2012 Ohio Winter Rally Results

This past weekend the 2012 Ohio Winter Rally was held in Solon, Ohio.  I had planned on entering this rally as the navigator for Frank Beyer, but Frank’s Subaru got a recall notice about a suspension part and Frank was told not to use the car.  As a result I was not able to take part in this rally this year.

Ohio, like much of the northeast USA, has not had a great deal of snow this winter.  This lack of substantial snowfall has dampened the spirits of many ralliests who seek the challenge of a snowy winter rally.

The 2012 Ohio Winter Rally is the third event of the WINTR Series and the scoring in the WINTR Series is based on the overall scoring for the rally.  The Ohio Winter Rally rallymaster, Greg Lester, has an unique method of establishing the overall standings used in the WINTR Series.  The Ohio Winter Rally is run with three classes: Equipped (no limit of navigational equipment), Limited (separate odometer from any timing device), Stock (must use standard odometer provided with the car).  At the end of the rally, Greg declares the winner of each class as finishing in first place.  The result is a three-way tie for first place.  Then Greg establishes a factor for each class based on the number required needed to make each class winner’s score equal the lowest score.  These factors are used to adjust the raw scores for all of the other competitors.  Therefore, if you don’t win your class then you’ll want to finish a close second to get a high overall position.

The overall results below are for the 2012 Ohio Winter Rally based on the adjustments that Greg has made for the WINTR Series:

Results of the 2012 Ohio Winter Rally

Raw

Scaling

Scaled

O/A

Class

Driver

Navigator

Total

Factor

Total

Finish

S

Adam   Spieszny

Piotr   Roszczenko

71

0.127

9.000

1

E

Ron Johnstonbaugh

Jack   von Kaenel

9

1.000

9.000

1

L

Ken   Wiedbusch

Dennis   Wiedbusch

10

0.900

9.000

1

E

David   Sellers

Janis   Ford

15

1.000

15.000

2

S

Bill   Crowe

Sue   Crowe

251

0.127

31.817

3

S

Erik   Kauntz

Kurt   Hilfer

260

0.127

32.958

4

E

Jacob   Hayden

Ken   Swarm

34

1.000

34.000

5

E

Michael   Vojacek

Sam   Lister

34

1.000

34.000

5

S

Thomas   Hanna

Adam   Rolland

386

0.127

48.930

6

S

Jennifer   Goulden

John   Buda

440

0.127

55.775

7

Congratulations to the winners!  The next and final 2012 WINTR Series rally is the Winter Challenge in Barre, Vermont on February 18.

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2 Responses to 2012 Ohio Winter Rally Results

  1. Clarence Westberg says:

    Interesting way to do results, sort of like golf tournaments where they take some number of holes to determine handicaps then adjust. Sounds like a great event, wish they had more cars. I’m sitting at 6 for my winter rally 2/11 with hopes of getting 10 or so. We hardly have any snow left here either.

    • Hi Clarence,
      Another feature of the rallies that Greg lester puts on is his “stock class friendly” route instructions. Greg has many more re-zeroing points than most rallies which helps to minimize the differences between the official rally distance and the distance shown on the stock trip odometer. This especially helps the novice competitor, who might not be paying attention to the differences between the two distances.

      Regards,
      Steve

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