When the dust settled and all of the stages were finally completed, America’s first all-female navigation rally has come to a close. As Rebelle Rally promoters described it, there were “ups-and-downs, triumphs and challenges; great days and bad days.” Now the results are in, and it was the #125 Jeep Wrangler JK of Charlene Bower and Kaleigh Hotchkiss who earned the overall victory. Bower and Hotchkiss edged out the team of Taylor Pawley and Micaela Windham in second place, while rounding out the podium in third place was the team of Nena Barlow and Kande Jacobsen.
On Thursday, October 13th, the inaugural Rebelle Rally presented by Hoehn Adventures will launch on the shores of iconic Lake Tahoe. Seventy-six women from 19 states and 4 countries will become the first competitors to take part in the women’s 10-day off-road navigation rally raid.
(Agua Dulce, Calif.): Race for Cash is back. For all competitors who are up for a friendly wager at the NORRA Mexican 1000, the Race for Cash requires a $2000 dollar buy-in and pays the entire pot to the racer with the lowest elapsed time, after penalties, at the finish line in San Jose del Cabo.
Reno, Nevada – Today, the Rebelle Rally announced a partnership with MAXTRAX recovery devices, the exclusive vehicle recovery track of the rally. The Rebelle Rally is the first women’s off-road navigation rally raid in the United States and will take place October 13-22, 2016. Blending the love of driving with the ultimate challenge of precise navigation, the Rebelle tests competitors’ skills over 7 days of competition. It is not a race for speed, but a unique and demanding precision event based on the elements of time, distance, headings, and hidden checkpoints using maps, compass, and roadbook.
ENSENADA, BAJA CA, MEXICO– Bajarallymoto.com announced that Freedom 64 Rally will support the BAJA RALLY 2.0 with a full suite of logistics, transport, rental and support services for riders tackling Baja CA’s first and only navigation based rally raid for motorcycles this September 24-28th.
Race this Bike In The BAJA RALLY For: $5000.00 (includes full transport, service package & support team)
“The leader of Freedom 64 is Luis Belaustegui, the man who finished the DAKAR on a 150cc 2-stroke KTM after 3 tries”, explained BAJA RALLY creator Scotty Breauxman, “The mere fact that this hearty man has made it to finish of the longest rally on such a small bike speaks to his experience and determination to help our riders succeed in Baja CA.”
The Lake Superior Region Car Club, hosts of the Lake Superior Performance Rally, was recently impacted by the recent Federal Government shutdown that forced the closure of Federal lands used in the rally racing event scheduled for October 18-19th in Houghton, MI. As a result, organizers have constructed an alternative two-day event schedule that will operate roads not affected by the Federal closure.
LSPR organizers had permission to use the Ottawa Forest roads located near Kenton, MI for Friday’s competition, but were recently advised by the USFS-Kenton Office that the issued permit was invalid as long as the Federal Government remained unfunded.
The new LSPR event schedule will reuse Saturday’s stages for a total of 96 stage miles, a decrease of 29 stage miles compared to the original plan. Friday service will still take place first at the Copper Country Mall then in Covington, MI.
ERENDIRA, BAJA CA, MEXICO – The Baja Rally announced that NiteRider Technical Lightning Systems has joined the inaugural BAJA RALLY as a ‘partner-level’ sponsor in the highly anticipated, first ever navigation-based motorcycle rally to take place in Northern Baja this October 3-6.
Founded 25 years ago and based in San Diego, NiteRider is the maker of premium lightning systems in the technical lighting space with applications that span sports, industrial and military operations. The BAJA RALLY is a launch pad for NiteRider as they launch an exciting new line of lights to the off-road market.
ERENDIRA, BAJA CA, MEXICO – Bajarallymoto.com has announced that PCI Radio has teamed up to support the radio communications for the Inaugural BAJA RALLY this October 4-6 in Northern Baja, California.
“Were definitely going to support the bike guys”, explained PCI’s Scott Steinberger, “This is a brand new event for Baja and something PCI wants to be part of.”
Signal Hill CA based PCI Radio has long been the mainstay for communications in the off road industry with over 25 years of leadership backed by handfuls of class championships and 5 BAJA 1000 wins. PCI will provide radio equipment and expert service to the BAJA RALLY official team. While participant riders are not permitted to use radio communications, rally officials will depend on PCI’s proven systems to secure the stage routes and implement safety measures.
(Agua Dulce, Calif.) — With just under two months to go before the green flag drops on its second vintage-flavored rally of 2013, the National Off-Road Racing Association (NORRA) today released additional event details for its newly created 2013 NORRA Mexican 500, also known as the “La Carrera del Norte” (Race of the North).
Today’s announcement includes a complete event schedule (see below) for the upcoming NORRA Mexican 500, as well as additional course and hospitality information. Scheduled for Sept. 27-30, the new four-day event is the second NORRA vintage-flavored off-road rally of 2013, and incorporates many of the unique elements of its sister rally — the highly popular General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000, which takes place in the spring at the end of April.
Friday’s Leg Two of the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles began with the steady pace brought forth by American Team #136 Beavis/Hamilton. The team rose in the morning to find themselves holding firmly on to 6th place, thanks to smooth, fast driving and carefully chosen lines leaving them at 5.04km points (ISUZU.) In front of them, top veterans such as Dakar driver Elisabete Jacinto and teammate Valerie Dot (Team # 160 – VW) at 3.45 km, Jeannette James and teammate Anne-Marie Borg (Team # 161- VW) at 3.55 km points, Carole Montillet and teammate Julie Verdaguer (Team # 187- ISUZU) at 4.43 points, as well as Laura Nigido-Amisse and teammate Valerie Sanfourche (Team # 147 -ISUZU) at 4.50 and Angélique Alvergnas and teammate Sidonie Dubrule (Team # 162 – VW at 4.64 km.) American Team #136 Beavis/Hamilton is also in 2nd place in the ISUZU Media Challenge as of early Saturday the 23rd (with Women’s Adventure Magazine as media partner) and 1st place in the 1st time Competitor Challenge. It’s noteworthy that Hamilton has no professional driving experience and this is her first time competing in a rally raid.