Driver(s): Christina and Danielle Demas Navigator: Nicole Demas Car: Unknown (as always!) Rally History: Bullrun’s longest-standing team is
back once again, and we’re excited to have them on-board! Team Texas,
consisting of sisters, Danielle, Nicole & Christina, have been
rallying with us every year since 2008. This will be their seventh
Bullrun Rally! Team Texas is the ultimate trio. Danielle and Christina
both take turns driving, with Nicole navigating for the team. In terms
of what they will be driving… it’s the same question every year. “We
are asking the same thing,” they said. “What car will we be driving? We
are roughly 10 days from the rally start and the truth is, we have no
clue what car will be on the start line.” In terms of strategy, we thing
they have the best one! “We have made it this far winging it, it’s what
makes us, us.,” They said. “So with that being said our 2014 strategy
is to have no strategy.” Follow Team Texas on Twitter and Instagram: @thedemastwins Q & A with Team Texas:
1.Who makes up Team Texas, and what roles will each team member play?
Team Texas is the ultimate trio, sisters Danielle, Christina and
Nicole. Danielle and Nicole’s jobs usually consist of making Christina
do everything. Christina over the last few years has taken the role of
lead driver, while Danielle is co-driver. Nicole has always been the
navigator of the team, seeing how the other two sisters can’t make their
way out of a wet paper bag. Danielle is the back bone, she makes sure
the team stays out of trouble, Christina is the responsible one, she
makes sure the team is on the start line every morning, and Nicole is
the mediator, she makes sure the car stays peaceful.
2. Which car will you be driving? Please describe any modifications you’ve done.
We are asking the same thing. What car will we be driving? We are
roughly 10 days from the rally start and the truth is, we have no clue
what car will be on the start line.
3. What makes it your best vehicle choice for Bullrun 2014?
The fact that we have a car really, that’s what makes it the best
vehicle choice. Honestly, despite the extreme procrastination Team Texas
has shown over the last 7 years on the Bullrun prep we always seem to
panic our way right to the start line.
4. What is Team Texas’ Bullrun 2014 strategy?
Let’s be honest, we haven’t had a strategy since 2008 Bullrun,
showing up to our very first start line without a navigation system. We
have made it this far winging it, it’s what makes us, us. So with that
being said our 2014 strategy is to have no strategy.
5. Going off last year, tell me about the in-car dynamic.
We are sisters, we fight like sisters. We know exactly what to say
to each other to keep the peace as well as to get under each other’s
skin. Nicole needs the most sleep, so the others try to let her get her
daily nap in on one of the longer legs of the day. Christina is bossy,
and Danielle is a turtle (she’s slow) always on a stroll, like the rally
is going to just wait for her to arrive to the start line every
morning. We’ve done this so many times, we know what to expect with each
other when it comes to each others struggles and moods.
6. What is your top Bullrun moment?
That is a tough one; we have had more than a few favorite Bullrun
moments. We have been asset on the rally that our favorite moment of
Bullrun would have to be Andy and Dave acknowledging that. Last year on
Bullrun 2013 (Montreal-New Orleans) Team Texas was inducted into the
Bullrun Hall of Fame at our award ceremony in New Orleans. Not many
rally teams can say that they have done 7 consecutive years with the
same team on the same rally.
7. What is your favorite city or checkpoint Bullrun has visited?
We can’t really pin it down to ONE favorite city or checkpoint and
to be honest, we have been to cities and checkpoints that we don’t even
remember. Manhattan, Las Vegas, Miami and New Orleans are always
favorites, but it’s the small towns that we end up having the most fun
in. Big Sky, Montana; Montgomery, Alabama; and Stanton, Virginia; are
some of the small towns we have taken a liking to, the cops might not
like us, but the people seem to really show interest. Last year’s
Bullrun made a pit stop in Stanton and Team Texas had a fan drive 6
hours just to meet us.
8. List three items that Team Texas cannot rally without.
The obvious 100 pounds of luggage we each pack to fit all of our
necessities (that includes our tools to look pretty enough to get out of
tickets), a radar detector, and of course our cell phone car chargers.
9. With Bullrun being a ‘dysfunctional family,’ how will Team Texas play a role in this year’s dynamic?
Team Texas makes up the definition of dysfunctional family, we have
been such permanent fixtures on the Bullrun rally, we are vets, we are a
family, but most of all we are just three average girls with a love for
fast cars. The long time bullrunners are family to us, the newbies
relate to us and the fans follow us.
10. If you could give your team one Bullrun award (fictional or real,) what would it be and why?
We are known for three things when it comes to Bullrun,
procrastination, being one of the first and only all girls’ team on the
rally and our incredible party abilities. So the awards we should be
awarded are: 1) Impressed you made it Award 2) Longest Standing Girl Team 3) Life of The Party Award Team Texas would like to thank Andy Duncan, David Green and
Von Zipper for their continued support as they begin their seventh
Bullrun Rally! Follow Team Texas on Twitter and Instagram: @thedemastwins