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Summer X Games 14 is Big Prize for Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 1X Driver

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The fifth round of the Rally America National Series, Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally was tough for driver Andrew Comrie-Picard. A plastic fan plug came loose after a rough landing early in the Pennsylvania event and his Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 1X engine overheated.

Rally America National Series, Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally in Pennsylvania, photo by Bill Lockwood
Rally America National Series, Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally in Pennsylvania, photo by Bill Lockwood

Andrew Comrie-Picard will be in X Games 14 in Los Angeles, California
Andrew Comrie-Picard will be in X Games 14 in Los Angeles, California
Comrie-Picard’s crew repaired the problem, but the stress on the motor was too much and it blew on day two. “It’s frustrating,” said Comrie-Picard. “It cost us a finish, but this rally was difficult for everybody. The good news is we’re still leading in the standings.”
Extreme sports define X-Games 14 in Los Angeles
Extreme sports define X-Games 14 in Los Angeles

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 1X beat out rival Subaru Rally Team USA
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 1X beat out rival Subaru Rally Team USA

The factory-backed Subaru Rally Team USA also had a bad weekend. They are Comrie-Picard’s main points rivals and drew a pair of DNF’s (did not finish) in their new competition cars. This means the three positions in the Rally America Championship Series were unchanged with Comrie-Picard ahead of Subaru Rally Team USA by one point. As the lead driver Comrie-Picard will make a guaranteed return trip to the invitation only X Games.

Only the top drivers receive invitations to the high-profile X Games in Los Angeles, California this summer. It will be Comrie-Picard’s third trip.

“We couldn’t have achieved our results so far this season without the support of K&N Engineering,” said Comrie-Picard. “For us to be leading the U.S. championship ahead of the Subaru factory is an accomplishment we can all be proud of. K&N has been our choice for a decade. We work in a high-dust, high speed environment and K&N keeps contaminants out of our engine.”

This summer’s X Games 14 will be broadcast live on ESPN and ABC. “Experience is an asset at the X Games,” said Comrie-Picard. “There are so many talented athletes from around the world excelling at the most extreme sports there are. We are thrilled to be back in 2008.”

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