The unequalled off-road capability of the Jeep® Wrangler was on full show throughout the current Rebelle Rally as a pair of all-female crews guided their automobiles by seven days of grueling competitors to tie for first place within the Bone Inventory four×four class.
When the mud settled after the 1,600-mile rally by the Nevada and California desert, Crew #115 comprised of Michelle Laframboise and Elise Racette and their Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, and Crew #140 with Emme Corridor and Rebecca Donaghe of their all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, tied for the highest spot for the primary time ever within the Rebelle Rally.
Along with tying for first place, Corridor and Donaghe additionally received the Bone Inventory award that’s offered to the workforce that locations highest in a automobile that’s precisely as delivered from the manufacturing facility. They competed in an all-new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon with particular hearth decals.
“It’s an incredible automobile,” mentioned Corridor on the awards ceremony. “It’s simply such a succesful automobile.”
Chris Woo, Rebelle Rally technical director, added that whereas “it’s straightforward” to take a totally caged buggy with “massive horsepower” and make it go quick, it’s so much tougher to do in a manufacturing automobile.
“We wished to essentially showcase what the ladies are able to, and in addition what the automobile is able to,” Woo added. “The automobiles are extra succesful than you suppose they’re. You possibly can take your children to soccer apply, go to the grocery retailer, however you are able to do some severe off-roading in them.”
They usually did some severe off-roading within the Rebelle Rally, which was the primary ladies’s off-road navigation rally in the US when it started three years in the past.
Thirty-seven groups comprised of two ladies (one driver, one navigator) used maps, compasses and highway books to navigate to a number of checkpoints, some seen and others hidden, in a prescribed period of time for factors.
Each groups completed with a complete rating of 1,229 factors, and since there aren’t any tiebreakers, each groups have been declared winners.
The winners got here from quite a lot of backgrounds. Crew 140 was comprised of Corridor, a journalist, and Donaghe, a tv producer. The opposite first place workforce, Crew 115, featured Racette, a veteran rally co-driver and enterprise analyst, and Laframboise, a enterprise proprietor who has been racing since 2009.
Each groups have competed in a number of Rebelle Rallies, with Corridor and Donaghe competing in all three Rebelles.
Study extra in regards to the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler, together with the Rubicon mannequin that received the Rebelle Rally, by visiting Jeep.com.