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Volume 30 - Number 3 March 2013 Jean Calvi" Editor John Calvin Associate Editor Judy Smith Editorial Assistant Bekki Wikel Controller John Calvin Marketing Pat Caplan Circulation Vance Scott Contributors J. Preston Bradshaw Jim Culp Homer Eubanks Martin Holmes Rod Koch Roger Lohrman Byrle Moore Steve Ruddick Maurice Selden Tony Tellier Trackside Photo Art Director Larry Worsham Subscription Rates: $25.00 per year, 12 issues, USA, Foreign Subscription rates on request. Contributions: DUSTY :flMES 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, p~epaid_-DUSTY TIMES assumes no liability for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject to editing. DUSTY TIMES: (ISSN 8750-f732) is published monthly by Hillside Racing Corp, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311, (818) 882-0004 with additional Dusty Times, LLC offices at 415 N. Higgins Avenue, Suite lA, Missoula, MT 59802. Copyright by Hillside Racing Corp. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Periodical Postage paid at Chatsworili, CA 91311 and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address change to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Four weeks notice is required for change of address. Please furnish both old and new address, and send to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311 SNAPSHO r.4IONTH ••• The Leightons running hard at the SCORE Parker 400 in 1983. 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 SNORE BEEHIVE Battle At Primm by J Pres.ton Bradshaw ..................... 8 2013 Swedish Rally by Martin Holmes .................................................... 18 Lucas Regional At Glen Helen by Roger Lohrman ................................. 22 Short Course History by Homer Eubanks ............................................... 26 1991 SCORE Parker 400 by Judy Smith ................................................. 28 DEPARTMENTS Happenings ............................................................................................ 5 Trail Notes .............................................................................................. 6 Blue Ribbon Coalition ......................................................................... 36 Good Stuff Directory ........................................................................... 38 Classified Ads ....................................................................................... 42 Index To Advertisers ............................................................................. 42 Read this issue online at Login: Subscriber Password: ILoveDT ON THE COVER Justin Davis won the Unlimited Truck class at the SNORE Primm event as well as being the overall winner of the event. Trackside Photo Randy Minnier was the big winner in the Pro Buggy/Desert Buggy action, Randy beat 14 other cars to get his award. Trackside Photo Visit Our W ebsite at I] F. duson Facebook Sud-4,e,z,td-e '70/:UUI to-DUSTY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! □ 1 year . -$25.00 □ 2 years -$40.Q0 □ 3 years -$55.00 (to subscribe online go to □ NEW □ RENEWAL Name Address----'------------Primary· Interest Cars D Trucks D MotorcyclesD Send check or money order to: DUSTY TIMES 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311 Canadian - 1 year $30.00 US • Overseas subscription rates upon request Dusty Times March 2013 Page 3

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2013 Happenings ... lOK FoUR WHEELERS P.O. Box36 CLEVES, OHIO 45002 <4x4 forever.erg> (All ~ents staged at the club grounds in Clelle5. Ohio) 4x4 FOREVER, LTD. 1665 DEIAWARE ST. 0sHKOSH, WI 54901 AMERICAN RALLY SPORT GROUP, INc. 3650 SolJfH POINTE CIRCLE, Sum 205 LAUGHLIN, NV 89208 (702) 298-8171/FAX: (702) 521-0597 <webl.userinstinct.conv'27141325-ameri-can-rally-sport-group.htm. E Mail: AMERICAN TllIALs ASSOCIATION AMA Observed Trials Southern California Championship Series BILL MARKuM, 2010 i>REsIDENT (909) 860-1857 24 HR HOTLINE, 2010 (714) 562-7742 E MAIL: BMARK909@AOL.COM <> AsOCIACION EsTATAL DE AUTOMOVILISMO SAM WELL, TECH INSPECTOR APTo 42 SAN Josf: DEL CABO BAJA CALIFORNIA DEL SUR. MEXICO AusTRALIAN OFF RoAD CHAMPIONSHIP DARRYL SMITH 19 SoMERS ST. CAsHMERE, QUEENSLAND, 4500, AUSTRALIA DUSTY TIMES AUTOCROSS QUEBEC OFF ROAD Cl.Ass 10 CARS ONLY RENALD VAILLANCOURT 3069 DAGENAIS WEST LAvAL QuEsEc, CANADA H7P 1n (450) 622-4440 <www.autocrossquebec.conv'pages/ indexpag.html> BAJA CUP CHALLENGE BAJA PRomucK OFF RoAD RAcE SERIES 14402 BOND CoURT EL CAJON, CA 92021 619-390-6252 The Pronuck schedule for 2012 will consist of both the SCORE and Best In The Desert races. BARONA SAND DRAG ASSN. P.O. Box 1521 UKESIDE, CA 92040 All Races Are Night Races All Races At Barona Racewa1, Lakeside, CA BBM MARKETING PROMOTIONS Off Road Short Course Racing & Special Event Marketing NORCO, CA 92860 e-mail (909) 815-5811 BEST IN THE DESERT 3475 BoULDER HIGHWAY LAs VEGAS, NV 89121 702-457-577 5/FAX: 702-641-2431 <> March 21-23, 2013 General Tire Mint "400" "The Great American Off-Road Race" Car/fruck & Utv Points Only - No Pre-Fun Run Las Vegas, NV April 5-7, 2013 Motion Pro Nevada "200" Trail Ride (Non-Competitive Event) "An Epic Off-Road Adventure" Mc Only / Trail Ride Event• No Points• Call For Invitations Caliente, NV May 3-5, 2013 Canidae Tap It Silver State "300" "The American Adventure Continues" Points For All Classes - Pre-Fun Run April 20, 21, 2013 August 15-7, 2013 General Tire "Vegas To Reno" (Race On Friday) "The Longest Off-Road Race In The United States" Points For All Classes - No Pre-Fun Run October 11-13, 2013 Bluewater Desert Challenge (2-Day Race / Race In Parker, Az) Dusty Times "The American Challenge Cantinues" Car/fruck & Utv Points Only - No Pre-Fun Run December 6-8, 2013 Henderson "250" ;:A Classic Off-Road Race" Points For All Classes - No Pre-Fun Run Henderson,- NV BORR BoNNEVILLE OFF ROAD RACING Allen Gerber 801-380-9011 - after 5pm please Febuary 23, 2013 Nitro Endure Challenge Mesquite, NV Spring 2013 Short Course Event Miller Motorsports Park May3,2013 Dual points with SageRiders Side x side and ATV will have separate course NOT on bike course Little Sahara,UT Summer2013 Short Course Event Miller Motorsports Park July 6, 2013 tentative date EnduroX Heber, UT August 1 7, 2013 tentative date Endure X Riverton, UT Fall 2013 Bonneville Off Road Racing Wendover. UT Fall 2013 Sage Riders Page,AZ BP MoTORSPORTS P.O. Box411 WOODLAND HILLS, CA 91365 760-578-6258/760-578-6259 FAX: 818-348-4648 E-Mail: March 2013 All Events At California Cicy, CA BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY R.R.3 BRIGHTON, ONTARIO, CANADA. KOK-lH0 (613) 475-1102/FAX (613) 475-3250 CAJOR CLUB AUTOMOVILISTA }UARENSE DE CHAMPIONSHIP OFF-ROAD RACING 7210 GATEWAY EAST EL PASO, TX 79915 (915) 593-4848 RALPH GARCIA 0ll-52-16-17-45-42 CESAR FUENTES CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES <> May 4, 2013 High Desert Trails Rally Ridgecrest, CA June 7-9, 2013 • Idaho Rally Boise, ID July 20, 2013 Mendocino Rally Ukiah,CA August 24, 2013 Gorman Ridge Rally Frazier Park, CA October 4-5, , 2013 Prescott Rally, Prescott, AZ CANNING ATTRACTIONS P.O. Box400 MAYWOOD, CA 90270 (323) 560-SHOW CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA RAcING AssocIATION P.O. Box645 PIERRE, SD 57 501 DAVE AoAMs (PILOTS AND BAJAS) (605) 224-9481 DoN ENGLEMAN (BIKES) (605) 224-4967 CHAMPLAIN VALLEY RACING AssOCIATION C.J. RICHARDS P.O. Box332 FAIR HAVEN, VT 05743 Centinud on p111 6 Pages

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Trail Notes ... TOYO TIRES® PARTNERS WITH STADIUM SUPER TRUCKS,,. -CYPRESS, CA - Toyo Tire U.S.A Corp is proud to announce its partnership with Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD's Stadium SUPER Trucks™ (SST), becoming the first tire manufacturer to sign for the 2013 inaugural season of thrilling, stadium-style off-road racing. Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD's Stadium SUPER Trucks is a new breed of off-road featuring live motorsports, bringing back what was once the concept of legendary racer Mickey Thompson. Robby Gordon's new concept of Stadium racing involves high-powered off-road trucks racing on challenging dirt. tracks consisting of huge jumps, crossovers, and tight corners. The 2013 season will be comprised of 12 heart-pounding events providing action in the greatest venues across North America. Toyo Tires® will have multiple Stadium SUPER Trucks equipped with its popular Open Country M/T® including that of No. 7 Robby Gordon. Toyo Tires first partnered with Gordon in 2006 and have maintained a winning relationship ever since. Gordon has delivered multiple championships, wins and podium finishes for the Toyo Tires brand. Accomplishments include the 2012 Best in the Desert Class 1500 Champion and Best in the Desert Grand Champion, 2009 SCORE Overall Point Champion and SCORE Trophy-Truck Champion, Overall 2006 Baja 1000 Winner and many Dakar Rally Stage wins. Additional drivers representing Toyo Tires series will be announced at a later date. Toyo Tires will also be the presenting tire sponsor at two televised events including the Season Opener at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ on April 6. "To have Toyo Tires come on board as the first tire manufacturer for Stadium SUPER Trucks Series is a big deal," said Series President Robby Gordon. "I've had a great relationship with Toyo Tires over my racing career and I think it's great for them to join our series and understand my vision for the future of off-road racing. I'm thankful and excited to start providing some great events for fans to enjoy. Robby Gordon's new Stadium SUPER Truck series will take off-road racing to the next level, introducing the sport to a new and larger audience both in stadiums across North America and on NBC television," said Amy Coleman, senior director of marketing, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. "We look forward to being a part of the excitement and competition while showcasing the quality and performance of our tires on super trucks driven by the world's best off-road racers."All 12 SST events in 2013 will be televised via tape delay on NBC networks, seven on NBC and five on NBC Sports. Check local listings for channels and times.Venues include the University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, AZ), Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Long Beach, CA), Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, CA), Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego, CA), Edward Jones Dome (St. Louis, MO), Soldier Field (Chicago, IL), The Georgia Dome (Atlanta, GA), Cowboys Stadium (Dallas/ Arlington, EX), Metro Dome (Minneapolis, MN), Sam Boyd Stadium (Las Vegas, NV), and one to-be-named international event.Keep up with the latest news and results on Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD's Stadium SUPER Trucks Series at and SSuperTrucks. Visit for more information including where to purchase tickets for the 2013 season. HIGGINS AND DREW CLAIM FIRST RALLY IN THE 100 ACRE Wooo VICTORY -'--The sudden arrival of winter ice and snow conditions could not prevent Subaru Rally Team USA's David Higgins and Craig Drew from winning the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood held on February 22-23rd in Salem, Missouri. The hard fought victory gave Higgins his first 100 Acre Wood Rally victory in three attempts at one of the more slippery events in recent memory. On the first day Higgins and Drew fell behind early to Hoonigan Racing's Ken Block and Alex Gelsomino and to Rockstar Energy Drink Rally Team's Antoine L'Estage and Nathalie Richard until a fateful stage 6, the first nighttime stage. Block suffered frontend damage and L'Estage retired from the event with overheating issues that left Higgins with the overall lead. It was a disappointing withdrawal for L'Estage who hoped to build on his Championship points lead after winning the Michigan based Sno*Drift Rally in late January. Block rejoined the event at the beginning of the second day using Super Rally rules, which allows a team to reenter with time penalties, only to retire again from the event with an electrical throttle problem on stage 10. Block h~ld a psychological advantage having previously won six 100 Acre Wood Rallys -the most by any Rally America driver. Higgins then commanded a six minute lead over Joseph Burk and Alex Kihurani in second place and Lauchlin O'Sullivan and Scott Putnam in third place. Higgins won 9 of the last 10 stages of the day towards. his overall victory. "This is one rally we haven't won before and to win it now is a great feeling especially the way things happened," said Higgins, "Our victory appeared not to be close, but giving the difficulty of the rally and the conditions that margin could have disappeared in an instance." Higgins is the reigning 2012 Rally America National Championship. With this win Higgins assumes the Championship lead on route to defending his title. Joseph Burke and Alex Kihurani strategically piloted their 2006 Mitsubishi EVO IX to second place for their first Rally in the 100 Acre Wood podium . . Burke last competed in September 2012 when he severely rolled his car and had to rebuild in the offseason. The new rally car kept pace with the top of the field even when his car experienced electrical problems. Lauchlin O'Sullivan and Scott Putnam also put a newly minted Super Production (SP) Class 2008 Subaru WRX STI through the paces and were extremely pleased to not only take third overall, but to win the SP Class. O'Sullivan and Putnam are the 2012 Super Production Champions and returned this season at 100 Acre Wood to defend their title after missing the first event of the year. "For the maiden voyage of this car it is was pretty much infallible," said O'Sullivan, "I know two of the top guys didn't finish to make this happen, but we will take it. Page& (802) 265-8618 CLAIRTON HI-JACKERS l.C.O. TOM DELAUDER SR 1091 TWP. LINE ROAD WELI.SVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 Short Course off Road Racing At Har-rison County Fair Grounds. Cadiz. OH Cum AUTOMOVILISTICA . SAN QUINTIN CALLE 6TA FRACC Co. DE SAN QUINTIN SAN QUINTIN, BC, MEXICO HERACLIO PATINO (011 52 616-5-22-07) Cum AUToMOVILISTico SAN VICENTE San Vicente Off Road ENSENADA, BC, MEXICO USA JAN WRIGHT (011 52 61746834) RAM6N CASTRO & RUBEN ACEVEDO (616_37/7 0034) CMC CONTINENTAL MoTOSPORT Cum P.O. Box 3187 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690-3178 Fax: (714) 367-1608 CODE OFF ROAD MADERO 621-A ZONA CENTRO MEXICALI, BAJA CALIFORNIA 21100 011-52-686-553-4087 USA 686-553-4087 MEXICO <> E Mail: April 12-14, 2013 VW Autopartes Escomex Mexicali, B.C., MX May 17-19, 2013 Racing For Boobies (All Girls Non Points Race) Mexicali ,B.C., MX July 26-28, 2013 Viejas Casino Gran Prix Tecate, B.C., MX September. 27-29, 2013 Mexicana Logistics 300 Mexicali, B.C., MX Nov.29-December 1, 2013 Race Ready 275 Mexicali-San Felipe, B.C., MX COLORADO HILL CLIMB ASSOCIATION BARB V AHSHOLTZ, PRESIDENT (719) 531-3642 W/(719)687-9827 H P.O Box8286 CoLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80933 (719) 653-8449 COLORADO OFF ROAD EXTREME 303-956-3600 CORP P.O. Box392 CALEXICO, CA 92232 HECTOR CERECER 011-52-65-66-4458 CORR SERIES 270 NEWPORT CENTER DR., Sum 100 NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660 866-501-CORR CORVA 1500 WEST EL CAMINO, SUITE 352 SACRAMENTO, CA 95833 1-800-42 CORVA EXT 42 Fax (818) 957-4435 CuaTLEDucs OFF Ro.w SwAP MEET PRESENTED BY CURT LEDuc's CALIFORNIA PRE FUN D&T PROMOTIONS DAVE VAN DEREN 2405 BAKER AVE. EVERETT, WA 98201 (206) 339-9079 (All e11ents at Hannigan race track, Bellingham, WA or Thurston Counc-, ORV Park, OL,mpia, WA) DAKAR RALLY DARREN SKILTON BAJA AUTOMOTIVE ADVENTURES 455 E. OCEAN BLVD., SUITE 208 LoNG BEACH, CA 90802 (562) 755-2278/FAX: (562) 590-7925 <> DECATUR Foua WHEEL DRIVE Cum DECATUR, TX 76234 ToMALLEN (800) 662-3649/(214) 641-2090 DESERT STEEL MoTORSPORTS March 2013 1863 COMMANDER DRIVE LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ 86403 (928) 855-2208 EAsn:RN (m,..RoAD RACING AssN. TOM DELAUDER, SR. 1091 TOWNSHIP LINE ROAD WELI.SVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 ENSFNADA BAJA Oft, RoAD RACING Av. REFORMA 1136 ENSADA,BC,MX 011-52-646-1818989 Eus10 011-52-646-1715230 AARON Races fur bugg:is & Motorcycles EsTERO BEACH INTERNATIONAL Short Course Racing VICTORIA GALINDO ENSENADA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO 011-52-646-176-6230 EDR EXTREME DESERT RACING P.O. Box 91615 AuSTIN,TX 78709 (512) 848-4344 /E FAX (1512) 687-5310 Car Truck Series Bike Quad Series FORDA FLORIDA OFF RoAO DRIVER'S ASSOCIATION JASON LEIBIN (727) 376-4176 Mar, Apr, Ma,, Noo at Davidson RacewaJ GENERAL TIRE TROPHYLITE SERIES DRIVE RACING ORGANIZATION 760-352-6020 Las Vegas, NV GLEN HELEN BAJA CUP CHALLENGE SERIES POBox6950 SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92412 PHONE: (909) 384-9343 GORRA_ GEORGIA OFF RoAD RACING ASSOCIATION . 420 HOSEA ROAD LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30245 (404) 963-0252 GPORRA GREAT PLANES OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION TIM HODGE (402) 991-6048 Scarr MORROW (816) 792-2126 (AU races are short course, stadium sc-,le Classes, 2010 Sportsman, 1/2-1600, 5-1600, Sport Truck, Quads, Tough Truck Nebraska RacewaJ Park, Exit 420 on 1-80 between Omaha and Uncoln.) For latest info check <> HORA HIGH DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION 4498 VERDICCIO AVE. LAs VEGAS NV 89141-4243 (702) 407-3059 (888) 207-0969 Fax April 5-7, 2013 HDRA250 Ridgecrest, <;;A July 12-14, 2013 Reno 500 Reno, NV September 27-29, 2015 Laughlin Desert Challenge 2 Day Event Laughlin,NV HIGH PLAINS OFF ROAD RACING 2000 W. QUINCY AVENUE #B ENGLEWOOD, CO 80110 303-806-8062/303-781-0974 fax INTERNATIONAL lcE RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 8105 ST. PAUL, MN 55108 STEVE BEDDOR (612) 937-3816/Fax 474-2769 INTER-SHOWS MoTORSPORTS PROMOTIONS, INc. P.O. Box 2910 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690 (949) 582-2371 ]EEPSPEED 1826 N. WINDES ORANGE, CA 92869 714-538-7434/ fax 714-633-1724 March 21-23, 2013 BlTD General Tire Mint 400 Las Vegas, NV May 3-5, 2013 BlTD Canidae Tap It Silver State 300 Nevada August 15-17, 2013 BITD General Tire Vegas to Reno Las Vegas, NV October 11-13, 2013 BITD Bluewater Desert Challenge Parker, AZ December 6-8, 2013 BITD Henderson 250 Jeepspeed Finals Henderson, NV KAMI.oops OFF RoAi> RACING Whispering Pines Sports & Recreation Center l<AMLOOPS, BC, CANADA Mike Strange (250) 573-4003 LAS VEGAS SANDSPORTS & OFFROAD EXPO (626} 961-3782 <> <> L.I.T.R.E. JEFF ELROD (408) 926-0522 JIMARUTA (408) 247-4402 LOORRS LUCAS OIL OFF ROAD RACING SERIES <> April 19-21, 2013 Speedworld Off Road park Surprise, AZ May 17-19, 2013 Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park Lake Elsinore, CA June 21-23, 2013 Miller Motorsports Park Tooele, UT July 26-28, 2013 Night Race Glen Helen Raceway San Bernardino, CA August 23-25, 2013 Wild West Motorsports Park Sparks, NV September 19-21, 2013 Night Race Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas, NV October 25-26, 2013 Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park Lake Elsinore, CA MAMARRITA OFF ROAD RACING LUIS CARLOS AlVAREZO PANAMERICANA AVE #5105 Co. JuAREZ, CHIH., MX 011-52-1637-1799 MICHIGAN BUGGY BUILDERS Dune Buggy Trade Show (517) 543-7214 <> MICHIGAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS M.T.B. Enterprises Inc. 15529 JONES ROAD GRAND LEDGE, ML 48837 (517) 627-6200 Motorcycles, Quads, ATVs and Pilots only MAORA Mm-AMERICA OFF ROAD ASSOCIATION P.O. Box664 GREENUP, IL 62428 (217) 962-1318 E-MAIL: <www.maor;> MICHIGAN SPORT BUGGY AssOCIA.TION DAVE BARRET 6363 NIGHTINGALE DR. FLINT, ML 48506 (810) 730-9221 M.O.R.E. MOJAVE OFF ROAD RACING ENTHUSIASTS P.O. Box 1231 BARSTOW, CA 92312 760-253-4453 < May 18, 2013 Lucerne 500Lucerne, CA July 20, 2013 Freedom250 Night Race Dusty Times

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L Barstow, CA September 7, 2013 Chili cook off 300 Night Race Lucerne, CA October 5, 2013 Race for the Cure Powder Puff Barstow, CA December 7, 2013 Holiday 200 Toys for Tots Race Barstow, CA MORR TRAXXAS TORC SERIES PRESENTED BY AMSOIL June 15-16, 2013 Bark River Intl. Raceway Mark River, Ml June 29-30, 2013 Crandon Intl. Raceway Crandon, WI July 6-7, 2013 Langlade Co. Fairgrounds Antigo, WI July 19-20, 2013 Chicagoland Speedway Joliet, IL August 10-11, 2013 · RedBudMX Buchanan, Ml August 31-September 1, 2013 Crandon Intl. Raceway Crandon, WI MoroWF.ST WINTER TRw.s SERIES BILL MARKHAM (909) 860-1857 <> AU events at Pem.s Racewa1 (At Reed Valley with a school) NATIONAL Muo RACING AssN. RT. #l, 2010 Box 380 DAVE OR MARLENE RYAN PALATKA, FL 32177 (904) 325-5422 NATIONAL TuFF TRUCK ASSN. Butch Chapin Motorsports Promo-tions 1404 EAsT 3RD STREET HAsnNGs, MN 55033-1415 (612) 437-2459 NOORA NORTHERN Omo OFF RoAD· RACING ASSN. GARY WULFF (724) 283-2678 E-MAIL <> Buggies, Pilot/Odysseys, Trucks, Quads (Spring Valley Race~. on route 518, 20 minutes SW of Lisbon, OH) (Thunder Valle:i located 15 minutes from Spring Valley) NORRA NATIONAL OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION (661) 262-7171 <> April 27-May 1, 2013 Mexican 1000 Mexicali, BC, MX OFFRoADExPo SPIN COMMUNICATIONS (415) 380-3890 OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION Volunteered Series PRESIDENT, 2010 GEOFF LEE 1243 TRICE ROAD LEBANON, TN 37087 (615) 453-5830 CLASS REP., 2010 1/2-1600 BRUCE MEYERS (865) 453-1005 CLASS REP., 2010 9 & UNLTD. MICHAEL MOORE (334) 271-7035 OUTIAW REP. DoN PONDER (314) 631-8190 (All Races at Wheeling in the Count, 900 Acres) Omo OFF RoADERS INc. 1427 GOSHEN Hws RoAD S.E. NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO 44663 JIM KENDEL (216) 339-4674 All races held-at Hamson County Fairgrounds. Cadiz, Ohio ONTARIO OFF ROAD RACERS AssOCIATION RICK T!CHBOURNE, PuBLIC RELATIONS (519)-681-41~2(H)/(519) 457-2913(W) Dusty Times OUTLAW DESERT RACING LLC. ALBUQUERQUE NEW MEXICO <> (505) 974-9226 AH ~-UIV-Moto-A1V-Troplryl<art May 4-6, 2013 Cinco De Baja August 16-17, 2013 De La Muertas 100 OUTLA w SEVEN PICKUP 9269 UMMELMAN ST. Louis, MO 63123 (314) 631-8140/Fax: ((314) 631-1921 PACE MOTOR SPORTS U.S. Off Road Championship 495 N. COMMONS DRIVE AURORA, IL 60504 (630) 566-6100 <> PENNsn v ANIA SHORT CoURSE RACING SMITHTON HOLE RACEWAY 313 SKYLINE DRIVE SMITHTON, PA. 15479 MIKE GEISER 330-683-6263 Short Course Offroad Racing AU Races At Smithton Hole Racewa1 PIKES PEAK P.O. Box 6962 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80934 (719) 685-4400 PINE BARRENS ROUGH RIDERS OFF ROAD RACING CHATSWORTH, NJ (856) 875-7591 PROTRUCK PROTRUCK MANAGEMENT INC. 11409 PINEHURST DR. l.AmmE, CA 92040 (619) 885-4458 Protruck Schedule consists of all SCORE and Best In The Desert Races PRo 1600 SHOOTOUT COREY GOIN 559-647-613 2 GOINRACIN@HOTMAIL.COM PuRE ENERGY PROMOTIONS P.O. Box50 RICKETTS, IA 51460 (712) 679-2221 RAllYAMERICA <> 8014 OLSON MEMORIAL HWY, STE 617 Golden Valley, MN 55427 May 3-5, 2013 Oregon Trail Rally Portland, OR May 31-June 1, 2013 Susquehannock Trail Rally Wellsboro, PA July 26-27, 2013 New England Forest Rally Newry, ME August 23-24, 2013 Ojibwe Forests Rally Detroit Lakes, MN October 18-19, 2013 Lake Superior Performance Rally Houghton, MI · 22ND RALLYE AICHA DES GAZELLES . The Only All-Women's Off-Road Rally Raid In The World U.S. Liaison:Kelly Van Hoesen 203-249-1340 Skype: kellanvanhoesen <> RG CANNING PRODUCTIONS", INc. OFF ROAD SWAP MEET P.O. Box 400 MAYWOOD, CA 90270-0400 New/Used Off Road Related Parts & Accessories MIKE CAMPBELL 323-560-7469 Ext 507 RocK CRAWLERS AssocIATION OF AMERICA P.O. 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Box-5119 EDMESTON, NY 13335 (606) 965-8784/FAX: (606) 905-8784 <> VORRA VALLEY OFF ROAD RACING AsSOCIATION 1970 EAsT 2ND STREET RENO, NV 89502 775-287-0615 <> April 20-21, 2013 Short Course Prairie City OHV Park Folsom, CA mere Happenings on page 36 March 2013 Trail Notes ... We ~issed third overall so many times last y~ar that we just wanted to get it this year. It's really cool that we got this." 2013 Sno*Drift Rally SP Class winners, Evan Clirte and Jake Blattner, patiently drove a consistent race and overtook David- Sterckx and Karen Jankowski on stage 15 to place second in class, and in the process maintained their SP Class points lead. Sterckx lost considerable speed because of turbo boost problems and took the third place spot for their first podium this season. Cline and Blattner also added both the Trespassers Wil and 100 Acre Wood Regional Rally victories to their list, and became the top all-wheel-drive regional winner for the Honey Jar Challenge prize fund. Scion Racing Rally xD's Andrew Comrie-Picard and Jeremy Wimpey took the Two-Wheel Drive (2WD) Class victory, their second consecutive class win, in a tight battle with a contingent of Ford Fiestas. Comrie-Picard was locked in a battle with Dillon Van Way and Andrew Edwards until stage 11 when Van Way crashed and gave up his second place position to fellow Ford Fiesta drivers, Edward McNelly and Ole _ Holter. "The event was near! perfect except for a bent rear beam from a rock I hit," added Comrie-Picard," I came into service a bit sideways. The team came through for me. We are really crushing it this year and happy with the results." Long-time rally racers Tim O'Neil and Travis Hanson completed the 2WD podium. O'Neil is the founder of the Team O'Neil Rally School in Dalton, NH which trained many of the drivers competing in Rally America competition. In Rally America's Manufacturers' National Championship Subaru tied Mitsubishi in the overall category. Subaru also adds an additional Subaru vjctory to their Super Production Class manufacturer's lead. Scion adds another 2WD victory in their quest to dominate the 2WD manufacturer standings, and Honda also their manufacturer win streak in the B-Spec category at the 100 Acre Wood Rally. The Rally in the 100 Acre Wood is the second round of the Rally America National Championship. The next round takes place at the Oregon Trail Rally in Portland, OR on May 3-5th. More information at NORRA ANNOUNCES FORMAL PARTNERSHIP WITH AOK FOUNDATION -With charity a growing cornerstone to the annual General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000, the National Off Road Racing Association (NORRA) today announced a formal partnership with Nick Baldwin's AOK Foundation for the 2013 rally. On behalf of a record field of competitors, NORRA has pledged a $10,000 donation to AOK -an acronym for "Acts of Kindness" - to aid the organization in its efforts toward helping orphanages in Baja during this year's Mexican 1000. Founded by philanthropist and veteran off-road racer Baldwin, AOK has spent the better part ·of the last decade finding unique ways to help the less fortunate. Much of the group's efforts have been to support the children and orphans of Baja, Mexico, the spiritual home to desert off-road racing. Last year, the Baldwin and Nix finished off their Mexican 1000 rally by organized a semi-impromptu fundraiser throughout the rally that raised $12,000 to purchase many truckloads of Costco-sourced food and supplies for the Casa Hogar -an orphanage near Caho San Lucas. The l~st of donors for the Casa Hogar effort included rally competitors Walker Evans, Butch Jensen, Jimmy Smith, Ryan Thomas, Mark Post, Brian Collins, Michael Gaughan and Mark McMillin. A recent article in the Orange County Register (seen at right) has brought national attention to its rather unique approach to charity work, Acts of Kindness (AOK) Foundation's Brian Nix is taking his message to the off-road racing community this week via two more media appearances. Nix will appear tonight at 7:00 p.m. (PST) on Dirt Live, which is produced at SCORE lnternational's San Diego studios and hosted by off-road veteran announcer George Anthill. The show can be found at The following evening he will be the guest of radio host Jim Holtus on a broadcast emanating from the Azunia Studios in San Clemente, Calif. That conversation can be heard live via beginning at 6:00 p.m. (PST). Azunia is "The Official Tequila" of the General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000. To learn more about the AOK Foundation visit: For more information on the General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000, visit: www. Mexican NORRA AND AOK FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE CHARITY EFFORT FoR BAJA ORPHANAGES AT 2013 GENERAL T1RE NORRA MExlcAN 1000 - "Acts of Kindness" Spokesman Brian Nix On This Week's "Dirt Live" and "Edge 3.TV" - Created as a fitting tribute to the distinctive vintage flavor that has helped define and grow the annual General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000 Rally, the National Off Road Racing Association (NORRA) and event sponsor Azuflia Tequila have announced the creation of a new "Azufl.ia Tequila Spirit ofNORRA" awards program. Specially crafted awards will be given to the most authentic, period-correct vintage finishers of the 1,200-plus mile on and off-road rally and the vintage entries that also best display the spirit of camaraderie and sportsmanship that are the hallmarks to an event now known as "The Happiest Race on Earth." The annual General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000 is scheduled to take place from April 27th to May 1st, with competitors taking four days to enjoy the exotic Baja peninsula from Mexicali to land's end at San Jose Del Caho. The "Azuflia Tequila Spirit of NORRA" will be divided into four distinctive categories for .race/rally vehicles dating back from 1993 with awards going w historic Bikes, Buggies, Trucks, and Sedans. Candidates will be judged during Tech Inspection at the historic bullring in downtown Mexicali, Baja for period-correctness. However, all candidates must finish the all of the "Mexican 1000" mileage in order to qualify for the new awards, which will be announced at the rally's huge seaside "Post Party" after the-finish in San Jose Del-Caho. The Azuflia Tequila Spirit man Trail Notes on page 36 Page7

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I I I' I ~ BEEHIVE BATTLE AT PRIMM Justin Davis First -overall By ]. Preston Bradshaw Photos: Track.side Photo Tony Murray flies to the gold medal in the Class 1 contest, Tony had over 20 minutes on his competition when he took the checkers. Tommy Bradley and George Sunday's Class 1 race -had Pondella were out of the race. the same entrants, Richard Second lap ended and Justin Boyle once again led the class Davis continued to lead the on lap 1, Pat Dean ran in the class, Jonathan Swift remained second spot, Tony Murray held in second place, Jim Price was down third place and Tony up a spot into third, Jake Povey Nguyen ran in the fourth spot. moved into fourth place and Brad Vicic, Tom Mather Jr. and Nathan McBride was fifth. Allen Cluck failed to complete There were no position their first lap. changes on laps three and four. Second lap and Richard Fifth lap, final lap and Jus- Boyle continued to lead, Tony tin Davis took the checkered Murray moved into second flag with ease, Jonathan Swift place, Tony Nguyen moved into took the silver medal, Jim Price third and Pat Dean dropped finished in third place, Jake into fourth place. Justin Davis won the gold medal in Unlimited Truck at Primm, he's seen here flying his truck towards the finish line, he also was first overall. Povey took fourth place honors There were no changes in and Nathan McBride was the position for laps three and four. fifth and final finisher. Fifth lap, final lap and when What a weekend! What a race! 222 entries in 19 classes and they were all racing like there was no tomorrow. 121 of them finished for a finishing rate of 54.5%. Everyone we talked to said they had a good time, win, lose or draw. With all these entries and a limited time and space to get it into Dusty Times we are bound to make some errors. Please for-give us, our intentions are really honorable. There were eight Unlim-ited Trucks entered and four of them made it all the way. When they completed their first lap it was Justin Davis showing the way, Jake Povey was trying to keep Justin honest, Nathan McBride ran in third place, Jim Price was a close fourth and George Pondella was in fifth place. T J Flores was in sixth place, Tommy Bradley was sev-enth and Jonathan Swift was running in eighth place. Justin Davis continued to lead on their second lap, Jake Povey remained in the second spot, Jim Price moved into third place, Nathan McBride dropped to fourth and Tommy Bradley moved into fifth place. Jonathan Swift was in the sixth spot. T J Flores and George Overall, it was Justin Davis the checkers flew it was Tony Pondella were on their trailers. taking the big win, Jake Povey Murray taking rhe win, Tony Third lap ended and Justin finished 12 minutes in arrears Nguyen collected the silver Davis continued to lead the in second place, Jim Price fin-medal and Pat Dean came in for class, Jim Price moved into ished third overall, Nathan a third place finish. the second spot, Jake Povey McBride was fourth overall and Overall in Class 1 it was dropped to third place, Nathan Jonathan Swift was the fifth Tony Murray taking the gold, McBride remained in fourth and last finisher overall in the Pat Dean was second overall, place, Jonathan Swift ran fifth Unlimited Truck fracas. Tony Nguyen was third and and Tommy Bradley dropped to Class 1, the Unlimited Cars, Richard Boyle finished fourth sixth place in the race. there were seven of them en-overall. Fourth lap and Justin Davis tered and four of them made There were 16 Class 10 cars continued to lead the class, their five required laps. Rich-entered, they too had five laps Jake Povey was just under four ard Boyle led their first lap, to run for their race and nine minutes in arrears, Jim Price Tony Murray was right there in of them would make all their re-dropped to third place, Nathan the second spot, Brad Vicic ran quired laps. At the end of their McBride held on in fourth in the third spot, Tony Nguyen first lap it was Cody Freeman in place, Jonathan Swift remained was running fourth and Pat the class lead, Cody Jeffers ran in fifth place and Tommy Brad-Dean was in fifth place. Tom in second place, Roger Starkey ley stayed in sixth place. . Mather Jr. and Allen Cluck was in third place, Michael La Fifth lap, final lap and Jus- were on their trailers. Paglia ran ·fourth and James tin Davis won it going away, There were no position Dean was in fifth place. Sammy Jake Povey finished in second changes on the second and Ehrenberg ran in sixth place, place, Jim Price took third place third laps. Rick Boyer was seventh, Jason honors and Nathan McBride Fourth lap ended and Rich-Saran was eighth, Patrick Gai-finished first off the podium. ard Boyle continued to lead ley was in ninth place and Den-Jona than Swift and Tommy the class, Brad Vicic ran in the nis Kordonowy ran 10th. Jer-Bradley failed to complete their second spot, Tony Murray had emy Munyon was in 11th place, final lap. third place nailed down, Pat John Hsu was in 12th place, The same group set sail in Dean ran in fourth place and Frank Baird ran in 13th place, Unlimited Truck on Sunday Tony Nguyen was running fifth. Joseph David was in 14th place and when their first lap ended Final lap on Saturday, Rich-and Chris Wakim was 15th. it was Justin Davis once more ard Boyle still led the pack and Second lap and Cody Free-in the lead, Jonathan Swift was took a nice win, Brad Vicic was man continued to lead Class running in the second spot, T second to finish, Tony Mur-10, James Dean was just mo-J Flores ran in third, Jim Price ray took third place honors, ments behind in second place, was running fourth, Jake Povey Pat Dean finished first off the Michael La Paglia was third, Michaella Paglia took thegoldmedalin the Class 10contest, Michael had 10seconds held down the fifth spot and podium and Tony Nguyen was Sammy Ehrenberg was up to ;:on==h1=s=c=om=:'.:pe=ti=·tt=·o=n=wh==e=n=h=e=too==k=th==e=ch=e=c=k=ers==· =============:;.,-;:======---N_a_t_h_a_n_M_c_B_r_i_d_e_r_a_n_s_i_x_t h_. _f_i_ft_h_c_ar-,to finish. fourth place and Roger Starkey Jake Povey was the second place finisher in the Unlimited Truck class, Cody Freeman had a total of 10 seconds in arrears as he flew to a second Cody Freeman had a total of 10 seconds in arrears as he flew to a second Michael.Benedict was the silver medal winner in the Class 12 contest, place in the Class 10 contest, seen here f/yin' low. place in the Class 10 contest, seen here f/yin' low. · Michael was 10 minutes in arrears when the contest ended. 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Freeman continued to lead the class, Michael La Paglia held on in the second spot, Roger Starkey ran in third place, Cody Jeffers was fourth and Sammy Ehrenberg was in the fifth spot. James Dean was running sixth, Patrick Gailey was in seventh, Jason Saran was eighth,.John Hsu was in ninth and Blain McDonald was in 10th place. Dennis Kordonowy ran in 11th place, Frank Baird was in 12th place and Joseph David was 13th. Jeremy Munyon was on his trailer. Randy Jones happily took the gold medal in Class 12 at Primm, Randy had 10 minutes in hand when he crossed the finish line. The Class 13 gold medal went to Bree Cloud, Bree had three minutes in hand when she took the checkers, seen here nicely airborne. -Last lap and Cody Freeman continued to lead Class 10, Mi-chael La Paglia was right on Cody's tail, Roger Starkey was running third, Sammy Ehrenberg still ran fourth and Cody Jeffers was fifth. James Dean remained in sixth place, Patrick Gailey remained in seventh place, Jason Saran was eighth, John Hsu ran in ninth place and Blain McDon-dropped to fifth place. Cody Jeffers ran in sixth place, Jason Saran was -seventh, Patrick Gai-ley was eighth, Jeremy Munyon was ninth and Dennis Kor-donowy was in the 10th spot. John Hsu was up a spot into 11th, Frank Baird m.ade it an. even dozen and Blain McDon-ald was in 13th place. Chris Wakim was out of the race. Third lap and Cody Free-man continued to lead Class 10, Michael La Paglia was up to second place, Cody Jeffers Kordonowy was in ninth place was up three places into third, and Jeremy Munyon ran 10th. Roger Starkey ran fourth and John Hsu was in 11th place, James Dean was in fifth place. Blain McDonald made it an Patrick Gailey was sixth, Sammy even dozen and Joseph David Ehrenberg was in seventh place, ran in 13th place. Jason Saran was eighth, Dennis Fourth lap ended and Cody Continued on page 10 Bre Bradley didn't have too bad a weekend, she finished second overall Missing a bit of glass, Ryan Dunn drove to a 2nd place finish in the Class Dean Defreze took second place honors in the Class 15 contest, Dean in the Class 13 conflict, seen here nicely airborne. · 1450 action, Ryan was a total of 8 minutes in a"ears when he finished. finished a total of eight minutes in a"ears when the weekend was done. Dusty Times 2,160 Rooms And Suites 60 Table Games 2,600 Slot Machines 22-Table Poker Room Race & Sports Book 640-Seat Bingo Room 16 Movie Theaters 11 Great Restaurants 75,000 Sq. Ft. Of Meeting Space 4,500 Seat Equestrian & Event Center 80,000 Sq. Ft. Exhibit Hall Spa & Fitness 'Center Showroom 64-Lane Bowl~ng Center -LAS VEGAS BLVD AT S/LVERADO RANCH• SOUTHPOINTCASINO.COM March 2013 Page9

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Steve Olliges drove his Ford to the win in Class 1450, Steve had eight minutes in hand when he took the checkered flag. aid was 10th. Frank Baird was in 11th place and Joseph David was the 12th and final finisher. Den-nis Kordonowy failed to complete his final lap.. · The Sunday Class 10 fracas saw Michael La Paglia lead-ing the class, Cody Jeffers was 11 seconds behind in second place, Cody Freeman was an-other 10 seconds back in third place, Roger Starkey was in fourth and Sammy Ehrenberg rounded out the front five. James Dean was in sixth place, John Hsu was seventh, Patrick Gailey ran in the eighth spot, Jason Saran was ninth and Den-nis Kordonowy rounded out the top 10. Chris Wakim was in 11th place and Frank Baird was running in 12th place. Joseph David, Jeremy Munyon and Rick Boyer were out of the race. Second lap ended and Mi-chael La Paglia continued to lead, Cody Freeman· moved into second place, very close to the leader, Cody Jeffers was a very close third place, Sammy Ehrenberg was in fourth and Roger Starkey dropped. to fifth place. James Dean was in sixth place, John Hsu ran seventh, Patrick Gailey was in eighth place, Jason Saran was ninth and Frank Baird was running 10th. Blain McDonald, Chris Wakim and Dennis Kordonowy were all on their trailers. Michael La Paglia continued to lead on the third lap, Cody Freeman was still close behind in second place, Cody Jeffers was close in third, Sammy Eh-renberg still ran a close fourth and Roger Starkey held on in the fifth spot. John Hsu was up a spot into sixth, Patrick Gailey ran seventh, Jason Saran was eighth and Frank Baird ran in ninth place. James Dean was out of the race. Fourth lap and Michael La Paglia continued his run in first place, Cody Freeman held on in a close second place, Cody Jef-fers was still a close third place, Sammy Ehrenberg ran fourth and Patrick Gailey was in fifth place. John Hsu remained in sixth place, Jason Saran was seventh and Frank Baird ran eighth. There were no position chang-es on their last lap so it was La Paglia, Freeman, Jeffers, Ehren-berg, Gailey, Hsu, Saran and Baird finishing in that order. Overall, it was Michael La Paglia taking the gold medal in Class 10, Cody Freeman was second, 10 seconds in arrears, Cody Jeffers in third overall, Sammy Ehrenberg was fourth, Patrick Gailey was fifth overall, John Hsu was sixth, Jason Saran was seve.nth, Frank Baird was eighth and Roger Starkey fin-ished ninth overall. Scott Rasmussen was the gold medal winner in the Class 15 contest, Scott had eight minutes in hand when he took the flag. Class 12 was next up, there were nine cars entered and seven of them made the five required laps each day. Lead-ing from the get go was Randy Jones, Ken Tapert ran in second place, Beau Rash was third, Todd Stemmerman was •fourth and Michael Benedict was in fifth place. Bob Dziurawiec ran in the sixth spot, Justin Buckley was seventh and Jason Davis was in eighth place. Kyle Cox was out of the race. Second lap ended and Randy Jones continued to lead-the class, Beau Rash was fairly close behind, Ken Tapert dropped to · third, Michael Benedict was up a spot into fourth and Bob Dzi-urawiec was up into fifth. Justin Buckley moved into sixth place, Todd Stemmerman dropped to seventh place and Jason Davis ran eighth. Third lap and Randy Jones still led the class, Beau Rash was still second, Ken Tapert ran third, Todd Stemmerman was fourth and Bob· Dziurawiec was fifth. Michael Benedict dropped two spots into sixth and Jason Davis ran seventh. Justin B.uck-ley was on his trailer. Fourth lap ended and Randy Jones continued to lead Class 12, Ken Tapert held on in sec-ond place, Todd Stemmerman ran third, Bob Dziurawiec was now fourth and Michael Bene-diet ran in fifth place. Beau Rash was sixth and Jason Davis was seventh. · Fifth lap, final lap and Ran-dy Jones continued to lead, Ken Tapert remained second, Todd Stemmerman remained third, Beau Rash moved up to fourth and Bob Dziurawiec dropped to fifth. Michael Benedict was sixth and Jason Davis was in seventh place. The Sunday Class 12 race had the same troops reved up again and rarin' to go. Leading the first lap was Beau Rash, Todd Stemmerman was second, Ken Tapert was in third place, Bob Dziurawiec ran fourth and Michael Benedict was in the. fifth spot. Randy Jones was running sixth, Kyle Cox was in seventh spot, Justin Buckley was eighth and Jason Davis was in the ninth spot. Second lap, Beau Rash con-tinued to lead, Todd Stemmer-man was second, Ken Tapert ran third, Randy Jones was fourth and Michael Benedict was in fifth place. Kyle Cox was in sixth place, Jason Davis was seventh and Justin Buckley was in the eighth spot. Bob Dziu-rawiec was out of the race. Third lap, Beau Rash con-tinued to lead the class, Randy Jones was on fire as he moved up into second place, Michael Benedict was now running in third, Kyle Cox moved into fourth place and Jason Davis was up into fifth place. Jus-tin Buckley was up to sixth place and Todd Stemmerman dropped into seventh place. Ken Tapert was nowhere to be seen. Fourth lap, Beau Rash con-tinued to lead the class, Ran-dy Jones continued in second place, Michael Benedict re-mained in the third spot, Jason Davis moved into fourth, Justin Buckley was into fifth place and Todd Stemmerman was in sixth place. Kyle Cox was on his trailer. Fifth lap, the checkers flew and Randy Jones was first to the flag, Michael Benedict came in second, Jason Davis finished in third place and Justin Buck-ley was .the fourth and final finisher. The Class 13 troops had 13 entries, they h,1d four laps to run for their race and seven of them made it all. the way. Mike Montes led the first lap, Michael Brister ran second, Bre Bradley was third, Bill Shapley Jr. ran fourth and Bre Cloud was fifth. Ryan Ehren-berg ran sixth, Tom High was in seventh place, Jenn Helstrom was eighth, Desirae Jones ran ninth, Dave Nelson was 10th and Derek Bradley was in 11th place. Jack Bassett did not com-plete the first lap. Second lap and Mike Montes continued to lead the class, Bill Shapley, Jr. moved up into sec-ond place, Bre Bradley held on in third, Bre Cloud was fourth and Jenn Helstrom moved up into fifth place.· Michael Bris-ter was in sixth place, Desirae Jones ran seventh, Dave Nelson was in eighth place, Derek Bradley was ninth and Ryan Ehrenberg was running in the ·• 10th spot. Tom High was out of the race. Third lap ended and Bree Cloud moved into the class lead, Bre Bradley held on in second place, Jenn Helstrom moved into third place, Michael Brister ran fourth and Desirae . . ~1 -~~f'• J A ~. ; _,, ,-/. ~': ,. •;,-r Bryan Freeman Sr. finished the weekend in Class 1600 some 23 seconds Vievin Baugh gave it all he had but had to settle for a second place overall Dana Dague drove his really good looking pickup to a silver medal in the in allears, Bryan is seen here just after liftoff. finish in the Class 2000 contest, here at speed. Class 3000 action, seen here at speed on the course. David Hendrickson was the second place finisher in the 5/1600 battle, Harley Young was the second place finisher in the Class 9 conflict, Harley Michael Brenner took second place honors in the StockBug class at David was only 25 seconds in allears when he took the checkers. was only 37 seconds in allears when he took the checkers. Primm, he was just a minute and change out of the class win. Page 10 March 2013 Dusty Times . '

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Jones was up into fifth place. Derek Bradley wa·s up three spots into sixth, Dave Nelson was seventh and Mike Montes was eighth. Bill Shapley Jr. and Ryan Ehrenberg were on their trailers. Final lap and Bree Cloud took a nice win, Bre Bradley was second in, Jean Hellstrom finished third, Michael Brister was fourth and Derek Bradley finished fifth. Desirae Jones was sixth in, Mike Montes took seventh and Dave Nelson fin-ished eighth. Sundays Class 13 race had the same entrants with four laps to run. Michael Brister led the first lap, Mike Montes ran second, Derek Bradley was in third, Bree Cloud was fourth and Jack Bassett was fifth. Bre Bradley ran sixth, Bill Shapley Jr. was in seventh place, Desirae Jones ran eighth, Jean Hell-strom was in ninth place and Dave Nelson was 10th. Ryan Ehrenberg and Tom High were out of the race. Second lap and Derek Brad-ley led the class, Bill Shap-ley was running second, Bree Cloud was in third, Michael Brister was fourth and Bre Bradley was fifth. Desirae Jones was up to sixth, Dave Nelson ran seventh and Jean Hellstrom was in eighth place. Mike Mon-tes and Jack Bassett were out of the race. • Third lap ended and Bill Shapley still led the class, Der-ek Bradley was in second place, Bree Cloud ran third, Michael Brister was fourth ·and Bre Bradley was in fifth place. De-sirae Jones was sixth, Dave Nelson was seventh and Jenn Hellstrom ran eighth. Fourth lap, final lap and it was Bree Cloud taking a re• ally nice win, Bill Shapley took second place honors, Michael Brister was third, Bre Bradley was fourth and Desirae Jones finished fifth. Dave Nelson finished sixth and Jenn Hell-strom was the seventh and final finisher. Overall, it was Bre Cloud, Luke McMillin was the overall winner in the Class 1600 battle, Luke had a 37 second pad in time when he collected the honors. Bre Bradley was second, Mi-chael Brister was third, Desirae Jones was fourth, Jenn Hell-strom finished fifth overall, Dave Nelson was sixth and Derek Bradley was the seventh and final finisher. Class 1450 was huge! There were 52 entries, there were 16 finishers and they had to complete four laps each day for a finish. Due to space restric-tions, we are reporting only on the first 16 vehicles. Leading the first lap was Steve Olliges, T K McNeal ran second, Jona-than Libby was third, David Hough was fourth and Nick Tonelli was fifth. Ryan Dunn was sixth, Craig Reynolds ran seventh, Ron Attig was eighth, Darren Parsons was ninth and Ty Leon }Vas in 10th spot. Sean Kepler ran 11th. Brad DeBerti was in 12th place, Chris Freas was 13th, Nick Eisenhouer ran 14th and Josh Taylor was 15th. Darren Whalen was 16th. Chris lsenhouer was in 17th place. Second lap and Steve Olliges continued to lead the class, Jon-athan Libby ran second, Davis Hough was running third, Sean Kepler was fourth and Ron Attig was fifth. Brad De Berti ran in sixth place, Josh Taylor was lucky seventh, Ryan Dunn dropped to eighth, Ty Leon ran ninth and Darren Parsons was in 10th place. Vincent Munoz was in 11th spot, Nick Isen-houer was 12th, Nick Tonelli ran 13th, Bryson Hopfe was in 14th place and Darre.n Whalen ran 15th. Jeff Musgrave was 16th and Chris lsenhouer was in 17th place. Steve Olliges continued to lead on the third lap, Jonathan Libby still ran second, Sean Ke-pler moved up into third, Ryan Dunn moved up into fourth and Vincent Munoz was in the fifth spot. Josh Taylor ran sixth, Brad De Berti was in seventh place, Ty Leon was eighth, Dar-ren Parsons ran ninth and Nick lsenhouer was in 10th place. David Hough was 11th, Darren Whalen was in 12th place, Nick Tonelli was 13th, T K McNeil ran 14th and Jeff Musgrave was in 15th place. • Fourth lap, final lap and Steve Olliges took the checkered flag for a great win, Sean Kepler finished second, Ryan· Dunn was third to finish, Vincent Munoz was fourth in and Josh Taylor was fifth in. Ryan Dunn was sixth in, Brad De Berti was seventh, David Hough finished eighth, Nick lsenhouer finished ninth and Nick Tonelli was 10th to finish. Chris Isenhouer was 11th in, Scott Crampton was 12th, Mike Koenig was 13th, Leo Destrampe was 14th and Juan Carlos Calderon '¥as 15th in. T K McNeil finished Thomas Morales wa$ the Class 18 winner at Primm, he was uncontested in time, Thomas is seen here just at touchdown. 16th, Adam Fibin was 17th and Duane Evans finished in 18th place. The Sunday Class 1450 race saw David Hough in the class lead, Steve Olliges was a close second place, Darren Parsons ran in third, Sean Keppler ran fourth and Ryan Dunn was in fifth place. T K McNeil was running sixth, Brad De Berti was in seventh place, Ty Leon was eighth, Jonathan Libby was in ninth and Josh Taylor ran in 10th place. Nick Isenhouer was 11th, Scott Crampton was 12th, Dustin Loppnow was in 13th place, Chris Isenhouer was 14th and Lee Orr was in 15th place. Ryan Desautels ran in J6th place, Nick Tonelli was in 17th and Brett Michael was in 18th place. Second lap and Steve Olliges was back in the lead, Darren Parsons moved into second place, Ryan Dunn moved into third, T K McNeil ran fourth and Josh Taylor was in" fifth place. Brad De Berti moved into sixth place, Jonathan Libby was seventh, Sal Gomez was eighth, Scott Crampton ran ninth and Dustin Loppnow was in 10th place. Nick Isenhouer ran in 11th place, Chris lsen-houer was 12th, Nick Tonelli was in 13th place, Lee Orr was 14th and Brett Michael was 15th. Trever Leach was 16th, Juan Carlos Calderon was 17th, Ryan Desautels was 18th, Chris Freas ran 19th and Adam Fibin was in 20th place. Third lap ended and Steve Olliges was still leading the class, Ryan Dunn held on in second, Darren Parsons was third, Brad De Berti was in fourth place and Jonathan Lib-by was fifth. Nick lsenhouer was sixth, Scott Crampton was seventh, Josh Taylor ran eighth, Ryan Desautels was ninth and Sal Gomez ran 10th. Chris Isen-houer was in 11th place. Trever Leach was 12th, Nick Tonelli ran 13th, Scott Crampton was in 14th place and Brett Michael was running 15th. Juan Carlos Calderon was in 16th place, Chris Freas was 17th, Adam Fibin ran 18th, Jeremy Deakins was 18th and Mike Koenig was in 19th place. Fourth lap, final lap and Steve Olliges once again was the big winner, Ryan Dunn took second place honors, Dar-ren Parsons was third to finish, Brad De Berti finished fourth and Jonathan Libby was fifth to finish. Ryan Desautels was sixth, Josh Taylor was seventh, Sal Gomez finished eighth, Nick Tonelli was ninth and Nick Isenhouer finished 10th. Brett Michael finished 11th, Juan Carlos Calderon was 12th, Continued on page 12 Jim Price flies beautifully on his way to a third place finish in Unlimited Tony Nguyen was the third place finisher in the Class 1 battle, he's seen Cody Jeffers runs at full throttle as he heads to a third place finish in Class Truck at Primm, Jim was 16 minutes behind the class leader. here under full power headin' for the finish line. 10 at Primm, Cody was less than two minutes behind the class leader. Jason Davis was the bronze medal winner in the Class 12 conflict, seen Michael Brister really flies it high as he heads to a third place finish in Darren Parsons took third place honors in the Class 1450 contest, Darren here taking to the air on his way to the checkered flag. the Class 13 action, Mike was eight minutes in arrears. is seen here at high speed on his way home. Dusty Times March 2013 Page 11

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Kevin McKeown drove his Ford to the Class 2000 win at Primm, Kevin had just over a minute in hand when he drove to the checkered flag. · Mike Koenig was 13th, Chris to sixth and Samantha Richerd lsenhouer finished 14th and remained in seventh place. Chris Freas was 15th. Adam Final lap and Scott Rasmus-Fibin was 16th, Curtis Good-sen still led the pack, Johnny paster was 17th in and Jeff Burns finished in second spot, Eveler was the 18th finisher. Dean Defreze finished third, The top 10 finishers over-Kelly Suiter was fourth and all were Steve Olliges, Ryan Christine Dziurawiec finished Dunn, Darren Parsons, Brad Di fifth. Samantha Richard fin-Berti, Josh Taylor, Nick Tonelli, ished sixth and Aaron Hawley Chris lsenhouer, Mike Koenig, was on his trailer. Juan Carlos Calderon and Sal Sundays race had the same Gomez. entrants, four laps to run for Class 15 was next, there were their race and five of them seven of them, they had four made it all the way. Scott Ras-laps to go each day for their race mussen led the first lap, Johnny and six of them made it all the Burns was close by in second, way. Scott Rasmussen led the Dean Defreze ran third, Aar--first lap, Johnny Burns was sec-on Hawley was fourth, Kelly ond, Aaron Hawley was third, Suiter ran fifth and Christine Dean Defreze was fourth and Dziurawiec ran sixth. Samantha Kelly Suiter was fifth. Chris-Richard was out of the race. tene Dziurawiec was sixth and Scott Rasmussen continued Samantha Richard was seventh. to lead on the second lap, Dean Second lap and Scott Ras-Defreze ran second, Johnny mussen continued to lead, Burns dropped to third place, Aaron Hawley moved up into Kelly Suiter ran fourth, Aaron second place, Johnny Burns Hawley was in fifth place and dropped to third, Dean Defreze Christine Dziurawiec was sixth. was fourth and Kelly Suiter was Scott Rasmussen continued fifth. Christine Dziurawiec was to lead on the third lap, Dean sixth and Samantha Richard Defreze held on in second, ran seventh. Johnny Burns was still third, Scott Rasmussen contin-Aaron Hawley moved up to ued to lead on the thir"d lap, fourth, Kelly Suiter was fifth Johnny Burns reclaimed the and Christine Dziurawiec re-second spot, Dean Defreze was mained in sixth. third, Kelly Suiter ran fourth Fourth lap, final lap and and Christine Dziurawiec was Scott Rasmussen took the fifth. Aaron Hawley dropped checkers, Dean Defreze fin-Eric Trondle was the first place finisher in the Class 3000 action, seen here flying around a comer on his way to the checkered flag. ished second, he was three minutes and change in arrears, Johnny Burns was third, less than two minutes further back, Kelly Suiter finished fourth and Aaron Hawley was the fifth place finisher. Christine Dziu-rawiec did not complete her final lap. Overall it was Rasmussen, Defreze, Burns, Suiter, Hawley and Dziurawiec. There were 26 cars entered in the Class 1600 rac.e, they had five laps to run each day and 19 of them made all the required laps. First lap on Saturday and Bryan Freeman Sr. led the class, Luke McMillin was only 10 sec-onds behind in second, Blaine Conrad ran third, Jason Cole-man ran fourth and Andrew Neal was fifth. !ustin Smith was sixth in, Ross Mattox was sev-enth, Bud Ward ran eighth, L J Kennedy was ninth and Cory Torres-rounded out the top 10. Dan McMillin ran 11th, Jordan Poole was 12th, Lorenzo Rodri-guez. was 13th, Darin Anderson was 14th and Johnny Burns ran 15th. Jay Shain was in 16th place, Matt Ferrato was 17th, Corey Goin ran 18th, Vince Viola was 19th and Hank Win-ter held down 20th spot. Bryan Freeman Sr. led the second lap, Luke McMillin remained in second place, he wa·s very close to the leader, Andrew Neal was third, Jason Coleman was fourth and Blaine Conrad was fifth. Justin Smith was sixth, L J Kennedy was sev-enth, Bud Ward ran eighth, Jor-dan Poole was ninth and Dan McMillin was in 10th place. Cory Torres was in 11th place, Ross Mattox was 12th, Darin Anderson ran 13th, Lorenzo Rodriguez ran 14th and Johnny Burns held on in 15th place. Corey Goin was 16th, Jay Shain was 17th, Hank Winter ran 18th, Matt Ferrato was 19th and Curt Geer rounded out the top 20 cars Third lap and Bryan Free-man Sr. continued to lead, Luke Mcmillin was still a close second place, Blaine Conrad moved into third place, Jason Coleman was still fourth and Justin Smith was up to fifth place. Bud Ward was sixth, Jordan Poole was now seventh, Ross Mattox ran eighth, Dan McMillin was ninth and Cory Torres was up into 10th place. Darin Anderson was in 11th place, Lorenzo Rodriguez was 12th, Corey Goin ran 13th, Curt Geer was 14th and Jay Shain was 15th. Hank Winter was 16th, Matt Ferrato was 17th, Darin Anderson ran 18th, Emme Hall ran 19th and Vince Viola was 20th. Fourth lap on Saturday, Bry-an Freeman Sr. still led the class, Luke McMillin was sec-ond, he was· a bit over a minute in arrears, Blaine Conrad ran third, Justin Smith was into fourth place and Jason Cole-man ran fifth. Matt Ferrato was in sixth, Bud Ward was seventh, Ross Matrtox ran eighth, L J Kennedy was ninth and Jor-dan Poole was in 10th place. Dan McMillin dropped to 11th place, Cory Torres was 12th, Darin Anderson was 13th, Lorenzo Rodriguez was 14th and Curt Geer dropped to 15th place. Jay Shain ran 16th, Hank Winter was 17th, Johnny Burns was 18th, Emme Hall was 19th and Stefano Stuart was 20th. Fifth lap, final lap and Bry-an Freeman Sr. Took a really nice win, Luke McMillin was second, he was 37 seconds in arrears, Blaine Conrad was third, Justin Smith was fourth and Jason Coleman was fifth. Ross Mattox was sixth, Bud Ward was seventh, Jordan Poole finished eighth, Dap McMil-lin was ninth and Cory Torres finished 10th. Darin Anderson was 11th, Lorenzo Rodriguez was 12th, Curt Geer finished 13th, Jay Shain was 14th and Hank Winter finished 15th. Matt Ferrato was 16th, Johnny Burns:was 17th, Emme Hall was 18th and Joshua Daniel finished 19th. The Sunday Class 1600 race was also five laps in length, the same 26 cars were combating· each other and when the smoke cleared on their first lap it was Bryan Freeman Sr. in the lead, Luke McMillin was second, Curt Geer was third, Blaine Conrad ran fourth and Andrew Neal was fifth. Justin Smith was sixth, Jason Coleman was sev-enth, Jordan Poole was eighth, Lorenzo Rodriguez ran ninth and Dan McMillin was in 10th place. Ross Mattox was 11th, Cory Torres was 1.2th, Darin Anderson was 13th, Johnny Burns was 14th and Jay Shain was 15th. Bud Ward was in 16th spot, Corey Goin was 17th, Dan Bellefontaine ran 18th, Vince Viola was 19th and Johnny A decent weekend for Johnny Bums, he collected third place honors in Justin Smith gets nicely airborne as he flies to a third place finish in the Trevor Messina had a decent weekend, he nailed down a third place finish Class 15, Johnny is seen here headin' for the checkered flag. Class 1600 action, he was two minutes out of second place. in Class 2000, Trevor was less than two minutes out of a class win . . -______ • __ .. ___________ ....,..___ ...... ~ ..... -'-----.;:&.. ......... A perfect lfftoff for Allan Lee as he heads to a third place finish in Class A J Martin was the silver medal winner in the Class 5 contest at Primm, Marie Lundberg was the third place finisher in the Class 511600 battle, 3000, Allan lost 10 minutes in penalties. ·· seen here launching into the ether to save some tire wear. Marie is seen here on his way to the checkers. 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Burns ran 20th. Second lap ended and now it was Luke McMillin in the class lead, Blaine Conrad was second, Curt Geer ran in third place, Justin Smith moved up into fourth place and Jason Coleman was fifth. Ross Mattox was up six spots into sixth, Jor-dan Poole was seventh, Bryan Freeman Sr. dropped to eighth place, Lorenzo Rodriguez ran ninth and Cory Torres was 10th. Darin Anderson ran 11th, Joshua Daniel was 12th, Jay Shain was 13th, Johnny Burns ran 14th and Dan Bellefontaine was 15th. Corey Goin ran 16th, Vince Viola was 17th, Dan Mc-Millin was in 18th place, Hank Winter ran 19th and Emme Hall was in 20th place. Third lap and Luke McMil-lin continued to lead the class, Blaine Conrad was second, Curt Geer ran third, Justin Smith was fourth and Jason Coleman remained in fifth Vic Brockmann flies his Class 5 to a first place finish at Primm, Vic had an hour on his competition when he took the checkers. place. Bryan Freeman Sr. was up to sixth, Jordan Poole ran seventh, Cory Torres was up two spots into eighth, Lorenzo Rodriguez was ninth and Joshua Daniel was in 10th place. Darin Anderson was in 11th, Jay Shain ran 12th, Johnny Burns moved into 13th place, Dan Bellefon-taine was 14th and Corey Goin was 15th. Vince Viola ran 16th, Hank Winter was 17th, Emme Hall ran 18th and Stefano Stau-art was in 19th place. Raul Solano was the big winner in the Class 511600 fracas, Raul had 25 seconds in hand at race end, he's seen here just at lfftoff. Fourth lap and Luke McMil-Rodriguez ran seventh, Cory lin continued to lead the class, Torres was eighth, Johnny Curt Geer held on in second, Burns was up four places into Justin Smith was third, Bryan ninth and Darin Anderson ran Freeman Sr. was in fourth and 10th. Corey Goin was 11th, Jason Coleman was fifth. Jor-Dan Bellefontaine ran 12th, clan Poole was sixth, Lorenzo Continued on page 14 Third place honors went to Kyle Vizzo in the Class 9 battle, Kyle is seen It was a third place finish in the StockBug division for Dennis Sletten, A first off the podium finish for Richard Boyle in the Class 1 battle, Richard here on his way to the glorious checkered flag. he's seen here at speed on the Primm race course. is seen here flyin' high on his way to the flag. 2013 MEXICAN 1000 , ' APRIL 27 -MAY 1, 2013 • Run tlle same ~•!St/days as tbe GE.HERAL TIRE NDRRA MEXICAN 1000 Rally • Enjoy the sma llaspitility and exotic scenery as the rally entrants * Smn Card Piker Run down th• Baja Peninsula * Open ta, Prenmatrs, Buaits, RaptOIS, AlYs, lllV.s an~ Bikes (off-road worthy) • lbis is a n11-campetitiYe allll ulltimed event • Addititnal ptker haads anilalla fir dditienal centributitn to Charity Pool REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! -♦ ~~~-¼'lU~~a 1'£Q.UlLA. C}KCHIJTES. -www.MEXICAN1000.coM • www.FACEBOoK.coM1NorraFanPage Dusty Times March 2013 Page 13

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~o said trucks can't fly? Keith Minnicks certainly flew his truck to the win in Class 7 at Primm, seen here in beautfful flight. Vince Viola was 13th, Hank Winter was 14th, Emme Hall was 15th and Stefano Stauart was 16th. There were no pos1t1on changes on the last lap so it was McMillin, Geer, Smith, Freeman Sr., Coleman, Poole, Rodriguez, Torres, Daniel, Burns, Anderson, Goin, Belle-fontaine, Viola, Winter, Hall and Stauart. Overall, the top 10 were: McMillin, Freeman Sr., Smith, Coleman, Geer, Poole, Rodri-guez, Torres, Anderson and Burns. Class 18 had three vehicles entered, they had four laps to run for their race and one of them finished on Saturday and two finished in the Sunday event. John Pellissier led the first lap, Thomas Morales was second. Morales continued to lead for the rest of the race while Pellissier only finished the first lap. The Sunday race saw Dustin Hellstrom lead lap 1, Morales was a very close second place. The remaining laps, 2, 3 and 4 were led by Dustin Hellstrom, with Morales running second. Overall it was Thomas Mo-rales taking the class win with Dustin Hellstrom in second place. The Class 2000 troops were next up, there were nine of them entered, they had four laps to run for their race and fully three of them made it all the way. Shawn Heck led the first lap, Jeremy Henderson was second, Kevin McKeown was third, Vievin Baugh was fourth and Kevin Benall was fifth. Trevor Messina ran sixth, Ken Leavitt was seventh, Kevin Benall was eighth and Laralee Wagstaff was ninth. Shawn Heck continued to lead on the second lap, ,Trevor Messina moved into second place, Jeremy Henderson ran third, Kevin McKeown was fourth and Vievin Baugh ran fifth. Ken Leavitt was sixth and Derek Tenney was seventh. Kev-in Benali and Laralee Wagstaff were out of the race. Third lap and Trevor Mes-s in.a took the lead, Jeremy Henderson moved into second place, Kevin McJ(eown moved into third, Vievin Baugh was fourth and Shawn Heck ran fifth. Ken Leavitt ran sixth and Derek Tenney was in seventh place. Last lap and Jeremy Hender-son took the checkers, Kevin McKeown was second in, Trev-or Messina was third, Vievin Baugh was fourth and Ken Leavitt finished fifth. Derek Tenney failed to complete his last lap. Nick Lantz happily took the Class 7S win at Primm, his competition was unable to finish a lap, nick is seen here at speed. Same bunch of characters for the four lap Sunday race, Vievin Baugh led the first lap, Kevin McKeown ran second, Trevor Messina was third, Der-ek Tenney ran fourth, Kevin Benali was fifth and Laralee Wagstaff was sixth. Jeremy Hen-derson, Ken Leavitt and Shawn Heck were out of the race. Vievin Baugh continued to lead on lap two, Kevin M~K-eown ran second, Trevor Mes-sina was third, Laralee Wagstaff was fourth and Kevin Benali was in fifth place. Third lap ended and Vievin Baugh continued to lead the class, Kevin McKeown re-mained in second place, Trevor Messina was third, Kevin Benali ran fourth and Laralee Wagstaff ran fifth. There were no position changes on the last lap so it was Vievin Baugh taking the win, Kevin McKeown was second, Trevor Messina finished third and Kev\n Benali finished first off the podium. Overall, Kevin McKeown was the big winner, Vievin Baugh was second and Trevor Messina finished third overall. Class 3000 was next, there were six of them entered and four of them finished all the required laps. Eric Trondle was the leader on the first lap, Mike Van Newkirk was in second place, Allan Lee ran third, An-thony Killian was fourth, Dana Dague was in fifth and Neal Drickey was sixth. There were no posi~ion changes on the second and third laps. Fourth lap and Eric Trondle continued to lead the class, Allan Lee was in second place, Anthony Killian ran third and Dana Dague was fourth. Neal Drickey and Mike Van Newkirk were out of the race. Fifth lap, final lap and when the checkers flew it was Eric Trondle taking a nice win, Al-lan Lee was less than a minute back in second place, Dana Da-gue finished third and that's all there was! Sundays race had the same cast, Eric Trondle led the first lap, Allan Lee was second, Mike Van Newkirk was third, Anthony Killian, was in fourth place, Neal Drickey was fifth and Dana Dague ran sixth. . Eric Trondle continued to lead on. the second lap, Neal Drickey ran second, AntKony Killian was third, Dana Dague was fourth and Allan Lee was well back in fifth place. Mike Van Newkirk was out of the race. There were no position· changes on the third lap. Fourth lap and Eric Trondle continued to lead, Neal Drickey was second, Dana Dague ran third and Allan Lee was in fourth place. There were no position changes on the final lap so it was Eric Trondle taking the class win, Neal Drickey finished second, Dana Dague finished third and Allan Lee was fourth. Overall, it was Eric Trondle, Dana Dague, Allan Lee and Neal Drickey. The Class 5 Unlimited B Class had 11 entries, they had to rune five laps each day for their ra.ce and seven of them made it all the way both days. Vic Bruckmann was the first lap leader, Zac Reish was second, A J Martin ran third,, Billy Gereghty was fourth and Jim Varshay fifth. Chris Lazenby ran sixth, Matthew Dormack was seventh, Scott Molden-houer was eighth, Steven Hall ran ninth, Ben Swift was 10th and Todd McMiniment was in 11th place. Second lap and Vic Bruck-mann continued to lead, A J Martin was second, Zac Reish was third, Jim Varshay ran fourth and Billy Gereghty was fifth. Chris Lazenby was sixth, Scott Moldenhauer was sev-enth, Steven Hall was eighth, Ben Swift ran ninth, Todd McMiniment ran 10th and Mathew Dormack was 11th. Third !asp and Vic Bruck-mann continued to lead, Zac Reish was second, A J Martin was in third, Jim Varshay ran fourth and Billy Gereghty was in fifth place. Chris Lazenby was in sixth place, Scott Mold-enhauer was running seventh, Ben Swift ran eighth, Todd Mc-Miniment was in ninth place, Steven Hall ran 10th and Ma,t-thew Dormack was 11th. ' Fourth lap and Vic Bruck-•• mann continued to lead the class, Zac Reish was second, A J Martin was third, Billy Ge-reghty was fourth and Chris La-ze_nby was in fifth place. Scott Moldenhauer was sixth, Ben Swift was up to seventh, Todd McMiniment ran eighth, Steven Hall was ninth and Matthew Sammy Ehrenberg took fourth place honors in the Class10 fracas, Sammy Beau Rash gets nicely airbome as he flies to a fourth place finish in the Desirae Jones finished first off the podium in the Class 13 action, Desirae is seen here at high speed headin' for the checkers. Class 12 action, a long 4th lap on Saturday didn't help. is seen here in flight on the way to the checkers. Brad De Berti took fourth place honors in the Class 1450 action, Brad is It was a fourth place finish in Class 15 for Kelly Sufter, Kelly is seen here It was a first off the podium finish for Jason Coleman in the Class 1600 seen here just at liftoff on his way to the checkers. nicely airbome on the way to the checkers. battle, Jason is seen here heading for the checkers. Page 14 March 2013 Dusty Times

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Dormack was in 10th place. Jim Varshay was on his trailer. Fifth lap, final lap and Vic Bruckmann took a nice win, Zac Reish was second, A J Martin ran third, Billy Gereghty was in fourth place and Scott Molden-hauer was fifth. Chris Lazenby was sixth in, Ben Swift was sev-enth and Todd McMiniment was the eighth and final finisher. Mathew Dormack and Steven Hall were out of the race. Sunday, the same cast and six of the 11 entries would complete all their required laps. Vic Bruckmann led the first lap, A J Martin was keep-ing him honest, Zac Reish ran third, Billy Gereghty was fourth and Chris Lazenby was fifth. Ben Swift was in sixth, Scott Moldenhauer ran seventh, Mat-thew Dormack was eighth and Todd McMiniment was in ninth place. Steven Hall and Jim Var-shay were out of the race. Second lap and Vic Bruck-mann still led the class, A J Martin ran second, Billy Ge-reghty was third, Chris Lazenby was in fourth place and Ben Swift ran in fifth place. Scott Moldenhauer was sixth and Todd McMiniment was in sev-enth place. There were no position changes on the third and fourth laps. A J Martin was first to the checkered flag, Vic Bruckmann slid in right behind him, Billy Gereghty finished third, Ben Swift was fourth in, Scott Mold-enhauer was fifth and Todd McMiniment was the· sixth and final finisher. Chris Lazenby failed to complete his last lap. Overall, it was Vic Bruck-mann, A J Martin, Billy Ge-reghty, Scott Moldenhauer, Ben Swift, Todd McMiniment and Chris Lazenby. The Class 5 Unlimited race only had two entries, they had five laps to run each day and there was only one finisher and that was on Saturday. Scott Wagstaff led the first lap and Carl Rohrer was second. Second, third and fourth lap Jacob Davidson took the gold medal in the Class 9 contest, Jacob had 37 seconds in hand when he took the checkered flag. had no changes in order. Fifth lap and Scott Wagstaff came in for the class win while Carl Rohrer failed to complete his last lap. Sunday, same cast, they had to run five laps for a finish. Carl Rohrer led the first lap, Scott Wagstaff was second. There were no position changes on the second lap. Third lap and Scott Wagstaff was the only vehicle running. Carl Rohrer was out of the race. Class 5/1600 was next, Raul Solano led the first lap, Jeff Goorsky was second, David Hendrickson was third, Chris Sarris ran fourth and Mark Lundberg was in fifth place. Second lap and Raul Solano still led, Jeff Goorsky remained in second, David Hendrickson ran third and Mark Lundberg was in fourth place. There were no position changes on the third and fourth lap so it was Raul Solano taking the class win, Jeff Goorsky fin-ished second, David Hendrick-son was third and Mark Lund-berg was the fourth finisher. Sunday Class 5/1500 race, same entrants and it was David Hendrickson in the class lead, Raul Solano was in second spot, Jeff Goorsky ran third and Mark Lundberg was fourth. Chris Sarris did not complete his first lap. There were no position changes on the second lap. Third lap and David Hen-drickson still led the class, Raul Solano was second and Mark Lundberg was third. Jeff Goor-sky was on his trailer. Fourth lap, David Hendrick-son continued to lead the class, Raul Solano was second and Mark Lundberg finished in third place. Overall it was Solano, Hen-drickson and Lundberg. There were five trucks en-tered in the Class 7 race, they had five laps to run for their race, but only two of them got in the five required laps and that was in Sundays race. Frank Napoli led the first lap, Broe Hersam was second, Keith Min-nicks was third, Larry Shiells ran fourth and Mike Koenig was fifth. No position changes on sec-ond lap but Mike Koenig was out of the race. Larry Shiells led the third and fourth lap but there was no five lap finisher. Sundays Class 7 fracas on the first lap saw Mike Koenig leading the class, Keith Min-nicks ran in second place and Larry Shiells ran third. Frank Napoli and Broe Hersam were out of the race. No position changes on the second and third laps. Jim Pate/Ii took the gold medal when he flew his Chevy to the win in the Heavy Metal class at Primm, seen here saving some tire wear. Fourth lap and Mike Koenig tura ran 17th, Dan Bergen was led the class, Keith Minnicks 18th, Brian Caudill was 19th was second and that's all there and Gregory Goltz was running was. in 20th spot. Fifth lap and Mike Koenig Second lap and Forest Creasy took the win, Keith Minnicks still led the class, Kyle Vizzo was was in second place. running second, Jacob David-Overall, it was Keith Min-son was third, Brandon Heald nicks taking the win. was fourth and Christopher De Class 7S only had two en-Sousa Dias ran fifth. Andrew tries, Nick Lance and David Davidson was in sixth place, Evans. On Saturday Nick Lance Jimmy Taranto was seventh, led all four laps while David Steve Johnson was eighth, Jeff Evans did not complete a lap. Johnsen ran ninth and Rob Mac Sunday, it was the same Donald was 10th. Ron Rash was thing, Nick Lantz completed 11th, Jorge Ventura was 12th, his four laps while David Evans Harley Young ran 13th, Gregory did not complete a lap. Goltz was 14th and Dan Bergen Overall, it was Nick Lantz was in 15th place. Brian Caudill taking the win. was 16th, Travis Staley ran 17th, There were 29 entrants in Bob Morton Jr. was in 18th Class 9, they had four laps to place, Cameron Blackley was run each day for their race and 19th and Kurt Davidson Jr. was 16 of them would complete all in 20th place. the required laps. Forest Creasy Third lap and Forest Creasy led the first lap on Saturday, still led Class 9, Brandon Steve Johnson was second, John Heald ran second, Kyle Vizzo Whitlow was third, Cory Torres was third, Jacob Davidson ran ran fourth and Jacob Davidson fourth and Christopher De was fifth. Kyle Vizzo was sixth, Sousa Dia-s was fifth. Andrew Christopher De Sousa Dias Davidson was sixth, Steve John-was seventh, Harley Young was son was seventh, Jimmy Taranto eighth, Andrew Davidson ran ran eighth, Jeff Johnsen was ninth and Kurt Davidson Jr. ninth and Harley Young was was 10th. Gary Pugh was in running 10th. Rob MacDonald 11th, Jimmy Taranto was 12th, was running 11th, Ron Rash Jeff Johnsen was 13th, Rob was in 12th place, Jorge Ven-MacDonald was 14th and Ron tura was 13th, Gregory Goltz Rash ran 15th. Brandon Heald was 14th and Dan Bergen ran was in 16th place, Jorge Ven-Continued en ,11116 Billy Gereghty was the bronze medal winner in the Class 5 action, Billy Christopher De Sousa Diaz was the fourth place finisher in the Class 9 A fourth place finish in the StockBug action went to Chris Anderson, is seen here saving a bit of tire wear. action, Chris is seen here just at liftoff. Chris is seen here with lots of air under his car. It was a fifth place finish in the Class 10 action for Patrick Gailey at Primm, Josh Taylor finished fifth in the Class 1450 action, Josh was only three Curt Geer literally flies to a fifth place finish in the Class 1600 action, Pat is seen here nicely airborne on his way to the checkers. minutes away from a third place finish at Primm. Curt was less than four minutes behind the class winner. Dusty Times March 2013 Page 15

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15th. Brian Caudill was in 16th was 17th and Andrew Davidson Patelli finished all his required place, Travis Staley was 17th, ran 18th. laps while Joey Diaz completed Kurt Davidson Jr. ran 18th, Bob Third lap and Jacob David-no laps. Morton Jr. was 19th and Ashtyn son continued to lead, Harley Jof! Patelli was credited with Robidoux was in 20th place. Young ran second, Kyle Vizzo the overall Heavy Metal Class Fourth lap and Brandon was third, Kurt Davidson Jr. win. Heald came in for the check-ran fourth and Jorge Ventura Class 11 was next, there were ered flag, Kyle Vizzo was second was in fifth. place. Ron Rash nine of them entered, they in, Jacob Davidson ran third, was in sixth place, Dan Bergen had to run four laps for their Christopher De Sousa Dias was ran seventh, Christopher De race and it was Scott Wisdom fourth and Andrew Davidson Sousa Diaz was in eighth place, leading the first lap, David was fifth. Steve Johnson was Michael Goltz ran 9th and Jeff Hendrickson ran second, Chris sixth, Jimmy Taranto was sev-Johnsen was in the 10th spot. Anderson ran third, Dennis enth, Harley Young ran eighth, Travis Staley was 11th, Giti Sletten was fourth and Michael Rob Mac Donald was ninth and Gowland ran 12th, Bob Morton Brenner was fifth. Robert John-Ron Rash was 10th. Jorge Ven- Jr. was 13th, Cameron Blackley son was sixth, Jason Gutzmer tura ran 11th, Gregory Goltz ran 14th and Brandon Heald ran seventh, Gregory Piraino was 12th,Kurt Davidson Jr. was o/as in 15th place. Paul Rob-ran eighth and Michael Cote 13th, Brian Caudill ran 14th inson was 16th, John Whitlow was ninth. and Dan Bergen was 15th. Tra- was 17th and Andrew Davidson Second lap and Scott Wis-vis Staley was 16th, Ashtyn Ro- was running in 18th place. dom continued to lead, Chris bidoux ran 17th, Bob Morton Class 9 final lap on Sun-Anderson was second, Michael Jr. was 18th, William Dalton day, Jacob Davidson came in Brenner ran third, Dennis ran 19th and Cameron Blackley for the checkered flag, Harley Sletten was fourth and Rob-was 20th to finish. Young took second place hon-ert Johnson was fifth. Jason Sundays Class 9 race Saw Ja-ors, Jorge Ventura was third, Gutzmer was sixth, Gregory cob Davidson in the class lead, Ron Rash finished fourth and Piraino ran seventh and Mi-Brandon Heald was second, Dan Bergen finished· fifth. Kyle chael Cote was eighth. David Kyle Vizzo was third, Harley Vizzo was sixth, Michael Goltz Hendrickson was on his trailer. Young ran fourth and Steve ran seventh, Jeff Johnsen ran Third lap ended and Scott Johnson was in fifth place. eighth, Kurt Davidson Jr. was Wisdom continued to lead Kurt Davidson Jr. ran sixth, ninth and Christopher De Sou-the class, Chris Anderson was Jorge Ventura was seventh, Ron sa Diaz was 10th in. Giti Gow-second, Michael Brenner ran Rash ran eighth, Dan Bergen land finished in 11th place, third, Dennis Sletten was in was ninth and Jeff Johnsen was Travis Staley ran 12th, Brandon fourth place and Jasqn Gutzmer 10th. Christopher De Sousa Heald finished 13th, Bob Mor- was fifth. Gregory Piraino ran Dias was 11th, Michael Goltz ton Jr. was 14th in and Carner-sixth, Robert Johnson was sev-was 12th, Giti Gowland ran on Blackley finished 15th. Paul enth and Michael Cote ran 13th, Travis Staley ran 14th Robinson was 16th in and John eighth. Scott Wisdom beat all the other Bugs to the finish line in StockBug class, Scott had about 80 seconds on his competition at the end. and Bob Morton Jr. was run-Whitlow was 17th to finish. Fourth ap, final lap and ning 15th. Gary Pugh was 16th, Overall, it was Davidson, when the checkers flew it was Pat Dean has thehammerdownashehustles to asecondplacefinishin Class 1. Pat Cameron Blackley was 17th, Young, Vizzo, De Sousa Diaz, Scott Wisdom taking the win, isseenhereatveryhighspeedheadinghome. Paul Robinson ran 18th, Ashtyn Rash, Ventura, Davidson, Michael Brenner was second Scott Wisdom was now lead-Brenner finished second, Dennis Robidouz was 19th and William Heald, Bergen, Staley, Morton, in, Chris Anderson was third, ing the class, Michael Brenner Sletten was third, Robert John-Dalton was in 20th place. Johnsen, Blackley, Robinson, Dennis Sletten was fourth and moved into second place, Den-son was fourth and Chris Ander-. Second lap and Jacob David-Whitlow and Davidson. Jason Gutzmer finished fifth. nis Sletten remained in third, son was fifth to finish. Gregory son still led the class, Brandon The Heavy Metal Class only Gregory Piraino was sixth and Robert Johnson ran fourth and Piraino was out of the race. Heald was second, Harley Young had two entries, they had five Robert Johnson was seventh. Jason Gutzmer was fifth. Chris Overall, it was Wisdom, ran third, Kyle Vizzo was fourth laps to run for their race aqd Michael Cote failed to finish Anderson ran sixth and Grego-Brenner, Sletten, Anderson, and Kurt Davidson Jr. was in there were no official finishers. his final lap. ry Piraino was seventh. Johnson and.Piraino, fifth place. Ron Rash was sixth, On Saturday Joey Diaz led the Sundays Class 11 race had Scott Wisdom continued Stock Full Class had two en-Jorge Ventura ran seventh, Dan first lap while Joe Pacelli ran in Chris Anderson in the lead af-to lead on the third lap, Den-trants, they had four laps to run ., Bergen was eighth, Jeff Johnsen second place. ter the first lap, Scott Wisdom nis Sletten moved into-sec-for their race and only one of was ninth and Michael Goltz There were no position ran second, Dennis Sletten ran ond place, Michael Brenner them, Steve Schwab completed was running 10th. Christo-changes for the remaining four third, Michael Brenner was ran third, Robert Johnson was all the required laps each day. pher De Sousa Diaz was 11th, laps and when the checkers fourth and Robert Johnson was fourth, Chris Anderson was Lori English did not complete Giti Gowland ran 12th, Travis flew it was Joe Patelli taking fifth. Jason Gutzmer was sixth fifth and Gregory Piraino was a lap. Staley was 13th, Bob Morton Jr. the class win, on Saturday, Joey and Gregory Piraino was in sev-sixth. Jason Gutzmer was on his And so it ended, a fabulous was in 14th place and Cameron Diaz only got in two laps before enth place. Michael Cote and trailer. race for all involved. We hope you Blackley ran 15th. John Whit-his race ended. David Hendrickson were out of Final lap, Scott Wisdom con-had as good a time as we did. See rlo_w_w_a_s_16_th_,_P_a_u_l_R.....,o_b_i_n_s_o_n.....,.,..... .. l .. n.....,t ... h __ e_S ...... u_n_d_a...,y...,ra .. c_e_, _J_o_e __ t_h_e_r_a_c_e_. ___________ t_i_n_u_ed_t...,o lead the class, Michael ya all at the next one! 6 Scott Moldenhauer finished first off the podium in the Class 5 battle It was a fifth place finish in Class 9 for Ron Rash at Primm, Ron is seen Nick Tonelli drove his black truck to a sixth place finish in the Class 1450 at Primm, Scott is seen here just at liftoff on his way to the checkers. here just at liftoff on his way to the checkered flag. action, he's seen here at high speed on the course . ... Jordan Poole flew his car to a sixth place finish in the Class 1600 battle, Lorenzo Rodriguez was the seventh place finisher in the Class 1600 Mike Koenig was the eighth place finisher in the Class 1450 fight, he's he was less than three minutes out of a medal finish. action, Lorenzo is seen here on his way to the checkers. seen here at one of many liftoffs throughout the race. Page 16 March 2013 Dusty Times

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l.n.12C 61ST SWEDISH RALLY Ogier/lngra_ssia vw Polo Win By Martin Holms Photos: Maurice Selden Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia took a really great win in Sweden in their Volkswagen Polo, they had over a minute in hand at the finish. Second time out and Volk-swagen was winning! Sebastien Ogier scored a landmark victory in the Swedish Rally, running away from his former Citroen teammate Sebastien Loeb who suffered all event from the con-sequences of a poor start on the pre-event Qualifying Stage. For the second rally running Mads Ostberg was the top M-Sport driver, beating his former Ford teammate Jari-Matti Latvala in his Volkswagen. Ostberg fought back after delays with a broken water hose on Day 1. The event was a photographers' and a driv-ers' delight on account of h,ard road surfaces and fresh snow, so the picturesque event was devoid of tyre wear problems. Winner of the support WRC2 category was Yazeed Al Rajhi the first Saudi to win FIA World Drivers' champi-onship points and the best Saudi result since Abdullah Bakhashab in 2001. After just two clear weeks following the opening round of the 2013 WRC at Monte-Carlo, the WRC moved north for the second round, the Swedish Rally (7-10 February). Like last year this was a cross-border event, but this time the event crossed into Norway on the final day and stayed in Sweden for the first two days. The entry list was similar to Monte Carlo but with four Citroen World Rally Cars, not three. In addition to the official Lotos team Mini, there was a non championship Mini WRC run by Prodrive for Jarkko Nikara. There was also now a seventh different team registered for the Manufacturer's title, the Jipocar Czech National Team of Fiesta driver Martin Prokop. Entries in the WRC2 category had in-creased to 13 competitors from eight at Monte-Carlo, including a works run car from Proton, which was later withdrawn, but there were no registered WRC3 drivers in Sweden. Although the stage distance was about 25km longer, the total rally route was around 250km shorter than last year, mostly because the overnight halt on the Saturday evening was close to the service park at Hagfors instead of returning to the rally head-quarters in Karlstad. The event presented familiar challenges for the regular teams, with the 2013 tyre rules the most important for the teams. The new stricter lim-its on the number of tyres that could be used during the event were not expected to present a significant problem if conditions were snowy or icy, but would do if a significant amount of gravel became exposed through the ice and snow surface. Unlike Monte Carlo, where competitors had four different specification of tyre available, on Sweden there was only one. The same tread pattern and compound, the same protrusion of the same type of stud for every circumstance. . This was the first event of the st!ason when the top competitors ran the Days 2 and 3 stages in reverse classification order and the top drivers ran the Day 1 Fri-day stages according to the driver selection process. Once again the order of making the selection was based on times on the Quali-fying Stage at shakedown which threw up a new challenge for the crews. At Monte Carlo, many top competitors forfeited their chances of ~ good shakedown time by running on tyres unsuit-Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena settled for the silver medal in Sweden, their Citroen DS3 seen here flying across the rally route. able for the prevailing condi-but ran as a non points scoring tions in order to increase their entry. Competing in private Ford available quota of these tyres for WRCs were Pontus Tidemand, similar conditions to come on winner of the recent TV Falun the rally itself. In the end the rally sprint, Ukraine driver Olek-QS was instrumental in the final sii Tamrazov and the Swedish outcome of the rally. entrepreneur Hasse Gustafsson. Rally Sweden had been due to There was also a Fiesta entry for be the first personal WRC head-Henning Solberg but plans for to-head this year between the this entry were unsettled. Volk-two Middle East WRC patrons, swagen came to the rally already Citroen Abu Dhabi's Khalid with an anniversary to celebrate, Al Qassimi and M-Sport Qatar as this year's Sweaish was exactly team's Nasser Al Attiyah. While five years ago since the first ever Al Attiyah had been very active WRC win for Jari-Matti Latvala. recently in WRC and cross coun- As for Mini, Lotos Team WRC try events, Al Qassimi had only came again with a one-car team, recently returned to active rally with Michal Kosciuszko making sport after a year spent mostly his first appearance on this event setting up the Abu Dhabi Racing for seven years since his S 1600 operation and also recuperating Suzuki days in the Junior WRC. from a hip injury. The battle Early entries included non cham-between Qatar and Abu Dhabi pionship drivers Valeriy Gorban is a fascinating motorsport ri-and Oleksii Kikireshko with valry this year, with Abu Dhabi Mini RRC cars. coming to Sweden having won During the weekend before Monte Carlo, and Qatar having the rally came the dramas. Firstly won the Qatar MERC event, came news that Nasser was ill and for both these nations events unable to drive. Immediately the of almost equal importance! experienced WRC driver Mat-Both operations have registered thew Wilson was brought back to second level "M2" teams in the the M-Sport team, with Nasser's ·• WRC, always a one-car team for codriver Giovanni Bernacchini Citroen and a variable team, by his side -and a problem for sometimes one car and some-the FIA to solve. Should Wilson times two cars, for M-Sport. take over as a manufacturers' For Sweden, Loeb and championship points scorer? It Hirvonen drove in the Citroen was too complicated to handle, "M 1" (Manufacturers') team, the organisers decided the rule Al Qassimi for the "M2" (WRC about nominating registered team) while Dani Sordo on his drivers in advance had been 100th start in a world cham-breached and therefore Wilson pionship rally competed in a would not score. Curiously, the privateer role, unable to score car he was to drive was the same manufacturer team points on car in which he made his last this occasion. Supporting Mads previous WRC appearance, six Ostberg and Evgeniy Novikov months earlier at Rally GB. On in the M-Sport "M 1" team, on that occasion, the car exhorted this occasion M-Sport planned people to visit Cumbria. Now to field two registered cars in it was exhorting people to visit their "M2" team, for Al Attiyah Qatar! Nasser wasn't the only and Thierry Neuville. Juho Han- casualty. Also reporting absence ninen was also entlered by the on account of 'flu was the Swed-"M2" Qatar World Rally Team ish national champion veteran driver Mats Jonsson who had en-tered the historic car section, the first Swedish rally he had missed since 1979. Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen flew their Citroen DS3 a 17th place overall in Sweden, they were 32 minutes behind the winning car. Juho Hanninen and Tomi Tuominen drove their Ford Fiesta RS to a sixth place finish in Sweden, here in the heavy ice and snow. Then Henning Solberg's hopes finally took shape. At 18h00 on the evening before the start, he was allowed to borrow the M-Sport test car for the event. There was no news about who was funding the car. Norwegian media talked about mysterious anonymous sponsors. The car appeared at Shakedown in full white colours, apart from Michelin stickers! During the ral-ly the car was given "Watch This Space" stickers. His intended co-driver Stephane Prevot had long since abandoned expectations the entry would materialise. Within hours Emil Axelsson was Page 18 March 2013 Dusty Times ..,.: I

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Henning Solberg and Emil Axelsson finished eighth overall in their Ford Fiesta RS, they're seen here before an admiring crowd. Michal Koscius and Maciej Szczepaniak drove their John Cooper Works Mimi to a 14th place overall in Sweden, seen here in the heavy white stuff. Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila finished first off the podium in Sweden, they're seen here in their Volkswagen Polo at high speed. contacted, and by first thing on the Tuesday morning he had met up with Henning for the start of recce. A special change this year for the rally had a surprising result. It had been decided to run His-toric cars for the entertainment of spectators between the first and second runs on some of the stages, the surprise being that more competitors entered the historic category than the main event itself! And as a special treat one of the competitors was Petter Solberg in his Viking Motorsport Ford Escort RS1800. Although the historic category was a per-formance competition there was a very wide spread of types of car entered. This was the first meaning-ful opportunity to assess the strength of the new FIA sup-port championships. The WRC2 series for four-wheel drive cars had initially attracted seventeen entries, with the expectation of more to come. New to the series for this event included a Subaru for Arman Smailov from Kazakhstan and a Fiesta RRC for Eyvind Bynildsen. On this event, Lorenzo Bertelli was entered as a non-championship driver. Michelin supply most of the competitors: DMack's presence in the WRC cars is with Prokop, Ketomaa and Kosciu~ko, and in WRC2 with Brynildsen, Nicolas Fuchs, Rasheed Alketbi, Martin Hudec and Marco Vallario. 43 cars were on the official start list, notable non starters were Benito Guerra's private Citroen entry, PG Andersson's official Proton entry, Laivola's Peugeot S2000 and Eamonn Bo-land's Subaru. Notable changes were that the Ukraine driver Valeriy Gorban swapped his new Mini and reverted to his old Mit-subishi, while Oleksii Kikireshko drove a Mini S2000 from the Tamrazov team. "Free practice" (the name now given to the Shakedown for Pri-ority drivers before they tackled the Qualifying Stage) produced a surprise when the VWs of Ogier and Latvala were quickest overall but were a disaster for Jarkko Nikara who spun off, damaged the front left and the rear right suspension of his Prodrive Mini. Good news was that the condi-tions were ideal, and by the time the QS started a couple of hours later, the conditions were su-perb. Once again Ogier was the quickest but Latvala stalled on the start line but was still sixth fastest. Ostberg was 0.9 seconds behind Ogier, with Hirvonen third. There were surprises from firstly Pontus Tidemand, on his first rally in a World Rally Car, fourth fastest, and secondly at a tactical error by Loeb which Dusty Times would eventually cost him the chance to fight for victory. Loeb, "I had a bad start. I saw the mar-shals putting snow in the ruts left by cars earlier and I thought I am not going to sweep the soft snow out of the line for the benefit of the other drivers. So I lined up the car parallel to the ruts on ·to hard packed ground, not realising I was actually on the ice and I could not get away eas-ily. Maybe in the stage I was also being too safe and not aggressive enough." Jarkko Nikara's Mini was re-paired during the afternoon, hav-ing missed the QS, which meant that of the 17 Priority drivers he was involuntarily given the last chance to select a favourable position which was duly the first car on the road. He had already been selected for first car on the road for the Thursday night superspecial. There was panic for Eyvind Brynildsen before the superspecial trotting track stage when his car would not start, and work by the mechanics who finally discovered a broken wire, but, he was ten minutes (lm40s penalty) late already. The pros-pect of more snow to come made the selection process a foregone conclusion, with Sebastien Ogier picking 17th slot and all the oth-ers one place earlier in the run-ning order. On the superspecial Ogier slid into a snow bank d ur-ing his run and ended up ninth fastest, with Loeb quickest, a half second ahead jointly of Novikov and Latvala. Day 1 Friday Conditions were nearly com-pletely perfect on Friday morn-ing. Air temperatures of minus seven or eight were reported, there were changeable condi-tions with occasional extra snow and certainly there were no com-p la in ts from drivers who se-lected later starting positions, except that as more cars had gone through the stages the more lose snow was on the tracks. Fri-day saw two loops of three classic Warmland stages, followed in the evening by another run round the Karlstad trotting track su-perspecial stage. Action started almost immediately. Matthew Wilson went into a snow bank and lost around four. minutes, and shortly afterwards Khalid Al Qassimi arrived, swerved to avoid Wilson's car and lost about eight. Then came news that Mikko Hirvonen was off as well, eventually losing about 24 min-utes, "We went off the road at a place where someone had been off before and removed the snow bank." In the process Hirvonen rolled the car though there was no obvious evidence of dam-age. Jari Ketomaa had problems with the power steering when this cured itself in time for the second stage of the day but then came even more drama. Mads Ostberg arrived at the finish with the engine badly overheating and badly losing power. Eventually it was discovered that a water hose had broken and the crew were able to change this, but the en-gine was so hot it was some time before they could fill it up with water. His rally looked doomed, but he arrived at the start of the next stage, only to have an argument with the marshals who tried to say he was three minutes late when he knew he was only two ... Coming through all this was Ogier, making fastest time and taking the lead from Loeb. Only two stages later was the error for Ostberg corrected and 1-r111r lllrll#I March 2013 he rose from an alleged sixth place to jump ahead of Evgeniy Novikov and Pontus Tidemand into fourth, exactly a half minute behind Ogier. Dramas continued when im-mediately after the start of stage three Nikara understeered off the road and was stuck there for 42 minutes. There was more stress for Ostberg when a piece of roll cage protection fell under the driver's pedals, but at least the engine seemed to have survived its earlier 140 degree torture. Ostberg was by now really angry with life! Loeb was meanwhile cautious, "Not driving well, dif-ficult to find a good rhythm and still stay on the road!" Ogier made fastest time again, and mentioned he still had a gear problem. He was unable to make his usual clutchless shifts, "Only 95% driving." Hirvonen was still smiling despite being one to last in front of only Nikara, joking it was a big improvement for him to be staying on the road! Cor-rected midday positions were Ogier 10.1 second in front of Loeb, who was only 0.8 in front of Latvala. Four stages so far, three different stage winners. Hasse Gustafsson stopped with a damaged outer driveshaft joint. Oleksii Tamrazov went off the road and rolled his ca·r. 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I,/ I" I f, f up to tenth and thrilled. On the first stage of the sec-ond loop Loeb was again cau-tious, "Good grip on the lines, no grip if you go out of the lines," and this let Latvala get past into second !"lace, so Volk-swagens were lying 1-2. Kosciusz-ko was struggling, "We changed the gearbox at midday service and this changed the driving characteristics of the car, it is now like a rear wheel drive car." Wilson said that the passage of the historic cars after the first run for the championship cars certainly left a lot of lose snow and some different lines on the road. On the road up to stage 5 Ketomaa stopped with a broken driveshaft and then on stage 5 Khalid Al Qassimi slid off the road for a couple of minutes. On stage 6 Dani Sardo lost six minutes off the road, and there was now only one Citroen in the top 12 places! What will Citroen do when they do not have Loeb anymore? And to make matters worse, Loeb was slowed trying to pass his stricken fellow Citroen driver! Behind the two leading VWs and Loeb's Citroen, fourth through to tenth places were now all Fiesta WRCs. The main ques-tion for the afternoon stages was whether to take two spare wheels (as Latvala and Loeb did) or one, like Ostberg. Ostberg was mak-ing steady second places on stag-es despite conserving his tyres for the 23km stage at the end of the loop. On the final stage Lat-vala lost a few seconds, because of intercom failure, just enough time to let Loeb move back up to second place. Ostberg found he lost time towards the end of stage 7 when the tyres wore out, "I am happy despite the troubles this morning! I am sure that we can catch Loeb and Latvala ahead of us tomorrow, but I think that Ogier is just too fast for us!" By the end of the afternoon stages Sardo was back up to 11th while Wilson was 18th, Al Qassimi 28th and Hirvonen 31st. Ogier was now 32.2 seconds in front as the cars 'made their way southwards towards Karlstad for the second nighttime super-special. Continuing a most im-pressive performance was Pontus Tidemand, now the only Swedish driver running in the top 25 competitors, the former Acade-my driver on his first WRC event in a WRC car. The Superspecial provided joint scratch times for Mikko Hirvonen and Jari-Matti Latvala, while Sebastien Ogier was cautious, after making six fastest times of the eight stages held in Day 1. In WRC2 Brynildsen started off with a mission starting from 12 t.h, and last place, and was up to tenth after the first stage of the day, then fifth after the second and despite a delay was fourth at midday, but there was more trouble. After passing the spectacular "Colin's Crest" jump on the final stage of the loop, he spun and impacted a rock to the extent that he hurt his foot. At service it was discovered he had broken the cross member, which was changed, and more seriously there was engine trouble caused by the impact, so he became the second DMack team retirement of the day. Yasheed Al Rajhi held the lead for the first three stages. Anders Grondal stopped on stage 2 when he went off the Page 20 road and stopped to clear snow from the engine. He recovered from fifth to second on stage 3 and then went in to the lead on the final stage of the first loop of mid afternoon. Grondal had been up to 11th overall, driving conservatively, with "a little extra possible" as he controlled his po-sition against Al Rajhi. Nicolas Fuchs had the engine stop spas-modically during the morning. Arman Smailov had a driveshaft failure in the afternoon. Alexan-der Villanueva had some electri-cal problems, and by evening the only missing WRC2 driver of the 12 starters was Brynildsen. Go-ing well in the morning was the non championship driver Michal Solowow who led Class 2 mo-mentarily. Non championship Peugeot driver Vasily Gryazin Ju-nior, was reportedly off the road in the morning and had stopped for the day. Day 2 (Saturday) It was a little colder today with snow everywhere. 42 driv-ers restarted so the only definite retirement to date was Brynild-sen. Jari Ketomaa was first car on the road to face the fresh snow followed by Jarkko Nikara, who was suffering from 'flu, and then third was Mikko Hirvonen. The rally headed to the mixture of the four stages to the east of Hagfors. First was the fast wide Sagen public road stage, then the rougher Fredriksberg, the 22kmn Rammen stage and finally the short Hagfors sprint stage. Dra-ma came soon. Matthew Wilson 61st Swedish Rally 2013 (S) Karlstad-Hagfors 7/10.02.2013 WCR / WRC2 (4WD) / WRC3 (2WD) round 2 1 (8) Sebastien OGIER/Julien Ingrassia F Volkswagen Polo R (M) 2 (1) Sebastien LOEB/Daniel Elena F/MC Citroen DS3 (M) 3 (4) Mads OSTBERG/Jonas Andersson N/S Ford Fiesta RS (M) 4 (7) Jari-Matti LATVALA/Miikka Anttila FIN Volkswagen Polo R (M) 5 (11) Thierry NEUVILLE/Nicolas Gilsoul B Ford Fiesta RS (M) 6 (15) Juho Hanninen/Tomi Tuominen FIN Ford Fiesta RS (M) 7 (21) Martin PROKOP/Michal Ernst CZ Ford Fiesta RS (DM) 8 (16) Henning Solberg/Emil Axelsson N/S Ford Fiesta RS (M) 9 (5) Evgeniy NOVIKOV/llka Minor RUS/A Ford Fiesta RS (M) 10 (35) Yazeed Al Raj~UMichael Orr SA/GB Ford Fiesta RRC (M) 11 (42) Anders Grondal/Trond Svendsen N Subaru lmpreza (M) 13 (32) Sepp Wiegand/Frank Christian D Skoda F abia S2000 (M) 14 (12) Michal KOSCIUSZKO/Maciej Szczepaniak PL Mini John Cooper Works (DM) 15 (34) Yuriy Protasov/Kuldar Sikk UA/EE Subaru lmpreza R4 (M) 16 (41) Nicolas Fuchs/Fernando Mussano PER/RA Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X (DM) 17 (2) Mikko HIRVONEN/Jarrno Lehtinen FIN Citroen DS3 (M) 19 (40) Arman Smailov/Andrey Rusov KZ/RUS Subaru lmpreza N14 (M) 22 (27) Hasse Gustafsson/Mikael Johansson S/N Ford Fiesta RS (M) 23 (38) Ricardo Trivino/Alex Haro MEX/E Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X (M) 25 (23) Jarkko Nikara/Jarkko Kalliolepo FIN Mini John Cooper Works (M) 26 (36) Rashid _AlketbUKarina Hepperle UAE/0 Skoda Fabia S2000 (DM) 27 (6) Matthew Wilson/Giovanni Bemacchini GB/I Ford Fiesta RS (M) 28 (45) Alexander Villanueva/Oscar Sanches E Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X (M) 31 (43) Martin Hudec/Jacub Kotal CZ Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX (DM) 32 (28) Oleksii Tamrazov/Pavlo Cherepin UA Ford Fiesta RS (M) 33 (46) Marco Vallario/Antonio Pascale I Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X (DM) rolled his Fiesta on Sagen leav-ing it unceremoniously upside down beside the track and then Pontus Tidemand slowed to came to a halt on the stage with suspected engine trouble. The engine had overheated and the damage was too severe for him to continue. Meanwhile Sebastien Loeb had increased his pace and started to pull gently away from Latvala while Ostberg reduced Latvala's advantage by over seven seconds by the end of the morn-ing loop. Latvala analysed his efforts, "even when we arrive there is still a lot of snow on the road, and I am still learning the car." On the rougher stage 10 Latvala made best time, the sixth different driver to win a scratch time in the first half of the event, WCR points WCR WCD 2 WRC WOB-VW361 (D) 3h.11 m.41.9s. WRC BK317DW(F) 3h.12m.23.7s. WRC PX61AWU (GB) 3h.13m.06.4s. WRC WOB-VW362 (D) 3h.13m.12.5s. WRC PX12CPZ (GB) 3h.16m.48.3s. WRC PX61AYK (GB) 3h.17m.25.0s. WRC 06R0030 (CZ) 3h.23m.07 .3s. WRC PX60AUW (GB) 3h.23m.24.6s. WRC RU55ALM (GB) 3h.24m.46.6s. WRC2/C2 9-YAZ-999 (B) 3h.28m.08.9s. WRC2/C3 KF81161 (N) 3h.28m.52.4s. WRC2/C2 13R0021 (CZ) 3h.32m.14.0s. WRC CU11FXE (GB) 3h.36m.50.8s. WRC2/C2 OU60ECJ (GB) 3h.37m.10.2s. WRC2/C3 7643GTS (E) 3h.42m.58.7s. WRC CN995XE (F) 3h.43m.00.9s. WRC2/C3 A770TOO (KZ) 3h.48m.00.9s. WRC DMZ763 (S)3h.54m.58.1s.(4) two drivers each for Citroen, Ford and VW. Latvala, "It is like the Polo needs to be driven a bit more like a front-wheel drive car". On the Fredriksberg stage Ogier lost his sense of rhythm and started to ease his pace, losing more time on the sprint stage. Ogier, ".I am not so good getting off the line at the stage starts", he joked. Fastest on the sp.rint stage was Hirvonen, hav-ing conserved his efforts earlier in the morning, "It is the first time in the last five years that I have tackled this stage still with good studded tyres." Other drivers were sliding around on worn out tyres. Meanwhile the cars headed for the lunchtime regroup and service at Hagfors where opinions were being aired. 3 • 25 25+3 18 18 15 15+1 12 12+2 10 10 8 8 6 4 6 2 1 25 18 15 4 12 10 2 8 WRC2/C3 6394GYH (MEX) 3h.57m.28.0s.(1) 6 WRC 1WRC (GB)4h.05m.27.0s. WRC2/C2 14R 0200 (CZ) 4h.06m.11.4s. 4 WRC PX61AYL (GB) 4h.07m.29.2s.(8) WRC2/C3 4929HBL(E) 4h.10m.56.8s.(2) 2 WRC2/C3 O1R 0131 (CZ) 4h.40m.08.2s.(1) 1 WRC SP0260(EE) 4h.48m.00.0s. WRC2/C3 DP984JW (I) 4h.48m.50.5s. 43 (12 WRC2/0 WRC3) starters. 34 (10 WRC2/0 WRC3) finishers. MANUFACTURERS' DRIVER Tyres: DM=DMack; M=Michelin. (Missed stages or road sections) . Winne~s average speed over stages 105.76kkph. +=Power stage points. LEADING RETIREMENTS (10) Khalid Al QASSIMI/Scott Martin (14) Dani Sordo/Carlos Del Barrio UAE/GB E Citroen DS3 (M) Citroen DS3 (M) (22) Pontus Tidemand/Ola Floene (25) Jari Ketomaa/Kaj Lindstrom (47) ~yvind Brynildsen/Anders Fredriksson SIN FIN N/S Ford Fiesta RS (M) Ford Fiesta RS (DM) Ford Fiesta RRC (DM) RALLY LEADERS Loeb stage 1, Ogier 2-22. WRC2 LEADERS Al Rajhi stages 1-3, Grondal 4-16, Al Rajhi 17-22. CLASS 2 LEADERS Al Rajhi stages 1-3, Solowow (Peugeot) 4+5, Al Rajhi 6-22. CLASS 3 LEADERS Grondal stage 1, Gorban 2 (Mitsubishi), Grondal 3-22. The Route Special Stages Day 1 K11rlstad (Thursday 2000) -8 gravel -130.60km (1-8) Karlstad -Hagfors -Hagfors -Hagfors -Karlstad (Friday 1940) Day 2 Karlstad (Saturday 0615) -8 gravel -113.02km (9-16) Hagfors -Hagfors -Hagfors (Saturday 1727) Day 3 Hagfors (Sunday 0600) -6 gravel -94 .29km (17-22) Kirkener -Torsby -Hagfors -Karlstad (Sunday 1639) 22 stages-337.91km Weather: Cloudy with some falling snow. 2 stages in darkness. Leading Special Stages positions : 1 2 3 4 Ogier 11 6 1 1 Loeb 7 6 4 2 Ostberg 2 5 7 3 Hirvonen 2 2 3 Latvala 1 3 6 7 Neuville 1 .. Novikov 5 Nikara Tidemand WRC2 Al Rajhi won 14 stages, Grondal 6, Brynildsen 2. CLASS 2 Al Rajhi won 17 stages, Brynildsen & Solowow 2 each, Wiegand r: CLASS 3 Grondal won 20 stages, Gorban 2. Total Distance 616.94km 503.91km 468.93km 1589.78km 5 6 1 2 1 4 1 3 3 4 1 3 5 6 2 LAST STAGE COMPLETED WRC BF137XC (F) WRC BF082XC (F) WRC DJY 797 (S)engine WRC PX60AVG (GB) WRC2/C2 PX60AVO (GB) Crews Restarting 42 37 engine accident codriver ill engine 15 19 8 (3) 16 4 Positions in World Championship for Rallies (WCR): Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT 57 points, Volkswagen Motorsport WRT 55, Qatar M-Sport WRT 31, Abu Dhabi Citroen Total WRT 15, Lotos Team WRC 12, Qatar WRT 10, Jipocar Czech National Team 8. Leading positions in World Championship for Drivers (WCD): Ogier 46 points, Loeb 43, Ostberg 24, Sordo 15, Latvala 14, Hirvonen & Prokop 12, Bouflier & Neuville 10, Hanninen 8, etc. Leading positions in WRC2 (4WD)(Round 1/13)(Best 6n scores to count): Wiegand (2/7) 40 points, Protasov (2/7) 27, Al Rajhi 25 (1n), Kremer (1n) 18, Grondal (1ll) 18, etc. WRC2 Teams Cup: WRC2 Production Car Cup: Trivino 30 points, Kremer & Grondal 25, Fuchs 18, Smailov 15, etc. Position in WRC3 (2WD)(Round 2/13)(Best 5/6 scores to count): Chardonnet (1/6) 25 points. From: Martin Holmes, Prospect Cottage, Pyrford Green, Woking, Surrey, GU22 8UZ. UK Tel: +44 (0) 1932 352894 & 347757. Fax: +44 (0) 1932 343102. Email: Karlstad 10th February 2013 March 2013 Dusty Times

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Evgeniy Novikov and lilka Minor drove to a ninth place overall finish Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul drove their Ford Fiesta RS to a in Sweden, they're see here in their Ford Fiesta RS saving a bit of Dani Sordo and Carlos Del Barrio were in an accident on Stage 19, fifth place finish, seen here in the dark forests of Sweden. tire wear. they retired their Citroen DS3, seen here at speed early on. Citroen Racing chief: "If Sebas-tien (Loeb) loses this rally we can put it all down to his bad run through the_ Qualifying Stage". Jari Ketomaa continued run-ning first car on the road, suf-fering far more than had been expected from the snow debris of the Historic cars run between the first and second loop of the stag-es. Michal Kosciuszko continued his struggle in the Mini to find an ideal step-up, his car sliding around a lot. On the third stage of the afternoon loop Khalid Al Qassimi heavily impacted a log pile and punctured one tyre and damaged another. He also allowed the engine to overheat having driven into a snowbank on the previous stage and when he got to the end of the stage parked the car up and retired, without attempting to carry on. In the battle for third place Mads Ostberg steadily hauled in Jari-Matti Latvala passing him into third place after the second stage of the loop when Latvala stated he was unhappy with the way the car drove in ruts when the road was narrow. On the longer third stage Ostberg admitted having a scary moment which slowed him down on a long fast stretch while Loeb twice drove through snowbanks. Nikara ended the day with a brake problem, Kos-ciuszko with difficulty to turn into slow corners while Han-ninen lost a minute after going straight on into a snowy earth bank which dropped him from sixth to seventh on the Hagfors sprint stage. Ogier moved steadily on-wards towards a legendary vic-tory in the second part of the rally, pacing himself according to circumstance. He started the day leading Loeb by 31.2 seconds and ended the day with a lead of 26.9s. Loeb continued to main-tain the pressure on Ogier, "We lost too much time on Day l ", rued Loeb, but was proving un-catchable for whoever was lying third. Ostberg was 30.8s adrift of Loeb with Latvala, lying fourth, "It was a frustrating day but we made no mistakes", just fur-ther behind. In the WRC2 the battle be-tween the Group N Subaru of Anders Granda! and the RRC Fiesta of Yazeed Al Rajhi contin-ued, with Yazeed winning more and more of the stages as he became accustomed to the condi-tions, reducing his deficit over four stages from 32.6s to 17.6s. At halfway in the rally, Subaru Group N driver Grondal was leading Class 3 in front of the non championship Mitsubishi of Ukraine Valeriy Gorban by near-ly seven minutes. Gorban how-ever was stopped by scrutineers as he had a damaged mileage. Dusty Times Al Rajhi progressively reduced Grondal's lead to the point he was only 0.3 second behind be-fore the short Hagfors Sprint at the end of the day, but his studs were destroyed by the emerging stretches of gravel and Granda! held on to his lead overnight. On the penultimate stage Hudec lost a lot of time off the road and stopped. Sixth place was changing in the battle between the Mexican Ricardo Trivino and the Kazakhstan driver Ar-man Smailov but at the Hagfors Sprint, despite Smailov himself losing some time, found he was over nine minutes ahead of Tri-vino. All 11 WRC2 cars survived to restart for the final day. By the end of the day Grondal' s lead in Class 3 had risen to ten minutes, now ahead of Fuchs. French cars were dominating the two-wheel drive classes, led by Della Casa's Citroen DS3 R3T (Class 5) while Renault Twingos led two classes, the R2 by Papa (Class 6) and the Rl by Cominelli (Class 9). The Historic cars ended their competition after the run stages between the first and second loop. Petter Solberg's Escort well in front of the Audi Coupe Quattro of Emil Johansson. In addition to Solberg class win-ners were Mats Myrsell (Porsche 911RS), P-O Davidsson (Volvo 242T) and Bjorn Sjunning (Ford Lotus Cortina). Day 3 (Sunday) Two cars listed for restart-ing on Day 3 failed to appear, Khalid Al Qassimi on account of engine damage and Jari Keto-maa on account of illness of his codriver, Kaj Lindstrom, which caused him to lose his voice, so 37 cars restarted for the final day. Matthew Wilson's car was repaired and started first car on road in front of Jarkko Nikara, with Mikko Hirvonen again third on the road, still suffering from running early on account of overnight snow lying on the stages, and early morning dark-ness which meant driving with full spotlights, unpleasant in the falling snow. Any thoughts of cruising to the finish were gone, Loeb was keeping up the pres-sure on Ogier, and Latvala on Ostberg, but there were orders in M-Sport to end the battle between Neuville and Hanninen after Hanninen was delayed the day before in a snow bank. This was Norway day, with the opening stage starting in Sweden and passing non-stop into Norway, with only remote service after the first five stages, before the final Power Stage. Henning Solberg almost never reached the first stage when alternator trouble stopped the car. He had to dismantle the alternator where he found a loose wire, and after 27 minutes was able to restart the event, a penalty of 4m30s which dropped him two places. Loeb made best time on the opening three stages of the day before Ogier stormed through the rerun of the short Kirkaener stage which estab-lished Loeb unhappily in a de-feated second place. Hirvonen was unhappy running so early, saying the car was always moving about on top of the loose snow. Ostberg said as soon as the open-ing stage has passed into Norway he felt happier! Latvala realised the battle for third place was not going well, "It is like I have to change my driving style com-pletely. I have to be more precise. I have got to accept the fact the car feels it is too soft." After the first run through the spectacular Kirkaener stage the crews went back for a repeat of the stage and suddenly it was a lot more slippery. First in trouble was Dani Sardo who impacted a rock and retired from the rally, then Novikov slid off the road and rolled, losing ten minutes and dropping from fifth to ninth. Ostberg was feeling happier, with the final two stages between him and yet another podium result. On the penultimate stage Loeb lost some time in a snow bank and gave up his pressure on Ogi-er. Swedish driver Hasse Gustafs-son was delighted, "It had always been my dream to drive my home rally in a World Rally Car!" All down now to the PowerStage, the first Power Stage to be held this year back in Sweden. It was almost inevitable, Ogier won that as well, and finally beat his old nemesis colleague Loeb by 41.8s seconds. Oh dear, Latvala was disappointed, last year's win-ner admitting,"My driving hasn't been so great this time" and Han-ninen was no happier "Not my weekend, I wasn't as close to the top as I wanted to be!" Martin Prokop brought his privately-run team car home in seventh place for the second time in as many rallies. Of course Sebastien Ogi-er was over the moon, "a perfect car, thanks to all the team!" All 11 WRC2 runners set off for the final day. Granda! finally had to yield to Al Rajhi, when he spun and gave up the battle,"! am still happy, I did my best, I finished second." Al Rajhi finished in the overall top ten, , the first Saudi to score world championship points in a car that was recently rebuilt after be-ing destroyed last year in Cyprus, and won his class as did his rival Granda!. Della Casa (Class 5) and Papa (Class.6) respectively won their classes , but the little Class 9 Rl Renault Twingo of Cominelli retired. The championship standings see one win each to Citroen and Volkswagen, and just two points separate them in the Manufac-turers' series with Citroen just ahead. Ogier has gone ahead. of Loeb in the Drivers' champion-ship, his PowerStage points mak-ing all the difference as they each have one win and one second place each. Ostberg holds third place, followed by a group of six drivers with just five points sepa-rating them. In the WRC2 Sepp Wiegand in the Skoda S2000 leads from Protasov's R4 Subaru and Al Rajhi's RRC Fiesta. The Production Car Cup is led by Ri-cardo Trivino, the only driver to have competed on the first two rallies and scored twice. With no competitors in WRC3 the standings are unchanged from Monte Carlo. LA.J2C crw @ £rli9 & & m u fi!1 ©' ~f11i7JI!l;JJ'_~ Home Of The Race Auto .s I IL • Race car I Pre Runner I sand car 818-998-2739 9763 VARIEL AVENUE, CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 March 2013 • I ::a t 9. Q • • Page 21

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4' I 1. AT GLEN HELEN Minnier Takes Gold By Roger Lohrman Photos: Trackside Photo Randy Minnier took the gold medal in the Pro Buggy/Desert Buggy action, Randy is seen here coming in for the checkers. The 2013 Lu.cas Regional Kartek Round 1 at Glen Helen was a huge success. There were 141 vehicles in attendance, the racing was good and I'm sure everyone had a good time. We'll start with the Pro Buggy/Desert Buggy race, there were 25 of them entered and two thirds of them made it all the way. They had 14 laps to go for their race and when the smoke cleared it was Ran-dy Minnier taking the gold medal, Geoffrey Cooley was right there in second place, less than a second in arrears, Steve Greinke took third place honors, Mike Halliday was fourth to finish and Steve Estey rounded out the top five finishers. Dave Bonner took sixth place honors, Ster-ling Cling was lucky seventh, Chad Cummings took eighth place honors, John Sprague finished in ninth place and he was the last of the 14 lap finishers. Keaton Swane was shown in 10th place with 12 laps completed, Dillon Reimer completed nine laps and was shown 11th, Arden Denning-ton finished eight laps and was shown in the 12th spot, Erils Jacobus did not complete a lap and was shown 13th, Joe Masek was shown 14th with no laps completed and Greg VISIT OUR WEBSITE WWW.HDRARACE,COM FOR DETAILS l 20 l 3 Hl~t-4 Dt:SL!;T RA:: 1',,3 AG:.3"'-. Page 22 March 2013 In the 1600 Buggy action it was Bradley Morris taking a nice win, Brad is seen here on his way to the wonderful checkered flag . ........... Jeremiah Staggs took the gold medal in the Walker Evans Racing RZR at the Glen, Jeremiah is seen here saving a bit of tire wear. Foster was shown 15th, he too with no laps completed. The 1600 Buggy's were next up, there were 20 of them entered and fully 15 of them made all the required laps. When the checkered flag flew it was Bradley Morris taking a very nice win, Kyle Guinn was less than two seconds in ar-rears, Bruce Braley was six sec-onds back in third place, Zach Sizelove was another two sec-onds back in the fourth spot and Ron Carter was fifth to finish, another three seconds in arrears. Jake Laff was sixth car to finish, Sean Kennedy was lucky seventh, Steve Lang held down eighth spot, John Proctor finished in ninth place and Shelby Anderson was 10th in. Steven Clabaugh was 11th to take the checkers, Renzo Ricci made it an even dozen, Brad Wilson was un-lucky l3th, Kevin Streety was 14th to take the flag and Chad Graham finished in 15th place and he was the last of the 14 lap finishers. Robert Lansing finished eight lap~ and was shown 16th, Lucas Knecht did not finish a la and was shown 17th, Joe Laff was shown 18th with no laps completed, Kevin McCullough completed no laps and was shown 19th and Jason Helms also complet-ed no laps and was shown 20th• The Walker Evans Racing RZR troops were next up, there were 17 of them entered and they had to finish 12 laps .• for a finish and eight of them made it all the way. When the checkers flew it was J er-emiah Staggs taking the gold medal, Cody Rahders came in 1.3 seconds later for second place, Bryan Carr took third place honors, he was another five seconds in arrears, fourth place went to Brandon Alt-man, less than another sec-ond back and Myles Cheek finished in fifth place. Dave Lytle was sixth to finish, John Schaffer was eighth in, and Joe Greco was the last of the 12 lap finishers. Tim Comp-ton only finished 11 laps as did Jake Greco. Jeremy Merrill finished seven laps and was shown l l th, Michael Gonzalez finished eight laps and was shown 12th, Casey Filipi only com leted two la s and he was Travis Pecoy took the Titan Electric Modified Kart win at the, Glen, Travis is seen here leading the class on his way to the checkers. Dusty Times I;

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Brooke Gawel/ took second place honors in the Titan Electric Modified Bryce McDaniel took second place honors in the 32 Kart action at the Gary Thompson was the silver medal winner in the Stock Rhino Kart battle, Brooke is seen here beautifully airborne. Glen, Bryce is seen here just before landing on his way to the flag. action, Gary is seen here in beautiful level flight at the Glen meet. shown l3t\ Jason Merrell only got one lap completed and he was shown in 14th place. Roger Diaz, Brandon Bailey and Sheldon Creed did not finish their first lap and were shown 15th through 17th• The Titan Electric Modi-fied Kart event had 12 en-trants and they had 12 laps to go for a finish. Eight of. them were able to make it all the way. The big win went to Travis Pecoy, he won with six seconds in hand, Brooke Kawell took second place hon-ors, Broe Dickerson was third to finish, Trevor Brisca was fourth in and Jimmy Weitzel was the fifth place finisher. Sixth place went to Christo-pher Polvoorde, Shelby An-derson was seventh to cross the line and Wesley Atherton finished eighth and was the fi-nal 12 lap finisher. Cory Win-ner finished 11 laps and was shown ninth, Taylor Wood was shown 10th with eight laps completed, Darren Hard-esty Jr: was shown 11th with five laps completed and Matt Baker was shown 12th with no laps complete. Next up were the 32 Kart troops, there were 16 of them entered and fully 13 of them made all the 10 required laps. Dylan Plemons was the class winner, he had 1.3 seconds in hand at the checkers, Bryce McDaniel was second to fin-ish, Ryan Carey took home the bronze medal, Nathan Barry finished in the fourth spot and Ricky Gutierrez was fifth to finish. A sixth place finish went to Ronnie Ander-son, Bear Nunley took seventh place honors, Hailie Deegan was eighth to finish, Taylor Wood was ninth in and Brett Boden finished in the 10th spot. An 11th place finish went to Timmy Moran, Dylan Min-nier was 11th to take the check-ers and Bransen Chiaramonte finished 12th and was the last of the 10 lap finishers. Dylan Winbury finished eight laps and was shown 14th, Hayden Cling only had three laps com-pleted and was shown 15th and Cory Winner was shown 16th with no laps completed. The Black Rhino UTV Race had 17 competitors, they had to finish 12 laps for their race and 11 of them did just that. Taking the gold medal for the class was Jimmy Fishback, he had almost three seconds in hand when he took the check-ered flag, Gary Thompson slid into the second spot, Dustin Nelson took third place hon-ors, Robert Wilson finished first off the podium and Sean Lorenz finished in the fifth Dusty Times spot, 31 seconds behind the leader. Blake Malgren was sixth to finish, Ken Johnson was seventh in, Steve Bucaro finished in eigth place, Steve Beilman took ninth place hon-ors and Matt Baker slid into 10th place. Wayne Matlock finished in the 11th spot and Wayne was the last of the 12 lap finishers. Brandon Cun-ningham was only able to Dry lreak Tower • 100 Gallon Capacity • Single or Double Dry Break • EZSetUp • Affordable lndyCar Fl Technology lcoe1 .. r111 • Dump Cans • Hose • Reducer,s • Filler Necks & Caps Belaeta • Snell SA 2005 Forced Air Helmets G·FOllf£ • Wired for Communication & Ear Bud Ready IIACINBOEAa ---HJC MOTORSPORTS • • Racing Optics Tear Offs • Universal and Custom Molded Ear Buds • Helmet Skirts • Shields lool.llrm Blower Systems • Highest Flowing Systems I • 105, 135, 150, 235 and 250 CF.M Ratings • High Flow Filters & Custom Hoses • Trophy Kart Kits for Driver & Clutch Cooler get 10 laps completed, Jared Poppe got nine laps under his belt, Bryan Osborn got 10 laps in, Mike. Gardnes finished five laps and was shown 15th, Cori Andrews was shown 16th with three laps completed and Kenny Frost was listed as 17th with no laps completed. The Mickey Thompson Mini Stock/Open VS/Full Continued on page 24 Comauleatlon Systems • Vertex 5 to 110 Watt Radio Systems • Hi-Fl Intercom Systems • Chase & Race Packages • Base Station Packages • Crew Chief & Kart Packages h. Car Cam.era System • EZ 1 Button Operation • Exclusive Racer X .Motorsports Package • 5.7 hours of High Resolution recording time • Up to 12 hours of operation on 4AA Lithium Ion Batteries • Can be Interfaced to Intercom for full audio experience • 411/2 Gallon Capacity • SCORE / BITD / FIA Approved • Tapered Design Provides Increased Ground Clearance & .Maximizes Usable Fuel • Fuel Lev~l Sending UnitiJ Available • Caps, Necks, Hose, Filters and Pumps Available YOUR SOUBCB FOB PBOFBSSIONAL BACB PBODUC'l'S 10815 Wheatlands Avenue, Suite K • Santee, CA 92071 619-258-RACE (7223) • Fax 619-258-0883 • March 2013 Page 23

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It was a second place finish in MT Mini Stock for Scott Johnson at Bear Nunley took the silver medal in the AM Ortega 31 Kart action, Miles Cheek, foreground, leads the pack as he raced to a second the Glen, he's seen here in level flight on his way to the flag. Bear is seen here just at touchdown on his way to the flag. place finish in the Minilite Open at the Glen, here racin' really hard. Broe Dickerson took third place honors in the Modified Kart battle, Ryan Carey leads a snarling pack of 32 Karts at the Glen, Ryan Dustin Nelson finished third in the Trophy Kart action, Dustin is seen he's see here nicely airborne on his way to the checkered flag. finished in third place in the race, he's seen here at full speed. here just at one of many takeoffs at the Glen. Kartek Round 1 Main and it was Dylan Plemons taking a nice win at the Glen, Dylan is seen here on his way to the finish line. The Black Rhino UTV fracas was won by Jimmy Fishback at the Glen, Jimmy is seen here just getting into the air in the race. Stock/Currie Ultra 4 race had with five laps completed, Tony 17 entrants, they had 11 laps Montegna completed four laps to go for a finish and only and was shown ninth and Pe-one of the group was able to ter Mucciante was shown lO'h complete all the laps. Gary with one lap under his belt. Zweifel was the only one to Dan Fanchin was shown 11th complete 11 laps and he hap-with no laps completed, Sean pily alcepted the award, Scott Painter was shown 12'h, ditto Johnson finished 10 laps and on the laps, Robert Palmer was shown in the second spot, was shown 13th, Aaron Bruno Aaron Baker also finished was listed 14th, no laps done 10 laps and was shown third, and Brian Cannon was listed Jay King completed nine laps 15th with no laps complet-and was shown fourth, Cody ed. Mike Jenkins and Brielle Jeffries finished seven laps Cunningham were dq'd, not and he wa-s shown fifth. JT passing post rac~e Technical Stephens finished five laps Inspection. and he was shown sixth, Rino The big winner in the Orte-N averra was shown seventh ga 31 Kart Race was Justin TheMickeyThompsonMiniStockbattlewaswonbyGaryZweifel, Garyisseen with•five laps completed, Jona-Wilson, he finished his 10 ;h:::::e_i_e~1-·_u_s __ t_b:::::e:::::":::::0_,,_e:::::l:::::a:::::n_d __ ,_n::g:::::o:::::n:::::_t_h:::::e:::::G:::::l:::::e_n ___ H:::::e:::::le:::::n:::::_c_o:::::u:::::r._s __ e_·:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::.:,-;:::::::::::::-__ t_h_a_n_E_l_k_i n_s _w_as_ s_h_o_w_n_e_ig,...h_t_h __ r_e_q_u_i r_e....,d laps in a s midge over • 11 minutes at G len Helen, Bear Nunley was less than a second in arrears, Micah Dis-tefano took third place hon-ors, Blaze Nunley was first off the podium and Connor Barry was fifth to finish his required laps. Caden Fluegge took sixth place honors, Madix Bailey finished in seventh place, Nicholas Plemons finished in the eighth spot and he was the last of the 10 lap finishers. Jaydn Winbury only complet-ed nine laps and he was shown ninth, Bryan Morris also com• pleted nine laps, he is shown lO'h and Braden Chiaramonte was shown 11 'h, he too with nine laps completed. Ava Wik had eight laps completed and was shown 12th, Chase Carr also had eight laps completed and was shown 13th and Evan Erdelyi also logged eight laps and was shown 14th-Ricky Gutierrez was dq'd for an infraction in p[ost race tech inspection. Last, but certainly not least was the Minilite action, there were 15 entrants and they had to complete 14 laps for a fin-ish. When the dust cleared it was Sheldon Creed taking a really nice win, Myles Cheek was second in, he was a long 11 seconds in arrears, Mikey Lawrence came in for the bronze medal, Ray Griffith was first off the podium and Alan Ampudia took fifth place honors. Chris Lawrence was Aaron Baker, minus his hood, raced to a third place finish in the Full Micah Distefano leads a group as he heads to a third place finish in Mikey Lawrence is really flyin' as he heads to a third place finish in Stock Class, Aaron is seen here just getting airborne. 31 Kart, his mud spattered Kart is seen here just before touchdown. the Minilite action, he's seen here well above terra firma. Page 24 March 2013 Dusty Times 7

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r Kyle Quinn won the silver medal at the Glen in the 1600 Buggy race, Bruce Fraley was the third place finisher in the 1600 Buggy action, Kyle is seen here coming in for a landing at the Glen. Bruce is seen here nicely airborne on his way to the finish line. Bryan Carr took third place honors in the RZR battle,Bryan is seen Geoffrey Cooley took the silver medal in the Desert Buggy race, here just landed and on his way to the checkered flag. Geoffrey is seen here nicely airborne on his way to the flag. sixth to finish, Bryan McCor-mick was lucky seventh, Larry Minor took eighth place hon-ors, Bryan Carr finished in ninth place and he was the last of the 14 lap finishers. Paul Hoffman had 12 laps com-plete and he was shown 10'\ Eric Hunter had 10 laps to his credit and he was shown 11th, JT Stephens finished nine laps and he was shown 12th, Brent Fouch had eight laps complete, he was shown 13'h, Trenton Briley was shown 14th with five laps done and Todd Cunningham was shown 15th with no laps completed. Cody Rahders finished in second place in the RZR action, Cody is seen here just after takeoff on his way to the checkered flag. Steve Greinke was the third place finisher in the Desert Buggy fracas, Steve is seen here in level flight as he heads for the checkers. And so it ended, another great day of racing at Glen Helen: see ya all at the next one. 8 Justin Wilson took the gold medal at the AM Ortega 31 Kart action, Justin is seen here with the power on heading for the checkers. Sheldon Creed flies his good looking truck to the checkered flag at the Glen, Sheldon beat out 14 other trucks for the honor. Dusty Times March 2013 Page 25 ... I I I I I .,.. I I

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A History Lesson In Short course Off Road Racing By Homer Eubanks This year 2013 will welcome the return of stadium off-road racing as the new Super Truck SST series headed up by the multi talented Robbie Gordon gets underway. The stadium sport is bringing back a con-cept of legendary racer Mickey Thompson's series that ran from 1979-94. While this sport is being revitalized we felt it time to review how this type of racing came about while shin-ning some well deserved atten-tion on many of the others that worked to bring stadium and short course racing before rac-ing fans. Looking back one will note that stadium racing evolved from short course events. Short course racing in turn came from organized off-road events dating back to the late 1940's, if not earlier. It is the transition of off-road racing closed course, to short course, and eventually stadium racing that concerns us. We haven't the room to mention every series that con-tributed in the history but will focus only on the prominent events. When race fans walk through the gates at a professional off-road short course or stadium event tpday they are greeted by rows of aftermarket equipment suppliers and various food ven-dors. Having its roots in desert racing it has not always been this way. To witness off-road racing fans would have to drive hours and camp in some of the roughest conditions only to get a glimpse of the racing ac-tion. Today, after taking in the midway extravaganza fans make their way to grandstands and enjoy one the best forms of rac-ing known to man. As we stated the SST series is new while short course off-road fans today have two major series; Lucas Oil Off-road Series LOORS and The Off-Road Championship TORC series, presented by TRAXXAS, both bringing the sport to American venues and into homes via TV production. With LOORS and TORC receiving all the atten-tion today we thought it only fair to notice many of those that contributed to short course rac-ing' s history. Many fans remember the Mickey Thompson Off-Road Championship Gran Prix MTEG and those a little older will remember the events held at Riverside Raceway. Although today they were the most no-table of earlier events the credit for establishing the first orga-nized short course racing goes to Brian Chuchua. To get a clearer picture of short course racing's earlier days we talked with the Grandfather of Off-Road, Brian Chuchua. It was Chuchua that designed a short course race designed for spectators in 1965 near River-Page 26 side, Ca. The National Four-Wheel Drive Grand Prix, as it was called, was put on by Chu-chua 1965-72 with the help of Bill Bryant, the Jeepsters clubs and the Rubio Jaycees provided their assistance as well. His Grand Prix brought off-road racing to the public instead of them having to travel hundreds of miles to see it. Chuchua's event was not a typical short course event by today's standards but keep in mind all things evolve. Raced over natural terrain the track was a figure eight held in a partially dry riverbed over mud holes, steep hills, and sand washes. At the start the racecars were each sent out on opposite loops of the figure eight. They came back to the intersection and then raced over the oppo-site loop. This way both traveled the same distance. The first to get back to the start won and moved on to compete later in an elimination format. The first event was a success and received the attention of many off-road standouts so when the second event was held he enjoyed a good turnout with notable par-ticipants of the day such as Ed Pearlman, Vic Hickey, Dick Cepek, Rod Hall, Bill Stroppe and Larry Minor all trying out this new form of off-roading. Chuchua's spectator friendly track may not have resembled today's man made short course tracks but in this case it proved fans enjoyed the racing action enough to pay to watch. Because of it's structured format and spectator paid admission this event gets credit for spawning organized short course events. Besides that Chuchua was given the title of Grandfather of Off-Road when NORRA's Ed Pearl-man announced that the idea of. the National Off-Road Associa-tion NORRA came to him after competing in Chuchua's Grand Prix's. Taking a page from Brian Chuchua's success anpther short course event was born in the Phoenix, AZ area. Found-er of Sandmaster buggies and promoter, Don Arnett, .who originally formed the Inter-national Desert Racing Asso-ciation IDRA, teamed up with NASCAR standout Mel Larson and leased land at the local drag strip in 1968. This was a four mile loop race that utilized part of the paved drag strip and ran out into the surrounding desert. The first event had a weak turnout as the public had never heard of such an event and only 31 racers showed with 1000 spectators in the stands. This early experience must not have detoured Arnett as he soon after moved to Las Vegas and became involved in the promo-tion of the Mint 400. In 1967 the Baja De Sad-dleback was formed in Or-ange County, CA as the first off-road park in the US. Vic Wilson(winner of Chuchua's first National Four Wheel Drive Grand Prix at Riverside) along with two partners, Joe Parkhurst; Publisher of Cycle World Magazine and Meyers Manx, founder of the Manx Dune Buggy founded the Sad-dleback Park. Contrary to the old saying of "Build it and They Will Come" the concept didn't go over that well at first. The target market of dune buggy owners didn't jump at the new idea·. At the time why should they, the nearby desert had no admission fee and was a wide open play ground. In hopes of gathering the mo-torcycle crowd Vic 'Wilson and Bob Maynard (of Thor Racing fame) ran the daily operation of the park. This duo turned out to be a good investment as their mot'brcycle contacts brought in riders which ended up be-ing Saddleback Park's main market. But later on the buggy crowd did catch on to the new closed course idea when Wilson and Maynard decided to mimic the Baja 1000 tliey created the Baja De Saddleback event. The motorcycle riders were still the main stay for the track but with the Southern California off-road media taking notice short course racing was promoted to the American racing public. At first this event ran over a three-mile course that snaked its way over the 700 acre proper-ty. The off-road racecourse was part of the motocross track and included gullies, sand washes, fast fire roads and plenty of rocks covering the surround-ing hillsides. With this small simulation of the surrounding desert terrain the off-road rac-ers finally understood what was being offered. Once a decent car count existed the promoters came up with a new series at Saddle-back in the early '80s called Bajacross. With the afore men-tioned media attention Ba-jacross really set the future of short course racing. One early driver of the series, Will Hig-man was reported as saying, "This venue was an awesome learning experience for me in terms of getting up to speed fast. In short course racing you have to go 110% from the drop of the green flag, and learning car control through tight racing conditions was paramount for ,, me. As Saddleback Park was en-joying growth in the southern part of the state the Ameri-can Motor Sports Association AMSA, formed by Jim Webb and Chris Garrett, successfully promoted a couple of events in the Fresno, CA area. The first Bombero 300 held in 1975 drew a surprising 80 entries and a whopping fan base swelling to March 2013 10,000. After the Bombero 300 the promoters fueled with their recent success held the Rio San-ta Maria at a privately owned off-highway facility called Spill-way Park. The entries were up to 91 but only 4000 spectators showed up. Webb and Garret felt confident enough to come back the following year and added four more events to the AMSA schedule. Apparently short course racing was catch-ing on. It would be a few years before other promoters would attempt another organized short course race although an off-shoot to this American style racing was going on in Wisconsin. The year was 1970 and the event was the "World Championship Off-Road Races" at Crandon, WI. Far from being what one would consider a short course event because it was a closed course 101 mile race. The origi-nal event consisted of four 25-plus mile laps. In true Baja Desert racing fashion attrition prevailed and only one in four vehicles finished. The sponsors of Crandon would later follow in shortening up the event to make it a true spectator sport. More on the Midwest racing later. Should one look for a defin-ing event in short course histo-ry look no further than Mickey Thompson's Riverside event. Riverside International Race-way was the biggest Southern California raceway at the time and enjoyed the attention of the international press. Thompson acquired use of the racetrack and, realizing he needed help, created Short Course Off-Road Enthusiasts SCORE as a pro-motional group and sanction-ing body. Today it has morphed into SCORE-International. The event was a gamble as it was the most expensive off-road event staged to date. Thomp-son increased his chances of a good turn out by tripling the advertising and public relations budget compared to what other promoters at the time were spending. With all this work beginning in April the First An-nual RV Spectacular was held in October 1973. The first event was five miles in length and included every obstacle imaginable to duplicate the rigors of a typical off-road race. After the event Thompson realized his concept was on target but decided to fine tune the event. The following year Thompson had Walker Evans design a shorter course that was just over three miles and told Evans to keep the action packed obstacles in front of the specta-tors. The two day event became The SCORE World Off-Road Championship and was "the race" to win as racers took the finish line in front of thousands of appreciative fans. It was here that the excite-ment of short course off-road racing was affirmed as a true motorsport to those outside of the off-road world. The event drew thousands of new specta-tors that were amazed at what the competitors and their ma-chinery were capable of doing. Fans witnessed close quarter racing with a variety of high horsepower race vehicles that provided exciting entertain-ment for all. Part of the excite-ment was the fans watching drivers maneuvering over and around man made elements. One renowned obstacle de-signed by Evans was Thomp-son's Ridge, an off-camber quarter-mile stretch, that par-alled the S-section of the road course. Drivers had to maintain top speed (around 100 mph) or the hill's gravitational pull would suck them down to the pavement below. The tighter closed course design had fans screaming their enjoyment as they watched the competition battling each other and the obstacles laid out right in front of them. For many it was the first time they saw vehicles bang into one another while nego-tiating rough whoop sections, sand pits and even witnessed racecars get airborne as they flew through the air over large jumps. Besides the obstacles the occasional spectacular crashes kept them glued to the edge of their seats. In 1976 the Riverside event had 265 entries with a crowd of over 30,000 watching the com-petitors battle for $60,000 in guaranteed purse and an addi-tional $130,000 in contingency. The race had become a true weekend event lasting three days. Friday was for practice and Saturday was the qualifying for the main event on Sunday. As George Harrison once sang, "all good things must pass." The checkered flag came down on Thompson's River-side event in 1988 when the racecourse became worth more as a shopping mall than a race-track. In fact, the last event held at the famous raceway was The SCORE World Off-Road Championship. · • Thompson knew he had a good thing going at Riverside and decided to refine the closed course concept into a stadium setting. He felt he could fill stadiums with his new form of racing because fans would have better amenities at their dis-posal. When Thompson pitched his idea to the LA Coliseum management it was obvious to Thompson they thought he was crazy. They became believ-ers when Mickey jumped into a vehicle and powered his way up the Coliseum stairs and through the famous LA Coli-seum peristyle. In 1979 the Off-road Championship Gran Prix became the. first time the new motorsport had been presented at a municipal stadium. Besides his promoter abilities Mickey was a grand marketer and appropriately termed this new type of racing "The Chunk of Baja." Not all stadiums are alike so each track was designed specifically to suit the available space within the stadium it was in. At the time construction costs were estimated in excess of $100,000 per event. To protect the ball field, workers laid down heavy plastic, then covered the . plastic with sheets of plywood, before truck load, after truck load, of dirt was brought in to create Thompson's "Chunk of Baja". Each track took an aver-age of three days to build with an equal amount of time to return the stadium surface to its original configuration. In 1982 Mickey officially Dusty Times

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made the Championship Off-road Gran Prix a series by add-ing the Los Angles County Fairgrounds to the schedule utilizing its 5/8-mile horse rac-ing track. Thus the Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group, MTEG, stadium series was born. Soon after the nearby San Bernardino, Orange Show, facility was added. By 1984 Mickey thought it was time to take his "Chunk of Baja" on the road. For the fi~sc time the show was presented in an indoor facility at the Hoosier Dome and Silverdome facilities. In 1985 the series consisted of five events nationwide, four of which were complete sell-outs; only the LA coliseum with a crowd of 47,000 did not fill the venues 90,000 capacity seating. By 1986 the series grew to nine events when the Hoosier Dome, Houston Astrodome, Kingdome in Seattle, Texas Stadium and Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego were added. The future looked bright for the MTEG series until March 16, 1988 when Mickey Thompson and his wife, Trudy, were killed by two gunmen at their home in Bradbury, CA. PACE Multisport Event Produc-tions took over the series after Thompson's death but whitout the dominating personality of Mickey around to hold the se-ries together it slowly declined until 1994 when a major chap-ter in short course off-road rac-ing history ended. Earlier we mentioned the Brush Run 101 Crandon, WI event. Over time they too had transformed the long course event into a more spectator version of short course off-road racing. The original Brush Run 101 event became the World's Championship Off-Road Race that takes place on Labor Day weekend and has been at the current 400 acre site since 1984. This new short course was 1. 7 5-miles in length then in 2002 Crandon created a short cut to make the track less than 1.25-miles so the track would be in full view of all spectators. The shorter track is used for all races except the Heavy Metal Challenge Shootouts, which are run on the traditional 1. 7 5 mile course that has made Cran-don famous. Today the raceway features permanent amenities ranging from spacious camp-grounds to luxury skyboxes. In the early '70s off-road rac-ing was popular in the deserts of Southern California and down the Baja Peninsula so one might ask how did an off-road event get started in the Nicolet National Forest of Crandon, WI. It just so happens that Rol-ly Yocum picked up a magazine with an article about the Baja 1000. He was intrigued and never forgot that article. When Yocum and his fellow Jaycees were kicking around ideas of putting on events that might create income for their com-munity he submitted the idea of a race. To Yocum's amazement it was agreed upon. The idea may have come from Yocum but he said in no way should he be credited with the running of the event. According to Yocum, Gary Cyrus was the back bone Jn the early days and really took care of ev.erything. Gary said, Dusty Times "I don't want to toot my own horn but I was there through thick and thin, and often there was more thin than thick in the beginning." When asked how many en-tries were at the first event Yo-cum says he believes there were 47 four-wheel vehicles and over a hundred dirt bikes competing in two separate classes. Yocum said the best he could remem-ber the entry fee was either $25 or $35 and it would be a few years before they began charg-ing spectators $1 to get into the fairgrounds. The first event had a total purse of $1500. As with any new organization there was little sponsor support in the beginning. At the time Cyrus said that most of the off-road community considered the Midwest racers a bunch of country hicks until Jack Flan-nery went west to Las Vegas and put in a good showing against the best off-road racing had to offer. At the event Dusty Time's Jean Calvin took notice of Flannery and her mention of his ability brought some recognition to him and the other Midwest drivers. Soon after Walker Evans showed up at Crandon and Cyrus said that really opened the door for other west coast drivers taking notice of what Crandon International had to offer. The•event gained enough recognition that in 1997, Sierra Entertainment, released a SODA-themed racing video game called SODA Off-Road Racing. The long standing event has gone through several sanction-ing bodies in its extensive his-tory. The Wolfhead Sportsman Club, which ran the local short track events in the area, were the first to offer some organiza-tion. Later on the Short Course Off-Road Drivers Association SODA was created by the efforts of Jim Conway. He couldn't remember exactly when SODA was formed but said some of the others involved that he could remember were Terry Wolf, Tom Swartz and Terry Friday. Next to run the show was the Championship Off-Road Rac-ing CORR. SODA and CORR were active in more than just the Crandon event they also raced in the upper peninsula of Michigan since 1975 at Bark River Raceway located just three miles from the town of Bark River, Ml., Mirroring the Cran-don community, the local com-munity eagerly supports this track with the Bark River Lions Club in charge. In what might be considered the first attempt at making short course a truly national series SODA drivers ventured west in 1996 for the SODA Chevrolet Off-Road Winter Series held at Glen Helen Raceway Park in San Bernardino, CA. At the event Jimmie Johnson from El Cajon, CA took top honors for the series sponsor in his Chev-rolet. The following year it was the same group,of racers but this time the sanctioning body and title sponsor had changed. The 1997 winter series was ti-tled the CORR Championship Series/Exxon SuperFlo Winter Series. The racers were greeted with a new one mile course designed by off-road's standout Ivan "The Iron Man" Stewart. When asked how SODA end-ed Conway said that he had submitted a five year plan to SODA in the mid 90's but it didn't recieve the favor of the group and he then joined up with TV personality Marty Reid and formed the Championship Off-Road Racing CORR series. Many of the drivers were swayed over to the new series because of the ESPN TV coverage that Reid brought. Reid then ex-panded i:he series from its origi-nal Wisconsin and Michigan venues and included events in Kansas, Iowa and Minnesota. With his TV production com-pany he was able to secure air-time on ESPN2 and soon after the SPEED Channel. Next was the World Series of Off-Road Racing WSORR created by noted off-roaders Jack Flan-nery and Doug Davis. When the World Series of Off-Road Racing WSORR became the promoters at Crandon they an-nounced a multi-year agreement with Lucas Oil as title spon-sor. The series ran in six states throughout 2007. The Traxxas TORC series became the sanc-tioning body next but then in 2010 ownership of the event passed to United States Auto Club USAC with Traxxis still the title sponsor. In 2012 the Traxxas TORC series held 14 races at seven different venues; Crandon International Off-road Raceway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Red Bud MX, Chica-goland Speedway and traveled to Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster, CA. In 2005 Jim Baldwin saw the potential in CORR and bought the series from Marty Reid. Baldwin quickly put into action a multi-year expansion plan to bring the action packed short course racing events before the main stream motorsport public. Baldwin made few changes the first year with the exception of adding two events that were held on the west coast. Baldwin was able to build a temporary racecourse on land he would later build a housing track on. The track was in Chula Vista, CA near San Diego. An opt-omistic Baldwin installed seat-ing for 30,000 fans. Taking a page from Mickey Thompson's introduction of the Rivierside event he put to motion a huge advertising and PR budget. Baldwin then secured a large gathering of "cross over" rac-ers including NASCAR's Boris Said, Supercross stars Jeremy McGrath and Travis Pastrana, Indy Car legend Roberto Guer-rero and Monster Garage tele-vision star Jesse James to the event. In 2006, CORR continued to host races in Crandon, WI and Bark River, MI, and officially added the Chula Vista Interna-tional Off-road Raceway to the schedule for a total of four race weekends throughout the sea-son. Baldwin acquired the _tal-ents of Perpetual Motion films to record and televise the series. In 2007 Baldwin's CORR series came back to Chula Vista but this time to an all new and per-manent race facility. Baldwin owned an operating rock quarry near the temporary racetrack and built the permanent track near the edge of the property. Continuing CORR's expansion March 2013 other venues were added at the LA County Fairgrounds, An-telop·e Valley Fairgrounds and expanded beyond California's borders to Nevada and Dallas/ Fort Worth. The LA County Fairgrounds was a major under taking as Baldwin dug out a race course in the parking lot and repaved the area after each event. The momentum was grow-ing and in 2008 CORR's focus was on maximum exposure for the series. To maximize their exposure CORR ventured into live TV broadcasts of races on both SPEED and NBC. Which was a ground breaking first for off-road short course racing as the coverage introduced short course to a mainstream racing public. However, just as short course racing was shinning before the main stream public with the live TV coverage Baldwin can-ce1ed two of the rounds at Las Vegas in October 2008. Then in a press release, CORR stated: "Championship Off-road Rac-ing has made the difficult deci-sion to cancel the Primm, Ne-vada race on October 25th and 26th. The current credit crisis had made it very difficult to cover CORR's costs." This was the beginning of our country's financial melt down and put the racing community wonder-ing about short course's future. Shortly after the season end-ed CORR announced a three year deal with Perpetual Mo-tion Films to continue covering CORR events. This enlightened fans a bit more but then all waited for the 2009 schedule to appear and nothing was heard from CORR. Suddenly Ricky Johnson announced he was putting together a three race series for 2009 titled the Off-Road Grand Prix ORGP. Part uf his statement was that he had talked with CORR and there were not conflicts with them or the WSORR series. Before the ink on the release could dry Tony Vanillo, former Technical Director for CORR, announced he had secured Lucas Oil as a sponsor and was putting on a six race Lucas Oil American Off-Road Series LAORS for 2009. This left CORR without it's primary sponsor. Want-ing to have their voice heard many of the drivers came to-gether to form a driver's union called the Professional Drivers Group, PDG. Then Johnson came out saying his Off-Road Grand Prix ORGP had a letter of intent to buy the Midwest series WSO RR. It would appear that the three separate series should join forces and form one truly national series. If everyone was working for the betterment of the sport this would be best." But that did not seem to be the case as the financial aspect brought it's ugly head into the mix. Baldwin had millions of dollars invested in CORR and shouldn't be expected to just give his investment away. Lucas Oil had a sizeable investment in the sport as a sponsor. The others were just starting out. Johnson seemed flexible but after the meeting it was obvious none of them would be working together. The short course commu-nity was being pulled this way and that way and had no idea what the out come would be for 2009. Finally in early February 2009 there was a game changer when Lucas Oil Products an-nounced they had finalized an agreement with Tony and Sher-ry Vanillo to acquire complete ownership of the newly formed American Off-road Series. The series would be renamed the "Lucas Oil Off-road Racing Se-ries LOORS". Things started to come to-gether as a few days later anoth-er announcement changed the future of short course as well. One of the doubts sponsors had with Johnson's plan was that he at the time didn't have anything in contracts. This all changed when Johnson partnered up with Mitch Covington and an-nounced they, under the name of The Off-Road Champion-ship series TORC, had entered into an exclusive, long-term agreement with Crandon In-ternational Off-Road Raceway. The deal included rights to hold short course racing at the fabled "Big House" through the year 2018 and beyond. Along with the announcement came · a title sponsor of Traxxas, the country's leading marketer of R/C cars. The year was 2009 and CORR, who up until now, had been the prominent off-road short course series with na-tional TV coverage was now out of the picture. Traxxas TORC series with many of the top drivers settled into the Midwest and LOORS set roots as a west coast series backed by the deep pockets of Lucas Oil. The best chance to join forces and com-bine into a truly national series under single management was gone. Not combining into a single series has not deterred short course growth. Both the pro-fessional short course series, TRAXXAS TORC and Lucas Oil Off-road Racing, have flour-ished and added new venues and extended TV coverage. Both series racing programs are regularly shown through national TV syndicates. When it comes to the new Stadium SUPER Truck series, Amy Coleman, senior director of marketing, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp feels the series will take off-road racing to the next level, introducing the sport to a new and larger audience both in stadiums across North America and on NBC television. All 12 SST events in 2013 will be televised via tape delay on NBC networks, seven on NBC and five on NBC Sports. The SST venues include the University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, AZ), Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Long Beach, CA), Los Angeles Me-morial Coliseum (Los Ange-les, CA), Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego, CA), Edward Jones Dome (St. Louis, MO), Soldier Field (Chicago, IL), Georgia Dome (Atlanta, GA), Cowboys Stadium (Dallas/ Arlington, EX), Metro Dome (Minneapo-lis, MN), Sam Boyd Stadium (Las Vegas, NV), and one to-be-named international event. Short Course off-road is tru-ly an American motorsport that is here to stay. Page 27

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lllflfl11991 PARKER 400 Jimmy Smith· Gathers Them In· By Judy Smith Photos: Trackside Photo Mark McMillin, in the wide body single seat Porsche Chenowth, ran third for two laps, but moved up to second, about six minutes back at the flag in Class 1/2, also earning second overall. The first event of the SCORE/ HDRA Desert Series, the Parker 400 was the occasion for Jimmy Smith's first victory, and he took the whole thing, winning over-all in his Porsche powered Che-nowth, in a time of 6:33:26.7. This year the course was once again entirely on the Arizona side of the Colorado River, and consisted of three laps for the cars and trucks. The start area was near the River, at the Blue Water Ma-rina, and then a seven mile trail led up to intersect with the main part of the course just beyond the Shea Road Main Pit Area. After completing the third lap, each car then traveled that seven miles in the other direction, to get to the finish line, back at the Blue Water. So, while each loop was 115 miles long, the first and third laps had extra mileage tacked on, making them 123 miles long, for a total race mileage of 359, Contingency Row had a special look this year, since it took place a little over a week after the start of the Persian Gulf Desert Storm, and most of the participants had flags and yellow ribbons flying to signify their support for the war. Race cars were similarly festooned with flags and yellow ribbons, and some had even found time to design new paint jobs designating their support of the troops. The total entry in the race was down a bit from 1990, with just 214 starters, compared to last year's 285. That's all cars and trucks, since the bike and ATV race was a separate event again this year, beginning at seven in the morning, and finishing in the Shea Road Pit Area at about 11 a.m., just as the cars and trucks were flagged off at the Bluewater. The weather was mild and sunny, with not quite enough breeze to clear the track of dust, and the course was very dry. There were all the usual BLM restric-Scott McMillin flew his non-factory Ford to the Class 8 victory with 42 the class, and Scott also finished third overall behind Jim Smith and his brother Mark McMillin. tions about where spectators and pits would be allowed, and where there were to be no off track excursions. Pre-running hadn't been permitted, except for a few days of "course reconnaissance", in street legal vehicles, at 35 mph. And, on Thursday before the race there was a high speed test area in Osborne Wash, and on that same day, course reconnaissance was permitted, but only to registered race participants, in street legal vehicles marked with the racer's number and a SCORE sticker. The Unlimited class took the green flag first, and, although reigning champion, Ivan Stewart, and his Toyota truck, were absent from the ranks, there was plenty of tough competition. At the end of the first lap it was veteran Bud Feldkamp, in Jerry Penhall's Porsche powered Raceco, in front by just over seven minutes, thanks to his close to the front start posi-tion, which got him a dust free first lap. In second it was Jim Smith, his Porsche Chenowth two seater just under a minute ahead of Mark McMillin, in another Porsche Chenowth. Ron Brant had his Porsche Raceco in fourth place, just over a minute later, fol-lowed by Troy Herbst, on the Val-ley Performance team with Smith, in another Porsche Chenowth. None of the exotic Unlimited trucks debuting at this race made much of a showing, except for Bill and Mike Church's Chevy pickup, which did manage to complete all three laps in spite of a second lap rollover. The others, including Walker Evans in his Dodge, Jack Johnson in a new, wide, Jeep, and Danny Lerner in an equally wide Chevy were all broken on the first lap. At the end of the second lap Smith had taken over the lead, while Feldkamp replaced a bro-ken axle. Robby Gordon, with no pavement races that weekend, had come to share the driving with his dad, Bob, in the fam-ily Chenowth. He'd had serious brake problems on the first lap, but had made up the lost time, recording the quick lap for the class, at 1:57:56.8, on lap two, and moved up to second place. McMil-lin was still in third, a minute and 46 seconds later, followed by Herbst, and then Bob Richey, in his Porsche Raceco, who'd had to repair a broken shock. Gordon passed Smith and was briefly in the lead, but his trans-., mission gave out, and Smith, who had no mechanical problems at all, got his first win. McMillin was second about six and a half min-utes later, saying that the "course is getting too fast, and the specta-tors were too close to the course." Richey finished third, reporting heavy dust, and Herbst, who had no lights for part of his lap, fin-ished fourth. Corky McMillin, Mark's father, and his co-driver, Brian Ewalt, who'd found their fifth gear a trifle too low, were fifth in their Porsche Chenowth. In Class 8 the lead belonged to Larry Ragland in his exotic Chevy, and he was having to keep mov-ing right along to stay ahead of Scott McMillin, in his Ford, who was just 30 seconds behind him. In third it was Dave Shoppe in his Ford, and Brian Stewart had ,4.Jtbough steering problems cost a lot of down time, Steve Kelley won Class 4 Parker's home, town team of Mqnny a"ncl Tudy Joe Esquerra had some troubles his Dodge in fourth place. Brian ove, a meager field in the MacPherson Chevy, and he not Qfl/y won, but Kelley, in the, Ford Ranger, 4' new rig thjs year, but they won Class 7 handily, the only had lost a few minutes when a ;·w,:;:·:th:;:N.;:ic;::k:;:M:;::;en;;;u;:d:;:i~e.r;r.;;id;i;ng:;;:a:;;lo;n:g~, _w_a_s_t_h_e;o;n_.l"'y-;.t,:,in~i_sl""b~e-;.r._.,i;;;;;;;:;;;-;--:-::-:-:-:---::::;_,:fl:iv:sh~er:~~-:;:t;;:h::e::;n;::in~e;:t::;"::uc~k::::::fie;:t;td:;:. :::;.1=:;:::;::=:;::=~-r::;.;:.:-,.;..:..:;;;;;;;;:;;;...~~;;..;:..::;:....__fi,re_,_w_ir'!':h_w,..h,..a ... t.,·h._e..,· "lc~a ... n .. e_,,d ... , _"..,.m,.a,.,jl""'lor Bob Richey made a quick fix on a broken shock on the Raceco Troy Herbst lost the lights on the single seat Chenowth Porsche Porsche and was third in Class 1/2 merely two minutes out of second on the last lap, but he carried on anyhow in the dust taking fourth place at the flag. in Class 1/2. 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f ..., Old desert hands Ray Croll and Mike Julson survived the best of the 35 Class 10 starters, driving the Toyota powered Jimco to victory, eighth overall, despite losing the clutch late in the game. flames", under the hood and in the cab, needed his attention. Rob MacCachren, in the Venable Ford that Robby Gordon drove last year, had slid the truck onto its side, and then couldn't upright it until help, in the form of Dave Westhem, happened by. MacCa-chren was fifth. On the second lap Ragland had the fastest lap of the day for the entire race, at 1:56:30.1, and moved into the overall lead, as well as the Class 8 lead. He now had just over eight minutes on Mc-Mi llin, who was having a smooth day. Shoppe ran third, followed by Stewart, and then MacCachren, who'd ticked off a clean lap and closed the gap some, was fifth. But he was running on borrowed time, because gasoline had seeped into the engine oil while the truck was on its side, and that did the innards of the motor no good at all. MacCachren was out on the third lap. Meanwhile, Ragland built a good lead, and then, as he neared the finish he noticed that a spot on the hood-was bubbling. Sec-onds later flames erupted from his engine, and while he frantically unhooked his fire extinguisher and smothered the blaze, Scott McMillin went by, headed for the finish line and the win. Stewart was second, Shoppe, who lost his power steering part way through the last lap, finished third, and Ragland got a functioning fuel pump installed in his truck in time to take fourth place. David Bryan, in a Ford, had a long day, with four flat tires, and need to keep adding oil, but managed to finish fifth: Class 4 started closer to the front of the pack than they've been accustomed to, and this year's rules made a few of last year's trucks illegal. Steve Kelley's new Chevy was finished in time for the race, but Rod Hall's new Dodge wasn't. So he'd been forced to borrow his old, old truck, which his sons, Josh and Chad have been racing up in Northern California, in order to earn his Class 4 points. Hall's borrowed truck looked ungainly, and he and Jim Fricker, his perpetual co-driver, said it was uncomfortable, but they did have the lead at the end of the first lap. Kelley was second, strug-gling somewhat with a bump steer problem, and 22 minutes behind him. And in third it was Timmy Pruett and his son, Randy, in their Ford. David Ashley, part of the new Ford/BFGoodrich Rough Rider team, didn't manage to complete the first lap, while Mike Schwellinger, in another Ford, lost over two hours on lap one. On the second lap Kelley moved to the front, and Hall, -missing his front drive, compli-cated things by putting a hole in his oil pan. The Pruetts held third. Kelley broke a pitman arm on the last lap, and had to do some fancy handling to keep from roll-ing the truck as it wandered down the trail. But he got it fixed and came in to take the win. Hall and Fricker, 10 minutes over the allot-ted l0°hours, were second to fin-ish, but didn't get credit for their long third lap. Their two laps com-pleted earned them second place, while the Pruetts, also completing only two laps, were third. Class 7 turned into a one truck race fairly early in the day. Roger Mears lost his Nissan's motor on It was like old times to see Hartmut and Wolfram Klawitter take the Class 5 lead from the green flag, now in a new Bug, and they continued to hold slim lead on lap 2, but had no problems and won by 14 minutes. Willie Melancon and Scott Reams took the 1/2-1600 lead by a couple of minutes on the first lap, Reams got class fast lap on the second round, and the team won the class in the Mirage by over 17 minutes, 11th overall. the first lap, but Manny Esquerra, in the lead. Kim and Axel Mohr, in a new Ford, another member of in a Ford Ranger, ran second, but the Ford/ BFGoodrich Rough Rid-ovenm hour behind, followed by er team, sailed along trouble free, Cantinued an p111 30 Zipping past Arizona's symbolic Saguaro tree, Dave Shoppe whipped Scott Douglas didn't have his new Jeep yet, so he drove the 7S Jim Pierce and Jim Kirk drove their ten year old ORE-Funco from his Ford into third in Class 8, 15th overall, despite a lack of power Comanche in Class 7, got in two good laps, before a head gasket fifth to second after two laps in Class 10, and they finished second, steering. blew, but took second in class. _1_0_th_o_v_e_ra_l_1. __________________ _ 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 ~-------------------------------------------------------~ Dusty Times March 2013 Page 29

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l • · • • Mike and Jim Zupanovich were plagued with flats on their JMR Jeff Quinn and Kurt Pfeiffer each drove half the distance in the Doug Fortin Jr., who got fast lap in Class 10 after a long stop to fix single seater, two at the same time, but last year's Class 10 winners Raceco~ had some troubles, no third gear, but came in fifth in Class the brakes, brought his Chenowth home third in class, 13th overall. still placed fourth in Class 10 in 1991. iiiiiitiP55~ r=1=0=a=c=ti=on=·======'"'-i=..rim~rP===:==a;=.:i:iiiiii Gene Norman, and John Cooley got to within 24 seconds of the 1...._;;;;...:;......;;......:...:.:.;;....;,a.,;, _____ ..... ._....:;;;._.:;:,;....,..;.... ___ ..J Larry Martin, who admitted to hitting a few things, finished without leaders on lap two in Class 5, but eventually finished second about Dave Parsons and Art Peterson lost first gear on the first lap in their his front bumper on the NRW single seater, but he was second in 14 minutes in arrears. older Bug, were about 20 minutes back, third in Class 5 at the flag. Class 1/2-1600. Racin Gardner and Wade Con-way, in another Ford Ranger, who were five minutes behind them. Scott Douglas, driving a Class 7 5 Jeep Comanche because his Class 7 Jeep hadn't got finished in time, blew a head gasket, and lost an hour in his pit. Esquerra's crew made some ad-justments to suspension and car-buretion, but he had no problems, and whizzed around, holding his lead through lap two. Douglas, who cranked out a very quick sec-ond lap, at 2:25:43.9, moved up to second place, but then couldn't survive the third lap, Gardner and Conway ran third at the end of lap two, and no one else got that far. Esquerra took his 10th Parker 400 win, the lone Class 7 truck to get the checkered flag_> Douglas was given second, and Gardner and Conway recorded third, on the basis of their two laps. Class 10 was hard pressed at Parker, and six of them couldn't finish the first lap, while another seven went out on lap two, Of the survivors, the lead at the end of lap one belonged to Joel Whitted in his Toyota Jimco, who had just 39 seconds on Cam Thieriot in his Chenowth. In third it was Ed and Levi Beard, in their Toyota Chaparral, and Jim Zupanovich Jerry McDonald and Jeff Lewis took the early lead in Class 7 4x4 in the S-10, built a huge lead on lap 2 and won the class by over an hour, making it a good day for the MacPherson Chevrolet team. Page 30 ------------------------ran fourth in his Toyota JMR, followed by Jim Pierce, in a VW powered 10 year old Funco. Whitted continued to lead through lap two, and had a little over five minutes on Pierce and his co-driver, Jim Kirk, who'd moved up to second. Thieriot was now third, a minute and a half later, and Ray Croll and Mike Julson, who'd had torque lim-iter problems on lap one, in their Toyota Jimco, were fourth, a little over two minutes later. Richard Binder and Kirk Kontilis, in a Toyota ORBS, were fifth. Whitted's brother, Kyle, took over for the last lap, and he had the misfortune to have the broken spindle, which, while it didn't stop him, lost him about 10 plac-es. Julson, meanwhile, finishing in Croll's car, fought through heavy dust with no clutch, and got to the checkered flag first. Pierce and Kirk, who'd stopped once for fuel, and, beyond losing a light had had no problems, finished second, only three minutes and 43 sec-onds later. Doug Fortin, Jr., who'd had to do a major repair job on his 5 brakes on lap one, played catchup, including fast lap for the class, at 2:07: 13.8, on lap two, in his VW powered Chenowth, and moved into third place at the Driving the only Nissan in the. 12 truck field, Spencer Low ran his old 4 cylinder Class 7S rig, gpt class fast lap on the first round, and led all thl!'-way to victory, winning by a cool 47 minutes. John Swift whipped the new Ford Explorer into the first lap lead by over a minute, had some down time but still led after two rounds by a bunch and won Class 6 at the flag by nearly 49 minutes. March 2013 finish. Mike Zupanovich, who'd taken over for his dad, had three flats, with two at once on lap two, but muddled through, in spite of losing third gear, to take fourth place. Jeff Quinn and Kurt Pfei-ffer shared the driving even}y in their VW Raceco, to finish fifth, after two flats and the loss of third gear. In Class 5 the first lap lead belonged to Wolfram Klawitter, who had his convertible only 31 seconds in front of Lyn Mocaby and Dave Bonner. Then it was Gene Norman and John Cooley,. a minute and 13 seconds later, and, in fourth, Dave Parsons and Art Peterson, in the old Bitcon car, about nine minutes further back. Lisa Dickerson had her new Jimco out for its maiden run, and in fifth place. George Seeley, running hard, got a little wide in a turn, and a big tree came into the cockpit and walloped him. Seeley had a brief stay in the hos-pital in Phoenix, with a broken shoulder, a couple of broken ribs and a bruised lung, but was talk-ing about driving at least a small part of the Nissan 400 a couple of weeks later. On the second lap, Wolfram put his brother, Hartmut, into the driver's seat, and they continued to lead although it was still very close. It was now Norman and Cooley in second place, only 24 seconds in back of the Klawitters. Scott Cameron was now driving Dickerson's car, and he ran third, followed by Parsons and Peterson, and then Mocaby and Bonner, who'd lost an hour on their sec-ond lap. The Klawitters found the course "pretty rough", but had no problems, not even flats, and ran smoothly to the finish and their first win for 1991. Norman and Cooley were second, 14 minutes later, while Peterson and Parsons, who'd been without first gear since the first lap, finished third. Dickerson and Cameron, who had two flats, finished fourth, and Bill Hernquist and Mike Lund, who'd lost a c.v. joint on the first lap, finished fifth, the last car to get three laps in. Dusty Times

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r Tom Burns lost a fan belt, hit a big tree, broke reverse gear and lost Gary Sewell moved steadily up the ranks in his 1/2-1600 Lothringer Usually reliable the Paul and Dave Simon Ford Ranger suffered a the brakes, but survived three laps in the new Miraco to take third to take fourth in class, losing a fan belt close to the finish, but he cracked alternator bracket, had a trans change and still took second • in 1/2-1600 action. made it. _in--'-C-'-la-'-s.:...s_7_4-'-x-'-4_. _________________ _ Scott Reams, at the helm of Willie Melancon's Mirage, took the first lap lead in Class 1/2-1600, with Rob Tolleson, in Jim Sumners' Mirage, about two and a half minutes behind him, in second place. Danny Porter and Mark Ruddis were third in their Suspensions Unlimited car, and Tom Burns, in a Miraco, ran fourth, followed by Craig Stewart in a single seater. Reams continued to lead, recording the class fast lap; at 2:17:16.7, and now Burns moved up to second place, as Tolleson and Summers dropped way back when their throttle cable came loose. Burns, who'd lost a fan belt, had also mangled his front bum-per on a big tree, and bad broken reverse gear escaping from the tree. In third it was Larry Martin, slowed only by minor problems, and Stewart moved up to fourth, followed by David Marini and Rod Goodsell, in their Chenowth, in fifth place, four minutes later. Melancon drove the last lap in his car, and managed to put it on its side, but got himself right~d soon enough to make ft to the finish line first, for the win. Martin, whose front bumper had fallen completely off, after hitting "several things", was second, fol-lowed in by Burns, four minutes later, with no brakes. In fourth it was Gary Sewell, in a Lothringer, who'd lost a fan belt in the last 15 minutes of the race, and was nurs-ing a jammed thumb. Jack Millerd and Mike McClune, teamed in a Raceco, finished fifth, reporting no problems, but a worrisome clunk in a c.v. In Class 7 4x4, the Chevy of Jerry McDonald and Jeff Lewis had the first lap lead by about seven minutes, over Bud and Russ Sebelius, in a Jeep Comanche. In third place it was Dave and Paul Simon, in a Ford Ranger, while Darren and Doug York, in an-other Ranger, ran fourth, but were having serious ignition problems. McDonald ran a very quick 2:20:25.9 on the second lap, and had a huge lead on the Simons who were now second. It seems they had stopped to fuel at the end of lap one, and as their pit did a quick once over someone discov-ered a cracked alternator bracket. They decided to fix that, and that gave time for a more serious look at the rest of the truck, and some-one found a leak in the transmis-sion. One thing led to another, and they decided to change the transmission, putting them down an hour and a half at the end of lap two. The Sebelius team was third, only four minutes behind them at that point. No one else was running. McDonald got stuck for a few minutes, but had help getting unstuck from a Class 11 driver Dusty Times who was buried in the same sand, and got to the finish line in plenty of time for his win. The Simons were second, still an hour and a half down, and nobody else did three laps. Somehow Spencer Low man-aged to record the fast lap for Class 7 5 on lap one, with the extra seven miles in it, and took the lead. He had just under two minutes on Chuck Johnson and John Johnson, in their Ranger. In third it was Willie Valdez in Gil Divine's Ranger, and in fourth, Gabriel Naranjo and Brad Waibel, in still another Ranger. Low continued to run first, his old truck, with only four cylinders in it, putting him 40 minutes up on second place Jerry Whelchel and Dan Reynolds, in a Toyota, who were now second. Johnson and Johnson, meanwhile, broke a flex plate, fixed it, went two miles, and broke another. In third it was Malcolm Vinje and Mark Hansen, in a Toyota, and fourth was Dave Lillie and Nick Frank, in a Ranger. Forsaking two wheels for four wheel drive, Dan Smith made a sparkling debut in the championship winning Ford Bronco, and Smith, with Mike Bakholdin riding along, won Class 3'by nearly 20 minutes. Tom and Bob Neth had a slim, eight second lead in Class 5-1600 after one lap, built it to two minutes on the second round, went off course a tad, but won the class by 14 minutes. Frank and Steve Bristing took the lead in the small Mini Mag group on the second lap, but not by much, and three othsrs were already out. The Bristings were the only three lap finishers, winning the class. March 2013 Low, in the only Nissan in the class, continued to have a perfect day, and ran smoothly to the win. Whelchel and Reynolds, who'd had a fluke with a broken muffler that caused the cable to the transmission linkage to melt from the heat, not only repaired and rebuilt that, but were plagued with breaking rear springs. Still they persevered for a second place finish, followed in by Vinje and Hansen, who dropped to third when Mark got stuck after Bouse on the third lap. Lillie and Frank finished fourth 43 minutes later. In Class 6, both Danny Ash-craft and Don Adams were expect-ing to have new vehicles for this race, and didn't make it. Ashcraft brought his old Bronco back while he waits for his Ford Explorer, and Adams, a switchover from Class 3, resurrected an old Cherokee that he never did like real well, to tide him over until his new Jeep is ready. John Swift, in a new Rough Page 31 .,-

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Roy and Wade Prince nailed down a long sought victory in Class 9, coming from fifth on lap 1 to run second through lap 2 in their Chenowth. With John Rider driving a lap too, the team won Class 9 by about 13 minutes. Rider team Ford Explorer, had a still leading, in spite of a stop to really quick first lap and took the weld up the front suspension, lead, with about a minute and 20 Ashcraft moved into second, seconds on Mike Lesle in a Jeep about 23 minutes back. Lesle was Cherokee. In third it was Ashcraft now third, and Steve and Robert in the Bronco, followed in by Ball, in a GMC ran fourth, as Mick Newton and Larry Tunnell, Adams, and co-driver Larry Olsen, in a Chevy Nova. lost about three hours when they On the second lap, with Swift got stuck by being polite and mov-... Travis Howard is really on a roll in Class II, even though he lost his trunk lid on the first lap, had more minor problems, he got to the finish line first and won by 14 minutes. ing over to let someone else go by. Swift had no flats and no other problems, and took the win, 50 minutes in front of Ashcraft, who was second, and the only other Class 6 vehicle to finish all three laps. Motorcycle ace, Dan Smith, made his four wheeled debut in Class 3, driving a Ford Bronco, a member of the Rough Riders team, and took the lead on the first lap, but he had only 52 sec-onds on Dale White and Gene Perry, in their Chevy Blazer, which has been updated some since last year. They followed by Curt LeDuc and Mike Lesle, in a new Jeep Cherokee, who had lost an hour with a bad fuel pump, right off the start. Smith, with Mike Bakholdin as passenger, continued to lead through lap two, and now had almost six minutes on White and Perry, as LeDuc and Lesle held third place. On the third lap, as Smith proved he was going to have no problems adapting to four wheels, White decided to go for it, and poured on the steam, know-ing he had an outside chance of catching up. But he didn't get it done, and Smith took the -win in his first truck race, as White,. a little rattled from a quick roll over, finished second, about 20 minutes later. LeDuc and Lesle were third. The only other entry in Class 3 had been the ill fated Nissan of Sherman Balch, driven by Mike Lund, with his long time co-driver, Buzz Combe riding in the pas-senger seat. As reported in last month's issue of Dusty Times, the Nissan hit a rock embankment early in the day, and Combe was Jerry Whelchel and Dan Reynolds moved their Toyota into second Malcolm Vinje and Mark Hansen ran third most of the way in Class His new truck not yet finished, Danny Ashcraft drove the older Ford in Class 7S on lap 2, and despite down time on the last lap they 7S, got stuck for a time on the last lap, but placed third at the Bronco II to a strong second place in Class 6, which is becoming finished second. checkered flag. _a_u_ti_lit~y_c_la_s_s_. __________________ _ .Page 32 March 2013 Dusty Times . •

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/~ ""' Dale White and Gene Perry updated their Chevy Blazer, stayed The Cooks, Wayne, Darryl and Alan each drove a lap, got stuck - -_. close to the lead in Class 3, until the last lap, but they still finished on the last lap, but the brothers finished a strong second in Class Michae a ,c , an teve p1 er ran , t on ap , ourt on ap 2, and second in class. 5-1600 action. finished third in Class 5-1600 despite running eight miles on a flat tire. killed, while Lund suffered severe bruising, and shock. . In Class 5-1600 the first lap lead belonged to Tom Neth, who's come close to a win in this class at Parker several times, but hadn't been able to get it done. He had only eight seconds on Lee Patten, who was a little over a minute ahead of Doug West and Gary Cogbill, in third. In fourth it was Wayne Cook, 14 seconds later, and followed by Michael Kalicki, in fifth place. On the second lap Neth, and his brother, Bob, really steamed around the course, recording a fast 2:43:21.1, and building their lead to a minute and 57 seconds on West and Coghill who were now second, and also moving very fast. Cook's brother Dar-ryl was now third, followed by Steve Spiker, Kalicki's co-driver, and then Patten, who'd broken a throttle cable. Bob Neth made one small off course excursion, and would have rolled, he said, except for a tree that kept him from tipping over. He brought the car to the finish line for the checkered flag, and the victory. The third Cook brother, Alan, drove the last lap, and found it very dusty for such a fast course. He got stuck, along with the Billy Bunch truck, and they helped him get out, to fin-ish second. Kalicki was back in his car, and had to drive eight miles on a flat, but still managed a third place, followed in by Pat-ten, who'd had to add gear oil to his transmission, and admitted to getting tired and getting himself stuck twice. Only a small group of Mini Mags showed up for the Parker race, and two of them were out on the first lap; The early lead belonged to Ryk Reynolds and Craig Southerland, who had just five seconds on Steve and Frank Bristing in second place. Scott Steinberger was only 10 minutes back, in third, and the last of the group that managed a whole lap. The Bristings moved to the fore on the second lap as Reynolds. and Southerland faded away, and Steinberger had time consuming problems. The Bristings team had one flat and a broken light switch, and ran a steady pace to take the win. Steinberger was time barred from going out onto his third lap by the officials because of the clos-ing times of the checkpoints. He took second place with his two lap time. In the Class 9 race the lead at the end of the first lap went to last year's season champions, Rich Richardson and Doug Perrault, in their Jimco who had about seven minutes on Ray and Russ Miller, in their Chenowth. In third it was Steve and Rick Poole, in a two seater, followed by Billy Kem in Dusty Times his ORBS, who was fourth, three minutes later. Fifth place was held by Roy Prince, in a Chenowth two seater. Prince had Josh Rider in his passenger seat, and Rider was getting in a quick pre-run, prepara-tory to driving the second lap. And at the end of the second lap, while Richardson and Per-rault were still first, the Prince/ Rider team, with Rider now at Continued an page 34 1J;;=0."tfi J)esert Charities l];~:~:,:,k ID# 33-0576145 . . 011-ROA'IJ 1'0/ltR RUn April 27th & A_pril 28th - A Two Day E~ent ALL PROCEEDS GO TO HELP BARSTOW CHARJTIES VISIT OUR._WEBSITE AT: / * POKER FUN * Two loops approximately 25 miles each, one for 4-wheel vehicles and one for motorcycles andATV's. Families and groups may ride and drive motorcycles, ATV's, and 4-wheel vehicles together on the same track after notification and· approval of event officials. Twelve (12) Best poker hands from each day win prizes. 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I' the wheel, and Wade Prince in in the dark, in third co-driver, Eduardo of the start and finish lines helped the pre-run seat, had moved up place. The Millers Mayoral had a flat, to simplify matters a lot. With the to second spot, only two minutes were fourth, and none and was also wishing old finish line, which was a "Y'' in off the lead pace. In third it was of the others made it that the rear suspen- the road in the midst of the confus-the Pooles, followed by Pat Smith, through three laps. sion had been set up ing pit area, many racers took the who'd taken over for Kem, and Class 11 was re- better. Zambrano got wrong way and found themselves then the Millers, who'd dropped quired to complete into the lead, and in the finish area when they still to fifth, with an over long lap. only two laps in the got most of the way had another lap to go. Presumably, On the third lap, as he was zip-10 hour time limit for around, but then the route to this new finish line, ping along enjoying his newly legal this race, and of the followed McDonald seven miles down the road, was close ratio third and fourth gears, five starters, one team, "' into the soft stuff, much more clear cut, and there-Perrault felt the car quit. He knew Michael Duenas :md and got stuck behind fore, there were no time consum-what it was, because it had hap-Will Williams, were him when McDon-ing and dangerous mistakes of that pened before. A wire had fallen out on the first lap aid ground to a halt. sort. It was also much roomier at off the distributor, and it should when their motor died !"~ -· : ~=---•· · ·• · · - ~: :-; · ""'-::'. -~ · • · · , W hi I e Zambrano the finish, so there was plenty of have been easy to fix, except that at mile 37. The team Scott Steinberger was only ten minutes back in Mini Mag action played good samari- space for friends and pit crews to it was dark, and he didn't have of James Pierce and after two laps, but was barred from starting the third by officials, tan and helped Mc- gather with the returned racers for a flashlight. While he struggled, Matt Frick had some _an_d_st_il~t P_l_ac_e_d_s_e_c_on_d_._______________ Donald get out, and a little celebration before loading several cars in the class went by. major problem which brought nothing but a crescent wrench. incidentally got his VW unstuck up on the trailer and heading out. Finally fixed, Perrault pushed them back to the main pits for a Meanwhile, Alfonso Lacarra, in too, Howard and Mayoral went by. And, it was handy to have the Blue hard to catch up, and repassed while, and then they couldn't get his first SCORE race, got to the And ultimately, Howard got to the Water Marina restaurant right a couple of cars, but the Prince, through the second lap. But the end of the lap in the lead, but finish line·first, taking the win, there, complete with food and cof-Prince and Rider team had already other three cars had quite a race. only two minutes and 42 seconds with Lacarra and Mayoral second. fee, during the waiting. got to the finish line to take the On lap one Travis Howard lost in front of Howard Anderson, 14 minutes later, and Zambrano While many racers expressed win. Perrault and Richardson were some time when his hood came in Saul Zambrano's car. Howard and Anderson another five min- a wish to be allowed to race in second, 13 minutes later, followed loose, flipped up and blocked his finished his firsdap eight minutes utes back in third plat:e. California again, no one seemed to in by Kem and Smith, who'd had view. He had to stop and take it later. The 1991 Parker 400 ran miss the old hassle of traveling out to repair a broken throttle spring off, which was quite a trick with On the second lap, Lacarra's smoothly, and the new location to California and then back again ..-----------------------, .------,----,......--_ ...... _____ .. ., ~✓~ \': ~~ 'i>· A 1990 Class 9 champions Rich Richardson and Doug Perrault had Billy Kem and Pat Smith moved their ORBS into third spot in. Class Alfonso Lacarra and Eduardo Mayoral led the first lap in their first the Jimco in the lead through the first two laps, but trouble on the 9 on the second lap, and this team finished third only another five race with SCORE in Class II, but soft suspension dropped them to last round dropped them to second. minutes back. _se_c_o_n_d_a_t_th_e_t,_la-=g_. ----------------'--we would Like to congratulate SNORE Battle At P,imm Tony Murray 1st Plaee Class I Other Notables: Cody Jeffers • S'd Plaee Class to Cassandra Burns -S'd Plaee Unllmlmd sponsman Desirae Jones - 4th Plaee 1./mlted Sponsman Kurt: Davidson Jr., Jeff Johnsen, and <Beans> Davidson • Top 1111=/nlshe,s Class !J us Det You To The Winner'S Cirele! Call Jeff or Johnny 818-998-2739 9763VARIEL AVENUE, CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 Page 34 March 2013 Randy Jones/ Johnny Burns 1st Plaee Class I 2 Jacob Davidson 1st Plaee Class !J Dusty Times

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to Arizona for the second half of the race. Some would like to run the race entirely in California one year, then come back to race en-tirely in Arizona the next. The feel-ing is that the course would benefit on both sides of the river. But.the BLM and those who watch over the desert tortoise d'an't seem to have any intentions of letting racing re-turn to the California side. The morning after this year's event the Competition Review Bo.ard had a long list of com-plaints to settle, and most were handled fairly readily. Some deci-sions had to be later undone, because of a probable error in recording car numbers, but for the most part, the infractions were clear cut, and the penalties fairly standard. There weren't any complaints about abusive nerfing for once, and the BLM seemed, on Larry Ragland, in the fancy Class 8 Chevrolet, had the lead by just 30 the whole, to feel that the racers had done of good job of staying within their boundaries. SCORE' s next event was the San Felipe race, on April 5, 6, and 7 in San Felipe, Baja California. IWll Aaron Hawley and Pom Elliott were sixth in Class 1/2 in the Chenowth/ seconds on tap 1, the overall lead on tap 2, but tap 3 was a disaster and Rod Hall had the Class 4 lead in the old Dodge on lap 1, but a long Porsche, completing the top six sweep for Porsche power in the class. he finished fourth. stop to fix the oil pan dropped him to second and to a DNF on lap 3. Racin Gardner and Wade Conway got in two steady laps in the Ford Richard Binder and Kirk Kontilis ran fifth in Class 10 in the ORBS for Lisa Dickerson and Scott Cameron ran third after two laps in the new Ranger, but they failed to finish the last lap but were third in Class 7. two laps, but lost time on the last round and were sixth. Jimco built Bug, were down 30 minutes then and finished fourth. Mike McC/une and Jack Millerd flew the flag on their Raceco, ran a Bud Sebelius and Russ Sebelius got in two good laps in the Class 7 Dave Lillie and Nick Frank ran well in the Ford Ranger, outlasted the good pace and took fifth in the close running Class 1/2-1600. 4x4 Jeep Comanche, but took third in class, failing to finish lap.3. rest of the Class 7S field, and finished in fourth place. Mike Leste and Byron Rexwinkel had a quick first lap, a four hour second Curt leGuc got his Jeep Cherokee around in good time to finish all lee Patten and Jack Fedrich had a few troubles with the Baja Bug, lap, failed to finish the last lap and took third in Class 6 in the Jeep. three laps and place third in Class 3's four rig field. but they kept it together to finish a close fourth in Class 5-1600. Ryk Reynolds led the first lap by just five seconds in Mini Mag action, Ray and Russ Miller, about to be cleanly passed by Gary Hymes, Saul Zambrano and Howard Anderson were leading Class 11 on the but that was the only lap for the car co-driven by Craig Southerland. (yes it can be done) finished close in fourth spot in Challenger Class. second lap when Saul got stuck, and the team ended up third at"the flag. Dusty Times March 2013 Page 35

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Happenings ... from page 7 May 25-27, 2013 Yerington 300 Desert Race Yerington, NV July 20-21, 2013 250 Mile Night Race Fallon, NV August 31-September 2, 2013 USA 500 Desert Race Fernley, NV October 5-6, 2013 Short Course Prairie City OHV Park Folsom, CA October 26-27, 2013 Short Course · The Famous Halloween Race! Prairie City OHV Park Folsom, CA VICENTE GUERRERO OFF RoAD CLUB PROFO. CENOVIO GAMBOA 0ll-52-616-6-21-91 (2-6 p.m.) WESTERN OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION LARRY HENDERSON (604) 538-0692 WORRA P.O.Box 3241 SUMAS WA 98295 WESTERN PENNsYL v ANIA WHEEL To WHEEL OFF RoAD RAcING PATRICK McGUIRE P.O. Box376 ADAMSBURG, PA. (412) 527-6556 WHIPLASH MOTORSPORTS 2939 E; Grovers Ave. PHOENIX, AZ 85032 (602) 971-3730 OFF ROAD RACE SERIES 406-321-4644/406-670-4647/ 406-698-9536 WISCONSIN MOTORSPORTS SHOW (414) 747-1711 WISCONSIN OFF ROAD FESTIVAL TERRY OR BEV FRIDAY 5913 so. U.S. HWY 45 OSHKOSH, WL 54901 (414) 688-5509 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP P.O. 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Mail your race or rally schedule to: DustyTimes 20761 Plummer St Chatsworth, CA 91311-5003 Page 36 BLUERIBBDN .COALITION Cycle Gear Donates To Keep Trails Openln2013 BENICIA, CA (February 21, 2013) --Cycle Gear, the coun-try's largest retailer of motorcycle apparel and ·accessories, pledges $10,000 to the BlueRibbon Co-alition (BRC) in support of the· organization's efforts to ensure continued access to public lands. The donation highlights Cycle Gear's total fiscal commitment to the BRC Trail Access Fund for 2013. This is the 11th year in a row in which Cycle Gear matches club and rider donations -dollar for dollar- to the Fund (up to $10,000 per year). · Dave Bertram, 5-time ISDE gold medalist, two-time national off-road champion arid CEO of Cycle Gear, states, "Many chal-lenges continue to confront trail enthusiasts who like to ride on state and federal lands. Cycle Gear is proud of this grant program that supports BRC's efforts to success-fully champion responsible mo-torized recreation on designated roads, trails, and areas." · "Unwarranted lawsuits, over-zealous regulators, and agenda-driv-en politicians continue to threaten family-oriented OHV recreation with closures on a daily basis. The off-road business community must continue to support access groups that fight to protect our rights to enjoy public lands." Bertram said. Don Amador, Western Repre-sentative for the BlueRibbon Co-alition, said, "This continued sup-port from Cycle Gear in 2013 will help us in the fight to keep riding areas open for OHV recreation." About Cycle Gear: Cycle Gear(r) Inc. is the coun-try's largest retailer of motorcycle and power sports apparel, parts and accessories. Since 1974 Cycle Gear's product selection and su-perior service have delighted en-thusiasts. 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Candidates must declare their desire to be entered into this special judging and must specify the point in time against which they wish to be judged (what race or date). Candidates are encouraged to provide supporting documentation such as period photos or period tech articles to support their entry if their vehicles are original off-road motorcycles, four-wheel vehicles or rally cars. Updates for safety in the following areas will not detract from the judging ·such as; fuel cells/ plumbing, seats, harnesses, nets, brakes, cage repairs and upgrades, roof roll over protection. Items that will be judged for authenticity shall include chassis/authenticity, suspension/shocks, layout/design, body/paint, drivetrain, fuel delivery, wheels, tire size (but not tire age/brand), lighting and interior (not including race radio and OPS). Extra points can be earned if the original rider, driver or navigator i_s entered in the event. 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THE MINT 400 AND NORRA JoIN FoRcES FOR VINTAGE "SHow N' SHINE" AT THE GREAT AMERICAN OFF-ROAD RAcE - Since the late 1960s, the legendary Mint 400 off-road race in Las Vegas has been one of motorsports most recognized events. With early star power coming from the likes of Parnelli Jones, James Garner and Steve McQueen, the "Great American Off-Road Race" has always created a special kind of historic significance. That history will come alive on Friday, March 22 as organizers of the General Tire Mint 400 and the National Off Road Racing Association (NORRA) have joined efforts to bring a large collection of vintage off-road racing machinery to Las Vegas' Fremont Street for a first-of-its-kind "Show N Shine." NORRA promotes and organizes the General Tire Mexican 1000 Rally, a vintage-flavored on and off-road rally that takes place down the Baja peninsula in late April. With the list of famous off-road vehicles expected at the Mint 400's "Show N' Shine" growing as the display date grows closer, visitors to the race's famed Tech and Contingency Day activities can expect to get up close to some iconic desert racing vehicles - many that competed in the Mint 400 during their heyday. Leading the list of veteran NORRA Mexican 1000 machinery schedule to appear are the 1971 Azunia Tequila/General Tire Snortin' Nortin' Chevy Nova of Jim Riley and the 1983 Ford Bronco General Tire "Retro" Pace Truck of Ron De Wolf. Also making its debut in retro yellow, black and white General Tire livery is the Class 5 VW Baja Bug of Bill Hernquist, which originally ran these colors as a factory racer in 1990. The famous ex-Mark Stahl Class 1 Chenowth-VW now owned by Jeff Furrier is also slated to be in Las Vegas. Several historically significant vehicles are also undergoing restoration but are scheduled to make their public debut at the NORRA Mint 400 "Show N' Shine" display on Fremont Street. One is the exotic black Chevy "BFG" Chevy Blazer originally built by Parnelli Jones and later raced by the late Frank "Scoop" Vessels and then Don Adams. Now owned by Mint 400 veteran Cameron Thieriot, the Blazer was made famous in ABC's "Wide World of Sports" coverage of the 1980 Baja 1000. It is being prepped to run down the Baja once again at April's GT NORRA Mexican 1000, driven by Vessel's late son Kash, Adams and even Malcolm Smith, who co-drove the car with Adams to a 1983 Baja 1000 class victory. Also breaking cover for the first time in decades will be the remarkable Mickey Thompson-built Challenger IV single-seat unlimited open-wheel racecar. Currently being painstakingly brought back to life by Rory Ward, the unique and complex front engine racer took part in the 1978, 1979 and 1980 Mint 400s driven by its legendary creator and his son Danny. The car was lost from the public eye for decades, but it now will make its debut at the 2012 Mint 400 as a roller before being raced at next year's Mexican 1000. Southern California enthusiast Dana Dague is bringing not one, but two newly restored vintage race trucks to the display. One is a 1975 bright Datsun 4x4 pickup that was originally campaigned by former factory race driver Spencer Low. Dague's second entry is a beautiful 1981 Dodge DS0 truck once raced by Mike Meeks and Jerry Mallicote. Both of these restored vehicles competed at the Mint 400 in their past and both will hit the dirt again in the future at this year's Mexican 1000. "The invitation from the Matt Martelli and the Mint 400 group to bring a NORRA vintage display to this event was both an honor and an ideal fit," explained NORRA's Mike Pearlman. "Each event shares General Tire as a corporate partner, but both events also share a passion for this sports' colorful past. Thanks to all of the Mexican 1000 participants and teams who will help make this display a special part of the Mint 400 experience." For more information on the General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000, please visit: www.Mexican1000.combout the General Tire Mint 400: The General Tire Mint 400 is the oldest, roughest, most spectacular off-road race in North America! It was started in 1967, and is steeped in American lore, as thousands of racers and celebrities from around the world have attempted to tame the brutal Nevada desert. With over 300 race teams, 20 classes of vehicles, and more than 20 thousand spectators ... The Mint 400 is currently the biggest off-road race in the world! Now owned by The Martelli Brothers, The Mint 400 is part of the Best in The Desert Off-Road Championship. , Do You KNOIIII How Much You can Increase· Your Business 1nco1-a-ae? Why Not start Advertising I n Dusty Tin~es Advertising Starts At Only SS0-00 Per Month All ads currently In the print, edition wlll also be placed In the onllne edition at no extra charge. see terms onllne at Call Us At: B1B-8B2-0004 Visit our website at www.dustvtln1es.con1 or see the onllne editioiJ~.!.." Login lnt=ormatlon Is on , Fet(;cbook the Masthead page at= the current Issue. Dusty Times March 2013 Page 37

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