Jeep is celebrating its second consecutive Rebelle Rally title, the automaker announced.
The Jeep-supported team of Nena Barlow and Teralin Petereit took the most points in four of the seven stages of the off-road rally through Nevada and California, never scoring lower than third, while piloting their bone stock Jeep Wrangler 4xe to the overall title, as well as bone stock and electrified class wins for the second year in a row, Jeep said.
- This is Petereit’s fourth overall win while placing on the podium in her two other years of competition
- Barlow has won four Bone Stock awards, with two overall wins and four overall podium finishes
- Jeep Wrangler 4xe maintains its place as the first electrified vehicle to win Rebelle Rally two years running
- Since the Rebelle Rally started seven years ago, Jeep 4×4 vehicles have won six of seven overall wins
“That a bone stock Jeep Wrangler has taken the overall and electrified awards two years in a row is quite a feat,” said Rebelle Rally Founder Emily Miller. “From day one, we have said the Rebelle Rally is the ultimate authentic proving ground for people, products and vehicles. It’s great to see the Jeep brand use the Rebelle to prove the durability, reliability and dependability of their electrified Wrangler.”
“If I could choose any vehicle currently made on the planet to compete in the rally, it would be the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4xe,” said Barlow of the winning Team 4xEventure. “Again, range, power, capability, durability — there is nothing better out there for traversing 1,440 miles of Rocky Mountain trails, rough desert tracks and huge sand dunes. This was the toughest year yet. But we never had to worry about the Jeep’s readiness. Not a rattle, squeak or loose anything after the rally. The only maintenance I did was clean the air filter.”
Team Dirt Hustle (team 188) of Laura Wanlass and Maria Guitar in a 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited (EcoDiesel) brought home a strong second place.
For the second year in a row, the Jeep brand supported an all-Navajo team for the Rebelle Rally. This year, return Rebelle Racquel Black teamed up with first-time Rebelle and Jeep brand employee Kaitlyn Mulkey on team Hózhó Vibrations (team 160) in a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe. The team finished in ninth place overall.
“As the Jeep brand works toward its ultimate goal of zero-emission freedom, events like the Rebelle Rally, competing in the toughest off-road conditions over an extended period of time, really showcase the Wrangler’s industry-best 4×4 capability, as well as its class-exclusive, off-road 4xe powertrain,” said Jim Morrison, senior vice president and head of Jeep brand North America. “The Wrangler 4xe’s repeat wins are a testament to Nena and Teralin, as well as to the engineering teams at home. Our Jeep brand team member Kaitlyn Mulkey also paired up with Racquel Black on the Navajo team and finished in the top 10 in their Wrangler 4xe, making it a very exciting Rally to follow. Congratulations to everyone who rallied this year.”