In only his first time behind the wheel of the Scion Racing Rally xD, Matthew Johnson took the team to a 1st place finish at the Sno*Drift Rally! The team’s work preparing the car during the offseason paid dividends almost immediately, as Matthew quickly found himself at home in the driver’s seat and acquainted himself with the car’s limits on the trail’s icy surface.
Matthew and returning co-driver Jeremy Wimpey completed the Sno*Drift Rally with a total time of 3:00:38.6 – over nine minutes better than the next closest competitor in their class. The win puts the Rally xD team in solid position going into the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood, less than a month away, and gives them the data they need to further tune the car to Matthew’s driving style.
With an early lead and a solid advantage in the race for Rally America’s 2WD Championship, we think this year the Scion Racing Rally xD is going to be the car to beat. Stay tuned for more news about Matthew and the team, and check back soon for more photos from the Sno*Drift Rally!