K&N products survive mud, dust, water and rocks on Team ACP's 2007 NOS Energy Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX
Andrew Comrie-Picard will participate in the 2009 X-Games in his Mitsubishi
Team ACP takes second place in the Rocky Mountain Rally during round two of the Canadian Rally Championship Series
New 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X debuts near Calgary, Alberta in the challenging Rocky Mountain Rally
“It was an intense two days of competition, especially with the gravel debut of the new car,” said Comrie-Picard. “The 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is a strong platform and we’re working to improve its performance with every event. The Evo X will be more and more competitive through the year.”
The new Mitusbishi Lancer Evolution X is being tested this season in Canada. In the meantime, Team ACP will continue its aggressive campaign in their 2007 NOS Energy Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX in the United States.
Team ACP Rally uses K&N products. “I’ve used K&N since I began Rally racing more than a decade ago,” said Comrie-Picard. “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 which protects our engines from road debris.”
“We had some luck on our side this weekend that allowed us to podium despite some inevitable teething trouble with the new car,” said Comrie-Picard. “It was an excellent learning event for us and now we know what we’ll be working on before the next Canadian round.”
ACP is in third place overall after five rounds in the Rally America Championship Series, behind Subaru Rally Team USA driver Travis Pastrana and Rockstar Energy’s Tanner Foust.
“The Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally is close to home for us and we know it well,” said Comrie Picard. “We’re looking forward to resuming our U.S. Rally Championship campaign as well as facing off against some series newcomers.” The event in Pennsylvania is expected to feature the American rally debut of Swedish World Rally competitors Patrik Sandell and Emil Axelsson, along with Freestyle motocross champion Brian Deegan, who has won 11 X Game medals.
The Susquehannock Trail event is one of the most demanding events on the U.S. calendar. “The 2009 running of the contest features a return to the popular two day format,” said Jen Horsey of Team ACP. “This will include a spectator friendly daylight schedule and super special stages on each day.”
There will be more than 100 miles of competitive stages the weekend of June 5-6 on a tricky course that’s fast paced and technical. “The roads will be narrow and fast,” said Horsey. “With the possibility of slick mud, it will translate to plenty of challenges for competitors.”
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