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Burke, Williams Win Rally New York 2005

Source: Thomas Barker, Rally New York Media

Monticello, New York, April 16 -- One year ago, Georgia-based Irish driver Seamus Burke lost Rally New York when his car failed while leading. This year, Burke came back, with Maryland?s veteran co-driver Mark Williams in a Hyundai Tiburon, to win the rally by over a minute.
This time it was Burke?s rivals who had problems. Tom Lawless/Jason Gillespie (Mitsubishi Lancer), one of the fastest entries, took an early lead, but suffered a broken transmission just after half way. Three-time Rally New York winners John Drislane/Ronan Burke (Mitsubishi Lancer) were penalized for early arrival at a checkpoint following a road section and later withdrew from the rally.
Patrick Farrell/Kieran McElhinney (Subaru Impreza) finished second, coming back from fifteenth place early in the rally with a steady drive. Liam Egan/Sean Moriarty (Mitsubishi Lancer) placed third, and won the Group N (production) class.

Results (complete results can be found at www.RallyNewYork.com):
Driver (country) / Co-driver (country), Car, Class & Position in class, Notes

1. Seamus Burke (Ireland)/ Mark Williams (USA), Hyundai Tiburon, 1st Prototype 1 class ? a little slow on special stage 2 (?not settled in yet? according to Burke); flat tire and rear brake pad pulling out on special stage 5; gained 19 seconds on rivals on special stages 8 and 9.

2. Patrick Farrell (Ire.)/Kieran McElhinney (Ire.), Subaru Impreza, 2nd Prototype 1 ? fell to 15th early in the rally; put pulled back time in the second half; no flat tires or mechanical problems.

3. Liam Egan (Ire.)/Sean Moriarty (Ire.), Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 5, 1st Group N ? clean run with no flat tires or mechanical glitches; Egan noted that their crew chief for the weekend was Patrick Purcell, a mechanic who visited from Roscommon, Ireland for the event.

4. Daniel O?Brien (Ire.)/Stephen ?Stevie? Duffy (Ire.), Subaru Impreza WRX STi, 1st Super Stock 1 -- the engine was misfiring on special stages 1-3, but the crew fixed it at service; after that O?Brien used the strategy of ?keep it fast and clean.?

5. Noel Nash (USA)/Eddie Fries (Ire.), Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6, 3rd Prototype 1 ? Nash found the road rough in places, but otherwise had a good run.

6. Brendan Kelly (Ire.)/Monica Trottier (USA), Subaru Impreza WRX STi, 2nd Group N ? bent wheel on special stage 3, which they changed on the next transit; 2 flat tires on special stage 8, changed on transit; best male/female team.

7. Maciej Przybysz (Poland)/Dominic Jozwiak (Poland), Subaru Impreza, 4th Prototype 1 ? second event in this car, so the team is still learning; lost bolts from turbocharger housing, but the service crew welded it together.

8. Scott Gadner (USA)/Constantine Mantopoulos (Greece), Audi S2 Quattro, 5th Prototype 1 ? bent wheel on special stage 3, otherwise a clean run.

9. Emilio Arce (Argentina)/Craig Thrall (USA), Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS, 1st Super Stock 2 ? Arce said that he was happy with the car.

10. Cyril Kearney (Ire.)/Mark McAlister (Ire.), Subaru Impreza WRX STi, 2nd Super Stock 1 ? scraped one wheel on a rock on special stage 4 or 5, otherwise no problems.

11. Wojtek Okula (Poland)/Adam Pelc (Poland), Subaru Impreza, 2nd Super Stock 2 ? Okula?s first rally in an all-wheel-drive car, but they had ?lots of fun? according to Pelc.

12. David Getchell (USA)/Erik Lee (USA), Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS, 1st Prototype 2 ? Getchell said that his strategy was to ?drive mindfully? and ?keep it out of the scenery?; they were the only finisher in the prototype class for non-turbo, all-wheel-drive cars.

13. Tim Stevens (USA)/Jeff Hagan (Canada), Subaru Impreza WRX, 3rd Super Stock 2 ? first rally in this car.

14. Donal McGivney (USA)/Noel Gallagher (Ire.), Subaru Impreza WRX, 4th Super Stock 2 ? first rally in this car; ?kissed a tree? on special stage 1 and bent left rear fender.

15. Kevin Hans (USA)/Marc Goldfarb (USA), Volkswagen Golf, 1st Modified 2 ? slowed on special stage 2 by catching the car ahead and getting caught in dust; best-placed two-wheel-drive car.

16. Gerry Cuffe (Ire.)/Damian Treanor (Ire.), Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 4, 6th Prototype 1 ? losing a bit of power-steering fluid at mid-day, but otherwise Cuffe said that they had a good run.

17. Mark Lawrence (GB)/Robert Maciejski (Poland), Volkswagen Golf, 2nd Modified 2 ? using production final drive unit in transmission after breaking the competition-type unit at the Sand Blast Rally.

18. Scott Willburn (USA)/Carrie Wilburn (USA), Subaru Impreza, 5th Super Stock 2 ? hit tree on special stage 4, damaging right rear tie rod; ran special stage 5 with the wrong toe-out (suspension alignment), then crew fixed it at the next service stop.

19. Andrew Hadjiminas (Greece)/Sakis Hadjiminas (Greece), Subaru Impreza, 7th Prototype 1 ? broken oil cooler on special stage 6, crew disconnected it at the next service stop; running out of fuel on special stage 11; only son & father team in the rally.

20. Michael Hall (USA)/Dave Stockdill (USA), Mitsubishi Mighty Max, 1st Modified 1 ? only pickup truck in the rally.

21. Hampton Bridwell (USA)/Josh Katinger (USA), Toyota Celica Alltrac ? hit rocks, causing flat left rear tire (and probably broken spoiler) on special stage 8, changed tire on next transit.

22. Michael Cosgrove (Ire.)/John O?Reilly (Ire.), Mitsubishi Eclipse, 6th Super Stock 2 ? Cosgrove said that the car ?never ran so good.?

23. Larry Duane (Ire.)/Eamon Sweeney (Ire.), Toyota Corolla, 3rd Modified 2.

24. Nial Smith (Ire.)/Michael Cusack (Ire.), Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 4, 8th Prototype 1 ? crew replaced left rear wheel bearing after special stage 6, Smith found special stage 8 rough and eased through it.

25. Todd Jeschke (USA)/Michael Putnam (USA), Honda Civic, 4th Modified 2.

26. Charlie Langan (Ire.)/Kevin Lynch (Ire.), 1979 Ford Escort, 5 th Modified 2 ? first rally in this car; engine lacked power, reason unknown.

dnf. Jeremy Drislane (USA)/Barry Goodman (USA), Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 4, Prototype 1 ? damaged windshield near end of special stage 1, crew borrowed one and replaced it at service stop; hit big rock on special stage 3, damaging skid plate and power steering, crew fixed them; broken rear differential on special stage 4, ran special stage 5 with front wheel drive only, then crew fixed it at the next service; loose or damaged skid plate after special stage 9.

dnf. Martin O?Flynn (Ire.)/David Dooly (Ire.), Mitsubishi Eclipse, Super Stock 2 ? engine losing coolant around special stage 6; unspecified mechanical problem on special stage 10.

dnf. Brian Moran (Ire.)/James Kiernan (Ire.), Eagle Talon, Super Stock 2 ? timing belt failure on special stage 8.

dnf. Patrick Brennan (Ire.)/Donah O?Leary (Ire.), Subaru Impreza WRX STi, Super Stock 1 ? mechanical problem, special stage 8.

dnf. John Drislane (Ire.)/Ronan Burke (Ire.), Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6, Prototype 1 ? penalized for early arrival at start of special stage 1; flat tire and damaged left rear fender on special stage 5; withdrawn as a result of the penalty after special stage 7.

dnf. Tom Lawless (Ire.)/Jason Gillespie (Ire.), Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8, Prototype 1 ? early leader; broken brake pipe on special stage 5; transmission failure on special stage 7.

dnf. Mark Spence (USA)/Jeremy Wimpy (USA), Volkswagen Golf GTi, Modified 2 ? Wimpey said that they were ?having a blast?; right front upper strut bearing failure on special stage 5, service crew fixed it; accident on special stage 6.

dnf. David Furey (Ire.)/John Murphy (Ire.), Volkswagen Golf GTi, Modified 2 ? mechanical problem.

dnf. J.D. Ackley (USA)/Scott Williams (USA), Volkswagen Golf GTi, Modified 2 ? transmission or clutch failure.

dnf. Martin Egan (Ire.)/Tommy Byrne (Ire.), Mazda 323GTX, Prototype 1 ? suspected differential failure.

dnf. Dan Brosnan (Ire.)/Brian MacCarthy (Ire.), Mitsubishi Gallant, Prototype 1 ? mechanical problem.

dnf. Donal P. Mulleady (Ire.)/Robert Amato (USA), Mazda 323, Modified 1 ? engine failure.

dnf. Patrick Lilly (Ire.)/Bernard Farrell (Ire.), Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 4, Prototype 1 ? engine failure.

dnf. Luke Sorensen (USA)/Iden John (USA), Saab 99, Modified 1 ? electrical problem.

dnf. Martin Donnelly (Ire.)/Sean Coffey (Ire.), Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 4, Prototype 1 ? rear differential failure on special stage 1.
 

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>>looks like 29% of the crews running were from irland (70
>>entries)
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>And I'm from Italy.


Wow, that's so ignorant I can't let it go.

If you spoke to any of them you might find out it's not a Yonkers/Bronx accent.

A German via Ridgewood.:)

Bernie

PS Good job Ivan & Olga sorry I couldn't help or run.
 

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>>>looks like 29% of the crews running were from irland (70
>>>entries)
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>>And I'm from Italy.
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>Wow, that's so ignorant I can't let it go.
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>If you spoke to any of them you might find out it's not a
>Yonkers/Bronx accent.
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>A German via Ridgewood.:)
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>Bernie
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>PS Good job Ivan & Olga sorry I couldn't help or run.

Citizens of?
 

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>looks like 29% of the crews running were from irland (70
>entries)

Not quite sure where irland is.

I know where Ireland is though...
 

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>>>>looks like 29% of the crews running were from irland (70
>>>>entries)
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>>>And I'm from Italy.
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>>Wow, that's so ignorant I can't let it go.
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>>If you spoke to any of them you might find out it's not a
>>Yonkers/Bronx accent.
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>>A German via Ridgewood.:)
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>>Bernie
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>>PS Good job Ivan & Olga sorry I couldn't help or run.
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>Citizens of?
>

Most of them have dual citizenship I'd imagine. Hell, I'm irish too, but not like the NY boys.

Brandon
 

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The NASA entry form asks your nationality by passport. I was hoping Niall might post to set you straight, but last I heard, from my neighbor, a Celtic musician, he was in Ireland. My only passport is British. My codriver's is Polish. We are diverse in the Northeast. Stop by. Its interesting.

Ciao,

Mark Lawrence
 

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>>looks like 29% of the crews running were from irland (70
>>entries)
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>Not quite sure where irland is.
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>I know where Ireland is though...

Welp, as stated, it is a diverse group and one guy did say he was German...

Ta me Eire/Ich bin Ire/Je suis Irlandais.;-)
 
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