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Oregon Trail Rally Race an Agressive Run for NOS Mitsubishi

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The Rally American National Championship Series continued at the Oregon Trail Rally. Driver Andrew Comrie-Picard (ACP) and the NOS Energy Mitsubishi with K&N products were aggressive and finished fourth. ACP maintains a top three position overall in the Rally America Championship points chase.

Oregon Trail Rally Race puts Andrew Comrie-Picard's Mitsubishi to the test in the Mount Hood area
Oregon Trail Rally Race puts Andrew Comrie-Picard's Mitsubishi to the test in the Mount Hood area
APC and co-driver Robbie Durant were one second off the overall lead but a flat tire cost them. They were at the mid-point in the three-day event and the duo fought hard to regain position. The final results put ACP six seconds between second and fourth place at the conclusion of the event.

Andrew Comrie-Picard maintains a top-three position in the Rally America Championship standings
Andrew Comrie-Picard maintains a top-three position in the Rally America Championship standings
“We were definitely on the pace for the win and could have taken it without that puncture,” said Comrie-Picard. “But the championship standings are very close and we expect to be back in the lead after the next round.” Comrie-Picard and Durant went into the event leading the Rally America Series.

Subaru Rally Team USA driver Travis Pastrana took the win, Rockstar Energy’s Tanner Foust was second and Polish driver Andi Mancin finished third to score his first U.S. podium.

“This was the first event this season that we didn’t make the podium and that is a disappointment,” said Comrie-Picard. “The competition is amazing and I have to hand it to Andi Mancin, he drove a great race.”

The Oregon Trail Rally took place over 100 miles of competition on a course that includes a mix of twisty, hard packed forest conditions and wide open farming roads. The Mount Hood area’s hilly terrain meant a lot of elevation changes throughout the contest. The conditions were sunny and bright, making for dry and dusty roads and a visibility challenge for teams.

Team ACP Rally uses K&N Engineering products, such as the racing air fillters, on their vehicles. “I’ve used K&N since I began Rally racing more than a decade ago,” said Comrie-Picard. “We compete under tough conditions, with dust, mud and water splashes. We do the most extreme things we can do in a car and K&N is the perfect formula for our turbo charged motors. There is no compromise with K&N.”

Next, the team heads north for Round 2 of the Canadian Rally Championship, the Rocky Mountain Rally on May 29-30. Team ACP then heads back to the United States in June for the Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally in Pennsylvania.

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