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Off-Road Supply Warehouse (760-394-1188) ............. 14 Sole Performance (800-944-2755) ............................... 35

POWDER COATING

Coast Powder Coating (949-492-9037) ...................... 20 ECP Powder Coating (619-448-3932) ......................... 21 Electro Tech Powder Coating (760-746-0292) .................... 6 Olympic Coatings (800-630-9899) ...............................12

PUBLICATIONS

S&S Off Road (760-767-4680) ...........................17,24,28

RACES & EVENTS

Big Bear Run (818-391-3083) .......................................32

Clairemont Cycle Supply (858-571-5531) ...................22 Coyne Powersports (760-353-2110) ..............................3 Del Amo Motorsports of South Bay (619-420-2300) ..32 Duncan Racing (619-258-6310)......................................5 Off-Road Supply Warehouse (760-394-1188) .............14 US Chrome (866-922-5066) ...........................................4 Walker Evans Racing (888-933-7223)...........................9

STORES in the DESERT

Desert Ironwoods Resort (760-767-5670) ..................35 Ocotillo Wells RV Park & Store (760-767-3811) ...........7

SUSPENSION

King Shocks (714-530-8701) .......................................35

MS Shocks (208-461-3339)..........................................18 Pro-Prept (760-489-5774) ............................................35 Walker Evans Racing (888-933-7223)...........................9

TRUCKS & 4WD

COMPETITION

CALVMX/100% Vintage Motocross ....................26 AZOP at Quartzsite ..............................................27 AMA D38 Speed Limit 100...................................28 SRA Grand Prix ....................................................30 SCORE San Felipe 250 ........................................32

CONTENTS FEATURES

Sherri’s Turn........................................................ 6 Letters.................................................................. 7 Dirtbits ................................................................. 8 Off Road Moms ................................................. 10 Coming Events ................................................. 14 4x4 Coach.......................................................... 19 Dr. De Forest’s Off Road Health Tips .............. 20 EPA Abuse ......................................................... 21 SDORC News ................................................... 22 Blast from the Past ........................................... 23 Classified Ads ............................................. 37-38 A Future and a Hope......................................... 38

AD INDEX APPAREL

Sole Performance (800-944-2755) ............................... 35

BANNERS & SIGNS

JD Built (760-392-0844) ................................................ 15 SignArt (760-940-1939) ................................................. 21

BUGGIES, SAND/OFF ROAD CARS

CALVMX Flat Track (calvmx.net) .................................37 Dirt Series (dirtseriesracing.com) .................................4

RACE FUEL/LUBRICANTS

VEHICLE REGISTRATION

Lisa’s Mobile Registration (619-571-8333) ................35

NEO Synthetic Oil (562-595-7208) ...............................13

RENTALS

Luv 2 Camp (888-898-CAMP) .......................................16 Quadstop Rentals (760-238-3839) ...............Back Cover Star RV Rentals (951-445-6447) ..................................15

RESORTS, RV PARKS, HOTELS

Desert Ironwoods Resort (760-767-5670) ...................35 Ocotillo Wells RV Park & Store (760-767-3811) ............7

RV STORAGE

Desert Ironwoods Resort (760-767-5670) ...................15

RV SUPPLIES

Poles & Holders (562-946-9019) ..................................31

SIDE-X-SIDE/UTV

B&R Buggie (760-722-1266) .........................................15

Axia Alloys (440-216-6266)............................................ 6 B&R Buggie (760-722-1266) ......................................... 15 Benco VW Racing Transaxles (951-339-5900) ............. 7 Berrien Buggy (717-774-9450) ..................................... 39 Certified Metal Craft (619-593-3636)............................ 31 Crown (760-599-0090) .................................. Back Cover Howe Performance (619-561-7764) ............................. 35 JP Designs (619-448-5465) .......................................... 35 Off-Road Supply Warehouse (760-394-1188) ............. 14 Outfront Motorsports (714-994-4422) ............................ 35 Paradise Motorsports (760-744-9081)............................ 35 Race Ready Products (619-691-9171) ............................. 8 Rod End Supply (913-768-1017) ..................................... 2 Stroh's Motorsports (928-941-2132)............................ 25 Stewart’s Race Works (619-449-9728) .......................... 35 US Chrome (866-922-5066) ............................................ 4

COMMUNICATIONS

Rugged Radios (888-541-7223) ................................... 39

EXHAUST

Warner’s Muffler (760-393-2240).................................. 35

HARDWARE

Axia Alloys (440-216-6266)............................................. 6 Bolts 4 U (760-736-0010) .............................................. 35 Crown (760-599-0090)................................... Back Cover Joe Hauler (800-504-2441) ........................................... 35 K-Surplus (619-474-6177)............................................... 6 Rod End Supply (913-768-1017) .................................... 2

HEAT TREATING

Certified Metal Craft (619-593-3636)............................ 31

LIGHTING

Acro Lights (562-320-2276) .......................................... 18

MOTORCYCLES & QUADS

C&D Cycle Center (858-277-3298) ............................... 20 Clairemont Cycle Supply (858-571-5531) ................... 22 Ceet Racing (760-599-0115) ......................................... 35 Coyne Powersports (760-353-2110) .............................. 3 Del Amo Motorsports of South Bay (619-420-2300) ..32 Duncan Racing (619-258-6310)...................................... 5 Hi-Flite (760-599-0115) .................................................. 35 Muy Rapido (760-533-9389) ......................................... 35

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Axia Alloys (440-216-6266).......................................6,37 Autofab (619-562-1740) ...............................................31 Certified Metal Craft (619-593-3636)...........................31 Crown (760-599-0090)..................................Back Cover Line-X of El Cajon (619-448-2400) ................................9 Off-Road Supply Warehouse (760-394-1188) ............14 Race Ready Products (619-691-9171) ..........................8 Rod End Supply (913-768-1017) ...................................2 Stewart’s Race Works (619-449-9728) .......................35 US Chrome (866-922-5066) ...........................................4

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COVER (Top) James Moore soars into a first place finish in the UTV Pro Class of the AZOP Q-Town GP in Quartzsite, AZ. (Bottom) Andrew Simmons flies over the water jump in the AZOP Q-Town GP Photos by Jonathan Barrett CONTENTS (From bottom to top) Hailey Hein, Barry Bennett and Kody Winiecki launch off the start of the AZOP Q-Town GP Photo by Jonathan Barrett


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of her son and wondering what condition her husband's broken body was in as he lay in the dunes 100 feet away. She remembers that all life was still going on around her as if nothing was wrong as people continued to race up and down the dunes. In those first moments, she doesn't remember anyone coming to sit with her, to console her, to apologize to her. Rachael has experienced the ultimate tragedy as a mom and she still keeps going. The family first got involved he is an off road stay-at-home mom in desert racing six months before and wife. This week she keeps Asheton's life came to an end. Asheton herself busy throughout the day was the one who had the passion and he while the house is empty, doing her earned the privilege to race by meeting part to get the race bikes and kart ready the school goals they set for him. Mom for the upcoming weekend that will be and Dad soon joined in on the fun and packed full with both desert and flat were racing along with him. track racing for her family. After Mike recovered from his She thinks fondly of her son at extensive injuries sustained the night school. Until reality sets in. The tears they lost their son, Rachael and Mike start flowing. Once again. were determined to continue their son's "I try to push it off and tell myself dream. They took the racing passion up you're just at school," she journals "and a notch, adding flat track to their desert then my heart stops just for a second and racing activities. After one season on Mother and son in their special place, the then starts like a sock in the chest....I a quad Rachael got hooked on another desert. can't breathe, gasping for air.... then style of vehicle and soon a kart joined the wave of water flooding my eyes unimaginable pain of losing her only her collection of race vehicles. She till there's a blur... I can't see....there's child. She struggles not just over the fact keeps extra busy at the track between nothing to see anyways because you're that she has only her memories of him practices, heats and racing in two gone... YOU ARE REALLY GONE." now, but hurts for the years and years of different classes on different styles of It was Halloween weekend 2015 race vehicles. This year they started their a future with her son that she is missing when Rachael's life changed forever. out on. third season at Camp Lockett in Campo, The close-knit family of three were She battles anger over the California. camped at the dunes, looking forward to circumstances surrounding his death, Last year a knee injury put her another awesome desert trip together. sorrow over the pain that will probably out of contention briefly. She surprised She never imagined the devastation everyone including her doctor by how never go away and struggles with the awaiting. Their quad ride soon ended emptiness of a house missing the voices quickly she rebounded from the surgery abruptly and tragically when a UTV and was back to racing, finishing second and laughter of a son and his friends. jumping the high dune landed on the But in spite of it all she perseveres. out of five women in her first desert race quad ridden by 16-year-old Asheton then after the surgery. She is surrounded by friends and family bounced and also hit Rachael's husband, who lift her up and are there for her to The demons of depression haunt Mike. listen, to comfort and to reminisce. her regularly, sometimes daily. Though She was left alone until emergency And she doesn't give up. She she pursues life passionately, there vehicles came, holding the lifeless body marches on through the tears and the are the daily struggles to deal with the pain. Writing to her son brings a small measure of comfort. Her recent post gives us a glimpse into her life and the motivation to put one foot in front of the other and not give up. "I miss you more everyday but I keep going, pushing to keep your dreams alive, to make you proud, to be more like you." Rachael Weaver. Surely she must be the Off Road Mom of the Year. E Rachael's purple fleet, ready to race in three different classes, one in the desert and two on the short track. Keeping her son’s dream alive keeps her going.

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to ride, youth camps, Bible reflections from the Lord above and many more and don't forget humor. Sherri's Turn and the guy-in-the-garage and the theory of global warming has been solved. When you dump ice out of an ice chest, the ice melts. Well for now I'll be cow trailin', dodging cow pies. But don't worry I'll be PC and bring along a pooper scooper, because we all knows cows and fertilizer are bad for planet earth. LOL. KEITH TENNIS Hesperia CA Thank you for all the memories! It's great to hear from someone who has thoroughly read many issues of the magazine. For readers who missed the ice chest story, you'll find it in the September 2014 Sherri's Turn column available in the digital edition at www.ssorm.com E

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Hello Sherri, Great article on the kids of today! [Sherri's Turn, March 2018) Parents need to discipline their kids. If they don't do it now, the criminal justice system will in the future. Take care, SHANNON EDGMON Riverside CA If you missed out on the March issue you can still read Sherri's Turn in digital format. Visit www.ssorm.com, click on Digital Mag, then scroll down to the March issue. You can access over three years worth of back issues on the website.

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Hi Sherri: Just a quick note to ask you to remove us from your mailing list. We are now permanent Montanans and do no offroading except for horses, that is. We have thoroughly enjoyed your publication over the last 30+ years. Sharon and I wish you and the "guy-inthe-garage" all the best. Again, thank you for a great magazine. Sincerely, LOU THOENES Cascade MT

Memories from a Loyal Reader Steve & Sherri: Thanks for the free issues of S&S Off Road. A true grass roots magazine for the enthusiast. Race or play, right

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performance motor. Both packages are calibrated for sport riding, with a focus on precision, stability, and traction. The base model comes in white, while the DPS 1000 and 1000R models come in Can-Am Red. The DPS 1000R is also available in Sunburst Yellow. There are nearly 150 accessories available, so people can customize their Maverick Sport to fit their needs. The Can-Am Maverick Sport will arrive at dealerships in June. For additional information and technical specifications on the new Maverick Sport side-by-side vehicles, visit www. CanAmOffRoad.com.

‘Godfather’ Sal Fish, Iconic ‘Ironman’ Ivan Stewart are co-Grand Marshals

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quality, racers prefer the sound of a digital 2-way radio and now you can get your hands on it with the RDH-16C Digital 5-Watt Handheld Radio from Rugged Radios. Perfect for short course and road racing, this handheld radio comes with 16 easy-to-use channels allowing you to get in the race car and go! The new RDH-16C Digital Handheld Radio comes with automatic error correction. Not only does error correction cancel out loud-engine background noise, but it can also rebuild voice data if a signal becomes corrupted. Digital voice transmissions also carry through to distances where analog radios start to fade, ensuring that your message is still heard loud and clear. The RDH-16C Radio is capable of both digital & analog signals and comes pre-programmed with a selection of both analog and digital channels. If you are transmitting to a second digital radio, you can do so on a digital channel, but if you need to talk to an analog radio, you can simply change over to an analog channel and start your conversation. Available in either UHF or VHF, the RDH-16C Handheld Radio boasts 5-watts of power to reach distances of 1-3 miles depending on terrain. It also comes with our standard 2-pin accessory port making it compatible with Rugged Radios’

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current accessory line. The RDH-16C is powered by a lithium ion battery, and, with digital radios being extremely power efficient, you can expect 40% more battery life than its analog counterpart. We have seen music, film and television make the transition to digital technology and now is the time for 2-way radios. With the RDH-16C, you will notice the improvement in audio quality as you are doing hot laps around the track. Features: • Digital & Analog Signals • UHF or VHF Frequency Operation • 16 Channels with Channel Scan • Powerful 5-Watt Output • High Capacity 2200 mAh Lithium-Ion Battery MSRP: $195. For more information visit www. ruggedradios.com

The two new packages – a base and a DPS – feature cutting-edge design, performance-driven innovation, and award-winning Can-Am Maverick heritage. They are built from the groundup to enhance the rider experience and provide confidence on the trails, so people can focus more on creating lasting offroad memories with friends and family. “The new Can-Am Maverick Sport is the best side-by-side vehicle we have ever developed for sporty trail riding,” said Bernard Guy, Senior VP, Global Product Strategy. “With CanAm ingenuity, awesome Rotax power and incredible handling and comfort, they’re the perfect choice for people who want to tackle off-road adventures and challenges.” The base and DPS Can-Am Maverick Sport models feature a 75hp 976cc Rotax V-Twin engine, while the DPS 1000R model is available with a 100 hp version of the high-torque, high-

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riginally announced as a single person, SCORE has confirmed that legendary Hall of Fame former SCORE owner Sal Fish has agreed to join Hall of Fame retired racer Ivan Stewart as co-Grand Marshals for the 50th BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 500. Fish, the ‘godfather’ of desert racing who ran SCORE from its Baja start in 1974 for 38 years through the end of the 2012 season joins the Iconic ‘Ironman’ Stewart to share duties for the special golden anniversary race that they both have been such a major part of over the years. Fish, who will turn 79 on May 2 and Stewart who will turn 73 on June 4, will both be active parts of the celebration of the popular early summer race when it is held this year from May 30-June 3 in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. The race will be Round 2 of the internationally-televised four-race 2018 SCORE World Desert Championship. All four 2018 SCORE races will be held on Mexico’s magnificent Baja California peninsula for the third consecutive year.

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The 2019 Can-Am Maverick Sport family of high-performance side-by-side vehicles offers exceptional handling and control.

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organization were invited by the Mexican government to take over the event in 1974. Sal Fish ran and later owned and produced the SCORE Baja 500 for 38 years until he sold SCORE to Roger and Elise Norman in December of 2012. The first Baja 500 organized and produced by SCORE was held on July 26, 1974 as the first of over 150 SCORE Baja races. Ensenada is the heart and soul of the SCORE Baja 500 as the popular

summertime race will start for the 45th time there and finish for the 41st time there. BFGoodrich Tires, the SCORE official tire for over 40 years, has also posted a $25,000 contingency bonus for the overall winner of the golden anniversary race.

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Off Road Moms

This is the Los Perdidos Off Road Club at Johnson Valley. Our Off Road Moms are from left to right, Perla Gomez, Jo Rangel, Lupita Ceja, and Monica Perez. - Angel Perez, Murrieta CA

My Aunt Carrie and my Mom Nancy. Moto sisters for life. - Ben Eisen, Tarzana CA

My beautiful wife Lisa Patnode and our 11-year-old daughter Riley enjoying the day at I Rail Ranch in Ocotillo Wells. - Mark Patnode, Vista CA

This is my wife Denise Riffe out testing the new toy at Ocotillo Wells - Kevin Riffe, Winchester CA

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Sheryle Stratton (left), Kassidy Espley (toddler), Kristina Espley (right). My mom, Sheryle, and Dad took my brother and I to the desert growing up with quads. My husband and I now take our family. Over Easter weekend she and my Dad accompanied my family in our Razor out at Superstition in their Jeep! Three generations of off-roading women. - Kristina Espley, Lakeside CA

Michelle Pufahl from Burley, Idaho with son Adam Pufahl having fun in St Anthony, Idaho!

Stacey and Luke Farwell

My daughter Shannon is an amazing mom. Here she is with her husband Alan and her four children: Cesar, Savannah, Alexa and Gabriel. She works hard at work and at home. Always there to handle anything life throws at her. Brave, beautiful and very giving. God truly blessed us with her. - Theresa Collett, San Marcos CA

Susan Miller, Santee, CA. Mother to Tracy Kerchner, mother in law to Steve Kerchner. Mom, Nana, Sponsor . . . her hats are many. She prays for us, she babysits, she buys parts and supplies, she makes it all possible.

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Shannon Hein is 35 and runs the front office, quoting jobs and dealing with customers at their family owned auto repair business ATD Auto Repair. She coaches and is a co-rider/navigator for both of the girls. She also used to race quads but now supports her girls racing. Both of their girls race UTV’s in the AZOP race series here in AZ. Hailey is 14 and races a Razor 1000 naturally aspirated class. Riley is 11 and races a Razor in the 570 Class. For the short time the girls have raced they have shown that they are a force to be reckoned with! The Hein’s are a great racing family and a pillar in the community. - Rich Roberts, Phoenix AZ

Want to wish a Happy Mothers day to my desert family moms. Chris Dannals, Vista CA; Cynthia Moritz, Cynthia Reddekopp and Brandie Luna Lievanos from Temecula California. - Leah Dannals, Vista CA

This is Brenda Munns. For the past eight years she has supported both of her boys in their racing. She has never missed a race. Brenda is an awesome Mother, Wife, Sister, Sister-in-law and friend. Photo taken by Randy Munns. Submitted by sister-in-law Judy Munns Newman

Here is a picture of my wife Jen Rose with our son Hudson in Ocotillo Wells during a ride. She’s my full time navigator in every sense of the word. She completely supports our family desert excursions and loves our time playing in the dirt. - Ryan Rose, San Juan Capistrano CA

My daughter-in law Michelle is an off road mom-to-be and I think she will be a loving, caring, patient and awesome mom. Due in May, next dez season we will have a new off roader to be! - Theresa Collett, San Marcos CA

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Julie Mom, our number one cheerleader! Shown here cheering on son Braydin Collie. Judd Neves Photo - Larry Collie, El Cajon CA Karen Lemmon with daughter K.T. - Tom Lemmon, San Diego CA E

Rachael was the best mom ever when our son Asheton was with us. He was always number 1 and will always be. Rachael would do everything possible to make his life perfect and she was doing an awesome job. Asheton always wanted to race dirt bikes so she made him deal. "If you keep your grades up we will get you a dirt bike." Not long after that he got his first one, only to outgrow it fast. So Rachael said "keep your grades up and good will happen" so she upgraded him to a bigger bike. She not only supported him in all he did, she was there with him including working on the bikes. Rachael is the best mom ever and even after Asheton was taken away from us she is still keeping his dream alive by racing in honor of him him. Very proud of Rachael for her strength and determination in life. My luvduv forever - Mike Weaver, Spring Valley CA

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COMING EVENTS

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

CLEAN-UPS, TRAIL WORK

CLOVIS INDEPENDENT 4 WHEELERS www.clovis4x4.com May 12, 2018 - Trail Clearing EASTERN SIERRA 4 WHEEL DRIVE CLUB www.easternsierra4wdclub.com May 3-8, 2018 - Guzzler Upgrade Work (Mule Deer Foundation) SAN DIEGO OFF ROAD COALITION www.sdorc.org 858-822-8274 May 12, 2018 - Truckhaven 4x4 Training Area clean-up. Sponsored by SDORC, TDS and CORVA. Meet at 9 a.m. SAND DUNES CLEAN UP www.uniteddesertgateway.org (760) 352-3681

DESERT RACING CARS & TRUCKS

ARIZONA OFF ROAD PROMOTIONS (623) 363-9665 www.arizonaoffroadpromotions.com Nov 17-18, 2018 - Gila Bend Grand Prix, Gila Bend AZ

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BEST IN THE DESERT (702) 457-5775 www.bitd.com May 3-6, 2018 - VT Construction Silver State 300, Caliente NV Aug 15-18, 2018 - General Tire Vegas to Reno Oct 11-14, 2018 - Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic, Laughlin NV Nov 29 - Dec 2, 2018 - Pahrump Nugget 250, Pahrump NV CODE OFF ROAD (01152) (686) 553-40-87 www.codeoffroad.com.mx 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 M.O.R.E. www.moreracing.net (760) 253-4453 May 19, 2018 - McKenzie's 250, Lucerne Valley CA Jul 21, 2018 - Sierra LED 250, Barstow CA Sept 29, 2018 - PCI Race Radios 300, Lucerne Valley CA Oct 19-21, 2018 - Jack and Jill Race Towards a Cure, Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA

Dec 7-9, 2018 - Jamar Championship Series Finale, SNORE/MORE Rage at the River, Laughlin NV NORRA (805) 390-1671 www.norra.com RECORD OFF ROAD 646-176-16-37 www.recordoffroad.com 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 www.score-international.com May 30 - Jun 3, 2018 - 50th SCORE Baja 500 Sept 19-23, 2018 - Tijuana 22nd SCORE Desert Challenge Nov 14-18, 2018 - 51st SCORE Baja 1000 SNORE (702) 452-4522 www.snoreracing.net 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 www.racesadr.com 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 www.torraracing.com Jul 5-9, 2018 - Texas Million TEXAS DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION (361) 522-3520 www.texasdesertracing.com Jul 13-15, 2018 - The Scientist of Lighting Baja DesignsTexana 180 Sept 7-8, 2018 - Texana 250 Oct 26-27, 2018 - Lonestar 250, Notrees TX

DESERT RACING MOTORCYCLES & QUADS

AMA DISTRICT 37 (714) 747-1211 www.district37ama.org 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

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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 www.amad38.com Races held in the Imperial County desert near El Centro CA Bike & ATV Schedule Sept 29, 2018 - Roadrunner Rattlesnake Chase, Superstition Oct 13, 2018 - I-8 Monster Mash, Dip Nov 3, 2018 - Full Throttle Plaster City Dash, Plaster City East Dec 8, 2018 - Roadrunner Christmas Classic, Lakebed UTV Schedule Oct 13, 2018 - I8 Monster Mash, Dip Nov 3, 2018 - Full Throttle Plaster City Dash, Plaster City East Dec 9, 2018 - Roadrunner Christmas Classic, Lakebed

AMA NATIONAL HARE & HOUND www.NationalHareandHound.com 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 www.westharescramble.com 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 www.amraracing.com ARIZONA OFF ROAD PROMOTIONS (623) 363-9665 www.arizonaoffroadpromotions.com 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 www.bitd.com May 3-6, 2018 - Motion Pro Nevada 200 Trail Ride, Caliente NV Aug 15-18, 2018 - General Tire, Vegas to Reno

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ORANGE COUNTY DUALIES www.dualies.com 562-243-3301 SAN DIEGO ADVENTURE RIDERS www.dualsport-sd.com 619-825-6308

Desert Racing: Motorcycles & Quads Continued CODE OFF ROAD (01152) (686) 553-40-87 www.codeoffroad.com.mx 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 www.norra.com RECORD OFF ROAD 646-176-16-37 www.recordoffroad.com 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 www.score-international.com 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 www.torraracing.com Jul 5-9, 2018 - Texas Million

TEXAS DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION (361) 522-3520 www.texasdesertracing.com Jul 13-15, 2018 - Texana 200 Oct 26-28, 2018 - Lonestar 250 ZR PROMOTIONS (686) 564-6653 www.zrpromo.com Jun 30, 2018 - V Metal Aug 18-19, 2018 - Santa Veronica GP Oct 20-21, 2018 - ZR Grand Prix Campeones

DUAL SPORT

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 www.bigbeartrailriders.com 818-391-3083 Jun 23-24, 2018 - 24th Annual Big Bear Run CAL POLY PENGUINS MC www.penguinsds.com 775-781-7845 COUNTDOWN www.mex2can.com 775-884-0399 Mexico to Canada Dual Sport Ride May 7-11, 2018 - Mex2Can 1st Half, Countdown, Tecate CA Aug 17-24, 2018 - Mex2Can 2nd Half, Countdown, Fallon NV Jul 14-15, 2018 - Topaz 600, Countdown, Topaz NV Sept 28-30, 2018 - Trans-Sierra, Countdown, Topaz NV CRAWDAD OFF ROAD EVENTS www.crawdadoffroadevents.com

D-37 DUAL SPORT (626) 446-7386 www.district37ama.org/dualsport/ May 5-6, 2018 - Yosemite Adventure Tour, Buck Meadows CA May 19, 2018 - Palms to Pines, O.C.Dualies, Banning CA Jun 9, 2018 - Gold Rush Ride, Prospectors MC, Lebec CA Jun 23-24, 2018 - Big Bear Run, Big Bear Trail Riders, Big Bear CA Jul 7-8, 2018 - Topaz 600, Countdown, Topaz NV DUAL SPORT WEST www.dualsportwest.com 775-884-0399 May 7-11, 2018 - Mex2Can 1st Half, Countdown, Tecate CA May 2018 - Sheetiron 300, Oakland MC, Stonyford CA Aug 17-24, 2018 - Mex2Can 2nd Half, Countdown, Fallon NV Jul 14-15, 2018 - Topaz 600, Countdown, Topaz NV Sept 28-30, 2018 - Trans-Sierra, Countdown, Topaz NV Sept 2018 - Alpine Trails, Chaparrals MC, Jawbone Canyon CA Sept 2018 - Buckhorn, Redding Dirt Riders, Basshole Bar, Lakehead CA Sept 2018 - Ride Reno 200, Dust Devils, Boomtown, Verdi NV Oct 2018 - Howlin' at the Moon, Arizona Trail Riders, Prescott Valley Nov 3-4, 2018 - China Lake 300 DUST DEVILS MC www.dustdevilsmc.com Sept 2018 - Ride Reno 200, Boomtown, Verdi NV FAMILY OFF ROAD ADVENTURES www.familyoffroadadventures.com 209-649-3633 May 5-6, 2018 – Yosemite Adventure Tour Sept 22-23, 2017 - Yosemite Dual Sport Adventure

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

ENDURANCE RACES

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

ENDUROCROSS

Off-Road motorcycle racing with obstacles such as rocks, logs, water, sand, jumps and tractor tires, sometimes held indoors. GEICO AMA ENDUROCROSS www.endurocross.com Aug 25, 2018 - Prescott AZ Sept 15, 2018 - Costa Mesa CA Sept 22, 2018 - Reno NV Oct 20, 2018 - Denver CO Oct 27, 2018 - Everett WA Nov 3, 2018 - Nampa ID

ENDUROS

DISTRICT 37 (714) 539-2357 www.district37ama.org Sept 8, 2018 - Lost Coyotes Sprint Enduro, Spangler OHV, Ridgecrest CA Sept 23, 2018 - United MC Sprint Enduro, Johnson Valley OHV, Lucerne Valley CA

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FLAT TRACK

AMERICAN FLAT TRACK www.americanflattrack.com 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 www.azflattrackracing.com CALVMX 619-500-2869 www.calvmx.net 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. eddiemulderswcvdts.com QC FLAT TRACK (602) 577-1483 www.qcflattrack.com

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FLAT TRACK ASSOCIATION (951) 443-7622 www.southerncaliforniaflattrack.com All races held at Perris Raceway, Perris CA Schedule subject to change due to weather 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 www.westernflattrack.com 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

4WD CLUBS

BADLANDS OFF ROAD ADVENTURES www.4x4training.com 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

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May 25, 2018 - Point Mugu 4x4 Annual Memorial Day Weekend Run at Stoddard Wells

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RED ROCK 4-WHEELERS www.rr4w.com

4WD Clubs

BEACH N TOYS (760) 945-3979 www.beachntoys.net CALIFORNIA 4WD ASSOCIATION INC. 1-8004x4-FUNN (916) 381-8300 www.cal4wheel.com May 11-12, 2018 - Molina Ghost Run May 18-19, 2018 - 4WD Club of Fresno Head for the Hills Blue Canyon Poker Run May 19-20, 2018 - Esprit de 4 4x4 How-To Clinic May 25-27, 2018 - Hi Desert Round-up CAPO VALLEY 4 WHEELERS www.cv4w.org Jun 22-24, 2018 - Monache Meadows Wheel & Fish DESERT DAWGS (951) 681-8608 www.desertdawgs.org DESERT SIDE TRACS www.dst4x4club.org May 4-6, 2018 - Mojave Road DIABLO 4-WHEELERS www.diablo4wheelers.com (925) 682-5734 May 11, 2018 - Molina Ghost Run May 25-27, 2018 - Hi Desert RoundUp May 25-28, 2018 - Memorial Weekend Run Jun 8-10, 2018 - Loop Trail Opening July 15, 2018 - 4 Wheel Parts Hollister Hills Customer Appreciation Day Aug 9-12, 2018 - Sierra Trek August Aug 10-12, 2018 - Bear Valley Loop (Sierra Trek) Sept 1-3, 2018 - High Sierra Poker Run Sept 21-23, 2018 - Loop Trail Closing

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Oct 19-20, 2018 - Operation Desert Fun Nov 9-11, 2018 - Panamint Valley Days EARLY BRONCOS LTD (1966-77 “Early” Ford Broncos) www.earlybronco.com May 1-5, 2018 - Bronco Safari, Moab Jun 8-10, 2018 - Big Bear Bronco Bash Nov 8-11, 2018 - Bronco Daze 2018 GEARED FOUR FUN 4WD CLUB (760) 751-9733 www.geared4fun.com HEMET JEEP CLUB www.hemetjeep club.com INLAND EMPIRE FOUR WHEELERS (909) 883-7219 www.ie4w.com May 24-28, 2018 - Taboose Creek

JEEP BLITZ www.jeepblitz.com (530) 333-4771 May 24-27, 2018 - 3rd Annual Jeep Blitz, Bushnell IL JUST RUNS (619) 579-7120 www.justruns.com Check the justruns.com schedule regularly. Often runs are added/ changed at the last minute. May 14-16, 2018 - Inyos Mountain Cerro Gordo Ghost Town Sept 9-15, 2018 - Paiute Trail, Utah PARKER 4 WHEELERS (909) 239-1162 www.parker4 wheelers.net POINT MUGU 4WD CLUB, INC. (805) 241-5899 www.facebook.com/pages/PointMugu-4x4-Club/356896013416

RIVERSIDE 4 WHEELERS www.riverside 4wheelers.net SAN DIEGO 4 WHEELERS www.sd4wheel.com May 5, 2018 - 23rd Annual Pancake Run SCOUTS WEST 4WDC (619) 477-6156; (562) 902-8559 www.scoutswest.com SONS OF THUNDER 4-WHEELERS (949) 830-8254 www.sonsofthunder4x4.com 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 Oct 27, 2018 - Cleghorn Night Run Nov 23-24, 2018 - Partial Mojave Road Dec TBD - Christmas Party TIERRA DEL SOL www.tds4x4.com May 25-28, 2018 - High Desert Round-up Aug 6-11, 2018 - Pismo Dunes, Oceano CA VEGAS VALLEY 4 WHEELERS (702) 558-5786 www.vv4w.org VICTOR VALLEY 4 WHEELERS www.victorvalley 4wheelers.com Oct 2018 - 27th Annual Fun in the Desert, Johnson Valley CA WILLYS OVERLAND MOAB RALLY (714) 478-1867 www.willysrally.com May 18-20, 2018 - Willys Overland Rally, Moab UT

4WD TRAINING

BADLANDS OFF ROAD ADVENTURES www.4x4training.com May 5-6, 2018 - Getting Started Off Road Driving Clinic, Gorman CA May 12, 2018 - Tire Repair & Hi-Lift Jack Mini Clinic, Hawthorne CA Jun 9-10, 2018 - Getting Started Off Road Driving Clinic, Gorman CA Jun 16, 2018 - Rock Driving Clinic, Lucerne Valley CA Jul 14-15, 2018 - Getting Started Off Road Driving Clinic, Gorman CA Jul 21, 2018 - Rock Driving Clinic, Lucerne Valley CA Aug 4-5, 2018 - Getting Started Off Road Driving Clinic, Gorman CA Aug 25, 2018 - Sand & Dunes Off Road Driving Clinic, Oceano Dunes, Pismo CA Sept 15-16, 2018 - Getting Started Off Road Driving Clinic, Gorman CA Sept 22, 2018 - Winch Clinic, Mojave or Borrego (call for location) Oct 13-14, 2018 - Getting Started Off Road Driving Clinic, Gorman CA Oct 20-21, 2018 - Getting Started Off Road Driving Clinic, Borrego Springs CA Nov 3-4, 2018 - Getting Started Off Road Driving Clinic, Gorman CA Nov 17-18, 2018 - Getting Started Off Road Driving Clinic, Borrego Springs CA Dec 1-2, 2018 - Getting Started Off Road Driving Clinic, Gorman CA Dec 8-9, 2018 - Getting Started Off Road Driving Clinic, Borrego Springs CA

FUN RUNS

BARSTOW POKER RUN (760) 252-3093 www.barstowpokerrun.com CORVA (800) 42-CORVA www.corva.org

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DESERT IRONWOODS RESORT 760-767-5670 www.desertironwoods.com May 5, 2017 - Taco Cook-Off May 26, 2017 - Famous Water Slide & Potluck Luau Jun 9, 2017 - Pool Party Potluck MORONGO BASIN SEARCH & RESCUE (760) 749-6321 www.desertrun.org PARKER 4 WHEELERS (909) 239-1162 www.parker4wheelers.net REDDING DIRT RIDERS www.reddingdirtriders.com SAN DIEGO OFF ROAD COALITION 858-822-8274 www.sdorc.org SOBOBA RIDES, San Jacinto CA (951) 654-9436 www.sobobarides.biz

G.P.’S

AMA DISTRICT 37 (714) 539-2357 www.district37ama.org 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 www.amad38.com May 12, 2018 - D38 Grand Prix, Cahuilla Creek, Anza CA AMRA ARIZONA MOTORCYCLE RIDERS ASSOCIATION www.amraracing.com

ARIZONA OFF ROAD PROMOTIONS (623) 363-9665 www.arizonaoffroadpromotions.com 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 www.big6racing.com 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 grandprix.com Nov 8-11, 2018 - Elsinore Grand Prix, Lake Elsinore CA FIRE & POLICE MOTOCROSS www.firepolice mx.com Dec 11, 2018 - Christmas GP, Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA GLEN HELEN RACEWAY (909) 880-3090 San Bernardino www.glenhelen.com Jun 24, 2018 - SRA Grand Prix Jul 22, 2018 - SRA Grand Prix Aug 26, 2018 - SRA Grand Prix Sept 30, 2018 - SRA Grand Prix Oct 28, 2018 - SRA Grand Prix Nov 11, 2018 - SRA Grand Prix Dec 16, 2018 - SRA Grand Prix


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LACR MX, Palmdale CA (661) 754-3366 www.lacr.mx LOS ANCIANOS MC CLUB www.losancianos.com REDDING DIRT RIDERS www.reddingdirtriders.com SRA (714) 957-2985 www.sragp.com Motorcycles, Quads, UTVs All events held at Glen Helen Raceway, Devore CA May 2018 - No Race Jun 22, 2018 - Grand Prix Jul 22, 2018 - Grand Prix Aug 26, 2018 - Grand Prix Sept 30, 2018 - Grand Prix Oct 28, 2018 - Grand Prix Nov 11, 2018 - Grand Prix Dec 16, 2018 - Sparks of Love Race, no points ZR PROMOTIONS (686) 564-6653 www.zrpromo.com Jun 30, 2018 - V Metal Aug 18-19, 2018 - Santa Veronica GP Oct 20-21, 2018 - ZR Grand Prix Campeones

MOTOCROSS

Also see Vintage Motocross Category 333 MX PARK (949) 228-0546 www.facebook.com/thewestmx AMA AMATEUR NATIONAL MX REGIONAL www.mxsports.com 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 www.mxnationals.com 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

Jun 3, 2018 - TWMX Jun 9, 2018 - Last Dog Standing Jun 10, 2018 - Dirt Series/ARX Jun 16, 2018 - REM MX Jun 30, 2018- REM MX

CAHUILLA CREEK MX TRACK (951) 471-6135 Anza CA www. cahuillacreek motocross.com

LACR MX, Palmdale CA (661) 754-3366 www.lacr.mx Jun 3, 2018 - SoCal MX Summer, Round 1 Jun 3, 2018 - SoCal OTMX Races Jun 10, 2018 - OTMX Races Jul 22, 2018 - SoCal MX Summer Series

COMPETITIVE EDGE Hesperia CA www.ridecemx.com (760) 947-9054 DT1 MX Park Tulare CA (559) 685-0503 www.dt1mxpark.com May 12, 2018 - Battle at the Parks, Round 3 FIRE & POLICE MOTOCROSS (760) 586-5320 www.firepolicemx.com GLEN HELEN RACEWAY, Devore CA (909) 880-3090, San Bernardino www.glenhelen.com May 5 2018 - REM MX May 12, 2018 - REM MX May 19, 2018 - REM MX May 20, 2018 - SoCal OTMX May 25, 2018 - MX National Amateur Day May 26, 2018 - AMA Mx National

INTERNATIONAL OLDTIMER MOTOCROSS www.oldtimermx.com May 19-20, 2018 - Rocky Mountain, Niarada, Montana Jun 9-10, 2018 - Sierra OTMX, Prairie City, Rancho Cordova CA Jul -8, 2018 - Oregon OTMX, Washougal MX Park, Washougal WA Jul 14-15, 2018 - Washington OTMX, Ward Creek, Raymond WA Aug 4-5, 2018 - BC OTMX, Agassiz BC Aug 11-12, 2018 - Alberta OTMX, Antler Lake, Edmonton Alberta Sept 22-23, 2018 - Idaho OTMX, Owyhee MX, Boise ID LA PLAYA MOTOCROSS Rosarito, Mexico (619) 819 6323 www.facebook.com/ laplayamotocross

MILESTONE RANCH MX PARK, Riverside CA (951) 686-4669 www.milestonemx.com May 6, 2018 - TWMXRS May 20, 2018 - Calvmx Aug 5, 2018 - Terra Firma Round 3 Sept 7-9, 2018 - Slam Fest 2018 Oct 14, 2018 - Fall Classic, Round 3 Oct 25-28, 2018 - Mini Majors 2018 OVER THE HILL GANG (310) 373-4506 www.overthehillgang.org May 6, 2018 - Cahuilla Creek, Anza CA May 26-27, 2018 - Reno National, Fernley NV

Jun 10, 2018 - LA County Raceway, Palmdale CA Jun 24, 2018 - SRA Grand Prix, Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA Jul 7, 2018 - Ride Day Aug 26, 2018 - Perris Raceway, Perris CA Sept 1-2, 2018 - Bay Nationals, Hollister Hills, Hollister CA Sept 16, 2018 - Milestone MX, Riverside CA Sept 30, 2018 - Cal City, South National Warm-Up Race Oct 13-14, 2018 - South National, California City CA Oct 21, 2018 - Sunrise MX Park, Adelanto CA Oct 28, 2018 - Perris MX, Perris CA Nov 10-11, 2018 - Valley National, DT1 MX Park, Tulare CA Nov 18, 2018 - Comp Edge MX Park, Hesperia CA Dec 2, 2018 - Toy Drive, Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA PERRIS RACEWAY Perris CA (951) 657-6042 www.perrismx.com Sept 23, 2018 - Fall Classic, Round 1 PRAIRIE CITY MX PARK Sacramento CA www.prairiecitymx.com (775) 265-7223 REM MOTOCROSS (951) 200-0699 www.remsatmx.com All races held at Glen Helen Raceway, Devore CA May 5, 2018 - Saturday Motocross May 12, 2018 - Saturday Motocross May 19, 2018 - Saturday Motocross Jun 16, 2018 - Saturday Motocross Jun 30, 2018 - Saturday Motocross Jul 7, 2018 - Saturday Motocross Jul 14, 2018 - Saturday Motocross Jul 21, 2018 - Saturday Motocross Jul 28, 2018 - Saturday Motocross SHORTY'S SPORTS PARK LLC Blythe CA (541) 761-7311 www.facebook.com/ shortyssportspark

SOCAL OLD TIMERS MX CLUB (714) 261-3656 www.socalotmx.org May 6, 2018 - Cahuilla Creek MX, Anza CA Jun 3, 2018- LACR, Palmdale CA May 24, 2018 - Milestone MX, Riverside CA SOCAL CHAMPIONSHIP MOTOCROSS SERIES (562) 225-0429 www.socalmxseries.com Jun 3, 2018 - Round 1, Summer Schedule, LACR, Palmdale CA Jun 10, 2018 - Round 2, Summer Schedule, Comp Edge, Hesperia CA Jul 1, 2018 - Round 3, Summer Schedule, Glen Helen, San Bernardino CA Jul 15, 2018 - Round 4, Summer Schedule, Prospectors MC, Quail Canyon MX, Gorman CA Jul 22, 2018 - Round 5, Summer Schedule, LACR, Palmdale CA Aug 12, 2018 - Round 6, Summer Schedule, Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA SUNRISE MX PARK (760) 680-6619 or (760) 947-9054 www.ride sunrisemx.com THE DIRT SERIES www.dirtseriesracing.com May 6, 2018 - Round 4, Comp Edge MX, Hesperia CA Jun 10, 2018 - Round 5, Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA Jul 22, 2018 - Round 6, Sunrise MX, Anza CA Aug 12, 2018 - Round 7, Pala Raceway, Pala CA Sept 23, 2018 - Round 8, Cahuilla Creek MX, Anza CA Oct 14, 2018 - Round 9, TBA TWMX (760) 722-7777 www.motocross.transworld.net/ twmxrs/race-schedule/ May 6, 2018 - West Coast Open, Milestone MX, Riverside CA May 20, 2018 - West Coast Open, Competitive Edge, Hesperia CA

Jun 3, 2018 - West Coast Open, Glen Helen Raceway, Devore CA WORCS (435) 635-1597 www.worcsracing.com 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

OFF ROAD SHOWS

BIG 3 (619) 276-7135 www.Big3PartsExchange.com MICHIGAN BUGGY BUILDERS (517) 402-1303 www.buggybuilders.com OFF ROAD EXPO (714) 513-8449 www.offroadexpo. com Sept 29-30, 2018 - Off Road Expo, Pomona CA OFF ROAD NIGHTS (760) 533-9380 www.ornscene.com Aug 4, 2018 - Off Road Nights, Temecula CA SAND SPORTS SUPER SHOW (714) 990-5107 www.sandsports supershow.com Sept 14-16, 2018 - Sand Sports Super Show, Costa Mesa CA

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SRA (714) 957-2985 www. sragp.com See dates under GP's TEJAS OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION 432-553-5780 www. torraracing.com See dates under Desert Racing TEXAS DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION (361) 522-3520 www. texasdesertracing.com See dates under Desert Racing WORCS (435) 635-1597 www.worcsracing.com See dates under Motocross ZR PROMOTIONS (686) 564-6653 www. zrpromo.com See dates under Desert Racing

QUAD TRAINING

ATV SAFETY INSTITUTE www.atvsafety.org 1-800786-5559 Free ATV lessons for ages 6-17 Ocotillo Wells location by request

ROCK CRAWLING

DIRT RIOT ENDURANCE RACING (714) 513-8449 www. werocklive.com Western Series Jul 7-8, 2018 - Round 3 Aug 11-12, 2018 - Round 4 Sept 8-9, 2018 - Grand Nationals NOR CAL ROCK RACING www.norcalrockracing.com Jun 23, 2018 - Round 3, Prairie City

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QUAD RACING

Also see Desert Racing, GP’s and Fun Runs ARIZONA OFF ROAD PROMOTIONS (623) 363-9665 www.arizonaoffroad promotions.com 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 www.calvmx.net See dates under Flat Track QUAD X (909) 384-9342 www.dirtseriesracing.com 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

ULTRA 4 RACING www.ultra4racing.com May 11, 2018 - MetalCloak Stampede, Prairie City SVRA Jun 15, 2018 - East/West Combined, Cross Bar Ranch, Davis OK Aug 10, 2018 - Ridgecrest OHV, Ridgecrest CA Oct 19, 2018 - National Championship, Wild West MSP, Sparks NV

SAND DRAGS

BAKO SAND DRAGS (661) 213-6783 www.facebook.com/ bakosanddrags ET MOTOPARK (480) 926-6688 www.etmotopark.com Apache Junction AZ May 12, 2018 - Mud Bogs & Sand Drags Jun 2, 2018 - Mud Bogs & Sand Drags SOCAL SAND DRAGS (559) 679-8994 www.socalsanddrags.com

Sept 28-30, 2018 - Sand Drags, Soboba Casino, San Jacinto CA

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MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS www.SupercrossOnline.com 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

Trials is the extreme level of motorcycle competition that requires precise balance and control while riding over a designated area of difficult terrain. AHRMA www.ahrma.org May 18, 2018 - Round 6, Mill Creek Motorsports Park, Combs AR Jun 23, 2018 - Round 7, Great Plains MX, Nebraska City NE Jul 21-22, 2018 - Rounds 8-9, Donner Sumit Trial, Soda Springs CA Sept 15, 2018 - Round 10, Rattlers Run Farms, Fairfield WA Sept 28, 2018 - Round 11, Bushey Ranch, Canvy CA Oct 7, 2018 - Round 12, Barber Motorsports Parkj, Birmingham AL Oct 20, 2018 - Round 13, Hollister Hills SVRA, Hollister CA Nov 3, 2018 - Round 14, Aonia Pass MX Park, Washington GA Nov 10-11, 2018 - Rounds 15-16, Moto Ventures Two-Day. Anza CA SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TRIALS ASSOCIATION (951) 334-3034 www.socaltrials.com May 20, 2018 - Youth Fun Trial, Motoventures, Cahuilla CA

UTV EVENTS

ALTA VISTA EVENTS (760) 578-6258 www.averacing.com All events held at California City CA Jun 22-23, 2018 - Pure 100 Sept 28-29, 2018 - Pure 200 Oct 26-27, 2018 - Pure 250 AMA DISTRICT 38 (619) 562-1993 www.amad38.com Races held in the Imperial County desert near El Centro CA 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 www.arizonaoffroadpromotions.com See Dates under Quad Racing ARIZONA SHORT COURSE SERIES (800) 342-2512 www.lucasoilregionalaz.com See Dates under Short Course BEST IN THE DESERT (702) 457-5775 www.bitd.com See dates under Desert Racing GLEN HELEN RACEWAY (909) 880-3090 www.glenhelen.com Jul 8, 2018 - UTV Series #1 Sept 8-9, 2018 - UTV Series #2 Oct 6-7, 2018 - UTV Series #3 LUCAS OIL REGIONAL (951) 233-2088 www.LucasOilRegional.com See Dates under Short Course

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VINTAGE MOTOCROSS

AHRMA www.ahrma.org National Vintage MX Series 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 www.americanretrocross.org 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.com May 20, 2018 - Race 12, Motoland, Lance Munnery Commerative, Motoland MX Park, Casa Grande AZ CALVMX 619-500-2869 www.calvmx.net May 20, 2018 - Round 5, Milestone MX, Riverside CA Jun 16, 2018 - Burnworth's So Cal Classic Race, Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA Jul 14, 2018 - Round 6, Perris MX Park, Perris CA Aug 18, 2018 - Round 7, Lake Elsinore Truck Track, Lake Elsinore CA Sept 9, 2018 - Round 8, Perris MX Park, Perris CA Oct 13, 2018 - Round 9, Perris MX Park, Perris CA Nov 18, 2018 - Round 10, Perris MX Park, Perris CA E

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route slices through the mid-section of Nevada. Of the 184 home stations along the entire Pony Express trail, about 20 were in Nevada. (Along with approximately 43 relay stations.) Most of the land used for the trail is BLM or state owned. Some of the maps you find guide you over roads and highways that parallel the trail. Being four wheelers, we naturally want to drive the trail itself. Or what’s left of it. Portions have been moved to accommodate private land or other issues. The trail is free to drive on, but according to the Park Service website, some historic sites and interpretive facilities may charge fees. We didn’t encounter any.

Station #147, a location for one of the home stations. There was only a marker and plaque. Nearby was a campground and quite a few off-road vehicles enjoying the sand dune. From Sand Mountain we were forced onto US 50 over the pass. The pass is broken into three segments: Westgate, Middlegate, and ven after decades and thousands of Cold Springs Station Eastgate. Fortunate miles of four wheeling in the western The biggest challenge we faced for us at lunch time, US, I’m still amazed to find neat was staying on course. Some portions, Middlegate features a bar, gas station and stretches of trail scattered about. That was particularly in the mountains, are marked hotel. The bar is a classic. Dating from the the case last year when I stumbled upon frequently. It was always encouraging to see Pony Express era in many reincarnations, a portion of the Pony the orange signs. Other times the signs were it has antique tools on the walls, dollar bills Express trail. nonexistent or spread out so far it was easy on the ceiling, and a wood burning stove/ One late winter to turn onto another trail. furnace. It’s a must see, not only for the day, I was traveling on In other cases we came upon fences or décor but to refuel the vehicles. The price Alt US 95 just east of were forced to drive around private land. In of gas was outrageous by Nevada standards Carson City, Nevada a couple spots we hit dead ends. Understand but right in line with California prices! The and spotted a sign for food was pretty good, too, though it’s typical that the Pony Express trail is not 100% the Pony Express trail. accessible. But enough is for you to explore pub fare. It sounded fascinating, and really enjoy the ride. An occasional We bailed off US 50 and back onto the so I peeled off. I placard fills in some of the details that aren’t Pony Express Trail at Cold Springs Station drove the trail until it Nevada Pony readily apparent. #144. This was perhaps the most intact connected with US 95, Express I suggest driving during a dry spell. station we saw and we spent a bit of time about 30 miles later. excursion My first two drives took place after it had wandering through it. The trail was solid After doing rained. As you can imagine, the dirt trails The next section over the north side of were solid mud. (Like we should complain. mud, but my interest some calculations, the Desatoya Mountains and through Smith was fired up. I returned I figured the Could you imagine taking those on Creek Station was one of the more beautiful horseback?) with a buddy for a short group could run areas. drive another day. We the bulk of the We were really fortunate during the We ran out of sun light after 146 miles February scouting trip. The weather was were met with mud trail, west to east, yet again, but I was clear, and most of the trails were dry. Even in 3-½ days. I had in the area of Austin, Nevada and called it quits for the day. even more determined when we were up in elevation, the snow was three goals: 1) Saturday: The goal was SR 305 to to return. I knew the only about an inch deep. Drive as much of next time would be a the trail in Nevada the Utah border. This was a challenging segment. We spent a good deal of time full blown scouting Returning to the Pony Express Trail as possible. 2) looking for the trail, backtracking where it trip. That took place in Although I’ve driven parts of the trail Visit all the was blocked by land owners, and pushing in Nevada before, this was my first attempt February. stations along the through mountain trails that are rarely used at scouting the trail border to border. But The Pony Express way (assuming and looking for camp sites. I’m already thinking of returning. trail offers a nice mix they still existed.) We didn’t complete the goal but had We managed 102 miles before the of fascinating history, 3) Driving fast, beautiful scenery, cover the distance sunset overtook us. It was apparent we were a lot of fun in the process. And I learned a lot, so I know what to do and what not not going to reach Utah. We headed for and enough 4WD to do in the future. The next trip challenges to keep you will be shorter and more concise. upright in your seat. Pony Express Trail marker For example, we’ll skip the part that courses through a subdivision. Pony Express an important part of in three days (well fast by There are a few dead ends and other American history 4-wheel drive standards). uninteresting segments. I should be A full discussion about the Pony That last goal proved to able to turn it into a Friday - Sunday Express is beyond the scope of this article. be rather ambitious. adventure. Mind you, we won’t cover (You can learn a lot on the internet.) But a I divided the route the entire Nevada portion. But you brief review is helpful. into three segments. will see and experience enough to The Pony Express (sometimes called Thursday: Dayton more fully appreciate this historic The Pony) lasted only about 18 months, to Fallon. We gathered at trail. from April 1860 to October 1861. That’s Dayton, which is just east Smith Creek Reservoir The Pony Express trail offers a a surprisingly short time considering how of Carson City, at about good mix of history and scenery, yet deeply entrenched in America folklore it 3:00 p.m. on Thursday. Entering the trail at is still challenging from a four-wheeling the closest town to fuel up both us and the is. A little more than 1,800 miles long. The that point, we made it only to US 95 (just perspective. route stretched from St. Joseph, Missouri, to south of Fallon) right at sunset. That portion, vehicles. To get a head start on the return Do you feel like saddling up for a trip trip home, we drove to Tonopah, stopping Sacramento, California. Its stated goal was roughly 53 miles, is mostly flat and easy on “The Pony”? I’m thinking of offering a along the way at a very dark intersection for trip in spring or fall. You, too, could ride into to get mail from one end to the other in 10 going. Fortunately, the weather was dry, or one last look at the night sky full of stars. days. That was faster than the stagecoaches, this portion would be very muddy. a bit of Old West history. which had been carrying the mail up to that Friday: We drove through the Carson Typical challenges on the trail today Tom Severin, 4x4 Coach, teaches 4WD point. Sink to Sand Mountain. Encountered Despite its origins, the Pony Express Pony Express riders stopped at a series a number of rolling hills but also open owners how to confidently and safely use trail is just another 4WD trail today: you of stations along the way. They included grassland. The section was a lot of fun on their vechicles to the fullest extent in difficult don’t see any hoof prints. But you get some terrain and adverse driving conditions. main (or “home”) stations, as well as the mud hills through the Carson Sink. sense of the conditions the riders faced. Contact him at tom@4x4training.com or smaller relay stations. Some of the home It would have been very difficult if not Being a Pony Express rider was not an easy visit www.4x4training.com to develop or stations were also used as stage coach stops, impossible had they been wet. We arrived assignment. It was physically and mentally improve your driving skill. Copyright 2018, which added to their history. at Sand Mountain a bit before lunch. challenging, and many times flat out Badlands Off-Road Adventures, Inc E Approximately 500 miles long, the This was the location of the Sand Springs dangerous.

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Are You a Prescription Drug Addict? Would You Like To Be One?

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ello Off Road Readers! With all the news on opioid addictions and deaths in the news, I figured it was a good time to get Off Road readers some information on the subject. Opioids are generally prescribed for pain reduction and to make a person more comfortable if they are in severe pain from a myriad of conditions. Sometimes post dental, post surgery, pre-surgery, injuries, trauma and chronic pain. Doctors have been handing them out like candy for decades to all who ask for them and even those who don't! Only recently, due to an increase in awareness of opioid addiction and overdose deaths has this health issue come to light. New guidelines recommend extra scrutiny in opioid prescription. Big Pharma wants everyone on them for their profits. As usual, it is all about money. Big Pharma even PAYS doctors to hand them out, get them prescribed to as many people as possible. It's amazing to me what lengths they go to to get as many people on these drugs as possible. A recent article in the Washington Post last week stated that doctors, ¨Medical Doctors received more than $46 million from drug companies¨ marketing the use of opioids. You can look that up on the web and as that was the title of the article and see for yourself. Much of what I've written here is based on that article. In fact, one in 12 MD's has received money from drug companies marketing opioid medications, according to a study released the first week of September this year. Researchers at Boston Medical Center found that from 2012 to 2015, 68,117 doctors received more than $46

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million in payments from drug companies pushing the powerful and extremely addictive pain killers. Wow! More than 52,000 died in 2015 in the USA alone according the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Now there is a difference in opioids and opiates but not much as they have the same effects. Opiates are drugs derived from opium. At one time opioids referred to synthetic opiates, drugs created to emulate, be just like, opium, even though they are chemically different. Nowadays, the term "opioid" is used for the entire family of "opiates", including natural, synthetic and semi-synthetic versions. Here are some examples of common drug names that are opioids. The generic name will be followed by the brand name(s): • Hydrocodone, aka, Norco or Vicodin • Hydromorphone, aka, Dilaudid, Exalgo • Morphine, aka, Astramorph, Avinza • Oxycodone, aka, OxyContin, Percocet Now Off Road readers, are you taking any of those? Family, friends, enemies or insignificant others you may know? Well, you can read up yourself about the many side effects including death. These, like other powerful and addictive drugs can tear apart and ruin your entire life, family and even those around you. People do crazy, stupid unjust things when they are addicted to

these types of drugs. Meanwhile in Washington DC, all the talking heads, Poli-Ticks, focus on "illegal drugs" for the most part which have only killed about 15,000 a year in the USA for the last three decades or so, according to the CDC. And most of those were opioids as well, like heroin. Yet, about 60,000 die each year in the USA from legal drugs that the MDś prescribe for pain. Another 250,000 die from preventable medical errors. When one looks at these facts and numbers, one should be thinking "Where should the real War on Drugs be focused?" Opioids work by attaching to tiny parts of the nerves in the brain that are called opioid receptors. This is not only a pleasurable sensation but they also block pain. They work the same as illegal heroin and opium. So, are you or a family member or a friend on these drugs? Family MD's received the largest number of payments from the drug companies to promote their use. How wonderful! "Talk to your doctor about it" is the mantra of every fourth or fifth ad on TV that you soak up. Other

cases have soared even more for 2016 and 2017. Doctors were paid the most for the promotion and use of Fentanyl, which is typically used in hospitals to treat post surgical pain, cancer patients and for end of life care. Now don't get me wrong as this chiropractic doctor (DC) is all for drugs when they are the best choice at hand for a given condition. Yet, even a visit to the dentist for a tooth extraction can result in getting some of these types of drugs and becoming addicted. Some people seem to be particularly susceptible to becoming addicted. We can see this same thing with nicotine addictions in tobacco use and alcohol abuse. If you have issues with addiction to those legal substances, I think you and your doctor should use extra caution with prescription drugs of this type. Well you can blame none other than Sir Ed Stovin from the San Diego Off Road Coalition for this article as he mentioned I might write about something other than chiropractic treatments. I've just been here at my clinic in Old Town San Diego for 33 years treating folks without drugs for all kinds of pain and conditions, when possible. Perhaps folks in the western part of the world just want the quick fix for all their issues? "Hey Doc, can you re-up my prescription for legal Rx heroin?" Instead of trying one of those crazy Chiro-Doctors, exercise, proper diet and nutrition. Oh Dear, those are not covered on my medical insurance plan! Well, neither are your gas and groceries folks. And how important is your health worth to you anyway. Again, if you just got your leg broken in half doing that big jump at the desert, well thank the Lord for these types of drugs to get you by, get you through surgery and other serious medical conditions that indeed warrant their use. To allow yourself to become a prescription-legal drug addict is a poor life choice. It is easy to do when the doctor in the white smock tells you to just go to the pharmacy for all your aches and pains.

To allow yourself to become a prescription-legal drug addict is a poor life choice. It is easy to do when the doctor in the white smock tells you to just go to the pharmacy for all your aches and pains. pain relievers, including NSAIDs like aspirin and ibuprofen were not as heavily marketed as opioids. The study went on to find that although pharmaceutical companies spent freely around the country, some states were hit harder by the opioid crisis than others. And sure enough, states including Indiana, Ohio and New Jersey, that President Trump mentioned in a few of his speeches on the crisis, those states recorded the most payments to MD's for prescribing them to their patients. What is the definition of a "Drug Pusher?" The study by Hadland of Boston Medical Research used data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Since then, the drug overdoes

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New England Energy Prices Are Becoming A ‘Horror Story’ Because Of Clean Energy

By Tim Pearce Posted April 10, 2018 ew England’s push to transition its grid from fossil fuels to clean energy is hitting consumers hard with energy rates far above the rest of the nation, The Washington Examiner reported. Residents of six states in the Northeast are paying 56 percent more for energy than the national average. Regulators and lawmakers are simultaneously killing projects for

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natural gas pipelines, wind turbines and hydropower. “I am getting nervous in New England,” Robert Powelson, a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, said recently according to The Washington Examiner. “It is almost like a horror story.” New England was hit particularly hard with snow and cold weather over the winter. Natural gas prices in the area spiked by nearly triple in some select markets, making New England the most expensive market for fuel in the world. The cold snap forced utilities in New England to search internationally for fuel that could be shipped into Boston, even accepting natural gas that originated in Russia. Ironically, New England sits next to one of the largest deposits of shale oil in the U.S., the Marcellus Shale that covers parts of New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. A lack of pipelines leaves New England residents stranded, however, without a system to deliver enough natural gas to fill demand. “The bottom line really, is demand for natural gas is growing faster than the infrastructure to deliver natural gas,” Moody’s Analytics head energy economist Chris Lafakis told The Washington Examiner. “When you don’t have enough of it, goods start costing more than they should. In terms of consumers, it raises electricity prices. Economics have driven the industry to natural gas in a big way. So, it’s a great fuel to use, but we need to be able to deliver it cheaply and reliably.” New England states have clean energy regulations that force utilities to add increasing amounts of clean energy facilities to their energy mix, but regulators have blocked projects that would help utilities hit the mandated goals. New Hampshire regulators killed a transmission line in February that would have imported hydropower from Canada. Regulators cited concerns over impact to tourism and business.

Apple And Google Claim To Run On 100% Green Energy, But There’s A Huge Caveat

By Michael Bastasch Posted April 10, 2018 pple said it had reached its goal of powering all its facilities with 100 percent green energy, garnering headlines about the company’s commitment to the environment. Apple’s announcement came a few days after Google, which uses way more energy, had met its own 100 percent green energy goal. Both companies have been working towards relying exclusively on green energy for years, part of a larger push by tech companies to become more ecoconscience. Each announcement came with a huge caveat — green energy goals were met through purchasing credits. Apple and Google are hooked up to the grid like all other multinational companies, meaning there’s no way for them to guarantee the electricity they receive was generated by wind turbines or solar panels. So, yes, both companies still rely on fossil fuels to keep their servers humming. Renewable Energy Credits, or RECs, are used by companies to keep track of their green energy purchases. Companies can claim to “offset” their use of fossil fuels by funding additions of green energy to the grid. With the world still getting most electricity from fossil fuels, it’s impossible for Apple and Google to not use coal, oil and gas while connected to the grid. Google, for starters, said it had “matched” its actual energy usage with green energy purchases, pretty much all from solar and wind farms. Google’s Urs Hölzle admitted in a blog post, “it’s not yet possible to ‘power’ a company of our scale by 100 percent renewable energy.”

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Hölzle wrote: It’s true that for every kilowatthour of energy we consume, we add a matching kilowatt-hour of renewable energy to a power grid somewhere. But that renewable energy may be produced in a different place, or at a different time, from where we’re running our data centers and offices. What’s important to us is that we are adding new clean energy sources to the electrical system, and that we’re buying that renewable energy in the same amount as what we’re consuming, globally and on an annual basis. Apple also met its 100 percent green energy goal through purchasing RECs, but Fast Company reported the iPhone maker “has been very consistent about keeping its RECs closely associated with actual energy.” Though that’s not possible

everywhere in the world. To its credit, Apple does try its best to purchase RECs from facilities it helped build, usually near company facilities. “For the last couple of years we’ve been close to 100 percent,” said former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, Apple’s environment czar. “It’s just four percent more, but it’s four percent done the right way,” Jackson told Fast Company. “So this announcement feels like a classic Apple product release. Like our products, we sweat the details, we have pretty strict standards, and we prefer to wait and meet our standards than to rush and make a claim.” There’s another caveat with Apple’s announcement. Apple relies on suppliers and contractors for the really energy-intensive processes that go into its phones, tablets and computers. Apple’s suppliers aren’t covered by its 100 percent green energy goal. Apple got 23 of its suppliers to sign their own 100 percent green energy pledges, but the company’s biggest supplier, Foxconn, has not signed such a pledge. E

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The Endangered Off Roader The newsletter of the

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have four topics to discuss today: Red Stickers, Oceano Dunes, Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan and Grants.

Red Stickers

Today I was on a webinar about Red Sticker vehicles with the California Air Resources Board staff. They have been studying red sticker vehicle emissions with an eye towards likely ending the program. Today they discussed the findings from the last few years of looking at this. If you didn't know, Red Sticker vehicles (mostly racing off-road motorcycles) have been given an exemption from emissions restrictions since 2003. About half of all off-road motorcycles sold in California have been red sticker bikes and they calculate that these bikes produce about 10 tons of pollution each day. Their calculations are based on test results and a survey that tells how much these bikes are ridden. From the look of their data, it appears that they have greatly over estimated how many hours, or miles these bikes are ridden. This makes a big difference in the calculations and how they might treat our bikes. One thing for sure is that two strokes contribute a lot to the amount of pollution. The staff have announced that they will be having a meeting May 16th to discuss the plan they will come up with to present to the public and the Board. (The Air Resources Board will decide what action, if any, to take) I will be working with other interested leaders on this.

in late March that would close a number of acres and plant natural vegetation on the dunes. The State said that in five years the dust would be reduced by 30%. At the meeting, the APCD said that that plan was not good enough and that they need to make a 50% reduction and they have until the end of April to come up with a plan. My personal opinion is if you move next to an airport, you can't complain about the noise and if you move next to an off-road park, you shouldn't complain about the dust. Friends of Oceano Dunes has been very aggressive in pursuing legal recourse to keep the dunes open and will continue to do so. CORVA is also interested in fighting to keep this area open and has been talking to lawyers. This Air Resources Board has a lot of power and may be capable of closing Oceano Dunes if they are not satisfied. Oceano Dunes is the most visited off-road State park and get more visits than Ocotillo Wells.

Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan was completed in 2016 and was made to determine where renewable energy can be created and transported, as well as what land will be protected and what land will be used for motorized recreation in the California BLM managed desert. The energy companies were not happy with the outcome of this plan and complained to Trump, who ordered the plan reopened. The first comment period for scoping has just closed and I put some comments in. I suggested they study the effects of the plan on economics and recreation, I stressed that renewable energy creation and transport does not belong in open OHV areas, including geothermal in Ocotillo Wells. I suggested that the 1% disturbance cap in conservation areas is too strict and it should not apply to routes. Opening this plan makes changes to the California Desert Conservation Area plan, so I asked for a minor boundary adjustments to an OHV area that could use some attention. It will be a while before the plan draft is released, maybe a year or more. I'll let you know when we hear anything.

This Air Resources Board has a lot of power and may be capable of closing Oceano Dunes if they are not satisfied. Oceano Dunes is the most visited offroad State park and get more visits than Ocotillo Wells

Oceano Dunes

Tough times at Pismo Beach, also known as Oceano Dunes. The Air Pollution Control District for that area has heard complaints from residents who live near the dunes about dust issues. Monitoring has shown unhealthy levels of dust by the homes. So the APCD has told State Parks (Oceano Dunes is an off-road State Park, like Ocotillo Wells) to make a plan to reduce the dust going to these homes. The plan was announced

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Grants

Green and Red Sticker fees plus some fuel tax go to off-roaders in the form of grants to agencies and nonprofits who help off-roading. When the grant applications are filed, they become available for the public to read and comment on. I looked at grants in the southern half of our State and found a few odd things I brought up to grant administrators and applicants. Imperial County Sheriff's Department are good people. They are not known for heavy handed enforcement, which I appreciate, however, their grants were a little odd. Their education grant received this comment from me. "This is an interesting grant that I, unfortunately, take issue with. I applaud the Sheriffs going out and doing public outreach to young people, I wonder why there are no line item requests for any educational materials. Usually these grants look to print materials to distribute or obtain materials from Tread Lightly or other organizations. I also don't understand the need for a 4 wheel drive vehicle for outreach purposes. Everyone who stages to use OHV's does so in two wheel drive areas. I have staged in Imperial County hundreds of times in two wheel drive and have never been stuck. I still appreciate IC Sheriff's Department, I would just like to see their grant make a little more sense." They also wrote a restoration grant request. Restoration means looking at an area that was used and closed to OHV or never had it legally and now they want to restore it to how it was before. IC sheriff's are looking at the shore of the Salton Sea and want to reduce people driving and racing there. They ask for hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay salaries to patrol. My comments. "I know Imperial County sheriffs do a great job of keeping peace in OHV areas of Imperial County. I have never, however, seen a restoration grant from a Sheriff's office. In the grant there is talk about rock and fence to stop OHVs from going on the Playa, but there are no line items in the grant request for materials, other than a patrol vehicle. I like this agency, but feel this grant request is a

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stretch on what restoration grants should be." The San Diego County Sheriff's asked for money to buy 40 pairs of goggles, 50 pairs of gloves and 20 helmets. It doesn't add up to much money compared to the overall grant, but stikes me as odd. I also don't like the $3500 for 100 signs that say "Off-Road Vehicles prohibited", but that is just my opinion. Riverside County is asking for $250,000 to look for a site suitable for an off-road park. I have seen this type of grant from this county a few times before, but they never went anywhere. We can just hope for the best. California City has a lot of land open for off-roading and they get big grants. That is fine, but this year they are asking for $47,800 for a dump truck. I don't see what a dump truck is useful for in an OHV area. As far as I know, OHV land managers only use heavy equipment to smooth out dirt roads and staging areas. Ridgecrest BLM restoration is asking for $140,000 to hire three interns. I remember when interns only got an item to put on their resume. There is a little OHV area in the northern part of the Cleveland National Forest called Wildomar. My comment, "This grant request reads as though it is business as usual at Wildomar OHV area. $83,00 to manage this area. Problem is the area is closed now. Closed due to a fire in the area recently. You say it will open in December 2018, but until then I'm not sure if we need to fund all the specialists and regular maintenance work such as cleaning the rest rooms etc when there are no visitors. I hope the forest can get the area open soon. If the CNF would like help, maybe coordinating volunteers to work out there, please let me know. I have volunteered in the Descanso District in the past and would come up there if it would help get the area opened." As I'm writing this month's column Off-road lobby day is scheduled for April 16th and I am going to Sacramento to work on the bills I described last month.I'll let you know how the bills are doing next month. E

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Jim Elgar, 1958 VW pan based buggy. Samoa Dunes, California, 1968. Photo borrowed from Old School Dune Buggies and Sand Rails Facebook page. Visit and "like" their page, then check out all the awesome shots from days gone by.

Kenny Freeman at the 1984 Mint 400

The TT track at Barona Speedway in Ramona CA. It was the early 1980's and three-wheel race promoter Buck Wetzel added TT motorcycle racing to the event. It was an excellent track and wound in and out of the trees. #6 Woody Carlson got the holeshot, #65 Cal Rayborn Jr. in second, #119 Steve Kukla in fourth.

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Dirtbits

Godfather’ Sal Fish, Iconic ‘Ironman’ Ivan Stewart are co-Grand Marshals

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until it became the premiere desert race in the world, now covered by national and international television as well as journalists from a dozen countries. Fish developed TV coverage of the old SCORE Off-Road World Championships at the old Riverside International Speedway and created a number of highlights that made it a unique spectator event including creating the concept of “heavy metal” and “mini metal” divisions. The marquee SCORE TrophyTruck division, for high-tech unlimited production trucks with upwards of 900 horsepower, was another innovation when Fish introduced the division in 1994. The rewards of the SCORE position were varied. Hanging in his Malibu home-office is the copy of a resolution introduced in the California State Assembly by Assemblyman Richard Katz of the 39th District. The assembly honored Fish for “contribution to the sport of international off-road racing” and commended him for “his exemplary record of public service.” Another early decision that helped raise the stature of the sport came when SCORE joined with the late Walt Lott and

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Lott’s High Desert Racing Association (HDRA) to produce a combined championship series of races unparalleled in the world. Together, Fish and Lott organized the major manufacturers into an advisory committee, which served to recommend technical and safety rules to the organizers, assist with public relations and communicate to participants. The combined HDRA/SCORE series ran from 1985-1991. SCORE purchased HDRA outright, forming one organization in 1993. Ever the visionary, Fish secured the Laughlin (Nevada) Tourism Council, in association with the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority and Las Vegas Events, as the title sponsor of the SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge, held from 1995 through 2012. He also brought the LVCVA and LVE to SCORE for the annual SCORE Terrible’s Primm 300, which started in 1996 and ran through 2009. Fish also produced the monumental once-in-lifetime SCORE Baja 2000 to help commemorate the advent of the new millennium in the year 2000, running the legendary race down the length of the Baja California peninsula in Mexico-from Ensenada to Cabo San Lucas. In 2007, Fish produced the monumental 40th anniversary of the SCORE Baja 1000. Festivities began in Tijuana, the actual start was in Ensenada, Baja California, and it finished in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur.

SAL AWARDS

Fish was honored in December 2003, receiving the inaugural BFGoodrich Tires Motorsports Person of the Year award for his many contributions to the world of motorsports. Fish also brought SCORE to the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the U.S. Government in 2004 and 2005. SCORE provided significant logistical and operational support for the ongoing DARPA Grand Challenge for autonomous robotic ground vehicles, a massive DARPA research project designed to assist the U.S. Military. In 2005, Fish was the first recipient of a new OffRoad Lifetime Achievement award presented by Advanstar Communications at the Off-Road Impact Show in January. In 2006, Fish was voted into the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame, headquartered in Reno, Nev., and in 2003 he was enshrined into the Baja Ivan “Ironman” Stewart Legacy Hall of

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Fame, located at Horsepower Ranch near Ensenada, Mexico. In February of 2010, Fish was honored for the third consecutive year by the Mexican Federation of Motorsports. During an elaborate formal awards presentation in Mexico City, Fish received the prized Silver Helmet Award for the third time. Fish was also honored with a special Community Achievement Award and Charter Life Membership in 2005 by the Laughlin, Nev., Chamber of Commerce. Governments, Governors and Mayors from every area where SCORE has produced events have honored Fish with special commendations and keys to the city. A feature-length documentary, directed by Dana Brown, called ‘Dust To Glory’, was produced in association with SCORE International. Released in April, 2005, it was a tribute to the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.

‘IRONMAN’ MARSHAL

SCORE is also honored to have Stewart, the legendary desert racer known by his legions of fans as the ‘Ironman’, as


the co-Grand Marshal of this year’s race with Fish. Racing since 1973, Stewart joined the Toyota factory team in 1983 for Cal Wells at Precision Preparation Inc. (PPI). He had a total of 84 career off-road race victories in stadium, short course and desert. Stewart won a record 17 races in Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group’s (MTEG) stadium series, a record 17 SCORE Baja 500 class wins (including 10 SCORE Baja 500 overall wins), three SCORE Baja 1000s, and five SCORE season class point titles, including SCORE overall point championships in 1990 and 1993.

IRONMAN SCORE TROPHY TRUCK

Stewart is one of the original desert racing stars that moved into the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division for high-tech, 900 horsepower, unlimited production trucks when SCORE debuted the featured racing division in 1994. In his final six years of racing (9499), the Ironman won his SCORE Trophy Truck class nine times. He still stands tied for fifth in all-time SCORE Trophy Truck race wins after 127 total races in the 24-year history of the spectacular racing class. Stewart was a pioneer in the highprofile racing class along with champion drivers like Rob MacCachren, Walker Evans, Roger Mears, Larry Ragland, brothers Paul and Dave Simon, Jimmy Smith and Curt LeDuc. Ahead of Stewart on the all-time SCORE Trophy Truck win list are SCORE legends Rob MacCachren, first with 15 race wins, brothers Ed and Tim Herbst, Larry Ragland and Robby Gordon who each has 11 SCORE Trophy Truck race wins. Stewart is tied for fifth with nine SCORE Trophy Truck race wins with Andy McMillin and the team of Dan Smith/Dave Ashley. He also won four SCORE World Championships at the old Riverside International Raceway and three MTEG stadium racing titles.

IRONMAN AWARDS

Stewart was a 2006 inductee in the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame. In 2009, Stewart was also inducted into the San Diego Hall of Champions Breitbard Hall of Fame. Stewart retired from racing in 2000. He continued to be instrumental in off road racing, becoming a founder in the ProTruck Racing Organization. Currently, Stewart continues to be a special spokesperson for Toyota. Since Stewart’s retirement from racing, Toyota introduced the Toyota Tundra truck and soon afterwards produced a very limited number of trucks as the Ivan Stewart Ironman edition. These trucks featured a special Ivan Stewart signature package with Toyota Racing Development (TRD) wheels, grille, interior, and supercharger. Ivan Stewart also became known in the video game circuit, lending his name and his style of stadium racing to a series of games entitled “Super Off Road. He wrote a book, Ivan "Ironman" Stewart's

Ultimate Off-Road Adventure Guide (Motorbooks, 2007). He also appeared in the live action video for kids/Real Wheels video, "There Goes a Race Car." Stewart is from San Diego and still resides in the San Diego area.

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take what has been developed over the years with CampRev and condense the three day camp schedule into a one day program. CampRev Express is designed to provide riders with a firm spiritual, physical, and technical foundation through our world class program. CampREV Express is set up for riders of all ages and skill levels that are looking to take their ability on the racetrack to a new level! This is achieved by keeping Camper numbers down and being able to connect with each rider. CampREV Express features a devotion and prayer time, in addition to refining skills such

as conditioning, corners, jumping, starts, riding position, technique and a whole lot of FUN! We are looking forward to seeing you at CampRev Express! Registration is open for all of our summer camps: Texas at Swan MX Park, Southern California at Glen Helen, South Carolina at South Of The Boarder MX, and Washington at Washougal MX Park. We are also working on adding 1 to 2 more camps to our summer schedule. We are really excited to share these dates with you and the new exciting elemets that we will be putting in place this summer. We will be having a lot of fun and we pray that you will be joining us at CampRev this summer! Please keep checking www. camprev.com for the latest devlopements and more info. CampREV Texas will be held at Swan MX Park June 2nd, 3rd, & 4th. CampRev Washington will be held at Washougal MX Park August 20th, 21st, 22nd. CampRev SoCal will be held at Glen Helen Raceway July 30th, July 31st, & August 1st. CampREV South Carolina will be held at South Of The Boarder MX July 13th, 14th, & 15th. CampRev Express will be held at local Southeren California tracks throughout the weeks of May. To get further information and/or to register visit www.camprev.com E

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By Steve Caro Photos by Kathryn Caro

CALVMX/100% VINTAGE MOTOCROSS Round 3 - March 18, 2018 Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park, Lake Elsinore CA

Shonie Shoemaker he third round of the CALVMX/100% 2018 vintage racing season saw the racers making their first appearance at the Lake Elsinore Motorsports Facility. Awaiting them was a course quite unlike most had ever faced before. Staged on the inactive short course truck racing track at Lake Elsinore, the course most closely resembled a smooth course TT track in the tradition of the legendary Peoria and Castle Rock venues of Class C dirt track racing. Speed and precise use of brakes and shifting were key elements to success. This round was dedicated to the memory of the late Brian Tracy, one of the fastest racers to ever compete in the world of vintage motocross. Known for piloting some of the most “well used” Yamaha’s ever seen, Tracy was a regular winner at every track he competed before his untimely death in a horrendous off-season climbing accident. The GP1 classes (pre-1981) were the first on the Elsinore course. In GP1-500 Expert, Shaun Hamer (Suz) timed the flag start perfectly to lead the pack down the long starting straight. Behind Hamer, Ed Stovin (Mai) gave chase with Bill Davidson (Yamaha) in third. Lap speeds were impressive, while the sound of big bore two-strokes at full throttle down the long rolling front straight, is seldom heard nowadays. Midway thru the moto, Hamer led by roughly six seconds. Second

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place Stovin never relented, using the outside banking on the front straight to maintain his flat-out pace. At the checkers, Hamer took the win, followed by Stovin and Davidson. Stovin took the lead at the start of moto two with Davidson and Hamer giving chase. Even with MX gearing on his Maico, Stovin’s pace was torrid. Davidson flogged the course on his YZ-465 in hot pursuit, with third place Hamer closing on the front runners. At the checkers, Stovin took the win to clinch the overall victory with Hamer and Davidson second and third. In the pre-1975 classes, great racing was on display in both the 60 Plus Vintage Intermediate and Expert classes. Moto, one saw Intermediate ranked Fred Cox (CZ) Ed Stovin

David Ham INSET Charles Hilton overcome the tricky dirt surface start to take a commanding lead, followed by Charles Hilton (Honda) and Alan Cheever (CZ). Meanwhile, Expert ranked Phil Hall (CZ) and Bill Davidson (CZ) also powered their way down the front straight. As the mixed pack navigated the Elsinore course, Cox hardly backed off the throttle on his way around the course. As Cox increased his lead, Hall too began to inch ahead of his pursuers using a steady throttle hand and constant shifting to keep his Czech machine in its powerband. By the final lap, both Cox and Hall had built up unchallenged leads and crossed the flag with their class victories. Hilton took second behind Cox, while Davidson took the runner-up spot behind Hall in the Expert division. As the green flag flew for the start of the second moto, Cox powered into turn one with the lead. Behind Cox, Hilton finessed his way thru the mixed pack into second, with Cheever again in third. As Cox solidified his lead, Hall used good line choices to put himself firmly in front of the Experts. By the midway point of the moto, both Cox and Hall held substantial leads over their challengers. Free from opposition , the pair sped their way to the overall wins in their divisions. Three-wheelers made their first appearance of the CALVMX season and the Elsinore course was the perfect venue. In the Open A division, David Ham (Honda) and Dwight Jeckel (Honda) dueled for the overall victory. In race one, Jeckel took the lead on the back portion of the course with Ham close behind. The two veterans powered their way around the track with impressive controlled slides and top gear high speed runs

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down the front straight. Ham pressured Jeckel the entire moto, with Jeckel taking the win with Ham and John Robertson (Hon) next across the line. Sharing the course with the A Division, the B Division was won by Jerry Nocciolo Jr, with his son Gerald Nocciolo III and Jason Lohrbach second and third. Race two saw Ham finding the elusive traction he needed to nab the lead with Jeckel mere feet behind. Throughout the moto, Ham and Jeckel pushed their 30 plus year-old machines to their limits. As the dust clouds grew around the course, Ham clung to his lead crossing the line to clinch the overall victory, followed by Jeckel and Robertson. In the B class, the Nocciolo family traded finishing places with Gerald III capturing first and the overall win, with Jerry Jr second and Lohrbach third. Other winners during the day included Shonie Shoemaker (Kaw) taking the overall in the Women’s Novice class, with Kerri Kress (Suz) making a return to motocross after a full year of road racing capturing the overall in Women’s Intermediate. Brent Wilkinson (Yam) added to his win total with the overall in 50 Plus GP Expert while Ron Rinden (Suz) collected the gold in the 60 Plus GP Intermediate class.

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Chase Desousadia and Carson Crawford battle for position in the UTV race in Quartzsite

AZOP at Quartzsite

Richard Heyer soars his way toward a first in class finish

Round 3, March 10-11, 2018 Article & Photos By Jonathan Barrett

Luis Kortright focuses on finishing his race in the Pro class

Brian Perry Jr. leaps over the water jump in front of the crowd in Quartzsite

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he Round 3 stop of Arizona Offroad Promotion’s championship series landed in Quartzsite, Arizona. Hundreds of racers attended the first race AZOP has held in Quartzsite, including 47 bikes, 23 quads and 25 UTV’s in adult, and 43 Mini Bikes, 24 Mini Quads and 28 170 and 570cc UTV’s. The race was held at Main Event Showplace, a 40 acre piece of private land that was generously lent to AZOP to host the race on. The track was complete with a huge water jump set in front of the spectator area, followed by a tractor tire jump into the finish line. This race was a great one for spectators, and there were large crowds both at the water jump and along the ridge line above the starting straight. The big bikes started the day for adults, with the Pro Class #223 Husqvarna of Luis Kortright grabbing the holeshot ahead of the #151 Kawasaki of Clayton Hengeveld, followed closely by the #188 Blud Lubricants Honda of Wyatt Perry, 101 of Travis Azure and the x15 of Jeremy Newton. Kortright would hold the lead with Hengeveld only 7 seconds behind finishing lap one, and closing the gap to 4 seconds on lap two. On lap three, Hengeveld made the pass on Kortright and would not look back until the checkered flag. The Pro podium would stay the same until lap 10, when Kortright went over the handlebars while coming into the timing gate. Although hitting hard, Kortright got up, chased his bike 10 feet, and hopped right back on after shedding his goggles. This would put him back to fourth heading into the final lap as Perry and Newton passed the downed Kortright. In the next four and a half minutes, Kortright rocketed his way back to second, passing Newton and Perry to take the second step of the podium. Hengeveld

kept his hand on the throttle and earned a solid first landed in the middle of the track. After a quick flip After the beatings these machines took from place by one minute and 16 seconds. and tow off the track, he walked away intact. a fast but unforgiving course, all drivers would Other notable finishes on day one are Jarren Lap 2 would also bring Dan Kelly into the breathe a sigh of relief when the checkered came Atwater winning Open C on his Suzuki, Drew Farris top spot, and he would hold that for 5 laps until out. Notable finishes include Kali Kinsman taking winning Open B on his Suzuki, the Blud Lubricants James Moore would put a pass on Kelly and take the 1000cc Turbo class and the Blud Lubricants Suzuki of Brian Perry Jr winning Open A, and Rich the lead with 3 laps to go, taking the checkered in Clayton Winiecki taking the 900cc class. Heyer winning Master 50+ B on his Suzuki. Overall, first. Dan Kelly would take second place and Calvin The Minis and Peewee classes took the Suzuki took the top step of the podium in four Matthews would take third. In the 1000cc Nonshort track and showed their talent and promise. races. Turbo Class, the 50 Caliber Racing #114 of Robert In the Mini Bike race, Jon Nordling took the 65cc The ATV’s were up next B class, Makela Martinez took Women’s C, for the day and it was the #23 Tate Van Voorst took 80-150cc A, Gunner Pointless Racing Yamaha of Deatherage took 80-150cc B, and Tyler Mike Sloan taking the hole shot Standage took the 80-150cc C class. The and never looking back, leading young guns came out to play in the Peewee every lap. Behind him was the race, with Marley Kuhn taking the 65cc C rest of Pointless Racing and the class, Courtney Curley taking 50cc 4-6 Years, Blud Lubricants riders Andrew and Jon Nordling taking 50cc 7-8 Years Old. and Erin Simmons, both riding On 4 wheels, the Mini Quads took the track Honda, battling the entire race and saw Tyler Tsosie win the 250-400cc class and staying close to each and Wyatt Rock winning the 91-300cc 10-15 other. Zak Haroldson’s Yamaha Years Old class. The Peewees saw Lane pushed all race to keep up, Johnson win the ATV 50-79cc 4-6 yrs old but ultimately fell behind and class, Landon Johnson win the ATV 80cc+ finished fourth. The podium Beginner class, and Gabriel Simmons win the for the ATV’s had the top step ATV 80cc+ Advanced class. proudly taken by Mike Sloan by Erin Simmons sends his Duncan Racing Yamaha to a second place Last but not least, the 170cc and 570cc three minutes and 44 seconds, UTV’s came out fast and ready to rock. These finish in Quartzsite Erin Simmons and Andrew young drivers are the future of UTV racing, Simmons taking third. Olander would take the hole shot, followed by and their skill and machinery show it. Ian Kowalski Notable finishes include Travis Tarno of the #96 Polaris of Carson Crawford and the #94 of Extreme Fabrication would take the 170cc race Tarno Racing and Motorsports taking the Expert Yamaha of Bradley Scanlom. after leading the entire race, with Vincent Riccitelli Class, Nick Helton taking the Sportsman Class, Taking off from a bad start, the #27 Yamaha coming from a 10th place start, picking his way and David Ham taking the ATC 3 Wheeler Class. YXZ 1000 of Mike Spagnola came across the through the field, and taking second. Third place The UTV’s put on quite a show this race. line in fourth on lap one, but through the race he went to Bailey Christian, who had second locked Between the water jump, tire jump and the uneven fought hard, taking the lead in 6 laps and leading down until Riccitelli took it on lap 7. whoops this track had to offer, the UTV’s had a the rest of the race. The Blud Lubricants/ Winiecki The 570’s showed up Sunday and showed complete performance challenge on their hands. Motorsports #903 of Kody Winiecki held a solid they were there to race. Jessie Owens of Xtreme The AWC Racing Polaris RZR 1000 Turbo of race, holding second on lap one and taking the Fabrication started third but quickly made work of James Moore took the hole shot with the #4 Canlead from Barry Bennett on lap 2, pushing hard for her teammate Ryder Chapman and the #1921 of Am of Dan Kelly hot on his rear fender and the four laps before Mike Spagnola took that top spot. Riley Hein and took the lead, finishing victorious. #2928 Polaris of Calvin Matthews following behind. Kody pushed hard to stay on Spagnola’s Ryder would finish close behind, and Riley Hein Coming into the timing gate of lap 1 the top three tail, finishing 18 seconds behind first. The bottom would round out the podium. E looked the same, and halfway through lap 2 the step of the podium went to Bradley Scanlom, who #990 Polaris of Kirk Sutherland took the whoops held fourth until lap 7 where he would take third a bit too hot and cartwheeled through the air and and keep it. Overall, Kali Kinsman took first, James Moore took second, and Mike Spagnola took third.

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AMA D38

Speed Limit 100

#149M Robert Feinstein, #175X Connor Bradsley and #825V Ivan Delgadillo

March 17, 2018 - Plaster City West CA - PHOTOS BY JUDD NEVES

Wes Feeler, fourth UTV Pro Stock 1000

Lance Crouch, first UTV Pro Stock 1000

Madeline Wedeking, first UTV Sportsman

Randi Rudin Vet Exp 1. Daniel Flowers 2. Henry Daly 3. Nicholas Ford Vet Am 1. Chris Brooks 2. Albert S. Valenzuela 3. Daniel Rossi 4. Daniel Barker Vet Nov 1. Michael Vasquez 2. Brian Piertti 3. Ivan Delgadillo 4. Brian Morris 5. Aaron Duarte Sen Exp 1. Shad Bodenstadt 2, Jason Cogbill 3. Darren Southworth Sen Am 1. Rob Koch 2. Chris Segal Sen Nov 1. Courtney

Daniel Flowers, fourth overall, first Vet Expert

Justin Herrera, first UTV Pro Production 1000 Ludwin 2. Jorge Gonzalez Sup Sen Exp 1. Robbie Pippin 2. Steve Fenton 3. Brett Driscoll 4. Stephen Orton 5. Dewey Belew

Steve Carver, fifth UTV Unlimited

TOP TEN OVERALL 1. Justin Carnes 2. Alejandro Gutierrez 3. Nolan Kennedy 4. Daniel Flowers 5. Henry Daly 6. Kyle Sheldon 7. Robbie Pippin 8. Shad Bodenstadt 9. Christopher Avalos 10. Chris Brooks TOP TEN UTVs OVERALL 1. Austin Welland 2. Todd Barnhill 3. Kyle Stockbridge 4. Marshall Lobo 5. Lance Crouch Jr. 6. Justin Herrera 7. Steve Carver 8. Madeline Wedeking 9. Greg Wright 10. Bradley Scanlon

Nolan Kennedy, third overall, second Open Expert Mariah Brown, Quad Women Novice class winner

#18L Samantha Velasquez, third Women Novice and #14A Mat Savoy, first 200 Beginner

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Open Exp 1. Justin Carnes 2. Nolan Kennedy 3. Max Drew Open Am 1. Alejandro Gutierrez 2. Kyle Sheldon 3. Wyatt Holmes Open Nov 1. Reuben Fiseruz 2. David Ponce-Dick 3. Patrick Finn 250 Exp 1. Daniel Fenton 250 Am 1. Sean Peebles 250 Nov 1. Eric Moreno 2. Cooper Shira 3. Brendan Hinkle 4. Anthony Grasmick 5. Tristan Brigman 200 Exp 1. Evan Estrada 200 Am 1. Joshua Alvarado 2. Dale Fenton 200 Nov 1. Braydin Collie 2. Oscar Reyna 3. Austin Marini 200 Beg 1. Mat Savoy Wom Nov 1. Cassidy Estrada 2. Arcelia Rios 3. Samantha Velasquez 4. Karen Gariepy 5.

Jason Cogbill, second Senior Expert

Bennie Beltran, second Quad Am

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Cassidy Estrada, Woman Novice First in Class


Jason Brisco, sixth UTV Pro Stock 1000

Wyatt Holmes, third Open Amateur

Sup Sen Am 1. Loren Taylor 2. Bill Hinkle 3. Don Elliott Sup Sen Nov 1. Robert Feinstein 2. Paul Shira Mas Exp 1. Robert Koch 2. Alejandro Gutierrez, first Dave Gazzaneo Open Amateur Quad Exp 1. Christopher Quad Vet Am 1. Mike Weaver Avalos 2. Juan Quad Vet Nov 1. Carlos Sanchez Quad Moreno 2. Gerardo Delgadillo Am 1. Robert 3. Steve Kerchner Quad Sen Robert Rodriguez, first Quad Amateur Rodriguez 2. Exp 1. Eric Hartell 2. Clint Bennie Beltran 3. Daniel Guerrero Quad Nov 1. "Caveman" Guidry 3. Steve Penner Quad Jesse Monroy 2. Junior Razo 3. Rafael Chavez Sen Nov 1. Larry Hammers Quad Wom Am Quad Vet Exp 1. Rob Niemela 1. Sandy Flores Quad Wom Nov 1. Mariah

Brown 2. Rachael Weaver 3. Tina Kennerly 4. Tovia Lowry 5. Jenn Shuart UTV CLASSES Unlimited 1. Austin Welland 2. Todd Barnhill 3. Kyle Stockbridge 4. Marshall Lobo 5. Steve Carver Pro Stk 1000 1. Lance Crouch Jr. 2. Greg Wright 3. Bradley Scanlon 4. Wesley Feeler 5. Janelle Feeler Pro Prod 1000 1. Justin Herrera 2. Scott Lesage 3. Robert Marx Sportsman 1. Madeline Wedeking 2. Steve Mutt 3. Karl Ziegler 4. Scott Royce E

Darren Southworth, third Senior Expert

Dewey Belew, fifth Super Senior Expert

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Round 3, March 18, 2018 Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA By Ken Corum Photos by Sean Renshaw

Tanner Fain 85cc Expert class winner

Cash Daugherty leads the Peewee class

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et Dirt! Round 3 of the 11-race SRA Grand Prix series took place at Glen Helen Raceway on a cool Sunday, March 18, 2018. As strange as it may seem, Southern California received a steady supply of rain during the week leading up to this month’s race. The result was dirt that was thoroughly saturated allowing the use of the seldom-raced ridge trails on both sides of the valley. The Glen Helen and SRA crews laid out a unique and challenging race course that used very little of the GP and REM tracks, yet yielded a course with lap times in the 10 minute range. Rider turnout in all classes remained strong with many new names on the entry list. The class combinations changed a bit this month and the first race featured the Super Senior +50/60 and Women’s classes. Mike Baker sprinted away from the pack and ended the first lap with a gap in excess of 10 seconds over second place. Mike continued to put on a riding clinic, exploiting the perfect conditions while Scott Putnam, Craig McCall, and Greg Fountain battled over second with Putnam persevering in the end. Jeff Hughes out dueled Brent Beil and Ron Rash to win the Super Senior +50 Beginner class. Race Two featured a new look with the 65cc, 85cc, and Super Mini classes. SRA will continue to dedicate Race Two specifically to these classes in the coming months with the thought that doing so will increase rider safety and allow all other riders and family members watch these futures of our sport. There were 11 riders in this month’s race that runs the complete GP racecourse, but SRA expects rider turnout to improve as word of this change gets out. The Expert class winners were Tanner Fain (85cc) and Brennen Watson (65cc). Race Three now consists of the Vet 30+ and Senior 40+ riders. The pace in this class is

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Zach Bell led for most of his race

The classes and race order have been changed slightly and will be static from Mike Baker won the Super Senior +50 Expert class this race forward. The Super Senior +50/60 and impressive. These riders are old enough to be Woman’s race and the Vet 30+ and Senior 40+ included in age group classes, but prove that race will alternate between the first and third age is only a number. Baja champion and new race each month. The 65cc, 85cc, and Super father Colton Udall was the big winner in the Minis will always be the second race and the Vet class followed by Billy Lavorci and Chris 450cc, 250cc, and 125cc will always be the last See. Brandon Woods led the largest class in race of the day. this race, the Vet Novices, followed by Aaron Fitzsimmons and William Shue. The fourth event in the newly revised race lineup was the 450cc, 250cc, and 125cc race. This non-age group class is segregated by motorcycle displacement and skill level only; all ages are welcome. Track conditions for this race were still excellent. The dirt had dried with light dust appearing in a few places, but the overall wet conditions kept the racing surface tacky and showing less square-edge bumps than usual. This class never disappoints and today was no different. Zach Bell put on a riding clinic on a 250 2-stroke scrubbing jumps and railing berms Scott Putnam finished second in the Super like the seasoned pro that he is. Mark Samuels Senior +50 Expert class kept Zach honest for the first several laps, but eventually dropped back slightly. In the end, Mark Samuels used his strong and steady Baja winning style to win the race as Zach Bell sat by the side of the track, his torrid pace causing his 2-stroke to run out of gas on the last lap. Tallon Lafountain was also impressive, pushing his 250 4-stroke to third overall. The second month of the Pee Wee race was much more successful. Word has obviously gotten out as the rider count was up to 13. The riders (and parents) were caught having a tremendous amount of fun. The track is fun, challenging (but not too challenging), and safe. Please help SRA grow support for this race, as this is the true future of our sport. Brennen Watson 65cc Expert class winner

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Mark Samuels used his strong and steady Baja winning style to win the 4-Stroke Expert race

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finishing rate of 69.7 percent in the extremely challenging elapsed time race that had a 16-hour time limit. With necessary penalties assessed, the results were made official early Sunday morning following data tracking review by SCORE race officials.

MAC ATTACK Alan Ampudia from Ensenada, eighth Trophy Truck AN FELIPE, Baja California, Mexico – Writing yet another colorful chapter for his hall of fame career, Las Vegas’ Rob MacCachren, meticulously and methodically manipulated and strategically stormed his way past the competition and through the relentless desert race course to the overall and SCORE Trophy Truck victory Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the 32nd annual SCORE San Felipe 250. Round 1 of the four-race 2018 SCORE World Desert Championship was held on a super-challenging, technical race-record 319mile course during a sensationally stunning sunny Saturday in Mexico. The race started and finished in the peaceful fishing village of San Felipe on the northeast portion of Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula along the tranquil waters of the Sea of

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Travis Gardner out of Portland OR finished eighth Pro Moto Unlimited Cortez, 125 miles south of the U.S. Border in Calexico, Calif. A total of 246 official starters raced in Pro and Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads. Entries came from 25 U.S. States, host Mexico, Australia, Austria, Canada, Finland, Germany, Italy, New Zealand and Peru. The race had 167 official finishers for a SCORE TT Legends winner Russell Buehler out of Kansas City MO

Already an Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee, desert and short-course off-road champion, MacCachren, 53, captured his 10th class win and his sixth From Tijuana Said Sanchez finishsed second Pro Quad overall and sixth in SCORE Trophy this is two years in a row. Can’t be thankful Truck crown in the SCORE San Felipe enough for that. We started sixth. With the 250. MacCachren stormed strategically to draw we got real lucky being up there. It’s a penalty-free winning time of five hours, pretty tough to come from the back. When I 20 minutes, 17 seconds at a very solid saw the draw and we were sixth I said we’re 59.76 miles per hour in his No. 11 Rockstar in a good position. We got by Mike Lawrence MacCachren Motorsports Ford F-150. in the wash before race-mile 60, (Adam) Prior to this year, MacCachren’s overall Householder had a flat, we got by him and and SCORE Trophy Truck victories in the we just set sail and tried to catch up to Bean SCORE San Felipe 250 were in 2003 (with (Justin Smith) and Cam and we were slowly Gustavo Vildosola Sr), 2007 (with Mark Post) making ground on them.” and driving solo in 2011, 2012 and last year “We got to Borrego and Bean had a (2017). problem and he pulled out right in front of me Already the winningest SCORE Trophy and it was a bummer because it would have Truck driver in history, MacCachren’s victory was his 16th career win in the marquee desert Continued next page racing class for hightech, 900-horsepower custom trucks.

MAC MOMENTS

Never at a loss for good words to describe his wins, MacCachren said afterwards, “There are so many SCORE Trophy Truck drivers that are very competitive and one wrong step, clip a rock or something and you’re done. The guys worked very good on the truck, this truck’s been very reliable,

Justin Morgan and Mark Samuels earned the overall motorcycle and Pro Moto Unlimited Class victory by a comfortable victory margin of over 20 minutes

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Wayne Matlock finished first overall UTV Travis Wells from St. George UT finished third Pro UTV NA Trey Hernquist driving in the SCORE Lites class start, four minutes back, commentator so we were working off the Cameron Steele dust.” of San Clemente, “Mark got us into second Calif. At the end physically. At the rider of a long hard day switch the 1x got by us with he did earn the Grant Statley on it and I second spot on managed to get by him and the podium behind then Roberto Villalobos on MacCachren. the 66x. I got him at Mile Steele, who is 68, came out with a clean also one of the air filter and a new tire and commentators of we were good to go. It’s just this race for the the prep that San Diego El Rey Network, Powerhouse did. It takes finished the race a really prepped bike. This in a penalty-free is my old race bike and it’s 5:23:50 while Jorge Ramirez from Mexicali BC, third Sportsman Quad been sitting as a frame in averaging a strong Santiago Creel from Mexico City won the 28 of El Cajon, Calif. and Mark Samuels, the garage for almost the 59.1 mph in his No. 16 Monster Energy Desert Pro Moto Limited class 28 of Yucca Valley, Calif. survived a rugged entire last year and we just rebuilt it. After this, Assassins Chevy Silverado race to earn the overall motorcycle and Pro I think we’ll be at the SCORE Baja 500 for SCORE San Felipe 250 Continued It was Steele’s second straight SCORE Moto Unlimited Class victory by a comfortable sure, I’d say.” been good for us to get ahead of him there but race with a runner-up finish. He also finished in the second spot on the podium in last year’s victory margin of over 20 minutes. Crossing we just had to trail him until about mile 200. the finish line first after starting in the fourth OVERALL TOTALS iconic 50th BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja He pulled over and got gas and we went by position with one-minute splits between each Helping launch the 25th year of the 1000. and started to get closer and closer to Cam. rider the Morgan/Samuels duo tag-teamed marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division, a Right before Matomi wash it was a real twisty around the course to finish in 6:04:33, race-record total of 36 of these ‘Monsters of MCMILLIN MAGIC road and I was trying to tiptoe though there averaging 52.5 mph. the Desert’ officially started and 26 of them Part of a third-generation desert racing and not hit any rocks. I clipped a rock, we Samuels has now been part of the finished. team, three McMillin racers from San Diego jumped out, changed the flat really quick and overall motorcycle winning team for three SCORE Trophy Trucks have now won finished in the top six overall and in SCORE nobody got by us. We lost that time to Cam straight years in San Felipe. 22 overalls in San Felipe in the 25-year history Trophy Truck. Following in the tracks left by but coming up to the finish I could tell we were of the featured SCORE racing division. In the their late grandfather Corky and their fathers catching him again. I know it’s incredible out M/C WINNERS QUOTES 32 years of this race, Honda has now earned Scott and Mark with top placements were there on the course, all the people you see on At the finish line, Morgan commented, 21 overall motorcycle victories (including 19 the side of the road cheering you on. As you’re Andy McMillin (Scott’s son) along with Mark’s “Mark rode the start to race-mile 23, I rode all of the last 22 years), Kawasaki has seven, sons Luke McMillin and Dan McMillin. coming it’s almost like a sea. The course the way back around to Mile 192. Mark rode KTM has three and Husqvarna has one. For Luke McMillin, 25, finished third overall is closed, you’re coming, there’s cameras, from there to 282 and I rode into the finish long-time SCORE sponsor BFGoodrich Tires, in 5:25:10 minutes (58.92 mph) in the No. 83 there’s drones, it’s incredible. You come the last 40 miles. We had a really good plan it was their 27th overall 4-wheel vehicle victory Mark Racing Ford F-150 while Andy McMillin, through at 100, they open up and you come and Mark and I have been friends for a long and 25th straight in the SCORE San Felipe 30 finished in fourth place overall and in class on through. I love racing San Felipe.” time and we’ve done this a lot but we weren’t 250. in his new No. 31 McMillin Racing Chevy together in recent years, so it’s really cool Silverado (5:26:14, 58.67mph). Dan McMillin, RUNNER-UP how a plan like that comes together. Definitely UTV WINNERS 30, placed sixth overall and in class in the Starting first, overcoming early issues, the most challenging was just the number of The fastest Pro UTV in the race and Mark Racing No. 23 Ford F-150 (5:35:23, crossing the finish line first but the victory miles. It’s always a big factor in the morning Pro UTV FI class winner was Wayne Matlock, 57.07mph) eluded veteran racer/TV action sports especially because we were fourth off the Continued on page 36

BIG RETURN

Another third generation racer, Ryan Arciero, 44, of Lake Forest, Calif., made his return as a driver of record in SCORE by finishing fifth overall and in SCORE Trophy Truck in the No. 32 Ford F-150 in a time of 5:32:16 with an average speed of 57.6 mph.

OVERALL MOTORCYCLE WINNERS

Robby Gordon finished 19th Trophy Truck

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Putting their long-time friendship and great racing experience together to form a new team, Justin Morgan,

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Calif. added another class win to his trophy case for a SCORE race-high18 class wins--all in the last 18 years. O’Neal has now raced in all 32 SCORE San Felipe 250 races and he has a SCORErecord 21 career season class point titles including two in 2016. This year in San Felipe O’Neal was the co-rider for the team riding on the No. 360x in Pro Moto 30 (riders over 30 years old) for rider of record Santiago Creel of Mexico City.

CREEL ROCKS

Pro Moto 50 winner Giovanni Spinali from El Cajon CA

SCORE San Felipe 250 Continued Alpine, Calif., 40, who won in 7:25:04 in his No. 2971 Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo. Wayne Matlock defeated a total field of 35 UTVs in San Felipe including 23 starters in the Pro

Putting together teams of very talented racers, international rally racer Santiago Creel of Mexico City was driver of record on four KTM motorcycles entered in three classes and came out of the dusty, dirty day with class wins in both Pro Moto 30 and Pro Moto Limited along with both a second and third place in the Pro Moto Unlimited.

ANOTHER CLASS WIN

In addition to MacCachren, Samuels, O’Neal and W. Matlock, some other racers added to their multiple win totals in San Felipe.

AND MRS. MATLOCK

Crossing the finish line shortly after her husband Wayne on the finish line ramp, Kristen Matlock, 37, kept things exciting for the Matlock family while winning the Pro UTV (Normally Aspirated) class with a time of 7:28:02 in her No. 1954 Polaris RZR XP4 1000. As added icing on the Matlock victory cake, both Wayne and Kristen drove solo in the race and arrived in time to share the finish line ramp with both as class winners.

Earning his fifth career motorcycle class win in San Felipe was Mexico’s Francisco Septien, 42 of Ensenada who defeated 12 starters and the brutally-tough race course in the Pro Ironman class for solo riders. Also earning his fifth career class win in this race and first since 1999 was Marc Stein, 51 of Hemet, Calif. in the Stock Full class. Giovanni Spinali, 51, El Cajon, Calif., won the Pro Moto 50 class (riders over 30 years old) for his third class win in San Felipe.

MORE CLASS WINNERS

Among the other car and truck class winners in this year’s SCORE San Felipe 250 were Justin Davis, Chino Hills, Calif. (Class 1, Jimco-Chevy), William Hedrick Jr, Vicente MAKE THAT 18 Guerrero, Mexico (Trophy Truck Spec-IDAge-group racer and noted apparel Chevy), Chase Warren, Phoenix (Class 10, manufacturer Jim O’Neal, 72, of Simi Valley, Alumi Craft-Chevy), Vincent Munoz, Yucaipa, Calif. (Class 8, Ford Ranger), Bruce Yee, Chula Vista, Calif. (Class 1/2-1600, Barajas-VW), Luis Barragan, Mexicali, Mexico (SCORE Lite, SeagroveVW), Mike Coleman, LaJolla, Calif. (Class 7, Ford Raptor), Mark McNeil, El Cajon, Calif. (Class 5, VW Baja Bug), David Payne, St. Louis, Mo. (Baja Challenge, BTCSubaru), Art Penner, Canada (Class 11, VW Sedan) and Cesar Iniguez, Mexicali, Mexico (Class 5-1600, VW Baja Bug). Among the other motorcycle and quad class winners this year were Class 10 winner Chase Warren from Phoenix AZ

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ROOKIE IRON(WO)MAN, TAKE 1

With an ambitious goal to ride solo in the Pro Moto Ironman class as a rookie in the entire 2018 SCORE World Desert Championship, SCORE rookie Liz Karcz, 33, a New Jersey transplant who is an ICU nurse at the University of New Mexico Medical Center, reached the first rung on her quest by finishing sixth out of the 12 starters in her class San Diego driver Jason Ledezma in Class 5-1600 along quick-paced dirt roads and through (all 11 others were male riders including class four of Baja’s most infamous washes in Las winner Francisco Septien). Cuevitas, Matomi, Huatamote and Amarillo. While her time is not the reason why For more information regarding she is attempting this adventure, she did SCORE, visit the official website of the complete the course in 12:08:46 on her No. SCORE World Desert Championship at www. 722x Honda CRF450X as five of the starters SCOREInternational.com. didn’t finish the race, including former season class champions Tony Gera, Santa Cruz, Calif and Jose Carassco, Rosarito Beach, Calif. If she reaches her goal, Karcz will become the first rider to achieve this major accomplishment for any gender. Karcz is also riding as a charitable fund-raiser for the raising charitable funds for the DA8 Strong Foundation. DA8 Strong, founded by former SCORE champion racer Destry Abbott, raises funds to help improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their families.

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First Class 1, Justin Davis from Chino Hills CA UTV forced induction class. It was also his sixth class win in San Felipe and second win in a row in this event.

Brad Wilson, third Class 1 Jano Montoya, Winter Garden, Fla. (Peru) (Pro Moto 40, KTM 450XCW), Guy Laycraft, Canada (Pro Moto 60, Honda CRF450X and Juan Sanchez, Chula Vista, Calif. (Pro Quad, Honda TRX450R).

RECORD-LONG COURSE

SCORE President Roger Norman and SCORE Race Director Jose A. Grijalva worked with the government officials and ejidos of the Mexicali and San Felipe areas to develop a memorable SCORE San Felipe 250 race course of 319 miles, the longest in the history of this popular desert race. This year’s grueling race course was another beauty to behold but a tough challenge to race on. It runs in a counter clockwise direction running over high-speed dry lake beds, through low-speed winding, Juan Lopez Marquez from San Diego finished second Pro Moto Limited rock-strewn, twisting canyons and trails,

Cody Reid from Apple Valley CA finished third Class 10

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