Arthur Wojcik started driving rally cars in 1995 after he built his first rally car, an U2 class Ford Escort GT. That year he entered three rallies, finishing two of them in fifth place with one DNF. In the following year Arthur competed in seven events and claimed fifth place in the 1996 SCCA SUPER DIVISIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP UNDER 2 CLASS and fifth place in the 1996 SCCA NORTHEAST DIVISIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.
At the end of the 1996 season, Arthur built a more competitive Open class Mitsubishi Galant GSX to replace the Escort. Despite a lack of horsepower (135 vs 350+) compared to other Open class cars, Arthur managed to produce a couple of impressive finishes, including third in class in the prestigious Rally Auto Charlevoix and first in the Mead Winter Rally. In 1997, after entering only two MICHELIN/SCCA PRO RALLY events, he finished a respectable 11th in the year end standings.
Due to lack of time and work commitments, Arthur entered only three events in 1998 and concentrated on upgrading the car with a more powerful turbocharged engine. Currently he's a class leader with one first place and one third place finish, with the goal of winning the 1999 NORTHEAST DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP.
|07/1995||Maine Forest Rally||Rumford, ME||DNF (did not finish)|
|10/1995||Apple Hill Rally||Middleburgh, NY||5th/U2 class|
|12/1995||Seven Islands Rally||Rumford, ME||5th/U2 class|
|02/1996||Bridgehampton Rally||Long Island, NY||3rd/U2 class|
|10/1997||Rally Auto Charlevoix||Quebec, Canada||3rd/Open class|
|12/1997||Maine Forest Winter Rally||Rumford, ME||4th/Open class|
|12/1997||Mead Rally||Rumford, ME||1st/Open class|
|07/1998||Maine Forest Rally||Rumford, ME||DNF|
|05/1999||STPR Rally||Wellsboro, PA||8th/Open class|
|05/1999||Sherwood Forest Rally||Wellsboro, PA||1st/Open class|
|05/1999||Finger Lakes Rally||Wellsboro, PA||3rd/Open class|
Arthur Wojcik is 32 and currently resides in Middle Village, New York with his wife Marrzena and two daughters Katherine 8 and Nicole 3. He works for a major telecommunication company and also operates a small race/rally shop.
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