Rhianon's title victory
Updated: Oct 20, 2021
RHIANON Gelsomino is riding high after winning the American Rally Association national championship with Travis Pastrana at the weekend.
“I am still lost for words. This is a dream come true,” said the world-beater from Wedderburn.
Rhianon and Travis claimed the title when they won the two-day Ojibwe Forests Rally in Minnesota.
Pastrana and co-driver Gelsomino had looked like titles favourite ever since a domineering start to the season with three victories in succession. But, according to US reports, in Minnesota at the weekend they drove like true champions with a wise tyre call - running with more cuts on their rubber - to open up a near 40-second lead after just two stages.
For Rhianon, it was the first time she had been part of winning a national title after several close finishes in a stellar career.
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