Pirelli Sunriser 400 Forest Rally
NARA Rally Championship
Chillicothe, OH

October 2-3, 1976

Official Results

Courtesy of Don Rathgeber


NARA Sanction Number: 76-8
Chairman: Richard D. Paddock
Organizing Group: Columbus Rally Club, Ohio Valley Region SCCA
38 Starters
29 Finishers
21 Stages 
Event Length: 321.31


OA       Driver
POS CAR# Co-Driver        Hometown           Vehicle             Score
 1    2  John Buffum      S. Burlington, VT  73 Porsche Carrera  l0492
         Vicki            Shelburne, VT        
 2    5  Tom Tolles       Alexandria, VA     Volvo 142S          10922
         Virginia Reese   Ann Arbor, MI        
 3    1  Gene Henderson   Pinckney, MI       76 AMC Jeep CJ-7    10930
         Ken Pogue        Berkley, MI         
 4    3  Bob Hourihan     Northville, MI     74 Porsche Carrera  11150
         Doug Shepherd    Ann Arbor, MI       
 5    6  Eric Jones       Columbus, OH       72 Datsun H510      11303
         Ron Sinclair     Stoney Creek, Ont   
 6   3O  Joel Beyerle     Troy, MI           72 Dodge Colt       11340 
         Larry Schmidt    Rochester, MI       
 7   27  Don Jankowski    Farmington, MI     72 Dodge Colt       11349
         Ray Thompson     Birmingham, MI      
 8    8  John Chalmers    Findlay, OH        72 Datsun H510      11550
         Ralph Starr      Columbus, OH        
 9   36  Walt Wagner      E. Lansing, MI     73 Datsun 240Z      11563
         Roger Culbert    Jackson, MI         
10   23  Loyal Jodar      Petoskey, MI       73 Ford 4WD Capri   11614
         Jon Wickens      Livonia, MI
11   32  Jon Davis        Houghton, MI       76 SAAB 99          11691
         Harry Ward       Toledo, OH
12   29  Rich Schneider   Dix Hills, NY      72 Datsun 510       11812
         Bob Lyle         Keene, NH
13   11  Dan Thiel        Rochester, NY      69 Volvo 142        12096
         Andy Mayfield    Rochester, NY                           
14   13  Dick Robnett     Troy, MI           71 Opel Manta       12126
         John Huber       Troy, MI 
15   35  Bruno Kreibich   Ridgewood, NY      64 VW Karmann Ghia  12171
         Charles Walla    Queens, NY
16    7  Brian Rebney     Saginaw, MI        71 Datsun PL 510    12289 
         Clark Bond       Bay City MI         
17   10  Bill Dodd        South Amherst, OH  71 Ford Capri       12349  
         Jerry Rosegger   Shaker Heights, OH           
18   22  Tom Hamilton     Cleveland, OH      73 SAAB 99          12366
         Jim Sweeney      Cleveland, OH                                   
19   18  David Schipper   Ann Arbor, MI      66 Volvo 122S       12523
         Jim Kloosterman  Belleville, MI                              
19   21  Wally Margolis   Avon Lakes, OH     71 Dodge Colt       12523
         Gary Yoder       Bay Village, OH                             
21   31  James C. Walker  Ann Arborm MI      72 Volvo 142S       12594   
         Joe LeBeau       Lebanon, IN                                     
22   33  Ken Osburn       Grosse Pointe, MI  74 Datsun 620 Truck 12665
         Kit Defever      Grosse Pointe, MI                             
23   17  William Burdette Columbus, OH       69 BMW              12838
         Gary Stevens     Columbus, OH  
24   39  Al J. Schmit     Fort Lee, NJ       73 VW 113           12880
         Jim Damerell     Bronx, NY       
25   40  Fred Olds        Grosse Pointe, MI  71 Datsun 510       13308
         Jim McDonald     Troy, MI                 
26   14  David Sampson    Chillicothe, OH    74 Toyota Celica    13381
         Byron Senff      Chillicothe, OH
27   25  Joe Deluca       Morristown, NJ     73 Mazda RX-2       13698   
         Scott Hughes     Somerville, NJ                                
28   19  Stewart Levin    Southfield, MI     72 Dodge Colt       14089  
         Gene Albright    Sterling Hts, MI     
29   26  Richard Kobylski Traverse City, MI  69 Volvo 144S       14253  
         Dennis Rueter    Fenton, MI 
DNF   4  Guy Light        Bay City, MI       73 SAAB 99 Turbo
         Don Jekal        Saginaw, MI            
DNF   9  Warren Sumner    Hamilton, Ont      70 Datsun 510
         Alan Mitchell    Hamilton, Ont                       
DNF  15  Jerry Sproat     Columbus, OH       76 Dodge Colt
         Robert Griffith  Columbus, OH  
DNF  16  Mark Hardymon    W. Lafayette, IN   69 Datsun 510
         Norn Gable       N. Manchester, IN           
DNF  20  Rudy Kren        Berea, OH          72 Datsun 510
         Jack Weese       Berea, OH
DNF  28  Norm Hanford     Ligonier, IN       75 Plymouth Trail Duster
         Dave Nicholas    Misawaka, IN
DNF  34  Leonard Putz     Cleveland, OH      75 Ford Pinto
         Tom Schmidt      Berea, OH
DNF  38  Paul Bacina      Allen Park, MI     69 Ford Mustang
         Don Rathgeber    Livonia, MI            
DNF  41  Charles LeVine   Liverpool, NY      64 Volvo 122S
         Esther LeVine    Liverpool, NY

PIRELLI SUNRISER 400 FOREST RALLY
October 2-3, 1976
PRIZE MONEY DISTRIBUTION

John Buffum                                           Gene Henderson
Team Libra                  Tom Tolles                Competition Ltd
$400.00 NARA 1st OA         $300.00 NARA 2nd OA       $200.00 NARA 3rd OA
 225.00 S400 1st OA          175.00 S400 2nd OA        150.00 S400 3rd OA
 100.00 10 stage 1st         100.00 1st Seed 2           5.00 1 stage 2nd
  15.00 3 stage 2nd           20.00 2 stage 1st          6.00 2 stage 3rd
   3.00 1 stage 3rd            5.00 1 stage 2nd       $361.00
$743.00                       18.00 6 stage 3rd   
                               4.00 stage 2/3 tie
                            $662.00                                        
                                                                            
Bob Hourihan                Eric Jones               
Rallying w/Bob Hourihan     British Auto Service      Joel Beyerle
$150.00 NARA 4th OA         $100.00 NARA 5th OA       $ 80.00 NARA 6th OA
 100.00 S400 4th OA           75.00 S400 5th OA         70.00 S400 6th OA
   5.00 1 stage 2nd         $175.00                   $150.00
   6.00 2 stage 3rd                                         
   4.00 stage 2/3 tie                                     
$265.00                                                      
                                                                               
                            John Chalmers                               
Don Jankowski               British Auto Service      Walt Wagner
$ 65.00 NARA 7th OA         $ 55.00 NARA 8th OA       $ 45.00 NARA 9th OA
  65.00 S400 7th OA           55.00 S400 8th OA         45.00 S400 9th OA
  70.00 1st Seed 3          $110.00                     50.00 1st Seed 4
$200.00                                               $140.00
                                                                            
Loyal Jodar                                      
Downhill Racing             James Walker
$ 25.00 NARA 10th OA        $20.00 2 stage 1st
  25.00 S400 10th OA         35.00 7 stage 2nd  
  50.00 1st Seed 5            6.00 2 stage 3rd
$100.00                     $61.00                                      
                                                        
Places 11 through 15                Places 16 through 20         
$25.00 NARA position money          $25.00 NARA position money
 25.00 S400 position money           20.00 S400 position money
$50.00                              $45.00

STAGE TIMES

                                              Sec                                            Sec
     CAR#  SS1  SS2  SS3  SS4  SS5  SS6  RP   Tot   SS7  SS8  SS9  SS10 SS11 SS12  SS13 RP   Tot
        2  289  517  782  427  461  31O  000  2786  296  541  248  451  341  1113  410  000  3400
        5  309  535  804  442  479  315  000  2884  310  554  261  467  348  1157  450  000  3547
        1  301  527  793  457  465  303  000  2946  318  589  268  474  375  1173  439  000  3636
        3  314  557  804  467  493  325  000  2960  308  603  261  482  373  1144  443  000  3614
        6  414  558  827  471  504  339  000  3113  312  566  277  470  369  1216  470  000  3680
       30  343  571  837  461  504  328  000  3044  324  572  275  479  370  1210  480  000  3710
       27  348  562  826  461  511  332  000  3040  318  572  270  471  363  1202  479  000  3675
        8  329  561  848  464  516  334  150  3202  335  584  272  487  377  1244  478  000  3777
       36  341  567  823  458  507  336  000  3032  336  567  269  516  372  1227  491  000  3778
       23  338  577  847  466  515  332  000  3075  337  620  282  505  394  1315  472  000  3925
       32  331  591  823  462  519  329  000  3055  348  611  294  507  394  1263  506  000  3923
       29  345  611  882  484  539  345  000  3206  348  616  287  501  399  1296  523  000  3970
       11  345  625  864  485  548  345  000  3212  350  608  299  490  387  1285  522   50  3991
       13  361  612  884  489  554  349  000  3249  358  624  300  506  401  1271  522  000  3982
       35  327  593  868  503  564  364  100  3319  348  635  299  513  405  1263  506  000  3969
        7  320  561  828  481  510  334  000  3034  328  631  291  485  378  1256  492  000  3861
       1O  332  582  846  505  544  354  000  3163  326  597  232  503  709  1317  525  000  4259
       22  346  583  869  486  530  350  250  3414  359  635  289  516  400  1344  507  000  4050
       21  340  592  901  494  563  368  000  3258  378  681  311  535  422  1434  514  000  4275
       18  371  632  903  502  560  369  000  3337  375  662  299  533  407  1331  506  000  4118
       31  314  528  780  444  477  316  000  2859  304  548  264  457  352  1162  446  000  3533
       33  359  612  882  481  535  345  000  3214  355  595  282  507  395  1334  476  750  4694
       17  375  638  942  515  576  374  000  3420  385  664  307  529  421  1378  538  000  4222
       39  365  637  916  511  576  364  000  3369  373  647  310  534  426  1363  557  175  4385
       40  367  632  925  503  577  367  000  3371  410  719  313  548  417  1452  519  000  4378
       14  388  670  945  522  597  378  000  3500  392  671  323  551  435  1440  552  100  4464
       25  413  711  947  528  578  374  705  4256  392  692  317  518  406  1430  552   50  4357
       19  375  645  953  529  585  371  000  3458  394  685  308  541  430  1432  524 1050  5364
       26 1244  639  929  514  576  362  000  4264  399  687  303  550  417  1488  527  400  4771
       20  371  646  935  539  586  371  000  3448  355  595  282  507  DNF
       15  352  594  876  494  548  351  000  3215  354  617  292  DNF
        4  315  552  825  458  500  321  000  2971  DNF
        9  330  554  820 1241  510  325  000  3780  DNF
       41  426  713 1049 DNF
       38  340  DNF
       16
       28
       34


                                                         Sec
     CAR#  SS14 SS15 SS16 SS17 SS18  SS19 SS20 SS21 RP   Tot   Total
        2  556  560  242  251  1515  319  529  334  000  4306  10492
        5  554  565  235  264  1580  334  519  340  100  4491  10922
        1  580  576  253  268  1584  323  518  341  000  4448  10930
        3  583  603  270  275  1628  351  532  334  000  4576  11150
        6  592  594  260  278  1591  349  508  338  000  4510  11303
       30  597  596  255  280  1617  347  535  359  000  4586  11340
       27  603  607  251  285  1633  351  558  346  000  4634  11349
        8  605  597  256  278  1611  343  527  354  000  4571  11550
       36  650  610  270  301  1655  340  555  372  000  4753  11563
       23  619  602  258  278  1625  349  532  351  000  4614  11614
       32  622  609  262  286  1658  356  541  379  000  4713  11691
       29  614  603  260  289  1639  351  522  358  000  4636  11812
       11  632  630  278  306  1756  377  550  354  000  4893  12096
       13  654  653  283  304  1696  372  558  375  000  4895  12126
       35  604  600  266  284  1654  363  553  364  195  4883  l2l7l
        7  613  627  280  292  1662  355  519  346  700  5394  12289
       1O  655  632  275  297  1736  377  586  369  000  4927  12349
       22  654  630  280  303  1710  385  576  364  000  4902  12366
       21  674  656  236  311  1766  385  534  378  000  4990  12523
       18  651  627  288  305  1839  381  598  379  000  5068  12523
       31  557  556  238  261  1524  324 2340  402  000  6202  12594
       33  633  614  255  285  1726  357  532  355  000  4757  12665
       17  667  667  294  327  1794  411  630  406  000  5196  12838
       39  694  655  287  320  1791  398  577  404  000  5126  12880
       40  700  669  308  338  2536  396  614  398   50  6009  13308
       14  705  684  308  338  1901  432  640  409  000  5417  13381
       25  677  647  298  324  1785  383  584  387  000  5085  13698
       19  726  680  313  343  1858  396  561  390  000  5267  14089
       26  666  649  390  315  1783  388  631  396  000  5218  14253
       20  
        4  
        9  
       41  
       38  
       16
       28
       34

STAGES

 SS1 Vista                            SS12 FR Five - The Real Thing
 SS2 Ace Trucking Co.                 SS13 McBride Lake
 SS3 Buckeye Trail                    SS14 Bridge Timber
 SS4 Forest Road Five                 SS15 Copperhead
 SS5 William Hewitt                   SS16 Tempevale Road
 SS6 Alma Dump                        SS17 Eldo Crick
 SS7 Spruce Hollow                    SS18 Longest
 SS8 Buckhorn                         SS19 Wilderness Area 
 SS9 Northern Lights                  SS20 Lion Farm - Tresp. Will Be Eaten
SS10 Tour of Dean                     SS21 Dry Fork
SS11 Tower Ridge


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