Leanne Junnila
co-driver
Seed
5B
Calgary
Team O'Neil
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Leanne started rallying in 2002 in Canada in the 2-Wheel Drive class and spent several years co-driving in Canada and the United States at the club level. Then in 2011, she co-drove for Pat Richard and Subaru Rally Team Canada, finishing 3rd overall in the Canadian Rally Championship.

In 2012 she was asked by Team O’Neil (www.teamoneil.com) in New Hampshire to mentor Verena Mei, a model, actress, and Formula Drift driver during her switch to rally on the fully sponsored TrueCar Racing team. Leanne continued to compete wirh TrueCar Racing in 2013, and the team won the Rally America B-Spec Championship both years. She also competed in Rallye Charlevoix with Alexandre Beland co-driving in Crazy Leo’s famous ‘Beast’.

From 2014-2015 Leanne teamed up with several Canadian drivers including up-and-coming talents David Nickel and Boris Djordjevic, as well as Canadian rally legend Taisto Heinonen, who came out of a 30 year retirement to compete with Leanne at 3 events.

In 2016 Leanne teamed up with Dave Wallingford, an ambitious new driver from Columbus Ohio running a Fiesta R2T. Leanne and Dave have been competing in both the American Rally Association (ARA) and Canadian (CRC) Rally Championships, as well as one round of the WRC, Rally Mexico in March, 2017. The team won the 2017 Canadian 2WD and North American 2WD Championships, and for 2018 they’ll be debuting a brand new Team O’Neil Fiesta R5 built by M-Sport in the UK, and competing in the ARA and CRC, plus some selected WRC events.

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COMPETITOR HISTORY

Year Event OA Pos Class Cl Pos AS SF
2018 PACIFIC FOREST RALLY 16 P4WD 6 DRIVER
2017 BIG WHITE WINTER RALLY 12 O2WD 1 CO DRIVER
2017 PACIFIC FOREST RALLY 7 O2WD 1 CO DRIVER
2017 RALLYE DEFI 8 O2WD 1 CO DRIVER
2017 RALLYE BAIE DES CHALEURS 11 O2WD 1 CO DRIVER
2017 ROCKY MOUNTAIN RALLY 5 P4WD 2 CO DRIVER
2017 RALLYE PERCE-NEIGE MANIWAKI 18 O2WD 2 CO DRIVER
2016 BIG WHITE WINTER RALLY 6 P4WD 3 CO DRIVER
2016 PACIFIC FOREST RALLY 8 P4WD 2 CO DRIVER
2016 RALLYE DEFI 9 O2WD 3 CO DRIVER
2016 RALLYE BAIE DES CHALEURS 12 O2WD 2 CO DRIVER
2015 PACIFIC FOREST RALLY 14 P4WD 4 CO DRIVER
2015 ROCKY MOUNTAIN RALLY 10 P4WD 4 CO DRIVER
2015 RALLYE PERCE-NEIGE MANIWAKI 17 O4WD CO DRIVER
2014 PACIFIC FOREST RALLY 4 P4WD 1 CO DRIVER
2014 RALLYE BAIE DES CHALEURS 11 P4WD 1 CO DRIVER
2014 ROCKY MOUNTAIN RALLY DNF O4WD DNF CO DRIVER