ProRally: Wild West ProRally start order, late news

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Start Order & Late Breaking News:
SCCA ProRally Championship Round # 7 - Wild West

Olympia, Washington: With the 2000 season entering its final three, and some say most challenging, events of the year, 54 Sports Car Club of America ProRally and ClubRally cars are set to start the Wild West SCCA ProRally, on the fast and hard gravel logging roads of the Simpson Timber Company situated in the scenic coastal mountains of Washington State. The Rally starts tomorrow afternoon, Friday September 15 from downtown Shelton, WA (about 20 miles west of Olympia) at 6:00 PM PDT. Immediately preceding the start in Downtown Shelton will be a Parc Expose for the entrants. The Parc Expose starts at 4 PM.

Selected late entries, news
Nearly all of the leading SCCA ProRally Championship teams are in attendance, including the Hyundai Tiburons of Paul Choiniere and Noel Lawler, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV and V of Garen Shrader and Karl Scheible respectively, and growing herd of Subaru Imprezas, (9 of the 54 entrys) featuring local favorites Paul Eklund, Lee Shadbolt and Patrick Richard. With most driver's championship's undecided, good showings this weekend will determine the remaining season's schedule for many teams.
· High on that list of decision makers are a pair of central USA teams, from Minnesota and Ohio, that have been locked in a real scrap of a street fight for Group 5 honors. With Ralph Kosmides' big horsepower Toyota Supra turbo withdrawn for the balance of the season, the battle is down to Bryan Hourt's "new school" supercharged Honda Civic, and Mark Utecht's irrepressibly periwinkle "old school" Dodge Omni GLH turbo.
§ While Choiniere and Scheible battle it out at the front of the pack for overall Drivers' Championship points, these two-wheel drive specialists are driving so hard, they are expected to be in the top ten, right alongside cars with considerably more sophisticated drivetrains and power.
· The duo of new Impreza turbos from southern California driven by Lon Peterson and rookie driver Jonathan Ryther have had some developmental teething problems at earlier events, but if solved, Peterson will make a fine show here. The long anticipated debut of Eric Eaton's new Impreza 2.5 RS should also become a reality this weekend as well.
· A light rain is in the forecast for tonight, with clearing skys and moderate temperatures predicted for the weekend, making for great driving, and spectating.

<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; GT - high horsepower production (stock) cars. Un-seeded cars are entered in the ClubRally support events only.

Wild West SCCA ProRally Championship Round #7 15-16 September, 2000 Final Start Order (subject to revision) start Car# Seed Class Driver Co-driver year Car 1 1 FIA Open Noel Lawler Charlie Bradley 00 Hyundai Tiburon 2 2 FIA Open Paul Choiniere Jeff Becker 00 Hyundai Tiburon 3 61 FIA Open Karl Scheible Russ Hughes 98 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V 4 4 1 Open Garen Shrader Michael Fennell 95 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV 5 89 1 Gr 2 Dave White Jimmy Brandt 88 VW Golf GTI 6 160 2 Open Eric Eaton Kenny Almquist 99 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS 7 32 2 Open Paul Eklund Scott Huhn 95 Subaru Impreza 8 304 2 Open Lon Peterson Bill Gutzmann 00 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS 9 20 2 Open George Plsek Alex Glesomino 90 Audi Quattro 90 10 35 2 Open Lee Shadbolt Robert Sherman 97 Subaru Impreza 11 162 2 GT Patrick Richard Ben Bradley 98 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS 12 71 2 Gr 5 Bryan Hourt Jay Kowalik 97 Honda Civic 13 83 2 Gr 5 Mark Utecht Brenda Corneliusen 86 Dodge Omni turbo 14 39 3 Gr 5 Carl Jardevall Amity Trowbridge 83 Volvo 740 turbo 15 107 3 Open Tim Paterson Scott Ferguson 97 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV 16 398 3 Open Kurosh Jahromi Gunda Jahromi 93 Ford Escort Cosworth 17 51 3 Gr 2 Jay Streets Bill Feyling 85 Toyota Corolla 18 55 3 P Brian Vinson Richard Beets 97 Plymouth Neon ACR 19 165 3 P Dennis Chizma Claire Chizma 73 Porsche 911 20 18 3 P Ivor Wigham John Allen 98 Acura Integra Type R 21 207 6 Gr 5 Dave Hintz Rick Hintz 85 Mazda RX-7 turbo 22 110 5 FIA-N Mark Nelson John Dillon 97 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV 23 232 5 GT Mark Tabor John Elkin 89 Mazda 323 GTX 24 84 5 Gr 2 J.B. Niday Al Kintigh 86 VW Golf GTi 25 131 5 P Jon Tabor Kevin Poirier 92 Nissan Sentra SE-R 26 379 6 Open Jonathan Ryther Nicholas Taylor 00 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS 27 251 6 Open Kevin Pennington Janice Damitio 84 Audi 4000 Quattro 28 245 6 Open Carey Wright Alan Wright 88 Mazda 323 GTX 29 275 6 Gr 2 Nat T-Stow Aaron Montgomery 87 VW Golf GTI 30 201 5 Gr 2 Todd Hartmann Shawn Callahan 86 VW Golf GTi 31 74 6 Open Ramana Lagemann TBA 91 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 32 250 6 Gr 2 Jeff Call Rick Meade 00 VW Golf 33 252 Open Scott Trinder Bob Trinder 88 Toyota Celica All-trac 34 248 Open Michael Mailman DJ Flagg 87 Audi quattro coupe 35 272 Gr 5 Robert Reaves Tammy Reaves 73 Mazda RX-3 36 258 Gr 2 David Schrenk Chad Little 86 SAAB 900 37 223 GT Greg Lingelbach Steve Andrews 90 Eagle Talon 38 254 GT Jack Brodhead Jim Jump 91 Eagle Talon TSi 39 299 Gr 2 Michael Leonard TBA 79 SAAB 900 40 214 Gr 5 Joe Noyes Ken Ruiz 93 Toyota Supra 41 283 Gr 2 Nate Tennis Nate Petitt 73 SAAB 99 42 288 Open Gary Cavett Mika Lepisto 85 Subaru RX turbo 43 255 Open Andy Sharples Julie Sharples 89 Subaru RX 44 256 Gr 5 Neville Green TBA 88 Merkur XR4Ti 45 274 Open Ian Drucker TBA 89 Toyota Corolla AWD 46 264 Open John Teeter Lee Sorenson 91 Mitsubishi Galant VR4 47 261 GT Ron Sorem Josh Sorem 87 Subaru RX 48 242 Gr 5 R Scott Koch Jarred Swalwell 79 Datsun 210 49 286 Gr 5 Roger Jackman John Meloy 77 Dodge Colt 50 271 Gr 2 Matt Tabor Kristen Tabor 86 Toyota Corolla 51 206 Gr 5 Peter VanBogart Matt VanBogart 79 VW Rabbit 52 208 Gr 5 Martin Ford David Weimen 82 Alfa-Romeo GTV-6 53 263 Gr 2 Daniel Garber Troy Grabtree 86 Toyota Corolla 54 287 P Andrew Jacobs Scott Morgan 88 Honda Civic DX

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Series SCCA
Drivers Paul Choiniere , Jeff Becker , George Plsek , Ralph Kosmides , Joe Noyes , Paul Eklund , Scott Huhn , Carl Jardevall , Amity Trowbridge , Jay Streets , Bill Feyling , Mark Nelson , John Allen , Rick Hintz , Chad Little , Scott Trinder , Todd Hartmann , Greg Lingelbach , Nate Tennis , Dave White , Michael Leon , Patrick Richard , Jimmy Brandt , Scott Ferguson