ProRally: Maine Forest ProRally - Start Order and Late Breaking News

Rumford Maine: A USA-record of 115 cars are entered in the Maine Forest SCCA ProRally Championship event. All four Championship manufacturers (Hyundai, Toyota, Subaru and Mitsubishi) are represented, featuring the hugely successful Hyundai...

Rumford Maine: A USA-record of 115 cars are entered in the Maine Forest SCCA ProRally Championship event. All four Championship manufacturers (Hyundai, Toyota, Subaru and Mitsubishi) are represented, featuring the hugely successful Hyundai Tiburons and Elantras, 6 Mitsubishi Lancers, and the debut of several new Subaru Imprezas, in both FIA Group N and SCCA specification categories.

The two-day event will be held on privately held lumber company roads in the area west of Rumford. The Rally starts Friday afternoon, 28 July at 3:00 PM EST.

Selected late entries, news (driver/co-driver):
Garen and Floyd "Doc" Shrader's Flash Market sponsored Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV has a new co-driver - Mike Fennell of Jamaica. No stranger to Performance Rally, Fennell was the 1998 Overall Co-Driver Champion with fellow Jamaican David Summerbell, also in a Lancer Evo. Garen's father - "Doc" will be assuming the role of team manager, as the team prepares to make the leap to a full-time national championship effort in 2001. Adding Fennell to the team is "the final key" says Garen, who credits his father with "really helping with the steep learning curve to run with the series leaders."
One of the more unusual entries is that of Heikki Salmen, an FIA World Rally driver from Finland, who is flying in his FIA Gr A Mercedes C200 just for this event. A 25-year veteran of the sport, Salmen is making his US performance rally debut this weekend. Also adding to the international flavor of the event is the late addition of a Russian entry. The Prokofjeva/Grichetchkine team, driving a VW Golf equipped with Russian rally tires, will be running for Production class honors.
Current Canadian performance rally points leader Tom McGeer is making his first SCCA ProRally start of the season, in his championship leading Subaru Impreza WRX. Along for the ride is US rally veteran Mark Williams, who also serves as his co-driver north of the border.
The weather, which is always a factor in performance rally, has been exceptionally wet, with flood warnings posted for much of the northeast. The rain slowed tonight, and the forecast is for a gradual drying off through Saturday afternoon with partly cloudy skies - certainly effective in keeping the dust down, at least for the first stages of the event.
Entrants for this event came from 27 states and the District of Colombia, 3 provinces of Canada, and several overseas countries, makes this one of the most nationally diverse fields ever.
The start order, due to the huge size of the field, has been condensed down to the top 50 teams for this release. The complete listing, with up to the minute updates, is available at the Maine Forest website address shown below.

Information regarding the start order list: Car # = number on vehicle. Car # under 200 are ProRally entries. Car # over 200 are generally ClubRally (regional) entrants. Class = Open, FIA A & N - fastest; are cars with considerable modifications; P (Production) - slowest; are cars very near to showroom stock configuration. G5 - two wheel drive high HP cars; G2 - two wheel drive lower horsepower cars; PGT - high horsepower production (stock) cars. {TB}

Maine Forest SCCA ProRally Championship Round #5 28 July, 2000 Start Order (subject to revision) start Car# Seed Class Driver Co-driver year Car 1 1 FIA Open Noel Lawler Charlie Bradley 00 Hyundai Tiburon 2 2 FIA Open Paul Choiniere Jeff Becker 00 Hyundai Tiburon 3 8 FIA Open Frank Sprongl Dan Sprongl 93 Ford Escort Cosworth 4 4 1 Open Garen Shrader Michael Fennell 95 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV 5 3 1 Open Jon Kemp Gail McGuire 84 Audi 4000 quattro 6 179 1 Open Tom McGeer Mark Williams 96 Subaru Impreza WRX 7 52 1 Open Doug Shepherd Peter Gladysz 92 Mitsubishi Eclipse 8 975 1 Open Heikki Salmen Constantine Mantopoulos 96 Mercedes C220 9 61 1 FIA-N Karl Scheible Russ Hughes 98 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V 10 6 1 FIA-N Henry Krolikowski Cindy Krolikowski 95 Subaru WRXSTI 11 12 1 PGT Steve Gingras Bill Westrick 91 Eagle Talon 12 5 1 Gr 5 Ralph Kosmides Ken Cassidy 96 Toyota Supra turbo 13 142 1 Gr 5 Jon Nichols Mick Koch 95 VW Golf GTi 14 40 2 Open Bruno Kreibich Rod Hendricksen 83 Audi Coupe quattro 15 116 2 Open Thomas Lawless Brendan Lawless 91 Mitsubishi Eclipse 16 123 2 FIA-N Vicente Frontinan Nicholas Pessoa 98 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V 17 962 2 Open Keith Townsend Ian McEwen 97 Mitshubishi Lancer Evo IV 18 304 2 Open Lon Peterson Bill Gutzman 00 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS 19 20 2 Open George Plsek Renn Phillips 90 Audi Quattro 90 20 115 2 FIA-N Seamus Burke Frank Cunningham 97 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV 21 985 2 Open Steve Barnes Melanie Kelly 87 Audi 5000 Quattro 22 168 2 PGT Celsus Donnelly Paul Donnelly 90 Eagle Talon tsi 23 9 2 PGT Lauchlin O'Sullivan Tba 94 Mitsubishi Eclipse 24 162 2 PGT Patrick Richard Ben Bradley 98 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS 25 71 2 Gr 5 Bryan Hourt Tom Tighe 97 Honda Civic 26 83 2 Gr 5 Mark Utecht Brenda Corneliusen 86 Dodge Omni GLH turbo 27 82 2 Gr 5 Mike Hurst Rob Bohn 94 Dodge Shadow 28 945 2 Gr 5 Rick Davis Marc Goldfarb 95 BMW 318 ti 29 180 2 Gr 2 Chris Havas Eric Tremblay 95 VW Golf 30 108 2 Gr 2 Gerald Sweet Stuart Spark 74 Saab 99 EMS 31 99 3 Open Sakis Hadjiminas Brian Maxwell 95 Subaru Impreza Turbo 32 986 3 Open Demitri Andreou Ron Norton 90 Audi quattro 33 175 3 Open Alex Erisoty Ben Greisler 89 Audi 90 quattro 34 64 3 Open Sylvester Stepniewski Adam Pelc 87 Audi 4000 quattro 35 29 3 Open Dean Fry Greg Usavage 90 Subaru Legacy 36 27 3 PGT Greg Healey John Macleod 97 Subaru Impreza 37 188 3 Gr 5 Andrew Havas Tba 79 Mazda RX -7 38 166 3 Gr 5 John Daubenmier Stanley Rosen 88 Chevrolet S10 39 38 3 Gr 5 Lesley Suddard Tba 87 Dodge Charger 40 73 3 Gr 2 Nicholas Robinson Carl Lindquist 97 Honda Civic 41 351 3 Gr 2 Jay Streets Bill Feyling 85 Toyota Corolla 42 972 3 P Elizabeth Campbell Karen Houghton 91 VW Golf Gti 43 76 4 Prod Ted Mendham Lise Mendham 91 Nissan Sentra SE-R 44 11 4 Open Ivan Orisek Olga Orisek 84 Audi 4000 quattro 45 126 4 Open Arthur Wojcik Charles Cox 90 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 46 398 4 Open Kurosh Jahromi Tony Lumino 89 Ford Escort Cosworth 47 185 4 Open Jon Bogert Daphne Bogert 88 Toyota Celica all trac 48 565 4 FIA-N Russell Hodges Jimmy Brandt 95 Subaru Impreza WRX-STI 49 950 4 PGT Shane Mitchell Damien Hynds 92 Eagle Talon 50 992 4 PGT Bruce Perry Philip Barnes 90 Eagle Talon

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Series SCCA
Drivers Paul Choiniere , Jeff Becker , George Plsek , Ralph Kosmides , Jay Streets , Bill Feyling , Seamus Burke , Frank Cunningham , Ken Cassidy , Shane Mitchell , Jon Bogert , Bruce Perry , Rob Nicholas , Frank Sprongl , Jon Nichols , Tom McGeer , Patrick Richard , Marc Goldfarb , Rod Hendricksen , Keith Townsend , Mark Williams , Brian Maxwell , Lise Mendham , Jimmy Brandt , Greg Healey
Teams Williams