The 2012 “Rally in the 100 Acre Wood” served as the second event on the Rally America national championship calendar. Teams from coast to coast gathered to race head-to-head in the foothills of the Ozarks to crown winners in 3 national and 7 regional classes.
The Sparco Rally xD team, led by Andrew Comrie-Picard, represented Scion Racing for the event. ACP and the team had their work cut out for them after being dust-screened behind ailing dcompetitors for three of five legs of the rally. Precious minutes were lost trying to navigate the dust being thrown in front of them.
ACP commented on the issue, “but on three legs we had a car in front of us limping out of the stage – one that got back on the road after a crash, one with failed brakes, and one that rolled right in front of us. It was impossible to pass them, and incredibly frustrating to be flat out everywhere and then have such bad luck with the dust. But that’s rally…”
After falling into 4th place and losing 3rd gear, the Sparco Rally xD team made an impressive run in the end to finish the weekend in 2nd place (2WD class). The result keeps the team in a strong second position in the national 2WD Rally Championship. Congrats to ACP and the rest of the rally team!