OCTOBER 7 – 16, 2021

#208 – Sand Mode

Team Sand Mode is headed back to Rebelle for more adventure! Tasha Krug and Liz Long both work as test engineers at Honda’s North American Auto Development Center, located in Ohio. Liz works as a chassis reliability engineer, developing future Honda vehicles to withstand terrain in rugged environments, as well as everyday occurrences, such as hitting potholes and speed bumps. Tasha is an engine systems and drivability test engineer, calibrating engine systems and making sure the vehicle operates smoothly in all conditions. They met through the Rebelle Rally team at Honda and became teammates in the 2019 Rebelle Rally driving a Honda Passport, taking home the Rookies of the Year award and placing third in the crossover class. Team Sand Mode is excited to be back for 2021, ready to give it their all, and see what new adventures this year’s Rebelle Rally brings!
Sponsored By:

Honda, Honda Performance Development (HPD), Honda Genuine Accessories, Late Apex Performance Coatings

Liz Long

Switching roles
Occupation:

Honda Chassis Test Engineer

Residence:

Columbus, OH

Favorite Quote:

“Don't compare yourself to others; compare yourself to the person you were yesterday.”

Fun Fact:

My favorite meal of the day is breakfast.

Prior Years Competed:

2019

Awards Achieved:

3rd Place in Crossover Class and Rookie of the Year

Tasha Krug

Switching roles
Occupation:

Honda Engine Systems & Drivability Engineer

Residence:

Columbus, OH

Favorite Quote:

“You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.” - Wayne Gretzky - Michael Scott

Fun Fact:

I can speak German (currently out of practice though) and I lived in Germany for a few months as a part of an automotive research study abroad program.

Prior Years Competed:

2019

Awards Achieved:

3rd Place in Crossover Class and Rookie of the Year

Vehicle

The "Third Teammate"

Make, Model, Year:

Honda Ridgeline 2021