ProRally: Maine Forest Winter Rally Results

>From Andy Schupack, SCCA Michelin PRO Rally Series: CANADIAN BROTHERS EDGE U.S. RALLY CHAMPION IN FINAL MICHELIN EVENT RUMFORD, Maine -- December 4 -- The final round of the 1994 SCCA/Michelin PRO Rally series through the Boise Cascade...

>From Andy Schupack, SCCA Michelin PRO Rally Series:

CANADIAN BROTHERS EDGE U.S. RALLY CHAMPION IN FINAL MICHELIN EVENT RUMFORD, Maine -- December 4 -- The final round of the 1994 SCCA/Michelin PRO Rally series through the Boise Cascade and Seven Islands forests here turned out to be the closest of the season as Frank and Dan Sprongl of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada edged Paul Choiniere, from Shelburne, Vermont, and Jeff Becker by only five seconds at the fourth annual Maine Forest Rally. Sprongl, who clinched the Canadian Rally National Championship just last week, had a 40 second lead in his Audi Quattro S-2 after Friday's action, but Choiniere's Hyundai Elantra, making its national debut, caught Spongl on the last stage and looked like it was headed for Paul's fifth win of the year. Unfortunately for Choiniere and Hyundai, the drive shaft broke only a quarter of a mile from the finish, and Sprongl scored his narrow win. Ogunquit, Maine's Carl Merrill, the only local-based entry, was third in his Ford Escort Cosworth. Other class winners included Bob Elliott/John Hart, Rutland, Vermont, in a VW GTI (fourth overall and first in the Production class); Vinnie Frontinan/Frank Arruda, Cambridge, Mass., Toyota All-trac (sixth overall and first in Group A); Cal Landau/Eric Marcus, Coraopolis, Penn., Mitsubishi Eclipse (10th overall and first in Production GT); and Karl Scheible/Wayne Scheible, Spencerport, NY, VW GTI (11th overall and first in Group 2). In the battle for the Group A season championship, the Jamaican team of Peter Moodie and Michael Finnell drove their Mazda 323GTX to a second place class finish to edge the BMW M-3 duo of Rick Davis and Ben Greisler, from West Chester, Penn. Moodie won the title by six points over Davis, who lead most of the season. Other year-end champions included Paul Choiniere (overall national champion - fourth title in five years); Selcuk Karamanoglu, Bath Maine, Mitsubishi Eclipse (Production GT); Dave Turner, Hemet, California, Mitsubishi Eclipse (Production); Goran Ostlund, El Salvador, Saab 99 (Group 2); Jeff Hendricks, Prescott, Arizona, Jeep Comanche (Rally Truck). MAINE FOREST RALLY '94 - ROUND #11 OF THE SCCA/MICHELIN PRO RALLY SERIES December 2-3, 1994 Rumford, Maine - Entry List Final Results Start Car Driver/ Hometowns Vehicle/Class Pos # Co-Driver Division/Time 1 11 Frank Sprongl Ontario Audi Quattro/Open Dan Sprongl Ontario National/2:16:57 2 1 Paul Choiniere Shelburne, VT Hyundai Elantra/Open Jeff Becker Great Neck, NY National/2:17:02 3 3 Carl Merrill Ogunquit, ME Ford Cosworth John Bellefleur Toronto, ONT National/2:23:30 4 18 Bob Elliott Rutland, VT VW GTI/Prod John Hart Hydeville, VT National/2:25:47 5 14 Bruno Kreibich Ridgewood, NY Audi Quattro/Open Rod Hendricksen Clinton, NJ National/2:26:59 6 98 Vicente Frontinan Cambridge, MA Toyota Celica GT4/Gp A Francisco Arruda Johnston, RI National/2:29:15 7 12 Peter Moodie Jamaica Mazda 323/Group A Mike Fennell Jamaica National/2:30:48 8 5 Henry Joy Atlanta, MI Mitsubishi Eclipse/Open Brian Maxwell Port Hope, ONT National/2:32:12 9 99 Frank Cunningham Boston, MA Toyota Celica GT4/Gp A Ray Cunningham Galway, Ireland National/2:35:06 10 16 Cal Landau Coraopolis, PA Mitsubishi Eclipse/GT Eric Marcus Dayton, OH National/2:37:15 11 22 Karl Scheible Spencerport, NY VW GTI/Gp 2 Wayne Scheible Hamlin, NY National/2:37:25 12 30 Damon Mayers Taunton, MA Toyota Corolla/Gp 2 Matt Chester Atlanta, GA National/2:39:20 13 31 Jim Briggs Shelburne, VT Mazda 323/GT Chris Poulin Williston, VT National/2:46:15 14 33 John Pezzi Minoa, NY VW Golf/Gp 2 Gary Jones Balston Spa, NY National/2:47:44 15 20 Jon Kemp Attica, NY Audi 4000Q/Open Paul Barrows Rochester, NY National/2:49:48 16 23 Mike Hurst Pendleton, IN Nissan 200SX/Gp 2 Rob Bohn Noblesville, IN National/2:50:47 17 32 Dean Fry Mohnton, PA Subaru 4WD/Open Don Kennedy Shillington, PA National/2:53:49 18 28 Jim Anderson Carrboro, NC Honda Prelude/Prod Jim Hurley Knoxville, TN National/2:56:44 19 24 Dick Casey Fairfax, VA VW GTI/Gp 2 Martin Dapot Reston, VA National/2:57:29 20 21 Rick Davis West Chester, PA BMW M-3/Gp A Ben Greisler Philadelphia, PA National/2:59:11 21 27 Leslie Suddard Wilmington, DE Dodge Charger/Open Anne Thomas Nashua, NH National/3:02:48 DNF 34 Pat Ayer S. Burlington, VT Audi Quattro/Open Ray Cadieux St. Lazarus, QUE National/DNF DNF 35 Greg Trepetin North Potomac, MD Mazda 323/GT Sonia Trepetin North Potomac, MD National/DNF DNF 15 Rees Harris S. Burlington, VT Mazda 323/Prod. GT C. Mantopoulas Staten Island, NY National/DNF DNF 17 Sam Bryan Kent, WA Saab 900/Group 2 Rob Walden Seattle, WA National/DNF -- Ben Bradley -There are only two types of rally drivers: Those who HAVE rolled and those who WILL Portland, Oregon, USA -Will co-drive for food... 89 323 GTX, 85 Omni GLHt -ICSCC HP Opel Kadett #444

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Series SCCA
Drivers Paul Choiniere , Jeff Becker , Frank Cunningham , Frank Sprongl , Rod Hendricksen , Brian Maxwell , Jim Anderson , Rees Harris
Teams Lazarus