Ford Announces 5 Teams for Rebelle

Ford has announced five sponsored teams for the 2023 Rebelle Rally. Four of those teams are returning with Bronco and Bronco Sport models while a new fifth team will be in the new Mustang Mach-E Rally.

The Rebelle Rallly, to which our own Kristin Shaw will be returning this year, is a women’s-only off-road navigation challenge in the deserts of Nevada and California. No GPS, no cell phones, just maps and compasses. No team support crews are allowed, just a driver and a navigator and their rig. The total course is approximately 1,500 miles in all and takes place over 8 days.

Ford’s teams this year include:

Bronco Raptor

Shelby Hall
Hall comes from a family that has gained recognition and admiration for their long-lasting legacy and achievements in the world of off-road racing. Shelby learned from and followed in the footsteps of her grandfather and father, and today, she is a proud multi-time Baja 1000 class champion, Rebelle Rally X-CrossTM winner, business owner and a globally supported athlete by brands such as BFGoodrich Tires and Ford Performance.

Past Rebelles: 2016, 2020, 2021, 2022

Rori Lewis
Lewis grew up in the Southern California desert playing team sports, riding horses, snowboarding and wakeboarding, and then fell in love with off-roading at a young age. Still living in the desert 30+ years later, her husband, dogs and exploring off-roading are still her top three favorite things. After working for TOTAL CHAOS and adding rally navigation into her life these past seven years, it has accelerated her passion for the sport and the desire to explore. She is now a five-time Rebelle Rally competitor.

Past Rebelles: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022

Laura Wanlass
Wanlass is a soon-to-be six-time Rebelle competitor. She and her partner, Maria Guitar, have finished second overall (2022) and third overall (2021) in the 4×4 class, with three total daily stage wins, as well as the Pirelli Contingency win in 2022. She is also an instructor at Rebelle U. Outside of rally, she is a partner and global practice leader at Aon plc.

Past Rebelles: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Maria Guitar
Guitar, part of the 2022 second place and 2021 third place finishes in the 4×4 class, lives for adventure, maps and seeing the world. As an automotive engineer turned day trader, she loves problem-solving and thinking outside of the box.

Past Rebelles: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Bronco Sport

Jessica Moore
Moore grew up in Eagle River, Alaska, where her family had a Bronco, beginning her love of Broncos. She is now a trail guide at Bronco Off-Roadeo Texas and enjoys teaching others what their vehicles can do. Her husband and two daughters are her true love and support.

Past Rebelles: 2019

Melissa Clark
Clark currently works as a guide at Bronco Off-Roadeo Moab and as the Bronco Sport Curator for Bronco Nation. Her background is in marketing and medical devices and she is a registered nurse. Melissa has competed in eight Rebelle Rally competitions.

Past Rebelles: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Mustang Mach-E Rally

Kaleigh Miller
Miller won the Rebelle Rally in the 4×4 class in 2016, 2017 and 2020. She is a wife and mother to a two-year-old son. In her professional life, she is a CPA currently working as a director of finance in Tucson, Arizona. Her hobbies include reading, camping, and spending time with family.

Past Rebelles: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020

Bailey Campbell
Campbell has been a Rebelle Rally driver and finished second in the Baja 1000 and fourth in Class 1 of the Mint 400. She was also the first female driver to ever finish in the top five at King of The Hammers – at the age of 19.

Past Rebelles: 2016, 2017

Bronco® WildTrak®

Trista Smith
Entering the 2022 Rebelle as true rookies of the sport, Haydon and Smith both realized they excelled at this rally format. They have both competed in numerous athletic endurance events and bring that experience, competitiveness and teamwork to Rebelle.

Past Rebelles: 2022

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