We're proud to announce the newest driver to our sponsorship program, Amanda “RalyGrl” Skelly of the Noble Star Rally Team. Skelly competes in stage rallies across the United States and is amongst an increasing handful of female rally drivers in the country. She will be repping Tire Streets and MRF Tires for the rest of 2019 season. Skelly, has specifically been running the ZDM3 model for the past 3 seasons.
The ZDM3 is an asymmetrical tire is optimized for maximum traction and lateral grip. Boasting an open pattern like the ZG3, the tire allows for superior performance on soft to loose gravel. Inside and outside tread blocks enhance performance during high speeds and braking, while facilitating cornering grip. In Australia, MRF is the control tire for the Australian Rally Championship, where they are solo tire sponsor.
“I have been telling many of my friends in the rally community about this tire, and so far everyone who has given it a chance has really appreciated the ability of the brand at such an affordable cost. Half of the battle with any kind of racing, is the financial strain of keeping the car maintained and race ready. Being able to afford good tires, that allow for an overall better driving experience can become very costly, very quickly. It is a phenomenal opportunity to represent such a great company and fantastic gravel tire,” says Skelly.
Skelly competes in multiple championships including the American Rally Association National Series and NASA Rally Sport National Series. She can occasionally be spotted competing in local rallycross events with the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA). She debuted during the 2012 Sno* Drift Rally and has since competed in over 35 rallies, as both a driver and co-driver, gaining various levels of experience in the car.
Follow RalyGrl and her team:
Instagram: @ralygrl & @noblestarrally