CRC Named Official Title Sponsor of Team USA #180 Real American Chaos
Racers Jessi Combs and Nicole Pitell-Vaughan Will Compete in the 25th Annual Rallye des Gazelles in Morocco, Africa
WARMINSTER, Pa., Feb. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — CRC Industries, Inc., manufacturer of specialty chemicals for automotive technicians and do-it-yourselfers (DIYers) has joined forces with TOTAL CHAOS FABRICATION Inc., a performance off-road suspension system and accessory manufacturer, to sponsor rally racers Jessi Combs and Nicole Pitell-Vaughan to compete in the 25th Annual Gazelle Rallye for women in Morocco, Africa. The Rallye is scheduled to begin March 25th and conclude on April 2nd 2015.
According to race organizers, speed is not the goal of this race; it is to log the shortest amount of distance while navigating across the Sahara desert for nine straight days, searching for strategically placed flags. The women will hand over every electronic device they own at pre-race tech inspection and rely solely on navigating with a 1960s’ hand-drawn map, a compass, a minutes ruler and a plotter! This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Rallye and 300-plus women from 24 countries are expected to attend. The day-by-day story of the race, the women, and their adventure, will be online at: www.rallyeaichadesgazelles.com.
“CRC is thrilled to have the opportunity to support Jessi Combs and Nicole Pitell-Vaughan as they compete in this challenge,” said Dori Ahart, CRC Marketing Manager, Auto/Marine Division. “Both women are exceptional athletes and driven to succeed in everything they do. We are confident that they will be excellent ambassadors for CRC and the U.S. in this global competition.”
Jessi Combs added, “I have been craving to experience this race for over three years and am grateful this dream is turning into a reality. I look forward to all of its challenges and how they will change my perspectives on driving, communicating, and life as a whole. Not only will team REAL AMERICAN CHAOS benefit from an experience like this, we will be contributing to the local communities and charities along the way and hoping to inspire many individuals around the globe.”
“It is an amazing opportunity to represent the USA and we are excited to be receiving support from companies like CRC,” said Nicole Pitell-Vaughan. “I know this event and its journey will change our lives. This adventure is filled with nothing but unknowns and creating solutions for those unknowns. It is a nine-day personal test, and I can’t wait to become a Gazelle.”
To find out more, watch the Team REAL AMERICAN CHAOS video
Team Sponsors: CRC Industries, TOTAL CHAOS Fabrication, TRD USA, KING Shocks, Falken Tires, WARN Ind., ECCO, Baja Designs, K&N, Nitro Gear, DMZ Fab, MAXTRAX y Real Deal.
About Gazelle Rallye:
Every Gazelle, both amateur and professional alike, leaves this adventure forever changed after pushing herself to the limit in an environment that is a far reach from her daily life as a woman, and sharing a sense of solidarity with her teammate and the other Gazelles. You need talent, determination, courage, patience, and a sense of sharing to take part in the event. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Rallye. 300+ women from 24 countries will partake in the event. See more about the Rallye here.
About Jessi Combs:
Jessi Combs’ passion to get behind the wheel of nearly anything with a motor has led her through amazing achievements. With a degree in custom automotive fabrication, Jessi has reached out to millions with her build skills on international TV shows such as All Girls Garage, as well as through community and educational outreach. Known as the fastest woman on four wheels, first “Queen” of the Hammers, an Ultra4 National Champion, and a Baja 1000 podium finisher, she simply leads by example. Her company the REAL DEAL shows more women (and men) that they too can build their ideas, go fast, get dirty, and yet still be feminine and fun.
About Nicole Pitell-Vaughan:
Nicole Pitell-Vaughan is the co-founder and CFO of TOTAL CHAOS FABRICATION Inc., a global performance off road suspension system and accessory manufacturer that dominates the aftermarket Toyota bolt on equipment industry. TC clients include domestic and international recreational off roaders and global competition rally racers that are seeking durable, made in the U.S.A, high quality suspension products. With a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Sports Marketing, she has competed in off road for 17 years and enjoys outdoor recreation, and adventure. Her racing accomplishments include MORE Powder Puff Class 1400 wins in 2010, 2011, 2012.