Reeves looking for back-to-back US wins
- 31st May 2013, 3:02pm
The Australian brother-sister rally team of Brendan Reeves and Rhianon Smyth will tackle round 4 of the Rally America series, the Susquehannock Trail Rally, this weekend.
Once again teaming up with Team O'Neil, the duo will compete in a Ford Fiesta R2 on the 116 mile long event.
Based out of Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, the rally gets underway on Friday with five competitive stages, followed by a further eleven stages on Saturday.
After dominating the 2WD class at the previous round in Oregon, Reeves and Smyth are again looking forward to returning to the American stages, despite the pair both suffering from heavy colds at the moment.
"We did shakedown this evening and the car felt good," Reeves said earlier today. "It was a very fast uphill stage, the reverse of stage 2 in the rally. The only change from Oregon is that we are on a Michelin tyre.
"Recce went well, too. It's only one pass in convoy which makes it difficult to write notes but I feel we still managed to write a good set of notes.
"The only thing letting us down at the moment is that Rhi and I both have colds and I have nearly lost my voice so hopefully tomorrow brings better fortune," Reeves added.
It's been a busy month of rallying for Reeves and Smyth with this weekend's event their third in five weeks, and if all goes to plan, there'll be another trophy for their vastly growing collection come Saturday night.
As well as their regular sponsors, Reeves and Smyth have been supported in getting to the US event by 30 personal sponsors who have had their names printed on the car's bonnet - a result of a social media campaign by the pair.
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