January 30, 2012 – The Sparco Rally xD takes 2nd place in its class at Sno*Drift 2012 event, the first event of the Rally America Championship series.
The Rally America Championship series kicked off in Atlanta, Michigan, frigid home of the Sno*Drift rally event, the first round of six championship events. it offers a messy combination of snow, slush and ice. The Sparco Rally xD fell as far as 5th in class after day one of racing. The team implemented some strategic changes overnight allowing driver Andrew Comrie-Picard to fight his way back up and finish on the podium taking 2nd in class.
“Honestly, on Friday night, I was questioning whether we could turn the race around” said Comrie-Picard, “but between some smart setup changes on the team’s part and a bit of a reset in my driving style, we managed to turn the tables on our competition on Saturday and go from over a minute out of second place to a solid result and a kickoff to our championship. I’m as proud of this result as of any in more than ten years of rally driving.”
The next event of the championship series takes ACP and the Sparco Rally xD team to Salem, Missouri, for the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood, February 24-25.
Rally xD Team is supported by:
Scion Racing / Toyota Racing Development / Sparco USA / GReddy Performance / Rays Engineering / Tein USA / BFGoodrich / Performance Friction Brakes / Motul / KAAZ / PIAA / Seibon Carbon / Mechanix Wear / Exedy / Lincoln Electric / WPC / Five:AD / Dirtfish Rally School / 686