United States Rally Championship: The Season So Far International Rally New York 2005 (Sullivan County, New York, September 29-October 1) is the third event of four in the United States Rally Championship (USRC). The series is sanctioned by...
United States Rally Championship: The Season So Far
International Rally New York 2005 (Sullivan County, New York, September 29-October 1) is the third event of four in the United States Rally Championship (USRC). The series is sanctioned by the United States Auto Club (USAC), and presented by the National Auto Sports Association (NASA). The results of the previous events are as follows:
Cherokee Trails Rally, Chattanooga, Tennessee, March 19 - Tom Lawless/Jason Gillespie, of Yonkers and Maspeth, N.Y., respectively (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo) were clear winners from the Canadian/Californian team of Peter Workum/Christine Beavis (Subaru Impreza WRX). California's Matt Iorio/Ole Holter (Subaru Impreza WRX) got the final spot on the podium.
Two of the pre-event favorites were the Libra Racing team Hyundai Tiburons. One car was crewed by John Buffum/Mark Williams (Vermont's semi- retired U.S. and North American champion, and Maryland's veteran international navigator) and the other by Ireland's Seamus Burke/Eddie Fries. But both went out early; Buffum's car broke its suspension on the third special stage, and Burke rolled his on the fifth.
Subaru Rim of the World Rally, Lancaster, California, May 6-7 - Patrick and Natalie Richard (Subaru Impreza WRX) led the western round of the series from flag to flag. Patrick, the reigning Canadian and U.S. champion from Vancouver, B.C., and sister Natalie, from Quebec, finished five minutes ahead of the field - despite the fact that Patrick was forced to put ice on a sore wrist after every special stage.
It was appropriate that Subaru sponsored this event, as their Imprezas took the top six places, and a Legacy finished seventh. Runners- up were Matt Iorio/Ole Holter, from New Hampshire and California, respectively, followed by Ken Block/Alex Gelsomino, both from California.
Championship Standings - Matt Iorio and Ole Holter lead the championship with a score of 58 points. "Cherokee Trails" winners Tom Lawless/Jason Gillespie (who missed the next round) are second with 36 points, tied with "Subaru Rim of the World" winners Pat Richard/Natalie Richard (who missed the season opener). Peter Workum/Christine Beavis are fourth with 35 points.