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l Volume 10 -Number 7 -July 2011 $2.50 ISSN87S0-1712 ceteb,a~ing ou, JO~h Yea, o, se,viee To The o,, Road communi~y covering the world of competition in the dirt •••

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Volume 30 -Number 7 July 2013 DllliJlil■IB Publisher Emerirus 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.B. Subscriptlon 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 notice is required for change of address. Please furnish both old and new address, and send to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311 SNAPSHOT OF THE MONTH ••• Eric Allen and Adam Pfankuch teamed up in a Jimco to take the win in Class 1-2/1600, one of the biggest classes at SCORE's 30th anniversary Baja 500, ten years ago in 2003. 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. In This Issue ... FEATURES SCORE Baja 500 by Judy Smith ............................................................. 8 WRC Acropolis Rally by Martin Holmes .............................................. 16 VORRA Yerrington 300 by Troy Robinson ........................................... 20 SNORE KC HiliTES 250 by ....................................... 25 MORE McKenzie 500 by J Preston Bradshaw ....................................... 28 TORC at Bark River by Mike Reusche .................................................. 31 SST at Glendale, AZ & Los Angeles, CA by Homer Eubanks .............. 36 DEPARTMENTS Happenings .......................................................................................... 5 Trail Notes ............................................................................................ 6 BFGoodrich Report ............................................................................ 35 Good Stuff Directory ......................................................................... 39 Classified Ads ..................................................................................... 4 3 Index to Advertisers ........................................................................... 43 Read this issue online at Login: July2013 / Password: July ON THE COVER TJ Flores continues to shine as he takes another first overall at the SNORE KC HiliTES 250. Photo: Courtesy Robby Gordon conquered the tough Baja 500 first overall in a very respectable time of just over ten hours. Photo: Track.side Photo Visit Our Website at a'!I Find uson l!!U Facebook S u.d-a e'ti d-e 7 fU'UU/ to-DU STY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! □ 1 year -$25.00 □ 2 years -$40.00 □ 3 years -$55.00 (to subscribe online go to □ NEW □ RENEWAL Name Address ______________ _ City _____________ _ State/Zip ______________ -'-Primary Interest Cars D Trucks D MotorcyclesD Send check or money order to: DUSTY TIMES 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311 Canadian - 1 year $30.00 US -Overseas subscription rates upon request Dusty Times July 2013 Page 3

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r 201·3 Happenings ... 1 OK FoUR WHEELERS P.O. Box36 CLEVES, OHIO 45002 <4x4 forever.erg> (All events staged at the club grounds in Cleves. Ohio) 4x4 FOREVER, LTD. 1665 DELAWARE ST. 9SHKOSH, Wl 54901 AMERICAN RALLY SPORT GROUP, INc. 3650 SoUTH POINTE CIRCLE, Sum 205 lAUGHilN, NV 89208 (702) 298-8171/FAX: (702) 521-0597 <web 1. 25-ameri-can-rally-sport-group.htm. E Mail: AMERICAN TRIALS AssocIATION AMA Observed Trials Southern California Championship Series BILL MARKUM, 2010 PRESIDENT (909) 860-1857 24 HR HOTLINE, 2010 (714) 562-7742 E MAIL: BMARK909@AOLCOM <> ASOCIACION EsTATAL DE AUTOMOVILISMO SAM WELL, TECH INSPECTOR APTo 42 SAN JOSE DEL CABO BAJA CALIFORNIA DEL SUR. MEXICO AUSTRALIAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP DARRYL SMITH 19 SOMERS ST. CASHMERE, QUEENSLAND, 4500, AUSTRALIA DUSTY TIMES AUTocRoss QUEBEC OFF RoAD ClAss 10 CARS ONLY RENALD VAILLANCOURT 3069 DAGENAIS WEST lAvAL QUEBEC, CANADA H7P 1T7 (450) 622-4440 < pages/ indexpag.html> BAJA CUP CHALLENGE BAJA PROTRUCK OFF RoAD RAcE SERIES 14402 BOND COURT EL CAJON, CA 92021 619-390-6252 The Prot-ruck schedule fo-r 2012 will consist of both the SCORE and Best In The Desert races. BARONA SAND DRAG AssN. P.O. Box 1521 LAKESIDE, CA 92040 All Races Are Night Races All Races At Barona Racewa,, Lakeside, CA BBM MARKETING PROMOTIONS Off Road Short Course Racing & Special Event Marketing NORCO, CA 92860 e-mail (909) 815-5811 B EST IN THE DESERT 3475 BOULDER HIGHWAY lAs VEGAS, NV 89121 702-457-5775/FAX:702-641-2431 <> 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 Cu.issic Off-Road Race" Points For All Classes - No Pre-Fun Run Henderson, NV BORR BONNEVILLE OFF ROAD RACING Allen Gerber 801-380-9011 - after 5pm please Febuary 23, 2013 Nitro Endure Challenge Mesquite, NV Spring 2013 · Dusty Times Short Course Event Miller Motorsports Park Summer 2013 ' Short Course Event Miller Motorsports Park August 17, 2013 tentative date Endure X Riverton, UT Fall 2013 Bonneville Off Road Racing Wendover. UT Fall 2013 Sage Riders Page,AZ BP MoTORSPORTS P.O. Box411 WOODLAND Hu1.s, CA 91365 760-578-6258/760-578-{?259 FAX: 818-348-4648 E-Mail: All Events At California Cicy, CA BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY R.R.3 BRIGHTON, ONTARIO, CANADA KOK-I HO (613) 475-1102/FAX (613) 475-3250 CAJOR CLUB AUTOMOVILISTA }UARENSE DE CHAMPIONSHIP OFF-ROAD RACING 7210 GATEWAY EAST EL PASO, TX 79915 (915) 593-4848 RALPH GARCIA 0ll-52-16-17-45-42 CESAR FUENTES CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES <W'> August 24, 2013 Gorman Ridge Rally Frazier Park, CA October 4-5, , 2013 Prescott Rally, Prescott, AZ CANNING ATTRACTIONS P.O. Box 400 July 2013 MAYWOOD, CA 90270 (323) 560-SHOW CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA RACING AssocIA noN P.O. Box 645 PIERRE, SD 57501 DAVE ADAMS (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 I.C.O. TOM DElAUDER SR 1091 TWP. LINE ROAD WEil.SVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 Short Course off Road Racing At Har-rison County Fair Grounds. Cadiz. OH CLUB AUTOMOVILISTICA SAN QUINTIN CALLE 6TA FRACC Co. DE SAN QUINTIN SAN QUINTIN, BC, MEXICO HERACLIO PATINO (011 52 616-5-22-07) CLUB AuTOMOVIusnco SAN VICENTE San Vicente Off Road ENSENADA, BC, MEXICO USA JAN WRIGHT (011 52 61746834) RAMON CASTRO & RUBEN ACEVEDO (61637/ 7 0034) CMC CONTINENTAL MoTOSPORT CLUB P.O. Box 3187 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690-3178 Fax: (714) 367-1608 CODE OFF ROAD MADERO 621-A ZONA CENTRO MEXICALI, BAJA CALIFORNIA 21100 011-52-686-553-4087 USA Continued on page 6

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Trail Notes ... AMID-SUMMER VINTAGE RACING CLASSIC RETURNS To RoAD AMERICA - Vintage racing enthusiasts are already beginning their journey back to Road America to celebrate the beauty and performance of some of the world's greatest racecars during The HAWK vintage event with Brian Redman, July 18-21. For those unaware, The HAWK with Brian Redman is one of the largest vintage racing gatherings in the United States. With over 50 different classes of vintage cars competing in several groups throughout the weekend, and with over 400 cars expected to participate there will be no shortage of terrific racing. This year's featured marque will oe the Chevrolet Corvette in celebration of Corvette's 60th anniversary. Also celebrating its 47th anniversary that weekend will be the famed CAN-AM race which will showcase a Historic CAN-AM group featuring cars from 1965-1974. Other· races running that weekend include an F-5000 race, historic Formula 1 race, and a historic production race, along with many others. The original CAN-AM race series (1966-1974) had very few restrictions allowing the use of engines of unlimited displacement, weight and design, along with tires of any kind. These open guidelines allowed the evolution of some of the fastest, most sensational and innovative sports racers ever seen. Everything from cult favorites to priceless limited production model racecars_are expected in this year's CAN-AM race. A special all-Corvette race finale for Sunday is also included on the schedule, making this year's HAWK with Brian Redman a can't miss opportunity. "We are very excited to have The HAWK with Brian Redman here again because this event has become an annual tradition for hundreds of racers and thousands of fans each year," said George Bruggenthies, president and general manager of Road America. "Road America is also proud to usher in the diamond. jubilee celebration for the Corvette with a racer's· reuni.on, races for club and pro series-vintage, historic and contemporary racers plus the Nationwide Insurance Concours d'Elegance with expert and people's choice awards, track touring, parade laps and a vendor marketplace making the 2013 HAWK with Brian Redman an event that everyone of all ages can enjoy." Chevrolet's Corvette serving as the featured marque for the 2013 event is a fitting tribute as Corvettes have raced at the famed four-mile track since 1956, just one year after the track's inaugural season. Since then, Corvette drivers have t'aken on the competitive challenges of the challenging road course through professional racing series', SCCA club racing, and various vintage racing series'. Many notable champions have made their mark on the legendary circuit including Tony Delorenzo, Jim Jeffords, Dr. Dick Thompson, Jerry Hanson, John Greenwood, Jerry Thompson, John Heinricy and Ron Fellows. The weekend's festivities kick off on Thursday with gates opening at 7 a.m. Test sessions begin at 8 a.m., and run throughout the entire day. On Friday, racing resumes with practice sessions in the morning and qualifying sessions in the afternoon. Friday evening, the tiny village of Elkhart Lake will spring to life with a blend of art-on-wheels as over 100 racecars will parade from the track to downtown Elkhart Lake for judging and spectator viewing beginning at 6 p.m., as part of the Nationwide Insurance Concours d'Elegance. Fans will have the opportunity to register to win a fully restored 1961 Ford Thunderbird at the concours as part of the News Radio 620 WTMJ / Valenti Classics Free Ride Sweepstakes. The car will be on .display at the Osthoff resort on the front lawn near the gazebo from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. On Saturday, qualifying resumes in the morning for all groups. Then in the afternoon racing gets underway with qualifying races for each group. Over 100 sports cars will then gather again on Saturday evening in downtown Elkhart Lake from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the second night of the Nationwide Insurance Concours d'Elegance. On Sunday, the featured racing begins at 11:00 a.m. with vintage production cars. Races are held until 12: 15 p.m., when the Nationwide Insurance Concours d'Elegance awards for Best Street and Racecar; Best of Show and the ' People's Choice award are announced. The rest of the day is filled with exciting feature races for each group. Other fan attractions include autograph sessions, an automotive art and vendor fair, on-track touring presented by Associated Bank, and public go-karting at the Blain's Farm & Fleet Motorplex. Tickets are available online or during the event at the gate. Additional information is available at or by calling 800-365-RACE (7223). Races run rain or shine and kids 12 and under are free with an adult. Parking and paddock access is also free. Azunia Tequila Launches 1971 a short film capturing the 2013 General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000 TEQUILA AND MAD MEDIA take race film production to a next level with the release of 1971. Filmed during the historic four day race of the 2013 General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000 -The film captures the escapades of two teams, the 1971 "Snortin Nortin" Chevy Nova and 1957 "Rippin Rooster" Chevy Bel Air. Racing, carnage, random acts ... this short has it all. Check out the Video at: SAN CLEMENTE, CA, July 9, 2013 -Azunia Tequila launches 1971 teaser with the full 12-minute short film releasing soon. The short encapsulates the adventures of two teams Snortin' Nortin and Rippin' Rooster as they take on the treacherous Mexican Baja peninsula. This piece takes you on an adventures unlike anything captured before on film. "Off-road racing is one of the core pillars of the Azufi.ia brand," said Jim Riley, CEO, Azufiia. "The NORRA Mexican 1000 is Gumball meets the wild west of Baja. We wanted to capture all the imagery, randomness and shenanigans during the race for everyone to enjoy." The NORRA Mexican 1000 took place April 27th - May 1st, 2013. The historic race started in 1967 with the original race course starting in Tijuana and concluding in La Paz, Mexico. The race was known for attracting legendary racers James Garner, Parnelli Jones, Ivan Stewart and many Page& 686-553-4087 MEXICO <> E Mail: July 26-28, 2013 Viejas Casino Gran Prix Tecate, B.C., MX September. 27-29, 2013 Mexicana Logistics 300 Mexicali, B.C., MX Nov.29-December 1, 2013 Race Ready 275 Mexicali-San Felipe, B.C., MX COLORADO HILL CLIMB ASSOCIATION BARB V AHSHOLTZ, PRESIDENT (719) 531-3642 W/(719)687-9827 H P.O Box8286 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80933 (719) 653-8449 COLORADO OFF RoAD EXTREME 303-956-3600 CORP P.O. Box392 CALEXICO, CA 92232 HECTOR CERECER 0ll-52-65-66-4458 CORR SERIES 270 NEWPORT CENTER DR., Sum 100 NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660 866-501-CORR CORVA 1500 WEST EL CAMINO, Sum 352 SACRAMENTO, CA 95833 1-800-42 CORVA ExT 42 Fax (818) 957-4435 CURTLEl>ucs OFF ROAD SWAP MEET PRESENTED BY CURT LEDuc's CAL!FORNIA PRE FUN D&.T PROMOTIONS DAVE VAN DEREN . 2405 BAKER AVE. EVERETT, WA 98201 (206) 339-9079 (All e11ents at Hannigan race track, Bellingham, WA o-r Thurston Count:, ORV Park, Olympia, WA) DAKAR RALLY DARREN SKILTON BAJA AUTOMOTIVE ADVENTURES 455 E. OCEAN BLVD., Sum 208 LoNG BEACH, CA 90802 (562) 755-2278/FAX: (562) 590-7925 <> DECATUR FoUR WHEEL DRIVE Cum DECATUR, TX 76234 ToMALLEN (800) 662-3649/(214) 641-2090 DESERT STEEL MoTORSPORTS 1863 COMMANDER ORNE LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ 86403 (928) 855-2208 EAs1'ERN OFF-RoAD RACING AssN. TOM DELAUDER, SR. 1091 TOWNSHIP LINE ROAD WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 ENSENADA BAJA OH' ROAD RACING Av. REFORMA 1136 ENSADA, BC, MX 011-52-646-1818989 ELISIO 011-52-646-1715230 AARON Races fo-r ~s & Moto-rcycles EsTERO BEACH INTERNATIONAL Short Course Racing VICTORIA GALINDO ENSENADA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO 011-5 2-646-17 6-6 230 EDR EXTREME DESERT RACING P.O. Box 91615 AuSTIN,TX 78709 (512) 848-4344 / E FAX (1512) 687-5310 Car Truck Series Bike Quad Series FORDA FLORIDA OFF ROAD DRIVER'S ASSOCIATION JASON LEIBIN (727) 376-4176 Mar, Apr, May, Noo at Da11idson Raceway GENERAL TIRE TROPHYLITE SERIES DRIVE RACING ORGANIZATION 760-352-6020 Las Vegas, NV July 2013 GLEN HELEN BAJA CUP CHALLENGE SERIES PO Box6950 SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92412 PHONE: (909) 384-9343 GORRA GEORGIA OFF RoAD RACING ASSOCIATION 420 HOSEA ROAD LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30245 (404) 963-0252 GPORRA GREAT PLANES OFF RoAD RACING ASSOCIATION TIM HODGE (402) 991-6048 Scorr MORROW (816) 792-2126 (All races are short course, stadium si:,le Classes, 2010 Spo-rtsman, 1/2-1600, 5-1600, Spo-rt Truck, Quads, Tough Truck Nebraska Raceway Park, Exit 420 on 1-80 between Omaha and Lincoln.) For"latest info check <> HDRA HIGH DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION 4498 VERDICCIO AVE. LAs VEGAS NV 89141-4243 (702) 407-3059 (888) 207-0969 Fax September 27-29, 20f3 Laughlin Desert Challenge 2 Day Event Laughlin, NV HIGH PLAINS OFF ROAD RACING 2000 W. QUINCY AVENUE #B ENGLEWOOD, CO 80110 303-806-8062/303-781-0974 fax INTERNATIONAL lcE RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 8105 ST. PAUL, MN 55108 STEVE BEDDOR (612) 937-3816/Fax 474-2769 OOER-8HOWS MOTORSPORTS PRoMonoNs, INc. P.O. Box 2910 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690 (949) 582-2371 }EEPSPEED 1826 N. WINDES ORANGE, CA 92869 714-538-7434/ fax 714-633-1724 August 15-17, 2013 BITD General Tire Vegas to Reno Las Vegas, NV October 11-13, 2013 BITD Bluewater Desert Challenge Parker, AZ December 6-8, 2013 BITD Henderson 250 Jeepspeed Finals Henderson, NV KAMI.OOPS OFF ROAD RACING Whispering Pines Sports & Recreation Center KAMLOOPS, BC, CANADA Mike Strange (250) 57 3-4003 LAS VEGAS SANDSPORTS &. OFFROAD EXPO (626) 961-3782 <www. prerunners!com> <> L.I.T.R.E. JEFF ELROD (408) 926-0522 JIM AfUTA (408) 247-4402 LOORRS LUCAS OIL OFF ROAD RACING SERIES <> July 26-28, 2013 Night Race Glen Helen Raceway San Bernardino, CA August 23-25, 2013 Wild West Motorsports Park Sparks, NV September 19-21, 2013 Night Race Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas, NV October 25-26, 2013 Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park Lake Elsinore, CA MAMARRITA OFF ROAD RACING LUIS CARLOS ALVAREZO PANAMERICANA AVE #5105 Co. JuAREZ, CHIH., MX 011-52-1637-1799 MICHIGAN BUGGY BUILDERS Dune Buggy Trade Show (517) 543-7214 <> MICHIGAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS M.T.B. Enterprises Inc. 15529 JONES ROAD· GRAND LEDGE, ML 48837 (517) 627-6200 Motorcycles, Quads, ATVs and Pilots only MAORA MID-AMERICA OFF RoAD AssocIATION P.O. Box664 GREENUP, lL 62428 (217) 962-1318 E-MAIL: <> MICHIGAN SPORT BUGGY ASSOCIATION DAVE BARRET 6363 NIGHTINGALE DR. FLINT, ML 48506 (810) 730-9221 M.O.R.E. MOJAVE OFF ROAD RACING ENmuSIASTS P.O. Box 1231 BARSTOW, CA 92312 760-253-4453 < September 7, 2013 Chili cook off 300 Night Race Luceme,CA October 5, 2013 Race for the Cure Powder Puff Barstow, CA December 7, 2013 Holiday 200 Toys for Tots Race Barstow, CA MORR TRAXXAS TORC SERIES PRESENTED BY AMSOIL August 10-11, 2013 RedBudMX Buchanan, Ml August 31-September 1, 2013 Crandon Intl. Raceway Crandon, WI September 28-30, 2013 Lancaster, CA MoroWEST WINTER TRIALs SFJUES BILL MARKHAM (909) 860-1857 <> All events at Perris Raceway (At Reed Valley with a school) NATIONAL Mun RACING AssN. RT. #l, 2010 Box 380 DAVE OR MARLENE RYAN PALATKA, FL 32177 (904) 325-5422 NATIONAL TUFF TRUCK AssN. Butch Chapin Motorsports Promo-tions 1404 EAST 3RD STREET HASTINGS, MN 55033-1415 (612) 437-2459 NOORA NORTHERN Omo OFF RoAD RACING ASSN. GARY WULFF (724) 283-2678 E-MAIL <> Buggies, Pilot/Odysseys, Trucks, Quads (Spring Valley Raceway, on route 518, 20 minutes SW of Lisbon, OH) IThunder Valley located 15 minutes from Spring Valley) . NORRA NATIONAL OFF RoAD RACING ASSOCIATION (661) 262-7171 <> OFF ROAD EXPO SPIN COMMUNICATIONS (415) 380-3890 OFF-ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION Dusty Times 7

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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 OUTLAW REP. DoN PONDER (314) 631-8190 (All Races at Wheeling in the Count, 900 Acres) Omo OFF RoADERS INc. 1427 GOSHEN H1u.s ROAD S.E. NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO 44663 }IM KENDEL (216) 3394674 All races held at Harrison County Fairgrounds. Cadiz, Ohio ONTARIO OFF ROAD RACERS ASSOCIATION RICK T!CHBOURNE, PuBUC RELATIONS (519}6814192(H)/(519) 457-2913(W) OUTLAW DESERT RACING LLC. ALBUQUERQUE NEW MEXICO <> (505) 974-9226 All Classes-UIV-Moto-A1V-TrofJhy/<art August 16-17, 2013 De La Muertas 100 OUTLAW SEVEN PICKUP 9269 UMMELMAN ST. Louis, MO 63123 (314) 631-8140/Fax: ((314) 631-1921 PACE MOTOR SPORTS U.S. Off Road Championship 495 N. Crn4M0Ns DRNE AURORA, lL 60504 (630) 566-6100 <> PENNsn v ANIA SHORT CoURsE RACING SMITHTON HOLE RACEWAY 313 SKYLINE DRNE SMITHTON, PA. 15479 MIKE GEISER 330-683-6263 Short Course Offroad Racing All Races At Smithton Hole Raceway PIKES PEAK P.O. Box 6962 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80934 (719) 6854400 PINE BARRENS ROUGH RIDERS OFF ROAD RACING CHATSWORTH, NJ (856) 875-7591 PRomucK ?ROTRUCK MANAGEMENT INC. 11409 PINEHURST DR. LAKESIDE, CA 92040 (619) 8854458 Protruck Schedule consists of all SCORE and Best In The Desert Races PRo 1600 SHOOTOUT COREY GOIN 559-647-6132 GOINRACIN@HOTMAIL.COM PURE ENERGY PROMOTIONS P.O. Box50 RICKETTS, IA 51460 (712) 679-2221 RALLY AMERICA <> 8014 OLSON MEMORIAL HWY, STE 617 Golden Valley, MN 55427 July 26-27, 2013 New England Forest Rally Newry, ME August 23-24, 2013 Ojibwe Forests Rally Detroit Lakes, MN October lS-19, 2013 Lake Superior Performance Rally Houghton, Ml 22ND RALLYE AlcHA DES GAZELLES The Only All-Women's Off-Road Rally Raid In The World U.S. Liaison:Kelly Van Hoesen 203-249-1340 Skype: kellanvanhoesen <> RG CANNING PRODUCTIONS, Dusty Times INc. OFF RoAD SwAP MEET P.O. Box400 MAYWOOD, CA 90270.0400 New/Used Off Road Related Parts & Accessories MIKE CAMPBELL 323-560-7469 Ext 507 ROCK CRAWLERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA P.O. Box 1406 RivERTON, UT 84065 (801) 446-5337/Fax: (801) 253-3176 SAN DIEGO SHORT COURSE WINTERNATIONALS A New Series lry Snowbird Off Road Racing Pro T11lCl<s, Desert T11lCl<s, Buggies, Pilots, Tough T11lCk <> (858) 571-5088 SAN DIEGo OFF RoAD ExrosmoN (888) 836 7918 SCCA RoADRALLY P.O. Box 19400 TOPEKA, KS 66619 800-770-2055 <> SFX MoTORSPORTS GROUP 495 N. COMMONS DRNE, Sum 200 AURORA, IL 60504 (630) 566-6100/ (630) 556-6180 Fax SCORE SCORE INTERNATIONAL 23961 CRAITSMAN RD., Sum A CALABASAS, CA 91302 (818) 225-8402/FAx: (818) 225-8102 <> November 14-17, 2013 46th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Ensenada, Baja Mexico SCCA RallyCross National Challenge SNORE SOUTHERN NEV ADA OFF ROAD ENTHUSIASTS P.O. Box 270516 LAs VEGAS, NV 89127 702-277-2295 August 30th- September 1st Midnight Special Jean, NV November 1-3, 2013 SNORE250 Las Vegas, NV December 13-15, 2013 Rage at the River Laughlin, NV SONS OF TuuNDER 4 WHEELERS RACE DMS!ON KEITH STEWART (714) 522-1899 SOUTHEASTERN OFF ROAD CHALLENGE STEVE RULE (800) 313-5621 OR((770) 963-0252 Mike Moore, 2010 (224) 272-5400 SPEED SPORTS ExPo MEGA PRODUCTIONS 3129 S. HACIENDA BLVD. #322 HACIENDA HEIGHTS, CA 91745 (626) 961-6522 SCTA SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TIMING ASSOCIATION & BONNEVILLE NATIONALS, INc. P.O. Box 10 OROS!, CA 93647 (559) 528-6279 (559) 528-9749 FAX <> SOUTHERN SHORT COURSE OFF ROAD RACING ASSN. 4305 WooTLARK DRNE TAMPA FL 33624 (813) 962-2857 (All Races at Eastbay Raceway, Tampa, FL) SST STADIUM SUPER TRUCKS TRAXXAS TORC SERIES See MORR Listings TovsFoRToTS (619) 252-1197 /(619) 252-3093 UNADILLA VALLEY SPORTS CENTER P.O. Box 5119 EDMESTON, NY 13335 (606) 965-8784/FAX: (606) 905-8784 <> VORRA VALLEY OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION 591 SUNSHINE LANE RENO, NV 89502 775-287-0615 <> August 31-September 2, 2013 USA 500 Desert Race Fernley, NV October 5-6, 2013 Short Course Prairie City OHV Park Folsom, CA October 26-27, 2013 Short Course The Famous Halloween Race! Prairie City OHV Park Folsom,CA VICENTE GUERRERO OFFROADCUJB PROFO. CENOVIO GAMBOA 0ll-52-616-6-21-91 (2-6 p.m.) WESTERN OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION LARRY HENDERSON (604) 538-0692 WORRA P.O.Box 3241 SUMAS WA 98295 WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA WHEEL To WHEEL OFF RoAD RACING PATRICK McGUIRE P.O. Box376 ADAMSBURG, PA (412) 527-6556 WHIPLASH MOIORSPORIS 2939 E; Grovers Ave. PHOENIX, AZ 85032 (602) 971-3730 OFF RoAD RAcE SERIES 406-3214644/ 406-6704647 I 406-698-9536 WISCONSIN MOTORSPORTS SHOW (414) 747-1711 WISCONSIN OFF ROAD FESTIVAL TERRY OR BEV FRIDAY 5913 so. U.S. HWY 45 OSHKOSH, WL 54901 (414) 688-5509 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP P.O. Box99 CRANDON, WISCONSIN 54520 303-880-7221 <WWW.WRC.COM> XTREME INTERNATIONAL 1863 CoMMANDER DRNE LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ 86403 (520) 855-RACE/ (520) 855-2208 BAJA OFACE: 011-526-6225 ZR PROMOTIONS LUIS RENE MONTANO C. CALZADA INDEPENDENC!A 200 -5 COL. lNSURGENTES EsTE 21280 MEXICALI, BC, MX (686) 564 6653 List your coming events in DUSTY TIMES free. It is the only way some fans know about your event, if they don't happen to be on your club mailing list. Don't call, but mail your 2013 schedules as soon as possible for listing in this column; it could bring you some extra entries! Mail your race or rally schedule to: DustyTimes 207 61 Plummer St Chatsworth, CA 91311-5003 July 2013 ·Trail Notes ... others. In 2011, the NORRA race was resurrected by Mike Pearlman who is related to the originator Ed Pearlman. The newly engaged race-course now begins in Mexicali, Mexico and ends in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Over 146 entries commenced the 2013 General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000. The field was comprised mostly of historic race vehicles that originally ran in the 60's, 70's and 80's. The featured teams include "Snortin Nortin" -71' Chevy NOVA driven by Jim "Rooster" Riley and the "Rippin Rooster" -57' Chevy Bel Air driven by Rick "Hurricane" Johnson. Each day of kidney pounding racing concluded with the "Baja Social Club" party where Azuflia Tequila was free flowing for all racers, teams and select race fans. The "Baja Social Club" is special society of racers and adventure seekers that embody the true meaning of Baja's special magic. The film was produced by boutique powerhouse production company Mad Media out of Oceanside, CA. This production house was the originators of Gymkhana video. Written and directed by the Martelli Bros and executive produced by Jim Riley. GLOBAL RALLYCROSS RACE RECAP: X GAMES MUNICH -IN BRIEF: Liam Doran scored the second gold medal of his career at X Games Munich, beating Ken Block and Toomas Heikkinen in the first leg of Global Rallycross' doubleheader weekend. HEAT RECAPS: Doran, Tanner Foust, Block, and Heikkinen won the four heats, while Brian Deegan, Patrik Sandell, Mattias Ekstrom, and Anton Marklund also advanced directly to the main event. In the last chance qualifier, Timur Timerzyanov and Scott Speed took the final two transfer spots. MAIN EVENT RECAP: Heikkinen took the lead after a chaotic start that saw multiple cars spin and make contact, but Doran was able to make his way into the lead early in the event. A red flag was flown after two laps when Timerzyanov backed into the turn one tire barrier, forcing the Rallycross Safety Team to extract the vehicle and ensuring a restart. On the restart, Doran again proved the class of the field, eventually pulling away from Heikkinen despite suffering a puncture late.· Meanwhile, contact in the first corner once again wounded the cars of Foust and Deegan, and ended the days of Speed and Timerzyanov. Sandell would complete two laps before retiring, while Deegan missed only the last lap. Block took advantage of Heikkinen's similar misfortune, making the pass for second late in the race and closing to within a second of Doran at the finish. Marklund, Ekstrom, and Foust would also finish on the lead lap. Liam Doran, #33 LD Motorsports MINI Countryman: "It's just an amazing achievement to come out in a brand new car here and show what it's capable of, especially here in Germany, the headquarters of MINI... It wasn't easy ... Hardly ever does someone in the lead get back in the lead after the restart-it just doesn't happen. You need a bit of luck in rallycross, you need Juck to get a good result, and somehow I had enough today. But it's n b't all luck-the car is good is, the track design suits the MINI, and the track conditions definitely suit the MINI, where we're running less weight and less power." Ken Block, #43 Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Fiesta ST: "Unfortunately ... I had a really bad start in the first start of the final, and I got very lucky that we had that restart. So I focused on a much better start on the second start, and my luck worked out. Then I just pushed really hard to catch up to Topi and Liam, and they ended up both getting punctures! So I was able to get past Topi, and get all the way up on Liam's bumper all the way at the end. If we had one more lap, I think I would have had him. It was very fun, but it was a bit of luck today, a lot of carnage out there." ABOUT GRC: Global Rallycross combines the best aspects of circuit racing, off-road racing and rally competition to deliver intense action in a variety of fan-friendly environments. Action sport stars including Travis Pastrana and Brian Deegan have described the sport as "motocross -with a roll cage." TOP 10 CALIFORNIA DESERT OFF ROAD AREAS TO RIDE THIS SUMMER -Go Desert Riding ours makes these suggestions of where Go Riding in the Sunshine State. When it comes to riding dirt bikes, ATVs, Side by Sides, trail running, using your 4x4 to get out there and get dirty, or using off road trails in any way, there are ample trails in California to make it happen for you. In fact, from extreme 4x4 riding, to figuring out where I can off road for a variety of reasons, you can rock the off road buggies and motorcycle trails of · the California desert in a variety of ways to give you the best off road experiences this summer. Here are just a few off-road areas you can trek in sunny California this summer: 1. The Rubicon Jeep Off Road Trail-Maybe the best known off road trail in the world, the Rubicon is an ideal 4x4 trail for those who want to experience something truly famous and memorable in a top notch desert environment. 2. Grouse Ridge/ Bowman Lake-This drive has an amazing landscape through which it winds, including the unbelievable Grouse Ridge which sits at more than 7,000 feet high. 3. Iowa Hill Loop-In Colfax, California, Iowa Hill Loop shows you old gold mining sites while taking you across the North Fork of the American River on a very rare suspension bridge, and more. 4. Fish Rock Road-very pretty route between the coast and Route 101 in central California, Fis.h Rock Road provides amazing byways and great countryside for beginning off-roaders. 5. Lost Coast Pacific Coast Drive-Built up on remote high desert coastal terrain, this drive provides amazing desert and beach views while passing through some of the largest redwood trees in the state of California. 6. Diggins II-Way up in Nevada City and away from civilization, this trail hold fun treks through historic sites while providing very scenic byways along the way. 7. Laurel Lakes-One of the most ultimate adventures when it comes to using either your SUV or your ATV, Laurel Lakes is a challenge without being overwhelming. Breathtaking scenery and secluded trails leave you in awe as you drive, too. 8. Crystal Peak Loop-Up in northeastern more Trail Notes on page 15 Page 7

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Robby Gordan Wins By Judy Smith Photos: Track.side Photo The first ten overall finishers were TrophyTrucks and Robby Gordon, starting first, led the group, flying his vehicle all the way to the checkered flag 10 hours, rtve minutes and 43.597 seconds later in the Chevy. Robby Gordon took advan-be in the area for an extra day, tage of his first-off-the-line necessitating hotel rooms and start position, and brought his meals for everyone for the extra Chevy back to the finish in day, and adding a lot of dollars first place at the new SCORE's to the cost of the race. While first Baja 500 in Ensenada. His some might not find the extra time of 10:05:43 beat all but cost bothersome, most off-road the overall winning Honda of race teams are not heavily spon-Timmy Weigand. sored, and the drivet-owners There were many changes are cost conscious and watch to the ages-old format of the expenditures closely. event, and probably the biggest The site for the qualifying was the switch from "luck-of-was on a ranch owned by a the-draw" start order, to quali-friend of Roger Norman, new fying for the Trophy Trucks owner of SCORE. It was very and Class 1 entries as the Best near Ojos Negros, and about In The Desert folks have done four miles south of the high-for years. Some racers liked it, way, not far off the race course. some didn't. The main com-It was at the "far side of the plaints seemed to be that it Ojos farm fields." They laid meant the team would need to out a track of roughly four miles, and sent the qualify-ing vehicles out one-at-a-time to do their thing. The terrain was typical of the Ojos Negros neighborhood, with little hills. It was "kind of tight", as one racer described it. It took each vehicle roughly six minutes to get around it. Only Class 1 cars and Tro-phy Trucks were invited to qualify for start positions, all other start positions were de-termined by the luck of the draw. And, although some of the ·Class 1 folks may not have been aware of it, the classes were to be started separately, no matter where they qualified in the overall standings. Thus, Randy Wilson, who was the Mike Johnson was the first Class 10 to cross the finish line, getting there half an hour ahead of his closest competition in the Eco-Tech powered Jimco Justin Matney drove all the way to victory in the Class 1 competion but the Geiser Chevy was only six minutes and change ahead of the second p/ifce vehicle. fastest Class 1 qualifier, would start behind all of the Trophy Trucks, even though his time would have put him fifth in a combined starting field. As an effort, apparently, to make the Class 1 drivers feel bet-ter about starting behind 33 Trophy Trucks, the officials granted them a five minute space between the last truck and the first Class 1 car. The time was apparently supposed to allow the dust of all those trucks to settle a bit, giving the front running Class ls a bit of a break. This year's course measured 500.99 miles, and included a few sections not seen in a long time. It also included a lot of old familiar stuff. As it has for years, it started in Ensenada, ran up the wash, then through the hills to Ojos Negros. Just out of Ojos, the racers crossed Highway 3 and went to Tres Hermanos, where the course was then paralleling Highway· 3. It traveled along until K78, where the trail crossed the highway. and then ran parallel to the highway for another 25 miles or so, before climbing up some nasty rocks to the Summit. At that point the rac-ers dropped off the side of a mountain, and when they hit Second in TrophyTruck and overall was Las Vegan B.J. Baldwin in the Never having raced the course before, Bryce Menzies still managed to · Tim Herbst and Larry Roese/er brought their Ford TrophyTruck home nice looking Chevy. gamer third in TT and overall in the Ford. fourth in class and overall. ;;;;;;;===================~ Having led for a time, two flats and getting the Ford stuck dropped Gary Steven Eugenio and Adam Pfankuck piloted their Chevy round the course TrophyT rucks continued to lead the pack with seventh in class and overall Weyhrich to fifth in TT and fifth overall. for sixth in Trophy Truck and overall as well. belonging to Rob MacCachren in his Ford. Pages July 2013 Dusty Times 7

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Hometown boy Ernesto Arambula ~tarted the race in the one seat Romo and co-driver Edmundo Fernandez finished, taking the first spot in Class 1/2-1600. Five started and five finished in Class 12, SCORE Lites, with Rafael Navarro IV and Vic Bruckmann winning the class in their Jimco. road up to and beyond Mike's Sky Ranch. This year it went all the way. That caught a number of racers by surprise, apparent-ly, and some who were short on time, didn't get to prerun this new "old" section as thorough-ly, (or even at all), as they'd like. Past Mikes they headed west, past the road to Rancho Coyote, down tci Highway 1, coming out of the hills a bit north of Colonet. Then they paralleled the road for a bit, heading south, through San Telmo, and kept_moving south-ward, utilizing an area that the local racers use for their events, until they hit the outskirts of Camalu, still on the east side of the highway. The course then doubled back, ran north-ward for a bit, still east of the pavement, until, at Race Mile 336, it turned sharply west, crossed the road, and weI\t out to the beach. That beach sec-. bottom they were on the west east, and then down through a edge of the Laguna Salada area, long series of washes, to Mile and they turned northward, 203 which was right at High-and went to Cohabuzo June-way 3 again. After crossing tion, which was Mile 140 of the the pavement, the trail turned race. There they made a sharp westward, ran .along the edge right turn, and headed south-of the road for a bit, crossed it again, went up Matias Wash for a while, then crossed the road again just at the trail that goes southwest and up into the mountains toward Mike'.s Sky Ranch. This was now one of the areas not used for a long time. For years the course has gone 'round the bend and taken the lower road right back toward Valle de Trinidad and the vin-yards, eliminating the more difficult, and often treacherous Continued on page 10 Driving a/1500 miles and changing three flats along the way didn't stop Justin Davis had some problems along the way but stiff brought the Rounding out the top ten overall finishers was the Ford Trophy Truck of Juan Carlos Lopez from 8th in TT class and overall as well. Jimco Trophy Truck home in 9th overall and in class. Troy Herbst and Ryan Arciero. -~---~---------------Dusty Times 2,160 Rooms And Suites 60 Table Games 2,600 Slot Machines 22-Table Poker Room Race & Sports Book 640-Seat Bingo Room 16 Movie Theaters 11 Great Restaurants 75,000 Sq. Ft. Of Meeting Space 4,500 Seat Equestrian & Event Center 80,000 Sq._ Ft. Exhibit-Hall Spa & Fitness Center Showroom 64-Lane Bowling Center LAS VEGAS BLVD AT S/LVERADO RANCH• SOUTHPOINTCASINO.COM July 2013 Page 9

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Although Clyde Stacy was the driver of record Apdaly lopes did most of the driving in the Trophy Truck Special class and the Chevy finished first in the group. Arturo Alvarez and Donato Jiminez were the Class 7 victors, coming home in 15 and a quarter hours in the Ford. tion was used back in the '70s, but hasn't been used for many years. The racers turned right at the edge of the water, and headed for Erendira and points north. About 60 miles ran· right along the beach. Then it started to head inland, up and over the hills to Santo Tomas. Then up the pavement to Urua-pa n, and then into the silty and over-used trails leading ever upward to the point near Ojos where they joined the "outbound" course, and came inward to the finish. In the past there had been some terrible "traffic jams" in a couple of the sections of Mike's road, but the long rest had apparently nearly cured the problem. Only "nearly" -the road was never meant for heavy traffic, and one broken down truck could, and did, stop things up pret-ty thoroughly. Still, the long lines of limited cars waiting their turn to have a go at a silt hill did not develop this year. There were, however, reports of long lines waiting to get up to the Summit. For this event there was a shortened version of the course, which was intended to put the Sportsman motor-cycle classes further down the course, and help keep them out Racing the Class 3000 truck in Class 7200, driver Dave Boynton with navigators Jerry Gunn and Dennis Kobin took home the checkers. After three fuel pumps and a couple of flats the Class 7SX team of Elias Hanna, Ivan Novelo and Jose Luis Castro took the win in their Ford. of harm's way from the front running Trophy Trucks. What the officials did was to direct the Sportsmen bikes to cut off the entire loop from before the Summit 'to Mike's Road. Thus, when they got to the Goat Trail area they turned right instead of left, dropped down to the highway and rode to Mike's Road, picking up the course some 135 miles further along. Instead of 135 miles with soft sand and rocks, they had a 29 mile section of pavement, and re-entered the course mixed in with some of the front run-ning pro bikes. The lead bikers, accustomed to running along more or less alone, now found themselves having to pass the riders in the Sportsman class. There were changes in the character of the pre-race days in Ensenada also. On the night before contingency day there was some kind of celebration going on at the area of the start/finish ramp (no longer a mound of dirt as in the past, but now a massive metal con-struction), and there had been freestyle motorcycles (one of which crashed) in the area as well. A ceremony to award trophies for the top qualifiers was announced, but somehow didn't come. off, but p;i.rtiers were enjoying the energy drink area next to the ramp. On contingency day there were freestyle motorcyclists, apparently unfazed by their cohort's crash, performing in the street across from the San Nicolas hotel. They had con-structed a ramp, and periodi-cally flew through the air, aw-ing the spectators, who lined the landing area. Meanwhile race teams struggled to orga-nize their time, leaving one crew to push the car through contingency and tech, while some of them checked out the final miles of the course, which as always, had not been open for pre-running until this day. There was no time to dawdle, because after the contingency/ tech thing, most teams had to grab a hasty supper (in over-crowded restaurants), and then head for the driver's meeting, before making final prepara-tions for the race. It becomes a very busy day. And just to confound things, the Mexican Highway Patrol, decided to require a new, much lower, speed limit on the pave-ment sections of the course, and told a couple of SCORE of, ficials about this just two hours before the meeting. What they wanted was for all race vehicles to be required to go no more than 37 miles per hour on all pavement sections. For many years there had been no limits, but for the past 11 or 12 years, the limit has been 60 miles per hour, which was said to be the actual speed limit on the high-ways. Wrong. The speed limit is 60 kilometers per hour, which works out to 37 miles per hour, according to the local police. While not true of all sections of Highway 1 and 3, it is true in many areas, and apparently, is true in the sections being used for this event. There was the 29 miles or so of Highway 3 that the Sportsman bikes would run on, there was a small section near Ojos, a bit of pavement on Highway 3 at K 78, where the course went over to the north Cory Keysar drove with·John Armas navigating the Jimco and they_ Third place finishers in Class 1 were Bryan and Ronny Wilson shown After getting stuck for a while at mile 75 the team of Cody and Brian managed to earn a nice second place in Class 1. · here taking off in their Jimco. Parkhouse still brought the Jimco home for fourth place in Class 1. -- . . .. .~ ",, •-.......... ·~ .,.~ ~t1~ ~_ ...... ,~~; -:3 .. •J:l Driving a Jefferies, Hiram Duran along with Salvador Castro in the Lyle Bask came from Canada to pilot the ESM Chevy to sixth place in Seventh place in Class 1 belonged to Eric Jacobs and Chuck Dempsey navigator's seat took fifth place in Class 1 after also getting stuck. · Class 1 with lee and Mike navigating the 500 mile loop. who shared the driving duties in the Jimco. 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r:-side of the highway, and there was a substantial section from Santo Tomas to the Uruapan turnoff, where all the realign-ment of the highway had been done in the past year or so. The announcement of the new speed limit created a furor. As it happens, there is a section of dirt road, actually in Ojos Negros, which had acquired a "speed limit" for the sake of safety. On that one dirt sec-tion racers were required to travel at 60 miles per hour for several years. Now they needed to know if that was still allowed or if the speed limit there had dropped to 37 mph also. It was a good question, but apparently no one had figured out an an-swer as yet. For this race, the cars and trucks had a 22 hour time lim-it, while the bikes and quads got 16 hours and 45 minutes to complete their race. That 22 hours was the same as last year's time limit, but this year's course was 51 miles longer, and the competitors were be-ing told to go 23 miles an hour slower on the paved sections. It seemed tight to some in limited classes. The mood wasn't exactly calm and anticipatory as the racers left the meeting. As one race team representative put it: "It's a pain in the ass to find your engine builder in Baja at 9pm the night before the race to have him hook up his laptop to the TT's computer to repro-g!l'am that speed limiter from the original 60mph to the new-ly changed 37mph!" And while most of the furor centered around Trophy Truck teams, it should be remembered that all cars in the event were bound by the same rules, and while Trophy Trucks have rev limiters and computers, the Class 10s, SCORE Lites, Class 7s or 6s probably don't, and while they might have issues with reaching the previous limit of 60mph, the 37mph limit was now sud-denly a real threat. Even a 5-1600 can hit 37mph on the pavement, and at 38mph he starts to accrue penalties. So the new limit affected many more of the entries than the old 60mph limit had. And how do bikers judge their speed? In the morning, with clear, cool weather, the bikes took off starting at 6 a.m., and once the last of their Sportsman classes had started, there was a four-hour break to make a cushion between the last sportsman biker/quad rider and the first Trophy Truck. The wash, which is the first dirt section the racers run in, and is just three blocks from the start line, had been "wa-tered" overnight. Dry the day before, on race morning it was a succession of big puddles, very slimy and slippery, and lined with spectators. It's al-most a tradition for someone in the city of Ensenada to open some giant spigot and send water gushing onto this early section of the course. In previ-ous years SCORE had done a variety of things to try to im-prove the situation, depending on when the water was noticed. They've brought in truckloads of dirt and spread it around, or they've moved the start area to Dusty Times Only three of the five starters in Class 5 finished the race and the winners were Cody Kellogg and Rick Wilcoxon seen here bounding through the desert. above the wet section, and most Their time was 10:31:49. recently, they simply warned Gary Weyhrich was fifth in the racers that it was wet and his Ford. He'd been up at the slippery. The racers don't like front for a while, but had two starting out all wet and muddy, flats and got stuck. He also said their goggles smeared and their it was hard to "keep the car at gloves slimy. It also means that the 37 mph speed limit." His in the event they have to make time was 10:36:38. some repairs, they'll be dealing In sixth it was Steven Eu-with mud. But it's become an genio and Adam Pfankuch, unavoidable part of racing in in a Chevy. Eugenio started Baja apparently. and drove to Mile 300 and Robby Gordon, first off the Pfankuch did the rest. They line in his Chevy, got through said the truck had 'stalled a the first five or six of the pud-couple times", and Eugenio dies alright, but then ran afoul broke a wheel at Mile 5, and of one that was deeper, or slip- fell back to 19th place. Eugenio perier, and when he landed had three flats and Pfankuch the truck spun around three had none. Their finish time times, and then stalled. He lost a few minutes, and a couple of positions, and his precious first-on-the-road advantage was gone. But they were happy they hadn't hit any of the very close spectators. Gordon didn't let the incident slow him much, and once he got the truck start-ed again, kept on charging hard. He said he "turned up the wick" at about Mile 300, and then "it was fast and fun." The racing was fierce and close, and at Mile 435 the order was B. J. Baldwin, Gordon, Bryce Menzies, the Herbsts, and Juan Carlos Lopez. Gordon had one flat tire and finished with a rear going down. His time was 10:05:43. In 'second it was B. J. Bald-win, Chevy. He said his team had "set the truck up to go very well through the bumps." He described the race as "the best, cleanest, most perfect race ever." That is, until a bolt fell out of the brake pedal. The fix was "makeshift", and after that Baldwin had little confidence that it would hold, and there-fore, had to slow a bit. His time was 10: 14:52. Third place was earned by Bryce Menzies, Ford, who said he'd been "in Robby's dust for 150 miles." Then he'd lost a power steering line, and changed it on course, and also had two flats. His race was "clean otherwise". About the section up to and down from Mike's -he said he'd never raced that route before. He described the race as "unbe-lievably tough, silty, dusty -it was a good day." His time was 10:22:20. Fourth was earned by Tim Herbst and Larry Roeseler in their Ford. Roeseler started, and got the truck up to third place. Then Herbst got in and had a flat along the beach. He ran hard to the finish, and said, "I wore out my brake leg." PINCH BBBBEB II UN/BAU t:UPB 1-Cfl Ir 111'11#1 July 2013 Matt Parks, from Newport Beach, California, finished the long, 500 mile lap in first place in the Limited UTV class. was 10:44:22. Rob MacCachren finished seventh in his Ford. He had a wire come off his starter, and from about Mile 180 he also had a fuel pressure problem that dropped his top speed to about 90mph. He spent a few moments pulling Ryan Arciero out of his "stuck" also, but he didn't tell us about that. Ar-ciero did. MacCachren's time was 10:49:04. Juan Carlos Lopez was eighth in his Chevy. He drove all the way, and had three flat tires, one of them apparently after hitting Menzies. His time was 10:51:29. In ninth it was Justin Davis in a Jimco. He had a busy day. Davis did all the driving, and he hit a rock and got a flat, but they got it changed really quickly. Then, after Mike's he came upon Weyhrich, stuck and blocking the road, so he had to pull him out of the way. Then some time later he had to change his alternator which cost 20 minutes. His time was 11:04:24. In tenth it was Troy Herbst and Ryan Arciero in a Ford. Arciero, in at the finish, said there had been "a hard 180 degree right turn" right out of Continued an page 12 ~~KENWOOD ~ Page 11

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Derek Fletcher, all the way from Abingdon, Virginia, brought the tidy Class 8 Chevrolet 'round the course to take the top spot in class. The team of Don and Ken Moss and Dave Grundman took the win in Class 3 using the sturdy 4x4 Bronco to clear the track of a 5-1600 along the way. Mike's, and he'd been stuck, but MacCachren pulled him out. He went on to say that it had been "a pretty damn tough course today -long day -couple flats." He'd lost a half hour with that turn apparently. Their time was 11:09:21. Dan McMillin and Chuck Hovey were 11th in their Ford. McMillin started and went to Mile 350. Hovey drove to the end, and said the "dust was horrible", and he had a new seat which didn't fit him properly and he couldn't see out the front of the truck. But, all told, he said it had been "a pretty good day." Their time was 11:19:04. Gus and Tavo Vildosola were 12th in their Ford. Tavo did most of the driving, and he lost his transmission at Mile 92. It took 50 or 55 minutes to install the new one, and after that "it all went pretty well." Their time was 11:31:35. In thirteenth it was Luke McMillin, in Mark Weyhrich's Ford. McMillin drove all the way. He managed to roll it be-fore Santo Tomas, saying it was "a slow speed tip-over, it was dumb." There was a chase truck nearby to set him back upright. The truck has a light bar on the top front edge of the cab, and it wasn't damaged. Said McMil-lin, "It was the easiest roll!" He added that he'd be" .. in a truck from now on." His time was 11:57:52. The fourteenth truck was driven by Jay Reichert and Charles Darance. Darance started and Reichert got in at Mile 230 and went to the fin-ish. He had steering problems and rolled the truck at Mile 300, which did no damage to anything but trim. Reichert said th-e "truck has one hellu-va motor!" Their time was 12:16:12. In 15th it was the Chevrolet of Heidi Steele, Rick Muny, Re-nee Brugger and Jessica McMil-lin. Steele started and went to Mile 101 (near Santa Catarina), then Muny got in and went to mile 230. At that point McMil-lin took over, and her section included Mike's Road, which she hadn't raced previously, although she had pre-run. She said it was "interesting", and she'd had to "drive around a couple stuck cars." She got out a little before she'd originally planned, because her pumper motor failed, and her visor fogged up and she couldn't see. So at mile 420 Renee Brugger Chelsea Magness took 18 hours, nine minutes and change bringing her nice looking Ford Pro Truck around the 500 mile loop fo a win. got in and he went to the fin-ish. He had problems with the intercom, and got stuck when he overshot a turn, and lost a couple of minutes. Their time was 12:56:17. The 16th Trophy Truck to finish was Ron Whitton's Ford, with Whitton and Charles Dana _sharing the driving. Whitton started and went to about Mile 300, and Dana got in. They had to replace their transmission, whiGh cost about two hours, but other than that it went well. Said Whitton, "It's fun, but it's a lot of work!" Their time was 13:54:20. In 17th it was Robbie Pierce and Will Staats in a Chevro-let. Pierce drove to Mile 361 and Staats finished. They said they'd had "all kinds of prob-lems." They changed a rear end out of Uruapan, and they'd had bad fog up in the hills. Their time was 15:53:00. The 18th place truck was the Chevrolet of Greg Nunley and John Lennon. Lennon started and drove to K77, then Nunley got in and went to Mile 420. At Mile 365 he'd hit a G-out and rolled the truck, and it took 20 minutes to get back on his wheels. He said that the "locals helped out a ton!" Tom Olivera got in and went to the finish, and at Mile 470 he broke an upper link, and sent thanks to the Mag 7 crew that helped him get going again. Their time was 16:08:20. In 19th it was Armin Schwarz and Martin Christensen in their BMW X-J6. Schwarz drove from the start to Mile 230, and Christensen went to the finish. They had a broken oil pump belt, a broken coolant line, they lost their crankshaft sen-sor, had no lights and got stuck in a silt bed. Once pulled out they got stuck again. Then they tried to go around a silt bed, got turned around, and went backwards. They said that last year's Baja 1000 "was easier." They weren't terribly happy at the finish line. Their time was 16:32:47. In 20th it was the Chevrolet of Nick and Larry Vanderwey and Curt LeDuc. LeDuc start-ed, Larry did the Mike's section and Nick finished. At the San Telmo Road they were seventh on the road. At Mile 350 their transmission cooler exploded. From that point on they used a big hose and the navigator kept pouring bottles of water over the tnrnsmission to cool it. And they made it, with a time of 16:49:42. The 21st team to finish was John Koltura, Travis Howard and Dave Perez in a Chevrolet. They said they'd been stuck in silt, and they'd torn off the bumper. Their time was 17:14:24. In 22nd it was Abraham Lartundo and Bobby Ruiz, who both drove, in a Chevy which was out for its first race. Lar-tundo said they'd been "build-ing it for six years." Their navi-gator was Peter Ruiz and the team is from Tijuana. They had a couple of flats and some "random stuff." They said they "cruised most of the way so we could finish." Their time was 17: 18:40. And last in the class to fin-ish, was the GMC of Cameron Steele, with a time of 18:49:07. The Class 1 cars started behind all the Trophy Trucks, and first off the line was John Herder in the Randy Wilson car that had qualified with the quickest time in this class. He got a couple miles into the muddy wash, hit a rock, flat-tened a rear tire and ruined a c.v. and hub. That was the end of their day. Of those who made it all the way, the first to gh to the fin-ish line was the team of Justin Matney, who did all the driv-ing, and Kellon Walch, who navigated, in a Geiser Chevy. They said they'd had a "flaw-less" day, without even any flat tires. They had done a "lot of work" on the suspension of the car, and liked the changes. But after stopping just over the fin-ish line, there was no life left in the car, and it had to be pushed up onto the ramp. Their time was 11:16:25. In second place it was Cory Keysar who drove all the way, while John Armas navigated in their Jimco. At Mile 275 (on the way down from Mike's) they lost all the water in the motor. They discovered a hose had come loose, and once they'd reconnected it, they dumped in the water from their Camel-backs, and that cooled it down enough to let them get to a place where they could "beg wa-ter" and fill the radiator. They lost 30 or 40 minutes with all that, and also had two flat tires. Their time was 11:22:29. The third place team was Brian and Ronny Wilson in their Jimco. Justin Munyon navigated. Brian started. This 'i\'as just his second race in the Class 1 car (he's been driving limited cars for years) and he got the team up to third place. Ronnie got in to go to the fin-ish, and lost a serpentine belt on the beach, and figured it cost them about seven minutes. Their time was 11:29:30. In fourth it was Cody and Brian Parkhouse in a Jimco. They said they had "no issues." Brian, the dad, started and he got stuck for about ten or 15 minutes at about Mile 75. Cody's section was clear, and they finished in 11:35:35. Fifth place was earned by Hiram Duran in a Jefferies. His navigator was Salvador Castro. Duran was racing with a broken pinkie, which apparently didn't, · give him much trouble, but everything got wet, including the OPS, and the horn. And the horn got stuck because of it, and kept honking. He said there'd been "lots of dust" and called it a "great course." Their time was 12: 18:27. In sixth it was Lyle Bask, from Canada, in an ESM Chevy. He drove all the way, with navigators Lee and Mike. They had "brake problems" -that is, they lost their right rear brake caliper at Mile 320. They came south early and he and his crew pre-ran for a week. When asked if he raced offroad In Canada, he said, "You can't have fun like this in Canada!" His time was 14: 10:45. Eric Jacobs and Chuck Dempsey, in a Jimco, were seventh. Dempsey started and Jacobs got in at 230, which is where Mike's Road starts up the hill, and went to the finish. Ryan and Paul Sharman shared the driving, Gayton Neustal and Matt Todd Tuts came from Nebraska to drive the Jimco-Chevy to 9th in Second place honors in Class 10 were earned by Brad Wilson and Kyle Bennett the navigating for an 8th place in Class 1 in the Tatum Chevy. Class 1 with navigation help from T.J. 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Dempsey lost his brakes, and Jacobs had one flat and a fuel filter problem. Their time was 14:32:33. The father-and-son team of Ryan (the son) and Paul Shar-man, in a Tatum Chevy, were eighth to finish. Gaylon Neus-tal and Matt Bennett did the navigating. At first they said they had "no problems", but then they remembered they had OPS trouble, and also the idler pulley went bad. Their time was 15:39:54. In ninth it was Todd Tuls from Nebraska, in his Jimco-Chevy. Tuls apparently did .all the driving, and had three navi-gators: T.J. Tuls, Jake-Millen, and and Mark Millen. They had brake issues which cost an hour, got stuck at Mile 260 (up near the Rancho Coyote road), and had two flats at the same time. Then they had to have their chase truck bring new tires, and that took two hours. They also got lost coming into the finish line. Their time was 15:56:38. They were the final Class 1 car to make it in. In Class 10, the winner was Mike Johnson, who did all the driving in his Eco-Tech pow-ered Jimco. He said he had "prerun a lot", and had no flat tires. Then he remarked that "the last 70 miles was a dooz." Johnson hit a cactus some-where along the way, and was still wearing spines. His time was 11:33.19. In second it was Brad Wil-s9n and Kyle Quinn in a Jimco Chevy. Quinn, who drove first, said he "drove off a cliff" be-fore Ojos. He said he went down ten feet, and "sat there for a secol\d. and thought about it -and just drove back up." Wilson, who finished, said he'd been "cruising since Urua-pan" and reported a "good day, really good day." Their time was 12: 14:56. Third place was earned by Kash Vessels and Andy Grider in a Racer Chevy. Vessels start-ed and had the car in front by the time he got to the Summit. But they had a problem with the car vapor-locking -it did it three times. After coming down out of Mike's it cooled off. Grider drove the second half, and his section was flaw-less, but the course was "bru-tal" from Uruapan to the fin-ish. Their time was 12:49: 13. In fourth it was Todd and Matt Winslow and Steve Achey, who all drove their AlumiCraft Chevy. Dave Jones and Zack Hackman navigated. Matt Win-slow rolled the car at Mike's and they lost their OPS for the final 50 miles, but they had no flats. Their time was i2:59:29. SCORE's results indicate that Clyde Stacy was the driver of record of this winning VW in Class 5-1600 as does the name below the driver's window. Fifth place was earned by Mike Lawrence in his Lothring-er Chevy. He drove all the way, with Blake Kirkpatrick navigating all the way. They had a flat, and the rear brake caliper stripped out, so he did the rest of the way with three-wheel brakes, which he said was "kinda sketchy." His time was 13:07: 15. In sixth it was Alejandro Mendez and Jason McNeil in a Jimco Honda. The car is a one-seater, and had no OPS. They were doing it the old way! Mendez started and went to Mile 100, and then got back in from Colonet to Santo Tomas. McNeil drove the rest. They said they'd had a "couple log jams" and got lost twice. The car used to belong to Lobsam Yee, and they-pointed out that it was a "championship car." But, said McNeil, "I don't like being by myself." Their time was 13:08:59. · The seventh finisher was brothers Peter arid Steve Hajas in a Kreger Chevy. Peter started and went to Mile 300 and Steve drove to the end. They had problems with their lights. Apparently they "nerfed some-body" and then the lights were bent up and "weren't much good." They also had two flats and a fuel pump problem. Their time was 13:43:56. In' eighth it was Andrew Meyers and Ross Savage in an Alumicraft, with Julio Quin-tero and Keith Ray navigating. Meyers started and went to 301, and Savage finished. They said they'd had electrical problems all day, and a flat and problems with their steering rack. Their time was 13:56:46. Juan Carlos Garcia, who lives in San Quintin, about 110 miles south of Ensenada, drove his Honda powered single seat car all the way and had no prob-lems. His time was 14:23: 15. · In tenth it was J.J.Schnarr and Mark Levrett in an Alu-micraft. Schnarr started and Levrett finished. Schnarr had two flats and got stuck once. Eduardo and Jacob Jones navi-gated. Their time was 14:31:48. The 11th finisher was the team of Mike Shaffer, John Cantrell and John Bowers, who all drove. Andy Ferris and Ber-nie Storm navigated. They said they got hit by a Spec Trophy Truck, and it broke the steer-ing. "He clipped our front tire while passing. " They lost about an hour and a half with repairs. Their time was 15:56:50. In 12th it was Mark Law-rence, Steve Muller and Ian Agli in a Chenowth Chevy. They had "A-arm problems", both left and right side. One side took an hour to fix, the other side took an hour and a half. Their time was 16:22:02. The 13th finisher in Class 10 was Arnoldo Gutierrez and Arnoldo Gutierrez, Jr., in their Racer. They said they had "a lot" of problems .- "a flat, elec~ trical problems, axle problems, alternator ... " Their time was 17:07: 16. In last place, 14th, in this class it was Perry McNeil and Alfie Bueno, in a Lothringer VW. McNeil rolled the car early on, and broke a sensor, and was down for two hours with re-pairs. Their time was 18:59:54. In the 1600 class, the win-ning team was Tito Arambula and Edmundo Fernandez in a one-seat Romo with a OPS. Fer-nandez said the OPS was "Muy divertido" so maybe it didn't help much. Arambula started, Fernandez finished, and they had no problems beyond a gas leak for the first 50 miles. They fixed that somehow. Their time was 12:55:50. In second it was Jorge San-chez and Jose Robles,with Guillermo Luna and Pedro Morquecho navigating. Their car is a Curry. The front tor-sion bars broke and they lost their brakes, but finished in Joe Baca/ came from Anthem, Arizona, to pilot this nice Lexus to a win in Stock Full class in just under 20 hours for the win. Another hometown Ensenada resident was the only finisher of the six who started in Class 11 and garnered a win for his effort. 13:25:07. In third it was the team of Jesus Velez, Victor Lugo and Rogelio Ruiz, who all drove, with Jesus Garcia, and Ruiz navigating. Their car was a Pol-lo chassis, from Mexicali. They had two 1flats tires and "nada mas." The1'r ti"me was 14:31:23. In fourth place it was David Ruvalcaba, Stevie Cruz and Abel Velazco who all drove. At Santo Tomas the floor was loose, and they tried to fix it. But, it bent, and gave them a "lot of trouble with silt." Finally they went to a Mag 7 pit and had them cut off the front of it, and that was better. As navigators they had Leonel Ruvalcaba, Ernesto Enowe and Rogelio Pando. Their time was 14:37:37. The fifth team was made up of Jorge SanPietro, who started and David Castelan, in a Romo. San Pietro started. From Mile 240 to the finish they had no alternator, and therefore, had no lights, no radio, no OPS and no pumper motor. Besides that the throttle was stuck and they had no rear brakes. Castelan drove with his helmet shield open, so his eyes were a mess when he finished. He drove from Mile 230 to the end. Their time was 15:24:14. In sixth it was Roberto Raba-go and Mario and Francisco Reynoso in a Romo. They had a new torsion bar break in the fi-nal 100 miles or so. Their time was 15:36:02. Seventh was earned by Christian Celeya, age 19 . and Aaron Ampudia, age 20, in a Curry. They arrived at about 4: 15 in the morning. Their day started being difficult when they rolled the car at the top of the Summit. They managed to get it back on its wheels, but then had some trouble getting the car running again. But they got it done, and went on. They were carrying a small shovel in the car, and it came loose and tore up the brake lines. They had each prerun two times, but still "got a little lost" coming back in from Ojos. And they had one flat tire before Eren-dira. Their time was 16:54:22. In eighth place it was Elis-eo Garcia who finished in 17:51:54. Ninth place was the team of Carlos Albanez and Francisco Escareno. Escareno started and Albanez drove from Mile 300 to the finish. Escareno had no problems. But when it got dark Continued on page 14 Kash Vessels had problems in his half of the course but Andy Grider had The AlumiCraft Chevy was driven by the trio of Todd and Matt Winslow Mike Lawrence drove and Blake Kirkpatrick navigated the Lothringer to a clean run to the finish and earned third place in Class 10. and Steve Achey to a fourth place finish in Class 10. fifth place at in Class 10 at the checkers. Dusty Times July 2013 Page 13

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Doing it the 'old way' with no GPS, Alejandro Mendez and Jason McNeil Seventh place in Class 10 was earned by the brothers, Peter and Steve Juan Carlos Garcia came up from San Quinein to race his Honda powered drove the single seat Jimco to sixth place in Class 10. Hajas, in a Kreger Chevy. single seat Class 10 to a ninth place finish. J.J Schnarr and Mark Levrett piloted the AlumiCraft with Eduardo and Second place in the 1600 class went to Jorge Sanches and Jose Robles Jesus Velez, Victor Lugo and Rogelio Ruiz were the pilots of this Pollo Jacob Jones navigating to a 10th place in Class 10. with Guillermo Luna and Pedro Morquecho navigating the Curry. chassis Class 112-1600 third place finisher. • there were no lights or radio time of 22 hours. team had no flat tires. Their who did the driving, in their over. But the crew noticed a because they'd lost the alterna-In Class 12, SCORE Lites, time was 12:58:54. Jimco, while Carlos Gomez loose pitman arm and track tor. And that's not all, said Al-there were five starters and five In second it was Leonardo navigated, had only "a few bar pin, which they hastily banez, "It was really tough - we finishers. First to get back to and Alejandro Navarrete in a flats" to trouble their day. They tightened. At their next stop lost our OPS - we had a good the finish line were Rafael Na-single seat Seagrove. Alejandro finished in 15:50:57. they installed a new pin, and time though." Their total time varro IV and Vic Bruckmann drove from the start to San Ma-In fourth it was Luis Barra-went on. They did the coast was 18:01:54. in a Jimco. Bruckmann started tias. He lost his power steering gan and David Garcia who did section in the dark, and fog, The tenth team to finish was and Navarro finished. They at La Ventana (at about Mile the driving in their Seagrove, ·which collected on the roof Marco Bernaldez and Ramon had no problems, except that 170) and had to drive to Matias with Edgar Yepis and Luis Bar-and dripped down into the Moreno in a MoreSpeed. Their Bruckmann found it difficult (Mile 230) without it, a very ragan, Jr. navigating for them. cab. They were high-centered time was 19: 10:51. to stick to the new 37 miles per difficult section. He also lost They had two flats and "fell once in the silt, and had to dig And 11th and last in the hour speed limit on the pave-an alternator. From Matias on, in a ditch." They said it had and pile rocks to get out, but class, were Francisco and Agus-ment. He must have managed after repairs, the car ran trou-been a "tough day -lot of prob-eventually made it to the fin-tin Rodriguez who used up to do it, however, beeause this ble free for his brother. Their !ems." Their time was 16:43:59. ish liQe in 18:56:14. They were 21:20:24 in getting back. They team earned no .. pena!ties. Nick time was 13:51:06. Fifth place in the class went the only finisher in the class. must have been pushing hard Tiedemann and Fernando May-The third place team of Ro-to Michael Crichton, who ap-In Class 5, which had five ., to make it before the cut-off oral did the navi atin . The berto Anda and Hector Garcia • parently hails from the main-starters, there were three fin-l'lrad Of It.,,, vacation rentals available in the. exclusive Indian Wells country Club in the sunny Palm Springs area of southern California. Two or three bedrooms, furnished for your complete relaxation, and, if you are a glutton for punishment, play golf on either of two beautiful courses. FYI, wireless internet and long distance phones calls (USA) included. starting at S4,500 in season (January thru April) or $2,300 per month out of season. Call (760) 345-6124 Page 14 July 2013 land of Mexico, way down near is hers. In first place it was Guadalajara, in Zapopan. He Cody Kellogg and Rick Wil-had a long day in the race car, coxon, who had a good race for and finished in 21:59:00, or a while with the second place exactly one minute before he team. And they went into the would have timed, out. lead when the other car broke In Class 3 the team of a c.v. Their winning time was Don and Ken Moss, and Dave 14:42:33. Grundman piloted their ven-In second place it was Kevin erable Bronco the length of Carr, Mark McNeil and Alfie the course, to earn another Bueno. Carr wasn't feeling · victory. Early in the day they too well so he got out at Ojos demonstrated to an audience Negros and Bueno got in and of frustrated racers just how drove to San Vicente. He said they have got to the finish there was a big "jam up" when line so many times over the he got to the Summit. Then years. A whole line of cars sat. Mark McNeil (Perry's son) seething with frustration as a drove to the finish, and Bueno 5-1600 car tried to get up the navigated for him. They had hill just before the Summit. a cooling fan problem early, The rocks there ca<n be nearly and then at Mile 380 broke a the size of a 5-16, and it's not c.v. But they had no flat tires. an easy task. As they watched a Their time was 18:41:50. UTV work its way around the In third place it was Jose Lo-line and up the hill, the two pez and Victor Cesena, who fin-in the Bronco thought they ished in the time of20:52:20. could· do the same with their -In Class 7 the winning team 4X4 and low range. As they was Arturo Alvarez and Donato started to move around the Jiminez, in a Ford. At the fin-waiting cars they could see it ish line they and their friends made the others unhappy. Ap-were really happy, and they parently they felt the Bronco threw beer. Their time was was going out of turn -but, 15: 13:43. when the Bronco got to the In second it was Dan Cham-5-16 and pushed it up the hill lee in his Ford. He had early and out of the way, they surely trouble, when he blew the could see the wisdom of their transmission on Laguna Sala-action. They had freed up the da, and that cost the team an hill for all of them. They went hour and a half. But they kept on, down onto the east side, moving along, running into where it was really hot, and the heavy fog on the coast line, Bronco felt it. But they got to and also losing their OPS along Mile 230, and switched driv-there. Near Erendira they got ers, Don's brother Ken taking stuck in the sand for a bit, but Dusty Times

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Fourth place in the 1600 class went to the team of Jose David Ruvalc{Jba, Kevin Carr, Mark McNeil and Alfie Bueno shared the driving duties to Dan Chamlee blew the transmission in the Ford on Laguna Salada but Steve Cruz and Abel Velazco with a trio of navigators assisting. garner a second place finish in the five vehicle Class 5. still managed to earn second place in Class 7. ==========;;;; JamesBumanaandJaysonStrachanbroughttheClass 7SXFordaround Jonathan and Jordan Brenthal shared the driving in the Ford to earrn the 500 mile course for a second place finish. the second place spot in Class 7200. Rafael/ Lopez Tollez was the second place finisher in the A TV 450 class . in the official SCORE results. ultimately, they got to the fin-took a half-hour to fix. Their In second place it was James ish line at 7 a.m., with a time total time was 14:20:17. Burnan and Jayson Strachan, of 20: 16:36. In second place, in a Ford, it Ford. Their time was 20:35:32. Third place went to Javier was Jonathan and Jordan Bren-And in third, Alonso Gonza-Manzo, in a Honda, who fin-thal who got in at Mile 230 and lez, and Oscar Solaiza, in anoth-ished in 21:59:41 went to the finish. From the er Ford, finished in 21:59:00 In Class 7200 the winner was start it was Jamie Galles and -right on the very last second Zak McKinley and Dave Boyn-Lance. They said they "hit a few before being overtime. ton who drove, and Jerry Gunn things", but apparently had no The Trophy Truck Special and Dennis Kobin, who navi-major problems, and finished class went to 18-year-old Apdaly gated. Their truck was actually in 15:04:48, and no one else in Lopez and 68-year-old Clyde Sta-a Class 3000 truck, but since the class made it in. cy, in a Chevy. Lopez did most of there were no other entries in In Class 7SX the winning team the driving, and he had problems that class they decided to "move· of Elias Hanna, Ivan Novelo and with a fuel sensor switch which up" to Class 7 200, and went Jose Luis Castro, in a Ford, had to shut his fuel down. He also had home with a first place. They change three fuel pumps and also some electrical problems. But, had one flat, and got the wheel had a couple of flats, but they still Stacy says Lopez is a good me-stuck on a brake caliper, so it finished first, in 16:01: 10. chanic. Their time was 13:34:40. In second it was the team of Taylor Mills and Josh Huff in a Ford Raptor. They crossed the finish line just in the nick of time, in 21:26:03. Ch~lsea Magness drove her ProTruck back to the finish line in 18:05:09. In Class 11 there were six starters, some of whom were very experienced teams. But only one made it back to the finish line. Rene Rodriguez ,brought; his car across the line iri 21:59:00. That meant he av-eraged 22. 7 miles per hour for those tough 501 miles. As it turned ou_t, 50% of DO YOU KNOW the finishers received penal-ties, but since SCORE doesn't identify the reasons for the penalties, nor the number of minutes added to the racer's time, it's not known what ef-fect they had, if any. It's also not known how many might be for speeding, although a number of finishers reported having trouble keeping to the 37 mph speed limit. SCORE's next race will be the Baja 1000 in November. The dates are the 14th through the 17th, and the race will be a loop, starting and ending in Ensenada. IH.U How Much You can Increase Your Business Income? .a Fmduson IIU Facebook Dusty Times Why Not Start Advertising In Dusty Times Advertising starts At Only ssa-00 Per Month Call Us At: B1 B-BB2-DDD4 Visit our website at July 2013 Page 15

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t.n.12C 59TH ACROPOLIS RALLY Latvala/Volkswagen Gets The Top Spot By Martin Holmes Photos: Maurice Selden Jari Matti Latvala and Miikka Antilla took the gold medal at the Acropolis Rally, they're seen here in their Volkswagon Polo. Jari-Matti Latvala has finally conquered his oldest nemesis, the Acropolis Rally, on his ninth attempt. Despite an un-explained poor performance on the Qualifying Stage, the 28 year old Finn made his big at-tack on Day 2, moving into the lead when 22 year old Evgeniy Novikov lost time after he dam-aged his car on a roadside rock. Novikov finished a remarkable event in ninth place as the fast-est driver on the course, but when it comes to trusted perfor-mances on what is traditionally the toughest rally in the current world rally championship calen-dar, two drivers shone brightly. Citroen's Dani Sardo doing what he does best -finishing second overall (the 20th time he has finished a WRC event in second place without ever win-ning!) and presenting his team with solid championship points. And the 24 year old Belgian Thierry Neuville, who finished third and top Ford driver, his second podium WRC result. It was ten years ago that Latvala started his first Acropolis, the youngest ever works team driver in the sport, and finished tenth. Now it was his first win on the event. Drivers of cars in three different makes ended up on the podium, but perhaps the greatest cheer came for the win-ner of the WRC2 category. In his first full season of champi-onship rallying, former Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica walked away in his class, on an event which is as rough on the drivers as it is on the cars they drive. The latest round of the 2013 World Rally Championship was back in Europe. Th~ famous Acropolis Rally in Greece at-tracted twelve manufacturer team entries, a record for the 2013 season. By international standards this was a much more localised event than usual, heav-ily centred in the region around Corinth and the Peloponnese, the area where it is rumoured the rally will be based in future. Sixth round of the series, the Acropolis still carries the tradi-tional character of an all-gravel event run in warm weather (though not always sunny, some-times wet!) and this time with some special characteristics. The format of the rally this year was different. The event was one day shorter, starting on the Friday with Qualifying in the morning followed by the Ceremonial Start at the Zappi-on in Athens before two stages that evening, the first of which was the longest of the event, at 47km. Saturday was a full day of action in the Peloponnese. The rally finished with a half day east of Corinth on the Sun-day. The rally therefore did not venture further north than the Corinth region, so no Itea, no Delphi, no Thiva and no views of Mount Olympus! The shorter format however was generally welcomed by the teams, as this substantially reduced the cost of competing here. And among the private championship competi-tors, it makes the Acropolis a rally which is more attractive. The Acropolis rally had been chosen by 17 entries in the WRC2 category, in which com-petitors can score points on six of seven selected events. Only Portugal has so far proved more attractive to WRC2 competitors this year, though there are no championship contenders this time in the WRC3 category. The move away from the tradi-tional rallying areas in central Greece however was a momen-tous step and is controversial for local fans. Economic reasons as well as creating a more com-pact event are behind the move with the authorities of Pelopon-nese more able to help with the logistics of the event. There was a night stage on the Friday evening, an inter-nationally very controversial feature. A night stage was held during the 2011 event with in-conclusive consequences, but Dani Sordo and Carlos Del Barrio drove their Citroen DS3 to a second overall finish at Acropolis, here in a sharp left hander in the red dirt. then the FIA-requested the experiment was repeated at the Catalunya Rally in 2011 with absolutely near-catastrophic consequences on the effect on the event. The problem of dust is only severe and if there is no wind, which traditionally there is not in the evenings in Greece, and if the gravel surfac-es are dry and dusty, which they usually are ... The knock-on of this situation revolves around the Qualifying Stage running order selection earlier in the day which will apply to the two stages on the Friday evening. For the long first stage to be run in daylight, a later running position should be best, but for the second (night-time) stage it will be critically important to be first car on the road. It is highly likely that the event will be won and lost before it even starts, on account o the run-ning order decisions made after the Qualifying stage. The only solution was an offer to run the early cars at a much as four minute intervals. The Acropolis Rally had one special regulation, vitally important to the teams, con-cerning tyres. On other rallies, registered championship driv-ers can only leave tyre chang-ing zones with four new tyres, on this event because of the high quantity of punctures traditionally suffered on this event, they can have five. This has a substantial effect on tyre strategies during-the event. Carrying an extra new tyre as one of the spares substantially increases the opportunities to rotate the tyres for performance advantage reasons·. This situa-tion only applies on the Friday stages, as there is a tyre change point between the first and sec-ond stage, as only one spare tyre will normally be carried. On the previous rounds of the 2013 WRC, crews wishing to rotate their tyres between stages have usually had to fit a tyre on the car that had already been used. Assuming conditions would be dry, competitors were expected to use hard tyres all the way and not normally use soft tyres during the rally at all. When DMack lost the chance to run their tyres on World Rally Cars they re-assessed the suitability of their tyres to maximise the opportunities in WRC2. With only 306km of special stage competition this is one of the shortest routes in the series this year. Fifty entries were on the original list for the rally but then the entry for Gabriel Pozzo in a Fiesta WRC had been with-drawn and later also was the WRC2/Production Cup entry for fellow Argentine Marcos Ligato. Over half of the entry were Ford Fiestas prepared by M-Sport, and nine of the WRC2 cars, were turbo 1.6 litre RRC version Fiestas plus the Ukraine Mentos team's Minis and Rob-ert Kubica's Citroen. The major technical novelty of the event was that all the ten Junior cham-.• pionship Fiesta R2 cars will run with the new GEM fuel, a mixture of regular gasolinoe, bio-ethanol and bio-methanol, aimed at reducing the impact of greenhouse gasses by more than 50% compared with regular petrol. No performance details of the modified cars were re-leased, but in recent years Fi-estas in Sweden were modified to run on eco-fuels for reasons of enhanced performance. The Acropolis organisers arranged extra refuelling zones en route for these cars because of their increased fuel consumption. It is not only the internation-al crews but also the national rally championship competitors who have been lured back to the Acropolis Rally. For national champion competitors the sec-ond and third legs count as two different events for the GRC, the first and second rounds of the Greek season. There are Valeriy Gorban and Volodymyr Kosia drove their Mini to an 18th overall Mads Ostberg and Jonas Andersson finished sixth overall in their Ford Yuriy Protosov and Kuldar Sikk emerge from a dust cloud to take a 12th finish at the Acropolis Rally, They're seen here headin' for the Checkers. Resta RS, seen here creating a dust storm on the rally. place overall position for the rally, it helps when you stay on the trail. Page 16 July 2013 Dusty Times

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I . Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul drove their Ford Fiesta RS to a third place overall finish in the rally, seen here at high speed. 33 GRC competitors, seven more than in 2012. Seven GRC crews will also be competing in the full Acropolis Rally (with international status) and the other 26 crews will compete independently only for the first and second rounds of GRC 2013. As for the national driv-ers, Lambros Athanassoulas, the only Greek driver to score world championship points on this event since 2004, drives a Ralliart Italy Mitsubishi Lancer EvoX. Big pre-event news was the decision by the Lotos team not to continue with Motorsport Italia and in future to run with M-Sport, but this came too late for the Mini team whose WRC car was delivered to the service park, now with nobody to drive it. Efforts were .made for Athanassoulas to take over, but there was an irreconcilable budget shortfall. The number of manufacturer entries there-fore goes back to eleven. Fol-lowing the decision by Martin Prokop to revert to Michelin tyres, none of the World Rally Cars were running DMack. The entry profile in WRC2 was developing strongly, now with more than half the competitors at the wheel of RRC type cars, including all four divers from Ukraine. Alketbi was changed teams, now running with the JM team. Sebastien Ogier was fastest on free practice and then on the Qualifying stage, and on his way to the primary burden of decid-ing what to do about the ap-parently irreconcilable conflict between the optimum running order for the daylight in the very long stage 1 and then in the dark and dust on stage 2. In the end the majority consensus was that the four minute gaps between the top cars would go a long way to overcome the dust problem, especially if there was a basic amount of wind. So Ogi-er chose 11th starting position with all the other Priority 1 driv-ers following suit, the only per-son to break ranks was Andreas Mikkelsen who chose third car on the road. The big surprise of Qualifying was the bad per-formance by Jari-Matti Latvala and Mikko Hirvonen. Even on QS there was a lot of dust in the air, Mikkelsen finding the cockpit of his Polo R ingesting vast quantities and blocking his vision through the screen. Kha-lid Al Qassimi found that the dust came straight through the roof vents of his DS3 and stung his eyes. Day 1, Friday evening The event started from Lout-raki with the drive firstly to Ath-ens for the Ceremonial Start {lagged off by the Greek Prime Minister which took place in warm, sunny conditions. By the time the drivers reached the start of the first stage· they had already completed 200km of driving. The long 47km first stage immediately revealed weaknesses of the VWs with Ogier stopping on the open-ing stage with a fuel pressure problem after first suffering a puncture but a reverse of for-tunes for Latvala, making third fastest time on the first stage and second on the next, despite continuing problems with his handbrake. Other drivers in trouble were Mikko Hirvonen who' lost six minutes on stage 1 with broken steering and Mads Ostberg who impacted a rock which broke a wheel into two pieces which he had to stop and change. Frequently Dani. Sordo had to shuffle his car round in the road in order to turn a cor-ner. The fastest driver on both stages was Evgeniy Novikov running ninth car on the road. Mikkelsen had trouble with his VW stalling at hairpins, while third Ford driver Thierry Neu-ville had trouble with the car failing to turn into bends. Then came the darkness and happily the predicted catastrophes did Martin Prokop and Michal Ernst drove the Ford Fiesta RS to a seventh overall finish in Acropolis, seen here in the massive dust piles. not 'happen. The second stage over Dani Sordo. Cars were run-(26km) started with a repeat run ning at two minute intervals, over part of first stage, so the the weather was cooler, the loose surfaces had been cleaned cleaning road surfaces hamper-but the rock had appeared. ing the early runners. Ogier Latvala's handbrake was now restarted the rally running first mended, but Mikkelsen had dif- car on the road and found the ficulty with the gear selection conditions were not easy and having no way to tell which gear that it was necessary to down he was in. grade his Pacenotes. Khalid Al RRC cars dominated the Qassimi spun twice, Martin Pro-WRC2 category from the start, kop had a big moment when he with Robert Kubica in Citroen misheard his pacenotes, Thierry pulling strongly away from Yuriy Neuville said the conditions Protasov in his Ford, despite be-were much rougher than last ing slowed by dust from Nicolas year. As the cars approached the Fuchs and in turn Protasov. The second stage of the loop the air Minis of Oleksii Kikireshko and was very still and there was a Valeriy Gorban started strong-strong suggestion that rain was ly although Kikireshko had a coming later in the day. Mads puncture, but in the Production Ostberg had a rear differential Cup class Fuchs punctured and problem, creating too much he had to stop to change the oversteer, Andreas Mikkelsen wheel. Stopped was Ala'a Ra-spun and had to reverse while sheed with broken steering. The Latvala arrived at the end of the leading Production Car was the stage breathing heavily "I have Evo X of Alexander Villanueva. just used up all iny luck. I hit a The highly fancied local driver large stone and I escaped with-Lambros Athanassoulas retired out a puncture ... !" from the event with a broken On the third stage of the bone in his hand. first loop Ostberg was delayed The Junior championship with a loose steering arm, "It entry featured a wide spread of happened when we were driving drivers with the more experi-in a straight!" Mikkelsen had enced drivers having the advan-more trouble completely losing tage. On the first stage Pontus the brakes! "The brakes tried Tidemand had a puncture and to come back again, but I could lost two minutes which allowed not trust them any more!" Pro-Yeray Lemes into the lead, then kop had a lot of understeer but on stage 2 retired and was lying sixth behind Nasser this let Jose Suarez into the Al Attiyah while Novikov was lead. Tidemand had meanwhile continuing with the car in a risen from eighth after the first terrible condition - two suspen-stage to third, behind Marius sion arms were broken, a brake Aasen. line was broken and a caliper Day 2 was shattered. The fourth and The half-minute lead for . final stage of the loop was Ziria, Novikov was too good to last. a popular fast and smooth stage He increased his lead on the quite out of keeping with rest first stage of the Peloponnese of the other stages, but now the loop but then came news that rain was coming. Ostberg man-he touched a stone and dam-aged to repair the loose steering aged the rear suspension, drop-arm, and another driver made ping him to eighth place, elevat-the fastest time. This was Sordo. ing Latvala into the lead. Lat-Mikkelsen was three minutes vala finally got into his groove, late arriving a.t the start of stage making fastest time which put 6, which dropped him down him a quarter minute ahead behind Al Attiyah. Latvala was steadily on his way to victory. By the end of Saturday he was more than one minute ahead of Sordo and fully in command of circumstances, to the extent that the Acropolis Rally permits, "Remember that last day puncture that Loeb had?" he mused. Sordo took no risks. "You cannot drive. The roads are completely destroyed, being fast is like a lottery." Ogier struggled o n , praying fo r rain which would alleviate the front-running disaster, and when the rain came in the after-noon he made his first fastest time of the event but it was too little too late, though he man-aged to rise back up to tenth place by the end of the day. For-tunes swayed each way. Novikov refused to ease his pace despite a spin on stage 7 on a corner that was tarmacked, "This rally is damaging whether you go fast or slow.-·· l see no reason why not to go fast." By stage 10 he had scored five best times, the fastest driver on the event. VW cars scored a meaningful 1-2-3 on the first stage of the after-noon. On stage 8 Al Qassimi rolled shortly after the start of the stage and retired. The rain got determined. Hirvonen had a puncture driving on a broken rim for seven kilometres but stayed eighth. Mikkelsen had a tyre slip off a rim, then had a puncture on stage ten "We were in the middle of the road and suddenly there was an almighty bang." Ostberg got ahead of Prokop, into sixth place. In WRC2 Kubica was mak-ing fastest times in the category one after another, starting the day 38.2 seconds ahead of Pro-tasov. At the end of the of the first loop of four stages Kubica was 1 m38.5s in front, making fastest times even on a stage where his recce was stopped when he had damper failure on his recce car. The rally had settled down with Abdulaziz Al Kuwari a steady third (de-spite a broken anti-rollbar), Subhan Aksa was fourth and after Lorenzo Bertelli arrived at the· end of the second stage with the front wheels pointing in different directions, appar-ently due to a broken subframe, Oleksii Kikireshko was up to fifth Ricardo Trivino stopped with broken rear suspension. Leading Production Cup driver was Villanueva but Fuchs was closing fast. After the midday halt the casualties continued, first out was the Production Car leader Villanueva on the first stage, then both Mentos Minis on the second with sus-pension failure while Villan-ueva stopped with broken rear Continued on page 18 Ncolas Fuchs and Fernando Mussano finished 16th overall in the rally MikkoHirvonenandJarmolehtinenDrovetheirCitroenDS3toaneighth Robert Kubica and Maciej Baran piloted their Citroen OS 3 to an 11th in their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X, seen here raising a red dust cloud. place finish overall at Acropolis, here flying by a group of spectators. overall finish at Acropolis, here in an off course excursion. Dusty Times July 2013 Page 17

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-------------------~---~---------------------·--·---·-------suspension. Protasov was able to reclaim second place from Al Kuwari after stage 9. On the final stage of the day ( 10) Aksa bought Kubica's run of fastest times to an end. Alketbi lost four minutes with a front puncture. Ala'a Rasheed suf-fered two punctures during the day. Fuchs was finally back in charge of the Production Cup climbing up from fourth to first in the category during the day, in front of the Kazakhstan driver Arman Smailov. There were punctures galore in the Junior championship not-withstanding that Hankook opt-ed to supply harder compound gravel tyres for this event for Pam, Koci and Amberg. Aasen and Lemes stopped with broken dampers and Burri was slowed by broken rear suspension. Su-arez found himself 2m28s in the lead in front of Tidemand and held a lead of around ·two min-utes through to the end of the loop. Tidemand was leading the race for fastest times points with four wins out of six. The Junior competitors did not contest the afternoon loop (being given Su-peRally penalties for the missed stages) but due to restart to run the final four stages on Sunday. Day 3 If only he could keep calm, Latvala was about to score per-haps the most important victory of his career. Greece was half the challenge. He had three times finished third, never high-er but the bigger challenge was Volkswagen. After the disas-ter of Monte Carlo and his lengthy complaint about the set-up of his car earlier in the year, this was the moment to justify himself with his bosses and his fans, the final day pro-duced few surprises. Mikkelsen climbed past Al Attiyah into fourth. Hirvonen settled into an unhappy eighth after his two punctures the previous evening, complaining that he overheated his tyres on the final stage. The Power Stage was won by Ogier, who had eased his pace on the preceding stage to preserve his tyres, only his second scratch time on all the event. Novikov was second and Mikkelsen was third quickest, both despite punctures. Ostberg also punc-tured and was resigned to an unhappy sixth. "After having all these troubles when trying to go carefully, I will having nothing to lose by going flat out when we ge-r to Sardinia." Latvala made it to the finish to score his first win with the Volkswa-gen Polo ahead of Dani Sordo in second and Thierry Neuville in third, the best placed Ford driver and gaining his second podium result of the year. And also for the second time this year it was three different makes in the top three. places. The Drivers' championship leader Ogier eventually came home to finish in 10th place overall. In WRC2 Protasov scored fastest times in the category on all four stages, Kubica survived and won the category but there was more adventure. Kubica: "In all my years in motorsport, today has been the hardest day in my career. Driving slowly is so difficult, I have never made so many driving errors." Tamrazov had two tyres slip off their rims. Fourth placed Aksa lost control Page 18 when braking and rolled off the road and retired. Villanueva went off the road and the stage was halted to attend to specta-tors who were Lmpacted by the car. Alketbi drove 10km on a stage with no brakes. Both Men-tos ·Minis restarted and eventu-ally finished but Kikireshko was exasperated at having to change flat tyres three times during stages. Bertelli withdrew after the final stage, disappointed he had to run his RRC car behind many Group N cars. The result behind the winning Kubica fin-ished with Fiesta RRCs taking 2-3-4 places in the hands of Pro-tasov, Al Kuwari and Tamrazov. The non-turbo charged Skoda S2000 of Alketbi came home fifth while the best Production Cup finisher was Fuchs in sixth place in his Evo X. The Junior drivers tackled all 4 stages of the day. Lemes had a · rally he wanted to forget, retir-ing on all three days, the final time with broken suspension on stage 11. Only six of the ten drivers qualified as finishers. Aasen went out with suspension trouble, Amberg and Bostanci with a broken driveshaft, the last two on the final stage of the event. Suarez held his lead in the category to finish over a minute ahead of second placed Tidemand who never recovered from his first day puncture. However, through the points gained for his eight fastest stage wins, Tidemand scored the same number of total points as Suarez who only had one stage win. As a result of the unusual spread of manufacturers regis-tered drivers through the top ten VW (26), Ford (25) and Citroen (22) scored very similar total points. The biggest sur-prise being that it was the sec-ond level Qatar team that scored the most points with their Ford cars! Volkswagen -now lead the Volkswagen lead the Manu-facturers' series by 18 points from Citroen. In the Drivers' championship VW drivers now hold the top two places with Sebastien Ogier ahead of his teammate by 52 points, while Jari-Matti Latvala is ahead of Hirvonen by 13 points. The best placed Qatar team driver is one of their second team representa-tive Thierry Neuville, holding fifth spot. In the WRC series, Abdulaziz Al Kuwari leads Nico-las Fuchs, who remains the leading Production Car driver, by nine points. Category winner here Robert Kubica has risen up to sixth place. In the Junior. series, Pontus Tidemand leads Jose Suarez by 10 points. Some things never change. The arrival of the mighty Ger-man Volkswagen team in Greece brought back memories of 1981, when the equally mighty Audi team first brought their Quat-tros to Greece. There was trou-ble. In 1981 the officials threw out the whole team for their personalised interpretation of regulations concerning air inlet apertures, and also censured the team for cheekily placing spare batteries inside the cars in pare ferme. In 2013 VW's rivals Citroen took the team to task for -placing spare batteries inside the cars in pare ferme. In 1981 this act invoked a hefty fine (on top of their existing exclusion), in 2013 this act was excused, but delayed Volkswa-gen's success publicity campaign by four hours. As usual, Jari-Matti had the last word! "I have come full circle. It has taken me ten years to win this event. The nearer we got to the finish of the event the more I could not be thinking about how special win-ning this rally will be!" ll\.J2C:: 59th Acropolis Rally (GR) Athens-Loutraki 31.05/2.06.2013 WCR / WRC2 (4WD) / WRC3 (2WD) Round 6, Junior Round 2 WCR points WCR WCD 2 3 1 (7) Jari-Matti LATVALA/Miikka Anttila FIN Volkswagen Polo R (M) WRC WOB-VW'J62 (D) 3h.31m.01.2s. 25 25 2 (3) Dani SORDO/Car1os Del Barrio E Crtroen DS3 (M) WRC BFSO0XB (F) 3h.32m.51.2s. 18 18 3 (11) Thierry NEUVILLE/Nicolas Gilsoul B Ford Fiesta RS (M) WRC PX12CPZ (GB) 3h.33m.15.3s. 15 15 4 (9) Andreas MIKKELSEN/Mikko Markkula N/FIN Volkswagen Polo R (M) WRC WOB-VW'J64 (D) 3h.34m.56.3s. 12 12+1 -5 (6) Nasser ALATTIYAH/Giovanni Bemacchini QA/I Ford Fiesta RS (M) WRC PX61AYL (GB) 3h.35m.13.8s. 10 10 6 (4) Mads OSTBERG/Jonas Andersson N/S Ford Fiesta RS (M) WRC PX61AWU (GB) 3h.36m.49.9s. 8 8 7 (21) Martin PROKOP/Michal Ernst CZ Ford Fiesta RS (M) WRC 06R0030 (CZ) 3h.38m.23.6s. 6 6 8 (2) Mikko HIRVONEN/Jarmo Lehtinen FIN Citroen DS3 (M) WRC CN995XE (F) 3h.'J6m.57 .8s. 4 4 9 (5) Evgeniy NOVIKOV/llka Minor RUS/A Ford Fiesta RS (M) WRC RU55ALM (GB) 3h.39m.13.0s. 2 2+2 -10 (8) Sebastien OGIER/Julien Ingrassia F Volkswagen Polo R (M) WRC WOB-VW'J61 (D) 3h.41 m.11.5s.(2) 1 1+3 -11 (74) Robert Kubica/Maciej Baran POL Citroen DS3 RRC (M) WRC2/C2 BN346MV (F) 3h.46m.20.3s. 25 12 {82) Yuriy Protasov/Kuldar Sikk UA/EE Ford Fiesta RRC (M) WRC2/C2 SPO277 (EE) 3h.47m.50.1s. 18 13 (48) Abdulaziz AI-Kuwari/Killian Duffy QA/IRL Ford Fiesta RRC (M) WRC2/C2 PX12BVS (GB) 3h.48m.33.6s. 15 14 (83) Oleksii Tamrazov/Pavlo Cherepin UA/EE Ford Fiesta RRC (M) WRC2/C2 SPO260 (EE) 3h.54m.03.9s. 12 15 ('J6) Rashid Alketbi/Karina Hepper1e UAE/D Skoda Fabia S2000 (OM) WRC2/C2 BAS 126 (SK) 4h.05m.11.8s. 10 16 (41) Nicolas Fuchs/Fernando Mussano PER/RA Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X (OM) WRC2/C3 5995HPD (E) 4h.07m.26.7s.# -8 17 (40) Arman Smailov/Andrei Rusov KAZ/RUS Subaru lmpreza N14"(M) WRC2/C3 A770TOO (KZ) 4h.08m.46.1 s. 6 18 (50) Valeriy GorbanNolodymyr Korsia UA Mini John Cooper Works (M•) WRC2/C2 WK62AWF (GB) 4h.12m.23.1s.(4) .. 4 19 (49) Oleksii Kikireshko/Sergei Larens UA/EE Mini John Cooper Works (M•) WRC2/C2 OU11BYH (GB) 4h.16m.28.2s.(4) -2 20 (72) Juan Carlos Alonso/Juan Monasterolo RA Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X (DM) WRC2/C3 7643GTS (E) 4h.18m.61.2s.(1) -1 24 (71) · Ala'a Rasheed/Joseph Matar HKJ/RL Ford Fiesta RRC (OM) WRC2/C2 PX60AWP (GB) 4h.28m.17.4s. 25 (46) Marco Vallario/Antoi Pascale I Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X (OM) WRC2/C3 DP984JW (1) 4h.38m.27.6s.(1) •• •• •• 28 (38) Ricardo Trivino/Alex aro ' MEX/E Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX (OM) ~,RC2/C3 8556GBG (E) 5h.12m.22.5s.(6) -•· -46 (16 WRC2/0 WRC3/10 JWRC) starters. 29 (13 WRC2) finishers. MANUFACTURERS' DRIVER. Tyres: DM=DMack; H=Hankook; M=Michelin; M'=with Pirelli stickers. (Missed stages or road sections) Winner's average speed over stages 87 .16kph. +=Power stage points. #C3 winner. J WRC competttors excluded from overall classification. LEADING RETIREMENTS LAST STAGE COMPLETED (10) KhaHd Al. QASSIMI/Scott Martin UAE/GB Citroen DS3 (M) WRC BF137XC (F) accident 7 (37) Lorenzo Bertelli/Mitia Dotta I Ford Fiesta RRC (M) WRC2/C2 PX60AVO (GB) withdrawn 14 (45) Alexander Villanueva/Oscar Sanchez E Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X (OM) WRC2/C3 1929HBL (E) accident 11 (76) Subhan Aksa/Nicolas Arena RI/I RALLY LEADERS Novikov stages 1-3, Latvala 4-14. WRC2 LEADER/CLASS 2 Kubica stages 1-14. The Route Special Stages Day 1 Loutraki (Friday 1400) • (1+2) Loutraki • Loulraki (Friday 2253) • Day 2 Loutraki (Saturday 0715) -(3-10) Loutraki • Day 3 (11-14) Loutraki (Saturday 2106) Loutraki (Sunday 0930) • Loutraki-Loutraki (Sunday 1456) 2 gravel-73.75km 8 gravel-149.56km 4 gravel-83.22km 14 stages-306.53km Ceremonial start Zappion, Athens on Friday at 1700. Ford Fiesta RRC (M) Total Distance 283.82km 621.02km 147.66km 1052.50km Weather: warm and mostly dry and dusty, some rain. 1 stage in darkness. Leading Special Stages positions : 1 2 3 4 5 6 Novikov 5 2 1 2 Latvala 4 4 2 2 2 Mikkelsen 3 2 2 1 Ogier 2 2 4 2 1 Sordo 1 3 1 2 1 Ostberg 1 2 1 3 3 AJAttiyah 1 4 Neuville 1 5 1 3 Hirvonen 1 2 4 1 WRC2/CLASS 2 Kubica won 9 stages, Protasov 4, Aksa 1. CLASS 3 Fuchs won 8 stages, Villanueva 5, Smailov 1. JUNIOR (Ford Fiesta R2) lidemand won 8 stages, Suarez & Lemes 1 each. WRC2/C2 PX61AYK (GB) accident 10 CLASS 3 LEADERS Villanueva stages 1-6, Fuchs 7-14. JUNIOR LEADERS Lemes stage 1, Suarez 2-14. (did not compete stages 7-10) Crews Restarting 44 42 Positions in World Championship for Rallies (WCR): Volkswagen Motorsport WRT 180 points, Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT 162, Qatar M-Sport WRT 83, Qatar WRT 71, Abu Dhabi Citroen Total WRT & Jipocar Czech National Team 29, Volkswagen Motorsport WRT 1126, Lotos Team WRC 12. .1 'I Leading positions in World Championship for Drivers (WCD): Ogier 126 points, Latvala 74, Loeb 68, Hirvonen 61, Neuville 50, Sordo 47, Ostberg 46, Novikov 31, Al Attiyah 30, Prokop 27, Mikkelsen 25, etc. Leading positions in WRC2 (4WD)(Round 6/13)(Best 6f7 scores to count): Al Kuwari 75 points, Fuchs 66, Protasov 65, Wiegand 55, Trivino 39, Kubica 33, etc. WRC2 Teams Cup: Seashore 83 points, Skoda Auto Deutschland 61, Moto Club lgualda 58, Symtech Racing 57, Skydive Dubai RT 37, Stohl Racing 33, etc. WRC2 Production Car Cup: Fuchs 118 points, Trivino 70, Smailov & Alonso 48, Kremer 40, etc. Position in WRC3 (2WD)(Round 6/13)(Best 5/6 scores to count): Chardonnet 43 points, Bouffier 25, Gilbert 15, Fisher 12, Cronin 10, Campedelli 8. Positions in Junior WRC (Round 2/6) lidemand 56 points, Suarez 46, Pam 19, Lemes & Koci 18, etc. From: Martin Holmes, Prospect Cottage, Pyrford Green, Woking, Surrey, GU22 8UZ. UK Tel: +44 (0) 1932 352894 & 347757. Fax: +44 (0) 1932 343102. Email: Loutraki · 2nd June 2013 July 2013 Dusty Times n

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more Trail Notes ... California and near Reno, Crystal Peak Loop provides amazing views of the desert while taking you nearly to Reno in your winding, fun trip off the highway with this 20 mile drive. 9. Blue Lakes and Indian Valley-Vistas here provide an amazing insight into the vast and relatively untouched Mokelumne Wilderness, as you can hike, camp, fish, and even mountian bike while not in the SUV or off roading through these beautiful lakes, meadows, and desert areas. 10. Blackwood Canyon in Lake Tahoe-The high desert area west of Lake Tahoe is home to gorgeous Blackwood Canyon that boasts phenomenal and unforgettable ATV trails with amazing, steep rock surfaces for whatever your danger level may prescribe.In all, there is nothing to be left wanting when it comes to off-roading in California. From extreme 4><4 riding, to wonderful ATV trails and other unique opportunities for dirt bikes and trail running, California truly provides everything you need to have an unforgettable summer! BEST IN THE DESERT Mm SEASON REVIEW -Amazing Venues, Super Competitive Racing & Tight Points Chases Highlight First Half of the Best In The Desert Season. The legendary Parker "425", the historic Mint "400" and the panoramic Silver State "300" ... what better way to start the 2013 Best In The Desert season. These great venues, along with the attention Casey Folks pays to make sure everyone in every class has the best racing experience possible, are just part of what makes "The American Off-Road Racing Series" so popular. Now mix in the world's foremost desert racers, and you have the perfect formula for the tightest, most competitive and exciting racing that has taken place the first half of the 2013 season.Super competitive is an understatement among the Trick Truck teams so far this year. With the first three races in the books, there have been three different winners. Jason Voss claimed the victory at Parker, Bryce Menzies took the top spot at the Mint, and TJ Flores grabbed his first Trick Truck win ever at last month's Silver State "300". This "anyone can take it" racing has really made for a fierce battle in the class points chase as well. Currently, Jason Voss and Gary Wheyrich are tied for first, with Steve Olliges sitting in second, only 22 points behind. Scott Whipple and Troy Vest are in great position as well, and are ready to shake up the chase should anybody stumble going into the second half of the season. $132,000 Trick Truck Challenge. Participating racers have also been sharing the wealth in Trick Truck bonus earnings. To date, seven different drivers have staked their claim on an extra $66,000. Jason Voss has collected the lion's share of the payout so far by taking home $16,000. Here are the recipients of the bonus payout for the first three races: Parker "425": 1st -Jason Voss $10,000; 2nd, Gary Weyhrich $6,000; 3rd -Robby Gordon $4,000; 4th - Steve Strobel $2,000. Mint "400": 1st, Mark Weyhrich $10,000; 2nd -Rob MacCachren $6,000; 3rd , Jason Yoss $4,000; 4th , Gary Weyhrich $2,000. Silver State "300": 1st - TJ Flores $10,000; 2nd -Gary Weyhrich $6,000; 3rd - Steve Strobel $4,000; 4th , Jason Voss $2,000. "Camburg Best In The Desert Award" Jason Voss also sits atop the "Camburg Best In The Desert" standings for having posted the fastest average speed on all combined race miles. So far, Jason has averaged better than 57 MPH over 1110 miles of desert terrain. Here are the standings entering the second half of the season: Jason Voss , 57.11 MPH; Mark Wheyrich -56.36 MPH; Jon Walker -53.59 MPH; Justin Lofon -53.04 MPH; Steve Olliges , 52.67 MPH. The open Class 1500 cars have another tight chase going on where the top four drivers are separated by only 18 points. NASCAR Truck racer Justin Lofton currently holds the top spot followed by Jon Walker, Chuck Hovey and Shelby Reid. An interesting note is that Jon Walker comes all the way from Tamuning, Guam to race the Best In The Desert series. Jon seems to have definitely found the contrasting environment of the Southwest American desert to his liking. In Class 6100 for the Spec Engine Trick Trucks, Jerry Whelchel, ChaSJ! Borden and Jason Ruane closed out the season's first half with just five points separating the three. These trucks are rapidly growing in popularity and the extremely close competition is a primary reason. This class is definitely one to watch out for as the rest of the season pans out.The Mini Trick Trucks of Class 7200 are another group to pay attention to the rest of the year. Al Hogan currently leads Sean Backus by 10 points. But Shawn Giordano and Randy Merritt are lurking not far behind and have their sights on shaking up the order before the end of the year.Macrae Glass finds himself with only a two-point lead over Wayne Miller in Class 8000. Glass has claimed multiple Class 8000 championships, but it looks like he could have a real dogfight on his hands this year for the crown.Aaron Hawley, Hank Winter and Jasper Dyer have distanced themselves from the res·t of the Class 2000 ranks so far. These three drivers enter the second half of the season separated by a mere six points. Manufacturer's Points. At mid-season, Ford holds the lead in Manufacturer's Points for vehicle type and engines used in Classes 1000, 1100, 1200, Trick Truck, 1500, 6000, 6100, 7100, 7200, 8000 and 8100. 2013 Manufacturer's Points to date: Ford - 170; Chevrolet - 123; Yolhwagen - 23; Toyota -18; Honda - 9; Lexus - 6. - email:, phone: (702) 457-5775 4 4 STURDY RACERS STILL IN CHASE FoR ScoRE TOYOTA MILESTONE Aw ARDS -Heading to November's 46th Tecate SCORE Baja lOPO desert race over 300 entries are expected in Mexico for final Round of 2013 SCORE Desert Series; Race Nov. 14-17 to start and finish in Ensenada, run across Baja California Norte. Following the second of three races in the 2013 SCORE Desert Series, 44 of SCORE's toughest drivers remain in the hunt to earn 2013 SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards. Leading the way are 16 amazing racers in the featured SCORE Trophy Truck division, eight in Class 10 for open-wheel race cars and six in Class 1/2-1600 for single or two-seat open wheelers powered by 1600cc VW engines. The 16 SCORE Trophy Truck drivers who have completed every race mile so far this season include the top five point leaders, four of whom are from Las Vegas: Bryce Menzies (No. 70 Ford F-150), Rob MacCachren, (No. 11 Ford F-150), B.J. Baldwin (No. 1 Chevy Silverado) and Tim Herbst, (No. 19 Ford F-150). No. 2 in points and also in the hunt for a milestone is the Mexican father/son team of Gus Vildosola/Gus Vildosola Jr., Mexicali (No. 21 Ford Fl-50). Over 300 entries, from 40 U.S. States and over 20 countries are expected to compete in 40 Pro and 7 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks motorcycles and ATVs in the season-ending 46th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. The final round of the three-race 2013 SCORE Desert Series will be held Nov. 13-17. It will race over the northern part of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, starting and finishing in Ensenada. Toyota is presenting these prestigious awards to the world's toughest desert racers for the 28th consecutive year. The SCORE Toyota Milestone awards will go to those pro car and truck drivers who finish every required mile in the 2013 SCORE Desert Series, the World's Foremost Desert Racing Series. "Toyota is proud to honor the world's best desert racing drivers," said Les Unger, national motorsports manager at Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. "For nearly three decades, Toyota has had the privilege of presenting the SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards to the toughest racers on the planet." 44 Racers have completed every required mile after two rounds in the three-race 2013 SCORE Desert Series. SCORE Trophy Truck: Bryce Menzies, Gus Vildosola, Rob MacCachren, B.J. Baldwin, Tim Herbst, Juan C. Lopez, Gary Weyhrich, Steven Eugenio, Nick Vanderwey, Justin Davis, Troy Herbst, Greg Nunley, Heidi Steele, Armin Schwarz, Cameron Steele. Class 1: Cody Parkhouse, Justin Matney, Ronny Wilson. Class 1/2-1600: Ernesto Arambula, Eliseo Garcia, Jesus Velez, Francisco Escareno, Roberto Rabago, Christian Celaya. Class 3: Donald Moss. Class 5: Kevin Carr, Jose Lopez. Class 5-1600: Clyde Stacy, Miguel Rosales. Class 7: Dan Chamlee. Class 7200: Jonathan Brenthel. Class 7SX: Elias Hanna.Class 8: Derek Fletcher. Class 10: Mike Johnson, Brad Wilson, Mikey Lawrence, Andrew Myers, J.J. Schnarr, Peter Hajas, Mike Shaffer, Perry McNeil. SCORE Lites: Lonardo Rayos, Roberto Anda. Class 19: Matt Parks CRANDON INTERNATIONAL OFF-ROAD RACEWAY'S MASSIVE NEW OBSTACLE PARK IS TAKING SHAPE -Boulders are rolling on the grounds at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway! All shapes and sizes piled up a steep dirt face with the new rock crawling area taking shape as Crandon's "Phase II" operations continue to move forward at a torrid pace on its all-encompassing off-road destination park. The latest off-road feature taking shape on the Crandon grounds' natural stadium-style setting behind the race course is the new massive boulder section (pictured) for the Pro Ultra 4-style vehicles, along with a de-tuned course where the amateur weekend warriors can give the sport of rock crawling a shot. Constructed by Crandon's Cliff Flannery and Dave Ante, with design input from defending Ultra 4 Open class series champion Brad Lovell, the Pro side of the rock crawling feature utilizes the largest of the boulders excavated from Crandon's own rock quarry. Five-to-six footers dug up and placed strategically to give the massive tire rock crawling moon buggy vehicles all they can handle. "Those rocks had my rear end tipped up in the air a bunch of times," said Flannery at the helm of a 56,000-pound excavator, while placing the 12-15,000-pound boulders on the side of the steep incline. On the de-tuned side of the feature Flannery placed two to three-foot rocks (which he said "were like shooting marbles" in comparison to placing the larger five to six-foot rocks) and combined them with some 40 tires and concrete pipe to create a challenging, yet makeable , feature for the amateur and first time rock crawlers at Crandon. Note to TORC drivers ... This area IS NOT rental car accessible! (Hahaha) In addition to the boulders and tires Flannery, as mentioned, got a hold of some concrete piping that a local construction company and friend of Crandon had laying around in their construction yard down in Green Bay. Flannery arranged to have them -along with some giant 20' x 4' mats used in the timber industry, hauled back to Crandon by the logging trucks that pass by the track on Wisconsin HWY 8. The mats will be used for traction, bank stabilization and erosion control in Flannery's new "Mud Pit," along with an incredible 45-degree mat hill climb. "I've seen some of the rock crawling on TV -mud bog, rock climbing, steep hills -and we're gonna have all that here at Crandon," said Flannery. "But the best part, instead of seeing just one feature, you're going to be able to see it all -right from your where you're standing! Plus, we've now got a lot of places where the Average Joe can go four-wheeling." You name it and the July 4th, 5th & 6th Mole Lake Casino Super Truck Challenge has got it! Obstacle Course step up for Rockers, Mega Trucks Bounty Hole, Show-n-Shine, Sand and Rock Pit, Side-by-Side high H.P. Blower and Injected Mud Drag Racing, Burn Out, Mud Pit, Tuff Truck stadium-style racing with a lucky dog draw elimination buy-back in and the Tug-O-War Throttle King Challenge® qualifier. The real fun comes into play when the "Pay to Play" entrants can also attempt the obstacle course, sand dunes, mud hole, rock wall, trail ride and a bounty hole! About Crandon Raceway-Crandon International Off-Road Raceway celebrates its 44th year of short-course racing action. The "Big House" is built on a solid foundation of world-class motorsports talent, equipment and support; the dedication of a not-for-profit board of directors ensuring the "Crandon experience," the financial support of corporate partners and the devotion of raceway volunteers and organizations that look forward to the return of loyal fans each and every year. Sanctioned by United States Auto Club (USAC) and presented by AMSOIL, Traxxas Off-Road Championship Series (TORC) will again deliver two big off-road racing action events at Crandon in 2013 - events known to bridge the gap between extreme sports and traditional high-octane racing. Visit us at Dusty Times July 2013 Page 19

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Sam Berri conquers Class 1 & overall Text & Photos: Troy Robinson .. ... Sam Berri continued to dominate the series with another Class and overall win. The Memorial Day VOR-RA race was named in honor of long time VORRA racer and supporter Dudley Tranum who passed away earlier this year. In the late 80's and early 90's Dudley raced his yellow Jeep Honcho in Class 8 and was chased all over the des-ert by the "Dude Crew". Up until last year Dudley was at most of the desert races either chasing, helping or lending a hand wherever it was needed. To honor him, Don German hosted a bar-b-que in his pit the night before the race to do what Dudley did best-bench race. This was one of the largest fields in recent VORRA history and was sure to be a great race. With 59 cars entered it shows that the economy is on the upswing and VORRA has solid support from its racers. This Yerington course con-sisted of six 56 mile loops with a short cut that had to be taken three times cut-The Zukiworld class was conquered by Dave Capell, getting the win. Page 20 ting 12 miles off the upper loop. All classes including 11 and UTV were required registration with tech inspec-to run six laps, three short tion right outside on the side and three long, in any order street. After tech inspection ve-they chose except for the first hides were then driven across lap which must be the long the street and impounded until loop. This layout made for the after the drivers meeting. some interesting strategy and After the meeting there was the was hard for the support crews annual parade up and down as nobody knew who was on Main Street. Then everyone what lap or who was leading headed to their pit for last until the very last lap. minute planning and prep for On Saturday afternoon Ca-Sunday's race. sino West in Yerington hosted First off the line was Class _______ _;;.. ______ _ me in Sport July 2013 9 led off by Don Hamilton (999). His lead was short lived as he blew the transmission part way into lap one. This let Forest Creasy (905) have clean air and set a blistering first lap speed completing the lap while the pro cars were still lined up and leaving the line. Lap two was even faster for Forest as he extended his lead. However, before he could reach check point two on lap three he too blew the transmission. Kurt Schnell (9005) was in his first desert race and set a pace to just finish. He had consistent lap times through two laps but after check three on lap three he hit a rock, bent the axle tube and broke the transmission. But going one check point fur-ther than Forest he took home the win 1n the class. UTV was next off the line and Dennis Jean (1959) was keeping pace with Forest in his Class 9 car. Dennis finished lap one while the pro cars were still staging and leaving the start. Jean completed two laps before retiring from the lead. Sean Cook (1930) had a long first lap but pushed on and called it a day after four laps with the class win. Bill Hermant (91) spent over 8 Yi hours on the course and only finished two laps for 3rd in class. Class 11 had five entries with Jerry Ornellas (1106) tak-ing the early lead and never looking back. Jerry was the only one in class to complete all six laps for the class win. Paul Nauleau and Ryan Crook (1116) have had a good run so far this year and despite some minor issues finished three laps and placed second in class. Jim Graham's Desert Dingo team (1107) broke the transmission on lap two. They were stopped in the middle of the course but before recovery Dusty Times

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r .. First in the Class 11 group was Jerry Ornellas could get to them they were run over by a faster class car ripping off the front fender. They were towed to the nearest road cross-ing where they tried to make re-w pairs but fell short and called it a day. And a shout out from the Desert Dingo team -they are looking for a blue and yellow sleeping bag that was lost in a Scott Wooden captured the Bronze in the Sportsman Class. Dusty Times Dave Schneider came in ahead of the rest of the field in Ultra 4. wind-storm; it smells like ranch dressing if anyone finds it. The Stock Full Class left the line next with two entries. For most of the day Shelby Hall (762) and Matt Myers (863) ex-changed the lead in this tightly contested battle. Myers was recovering from a broken back he suffered in a race 21 months ago. He has spent that time learning to walk again. Three weeks before the race they start-ed repairing and prepping the broken truck and just making it to the start line was a victory to them. Hall and Myers swapped the lead several times all day and heading into the last lap Myers had a slim 3-minute lead over Hall but Myers had to take the long lap with a slipping transmi•ssion and Hall was on the short lap. At the finish Hall had 9 minutes in hand to take the class win. Last to leave the line for the morning group was the Zuki-world class with three entries. This class has a series in the Pacific Northwest and they run at select VORRA races for their points series. David Capell (Z0l) had a near flawless race until the last lap when a Group Continued on page 22 Wes Harbor came in third in the Class 10 field. July 2013 Page 21

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T truck was coasting backwards down the track with a broken alternator. When the two met, the truck swerved into the em-bankment to avoid collision and rolled onto its side block-ing the course. (;:apell tried to move the truck but wasn't able to with the lightweight Zuki. Next racer on scene was Don German who wasn' t waiting and used his front bumper to push the truck out of his way and get by. This still left the course blocked for the other racers who needed to work to-gether to remove the truck that was now hanging near the edge of the cliff on the race course. Capell eventually got by and went on to the win despite los-ing a spare tire (if anyone found the tire, he says he. would sure would like it back). Eric Bew-- -. [I] HJC MOTORSP()PTS ley (Z41) lost time early with exhaust and sU'Spension issues and completed five laps before deciding they would time out if they tried for the 6th and final lap. Kris Anderson (Z37) had suspension failure on lap one causing his retirement. An hour and a half after the Class 9's left the line it was time for the pro classes to start their race. First off the line was Sam Berri (149) who was run-ning a limited VORRA sched-ule this season. Sam only gave up the lead when Garrick Frei-tas (1572) took the short loop to gain track position on lap two. Freitas eventually blew the motor on lap four and retired from the race but placed 4th. Sam went on for a command-ing win in the class and overall as well. Clayton Scudder (199) • 100 Gallon Capacity • or Double Dry Break • BZSetUp • Affordable lndyCar Fl Technology lceesaorte •Dump Cana •Hose • Reducers • Filler Necks & Caps BelDtets • Snell SA 2005 Forced Air Helmets • Wired for Communication & Ear Bud Re~y • Racing Optics Tear Offs • Universal and Custom Molded Ear Buds • Helmet Skirts • Shields loollir" Blower ems • IDgb.est Flowing Systems! • 105, 135, 150, 235 and 250 CF1l Ratings • IDgb. Flow Filters & Custom Hoses • Trophy Kart Kits for Driver & Clutch Cooler chased Garrick and Sam all day with no issues until the last lap when at high speed over a rise the car got loose and barrel rolled five times before land-ing on its wheels in the middle of the course. They were okay and after looking the car over decided to continue on despite the throttle sticking. They fin-ished 2nd in class and 4th over-all. Randall Miller (1569) ran well all day and rounded out the finishers for third in class. In Group T Don German (801) with son Chris and grand-son Walker had a flawless day taking the lead on lap five and powering on to win the class and 2nd overall as well. Steve La Roza .(7204) had a flawless day too and was leading after the first lap but settled into the runner up spot for the day. Sam The first UTV to cross the finish line was piloted by Sean Cook. Y.X • Cothrun (7272) had an alterna-but still ran well and finished tor wire break cost him some 3rd in class. Justin Silkwood time in the pits with repairs and Tim Stockwell (8069) had Co ut •• • Vertex 5 to no Watt Radio Systems • ID-Fi Intercom Systems • Chase & Race Packages • Base Station Packages • Crew Chief & Kart Packages la Ca.r Caaera.Syatem • EZ 1 Button Operation • Exclusive Racer X Motorsports Package • 5.7 hours ofIDgh Resolution recording time • Up to 12 hours of operation on 4AA Lithium Ion Batteries • Can be Interfaced to Intercom for full audio experience XC ll0 • 411/2 Gallon Capacity • SCORE/ BITD / FIA Approved • Tapered Design Provides Increased Ground Clearance & M:a.ximizes Usable Fuel • Fuel Level Sending Units Available • Caps, Necks, Hose, Filters and Pumps Available minor issues and finished 4th for the day. Mike Koenig (7235) smelled fuel right off the start and by mile three had a soaked shoe from the fuel pressure gauge lead to the dash. They immediately shut the truck off and made repairs. Once ready to go they found the battery was dead and they had to wait for traffic to clear to bump start the truck backwards downhill. The rest of their day went well and they finished in 5th. Jake Povey (1402) had a flat early on and got caught up in the bottle neck mentioned earlier and finished 6th in class. The Class 10 battle was won by Kenny Ott (1063) who fin-ished 3rd overall as well. Bonz Kudrna (1080) had the lead after the first lap but two sepa-rate rolls .cost him some time and ended·up finishing in 2nd. Wes Harbor ( 1029) had the lead after the 2nd lap, dropped some time to 2nd in class but rolled on lap five ripping the left front suspensio n off the car. The team removed the cor-ner and finished the entire las t lap on three wheels finishing 3rd in class. Dave Schneider (4471) used a customer's car and finished all six laps fo r the Ultl'll 4 class win. Tom Wayes (321) had over an h our lead after three laps but retired on lap four placing 2nd in class. The Sportsman Class was wo n by Ro bert Fessler (516) who had an up and down day running as low as 5th in class but in the last two laps gathered it up and moved to the top spot for the day. Max Baggett (42) ran well and despite getting the first place plaque at the awards was 2nd in class. Scott Wood-en (349) was leading the class through the first three laps, dropped some time on lap 4 and managed to finish in 4th place. Scott Sibbald ( 17 88) finished six laps in his Jeep speed for 5th in class while Mike Long (1408) also finished six laps and placed 6th in class. YOUR SOURCE FOB PROFESSIONAL RACE PRODUCTS Post race the awards were held once again at Casino West where cash prizes were given out. This included h alf your· entry back from VORRA to the first reported out of the race. That went to the UTV of Rob-ert Dalton (1939) who was just a few miles off the start and put a rock through his engine case. 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~ KC H1L1TES 250 T J Flores Dominates By ------. -Cody Freeman's Class 10 was about 28 minutes behind the first overall winner but captured the second overall spot. TJ Flores has had a winning season in several series this year and he flew his way to another first overall at the SNORE KC HiliTES 250 in the Unlimited Truck class with a five lap time of 4:53: 14.171. Photo courtesy The annual Southern Ne-vada Off Road Enthusiasts KC Hilites 250 presented south of Las Vegas near Jean June 8 pre-sented the typical challenges that one would find in an off. road race especially consider-ing that the event was run dur-ing the evening hours to offset the heat of Southern Nevada. But the heat was even worse for the 2013 event since tem-peratures soared ten degrees above normal in the first week of June. In fact, it was more than 100 degrees when SNORE officials dropped the green flag for an 8:30 p.m. start. However, though it all there were two winners that being (a) overall winner T.J. Flores in an Unlimited Truck and (b) SNORE, which capitalized by drawing a good field of 80 entries for an event that many years ago was the brainchild of the late SNORE President Denny Selleck. Racers are undoubtedly a hearty breed, as evidenced by the strong turnout that gath-ered in SNORE's third event of the year in a prestigious chase for the $25,000 season-ending bonus money provided via the Terrible Herbst Motor Sports Garage fund. Even with conditions so hot. The only finisher in Class 12 was Randy Jones as only one of his competition was able to finish four of the five lap course. Nick Lantz earned the win in Class 7S and is the only racer listed in the SNORE official results. Photo courtesy Dusty Times that even the reptiles seemed to be missing from the environ-ment, the likeable Flores and his co-driver Jesse Gerlach ran roughshod over the rest of the field. Class 1 was dominated by Richard Boyl, coming in almost fifty minutes ahead of the second place buggy and took third overall as well. Flores, a native of Southern Nevada and a graduate of Ran-cho High School in North Las Vegas, was the first off the line and the first competitor to run five laps to get the checkered flag. The victory was his second straight after capturing the Sil-ver State 300 in May. "We literally didn't do any-thing with the truck for this race," said Flores, beaming with a smile that has become his trademark after taking the ID Designs Chevrolet to the huge victory. "We won the Silver State race and brought it here from the shop." Flores lapped all but two drivers in his Unlimited truck for an overall time of 4 hours, 53.14 minutes to finish about 51 minutes ahead of UT run-ner up Dallas Luttrell of Salt Lake City over a 54-mile course that featured a great combina-The Class 13 group only had to finish three laps and Mike Montes eeked out a win by only three minutes and change. Photo courtesy Kelly Suiter flew around the course in 4:27:15.281 and was the only Class 15 to finish the required three lap race. Photo courtesy July 2013 tion of new layout combined with some of the old stuff. Adding even more to his resume' was the fact that Flores also finished about 22 minutes ahead of overall runner up and Class 10 winner Bryan Freeman, a Henderson, Nev., who has long been known for his consistent and well-timed talents. "We had no issues at all," said Flores, who will next run the Vegas to Reno event Aug. 15. "The course was very rough. It was dusty and rocky and a true desert race." Flores said co-driver Stepha-nie Reynolds rode the first lap while Jesse Gerlach rode the last four laps. "They both have ridden with me in the past, so they're used to my driving style," said Flores, who added that the team also received sponsorship help from Vision X Lighting, McMurrough Racing, King Shocks, Kroyer Racing Engines, Champions Race Works, Mag-num Ink, BF Goodrich and Jugz Eyewear. Other winners included Richard Boyle of Ridgecrest, Calif., Class l; Randy Jones of Simi Valley, Calif., Class 12; Mike Montes of Las Vegas, Class 13; Josh Taylor Logan-dale, Nev., Class 1450; Kelly Suiter of Henderson, Class 15; Justin Smith of Capist-rano Beach, Calif., Class 1600; Colton Gubler of Caliente, Nev., Class 18; Kevin Mc Ke-own of Henderson, Class 2000; Daryl Kysar, Class 3000; Mi-chael King of Menifee, Calif., Class 3000; Keith Minnicks, of Irvine, Calif., Class 7; Nick Lantz of Las Vegas, Class 7S; Derek Bradley, Las Vegas, Class 8; Corey Torres of Las Vegas, Class 9; Steve Bertrand of Las Vegas, Stock Bug. Continued on page 24 Page 25

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,._ -The event also featured bo-nuses including the following: $1,000 KC Lights Cash ro the first vehicle to finish with KC Lights and decals. $500 KC Lights Cash to first official finisher of combined classes of 9, 5/1600 or $1,800 to finish with KC Lights and decals. $1,000 KARTEK cash to the first winner in Class 1/2 1600 with KARTEK stickers. $1 ,000 Drykef Cash to first in Class 9 with Drykef stickers. Results of Saturday, June 8 At Jean, NV Overall: 80 TJ Flores, Las Vegas, 4:53.14. Unlimited -1. 80 TJ Flores, Las Vegas, 4:53.14; 72 Dallas Luttrell, Salt Lake City 5:44.38; 93 Eric Palacious, 6:07.53. Class 1 - 188 1. 188 Rich-ard Boyle, Ridgecrest, Calif., 5:43.37; 2. 130 Steve Hen-geveld, Flagstaff, Ariz., 4 laps. Class 10 -1. 1002 Cody Freeman, Henderson, 5: 15.39; 2. 1021 Rick Boyer, Bakers-field, Calif., 5:21.02; 3. 1087 Gary Messer, Kingman, Ariz., 6: 10.56; 4. 1016 Tim Pangborn, Las Vegas, 6: 10.56. Class 12 -1. 1216 Randy Jones, Simi Valley, Calif., 6:40.12; 2.1210 Jason Peter-son,, Granite Bay, Calif., 4 laps; 3. 1255 Kyle Cox, Cali-ente, Nev., 3 laps; 4. 1244 Eric Palacious, 3 laps. Class 13 -1. 1360 Mike Montes, Las Vegas, 4:00.16; 2. 1388 Dustin Hellstrom, Las Vegas, 4:03.23; 3. 1380 Bill Shapley, Las Vegas, 5:54.48; 4. 1307 Richard Robinson, Sandy Valley, Nev., 5:59.54; 5. 1378 Dave Nelson, Hender-son, 6:59.26. Class 1450 -1. 1484 Josh Taylor, Logandale, Nev., 4:03.42. 2. 1448 Jeremy Deak-ins, Norco, Calif., 4:52.17; Class 15 -1. 1503 Kelly Suiter, Henderson, 4:27.15; 2. 1551 Samantha Richard, Las Vegas, 2 laps. Class 1600 -1. 1619 Jus-Class 1600 was another class that had to go five laps and Justin Smith got the win by mere seconds. The Class 9s were required to finish four laps and Corey Torres took the gold, just ten plus minutes in front. tin Smith, Capistrano Beach, Calif., 5:52.15; 2. 1612 Blaine Conrad, Las Vegas, 5:52.51; 3. 1663 Christopher Adamik, Las Vegas, 7:03.52. Class 18 -1. 1801 Colton Gubler, Caliente, 1 lap; 2. John Pellissier, Las Vegas, 1 lap. Class 2000 -1. 2028 Kev-in Mc Keown, Henderson, 5:01.50; 2. 2055 Derek Tenney, Las Vegas, 5:57.44; 3. 2015 Kenneth Leavitt, Santa Paula, Calif., 6:32.04. Class 3000 -3079 Darryl Kysar, 6: 18.04, Oxnard, Calif., chael King, Menifee, Calif., 1 lap. Class 7 -1. 7234 Keith Min-nicks, Irvine, Calif., 6: 19.43. Class 7S -7177 Nick Lantz, Las Vegas, 5:54.31. Class 8 - Derek Bradley, Las Vegas. Class 9 -1. 989 Corey Tor-res, Las Vegas, 5:28.49; 2. 928 Kyle Vizzo, Barstow, Calif., 5:39.05; 3. 966 Jeff Johnsen, 5:47.12. Stock Bug: 1. 1180 Steven Bertrand, Las Vegas, 5:43.00. 6: 18.04. Further information: Class 5-1600 -1. 555 Mi- Kevin McKeown took his Class 2000 truck to a decisive victory over the competition with almost an hour to spare after three laps. Josh Taylor went the three laps required in Class 1400 and earned the Gold Medal in class. Additional photos top of next page Dallas Luttrell was the second place finisher in the Unlimited Truck Getting the Bronze Medal in Unlimited Trucks, f ric Palacios stirs up Rick Boyer shows this crowd how to land and he earned second class, but was fifty-one minutes behind the winner. some dust in his nice looking truck. place in the Class 10 contest. F-================:;;;;,-Gary Messer took the third spot in Class 10 as he's seen here running Jeremy Deakins was the second and last finisher in the 1400 class Blaine Conrad brought his 1600 around the five laps less than a through the desert. at the KC HiliTES 250. minute behind the firsp place finisher. Page 26 July 2013 Dusty Times

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Less than 11 minutes hehind the leader after four laps, Kyle Vizzo After three long laps, Bill Shapley Jr. got the Bronze Medal in thp The last official finisher in the fast Class 10 group, Tim Panghorn came home second in Class 9. Class 13 contest. got fourth only 65 minutes behind the winner. more Vorra Yerington ... frompage22 longest lap which went to Jason Arnold (805). For all of these prizes you had to be present to win. Henley Homes awarded the cash to Mike Long (1408) for being the last official finish-er. Casino West put up cash to the top three overall finishers and Anytime Fitness Yerington put up cash to the top overall winner. Not to mention the Group T side bet. This made for a lot of extra cash above the normal purse payouts for each class. Class 1 1) Sam Berri 2) Clayton Scudder 3) Randall Miller 4) Garrick Freitas 5) Jerry Wood 6) Tom Wood 7) Aaron Osborne 8) Ryan Sargent Group T · 1) Don German 2) Steve LaRoza 3) Sam Cothrun 4) Justin Silkwood 5) Mike Koenig 6) Jake Povey 7) Roger Seballos 8) Bruce Field 9) John Wood 10) Jason Arnold 11) Kory Van Norman 12) Gary Hull 13) Josh Medley Ultra 4 1) Dave Schneider 2) Tom Wayes Class 10 1) Kenny Ott 2) Bonz Kudrna 3) Wes Harbor 4) Vic Verling 5) Del Hardy .6) Dale Smith Sportsman 1) Robert Fessler 2) Max Baggett 3) Scott Wooden 4) Scott Sibbald 5) Mike Long 6) Robert Cramer 7) Linda Shelton 8) Ryan Piggott 9) Jeff Eveler 10) Robert Newdoll 11) Dave Dougherty UTV 1) Sean Cook 2) Dennis Jean 3) Bill Hermant 4) Robert Dalton Class 9 1) Kurt Schnell 2) Forest Creasy 3) Don Hamilton Class 11 1) Jerry Ornellas 2) Paul Nauleau 3) Jim Graham 4) David Meek 5) Brian Thompson Full Metal 1) Shelby Hall 2) Matt Myers Zukiworld 1) David Capell 2) Eric Bewley 3) Kris Anderson Performance Proven for Desert & Off-Road Us.e 150 Heavy Duty Sizes to Choose from Detail & Pressure Wash Tanks Marine Holding & Water Tanks Bulk Storage ~ Waste Tanks R.V. Tanks Quality Products & Friendly Service RONCO PLASTICS, INC. • 714-259-1385 • FAX 714-259-0759 • 15022 Parkway Loop, Suite B • Tustin, CA 92780 • CALL, WRITE or FAX us to Receive a Free Catalog VISA ~-------------------------------------------------------~ Dusty Times July 2013 Page 27

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M.0.R.E. McKENZIE 500 Romans Take Class 1 & overall By ] Preston Bradshaw Mike Frisby was the only car in class but he ran his six laps in 12 hours and change, Mike is seen here at high speed in the outback. Photos: Trackside Photo place, he was now 10 minutes in arrears, Danny Wingerning was up two places into third, John Ingold remained in the fourth spot and Pat Chicas dropped two spots into fifth place. George Po·ndella was up a spot into sixth, Ryan Greene ran seventh, Kevin Thompson was in eighth place and Alex Cody was in the ninth spot. Don Chase.was on his trailer. Third lap and Rick Romans continued to dominate the class, Doug Silcock held on in second place, he was 16 minutes behind the leader, Danny Wingern-ing remaifled in third place, Pat Chicas was up a spot into fourth place and George Pondel-la moved into fifth place. John -Bryan Reid was the big winner in the Trophy Challenge action, Bryan had 15 minutes in hand when he took the checkered flag. Ingold dropped into sixth place, Kevin Thompson was in seventh place and Alex Cody ran in the eighth spot. Ryan Greene was out of the race. Fourth lap. Halfway· mark and Rick Romans still led Class 1, Doug Silcock remained in the second spot, he was 23 minutes in arrears, Danny Wingerning was still in third place, Pat Chi-cas was another 30 seconds fur-ther back and George Pondella remained in the fifth spot. Kev-in Thompson moved into sixth place, John Ingold dropped to seventh place and Alex Cody remained in the eighth place. Fifth lap, Rick Romans con-tinued to lead the class, Doug Silcock still ran in the second spot, Doug was 13 minutes in arrears, Pat Chicas moved in the third place position, Danny Wingerning dropped to fourth place and John Ingold moved up into the fifth spot and Alex Cody moved into sixth place. Kevin Thompson and George Pondella were on their respec-tive trailers. There were no position changes on their sixth lap. Seventh lap and Rick Ro-mans still led the Class 1 group, Doug Silcock remained in sec-ond place, he was only four min-utes behind the leader, Danny Wingerning moved up into the top three, Pat Chicas dropped ished first off the podium. John Ingold failed to complete his final lap. The Trophy Challenge had five vehicles entered but only two of them made it all the way. At the end of their first lap it was Joe Desrosiers in the class lead with nine minutes in hand, Fred Mooney. was in second place, he was five minutes in arrears, Bryan Reid ran in third place, he was nine minutes behind the leader, Vincent Dudash ran in the fourth spot and Dan Lowe was in the fifth spot. Second lap finished and Joe Desrosiers still led the class, he had seven minutes on his com-petition, Bryan Reid moved up into second place on this lap, Fred Mooney dropped into the third spot and Vincent Dudash held on in fourth place. Dan Lowe was out of the action. Third lap and we have a new leader, Bryan Reid had taken over the class lead, Joe Desro-siers dropped into the second spot and Fred Mooney still held on in the third spot. Vincent. Dudash was out of the race. Fourth lap ended and Joe Desrosiers now led the class, Bryan Reid was only seconds in arrears in second place and Fred Mooney was gone forever. Only 63 entrants showed up for the McKenzie 500 on May 25th and 34 of them managed to make all their required laps. But, we heard little or no complaints and all we talked to said they had a good time. minute back in the sixth spot, George Pondella was in sev-enth place, Ryan Greene ran in the eighth spot, Kevin Thompson was suf-fering from a three hour lap and Alex Cody was a long 10th place. Bill Belansky failed to complete his first lap. -----------------------. in to fourth place Fifth lap and Bryan Reid now held the class lead, Joe Desro-siers ran second, he was about 40 seconds in arrears. The Class 1 troops were 11 strong and fully four of them managed to complete the entire race. Rick Romans led the first lap, Doug Silcock was six min-utes behind in second place, Pat Chicas was another six minutes back in third, John Ingold was a super close fourth and Danny Wingerning ran in fifth place. Don Chase was less than another Second lap and Rick Romans con-tinued to lead the class, Doug Silcock continued in second and John Ingold remained in fifth place. Alex Cody was out of the race. Eighth and final lap, Rick Romans came in for the checkered flag, well deserved I might add, Doug Silcock took second place honors, Lhe was only . a minute and a half out of the class win, Danny Wingerning Doug Si/cock flies his Class 1 car towards the checkered the was third to finish McKenzie 500, Doug was one minute in arrears at the checkers. and Pat Chicas fin-Sixth lap, fjnal lap and Bryan Reid came in for the class win, Joe Desrosiers took second place honors, he was 15 minutes be-hind the class leader. The SPARER Class only had . one entrant, Mike Frisby and he ran his six required laps in 12:45:52 for an average speed of 26.6mph. The Ultra Truck group con-sisted of seven entries and five of them made all the required five laps. Brian Blagg led the first lap, Ariel Verna was a min-ute and a half behind in second place, Chris Johnson ran in the -------------------------. Joe Desrosiers finished his six laps in the Trophy Challenge with ease, In Ultra Truck it was Chris Johnson taking second place honors, he Adam Spitz finished in second place in the Class 5 contest at the MORE Joe was 15 minutes in arrears when he took the checkers. finished his race seven minutes in arrears, here at high speed. McKenzie 500, Adam is seen here charging across the desert. July 2013 Dusty Times

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Ariel Verna (left) had a really good race, he took the gold medal in the Ultra Trvck Class at MORE, he's seen here on his way to the coveted checkered flag. third spot, Eric Juengling was running in the fourth spot, Steve Hearst ran in fifth place and Vi Tang was in sixth place. Rhonda Parkhouse failed to complete her · first lap. Their second lap ended and now it was Ariel Verna leading the Ultra Truck Class, Chris Johnson was running in sec-ond place, he was less than three minutes in arrears, Eric Juengling moved up into third place, Vi Tang was up two spots into fourth place, Steve Hearst remained in fifth spot and Brian Blagg dropped into sixth place. There were no position chang-es on their third lap. Fourth lap ended and once more there were no achanges in position. Fifth lap, final lap and it was Ariel Verna taking the Ultra Truck Class win, Chris Johnson took second place honors, he was seven minutes behind the class leader, Eric Juengling was third to finish, VL Tang finished first off the podium and Steve Hearst was the fifth and final finisher in the class. Class five was next up, there were six of them entered and two of them ran their obligatory eight laps. When they completed their first lap it was Rick Holmes showing the way, Zac Reish ran in the second spot, Wendy Belk was in third place, Brian Dague was running fourth, Larry An-tuna was in the fifth spot and Adam Spitz was in the sixth spot. Matthew Dormack failed to com-plete the first lap. Second lap ended and Rick Holmes continued to lead the class, Zac Reish remained in the second spot, Brian Dague moved up a spot into third, Wendy Belk dropped a spot into fourth, Adam Spitz moved into fifth and Larry Antuna dropped to sixth place. Third lap was over and Rick Holmes continued to lead Class 5, Zac Reish held on in second place, he was 36 minutes behind the leader, Brian Dague still ran in third place, Adam Spitz moved into fourth place and Larry Antuna moved into fifth place. Wendy Belk was off the scoring charts. Fourth lap completed and Rick Holmes continued to lead the class, Brian Dague was now in second place, he was 50 min-utes behind the class leader, Zac Reish dropped to third, Adam Spitz held on in fourth place and Larry Antuna remained in the fifth spot. Fifth lap, Rick Holmes was still showing the way, Zac Re-ish moved into the second spot, Adam Spitz moved up into third place and Larry Antuna ran in the fourth spot. Brian Dague was no longer running. ' Rick Holmes flies his car toward the finish line at the MORE McKenzie, Rick had over two hours in hand when he took the checkers. There were no position chang-es on the next two laps although Larry Antuna disappeared on the sixth lap. Eighth lap, final lap and it was Rick Holmes, who led all the way taking a nice Class 5 win, Adam Spitz took second place honors and that's all there was. A great Class 5 race. Class 9 was up next, there were nine of them entered and four of them made it all the way. They had to complete six laps for their race. At the end of their first lap it was Jimmy Taranto leading the pack, Jorge Ventura was in second place, he was four minutes behind the leader, Matt Creveling ran in the third spot, he was another minute and change in arrears, Dennis Pe-tersen was in fourth place and Rick Windust rounded out the top five cars. Richard Sletten was running in sixth place, Don Wood was lucky seventh and Jane Robidoux ran in eighth place. Dan Wood failed to com-plete his first lap. Second lap and Jimmy Taran-to was still leading the class, Jorge Ventura still ran in the second spot, Matt Creveling re-mained in the third spot, Dennis Petersen was still in the fourth spot and Rick Windust was still in the fifth position. Don Wood was up a spot into sixth place, Jane Robidoux was in seventh place and Richard Sletten ran in the eighth spot. Third lap and Jimmy Taranto was still leading the Class 9 pack, Dennis Petersen moved up into second place, Matt Crevel-ing remained in third place, Don Wood was up another few spots into fourth place and Rick Windust remained in fifth place. Jane Robidoux was up a place into sixth and Jorge Ventura fell to seventh place. Richard Sletten was on his trailer. There were no changes in position on the fourth and fifth laps except that Jorge Ventura dropped out of the race. Sixth lap, final lap and it was Jimmy Taranto taking the cov-eted checkered flag, Dennis Pe-tersen finished in second place, he was seven minutes in arrears, Matt Creveling took third place honors and Don Wood finished first off the podium. Class 10 had seven entrants, they had to run for eight laps for . a finish and five of them made it all the way. Roger Starkey led the first lap with ease, Kathy Kirkmeyer was running in sec-ond place, she was three minutes in arrears, Allan Lindsay was in the third spot, he was another minute in arrears, Jim McIntosh was in fourth place and Allen Engelbert ran in the fifth spot. Holli Bechard was in the sixth spot and Mike McGee was in seventh place. Second lap and Kathy Kirk-meyer moved into the Class 10 lead, Allan Lindsay was in the second spot, he was five minutes behind the class leader, Mike McGee moved way up the ladder into third place, Allen Englebert was running in fourth place, Jim McIntosh ran fifth and Holli Bechard held on in the sixth spot. Roger Starkey disappeared from the scoring charts. There were no position chang-es on the third lap. Fourth lap and Kathy Kirk-meyer still led the Class 10 troops, Mike McGee was now in second place, he was 22 min-utes behind the class leader, Allen Englebert ran in the third spot, Jim McIntosh moved up into fourth place, Allan Lindsay dropped to fifth place and Holli Bechard remained in the sixth spot. Fifth lap and Kathy Kirk-meyer was still leading the Class 10 pack, Mike MGee remained in second place, he was 22 min-utes behind the Class 10 leader, Allen Englebert held on in third place, he was another hour be-hind the leader, Jim McIntosh remained in the fourth spot and Holli Bechard ran in fifth place. Allan Lindsay was on his trailer. There were no position changes on the remaining laps so it was Kathy Kirkmeyer taking the gold medal, Mike McGee won silver, Allan Englebert won the bronze medal, Jim McIntosh finished first off the podium and Holli Bechard took fifth place honors. Class 7B had five entries and four of them made all eight re-quired laps. At the end of their first lap it was Blaze Jackson leading the class, Cliff Cole ran in the second spot, the Jerry Lawless/Ed Pendley car ran in the third spot and Jared Sallen-back was running in the fourth spot. Ralph Potts did not com-plete his first lap. Second lap and now it was Cliff Cole leading the Class 7B group, the Lawless/Pendley car Continued on page 30 Mike McGee took second place honors in the Class 10 contest, Mike Jared Sallenback was 55 minutes in affears when he took the checkered Mike Decamp gave it all he had but this race it wasn't enough, Mike was six minutes in affears when he took the checkered flag. flag in the Class 78 contest, he's seen here flying towards the checkers. was an hour and twenty minutes in affears when he took the checkers. It was a second place finish in Class 1600 for Ryan Golson, Ryan was Danny Wingering was third to finish in the Class 1 action, Danny was Eric Juengling drove his trvck to a third place finish in Ultra Trvck at the 50 minutes in affears when he took the checkered flag. 46 minutes behind the class winner when he took the checkers. McKenzie 500, Eric is seen here just at landing on his way to the flag. Dusty Times July 2013 Page 29 -

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-moved up into second place, Blaze Jackson dropped to third place and Jared Sallenback now held on to fourth place. There were no position chang-es on the third and fourth laps. Fifth lap, and the Lawless Pendley team moved into the class lead, Blaze Jackson moved into second place he was 42 min-utes in arrears, Jared Sallenback moved into third place in the class and Cliff Cole dropped into the fourth spot: Lap #6 and the Lawless/ Pendly car remained in the first slot, Jared Sallenback moved up into second place, Blaze Jackson dropped into the third slot and Cliff Cole held on in fourth place. There were no position chang-es on the seventh and eighth laps and when the checkers flew it was the Lawlwss/Pendly car tak-ing the gold medal, Jared Sallen-back took home the silver medal, Blaze Jackson took third place honors and Cliff Cole finished first off the podium. In Class 7C, there were only two entrants and neither one was· able to complete the re-quired laps. Ryan Kennedy led the first lap with ease, John Morgan finished his first lap in second place, he was 38 minutes in arrears at the end of the lap. Ryan Kennedy also led the second lap while John Morgan was nowhere to be seen. Ryan Kennedy also had a long third lap and was seen no more. There were nine vehicles in the Class 8B contest, they had to complete seven laps for their. race and fully five of them com-pleted all their required laps. Craig Reynolds led the first lap by a minute and change, Kevin Knight was second, he was a minute in arrears, Ryan Agius ran in third place, Bobby Qua-restrom was in the fourth spot, Adam Leonhardt was running fifth, Wayne Ellis was in sixth place, Mike Decamp was in the seventh spot and Jeff Musgrave was in eighth place. Sal Gomez did not complete his first lap. Second lap completed and It was a fun race for Jimmy Taranto, he took the gold medal in Class 9, he had nine minutes on his competition when he took the checkered flag. Craig Reynolds continued to lead the class, Ryan Agius moved up into the second spot, Kevin Knight dropped to third, Bobby Quarestrom held on in fourth and Wayne Ellis moved up into fifth place. Mike Decamp moved up to sixth, Jeff Musgrave ran seventh and Adam Leonhardt dropped three spots to eighth place. Third lap and Bobby Quar-estrom was the new class leader, Mike Decamp was in the second spot, he was 25 minutes in arrears, Adam Leonhardt moved way up into third place, Wayne Ellis moved up into fourth and Kevin Knight dropped into fifth place. Ryan Agius, Jeff Musgrave and Craig Reynolds were out of the race. There were no position chang-es on the fourth, fifth asnd sixth laps. Seventh lap, final lap and when the dust cleared it was Bobby Quarestrom taking a very nice win, Mike Decamp took second place honors, Adam Le-onhardt finished in third place, Kevin Knight finished first off the podium and Wayne Ellis was the fifth and final finisher. Class 8C had fou•r entries but noe of them made it for more than two laps. Don Fertal led the first lap, Keith Smith ran in the second spot and Robbie Cockrell Bobby Ouarestrom took top honors in the Class BB contest, he's seen here racing his big red truck to the checkered flag. Kathy Kirkmeyer gets a wee bit airborne at the McKenzie 500, Kathy had six minutes in hand when she took the gold medal. was in the third spot. Dean Miller failed to complete the first lap. Only Keith Smith completed the second lap, Dan Fertal and Robbie Cockrell were heading for their respective trailers. Class Yz-1600 was last to start, there were three of them entered and two of them made the re-quired eight laps. Bud Ward was the class leader when they fin-ished their first lap, Ryan Gol-son was a minute back in second place and Brittany Meyers was a very long third. Second lap and Ryan Golson was the new class leader, Bud Ward slipped into second place, he was nine minutes behind the leader and Brittany Meyers was well back but still running. Third lap ended and Bud Ward had resumed the class lead, Ryan Golson was in second place, 15 minutes behind the class leader. Brittany Meyers was off the scoring charts. There were no position chang-es for the remaining five laps and when the checkers flew it was Bud Ward taking home the gold medal, Ryan Golson took second place honors and that ended the MORE McKenzie 500 battle. Next up for MORE is the Freedom 250 night race at beau-tiful downtown Barstow on July 20. See ya all there! M,QJlJf,, Bud Ward had a great race, Bud led all but one of the laps in the 1600 action, he's seen here on his way to the sometimes elusive checkered flag. Matt Creveling was the third place finisher in the Class 9 battle, Matt is Allen Englebet finished in third place in the Class 10 battle, Allen finished Blaze Jackson took the bronze medal in the Class 78 action, Blaze is seen here at high speed out on the desert. two hours and change behind the leader, here at high speed. seen here at high speed looking for the checkered flag. Adam Leonhardt drove his Ford to a third place finish in the Class BB Pat Chicas finished first off the podium in the Class 1 action, Pat is seen Don Wood took fourth place honors in the Class 9 combat, long first and action, Adam was only two minutes out of a second place finish. here just at one of many landings during the race. fiMh laps made it a long day, seen here at high speed. Page 30 July 2013 Dusty Times

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ii llilBARKRIVER Boudoux Takes Two In Sport 4 By Mike Reusche Photos: Scott Behnke At the start of Sunday's light Buggy Race Bryan Holtger leads Tony Keepers, and eventual winner, Jaime Kleikamp. to tail as Zipperer anticipated Johnson's every move. Then coming through the County Road Jump and into the final turn, Luke Johnson made an inside move in the final turn and took the win by less_ than two feet. Officially it was Luke Johnson first, Andy Zipperer second, JR Wheeler third, and Scott Schwalbe in fourth. The Oakley Bomb fast lap went to John Frana. Dan Boudoux displays his flying form as he grabbed the win on both days in Sport 4. Next up was the field of thirteen PRO-Light racers. As the field lineup for.the start, the Loctite truck of Nick Baumgartner and Rafael Na-varro in his Boss Snow Plow Bark River Celebrates 38 Years of Short-Course Off-Road Race with the TORC Series The thirty-eighth edition of the TORC Bark River weekend of racing saw a change in its date. The usual mid-July run-ning of the event was moved up the schedule to the second · weekend in June. Boss Snow Plow, Island Inn Casino & Resort, and Stewart Manufac-turing, all area companies lent their support for the third stop of the season for the PRO driv-ers and the opening weekend for the Sportsman competitors. The weekend itself saw variety of weather conditions, which is typical for this time of year in the upper Midwest, and some-how all three days of racing went off without any real delay. The Bark River Lions Club as well as the entire commu-nity has supported this race for thirty-eight years and its all volunteer staff work long hard hours and year after year as a bigger and better event seems to happen, not only for the competitors, but the fans as well. The race facility offers an incredible spectator hillside to watch the TORC weekend, as well as a large camping area that really welcomes families to come out and enjoy the week-end of racing. This event is the Zipperer Ford were on the front row. Lions Club main fund raiser, The Friday evening PRO When green flag racing began, and over $350,000 has been round of racing was the result Baumgartner lead the first lap. raised over that last ten years of the Round 3 rainout at Quickly the Traxxas Nissan thanks to short-course off-road Eldora Speedway. Fortunately of Keegan Kincaid and the racing. this time of year the sunset Monster Energy Toyota _of CJ The 1.44 mile long track at happens around 10pm so the Greaves took over the top two Bark River is not only techni-conditions were ideal for the spots during the second lap. cal, but very fast. There are evening's racing. Greaves passes Kincaid over large elevation changes, fast First up were the thirteen the Tra.xxas jump to take the sweeping turns, and some bru-racers in the PRO-Buggy class. lead. The lead is short lived tal rhythm sections. The course Racers from seven different ·as Greaves spins leaving the keeps the drivers "up on the states lined up on the grid. The "horseshoe" just before the wheel" and the 15,000 specta-two wide rolling start saw the mandatory caution allowing tors on their feet all weekend top six qualifiers inverted this much of the field to pass. long. put Floridian Mike Hester and The running order as the The race program began on Indiana's JR Wheeler on the field takes the green for the Friday afternoon with practice front row. The race, as with all second half of the race is Kin-for all competitors and then the PRO classes, would be ten caid, Baumgartner, Lovell, qualifying for the PRO classes. laps with a halfway mandatory Mittag, and Morris. The final The weather was a little on the caution lap. five laps sees the AMSOIL Nis-cool'·side, but mostly sunny as The start saw the top three san of Brad Lovell moves up the majority of the one hun-qualifiers move to the front of to second as Baumgartner is dred and twenty five races took the field with Andy Zipperer back in third feeling the pres-to the track for some practice driving the Loctite supported sure from Ethika backed Doug laps. Buggy in the leader, with the Mittag and independent racer The late afternoon PRO RCV Performance/"the Offi-Shawn Morris. Qualifying results were: cial" Brand Name Prescription On the final lap Morris gets PRO-4x4: 1. Johnny Greaves Card/ AWD Buggy of John Fra-around Mittag and makes a -2. Mark Jenkins -3.Scott na in second, and Luke John-very late move on Baumgart-Douglas son in the Undead Power/Peak ner to take the final spot on PRO-2WD: 1. CJ Greaves Motor Oil / Buggy in third. the podium. The final results - 2. Rob MacCachern -3. Jeff The top three held their posi-w.ere Keegan Kincaid first, Kincaid tions well past the mandatory Brad Lovell second, and Shawn PRO-Light: 1. CJ Greaves caution, when Frana retireg Morris third. Lovell's second -2. Brad Lovell -3. Keegan with electrical issues. This left-place finish was a credit to his Kincaid Johnson to battle with Zipperer team as they thrashed to get PRO-Buggy: 1. John Frana with three laps to go. The.-two the truck ready after a hard -2. Luke Johns<;m -3. Andy Alumicraft buggies we_re·nose crash in practice just a couple ----------,,-----,--.....; ______ ...., of hours before race time. The Traxxas Maxx Lap went to Keegan Kincaid. It's already 8 o'clock in the evening yet the sun is high in the sky as thirteen PRO-2WD trucks take their warm-up lap. The front row has the AM-SOIL/General Tire Chevy of Mike Oberg and the Traxxas / BFGoodrich Tire Ford on the front row with the Red Bull/ BFGoodrich Ford of Bryce Menzies and Jeff Kincaid driv-ing the Maxxis Ford in row two and the two quickest qualifiers, CJ Greaves driving the Monster Energy/Maxxis Toyota and Rob MacCachern behind the wheel of the Traxxas/BFGoodrich Tire RAM occupied row three. The start has pole sitter Oberg in the early lead, but Bryce Menzies grabs the top spot halfway around the open-ing lap. Quickly Menzies with MacCachern on his bumper, opened up a slight gap on the rest of the field. CJ Greaves makes his way into third get-ting around Chad Hord just before the mandatory caution. When the second half of the race begins, things get a bit crazy. Suddenly Greaves slows coming through the County Road rhythm section. Then MacCachern gets around Men-zies, only to slow down a half a lap later with steering issues. Now Menzies was leading Hord, Oberg, and Mike Jenkins. Heading into the final lap Jenkins hits Oberg while com-ing over the Boss Snow Plow table top. Somehow the AM-SOIL Chevy spun around with-out rolling over. While this was going on Matt Cook avoided the mayhem and maneuvered his Ethika/Pabst Blue Ribbon/ Ford in third. At the checkered flag the top three were Bryce Menzies, Chad Hord, and Matt Cook with Mike Jenkins fourth and Mike Oberg fifth.. The 0-akley Bomb fast lap went to Continued on page 32 In Single Buggy Bob Blaney scored second on Saturday but dropped In the Pro 2WD competition Jeff Kincaid came in seventh, 12th and Randy Eller's high flying form didn't translate to a great weekend. to fourth in Sunday's action. eighth as he's seen here being chased by CJ Greaves. His efforts resulted in a DNF, ninth and another DNF. Dusty Times July 2013 Page 31 .....

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In the three day event Chad Hord flew his Pro 2WD to a second, In both of the weekend races Dan Beauchamp took an early lead Garrit Bancroft drove his Ford Super Truck to respectible third and fourth and seventh. but fate handed him two DNFs. fourth finishes. Bryce Menzies. The final race of the evening was PRO-4x4. The Traxxas/ BFGoodrich Tire RAM trucks of Rob MacCachern and Mike Jenkins were on the front row, with the Ricky Johnson/Red Bull and the Scott Douglas / AMSOIL Fords in the second row, and Johnny Greaves in the Monster Energy Toyota and Mark Jenkins in the Traxxas/ Ford in row three. The start saw Johnson and Page 32 Greaves head into the first turn side by side with Johnson taking the lead. Then two laps later Greaves took the lead heading over the Red Bull Ta-ble Top and held it all the way to the finish. Mea.nwhile Doug-las had an uncharacteristically slow start, but by the manda-tory yellow he had passed Mac-Cachern, Mike Jenkins, and Adrian Cenni to move into the third spot. The second half of the race -----------------------saw a tooth and nail finish between Greaves and Johnson. Greaves held on to win by barely a truck length. On the last lap, Mark Jenkins start-ed to catch Douglas, but ran into the outside wall of the horseshoe turn, ending his day. Officially first place went Johnny Greaves, second place to Ricky Johnson, third place to Scott Douglas, and fourth to Rob MacCachern. The Oakley Bomb fast lap went to Johnny Greaves. Just as the podium celebra-tions ended, the sun was set-ting behind the trees of Michi-gan's Upper Peninsula. Then next morning it was time for the Traxxas TORC Sportsman Series presented by AMSOIL to begin its season. Saturday's racing would be Round One for the eight differ-ent Sportsman classes. The morning practice ses-sion was delayed about 30 min-utes as a rain shower passed through the area, but the day's program went off on time. First up on the docket was the combined Classix/Stock Truck race. The race had both groups of racers take the roll-ing start together, with the faster Classix racers lined up in the front. The race was seven laps long and didn't pause for the mandatory caution. The Classix race began with the Awareness for Autism Olds Cutlass of Jeremy Dake grab-bing the lead as reigning cham-pion, Dale Chestnut was chas-ing him down in his Double D Services Ford Bronco. On lap three Chestnut slightly tapped Dake has they were cresting the hill causing Dake to bar-rel roll down the back side of the rise. The contact was not intentional, but it did happen in the wrong part of the track. Dake crawled out of the "Amer-ican Stocker" unhurt, but the TORC officials had Chestnut come in to serve a enal . This put Scott Muller's Chevy Monte Carlo into the lead and with Crandon duo of Bill Wilson and Mike Mischler running second and third re-spectively. It looked like that's how they would finish, but after serving ·the rough driving penalty, Chestnut drove like a man on a mission. The blue Bronco made two late race passes to finish in the runner-up position. The finishing order was Mueller, Chestnut, Wilson, and Mischler. At the same time the Stock Truck class was racing its seven laps as well. This class has a good mix of veteran competi-tors and rookie racers. Early in the race current class cham-pion Matt Ives was in command when electrical issues forced an early retirement. Then it became a battle between two rookie drivers, Sam Jacques in his Dent Side Racing Ford F-150 and Cory Marquardt in the Dodge RAM 1500. The race came down to who could keep their momentum up in the cor-ners as Marquardt took the win and Jacques crossed the line in second place. Another rookie racer Troy Peterson stayed out of trouble, ran consistent laps, and filled the final spot on the podium. As the twenty-two car Light Buggy field began its warm-up lap more light rain began to fall. Regardless TORC officials continued with the race. The Light Buggy field is usually the largest group of racers every weekend, and Bark River was no different. These buggies are reminiscent of off-road buggies from the 60's and early ?O's, as the front suspension uses a stock VW axle beam, the rear suspension uses a stock torsion housing with stock plates and arms, as well as a stock trans-mission and a stock single port VW engine. This i~ a very af-fordable entry level class. The start saw Fall Crandon CJ Greaves captured a 13th, second and first in Pro 2WD and a ninth, second and first place in the Pro light competition. July 2013 winner Jaime Kliekamp take the lead by the end of the first lap. As the field made its way around for the second of eight laps, the rain began to fall much harder. Now the rac-ers had to battle not only each other, but the difficult weather conditions. The rain made a mess out of the track making a clear vision a premium for the racers. One of the racers, current class champion Greg Stingle was running fifth when he missed pulling a tearoff and went off track hitting an object that destroyed the right corner of his suspension. With Stingle out of the mix the top four racers were left to fight for the podium. Kliekamp was out front as a late charge saw the teenager Billy Buth move into second place. After eight laps Jaime Kliekamp took the win, a very muddy Billy Buth was secon~t as Bryan Heitger held off a late push from his brother-in-law Craig Pait! to take third. Just as the Light Buggy race concluded, the rain stqpped enabling the great Bark River track crew perform some main-.• tenance before the combined Super Truck/ Formula 4x4race. The Super Truck division is basically a PRO-2WD"race truck will engine limitations that run on DOT tires. The class look like it is in the midst of a resurgence as several new racers have come to Bark River. The combined race would run eight laps, but without a man-datory caution lap. The race began with the B & L Sand Toys Ford of Gerrit Bancroft, the Monster Energy Chevy of Jerry Edgerton, and the Cenex Chevy of Bob Grem-ler jockeying for position dur-ing the first four laps. Eventual-ly reigning class champion Bob Gremler took command of the race and stood on the top spot on the podium. Jerry Edgerton returned after a long offseason recovering from injuries suf-fered at Fall Crandon to take second, lower Michigan's Ger-rit Bancroft took the final spot on the podium. In his first off-road race ever, Kevin Han-negraf finished fourth in the Awareness for Autism Chevy Silverado. The Formula 4x4 group is another group of racers that preserves the early heritage of off-road racing. These four-wheel drive trucks are similar in design as old school Class 3 desert racers, with a few mod-ern updates in the rules. The c;lass itself had an unexpected low turnout, as Brad Lemarche cruised to an comfortable vic-tory, over veteran Dave Miah. Dusty Times

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Rookie Driver Mark Kleinman didn't finish the first race and earned Mike Jenkins (4th, 5th and 10th) leads Bryce Menzies in the tight Jerry Edgerton earned the Silver Medal in his first race but fell to ninth and eighth places in the next two. Pro 2WD competition. sixth in the second in the Super Truck competion. Third place went Upper Penin-sula resident and rookie driver Alex Hinze. The Single Buggy racers were next as light rain fell briefly at the start of the race. The eight race saw the field quickly spread out, probably due to the wet and greasy track, as Mark Steinhardt took command as Bob Blaney and Rob Kinner fought for the second spot as the field slowed for the man-datory caution. The second half of the race saw Steinhardt continue where he left off in 2012, winning another race. Meanwhile Southern Wiscon-sin's Bob Blaney held his spot to take second, as Bark River's own Brad Erickson made a late race charge to overtake Kinner for third place. The final Sportsman race of the day was the Super Stock Truck group. This bunch of rac-ers always puts on a great show and Round One was no excep-tion. Many of the drivers are from Northern Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula and many of them have large fan bases. Whenever there's a change in position among the front runners, you can usually hear the cheers in the grand-stand;; At Bark River one of the largest cheering sections is for current class champion and Upper Michigan resident Dan-ny Beauchamp. But nobody forgets about the racers from Abrams, Wisconsin, home to names like Demeny, Byng, and Greaves, a small town just north of Green Bay that has a great racing heritage as well. The start saw a good por-tion of the crowd go wild as Danny Beauchamp jumped into the lead with Larry Macoisek in second with Don Demeny in third. On lap three De-meny moved into second with his sights set on Beauchamp.· When the mandatory yellow flag came out, the rest of the thirteen truck field was able to bunch up on the leaders. position. By the race track in order to extract third lap, Greaves MacCachern and his truck. successfully navi-Much to the dismay of Oberg, ga,ted his way from the race was stopped and a. the sixth starting complete restart was mandated. position to take the Somehow MacCachern's truck lead. Navarro hung was unharmed during his off-tough and held sec-track incident and he returned ond place going into to the line-up as well. the mandatory cau-The restart saw Oberg take tion. When the field the lead at the first turn, but went back to racing Jeff Kincaid was out front by Greaves continued the end of the opening lap. When racing resumed it looked like nobody would catch Beauchamp. Then on the eighth and final lap, Beau-ch amp's Hill Top TV backed F-150 began to slow and everyone wonder if he could limp his way the last hundred yards to victory. The answer was no, the truck stopped just a In_ Pro 2~d co:'1petion Ma:k Jenkins (eighth, eighth and fifth) chases few feet from the fin-high flymg Mike Oberg (fifth, seventh and twelvth). to lead and con-Right behind in second was CJ trolled the top spot Greaves, with Bryce Menzies in all the way to the third. The top three were really finish. Meanwhile applying pressure to one anoth-Brad Lovell and er, but held their spots going ish. Another loud cheer came Frana matching lap times, the from the crowd as Don Demeny Illinois resident couldn't find in his Nsight RAM stormed by a way around the Californian. to take the win. Larry Maciosek At the finish Johnson took the finished second and a very win, Frana the runner-up spot surprised first time racer, Matt just. 721 second back, and after Siorek finished in third. a last lap rollover by Andy Zip-Danny Beauchamp was cred-perer, JR Wheeler completed ited with a ninth place finish. the podium. The Oakley Bomb Later that night the team found fast lap went to Luke Johnson. the problem, a loose supply A field of fourteen PRO-side fuel line. Light racers lined up in the After a brief intermission same order as Friday's race. to give the track crew so time This time Rafael Navaro to work on the track, the PRO grabbed the early lead as other Buggies lined up for their fifth front starter Nick Baumgartner race of the season. was shuffled back to the fourth Keegan Kincaid quickly moved into the mandatory caution. ahead of Navarro. Heading in Then just before the racing re-to the final lap Kincaid found sumed Kincaid pulled into the an opening and grabbed the Hot Pits, and never returned to runner-up position just before the track. the checkered flag. The finish-Suddenly Rob MacCachern ing order was Greaves, Kincaid, was in third place and really Lovell, Navarro, and Morris. attacking Menzies after the re-The Traxxas Maxx Lap Award start. With three laps to go, went to CJ Greaves. MacCachern got around both The PRO-2WD Round 5 ac-Menzies and Greaves to take tion saw Mike Oberg take the lead. In between all of his was lead on the opening lap, but Chad Hord, just waiting to midway through the lap, Rob capitalize on a front runner's MacCachein went off course mistake. After ten laps the fin-and ended up in a creek. The ishing order was: MacCachern, safety crew had to block the Continued on page 34 When the PRO Buggies took to the track, one realizes this field has a very diverse group on engines in the 1800 pound open wheel single seaters. Hon-da, Volkswagen, Toyota and General Motors are all well rep-resented. The starting line was the' same as Friday's race, and when the green flag was waved Florida's Mike Hester grabbed the lead. By the third lap Luke Johnson had moved to the front with John Frana right on his bumper. When the halfway caution came out the two front runners had a substantial gap on the rest the of the field, but of course that disappeared as the field was regrouped for the we would Like to congratulate SNORE KC HiLiTES 250 final five laps. The restart saw Johnson continue to lead, even with 1s~ Place Class ,a Randy Janes/ Johnny Burns :Jrd Place Class 9 -Jeff Johnson/Creg Cott 1.e~ us t:e~ You To The Winner's Circlet Call Jeff or Johnny 818-998-2739 se,vlclng All T,ansaxles Ricky Johnson had a very good weekend, earning second, first and third in the Pro 4x4 competition. Po,tin, Mendeola, A/bins, All vw,. Oto Autos 9763VARIELAVENUE, CHATSWORTH, CA91311 Dusty Times July 2013 Page 33

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CJ Greaves, Menzies, Hord, and Mike Jenkins. Ihe Oak-ley Bomb fast lap went to Jeff Kincaid. The final Round 5 action of the day was PRO-4x4. The race was dominated by Ricky Johnson as he led all ten laps. Second place finisher Rob MacCachern did challenge the reigning PRO-4x4 Champion, but on this day, Johnson was the man. Johnny Greaves lost his front drive early in the race and never was a factor. The battle on the track for much of the race was between Scott Douglas and the Jenkins Broth-ers. At one point all three had occupied the final podium position. In the end it would be Mark Jenkins taking third followed by Scott Douglas and then Mike Jenkins. The Oakley Bomb fast lap went to Ricky Johnson. The third and final day of racing at Bark River Off-Road Raceway brought clear skies and warm temperatures to the Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Sportsman Round 2 action began with the seven lap com-bined race featuring the Classix and Stock Truck racers. The quicker Classix group saw Dale Chestnut lead flag to flag for his first victory of the year. Scott Mueller couldn't quite catch Chestnut and had to settle for second this time around. Then Dillon Mischler, who is splitting seat time with his father, in his first time in competition, comes home in third place. The Stock Truck division saw Matt Ives come back from Round 1 mechanical issues to take the win as Sam Jacques repeated his Saturday perfor-mance with another second place. The final spot on the po-dium saw Brandon Rouse, after taking a year off from racing, finish third. The large Light Buggy group only had to race each other as the weather conditions were ideal for off-road racing. The start had two veteran racers on the front row, Tony Keepers and Todd Lemke and if either one could get a good start, it would go a long way to winning the eight lap race. Lemke did get the holeshot and the first half of the race he was unchal-lenged. The mandatory yellow would regroup the field and the faster racers in the class had their sights sets on Lemke. On lap five, Billy Buth moved up three spots looking to pres-sure Lemke, meanwhile Matt Mullen continued to run in the third spot. In the closing laps Buth and Mullen gained ground on the -leader, but ran out of laps. The Round 2 finishing order was; Lemke, Buth, Mullen, Tilkens, and pole sitter Keepers round-ing out the top five. The Super Truck/ Formula 4x4race saw a relative newcom-er to the sport, Troy Retzlaff in a former Greaves Motorsports chassis, take the lead of Sun-day's race with another rookie Tim Nelson right behind in sec-ond place. The top two finish-ers from Saturday ,Gremler and Edgerton, were having their own issues, as Edgerton spins and stalled his truck as Grem-ler had a slow start and has to work through traffic. Eventu-ally Gremler cleanly passes the two rookies with ju$t a lap before the finish. The podium has Gremler on the top of the box with Troy Retzlaff in sec-ond, and Tim Nelson in third. The Formula 4x4 group only had two trucks that complet-ed all seven laps. Saturday's winner Brad· Lemarche won comfortably over rookie Alex Hinze. The eight lap Single Buggy race was and the race was one of the more exciting Sports-man races of the day. '11idiana's Jeff Bechinski grabbed the lead right from the start while Saturday's winner Mark Stein-hardt started at the back of the field and really had to work if he wanted to find the podium in Round 2. By lap three the top three racers were set, only the finishing order would be determined by the checkered flag. Bechinski was in the lead as Brad Erickson was running second, and Steinhardt was charging forward in third. P.T. Barnum once said: ''lwfllout Promotion somethin1 terrible happens: No~lllns,, •• If fllat is your situation let Dusty Times help you pnmote your buuness, For 30 ftars we hate been the YOice of the lff Road Racina community, You adYertisement in Dustt Times will put your pnduct in front of many people, Some will need your product, some will not, Aren't you lust anxious to know who really needs you1 Call us for further information, 818·882-0004 Page 34 At the mandatory caution, the field was grouped pack together and this was Stein-hardt's chance to move up the order. With two laps to go,. the multi-time class champion disposes with Erickson com-ing out of the Cooper Corner, and the goes under Bechinski through the Peak Oil Sweeper to take the lead and the win. Erickson muscles his way past Bechinski on the final lap to finish second, as Bechinski takes third. The second meeting of the Super Stock Trucks began much like the opening round of racing. Danny Beauchamp in his black Ford F-150 quickly stormed out to the lead, but this time Nick Byng in his Lu-cas Oil Ford was right behind in second with yesterday's win-ner Don Demeny in third. The top third held their spots as the mandatory caution came out. Meanwhile rookie Gaitlin Keehner was giving Larry Ma-ciosek all he could handle as the two occupied fourth and fifth at the break. Just as the field was going back to green flag racing, the leader Beauchamp .pulled off the track with ignition issues. Now Byng had to hold off his neighbor Demeny for the final four laps. Behind Demeny, Keehner and Maciocek were trading an awful lot of paint and eventually Keehner move up to the third position. With only two laps to go, Demeny had a couple of op-portunities to get under Byng, but the leader quickly closed the door both times. At the fin-ish it was Nick Byng taking the win, Don Demeny about one truck length behind in second, and Gaitlin Keehner bringing his Carpet Care Ford across the line in third. After a quick break for track prep the four PRO divisions lined up for their Round 6 action. The PRO Buggies lined up for the third time during the weekend. For the third time in a row is came it was the Luke Johnson and John Frana show. This time Frana held a slight lead as the mandatory caution came out. Third place at the break was JR Wheeler, followed by Scott Schwalbe. When racing resumed it looked like Frana would take his first win of the TORC season. Then with less than two laps to go, Johnson got under Frana J,.eading into the Cemetery Turn, made contact, pushing the AWD PRO Buggy out of the groove and into sec-ond place. Frana made a last lap charge, in fact it was the fastest lap of the race, but came up .4 second short of victory. Officially it was Johnson first, Frana second, Wheeler third, and Schwalbe fourth. As men-tioned, the Oakley Bomb fast lap went to John Frana. The final PRO-Light race of the weekend really heated up quickly right from the green flag. Early on Baumgartner and Morris are running up front, but Kincaid and Greaves who were starting well back in the field and were quickly making passes trying to reach the two front runners by the mandatory caution. July 2013 Squatting low, Rob MacCachren also had a good weekend in Pro 4x4, earning a fourth, second and fifth for his efforts. By the end of the third lap Baumgartner, Morris, Kin-caid, and Greaves were literally four wide coming through the County Road rhythm section headed for the finishing line jump. Somehow everyone made it through all heading in the right direction. The result was CJ Greaves took over the lead as Morris continued in second place, Kincaid was in third, and Baumgartner was shuffled back to fourth. When the field went back to racing after the mandatory caution, Greaves opened up a gap on the rest of the field, as Kincaid went back and forth a couple of times for the second position. With two laps to go, Kincaid made the pass stick, dropping Morris to third. At the finish it was Greaves taking the win, with Kincaid finishing in the runner-up spot, Morris took third, and Baumgartner held off a late charge from Doug Mittag for fourth. ffhe Oakley Bomb fast lap went to CJ Greaves. The PRO-2WD class was next and the first half of the race saw plenty of action. At the start, Matt Cook spins in the Horseshoe Turn and slows up Rob MacCachern. Then later in the opening lap Steve Barlow rolls over, but keeps on racing as the incident slows up the pace of Bryce Menzies. At the end of the first lap, Chad Hord is in the lead, but he is suddenly off the pace as CJ Greaves goes by to take the lead. Through all of this Mac-Cachern finds himself in sec-ond place with Kincaid and Menzies right behind. As the field restarts after the cau-tion lap. Kincaid is off the track moving Menzi~s to third. Quickly MacCachern tries to make a move on Greaves in the County Road rhythm section, but Greaves won't let it hap-pen. As the laps wind down, the field begins to spread out. At the finish it was Greaves with the win, MacCachern in Second, and Menzies third. A special mention goes out to Jarit Johnson as he has his best PRO-2WD finish of his career, completing all ten laps taking home sixth place. The Oakley Bomb fast lap went to CJ Greaves. The final race of the Bark River weeks was the PRO-4x4 class. The starting grid had Mark Jenkins and Scott Doug-las on the front row. When the green flag was waved the two swapped the lead spot several times before Jenkins took com-mand of the. position. Then Johnny Greaves was locked in a battle with Douglas, as he two would eventually move up a spot to second place. By lap four Ricky Johnson was racing in the third position as Doug-las dropped to fourth place. The second half of the race the top positions did not change, giving Mark Jenkins his first PRO-4x4 win of his career. Along with the win Jenkins also took home the Oakley Bomb fast lap award. The Sport 4 division also ran both days during the PRO-4 rounds of racing. This new class is a' limited version of PRO-4x4. There w~r'e three entries and both days were won by Dan Baudoux. Look for the class to grow during the com-ing year. · After six rounds of racing in the Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL, here are the championship lea·ders in the PRO categories; PRO-4x4 -Ricky Johnson, PRO-2WD -Bryce Menzies, PRO-Light -CJ Greaves, PRO-Buggy -Luk~ Johnson. After two rounds of'racing in the Traxxas TORC Sports-man Series presented by AM-SOIL here are the champion-ship leaders; Sport 4 -Dan Baudoux, Super Truck Bob Gremler, Super Stock Truck -Don Demeny, Stock Truck -Sam Jacques, Formula 4x4 -Brad LaJnarche, Single Buggy -Mark Steinhardt, Light Buggy - Billy Buth, and Classix -Dale Chestnut. Looking back on the week-end, the Greaves family landed on the podium six times, in-cluding four wins, as well as two Oakley Bombs and two Traxxas Maxx Lap awards. The other father and son combina-tion of Ricky and Luke John-son also saw the podium box in Bark River with five podium finishes that included three wins and four Oakley Bombs. Short-course off-road racing is truly a family sport. With both the Sportsman and the PRO sides of the TORC series running at full speed, look for even bigger crowds and even more racers at the next event, the Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run in Crandon, Wisconsin, held on June 29-30. Along with the TORC racing, the 20th annual FCP Chairman's Cup PRO2 v. PRO4 Challenge Cup, will once again take center stage. See you in Crandon! ~F;;;?-,r:;;: Dusty Times

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BFGaodricli BFGoodrich ® Tires Drivers Rack Up Short Course Wins MacCachren, Menzies and Johnson family top standin~ in four classes Over a two weekend stretch, drivers on BFGoodrich Tires® claimed 12 wins in Pro Class short course off road racing. With seven wins and 22 podi-ums, BFGoodrich Tires took the weekend at Rounds 4-6 of the Traxxas TORC Series at Bark River, Mich. A week later, drivers on the tires claimed five more wins and 10 podium· spots at Rounds 7 and 8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Se-ries at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah. Team BFGoodrich members Rob MacCachren and Bryce Menzies were joined by Ricky Johnson, Mark Jenkins, Luke Johnson, and Sheldon Creed claiming wins in their respec-tive classes over the past two weeks. Near the midpoint in both series, BFGoodrich Tires sits atop the standings in three classes in the Traxxas TORC Series. Ricky Johnson has claimed three of six races and leads the Pro 4 class while Menzies holds the top spot in Pro 2, just ahead of Mac-Cachren. Luke Johnson has a strangle hold of the Pro Buggy class, claiming all four race wins. In the Lucas Oil series, MacCachren is atop the stand-ings in the Pro 2 class with four wins and also sits second in the Pro 4 class. Others within striking distance for class championships include Sheldon Creed (3rd in Pro Lite) and Steven Grienke (2nd in Pro Buggy). We are very happy to be Dusty Times TIIF1S part of the early season suc-cess for drivers on our tires in the off road short course rac-ing," said Peter Calhoun, BF-Goodrich Tires moto.rsports manager .. "It is especially gratifying for BFGoodrich to see the top step of the podium in all four Pro classes not only with our long-time friends, such as Rob MacCachren, but also the young up and com-ers Sheldon Creed and Luke Johnson." The racing weekends were highlighted by an incredible stretch by MacCachren, who recently came off a seventh place finish at the SCORE Baja 500 desert race. At the TORC Series race in Bark River, MacCachren recovered from running in the middle of the pack in Round 3 on Friday to put in one of the most memorable Pro 2 races in recent memory. After tak-ing a spill on the first lap that put his Traxxas Truck into an infield creek sideways, Mac-Cachren took advantage of the caution and got upright, rolled into his pits and beat the restart. He then proceed-ed to pick drivers off one-by-one on the long course and took advantage of a battle for first between CJ Greaves and Menzies with just three laps to go for an incredible -"pond to podium" win. "I lost vision there for a mo-ment trying to grab the tear off, I was pretty far sideways, I tried to save it and I realized, I'm gone, I was headed toward the water! Next thing I know I am in the creek" explained Rob. The next week, MacCachren dominated Pro 2 at the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series in Utah, claiming back to back wins. In Pro Buggy, BFGoodrich Tires continues to run well behind Luke Johnson who claimed three wins in the Traxxas TORC Series at Bark River. In two of those races, BFGoodrich Tires swept the podium. BFGoodrich ® Tires Captures Seven of Top 10 Finishers and Five Class Wins at Tecate Score 2013 Baja 500 Team BFGoodrich member Bryce Menzies finishes with third place finish Ensenada, Mexico (June 3, 20.13) -BFGoodrich Tires, the tire that has dominated desert racing for decades, took seven of the top 10 overall finishers in the Trophy Truck category as well as five over-all class wins to lead all tire manufacturers at the 45th running of the Tecate SCORE 2013 Baja 500. The company owns 29 overall wins at the Baja 500. Robby Gordon went off first on Saturday, overcame an early stumble and went on to claim the overall victory and the Trophy Truck division at the 501-mile race in a time of just over 10 hours. It was Gordon's 10th career SCORE Trophy Truck win. Team BFGoodrich members Bryce Menzies (3rd), Rob Mac-Cachren (7th) and Dan McMil-lin (11th) lecf a contingent of more than 20 racers on the tires that have won more races in Baja than any other tire -BFGoodrich Baja T/A KR and BFGoodrich T/A KRT. This year's course ran over 501 miles and challenged driv-ers with every piece of dif-ficult terrain Baja has to of-fer including some new and seldom-used areas along the loop from the start/finish line in Ensenada, Mexico. Menzies Three Peat Bid Falls Short Having won the last two SCORE Baja 500 races, Team BFGoodrich member Bryce Menzies was poised to make history. Going off the line third, Bryce quickly set a pace staying within striking dis-tance of the leaders. Prior to going off the line Bryce men-tioned his game plan "to get to Borrego and make sure the truck is good there and we'll push to the finish." While the truck was in good shape at that point, around race mile 200, the team had slipped "to fifth then later ex-perienced mechanical issues. "We had something go wrong with power steering and came back out eighth and had to pick our way through," add-ed Menzies. "The course was tough -silty and rocky but we had a good day." While the No. 70 Red Bull Trophy Truck recovered and gained positions, they seemed destined to give the Baja 500 crown to a new driver. His finishing time was 10 hours and 22 minutes, just seven minutes behind B.J. Baldwin who placed second.· July 2013 • Menzies summed the day by saying, "You can't pass someone unless someone has a problem. We got to open air and made up some time. It just wasn't our day. We won this race two years in a row and would have been cool to get a three peat. BFG tires were just amazing. Some of the things they get through are just amazing." Team BFGoodrich Mem-bers Fare Well The three members of the 2013 Team BFGoodrich crew competing in the 2013 SCORE Baja 500 accorded themselves well in the rough, silty 501-mile course in the Baja peninsula of Mexico. Bryce Menzies was looking to win his third straight Baja 500, an accomplishment not equaled since the legend Ivan Stewart did so from 1997-99. Starting third, Menzies ran into some trouble midway through the race but managed to stay into contention and finished third with an unof-ficial time of 10 hours and 22 minutes. Rob MacCachren started mid pack and quickly moved to the top 10 \llhere he stayed for most of the day. After los-ing a few spots due to an issue with the starter and stopping to help pull Troy Herbst and Ryan Arciero out of trouble, MacCa hren, who won th·s race in 1996, placed seventh on overall time. Finally, Daniel McMillin started 21st and managed to move past competitors that experienced more problems. Fighting the darkness and difficult dust conditions late in the race, McMillin and co-driver Chuck Hovey pulled ~n 11th. Voss' Early Lead Ends ·In Disappointment Shortly after starting off the line second for the Baja 500, Jason Voss took a quick lead when Robby Gordon spun his Speed Energy Trophy Truck less than 10 miles from the start while still in the Ensenada city limits. Voss then held the lead through the first 100-plus miles before a transmission issue parked the team for the duration of the race. Voss, who won the Parker 425 Best In the Desert race to start the desert racing season had strong expectations after a solid qualifying run. Herbst Stays Tight in World Championship Stand-ings with Fourth Place Finish Tim Herbst and Larry Ro-eseler ran a steady race and helped Tim stay in the hunt for the World Champion-ship Standings. Coming in with the championship lead, the team finished well above those chasing him in the top four and Herbst remains in the points lead. "We are a lit-tle upset with a fourth," said Herbst. "We ran about third after Larry got out of the car, then we had a flat tire and Bryce got around us." The No. 19 Terrible Herbst Truck gained seven spots from their starting spot of 11th and at one point in the race was tied for the lead with B.J. Bald-win at the second BFGoodrich Pit stop around Race Mile 230. TROPHY TRUCK-$225,000 •810 h.p. 442 cid Patton Eight • 39» BFG w/Trailready Wheels Stack Injected Ford Engine •85 Gallon Fuel Cell •Motec lgnttion & Dash •Lowrance GPS •Rancho Drivetrain close •Brakeman Brakes ratio Turbo 400 transmission •Stewart Raceworks Chassis • Tubeworks rear end wtth • Trailer Products body Gearworks third member · •Fast & Reliable •Tubeworks Underdrive •40 miles on complete prep •4" King Shocks •Spares available can Jeremy 951-941-9451 Emal Page 35 .....

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--AT GLENDALE, AZ AND L.A. COLISEUM SST Stadium Racing IS A Big Nii By Homer Eubanks Photos: Track.side Photo Winning the first SST Main at Glendale, Rob MacCachren went on to a third place at long Beach and second at the Coliseum. We still ha11en't recei11ed photos for the Glendale race but don't want to put off publishing the sto-ry for this race any longer. We'11e merged it with the Coliseum race in Los Angeles. · SST At Glendale, AZ Stadium racing is back and I am sure short course fans will like it. Robby Gordon's Stadium Super Truck Series SST has brought back door-to-door, dirt-slinging racing action into stadium venues. The new series features four uniq{ie classes of race vehicles with Gordon's 600 HP spe-cialty built SST trucks as the feature event. Alcohol burning unlimited horse power Mon-ster Trucks have been incorpo-rated into the program along with Super Buggies and Super Trophy Karts,· sporting truck bodies, to round out the show. SST is not a duplicate for-mat of previous stadium racing but old MTEG fans will see some features have been incor-porated into the new program. Gordon saw first hand how the teams with deep pockets ruled in the previous stadium . events and now has leveled the playing field with Spec Trucks built and maintained by SST Racing in Charlotte, NC. Each truck is built the same and each of the V8 motors are dyn-oed before each race to ensure this to be a driver's vent. On Friday each driver dre'[__for his chassis for the event. 1uriver's crew then installed the sup-plied body kits that were fully decaled with their sponsors to the chassis. Since SST main-tains the spec trucks drivers need a minimum crew. The driver's crew made suspension and seating adjustments and were ready to race. To make this· a truly driver's sport the driver and crew do not have radio communication during the race. The first of the 12 race series was held at the Univer-sity of Phoenix Stadium. The unique track design offered a high speed straight, banked turns, flat turns, whoop sec-tion, hair-pin turns and totally insane double cross over jumps where drivers jumped over competitors below them. The crowd was pulled to the edge of their seats when other com-petitors raced the vehicles flying above. The huge jumps were created by posi-tioning tractor trailer contain-ers across the track and cover-ing them with enough dirt to create the spectacular air from the racers. The jumps sent the competitors over 30 in the air. Similar to some of the old stadium event tracks this one offered a turn with two options allowing the competitors a different avenue to encourage passing. ·Gordon's track had a variety of hard-pack, soft dirt and sand throughout providing plenty of dirt slinging action. Speaking of action the SST trucks ran two eight lap heat races and a main event of 18 laps. The Super Buggy class heat ran six laps then 10 dur-ing the main event. The Super Trophy Karts ran a main event of 10 laps. The monster truck class ran four elimination runs and two semi-final rounds be-fore the top two faced off in the final round. Stadium Super Trucks An eight lap heat race saw Quick Time Qualifier, Justin Loftin, take the win after start-ing on the third row beside Rob MacCachren. The early leader wa·s Nick Baumgartner but Loftin was able to slip inside after the big double jumps and once out front was able to hold off MacCachren t◊ the checkers. Jeff Ward maintained third throughout Robby Gordon also had three podium finishes, taking the first spot in the SST Main at the Coliseum, second at Long Beach and third in Glendale. the event. The second heat Rob MacCachren now second race became a restart event as after starting sixth. Going into roll-overs caused five different the second lap MacCachren restarts. On the start Justin put the pedal down over the Matney took advantage of ski jump and landed inside his front row starting spot to Matney. MacCachren four:id take the early lead. But before more traction in the sand sec-he could get comfortable he tion and as the two entered was spun out and Greg Adler turn one MacCachren exited took control of the pack. On the turn in the lead. Once out the restart Arie Luyendyk Jr. front MacCachren focused on took a nose dive off the finish the checkers leaving the com-line jump and flipped down petition to battle for second. the front straight. On the Matney was maintaining a next restart PJ Jones couldn't decent second with Jeff Ward control his mount in turn third then Greg Adler. Back in one and landed on his side the pack PJ Jones and Laguna causing yet another restart. tangled and Jones was able to Once things got straightened get by. Later on Jones and Rob-out Justin Matney again took by Gordon got together with· control but his lead was short Gordon spinning in the final lived as Jones rolled again in turn and Jones getting hung up the same spot in turn one. on his rear fender. A mid race The green came out again with yellow brought the action back, Matney out front, Adler sec-together with MacCachren still ond and 'Robby Gordon third. out front and now Greg Adler The action was able to build second and Matney third. Rae-some momentum but later ing got back underway until on Matney rolled over giving Loftin caught the corner of a ' his best turtle impression in traile"r container used to build turn one. Once racing started the huge jumps and tearing the again Adler was able to fend right front wheel loose end-" off Robby Gordon to take the ing his night. With Loftin out' heat win. After all his earlier it was MacCachren out front woes PJ Jones recovered to end and hard to catch. Matney was up third. · second and Arie Luyendyk Jr. In the Last Chance Qualifi-took over third. With four laps er Justin Matney over came his to go the action was slowed heat race handling problems again as Adler got up on his to win the first transfer spot side in turn eight. Racing to and the win put him on the the checkers still had MacCa-pole for the main event. Lola chren out front with Matney Laguna took second with Arie now back in second and Jones Luyendyk Jr. third. third. Jones was able-to get In the main event a total of around Matney on the last lap 12 entries lined up with Justin but rolled shortly after the Matney and Lalo Laguna shin-pass. When the checkers flew ing the front row. Once the it was Rob MacCachren taking green came out Laguna came the win with Justin Matney around turn one first but his second and after a long hard lead lasted only one lap as he fought battle Robby Gordon was nose first to the barriers took the final podium spot. in turn one of the c5econd lap. Arie Luyendyk Jr. was fourth. Besides that two trucks got up As far as the season cham-on their side causing a restart. pionship goes the 2013 Speed On the restart Matney took Energy Stadium Trucks Cham-control of the event but freight· pion will be the recipient of training through the pack was Continued an page 37 Also only shown at the Coliseum race, Tyler Winbury took the Silver Getting the last podium spot in SST at Los Angeles, PJ Jones was fifth At the Los Angeles Coliseum Jeff Ward finished 12th in the SST Main Medal in the Super Buggy competion. at both of the other venues. competition. He was 10th at Glendale and eighth at Long Beach. Page 36 July 2013 Dusty Times

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Justin Lofton managed all 20 laps at the Coliseum but only garnered the ninth spot in SST competition, was a DNF in Glendale but won the class at Long Beach. the Inaugural Mickey Thomp-son Championship Trophy. Taking the early lead for that honor is Rob MacCachren with 42 points over Robby Gordon's 33. Third on the sea-son is Justin Matney with 29. Monster Trucks The show kicked off with the Monster trucks firing up the crowd with their unlimited horsepower deafening the fans. The two-track design within the track had each truck go over each loop so each had to travel the same distance. If you read the March issue on The History of Short Course you will remember this is similar to how short course started with Brian Chuchua's event in 1965. The first two on track were Bounty Hunter and Odys-sey Batteries. After the elimi-nation rounds the final came down to Bounty Hunter and Speed Energy Big Foot with Bounty Hunter taking the win. The Super Buggy heat had 10 competitors taking course. On the pole was Eddie Tafoya and Rob Martensen. When racing started Martensen nose dived off the first jump col-lecting Rick Welch and Carlos Apdaly Lopez Gomez in the incident. Once racing -got back underway Adrian Cenni pulled away from Tafoya with Larry Foddrill and Robb Harvey challenging. This order stayed the same for several laps With just a couple of laps to go Richard Ronco moved from his Flying to a first place Super Buggy win in Glendale, Eddie Tafoya was two laps behind the winners in L.A., still earning fifth spot. last row start spot up to third. Crossing over first was Adrian Cenni with Eddie Tafoya sec-ond and Richard Ronco third. When the main event lined up Adrian Cenni and Eddie Tafoya shared the front row. Once racing Cenni looked to have the early lead but was spun around in turn one and held up most of the pack. Eddie Tafoya benefited from Cenni's incident to take the lead. Tafoya's lead became doubtful as he had broke the upper a-arm on his left front wheel and the wheel was flop-ping around looking like it might fall off any second. Larry Foddrill grabbed second and was able to pressure for the lead. Foddrill did take the lead once but Tafoya was able to come right back leading the pack and keeping the crowd on the edge anticipating the front wheel breaking off any minute. Tafoya's luck would hold out but Foddrill's wouldn't as he got into the hydro barriers costing him several positions. With Foddrill out of the way Robb Harvey was able to close up on Tafoya and make several challenges for the lead. When the checkers flew the left front wheel had held and Tafoya won the event with Harvey second and Rob Martensen third. Finishing off the podium was Adrian Cenni in fourth. · Super Trophy Karts had one main event with 16 com-petitors. On the start a pile up created a restart. Once under-way a lot of shuffling went on before Myles Cheek took con-trol with Brock Heger second. When Travis Pecoy got on his top another restart was called out. When they got going again Cheek again held the lead with Heger second and Cole Mamer thirc.f. The front three pulled some distance from the pack and Cheek had a little breath-ing room himself until he clipped a barrier. Cole Mamer had made the pass on Heger and closed up on the leader. As the front runners began lap-ping traffic Cheek was able to once again put some real estate • between him and Mamer. At the finish it was Myles Cheek taking the checkers with Cole Mamer second and third was Brock Heger. Gavin Harlien was fourth. SST At LDS Angeles Coliseum Stadium Off-Road racing was originally introduced to race fans in 1979 at the Los Angeles Memorial. Coliseum stadium by the late Mickey Thompson. After a 25 year absence former MTEG com-petitor, Robby Gordon, now promoter and racer, brought c,ntinud ,n p111 38 Getting third place in the Super Buggy contest at the Coliseum was Wheel problems ended Ricky Johnson's day in the SST Main at the Rina Navaro was only shown competing in the Super Buggy class at the Phil Bollman. He wasn't listed in the competiton at the Glendale race. Coliseum but was fourth at Long Beach.· Coliseum and there he earned a sixth place finish. In the SST competition Greg Adler finished seventh at Glendale, eleventh Rnishing just off the podium in AZ with a fourth place finish, Adrian Genni Adrian Genni also ran in the SST competition at the Coliseum and was at Long Beach and in Los Angeles finished eighth. dropped to seventh in the Super Buggy competition at the Coliseum. 10th, two laps behind the leaders at the finish. Out after two laps in Glendale, Apdaly Lopez again had mechanical The results only show Phil Bollman racing at the Coliseum as he chases Nick Baumgartner was sixth in Glendale, tenth at Long Beach and fourth problems at the Coliseum and only completed three laps. winner Jerry Whelchel. Phil placed third in Super Buggies. in Los Angeles in the SST competition. Dusty Times July 2013 Page 37 ..

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his Stadium Super Truck SST series to the historical site. The event held three separate types of racing with the fea-tured SST trucks, Super Buggy and Monster Trucks. The his-torical event drew a nice crowd and all seemed to enjoy the racing action. The night was filled with nostalgia and with some de-cent racing. At the end of the evening a couple of familiar names stood atop the podium as Robby Gordon captured the feature SST main event and Jerry Whelchel conquered the Super Buggy main. Making it a double win for the Speed En-ergy group Larry Swim driving the Bigfoot #15 Monster truck took home the top honors in that class. Not familiar to off-road fans was the introduction of the race course being three fourths asphalt with steel ramps to challenge the drivers. The up-hill sections had two options with one requiring drivers to jump over the competition below and climb up the peri-style dirt section. The other option was paved but required the racers negotiate an S-turn and resulting •in them slowing down before climbing out of the stadium floor. This proved to be the option that most chose. With two separate up-hill options racers had to deal with opposing traffic at an in-tersection behind the peristyle. This area proved to be where many of the passes occurred. The down hill section was dirt with a sand pit at the bottom located just before a steep step-up jump. From there the back section had two steel ramps to jump before entering the left hand sweeper. The front straight ramp put the racers in the air again as they crossed the finish line. Stadium Super Trucks Round one of the SST ac-tion lined up seven SST trucks with Justin Matney setting on pole with Mike Jenkins. When the racing got underway Jen-kins had trouble in the S-turn ending up nose first into the rail. Coming from the second row Arie Luyendyk Jr grabbed the lead with Matney second and Ricky Johnson third. The front three stayed in order for a couple of laps until Matney had trouble behind the peri-style allowing Luyendyk to pull some breathing room over Johnson who took over the sec-ond spot. Quickest in qualify-ing, Robby Gordon, who start-ed in the back of the pack, had maneuvered his way into third. The front three held their posi-tions for the remainder of the eight lap heat. The second heat race PJ Jones had little trouble tak-ing charge from his front row starting position. Jeff Ward grabbed the second spot with Adrain Cenni third. On the second lap Cenni got loose in the section behind the peri-style and Greg Adler took over his third place running posi-tion. On the next lap Adler suffered some handling prob-lems and spun out giving third to Rob MacCachren. After a couple more laps Ward's truck started spewing white smoke and later had to retire with, a heating problem. Tnis put MacCachren in second "but with just a couple of laps to. go he had no time to make up the lead Jones enjoyed. Win-ning the heat was PJ Johes with MacCachren second and Lalo Laguna third while Adler just missed the podium. The trucks had an LCQ with Justin Loftin and Nick Baumgartner up front at the start. Loftin had no trouble dominating right a ay with Baumgartner second and Greg Adler in third. On the second lap Adler was able to power around Baumgartner on the back stretch for second but Loftin was nowhere in sight. Loftin took the win with Adler second and Baumgartner held on for third. . The SST 20-lap main had 13 trucks on course. Due to an inversio n of the st arting order Robby G ordo n sat on pole with Lalo Laguna second in a staggered line up. There was a long time taken to in-troduce the drivers but once the green flag came out the action heated up quickly. Start-ing from the third row Ricky Johnson decided to take the huge infield cross-over jump but when he landed the front end collapsed putting ·him out of the race. Robby Gordon had grabbed the lead with Laguna second and third row starter Rob MacCachren had shuffled through into third. Jeff Ward had traction problems in the sand pit and with little mo-mentum ended up getting high centered on the steep jump after the pit. There Ward sat as the field drove by. On the second lap Laguna saw both MacCachren and Justin Lof-tin get by him. Laguna would have more issues and drop a couple of spots further back as the race progressed. The front three had an equal amount of space between each of them with Gordon out front in the clear. A m(d-race yellow slowed the action down and brought · he pack back together. Once _racing again the front three remained nose to tail. Action was again stopped when Arie Luy~ndyk Jr got his truck on its side in the sweeper turn. Once racing got underway again Gordon held on for the win but had Rob MacCachren and Justin Loftin both pres-suring him. Then with just a couple of laps to go PJ Jones was able to get by Loftin when Loftin got caught up in Nick Baumgartner's spin in turn one. Robby Gordon went on to win the first truck main in the last 25 years at the LA Colise-um. Rob MacCachren held on for second and PJ Jones took the final podium spot. Super Buggy The Super Buggy heat had 10 cars line up with Eddie Ta-foya and Apdaly Lopez sharing the front row. On the start Eric Jerry Whelchel is only shown in the results at L.A. but he took the Gold Medal in Super Buggies at that event. Jacobus (second row starter) and Tafoya got hung up in the S-turn. Lopez inherited the lead but before the lap ended Winbury was able to get under-neath him in the sweeper with Adrian Cenni taking second and Lopez third. The running order remained the same for a couple of laps before Win-bury had trouble negotiating the right hand turn going into the sand trap. This gave the lead to Cenni with Lopez trail-ing. Once out front Cenni distanced himself from Lopez for an easy win. Apdaly Lo-pez crossed over second and Jerry Whelchel had moved into third. In the Super Buggy 12-lap main event the crowd was en-tertained early as Adrian Cen-ni added to his Wildman han-dle as he spun in the sweeper while leading and ended up with his front end hung up over the barriers. This gave the lead to Apdaly Lopez with Jerry Whelchel second and then Tyler Winbury. As the pack drove around Cenni he was smoking his rear tires at-tempting to unhook himself from the barrier. The crowd roared their applause when he did free himself and get back into the action. Lopez had Whelchel dogging his every move for a couple of laps be-fore Lopez seemed to hesitate after the step-up jump. He was able to keep the lead but when he came around to the front straight he stalled giving·up his lead. With Lopez setting in the middle of the track brought out a yellow condition where officials tried pushing him but the car would not start ending his night. When racing began again Jerry Whelchel was the leader with Winbury second and Rino Navero third. On the restart Cenni tried the huge jump option heading out of the stadium but broke his sus-pension on landing ending his evening. The front three stayed in order for a couple of laps before Navero lost control in the high speed sweeper send-ing his car up and over the re-taining wall. Navero ended his, race as a front row spectator. With Navero out Eddie Tafoya inherited third. With attrition taking its toll on the competi-tors the pack finally got up to race momentum. A couple of laps later Tafoya and Phil Boll- • man tangled in the S-turn with Bollman taking over third.•· Jerry Whelchel went on to take the checkers but he had pres-sure from Winbury throughout the final laps of the race. Phil Bollman took the final podium spot and Erick Jaco-bus was fourth. Eddie Tafoya chases Eric Jacobus in Super Buggy competition in L.A. They finished the way they raced, in fourth and fifth position. Out after an accident on the first lap at Long Beach, Lalo Laguna was Earning a fourth at Glendale an a seventh at Long Beach, Arie Luyendyk three laps down in Glendale and finished the L.A. race in sixth place. Jr. crashed in L.A. on the 11th lap in the SST Main. Mike Jenkins went out with mechanical problems on the 12th lap in Justin Matney earned the Silver Medal in Glendale but dropped to ninth The Monster Trucks are also part of the SST series events and always AZ but earned sixth and seventh respectively at the next two venues. in Long Beach and fifth in L.A. put on an exciting show for the fans. Page 38 July 2013 Dusty Times

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