June 01, 2018
June 02, 2018
Dirt and Gravel
125 Competition miles, 135 Transit miles
Wellsboro PA, Germania PA, Tioga County Fairgrounds
Susquehannok Trail Performance Rally
42 years running, the Waste Management Susquehannok Trail Performance Rally has seen stage rally teams compete on some of the most challenging stage roads in North America. Known for its tight, technical, and narrow stage roads, STPR allows for no margin of error. Trees push up against the twisting roads, creating tunnels through the Pennsylvania Forests where even a small drift wide can lead to disaster. The dense canopy creates sunbeams and flickering sun to a speeding car, a source of distraction that drives must overcome. STPR truly is a driver's challenge.
The rally starts with the spectator friendly Waste Management stage. This stage road is purpose-built for rally on Waste Management facility grounds just outside the rally's base in Wellsboro. The stage features one of the biggest jumps on the ARA calendar, where cars fly over 125ft in front of the crowd. From there, STPR heads into the deep woods, where competitors face the environment in addition to each other. Day 2 features one of the longest stage roads in the US, the 24 mile Mine Hole Stage.
Both days of the event end with head to head Super Special Stages at the Tioga County Fairgrounds. These stages put the rally action in front of the crowd and have two competitors run a stage side-by-side in a race to cross the finish line first.
David Higgins and Paul Choiniere have won here 7 times.
Closest margin of victory - 1.3 seconds in 2011
Longest Jump on Waste Management Stage - 125ft in 2017
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