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SCORE Season Opener


(come back each day: Thu/21, Fri/22, Sat/23, Sun/24)

Donahoe Racing Trophy Truck on Contingency Row

Hero Of The Day: Kreg Donahoe

"I Came, I Raced, I Conquered"

"The Human Highlight Film (Trophy Truck)"


mid-air "correction"


Donahoe Racing Trophy Truck on the WARPATH: nasty landing off the main jump
(in engineering terms: "Conservation of Angular Momentum")

Kreg Donahoe on a "world-domination" mission: like there's NO tomorrow...

Kreg Donahoe's '99 "Out of Control Tour": WE WANT THE WORLD, AND WE WANT IT... *NOW*..

Kreg Donahoe comin' at 'ya: Agile, Mobile, Hostile..

Dude, check out Class 1 Ryan Arciero's "move" (Kreg's buddy) off the main jump..

Pass Of The Day: Ryan Arciero/Bob Gordon

"No FEAR, Baby.."

"The Human Highlight Film (Class 1)"





Ryan Arciero goin' for the pass (vs Pat Dean) on the main jump.. (frame #2 of 4)

McPherson/Roeseler TT making a MID-AIR pass, off the main-jump

Ed/Tim Herbst Gunnin' on the main jump. Tear Assin' around the 5 lap circuit..

Jason Baldwin Haulin' on the main jump, right off the start

Jason Baldwin gettin' some 'bad air-time, bro..

Duralast/Ashley-Smith (Ford) screamin' (you should hear this new V8 "wind")

Mcpherson/Roeseler (Chevy) jammin' big-time of the main jump..

Mcpherson/Roeseler Trophy Truck: "cannon shot" off the main-berm..

Mcpherson/Roeseler Trophy Truck passing on the *apex* of the berm..

Ed/Tim Herbst doin' what comes natural, in front of the "red, white, & blue"..

Ed/Tim Herbst pullin' a "Kreg Donahoe" -- Lookout World, Here We Come!!

Tiemann Trophy Truck (Kreisler built) flyin' the red-white-blue..

Class 5's George Seeley, Jr (aka the Desert Bullet) on the charge..

G. Scott Asphalt buggy was bookin' all weekend: very agressive attitude..

Doug Fortin was among the handful of hard chargin' Class 1's

Mark Post was among the top 2 in Class 1, in fast lap-times all weekend..

Johnny Phillips was a FORCE in Class 1..

Troy Herbst was dominating all weekend, & made claim to the top 2 overall lap times..

Troy Herbst was dominating all weekend, & made claim to the top 2 overall lap times..

Troy Herbst was dominating all weekend, & made claim to the top 2 overall lap times..

Lucas Oil car had the best "off-camber" jump-dynamics off the main-berm..

Lucas Oil car had the best "off-camber" jump-dynamics off the main-berm..

As Walker Evans said when quizzed about air-time, "it's the *landings*..."

Troy Herbst's Class 1 car, aka "Truggy"

Troy Herbst in the winner's circle, after the race

FURIOUS pit-work at the 2nd road-crossing (Needles Highway)

George Seeley, Jr (Class 5) predicted a strong showing (ala Robby Gordon's style), & backed it up with a 1st place (Sunday)

CLICK HERE goto George Seeley's webpage



I am on a mission, to bring "off-road racing" to the masses, via the Internet. Right now, I'm on a campaign to get some exposure, so HELP... This *LAST MINUTE* Laughlin Challenge project (no time for proper promotion) turned out quite SUCCESSFUL. My "partner" George Seeley did well w/Sunday Class 5 win, so we're trying to do some post-Laughlin promotion of our sucessful race weekend . So, I need to get my Laughlin website

*linked* by as MANY off-road pages out there as possible.. (Feel free to link to my page, from your website. Email me, & I will cross-link to yours..). Spread the WORD: among your friends, race fans, racers, off-road contingency manufacturers/sponsors, etc. If anyone knows of anyone who needs some exposure, email me & I will plug them & link to their website. See below, for a current list of off-road racing links: manufacturers, racers, contingency sponsors, promoters, etc.

Here is some sample feedback:

R G wrote:
> I just wanted to thank Bob Yen for all of his hard work. It is hard to
> enjoy a race when trying to get the best pic and taking video at the
> same time. Great job and keep that enthusiasm flowing.

R A wrote:
> Great job on your coverage of the Laughlin Race. The videos of Kreg were great.
> Keep up the good work. It is really good to see a fresh new face
> covering and exposing our hidden wonder of Off-Road Racing..

Please tell any racers that did Laughlin, about my website. I can

I wasn't able to "reach" all of them on contingency row..

I NEED comments (or suggestions & criticisms) to improve my Laughlin coverage, email me at

BACK to '99 Season Off-Road Racing page (SCORE / BITD / MDR)
(featuring SAME DAY coverage)


NOTE: come back until Jan 31, for MORE images/video/time-lapse movies



That's me in the foreground, in front of the ESPN cameras. The left image is from the 1990 Crandon Off-Road World Championship, and the right image is from the 1991 Willow Springs Off-Road World Championship.

The middle picture is my 4x4 Van doing stunt work in the movie *Scavanger Hunt*, tear-assing around the streets of downtown San Diego. (I'm NOT driving, a professional stuntman is at the wheel). . Currently, it's in my backyard, the steering system destroyed after years of Baja off-roading.

My world-wide photo-credits include Newsweek Magazine (LEAD photo, for cover story on Comet Hale Bopp in '97), CNN, ABC News, CBS News, PBS. Also, for trucks & off-road racing -- photo-credits in all of the 3 major off-road magazines: Off-Road, Petersen's 4 Wheel & Offroad, 4-Wheeler (as well as writing articles w/photos with all three). Below are 2 pages which have a few highlight images (a more comprehensive set will be uploaded in the near future) of my tenure as off-road race photographer ('90 - '92):

My scientific photo-credits include Tenmon Guide, Sky & Telescope, Astronomy, New Scientist.

My engineering/scientific work has also received world-wide acclaim (for example, see feedback from my recent solar-eclipse expedition). I have had many technical publications (areas of Computer Vision, Image Processing & Computer Graphics). My specialty is a strong technical background (3 engineering degress, with PhD), with a specialty in computers & rigorous mathematical analysis. I have the unique ability to traverse the practical ("real world", i.e. building hardware or software design/development) & theoretical ("laboratory research", i.e. algorithm development, simulation) areas, which gives me an edge in being an "impact player". I have an interesting portfolio in research & development (pure & applied), involving a diverse # areas. I am formerly with Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Computer Graphics Division & Image Processing Division), & currently operate a one-man Think-Tank consulting service. I have a strong track-record, for getting SIGNFICANT results, & doing it FAST. It's no surprise, that I have an affinity to the motor-racing community (especially off-road), where the operative phrase is "Our Minds Are Always Racing", "Technology on the Fast Track", etc. I am currently pursuing various engineering projects, in the highly competitive & fast-paced arena of auto-racing technology.

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