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2013 Volume 30 Number 4 Dusty Times Magazine

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Dino Pugeda Obituary from the Ventura County Star Dino Pugeda was born April 15, 1964, in Cavite City, Philippines, to Armando and Ester Pugeda. He passed away on March 27, 2013, after a long illness fighting a spinal cord injury suffered from a racing accident. He was 48 years old. Dino was a resident of Ventura-County for 40 years. In the early 80's, he attended Channel Islands H.S. in Ox-nard and Ventura College. After his college years, he was active with the off road race car industry and worked with Swift Motorsports as a crew chief and co-driver for Ford Motorsports. He also loved the ocean and surfed off the Hueneme Pier in between his races. He is preceded in death by his father, Armando C. Pugeda, and now leaves behind his mother, Ester B. Pugeda; sisters, Anna (husband Frank) Wells, Cynthia (husband Mike) Flinchbaugh and Midina (husband Rqn) Romero; nieces and nephews, Kelsey, Shayne and Chase Wells, Kaelyn and Keegan Pugeda-Romero, Vincent Rayas; and many extended family and friends. Dino's family would like to thank all nurses and doctors at St. John's Sub-Acute Hospital Center in Camarillo for all the years they took care of him. A time of visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 1, at Charles Carroll Funeral Home, 15 Teloma Drive, Ventura, Calif. 93003. Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, also at Charles Carroll, with burial following at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park in Ventura. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: FSCIPCC (foundation for spinal cord injury pre-vention care and cure) 13246 Golden Circle Fenton, Michigan 48430. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Charles Carroll Funeral Home, phone: 642-8134. Please visit: www DEERING INDUSTRIES The largest selection of aircraft hardware on the West Coast! including 12PT AIRCRAFT SOI.TS MS•NAS•AN 150,000 items in stock - 100% American Made 12 pt Nuts • Jet Nuts • Nut Plates • Washer~ 562-595-1668 3300 Cherry Ave• Long Beach, CA• fax 562-595-1678 • e-mail: Page2 April 2013 Dusty Times

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Volume 30 - Number 4 Dllli71il■II Publisher Emeritus Jean Calvin Editor John Calvin Associate Editor Judy Smith Editorial Assistant Bekki Wikel Controller John Calvin Marketing Pat Caplan Circulation Vance Scott Contributors 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 B.O.R.E. Subscription Rates: $25.00 per year, 12 issues, USA, Foreign Subscription rates on request. Contributions: DUSTY TIMES welcomes contributions, but is not responsible for such material. Unsolicited material . will be returned only by request and with a self addressed stamped envelope. Classified Ads: will be published as received, prepaid. DUSTY TIMES assumes no liability for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject to editing. DUSTY TIMES, (ISSN 8750-1732) is published monthly by Hillside Racing Corp, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311, (818) 882-0004 with additional Dusty Times, LLC offices at 415 N. Higgins Avenue, Suite IA, Missoula, MT 59802. Copyright by Hillside Racing Corp. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Periodical Postage paid at Chatsworth, CA 91311 and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address change to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311. CHANGE OF ADDRESS, Four weeks notic~ is required for change of address. Please furnish both old and new address, and send to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311 SNAPSHOT OF THE MONTH ••• Come on! I;ets get this thing back o~ the road, . • J . • • > -. times.a wa~tmg. The year-. 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 8xl0 or electronic media submitted via email will be considered. J In This Issue ... FEATURES SCORE San Felipe by Judy Smith ................... : ..................................... 8 Rally of Mexico by Martin Holmes ........................................................ 14 MORE Balls Out 250 by J Preston Bradshaw ....................................... 18 VORRA Season Opener by Troy Robinson ......................................... 22 HDRA Gold Coast 300 circa 1990 by Judy Smith .............................. 26 DEPARTMENTS Happenings ········································:··················································· 5 Trail Notes .............................................................................................. 6 BFGoodrich Outstanding Trails .......................... : ................................ 34 Rally America Report ........................................................................... 35 Blue Ribbon Coalition ......................................................................... 34 Good Stuff Directory ........................................................................... 38 Index To Advertisers ........................................................................ ~ .... 42 Read this issue online at Login: Subscriber Password: ILoveDT SEE PAGE 3 7 For Important Information ON THE COVER The father/son Vildosola took the overall win in their Ford Raptor at San Felipe, they had five minutes in hand when they took the checkers. Track.side Photo Rick Romans took the Class 1 win as well as the overall in the MORE Balls Out 250, he ran trouble free and had nine minutes in hand at the checkers. Track.side Photo Find uson ., Visit Our Website at Facebook S et-d-ae-1ttd-e 7 ~ to. DUSTY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! .. □ 1 year -$25.00 □ 2 years -$40.00 □ 3 years -$55.00 (to subscribe online go to □ NEW □ RENEWAL ...:Citv~---"°---------------,_sf·. ~ -::.State/Zip .... i ____________ _ ·ccars ·□ 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 April 2013 Page3

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2013 Happenings ... 10K FOUR WHEELERS P.O. Box36 CLEVES, OHIO 45002 <4x4> (All events staged at the club grounds in Cleves. Ohio) 4x4 FoREVER, Lm. 1665 DEIAWARE ST. OSHKOSH, WI 54901 AMERICAN RALLY SPORT GROUP, INc. 3650 SoUTH POINTE CIRCLE, SUITE 205 i..AUGHUN, NV 89208 (702) 298-8171/FAx: (702) 521-0597 <web 25-ameri-can-rally-sport-group.htm. E Mail: .AMERICAN TRIALS ASSOCIATION AMA Obsenied Trials Southern Califi,rnia Championship Series BILL MARKUM, 2010 f>REsJDENT (909) 860-1857 24 HR HOTLINE, 2010 (714) 562-7742 E MAIL: BMARK909@AOLCOM <> AsOCIACION EsTATAL DE AUTOMOVILISMO SAM i..AsELL, TECH INSPECTOR AYro42 SAN JosE DEL CABO BAJA CALIFORNIA DEL SuR. MEXJco AUSTRALIAN OFF ROAD CllA.MPIONSHIP DARRYL SMITH 19 SOMERS ST. CASHMERE, QUEENSLAND, 4500, AuSTIW.JA DUSTY AUTOCROSS QUEBEC OFF ROAD Ci.Ass lQ CARS ONLY RENALD VAILLANCOURT 3069 DAGENAIS WEST I.AVAL QUEBEC, CANADA H7P 1T7 (450) 622-4440 < indexpag.html> BAJA CUP CHALLENGE BAJA PRoTRUCK OFF RoAD RAcE SERIES 14402 8oND CoURT EL CAJON, CA 92021 619-390-6252 The Protruck schedule for 2012 will consist of both the SCORE and Best In The Desert races. BARONA SAND DRAG AssN. P.O. Box 1521 i..AKEsJDE, CA 92040 All Races Are Night Races All Races At Barona Racewa:,, Lakeside, CA BBM MARKETING PROMOTIONS Off Road Short Course Racing & Special Event Marketing NORCO, CA 92860 e-mail (909) 815-5811 BEST IN THE DESERT 3475 BouLDER HIGHWAY I.As VEGAS, NV 89121 702-457-577 5/FAX: 702-641-2431 <> . May 3-5, 2013 Canidae Tap It Silver State "300" "The American Adventure Cantinues" Points For AIL 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) "The American Challenge Continues" Car/Truck & 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 Dusty Times Febuary 23, 2013 Nitro Enduro Challenge Mesquite, NV Spring 2013 Short Course Event Miller Motorsports Park May 3, 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 17, 2013 tentative date EnduroX 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: All Events At California Ciry, CA BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY R.R.3 BRIGHTON, ONTARIO, CANADA KOK-lH0 (613) 475-1102/FAX (613) 475-3250 CAJOR Cum AUTOMOVILISTA ]UARENSE DE CHAMPIONSHIP OFF-ROAD RACING 7210 GATEWAY EAsT EL PASO, TX 79915 April 2013 (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. Box 645 PIERRE, SD 57501 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 (802) 265-8618 CLAIRTON HI-JACKERS l.C.O. TOM DELAUDER SR 1091 TWP. UNE ROAD WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 Short Course offRoad Racing At Har-rison County Fair Grounds. Cadiz. OH CLUB AUTOMOVILISTICA SAN QUINTIN CALLE 6TA FRACc Co. DE SAN QuINTIN c,ntinud on ,111 6 Pages

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Trail Notes ... B FGOODRICH® TIRES CONTINUES ITS DESERT RACING ASSAULT -Tires ran on top seven finishers led by Bryce Menzies at the MINT 400. BFGoodrich® Tires history in endurance desert racing contmues to be rewritten in 2013. Teams running BFGoodrich Tires won the day over the competition and took the top seven positions overall and claimed nine class wins at the Best In The Desert General Tire Mint 400 Presented by Polaris Champion. Bryce Menzies (Las Vegas, Nev.) powered his Ford Trick Truck over the extremely rough terrain for the overall win on Saturday and was followed by the next six finishers on BFGoodrich Tires. Mark Weyhrich "(Troutdale, Ore.) claimed the second position and Rob MacCachren (Las Vegas, Nev.) rounded out the podium spots. Other notable finishers included Jason Voss (Cupertino, Calif.) in fourth, Gary Weyhrich (Troutdale, Ore.) in fifth, Chuck Hovey claimed the 1500 class win (Escondido, Calif.) and placed sixth overall, with Steve Olliges (Las Vegas, Nev.) seventh. Through the rugged terrain of this course, BFGoodrich Tires further proved its leadership position as the most dependable off road racing tire as the brand won nine of the possible 13 classes, in which it competed at the event, including all six classes on Saturday in the four-lap, 386 mile race. This result in the desert has been a consistent theme for BFGoodrich Tires this season after claiming a podium sweep and 11 of the 12 Pro four-wheel classes at the SCORE San Felipe 250 two weeks ago and the top two finishers at the Best In The Desert Parker 425 earlier this year. "These great results aren't a coincidence," said Chris Baker, BFGoodrich Motorsports Director. "These desert races are characterized as the most punishing on cars and drivers where tire durability and toughness is paramount. From the desert playgrounds in the United States to the grueling conditions of Baja, Mexico, BFGoodrich Tires has proven its toughness to drivers through their finishing positions in the most challenging motorsports environment." MacCachren started on the pole for the Mint 400 but faced some adversity early on with vibrations from a bent driveshaft that resulted in him being passed within the first 90 miles. He was able to make the repair and continue chasing the field for a strong third place finish. While MacCachren raced from behind, Menzies did battle with 2011 Mint 400 Champion BJ Baldwin, whom he passed just under the 100 mile mark. After Jesse Jones chose not to pit and passed Menzies for the lead halfway through the race, Menzies battled back and took the top spot passing Jones on the third lap and never looked back. Even with no brakes in the last 20 miles, Menzies rolled over the course to the finish line. "We had one broken wheel today," said Menzies post-race. "I won't even say it was a flat tire. BFG tires are the toughest tire out there and this race again proved it. Thanks BFGoodrich." Other class winners included races completed on Friday where BFGoodrich Tires claimed . three of the seven classes including: Steve Sourapas (Rancho Sante Fe, Calif.) in the 1800S class; Ronny Wilson (Long Beach, Calif) in the 1100P class, and Tim Casey (Brea, Calif.) in the 8100P class. Reflecting on the day and attributing his success to his equipment, Class 7200 winner Al Hogan (Columbus, Mon.) said, "What tires do I have on my truck? Say it again! Say it again! That's right, BFGoodrich. These are the same tire I started this race on. No flats. I passed guys all day long changing tires. Not me, and why? Say it again. BFG." Top 10 Final of Saturday race: with BFGoodrich drivers in BOLD: 1. Bryce Menzies (Las Vegas, NV) Class 1400 6:19:59.614; 2. Mark Weyhrich (Troutdale, OR) Class 1400 6:28:17.427; 3. Rob MacCachren (Las Vegas, NV) Class 1400 6:34:41.112; 4. Jason Voss (Cupertino, CA.) Class 1400 6:51:51.231; 5. Gary Weyhrich (Troutdale, OR) Class 1400 7:02:31.999; 6. Chuck Hovey (Escondido, CA) Class 1500 7:09:44.050; 7. Steve Olliges (Las Vegas, NV) Class 1400 7: 12:47.163; 8. Cameron Steele (San Clemente, CA) Class 1400 7: 15:00.611; 9. Daniel McMillin (LaMesa, CA) Class 1400 7: 16:25.464; 10. Harley Letner (Orange, CA) Class 1500 7:22:46.722. BFGoodrich Class Winners: Class 1400- Bryce Menzies, Class 1500 -Chuck Hovey, Class 6100 -Jason Ruane, Class 7200 - Al Hogan, Class 8000 -Cole Fielding, Class 8100 -Tim Casey, Class 1000 -Chip Prescott, Class 1100 -Ronny Wilson, Class 1800 - Steve Sourapas, For complete results, go to Cell: 704.222.5488 PAC RACING SPRINGS SUPPORTS TORC RACERS WITH MORR CONTINGENCY PROGRAM - PAC Racing Springs will continue its support of short-course off-road racing with an extensive contingency offer for both the PRO and Sportsman competitor in the Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL. The second year MORR Contingency Program participant rewards racers that use their any components, including suspension springs, sway bars, shocks, and valve springs. PAC Racing Springs is offering $150 to first place and $50 to second place finishers at every round of racing in the PRO Truck classes. The Sportsman class winners and runners-up finishers have the opportunity to win $50 and $25 respectively at every round during the TORC season. To be eligible you must meet the PAC Racing Springs requirements and complete the online form and submit it directly to the company. The value of the program is $18,000. "Last year, we had substantial gains in the off-road marketplace with our line of products," noted Jason Youd, PAC Racing Springs Business Development Manager. "In 2013 we would like to say thanks to our customers and the MORR Contingency Program fits our marketing plans." 2 013 TORC RACE SCHEDULE - 5/11-12 Eldora Speedway, OH - 6/15-16 Bark River, MI - 6/29-30 Crandon, WI - 7/19-20 Chicagoland Speedway, IL - 8/10-11 RedBud MX, MI - 8/31-9/01 Crandon, WI - 9/28-30 Lancaster, CA -5/04 MORR Swap Meet Abrams, WI - 05/2013 MORR Test Day Crandon, WI Page..& SAN QUINTIN, BC, MEXICO HERACLIO PATINO (011 52 616-5-22-07) Cum AUTOMOVILISTico SAN VICENTE San Vicente Off Road ENSENADA, BC, MEXICO USA }AN WRIGHT (011 52 61746834) RAMON CASTRO & RUBEN ACEVEDO (61637/7 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: 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 27 5 Mexicali-San Felipe, B.C., MX COLORADO HILL CLIMB AsSOCIATION BARB V AHSHOLTZ, PRES!DEm (719) 531-3642 W/(719)687-9827 H P.O Box8286 I CoLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80933 (719) 653-8449 COLORADO OFF ROAD EXTREME 303-956-3600 CORP P.O. Box392 CALEXICO, CA 92232 HECTOR CERECER Ol l-52-65-66-4458 CORR SERIES 270 NEWPORT CENTER DR., Sum 100 NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660 866-501.CORR CORVA 1500 WEST EL CAMINO, Sum 352 SACRAMEITTO, CA 95833 1-800-42 CORVA Exr 42 Fax (818) 957-4435 CuRTLEDucs OFF ROAD 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 events at Hannigan race track, Bellingham, WA or Thurston Count:) ORV Park, Olympia, WA) DAKAR RALLY DARREN SKILTON BAJA AUTOMOTIVE AoVENTIJRES 455 E. OcEAN BLVD., Sum 208 LoNG BEAt:H, CA 90802 (562) 755-2278/FAX: (562) 590-7925 <> DECATUR FoUR WHEEL DRIVE Cum DECATIJR, TX-76234 ToMAu.EN (800) 662-3649/(214) 641-2090 DESERT STEEL MoTORSPORTs 1863 CoMMANDER DRIVE LAKE HAVASU CITY; AZ 86403 (928) 855-2208 EAsn:RN OfF..RoAD RACING AssN. TOM DELAUDER, SR. 1091 TOWNSHIP LINE Raw WELI.SVIU.E, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 f.NSFNADA BAJA OfF ROAD RACING Av. REFORMA 1136 ENSADA, BC, MX Ol l-52-646-1818989 Eus10 Oll-52-646-1715230 AARON Races for buggys & Motorcycles Aprll 2013 i EsTERO BEACH INTERNATIONAL Mike Strange (250) 573-4003 Short Course Racing LAS VEGAS SANDSPORTS & VICTORIA GALINOO OFFROAD EXPO ENSENAOA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO 011-52-646-176-6230 (626) 961-3782 <> EDR <> EXTREME DESERT RACING L.I.T.~E. P.O. Box 91615 AusnN,TX 78709 (512) 848-4344 /E FAx (1512) 687-5310 }EFF ELROD (408) 926-0522 Car Truck Series JIM ARUTA Bilce Quad Series (408) 247-4402 FORDA LOORRS FLORIDA OFF ROAD DRIVER'S . LUCAS OIL ASSOCIATION OFF ROAD RACING SERIES JASON LEIBIN <> May 17-19, 2013 (727) 376-4176 Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park Mar, Apr, Ma,, Noo at Davidson Raceway Lake Elsinore, CA GENERAL TIRE June 21-23, 2013 TROPHYUTE SERIES Miller Motorsports Park Tooele, UT DRIVE RACING ORGANIZATION July 26-28, 2013 760-.352-6020 Night Race Las Vegas, NV Glen Helen Raceway GLEN HELEN BAJA CuP San Bernardino, CA CIIALLENGE SERIES August 23-2S, 2013 Wild West Motorsports Park PO Box6950 Sparks, NV SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92412 September 19-21, 2013 PHONE: (909) 384-9343 Night Race Las Vegas Motor Speedway GORRA Las Vegas, NV GEORGIA OFF ROAD October 2S-26, 2013 Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park RACING ASSOCIATION Lake Elsinore, CA 420 HOSEA ROAD LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30245 MAMAluuTA OFF ROAD RACING (404) 963-0252 Luis CAR!.os ALvAREzo GPORRA PANAMERICANA AVE #5105 Co. JuAREZ, CHIH., MX GREAT PLANES OFF ROAD 011-52-1637-1799 RACING ASSOCIATION MICHIGAN BUGGY BUILDERS TIM HODGE (402) 991-6048 Dune Buggy Trade Show Scarr MORROW (517) 543-7214 (816) 792-2126 <> (All races are short course, suulium si:ile MICHIGAN OFF ROAD Cla.sses, 2010 Sportsman, 1/2-1600, CHAMPIONSHIPS 5-1600, Sport Truck, Quads, Tough Truck Nebraska Raceway Park, Exit 420 on l-80 M.T.B. Enterprises Inc. between Omaha and Lincoln.) 15529 }ONES ROAD For latest info check GRAND LEDGE, ML 48837 <> (517) 627-6200 Motorcycles, Quads, ATVs and Pilots HORA only HIGH DEsERT RACING MAORA ASSOCIATION Mm-AMERICA 4498 VERDICCIO AVE. OFF ROAD ASSOCIATION LAs VEGAS NV 89141-4243 P.O. Box664 (702) 407-3059 GREENUP, lL 62428 (888) 207-0969 Fax (217) 962-1318 E-MAIL: July 12-14, 2013 <> Reno 500 Reno, NV MICHIGAN SPORT BUGGY September 27-29, 2013 ASSOCIATION Laughlin Desert Challenge DAVE BARRET 2 Day Event 6363 NIGHTINGALE DR. Laughlin, NV FLINT, ML 48506 HIGH PLAINS OFF ROAD RACING (810) 7 30-9221 2000 W. QUINCY AVENUE #B M.O.R.E. ENGLEWOOD, CO 80110 MOJAVE OFF ROAD RACING 303-806-8062/303-781-0974 fax ENTHUSIASTS INTERNATIONAL lcE RACING P.O. Box 1231 ASSOCIATION BARSTOW, CA 92312 P.O. Box 8105 760-253-4453 ST. PAUL, MN 55108 < STEVE BEDOOR (612) 937-3816/Fax 474-2769 May 18, 2013 Lucerne 500Lucerne, CA INTER-SHows MoT~PORTS July 20, 2013 PROMOTIONS, c. Freedom250 Night Race P.O. Box 2910 Barstow, CA MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690 September 7, 2013 (949) 582-2371 Chili cook off 300 Night Race .. }EEPSPEED Lucerne, CA October S, 2013 1826 N. WINDES Race for the Cure Powder Puff ORANGE, CA 92869 Barstow, CA 714-538-7434/ fax 714-633-1724 December 7, 2013 May 3-S, 201} Holiday 200 Toys for Tots Race BlTD Canidae Tap It Silver State 300 Barstow, CA Nevada MORR August 1S-17, 2013 BITD General Tire Vegas to Reno TRAXXAS TORC SERIES Las Vegas, NV PRESENTED BY AMSOIL October 11-13, 2013 BITD Bluewater Desert Challenge Parker, AZ May 4, 2013 December 6-8, 2013 MORR Swap Meet BITD Henderson 250 Abrams, Wl Jeepspeed Finals May 11-12, 2013 Henderson, NV Eldora Speedway, OH KAMI.OOPS OFF ROAD RACING May,2013 MORR Test Day Whispering Pines Sports Crandon Wl & Recreation Center June 1S-16, 2013 KAMLOOPS, BC, CANADA Bark River Intl. Raceway Mark River, Ml Dusty Times

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June 29-30, 2013 Crandon Intl. Race;1Way 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, MI August 31-September 1, 2013 Crandon Intl. Raceway Crandon, WI September 28-30, 2013 Lancaster, CA MOTOWEST WINTER ThIAI.s SERIFS B1LLMARl<HAM (909) 860-1857 <> All events at Perris Racewa1 (At Reed Val!e:Y with a school) NATIONAL MUD RACING ASSN. RT. #l, 2010 Box 380 DAVE OR MARLENE RYAN PALATKA, FL 32177 (904) 325-5422 NATIONAL TuFF TRucK AssN. Butch Chapin Motorsports Promo-tions 1404 EAsr 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 Racewa:,, on route 518, 20 minutes SW of Lisbon, OH) (Thunder Valley located 15 minutes from Spring Valley) NORRA NATIONAL OFF ROAD RACING AssOCIATION (661) 262-7171 <> April 27-May 1, 2013 Mexican 1000 Mexicali, BC, MX OFFRoADExro 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 & UNLID. MICHAEL MOORE (334) 271-7035 OlJ!1AW REP. DON PONDER (314) 631-8190 (All Races at Wheeling in the Count, 900 Acres) Omo OFF RoADERS INc. 1427 GOSHEN HILLS ROAD S.E. NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO 44663 JIM KENDEL (216) 339-4674 AU races held at Harrison County Fairgrounds. Cadiz, Ohio ONTARIO OFF ROAD RACERS ASSOCIATION RICK T!CHBOURNE, PUBuc RELATIONS (519).681-4192(H)/(519) 457-2913(W) OUTI.AW DESERT RACING LLC. 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Weddle Racing input shafts are much more effective at dampening shock loads than the stock VW input shafts, and they work to significantly reduce stresses in the transmission and drivetrain. This can make a huge difference in the longevity of components, especially in high performance applications. Each shaft is manufactured from custom-spec ultra high quality 300M steel, through-hardened, and shot peened to maximize strength and fatigue resistance. Application: VW Type 1 and Type 2 transaxles Call u 805 562 8600 or email info@weddleindustries. com for more information. 113-311-105HDType 1 Torsional Input Shaft (259mm) Price $169, 091-311-105HD Type 2 Torsional Input Shaft (287mm) Price $169. MASTERCRAFT SAFETY AND IMPACT RATCHET UP FOR THE RACE SEASON WITH NEW RATCHETING HARNESSES -Impact and MasterCraft Safety's harnesses are some of the most popular in the racing industry today. Used by the likes of Robby Gordon, Brian Deegan, Ron Hornaday, Antron Brown and even Tom Cruise in the new Jack Reacher movie, Impact by MasterCraft Safety has become the popular choice of drivers from NASCAR to NHRA to Baja. Always evolving, MasterCraft debuted the QSR (Quick Safety Release Adjusters) system in 2012 to critical acclaim. For 2013 and in response to overwhelming demand, Impact and MasterCraft Safety are proud to introduce a new option for the most versatile belts in the industry today; the Ratcheting Harness. Specifically engineered with extreme racing conditions in mind, Impact and MasterCraft Safety have extensively tested their American-made ratcheting lap belt in both the lab and on the race course through CEO Robbie Pierce's off-road racing efforts in his SCORE Trophy Truck. "Getting the belts tight enough in the heat of battle when off-road racing can be difficult for some people," Pierce explained. "Particularly when getting back in the truck quickly, such as during a tire change." The ratcheting mechanism is available as an option on any of the Impact or MasterCraft Safety three-inch 16.1 SFI rated lap belts and is the ideal solution for racers wanting a tighter lap adjustment in their race vehicle without the assistance of crew members. Capable of withstanding harsh racing conditions and environments such as back-to-back dirt track events or 1000 miles of Baja racing, the ratcheting mechanism is manufactured from heat-treated 4130 chromoly steel and features a double locking design for added safety. MasterCraft Safety's ratcheting mechanism can be specified for either the left or right side use. Both feature a bolt-in installation on the mechanism side while the opposing side can be customized to the user's preference with either a snap-in or bolt-in end. The ratcheting mechanism replaces one (left or right, depending on your preference) of the standard lap adjusters allowing the belt to be quickly and easily tightened independently by the competitor, without the need for outside assistance. The mechanism uses a 1/ 4-inch drive ratchet found in every racer's toolbox for adjustment, making the system even more versatile. Want to see the new ratcheting harness mechanism for yourself? MasterCraft Safety will be at contingency for the upcoming Mint 400 race this weekend. Stop by their booth on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas to see the ratcheting mechanism in person and order up a set for your truck, buggy, or race car. For more information on the new Ratcheting Harnesses contact MasterCraft Safety or Impact at: MasterCraft Safety-619.449.9455 Impact-317.852.3067Or visit them on the web at: INTERSTATE ALL BATTERY CENTER AMONG Top MULTI-UNIT BRANDS - Battery Retailer Earns Place on Franchise Business Review's Top 50 List. 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Franchise Business Review's research shows franchise operators who own more than one unit within a brand tend to be more satisfied overall than single-unit owners. All North America-based franchise companies were invited to participate in the free franchise satisfaction study. Franchisees answered questions ranking their franchise in the areas of financial opportunity, training and support, leadership, operations and product development, core values, general satisfaction, and the franchisee community. In addition to providing multiple revenue streams, other advantages of the Interstate All Battery Center franchise program are high unit volumes, low employee count and high employee retention. "We are the leading source in defining the replacement battery business," said Eades. "Interstate All Battery Center has created a dynamic relationship with our retail customers and business-to-business clients that leads the industry in customer satisfaction ratings." 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lfiNII MASTERCRAFTITECATE SAN FELIPE 250 OFF .. Vildoso1.a·s overall By Judy Smith Photos: Track.side Photo Gus Vildosola and Junior were the SCORE San Felipe Trophy Truck and Overall winners, seen here at speed on their way to the checkers. Roger Norman's first SCORE event probably didn't go as smoothly as he would have wished. But the race got off the ground on time and fin-ished in a timely manner, and although San Felipe was cooler than usual, it still welcomed the race folks with warmth, icy margaritas, fresh fish tacos and churros. Norman made some changes, and one was to shift the entire course more northward, adding about 100 miles above Highway 3, and deleting some of the over-used stuff down on the south end, so the total mileage remained roughly the same. The start was in the usual place, right near the arches, but the official finish line didn't come down to that point. Because the bikes would be finishing their race ( which had started at 6 a.m.) just as the Trophy Trucks were starting, Norman couldn't risk two-way traffic on the course. He wanted to use a local gentleman's property, but fearful of huge crowds and damage to his fences, the man declined. Unfortunately, he had the crowds and damage anyway, in spite of the best efforts of the local police, military and SCORE officials. The town was apparently full to overflowing, and the Military Checkpoint up at Highway 3 said they'd counted 40,000 people headed to San Felipe. There was the usual rash of incidents and accidents involv-ing the race spectators. Some apparently got careless and ran into each other, as they moved to more strategic positions once they discovered that the course crossed Zoo Road at a new and "safer" point. As always, specta-tors were to be found in even some of the most isolated parts of the course, happily cheering on their favorites, and often helping with repairs, uprighting overturned racers, or supply-ing a precious gallon of fuel to get a car to the finish. The spectators at this event, as at all Baja ra\:es, are serious fans, and often make a difference be-tween a finish or a non-finish. The "new" section of the course was not entirely new ac-tually, since over the years most of it had been raced in one event or another, not necessar-ily SCORE races. CODE uses the area also. But the course layout folks did find a couple of nice canyons that hadn't been used before, a bit north of High-way 3. So, from about Mile 120 to the point where they turned The Moss brothers, Don and Ken had an easy ride to the Class 3 win at San Felipe, seen here getting' ready to grab some sky. Cody Parkhouse and Brian Parkhouse drove their really good looking Jimco-Chevy to the Class 1 win at San Felipe, seen here at speed. south across the highway and ran down Matias Wash, there was a highly appreciated bit of new ground. Otherwise it was all familiar. Starting at the arches they went north and a bit west, crossing Zoo Road and then slanting back toward the highway, so that from about Mile 25 they ran fairly close to the pavement. They crossed the westbound Highway 3, zigged a bit, but mostly headed north, for about 40 miles, passing La Ventana on the west. Up at the tip of that long loop was Check-point 1, then there was a wide arcing turn, swinging through another eight or ten miles, and there was Checkpoint 2. Now they were headed south, paral-leling the northbound track, but five or eight miles to the west. At Mile 120 they swung westward and a bit to the north to explore those new canyons, then crossed the highway and came back onto old familiar territory. They went across Diablo Dry Lake, and lumped through the whoops to Morelia Junction, where the trail veered a bit westward, but kept moving south. At Mile 184 they passed Check 3, then continued south, down to about Mile 205, the southernmost point on the course, where they turned back northward, then dropped down and headed east, through Hua-tamote Wash. Another swing to the west sent them up to Check 4, at the top of Las Amarillas, which then brought them down almost to the old road, and a northerly route for the final 20 miles or so to the finish. It was a total of 254 miles long. All vehicles had a 12 hour time limit. The bikes started first, and the Trophy Trucks started three-and-a-half hours after the last quad went off the line. The interval was one minute for the Trophy Trucks and Class 1, and starting with Class 10 (the third group to start) they were flagged off at 30 second inter-vals. The day was a bit chilly for spectators, with steady breezes to move the dust. And, it had rained for just a few minutes early on Friday morning, which dampened the ground enough to hold the dust down a bit. The entry was good sized at 250, so the line of cars and trucks went way back down the street as the Trophy Trucks were flagged off. Everything went smoothly for the first seven or eight classes, but as they got back to the limited cars there was a bit of a snag because the Kevin Call and Noe Valdez were the Class 5 winners, they're seen here at high speed in the outback, heading for the checkers. Randy and Bryan Wilson drove their Jimco-Chevy to a second place Alberto Gonzales and Guillermo Berenguer were the second place Jonathan Brenthal took second place honors in the Class 7200 action, finish in the Class 1 battle, seen here racing to the checkers. finishers in the Class 7 action, seen here in their Ford Ranger. seen here in his Ford Ranger at high speed. Pages Aprll 2013 Dusty Times

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11 Aaron Celiceo and Robert Rodriguez took the gold medal in the Class 7 contest, they are seen here reaching for the sky. Josh Quintero drove his bright blue Ford Raptor to the Class 7200 win at San Felipe, he's seen here at high speed in the outback. SCORE had made the west-ernmost giant arch into a huge stage, built a ramp up the stairs from the rear, then down the front and leading back into the staging line. Up at the top there were announcers introducing each car's occupants to the en-thusiasts who'd come out to see them off. Drivers who hadn't expected this were sort of awe-struck by the whole thing, and had to be persuaded some times to turn right into what looked like a dead end at first glance, but was the official way to the start. And, as they were mak-ing the turn and the approach to the ramp, the IRC workers were hanging onto their cars, at-taching the final bit of gadgetry that would keep track of their vehicles around the race course. Pretty exciting start to the day and of course, as the cars were threading their way toward the start, the bikes and quads were Tech people were checking to be sure that entries which had not been properly equipped as they went through tech the day before, had updated whatever needed updating. Things like old seat belts, old helmets, fire extinguishers -whatever. And, in some cases they were marking the crankcases of some limited classes, with nail polish, so that it would be apparent in post-race tech if they'd illegally changed parts they shouldn't have. All that fussing around in the road, rather than on the slowed things down, and that sidewalk, and thus narrowed meant the teams were forced to access to one skinny lane. Ulti-move pretty quickly to get up mately, everybody got started all to their start on t~me. It was right, but it was exacerbated by all complicated by a souvenir the extra showmanship that had vendor who had a prime spot been thrown into the works. Continud on page 10 Ricardo Garcia and Elias Cobra/es were the second place finishers in Jorge Valdes and Carlos Rares took the gold medal in the Sportsman Thomas Graves and Richard Morel were the Sportsman UTV Unlimited the Class 7X contest, they're seen here just at liftoff. Buggy contest, seen here on their way to glory. class winners, Seen here racing across the vast outback. Dusty Times 2,160 R(?oms 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 751000 Sq. Ft. Of Meeting Space 4,500 Seat Equest~ian & Event Center 80,000 Sq. Ft. Exhibit Hall Spa & Fitness Center Showroom 64-Lane Bowling Center LAS VEGAS BLVD AT SILVERADO RANCH • SOUTHPOINTCAS/NO.COM Aprll 2013 Page9

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Elias Hanna took the gold medal in the Class 7X contest, seen here at high speed on his way to the checkers. Marie Lawrence flies his Chenowth Chevy black beauty across the San Felipe course on his way to the Class 10 win. coming in for their finish line interviews, and celebrations with friends and family. It made for a very busy start area. Many of them must have felt relieved just to get out into the desert where they were in con-trol of where to go and when. It took 4 hours 13 minutes and 39 second for Gus and Tavo Vildosola to get their Ford to the finish line. They weren't the first to come in, but after some confusion about who had been first, and after Sunday's surpris-ing discovery that many penal-ties had been assessed, they were the winning team. The senior Vildosola was the driver of record for this event, so, even though it was looking like a very close finish as Tavo, who'd been in since the start, neared the end of his trouble-free day, Gus had to get in for a bit, to make everything legal. He hopped in about ten miles from the finish line, losing a few minutes with the process of buckling in and getting moving again. On the podium, where Bryce Menzies and Juan Carlos Lopez had both already finished, the consensus was that the Vildosolas might have lost first place with that necessary drivers' change. But that was all conjecture, and the timing and scoring team was apparently a bit over-whelmed by the very close traf-fic, so as sometimes happens, a finish list was slow to appear. In fact, it wasn't until Sun-day morning that anything was known for certain, and it wasn't good news for Menzies. He'd received a penalty, and the Vil-dosolas had run penalty free, which moved then securely into the win column with a time of 4:13:39. Menzies, in a Ford, had also had a good day. He'd had no problems at all, but he'd put his fuel stop a bit too far along, so he'd had to slow a bit to save fuel early in the day. Then he'd changed to new rear tires as a precaution, and after that, "pushed as hard as I could", but still thought Tavo had him. The Vildosola driver-switch altered the picture a bit, but ultimately, it was the penalty Menzies re-ceived, for an unknown course infraction. (None of the penal-ties are identified as to cause or number of minutes on the results sheets. Roger Norman, new owner of SCORE, said that they added ten minutes for missing a VCP and five minutes for being outside the 1000 foot corridor of the marked course. Jose Leon beat out three other trucks to take the Class 8 win, he's seen here on his way to those wonderful checkers. There were penalties for other infractions also.) Menzies' offi-cial time, including the penalty, was 4: 18:36. In third place it was Rob MacCachren in his new Ford truck. This was a pretty special event for him, because it's the first time he's had his own truck to race. He said he'd lost a few minutes in a fuel pit, and had a flat at Mile 168. He com-mented that it was great to see "the people out there cheering us on -it's incredible!" His penalty-free time was 4:22:23. Juan Carlos Lopez was fourth in a Chevy. He said he'd had one flat tire at Mile 239, and it had cost him about four min-utes. But he also had a penalty, which made his time 4:23: 11. Mark Weyhrich was fifth in his Ford, and he said he'd switched to new tires on the dry lake (Diablo) and one of them shredded after about six miles, so he figured he must have lost a valve stem. That cost a lot of time, because they had to dig a bit in order to get the jack in under the truck. He had no penalties, and his time was 4:24:09. Tim Herbst and Larry Ro-eseler were sixth in their Ford. Herbst started, and LR got in at Mile 150 and finished. He said he'd had "no flats, no prob-lems, nothin'." Their time was 4:30:33, with no penalties. In seventh it was Jesse Jones, Ford, who said "I've never been beat up like that in my life ... I'm old!" He had a flat at Mile 12, and had problems with his air jack. His time was 4:40:25, and included a penalty. Jimmy Nuckles was eighth in another Ford. He said, "We had one flat, we earned it -and the jack was messed up." It cost him five or six miny.tes, and he lost positions. Late in the race he "heard something in the back", so he'd slowed to about 50% for the last 30 miles. His time was 4:43:08, including the penalty. Nick Vanderwey, in the Chevrolet "Cow Truck", was ninth, and he drove all the way. David Vess navigated. They said they'd had "a lot of dust". They drove "a conservative race" and found it pretty tough, finishing with a time of 4:46:34, includ-ing penalty. Tenth went to Craig Potts, Chevy. He said he hadn't felt well for a while so he'd slowed down somewhat. He'd had no flats, and had a time of 4:46:51 with no penalties. Zak Langley drove all the way in his Ford with Sean Williams navigating. This was the first finish for the team's Trophy Truck. They said they'd had one flat when they took a rock in the sidewall, and it cost them five minutes. They're running the 42 inch tires, and each of them weighs 108 pounds. Their time was 4:48: 15, and they had no penalties. B. J. Baldwin finished 12th in his Chevrolet. He said he "didn't get the shocks right -had way too much compres-sion." He had to pull over at Mile 200 and make them softer. It "was awesome after that", he said. He had no flat tires, and pushed hard at the end. His time was 4:50:34, with no penalties. In 13th it was Ken Losch, Chevrolet. Losch drove all the way, with Brian Stubbs navigat-ing. They had one flat and no other problems, and finished in 4:56:01, which included penalty time. Fourteenth was earned by Danny Ashcraft, who started, and Jesse Ashcraft, who fin-ished in their Ford. They said they'd had three rear flats. Their time was 5:03:55, with no penalties. In 15th it was Sergio Salga-do, Ford. They said they'd had one flat which cost about six minutes, and "also one cactus and oil temperature ... " Their time was 5: 12:01 and included penalties. In sixteenth place, Gary Weyhrich, Ford. Weyhrich drove all the way with Justin Fantz navigating. They hit a rock and "folded up" the drive-line. They had to stop and change it, which lost about 20 minutes. Their total time was 5: 19:47, including penalties. Seventeenth went to Steve Eugenio and Adam Pfankuch n a Chevy. Eugenio had Quentin Tucker navigating, and they got in at Mile 140. Pfankuch had started with Rick St. John navi-gating. The team had transmis-sion trouble all day, but were happy to get their first finish in the new truck. It's actually B.J. Baldwin's old truck, a Por-ter. They had no flat tires, and their time was 5:31:52, with penalties. The eighteenth finisher was the team of Tom Olivera and John Lennon in a Chevrolet. Lennon started and Olivera finished and Ben Diaz navi-gated. They said they'd had no tire problems, but had an oil leak at about Mile 20 that took 25 miles to fix. They said this course was "just as rough as the old course, but it was a good course, a nice change of pace." Their time was 5:32:59 with penalties. Cameron Steele, who fin-ished 19th, did all the driving in his GMC, and had two flats early in the day. Then he "came back strong", but at Mile 144 had electrical issues and had to change the alternator. Near Mile 212 there were two cars stuck in a soft wash and block-ing the course, so Steele had to help get them unstuck, which they said cost about eight min-utes. His total time was 5:51:38, with no penalties. In 20th it was Armin Schwarz and Martin Chritensen in their Jimco. They had a new torque convertor and it "messed up" their gas mileage, so Schwarz ran out at Mile 160 and lost 45 minutes. He'd also had a couple of early flats. Christensen got in at Mile 170 and he had no trouble at all. Their time was 6: 10:48, with penalties. In 21st it was Justin Davis who drove his Ford all the way, with Troy Holes navigating. They had a bad day, with many flats, and at one point had two at once, and no spare. They also lost a spare. Their time was 6:59:27 and included penalties. The 22nd finisher was the team of Heidi Steele and Jes-sica McMillin in a Chevrolet. McMillin started and had three flats; one at El Chinero, one at Tres Pozos and one at an unknown spot. Steele got in at Mile 212; Huatamote Wash, Rob MacCachren was the third place finisher in the Trophy Truck action, Luke McMillin drove his good looking Jimco-Chevy to a third place finish Elisio Garcia and Hector Sarabia took the Class 1/2-1600 gold medal at Rob is seen here with the power full on in his Ford F-150. in the Class 1 contest, he's seen here headin' for home. San Felipe, seen here at one of many takeoffs. Page 10 Aprll 2013 Dusty Times n

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and she got stuck. She was apparently one of the "stuck cars" that Cameron Steele (her husband) helped free up in the sofr wash. At Mile 233 she lost a serpentine belt. This was their first time racing as a team in this truck, and both of them liked the way the truck handled. Their time was •7:00:04 with penalties. Troy Herbst and Ryan Ar-ciero finished 23rd in their Ford, after replacing a transmis-sion at Mile 38. At Mile 150 Arciero got in and went to the finish. They had no flats all day. But when the transmission quit they'd had to wait for the crew to get to them from the dry lake where they'd been sta-tioned. That cost a lot of time, and their total time was 7:06: 10 with no penalties. In 24th it was Jason Voss in a Ford. He drove all the way and had fuel delivery problems, and also a dead battery. James East navigated all the way, and they finished in 7: 12:09 with no penalties. Pete Sohren was 25th in his Ford, with John Minnar navigating the whole distance, and someone named Jersey in the left seat. They blew a power steering line, had mo-tor problems and ran out of gas about 25 miles before the finish. Their time was 7:25:20, including penalties. In 26th it was Mike Palmer, who drove all the way in his Chevy. He said he'd had drive-line issues, had lost a brake line, and didn't have his lights when he needed them. Jason Fish navigated for him all the way. They had no penalties and their time was 8:38;42. The final finisher in the class was Glen Greer who drove it all in his Dodge, and Ted Greer who navigated all the way. They changed the ring and pinon and the drive shaft at Mile 96, and it took them two hours, but after that it ran well. They had no flats, but had 'only a small light bar." They said that "wasn't good planning." Their time was 8:43:39 including penalties. Fif-teen of the 27 finishers in this class had penalties. The winner in Class 1 was Cody Parkhouse in a Mirage. He said "What a ride!" as he got to the podium. Parkhouse drove all the way. He had no tire prob-lems, and no other problems at all. He said he "just drove the whole day." The final 75 miles or so he was running with the Trophy Trucks. His time was 4:34:31, and he had penalties. Second place was earned by Randy and Brian Wilson in their Jimco. This was just Brian's second time to drive Leonardo Rayos raced his Seagrove to the SCORE lites Class win at San Felipe, seen here saving a bit of tire wear. the Class 1 car. He started and Justin Munyon navigated and they had no problems and no flat tires. Randy and his naviga-tor, Charlie, did the rest, also a trouble-free run. Their time was 4:44:24, including penalties. In third, continuing the tight duel between the families, Luke McMillin, also in a Jimco, ran close with them, but, unchar-acteristically, had flattened a couple of tires, apparently be-cause his power-steering wasn't working quite right, and he was at times unable to keep the car on the road. Chris Oli-mon navigated for him. Their time was 4:49:38, and included penalties. The fourth car was the other Wilson Class 1, Jimco Chevy. Ronny Wilson started in the morning, and John Herder did the second half of the day. Jason Briscoe navigated. They had a fuel cell issue about five minutes from the finish and had to call their chase crew out with a five gallon can of fuel. But they had no flat tires. Their time was 4:54:52, including . penalties. The fifth place finisher was Eric Harp, in a Porter Chevy. He drove all the way and Kevin Milke did the navigating in their E.S. chassis. They had just one flat along the way and their time was 5:59:37, with penalties. In sixth it was Justin Mat-ney who did all the driving in his Geiser Chevy. He said that the heim on his throttle pedal broke and he had to drive for 20 miles holding a rod connected to the pedal, and then had to spend time in a pit as repairs were made. Kellon Walch did the navigating. Their time was 6:00:02 including penalties. Eduardo Laguna drove all the way in his Geiser Chevy, with Gedze Lopez navigating. They had three flat tires -and rolled the car at Mile 35. At one point they had a flat and no spare, and at Mile 199 they lost their power steering. Their time was 7:28:20, including penalties. In Class 1, which had seven finishers, all of them received penalties. Class 10 went off the line next, and at the end of the trip, the winner was Mikey Lawrence in a Chenowth Chevy. He did all the driving, and Blake Kirk-patrick navigated all the way. They lost their clutch (and had to be pushed up onto the ramp) and also had some throttle problems, but had no flat tires. Their time was 5: 19:53 and in-cluded no penalties. Second in Class 10 was the team of Brad Wilson and Kyle Quinn, who shared the driving in their Jimco. Jonathan Lenton navigated for Quinn and Jeremy Munyon navigated for Wilson. They were the first on the road for the second half of the_ trip, and didn't push it too hard. They had no flats, thought the course was rough, and were actually the first team to finish, but had somehow earned a pen-alty. Their after-penalty time was 5:21:49. In third it was Mike Majesky, who started and Mike Johnson, who finished in their single seat Alumi-Craft. They had "a little bit" of a clutch issue, and no flat tires. Their time was 5:22:43 and included penalties. Chris Boyer did all the driv-ing in his Banning Ford while Dave Locke did the navigating. They finished fourth, in part thanks to Cameron Steele who helped "unstick" them. Their time was 5:39: 10, which includ-ed penalties. In fifth place it was J. J. Schnarr, who started, and Mark Levrett, who finished in their Alumicraft. Jeff Rocke and Alex Baker navigated for the trouble-free run. Their time was 5:43: 10, and included penalties. Sixth place went to Andrew Myers, who started in the Alu-Rene Rodriguez took home the gold medal for his actions in the Class 11 battle, Rene is seen here at speed on the course. Jim Keyes and Kay Awaad took the Stock Full Class win, they're seen here in their Ford F-150 on their way to the checkered flag. miCraft and Ross Savage who finished. They'd had two flats at once on the right side of the car, while on the dry lake. Their time 5:48:45, including penalties. The seventh place finisher in Class 10 was the team of Mike Shaffer, John Cantrell and a fel-low named Daniel who didn't make it into the program. They said they'd lost their alternator and belts, had a flat and had forgotten the light bar, and thus had only two small front lights to help in finding their way. They finished at 6:25 p.m., in heavy dusk if not full dark. Their time, which was without penalty, was 6:58:34. Eighth place was earned by Peter Hajas in a Kreger Chevy. Hajas drove all the way and Kev-in Selco •navigated all the way. They had' five flats, and said their OPS "went out" at Mile 1. Their time, including penalties, was 7:00:37. In ninth it was Jorge Salmon, who did all the driving in his Madigan chassis. Roberto Enci-nas was his navigator. They had electrical problems which cost two hours, and also had two flats. Their time was 8:24:33 and included penalties. Tenth went to Carlos Lopez, in a PSD-Chevy. But he appar-ently didn't stop at the finish podium, so we know nothing of his difficulties. His time was 10:04:59 with no penalty. In eleventh it was Perry Mc-Neil in his Lothringer, and the only VW powered Class 10 car entered at San Felipe. Alfredo Bueno was the naviga-tor. They've been having "new car" problems, but things went really well this time for the first part of the race, and they thought they had it "dialed in pretty good". Then they had a fuel filter problem and lost about a half-hour. Once back on the road they picked up some places again, but about 20 miles before the finish they lost a c.v. joint, and that took three hours. By the time he got to the finish McNeil didn't bother going up onto the podium. His time was 10;06:48 and he had no penalties. Twenty one cars started in Class 10, 11 finished, and of those, seven had penalties. In the 1600 class there were 16 starters and at the front of the pack it was Eliseo Garcia, Hector Sarabia and Samuel Gonzalez. Garcia started, Sara-bia finished and Gonzalez was Continued on page 12 Mike Johnson took third place honors in Class 10 at San Felipe, seen John and Brenda Pfeifer raced their Curry-Chevy to a second place Juan C. Lopez raced his Chevy Silverado to a fourth place finish in the here landing hard in his Alumi Craft Chevy. finish in Sportsman Buggy, they're seen here on their way to the flag. Trophy Truck contest, Juan is seen here reaching for the sky. Dusty Times Aprll 2013 Page 11

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Erik Harp came from Florida to finish fifth in the Class 1 contest at San Marie Weyhrich was the fifth place finisher in the Trophy Truck action, Tim Herbst and Larry Roesseler finished sixth in the Trophy Truck battle, Felipe, seen here flying in his Porter-Chevy. Marie was 11 minutes in arrears in his Ford F-150. seen here flying across the desert in the Ford F-150. Clyde Stacy and Rodolfo tribe drove their Chevy Colorado to the Trophy Truck Spec Class win, seen here on their way to the checkers. the navigator in their Romo. Their winning time was 6:38:55 and they had no penalty. Second place went to Tito Arambula, who started and Mundo Fernandez, who fin-ished in their Romo. They said they'd had some brake trouble, and an axle boot problem but had no flat tires. Their time was 6:40: 15, with no penalty. In third it was Francisco Escareno, who started, Lui-van Voelker, who finished and Enrique Escareno, who navi-gated for them. Their time was 6:53:00 including penalties. The fourth place team was Rodrigo Elorduy, who started and Juan Mayoral who had problems with lights. Their time was 6:54:27 including penalties. Fifth place was earned by Je-sus Velez in the time of 7: 14:28, which included penalties. In sixth it was Derek Eu-genio, who started, and Caleb Sanden who finished in an "old Fraley". Sanden had four flats and they'd gone 45 minutes down, but had caught up 30 minutes of the lost time. Their total time was 7:22:24 including penalties. Seventh place Roberto Ro-bago, apparently didn't drive up onto the "podium". His time was 7:33:53, with no penalty. In eighth it was Matt Ferrato, who did all the driving in his ORE, and Mike Kulegowski and Robert Illan, who navigated. They had no flats, but got lost twice. Their total time was 7:34: 17 with penalties. Jorge Sanchez and Jose Ro-bles, who both drove, were ninth in their Curry. Pedro Morquecho and another Jorge did the navigating. Th,ey said their front beam broke and needed ;welding at Saldana. It took an hour and a half to make repairs. They also tore a c.v. boot and changed both c.v. joints. They did both at the same time, but they had no flat tires. Their time was 8: 14:36, including penalties. The tenth place team of Elias Canchola, Jr. and Einer Fanes apparently did not drive up on the podium. Their time was 10:31:03, with penalties. In eleventh it was Christian Celaya and Aaron Ampudia (the youngest Ampudi,a brother) in a Curry. Aaron ,was a bit handicapped, since he'd had a car roll over his ankle in the pre-race contingency crush on Friday.· The ankle was sore, but taped up. It was his throttle foot. Celaya started and Am-pudia finished. Their time was 11:14:46, with no penalties. Daniel' Reyes, in a Garibay, was the last finisher, in 12th place, with a time of 12:00:00 including penalties. The time limit was 12:00:00. Of twelve finishers in this class, eight had penalties. Class 5 had three starters and two finishers. In first place it was the team of Kevin Carr, Alfredo Bueno, and Mark Mc-Neil, who all drove, in that order. They had one flat during Bueno's stint. Their time was 6:29:03, with no penalties. In second it was Luis Lopez, who drove all the way, with Charlie Lopez navigating. They had one flat tire. Their time was 7:47:01, including penalties, and they were the last in the class to finish. In Class 5-1600 there were six starters and four finishers. In the winning car Joaquin Ro-driguez did all the driving, with Patrick Lam navigating. They ran out of gas at Mile 80 or 90 and lost an hour, and they also had a flat tire and had a broken brake pedal. They were worried that they might have inadver-tently taken the "diversion" (a shorf cut legal -for Class 11 and some othar classes, designed to bring them to the finish a bit earlier than has happened in the past ; it cut off the loop be-tween Checks 3 and 4.) But as it turned out they had not done so - even though they didn't re-member seeing the car that had been in the lead in their class, they had passed it somewhere along the line, unknowingly, and had the nice surprise of finishing first at the end of the day. Their time was 8: 16:49, including penalties. Second place was earned by Raymond and Tommy Fer-nandez and Clyde Stacy, who's back in a race car for the first time since his accident while pre-running for last year's Baja 1000. They all drove and Ale-jandro Cedeno and Octavio Zamora navigated. Their shifter came out, they got stuck twice, lost the alterrfator belt twice, but their suspension was great and they had no flats. Their time was 8:28:09, including penalties. In third it was Ernie Negrete motor." Their time was 7:04:01 and Steve Myers. Myers started with no penalty. and Negrete finished. Oscar Third place went to Dan Garcia navigated with Myers Chamlee in his Ford. They said and we didn't get a name for they'd broken a cooling fan, Negrete's navigator. They had which cost "an hour or so", to use a clutch cable to replace and had got stuck and needed a broken throttle cable, and to winch out. They got a new they held it on with zip ties fan, had a flat, ran out of gas somehow. Garcia was given and lost an hour with that also. credit for the repair. Their They said, "Whenever we ran, time was 8:55:08, and they had we ran fast, but stopped too incurred penalties. (For those many times." Amy Tate, and new to the sport, Myers is one somebody named Daniel whose of the founding partners of last name we didn't catch, navi-IriTrack, the company whose gated. Their time was 9: 11: 12, mystic devices track the race with no penalties, and they cars to be sure no one goes off were the last in the class to the course.) finish. Fourth place went to Miguel In Class 7S, which had five Rosales and Adolfo Arambula starters, first place went to Elias who must have decided not to Hanna and Jose Luis Vasquez in make the climb up to the "podi- a Ford. They were both in the um". Their time was 11:04:58, truck all day, and said it was a with no penalties. In this class, "clean race", with no problems three of the four finishers at all. Their time was 6:50:40, earned penalties. with no penalties. There was one Class 4400 Second place went to Ri-entered in the race, the GMC cardo Garcia and Elias Cabrales of Joaquin de Uriarte, who-who both drove. We don't know came from Texas for this event. what brand of truck they drove. (This is a class usually seen in They said they had "no prob-the BITD series, which ·is part !ems, no flats", and finished in of the Rock Racer series, and 7:22:33, with no penalties. earns the competitors points In third it was Ricardo Vii:i-de-·• toward a season championship. ola, who drove and Nicolas Ro-They're not rock crawlers -but driguez, who navigated. They a hybrid mix between an of-said they'd had "no problems", froad racer and a rock crawler, but they did change one shock featuring all wheel drive usu-at about Mile 90. Their time ally, and huge tires.) He didn't was 8:53:41, with penalties. make it to the finish - we wish Fourth place went to Rich we knew how far he got. Severson in a Ford. He drove all Class 7 had five entries, and the way, while Pat Neveau navi-at the end of the day it was gated the entire distance. They Aaron Celiceo in first place in got stuck in the silt at Mile 78 his Toyota. He drove all the way and spectators pulled them out, while Marco Melear navigated. but it cost about a half-hour. Celiceo said, "It }Vas the hardest Severson said it was a "typical race I've ever done in my life." San Felipe". But he got lost They ran out of gas two miles coming into the finish (which before the finish, but a friendly had been changed a bit.) He race fan gave them some so they told the Dusty Times that he's could go on. They broke a limit-now retired -(the San Felipe er strap along the way, but they 250 was his last race), and sent had no flat tires. Their time was out heartfelt thanks to all those 6:24:26 with no penalties. who have supported him in his In second place it was Al-racing efforts. His time was berto Gonzalez and Guillermo 8:56:00 and it included penal-Berenguer in a Ford. They said ties. He was the final finisher in they had "problems with the the class. Francisco Escareno flew his Garibay to the bronze medal in the Class Brad Wilson and Kyle Quinn finished second in the Class 10 race at San J J Schnarr and Marie Levrett drove their Alumi-Craft Chevy to fifth place 1/2-1600 action, he's seen here at one of hundreds of landings. Felipe, they were two minutes in arrears at the checkers. finish in the Class 10 battle at San Felipe, seen here at speed. Page 12 Aprll 2013 Dusty Times

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,. , Chris and Rick Boyer finished fourth in there Class 10 contest, seen here Rodrigo Elorrfuy finished first off the podium at San Felipe, Rodrigo is Clyde Stacy, Thomas Fernandez and Ramon Fernandez took second place honors in the 511600 contest, seen here at high speed in the desert. in their Banning-Ford at high speed in the Baja desert. seen here at very high speed as he crosses the desert course. The Heavy Metal class had In second place it was Ricar-course." The spectators picked only one starter, and it didn't do Malo and Arnoldo Ramirez up the car and changed the finish. in a Jimco. Malo started and resultant flat for them, using In Class 8 there were four he was "just nursing the car" up about 15 minutes. They said starters and one finisher. Jose and gave it to Ramirez at Mile that "The Class 11 driver was Leon and Victor Arce drove 143 in second place. They were pissed ... " Then Siler and Bell their Ford to the win with no catching up, but then they had had a caliper come loose and flat tires. But they lost second a problem with the valve ad-that stopped the car at about gear, and had brake problems justers and that cost them 20 Mile 225, so they just took the that involved loose hubs, but, minutes. They had no flat tires. caliper off and finished.with no they said, "We fixed it and Their time was 6:36: 16 with brakes. Their time was 9:46:42 made it happen!" Their time penalties. with no penalties. was 6:45:55 with no penalties. In third it was Ricardo Tor-Fourth place went to Jose In the Stock Full class Jim res, who started, and Aurelio Gallo and Nicolas Galindo, Ketes and Kay Awaad, in a Ford, Torres, who finished in their both from San Felipe, in a VW made it to the finish in a time Penhall. Marco Antonio Lopez powered Curry. Their time was of 11:59:21, perilously close to did the navigating. They said 10:39:43, with no penalties. the cut-off time of 12:00. They they got stuck for 20 minutes, In Class 7200 the winning had no penalties. but they had no flat tires. Their team of Josh Quintero, who Class 11 had three starters time was 7: 16:24 and it includ-drove all the way and Ruben and three finishers. In first ed penalties. Serrano, who navigated in their place it was the team of Rene Fourth place was earned by Ford had a nearly uneventful Rodriguez, Roberto Robles, and Roberto Anda and Fernan-day. They had one flat tire Lael Arena who navigated the do Calzada. They said they'd about ten miles before the entire distance. They lost re-flattened one tire and had finish, and nothing else went verse gear at Mile 238, but had 'bad shocks." Their time was wrong. Their time was 5:34:20 no flat tires. At the finish they 7:54:51, including penalties. All with no penalties. said they couldn't believe it. the finishers in this class had In second place it was Jona-Their time was 8: 19:41 includ-penalties. than and Josh Brenthel. Jona-ing penalties. In the Trophy Truck Spec than drove and Josh navigated In second place it was Ale-class, the winning team was their Ford. About Mile 40 they jandro Rivas and David Sanpe-Rudy Ir~be, who started, and rolled the truck, but landed on dro. From Mexicali. Their time Clyde Stacy, who finished, in its wheels. They then had no was 10: 15:05, and they had no a Chevrolet. Charlie Holbrook power steering, and they had penalties. navigated the entire distance. one flat tire. Their time was Third place was earned by They had "no problems at all." 7:00:31, with no penalties. Eric Solorzano who said some-Their time was 5:51:31 and in-In third place it was Joe one in a 1400 car hit his car eluded penalties. No one else Ramirez, who drove, and Jesus hard enough to break its own finished in the class. Figueroa, who navigated their spindle and tire. It damaged the The Sportsman Buggy win Ford. They had no problems left side of Solorzano's car, but went to Jorge Valdez and Carlos beyond one flat: Their time was not any running gear. Solorzano Flores in a VW powered Baja 7:20:05 with no penalty. had to tie his door to keep it Bug. Valdez drove, Flores navi-Peter Lang and Franz shut from then on, however. gated, and they had no prob-DeKock, in a Ford, were fourth. Then they went from Mile 174 lems. Their time was 7:32: 12, Lang started, and he had no to the finish with no right front with penalties. flats and no brakes and lost an shock tower. It broke and they'd In second place it was John alternator, which cost an hour had it welded, but it lasted only and Brenda Pfeiffer in a Curry and a half. But they didn't get five miles. So then they "took Chevy. They apparently didn't stuck anywhere and had no flats it easy" to the finish. Solorzano stop to talk about their day. at all. Their time was 8:11:41, said there were "no markers" Their time was 9:25:43, with no with penalties. near the end and his GPS went penalties. Fifth was earned by Travis dead, so he "got a little bit Third place went to Brian ~ozzano, who drove all the way lost." Their time was 10:36:46 Siler and Tom Bell in a Toyota in his Chevy. Traver Ellingham including penalties. powered Jimco. About three navigated all the way. They The Jeep Speed class had no miles off the start they were lost their brakes and ran for finisher. "hit in the right front wheel 30 miles without any, and the Class 2 had no finishers. b a Class 11 who'd been off crew with the li ht bar was In Class 3, the win went to Donald and Ken Moss in a Bronco. Don did the first 150 miles and Ken finished. They had no problems, no flats, no broken parts. They said they "just drove around carefully" and added that "the new section was really rocky". Their time was 8:30: 15, with no penalties. In the SCORE Lite class there were eight starters, and four finishers. In first place it was brothers Alex and Leo Na-varete in their Seagroves. Leo started and Alex finished. They said they'd had one flat, and one tire "came off." It was also idling very fast at the finish. Their time was 6:05: 13, includ-ing penalties. Dusty Times Bryce Menzies, with some help from Jesse Jones was the second Trophy Truck to finish, seen here at one of many landings. Aprll 2013 Matt Parks raced his Polaris to the Class 19 win in San Felipe, Matt beat out eight other starters to take the coveted gold medal. late so they went on without it and had just one little light. Their time was 9: 12:49, with no penalties. In sixth place it was Victor Herrera, Sr. and Victor, Jr. in a Ford. Senior started and he had some down time during his stint. Then when Junior got in, he he had an electrical short, with sparks, that cut everything off. He found the problem, and got going again, only to get stuck near Huatamote, for over an hour. Then at Mile 220 he ran out of gas, and had to have the chase truck bring some. Their time was 9:50:34, with no penalties. In the Sportsman Truck class Vince Munoz took the win in his Ford, doing all the driving, while Dustin Iaupnow did the navigating. They had one flat, and one tire went flat at the finish. Their time was 7:28:24, with no penalties. In second place it was Ja-son Papa and Dave Heffel in a Chevy. Papa drove all the way, and Heffel navigated. They lost their power steering at Mile 180 and couldn't fix it. Fluid was coming out of the box. So they drove the last 75 miles without it. Their time was 9:38:59, with penalties. In the Pro UTV class, the winner was Matt Parks, who drove all the way, and Jason Spress, who did the navigating in their Polaris RZR. They had a "great day", with no flats and just one blown belt. Their time was 8:28: 10. Mark Schelbert was second in 11:52:32, in an Arctic Cat. Neither of these finishers had penalties. In the Sportsman UTV class, the win went to Thomas Graves in a Yamaha, in 9:49: 16, which included penalties. Second place was earned by David Neuber, who came down from Canada, in a Polaris, in the time of 9:56:54, also with penalties. Clearly, there. was some sort of lack of understanding about the course boundaries. There were 97 finishers in the car/ truck/UTV classes, and 55 of them were given penalties. A quick look through the bike and quad finish list seems to indicate that their results were about as grim. It's to be hoped that by the time the Baja 500 comes around the competitors will have figured out how the limits and boundar-ies work. IDJII Page 13

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l.A.12C:: 13™ RALLY OuANAJUATO MEx1co Ogier/Volkswagen Take The Gold By Martin Holmes Photos: Maurice Selden Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia took the gold medal in Mexico, they're seen here sliding around a comer in their VW Polo. In a way that one suspects might become familiar as the season proceeds, Volkswagen Motorsport driver Sebastien Ogier led the Rally Guanajuato Mexico nearly all the way. Rival team Qatar M-Sport suffered frustrating mechanical troubles and, without their champion driver Sebastien Loeb, Total Citroen's DS3 WRC cars trod uncharted paths. Their cars showed reliability, gained sec-ond and fourth positions, as well as sixth and eighth, which helped enhance the company's position in the lead of the Man-ufacturers' championship, but in the absence of their superstar their cars were off the pace. The Mexican World Production Car champion Benito Guerra fin-ished eighth on his debut in a World Rally Car, the best re-sult by a Mexican driver in the WRC, and Fiesta RRC driver Abdulaziz Alkuwari from Qatar walked away with the WRC2 category on his third event in the world championship. Round three of the 2013 WRC came exactly four weeks after the previous round in Swe-den. This was Rally Guanajuato Mexico, the first 'long haul' rally of the season and the first event of the season when cham-pionship drivers use orthodox gravel stage tyres. The tradi-tional speciality of the event is be there. With 13 World Rally the high altitude of the terrain, Cars on the entry list plus one where all stages (except for the entry for an RRC car, more than nine promotional stages) rise to half the 27 car field will be state-between 2400 and 2700 metres of-the-art 1.6 litre, direct injec-above sea level, which demands tion, turbocharged cars. Special close attention to engine map-factor is there would be no car ping work and creates consider-carrying competition number able side effects. For example, 1, the first time this has hap-the reduction of power demands pened on a WRC event since changes in driving style, leads to Rally GB 1995. This follows confusion in the suitability of the FIA's acknowledgement of homologated gear ratios and to the vacuum in the sport being markedly reduced tyre wear. In-created as the nine times world teresting to note that the only champion Sebastien Loeb enters team which had been allowed to the semi-retirement phase of his carry out testing in the country rally career. with current formula WRC cars Special driver movements has been VW, but not with the included the fi,st WRC appear-la test specification tyres. On ance this year for American this occasion VW Mexico (the driver Ken Block, the presence final country in the world to of Australian Chris Atkinson produce the famous Beetle car) back with Citroen for a third serves as supplier on the event time while in a non registered as the Official Car of Rally Gua-Citroen will be Benito Guer-najuato Mexico. ra. This was the first time for This year marks the 10-year the Mexican 2012 PCWRC anniversary of Mexico's arrival world champion driver Guer-into the World Rally Champi-ra (the first Mexican motor-onship. After a series of four sport world champion since successful candidate events, the Pedro Rodriguez) in a world Rally Guanajuato Mexico first rally car. There were six entries qualified as an WRC event in in the WRC2 (4WD) category 2004. The 2009 "Rally of Na-with one newoomer (Abdulaziz tions" was a non-championship Alkuwari in a Fiesta RRC) and, event under the then prevail-for the second successive rally, ing WRC event rotation sys-none in WRC3 (2WD). Three tern. Quantity of entries in 2013 • WRC2 drivers had entered the may be lacking but quality will first three events (Protasov, Tri-Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen were second overall in Mexico, they're seen here at high speed in their Citroen DS3. vino and Bertelli) though Ber-telli de-registered himself for Sweden. There are only two two-wheel drive entries in all on the event. Production Cup leader after first two rounds is Ricardo Trivino, one of six Mexicans entered. In addition to the world championship ral-ly, there will be a free-formula event called "Rally GTO" run under Nacam rules and run over stages once the WRC rally had passed. This has attracted a truly eclectic selection of fifteen cars including seldom seen rally cars like the two-wheel drive Mitsubishi Lancer Des. There were no entries on this event for the two-wheel drive WRC 3 category. The route was essentially the same as before but had been streamlined so that although there were still almost 400km of stages the liaison distance had been reduced by 15%, giv-ing 39% of the total event as special stage distance. This kept Rally Guanajuato Mexico as the leader in the champion-ship for providing the most compact and competitive-effi-cient route. The 23 stage event was noted for long stages: four stages of 30km, two stages of 42km, and one of 54km, as well as no fewer than nine superspe-cial or publicity stages. After the famous asphalt downtown nighttime stage in Guanajuato City on the Thursday evening there was a new, short, mixed surface stage at the Parque Bi-centenario, east of Silao. The traditional rally began with two four stage loops on the Fri-day, including two 30km stages run over a new road north of Guanajuato that passes entic-ingly close to a village called "El Chocolate". This village honours the nationa~ Mexican claim that chocolate was in-vented in Mexico over 3,000 years ago. The word chocolate comes from the Aztec word xocolatl. Day 2 uses 150km of stages and Day 3 included the marathon 54km stage, each in the hills closer to the rally HQ city of Leon. In the middle of Day 1 and Day 2 there was a short asphalt stage adjacent to the headquarter location at Leon's Poliforum complex while at the end of Days 1, 2 and 3 a mixed surfaced superspecial stage was run at the Leon race track location. New this year was the deci-sion for the first time on this event to offer championship drivers a choice of tyre com-pounds. Instead of the previous single-compound solution, Mi-chelin offer a hard compound as their prime and a semi-hard as their option. DMack offers their normal hard and soft op-tions. DMack are due to supply eight of the 25 four-wheel drive competitors originally entered including five of the six non championship four-wheel drive competitors. Quick Mexico news from the teams ... Citroen: the return of Atkinson repre-sents the sixth different official driver for the registered three-car Citroen Racing teams in three rallies, coupled with the guest appearance of the seventh driver, Guerra. Different driver but same famous old car for Sordo, driving the extraordinary DS3 WRC chassis 17 in which Loeb had won seven rallies and until now had never been beat-en. . .. Volkswagen: Latvala had the only new championship car on this event to replace the car damaged at Monte Carlo while teammate Ogier returned to his Monte Carlo car .... Ford: this was Novikov's codriver Ilka Minor's 100th world champion-ship rally start. Ilka was the winning codriver on the equiva-lent 2009 Rally of Nations and was the only person on the event who had won this event before ... Mini: the Lotos Motorsport Ita-lia team had a different car this time, the ex-Atkinson car from Sardinia and Spain 2012. Chris Atkinson and Stephan Prevot flew their Citroen DS3 to sixth place Evgeniy Novikov and Ilka Minor were the 10th overall finishers in Mexico, Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul drove their Ford Fiesta RS to a third place overall in Mexico, seen here flying to another checkpoint. overall i8n Mexico, they're seen here saving a bit of tire wear. they're seen here in their Ford Fiesta RS on their way home. Page 14 April 2013 Dusty Times I I

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I I Nicolas Fuchs and Fernando Mussano drove their Mitsubishi lancer Evo IX to a 13th place finish in Mexico, seen here at very high speed. Anticipated challenge of the Al Qassimi is not here and it event? Sebastien Ogier pre-is thanks to him I have this dieted: " We have to drive seven chance." stages that are over 30km long. 25 cars took the start, the That means we must be top fit two missing crews being the in order to stay 100% focussed non championship Mitsubishis at all times." He forgot to men-of <Mexican drivers> Francisco tion the physical challenge of Name and Rodrigo Salgado human exertion at high altitude which failed scrutineering but and in high ambient tempera- were allowed to compete on the tures ... In free practice on the national Rally OTO. Salgado -5.57km shakedown stage, run anchorage points on roll bar not over a new road on the Thurs-fitted safely, mounting plates on day morning, Ogier showed roll bar and floor panel dam-the pace of the VW by beat-aged, Name - a collection of ing the Fords of Novikov and welding issues. The tradition-Ostberg. When the Qualifying ally huge crowds attended the Stage was run in mid morn-spectacular start in Guanajuato ing, the stage was cleaner and city, in which the cars no soon-the choice of tyres was criti-er left the ramp before they cal. Choice of tyres was strate-embarked on the short down-gic. Citroen and Ford drivers town stage with its underground elected for softs, VW drivers for stretches and pave surfaces, hards, and the times told that made especially slippery with softs were best. Citroen driver dampness on the road. Inter-Hirvonen was 0. 7 second faster esting winner of the Guanajuato than Novikov, with fellow Ford stage was Thierry Neuville, the drivers Ostberg and Neuville driver from Belgium, the land of equal, a half-second behind. All pave, ahead of Nasser Al Attiyah very close. Latvala (0.4 seconds from the land of sand equal with behind Ogier) suggested that Mads Ostberg from the land softs were best. The selection of of snow! On the funny little running order seemed predict-second stage where the surface able. Hirvonen choose 13th po-of the stage sometimes varied sition, Novikov 12th, Neuville from one side of the track to the 11th and the slowest of the 13 other, Ogier was quickest and priority 1 and 2 drivers through took the lead ahead of Ostberg the stage (Kosciuszko's Mini) and Neuville. Jari-Matti Latvala would start first car on the road. stalled on the start line of stage Day 1 - 9 Stages -Gravel 2. Martin Prokop spun after the -159.64kms flying finish, but there were no The pre-event press confer-disasters for anyone else. ence explained the times on the It was cool in the mountains Qualifying stage, with Sebastien as the rally entered the first tra-Ogier saying VW preferred a safe ditional mountain stage on the tyre strategy but were surprised Friday morning and immediate-that the hard tyres were so much ly there was drama. Shortly af-slower than the soft ones. The ter the start, up a pave surfaced choice of using hards at this road when the route moved on part of the event meant they to gravel, Jari-Matti Latvala hit would have more available softs a rock which was lying in the for later on in the event. Chris road and immediately the Polo's Atkinson explained that he re-suspension was broken. Shortly alised he needed to be competi-afterwards Evgeniy Novikov tive immediately in the Citroen, stopped for seven minutes on "We did 150km testing in Por-the stage when his Fiest~'s en-tugal but it was in the rain, in gine stopped. "In the middle full mud. (Team patron) Khalid of the first stage of the day we Jari-Matti latvala and Miikka Antilla were the 16th overall finishers in Mexico, They're seen here in their Volkswagen Polo at speed. lost the power and had to pull seconds ahead of Ostberg with over. A stone had come up Hirvonen another six seconds through the floor and damaged back, so far VW's strategy was some of the connections in the working well. Benito Guerra ECU. We changed it to a spare was successfully finding his way one and were able to contin-in a WRC car, despite confusing ue." Near the end of the stage messages from his dashboard Chris Atkinson hit a rock. He that the car was on fire, and was thought nothing of it at the time ahead of Martin Prokop and but then on the road section to Michal Kosciuszko. Despite his the next stage the steering arm 3m30s lateness penalty, Chris snapped. Atkinson changed the Atkinson was lying 11th overall, part (arriving 21 minutes late at Novikov was 19th, Ken Block the next control) but the impact was happy with his return to the also damaged the power steering WRC, lying seventh. without which he had to drive The passage of rally cars on the next four stages until ser-the first run through the loop of vice. There were other reports gravel stages had done much to of rocks on the road, mostly clear a lot of the debris from the near the end of the stage. Thi-stages, and heightened the fear erry Neuville saying he miracu-of excessive tyre wear in the sec-lously avoided them. Mads Ost-ond loop of the day. The same berg was initially unhappy that four traditional stages were run the car appeared to be oversteer-again, but instead of the car ing but then on the subsequent park stage in Leon at the end of stages he found the car was in the day came two passes through fact better suited to this set up the Autodromo superspecial and he took the lead, the third stage. Mads Ostberg set out different leader in the first four determined not to let Sebastien stages, as Sebastien Ogier eased Ogier's lead of 12.9 seconds at his pace. Novikov lost more the end of the morning increase time on stage 4 [Las Minas 1] , too much, but the Norwegian's Novikov, "One of the connec-hopes were in vain. The second tors came loose so we had to pull run through the first stage ("El over again." Mikko Hirvonen Cubilete") Ostberg did not get a was unhappy on the stretches good feeling and Ogier's lead in-of pave. As drivers covered the creased to 24.1 seconds. Mikko next two, shortened stages, close Hirvonen, heading the Citroen to Guanajuato, strategies were challenge in third place, was being formed to preserve tyres also unsettled and fourth placed for the long (30km) and slow Thierry Neuville started to close (winning speed only 78kph) on him. Behind Neuville there "El Chocolate" stage. This was was an intense battle for fifth perhaps the trickiest stage of the between Citroen driver Dani event, with ever-changing char-Sordo and the Ford of Nasser acteristics which prevented driv-Al Attiyah. Ostberg gained ers acquiring a rhythm. Ogier confidence on stage 9, which had paced himself well and won started on surfaces so clean it the stage by 9.0 seconds from was like tarmac, which Ogier did Hirvonen, and regained the not care for so much. Ogier: lead. Ostberg meanwhile eased "The Ford seems faster on more his pace when he thought he technical stretches, the Polo is had punctured after touched quicker in the faster parts." His a rock and found the suspen-lead came down to 18.9, then on sion too stiff. On the way from the next stage 18.2, then it was a the mountains back for the re-return to El Chocolate and Ost-maining short car-park stage in berg's hopes ended. Ogier took Leon, Ogier was leading by 11.8 11.2 seconds off him and com-pleted perplexed his rival. Ost-berg "I don't understand, on some parts of the route we were equal pace, on others I was los-ing up to lsecond/km." It was the killer stroke from O gier, who got it all right. Proving gen erally very impressive was Neuville who also lost time on the final mountain stage of the day, "I just wasn't confident. I slid off an d had to reverse at one place". Kosciuszko dam-aged the rear suspension o n his Mini and was able to repair this on the ensuing road section back to Leon. The day finished with two stages round the super-special course and Sordo finally made a top three time after a day when he increasingly lost confi-dence in the car. Six cars started the WRC2 category and immediately fast-est on the Thursday evening stages was the Fiesta RRC of Abdulaziz Alkuwari, who after stage 2 was over five seconds ahead of Nicolas Fuchs' in an Evo IX the leading Production Cup driver. Alkuwari led all through the Friday morning but in second place was firstly Fuchs, then Ricardo Trivino and then Armin Kremer. Yuriy Protasov had been third but then lost three minutes when he stopped and changed a flat front tyre. Protasov lost more time when the power steering broke. Armin Kremer felt the engine on his Subaru was not pulling well, Trivino had prob-lems with his brakes, Fuchs was unsettled by a loose dashboard while Lorenzo Bertelli's Subaru seemed to be running on three cylinders and he was worried if he could continue. Fortu-nately the electronic problem with the engine for identified at service. Abdulaziz Alkuwari continued unchallenged in the lead. Trivino continued with brake troubles. Yuriy Protasov stopped in stage 9 while Bertelli reached the end of stage 11 with a broken driveshaft and retired. Overnight impressions: Ogi-er was happy. Latvala was wor-ried what caused his collision with the rock until he checked out the in-car films from the day, and could see that earlier drivers had cut the corner con-cerned to a great extent with impunity. Latvala, "The impact was not particularly heavy, it certainly seems that we need stronger track control arms in future." VW competition direc-tor Jost Capito said "We really did not know what to expect on our first gravel rally. We know we are competitive and we know we still have to work on the car". Over at Ford, Ostberg confirmed he was struggling on Continued an page 16 Dani Sardo and Carlos Def Barrio hurry their Citroen DS3 through a stage, helped by the thumbs up from a sombrero clad spectator. Mads Ostberg and Jonas Andersson drove their Ford Fiesta RS to an Nasser Al A TTIYAH and Giovanni Bemacchini Piloted their Ford Fiesta RS 11th place overall finish, seen here getting some skybome attention. to a fifth place overall finish, they were nine minutes off the winning pace. Dusty Times Aprll 2013 Page 15

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the fastest parts of the route. Neuville's performance was im-pressive, even though he could not receive mid-stage informa-tion about split times during the morning. In the afternoon he could and then his times were a bit slower. At Citroen the reality of the absent Loeb was obvious. No stage victories for Citroen in the first 13 stages of the event. Novikov was up to 13th, Latvala restarted in 20th position overall and had the task of driving first car on Day 2 with Novikov second. 24 cars were due to restart and there was only one confirmed retirement at the moment, that was Fessman, who rolled off the edge of the track, when stationary. Day 2 - 4 Stages -Gravel -14.42kms Lorenzo Bertelli did not take the restart so two retirements were now confirmed. The rally was now only beginning to in-tensify. Day 2 was to feature essentially two loops of two long stages high in the mountains be-hind Leon, the Ibarrilla stages at 30km and then the Otates stages of 42km, with a repeat of the (Leon) carpark (stage) and then finishing with the two Auto-dromo superspecials. Jari-Matti Latvala was back under "Rally2" rules, carrying out gravel testing in live rally conditions in the Polo. Mikko Hirvonen reported that his theoretically ideal start-ing position, had not been, it was not such an advanatge, "The roads were often too soft for running later to be of much ben-efit", he said. Anyway Latvala decided that running first car was certainly not advantageous for critical testing work and af-ter the first stage he clocked in 21 minutes late, now running af-ter Ken Block, so he was seventh car on the road -more represen-tative testing conditions. Lat-vala's move left Evgeniy Novikov now first car and he was finding the surfaces very slippery. Mi-chal Kosciuszko followed curi-ously behind Novikov, "Some of his lines were hard to follow, and certainly he brakes much later than me!" Nasser Al Atti-yah found himself trying to hold on to Sordo, but spun on the first stage, but Sordo then spun and also had a puncture. Thier-ry Neuville cut inside a hairpin and bent the steering while Mik-ko Hirvonen drove more con-sistently to keep second placed Mads Ostberg in sight. Ost-berg arrived at the end of stage 14 with a clutch problem, but worse was to come. "The first problem we had was a clutch problem, just a leak from a small pipe to the clutch, the pedal was not working. We managed quite OK on the stage but we couldn't fix it, it was a broken pipe, but we should be able to continue. Then on the road section after that I had alarm on my screen for the alterna-tor. It took about five minutes to empty the battery and the car stopped. There was nothing we could do. It was probably my biggest disappointment ever in a rally. I have been disappointed previous times as well but never like this". The trouble was he injured his foot. "I injured my foot when we retired. I was very angry so I kicked the car. The pain is quite big so I will work on that this afternoon and hope-Page 16 fully the leg should be ok to-morrow". Suddenly the steam had gone out of the event, but Citroen's fortunes were now a little rosier with Hirvonen sec-ond and Sordo fourth, but Sor-do was unhappy "I just cannot drive the car, if I pushed harder I would just go off the road". Then on the second stage Guer-ra was chasing Block. Chris Atkinson was climbing up the field, passing Martin Prokop and rising up to eighth at mid-day. With no Ostberg pushing him, Ogier was now more than a minute in the lead, ahead of Hirvonen, who celebrated the second run through the Leon carpark stage -with a fastest time, Citroen's first of the rally. The afternoon started with Se-bastien Ogier lm08.4s ahead of Mikko Hirvonen, and two stages later he was well over twice that amount in front. Michal Kos-ciuszko started the afternoon full of worries, his Mini showing high water temperature levels and was barely staying in the top ten. Chris Atkinson was now in fine form, passing Benito Guer-ra, "The car is awesome! I am seriously chasing Ken Block", the American who had given him a drive in his WRC last year. He had earlier moved into the top ten in the morn-ing. Kosciuszko's fellow DMack user Martin Prokop surprisingly opted to fit soft tyres for the hot afternoon, "which worked out surprisingly well when we adjusted the tyre pressures." While Michelin drivers spun on overheating tyres, Prokop found the hard D-Mack tyres were difficult to get up to cor-rect temperature. Nasser Al Attiyah had one high speed moment in his continued chase of Dani Sordo, while Thierry Neuville found the water tem-perature was very high when the cooling fans became disconnect-ed. Then came the repeat of the long Otates stage [stage 18), now in beautifully smooth and hard conditions. Evgeniy Novikov struggled running as first car on the road but rose up to tenth place overall, at the expense of Kosciuszko who had more problems, this time his Mini stuck in front-wheel drive. "It was serious. I almost stopped at one uphill hairpin." Jari-Matti Latvala was going well, and on the Otates stage made his first scratch time of the event, his second for VW. Latvala, "After Sweden I realised I was tired of being negative all the time. I decided I had to change my attitude if I was going to succeed. I am happy. I have just won the stage!" Actually, no. Ogier's time was changed overnight so Ogier won the stage not Latvala. Drama came to both Hirvonen and Ogier on stage 18. Firstly Hirvonen had a puncture, 25km from the end of the 42km stage, and lost two minutes which put him only seven seconds in peril of being overtaken by Neuville. And then Ogier found a gate was closed in front of him on a stage and he had to order his codriver out of the car to open it. Media waiting at the end of the stage had expected a driver as black as thunder, but in fact he laughed it off, Ogier, "Some-body does not want me to win, but they failed!" It was not immediately known if the or-ganisers would issue a time allowance -and give him an even greater lead. Two happy VW drivers, however. The day finished with two more runs round the superspecial stage at the Autodromo. And tomor-row beckoned fearsomely, with just three stages -the long 54km stage 21, the 21km Power Stage and a double run round the Au-todromo to finish. Abdulaziz Alkuwari con-tinued a trouble-free run and pulled further and further in front of the other WRC2 driv-ers. Second place was Nicolas Fuchs, leading the Production Cup and having continued trou-bles with the brakes, a tradi-tional problem for Group N cars in Mexico where the brake fluid vaporises at much cooler levels than normal. Armin Kremer stopped on stage 14 with suspen-sion damage and incurred penal-ties for missing six stages. Day 3 - 2 Stages -Gravel -75.99kms The Stewards got busy the previous evening and issued a correction to the time for Se-bastien Ogier, giving him a 40 second allowance for the gate incident, thus elevating him to the fastest time on the stage and depriving teammate Latvala of that honour. On stages 17, 18 and 20 the Polos were first and second quickest. Then the Stewards recalled the way that Hirvonen had tried (unsuccess-fully) to gain an advantage of running in a more representa-tive position on the PowerStage in Sweden, by sacrificing time control penalties, and issued a bland statement that they would investigate "any activity" they felt might be "prejudicial" to the interests ... of motorsport gener-ally." Then they specifically stated that the PowerStage run-ning order would be the same as . the Sunday running order. This dared the VW team to decide if they should tell Latvala to check in late at a control, before the Power Stage if they felt a later running position enhanced his chances of supplemental cham-pionship points, and risk a re-prisal by the Stewards. 22 cars started the final day. All the relevant drivers eligible for the Manufacturers' points which means that Latvala was out of the frame as things stood. The only serious battle for position was now the 7.5 seconds in the race for second place between Hirvonen and Neuville, and the 26. 7 seconds between Block and Atkinson for sixth place, so that the chal-lenge now was to protect the tyres through the 54km stage for the Power Stage to come. On the long first stage Kosciuszko stopped with engine trouble and retired from the event (later thought to be due to a broken al-ternator belt). This meant that Latvala was able to earn a manu-facturer point for VW. Chris Atkinson was able to get ahead of Ken Block, Thierry Neuville 13th Rally Guanajuato Mexico 2013 (MEX) Leoo 7/10.03.2013 WCR I WRC2 (4WD) I WRCJ (2WD) roond 3 tried hard to catch Hirvonen but slid off the road, being lucky to regain the road. Hirvonen saw Neuville's marks and im-mediately eased off but was still fastest on the stage. Citroen's first fastest time on a gravel stage of the event. Sebastien Ogier was second fastest, admit-ting he drove slowly, avoiding all the rocks on the road and fastest driver over the course, Latvala was a disappointed sixth fastest. All this meant that Citroen were now lying second, fourth, sixth and eighth overall going into the Power Stage. The Power Stage provided some surprises. Notwithstanding the cleaning surfaces, two of the supplemental points scores went to second running Ostberg and then one to first running Latva-la. Fastest predictably was 13th running Ogier. In WRC2 Abdulaziz Alkuwari finished as he had started. Yuriy Protasov had more drama, making a big spin which ended up with broken suspension. He strug-gled onto the end of the stage 21 with two punctures and his misfortunes allowed Kremer, lying fifth and last, to pass him up to fourth. Alkuwari was the third different WRC2 winner in as many events. The WRC2 series is proving very competitive with 12 drivers having scored points, from 11 countries, after three rounds. The series continues to be led by the absent Sepp Wie-gand, with Protasov reducing his lead to just three points. l.J\.lc:!C:: WCRpoints WCR WCO 2 1 (8) Sebaslien OGIER/Julien Ingrassia F Volkswagen Polo R (M) WRC W06-VW359 (0) 4h.30m.27.0s. 25 25+3 -2 (2) Mikko HIRVONEN.'Jarmo Lehlinen FIN Citroen OS3 (M) WRC CAS7W (F) 4h.33m.55.9s. 18 18 3 (11) Thierry NEUVII.J..Efflicolas Gilsoul B Ford Fiesta RS (M) WRC PX12CPZ (GB) 4h.34m.50.8s. 15 15 4 (3) Dani SOROO/Carlos Del Banio E Citroen 0S3 (M) WRC BN404MV(F) 4h.36m.33.7s. 12 12 5 (6) NasserAlATTIYAH/Giovanni Bemaochlni OM Ford Fl8Sta RS (M) WRC PX61AYL (GB) 4h.39m.01.6s. 10 10 6 (10) Chlis ATKINSON/Stephane PreYol AUS/B Citroen 0S3 (M) WRC BK359DW(F) 4h.41m.55.0s. 8 8 7 (43) Keo Block/Alex Gelsomino USM Ford Fl8Sta RS (M) WRC PX11AWN (GB) 4h.42m.15.3s. 6 8 (14) Benito Guerra/Borja Rozada MEX/E Citroen0S3(M) WRC BH482BM(F) 4h.43m.16.8s. 4 9 (21) Martin PROKOP/Michal Ernst CZ Ford Foesta RS (OM) WRC ~0030(CZ) 4h.44m.56.0s. 6 2 10 (5) Evgeniy NOVlKOV/llka Mioof RUS/A Ford Fiesta RS (M) WRC RU55AI.M (GB) 4h.47m.42.3s. 4 1 11 (4) Mads OSTBERG/Jonas Andersson ws Ford F18Sta RS (M) WRC PX61AWU (GB) 4h.57m.07.4s.(6) 2 •2 12 (48) Abdulaziz All<Wiari/KWan Dully OA/IRL Ford Fiesta RRC (M) WRC2/C2 PX12BVS (GB) 5h.01m.10.3s. 13 (41) Nicolas Fuchs/Fernando Mussaoo PER/RA Milsubishi Lancer Evo IX (OM) WRC2/C3 unregislerad 5h.10m.34.9s. 14 (38) Ricardo Trivino/Alex Haro MEX/E Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X (M) WRC2/C3 not registered 5h.18m.44.5s. 16 (7) Jar\-Matti LATVAlA/Miikka Anttila FIN Volkswagen Polo R (M) WRC WOB-VW363 (0) 5h.25m.30.3s.(11) 1 +1 17 (33) Armin Kremer/Klaus WICha D Subaru lmpreza N14 (M) WRC213 OU60EXZ (GB) 5h.49m.13.1s.(6) -18 (34) Yuriy Prolasov/Kuldar Sikk UAIEE Subaru imp1Bza R4 (M) WRC21C2 OU60ECJ (GB) 5h.57m.32.3s.(5) -25 (6 WRC2) starters. 20 (5 WRC2) finishers. No WRC3 competitors. MANUFACTURERS' DRIVER. Tyres: DM=OMack; M=Michelin. (Missed stages or road sections). Wwme(s average speed over stages 88.03kph. +=Power stage points. LEADING RETIREMENTS LAST STAGE COMPLETED Michal KOSCIUSZKO/Maciej Szczepa,iak PL Mini John Cooper Woi1<s (OM) WRC EN051XK (I) engine Lorenzo Bef1ellillon!flZo Granai I Subaru lmp1eza <N16?> (M) WRC2/C3 N16SUB (GB) withdrawn RALLY LEADERS Neuville stage 1, Ogier 2+3, Ostberg 4+5, OgierS.23. WRC2/CI.ASS 2 LEADER Alkuwari slages 1-23. CLASS 3 LEADERS Foohs slages 1-4, Trivino 5, Kremer 6+7, Foohs S-23. The Roule Special Stages Tola! Distance Crews Reslarting Oay1 Leoo Polforum (Thursday 0800) - 9 gravef..159.64km 575.70km (1-13) Leon-4 asphalt-6.70km Leoo Polforum (Friday 1845)-Oay2 Leon Polforum (Saturday 0800) -4 gravel-144.42km 294.03km 23 (14-20) Leoo-3 asphalt-5.65km Leoo Poliforum (Saturday 1752) • Oay3 Leoo PolWorum (Sunday 0800) - 2 gravel-75.99km 147.51km 22 (21-23) Leoo Poliforum (Sunday 1400) 1 asphatt-4.42km 23 stages..396.82km 1017.24km Wealher. wann and sunny. 2 stages in daoo>ess. Leading Special Stages positions : 1 2 3 4 6 Ogier 16 3 1 2 Ostberg 4 5 3 2 1 Hirvonen 2 6 7 5 1 Neuville 1 3 6 4 4 3 Latvala 4 2 1 2 2 Sordo 3 1 4 5 5 AIAttiyah 1 1 5 Novikov 2 4 2 Guerra 1 WRC2 Alkuwari woo 21 stages, Foohs & Protasov 1 each. CLASS 2 Alkuwari woo 22 stages, Protasov 1. CLASS 3 Foohs woo 21 slages, Trivino & Kremer 1 each 20 11 25 18 15 12 10 Positions in World Championship for Rallies (WCR): Citroen Total Abu Dhabi 87 points, Volkswagen Motoo;port 81, Qatar M-Sporl 37, Qalar WRT 35, Abu Dhabi Citroen Total 23, Jipocar Czech Na!Jonal 14, Lotos Team 12. Leading positions in World Championship for Drivers (WCD): Ogier 74 points, Loeb 43. Hirvonen 30, Sordo 27, Ostberg 26, Neuville 25, Latvala 15, Prokop 14, Bouffier & AIAl!iyah 10, elc. Leading positions in WRC2 (4WDXRound 3113)(Best 6/7 scores to count): Wiegand 40 po,nts, Prolasov 37, Trivino 31, Kremer 30. Foohs 28, etc. WRC2 Teams Cup: Skoda Auto Oeutschland 43 points. Symtech Racing 42, Moto Oub lgualda 40, Stohl Racing 33, Yazeed Racing & Seashole Qalar 25, etc. WRC2 Production Car Cup Tnvino 48 points, Fuchs 43, Kremer 40, Grondal 25, Smailov 15, etc. Posillon in WRC3 (2WD)(Round 3113XBest 5/6 scores to coonQ: Chardonnet 25 points. Front Martin Holmes, Prospect Cottage, Pyrford Green, Woking, Suney, GU22 SUZ. UK Tel. +44 (0) 1932 352894 & 347757. Fax: +44 (0) 1932 343102. Email. April 2013 Dusty Times

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In Memorium When Jean Calvin left this world on March 31, 1997, I was at a complete loss. The first problem that had to be handled was the pringing of Dusty Times. l had little knowledge of the journalism field, much less the putting together of the paper and the printing thereof. With help from some very wonderful friends and more help from business associ-ates, Dusty Times never missed an issue. We received many tributes co Jean, from people all over the world and some of them were printed in various issues over the years. This fifteenth anniversary of her death we print a few of the trib-utes that honored Jean after her sudden demise. We hope you will all keep a good thought for Jean and remember her as a person who did so much for out spore fro so many years and she is still sorely missed. A Little Dissertation About Jean Calvin, Off Road Icon, -Idol and Hero Jean Calvin's last checkered flag came on March 31, 1997. A slip and fall ended the career of an outstand-in{! lady whose presence had an influuence on everyone associated with off road racing. Jean was the distinguished editor/pubblishcr/ gofer/~Titer/ad seller of the bible uf off road racing, Dusty Times. While she focused on the buggies, cars and rrucks, she haJ rhe utmost rcespect for the ATV and hike racers. When 1 first started to atttend the SCORE races, it was to party anJ to find out to what m.vful inac-cessible spot Morgan Maiocco was sendin,g me to pit for him. At rhat time Jean was the editor of SCORE News. Morgan made sure I knew who she was. Of course, 1 \Vas so knowledgeable rhat I didn't even know what SCORE News was, however, if Morgan said I should know who Jean was, l paid attention. Over the years our friendship grew anJ grew and while we would only see each other at the races, l always looked forward to seeing her and her husband John. While Jean had the latest in racing news, John had some of the weirdest, funniest jokes l had ever heard. When 1 called Jean one day hack in 1989 and told her I was having a 24 hour race, she promptly informed me that she and Judy Smith had won the first one Walt Lott of HDRA had organized. Anorher scoop down the tube..~. Jean had seen it all but wished me well. Later, when we started running a 24 hour for the cars, she made sure she was in at-tendance, and John complained the whole time. A great time was had by all! They came back year after year, Jean having fun and John asking why are we here? And we laughed and laughed and laughed. A few years ago, Jean was really excited, she '-"~ls going to go racing :igain. She had accepted a c(xlrivcr Dusty Times . ride at the SCORE Baja 500 and was Jelighted beyond belief. From the top of the ladder to the bot-tom in one bad bump. She hit her head (she was wearing an approved helmet), and it was downhill from there. Brain surgery was necess:uy to save her, she lost a leg due t~ poor circulation. The off road community was shocked, funds wl're raised to get her a state uf the arr prosthesis and you know what? She never missed a race! Never! 1 remember L1ughlin last year, Jean was not in the best of health, but damn the torpedoes, there was a race and she haJ to be there! Suddenly she has joined Walt Lott, Claude Maynard, Floyd HuJ-son, Danny Hamel and many others fo~ the great off road races in the sky. . I c was only then that I realizeJ that I had never really gotten to know her. How did she become so devoted to a sport? When did it happen? How did she convince her husband John to go along \\1th her obsession with off road racing? It turns out that Jean was an ac-complished athlete from the git go. Sit down, because this\V;ll blow your mind. Jean was a professional ice skater, skating with Sonja Henie and I Holiday on lee. She went from ice cold to triple digit heat, from thou-sands in the are.nas to a fow hearty pit cre\.\--s in the middle of nowhere. From world wide travel to events at El Centro and Stateline and she loved every minute of it. Jean was skating in Europe when a <lashing young Air Force man swept her off her feet. Returning from Europe she and John were married on September 22, 1956 and made their home in the San Fernando Yalley. I am led tn believe they spent rheir honeymoon racing but that is unsubstantiated. Soon Jean was kicking butt in SCCA races and loving every minute of it. Everything she touched turned to gold (except John). Peterson Publishing hired her as an associate editor on Sports Car Graphic, she freeelanced for Hot YW's and some 15 years ago the off road industry' ~-as blessed with an asset we may never see again, Jean Calvin, and after some thrilling races with Les Choate and futnily, Jean was hooked and the rest is history. Not only <lid Jean drive and win, she wrote hersdf into our lives. If you weren't in Dusty Times, you must have not. have competed. All the current, about to he and wanta be legends beat a patch to her door-step. The goal was the same for all; Jean, \\1ll you mention me? And, you know what, anyone who talked to her got their name in Dusty Times. Jean, many will follow in your footsteps, however, none will ever fill them! Thank you forever, Fud Mental Images Whenever we hear words or phrases, our mind sores through its' infinite data base and displays rhe image that represents what we heard. As ifhy magic we have instant recall of the events that have made impres-sions on our mind. One of the bits of information that has made :m indelible impression on my mind, is that of Jean Calvin. For those of you that did not have the opportunity to know her as I did, this is the image that my mind brings up for me to remember. It was the running of the 25th SNORE 250 in Jean, Nevada. A.J. and I decided co enter that race for its' historical signifo;::mce. When rhe race w-as over, all of the finishers were gathered around the finish line for post race tech and inspection. Along with the racers there were the race officials, the media, and hundreJs of spectators. It \.\-,\s quite impressive. Then, from out of the parking area, l saw Jean walking Aprll 2013 towards the multitu<le of people that had converged upon the finish line. The parking area was on the opposite of the race course, so Jean had to negotiate the burms and ruts rhat had been carved out by rhe race cars. That, in itself, was no easy task for her, because she had lost half of her suspension system and needed a cane to maintain balance. A~ she approached rhe first burm, she cook it at an angle, pausing at the top. Proceeding at an angle, she reep-eated the process. Down the face of the bunn, pause, up the face of the middle of the burm, pause, down tl1e burro, pause, up the last burm and she was across. You might say to yourself, why didn't you help her? Well I'll tell you why. she would have hit me with her cane! Jean was very independent. As -he approached the throngs of people, her face lit up and paled the afternoon sun. She looked as if she had just achieved a life long dream. I said to myself, what's she smiling at? Then it dawned on me. she didn't look at the crowd as a bunch of dirty tired racers. She perceiveJ them as conquering warrriors returning from some dis-tant campaign. To her they were all heroes. She w.isn'r there because she had to interview them, she was there because she got to interview them, Off-Road racing has lost one of its' champions, and I. hope tbatyour mental image of Jean paralleb mine. Herman De Nunzio I've lost a friend. Much more than that: Jean' was a mentor, a sponsor, a critic, a co-worker, and an employer. She was all those rhings to me, but a friend most of all. I met Jean in 1971 ata BRA race when l introduced ·myself and told her I'd admired an article she'd writ-ten. he was easy to talk to, and that \V~\S the first of a lot of conversations. For one thing, we were both racers at a time when there weren't many women driving off road, so we had a common basis for nur talk. We could trade horror stories about bathrooms and one-piece driving suit~ and getting lost. For a time, in the late seventies, she had her office in rhe same· build-ing in which I worked. We often took lunch together. By then I was '-"Tiring also, and often for Jean. She taught me a lot about the craft and the industrv. And I also co-drove with her in her race car. We ran in Class 9, and then moved up to the 1600 class. The racing~1ls great, the friendship was terrific. When she started the Dusry Times she moved from our office building, but 1 was writing for her regularly, and we talked co each other often. Then in '94 she moved back to an office adjacent to mine. she was by then dealing with the loss of the lower part of her left leg, as v.:ell as the near constant pain from the plates and screws that held both legs together. Still, her indomitable will rook her to work seven days a week, and to as many races RS she coulJ fir in . She broke her hip a couple of years ago and missed only a week at work, and when she had a slight stroke ahout a year ago she had to be persuaded to bwe the office to see her doctor. Her grit and determina-tion were astonishing. The paper had to be got out. She set an example for all who saw her pace slow and her body grow ever more frail as she continued to work, conntinued to get it all done. Jean was a tough old bird, stub-born, critical, loyal and honest. She never failed her friends or tbe sport she loved. I miss her, but at least I know she's not in pain any longer. Judy Smith Page 17

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M.O.R.E, BALLS OUT 250 ~ h, 11 Rick Romans overall By ] Preston Bradshaw Photos: Trackside Photo The Trophy Challenge gold medal went to Bob Jordan, Bob is seen here driving his Checker clad vehicle towards the checkered flag. Richard Woods was the fifth and into second, Javier Avila dropped final finisher. to third, Bryan Blagg remained The Trophy Challenge only in fourth place and David Barr had three entrants and one of was up two spots into fifth. Chris them did not complete the first Johnson dropped to sixth place, lap. They had seven laps to run Rhonda Parkhouse was now for their race. Bob Jordan led seventh and Ariel Verna dropped their first lap, Byron Reid was in to eighth place. the second spot. Third lap and Casey Benito There were no changes in moved into the class lead, Javier position for the next four laps. Avila dropped into second place, Rick Romans had a really good day, he swept the Class, he swept the Class 1 action and took overall honors as well at the Balls Out 250 event. On the sixth lap Bob Jordan Bryan Blagg moved into third continued to lead while Byron place, Chris Johnson was up two Reid dropped out of the race. place6 into fourth place and David Seventh lap, final lap and Bob Barr was still running in fifth Jordan came in all alone to take place. Vi Tana, Rhonda Parkhouse the checkered flag, a nice win. and Ariel Verna were on their It was a good race, 53 cars and trucks competed for many laps and all concerned said they had a good time. The Class 1 troops · were seven cars strong and five of them completed their required nine laps. Alex Cody was the class leader on the first lap, Sean O'bannon ran in the second spot, Jason Whipple ran third, Rick Romans was fourth and Stephan Jangaard held down the fifth spot. Richard Woods ran in sixth and Pat Chicas was in seventh place. Second lap, Alex Cody continued to lead the class, Sean O'Bannon held on in second place, Rick Romans moved up into third place, Stephan Jangaard moved into fourth and Richard Woods was in the fifth spot. Pat Chicas moved into sixth place and Jason Whipple dropped out of the race. fourth place, Pat Chicas held on There were only two entered respective trailers. Third lap and Alex Cody in fifth and Sean O'Bannon had in the next class, Asher Edwards Fourth lap and Javier Avila continued to lead, Stephen problems and dropped into sixth and Jeff Mortis. Jeff Morris only was back in the class lead, Casey Jangaard moved up into the second place. completed two of the required Benito dropped into second place, spot, Sean O'Bannon dropped There were no position changes laps and Asher Edwards put three Bryan Blagg remained in the third into third, Rick Romans dropped on the sixth lap. laps under his beld before retiring. spot, Chris Johnson remained in to fourth place, Pat Chicas was up Seventh lap ended and Rick No finishers in the class. the fourth spot and David Barr to fifth place and Richard Woods Romans moved into the class The Ultra Truck Class remained in fifth place. dropped into sixth place. lead, Alex Cody dropped into eight entries, they had seven laps Fifth lap, Javier Avila continued Fourth lap, almost half way second place, Stephen Jangaard to go for their race and four of to lead the class, Bryan Blagg home and Alex Cody continued remained in the third spot, Pat them made it all the way. At moved up into second place, Casey to lead the class, Sean O'Bannon Chicas moved up into fourth, the end of their first lap it was Benito dropped another place moved into second place, Stephen Richard Woods dropped into fifth Javier Avila leading the class, into third and Chris Johnson held Jangaard dropped to third, Rick and Sean O'Bannon was nowhere Vi Tang ran in the second spot, on in fourth. David Barr was off Romans remained in fourth place, to be seen. Casey Benito was in third place, the scoring chart. Pat Chicas was still running fifth There were no position changes Bryan Blagg ran fourth and Chris There were no position and Richard Woods remained in for the last two laps so it ended up Johnson held down fifth spot. changes on their sixth lap so it was the sixth spot. with Rick Romans taking the gold Ariel Verna ran sixth, David Barr Avila, Benito, Blagg and Johnson Fifth lap, Alex Cody remained medal, Alex Cody took the silver was in seventh place and Rhonda finishing in that order. in the lead, Rick Romans moved medal, he was nine minutes in Parkhouse was eighth. There were three cars entered up into second place, Stephen arrears, Stephen Jangaard earned Second lap ended and now in the Class 5 contest and two Jangaard remained in the third the bronze medal, Pat Chicas it was Vi Tang in the class lead, of them made it all the way. Rick spot, Richard Woods dropped to finished first off the podium and Casey Benito moved up a spot Holmes led the class all the way ______________________________________________ ...;...___,, Keith Smith only finished five laps in the Class BC contest, he fared better Alex Cody took second place honors in the Class 1 battle at the Balls Byron Reid was only able to get five laps completed before he had major than others in the class, Keith is seen here just at liftoff. Out event, Alex is seen here just at liftoff. problems, Byron was shown second in the Trophy Challenge battle. It was a second place finish in Ultra Truck for Casey Benito at Balls Out, Casey is seen here just getting it up in the air. Page 18 Larry Antuna was the silver medal winner at the Balls Out action, he's Dennis Peterson was second to finish in the Class 9 contest, Dennis is seen here just at liftoff as he heads for the checkered flag. seen here at speed heading for the elusive checkered flag. 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Javier Av/la flew his good lookin' Chevy to the Ultra Truck Class win, Javier had seven minutes in hand when he took the checkered flag. Rick Holmes led all the way in the Class 5 action, he's seen here just at liftoff on his way to the Class win. and won the class by over an hour. finishing in the second spot and complete the eight required laps. Jimmy Taranto was up a spot into Larry Antuna ran second all the Adam Spitz running third all At the end of their first lap it second place, Mike Brown moved way, he ended up taking the silver the way for the eight laps he was Matt Creveling leading the up into third and Brandon Heald medal and finishing an hour and completed. way, Dennis Peterson was a fairly was fourth. Matt Creveling was on 20 minutes in arrears. Adam Spitz Class 7 only had one entry, close second, Jimmy Taranto ran his trailer. ran in third place for eight of their Steve Jacketti, who only completed third, Mike Brown was fourth and There were no position changes nine laps before surrendering to six laps before succumbing to Brandon Heald was in the fifth on the third lap but we did lose major problems on the final lap. trials of the desert. spot. Brandon Heald to the gremlins. So, it was Rick Holmes taking Class 9 had five entrants Second lap and now it was Fourth lap ended and Jimmy the Class 5 win, Larry Antuna and three of them managed ·to Dennis Peterson leading the class, Taranto was now leading the class, ...---------------------.... Dennis Peterson ran in second place and Mike Brown was in the third spot. There were no position changes on the fifth lap. Dennis Peterson retook the class lead, Jimmy Taranto dropped to second place and Mike Brown remained in the third spot. There were no position changes on their seventh lap. Eighth lap, final lap and when the smoke cleared it was Jimmy Taranto taking the gold medal, Dennis Peterson took second place honors, he was only 12 seconds in arrears and Mike Brown came in for third place honors. Class 10 only had two entrants, they had nine laps to go for their race and it was a battle most of the race. Kathy Kirkmeyer led the first lap and Jim McIntosh ran three minutes in arrears. McIntosh led the second lap with ease, while Kathy had some problems and dropped to a long second place. There were no position changes on the next five laps. Continued on page 20 Jim McIntosh was the second place finisher in the Class 10 contest, Jim Wayne Ellis took second place honors in the Class 88 contest, Wayne Flying low as he heads for the bam, Robbie Madison was the second is seen here just at liftoff as he heads to the checkered flag. is seen here reaching for the sky as he heads for the elusive checkers. place finisher in the Class 1600 contest, seen here at high speed. Dusty Times -ATTENTION RACERS -Aprll 2013 Congn,tulatlon• to Jonathan Llbby/Psychotlc Racing, win• Rm In a.. 1400 Open Spts,nn TnH:lr at tlHt King Shocu HORA 250 In Rldgecteet, CA. 4.1.2013 IOlll P•IICT IUIICEI Tlllll 11111111 IIIUCY PIIUl■I Page 19

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Stephen Jangaard really hauls freight in his good looking Class 1 car, Bryan Blagg won the bronze medal in the Ultra Truck race, Bryan was Stephen took third place, he's seen here on his way home. 11 minutes behind the class winner, here is Bryan at speed. ' · Adam Spitz had a horribly long fourth lap and it cost him, Adam is seen here at high speed heading for the checkered flag. Steve Jacketti was the only entry in the 7A Class, he only completed six laps which did not get him a finish, seen here just at takeoff. On the eighth lap, Kathy inched ahead and took the class lead by about a minute while McIntosh dropped to a close second place. On their final lap, Kathy opened up her lead and took the Class 10 win with 20 minutes in hand, a really nice win. McIntosh slid in for a silver medal finish. Class 7B had four entrants, they too had nine laps to go fol! their race but only one of them would see the checkered flag. Michael Duenas led thei; first lap, Rick Madison was only seconds in arrears, Ralph Potts was only another few seconds back in third place and Cliff Cole ran in the fourth spot. There were no. position changes on the second lap. Third lap and Rick Madison took over the class lead, Ralph Potts moved up into second place, Cliff Cole was running in third place and Michael Duenas dropped into fourth place. Fourth lap, Rick Madison continued to lead the class, Ralph Potts held on in the second spot and MichaelDuenas ran in third. Cliff Cole was out of the action. , Fifth lap and Rick Madison continued to lead the class, Ralph Potts was six minutes back in second place and Michael Duenas was down and out. · Sixth lap and Ralph Potts was now leading the class as Rick Madison disappeared from the scoring charts. That was all she wrote, Ralph Potts sailed around for a few Jimmy Taranto was the big winner in the Class 9 contest; Jimmy beat out four other entrants for his gold medal, seen here flying low. • more laps and took the coveted checkered flag. Class 7C only had two vehicles entered. One of them Gilbert Garcia never complete~ his first lap. The other Entry, John Morgan motored around for his eight required laps and went home with all the honors. Second lap, Sal Gomez continued to lead the class, Mike Decamp moved up into second spot, Ryan Agius was up three spots into third place, Wayne Ellis was close by in fourth and Adam Leonhardt dropped into fifth place. Juan Sanchez dropped four spots into sixth and Chris Guillen remained in seventh place. Third lap, Ryan Agius moved into the class lead, Mike Decamp held on in the second spot, Wayne Ellis moved up into third place and Juan Sanchez moved into fourth place. Chris Guillen, Sal Gomez and Adam Leonhardt were out of the race. Juan Sanchez was the new leader on the fourth lap, Ryan Continued on page 25 The Class 8B contest had nine entries, they had to complete eight laps for their race and three of them managed to do just that. When their first lap ended it was Sal Gomez leading the pack, Juan Sanchez was in hot pursuit, Mike Decamp ran in third place, Adam Leonhardt was in fourth and Wayne Ellis was running in fifth. Ryan Agius was in sixth place and Chris Guillen was running seventh. It was another gold medal for Kathy Kirkmeyer in the Class 10 contest, Kathy is seen here at high speed on her way to the checkers. Mike Brown was the third place finisher in the Class 9 fracas, Mike is A third place finish in Class BB went to Juan Sanchez, Juan is seen here Ryan Golson was the third place finisher in the Class ½-1600 battle, seen here at speed on his way to the checkered flag. at high speed as he heads for the checkered flag. Ryan is seen here just at liftoff on his way to the checkers. Pat Chicas was the fourth place finisher in the Class 1 contest, Pat is Seen here at one of many liftoffs throughout the race, Chris Johnson Richard Woods was the fifth and final finisher in the Class 1 battle, seen here really haulin' freight on his way to the flag. finished in fourth place in the Ultra Truck contest. Richard is seen here at high speed on his way to the checkers. Page 20 April 2013 Dusty Times

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SEASON OPENER Larosa Takes Group T Text & Photos: Troy Robinson Season 38 of the VORRA series is in the books. VORRA made a move back to tradition for the short course and would be once again a 1-day race for-mat giving us 4-short course Eric Steiger was the only Class 9 entrant so his class win was ensured, Eric is seen here driving his car to a nice victory. JP Gomez flew his Ultra 4 machine to the class win, he's seen here nicely airborne as he heads to the sometimes elusive checkered flag. race weekends this year. Last season short course races were 2-day events with each day be-ing a separate round Of racing. Stephanie Hayos has no fear of flying, she is seen here beautifully airborne as she flies That is a huge relief to racers to the Sportsman win at the VORRA meet. as carnage from Saturday's (769) took the lead early and races sometimes left crews never looked back in all 3 mo-working overnight to get ready tos with flag to flag command-for Sunday. Now the family ing wins. Brandon Blanco type atmosphere of bench rac-(01) had a strong 2nd place ing can be found on Saturday. finish in motos 1 and 3 but VORRA is being proactive had to work at it in moto 2 for in safety and after a racer vote a 2nd place for the day. Mak-du ring the off season head ing a strong show in his first and neck restraints are now time out with a clean built El mandatory for all VORRA rac-Camino was Dave Dougherty ers. In order to help ease the (36). Despite losing the front initial purchase price as well clip in the second moto he as what device to use VORRA was able to give some pressure racer Jim Carius came up with to Blanco. Jeff Eveler (1412) a rental program for VORRA rounded out the field in his racers. Ford truck. The sportsman class led off In the UTV class Dennis ( 1965) went door to door for most of the day. They each had a moto win going into the final moto but Hart suffered a broken rear suspension in moto 3 handed the overall win to Dennis Jean. Some of the best racing of the day was in the class ll's where 4 lined up to take the green flag. Early morning engine troubles in practice had the Jim Graham (1107) entry struggling most of the day. In moto 1 Jerry Ornel-las (1112) was off to the early lead over David Meek (114 2) but eventually Meek took the lead for the moto win. Paul the da and Ste hanie Ha os Jean (1959) and Pauly Hart ,---------..._ ___ ....._ ____ _,__.....;; ___ _, . Brandon Blanco took second place honors in the Sportsman race, It was a second place finish in the UTV contest by Pauly Hart, Pauly Wes Harbor gets ready for touchdown as he races to a second place Brandon is seen here in beautiful level flight at the VORRA meet. is seen here nicely airborne as he heads for the elusive checkered flag. finish in the Class 10 contest, all in all a decent weekend. Justin Silkwood saves some tire wear as he flies his truck to the finish Doug Evans saves a bit of gas and tire wear as he flies beautifully towards Dave Dougherty was the third place finisher in the Sportsman Class, line at the VORRA race, Justin finished second in Group T. the checkered flag in the Ultra 4 contest. Dave is seen here just at touchdown at the VORRA race. Page 22 April 2013 Dusty Times

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Jerry Ornellas took third place honors in the Class 11 conflict, Jerry is lester Walker took third place honors in the Class 10 contest, he's seen Don German raced his good looking Chevy pickup to a third place finish seen here in level flight as he heads to the checkers. here saving a bit of tire wear on his way to the checkers. in the Group T battle, Don is seen here at high speed. · Nauleau (1116) had ignition Silkwood 2nd and Medley 3rd. the situation was that German won the moto with Laroza finish. In the final standings switch failure but was able to Between motos competition was going to replace the third 2nd, Silkwood 3rd and Medley it was Laroza 1st, Silkwood hot wire it and continue only became crew as the Laroza member the following week so 4th. In the final moto Laroza 2nd and German 3rd. missing 3 laps and placing 3rd. crew was seen helping out he would have a fresh one for jumped out to the early lead The Ultra 4's had enough In the second moto Ornellas the German crew get the 3rd the Mint 400. but didn't put up too much cars to make their own race was again out to an early lead member replace so they could In moto 2 German was all of battle knowing he had the and taking all 3 moto wins was but eventually blew the trans-make moto 2. The irony of fixed and ready and easily overall win with a 2nd place Continuedonpage24 mission taking him out of the running handing the win to Meek. Nauleau once again had ignition troubles but fin-ished 2nd 3 laps down. In moto 3 the Graham entry was at full song but made a show-ing with a spectacular 4-barrell roll off the start. Occupants were ok and after beating on the door and roof for a while back in the pits the doors were once again operational. The race continued and Meek went for the flag to flag win for the sweep and overall. Nauleau had a strong moto and finished 2nd on the lead lap. Ornellas nursed the bro-ken transmission around and finished 3rd just 1 lap down. When the scores were added Nauleau was 2nd and Ornellas 3rd for the day. In class 9 the lone entry was Eric Stieger (903) who had 3 drivers signed up to take each of the 3 motos for the class win. While the lone entry and winner in Class 1 was Ryan Sargent (159). Sargent is said to have a smaller Subaru power plant by the next race and make the jump to Class 10. In the class 10 race moto 1 Tyler Mort (1022) got the hole shot over Wes Harbor (1029) and held him off the entire race. This battle went on un-til 2-laps to go when Harbor broke a steering servo and had to retire from the race. Mean-while early in the race Lester Walker (1025) was running 4th behind Del Hardy (1214) but caught a rut in the off-camber infield turn and rolled. It took a lap to get him righted but he did continue and finished 4th, 1 lap down. In moto 2 and 3 Harbor handily won the mo-tos over Mort who was pretty much cruising knowing the scoring would have them with the overall with second place finishes. Walker did finish 3rd in motos 2 and 3 for 3rd place for the day. Group T was up next with the unique mix of trucks and in moto 1 Don German (801) was off to a fine start ahead of Steve Laroza (7204), Josh Medley (763), Justin Silkwood (869) and Jason Arnold (805) who was looking a little worn after a practice roll over. By mid-race however German was sidelined with a blown ring and pinion. This moved Laro-za into the lead where he main-tained for the moto win with Dusty Times . I •=h=\·11351 [I] HJC MOTORSPORTS G .. FOR($ MCIN8-'Dry re Tower • 100 Gallon Capacity • Single or Double Dry Break • BZSetUp • Affordable lndyC&r Fl Technology Acoe111>rles •Dump Gans •Hose •Reducers • Filler Necks & Caps Helmets • Snell SA 2005 Forced Air Helmets • Wired for Communication & Ear Bud Ready • Racing Optics Tear Offs • Universal and Custom Molded Ear Buds • Helmet Skirts • Shields Kool Air,.. lower Systems • Highest Flowing Systems! • 105, 135, 150, 235 and 250 CFM Ratings • High Flow Filters & Custom Hoses • Trophy Ka.rt Kits for Driver & Clutch Cooler RACE MIITt1•1t,..11n r Co: Sys a • Vertex 5 to 110 Watt Radio Systems • Hi-Fi Intercom Systems • Chase & Race Packages • Bue Statton Paoksges • Crew Chief & Kart Packages In C&r Cam.en. System • EZ 1 Button Operation • Exclusive Racer X M:otorsports 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 & llaxim.1zes Usable Fuel • Fuel Level Sending Units Available • Caps, Necks, Hose, Filters and Pumps Avall&ble YOUR SOUBCB J'OB PJlOFBSSIONAL BACB PRODUCTS . 10815 Wheatlands Avenue, Suite K • Santee, CA 92071 619-258-RACE (7223) • Fax 619-258-0883 • April 2013 Page 23

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Jeff Eveler was the fourth place finisher in the Sportsman race, Jeff is seen here at high speed on his way to the checkers. Josh Medley chums up the dirt as he comers hard in the Group Trace, Paul Nauleau (right) was the second place finisher in the Class 11 fracas, Josh was the fourth place finisher in the Group T contest. seen here dicing with the eventual class winner. JP Gomez (4482). Doug Evans (4457) finished 3rd in motos 1 and 2 and broke on the last lap in moto 3, his scores were good enough to net 2nd place for the day. Marco Gomez (4486) gave a fight for the win in moto 1 and 2 but a DNF in moto 3 dropped him to 3rd for the day. So that wraps up the open-ing round of the 2013 season. If more new cars continue to show along with the VORRA veterans the remaining races of the season will provide some excellent competition Results: Sportsman Stephaie Hayos Brandon Blanco Dave Dougherty Jeff Eveler David Meek took home the gold medal in the Class 11 contest, David is· seen here saving a bit of tire wear as he flies to the checkers. Class 9 Eric Stieger Class 11 David Meek Paul Nauleau Jerry Ornellas Jim Graham UTV Dennis Jean Pauly Hart Class 10 Tyler Mort Wes Harbor Lester"Walker Del Hardy Class 1 Ryan Sargent Group T Steve Laroza Justin Silkwood Don German Josh Medley Jason Arnold Ultra 4 JP Gomez Doug Evens Marco Gomez Dave Schneider .:s.1t-=:!~:: J ..!:ll.Y ::.l~-::.l~ ~) ~ U::.l..8 ,.... .. ""' ... -=-' .l~.r.::3~ =:t.:::_r...t!J j__J., r • 500 MIies of Challenging Nevada Terrain • Points towards HORA and World Championships • Race 4 of the Worldwide DAKAR Challenge • Full Week of Pre-Running to HORA Members • Tech/Contingency Friday In Downtown Reno • Week Full of Activities Preceding the Race • Entries open May 1 VISIT OUR WEBSITE WWW .HORARACE.COM FOR DETAILS Page 24 April 2013 In the UTV battle it was Dennis Jean taking top honors, Dennis is seen here running flat out as he heads for the checkered flag. Tyler Mort won the Class 10 contest at the VORRA event, Tyler is seen here just at touchdown on his way to the checkers. Ryan Sargent ran all along in Class 1, nonetheless he ran hard and he took home the gold medal for the class 1 contest. SELL YOUR vehicles, equipment and bits and pieces right here! Dusty Times has the readership you're looking for so submit the form on page 42 and get your ad in the next issue Dusty Times

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more M.O.R.E. Balls Out 250 on page 20 .. A good day for Ralph Potts, he was the only finisher in the Class 78 contest, Ralph is seen here on his way to the checkered flag. Agius dropped into second place, Juan Sanchez dropped to fourth. WayneEllisheldoninthirdplace Sixth lap, Ryan A_gius and Mike Decamp dropped into· continued to lead the class, Wayne fourth. Ellis moved up into second place, Fifth lap and again, a new Juan Sanchez ran in third place leader, Ryan Agius was now and Mike Decamp disappeared leading the class, Mike Decamp from the race. moved up into second spot, Seventh lap, Wayne Ellis Wayne Ellis remained in third and moved into the lead, Ryan Agius t A wonderful day for Ryan Agius as he bested eight other trucks to take the gold medal in the Class 88 contest, seen here at high speed. John Morgan took top honors in the Class 7C contest, John is seen here at one of many liftoffs as he heads for the checkers. dropped into second place and Juan Sanchez remained in third. Eighth lap, final lap and when the dust cleared it was Ryan Agius moving back into the class lead and taking a nice win, Wayne Ellis took second place honors and Juan Sanchez was, the third and final finisher. The Class 8C troops were next up, there were three of them but none were able to make all the required laps. Keith Smith led the first lap, Dan Fertal had an hour long first lap and Dean Miller spent almost four hours on his first circuit. Keith Smith continued to lead The Class 1600 win went to Mike Depue at the Balls Out race, Mike is seen here at high speed on his way to the checkered flag. DO YOU KNOW/ on their second lap, Dean Miller ran a just over an hour second lap in second place and Dan Fertal was nowhere to be seen. Only Keith Smith was able to complete the third lap, along with the fourth and fifth but that was the end of it. Dean Miller dropped out after two laps and it was all over with no winner in sight. Last, but certainly not least were the 1600's, there were four of them, they had to complete nine laps for a finish and three of them were able to go all the way. At the end of their first lap it was Mike Harvey leading the class, Mike Depue was only seconds back in second place, Ryan Golson was a few minutes further back in third place and Robbie Madison was in fourth place. Second lap ended and now it was Mike Depue leading the pack, Ryan Golson moved into second place, Robbie Madison moved up into third place and Mike Harvey dropped into the fourth spot. There was no change of position on their third lap. Fourth lap and Mike Depue continued to lead the class, Robbie Madison moved into second place, Ryan Golson dropped to third and Mike Harvey remained in fourth place. There were no position changes on their fifth lap. Sixth' lap and Mike Depue still lead the 1600 Class, Robbie Madison continued in second place, Ryan Golson held on in third place and Mike Harvey was no longer in the race. There were no position changes on the last three laps so it was Mike Depue taking a really nice win, Robbie Madison took second place honors and Ryan Golson was awarded the bronze medal. That's all there was! See ya at the next MORE race, the Lucerne 500 on May 18thJ,t,Q,.!lE. How Much You can Increase Your Business Income? . Why Not Start Advertising In Dusty Times Advertising starts At Only sso-00 Per Month Call Us At: B1B-BB2-0004 II] j!~~b~k Read the Issue onllne at Visit our ""ebslte at Dusty Times April 2013 Page 25 J I I I I I I - 1 I I I

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- , HDRA GOLD COAST 300 • 1990 Ivan Makes It Three For Three In Nevada By Judy Smith Photos: Trackside Photo Ivan Stewart won overall for the third time this year in the rough and rugged southern Nevada desert, adding the Gold coast 300 overall victory to the Nissan 400 and Nevada 500 titles driving the seemingly invincible Toyota based Class 1 rig. With his overall victory at the the Nissan 400 and the Nevada truck and the "lronman", on a HDRA Gold Coast 300. Ivan 500 already in his hip pocket, tough course. Stewart made it a sweep, having Stewart again demonstrated just The start/finish area for this won all three of the season's how hard it is to beat the com-event was just below Jean, Ne-Nevada based desert races. With bination of that Toyota funny-vada, about 30 miles south of Robby Gordon was really on form in the Venable Class 8 Ford, and he was contesting for overall honors until late on the last lap when collision damage dropped him to fourth overall, but he won Class 8 easily. Las Vegas itself. But the Regis-tration, contingency line and tech inspection had been on the grounds of Gaughan's Gold Coast Hotel, which also hosted the post driver's cocktail party, and the post race brunch and awards. The HDRA/SCORE offi-cials have become more and more firm about enforcing their various rules and regulations, demonstrating their willing-ness to disqualify or penalize as they have threatened, and this time the opportunity arose at the driver's meeting. Every entry was required to have a representative at the meeting. and each team rep, or driver, was required to sign a list next to his car number. Near the end of the meeting, Danny Cau, HDRA President, checked the list, and read off the numbers of the vehicles that didn't have a representative in attendance. Some were there, and hastily made themselves known, and were allowed to sign in and get back in the HDRA's good grac-es. But two drivers didn't make it this time, and they were out of luck, Kevin Onstad and his crew were out at the start/finish area, where they'd been testing and making repairs on their Class 10 car, and had lost track of the time, and Manny Esquerra, also busy, had simply thought that the driver's meeting was to be at 7 p.m., instead of 6. Esquerra was going into the race tied for points with Roger Mears in Class 7. Neither Ohnstad nor Esquerra was allowed to race. Bob Richey was leading overall, having started first, on the last lap, but Doing his best this year in desert racing, Tom Koch had a clean, only two Bernie Thompson and Lynn Allshouse ran with the Class 1/2 front five all late in the lap a flat tire and a driver change back to Richey from Bernard flat race and climbed into third place in the Raceco/Porsche at the flag. day ifJ their Raceco, and moved into fourth place at the checkered flag. Jourdain put the Raceco home second. -Pe.rformance Proven for Desert &-Off-Road Use 150 Heavy Duty Sizes to Choose from Detail & Pressure Wash Tanks Marine Holding & Water Tanks Bulk Storage & Waste Tanks R.V. Tanks Quality Products & Friendly Service RONCO PLASTICS, INC. • 714-259-1385 • FAX 714-259-0759 • 15022 Parkway Loop, Suite B • Tustin, CA 92780 • CALL, WRITE or FAX us to Receive a Free Catalog VISA ~-------------------------------------------------------~ Page 26 Aprll 2013 Dusty Times

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John Hays kept his Raceco near the front in Class 10, took over the lead on lap 3, and got his first win despite running out of gas on the last lap and damaging the engintt Rich Minga and co-driver Larry Storck had the Porsche 911 in and out of the Class 5 lead all day, but they led when it counted, after four laps, at the finish line. on bollowed regular gas. 'Herbst had lost his coil and had At the end of the third lap Danny Cau had made his point get a dust free lap in, and ticked a complete electrica:l failure, and Gordon was in the lead, and about the mandatory driver's off the fast lap for the day at was out. Jourdain, whose body is Shoppe, who'd blown a rear meetings. 1:28:39.0, in his Porsche pow- still healing from an Indy car ac-tire on pit road, tearing off his This was another no pre run ered two seat Raceco, to take the cident, began to tire, and when quarter panel and doing sundry event, with a designated test lead. Running second behind he hit a big rock and flattened other damage, held second, but area, and designated test times, him was Danny Letner, in anoth-a tire, Richey got back in the was now 34 minutes back. Stew-to allow for last minute adjust-er Porsche Raceco, almost four driver's seat for the last 10 miles. art was back up to third, and ments and fine tunings of the minutes back. Then it was Steve They were second, 20 minutes Vessels, who blasted off the fast-race cars. Maps of the course McEachern, last year's overall behind Stewart. Tom Koch, est lap anyone'd run in this class were not available until Friday, winner, in his Chevy truck, not who had had only two flats, so far, at 1:33:47.9, was now when they were given out as rac- legal for Class 8, three seconds and had to change 'em himself, fourth, after repairing a broken ers signed up. The course was later, looking very fast, and fol-got his first finish in a while, in upper track rod. Schuringa, ill discovered to be 76.33 miles lowed by Tom G. Martin, in a third place, and Allshouse and from gas fumes, had given Jeff long, snaking through the Ne-VW powered Raceco, who'd re-Thompson were fourth. In fifth Bonnet the wheel, and they now vada desert on trails used in cently revamped his suspension, it was Martin and Murachanian, ran fifth. some of the Jean based Mint and then the Bradley team, with who'd lost their power steering On the last lap, as Gordon 400 courses. There had been Tom Sr. and Tom Jr. co-driving, pump, also getting a finish for neared the finish, a frustrated a SNORE 250 race just two in another VW powered Raceco. the first time in a while .. Tim Stewart, who'd been off to the weeks before the Gold Coast, Richey. whose torque limiters Herbst rolled his car, hopped side working on his truck, and which used all but 15 miles of had come loose, had to stop to out and was way down, pulled out on the this course, but in the opposite fix them, and then caught up got it back on its wheels, and courseas Rob approached, and direction. The SNORE folks with slow members of the slower came in, sans hood and roof, for when their trajectories came to-had announced their course, classes fairly early in his second sixth place. McMillin and Ewalt gether Gordon hit Stewart's left and had suggested that HDRA/ lap, and was delayed consider-were seventh, new transmission rear corner. It did only cosmetic SCORE racers might like to ably by the dust, but still held intact. damage to Stewart, but it broke run their race as a way of legally his lead. while Stewart, whose The Class 8 trucks took off Gordon's steering shaft. After pre-running (though in reverse) second lap was a bit quicker next, and the first lap was tough about 20 minutes of working the Gold Coast, but they didn't than Richey's, now ran second, for them. Dave Shoppe survived with it, hi was pulled out of come in ·droves for the oppor-about five and half minutes the dust and brought his Ford the silt, and aimed at the fin-tunity. In fact, it appears that back. The Bradleys had moved around first, 39 seconds in front ish, and drove the last bit of the a large number of racers find it into third, a minute and a half of Rob Gordon in his Ford. In race with only the ram assist to simpler not to pre-run, much as later, and Corky McMillin and third place it was Brian Stewart, make the truck turn. But he got they had always enjoyed it in the Brian Ewalt, in a Porsche Che-in his Dodge, only nine seconds . there first, giving him another past. There was a 12 hour time nowth, testing the new Fortin later, followed by Chris Robin-win for his scrapbook. Shoppe, limit for this race, and everyone transmission, with the 10" ring son in Frank Vessels old Chevy, who'd been running with a was expected to run four laps, gear, ran fourth, a minute be-eight seconds behind him in bad· flooding problem and no except Class 11 which would be hind them. Troy Herbst, in fourth. Vessels himself was fifth, brakes, so it "wouldn't go slow through after three laps. The another Porsche Chenowth, was a little over a minute later, his and it wouldn't stop.", finished starting order for the classes was fifth, less than a minute later. new Chevy having been briefly second, 26 minutes later. Ves-1/2, 8, 10, 5, 4, 1-2-1600, 7 4X4, Herb'st moved into the lead stuck in the silt. sels. with everything finally 7, 78, Mini-M~, 5-1600, 3, 6, on the third lap. with 13 sec-At the end of the second working, recorded an even faster 9, and 11. The first five classes onds on Stewart, who was sec-lap Robinson ~as in the lead, lap, at 1:29:26.6, and moved up were started two at a time, every ond. Richey stopped to .change but .he had a tilt to the right to finish third. Schuringa and 45 seconds. But from Class 1-2-drivers, putting Bernard Jour-because he'd hit a buggy while Bonnet were fourth and David· 1600 on they went off the line dain in, hopping into the pas-blinded by the silt, and bent the Bryan, in a Ford, who'd had a every 30 seconds. The start area senger seat himself, they held front end and torn off an oil flat, and had was on the 1.9 mile long stretch third, with Bernie Thompson cooler. He was finished. Gordon also been high centered and of old pavement that parallels and Lynn Allshouse in fourth came in second behind him by hung up with a buggy at the the freeway, so most in their Raceco. Tim Herbst. in two and a half minutes, having same tim~, finished fifth. of the drag races were settled a two seater with no passenger, had some flats. In third it was Class 10 was the third group by the time they had reached the was now fifth. · Shoppe, six seconds later, while to get started, and at the end of end and made the left turn into Ivan kept abreast of things Michael Schuringa, in a Chewo-the first lap the lead belonged to the treacherous silt. via radio and pushed hard to let, was fourth, a half hour later, Mark Whittington, in a Mirage, In Class 1/2 Bob Richey, who get ahead of Herbst, and then and Stewart, having trouble with who had a minute and seven was first off the line, took full ran e!\pecially hard for the last -something clogging his fuel sys-seconds on Jeff Quinn and Kurt advantage of his opportunity to 30 miles. He didn't know that tern, had dro ed to fifth. Pfeiffer in their Chenowth. In .----------------------, .-----=;.;.:..;.:;;;.;;;,..;;.~.i;,..;..;;;_;.;...._;. ______ --, .._ third place it was Ray Croll and Tom Day, in their Toyota Jimco, 35 seconds later, and followed by John Hays in his Raceco, less than a minute back, who'd al-ready changed a flat and had to stop to get a new spare. Whittington continued to lead through the second lap, and he had recorded the fast lap for the class, at 1:33:54.2, and was about seven-and a half min-utes up on Hays, who now ran second. Rick Romans was third in his Raceeo, followed by Bob Scott, in another Raceco, and then Greg Hibbs, in a Jimco, who'd had a flat earlY on lap one. Whittington faded from the scene. and Hays took over the lead on lap three, after a brief stop to fix a flipped over belt, with 14 minutes on Romans, who was second. Hibbs was now third, followed by John Brooks, in a Rabbit powered Raceco, (the same car that Mickey Thompson had borrowed from Jack Motley and used to win the Baja . 1000 in 1982), in fourth place. Quinn and P£eiffer, after a long second lap,. had moved back up to fifth. Hays got to within 10 miles of the finish line and ran out of gas, but a good samaritan with some regular pump gas gave him a couple of gallons and he took off. The regular gas ruined his motor right away, and he just finished, in a cloud of smoke, takinq his first win in a very dra-matic fashion, while his engine builder stood by shaking his head in dismay. Hibbs was sec-ond, about nine minutes later, followed in by Brooks, only six minutes behind him, his mo-tor on its last legs. Romans lost about 25 minutes on that lap, but salvaged fourth place. Class 5 came next, and one of the Porsches, Rich inga's three liter, led at the end of the first lap. with one second on Bill Hernquist in his J imco Con-vertible. In third it was LeRoy WanKirk, in his Porsche, less than a minute back, and then Marty Hart, another Jimco, ran fourth, just over a minute be-hind him. Hernquist took over the lead on the second lap, and had about four minutes on Val Dodd, in his '59 sedan, who'd rolled on the first lap, and bro-ken his front beam. Hart was third, five minutes later, and Minga had fallen to fourth after hitting a big rock with his nerf bar which jammed the bar into his rear tire and stopped it from going around. He had to have the bar hack sawed off before he could get going again. By the end of lap three Hern-Continued an page 28 Dave Shoppe, who did have his troubles during the day, kept the Ford It hasn't been a great season for defending Class 8 points champion Greg Hibbs and Mike Falkosky ran well in the Chenowth, third on lap 3 moving fast enough to nail down second in Class 8, when the dust Frank Vessels, but despite some suspension problems he finished third and they kept running hard to finish second in the high attrition Class 10. settled. in class. Dusty Times Aprll 2013 Page 2.7

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• John Brooks, a champion in Mexico, tried the SCORE/HORA series in his George Seeley, who lost time when he ran out of gas In his Bug, survived older Raceco, and he ran solo to finish tight on time, third in Class 10. sundry problems to finish second in Class 5, an hour and a half back. Mike Schwellinger lost a transfer case in the Ford, but he and George Adler got back in the race to take second in Class 4 by just ten minutes. While small in numbers Class 4 did have some stiff dicing for a while, but Rodney Hall and Jim Fricker came back from a long down time to once again take the victory and the points lead in the Dodge. Tom and Tim Bums have been on a roll this fall in the Class 1-2-1600 Raceco, and they won their second class race in two weeks at the Gold Coast and finished 11th overall. quist was gone and Hart had the lead, with Minga, who now ran the fast lap for the class, at 1:45:54.5, only a minute and 12 seconds behind him. Dodd's co-driver, Greg Vaughan, who'd been spending time getting his front beam welded, ran third, off the pace by about 20 min-utes. In fourth it was George Seeley, in a sedan, who'd lost some time when his crew forgot to gas him and had to chase him down at the next pit to dump fuel. BOBB IIUNl CUPS -~KENWOOD ~ On the last lap word went out on the radio that Hart was at mile 50 with two broken front trailing arms, waiting for parts to make repairs. Minga, who broke a tie rod end on each wheel, an inner and an outer, fixed the outer, and finished with the other wheel wobbling, in first place.- Seeley was second, an hour and a half later, and Hart, finally repaired, got third place, over an hour further back. None of the others could manage to do four laps. zaa, lErAl BA \ IATEI IElMETI _ 1-Cll Ir ,l,J 111'11111 tj• Page 28 ----~ ----~---~ -~~--FUEl SAFE RACING CEllS Aprll 2013 The Class 4 troops were fol-lowing Steve Kelley and his Chevy at the end of the first lap, and it was ij.odney Hall in second, in his Dodge, and eight minutes back. Kelley had record-ed the class fast lap, at 1:46:37.6. John Dyck ran third in his Jeep, followed by Timmy Pruett, an hour off the lead pace, after re-placing a driveshaft, and losing second gear in his Ford. Kelley held his lead through the second lap, and now he had an hour and 25 minutes on Hall, who'd lost a ·radius rod bolt and had stopped for lengthy repairs. Mike Schwellinger, who'd lost a transfer case on lap one, was now third, seven minutes in back of Hall, and Dyck ran fourth almost an hour later. On the third lap things changed drastically as Hall took over the lead, in spite of repeated attempts to cure the ills of the radius rod bolt. Schwellinger, who was stopping every lap to adjust his new, and untested, shock absorbers, moved to second, 24 minutes behind him. But Kelley was changing his steering box, which involves removing the radiator of his truck, and he fell to third place, another 20 minutes back. Pruett was back up to fourth place, even though his "suspen-sion decided to lay down", while Dyck was gone for good. Hall's crew kept tighten-ing the recalcitrant bolt, and he maintained a steady ·pace to get to the finish line first. Schwellinger was second, about 40 minutes later, and Kelley came in third, just 10 minutes behind him. Pruett, who drove the entire four laps, was fourth, and no one else finished. Class 1-2-1600 took the green flag next, and Doug Fortin Jr. put his Chenowth into the lead, finishing the lap with no right front tire, and 27 seconds on Mike Spina, who was running second in his Mirage, even tl:).ough he'd rolled over already. In third it was John Marking, in· a Jimco, 35 seconds later, and then Mike Williams, in a MECO, was three minut·es further back. Tom and Bob De-Nault, in their Chenowth, ran fifth, one second after Williams. Fortin continued to lead through lap two. and now he was a minute and 12 seconds in front of the DeNaults, who'd had fast lap for the class, at 1:45:59.5, to move up into sec-ond place. Marking was still third, 32 seconds further back, followed by Tom Burm, in a Raceco, who hadn't made up his mind to race this event until the Thursday before it. Burns, having a trouble free day, moved into the lead on the third lap, while Fortin lost his rear brakes when a shock broke and took out the lines, and he fell to second, 6.4 seconds be-hind the leader. The DeNaults were third, having made a driver change, and Spina, who'd hit a stopped truck and been stuck under it, also made a driver change, putting Keith Under-wood into the car, and moving back up to fourth place. Mark-ing's co-driver, Tom Schilling, took over the driving, and was now fifth, about 40 seconds later. The biggest problem Burns had was that when his fuel cell was nearly empty the back of the car would be light, and then the suspension was too stiff, and it was hard on him. But he persevered. and brought the car to the finish line for his first HORA win. Fortin, who'd actu-ally finished first, was second, only a minute and 53 seconds Dusty Times

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Doug Fortin Jr. led Class 1-2-1600 midway in the fray, but the Chenowth then lost its rear brakes and some gears, but he was close in second place. Mike and Morley Williams were close also in the Class 1-2-1600 MECO, Tom and Bob DeNault got the Chenowth home fourth in Class 1-2-1600 but the loss of power steering put them five minutes back, third at the and they successfully defended their class points title with this good flag. finish and are planning on running Class 10 in '91. later, finishing with only sec-ond and fourth gear, and 3/4 throttle. Mike Williams, who'd had to get back into his car after it lost power steering while his dad, Morley, was driving and tore up his hands, came in third, three and a half minutes later. The DeNaults were fourth, one minute and a half back, and Spina and Underwood, who'd rolled on the last lap also, fin-ished fifth, three minutes be-hind them. Schilling and Mark-ing were sixth. only a minute and a half later. The 7 4X4 trucks were led by Darren and Doug York, in a Ford, at the end of the first lap, as Dave Simon, also Ford, lost rear end seals, and ran second about a minute and a half back. In third it was Jerry McDonald and Jeff Lewis, in their Chevy, while Mike Lesle was fourth in his Jeep. The Simons moved into the lead on lap two, with just under a minute on Lesle, who'd had a quick lap and moved up, while McDonald and Lewis held third, struggling with more flat tires than they liked. John Swift and Mike Friel, in a Ranger, who'd been stuck in the silt on lap one, were fourth now, as the York's driveline vibrated so bad-ly it broke the transmission, and they stopped for a replacement. Dave Simon got out and put his brother, Paul, in the driver's seat, and he held on to their lead, recording the fast lap for Of the six starters in Class 7, losing entry by the race, Roger Mears was the only finisher, and along with the win and the points title secure, he repaired shocks along the way. the class, at 1:43:13.9, and hav-ing only small problems, like a bent track bar, and one or two flats. McDonald now ran sec-ond, 38 minutes later, followed by Swift and Friel, an hour back, and then the Yorks, back on the road again, but quite late. The Simons, with total down time of only about 30 minutes, took the win, finishing an hour and 25 minutes in front of second place Swift and Friel. McDonald and Lewis, who'd broken an idler arm and had a ballpoint come loose, got to within ten miles of the finish and lost a wheel. They had to straighten the studs before they could reinstall the wheel, but still kept their third place, fol-lowed in by the Yorks, who'd broken a steering box on the last lap, another hour later. Class 7 had only six starters, without Esquerra, and three of them couldn't complete the first lap. Wayne Lee, in a GMC, ran the fast lap for the class, at 1:54.40.1, and took the lead, with 10 minutes on Roger Mears, in his Nissan, who was having serious shock problems. Russ Jones ran third in his Rang-er, but needed over six hours to do one lap, and then never came around again. Mears rebuilt his shocks, replacing the seals, and took the lead on the second lap, as Lee and co-driver Marc Cart-wright, had some problem and lost an hour and a half. From Paul and Dave Simon are steamrolling over the others in Class 7 4x4 and took the lead in the second lap, had few troubles with the Ford Ranger and won the class again. then on Mears was alone on the Whelchel, in a Toyota, and hav-course, but he didn't have it ing lots of flats, in fifth. easy, because it turned out that MacCachren set a steady pace the new seals in his shocks were and held his lead, and now made of a material incompatible Brown and O'Brien were about with the oil in the shocks, and 12 minutes back, still second, they dissolved. He ran all four as Johnson, who'd had a shifter laps. but it wasn't comfortable. problem that got him stuck in Mears got the win, and Lee the sand once, ran third now, 38 and Cartwright, on the basis of seconds later. Valdez lost about their two completed laps, were nine minutes and dropped to second. fourth, while Whelchel who Class 7S was next to start. had six flats in two laps, was still and Rob MacCachren, in his fifth. Jeep Comanche, took the lead MacCachren was having no with just under a minute on Ter-problems, not even flats, and ry Brown and William O'Brien, held his lead, and now Chuck in their Ranger. Willie Valdez Johnson, who took over for was third in a Ranger, and John John, moved into second, about Johnson ran fourth, in still an-39 minutes back as Brown and other Ranger, followed by Jerry C1ntinuehn p111 30 Scott Steinberger was 44 minutes back after three laps in his Mini John Johnson and ChlUCk Johnson had shifter and other problems in the Jerry Whelchel, getting serious about desert racing, and Dan Reynolds Mag, having been stuck in the silt, but he was awarded thee second Ford Ranger, but they carried on in fine style to second place in Class 7S. had a lot of flat tires, but still took third in Class 7S in the Toyota . place honors. ~============================:::; Darren Hardesty and Kreston Pons,who were lucky to hold second place in Class 5-1600, rolled off the pass badly damaging the Bug on Doug West and Gary Cogbill had some minor delays, big trouble just ten Lost in a cloud of silty dust is the Bug of Steve Taylor and Wayne Lacher, the last lap. miles from the finish, but they did nail down third spot in Class 5-1600. surviving c. v. woes and flat tires to come home fourth in Class 5-1600. 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Roy and Wade Prince bounced up and down the leader board in the Don Adams and Larry Olsen ran with the front four in the Jeep Wrangler, Steve Russell and Brian Coats led the second lap in the Class 6 Chevrolet Chenowth, broke shock towers, but finished second in Class 9, just had to weld up the front axle housing, but finished second in Class 3/14. Camara, then lost some shocks, but finished well, second in the class. five minutes out. ----------------------0' Brien lost about four hours fourth place. Billy Bunch and said that the "truck is so solid. chren." In third it was Whelchel and fell way back. Whelchel's John Kearney, in a Ranger, were I don't even hear those funny and Reynolds, followed in by co-driver, Dan Reynolds, was sixth. noises on the last lap." He got Valdez, and then, only eight now third, and Jack Johnson, MacCachren, whose lap times the win, finishing 37 minutes in seconds later. David Lillie and in Spencer Low's Nissan truck, were all within two minutes and front of second place Johnson Nick Frank, in a Ranger, who'd ran the fast lap for the class, 20 seconds of each other, held and Johnson, who said they'd moved steadily up all day, to 1: 5 3: 0 5. 5, and moved in to steady through lap four. He later had "only one problem - MacCa-take fifth. Rob MacCachren is rolling toward another Class 7S title, but the points are tight. He won the Gold Coast in the Jeep Comanche by a whopping 37 minutes and was 25th overall. Frank and Steve Bristing went farther in quicker time than any other Mini Mag, and they won the class with three laps done in 8: 13, surviving a collision with a mini truck. The Mini Mags did not have a good day at Jean, and started the day by losing two of their num-ber on the first lap. Bud Harris took the lead, with the class fast lap, 1 :54: 16.8, about eight minutes in front of Charlie Townsley and James Harris, who were second. In third it was Kirk McDaniel and Rory Chenowth. about 20 minutes later. and Scott Steinberger ran fourth. Harris went end over end on the second lap, and was out for the day, as Townsley and Harris took over the lead, now 42 minutes ahead of McDaniel and Chenowth. Frank and Steve Bristing were now third, after having to replace a corner that was damaged in a contretemps with a mini truck, and Stein-berger was fourth. Townsley and Harris plugged up their air cleaner and dam-aged their motor, and couldn't do the third lap, and that put the Bristings in the lead, fol-we would Like to congratulate $NORE Battle At P,imm Tony Murray 1st Plaee Class I Other Notables: Cody Jeffers -~'d Plaee Class 10 Cassandra Burns -~'d Plaee unlimited sponsman Desirae Jones -11th Plaee J.lmlted Sponsman Kurt Davidson Jr., Jeff Johnsen, and <Beans> Davidson • Top Ill Flnlshe,s Class g l.e~ Us t:e~ YOU TO The Winner's Circlet Call Jeff or Johnny 818-998-2739 9763VARIELAVENUE, CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 Page 30 Aprll 2013 Randy Jo11es/ Johnny Burns ,st Plaee Class 12 Jacob Davidson ,st Plaee Class g Dusty Times

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Defending points champs Rich Richardson and Doug Perrault had Class 9 Saul Zambrano went farther, thru Check 8, on his third lap in his Class 11 Tom Martin and Tevon Murachanian had a good run In the O.R.E, but fast lap before breaking a torsion bar, but they came back to finish third. Beetle, but since only complete laps are scored Saul ended up second. lost the power steering pump which dropped them to rlfth in Class 1/2. lowed by Steinberger, about Steve Taylor, who'd been stuck Hardesty, struggling_ to pass an-three or four flats, were fifth, and Robert Hall, in a Dodge, an hour and 40 minutes back. in the silt. other 5-1600, rolled off the side about nine minutes later. It was ran fourth, 50 minutes later. But neither of them could get Ramsay got out and his co-of McCullough pass, and badly uncharacteristic of this class to LeDuc, and co-driver Madelene through the fourth lap, both driver, Rich Fersch, took over, damaged the body of his ear. His be so widely separated at the Leste, lost about two hours on ending up stuck in the silt some-and he held on to the lead, with front end then seized, making finish, but perhaps it was to be the third lap, but continued to where near Check 6, while the only four and a half minutes the car very hard to drive, but he expected on so tough and dusty lead, because Ashley was busy clock ticked relentlessly on and on Darren Hardesty, who'd made it to the finish line second, a course. replacing his transmission. He their time ran out. The Bristings replaced Pons. In third it Has 38 minutes after the winners. In Class 3 Dave AShley start-stayed firm in second place as were given the win, and Stein-Wayne Lacher, who'd replaced Cogbill, who'd been 10 miles ed the day in front, his Bronco Larry Olsen, Adams' co-driver, berger was ptonounced second. Taylor, and he was found to have from the finish when the car four minutes in front of Curt had to weld up a front axle hous-N ext to start were the a torn c.v. at his end of lap pit. quit again, fiddled with it, do-LeDuc in a Jeep Cherokee. In ing, and ran third still, about 5-1600s, and Jack Ramsay had West's co-driver, Gary Cogbill, ing one thing after another, and third it was Don Adams, in his 10 minutes later. Rich Severson the lead at the end of the first was now fourth, less than two then, after about 40 minutes it Jeep, and then Rick Sieman and and Jim Huff, in a Jeep CJ7, lap, and had recorded the fast minutes later, and Rick Pew and started. He had no idea why, but Lee LaGorio ran fourth in their were fourth now, an hour and a lap for the class, at 1: 59: 08.6. Allen B.owen, who'd lost their was pleased to get a third place Bronco. half later. Kreston Pons, who'd smacked second gear on lap two, were finish, 54 minutes after second LeDuc recorded a very quick Lap four was a tough one, into another 5-1600 that'd been fifth 18 minutes later. place. Taylor and Lacher, with 1:39:15, fast lap for this group, and Ashley lost his brakes, and stopped by a stuck truck, ran sec-Fersch, who'd done nothing a flat. and fuel pump trouble, and moved into the lead on the the fro.nt end collapsed when a ond, almost three minutes later, more than add a quart of oil and finished six minutes later in second lap, with Ashley second, spring strut broke, but he kept with his front end crunched. In fuel to his car, maintained his fourth, and Fishback and Mario 10 minutes behind him. Adams moving forward, and surprised third it was Doug West, who'd pace, and took the win, while Panagiotopolous, who'd had was still third, and now Jon Continuedonpage32 had some throttle and shifter problems, about seven minutes later, and then Dave Anckner, trying a pumper helmet for the first time, ran fourth. George Fishback was fifth, five seconds later. Ramsay ran his second lap only eight seconds slower than his first, and those were the only two under two hour laps for the class, and he held on to the lead. He now had eight minutes and nine seconds on West, whose car had inexplicably stopped, and then, just as inexplicably, had started up again. In third it was now Joseph and Steve Grier, but as they pulled into their pit it was discovered that a rear trail-ing arm was broken. Fishback was now fourth, followed by I' It looks fine here, and Dave Ashley won Class 3 again in the Ford Bronco, but he had to replace the trans en route, and finished with a battered, body and suspension, rig, the winn_er. Maybe it was one too many course marking trips, but Ray Potter's HORA Nissan tossed a wheel and drum on Jean Dry Lake en route to a checkpoint, but he was rescued. Radios are wonderful things. Richard Lind and Frank Golden had some unscheduled stops along Michael Schuringa and Jeff Bonnet got their Class 8 Chevrolet around the route, but they kept moving well enough to finish the race fifth in Rick Romans ran right with the leaders for three laps in the Class 10 in good shape despite some bad gas fumes, and finished fourth in class. Class 10. Raceco, but dropped to fourth at the finish, losing 25 minutes on lap 4. Mike Spina and Keith Underwood got stuck under a stuck truck early Marty Hart, a convert from quad racing, was up front until breaking Steve Kelley and Ben Metcalf, who had Class 4 fast lap, dropped to third in the contest, but they got healed and finished fifth in l-2-l600s in the two trailing arms, and the wait for parts put him home third in Class 5. at the finish after changing a steering box. They led midway in the race. Mirage. Dusty Times April 2013 Page 31 -

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Wayne Lee and Marc Cartwright got in three laps in Class 7, had some John Swift and Mike Friel started out strong in Class 7 4x4, but time Willie Valdez and Gil Divine had a variety of troubles with the Ford, but woes with the GMC Sonoma, good for second place in class. spent stuck in the silt dropped over an hour and the Ford to second place. they kept fixing and rolling and the Ranger was fourth in Class 7S. himself by getting the win. 01- a Bronco, only a minute and two minutes back, and Sid Spra-sen and Adams, having to re- six seconds behind him. Steve dling, in for Schwacofer, was weld that axle housing, finished Russell, in a Chevy Camaro, was still fourth, 27 minutes later. second, 33 minutes later. LeDuc third, another seven seconds Ashcraft and Mason moved and Lesle lost their motor, and back, and Larry Schwacofer, in into the lead on the third lap. couldn't get lap four done, nor the '57 Chevy, ran fourth, 20 with just under two minutes could anyone else. minutes later. on Coats, who lost some rear In Class 6, the next group to Brian Coats, Russell's co- shocks. Douglas was gone when take the green flag, Scott Doug- driver, moved into the lead on his motor blew, and now Spra-las ran the fast lap for the class, the second lap, with 16 minutes dling moved into third, followed at 2:04:58. 7, and went into the on second place Ashcraft and by John De Vito and Brett Wade, lead right away, in his Jeep Cher-Mason, who'd had an alterna-in their Blazer. okee. In second, it was Danny tor problem. Douglas was third, Ashcraft and Mason. who JI.shcraft and Dave Mason, in his engine ailing, almost exactly had only one flat all day, got their first win, finishing about 45 minutes in front of Russell, who did the last 'lap, and had some serious power steering trouble. Schwacofer, also in for the last lap, stopped to help another racer put out a fire, and couldn't get his car restarted for an hour, but managed to save his third place. DeVito and Wade were fourth, only five and a half minutes later. All in all, it was the best race Class 6 has had this year. The Class 9 cars were the next group to head out into the desert, and at the end of their first lap four. of the 16 were missing, and Shane Reed, in a LaPlant. had the lead. He was a half minute ahead of Rich Richardson, ln a Jimco, who was three and a half minutes up on Helen and Patrick Henesy, in their Raceco, who were third. In fourth it was Billy and David Kern, in an ORBS, less than a minute back, and Roy Prince was fifth, 19 seconds later, in a Chenowth. Richardson had class fast lap next time around, at 2;05: 15.8, and moved into the lead, with just under two minutes on Reed. In third it was now Prince, 13 minutes later, followed by the Henesys, and then the Kerns. Reed got out and put his co-driver, Paul Huffman, into the car, and he bounced into the lead as Richardson's co-driver. Doug Perntult, broke a torsion Danny Ashcraft and Dave Mason had their best day ever In the Ford Bronco II. They took the lead in Class 6 on the third lap and recorded their first class victory in this sedan/utility group. Shane Reed/Paul Huffman led the first lap, fell back a bit, got the lead back on the third lap, some of the competition faded on lap 4, and they finished on three wheels, but won Class 9. bar, and lost over an hour. Wade Prince, now in for Roy, was sec-ond, about 34 minutes later, and the Kerns were third, followed by the Henesys, three minutes behind them, and Ray McClain and Andy Kisner, in fifth. But the Kerns, the Henesys, and Mc-Clain and Kisner were all unable to get through their fourth laps. Huffman and J\eed had some trouble seeing at sunset, but continued to run well, until about mile 54, where their left spindle broke. Huffman took the dragging wheel and tire off altogether, so it would be easier to drive, and headed for the fin-ish. He made it in with a scant cushion, only five minutes in front of the Princes, who fin-ished second, their front shock towers rebuilt with welded-on eyebolts. Richardson and Per-rault managed to come back up to third, finishing an hour later, with Robert MacDonald and Brian George, in a Larry Hayes Chassis, finishing fourth, 34 minutes later. Craig White and Dave Kribell, who'd broken a torsion bar on the first lap, finished fifth, just three minutes later. No one else made four laps. Travis Howard and Brian Kelley covered two laps just 43 seconds faster than second place, as none of the Class 11 cars were able to finish lap 3. Howard lost his engine at Check 2. The last group to start, the Class 11 folks, were required to do only three laps. One team, Chris and Steven Woodward, failed to get around the first lap, but Howard Anderson, in Saul Zambrano's Cheap Thrills car, had the fast lap, at 2:40:14.5, and the lead. Travis Howard and Brian Kelley were only 19 minutes behind them at the end of the lap after having had Page 32 _April 2013 Dusty Times

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a flat tire. Richard Pre-He went to the Competi-her and Steve Ryan, who tion Review Board meet-were heard on the radio ing that evening, trying searching for a steering to persuade someone that box at about noon, were it would be more fair to a distant third, using up score the Class 1 ls (and seven hours and 19 min-the Mini Mags, perhaps) utes to do their first lap. on a checkpoint to check-They never completed a point basis, rather than on second. completed laps, so that the Zambrano finished his one that got the greater second lap in front of distance would be a legiti-Howard, but his pit was mate winner, in the eyes of before the check point, his sponsors and support-and he pulled in for fuel. ers. But the CRB, though Howard went by, and ~ ~-<t-~,,,,.c,,r~H.i; sympathetic, felt that the through the check. Zam-The Mini Mags almost seem too fragile for southern Nevada's desert, MarioPanagiotopolous, remarkablyrecoveredfromhisMarchaccident, problem did not fall with-brano went through the and usual winner Charlie Townsley led midway, but only covered two and George Fishback, started and finished fifth in the Class 5-1600 in their jurisdiction. check just 43 seconds be-_of_4_la,__ps_._-,----.,.----~--~---------~co_n_te_s_t.____________________ So the 1990 Gold Coast hind Howard, and out onto the patched it, went a few miles and erything mended he got to the when he was 43 seconds behind 300, the HDRA's final race for third lap in front, because How-lost a c.v. Then he borrowed a finish about an hour over his Howard. So Howard got the the year, passed into the record ard had pulled into his to fuel. trailing arm from Woodward, allotted time, and so, in spite win, breaking Zambrano's great books. Danny Cau and his crew Howard was reported out installed it, went a short dis-of his heroic efforts, his time string of victories this year. can rest on their laurels for near Check two on his third tance, and broke that c.v. All reverted back to when he went But in Saul's heart he knows about a week, and then it'll be lap, but Zambra kept moving. of this was happening after through the start/finish check he did what he planned to do time to start getting things orga-He broke a rear trailing arm, Check 8. By the time he got ev-at the end of his second lap, -he got to the finish line first. nized for the 1991 series. HORA Rich Severson and a host of buddies from Gilbert, AZ, had a series of ., various mishaps on course, but they earned fourth in Class 3 in the Larry Schwacofer and Sid Spradling are about to retire the '57 Chevy, Curt LeDuc got fast Class 3 lap in the Madelene Leste Jeep Cherokee, Jeep CJ 7. but it still got through the four rough laps to finish third in Class 6. but later lost the engine, while contending the fourth lap and was third. P. T. Barnum once said: 66Wi1hou1 Proinoiion someihina 1errible happens: / I ··-If 1ha1 is your si1ua1ion lei Dusiy Times help you , promoie your business. For iO years we hawe been 1he woice· of 1he Off Road Racina communiiy~ You adwer1isemen1 in Dusiy Times will pu1 your produc1 in fron1 of many people. Some will need-your produc1, some will no1. Aren'1 you ;us1 anxious 10 know who really needs you1 Call us for furiher informaiion. 818-882-0004 Dusty Times April 2013 Page 33

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"We recognized attorney who works are excited to see the great work exclusively fot four-wheel-drive that these clubs will do to help enthusiasts to protect access and improve and conserve access to prevent road and trail closures. these trails." For more information on the "For the past eight years, UFWDA log on to www.ufwda. UFWDA has been honored to org, or call 1-800-44-UFWDA be a partner in the Outstand-(800-448-3932). ing Trails program," said Jim About Tread Lightly! Tread Mazzola, President of UFWDA. Lightly! is a national nonprofit "The more than 30 grants pro-organization with a mission to vided by BFGoodrich as part of promote responsible recreation the Outstanding Trails program through ethics education and have made a tremendous impact stewardship programs. Tread helping preserve some of the Lightly!'s award-winning educa-most beautiful off-road trails tional message, along with its available." training and restoration initia-About the Outstanding Trails tives are strategically designed to Program The BFGoodrich Tires instill an ethic of responsibility Outstanding Trails program in outdoor enthusiasts and the was established in 2006 to raise industries that serve them. The awareness for responsible use program is long-term in scope and preservation of off-road with a goal to balance the needs trails while providing support in of the people who enjoy outdoor the trails' conservation efforts. recreation with our need to Through 2013, the Outstanding maintain a healthy environment. Trails program has recognized Tread Lightly! offers unique over 30 off-road trails and clubs programs and services to help across Nonh America. The pro-remedy current recreation is-gram has provided more than sues. Individuals and businesses $115,000+ in grants in support can commit to Tread Lightly! of the various trails conservation and protect outdoor access by efforts. becoming a member at www. Both Tread Lightly! and UF- Page 34 Bluerlbbon coalltlon, Inc. Recreation Enthusiasts Ap-plaud Rico West Dolores Decisions DENVER, CO (March 25, 2013) - Multiple use trail users praised a federal court decision rejecting an effort by anti-access preservationists to close 14 southwestern Colorado trails to motorcycle use. The deci-sion was issued Friday, March 22, by Chief U.S. District Judge Marcia Krieger in a lawsuit brought in early 2012 by the Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, Colorado Chapter against the U.S. Forest Service. The trails in dispute were prized single track like the Calico Trail which have been treasured routes for decades to a broad spectrum of users, including motorcycle rid-ers. The trails are found in what is known as the Rico West Dolo-res area of the San Juan National Forest. A number of other interests weighed in during ,the suit. Sup-porting the agency as defendant-intervenors were the Telluride and Durango based Public Access Pres-ervation Association and the San Juan Trail Riders, along with the Colorado Off Highway Vehicle Coalition, the Trails Preservation Alliance and the BlueRibbon Coali-tion ("Recreation Groups"). "We are pleased by not only the outcome but the Court's solid legal analysis and common sense," stated Paul T urcke, counsel for the Recre-ation Groups. "The Court properly understood that the" plaintiff here was aggressively trying to use a Forest Service decision eliminating cross-country motorized travel as a weapon to impose a narrow preser-vationist view on the much broader sp.egtrum, 0£ users who eojoy these. trails," T urcke observed. Others supported the plaintiff by filing "friend of the court" briefs, in-cluding San Juan Citizens Alliance, and a group including the Town of Rico and Dunton Hot Springs, LLC represented by the resort's lawyer. Dunton's filings complained about continuing motorcycle use, while boasting of continuing recognition as a top 10 worldwide "wilderness" resort by authorities like Conde Nast. The plaintiff sought a prelimi-nary injunction in the early stages of the case, contending that irrepa-rable harm would occur to wildlife and other resources in the vicinity of the trails: Their motion asked the Court to immediately close the trails upon snowmelt in early June, 2012. The Court was unpersuaded by these claims, and -in a May, 2012 telephonic hearing - com-bined the preliminary injunction motion with the merits, directed the parties to fully brief the case, and ultimately rendered its decision without further argument. Gary Wilkinson with the San Juan Trail Riders said; "Perhaps this decision will allow trail users to work more closely together as an alternative to litigation. These trails have been enjoyed by motorized and non-motorized enthusiasts for decades, and hunting should not be the excuse to drive a wedge between Colorado's trail users. Both hunters and trail users need to unite against radical critics and work together for Aprll 2013 active and effective management," Wilkinson concluded. Snowmobilers Disappointed By Court Ruling BOISE, ID (April 2, 2013)-Snow-mobile advocates today responded to a recent decision in United States District Court for the Dis-trict of Idaho, which directs the U.S. Forest Service to promulgate new motorized travel management regulations. The decision was released on March 29, 2013, and declared unlawful the agency's 2005 Travel Management Rule for violating "plain language" in a forty-year old Executive Order and allow-ing it to be "discretionary" whether the Forest Service designates "areas of use or non-use" by snowmobiles. The 2005 Rule was years and mil-lions of dollars in the making. While it is typical to conduct further proceedings to determine a proper remedy in an environmen-tal case like this, the court's deci-sion simply announces a new rule must be issued within 180 days. The parties to the case, includ-ing snowmobile advocates Idaho State Snowmobile Association, American Council of Snowmobile Associations, and BlueRibbon Coalition, are still interpreting the court's ruling. "This is either a tectonic shift or much ado about nothing," stated Sandra Mitchell. "Forest Service rules and maps have for decades regulated not only areas of 'use and non-use' but details to the gnat's eyelash regarding winter use of specific roads and trails for motorized and non-motorized us-ers. If it does anything, this deci-sion will create unnecessary contro-versy and further sap the planning budget of an agency already fearful of being raided in the name of fiscal reform," added Sandra. Leadership Key Tenet At Red-ding OHMVR Commission Meeting REDDING, CA (March 25, 2013) - Leadership and collabora-tion emerged as key tenets in a meeting of a California commis-sion that addresses OHV recreation in public lands. The Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Commis-sion (OHMVR) toured the BLM's Chappie-Shasta OHV area on March 22 and held a formal public hearing in Redding on March 23. The OHMVR Commission and Di-vision are part of the California De-partment of Parks and Recreation. The new California State Park Director, General Anthony Jack-son, attended both the tour and hearing. General Jackson set the tone for the event by stating that you cannot lead when you are sit-ting behind a desk. Three newly appointed OHMVR commission-ers were also in attendance. Local land managers, user groups, city government, and other stakeholders attended the meetings. During the field tour, partici-pants were able to see the incredible job the BLM has done in providing a world-class OHV area that offers high-quality motorized trail experi-ences, preservation of historic land-marks, and conservation of natural resources. Many OHV-related project and issues were addressed during the formal hearing. Several of the top-ics covered include the potential for California to opt-out of the Na-tional Recreational Trails Program, an effort to re-launch the California Statewide Motorized Trail System, and support for a zero-emissions urban OHV park near San Jose. Don Amador, Western Rep-resentative for the BlueRibbon Coalition, states, "I think the tour of the Chappie-Shasta OHV Area provided the attendees an excel-lent example of how the California OHV Program works with its feder-al partners to provide environmen-tally-sound motorized recreational opportunity." "I think having General Jack-son attend both the field tour and hearing showed his commitment to lead from the front instead of sitting behind a desk. There is a new tone in Sacramento at Cali-fornia State Parks and that is just as refreshing as the cool mountain air that flowed down on the tour from nearby snow-capped peaks," Amador concludes. CA OHV Program CA State Parks Strategic Ac-tion Plan ca_state_parks_strplan030813 , Chappie-Shasta OHV Area fo/ redding/ recreationmain/ reddin-grecreationohvmain.html ### The BlueRibbon Coalition is a national recreation group that champions responsible recreation, and encourages individual environ-mental stewardship. 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Rally America National Championship Resumes At Oregon Trail Rally After Season Break Photos: Aaron Kathman Williston, VT (April 1st, 2013) -After two wintery Rally America National Champion-ship rounds 70 national and regional rally teams -the largest entry list this year - are ready for warmer temperatures and the fast sweeping stage roads of the Oregon Trail Rally, the third round of the Championship on May 3-5th in Portland, OR. The Championship has al-ready seen early overall stand-ings lead changes and the emer-gence of new Super Production and Two-Wheel Drive category leaders at the first two events. Now the Oregon Trail Rally will play a pivotal role as teams attempt to solidify their posi-tions or close the gap to the current points leaders. Defending Rally Ameri-ca Champions, Subaru Rally Team USA's David Higgins and Craig Drew, are back in famil-iar territory leading the Na-tional standings following their second round Rally in the 100 Acre Wood win last February. The Oregon Trail Rally comes at a good time for Higgins and Drew who have won Oregon by at least three minutes the last few years giving them a psychological edge over their opponents. Right behind Higgins is Canadians Antoine L'Estage and Nathalie Richard from the Rockstar Energy Drink Rally Team. L'Estage and Richard began the season with a strong Sno*Drift Rally win, but -lost the lead by not finishing the second round. The team is cur-rently in the best position to re-take the points lead if Higgins does not perform well at the Oregon Trail Rally. The Rock-star duo has never won the Oregon event and would love a win here to add even more pres-sure on the Subaru team. Notably an all-out-attack is expected from Gymkhana viral video star and Hoonigan Rac-ing' s Ken Block as he seeks to reestablish his Rally America ti tie hopes. Block is a con-stant pressure to the other top contenders with his longtime co-driver, Alex Gelsomino, but the team experienced mechani-cal failures at the first events of the season that knocked them backwards in the standings. A good Oregon Trail Rally result will ensure that Block reinserts his name at the top. In an unexpected move, Su-per Production (SP) Class lead-er Evan Cline from Brighton, MI is continuing his dream sea-son at the Oregon Trail Rally. Cline was last year's SP Class runners up and was not expect-ed to return to Rally America competition. However, Cline made an appearance at Janu-ary's Sno*Drift Rally and took first in Super Production. He followed up his first SP podium with a second place SP finish at Dusty Times Andrew Comrie-Picard and Jeremy Wimpey at 2012 Oregon Trail Rally. the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood and now finds himself leading the SP standings by 14 points over fellow Michigan native, Mason Moyle. However, the 2013 Ore-gon Trail Rally SP Class field has been made deeper with a number of Pacific Northwest teams entering the fray who have had success in the SP na-tional ranks. Bend, OR's Byron Garth, has placed well in his local events and nearly made the podium at the 2012 Olym-pus Rally, and David Hender-son from Hood River, OR has taken2nd place in class at last year's Oregon event. The Oregon Trail Rally comes at the right time for Scion Racing Rally xD's An-drew Comrie-Picard who leads the Two-Wheel Drive (2WD) national category. Comrie-Picard took Scion to their first podium finish at Oregon in 2011 and another Oregon win will add a points cushion over Ford Fiesta R2 driver and 2012 Rally America Rookie of the year, Edward McNelly. McNelly is a Tim O'Neil Rally School trained driver who has quietly finished on-the podium each time this year. Any slip-up from Comrie-Picard and McNelly can easily move into the 2WD top spot. In the B-Spec Champion-ship Honda Performance De-velopment's James Robinson currently leads in points over rookie Edward Stiefvater. A victory at Oregon will extend Robinson's win streak to three consecutive events and can po-sition the longtime rally driv-er comfortably in the B-Spec standings near the season's midpoint. The Oregon Trail Rally is Rally America's only three-day event and will begin with a lunch hour driver meet & greet at the Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland, OR on Thursday, May 2 at 11:00am PT. The first competition day takes place on the tarmac and gravel roads of Portland In-ternational Raceway. It is the most spectator friendly evening of racing with multiple view-ing locations amidst a festival atmosphere. Gate's open at 5:00pm, tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12, and kids under 6 with an adult are free. For Saturday and Sunday the Oregon Trail Rally moves to Hood River where fans can continue to watch the rally event in its natural gravel stage road environment. Specta-tor viewing areas, directions and schedule will be available via an online spectator guide soon. Be sure to check www. for more information. Rally America is proudly supported by Subaru of Amer-ica, Ford Racing, VP Racing Fuels, Honda Development Research, GrimmSpeed, Exedy Racing Clutches and Teleblend. About Rally America: Based in Williston, VT, Rally Amer-ica, Inc. sanctions the Rally America National Champion-ship which consists of seven national-level events located at a variety of venues across the country, from Portland, Oregon to Newry, Maine. Top competitors can reach speeds of well over 100 mph in modi-fied street cars such as Mitsubi-shi Evolutions, Subaru WRX STI's, Ford Fiestas and Scion xD's on natural-terrain courses consisting of gravel, dirt, ice or snow. For more informa-tion regarding Rally America's National Championship or the sport of performance rally, visit April 2013 Current Super Production Class leaders Evan Cline and Jake Blattner. more Trail Notes ... fromPage7 closely at the factors that make a brand a good choice for multi-unit ownership. Interstate All Battery Center is an example from the study illustrating a proven track record for growing and supporting successful multi-unit owners. The Franchise Business Review report and list of Top 50 Multi-Unit Franchises are available at www.franchisebusinessreview. com. For more information on franchise opportunities with Interstate All Battery Center, visit franchising. WORLD RALL y CHAMPION SEBASTIEN LOEB OF FRANCE ENTERS PIKES PEAK INTERNATIONAL HILL CLIMB - As Peugeot Returns to America's Mountain For The First Time Since 1989 The French Star Will Go Against Speed Record-Setter Rhys Millen in Unlimited Division. One of the world's most decorated auto racing stars is coming to Pikes Peak this summer. Nine-time WRC World Rally Championship winner ~ebastien Loeb of France has entered the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, adding more international luster to the nation's second-oldest motor sports event behind the Indy 500 and helping to make the field the best in the race's storied history. The 91st running of the race will be held on Sunday, June 30 with the help and support of title sponsors Discount Tires, Hankook Tire USA and TCI Tire Centers. Loeb will be behind the wheel of a Peugeot 208 T16 which is being built for the Race to the Clouds, and details of the high-powered auto will be released later this month. He'll be entered in the powerful Unlimited division. His entry in the 12-driver Unlimited division means that he will up against the legendary Rhys Millen, who established the all-time speed record on the Peak last year with a clocking of 9:46.164 in the Time Attack division. Millen has moved to the Unlimited field this year in a new purpose-built Hyundai PM580T. Peugeot's entry marks its first attempt on Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, since back-to-back triumphs in its 405 T16 model in 1988 and 1989 by Ari Vatanen and Robby Unser in the Open Rally division, which now is the Unlimited division. Driving for Citroen's World Rally Team, Loeb won every World Rally Championship from 2004-2012 and is running in second place in this year's series. He's being loaned to Peugeot for Pikes Peak in an attempt to win the famed race, which began in 1916. Loeb finished second in the 2006 24 Hours of Le Mans, and was named the French Sportsman of the Year in 2007 and 2009. Last summer, he won the Gold medal in Rally Car Racing at the X Games in Los Angeles in addition to his lengthy list of triumphs. He's won the Monte Carlo rally in seven of the last eight outings, too. "Pikes Peak is a one-off outing which has the potential to generate extensive media coverage and which meets the constraints of the current context." said Peugeot CEO Maxime Picat. "It is a legendary race that has inspired all the Brand's teams who have mobilized behind the project which targets outright victory. It is also a tough, exceptional challenge which leaves no room for error. In other words, it's exactly the sort of challenge that Peugeot adores." Peugeot has maximized its chances of winning by enlisting the support of some of the biggest and best partners for the project, including Total, Red Bull, Michelin as well as nine-time World Rally champion Loeb. "Our objective is to win," continued Picat, "so we needed to stack up as many cards as possible in our favor by joining forces with the very best partners for this unique project. Indeed, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Citroen for this one-off 'loan' of its exceptional champion. Citroen's support is emblematic of the cohesion that reigns within the PSA Peugeot Citroen group." PPIHC Tickets Available Now - Fans of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb can purchase tickets now for the June 30, 2013 race and assure themselves a spot on the Peak for what promises to be the best in the event's long and storied history. General admission seats are priced at $40.00 each, and the popular Family Four-Pack is priced at $135.00 when purchased in advance. Tickets may be purchased on the PPIHC official website: Camping permits, sold on a first-come, first-served basis, are available at $100.00 each. (Note, PPIHC policy for the Family Four-Pack mandates that all four people must be in one vehicle on race day and each occupant in a vehicle with a camping permit must also have a race ticket.) Race tickets are required for anyone 10 years of age and older. Fan Fest, Friday, June 28 (5:00-10:00 p.m.) Fan Fest is the annual pre-race celebration held in· downtown Colorado Springs (Tejon St. between Colorado Ave. & Bijou St.) promoting the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. More than 30,000 fans are expected to attend. This event is FREE and typically features a large Budweiser beer garden, live bands, chili cook-off for the fans. C1ntinu1d 1n page 36 Page 35 -

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-more Trail Notes ... fromPage35 Downtown business owners Sam and Kathy Guadagnoli will present the Red Bull Jumpers and Skydivers. Top race qualifiers will display their vehicles (cars, quads, motorcycles, etc.), give driver demos and be present for autograph sessions. In addition, the PPIHC mobile museum will be on-site and exclusive PPIHC merchandise will be available for purchase. Tickets to the 91st running will also be on sale. SPECTACULAR SEASON O PENER AT FIREBIRD RACEWAY -The winter offseason is over, the t!me for new vehicle constr~ctio~ and testing is done, and the anxiousness of wondering what the new season will brmg has now come to a head. That's right, it's time to go racing! The 2013 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, presented by GEICO, is officially underway, getting things started once again at Firebird International Raceway here in the south Phoenix suburb of Chandler, AZ. Temperatures were up into the nineties today, but the determined Arizona fans found their way to the stands in droves anyway, welcoming their favorite drivers to the season opener, and they didn't go home disappointed. Short course off-road's best put on a great show, and with lots of new names and new vehicles on the track, the status quo has definitely been shaken up. To find out what you missed, or to re-live the afternoon's events, read on to get a recap of the action. Pro 4 Unlimited-Following Opening Ceremonies, the first race on the full-length track was Pro 4 Unlimited. Defending Champion Kyle LeDuc drew a rare zero-position inversion after qualifying on the pole, and thus would begin his title defense from the inside of the front row. LeDuc battled his #99 Monster Energy/Toyo Tires Ford past the #17 Lucas OiV General Tire Nissan on the opening lap to take the early lead, with Renezeder slotting in second, Eric Barron third in the #32 LAT Racing Oils/Rancho Performance Drivetrain Toyota, Greg Adler fourth in the #10 ProComp/4 Wheel Parts Ford, and Josh Merrell fifth in the #22 MavTV /Hart and Huntington Ford. This race was the first race in series history to be run without a Competition Yellow, which meant that barring any on-track incidents, drivers would face more of an endurance test, without the chance to re-group and rest their vehicles for a lap at the halfway point in the race. Whether this would cause any reliability issues, especially in these ultra-sensitive Pro 4 Unlimiteds, remained to be seen. However, this would also give purist racing fans (as well as drivers and crews) the chance to truly see where each driver's pace was, and would also give drivers more time to employ strategy·over the length of the race. LeDuc opened up a handful of seconds' lead over Renezeder in the early going, with Barron, Adler, and Merrell each dropping back a bit further back as the field began to stretch out. Through the first several laps, that running order remained the same, until Merrell became the first frontrunner to lose some pace, allowing local Chandler driver Corry Weller to move by and up to fifth in her #18 Optima Batteries/ Tilted Kilt Ford on lap seven. The field then seemed to settle in to a rhythm, with gaps roughly holding over the course of several laps. As the race got into its latter stages, reliability did indeed begin to come into play. Adler was the first victim, as he gradually slowed, with Weller then going by and into fourth on lap 17. On the next lap, the race leader LeDuc was the next to hit trouble, as an electrical issue slowed his pace substantially, and Renezeder zipped by and into the lead. LeDuc did his best to keep his pace high, and to keep a hard-charging Barron behind him. With Renezeder picking up the win, LeDuc did manage to hold off Barron for second, just, as the two finished less than a second apart, and around seven seconds behind Renezeder. Adler got back by Weller for fourth on the last lap, and the two were around 40 seconds adrift of Renezeder at the stripe. Pro Buggy Unlimited-An influx of new drivers to the Pro Buggy Unlimited class should help fill the gaps left by the absence of veteran drivers Doug Fortin, Cameron Steele, and Jerry Whelchel this season, and some of these class rookies made good first impressions here this afternoon. Bradley Morris, driving the ex-Steele buggy (which his dad picked up just a week ago), was the early leader in the #24 K&N/Maxxis Alumi Craft, ahead of Larry Job in the #7 Madix Racing Carburetion/Toyo Tires Alumi Craft. Third was reigning class champion Steve Greinke in the #l SC Fuels/ Fox Racing Shox Racer, ahead of the #22 Competitive Metals/MasterCraft Safety Alumi Craft of Geoffrey Cooley and the #65 Mickey Thompson/ Competitive Metals Alumi Craft of Dave Mason. The top five held their positions for the first four laps, with Greinke then really turning up the pressure on Job on lap five. Despite the heat from behind, Job held his own, and the top five continued in-order through the end of lap six, when a crash just before turn four by Eric Fitch brought out a full course caution. When racing resumed, the order was still the same up front, but on lap eight, Greinke got inside of Job in turn three, bumped him, and send him wide and out into the outside wall. Greinke went by and up into second, while Job dropped to fourth as Cooley also went by. On lap eleven, another full course caution came out after Sterling Cling came to a stop at the inside of the track, just before the start/finish line. Racing resumed on lap fourteen, with John Fitzgerald (2012 Limited Buggy Champion and class rookie) battling by Mason from turns three through five to take over fifth spot. Mason passed Fitzgerald back early on the next lap, and when Fitzgerald got into Mason in turn three, he spun himself and dropped to seventh. Up front, the battle for the lead was very close between Morris, Greinke, and Cooley, with Job and Mason just behind in fourth and fifth. This order held up for a couple more laps, with Greinke now really putting the pressure on Morris, before making a somewhat dirty slide inside at turn three to take the lead. Fortunately for Morris, a full course caution came out at the end of'that lap following Keaton Swane's coming to a stop between turns four and five, and because of the "last completed lap" rule, Morris got the lead back. The running order was still the same as it had been as the field returned to green, and on the penultimate lap, Greinke came in hot into turn three, hit Morris' rear, and spun himself out, dropping to sixth as a result. With just over a lap to go, Morris finally had a little breathing room, and sped home to take the win in his first-ever race in the class! Second went to Cooley, who was followed home by Mason in third, Job in fourth, and Fitzgerald in fifth in his #14 BFGoodrich Tires/Simpson Alumi Craft. Pro Lite Unlimited-With a field full of many younger and less-experienced drivers, it shouldn't have been a surprise that the Pro Lite Unlimited race would be a door-banger. However, the battles on track got ugly for everyone, so the real issue seemed to be the sheer number of trucks on track, and today's race showed just what can happen when so many vehicles race in such close quarters, and how much experience can help a driver persevere against even the toughest conditions. Incidents abounded this afternoon, and with only "green flag" laps counting towards the overall lap count, the drivers actually needed 30 trips around the track to get in just 16 race laps! Brian Deegan got the early lead in his #38 Rockstar Energy/Makita Power Tools Ford, and was followed closely by RJ Anderson in the #l Loan Mart/Maxxis Dodge, Noah Fouch in the #52 BFGoodrich Tires/Method Race Wheels Ford, Bradley Morris in the #24 K&N/Kicker Ford, and Sheldon Creed in the #74 A.M. Ortega/Go Rhino! Products Dodge. Jerett Brooks moved his all-new #77 Synergy Electric Racing/Casper's Concrete Busters Nissan up to fifth on lap two, just before a rollover by Trenton Briley brought out the first full course caution of the race. After the restart, Anderson was really pressuring Deegan for the lead, and on lap five, he used the low line at the either/ or section to its best effect, as he moved ahead of Deegan and into first place coming onto the front straight. The following lap brought the second full course caution out, as Max Hunt had a crash up in turn two. On the restart lap, Deegan dove low in turn two and really made the move work, as he moved back ahead of Anderson to re-take the lead. Just behind, Brooks picked off Morris for fourth later on the same lap, but Morris got back by early on the next lap. Up front, Deegan and Anderson were really battling hard, while Morris continued to make ground just behind, as he got by Fouch to sneak up to third spot. Fouch then spun at turn four on lap ten, and a rollover in the same corner by class newbie Wayland Campbell brought out the third full course caution. On the restart lap, Morris was really working on the back of Anderson, and when Anderson started to spin at turn four, Morris didn't hesitate, pouncing immediately and shooting past and into second place. Anderson fell back sixth, now behind Deegan, Morris, Creed, Brooks, and Ryan Beat, but with Brooks dropping back on the next lap, Beat and Anderson moved up to fourth and fifth. On lap sixteen, two laps later, beat slowed at turn two, allowing Anderson and Fouch to move into fourth and fifth. Fouch moved ahead of Anderson on the same lap, while up front, Deegan was really starting to pull clear of the field, his truck still nearly as unblemished as it had been at the start of the race! Behind him, Morris and Creed were now locked in a very close race for second, while another close battle was on between Fouch, Anderson, and Jimmy Stephensen for fourth. Fouch started to spin coming out of turn three, and appeared to be helped around by Anderson, who moved up to fourth just as Stephensen came to a stop just before turn four. This moved Aaron Daugherty up to fifth in the #23 Mickey Thompson/Racin' Dirty Chevrolet, as another full course caution came out to allow crews to clear Stephensen's truck from the track. Meanwhile, Anderson was now obviously running on a left rear flat, which sent him to the hot pits for a replacement. Daugherty moved up to fourth as a result, with Justin Smith now running fifth in his# 19 Oakley/Osiris Shoes Ford. On the restart, Creed was suddenly slow coming out of turn one, and as he did his best to hold a straight and unwavering course down to turn two while trying to allow the field to go by without incident, his chances of getting off the track without incident looked bleak. The section of the field in the heaviest traffic all managed to by cleanly, but as the tail of the field came up behind, Mike Johnson tagged Creed first, before Campbell drilled him just at the entrance to turn two; somehow they both managed to hit him despite a long straightaway worth of time to move over. This brought out full course caution number five, and when racing resumed, it was now Deegan, Morris, Daugherty, Smith, and Kyle Lucas in the top five, as the field began lap number 23. Fouch and Casey Currie moved into fourth and fifth on the next lap, with Currie going up to fourth ahead of a strongly-recovering Briley in fifth on lap 25. Daugherty then rolled in turn three on the next lap, bringing out the sixth and final full course caution of the race, and when racing restarted, it was to be a green-white-checkers finish. The running order was now Deegan, Morris, Currie in the #2 Monster Energy/Magnaflow Nissan, Briley in the # 17 Kai Gard Lubricants truck, and Anderson as the field went back to green, with Anderson then pulling into the hot pits to serve a black flag penalty, presumably for his earlier incident with Fouch. This moved Eric Hunter up to fifth in his # 10 Hunter Racing Enterprises/H&H Grading, Inc. Ford. On the final lap, Briley tried an inside pass on Currie at turn four, but blew it and ran wide up to the outside high line, allowing Currie to sneak back by. Up front, Deegan ran strong all race to pick up the win, followed by Morris in second. Currie took a strong third despite going into the pits to change a flat in the early going. Briley wound up fourth in his Pro Lite Unlimited debut, finishing strong despite an early rollover and a truck that was devoid of all body panels by race's end. Rounding out the top five was Hunter, another class rookie, who put together a strong race despite being one of the only four cylinder trucks in the field. Pro 2 Unlimited-The final race of the afternoon was Pro 2 Unlimited, and the cream of this class definitely rose to the top. A shaky start to the race saw Rob Naughton sidelined early after a crash in turn three, bringing out a full course caution at the end of the first lap. Once racing resumed, it was pole sitter Robby Woods out front in the #99 Lucas Slick Mist/General Tire Chevrolet, followed by Marty Hart in the #15 ReadyLift Off Road Suspension/Maxxis Ford, Jeremy McGrath in the #2 The Water Warden/ Loctite Ford, Rob MacCachren in the #21 Rockstar/ Makita Ford, and Jeff Geiser in the #44 Mickey Thompson Chevrolet. This running order held through the end of lap eight, with Carl Renezeder then moved by Geiser on the outside at turn five to take over fifth spot in the #17 Lucas OiVGeneral Tire Nissan. Just ahead, the race for third between McGrath and MacCachren was really heating up, but was soon overshadowed by a sudden attack by mechanical gremlins on the leading truck of Woods. Woods pulled off the track just past the crest of the General Tire jump out of turn two, handing the lead to Hart. Two laps later, the Competition Yellow was unfurled, and with steam coming from his radiator, Geiser headed for the hot pits under yellow. Geiser was able to re-join the action at the tail end of the field, and as racing resumed, it was now Hart, McGrath, MacCachren, Renezeder, and Rodrigo Ampudia in the #36 Toyo Tires/Papas & Beer Ford in the top five. The "McBattle" continued after the restart, and when Renezeder joined in to make it a three-way fight for second, the three came charging into turn four as one big clump. Renezeder zipped around on the outside and into second, while McGrath and MacCachren collected and both spun in a pure racing incident, costing both drivers several positions; McGrath pulled to the infield shortly afterwards, apparently the victim of more serious damage than outward appearances tnight have indicated. Hart still led up front, with Renezeder now running second and trying to close down a handful of truck lengths worth of gap between himself and another win. These two were well out in front, with Ampudia now third, Greg Adler fourth, and class rookie Drew Britt fifth. Brian Deegan, recovering from an opening lap incident, then moved up to fifth on the next lap, before getting by Britt for fourth on the lap after that (lap 18). Adler and Deegan then collected in turn one, and though neither lost too much ground, it was a hard-charging MacCachren who got by them both after the next corner on lap 19. On the next lap, MacCachren made an awkward pass on Ampudia for third, as he nosed inside at turn two before a massive understeer push sent him straight across the corner, leaving Ampudia and Deegan with no choice but to give way until MacCachren could get pointed in the right direction. Still, the pass stuck, and with only a few laps remaining, MacCachren then closed in on second-placed Renezeder quite quickly. Given one more lap, MacCachren might have gotten by, but as it was, he came up just short, as Renezeder held on to take second. Up front, it was Hart who took home the Round 1 win for the second year in a row, ahead of Renezeder, MacCachren, Deegan in the #38 Rockstar/ Makita Ford, and Ampudia. Junior 2 Kart-In a way that only the drivers of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series can do, the young competitors of Junior 2 Kart got this season's racing action kicked off in an exciting and controversial way. Parker Steele started from pole in his #449 Northland Motorsports/Martori Farms kart, and had the lead at the end of the first lap. Behind Steele, it was Parker Porter in second in the #461 Redline Performance/ Advantage Boats truck, Hayden Cling in the #418 Cling's Manufacturing/ machine, Ryan Carey in the #422 Mother's/ Lawrence Equipment entry, and Broe Dickerson in the #423 Legacy Motorsports/LGE/ CTS Motorsports truck. On lap two, Hailie Deegan and Bryce McDaniel moved up to the Page 36 Aprll 2013 Dusty Times

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fourth and fifth spots, and on lap four, Porter went wide and briefly off at turn two, allowing Cling to slip past and into second position. Up front, Steele continued to lead, and picked up the extra championship point for leading at the Competition Yellow. At this point, it was still Cling in second, Porter in third, Deegan fourth in the #438 Dirt Princess/ 4 Wheel Parts kart, and McDaniel fifth in the #425 We All Ride/Racer X Motorsports machine. After the restart, Dickerson moved back into the top five by passing McDaniel for fifth, while up front, Cling moved into the lead going into turn two on the next lap. At the white flag, it was now Cling, Steele, Porter, Dickerson, and Deegan in the top five, but the big incident was yet to come. On the final lap, Steele tried the low line at the either/ or, and made it very close with Cling and Porter coming onto the home straight. Cling and Porter just managed to nose ahead of Steele, who then got into Porter's back bumper. The two hooked together briefly, causing them both to go around, and sending Steele into a quick roll, all within what appeared to be feet of the finish. From the stands, it looked as though the field rushed past as Porter and Steele came to a stop just shy of the finish, but as officials reviewed the footage, they determined that both drivers actually "crashed" across the line, Porter first, then Steele. In the end, it was Cling who got the win, his first in Lucas Oil Off Road-congratulations Hayden! Porter picked up second place, followed by Steele in third, Dickerson in fourth, and Deegan in fifth. Junior 1 Kart-The series' youngest drivers, the Junior 1 Kart kids, were up next, and it was Blaze Nunley and Ray Rohen who started up front. Rohen took full advantage of his front row start to grab the early lead in his #210 SDHQ Off Road Racing/Hoosier kart, ahead of Justin Wilson in the #256 Legacy Motorsports/Walker Evans Racing machine, Ricky Gutierrez in the #278 G Brothers/McQueen Prototype Design truck, Nunley in the #230 Hoosier entry, and Daely Pentico in the #218 LEX/ Hexis truck. The running order held through the end of lap two, with Nunley then moving up to third on lap three. On lap five, Nunley then came in hot onto the home straight as the split lines came back together, tagging Wilson hard on his left side and briefly upsetting both trucks. Much of the field bunched up as they caught these two, a while Rohen came across the line first to lead at the Competition Yellow, it was now 256 second, Gutierrez third, Nunley fourth, and Pentico fifth as the field rolled up to the restart. After a botched restart, the field did better on its second try, with Gutierrez going inside of Wilson at turn two to move up to second. As Gutierrez went by, Wilson then swung out wide and went off the track, then rolled as he came back onto the track entering turn three. Lying in the middle of the truck, Wilson's truck was a sitting duck, but the field cleared him quickly and cleanly, just like little pros. On lap nine, Gutierrez slowed with a mechanical issue, then came to a stop at turn five. At the white flag, it was Rohen Nunley, Pentico, Bear Nunley, and Kali Kinsman in the top five, with Kinsman swapping positions with Bear Nunley just at the line on the final lap. Up front, Nunley got the win, ahead of Blaze Nunley, Pentico, Kinsman in the #236 P.C.l. Race Radios/ kart, and Bear Nunley in the #215 Hoosier/ P.C.l. Race Radios entry. Modified Kart-The cobwebs of the offseason certainly made themselves apparent in the Modified Kart, as a big field of young drivers fought fiercely throughout the race, resulting in some raised tempers and lost patience here this afternoon. Cole Mamer beat out his fellow front row starter Brock Heger to lead after the first lap, with Heger close behind in second, followed by defending champion Myles Cheek in third, Scotty Steele in fourth, and Jeff Hoffman in fifth. Hoffman moved his #547 Simpson/SDHQ Racing truck up to fourth on lap two, with Cheek getting his #l Metal Mulisha/Oakley kart by Heger at turn one and into second on the following lap. A bit further back, Preston Rohen got inside of Steele at turn one to move into fifth in the #514 Duggins Construction Inc./ Medial entry on lap six, and at the Competition Yellow, it was Mamer in the #535 Simpson/T.l.S.l. Racing entry, Cheek, Heger in the #511 Legacy Motorsports/ DASA kart, Hoffman, and Rohen in the top five. On the restart lap, Mamer hooked a rear wheel in a hole coming out of turn two, upsetting his truck and sending him wide to correct. He kept his foot in it, but lost enough momentum to fall to second as he re-joined the fray coming into turn three. However, Mamer fought back into turn four, and re-gained the lead from erstwhile leader Cheek. At the end of lap nine, a full course caution was thrown to allow safety crews to clear multiple incidents from the track, and some serious confusion regarding the running order forced the young drivers to roll around behind the pace car for several laps while officials and spotters worked out the kinks. Once race resumed, another incident on the restart lap brought that yellow flag right out once again, and this time, tempers flared in the Spotter's Section, as apparent communications issues and multiple drivers either jumping the gun or receiving misinformation from their spotters further added to confusion regarding the running order. After what seemed like an interminable interruption, racing finally resumed once again, and a green-white-checkers finish was called for. As the field returned to green flag racing, it was Mamer, Heger, Cheek, Isabella Naughton in the #554 Dirt Princess/Be The Match kart, and Travis PeCoy in the #573 FMF/ Oakley truck ran in the top five. Hoffman, who'd been running fifth, got by PeCoy on the last lap and just held him off at the stripe to take fifth, while up front, it was Mamer who started the season with a win. Second went to Heger, third to Cheek, fourth to Naughton, and fifth to Hoffman. That wraps up the day's racing here in Arizona. However, for the drivers of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, things are just getting started, as they will come back tomorrow to do it all over again in Round 2 here at Firebird. Today's schedule will be mirrored here tomorrow, with gates opening to the public at 9:00 am, followed by the first qualifying section at 9: 15 am, the first race of the day at 12:30 pm, and Opening Ceremonies at 2:00 pm, just ahead of the first Pro class race. Bring your water and your sunscreen, and get out to Firebird to catch the excitement; every round counts big, and with tomorrow being Sunday, drivers will be going for broke! Dusty Times more Happenings ... fromPage7 WESTERN OFF ROAD RACING A SSOCIATION LARRY HENDERSON (604) 538-0692 WORRA P.O.Box 3241 SUMAS WA 98295 WESTERN PENNsnvANIAWHEEL To WHEEL OFF RoAD RACING PATRICK McGUIRE P.O. Box376 ADAMSBURG, PA (412) 527-6556 WmPLASH M OTORSPORTS 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 W ISCONSIN OFF RoAD FESTIVAL TERRY OR BEV FRIDAY 5913 so. 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