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Houghton, Michigan
SCCA Pro Rally Championship

November 4-5, 1978

Official Results


78-NPR-9
Stages: 20
Total Miles: 620
Stage Miles: 232
Starters: 62
Finishers: 29
Entry Fee: $100.00
Organizing Region: Detroit
Chairman: Robert Siegmund
Press Release

Results courtesy of: Jimmy Brandt


FIN.  	CAR                                                        
POS.  	NUM. 	DRIVER/CO-DRIVER	HOMETOWN		SCCA REGION	MAKE		SCORE
 1	 0	John Buffum     	S. Burlington, VT	NER		Triumph TR7	24,322
		Doug Shepherd	        Southfield, MI		Detroit

 2  	 2	Taisto Heinonen      	Langley, BC Canada   	Guest		Toyota Celica  	25,500
     		Erick Hauge          	Sacramento, CA   	San Fran      

 3  	 6	John Smiskol         	Crystal Lake, IL     	Milwaukee	Datsun 260Z    	26,089
     		Walt Krafft          	Hinsdale, IL		Saginaw Valley 

 4  	 5	John Chalmers        	Findlay, OH         	NW Ohio		Dodge Colt     	26,662
     		Bill Potvin          	Toledo, OH		NW Ohio

 5  	11 	Ralph Brooks, Jr.    	Palos Heights, IL    	Guest		Datsun 280Z    	26,888
     		Richard Messal       	Bolingbrook, IL		Guest

 6  	 9	Brian Rebney         	Saginaw, MI          	Saginaw Valley 	Datsun PL510   	26,988
     		Bruce Fisher         	Lansing, MI		Saginaw Valley

 7  	35	Larry Schmidt        	Rochester, MI       	Detroit		Dodge Colt 	27,432
     		Tom Wreesman         	Troy, MI             	Detroit

 8      31	Gary Kowalski		South Bend, IN 		South Bend 	AMC Hornet	27,514
		Dennis Zmyslo		Elkhart, IN 		Guest 

 9  	 7	James Walker         	Ann Arbor, MI        	Detroit		Volvo 142S   	27,587
     		Virginia Reese  	Ann Arbor, MI		Detroit

10  	36	Mark Hardymon        	Columbus, OH         	Ohio Valley 	Dodge Colt    	27,724
     		Tom Drake            	Columbus, OH		Guest

11  	26	Graham Thompson      	Greenwich, CT    	New York     	Volvo 142S    	27,832
     		Jeffrey Becker       	Great Neck, NY		New York 

12	25	Tom Hamilton		Cleveland, OH 		NE Ohio 	Saab 99EMS	28,082
		J.P. Perusse		Laval, Quebec 		Guest

13	61	Jim Pepper		Guilford, CT 		NER 		Saab 99		28,150
		Dave Polmon		Southbury, CT		NER

14	34	Barry Gutridge		Grafton, WI 		Milwaukee 	Datsun 710 	28,535
		Gene D'Aoust         	Port Washington, WI	Guest              

15	59	Paul Lein		Mt. Pleasant, MI	Western MI 	Olds Cutlass	28,541
		Clark Bond		Bay City, MI		Saginaw Valley

16	24	Garrett Harbron		Indianapolis, IN	Indianapolis 	Mazda RX2	29,241
		Clyde Parrot		Columbus, OH		Guest

17	43	Dave Beck		Springfield, IL		Guest		Datsun 510	29,526
		Carolyn Hall            St. Louis, MO   	St. Louis    

18 	32	Kim DeMotte		Imperial, MO    	St. Louis	Datsun 510	29,792
		Harry Ward		Toledo, OH 		NW Ohio 

19 	27	Graham Widdis		Manistique, MI 		Detroit 	Datsun PL-510 	29,958
		Boyd Widdle		Manistique, MI 		Guest 

20	51	Robert Schneider	Sylvania, OH		NWOR		VW Rabbit	30,014
		Michael Puffenberger	Fostoria, OH		NWOR

21	49	Al Schmit		Fort Lee, NJ 		NNJ 		VW 113		30,247
		Harry Handley		Westport, CT 		NER 

22	30	John Townsend		Gibraltar, MI 		Guest 		Chev Camaro Z28	30,315
		Rick Shue		Taylor, MI       	Guest               

23	53	Gerry Kuhs         	Milwaukee, WI          	Milwaukee	Datsun 510   	30,903
		Jim Jurgenson     	West Allis, WI		Milwaukee

24	64	Dick Turner		Lancaster, TX    	Texas		IH Scout 	31,608
		Tom Grimshaw		Lewisville, TX		Texas

25	20	Dave Hagedorn		Germantown, TN		MidSouth	Saab 99 GL	31,810
		Dennis Kopcial		Memphis, TN		MidSouth

26	56	Corky Putz		Fairview Park, OH	OVR		Ford Pinto	31,848
		Kelly Brandt		Lake Odessa, MI 	WMR 

27	22	Fred Olds		Grosse Pt Park, MI 	Guest 		Datsun 510 	32,197
		Jim Mickle		Utica, MI     		Saginaw, Det  

28	33	Fred Van Beuren 	Mexico City, MX		Guest		Ford Mustang	32,227
		Franco Soldati		Mexico City, MX		Guest

29	39	Fred Anderson		Marquette, MI		Detroit		AMC Jeep	32,773
		John Gilbert		Marquette, MI 		Detroit 

DNF	 1	Eric Jones		Columbus, OH 		Ohio Valley 	Datsun 510
	  	Roger Sieling		Columbus, OH		Ohio Valley 

DNF	 3	Hendrik Blok		Los Angles, CA		Cal Club	Plymouth Arrow
	  	Damon Trimble		Newark, CA		San Francisco

DNF	 4	Scott Harvey		Rochester, MI		Detroit		Dodge Aspen
	  	Randy Graves		State College, PA	Central PA	

DNF	13	Tom Tolles              Chelsea, MI  		Detroit      	Volvo 142S 
            	Jean Rizor              Ann Arbor, MI		Detroit
      
DNF	10	Rich Swenson     	Montclair, NJ     	South Jersey   	Datsun 240Z
             	Rod Hendricksen  	Clinton, NJ       	South Jersey   
 
DNF	12	Bob Hourihan		W. Bloomfield, MI	Detroit		VW Rabbit
		Jerue						Guest

DNF	14	George Kapetanakis	W. Los Angles, CA	Cal Club	Volvo 142-S
		Theresa Kapetanakis	W. Los Angles, CA	Guest

DNF	15	Dick Robnett		Troy, MI		Detroit        	Opel Manta
		Lynn Grant		Auburn Hgts., MI 	Detroit 

DNF	16	Bruno Kreibich       	Ridgewood, NY 		New York	VW 113
            	Scott Hughes		Loveland, OH		Cincinnati

DNF	17	Don Rathgeber       	Livonia, MI            	Guest		Ford Mustang
      		John Huber          	Troy, MI		Detroit

DNF	18	Floyd Ray Shrader, MD	West Memphis, AR	Mid South	Saab 96
		Norman Floyd		Memphis, TN		Mid South

DNF	21 	James Dale, Jr		Springfield, IL		St. Louis	Fiat 128
		Lloyd Johnson		Springfield, IL		St. Louis	    

DNF	23	Dave Nicholas		Mishawaka, IN		South Bend	Dodge Colt
		Art Kaser		South Bend, IN 		Wabash Valley 	

DNF	28	Robert Townsend		Urbana, IL 		Central IL 	Datsun 510 
		Alan Doughty		Palatine, IL		Central IL

DNF	29	Jim Callon		Sault Ste. Marie, MI	Detroit		Datsun 510
		Tom Hudak		Hemlock, MI 		Saginaw Valley 

DNF	37	Ken Frausel		Cranston, RI 		NER 		Datsun 510 
		Morten Harr					

DNF 	38	Norman Gable		N. Manchester, IN 	Ft. Wayne 	Datsun 510
		Eric Dunnington		Elkhart, IN		Guest

DNF	40	M. E. Halley		Hallett, OK		Oklahoma	Chevy Vega
		Jim Leonard		Oklahoma. City, OK 	Oklahoma 

DNF	41	Jim Kloosterman		Ypsilanti, MI 		Detroit 	Ford Pinto
		Rosemary Kloosterman	Ypsilanti, MI 		Detroit

DNF	42	Robert Nielsen		St. Paul, MN 		Land-O-Lakes 	Saab 96 
		David Fuss		Minneapolis, MN		Land-O-Lakes

DNF	45	Frank Davis		Brighton, MI		Guest		Ford Mustang
		Jerry Shiloff		Livonia, MI 		Guest 

DNF	46	Ken Nowak		Detroit, MI 		Guest		Dodge Colt
		Jon Wickens		Livonia, MI 		Detroit

DNF	47	Anthony Lee		Kent, OH	 	Mahoning Val	Chev. Chevette
		Mike Johnson					Guest

DNF	48	George McDermid 	Royal Oak, MI 		Detroit		Datsun Pick-up 
		Michael Bell		Rochester, MI		Detroit

DNF	50	John Kelley		Louisville, KY		Kentucky 	Datsun 240Z 
		Reed Ditto		Newport, MI		Kentucky

DNF	52	Kelly Brandt		Lake Odessa, MI 	WMR 		Saab 96
		Corky Putz		Fairview Park, OH	OVR

DNF	54	David Wright		Grand Rapids, MI	Guest		Datsun 510
		Cheryl Zilch		Stanton, MI 		Guest 

DNF	55	Dick Kobylski		Traverse City, MI	Guest		Volvo 144
		Dennis Rueter		Grand Blanc, MI		SRV

DNF	57	David Schipper		Ann Arbor, MI 		Detroit 	Volvo 122 
		Joseph Andreini		St. Clair Shores, MI 	Detroit

DNF	58	Robert Blatt		Copperville, MI		Guest		Volvo 122
		Bruce Beauvais		Grand Rapids, MI	Guest

DNF	60	Mark Manos		Grosse Point, MI	Guest		Mercury Capri
		Stephen Kelly		Grosse Point, MI 	Guest 

DNF	62	Steve Payne-Herbert	Mansfield, OH		Guest		Datsun 510
		Phil Linne		Mansfield, OH		Guest

DNF	65	Brian Barr		Bloomfield Hills, MI	Detroit		Chevy Blazer
		Erik Nelson		Plymouth, MI		Guest
	


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