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COVER Flat track racing with CALVMX at the Camp Lockett facility in Campo CA.

08 | Sherri's Turn

CONTENTS GETSOMEPhoto.com captures the excitement of the SCORE Baja 500.

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Memories of moving in August

10 | Dirtbits

(Top) #7 Bill Lyons leads in the Adult Mini 150 heat race followed by #8 Summer Kukla, #22 Jason Bishop, #45 Michael Diffenbaugh, #313 Marc Heathfield and another #22 Don Diffenbaugh. Judd Neves Photo (Bottom) The Pull Start class is one of the largest at CALVMX, shown here are #35 Eduardo Ramirez, #33 Lane Miller, #24 Cameron Lankford, #73 Mike Lankford, #48 Dan Brown and #74 Dan Shaw. Judd Neves Photo. Flip to page 88 for all the coverage and a lot more photos

NORRA 500 early registration is open

14 | ASA News

Official news from the American Sand Association

18 | Coming Events They're back by popular demand

22 | Off Road Volunteers

It takes thousands of folks donating their time to keep this sport going. This month we say Thank you to them!

30 | My Worst Off Road Nightmare

They really didn't mean for this to happen when they set out to have some off road fun

42 | Idiot Racing Goes to Baja

If you've ever had an off road dream, you're going to love this story

48 | The Endangered Off Roader San Diego Off Road Coalition News

50 | Bike Shop

Supercross and the many changes over the decades San Diego Jeep Club goes exploring


Memories from the 1980's courtesy of Trackside Photo

64 | SCFTA Flat Track

52 | Pioneertown

56 | Blast from the Past 58 | 4x4 Coach

Items that don't belong on a 4WD trip

58 | Camp Bouse UTV Fest Exploring Arizona with UTV Off Road Adventures

98 | Classifieds Free off road photo classifieds

Round 6 of the 2021 SCFTA season in Perris CA

70 | CALVMX/Top Gun Series Flat Track Round 2 of the 7 round CALVMX series

76 | Adelanto Grand Prix

The famous event returns thanks to Ty Davis and friends

82 | DP4 Racing Hot Nights in Ridgecrest Round 4 racing through the dark

88 | BF Goodrich SCORE Baja 500 Baja legend Larry Roeseler declared overall winner 6

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We have a habit of moving in the month of August. In 1999 to the mountain community of Julian and then in 2004 to the desert town of Ocotillo Wells CA. In honor of those "wonderful" moving memories and remembering a very special lady - my mom - who passed away in July 2019, we reprint this column from September 1999.


e knew she had infinite patience when the guy-in-the-garage ran his dune buggy into the front of her house, punching a nice hole into the outer wall of the dining room. She laughed. We didn't actually live there then, although he had taken possession of the garage years before. As my mom would tell people, "I haven't had a garage since I met my son-in-law ___ years ago." She would fill in the blank with the appropriate number as the years passed. I'm happy to report that we have just completed a 12-1/2 year experiment that proves, however, that there is a limit to her patience. The scientific test all started back in 1987 when we were suddenly in need of a place to live. Landlords and burglars had sorely tried our patience and we abruptly packed up and drove away from the place we had called home for over a decade. We came up with this brilliant plan that we'd move in with Mom, who lived alone in a three bedroom house, until we could pay off some bills and find a house of our own. We had no kids at the time, she wasn't particularly fond of living alone, and although it seems rather hazardous to put a son-in-law and mother-in-law under the same roof permanently, for some reason things went along so well, we decided to 8

stay. I think she was in agreement. But if the truth be known, I don't actually ever remember asking her. It was no secret to anyone who knew us that we were soon planning on taking the instant family route. Find a kid who needs a home and presto: you've got a family. By the time we had done that for the third time it was '91 and there were no bedrooms available. We looked at Mom, who had given up her master bedroom to us four years earlier and asked if she'd mind sharing her room with a 12-yearold. Remember the patience I spoke of? It was keenly displayed at this time as she graciously made room for the young lady. Although, by now, she was probably secretly longing for the good old days of living alone. Well, she wasn't to experience that precious solitude again for another eight years. And believe me, when I say that plenty more things happened to make living alone look mighty appealing. Although to our credit, we did realize the place was getting kind of small, so in '92 we remodeled the house to nearly twice it's original size. She actually regained some privacy. I don't know exactly when the patience started wearing thin. Maybe it was somewhere along about kid #6 or #7. Maybe it was the day the cops showed up to search the house and talked about arresting me. Of course it was all a huge mistake. Kid #8 was trying hard to move in. The problem was this kid already had a home. Things worked out, but it wouldn't be the last time the police would show up on our doorstep. Maybe the patience wore thin when her 80-year-old father was visiting from Kansas and a couple of days into his visit, potted plants were flying over his head as he sat quietly on the couch. Later that evening the front window was smashed by the same angry young boy who had set up temporary living quarters with us. Maybe it was when she realized

that at 64 years old she just wasn't all that interested in being subjected on a daily basis to the electric guitar and amplifier of an overzealous teenager. And did I mention that her bedroom door was just about three feet away from the garage where all manner of strange and odd noises were known to occur. Metal screeching, engines roaring, tools flying, music blaring. Maybe it was when kid #5 peeled off her cherished wallpaper, tore down a curtain rod and carved a picture in a 35-year-old beloved piece of furniture. We had been planning on moving east for about five years. The original plan included all of us going, but somewhere along the way we moved to Plan B. I think it was right after I finally asked her. "Do you want to move with us or stay here?" She thought about it for a tenth of a second and said, "Stay here." Well, without having to consider her needs we began looking even farther east from our Chula Vista home than our original plans called for. We checked out remote areas with acreage that we hoped we could ride motorcycles on. But after a year of looking, we finally settled on a spot about halfway to the desert from the city we had grown up in. I can't pinpoint the precise moment she went from being able to laugh at a hole in her house to having no more patience for people, kids, dogs, loud music and dirty socks in the living room. But without a doubt the moment had arrived because every time we returned from house-hunting she would casually ask, "When are you moving?" This past week we finally set up housekeeping just a couple of miles from the town of Julian. The first night there I called her and said the words she'd heard many times as I was growing up. "I'm homesick. Can you come get me?" You know, she still hasn't shown up. E

Thanks Mom. You can have your garage back now.

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Early Registration For The 2021 NORRA 500 Rally Shows Intriguing Entrants


he 2021 NORRA 500 got underway on July 1st when early registration opened on the NORRA website. The event doesn’t begin until October 7th through the 10th, but anxious racers could not wait to get entered, and start the process that leads up to race day. The NORRA 500 was launched in 2019, and was a big success, only to be cancelled in 2020 due to covid. Now that we are able to race in Baja again, the event can have another chance to develop into the Good Vibes, Good Times event that NORRA envisioned. While the Yokohama Mexican 1000 presented by Method Race Wheels takes strategy, and a measured pace to complete all 5 days in the dirt, the NORRA 500 is two days of racing, around 250 miles each day. The courses start, and finish in Ensenada each day. Bikes and cars race on separate courses as always. It requires 10 S&S OFF ROAD MAGAZINE -

much less when it comes to logistics, and requires a much different strategy. The NORRA 500 is less about endurance, and more about fun, if that’s even possible. Crews get a chance to worry less about keeping a tight schedule, and focus more on being in Baja, and enjoying the competition; one thing that remains the same. While many competitors would race anything, anywhere, the courses being planned for the NORRA 500 are very special. They travel through areas of Baja

that are absolutely magical. Running along the Pacific Coast, with its crashing waves, and spectacular vistas, is always extraordinary, but being able to navigate through the infamous pine forest is a special privilege granted to very few. The incredible scenery all around elevates your AUGUST 2021 - www.ssorm.com

already heightened senses to a whole other level. The pine forest is as challenging as it is beautiful; an incredible experience all around, but that’s not all. The routes contain a very diverse taste of just about every type of terrain Baja has to offer, with all the amenities in town you could want. It makes it the perfect race to bring more of your friends or the entire family. For many NORRA competitors, it’s all about family. The family they create during competition, and their actual relatives. Just look at all the families that are racing together. Richard, and Christie Cushman are racing against Paul Lorenz, and Paul Roger Lorenz; both in the Meyers Manx class. John Yeiser, and Jack Yeiser are taking on a stacked field of Heavy Metal trucks in their 2010 Chevrolet 1500. In the unlimited buggy class Mike Diorio, and Joe Diorio are racing their gorgeous 1998 Jimco Class 1; the first V8 class 1 car Jimco ever built (originally raced by Tom Ebberts). We even have a couple family members racing against each other. Scott Steinberger, of PCI Race Radio fame, is competing in a Can Am turbo against son Ryder also in a PCI Can Am turbo. I doubt

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Continued From Previous Page either one will give an inch to the other on the race course. Off the course is entirely different. All competitors display incredible camaraderie, and help each other in the pits when needed. The goal is to have fun, and everyone pitches in on that. View all the early entries for the 2021 NORRA 500 Rally - www.norra.com/ vehicle-entries The fun, the challenge, the camaraderie, the support, the food, and drink, and the culture in Baja make NORRA unlike any other event, and there is a place for everyone. The NORRA 500 is the perfect chance to get that first Baja race under your belt. If you don’t have a race vehicle, enter the safari class for street legal vehicles. You will be on a guided tour that takes in key points of interest, watches the racers compete, and allows you to party with both Baja legends, and average Joes living out their dreams. The safari is led by Off Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Member Curt LeDuc who knows Baja like the back of his hand. If you have always wanted to bring your family, and friends



to see what NORRA is all about, or want to get your feet wet racing in Baja, this is the event for you! Go to www.norra.com to find out how to join the fun!

Off-Road Expo Announces New Date & Location in California


ue to unforeseen circumstances involving Fairplex in Pomona the Off-Road Expo presented by General Tire was displaced from its longstanding position and as such the event will have a new date and location for this year. The 2021 Off-Road Expo, presented by General Tire will be held at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, CA, Saturday, October 9 and Sunday, October 10. The event will continue its tradition of convening the offroad community together in Southern California. The off-road industry comes together at the OffRoad Expo as a full collection of leading companies including parts manufacturers,

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equipment suppliers, gear producers and industry experts/insiders, unite for a full weekend of everything off-road related. For more info visit www.offroad expo.com

Anticipation Builds for 25th Anniversary of V2R est In The Desert is ramping up


production for the 2021 Maxxis Tires “Casey Folks” Vegas to Reno Presented by Fox on August 11-14, 2021. With entries coming in from all over the world, the 25th Anniversary of the notorious V2R will be one for the record books. Best In The Desert is excited to team up with Turn Two TV Productions to provide start-to-finish time trial coverage starting at 9:00 AM on Aug 11, 2021. Livestreamed broadcasting will be available at www.bitd.com and will feature the following classes: Open Pro Motorcycles, UTV Pro Turbo, UTV Pro Open, Classes 1000, 7200, 6100, 6200 1500, and Trick Trucks. Drawing for start positions will be held on Wednesday July 28, 2021. The 2021 Maxxis Tires “Casey Folks” Vegas to Reno Presented by Fox will be very close to 500 miles starting at Bonnie Claire, Nevada and finishing in Dayton, Nevada. This year’s course features a healthy amount of challenging sections zig-zagging through Tonopah, Nevada. Due to a relatively dry year, the course is in great shape with no washed-out sections, especially over Como Summit and Churchill Canyon leading to the finish line. This year’s V2R is likely to see some fast racing, neck-and-neck competition, and a cooler starting line. For more info visit www.bitd.com E

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The American Sand Association's primary objective is to "UNITE, INFORM and MOBILIZE" the sand duning community to protect the right to ride on all public lands in a responsible, environmentally balanced manner. By Dick Holliday


s a member of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area (ISDRA) advisory team and past board member of the ASA I have been asked to give some history of the fees paid by dunes visitors. I have been recreating at the ISDRA for over 50 years and during this time I have seen many changes. When I first started going to the ISDRA there were no amenities, no Gecko road, no trash pickup, no restrooms, no medical teams and very few visitors. Back in the day we took our trash home and hauled anyone hurt out of the dunes and took them to the hospital if needed. So how did the fee permits get started? In 1996, Congress authorized the Recreation Fee Demonstration program (Fee Demo) through Public Law 104-134 (as amended: 16 United States Code 460l-6a), for the Forest Service (FS), National Park Service (NPS), Bureau of Land Management, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). It was called Fee Demo and was instigated at several places in the country. The BLM started this “Fee Demo” program at the ISDRA. The intent of the program was to test the application of recreation fees that are reinvested in recreation areas on federal lands and used to maintain and improve natural resources, recreation facilities, and services. Fast forward a few years and the government decided to implement a program to expand on what was learned with the Fee Demo program. A new law called the Federal 14

Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA) (16 USC 68016814) was signed into law on December 8, 2004. FLREA authorizes different kinds of fees, outlines criteria for establishing fees, and prohibits fees for certain activities or services. FWS and NPS can charge entrance fees. The BLM is prohibited from charging entrance fees. BLM, Reclamation, and FS can charge “standard amenity fees” in areas or circumstances where a certain level of services or facilities is available. FLREA also authorizes all five agencies to charge an “expanded amenity fee” for specialized facilities and services, and “special recreation permit” (SRP) fees for specialized uses, such as group activities. As part of this law the BLM is not allowed to charge entrance fees but can charge Amenity, expanded Amenity or Special Recreation Fees (SRP). To charge Amenity fees each location needs to have a certain number of amenities. There is a list of approved amenities and how many are required to charge an Amenity fee. The ISDRA does not have the required number of amenities to charge either an Amenity or Expanded Amenity fee so they can only charge an SRP fee. The fee paid by the ISDRA visitor is a

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(h)Special recreation permit fee

The Secretary may issue a special recreation permit, and charge a special recreation permit fee in connection with the issuance of the permit, for specialized recreation uses of Federal recreational lands and waters, such as group activities, recreation events, and motorized recreational vehicle use. So the reason that there is a fee at the ISDRA is to provide for the recreation user to supplement the cost of the operation, maintenance and enhancement of the ISDRA.

The BLM uses SRP fee money to supplement the BLM budget and Californian (Green Sticker) fee grant money. The main expenditures are for trash service, toilet, road and camping area maintenance, visitor services (medical service), law enforcement, fee program management and BLM overhead. To see where the fee money is spent visit https:// www.blm.gov/sites/blm. gov/files/FY%202019%20 Fee%20Report2_saa508. pdf E

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Coming Events

are Back


Desert Racing • Dual Sport Endurance Races • Endurocross Enduros • Flat Track • 4WD Events


• 4WD Training • Fun Runs • GP’s • Motocross • Off Road Shows • Rock Crawling • Sand Drags • Short Course • Speedway • Supercross • Trials • Vintage Motocross

ith the onset of covid and cancellation of events we discontinued this column that we have since discovered was more popular than we realized! We bring it back on a trial basis at the request of many readers. A couple of reasons we hesitated to restart the Coming

Events are: 1) It takes away from room for photos 2) Our readership area has expanded far beyond our southwestern United States roots which is the area the Coming Events covers. So give us some feedback on the Coming Events column. DOES IT STAY OR DOES IT GO? Text 760-336-1512 or email ssormag@gmail.com

DESERT RACING ALTA VISTA EVENTS www.averacing.com Aug 28 - Round 3, Pure 300 Night Race, California City CA

Sept 9-12 - All Terrain Concepts UTV Legends Championship, MC, Quad, UTV Sept 23-26 - King Shocks Laughlin Desert Classic, Truck, Car Oct 29-31 - Bluewater Desert Challenge, MC, Quad, UTV Nov 4-7 - 2021 Bluewater Desert Challenge, Truck, Car

AMA DISTRICT 37 www.district37ama.org Motorcycles & Quads Sept 4 - Checkers Dual European Scrambles Oct 16 - Shamrocks Dual European Scrambles Oct 25 - 100's H&H AMA DISTRICT 38 www.amad38.com Motorcycles & Quads Sept 26 - Roadrunner Rattlesnake Chase, Superstition Oct 16 - I8 Monster Mash, Plaster City West Nov 6 - Full Throttle Veterans Day Dash, Lakebed Dec 11 - Roadrunner Christmas Classic, Superstition UTVs Oct 16 - I8 Monster Mash, Plaster City West Nov 6 - Full Throttle Veterans Day Dash, Lakebed Dec 11 - Roadrunner Christmas Classic, Superstition 16

AMA NATIONAL HARE & HOUND www.NationalHareandHound.com Motorcycles & Quads Sept 11 - Round 6, Panaca NV Sept 25-26 - Round 7, Lucerne Valley CA Oct 9-10 - Round 8, Lovelock NV Oct 23-24 - Round 9, Lucerne Valley CA AMA WEST HARE SCRAMBLES www.westharescramble.com Motorcycles & Quad Oct 16-17 - Round 5, Boise ID Nov 6 - Round 6, Stillwater OK Nov 7 - Round 7, Stillwater OK Nov 20-21 - Round 8, Wilseyville CA AMRA ARIZONA MOTORCYCLE RIDERS ASSOCIATION www.amraracing.com Motorcycle Racing Oct 23-24 - Hare Scramble, Globe AZ Dec 12 - Hare Scramble, Peoria AZ ARIZONA OFF ROAD PROMOTIONS www.arizonaoffroadpromotions.com Nov 6-7 - Todd Peterson's Vulture Mine Hare Scrambles, Wickenburg AZ BEST IN THE DESERT www.bitd.com Aug 11-15 - Maxxis Tires “Casey Folks” Vegas to Reno MC, Quad, UTV, Truck, Car

CODE OFF ROAD www.codeoffroad.com.mx LEGACY RACING www.legacyracing.net Cars, Trucks and UTVs Sept 30-Oct 3 - VT Construction Battleground, Primm NV Motorcycles, Quads and UTVs Nov 5-7 - Dirt Rebelution, Cedar City UT M.O.R.E. www.moreracing.net Cars, Trucks and UTVs Jul 31-Aug 1 - GG Lighting Freedom Cup, Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA Sept 25 - PCI Race Radios 300, Lucerne Valley CA Nov 13 - Slash X, Barstow CA NORRA www.norra.com Oct 7-10 - Norra 500

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RECORD OFF ROAD www.recordoffroad.com Aug 13-15 - Ens - San Quinton 250 Oct 1-2 - San Vicente 200 Dec 10-12 - San Felipe 250 SCORE www.score-international.com Sept 14-19 - 2nd Annual Baja 400, Ensenada Nov 15-20 - 54th Annual Baja 1000 SNORE www.snoreracing.net Oct 15-16 - Battle at Primm, Primm NV Dec 9-12, 2020 - McKenzie's Rage at the River, Laughin NV SADR - Southern Arizona Desert Racing 520-747-0490 www.racesadr.com Sept 24-25 - Point to Point Dec 3-4 - Cholla 250 ZR PROMOTIONS (686) 564-6653 www.zrpromo.com Motorcycles, Quads and UTVs DUAL SPORT BIG BEAR TRAIL RIDERS MC www.bigbeartrailriders.com



www.stewartsraceworks.com CRAWDAD OFF ROAD EVENTS www.crawdadoffroadevents.com Oct 1-4 - Bar 10 Ranch, Mesquite NV D-37 DUAL SPORT www.district37ama.org/dualsport/ DUAL SPORT WEST www.dualsportwest.com Aug 14-21 - Countdown Mex2Can, 2nd Half, Fallon NV Sept 18-19 - Countdown Mammoth 300, Mammoth Lakes Oct 23-24 - Countdown Lone Pine 300, Lone Pine CA Nov 7-8 - Countdown China Lake 300, Ridgecrest CA DUST DEVILS MC www.dustdevilsmc.com FAMILY OFF ROAD ADVENTURES www.familyoffroadadventures.com 209-649-3633 ORANGE COUNTY DUALIES www.dualies.com Jul 30 - Aug 1 - Kennedy Meadow Club Ride SAN DIEGO ADVENTURE RIDERS www.dualsport-sd.com

VENTURA COUNTY M/C CLUB www.venturacountymc.com Oct 8 - 14th Annual VCMC Bishop Dual Sport Run, Bishop CA


ENDURANCE RACES Glen Helen - www.glenhelen.com Oct 9-10 - 3 Bros 24 Hour Endurance Race

DISTRICT 37 www.district37ama.org Sept 18 - Hilltoppers Sprint Enduro Sept 19 - Vikings Sprint Enduro

ENDUROCROSS GEICO AMA ENDUROCROSS www.endurocross.com Sept 18 - Round 1, BOK Center, Tulsa OK Oct 2 - Round 2, Amarillo National Center, Amarillo TX Oct 9 - Round 3, Reno Livestock Events Center, Reno NV Oct 23 - Round 4, Findlay Toyota Center, Prescott Valley AZ Oct 29 - Round 5, National Western Complex, Denver CO Oct 30 - Round 6, National Western Complex, Denver CO ENDUROS ARIZONA OFF-ROAD STATE CHAMPIONSHIP www.amraracing.com Oct 9 - Kirkland AZ Nov 14 - Oracle AZ

LOS ANCIANOS MC CLUB www.losancianos.com WORCS www.worcssprintracing.com 2021 Season Cancelled FLAT TRACK AMERICAN FLAT TRACK www.americanflattrack.com Aug 13-14 - New York Short Track, Double Header, Weedsport Speedway, Weedsport, NY Aug 21 - Peoria TT, Peoria Motorcycle Club, Peoria, IL Sept 4-5 - Memphis Shades Springfield Mile I & II, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL Sept 11-12 - Sacramento Mile I & II, Cal Expo Fair, Sacramento, CA

Oct 8 - Charlotte Half-Mile, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte, NC AZ FLAT TRACK RACING www.azflattrackracing.com Races held at Adobe Mountain, Glendale AZ Sept 25 - Round 8 Oct 9 - Round 9 Oct 23 - Round 10 Nov 6 - Round 11 Nov 20 - Round 12 CALVMX FLAT TRACK www.calvmx.net Races held at Camp Lockett, Campo CA Aug 21-22 - Round 4 Sept 25-26 - Round 5 Oct 30-31 - Round 6 Nov 20-21 - Round 7 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FLAT TRACK ASSOCIATION www.southerncaliforniaflattrack.com All races held at Perris Raceway, Perris CA Aug 7 - Round 7 Sept 18 - Round 8 Oct 2 - Round 9 Nov 6 - Round 10


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COMING EVENTS Continued Nov 7 - Round 11 Dec 4 - Round 12

WESTERN FLAT TRACK www.westernflattrack.com Aug 23-24 - Fuji Park Flat Track, Carson City NV 4WD CLUBS & EVENTS BADLANDS OFF ROAD ADVENTURES www.4x4training.com Aug 16 - Rubicon Adventure Sept 4 - Labor Day Club Run Oct 15 - Death Valley Adventure Nov 27 - Turkey Day Run Dec 29 - Saline New Years Deal CALIFORNIA 4WD ASSOCIATION INC. www.cal4wheel.com Aug 12 - Sierra Trek CAPO VALLEY 4 WHEELERS www.cv4w.org DESERT SIDE TRACS www.dst4x4club.org Oct TBA - Death Valley DIABLO 4-WHEELERS www.diablo4wheelers.com Jul 30 - Aug 1 - 43rd Jeep Jamboree Aug 12-15 - Cal 4 Wheel Sierra Trek Aug 18-23 - Dusy Ershim Sept 3-6 - Cal 4 Wheel High Sierra Poker Run Sept 10-12 - Jack Harper Memorial Run Sept 26-Oct 3 - Moab EARLY BRONCOS LTD www.earlybronco.com GEARED FOUR FUN 4WD CLUB www.geared4fun.com HEMET JEEP CLUB www.hemetjeepclub.com INLAND EMPIRE FOUR WHEELERS www.ie4w.com JEEP BLITZ www.jeepblitz.com JUST RUNS www.justruns.com PARKER 4 WHEELERS www.parker4wheelers.net Nov 12-14 - 25th Annual Desert Splash


POINT MUGU 4WD CLUB, INC. www.facebook.com/pages/Point-Mugu4x4-Club/356896013416 RED ROCK 4-WHEELERS www.rr4w.com Sept 4-6 - Labor Day Safari SAN DIEGO 4 WHEELERS www.sd4wheel.com Aug 5-8 - Pismo Beach Sept 3-6 - Labor Day Weekend to Big Bear Oct 4-9 - Trail Hero, Sand Hollow State Park, Hurricane UT Oct 8-10 - Corral Canyon Trail Clean-up Oct -10 - Pismo Beach Jeep Fest Oct 15-16 - Operation Desert Fun Ocotillo Wells CA Oct 15-16 - Picacho Peak Run, Arizona side Oct 22-24 - Borrego Days Festival, Borrego Springs CA Oct 28-31 - VV4W Hump-n-Bump Oct 30-31 - Lucerne Valley, Cougar Buttes

CALL TO VERIFY INFO BEFORE TRAVELING EVENTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR ERROR RACE PROMOTERS Send your event information to ssormag@gmail.com 4WD TRAINING BADLANDS OFF ROAD ADVENTURES www.4x4training.com San Diego Area - Getting Started Off Road Driving Clinic - Oct 23-24, Nov 20-21 Los Angeles Area - Getting Started Off Road Driving Clinic - Oct 23-24, Nov 6-7, Nov 20-21 Aug 28 - Sand Dune Off-Road Driving, Oceano Dunes Sept 11 - Tire Repair & Hi-Lift Mini Clinic Sept 25 - Winching Clinic FUN RUNS CORVA www.corva.org HI-DESERT CHARITIES OFF ROAD POKER RUN www.facebook.com/Hi-DesertCharities-Offroad-Poker-Run1472979602913413/

SAN DIEGO OUTBACKS 4X4 CLUB (760) 789-8294

MORONGO BASIN SEARCH & RESCUE - www.desertrun.org

SCOUTS WEST 4WDC www.scoutswest.com Apr 2022 - IH Western Regionals, Calico CA

REDDING DIRT RIDERS www.reddingdirtriders.com

SONS OF THUNDER 4-WHEELERS www.sonsofthunder4x4.com Aug 20-22 - Big Bear CA Sept 25 - Dishpan Oct 22-24 - Joshua Tree Nov 19-21 - Truckhaven TIERRA DEL SOL www.tds4x4.com Oct 4-9 - Trail Hero, Sand Hollow UT Oct 16 - CA4WDC Operation Desert Fun Oct 28-31 - Hump n Bump, Logandale NV Nov 12-14 - CA4WDC Panamint Days VEGAS VALLEY 4 WHEELERS www.vv4w.org Oct 28-31 - Hump 'N' Bump 2021 VICTOR VALLEY 4 WHEELERS www.victorvalley4wheelers.com WILLYS OVERLAND MOAB RALLY - www.willysrally.com

SAN DIEGO OFF ROAD COALITION www.sdorc.org Nov 13 - Lost Lizard Fun Run, Superstition Mountain OHV Area SOBOBA RIDES, San Jacinto CA www.sobobarides.biz Feb 27, 2022 - 42nd Annual Soboba Trail Ride G.P.’S AMA DISTRICT 37 www.district37ama.org Aug 21-22, Round 7, Idaho Oct 24 - Viewfinders GP Oct 30-31 - Prospectors GP Nov 12-14 - Shamrocks GP AMA DISTRICT 38 www.amad38.com AMRA ARIZONA MOTORCYCLE RIDERS ASSOCIATION www.amraracing.com ARIZONA OFF ROAD PROMOTIONS www.arizonaoffroadpromotions.com Oct 2- Payson GP, Payson AZ

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Dec 18 - Canyon Christmas GP and Team Race, Peoria AZ DIRT SERIES www.elsinoregrandprix.com Nov 12-14 - 52nd Annual Lake Elsinore Grand Prix, Lake Elsinore CA FIRE & POLICE MOTOCROSS www. firepolice mx.com Dec 7 - Christmas GP, Lake Elsinore MX Park Glen Helen Raceway, Devore CA www.glenhelen.com SRA GP - Aug 15, Sept 19, Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 5 Nov 26-28 - Day in the Dirt LACR MX, Palmdale CA www.lacr.mx National Grand Prix Series (Formerly Big 6) www.ngpcseries.com Aug 21-22 - Round 6, Idaho Oct 2-3 - Round 8, Ridgecrest CA Oct 30-31 - Round 9, Blythe CA Nov 12-14 - Round 10, Shamrocks GP Nov 26- 28 - Round 11, Socal MC, Delano CA REDDING DIRT RIDERS www.reddingdirtriders.com SHORTY'S SPORTS PARK LLC Blythe CA www.facebook.com/shortyssportspark SRA www.sragp.com Motorcycles, Quads, UTVs All events held at Glen Helen, San Bernardino CA Aug 15 - Round 8 Sept 19 - Round 9 Oct 17 - Round 10 Nov 21 - Round 11 Dec 5 - Round 12 ZR PROMOTIONS www.zrpromo.com MOTOCROSS Also see Vintage Motocross Category AMA AMATEUR NATIONAL MX REGIONAL www.mxsports.com Aug 2-7 - Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, Hurricane Mills TN


AMA LUCAS OIL PRO MX CHAMPIONSHIP www.mxnationals.com Aug 14 - Unadilla MX, New Berlin NY Aug 21 - Budds Creek National, Mechanicsville MD Aug 28 - Ironman Raceway, Crawfordsville IN Sept 4 - Fox Raceway, Pala CA Sept 11 - Prairie City SVRA, Rancho Cordova CA AME MINICROSS www.ameminicross.com Aug 7 - Stacyc Round 4, Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA Aug 14 - Stacyc Round 5, Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA Sept 4 - Stacyc Round 6, Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA CAHUILLA CREEK MX TRACK. Anza CA www.cahuillacreekmotocross.com DT1 MX Park Tulare CA www.dt1mxpark.com FIRE & POLICE MOTOCROSS www.firepolicemx.com Oct 11-12 - Fire & Police MX National, Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park, Lake Elsinore CA

FOX RACEWAY Pala CA raceway.palatribe.com Aug 14 - Big Mini Fest Round 7 Sept 3 - Big Mini Fest Final Round Sept 4 - Fox Raceway National 2 Glen Helen Raceway, Devore CA www.glenhelen.com Aug 7 - REM MX Aug 8 - OTHG/CalVMX Aug 14 - REM MX Aug 21 - REM MX Aug 22 - OTMX MX Sept 4 - REM MX Sept 5 - CALVMX MX Sept 12 - ARX Sept 18 - REM MX Sept 25-26 - WORCS Bikes LA PLAYA MOTOCROSS Rosarito, Mexico www.facebook.com/laplayamotocross LACR MX, Palmdale CA - www.lacr.mx Sept 12 - OTMX Races OLD SCHOOL SCRAMBLES RACING www.oldschool scramblesracing.com All races held at Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA

CALL TO VERIFY INFO BEFORE TRAVELING EVENTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR ERROR RACE PROMOTERS Send your event information to ssormag@gmail.com Oct 30-31 - OktoberFast Grand Prix & TT Scrambles Rnd 5 Dec 11-12 - TT Scrambles Rnd 6 Truck Track OVER THE HILL GANG www.overthe hillgang.org Aug 8 - Round 5 Summer Series, Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA Aug 21 - Round 6 Summer Series, Glen Helen Raceay, San Bernardino CA Sept 3-5 - Bay National, Argyll MX, Dixon CA Sept 19 - Round 1 Triple Crown Series, Cal City MX, California City CA Oct 3 - Round 2 Triple Crown Series, DT1 MX, Tulare CA Oct 22-24 - Valley National, DT1 MX, Tulare CA Nov 14 - Round 3 Triple Crown Series, Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA

Perris Raceway Perris CA - www.perrismx.com Dec 5 - Fall Classic Round 4 REM MOTOCROSS www.remsatmx.com All events at Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA Aug 7, 14, 21 - Motocross Sept 4, 1, 18 - Motocross Oct 31 - OctoberCross Nov 20 - Motocross SHORTY'S SPORTS PARK LLC Blythe CA www.facebook.com/shortyssportspark SOCAL OLD TIMERS MX CLUB www.socalotmx.org Aug 1 - Perris Raceeway, Perris CA Aug 22 - Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA Sept 21 - LACR, Palmdale CA


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COMING EVENTS Continued Sept 26 - Lake Elsinore MX, Lake Elsinore CA Oct 10 - Cahuilla Creek MX, Anza CA Oct 17 - Perris Raceway, Perris CA Oct 31 - Glen Helen, San Bernardino CA

SOCAL CHAMPIONSHIP MOTOCROSS www.socalmxseries.com Aug 15 - Round 6, LACR, Palmdale CA Aug 22 - Round 7, Glen Helen, San Bernardino CA STATE FAIR MX www.statefairmx.com Aug 15 - Terra Firma Swapmoto THE DIRT SERIES www.dirtseriesracing.com Aug 21 - Round 4 TBA Sept 11 - Round 5 TBA WORCS www.worcsracing.com Bike Schedule Sept 10-12 - Round 6, Flying E Ranch, Wickenburg AZ Sept 24-26 - Rounds 7&8, Glen Helen, San Bernardino CA 20

Oct 22-24 - Round 9, Mesquite MX, Mesquite NV Nov 19-21 - Round 10, Buffalo Bills, Primm NV

OFF ROAD NIGHTS www.ornscene.com SAND SPORTS SUPER SHOW www.sandsports supershow.com Sept 17-19 - Sand Sports Super Show, Costa Mesa CA

Quad/SXS Sept 3-5 - Round 6, Flying E Ranch, Wickenburg AZ Oct 1-3 - Rounds 7&8, Glen Helen, San Bernardino CA Oct 29-31 - Round 9, Mesquite MX, Mesquite NV Nov 10 - ATV with MC, Round 10, Buffalo Bills, Primm NV Nov 12-14 - SXS ONLY, SXS World Finals, Buffalo Bills, Primm NV

ROCK CRAWLING DIRT RIOT ENDURANCE RACING www.werocklive.com Western Series Aug 7-8 - Round 3 West, Broken Boulder Farms, Goldendale WA NOR CAL ROCK RACING www.norcalrockracing.com Aug 27 - Round 5 Norcal SXS, Fernley NV

OFF ROAD RALLY SONORA RALLY www.sonorarally.com

ULTRA 4 RACING www.ultra4racing.com Aug 6 - Sturgis West and North Joint Race, Sturgis SD Sept 3 - Crandon East and North Joint Race, Crandon WI Oct 15 - Ultra 4 Nationals, Davis OK

OFF ROAD SHOWS OFF ROAD EXPO www.offroadexpo.com Sept 11-12 - Phoenix Raceway, Avondale AZ Oct 9-10 - VENUE & DATE CHANGE Lucas Oil Off Road Expo, Ontario CA

SAND DRAGS BAKO SAND DRAGS www.facebook.com/bakosanddrags

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ET MOTOPARK www.etmotopark.com Apache Junction AZ Aug 21 - Hot Summer Nights Mud Bog & Sand Drag SOCAL SAND DRAGS www.socalsanddrags.com SHORT COURSE GLEN HELEN RACEWAY www.glenhelen.com Sept 11 - GBC UTV/Quad Stadium Short Course Dec 4 - GBC UTV/Quad Stadium Short Course GREAT AMERICAN SHORTCOURSE www.greatamericanshortcourse.com Oct 9-10 - Rounds 5&6, Location TBD Nov 13-14 - Rounds 7&8, Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA OFF ROAD NIGHTS www.ornscene.com SPEED ENERGY FORMULA OFF ROAD www.stadium supertrucks.com Tentative 2021 Schedule Jul 2-4 - Mid-Ohio Indy Aug - TBA

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www. kingshocks. com Sept 24-26 - Long Beach CA Nov 12-13 - TBA VORRA www.facebook.com/pg/ VORRARacing/events/ SPEEDWAY COSTA MESA SPEEDWAY www.costamesa speedway.net SUPERCROSS MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS www.SupercrossOnline.com TRIALS AHRMA www.ahrma.org Aug 20 - Pavilion MX Park, Pavilion NY Sept 10 - Diamond Don Motorsports, Jefferson TX Sept 18 - Rattlers Run, Spokane WA Oct 2 - Bushey Ranch, Canby CA Oct 8 - Barber Motorsports Park, Leeds AL Oct 10 - Barber Motorsports Park, Leeds AL Nov 5 - Nat'l Championship Finale - T&S Racing, Henryetta OK

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TRIALS ASSOCIATION www.socaltrials.com Sept 11 - 7th Annual Piute Palace Fun Trial, Piute Mountain, Sept 26 - Round 1, Plonkers, Lucerne CA Oct 17 - Round 2, VOTE 33rd Annual Jack Volder Classic, Romoland CA Nov 14, Round 3 - SDTR, McCain Valley Dec 4 - Round 4, The Kern River Classic, Keysville Dec 5 - Round 5, The Kern River Classic, Keysville Jan 23, 2022 - Round 6, Happy Trial, Romoland CA Feb 20, 2022 - Round 7, SDTR, McCain Valley D/C Mar 20, 2022 - Round 8, Plonkers, Lucerne CA Apr 23, 2022 - Round 9, SCTA 50th El Trial de España, Motoventures, Cahuilla, Anza CA Apr 24, 2022 - Round 10, SCTA Conquer The West Cup, Motoventures, Cahuilla, Anza CA May 22, 2022 - SCTA Awards Trial & Youth Fundraiser, Motoventures, Cahuilla, Anza CA


CALL TO VERIFY INFORMATION BEFORE TRAVELING EVENTS SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION OR ERROR VINTAGE MOTOCROSS AHRMA www.ahrma.org National Vintage MX Series Aug 1 - Ward Creek MX, Raymond WA Aug 7 - Red Bud MX; Buchanan MI Aug 21 - Pavilion MX Park, Pavilion NY Sept 11 - Diamond Don Motorsports, Jefferson TX Sept 19 - Rattlers Run, Spokane WA Sept 25 - Lincoln Trail Motorsports, Casey IL Oct 3 - Bushey Ranch, Canby CA Oct 9 - Barber Motorsports Park, Leeds AL Oct 16 - Georgia Practice Facility (GPF), Cairo GA Oct 23 - Texas Vintage GP, Donie TX Nov 6 - National Championship Finale, T&S Racing, Henryetta OK AMERICAN RETROCROSS www.americanretrocross.org Sept 12 - Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA

Oct 31 - Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA Nov 14 - Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA Dec 19 - Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA AMERICAN VINTAGE DIRT RACERS ASSOCIATION www.avdra.com Sept 19 - Race 7, Thunder in the Valley, Lakewood CO Sept 26 - Race 8, Motoland, Casa Grande AZ Oct 17 - Race 9, Arizona Cycle Park, Buckeye AZ Nov 14 - Race 10, Motoland, Casa Grande AZ Dec 26 - Race 11, Race of Champions, Casa Grande AZ CALVMX www.calvmx.net Aug 9 - Round 5, Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA Sept 5 - Round 6, Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA Oct 3 - Round 7, Lake Elsinore MX, Lake Elsinore CA E

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OFF ROAD VOLUNTEERS River Hoy, my grandson, helping out - Angie Mitchell, Henderson NV

John Pellissier getting the race course signs ready

Steve Lystlund pounding in course markers here and in upper right corner

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From racing, to trail maintenance, highway and desert clean-ups and land use activism, it takes thousands of off road enthusiasts to keep the sport going. A lot of hard work donated by willing volunteers keeps the sport alive and makes it possible for so many to have fun doing what they love. THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!!!!!

CJ Hutchins and John Pellissier

Kerry Jo Mitchell and dad KJ Mitchell

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Volunteers from the San Diego Off Road Coalition Earth Day Clean Up 2021 Highway 8 at Buckman Springs, east and west approximately five miles of highway. Left to Right, Rob Smith, Austin Dvorak, Audrey Mason, Bo Neece, Nicole Honstead and Ed Stovin. - Audrey Mason, Lakeside CA


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Antonio and Alfredo Lopez manning the road crossing at the ZR Copa Jeep desert races for bikes and quads - Rene Montaño, ZR Promo

Mr. Steve teaching the kids to ride at Thundering Trails off road camp - Sherri Kukla, Ocotillo Wells CA

I spent years with SDORC and friends as a volunteer and with Outbacks and On the Edge 4x4 clubs. Ran into Rick Moore and Scott Hillier, two volunteers extraordinaire, at my one and only attendance at TDS Desert Safari, March 2015 - Venessa "ZukiChick" Cunningham, Lakewood WA My off Road family volunteers at Superstition Mountain in Imperial County as Pit Crew and Snack Bar for our desert racer in the family. Grandma Carmen Woolf, Aunts Frances Quesada and Patty Torrez, Uncle Sal Quesada and Mom Lisa Perez. Sitting on the quad is Antonio Geovanni Perez. - Carmen Woolf, Brawley CA 26


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The Stewards of the Sierra have been clearing riding areas for months that saw a huge wind event in January. The effects are amazing and will take a year or more to get totally cleared. They are mostly retired guys really doing stuff the Forest service used to do. They are a non-profit group and could use some followers on Facebook as they have a yearly ride for donations. Just the amount of trees is staggering. - Michael Gaynor, Bass Lake CA


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MY WORST OFF ROAD It's a harder bypass I've taken several times in the past in Ocotillo Wells . . . . but it changed dramatically between visits. I could not see the hole from the driver's seat, though it can kind of be seen in the dash video. It was a slow motion ride, similar to a carnival ride where you strap in and they flip you upside down. As soon as the ride stopped moving I braced my hand against the roof, undid my seat belt, figured out how to turn around and stand up, then opened the door. My nephew was running over to help, and he says it startled him when I popped out of the rolled Jeep like a jack in the box. - Brian Masters, Escondido CA

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Dan Ito getting run over by Dwayne Locke in the bomber class at SCFTA. - Photo by the late Tom Corley, submitted by Rich Silva, Orange CA

Here are two brand new Turbo RZRs. Head on collision with both cars running about 30mph, both cars totaled. Everyone walked away and I spent the night in the hospital. Moral of the story, have insurance, glad we did other guy not so much. - Bryan Jacobson, Ehrenberg AZ 32

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Los Coyotes about 10 years ago. El Hill. We had been doing trail maintenance all day in hopes of reopening to off roading. Gave a friend a ride up, and decided to drive back down… ..I was told later that nobody ever goes down our hill. Now I know why. - Bart Dixon, Vista CA

I did not suffer any injuries, but coming to a close at the Glen Helen 10 Hour Endurance Race, already exhausted and could not see well at night, I was climbing their steep hills in the dark and hit a really bad dip causing me to whiskey throttle my bike off the side of the hill. Luckily it hit the chain and bounced back at me! This is a clip from the video my gopro mounted on the bike captured - Kristin Baxter, Sulphur Springs TX

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This is a crash at the Mint 400 in 2018. This was at approximately mile 20. I carried on and later killed the engine on the lakebed at approximately mile 32. - Alvin Rocha, Visalia CA Photos by Door54 Photography www.door54photography.zenfolio.com

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This is my friend Brandon Quintanar. I had just met him and had been wheeling with him and some other Jeeps at Corral Canyon. The other guys called it quits but Brandon had just built his Jeep and wanted to do some more trails. So I went with him because you should never wheel alone and I had new tires and wanted to wheel with someone. Well as you can see it’s a good thing I went with him. He was trying to get up a rock and the Jeep went over. Luckily Brandon and his friend were fine. I had to cut the seatbelt for his friend. Brandon cut his own. So FranknYODA [my truck] got it back on his wheels. - John King, Santee CA This is a Judd Neves photo of me in 2019. This was my crash during a Campo flat track race where I was airlifted to the hospital in SD. - Larry Hammers, Duck River TN

One of our summer customers. It was 118 that day and it cost the customer $550 to locate and recover. I credit it my manager Jeremy for the rescue. - Tim Norgren, Quadstop Rentals, Ocotillo Wells CA 36 36


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And finally, from the Judd Files . . .

Del Mar quad high side launch during a heat race Larry Collie Jr hovering just above the Camp Lockett terra firma

One last batch of OFF ROAD NIGHTMARES ahead Julian Hoefert losing a wheel after the hub broke Josh Tovar.....I should have turned left... 38

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If you crash Judd is going to catch it, kart racing at CALVMX Flat Track in Campo

Calvmx Michael Diffenbaugh’s first flat track race

The domino effect at Calvmx flat track

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Idiot Racing a j a B o goes t F

or 20 years I have dreamt about racing in Baja, but there was a problem. I have never built a car, or

raced, or even attended a desert race. I had a set of wrenches and knew how they worked, and that was about it. So, in the depths of my COVID crazies, I took the logical step and bought a 1969 VW Beetle with the intent of building a Class 11 race car and taking on the Baja 500.

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But there was a lot to learn along the way. To help me along, I decided to consult the world’s most polite resource – social media. I quickly branded myself “Idiot Racing” as a way to excuse myself for the dumb questions I was about to ask, and got to work. Over the next 10 months and thousands of hours of labor, I built and rebuilt the roll cage. I built the brake system twice before figuring out the easy solution. I learned how to weld and how to fabricate steel. I learned that the tensile strength of aluminum can overpower most of the tools and devices in my workshop. I learned the names of each of my mail carriers. And I learned how to do everything exactly the wrong way before figuring out the right. Eventually, I managed to build a nearly race ready SCOREcompliant Class 11 race car, and just in time. The June race was quickly approaching.

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But the downside to being a would-be desert racer in Florida is the lack of an actual desert. With that in mind, and knowing that the real Baja Bug experts all reside in Southern California, I headed west two weeks before Baja for some race prep boot camp. I spent two days with the awesome people at EMPI, getting more done than I could in two weeks by myself, and got my first runs in at the MORE McKenzie 250. By the time I got to Ensenada, the car was in the best condition that this novice builder from the opposite side of the country could get it, and it was finally time to cross “Race in Baja” off my bucket list. But we didn’t make it to the end of the race. We didn’t even make it halfway. We broke down at Race Mile 55 after blowing a ball joint, rebuilding a carburetor, and destroying a front shock. We faced hill climbs inequivalent to anything we’ve seen in Florida. We encountered boulders the size of watermelons. We trudged

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through sand pits deeper than the world-famous Clearwater Beach can offer. And my car was stolen somewhere between midnight and 2am. In short, we had spectacularly failed. And I loved every minute of it. Because in the midst of those low points were some of the highest highs we could have ever imagined. We were cheered on by thousands of locals, screaming “Vochito!” as we passed by. We were welcomed into the Ensenada off-road racing community by race shops, parts suppliers, and Class 11 fanatics with 40 years of experience. We will never forget being rescued by 15 of the most wonderful locals, who held our car up on a hill with their bare hands and fixed our broken part without us ever asking or even lifting a finger to do any of it. And, most memorably, we’ll remember how hundreds of people we’ve never met banded

together to help us find our stolen car, and how three policemen and two new friends didn’t hesitate to help us get its wheels back on and push it back on to our trailer. I had a dream of racing in Baja. What I didn’t know that what I was actually dreaming about was the entire experience – from working with other Class 11 racers, to the 11th hour pushes, to the strain and stress of overworking myself to get to that start line and that sheer joy when you do, to the anguish/trials/tribulations of trying to compete in this race all while surrounded by the most passionate population you could ever find. And, now that we’ve had the experience once, there is no question that we will be back for the 1000 this fall. Idiot Racing can be found on instagram at @idiot.racing, and online at idiotracing.com



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his month we will talk about State legislation and all the events that are reappearing. Our legislative coalition is closely watching three bills right now. Our own bill, AB232 has one more committee to be heard (Senate Appropriations) and we expect it to move through, be signed and become law. This bill will make it so that if your state does not recognize California off-road registration, then California does not recognize yours. We hope this bill will make the three states that do not recognize us change their ways. We are supporting SB227, Brian Jones red sticker bill. This bill will allow formerly red sticker bikes to continue to be registered in California. New red sticker bikes 2022 and beyond will not be allowed on public land, unless they are in a race. It looks like the fee for these new registrations will be $63 per year. It looks very likely that this bill will go all the way and get signed into law. We are very disappointed that AB1512 is moving so easily. This is the bill that would have State parks "dispose" of the land


purchased some 20 years ago to expand Carnegie SVRA. The language in this bill has been introduced each year since 2017 and has yet to become law. It has only the Senate Appropriations committee and then will go to the governor. Two years ago, a similar bill was vetoed by Gov Newsom, so it is possible the bill will die again. Our lobby group will be asking the governor to veto this again. Bill SB433 would have the California Coastal Commission be able to enforce their actions with higher fines. We don't like what this could do in Oceano Dunes SVRA.

Oceano Dunes

Speaking of Oceano Dunes, while the lawsuits wait to be heard, Friends of Oceano Dunes has several fundraisers planned to help offset the cost of defending this much loved park. Friends of Oceano Dunes and Rugged Radios are raffling a Polaris General XP. This raffle ends Sunday September 19th at midnight, with the winner being announced Friday September 24th at 5:00 PM. They are also hosting a Golf Tournament August 28th in Lemoore Ca. Go to https:// www.oceanodunes.org/ for details. Other events coming include Jeeps at San Diego Duckfoot Brewery August 22, Jeep Bash September 11 at Bolsa Chica State Beach, Sand Sports Super Show September 17-19 in Costa Mesa and Off-Road Expo October 9-10 in a new location in Ontario California. SDORC will be trying to attend SSSS and Expo.

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Lost Lizard Fun Run

SDORC's own Lost Lizard Fun Run will be taking place this November 13 by Superstition Mountain. Pre-entry will get you a discount, T-shirt and easy signup the day of the event. The event will have five checkpoints along a 20 mile loop. Each checkpoint will have playing cards for you to draw (best five card stud, second best and worst hand get special prizes) and a game to play that earns raffle tickets for our big drawing. We are inviting several

food vendors and an ice cream truck who will give a free scoop to anyone in uniform (Think Boy or Girl Scouts and any branch of military). Many make it their first trip to the desert of the season, so please join us for the fun and help us keep it open. Pre register at https://sdorc.org/fun-run-2021/ E

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Bike Shop By Clutch Roberts


wenty years ago, the inside of the world of supercross was rocked in a way that had never been seen before or since. The American Motorcycle Association ended its relationship with Clear Channel Entertainment (who was hosting supercross in the US) and brought on Jam Sports to take over. What happened next left the AMA humbled and supercross fans scratching their heads. Clear Channel didn't want to give up their lucrative supercross series, so they began to put together a series of their own. The AMA and Jam Sports did likewise. Clear Channel had an advantage of multi-year leases with prominent stadiums around the country. The AMA had the riders, as they were competing for an AMA championship in their contracts. The AMA and Jam Sports were looking good, until Clear Channel pulled a truly epic maneuver. Clear Channel went over to Europe and asked the FIM (Federation International Motorcycling) to sanction their series. The FIM was eager to join the most prestigious off-road motorcycle racing series in the world and signed right up. The AMA is a sub member of the FIM, and is able to host international world championship motorcycle races. The AMA, as a member of the FIM is required to follow their rules, one of which is that there cannot be a national championship race on the same day as a world championship race in the same country. This put the AMA and Jam Sports in an impossible position. Supercross only happens on Saturday nights in the early part of the year and the AMA and Jam Sports could not compete. AMA had to go to the bargaining table and rejoined with Clear Channel and now the FIM. This left Jam Sports out in the cold, but don't feel too bad for them. They sued and walked away with $30 million in an anti trust case. The AMA and FIM became reluctant partners in supercross. Their rules have been similar, but not identical. Both banned lead in fuel in the early 2000's. 50

While both banned it, the AMA adopted the FIM testing standards. The FIM was very strict and a few top riders were sanctioned because of miniscule amounts of lead found in their fuel. Michael Byrne, Chad Reed, James Stewart and Ricky Carmichael all suffered from getting caught with minute levels of lead in their gas. The FIM also uses the World Anti Doping Association to check riders for performance enhancing drugs. WADA is extremely strict and has damaged rider's careers for miniscule amounts of drugs. Cade Clason and James Stewart got in trouble for using doctor prescribed Adderall, while Brock Tickle got in trouble for a substance found in cold medicine. Christian Craig was informed by WADA nine months after his sample was taken that he had failed a drug test. I don't condone cheating in racing, but I do believe that rules should be made and enforced in a reasonable way. MotoGP star, Andrea Iannone, was sanctioned for using a tiny amount of a steroid that could only be used to grow larger muscles. Funny thing about that is that motorcycle road racers go to great lengths to be as light as possible. Iannone says it may have come from meat he ate in Malaisia (while racing there). His hair test did not show regular use. I wondered why the AMA tried to get rid of Clear Channel in the first place. I asked a friend who is a long time radio personality what he thought about Clear Channel. I was surprised at the horror stories he told me about Clear Channel, their greed and harsh treatment of employees. Why is all this relevant now? In early July 2021, the AMA and Feld Motorsports (who took over running Supercross from Clear Channel 10 years ago) announced that the FIM is no longer associated with AMA supercross. I, for one, welcome the change, and hope that the riders who risk so much for our entertainment, will be more justly treated. E

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PIONEERTOWN By Jessi Puffenbarger www.sdjc.rocks


hat do you do when it is hot and you want to go outside and spend the day with friends? A trail ride of course. To beat the heat, the San Diego Jeep Club tries to do club runs during the hot months up in the mountains. This run began in Pioneertown and ended up near Baldwin Lake in Big Bear. Pioneertown’s origins date back to 1946 when a group of movie investors decided to create an Old West set that could be

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used for filming but also as a tourist attraction. The town’s facades are based on the 1880’s old west and feature a stable, saloon, and jail. Actors such as Roy Rogers and Gene Autry were among the stars that invested in the venture. During the 1940s and 50s over 50 films were shot in Pioneertown. Some of the famous movies shot here include Annie Oakley, The Cisco Kid, Rider in the Sky, Lazy Eye, and Jeopardy. Gene Autry even went on to film a weekly TV show at

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Pioneertown over the course of five years. One infamous episode shows the Bowling Alley sign uncovered. Typically during the filming of the show and movies, these signs reflecting the building’s actual business were covered to maintain the old west feel. With 44 Jeeps, we started our journey leaving Pioneertown. We made our way to Burns Canyon Road. This trail is accessible to hikers and off road driving. The trail is 18.7 miles in length and

is a heavily trafficked trail in both directions so be sure and be alert. Burns Canyon Road eventually turns into 2NO2 also known as Arraste Creek Trail. While this trail is not difficult, it offers a scenic day out. As we traveled down the trail we encountered a small snag. One jeep had a tire losing air and another had a problem with the carburetor valve. We had a small group split off


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to take care of both items and the group was able to catch back up with the train quickly. After a short break in a meadow area, we continued down the trail towards the Eye of God. As you travel on Burns Canyon Road be sure and take a good look at all of the Joshua Trees also known as Yucca brevifolia. These trees always remind me of something out of a children’s book. Ironically, the Joshua tree is not a tree at all since it does not contain any wood, but that is a story for another time. Joshua Trees do not bloom every year so when you see them in bloom be sure and take a look. After passing through the Joshua Trees you will encounter several offshoots on the trail that I highly recommend exploring. One such offshoot will take you right up to Rose Mine. This mine was operated during the 1860s and was one of the most profitable mines. It is estimated that over $1.25 million in


high-grade gold ore was removed from this mine before it closed in 1906. Continuing down 2N02/Burns Canyon will take you past several camping spots and additional mining sites. Making a detour onto 2N90 will take you to Tip Top Mountain where lead and silver were mined. There is a spectacular 360-degree view from the top. Redwoods start to enter the landscape as we make our journey towards Baldwin Lake. There is a small concrete bridge in this area put in by the forest service. Unfortunately, the creek below has run dry but the Redwoods provide beautiful scenery. Following the winding trail, there are gorgeous views of Big Bear and Baldwin Lake below. Continuing on the trail if you look towards Baldwin Lake, there is an outcropping of trees with a large white rock formation. This area is known as The Eye

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of God. It consists of a giant snow quartz megalith that at one time projected dozens of feet on the hillside. In the late 1800s with mining being the chief trade of the area, a gold miner tried to detonate the quartz in the hopes that there would be precious minerals present. Unfortunately, all that occurred was the destruction of the formation leaving only the small rock face that you see today. This area was considered sacred land to the native people of Big Bear known as Yuhaviatam: “People of the Pines” also known as the Serrano people. The rock formation was believed, according to legend, to be created during the cremation of the god Kurat. It is believed that his eye flew out and became the giant white quartz megalith. After leaving the trailhead, we escorted all participants to a dirt lot next to Baldwin Lake. Baldwin Lake is part of an

ecological reserve. Originally, the lake was named Alkali Lake but was renamed when Elias Jackson “Lucky” Baldwin purchased the rights to the lake with a few gold mines in 1876. At the San Diego Jeep Club, we love taking people to places they have never been and giving them an opportunity to see a taste of what there is out there to explore. This trail has so many trail offshoots to explore that I highly recommend spending a weekend doing just that. Dispersed camping is allowed in this area and there are several areas of the main trail that would make a wonderful place for your family or a small group of friends to set up as base camp and then explore throughout the day. Please be sure to always stay on the trail and leave every area better than you found it. There is so much history to see and explore. Enjoy your adventure! E

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Past In keeping with the Worst Off Road Nightmare theme, Trackside Photo pulls out a nightmare from 36 years ago. John Buffum and his Audi Quattro after rolling it on a stage of the Susquhannok Trails Pro Rally in Pennsylvania, 1985

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f you’re a regular reader, you’ll recall that I often stress the virtues of proper packing for your 4WD trip. Having the right gear and supplies can make or break a four-wheeling experience. At the same time, taking the wrong stuff can be bad for you, your vehicle and the environment. What kinds of items am I talking about? The following list will get you started. The categories showcase the issue.

Environmental Responsibility

• Glass beer bottles: From the evidence I’ve seen, beer drinking can lead to irresponsible behavior. Empty bottles are tossed on the ground or into the fire pit. Broken glass litters the campground, which is a real hazard. If you want to drink beer, bring aluminum cans (and make sure you recycle). • Wood with nails: Most nails end up in the fire pit. But some get scattered about, where they get stepped on and puncture tires. 58

• Processed or treated wood: This wood gives off noxious fumes when burned. Burn only pure wood and, ideally, wood that is thoroughly cured (gray in color). On a related matter, don’t transport Do you think this will make the trip? firewood more than about 50 miles. You risk spreading invasive bugs like the emerald ash borer. • Mylar balloons: They get wrapped up in brush and simply litter the grounds (and waterways). Animals sometimes try to ingest the material or string.

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Potentially Messy

Suspension Without Compromise

• Raw eggs in the original grocery carton: There’s a high risk of breaking. The goo works its way throughout the carton and glues other eggs together. It might also leak through the carton and gum up other food and containers in the fridge. A real mess. For health and safety, do not be tempted to crack a dozen eggs into a Nalgene bottle. That’s an easy way to introduce contaminates and salmonella. Eggs quickly spoil outside the protective shell. If you want to pack raw eggs, store them in plastic egg containers. They come in multiple sizes, from one egg up to 12. • Salsa dip in a plastic container: The lid can pop off during all the jostling of a typical 4WD trip. Then you have salsa all over the fridge/freezer or ice cooler. And if you like to keep the salsa and chips handy – in your lap – well, you soon have a very tasty but messy lap. • Car-sick dog: No explanation needed.

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• Sandals: Always pack closed-toed footwear (boots are preferred). Your feet aren’t protected with sandals. Plenty of sharp, prickly things out there. • Large, non-disposable, containers: They’re handy for storing quantities of food, firewood, and other consumables. Once you use up the products, you’re stuck with that space-killing container. Bring your supplies in a cardboard box, a bag, or soft-sided carrier. Food, additional I cut the handles off to pack more You can fold up the bag and stow it. You can break • Perishable items: Be efficiently. The standard holders down the cardboard box and put it in the Trasharoo for careful with seafood, mayonnaise, do not handle extra large eggs. recycling. and other foods that must be kept • Firewood, Dutch oven or fireworks: If a fire restriction chilled. Consider eating or cooking those quickly. is in place, leave these at home. • Large containers of condiments: Do you really need a large • Illegal drugs: No explanation needed. But feel free to check jar of pickles, ketchup or relish for a weekend adventure? Save laws regarding marijuana. Just understand that the state you live precious space in your vehicle. Pack only the small containers of in and the one you’re traveling to may have different laws. Being those and other food items. under the influence of alcohol or drugs can seriously impair an individual’s judgment and reactions leading to an increased risk Respect others of accidents and injury. We require that all drivers are sober when • Loud radio or generator: Radios and generators have their driving. place off road. Just keep the noise level down. That’s easy to do with a radio, of course. Place the generator as far from tents as Lastly, things that might not be necessary possible. You could also craft a tent-like structure to help muffle • Eye lash curler the engine rumble. • Tux (unless 4WD wedding is planned) • Human noise: We all like to have a good time while camping. Once the sun sets, make sure you lower the voice level, For a successful 4WD event, what you leave at home is just too. Allow other campers to sleep peacefully. Note that this doesn’t as important as what you take with you. As you pack your vehicle, include snoring. However, if you snore loudly, please be kind to ask yourself if you really need each item. You may discover other others! items that don’t belong. • Trail mates: Leave any whiners behind (in town not on the trail). Tom Severin, 4x4 Coach, teaches 4WD owners how to confidently and

Wrong vehicle

• All-wheel-drive vehicle: These don’t feature 4 Low, which is critical while four-wheeling. There are sections of nearly every trail that exceed the capability of an all-wheel-drive vehicle. Without 4 Low you won’t have enough power to go over boulders,

safely use their vechicles to the fullest extent in difficult terrain and adverse driving conditions. Contact him at tom@4x4training.com or visit www.4x4training.com to develop or improve your driving skill. Copyright 2021, Badlands Off-Road Adventures, Inc E

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Camp Bouse

“Every year — on the second weekend in February — tourists, townspeople, and veterans gather to memorialize the now decommissioned Camp Bouse, a World War II army training site in La Paz County, near Parker, Ariz. About 10,000 troops were stationed here between 1943 and 1944 to train on a top-secret weapons program known as Project Canal Defense Light (CDL).” - www.bouseazchamber.com/CampBouse.html 60 60

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eep in the desert of Arizona, somewhere in La Paz County, on Highway 72, lies a small town full of retirees, agriculture, old mines, railroads, canals and secrets. Bouse, AZ is located approximately 27 miles from the California/Arizona border, south of Parker, AZ. Do not expect much for cell phone coverage here but do expect a warm welcome from the Nault family when you stop in at the Ocotillo Lodge & Bar. A perfect watering hole after your desert UTV adventures. The food, people and stories you will hear will truly not disappoint. Starting out in the mid 1800's as a mining community, miners discovered copper and gold in them there desert hills. So why would General Patton not take the opportunity to use the same off the beaten path location to start an Army camp during WWII? In 1943 Bouse became a secret desert training camp that would test

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a secret weapon attached to a tank called the "Gizmo." Closing a year later in 1944, Bouse is now home to snowbirds, off roaders and bikers who travel the path from Phoenix to Las Vegas yearly. This UTV event was held January 29-31, 2021. The moon over the desert was brightly shining as were the UTV light whips in all sizes and colors. The desert at night is the perfect backdrop to show off your night lights. Enjoying the Black Ops Run for about 25+ miles in the desert chill is the perfect way to kick off the event. Choose your day ride! The Plomosa Mountain Loop and Tank Trail rides are both approximately 50+ miles with local guides who will tell the tales of all this area has to offer. Wonderful tail gunners are there to make sure you do not get left behind or run out of gas (oops, make sure your tank is full). Stopping along

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the way to visit mine shafts and broken down rock buildings after following a canal that runs deep into the desert. Through canyons and cactus forests you can end up at the Bill Williams River for lunch with your friends new and old. Dip your toes in the water and stretch your legs a bit on the surrounding trails. But wait . . . there is always more! When the day is over, rinse off the desert then head straight to the Ocotillo Lodge for some Saturday night fun! Try your hand in the Poker Draw, join the corn hole tournament, and raffles with loads of loot to be had thanks to the many sponsors for their contributions. Warm up by the bonfire and indulge in some pulled pork with sides. The welcoming backyard at the Ocotillo Lodge has plenty of seating and laughs waiting for everyone to enjoy. Every UTV

event collects donations or holds an auction with all proceeds going to the Phoenix Children's Hospital. The fun and experiences at these events cannot be put into words. There are not enough thanks for the people behind the scenes working endlessly to make sure your adventure is one to cherish for a lifetime! Experience the many trails and interesting places Arizona has to offer. Adventure awaits at every turn in Arizona and UTV OffRoad Adventures will help you find the experience you are after. For information for ALL Arizona upcoming UTV events visit UTVOffRoadAdventures.com E

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SCFTA Racing

Flat Track Round 6 - July 10, 2021 Perris Raceway - Perris CA Www.scftaracing.com Photos By Dw Media

Kayl Kolkman, first place Pro class

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#54 Elliott Iverson, first place Super Senior +60 Expert

50cc 2 Stk Beg 1. Thomas Chavira 2. Ben Eikelberger 3. Rey Resendez 4. Luca Doffo 50cc 4 Stk Beg 1. Bryce Eikelberger 2. Lailah Doffo 50cc Open 1. Thomas Chavira 2. Bryce Eikelberger 3. Ben Eikelberger 4. Rey Resendez 5. Lailah Doffo 85cc Open 1. Colin Petton 2. Travis Horn 85cc

2 Stk Am 1. Colin Petton 2. Travis Horn Classic Vintage 1. Dwayne Locke 2. Jeff Apple 3. Joe Pape 4. Lenny Rodriguez Vets +35 Am/Nov 1. Michael Diffenbaugh 2. Michael Lopez 3. Adam Lesley 4. Joseph Boyd 5. Erik Craig Madd Dog 1. Conner Hickerson 2. Travis Horn Powder Puff 1. Joey Crabtree Custom Super #45 Michael Diffenbaugh, first place Vet +35 Amateur/Novice, #419 Michael Senior +60 Nov/Am 1. Neal Lopez second place and #41 Adam Lesley, third place Hartman 2. Gary Lane 3. Pat Mays 4. Tom Howes Premier Senior 1. Wayne Warrington Senior Vets +50 Exp 1. Jon Nunes 2. Mike Vital 3. Darin Dwyer 4. Travis Ward 5. Jeff Apple Pull Starts 1. Conner Hickerson 2. Dan Brown 3. Daltin Collie 4. Jeff Apple 5. Cameron Lankford Senior Vets +50 Am/Nov 1. Michael Diffenbaugh 2. Adam Lesley 3. Mike Gulick 4. Mark Norman 5. Steel Friedrich Framer Exp 1. Jeff Johnson 2. Josh Mills Framer 1. Geneva Howes 2. Jim Bandelin Super Senior +60 Exp 1. Elliott Iverson 2. Joe Steffens 3. James Morris 4. Johnny Custom 5. John Clayton Open Exp 1. Travis Petton 2. Kyle Ferris 3. Ryan Reed 4. Conner 66 66

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Hickerson 5. Matt Foster Open Unclassified 1. Daltin Collie 2. Michael Resendez 3. Michael Lopez 4. Josh Lesley 5. Maxwell Claunch Bomber Expert 1. Jeff Johnson 2. Joe Steffen Bomber Am/ Nov 1. Cole Norman 2. Joey Crabtree Custom 3. Jim Bandelin Vets +35 Exp 1. Jon Nunes 2. Ryan Reed 3. Josh Mills 4. John Clayton Hooligans 1. Helder Alvernaz 2. Adam Lesley 3. Daniel Ito Open Nov 1. Joshua Lesley 2. Zane Davis 3. Maxwell Claunch 4. Joseph Boyd 5. Shawn Doucet Open Am 1. Daltin Collie 2. Travis Friedrich 3. Michael Resendez Pro 1. Kayl Kolkman 2. Grant Holmes 3. Travis Petton 4. Clayton Williams 5. Nick Garcia #5 Neal Hartman first place Super Senior +60 Amateur/Novice, #68 Gary Lane second place and #12x Pat Hayes third place #29 Daltin Collie first place Open Unclassified class, #25 Joshua Lesley fourth place

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#65 Tanner Donahue won the Adult Karts 125cc class. Leading here #8 Clint Newman finished second overall and #79 David Bell, fourth - Judd Neves Photo

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#510 Brian Pusey with a trick third wheel conversion. - Judd Neves Photo

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#5 Harry Sampson, third Quad Open A and #7 Chyrisma Isom, second Quad Open B - Judd Neves Photo

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he second round of the CALVMX/ Legends & Heroes 2021 flat track series returned to the oval at the Camp Lockett Event and Equestrian Facility in rural Campo, CA for round two of the season. Summer like temperatures proved a challenge in keeping the oval race ready. Timely watering kept dust on the oval to a minimum. Saturday’s program featured the two-wheeled competitors. A strong showing of pull-start minibikes, adult mini’s, youth 50-100cc, Class C traction and knobby machines filled the pit area. In a first-time appearance, a “Hooligan” class Harley-Davidson ridden by newcomer Helder Alvenaz was in the pit area. The distinctive sound of its V-twin motor was unique to the Alexandria Williams, first Youth 12 & Under Beginner Camp Lockett oval.

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#7 Kera Berry with a battle against #7 Chyrisma Isom all during the main, checkered flag waving, Kera spins it sideways giving up the second place podium finish - Judd Neves Photo


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Preliminary heat races set the starting order and after a quick track prep, the main events were called to the staging area. One of the first classes to line up were the Open Experts. At the start, Michael Diffenbaugh led into turn one followed by Byron Kukla and Jeff Apple. Kukla soon moved into the lead and, having powered thru the pack, Daltin Collie took over second. Collie immediately began to challenge Kukla for the lead. Collie repeatedly showed Kukla his front wheel on the inside in the turns and pulled alongside Kukla down the straights. On the white flag lap, Collie got a perfect drive exiting turn four and swept past Kukla to take the win. Diffenbaugh held on to take third. Scoring a credible sixth was expert ranked women’s racer Jaycee Jones who was in the thick of the constant shuffling of positions during the race. The Senior Vet 50 Plus Experts saw Diffenbaugh on the line again against Steve Kukla on his pristine Yamaha two-stroke twin and Chief Starter Jeff Apple who juggled both running the starting line along with racing himself. The start saw Kukla with the lead going into turn one. As the lead trio exited onto the back straight, Apple pulled into the lead with Diffenbaugh and Kukla vying for second. Diffenbaugh kept the pressure on Apple until late in the race when Diffenbaugh suffered a lowside while exiting turn four. Taking over second, Kukla closed the gap on Apple, but at the finish it was Apple taking a flag-to-flag win,

Jaycee Jones, first Powder Puff Expert - Judd Neves Photo

Bryce Jaggi, first Youth 12 & Under Novice - Judd Neves Photo

Josh Degan, first Pull Start Open Intermediate - Judd Neves Photo

with Kukla second, while Diffenbaugh was able to remount in time to take a third-place finish. Pull-starts continue to grow in popularity. They were once again out in force. Ranging from museum quality vintage machines that would have been seen at Sears 50 plus years ago, to custom built full-on race machines, the class never fails to provide exciting bar-to-bar duels. In the Open Expert class, the versatile Daltin Collie timed the green flag perfectly to launch off the starting line into the lead, followed by Jeff Apple and Lane Miller. Barely backing off the throttle and running within inches of the haybales lining the outside of the oval, Collie built up an insurmountable lead on his way to the win. Apple secured a comfortable second, while Miller fended off the persistent challenges of Cameron Lankford to secure third. Other winners on the day were Tyler Warner in Mini Dwarf A, Melanie Ross in Mini Dwarf B, Tanner Donahue in 125cc A Adult Karts and Chyrisma Isom in Open Women’s Quad B. Sunday’s program featured classes for the four wheeled racers, along with classes for the pullstart and other two wheeled machines. The Pull-Start machines headlined the two wheeled classes with a large number of entries. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

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Kelsey Newman, second 100cc 2 Stroke A - Judd Neves Photo In the Open Age Experts final, Jeff Apple took an early lead with Daltin Collie and Lane Miller pursuing. Apple was in good form and held the lead until the end of lap seven. On lap eight, Daltin Collie closed in on Apple and passed into the lead. Collie pulled out to around a two-bike

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lead with Apple in second and Lane Miller, third. Collie added to his trophy collection by taking the win, followed by Apple and Miller. Mini Dwarf A racing led off the main events on Sunday. Ryder Patterson put on an excellent display of driving as he powered his way into the lead at the start, pursued closely by Tyler Warner and Bradley Brink. Using impressive controlled power slides thru the turns and avoiding the numerous spins and cone scatterings, Patterson sped to

Craig Crossland, fourth Adult Mini 150cc Novice - Judd Neves Photo

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the win, with Warner and Brink rounding out the top three spots. Karts were the principal group on Sunday, with numerous divisions taking to the oval. In the 125cc A class, Pat Donahue got a good start and took the lead spot, followed by David Bell and Ed Bustin. The top three maintained a torrid pace that separated them from the rest of the pack. Bell began to narrow the gap on Donahue as the race neared its climax. At the checkers, Donahue maintained the lead for the win with Bell a close second and Bustin third. The 100cc Two Stroke A Karts put on a display replete with Daltin Collie, first Open Any Bike - Kathryn Caro Photo the distinctive sound of years of racing experience enabled him to hold onto the lead to the finish, two cycle motors at full throttle. Kylee Miner took an early lead and held on until Ron Esau moved followed by Lawson and Kimmer. Class winners on Sunday included Rachael Weaver taking wins in into the top spot, with Duane Lawson and Brian Kimmer in tow. Esau’s Quad Women’s A and Quad Open A, while Brian Pusey added to his win total by topping the 4 Stroke Adult A kart class. Tyler Warner and Kaiden Johnson added to their victory totals by topping the Cadet Kart A and B divisions. With racing through November there are plenty of rounds left to join the action. Visit www.calvmx.net for race information.

Curt “Power Slide" Nugent - Judd Neves Photo

Jeff Harris, first Pull Start Open Novice

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Adelanto Grand Prix John Koltura, third Pro 1000 NA - RNR Photo

Sullivan and Chris Van Way, second Side Hack team - RNR Photo

Ryder Barnaby, first SXS Youth 250 - RNR Photo 76 76

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Trevor Stewart was the big winner at the Adelanto Grand Prix, sweeping the Pro class - Michael Maher Photo


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ne of the biggest victims of the Coronavirus pandemic and lockdown was sports, and motorsports was no exception. One of the victims was the Adelanto Grand Prix, an event that has existed in one form or another since the early 1980s. In its traditional January date, it managed to squeak in just before the lockdown began in 2020, but as January 2021 approached, the end of the lockdown was still a few months away and the race had to be postponed. With long-time promoter So Cal MC no longer involved, local racing legend Ty Davis took command and the race was rescheduled for Memorial Day weekend and expanded from two days to three, with motorcycles to run on Friday and Saturday and UTVs, including three-wheelers, side hacks and side by sides, taking over on Sunday, on a course modified for their use Saturday night. With the pandemic winding down, and restrictions easing, the race was able to be run. The Memorial Day date saw a smaller crowd of spectators turn out, but plenty of racers took to the track, with hundreds of

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riders turning out to compete in dozens of classes featuring everything from the beginning Pee Wee riders to the thundering 450 pro racers that were the weekend's featured attraction. The course for the event was nearly eight miles long and included open desert, a motocross section with a water jump (the really good riders could fly over the water, the rest, not so much) and an enduro section

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Brennan Watson, fourth SuperMini - RNR Photo The Joe DesRosiers team finished first Side Hack - RNR Photo


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Eric Visser, fifth 50cc (4-6) - Michael Maher Photo

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featuring obstacles like the tire run and the ever-popular log jam THE (a pit full of logs) the riders had to navigate. UTV | Quads | ATV | Modern & Vintage Motorcycle The motorcycles ran on both Shock revalve / rebuild and service • Forks revalve / rebuild and service Friday and Saturday, with the Pro Shock body hard anodizing • Spring kits, stabilizer bars and more! 450, 250 and Women's classes running two 45-minute "motos" on Side by Side Services Include: Performance Suspension Set Up Includes: Eibach spring kit, revalve, rebuild, oil, Friday and one 90-minute race on seal kit & nitrogen, from $1,798.00. Saturday. One name appeared at Complete Shock Revalve Includes: Shims, oil, seal kit & nitrogen, $998.00. the top for all three: Trevor Stewart. Complete Shock Service Includes: Oil, seal kit & nitrogen, $619.00. Spring Kits & Stabilizer Bars Available for most popular models, please call for Stewart dominated all three motos specific pricing information. and took home the top honor of We proudly service: "King of Adelanto", a title he also won in 2018. Tyler Lynn finished second to Stewart in the 450 Pro class, while Thomas Dunn took top honors For more information on our complete line of overall in the 250 Pros. Laci Olivas SXS product and services please contact us today! Phone: (760) 955-8757 | E-mail: info@noleenj6.com topped the Women's class overall Winners on Sunday's UTV races included Shawn Saxon in Pro and earned herself the "Queen of 1000 turbos, Brayden Baker in Pro 1000, Trevor Davis in 3-Wheelers, Joe Adelanto" crown. Desrosiers in Side Hacks and Braxton Grouse. Other winners in the motorcycle classes included Kylie Williams in Complete results can be found at www.adelantogp.com/riders.html Open A, Ruby Hawkins in Girls Sr. Open, Johnny Walker in Vintage, Tony Bienert in Evolution, Troy Bienert in 250 A, Dustyn Davis in Super Mini, Koton Lynn in 450A and Laci Olivas in Woman A.

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Daniel Atienza, fourth Production Turbo OVERALL: 1. Kolby Buentjen (POL); 2. Jeremy Marsh (POL); 3. Aj Fernandez (CAM); 4. Holden Heitritter (POL); 5. Zach Quiroz (CAM); 6. John Connolly (KAW); 7. Daniel Atienza (POL); 8. Wayne Hicken (POL); 9. Victor Gonzalez (CAM); 10. Jeremiah Watson (POL); 11. Bret Metcalf (POL); 12. Kurt Ashley (POL); 13. Paul Van Horsen (POL); 14. Rick Smith (KAW); 15. Chris Blais (CAM); 16. Bo Mortimore (POL); 17. Mitchell Jenson (HON); Kimberly Lynch, sixth DP4 Pro

Wayne Hicken, second DP4 Pro


18. Christopher Sa (POL); 19. Dave Levinson (POL); 20. Mathew Heckermann (POL); DP4 PRO: 1. Jeremy Marsh (POL); 2. Wayne Hicken (POL); 3. Chris Blais (CAM); 4. Jared Cozzocrea (POL); 5. Darren Parsons (POL);

Paul Van Horsen, second Stock 1000

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Jeremy Marsh, second overall, first DP4 Pro

Chris Blais, third DP4 Pro

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DP4 PRO NA: 1. Kolby Buentjen (POL); 2. Tony Bartel (POL); 3. Michael Pascarella (POL); PROD TURBO: 1. Aj Fernandez (CAM); 2. Holden Heitritter (POL); 3. Zach Quiroz (CAM); 4. Daniel Atienza (POL); 5. Victor Gonzalez (CAM); PROD 1000: 1. Kurt Ashley (POL); 2. Rick Coffman (POL); 3. Zachary Michel (POL); 4. Keith Thompson (YAM); 5. Shawn Gunnels (POL); STOCK 1000: 1. John Connolly (KAW); 2. Paul Van Horsen (POL); 3. Rick Smith (KAW); 4. Mitchell Jenson (HON); 5. Mathew Heckermann (POL);

Rick Coffman, second Production 1000

Keith Thompson, fourth Production 1000

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SoCal’s Hall of Famer Larry Roeseler captured one for the ages when he was declared the overall and SCORE Trophy Truck winner of the BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 500

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oCal’s Hall of Famer Larry Roeseler captured one for the ages when he was declared the overall and SCORE Trophy Truck winner of the BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 500, presented by 4 Wheel Parts. Clocked before penalties, the legendary 64-year old desert racing warrior was the third vehicle to reach the finish line in the elapsed-time race. Roeseler, 64, of Boulevard, Calif., climbed to the top of the ladder in his No. 43 Baja Jerky Cantina Racing Toyota Tundra built by ID Designs. He finished the grueling 466.00-mile race in a winning time of 10 hours, 16 minutes and two seconds with an average speed of 45.39 miles per hour. Subsequently, the Competition Review Board (CRB) met two times and recommended penalties for SCORE to confirm and execute to San Diego’s Luke McMillin and Andy McMillin who drove the first two vehicles that physically crossed the finish line. The CRB, an advisory group comprised of current and former desert racers, made their recommendations to SCORE President/Race Director Jose A. Grijalva. Subsequently, Grijalva announced that Luke McMillin, the reigning SCORE Trophy Truck season point champion, has been

disqualified for a serious rule violation on the course and Andy McMillin, the 2019 SCORE Trophy Truck season point champion, was penalized with 30 minutes added to his finish time for passing under unsafe conditions in a controlled speed zone section of the race course. With the penalty, Andy McMillin, 33, San Diego, finished second in a time of 10:19:59, averaging 45.13 mph in his all-wheel drive No. 31 McMillin Racing Chevy Silverado built by Mason Motorsports.


“SCORE appreciates the diligent work of the CRB in assisting in adjudicating these more challenging situations that can arise during one of our SCORE Baja races,” said Jose A. Grijalva, SCORE President and Race Director. “SCORE will continue to review and enforce the rules that are designed to keep racers, crews and spectators all safe.” “Unfortunately, these two special decisions have impacted two of the most prominent and well-respected racers in the entire sport of desert racing and this is an example of the transparency SCORE has with the help of the CRB in these special situations.” “While the race results are now official, SCORE is continuing to address some additional activities involving chase trucks that occurred during the event.”

Apdaly Lopez in the SCORE Trophy truck class

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For the iconic ‘Mr Baja’, the victory is his 12th overall win in this race and his 18th class triumph. He earned his first class win in the SCORE Baja 500 in 1972 and earned his first overall in 1975 riding with the late Bruce Ogilvie on a Harley-Davison motorcycle. LR, as he is also known, won his first two 4-wheel overalls in this race in 2002 and 2003 as the second driver for Troy Herbst in the legendary Class 1 ‘Land Shark’ open-wheel desert race car. For Roeseler, a member of both the AMA Hall of Fame and the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of fame, nine of his overalls in the SCORE Baja 500 were on motorcycles, two were in unlimited Class 1 open-wheel desert race cars and this was his first in the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division for high-tech, 950 horsepower unlimited custom trucks. He also now has earned four career SCORE Trophy Truck race wins. His last SCORE Trophy Truck overall was in the 2008 SCORE Baja 1000 peninsula run from Ensenada to La Paz when he was the second driver for Roger Norman. For his victory at the SCORE Baja 500, Roeseler also earned the $15,000 contingency bonus that was posted for the overall winner by BFGoodrich Tires.


This spectacular event, is one of the top 10 motorsports events held in the world with over 100,000 spectators spread out along the course and a total of 240 starters in cars, trucks, UTVS, motorcycles and quads racing in 51 classes. Entries came from 24 U.S. States along with host Mexico, Bolivia, Canada, France, New Zealand and Peru. There 146 official finishers for a surprising 60.83 percent finishing rate considering the difficulty of the course in the elapsed-time race.


Joining Roeseler and Andy McMillin on the podium was Mexico’s Gustavo ‘Tavo’ Vildosola Jr. who took the final spot in third place. Driving his No. 21 Vildosola Racing Ford Raptor, Vildosola Jr, 39 of Mexicali, finished in a time of 10:18:09, just 15.3 seconds on corrected time behind A. McMillin.


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Roeseler. “I bet no one was disappointed. There were some good battles out there. There were places we were doing 130 and there were places we were doing two miles per hour just because of the rocks.” “We started tenth and just kept pushing. I went back and forth with John T. Lennon (No. 73) a couple of times and then Ampudia (Alan Ampudia, No. 10) crashed, Tavo (Gustavo ‘Tavo’ Vildosola Jr, No. 21) got a flat and we saw Menzies (Bryce Menzies, No. 7) in the pit around race mile 300 and we realized we were fourth. We had no flats and didn’t do anything to the truck outside of sliding off the road a few times. It was just a very memorable race for us. My very first SCORE Baja 500 was in 1972 – I rode a 175cc motorcycle.” “And here I am, over 40 years later and still hitting it. This is a very, very awesome finish and we’re really, really happy. “Hats off to SCORE for producing another spectacular SCORE Baja race. I have been part of the development of this sport for over 40 years and I can really appreciate all that SCORE continues to do to improve the quality of its races.”

Humberto Valenzuela out of Spring Valley CA, first Sportsman Quad


Following his third-place podium finish, Vildosola Jr said, “It was a tough course. Just for the attrition and how the SCORE Trophy Trucks are going to finish today, we’re going to see it. We made the podium, but I didn’t drive us well enough to get to the top. I made some mistakes early that really cost us a lot of time and a couple of spots. It’s disappointing. We had two programmed pit stops for the race and ended up stopping eight times for different things. It’s not a winning formula to stop eight times in a SCORE Baja 500 or in any race. We weren’t able to recover in the end but we pushed hard and did what we could. We’re here, I’m proud of that and hopefully this finish puts us on the podium and makes a bad day much better.” CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

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Carlos Guereca, first Sportsman Moto

Giovanni Spinali, first Pro Moto 50

Jason McNeil, first Trophy Truck Spec

Hector Martinez, from Ensenada, racing in Class 11


Including Roeseler, A. McMillin and Vildosola Jr, six SCORE Trophy Trucks were among the top 10 official finishers in this year’s SCORE Baja 500. Finishing fourth overall and fourth in SCORE Trophy Truck was Daniel McMillin, 33, from San Diego. Andy’s cousin and Luke’s brother, Daniel McMillin completed the course in 10:37:51 (43.8mph) in his No. 23 McMillin Racing Chevy 1500, built by Mason Motorsports. Also driving for McMillin was Justin B. Smith of Las Vegas.


Hall of Famer Rob MacCachren, 56, Las Vegas finished fifth overall and in SCORE Trophy Truck with a time of 10:47:30 (43.18mph) in his No. 11 MacCachren Motorsports Ford F-150 built by Geiser Bros. Roeseler’s Baja Jerky Cantina Racing teammate Chris Miller, 47, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., finished ninth overall and sixth in SCORE Trophy Truck in his No. 40 AWD Chevy built by Mason Motorsports in a time of 11:07:47 (41.87mph). Also in the top 10 overall finishers were three trucks from the Trophy Truck Spec class along with the unlimited Class 1 winner. Finishing sixth overall and winning Trophy Truck Spec was Jason McNeil, 43, El Cajon, Calif. in a time of 11:05:15 (42.03 mph) in his

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SCORE Baja 500 All-Time Overall Champions 1969 through 2021 Pro Cars, Trucks, UTVs/Motorcycles Year—DRIVERS/RIDERS, VEHICLE 1969—Bud Ekins/Guy Jones, Baja Boot-Olds Doug Douglas/Jim McClurg, Ducati 1970—Parnelli Jones, Ford Bill Silverthorn/Gene Fetty, Husqvarna 1971—Bobby Ferro, Funco-VW Malcolm Smith/J.N. Roberts, Husqvarna 1972—Bobby Ferro, Sandmaster-VW Gene Fetty/Bill Silverthorn, Honda 1973—Parnelli Jones, Ford Howard Utsey/Mickey Quade, Husqvarna 1974—Bobby Ferro, Sandmaster-VW Mitch Mayes/A.C. Bakken, Husqvarna 1975—Ivan Stewart, Funco-VW Larry Roeseler/Bruce Ogilvie, Harley-Davidson 1976—Bobby Ferro/Ivan Stewart, Funco-VW Larry Roeseler/A.C. Bakken, Husqvarna 1977—Ivan Stewart, Chenowth-VW Larry Roeseler/Jack Johnson, Husqvarna 1978—Bud Feldkamp/Malcolm Smith, Funco-VW Brent Wallingsford/Scot Harden, Husqvarna 1979—Malcolm Smith/Bud Feldkamp, Funco-VW Jack Johnson, Husqvarna 1980—Bob Gordon, Chenowth-Chevy Bruce Ogilvie/Chuck Miller, Yamaha 1981—Malcolm Smith/Bill Newbury, Chenowth-Chevy Larry Roeseler/Bruce Ogilvie, Yamaha 1982—Larry Ragland, Funco-VW Larry Roeseler/Chuck Miller, Yamaha 1983—Corky & Scott McMillin, Chenowth-VW Dan Ashcraft, Husqvarna 1984—Larry Ragland, Chaparral-VW Dan Smith/Dan Ashcraft, Husqvarna 1985—Ron Gardner/Bud Feldkamp, Funco-VW Kurt Pfeiffer/Scot Harden, Husqvarna 1986—Corky & Scott McMillin, ChenowthPorsche Garth Sweetland/Scot Harden, Husqvarna 1987—Bob Gordon/Tim Crabtree, ChenowthPorsche Larry Roeseler/Ted Hunnicutt Jr, Kawasaki 1988—Mark McMillin, Chenowth-Porsche Dan Ashcraft/Kurt Pfeiffer, Yamaha 1989—Robby Gordon, Ford (no motorcycles) 1990—Robby Gordon, Ford Larry Roeseler/Danny LaPorte, Kawasaki 1991—Ivan Stewart, Toyota Garth Sweetland/Paul Krause, Kawasaki 1992—Ivan Stewart, Toyota Larry Roeseler/Ted Hunnicutt Jr/Paul Krause, Kawasaki 1993—Ivan Stewart, Toyota Danny Hamel/Larry Roeseler/Ted Hunnicutt Jr, Kawasaki

1994—Ivan Stewart, Toyota (SCORE Trophy Truck) Dave Ashley/Dan Smith, Ford Paul Krause/Ted Hunnicutt Jr, Kawasaki 1995—Curt LeDuc, Jeep (SCORE Trophy Truck) Mike Julson/Bob Lofton, Jimco-VW Paul Krause/Craig Smith, Kawasaki 1996—Rob MacCachren, Ford (SCORE Trophy Truck) Troy Herbst, Smithbuilt, Smithbuilt-Porsche Paul Krause/Ty Davis, Kawasaki 1997—Ivan Stewart, Toyota (SCORE Trophy Truck) Mark McMillin, Jimco-Porsche Johnny Campbell/Bruce Ogilvie, Honda 1998—Ivan Stewart, Toyota Johnny Campbell/Bruce Ogilvie, Honda 1999—Ivan Stewart, Toyota Jonah Street/Torsten Borstrom, Honda 2000—Larry Ragland, Chevy Jonah Street/Steve Hengeveld, Honda 2001—Mark McMillin, Jimco-Chevy Steve Hengeveld/Jonah Street, Honda 2002—Troy Herbst/Larry Roeseler, Smithbuilt-Ford Steve Hengeveld/Johnny Campbell, Honda 2003—Troy Herbst/Larry Roeseler, Smithbuilt-Ford Steve Hengeveld/Johnny Campbell, Honda 2004—Alan Pflueger, Chevy Steve Hengeveld/Johnny Campbell, Honda 2005—Robby Gordon, Chevy Mike Childress/Mouse McCoy, Honda 2006—Brian Collins/Larry Ragland, Chevy Robby Bell/Kendall Norman, Honda 2007—Larry Ragland/Brian Collins, Chevy Robby Bell/Kendall Norman/Steve Hengeveld, Honda 2008—B.J. Baldwin, Chevy Robby Bell/Kendall Norman, Honda 2009—Harley Letner/Kory Halopoff, Tatum-Chevy Bill Boyer/Donnie De Arman/Nicholas Blais/ Rudy Iribe, Honda 2010—Andy McMillin/Scott McMillin, Ford Kendall Norman/Quinn Cody, Honda 2011—Bryce Menzies, Ford Kendall Norman/Quinn Cody, Honda 2012—Bryce Menzies, Ford Robby Bell/David Pearson/Steve Hengeveld, Kawasaki 2013—Robby Gordon, Chevy Timmy Weigand/Colton Udall/David Kamo, Honda 2014—Bryce Menzies, Ford Ricky Brabec/David Pearson/Max Eddy Jr, Kawasaki

2015—Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez, Chevy Ricky Brabec/Max Eddy Jr/Justin Morgan/Ian Young, Kawasaki 2016—Gustavo ‘Tavo’ Vildosola Jr, Ford Colton Udall, Mark Samuels, Honda 2017—Andy McMillin, Ford Francisco Arredondo/Shane Esposito/Justin Morgan/Roberto Villalobos, Honda 2018—Rob MacCachren, Ford Justin Morgan/Mark Samuels/Justin Jones, Honda 2019—Andy McMillin, Chevy Justin Morgan/Mark Samuels/Max Eddy Jr, Honda 2020—Daniel McMillin/Justin B. Smith, Chevy Justin Morgan/Mark Samuels/Justin Jones, Honda 2021—Larry Roeseler, Toyota Jason Alosi/Wyatt Brittner/Ross Neely, Husqvarna CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

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Larry Negrete Jr., second Class 5-1600 Geiser-Chevy. Eighth overall and second in Trophy Truck Spec was the team of Ryan Hancock, 45, Yuma, Ariz. and Brock Heger, 21, El Centro, Calif. in 11:06:55 in their TSCO-Ford Finishing 10th overall and third in Trophy Truck Spec was Justin Davis, 28, Chino Hill, Calif. with a time of 11:08:03 (41.85 mph) in his Brenthel-Chevy. Capturing the Unlimited Class 1 and finishing seventh overall in their No. 123 Jimco-Ford was the son father team of Brock Dickerson, 20 and his father Jeff Dickerson, 46, both of Brawley, Calif. They were clocked in 11:05:41 (42.00 mph).


SCORE Trophy Trucks have now won 25 overalls Class 7F winner Justin Park. [Photo by Luiguimix Digital ART/Luis in the SCORE Baja 500 in the 28 years that this premier Rodriguez Hernandez] class has been part of this race. In this year’s race, Among tire manufacturers, leading these is BFGoodrich Tires with SCORE Trophy Trucks captured seven of the top 10 33 wins in 53 years. overall finishing positions. In the overall pro 4wheel vehicles, Toyota has now earned eight In 53 years of this race, Husqvarna has now earned 13 overall overall SCORE Baja 500 victories. It is the first for Toyota since 1999 motorcycle victories since 1986 when Garth Sweetland and Scott Harden when Ivan ‘Ironman’ Stewart won for the seventh time. Leading these teamed for the victory. Honda leads with 22 overall motorcycle victories. manufacturers is Ford with 18 victories. SCORE is celebrating its 48th year as the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization. The celebratory internationally-televised race started and finished in a health-protocol required closed-to-thepublic SCORE compound located Northeast of downtown Ensenada, 80 miles south of the U.S. Border at San Diego.


BFGoodrich Tires, the official tire of SCORE for 45 years, received two awards for the 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship. BFGoodrich Tires was honored after the 2020 season as the SCORE Contingency Company of

Brandon Schueler, third Pro UTV Forced Induction


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Felipe, the one SCORE Baja Sur 500 and the inaugural SCORE Baja 400.


Round 3 of the four-race 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship will be the 2nd SCORE Baja 400, presented by VP Racing Fuels. It will be held in Ensenada, Mexico from Sept 14-19. The race will also be a qualifier for starting positions for the season-ending BFGoodrich Tires 54th SCORE Baja 500, presented by 4 Wheel Parts in November. For more information regarding SCORE, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship at www.SCORE-International. com. E

Branden Sims, first Pro UTV Forced Induction the year for the 30th time as well as being voted the SCORE Pit Support Team of the Year for the 32nd time. BFGoodrich Tires has been the choice of 34 of the 52 overall winners of the popular SCORE Baja 500 and 31 of the 53 overall winners of the legendary SCORE Baja 1000. BFGoodrich Tires is also the title sponsor of both of the iconic races again in 2021. BFGoodrich Tires also has been the choice of 28 of the 34 overall winners of the SCORE San Felipe 250, all three SCORE Desert Challenge races, the lone SCORE Challenge of Champions in San

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