Welcome to the official GReddy USA blog. -Think of this as our online weekly "GReddy Times," a venue for us to report what's going on or what just happened at GReddy USA this week (new products, new projects, racing news, even online store specials.) On our blog you can see what we are up to in the GReddy Sales floor, R&D garage, on the road or even from our Headquarters in Japan.

Monday, July 27, 2015

GReddy Event Coverage from Formula Drift Rd.5

Ken Gushi and the GReddy Performance x Hankook Tire x Scion Racing FR-S maintain 4th place in the 2015 Formula Drift Pro Championships, making up a few points over 2-3place contenders. 

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Leading up to Round 5 in the Pacific North West, Ken took over the FormulaD instagram to show some of the team's preparations for the Seattle event.   #gushitakeover

Ken also introduced a limited edition Ken Gushi x Formula D collaboration T-shirt and Hoodie.

At Evergreen Speedway the refreshed GReddy Racing FR-S was strong right off the trailer for Thursday's open practice.

The GReddy Team also got a visit from a special guest, Fast and Furious star, Sung Kang (AKA Han)

However when Friday came, so did the wet weather.  On a very difficult dry/wet track Ken, scored the second highest in Qualifying run 1.  He also scored even better in a dry Qualifying run 2, securing the 4th position in the Top32 Tandem brackets.


In Top32, Ken easily moved passed the Wicknick's 2JZ powered S13. And it was beginning shape up to be a golden opportunity with the number 1 and 2 FD championship points leaders going out early in the Top32 bracket.




Ken and our GReddy model, theVivs, meet many fans from the Pacific North West during the FD half-time break. 

The Top16 match up was against McQuarrie's Gopro Camero.  Although it was a close match, a small technical difficulty meant the car was not at it's normal 100%.  Gushi ran hard anyways, but was eliminated earlier than we had all hoped. 
The final result was 10th.


Next event will be at the Texas Motorspeedway on Aug. 21-22



Click here to read the Driving Line play by play: http://www.drivingline.com/2015/07/top-32-play-play-formula-drift-rd-5-evergreen-speedway/

Congratulations to FDSEA event winners: 1st Fredric Aasbo, 2nd Alec Hohnadell and Justin Pawlak  

 technical partners
 
Ray's  | KW Suspension
 Rocket Bunny | Garrett | SupertechTRUST  |  Wisefab

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Formula Drift Rd.5 Coming up...

http://www.formulad.com/schedule/monroe
With 4 rounds down and 3 rounds to go, Ken Gushi is sitting 4th in the Formula Drift Pro Championships.  Cheer on the GReddy Racing x Hankook Tire x Scion Racing FR-S Team in #FDSEA as we make a charge at the top spot on the Formula D podium!

Monroe, WA.  July 24-25
Evergreen Speedway

http://www.formulad.com/live
Friday Qualifying: 12:10pm PST
Saturday Top32:     1:40pm PST
Main Event:            5:00pm PST

Check out the latest full Scion Racing Driven 2 Drift Episode below:

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Formula Drift World Championship, Japan Win

GReddy Driver, Masato Kawabata and the Team TOYO TIRES Drift TRUST Racing 35RX SpecD GT-R dominates at Fuji Speedway, with a perfect event at the very first FD World Championship Round.

Kawabata was Friday's Top Qualifier with a 93pt run and Tandem Battle Eliminations Champion on Saturday.

For a list of GReddy Performance Products for the R35 GT-R please see:
   http://greddy.com/featured/3


For more see the Formula Drift Press Release: http://news.formulad.com/2015/fd-news/formula-drift-world-championship-japan-round-results/

“It felt really good to compete and be successful against foreign drivers that I have never driven against before,” stated Masato Kawabata, winner for Formula DRIFT Japan. “I was provided with a great car that did not have any troubles all weekend and drove comfortably. I would love to compete more internationally. The world be ready, I am coming.”













Formula DRIFT Japan Webcast (Top 32) by driftstream

Next Formula Drift event will be for Ken Gushi and the GReddy Performance x Hankook Tire x Scion Racing FR-S  

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

GReddy Event Coverage from Formula Drift Rd.4

Ken Gushi and the GReddy Performance X Hankook Tire X Scion Racing FR-S Team, place 5th in Round 4 of the Formula Drift, #FDNJ, to hold the 4th position in the Pro Championships...

With near perfect runs, Gushi scores back to back Top Qualifier results in #FDOrlando and #FDNJ. 

The #1 spot in Wall, New Jersey was Ken's 2nd the REV'D (Energy Bar) Killer Qualifier award in a row. (video clip)

Unfortunately the unpredictable weather conditions of Saturday's main event, made the 1st spot a little bit of a disadvantage, having to be part of the first group of tandem battles in the eliminations.


Dailymotion Livestream Replay from FDNJ


Top 32 started off on a windy but dry course with one of the closest battles of the day for the GReddy Team, with Ken going against the aggressive driving of Nate Hamilton and his turbo V8 S13.  But a great run on the bank with lots of angle by Gushi got the approval of the Judges to move on.




After the Formula Drift half time break and opening ceremonies, Ken took on the supercharged V8 S14 of Matt Field.  On a super slick track, Ken taps the guardrail on the lead run initiation onto the bank but keeps going, unfortunately Field ends up spinning.  Ken follows with a safe chase run until Field spins again, giving Gushi the win.




The Great8 battle paired up the two 2JZ powered FR-S in the series, Ken Gushi vs. Ryan Tuerck.  With the wet but drying track, it wasn't the cleanest run for Ken in the lead position, so when it was time for Ken to chase, he attacked like he was in his practice "missile" car. 
This following run by Ken was probably one of the most enjoyable runs to watch in the wet.  check out this fan video for the door to door run...(video clip)






With 3 more round in this year's series, look for the GReddy Team to charge hard for valuable qualifying results and that top step of the podium in our chase for the Championship.
Rd. 5 - Seattle, WA - July 24-25
Rd. 6 - Fort Worth, TX - Aug 21-22
Rd. 7 - Irwindale, CA - Oct 9-10 - Final
Our Technical Partners - Scion Racing and Hankook Tires lead both the Manufactures and Tire Manufactures Championships.



 technical partners
 
Ray's  | KW Suspension
 Rocket Bunny | Garrett | SupertechTRUST 

photos via Scion Racing / Larry Chen / Alex Wong

Monday, June 22, 2015

Formula Drift Rd.4, FDNJ this weekend

http://www.formulad.com/schedule/wall-speedway

The last leg of this east coast events, is Rd.4 in Wall New Jersey this weekend.  Look for Ken Gushi and the GReddy Racing Team to push hard to move up the Championship rankings. 

Formula Drift Rd. 4, #FDNJ
Qualifying : Friday, June 26th
Main Event : Saturday, June 27th
Livestream : http://www.formulad.com/live


Check out www.ShopGReddy.com now to order your #GReddy21 Team T-shirts.
Order now and get FREE USPS Shipping (USA only) plus our Limited-ed GReddy X Gramlights Decal and official Ken Gushi Hero Card.




 
After Ken's 2nd in Atlanta and 3rd in Orlando, the team is 4th in Formula Drift Series.

To catch up on the action from Orlando, you can watch the Formula Drift CBS Sports.

It airs this Wednesday, June 24th at 8:00pm EST on the CBS Sports Network.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

GReddy to support the Scion Racing Mackin Industuries FR-S

For the past 3 years the GReddy Racing Team has challenged the infamous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb2014 with Ken Gushi and the GReddy Racing FR-S, and 2013-12 with Takeshi Aizawa in the GReddy tC2.



The PPIHC is America's 2nd oldest race. And this epic high altitude competition only takes place once a year, when the full 12.42 mile course is open to race on it's 156 treacherous turns.  Our racing team will be in New Jersey for Formula D Round 4. With our commitment to the Formula Drift schedule, we will be unable to field our own challenger in the hill climb, but we are proud to lend our experience and support to our Scion Racing teammates, with the Scion Racing - Mackin Industries FR-S (supported by Evasive Motorsports) in the Time Attack 1 category.

GReddy Performance - Scion Racing FR-S 2014 PPIHC Challenge -3rd place, 10:30.188

GReddy Performance - Scion Racing tC - 2013 PPIHC Challenge video.


The Scion Racing Mackin Industries FR-S utilizes a GReddy Stroker FA20 engine with a modified GReddy Tuner Turbo Kit (with larger Garrett GTX-R turbocharger and GReddy V-mount intercooler layout)



Join us in wishing best of luck and success to the  Scion Racing, Mackin Industries and Evasive Motorsports at Pikes Peak.


Monday, June 8, 2015

Ken Gushi keeps the podium streak alive in FD Orlando

Ken Gushi and the GReddy Performance x Hankook Tire x Scion Racing FR-S keep the momentum moving with a Formula Drift round 3, Top Qualifier and another Podium finish at Orlando Speed World in Florida.



 







This moves the Gushi into 4th position for the Series Championship and extends the leads for the Scion and Hankook in the Manufacturer's and Tire Manufacturer's Cups.


The race week began early, with some round 2, Atlanta repairs and some preventative maintenance at a local shop in Florida, Rivsu Imports.

From there, the Team moved on to the newest Formula Drift venue, Orlando Speed World.  Being a new track, with new challenges, the team worked quickly to get the car dialed-in to Ken's liking.  Although the layout seemed pretty simple, the changeable weather and multiple bumps in the track made it tricky and very hard on suspension components.  The KW suspension proved to be a big advantage in Orlando.

In Friday Qualifying, Ken laid down an impressive 92pt run, which could not be beat. This gave Ken the Top Qualifier spot.  This would also later, prove to be essential in locking down the podium spot over Matt Field, scoring just one point behind in qualifying and finishing 4th.  (“3rd place in the overall competition is decided based on the highest qualifier of the two losing competitors in the Final Four.")
 



As Saturday arrived, Ken and the Team were feeling confident, but the unpredictable rain could easily complicate matters.  Luckily the weather was perfectly dry for the win against Mohan's 3rotor RX8 in Top32, the Half Time Break and the Opening Ceremonies.


In main 16 bracket eliminations, it started off dry for Ken's lead run against Moen's 2JZ S14, but due to some strange starting line events, the chase run had to wait until after a heavy rain delay.  In the wet, Ken drove a smart follow run to move on to the next round.






In the Best 8 the track was beginning to dry off on the bank, but the infield was still very wet and tricky.  Ken controlled the FR-S perfectly, but Hohnadel in his  V8 S14 was not able to keep control on the wet infield.



This set up the possibility for another amazing Semi Final rematch against fellow Hankook Tire driver Chris Forsberg and his VK-V8 370Z.
Again there were fireworks with this match up.  Ken drove a strong lead lap, with Forsberg fairly close behind.  In the chase, Gushi decided to escalate the battle and showed incredible proximity on the bank, unfortunately, it might have been just a little too much, when the 370Z gave more angle to exit the bank.  This cause the two to make contact and a huge flame irrupted from the Z, bring out a Red Flag.  (see our instagram for a clip) 
Eventually the judges rule against Ken, resulting in a 3rd place finish in Round 3.



Congratulations to FD Orlando event winners: 1st Ryan Tureck & 2nd Chris Forsberg

 technical partners
 
Ray's  | KW Suspension
 Rocket Bunny | Garrett | SupertechTRUST 







Tuesday, June 2, 2015

FD Orlando this Weekend, D2D Episode 3 FDATL Recap

Ken Gushi and the GReddy Performance x Hankook Tire x Scion Racing FR-S will be back at it this weekend in Orlando, Florida for Formula Drift Rd.3

LIVESTREAM:
   http://www.formulad.com/live
   http://www.formulad.com/schedule/orlando

Until then check out the Scion Racing Driven 2 Drift Chapter 3 with a recap of Rd.2 in Atlanta : https://youtu.be/53GYljOpOig

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Rocket Bunny S14 V2 Boss Aero Conversion Kit

Product Release:  P/N 17020300 
MSRP $4380 (with spl front lip, not shown in video below, but shown in photos.)
*US Shipping not included in price.


Available for Preorder via ShopGReddy.com
(First kits expected to arrive in late July-Aug, second batch Aug-Sept)

19pc Rocket Bunny Aero Conversion Kit includes:
Front Lip
Front Bumper
Front Hood
Side Skirts
Front Grill / Mesh
Rear Wing
Front Fenders
Rear Fenders
Rear Diffuser
Headlight Mount
Headlights
Side Signals
  • Front Signal lights not included, please us S13 front signal lights (sold separately)*


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Extended Memorial Day Sale


GReddy Performance Products offices will be closed on Monday, May. 25th, for the Memorial Day Holiday. Normal business Hours will resume Tuesday, May.26th.  But our online store is always open...


ShopGReddy.com Extended Memorial Day Sale!
from now till the end of May, while supplies last...

10% off popular Rocket Bunny full aero kits!!!
Save hundreds of dollars on "in stock" Rocket Bunny full kits, like the:

FREE Shipping on GReddy 21 Team T-shirts!
With the recent success of Ken Gushi in the Formula Drift Series, the team shirts have be out of stock, but we will be getting another shipment in later this week. 
Pre-order yours today and get FREE USPS shipping, when the come in. 

Introductory Offer on brand new GReddy Exhaust (arriving in June)   
-10% plus FREE ground shipping (lower 48)
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