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06 | Sherri's Turn

An anniversary of sadness, a plan to offer hope

08 | Dirtbits

The passing of motorcycle pioneer Preston Petty

14 | What's Happening with the 2022 TDS Desert Safari?

Saving the 60th for next year the iconic club hosts the 59-1/2 Desert Safari

16 | ASA News

Official news from the American Sand Association

20 | Coming Events For every type of off road vehicle

54 | Blast from the Past

Memories from the 1994 Parker 400 courtesy of Trackside Photo

62 | 4x4 Coach

Redundancy makes sense off road

64 | SDORC Lost Lizard Fun Run Having fun and protecting the sport

98 | Classifieds Free off road photo classifieds


70 | Legacy Racing 4WP Desert Showdown

Kicking off the 2022 desert racing season in Pahrump NV

Looking back over a year of off road fun

80 | CTA Grand Prix de Campeones

48 | Prepare for the Unexpected

88 | Christmas Classic

30 | Off Road Friends

Any and all improvements when it comes to safety are recommended

52 | The Most Beautiful Rally in America

South of the border desert racing by ZR Promo

AMA District 38 desert racing presented by Roadrunner MC

COVER (Top) Jake Johnson with Cody Johnson and

Robert Llewellyn finished first Class 1 and third overall ath the Legacy Racing 4WP Desert Showdown in early January SXS Adventure Rally promise fun and adventure on the scenic (Bottom) Trevor Harvey out of Westminster CO racing in trails of Utah Class 6100 also in the Desert Showdown with co-drivers Zac Harvey and Seth Sorensen. Photos by RNR Photos

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

58 | Bike Shop

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From this month's OFF ROAD FRIENDS collection: White Mountain UTV Jamboree up in Eager AZ a few years ago. We always have a fun time at that ride. - Jamie & David Tomkins, Pinetop-Lakeside AZ

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he last time I saw her she was in jail. Sitting on the other side of the glass. We talked on a phone while looking at each other through the glass. She was ashamed. She didn't say, but I could tell. She was sorry. I'm not sure she said that either. But I could tell. Her young daughter played outside on the grass with the guy-in-the-garage while inside I struggled to know what the right words to say were. I don't remember much of anything that I said. But I'm sure I would have cherished that visit more. I would have said so much more. I would have done so much more. If I had known that would be the last time. The last opportunity. The last visit. She was on her way to prison many hundreds of miles away. Over the coming months and through many collect phone calls a plan was born, researched and actions were taken that would get the ball rolling. A plan that would reunite us and help her to get her life on track. It's possible those types of plans are easier to imagine oneself following through on when confined in a place such as a women's prison. But the freedom that came with being released caused the plans to go the way of many good intentions. As they say the best laid plans of mice and men. The last communication I had with her was a letter written the day of her release, explaining why she decided the plans we made together were not for her. She needed to live her life her way. Not mine. If only she had. Lived, that is. It's been 10 years this month. The significance of the anniversary might have escaped me but for the news today of someone else taking their own life. Sadly, it wasn't the first person I've heard about recently who has left devastated family 6

members and friends behind as they chose boundaries for all walks of life. Young to end their lives. and old, rich and poor, educated and All ages. A 17-year-old, a middle uneducated. age son, an older adult. And these are just The hurt it causes does not the ones I've learned about in the past discriminate. Everyone it seems is at risk. few weeks. If we go farther back there's Is there something we can do? There a son in his 20's, a daughter in her 40's, a is a risk in examining whether we can do childhood friend in his 50's, a park ranger something to prevent suicides because it never without a smile. It's heartbreaking to opens the door to endless questioning on hear the news passed on by friends, family what we could have done differently to and acquaintances. prevent one that has already taken place. Depending on your social media Other than learning from it, I don't think it connections you may read about law does us or anyone any good to fall into a enforcement suicides and veteran suicides. black hole of finding fault with ourselves It's clear that people are hurting. Even for not seeing it coming, not doing or behind the smiles. If they only knew taking saying something differently. But if we their own life doesn't end the problem. It examine the idea with the future in mind, passes it along. It multiplies it and may then just maybe we can make a difference even encourage others the person has in someone's life. influence over to choose that course of Listen. Smile. Such simplistic action in an attempt to solve their own answers. Can such seemingly minor actions problems. erase the heartwrenching epidemic of selfThose of us left behind may wonder inflicted death? could we have done something differently, Probably not. But what if it could said something or make a difference in one or perhaps not said two cases? Is it worth it to something. Maybe try? I think so. it had been years In the essay Dying of since we'd been Despair by Aaron Kheriaty, in touch with the he relates the following true person and we story: wonder what if "A few years ago, a we had kept in man in his thirties took his closer contact. Or own life by jumping off the maybe we were in Golden Gate Bridge (as more contact, maybe we than fifteen hundred other did all we could. people have done since the But all we could bridge was built). After his wasn't enough. death, his ­psychiatrist went Some people with the medical examiner to carry deep hurts the man’s apartment, where we may never they found his diary. The understand. last entry, w ­ ritten just hours Emilie Kao before he died, said, 'I’m writing in a 2018 going to walk to the bridge. article on www. If one person smiles at me on heritage.org says, the way, I will not jump.'"2 "Suicide is now Let's each determine the 10th leading to be that one person who cause of death Adoption day August 8, 1997. smiles. E among American Me and my new daughter. I _______________________ adults and the had no idea the challenges 1 https://www.heritage.org/ second leading that awaited. Of one thing religious-liberty/commentary/ cause among I am now certain, I cannot can-we-reduce-suicides-havesolve every problem or heal youth."1 faith 2 https://www.firstthings.com/ every hurt. But apparently I Suicide article/2017/08/dying-of-despair won't stop trying. crosses the

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Park, a highly competitive and legendary racetrack. With his reputation as a top-notch racer, Petty went on to race on the American team for ISDT competition in 1969, 1970 and 1971. He earned a Silver Medal in 1969 but was plagued by mechanical problems in other outings. It was during one of these European trips that Petty introduced his newly invented plastic fenders. Months later, Petty got a call from British custom motocross builder Eric Cheney raving about the durability and popularity of the fender. With Cheney’s endorsement, the fenders became huge sellers in Europe and soon after in America as well. The idea for the fender came after a ride where the aluminum front fender of Petty’s Maico racer broke off and he drew inspiration from a five-gallon bucket of paint. Utilizing his programming skills in computer machining to fashion a mold, he

that changed the face of motorcycle racing. Petty passed away on Jan. 16. He was 81. Petty was born in Los Angeles on Feb. 19, 1941. He was raised in an affluent and strict Mormon family. His father, a successful attorney, tried to keep the young Petty off motorcycles. Growing up on a hilltop in the Santa Monica Mountains, Petty was already one of the top scrambles and off-road racers in Dirtbits continued on next page Southern California by the time he was 16. He became known as a thinking-man’s racer and was uniquely skilled at reading terrain and knowing how to get the most out of his bikes. He earned a solid reputation for winning a lot of races on smaller-displacement machines, against the more popular big bikes of the day. To try to dissuade him from motorcycle racing, Petty’s father sent him to Brigham Young University where the required Sunday church service did not mix with a racing schedule. After leaving BYU and returning to Los Angeles, Petty went headlong into racing. He was one of the first to race Hondas before they had an American footprint and he AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame then became the first rider the offers its condolences to the family, company backed after they friends and fans of Preston Petty, a opened a U.S. headquarters leading off-road and motocross racer of the In the early 1960s, Petty late 1950s through the early 1970s and the began racing novice and owner of Petty Plastics, a ground-breaking Preston Petty racing flat track at Del Mar amateur flat track events and plastic motorcycle component business Fairgrounds approximately 2015. Judd won numerous races at Ascot Neves Photo 8 S&S OFF ROAD MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2022 - www.ssormag.com

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Continued From Previous Page eventually came up with the optimal plastic formula for fenders. In 1972, Petty opened a factory in Oregon and expanded his line of products. During this period, he scaled back his racing efforts to concentrate on his growing business. Business unfortunately took a turn for the worse, as Petty lost it all after the sale of his company on a long-term payout basis flopped when the group that purchased the rights to Petty Plastics went bankrupt in 1980. Petty was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999. He will always be remembered for his rare combination of racing skill and technical innovation that helped revolutionize offroad motorcycling.

driven by Wilson and Mangels, “Goldi” driven by Bruce Meyers and “Wheelo” Anderson, and a third car driven by George Haddock and Jimmy Smith. That original number 10 car that won the race in 1967 will be at the 2022 Yokohama Norra Mexican 1000 presented by Method Race Wheels. It will be joined by the Goldi2 tribute car built by John Kieslich, and Doran Dobranszky and a 1965 Meyers Manx named “El Gusano” driven by Jon Steinhilber, and Joe Lowery. Just like NORRA honors the past while forging the future, so does Meyers Manx. The Meyers Manx class will have modern Manx cars racing against each other. Duane Falls, and Richard Cushman will be in a 2018 Meyers Manx Dual Sport

Baja Edition (No. 355). Dr Robin Mir will be in a 2020 Meyers Manx (No. 418). Mike Dario, Joe Pierce, and Todd Triebler will be in a 2016 built model (No. 302), and the team of Kory Kratz, Paul Lorenz, and Vincent Parisien will be in a brand new 2021 Meyers Manx Dual Sport Baja Edition (No. 1964). Meyers Manx provides both buggy kits and turnkey cars that cover the full spectrum of performance. From the mighty Subaru powered Dual Sport Baja Edition to the classic Manx Buggy, which is largely unchanged from Bruce’s famous 1960’s design. The company, currently being relaunched with noted automotive designer Freeman Thomas at the helm has a full color and material studio and is able to help customers spec out the buggy of their dreams. Customers are able to go as contemporary or vintage-style as they desire, and the firm has quite a catalog of metalflake paint colors available! One thing will never change; the magical shape that Bruce sculpted in 1964! Bruce Meyers and the Manx have a legacy with NORRA even deeper than their 1967 win; it was Bruce’s record run with Ted Mangels that inspired Ed Pearlman and Don Francisco to start the first sanctioned race in Baja. This played an enormous role in creating the world of off road racing that we’re so in love with today!

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the best way to do so is by winning! The first racers to win the NORRA Mexican 1000 in 1967 were the Meyers Manx team car of Vic Wilson and Ted Mangels. They were pioneers who helped to establish the sport of off road racing, and launched an automotive icon; Bruce Meyers’ Meyers Manx buggy. The Manx team had three cars in the race; a red car


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Meyers Manx’s have been driven by everyone from Steve McQueen to Elvis Presley and thrill seekers like them still own Manx’s today. They are the same type of people who race NORRA; dreamers, adventurers, and performance enthusiasts. Anyone who attends the Mexican 1000 this year will see both the cars that started it all, and the modern versions being built today. It will be an incredible opportunity. The fun, the challenge, the comradery,

Race On Earth!" the Yokohama NORRA Mexican 1000 presented by Method Race Wheels. Don’t miss it!

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to include book publishing in the fall of 2019 with the launch of MotoMysteries, an off road mystery series for kids ages nine and up. The dirt bike riding siblings move to the desert with their adopted family in book one. They hit the ground running when it comes to solving mysteries and trying to stay out of trouble, which always

Dirtbits continued on next page the support, the food, and drink, and the culture in Baja make NORRA unlike any other event, and there is a place for everyone. Even If you don’t have a race vehicle, you can 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. It’s easy to join NORRA in the fun, just go to www.norra.com where you will find all the information you need. Don’t delay, plan to come down this April 29 - May 6, 2022 to enjoy "The Happiest

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Continued From Previous Page seems to be knocking on their door. The first three books in the series chase down authentic legends from the southwestern deserts, including an eight foot tall skeleton, ghost lights, and a phantom ship. Book 4 sees the family visiting the city and tracking down a ghost among other challenging situations. The MotoMysteries books attracts even reluctant readers with short chapters that nearly always end in cliffhangers to keep the reader turning the pages. Available in print and digital on Amazon.com

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and the Desafio Inca Rally. Back in 2020, Casey became the first American in history to win his class at the infamous Dakar Rally. It was a stunning achievement for Casey and his team. Though he has accomplished more in the past three years than many racers will in a lifetime, Casey remains focused on his family, competing in new races around the globe, and creating new opportunities for technological innovation. Watch the inspiring story at / www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4s7lSyCock Since its launch in 2008, UTVUnderground has become an essential source of UTV market information, and has grown into one of the largest UTV publishers of high quality, engaging content to millions of UTV enthusiasts daily. UTVUnderground is made up of real

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he Families of the Tierra Del Sol Four Wheel Drive Club have had a hard decision again this year about holding the 60th TDS Desert Safari 2022. Everything seems to be working against us this year.

1. OWSVRA permit. They will give us one with the following provisions/requirements: • No modified trails, park map trails only • Environmental control around the event area and along the trails. • Law enforcement, Fire, medical, and park maintenance cost recovery for the start to end of the event 24 hours a day • A $300 fee paid to them per vendor on-site. • Plus a whole other list that adds up. This means the estimated permit expense for just the park is around $48,000 2. OWSVRA is not able to guarantee the park will not be shut down at that time because of Covid. 3. OWSVRA will not allow the event to start if there is a shortage of staffing at start time. We would have to shut down. 4. The logistics of the event headquarters has problems because the vendors can’t promise to have all the materials or equipment when it comes time, because of Covid. With all the price increases headquarters has gone up by almost $30,000 5. Vendors can’t guarantee they would be able to be there. They also can’t guarantee they will have product to help have a monster opportunity drawing like the event is used to. With these key items being so far up in the air we just can’t take the risk. This has lead us to the first time EVER 59 1/2 TDS Desert Safari. We’re saving the 60th for 2023.

There will be our Safari Apparel vendor set up next to the Jack in the Box with all the variety as normal. We will have an opportunity drawing that has tires and other great things in it. Best part you will not have to be present. Tickets will be pulled live on Facebook and posted on our website. We will also call your phone number that day. More details will come on this in future. The apparel store will be opening very soon. Just picking the last of the products now. Look forward to seeing everyone the weekend of March 4-6, 2022 For direct questions please go through the submission section on our website. TDS4x4.com Thank You from the families of the Tierra Del Sol Four Wheel Drive Club 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.

How You can Keep the Dunes Open



have been doing some thinking about what lies forward for the duning community. I have been in and around land-use battles since the 1980s and have served on the BoDs of both Cal4 Wheel and ASA as well as the California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Commission. If there is anything that I have learned, it is that there will always be the next issue. Right now, we are experiencing an explosion in sales growth and use of side-by-sides across the entire OHV spectrum. Any new vehicle type brings with it new management challenges and a new group of OHV enthusiasts. Whether it was the dirt bikes of the 60s or the three wheelers of the 80s, Government became increasingly involved in regulating their sales and use. Land managers across the United States are faced with balancing access and recreation against land stewardship and public safety. The dunes are a haven or heaven for virtually every type of OHV except snowmobiles. And yes, I have seen some of them try the dunes as well. This mix of vehicles is the keystone to the diverse uses at the ISDRA. Air quality and dust have become the issue of the day at


Oceano. This issue could come to the ISDRA as well as many other OHV opportunities. There are several facets to the air quality issue: some hover around vehicle emissions and fueling emissions. Campfires also bring a level of concern. The largest air quality issue is dust. Dust is not only a visual reminder of the presence of vehicles in the area, its effects can spread beyond the recreation area. Dust also adds a safety element with low visibility. Funding for the management of our recreation areas, and especially the dunes, constantly needs to be secured and used wisely. Above and beyond the permit fees we pay, part of the registration and gas tax for off-highway vehicles is returned to the management of these areas. This augments the federal dollars allocated by Congress. The more issues that we don’t help solve, the more that will get solved without us. And that is always more costly in both dollars and opportunities. So what do these three things have in common? They are things you can personally help solve! As new visitors and vehicle types come to the dunes, it is incumbent on the longtime visitors to

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reach out. A very small amount of information and encouragement from a fellow enthusiast can do far more than blinking red lights. Become a knowledge leader in your camping circle, learn the rules, think safety, respect others, respect the land and respect the land managers. Encourage others to ride not only where it is legal but also provokes less dust. There is a 15 mile an hour speed limit around camps rule for a reason: less dust and more safety. It really is a good idea for anywhere outside the actual dunes. Keep all of your equipment, both towing and duning, in top running order. Use only CARB-compliant refueling devices and minimize the operation of generators. Smoldering campfires are an ignition hazard as well as an air-quality detriment. I see many camps that have turned to propane campfires. Easier than hauling wood, no pesky smoke in your eyes and easy to extinguish. Some of the most direct costs of dunes management are trash and human waste. Keeping a clean organized camp so your stuff doesn’t blow off when you go out for a ride is critical. Don’t encourage wildlife scavenging by leaving food and trash sources available when you’re not in camp. Consider hauling your trash home, your trash can is empty at the house. If you do use the trash bins, be sure the lids will close and never leave trash outside of a secure container. Keep the bathrooms clean, consider bringing your own paper. Yes, these are small things but the BLM is not your maid service and when they are forced to be, it costs a lot of money and leaves a bad impression. Buy your permits and keep your OHV registered. It all helps. Several years ago, the ASA promoted a “checkered flag program” to show its support of the BLM and its law enforcement


efforts at the dunes. This was a highly successful campaign with the duners and well-accepted and appreciated by the BLM. We should re-introduce the program by educating duners about its meaning and values. Volunteer! Whether it’s the dunes cleanup, on an ASA project, or with another OHV organization, volunteerism pays huge dividends in keeping public lands open for public. Think DUST, Act Smart, Be Safe and please come back again! E

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Coming Events

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 CLEANUPS SAN DIEGO OFF ROAD COALITION www.sdorc.org - For info Ed Stovin motoed@hotmail.com 858-822-8274 Feb 19, 2022 - Ocotillo Wells Cleanup, Meet at Main Street Event Center, Ocotillo Wells CA Feb 26, 2022- Painted Gorge Cleanup, DESERT RACING ALTA VISTA EVENTS www.averacing.com AMA DISTRICT 37 www.district37ama.org Motorcycles & Quads Feb 26-27, 2022 - 4 Aces/Lost Angels Hare & Hound Mar 13-14, 2022 - HBMC Dual Euro Scrambles, Slash X, Johnson Valley CA Mar 26-27, 2022 - Rovers/Invaders Hare & Hound, Red Mountain CA Apr 9-10, 2022 - So Cal MC Hare & Hound, Red Mountain CA Apr 30 - May 1, 2022 - Dirt Diggers Dual Euro Scrambles, Red Mountain CA May 7, 2022 - Badgers MC Dual Euro Scrambles, Red Mountain CA May 21-22, 2022 - RUTS MC Dual Euro Scrambles, Johnson Valley CA May 28, 2022 - Checkers MC Dual Euro Scrambles, Red Mountain CA Jul 30, 2022 - Desert MC Night Team Race, Red Mountain, CA Oct 9, 2022 - Jackrabbits MC Hare & Hound, Red Mountain CA Oct 22-23, 2022 - 100's MC Hare & Hound, Johnson Valley CA Nov 5-6, 2022 - Lost Coyotes Hare & Hound, Red Mountain CA AMA DISTRICT 38 www.amad38.com Races held near El Centro CA Motorcycles & Quads Feb 5, 2022 - Full Throttle George Ryan Memorial Race, Plaster City East Feb 26, 2022 - Roadrunner King of the 20

Desert, Superstition Mar 19, 2022 - I-8 Speed Limit, Superstition Apr 16, 2022 - Full Throttle Desert Cross, Plaster City West Sept 25, 2022 - Roadrunner Rattlesnake Chase, Plaster City West Oct 15, 2022 - I-8 Monster Mash, Plaster City West Nov 5, 2022 - Full Throttle Veterans Day Dash, Lakebed Dec 10, 2022 - Roadrunner Christmas Classic, Pole Line UTVs Feb 5, 2022 - Full Throttle George Ryan Memorial, Plaster City East Feb 26, 2022 - Roadrunner King of the Desert, Superstition Mar 19, 2022 - I-8 Speed Limit, Plaster City East Oct 15, 2022 - I-8 Monster Mash, Plaster City West Nov 5, 2022 - Full Throttle Veterans Day Dash, Lakebed Dec 10, 2022 - Roadrunner Christmas Classic AMA NATIONAL HARE & HOUND www.NationalHareandHound.com Motorcycles & Quads 2022 Tentative Schedule Jan 22-23, 2022 - Round 1, Lucerne Valley CA Mar 19-20, 2022 - Round 2, Murphy ID Apr 9, 2022 - Round 3, Jericho UT Apr 30, 2022 - Round 4, Jericho UT May 28-29, 2022 - Round 5, Ridgecrest CA Sept 10, 2022 - Round 6, Panaca NV Oct 8-9, 2022 - Round 7, Lovelock NV Oct 22-23, 2022 - Round 8, Lucerne Valley CA AMA WEST HARE SCRAMBLES www.westharescramble.com Motorcycles & Quad 2022 Tentative Schedule Mar 12-13, 2022 - Round 1, Doyle CA Mar 26-27, 2022 - Round 2, Jacksonville OR May 21-22, 2022 - Round 3,

La Pine OR Jun 18-19, 2022 - Round 4, Bellingham WA Jul 8-10, 2022 - Round 5, Washougal WA Oct 15-16, 2022 - Round 6, Boise ID Nov 5-6, 2022 - Round 7, Toutle WA Nov 19-20, 2022 - Round 8, Wilseyville CA AMRA ARIZONA MOTORCYCLE RIDERS ASSOCIATION www.amraracing.com Motorcycle Racing Mar 5, 2022 - Round 3, San Manuel AZ Apr 9-10, 2022 - Round 4, Camp Wood AZ May 14, 2022 - Round 5, Kelly Canyon AZ May 21, 2022 - Round 6, Prescott Valley AZ Sept 17, 2022 - Round 7, Page AZ Nov 12, 2022 - Round 8, Oracle AZ Dec 10, 2022 - Round 8, TBD AZ ARIZONA OFF ROAD PROMOTIONS

www.arizonaoffroadpromotions.com Aug 6-7, 2022 - Cinder Mountain Off Road Challenge, Flagstaff AZ Nov 5-6, 2022 - Todd Peterson's Vulture Mine Hare Scrambles, Wickenburg AZ BEST IN THE DESERT www.bitd.com Feb 17-20, 2022 - UTV Legends Championship, Laughlin NV UTV/MC/ Quad Mar 17-20, 2022 - Adelanto Grand Prix, Adelanto CA MC Apr 28-30, 2022 - Silver State 300, Alamo NV Car/Truck/UTV/MC/Quad Aug 10-13, 2022 - Vegas to Reno Car/ Truck/UTV/MC/Quad Sept 22-25, 2022 - Battle Born 200, Ely NV, Car/Truck/UTV/MC/Quad Oct 20-23, 2022 - Laughlin Desert Classic, Laughlin NV, Car/Truck CALL TO VERIFY INFORMATION BEFORE TRAVELING. EVENTS SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION OR ERROR

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Nov 4-6, 2022 - World Hare & Hound, Tonopah NV, MC/Quad/UTV CODE OFF ROAD www.codeoffroad.com.mx Feb 18-20, 2022 - Laguna Salada, Mexicali B.C. Mar 18-19, 2022 - Racing for Boobs, Mexicali B.C. May 13-15, 2022 - Night Race, Mexicali-San Felipe Jul 22-24, 2022 - Jacume Grand Prix, Tecate B.C. Oct 14-16, 2022 - MexLog 300, Mexicali B.C. Dec 16-18, 2022 - Polaris 275, Mexicali-San Felipe LEGACY RACING www.legacyracing.net Feb 4-6, 2022 - Hare Scrambles, Laughlin NV MC/Quad May 4-7, 2022 - Baja Nevada, Cars/ Trucks/UTV/MC/Quad Jun 23-26, 2022 - Virginia City to Tonopah NV, Cars/Trucks/UTV/MC/ Quad Sept 8-11, 2022 - Stateline Shootout, Primm NV, Cars/Trucks/UTV Oct 7-9, 2022 - Dirt Rebelution, Cedar City UT MC/Quad/UTV Nov 10-13, 2022 - Battleground, Jean NV, Cars/Trucks/MC/Quad/UTV M.O.R.E. www.moreracing.net Cars, Trucks and UTVs Feb 26, 2022 - Slash X Duel in the Desert, Slash X CA Apr 23, 2022 - McKenzie's 250, Lucerne Valley CA Jul 1-3, 2022 - GG Lighting Freedom Cup, Glen Helen, San Bernardino CA Sept 24, 2022 - PCI Race Radios 300, Johnson Valley CA Dec 3, 2022 - Transaxle Engineering Challenge, Barstow CA NORRA www.norra.com Apr 29-May 6, 2022 - Mexican 1000 Sept 29 - Oct 2, 2022 - NORRA 500

www.autofab.com RECORD OFF ROAD www.recordoffroad.com Mar 4-6, 2022 - XXIX Rancho La Vuelta 200 Jun 24-26, 2022 - XXV King Shocks Ensenada-San Felipe 250 Aug 12-14, 2022 - II Ensenada-San Quintin 200 Sept 30-Oct 1, 2022 - XXSX San Vicente 200 Dec 9-11, 2022 - XXVII Race Ready Coast to Coast, Ensenada-San Felipe 250 SCORE www.score-international.com Mar 29-Apr 3, 2022 - 35th San Felipe 250, San Felipe, Mexico Jun 1-5, 2022 - 54th Baja 500, Ensenada Sept 13-18, 2022 - 3rd Baja 400, Ensenada Nov 15-20, 2022 - 55th Baja 1000, Ensenada SNORE www.snoreracing.net Feb 11-12, 2022 - 53rd Annual SNORE 250, Primm NV Mar 25-27, 2022 - Battle at Primm, Primm NV May 20-21, 2022 - Caliente 250, Caliente NV

Jul 15-16, 2022 - Midnight Special, Jean NV Sept 30-Oct 1, 2022 - Ridgecrest, Ridgecrest CA Dec 9-11, 2022 - Rage at the River, Laughlin NV SADR - Southern Arizona Desert Racing 520-747-0490 www.racesadr.com Feb 18-19, 2022 - Sonoyta 160 May 13-14, 2022 - Tequila 150 Sept 23-24, 2022 - Point to Point Dec 2-3, 2022 - Cholla 250 ZR PROMOTIONS (686) 564-6653 www.zrpromo.com Motorcycles, Quads and UTVs DUAL SPORT BIG BEAR TRAIL RIDERS MC www.bigbeartrailriders.com Jun 24, 2022 - Big Bear Run, Big Bear CA CRAWDAD OFF ROAD EVENTS www.crawdadoffroadevents.com D-37 DUAL SPORT www.district37ama.org/dualsport/

DUAL SPORT WEST www.dualsportwest.com Feb 19-21, 2022 - Death Valley Rally, Ridgecrest CA Mar 12-13, 2022 - Death Valley 350, Ridgecrest CA Apr 24-27, 2022 - New Great Western Trail 1st Section, Nogales AZ May 2-6, 2022 - Mex2Can 1st Half, Tecate CA Jul 11-15, 2022 - New Great Western Trail 2nd Section, Williams AZ Aug 13-20, 2022 - New Great Western Trail 3rd Section, Park City UT Sept 10-11, 2022 - Mammoth 300, Daily Loops out of Mammoth Sept 24-25, 2022 - Topaz 600, Daily Loops out of Topaz NV Oct 22-23, 2022 - Lone Pine, Daily Loops out of Lone Pine Nov 5-6, 2022 - China Lake 350, Ridgecrest CA DUST DEVILS MC www.dustdevilsmc.com FAMILY OFF ROAD ADVENTURES www.familyoffroadadventures.com 209-649-3633 Feb 20, 2022 - Mojave Family Adventure Apr 30 - May 1, 2022 - Yosemite Adventure Tour


Jun 11-12, 2022 - Lost Coast Adventure Oct 15-16, 2022 - Mammoth-2-Tahoe ORANGE COUNTY DUALIES www.dualies.com SAN DIEGO ADVENTURE RIDERS www.dualsport-sd.com VENTURA COUNTY M/C CLUB www.venturacountymc.com Oct 7-9, 2022 - Bishop Dual Sport Adventure ENDURANCE RACES Glen Helen www.glenhelen.com Mar 20, 2022 - 3 Bros 6 Hour Endurance Race Jun 4, 2022 - 3 Bros 10 Hour Endurance Race ENDUROCROSS GEICO AMA ENDUROCROSS www.endurocross.com ENDUROS ARIZONA OFF-ROAD STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

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COMING EVENTS Continued www.amraracing.com

WORCS www.worcssprintracing.com

Jun 25, 2022 - Lima Half-Mile, Lima OH Jul 2, 2022 - New York Short Track, Weedsport NY Jul 16, 2022 - Port Royal Half-Mile, Port Royal PA Jul 30, 2022 - Peoria TT, Peoria IL Aug 6, 2022 - Black Hills Half-Mile, Rapid City SD Aug 13, 2022 - Castle Rock TT, Castle Rock WA Aug 20, 2022 - Sacraento Mile, Sacramento CA Sept 3-4, 2022 - Springfield Mile I&II, Springfield IL Sept 24, 2022 - Cedar Lake Short Track, New Richmond WI

FLAT TRACK AMERICAN FLAT TRACK www.americanflattrack.com Mar 10-11, 2022 - Volusia Half Mile I&II, Barberville FL Mar 19, 2022 - Texas Half-Mile, Fort Worth TX Apr 23, 2022 - I-70 Half-Mile, Odessa MO May 28-29, 2022 - Red Mile I&II, Lexington KY Jun 11, 2022 - Laconia Short Track, Loudon NH

AZ FLAT TRACK RACING www.azflattrackracing.com Races held at Adobe Mountain, Glendale AZ Mar 26, 2022 - Round 1 Apr 2, 2022 - Round 2 Apr 16, 2022 - Round 3 Apr 30, 2022 - Round 4 May 14, 2022 - Round 5 May 21, 2022 - Round 6 Sept 10, 2022 - Round 7 Sept 25, 2022 - Round 8 Oct 8, 2022 - Round 9

DISTRICT 37 www.district37ama.org Feb 19, 2022 - 100's MC Sprint Enduro, Johnson Valley CA Mar 19-20, 2022 - Prospectors Sprint Enduro, Red Mountain CA May 14, 2022 - Hilltoppers MC Sprint Enduro, 29 Palms CA Sept 24, 2022 - Vikings MC Sprint Enduro, Johnson Valley CA LOS ANCIANOS MC CLUB www.losancianos.com


CALL TO VERIFY INFO BEFORE TRAVELING EVENTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR ERROR RACE PROMOTERS Send your event information to ssormag@gmail.com Oct 22, 2022 - Round 10 Nov 5, 2022 - Round 11 Nov 19, 2022 - Round 12 CALVMX FLAT TRACK www.calvmx.net Races held at Camp Lockett, Campo CA Apr 23, 2022 - 2021 Awards & Practice May 21-22, 2022 - Round 1 Jun 25-26, 2022 - Round 2 Jul 30-31, 2022 - Round 3 Aug 27-28, 2022 - Round 4 Sept 24-25, 2022 - Round 5 Oct 29-30, 2022 - Round 6 Nov 19-20, 2022 - Round 7 LAKE ELSINORE MX PARK www.facebook.com/Lake-ElsinoreMotorsports-Park-104247691683693/ Flat track open for practice on weekends. No knobbies. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FLAT TRACK ASSOCIATION www.southerncaliforniaflattrack.com All races held at Perris Raceway, Perris CA Feb 5, 2022 - Round 1

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Mar 5, 2022 - Round 2 Apr 9, 2022 - Round 3 May 7, 2022 - Round 4 Jun 4, 2022 - Round 5 Jul 16, 2022 - Round 6 Aug 6, 2022 - Round 7 Sept 10, 2022 - Round 8 Oct 8, 2022 - Round 9 Nov 12-13, 2022 - Rounds 10-11 Dec 3, 2022 - Round 12 WESTERN FLAT TRACK www.westernflattrack.com 4WD CLUBS & EVENTS BADLANDS OFF ROAD ADVENTURES www.4x4training.com Feb 13, 2022 - Super Bowl Run Mar 18-21, 2022 - Death Valley Adventure Apr 15, 2022 - San Rafael Run May 28, 2022 - Memorial Day Run Jun 24, 2022 - OAUSA Field Day Jul 2, 2022 - Independence Day Run Aug 15-19, 2022 - Rubicon Road Trip Sept 3, 2022 - Labor Day Run Oct 7, 2022 - Borrego Fest


Oct 21-24, 2022 - Death Valley Adventure


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CALIFORNIA 4WD ASSOCIATION INC. www.cal4wheel.com Mar 5, 2022 - Kingsburg Snow Poker Run, Sequoia National Forest CA Mar 30-Apr 2, 2022 - Death Valley Experience, Furnace Creek CA

JUSTRUNS www.justruns.com

TIERRA DEL SOL www.tds4x4.com Mar 4-6, 2022 - Tierra Del Sol's 59-1/2 Annual Desert Safari, Salton City CA

CAPO VALLEY 4 WHEELERS www.cv4w.org Jan 15, 2022 - Red Cloud Road Jan 20, 2022 - Parker 425 DESERT SIDE TRACS www.dst4x4club.org Mar 25-30, 2022 - Sand Hollow

PARKER 4 WHEELERS www.parker4wheelers.net POINT MUGU 4WD CLUB, INC. www.facebook.com/pages/Point-Mugu4x4-Club/356896013416 RED ROCK 4-WHEELERS www.rr4w.com Apr 9-17, 2022 - Easter Jeep Safari, Moab UT

DIABLO 4-WHEELERS www.diablo4wheelers.com Jan 14-16, 2022 - CA4W Winter Fun Festival, Grass Valley CA

SAN DIEGO 4 WHEELERS www.sd4wheel.com Jan 28-Feb 6, 2022 - King of the Hammers, Johnson Valley OHV Feb 12, 2022 - Bratt Run to the Corrizo Overlook

EARLY BRONCOS LTD www.earlybronco.com

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GEARED FOUR FUN 4WD CLUB www.geared4fun.com

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

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VEGAS VALLEY 4 WHEELERS www.vv4w.org VICTOR VALLEY 4 WHEELERS www.victorvalley4wheelers.com WILLYS OVERLAND MOAB RALLY - www.willysrally.com 4WD TRAINING BADLANDS OFF ROAD ADVENTURES www.4x4training.com San Diego Area - Getting Started Off Road Driving Clinic - Feb 26-27, Mar 26-27, Apr 23-24, Oct 22-23, Nov 1920, Dec 10-11 Los Angeles Area - Getting Started Off Road Driving Clinic - Feb 5-6, Feb 19-20, Mar 5-6, Apr 23-24, May 14-15, Oct 15-16, Oct 29-30, Nov 19-20, Dec 3-4, Tire Repair & Hi-Lift Mini Clinic - May 7, Jun 4, Jul 9, Sept 10 Starting Rock Crawling - Feb 26, Jun 18, Jul 23 Winching Clinic - May 21, Sept 24

Putting It All Together - May 22, Sept 25, Dec 11 Sand Dune Off-Road Driving Clinic Aug 27 FUN RUNS CORVA www.corva.org ESCARABAJO BUGGY CLUB donaldrued@gmail.com Mar 12, 2022 - Forty Plus One Annual Rally, Frank Raines Regional Park, Patterson CA HI-DESERT CHARITIES OFF ROAD POKER RUN www.facebook.com/Hi-DesertCharities-Offroad-Poker-Run1472979602913413/ MORONGO BASIN SEARCH & RESCUE - www.desertrun.org REDDING DIRT RIDERS www.reddingdirtriders.com May 13-15, 2022 - Shasta ADV Campout, Redding CA SAN DIEGO OFF ROAD COALITION www.sdorc.org


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COMING EVENTS Continued 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 Feb 12-13, 2022 - Round 2, Dirt Diggers GP Mar 5-6, 2022 - Round 3, Prairie Dogs GP Apr 2-3, 2022 - Round 4, Hilltoppers GP Apr 23-24, 2022 - Round 5, Shamrocks GP Oct 1-2, 2022 - Round 6, Viewfinders GP Oct 29-30, 2022 - Round 7, Prospectors GP Nov 12-13, 2022 - Round 8, Vikings GP AMA DISTRICT 38 www.amad38.com May TBA, 2022 - D-38 Grand Prix CALL TO VERIFY INFORMATION BEFORE TRAVELING. EVENTS SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION OR ERROR


AMRA ARIZONA MOTORCYCLE RIDERS ASSOCIATION www.amraracing.com ARIZONA OFF ROAD PROMOTIONS www.arizonaoffroadpromotions.com Feb 5-6, 2022 - Havasu Havic GP, Lake Havasu AZ Mar 26-27, 2022 - Blythe GP, Blythe CA Apr 16-17, 2022 - Chino Valley GP, Chino Valley AZ May 14-15, 2022 - P Mountain GP, Page, AZ Jul 9-10, 2022 - Mormon Lake GP, Mormon Lake AZ Sept 10-11, 2022 - Mormon Lake GP II, Mormon Lake AZ Dec 17, 2022 - Canyon Christmas GP (Non points), Peoria AZ FIRE & POLICE MOTOCROSS www.firepolicemx.com Dec 6, 2022 - Christmas GP, Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park, Lake Elsinore CA Glen Helen Raceway, Devore CA www.glenhelen.com Feb 6, 2022 - SRA GP

Mar 4-6, 2022 - Prairie Dog GP Mar 27, 2022 - SRA GP

May 1, 2022 - Round 5 Jun 26, 2022 - Round 6

LACR MX, Palmdale CA www.lacr.mx

ZR PROMOTIONS www.zrpromo.com

LAKE ELSINORE GP www.elsinoregrandprix.com National Grand Prix Series www.ngpcseries.com Feb 12-13, 2022 - Round 2, Taft CA Mar 5-6, 2022 - Round 3, Glen Helen CA Apr 2-3, 2022 - Round 4, 29 Palms CA Apr 23-24, 2022 - Round 5, Primm NV May 14-15, 2022 - Round 6, Delta UT Aug 20-21, 2022 - Preston ID Oct 1-2, 2022 - Ridgecrest CA Oct 29-30, 2022 - Blythe CA Nov 12-13, 2022 - Havasu AZ REDDING DIRT RIDERS www.reddingdirtriders.com SRA www.sragp.com Motorcycles, Quads, UTVs All events held at Glen Helen, San Bernardino CA Feb 6, 2022 - Round 2 Mar 27, 2022 - Round 3 Apr 9, 2022 - Round 4, Location TBA

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MOTOCROSS Also see Vintage Motocross Category 2X PROMOTIONS www.2xpromotions.com Apr 15, 2022 - AMA Cal Classic, Fox Raceway, Pala CA AMA AMATEUR NATIONAL MX REGIONAL www.mxsports.com Northwest Area Qualifier Feb 26-27, 2022 - Riverfront MX Park, Marysville CA Apr 9-10, 2022 - Horn Rapids Motorsports Complex, West Richland WA Apr 9-10, 2022 - Bunker Hill, Delta UT May 7-8, 2022 - Washougal MX Park, Washougal WA Northwest Regional May 27-29, 2022 - Washougal MX Park Youth/Amateur/Vet Regional, Washougal WA


Midwest Area Qualifier Feb 26-27, 2022 - Riverfront MX Park, Marysville CA Mar 5-6, 2022 - Mesquite MX Park, Littlefield AZ Mar 12-13, 2022 - DT-1 MX Park, Tulare CA Southwest Area Qualifier Feb 12-13, 2022 - Arizona Cycle Park, Buckeye AZ Mar 5-6, 2022 - Mesquite MX Park, Littlefield AZ Mar 19-20, 2022 - Moriarty MX, Moriarty NM Mar 26-27, 2022 - Oatfield Raceway, Turlock CA Apr 2-3, 2022 - Porterville OHV Park, Porterville CA May 14-15, 2022 - Fox Rarceway, Pala CA Southwest Regional Jun 3-5, 2022 - Fox Raceway Youth/Amateur/Vet Regional, Pala CA National Championship Aug 1-6, 2022 - Monster Energy AMA Amateur National MX Championship, Hurricane Hills TN AMA LUCAS OIL PRO MX CHAMPIONSHIP www.mxnationals.com May 28, 2022 - Fox Raceway National I, Pala CA Jun 4, 2022 - Hangtown Motocross Classic, Rancho Cordova CA Jun 11, 2022 - Thunder Valley National, Lakewood CO Jun 18, 2022 - High Point National, Mount Morris PA Jul 2, 2022 - RedBud National, Buchanan MI Jul 9, 2022 - Southwick National, Southwick MA Jul 16, 2022 - Spring Creek National, Millville MN Jul 23, 2022 - Washougal National, Washougal WA Aug 13, 2022 - Unadilla National, New Berlin NY Aug 20, 2022 - Budds Creek National, Mechanicsville MD Aug 27, 2022 - Ironman National, Crawfordsville IN Sept 3, 2022 - Fox Raceway National II, Pala CA


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Mar 13, 2022 - SoCal Old Timers Mar 13, 2022 - American Retrocross Mar 19, 2022 - REM MX Mar 26, 2022 - REM MX Apr 2, 2022 - SoCal Old Timers Apr 2, 2022 - REM MX Apr 2, 2022 - AME Stacyc Race LA PLAYA MOTOCROSS Rosarito, Mexico www.facebook.com/laplayamotocross LACR MX, Palmdale CA - www.lacr.mx OLD SCHOOL SCRAMBLES RACING www.ossrg.org All races held at Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA Feb 26-27, 2022 - TT Scrambles, Round 1 Mar 12-13, 2022 - TT Scrambles, Round 3 May 21-22, 2022 - Pasha GP/TT Scrambles Round 4 Jun 18-19, 2022 - TT Scrambles Round 5 Oct 29-30, 2022 - Oktoberfast GP/TT Scrambles Round 6


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Dec 17-18, 2022 - TT Scrambles Round 7 OVER THE HILL GANG www.overthe hillgang.org Feb 20, 2022 - Race 2, Lake Elsinore MX, Lake Elsinore CA Feb 27, 2022 - Race 3, Glen Helen, San Bernardino CA Mar 13, 2022 - Race 4, American MX, Delano CA Mar 26-27, 2022 - Race 5-6, South National, LACR, Palmdale CA Apr 10, 2022 - Race 7, TBD Apr 23-24, 2022 - Race 8-9, Sierra National, Hangtown, Rancho Cordova CA May 7, 2022 - Race 10, Perris MX "Military Appreciation", Perris CA Perris Raceway Perris CA - www.perrismx.com REM MOTOCROSS www.remsatmx.com All events at Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA Feb 26, 2022 - Race 2 Mar 12, 2022 - Race 3 SOCAL OLD TIMERS MX CLUB www.socalotmx.org Feb 20, 2022 - Cahuilla MX, Anza CA Mar 20, 2022- Perris MX, Perris CA Apr 2-3, 2022 - SoCal International, Glen Helen, San Bernardino CA May 1, 2022 - LACR, Palmdale CA May 22, 2022- Cahuilla, Anza CA Jun 12, 2022 - Cahuilla, Anza CA


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COMING EVENTS Continued SOCAL CHAMPIONSHIP MOTOCROSS www.socalmxseries.com Feb 6, 2022 - Winter Series Round 5, Glen Helen, San Bernardino CA STATE FAIR MX www.statefairmx.com THE DIRT SERIES www.dirtseriesracing.com WORCS www.worcsracing.com Bike Schedule - tentative for 2022 Feb 18-20 - Round 2, Devore CA Mar 11-13 - Round 3, Lake Havasu City AZ Apr 8-10 - Round 4, Taft CA Apr 29-May 1 - Round 5, Las Vegas NV May 27-29 - Round 6, Cedar City UT Sept 16-18 - Round 7/8, Preston ID Oct 14-16 - Round 9, Mesquite NV Nov 4-6 - Round 10, Primm NV Quad/SXS - tentative for 2022 Feb 11-13 - Round 2, Devore CA Mar 4-6 - Round 3, Lake Havasu City AZ Apr 1-3 - Round 4, Taft CA Apr 29-May 1 - Round 5, Las Vegas NV May 22-22 - Round 6, Cedar City UT

Sept 9-11 - Rounds 7/8, Preston ID Oct 7-9 - Round 9, Mesquite NV Nov 4-6 - Round 10, Primm NV OFF ROAD RALLY SONORA RALLY www.sonorarally.com Mar 14-18, 2022 - Sonora Rally, Sonora, Mexico OFF ROAD SHOWS OFF ROAD EXPO www.offroadexpo.com Oct 1-2, 2022 - Off Road Expo, Fairplex, Pomona CA OFF ROAD NIGHTS www.ornscene.com

SAND SPORTS SUPER SHOW www.sandsports supershow.com Sept 16-18, 2022 - Sand Sports Super Show, Costa Mesa CA ROCK CRAWLING DIRT RIOT ENDURANCE RACING www.werocklive.com Western Series Feb 26-27, 2022 - West 1, Bagdad AZ Apr 30-May 1, 2022 - West 2, Cedar City UT



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Jul 9-10, 2022 - West 3, Rangely CO Aug 6-7, 2022 - West 4, Goldendale WA Eastern Series Mar 26-27, 2022 - East 1, Mason TX May 14-15, 2022 - East 2, Mapleton KS Jun 18-19, 2022 - East 3, Glencoe OK Jul 22-23, 2022 - East 4, Dayton TN NOR CAL ROCK RACING www.norcalrockracing.com ULTRA 4 RACING www.ultra4racing.com Jan 27 - Feb 5, 2022 - King of the Hammers, Johnson Valley CA Western Regional Series Apr 15-17, 2022 - Utah Motorsports Complex, Tooele UT May 20-22, 2022 - El Rey de Las Bajas, Baja, Mexico Jul 1-3, 2022 - Southern California, TBD Northern Regional Series Jun 17-19, 2022 - Big Sky 200 (Yorr), Billings MT Aug 5-7, 2022 - Black Hills Throwdown, Sturgis SD Sept 2-4, 2022 - The Crandon Classic, Crandon WI Eastern Regional Series Mar 25-27, 2022 - Battlein Bluegrass, Bedford KY Jun 3-5, 2022 - Teardown in Tennessee, Pittsburg TN Jul 15-17, 2022 - Visions, Jay, OK SAND DRAGS SOCAL SAND DRAGS www.socalsanddrags.com CALL TO VERIFY INFORMATION BEFORE TRAVELING. EVENTS SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION OR ERROR

SHORT COURSE GLEN HELEN RACEWAY www.glenhelen.com GBC UTV/Quad/Trophy Kart Short Course Series Feb 26, 2022 - Round 2 Mar 26, 2022 - Round 3 Apr 23, 2022 - Round 4 May 7, 2022 - Round 5 Jun 25, 2022 - Round 6 Sept 17, 2022 - Round 7 Oct 15, 2022 - Round 8 Nov 12, 2022 - Round 9 Dec 3, 2022 - Round 10 GREAT AMERICAN SHORTCOURSE www.greatamericanshortcourse.com Mar 19-20, 2022 - Rounds 1&2, Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, Chandler AZ May 14-15, 2022 - Rounds 3&4, Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA Jul 9-10, 2022 - Rounds 4&5, SBC Fairgrounds, Victorville CA Oct 1-2, 2022 - Rounds 7&8, Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino CA Nov 12-13, 2022 - Rounds 9&10, SBC Fairgrounds Victorville CA OFF ROAD NIGHTS www.ornscene.com SPEED ENERGY FORMULA OFF ROAD www.stadium supertrucks.com VORRA www.facebook.com/pg/ VORRARacing/events/ SPEEDWAY COSTA MESA SPEEDWAY www.costamesa speedway.net May 21, 2022 - Round 1 Jun 4, 2022 - Round 2 Jun 11, 2022 - Round 3 Aug 27, 2022 - Round 4 Sept 10, 2022 - Round 5 Sept 24, 2022 - Round 6

Oct 1, 2022 - Round 7 Oct 8, 2022 - Round 8 Oct 15, 2022 - Round 9 KERN RACEWAY www.kernraceway.com SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FLAT TRACK ASSOCIATION www.southerncaliforniaflattrack.com All races held at Perris Raceway, Perris CA Jan 15, 2022 - Round 1 Feb 26, 2022 - Round 2 Mar 19, 2022 - Round 3 Apr 2, 2022 - Round 4 May 14, 2022 - Round 5 Jun 18, 2022 - Round 6 Oct 22, 2022 - Round 7 Nov 19, 2022 - Round 8 Dec 10, 2022 - Round 9 SUPERCROSS MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS www.SupercrossOnline.com 2022 Season Feb 5 - Round 5, State Farm Stadium, Glendale AZ Feb 12 - Round 6, Angel Stadium, Anaheim CA Feb 19 - Round 7, US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis MS Feb 26 - Round 8, AT&T Stadium, Arlington TX Mar 5 - Round 9, Daytona Intl Speedway, Daytona Beach FL Mar 12 - Round 10, Ford Field, Detroit MI Mar 19 - Round 11, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis IN Mar 26 - Round 12, Lumen Field, Seattle WA Apr 9 - Round 13, Dome at America's Center, St Louis MO Apr 16 - Round 14, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Atlanta GA Apr 23 - Round 15, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough MA Apr 30 - Round 16, Empower Field at Mile High, Denver CO May 7 - Round 17, Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City UT TRIALS AHRMA www.ahrma.org Mar 19, 2022 - Burrows Ranch, Chrome CA Apr 9, 2022 - Cahuilla Creek MX, Anza CA Jul 16, 2022 - WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Salinas CA Oct 1, 2022 - Bushey Ranch, Canby CA SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TRIALS ASSOCIATION www.socaltrials.com Feb 20, 2022 - Round 7, SDTR, McCain Valley


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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 VINTAGE MOTOCROSS AHRMA www.ahrma.org National Vintage MX Series Mar 6, 2022 - Burrows Ranch, Chrome CA Apr 10, 2022 - Cahuilla Creek MX, Anza CA Jul 17, 2022 - WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Salinas CA Oct 2, 2022 - Bushey Ranch, Canby CA AMERICAN RETROCROSS www.americanretrocross.org AMERICAN VINTAGE DIRT RACERS ASSOCIATION www.avdra.com Feb 13, 2022 - Race 2, Motoland, Casa Grande AZ Mar 5-6, 2022 - Race 3, Duel in the Desert, Buckeye AZ Apr 10, 2022 - Race 4, TBD May 15, 2022 - Race 5, Arizona Cycle Park, Buckeye AZ Jun 27, 2022 - Race 6, Bull Hollow Stampede, Monticello UT Sept 18, 2022 - Race 7, Motoland, Casa Grande AZ Oct 9, 2022 - Race 8, Arizona Cycle Park, Buckeye AZ Nov 13, 2022 - Race 9, TBD Nov 14, 2022 - Motoland Rider Appreciation Day, Casa Grande AZ CALVMX www.calvmx.net Feb 20, 2022 - Lake Elsinore MX Park, Lake Elsinore CA Mar 20, 2022 - Crazy Horse Track, Lake Havasu AZ May 1, 2022 - Scott Burnworth's SoCal Classic, Barona Raceway, Ramona CA May 29, 2022 - Glen Helen, San Bernardino CA Jul 10, 2022 - Lake Elsinore MX Park, Lake Elsinore CA Sept 18, 2022 - Lake Elsinore MX Park, Lake Elsinore CA Oct 15, 2022 - Scott Burthworth's SoCal Classic, Glen Helen, San Bernardino CA Nov 13, 2022 - Glen Helen Truck Track, San Bernardino CA E

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Families in the photo are Kilcoyne, Dahlerup, and Aven. All from Ramona CA at the Pumpkin Patch just after Christmas this year. - Sean Kilcoyne


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Making memories at Ocotillo Wells that will last a lifetime! L-R: Andrew Rubio, Jeffrey Wallace, Emilio Gonzalez, Aidan Arnold and Brock LaBelle - Brian LaBelle, Brea CA

Them Sletten boys - Dennis Sletten, Indio CA

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Dune Family group ride from Dumont Dunes to the China Date Ranch. Arndt, Azevedo, Meulpolder, and Suty crews. - Karen Suty, San Jose CA

Family members Rodney Woolf, Arne Eaton and son Ryan Eaton, and Carlos Torrez, Jr. from Brawley, CA are at Superstition Mountain in Imperial County. Relaxing after a long day off roading! - Carmen Woolf, Brawley CA

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Jeeping in the Trigo Mountains. Raymond and Deanna Leon and Kevin and Tammy Thorpe. - Raymond Leon, Campo CA

Savannah Pope, Summer Kukla and Curtis Nugent horsing around at Perris Raceway. Photo by Johanna Pope

Victtoria Leon, Tom, Jaime Arguilez, Victor Leon, Nicole Arguilez, Gabriel Arguilez (baby turtle) and Mikailah Bartz - Victtoria Leon, Campo CA

Johnny Rudell #340 and Jeff Lewis #1024 Canyon Christmas Grand Prix 2021. Jeff took 1st in AZOP Pull Start for the season and Johnny took second. - Jean Averill, Granby CO


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Thanksgiving 2021, Blair Valley. Left to right: Franchesca Quezada, Carla Ramirez, Sebastian Berrios, Cisco Quezada, Crystal Quezada, Felipe Quezada, Robert Puffenbarger, Jessi Puffenbarger, Alex Puffenbarger, Angel Berrios, Daniela Berrios. - Jessi Puffenbarger, Oceanside CA

Chyrisma Isom and Josh Shutrump with their pit crew at the D38 2022 season opener OTB Sandblast at Superstition OHV - Rachael Weaver, Yuma AZ

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The Great American Crawl at Rausch Creek in Pine Grove PA. The Jeep is owned by Nick Ashby a.k.a. @rdlloc and the two ladies are Tara Reitz a.k.a. @viragojeep_jku and Ari Leopardi a.k.a. @riot_the_rubicon - Tara Reitz, Palmyra PA More Off Road Friends ahead 36

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Off road date for Amy and John

Brothers Isaac Mathew and Caesar Cedric Solarez from Brawley, CA are at Superstition Mountain in Imperial County. They decided to go off roading while waiting for family to return! - Carmen Woolf, Brawley CA

The Whitney’s, Menezes and Scrimiger’s enjoying a night by the campfire after an awesome day riding In Ocotillo Wells CA. Good friends, great rides awesome time on top Whitney Ridge - James Whitney

Chris Rudy and Jeff Apple, WCVDTS riders meeting circa 2000

Off Road friends! Lila, Jesse and Doug Mc Pheeters on Rabbit's Foot Trail, San Diego 4 Wheeler's 24th Annual Superstition Mountain Run, January 15, 2022. - Rick Moore, El Cajon CA


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1625 West Acoma Boulvard Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 Off road friends but actually a race family. From far left, Brandon Homme, Chris Hughes, Wayne Gould, Justin Hampton, Colby, Adam Householder, Terry Householder, Johnathon, Johnny Gould, John Gould, Max, & Carlos all celebrating a second overall finish at the Legacy Racing Association season opener in Pahrump, Nevada - Brandon Homme, Bakersfield CA

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Minibike MOB @ Lakeside Parade 2021. Bryan Harman, Brett Miller, Mike Lankford, Lane Miller, Brody Shaw, Craig Crossland, Brody Porst, Dan Shaw, Dan Brown, Keith Nyshiyama and Jason Oftedahl - Lane Miller, Gulfport MS

A few months ago in Tombstone, Arizona. I was lucky enough to do a 100 mile ride with Kenny Roberts, Bubba Shobert, Steve Wise, Wayme Rainey, Jim Wilson and a few other celebs. Far left in this pic is my long time riding friend Mark Walters. Mark and I have been riding together for 45 years. Photo by Sandy B. Wilson who rode with us also - Randy Ressell, Westminster CA 42

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Kimberly Garber a.k.a. @serenity_jlu; Tara Reitz a.k.a. @viragojeep_jku and Ashley a.k.a. @extinction_jku at Rausch Creek in Pine Grove PA - Tara Reitz, Palmyra PA

Camping crew. Guzmann, Salcido, Tapia, and Reeves families on Halloween weekend at Ocotillo Wells - Art Guzman, San Jacinto CA

Ocotillo Wells Thanksgiving weekend. Ryan, Caleb, Caden, and Ty Leonard, with Manuel, Melanie, Pricilla, and Jasmine Villa - Ryan Leonard, Lakeside CA

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Race enthusiasts Rene, Diego and Raul at Mexicali desert area, ZR series - Rene Montano, Mexicali BC

Racing buddies. Summer Kukla #8 with Saby Arguilez - Victtoria Leon, Campo CA 44

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Skid-Row Off-Road's first women’s wheeling event where JeepHer supported the event at Rausch Creek. Brittany @2dogsandajeep; Brittany @br.tt_ny; Ashley @extinction_jku; Kim @serenity_jlu; Tara @viragojeep_jku; Selena @sreitz07; Pam @skid_row_offroad and Miranda @jeeps_r4girlz - Tara Reitz, Palmyra PA

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any people who off road, and those involved in motorsports are familiar with the old adage “it’s not if you crash, but when." Well that “when” moment happened to UTV team #474 driver Rick Coffman and his co-driver Ben LaBrake on October 16, 2021 at the District 38 Monster Mash race, at Superstition Mountain OHV area. The team was competing in the Sportsman class on this day, but also race in the Production 1000 class in the DP4 series. This stunning aerial moment happened in spectacular fashion, and it was all captured in detail by D38 photographer Judd Neves, who has an eye for where to catch all the action. And he did just that! The team began the day like any other by performing all pre-race safety checks. The guys got to the line, and took off with a strong start. There is no pre-running the course, so the first lap is the riskiest one, as there is much to take in for driver and co-driver alike.The jaw dropping flips happened approx half way thru the first lap. Just as they had passed thru Painted George the power steering went out. They stopped for a quick once over, also checking the KWT prefilter which looked clean. Other than the power steering, the UTV was running well. A little further down the course as they were going along at 60 mph, they found themselves in a perfect storm.They had made a position adjustment and the sun angle shifted, creating shadows that altered their vision. Suddenly, the car hit a kicker. The front end took the impact well, but the back end of the vehicle bucked hard, and there was no time to check the brake. It was at this point Rick said “Everything happened in slow motion, yet ended in seconds.” The car was launched into mid air, and it was rodeo time. The final count was four aerial flips, and they stuck the landing! After a quick occupant check, the team was OKAY!!!

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Any and all improvements when it comes to safety are recommended whether you are a professional or an enthusiast. Sure accidents happen, and they were not the only team to have had a battle at the Monster Mash. However, this particular moment garnered a lot of social media attention due to the fact that both occupants walked away with zero injuries, after flipping so violently.The series of pictures were epic from start to finish. Since this is a wide open desert race with 25 mile laps, having a photographer in the right place at the right time in the middle of nowhere to capture the moment, and ultimately be able to confirm the team's well being was fortuitous to say the least. So why were they so fortunate to walk away? Was it luck? Or was it the forethought that was had when building this vehicle? Probably a combo of both, but since luck is not something we can particularly learn from, we will cut to the chase and talk about a few safety aspects of this build. Coffman prepared his UTV with upgraded extras knowing he would be maxing out the vehicle's potential. Here are some suggestions he has now that he has put it all to the test.

One item that Rick advises, is reinforcement of the chassis (vehicle frame). The chassis was tediously gone over with the “when” in mind. Yes, the chassis was damaged in the crash, but the strength in the initial building of it is exactly what contributed to the success of this roll. It did it’s job and took the brutal impact. Rick also emphasized the importance of having the seats reinforced, including upgrading from the plastic base many stock UTVs come with. Another valuable item they had in the car is the Necksgen head and neck restraint system. These provide much needed head and neck support, and hands down saved them from critical injury. Considering the cost of the sport, these suggestions are a minimal investment for the added safety they provided. So what now? Well, in true racing spirit, the show will go on! Rick has been busy filling in as co-driver for some other teams the last few months. He never skipped a beat. The new chassis has been acquired for #474, and he hopes to be back

out there in February. Keep an eye out for them on the desert race courses. What can we take away here? It doesn't matter if you race, or are out riding recreationally, we all share the same desert. The terrain is very unpredictable, and anything can happen in a split second. Those kickers do not discriminate, and nobody wants to get the ugly end of that stick. Any and all improvements when it comes to safety are recommended whether you are a professional or an enthusiast. Build for the moment you hope to never have. Because the “when” can be right around the corner. Quality work matters, you and your occupants matter. Play safe. Shout out to Kingtero Motorsports who fabricated the chassis, and are working hard getting it back on the dirt for Rick and his team to race again. E

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The Most Beautiful Rally in America BY DAVID WILES

Matthew Wiles and Fox Razor at Sand Hollow

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Utah is very patriotic

Baja Bob Stouffer, watching


outed as "the most beautiful rally in America," the Sand Hollow State Park SXS Adventure Rally is all of that. Sean Reddish knows how to create and perpetuate a fantastic gathering of fanatical off road enthusiasts. The event took place last November 11-13 for the eighth year in a row in Sand Hollow State Park, which is located in St. George, Utah and Zion National Park. The setting is fabulous, the best SXS riding I have ever experienced except for maybe the Rocky Mountain 400. Trained guides assist the groups, which take off each of he three days and tackle the terrain in different degrees of adventure. If you want rocks, OMG!! Rock crawler heaven! If you want

vistas, you can see mountains and valleys of Utah in all of their red rock and sad glory. There is even a lake wish fishing and, of course, Sean feeds you a satisfying breakfast each morning. Add to that, Sean has the factories come each year. Because of covid, it has fluctuated from year to year, but last year, Can Am, Yamaha and Kawasaki each provided about 20 new models for participants to thrash around on a guided ride. In years past Polaris and Honda also provided their newest SXS models to anyone who signed up. After riding all of the different factory machines, your perception of who makes the best SXS for you may change!


Everyone is accommodated. After our scheduled ride, which takes off between 9 and 10 a.m., we generally get back to Party Central early afternoon. If you sign up, the factory reps check your sobriety and you are assigned a new model SXS with all the new trick additions. This alone is worth the price of admission. But Sean's troops are motivated to provide you the best off road experience ever. And they do, as the sand and rock terrain is like a red Glamis and Ocotillo Wells/Truckhaven on steroids! The State Park has free, dry camping, two RV campgrounds, a resort and accommodations for all. All participants get a custom event tee shirt and access to the events. At the headquarters, vendors have their products priced low, so

if you need a new whip antenna, or tires or any off road SXS gear, it is available. Each November, for three years, I have attended and as a special events promoter and a motorsports dealer for 50 years, I can attest that this event, only a seven hour drive from San Diego, is the most fun that you can imagine. Sean is now having a spring event with most of the same elements. Make sure, if you go, to tell Sean that you read about it in S&S Off Road Magazine. And also let Sean know if he EVER wants to do an event in Ocotillo Wells, he will have supporters and participants. E

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2022 race schedule DESERT SHOWDOWN: January 5-9 - Pahrump, NV

Cars, Trucks, UTVs Point to Point Race, approximately 250 miles Pre-Run January 5

HARE SCRAMBLES: February 4-6 - Laughlin, NV

Motorcycles, Quads Loop Race, approximately 100 miles

BAJA NEVADA: May 4-7 - Nevada

Cars, Trucks, UTVs, Motorcycles, Quads Point to Point Race, approximately 650 miles, Single Day

GOLD RUSH: June 23-26 - Virginia City to Tonopah, NV

Cars, Trucks, UTVs, Motorcycles, Quads Point to Point Race, approximately 300 miles

STATELINE SHOOTOUT: September 8-11 - Primm, NV

Cars, Trucks, UTVs Loop Race, approximately 120 miles

DIRT REBELUTION: October 7-9 - Cedar City, UT

Motorcycles, Quads, UTVs Loop Race, approximately 200 miles

BATTLEGROUND: November 10-13 - Jean, NV

Cars, Trucks, UTVs, Motorcycles, Quads Loop Race, approximately 250 miles

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Oceano Dunes


n the ongoing battle at Oceano Dunes, there is a positive step. Friends of Oceano Dunes filed three separate lawsuits after the California Coastal Commission voted to end off-road vehicle use there within three years. One lawsuit is called a Quiet Title suit and alleges that since off-road vehicle use took place there with the land owners knowledge for more than five years in the distant past, it should be allowed to continue. The Coastal Commission made a motion for the suit to be thrown out, which was just denied by the judge. The suit will continue to trial.


The California Air Resources Board is now tightening the standards for on road motorcycles. This affects dual sport and adventure motorcycles. They are looking at adopting standards like the very strict Euro 5 standards. They are even proposing to add more sensors to OBD systems (on board diagnostic) and requiring catalyzers. Manufacturers are concerned that the new standards

will require extensive engineering that cannot be implemented in the timeline that they propose. They strongly prefer that standards adopted should be identical to Euro 5, so they would not need to make different models of the same bikes. They have a comment period open until February 7th. See what they have in mind at https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/sites/default/files/2022-01/ONMC%20 Workshop%201_12_22.pdf

Riverside OHV Park

For years I have seen Riverside County apply for OHV grants to build a new park in Riverside County. They have recently made significant progress and have six proposed sites they are looking at. Off road motorcycle racing legend, Scott Harden is helping with the project. The county is accepting comments in their feasibility study and you can see where the proposed sites are and comment on them at https://ktuagis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index. html?appid=24ffbeb8031c46648cc26f54db00d7db


SDORC, along with our partner the ASA and CORVA put on a very successful cleanup at the Imperial Sand Dunes. There were four stations at each corner of the dunes and a lot of trash was picked up. I would like to thank Audrey Mason and Bryan Henry for doing a lot of the heavy lifting on the event. Next, Friends of Ocotillo Wells will be hosting a cleanup at Ocotillo Wells February 19 at the event center on Main Street. Check in around 9:00 a.m. and come back around lunch time for food and prizes. February 26th SDORC and SDMUST will be hosting a cleanup at Painted Gorge. This is one of my favorite areas and deserves some attention. There is often shooting and off-roading trash left there and it is up to us to keep the area respectable. Look for the dumpster a couple miles down Painted Gorge Rd where we will have check-in from 56

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www.ksurplus. com www.stewartsraceworks.com 9:00 a.m. If you don't know the area, it is worth a look. There are great trails all around and you can legally practice your second amendment rights.

State Parks Video

California State Parks asked for some help in making an OHV video recently. After determining it would not be a hit piece, I agreed to help. I was able to take a Tuesday off work and invite some friends out to Ocotillo Wells to shoot the video. It was a long, but fun day, starting before dawn and ending at dusk. I look forward to seeing what they get and if any of the GoPro video came out (they put one on me and said go nuts). We have been offered a space at TDS Safari this March 5th, so look for us, I believe in Salton City, for a fun day in the desert.

we post them on our website, so you get more for your money. Contact info@sdorc.org SDORC is also a membership organization, so go to sdorc. org and join or renew. It all helps us keep our favorite sport alive. - Ed Stovin E

Mountain Dash

SDORC is co-hosting a dual sport motorcycle event called Mountain Dash with the San Diego Adventure Riders. We are looking at May 15th with a start in Escondido and finish at Pio Pico Campground by Otay Mountain. Expect both street and dirt sections with total distance of about 150 miles. The dirt sections are not too difficult and any type of motorcycle is welcome, although dual sport and adventure bikes will be best. Signup will open soon at https://dualsport-sd.com/

Radio Show

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portbike or cruiser?" said the salesman as I walked in the motorcycle dealership with helmet and jacket in hand. There is another option that has become socially acceptable in recent years. Adventure bikes are capable, comfortable and cool to own and ride. Whether you are heading to a coffee shop or the Arctic Circle, no one in our world will knock an adventure bike. They are good bikes to ride, with big, powerful engines, comfortable ergos, can carry gear and travel bad roads. I love them and own one (V Strom). I also ride dual sport street legal dirt bikes. Both of these types of bikes fill holes in the puzzle of "What kind of bike should I get?" There is a hole that as of now, remains unfilled. That is the rally-style traveling dual sport dirt bike. With the Dakar Rally raging on the other side of the world as I write this, I would like to talk about a bike I would love to own. I like the big adventure bikes, but they are too heavy for real dirt riding. I love dual sports, but they are too light for long road rides (With my 2020 FE501, Husqvarna recommends a new crank at 160 hours). There are bikes that come close, like the Yamaha Tenere 700, Kawasaki KLR650, KTM 690, Honda XR650L, CRF300L Rally and Suzuki DR650 (I own a DR650

By Clutch Roberts

with 50,000 miles I've ridden so far). The Tenere and KLR are still too heavy for real dirt riding, the 690, DR and XR are closer, but underprepared and the CRF300L is too small for highway use. What I want is a single cylinder bike around 600cc with a wide power band, peaking with at least 50 hp, dry weight not exceeding 320lbs, carries at least five gallons of fuel, has a rally style frame-mounted fairing with a navigation system inside, three per side welded on luggage rack points, an engine that can take a lot of miles, a six speed transmission, with 1st-4th gears close together for dirt riding and taller 5th and 6th gears for highway cruising, either 17 or 18 inch rear wheel, 21 inch front wheel, around 10 inches of wheel travel and with a comfortable seat. Suspension springs and damping should be tuned for moderately hard dirt riding. Not essential, but still desirable would include a skid plate, hand guards, big foot pegs, behind the seat rack, folding mirrors, front and rear separate switchable ABS, easy access air filter and mounting points for an optional center stand. Would be nice if the fairing and nav system would easily unbolt and unplug, to be replaced by a plastic number plate for dirt riding. The tail light and turn signals should be on a bracket that unplugs and unbolts as well. It would be great if a low version was also available with seven inches of wheel travel and a differently shaped seat. A bike like this could actually go dirt bike riding, carry a commuter to work and be the cornerstone of a multiweek traveling vacation. The KTM 690 is close, but needs a bigger fuel tank and a lower price. The KLR is a known world traveler, but is pretty heavy and not very dirt worthy. Every bike that is close, is also deficient in ways that are hard to fix. I would like all this for under $10k. If any manufacturers want help with design and specifications for such a bike, we are here for you. Reach me at 858 822 8274. "Sportbike or cruiser?" That day I was on a dual sport, but I would love to have said rally bike. E

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Blast from the Past

These, and 40 years of off-road racing images reside at www.Tracksidephoto.com

From the ’94 Parker 400. Carlos Iribe with his rolled Class 5 Baja Bug. TracksidePhoto.com


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Redundancy Makes Sense Off Road

nyone old enough to remember the Apollo space program may recall hearing the term redundancy. Back then, NASA was referring to extra electronics or other systems in the space capsule and lunar module. Today’s commercial aircraft also employ a certain amount of redundancy. In either case, the principle is the same: Should the main system fail, the crew could turn to backup technology to ensure a successful mission or flight. `Four-wheelers may never leave the ground (at least not intentionally), but they can face glitches and breakdowns. Redundancy in gear and planning can help ensure most any problem is resolved quickly.

What is redundancy in four-wheeling?

A primary component entails looking ahead: trying to foresee what could happen and account for it. It’s not just about duplicating gear or equipment. You also want backup plans and contingencies. As for gear, redundancy can mean duplication, as well as packing items that offer similar functionality but perhaps not as These bags store well underneath the shelf. They are convenient (e.g. a can opener and a military P38). Additional small enough to dedicate each to a specific task. redundancy is in the form of workarounds (e.g. use a church-key more) useful functions from one piece of equipment. style can opener or a sharp knife). That’s where the real power The point is if something happens, you can continue the trip. comes in. The extra equipment offers its primary function, but And generally without too much discomfort. can be used to replace something that fails. You’re getting two (or

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Tires: Tires are the primary cause of issues while four-wheeling. The main backup, of course, is the spare tire. A functional backup would be a tire plug kit. In fact, I always recommend trying to repair a tire first. Save the spare tire for extreme cases. Valuable and compact, a tire plug kit belongs in every four-wheeling vehicle. Gear: This list can be long, so I’ll focus on a few items to get you thinking about this concept. Oftentimes gear can be used beyond its intended function. A good example is the handle on a Hi-Lift jack. You can slide it under a breaker bar for more leverage. I once used a Hi-Lift handle to reinforce a bent tie rod. Need an adhesive? J-B Weld, a cold epoxy, handles many tasks. But even duct tape and electrical tape can get you out of many problems. For tying down gear and boxes, straps, ropes, and bungee cords are nearly interchangeable. If you pack

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only one of these, consider adding another for a layer of redundancy and peace of mind. Being able to start a fire is critical. In addition to cooking food and offering a soothing ambiance, a fire could save you if you’re lost. Many people carry a butane lighter. A good alternative is matches in a waterproof box. You can also start a fire with AA batteries and steel wool. A third back up is flint and steel. A good example is a product called Light My Fire (https://lightmyfire.com). As for kindling, a good backup are “fire balls.” Those are cotton balls swabbed in petroleum jelly. Great for getting a fire going. Communication: The ability to communicate outside the campsite or trail is crucial. Cell phones, being so common, are the go-to method of communicating. Problem is, cell coverage can be spotty Tie rod reinforced with Hi-lift handle or nonexistent while off road. Trail Redundancy exists at home as well Good forms of backup This can take many forms. It just depends on what you’d like communication include ham radio and satellite phones. to account for. Navigation: A GPS receiver is handy, but pack a map or Take tires, for example. I really can’t afford to deal with tire other written format as well. The GPS device could get broken or otherwise fail. Printed information will always be available, unless replacement delays. Therefore, I own a sixth spare tire for my main vehicle. Yes, that’s an additional tire beyond the one on the you spill coffee on it. Go a step further with all your information vehicle. and instruction manuals by storing a pdf on a digital device you If I’m forced to use the main spare while off-road, I can slap carry with you – laptop, notebook, thumb drive, etc. on the replacement tire immediately upon returning home. I love the expediency the additional tire offers. I’m not subject to supply Redundancy in planning chain delays before my next trip. Have a plan B. As you see, incorporating redundancy in your vehicle and Often thought of as contingencies, redundancies in planning life offers many advantages. In addition to quickly resolving a allow you to react to unforeseen issues. Let’s say you encounter a washed-out trail or road. If you had problem, the extra gear or part provides an added measure of convenience and peace of mind. selected an alternative in advance, you could try that path now. Otherwise, your trip could be in jeopardy. Similarly, have an alternate campground in mind should the one you’re planning to stay at is full. It’s also good to know which gas station(s) and hospital will be close while on the trail. Record that information and share with others in your group. Bear in mind that the closest hospital (or clinic) and gas station can change during a long trip.

Tom Severin, 4x4 Coach, teaches 4WD owners how to confidently and safely use their vechicles to the fullest extent in difficult terrain and adverse driving conditions. Contact him at tom@4x4training.com or visit www.4x4training.com to develop or improve your driving skill. Copyright 2022, Badlands Off-Road Adventures, Inc E

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Los t Lizard Fun Run

BY AMY VOLMER Keeping you informed of what’s going on in the dirt

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f you are one of those off-roaders who likes to use the trails and go offroading but not participate in different club/organization fund raising events, I challenge you to start NOW! As an off roader, we need to support those clubs and organizations that protect our rights to off-road, advocate to keep trails open, help start new trails and neighborhood OHV parks. We need to support those who are fighting for our right, to off-road. San Diego Off Road Coalition is one of those organizations. SDORC works with elected representatives, land

managers, government agencies and interested individuals to promote a safe and responsible off-roading experience. They collaborate with local community planning groups, county and state officials, and other Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) organizations like CORVA and Cal4Wheel to create new OHV recreation areas and they raise funds to pay for lobbyists to fight for us in Sacramento. What is the best way for an off-road organization to raise funds? Host an off-road event, of course! This past November was the 16th Annual Lost Lizard Off-Road Fun Run

hosted by SDORC in the Superstition Mountains OHV area in Imperial County, CA. The people that put this event together belong to different clubs and SDORC is an all-volunteer organization. No one gets paid to help put this event together which takes a year of planning, organizing, getting sponsors, permits, etc. If you have never participated in a Lost Lizard Fun Run, you are missing out! This is one of my favorite annual events! The Lost Lizard Fun Run is a five checkpoint, poker run at your own pace, CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

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Game playing at the Tierra Del Sol 4 Wheel Drive Club checkpoint

Checkpoint 4 ARC Trooper

trail cleanup, covering over 25 miles of the Superstition Mountains. The event starts off at headquarters which is at Mile Marker 6 off Wheeler Road. You must register for the event and wear a wristband to show that you are part of the event. At registration you will receive a poker/game card which includes the checkpoints and a map of the fun run. This is a go-at-your-own-pace style run. Each checkpoint is hosted by either an off-road club or different entities that support off-roading. As participants navigate through the Superstition Mountain to reach the different checkpoints, (GPS coordinates are also listed on the poker/ game card), they are also looking for trash and debris because there are special prizes for whomever brings back the most trash, biggest piece of trash, etc. Each checkpoint has different games for participants to play for a chance at winning raffle tickets and this is where the participants also draw their poker hands, which are then stamped on their card. At the end of the evening, just before the raffle, participants are asked to review their poker hands to see who has the best hand and wins a prize! After the poker hands, now you can see what you can score during the raffle! Besides winning raffle tickets at the checkpoints from playing the games, you can also purchase additional raffle tickets at Headquarters up until about 30 minutes prior to the raffle start. The members of the SDORC Lost Lizard committee do an amazing job at collecting raffle prizes and getting donations for this event! Covid has been rough for many vendors since their inventory has been slow or hard to receive. Some of the vendor sponsors who usually donate items for the raffle, still participated by giving a cash donation so the Lost Lizard committee could purchase prizes for the raffle. This year the main sponsor, the "Lizards Ace" was the Imperial Valley Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership off Highway 86 in Imperial, CA. This is the only local Jeep dealership in Imperial County. IV Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is under new ownership. The new owners are looking to be the "Go To" and an “off-road friendly” dealership! If you brake on trail, they want to be the dealership you go to for parts. When you need service on your off-road vehicle, you take your vehicle CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE


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Checkpoint 4 ARC Trooper crew with their trophy for Best Checkpoint


to them for all your maintenance needs! Shout out to David Merrill, Isaac Garcia, Armando Murillo, Sergio Acosta, and all the employees at IV Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram that brought their own personal vehicles to the event. Thank you for your SUPPORT!!!! The five different checkpoints were hosted by the following clubs and groups. This event could not happen year after year, without the help from the crews running the checkpoints!! HUGE THANK YOU to each of you and all the people who have helped in previous years! You make this event one of the most fun events I have ever been a part of or attended!! #1 - San Diego Outback’s 4×4 Club #2 - Tierra Del Sol 4x4 Club #3 - Creeps & Jeeps #4 - ARC Trooper #5 - ORV Club Hosting a checkpoint at the Lost Lizard Fun Run is not an easy task. They must attend meetings with the Lost Lizard committee prior to the event. They must plan the games for their checkpoint, decorate their checkpoint and on top of all of that, be ready first thing in the morning for the participants to start their Fun Run! At the end of the evening the participants get to vote on “Best Checkpoint.” If you are interested in hosting a checkpoint next year contact Audrey Mason, Ed Stovin or Nicole Honstead with SDORC. All the checkpoints did an amazing job, but the overall participants winner went to checkpoint #4 ARC Trooper!! If you are a Star Wars fan, I know you loved hanging out at this checkpoint. Excellent job to Robert & Jessi Puffenbarger and

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everyone that helped at checkpoint #4 ARC Trooper! Hope to see you at the next event! SDORC and the Lost Lizard Fun Run committee would like to thank all the 16th Annual Lost Lizard Fun Run sponsors and everyone that helped with the event and checkpoints, this event can only happen because of you and your support! Sponsors include: Alpha Site Logistics, Victoria Homes, Lifestyle Garage, JS Floor Covering Inc., United Rentals, El Cajon Ford, WARN, Lifestyle Garage, Rugged Radio, Raceline Wheels, Husky Liners, MotoWorld, 1Life Trauma Kit, Imperial County Association of REALTORS, EPI Performance, MasterCraft, Mudroom Backpacks, ORW, F&L Racing Fuel, Wayne Miller Mobile Tire, EJ Knives, Pacific Islander, Heimaster Metal Works, Howe Performance, RockJock 4X4, 4Wheel Parts, The Motel By The Sea, Tread Lightly, Tierra Del Sol 4X4 Club. Special thank you to Desiree Bates at Born Dirty for designing and making the impressive trophies and Brent Hefner at Black Anvil Tattoo Shop for the awesome shirt design and graphics!! You two ROCK!!!! *If you are interested in attending a SDORC meeting, they are held the first Tuesday of the Month at 7 p.m. at the Ranch House Restaurant, 11510 Woodside Ave., Santee, CA 92071 If you would like to support SDORC you can mail a check or donate online: San Diego Off-Road Coalition, PO Box 1999, Lakeside, CA 92040 or visit www.sdorc.org E

SDORC Pres Ed Stovin rides around with the Lost Lizard on his back. These lucky partiipants found the lizard and earned a raffle ticket.

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4WP Desert Showdown Pahrump NV - January 6-9, 2022 www.legacyracing.net Photos by RNR Photos

Reed Dodenbier and Tyler Williams finished ninth Class 6100 and 11th overall

Blaine Conrad, second Class 1, 13th overall

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“First race in the @brenthelindustries #6100 in the books. We ended up 7th in a stacked field at the @legacyracingassociation 4WP Desert Showdown.” - Conner McMullen, Peoria AZ

Scott Bassett, out of Henderson NV running with Anthony McCormack and Michael Looney: “We battled back and forth with Mad Dog Racing for the lead. Got a flat at about mile 110, regained the lead a little later and 20 miles from the finish, we lost a serpentine belt. After the repair, we just cruised it in for a second place. “

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“We had an awesome time at this year's 4WP Desert Showdown. We are extremely thankful for our family, friends, pit crew, and sponsors who help make racing possible for us.” - Matt Banuelos, Jordan Evans, fourth UTV NA 1900

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Garey Leavitt with Yan Shen, first Class 11

Kirk Harkey, 14th Class 6100 with Erica Sacks Seidman and Chuck Dempsey

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TOP TEN OVERALL 1. Chasen Gaunt, Mavrick Gaunt, Tucker Conroy, Alex Grabow, Eric Waite (Class 6100) 2. Adam Householder, Justin Hampton, Terry Householder, Trevor Ellingham (Class 6100) 3. Jake Johnson, Cody Johnson, Robert Llewellyn (Class 1) 4. Eric Hustead, Preston Schmmid (Unltd Trucks) 5. Todd Jergensen, Jeremy Caudel (Class 6100) 6. Travis Chase, Jacob Lauxen, Don Chase (Class 6100) 7. Michael Osborn, Andrew Becerra (Class 6100) 8. Travis Williams, Pete Tolar, Jeff Knupp, Luke Knupp (Class 6100) 9. Conner McMullen, Jeneka Jenkins, Riley Majchrzak (Class 6100) 10. Alan Levinson, Rod Colbart (Class 6100) Class 1 1. Jake Johnson, Cody Johnson, Robert Llewellyn 2. Blaine Conrad 3. Jacob Frye, Brian Vest, Danielle Frye Class 10 1. Mike Coulter, Troy Combs 2. Scott Bassett, Anthony McCormack, Michael Looney Class 11 1. Garey Leavitt, Yan Shen Class 1450 8400 1. Joseph Cammans, Blaine Cammans Class 6100 1. Chasen Gaunt, Mavrick Gaunt, Tucker Conroy, Alex Grabow, Eric Waite 2. Adam Householder, Justin Hampton, Terry Householder, Trevor Ellingham 3. Todd Jergensen, Jeremy Caudell 4. Travis Chase, Jacob Lauxen, Don Chase Travis Williams with Pete Tolar, Jeff Knupp and Luke Knupp finished sixth Class 6100 and eighth overall. 74

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"This was a great way to kick off the new year on the right foot with a win at the 4WP Desert Showdown. Our Kawasaki KRX1000 was on rails all day handling with ease whatever the Nevada desert threw at us. Looking forward to keeping our momentum going into the next one!” Carson Wernimont, first UTV NA 1900 with Reid Nordin Continued on next page www.ssormag.com - FEBRUARY 2022 - S&S OFF ROAD MAGAZINE 75

5. Michael Osborn, Andrew Becerra Sportsman 1300 1. Jeff Jones, Chayden Jones, Tray Campbell, Charger Jones UTV NA 1900 1. Carson Wernimont, Reid Nordin 2. Joe Bolton, Dana Jones 3. Austin Bolton, Daren Carlson 4. Matthew Banuelos, Jordan Evans 5. Cody Mitchell, Analysa Silva Montero UTV Sportsan 3900 1. Starley Stevens Jr., Dorian Lamone UTV Stock Mod S900 1. Cody Schafer, Kyle Schafer, Barry Schafer 2. John David, Dave Gardner UTV Stock U900-U950 1. Tyler Stewart, Jody Crofts 2. Sarah Stewart, Juddi Hudak 3. Gavin Wadle, Chris Wardle, Eduardo Martinez UTV Turbo 1. Jeremiah Scott, Luis Palacion 2. Andrew Blood, Jon Turner, Quinn Olesky 3. Kolton Hustead, Manny Viena 4. Cory Sappington, Shane Moore 5. Garrick Lastra, Randy Raschein, Robert Villareal UTV Unl 2900 1. Nolan Williams, Michael Flores 2. Nicholas Gurries, Marcos Galdamez, Kyle McClatlin 3. Mike Lesle, Marshall Lobo, Dane Miller Unl Trucks 1. Eric Hustead, Preston Schmidt 2. Jonathan Brenthel, Jordan Brenthel L.D. Smith out of Commerce City CO with Trey Reynolds and Kenny Wright finished 11th Class 6100 76 S&S OFF ROAD MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2022 - www.ssormag.com


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Perseverance was the name of the game for #T924 in the Class U Turbo class, including driver of record Garrick Lastra along with Randy Raschein and Robert Villareal. “We started the weekend with qualifying. We weren’t planning on attending qualifying but we did and ended up getting first. Day of the race we started off great and just before pit one we blew a belt. First belt we broke in years. Once we got going again we were making up ground while battling the cars that passed us when we were down. Just before pit three we snapped an axle CV spline and lost the castle nut that holds the hub and axle together. We were down for over an hour without a replacement part. Finally a Legacy official picked up parts from

us that we got from fellow Can Am teammate Cory Sappington and drove back to our car and got repaired. At this time we were the last car on course and got going again. We made it all the way back to pit five and had the same piece come apart again. We weren’t done yet! We wanted to finish because we’re in it for the season. The crew got the car going again and we made it to the finish, ending our day at the finish line in 5th place in class. We want to thank our sponsors: Riverland Racing, Lonestar Racing, Can Am, Tensor Tires, Method Wheels, King Shocks, Evolution Powersports and Modquad. Also want to thank Randy and Carolyn Raschein for having me as driver of record on the team.”

Craig McIntosh and co-driver Lester Jukes with Desert Vets Racing running in the UTV Stock Mod S900 class. "My Coast Guard Vet and me moving along and having fun across the Nevada desert. We had issues and did not finish, but I know Lester (Coast Guard) will never forget the whole experience. Thanks to our sponsors and DVR we are able to get our Nation's Vets out racing."


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CTA Grand Prix de Campeones October 24, 2021 - Mexicali, Baja Mexico - www.zrpromo.com - Photos by Triplets

#N18 Joshue Ochoa from Tecate vs local #N8 Andy Cervantes. Triplets Photo

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Javier Ochoa rode his Honda CRF in the last round, finishing second in class. Triplets Photo


First overall quad San Felipe boy, Jose Luis Meza Velez

Quad Open +50 Angel Valdivia, 59 year olds, finished third in class

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UP NEXT: UTV Legends Championship February 17-20 - Laughlin, Nevada UTV/Motorcycle/Quad Adelanto Grand Prix March 17-20 - Adelanto, California Motorcycle

FEB. 17-20, LAUGHLIN, NV UTVs - Motorcyles - Quads

Silver State 300 April 28-30 - Alamo, Nevada All Classes Vegas to Reno August 10 -13 - Las Vegas, Nevada All Classes Battle Born 200 September 22-25 - Ely, Nevada All Classes Laughlin Desert Classic October 20-23 - Laughlin, Nevada Car/Truck World Hare & Hound November 4-6 - Tonopah, Nevada UTV/Motorcycle/Quad

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MC OPEN PRO: 1. Justin Carnes (23), Imperial CA. Yamaha 2. José André Enríquez (18), Mexicali B.C. 3. Christian Adriel Arellano Millán (18), Guerrero Negro B.C. KTM XCF450 M/C OPEN EXP: 1. Dilan Avalos (14), Palm Springs CA2. Javier Ochoa (23), Tecate B.C. Honda3. Esteban Patrón (17), Tijuana B.C.4. Bryan Herrera (31), Dulzura CA 5. Luis Felipe Venegas Orozco (34), Tijuana B.C. M/C OPEN +30: 1. Michel Valenzuela (33), Mexicali B.C.2. Roberto ¨Sheezter¨ Machado (34), Chula Vista CA.3. Oscar Bernal (37), Mexicali B.C. 4.Octavio Gámez (39), Tijuana B.C. 5. Agustín González (34), Mexicali B.C. M/C OPEN +40: 1. Felipe Vélez (42), San Felipe B.C. 2. Guillermo De La Herrán (46), Tijuana B.C. 3. Adrián Ïndusco¨ Valdez (49), Tijuana B.C. 4. Jesús De La Rocha (49), Tijuana B.C. KTM M/C OPEN +50: 1. Joel Leal (50), Mexicali B.C. Honda 2. Francisco Javier Landeros Anguiano (51), Ensenada B.C. M/C OPEN NOV: 1. Nicolás Vélez (16), San Felipe B.C. 2. Esteban Martínez Pelayo (17), Ensenada B.C. 3. Alejandro Olguín (16), Mexicali B.C. 4. Pablo Esteban Bustamante (18), Mexicali B.C. 5. Hosman Márquez (18), Mexicali B.C. Justin Carnes from Imperial Valley won the last round of the Autoproductos Triple Crown 84 S&S S&SOFF OFFROAD ROADMAGAZINE MAGAZINE- FEBRUARY - FEBRUARY2022 2022- www.ssormag.com - www.ssormag.com

Omar Murillo on the gas, Open Expert Quad


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Memo De La Herran finished second in the +40 class

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QUAD PRO: 1. #Q1 José Luis Meza Vélez (24), San Felipe B.C. 2. #Q6 Jesús Osuna Gómez (20), Mexicali B.C. 3. #Q16 José Luis Montoya (22), Mexicali B.C. QUAD EXP: 1. Nicolás Vélez (16), San Felipe B.C. 2. Darío Rabago Morales (25), Ensenada B.C. 3. Omar Murillo (22), Tecate B.C. 4. JJ Nicolás (21), San Diego CA. Honda QUAD +30: 1. Alan Cruz Mariscal (31), Valle de La Trinidad B.C. 2. Carlos Servando López M. (49), San Felipe B.C. 3. Jorge Luis Ramírez Jr. (33), Mexicali B.C. Honda 4. Gilberto Arreola (39), Mexicali B.C. QUAD +40: 1. #419 Israel Jiménez (41), Tijuana B.C. 2. #423 Cristóbal Quezada (47), Tijuana B.C. QUAD +50: 1 #409 Francisco Espinoza Ríos (50), Mexicali B.C. 2. #503 Saúl Díaz Peralta (52), Mexicali B.C. 3. #507 Miguel Ángel Valdivia (59), Mexicali B.C. QUAD NOV: 1. Luis René Villa (17), Ensenada B.C. 2. Yoel Leal Gallegos (15), Mexicali B.C. 3. Axel Arambula Inzunza (17), Ensenada B.C. 4. Luis Joel Sánchez (18), Mexicali B.C. 5. Jessie Hernández (16), El Centro CA.

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Christmas Classic #84K Tony DeMars finished first Vet Amateur. "I was having so much fun at the Christmas Classic that I ripped the tread off of my tires!! The silty whoop section was probably the most difficult part. Mile 8 was where I could start flying. And Check 2 made me lose all focus when my buddy Steve Kerchner was cheering me on with his antics."

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#1Q Juan Sanchez, fourth ATV Expert


Race 1 [200, 250, Open] Top 10 Overall 1. Justin Wilson 2. Chad Goodsell 3. Joshua Sharp 4. Mike Fermolie 5. Noah Clevenger 6. Kole Parker 7. Cooper Shira 8. Dale Fenton 9. Gustavo Gonzalez 10. Matthew Belew Race 2 [Quads] Top Ten Overall 1. Chris Avalos 2. Danny Magdaleno 3. Delfino Haro 4. Jake Hickman 5. Juan Sanchez 6. Luis Garcia 7. Anthony De Mars 8. Jessica Engen 9. Chyrisma Isom 10. Anthone Lopez Race 3 [Ages & Womens] Top Ten Overall 1. Mike Fermoile 2. Robert Youngs 3. Dustin Slade 4. Joe Saelens 5. Kyle Hearold 6. Kyle Hill 7. Ryan McGhen 8. Pete Andrassy 9. Troy Pearce 10. Jason Cogbill Team Race Top Ten Overall 1. Lance Goodsell, Chad Goodsell 2. Josh Sharp, Kole Parker 3. Mike Fermoile, Robert Youngs 4. Cole Herbrandson, Justin Wilson 5. Dale Fenton, Juan Flores 6. Brett Stralo, Austyn Smith 7. Kyle Hill, Joe Saelens 8. Lucas Howard, Andrew

CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE Emmaline Hickman, third ATV Womens Novice. “The Christmas Classic was a great experience, especially for being my first race! The other racers were very encouraging and supportive and just after that one race I formed new friendships. Being able to race alongside of my twin brother made it extra special and I can't wait to continue this new hobby of mine!"

Haley Yorba raced earlier in the day on a bike finishing first in the Womens Expert class. Regarding her UTV race: “It was my first time racing the car and I had a blast! There were some tough conditions with limited visibility in the dust but we still had fun even though we got lost several times. It was also my first night race as well so that was a new challenge for me.” Haley, with co-driver Cole Parker finished seventh UTV Pro Unlimited 90

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Delfino Haro, first ATV Expert: Asked about his race, Delfino said: “It went great. I ironmanned the team race and came home with a win!”

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Hendrix 9. Noah Clevenger 10. Henry Daly, Dustin Slade UTV Top Ten Overall 1. Wayne Matlock, Sam Hayes 2. Bryce Marking, Amber Cogbill 3. Victor Rangel, Antonio Groth 4. Kristen Matlock, Vanesssa Tortolero 5. Chase Northrip, Brad Allen 6. Jeffery Robertson, Trey Robertson 7. Jesse Melrose, Brian Kim 8. Gabriel Rascon, Trevor Holt 9. Gary Shadduck, Justin McNeil 10. Darren Scott, Jenn Scott Open Expert 1. Justin Wilson 2. Joshua Sharp 3. Mike Fermolie 4. Kole Parker 5. Gustavo Gonzalez Open Am 1. David Malstrom 2. Cole Herbrandson 3. Anthony Biondo 4. Ryan Morgan 5. Robert Rodriguez Open Nov 1. Joshua Shutrump 2. Cory Vaughn 3. Tony Melfi 4. Eric Flores 5. Jacob Salens 250 Expert 1. Chad Goodsell 2. Noah Clevenger 3. Shira Cooper 4. Tyler Sarver 250 Am 1. Dale Fenton 2. Luke Howard 3. Andrew Hendrix 250 Nov 1. Noah Vander Weerd 2. Tristan Brigman 3. Trevor Ball 4. Matio Saladino 5. Carlos Perezchica 200 Exp 1. Austyn Smith 200 Am 1. Matthew Savoy 200 Nov 1. Silas Hilfiker 2. Dylan Ewing 3. Connor Belew ATV Exp 1. Chris Avalos 2. Danny Magdaleno 3. Delfino Haro 4. Juan Sanchez ATV Nov 1. Jake Hickman 2. Luis Garcia 3. Anthone Lopez 4. Zach Winkelman ATV Vet Am 1. Anthony De Mars ATV Vet Nov 1. Steve Kerchner ATV Sen Nov 1. Rick Boone ATV Wom Nov 1. Jessica Engen 2. Chyrisma Isom 3. Emmaline Hickman Vet Exp 1. Mike Fermoile 2. Robert Youngs 3. Dustin Slade 4. Joe Saelens 5. Kyle Hill Vet Am 1. David Valley 2. Erick Burnworth 3. Ivan Delgadillo Vet Nov 1. Tyson Hoff 2. Gregory

David Kendrick: “Thanking Mark Zela for teaming with me. And thank you Roadrunners for putting on a fun race.” The pair finished first Master Expert.



Lance Goodsell: “Me and my little bro teaming, having a good time.” The Goodsell brothers, Lance and Chad, finished first overall in the Team Race and first 250 Expert. 94 94 S&S S&SOFF OFFROAD ROADMAGAZINE MAGAZINE- FEBRUARY - FEBRUARY2022 2022- www.ssormag.com - www.ssormag.com

Austin Wadley ironmanned the team race, finishing second ATV Novice. “It was a fun, rough race coming all the way From Blythe CA. We don’t have a lot of things to do in Blythe, so to get out and be able to race after not being on a quad in a year it felt pretty good. And being a part of District 38 is like having a family at home. Everyone looks out for one another. We will definitely be back.” Williams 3. Blake Plourd 4. Joseph Putrino 5. Brent Ashurst Sen Exp 1. Kyle Hearold 2. Ryan McGhen 3. Andy Vance 4. Courtney Ludwin Sen Am 1. Chad Prey Sen Nov 1. Donnie Durfee 2. Nicolas Whitehead 3. Bradley Destache 4. Manuel Humes 5. Mauricio Maoi Sup Sen Exp 1. Pete Andrassy 2. Troy Pearce 3. Jason Cogbill 4. Robert

Feinstein 5. Bill Hinkle Sup Sen Am 1. Chris Segal 2. Zac Shira Sup Sen Nov 1. Charles Smith 2. Paul Kitchin 3. David Doyle 4. Scott Corbin Master Exp 1. Todd Barnhill 2. Mark Zela Wom Exp 1. Haley Yorba TEAM RACE CLASS RESULTS 250 Exp 1. Lance Goodsell, Chad Goodsenn 2. Noah Clevenger 3.

Cody Hatfield, Tyler Sarver 250 Am 1. Lucas Howard, Andrew Hendrix 250 Nov 1. Josiah Northcutt, Tristan Brigman 2. Mario Saladino 200 Am 1. Dylan Earle, Matthew Savoy 200 Nov 1. Tim Belew, Connor Belew Open Exp 1. Josh Sharp, Kole Parker 2. Cole Herbrandson, Justin Wilson 3.


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Dale Fenton, finishsed first 250 Amateur and eighth overall in race one. “I was definitely on the struggle bus in the morning race and had a lot of arm pump. Luckily by the time the team race came around I felt way better and Juan Flores and I ended up 5th overall.”

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Dale Fenton, Juan Flores 4. Brett Stralo, Austyn Smith 5. Anthony Biondo, Matthew Belew Open Am 1. Richard Wheeler, Grant Braun 2. Brad Pifer, Justin Myron 3. AJ Motta 4. Ryan Morgan 5. Brad Ellis, Mike Fuson Open Nov 1. Skylar Arcidiacono, Gavin Swettenam 2. Skyler Pereira 3. Martin Sanders, Kelton Glaszczak 4. Cade Kellum, Austyn Rodriguez 5. Tim Saelens, Jacob Saelens Vet Exp 1. Mike Fermoile, Robert Youngs 2. Kyle Hill, Joe Saelens 3. Henry Daly, Dustin Slade Vet Am 1. Rusty Sexton, David Valley 2. Ivan Delgadillo, Erick Burnworth Vet Nov 1. Nicholas Ford, Gregory Williams 2. Blake Plourd, Brent Ashurst 3. Brian Britton, Luke Ware Sen Exp 1. Andy Vance, Kyle Hearold 2. Davin Brigman, Courtney Ludwin Sen Am 1. Ryan Stephens, Manuel Humes Sen Nov 1. Charles Smith, Nichols Whitehead 2. Donnie Durfee 3. Joseph Moore, Justin McNeil 4. Brian Morris 5. Adam Taylor, Tom Cain Sup Sen Exp 1. Troy Pierce, Jason Cogbill 2. Jack Northcutt Sup Sen Am Jake Hickman finished first ATV Novice and fourth overall in Race Two for all 1. Robert Feinstein, Zac Shira the quad classes. “The Christmas Classic was probably my favorite race all year. 2. Chris Segal Earning enough transfer points in the race to advance a skill level topped it off! Sup Sen Nov 1. Bill Hinkle, Road Runner put on a really great event and laid out a diverse course that gave Paul Kitchin Master Exp you a little bit of everything. Having the opportunity to run it with my twin sis1. David Kendrick, Mark ter for her first race was special and a cool way to end the 2021 season!” Zela ATV Exp 1. Delfino Haro 2. Danny Magdaleno, 2. Darren Scott, Christopher Avalos ATV Nov 1. Luis Jenn Scott 3. Ryan Garcia, Jake Hickman 2. Austin Wadley Keller, Paul Keller ATV Vet Am 1. Anthony De Mars ATV 4. Joan Casanova, Wom Nov 1. Chyrisma Isom 2. Jessica Hector Monroy 5. Engen, Michelle Bealo Nicholas Pistelak, UTV Class Results Mason Craig UTV UTV Pro Exhibition 1. Wayne Sportsman 1. Matlock, Sam Hayes UTV Pro Unltd Gabriel Rascon, 1. Bryce Marking, Amber Cogbill 2. Trevor Holt 2. Victor Rangel, Antonio Groth 3. Kristen Robert Pippin IV, Matlock, Vanessa Tortolero 4. Chase Katelyn Singh Northrip, Brad Allen 5. Gary Shadduck, 3. Ryan Hucks, Justin McNeil UTV Pro Production Rick Coffman 4. 1. Jeffery Robertson, Trey Robertson Desiree Taylor, 2. Skip Fitch, Mike Barnhill 3. Eva Greg Taylor 5. Malabanan, Sean Malabanan UTV Pro Victor Diaz Stock 1. Jesse Melrose, Brian Kim Judd Neves. The man behind the camera. Thank you Judd! E www.ssormag.com - FEBRUARY 2022 - S&S OFF ROAD MAGAZINE 97

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