Contact: Shawn Bishop|
Tel:, (403) 277-6291
|Date: November 10, 2002|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Bragg Creek, AB - Jim Dewitte and navigator Joe Proteau drove a consistent race to a first place finish in the final event of the 2002 Western Regional Rally Championship. The win is Dewitte's second win in the three events of the series he entered.
Vancouver Driver Scott Trinder with his father Bob doing the co-driving duties drove a conservative race knowing they only had to finish Higher than fourth to take the championship. Not relaxing too much, the Trinders brought home their car to a second place finish in the podium, giving Scott the regional championship.
"We entered into the event with a conservative attitude," Said the younger Trinder, "and we were fortunate enough to finish with the title"
Third place in the rally was grasped by the Washington state team or driver Ross Foster and navigator Alan Perry. The duo recovered from spins on each of the first two stages, one spin taking them into the trees on Powderface trail.
2001 Series Champion Janusz Komorowski had a commanding lead, heading into the final stage but was plagued by a couple of problems on the road. Komorowski and Navigator Keith Morison had to stop to replace their hood after it flew open about 3 KM into the stage. The pair pushed to make up time, but were sidelined in the stage for over 8 minutes after putting the car off in a ditch about 4 Km from the end of the last special stage. .
Kananaskis 2002 - Results Pos. Total Diff. Driver Co-Driver Car Class 1 1:33:49 Jim Dewitte Joe Proteau Isuzu Impulse Open 2 1:35:27 1:38 Scott Trinder Bob Trinder Subaru Impreza Prod.Over 2L 3 1:36:00 2:11 Ross Foster Alan Perry Mazda 323 GTX Prod. Over 2L 4 1:40:34 6:45 Maciej Ogrocki Christina Williams Subaru Impreza Prod. Over 2L 5 1:43:41 9:52 Peter Hill Leanne Junnila Toyota Corolla Dinosaur 6 1:44:10 10:21 Michelle Monette Chris Monette Toyota Corolla Prod. Under 2L 7 1:44:31 10:42 Janusz Komorowski Keith Morison Eagle Talon Open 8 1:44:53 11:04 Zbigniew Szewczyk Tomasz Karzynski Toyota Celica Prod. Over 2L 9 1:45:02 11:13 Martin Burnley Graham Burnley Subaru Impreza Prod Over 2L 10 1:50:46 16:57 Penny Zuk Rome Awde VW GTI Prod. Under 2L 11 1:51:51 18:02 Richard Penrose Tony Penrose Toyota Corolla Grp. 2 12 1:53:23 19:34 Andrew Tilston Eric Grochowski Audi TT Prod. Over 2L DNF Bent Wheel Adam Scrivens Jan-Michael Stasiuk Datsun 510 Dinosaur DNF Off Road Tom Machnik Amy Quinn VW GTI Prod. Under 2L DNF Max late Charles Buren Teresa Holem Toyota MR2 Prod. Under 2L DNF Mechanical Peter Kadlubowski Kamil Kobos Toyota Corolla Grp, 2 DNF CV Joint Gord Olsen Kathy Olsen VW GTI 00Event Contacts:
Event Organizer: Mark Ward (403) 252-2037 firstname.lastname@example.org
Websites of interest
Kananaskis Rally: www.rrunracing.com/kananaskis
Calgary Sports Car Club: www.cscc.ab.ca
Canadian Association of Rallysport: www.carsrally.ca
Rally BC: www.rallybc.com
Camp Horizon: www.esmod.ab.ca/camphorizon/findus/findus.cfm
Pictures form the event: www.morison.ca/kananaskis02