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List of Champions



This page lists the various awards given yearly by the New England Region of the SCCA, and who won them.

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Rally of the Year

One rally in the championship series is chosen annually as the Rally of the Year. This selection is based on input from competitors in the form of written Contestant Evaluation Reports (CERs) submitted for each rally.
    1981  Mini Monte - Colin Lyle and Janice Smola
    1982  Covered Bridge XVI - Ted Goddard
    1983  Midnight Mountain XX - Patti and Howard Mikkelsen
    1984  Yankee Routes IV - Joe Coyle and Carole Gesemyer
    1985  Mountain Laurel (Happy Trails) - Glenn and Mary Beth Folsom
    1986  May Mountain Melee XXX - Colin Lyle, Janice Smola, and Kit Caruthers
    1987  Midnight Mountain XXIV - Mike Collier and Leona Hall
    1988  Yankee Routes VIII - Mike and Leona Hall
    1989  May Mountain Melee XXXII - Colin Lyle and Janice Smola
    1990  The Nutmeg Rally - Clint Goss and Vera Shanov
    1991  Snow & Ice - David Lewis and John Howe
    1992  Snow & Ice - David Lewis and John Howe
    1993  Mount Ascutney - Don Taylor, Donna Taylor, and Pego Mack
    1994  Lighthouse I - Patti and Howard Mikkelsen
    1995  MaineSpring - Marsha and John Sibley

Sine Qua Non Award

The Sine Qua Non Award, established by the NER Rally Board in 1978, is presented by the New England Region Rally Board to that member of the Region, who, as an organizer/worker, has contributed to the success of the Rally Program in a manner so exceptional that the individual is recognized by all as indispensable and essential.
    1978  Terry Folsom             
    1979  Amy Thompson             
    1980  Dee Robinson             
    1981  Phil Suomo               
    1982  Ed Rhodes
    1983  Marilyn Freeman
    1984  Barbara Ciesla
    1985  Scott Sminkey
    1986  Ian MacLennan
    1987  Mike Collier
    1988  Mary Beth Folsom
    1989  Tom Ciesla
    1990  Glenn Folsom
    1991  Ted Goddard
    1992  Clint Goss and Vera Shanov
    1993  David Lewis
    1994  Herb Suessenbach
    1995  Maryanne Rhodes

Chairperson's Award

The Chairperson's Award is given by the Chairperson to one or more individuals who have contributed in a unique way to the rally program.
    1993  Greg & Anne Vincent
    1994  Jon Lamkins
    1995  Tom and Barbara Ciesla

Rookie of the Year

Rookie of the Year is presented annually to the new rallyist who has not only competed in the annual rally series, but has contributed to the sport by actively working and demonstrated interest in the future of rallying.
    1983  Michael Collier
    1984  David Nolan
    1985  David Allain
    1986  David Lewis
    1989  Ric Golen and Deb Golen
    1990  Donald and Janice Byrd
    1991  (none)
    1992  John and Marsha Sibley
    1993  Ray Wenzel
    1994  Dennis Lundstedt and Diana Harris
    1995  Fran and Jonathan Dance

Davidson Cup

Running concurrent with the New England Rally Championship is the team competition for the Davidson Cup, a perpetual award in the memory of Bob Davidson. The Davidson Cup was added in 1970 to give the many local clubs in the area a title to aim for -- The Top Rally Club in New England rallying. Any local motorsport club can run for the Davidson Cup. The single club to receive the points must be indicated by the crew on its scoreboard. The points are earned by the top finishing crew for each club in each of the three classes. The Davidson Cup cannot be won by the New England Region, SCCA. All events in the New England Rally Championship will be counted. Ties will not be broken.
    1970  Touring Club of New England
    1971  MG Car Club, New England Centre
    1972  MG Car Club, New England Centre
    1973  South County Motor Sports Club
    1974  South County Motor Sports Club
    1975  Touring Club of New England
    1976  Touring Club of New England
    1977  Touring Club of New England
    1978  Touring Club of New England
    1979  Touring Club of New England
    1980  Worcester Area Sports Car Club
    1981  Worcester Area Sports Car Club
    1982  Touring Club of New England
    1983  Polish National Eagle Ralleye Clubski
    1984  Touring Club of New England
    1985  Touring Club of New England
    1986  Touring Club of New England
    1987  Touring Club of New England
    1988  Worcester Area Sports Car Club 
    1989  Touring Club of New England
    1990  Fairfield County Sports Car Club
    1991  Touring Club of New England
    1992  Touring Club of New England
    1993  Touring Club of New England
    1994  Touring Club of New England
    1995  Touring Club of New England
    1996  Touring Club of New England

Cameron Dewar Cup

In 1973, the New England Region, SCCA received the donation of a new rally award, the Cameron Dewar Cup. This cup was given in memory of Cameron Dewar, motorsports writer for the Boston Herald, and long-time friend of New England rallying. The Cameron Dewar Cup will be awarded to the competitor who has attained the greatest number of points in the New England Rally Championship without regard to the competitor's status as a driver and/or navigator, in Class A, B and/or C, or to any reference to membership in any club or championship. A number of events up to two less than the total number in the championship series for the year may contribute points towards each competitor's Cameron Dewar Cup points, e.g., if there are twelve championship events in a series, each competitor will accrue points for up to ten events. Each event started by a competitor will accrue points until the maximum allowable number of events has been reached, e.g., in the above example, if the competitor started eleven events, the first ten will be used. Point values towards Cameron Dewar Cup follow the same schedule as for placement points towards the New England Rally championship. In the event of a tie, the tie will be broken except where the tie is between two competitors who have competed as a team for the entire series. The tie will be broken by determining the competitor(s) with the most first place finishes, then second, third, etc. finishes as necessary.
    1973  Ken and Marsha Frausel
    1974  Paul and Geri Fisher
    1975  Janice Smola
    1976  Mark Rerick and John Howard
    1977  Mark Rerick and John Howard
    1978  James Scholten
    1979  Tom and Barbara Ciesla
    1980  Phil Suomo
    1981  Tom and Barbara Ciesla
    1982  Tom and Barbara Ciesla
    1983  Tom and Barbara Ciesla
    1984  Val Stegemoen
    1985  Mary Beth and Glenn Folsom
    1986  Michael Collier and Ian MacLennan
    1987  Mary Beth and Glenn Folsom
    1988  Tom and Barbara Ciesla
    1989  William Shrader
    1990  John Howe and David Lewis
    1991  David Lewis and John Howe
    1992  Ric Golen
    1993  Vera Shanov and Clint Goss
    1994  John and Marsha Sibley
    1995  Mike Friedman and Marc Goldfarb

Champion Teams

           Driver                Navigator

    1953   Bob Kershen           Mrs. Kershen

    1954   Ned Curtis            Jane Curtis

    1955   Jane Curtis           Ned Curtis

    1956   Les Farrington        Don Farrington

    1957   John Clapp            Faye Clapp

    1958   Ivar Hakanson         John Allenago

    1959   Ivar Hakanson         IsaBella Magowan

    1960   Don Cahoon            Andy Wales

    1961   William Gray          John Eaton

    1962   William Gray          John Eaton

    1963       Information not available

    1964   Helen Cross           Skip Eberle

    1965 A Gina Martin           William Shrader
         B Richard Metheany      Robert Bellman

    1966       Information not available

    1967 A Charles Pan           William Shrader
         B Harlan Halsey         Omer Norton
         C Horace Laffaye        Martha Laffaye

    1968 A Geoffrey Howard       John Howard
         B Natalie Graham        Donald Graham
         C Arnold Adams          Frank Cornell

    1969 A Randy Clark           Patrick O'Shea
         B Natalie Graham        Donald Graham
         C Arthur Davis          Joy Davis

    1970       Information not available

    1971 A Robert Amaral         Rick Andersson
         B Victor Gauvin         James Eden-Kilgour
         C Randy Spitzer         Mickie Spitzer

    1972 A Carl Baker            William Shrader
         B Richard Landry        James Eden-Kilgour
         C William Hall          Lynn Fralick

    1973 A Mark Rerick           William Leonard
         B Ken Frausel           Marsha Frausel
         C Colin Lyle            Sally Gordon

    1974 A Terry Folsom          Glenn Folsom
         B Ken Frausel           Marsha Frausel
         C Paul Fisher           Geri Fisher

    1975 A Carl Baker            John Howard
         B Joseph Coyle          William Ahern
         C Peter Mulhern         Janice Smola

    1976 A Mark Rerick           John Howard
         B Joseph Coyle          James Eden-Kilgour
         C Peter Mulhern         Janice Smola

    1977 A Mark Rerick           John Howard
         B Glenn Folsom          Len Lasczak
         C Val Stegemoen         Gary Webb

    1978 A John Sedgwick         John Howard
         B Tom Ciesla            Barbara Ciesla
         C Richard Thompson      James Scholten

    1979 A John Sedgwick         Janice Smola
         B Tom Ciesla            Barbara Ciesla
         C Jack Lachapelle       Karen Lachapelle

    1980 A Natalie Fowle         William Shrader
         B Tom Ciesla            Barbara Ciesla
         C Phil Suomo            Linda DeBiasio

    1981 A Carl Baker            David Russell
         B Tom Ciesla            Barbara Ciesla
         C Val Stegemoen         Linda DeBiasio

    1982 A Natalie Fowle         William Shrader
         B Tom Ciesla            Barbara Ciesla 
         C Joe Turco             Maryanne Rhodes

    1983 A Howard Mikkelsen      Patti Mikkelsen
         B Tom Ciesla            Barbara Ciesla
         C Phil Suomo            Scott Sminkey

    1984 A Patti Mikkelsen       Howard Mikkelsen
         B Tom Ciesla            Barbara Ciesla
         C Michael Collier       Val Stegemoen

    1985 A Natalie Shrader       Kit Caruthers
         B Mary Beth Folsom      Glenn Folsom
         C Phil Suomo            David Nolan

    1986 A Carl Baker            David Allain
         B Tom Ciesla            Barbara Ciesla
           Mary Beth Folsom      Glenn Folsom
                                 Val Stegemoen
         C Michael Collier       Ian MacLennan

    1987 A Patti Mikkelsen       Howard Mikkelsen
         B Mary Beth Folsom      Glenn Folsom
         C Michael Collier       Ian MacLennan

    1988 A Carl Baker            David Allain
         B Tom Ciesla            Barbara Ciesla
         C Michael Collier       Ian MacLennan

    1989 A Michael Collier       William Shrader
         B Tom Ciesla            Barbara Ciesla
         C David Lewis           David Nolan

    1990 A Michael Collier       Ian MacLennan
         B Vera Shanov           Clint Goss
         C David Lewis           David Nolan

    1991 A Andy English          Maryanne Rhodes
         B Ric Golen             Deb Golen
         C David Lewis           David Nolan

    1992 A Herb Suessenbach      Pego Mack
         B Ric Golen             Deb Golen
         C Winston Clark         Linda Goudreau

    1993 A Andy English          Maryanne Rhodes
         B Vera Shanov           Clint Goss
         C Winston Clark         Linda Goudreau

    1994 A Vera Shanov           Clint Goss
         B Don Byrd              Janice Byrd
         C Winston Clark         Linda Goudreau

    1995 A Mike Friedman         Marc Goldfarb
         B Vera Shanov           Clint Goss
         C John Sibley           Marsha Sibley

    1996 A Andy English          Maryanne Rhodes
         B Vera Shanov           Clint Goss
         C John Sibley           Marsha Sibley

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