ProRally: Susquehannock Rally results


>From Andy Schupack, Michelin SCCA PRO Rally Series:

THE STUDENT SNOOKERS THE MASTER TO STEAL A MICHELIN PRO RALLY WIN AT SUSQUEHANNOCK TRAIL PRO RALLY IN PENNSYLVANIA WELLSBORO, Penn. -- June 5 -- As two-time defending champions in the SCCA/Michelin PRO Rally series, Paul Choiniere, from Shelburne, Vermont, and co-driver Jeff Becker, know a thing or two about rally strategy, but 11-time champion John Buffum, knows a lot more. Yet it was Choiniere - also Buffum's step-son - and Becker who used the rules to their advantage to win the Susquehannock Trail PRO Rally in their Audi Quattro S2. Buffum, from Colchester, Vermont, and Audi Quattro car-owner Bruno Kreibich, were leading the rally at the mid-point, and more importantly, were first on the road for each stage, avoiding the extremely dusty conditions that were plaguing the other competitors. Using a legal, but little used scoring maneuver similar to adding a stroke to a golf scorecard in exchange for moving your ball from a rough, Choiniere and Becker were able to position themselves first on the road for the last five stages of the event - a move which was worth at least 20 seconds a stage. The defending champions went on to a three minute-plus win over Buffum and Kreibich, despite transmission problems on the last stage. By the way, Buffum drove seven stages and Bruno drove five - an action legal under this year's rulebook. Last year, the pair swapped driving and co-driving duties as well at STPR, only to be disqualified from scoring national points. The Carl Merrill/Jon Wickens, from Ogunquit, Maine, in a Ford Escort Cosworth - which lost time early in the event with a loose water hose - was third, with the Henry Joy/Brian Maxwell Mitsubishi Eclipse, from Wilmette, Illinois, fourth. Choiniere takes over the series driver points lead with 58 points, while previous series leader Jeff Zwart, with his Porsche Carrera 4, skipped the event to prepare his car for the July 4 Pike's Peak Hillclimb. Zwart has 51 points. In the other classes, Yvan Joyal and Raymond Cadieux from Montreal won the Group 2 class in a Toyota Corolla; Rick Davis and Ben Greisler, from West Chester, Penn, were winners in Group A in their BMW M-3; Selcuk Karamanoglu and John McArthur, from Bath, Maine, captured Production GT in their Mitsubishi Eclipse; the Tad Ohtake/Bob Martin Ford Escort GT, from Dearborn, Mich., won the Production class; and Greg Healey/John MacLeod, from Hartsville, SC, drove their Dodge Ram 50 to a Rally Truck class win. In all, 31 of the 53 starters completed the high-speed, 124- mile course which has the fastest roads on the SCCA/Michelin PRO Rally circuit. The next event on the SCCA/Michelin PRO Rally circuit will be the Prescott Forest PRO Rally, to be held in Prescott, Arizona, July 8 - 9. SCCA/MICHELIN PRO RALLY SERIES ROUND #5 - SUSQUEHANNOCK TRAIL PRO RALLY WELLSBORO, PENNSYLVANIA JUNE 4 - 5, 1994 FINAL RESULTS Car Driver/ Vehicle/ National Class/ # Co-driver Hometown Tires Time 1 Paul Choiniere Shelburne, VT Audi Open Jeff Becker Great Neck, NY Quattro S2/ 2:15:49 Michelin 12 Bruno Kreibich Queens, NY Audi Quattro/ Open John Buffum S. Burlington, VT Michelin 2:19:05 3 Carl Merrill Ogunquit, ME Ford Escort Open Jon Wickens Bloomfield Hills, MI Cosworth/ 2:22:37 Michelin 5 Henry Joy Wilmette, IL Mitsubishi Open Brian Maxwell Port Hope, ONT Eclipse/ 2:25:03 Michelin 15 Selcuk Karamanoglu Bath, ME Mitsubishi Production GT John McArthur Honeoye Falls, NY Eclipse/ 2:27:28 Michelin 25 Rees Harris S. Burlington, VT Mazda 323GTX/ Production GT Constantine Mantopoulis Floral Park, NY Michelin 2:30:35 44 Yvan Joyal Pepentigny, Quebec Toyota Corolla/ Group 2 Raymond Cadieux St. Lazare, Quebec Nokia 2:33:34 66 Tad Ohtake Dearborn, MI Ford Escort Production Bob Martin Goodrich, MI Michelin 2:34:57 28 Mike Whitman Farmington, NM Datsun 510 Group 2 Jimmy Brandt Odessa, MI Michelin 2:36:30 27 Karl Scheible Spencerport, NY VW GTI Group 2 Wayne Scheible Hamlin, NY Michelin 2:36:32 19 Bob Elliott Rutland, VT VW GTI Production/ Mark Williams Gaithersburg, MD Bridgestone 2:37:32 33 Greg Healey Hartsville, SC Dodge Ram 50 Truck John MacLeod S. Easton, MA BFGoodrich 2:37:55 34 Mike Hurst Pendleton, IN Nissan 200SX Group 2 Rob Bohn Noblesville, IN Bridgestone 2:39:08 32 Dave Turner Hemet, CA Mitsubishi Production Bill Gutzmann Ontario, CA Eclipse 2:39:53 Michelin 24 Rick Swenson Highland Lakes, NJ Mazda 323GTX Production GT Rod Hendrickson Clinton, NJ Michelin 2:40:00 20 Jon Kemp Attica, NY Audi 4000 Open Paul Barrows Rochester, NY Michelin 2:41:07 22 Rick Davis West Chester, PA BMW M-3 Group A Ben Greisler Philadelphia, PA Michelin 2:41:53 38 Dick Casey Fairfax Station, VA VW GTI Group 2 Martin Dapot Reston, VA Colway 2:43:40 46 Dean Fry Mohnton, PA Subaru 4WD Open Don Kennedy Shillington, PA Colway 2:46:29 35 Peter Watt Peterborough, ONT Suzuki Swift Production Roger Sanderson Waterloo, ONT Bridgestone 2:47:14 47 Gerald Sweet Oakridge, NJ Saab 99 Group 2 Stuart Spark Woodcliff Lake, NJ Colway 2:48:08 51 Aleksandr Kishinevski Woodbridge, VA Toyota Celica Group 2 Bradley Hunt Orrtanna, PA Bridgestone 2:49:01 31 Leslie Suddard Wilmington, DE Dodge Omni Group 2 Cindy Krolikowski Wyandota, MI Colway 2:49:23 53 Jon Pizzagalli Winooski, VT VW GTI Group 2 John Springer Burlington, VT Colway 2:49:53 16 Cal Landau Coraopolis, PA Mitsubishi Production GT Eric Marcus Dayton, OH Eclipse/ 2:50:46 Michelin 50 Scott Kriesler Pottstown, PA Saab 99 Group 2 John Bonasera Trappe, PA Michelin 2:51:49 43 Jim Briggs Williston, VT Mazda 323GTX Production GT John Pyke Enosburg, VT Michelin 2:52:38 58 Carl Redner Walled Lake, MI Mazda RX-7 Open Nancy Redner Walled Lake, MI Michelin 2:53:25 49 Joe Gumkowski Buffalo, NY Ford Escort Open Gordon Tracz Amherst, NY Michelin 2:57:44 23 L. Mark Stone Somers, NY Nissan Violet Open Mark Goldfarb Atkinson, NH Michelin 3:06:10 56 Gerry Brinkman Freehold, NJ VW GTI Group 2 Robert Barrall Bethlehem, PA Colway 3:13:28 Did_Not_Finish 9 Doug Shepherd Plymouth, MI Eagle Talon Open Pete Gladysz Troy, MI Michelin DNF 13 Peter Moodie Kingston, Jamaica Mazda 323GTX Group A Michael Fennell Kingston, Jamaica Michelin DNF 98 Vinnie Frontinan Somerville, MA Toyota Group A Frank Arruda Johnston, RI Celica GT4/ DNF Michelin 14 Barry Lattreille Williamstown, ONT Eagle Talon Production GT Sandra Lattreille Williamstown, ONT Michelin DNF 18 Goran Ostlund San Salvador Saab 99 Group 2 Steve Baker Snohomish, WA Michelin DNF 30 Sam Bryan Kent, WA Saab 900 Group 2 Mark Simons Buckley, WA Michelin DNF 17 Tom Ottey Columbus, OH Mazda 323GTX Production GT Pam McGarvey Columbus, OH Michelin DNF 21 Carl Fisher Greenville, NH Dodge Omni Open Ted Mendham Lyndeboro, NH Michelin DNF 59 Sakis Hajiminas Floral Park, NY Audi 4000 Open Tom Burgess Vancouver, BC Quattro/ DNF Michelin 26 Ivan Orisek White Plains, NY Mitsubishi Production GT/ Olga Orisek White Plains, NY Eclipse/ DNF Michelin 29 Bruce Newey Atlanta, GA Mazda RX-7 Group 2 Kennon Rymer Knoxville, TN Michelin DNF 36 Jim Anderson Carrboro, NC Honda Prelude Production Charles Bradley Admore, PA Michelin DNF 37 Roland McIvor Beaver Falls, PA Mitsubishi Production GT Ellen Santarcangelo Beaver Falls, PA Eclipse DNF Michelin 39 Shu Lin Kuo Taiwan Dodge Omni Production Ivan Huang Taiwan Michelin DNF 41 Jonathan Crocker Dearborn, MI Honda CRX Group 2 Greg Brown Dearborn, MI Pirelli DNF 42 Pat Ayer S. Burlington, VT Mazda 323GTX Production GT Diane Houseal Trenton, NJ Michelin DNF 45 Damon Mayers Taunton, MA Toyota Corolla Group 2 Phil Barnes Cortland, NY Colway DNF 48 Wen Jen Lin Taiwan Mitsubishi Production GT Lance Smith Burlington, VT Eclipse DNF Michelin 52 Jerzy Wacker Bridgewater, NJ Audi Quattro Open Peter Bernart Randolph, NJ Michelin DNF 40 Keith Kreisler West Chester, PA Saab 900 Group 2 Chris Erney Reston, VA Michelin DNF 54 Dave Clement Rochester, NY Dodge Omni Open Greg Higham Goodrich, MI Bridgeston DNF 55 Kurt Thiel Rochester, NY VW GTI Group 2 Pete Nichols Rochester, NY Michelin DNF 57 Greg Trepetin N. Potomac, MD Mazda 323GTX Production GT Sonia Ivanovs N. Potomac, MD Bridgestone DNF -- Ben Bradley There are only two types of rally drivers: Those who HAVE rolled and those who WILL Portland, Oregon Will co-drive for food... ICSCC HP Opel Kadett #444

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Series SCCA
Drivers Paul Choiniere , Jeff Becker , Ted Mendham , Scott Kriesler , Roland McIvor , Jeff Zwart , Lance Smith , Peter Watt , Keith Kreisler , Kurt Thiel , John Buffum , Mark Simon , Mark Williams , Brian Maxwell , Jimmy Brandt , Greg Healey , Jim Anderson , Yvan Joyal , Rees Harris
Teams Williams