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Rebelle Rally 2016 - Challenges Mount for Competitors

Posted in Events on October 19, 2016
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“If it were easy, everyone would do it,” stated Rebelle Rally founder Emily Miller in a recent Rally driver meeting. The difficulty level has gone up each day of the competition. Day Two took the competitors through the mountains and valleys above Hawthorne and Tonopah, Nevada. The course wound through some very picturesque terrain. On Day Three, the course headed south towards California, and it was one of the longest days on the rally thus far. Known as the marathon leg, competitors had a scenic stop in a small mining ghost town of Goldpoint. Several competitors elected to stop and eat lunch before moving on. They were warned to watch their time. Green checkpoints have a certain closing time. Miss one of those and you lose all points after that checkpoint.

The goal was to get to Dumont Dunes where the competitors would “self camp.” This meant there wouldn’t be the amenities of Base Camp, which includes portable showers, a food truck, and a large, comfortable tent to work on mapping. Day Four of competition began with carnage. The Sugar High team flew off a dune and broke an axle ending their day. The Jeep was trailered to Hesperia for a fix. Nena Barlow and Kande Jacobsen in the Ram Rebel also went off a dune and smashed their front end in. They were able to continue into the finish at Johnson Valley Base Camp. Day Five awaits the competitors, and there are some technical sections that won’t be easy. Stay tuned to fourwheeler.com for updates.

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