Cobourg, April 29th, 2017 – A good turnout for the 2017 edition of the PMSC Spring Run Off Rally on Saturday. Sixteen entries including two teams from Michigan and one entry with a German visitor in a lovely VW Westphaila (with German license plates).
The MLRC wife-husband team of Jane and Bruce Leonard topped the Expert Class with a mere 3.0 penalties over the 17 checkpoints. Gary Neil and Murray Dammeier of KWRC clocked in second while Gord Olmstead and Phil Hooper of KWRC finished third. PMSC entry Chris Johnson and his navi, Brandon Pace of KWRC wound up sixth after missing the sixth checkpoint on-route.
Torry Skurski and Chris Holland of KWRC won the Novice Class.
There was also one “Touring Class” competitor, our German friends, Devin Busch and Ryan Barrett.
Fifteen of the entries finished the 200km route with one car suffering damage in a traffic accident.
The Spring Run Off Rally was the fourth event of the 2017 Ontario Road Rally Championship season. The next rally in the series will be May 20th with the Blossom Rally in Kitchener.
The Peterborough Motor Sports Club (PMSC) gets rolling into spring on Sunday, April 23rd.
The green flag drops with the club’s annual Cobweb Solo at Kawartha Speedway in Fraserville. Drivers must negotiate a twisting pylon course while being electronically timed.
Entry fee is $20 for PMSC members and $30 for non-members.
Registration opens at 8:30 am with a walk-through at 10:00 am. The first of five or six runs of the course will follow depending on weather.
Any car that is in safe condition is eligible to enter. Loaner helmets are available.
The 37th edition of the Peterborough Motor Sports Club’s Spring Run Off Rally will start and finish in Cobourg on Saturday, April 29th.
Organizers “Team Cabardos” promise a challenging 200 kilometre run on public roads in Northumberland County and environs for the fourth event in the 2017 Ontario Road Rally Championship. (ORRC)
The rally will start and finish at Boston Pizza, 1111 Elgin Street West (CR 2), in Cobourg. Access from Hwy 401 is by Exit 472 (Burnham Street – Southbound). Turn right at Elgin (CR 2).
Registration opens at 9:00 am with “Car 0” away at 11:00 am.
There will be three levels of instructions including a Touring Class for those new to the sport who would enjoy very simple instructions which will not be part of the ORRC competition.
The ORRC competitors will have both easier Novice and very challenging Expert route book instructions.
Cost per car is $45. $25 for Touring Class entries.
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Saturday, March 18, 2017 – Peterborough – Several members of the Peterborough Motor Sports Club were recognized Saturday for their success in the 2016 regional car rally series.
The navigational rally team of navigator Louis Cabardos and driver Alain Cabardos of Hastings, received first place plaques at the Rally Sport Ontario Annual General Meeting held at Bakers Hill Banquet Centre. The father and son combo won the expert class in the eight event regional Ontario Road Rally Championship (ORRC) series.
Taking the top driver in the novice class was PMSC’s
Chris Johnson and his navigator Brandon Pace of the Kitchener-
Waterloo Rally Club. Both Johnson and Pace have moved into the expert class for the 2017 season.
Third novice navigator was Jessica Auchterlonie of PMSC and her driver teammate, Jason Crandall of the Maple Leaf Rally Club.
On the performance rally side, PMSC member Phillipe Benoit of Montreal finished as first driver in the two-wheel drive class in the Ontario Performance Rally Championship (OPRC).
The next Rally Sport Ontario events are the Spring Run Off Rally navigational event, April 29th, starting and finishing in Cobourg. It is the fourth event in the 2017 ORRC series and hosted by PMSC.
The next event in the OPRC series is the Lanark Highlands Forest Rally held in Mississipi Mills, near Perth, Ontario on May 6th.
WEATHER GODS STRIKE AGAIN
BURNT RIVER RALLY CROSS CANCELLED
Guys just came back from an inspection of planned course and unfortunately the weather Gods have struck again.
While the road was in really great condition. Snow banks High enough that should even handle warmer weather a couple of days next week.
Snow melt has started to run through and has taken out a major place on stage. Considerable additional rain and melt is expected next week which will add to the problem
So in consideration of entrants safety and preserving your vehicles we regretfully must pull the plug.
PMSC Treasurer will get reimbursements out to you ASAP over the next few days
We hate doing this but it is, we think, the correct thing to do.
“CONGRATULATIONS” to Alain & Louis Cabardos of PMSC for their spectacular performance at MLRC’s Polar Bear Rally last weekend (February 18/19).
They ran the grueling overnight rally, which included more than 30 checkpoints, collecting a mere 1.3 minutes in penalties for top spot in Expert class. They ran Leg B with ZERO penalties for its 10 checkpoints.
PMSC’s Chris Johnson and navigator Brandon Pace of KWRC finished 5th in Expert with 8 penalty minutes.
Another member of PMSC and “Team Cabardos”, Emile and his navvie, John Reid, finished 3rd in Novice class with 10.1 penalties.
The Polar Bear result puts Alain and Louis at the top of the ORRC Expert Standings with 25 points in a tie with Jane and Bruce Leonard of MLRC.
Chris Johnson sits in 3rd overall while his navigator Brandon Pace is in 4th.
Emile Cabardos is sitting in 5th spot in Novice.
The next ORRC event is PMSC’s Spring Run Off Rally on April 29th.