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Zoom zoom: NY troopers ticket rally drivers

November 16, 2010 2:07:13 PM PST
More than 100 high-performance cars including Porches, Corvettes, Vipers and BMWs were pulled over by troopers as drivers in a 117-mile road rally roared toward a private track in Monticello.

Sgt. Raymond Walter of State Police in Liberty says the cars were stopped by seven troopers and three sheriff's deputies around 11:30 a.m. Sunday on Route 17 in Sullivan County. Troopers had been alerted by 911 callers saying a group of race cars was speeding at more than 100 mph. More than 30 tickets were issued.

The drivers were part of Turkey Run 2010, a charity event sponsored by Exotics Rally, Inc. The group's website says more than 250 participants paid $100 each to drive from Syosset, Long Island to the Monticello Motor Club, a private track and country club.

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