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|WINNING SMILE Pat Geraghty become the first entrant ever to win an autocross class and a rally class in National Road Rally history, teaming with Tom Armentrout to win the overall title in the Highland Fling Rally. ||TRIATHLON WINNERS Veteran vintage sports car campaigners Bruce Stutzman and Len Picton teamed up to win the Cumberland Historics Triathlong title combining rally, autcross and concours points. |
|5TH ANNUAL NATIONAL ROAD RALLY WIN GOES TO LOCAL TEAM |
The 2006 National Road Rally, designed by veteran Branded Rally Club of Maryland and SCCA-WDC Rallymaster Eric Bloom, was a 135-mile Monte Carlo style rally through the rural roads of West Virginia and Maryland.aptly named the Highland Fling. Chris Bean from Branded/SCCA served as Course Marshall and Pre-Runner.
This year's event included over 70 possible controls, keeping teams on their toes. Of these controls, 22 were manned by timing crews which resulted in a strong challenge for even the best of teams.
The overall winners of this year's event, driver Patrick Geraghty and navigator Thomas Armentrout, are a local team who won the Novice Class in last years National Road Rally. In second overall and first place in Stock Class was the team of Roger and Greg Nagy. Third place overall was the team of Eric Salminen and Alex Ollermann.
Both these teams have previously won the National Road Rally. In fourth place overall and first in Novice Class (and also receiving a trophy for their finish) was the team of Jim Shultz and Adrianne Moffett. All these teams did very well, averaging 7 seconds or less off the perfect time at each control all day.
Bruce Stutzman and Len Picton, in Stutzmans classic British Racing Green TR4 earned the second annual NRR Vintage Triathlon trophy for their combined performance in the Cumberland Historics Time Trial, Concours and the National Road Rally.
We want to thank everyone for participating, and hope to see you all in 2007!
|Car # || Driver/Navigator ||Total Points |
|1S ||Roger Nagy/Greg Nagy ||160 |
|3S ||Bruce Stutzman/Len Picton ||415 |
|4S ||Eric SalminenAlex Ollerman ||205 |
|6S ||Gregg Frase/Earnie Kesner ||425 |
|7N ||Rob Zembower/ Brendon Kienhofer ||347 |
|8N ||Patrick Geraghty/ Thomas Armentrout ||124 |
|9S ||Justin Tippen/ Steve Bonner ||407 |
|10N ||Buddy Holmes/ Joe Lyden ||295 |
|11N ||Jim Shultz/ Adrienne Moffett ||260 |
|12S ||Steve Hotchkiss/ Tim Pegg ||461 |
|13N ||Pete Nelson/Vince Lupo ||492 |
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|NOVICE CHAMPS Jim Shultz and Adrienne Moffett (right) accept Novice Class honors from Rally Master Doug Macy (left) and Highlands Fling course designer Eric Bloom. ||NAGY TRADITION Greg and Roger Nagy captured second place overall. Greg was already a two-time winner having scored first place finishes in two of the previous four National Road Rally events. |