Rally America – Team O’neil 2014 Driver Announcment
Team O’Neil Motorsports and Ford Racing are proud to announce the return of their 2013 2wd Championship winning team for the 2014 Rally America season, with a new driver, Andrew Comerie-Picard.
Andrew is the clear choice for the 2014 season, as his history in the sport clearly reflects. Andrew Comrie-Picard has won the Canadian Open Class championship, the North American Rally Championship, is a class winner on the Baja1000, and holds the fastest front-wheel-drive time on Pikes Peak. He is also a five-time X Games competitor and medalist in 2010. He has won the first event of the Championship, the SnoDrift Rally, overall in 2006 and in two-wheel-drive in 2012. When not racing, he is a television personality, having hosted car shows on Discovery and Speed networks, and is a consulting producer on History Channel’s Top Gear. He is also a precision and stunt driver for film and television.
The team will again be fielding Ford Fiesta R2 rally car, engineered and designed by M-Sport in the UK and prepared by Team O’Neil in New Hampshire. The most competitive package in Two-Wheel Drive rally racing in the US, the Ford Fiesta R2 has won back-to-back Rally America National Championships and the team is aiming for a hat trick in 2014. In Andrew’s words: “I’m thrilled to be working with Ford and with Team O’Neil in the 2014 rally season. The Fiesta is one of the best-developed winning platforms on the market, and Ford’s commitment to motorsports in general and rally in particular is terrific. And Team O’Neil not only has a track record of top results and Championships with the Fiesta, but they’re good friends and teammates; I did my early rally training with Tim at the school over a decade ago. It’s a great package, and we’re ready to win!”
The team’s unique combination of flat-out speed, unwavering reliability, and Andrew’s talent and experience will make this the team to beat in 2014. They’ll have their target set on capturing 1st place at every event they attend this year, as they did in a flawless 2013 season last year.
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