• Jun 25, 2010
ESPN recently announced the addition of SuperRally to the banquet of driving discipline at the X Games, and now it's been revealed that champion drifter Sam Hubinette will be one of the SuperRally entrants. He'll be behind the wheel of a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution built by Sam Hubinette Racing stablemate Andrew Comrie-Picard, who's already got four years of experience participating in the X Games. Hubinette's no tyro, though – he got his first racing license at the age of 16 in Sweden, running a Volvo 142 in rallycross.

The SuperRally event takes place on the Saturday of the four-night event, July 29 to August 1 at the LA Coliseum. If you can't wait until then to see him, he'll be in Formula D action in two weeks and rumor has it you can find his work in a Tom Cruise flick opening this weekend.

[Source: Sam Hubinette Racing]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      This is definitely cool. Hubinette is a classy guy but also an awesome driver. I wish him good luck!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wait, so he's driving ACP's Evo? Or is this a different (new) car? Is ACP invited to X-games this year? He sure put on a good show the past few years...

      Sidenote -- ACP is driving his Evo in the Pikes Peak event this weekend...That man is crazy.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That Challenger went so fast that the hood scoop moved to the roof.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's there to act in the same way an f-duct acts. It directs air to the rear spoiler. It's been on both of his previous cars, the Charger and the Viper.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Elmo,

        Are you talking about the McLaren F1 f-duct? If so, you're terribly mistaken. Rear wings on drift cars provide very little usable downforce. The ridiculous yaw angles seen during formula d races reduce the usable wing surface area to a very small portion of the full wing, so to start with, you're not getting much. Implying a trailing edge blowing system to a car like that would give you very minimal gains at best. Not to mention the flow behind a production vehicle with that kind of rear rake will be turbulent anyway.

        My guess is the scoop is used as it is in WRC...to get fresh air into the cockpit during a race.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Rice-o-Olympic fun.......
      • 4 Years Ago
      That photo is totally badass. Sam is amazing.
      • 4 Years Ago
      There's just something inherently cool about a big American (ok, part-German, part-Italian, Canadian-built) musclecar going sideways with heaping volumes of tire smoke pouring out the rear fenders. Am I right?
        • 4 Years Ago
        YES!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Agreed. As soon as I saw that picture I said "man, that is so bad ass"