Leads 36 Other Drivers in Overall Rally America National Championship Standings
From: TrueCar.com blog
Santa Monica, CA July 18, 2012 – TrueCar Racing Driver Verena Mei finished this weekend’s Rally America National Championship event, the New England Forest Rally, in 7th Place in the hotly contested 2WD Division. Her finish was especially significant as it was the one-year anniversary of her first career rally race at the same event last year. Mei has finished five of five races this season, which is a critical factor in the physically and mentally punishing rally racing format that takes place at very high speeds on rough dirt roads, in all weather and often with low visibility.
With one event left, Mei stands at 5th place in the 2WD division, with her #335 TrueCar Fiesta the only production car in the top 5. While others in the class compete with highly modified versions of the stock car, including added horsepower, Mei’s TrueCar Fiesta carries the same 1.6L, 120 HP engine that powers the consumer version that can be purchased on truecar.com. In only her first year competing in the sport Mei is also ranked 15th overall nationally ahead of 36 other drivers.
“I am so proud to have accomplished a personal goal of finishing the New England Forest Rally, I have my amazing sponsor TrueCar and affiliate sponsors Virgin Group and Team O’Neil to thank, as well as Leanne Junnila my fantastic co-driver, my talented TrueCar Rally Crew including Martin Headland, my Team Manager, Eric Grochowski, my crew chief, and my mechanic, Keenan Farrand.” said Mei. “We are all very excited to finish strong at the Olympus Rally in Washington in September and bring home the B-Spec Championship!”
Verena Mei and TrueCar Fiesta #335 fans can follow Verena’s racing career at www.verenamei.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/VerenaMeiRacing , on Twitter at www.twitter.com/verenamei and view photos on Instagram @Verenamei.