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2000 Mountain Trials Rally

Mountain Trials Performance Rally Results
June 24, 2000 Cache Creek, BC
Round 4 of 2000 Western Canadian Rally Championship

June 25, 2000

CACHE CREEK, BC - The team of Janusz Komorowski and Tomasz Karzynski, of Calgary, Alberta, took top honours in the Mountain Trials Rally, extending their lead in the Western Canadian Rally Championship.

 Komorowski, driving a Mazda 323GTX, finished 35 seconds ahead of Paul Westwick and Andrew Dobric, of Vancouver, BC, with whom they traded fastest stage times all day. Westwick was fastest in the uphill sections, in his Toyota Celica AllTrac, but Komorowski soared past on the downhill stages, taking the lead on the second stage, and never looking back.

The teams were all challenged by the steep elevation changes, with over 800 meters rise in one 7km section alone. The course severly strained cooling systems on the way up, and brakes on the way down. This rally used forest access roads in the scenic Arrowstone Hills, east of Cache Creek, and proved very popular with both drivers and spectators alike.

Fastest in the two wheel drive class was the team of Peter Hill and Barry Gurnsey, of Calgary, Alberta, driving a Toyota Corolla, just 33 seconds ahead of Martin Wilson and Bill Westhead, of Vancouver, BC, also in a Toyota Corolla.  "The roads were totally excellent," said Hill, "challenging without being frightening."

This sort of event wouldn't be possible without the support of its corporate sponsors, Nokian Tyres, Specialty Subaru and Wilkinson's Automobilia. All of the teams, officials, and out-of-town spectators appreciated the warm welcome in Cache Creek, especially from the Desert Motel and the Wander Inn.  "Awesome!" commented Bill Westhead, "Let's do it again soon."

The championship now moves on to Nanaimo, BC for the Edge of the Rock Rally, July 15, before returning again to Cache Creek on September 23, for the Pacific Forest Rally. The season finale will be in Calgary at the Kananaskis Rally, November 19.

Results of the Mountain Trials Rally  Presented by:

Nokian Tyres  http://www.nokiantyres.com
Specialty Subaru  http://www.specialty.subarudealer.ca/
Wilkinson's Automobilia  http://www.wilkinsonsauto.com

Round 4 of the Western Canadian Rally Championship
Pos Driver/Co-Driver HomeTowns Car Time
1 Janusz Komorowski / 
Tomasz Karzynski
Calgary Alberta Mazda 323 GTX 31:08
2 Paul Westwick/
Andrew Dobric
North Vancouver
Toyota Celica AllTrac 31:43
3 Bob Trinder / 
Andy White
Vancouver, BC Toyota Celica AllTrac 32:22
4 Peter Hill / 
Barry Gurnsey
Calgary Alberta Toyota Corolla 33:23
5 Martin Wilson / 
Bill Westhead
Vancouver, BC Toyota Corolla 33:56
6 Zbigniew Szewczyk / 
Piotr Krol
Calgary Alberta Toyota Celica AllTrac 34:55
7 Maciej Ogrocki / 
Mike Nicols
Calgary Alberta Honda Civic 35:11
8 Mark Ward / 
Ken Kwong
Delta, BC Datsun PL510 36:06
9 Bud Stanley / 
Matt Southcott
Maple Ridge / 
Pt Coquitlam
Toyota MR2 37:22
Overall Championship Positions:
Overall Name Points
1 Janusz Komorowski: 92 points
2 Gord Olsen: 67 points
3 Patrick Richard 64 points
4 Peter Hill: 58 points
5 Paul Westwick: 54 points

For more information

Bill Westhead 604.258.2758
Paul Westwick 604.682.3296
Rally Pacific Motorsports  http://www.rallybc.com

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