Start Order & Late Breaking News: SCCAÂ® ProRally Championship Round 5 Susquehannock Trail WELLSBORO, Pennsylvania Over 85 performance rally cars from across North America and the World are entered in the 26th Susquehannock Trail Rally, ...
Start Order & Late Breaking News:
SCCA® ProRally Championship Round 5
WELLSBORO, Pennsylvania Over 85 performance rally cars from across North America and the World are entered in the 26th Susquehannock Trail Rally, the oldest continuously active SCCA ProRally Championship event in the country. The one-day event will be held on Pennsylvania state forest roads in the "Endless Mountains" to the South and West of Wellsboro. The rally starts Saturday morning, 01 June at 10:31 AM EST sharp, following an hour-and-a-half Parc Expose of all the performance rally cars entered.
Late Breaking News:
· Weather: As was the case last year, late spring rains can play havoc with team event strategies. Some thunderstorms caused local flooding, and steady light rains have been falling in Wellsboro all week, with the forecast calling for more of the same well into Friday. While it is still possible that some drying out will occur by the start of the rally on Saturday, causing some stages to be dusty, others are expected to be extremely slick and dust free, keeping the rest of the pack in the hunt. Two year's ago, the famous Water Crossing at the end of SS1 was cancelled due to high water, but it appears that this year the stage will happen, as the water level is 'right at' the go/no go threshold.
· New to SCCA ProRally, but not new to extreme motorsport, is a family name familiar to motorsport fans worldwide - Robby Unser is expected to be making his performance rally debut this weekend, with veteran co-driver Ed Wahl. Slated to be driving an SCCA Open class Subaru Impreza, Unser is making the jump from the roundtrack circuits of the Indy Racing League to SCCA ProRally, with an eye at returning the Unser name to Pikes Peak when the SCCA ProRally Championship makes its series debut there on June 29.
· All three Open class works teams have been very busy since Round 4, Rim of the World, with Subaru perhaps the busiest. Mark Lovell's #1 car, which rolled heavily on Day 1 in California was returned to the Prodrive shops in the UK to be completely re-shelled. Ramana Lagemann's #2 car, which lost its motor on day 2, has a new drivetrain. Manufacturers' Championship leader Hyundai is confident that it has its early transmission teething problems licked, and is expected to run very strong this weekend on roads that suit both its drivers and the prodigious horsepower of their motors well. Mitsubishi, working an uphill developmental battle on Rhys Millen's all-new Lancer Evo VII, may be the dark horse this weekend.
· Seamus Burke, last years driver's championship runner up, with Rory Kennedy return to the SCCA ProRally Championship after a 3 month hiatus, and will no doubt be placing even more 'independent pressure on the works teams of Hyundai, Subaru and Mitsubishi. Currently, the Championship is lead by David Higgins, in the independently entered AV Sport Subaru WRX. In the 2001 season, Burke, in his TAD Motorsports Mitsubishi Lancer, kept the works teams on their toes all season long.
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 Gr 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. <pre> Susquehannock Trail - SCCA ProRally Championship Round #5 30 May, 2002 Top 50 Start Order (subject to final revision) (final entry list available at www.stpr.org)
Start Car # Seed Class Driver Country Co-Driver Country Car 1 25 0 Open Seamus Burke USA Rory Kennedy IRL 00 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6.5 2 16 0 Open David Higgins UK Daniel Barritt UK 02 Subaru Impreza WRX 3 6 0 Open Paul Choiniere USA Jeff Becker USA 03 Hyundai Tiburon 4 1 0 Open Mark Lovell UK Steve Turvey UK 02 Subaru Impreza WRX 5 5 0 Open Mark Higgins UK Michael Gibson UK 03 Hyundai Tiburon 6 61 0 Open Karl Scheible USA Russ Hughes USA 02 Subaru Impreza WRX 7 2 1 Open Ramana Lagemann USA Michael Kidd UK 02 Subaru Impreza WRX 8 3 1 Open Rhys Millen USA Garry Cowan NZ 02 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII 9 110 1 Open Mark Nelson USA Charles Bradley USA 00 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI 10 116 1 Open Thomas Lawless USA Brian Sharkey IRL 97 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV 11 80 1 Open Jon Kemp USA Rod Hendricksen USA 84 Audi quattro 4000 12 107 1 Open Tim Paterson USA John Allen USA 97 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV 13 52 1 Open Doug Shepherd USA Pete Gladysz USA 92 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 14 22 1 GN Ralph Kosmides USA Jimmy Brandt USA 99 Subaru Impreza WRX Sti 15 44 1 GN Henry Krolikowski USA Cindy Krolikowski USA 00 Subaru Impreza WRS Sti 16 71 1 G5 Bryan Hourt USA TBA 95 Acura Integra 17 41 2 Open John Drislane USA Ronan Burke USA 00 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI 18 768 2 Open Celcus Donnelly USA TBA 97 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV 19 925 2 Open Sakis Hadjiminas USA TBA 95 Subaru Impreza 20 83 2 GN Mark Utecht USA Jeff Secor USA 02 Subaru Impreza WRX 21 989 2 GN Vicente Frontinan USA Frank Arruda USA 99 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V 22 29 2 GN Tim O'Neil USA Martin Headland CAN 02 Subaru Impreza WRX 23 971 2 GN Brendan Cunningham USA Paul McClean USA 97 Subaru Impreza 24 119 2 GN Peter Malaszuk USA Darek Szejerko USA 02 Subaru Impreza WRX 25 857 2 GN Peter Thomson CAN TBA 02 Subaru Impreza WRX 26 28 2 G2 Bill Malik USA Christian Edstrom USA 93 Volvo 240 27 19 2 Open Robby Unser USA Ed Wahl USA 01 Subaru Impreza 28 64 2 Open Sylvester Stepniewski USA Adam Pelc USA 87 Audi quattro 29 88 3 Open Doug Havir USA Scott Putnam USA 02 Subaru Impreza WRX 30 891 3 Open Randy Zimmer USA Dave Shindle USA 96 Subaru Impreza 31 173 3 Open Patrick Lilly USA Aiden Denby USA 97 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV 32 185 3 Open Jon Bogert USA Daphne Bogert USA 89 Toyota Celica All-Trac 33 928 3 Open Dean Fry USA Greg Usavage USA 90 Subaru Legacy 34 124 3 GN Peter Workum CAN Alex Gelsomino USA 98 Subaru Impreza 35 957 3 GN Malachy Crawford USA Mark McAllister USA 02 Subaru Impreza WRX 36 45 3 GN Shane Mitchell USA Paul Donnelly USA 02 Subaru WRX 37 937 3 GN Patrick Farrell USA Bob Kelly IRL 00 Subaru Impreza WRX 38 914 3 GN Noel Nash USA TBA 97 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV 39 992 3 PGT Bruce Perry USA Adrian Wintle CAN 92 Eagle Talon TSi 40 27 3 PGT Greg Healey USA TBA 97 Subaru Impreza 41 207 3 G5 Dave Hintz USA Rick Hintz USA 87 Mazda RX-7 42 90 3 G2 Lauchlin O'Sullivan USA Matt Chester USA 02 Mitsubishi Lancer RMR 43 42 3 G2 Eric Burmeister USA Eric Adams USA 01 Mazda Protégé MP3 44 885 3 P Ted Mendham USA Lise Mendham USA 91 Nissan Sentra SE 45 79 3 P Jeff Field USA Dave Wieman USA 00 Toyota Celica GTS 46 86 3 P Michael Halley USA Sean Figgins USA 99 VW New Beetle 47 981 4 Open Paul Tingaud USA James Weigand USA TBA 48 126 4 Open Aurthur Wojcik USA Dominik Jozwiak USA 91 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 49 964 4 Open David Anton USA Andrew Coombs USA 00 Toyota Celica 50 958 4 Open Seward Ogden USA Casey Blust USA 92 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
The SCCA ProRally Championship is presented by Hyundai, Mitsubishi and Subaru, and is televised in North America on SpeedChannel. Time and date listing information available at www.speedtv.com
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