NOS Energy Drink jumps head-first into rally racing in partnership with Andrew “ACP” Comrie-Picard and Team ACP Rally.

With an established reputation as one of the leading teams in North American Rally, Team ACP Rally and their incredible Mitsubishi rally cars are currently top contenders for the fiercely competitive Rally America Championship. Team ACP Rally jumped into the championship lead during the lead-up to the third X Games Rally, coming August 3 in Los Angeles.

The X Games is all about bringing out record crowds, huge jumps, top-tier competition, and excitement to the fans. There is no other event like it anywhere else in the world and Team ACP and NOS Energy Drink will be right in the middle of all the X Games madness. “The X Games is an amazing contest and we are ecstatic to welcome NOS Energy Drink to the team. The NOS Energy Drink brand’s racing heritage is a perfect fit for our sport and for our team. The major bonus for us is all of the guys on our team love their energy drinks,” said Comrie-Picard.

Team ACP Rally exploded into the top ranks in a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV in 2002, when driver Comrie-Picard earned both the Canadian Open Class title and Rookie of the Year honors. He is the only driver ever to have earned both titles in one season, making him a serious player in the rally word. Since his dominant beginnings the team has become regular podium contenders both in Canada and the United States. In 2006, they became the only Mitsubishi invited to enter the first-ever X Games rally car race, a top-tier contest. In 2007, the team introduced a brand-new Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX, built at Slowboy Racing, which they took to the second X Games contest and second overall in the North American championship. The team has built on its successes for 2008, leading the U.S. points race and earning their third consecutive invitation to the X Games, where they will be tearing up the course and wowing the crowds in the NOS Energy Drink Mitsubishi EVO.

Comrie-Picard’s regular co-driver Marc Goldfarb is another veteran competitor in the North American scene, and a longtime team member. To add some diversity to Team ACP, female racer Jen Horsey will be co-driving the NOS Energy Drink Mitsubishi EVO for this year’s X Games. Horsey has a long list of accomplishments including a background as a longtime writer, broadcaster and team manager whose experience in the co-driver’s seat has brought her a modern class win at the internationally renowned Targa Newfoundland Rally.

“Rally racing makes perfect sense for NOS,” said Mike Fine NOS Energy Drink Brand Manager. “We have been working hard with different athletes in many automotive sectors in 2008, and Rally was a priority for us this year. I’m excited to finally see this come together for both NOS and Team ACP.”

The annual X Games is the premier action sports event on the globe, featuring athletes competing for medals and prize money in sports including BMX Freestyle, Moto X, Skateboard, Surfing and Rally. The rally car-racing event was added to the X Games in 2006, and Comrie-Picard is one of only four drivers to score an invitation in each of the three years. Comrie-Picard and his team will be piloting the NOS Energy Drink Mitsubishi in this year’s X Games and they will most certainly be a force to be reckoned with.

For more news and information on NOS Energy Drink and the NOS Energy Drink Mitsubishi Rally car, please visit www.drinkNOS.com.

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