Doo Wop ProRally presented by Whitney's Chevrolet 48.) Good morning and welcome to the second installment of the Doo Wops ProRally presented by Whitney Chevrolet. Our man on the scene, SCCA Rally/Solo marketing manager Kurt Spitzner, reports...
Doo Wop ProRally presented by Whitney's Chevrolet
48.) Good morning and welcome to the second installment of the Doo Wops ProRally presented by Whitney Chevrolet. Our man on the scene, SCCA Rally/Solo marketing manager Kurt Spitzner, reports that the weather is slightly overcast, with temperatures in the mid-50s and spectacular views to be had.
49.) Today event is Doo Wop IV, the second portion of the Doo Wop ProRally. It is being presented by local auto dealer Whitney Chevrolet. There will be four stages today. The first two will use the same stretch of road, run in opposite directions. This is the road used for the famous Brooklyn Tavern stage, which will be covered in more detail later.
50.) Overnight, SCCA ProRally steward John MacArthur was kind enough to sort the total times for yesterday's activities and produce an overall order following the Crazee Espresso Doo Wop III. It is as follows (minutes/seconds/hundredths; hours also for last few entries):
1 Brasil/Tevares 45:57:00 2 O'Sullivan/O'Sullivan 46:13:00 3 Jardevall/Elkin 46:49:00 4 Lane/Huhn 47:40:00 5 Davis/Greisler 48:53:00 6 Damitio/Trowbridge 48:55:00 7 Lahm/Chester 49:01:00 8 Kosmides/Noyes 49:06:00 9 Truess/Hughes 49:32:00 10 Choiniere/Becker 50:04:00 11 Hintz/Chase 50:21:00 12 Light/Watts 50:40:00 13 Malik/Edstrom 50:48:00 14 Hintz/Swalley 52:02:00 15 Shadbolt/Chizma 52:19:00 16 Tabor/Tabor 52:23:00 17 Beson/Bradley 53:03:00 18 Russell/Dillon 53:21:00 19 Wright/Wright 53:35:00 20 Dykes/Fuller 53:50:00 21 Dekovic/McFarland 54:12:00 22 Tabor/Poirier 54:53:00 23 Donison/Gibeault 56:31:00 24 Tabor/Hoke 57:05:00 25 Hirato/Swier 57:06:00 26 Thielke/Allen 57:39:00 27 Gaude/Maple 57:50:00 28 Koch/Warner 1:00:07:00 29 Green/Wiles 1:04:59:00 30 Third/Lane 1:07:41:00 31 Mailman/Kruse 1:25:55:00 32 Walker/Walker 1:27:48:00 Reaves/Reaves DNF Call/Dille DNF Hartmann/Yeeles DNF Kouba/Beckman DNF Lingelbach/Andrews DNF
51.) The start order for Doo Wop IV ProRally presented by Whitney Chevrolet is as follows:
Start Car Pos. No. Driver/Co-driver Car Class
1. 3 Paul Choiniere/Jeff Becker Hyundai Tiburon Open 2. 92 Rui Brasil/Carlos Tavares Audi S2 quattro Open 3. 90 Laughlin O'Sullivan/Farina O'Sullivan Audi 4000 quattro Open. 4. 39 Carl Jardevall/John Elkin Volvo 740T Gr5 5. 198 John Lane/Scott Huhn Volvo 262 Gr5 6. 249 Vance Walker/Karen Walker Mazda RX-3 Gr5 7. 34 Peter Lahm/Matt Chester Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV Open 8. 17 Janice Damitio/Amity Trowbridge Toyota Celica AllTrac Open 9. 50 Rick Davis/Ben Greisler BMW 318ti Gr5 10. 7 Ralph Kosmides/Joe Noyes Toyota Supra Gr5 11. 16 Gail Truess/Pattie Hughes Mazda 323 GTX PGT 12. 272 Robert Reaves/Tammy Reaves Mazda RX-3 Gr5 13. 9 Guy Light/David Watts Volkswagen Golf GTi Gr2 14. 10 Bill Malik/Christian Edstrom Volvo 240 Gr2 15. 247 Rick Beson/Ben Bradley Mazda Protégé Open 16. 207 Dave Hintz/Doug Chase Mazda RX-7 Gr5 17. 35 Lee Shadbolt/Claire Chizma Subaru Impreza PGT 18. 127 Chad Dykes/Deborah Fuller Toyota Pickup Gr2 19. 240 Rick Hintz/Marc Swalley Datsun 240Z Gr5 20. 45 Jake Dekovik/Dave McFarland Mazda 323 GTX Open 21. 232 Mark Tabor/Kristen Tabor Mazda 323 GTX PGT 22. 245 Carey Wright/Alan Wright Dodge Colt Gr5 23. 70 Kendall Russell/John Dillon Dodge Shadow PGT 24. 253 Noah Third/Jason Lane Volkswagen Rabbit Gr2 25. 248 Mike Mailman/Shelly Kruse Volkswagen Golf GTi Gr2 26. 222 Jon Tabor/Kevin Poirier Nissan Sentra Prod. 27. 250 Jeff Call/Brent Dille Volkswagen Golf GTi Gr5 28. 21 Trevor Donison/Paula Gibeault Plymouth Neon Prod. 29. 260 Eric Eaton/Kenny Almquist Mazda 323 GTX PGT 30. 271 Matt Tabor/Chris Hoke Toyota Corolla Gr2 31. 202 Nao Hirato/Don Swier Toyota Celica AllTrac PGT 32. 244 Marc Thielke/John Allen Lancia Scorpion Gr2 33. 246 Gordon Gaude/Tim Maple Volkswagen Rabbit Gr2 34. 242 R. Scott Koch/Tina Warner Datsun 210 Gr5 35. 256 Neville Green/Chuck Wiles Mercury Merkur XR4ti Gr5
58.) Culp also reported that the fast downhill sections of Stage 9, the well-known Brooklyn Tavern stage, are covered with sharp gravel. He says that this gravel ate one of his new tires while he was scouting photo locations Friday. If the gravel is still there, it could pose a problem for teams twice, as Stage 10 is the same road run in the opposite direction.
59.) The Chris Kouba/Gary Bockman Group 5 Mazda RX-7 that retired from the event yesterday was put out by transmission damage inflicted during an off when they stuck a tree stump and then a tree.
60.) Following today's first stage, Stage 7, Kurt Spitzner reports that it is now pouring. The locals, he says, insist that is only drizzling. 61.) From his vantage point, Spitzner felt that Choinier was running
very well, having gained perhaps 30 seconds on Brasil. Ralph Kosmides also appeared to be picking up the pace and seemed to have gained a similar amount on Rick Davis.
62.) Another entry that he felt was doing well was the Group 2 Toyota pickup of Chad Dykes and Deborah Fuller.
63.) The Mike Mailman/Shelly Kruse Group 2 Volkswagen Golf GTi has found another ditch, but will continue.
64.) The historic Group 5 Datsun 240-Z of Rick Hintz and Marc Swalley has its left-front fender flapping in the breeze, but Spitzner reports that there are still a couple of bolts holding it on.
65.) Prior to the start the day's second stage, the Mailman/Kruse Golf GTi retires with transmission failure.
66.) The Open Class Mazda Protégé of Rick Beson and Ben Bradley retired following Stage 7 for unknown reasons. However, Spitzner noted that it had a pronounced noise sounding like a cracked exhaust manifold when it passed his vantage point.
67.) After a receiving a new rear axle and a liberal application of 200-mph tape to deal with damage from yesterday's altercation with a bank and another rally car, the Robert Reeves/Tammy Reeves Group 5 Mazda RX-3 is running very strongly again.
68.) The Group 5 Golf GTi of Jeff Call and Brent Dille, which rolled yesterday, is running today with glass borrowed from the Golf of Todd Hartmann and Peter Yeeles. That car retired yesterday following differential failure.
69.) Spitzner reports that the spectator turnout is very large in the viewing areas and unofficial vantage points, and that the scenic vistas on today's stages are nothing short of spectacular.