ProRally: Rim of the World Friday Notes.

Rim of the World PRO Rally Round ...

Rim of the World PRO Rally Round #4 - 1998 Michelin PRO Rally Championship Palmdale, California Notes #2 - Friday, May 8 - 11:00 PM PDT

The media stage always brings adventure, and this mornings' event was no exception. The Lee Shadbolt/Paul Eklund Subaru Impreza Production GT car slid off the rough and wet Spunky Canyon road into a mud puddle and bent a control arm. They replaced it right there, and headed back to town for the start of the rally.

Everyone (27 national cars and 17 divisional-only entries) started the 2nd-annual demonstration stage in front of the Holiday Inn in fine shape, and headed to the woods for stage #1. That's where the fun ended, however, as the heavy fog from the cool air and moist stage surfaces caused the cancellation of stages #2, #4, #5, and #6. For the divisional cars, only stage #3 was run. The following times represent the total of stages #1 and #3.

NATIONAL STANDINGS AFTER THREE STAGES - INFORMATIONAL ONLY (no road points or penalties included)

CAR # (DRIVER/CO-DRIVER) CAR SEED SCORE

 26 Hiroyuki Genta/K Takata    Subaru       1     21:38      1 Open
 77 D Summerbell/C Griffin     Lancer IV    1     22:33      2 Open
  2 Henry Joy/Michael Fennell  Lancer II    0     23:28      3 Open
 41 Rui Brasil/Carlos Tavares  Quattro      1     23:57      4 Open
  1 John Buffum/Jeff Becker    Hyundai      0     24:29      5 Open
  3 Carl Merrill/Lance Smith   Escort       0     25:49      6 Open
 15 David White/David Watts    VW GTI       1     26:09      1 Group 2
 27 Tony Takaori/Ken Cassidy   Lancer III   2     26:22      7 Open
 11 Ralph Kosmides/Joe Noyes   Supra        1     28:09      1 Group 5
 79 Lee Shadbolt/Paul Eklund   Impreza      4     28:13      1 GT
 33 Lon Peterson/Jim Love      Arrow        2     28:54      2 Group 5
 65 Dennis Chizma/C Marie      3000 GT      4     28:57      2 GT
 85 Tony Chavez/M Mancilla     Galant VR4   4     29:58      8 Open
 22 V Samuelian/A Manoukian    Eclipse      4     30:36      9 Open
 34 C Jardevall/A Trowbridge   Volvo 740T   3     30:57      3 Group 5
 35 Mark Brown/W Neundorfer    Corolla      4     30:58      1 Production
 20 George Plsek/Mark Rathsam  Saab 99      3     31:28      4 Group 5
 31 G Valentini/L Sorenson     Mazda RX-7   4     31:53      5 Group 5
 30 Kendall Russell/L Dillon   Shadow       4     33:12      3 GT
 16 Tom Bier/Ole Holter        Saab 99      6     33:32      2 Group 2
 53 Pete Morris/Nick Taylor    Corolla      6     33:48      3 Group 2
 21 Trevor Donison/B Bradley   Neon         6     33:54      2 Production
 45 A Odero-Jowi/F O'Sullivan  Eclipse      6     34:12      4 GT
 25 Fred Ronn/John Dillon      Celica       6     34:13      4 Group 2
 66 Doug Robinson/Bill Hidde   Mazda RX-7   6     35:22      6 Group 5
 19 Ben Medeiros/T Medeiros    Mazda 323    6     35:36     10 Open
  8 Bill Malik/C Edstrom       Volvo 240    2      DNF

# # # Rim of the World PRO Rally Round #4 - 1998 Michelin PRO Rally Championship Palmdale, California Notes #3 - Friday, May 8 - 11:55 PM PDT

INFO NATIONAL STAGES TIMES

STAGE 1 STAGE 3

H.Gent 1589          J.Buff  553
D.Summ 1692   6%     H.Joy   554   0%
H.Joy  1793  12%
R.Bras 1794  12%     D.Summ  564   1%
J.Buff 1896  19%     H.Gent  575   3%
T.Taka 1994  25%     C.Merr  585   5%
C.Merr 1998  25%     D.Whit  596   7%
D.Whit 2019  27%     C.Jard  601   8%
L.Shad 2154  35%     R.Bras  602   8%
R.Kosm 2205  38%     R.Kosm  611  10%
D.Chiz 2258  42%     L.Pete  625  13%
L.Pete 2265  42%     G.Plse  626  13%
T.Chav 2360  48%     V.Samu  632  14%
M.Brow 2383  49%     M.Whit  635  14%
V.Samu 2428  52%     D.Chiz  637  15%
G.Vale 2487  56%     T.Chav  638  15%
C.Jard 2495  57%     T.Taka  644  16%
G.Plse 2522  58%     A.Oder  664  20%
M.Whit 2564  61%     L.Shad  668  20%
K.Russ 2591  63%     F.Ronn  672  21%
T.Bier 2640  66%     B.Mede  681  23%
T.Doni 2645  66%     D.Robi  683  23%
P.Morr 2650  66%     G.Vale  702  26%
F.Ronn 2750  73%     T.Bier  714  29%
A.Oder 2756  73%     M.Brow  715  29%
D.Robi 2854  79%     K.Russ  729  31%
B.Mede 2880  81%     P.Work  729  31%
P.Work 3459 117%     P.Morr  730  32%
                     T.Doni  746  34%

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series SCCA
Drivers Jeff Becker , George Plsek , Ralph Kosmides , Joe Noyes , Bill Malik , Paul Eklund , Ken Cassidy , Lance Smith , David White , Ole Holter , John Buffum , Carlos Tavares