In the two-wheel drive[2WD] class in Rally America National Championship on January 26th-27th in Atlanta, Michigan, the team from Scion – Andrew Comrie-Picard and Jeremy Wimpey racing with 2012 Scion xD, has secured the first ever win of the season at the 2WD class of Sno*Drift event, by taking a total time of 2:50:57.5 and a 5 minutes lead from the team of Dillon Van Way and Andrew Edwards of 2011 Ford Fiesta. Covering the all 20 challenging snow covered stages, Andrew with Wimpey was the 1st to reach the finish line in the 2WD class. Andrew Comrie-Picard also known by the name od “ACP” said – “I’m so proud of the entire team, and this victory belongs to them.This season’s new Scion xD is lighter, stronger, faster, easier to service, more predictable and easier to drive”. According to him, he found the new enhancement in Scion xD, has made the ride very smooth all the time and highly satisfies with their performance and will keep their finger crossed to be in the top performance in the future everts of the season.
The Scion marketing and special events manager, Steve Hatanaka congratulated the team and said – “To win the first race of the season with a brand new car is a testament to the synergy of a strong car, a talented driver and a skilled team, Scion is looking forward to more impressive racing this season.”
Rally America National Championship followed Super Rally’s success by introducing the 4 rounds U.S. Rallycross Championship, the 1st European style rallycross events on American soil at the New Jersey Motorsports Park. Never before has Americans seen top U.S. rally drivers racing wheel-to-wheel against Europe’s best rallycross drivers in amazing small turbo-charged, 4 wheel-drive exotic machines in a relatively small mixed surface track.
In 2012 Rally America sanctioned the U.S. Rallycross Series at New Jersey Motorsports Park with four more high-energy rallycross events in addition to operating the Rally America National Championship. With an excellent mix of more than thirty Regional stage rally events, a 6-event Rally America National Championship and four U.S. Rallycross Series events making up the 2012 Rally America schedule, it’s certainly a busy season. But 2013 promises to be bigger and better with additional stage rally events now being planned and even more rallycross events added to next year’s event calendar. The official Result after Sno*Drift event in January 26-27th from the Rally America National Championship
Rest of the event of 2013 Rally America National Championship :
Photo Gallery of Scion xD at the 2013 Rally America National Championship
“I’m so proud of the entire team, and this victory belongs to them. This season’s new Scion xD is lighter, stronger, faster, easier to service, more predictable and easier to drive,” said Comrie-Picard, known as “ACP.” “The xD ran flawlessly in its first outing, giving Jeremy and I the platform to perform our best. It was a very satisfying win, and we aim to continue being on top throughout the season.” ACP and Wimpey piloted the Scion Racing Rally xD through 20 challenging snow covered stages, winning all but one of them in the 2WD class. The victory marks the second victory together for Comrie-Picard and the Scion Racing Rally xD team.
Driver / CoDriver
|1 1||17||O||1 1||Antoine L’Estage / Nathalie Richard 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X||2:24:22.0||0:00.0||0:00.0|
|2 1||75||O||2 1||David Higgins / Craig Drew 2013 Subaru WRX STI||2:24:28.2||0:06.2||0:06.2|
|3||111||O||3||Leonid Urlichich / Carl Williamson 2007 Subaru Beast||2:36:12.4||11:50.4||11:44.2|
|4||166||O||4||Ugo Desgreniers / Erik Kirby 2005 Subaru WRX STi||2:39:05.2||14:43.2||2:52.8|
|5||425||O||5||Adam Yeoman / Jordan Schulze 2007 Subaru WRX STI||2:45:22.6||21:00.6||6:17.4|
|6 1||43||O||6||Ken Block / Alessandro Gelsomino 2012 Ford Fiesta H.F.H.V||21:44.8||0:44.2|
|7 1||669||SP||1||Evan Cline / Jake Blattner 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STi||2:46:16.2||21:54.2||0:09.4|
|8||20||2WD||1||Andrew Comrie-Picard / Jeremy Wimpey 2012 Scion xD||2:50:57.5||26:35.5||4:41.3|
|9||600||2WD||2||Dillon Van Way / Andrew Edwards 2011 Ford Fiesta||2:55:58.8||31:36.8||5:01.3|
|10||377||SP||2||Mason Moyle / John A Hall 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI||2:56:32.0||32:10.0||0:33.2|
|11||202||SP||3||Nick Roberts / Nick Judkins 2012 Subaru Impreza WRX STI||35:26.2||3:16.2|
|12||313||2WD||3||Edward McNelly / Ole Holter 2011 Ford Fiesta R2||3:07:25.8||43:03.8||7:37.6|
|13||319||2WD||4||Chris Greenhouse / Phil Marsh 2003 Dodge Neon SRT4||3:08:06.4||43:44.4||0:40.6|
|14||335||2WD||5||Verena Mei / Leanne Junnila 2011 Ford Fiesta||3:16:22.0||52:00.0||8:15.6|
|15||902||2WD||6||James Robinson / Jordan Guitar 2009 Honda Fit||3:20:22.2||56:00.2||4:00.2|
|16||100||2WD||7||William Lauze / Maggie Stiefvater 2011 Ford Fiesta||1:05:47.7||9:47.5|
|17||175||2WD||8||Brent Hercelinsky / Juan Orozco 2012 Ford Fiesta R2||1:18:47.1||12:59.4|
|18||773||2WD||9||Markus Saarinen / Alicia Saarinen 2003 Mini Cooper||1:23:37.6||4:50.5|
|14||SP||David Sterckx / Karen Jankowski 2011 Subaru STI||DNF: mechanical|
|165||O||Ryan Wilcox / Ian Kessler 1996 Subaru OBSTi||DNF: mechanical|
|198||O||Arkadiusz Gruszka / Lukasz Wronski 2006 Mitsubishi EVO IX||DNF: off course|
|107||2WD||Edward Stiefvater / Keith Hummel 2013 Ford Fiesta||DNF: mechanical|
|824||2WD||Cameron Steely / Billy Irvin 2002 Ford Focus||DNF: off course|
|1) 100 Acre Wood Rally :||Feb. 22-23 in Salem, Mo. ||
|2) Oregon Trail Rally :||May 3-5 in Portland, Ore. ||
|3) Susquehannock Trail Rally :||May 31-June 1 in Wellsboro, Pa. ||
|4) New England Forest Rally :||July 26-27 in Newry, Maine ||
|5) Ojibwe Forests Rally :||Aug. 23-24 in Detroit Lakes, Minn. ||
|6) Lake Superior Performance Rally :||Oct. 18-19 in Houghton, Mich. ||
Auto Press Release 2013
Andrew Comrie-Picard Drives Scion Rally xD to Season Opener Victory
Scion Racing Leads Two-Wheel Drive Class in Rally America National Championship
TORRANCE, Calif. (Jan. 29, 2013) – Driver Andrew Comrie-Picard and co-driver Jeremy Wimpey earned Scion Racing its first win of the season and its first ever top finish at the Sno*Drift event on Jan. 26 in Atlanta, Mich. The pair crossed the finish line five minutes ahead of the competition in the two-wheel (2WD) drive class.
- 100 Acre Wood Rally: Feb. 22-23 in Salem, Mo.
- Oregon Trail Rally: May 3-5 in Portland, Ore.
- Susquehannock Trail Rally: May 31-June 1 in Wellsboro, Pa.
- New England Forest Rally: July 26-27 in Newry, Maine
- Ojibwe Forests Rally: Aug. 23-24 in Detroit Lakes, Minn.
- Lake Superior Performance Rally: Oct. 18-19 in Houghton, Mich.