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COVER (Top) Justin Wallin finished ninth Class 10 at the SNORE Battle at Primm. Photo by RnR Photos (Bottom) Jeremy Newton was the overall winner at the AZOP Vulture Mine Hare Scrambles in Wickenburg, Arizona. Photo by Jonathan Barrett CONTENTS Viviana Contreras, 14, at San Felipe Wash this year. Having fun on her practice bike between races. - Sandie Contreras, Wildomar CA (See more Off Road Kids in our special feature beginning on Page 24) - APRIL 2018 - S&S OFF ROAD MAGAZINE


requirements for kids to attend camp. The goal is not to rehabilitate troublemakers, it’s to provide an awesome desert adventure for good kids who have never had the experience. Along with a group of dedicated volunteers who serve with us we have hosted 63 weekend adventures for groups of 8-12 kids since the fall of 2006. We provide the transportation and the fun starts the minute the kids arrive. Playing tag and hide-n-go-seek are camp favorites shortly after they arrive until dinner is served. Later it’s a hayride and campfire. Saturday is packed full of fun from the moment they wake up with morning hikes to “Big Eyes” the giant binoculars sitting atop a hill, to firing off rockets, a delicious breakfast and then walking the track and suiting up for riding. While one group rides another group chooses between hiking, crafts, games, horseshoes or just hanging out watching the other kids ride. The day also includes a giant treasure hunt and depending on the weather water gun fights and sno-cones. Brownies, cookies and milk are plentiful and we’ve gone through thousands of popsicles over the years, the kids are welcome to as many as they want. Saturday night brings a delicious dinner followed by chapel service and s’mores around the campfire. More tag and hide-n-go-seek and they’re ready to pass out. Sunday morning’s incentive to get the bunkhouse cleaned up, bags packed and loaded up and sponsor thank-you letters written is one more ride before they leave for home at 11:30 a.m. They take with them a 19”x13” camp poster packed with photos and memories along with a goodie bag filled with off road stickers and other treats. And what do we get for the thousands upon thousands of hours the guy-in-the-garage and I have invested in this adventure over the years? Seeing the smiles, hearing the laughter, listening to the excited voices of all the kids talking at once as they exuberantly relate their adventures on the bikes. Time and time again. Camp after camp. It’s a wonderful exhaustion and there is no better return on an investment than knowing we’ve sent hundreds of kids home filled to the brim with marvelous memories they’ll carry in It takes about a week of prep work to be ready their hearts for a lifetime. for each camp. Mr. Steve covering a few of the 500+ hay bales around the property. If you’re interested in joining the Thundering Hay bale covers were sponsored by Tierra Trails Financial Support Team please visit for more Del Sol 4WD Club, Coast Powder Coating and information or call 760-767-4680 Crown Performance. Hay bales were donated by several farmers in the Imperial Valley E



t’s hard to say exactly when the idea came to us. But sometime in the 1990’s would be a safe guess. We were raising our kids in an off road environment with regular desert trips and a love of motorcycles and they knew their friends and neighborhood kids were always welcome on our desert outings. The guy-in-the-garage grew up with the opportunity to ride mini bikes and then motorcycles, but I came from a family that didn't have the ability to provide that experience. Many kids I went to school with had adventure stories of their weekend off road outings. I had none. It was a perfect mix of childhood experiences for the guy-in-the-garage and I to come up with the dream. It was the late 1990’s when we named our dream: Thundering Trails. It would be an off road adventure for kids who did not have this opportunity. Still living in the city at the time we didn’t quite know when we would do it or where we would do it. But we knew. One day Thundering Trails would become a reality. In August of 2004 we had the awesome privilege of acquiring the desert land that would become the home of Thundering Trails and on October 24, 2005, our 31st wedding anniversary, Thundering Trails was officially declared a non-profit corporation by the State of California. Thirteen months later we held our first camp. Meeting with an inner city ministry the administrator told us he had hundreds of kids who would love to attend. We told him we could accept about 8 boys for the first camp. Four showed up and we were devastated at the small turnout. But 36 hours later when they went home we were exhausted and felt like they had been here 36 days. We never could have handled 8-10 kids in the beginning. It was a huge learning curve and we were to discover that an off road desert adventure with four kids who have never been out of the city and are not your own kids familiar with riding and camping -- and family rules -- was a whole new ballgame. Theft and vandalism and disrespect in the early days helped us to fine-tune our







Celebrating 35 Years - 760-767-4680

PUBLISHER S&S Publishing Inc. EDITORS Steve Kukla Sherri Kukla COLUMNISTS Casey Cordeiro Dr. Gary De Forest Tom Severin Ed Stovin CONTRIBUTORS Del Albright Kathryn Caro Steve Caro Checkered Flag Photography Karen Gould Judd Neves Scott Spinning Trackside Photo IN MEMORY C&C Race Photos - Carlos Avina Roy Denner • Harold Soens FIELD EDITORS Rory Townsley Tim Townsley CIRCULATION ASSISTANTS Karen Collie Jon Johnson Deedee Kerr Mike Kimball Charlie Kukla Summer Kukla Rory Townsley VOICES OF ENCOURAGEMENT Regina Jensen • Jana Foley S&S OFF ROAD MAGAZINE is published monthly by S&S Publishing Inc., Borrego Springs CA 92004 (760) 767-4680;, email: Reprinting in whole or in part expressly forbidden except by permission of the publisher. © 2017. We reserve the right to edit or reject any advertising and/or editorial copy. SUBSCRIPTIONS S&S OFF ROAD MAGAZINE subscriptions are available at the rate of $16/one year; $29/two years; $42/three years. Send change of address to ADVERTISING Sherri Kukla (760) 767-4680 BACK TO THE DESERT® - TEAR DOWN TIME® SAN DIEGO OFF ROADER® SAN DIEGO OFF ROAD MAGAZINE® are registered trademarks of Steve and Sherri Kukla


minutes ahead of #88 Brett Sourapas. BLM and local officials estimated that over 40,000 spectators lined the course to watch the action.

PCI Impact Offset Evo ntroducing the new Impact

I Best in the Desert Parker 250 & Parker 425 Races Set new Entry and Spectator Numbers

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is upholstered with the incredibly soft-knit Nomex® fabric. The Evo Helmet features Impact’s “Offset” offcentered and left positioned air inlet allowing for overhead clearance in the cockpit. Available with PCI Custom Wiring, exclusive communication products with optional features like noise attenuating

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2018 YOKOHAMA NORRA Mexican 1000: Hundreds Enter Rally During Early Registration


he NORRA Mexican 1000 continues to grow in popularity every year. "The Happiest Race On Earth!” is unlike any other event in Dirtbits continued on next page


est in the Desert, North America's leading off-road racing organization, started off 2018 at a torrid pace, seeing entries climb at the first two Parker events by 36%. At the GMZ Winter Nationals Casey Folks Parker 250 Presented by Polaris® there were a record breaking 270 entries with bikes, quads and UTVs. The BlueWater Resort & Casino 425 Presented by Impact had a stunning 202 entries, the first time more than 200 vehicles have started this race since 2015.

GMZ Winter Nationals Casey Folks Parker 250 Presented by Polaris®

This race commemorates Casey Folks, the founder of Best in the Desert, and was a favorite this year with the ever-growing popularity of UTVs. GMZ and Polaris Industries kicked off the new year by hosting the first bike, quad, UTV race of the season in beautiful Parker, Arizona on the edge of the Colorado River January 5th-6th, 2018. Polaris gave away two vehicles in a drawing for registered race teams at the drivers meeting Friday night. The UTV Winter Nationals is designed to give bike, quad and UTV enthusiasts a chance to immerse themselves within the sport and provide their families and friends a first-class racing experience in Parker Arizona.

BlueWater Resort & Casino 425 Presented by Impact

To kick off a great week, Time Trials were held with a record 104 racers participating, and the first ever Class 6100 qualifying. Andy McMillin came out on top, taking home the Team Ford Pole Award, and starting first on Saturday, a clear advantage. At the end of 425 brutal, dust-filled miles it was Andy McMillin’s #31 that brought home the win. Best in the Desert set up a tough, grueling course that took its toll on many teams but McMillin’s new Trick Truck won. Andy McMillin and Rob MacCachren #11 were chasing each other back to back until the very end with McMillin coming out on top, mere - APRIL 2018 - S&S OFF ROAD MAGAZINE


part of "The Happiest Race On Earth!" experience and adds another dimension to expect the unexpected! For information on entering the race, and the latest news, go to

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the world. The minute early registration began, the entries poured in. The field has grown to over 240 race cars, trucks, UTV’s, and motorcycles; there is a class for everyone. If you haven’t entered yet, you better hurry, there is still time if you act now. It may be hard to believe after the incredible 50th anniversary event last year that the Mexican 1000 could get bigger and better, but that’s the case. There are many unique entries that are out for adventure in this year’s


(L-R) On Any Moto Owner Michael Battaglia, grand prize winner Cliff Reed, On Any Moto Sales Manager James Bautista

Mexican 1000. Motorcycles of all types compete in the rally. In the modern open class you will find the typical Husky’s, KTM’s, Honda’s, Yamaha’s, a Husaberg; even a 2000 Harley Davidson Sportster. With 5 riders registered on the Harley team, it’s clear they mean business. Nobody at "The Happiest Race On Earth!” has more fun than Kevin and Michele Busch. Each time they have entered, they completed the course while riding double on their Honda XR 650 R motorcycle. After the rally is over, they jump back on their bike and ride home. The car classes are just as diverse. Everyone loves the vintage cars and trucks that compete. There are many iconic race vehicles entered. The early cars are living examples of the evolution in design that has taken place over the last 50 years. For those who love factory sheet

metal, there are a ton of early Bronco’s and trucks from Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge, International, Nissan, Jeep, and Toyota. In the stock production cars class, we have the Rippin Rooster 57 Chevy, a pair of cool Porsches, and the S/C Rambler driven by Zach Eichler, and Larry Trim. UTV’s total 38 entries so far, with machines from Polaris, Can-Am, Yamaha, and Arctic Cat. No Mexican 1000 would be complete without a strong contingent of VW based cars. In addition to the custom built race chassis, there will be plenty of Baja Bugs and the Meyers Manx has its own class with five entries. One battle to watch is the RV class. That’s right, the RV class in the Mexican 1000 goes all the way back to the late 60’s when the Condor motorhome built by Bill Stroppe was raced. This year, a pair of VW Vanagons will see who gets to Cabo first. Diversity is the spice of life! In no other race on the planet, could you imagine seeing such an eclectic variety of purpose built race vehicles. It's all a


Cliff Reed wins motorcycle in Beta AMA National Dual Sport Series giveaway


liff Reed, of Tucson, Ariz., won a Beta motorcycle after riding the 2017 There Will Be Dust Beta AMA National Dual Sport Ride, hosted by Trail Riders of Southern Arizona. Thanks to sponsors of the Beta AMA National Dual Sport Series, participants who rode at any of the 2017 series events were automatically entered to win prizes from Beta, Sidi and Seat Concepts. Adventure Motorcycle Magazine (ADVMoto) was also a sponsor. "To be honest, I didn't even know there was a raffle going on for the dual sport series," Reed said. "It was a complete surprise to me. I actually had to go look in my American Motorcyclist magazine after I got off the phone with [the AMA] to confirm it was real." Reed started riding dual sports in 2012 and joined the AMA in 2014. "I appreciate the AMA helping to keep the sport active, and the advocating the AMA does for riders is a great thing," Reed said. "I'm really happy to get a brand-new motorcycle. This will be the first new one I've ever had. I'm really pleased it's a Beta. When I was first looking for an enduro bike, I read a lot of good reviews online about them." Reed chose a 2018 Beta 390RR Race Edition and picked it up at On Any Moto in Tucson, Ariz. "All of us at Beta USA are very happy to present Cliff with his new Beta," said Beta USA President Tim Pilg. "Winning a new motorcycle is a once-ina-lifetime opportunity, and we are pleased to be a part of this great program. The guys at On Any Moto prepped Mr. Reed's new bike, so he can now enjoy his new Beta. The series schedule and detailed information about the events can be found at Riding/Dual-Sport-Riding. E - APRIL 2018 - S&S OFF ROAD MAGAZINE


56th Annual Tierra Del Sol

Desert Safari March 2-4, 2018 - Truckhaven in the Ocoitllo Wells SVRA near Salton City CA - Photos by Paulette Donnellon



Off road racing in the 1970’s ABOVE Johnny Johnson at the Parker 400 in the House of Buggies car. House of Buggies was located in downtown San Diego and was the first company we sold an ad to when we started the magazine in 1982. We were hoping to interest him in a 2”x1” ad for $10. When he asked for a 1/2 page ad instead we knew we were in business! RIGHT Walker Evans in the Bill Stroppe Ford truck.

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With the sturdy front and rear suspension components, shocks mounted low in the chassis, and ideal weight balance of the XX, you can throw it into corners without the feel of it rolling over on you. It is, without a doubt, the most controllable chassis on the market for a wide range of drivers.

UTV Sports Review

First Drive: 2018 Textron

Off Road Wildcat XX

Double eXXtra fun in the sun By Casey Cordeiro Photos by Brandon Bunch & Textron Off Road


here is no secret here, the Wildcat XX has been seen for what seems like at least a year and a half. However, details surrounding the new XX have been completely speculative. You might have seen Robby Gordon spinning brody’s in the snow with a turbo version, and you might have also seen this vehicle racing at King of the Hammers this year. Either way, the wait has been excruciating at times because we all want to see Textron succeed after their acquisition of Arctic Cat. New blood and fresh competition is good for this industry - it will continue to make everyone step up their game and develop better products. Well, the wait is finally over, and we can positively say that it was well worth it. The XX is going to do what we mentioned - push the industry forward in many ways. It’s definitely worth getting excited about! Clap your hands, stomp UTV Sports editor Casey Cordeiro, with his sidekick and inspiration Jess Kline, provide monthly columns of interest to SXS owners for S&S Off Road Magazine readers. UTV Sports is a digital magazine available at www.


your feet, I want to see your excitement here, people! The Wildcat XX represents a departure from the industry norm in several ways, so let’s kick this off by highlighting those new XX features. Full explanation of these features will follow, below. Here we go: • Suspension: rear trailing arms with no links, front a-arms with uniball connections to the forged aluminum front knuckles, front shocks mounted to the lower a-arms, front bulkhead for cross strength and top shock mounts, all double-shear mounting points • Powertrain: a version of Yamaha’s venerable 998cc triple cylinder, fuelinjected engine is used. Output is 125 horsepower. CVT transmission has superior Team clutching. Little to no powertrain noise overall, excellent build quality. Locking front differential • Interior: Full automotive-style doors, bucket seats with adjustable driver’s seat, iPad-ready & driver-centric dash, carnivorous passenger glove box holds 4 gallons, low and race-ready driving position • Accessorization: Built-in and labeled accessory wiring. Standard 65amp alternator. • Maintenance: Rear bed (holds up to 300 lbs. and fits a 32” tire) removes to access all rear powertrain components, makes for easy servicing With this list of excellent items, you can imagine that driving this animal is completely different than any other similarly packaged and sized UTV on the market (pun-intended). For example, let’s dive deeper into the RG Pro suspension packaging. And, if

we were to pick out one item on the XX the seemingly underwhelming shocks that pushes the innovation ticker in the (only 3-position compression adjustable) UTV industry, this is the part of the XX reward the occupants with overwhelming that does that. compliance and depth of travel available. The front suspension is comprised There is no kickback when going through of unequal length dual A-arms that the whoops - it is truly amazing. The feature double-shear mounting points magic is in the dual rate spring setup everywhere. It is laid out in such a with crossover adjustment. We found fashion that the lower front shock mounts ourselves testing it out even further by starting in the middle of a whoop are located on the lower a-arm, which section to see if the XX could be pushed effectively puts the shock at a more to get up on top of the monsters from ideal and upright angle to move through a dead stop. It was a seamless affair as the travel more effectively without big the suspension keeps the camber changes. This wheels on the ground, mounting point also pushing forward even causes less stress through the bumps, so you on the knuckles are laying the power to and associated the ground efficiently and componentry when traversing the obstacles in tackling the big hits. front of you. From the driver’s seat, you can feel this Here’s a scary thought progressive shock for you: have you ever movement as it cycles needed to change your through the travel. The line in a whoop section ride is smooth and because you have an extremely controlled, uneven set coming in your no matter if you are path? Yeah, we have too, going through 3’ deep and switching lines in whoops at 70 mph or some stock UTV’s is near going 5 mph through impossible without flying the washboard. We your bucking bronco flag. played with the The Wildcat XX, however, underwhelming (for tracks where you want Uniballs, one-piece forged aluminum it to, and with it’s ideal this price range of a knuckles, double-shear mounting vehicle) 3-position center of gravity, heavy points, and front steer make this front compression duty build quality, and end stout. You can literally feel the adjustments on the ideal weight balance, you strength through the steering wheel Fox 2.5 Podium QS3 when driving. can easily change your shocks and found that line in the whoop section they actually provided with minor steering inputs. a good amount of differentiation between Steering is precise in this car, especially the 3 modes (we liked the clickers at with the front-steer system (the steering position 2 in the front and position 3 rack, tie rods, and tie rod mounting points full stiff - in the rear the most). Because on the knuckles are all double shear and Textron allowed Fox to put a true dual mounted up front of the a-arms. This rate spring setup along with crossover setup increases strength and rigidity no adjustments on this XX, it doesn’t matter the terrain). Steering effort was necessarily need wazoo shocks right off widely regarded as vague with a very the showroom floor - it just rides that light feel – too light in fact. A little more good, in all terrains. However, in an effort and feedback in the wheel would ideal world, we still would like to see be welcome. Yes, the suspension is absolutely more compression adjustability from the factory, especially because it could use a one of the highlights of this vehicle. Let’s little stiffer valving actually, but these do put it this way - if you want a stock setup an admirable job no less. that you don’t have to mess with out of The same goes for the rear the box, this is THE UTV to buy in the suspension system of the XX, where the industry. The suspension and chassis RG Pro treatment continues to shine. dynamics are that good right out of the This is where we find a lengthy Y-shape box. trailing arm setup that is reminiscent We’ve already seen keyboard of Class-1 buggies. This trailing arm, warriors complaining about the fact that coupled with the plunging axle design, allows for a near perfect vertical movement of the trailing arm. This ideal motion and upright shock angle doesn’t fight the ground like the linkedarm systems in other UTVs (those exhibit a large arc motion when cycling through the travel). 18 inches The trailing arms are made to fit either side, too. Plus, this back half of the of travel feels bottomless back cage that encompasses the powertrain unbolts with 6 bolts, effectively here, and, again, dropping the engine, transmission, and driveline easily out the back.


The mounts are there from the factory, clearance, full The seating position. It’s great for too… factory skid plates, the desert, but not so great for the ups and lack of rear and downs you would typically find on Generally, the XX interior is radius rods all tight, steep mountain trails. You sit low extremely clean with a driver-focused factored in to our in the cockpit, which is awesome for dash, which we love. The instrument confidence when making you feel like you are literally an cluster is mounted to the adjustable tackling this terrain. extension of the chassis. Desert drivers steering column, and it provides all of On the flipside, High will love it. It’s when you get into those the necessary readouts that you need Range takes you up aforementioned tight trails or rocky hill for the trail. We love the fact that the to a limited 75 mph, climbs that the low seating position, dash has a spot for an iPad Mini straight where the machine combined with those large front fender from the factory. An iPad Mini holster is is pulling about flares that look cool from the outside but available as an accessory. The key to start 9700 RPM. Cruising impede on our sight lines, will give you the vehicle is in a weird spot behind the at 50 mph, which the feeling that you have to scootch your shifter, but this doesn’t hamper you from feels like you are bum up in the seat to see over the front. having fun, that’s for sure. Passengers doing 35 mph in this The seats are comfy, too, but they will be pleased with that large 4-gallon machine, the engine don’t provide enough bottom cushioning glovebox that has a dedicated 12V power The driver-centric interior is clean and well thought out, with plenty of is running source, along with the ample leg room for both driver and passenger. The excellent ROPS cage, complete right at room and 2 grab handles. with front and rear intrusion bars, along with full doors, make you feel 7000 Overall, my takeaway from this safe and secure when riding. RPM, and entire experience driving the new the engine Wildcat XX is this: Yes, this new this XX has “only 125 horsepower”. isn’t winding out right in your XX is a magnificent jump from The brass tax of this argument comes the original Wildcat platform. down to this: if you’re a dune guy, you’re ears. Actually, it isn’t that loud at all. And, while the exhaust Textron has a truly competitive going to want more power than what note is more muted on this XX vehicle in their hands, and now this stock engine provides, especially compared to the YXZ1000R, it they need to build out this XX because this XX weighs more than most still has a resemblance to that lineup using this platform. They of the competition at 1868 lbs wet (keep high-pitched, street bike wail now have a legit powertrain, in mind that the build quality is superior that we love in the YXZ. suspension, interior, and overall on this vehicle and that accounts for the Fun fact for the day: package to compete with the added weight). However, this XX puts for those who race or those best in the industry. Build out the it’s power down very efficiently through who want to enjoy easy lineup, make it happen Textron! the well clutched CVT transmission, maintenance of the powertrain, We look forward to seeing more which also includes a tool-less belt cover the back in the coming years. RG Pro rear trailing arm features a plunging axle, 18” of travel, and FOX The XX will be available at half of QS3 shocks with 3-position compression adjustment, dual rate springs, Textron dealerships this spring, the XX and crossover adjustment. The XX tackles rough terrain with unbelievable and it has an MSRP of $20,499. chassis poise and steadfast tracking. Plus, this set-up puts the 125 available that Yes, it is more expensive horsepower to the ground efficiently and effectively. encases than it’s direct competitors, the engine but the package at this price and transmission can - it’s rather hard actually - or side point is better overall when it comes to actually be removed bolstering. They make you feel as if you suspension, interior and exterior build with 6 bolts. Again, are sitting on top of the seat, not in it. quality, and powertrain. Check it out for dune buggy traditions A set of aftermarket seats would easily yourself and tell us what you think. www. built in here. Nifty. alleviate this issue, along with 4-point Let’s get to harnesses. Speaking of 4-point harnesses, the interior for a I’m going to sound moment… The full like a broken record doors are a thing of here but this UTV beauty. They have should, again, come with this style of a tight, secure fit Full doors are the best in the business at protecting the occupants. Easy restraint, standard. and are my favorite open, easy close, with tight fitment to boot. It is capable of too factory doors in the entire industry, hands much performance for it to not come down. Latches are easy to use, too. One for easy switch outs (we didn’t have standard with latch did get stuck on us with a clunky any belt issues and don’t anticipate any, 4-point harnesses. fitting after a day's use, but it seemed to TEAM did a great job on the smooth be an anomaly since we couldn’t replicate clutch engagement and there is a lot of the issue with any other XX. airflow here). So, open deserts and open mountain trails/fire roads are where this machine is going to feel right at home. Coming off of the Yamaha assembly line, the 998cc triple cylinder engine is similar to the powerplant found in the Yamaha YXZ1000R, but the XX version has a couple modifications, including an intake system with a singular throttle body along with a lower max RPM. These changes, along with a cam profile change, give the XX more grunt down low in the engine RPM’s. If you want more power, there are already turbo kits available from the Textron accessory department, or you can wait for the rumored factory Turbo XX. In an effort to test out the crawling and High/Low range capability of this machine, we found that the XX was An industry first, this quick-release clutch cover should be standard on all easily able to crawl up steep rock climbs UTVs. Team Industries put together a fantastic clutching package for this at 4 mph with plenty of available power vehicle, too. It takes off without any jarring and always puts the power to ground efficiently. And, no one could blow a belt on the press launch, not The XX also flies straight, just like an arrow. The landing feels like pillows, to get up and over the 2-3 foot boulders even Robby himself. too. Just in case you wanted to know... E in Low Range. The 14 inches of ground - APRIL 2018 - S&S OFF ROAD MAGAZINE



Clean-ups & Trail Work • Desert Racing • Dual Sport • Endurance Races • Endurocross • Enduros • Flat Track 4WD Events • 4WD Training • Fun Runs • GP’s • Motocross • Off Road Shows • Quad Racing • Quad Training • Rock Crawling Sand Drags • Short Course • Speedway • Supercross • Trials • UTV • Vintage Motocross


Oct 11-14, 2018 - Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic, Laughlin NV Nov 29 - Dec 2, 2018 - Pahrump Nugget 250, Pahrump NV

EASTERN SIERRA 4 WHEEL DRIVE CLUB May 3-8, 2018 - Guzzler Upgrade Work (Mule Deer Foundation)

CODE OFF ROAD (01152) (686) 553-40-87 May 11-13, 2018 - VW Auto Partes, Mexicali BC Jul 27-29, 2018 - Kendall Motrix Grand Prix, Tecate BC Oct 11-14, 2018 - Mexicana Logistics 500 Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2018 - Polaris Baja 275

CLOVIS INDEPENDENT 4 WHEELERS May 12, 2018 - Trail Clearing

SAN DIEGO OFF ROAD COALITION 858-822-8274 SAND DUNES CLEAN UP www. (760) 352-3681


ARIZONA OFF ROAD PROMOTIONS (623) 363-9665 Nov 17-18, 2018 - Gila Bend Grand Prix, Gila Bend AZ BEST IN THE DESERT (702) 457-5775 May 3-6, 2018 - VT Construction Silver State 300, Caliente NV Aug 15-18, 2018 - General Tire Vegas to Reno


M.O.R.E. (760) 253-4453 May 19, 2018 - McKenzie's 250, Lucerne Valley CA Jul 21, 2018 - Sierra LED 250, Barstow CA Sept 29, 2018 - PCI Race Radios 300, Lucerne Valley CA Oct 19-21, 2018 - Jack and Jill Race Towards a Cure, Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA Dec 7-9, 2018 - Jamar Championship Series Finale, SNORE/MORE Rage at the River, Laughlin NV NORRA (805) 390-1671 Apr 20-27, 2018 - 2018 Mexican 1000

RECORD OFF ROAD 646-176-16-37 Jun 22-24, 2018 - King Shocks Ensenada San Felipe 250 Oct 5-6, 2018 - San Vicente 200 Dec 14-16, 2018 - Race Ready 250 Coast to Coast SCORE (818) 225-8402 Apr 2-8, 2018 - 32nd SCORE San Felipe 250 May 30 - Jun 3, 2018 - 50th SCORE Baja 500 Sept 19-23, 2018 - Tijuana 22nd SCORE Desert Challenge Nov 14-18, 2018 - 51st SCORE Baja 1000 SNORE (702) 452-4522 Apr 6-7, 2018 - Motion Tire 300, Ridgecrest CA Jun 8-9, 2018 - Caliente 250, Caliente NV Aug 3-4, 2018 - KC Hilites Midnight Special, Jean NV Oct 5-6, 2018 - SNORE 250, Beatty NV Dec 7-9, 2018 - Rage at the River, Laughlin NV SADR (SOUTHERN ARIZONA DESERT RACING) 520-747-0490 May 18-19, 2018 - Desert Race 150 miles Oct 5-6, 2018 - Cholla 250

Nov 30-Dec 1, 2018 - Point to Point the long way TEJAS OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION 432-553-5780 Jul 5-9, 2018 - Texas Million TEXAS DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION (361) 522-3520 Apr 13-14, 2018 - West Texas 250, Notrees TX Jul 13-15, 2018 - The Scientist of Lighting Baja DesignsTexana 180 Sept 7-8, 2018 - Texana 250 Oct 26-28, 2018 - Lonestar 250, Notrees TX VORRA (916) 925-1702


AMA DISTRICT 37 (714) 747-1211 Apr 14-15, 2018 - Rovers Desert Scrambles, Wagon Wheel OHV, Ridgecrest CA Apr 22, 2018 - Vikings Hare Scrambles, Johnson Valley, CA


Apr 28-29, 2018 - SoCal Desert Scrambles, Johnson Valley CA May 12, 2018 - Badgers Dual Euro Scrambles, Spangler OHV, Ridgecrest CA Jun 2-3, 2018 - RHR Dual Euro Scrambles, North Anderson OHV, Lucerne Valley CA Jun 9, 2018 - Prairie Dogs Last Dog Standing, Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA Sept 15-16, 2018 - 4 Aces MC Dual Euro Scrambles, Spangler OHV, Ridgecrest CA Sept 29, 2018 - Shamrocks Dual Euro Scrambles, Charlie's Place, Ridgecrest CA Oct 14, 2018 - Checkeres Hare & Hound, Johnson Valley CA Oct 20, 2018 - Invaders Desert Scrambles, Red Mountain CA Nov 10-11, 2018 - 100's MC National Hare & Hound, Johnson Valley CA AMA DISTRICT 38 OFF ROAD DIVISION (619) 562-1993 Races held in the Imperial County desert near El Centro CA Bike & ATV Schedule Apr 14, 2018 - OTB Easter Scramble Team Race, Plaster City East Oct 7, 2018 - Roadrunner Rattlesnake Chase, Superstition Oct 20, 2018 - I-8 Monster Mash, Dip

Nov 10, 2018 - Full Throttle Plaster City Dash, Plaster City East Dec 8, 2018 - Roadrunner Christmas Classic, Lakebed UTV Schedule Apr 14, 2018 - OTB Easter Egg Scramble, Plaster City East Oct 20, 2018 - I8 Monster Mash, Dip Nov 10, 2018 - Full Throttle Plaster City Dash, Plaster City East Dec 9, 2018 - Roadrunner Christmas Classic, Lakebed AMA NATIONAL HARE & HOUND Apr 21, 2018 - Round 4, Little Sahara OHV, Sugarloafers MC, USRA, Jericho UT May 5, 2018 - Round 5, Little Sahara OHV, Sage Riders MC, USRA, Jericho UT Jul 28-29, 2018 - Round 6, Wyoming Aug 11-12, 2018 - Round 7, Big Sandy, MT Aug 25, 2018 - Round 8, Silver State Trail Blazers, AMA MRAN, Panaca NV Oct 13-14, 2018 - Round 9, Checkers MC, AMA District 37, TBD, California Oct 27-28, 2018 - Round 10, 100s MC, AMA District 37, Lucerne Valley CA AMA WEST HARE SCRAMBLES Apr 14-15, 2018 - Round 5, Redding CA Jun 23-24, 2018 - Round 6, Bellingham WA Oct 6-7, 2018 - Round 7, Silverwater OK - East vs. West Oct 20-21, 2018 - Round 8, Truckee (Norden) CA TBA - Round 9, California


DESERT RACING: Motorcycles & Quads Continued AMRA ARIZONA MOTORCYCLE RIDERS ASSOCIATION Apr 7, 2018 - Race 8, 2018 Arizona Off-Road State Championship, Globe AZ ARIZONA OFF ROAD PROMOTIONS (623) 363-9665 Jul 28-29, 2018 - Cinder Mountain Hare Scrambles, Flagstaff AZ Aug 18, 2018 - Lynx Creek Hare Scrambles, Prescott Valley AZ BEST IN THE DESERT (702) 457-5775 Apr 6-7, 2018 - Polaris RZR UTV World Championship, Laughlin NV May 3-6, 2018 - Motion Pro Nevada 200 Trail Ride, Caliente NV Aug 15-18, 2018 - General Tire, Vegas to Reno CODE OFF ROAD (01152) (686) 553-40-87 May 11-13, 2018 - VW Auto Partes, Mexicali BC Jul 27-29, 2018 - Kendall Motrix Grand Prix, Tecate BC Oct 11-14, 2018 - Mexicana Logistics 500 Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2018 - Polaris Baja 275 NORRA (661) 268-1232 Apr 20-27, 2018 - 2018 Mexican 1000 RECORD OFF ROAD 646-176-16-37 Jun 22-24, 2018 - King Shocks Ensenada San Felipe 250 Oct 5-6, 2018 - San Vicente 200 Dec 14-16, 2018 - Race Ready 250 Coast to Coast

SCORE (818) 225-8402 Apr 2-8, 2018 - 32nd SCORE San Felipe 250 May 30 - Jun 3, 2018 - 50th SCORE Baja 500 Sept 19-23, 2018 - Tijuana 22nd SCORE Desert Challenge Nov 14-18, 2018 - 51st SCORE Baja 1000 TEJAS OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION 432-553-5780 Jul 5-9, 2018 - Texas Million TEXAS DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION (361) 522-3520 Apr 13-15, 2018 - Texas 300 Jul 13-15, 2018 - Texana 200 Oct 26-28, 2018 - Lonestar 250 ZR PROMOTIONS (686) 564-6653 Apr 21-22, 2018 - Fiat GP Jun 30, 2018 - V Metal Aug 18-19, 2018 - Santa Veronica GP Oct 20-21, 2018 - ZR Grand Prix Campeones


Dual sport rides are designed for street-legal, licensed motorcycles that are capable of being ridden on dirt roads and trails BIG BEAR TRAIL RIDERS MC 818-391-3083 Jun 23, 2018 - 24th Annual Big Bear Run CAL POLY PENGUINS MC 775-781-7845 COUNTDOWN 775-884-0399 Mexico to Canada Dual Sport Ride May 7-11, 2018 - Mex2Can 1st Half, Countdown, Tecate CA Aug 17-24, 2018 - Mex2Can 2nd

Half, Countdown, Fallon NV Jul 14-15, 2018 - Topaz 600, Countdown, Topaz NV Sept 28-30, 2018 - Trans-Sierra, Countdown, Topaz NV CRAWDAD OFF ROAD EVENTS D-37 DUAL SPORT (626) 446-7386 Apr 14, 2018 - Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Ride For Kids, Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA DUAL SPORT WEST 775-884-0399 May 7-11, 2018 - Mex2Can 1st Half, Countdown, Tecate CA May 2018 - Sheetiron 300, Oakland MC, Stonyford CA Aug 17-24, 2018 - Mex2Can 2nd Half, Countdown, Fallon NV Jul 14-15, 2018 - Topaz 600, Countdown, Topaz NV Sept 28-30, 2018 - Trans-Sierra, Countdown, Topaz NV Sept 2018 - Alpine Trails, Chaparrals MC, Jawbone Canyon CA Sept 2018 - Buckhorn, Redding Dirt Riders, Basshole Bar, Lakehead CA Sept 2018 - Ride Reno 200, Dust Devils, Boomtown, Verdi NV Oct 2018 - Howlin' at the Moon, Arizona Trail Riders, Prescott Valley Nov 3-4, 2018 - China Lake 300 DUST DEVILS MC Sept 2018 - Ride Reno 200, Boomtown, Verdi NV FAMILY OFF ROAD ADVENTURES 209-649-3633 May 5-6, 2018 – Yosemite Adventure Tour Sept 22-23, 2017 - Yosemite Dual Sport Adventure ORANGE COUNTY DUALIES 562-243-3301 SAN DIEGO ADVENTURE RIDERS 619-825-6308

VENTURA COUNTY MOTORCYCLE CLUB 805-276-0156 Oct 12-14, 2018 - VCMC Bishop Dual Sport


GLEN HELEN RACEWAY (909) 880-3090 Ocr 13-14, 2018 - JBC 24 Hour Endurance


Off-Road motorcycle racing with obstacles such as rocks, logs, water, sand, jumps and tractor tires, sometimes held indoors. GEICO AMA ENDUROCROSS


DISTRICT 37 (714) 539-2357 Sept 8, 2018 - Lost Coyotes Sprint Enduro, Spangler OHV, Ridgecrest CA Sept 23, 2018 - United MC Sprint Enduro, Johnson Valley OHV, Lucerne Valley CA


AMERICAN FLAT TRACK Apr 7, 2018 - Atlanta Short Track, Woodstock GA Apr 28, 2018 - Texas Half Mile, Fort Worth TX May 5, 2018 - Calistoga Half Mile, Calistoga CA May 12, 2018 - Arizona Mile, Phoenix AZ May 19, 2018 - Sacramento Mile, Sacramento CA May 27, 2018 - Springfield Mile I, Springfield IL Jun 2, 2018 - Red Mile, Lexington KY Jun 16, 2018 - OKC Mile, Oklahoma City OK Jun 30, 2018 - Lima Half-Mile, Lima OH

Jul 7, 2018 - New York Short Track, Weedsport NY Aug 5, 2018 - Buffalo Chip TT, Sturgis SD Aug 7, 2018 - Peoria TT, Peoria IL Sept 2, 2018 - Springfield Mile II, Springfield IL Sept 8, 2018 - Williams Grove HalfMile, Mechanicsburg PA Sept 29, 2018 - Minnesota Mile, Shakopee MN Oct 6, 2018 - Meadowlands Mile, East Rutherford NJ AZ FLAT TRACK RACING (602) 320-9201 CALVMX 619-500-2869 All events held at Camp Lockett Event & Equestrian Facility, Campo CA Apr 14-15, 2018 - Round 1 Jun 2-3, 2018 - Round 2 Jul 28-29, 2018 - Round 3 Aug 25-26, 2018 - Round 4 Sept 29-30, 2018 - Round 5 Oct 27-28, 2018 - Round 6 EDDIE MULDER’S WEST COAST DIRT TRACK SERIES (861) 944-1184 www. QC FLAT TRACK (602) 577-1483 Apr 13-15, 2018 - Arizona Bike Week Flat Track Racing, Westworld of Scottsdale AZ SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FLAT TRACK ASSOCIATION (951) 443-7622 All races held at Perris Raceway, Perris CA Schedule subject to change due to weather Apr 7-8, 2018 - Spring Double Header, Rounds 2-3, SCFTA Championship Series May 5, 2018 - TT Race for 150cc and lower

Jun 9, 2018 - Round 4, SCFTA Championship Series Jul 14, 2018 - Round 5, SCFTA Championship Series Aug 11, 2018- Round 6, SCFTA Championship Series Sept 8, 2018 - Round 7, SCFTA Championship Series Oct 13, 2018 - Round 8, SCFTA Championship Series Nov 10-11, 2018 - Rounds 9 & 10, SCFTA Championship Series Dec 1, 2018 - Round 11, SCFTA Championship Series WESTERN FLAT TRACK (415) 320-7889 Apr 21, 2018 - Salinas 1/2 mile TT, Zaden Florez Tribute Jun 30 2018 - Short Track, Santa Rosa CA Jul 14, 2018 - 1/2 Mile, Humboldt CA Aug 25, 2018 - Short Track, Carson City NV Sept 7, 2018 - 1/4 Mile, Kings Speedway, Hanford CA


BADLANDS OFF ROAD ADVENTURES Apr 13, 2018 - Death Valley Adventure, Ridgecrest CA 4 days Jun 22, 2018 - Summer Fest/Field Day, Frazier Park CA, 3 days Aug 13, 2018 - Rubicon Trail Adventure, Lake Tahoe CA, 4 days Oct 5, 2018 - Borrego Fest, Borrego Springs CA, 3 days Oct 19, 2018 - Death Valley Adventure, Ridgecrest CA, 4 days Nov 24, 2018 - Thanksgiving Adventure, Mojave CA, 2 days



Dec 8-9, 2018 - Getting Started Off Road Driving Clinic, Borrego Springs CA


BARSTOW POKER RUN (760) 252-3093


Sept 29, 2018 - Horse Thief Canyon Oct 27, 2018 - Cleghorn Night Run Nov 23-24, 2018 - Partial Mojave Road Dec TBD - Christmas Party

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TIERRA DEL SOL Apr 12-15, 2018 - El Pinacate Biosphere Reserve May 25-28, 2018 - High Desert Round-up Aug 6-11, 2018 - Pismo Dunes, Oceano CA

DESERT IRONWOODS RESORT 760-767-5670 May 5, 2017 - Taco Cook-Off May 26, 2017 - Famous Water Slide & Potluck Luau Jun 9, 2017 - Pool Party Potluck

VEGAS VALLEY 4 WHEELERS (702) 558-5786

EARLY BRONCOS LTD (1966-77 “Early” Ford Broncos) Apr 15, 2018 - Fabulous Fords Forever, Buena Park CA

4WD Clubs

BEACH N TOYS (760) 945-3979 CALIFORNIA 4WD ASSOCIATION INC. 1-8004x4-FUNN (916) 381-8300 Apr 27-29, 2018 - 42nd Annual MudN-Yer-Eye May 11-12, 2018 - Molina Ghost Run May 18-19, 2018 - 4WD Club of Fresno Head for the Hills Blue Canyon Poker Run May 19-20, 2018 - Esprit de 4 4x4 How-To Clinic May 25-27, 2018 - Hi Desert Round-up CAPO VALLEY 4 WHEELERS Apr 6-8, 2018 - Red Mountain/ Cuddyback Apr 28, 2018 - 21st Annual Doheny Wood Jun 22-24, 2018 - Monache Meadows Wheel & Fish DESERT DAWGS (951) 681-8608 DESERT SIDE TRACS May 4-6, 2018 - Mojave Road DIABLO 4-WHEELERS (925) 682-5734 Apr 14, 2018 - Safety Clinic May 11, 2018 - Molina Ghost Run May 25-27, 2018 - Hi Desert RoundUp May 25-28, 2018 - Memorial Weekend Run Jun 8-10, 2018 - Loop Trail Opening July 15, 2018 - 4 Wheel Parts Hollister Hills Customer Appreciation Day Aug 9-12, 2018 - Sierra Trek August Aug 10-12, 2018 - Bear Valley Loop (Sierra Trek) Sept 1-3, 2018 - High Sierra Poker Run Sept 21-23, 2018 - Loop Trail Closing Oct 19-20, 2018 - Operation Desert Fun Nov 9-11, 2018 - Panamint Valley Days EARLY BRONCOS LTD (1966-77 “Early” Ford Broncos) Apr 15, 2018 - Fabulous Fords Forever, Buena Park CA


GEARED FOUR FUN 4WD CLUB (760) 751-9733 HEMET JEEP CLUB www.hemetjeep INLAND EMPIRE FOUR WHEELERS (909) 883-7219 Apr 2018 - Powder Puff Run May 24-28, 2018 - Taboose Creek

JEEP BLITZ (530) 333-4771 May 24-27, 2018 - 3rd Annual Jeep Blitz, Bushnell IL

VICTOR VALLEY 4 WHEELERS www.victorvalley Oct 2018 - 27th Annual Fun in the Desert, Johnson Valley CA

JUST RUNS (619) 579-7120 Check the schedule regularly. Often runs are added/ changed at the last minute. Apr 8-12, 2018 - Back way to Crown King and More Apr 15-20, 2018 - Cottonwood/ Sedona May 14-16, 2018 - Inyos Mountain Cerro Gordo Ghost Town Sept 9-15, 2018 - Paiute Trail, Utah

WILLYS OVERLAND MOAB RALLY (714) 478-1867 May 18-20, 2018 - Willys Overland Rally, Moab UT

PARKER 4 WHEELERS (909) 239-1162 www.parker4 POINT MUGU 4WD CLUB, INC. (805) 241-5899 Apr 13, 2018 - Brett's Annual Point Mugu 4x4 Calico Run May 25, 2018 - Point Mugu 4x4 Annual Memorial Day Weekend Run at Stoddard Wells RED ROCK 4-WHEELERS RIVERSIDE 4 WHEELERS www.riverside SAN DIEGO 4 WHEELERS Apr 10-15, 2018 - Sand Hollow UT SCOUTS WEST 4WDC (619) 477-6156; (562) 902-8559 Apr 20-22, 2018 - IH Western Regionals, Calico CA SONS OF THUNDER 4-WHEELERS (949) 830-8254 Apr 27-29, 2018 - Calico Days May 26-28, 2018 - Old Dale Mine Jun 22-24, 2018 - Jawbone Jul 28, 2018 - Pilot Rock Aug 24-26, 2018 - Big Bear


BADLANDS OFF ROAD ADVENTURES Apr 7-8, 2018 - Getting Started Off Road Driving Clinic, Gorman CA Apr 21, 2018 - Winch Clinic, Mojave or Borrego (call for location) Apr 21-22, 2018 - Getting Started Off Road Driving Clinic, Borrego Springs CA May 5-6, 2018 - Getting Started Off Road Driving Clinic, Gorman CA May 12, 2018 - Tire Repair & Hi-Lift Jack Mini Clinic, Hawthorne CA Jun 9-10, 2018 - Getting Started Off Road Driving Clinic, Gorman CA Jun 16, 2018 - Rock Driving Clinic, Lucerne Valley CA Jul 14-15, 2018 - Getting Started Off Road Driving Clinic, Gorman CA Jul 21, 2018 - Rock Driving Clinic, Lucerne Valley CA Aug 4-5, 2018 - Getting Started Off Road Driving Clinic, Gorman CA Aug 25, 2018 - Sand & Dunes Off Road Driving Clinic, Oceano Dunes, Pismo CA Sept 15-16, 2018 - Getting Started Off Road Driving Clinic, Gorman CA Sept 22, 2018 - Winch Clinic, Mojave or Borrego (call for location) Oct 13-14, 2018 - Getting Started Off Road Driving Clinic, Gorman CA Oct 20-21, 2018 - Getting Started Off Road Driving Clinic, Borrego Springs CA Nov 3-4, 2018 - Getting Started Off Road Driving Clinic, Gorman CA Nov 17-18, 2018 - Getting Started Off Road Driving Clinic, Borrego Springs CA Dec 1-2, 2018 - Getting Started Off Road Driving Clinic, Gorman CA

CORVA (800) 42-CORVA


May 26-27, 2018 - Prescott Valley Grand Prix, Prescott Valley AZ Jun 30-Jun 1, 2018 - Mormon Lake Grand Prix, Mormon Lake AZ Oct 13-14, 2018 - Payson Grand Prix, Payson AZ Nov 3-4, 2018 - Crazy Horse Grand Prix, Lake Havasu City AZ Nov 17-18, 2018 - Gila Bend Grand Prix, Gila Bend AZ Dec 5, 2018 - Christmas Grand Prix, Peoria AZ BIG 6 (562) 423-1889 Ride Hotline (714) 539-2357 Apr 7-8, 2018 - Hilltoppers MC GP, 29 Palms CA May 5-6, 2018 - Shamrocks GP, Primm NM Oct 6-7, 2018 - Viewfinders GP, Ridgecrest CA Nov 3-4, 2018 - Prospectors GP, Gorman CA Dec 1-2, 2018 - Vikings GP, Lake Havasu AZ DIRT SERIES (909) 800-9820 www.elsinore Nov 8-11, 2018 - Elsinore Grand Prix, Lake Elsinore CA FIRE & POLICE MOTOCROSS www.firepolice Dec 11, 2018 - Christmas GP, Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA

ZR PROMOTIONS(686) 564-6653

GLEN HELEN RACEWAY (909) 880-3090 San Bernardino Apr 29, 2018 - SRA Grand Prix Jun 24, 2018 - SRA Grand Prix Jul 22, 2018 - SRA Grand Prix Aug 26, 2018 - SRA Grand Prix Sept 30, 2018 - SRA Grand Prix Oct 28, 2018 - SRA Grand Prix Nov 11, 2018 - SRA Grand Prix Dec 16, 2018 - SRA Grand Prix


LACR MX, Palmdale CA (661) 754-3366

SAN DIEGO OFF ROAD COALITION 858-822-8274 SOBOBA RIDES, San Jacinto CA (951) 654-9436

AMA DISTRICT 37 (714) 539-2357 Apr 7-8, 2018 - Hilltoppers MC GP, 29 Palms CA May 5-6, 2018 - Shamrocks GP, Primm NM Oct 6-7, 2018 - Viewfinders GP, Ridgecrest CA Nov 3-4, 2018 - Prospectors GP, Gorman CA Dec 1-2, 2018 - Vikings GP, Lake Havasu AZ AMA DISTRICT 38 OFF ROAD DIVISION (619) 562-1993 May 12, 2018 - D38 Grand Prix, Cahuilla Creek, Anza CA AMRA ARIZONA MOTORCYCLE RIDERS ASSOCIATION ARIZONA OFF ROAD PROMOTIONS (623) 363-9665 May 5-6, 2018 - Winslow Grand Prix, Winslow AZ


LOS ANCIANOS MC CLUB REDDING DIRT RIDERS Apr 14-15, 2018 - Shasta Dam Grand Prix SRA (714) 957-2985 Motorcycles, Quads, UTVs All events held at Glen Helen Raceway, Devore CA Mar 18, 2018 - Grand Prix Apr 29, 2018 - Grand Prix May 2018 - No Race Jun 22, 2018 - Grand Prix Jul 22, 2018 - Grand Prix Aug 26, 2018 - Grand Prix Sept 30, 2018 - Grand Prix Oct 28, 2018 - Grand Prix Nov 11, 2018 - Grand Prix Dec 16, 2018 - Sparks of Love Race, no points ZR PROMOTIONS (686) 564-6653 Apr 21-22, 2018 - Fiat GP Jun 30, 2018 - V Metal

Aug 18-19, 2018 - Santa Veronica GP Oct 20-21, 2018 - ZR Grand Prix Campeones


Also see Vintage Motocross Category 333 MX PARK (949) 228-0546 Apr 15, 2018 - The Dirt Series MX AMA DISTRICT 37 (562) 225-0429 AMA AMATEUR NATIONAL MX REGIONAL Apr 7-8, 2018 - Southwest Qualifier, Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA Apr 28, 2018 - Southwest Qualifier, Pala Raceway, Pala CA Jun 2-3, 2018 - Mid-West Regional, Prairie City OHV, Rancho Cordova CA Jun 9-10, 2018 - Southwest Regional, Pala Raceway, Pala CA Jul 30-Aug 4, 2018 - Amateur National Motocross, Hurricane Mills TN AMA LUCAS OIL PRO MX CHAMPIONSHIP May 19, 2018 - Hangtown Motocross Classic, Sacramento CA May 26, 2018 - Glen Helen National, San Bernardino CA Jun 2, 2018 - Thunder Valley National, Lakewood CO Jun 16, 2018 - High Point National, Mt. Morris PA Jun 23, 2018 - Tennessee National, Blountville TN Jun 30, 2018 - Southwick National, Southwick MA Jul 7, 2018 - RedBud National, Buchanan MI Jul 21, 2018 - Spring Creek National, Milville MN Jul 28, 2018 - Washougal National, Washougal WA Aug 11, 2018 - Unaadilla National, Berlin NY Aug 18, 2018 - Budds Creek National, Mechanicsville MD Aug 25, 2018 - Ironman National, Crawfordsville IN CAHUILLA CREEK MX TRACK (951) 471-6135 Anza CA www. cahuillacreek COMPETITIVE EDGE Hesperia CA (760) 947-9054 Apr 29, 2018 - American Retrocross DT1 MX Park Tulare CA (559) 685-0503 Apr 22, 2018 - Battle at the Parks, Round 1 May 12, 2018 - Battle at the Parks, Round 3 FIRE & POLICE MOTOCROSS (760) 586-5320 Apr 23-24, 2018 - Rounds 3&4, LACR, Palmdale CA GLEN HELEN RACEWAY, Devore CA


(909) 880-3090, San Bernardino Apr 7-8, 2018 - Loretta Lynn's Dual MX Qualifier Apr 8, 2018 - SoCal OTMX Apr 14, 2018 - REM MX Apr 15, 2018 - SoCal OTMX International/ARX Apr 22, 2018 - TWMX Apr 28, 2018 - REM MX May 5 2018 - REM MX May 12, 2018 - REM MX May 19, 2018 - REM MX May 20, 2018 - SoCal OTMX May 25, 2018 - MX National Amateur Day May 26, 2018 - AMA Mx National Jun 3, 2018 - TWMX Jun 9, 2018 - Last Dog Standing Jun 10, 2018 - Dirt Series/ARX Jun 16, 2018 - REM MX Jun 30, 2018- REM MX INTERNATIONAL OLDTIMER MOTOCROSS Apr 14-15, 2018 - SoCal OTMX, Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA Apr 21-22, 2018 - Nevada OTMX, Fernley NV May 19-20, 2018 - Rocky Mountain, Niarada, Montana Jun 9-10, 2018 - Sierra OTMX, Prairie City, Rancho Cordova CA Jul -8, 2018 - Oregon OTMX, Washougal MX Park, Washougal WA Jul 14-15, 2018 - Washington OTMX, Ward Creek, Raymond WA Aug 4-5, 2018 - BC OTMX, Agassiz BC Aug 11-12, 2018 - Alberta OTMX, Antler Lake, Edmonton Alberta Sept 22-23, 2018 - Idaho OTMX, Owyhee MX, Boise ID LA PLAYA MOTOCROSS Rosarito, Mexico (619) 819 6323 laplayamotocross LACR MX, Palmdale CA

(661) 754-3366 MILESTONE RANCH MX PARK, Riverside CA (951) 686-4669 May 6, 2018 - TWMXRS May 20, 2018 - Calvmx Aug 5, 2018 - Terra Firma Round 3 Sept 7-9, 2018 - Slam Fest 2018 Oct 14, 2018 - Fall Classic, Round 3 Oct 25-28, 2018 - Mini Majors 2018 OVER THE HILL GANG (310) 373-4506 Apr 8, 2018 - REM - OTMX Apr 28-29, 2018 - Sierra National, Hangtown MX, Rancho Cordova CA May 6, 2018 - Cahuilla Creek, Anza CA May 26-27, 2018 - Reno National, Fernley NV Jun 10, 2018 - LA County Raceway, Palmdale CA Jun 24, 2018 - SRA Grand Prix, Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA Jul 7, 2018 - Ride Day Aug 26, 2018 - Perris Raceway, Perris CA Sept 1-2, 2018 - Bay Nationals, Hollister Hills, Hollister CA Sept 16, 2018 - Milestone MX, Riverside CA Sept 30, 2018 - Cal City, South National Warm-Up Race Oct 13-14, 2018 - South National, California City CA Oct 21, 2018 - Sunrise MX Park, Adelanto CA Oct 28, 2018 - Perris MX, Perris CA Nov 10-11, 2018 - Valley National, DT1 MX Park, Tulare CA Nov 18, 2018 - Comp Edge MX Park, Hesperia CA Dec 2, 2018 - Toy Drive, Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA PERRIS RACEWAY Perris CA (951) 657-6042 Sept 23, 2018 - Fall Classic, Round 1 PRAIRIE CITY MX PARK Sacramento CA (775) 265-7223 REM MOTOCROSS (951) 200-0699 All races held at Glen Helen Raceway, Devore CA Apr 7, 2018 - Saturday Motocross Apr 14, 2018 - Saturday Motocross May 5, 2018 - Saturday Motocross May 12, 2018 - Saturday Motocross May 19, 2018 - Saturday Motocross Jun 16, 2018 - Saturday Motocross Jun 30, 2018 - Saturday Motocross Jul 7, 2018 - Saturday Motocross Jul 14, 2018 - Saturday Motocross Jul 21, 2018 - Saturday Motocross Jul 28, 2018 - Saturday Motocross SHORTY'S SPORTS PARK LLC Blythe CA (541) 761-7311 shortyssportspark SOCAL OLD TIMERS MX CLUB (714) 261-3656 Apr 14-15, 2018 - SoCal International, Glen Helen Raceway, Devore CA May 6, 2018 - Cahuilla Creek MX, Anza CA Jun 3, 2018- LACR, Palmdale CA May 24, 2018 - Milestone MX, Riverside CA SOCAL CHAMPIONSHIP MOTOCROSS SERIES (562) 225-0429 www.amaSoCal Apr 22, 2018 - Round 3, Winter Schedule, Comp Edge, Hesperia CA Jun 3, 2018 - Round 1, Summer Schedule, LACR, Palmdale CA Jun 10, 2018 - Round 2, Summer Schedule, Comp Edge, Hesperia CA Jul 1, 2018 - Round 3, Summer Schedule, Glen Helen, San Bernardino CA Jul 15, 2018 - Round 4, Summer Schedule, Prospectors MC, Quail Canyon MX, Gorman CA

Jul 22, 2018 - Round 5, Summer Schedule, LACR, Palmdale CA Aug 12, 2018 - Round 6, Summer Schedule, Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA SUNRISE MX PARK (760) 680-6619 or (760) 947-9054 www.ride THE DIRT SERIES Apr 15, 2018 - Round 3, 333MX Park, Victorville CA May 6, 2018 - Round 4, Comp Edge MX, Hesperia CA Jun 10, 2018 - Round 5, Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA Jul 22, 2018 - Round 6, Sunrise MX, Anza CA Aug 12, 2018 - Round 7, Pala Raceway, Pala CA Sept 23, 2018 - Round 8, Cahuilla Creek MX, Anza CA Oct 14, 2018 - Round 9, TBA TWMX (760) 722-7777 twmxrs/race-schedule/ Apr 22, 2018 - West Coast Open, Glen Helen Raceway, Devore CA May 6, 2018 - West Coast Open, Milestone MX, Riverside CA May 20, 2018 - West Coast Open, Competitive Edge, Hesperia CA Jun 3, 2018 - West Coast Open, Glen Helen Raceway, Devore CA WORCS (435) 635-1597 Apr 7-29, 2018 - Round 5, MC, ATV & SXS, Sand Hollow, Hurricane UT May 25-27, 2018 - Round 6, MC, ATV & SXS, Iron Mine, Cedar City UT Sept 14-16, 2018 - Round 7, MC, ATV & SXS, Glen Helen, Devore CA Oct 5-7, 2018 - Round 8, MC ATV & SXS, Mesquite MX, Mesquite NV Oct 26-28, 2018 - Round 9, MC & ATV only (no SXS), Buffalo Bill's Primm NV

Nov 2-4, 2018 - Round 9, SXS World Finals (no MC/ATV), Buffalo Bill's, Primm NV

Jun 1-2, 2018 - Unlimited Off Road Show & Expo, Kentucky Exposition Center



BIG 3 (619) 276-7135 MICHIGAN BUGGY BUILDERS (517) 402-1303 OFF ROAD EXPO (714) 513-8449 www.offroadexpo. com Apr 21-22, 2018 - Spring Edition Off Road Expo, Scottsdale AZ Sept 29-30, 2018 - Off Road Expo, Pomona CA OFF ROAD NIGHTS (760) 533-9380 Aug 4, 2018 - Off Road Nights, Temecula CA SAND SPORTS SUPER SHOW (714) 990-5107 www.sandsports Sept 14-16, 2018 - Sand Sports Super Show, Costa Mesa CA UNLIMITED OFF ROAD EXPO (678) 938-2680 www.unlimited

Also see Desert Racing, GP’s and Fun Runs ARIZONA OFF ROAD PROMOTIONS (623) 363-9665 www.arizonaoffroad May 5-6, 2018 - Winslow Grand Prix, Winslow AZ May 26-27, 2018 - Prescott Valley Grand Prix, Prescott Valley AZ Jun 30 - May 1, 2018 - Mormon Lake Grand Prix, Mormon Lake AZ Jul 28-29, 2018 - Cinder Mountain Hare Scrambles, Flagstaff AZ Aug 18, 2018 - Lynx Creek Hare Scrambles, Prescott Valley AZ Aug 19, 2018 - Lynx Creek Motocross, Prescott Valley AZ Sept 6-9, 2018 - White Mountain UTV Jamboree, Eagar AZ Oct 13-14, 2018 - Payson Grand Prix, Payson AZ Nov 3-4, 2018 - Crazy Horse Grand Prix, Lake Havasu City AZ Nov 17-18, 2018 - Gila Bend Grand Prix, Gila Bend AZ Dec 5, 2018 - Christmas Grand Prix, Peoria AZ

Continued on Page 18 - APRIL 2018 - S&S OFF ROAD MAGAZINE


Jun 23, 2018 - Round 3, Prairie City ULTRA 4 RACING May 11, 2018 - MetalCloak Stampede, Prairie City SVRA Jun 15, 2018 - East/West Combined, Cross Bar Ranch, Davis OK Aug 10, 2018 - Ridgecrest OHV, Ridgecrest CA Oct 19, 2018 - National Championship, Wild West MSP, Sparks NV


BAKO SAND DRAGS (661) 213-6783 www. bakosanddrags ET MOTOPARK (480) 9266688 Apache Junction AZ May 12, 2018 - Mud Bogs & Sand Drags Jun 2, 2018 - Mud Bogs & Sand Drags SOCAL SAND DRAGS (559) 679-8994 Sept 28-30, 2018 - Sand Drags, Soboba Casino, San Jacinto CA

COMING EVENTS Continued QUAD RACING Continued from Page 17 ARIZONA OFF ROAD PROMOTIONS (623) 363-9665 CALVMX 619-500-2869 See dates under Flat Track QUAD X (909) 384-9342 Apr 14, 2018 - Round 2, 333 MX Park, Victorville CA Jun 2, 2018 - Round 3, Argyll MX Park, Dixon CA Aug 4, 2018 - Round 4, 333 MX Park, Victorville CA Dec 15, 2018 - Round 5, IV Expo, Winterfest, Imperial CA SRA (714) 957-2985 See dates under GP's TEJAS OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION 432-553-5780 See dates under Desert Racing TEXAS DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION (361) 522-3520 See dates under Desert Racing

WORCS (435) 635-1597 See dates under Motocross ZR PROMOTIONS (686) 564-6653 See dates under Desert Racing


ATV SAFETY INSTITUTE 1-800-786-5559 Free ATV lessons for ages 6-17 Ocotillo Wells location by request Apr 7-8, 2018 - Heber Dunes


DIRT RIOT ENDURANCE RACING (714) 513-8449 Western Series Apr 28-29, 2018 - Round 2 Jul 7-8, 2018 - Round 3 Aug 11-12, 2018 - Round 4 Sept 8-9, 2018 - Grand Nationals

NOR CAL ROCK RACING Apr 21, 2018 - Round 2, Wild West Motorsports Park


ARIZONA SHORT COURSE SERIES (800) 342-2512 May 5, 2018 - Round 3, Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, Chandler AZ Sept 8, 2018 - Round 4, Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, Chandler AZ Oct 13, 2018 - Arizona Challenge Cup Test Nov 3-4, 2018 - Rounds 5&6, Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, Chandler AZ GLEN HELEN RACEWAY (909) 880-3090 Apr 21, 2018 - Lucas Oil Off Road Series Aug 4, 2018 - Lucas Oil Regional Sept 22, 2018 - Lucas Oil Off Road Series LUCAS OIL REGIONAL (951) 233-2088 Apr 21, 2018 - Round 3, Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA Jun 9-10, 2018 - Rounds 4 & 5, San Bernardino County Fairgrounds, Victorville CA Aug 4, 2018 - Round 6, Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA Oct 6-7, 2018 - Rounds 7&8, San Bernardino County Fairgrounds, Victorville CA

LUCAS OIL OFF ROAD SERIES (800) 342-2512 Apr 14, 2018 - Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, Chandler AZ May 19-20, 2018 - Estero Beach Resort, Ensenada, Mexico Jun 23-24, 2018 - Lucas Oil Speedway, Wheatland MO Jul 21, 2018 - Wild West Motorsports Park, Sparks NV Aug 24-25, 2018 - Utah Motorsports Campus, Tooele UT Sept 22, 2018 - Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA Oct 20-21, 2018 - Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, Chandler AZ SPEED ENERGY FORMULA OFF ROAD (704) 949-1255 www.stadium Apr 14-15, 2018 - Grand Prix of Long Beach, Long Beach CA May 4-5, 2018 - Adelaide, Australia VORRA (916) 925-1702


COSTA MESA SPEEDWAY (949) 492-9933 www.costamesa May 12, 2018 - Jack Milne Cup, 50 Year Celebration,Sidecars, Juniors Jun 2, 2018 - Harley Night #1, Speedway, Sidecars Jun 9, 2018 - Speedway, Sidecars, Juniors Jul 13, 2018 - Freestyle Motocross Invitational, Sidecars Jul 14, 2018 - Speedway Fair Derby, Sidecars Aug 18, 2018 - Harley Night #2, Speedway, Sidecars Sept 8, 2018 - Speedway, Sidecars, Juniors Sept 22, 2018 - RSD, Super Holligan National Championship Series, Speedway Sept 29, 2018 - Knobby Night, Speedway, Dirt Bikes Oct 6, 2018 - 50th U.S. National Speedway


MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS May 17, 2018 - East, Dome at America's Center, St. Louis MO Mar 24, 2018 - East, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis IN Apr 7, 2018 - West, Centurylink Field, Seattle WA Apr 14, 2018 - East, U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis MN Apr 21, 2018 - West, Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City UT May 5, 2018 - East/West, Sam Boyd Stadium,Las Vegas NV


Trials is the extreme level of motorcycle competition that requires precise balance and control while riding over a designated area of difficult terrain. AHRMA Apr 7, 2018 - Round 4, Burrows' Ranch, Chrome CA Apr 13, 2018 - Round 5, Diamond Don's Riverport National, Jefferson TX May 18, 2018 - Round 6, Mill Creek Motorsports Park, Combs AR Jun 23, 2018 - Round 7, Great Plains MX, Nebraska City NE Jul TBA, 2018 - Rounds 8-9, Donner Sumit Trial, Soda Springs CA Sept 15, 2018 - Round 10, Rattlers Run Farms, Fairfield WA Sept 28, 2018 - Round 11, Bushey Ranch, Canvy CA Oct 7, 2018 - Round 12, Barber Motorsports Parkj, Birmingham AL Oct 20, 2018 - Round 13, Hollister Hills SVRA, Hollister CA Nov 3, 2018 - Round 14, Aonia Pass MX Park, Washington GA Nov 10-11, 2018 - Rounds 15-16, Moto Ventures Two-Day. Anza CA SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TRIALS ASSOCIATION (951) 334-3034



Apr 21-22, 2018 - Round 8, El Trial de España, Cahuilla CA Apr 22, 2018 - El Trial Pro Shootout May 20, 2018 - Youth Fun Trial, Motoventures, Cahuilla CA


ALTA VISTA EVENTS (760) 578-6258 All events held at California City CA Apr 27-28, 2018 - Pure 200 Jun 22-23, 2018 - Pure 100 Sept 28-29, 2018 - Pure 200 Oct 26-27, 2018 - Pure 250 AMA DISTRICT 38 (619) 562-1993 Races held in the Imperial County desert near El Centro CA Apr 14, 2018 - OTB Easter Egg Scramble, Plaster City East Oct 13, 2018 - I8 Monster Mash, Dip Nov 3, 2018 - Full Throttle Plaster City Dash, Lakebed Dec 8, 2018 - Roadrunner Christmas Classic, Pole Line ARIZONA OFF ROAD PROMOTIONS (623) 363-9665 See Dates under Quad Racing ARIZONA SHORT COURSE SERIES (800) 342-2512 See Dates under Short Course BEST IN THE DESERT (702) 457-5775 See dates under Desert Racing GLEN HELEN RACEWAY (909) 880-3090 Jul 8, 2018 - UTV Series #1 Sept 8-9, 2018 - UTV Series #2 Oct 6-7, 2018 - UTV Series #3 LUCAS OIL REGIONAL (951) 233-2088 See Dates under Short Course LUCAS OIL OFF ROAD SERIES (800) 342-2512 See dates under Short Course SCORE (818) 225-8402 See dates under Desert Racing SRA (714) 957-2985 All events held at Glen Helen Raceway, Devore CA See dates under GP's THE DIRT SERIES See dates under Motocross VORRA (916) 925-1702 WORCS (435) 635-1597 See dates under Motocross


AHRMA National Vintage MX Series Apr 7, 2018 - Round 4, Desoto Motorsports Park, Grand Cane LA Apr 8, 2018 - Round 5, Burrows Ranch, Chrome CA Apr 14, 2018 - Round 6, Diamond Don's Riverport National, Jefferson TX May 5, 2018 - Round 7. Jimmy Weinert Training Facility, Maysville NC May 19, 2018 - Round 8, Mill Creek Motorsports Park, Combs AR Jun 2, 2018 - Round 9, Unadilla Valley Sports Center, New Berlin NY Jun 23, 2018 - Round 10, Great Plains MX, Nebraska City NE Jun 30, 2018 - Round 11, Lake Sugar Tree Motorsports Park, Axton VA Jul 28, 2018 - Round 12, Shady Acres, Friendsville MD Aug 4, 2018 - Round 13, Red Bud MX, Buchanan MI Aug 18, 2018 - Round 14, Mill Creek MX, Pell City AL

Sept 15, 2018 - Round 15, Arkansas Dirt Riders, New Blaine AR Sept 16, 2018 - Round 16, Rattlers Run Farms, Fairfield WA Sept 22, 2018 - Round 17, Two Rivers Racing, Milliken CO Sept 29 2018 - Round 18, T&S Racing, Henryetta OK Sept 30, 2018 - Round 19, Bushey Ranch, Canby CA Oct 7, 2018 - Round 20, Barber Motorsports Park, Virmingham AL Oct 20, 2018 - Round 21, HLR Motorsports, Moberly MO Oct 21, 2018 - Round 22, Hollister Hills SVRA, Hollister CA Nov 10, 2018 - Round 23, Rio Bravo MX Park, Houston TX AMERICAN RETROCROSS Apr 15, 2018 - Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA Apr 29, 2018 - Competitive Edge, Hesperia CA Jun 10, 2018 - Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA Jul 15, 2018 - Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA Sept 16, 2018 - Competitive Edge, Hesperia CA Oct 7, 2018 - Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA Nov 11, 2018 - Competitive Edge, Hesperia CA Dec 2, 2018 - Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA AMERICAN VINTAGE DIRT RACERS ASSOCIATION www.avdra.comChampionship Series Apr 8, 2018 - Race 10, Motoland MX Park, Casa Grande AZ Apr 29, 2018 - Race 11, Arizona Cycle Park, Buckeye AZ May 20, 2018 - Race 12, Motoland, Lance Munnery Commerative, Motoland MX Park, Casa Grande AZ CALVMX 619-500-2869 Apr 21, 2018 - Round 4, Perris MX Park, Perris CA May 20, 2018 - Round 5, Milestone MX, Riverside CA Jun 16, 2018 - Burnworth's So Cal Classic Race, Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA Jul 14, 2018 - Round 6, Perris MX Park, Perris CA Aug 18, 2018 - Round 7, Lake Elsinore Truck Track, Lake Elsinore CA Sept 9, 2018 - Round 8, Perris MX Park, Perris CA Oct 13, 2018 - Round 9, Perris MX Park, Perris CA Nov 18, 2018 - Round 10, Perris MX Park, Perris CA E


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vehicles, but they gave me $100! But then what?

Here were my options:

How to Know When to Retire Your 4WD Vehicle


t’s a challenge every four-wheeler faces at some point: Should you hold onto the current vehicle or replace it? If you’re like most four wheelers you’ll hang on as long as possible. Something breaks, and you replace it. Another part snaps, and you head to the store. Or you take the vehicle to the shop. This goes on ad infinitum, which is Severinspeak for “way too long.” Adding to the conundrum is that you’re probably really attached to your vehicle.

Fix or Replace?

Have you gone “vehicle blind”? You are so accustomed to fixing things that you lose sight of the big picture. You keep sinking money into what really is a sinking ship. Money always plays a factor. At the time it seems cheaper just to fix the vehicle. But at some point you begin to question this process. (Or you should.) You know that over time parts become more difficult and expensive to acquire. Every model year manufacturers make tweaks to their vehicles. These can be subtle or significant. As is the case with computers, there comes a time when technology passes you by. Then what? Hey, I’ve been there. More than once. One thing I discovered is that there are always options. Sometimes you can find a similar (but newer) model and transfer parts. However, you must be open to the possibility of upgrading. I know what it’s like to go through this process. It’s not easy. Just like you, I can get attached to a particular model (have a huge soft spot for Grand Cherokees). But I’m also very pragmatic. When something goes, it has to go. I don’t like continuing to throw money at it that might be better used on the replacement vehicle.

Replacing my Jeep

While every situation is unique, mine serves as a good illustration. Back in 2008 I faced that crossroad. The ’93 Grand Cherokee was about shot. At 335,000 miles, it was just plain worn out. I had already replaced most of the parts at least twice. Worse, the metal on the unibody suffered severe metal fatigue. I couldn’t bolt anything to it. As much as I loved that Grand Cherokee (and still do), I knew it was time to send her to the scrap yard. It was kind of sad watching the fork lift put in on top of six other

1. Replace with another Grand Cherokee. I would’ve gone with a ’98, the last year they made the ZJ line. The advantage there was I could move many of the parts from the old JGC to the newer one. A ’98 in good condition would cost about $2,500. Upgrading that, even with the old parts, would cost about another $3,000, though that’s a rough estimate. I would’ve hired out for some of the work, I’m sure. The big disadvantage was that I’d still have an old vehicle. And one with a unibody construction, the one issue I had with ZJs. 2. Buy a newer and different model. The first step was research. I looked at what the newer models featured (or needed) in terms of solid axles, reputation of the axle housings, possibility of 4 doors, body on frame, and such. 3. I eventually settled on a 2004 TJ Wrangler (often called an LJ). Part of the reasoning was the ZJ and the TJ share the same axle configuration. The upgraded axles from the ZJ would bolt right up to the TJ. Still was an expensive move. The vehicle, which had 98,000, cost $10,500. Upgrades set me back another $17,000. I spent a lot more than I initially planned to but ended up far ahead. The LJ features body-on-frame construction, which is a better platform. If I had stayed with a Grand Cherokee, I would eventually suffer the same issues inherent in the unibody. That frame can’t take the abuse I expose it to on the Rubicon, the ultimate test of a 4WD vehicle.

big nickels and dimes. The net effect is you’re not out on the trails as often as you could or should be. • Repairs cost more each month than the loan payment on a new vehicle. Maybe you hate taking out loans. What’s worse – dumping money into an old and worn out vehicle, or paying down the loan on a new one? • Your needs change. Now you’d like A/C or some new gadgetry. Or you now have a family and certain safety features are important. • You have to understand that replacing a vehicle is just part of the hobby. Like dying and paying taxes, you have to do it sometime. Maybe even more than once. I’m sure you’re attached to the vehicle, for no other reason than it’s been responsible for many happy memories. • You also worry about the potentially daunting task of upgrading whatever vehicle you ultimately buy. But remember this: You went through that process with the current vehicle, didn’t you? You sure did! And did you survive that? You bet!

It’ll work out in the end

You will endure this process as well. Once you get over the emotional hurdle at the outset, momentum kicks in. And even a little excitement. It will be exciting because you have a whole new assortment of possibilities. Not quite like Christmas morning, but the research and buying process will actually

be interesting. Of course, once purchased, the vehicle requires upgrading. You’ll put blood, sweat, tears, curse words, and whatever else into your machine. The first time you hit the trails, though, that’ll all be behind you. When you’re back with your buddies, with the wide open landscape and a long weekend ahead of you, you’ll realize that it was all worth it. In fact, you’ll wonder why you didn’t take the plunge sooner. Is your 4WD machine bleeding your bank account dry and robbing you of quality time on the trails? Raise a toast to what was, take her to the junk yard, then turn around and get another vehicle. You deserve it, so just do it. Tom Severin, 4x4 Coach, teaches 4WD owners how to confidently and safely use their vechicles to the fullest extent in difficult terrain and adverse driving conditions. Contact him at or visit to develop or improve your driving skill. Copyright 2018, Badlands Off-Road Adventures, Inc E

Critical signs it’s time to look for another vehicle

My situation was pretty apparent: the ol’ Jeep was just plain worn out. More often, though, a vehicle goes through the proverbial death by a thousand cuts – one at a time. By itself each incident may not seem like much. But they add up over time. Consider these scenarios. Do any of them look familiar? • You can no longer share parts. All the other drivers have newer vehicles with different frame or body styles. You can pack certain parts, but you can’t possibly pack replacements for all that might break down. In the past,you could possibly count on a buddy’s vehicle to “donate” a part. No more. • As a result of the above, you skip the rides. Your buddies call about a weekend outing, but you stay home. The trail is farther away and more remote than you care to go. • The vehicle is in the shop more than it’s on the road. It’s nickeling and diming you to death. But those are some - APRIL 2018 - S&S OFF ROAD MAGAZINE



First Timer

ello Off Road readers and riders! I had a patient come in my clinic a week ago. He had never been to a chiropractic doctor in his life. It was his first time. He was 25 years old, a bit over weight but otherwise appearing normal. For this health column, I'm just going to call him "Jim". Jim had complained of headaches for about 3 months. He told me he had been to his medical doctor for the headaches. They took a blood sample, did a basic medical examination and found nothing abnormal. They gave him some medication for the headaches. He tried that for a few weeks. The medication was not helping him with his headaches and in fact was making him feel sick and drowsy. So, he made another appointment with his MD. His headaches were near constant and was even waking up with a headache. He was then sent to a neurologist (a medical nerve/ brain specialist) and was evaluated. An MRI (Magnetic Resonance Image) was ordered which is a great tool for seeing the entire brain and upper spinal cord/top of the neck. The MRI can be used to see all the blood vessels of the brain, which can have malformations and cause headaches and is one of the most accurate methods of viewing the brain and all associated structures for abnormalities or other pathology such as tumors, signs of infection, signs of stroke or trauma to the brain. The MRI results were normal and unremarkable as well. The neurologist


then had him try a different headache medication at that time. Another month went by with no help from the medication. Jim made yet another appointment and this time he was sent to a headache specialist. Again, nothing abnormal was found that would be the cause of his headaches and this time he was put on yet another strong pain medication specific for headaches and nerve problems. Finally a friend of Jim's suggested

that he give chiropractic treatment a try at my clinic. As Jim had never been to a chiropractor, he was a bit apprehensive which is normal. I told him to imagine if this was his first time in his life to see a dentist at age 25. After going through his medical history as I've indicated here I

did a basic chiropractic, orthopedic and neurological examination. Right away we found that Jim could turn his neck all the way to the right but had only about half the motion to the left side. His reflexes were equal and normal for the arms. A neck compression test was positive for pain on the left side. With my hands, I checked the motion and alignment of his neck vertebrae. There was obvious tenderness and muscle pain, with mild spasm just under his skull on the backside where it meets the neck. I could also tell that the top 2 vertebrae felt locked in place there and were not moving well with motion. Jim had related to me that his headaches seemed to come from that area and the head pain would go up from there to the left side of his skull. I asked Jim if any of the other 3 medical doctors that he had been to had looked at his neck. The answer was "no." He went on to tell me that he had mentioned to those MD's that his neck seemed stiff but not in any real pain. He felt the MD's he had been to ignored any possibility that his headaches were coming from his neck. I also asked him if any of the MD's had told him to consider going to see a chiropractor for his headaches. His answer was "No, none of them mentioned trying a chiropractor for his headaches." Sad deal there Homer, I thought to myself. Too bad. In addition, during the exam, I found his left leg to be about an inch shorter than his right leg. I explained that his legs were most likely even but his hips were out of alignment causing the left leg to look shorter than the right due to this distortion in his pelvis. I also told him that it was very likely that his headaches were indeed coming from misalignment in his neck. This is very common and I've seen it over and over during my 35 years in chiropractic. Sadly, I explained to Jim that it is also very common that it seems many and most medical doctors do not seem to know that misalignment in the neck, the cervical spine, can cause headaches. The stiffness in his neck should have alerted the MD's that Jim had a problem with his neck but they never mentioned it to him. It's classic to say the least! As it was Jim's very first time to a chiropractor, I took the time to tell him what to expect when I give him a spinal adjustment. I told him he would hear a release, a popping sound, as I adjusted his neck and back. That is the sound the the joints make when they are adjusted and the gas trapped inside the joint under pressure releases and makes those popping, cracking sounds. Gently I put his neck into the proper position and gave him a light adjustment to those vertebrae fixed in place, not moving correctly, "subluxated" vertebrae in the top of his neck. Think of this condition like a chain on your ATV or motorcycle where 90% of the links of that chain are oiled and moving well but just a few of the links are rusty, frozen and do not move well when the chain goes around the sprockets. There was a huge release of a popping/ cracking sound from this area in his neck with the chiropractic adjustment. It did not cause him any pain but sure made some noise! Then I adjusted his misaligned hips and what do you know? Yep, the legs were instantly even! Even his buddy in the treatment room with us could see the


difference! Jim then sat up on the treatment table, looked at me and his friend that had sent him to my clinic. On his face was a look of total astonishment. Jim moved his neck around in all directions and was in disbelief that he could move through full range of motion with zero pain or tightness. His headache was instantly gone! Jim's friend just looked at him and said "I told ya so dude!" I explained to Jim that there are nerves and arteries that go from the top of the neck at the back of the skull that go up into all parts of the head and scalp. (see associated picture/diagrams). Any pressure or irritation to those structures from misaligned or not moving properly vertebrae and associated muscle spasms/ tightness can cause headaches, even vision issues. And that was funny as Jim related that he felt he could see better as well. With all the stress in his neck gone, it was really no surprise to this DC. I've seen these results a thousand times if I've seen it once. Jim was flat out thrilled with the instant results after all he had been through in the last few months. I was happy to help the guy out! I love it when I get results like that and really help a person with a issue like that! Results like that help folks stay away from prescription drugs that kill about 60,000 each and every year alone here in the good old USA. Illegal drugs kill only about 15,000 a year in the USA over the last 3 decades. You can look all that up on the CDC website if you want to do your own homework, "Causes of death in the USA ". I told Jim that it was good he had all the medical testing and the MRI because it let me know that he did not have a tumor or other serious condition. However, those more sinister conditions are about 1 in 10,000 cases. A visit to the chiropractor should have been the first thing to try, not the last, as in this case. But, that happens all the time. Thousands of dollars in special examinations and scans, x-rays, testing, the time it takes to make all of those appointments, the waiting, only to be given a drug and not finding the real cause of the person's condition and/or symptoms. Over the years, I have had so many folks come in to my clinic, labeled with all kinds of headaches like Cluster Headaches, Migraine Headaches, Hormonal Headaches and so on. Many had been on headache medications for decades. Yes, some of the medications bring the person relief from the pain. Many of those people found out their headaches were actually coming from their necks and after chiropractic adjustments, they did not need those medications and their associated side effects. They just needed to have their neck aligned properly. As Jim's neck had been subluxated for at least 3 months causing his headaches, I explained that he would need to come in for few follow visits over the next few weeks to make sure it stabilizes and does not lock back up and cause a return of neck stiffness and headaches. But, with the instant results and relief, the prognosis in his case has a very favorable chance of a complete cure without the use of narcotics. If Jim had come to me or another good DC in the first place,

he would have saved himself a ton of time and saved his medical insurance company a ton of money! If Jim did try chiropractic care first and after five or six treatments over the first two weeks did not feel any better or was worse, THEN go to the medical doctor and get all the expensive testing, x-rays, scans and look for something that was more serious as a cause of his headaches. Don't just keep going to the chiropractor if you are not getting reasonable results! Most folks and in this case as well, the medical doctors that Jim went to first, well, they either just do not know any better or they do not know what a good resultsorientated chiropractic doctor can do for a person with many a condition, including symptoms of headaches. If you or others have a sudden onset of headaches with no apparent cause and the person shows any signs of weakness in their facial movements, paralysis, uneven lifting/shrugging of the shoulders or speech problems, get them to an emergency medical center right away as they may be having a stroke. Do the same if you have hit your head with or without your helmet on and have headaches afterword and/or feel sleepy at all. There maybe swelling on the brain which is an emergency medical condition as well. In these more serious causes of headaches, there is no substitute for a proper and full medical evaluation. I have a handful of medical doctors

and dentists who refer patients to me with headaches, neck and or back pain. They are rare MD's with a more global and modern vision of health care and options

of treatments. Hats off to them! Dr. Gary DeForest is a chiropractor located in Old Town San Diego. This article is not intended to cover all aspects of headaches but to provide the reader

insight and information on headaches in general that can stem from issues in the neck, the cervical spine. These types of headaches that arise from the cervical spine (neck) are called "Cervicalgenic" headaches. There are many types of headaches and their causes vary. Unfortunately, many people are not diagnosed properly and not much thought is given by the medical profession that headaches could be coming from a misalignment of vertebrae in the neck region. Dr. DeForest is always happy to speak with you about any health concerns. He can be reached at (619) 291-2462, NO TEXT, or e-mail him at Website at Dr. DeForest's clinic has physical therapies, x-ray services and he treats all kinds of sports injuries that do not require emergency medical treatment. Many San Diego area off road and dirt bikers come to his clinic for treatments. E - APRIL 2018 - S&S OFF ROAD MAGAZINE


businesses throughout the state continue to buy their own private sources of energy, such as solar panels secured to the tops of buildings. As more individuals invest in private energy, demand on the state’s grid lessens, Greentech Media reported. California also has trouble predicting how much renewable energy will be needed at a certain time and controlling the power supplied. On several occasions, California paid Arizona utilities and others to take excess solar energy to avoid overloading its own grid, according to the Los Angeles Times. “It’s really disappointing,” Independent Energy Producers Association CEO Jan Smutny-Jones told Greentech Media about California’s decision to halt renewable energy investment. “They’re basically saying, ‘There’s too much going on; we don’t know what to do, so we’re not going to do anything for a while.'” A mixture of popular sentiment and legislation has led to California investing heavily in renewable energy in recent years. The heavy investment has been hard for ratepayers, however, as their energy bill has increased to 50 percent more than the national average, the Los Angeles Times reported. Renewable energy also poses another hurdle in its predictability. For

PAPER: Media Treats Eco-Terrorists Like Rock Stars By Chris White Posted March 8, 2018


he media’s favorable treatment of eco-terrorists leaves a black mark on journalism, according to one energy analyst who works in a city where activism is second nature to its people. Reporters should remove their blinders and look more objectively at people who work to sabotage oil pipelines and tear up infrastructure, Seattle-based analyst Todd Myers wrote Thursday in a National Review editorial. “In many ways, the media treat them like rock stars,” he added, noting By Tim Pearce how activists have managed to cajole favorable coverage from reporters. Posted March 10, 2018 “When reporters treat firebombing as a conversation alifornia starter rather than a crime, has frozen can anyone be surprised development that conservatives believe on any more environmental policy to be the renewable energy domain of the slightly deranged?” sources as it Myers wrote, referring to reasons wrestles with what why some people are skeptical to do with all the about climate change, among other environmental issues. Reporters’ extra electricity bias toward a juicy narrative is it’s currently proving their downfall, he said. producing, Quartz The media’s refusal to reported. An array of solar panels are seen in Oakland, California, U.S. December 4, stay non-biased is not new, Solar energy 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson but they are using their bias production has to protect extremists, Myers risen from less than said — Washington Policy Center’s solar and wind, the energy produced one percent of California’s energy mix relies on the weather, which is predictable environmental department head in in 2010 to around 10 percent in 2017. Seattle. “What is disturbing is that to an extent and impossible to control. On certain days when conditions are previous boundaries, such as refusing to The inconsistency with which renewables use vandalism and arson as an excuse favorable, solar has supplied as much produce power is one of the reasons to talk about public policy, are crossed as half the energy used by Californians, California state taxpayers have footed the without even a glib recognition,” he according to Quartz. bill for their state’s energy to be pushed added. The California Public Utilities out to neighboring states. It makes sense why reporters are Commission has proposed the state starry-eyed, according to Myers. “Bold hold off on any further investment into activists, however, who take action, renewable energy as individuals and

California Has Too Much Green Energy




risking prison time for a larger ideal, are appealing,” so it’s “easy to wash away questions about their behavior,” he said, adding: but the media must become soberer about how they approach these stories. Myers referenced a February The New York Times Magazine article that appeared to lionize acts of terrorism. The NYT Magazine spoke glowingly of Seattle activist Michael Foster’s decision to engage in direct action against pipelines. Foster was convicted in October of conspiracy and reckless endangerment after cutting through a chain link fence and turning a shut-off valve on the Keystone Pipeline to protest against the Dakota Access pipeline. His behavior before that point had a profoundly negative effect on his children. “The language used by the reporter is wistful,” Myers said about the outlet’s treatment of Foster. “Describing the moment Michael Foster prepared to shut off the pipeline, The Times reporter gushes, ‘What Foster didn’t expect was that once he’d broken through the chain link fence, he would be briefly overwhelmed by the magnitude of what he was about to do. He faced away from the biting wind and allowed himself to cry.'” Myers even criticized the reporter’s use of a photo that made Foster and other activists look like knights in shining armor. “The photo accompanying the piece shows five members of the group standing next to a creek, looking off into the distance like an indie-rock album cover,” he said. “In many ways, the media treat them like rock stars.” Foster might “honor the judge and the jury and their verdict” rather than appealing the conviction, he told reporters shortly after his conviction. The effort to shut down the line likely did nothing to prevent global warming, Foster claimed. “It’s been a year, and pollution is worse today than the day I turned the Keystone valve shut,” Foster said. He faces up to 21 years in prison for his action. “Based on that alone, I wonder how effective it was. If people don’t respond quickly (to climate change), it won’t matter,” he added. E

The Endangered Off Roader The newsletter of the

By Ed Stovin, President


ebruary 16 was the last day new bills could be introduced in the California legislature for 2018. The next day, our lobbyist searched through the hundreds of bills for ones that are of interest to us. She found about 50 that may be of interest. We whittled that down to about a dozen and I'll share some of those with you now. AB1874 by San Diego east county's Randy Voepel, is written to stop the $10 million a year transfer of OHV money to the general fund. This is the third time it has been introduced. This transfer was started in 2011 when the State was having grave financial trouble and every agency was giving money. The problem is ours was made permanent and has never been fixed. The State has excess money this year, so it is possible we may win this one. AB2252 creates a state grant administrator who is designated by the Governor to serve as the state’s primary point of contact for information on grants provided by state agencies. We are watching this bill. AB2745 would authorize the Department of Parks and Recreation to license, sell, or both its branded merchandise, images, and other statepark-related merchandise, directly to the public for revenue generation. This could affect non-profits like Friends of Ocotillo Wells, allowing them to sell stuff with the State Parks logo on it. We are supportive of this bill. SB984 says that all commissions in the State must be made of at least 50% women. While the current OHV commission is comprised of all men, we love female commissioners and believe that commissioners should be chosen based on their qualifications over gender. SB1293 would order a land carrying capacity survey. We will be watching this one carefully, as it applies to SVRA's like Ocotillo Wells. SB1316 is the worst of the lot by far. It directs State Parks to sell what is known as the Tesla Expansion to Carnegie SVRA to be conserved. This land is currently being litigated against and the same people who brought this bill and the current lawsuit are also responsible for the awful language in last year's reauthorization bill, SB249. A little background: Some years ago the owner of this land (and land next to it) sold it to the State expressly to expand Carnegie SVRA. It was bought with OHV money. Years later, the State went through the process of approving it to expand Carnegie. While the man who sold it to the State has passed away, his son is determined to stop off-roading there. He

is behind the lawsuit and these two bills. Funny thing is the land is only about three square miles in size and will be a stay-on-thetrails area with all vehicles being subject to strict sound rules. We intend to fight this bill vigorously. SB1328 directs the chair of the California Transportation Commission to create a Technical Advisory Committee to advise them on making a mileage-based road usage fee. The background on this is that electric vehicles pay no fuel tax, even though they use the roads. There is desire in the legislature to find a way to make all road users pay their fair share. So they are trying to figure out how to equitably share the costs of roads. They may decide that GPS type of tracking devices be installed in vehicles to monitor mileage. The civil liberties people will want to make sure specific individual's travel is not tracked. We are interested in OHV travel and that miles traveled off-road have their fair share of tax go to the OffHighway division of State Parks (Green sticker fund). While we don't see too many electric Jeeps now, there are electric motorcycles and it is only a matter of time until we start seeing electric 4 wheel drive vehicles. SB1450 would exempt pick-up trucks from weight fee requirements. We support this bill, as most pickup trucks are used as personal vehicles, not work trucks and it is unfair to charge the extra fee. Now that we have all these bills of interest, there is going to be an OHV lobby day on April 16 in Sacramento. OHV enthusiasts from all over the State will be there. We will be making appointments with San Diego and Imperial County representatives (or their staff) to let them know how we feel about these bills. If you want to join us, please let me know at E

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Jayden Worth, age 5, at Prairie City SVRA, Folsom, CA - Kristalyn Worth, San Andreas CA

Eight-year-old Ily Ledezma and six-year-old Adam Lara at Ocotillo Wells. - Ana Ledezma

Riley (11) and Lyla (10) have grown up going to Ocotillo Wells. From riding in the buggy in car seats to racing each other on’s been awesome to watch their friendship grow! - Lisa Patnode, Vista CA

Nathan Tinajero age 6 from Desert Hot Springs CA


Maleah, Teagan, & Keegan. Break time under the highway 86 bridge on our way to the Salton Sea. Amanda Fox, Oceanside CA

Our little off-roaders. Tatum age 12 and Rayce, 3 - Carrie Hood, Las Vegas NV

Kids at an autograph signing at the SCORE Terrible's Cup in Las Vegas approximately 2008 - Jim Ober, Trackside Photo

Jacob Cascio at Willow Springs on his 250 - Gina Cascio, Gilroy CA


Just another day off roading with the toys their Uncle Mark Patenaude bought. Left to Right: Keanu Patenaude 3 years, Anuhea Patenaude 4.5 years and Makoa Patenaude 6.5 years at Cabo San Lucas, BCS, Mexico - Victor & Kanoelani Patenaude, San Diego CA

Cole Johnson, 7-years-old, from Poway CA

Savannah Pope and Ariah Vallijo at Superstion Mountain

KT Lemmon, Christmas 2017 at Ocotillo Wells CA

Lilah and Sadie McPheeters having a blast New Year’s weekend out at Ocotillo Wells. Photo by Jesse McPheeters.

Tareck St. Clair, age 13, helping out dad at the races - Kelly St. Clair, RnR Photos

Ashlynn McPheeters at the 20th Annual San Diego 4 Wheelers Superstition Mountain Run. Photo by Jesse McPheeters

This is a picture of my son, George Bagwin helping me air down before we hit Burrow Wash near Boulder City in Nevada. - Joshua Bagwin, Las Vegas NV

Dad and son at the Mint 400 contingency in Las Vegas, 2008 - Photo by Jim Ober, Trackside Photo

This is Mila, daughter of Will Munns of Munns Racing. At the races she is Daddy's cheerleader but at home in the shop she is right in there learning to weld. - Photo taken by Grandpa Randy Munns. Submitted by Judy Munns Newman, Duncan OK

Dylan Ewing, age 12

Dayton Allen and Maddox Garzon - Candice Allen, Alpine CA Two-and-a-half-year-old Isabella Park took action after the Battle at Primm SNORE race by asking mom for a wet wipe on her own, then walking over to the truck to start cleaning the mud off the decals. The youth are our future in off-road adventuring! - Justin Park

Morgan Ewing, age 12

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Braelyn McCune age 3 at Stanton, Texas comes from a line of racers. Her mom Krystal races and her Grandpa Paga Notz also race with West Texas Extreme Race Circuit. - Kristy Cotton, Colorado City TX Six-year-old Jayden St. Clair testing out a race quad - Kelly St. Clair, RnR Photos

Zaid Carter #810 from West Texas Extreme Race Circuit - Kristy Cotton, Colorado City TX

Three-year-old Christopher Aguilar along for the ride, testing Class 1 outside Barstow with Danny Parcel, Barry Bates and Aimee Agnell. - Rebecca Aguilar, La Mesa CA

Ayden Mooney #7 is 9 years old and raced with West Texas Extreme Race Circuit at Lake Mackenzie TX - Kristy Cotton, Colorado City TX

Cesar Garcia riding his quad in Ocotillo Wells Off Road Kids Retro! Morratt Ranch kids helping out in Ocotillo Wells circa 1995 or so. - Theresa Collett, San Marcos CA

Sister gives brother Gabriel a ride on the quad at Morratt Ranch in Ocotillo Wells

Savannah Garcia, 11, at Ocotillo Wells

Diego and Emilio Miranda at Tectonic Gorge



win, followed by Caliber Racing’s Carly Senter Dirt Halo Racing’s Dakota Hibler overall and in class. Kasey Snyder finished first in the 90-300cc 10-15 year old class, followed by Caliber Racing’s Ryan Forward. In the Peewee division, Leighton Johnson won the 50-79cc 4-6 year old class, with Paisley Campbell taking second. Landon Johnson would take the gold in the 80+cc Beginner class, with Sarah Tsosie and Brayden Earlewine finishing respectively. Pointless Racing’s Gabriel Simmons would win the 80+cc advanced class, with Wyatt Smith close behind. The #99 Kawasaki of Dayton Raper gets on the gas Aiden Obrien picks up speed

AZOP Vulture Mine Hare Scrambles Article and Photos By Jonathan Barrett


he 2018 AZOP Vulture Mine Hare Scrambles had a fantastic turnout this year for all types of racing. 52 UTV’s, 74 dirt bikes, and 29 ATV’s showed up to the longest and most challenging race of the season. On the 2 wheels side of the race, the Blud Lubricants Honda #188 of Wyatt Perry got off to a strong start and held a 44 second lead over the #009 of Miguel Cordovez coming into the timing gate of lap 1, with the #15 Yamaha of Jeremy Newton bringing up third. After another 30 miles Wyatt Perry still had a lead of 20 seconds over the now second place Jeremy Newton and a 2.5 minute lead over the #223 of Luis Kortright in third. On the final lap, Perry was running strong up until mile 24 where he ran out of gas after a miscalculation of not getting fuel in the previous pit stop. Perry was able to get fuel on the course, but not before falling to sixth as the competitors made quick work of the lead he had. Overall it was Jeremy Newton with the win, followed by Luis Kortright and Juan Cordovez taking third. Other winners include Patrick Wells taking Open A on his Yamaha, Jon Froust taking Open B on his Honda, and Jeff Ekstrom taking Open C on his Kawasaki. The ATV’s of 2018 were out in full force as the Pointless Racing Honda #35 Erin Simmons rocketed off the start and took the lead. Simmons lead coming into the end of lap 1 with the #418 Suzuki of Tristan Jones hot on his tail, trailing by a mere 12 seconds and the #102 of Ron Suor three minutes behind him. Simmons kept the lead going

Jeremy Newton tears his way around a corner

Brett Christian gets sideways while tearing through the Vulture Mountains

onto lap 2 with a one minute lead over Jones notable finishes are the Pik Motorsports #143 and Suor still only two minutes behind him in of Kali Kinsman, winning the 1000cc Turbo third. Coming across the finish line after 75 class and 8th overall, and the #114 Yamaha of miles was Simmons in first, Jones in second, Robert Olander finishing 4th in 1000cc Nonand Suor taking the podium. Michael Tsosie Turbo and 7th overall. won the Expert class with a fourth overall Last but certainly not least, the junior on his Honda, followed racers on both two by the Tarno Racing and wheels and four Motorsports #505 Yamaha came out strong of Travis Tarno, and Dave for their chance Jobski taking third in at desert racing Expert and 12th overall on their smaller with his Honda. tracks. The 65cc The UTV’s brought mini bike class, 52 to the start line this which represents year, a very good number the younger in recent years for AZOP. racers, had Casey James Hewitt rockets toward the finish As they took off, the Weatherford on drivers knew it was going the top spot of to be a tough four laps, the podium with a The UTV 170 and 570 class showcased traveling close to 100 three minute lead the future of UTV off road racing. The 170 miles. Coming across over Chase Boyd class brought out 24 competitors to see the end of lap one in and a nine minute who can beat the unforgiving course. Ryder first was the RnR Steel lead over Hunter Chapman took the overall win in his Polaris The #223 Husqvarna of Luis Kortright rips #1964 Polaris of Robert Sixkiller. Tate Van 170, with Vincent Riccitelli and Parker through the last turn of the AZOP Vulture Mine VanBeekum, followed by Hare Scrambles Voorst took the Christian in second and third on the day. the #305 Can-Am of Tom overall win as Xtreme Machine and Fabrication had a Wilson and the #4524 well as the win in great day as their racers finished first, third, Can-Am Garrick Lastra. the 80-150cc A class, with Keegan Hardy 30 fifth, sixth and seventh. The UTV 570 class Things would shake up from here as the seconds behind overall, and winning his 80came out strong, racing in the transitional 150cc B class. The 80-150cc C class ended race between 170 and the big UTV’s. Ryder with Trevor Supalla taking the top spot and Chapman of Xtreme Machine and Fabrication third overall, followed by William Robinson (5th OA) and Travis Lash (9th OA). The Peewee Bikes, who's ages range from 4-6 years old, showed that the young guns of offroad racing are a force to be reckoned with. Marley Kuhn won the 65cc C class, followed by Ryker Jirsa and Bryce Petrie. The 50cc 4-6 year old class had Abraham Hassan and Courtney Curley on the podium. In the 50-70cc 7-8 year old class, Kaycee Curley, Chase Dugan, and Cooper Skersick rounded out the podium respectively. On 4 wheels, Tyler Tsosie, following after his dad in the big quad race, took the #1 spot in his 250-400cc class and the overall Nick Mcdonnell floats away in the Round 2 AZOP Vulture Mine Hare Scramble

#1964 Polaris of Robert VanBeekum would end the day early on mechanical failures, as would the Mamelli Racing #1514 Polaris of Mike Mamelli midway through his second lap. Lap 2 would bring a whole new lineup with Mark Milne leading James Moore by two minutes, and the #405 Can-Am of Troy Dyer coming by in third. Lap 3 would bring first and second through with Milne and Moore, and Lastra would pass Dyer to take third over. Overall for the Pro class would be Mark Milne beating James Moore by 58 seconds, and Garrick Lastra rounding out the podium. Overall at top of the podium would be the Polaris of James Moore, the Polaris of Mark Milne, and the Polaris of Ryan Ottersberg from the 1000cc Non-Turbo class. Other

Terry Webb races among the Sahuaros in the Round 2 AZOP Vulture Mine Hare Scrambles

The Blud Lubricants #188 Honda of Wyatt Perry rockets into the last corner on lap one of the AZOP Vulture Mine Hare Scrambles

yet again took first, followed closely by his teammate Jessie Owens. Riley Hein finished the podium off strong. Ryder VanBeekum would race with his dad as his co-driver and would race his rear wheel right off, finishing with a seventh place. Very well done to all youth who came to compete. The Vulture Mine Offroad challenge is the hardest and longest race of AZOP’s season, and it proved to be so. Whether on 2 wheels or 4, the rugged terrain and long distances made the best of the best shine. For more info go to E - APRIL 2018 - S&S OFF ROAD MAGAZINE


Sean Pebbles, 1st Class 250 B

"Stormin" Kendall Norman finished first overall February 25th, 2018 - Photos by Judd Neves


uperstition Mountain OHV saw some of the best racers in the desert for Round 2 of the 2018 AMA KENDA SRT National Hare and Hound Series presented by FMF. Located in the desert terrain of District 38 and hosted by the Roadrunner Off-Road Club, there was plenty of awesome Hare and Hound racing to be seen in this one day event.

YOUTH PEE WEE - Leading the Pee Wee race for its entirety and topping off the podium was Waylon Honnold. Coming off of the first lap only three seconds behind, Grady Ballow was putting the pressure on Honnold until he gave up second place to Danny Alcala, where Alcala remained the rest of the race. The Pee Wee podium saw an overall win from Waylon Honnold with Danny Alcala in second and Wyatt Melton in third. 65cc - Starting the race off with a 2 banner drop, the majority of the 65cc class took off the bomb after the second banner had dropped. Jett Lessing stole the holeshot immediately, and came off of lap one in the lead for the 65cc class. Lessing was kept on his toes with the pressure Brennen Watson and Sean Freeman were putting on him, but the gap he left between him and his competition could not be caught up with. Jett Lessing topped off the 65cc podium next to Brennen Watson in second and Sean Freeman in third. BIG WHEEL - The Big Wheel class saw another win from Bradley East. Stealing the holeshot off of the first banner drop and remaining in the lead for the entire race, East made yet another Hare and Hound look easy with his unmatchable speed carrying him through the race. With an average time of 1 minute and 66 seconds behind the leader, Deagan Ingram ran the race in a second place position behind East. Bradley East topped off the podium in first place next to Deagan Ingram in second and Mikayla Nielson in third OA.

Justin Morgan, third overall and third Pro bike

GIRLS - Finishing third OA and first in the Girls class, Mikayla Nielson led the entire race with an average lap time of 10 minutes and 38 seconds. Kassidy Laswell followed behind the huge lead in second for the girls class, having a good race with Ty Woolslayer. Mikayla Nielson topped off the Girls podium in first next to Kassidy Laswell in second and Ty Woolslayer in third. BIG BIKES WOMEN A - Morgan Tanke took home her first victory for the Hare and Hound series when Rachel Stout and Lacey Todd were forced to finish their races early due to difficulties out on the course. Rachel Stout was leading the Women's class off of Loop A with Morgan Tanke in second and Lacey Todd in third. Morgan Tanke took home the win and topped of the Women's podium. PRO ATV - Taking home the overall win for the Pro ATV class was Jeremy Gray, with an untouchable lead on the rest of the Pro ATV class. Christopher Avalos came behind Gray in second

Eric Hartell, first Class ATV A next to Gabriel Rascon in third. PRO 250 - Leading the Pro 250 class for the entirety of the race, Beta's Chance Fullerton took home first for the Pro 250 class. Running 3rd OA off of the bomb and having a nice little battle with Dalton Shirey, Fullerton dropped back to 6th OA coming off of Loop A. Behind Fullerton in second, Chidester Transport Racing backed Daemon Woolslayer was Top 10 off of the bomb. Woolslayer rode a smooth and consistent race after he made a pit stop at the alternate

pits 35 miles in. Coming in third for the Pro 250 class, 3Bros Racing backed Nick Stover had a hard time making passes on Loop A. After playing it

Dylan Earle, first class 200 B Ashlee Gage, first Women Class C

safe the dust on Loop A, Stover was able to push his way up in standings and earn his third place position on the Pro 250 Connor Bradsley, first Class Podium. PRO - The 250C Jerry Foster, first Super Senior C Pro class saw an overall win from desert legend Kendall Norman, leaving a huge gap between himself and the rest of the pack. Norman battled with Team SRT-Husqvarna backed Ryan Smith and Purvines Racing backed Nick Burson off of the bomb but made his passes before Loop A came to a close, coming in to the scoring shoot off of Loop A two minutes before second place, Rockstar Energy Factory Husqvarna rider Dalton Shirey. Stuck behind Burson on Loop A, Shirey raced his way to the top, struggling with the dust the most. Behind Shirey in second, San Diego Powerhouse backed Justin Morgan did not have the best start. Morgan battled it out for third place with Burson, coming in in

Sammy Montalvan, first Class 250A

fourth OA off of Loop A, but finishing in third OA. Kendall Norman topped off the Pro Podium in first OA, next to Dalton Shirey in second and Justin Morgan in third. E

Jeremy Gray, first Pro ATV


Mike Weaver, first class ATV C

#N151M John Anick and #527 David Ponce-Dick


AMA D38 King of the Desert Marshall Lobo, 7th UTV Pro Unlimited

Kyle McDaniel, second UTV Pro Production 1000

UTV Pro Stock 1. Greg Wright, Glen Cotton 2. Kyle Stockbridge, Wyatt Brookshire 3. Damian Bermudez, Spenser Pike 4. Matteo Beckenbach, Justin Herrera 5. Cody Crouch, Lance Crouch UTV Sportsman 1. Steve Nottoli 2. Steve Mutt, Dustin Bordoriff

Presented by Roadrunner Off Road Club February 24, 2018 - Superstition OHV Area Near Plaster City CA Photos by Judd Neves TOP TEN UTV Results 1. Wayne Matlock, Danny Felix 2. Austin Weiland, Justin Weiland 3. Justin Cox, Josh Row 4. Daniel Lee, Chris Lee 5. Justin Cox, first Pro Production Barry Blue, Robert Wessels 6. Colt Brinkerhoff, Ricki Bosemer 7. Greg Wright, Glen Cotton 8. Kyle Stockbridge, Wyatt Brookshire 9. Kristen Matlock, Matt Strandberg 10. Kyle McDaniel, Stephanie McDaniel UTV Pro Unlimited 1. 1. Wayne Matlock, Danny Felix 2. Austin Weiland, Justin Weiland 3. Daniel Lee, Chris Lee 4. Barry Blue, Robert Wessels 5. Colt Brinkerhoff, Ricki Bosemer UTV Pro Production 1000 1. Justin Cox, Josh Row 2. Kristen Matlock, Matt Strandberg 3. Kyle McDaniel, Stephanie McDaniel 4. Robert Marx, Skyler Marx Wayne Matlock and Danny Felix, first overall, first Pro Unlimited

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50cc 4 Stk Beginner 1. Bandit Landers 2. Cole Brown 3. Noah Luke 4. Diesel Landers 5. Brayden Reed 50cc 4 Stk Novice 1. Drake Conner 2. Kensei Matsudaira 50cc 2 Stk Beginner 1. Brayden Reed 2. Robert Marshall 50cc 2 Stk Nov 1. Chase Gray 2. Drake Conner 65-70cc 4 Stk Beginner 1. Drake Conner 65-70cc 4 Stk Novice 1. Jasper Heathfield 2. Kensei Matsudaira 65-70cc 2 Stk Novice 1. Owen Williams 2. Jasper Heathfiled 65-70cc 4 Stk Beginner 1. Drake Conner 50cc Open 1. Bandit Landers 2. Diesel Landers 85 Open 1. Rocco Landers 2. Colin Petton 3. Travis Horn 4. Sierra Hickerson 85-100cc Novice 1. Sierra Hickerson 85-100cc Amateur 1. Travis Horn 85cc-100cc 2 Stk Beg 1. Jadon Schroeder 85-100cc 2 Stk Novice 1. Sierra Hickerson 65-70cc Open 1. Travis Horn 2. Owen Williams 85-100cc #713 Jasper Heathfield, first Place 65-70cc 4 Stroke Novice and #95 Drake #1 Travis Petton IV and #1N Grant Holmes traded off first and second place 4 Stk Beginner 1. Owen Williams 2. Conner, first place 65-70 4 Stroke Beginner positions in two classes with Petton winning the Youth 250 Open class and Michael Johnson 3. Jasper Holmes winning the Open Unclassified. Vet +35 Amateur 1. LJ Gronek 2. Heathfield 4. Kensi Masidiara Jason Stopher Senior Vets +50 85-100cc 2 Stk Am 1. Rocco Amateur 1. Chris Osborn 2. Robert Landers 2. Travis Horn 3. Colin Petton Stettler 3. Brian Harmon Vet +35 Youth 250 Open 1. Travis Petton 2. Grant Perris Raceway - Perris CA - February 17, 2018 Expert 1. Jon Nunes 2. Ryan Reed Holmes 3. Zack Earwood 4. Jacob Cascio 5. Photos by DW Media 3. Keith Williams 4. Scott Hanson Bradlin Collie Class Vintage 500-750cc 1. Open Novice 1. Jake Mitchell 2. Jim Ottele 2. Jeff Apple 3. Gio Takamine 4. Matt Ott 3. Larry Collie Jr 4. Dalton Steve Ferguson 5. Lenny Rodriguez Open Collie 5. Barry Noble Super Senior Unclassified 1. Grant Holmes 2. Travis +60 Nov/Am Combo Class 1. Petton 3. James Ott 4. Alfred Florez 5. Matt Robert Stettler 2. Jack Landers 3. Ott Men’s Open 4 Stk 1. Mark Heathfield Paul Claybaugh Premier Senior 2. Tracy Williams 3. Nicole Cox 4. Trevor 1. Allan Girdler Bomber Am/Nov Williams 5. Tim Q Ball Dughman Senior Combo Class 1. Carl Whitt 2. +50 Experts 1. Jon Nunes 2. Larry Earhart Gio Takamine 3. Paul Claybaugh 3. Jim Ottele 4. Ben Meyer 5. Paul Herman 4. Robbie Crean 5. Larry Hanson Super Senior +60 Experts 1. Jim Wood 2. Open Expert 1. Grant Holmes Tom Baugh 3. Dan Kane Bomber Expert 2. Travis Petton 3. Jacob Casico 1. Jeff Johnson 2. Joe Steffen 3. Paul 4. Jaycee Jones Open Amateur Herman 4. Danny Perkins 5. Rolf Greenhill John Vanderlaan finished first place Pro 1. Charlie Vanderlaan 2. Alfred Powder Puff 1. Sierra Hickerson 2. Nicole Florez 3. Chris Osborn 4. Justin Simons 5. LJ Gronek Pros 1. John Cox 3. Masuimi Takamine 4. Megan Valardi 5. Marissa Silva Framer/ Vanderlaan 2. James Ott 3. Chad Cose 4. Colt Foster 5. Nick Garcia E Ama/Nov Combo Class 1. Darin Dwyer 2. Stephen Brown Open Beginner 1. Zack Earwood 2. Jerry Schenamsgruber 3. Braydin Collie 4. Marc Heathfiled 5. Nicole Cox Vintage 250-360 Air Cooled 1. Josh Lopeman Vet+35 Novice 1. Steve Powers 2. Robbie Crean Jake Mitchell, first place Open Novice



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Nathan Cripps finished on top in Class 9. Heat 4 was 1/2 1600 and Class 1800. Class 1/2 1600 is always one of my favorite classes to watch with the largest car count of 32. The action was non-stop and very exciting with Bud Ward taking home the win. Heat 5 was Class 3000, Class 10, Class 5 Unlimited and Class 12. Justin Bean Smith was first in Class 5 Unlimited starting off the season where he left off. Justin won every race in 2017. Heat 6 brought the Unlimited classes, Class 1, Trophy Truck, 6100 and Pro 450. All spectator areas were packed. I was watching at the ledgendary "Dike" behind Buffalo Bill's

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Battle At Primm

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he Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts (S.N.O.R.E.) season opener was held February 9-11 in Primm, Nevada. It hosted 23 different classes of race vehicles in a two-day format. The

Brad Vick, fourth Class 1


racing was split into seven heats on both Saturday and Sunday. The race course was just over twelve miles with most professional classes running five laps each day. Most of the sportsman classes were running four laps each day and stock bug was to complete three laps each day. The racing started before sunrise at 6:05 a.m. with a prerunners class. Heat 2 had 1500 Unlimited Sportsman Buggy, 1300 Sportsman Buggy, SXS (side by side) Sportsman, and class 7s. The race had good car counts with plenty of action for the spectators. Carl Dawson #1511 took the Class 1500 Unlimited

Broc Smith, first SxS Pro Limited

Sportsman Buggy win with Bree Cloud taking top honors in the 1300 Sportsman class. Heat 3 had Trophy Lite SXS Ltd and SXS turbo, Class 9 and 5/1600. #570 Ruben Garcia brought home the win in 5/1600 and #918

Randy Adams, first SxS Pro Turbo Unlimited


Casino. The cars and trucks jumping hundreds of feet at over 100 mph is breathtaking. John Koeth, in the #99, was first place in Trophy Truck, but it was Justin Davis taking the

Justin Davis, 15th Class 10

Rob Hendrickson, third Class 1-2 1600

Chad Cummings, third Class 12 Fred Hatch, third Class 10

Ken Freeman, 11th Class 13

Ruben Garcia, first Class 5-1600

overall win and first in Class 1. The last heat of both days was heat #7 with Heavy Metal, Sportsman 1450, Class 8, Class 7 and Class 2000 finishing as the sun went down. The wind blew most of the day and kept the dust at a reasonable level and good conditions for spectating. Battle at Primm is a fun event. There was an eighty's themed party at the Tree Bar in Buffalo Bill's Saturday evening. The vibe was festive with most racers telling stories of

Pual Yanez, third Class 9

their day. The SNORE racing organization did a fantastic job as usual putting on a great event. The next race is in Ridgecrest, California on April 6-7. Hope to see everyone there. Turn the page for more Battle at Primm photos

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the front of the pack between Ryan Dudek and the always-fast Gordon Ward. Late in the race ound 2 Gordon managed to pull ahead and seemed to be of the headed to another victory 11-race only to run out of gas on SRA Grand the last lap. Ryan was as Prix series took surprised as anyone when place at Glen told of his victory. Mike Helen Raceway Baker managed to keep on a cold and Austin Farley, first overall 85cc Jett Lessing his shirt tucked in and windy Sunday, crossed the line second. February 25, The Super Senior 2018. The +50/60 classes took the Jordyn Sediak, first overall and Women Expert green flag with their left Glen Helen hand on helmet for the start and SRA of Race 2. Long time SRA racer Jim Latendresse crews presented riders with a brand new battled for the win and was followed across National Track layout combined with the REM the line by Craig Adams and Pete “MotoMan” track, Lucas Oil truck track and surrounding Vetrano in the +60 Expert class. 2017 class off-road sections. Also back after a long champion Rick Sanders was late to the starting absence was the Peewee track; adding line but managed to claw his way up to fourth to the family aspect of SRA events. Rider in class. The competition in the +50/60 race is turnout was up for the second month in a row among the best in the SRA organization with indicating the re-found popularity of this lowmany racers in this class performing at levels that defy their age. key family oriented grand prix series. Race 3 was the “family race” that is made This month Race 1 showcased the Senior Jim Masters leading a good turnout of racers Jim Latendresse up of classes for all Vets +30, women, 125cc, 40+ riders. There was a tremendous battle at and skill that Trevor shows in his riding has its 65cc, 85cc, and Super Minis. This class is often roots at these monthly races and it is a pleasure referred to as the 2-stroke class because of to see him return from time to time. the large turnout in the smaller displacement A very excited Cash Daugherty won the classes. The performances of the kids in this Pee Wee Race. A new track has been built class are impressive. Austin Farley, the winning specifically for Pee Wee and 65cc beginner 85cc rider pushed his way up to 14th overall and riders. The track is fun, challenging (but not too 65cc Expert Jett Lessing came across the line in challenging), and safe. SRA plans to continue 26th. Both of these young riders out-performed to support this race and participation should many riders with more experience on bigger improve as word of the class and Glen Helen’s bikes. The diversity of bikes and riders in this new Pee Wee track gets out. class is fun to watch. Although the weather conditions were cool, Trevor Stewart and Nick Stover dominated the competition at Round 2 of the 11-race SRA the four-stroke and 250cc classes respectively Grand Prix series was hot. The track layout was in Race 4. Track conditions for this race were well received by the riders as demonstrated by brutal; rough, square edged and dry. Trevor the positive responses given at the finish of each Stewart is a true SRA success story. He began race. E his racing career at SRA on an 85 and has Nick Stover Trevor Stewart progressed to a professional level. The passion



Marc Cruz finished first in the MC Novice class

Joel A. Leal returning to ZR Series race finished first place MC +40

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he race was held in the desert area of Cerro del Centinela, north of Laguna Salada in the municipality of Mexicali capital of Baja California.

The first row of motorcycles (pro and experts) left at 9 a.m. to run the 14-mile route to see who would go the most laps in 90 minutes. The second row to leave was the +30, +40 and +50 classes and at the last row the green flag fell for the novice class. The holeshot was taken by the young Luis Flores as soon as the green flag waved for the motorcycles. In this race that was covered by the rescue team Aguiluchos A.C. there were no accidents and the competition was intense in all classes. Francisco Septien was the leader during the first three laps of the heat for motorcycles, then he was passed by the young Raúl Ortega Jr. who was the first to cross the finish line. Ortega (SPC, Pro Door) ran his second career in the Professional class after becoming champion in experts in 2016. The second heat was for utility vehicles on the first row who started before the quads. The Can Am excelled but the overall winner was the Yam YXZ1000 R of Jorge Vigil and Mónica Acosta who were the first to reach the finish line completing 4 laps. Vigil (SERG RacingSuspension, Rear Light Bar, Coyne Powersports, Doug Johnson, Mayoral Race Prep) also won the last race of 2017 in the company of his wife. In the quads the best finish was the Central Tires team with Eddie Bareño on his TRX450R who this race changed from Class +30 to experts. Very close behind the first quad was Stefano Caputo in

Tom Magallanes and David Mayoral finished second in the UTV class NOVICE: 1. Alan Cruz from Valle de Trinidad finished third Quad Novice class Marc Cruz (21), Hon CRF450R the +30 class on board his ATV returning to this 2. Lemuel Castillo (25), KTM SXF450 series after an absence of a few years. 3. Michael Rodríguez (21), KTM XC250 At the end of the two competitions, we 4. Sergio Sánchez (22), Kaw KX450F thanked the sponsors and friends as well as the 5. Luis Ángel De la Mora (24), Yam volunteers who made this event possible and WR450F M/C OPEN +50: 1. Miguel awarded the best of each class Coria (55), Hon XR650 UTV: 1. Jorge Vigil/Mónica Acosta, Yam YXZ1000R 2. M/C OPEN PRO: 1. Raúl Ortega Jr. (18), Tom Magallanes/David Mayoral, Can Ensenada B.C. – Yam WR450F 2. Francisco Am X3 3. Freddy Báez, Can Am X3 4. Septien (42), Ensenada B.C. – KTM XCF450 M/C Marco Valenzuela, Can AM x3 QUAD OPEN EXPERT: 1. Luis Alfonso Flores (16), Hus EXPERT: 1. Eddie Bareño (33), Hon FC350 2. Juan Carlos Ochoa (18), Kaw KX250F TRX450R 2. Jesús Osuna Gómez (17), 3. José Manuel Ochoa (48), Kaw KX450F 4. Ángel Hon TRX450R 3. Ery Sandoval, Hon Omar Nuño (24), Hon CRF450X 5. Rodolfo Rubio TRX450R 4. Sergio Díaz (23), Hon (25), Kaw KX450F M/C OPEN +30: 1. Alberto TRX450R 5. Erick Huerta (23), Yam Ruiz (42), Kaw KLX450R 2. David H. Estrada (43), YFZ450R QUAD +30: 1. Stefano Caputo Yam WR450 3. Leonardo Crowder Lizárraga (31), (44), Hon TRX450R 2. Jesús Torres (39), Yam YZF450R 4. Juan Andrés Vidauri (30), KTM Hon TRX450R 3. Francisco García (34), Father and son riding in the Expert class #E8 Jose Manuel XC250 5. Julio Ramos (48), Yam WR450F M/C Ochoa finished third place and #E115 Juan Carlos Ochoa Hon TRX450R 4. Jorge Navarro (35), OPEN +40: 1. Joel Alonso Leal Zamudio (46), finished in second Hon TRX450R 5. David Villa (50), Hon Hon CRF450X 2. Francisco Landeros (47), Yam TRX450R QUAD +40 1. Carlos WR450F 3 Fernando Beltrán (41), Kaw KX450F 4. S. López Martínez (46), Hon Gabriel Cañez Martínez (49), KTM 450 M/C OPEN TRX450R 2. Daniel Gaytán (47), Hon TRX450R QUAD NOV: 1. Erick Farías (30), Hon TRX450R 2. Ramiro López (35), Hon TRX450R 3. Alan Cruz (27), Hon TRX450R 4. Jorge Luis Ramírez Jr. (31), Yam YFZ450R 5. Guillermo Valenzuela, Suzuki LTZ400R Gabriel Canez on the gas, at his first ZR Series race


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Parker Jones Round 2, February 24-25, 2018 Perris Raceway, Perris CA By Steve Caro - Photos by Kathryn Caro


ound two of the 2018 CALVMX/100% vintage motocross series returned to Perris Raceway for two days of classic motocross. Joining CALVMX during the weekend was the national vintage organization, AHRMA, staging round two of their Preston Petty Products/Race Tech vintage and post-vintage national series.

On Saturday, 15 entries lined up for the combined Novice, Intermediate and Expert divisions of the Vintage 250 Sportsman class. In the Intermediates, Trevor Cox (CZ) launched perfectly and quickly built up a multi-bike length lead. Behind Cox, Norm Himaka (Maico) and Steve Gallegos (Husq), competing in his first vintage class race in over a year, strove to keep Cox in sight. Cox never backed off his pace and took the win, followed by Himaka and Gallegos. Moto two saw Cox leading the Intermediates as the pack exited the first turn after the start.

Shadowing Cox were Himaka and Craig Walker (CZ). Cox displayed near expert level speed as he built up a multi-bike lead over the pack and trailed only experts Micah Davis (CZ) and Tim McIntyre (CZ). Cox was never tested and rolled to both the moto and overall wins followed by Himaka and Walker. Steve Erickson and his Spanish Montesa flew the AHRMA banner proudly by dominating both motos of the 60 Plus Vintage Expert class. In both motos, Erickson dueled with long time AHRMA member Robert Poole (BSA) and Randy Hall on his unique “TriVarna” which paired a Triumph motor in a Husqvarna frame. Erickson’s consistent pace in both motos clinched his overall victory, with Poole and Hall rounding out the top three finishers. Sunday’s portion of the double header had the post-vintage machines taking on the Perris Main track. In the 50+ GP Intermediate class, Ray Zuchowski (Yam) conquered his competition with a 1-1 moto sweep. Long-time competitor Zuchowski was flawless in both motos on his way to the overall win. Alan Woods (Yam) and Scott Mays (Husq)

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Bill Davidson joined Zuchowski on the podium with second and third overall finishes. Perris resident Shaun Matt Parsons Hamer (Suz) was the star in the GP 1 500 Expert class. Hamer’s starts were perfect in both motos, giving him the advantage to build up strong leads in both races. Racing unchallenged, Hamer secured a two-race sweep and the overall, with Bill Davidson (Yam) and John Haro Trevor Cox (Yam) rounding out the top three sped to the moto win, followed by Chapman and finishers. Didlake. Some of the best Morrison duplicated his fast start in the second racing on the day moto, with Chapman giving chase. Thru the first two was in the 60 Plus laps, Morrison would pull slightly ahead in several GP Expert class. It was sections of the course with Chapman closing the gap a duel between Kawasaki mounted Kirk in others. The two front runners were often bar-to-bar Chapman and the Maico of Brad Morrison. Both as they vied for the top spot. Near the end of the showed that being 60 years old was not a barrier to moto, Chapman increased his pace and pulled even pounding a motocross track on classic machinery. with Morrison. Near the end of lap 3, Chapman took Moto one saw Morrison take his distinctive bluethe lead. On the white flag lap, Chapman increased colored Maico into the lead as the pack headed onto his lead to roughly four seconds. Chapman’s victory the main part of the track. Trailing Morrison were clinched the overall win, with Morrison garnering a Chapman and Chip Didlake (Yam). Morrison was in well-deserved second with Didlake in third.. E top form and built up a four second lead by the midpoint of the race, with Chapman and Didlake pushing hard in pursuit. Morrison kept up his torrid pace and

the day came together great with awesome track conditions and a cool breeze with a few clouds. Thank you to Lisa Ann Gonzales with Major Impact Photography and Sarah Zamora with the Dirt Series for the awesome action shots in the mud! We would like to thank everyone for coming

iirt Series Round 2 or better named Mud Series Round 2 was a bit of a challenge for all! With rains starting late Saturday and going till early morning Sunday, the Dirt Series and Pala crew dug deep to have the track up and ready for racing to begin at 10 a.m. Moto 1 was the toughest as racers spent most of their time grinding gears to get through the mud. Even the Pros had to dig deeper to battle the elements while some of the youth racers had trouble not getting stuck. The track crew stayed on their toes for most of Moto 1 pushing stuck racers out or pulling racers off the track. Once Moto 1 finished up, the second half of



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