ProRally: Doo Wop III/IV entry list and preview notes

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Round #2 - 1995 SCCA/Michelin PRO Rally Series Doo Wop PRO Rally III & IV - Olympia, Washington Entry List (3/16/94) - not in starting order

Start Car Driver/ Co-Driver/ Make/Model/Class/ Pos. No. Hometown Hometown Division

Carl Merrill John Bellefleur Ford Escort Cosworth/Open Ogunquit, ME Toronto, ONT National

Henry Joy Chris Griffin Mitsuibshi Eclipse/Open Atlanta, MI Tujunga, CA National

Peter Moodie Michael Fenwell Mazda 323GTX/Open Kingston, Jamaica Kingston, Jamaica National

Tim Paterson Penny Paterson Mazda RX-7 Redmond, WA Redmond, WA Divisional

Mike Whitman Kevin Linville Datsun 510/Group 2 Farmington, NM Durango, CA Nat/Div

Sam Bryan Rob Walden Saab 900/Group 2 Kent, WA Seattle, WA Nat/Div

John Sparks Vern Johnson Toyota Corolla Portland, OR Portland, OR Divisional

Todd Hartmann Kirk Knestis VW Golf GTI Issaquah, WA Issaquah, WA Divisional

Janice Damitio Barry Berg Toyota Celica GTS/PGT Montesano, WA Nat/Div.

John Forespring Chris Forespring Toyota Starlet Olympia, WA Olympia, WA Divisional

Scott Trinder Robert Trinder Suzuki Swift Vancouver, BC Vancouver, BC Divisional

Terry Simons Michael Jones Dodge Omni Kent, WA Kirkland, WA Divisional

Ralph Kosmides Joe Noyes Ford Escort Newport Beach, CA Seattle, WA Divisional

Pete Shelton Mazda RX-3 Seattle, WA Divisional

Rob Hansen Brian Kirby Mazda RX-3 Kent, WA Maple Valley, WA Divisional

Chad Dykes Pat Hanson Toyota Pick-up/Group 2 Escondido, CA Escondido, CA Nat/Div.

Steve Walker David Lowe Mazda 323GTX/Open Issaquah, WA Bainbridge Island, WA Nat/Div.

Bill Malik Roine Andresson Volvo 240 Burbank, CA N. Hollywood, CA Divisional

William Nation Erik Thompson Mazda RX-7/Group 2 Los Angeles, CA Portland, OR Nat/Div. Jason Priestley Kevin Caffrey Toyota Celica Alltrac/PGT Lake Hollywood, CA Van Nuys, CA Nat/Div.

Dave White Jimmy Brandt VW GTI/Group 2 Benicia, CA Lake Odessa, MI Nat/Div.

Matt Sweeney Lucinda Strub Toyota Pick-up/Group 2 Van Nuys, CA Van Nuys, CA Nat/Div.

Bonnie Hertz Lance Guensch Dodge Colt Tualatin, OR Lake Oswego, OR Divisional

Jim Breazle Cristy Breazle VW Rabbit Seattle, WA Seattle, WA Divisional

Simon Levear Lee Shadbolt Datsun 510 Tigard, OR Tigard, OR Divisional

Dave LaTourette Dave Carroll VW Beetle North Bend, WA Seattle, WA Divisional

Jack Broadhead Jack McCarter Datsun 510 Divisional

Jeff Call Brent Dilly VW GTI Kirkland, WA Tacoma, WA Divisional

Dale Beard Richard Simmons Mazda 323GTX/PGT Elma, WA Bonney Lake, WA Nat/Div.

Greg Lund Lynne Lund Datsun 510/Group 2 Duvall, WA Duvall, WA Nat/Div.

Larry Furst Kathy Pummill Datsun 210 Gresham, OR Olympia, WA Divisional

Jack Horn Monte Horn Mazda GLC Ranier, WA Olympia, WA Divisional

Duane Bender Mary Jo Czyzio Datsun 510 Redmond, WA Redmond, WA Divisional

Gary Caffroy John Arnold Mazda RX-7 North Bend, WA McCleary, WA Divisional

Brian Cooper Cam Jackson Datsun 210 Aberdeen, WA Portland, OR Divisional

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Press Notes - Doo Wop III and IV PRO Rallies Round #2 - 1995 SCCA/Michelin PRO Rally Series March 18, 1995 - 9:00 AM EST

Compliments of Andy Shupack

1. Welcome to Olympia, Washington, and the Doo Wops III and IV PRO Rallies, with the combined days' results counting for 60 percent points towards the SCCA/Michelin PRO Rally series national championship. This is round #2 of the SCCA/Michelin PRO Rally series - round #1 was also a 60 percent points event, held in South Carolina last month.

2. The Doo Wop rallies, to be held entirely in daylight, will run on the Simpson Timber Company forest roads on Saturday, and on the more familiar Capitol State Forest Roads on Sunday. Veteran organizer Ray Damitio points out that the Simpson roads are graded flat to drain towards the ditches in contrast to the Capitol Forest Roads, which are crowned for drainage. Competitors will have to be careful on Saturday as they might end up in those drainage ditches on the new Simpson roads.

3. The weather - no surprise to Northwest competitors - will be cloudy with rain most of the weekend, with temperatures in the 50's.

4. As national competitors could only earn points in one of the first two 60 percent events, and Paul Choiniere scored a victory last month in South Carolina in his Hyundai, Paul will not be here this weekend. Carl Merrill, who opted to run a Canadian event opposite Sand Hills last month, will be in Olympia this weekend in his new Ford Escort Cosworth. Although the drivetrain is similar to last year's model, Merrill has upgraded his entry with a brand new '95 tub, rebuilt suspension, and most noticeable, a new paint scheme.

5. Henry Joy was supposed to debut his new Mitsubishi Lancer at this event, but delays in getting parts from Ralliart in Australia has meant that Washington State fans will have to wait until next month's Wild West Rally to see Joy's new right-hand-drive racer. Meanwhile, Henry will run his tried-and-true open class Eclipse, which ran well here at Wild West in '94, but did not finish the Doo Wops.

6. The Doo Wop rally will consist of 12 stages over the two days of the event, covering 213 total miles and 84 stage miles.

7. Another exciting new car which will be delayed from its original schedule is the Ford Merkur Cosworth of Greg Lund, from Duvall, Washington. Lund, who has won Doo Wop rallies in the past, is awaiting arrival of parts from Ford Motorsports Europe and other suppliers. He and co-driver/wife Lynne will be driving the ex-Janice Damitio Datsun 510 this weekend to keep their rally skills sharp.

8. Chad Dykes, who gave Guy Light, Gary Gooch, Jeff Hendricks and Roger Hull great competition for the 1993 PRO Rally truck class title, has finally completed his Group 2 Toyota Pickup (actually '9 Production class champion and off-road veteran Dave Turner built it) and will run Doo Wops. The truck is lowered about an inch and half and has lots of negative camber dialed into the front wheels. Pat Hanson will be his navigator again.

9. Bill Nation, a Group 2 entrant from Los Angeles, had his first rally weekend in Washington at the first Doo Wops in February and won Class 3 (Beginners) both days in his Mazda RX-7. He figures to do well with the local road knowledge his navigator brings. Erik Thompson, who normally pilots the Mint Snuff Volvo 142, will be co-driving for nation as his car is not ready for competition. The Nation/Thompson team will remain intact for the Wild West PRO Rally here in April, and probably Rim of the World in May in California.

10. The Mazda Protege of Rick Beson, which won the Doo Wop I divisional event last month, but suffered damage in a rollover during Doo Wop II that same weekend, will miss this event, but expects to return to the Olympia, Washington rally scene for the Wild West event April 21-22.

11. Rui Brasil, a top California Rally Series driver over the past few years, and a Portuguese native, was involved with the Rally Portugal WRC event last week with Ralliart, driving the fast chase vehicle for Rui Madeira, who won Group N in a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and finished 9th overall. Rui's Open class Audi Quattro develops more than 300 horsepower, and Rui has shown in previous events that he can run with the leaders. The team had a problem earlier this week with a loose fuel injector rail, but seems to be ready to go for the weekend. Veteran co-driver John Elkin will be in the navigator's seat.

12. Dave Turner, defending Production class champion, will be servicing Chad Dykes' Toyota Pickup this season after talks with several potential sponsors yielded no program for this year. He will contest CRS Stock Class events in a Plymouth Arrow, and could be driving at Rim of the World this year if a program he is working on becomes reality. The Production Class Mitsubishi Eclipse that won last years championship has been sold to Group A driver Chris Weleff who will use the car in a small rallycross series in southern California with a turbo engine. Weleff will contest some Nationals in Group A in his old Toyota, maybe Wild West, and definitely Rim.

13. Look for Ray Hocker and Lynette Allison to haul their Subaru RX to Wild West and contest the National. Ray Hocker last competed in Washington at the 1986 Olympus WRC event where he and his late co- driver Bill Moore won their class in Group B under 1600cc in a Honda CRX. Lynette owns the car, her husband Roger is organizer of the East of Indio Rally, now in it's 11th year.

14. The Jason Priestley/Kevin Caffery Production GT Toyota Celica Alltrac now has a full year of development in the car, and more importantly, a full year of experience with the driving team. Priestley, one of the stars of "Beverly Hills 90210," has been finishing in the top five in the CRS events, and was doing well at Doo Wop I before he rolled his car. His best national finish was fourth in class and 12th overall at Sunriser in Ohio last September. Look for Jason to run most of the CRS events and several nationals before the year is done.

15. As of the opening of registration Saturday morning, the organizer has 39 entries, a record for the Doo Wop event. The rally will leave Damitio's office at PDE Enterprises at 11:00 AM Pacific time today. We will post an updated entry list/start list as soon as it becomes available.

--------------------------------------------- Ken Beard, Susquehanna MotorSports kenbeard@interramp.com ---------------------------------------------

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Series SCCA
Drivers Paul Choiniere , Ralph Kosmides , Joe Noyes , Bill Malik , Jason Priestley , Scott Trinder , Todd Hartmann , Dave White , Rui Madeira , John Arnold , Jimmy Brandt , Mike Jones