Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Crazy Leo and Carl Williamson finish 3rd at STPR®


Can-Jam Motorsports Driver Crazy Leo Urlichich and Co-Driver Carl Williamson put together another good performance this past weekend finishing 3rd in the 36th running of the Waste Management Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally® held in Wellsboro, Pa., on June 1-2.

credit: Neil McDaid
This was the fourth round of the Rally America National Championship and was a real fight between the three top combatants with eventual winner L’Estage having some motor issues on Day 1 and second place finisher Higgins suffering from gearbox issues on the very first stage of the event.

The Crazy Leo / Carl Williamson duo were sitting just eight seconds back of the leader at the end of Day 1 and fought hard with Subaru factory driver Higgins for the second spot all of Day 2, with the privateer team being narrowly beaten but grabbing their second consecutive podium in their debut season on American soil.

“STPR was such a challenge. We took risks like never before, had hair-graying moments, did all possible,” Urlichich said.  “We're lucky enough not to tool the Beast and it was an awesome event.”

Co-Driver Carl Williamson said, “Well, we had a big battle to stay ahead of David Higgins on day 2, and we pushed hard in the attempt. We visited the scenery a few times but it spat us back out again, thankfully. So, Higgins had us but we live to fight another day, and fight we will.”

Crazy Leo and Williamson now sit 3rd in the Rally America National Championship, only a single point back of second place L’Estage / Richard and 38 back of leaders Higgins / Drew.

Final Results
1. L’Estage / Richard 1:39:15.50
2. Higgins / Drew 1:40:30.60
3. Crazy Leo / Williamson 1:41:42.40

Next up for the Can-Jam Motorsports Team is the Rallye Baie de Chaleurs, third round of the Canadian Rally Championship June 28-30.

The next Rally America event will be the New England Forest Rally on July 13-14.

Crazy Leo and Carl Williamson compete in the Rally America and Canadian Rally Championship with the help of Can-Jam Motorsports, GLONASS, SpecLube, Motul, Tilton, Cusco, Performance Friction, MSI, Quy’s Coating, Rally Armor and CSCS.