Three-time STPR® winner Nathalie Richard teams up with Verena Mei

Three-time STPR® winner Nathalie Richard teams up with Verena Mei

This year’s Waste Management Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally®, presented by Citizens & Northern Bank, more commonly known as STPR®, turns the ‘girl power’ up a notch as champion Nathalie Richard will co-drive with Verena Mei for the tokidoki / TrueCar Rally team in the Fiesta dubbed “Trixie.” The rally is based out of Wellsboro, Pa. and runs Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1.

Nathalie Richard will co-drive Verena Mei at STPR

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Nathalie Richard, who's won more rallies than any other co-driver in North America, will call the notes for Verena Mei at next week's Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally.

Mei's regular co-driver Leanne Junnila is unavailable: Richard's perennial pilot Antoine L'estage is unable to compete after the big accident at the Oregon Trail Rally which wrecked his Mitsubishi Lancer WRC...

And so 8-times champion Richard is taking over in the co-driver for the young U.S. driver in her Fiesta.

L'estage has tweeted: "Good luck, and have fun girls..."

The Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally - STPR - starts on Friday May 31 in Wellsboro Pennsylvania.

Source: iRally

8 Time North American Champion Nathalie Richard Co-Drives with Verena Mei and the tokidoki/TrueCar Rally Team at STPR

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Verena Mei & Nathalie Richard team-up for STPR

This year for STPR, Verena Mei brings on the most decorated Co-Driver in North America, Nathalie Richard, as a guest Co-Driver for the tokidoki / TrueCar Rally Team.  "I'm very excited to drive with the record setting North American Champion!  It will be a great experience driving with Nathalie.  She's won STPR 3 times, including last year, so I know she'll push me hard. I'm very fortunate to work with empowering women," says Verena Mei.

Richard, from Halifax, Nova Scotia, who usually co-drives for Antoine L'Estage on the Rockstar Energy Drink Rally Team, will take Leanne's Junnila's seat for STPR.  Junnila will return to New England Forest Rally with Verena and the tokidoki/TrueCar Rally Team and together, complete the rest of the 2013 Rally America season.

Please welcome Nathalie to the tokidoki/TrueCar Rally Team at STPR!

Keep up on the latest with Verena and Nathalie:

Twitter/Instagram @VerenaMei @NathalieRally

Photo: Pinky Yoshimoto/Aaron Kathman

Source: Rally America