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Rebelle Rally Field Update: Day 7

Sand Storm Shakes Up Standings
October 20, 2017
The final day of the Rebelle Rally took place in the Imperial Sand Dunes, with conditions that challenged each and every team. Rebelle founder Emily Miller purposely made Day 7 the most difficult; what she didn’t anticipate was Mother Nature upping the challenge even further for the Rebelles. Winds gusting up to 50 mph made visibility incredibly problematic for all competitors. Without the ability to site on any landmarks, competitors had to strategize about which checkpoints to pursue and which to abandon.

While there were no perfect scores on Day 7, the best score of the day was posted by Nena Barlow and Chris Mayne of Team 4 Corners (#129). They closed the gap on Kaleigh Hotchkiss and Teralin Petereit of Team Blondetourage (#125), but when the final scores were tallied, it was not enough. A mere two points (out of 1177 points accumulated over seven days of competition) separated the two teams at the end of the rally. In the end, the consistency of Team Blondetourage kept them at the front of the pack in the 33-vehicle field in the 4×4 Class. In the Crossover Class, Team Hoehn Adventures’ (#203) Jaimy Grigsby and Lori Arterburn took the victory in their Jaguar F-Pace.

Team 4 Corners’ (#129) strong finish earned them the Bone Stock Award, with Barlow earning Ram Trucks the honor for the second year in a row. Last year she piloted a Ram Rebel, and this year Barlow was behind the wheel of a Ram Power Wagon with Chris Mayne navigating. The pair edged out Emme Hall and Rebecca Donaghe of Team Anemoiniacs (#140) in both the overall standings and the Bone Stock Designation. The Anemoiniacs battled mechanical issues all day, but their determination was rewarded with a spot on the podium. Michelle Laframboise and Elise Racette of Team ClearWater Designs (#115) placed fifth overall and first in the International Cup. They will head back to Canada with bragging rights and $2,500 donated to Cystic Fibrosis Canada on their behalf.

Competitors determine the Team Spirit Award, given to the team who best exhibits a positive attitude in the face of adverse conditions and challenging situations. The camaraderie this year was pervasive from Day 1 of the rally, so Team Spirit could go to any one of a number of teams. The winner of the Team Spirit Award will have $5,000 donated in their name to their chosen charity. The celebrating has started in Base Camp 3 and will continue on Saturday evening at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. There teams will reconnect with their loved ones and plug back in after a week of being separated from laptops, cell phones, and all other technology.

 

4×4 Class
Rank      Team    Driver / Co-Driver                                      Vehicle Total                                  Points  

1            125        Kaleigh Hotchkiss / Teralin Petereit           1999 Jeep Wrangler                       1177    
2            129        Nena Barlow / Chris Mayne                        2017 RAM Power Wagon               1175    
3            140        Emme Hall / Rebecca Donaghe                 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2       1159    
4            104        Cora Jokinen / Melissa Fischer                  2005 Jeep Wrangler                      1150    
5            115        Michelle Laframboise / Elise Racette         2017 Jeep Wrangler                      1143    
6            123        Florence Pham / Karen Rayrolles              2017 Nissan Navara                       1130    
7            154        Tiffany Walker / Rori Lewis                         2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser                  1121   
8            118        Kendra Miller / Bailey Campbell                  2015 Jeep Wrangler                      1106   
9            152        Katy Kunkel / Frances Spencer                  2017 Jeep Wrangler                      1102  
10          109        Jo Hannah Hoehn / Susie Saxten               2012 Land Rover LR4                   1100   
11          106        Sedona Blinson / Leah Heffelfinger            2015 Nissan Frontier PRO4X         1099   
12          155        Syndiely Wade / Melanie Baudin                2015 Jeep Wrangler                      1096  
13          110        Amy Hopkins / Naomi Grebe                       1991 Toyota Land Cruiser             1070   
14          160        Teresa Stewart / Sara Jehn                        2016 Jeep Wrangler                      1066    
15          153        Jennifer Clarke / Alicia Byers                      2015 Jeep Wrangler                      1061  
16          131        Helene Becour / Armelle Medard Lang       2017 Ford Raptor                         1041    
17          156        Tracey Ristow / Thuy Davis                        2015 Jeep Wranger                      1022    
18          116        Deborah Najm / Amy Martinez                     2012 Land Rover LR4                  1018    
19          132        Coralee Lack / Christy Long                       2013 Jeep Wrangler                     1008    
20          161        Amy Volmer / Robyn Garrison                     2007 Jeep Wrangler                     1000    
21          145        Charlene O’day / Kristian Vockler               2014 Jeep Wrangler                      987    
22          108        Karen Hoehn / Dana Saxten                       2014 Land Rover LR4                   935    
23          146        Erin Williams / Alyson Hamilton                   2012 Land Rover LR4                   912    
24          142        Pamela Hall / Keri Boyer                             2015 Jeep Rubicon                        911    
25          111        Heather Lewis / Jenn Zipp Richmond          2017 Jeep Wrangler                      885    
26          159        Kellie Philips / Tracy Veliz                           2017 Jeep Wrangler                      882    
27          157        Nicole Honstead / Lyn Woodward               2017 Jeep Wrangler                      876    
28          126        Michelle Davis / Andrea Shaffer                 2004 Jeep Wrangler                      861    
29          148        Anna Lewis / Morgan Lytle                         2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser                  838    
30          150        Susan McPartland / Viola Nungary             1995 Ford Bronco                         825    
31          151        Pat Shirley / Lisa Allen                                2016 Ford Expedition                    751   
32          103        Rachael Ridenour / Doreen Adorno           2006 Toyota 4Runner                    702    
NR         149        Courtney Latter / Martha Tansy                  1969 Jeep Wagoneer                    164   
 
Crossover Class
Rank      Team    Driver / Co-Driver                                         Vehicle Total                                  Points 
1            203        Jaimy Grigsby / Lori Arterburn                    2017 Jaguar F-Pace                       841    
2            204        Meli Barrett / Sabrina Howells                     2017 Honda Ridgeline                     636    
3            206        Elizabeth McLaughlin / Marty Lawrence     Subaru Outback                               634    

 

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