RALLY: ProRally: Susquehannock Trail: Start order and breaking news

Start Order & Late Breaking News: SCCA® ProRally Championship Round 5 Susquehannock Trail WELLSBORO, Pennsylvania Over 85 performance rally cars from across North America and the World are entered in the 26th Susquehannock Trail Rally, ...

Start Order & Late Breaking News:
SCCA® ProRally Championship Round 5
Susquehannock Trail

WELLSBORO, Pennsylvania Over 85 performance rally cars from across North America and the World are entered in the 26th Susquehannock Trail Rally, the oldest continuously active SCCA ProRally Championship event in the country. The one-day event will be held on Pennsylvania state forest roads in the "Endless Mountains" to the South and West of Wellsboro. The rally starts Saturday morning, 01 June at 10:31 AM EST sharp, following an hour-and-a-half Parc Expose of all the performance rally cars entered.

Late Breaking News:

· Weather: As was the case last year, late spring rains can play havoc with team event strategies. Some thunderstorms caused local flooding, and steady light rains have been falling in Wellsboro all week, with the forecast calling for more of the same well into Friday. While it is still possible that some drying out will occur by the start of the rally on Saturday, causing some stages to be dusty, others are expected to be extremely slick and dust free, keeping the rest of the pack in the hunt. Two year's ago, the famous Water Crossing at the end of SS1 was cancelled due to high water, but it appears that this year the stage will happen, as the water level is 'right at' the go/no go threshold.

· New to SCCA ProRally, but not new to extreme motorsport, is a family name familiar to motorsport fans worldwide - Robby Unser is expected to be making his performance rally debut this weekend, with veteran co-driver Ed Wahl. Slated to be driving an SCCA Open class Subaru Impreza, Unser is making the jump from the roundtrack circuits of the Indy Racing League to SCCA ProRally, with an eye at returning the Unser name to Pikes Peak when the SCCA ProRally Championship makes its series debut there on June 29.

· All three Open class works teams have been very busy since Round 4, Rim of the World, with Subaru perhaps the busiest. Mark Lovell's #1 car, which rolled heavily on Day 1 in California was returned to the Prodrive shops in the UK to be completely re-shelled. Ramana Lagemann's #2 car, which lost its motor on day 2, has a new drivetrain. Manufacturers' Championship leader Hyundai is confident that it has its early transmission teething problems licked, and is expected to run very strong this weekend on roads that suit both its drivers and the prodigious horsepower of their motors well. Mitsubishi, working an uphill developmental battle on Rhys Millen's all-new Lancer Evo VII, may be the dark horse this weekend.

· Seamus Burke, last years driver's championship runner up, with Rory Kennedy return to the SCCA ProRally Championship after a 3 month hiatus, and will no doubt be placing even more 'independent pressure on the works teams of Hyundai, Subaru and Mitsubishi. Currently, the Championship is lead by David Higgins, in the independently entered AV Sport Subaru WRX. In the 2001 season, Burke, in his TAD Motorsports Mitsubishi Lancer, kept the works teams on their toes all season long.

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 Gr 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. <pre> Susquehannock Trail - SCCA ProRally Championship Round #5 30 May, 2002 Top 50 Start Order (subject to final revision) (final entry list available at www.stpr.org)

Start   Car #  Seed Class   Driver  Country              Co-Driver   Country    Car
1       25      0   Open    Seamus Burke USA            Rory Kennedy    IRL     00 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6.5
2       16      0   Open    David Higgins UK            Daniel Barritt  UK      02 Subaru Impreza WRX
3       6       0   Open    Paul Choiniere USA          Jeff Becker USA         03 Hyundai Tiburon
4       1       0   Open    Mark Lovell UK              Steve Turvey    UK      02 Subaru Impreza WRX
5       5       0   Open    Mark Higgins UK             Michael Gibson  UK      03 Hyundai  Tiburon
6       61      0   Open    Karl Scheible USA           Russ Hughes USA         02 Subaru Impreza WRX
7       2       1   Open    Ramana Lagemann USA         Michael Kidd    UK      02 Subaru Impreza WRX
8       3       1   Open    Rhys Millen USA             Garry Cowan NZ          02 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo  VII
9       110     1   Open    Mark Nelson USA             Charles Bradley USA     00 Mitsubishi Lancer  Evo VI
10      116     1   Open    Thomas Lawless USA          Brian Sharkey   IRL     97 Mitsubishi  Lancer Evo IV
11      80      1   Open    Jon Kemp USA                Rod Hendricksen USA     84 Audi quattro 4000
12      107     1   Open    Tim Paterson USA            John Allen  USA         97 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV
13      52      1   Open    Doug Shepherd USA           Pete Gladysz    USA     92 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
14      22      1   GN      Ralph Kosmides USA          Jimmy Brandt    USA     99 Subaru Impreza WRX Sti
15      44      1   GN      Henry Krolikowski USA       Cindy Krolikowski USA   00 Subaru Impreza WRS Sti
16      71      1   G5      Bryan Hourt USA             TBA                     95 Acura Integra
17      41      2   Open    John Drislane USA           Ronan Burke    USA      00 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI
18      768     2   Open    Celcus Donnelly             USA TBA                 97 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV
19      925     2   Open    Sakis Hadjiminas            USA TBA                 95 Subaru Impreza
20      83      2   GN      Mark Utecht USA             Jeff Secor  USA         02 Subaru Impreza WRX
21      989     2   GN      Vicente Frontinan USA       Frank Arruda    USA     99 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V
22      29      2   GN      Tim O'Neil USA              Martin Headland CAN     02 Subaru Impreza WRX
23      971     2   GN      Brendan Cunningham USA      Paul McClean    USA     97 Subaru Impreza
24      119     2   GN      Peter Malaszuk USA          Darek Szejerko  USA     02 Subaru Impreza WRX
25      857     2   GN      Peter Thomson CAN           TBA                     02 Subaru Impreza WRX
26      28      2   G2      Bill Malik  USA             Christian Edstrom   USA 93 Volvo 240
27      19      2   Open    Robby Unser USA             Ed Wahl USA             01 Subaru Impreza
28      64      2   Open    Sylvester Stepniewski USA   Adam Pelc   USA         87 Audi quattro
29      88      3   Open    Doug Havir  USA             Scott Putnam    USA     02 Subaru Impreza WRX
30      891     3   Open    Randy Zimmer USA            Dave Shindle    USA     96 Subaru Impreza
31      173     3   Open    Patrick Lilly USA           Aiden Denby USA         97 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV
32      185     3   Open    Jon Bogert USA              Daphne Bogert   USA     89 Toyota Celica All-Trac
33      928     3   Open    Dean Fry  USA               Greg Usavage    USA     90 Subaru Legacy
34      124     3   GN      Peter Workum CAN            Alex Gelsomino  USA     98 Subaru Impreza
35      957     3   GN      Malachy Crawford USA        Mark McAllister USA     02 Subaru Impreza WRX
36      45      3   GN      Shane Mitchell USA          Paul Donnelly   USA     02 Subaru WRX
37      937     3   GN      Patrick Farrell USA         Bob Kelly   IRL         00 Subaru Impreza WRX
38      914     3   GN      Noel Nash  USA              TBA                     97 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV
39      992     3   PGT     Bruce Perry USA             Adrian Wintle   CAN     92 Eagle Talon TSi
40      27      3   PGT     Greg Healey USA             TBA                     97 Subaru Impreza
41      207     3   G5      Dave Hintz  USA             Rick Hintz  USA         87 Mazda RX-7
42      90      3   G2      Lauchlin O'Sullivan USA     Matt Chester    USA     02 Mitsubishi Lancer RMR
43      42      3   G2      Eric Burmeister USA         Eric Adams  USA         01 Mazda Protégé MP3
44      885     3   P       Ted Mendham  USA            Lise Mendham    USA     91 Nissan Sentra SE
45      79      3   P       Jeff Field  USA             Dave Wieman USA         00 Toyota Celica GTS
46      86      3   P       Michael Halley USA          Sean Figgins    USA     99 VW New Beetle
47      981     4   Open    Paul Tingaud   USA          James Weigand   USA     TBA
48      126     4   Open    Aurthur Wojcik USA          Dominik Jozwiak USA     91 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
49      964     4   Open    David Anton USA             Andrew Coombs   USA     00 Toyota Celica
50      958     4   Open    Seward Ogden USA            Casey Blust USA         92 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4

The SCCA ProRally Championship is presented by Hyundai, Mitsubishi and Subaru, and is televised in North America on SpeedChannel. Time and date listing information available at www.speedtv.com

--scca pro racing-

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Series SCCA
Drivers Paul Choiniere , Jeff Becker , Alex Gelsomino , Ralph Kosmides , Bill Malik , Mark Nelson , Christian Edstrom , Seamus Burke , Peter Workum , John Allen , Rick Hintz , Mark Lovell , Rhys Millen , Mark McAllister , Bob Kelly , Mark Higgins , Peter Malaszuk , Shane Mitchell , Patrick Lilly , Jon Bogert , Bruce Perry , Eric Burmeister , Ted Mendham , Jeff Field , Tim O'Neil , Doug Havir , David Higgins , Robby Unser , Michael Gibson , Peter Thomson , Rod Hendricksen , Jeff Secor , Dave Shindle , Adrian Wintle , Daniel Barritt , Randy Zimmer , Martin Headland , Lise Mendham , Jimmy Brandt , Greg Healey , Rory Kennedy