Andrew Comrie Picard was aggressive enough at the Olympus Rally to put him in first place in points in the Rally America Championship Series
Andrew Comrie-Picard will be ready for the Rally America Championship Series when it resumes on the Portland based Oregon Trail in May
Comrie-Picard entered the event tied with Rockstar Energy’s Tanner Foust for the championship lead. ACP came out ahead in the points after a two day battle over more than 100 miles of rugged stages. He has 48 points, while Foust and Subaru Rally Team USA driver Travis Pastrana are tied for second place with 45 points apiece.
The Olympus Rally opened with a series of extremely fast stages. Teams were racing at 120 mph on some of the straight-aways. Comrie-Picard and co-driver Robbie Durant finished the first day in third-place.
Day two in South Bend, Washington was more technical. ACP and Pastrana traded seconds all day. They also finished stages in dead-heats. “Andrew prepared to push into the final miles Sunday afternoon, but an ailing transmission began to cost them time,” said Jen Horsey of Team ACP Rally. “They didn’t have the use of third or fourth gear through the final two stages of the event and were unable to catch Travis Pastrana.”
Everyone in the lead had problems, Pastrana and Foust both had to do transmission work overnight after day one and Ken Block blew two motors. Third place went to Foust. He made an early bid for the lead but lost time to the leaders on Sunday while running with a back-up gearbox.
“We’re thrilled to be leading the championship,” said Comrie-Picard. “We’re gunning for top points this year and we plan to battle hard at every round. There’s no doubt this is a tough sport.”
The next round for Team ACP Rally is the Portland-based Oregon Trail Rally in May.
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