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Rumor: (09/15/04)
Pflueger Racing used air support to win Primm 300...
 

Response:
Unknown... You Decide... I've looked into this rumor and here's the facts...

1- All aircraft were required to stay above 500ft agl, this is a standard FAA requirement for sparsely populated areas and all pilots had been advised by SCORE officials to fly no lower than 500ft AGL or risk that team being disqualified...

2- Alan Pflueger has his second flat between the main pit and pit "B" and discovers his air jack isn't working and then after driving on the flat for several miles Alan comes upon Wayne Lugo who offers to loan him his jack to change the flat...

3- I'm working at the main pit and here that Troy Herbst is having a problem with the tranny and will be stopping at pit "C" to change transmissions... I contact other team members to advise of problems with both Herbst entries...

4- Receive a phone call from photog advising he observed Pflueger helo coming from vicinity of Jean airport crossing the course towards pit "C" and was going to investigate...

5- Photog advises another group of photogs what he observed and they advise they are in the area and see helo circling to land...

6- Two Photographers arrive at landing area near pit "C" and start shooting photos just as helo lands, and Pflueger Racings crew members appear upset and waves photogs off, as to imply no photos...

7- Spoke with John Hoffman @ Pflueger Racing and was told the following...
Quote: "Alan had a flat and then discovered the air jack was broken, we were luck to have Wayne Lugo loan Alan the use of his jack so he could change the tire prior to pit "B"..."

8- Quote:
"Alan choose not to stop at pit "B" because the race was so close, at this point in time he opted to race on to pit "C" where he made his pit stop"...

Summary...
In speaking with Paul, an official from SCORE, I was advised that it is possible the land a helo during the race so long as it's at least 1/4 mile away from track and it's not providing air support, such as the movement of crew members, parts or equipment from one place to another...

Given the facts involving this incident, it seems very suspect and possible some type of air support may of occurred, given the flight path of Pflueger's helo from the direction of the main pit and the timing of Alan's decision to skip a scheduled stop at pit "B" (where a helo can't land) only to stop @ pit "C" shortly after the landing of the helo I have some concerns... Since air jacks aren't a common pit truck item, did the helo return to the main pit to retrieve an air jack for Alan while he had the second flat... Remember he had two flats? Think about it, how did they manage to get a replacement air jack into the truck, because I seriously doubt they ran the remainder of the race without an air jack?
[Click here to view Helo Landing @ Chase Truck]

Pokey...

 
Rumor: (09/07/04)
Steve Sourapas is selling his Corona Trophy Truck...
 

Response:
False... Steve is not actively seeking a buyer for his high-power Trophy Truck, however, if the right offer is made, he may consider selling the truck... You will be able to see Steve in action during the Primm 300 racing with Brian Ickler in Class 1...

 
Rumor: (08/10/04)
Nissan is getting back into DesertRacing...
 

Response:
True... We have confirmed that Nissan and an anonymous DesertRacing team are working on a new Nissan Titan race vehicle... The details are being kept in our vault for now, once we are able to disclose more information, we will...

 
Rumor: (06/29/04)
Robby Gordon's #31 Trophy Truck will race the SCORE Primm 300...
 

Response:
False... Robby's #31 Trophy Truck will not be at the Primm event... The next off-road race Robby Gordon will be competing in is the SCORE Tecate Baja 1000, to be held in November...

 
Rumor: (05/10/04)
There is a new DVD for sale featuring Robby Gordon...
 

Response:
True... From the award winning producers of QUICKSAND,
Robby Gordon Unplugged shows you one of the most talented off road drivers of our time.
Click here to purchase the DVD for $21.95

 
Rumor: (04/22/04)
DesertRacing.com has moved to a new location...
 

Response:
True... DesertRacing.com has moved into a new shop in Lake Havasu City and has equipped it with all new equipment, including a 4' x 12' CNC plasma table...
The overall reasoning for this move is simply: "the boss wanted some new toys..."

 
Rumor: (04/08/04)
Robby Gordon will be competing in the 2004 Baja 500...
 

Response:
False... NASCAR will be racing in Dover the same weekend as the Baja 500...

 
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