Team Millen and the Custom Toyota Rally RAV4 are Charging into Hundred Acre Wood Fresh Off of a Perce Neige Win

There were 140 stage miles, nearly 300 grueling miles total, of terrain, obstacles, and even a complete snow whiteout. For contenders in the newly formed American Rally Association's (ARA) early-February Perce Neige Rally championship, they proved quite the daunting challenge. Not so much for the custom Toyota Rally RAV4 driven by Ryan Millen and co-driver Rhianon Gelsomino, who sped to victory.

This time, Team Millen heads to Hundred Acre Wood, located in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, for a rally this Friday and Saturday, March 17-18, and the track will showcase 120 miles of crested roads, deep gravel and river crossings. Millen's optimistic that his modded RAV4 can handle them, though, as it features a zippy 2.5L, 176-horsepower engine capable of up to 172 lb-ft of torque, which is comparable to those in the 2017 Toyota RAV4 line, as well as excellent ground clearance and factory-RAV4 front-wheel drive, automatic transmission and mostly standard stock vehicle components.

In fact, stock 2017 RAV4 has plenty of performance-friendly features to love, like the stability offered by an independent MacPherson strut front suspension and double-wishbone rear suspension, or the reliable traction, made possible during low-speed Vehicle Stability Control disengagement, of Electric Power Steering (EPS) with power-assisted rack-and-pinion and an Automatic Limited-Slip Differential (Auto LSD). The SUV's Star Safety System likewise enables precision control in conditions both diverse and adverse, powering RAV4 down to a minimum during stop-and-go traffic and helping it come to a complete stop.

Don Ringler Toyota's got more than a few 2017 Toyota RAV4 models to appeal to your inner racer while we await the big Hundred Acre Wood event. Come check one out at our 7777 South General Bruce Dr. showroom here in Temple, TX. We'll be happy to put you in the driver's seat for a spin. And stay tuned for Team Millen!

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