Rebelle Rally begins Marathon Leg

Rebelle Rally begins Marathon Leg

After a restless night at Big Dune in high winds, Rebelles channeled their energy to cover 320 kilometers for the first half of the Marathon Leg. Chef Drew Deckman and his talented crew also overcame adversity to provide a hearty breakfast to the competitors before they headed out on a two-day unsupported marathon leg with no food service, mechanic station, shower trailers, or any of the other luxuries found in basecamp. 


Along the way they traveled through Ash Meadows, Tecopa Hot Springs, and Sperry Wash, searching for 18 checkpoints (CPs) scattered along the way. The normal fueling was canceled at the end of STAGE 3 due to the winds, and instead occurred on Tuesday morning. The result was that there was less time to gather CPs, forcing all the teams to prioritize and strategize to maximize their scores. 


Team #129 4x Eventures (Nena Barlow / Teralin Petereit) posted the top score of the day in the 4x4 Class in their Jeep Wrangler 4Xe to extend their lead in the overall standings. The mother and daughter team of #177 Jeep Thrills (Emily Benzie / Christine Benzie) earned the second highest score for the day in their own Jeep Wrangler 4Xe, narrowing the gap between them and Team #150 G.O.A.T. (Shelby Hall / Penny Dale) in the overall standings. Team #152 Toyota Way-Finders (Samantha Barber / Becky Brophy) were the top scoring rookies for STAGE 4, in eighth place in both the day and overall standings.


In the X-Cross™ Class, Team #205 Watt Girl Summer (Sabrina Howells / Alyssa Roenigk) posted the top score for the day in their Kia Sorento PHEV, followed by rookies Team #204 MTNSUBI (Carey Lando / Laura Fino). Team #206 Giggle Watts (Verena Mei / Tana White) rounded out the podium for the day and are tied for first in the overall standings with Team #202 Ford Performance (Cora Jokinen / Melissa Fischer).


In the X-Cross™ Class, Team #205 Watt Girl Summer (Sabrina Howells / Alyssa Roenigk) posted the top score for the day in their Kia Sorento PHEV, followed by rookies Team #204 MTNSUBI (Carey Lando / Laura Fino). Team #206 Giggle Watts (Verena Mei / Tana White) rounded out the podium for the day and are tied for first in the overall standings with Team #202 Ford Performance (Cora Jokinen / Melissa Fischer).


How to Follow the Rebelle Rally Standings

There are a variety of ways to follow the Rebelle Rally standings in real time as the event progresses. Clicking on rebellerally.com/live-tracking provides up-to-the-minute positions of competitors on course provided by YB Tracking and Iridium via the Rebelle Rally website or the YB Racing app for Apple and Android. For those that prefer tabular data, rebellerally.com/live-scoring has just about every statistic you could ever ask for. There are overall standings for the 4x4 and X-Cross™ classes, links to team bios, and individual CP scores for each day. Note that 4x4s are separated into Group A and Group B in order to prevent teams from playing follow-the-leader. The flowchart is a handy way to chart momentum of teams from day to day. No one has a perfect rally, and bouncing back from adversity is a critical skill for overall success.

Want to learn more about the women competing in the Rebelle RallyTeam bios are live now at rebellerally.com/2021-teams.


Text Credits: Rebelle Rally
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