Relentless and Resilient Kia Rebelles End Second General in X-Cross Class

  • 2020 Telluride SX crossed the end line after eight grueling days within the unforgiving California and Nevada deserts
  • Telluriders workforce show their unstoppable spirit with a number of vital stage wins all through rally

IRVINE, Calif., October 21, 2020 – Crew Telluriders triumphantly crossed the end line within the 2020 Telluride within the fifth annual Rebelle Rally, coming in general second place within the X-Cross class. The powerhouse duo, made up of Alyssa Roenigk (driver) and Sabrina Howells (navigator), demonstrated their “Give it Every thing” perspective, utilizing their invaluable set of abilities to make sensible and calculated selections tailor-made to the Telluride’s functionality, in the end permitting it to shine and end the robust, off-road rally.

“It is a momentous achievement for Kia,” mentioned Sean Yoon, president & CEO, Kia Motors North America & Kia Motors America. “Because of Alyssa and Sabrina’s grit within the arduous Rebelle Rally, they helped elevate the Telluride’s credibility to new heights. Their large accomplishment will go down in Kia historical past and we couldn’t be extra happy with our workforce.”

From Lake Tahoe to the border of Mexico, Crew Telluriders graciously dealt with no matter challenges the course threw at them. After dealing with harder obstacles on rocky terrain initially, Alyssa and Sabrina have been eager on the Telluride’s strengths, utilizing it to their benefit within the following days to lead to a number of stage wins.

“Alyssa, Sabrina and the Telluride did such a terrific job on this 12 months’s rally,” mentioned Rebelle Rally founder, Emily Miller. We contemplate the car because the third teammate, and all three dealt with the problem with grace. They’re an distinctive workforce.”

The workforce was in a position to clinch second place within the X-Cross class after excelling within the sand dunes, the place the Telluride effortlessly floated over the sandy panorama to hit a number of checkpoints first earlier than a number of rivals, taking the win for probably the most factors scored on the ultimate day of the competitors.

“We’re so happy with our general efficiency and our comeback to take second within the X-Cross class on the 2020 Rebelle Rally,” mentioned Alyssa and Sabrina. “On the ultimate day, once we pulled as much as  checkpoints deep within the Imperial Sand Dunes and noticed the look on the faces of the 4×4 groups once we beat them there – that could be a reminiscence that may stick in our minds for a very long time. The Telluride was an extremely succesful third teammate and we have been grateful for the chance to take her on such an superior journey.”

Kia was a first-time competitor within the fifth annual Rebelle Rally, competing within the X-Cross Class with minimal modifications, together with a skidplate to guard the gasoline and oil pan space and all-terrain tires.

In regards to the Telluriders

Alyssa Roenigk is a senior author for ESPN and has dedicated numerous acts of journey in pursuit of a narrative. She has reported cowl items for ESPN The Journal, TV options for X Video games and SportsCenter, and supplied every day protection on the Olympics, Grand Slams, Tremendous Bowls, and the Ladies’s World Cup. She was a part of the primary U.S. workforce to win the Aïcha des Gazelle Rally in Morocco, and to-date, is the one American driver to win.

Sabrina Howells is a Los Angeles-based actress (Everyone Hates Chris, Kaleidoscope, Freddy’s Nightmares) and musician (Henry Henrietta). She has competed in 4 consecutive Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles in Morocco, together with the Skilled Class in 2015. She competed within the Rebelle Rally in 2016, taking 1st place within the crossover class, and once more in 2017, putting second.

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