The board of managers of Finger Lakes STPR(r) Motorsports, LLC, officially announced last week they are once again organizing a winter Co-efficient 2 performance rally in Wellsboro, Penn. The Waste Management Winter Rally will be held Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012.

The Waste Management Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally(r) presented by Citizen and Northern Bank has signed a new contract, including the Waste Management Winter Rally, giving the events permission to use Waste Management property for these two performance rally events for the next four years.

We are pleased to have the continued cooperation of Waste Management,” said Meridith Croucher, the chairman of both the Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally and this event. “The Waste Management stages have become a key part of the program to continue to bring performance rally to our competitors, workers and fans.”

The inaugural event, held in 2011 as the Wellsboro Winter Rally, was well received by both competitors and the community of Wellsboro. Croucher said the name change was due to contractual agreements with Waste Management.

The Waste Management Winter Rally, sanctioned by Rally America, will once again use a grassroots format. There will be only a route book to guide the competitors through the approximately five-mile stages.

“The route will be slightly different in 2012, as the 11-mile stage used in June for STPR will be turned into two shorter stages,” Croucher said. “Other than this small change, the schedule will be similar to 2011.”

Due to the holidays, arrangements are still pending for headquarters, service and after-event party locations, as well as negotiations with Waste Management to allow the public to spectate the rally.

Please look for further information at after January 1, 2012.

“The Wellsboro and Rochester teams will buckle down after the holidays to plan a better event in February,” Croucher said. “We hope that it meets everyone’s need for serious ‘FUN!'”

Paul Martino/Jordon Guitar’s white Production class Honda Civic Si blends in with the snow-covered rally course at the 2011 Wellsboro Winter Rally.

Photo credit: Marnie Soom.



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