|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
Date: May 11, 2000
|Contact: Jeff Burmeister|
Post Event Phone: 952.928.9291
Park Rapids, Minnesota - 47 cars are entered in the 6th running of the Headwaters ClubRally for the 2000 ClubRally season. This year's event will be doing double duty as it is also functioning as the 1999 ClubRally National Championships. This one-day event will be held on May 13th in the White Earth and the Paul Bunyan State Forests just outside of Park Rapids, Minnesota. The event will be covering over 150 miles of road with approximately 65 miles of closed competitive stage roads that the competitors will contest upon.
The ClubRally National Championships are an invitational only event that will determine the 1999 National Champion in ClubRally. The top two ClubRally Drivers for each class from every Division of the SCCA are extended an invitation for this event.
The ClubRally level of competition is designed to be the middle step to the ProRally Championship in the SCCA Performance Rally family. A ClubRally National Championship is considered, by the SCCA, as the second highest award in the sport of Performance Rally.
Selected News and Entries (driver/co-driver/teams/events):
-- The 2000 ClubRally National Championship Invitational has found a permanent home. The Rally de Paris, held just outside of Paris, Texas, will be hosting the ClubRally National Championship Invitational in January 2001.
-- Henry Krolikowski (CenDiv 1st G5) has decided to drop his bid for the National Championships in ClubRally to give his new 2000 Subaru Impreza WRX a quick workout. The car is built to the FIA Group N specification and will be competing in the Open class for the ClubRally. Changing classes will remove him from ClubRally Championship eligibility.
-- "Mad" Mike Halley (MidDiv 1st G5, 1st Prod) realized that his Peugeot would not be ready for this weekend, so he put out the plea for a rent-a-ride. Jim Konkler offered up his Volkswagen Rabbit. "I just bought it to RallyCross and use for a project car over the next year. However, it looks like the project will be happening in the next 48 hours instead." Jim is entered in the event as a co-driver for Doug Dill in his Group 5 RX-7. "I just hope we don't pass my own car this weekend."
-- Paula Gibeault (SoPac 2nd, Prod) is making her way here after acting as RallyMaster for the ProRally event Rim of the World last weekend in Palmdale, California. After a long week of organizing, this event should come as a good relief for her.
-- The Production GT class (PGT) has a real potential for the event's most watched battle. Chris Czyzio (CenDiv 1st PGT), Celsus Donnelly (NeDiv 2nd PGT), and Roger Hull (SoPac 1st PGT) are all contesting for the National Title in the Production GT Class.
Jeffrey Burmeister - Marketing and Media, Headwaters ClubRally
Direct Email: Jeff@Burmeister.com; Post Event Phone: 952.928.9291
SCCA ClubRally: http://www.scca.org/amateur/performance_rally/
SCCA Headwaters ClubRally: http://www.scca-lol.org/rally/headwaters/
Information regarding this list:
Car # = number on vehicle.
Class = O (Open) - are cars with considerable modifications; PGT (Production GT) - high HP production stock cars; G5 (Group 5) - two wheel drive high HP cars; G2 (Group 2) - other two wheel drive cars; P (Production) - slowest, are cars very near to showroom stock configuration.
Tentative Start Order (as provided by the event registrar):
Car# Driver/Co-Driver Car Make Model Class Seed 105 Bill Morton/Michael Busalacchi 97 Mitsubishi Lancer O 1 21 Chris Czyzio/Eric Carlson 90 Mitsubishi Eclipse PGT 1 72 Roger Hull/Keith Roper 92 Eagle Talon PGT 1 82 Mike Hurst/Rob Bohn tba G5 1 207 Dave Hintz/Doug Chase 87 Mazda RX7 Turbo G5 1 501 Todd Jarvey/Richard Faber 92 Mitsubishi Galant O 2 575 Jeremy Butts/Jonathan Vrzal 77 Plymouth Arrow G5 2 98 Bob Nielsen/Brett Corneliusen 87 VW Golf G2 2 600 Mike Halley/Emily Burton-Weinman 81 VW Rabbit G5 2 303 Paula Gibeault/Chrissy Beavis 92 VW Jetta P 2 168 Celsus Donnelly/Tom Lawless 90 Eagle Talon PGT 3 70 Kendall Russell/Rob Hughes 94 Dodge Shadow PGT 3 56 Douglas Davenport/Leah Davenport 85 VW Golf G2 3 545 Eric Seppanen/Jake Himes 92 Nissan Sentra SE-R P 3 12 Steve Gingras/Bill Westrick 94 Eagle Talon O 1 6 Henry Krolikowski/Cynthia Krolikowski 00 Subaru WRX O 1 83 Mark Utecht/Brenda Corneliusen 86 Dodge Omni Turbo G5 1 124 Carl Kieranen/Jerry Bruso 90 Eagle Talon O 2 117 Ken Stewart/Floyd "Doc" Shrader 85 Chevy S-10 O 2 86 Mark Larson/Kelly Cox 90 Eagle Talon PGT 2 59 John Rek/Robert A Dupree 95 Audi S-2 O 3 147 Darius Bosek/Piotr Modrzejewski 92 Eagle Talon G5 3 555 Colin McCleery/Jeff Secor 85 Ford Sierra G5 3 538 James Buchwitz/C.O. Rudstrom 82 Ford Escort G2 3 84 J.B. Niday/Al Kintigh 86 VW GTI G2 3 X Randy Bailey/Will Perry 85 Toyota MR2 G2 3 X John Adelman/Jason Lajon 83 VW GTI G2 3 522 Jonathon Butts/Gary J. Butts 85 Dodge Omni G2 3 535 Jason Anderson/Jared Kemp 86 Dodge Omni GLH G2 3 512 Jouni Pohjolainen/John Matikainen 91 Nissan NX2000 P 3 527 Chris Gilligan/Joe Petersen 90 Mitsubishi Eclipse O 4 502 Paul J Dunn/Rebecca Dunn 88 Toyota Celica O 4 X Mark Sarnecki/Rick Hansen 98 Subaru Impreza O 4 548 John Zoerner/John Shepski 85 Dodge Omni GLH-T G5 4 553 Jerry Brownell/Jim Windsor 83 Chev Citation G5 4 X Erik Payeur/Adam Payeur 85 Dodge Omni G5 4 550 Aaron Hatz/Brendan Higgins 89 VW GTI 16V G2 4 574 Mark Kleckner/Jeffrey Hribar 74 Dodge Colt G2 4 546 Phil Schmidt/Steve Irwin 87 Toyota MR2 G2 4 539 Ryan Brooks/Shanti Traskowski 95 Acura Integra P 4 582 Douglas Dill/Jim Konkler 84 Mazda RX7 G5 5 X Paul Moorman/Diane Sargent 69 SAAB Sonett G2 5 X Damien Crane/John Adams-Graf 90 VW Jetta G2 5 552 Bruce Eddy/tba 93 Nissan Sentra SE-R G2 5 513 Dennis Martin/Katherine Freund 92 Eagle Talon O 6 X Paul Peters/Robert Anderson 84 Subaru GL PGT 6 X Richard Pankratz/Steve Lubotina 92 Saturn SCZM G2 6