Specialty Subaru Pacific Forest Rally Presented by Nokian Tyres September 14th and 15th Cache Creek, BC Round 5 of the Western Canadian Rally Championship Trinder Brothers Victorious In Pacific Forest Rally CACHE CREEK, BC - The team of...
Specialty Subaru Pacific Forest Rally Presented by Nokian Tyres
September 14th and 15th Cache Creek, BC
Round 5 of the Western Canadian Rally Championship
Trinder Brothers Victorious In Pacific Forest Rally
CACHE CREEK, BC - The team of Scott and Adam Trinder, of Vancouver, BC, celebrated their first rally victory of the season in a newly acquired Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS. This feat was accomplished using the car which local sensation Patrick Richard drove to the triple crown of Production GT class victories in the Canadian, US and North American championships last year. Dry, dusty weather made for ideal driving conditions on the twisty mountain roads of the Arrowstone hills, east of Cache Creek last Saturday.
The Trinder brothers took the lead on the first stage, but were closely followed by championship leaders Janusz Komorowski and Tomasz Karzynski, from Calgary, Alberta, in their Mazda 323 GTX. These two teams proceeded to trade seconds back and forth over each subsequent stage, with Komorowski taking the lead in the second stage, and Trinder taking it back with a stellar drive on a long downhill stage just before the halfway point of the rally.
Part way into the second leg, Komorowski's Mazda suffered terminal suspension failure while pushing hard to regain the lead. The front end of his car dropped to the road, leaving them stranded and blocking the route for the following cars. This left Trinder with a comfortable lead, but, not being one to back off, he kept the pressure on. The Trinder brothers won 7 of the 10 stages outright, finishing with a margin of 1 minute 50 seconds over nearest rivals Dave Koszegi, from Port Alberni, BC, and Bill Westhead of Vancouver, in a Subaru Legacy.
Koszegi's strong finish puts him in second place behind Komorowski in the Western Canadian Rally Championship, with one event remaining. In fact, with Komorowski failing to finish, there are now three drivers with a chance of taking the championship, including Zbigniew Szewczyk of Calgary who finished third at the Pacific Forest Rally.
For 2001, everything has come down to the final event in the championship, the Kananaskis Rally, November 10th in Bragg Creek, Alberta.
Many thanks go out to the town of Cache Creek for their warm welcome, and to event sponsors Nokian Tyres, Polaris Water, and Specialty Subaru. <pre> Final Results: 2001 Pacific Forest Rally
Pos Driver Co-driver Vehicle Time 1 Scott Trinder Adam Trinder Subaru Impreza 1:36:55 2 Dave Koszegi Bill Westhead Subaru Legacy 1:38:45 3 Zbigniew Szewczyk Michael Nicols Toyota Celica 1:39:47 4 Peter Hill Barry Gurnsey Toyota Corolla 1:48:08 5 Fred Wiedemann Shelley Donaldson Suzuki Swift 2:12:15 6 Penny Zuk Mike West VW Golf 2:13:36 Janusz Komorowski Tomasz Karzynski Mazda 323 DNF Mark Ward Ken Kwong Subaru Legacy DNF Martin Wilson Shayne Morrow Toyota Corolla DNF Peter Kadlubowski Malgorzata Szewczyk Eagle Talon DNF Ryan Ennis Peregoodoff Toyota Celica DNF
2001 Western Canadian Performance Rally Championship:
Date Event Place Winners March 24 Cochrane Rally Calgary, AB J. Komorowski/K. Kanji May 19-20 Bighorn Rally Edson, AB D. Koszegi/T. Patola May 25-26 Rocky Mountain Rally Calgary, AB P. Richard/I. McCurdy June 16 Mountain Trials Cache Creek Z. Szewczyk/M. Nicols Sept. 15 Pacific Forest Rally Cache Creek S. Trinder/A. Trinder Nov. 10 Kananaskis Rally Bragg Creek, AB