USRC: New York: Day one summary

Rally New York USA Flagged Off Competitors in Rally New York USA took the starting flag this evening on Main Street, Napanoch, New York. Seamus Burke (2006-7 United States Rally Champion driver in the all-wheel-drive category) and co-driver Ole...

Rally New York USA Flagged Off

Competitors in Rally New York USA took the starting flag this evening on Main Street, Napanoch, New York. Seamus Burke (2006-7 United States Rally Champion driver in the all-wheel-drive category) and co-driver Ole Holter led the field to the flag. Celsus Donnelly (defending winner in this event) and Barry Smith had the second starting spot. Both are competing in Mitsubishi Lancers.

Tomorrow morning competitors will begin two days of special stages (speed tests) which will add up to approximately 100 miles, and a total of 386 miles of motoring -- all of it on the minor roads of the Catskill Mountains. All of this will be on pavement, which is unusual for a rally in North America.

Note: Rally New York USA is the first round of the United States Rally Championship (www.usrallychampionship.com). Championship contenders have the opportunity to compete on two tarmac in succession -- Rally New York USA and Rally Tennessee in May. The Rally New York organization also presents International Rally New York on October 31-November 1, 2008. It is a gravel event which is the final round of the United States Rally Championship. All Rally New York events are conducted according to the international rules with three-pass reconnaissance on Thursday and two days of racing on Friday and Saturday

-credit: rny

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Series Other rally
Drivers Seamus Burke , Ole Holter