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WALK ER EVANS' 1970 FORD F-100 DAWN OF GLORY SOLD, LOST, THEN FOUND AGAIN, THIS 1970 FORD F-100 GAVE WALKER EVAN'S HIS FIRST TASTE OF TRUCK-RACING FAME BY STUART BOURDON PHOTOGRAPHY BY STUART BOURDON AND DAN SANCHEZ A prominent race promoter once said that he firmly believed off-road truck racing began on ranches, farms, and construction sites, as two guys wagered after work to see who had the fastest pickup. In the case of Walker Evans, that is exactly where his long and successful career in off-road racing began. Evans owned a construction business in Riverside, California, and it's a sure bet he was one of those guys with the fastest truck. If you're any sort of off-road racing fan, you know who Evans is. With a sturdy build and a style all his own, topped with his classic cowboy hat, Evans stands out in a crowd. His easily recognizable 1978 Dodge Ram pickup race truck left dust and other competitors in its wake as he drove it to numerous victories, including the historic overall four-wheeled vehicle win at the 1979 SCORE Baja 1000, and several season championships. When the spotlight shifted from Class 8 to the new and unlimited Trophy Trucks in 1994, Walker stepped up to the challenge. As a team owner and driver, he fielded as many as four race trucks (two 8s and two TTs) for several seasons and continued winning. SCORE JOURNAL 37

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