RallyCast Ep. 30 with Co-Driver “Iron Lady” Leanne Junnila

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSThis week  we have special guest Leanne Junnila, Team O’Neil co-driver to “Savage” Dave Rally who join’s us to chat about WRC Mexico, stepping up to the R5, how Dave’s recovery is going after their roll, and we find out where she got the nickname “Iron Lady.”  Ian and Mike then discuss M-Sport’s work on an electric stage rally car and other bits of rally related news, and we finish the show with a review of the Rally in…

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Wallingford & Junnila Take on WRC’s Toughest Challenge

Did you know that we have an American competing in WRC Rally Mexico this weekend? That’s right! Dave Wallingford and his Canadian Co-driver Leanne Junnila will be driving a M-Sport / Team O’Neil Fiesta R2 in one of the longest and toughest events on the entire WRC calendar!  WRC Mexico is known for taking it’s toll on both drivers and machinery with it’s high temperatures and nearly 9,000 foot altitudes. Be sure to give Dave, Leanne, and Team O’Neil a follow this weekend with the below social media links: Facebook…

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Rally America’s Verena Mei Surprises With New Co-Driver for STPR

As the days to STPR (Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally) rapidly approach, rally driver Verena Mei suddenly learned that her regular co-driver Leanne Junnila would not be available for the event. Leanne has been working hard at school and won a scholarship which gave her a rare opportunity to present at an International Design conference. As it would happen this conference that is only held once a year is the same weekend as the next round of the Rally America Championship. That didn’t leave Verena much time to get acquainted with someone…

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