TORRANCE, Calif. (Jan. 23, 2013) - Scion Racing returns for its second full rally season with a new Scion xD in the Rally America National Championship. Driver Andrew Comrie-Picard and the team will compete in seven scheduled events, beginning with the two-day Sno*Drift Rally in Atlanta, Mich., on Jan. 25-26.
The Scion rally team celebrates the new season with a brand new xD race car that has been augmented to meet the challenging courses and elevated competition. Modifications to the 2013 car include all-new suspension, improved weight distribution, dog engagement transmission and more horsepower.
“Scion Racing is ready and thrilled to be a part of the 2013 Rally America National Championship,” said Steve Hatanaka, Scion marketing and special events manager. “The combination of the xD subcompact, a top-notch team race team and one of rally’s best drivers, Andrew Comrie-Picard, is sure to create a competitive and exciting series.”
Last year, the Rally xD team completed its first full season in the Rally America National Championship. After six challenging events, the team finished second in the two-wheel drive (2WD) category of the series.
“The Rally xD team has worked hard to get the new car ready for the first race,” said Comrie-Picard, “The xD is the best it has ever been, and I can’t wait for the season to start.” Rally America 2013 race schedule:
Sno*Drift Rally: Jan. 25-26 in Atlanta, Mich.
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.
For more information about Scion Rally xD team visit www.scionracing.com
Scion Racing also includes teams competing in drag, drift and road racing series. For information, videos and interviews with drivers, visit www.scionracing.com
. Additional Rally xD images can be found on www.scionnewsroom.com
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Scion, from Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., was developed with a new generation of youthful buyers in mind. Scion’s mission is to provide distinctive products, the opportunity to personalize, and an innovative, consumer-driven process at the retail level. The brand features five groundbreaking models with a wide array of standard features: the xD urban subcompact five-door, the iconic xB urban utility vehicle, the tC sports coupe, the premium micro-subcompact iQ and the FR-S rear-wheel drive sports car. The Scion brand often applies new practices in all aspects of its business and pushes the creativity envelope with non-traditional advertising and marketing to engage young consumers. Scion also supports originality through its programs in the artistic community. For more information, visit www.scion.com