2013 Scion xD Rally Car RevealedThursday, January 24, 2013 6:50 by Arman Barari
Scion is ready for its second full season in Rally America National Championship with a new Scion xD rally car. The new and thoroughly improved car and its driver Andrew Comrie-Picard will compete in all of the seven scheduled events, starting from January 25.
The 2013 car features all-new suspension, improved weight distribution, dog engagement transmission and more horsepower. It’s been toughened and optimized further compared to the last year’s car to meet the challenging courses and elevated competition. Last year Scion team finished second in the two-wheel drive (2WD) category of the series. They are hoping for 1st place this year.
“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.”
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.