ProRally: Susquehannock Trail Start Order and Late News

Eighty cars are entered in the 24th running of the Susquehannock Trail SCCA ProRally Championship event. All four Championship manufacturers (Hyundai, Toyota, Subaru and Mitsubishi) are represented, featuring the hugely successful Hyundai...

Eighty cars are entered in the 24th running of the Susquehannock Trail SCCA ProRally Championship event. All four Championship manufacturers (Hyundai, Toyota, Subaru and Mitsubishi) are represented, featuring the hugely successful Hyundai Tiburons, 8 Mitsubishi Lancers, and the debut of several new Subaru Imprezas, in both FIA Group N and SCCA specification Open categories. The one-day event will be held on National Forest roads in the area south and west of Wellsboro. The Rally starts tomorrow morning, Saturday 03 June at 10:31 AM EST.

Selected late entries, news (driver/co-driver):

* 1999 Production Class Driver Champion Karl Scheible & co-driver Russ Hughes; FIA Group N Class 1998 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V - Karl, recovering from his DNF at April's Oregon Trail event, with a convincing win at May's Rim of the World, and arrives here in the lead of the Overall Driver's Championship, a mere 2 points ahead of 7-time Champion Paul Choinere.

* 1999 Group 5 Champions Henry and Cindi Krolikowski will be making their 2000 ProRally debut at STPR, in their ProDrive Subaru WRX-Sti. The couple took the new Subaru for its first shakedown cruise at the SCCA Headwaters ClubRally event in Minnesota two weeks ago, and were pleased with the results, finishing 3rd overall.

* Also making its debut this weekend is another Group N FIA car, that doesn't fit the expected mold of Mitsubishi Lancers and Subaru WRX's - Padraig Purcell, a popular east coast driver, brought a Vauxhall Astra Gsi from his home country of Ireland, the first time a rally Vauxhall has been seen in this country in decades. A proven car, Purcell's Astra may be the wild-card of the event.

* The popular front running Canadian rallyists Frank and Dan Sprongl withdrew their entry at the last minute, due to insurmountable engine problems with their Audi, encountered at a Canadian rally event in May.

* The torrential late spring rains that much of central and eastern portions of the USA have been receiving over then past week are playing havoc not only with many teams travel to the rally, but with team event strategies as well. While certain stages will no doubt be dusty, giving advantage to the overall leader, others are expected to be slick or at least dust free, keeping the rest of the pack in the hunt.

<pre> Information regarding the start order list: Car # = number on vehicle. Car # under 200 are ProRally entries. Car # over 200 are generally ClubRally (regional) entrants. Class = Open, FIA A & N - fastest; are cars with considerable modifications; P (Production) - slowest; are cars very near to showroom stock configuration. G5 - two wheel drive high HP cars; G2 - two wheel drive lower horsepower cars; PGT - high horsepower production (stock) cars.

Susquehannock Trail SCCA ProRally Championship Round #4 02 June, 2000 Start Order (subject to revision) st Car Seed Class Driver Co-driver year Car 1 2 FIA Open Paul Choiniere Jeff Becker 00 Hyundai Tiburon 2 1 FIA Open Noel Lawler Charlie Bradley 00 Hyundai Tiburon 3 40 1 Open Bruno Kreibich Rod Hendricksen 83 Audi Coupe quattro 4 3 1 Open Jon Kemp Gail McGuire 84 Audi 4000 quattro 5 52 1 Open Doug Shepherd Peter Gladysz 92 Mitsubishi Eclipse 6 4 1 Open Garen Shrader Doc Shrader 95 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV 7 10 1 Open Pete Lahm Matt Chester 95 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV 8 6 1 FIA-N Henry Krolikowski Cindy Krolikowski 95 Subaru WRXSTI 9 45 1 FIA-N Erik Comas Julian Masters 97 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV 10 61 1 FIA-N Karl Scheible Russ Hughes 98 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V 11 589 2 Open Peter Cunningham Jim Gill 99 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI 12 5 1 Gr 5 Ralph Kosmides Ken Cassidy 96 Toyota Supra 13 20 2 Open George Plsek Renn Phillips 90 Audi Quattro 90 14 567 2 PGT Steve Nowicki Mark Sarnecki 90 Eagle Talon 15 71 2 Gr 5 Bryan Hourt Tom Tighe 97 Honda Civic 16 63 2 Gr 5 Tad Ohtake Bob Martin 98 Ford Escort ZX2 17 83 2 Gr 5 Mark Utecht Brenda Corneliusen 86 Dodge Omni turbo 18 180 2 Gr 2 Chris Havas Eric Tremblay 94 VW Golf 19 108 2 Gr 2 Gerald Sweet Stuart Spark 78 Saab 99 EMS 20 99 3 Open Sakis Hadjiminas Brian Maxwell 95 Subaru Impreza Turbo 21 64 3 Open Sylvester Stepniewski Adam Pelc 87 Audi 4000 quattro 22 175 3 Open Alex Erisoty Ben Greisler 89 Audi 90 quattro 23 29 3 Open Dean Fry Greg Usavage 90 Subaru Legacy 24 116 3 Open Thomas Lawless Brendan Lawless 91 Mitsubishi Eclipse 25 115 3 FIA-N Seamus Burke Frank Cunningham 97 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV 26 188 3 Gr 5 Andrew Havas Scott Slingerland 79 Mazda RX -7 27 123 3 FIA-N Vicente Frontinan Nicholas Pessoa 98 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V 28 166 3 Gr 5 John Daubenmier Stanley Rosen 88 Chevrolet S10 29 121 3 Gr 5 Mark Bowers Eric Adams 87 Mitsubishi Starion 30 565 4 FIA-N Russell Hodges Jeff Secor 95 Subaru WRX-STI 31 777 4 Open Scott Leonard David Weiman 92 Mitsubishi Eclipse 32 151 4 Open Carlos Lopez Steve Rourke 90 Eagle Talon 33 126 4 Open Arthur Wojcik Charles Cox 90 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 34 11 4 Open Ivan Orisek Olga Orisek 84 Audi 4000 quattro 35 22 4 PGT Mike Curran Mike Kelly 92 Mitsubishi Eclipse 36 168 4 PGT Celsus Donnelly Kevin Mitchell 90 Eagle Talon 37 42 4 Gr 2 Eric Burmeister Mark Buskirk 86 VW GTI 38 98 4 Gr 2 Bob Nielsen Brett Corneliusen 86 VW Golf 39 73 4 Gr 2 Nicholas Robinson Carl Lindquist 97 Honda Civic 40 65 4 Gr 5 Don Rathgeber Jim Brandt 87 Ford Mustang 41 987 4 Gr 2 Peter Reilly Phillip Assad 85 VW Golf 42 76 4 Prod Ted Mendham Lise Mendham 91 Nissan Sentra 43 55 4 Prod Brian Vinson Luke Stuart 88 VW Golf GTI 44 110 5 FIA-N Mark Nelson John Dillon 97 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV 45 155 5 FIA-N Padraig Purcell Patrick McGrath 96 Vauxhall Astra GSI 46 152 5 Open Wojciech Hajduczyk Cezary Fidler 92 Plymouth Laser 47 97 5 PGT Paul Dubinsky Yvon Dubinsky 92 Eagle Talon 48 109 5 PGT James Frandsen Jeffrey Williams 87 Audi S2 quattro 49 60 5 Gr 2 John Rahill Vladimir Hladky 85 VW Golf GTI 50 199 5 Gr 2 Michael White Michael Ronan 80 SAAB 99 GLI 51 185 5 Open Jon Bogert Daphne Bogert 88 Toyota Celica 52 70 5 PGT Kendall Russell Diane Sargent 94 Dodge Shadow 53 129 5 Gr 2 Scott Kreisler John Bonasera 86 Nissan 200SX 54 173 5 Gr 2 Patrick Lilly Mark McAllister 91 VW Golf GTI 55 15 6 Gr 2 Brad Hawkins Adrian Wintle 96 VW Golf GTI 56 137 5 Gr 2 Phil Smith Pam Smith 67 MGB-GT 57 932 5 Prod Dmitri Kishkarev Elena Roumaintseva 90 VW Golf 58 43 6 Open Carlos Arrieta, Sr. Dick Casey 84 Audi 4000 quattro 59 992 6 PGT Bruce Perry Philip Barnes 90 Eagle Talon 60 84 6 Gr 2 J.B. Niday Al Kintigh 86 VW Golf GTi 61 902 6 PGT Marty Allen Peter Watt 88 Mazda 323 GTX 62 187 6 Gr 5 John Shirley Jim Hurley 79 Triumph TR-7/V8 63 186 6 Open Jerry Cuffe John O'Reilly 90 Audi 80 Quattro 64 69 6 Gr 2 Charles Sherrill Mark Rea 89 Honda CRX si 65 937 6 Open Patrick Farrell James Farrell 91 Eagle Talon 66 931 6 PGT Donald Kennedy Keith Kennedy 97 Subaru Impreza 67 940 6 Gr 5 Niall Donnelly Garth Meegan 89 Mitsubishi Mirage 68 988 6 Gr 5 Todd Boudette Scott Adrienne 86 Dodge Omni GLH-T 69 112 6 Gr 5 Jens Larsen Robert Barrall 88 Mazda RX7 70 78 6 Prod Scott Naturale Patrick Munhall 88 VW Gti 71 167 6 Open David Green Michael Wilkerson 90 Eagle Talon 72 929 6 Gr 2 Declan Hegarty Kevin Mullen 86 VW Golf 73 933 6 P Ksenia Prokofjeva Serguei Grichetchkine 89 VW Golf 74 941 6 Gr 2 Daniel Cook Bill Rhodes 68 Datsun 510 75 946 6 Open Paul Tingaud Ian Forgays 84 Audi 4000 quattro 76 967 6 Prod Andy Bornhop Mark Williams 99 Hyundai Tiburon 77 901 6 Open Gerry Brinkman William Sekella 87 Audi 4000 quattro 78 505 6 Gr 2 Jon Hamilton Josh Westhaven 81 VW Golf GTI 79 944 6 Gr 2 Scott Williams Trisha Williams 84 VW Rabbit 80 973 6 Gr 2 Pablo Sanfrancisco Steven Reich 85 VW Golf

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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 , Andy Bornhop , Peter Watt , Peter Reilly , Donald Kennedy , Rod Hendricksen , Jeff Secor , Dmitri Kishkarev , Adrian Wintle , Mark Williams , Brian Maxwell , Lise Mendham , Mike Kelly
Teams Williams