ProRally: Susquehannock Trail ProRally Leg One Results

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SCCA ProRally Championship - Round #4 - Susquehannock Trail
Leg One Preliminary Results and Key Notes

At 11:15 AM Eastern Time this morning 80 rally cars began the 24th consecutive annual running of the SCCA Susquehannock Trail ProRally. Due to heavy rains, the event started 45 minutes later than originally scheduled, following the cancellation of SS1 due to high water.

Key Notes:

The rally began at the town center green in historic downtown Wellsboro PA, an early 19th century village located in the heavily wooded and predominantly rural north central part of the state. The weather was clear and cool, a stark change from the heavy overcast, hot and wet conditions of the past week, providing a perfect setting for the morning's extended Parc Expose.

Car # 946, a ClubRally entry driven by Paul Tingaud failed to make the start, and was replaced by #132, a ProRally late entry that was 'on the bubble.' The car, a Production Class 1986 VW Jetta; is driven by William Tremmel and co-driven by Peter Coleman.

The first retirements of the day are significant: 1999 Overall Champions Noel Lawler and Charles Bradley are out with a blown head gasket, and Bruno Kreibich, who was 3rd car on the road, is out with oil pressure problems which developed on the transit to SS2. A complete listing is shown below.

Eric Comas, the internationally known Nissan works driver and reigning Japanese GT champion, who began his rallying career at the Oregon Trail event in April, is here to continue on his learning curve. In SS4 Comas learned all about trees in curves, clipping one with the right front corner in a turn that he said "looked like a 4th gear turn". During a pre-event interview, Comas confirmed that he will be entering the Wild West SCCA ProRally Championship event this September, and will also be entering two events in Europe this summer: One in Paris, and another in the UK.

The conditions are near ideal for STPR, which has been dry hot and dusty for the last several years. Described as 'wicked fast' by Matt Chester, co-driver for the #10 Mitsubishi Lancer of Peter Lahm, a sentiment that was echoed by Brian Maxwell who found the conditions 'typical' of STPR, but without the blinding dust.

SCCA Susquehannock Trail ProRally Championship Round #4 03 June, 2000 Leg Two Start Order (after re-seeding)

<pre> st Fin Car Seed Class Driver Co-driver year Car 2 1 2 FIA Open Paul Choiniere Jeff Becker 00 Hyundai Tiburon 9 2 45 1 FIA-N Erik Comas Julian Masters 97 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV 4 3 3 1 Open Jon Kemp Gail McGuire 84 Audi 4000 quattro 5 4 52 1 Open Doug Shepherd Peter Gladysz 92 Mitsubishi Eclipse 6 5 4 1 Open Garen Shrader Doc Shrader 95 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV 24 6 116 3 Open Thomas Lawless Brendan Lawless 91 Mitsubishi Eclipse 7 7 10 1 Open Pete Lahm Matt Chester 95 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV 36 8 168 4 PGT Celsus Donnelly Kevin Mitchell 90 Eagle Talon 10 9 61 1 FIA-N Karl Scheible Russ Hughes 98 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V 27 10 123 3 FIA-N Vicente Frontinan Nicholas Pessoa 98 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V 12 11 5 1 Gr 5 Ralph Kosmides Ken Cassidy 96 Toyota Supra 22 12 175 3 Open Alex Erisoty Ben Greisler 89 Audi 90 quattro 11 13 589 2 Open Peter Cunningham Jim Gill 99 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI 8 14 6 1 FIA-N Henry Krolikowski Cindy Krolikowski 95 Subaru WRXSTI 39 15 73 4 Gr 2 Nicholas Robinson Carl Lindquist 97 Honda Civic 19 16 108 2 Gr 2 Gerald Sweet Stuart Spark 78 Saab 99 EMS 20 17 99 3 Open Sakis Hadjiminas Brian Maxwell 95 Subaru Impreza Turbo 18 18 180 2 Gr 2 Chris Havas Eric Tremblay 94 VW Golf 29 19 121 3 Gr 5 Mark Bowers Eric Adams 87 Mitsubishi Starion 15 20 71 2 Gr 5 Bryan Hourt Tom Tighe 97 Honda Civic 17 21 83 2 Gr 5 Mark Utecht Brenda Corneliusen 86 Dodge Omni turbo 28 22 166 3 Gr 5 John Daubenmier Stanley Rosen 88 Chevrolet S10 16 23 63 2 Gr 5 Tad Ohtake Bob Martin 98 Ford Escort ZX2 62 24 187 6 Gr 5 John Shirley Jim Hurley 79 Triumph TR7-V8 51 25 185 5 Open Jon Bogert Daphne Bogert 88 Toyota Celica 47 26 97 5 PGT Paul Dubinsky Yvon Dubinsky 92 Eagle Talon 26 27 188 3 Gr 5 Andrew Havas Scott Slingerland 79 Mazda RX -7 21 28 64 3 Open Sylvester Stepniewski Adam Pelc 87 Audi 4000 quattro 44 29 110 5 FIA-N Mark Nelson John Dillon 97 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV 59 30 992 6 PGT Bruce Perry Phillip Barnes 90 Eagle Talon 35 31 22 4 PGT Mike Curran Mike Kelly 92 Mitsubishi Eclipse 23 32 29 3 Open Dean Fry Greg Usavage 90 Subaru Legacy 49 33 60 5 Gr 2 John Rahill Vladimir Hladky 85 VW Golf GTI 43 34 55 4 P Brian Vinson Luke Stuart 88 VW Golf GTI 48 35 109 5 PGT James Frandsen Jeffrey Williams 87 Audi S2 quattro 37 36 42 4 Gr 2 Eric Burmeister Mark Buskirk 86 VW GTI 65 37 937 6 Open Patrick Farrell James Farrell 91 Eagle Talon 50 38 199 5 Gr 2 Michael White Michael Ronan 80 SAAB 99 GLI 38 39 98 4 Gr 2 Bob Nielsen Brett Corneliusen 86 VW Golf 46 40 152 5 Open Wojciech Hajduczyk Cezary Fidler 92 Plymouth Laser 40 41 65 4 Gr 5 Don Rathgeber Jim Brandt 87 Ford Mustang 77 42 901 6 Open Gerry Brinkman William Sekella 87 Audi 4000 quattro 76 43 967 6 P Andrew Bornhop Mark Williams 00 Hyundai Tiburon 41 44 987 4 Gr 2 Peter Reilly Phillip Assad 85 VW Golf 34 45 11 4 Open Ivan Orisek Olga Orisek 84 Audi 4000 quattro 42 46 76 4 P Ted Mendham Lise Mendham 91 Nissan Sentra 30 47 565 4 FIA-N Russell Hodges Jeff Secor 95 Subaru WRX-STI 66 48 931 6 PGT Donald Kennedy Keith Kennedy 97 Subaru Impreza 75 49 132 6 P William Tremmell Peter Coleman 86 VW Jetta Gli 13 50 20 2 Open George Plsek Renn Phillips 90 Audi Quattro 90 52 51 70 5 PGT Kendall Russell Diane Sargent 94 Dodge Shadow 56 52 137 5 Gr 2 Phillip Smith Pam Smith 67 MGB-GT 80 53 973 6 Gr 2 Pablo Sanfrancisco Steven Reich 85 VW Golf 55 54 15 6 Gr 2 Brad Hawkins Adrian White 96 VW Golf GTi 57 55 932 6 P Dmitri Kishkarev Elena Roumaintseva 90 VW Golf 58 56 43 6 Open Carlos Arrieta, Sr Dick Casey 84 Audi 4000 quattro 64 57 69 6 Gr 2 Charles Sherrill Mark Rea 89 Honda CRX 72 58 929 6 Gr 2 Declan Hegarty Kevin Mullen 86 VW Golf 61 59 902 6 PGT Marty Allen Peter Watt 88 Mazda 323 GTX 74 60 941 6 Gr 2 Daniel Cook Bill Rhodes 68 Datsun 510 79 61 944 6 Gr 2 Scott Williams Trisha Williams 84 VW Rabbit 63 62 186 6 Open Jerry Cuffe John O'Reilly 90 Audi 80 Quattro 69 63 112 6 Gr 5 Jens Larsen Robert Barrall 88 Mazda RX7 73 64 933 5 P Ksenia Prokofjeva Serguei Grichetchkine 90 VW Golf 70 65 78 6 P Scott Naturale Patrick Munhall 88 VW Golf Gti 54 66 173 5 Gr 2 Patrick Lilly Mark McAllister 91 VW Golf Gti

SCCA® Susquehannock Trail ProRally Championship Round #4 03 June, 2000 Leg One Retirements

Car Drivers Name        Co-Drivers Name    Class   Year    Make    stage   Retirement cause (unofficial)
40  Bruno Kriebich      Rod Hendricksen    Open    83  Audi        Transit Oil pressure
1   Noel Lawler         Charles Bradley    Open    00  Hyundai     SS2     Head gasket
126 Arthur Wojcik       Charles Cox        Open    90  Mitsubishi  SS2     Transfer case
129 Scott Kreisler      John Bonasera      Gr 2    86  Nissan      SS2     Accident
84  JB Niday            Al Kintigh         Gr 2    86  VW          SS2     Left front hub
115 Seamus Burke        Frank Cunningham   FIA-N   97  Mitsubishi  SS3     Rear suspension
777 Scott Leonard       David Weiman       Open    92  Mitsubishi  SS3     Fluid leaks
155 Padraig Purcell     Patrick McGrath    FIA-N   96  Vauxhall    SS3     Oil Cooler
567 Steve Nowicki       Scott Harvey Jr    PGT     90  Eagle       SS4     Accident
15  Brad Hawkins        Adrian White       Gr 2    96  VW          SS4     unknown
940 Niall Donnelly      Garth Meegan       Gr 5    92  Mitsubishi  SS4     mechanical
152 Wojciech Hajduczyk  Cezary Fidler      Open    92  Plymouth
988 Todd Bourdette      Scott Adrienne     Gr 5    86  Dodge
167 David Green         Michael Wilkerson  Open    90  Eagle
151 Carlos Lopez        Steve Rourke       Open    90  Eagle               Service Suspension damage from SS3
505 Jon Hamilton        Josh Westhaven     Gr 2    81  VW          2Gr 5

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Series SCCA
Drivers Paul Choiniere , Jeff Becker , George Plsek , Ralph Kosmides , Mark Nelson , Seamus Burke , Frank Cunningham , Ken Cassidy , David Green , Mark McAllister , Peter Cunningham , Patrick Lilly , Jon Bogert , Bruce Perry , Eric Burmeister , Ted Mendham , Jon Hamilton , Erik Comas , John Shirley , Rob Nicholas , Peter Watt , Peter Reilly , Donald Kennedy , Rod Hendricksen , Jeff Secor , Scott Harvey , Dmitri Kishkarev , Mark Williams , Brian Maxwell , Lise Mendham , Mike Kelly
Teams Williams