Rocky Road Racing

Black River Stages
September 23, 2000

Thursday, September 21, 2000

Rocky Road Racing Takes on Up-State New York

The Rocky Road Racing Team continues their very busy but successful season by competing in the Black River Stages SCCA ClubRally this weekend. The rally, 1999 SCCA ClubRally of the year, is centrally located in scenic Harrisville NY, and will have the teams competing on some of the best roads along the western edge of the Adirondack Mountains. Past winners have included a rear wheel drive VW (old) Bug and a 4WD tubo-charged Mitsubiti, so it’s wide open as to who can win.

“It’s a fun event with some of the best rally roads in the Northeast. At some spots you can even test the flight stability of your car!” remarked driver Don Kennedy. “I’ve run a number of rallies put on by Greg (Healey - the rally co-chairman along with Keith Kreisler), and they are always top notch events. He always seems to find great roads that are fun and challenging to drive.”

This will be navigator Keith Kennedy’s first event since the Maine Forest ProRally at the end of July. Keith wasn’t able to compete (as a driver) at the Duryea Hillclimb in August because of a nagging shoulder injury that actually happened just before the Pagoda Hillclimb back in June. “I don’t think it’ll bother me at all, especially now that I know that it was the Dramamine and not my nerves that making me sick just before the start of every stage.” Keith also added that “I know a lot of the people running the rally, since they’re mostly BMR (Blue Mountain Region) people, and that helps to make it a very friendly and enjoyable rally.”

Crew chief Matt Kennedy said “I ran the car at Duryea (Hillclimb) and it was perfect, even after the beating it took in Maine. It just goes to show how solid of a car Subaru makes.” Unfortunately, that’s a statement that many other competitors weren’t able to make after their rally ended with a broken car or car parts. “I really have to thank our sponsors, Steve Moyer Subaru of Temple PA, KAM Specialties of Reading PA, and AMS Oil; they’ve help make this a very successful and fun debut season.”

You can follow the Black River Stages, check updates and results, by going to Rally Racing News at Also watch for the soon to be completed Rocky Road Racing website, at

For More Information Contact:
Matt Kennedy
Rocky Road Racing

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