Rally RAV4 Prepares to Attack Next Round at Oregon Trail

Ryan Millen and 2016 RAV4 SE Look for Class Win
 
April 21, 2016
Torrance, Calif., April 21, 2016 -- A well-rested Toyota-Millen RAV4 team are preparing to take on the Oregon Trail rally in Portland, Ore. this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  A lengthy, grueling three-day rally awaits the durable and capable RAV4.
 
The team has rallied after facing challenges at the last event at 100 Acre Wood, and is coming back stronger than ever with their eye on the prize of collecting the championship.
 
“I’m really proud of how this team has responded,” said Ryan Millen. “We worked a ton of hours and changed out almost everything.  We’ve basically built a new car.”
 
Not only has the team risen to the occasion to thoroughly prep the car and re-engineer a few critical bits, they’ve also shaken the RAV4 down.  It’s always reassuring to have time on the vehicle’s clock before heading to the next event after serious work.
 
Navigator and fiancée, Christina Fate, has been making sure all the logistics and details are buttoned up.  Her key role in and out of the car makes her an indispensable part of the team.
 
“We’re excited to get to the event to get a chance to redeem ourselves,” said Fate.  “It’s exciting to get back in and move forward.”
 
One interesting fact about the Oregon Trail event is that there is a stage that is full tarmac.  The team will attempt a slightly different setup to cope with the additional grip afforded by the surface.
 
A diverse field awaits the team in the 2WD Class, and includes entries from brands such as BMW, MINI, Volvo, Subaru, and Ford.
 
“We’ll have our work cut out for us,” said Millen. “We’re still looking at the big picture.  Championships are about putting points on the board, and we are ready for just that.”
 
More information on the Rally RAV4 program can be found at www.RallyRAV4.com
 
Information on Oregon Trail and the Rally America series can be found at www.OregonTrailRally.com and www.Rally-America.com
 
Media Contacts
Dan Gardner,
Gardner Automotive Communications
dgardner@gardnerautocomm.com
(310) 489-3094
 
Media Website:          http://toyotanewsroom.com
Public Website:          http://toyota.com
 

 
Tags
rally rav4 toyota racing motorsports

< back

Related Photos

2016 Rally RAV4 - Oregon Trail 001
2016 Rally RAV4 - Oregon Trail 002
2016 Rally RAV4 - Oregon Trail 003
2016 Rally RAV4 - Oregon Trail 001

2016 Rally RAV4 - Oregon Trail 001

Download Low Res. Download High Res.
2016 Rally RAV4 - Oregon Trail 003

2016 Rally RAV4 - Oregon Trail 003

Racer Ryan Millen (right) and his navigator and fiancée, Christina Fate, ready for the Oregon Trail in the 2016 Rally RAV4.
You must be logged in to view this item.




This area is reserved for members of the news media. If you qualify, please update your user profile and check the box marked "Check here to register as an accredited member of the news media". Please include any notes in the "Supporting information for media credentials" box. We will notify you of your status via e-mail in one business day.

Copyright Notice

All materials on this site are for editorial use only. The use of these materials for advertising, marketing or any other commercial purpose is prohibited. They may be cropped but not otherwise modified. To download these materials, you must agree to abide by these terms.