin' north. only two minutes out of second place after 13 hours, seen here at speed. Nick Mills drove his Custom Truck to a third place finish in the Class Scott Sibbald was the third place fini~r in the Class 1700 battle, he Brandon Berge took bronze medal honors in the JeepSpeed 3 contest, 6100 battle, Nick was on the course for 14.5 hours. was out there for 18 hours but he did make it to Dayton for a finish. Brandon is seen here speeding towards Dayton and the finish line. Gera, Jim and James Goff and McLeod, Jon Bergholz, Bob Erice• drove the first 309 miles and it had topatch it. They did some cut• When they got to the big lake James Collins. Gera and Jim Goff son and Mike Groscup who com• vapor locked in the heat. Then he ting and splicing. Ultimately, they they wentaround it, and had no drove, the other twonavigated pleted the long run inlS:03:57. brokea track bar and welded it at finished in 21:07:23. problem with it, but at Mile 458 their Lothringer. They said they'd Fourth, and last, went to Robert Pit 4, but there was some kind of Class 7100 had just one fin- they were stuck in silt for a while. been stuck in the silt for five min- Caveney and Mike Zavos in a VW, problem with the actual welder, isher, the Ford of James Burman, Strachan, who drove the last sec• utes, had plugged up air filters and who were still coming, but "just which didn't work for a while. Jayson Strachan, Chris Sayre and tion tothe finish, said that "watch-one flat, andthey "got lost for a crawling" in theirVW at 10:40 Then they were 15 minutes Kyle Gervais in a Ford. ing the sun rise over the desert bit." Their time was 13:41:40. a.m., when it started to rain again from timing out at Pit 5, but they The truck broke a spindle was the most awesome thing .... " Third went to the Hanbergs at the finish line, and we left to got going and made up the time, about four-and-a-half miles from Their time was 20:35:00. in their Lothringer. That was have breakfast. Their time was and as we listened to their storythey Pit 3, and Burman hiked out to It was clearly a challenge for Max, the dad, and his kids, Jacob 23:21:32. Theywere the absolute were stopped at Mile 517. Holt's the pit to get the replacementspin• many of the entrants to get to the and Kristine, as well as JohnCox. final finishers of the race. wife was monitoring their progress die and I-beam, and then hiked finish. But it's a challenge they Max and Jacob drove, the others Class 3000 was won by Wes on her computer or phone, and back in to the truck carrying the met with determination,courage navigated. They broke a c.v. and Bevly and Chad Bunch, who both from Atlanta wascalling the team new parts on his shoulders. They and intelligence. It's great fun limped to a pit for a fix, but had drove. Gary Clickmore and Dewey in Dayton to give them updates. got it fixed, and gotthrough Pit 3 and a major privilege to be nothing major gowrong. Their Clark were theirnavigators. They They were stopped because the just before it closed. All together there to hear the stories of the. time was 13:43:32. They were just said they "pretty much stayed on transmission cooler broke and they it took about five-and-a-half hours. finishers. ~ a minute and 52 seconds behind the trail." Their time was 14:29:56. ___ _ second place. Good racing. Second place went to Nie In fourth place it was Ryan Bayes, Jeff and Ryan Golson and Mattox, Luke McMillin and Chris Robert Thomasson who finished Cortez in Mattox's Alumicraft. in 18:21:20. They were thefinal Mattox started the day, hit arock finisher in the class. and tore up the right rear corner. Class 4500 went to Larry It took an hour to make repairs. McRae, Shad Kennedy, Cortney Then McMillin got in and drove McRae and Chris Graves who from Pit 4 to Pit 12, and Cortez finished in 19: 15:33. went to the finish. Their time was In the 3700 class the winners 13:57:03 and they were the final were Dan, Mikki, Chase and finisher in the class. Chad Simonson in a Jeep. Their The 1700 class, JeepSpeed, was time was 16:36:28 and theymust won by Michael Vernak and Mi- have finished as we napped. chael Fox. Vernak did all the driv• Second place went to Bill ing and Fox navigatedall the way. Bunch and Tarek Karam. Bunch They broke a rear leaf spring, had started and got out about halfway a steering issue, got stuck, but through to put Karam in. Atthat had no flat tires. Their time was time they had a big lead. But, 14:20:22. about seven miles after he took Second place went to Tom Rich- off, Karam broke a spindle. He ardson, Cliff Seubert, Rob Seubert was down for six hours. and Randy Peterson who finished Bozzano and team took new in 17:41:20. And inthird it was parts in to him. Karam made the Scott Sibbald and Joan Pilkington, repairs out in the dirt, using a rock in the time of 18:35:58. They were for a hammer. Then hebrought it the last 1700 Jeep to finish. to Pit 10, so the crew could do a In the Sportsman class the win• "proper job." From then on things ning team of Chasen and Mavrick went just fine, and he finished the and Rickie Gaunt and Nicholas race at about7:10 a.m. Their time Leone, in a Ford, tookthe win. was 19:56:04. They said their steering box came Third place went to Brandon off, so they used hose clamps and Berge, Joe Reyes, Scott Harvey and limped to Pit 5 for a better fix, Lee Orr. Their time was,20:52:51. which took twohours. But they And in fourth it was Ted Holt, didn't have any flats. Their time Gary Cann, John Coleman and was 15:54:48. Jimmy Penner, all from Georgia Second place in the Sportsman and Tennessee. Theircrew was class went to Travanon Ash, Mike pacing at the finish line so we were Selff, and Scott Kuhne in a VORE able to get some of their story. At rental. They came inas we napped. ten of 8 in the a.m., they were at Their time was 16: 18:55. Mile 517, of a535 mile long race. And in third, it was Michael They'd had fuel issues early. Holt Page 14 September 2012 Dusty Times

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,, .. '. lJ\.lc:C:: 30™ ADAC RALLYE DEUTSCHLAND Loeb/Citroen Do It Again By Martin Holmes Photos: Maurice Selden Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena once again drove into the winners circle at the German Rally, they're seen here at high speed in their Citroen DS3. Citroen problems get worse. Sebastien Loeb's 74th world championship rally win, his sev-enth this year and his ninth in Germany, simply deepens their impossible dilemma as to how to maintain their WRC domina-tion once Mr Loeb eventually de-cides to retire. It was yet another wall-to-wall win after a faultless drive in fast-changing weather conditions. Tyre choices on this all-asphalt rally were not a lottery, the skill this time was successfully handling suddenly changing grip levels -and make no mistakes. Sebastien had his hallmark stroke of luck, starting stage 7 at the head of the field and missing most of the falling rain that afflicted other crews, but he would have won, any-way. For half the event he was hounded by Petter Solberg until he went off the road, taking off a wheel. The challenge was then taken up by Jari-Mati Latvala, who earlier had lost time going off the road, luckily without damage. This was a classic oc-casion, it was here in Germany 10 years ago that Loeb scored his first WRC win, this was the tenth time Rallye Deutschland had been a WRC event, and the 30th time the event had been held. The 2012 WRC season takes on a different format in the run to the end of the season. Of the final five rounds there are only two all-gravel rallies and three asphalt rallies, the first of which was Rallye Deutschland, and the first non-winter asphalt event of the season. This was the 30th event in the Rallye Deutschland series, first held in 1982. The German championship challenge started after Rallye Deutschland was amalgamated with the rival Hunsruck Rally. They ran a suc-cessful WRC candidate rally in 2001, won by the late Philippe Bugalski. Apart from 2009, when the event lapsed under the FIA's event rotation scheme, the rally has been a popular WRC event ever since. The merger of events meant there was also a successful cooperation between two major rival organisations (ADAC and AvD) which ensured the availability of the best rally territory in the area. There are two major charac-teristics to Rallye Deutschland. Firstly the collection of three different styles of asphalt rally-ing (the highly technical stages in the Mosel vineyard area, the military stages at Baumholder and the closed public road stages in the region), secondly the em-phasis on correct weather fore-casting. The area in Rhineland where the event is held is famous for microclimatic situations, with heavy localized summer rainstorms suddenly descend-ing, a problem made more tricky as tyre choices had to be made this year up to five hours before a stage was run. All the stages were familiar but each, except for the downtown final Power Stage, had small variations in the route. Although the total stage distance remained around 360km, this year there were only 15 as opposed to last year's 19 individual stages. Special features this year were that the gravel stretches within otherwise asphalt stages had been banned and there was a new shakedown course, on the outskirts of Konz, close to the headquarters town of Trier. After the spate of punc-tures last year, which ultimate-ly led to the end of Sebastien Loeb's unbroken run of eight victories on this event, the end of stretches of gravel tracks was welcome and anyway this year the Michelin asphalt tyres had stronger sidewalls. On this event there was a Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia drove their Skoda Fabia to a sixth overall finish in Germany, seen here flyin' very low. different situation regarding tyres. WRC crews had 32 hard and 22 soft tyres to choose from, and there was also a new rule which permitted crews to fit worn rather than new tyres (if still street legal) at service points. The decision whether to fit hard or soft tyres, if there was the slightest possibility of summer storms, was expected to lead to endless tactics during the event. The asphalt nature brought about a change in the running of the event. There was a completely different running order system with reverse order running confined to the penul-timate and final, PowerStage, on the final day. As at Monte Carlo there was no pre-event selection process. This meant there was no Qualifying Stage, with no limitation on the number of runs the drivers could make at Shakedown, which this time ran one hour later than usual, from 0900-1300. This' is surely Citroen terri-tory, having won the last ten Ral-lye Deutschlands. One special feature of Trier is a major street called Loebstrasse, so named even before Sebastien started rallying! There are other happy memories from this event. It was ten years ago, on the 2002 Rallye Deutschland, that Se-bastien scored his first world championship victory. It was here two years ago that Mads Ostberg first rallied in a Fiesta, a move which led to his WRC victory this year in Portugal. Last year Dani Sordo gained the first ever podium result for the Mini team, and is back again this year with a brand new 01 B version car. The Portugal Mini team driver Armindo Araujo meanwhile was due to drive the car which Sordo had used ear-lier in the year, for the last time in New Zealand, again in 01 B form. The cars for the two of-ficial Ford team drivers were also brand new, and appeared in tra-ditional Castrol colours again. This time it was the turn of the Production Car series to act as the official support champion-ship category. All the leading PCWRC drivers were entered, with the Mexican Benito Guerra ten points ahead of the Ukraini-an Valeriy Gorban. On the sixth out of eight events this year, it was the first time in Europe the two registered lady competitors, Ramona Karlsson and Louise Cook had competed against each other. With the help of the Swedish importers Ramona now had a replacement car for the Evo X which was destroyed by fire in New Zealand, and for the first time Louise had a Fi-esta R2 to replace her old Fiesta ST. Although running as a non championship category there was a strong S2000 entry, with ten of these car including two RRC models. For the first time the VW team were running three Skodas, for Sebastien Ogier, An-dreas Mikkelsen and this time also for Sepp Wiegand, the latter driving a normal VW Motors-port car but in Skoda Deutsch-land's green colours. The WRC Academy class American driver Chris Duplessis announced he had to withdraw for financial reasons from the series and Joao Silva, the Portugese driver from Madeira, finally appeared after earlier saying he expected to miss Germany for the same reason. His car meanwhile had been pre-pared for a new Academy driver Martin Koci, so another car had to be resurrected for him while the cars for Timo van der Mare! and Fredrik Ahlin had to be changed after damage suffered in Finland. This was the fourth out of six events for the Academy, in which the rest of their sea-son will be all on asphalt-based events. This was also a round of the unofficial Rally Class cham-pionship for which all four driv-ers were again present in Subaru Impreza Group N cars. Mathieu Arzeno and Renauld Jamoul were the 10'" place overall finishers in Jari-Latti Latvala and Mikka Anttila finished second overall in Germany, seen here Rallye Deutschland is about as central an event geographical-ly in Europe as possible, and this year the organisers expanded still further their extensive provision for spectators on the stages as well as at the new scenic Shake-down course. The route through the military ground at Baum-holder had been changed to al-low spectators views of the cars for even longer periods of time. Of the 62 dedicated spectator zones, 27 were completely new this year. There were 71 crews on the entry list (80 starters last Germany, they're seen here in their Peugeot 207 at speed. in their Ford Fiesta on some concrete. Continued on page 16 Dusty Times September 2012 Page 15

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I j •I• t I I I I I>• I ' f I • I I I 'f' , . ' ; Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen finished third on the podium Chris Atkinson and Stephane Prevot drove their Mini to a fifth overall Michal Kosciuszko and Maciej Szczepaniak drove their Mitsubishi in Germany, they're seen here in front of thousands of spectators. finish in Germany, seen here in a flying left hander. lancer Evo X to a 13"' place finish overall in the German Rally. year). Big pre-rally shock was the public and messy divorce in the Portugal Mini team in which Armindo Araujo was thrown out of the team and replaced by the out-of-work driver Chris Atkin-son. Other recent crew changes featured Nicolas Klinger as co-driver for Novikov instead of the injured Giraudet and Emil Axelsson instead of Skjaermoen with Tidemand. The ceremonial start was at Trier's historic Porta Nigra while the final Power Stage was the usual downtown circuit around the Porta Nigra. Reece presented no problems -coming to a climax on Tuesday evening when the crews made their recce of the downtown stage in Trier. Everybody had to use Citroen cars! As an eco-logical experiment, following on from experiences in Portugal, competitors were supplied this time with Citroen C-Zero elec-tric cars, they drove through the city in complete silence (except for the inadvertent squealing of tyres) and issuing zero emissions. Shakedown saw Loeb once again fastest, on a route never used be-fore, but just 0.8 second behind was the brand new works Fiesta of Latvala, equal on time with the similar but veteran car of Ostberg, making its 18th appear-ance on an WRC event, the best position he had ever achieved in Qualifying or Shakedown! Solberg was fourth quickest, but Atkinson was not startling, being only 10th quickest, 3.4 seconds off the pace and 1. 7 sec-onds behind Sordo in the other OlB Mini. Meanwhile down the field, Peter van Merksteijn jr went off the road, deep into un-dergrowth but was able to drive back to the road again. In the PCWRC brigade, Karlsson slid off the road and the grass un-derneath the car caught fire but was quickly extinguished while the Subaru Impreza of Nicolas Fuchs hit a kerbstone, and parts from the front wheel broke off injuring four spectators, one of whom suffered serious injuries. The police drove into stage, the shakedown was brought to a pre-mature end. Day 1 - 6 Stages -Asphalt - 137.84kms It was a sight not seen for some time with the starting or-der based on the current champi-onship standings, with Sebastien Loeb first car away. The intense heat of the recce days had been cooled by overnight rain storms and the conditions were now much more pleasant, with only a slight chance of rain in the morning. Six stages with three vineyard venues run twice. Tyre choices were the topic at the start: the Citroens and Solberg had only hard compounds while Page 16 Latvala had two softs and four hards. All 71 cars on the entry list made the start, no non-starters at all. But immediately after the start three cars made a voluntary retirement: in PC-WRC two-wheel-drive Louise Cook withdrew and the Acad-emy drivers Ashley Haigh-Smith and Joao Silva did not progress any further than Control 0. Loeb was away, fastest on each of the three stages in the first loop, arriving at service almost a quarter minute ahead of Petter Solberg. Latvala was not happy with his tyre selection. He put his softs on opposite corners of the car, expecting 'to find some wet patches on the road, and then put the softs in the rear of the car and proceeded on four hard tyres. He also suffered on stage two with having the car set-up with the suspension too soft. In worse misery was Mikko Hirvonen, nervous at the in-creasing amount of loose patches of mud on the road from the rec-ce and from the overnight rain, especially in stretches under trees, and had a bad feeling with the car. When asked if this was a set-up problem with the car, he replied, "It is me that needs to be set-up!" Ostberg started badly, "We have trouble with the brakes and the hand brake does not work." He overshot one junction and finished stage 1 in eighth place. Behind the famous top four were Thierry Neuville, despite gearshift problems, and Ott Tanak, who had overshot one junction and had to reverse. Sordo was lying seventh overall, despite being banned from using gravel note crew he cautiously fitted soft tyres on the right side of the car and hards on the left. Atkinson was only eight seconds slower on stage 1 than Sordo despite the distraction of a water bottle loose in the driver's footwell. Paulo Nobre went off the road and damaged the steering. He headed to the service park with the front of his car deranged and withdrew for the rest of the day. Missing altogether were Evgeniy Novikov and Yazeed Al Rajhi both of whom had suspension damage. Excessively hot tyres and brakes had a hard time on stage 2. Ostberg bled his brakes between stages but still had trouble, "We tried some new pads which have worked very well on gravel but proved difficult on asphalt." Martin Prokop's brakes were excessive hot. By stage 3 Latvala had begun to find his pace. Pro-kop' s car then burned out on stage 3 and this caused the stage to be stopped after 13 cars had passed. Ostberg was still aware of the challenge of this type of event·, "I am not good enough to drive properly on this event!" Daniel Oliveira also stopped on this when he lost a wheel. After the midday ser-vice break the rally livened up as Latvala found his form and won stage 4, "I had a couple of moments and I know I cannot keep going like that and stay on the road, I must back off." He stayed in third place but closed up to 17.0 seconds behind Loeb, and only 3.2 behind his team-mate Petter Solberg, but then on stage 5 Latvala backed off -too much. Loeb explained that run-ning first car on thl,! road had been a bad thing, "A lot of cars including the historic cars had been on the roads since the first pass over the stages, and there was a lot of dust on the roads." The conditions remained com-pletely dry and the weather was heavy and humid. Hirvonen continued his bad day, stalling on the start line of stage 4, and was increasingly coming under pressure from Sordo, who was troubled by a gearshift problem. On the final stage of the day, Sordo was up to fifth. Ostberg changed the type of brake pads on his Fiesta, the overheating stopped but they lacked a lot of bite. He stayed a frustrated eighth. Neuville was going well in fourth despite trouble with his gearshift and stalling at a hairpin. Ott Tanak continued in seventh, unhappy with his brakes and upset that he took a wrong turning at a junction. Atkinson was gradually learn-ing the ways of the Mini and finished the day in ninth place. Ogier was holding 10th in his S2000 ahead of van Merksteijn and Al Attiyah who were well off the pace on this specialist event and ended the day in 11th and 12th places. The support champion-ship categories got off to a slow start. In PCWRC, Valeriy Gor-ban stopped with steering trou-ble and Oleks'ii Kikirescho with shock absorber failure, leaving only six of the original ten start-ers still running, and on stage two Karlsson stopped with broken suspension, so now there were six. All the drivers spoke endless-ly about brake troubles, but after stage 2 Michal Kosciuszko had pulled out a quarter minute lead over Benito Guerra with Marcos Ligato nearly three minutes sec-onds further back. The heavy Group N Evo Xs continued to struggle through the second loop of stages. Despite an intense bat-tle with his Ralliart Italia team-mate Kosciuszko continued to hold the lead through to the end of stage 5, but on the final stage of the day Guerra went into the lead. Fuchs lost nine minutes on stage 4 with a fuel pump wiring September 2012 problem. Ligato had two lengthy delays firstly when he overshot junctions followed by more delays with engine overheating and driv-ing in safe-mode but he was safely in third place ahead of Aksa, Tri-vino punctured on stage 1 while Fuchs' bad day finished off with a puncture on the last stage. In the non championship classes, Sebastien Ogier was the quickest Super 2000 Class 2 car ahead of teammate Andreas Mik-kelsen with Hermann Gassner ahead of Sepp Wiegand. Mik-kelsen spun on stage 1. Kruuda retired after hitting a guard raid. Ogier was up in to the top ten overall with Mikkelsen only a minute behind in 11th. Ogier, "I cannot keep up with Sebastien on the twistier sections." The Peugeot driver Mathieu Arzeno had been third in the class in front of Sepp Wiegand, whose VW team Skoda had quite dif-ferent shock absorbers and han-dling to the Skoda Germany car he was used to. Mikkelsen then punctured on the final stage. In the Academy category John MacCrone was quickest on the two stages which these competi-tors were able to drive. Pontus Tidemand stopped on stage 1 with a broken driveshaft and Koci stopped on stage 2 with rear suspension failure. There were three different leaders dur-ing the day. MacCrone led until he lost time when he hit a guard rail letting Alistair Fisher ahead after stage 4 before he punctured so that Elfyn Evans led for the rest of the day. Overnight Fisher felt unwell, and was taken to hos-pital suffering dizziness. Day 2 - 6 Stages -Asphalt - 164.90kms Included amongst the 64 cars that restarted were Daniel Olivei-ra and Evgeniy Novikov in their Fiesta WRCs, Yazeed Al Rajhi in his 1.6 S2000 Fiesta and Oleksii Kikireshko in his Mitsubishi. Rain was not expecte.:l so all the top drivers went out on hard tyres with only one spare but then the rally really came alive. Rally leader Sebastien Loeb was running first car on the road, as this was an asphalt event, and immediately he waived his magic wand as he started the first stage. "It seems I missed most of the rain!" Loeb exclaimed after see-ing that he had just scored best time -by 21.4 seconds! Suddenly Loeb was over 40 seconds in the lead, from Petter Solberg. Mads Ostberg laughed and said that the rain started to fall the mo-ment he started the stage! On stage 8 Loeb lost time in the rain and Sordo made best time while third placed Latvala hit water that was running across the road and slid into a field. Latvala had to manoeuvre the car forwards and backwards to escape and he lost over a half minute and dropped from third to fifth. Thierry Neuville spun at a hair-pin, dropping him behind Sordo who rose to third place. But before the third stage in the loop (the long Panzerplatte stage in Baumholder) there was a re-mote service and tyre changing point. Soft tyres were normally chosen by the top drivers, except for Mikko Hirvonen and the Minis of Dani Sordo and Chris Atkinson, who played the op-tions game and fitted hards. A lot happened on the 46km long stage 9! Solberg went off the road near the end of the stage and removed the rear right wheel and dropped back to 13th, being forced to stop for the rest of the day. Neuville ended his splen-did drive in fourth place -and best non-works driver -when he crashed, "I went off on a cor-ner marked as 'flat -out' in the notes, but which unexpectedly lifted the car off the ground. I could have carried straight on and into a field but there were spectators. We hit a tree and that broke the radiator." Sordo had a slow puncture and eventu-ally had to stop and change the wheel, which dropped him from third to sixth. Ostberg tackled the stage having fitted softs and hards in a crossover fitting and rose up to fourth, but did not like the system "On right hand-ers the car oversteers, on left handers it understeers!" Lat-vala finished the stage only 0.8 second slower than Loeb, and benefited from others problems found he had jumped from fifth to second. There was a big battle between the Fiestas of Ostberg and Tanak with the Norwegian 0.8 second in front at service. Running under Rally 2 (SupeR-ally) Oliveira had more problems when a driveshaft broke while Novikov made sixth fastest time on Panzerplatte. Paulo Nobre was completely bemused at the toughness of the stage but at the midday service he received personal news from Brazil which enforced his withdrawal from the rally. "We have nothing to gain and a lot to lose, now is the time for me to be sensible", said Jari-Matti Latvala before the second loop of stages. The wet weather had now cleared but it was now windy. Loeb went out on hard tyres but with two soft tyres as spare, to fit should the weather change, Lat-vala had four soft tyres, for safety. Tanak boldly announced that he would take no risks during the second loop and Ostberg mean-while was deliberately changing his driving style, using the right foot more for braking, hoping to avoid the earlier brake trouble, Dusty Times

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Mads Ostberg and Jonas Andersson drove their Ford Fiesta RS to a first off the podium finish in Germany, they're seen here before an admiring crowd. Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul drove to a 12th place finish in Andreas Mikkelsen and Ola Floene drove their Skoda Fabia S2000 Germany, they're seen here in a right hander in their Citroen 0S3. to a seventh place finish overall in Germany, seen here at high speed. but he also declared this was not the time to push. Tanak's pledge was forgotten when he made the best time on the first two stages of the loop. After stage 10 both the VW team S2000 Skodas who were now both in the top 10, Sebastien Ogier eighth and An-dreas Mikkelsen tenth. Splitting them was Peter van Merksteijn's WRC Citroen, despite a broken gearshift lever and being stuck in gear. "Nasser Al Attiyah was lying 11th, having a miserable time try-ing to develop his asphalt driving skills. Then came Panzeplatte again and more drama. Sordo lQst control of the car pitching himself into first one then a second Hinkelstein, damaging the side and front of the car. The frontal impact punctured the ra-diator, he dropped to 12th. Then Tanak went off the road, at the same place as Sordo. Tanak, "We touched one of the 'Hinkelsteins' on the last stage and broke the wishbone on the car". He tried to carry on but could not, and then had the grandstand view of van Merksteyn's crash when he rolled his car near to where Tanak's car was parked and blocked the road. Sordo and Tanak were stopped further along the road beside the track. The stage was interrupted and Ostberg found he was now once again safely in fourth place, this time ahead of Atkinson with Ogier in the Skoda now up to sixth with his teammate Mikkelsen lying seventh. After a long time well off the pace the consistency of Nasser Al Attiyah meant that suddenly he was in the points and up to eighth. In the PCWRC previous day's battle between Guerra and Kos-ciuszko was eased when Guerra lost two minutes with a punc-ture. Kikireshko stopped again on the first stage, this time with the front suspension broken. Subhan Aksa made two best times in the first loop and passed Marcos Ligato into third place, but then on the road section back to Trier from Panzerplatte for the midday service Aksa completely forgot to make the compulsory detour to a regroup control at the nearby Bilstein headquarters and was therefore out for the rest of the day and Ligato moved back in to third place. On the first three stages of the day best times were made in the Academy category by Evans, van de Mare! and Fisher. Evans continued to lead the Academy category in front of Suarez and Reeves. Fredrik Ahlin retired at the midday service feeling unwell. Evans won the Academy category and after a bad event earlier Fisher's luck completely ran out when his car was stuck in first gear, and he retired in stage Dusty Times 12 -the final stage for the Acad-emy drivers. Reeves who had been lying third slid slid off the road in the final stage, narrowly missing a Hinkelstein, and got stuck on some logs for a quarter hour. No sooner had be got going again than he had a punc-ture! After four of six rounds Evans leads Reeves by 35 points, ahead of Fisher and Suarez. Lying second in Class 6 at the start of the day, behind only the two leading Academy cars, was Esapekka Lappi but on the first stage of the day he bent the rear axle and then on Panzerplatte he spun and slid off the road into a tree. Despite a light impact the water radiator and the oil filter were broken and retired. Gas-sner stopped his Skoda after he touched a stone which damaged the left rear suspension. Day 3 - 3 Stages -Asphalt -65.89kms It was a cool drizzly day as the cars headed for the 30km Dhrontal, to be tackled twice, once in orthodox order then in top car reverse order, before the final downtown PowerStage. Fifty cars restarted for the final day. Back again were Tanak, Solberg, Neuville and Sordo with repaired cars. Latvala was nervous on the opening stage with a loose bonnet but Loeb had not eased his pace, despite the track surfaces but on the sec-ond run Loeb did ease his pace when he had a problem with his turbo. The fastest driver was Solberg with Loeb sixth. Novikov had rear differential failure, and lying only 25th over-all decided to withdraw rather than struggle onwards. Sordo meanwhile had recovered and was now in the top ten. Loeb was fastest on the PowerStage ahead of Hirvonen and Mikkelsen, but it made no difference to the overall results, but gave some unwelcome surprises to drivers who thought the cars were being sent out at 30 second intervals, only to find they were going at quarter-minute gaps. The only big surprise came at the end of the event when both Ott Tanak and Yazeed Al Rajhi withdrew after the final service, when ly-ing in ninth and 28th places re-spectively. For Tanak retirement meant he had the opportunity to change more parts on the car before the next event. For Al Rajhi, following his suspension problem on the first day, they had treated the rest of the event as a test session and withdraw-ing in this way gained the team about three hours in being able to dismantle parts from the car that needed to go back to M-Sport's base in Cumbria. As a result of a problem with the timing equipment on the final stage Sebastien Loeb eventually won by exactly two minutes from Latvala with Hirvonen finishing third. Citroen Total's lead in the Makes' series has increased by another 14 points to 123 over Ford and Sebastien Loeb's lead in the Drivers' series over his teammate Mikko Hirvonen by another 11 points to 54 while of the Ford drivers there was just a two point gap between third placed Petter Solberg and the private driver Mads Ostberg. In PCWRC, Kosciuszko was . fastest on two of the three stages and held the lead all the way to the finish to win, like Loeb at the head of the field, by over two minutes. He gained his second win in the category ahead of his main championship challengers Guerra to secure a Mitsubishi 1-2. Ligato and Trivino came home in third and fourth places respectively in their Subarus. But the Mexican Benito Guerra continues to lead the series now by 15 points from Michal Kos-ciuszko with Valeriy Gorban lying third. But with just two rounds to go the championship is still very close with 23 points, less than one category win, covering the drivers lying in 2nd to 7th places. Sepp Wiegand who had risen to 11th overall and the best placed German driver, was forced to retire after the first stage of the day with a suspension problem. Hermann Gassner finished the best local driver in 21st position. 300, ADAC Raltye Deutschland 2012 (D) Trier 24126.08.2012 WRC round 9, PCWRC round 6 1 (1) Sebastien LOEB/Daniel Elena F/MC Citroen DS3 (M) WRC BN404MV (F) 2 (3) Jari-Malti LATVALA/Miikka Anttila FIN Fonl Fiesta RS (M) WRC PX12CPZ (GB) 3 (2) Mikko HIRVONEN/Jarmo Lehtinen FIN Citroen DS3 (M) WRC BF800XB (F) 4 (10) Mads OSTBERG/Jonas Andersson N/S Fonl Fies1a RS (M) WRC PX60AW (GB) 5 (12) Chris Atkinson/Stephane Prevot AUS/8 Mini John Cooper Worts (M) WRC CU11 FXE (GB) 6 (22) Sebastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia F Skoda Fabla S2000 (M) 2 H-VM138(D) 7 (23) Andreas Mikkelsen/Ola Floene N Skoda Fabia S2000 (M) 2 H-VM135(D) 8 (7) Nasser Al Attiyah/Giovanni Bemacchini QA/I Citroen DS3 (M) WRC BH528BM (F) 9 (37) Dani Sordo/Carlos Del Barno E Mini John Cooper Worts (M) WRC 1WRC (GB) 10 (52) Mathieu Arzeno/Renaold Jamool FIB Peugeot 207 S2000 (M) 2 BZ037WA(F) 11 (4) Petter SOLBERG/Chris Patterson N/GB Fonl Fiesta RS (M) WRC PX12BVT (GB) 12 (8) Thierry NEUVtLLE/Nicolas Glsoul B Citroen DS3 (M) WRC BF082XC (F) 13 (31) Michal Kosauszko/Maciej Szczepaniak Pl Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X (M) PC3 DZ688ZS(I) 16 (38) Benito Guerra/Boqa Rozada MEXIE Mitsubishi lancer Evo X (M) PC3 DZ214ZS(I) 19 (33) Marcos Ligato/Ruben Gan:ta RA Subaru lmpreza N14 (M) PC3 J5024 (RSM) 22 (42) Ricardo Tnvmo/Alex Haro MEX/E Subaru lmpreza N14 (D) PC3 OU60ECF (GB) 23 (9) Daniel OUVEIRA/Car1os Magalhaes BR/P Fonl Fiesta RS (M) WRC PX61AXV (GB) 24 (32) NICOias Fuchs/Fernando Mussano PER/RA Subaru lmpreza N14 (D) PC3 KR57VLC (GB) The various other class winners were Ogier (Class 2), Sebastien Chardonnet (Citroen DS3 R3, Class 5), Frederic Perrard (Fiesta R2, Class 6) and Michael Ecker (Honda Type R, Class 8). Best story of the rally con-cerned Atkinson. The organisers asked the local police to watch out for the Australian driver, on account of hearing stories about angry Araujo fans threatening bad things. The police took the matter seriously, with motor-cycle police following the Mini all round the road sections of the route, and even at one point ar-ranging for the road to be cleared so that Atkinson could warm up his tyres before he started the next stage! ll\J2C: WC points WR WO PC 3h.41m.52.0s. 25 25+3 3h.43m.52.0s. 18 18 3h.44m.23.3s. 15 15+2 3h.4Sm.16.3s. 12 12 3h.51m.02.4s. 10 3h.51m.42.5s. 8 3h.54m.14.5s. 6+1 3h.54m.42.1s. 10 4 3h 56m.08.9s.(1) 2 3h.57m.12.1s. 1 4h.02m.58.6s.(4) 8 4h.05m.33.8s.(4) 6 4h.08m.35.4s. 25 4h.10m.35.9s. 18 4h.18m 37.2s. 15 4h.24m.10.5s. 12 4h.24m 19.3s.(4) 4h26m.19.0s 10 29 (45) Subhan Aksa/Jeff Judd RI/NZ Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X (M) PC3 1DHK690 (WA AUS) 4h.32m.25.0s.(3) 8 34 (39) Valeriy Gorban/Andri Nikolaiev UA M1tsubish1 Lancer Evo IX (MA) PC3 AA74001B (UA) 4h.52m.06.2s.(6) 6 71 (10 PCWRC) starters. 39 (7 PCWRC) finishers. MANUFACTURERS' DRIVER Tyres· DM=DMack, M=Michelin, MA=M,:helin but with Pirelli stK:kers. (M,ssed stages or road sections) Winnefs average speed over stages 99.69kph +=Power stage l)Olnts #=Class 2 winner. ·=Class 3 wmner LEADING RETIREMENTS (5) Ott TANAK/Kuldar Sikk (6) Evgeniy NOVIKOV/Nicolas Klinger (14) Paulo Nobre/Edu Paula (15) Peter van Merksteijn jr/Eddy Chevarllier (21) Martin Prokop/Zdenek Hruza (24) Sepp Wiegaoo/Timo Gottschalk (36) Louise Cook/Stefan Davis (41) Oleksii Kikireshko/Pavlo Cherepin (44) Ramona Karlsson/Miriam Walfridsson (55) Yazeed Al Rajhi/Michael Orr RALLY LEADER Loeb stages 1-15. EE Fonl Fiesta RS (M) RUS/F Fonl Fiesta RS (M) BR Mirn John Cooper Worts (M) NL/8 C1ttroen DS3 (M) CZ Fonl Fiesta RS (M) D Skoda Fabia S2000 (M) GB Fonl Fiesta R2 (P) UA Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX (MA) S Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X (D) KSA/GB Fonl Fiesta 1.6 S2000 (M) PCWRC/CLASS 3 LEADERS Kosauszko stages 1-5, Guerra 6, Kosciuszko 7-15. CLASS 2 LEADER Ogier stages 1-15. The Route Special Stages Total Distance Day 1 Trier Messepar1< (Friday 1000) - 6 asphalt-137.84km 353.62km (1-6) Messepar'< -Messepa,1< -Trier Viehmarkt (Friday 2315) Day2 Trier V,ehmarkt (Saturday 0700) · 6 asphalt-164.90km 566.89km (7-12) Messepari<-Trier ViehmM<t (Saturday 2315) Day3 Trier Viehmarkt (Sunday 0800)-3 asphalt-65.89km 193.08km (13-15) Trier Messepari< (Sunday 1349) 15 stages-368.63km 1113.59km Weather: Very mixed. No stages in darkness. Leading Special Stages 1 2 4 6 Loeb 9 3 1 Latvala 2 4 1 Tanak 2 2 Solberg 1 Somo 1 2 Ostberg 1 3 HiNonen 5 Neuville 1 4 Mikltel!en (S2000) 1 Note: irnerruption times "A)lied lor SS3 on seamay classes/categories. PCWRC Kosciuszko_, 6 stages, Guerra 5. Aksa 2. Fuchs'1. WRC PX11AWN (GB) WRC RU55ALM (GB) WRC EJ916GH (I) WRC BK391DW (F) WRC 06R0029 (CZ) 2 H,VM134 (D) PC6 PX59AGY (GB) PC3 AA 26221X (UA) PC3 BLE172 (S) 2 9YAZ999 (B) Crews Restarting 64 50 CLASS 3 Guerra_, 5 stages, Kosciuszl<o 4, Gassner (Sl<oda) 2, Erdi (Mitsubishi X), Aksa & Fuchs 1 each. CLASS 2 Ogier_, 10 stages, Arzeno (Peugeot) & Mikkelsen 2 each. LAST STAGE COMPlETED withdrawn (1) 15 rear differential (6) 13 withdrawn 9 accident 11 fire 2 suspension 13 withdrawn 0 suspension (12) 13 suspension 1 withdrawn 15 Positions in World Championship lor Rallies (WCR): Citroen Total 320 points, Fonl 197, M-Sport Fonl 115, Qatar 59, Citroen Junia< 54, Adapta 49, Mini WRC 26, Braz! 20. Positions in World Championship lor Drivers (WCO): Loeb 199 points, Hirvonen 145, P.Solberg 104, Ostberg 102, Latvala 87, Novikov 55, Prokop 38, Neuville 32, Somo & Ogier 31, Al Altiyall 27, etc. . Loading positions in Production Car WRC (Round 618Xsix events lo count): Guerra 80 points, Kosciuszko 65, Gortian 58, LigatO 52, Aksa 50. etc. Fron,: Martin Holmes, Prospect Cottage, Pyrlord Green, Woking, Surrey, GU22 8UZ. UK Tel: +44 (0) 1932 352894 & 34TT57. Fax: +44 (0) 1932 343102. Email: martinholmesralng@compuser, Trier 26lh August 2012 ' September 2012 Page 17

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I • I • ~ USASDD --German's Take Gold In Group T By Troy Robinson Photos: Reno Photographic Don and Chris German took the gold medal in the Group T contest, they are seen here at high speed on the course, headin' for the win. PINCH BOSSES II UNIBAf'·l .. l ~ . . • .... I> CUPS . , ·• ~ ·· [iui]@][iui]@] 1-Cll IY BITClll#B Page 18 -~-=~-=----~ # h -~-~~--.,,-,-v ~V RACE RADIOS ~..t;.tKENWOOD :!!!f:?; . September 2012 The Red Team Racing group took top honors in the Class 10 action in the USA 500 race, they were fifth overall as well, here rushing for home. .. Jerry Wood lets no grass grow under his car, he's seen here nicely airborne as he heads for home to take the Class 1 honors at the VORRA USA 500. The second running of welcomed racers with open the VORRA USA 500 is in arms and even handed the the books and while records keys to City Hall to VORRA weren't set like last year, the for the drivers meeting and results were similar with a awards. The newly opened Group T truck in the overall Terribles Truck Stop played winners circle. host to tech and registration For this running of the held Friday afternoon. Out 2nd annual event VORRA in the desert the course was moved all race operations to virtually the same as last the small, growing town of year, just the opposite di rec-·• Fernley, Nevada, about 29 tion. The start segment of miles east of Reno. The city 45 miles led to check point Two Larrys Racing had'a wonderful weekend, they took the gold medal in the Class 11 contest, they're see 'here at speed on the course. The Murphy Motorsports green machine took the gold medal in the Sportsman Class, they beat out 10 other cars for their win. Dusty Times I I

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1 TwoCan Racing had to settle for the silver medal in the Class 10 Ryan Sargent had to settle for a second place finish in the Class 1 Dave Capeffihad radiator problems most of the day but stiff managed to shootout, they're seen here at speed entering a left hander. fracas, Ryan is seen here going into a hard left hander. get three laps completed and he was declared the Zukiworld Class winner. 1 where the 153 mile loop began that was to be run 3 times around then a 30 mile run to the finish line back in Fernley. This course offers everything imaginable to the racer: silt, rock, high speed straights, high speed gravel roads and hill climbs. Some of the hill climbs would be a lot for the horsepower chal-lenged classes but never to fear as recovery vehicles had the course covered. First group off the line 2 hours before the 2nd group was the stock classes of 9 , 11, full metal and UTV. Dan Hamilton (999) was the lone entry in Class 9 and despite some flats completed 2 laps for the class win. In the UTV class Dennis Jean (1959) blew the motor early on lap 2 but that was further than the competi-tion and he was the winner in the class. Steve Scott (1977) placed 2nd in class making only to the first check point. Justin Silkwood (1969) suffered belt and clutch damage 70 miles into the race but took home the 3rd place honors. In the full metal class the entry of Hall Racing (761) completed the entire dis-tance for the class win. The Zuki World class made a go again at the USA 500 after making their de-but last year. Dave Capell (637) had radiator troubles Continued on p1g1 20 Rod Haff entered a Hummer in the Group T contest, they took third Sly Daddy Racing collected the bronze medal for their actions in the The liberty Overland Motorsports team had engine problems most of the place honors for the class, seen here nicely airborne at high speed. Class 10 race, they're seen here head in' for the checkers. day, they were only good for two laps but stiff took second place honors. BILSTEIN 9100 Series Shocks with optional Anti-Cavitation Valve (ACV) provide the highest level of damping performance for UHra4 type race v-,hicles. With the low spring rates required for these crossover . /' raJ:.Brs, the ACV allows minimal gas charge (spring rate) while still ~;. ,"::,iliminating the possibility of shock fade due to cavitation. BILSTEltt 9100 Serles equipped Ultra4 type vehlcles have won numerous races and ~o. Best In The Desert Class 4400 season championships. ""9100 Serles standard features: Piston: 60mm: 7075 aluminum with Body: 60mm or 46mm seamless tube available in Smooth Body, Coilover, or Bypass Piston Rod: 22mm centerless ground, case hardened, chromed and super polished 0-ring tension wear band 46mm: U37 linear or digressive with check valve ReserYDlr: Standard: 60mm x 15· Rod Ends: 112· Teflone Uniball with steel machined eye ring Bypass Adjuster: Chromoly metering check valve with stainless adjuster Bypass Tubes: Available in 518' or optional 718' dia. Collover Hardware: 3• I.D., includes lock ring, spring seat, crossovers lockring and Delron slider Bi/stein offers a superior range of plBmium monotube gas p1Bssure shocks for slack replacement, lifted truclcs,and professional off-road racing. Bilstein Gas Pressure Shock Absorbers ThyssenKrupp Bilstein of America Sales & Tech Info: 1-800-537-1085 • Dusty Times Visit our wsbslle to see the full selection, or call for the dea/81 nearest you. September 2012 Page 19

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r -~ I I - I , •II • I,•• I, I•• I • ' fl JI• • Steve LaRoza was leading the Group T fracas when he clipped a Justin Silkwood didn't have the best of races, he suffered belt and The Desert Dingo Entry (Jim Graham) laid the car on its side twice but rock and took out two tires and the power steering, done for the day. clutch damage but he was scored in the third spot in the UTV fracas. they did make it to the checkers and were scored third in Class 11. most of the day but went 3 laps and called it a day but was the winner in the class. Liberty Overland Motors-ports entry (1837) had mo-tor issues most of the day. A spark plug shot out of the engine and not carrying another they looked in the desert and found the one they lost, reinstalled and continued. They went 2 laps The Rod Hall Racing Team had no competition on the course, they their Hummer to the gold medal and had a great time doing so~ Page 20 and placed second. Kristofer Anderson (1045) hit a wild donkey and damaged the ra-diator. He wouldn't make it to check one but went home with a 3rd place plaque. 530 miles must be tough in a class 11 car and it didn't disappoint. The Desert Din-go entry ( 1107) ended up on their side not once but twice with one of them being just The Koenig Race Team had a decent race, they took the silver medal in the Group T contest, they're seen here on the way to the finish line. ~ --100 yards past check point 1. Just about everything in the car let go at some point throughout the night even the clutch. Fortunately they were near Pro Pit who elect-ed to help them change it and they continued. They were 1 lap short of the total distance but did make it to the finish line and placed 3rd in class. Dave Meeks (1142) had electrical prob-lems but still managed to complete two and a half laps for 2nd in class. Big winner in the class went to Two Larry's Racing (1107) who had just a skeleton 3-man crew and despite some issues finished the race as the last official finisher of the night. In the Sportsman class the All Fired Up (707) fa-ther and son team had a commanding lead until mid-way thru the second lap -17X8 TRUCK BEADLOCK D PARKER WHEEL SIZES 16X4 VW NON BEADLOCK * 17X8 TRUCK BEAOLOCK GEN. 2 15)(8 TRUCK BEAOLOCK .,. 17X8 VW BEAPLOCK 17X8 TRUCK SIMULATED LOCK 15Xl2 VW 9EAOLOCK 15X7 VW BEADLOCK t5X7 VW NON 9EA0LOCK 15X4 VW ScADLOCK l5Xl+ VW NON BEADLOCK W>ERS CAN ALSO BE CUT AND WB.1'El> T() CI.BTDH DJHENSl(JIIS September 2012 DRIU.ED TO CUSTOMER SPECS Dusty Times

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The Altered Racing Tiger car was the fifth place finisher in the Eric Henschel placed fourth in the ZukiWorld division, he's seen here All Fired Up Racing was leading the Sportsman Class but they rolled Sportsman battle, seen here in a hard left turn on the course. driving his really good looking vehicle towards the checkered flag. the Toyota and that was the end of their racing until the next race. where they clipped a rock and rolled the truck 5 times ending their day. Occupants were ok and the truck will live to see another race but not after some major work. The Murphy Motor-sports team (1661) needed assistan ce on the steep hill climbs but still pulled off a finish and win in the largest field of the race. Bill Her-m ant (91) completed 2 laps and placed second while Robert Cramer (7122) also finished 2 laps and came home with 3rd in class. In the class 10 race Red Team Racin g (1029) pulled off a fantastic win and a 5th over all. Two Can Rac-i n g (1022) finish e d sec-ond desp ite som e flats and some other issues; Instead of makin g t h e right tur n at check o n e to start lap 2 the driver went straight and was head in g t o the f inish line. Makin g it 4 miles from the finish offic ials f inally s topped t h e m and turned h im around to get back out on th e loop. The Sly Daddy Racing team (1250) finished all th e required distance an d p laced 3rd in class. Group T started 2nd off the line and by mile 70 the class was in the overall lead on course with a freight train going led by M ike Koe-nig (7235) with Steve LaRo-z a (7204), Don & Chris German (801) and Hummer (761) close behind. Koenig would have a near disaster with a pit stop a bit later and dropped to 4th . Ger-man eventually made their way around LaRoza and was runnin g first o n track on lap 2. Bu t a loose brake line cost them more than 30 m inutes of down time as they made repairs. This moved LaRoza into 1st with Koen ig in 2nd. German's V8 was able to put the h o rsepower down an d by m id-lap 3 was up to second get ting around Koenig a t a pit st o p . At the furthest p oint o n the t rack LaRoza b lew a turn and clipped a rock taking out two tires an d the power steer in g sys-tem . This ended t heir day and put German in the top spot w here they were able to cruise o n to the class and overall win. Koen ig motored on but was unable to catch German and settled for 2 n d in class and 2 n d over all. Both top sp o ts finish ed in th e daylight. The Hummer finished a short time later for 3rd in class. Tom Woods (156) was th e winner in class 1 and was Dusty Times having a great day running up in the top 4 overall all day as well. Heading into the last 40-miles to the fin-ish he was running 2nd over-all but a broken CV joint held his progress for about 30-minutes and he ended up finishing 3rd overall. Then to add insult to injury he broke an axle leaving post finish celebrations. Ryan Sargent (159) placed 2nd in class 1 after fighting issue after issue with his single-seater. Planning on racing the entire race solo Ryan eventually couldn't physical-ly stay alert any longer and had to call it a day on lap 3. The "Rabbit" award was introduced at the Yerington race and is sponsored by the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame and Sly Daddy Rac-ing. This award is given to the winner in the class with the most improved average September 2012 miles per hour. And this race the winner was Two Larry' s Racing in class 11 who bested the class 11 aver-age MPH to take home the $1000 prize. Congrats to the class 11 team. opened his off-road shop Fi-bercraft in Reno in 1981 and has been a supporter, racer, mentor and family man with VORRA ever since. He has been driving the wheels off the Red Team Racing car for promoter Wes Harbor for more than 5 years now. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bill's wife Jude and daughters Corey and Mor-gan. 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sow- a m;a -_£W_QEA C....J -.. 4. ' I l~!:f-~Amf!I D USK TIL DAWN T J Flores overall -In A Truck By ]. Preston Bradshaw Photos: Trackside Photo Mike Mitchell was the big winner in the Class 1 contest, Mike was three minutes out of the overall win at Stateline. The turnout was disappoint-had a great time. There were 52 with ease, Ruben Ledezma had ing but the weather was good entries and 22 of them made all major problems and completed (good and hot) and the racing the required laps. his first lap in a time of two hours was great. It was a five lap race In the Open Truck Division, and 49 minutes and that's all she at beautiful Primm, Nevada and there were two vehicles entered, wrote. Meanwhile, Flores contin-although the entry was sparse, all T J Flores lead the first lap with ued to finish 1-ap after lap and who attended and raced said they ease, he turned a one hour lap when he took the checkered flag lli \tlDUSll\'l'S BESl llf l ~ECl\~1 Engine Oil Gear Oil Motorcycle Oil Greases Cooling & Marine products ww. neo Page 22 September 2012 e:.w■>w zs;.:L ' . Lucas Knecht was the big winner in the 1/2-1600 contest, he had 12 minutes on his competition when he took the checkers, seen here at speed. it was with an average speed of 51 miles per hour which gave hime the class win and the overall win for the race as well. The Class 1 contest had six entrants, they too had five laps to run for their race and three of them made all the required laps. At the end of their first lap it was Mike Mitchell in the lead, Levi Rockhill was second in line, Ja-son Whipple was running in the third spot, Tony Murray was in fourth place and Randale Blume was in the fifth spot. Cameron Thieriot failed to complete his first lap. Their second lap ended and now it was Levi Rockhill show-ing the way, Mike Mitchell was now in second place, he was two minutes in arrears, Tony Murray was up a spot into third place and Randale Blume was running fourth. Jason Whipple was on his trailer. Third lap ended and Mike Mitchell was back in the class lead, Levi Rockhill was back in the second spot, Tony Murray was in third place and Randale Blume ran in the fourth spot. There were no position chang-es on the fourth lap. Fifth lap ended, checkered flag flew and Mike Mitchell was right there to take a nice win, Levi Rockhill came along 11 minutes later to take second place honors and Tony Murray came in 12 min-utes later for a decent third place finish. Randale Blume failed to complete his final lap. Mike Mitchell finished second overall for the race and Levi Rockhill finished third overall for the race. The Class 10 action consisted of only two cars and neither one of them finished. Chad Dohrman was the class leader on the first of their five required laps, David Norris was eight minutes back in second place. Second lap and Chad Dorman continued to lead, David Norris was now 11 minutes in arrears. Third lap ended and we now had David Norris in the class lead, Chad Dorman was nowhere to be seen. Fourth lap ended and it was David Norris all the way, he was a shoe-in winner. Fifth lap and David Norris was nowhere to be seen, Class 10, no0 finishers. Class 12 had only one entry Cantinued an page 24 It was a good night for Reid Rutherford, he took the win in the Class 3000 contest, Reid is seen here on his way to the checkered flag. Josh Quintero was the big winner in the Class 7 contest at Stateline, Josh was the only finisher in the usually hotly contested class. Dusty Times .. 1

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Robert Raglin was the only entrant in the Stock Truck action, he hustled Jacob Shaw was the gold medal winner in the UTV action, Jacob led Javier Avila was the only finisher in the Class 7S fracas, Javier is seen around the course for five hours and change and took home the gold the class all the way and is seen here headin' for the checkered flag. here heading for the sometimes elusive checkered flag. _m_ed._a_l_. ___________________ _ Todd Stemmerman. Todd had to race and two of them made all the third spot. the scoring charts. second place honors. run five laps and he did so at an the required laps. At the end of Second lap ended and Lucas Lucas Knecht continued to The Class 3000 group con-average speed of 42.3 mph for the their first lap it was Lucas Knecht Knecht continued to lead the lead on the third lap and he led sisted of four entries and they too class win. leading the class, Jonathan Burn- class, Jonathan Burnworth ran all the way to the checkered flag. had five laps to run for their race. There were three cars entered worth was second, he was about in the second spot, he was 10 Jonathan Burnworth held on in When they finished their first in the Class ½-1600 fracas. The three minutes behind the leader minutes behind the leader and the second spot for the remainder lap it was Reid Rutherford in the had five laps to run for their and Ed Maurin was running in Ed Maurin had disappeared from of the race and ended up taking lead, Mike Meachum was second •#h;i•H#Fii [IJ liJC MOTORSPORTS Page 24 G-FORt:l! 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Second lap and Reid Ruther-ford continued to lead the class, Mike Meachum continued on in second place, he was now 17 min-utes in arrears, Erik Reynolds was third, he was 43 minutes behind the leader and Dana Dague was out of the race. The running order did not change for the next two laps, it was Rutherford, Meachum and Reynolds, in that order. They maintained their posi-tions on the fourth lap as well, Rutherford continued to lead and was slowly opening up a larger gap between himself and Meachum. Fifth lap, final lap and Reid Rutherford came in to take the checkered flag for a nice win; Mike Meachum took second place honors, he was 24 minutes behind the leader. Eric Reynolds failed to complete his final lap. Class 4400 only had two en-trants and, unfortunately nei-ther of them would finish their required laps. David Moore was the leader after the first lap was completed, Greg McNair ran in the second spot. Second lap and it was David Moore as the only car running in the class. Greg McNair was on his trailer. Third lap and David Moore also failed to complete his lap, no finishers in Class 4400. There were six entries in the Class 7 contest. They had five laps to run for their race and, alas, there would only be one finisher. At the end of their first lap it was Josh Quintero in the lead, Matt Lovell ran in the second spot, he was 14 minutes in arrears, Jamie Galles was in third place, he was another 20 minutes back, Gregg Hempel was in fourth place and Brandon Walsh ran in the fifth spot. Robert Woolworth failed to complete his first lap. Their second lap ended and Josh Quintero still led the class, Matt Lovell was in the second spot, he was 29 minutes behind the leader, Gregg Hempell was in third place, he was more than an hour in arrears and Brandon Walsh was running fourth, less than a minute out of third place. Jaimie Galles was out of the race. There were no changes in posi-tion on the third lap. Dusty Times

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• ' j ' , Derek Dixon took the gold medal in the Class 9 action, Derek is seen A great race for Brandon Arthur, he defeated seven other Sportsman There was just one entrant in the Sportsman Unlimited Buggy contest, Nathan Ortiz, and he completed his four required laps in 5 ¼ hours for his win. here at high speed heading for the wonderful checkered flag. Unlimited Trucks and had 36 minutes in hand at the checkers. Fourth lap ended and it was his truck some 17 hours to get to was able to make it all the way. still Josh Quintero in the class the race and go home. We wish When their first lap ended it was lead, Matt Lovell was still run-you nothing but luck in your James Crawford in the lead, Guy ning in the second spot and Greg endeavors. Savedra came along some four Hempel remained in the third The UTV class was up next, minutes later in the second spot. spot. Brandon Walsh was out of there were three of them entered On the second lap Crawford the race. but only one would see the check-had some troubles, he was almost Fifth lap ended and it was Josh ered flag. They had three laps to three and a half hours complet-Quintero taking the checkered run for their race and at the end ing the lap and Guy Savedra took flag for a really nice win, Matt of their first lap it was Jacob Shaw over the class lead. Lovell and Greg Hempel failed in the lead, Tony Larabell was in Savedra's third lap was less to complete their final lap. Only second place and· Bill ·Morris ran than an hour and a half, he was a one finisher of six entrants. in the third-s.pot'. ~ · '. , dnf put was shown as the winner The Heavy Metal Class only Second lap and Jacob 'Sli~}V and James Crawford completed had two entrants. They had five still led_;the class, Tony Larabell his _third lap in an hour and forty laps to run for their race but here ran second and Bill Morris, had minutes. too, only one truck made it all disappeared -from: the scoring That's all there was, neither the way. The first lap was led by charts. · • ··0• driver was able to complete his Monte Tibbitts and Craig Reyn-Third lap, final lap and when fourth lap. olds, the other entrant failed to the dust cleared it was Jacob The competition in Class 7S complete the first lap. Shaw taking a really nice win. was rather scarce, there were two Tibbitts ran all five laps as Tony Larabell failed to finish his vehicles entered, they had four required at an average speed of third lap. laps to run for their race buy only 42 miles per hour. Monte lives The 5/1600 Class also had two one would see the checkered flag. in South Dakota and he hauls entrants and neither one of them Javier Avila ran all four required Monte Tibbitts took the gold medal back to South Dakota for his win in the Heavy Metal contest, Monte is seen here at speed on the course. laps for the class win while Kyle had one entrant, Robert Roglin, Milligan failed to complete his he ran his three required laps and first lap. was the winner of the class. The Stock Truck Class only Continued an page 36 The Sportsman Umited Truck Class only had four entries, only one It was a silver medal finish in Class 1 for Levi Rockhill, Levi was 12 Jonathan Burnworth won the silver medal in the 1/2-1600 contest, finished the four required laps, Brian Groves was the big winner/ minutes out of the class win, he finished in the third overall position. Jonathan is seen here on his way through the dark to the checkered flag. Mike Meachum had a second place finish in the Class 3000 fracas at the Nick lsenhouer was the silver medal winner in the Sportsman Unlimited Tony Murray was the third place finisher in the hotly contested Class 1 HORA Dusk To Dawn battle, Mike his nice clean car is seen here at speed. Truck battle, he's seen here at high speed in the night. action, Tony is seen here hustling towards the checkered flag. Chris lsenhourer gave it all he had that night but he had to settle for a Keith Minnicks drove as best he could but he had to settle for a fourth Eric Ludian was saddled with a very long fourth lap and it was expensive, third place finish in the Sportsman Unlimited Truck action. place finish in the Unlimited Truck battle, seen here at landing. he's seen here just at liftoff on his way to the checkered flag. Dusty Times September 2012 Page 25

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189 PARKER 400 Latner Wins overall By Jean Calvin Photos: Track.side Photo Danny letner drove all the way, Henry Gergdahl rode all the way, and the pair won overall in the Class 2 Raceco, letner's first overall victory, and a long time coming. Danny is 61 years old/ Ed and Tim Herbst ran hard afier trougle in California, and climbed into second in Class 2 on the last leg, both driving the Chenowth/Porsche. Former ATV racer Mike Schurings, and Jeff Bonnet, flew over the course in their Chevy, survived troubles, and finished a keen second in Class 8. Page 26 las Vegas charger Jim Barbeau drove alone in his Raceco, and came through the tough course t finish a fine second in the Class 1 contest. Craig Watkins and Greg Aronson had a near perfect day, no troubles at all with the Toyota powered Raceco and the 1987 points champs won Class 10 .. September 2012 The desert racing season opened with the usual mas-sive crowds of racers, their entourage, and hordes of spectators inundating the tiny Colorado River town of Parker, Arizona. As last year, the race was held on the fi-nal weekend of January, and as the clan gathered on the Thursday, the overcast skies, cooler than usual tempera-tu res, and occasional rain showers let everyone know it was still January, even on the Colorado River. The first race for the des-ert series in over two months drew a record breaking num-ber of contingency donors. While last year the line on both sides of the main street stretched more than two blocks this year it covered three and went around the corner onto a side street. The interest in promoting sales through contingency programs is growing at a re-markable pace. The contin-gency folks endured a cold morning with dark skies, but by noon the sun was out and it looked more like a typical Parker climate for the race. New cars and even more new and fancy paint jobs were everywhere. The level of race prep certainly is keeping pace with the rise in interest, and now nearly all the cars look professional and more than ready to tack-le the rough and rugged des-ert. But, for the first time in several years the entry at Parker dropped instead of increasing from the previous event. Part of the reason was the wide spread flu epidem-ic, with many pre-entries turning into no shows. The car entry dropped by 43, die motorcycles classes dropped by ten, and the total entry. drop from 1988 was 53 start-ers. With the combination of classes 3 and 14, the car classes were down to 15, as the long awaited Mini Mag class was not on hand. At the drivers' meeting the emphasis was on rules of the road, a mandatory stop not only at the designated checkpoints but also at the control monitor points, usu-ally road crossings. As last year the bike classes started early and ran all three of their laps in Arizona. This welcome move allows the car entry to start their race in California much earli-er, and, with the two hour transit time to the Arizona restart, the bikes are fairly well clear of the Arizona route before the first cars make their restart. It gets all concerned out of the desert earlier in the night, as all classes have a 12 hour time allowance, and the race is over for most well before midnight. The herd of 34 cars in Class 2 were first away in California, and Bill Coffey led the pack into the ditches and out across the desert. It wasn't long, however, be-fore Jim and Lisa Greenway had their Toyota powered Raceco first on the road and they stayed out front Continued on page 28 Dusty Times

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. ' , Don Robertson glides past the Arizona rocks in the Raco he shared with Dan Comwell, enroute to the Class 1 It all came together at Parker for Dave Shoppe, as he led Class 8 in the Ford all three legs, and said he had victory by a bunch and a very close second overall. no real trouble while racing to the Class Victory Brian Collins, with Bruce Graves riding, led the second leg, but dropped Mike Lund and Buzz Combe drove the first non six cylinder car overall, The new team of Matt McBride and Steve Sourapas did all right in their to third in Class 2 behind the Herbsts at the flag. their Chenowth placing fourth in Class 2 and a fine fifth overall. Raceco/Porsche, taking a close fifth in Class 2 and sixth overall. In Loving Memory: Arthur Edelstein June 12, 1937 -August I I , 20 I 2 The Edelstein Family sadly announces the passing of Arthur Edelstein, beloved husband of Elayne, father of David & Adam and Grandfather of Joshua Ari. Dusty Times Your Spirit will forever fill our hearts. Notes can be sent to C/0 Dave Edelstein September 2012 P.O. Box 795 Fallbrook, CA 92088 Page 27

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Dennis Green and Mike Julson had their Jimco wth the leaders in Class 10 all the way and the team finished second, just eight minutes out. all the way to the California checkered flag. However, theirs was not the fastest time for the approximately 110 mile jaunt through the rough desert. Danny. Letner did the course in 1:59.01 in his Racecol Porsche to lead the race as it moved across the river. Brian Collins was close, only 19 seconds behind in his Chenowth/ Porsche, and the Greenwavs were next at 2:00.48. Ed and Tim Herbst were in at 2:02.04 in another Che-nowthl Porsche, followed in 20 seconds by Mike Lund, the first non-six cylinder Porsche powered car, a Che-nowth VW. Surprising a lot of folks, Larry Ragland had his Class 7 Chevy S-1O in a close sixth at 2:02.32, just six seconds□ up on· Corky McMillin/Brian Ewalt in another ChenowthiPorsche. Missing on the firs t leg were contenders such as Jerry Finney out with trans trouble on Thunder Alley, Jack Short, Aaron Hawley, Jerry Penhall, also having trans trouble early, and Bob Richey. On the restart it was a heavY hitter group up front, but going missing on this leg was Jimmie Crowder, who had been about tenth, and Jim and Mark Temple, dis-qualified for failing to stop at a CA control, just like last year. This time there was no doubt about it as George Thompson, head of the IDRA, was an eye witness. Brian Collins was first away in Arizona, with Danny ScottandBillReamsscoredtheirsecondwininarowinC/ass 1/2-1600, thesonandfather team driving the 0.R.C. into the lead in AZ, winning the 65 car class by over a minute. Letner on his rear bumper. They ran the whole 90 miles like that, and heading into the final leg Collins had the edge on total time by mere-ly a minute, 29 seconds. Greenway had shock trou-bles and dropped back, the Herbsts were another min-ute back in third, . and Mc-Millin zoomed into fourth, about two more minutes down, over a minute ahead of Lund, whose VW Type 4 engine was no match for the four Porsches ahead of him on. the rough but fast course. Having fixed a leaky trans on the down□ time, Ragland held sixth, still only another minute back. As is common, things changed on the final lap. Although Brian Collins and Bruce Graves arrived first at the finish line, Danny Letner, with Henry Berg-dahl riding shotgun aU the way, was still right on his bumper, and Letner not only won Class 2, but won the race overall, his first overall victory in the premier desert series. Letner, at 61, is prob-ably the oldest man to score such a triumph in off road racing, drove the entire dis-tance an d was elated to hear about t h e overall victorv. and said he had no troubles all day, but did lose fourth gear on the last lap. Ed and Tim Herbst, who alternated behind the wheel, beat out teammate Collins for second by a couple of minutes, and they were third overall. They said it was fun, but who remembers second place, alluding to the fact that they were second in Class 2 here last year also. Collins said he had a traf-fic problem with a 1600 at a control on the last lap, and the car rolled in front of him ·out of the check, so he stopped to give aid, and couldn't get the lost time back. Mike Lund, with Buzz Combe riding the distance, held a solid fourth, ab out four minutes behind Col-lins and nine minutes ahead of the new team of Matt McBride/Steve Sourapas, Porsche/Raceco. Rounding out the top ten were Tom and Steve Martin, Tim and Brian McDonnell, Willis and Mark Hamilton, and Frank Snook and Eric Arras, with a new Class 2 Raceco. Having a major tran-ny problem on course, Larry Ragland/John Herzberger salvaged 11th place points, and the hapless Greenways were 12th, with the front end riding on the grownd. In all 17 finished in Class 2, and the class dominated the first ten spots overall. At 17, Class 1 had its strongest field in som e time, but attrition started early for some of the favorites. Ivan Stewart's Toyota got little more than a mile from the start when it needed a new clutch, go moving only to have both rear end and gearbox trouble before the upper 95 crossing, and that was the end of that. Troy Herbst, driving a Che-Bill Church, going solo this time, came back from serious down time in Robin Tulleners and Dan Noyes ran second in Class 8 for two legs, but Mike McDonnell and Mike Herrick plowed through the soft and CA to move into third in Class 1 at the finish in his Raceco. troubles on the last round dropped their Ford to third in Class 8. sometimes damp desert to a neat third in Class 10 in the tough Raceco. r-------------------------------------------~ 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 21 September 2012 Dusty Times

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nowth/ Potsche, lost a wheel and the damage was not fixable, and Mark McMillin also vanished in California. Tom Koch, who won here last year, had the overall lead at 1:58.21 at the CA fin-ish in his Raceco/Porsche. Dan Cornwell, with power steering woes, was next at 2:00.56 in a Raceco/Porsche he was sharing with Don Robertson, and Jim Stiles, Raceco/Toyota was third another minute back, and about five minutes up on Chuck Sugar/Mike Patrick, Raceco. Here nobody else was close Arizona was quite another story for Class 1, however. Stileslost his motor right off the restart, and Koch blew the engine on the leg also, and only half the field made the first AZ lap. Up front then it was Don Robertson in the Cornwell car, with a good half hour lead on sec-ond running Sugar/Patrick, who were not seen again. Jim Barbeau was another six minutes back in his Raceco, followed in about six min-utes by Kevin Derby, whose Chenowth also vanished on the last leg. Bill Church had his Raceco up to fifth, coming back from a bizarre delay in CA where he had wire wrapped around the hub and spent a half hour unwinding it. Tom and Bob DeNault moved steadily forward in Class 1/2-1600, and they had no Hartmut and Wolfram Klawitter started the defense of their Classs 5 title in convincing problems on their way to second place in the tidy Chenowth. fashion. The brothers led every leg, and finished wfth a four minute lead in their victory. Robertson continued on his swift journey, and ran the last lap without brakes or fifth gear, but he and Cornwell still finished sec-ond overall, about a minute and a half behind Letner. About 50 minutes behind, Jim Barbeau claimed second in Class 1 in a solo drive, fol-lowed in just two minutes by Bill Church, who also drove alone. Parker residents Max Harris and Berkley Rourke slid their Bunderson in fourth, another six minutes down, followed a half hour by Jim Travisin a Porsche powered car maintained by Ron League. Hours back Kirk Kontilis was sixth, and Doc Ingram/Bill Kreitlow were seventh, the final Class 1 finisher. There were 17 starters in Class 8, and most of the drama here played a week or so prior to the race. The older Ford of points champion Robby Gordon was declared illegal because the cab had been moved three inches from stock. Car owner Jim Venable scoured southern California for a suitable truck, and it had to be a Ford. The end result was that Gordon started in a 15 year old street legal Ford, resurrected from the garage it lived in since being rolled by the fellow who bought it some years back from Ron and Greg Kishiyama. Don McCormack, who closes his Parker Chevrolet agency on Saturday so the facility can be used as race headquar-ters, was disqualified from Class 8 for sundry illegal items on his truck. The Ford F-150 of John Randall was put in Class 2, but didn't finish in CA. Dave Wes-then's new GMC was not finished, so he started in an old unit, Steve Kelley's original 1978 GMC. Class 8 shaped up, with one ex-ception, to be the class for those who usually can't beat the highly sponsored cars. It was an impressive bunch of trucks at the start, but four failed to get very far. Walker Evans' new Dodge broke the yoke at the top of Thunder Alley, did a lot of damage and he was towed out. The Dodge Evans built for Steve McEachern lost a drive shaft near the upper 95 crossing, but the crew got that fixed enough so he could finish, tenth. Stan Gilbert was a CA dnf in a Chevy, and Frank Vessels lost the crank in his Chevy and retired near Rice. Meanwhile Dave Shoppe had his Ford out front on the first leg bv three minutes over Robin T ullners/Dan Noyes in a Ford. Michael Schuringa/)eff Bonnet were about 18 minutes back in the Chevy; followed by Park-er's own Dan Beaver and A TV champion Marty Hart, with Sharon Bruso co-driving, started his Class 5 career in grand style, placing a very close second in the swift race. Dusty Times Robbie Hoeft, Ford. Frank and Jim Mancha, Ford, were next, followed by Robby Gordon in his aged Ford. Off the restart Shoppe did a quick 1 :54 to in-crease his lead over Tullen-ers to 23 minutes. Schuringa held third, 12 more minutes down, nine minutes ahead of Beaver, who was followed in ten minutes by Robby Gordon, and Chris Minor was close in sixth spot. Sev-eral of the trucks had pit stops on race time before the last lap, and the stand-ings shuffled a tad. Gordon turned the old Ford over to codriver Russ Wernimont for the last lap and became a. spectator. Dave Shoppe slowed a bit en route to his Class 8 victory, and said he had a good run with no real trouble anywhere, happy with his first win in about a year. Mike Schuringa, a former A TV racer, and Jeff Bonnet brought their Chevy in second, over 40 minutes back. They had the brakes fail and power steer-ing trouble on the last lap, but made it home looking good. Tulleners/ Noyes suf-fered down time in the dark and finished third, about 14 more minutes back, but they were 18 minutes up on the Minors' Chevy. Dan Bea-ver dropped 40 minutes to trouble and ended up fifth, followed by Richard Mann and Bill Howard, Chevy, the first drive by Howard in several years. More Phoe-nix folks, Frank Turben/ George Henry were next in a Chevy, followed in by Gordon/ Wernimont, who had over an hour delay on the last lap. And, Dave Wes-then and Randy Salmont got their antique in ninth in Class 8, as twelve finished the event. There were 31 Class 10 cars on the line, but attri-tion was heavy and started early. Among the contenders out in California were Scott and Kent Pfeiffer and Mike and Brian Church, the lat-ter losing the ring & pinion on Thunder Alley. When the dust cleared at the Cali-fornia finish line, Craig Watkins and Greg Aronson led with a 2: 12.04 in the Raceco/ Toyota. Just over a minute back came Jim and Mike Zupanovich, O.R.E., followed in two minutes by Ed and Levi Beard, with Jack and Scott Irvine, Raceco, less than a minute behind them. And just 21 more seconds down was the Gary and Dick Weyhrich Raceco, and by the way these four teams are all father and son combos. Less than another minute back came Dennis Green/ Mike Herrick, and so it went all the way down the ranks in a very tight race in Class 10. Charging through Arizo-na, Watkins/ Aronson held their lead with a 1 :45.30 Centinued en ,111 30 we would 1,ike ~o eong,a~ula~e SCORE Baja 500 MORE Freedom 250 Gavin Skilton 1st Place Class 6 Timmy & Tommy Craig 1st Place l/2•1600 & Class 12 RPM Racing Clyde Stacey/Thomas & Ramon Fernandez 1st Place 5•1600 Tom Koch 2nd Place Class 10 GUAM smokln' Wheels Joey Chrlsostomo/ Aleander M. 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Starting the new season in fine style, Jack Johnson, with Brent Foes co-driving, led all the way in his Nissan and won Class 4 by over 26 minutes, and placing 10th overall. leg on the first round. Jack and Scott Irvine were up to second, about eight minutes back, followed by Green/ Julson in just eight seconds. The Beard Chaparral was just another minute back, followed in 35 seconds by the Zupanovich O.R.E. This was the tightest race going, but the last lap saw a lot of changes. Neither the lrvines or the Beards finished the race, Ed Beard caught a rock kicked up by a truck he was trying to pass, right in the face, and he went off to the hospital for stitches, while the car went out with rear torsion adjuster breakage. It was therefore no sur-prise to see Craig Watkins and Greg Aronson finish first in Class 10 with their Raceco/T oyota, newly painted in team colors. They did have to work for the victory, and their eleventh overall triumph. Dennis Green and Mike Julson had their J imco close, merely eight minutes back at the checkered flag, and Mike McDonnell and Mike Her-rick were just another seven minutes back, third in their Raceco. Randy and Rick Wilson came out of the pack Home town heros at Parker, Manny and Tuy Joe Esquerra did the job on the small Class 7 field, leading easily in California, winning the class by nearly half an hour in the Ford. Rodney Hall and Jim Fricker herded the aging Dodge heavyweight quickly all the way, and the intrepid pair placed second in Class 4 action. in Arizona to place their Raceco fourth, by just 38 seconds over Jim and Mike Zupanovich who lost 20 minutes on the last lap. The new team of Steve Centurio-ni and Bob Scott were sixth and close in their ORE, fol-lowed in by Greg Hibbs and Norm Schmidt, Jimco. Wen-dell Smith was just a minute ahead of the Weyhrichs, who had Steve Myers/Bret Varcados well behind them. John Ellenburg, who lost a couple of hours in CA, drove his Raceco to 11 th, the final Class 10 finisher. At 65 starters, there were more cars in Class 1-2-1600 than there are in many rac. es. The popularity of this class continues unabated, and they run in such tight packs that the dust scarcely settles between each group on course. At the end of the California loop the 1600s were still tigh'tly bunched. Out front was the O.R.E. of Curt and Lou Farrar at 2: 18.45. Bill Reams was next in an aRC at 2:21.04, fol-lowed by Dan Araujo/Dave Ramirez, Mirage, 2:22.38, Kevin and Brian Smith, Mi-rage, 2:23.24, Joe and Ryan Flinn, 2:23.43, and Steve Schober/Craig Hanlon, Mi-rage, 2:24.00. Also in the hunt after California were 1988 points champions John Marking and Gary Cogbill, who started a few minutes late in the Jimco, having dis-covered a flat tire just pri-or to the start. Their time was 2:24.03, and they were close followed by J.D. Ward/ Gary Johnson, 2:24.58, Jim Dizney, 2:25.15, and Craig Forest, 2:25.21, but none of these three entries covered the first Arizona leg. A few of the other leaders had mechanical troubles but car-ried on later. With two loops of the three done, the Reams took over the lead, with Scott re-placing his dad at the helm and turning fast time on the Arizona route of 1:53.27. With a 1:53.47 lap, Doug Fortin Jr. moved his Che-nowth, now gaily painted in bright orange, into sec-ond, about five minutes back. Fortin had gearbox trouble in California, and started the leg in 12th. Far-rar dropped a little time and to third, another minute back, and Jim Fishback,Jr. zipped his Chenowth from 11 th to fourth trailing by just another 13 seconds. Back just: 31 more seconds came Araujo/Ramirez, and the Smiths trailed them by a minute, but had a two and a half hour disaster on the final lap and finally finished 38th. Another 28 seconds down came Tom and Bob Denault, Chenowth, trailed by over a minute by Mark-ing and Cogbill. It was tight through half the field! Scott Reams drove a quick but not blistering final loop in Arizona and he and his father Bill won the biggest class at the season opening race. Last year they won the season finale in 1600 class as well at the Baia 1000. Tom and Bob Denault also reported no troubles at all on course and they claimed second place, a minute 12 seconds back. John Mark-ing and Gary Cogbill moved into third with a quick final lap of 1:58.25, one minute nine seconds further back. Curt and Lou Farrar nailed fourth, 55 more seconds down, followed in just ten seconds by young Doug For-tin Jr., who said he got lost for a bit on the last loop. The next batch of 1600s, sixth through tenth, were nearly as close. Scott Mc-Millin/Tom Wilson were in sixth in the Chenowth at 6:28.43, just three seconds faster than Dan Araujo/ Dave Ramirez. Next, about two minutes back came Jim Fishback Jr., followed in 50 seconds by former champion Jim Sumners in a brand new Mirage. Clark West and Mi-chael McCrory were a couple more minutes down in tenth in their O:R.E., and it was tight nearly all the way down the ranks of the 39 cars that finished in Class 1-2-1600. A hefty 18 started in Class 5, but five of them did not clear the California finish. We heard that the Porsche bodied creation of LeRoy Van Kirk, a new car, caught fire on Thunder Al-ley, and Mel Vaughan was disqualified for not stopping Wayne lee and Marc Cartwright had a Yine day in the desert in their Short course racers Mario Panagiotopaulos and Bill Swwenson finished Wayne Demonja and Bob Seivert came from Colorado to tackle the desert Chevy S-10, and the team finished third in Class Z a tight rtfth in Class 5-1600 by a mere 34 seconds. and placed their Mazda smartly into third in Class 7 4x4. ~ ~ ... ~)' f", ~ ~ ..... . • ' t,;._ ______ ..:.:,,;.;.;;....:,,.;;.;;.....,.""""=== ..... -~~---------------------.... --------Randy and Rick Wilson moved up through the pack in Arizona, to place Jim and Mike Zupanovich had good luck at Parker for a change, and they Defending points champs John Marking and Gary Cogbill got a late start their Raceco fourth in Class 10at the checkered flag. fixed theirtroubles quickly enough to put the B.R.E. fifth in Class 10. in theJimco, but they came back strong to finish third in the 1600class. 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at the upper 95 road cross-ing. Some of the other po• tential winners had serious down time, some a couple of hours worth, in the rough going on the first loop. The 1988 class champi-ons, Hartmut and Wolfram Klawitter, started out strong enough to lead the first 110 miles in the Jimco built racer. But, only two minutes back was Marty Hart, of A TV fame no doubt, in a simlar Jimco machine. Back another five minutes came Greg Sanden/Larry McCal-lum, while David and Jody Bonner were down another 13 minutes but just a minute ahead of Gary Bates/Don McAfee. Those with troubles dropped more time after the restart, but the Klawitters, with a 1:53.07 first loop were firmly in command. Heading into the final leg, the lead was up to over five minutes on Marty Hart/ Sharon Bruso. The Bonners jumped up to third, now 28 minutes out second, with Bates/McAfee just a minute 44 seconds off their pace. Sanden/McCallum dropped about 20 minutes to trouble and to fifth, while Gene and Sharon Norman ran sixth, followed by Lisa Dickerson/ Scott Cameron, then David Pick and these three fin• ished in those positions. The two leaders kept up the torrid pace with Hart picking up a minute on the Klawitters on the' final leg. But, it wasn't enough. Hart• mut and Wolfram Klawitter started the season right with ·victory in Class 5. Marty Hart/ Sharon Bruso were close, four minutes, 16 sec• onds back, and these two teams were the class of the field. Greg Sanden and Lar• ry McCallum climbed back into third with a quick final lap, some 45 minutes out of second. Another seven min• utes down, Gary Bates/Don Roger Mears and Tony Alvarez came back from early w-oes with a hub to whip their Nissan over the desert and into second place in Class Z McAfee zipped home fourth, about 13 minutes faster than David and Jody Bonner. The field of ten in Class 4 was small for a Parker entry, and Tim Pruett only got to Thunder Alley before rolling his Ford dramatically. Arizo-na. entries didn't fare well. Jim Bell/Walt Laycock took 611z hours to cover the first leg and retired, and John Dyck/ Al Baker had serious shock woes, finished in CA but did not restart. Out front in California, as expected, was Jack John-son with Brent Foes riding in the Nissan racer. Steve Kelley and Ben Metcalf, in a similarly modified Chevy, were in the hunt then, only a minute, ten seconds behind. Hustling hard in his heavy older Dodge, Rod Hall, with Jim Fricker along as always, was third about 12 more minutes back, followed by fellow Dodge drivers Buddy Renoe/Bill Donahoe, and nobody else was in the same hour. After one mile in Arizana, Johnson had a 15 minute lead on Hall. Steve Kelley was in the pits near Graham Well changing a trans, and dropped to sixth. Renoe/Do-nahoe were now third, about an hour behind Hall, while the Jeep J-10 of Larry Mon• roe/Don Yosten moved into fourth, and, from Northern Nevada, Kent Bullock and Bill Kennedy were another 16 minutes back in fifth. Not much changed up front in the dark. Jack John-son Wl)U fer N iSsan with another quick lap, handily. Johnson turned fast lap for the class, 1 :44 .11, on the first AZ loop, about nine minutes quicker than the fastest Class 5 lap! Rod Hall and Jim Fricker boomed in second with the big V -8 powered Dodge, about 36 minutes back. Hall said he had never driven so hard for an entire race, and felt lucky that the Dodge held up to such unusual abuse. Larry Monroe/Don Yosten got the Jeep in third, hours back but just 45 minutes faster than Steve Kelley's Chevy. Bullock and Kennedy hung on to fifth spot, followed in by Dan□ and Grant Randall, Jeep, and Renoe/Donahoe, who lost three hours on the last leg to unknown problems. Class 7 had a big entry of eight, one a reluctant visitor from 7S, Spencer Low. His Nissan was one of several 7S trucks required to change spindle location or cab lo-For the third year in a row Robert Whitted and Carl Haynes paced the race just right, took the Class 5-1600 lead in Arizona and scored the hat trick of class wins at Parker. cation to conform to the new interpretation of the rules this season. Low had no time to change his new truck, so started in Class 7, but soon broke first one, then the other front brake caliper, and retired in Cali-fornia. This class was really a big yawn all the way. After the first loop Man-ny and Tudy Joe Esquerra had an 18 minute lead in the Ford Ranger, and they never looked back. Second here was the Chevy S-10 of Wayne Lee and Marc Cartwright, with over four minutes in hand on Larry and Padi Noel, Ford. Don Rountree/Billy Bunch were another two minutes back in a Chevy, followed by Russ Jones/ Willy Aguirre, but neither of these two com-pleted a lap in Arizona. Heading into the final loop the Esquerras led Lee/ Cartwright my half an hour, but Noel was only three seconds further down, but sadly did not finish the last leg. After surviving hub and ignition troubles, Roger Mears was fourth in his Nis• san, with a 1:47.14 lap. Despite some brake woes, Manny Esquerra sailed Ross Craft and Alan Cook nose over a lump in California, and they ran up front all the way and finished a good second in Class 5-1600. Jack Schlaman and Chris Robinson had the Jeep second, then first in Norm Lester and Dave Ramocinski had trouble in California, but hung Driving an early Class 14, Carl Cook went the distance to finish his Jeep, Class 7 4x4, but dropped to fourth at th checkered flag. tough to move up to seventh in Class9 in the Raceco. a 72, fourth in Combined Class 3/14. Curt and Lou Farrar had a slim lead in California in their D.R.£., but the Doug Fortin Jr. had a few problems on course, enough to drop his Scott McMillin, with Tom Wilson co-driving, took a close sixth in the pair dropped to fourth in Class 1/2-1600 at the Arizona finish line. newly painted Chenowth to fffth in Class 1/2-1600 at the Arizona finish. 1/2-1600, and this round Scott was the only McMillin driver to finish. Dusty Times September 2012 Page 31

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home the winner, holding a 29 minute edge edge on Roger Mears/Tony Alvarez, as Mears did another quick round to gain some points. Wayne Lee/Marc Cartwright took third, another half hour back, but four hours ahead of Hector Ramirez/ Henry Escalera, whose Toy-ota took all but seven min-utes of the time allowance to finish, last overall. A keen herd of 27 5-1600 Bugs started out bravely in California, and all but four covered the rough run. Miss-ing were usual contenders David Anckner/Henry Ar-ras, and having very long legs were other contenders Darrell Smith/Don Kelly and Darren Hardesty/Kres-ton Pons. After 110 rugged miles it was R.C. Jones and Paul Maxey out front at 2:45.16. Only five minutes down Tom and Bobby Neth were next, followed in just 22 seconds by Cameron and Grant Steele. And less than another minute down were Tom Lake/Richard Roberts, about half a minute ahead of Ross Craft/ Alan Cook, and so it went through the ranks. But neither R.C. Jones or Tom Lake were seen again. The Neths lost some time on leg two and did not finish leg 3. It was a new cast of char-acters after one round in Arizona. Last year's winners Robert Whit-ted/Carl Haynes, from nearby Brawley, led by two minutes over Cameron and Grant Steele. Craft/ Cook were four more minutes back in third trailed in six minutes by Dar-ryl and Wayne Cook, and yes, all three Cooks are brothers. About 13 more minutes back Manfred Hove and Mike Molina held sixth Paul and David Simon started the new year just right, they led Class 7 4x4 from flag to flag in the newly painted Ford Ranger, and they won by a hefty 24 minutes total time. the checkered flag. Robert Whitted and Carl Haynes made it a hat trick at Parker by winning their third consecutive 5-1600 ti-tle. They get faster each year too; their time was 7:42 in 1987, 7:26 in 1988, and this year it was 7: 19.17. Slowing some on the last loop Ross Craft and Alan Cook held on in second, about 19 min-utes back. Darryl and Wayne Cook were just six more minutes down in third. Mov-ing up on the last leg, Lee Patten and Ron Wilson slid into fourth, half a minute faster than Mario Panag-iotopaulos/Bill Swenson, who were only two minutes up on George and Gregg Tuttle, and the Steeles sank to seventh. In all a keen 14 finished in the class. Eleven came out in Class 7 4x4, but less than half finished. In his debut as a trucker Jack Ramsay, former overall series champion, was going well in his Jeep Co-manche, but lost the engine in about 50 miles. Gregg Symonds continued to have troubles with his Toyota, as did Sherman Balch/ John Deetz with their Nissan, and they retired early in Arizona with both engine and trans troubles. Heading to Arizona Paul and Dave Simon held the lead in their Ford Ranger by about four and a half Daffen York and Steve Schlachter had a good day in their Ford Ranger, mushing over the rough stuff to finish strong, second in Class 7 4x4. minutes over Jerry McDon-ald/JeffLewis, back in the Chevy S-1O this season. John Swift/Dino Puegeda, Ford, were next, 23 minutes in arrears, and the field was strung out already. Jerry McDonald went out with engine problems after the restart and John Swift also vanished, giving the Simons some cushion. The brothers held their lead af-ter the loop, now increasing it to 46 minutes over Dar-ren York/Steve Schlachter, Ford, who were less than a minute up on Wayne De-monja/Bob Seivert, Maz-da. There were no position changes on the final loop. It was a repeat win for the Si-mon Ford at Parker, and this year the brothers won by 25 minutes. York/Schlachter held second, finishing 21 minutes up on the Demonja Mazda. Bob Sebelius/Mark Johnson were down another 12 minutes in fourth but hours ahead of fifth and last placing Eric Heiden/ Phil Campbell, Ford. The saga of Class 7 S sounds more like a soap opera than a race report. This class also had new rules interpretations, similar to 8 and 7 4x4. Declared ille-gal before the race was the same Toyota raced by Mike Falkosky in 1989, which passed cab location scru-tiny after winning the Ne-by less than a minute. It would be a tight race to Stanly Herzog and George Wagenblast drove their almost new Ford Ramon Castro had the early lead in Class 11, but broke an axle and vada 500. Mike had no time to rebuild, so he borrowed Evan Evans' old Datsun and cruised around the course at a careful pace to finish sixth. Malcolm Vinje/ Mark Hansen had in-stalled the newly legal fuel injection on their Team Toyota, but wqile the system was legal, they had to modify the intake manifold to make it fit alongside the suspension, and, in order to race the Toyota Mark Hansen worked Bronco II steady to finish third in trouble plagued Class 6. ended up seond, behind Jack and Tim Sandbergen. Dan Araujo and Dave Ramirez had a slight delay with a light problem, jim Fishback Jr. had a keeen solo drive in his Chenowth, and he came Greg Sanden and Larry McCallum ran strong, had troubles eany in and it dropped their Mirage to seventh place in Class 1/2-1600. in eighth in the very tight running pack in Class 1.2-1600. Arizona, but came back to finish a fine third in the Class 5 competition. Darryl and Wayne Cook had a good run to third in Class 5-1600, coming Lee Patten and Ron Wilson had a great final Arizona lap, and they zipped After round the clock work to meet new rules interpretations, Malcolm in just six inutes behind brother Alan and Ross Craft in a team finish. home fourth in Class 5-1600 by just half a minute on time. Vinje and Mark Hansen were rewarded wfth 3rd in Class 7S in the Toyota. Page 32 September 2012 Dusty Times

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Scott Douglas and Ted Kendall moved their Ford up to second in Arizona, and the team stayed there to make it a one-two finish for the Rangers. around the clock to install carburetors, legal even with the air cleaners in the cab, hardly a stock location. Tech people sometimes do not have logic on their side. And Mike Lesle, moving to this class with a new Jeep, blew the motor on Thursday, but could not buy or borrow pis-tons to fit,and he became a spectator. However 14 did leave the start in Class 7S, but two failed to return, and trouble started early for some like Willie Valdez who had near-ly five hours on the loop and was out, The new Johnson and Johnson team, Chuck and John that is, made a great debut, as Chuck had the Ford in the lead at the California finish. The Jeep of Jack Schlaman Sr./Chris Robinson was over two min-utes back in second, fol-lowed in over seven minutes by Scott Douglas/Ted Kend-all, and Billy Bunch had his Ford a similar distance back, and nobody else was within half an hour. Bunch didn't go·much farther. After one round in Ari-zona, Schlaman/Robinson snagged the lead by over two minutes from John John-son, who had 13 minutes on Scott Douglas. Malcolm Vinje/Mark Hansen had the Toyota up to fourth, and Dave Turner herded his Mazda into fifth, but failed on the last lap. John Johnson, who con-fessed to one flat tiire, slowed a bit on the final round, but still came in first, as he and Chuck Johnson won 7S by two minutes in the Ford Ranger. It is the third year in a row John has won in a mini truck at Parker! Scott Douglas and Ted Kendall made it 1-2 for Ford, and a surprised Malcolm Vinje greeted third placing Mark Hansen. The Toyota was about 43 minutes behind Douglas, but just five min-utes up on the Schlaman Jeep, that broke a Panhard rod on the last loop. Rob-inson drove the entire dis-tance. J .C. Urias and son came in fifth in a Ford, fol-lowed by the Datsun of Mike and Pat Falkosky, and Terry Lottes/N ick Crouch, Mazda. Class 9, aka Challenger, had a dandy field of 43 cars, but the California rough took out eleven of them, and seven more had troubles and didn't go much farther. At the end of the first loop defending points and Parker champions Nick Gross and Joe Valentine had merely a two second lead on Rich Richardson/ Kevin Perrault in a Jimco. Tom Mattingly was third, about three min-utes back, but fi ve minutes up onJack Millerd/Lance Mears. Another four min-utes down came local boys Don and Jim French in a T-Mag, followed in just 34 seconds by Kent Lothringer/ John Bartolotti who had just 15 seconds on Ray Mc-Clain/Mike Daughlian, who in turn were just a min-ute ahead of Tom Watson/ Jeff Bennett. A half dozen more were close enough to pounce. . Several of the leaders had big troubles early in Ari-zona and dropped well back. Starting the last leg, Gross/ Valentine held their lead in the laPlant, now over 12 minutes up on Richardson and Perrault. Going solo, Tom Mattingly was six more minutes back, still third in his Brut, and seven minutes Rich Richardson and Kevin Peffault ran a very close second until the last leg, but still claimed second place in Class 9 driving the Jimco. Dusty Times Nick Gross and Joe Valentine got a head start on defending theiroverali championship, they led the 43 car Class 9 all three legs, winning by 18 minutess in the laPlant. ahead of fourth running French. Mike Currier and Joel Stankavich moved their Sandhawk from 11 th to fifth, but they failed to fin-ish the last lap, as did sev-eral other contenders. Here Rick Johnson had climbed into sixth in his Hi Jumper, followed hv Rillv Kpn/P:lt Smith and Watson/Bennett, who did not finish. At the checkered flag it was Nick Gross and Joe Val-entine home first, winning the big class and getting a head start in the points race. Their total time was six minutes slower than in 1988, but a flat just three miles from pay dirt slowed the last lap by a bunch. Rich Richardson and Kevin Per-rault also slowed on the last leg, but they were second in class, about 18 minutes back and threatened by hard charging Rick Johnson, who was third, onJy 3Yz minutes later. Vic Evans and John Imbriale were only another five minutes down in their Dirtrix, with Billy Ken/Pat Smith a mere 40 seconds behind them, and they were only one slim second ahead of Don and Jim French as a solid stream of Challeng-ers crossed the finish line, almost nose to tail. In all 17 finished the race, nearly all in good time. much farther. Jerry Daugherty charged into the lead with a 2:20 lap in Arizona in the Class 14. Ben Emerson kept him honest, lurking just four minutes back, but nobody else was close. Banks was 27 minutes back, followed in eight minutes by Horner, who had seven minutes on Cook, and Matt Pike moved his Dodge up just a couple more minutes behind, as Sieman dropped to seventh. Jerry Daugherty and Gary Logan dropped some time on the final dash in the dark, but they won the new combo class handily, by 26 minutes in the winged Chevy. Mike Horner and Brett Wade hung on in sec-ond, finishing about five minutes ahead of Wes Banks and Rick Martinez. Carl Cook was back about 20 minutes in his '72 Jeep, hours ahead of the Emerson Jeep, who was the last class finisher with an over five hour last leg. Of the seven starters in Class 6, four were some mutation of a Chevrolet. Evan Evans had the only new and only current model vehicle, a 1989 Jeep Chero-kee prepared by his dad's Walker Evans Racing. Young Evans led the pack, reports say, until a few miles before the California finish, when either electrical problems in the trick engine man-agement system or engine failure, maybe both, put the new Jeep on the trailer. Steve Russell's newly pai.nt-ed Camaro also failed to fin-ish the first leg. Up front at the Califor-nia finish it was Parker rac-ers Mick Newton and Larry Tunnell in the Chevy Nova, but, their lead was slim. Just eight seconds back was the venerable Saab 96 of Arne Gunnarsson and John John-ston. His new car not fin-ished, Larry Schwacofer had the '57 Chevy back another six minutes, and Stanley Herzog/George Wagenblast had their new Ford Bronco II down 15 more minutes, followed by Dale and Randy Jordan, who had an hour's delay somewhere on the loop in their Chevy El Camino. The Gurinarsson Saab posted :he fastest first Ari-zona leg time, 2:45.16 to take over the lead by about five minutes from Newton. The Herzog Bronco moved into third, over an hour back but also over an hour ahead of both Jordan and Schwacofer. Gunnarsson was first on the road on the last leg, when he missed the course and drove into a box canyon. While attempting to turn around, the Saab was struck Continued en page 34 The combination of Class-es 3 and 14 brought out 16 starters, but four did not cover California. The de-fending points champio -s, Mike Schwellinger/Les Er-ickson had the early lead, but Erickson, who was driv-ing first, suffered a fatal heart seizure near Rice, cast-ing a sad note on the whole event. Details are elsewhere in this issue. Ame Gunnarsson, son of Ame, and John Johnson led Class 6 after two loop but a Rick Sieman and Wes Hol-mes had their Ford Bronco in the lead as they loaded up to trailer to Arizona. Ben Emerson/ Allison Krueger were back about nine min-utes in their Jeep CJ 7, with the Chevy Blazer ofJ erry Daugherty/Gary Logan an-other 11 minutes down but only a minute up on Wes Banks/Nick Martinez in the new Banks CJ 7. Mike Horn-er/Brett Wade trailed by another minute and change in the GMC S-15, and the tight race up front was due in part to big troubles for some of the favorites, like Don Adams, who didn't go September 2012 bad crash in a box canyon dropped their Saab to second at the flag. Page 33

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Jim Sumners unveiled his new single seat Mirage at Parker, and the former champion drove it to ninth among 65 Class 1/2-1600s. Gary Bates and Don McAfee did well in their Class 5 car, survived the Larry Monroe and Donald Yosten suffered some down time, but kept the hazards and grought it in fourth in Class 5 action. Jeep J-10 moving along to capture third place in Class 4. by Newton's Nova and se-verely damaged, as New-ton had followed the dust into the same trap. Newton towed Gunnarsson to the nearest pit, and then went on to win Class 6 by nearly two hours. Mick Newton and Larry Tunnell reported no big troubles, except the time lost helping the Saab to a pit. Amazingly, Arne Gun-narsson and his son Arne placed second in class in the battered Saab, finishing about 11 minutes ahead of Stanley Herzog and George Wagenblast, who were fol-lowed in just two minutes by Dale and Randy Jordan. Lar-ry Schwacofer made it home with ten minutes to spare on the time allowance, in fact all but the winning Nova were running in the twelfth hour at the finish line. Last away, as always were the six Class 11 racers, re-quired to do one each Cali-fornia and Arizona lap for an official finish, and four of them got it handled. Two went missing in California, and one was the ladies team The first round of the combined Class 3/14 action went to the Class 14 Chevy Blazer of Jerry Daugherty and Gary Logan, who had some trouble but won tthe 16 rig class. of Jerrylyn Gardner/Irene Dave Eddington were back Neidiek, reported to have over an hour. rolled their Beetle on Thun-The picture changed in der Alley. Defending points the Arizona rocks. Castro champion Ramon Castro broke an axle and he and was out front by less than Jorge Sanchez had serious ten minutes at the Califor-down time. Jack Zandber-nia finish. Jack and Tim gen, whose only trouble was Zandbergen were tight in a broken throttle cable early second, and only seven min-in the race, and his nephew utes up on Saul Zambrano/ Tim Zandbergen won the Jeff Strait in close Beetle Class 11 honors. Ramon battle. Glenn Bornhoff/ Castro/Jorge Sanchez sal-"',,.,, 0, ,, .,,, vacation rentals available In the exclusive Indian Wells country Club In the sunny Palm ,prings area of southern California. Two or three bedrooms, furn I shed for your complete relaxation, and, if you are a glutton for punishment, play golf on either of two beautiful courses. FYI, wireless internet and long distance phones calls (USA) included. Starting at $4,500 in season (January thru April) or $2,300 per month out of season. Call (760) 345-6124 Page 34 September 2012 Mike Homer and Brett Wade had a fine race in the GMC S-15, and they took second in Class 3/14, also driving a former Class 14 machine. vaged second place about 28 and Jeff Strait were third minutes down. New Class another 16 minutes back, 11 racers Saul Zambrano Parker racers Mick Newton and Larry Tunnell led in Califomia, dropped some time, but came back on the last lap to win Class 6 by hours in their handsome Chevy Nova. OUT OF SIGH OUT OF MIND 111/lfl 1/J Ii/Ill You Know That This venue Is The Best way To Get Your Product In Thei, ~11ees Don't Be Penny Wise And Exposure Poollsh Call lllliJlilDIDG -Again 818·882·0004 Dusty Times

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... They call it Homemade, but it went fast enough for Billy Ken and Pat from northern California, Wes Banks and Rick Martinez drove the new Tom and Steve Martin ran hard all the way, moved into contention late Smith to claim a very close fifth place finish in Class 9. Banks CJ 7 to a very tight third place in the combined Class 3/14. in the race and finished sixth in Class 2 in the Raceco. ~:t-'lf: : ""s .at> .... ~. ... _lo; f . ,. ~ ~·'1-. ·-i;:.,, ..._ _____ .:;_ __ .....,.;.;::...i.;"".,;(~•t-A;.:.",.t;,7•'·,..'<.::a, ,·~ .. _.t~ ... Parker racers Max Harris and Berkley Rourke did well in Class 1, taking Chris and Larry Minor Jr. kept their Chevrolet humming all day, and the The new team of Steve Centurioni and Bob Scott had a few problems their well sponsored Bunderson to fourth in Class 1. second generation racers were fourth in Class 8. but they got the O.R.E. home sixth in Class 10 anyway. nearly an hour ahead of the injuries. The most incred-BornhoffiEddington Beetle. ible factor to this bizarre Including the four Class accident is that spectators at 11 cars, 162 of the 324 start-the California finish, having hours for an even 50 per-tinued to jump on nerf bars ing cars finished within 12 witnessed the accident, con-01151 cent finish rate. There were of finishing cars for a ride to .· & BB some calls at the hospital the pits. from both car and motor-The awards presentation cycle entries, but the only took place Sunday morn-serious injuries we heard ing at Saguaro Chevrolet of were to Conne Sharp. At in beautiful warm and sun-the California finish, the ny weather, where racers fll'O U:0111 .,IUIIW report goes, she was filming checked results and break-.,j , t II ftff.V" for Stuart Chase's Class 2 fasted on delicious Navajo team, and as the car stopped Tacos being made on the for its stub she jumped on spot by local Indian ladies. How Much YOU can Increase Your Business Income? the nerfbar to ride to the The penalties assessed a t pits, but fell off and was Parker are outlined in the run over by the rear wheels. rDRA report elsewhere in After emergency treatment this issue. Finally the off Why Not Start Advertising In Dusty Times in Parker, Miss Sharp was road invasion force drifted air lifted to Phoenix where, out of Parker, with seven at last report she was in weeks in which to fix their Advertising Starts At Only sso-oo Per Month intensive care with possible racers before the SCORE head, neck and abdomen Mojave 250 in March. HDRA From Page 25 There was only one entry in the Class 9 contest, he had four laps to run for his race and he did so in fine style. Derek Dixon covered his four required laps in seven and a half hours and he took home the gold medal for Class 9. There were eight entrants in the Sportsman Unlimited Truck Class, they had four laps to run for their race and five of them made all the required laps. At the end of their first lap it was Brandon Arthur leading the way, Nick lsenhouer ran in the second spot, Eric Ludian was Page 36 running in third place, Jeremy Deakins was fourth and Chris lsenhourer was in fifth place. Keith Minnicks was sixth in and Chris Hughes was in the seventh spot. Ryan McNaughton failed to finish his first lap. Second lap and Brandon Arthur continued to lead the class, Eric Ludian moved up into second place, Nick Isenhouer dropped to third place, Chris Isenhourer moved up into fourth and Keith Minnicks was in fifth place. Jeremy Deakins was in the sixth spot and Chris Hughes was running in seventh place. Call Us At: 818·882·0004 Their third lap ended and Brandon Arthur continued to lead the class, Nick Isenhouer was still running in the second spot, Eric Ludian dropped to third place, Chris lsenhourer re-mained in fourth place and Keith Minnicks held onto the fifth spot. Jeremy Deakins remained in the sixth spot and Chris Hughes remained in the seventh position. Fourth lap, final lap and when the dust cleared it was Brandon Arthur taking a really nice win, Nick lsenhouer took second place honors, Chris Isenhourer took the bronze medal, Keith . Minnicks finished first off the podium and Eric Ludian was ther fifth and final finisher. Jeremy September 2012 Visit our website at Deakins and Chris Hughes failed to complete their final lap. The Sportsman Unlimited Buggy contest wasn't really a con-test. There was only one entry, Nathan Ortiz and he completed all four required laps in good time, he had an average speed of 39.2mph and he had a trouble free run. Last, but not least was the Sportsman Limited Truck fracas, they had four laps to run for their race and only one of them completed the required laps. At the end of their first lap it was Brian Groves in the class lead, Joey Chott ran in second place and Chris Ramey was running in third place. Carey Jones failed to finish his first lap. Second lap ended and Brian Groves continued to lead the class, Chris Ramey ran in the sec-ond spot and Joey Chott was on his trailer. Third lap and there were no position changes. Fourth lap, final lap and when the checkers flew Brian Groves was right there to receive them, Chris Ramey failed to complete his final lap and was scored as a dnf. And so it ended, a long ar-duous race bit there was some fun also. See ya all at the next one, first weekend in October in beautiful, downtown Pahrump, Nevada. Dusty Times

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Bluerlbbon coalltlon, Inc. Recreation Group Cites East Bay Parks For Violation Of Sunshine Laws OAKLAND, CA (Septem-ber 10, 2012)--The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC), a national trail-based recreation group, is concerned about various pub-lic disclosure-related deficien-cies in the East Bay Regional Park District's (EBRPD) cur-rent planning process. BRC filed a comment letter on Sep-tember 8, 2012 with EBRPD highlighting the agency's over-reaching with respect to its jurisdiction into the Carne-gie State Vehicular Recreation Area's plan to expand OHV recreation into the Tesla prop-erty near Tracy, California. BRC also objected to behind-closed-door collaboration be-tween anti-OHV groups such as Save Tesla Park and EBRPD directors and staff to craft a scheme to block legitimate OHV use of the Tesla prop-MORE TRAIL NOTES FromPage7 no sooner coum you say nonn, soutn, east, west .1,.1ncam surrerea a massive rollover and was out of the contest. Things tightened up in the front and at the competition yellow the field was able to catch back up to Currie. Things were pretty tame on the restart, up to the infield right hander by the scoring tower when Matt Cook ( put his ride on its lid. USAC/TORC safety crews in the big Ram Power Wagon series safety trucks were right on the spot to flip Cook back over and he continued on in the race, albeit limping quite a bit. With three to go Currie had opened his lead back up and the fans at Crandon took to watching the great battle going on for 2nd between Lovell and Caddell. As it would be a slight mistake by Lovell would cost him and Caddell pounced, taking 2nd place and leading Lovell to the checkers. Luke Johnson (Traxxas/ AMSOIL/BFG) would rally back from way back early in the race to finish 4th while CJ Greaves (Monster Energy/Toyota/ Maxxis) rounded out the top five. Pro Light Results: 1. Casey Currie 2. Andrew Caddell 3. Brad Lovell 4. Luke Johnson 5. CJ Greaves 6. Nick Baumgartner 7. Justin Smith 8. Ross Hoek 9. Doug Mittag 10. Eric Ruppel 11. Bradley Morris 12. Josh Hintz 13. Mark Oberg 14. Matt Cook 15. Randy Eller 16. Jason Janusz 17. Keegan Kincaid 18. Shawn Morris PRO Buggy The wildest finish of the race weekend at Crandon had to go the guys in the TORC PRO Buggy class. World Champion Bob Klaus would end up sweeping the weekend's races, but the battle for 2nd between Aaron Hawley and Andy Zipperer (Loctite/Warn) went right to the tap with Hawley winning by a knobby! "Within an inch " said Zipperer of the finish. Fourteen-year-old Mitchell DeJong (Tr~as/ BFG) went to the head of the class, er, front of the field off the start. But charging up onto DeJong was Klaus, who took the lead back at the end of the first lap. Instead of separating from the rest of the pack, Klaus and DeJong had company up front with John Frana (Frana Group/RCV Performance) and Hawley. And it was about this time that DeJong's engine started to sputter a bit - something that'd plague 2012 Traxxas TORC Series PRO Buggy champion the rest of the contest. At the competition yellow Frana and DeJong jockeyed for 2nd place with DeJong, engine-a-misfiring, limping over the finish in 2nd at the halfway point. But that's as good as things would get for the champ. Two laps into the second half of the race Hawley and Zipperer would get past Frana while Klaus extended his lead to three seconds over DeJong. On the last lap, with DeJong now in their rearview mirrors, Zipperer would bust past Hawley on the high speed Skybox Jump and into 2nd place. Then in a bit of poetic justice, Hawley got past Zipperer on the final turn - something Zipperer did to win a race earlier this year -and just nicked Zipperer at the checkers. "This is only the second time I've raced here in the last five years," admitted Hawley. "We had a good 4th place finish here yesterday and finished up the weekend with a podium today~ Lot of good friends here to it was a great weekend at Crandon for us. The win for World Champion Bob Klaus was his second of the weekend, having won Saturday's race as well. "I'll tell you what ... this is the first weekend all year that our car ran well. 'Untouchable' in my book. We haven't won two in a row, ever." Pro Buggy Results: 1. Bob Klaus 2. Aaron Hawley 3. Andy Zipperer 4. John Frana 5. Scott Schwalbe 6. JR Wheeler 7. Mitchell DeJong 8. Chris Haenlein 9. Bryan Bernloehr 10. Tom Schwartzburg 11. Jack Haenlein Up next ... Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, Lancaster, Calif., Sept. 29-30. Media contact: Pat Schutte, HPPR, WEDDLE x CENTERFORCE 9" HIGH PERFORMANCE OFF-ROAD CLUTCH KITS - Weddle and Centerforce have teamed up to introduce the most advanced high-performance off-road clutch available. 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The Tesla property purchased in the late 1990s using OHV Trust Fund monies was approved by the legislature for future OHV use. Don Amador, Western Rep-resentative for the BlueRib-bon Coalition, states, "There appears to be inappropriate contact and undue influence between a selected public and EBRPD during creation of the 2007 Master Plan Map and the current planning process. Infor-mation obtained from our pub-lic records act request shows a number of secret tours conduct-ed in 2007 and 2012 by environ-mental groups and EBRPD staff to devise a plan to ban OHV rec-reation on the Tesla property." "The 2007 Survey on Public Opinions and Attitudes on Outdoor Recreation in Cali-fornia (SPOA) stated OHV recreation is a popular activ-ity on park lands. 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Act(s). negotiated with ~~ and GRAND-AM on behalf of Continental Tire to secure benef1c1al partnerships with each, and has continued to manage all aspects of the program's execution along with property relationships. "We believe that a proactive approach is the most effective and efficient way to approach sponsorship investments, and Continental Tire has experienced the benefits of that approach," said Garret Mudd, Act(s) founder and chief opportunity officer. "We evaluated a wide-variety of properties on behalf of Continental Tire before engaging in complimentary partnerships with MLS and NASCAR for an involvement with GRAND-AM. Each of these deals brings unique aspects to Continental's overall sponsorship program and we are excited to continue to work with Continei:tal Tire to enhance their overall marketing efforts." In a deal that began m 2010, Act(s) negotiated a partnership which saw Continental Tire become the official tire and exclusive supplier to the GRAND-AM Series. In additionto their role as the tire supplier to the Rolex Sports Car Series, Continental Tire became the title sponsor of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series, a road racing series for production-bas~d sports cars. Continental Tire receives a variety of broadcast and on-site exposure elements along with hospitality. Additionally, Continental Tire has also leveraged the program to provide consumers and dealers exclusive VIP experiences such as a two-seat Daytona Prototype (DP) race car that provides hot lap rides with professional drivers at selected venues. That same year, Act(s) directed the brand's entry into the North American soccer landscape as Continental Tire was named the official tire of MLS and all 18 (now 19) MLS clubs. In addition to category exclusively across all league and team assets, the agreement delivers a program that provides visibility for Continental T~re at ~ll ~LS-~ames and associated television broadcasts, as well as on-site act1vat1on, tickets and hospitality throughout regular and post-season games in both the U.S. and Canada. "As much as we love to see the Continental Tire brand on site during events and on TV during MLS matches and GRAND-AM races, our sponsorship isn't about making u_s feel goodJ it's a?out the overall impact that it has on consumers and tire dealers, explamed Roffler. "We constantly evaluate our parmerships based on the criteria and metrics Act(s) helped us establish up front. Because we knew exactly what we were going to measure, and how we were going to measure it, we can clearly tell that our involvement with both MLS and GRAND-AM are delivering an exceptional return on our current investments." Currently in the third year of their partnership with GRAND-AM, Continental Tire has seen a 25% increase in unaided brand awareness within the GRAND-AM audience which has translated into direct tire sales with a similar increase in Continental Tire's market share within the GRAND-AM fan base. Similarly, in just over two years of the partnership with MLS, Continental Tire has directly engaged more than 30 000 MLS fans and realized a dramatic shift in the perception of the br~nd among the MLS audience which has generated new Continental Tire consumers. September 2012 and 12.5% for day hiking on trails," Amador continues. "As EBRPD launches its public meetings this week throughout the East Bay Area, they should be asked why they are working with a select stakeholder group behind-closed-doors to ban what studies have shown to be one of the most popular forms of recreation on public lands? They should also be asked why they have not provided a single acre for OHV recreation on their lands in the last 20-30 years?" Amador concludes. Recreation Groups File Suit To Stop Illegal Wilderness BOISE, ID (August 30, 2012)--Two leading Idaho-based recre-ation organizations have sued the United States Forest Service, challenging the Clearwater Na-tional Forest's decision to im-pose the same public use restric-tions on areas they have recom-mended for possible Wilderness classification as one would find in lands actually designated by Congress. The Forest recently issued a new Travel Plan limiting motorized and mountain bike access to designated trails and areas. Motorized vehicles and mountain bikes are prohibited uses in the 1964 Wilderness Act, and this prohibition is in effect in the vast majority of designated Wilderness areas ever since, now about 110 million acres nation-wide. However, these uses have previously been allowed in areas recommended for Wilderness designation unless they were proven to negatively affect future Wilderness qualification. The new Travel Plan changes that, imposing the same prohibitions on motorized and mechanized transport in areas the Forest con-siders Wilderness candidates, as are found in formal Wilderness, such as Idaho's Selway-Bitterroot and Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness areas. "Only Congress can desig-nate Wilderness," noted Sandra Mitchell, Public Lands Director of the Idaho State Snowmobile Association, the lead plaintiff. "For many years we have heard rumors the Northern Region was going to start illegally limit-ing their management options in potential Wilderness areas, effectively creating a new system of administratively designated Wilderness. In the Clearwa-ter Travel Plan they have fol-lowed through on that vision. We cannot stand idly by and watch them change the long-established system for managing these treasured lands," Mitchell concluded. "The Northern Region' s guidance to its National For-ests contradicts not only the law but the reality of modern-day Wilderness," added Brian Hawthorne, Public Lands Policy Director of the BlueRibbon Co-alition, a co-plaintiff in the suit. C1ntinu1d an p111 38 Page 37 ......

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