1993 (930000) Official Souvenir Yearbook. Inside the U.S.H.R.A.
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~ NAME OF VEHICLE: Taurus C~lNER/DRIVER: Jack WiIlman Sr./Jack "Jackie" Jr. HOMETOWN: Granite Ciy, illinois ''=ARS IN COMPET!TION: 12 & 5 ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 2nd oioce-1992 -.SrRA/Comei Mcnster -ruck Racing Series 1 s°!ace - 1991 ,1SHRA/Camel Monster T rucr Rac -~ Series 2nd Plcce i 990 USHRA/Camel Monster Truck Rocng Series VEHIC:E: 1989 berry red GMC ENGINE Chevrolet/572 c ~ I 2CC ~p SPONSOR: Pennzoil Jack Willman, Jr., known os "Jackie" to friends and family, =: got his start in monster truck racing in1987. ;ock Winman, Sr. was one of the pioneers of monster trucks and has been involved since 1974. His son Jack, Jr., followed in his footsrecs -nd took the wheel in 1987. Says Jack, Jr., "I really enjoy driving monster trucks." In his short five-year coreer. Willman has been very success=. iighllghted by ++Inning the USHRA/Camel Monster Truck Racing Series in 1991. His ultimate goal, and one that would make him happiest, is to win back-to-back monster truck chamc cnships. This is a feat no one has ever accomplished. 'Winning back-to-back championships would let everyone know I am the top monster truck driver n the world," Willman said. ® 0 NAME OF VE- C,E: First Blood CWNER/DRIVER: Rob Fuchs HOMETOWN: Wocdstock'IIlinois 'EARS IN COMPETITION: 6 ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 1 st Place 1992 USHRA +Acrster?ruck Racing Series 8th Place .1991 USHRA/Carre Monster Truck Racing Series 6rh ncce-1990 USHRA/Camel Monster Truck Racrng Series VEHICLE: 199'~ red =crd-F350 ENGINE: -rcr-~ 542 rSPONSOR: P.umbc 3rothers, Accurate'c-7issc-s, Auto Meter Fuchs got storted in mcnster truck racing in 1986 wnen ^; -uck got too big c drive on the streets. "I srcrec gerting rco many tickets so I decided to build up the truck more and start monster truck racing,' soys Fuchs. "You get a feeling of weightlessness when you are behinc -e wheel of a monster truck. As the truck fails, you are pulled out of your seat and you know it will be a hard landing," explained Fuchs. One of Fuchs' most memorable moments in First Blood, was oeing the f irst ruooer tired monster truck to defeat Bigfoot Fast Trax. The other was capturing the 1992 USHRA Points title. A NAME OF VEHICLE: Invader OWNER/DRIVER: Ray Piorkowski/Dave Valleroy HOMETOWN: Florissant, Missouri YEARS IN COMPETITION: 9 ACCOMPUSHMENTS: 5th Place -1992 USHRA Monster Truck Racing Series 10th Place -1991 USHRA/Camel Monster Truck Racing Series 7th Place -1990 USHRA/Camel Monster Truck Racing Series [Evil Force) VEHICLE: 1990 Black, neon blue and green Ford MAKE AND SIZE OF ENGINE: Chevy 572 ci/1300 hp SPONSOR: Valvoline, Power Drive 8 Equipment, Wick Racing Products Piorkowski really loves the one-on-one competition of monster truck racing. He particularly enjoys going up against corporate-sponsored trucks. "I'm a privately owned and funded truck and I really enjoy beating them, especially Bigfoot," explained Piorkowski. His favorite memory in racing was beating Buffalo Tremor in the finals at Anaheim Stadium in 1991. When Piorkowski is not busy racing he operates his own business, Superior Towing.
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NAME OF `lEHICIE: Auto Value King Krunch OWNERi DR!VER: Scott Stephens HOMETOWN: Spring, Texas YEARS'iN C0mPE"'T'ON: 1 i ACCOMPUSHMENTS: ath Place .1990 TNT Monsrer "r_c< ~.ccmg Series 6 7rh P!ace .1989 TNT Monster Truck Racing Series MAKE OF vEHICIE~ 1992 blue, yellow and ,vhite ^~,,'C ENGINE: GMC; 468 ;'; ' 200 ho SPONSOR: Aub'Jc~ue ~arrs Stores Acme Painr 'rov+c: ;cas Versac^e- C're-cais, Aotc Performance HP Rcrrg Jclvoiine Stubbs Engine Rolling a monster truck is all port of being -, -,rlver, but It sull fee'is a bit strc^:e- `!o~ recdy cc, tI.r your 'oady. vau ~~,ust ge, a Inle sore,' said Stephens. "The only real hurt you feel is in your pocketbook.' Srepnens en;oys monster trucK racing oeco,se of the level of competition ~e _cTes uo ogains' cn me ~SHRA series and also because cf nis ongoing relations!rip with Auto'Value Parts stores. °If it wasn't for the great suppcc ke ^ove gcrfen from rhe people ar A_ :,o ue'arrs stcres, we Nouldn'n be aoie !o cont ~~~e ~irenclaily. ° NAME C_-'~:UFO ;<vER: Bob Fisher HOM: A=e^rsa.Ke^ ~e~,arsey E. ,~ ` _Cti°ETfTION: 5 MAKE " .. ~= -;,rd ENGItiE _ ~ ^6c SPO ~:C cz: Encires e^+r ^ oc Muffle,s lund Industries VP -. ce:..'es, _ ro 3ec C_ :. -s Birc°es Communication ~isner got his start in motorsoees N^e^ ne begon racing dune bugg~es c"Res c' c-e^ ':c_rg age. "e enioys gcr, ~=e.^c~oces ~^a meeting different peoole ,vri;e compering on the USHRA Menster 7ucK se, es. Fisher also loves comce~ :: _'ne c. ccvs r monser 'r,ce rotngg Irv f Fisher could do anything in fhe wor!d ~t weuid be to find some biege, scc^scrs are NC. o cve e run on the Camel serI e: c<es ;at o~ -ianey and time to be ccmoeririve enough 'a run on the Camel series and we are slcwiv building up to that level, savs =:~er. NAME OF VEHICLE: liquidator OWNERr DRIVER: Mike Wales HOMETOWN: Vineland, New Jersey YEARS IN COMPETITION: 2 MAKE OF VEHICLE: 1992 yellow Ford ENGINE: Ford/460 ci Wales has been involved with motorsports since he was 14 years old. He was the crew chief for Bob Fisher and the Liquidator Ford when it was first built. A couple of years later Fisher built UFO, so he needed a driver for liquidator. As a result of Fisher's new creation, Wales got his shot at becoming a monster truck driver. Wales' biggest competitor is the man he works for. "I enjoy beating Bob the most because he is the boss and I have the older equipment. It makes me feel good when I con beat my mentor," says Wales. Wales is very superstitious and refuses to wear green while he is rocing the liquidator. -I
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well as have a good'ruck 'he USHRA '^es the toughes: comce, , trucks in the world,° exploins Smozanek. motorsports full time. "I wcuid love to get a major sponsor so +c- couid coll motorsports my only career," sovs Smozenek. Smozanek really en;oys rhe JSHRA everts. "The US-RA eve- s -,re run very smoothly and are we.l crga- . zed. 1 reci~v enjoy their courses. You have to be on c: cve average driver as everyone, compete ogainsr them and beat them." Pezo continues to camoere !n monster ,ruck racing oeca:se .~ ne excltement and the adrenoline'iow -e eceives. -ave mode so many friends over the yeers ard it is good to see NAME OF VEHICLE: Predator 0'A \ER'DR!VER Allen Pezo -OMETOWN: Mlllington, Michigcn vE-iS N COMrETITION: 7 iE-iC.E: ',992 Chevrolet aearl'.v'.''e G~.ew4 h ".e.":''ipes ENG'aE 5'2r%t400hr; SPONSOR: Jim Konary Chevrolet ' alT~se Sosce- :-s North American 4x4 e we1rcest'ting that -os ever -apre.. c °e._ ,- ie driv rc a monster truck was when ~e ailec rhe truck three times in three -nontr;. ''he'csr rme it happeced so fast that I didn't know happenea. The orhe imes Nere slower and I just concerrrc'ea _n keep~ng my arms inside the trucr and bc_ed mvse r~cr the iandirg," explained Pezo. The weirdest thing to ever happen to Bendler while he was behind the wheel of a monster truck was the time he landed so hard that the steering wheel just crumbled in his hands, Bendler's most memorable moment in monster truck rocing was the time he defeated Bigfoot in side-byside racing in Pihsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1989. NAME OF VEHICiE: Tropical Thunder HOMETOWN: Jupiter Florida VEHIC! E: 1992 Whl:e and pink ;,hetircie, ENG'NE Rodec'K;'E-2 ci/2200 SPO'vSOR ChasSs E^gineering ~e-z. Percrmance Cene Jayco T rersT r'.rs "WNER/DRIVER: Ted Holdon/Wayne Smozanek `!EARS IN COMPETITION: 3 .;. e^c^?urc Verer Sunccc Rece =uel Smczenek is c mcrorsport fcra'ic. _:.id dc anyrhing in the wor'a it wcu d be -c ao NAME OF VEHICLE: Kodiak OWNER/DRIVER: Kerri & Mark Bendler HOMETOWN: New Berlin, Wisconsin YEARS IN COMPETITION: 8 VEHICLE: 1992 Chevrolet ENGINE: Chevy Big Block/S 12 ci SPONSOR: Lohman Color Co.,M & W Industrial, Trailmoster Products, Dexter Farm Equipment, Brookside Chevrolet, All World Transmission Bendler believes thal the USHRA has the toughest trucks to run against. "It is very competitive. The drivers know I can compete with them and on a good day I can beat any one of them," he said. aM t.L -/d/1 s
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I Here's cJr our chance L7raLv Digger fans. Become a member of our fan club. Here is vihat yDu v%itl recer'L°e; . Official membership card P 8:k 10 color photo signed by Dennis . Grave Oigger Stickers lnformatlon sheets on all Cra\,e Diggers o rL?ons ter Truck trading cards . Quar terlcd. upda te le t ters I I . All for only -56. SO a year , r---------------------------------------------------------------------~ ' ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ i ~ Check here for renewal, Quarterly update letters ~ you will receive: Grave Digger Fan Dub Patch ~ Please send your name and address along wi th check or money order to: 0 GRAVE DIGGER 4 X 4. Inc. N ~D P. D. Box z1 38 ~ Kill Devil Hills, NC 2794B ~ 919-441-1848 ---- ----------------------------------------------------------J
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USHRA/Camel Mud Racing Series 1992 FINAL POINT STANDINGS I'a P" Name: Paul Shafer Vehicle: "Mud Patrol" Hometown: Portage, Indiana 1992 Point Total: 1958 Name: Alvin Esh Vehicle: "Beef T Blue" Hometown: Intercourse, Pennsylvania 1992 Point Total: 1942 PLACE NAME n v ~ l l S~E'r ~~r ll, Name: Jeremy Finley Vehicle: "S-Kicker" Hometown: Boomesmill, Virginia 1992 Point Total: 1938 VEHICLE NAME 1992 POINTS 4th Matt Ward Mystic Warrior 1936 5th Tom Martin Super Trooper 1931 6th Tony Fiorot let's Boogie 1929 7th Melvin Brown Red Heat 1927 Ln m 8th Jeff Sterkin Devastation 1901 N kD 9th Ron Smith Gold Fever 1896 r v 10th Melvin Brown Blew Maxx 1858 iP co .
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- HOT "D i r--- ;. -00~v !lSHRA MUD ChAMPIONS 1992 Paul Shafer, Mud Patrol, USHRA/Camel Portage, Indiana 1991 Tom Martin, Super Trooper, USHRA/Camel Portage, Indiana 1990 Tom Martin, Mud Patrol, USHRA/Camel Portage, Indiana (Most points in a season - 2445 Points) 7989 Tom Martin, Mud Patrol, USHRA Portage, Indiana 1988 Tom Martin, Mud Patrol, USHRA Portage, Indiana Most Victories In A Season - Mystic Warrior 6 (Matt Ward), 1992 (first season record was kept) Fastest Run 80 ft. Track: Jeremy Finley, S-Kicker 1.658 November 14, 1992, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania t-+ J tD 1 I s I
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1. All vikles must weigh a minimum of 2450 pounds. This weigW"quirement includes the driver and the vehicle's fuel, water and oil. _ 2. All vehicles must have a minimum wheelbase of 80 inches and maximum of 140 inches. The mud pit is 80 feet in length and 30 inches deep. The pit is IinRl by boundary stakes. The vehicle's forward progress is measured from the point the racer went out of bounds. Beyond the finish line there is an eighty foot zone in which the vehicle must come to a camplete stop. Failure to stop before the end of the zone results in a disqualification of the vehicle. 3. 5. For safety reasons all vehicles must be equipped with ignition interrupters. These ignition interrupters are designed to shut off all systems that propel the vehicle. These switches .a~ytomatically are pulled when the vehicle has traveled a t *~ How MUD RACERS AtcuMUUATE PoiNTs certain length of the track. This is a safety precaution designed to prevent vehicles from crashing into a wall. 6. Winners are determined by the elapsed time or distance a racer went through the pit. Starting positions are determinec by a blind draw at the drivers meeting before the event. :. All drivers must wear an approved helmet and protective neck collar. '. All vehicles must have only one automotive type engine. ~+. Four-wheel drive vehicles only are permitted. 10. The maximum tire size is 44 inches. 11 . Chains, studs and dual tires are not permitted on qny vehicles. 12. Competitors are permitted to cuttheir tires to increase traction. SIDE BY SIDE ELIMINATION (This type of racing is done in domes and stadiums.) The Camel mud racing series is a season long (January - December) points championship that rewards the winner of the series with $10,000 from the R.J Reynolds Tobacco Company. The racers receive points based on their finishing position at the event, the points structure is as follows; 1 st - 100 points 6th - 94 points 2nd - 98 points 7th - 93 points 3rd - 97 points 8th - 92 points 4th - 96 points 9th - 91 points 5th - 95 points 10th - 90 points ......and so on. If a racer is disqualified (does not stop within the allotted 80 foot shut down area or goes off course) he/she will receive 50 points. The racers keep their best 20 events, which represents the points total for the season. 1 st - 110 points 2nd - 105 points 3rd-4th - 100 points 5th-8th - 95 points 9th-16th - 90 points DO's - 50 points 0
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I NAMEOFVE'-ICIE: Blew Maxx OWNER,DRIVER: Melvin Brown HOMETOWN Ewington, Ohio YEAR^- % CGCMPE''7ON: 13 ACCOMPLISHMENTS: i 0th place -1992 USHRA,'Comel `~ .a Rcc ng Series 10th Place -1991 USHRA/Come Mud Raung ~eries VEHICLE: 190' blue Jeeo ENGINE: BIcNr Rcdeck/5 i 0 c;/1400 hp SPONSOR: : 3', ~cdrlis F!oyds, Comp Cams Crone Brown got his start in motcrspcr; cock r -ne ~0s when he began dreg roa-c -e s-cr,ec ~,is career as a mud racer in the curdcor pits around his Ewington, Ohio home. Brown gets the most satisfaction ;~t ef tlefeeting Preston & Matl Ward. Trs. :-e c,e ,f --e few Fords on the circuit. The rNo of 'hem are the most competitive drivers on the circuit," says Brown. "I really enjo,v beatinc someone who is that competitive ° ~ /y _GGJ a NAV',E 0= Devastation CAtiER OR!VE.R: Jeff Sterkin ACCOM=_ . E N CC,MPETITION: 10 ~ .. c cce 1992 USHRA%Came', "'.. cc. ng Se ies VE^IC'.E .- ... ,ec Chevy Blozer 5-10 MA<: Small block Chevy/40E S4ol,v, K-IINE Industries Exc.:: v.k'es R? Racing Engines Sterkin got hooked on m,.c ~ac -c cre- see^g r ot a iocal stadium i -o~._ c.cr -re mud and It looked '-Re =.- :c out and bought a truck and began radng ' exploins Sterkin. Sterkin enjoys working ++,th c-e ;,eople ct rhe USHRA events. '-he S-R- °as sc,e i rhe best competition and 1 ie.e :cmcerlrg cgdinst the best," says Sterkin, Tom Mortin Is Sterkin's fiercest rival. AsKed,.vw Srerkin responded, 'Because he nas wc^ : i cse :r;.-olonships." NAME OF VEHICLE: Mystic Warrior C~tiNER; DRIVER: Preston Ward/Matt Ward HOMETOWN: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania "`_.ARS IN COMPETITION: 1 ACCOMPIISHMENTS: 4th place -1992 USHRA/Camel Mud Rccng Series 1992 Rookie season on the USHRA/Comel Mud Racing Series VEHICLE: 1932 white and lavender Ford Roadster ENGINE: Ford/525 ci/1500 hp SPONSOR: KCD Chassis, PSI Rev limiter's, Word & Thorne Excavating Word got interested in mud racing while watching his father race while he was growing up. "Mud racing was something I really wonted to do the first time I saw it," explained Word. Word is the mud racer to worry about in the upcoming season if his rookie season is any indication of what he is capable of, "Word is an up and coming superstar," states four time mud racing champion Tom Martin. Ward turned in a banner performance in his first full season on the USHRA/Comel Mud Racing Series by racking up six wins. 0 4
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4 / 0 NAME OF VEHICLE: Beef T Blue OWNER/DRIVER: Alvin Esh HOMETOWN: Intercourse, Pennsylvanic YEARS IN COMPETITION: 7 ACCOMPIISHMENTS: 2nd place -1992 '.SHRA/Camei Mud Racing Series 1992 USHRA/Camel Mud Racing Series "Rookie of the Year' VEHICLE: 1991 blue Chevy S-10 ENGINE: Rodeck/512 ci/1700 ha SPONSOR: KiIby Chassis, Attitude Rccr_ r,tercourse Automotive 4x4 Esh really enjoys running with the USHRA. "Their events are iery organlzed. You know exactly what time you will race and they have a great pay out if you win the event," say Esh. "The competition with the USHRA is very intense and you have !o have your stuff together to compete. The crowds they draw, are fantastic!" Esh goes by the nickname "Big Al." He was tagged with the nome by a couple of friends a few years back. Paul Shafer is one of Esh's fiercest rivals. "He's the guy to beat. He's leading the points race, ' expicins Esh. "The Mystic Warrior and 'Natl Ward ore also tough to beat. He runs the only Ford in the series and he is the driver of the future." ® ® ® M ® NAME OF VEHICLE: Red Heat OWNER/DRIVER: Melvin Brown HOMETOWN: Ewington, Ohio YEARS IN COMPETITION: 13 ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 7th place -1992 USHRA; Comel Mud Racing Series 7th Place-1991 USHRA/Comel Mud Racing Series 4th Ploce-' 990 USHRA/Ccmel Mud Racing Series VEHICIE 1990 red Rear Engine Dragsrer ENGINE. Chevy/497a/1400 hp SPONSOR: B & T, Dodrills, Floyds, Como Cc-ns Crane Brown is the only mud racer on the Camel Mud Racing cirait to dr ve !wo mud racers at the same event. "R nnl,ng two vehicles helps me out in terms of having !wo chances to find the right line," explains Brown. "!t gets quite expensive if I crash or break something." Brown's most memorable moment in motorsports was when both of his vehicles mode it into the "shoot out" in two of three events at the Nassau Coliseum in 1992, NAME OF VEHICLE: Bad Habit OWNER/DRIVER: Byron Tinkey HOMETOWN: Iowa City, Iowa YEARS IN COMPETITION: 13 ACCOMPUSHMENTS: 5th Place -1991 USHRA/Camel Mud Racing Series 8th Place -1990 USHRA/Camel Mud Racing Series 9th Place -1989 USHRA/Comel Mud Racing Series VEHICIE: 1932 blue Chevy Coupe ENGINE: Chevrolet/482 ci/1300 hp SPONSOR: Hawkeye Weld, Fountain Transmission, Byron Tinkey Construction Tinkey loves the competitiveness the USHRA has to offer. "AII the drivers on the USHRA/Camel Mud Racing Series are the best in the world,' said Tinkey, "and they are great guys too. Some of the mud racers are my best friends.' "Winning all three races at Niagara Falls in 1992 hod to be the highlight of my 13 year career!" exclaimed Tinkey. When Tinkey was asked why he continues to compete he exp'oined it this way, "I ask myself that a lot. I guess it is because I have been doing it for so long it becomes second nature. I love to race and love to tinker with the motors."