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OFF ROAD MAY 2021 - VOL 39, NO. 8

MAGAZINE

FEATURES

COMPETITION

Remembering a couple of very special off road moms

62 | SCFTA Flat Track

08 | Sherri's Turn

Round 3 of the 2021 SCFTA season in Perris CA

10 | Dirtbits Mint 400 adds official Military Vehicle class for 2021

14 | ASA News Official news from the American Sand Association

16 | Warfighter Made & The Manx Club Honor An American Hero Remembering Bruce Meyers at the veterans Adrenaline Therapy day

22 | Bike Shop

69 | AMA District 38 Speed Limit 100

A box for every motorcycle

Desert racing at the Superstition OHV Area presented by I-8 Dez Racers

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

82 | Motion Pro 300

26 | SDJC Ladies' Run

Desert racing in Ridgecrest CA presented by SNORE Racing

San Diego Jeep Club hosts a run just for women

90 | Great American Short Course

32 | Friends of Oceano Dunes

New series steps up to fill the gap left by the Lucas Oil series closing down in 2020

First lawsuit filed to protect access to the Oceano Dunes

34 | Off Road Moms

Making the off road adventure extra special for their families

54 | Blast from the Past Remembering the 1973 BAJA 500

56 | 4x4 Coach

Four Wheeling for seniors

58 | Peppersauce UTV Fun Run Exploring Arizona with UTV Off Road Adventures

96 | Dr. DeForest's Off Road Health Tips Sciatica pain treatment suggestions

97-99 | Classifieds

COVER (Top) Matthew Ziomek from Kingman AZ finished first Class 1500 Unlimited Sportsman at the SNORE Motion Pro 300. Photo by RNR Photos. (Bottom) AJ Motta finished 11th overall in Race 3 and second Open Amateur at the AMA District 38 Speed Limit 100 desert race in March. Photo by Judd Neves CONTENTS Jayden St. Clair encourages #1665 Raul Solano who finished 10th in Class 1600 at the SNORE Motion Pro 300. Photo by RNR Photos

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This column originally appeared in May 2017. We're reprinting it here in honor of Mother's Day and in memory of two special moms: Juanita Noah (1934-2019) and Norma Giles (1942-2017).

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ld Folks Homes. That's what they used to call them when I was a kid. By "they" I mean my grandparents. And my parents. Long before "they" were old enough to be considered old folks. My grandparents would likely still use that phrase if they were around. And my parents? Well only my mom is left and she lives in one of those places her parents would have called an old folks home. She just doesn't know what it's called. Or what I'm called for that matter.

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But she's always happy. And almost always smiling. And for that we can thank the awesome caregivers and staff at the assisted living facility, that place that once might have been called the old folks home. I sadly have to admit I never gave much thought to the people who reside in facilities for the elderly. But that's all changed. For the past few years I've given it a lot of thought. Juanita and Norma are two friends who met in a care facility. You wouldn't know it to look at these two ladies, but in their earlier lives they both played important roles in the off road industry. Norma and her late husband Bob, were the owners of Dirty Bob's, a buggy shop in Glamis, for over two decades. Norma is also the mother-in-law of Nicole Gilles, the Executive Director of the American Sand Association, the land use organization that leads the fight to keep the dunes open for off road enthusiasts. Nicole recently shared with me some interesting info about her off road mom-inlaw: "Norma and Dirty Bob started visiting Glamis in 1968 and every trip they made out there became a longer and longer stay. Eventually, they decided to move there from Hemet in January of 1971 and start their business, Dirty Bob's Buggy Boutique. Norma worked the counter, taking care of

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customers and also ordered all of the parts. They operated their business in Glamis until 1992. Norma had a 3-Wheeler ATC 90 that she would ride but preferred to ride with Dirty Bob in his six-seater buggy. Bob Jr. (my husband) was born into the industry and was 6 years old when they moved to Glamis. Being that they lived in Glamis year-round, my Bob's playground growing up was the Glamis Sand Dunes." And Juanita? Oh, she would have loved to ride an off road motorcycle. That was her dream many decades ago. But it proved to be an impossible dream, as she didn't have the skill or quite enough courage to get the bike moving faster than 1-2 mph. Thankfully another dream of her's did come to fruition and that was to start up a typesetting service when she was in her 50's. Back in the stone-age, before computers. She needed help running that business and once I was trained to help her it was only a matter of time before the guy-inthe-garage and I realized that with the typesetting equipment available to use, our idea to start an off road publication to help promote some local racing could really happen. To look at Juanita and Norma now, you wouldn't know they were once instrumental in running or contributing to off road businesses. They look like two happy


Off Road Moms: Juanita and Norma elderly ladies content to live in a care home, along with the hundred or so other residents. But take a look around the dining room. You'll see veterans and school teachers and athletes and tradesmen. You just may not recognize them for who and what they once were. It's an easy thing to look at an old person and not give them any thought. They're old. They've been old so long they're probably used to being old. Why is it so easy to forget that once they were our age? Once they had a life

beyond being cared for in a facility for the elderly. Once they may have accomplished things we could only dream of. Once they had dreams and goals of their own. There was a time their lives were quite possibly not much different than our own. And one day our lives could just possibly be similar to their's now. Any one of those reasons gives us good cause to take a second look at the elderly who need care. An extra second to stop and visit. To stop and listen. To stop and encourage. One day it just might be you or me who needs that kind word and listening ear. And if and when that day comes it would be a great accomplishment for any of us to handle that time of life as graciously as our off road moms Juanita and Norma. Thank you ladies for being our moms and for continuing to be an inspiriation to us all. E

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Dirtbits The Mint 400 Announces Official “Military Vehicle” Class for 2021

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he Great American Off-Road Race™ announced that they are officially launching an all-new dedicated Military Vehicle Class in time for the 2021 Mint 400, this December 1st - 5th in Las Vegas, Nevada. The class will allow manufacturers and owners of historic and modern military vehicles to compete and showcase their vehicle platforms in front of tens of thousands of off-road race fans and enthusiasts, and live to the world via the Mint 400 LiveStream. The creation of the new class comes as Mint 400 owners Matt and Josh Martelli and the Mint 400 Event Director Kilian Hamlin begin planning the second annual Mint 400 Military Challenge, which raised over $100,000 in financial support for veterans and activeduty military in its first year. “Willys-Overland delivered the prototype Jeep (dubbed the Quad) to the U.S. Army in November of 1940. One could argue that was really the birth of the off-road movement. Within thirty years we were racing down in Baja (1967) and at the Mint (1968), and since then there has been remarkable growth in military vehicle technology. Most of us will never get to see these amazing machines up close, let alone in action - but The Mint 400 is the perfect proving ground to showcase these vehicles, which are used by our military to defend our freedom,” stated Mint 400 Co-Owner and CEO, Matt Martelli. Last year, several military vehicles competed at The Mint 400 as part of the Military Challenge including Green Berets with the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) who raced their General Dynamics Ground Mobility Vehicle 1.1s, and the Warfighter Made organization who entered their Flyer 22 Vintage Military Light Strike Vehicle (LSV) manufactured 10

by Flyer Defense and a 1988 AM General M998 High Mobility Multi Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) aka Humvee. However, their entries came very close to race week and before a full rule set could be structured for the 2020 event. The new class structure will help solidify its place at the storied race, and the Martelli brothers and Mint 400 Technical Director Bill Savage are now working on class rules. “Last year, and one of the highlights was seeing a fully loaded GMV leave the startline in combat ready condition! What we realized in that moment was these guys aren’t interested in taking parade laps - they want to race! So we’re investing some more time into structuring the class rules to let them go toe to toe out there this December,” stated Mint 400 Co-Owner and COO, Josh Martelli. “There are some fantastic US military vehicle makers out there including GM Defense, Flyer Defense, Oshkosh, AM General, and Polaris Defense, and we want them all to get involved with this class!” "The Mint 400’s hundred-mile multi-lap race format lends itself well to challenging the Military Class vehicle platform, and no other off-road event in America offers as much in-person and digital brand exposure in the sport," furthered Martelli. Companies looking to get involved in the new Mint 400 Military Class should

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contact Mint 400 CEO Matt Martelli (matt@themint400.com). More information on the new class will be released in the coming months.

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developed a new battery terminal distribution block that allows multiple easy electrical connections for accessories. Most OHV enthusiasts have lots of extra electronics in their vehicle from lights, winches, radios, navigation systems, etc.. and likely know all too well that these connections at the battery get a bit tricky and messy. These power distribution blocks are a simple solution to a messy problem. Connect these to your battery terminals and they will give you 3 top connection points for large gauge wire and one smaller side connection point for smaller gauge wire, on both the Negative and Positive terminals. One order includes a pair (one Negative and one Positive) of aluminum terminal blocks with hardware. These can be ordered from the Rugged Rocks website at: www.ruggedrocksoffroad.com/powerdistribution-terminal-blocks-by-ruggedrocks.html More DirtBits Ahead


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Richard Petty and Petty’s Garage Announce Partnership with RubiTrux ichard Petty and Petty’s Garage

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announce a unique partnership with one of the leading names in off-road vehicles, RubiTrux of Boone, North Carolina. RubiTrux will exclusively offer Petty’s Garage mild, medium, and wild engines for new Jeep Wranglers and Gladiators. Petty’s Garage is a high-performance speed shop founded by Richard Petty in 2008 and still family-owned as an expansion of his competitive career and

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ambition to find ways to continue to win on and off the track. "Richard Petty and Petty’s Garage are excited about our partnership with RubiTrux, offering Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator drivers the outstanding quality and higher performance they expect from Petty’s Garage custom engines," said Stephen Moffitt, Vice President of Petty’s Garage. The partnership between Richard Petty, Petty’s Garage, and RubiTrux bring together one of the winningest names in auto racing with one of the top names in custom Jeep Wranglers and Gladiators. Both companies are recognized leaders around the world for outstanding automotive quality and performance. “RubiTrux is honored to be chosen as an exclusive partner with Richard Petty and Petty’s Garage,” said Jesse Robertson, President and General Manager of

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RubiTrux. "No name in racing is more respected than Richard Petty, and we're proud to bring the engine packages developed by Petty's Garage to Jeep and Gladiator enthusiasts around the world." These custom Petty’s Garage engine packages give Jeep Wranglers and Gladiators the performance that separates them from the crowd of other custom options. After over a year of testing, this announcement comes to market as Jeep announces the factory 392 HEMI in Jeep Wranglers. While the Gladiator does not currently offer a factory HEMI option, RubiTrux has years of experience converting Gladiators to OEM HEMI power or higher performance engine options.

About Richard Petty & Petty’s Garage

Richard Petty, known as the “King of NASCAR," is the winningest driver in NASCAR history with 200 trips to victory lane during his career. In Randleman, North Carolina, Petty's Garage occupies the legendary state-of-the-art Petty facility that rolled out winning stock cars for more than 70 years. Petty’s Garage's goal is to deliver superior vehicles and performance parts that provide the ultimate driving experience, allowing performance enthusiasts around the world to "take home the horsepower." For more information visit, https://pettys-garage.com/

About RubiTrux

RubiTrux, located in Boone, North Carolina, specializes in Jeep conversions with no project too small or too large. For over 20 years, RubiTrux customized and lifted Wranglers built to customers’ specifications and are proud to offer upgrades to the newest models in the Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator off-road lines. With more than 350 HEMI swaps completed in Wranglers and Gladiators for customers worldwide since 2015, quality engine and performance modifications are what set RubiTrux apart from other Jeep customization and specialty shops around the country. For more information and to see images of RubiTrux conversions, visit https://www.RubiTrux.com/ E


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NEWS "UNITE, INFORM AND MOBILIZE"

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. duties, and any and all inquiries can be directed to his email address: bryanh@ asasand.org.

ASA Files Suits on behalf of Oceano hrough a collaboration with

T Nicole Giles with her daughter Claire and husband Bob. Nicole served as Executive Director of the ASA for over 10 years. She and her family are avid dune enthusiasts. Bob grew up in Glamis, as his parent were owners of Dirty Bobs.

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Ecologic Partners, Inc. (Ecologic) and Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), the American Sand Association (ASA), has filed suit against the California Coastal Commission (CCC) to oppose all efforts to shut-down motorized off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (ODSVRA). ASA and SEMA are joined in these efforts by other Ecologic members: Off Road Business Association (ORBA) and District 37 Competition American Motorcyclist Association (AMA District 37).

Oceano History

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the sand dune OHV community as Executive Director, Nicole Gilles has resigned from the American Sand Association (ASA) as of April 19, 2021. The board wishes to recognize the efforts and leadership of Nicole during her tenure and wishes her the best of luck in her future endeavors. In order to continue and build upon the 20 year legacy of success of the ASA, the board is actively seeking an experienced leader to take on the role of Executive Director In the interim, board president Bryan Henry will assume the 14

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and signed into law by the Governor. It had the support of local environmental communities including the Sierra Club and Native Plant Society. With their help, areas of significant environmental concern were identified, and management prescriptions were implemented. As new environmental concerns were asserted over the years, The California Department of Parks and Recreation (State Parks) has worked diligently to identify the best science and best response. This has led to protection levels acceptable to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Dust Levels

Recently, an issue was raised concerning dust levels in the surrounding communities, especially the Nipomo Mesa. In spite of a lawsuit finding that the studies used by the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District were unreliable, State Parks was required to implement dust mitigation efforts and visitor use reductions at ODSVRA. Additional data collected during the nearly year-long closure of the


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park due to the COVID-19 pandemic has shown that (OHV) use has virtually no impact on the amount of dust in neighboring areas.

Economic Benefits

The ODSVRA is a major economic driver for the Central Coast, with an annual impact of $243 million. Now, in a move calculated to eliminate preferred coastal access for 2.2 million annual visitors, CCC has voted to essentially eliminate OHV recreation within three years. By ignoring the efficacy of State Parks’ management, as well as sound scientific evidence, members of Ecologic and SEMA were left with no choice but to proceed with litigation. Ecologic and SEMA are represented in the litigation by the law firm of Gatzke Dillon & Balance LLP. Lead counsel will be David Hubbard, a respected land-use attorney, whose work has led to victories in the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area (ISDRA aka “Glamis”), Ocotillo Wells State Vehicle Recreation Area (OWSVRA) and other riding areas. Over the last several years, he has closely followed the legal and regulatory environment at Oceano Dunes. He is well-positioned to lead the charge moving forward. Members of Ecologic have worked extensively with Mr. Hubbard on countless land-use projects over the years. His concise analysis, legal acumen, and pragmatic approach have contributed greatly to the parties’ many successes.

ASA History

ASA has a long history of being involved in sand dunes and general off-road management issues, recently celebrating 20 years as one of the leading organizations for OHV advocacy. ASA has always supported the best available science, proactive resource management, common sense law enforcement, and extensive visitor education. In addition, ASA has been at the forefront of legal actions to return public lands to public use. The recent victory to reopen 40,000 acres of OHV riding areas in ISDRA is just one example of such leadership. ASA is excited to see the growing support for the direction we are headed via our partners in Ecologic and will continue to advocate on behalf of OHV access to public lands. For more information on ASA and its efforts to support access to public lands, please visit our website at www.americansandassociation. org or follow us on Facebook and Instagram. E

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Warfighter Made & the Manx Club honor By Mike Shatynski aka Admiral Mike

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WFM’s President Rob Blanton and Chairman Mike Shatynski present a framed copy of the Mexican 1000 photo to Winnie Meyers after it was signed by all the veterans The veterans of Warfighter Made hosted the Manx Club at Wrecked Fence Off Road Park in Anza Valley last month for a heartfelt tribute to Bruce Meyers. Bruce Meyers, best known as the inventor of the Meyers Manx dune buggy, was a US Navy veteran who served courageously aboard the aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill during World War II. Bruce had joined the Warfighters as their Honorary Board member after meeting and celebrating with the veterans at the NORRA awards party after their win in the Vintage Military Vehicle class at the 2018 Mexican 1000 The BFG-sponsored Adrenaline Therapy Saturday, normally a fun-filled day

in the dirt for veterans and their families, became something much more for a few Gary Haugley presents the last Bruce Meyers-signature minutes that Saturday. Manx rim produced from USA Wheels to Winnie Meyers. The Warfighters USA Made! and the Manx Club members ripped a fast lap around the track. provided their own off-road version of a Bruce’s wife, Winnie, and a sideline full of memorial service to one of their own. veterans, Manx Club members, and family While “Amazing Grace” played celebrated trackside. over the loudspeakers, the President of The balance of the day was spent the Manx Club, Mike Dario, led a lowenjoying good company in the pits when speed procession of 3 new Manx buggies not out on the track. When they weren’t and Warfighter Made’s Humvee around driving Warfighter Made’s Polaris UTV’s, the dirt track. Once the solemn lap was the veterans and their families enjoyed completed, Mike and the other Manx Club fast laps in the co-driver seat of the Manx buggies. According to Mike Dario, two of the Manx buggies were heading back into the garage for final preps before entering the 2021 Mexican 1000. Bruce Meyers raced his first Manx buggy down the Baja peninsula in 1967 and, 54 years later, these “next generation” Manx buggies were heading south of the border to carry on Bruce’s amazing legacy.

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WFM President Rob Blanton (Center) welcomes Manx Club President Mike Dario (Left) to Adrenaline Therapy Saturday

The Warfighter Made HMMWV takes a tribute lap

The green Manx stages, ready for a fun lap. Richard Cushman, the Club Treasurer, is owner/driver.

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Bike Shop By Clutch Roberts

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o matter what kind of motorcycle you have, if you have one, you probably have a box to go with it.

Only. I tried them, but liked the stock pegs better. I don't know how I came upon another stock rear brake pedal. I have an HL500, a TT500 engine in a special frame. There are lots of engine parts in those boxes, including a copper head gasket, oil filters, stock clutch and valve springs and wheel spacers. I removed the stock steel wheel spacers and made aluminum spacers on the lathe where I work. Stiff valve springs and racing cam let

it run high and hard, but the stock springs are still usable. Spare points and condenser made obsolete by the electronic ignition. My DR650 gets two boxes, as a lot of work has been done on that bike. This is a bike that is decent at everything and great at nothing. Still, I love riding it and have a box of extras to prove it. One tooth larger and smaller countershaft sprockets. Stock gearing is best overall. Handguards that have seen a lot of action, passenger grab handles, spare levers, baggie of jets, oil filters and a stock carb. There is a stock oil drain plug, kept after installing one with a magnet. Something all my boxes have in common is old petcocks. While the stock ones have value, old ones are prone to leaking. All my bikes are to be ridden. Even the ones that haven't run in years I hope to fix and ride again soon. I keep stock parts in case I should ever sell the bike to a collector, but drip free is best for me.

To me, one of the joys of buying a used motorcycle is taking possession of "the box." What's inside the box? Extra stuff for the bike. Could be the stock parts after upgrades were installed. I take a quick look then put the box in my truck. No sense in letting the seller back pedal. I've bought a lot of used bikes, so I've taken possession of a lot of boxes. I've found parts for bikes that weren't part of the deal, tools, even a gun clip. I've found both garbage and rare, expensive parts. I bought a 1968 Honda Z50 for a couple hundred dollars 20 years ago. He said it came with a CT70 top end and I believed him as there was a stock 50cc cylinder, piston and head in the box. I always ask for the box. If he says there is no box, I will ask three more times. If a bike doesn't come with a box, no worries, as I will start one of my own. My Maico Magnum box has some brake shoes, gaskets, a petcock, a new primary chain, a brake pedal Got your own motorcycle boxes at home? Maybe more than and some foot pegs. The pegs one? Share your photos on Instagram and tag us @ssormag #ssormag #motorcyclebox came as a gift from Maico

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to camp next to vaulted

e are closely watching and

Carnegie is "just outside the

restrooms with fire rings

participating with three bills

City of Livermore," when

and tables. ABDSP

this year in the California

it is about 10 miles away.

neighbor Cleveland

legislature and all three went to committees

They said visitation is down

National Forest charges

recently.

at Carnegie when Parks tells

$7 per 24 hour period

us it is up. Beth Wurzberg

for camping and they

to the Assembly Appropriations committee

of Native Plant Society said

offer sites with vaulted

and passed, so it will be going to the

"OHV would sever wildlife

toilets and fire rings.

general Assembly for a vote. This is the bill

corridors, do irreparable

Why is ABDSP so

that says if your state does not recognize

damage and it would be

substantially higher?

California off-road vehicle registrations,

impossible to protect natural

I called the park and

then California does not recognize that

resources." I have toured

said I wanted to submit

state's registrations.

the area and was shown that

comments on their

a few trails would be put

proposal and was told

Our lobby coalition bill, AB232, went

SB227, the red sticker bill, passed out

of the Senate Transportation committee

in the three-square mile area and that all

my comment would be forwarded. It is

12-2. This is the bill that will allow

natural and cultural resources have been

likely that given the Covid Virus's effect

racing motorcycles that do not have clean

catalogued and would be protected.

on the State's finances, the State is asking

emissions to continue to be raced and practiced on public land.

Anza Borrego Camping Fees

The bill we strongly oppose, SB799,

Anza Borrego Desert State Park

agencies to find ways to increase revenue. At our last SDORC meeting, we asked State Senator Brian Jones staffer, John

passed out of the Senate Natural Resources

published a survey recently asking about

Mendez, to look into the extremely short

and Water committee. This is the bill that

camping in the park and tossing out the

survey period. A couple days later we

would direct State Parks to sell the land

idea that they would charge a $20 per

heard that the survey will be available for a

previously purchased to expand Carnegie

night fee to camp near one of four vaulted

longer period of time.

SVRA. Not only does it direct the sale of

restrooms in the park. I have several

the property, it has it being sold for much

problems with this.

Desert Cleanup

less than we paid for it.

to be out for one week. Second, they did

ORV Club to host a desert cleanup by

bill and Diana Mead spoke very well in

not also accept comments. Third they

Superstition Mountain on March 20th. We

opposing. People from the Sierra Club and

propose to charge substantially more

filled about half of a 40 yard dumpster.

Native Plant Society spoke and I heard

than other nearby areas. McCain Valley

We also picked up about half a five gallon

borders ABDSP and charges $6 per night

bucket with nails and screws. We found a

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First, they only allowed the survey

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he San Diego Jeep Club generally holds a women’s run once a year to encourage women to wheel. Since there had not been a women’s run since 2018, SDJC decided to pull out all the stops and make up for lost time. This year’s ladies’ run was going to be bigger and better than ever.

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ies' Run As with any event, a good deal of planning and preparation occurs behind the scenes. There is of course trail selection, pre-running, and ensuring support for just about anything to happen on the trail. The trail this year ran through parts of Red Canyon Jeep Trail, Bradshaw Canyon,

Meccacopia Trail, and Box Canyon. This combination of trails was picked for the diverse scenery, a mix of different terrains, as well as to challenge driver skills. The trail route travels around the Orocopia Mountains, once used as a training ground for Apollo Astronaut

Training Crews. The astronauts used the area for geological training. The ladies’ run was led by trail boss Jessi Puffenbarger, mid gunner Dona Rose, and Tail Gunner was Kimberly Caldwell. Runs of course could not take place without the support of the Board and Black Ops Crew. As a

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team, these key people make decisions behind-the-scenes decisions to ensure that everyone remains safe as well as make it off the trail. The first part of the trail was an easy scenic drive following washes alongside the sandy hills and mountains on Meccacopia Jeep Trail. There was only one tight area, but we easily traversed this section with no difficulties. There are several offshoots to this trail and I highly recommend exploring. Dispersed camping is permitted in this area and there are several spots that are off the beaten path. Traveling down the trail we encountered a mechanical issue. We stopped to work on the vehicle ensuring that no one would be left on the trail. After much deliberation, it was decided that we would tow the vehicle to Box Canyon Area where the vehicle could reach the pavement and be towed. This would become our lunch spot. A wide28

open area with views of the Cottonwood Mountains. After lunch, some of the group split off to take the vehicle back to the pavement, while the rest of us began the sandy journey to the powerline road to turn onto Red Canyon Jeep Trail, my favorite part of the day! Red Canyon Jeep trail has diverse terrain. There are sandy washes to meander through, loose gravel sections, and some rocky climbs culminating with scenic views from the crest of the mountains overlooking the Orocopia Mountain Wilderness far below. While traversing the crests of the mountains, we sent ahead a scout to ensure that the trail was clear until the turn onto Bradshaw Trail. This served two purposes, one to warn anyone coming from the opposite direction that we had a large group coming down the mountain peaks, but most importantly with so few pull off

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areas in this section of trail for passing, it ensured that we could pass through it quickly so others can enjoy the spectacular views. As I heard later, this section was the most challenging for some of the drivers due to the heights that we were driving and steep drop-offs in sections. After negotiating the summits we made our way back to the base of the mountain and continued the Jeep train onto the Bradshaw trail. Today’s Bradshaw Trail was once known as Road to La Paz or Gold Road. In 1862, William Bradshaw established this long trail that connected gold routes. While we only traversed a small section of this trail, the rich history was evident. The trail travels through sandy washes and along cliffsides. One side of the trail skirts along the side of the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range. There are signs to mark the

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border to ensure you do not cross into this area. There is a possibility of unexploded ordinances so it is not an area to hike or explore. After about four miles the trail intersects with the abandoned Eagle Mountain Railroad Trestle. Over the years there has been talk of the trestle being demolished, but I am always happy to see it still standing every time I come down this trail. The Eagle Mountain Railroad built the trestle and tracks in 1947-1948 to haul ore from the Eagle Mountain Mine to the mainline of the Southern Pacific Railroad. The Eagle Mountain Railroad was one of the longest rail line construction projects of the century. It also was the 30

perfect spot for a short break and a photo to commemorate the day and congratulate the ladies on all that they had accomplished on the trail. With the sun setting, we made our way off the trail taking a scenic route passing alongside the Coachella Canal. Construction of this canal began in the early 1930s but was put on hold for World War II. After the war, construction was resumed and water began flowing through these waterways in the late 1940s. There are also fish stocked in the canal to keep the water healthy and prevent water loss due to aquatic vegetation. Channel Catfish and carp are the most common fish found.

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Making our way back to the pavement, we reached our final destination at our starting spot, the North Shore Beach and Yacht Club. It was wonderful to hear all the ladies’ experiences and perspectives on the day as they aired up to begin the drive home. Some thought the summits were scary, some had never driven in the sand, and for some, this was their first time driving on trails. It was wonderful to see the confidence and pride that was achieved. To all the ladies that drove, pushed out of their comfort zone, or just tried something new, we are so proud of you! E

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BY Jim suty www.oceanodunes.org

Friends of OCEANO DUNES files first lawsuit to protect access to the Oceano Dunes

riends of Oceano Dunes (Friends), filed their latest lawsuit on April 12th in the never-ending battle to save the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA). The Friends lawsuit focuses on California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) violations where the California Coastal Commission (CCC) misled the public to believe that off-road vehicle use and camping would still be permitted at the Oceano Dunes and the existing park entrances would remain open. Then the CCC changed the process over the last few weeks and they substituted prior plans with bans on off-roading and camping, as well as the closure of the Pier Avenue entrance, without holding any formal hearing on the matter. The Friends lawsuit states, “The Coastal Commissions 'bait and switch' created great confusion among the public, other governmental entities and agencies, elected officials, and several of the Coastal Commissioners themselves,” according to the lawsuit. “State Parks, caught totally off guard, reacted like a deer in the headlights.” Friends attorney, Tom Roth, is a well respected land use attorney specializing in California coastal matters and sent a strongly worded letter to the CCC prior

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Friends president, Jim Suty, has made it clear that “Friends is in it to win it” and we are prepared to file more lawsuits. Friends asks that you go to their website at oceanodunes.org and donate to their legal efforts. In addition, Friends is asking people to contact their representatives and government officials to urge them to not close the Oceano Dunes SVRA. Friends of Oceano Dunes is a 501(C)(3) California not-forprofit corporation expressly created in 2001 to preserve camping and off-highway vehicle recreation at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicle Recreation Area (ODSVRA). Friends is a grass roots volunteer organization which represents approximately 28,000 members and users of the Oceano Dunes SVRA. https://www.paypal.com/donate? www.oceanodunes.org E

The California Coastal Commission misled the public to believe that off-road vehicle use and camping would still be permitted at the Oceano Dunes and the existing park entrances would remain open.

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years, and where the use predated even the creation of the Coastal Commission.” Friends has been battling the CCC for twenty years, and our attorney Tom Roth has been victorious in many legal battles over his 17 years with Friends. Tom has successfully led efforts to delist the California Brown Pelican, and has won court victories for Friends against the CCC, California State Parks, California Air Resources Board, the Air Pollution Control District and the United States Fish and Wildlife Services to name a few.

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OFF ROAD MOMS My wife , Autumn, teaching our 4-year-old son Nico to ride without training wheels. They’re just behind Slash X Ranch - James Vallecorsa, Upland CA 34 34

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Manina comes to lots of our races. She says, "Go, Tyler, Go!" and "Nice Race!" - Tyler Wade, age 7, Litchfield Park AZ

I’ve been racing off-road buggies for approximately 25 years. We practically live in the desert. This picture is from Laughlin when I was racing my husband’s Class 1 car and it broke on the last lap while we were leading the race. My husband Josh Daniel also races and our son Baron loves off roading. - Day Daniel, Bonsall CA

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I have been an off-road mom since my babe was born 7 years ago! We started my son Parker riding when he was 2 years old and now he’s about to be 8! I myself have been riding for 20 year and I am so proud to have my children grow up in the off-roading world! The desert is definitely our happy place! - Melissa Treat, Cypress CA

Bomma cheers me on and says "Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!" - Kyle Wade, age 5, Litchfield Park AZ

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This is my fiance, Heather Steer from Carlsbad, CA. When we met I never would have imagined she would be into dirt bikes and camping. Turns out she rode an Italjet 50 then a CR80 as a kid. She was excited to get involved and even introduce her daughters, Talia and Sienna to the sport. We upgraded our toy hauler and added more dirt bikes and quads to our fleet. We camp at Ocotillo Wells with my boys, Dylan and Logen and are living the off road dream again. - Andrew Siminoff, Santee CA

This is Karissa Veenstra. She’s the ultimate off road mom. She just had her fourth child last month. In between taking care of her babies and being on edge when her husband is racing his trophy truck she puts in tons of time working on and racing her Class 9 car. She’s been working with her two older girls on getting them to drive and co-drive. She also is into off road photography and loves going to races even when she’s not on the track herself. - Brent Veenstra, Grand Terrace CA

Grandma, Momma and Brookelyn, three generations out enjoying the desert about 30 miles south of Blythe CA, near the Colorado River. - Bryan Jacobson, Placentia CA

Plaster City, Superstition, Glamis, Ocotillo Wells no matter what desert Shannon and Cindy go to they are out riding with the kids and cooking delicious food.

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My name is Brett Berker and my mom is a the best! Her name is Shaeley Franks and she’s born and raised in Brawley, CA. She used to race motorcycles! She encourages me by always making sure everything’s ready, washing my race suit, taking pictures and lining up my sponsorships. She basically does everything for me except driving and I love her for that!

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Jan Gremillion at the Hammers in Johnson Valley, California. This is my husband Pat Gremillion’s Bronco. We are the owners of Pull Pal foldable land anchor in Carbondale CO.

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Here is my wife of 30 years having some fun in the desert near Calico in the Barstow area. She has been riding dirt bikes since before we were even married back in her homestate of Minnesota along with snowmobiles. She loves getting out on the desert trails and feeling one with her bike and the freedom it gives her. She’s a former Gold Medalist competing at the Moto Olympics hosted by (RUTS) Racers Under the Son out of SoCal. She’s a mother of two adult kids who also ride as well and the Co-Owner of Cornerstone Insurance Agency of Anaheim (714-490-0500) and here for all your Insurance needs. - Bob Massari, Anaheim CA

Here is my mom Lisa Pope with at least 42 years of desert support with me . She still gets out in the buggy to be with us and the grandkids. Photo by Judd Neves at Plaster City - Doug Pope, El Cajon CA

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My mom Jennifer Morton grew up in the off road community, has ridden dirt bikes and driven cars her entire life and is an off road mom. My mom has done motocross and enduro races, the Baja 1000, Vegas to Reno, the NORRA Mexican 1000 multiple times, and many other races on her bike and her 1600 class single seat race car. This is my mom at the finish line of the NORRA Mexican 1000 rally after she won the pro limited class on a motorcycle (she came back the next year and finished in a car too). My mom has always supported my efforts in off road from when I was learning how to ride a dirt bike, to racing at the expert level and now in my pursuit of downhill mountain biking as a professional. My mom is always there to help negotiate with sponsors, plan road trips to races, and even help me pack for a weekend away. - Grant Morton, Escondido CA

This is my Mom, Jessi Puffenbarger. She is a great role model and an amazing mother. She not only loves Rock Crawling and learning new things within off-roading, but she also gives back by teaching new Jeepers recovery classes and helping on trail clean ups to keep the trails open for future generations like my brother and I. She encourages me to set goals and follow my dreams like she did when she competed in the Rebelle Rally. I have so many great off road memories with my mom of all the awesome places we have explored. Can't wait to see what she does next. - Alex Puffenbarger, San Diego CA

Mother Heather Majcherek and daughter Cara Elizabeth Majcherek celebrating a great day at the track with banana splits, Corona CA

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Pre 1989. My mom Elaine with me and my dad Larry with the 9 car he built in the back yard. Those were the days! - Miles Wyatt, Yuma AZ Driving Mid Gunner during SDJC Ladies Run with my son Jeremiah as my copilot. March 2021 - Dona Bruening, Oceanside CA

Always out riding loving the fun times. Jodi Krohn from Moreno Valley CA with Erin Krohn behind her.

My son and I having fun in Imperial Sand Dunes - Chelsea Youngs, San Diego CA MORE OFF ROAD MOMS AHEAD

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My wife, Angel, has always supported mine and my son’s off-road loving life as well as enjoys off-roading herself. She plans on someday entering a girls race and we can’t wait to support her! We enjoy off-roading in Plaster City! - Gabe Alvarez, Spring Valley CA

We definitely love the outdoors and our off road toys! - Erica Grams, Apple Valley CA 44

Mom of one baby rider, Sierra, age 1.5 year old. Been going to the desert my entire life, can’t wait to watch my little tearing it up on her bike just like Mom. - Gabrielle Pivonka, Lakeside CA

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Mother Debbie Matthews with daughter Heather Majcherek hugging on the starting line at the WMN Racing Womens Motocross International Glen Helen raceway. Daughter won :-) Devore CA

Lorelei Morse likes to adventure ride with family while on vacation. She also enjoys attending off road racing events.- Dave Morse, Jurupa Valley CA

Johanna Pope on her 1983 Honda 200x and Savannah Pope on her 1970s Honda 90 at Glamis - Doug Pope, El Cajon CA

Mom to Hannah & Ben. I love my little Moto Mom. Shown here on her 1972 CZ125 - Marty Eisen, Tarzana CA

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My name is Latrel Mossburg. I work at The Swamp Off Road Park in Chipley, Florida. I love wheeling my 95 Jeep YJ every chance I get and often hit other off road parks too. Our park is often involved in charity work because we understand its important to give back.

Happy Mother’s Day to my amazing mom Lori Warehime! Your love and support has made me the person I am today! I love you! - Kera Berry, Santee CA 46

My wife Gina with our daughters Lilirose and Lauren. She feeds us, takes care of us and makes our off road life fun! - Jason Bishop, La Mesa CA

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I would like to recognize all the hard working, dedicated Moms of Motocross. I have been a “Moto Mom” for a few years, and I will cherish the past memories, as well as the many adventures yet to come. There are many Moto Moms out there, you all know who you are…..#66, #82, #50, #51, #49, #129, #661, #13…. the list goes on and on. These moms stand at the starting gates with water and an umbrella for their rider's shade, or on the sidelines holding all of the extra things needed. We cheer for the victories and worry about the crashes. We are the first to scream and shout, all while hoping and praying for a safe race. We are the moms who sit at practices or the gyms, who run the bike to mechanics for repairs, who make sure there is food and water between races, make sure the entries are all done correctly and the transponders charged. We clean the gear, and the riding clothes, as well as the helmets. We have washed bikes and polished bikes, and many of us have replaced parts or repaired bikes. Moto Moms are a strong group who are always willing to jump in and help others when needed. We have all shared stories and laughs and even cried at times. And after all of this, I would never want to change from being a Moto Mom! Happy Mothers Day to all of the mothers who have kids that ride dirt bikes! - Sandie Contreras, Wildomar CA (Kids in photo are Christian and Viviana Contreras)

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I very much support my son’s love of off road with his SXS and bike and this is me with my purple Jeep - Tammy McBirnie, Riverside CA

This is my beautiful wife Miriam Aguirre. She is an off road mom and we love her. She takes care of our disabled baby Parker. We love you Miriam! Parker and Miriam share the same birthday, May 8th - Sean Aguirre, Perris CA

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Grandmother Debbie Matthews with granddaughter Cara Elizabeth Majcherek. Grandma is teaching Cara proper cornering technique. Next is elbow up and foot out, Lucas Oil Park, Perris CA. Cara is the 4th generation of women riders, 3rd gen racers. Heather Majcherek is the 3rd generation, Debbie Matthews is the 2nd gen and Marilyn Lutz is the 1st generation. Heather Majcherek, Corona CA

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My mother Jaime Skaggs with me at the races. She is a big supporter of my racing efforts. - Dylan Skaggs, Litchfield Park AZ

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This is my wonderful wife. Her name is Venessa Falk. She began going to the desert when we started dating almost 20 years ago. She currently drives a Razor and has been extremely supportive of my love for off-roading. We now have 3 kids ages 8, 11, and 13 who all ride. She is always "in the rear with the gear" and packs plenty of food and drinks for everyone. I can't express enough how much I love this lady. - Sven Falk, Lakeside CA

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Sarah Stewart (the redhead), mom to 6 boys between 4-18 years. She races with the DP4 series in Production Turbo, finished 18th of 45 in class at the last race in March. Co-driver is Juddi Lin. - Tyler Stewart, Las Vegas NV

Tiffni Sutton watching while her son Tanner #51 races AZOP round 2 in Blythe CA

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Our Mom loves riding with her family! We live in the Antelope Valley of California and have lots of awesome places to ride in the high desert! She rides just as hard as the rest of us! She has been riding since she was young, and is a great rider! She loves to be challenged, but also plays it safe! We are so glad she loves to play in the dirt! - Preston & Parker White E

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Blast from the Past Photos by Trackside Photo www.tracksidephoto.com

An unusual entrant was th 240Z entered by Brock Ra El Segundo CA, driven by P and John Morton. It had h problems early on in the ra DNF’ed.

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Harry Quint and Dave Lucas (co-driver) come up a small hill near the coast at the 1973 Baja 500. Quint was from Whittier, Calif. He leads a couple buggies, one of which is a VW thing, driven by Ted Mangels and Bob Ewing from El Segundo, Calif.

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Four Wheeling for Seniors

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our-wheeling is truly a family affair. Participants are highly encouraged to bring spouses, children, grandchildren, even grandparents along for the ride. And while driving off-road requires certain skills, there are no age limits. As long as the person can competently maneuver a vehicle over the chosen course, he or she is free to hit the trails. There are inherent risks in the hobby, along with others found while outdoors. Some of these risks have a greater effect on older drivers.

into the scorching sun. A routine tire changing can become an ordeal for an older person. A typical 4WD wheel (tire and rim) can weigh up to 70 or more pounds. Some older folks will find it difficult to heft a wheel on or off the vehicle spare tire carrier. The human body naturally loses muscle and becomes less flexible as we age. Of course being older and smarter we use levers and pulley instead. Also, people tend to get really focused when engaged in a task. It’s easy to overlook pain, fatigue and other warning

desert, you’re looking at 115 to 120 degrees. That’s some serious heat. (And don’t start on that “But it’s only dry heat!” hooey. Trust me: anything above 100 degrees is hot. And dangerous.) In addition to the heat, the outdoors offers a host of other hazards. You need to watch for dangerous insects, cactus and animals, even rocks or ruts to trip over. Falling down is a major cause of injury for older adults.

How to mitigate these 4WD hazards

The first step is a self-assessment. Start with your overall state of mind and body. Do you feel healthy and willing to go on that trip? If you’re just not up for it, don’t go. Similarly, if it’s a long and strenuous adventure, and you haven’t taken such a trip in a year or more, consider a shorter drive. At the same time, be honest with yourself. As an older person, you just don’t have the strength and stamina you once did. You can still go off road. Just consider easier routes from now on. Develop a stretching – and, possibly strengthening Some hazards Tires are the number one problem on backroads and trails encountered while – regimen. This is good for four-wheeling signs. Not wanting to lose driving time, the body overall and can help you while Let’s say you have a flat tire. It’s a hot they push themselves. In the process they four-wheeling. Consult with a medical day, and you’ve been driving for a while. fail to take breaks, stay hydrated, or get out professional for your particular needs. Take You step out of the air-conditioned vehicle of the sun. It’s all go, go, go. a break every few hours. That right leg The result can be disastrous. Heat needs a break from the constant throttle is bad enough; heat stroke and heat modulation. exhaustion are real hazards. The wild Always travel with others. I’ve said swing in temperature experienced when this countless times over the years. You stepping outside the vehicle puts stress on should never go four-wheeling alone. the body. Factor in an advanced age and That’s especially true for an older person. possible underlying health issues, and the You could get stuck, trapped in a rollover, person is in real danger. or suffer a medical emergency, to name just Death Valley is a good example of a a few possibilities. hot location (record worldwide high of 131 Another passenger or driver can help degrees). In the high desert, temperatures you in a bind. That includes routine issues Deciding who is young enough to like flat tires, simple breakdowns and can hit 100 to 105 degrees. In the low

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spotting. Plus, a four-wheeling adventure is more enjoyable with others around. Another person can act as a health monitor (a spouse has a vested interest in this job). That person can remind you when to www.sdiracing.com 714-464-2050 | eclikshocks.com take breaks, grab some water, or get in the shade. You have Use power tools whenever to be particularly careful in hot possible. A batteryenvironments and high altitudes. powered impact wrench, Install a larger remote for example, would be a big speaker, for your two-way radio help for someone struggling so you don’t miss any cautions to remove bolts, lug nuts, about an upcoming obstacle. and such. Wear gloves and long Finally, maintain proper sleeve shirts when engaged in hygiene. Pack sufficient activities outside the vehicle. As quantities of soap, water, you grow older skin loses tone, hand sanitizer and other oil, and fatty tissue underneath cleaning supplies. Make skin so it bruises and tears easily. sure everyone washes It is also why you feel the cold thoroughly after using There is bound to be a repair at some point during the trip. the restroom and before more. Watch for natural hazards. Hand the young guy the tools. preparing or eating food. including hantavirus, which is spread by Those include bugs, plants Four-wheeling isn’t just mouse droppings. and wild animals. Diseases are present, for young people. Older folks can enjoy the hobby, too. They just need to take some extra precautions before and during the trip. Don’t let Father Time keep you from enjoying the great outdoors. 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 2021, Badlands Off-Road Adventures, Inc E

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The Peppersauce guys Lemmon. San Manuel, AZ became the housing hub for copper mining for this area and the home of an in-town smelter i n 1953 . Now it's a place for snowbirds, retirees, older homes, restaurants, camping and the now super popular sport of UTV off-road adventures. Peppersauce Motorsports & Rentals is a big shop in this

beautiful desert views and secrets this place has to offer. If you are in the area be sure to stop in and say hello, check out their store and sign up for an adventure. This UTV event was held March 26-28, 2021 for a funfilled weekend of excitement. Starting the weekend off right for a Friday night fun ride this year with remarkable cloud filled skies that threatened for some weather. Instead we were blessed with an amazing backdrop of storm clouds filled with whip lights galore. The weather remained beautiful and we all truly enjoyed the night ride with friends new and old. There is just

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something about UTV lights at night that excites the soul. Especially when you are surrounded by the beauty of the Sonoran desert. This Miner's night ride included a lot of small rolling hills and washes with canyons hugging you. Amazing! Saturday and Sunday are the longest rides including the Peppersauce Wash Loop and the Lemon Peel Loop. Both rides are 50+ miles and are filled with excitement. The rides boasted beautiful views, cave exploration, twisting and winding wash trails, saguaro forests, brides of wood and concrete, and even a large tunnel to drive through. Pack your snacks and your lunches, there is always plenty of opportunity when you stop. The stops are typically in a shaded area with enough room for your dogs, people, and kiddos to play, stretch and explore. Saturday night festivities continue with vendors such as Baja Racing Gear and CST Tires on board for all of your communication and tire needs. Grab a poker card from a vendor and see what hand you will end up with. The Poker is played throughout the Saturday rides and everyone has a blast trying their hand. Become cornhole


King and Queen in the Saturday night cornhole tournament. Win prizes from awesome sponsors who provide everything

from shirts, hats, light whips, tires, radios, speakers, coolers and much much more! Simply share your stories and enjoy the Saturday night fun amongst friends and meet plenty of new ones every time. Breakfast, lunch and dinner were provided by Tortillas Mi Pueblito and it was truly amazing! The tortillas are HUGE and perfectly tasty to boot! Find them in Mammoth, AZ and see for yourself. The burritos are awesome and are jam packed with flavor and goodness. The planning and execution for these events could not be made possible without the many volunteers, sponsors

and people who work tirelessly to make sure each experience is new, different and full of fun. A special thanks to the town of San Manuel and the guys at Peppersauce Motorsports for their hospitality and allowing us all to enjoy this incredible weekend. Adventure awaits at every turn in Arizona and UTV Offroad Adventures will help you find the experience you are after. For information for ALL Arizona upcoming UTV events visit UTVOFFROADADVENTURES. COM. Check out our Facebook pages and YouTube page for pictures, videos and to see what everyone has to say! E

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Flat Track In memory of #419 Ray Lopez who passed away suddenly April 13, 2021. Ray leaves behind his wife Lori, son Michael and his girlfriend Jade, son Lee and his wife Michelle, sister-in-law Nancy Ashworth, mother Rose Lopez and sisters Peggy Totten and Virginia Hooper as well as a host of flat track and motocross friends who will miss him greatly. Preceded in death by his father Charlie Lopez and sister Helen Venegas.

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#66 Robbie Crean 1st place Bomber class, #89 Danny Perkins 2nd place Bomber class and #37 Joe Steffen 3rd place Bomber class The SCFTA racing group lost another long-time racer April 15, 2021, #86 Allen Girdler, who at 83 years of age raced up until a few weeks before his death. Allen was a well known automotive and motorcycle journalist and former editor of Cycle World and Road & Track magazine. He will be missed greatly as he was a fixture in the Premier 70+ class for many years.

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50 2 Stk Beg 1. Thomas Chavira 2. Ben Eikelberger 65cc 2 Stk Beg 1. Nixon Alvis 50cc Open 1. Bryce Eikelberger 2. Thomas Chavira 3. Ben Eikelberger 65 Open 1. Nixon Alvis 50cc 4 Stk Beg 1. Cameron Neelings 2. Bryce Eikelberger III 3. Owen Ferris 85cc 4 Stk Nov 1. Jasper Heathfield 85cc 4 Stk Am 1. Kensei Matsudaira 85cc 2 Stk Nov 1. Jasper Heathfield 85cc 2 Stk Am 1. Kensei Matsudaira 2. Colin Petton 85cc Open 1. Kensei Matsudaira 2. Colin Petton 3. Jasper Heathfield Super Senior +60 Exp 1. James Morris 2. Royal Adderson 3. Joe Steffen 4. Elliott Iverson 5. John Clayton Vets +35 Am/Nov 1. Mike Diffenbaugh 2. Stace Richmond 3. Adam Lesley 4. Joseph Boyd 5. Brent Kobe Madd Dog Mens 4 Stroke 100cc 1. Conner Hickerson 2. Tiger Clark 3. Jaycee Jones 4. Sierra Hickerson 5. Daniel Iha Senior Vets +50 Exp 1. Jon Nunez 2. Mike Vital 3. Sam Cover 4. Sierra Hickerson 5. Daniel Iha Premier Senior 1. Wayne Warrington 2. Harry Hammer Framer Exp 1. Travis Petton Frarmer Am/Nov 1. Neal Haetman 2. Kyle Ferris 3. Michael Diffenbaugh 4. Jaycee Jones 5. Geneva Howes Pull Starts 1. Dan Brown 2. Conner Hickerson 3. Sierra Hickerson 4. Daltin Collie 5. Dan Shaw Super Senior +60 Am/Nov 1. Neal Hartman 2. Jim Speer 3. Patrick Hayes 4. Gary Lane 5. Paul Claybaugh Vet +35 Exp 1. Jon Nunes 2. Ryan Reed 3. Sam

Cover 4. John Clayton III Senior Vets +50 Am/Nov A Division 1. Helder Alvernaz 2. Stace Richmond 3. Mike Diffenbaugh 4. Mark Norman 5. Adam Lesley Senior Vets + 50 Am/Nov B Division 1. Steele Friedrich 2. Joey Crabtree 3. Joe Steffen 4. Cole Norman 5. Jim Bandelin Open Unclassified 1. Daltin Collie 2. Stace Richmond 3. Michael Resendez 4. Alex Termiotis 5. Joshua Lesley Open Exp 1. Travis Petton 2. Tyler Raggio 3. Ryan Reed 4. Joe Kidd 5. Kyle Ferris

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James Ott 1st place Pro class

Cameron Neelings 1st place 50cc 4 Stroke Beginner

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Justin Wilson flying up and over the knoll in race four. Justin and partner David Wison finished 8th overall, first Open Am in the Team Race. Danny Fenton, wide open, Husqvarna crossed up coming down off Hot NutZ Knoll. He keeps the throttle on, and the bike straightened right up. Teaming with his brother Dale, the pair finished fifth overall, first Open Expert. 68 68

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Jake Hickman, third ATV Novice

Haley Barnhill, Women Expert class

Chris Avalos, first ATV Expert

Ramiro Mercado Jr, second ATV Novice

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Mike Fermoile, fifth overall Race 1 TOP TEN OVERALL RACE 1 1. Justin Morgan 2. Robert Youngs 3. Joe Saelens 4. Christopher Brooks 5. Mike Fermoile 6. Dustin Slade 7. Henry Daly 8. Jason Cogbill 9. Eric Carnes 10. Pete Andrassy TOP TEN OVERALL RACE 2 1. Chris Avalos 2. Danny Magdaleno 3. Ismael Hernandez 4. Christopher Peatross 5. Casey Lizaola 6. Luis Dukes 7. Ramiro Mercado Jr. 8. Jake Hickman 9. Eric Hartell 10. Anthony Demars TOP TEN OVERALL RACE 3 1. Justin Morgan 2. Kole Parker 3. Joshua Sharp 4. Chad Goodsell 5. Noah Clevenger 6. Daniel Fenton 7. Donald Stanley 8. Cooper Shira 9. Justin Wilson 10. Salvador Paniagua

Noah McBroom, first 200 Novice

TOP TEN OVERALL TEAM RACE 1. Robert Youngs, Justin Morgan 2. Chad Goodsell, Evan Estrada 3. Tyler Sarver, Lance Goodsell 4. Cooper Shira, Noah Clevenger 5. Daniel Fenton, Dale Fenton 6. AJ Motta, Mike Fermoile 7. Chris Avalos, Danny Magdaleno 8. Justin Wilson, David Wilson 9. Dustin Slade, Henry Daly 10. Andrew Hendrix, Lucas Howard CLASS RESULTS

Vet Exp 1. Justin Morgan 2. Robert Youngs 3. Joe Saelens 4. Christopher Brooks 5. Mike Fermoile Vet Am 1. Eric Burnworth 2. David Valley 3. Devin Thornton Vet Nov 1. Andy Pappas 2. Evan Kleen Sup Sen Exp 1. Jason

Cogbill 2. Eric Carnes 3. Pete Andrassy 4. Robbie Pippin 5. Steve Fenton Sup Sen Am 1. Robert Feinstein 2. Zac Shira Sup Sen Nov 1. David Doyle 2. John Shireling Sen Am 1. Courtney Ludwin 2. Darin Smith 3. Davin Brigman Sen Nov 1. Richard Ham 2. Donnie Durfee 3. Justin McNeil 4. Joseph Moore 5. Mike Kent Master Exp 1. Mark Zela 2. John Moreno Jr. Wom Am 1. Desiree Bates Wom Nov 1. Liz Karcz 2. Kristin Baxter ATV Exp 1. Chris Avalos 2. Danny Magdaleno 3. Ismael Hernandez 4. Christopher Peatross 5. Donald Franc ATV Am 1. Spencer Butts ATV Nov 1. Luis Dukes 2. Ramiro Mercado Jr. 3. Jake Hickman 4. Jesus Diaz 5. Jacob Lizaola ATV Vet Am 1. Casey Lizaola 2. Anthony Demars

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Evan Estrada teamed with #139X Chad Goodsell and finished first 250 Expert

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#327K Casey Lisaola followed by #123Q Ismael Hernandez. Casey finished 1st ATV Vet Amateur and Ismael was third ATV Vet Expert and third overall in the ATV race.

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www.factoryresole.com www.ceetracing.com ATV Vet Nov 1. Steve Kerchner ATV Sen Exp 1. Eric Hartell ATV Wom Am 1. Sandy Flores ATV Wom Nov 1. Lili Rodriguez 2. Chyrisma Isom 3. Jessica Engen Open Exp 1. Justin Morgan 2. Kole Parker 3. Joshua Sharp 4. Daniel Fenton 5. Donald Stanley Open Am 1. Justin Wilson 2. AJ Motta 3. Jack Hahn 4. Anthony Biondo 5. Thomas Eidam Open Nov 1. Cole Herbrandson 2. Kyle Litwin 3. Eric Flores 4. Alex Zermeno 5. Mando Silva 250 Exp 1. Chad Goodsell 250 Am 1. Noah Clevenger 2. Cooper Shira 3. Andrew Henddrix 250 Nov 1. Salvador Paniagua 2. Hunter Alvarez 3. Luke Howard 200 Nov 1. Noah McBroom 2. Conner Belew TEAM RACE Vet Exp 1. Robert Youngs, Justin Morgan 2. Dustin Slade, Henry Daly Open Exp 1. Daniel Fenton, Dale Fenton 2. AJ Motta, Mike Fermoile 3. Donald Stanley, Tanner Arestad 4. Kole Parker Open Am 1. Justin Wilson, David Wilson 2. Wesley Atherton, Colden McGarvie 3. Anthony Biondo, Brendan Hinkle Open Nov 1. Cole Herbrandson, Jett Lewis 2. Eric Flores, Alex Zermeno 3. Kyle Vinson, Brandon Smith 250 Exp 1. Chad Goodsell, Evan Estrada 2. Tyler Sarver, Lance Goodsell 250 Am 1. Cooper Shira, Noah Clevenger 2. Andrew Hendrix, Lucas Howard 250 Nov 1. Christian Shira Vet Exp 1. Joe Saelens, Tim Saelens Vet Am 1. David Valley Vet Nov 1. Evan Kleen Sen Exp 1. Courtney Ludwin, Davin Brigman 2. Kyle Hearold Andy Vance Sen Am 1. Temo Beltran, Ryan Middleton Sen Nov 1. Michael Kent, Shane Hook Sup Sen Exp 1. Robbie Pippin, Eric Carnes 2. Jason Cogbill 3. Pete Andrassy 4. Jack Northcutt, Steve Fenton 5. Bill Hinkle, Jim Rizzo Sup

Sen Am 1. Robert Feinstein, Zac Shira Sup Sen Nov 1. David Doyle Master Exp 1. Mark Zela Wom Nov 1. Brittany Freeman, Brittany Brooks 2. Kristin Baxter, Jasmine Jennings ATV Exp 1. Chris Avalos, Danny Magdaleno 2. Ismael Hernandez, Zachary Hayward 3. Alejandro Calzada, Donald Franc 4. Lilia Rodriguez, Christopher Peatross ATV Am 1. Spencer Butts, Frankie Becerra ATV Nov 1. Luis Dukes, Jake Hickman 2. Jacob Lizaola, Ramiro Mercado Jr. 3. Mathew Toledo, Jonathan Toledo ATV Vet Exp 1. Aljandro Calzada, Donald Franc ATV Vet Am 1. Casey Lizaola, Tony De Mars ATV Sen Exp 1. Eric Hartell ATV Wom Am 1. Sandy Flores, Jennifer Shuart ATV Wom Nov 1. Chyrisma Isom 2. Jessica Engen, Michelle Bealo "Loco" Luke Howard teamed with #177X Andrew Hendrix for second 250 Amateur Continued next page

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Sandy Flores, first ATV Women Amateur with Jennifer Shuart in the Team Race

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Joe Saelens, first Vet Expert with Tim Saelens in the Team Race

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#123 Christopher Peatross, fourth ATV Expert and #8M Jason Cogbill, first Super Senior Expert

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Pete Andrassy, third Super Senior Expert, on the back side of the Superstions dealing with rocks, canyons and steep hills

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Cooper Shira, second 250 Amateur

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Angie Mitchell, second Class 1900 SXS Pro Limited

Sammy Ehrenberg, second Class 12

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Ehrenberg UNLIMITED TRUCK 1. James Dean 2. Will Staats CLASS 5-1600 1. Mark Winston 2. Eric Garcia CLASS 1600 1. Timothy Craig 2. Mike Cole 3. Doug Imhof 4. Cole Hardin 5. Jennifer Morton CLASS 4400 ULTRA 4 1. Brian Hays CLASS 6100 1. Nathan Martino 2. Mike Frye 3. Taylor Grabow 4. Joseph Lombardo 5. Blaze Nunley


CLASS 6000 TROPHY LITE 1. Cole Sziauko CLASS 9 1. Nathan Vizzo 2. Parker Nelson 3. Kyle Zirkus CLASS 11 STOCK BUG 1. James Hayward 2 Donna Passante CLASS 1900 SXS PRO LIMITED 1. Doug Maclachlan 2. Angie Mitchell 3. Devan Lyman CLASS 1900 SXS PRO UNLIMITED 1. Gabe Frye CLASS 1450 SPORTSMAN 1. Brett Magnussen CLASS 2000 1. Jim Hayford CLASS 1300 LIMITED SPORTSMAN 1. Cole Brandt CLASS 1500 UNLIMITED SPORTSMAN 1. Matthew Ziomek

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James Hayward, from Erie CO, first Class 11 Stock Bug

Donna Passante out of Scottdale AZ, second Class 11 Stock Bug

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Colton Gubler, second Class 10 Nicolas May, fifth Class 10

Wayne Lugo out of Bakersfield CA racing in Unlimited Trucks

Scott Bassett, seventh Class 10 86

Chad Cummings, first Class 12

Michael Pascarella out of Ridgecrest CA in Class 1900 SXS Pro Limited

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Steve Nottoli from San Diego in Class 1900 SXS Pro Limited

Jacob Davidson, Class 9

Kyle Zirkus, third Class 9

Matthew Ziomek, first Class 1500 Unlimited Sportsman

James Dean, first Unlimited Truck

Jim Hayford, first Class 2000

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Blaze Nunley, fifth Class 6100

Jennifer Morton, fifth Class 1600

Justin Buckley, third Class 10 88

Fred Hatch, sixth Class 6100

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Lorenzo Bonacci, seventh So Cal Fleet Services Pro Buggy main arlier this year veteran short course the LOORRS short course series on race series director Lee Perfect the West Coast, leaving families with and race promoter Dave Cole of no place to race. The partnership Hammerking Productions announced between Perfect and Cole is designed the exciting formation of a new series, as a strategic path forward with the Great American Short Course (GAS) goal to not merely keep short course powered by OPTIMA Batteries. racing alive, but to successfully grow to The unexpected events of 2020 new heights. GAS will be starting out led to the unfortunate shutdown of with four events on existing and well-

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known short course tracks near major metropolitan centers. Perfect’s team is comprised of many who have experience launching a short course series, paired with the talented group at Hammerking Promotions who built the legendary King of the Hammers event and highly successful ULTRA4 Series. “This is an incredible opportunity,” explained Perfect. “We plan to take a fresh look at short course racing in the West and learn from each other to build something sustainable, safe, and fun for everyone from the grassroots racers to the pros.” GAS is working to fine tune existing rules based on feedback from racers, keep familiar classes for both the regional and national level racers to allow them to utilize their existing vehicles, and add new twists to be announced soon. Hammerking Productions is known for unmatched video and live streaming production capabilities as demonstated at King of the Hammers. The same proven production team will provide a top-


www.electrotechcoatings.com notch live streaming package to keep fans and sponsors engaged whether they are able to attend open spectator events or not. “We learned from King of the Hammers that it’s better to have your fans be able to actively participate at the events than just sit there watching, and we aim to provide that opportunity here,” explained Dave Cole. “We have been working hard behind the scenes and are excited about this new chance to freshen up short course racing in the West! And a major plus is having a company like OPTIMA Batteries, who has also successfully developed many very popular events, is going to offer the series some unique opportunities for collaboration and cross promotion in the future,” noted Perfect. To keep up with the latest series developments, see www. greatamericanshortcourse.com.

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ello Off- Road Readers! Hope that this information as posted below will help you and or your friends and family. With full credits to Dr Steven Read "Most Effective Form of Discrelated Sciatica" and my own additional comments as posted below.

Chiropractic - Most Effective Form of Disc-related Sciatica

Dr. Steven Read Back pain is one of the most common problems most of us face on a day-today basis. Its reason, however, may be one amongst several possibilities, such as sciatica with disc protrusion, muscle strain, spinal stenosis, spine arthritis, to name a few. Acute back pain and sciatica can be one of the most common reasons that can cause you months of sleepless nights due to a lower back pain, pain in buttocks and in some parts of your feet. The most frustrating aspect of the pain due to sciatica is that there are no silver bullets that guarantee a quick relief from the set of symptoms collectively known as sciatica. Thankfully, chiropractic care has been seen as an effective way of the pain management and a successful way for relief from the acute back pain and sciatica with disc protrusion. According to a study published in Spine Journal in year 2006, chiropractic treatment is a successful method for reducing and eliminating the acute lower back pain resulted due to sciatica. It has been proved as a result of a random double-blind clinical trial on a set of more than one hundred patients experiencing severe pain and had disc 96

protrusions. The trial was conducted on two groups of patients; one who received real chiropractic care by doctors of chiropractic at a frequency of 5 days per week. On the second group, the technique known as simulated manipulations was performed in order to conclude a clear comparison between both the groups. Evidently, the sciatica patients who received the real chiropractic care by experienced chiropractors had a faster rate of improvement and relief than those who were treated with simulated manipulations. In terms of exact resultant figures, nearly 55% of the patients receiving chiropractic care were relieved of radiating pain as compared to the 20% patients from the other group receiving the simulated manipulations. Also, 28% of the patients receiving care from chiropractors were free from the local pain as opposed to the 6% of those who received the simulated manipulations. This not only proved that chiropractic care has been effective in pain management, it also was free from the side effects of drugs. The conclusion of this study was that chiropractic care is much more effective in the treatment of sciatica patients than the simulated manipulations or other techniques of sciatica treatment. The biggest issue is that these treatments used by many chiropractors are just underutilized in general. People are sent for pain killing drugs first by most of the medical doctors. Then maybe to physical therapy and 6 to 8 weeks of hoping the drugs will make the symptoms and pain go away. It's just covering it up. Then next if PT fails is often surgery. No mention or referral for a trial of chiropractic treatments in 90% of cases. Really too bad. It's a disservice to the patient at best, as "by hand" chiropractic adjustments can take the pressure off the disc, the joint surfaces and the nerves. This

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is treating the CAUSE of the symptoms. Not just covering it up with addictive and deadly pain-killing drugs. Real, by hand, chiropractic adjustments, when possible are always the best route. Other chiropractic techniques can also be effective such as: Lumbar Flexion Traction for Sciatic conditions (pain, numbness, tingling down legs, can go all the way to feet and toes when severe) and EMS, Electrical Muscle Stimulation, but not TENS units, (Trans-Electrical Neuro-stimulator) that is just an electrical pain blocker). Dr. Gary DeForest is a San Diego based Chiropractor of 36 years in practice with his clinic in Mission Valley. He is always happy to talk to you concerning any health issues. He can be reached at 619-2912462, clinic. Or e-mail at deforest192@ yahoo.com or Yelp.com.E


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