MCNJ Results 2010

Last year's results are still available

Motorsport Club of North Jersey
and the Northern New Jersey Region of the SCCA

20th Annual Teddy Bear Rallye
A Charity Rallye Supporting the Marine Corps' Toys for Tots

Download the Teddy Bear Story as a pdf
Sunday, December 5, 2010
see the pictures   read the story       see the details of the traps   a word about Traps

 
Expert Class
Position Car # Driver Navigator Add'l Points Total Score

1st Place
Trophy

2 Pat Sjogren
Glen Gardner, NJ
Eric Sjogren
Glen Gardner, NJ
0 60.7

2nd Place
Trophy

10 Brian Beckmann
Andover, NJ
Lynn Beckmann
Andover, NJ
0 95.6
3rd Place
Trophy
27 Michael Brooks
Brooklyn, NY
Pepi Brooks
Brooklyn, NY
0 170.0
4th Place
Best Subaru
23 Gil Fitzhugh
Morristown, NJ
Joan Fitzhugh
Morristown, NJ
0 607
5th Place
Best Placing Husband & Wife
35 Judy Fitzpatrick
River Edge, NJ
Michael Fitzpatrick
River Edge, NJ
0 688.3
6th Place
Best SCCA
12 Jim Wakemen
Turnersville, NJ
Mark Hass
Ardsley, PA
200 674.0
 

Intermediate Class

Position Car # Driver Navigator Add'l Points Total Score

1st Place
Trophy

14 Cindy Boerner Lay
Long Valley, NJ
Micah Lay
Long Valley, NJ
200 731.7

2nd Place
Trophy

21 Bart Carlevaro
Montvale, NJ
Linda Louie
Montvale, NJ
200 755.7
3rd Place
Trophy
3 Fred Cochran
Bound Brook, NJ
Arna Cochran
Bound Brook, NJ
0 812.8
4th Place 34 Thor Kinal Oksana Kinal 400 1453.3
 

Novice Class

Position Car # Driver Navigator Add'l Points Total Score

1st Place
Trophy

44 Susan Larney
Livingston, NJ
Keith Roulerson
North Haledon, NJ
200 819.8

2nd Place
Trophy

43 Jason Boyce
Brooklawn, NJ
Chiara Palumbo
Montvale, NJ
200 1053.5
3rd Place
Trophy
17 Katrina Campbell
Phillipsburg, NJ
Randi Campbell
Phillipsburg, NJ
0 1115.6
4th Place 25 Jean Jarzabek Pearl Ng 0 1163.2

5th Place
Best Porsche

5 Enrico Barone
Boonton, NJ
Ron Davis
East Hanover, NJ
400 1378.0

6th Place
Best Saturn

4 Kevin McCormick
Hoboken, NJ
April Hartmann
Hoboken, NJ
200 1401.2
7th Place 16 Carl Baldino Joe Nemchek 200 1458.2
8th Place 20 Phil Daly Donna Daly 400 1489.7
9th Place
Best First Timer
38 Larry Roper
Yardley, PA
Greta Lazhewicz
Maple Shade, NJ
400 1546.7
10th Place
Best Placing Family
31 Avyril Brady
Stanhope, NJ
Emily Koval
Budd Lake, NJ
400 1560.6
11thPlace 33 Eric Richfield Tobias Richfield 400 1626.0
12th Place 42 Kelly Bishop Jen Huff 400 1630.0
13th Place 39 Randy Garrison Kathi Garrison 200 1675.2
14th Place 6 Bill Mauck Joe Abinast 400 1690.0
15th Place 22 Donald Finnegan Shawn McCabe Finnegan 400 1774.9
16th Place 9 Colleen Cheeseman Katherine Marks 400 1795.0
17th Place 8 Francis Lee Karen Lee 400 1802.0
18th Place 13 Derek Rummel Alixe Dittmore 400 1812.5
19th Place 37 Ray Bradley Pam Bradley Gray 400 1876.3
20th Place 26 George Bloeser Judy Bloeser 400 1905.2
21st Place 29 Thomas Pedersen Ashley Welch 200 1918.1
22nd Place 28 Brandon Alpert Adam Meyers 400 1834.9
23rd Place 32 Enid Smith Steve Feigen 600 2052.7
24th Place 41 Guido Baltaglini Loretta Nelson 400 2067.5
25th Place 40 Walter Huber Nancy Huber 400 2112.8
26th Place 19 Chris Hannan Tracy Bouma 200 2122.0
27th Place 7 Hector Rivera Jennifer Torres 400 2131.9
28th Place 24 Donald Novrit John Ready 400 2146.5
29th Place 15 Dennis Barker Sandra Barker 400 2153.9
30th Place 36 Nancy Schulze Christann Cannone 400 2156.4
31st Place 18 Brendan Swords Michael Verrault 200 2161.4
32nd Place 30 Anthony Coccia Kamar Watson 400 2239.6
33rd Place 1 Regina Osolio Jonathan Clermont 400 2370.0
34th Place
Dead Last but Finished
11 Joseph Baruch
Waterbury, CT
Lisa Samma
Waterbury, CT
400 2530.5

Peter Schneider did a masterful job once more and for the 20th time in setting up a low-pressure charity event for the Marine Corps' Toys for Tots Program. Forty-Four Cars started from Stu Lasser's Subaru and Kia dealership in Mt. Olive, NJ. It followed the time honored format; written instructions, some with mileages from the previous instruction.

Photograph's of scenes along the route were used to make the traps self correct. All the cars finished and the scores ranged from 60 to over 2500 points.(to be continued)

Pictures from the Teddy Bear - 20 Years of Toys for Tots
click to enlarge the thumbnails


Can we go on
the Rallye?

Peter Schneider
Rallyemaster

Joanne Schneider
handled the paperwork

There's lots of
room in this wagon

A 2nd car load
takes part

Brian Beckmann at
the Driver's Meeting

Listening for a
advantageous "Tip"

On-course at
Control #1

The Rallye ended
at the Brew Pub

Waiting for the Scoring
to be finished

Still Waiting

Peter explains the traps and the Penalties

Marge Groot, Fred & Arna Cochran

A crossroad sign but not 'the' crossroad sign

 Lynn & Brian

Hey! We won

 


Bart & Linda
2nd Intermediate

Eric & Pat Sjogren
1st Place Overall

The American Association of University Women and
the 
Motorsport Club of North Jersey Presents

 
Saturday, October 23, 2010

Greetings from the Graveyard
Warren County Edition

A “Fun” Road Rallye

Rallyemasters: Lynn & Brian Beckmann
Rallye Advisor: John Groot

 
Expert Class

1st Place
Trophy

Joe & Rickey Miller 168 pts 

2nd Place
Trophy

Michael & Pepi Brooks 327 pts
3rd Place
Best Husband/Wife Team
The Fitzpatricks 387 pts
4th Place John Blemaier, Marina Pushkareva 1859
 

Intermediate Class

1st Place
Trophy

Pat and Natalie Voskinarian 639 pts 

2nd Place
Trophy

Kathy and Tim Harrington

1180 pts
3rd Place Ro and Mike Weinstein  1278 pts
4th Place Kurt and Deborah Engelmann 1342 pts
 

Novice Class

1st Place
Trophy

Paula and Dennis Biggs 958 pts.

2nd Place
Trophy

Jean Jarzabek and Pearl Ng 1364 pts
3rd Place
Trophy
Theo Manton and Lisa Hochman 1787 pts
4th Place
Best First Timers
Marg Anderson and Diane Crawford 1959 pts
5th Place
Best AAUW Team
Melva Cummings & Jan Wardell 1916 pts
6th Place Fred and Carole Monesmith 2010 pts
7th Place Irene and Bill Gardner 2017 pts
8th Place
DLBF Trophy
Peter and Constance Stickle 2145 pts
9th Place Stephen Feigin and Tobias Richfield 2470 pts
DNF Susan Green and Elson Blunt  

Sunday May 2nd
Gotcha Covered

Rallyemasters: Michael and Pepi Brooks
Rallye Advisor: Pete Schneider
For more about Pennsylvania's Covered Bridges - click here

Epilog: Gotcha Covered Rallye 

On May 2, 2010 the Motorsport Club of North Jersey presented its first rallye of the season, a 75 mile trap rallye called Gotcha Covered. The rallye took teams through seven old covered bridges in New Jersey and Bucks County Pennsylvania. The rallye roads were chosen for their spectacular scenery, and many were narrow and twisted their way through the woods and along streams. Nineteen teams participated including 6 expert teams, 4 intermediate teams and 9 novice teams.

The rallye started in the Flemington, NJ Burger King and ended in the Ship Inn in Milford, NJ. There were eight legs, and most contained traps designed to draw unwary teams off the official measured course and them bring them back without knowing they had ever been off-course. Teams who wandered off-course accumulated 100 penalty points for each mile they were either less than or more than the official mileage. There were also eight questions that had to be answered; incorrect answers cost teams between 25 and 100 penalty points depending on the difficulty of the question or the whims of the rallyemasters. This epilog will take you through some of the key traps and tricks.  

Leg #1 Odometer Leg

No traps, just a straightforward 10 mile run down Route 202 towards Pennsylvania 

Leg #2 Saluting the Sergeant

This leg took teams through the Sergeant Greene covered bridge, the only such bridge that still exists in New Jersey.  This leg had a very hard “straight-ahead” trap and two tough questions. Teams traveling north on Route 29 along the Delaware River had their hands full; they were simultaneously looking for a large carved wooden eagle, a ratty railroad crossing sign, and either a “GRAFTON RD” sign or a sign directing them to Frenchtown. The first thing that most teams saw, however, was a large checkpoint sign with Peter Schneider directing them to stop. What all but three teams failed to notice was that Peter was distracting them away from seeing the ratty railroad crossing sign that was parallel to the road and not more than 50 feet before they reached Peter.  

Teams continued until Route 29 made a sharp 15 mph right turn immediately followed by a left.  Less than half the teams failed to notice that they should have automatically abandoned Route 29 after the right because a tiny road provided a straighter path ahead.  

Leg #3 Let’s Go Gallivansandting

This leg was supposed to take teams through the Van Sandt Covered Bridge, but due to a non-rallye car accident local police blocked some teams from continuing on the rallye route. Many cell phone conversations later everyone was back on course, but this leg could not be scored and had to be thrown out. Nevertheless, teams still had an opportunity to answer a 100 point question correctly but only one did (and for the wrong reason). The question was:

According to the SOL RIP “WEST END FARM” seen almost immediately after STOP, what animal can you assume the West End Farm specializes in?

This question seemed easy, but it actually was a very hard trap. The sign was easy to see, it was on the left and it came almost immediately after a stop sign. It was also clear the farm specialized in horses. However, the correct answer was “?”  According to the general instructions a STOP is an “intersection” controlled by a conventional octagonal sign that requires you to stop. However, because this STOP did not have at least two valid directions of travel it was not an “intersection” and since the “WEST END FARM” sign was not seen almost immediately after a STOP it should not have been seen.  

Leg #4 Two for the Road

This leg took teams through two covered bridges—the Cabin Run Covered Bridge and the Loux Covered Bridge. There were two traps on this leg. One came at an instruction:  L at SOL “SUGAN RD” onto Cuttalossa Rd (unpaved).  The first “SUGAN RD” sign teams saw was incorrect because it did not lead to Cuttalossa Rd. Teams who turned here added 100 penalty points before they figured it out and got back on course. The second (and correct) “SUGAN RD” sign was just 100 feet ahead of the first one. The next trap was at an either/or instruction:

EITHER: L at FOPP after SOL HTS “HOFFMAN’S CORNER”
                    OR: L at Stump Rd

The “HOFFMAN’S CORNER” sign was seen first but it was actually two signs on the same pole which meant it was not a continuous surface and therefore it was not the correct sign. If you made the wrong turn (as almost all teams did) you drove 1.1 extra miles and added 110 penalty points to your score.           

Leg #5 Frankly, My Dear . . .

This leg took teams through the Frankenfield covered bridge. The trap on this leg was based on the special follow instruction which was defined by the route instructions. A follow instruction is identical to an onto instruction except that in order to complete a follow instruction you must make at least one action you otherwise would not have made if it were not a follow instruction. The key instruction was:  

L to follow Municipal Rd, then L at FOPP

Teams made the L on Municipal Rd and the L at FOPP but only seven teams realized they hadn’t yet completed the follow instruction when they came to an intersection that matched the first half of the next numbered route instruction which was:  

EITHER: S at SOL , then R at STOP
                    OR: R at STOP

Since teams had not yet made at least one turn they otherwise would not have made if it weren’t for the “follow” instruction, they had not yet completed the follow instruction and should not have been be looking to execute the next numbered route instruction. To do this correctly, you had to first realize that the L at FOPP did not cancel the “follow” instruction.  Then in order to complete the follow instruction you had to turn right at the S to “follow” Municipal Rd. If you did this incorrectly it added more than a mile to your route and 120 penalty points to your score.  

Leg #6 Everyone Loves A Winna

This leg took teams through the Erwinna covered bridge. The trap on this leg was an easy straight-ahead with a twist. Teams were told to make a R at T on to Headquarters Rd. Note that they were not told to make a R at T onto Headquarters Rd. The instruction

“on to” is not the same as “onto”, therefore when teams came to the straight-ahead some believed they were onto Headquarters Rd and ignored the straighter road to remain onto Headquarters Rd. Teams who did that traveled a little over a mile less than they should have and missed the horse statue question which cost them a total of 130 penalty points.  

Leg #7 You’ve Got To Be Kidding!!!

This leg took some teams through the Uhlerstown covered bridge. The trap on this leg was also based on an either/or instruction:

EITHER: After “ROARING ROCKS RD” R on Jugtown Hill Rd
                    OR: After “QUAIL CREEK CIRCA 1800” R on Uhlerstown Hill Rd

Teams saw both signs before they saw either turn, but they saw the “ROARING ROCKS RD” sign first. However the first opportunity to turn was the R on Jugtown Hill Rd.  In an either/or instruction it is the first action that counts and not the first sign you see. Cars that correctly turned on Uhlerstown Rd went down an impossibly steep and narrow (but passable) road before reaching the Uhlerstown Covered Bridge. Cars that incorrectly waited until they could turn on Jugtown Hill Rd went down a beautiful road with an unusual one lane bridge, but missed the covered bridge.  The difference in mileage between the on-course and off course loops was only about 0.2 miles but the off-course teams ended up at the wrong checkpoint location and as a result traveled 1.1 miles less in the last leg, costing them a total of 130 penalty points.  

Leg #8 Ship is Inn

The last leg was very short and took teams to the finish at the Ship Inn. After reaching the checkpoint, teams had to answer a 100 point question after yet another either/or instruction:

EITHER: R at SOL “MUNICIPAL PARKING LOT” into a Municipal Parking Lot
                    OR: Right after crossing a bridge into a Municipal Parking Lot

The question was:  Did you pass SOL RIP “PIPOLO’S”?

The R at SOL “MUNICIPAL PARKING LOT” took you directly into the parking lot and the turn is therefore not at an intersection which it must be because a R can only be executed at an intersection. The Right after crossing a bridge into a Municipal Parking Lot is also not at an intersection, but it doesn’t matter since the word “Right” was used instead of “R”. Therefore the second option was correct. If you took the first incorrect option, the RIP “PIPOLO’S” sign was on your left, but if you took the second correct option the RIP “PIPOLO’S” sign was on your right. Therefore if you saw the SOL RIP “PIPOLO’S” sign it cost you 100 points.

FINAL RESULTS
Gotcha Covered Rallye -- May 2, 2010
                         
    Leg Scores:   Mileage Question Total  
Car #: Driver/Navigator Leg #1 Leg #2 Leg #3 Leg #4 Leg #5 Leg #6 Leg #7 Leg #8 Penalty Penalty Score Class
3 Rich Specht & Eric Sjogren 0 -10 0 170 6 -2 -2 3 194 250 444 E
7 Gil & Joan Fitzhugh 0 72 0 179 25 22 2 17 318 275 593 E
16 Marge & John Groot 0 8 0 500 6 107 -101 2 724 100 824 E
18 Joe & Rickey Miller 0 274 0 97 500 349 0 10 1230 175 1405 E
14 Bernie & Tom Marciniak 0 8 0 25 9 1 -10 0 53 175 228 I
9 Sue Smith/Chris Carter 0 22 0 7 2 1 0 240 272 150 422 I
4 Carl Schulz/Jim Ross 0 0 0 371 7 0 -2 1 381 200 581 I
10 Les Tuerk/Mike Weinstein 0 164 0 97 4 -120 60 -120 565 225 790 I
11 Phil Daly/Donna Barardo 0 -65 0 500 128 -124 -5 7 830 175 1005 N
19 Joseph Cautela/Donna Ferri 0 -146 0 397 114 -120 -10 0 788 250 1038 N
13 Zach Marciniak/Justin Turczak 0 500 0 123 279 -44 22 -114 1082 200 1282 N
8 Ron & Arlene Henion 0 -176 0 500 500 -124 9 -5 1314 225 1539 N
2 Ernest & Lin Crabtree 0 -189 0 209 500 -308 -1 -1 1208 350 1558 N
6 Sue Soares/Terry Gubitosi 0 -167 0 206 500 -329 -78 13 1293 275 1568 N
5 Sam Costanzo/Ron Davis 0 -500 0 -500 -91 75 -163 -39 1367 225 1592 N
1 Diego Millan/Maria-Liezl Millan 0 500 0 500 500 -123 0 -4 1627 375 2002 N
12 Judy & Michael Fitzpatrick                     DNF E
17 Dave & Steve Alpert                     DNF E
15 Nancy Schulze/Joe Krypel                     DNF N
  Leg Descriptions: Odometer Leg Saluting the Sergeant Lets Go Gallivan-
santing
Two for the Road Frankly, My Dear Everyone Loves a Winna You've Got To Be Kidding Ship is Inn        
                         
  Note: Positive leg scores means participants travelled too many miles, while negative leg scores means too few
  Note: Mileage points calculated as 100 points per mile
                         
    Questions: Questions Wrong    
Car #: Team #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 Wrong Penalty Class  
3 Rich Specht & Eric Sjogren Wrong Right Wrong Wrong Right Right Right Wrong 4 250 E  
7 Gil & Joan Fitzhugh Right Right Wrong Right Right Wrong Wrong Wrong 4 275 E  
16 Marge & John Groot Right Right Wrong Right Right Right Right Right 1 100 E  
18 Joe & Rickey Miller Wrong Right Wrong Right Right Wrong Right Right 3 175 E  
14 Bernie & Tom Marciniak Wrong Right Wrong Right Right Wrong Right Right 3 175 I  
9 Sue Smith/Chris Carter Wrong Right Wrong Wrong Right Right Right Right 3 150 I  
4 Carl Schulz/Jim Ross Wrong Right Wrong Wrong Wrong Right Wrong Right 5 200 I  
10 Les Tuerk/Mike Weinstein Wrong Right Wrong Wrong Right Wrong Wrong Right 5 225 I  
11 Phil Daly/Donna Barardo Wrong Right Wrong Wrong Right Right Wrong Right 4 175 N  
19 Joseph Cautela/Donna Ferri Wrong Wrong Right Wrong Wrong Right Wrong Wrong 6 250 N  
13 Zach Marciniak/Justin Turczak Right Right Wrong Wrong Right Wrong Wrong Right 4 200 N  
8 Ron & Arlene Henion Wrong Right Wrong Right Wrong Wrong Wrong Right 5 225 N  
2 Ernest & Lin Crabtree Wrong Wrong Wrong Right Right Wrong Wrong Wrong 6 350 N  
6 Sue Soares/Terry Gubitosi Wrong Wrong Wrong Right Wrong Wrong Wrong Right 6 275 N  
5 Sam Costanzo/Ron Davis Wrong Right Wrong Right Right Right Right Wrong 3 225 N  
1 Diego Millan/Maria-Liezl Millan Wrong Wrong Wrong Wrong Right Wrong Wrong Wrong 7 375 N  
12 Judy & Michael Fitzpatrick                 DNF DNF E  
17 Dave & Steve Alpert                 DNF DNF E  
15 Nancy Schulze/Joe Krypel                 DNF DNF N  
                         
  Question Descriptions: Old  RXR Sign New
RXR Sign
West End
Farm Sign
Deer Crossing Sign Old Mill Machine Creek Crossing Sign White Horse Pipolo's