COVER (Top) Gabriel Rascon finished eighth overall and second ATV Expert at the AMA District 38 OTB Sandblast. Photo by Don Rig'd Photography (Bottom) Steve Mutt, finished first UTV Sportsman at the AMA District 38 Full Throttle 100 desert race January 27, 2018. Photo by Judd Neves CONTENTS Corner workers need to be quick. And these fellows were definitely doing their job at the Adelanto Grand Prix. Coverage of that race is brought to us by Michael Maher with photos by RnR Photos and can be found on Page 34


Sherri’s Turn........................................................ 6 Dirtbits ................................................................. 7 Blast from the Past ............................................11 UTV Sports Review: Polaris RZR RC1 ............ 12 Coming Events ................................................. 14 Dr. De Forest’s Off Road Health Tips .............. 19 4x4 Coach.......................................................... 20 EPA Abuse ......................................................... 22 SDORC News ................................................... 23 People in the Pits.............................................. 24 Classified Ads .................................................. 38 In My Trouble . . . .............................................. 38


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there were quick and effective discplinary measures enforced. We had a healthy fear of parents, teachers and people in positions of authority. Ask former Sheriff's Deputy Ben Fields how an unruly child can destroy a life. She was a 15-year-old high school student in South Carolina who didn't want to put her cell phone away when the teacher told her to. Seen in an online post the week we went to press She had no healthy disobedience. Her cell phone obsession fear of the school administrator who was and refusal to obey three different brought in to insist that she put the cell authority figures was rewarded with the phone away. She still refused. officer being fired from his job. That was when the administrator It's been nearly three years and determined it was time to call in law Ben Fields is now suing the sheriff's enforcement and she summoned the department and school district for school resource officer. negligence and defamation. Though This young lady still defiantly he was finally cleared of wrong-doing refused to surrender her phone, and the he said this incident changed his life situation escalated when Deputy Fields forever. told her he would have to arrest her for Undisciplined youth wreak havoc refusing to comply and causing a school on society, on their peers, their families disturbance. Rather than go with him and themselves. But there is more than peacefully, she locked her legs around a general lack of good old-fashioned the legs of the desk chair and refused discipline creating serious problems for to budge as he attempted to physically the youth of today. remove her. In her vigorous attempt Encouraging a victim mentality, to prevent him from removing her, the causing endless confusion about sexual desk tipped over and when he finally orientation, who to love, what gender separated her from the desk it appeared to be, where to go to the bathroom, she had been thrown to the ground. sexual freedom supposedly without the Friends of the unruly and disobedient consequences, promoted to kids who girl were filming the incident. aren't equipped emotionally to handle Deputy Fields was fired from the physical and mental fallout of his job a few days later. Can you say destructive relationships. Bullying that reward? This girl was rewarded for is taken to a new level via social media. Violent video games as entertainment. The kids of today are dealing with a host of devastating challenges earlier generations didn't have to contend with. And finally a common thread among all mass shooters seems to be the lack of a father in their lives. If you're a father not involved in your child's life, get involved and stay involved; and if you know children in your neighborhood who don't have fathers, take some regular time to be a father-figure to them. You might just save a life. Let's teach the kids to turn on respect for authority and turn off the devices. We'll all be happier for it. E



he would go to her grave hating carrots because of the kids teasing her in school for her bright red hair. They called her carrot-top. Even with the passing of eight decades she had not forgotten. Bullies were around in the 1930's, but school shootings not so much, in spite of the fact that guns were readily available. This was an era when parents dealt with disciplinary problems with a visit to the woodshed. These kids grew up to parent their children with the same methods. Spankings, grounding, getting sent to their rooms. Yet today's parenting philosophy seems to almost ridicule the displinary styles of days-gone-by. Sitting through some parenting conferences hosted by a social services agency recently I heard a leader state matter-of-factly that "our parents were doing their best but they didn't really know what proper methods of training and discipline are." Then she went on to disparage grounding, spanking and sending a child to their room. The theory is spanking makes a child violent, sending them to their rooms causes them to feel isolated. I pondered the fact that while the kids of my generation and earlier were raised by this method that supposedly causes kids to be violent and leads to other trauma, for all those theories, we sure weren't shooting up the students and teachers and we didn't have to have policemen assigned to schools. It was an era when the schools had strict dress codes and we called all adults Mr. and Mrs. Kids were to be seen and not heard and we didn't just break into the adult's conversations, we were raised to be respectful and obedient and if not







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AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame member Johnny 'Crashwall' Gibson passes ohnny "Crashwall" Gibson, a member


of the American Motorcycle Hall of Fame and winner of 1956 Daytona 200 and more than 100 dirt-track, roadrace and TT races, passed away Jan. 30 in Boca Raton, Fla. He was 87. Mr. Gibson was a leading AMA Grand National racer of the 1950s. His biggest victory came in the 1956 Daytona 200 riding a factorybacked HarleyDavidson. He also was one of the stars of the popular Friday night Ascot Park races in Gardena,

Calif., along with Hall of Famers Sammy Tanner, Al Gunter and a host of other top riders of the era. Mr. Gibson played a key role in the revival of Speedway racing in Southern California during the 1970s and 1980s. He built a track in Irwindale and helped foster a generation of riders that would bring the United States back to world prominence in Speedway World Championship racing. Mr. Gibson was born in Los Angeles on July 6, 1930. He began racing Speedway as a teenager. He raced through 1962, when he suffered serious injuries in a race at Ascot Park. He fully recovered, but the

demands outside racing persuaded him it was time to retire. In all, Mr. Gibson scored 26 top-10 finishes in AMA national competition, including eight podium finishes.

Plan A Four Wheel Vacation In Montana This Year! estern and Southwestern


Montana offer miles of four wheel drive trails to remarkable scenic overlooks, high mountain lakes with great fishing, historical towns and mining sites, as well as some terrific camping locations. Grizzly Gulch Publications (formerly Back Roads Publications) is proud to announce the publication of our second book 4x4 Routes of Southwestern Montana by Willie and Jeanne Worthy. This all new book covers the areas around Dillon, Jackson, and Melrose, with extensive histories of the notable towns and long-forgotten mining sites, as well as identifying locations

of parking areas and camp sites for larger RVs and trailers. For those who are familiar with our first book, we have retained the same format describing 4x4 routes using mile-to-mile, turn-toturn points with landmarks, odometer readings, and GPS coordinates to keep you found. Our highly successful first book, 4x4 Routes of Western Montana, used Missoula as a hub to visit most areas within a day’s trip. This book is still available to purchase for yourself or a four-wheeling friend. Through negotiations with our printer we’ve managed to keep the same low price as our first book at $24.95. Our books are available at our local distributors throughout Western Dirtbits continued on next page - MARCH 2018 - S&S OFF ROAD MAGAZINE


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BS Sand UTV Seats Now Available Through Parts Unlimited


eadership! Having built a reputation for the best suspension seats available for UTVs, BS

Sand is upping its support by joining with distribution giant Parts Unlimited to “support the sport.” Effective immediately dealers can now access Arctic Cat/Textron, Can-Am, Polaris and Yamaha seating upgrades via LeMans/Parts Unlimited “Parts Unlimited is committed to bringing you the best quality parts and fast, friendly service that both dealers and consumers can count on,” says Parts Unlimited Vice President of Sales Jeff Derge. “If powersports is your game, then Parts Unlimited is the name to remember for the hottest products and the most support going.” “This is great news for our customers and dealers alike,” adds BS Sand President Rod Derifield. “Parts Unlimited is synonymous with their

tagline: We Support The Sport. This passion for the sport is the same set of values that BS Sand was founded on, so it is an ideal match… as we like to say, #WeGotYourBack!” BS Sand was founded on a passion for anything sand dune related back in the 1960s and has since evolved to become the off-road industry leader in performance suspension seats. In March 2017, BS Sand joined the ROR family of brands, founded by Derifield to provide high quality, innovative seating products and accessories to the powersports industry. A variety of styles, stitching and color options are all available via Parts Unlimited and in the warehouses now. For more details click onto

eddle Industries is proud to support off-road racing in 2018. We will continue to offer contingency support to racers for the following: SCORE Off-Road Racing Series, Best in the Desert Off-Road Racing Series, MORE Desert Racing Series, SNORE Desert Racing Series, Texas Desert Racing Association Series, MORR Sportsman Off-Road Racing Series and Tejas Off-Road Racing Series.

How our program works:

• In order to qualify for contingency awards, entrants must use Weddle products in the race vehicle. • Weddle Industries decals must be displayed prominently on each side of the vehicle during the race. • Photos and video: We strongly encourage the teams to submit photos or video of their vehicle at the race for additional exposure on weddleindustries. com and other promotional channels. Please submit media to: nick@ • Award recipients will receive a Weddle Industries gift certificate redeemable with Weddle Industries or their transaxle builder. • Each contingency registration will receive two Weddle Industries T-shirts and a Weddle Industries hat. Download registration form at www.


Back by popular demand, Weddle Industries is proud to announce the Maxima Racing contingency partnership will continue in 2018. Purchase Maxima gear oil from Weddle Industries, run Maxima stickers on your race vehicle, and Maxima will match your Weddle contingency award. Great deal from a great company! See contingency registration form for participation instructions. Weddle Racing Gears are available for Mendeola MD4/MD5, S4/S5, and S4D/S5D transaxles; VW Type 1, 002, 091, and 094 transaxles; all Albins AGB/ ST6, PBS and Weddle HV transaxles. We strongly recommend that you pre-register with us in order to ensure that you are eligible for contingency awards. Good luck in the 2018 racing season! E



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Earl Roloff, circa late 1970's early 1980's, at the San Jose Mile. He said in a 1982 interview that his most prized trophy, among hundreds, was for a win at a regional TT championship at Ascot in 1975 when he was riding a stock SC500 Yamaha two stroke. This motorcycle was once said to be the answer to the question nobody asked by a well known cycle magazine. But Roloff surprised the competition, beating some very talented riders, including Steve Eklund, on far superior equipment. Photo by Dan Mahoney

A 1974 advertisement for Sig Erson Racing Cams called this "Old Glory" The Winningest Car in Off Road Racing. Wally Pankratz and Dick Lee drove Old Glory to more class wins than any other car in off road racing history at that time. From the pages of Off Road Advertiser, April 1974

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UTV Sports Review

Exclusive First Drive: 2018 Polaris RZR RC1

The RC1 - It’s a single seat Ringer! By Casey Cordeiro Photos by Harlen Foley & Casey Cordeiro


assengers? What passengers? If you haven’t noticed, the single seat evolution has been alive and well for quite some time. Honda started it all with the original Odyssey and Pilot back in the 70’s & 80’s, and no one has quite duplicated the single-seat trend since then. Not even the ACE lineup has created such a stir, but we have a feeling that trend is going to change this year… When you look at the UTV market, Polaris has notoriously been the first to market with many products. They are the ones who built out their RZR lineup to seemingly satisfy every kind of Side-XSide buyer. Sure, other companies have caught up or surpassed Polaris in terms of engineering excellence at this point, but that doesn’t mean they are letting off the gas anytime soon. And, we can promise that their engineering teams are hard at work to improve their current and future product offerings. Case-in-point, look at the all-new RZR RS1. It’s a beast of a single-seat UTV, unlike anything else ever offered by a major manufacturer, 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.


and we recently enjoyed the opportunity to drive it at an Exclusive sneak peek event! The RZR RS1 is aptly named for its “Rally Sport” credentials. With the center-cockpit design and low center of gravity, this machine is built to take on the most demanding trails. Polaris’ tagline of “Driver’s Wanted” is surely warranted here. Upon first glance, take a look at how low the front hood and fenders are on this vehicle. This is because the radiator has been moved to the rear of the vehicle, just over the engine compartment. With this change, Polaris was able to increase the size of the radiator – it is not only larger but it also includes 2 fans now for extra cooling power. The battery was moved to the front of the vehicle instead of under the driver’s seat like a RZR, and the front ‘hood’ can be removed to reveal a secure storage bin. There is no glovebox on the RS1, so this storage will be handy. The chassis of the RS1 is based on the RZR XP1000, but it is shorter a total of 7” so that the wheelbase comes in at 83” instead of 90” like the XP1000. The dual front a-arm suspension, along with the trailing arm rear suspension both feature the same components as the XP1000. Builders and aftermarket parts companies can rejoice; your custom parts will work on this vehicle if they were made for an XP1000. Walker Evans needle shocks with 16-position compression adjustment capability are found on the front (16” of travel) and rear (18” of travel) of the vehicle. In addition to the shortened chassis and radiator relocation, Polaris also put

Rally-style, sideways drifting - it’s what the RS1 craves any time, any day. a significant amount of R&D effort into the powertrain components. Instead of just using the XP1000 components on this RS1, they stepped up the parts included here and put the RZR XP Turbo transmission and driveline in this vehicle. I mean, holy smokes! The RS1 weighs less than the RZR XP1000 (1340 lbs versus an estimated 1369 lbs, dry weights), and it has beefed up the drivetrain. During our day of torture testing at a track in Minnesota, there was Easy-open doors are simple to operate. not one component failure on any of the only side for entry/exit of this vehicle. 10+ machines present. I’d say that’s a The familiar RZR-style of door is easy significant win for the vehicle. to reach, it was easy to get in and out of Now, how about that cockpit… the cockpit. There is a 2-part brake pedal, well, it’s a very pleasant space to drive. which comes in handy whether you are a Take a seat in the familiar RZR seat and single- or two-foot driver. I found myself you feel right at home. It’s roomy, but using the two-foot side of the pedal all not too roomy. Aftermarket seats will the time. It took some getting used to be able to fit here, and the standard seat since that side of the pedal is so far away slider makes it adjustable fore and aft. from the gas pedal, but it was such a nice As we mentioned before, the sightlines feature when we got used to it on our on this vehicle are insanely awesome! short ride. As with almost all other RZR Small front fenders make it feel like vehicles in the lineup, power steering you are driving a slot car, and it is such comes standard on the RS1. General an awesome sensation seeing the tires feel of this electronic unit is the same as work right in front of your eyes. Now, other RZR setups. It is weighted nicely, obviously this can be a disadvantage not perfectly because it is a tad heavy when it comes to mud or rock-filled at times, but it does take away many of riding terrains since you’ll have mud and the bumps in the trail with no kickback. rocks sprayed at you constantly. Polaris The steering rack is also quick, making has XL fender flares available as an fast transitions and steering corrections a accessory to combat any of these issues. breeze. They used an easy-to-read dash display that is similar, if not the exact same, to the General, and it is attached to the steering column, which allows for easy reading of the machine’s vitals. The keyed ignition, shift lever, lights, 4WD switch, and accessory spots are all located on the right side of the cockpit within The seating position is low, and the cockpit has plenty of room for any size easy reach. The driver. Full doors provide good protection, but with the lack of fenders in stock form, the RS1 will be slinging mud and debris up on you. left side is the


the trees start whisking by. One of the things we appreciate about the ProStar lineup of HO engines is that the power is instantaneous. Bottom end grunt is abundant, and then the engine screams almost all the way to the top of the RPM range before signing off. Increased belt cooling via a high-mounted air intake ensure longevity. Also, this is one spot where I could literally feel the added strength of the RZR XP Turbo driveline components in the RS1. There were no squeals, squeaks, or parts making noise in the machines we drove, and this was a welcome sign since I can usually spot and hear the weak points right away. The CVT system on this machine is up for the task, and we had a belt-frying free day on our short test loop. While nothing is confirmed, I would be willing to bet this upgraded drivetrain would make its way to the XP1000 within the next couple of model years. My favorite part of driving this vehicle is the center weight balance, which allows you to drift the RS1 for days on end! Put it where you want it and it goes with point-and-shoot handling. Honestly, it reminds me of how a Yamaha chassis performs with great turn-in, and then your corner exits are equally rewarding with just enough oversteer to make it a blast to drive and put the power RS1 at your local track. to ground. I’m giddy just thinking about Also, the it and typing these words. Just like any desert guys are other RZR on the market, the driving going to love position is well suited for aggressive the fun-toSince there is no designated glovebox, just small drivers, but I do wish the seat had a drive attitude longer bottom cushion and more rounded pockets in the dash, the RS1 utilizes a front and handling side bolstering for more support. storage area for your extra things. characteristics of While this machine is an absolute the RS1. Look for So, the big question is: how the heck blast to drive, it does come with its the RS1, which does it drive?! Well, it is unlike anything I own set of shortcomings. We want this has an MSRP of machine to be the ultimate long-distance have experienced before. Think of it as a $13,999 and is adventure vehicle, but the storage rally car on steroids. With the low center available in either of gravity (the fuel tank is under the seat), capacity is very limited with just the White Lightening front storage box and small rear storage low seating position, and centralized or Black Pearl area. While we like the radiator in the mass, this RS1 rips around corners. color schemes), The radiator is relocated to the rear of the vehicle and includes more cooling back and the excellent front sightlines, it Slice and dice, baby. The open cockpit power than ever with 2 fans. There isn’t much space for storage back here, at your local takes up a significant amount of space. makes it feel like you are going much but the compact design is very nice. dealers! And, like we mentioned before, the faster than you are too, especially when stock machine doesn’t have any significant fenders, meaning you are guaranteed to get covered with mud unless you add some additional fenders on the vehicle. Other than that, there is a lot to love with this vehicle. The aftermarket world is going to go nuts with these machines, and we look forward to seeing them transform a stock RS1 into something special. Personally, I think the new RS1 is going to be a hit Front suspension components are straight with the trail riders who can from the XP1000 chassis, and Walker Evans fit a 64” machine in their local needle shocks provide reliable and 16-position wooded areas. Also, on the race compression-adjustable dampening. 29” circuit, this machine would be an Maxxis Bighorn tires provide consistent absolute blast, and I think we’ll traction. We’ll be putting 30’s on one to test see a whole fury surrounding the With the chassis being 7” shorter than a RZR XP1000, this RS1 is big fun on the trails. Just like you see here, we can see out soon.

a future of many people buying one of these as an “extra” fun toy for the trails, dunes, and desert.




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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 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 VORRA (916) 925-1702

SNORE (702) 452-4522



AMA DISTRICT 37 (714) 747-1211 Mar 10-11, 2018 - HBMC Dual Euro Scrambles Slash X, Barstow CA Mar 17-18, 2018 - Prospectors Hare Scrambles, Gorman CA Mar 25, 2018 - Dirt Diggers Desert Scrambles, Red Mountain CA 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 Mar 17, 2018 - I8 Speed Limit 100, Plaster City West 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 Mar 17, 2018 - I8 Speed Limit 100, Plaster City West 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 Mar 10-11, 2018 - Round 3, Texas Apr 21, 2018 - Round 4, Little Sahara OHV, Sugarloafers MC, USRA, Jericho UT


DESERT RACING: Motorcycles & Quads Continued 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 Mar 17-18, 2018 - Round 3, Gorman CA Mar 24-15, 2018 - Round 4, Emmett ID 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 AMRA ARIZONA MOTORCYCLE RIDERS ASSOCIATION Mar 3, 2018 - Race 7, 2018 Arizona Off-Road State Championship, San Manuel AZ 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 Mar 23-24, 2018 - Desert Race, Mexicali BC 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 Mar 9-11, 2018 - La Vuelta 250 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

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 CAL POLY PENGUINS MC 775-781-7845 Mar 11, 2018 - Hi-Mountain Dual Sport COUNTDOWN 775-884-0399 Mexico to Canada Dual Sport Ride Mar 10-11, 2018 - Death Valley 350, Countdown Ridgecrest CA 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 Mar 10-11, 2018 - Countdown Death Valley 350, Ridgecrest CA

Apr 14, 2018 - Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Ride For Kids, Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA DUAL SPORT WEST 775-884-0399 Mar 10-11, 2018 - Death Valley 350, Countdown Ridgecrest CA 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 Mar 11, 2018 - JBC 6 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 Mar 15, 2018 - Daytona TT, Daytona Beach FL 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 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FLAT TRACK ASSOCIATION (951) 443-7622 All races held at Perris Raceway, Perris CA Schedule subject to change due to weather Mar 10, 2018 - Round 2, SCFTA Championship Series Apr 7, 2018 - Round 3, SCFTA Championship Series



COMING EVENTS Continued FLAT TRACK Continued from Page 15

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 Mar 26, 2018 - Easter Safari for First Timers, Moab UT, 5 days 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 BEACH N TOYS (760) 945-3979

DESERT SIDE TRACS May 4-6, 2018 - Mojave Road

Apr 15-20, 2018 - Cottonwood/ Sedona May 14-16, 2018 - Inyos Mountain Cerro Gordo Ghost Town Sept 9-15, 2018 - Paiute Trail, Utah

DIABLO 4-WHEELERS (925) 682-5734 Mar 3, 2018 - Snow Run Apr 14, 2018 - Safety Clinic

PARKER 4 WHEELERS (909) 239-1162 www.parker4 Mar 24, 2018 - Hard Core Poker Run, Parker AZ

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

CALIFORNIA 4WD ASSOCIATION INC. 1-8004x4-FUNN (916) 381-8300 Mar 2-4, 2018 - TDS Desert Safari, Ocotillo Wells CA Mar 3, 2018 - Kingsburg Snow Poker Run 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

GEARED FOUR FUN 4WD CLUB (760) 751-9733

CAPO VALLEY 4 WHEELERS Mar 3, 2018 - Festival of Whales Parade Mar 8-11, 2018 - Death Valley Run Mar 18, 2018 - Coyote Canyon

JUST RUNS (619) 579-7120 Check the schedule regularly. Often runs are added/ changed at the last minute. Mar 1-5, 2018 - Superstition Mountain and TDS Desert Safari Apr 8-12, 2018 - Back way to Crown King and More

DESERT DAWGS (951) 681-8608

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

Oct 27, 2018 - Cleghorn Night Run Nov 23-24, 2018 - Partial Mojave Road Dec TBD - Christmas Party TIERRA DEL SOL Mar 2-4, 2018 - 56th Annual TDS Desert Safari, Truckhaven, North Ocotillo Wells CA VEGAS VALLEY 4 WHEELERS (702) 558-5786

POINT MUGU 4WD CLUB, INC. (805) 241-5899 Mar 16, 2018 - Point Mugu 4x4 Cougar Buttes Run 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

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

RED ROCK 4-WHEELERS Mar 24 - Apr 1, 2018 - Easter Jeep Week, Moab UT

BADLANDS OFF ROAD ADVENTURES Mar 4, 2018 - Recovery Clinic, Borrego Springs CA Mar 10, 2018 - Wilderness First Aid, 2 days, Gorman CA Mar 10-11, 2018 - Getting Started Driving Off-Road, Mojave CA Mar 24-25, 2018 - Getting Started Driving Off-Road, Borrego Springs CA

RIVERSIDE 4 WHEELERS www.riverside Mar 10-19, 2018 - Moab UT 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 Mar 24, 2018 - Anza Borrego 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 Sept 29, 2018 - Horse Thief Canyon


EARLY BRONCOS LTD (1966-77 “Early” Ford Broncos) Apr 15, 2018 - Fabulous Fords Forever, Buena Park CA MORONGO BASIN SEARCH & RESCUE (760) 749-6321 PARKER 4 WHEELERS (909) 239-1162 Mar 24, 2018 - Hard Core Poker Run, Parker AZ

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



SOBOBA RIDES, San Jacinto CA (951) 654-9436


BARSTOW POKER RUN (760) 252-3093 CORVA (800) 42-CORVA DESERT IRONWOODS RESORT 760-767-5670 Apr 1, 2017 - Kids Easter Egg Hunt May 5, 2017 - Taco Cook-Off May 26, 2017 - Famous Water Slide & Potluck Luau Jun 9, 2017 - Pool Party Potluck


ZR PROMOTIONS(686) 564-6653


AMA DISTRICT 37 (714) 539-2357 Mar 3-4, 2018 - Prairie Dogs GP, Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA 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 Mar 10-11, 2018 - Q-Town Grand Prix, Quartzsite AZ Mar 31 - Apr 1, 2018 - River Rampage Grand Prix, Bullhead City AZ May 5-6, 2018 - Winslow Grand Prix, Winslow AZ 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 Mar 3-4, 2018 - Prairie Dogs GP, Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA 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 GLEN HELEN RACEWAY (909) 880-3090 San Bernardino Mar 3, 2018 - Prairie Dog Grand Prix LACR MX, Palmdale CA (661) 754-3366 LOS ANCIANOS MC CLUB REDDING DIRT RIDERS SRA (714) 957-2985 Motorcycles, Quads, UTVs All events held at Glen Helen Raceway, Devore CA Tentative 2018 Schedule Mar 18, 2018 - Grand Prix Apr 29, 2018 - Grand Prix May 2018 - No Race Jun 24, 2018 - Grand Prix Jul 24, 2018 - Grand Prix Aug 26, 2018 - Grand Prix Sept 20, 2018 - Grand Prix Oct 28, 2018 - Grand Prix Nov 11, 2018 - Grand Prix Dec 16, 2018 - Grand Prix 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 Mar 10-Mar 11, 2018 - Mid-East Area Qualifier, Fast Farms MX Altamont TN Mar 17, 2018 - Mid-West Qualifier, DT1-MX Park, Tulare CA 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 Mar 4, 2018 - TWMX El Dorado Series Mar 11, 2018 - American Retrocross

(909) 880-3090, San Bernardino Mar 31, 2018 - MTA 2-Stroke MX Championships Apr 7-8, 2018 - Loretta Lynn's Dual MX Qualifier INTERNATIONAL OLDTIMER MOTOCROSS Mar 10-11, 2018 - Arizona OTMX, Canyon MC Park, Peoria AZ 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

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 Mar 4, 2018 - SoCal OTMX 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 Mar 10, 2018 - Saturday Motocross Mar 24, 2018 - Saturday Motocross Apr 7, 2018 - Saturday Motocross Apr 14, 2018 - Saturday Motocross

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

SHORTY'S SPORTS PARK LLC Blythe CA (541) 761-7311 shortyssportspark

SUNRISE MX PARK (760) 680-6619 or (760) 947-9054 www.ride Mar 18, 2018 - SoCal Oldtimers Race Mar 25, 2018 - OTHG Race

SOCAL OLD TIMERS MX CLUB (714) 261-3656 SOCAL CHAMPIONSHIP MOTOCROSS SERIES (562) 225-0429 www.amaSoCal Mar 18, 2018 - Round 2,Winter Schedule, LACR, Palmdale CA 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

THE DIRT SERIES Mar 11, 2018 - Round 2, Pala Raceway, Pala CA 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

Continued on Page 18

KERN COUNTY RACEWAY Bakersfield CA (661) 835-12642 LA PLAYA MOTOCROSS Rosarito, Mexico (619) 819 6323 laplayamotocross LACR MX, Palmdale CA (661) 754-3366 Mar 18, 2018 - SoCal OTMX Race MILESTONE RANCH MX PARK, Riverside CA (951) 686-4669 May 6, 2018 - TWMXRS May 20, 2018 - Calvmx Aug 5, 2018 - Terra Firma Round 3

OVER THE HILL GANG (310) 373-4506 Feb 11, 2018 - DT1 MX Park, Tulare CA Feb 25, 2018 - LA County Raceway, DT1 MX Park Palmdale CA Tulare CA (559) 685-0503 Mar 11, 2018 - California City CA Mar 25, 2018 - Sunrise MX Park, Mar 17, 2018 - Loretta Lynn Qualifier Adelanto CA Apr 8, 2018 - REM - OTMX Mar 18, 2018 - Mammoth Qualifier Apr 28-29, 2018 - Sierra National, Hangtown MX, Rancho Cordova CA FIRE & POLICE MOTOCROSS May 6, 2018 - Cahuilla Creek, Anza CA (760) 586-5320 May 26-27, 2018 - Reno National, Fernley NV Mar 12-13, 2018 - Rounds 1 & Jun 10, 2018 - LA County Raceway, 2, Glen Helen Raceway, San Palmdale CA Bernardino CA Jun 24, 2018 - SRA Grand Prix, Glen Apr 23-24, 2018 - Rounds 3&4, Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA LACR, Palmdale CA Jul 7, 2018 - Ride Day GLEN HELEN RACEWAY, Devore CA Aug 26, 2018 - Perris Raceway, Perris CA Sept 1-2, 2018 - Bay Nationals, CALL TO VERIFY INFORMATION Hollister Hills, Hollister CA BEFORE TRAVELING - EVENTS Sept 16, 2018 - Milestone MX, SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION Riverside CA



GLEN HELEN RACEWAY (909) 880-3090 Mar 17, 2018 - Lucas Oil Off Road Series Apr 21, 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


MOTOCROSS Continued from Page 17


WORCS (435) 635-1597 Mar 16-18, 2018 - Rounds 3-4, ATV & SXS only (no MC), Crazy Horse, Lake Havasu AZ Mar 23-25, 2018 Rounds 3-4, MC Only (no ATV/SXS) Crazy Horse, Lake Havasu, AZ 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

Also see Desert Racing, GP’s and Fun Runs ARIZONA OFF ROAD PROMOTIONS (623) 363-9665 www.arizonaoffroad Mar 10-11, 2018 - Q-Town Grand Prix, Quartzsite AZ Mar 31 - Apr 1, 2018 - River Rampage Grand Prix, Bullhead City AZ 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


CALVMX 619-500-2869 See dates under Flat Track

TRIPLE CROWN MX TWMX (760) 722-7777 twmxrs/race-schedule/ Mar 4, 2018 - El Dorado Series, Round 5, Comp Edge, Hesperia CA

BIG 3 (619) 276-7135 MICHIGAN BUGGY BUILDERS (517) 402-1303 Mar 11, 2018 - Michigan Buggy Builders Off Road Swap Meet 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 Mar 3-4, 2018 - Unlimited Off Road Show & Expo, Lonestar Edition, Texas Motor Speedway Jun 1-2, 2018 - Unlimited Off Road Show & Expo, Kentucky Exposition Center


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 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 Mar 3-4, 2018 - Heber Dunes Apr 7-8, 2018 - Heber Dunes


CALROCS RACING (530) 681-5123 DIRT RIOT ENDURANCE RACING (714) 513-8449 Western Series Mar 3-4, 2018 - Round 1 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 Mar 24, 2018 - Round 1, Prairie City Apr 21, 2018 - Round 2, Wild West Motorsports Park Jun 23, 2018 - Round 3, Prairie City ULTRA 4 RACING


BAKO SAND DRAGS (661) 213-6783 bakosanddrags Feb 28-Mar 4, 2018 - Bako Sand Drags ET MOTOPARK (480) 926-6688 Apache Junction AZ Mar 10, 2018 - Mud Bogs & Sand Drags Mar 31, 2018 - Mud Bogs & Sand Drags May 12, 2018 - Mud Bogs & Sand Drags Jun 2, 2018 - Mud Bogs & Sand Drags SOCAL SAND DRAGS (559) 679-8994 Mar 23-25, 2018 - Sand Drags, Soboba Casino, San Jacinto CA Sept 28-30, 2018 - Sand Drags, Soboba Casino, San Jacinto CA

SHORT COURSE ARIZONA SHORT COURSE SERIES (800) 342-2512 Mar 24-25, 2018 - Rounds 1 & 2, Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, Chandler AZ 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

LUCAS OIL OFF ROAD SERIES (800) 342-2512 Mar 17, 2018 - Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA 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 Mar 2-4, 2018 - Adelaide 500, Adelaide, Australia VORRA (916) 925-1702


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 Mar 11, 2018 - Round 7, Plonkers Trials Club, Lucerne Valley CA 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 Mar 23-24, 2018 - Pure 150 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 Mar 17, 2018 - I8 Speed Limit 100, Plaster City West 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

COSTA MESA SPEEDWAY (949) 492-9933 www.costamesa

BEST IN THE DESERT (702) 457-5775 See dates under Desert Racing


LUCAS OIL REGIONAL (951) 233-2088 See Dates under Short Course

MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS Mar 3, 2018 - East, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta GA Mar 10, 2018 - East, Daytona Intl. Speedway, Daytona FL 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 Mar 10, 2018 - Round 3, Aonia Pass MX Park, Washington GA 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


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 Mar 17, 2018 - Round 3, Motocross of Marion County, Reddick FL 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 Mar 11, 2018 - Competitive Edge, Hesperia CA Apr 15, 2018 - Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA May TBA 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 Mar 18, 2018 - Race 9, Arizona Cycle Park, Buckeye AZ 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 Mar 18, 2018 - Round 3, Lake Elsinore Truck Track, Lake Elsinore CA 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, TBA E


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Do You Have Sciatica Symptoms?


ciatica symptoms include pain and/ or stiffness, burning sensations, feels

like a pulled hamstring muscle, pain down through the hip, down through the back of the leg, thighs, calves and even to the foot in severe cases. Generally it is to just one leg or hip but can indeed be both sides. These symptoms can increase with sitting and/or trying to straighten out the leg or when coughing, sneezing. From my 35 years of being a D.C., I find most folks have a disc injury that is the primary cause of Sciatica. “Sciatica� means pain down the path of the Sciatic Nerve. The Sciatic nerve is the major nerve that conducts electrical messages from our lower back and spine to and from all the tissues of our legs, feet and toes. Electrical messages conducted by this major nerve group include signals to move our legs, feet and toes in any and all directions and also provide us the ability to sense the position our lower limbs are in even with our eyes closed as well as all sensations from hot to cold to pressures, sharp and dull, that are relayed as feedback loops back up to our brain. Initial Sciatic symptoms can include lower back/hip pain with muscle spasms and/or tingling, numbness, burning sensations in the thighs or calves. Think of the Sciatic nerve as the wiring harness of the lower limbs of our bodies. You can take all the drugs to kill pain, relax muscles and get some temporary relief. In the long term, you need to correct the cause of the problem, not just cover up the symptoms/warning lights. While drugs can be of benefit so as to be able to move, sleep and deal with the short term, to stay on the medications can and will make you a drug addict. Just about two years ago a famous drug addict who met his death from LEGAL prescription medications was Prince. Meanwhile, about 270+ not so famous folks also die each and every day in the USA from side effects and/ or complications of those legal drugs that kill about 100,000 each year. Illegal drugs only kill about 15,000 each year in the USA, generally self limiting. In severe cases of Sciatica, that have not responded to conservative treatments, surgery may be the bast answer. Usually the offending disc is removed in part, if not totally, and the spine might be fused as well. Each and every case has to be evaluated. Bone spurs and encroaching bone build up, aka stenosis, where the bone actually starts to apply pressure to the nerves can also be surgically removed and carved away. Results from such treatment varies with about a 50% to 75% success rate. If the person has loss of bladder or bowel sensation or control, immediate surgery is usually mandatory to prevent permanent loss of these functions. Conservative treatments for Sciatica can include exercise, bed rest, ice,

physical therapy, traction, chiropractic and acupuncture. Bed rest can take pressure off the offending disc and nerves. You generally want to be face up, on a firm surface with a few pillows under your knees to take pressure off the spine. Various upside down traction devices may also help. Some DC's offer traction devices in office along with electrical muscle simulators and often have excellent results. After about 5 to 10 of these types of treatments, including regular chiropractic adjustments, a person should at least start to feel some improvement in their condition. Same for most any conservative form of treatment over the course of the first few weeks to a month. If you are not improving, get an MRI scan as it will best show the soft tissues, including disc and nerve and help rule out more sinister causes of the symptoms like tumor or infection. X-Rays mainly only show bone tissue and may often appear normal. Prevention? Yes, usually the best bet. How can one prevent Sciatica? Well, most of the disc injuries I see are from long term misalignment of the pelvis and lumbar spine vertebrae. These misalignments can and often do start in childhood. Sports, slips and falls off the swing set, even just the trauma of being born can cause the spine to be slightly misaligned. Over time, the misalignments (called subluxations by DC's) put unequal pressure on the jelly donuts (if you will) that we call discs. Just like a jelly filled donut, if you put too much pressure on one side of it, it will start to bulge out the other side. When this happens, it can activate the nerves in the disc wall itself and put pressure on the nerves extending from the spine. In the lower lumbar spine, it can produce the symptoms of Sciatica. Subluxations are not dislocations. Subluxations refer to an area of the spine that is not aligned properly and may not be moving properly and can be putting unequal pressure on the disc between the vertebrae or the adjacent nerves. This can cause symptoms of local muscle spasms or refer pain, numbness, burning and tingling sensations to where those nerves flow along their route. While most parents are aware enough to have their children in to see a dentist to help prevent dental issues, most are not aware of a regular chiropractic check up for all the same reasons and more so! After all, you can replace teeth but not so with the spine and nerves. Regular, preventive chiropractic treatments keep the pelvis (hips) and spine aligned properly and help prevent disc bulges and subsequent degenerative changes, arthritis, stenosis, thinning of the disc, all of which can lead to Sciatica down the road. Folks will take the time and spend the money to make sure the wheels on their truck or car are aligned and balanced. Yet, they will generally never give a thought

about doing the same for their hips, back and neck. Most just do not know any better or have been misinformed. Most are always sent out for drugs by their own MD's. If you just read this article, you now know more about chiropractic than 90% of the MD's out there in the field. Informed folks can make better choices for their own health when they have good information to start with in the first place. There are a variety of techniques/ treatments in the chiropractic profession and not any one of them or any one DC is the same, as it is a hands on treatment. If you are not making progress in a reasonable amount of time, try a different DC, if needed. Same for any form of treatment when options are available. The DC's rarely cause anyone harm and no one dies from chiropractic care. Drugs, legal drugs, kill people every single day and no one makes a fuss, or even takes notice, unless it's a famous guy like Prince, who dies from legal drugs that are handed out to the patients like cotton candy every day. Because that is the medical way! Now you have some options to think about. After over 48 years of dirt bikes, I've been riding since about age 10, my own spinal x-rays reveal a spine that looks 22. I was lucky enough to learn about chiropractic care at age 18 when a DC got me off cortisone shots for neck pain shooting to my fingertips! Regular adjustments about one time per month kept my back aligned and moving better and allow more equal pressure on my own discs. Thus, my parts are lasting longer and holding up better in spite of the rigors of off road dirt biking and motocross.

Dr. Gary DeForest is a San Diego based DC and has been in practice for over 30 years at his office in Old Town. He is always happy to speak with you about any health concerns. He can be reached at 619-2912462 or deforest192@ E - MARCH 2018 - S&S OFF ROAD MAGAZINE


down into the 20s, which can be pretty uncomfortable if you’re not prepared for it.

Staying comfortable in the tent

How to Beat the Cold While Camping


t was late January or early February. I was leading a small group on a threeday expedition on the Mojave Trail. We planned to explore parts of the trail and nearby sites. Late the first night we turned off and drove about seven miles into Carruthers Canyon, located in the New York Mountains. It was gorgeous. Dark blue sky, beautiful sunset in the making, and light dusting of snow greeted us as we reached the campsite. We were up about 5,600 feet, where the air is crisp with a hint of pine from the surrounding trees and the Mojave Scrub intermixes with the Pinion Pine Juniper. At that elevation and time of year, it can easily drop to the 30s, maybe even the 20s. I hadn’t thought much about the temperature, as I’ve camped in the cold many times. (Heck, to me ‘cold’ is when the temp drops well below zero, but that’s me.) The next day, two of our guys packed up their tent and split. Turns out


The right gear and clothing can help ensure you snuggle in and get a good night’s rest. Tent heater: That blast of warm air heats up a tent in a hurry but those heaters come with risk. The biggest concern is CO (carbon monoxide) poisoning. Some units are susceptible to tipping over, though all incorporate one or more safety features.

they hadn’t prepared for such a climate. I imagine when they heard that we’d spend time in the desert, they figured on reasonable temperatures (maybe even beach weather!). Because I’ve camped in the cold many times it did not occur to me that time to say anything in advance. Now I do! Strange as it may sound – especially if you’ve never camped in winter — it is a really nice time to be outdoors. Pack properly, and you will enjoy yourself. Of course, that’s subjective. Seasoned campers naturally can withstand inclement weather better than those with less experience. I fully understand if you’re more sensitive to the cold. Pack Just a light snow overnight properly and those chilly nights won’t seem so bad after all. Because the heater works so well, Incidentally, winter is the best you need only about 10 – 15 minutes of time to visit the desert. Daytime temps burn when you turn in and before you get are nice, but the area cools off quickly up. I like to let it blast into my sleeping after sundown. It could potentially get


bag just before I crawl in. Then I snuggle into a warm and cozy environment. Run it again a short while early the next morning to warm up the tent. Several brands and models of tent heaters are available. I like the Little Buddy heater. It operates with the onepount propane cylinder, and features a wide (8”) base and automatic tip-over shut off. The website claims it puts out 3,800 Btu per hour and heats up to 95 square feet – just right for the average tent. Sleeping bag: A given, of course. Don’t scrimp here; a comfortable night is too important. The style and rating of the bag make a difference. Get one that’s rated to at least zero degrees. Understand that those ratings are somewhat arbitrary. A sleeping bag with a rating well below the kind of temperatures you’re likely to encounter should ensure a cozy night. A “mummy” style bag is even better. It covers you like a cocoon. Some people get a little claustrophobic in a mummy bag. Try one at the store before purchasing. Which type of fill is better? Pound for pound, down is more effective than polyester. But you’ll pay a lot more. Down also loses much of its insulating value when it gets damp. Buy a thick poly-filled sleeping bag and bring extra wool blankets or a second sleeping bag. It’s better to be overpacked than under packed. Packing blankets: Regardless of


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how thick your sleeping bag is, the underside gets crushed from your weight on it as you sleep. You need thick material between you and the ground. A packing blanket works great as a first layer in cold weather. Spread one out on the tent floor; you’ll be amazed at what a difference it makes. The blanket smooths out the bumpy ground, too and is a shade more comfortable to put your feet on. Harbor Freight carries "good enough” packing blankets for just over $5. Sleeping system: When you put all the elements together you end up with what I call a sleeping system. It starts with a tent that blocks the wind. The foundation is some thick material (the packing blanket). Then a pad such as a Therm-a-Rest mattress or foam pad. Then comes your sleeping bag. And be prepared to top it off with one or two wool blankets. A good sleeping system used in conjunction with a short burst from the heater should keep you comfortable throughout the night. Dry clothes for sleeping. Never sleep in your outdoors clothing. Items could be sweaty, and the buttons, seams, and just the stiffer fabric can be uncomfortable. Any amount of moisture will wick away your body heat. You’ll never dry out, and you’ll never be really warm. Thick, warm sweat pants and a sweat shirt are great for sleeping, as are long-sleeve t-shirts and long johns. Protect your sleeping wear from the elements so the items are always dry.

Pack the clothing in a plastic bag or other waterproof container. You may also consider electric socks. They can be a bit pricey, but if they keep your feet warm at night – and therefore you stay comfortable – they could be worth it. And remember a knit cap or hoodie. Your head naturally radiates a lot of heat. Keep it covered overnight. Store hot water in a Nalgene bottle. Tuck one at your feet and hold another snug to your chest. I’ve heard that water stays warm for at least a half hour. You can buy Nalgene bottles from many outlets. Ah, a warm, crackling campfire. Whether to enjoy in quiet or as the focus of a rowdy night on the range, a campfire really is the centerpiece of any outing. Despite how hot your fire is, the heat can be very localized: Your front side may be toasty warm, but your hinder may be sporting goose bumps. What to do? Try

these next time you’re camping. Block the wind: Set up a large piece of tarp or cardboard behind you. You could also place that cardboard or foam on the inside back of your chair. Your head may still get chilly, but your backside will be warmer. Hot coals under your chair: Sounds strange, but it’s remarkably effective. Scoop about a half shovelful of hot coals and set it under each chair. Make sure you use the coals and not sticks or logs on fire. The coals will radiate heat for about 15 -20 minutes each time. You’ll be amazed at what a difference this makes. Sunflower heaters: Nifty heaters designed for outdoor use. The unit clips to a larger (5 to 20 lb.) tank and really throws the heat. Some are rated at more than 10,000 Btu – enough to keep a couple people warm if close by. Warm clothing: As is the case with sleeping, it helps to bundle up while outside. A thick knit cap, gloves, sweat

shirt and other clothing will allow you to enjoy the campfire and camaraderie. The key with cold-weather camping – as with any excursion – is preparation. If you’re traveling in the desert in winter, or the mountains any time, assume you’ll face chilly weather. How you define chilly, only you can decide. Err on the side of caution and pack extra clothing and blankets. Nothing ruins a night like being cold. Bundle up so you can enjoy the great outdoors in lower temps.

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 - MARCH 2018 - S&S OFF ROAD MAGAZINE


Trump Once Again Proposes Slashing Billions From EPA’s Budget By Chris White Posted February 12, 2018 resident Donald Trump’s new budget for 2019 proposes even steeper cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency than the White House sought during 2017’s proposal. Trump requested a working budget of $5.4 billion for the EPA, which constitutes a nearly $2.8 billion decrease from the 2017

enacted level, according to the White House’s budget proposal. He asked Congress to cut the agency’s budget $2 billion in 2017. The higher cuts were not surprising. Trump’s Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney recently suggested the president would enact even steeper reductions than he did for the 2018 budget. “You still are going to see some reductions in our proposals to the EPA,” Mulvaney said in an interview Sunday with “Fox News Sunday.” “There’s still going to be the president’s priorities as we seek to spend the money consistently with our priorities, not with the priorities that were reflected most by the Democrats in Congress.” The budget, which was published Monday morning, also puts “duplicative” programs on the chopping blocks – the Climate Change Research and Partnership Programs; the Indoor Air and Radon Programs; the Marine Pollution and National Estuary Programs, among others are targeted in the request. Trump and Mulvaney believe nixing these programs will save taxpayers approximately $600 million compared to 2017 enacted levels. The budget cuts represent a substantial departure from former President Barack Obama’s final year. EPA had more than 15,300 employees and a budget of more than

$8.1 billion in 2016. About half of EPA staff work at regional offices across the country, even though more than 90 percent of EPA programs are administered by state agencies.

California Will Block Oil And Coal Shipments, Risks Constitutional Battle By Chris White


Posted February 7, 2018 alifornia officials plan on preventing the federal government from transporting oil and gas using



U.S. President Donald Trump listens to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt after announcing his decision that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 1, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo


existing pipelines in the state, according to a report Wednesday from The San Francisco Chronicle. Officials on the California Coastal Commission are urging the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to

rescind plans allowing companies to drill for oil off the coast. They are still hoping for an exemption from the oil drilling plan, that Florida has received. “Given how unpopular oil development in coastal waters is in California, it is certain that the state would not approve new pipelines or allow use of existing pipelines to transport oil from new leases onshore,” coastal commissioners Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, State Controller Betty Yee, and state Department of Finance Director Michael Cohen wrote in a letter Wednesday to the BOEM. The agency will also be holding a meeting in Sacramento Thursday to take public comment on President Donald Trump’s administration’s offshore drilling plans. The public question session will not be enough for a state with a population of nearly 40 million people, officials say. Trump issued executive orders in 2017, nixing former President Barack Obama-era regulations on offshore drilling that are worth $288 million over a decade. Obama put the rules in place after six years of study into the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. A natural gas leak caused the explosion and released millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The California Coastal Sanctuary Act bans new oil and gas leasing in state waters and the state has not issued a lease for offshore drilling and gas development since 1968. Newsom, a Democrat, blasted Trump’s support of the fossil fuel industry, as well as his decision to open California up to oil production. “President Trump’s offshore oil drilling plan is a step backward in time, toward an energy policy that blindly handcuffs the nation to an unsustainable future,” Newsom said in a statement after the commission sent the letter. California’s decision could set it

on a collision course with the Trump administration. The state has control over the first three miles west from the coast, and the federally owned Outer Continental Shelf includes waters up to three miles out from that line. California officials can therefore control pipelines, transportation of materials, terminals, and refineries built in coastal areas. The federal government could pull out the U.S. Constitution’s supremacy clause to create a regulatory framework that would override California law. E

The Endangered Off Roader The newsletter of the

By Ed Stovin, President


ast month I mentioned that the Forest Service is accepting comments on how it administers the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). I hear the BLM is doing something similar with the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP). Normally, I would be worried when actions like these begin, but now it is ok. These actions are designed to reduce and streamline regulations and guess who is behind them? President Trump. A while back, I fought the DRECP for allowing geothermal energy to be developed in Ocotillo Wells. Back then, I lost my bid, but now I intend to try again to have geothermal banned from our off-road park. If you have driven out Highway 8 recently, you might have noticed a new set of windmills north of the highway. They are in McCain Valley, with some in Lark Canyon OHV area. 10 plus years ago, when the project was approved, an off-road group negotiated a deal where some of the money generated will go back to the area. I have been asked to help spend the money and I am hoping to be able to use it to designate some new routes in the area. If you can think of other worthwhile projects out there, please let me know. TDS Safari weekend is upon us. This large event has been known as a management challenge. The real problem is not people directly associated with the event, but other people who come out the same weekend and go kind of crazy. I understand the park makes the club jump through a lot of hoops for this event. If you go to Ocotillo Wells the first weekend in March, please stay on your best behavior and if you see people doing bad stuff, let them know that kind of behavior can have negative effects on all of us. SDORC is having a highway cleanup March 10th. Meet us at the Buckman Springs exit at 8:00 am. Thank you Desert Doug for coordinating. We have taken a hard look at fundraising events and it looks like we are postponing the expo. It would be too hard to do both our Lost Lizard Fun Run and an expo a couple months apart. We just don't have the volunteers to pull off both. So look for another fun run next fall and maybe an expo the following year. The off-road leaders in the state are planning an Off-Road Lobby Day April 16th. We will be telling the positive story of OHV and supporting at least one bill. We are working on the bill and will probably announce the details by next month. There may well be one or more

bills we oppose also, so it will be good for us to participate. I've just seen the text of a bill that would require all State Commissions to have at least 50% female members. While we are all for female commissioners, we believe that when being chosen for a seat on a commission, qualifications are more important than gender. If you would like to travel to the capitol to help, let me know or come to our next meeting March 6th at Ranch House Restaurant off Highway 67. Oceano Dunes (Pismo Beach) is working on two actions that will affect OHV in the dunes and on the beach. First,

Join San Diego Off Road Coalition to help protect off road areas. they are forming a new general plan which could result in new programs or facilities, including campgrounds, a south park entrance, and changes to off-highway vehicle recreational activities. Second, they are working on a dust mitigation plan for the area and that could be harmful to

recreation. I understand that Friends of Oceano Dunes are part of a number of legal actions right now. I wish them luck in preserving the last seven miles of California coastline we can drive on. E - MARCH 2018 - S&S OFF ROAD MAGAZINE


American warriors Alex Zerbst, Gary Cox Jr, and Mike Shatynski from the veteran non-profits Warfighter Made and Vet Motorsports manned MAG 7 pit 6 at race mile 360 for the 50th Baja 1000. We opened for business on race day morning and stayed open until noon the next day. A high point for us was supporting our brother veteran Chris Colmenero as he attempted to ironman the epic race on bike 781x.

This is a picture of my team when we ran the 2013 BITD Vegas to Reno with myself and David Scott. We won with the help of these friends, who volunteered to drop everything in their lives to go chase our dream of winning the longest off road race in the US! The key to winning any off road race for us was always to have a guy named Steve, and at least one Andy!! My dad Scott Prather has always been there to support me. Shown in the photo: Steve Fenton, Steve and Kyle Penner, Andy Feller,Andy B-Town, Allen Knowles, Roxann, David Scott, and me, Danny Prather.

Chris Aguilar (left) at the last SCORE Laughlin race with his buddy Cody Agnell

Rage @ The River 2017. Finished with a flat. Driver Richard Glaszczak. Pit support: Mike Smith, Kelton Glaszczak - Ahren Fox, B&R Buggie, Oceanside CA


Trackside at the 2003 Baja 500 courtesy of Jim Ober and Trackside Photo


parker 425: Behind the scenes with one of off-road racing's top teams February 3, 2018 By Brandon Homme.


The pit team was invited to the family's house in the area of Parker, AZ called "The Keys" for dinner. The house sits on the water with spectacular views in every direction. I really enjoyed relaxing, socializing and getting to know everyone. After a few hours, as things were winding down, we decided to go try our luck at the casino. It was a very festive vibe with many of our fellow teams enjoying a little fun before the big day. Saturday the racing is divided into a morning and an afternoon race to split the limited and unlimited classes for everyone's safety. Both trucks we were supporting were in the afternoon race. Chris, Dave and I met the rest of the group at the main pit about 8 a.m. Dave and I assisted in making a screen to protect the cooler behind the front grill on the #6139 truck. Everyone

recently had the opportunity to work with Househoulder Motorsports at this year’s Best in the Desert season opener in Parker Arizona. I was asked by my friend Chris Orth a month or so back if I was interested in working with Terry and Adam Householder at Parker. I accepted and the day had come.

We left my home town of Bakersfield, CA at approximately 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon and headed out for the big adventure. We stopped briefly in Barstow CA to pick up the third member of our team, Dave Locke. The three of us had worked together once before at last year's Baja 500 with a 1/2-1600 team from Bakersfield. The long hours and lots of driving can be really fun with people you enjoy being around and this was definitely the case here. We arrived in Parker, Arizona around 10:30 p.m. where we met a few other members of Team Householder who had our room keys and a couple of cold drinks. We had an early day so off to bed we went. Friday is tech and contingency and a busy, but fun day. Adam was driving the #24 Trophy Truck and Terry was driving the #6139 spec trophy truck. The day started early going out to main pit to meet the rest of the team. Everyone was really nice and I was looking forward to the opportunity to be a part of this experience. Chris, Dave and I received team shirts and hats and discussed the plan for the day. The trucks were loaded up and taken across the street to the Blue Water Resort and Casino for technical inspection. I love tech! It’s where racers, fans, and the companies who support and make the products used by the off road industry all come together. It was busy and took quite a while to go through the paces. It is really cool to see all the different classes of cars and the many friends I have made over the years racing or being pit support. Both trucks were all good and cleared to race, so we were ready for race day.

The Mills Motorsports trophy truck came in with extensive front end damage and many teams, myself included, all pitched in to replace a lower A-arm on the driver's side and a bent tie rod on the passenger

side. The repairs took many hours so the team did not finish but they did get back in and charge hard to the main pit and will fight another day. Chris and I helped change a broken drive belt on the Bret Sourapas trophy truck. Dave and I handed drivers and co-drivers water and towels during many routine stops all around us. Once our #6137 had come by for the final lap, we loaded up and got ready. We checked Race Traxx and waited until he was through pit #3 and headed to the finish to watch him come across. Adam had finished earlier and had a solid fourth place finish. Terry came across the line

pitched in to get the main pit all set up. We would be in chase truck #2 at pit #2 at race mile 53. We had about an hour drive to get to our pit, so we

decided to leave early to get everything ready. We joined forces with the Lawrence guys and the Herbst motorsports guys. This proved to be a great decision because it was hot and the Lawrence guys had a huge EZ-Up tent, haha! The Householder Trucks both had a pretty good, trouble free day and they did not have to stop at our pit at all. I kept quite busy helping teams all around us. I helped a 6200 buggy on the first lap with a driver change, then assisted them switching back on lap 2, as well as a repair to a torn CV boot.

with a fifth place in class and a great start for both trucks in the championship points. After post-tech inspection, the trucks were loaded up and returned to the main pit. Terry and his girlfriend, Kim, really treated us like family and I was thankful to share in their successful weekend. Congratulations to Andy McMillin for the overall win and many thanks to Householder Motorsports for an amazing experience!

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Left to right, Mike Stenberg, Stephen Stenberg, Jim Halbert, Brian Bruxton at Baja Pits # 4.

John Lay's pit crew at King of the Hammers Every Man Challenge. He did amazing, placed fifth overall and third in his class. Very proud of him. Theresa Collett, San Marcos CA

The GenRight pit at the 2018 King of the Hammers race in Johnson Valley CA

This is Taylor and June Bug at the 2017 Lake Elsinore Grand Prix. The hill in background is part of the race course. - Matt Carrick, Bonita CA

Mike Stenberg and Brian Bruxton replacing a spare wheel at Pit # 4 at the 2016 Vegas to Reno race.


This is Will Munns of Munns Racing. Will and his brother Jake Munns are the crew and team that works together as the driver, crew chief, mechanical engineering and spotter. Other pit members are Randy and Brenda Munns (dad and mom) and other family members. Photo taken by Brenda Munns, submitted by Judy Newman, Duncan OK


Waiting to pit at the 2003 Baja 500. Photo courtesy Jim Ober, Trackside Photo


#311 Norm Himaka and #235 Mike Korgan


VINTAGE MOTOCROSS Round 1, February 3, 2018 Perris Raceway, Perris CA By Steve Caro - Photos by Kathryn Caro


Steve Caro, the writer as a rider

he CALVMX/100% vintage motocross season got underway at Perris Raceway under ideal weather conditions. A healthy number of pre- and post-vintage machines filled the pit area as they readied themselves to tackle a specially modified Perris main track. Former 125 FIM World Motocross champion and two-time AMA champion, South African native Grant Langston was the guest of honor and gave vintage racing a try. Riding a pristine Maico, some eight years older than himself, the former champ put in a creditable ride in the first moto but elected to not start the second moto.

Norm Himaka and his Maico got their 2018 season off to a good start, sweeping both motos in the Vintage 60+ Intermediate class. In the first moto, Himaka led shortly after the start pursued by Bill Davidson (CZ), Randi Perkins (Bultaco) and Fred Cox (CZ). Himaka and Davidson sparred for the lead on the lengthy Perris course, with Cox holding on to third. Nearing the finish of the moto, Himaka took the lead and held on to take the win, followed by Davidson and Cox. Moto two saw Himaka, Davidson, and Perkins, leading the mixed pack of racers onto the main part of the Perris course. Entering lap two, Himaka began to pull away from the pack, followed by Davidson and Perkins. Himaka held off Davidson on his way to taking the moto and class overall win, with Davidson’s 2-2 scores netting him second overall, followed by Perkins in third. Randi Perkins Dave Coupe added to his win tally with an made a rare overall victory in the Vintage appearance at a Sportsman 500 Intermediate CALVMX event and division followed by Anthony put on a literally Manning, also on a CZ. high-flying display Flat track official Rudy of moto supremacy. Gil traded his flags and clip Entering both GP1board for riding gear and put 500 Expert and 50+ his Triumph and Yamaha's thru GP Expert, Coupe their paces. Gil’s efforts netted dominated all four him the overall win in Classic motos in convincing 500 Intermediate and third Grant Langston style. Mounted on overall in Vintage Sportsman the legendary 490 500 Intermediate. Maico, Coupe sailed high and far over the Returning to the top of the podium was numerous jumps on the Perris course to take Greg “Zeke” Landers on his potent CZ. The two unchallenged overall victories. master of the venerable Czech machines, CZ stalwart Dana Yenawine got his Landers blitzed his way to the overall wins 2018 season off to a good start by topping the in both Vintage Sportsman 500 Expert and Vintage Sportsman 250 Intermediate class Vintage Open Age. E with 2-1 moto scores to clinch the overall win, followed by Norm Himaka (Maico) and Craig Walker (CZ). Fellow CZ pilot Mike Korgan

The amateur racing action filled the rest of the day's schedule ranging from mini ATVs & UTVs to a good turn out of 450 ATVs and 800, 900 & 1000 class UTVs. Highlighting all the action though was race three of the schedule with ATV Pro-Ams and Pros racing the new 20 minute +1 lap format. Twenty solid minutes of racing with the white Craig Bennett

The Dirt Series Quad X Racing Round 1, February 10, 2018 Glen Helen Raceway, Devore CA


uad X Round 1 ran on Saturday February 10th at Glen Helen Raceway on the Main track and featured both returning Champions, Auston Baxter on his #1 plated Honda ATV and Nic Granlund in his #68 plated Yamaha UTV. Both champions dominated in their Pro classes for the day as they look to roll on and defend their #1 plates for 2018.

Nic Granlund with the spoils of victory

Auston Baxter, Pro ATV Racer

Quad X Racing circuit and look forward to seeing everyone out at the next round. For more information go to www.

Nic Granlund, Pro UTV racer E

flag lap on the leader on the 20th minute to represent the last lap. With a full day of racing and a great turn out of sponsors and fans, Round 2 is already shaping up to be epic! We would like to thank everyone who came out to support the - MARCH 2018 - S&S OFF ROAD MAGAZINE


IMS Products took home the honors on his Honda TRX450R.

Quad 400 Champ Carlos Lopez won Class +40

ZR Promo Triple Crown


he first round of the Copa Jeep Autoproductos Triple Crown met in the west side of Laguna Salada desert area. The race ran a 90 minute format for motorcycles and quads. The winner of the motorcycle heat was Grant Statley on board his Yamaha YZF450. Statley sponsored by DP Racing, Motoworld, Precision Concepts and Thor MX completed 5 laps in the set time. In the second heat Diego Arturo Beltran from Mexicali B.C. sponsored by SPY, Acerbis, Outlaw Racing and

M/C ABIERTA PRO: 1. Grant Statley (19), El Cajon Ca. 2. Max Drew (23), La Mesa Ca 3. Arturo Salas Jr. (15), Chula Vista Ca. 4. Adán Sánchez (18), Ensenada B.C. 5. Raúl Ortega Jr. (18), Ensenada B.C M/C ABIERTA EXPERT: 1. José Manuel Galván Gómez (24), Ensenada B.C. 2. Carlos Castillo Cárdenas (28), Mexicali B.C. 3. José Manuel Ochoa (48), Mexicali B.C. 4. Fermín Vargas Gómez (23), Ensenada B.C. 5. Rubén López (30), Mexicali B.C. M/C ABIERTA +30: 1. David H. Estrada Chávez (43), Ensenada B.C. 2. Julio Ramos (47), Mexicali B.C. 3. Adrián Valdez (45), Tijuana B.C. 4. Leonardo Crowder Lizárraga, Mexicali B.C. 5. René Angulo (35), Mexicali B.C. M/C ABIERTA +40: 1.Armando Martell (47), Calexico Ca. 2. Paul López (48), Chula Vista Ca 3. Andy Padulo, Calexico Ca. 4. Fernando Beltran (41), Ensenada Mexico 5. Francisco Landeros (47), Ensenada B.C. M/C ABIERTA +50: 1. Miguel Coria Barajas (54), Mexicali B.C. 2. Efraín Nuño (57), Mexicali B.C. M/C ABIERTA NOVICE: 1. Adrián Ortiz (17), Dulzura Ca. 2. Jovany Arenas (26), Tijuana B.C. 3. Víctor Cárdenas (25), Mexicali B.C. 4. Allan Arizmendiz (29), Mexicali B.C. 5. Michael A. Rodríguez (21), Tijuana B.C. QUAD PRO: 1. Diego Arturo Beltrán (30), Mexicali B.C. 2. Iván Soberanes López (19), Mexicali B.C. 3. Julián Zepeda (24), Rosarito B.C. QUAD EXPERT: 1. Joel Rubalcava Gómez (22), San Luis R.C. Sonora 2. Jesús Osuna (16), Mexicali B.C. 3. Erick Huerta (22), Mexicali B.C. QUAD +30: 1. Jesús Torres (39), Mexicali B.C. 2. Víctor Gasca (40), Mexicali B.C. 3. Jorge

Arturo Salas Jr., finished third in Class on his Husky

Daniel Ortega at his first ever ZR Series race

Carlos Castillo finished second Open Expert Motorcycle

Jose Manuel Galvan, first Open Expert Jorge Navarro from Palm Desert finished third in Class +30 Navarro (35), Palm Desert Ca 4. David Villa (49), Mexicali B.C. 5. Pedro Yañez Vargas (30), Tecate B.C. QUAD +40: 1. Carlos S. López Martínez (46), San Felipe B.C. 2. Daniel Gaytán, Heber Ca. 3.Raudel Coronel (44), Mexicali B.C. QUAD NOVICE: 1. Jorge Luis Ramírez Jr. (31), Mexicali B.C. 2. Ramiro López (35), Mexicali B.C. 3. Rafael Aros (29), Calexico Ca. 4. Alberto Silva Estrada (29), Mexicali B.C. 5. Guillermo Valenzuela (24), Mexicali B.C. Jose Manuel Ochoa, third place Expert, not too bad for 48 years old

Vic Gasca finished third in Class 30


Ezra Garcia on the gas


Grant Statley, first overall bike


3. Steve Kerchner Master Exp 1. Dave Gazzaneo Womens Nov 1.

Cassidy Estrada 2. Karen Gariepy ATV Women Nov 1. Sandy Flores 2. Mariah Brown 3. Tovia Lowry 4. Tina Kennerly 5. Rachael Weaver Dave Gazzaneo, first Master Expert

Chris Avalos, first ATV Expert Tyler Sarver, fourth overall and second 250 Expert

D38 OTB Sandblast Superstition OHV Area January 7, 2018 Photos by Judd Neves TOP TEN OVERALL 1. Justin Carnes 2. Mason Matthies 3. Cody Webber 4. Tyler Sarver 5. Chris Avalos 6. Eric Biddlecome 7. Max Drew 8. Gabriel Rascon 9. Evan Estrada 10. Robbie Pippin Open Exp 1. Justin Carnes 2. Cody Webber 3. Max Drew Open Am 1. Austyn Smith Open Nov 1. Conor Haley 2. Keegan Donahue Open Beg 1. Bailey Knull 250 Exp 1. Mason Matthies 2. Tyler Sarver 250 Nov 1. Connor Bardsley 2. Eric Moreno 3. Cooper Schira 4. Kyle Northcutt 5. Tristan Brigman Vet Exp 1. Eric Biddlecome

Senior Nov 1. Paul Shira 2. Rick Mauro Senior Exp 1. Shad Bodenstadt 2. Craig Estrada Senior Am 1. Chris Segal 2. Jason Gaut Senior Nov 1. Darin Smith 2. Kenny Schwenck 3. Jorge Gonzalez ATV Senior Exp 1. Eric Hartell 2. Clint Guidry ATV Vet Exp 1. Rob Niemela ATV Vet Nov 1. Mike Weaver 2. Carlos Moreno

2. Henry Daly 3. Kyle Hearold Vet Am 1. Richard Harrison Jr. 2. Albert Valenzuela 3. Ben Sikora Vet Nov 1. Chris Brooks 2. Jeremy Melton 3. Bryan Kennerly 4. Daniel Rossi ATV Exp 1. Chris Avalos 2. Gabriel Rascon ATV Nov 1. Albert Ortiz, second 200 Delfino Haro Novice 200 Exp 1. Evan Estrada 200 Am 1. Alvarado-Alexander Jost 200 Nov 1. Braydin Collie 2. Albert Ortiz 3. Austin Marini Super Senior Exp 1. Robbie Pippin Super Senior Am 1. Bill Hinkle Super Rick Mauro, second Super Senior

Eric Moreno, second 250 Novice

Shad Bodenstadt, first Senior Expert


Mason Matthies, second overall

Cooper Shira, third 250 Novice

Darin Smith, first Senior Novice

Clint “Caveman” Guidry, second ATV Senior Expert


Cody Webber, second Open Expert

Albert Valenzuela, second Vet Amateur - MARCH 2018 - S&S OFF ROAD MAGAZINE


Jason Scherer passes Randy Slawson to take the lead

Jason Scherer takes King Of The Hammers Crown


Story and photos by Michael Maher

TV. It even has a regular layout of streets saluting the events many sponsors, t all started in a bar, when off-road like Nitto Tire Trail, Holley enthusiasts Dave Cole and Jeff Knoll EFI Ave, Optima Drive and sketched out on a napkin an idea for an Amsoil Ave., complete with event that would combine open desert racing and rock climbing. Their first event in 2007 was addresses (“Yeah, were at 212 Spidertrax Street”). illegal, as they invited a few off-roading friends The town is so big it’s been out to the Means Dry Lake in the Johnson said it can be seen from Valley Off Highway Vehicle Recreation Area space and at its peak the just outside of Lucerne Valley for the first, population is said to near unofficial event, which combined high speed 40,000. The town even has its own suburbs as fans runs across the dry lake with grueling rock bring their own motorhomes climbing in some of the rocky mountain areas and camping gear, along surrounding the lake bed. The rock climbing sections were given names like Jack Hammer, with their motorcycle, ATVs, UTVs and other toys and set Claw Hammer and Sledge Hammer and the up their own mini-city just King Of The Hammers was born. outside Hammertown’s walls. In 2008 a second, still unofficial and This year’s “Hammer Erik Miller ended up second spectatorless King Of The Hammers was Week” ran from Saturday 16.48 seconds, nosing out Bobby Tanner, who run, this time with 50 teams participating. February 3 to Friday February 9, with events put in a time of 16.73 seconds, with Jason The success of the event, and the fun those being run every day. Saturday and Sunday Gray rounding out the top three with a 17.39 involved had, convinced Cole and Knoll it was were dedicated to the running of the Schampa second run. time to take the event public. In 2009 the first King Of The Motos for motorcycles. Saturday Tuesday was taken up mostly with tech official King Of The Hammers event was run. featured a night race while Sunday featured inspections and qualifying but Wednesday The event caught on in a big way and has two day races. Who would be crowned king featured the first really big race of the week exploded into the biggest off road event in was never in doubt as Cody Webb swept all The Can Am UTV Race Presented By HCR. North America, with hundreds of racers and three races to easily win the title. With UTVs not being particularly suited for thousands of fans making their way to the Monday saw the Holly EFI Shootout these kind of conditions, the race was an desert for what has grown into a week-long presented by KMC, King and ASC, a hill climb entertaining one with lots of flips, slips, stuck celebration of all things off-road with millions competition featuring a course none of the and broken vehicles and frustrated drivers as more watching from home as the events competitors had seen before the event. Ryan back ups on the rocky parts of the course were are now live streamed on the website of the Webb managed to complete the course in common place as just as one car blocking the sanctioning body Ultra 4 Racing. track would be turned Since the race’s early days, a back on its wheels, number of new gnarly rock climbing or turned around to sections have been added to the head back in the right course with name like Back Door, direction, another Chocolate Thunder, Boulderdash, would break down or After Shock, Upper Big Johnson, flip over on its side or Hell’s Gate and Outer Limits, back, or break down, each offering their own unique creating another traffic challenges, with thousands of jam for the drivers and spectators lining the canyon walls at the course workers each. Almost forgotten by the fans to contend with. The are the open desert section where crowd loved it. some drivers reach over 100 miles After nearly six per hour. hours of punishment Home base for the event is Mitch Guthrie Jr. was Hammertown, a huge temporary declared the winner, city that pops up near the dry lake having completed the featuring race transporters and course in five hours, team equipment, motor homes, 54 minutes and 45 restaurants, vender stands, media seconds. Branden The rocks are the big challenge facilities and a giant Jumbotron



Sims, whom was first to cross the finish line but had a 20 minute penalty against him for an infraction on the course, finished second, clocking in at six hours, 36 minutes and 58 seconds. Guthrie Jr’s father, Mitch Guthrie Sr., rounded out the top three with a time of six hours, 53 minutes and 7 seconds. On Thursday Dan Fresh won the Smittybilt Every Man Challenge race for the lower budget, less exotic off road vehicles, leading only 12 finishers for the 135 starters for the 136 mile event. This brought us to the Main Event Friday’s Nitto King Of The Hammers powered by Optima Batteries (yes, they do make us use the event’s entire names), featuring the most sophisticated and outrageous vehicles in off-road racing. Paul Horschel was the fastest qualifier for the event, followed by Jason Scherer, and they were first off the line for the 8:00 a.m. start. A new pair was flagged off every 30 seconds with over 100 vehicles leaving the line to try to finish the three punishing laps covering a distance of just over 200 miles. Scherer took the early lead but seventh place starter Randy Slawson soon moved into contention to challenge Scherer. Slawson remained right on Scherer’s tail and then he made the pass and took over the lead and the race was on. The key moment of the race came in the rocky canyon section known as Back Door when the two leaders came down side by side to the cheers of the crowd and as they exited the canyon Scherer made a lunge at Slawson and retook the lead, with the two almost making contact. The lead battle could have been made even more interesting as earlier two cars had problems right at a plunge off the rocks into a pit known as the Waterfall. The two completely blocked the course, leading to a stack up behind them of cars that had to wait until at least one of them got out of the way. Finally, one of the stricken cars was able to get going again and the traffic started moving, passing the second car that remained stuck for nearly 40 minutes. Fortunately, this all happened on the first lap and by the time the leaders came around on their second lap the course was clear and the thousands of fans lining the walls of the canyon were able to enjoy the Scherer/ Slawson battle as it came through the canyon. Once back in front Scherer was able to open up the gap over Slawson but Slawson was close enough to potentially still take the win on time. With much of the crowd gathering near the finish line in Hammertown, the leaders began to come through the “Talledega turn” and over some small jumps where the checkered flag waited. The first to appear was Scherer and he crossed the finish line with a time of seven hours, eight minutes and 25 seconds. He and his co-driver Jason Bergman then had to wait as a countdown clock appeared on the Jumbotron TV in downtown Hammertown to see if Slawson could cross the finish line before his lead on time expired. He couldn’t, and Scherer and his team exploded into cheers as his car was driven up onto the victory podium with Scherer’s son Jackson riding in his lap for the ride. As Scherer was being interviewed a shot appeared on the Jumbotron behind him of Slawson dead in the water. His transmission had given out two miles from the finish line.

KOH Sig alert at the Back Door

With Slawson out of it, Erik Miller ended up snatching second place, crossing the line after seven hours, 20 minutes and 12 seconds. Closely behind Miller was third place finisher Wayland Campbell, who thought he had won last year’s event only to have his father, who crossed the finish line with one front tire missing and the other flat with a time 18 seconds quicker, steal it away, with a time of seven hours, 21 minutes and 55 seconds. It would be over half an hour before the fourth place finisher, Josh Blyler, would make it to the finish with Raul Gomez rounding out the top five 17 minutes behind Blyler. “That was the best race I’ve ever had out here for sure.” Scherer said on the victory stand. “It was full racing all the way but you can’t do this without your family and your team and all these guys came together and helped build this car and get it out here and it was an awesome race. But those guys are the ones to really thank because they put all the effort into this.” For more information and results from King Of The Hammers see

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Bradley East races to the finish for his first victory of the 2018 race season.

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Jett Lessing leads the 65cc race to defend his 2017 #1 plate.

he dry and rough desert terrain of Spangler Hills OHV had no mercy on the racers as they put their endurance to the test at Round 1 of the 2018 AMA Kenda SRT National Hare and Hound Championship Series presented by FMF, race hosted by Desert MC.

Jeremy Gray finishes the race with an untouchable lead.

Pro ATV - Another YOUTH awesome lead was seen in Pee Wee - The the ATV class from Jeremy race weekend kicked off Gray. A racer that is definitely Saturday at noon with the used to the terrain, Gray Pee Wee race. A bomb had an untouchable lead on run full of 50cc's ready Jose Torres after their battle for the challenge, took off off of the bomb run. Torres, when the banner dropped. finishing in second place, Grady Ballow held a lead wanted to keep a safe pace on Waylon Honnold who and take clean lines after finished second place his battle with Jeremy Gray and Damian Padron who was over. Finishing in third finished third for the Pee place for the ATV class was Wee class. Christopher Peatross. 65cc - Next up Pro 250 - The Pro 250 to see the banner drop class saw a first place finish was the 65cc race. Jett from Team SRT-Husqvarna Lessing led the group of Morgan Crawford, with BETA Taylor Robert steals the lead during Loop 2. USA Factory rider Chance racers straight off of the bomb run, caught the Fullerton in second and 3 Bros hare, and held his first place position all the way to the Racing backed Nick Stover in third. After leading the checkereded flag. Cole Timboe, racing behind Lessing, class on Loop 1, Chance Fullerton surrendered his lead was running second place all up until the last lap when after going down. Fullerton wasn't going to let Morgan Brennen Watson stole the second place position, Crawford take the lead that easy though. After having putting Timboe in third for the 65cc class. The 65cc a nice little battle with each other, Fullerton made one podium saw an overall win from Jett Lessing, Brennen wrong turn and Crawford stole the lead for good, taking Watson in second and Cole Timboe in third. home the first place finish and topping the podium. Not Big Wheel - The final youth race for Round 1 being able to find his focus, Nick Stover raced his own was the Big Wheel race. Coming in first overall after race coming in third for the Pro 250 class. catching the hare, Bradley East led the entire race. Pro - Having several different leaders Having a tough time on the rough course, East was throughout the course of the race, the Pro class made determined to pull away with a win. Ashton Stevens, for one anxious crowd, waiting to see who would cross finishing second overall, was not too far behind East's the checkered flag first. Passing through the first road lead. Behind Stevens, finishing in third place, Connor crossing and leading almost the entire race, Purvines Eddy strived for a spot on the podium, battling with the Racing backed Nick Burson gained an untouchable dust and the terrain. Eddy was able to overcome the lead after the rest of his competition was stuck behind challenges on course and come out with a spot on the a train crossing. Chidester Transport Racing backed podium. Jacob Argubright was soon back to the race, chasing Girls - The Girls class saw a first place finish Burson's lead. BETA USA Factory rider Joe Wasson from Ty Woolslayer with Dakota Mrozik in second. was the third rider to cross the first road crossing. Coming off of Loop 1 and into the pits, Burson was still BIG BIKES in the lead with Argubright in second and FMF KTM Sunday morning, the sun was rising and the Factory Racing's Taylor Robert in third. After a few pits were busier than ever, as mechanics and their quick pit stops and some difficulties with his radiator, racers prepared to dominate Round 1 of the 2018 race Argubright left the pits and headed out on to Loop 2 season. in a fourth place position. After making sure Fullerton Women A - Preparing for an unknown win, was good to go after going down pretty hard, Kendall Britney Gallegos was more than ready for Round 1. Norman pushed himself harder than ever to overcome Along with Gallegos, Rachel Stout also came out ready the dust and terrain and make his way up with the top to do her best and take home a nice finish. Coming three. Burson gave up his lead to Robert through the off of Loop 1, Rachel Stout was leading the Women's rocky and technical section in Loop 2. The first one class. Throughout Loop 2, Stout was racing hard with to see the checkered flag, FMF Redbull KTM Factory the same first place finish in mind as Gallegos. The first rider Taylor Robert took home the first overall victory woman to see the checkered flag was Gallegos, taking for the 2018 race season. Chidester Transport Racing home the first win of the season with Rachel Stout backed Jacob Argubright finished in second place with finishing in second place. E Kendall Norman finishing third overall.


Wayne Simmons, 11th overall UTV

AMA District 38

Full Throttle 100 Plaster City West CA January 27, 2018

Photos by Judd Neves TOP TEN OVERALL 1. Justin Carnes 2. Tyler Sarver 3. Daniel Fenton 4. Eric Biddlecome 5. Robbie Pippin 6. Evan Estrada 7. Henry Daly 8. Troy Pearce 9. Mathew Belew 10. Sheldon Kyle

First overall UTV Kyle Stockbridge

2. Dylan Earle 3. Joshua Alvarado 4. Dale Fenton 200 Nov 1. Austin Holt 2. Austin Marini 3. Matthew Savoy 4. Albaro Ortiz Vet Exp 1. Eric Biddlecome 2. Henry Daly 3. Nicholas Ford Vet Am 1. Albert Valenzuela 2. Richard Harrison 3. Bryan Kennerly 4. Daniel Barker Vet Nov 1. Jeremy Melton 2. Ivan Delgadillo 3. Brian Pieretil 4. Daniel Rossi 5. Michael Vasquz Senior Exp 1. Derek Ball 2. Shad Bodenstadt Senior Am 1. Tom Sounier 2. Robert I. Koch 3. Paul Hernandez 4. Dane LaFontaine Senior Nov 1. Jorge Gonzalez Sup Senior Exp 1. Robbie Pippin 2. Troy Pearce 3. Steve Fenton 4. Mark Zela 5. Mark Baker Sup Senior Am 1. Loren Taylor 2. Jack Northcutt 3. Paul Karpf 4. Bill Hinkle Sup Senior Nov 1. Jerome Fosten 2.

Troy Pearce, second Super Senior Expert and eighth overall

Nicholas Ford, third Vet Expert

Derek Ball, first Senior Expert

Robert Feinstein 3. Paul Shira Masters Exp 1. Robert Koch 2. Jim Pelly 3. Dave Gazzaneo ATV Exp 1. Gabriel Rascon 2. Pedro Montes 3. Juan Sanchez ATV Vet Exp 1. Rob Niemela ATV Vet Nov 1. Gerardo Delgadillo 2. Carlos Moreno ATV Senior Exp 1. Clint Guidry ATV Senior Nov 1. Larry Hammers 2. Rick Boone ATV Nov 1. Nicolasi Ibaera 2. Junior Razo 3. Mario Delfino ATV Women Nov 1. Mariah Brown 2. Jennifer Shuart 3. Tovia Lowry Women Nov 1. Cassidy Estrada 2. Karen Daniel Lee nosed into the face of a larger roller and Geriepy 3. Samantha Velasquez came away with some desert terra firma in the driver Karen Geriepy, second Women Novice UTV CLASSES compartment. The UTV isn’t smoking. Pro Stock 1. Kyle Stockbridge TOP TEN UTVs OVERALL 1. Kyle Stockbridge 2. Chris Niemi 3. Greg 2. Chris Niemi 3. Steve Carver 4. Greg Wright Wright 4. Jason Brisco 5. Marshall Lobo 6. Thomas LeBrecque 7. Kyle 5. Wesley Feeler Pro McDaniel 8. Jason Brisco 9. Wesley Feeler 10. Unlimited 1. Steve Steve Mutt Carver 2. Marshall Lobo Open Exp 1. Justin Carnes Open Am 1. Kyle 3. Thomas LeBrecque Sheldon Open Nov 1. David Ponce-Dick 2. 4. Wayne Simmons Patrick Finn 250 Exp 1. Tyler Sarver 2. Daniel 5. Daniel Lee Pro Fenton 3. Mathew Belew 250 Nov 1. Eric Prod 1. Kyle McDaniel Moreno 2. Tanner Engen 3. Brendan Hinkle Sportsman 1. Steve 4. Anthony Grasmick 5. Tristan Brigman 200 Exp 1. Evan Estrada 200 Am 1. Adrian Ortiz Mutt 2. Karl Ziegler

Steve Carver, third overall UTV, first UTV Pro Unlimited

#28X Kyle Sheldon and #262X Matthew Belew

Jenn Shuart, second ATV Women Novice

Chris Niemi, second overall UTV

Luis Dukes racing in the ATV Expert class - MARCH 2018 - S&S OFF ROAD MAGAZINE



Flat tracking around the turns. Justin Morrow finished 26th Vet Heavyweight Expert.

Main event winner Trevor Stewart led all the way

Adelanto Grand Prix January 13-14, 2018, Adelanto CA By Michael Maher Photos by RnR Photos


This brought up the final race of the a grueling weekend, the Heavyweight/Lightweight Main 90 minute Riding through firewood is harder than it looks Event. Jordon Gamboa pulled away from the field endurance to win the overall and Heavyweight Expert in that test and Trevor Sidehacks all attacking the course or one over Maxx Perkins. Hayden Hintz finished Stewart took the lead at the start and never variations of it during the weekend. third overall to take the Lightweight 1 (201-250cc) looked back, cruising to an easy victory over Between races the event also featured a wide Dalton Shirey and Eric Yorba. The top three riders class win and Nicholas Baehr finished 13 overall variety of food trucks and vendor booths, R/C off to top the Lightweight 2 (86-200cc) division. looked completely exhausted as they went to the road racing with the Nitro Shootout and the Down Complete results for the Adelanto Grand victory podium to pose for photos and get their and Dirty Music Fest, including over 30 bands, Prix can be found at trophies. who played on a stage just outside the racing d37/gp/results.aspx. Sunday was fun day for the Adelanto compound while the races were going on. Grand Prix, with races for the Pee Wees, Minis Saturday’s races included events for the and Girls, Seniors, Sidehacks and Quads and Veteran, Legend and Masters (old guys) and the Main Event for the day being the race for Vintage (old bike) classes along with races for the Heavyweight (450cc) and Lightweight Women and Pee Wees. In the race for Women, (250cc) Beginner, Novice, Intermediate and Minis, Masters (60+) and Legends (70+), John Expert classes. Rice was the overall winner with Kaitlyn Jacobs In the event featuring the Girls finishing second to take the women’s trophy. classes, 65cc 7-9 and 10-11 year-olds and Connor Eddy finished fourth overall to take the the Pee Wee classes, Mikayla Nielsen was win in the Mini class. Dave Bender was first in the the overall winner and the winner in the Masters class while Terry Davis took the Legends Girls Junior Advanced Class title in that one. followed by Andrew Schulz, Gordon Ward finishing second overall in was the overall the 10-11 Advanced class. winner in the Brooke Eddy won the Girls Magnum (50+) Junior Novice crown. Austin class, in a race Scott won the Novice Class that had over 120 and Michael Trinidad won the entries. 10-11 Beginner title. Grant The final McDonald of Scottsdale, races of the day Arizona got first place in represented the Pee Wee Senior class a new series with Adelanto’s own Austin within a series #YG12 Pee Wee racer Aleeya Acosta Snowdale finishing called the West second. Coast Grand Prix Mark Tilley won overall in the Senior Sidehacks weren’t built for this! Emil Ovrid and partner Series. The first of these races featured beginner class, Clayton Roberts won the Mini Class finished seventh Sidehack. and novice riders in the Heavyweight (450cc), and Beau Baron put on a great show to Veteran (30-40 years old) and Women’s classes. easily take the trophy in the Quad class. The race was a timed 45 minute event and when the checkered flag flew it flew on John Newberry, who won overall and in the 250cc Novice Class. WCGPS race 2, the final race of the afternoon, had the big guns, the Pro Class, Expert and Intermediate riders. This one was

n 1976 the High Desert community of Adelanto was looking for an event that would draw attention and people to their town. They decided to put on a through the streets motorcycle racing event like the famous Elsinore Grand Prix. The event started out a big success but over the years interest in the event decreased and in the decades since it has gone through a number of venue and format changes that never seemed to catch the imagination of the public and create the hoped for following for the race. Then, in 2014, a group of racers and enthusiasts, including local racer Ty Davis, decided to try something different. Instead of trying to get the fans to come to the races, why not bring the races to the fans? A plan was hatched to relocate the race onto a specially designed course that included desert racing, motocross and endurocross sections, running part of it through the city’s baseball stadium and bring in vendors, concerts and other activities to turn the race into a must see happening. The plan worked and the Adelanto Grand Prix, now hosted by the So Cal M.C. and part of the American Motorcyclist Association’s District 37 Big 6 Grand Prix series, has become one of the biggest events in motorcycle racing, billing itself as “the largest off-road race west of the Mississippi.” This year’s race featured an eightmile course with long, fast straights, big jumps and the inside the stadium endurocross section featuring obstacles like tractor tires and the infamous “log jam,” a pit full of split logs that seems innocent but challenges even the greatest riders to make it through without falling. Multi-bike pile-ups are common, and it is one of the favorite spots for spectators. The 2018 running of the Adelanto Grand Prix took place January 13th and 14th and once again the event was a big success, with hundreds of racers and thousands of spectators, many bringing their dogs. The event featured something for everyone with classes for racers from four years old to over 70 racing everything from the smallest Pee Wee racers to vintage The mud jump is always popular. Rene Garcia, 13th Vet class bikes to Quads and even


Lightweight Novice

Beau Baron dominated the Quad race


The jumps got a little eroded after two days of this. #M929 Don Gerding, 21st Mag Heavyweight Intermediate and #J57 Greg Meyers, sixth Mag Lightweight Intermediate E

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Caleb Tate, first 65cc Novice

Four Stroke, Line 1

SRA Grand Prix January 21, 2018 Glen Helen Raceway, Devore CA By Ken Corum Photos by Sean Renshaw

holeshot of the year in the Amateur class went to 50+ Expert Mike Baker who led the way into the National Track section to end the first lap of the race. 2017 class champions Ron Hofer (+50) and Rick Sanders (+60) each battled to top five finishes highlighting the talented

The opening round for the 11race SRA Grand Prix series saw clear but cool skies at Glen Helen Raceway on Sunday, January 21, 2018. Riders were greeted by an entertaining, fast and relatively simple, yet challenging course layout. Damp conditions, courtesy of rain on Friday, allowed the first use of the always-challenging Glen Helen ridgeline at an SRA event in quite some time. Rider comments about the race course were all very positive. There was an excellent rider Justin Jones, ninth Four-Stroke Expert turnout with well over 20 riders on most lines. Starts in all classes were well competition present in all classes at SRA! Many fought and without incident. The infamous ear-to-ear grins were seen at the finish line. Talladega first turn (which is wide and steeplyThe Senior 40+ riders were represented banked) provided a safe start to all the races. in Race Two. The competition in these cases is The course for this event was well laid out by always well fought and Sunday’s race did not the SRA crew with assistance from the Glen Helen staff. The National, REM, Lucas Oil truck disappoint. Novice Aaron Fitzsimmons edged out Steve Shields by just one second for the tracks and off-road sections of the Glen Helen class win after an hour of racing. Gordon Ward grounds were all blended together for this first managed the expert class win, while Brandon race of the year. Jeffries and Dan Floyd topped the amateur and Race One was comprised of the alwaysbeginner classes respectively. popular Super Senior +50/60 classes including skill levels from Beginner to Expert. The first

Super Senior start line


Gordon Ward, first Super Senior +50 Race Three grouped all skill levels of the four-stroke and 250cc classes. This class is often referred to as the “Pro class” and the racing did not disappoint. Some of the Expert riders included: Justin Jones, Nick Garvin, Kevin Barbosa, Shane O’Dor, Noah Gerke, Mitch Green, Preston Campbell and Benny Breck. The rider turnout in this class provided great competition for all entries and fabulous entertainment for the spectators. Race four included classes for all Vets +30, women, 125cc, 65cc, 85cc and Super Minis. This “family” class is often one of the most popular of the day, because it allows moms, dads, and kids to race in the same event. The highlight of this class

had to be brothers Patrick and Justin Nguon competing in the 65cc beginner class. It was wonderful to watch their parents willing them up Glen Helen’s monstrous uphills. The opening round of the 11-race SRA Grand Prix series was a great success. The conditions were pleasant, rider turnout was up from 2017, competition was stout, and everyone involved had fun.

Kylie Hart, first Women Expert Scott Putnam, second Senior Expert



#12e James Ott leading #60 Nick Armstrong and #46 Andre Ochs in the Pro class

#04 Owen Williams, first 65-70cc 4 Stroke Novice

#19r Brad Rudy and #00 Rolf Greenhill

SCFTA Flat Track

Heathfield 85cc-100cc 4 Stk Beginner 1. Sierra Hickerson 2. Isabella Mitchell 85cc-100cc 4 Stk Amateur 1. Conner Hickerson 85cc 4 Stk Novice 1. Travis Horn 85cc-100cc 2 Stk Amateur 1. Rocco Landers 2. Braydin Collie 3. Colin Petton 4. Conner Hickerson 85cc Open 1. Braydin Collie 2. Rocco Landers 3. Colin Petton 4. Travis Horn 5. Conner Hickerson 250 Youth Open 1. Travis Petton 2. Zack Earwood 3. Conner Hickerson Classic Vintage 1. Jim Ottele 2. Steve Ferguson 3. Lenny

Round 11, December 16, 2017 Perris Raceway, Perris CA Photos by DW Media

Braydin Collie, first 85cc Open

50cc 2 Stk Beginner 1. Brayden Reed 2. Drake Conner 3. Kensei Matsudaira 4. Duke Makarevich 50cc 4 Stk Beginner 1. Drake Conner 2. Kensei Matsudaira 3. Brayden Reed 50cc 4 Stk Novice 1. Owen William 65cc70cc 4 Stk Nov 1. Owen Williams 2. Sierra Hickerson 3. Kristian Daniels 4. Jasper Heathfield 65-70cc Open 2 Stk Nov 1. Jasper Heathfield 65cc-70cc 4 Stk Beginner 1. Kensei Matsudaira 65cc-70cc Open 1. Travis Horn 2. Sierra Hickerson 3. Colin Petton 4. Jasper Heathfield 65cc-70cc 4 Stk Beginner 1. Kensei Matsudaira 65cc70cc Open 1. Travis Horn 2. Sierra Hickerson 3. Colin Petton 4. Jasper Zack Earwood, first Open Beginner

#84e Colt Foster finished first Pro with #12 John Vanderlan in second

Framers Framers 1. Jeff Johnson 2. Nick Gil 3. Joe Steffen 4. Shawn Chamlee 5. Rolf Greenhill Open Beginner 1. Zack Earwood 2. Larry Collie Jr 3. Johnnie Crean Senior Vets +50 Experts 1. Jon Nunes 2. Jim Ottele Super Senior +60 Experts 1. Richard Pollock 2. Steve Ferguson Senior +50 Amateur 1. Brad Rudy 2. Rolf Greenhill 3. Paul Colston 4. Tom Baugh 5. Chris Osborn Senior Novice + 50 1. Danny Manthis Vet’s+35 Amateur 1. Shawn Chamlee 2. LJ Gronek Vet’s 35 Novice 1. Johnnie Crean Vet’s +35 Experts 1. Jon

#58y Jim Ottele, #28s Steve Ferguson and #62 Flyn Stone

Nunes 2. Ryan Reed 3. Scott Hanson Super Senior +60 Am-Nov 1. Tom Baugh 2. Gary Lane Open Novice 1. Justin Simon 2. Shawn Chamlee 3. Daniel Layton 4. Dalton Collie 5. Jeanette Griggs Open Amateur 1. LJ Gronek 2. Chris Osborn 3. LJ Gronek Pros 1. Colt Foster 2. John Vanderlan 3. Nick Armstrong 4. James Ott 5. John Henkes E Jon Nunes, first Senior +50 Vet Expert

Rodriquez 4. Flyn Stone 5. Joe Pape Open Unclassified 1. Andere Ochs 2. Travis Petton 3. Nick Gil 4. James Ott 5. John Henkes Premier Senior 1. Gary Lane 2. Allan Girdler Bomber Expert 1. Joe Steffen 2. Ken Shilling 3. Shawn Chamlee 4. Jim Bandelin Men’s 4 Stoke Open 1. Brad Rudy 2. Conner Hickerson 3. Marc Heathfield 4. Tim Dughman 5. Billy Katkov Powder Puff 1. Sierra Hickerson 2. Isbella Mitchell - MARCH 2018 - S&S OFF ROAD MAGAZINE




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