ProRally: SCCA ProRally - Susquehannock Trail Preview

Fourth round (of nine) for the 2000 season. An 80 car field of SCCA and FIA Performance Rally cars from across North America will compete on the fast and smooth dirt and gravel roads near the famous 'Grand Canyon of the East" in north central ...

Fourth round (of nine) for the 2000 season. An 80 car field of SCCA and FIA Performance Rally cars from across North America will compete on the fast and smooth dirt and gravel roads near the famous 'Grand Canyon of the East" in north central Pennsylvania. This event is sanctioned by the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA).

<pre> When & Where: June 3, 2000; Wellsboro, PA; approximately 55 miles (90 kilometers) north of Williamsport, PA, 45 miles (75 kilometers) southwest of Elmira, NY.

Schedule: (subject to change) Friday, June 02, 2000 1:00 - 5:00; 6:00 - 9:00 PM Scrutineering at the Fairgrounds, Rt. 6, east of Wellsboro 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Practice Stage

Saturday, June 03, 2000 8:50 AM - 10:30 AM Parc Expose - on the Green - Main Street 10:31 AM sharp Official Start of Leg 1 Susquehannock Trail ProRally 3:10 PM - 4:30 PM Parc Expose - on the Green - Main Street 4:31 PM sharp Official Start Leg 2 Susquehannock Trail ProRally

Sunday, June 04, 2000 1:00 AM (approx.) First car finishes Susquehannock Trail ProRally at Fireman's Annex 8:00 AM Provisional results posted - Arcadia Theatre Lobby 8:45 AM Awards and prize giving - Arcadia Theatre

Selected entries (driver/co-driver): * 1999 Production Drivers Champion, and overall 2000 Rim of the World winner Karl Scheible, with Russ Hughes, 1998 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V. * 1999 Overall Manufacturer, Driver & Co-Driver Champions Noel Lawler & Charles Bradley; Open Class 2000 Hyundai Tiburon * Sno*Drift & OregonTrail overall winners Paul Choinere & Jeff Becker; 2000 Hyundai Tiburon * Canadian Performance Rally stars Frank and Dan Sprongl, 1992 Audi quattro * SCCA World Challenge and CART Super Touring road racing star Peter Cunningham with Jim Gill, 1999 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI * 1999 Rim of the World overall winners Garen & Doc Shrader; 1997 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV * European and Japanese road racing star and Oregon Trail sensation Erik Comas with Julian Masters, 1997 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV * 1998 Group 5 Driver Champion Ralph Kosmides with Ken Cassidy; 1996 Toyota Supra turbo

Additional interest: * The Manufacturers Championship is running wide open, with the upset overall victory of Karl Scheible's Group N Mitsubishi Lancer V at Rim of the World over the heavily favored Hyundai Tiburons. Adding to the overall battle are the debut of two ex-ProDrive Group N Subaru Impreza WRX-STis, one piloted by 1999 Group 5 Champion Henry Krolikowski. Eight Mitsubishi Lancer Evos are entered in this event, the largest collection of these vehicles in competition ever in North America.

* Heavy spring rains have swollen creeks in the area, which may make the event's famous water crossing particularly treacherous this year. The wet spring may also make this the first STPR in several years where dust isn't a strategic factor - adding to the excitement at the front of the pack.

* While the STPR event is geologically different in every way from last month's Rim of the World, with fast, smooth and well groomed roads, the event does, non-the-less, also have a history of high attrition. With the Manufacturers and Drivers overall points situation closer than ever, expect absolutely flat-out driving throughout this entire event.

Event Rank: This rally is a full points SCCA ProRally Championship event. Drivers earn points towards the national championship, and supporting manufacturers (Hyundai, Toyota, Subaru and Mitsubishi) earn points towards overall and class MFG Championships.

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Series SCCA
Drivers Jeff Becker , Ralph Kosmides , Ken Cassidy
Teams Williams