Andrew “ACP” Comrie-Picard is second-place overall in the Rally America series. His top-five finish at the Olympus Rally in eastern Washington puts him on track to secure a spot in the 2008 X Games.
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 1X Rally Car in Eastern Washington
Rally America series driver Andrew Comrie-Picard will run his K&N Rally Car in the 2008 X Games
APC Rally is a high-dust, high speed environment, photo by Warick Patterson/Flatovercrest.com
Andrew Comrie-Picard drives his Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 1X at Olympus Rally, photo by Warick Patterson/Flatovercrest.com
Comrie-Picard and co-driver Marc Goldfarb brought their Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 1X with K&N Engineering products across the finish line. “We work in a high-dust, high-speed environment with a motor built right to the edge of the envelope,” said Comrie-Picard. “We just can’t let any contaminants get in and K&N has been our choice for a decade.”
Comrie-Picard is known throughout the circuit for his talent in the tighter, more technical stages and opted to take a conservative approach to the high-speed Olympus Rally course. “The event was about bravery and horsepower, along with full points,” he said. “There was no need to take risks here.”
Top crews hit speeds close to 130 mph on the slippery gravel course roads. The team’s Mitsubishi performed almost flawlessly over the two-day race.
In addition to the championship title, drivers are vying for a chance to compete at the high-profile X Games this summer in Los Angeles, California. After the first five rounds of competition top teams receive invitations to the ESPN contest.
“We’re looking forward to another good run in the X Games this season,” said Comrie-Picard. “We’ve competed there since the beginning in 2006 and can’t wait to go back in 2008.”
With two round left in the qualification series, Comrie-Picard has earned more points this season than he accumulated when earned his invitation in 2007.
The next Rally America race will be at the Oregon Trail Rally in May.
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