SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TrueCar Rally America Driver Verena Mei and her Co-Driver Leanne Junnila finished the fast and extremely narrow stages of the The Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally (commonly know as the STPR) in 5th Place in the highly competitive 2WD Division of the Rally America National Championship. The TrueCar B-Spec Fiesta #335 was dubbed "The Little Fiesta That Could" by fans and competitors alike as Verena and Leanne climbed from back in the pack and steadily moved up to compete with highly modified entries and European Spec Ford Fiesta R2's.
"I'm so proud of Verena, she's been driving more aggressively and has improved two seconds per mile over Oregon," said Team O'Neil owner and TrueCar rally coach Tim O'Neil. "Verena is applying what she's learned and has incredible focus," added O'Neil, "she's fast, smart, and most importantly is finishing strong."
Mei returns to the New England Forrest Rally July 13-14 in Newry ME. NEFR has some of the longest, most technical stages on the schedule, and is the site of Verena's Rally America debut in 2011.
Verena drives the TrueCar Ford Fiesta #335 rally car and is a member of TrueCar's Women Empowered initiative and their sponsorship of the Star Girl Racing Team. The TrueCar Racing "Women Empowered" initiative supports six female athletes encompassing various racing series. TrueCar is paving the way and raising awareness of female racers, like Verena, as viable competitors in a male-dominated sport.
You can follow Verena Mei on twitter @verenamei and the TrueCar's Women Empowered Racing Team @TrueCarRacing. For more information on the TrueCar all-female racing team visit www.truecar.com/racing.
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