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, September 15, 2014

Formula D Rd.6 - Texas Motor Speedway, TX

  • Monday GReddy coverage from Formula Drift #FDTX 2014


It was an interesting event for the Formula Drift teams after our mid-season break.  From 100F degree Texas temperatures on Wednesday to rainy, wind in the mid 50s in practice, the weather was a bite of a surprise.  But in all conditions the GReddy Performance X Hankook Tire X Scion Racing FR-S preformed well with it's new updates to the steering and cooling systems.






In qualifying Ken Gushi was very consistent and laid down two impressive runs, with good line and style.   The first pass scored and 82 and the second a 81.  Good enough for the number 8 seed in the Saturday's Top 32 tandem bracket.




Because it was also a Formula D Pro2 event, there was no Friday night practice.




In Top 32, Ken faced off against the newly revised RX-8 of Kyle Mohan.  After two evenly matched battles, the Judges advanced Ken into the main event and opening ceremonies

The main event started off under the lights of the NASCAR speedway and the Top 16 match up was against Joon Meang and his V8 240SX, who was fresh off his win against 2011 Champion Dai Yoshihara in Top32.  The two runs were not the cleanest of the night, but by a slight margin, Meang was award the win.

So with one last round coming on Oct. 10-11 at the world-famous "House of Drift" Irwindale Speedway, it's all time to go all out! 


 technical partnersTakata | Ray's  | KW Suspension Rocket Bunny | Garrett | Supertech | TRUST 




Friday, September 5, 2014

Formula Drift Round 5, FDTX up next


The GReddy Performance x Hankook Tire x Scion Racing FR-S Team is anxious to get back to drifting.  Catch Ken Gushi on the Formula Drift Texas Motor Speedway track, Sept. 12-13
- Live Stream : http://formulad.com/live/







Thursday, September 4, 2014

GReddy 35RX Dspec featured in this month's Dsport

See the details of the 1094whp/1039lb-ft GReddy 35RX D-spec GT-R in this month's issue of Dsport Magazine.  The car was debuted at this year's Tokyo Auto Salon and has since been competing in the 2014 D1 Grand Prix Series, with defending Series Champion, Masato Kawabata


http://greddy.com/featured/3

 For more on the GT-R please see: http://greddy.com/featured/3




Dsport Magazine Issue #146 - October 2014, pages 40-46

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

ShopGReddy.com - Labor Day SALE


It's the end of summer and time for schools to start up again.  Save on exhaust shipping cost by taking advantage of our LABOR DAY week-long SALE... from 8/26 - 9/2

FREE SHIPPING on in-stock GReddy Exhausts!

http://www.shopgreddy.com/

Perfect timing to get those exhaust systems installed.  SP elite, Evo3 & RS exhausts with free ground shipping. Order your's today!

Exhausts still in-stock:
          SP Elite   Evo3       RS
10107200    10117301                               Hyundai Genesis Cpe
10117200    10107301                               Lexus IS350/IS250
10117201    10117304     10117100           Scion tC
                    10137300    10137100           Mitsubishi EvoX
10137202                        10137103           Mitsubishi Lancer GT
10157206    10157301                               Honda Civic Si (FG4)
10157201    10157300    10157100           Honda Civic Si (FG2)
10157200                                                   Honda Civic Si (EM1)
                    10127301    10127100           Nissan 370Z
                    10127304                               Infiniti G35 Cpe
10127201                                                   Infiniti G37 Cpe
10147201                                                   Mazda Speed3
                    10167301                               Subaru WRX STI (GDB)
                    10167300                               Subaru STI Sedan (GV)

www.ShopGReddy.com

GReddy Performance Products offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 1st, for the Labor Day Holiday. Normal business Hours will resume Tuesday, Sept. 2nd. 



Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A blast from the past at the 2014 Rolex Monterey Motorsprts Reunion

Three classic GReddy Group C racing cars were in attendance at this year's 2014 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion


It's great to see these Japanese Endurance racers on USA race tracks again...

Click on the links for info on their restorations...

Canepa Motorsports - 1991 Porsche 962-170, TRUST Racing Nisseki

Retro Sport - 1987 Porsche 962-106B, TRUST Racing Nisseki

Intrepid Racing - 1984 Porsche 956C-118, TRUST Racing Iseki



For more on our historic TRUST Racing Group C cars see:
http://greddy-usa.blogspot.com/2014/06/24-hours-of-le-mans-greddy-history.htmlhttp://greddy-usa.blogspot.com/2009/08/vintage-greddy-racecar-at-historics.html



Monday, August 11, 2014

D1GP Rd.3 update with the GReddy 35RX Dspec GT-R

Click on the image for our english translated event report from D1GP Rd.3 Autopolis (July 26-27)
Masato Kawabata = Rd.3  #1 Qualifier, Top 8 Finish,  Current Series Ranking 12th.


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Happy 8-6 Day from GReddy!

Just in time for Toyota/Scion 86/FR-S enthusiast on August 6th (8-6-2014), Scion Racing releases their video documentary of our 2014 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Challenge.  It shows the what the GReddy Racing Team when through on our way to a 3rd place podium finish in the Time Attack 1 division with our Pro-Drifter, Ken Gushi...





Monday, July 21, 2014

Formula D Rd.5 - Evergreen Speedway, WA


Another Great 8 Finish for Ken Gushi and the GReddy Performance x Hankook Tire x Scion Racing FR-S in 2014, helps push Scion into the lead for the Formula Drift OEM Manufacture's Championship. Hankook also leads in the FD Tire Manufacture's Championship. 

The GReddy - Turbo by Garrett 2JZ-powered FR-S makes great power, but getting all that power to the ground effectively has been a challenging task.  After some tough rounds on the east coast, it has been great to have the FR-S back in the GReddy garage for preparation of the last 3 rounds...

The Seattle tandems of #FDSEA was a good milestone for our progress.  It also introduced a unique starting line chicane for the lead car to keep the cars closer together, entering the first turn.  In Top32 Ken was matched up against the V8 Camaro of Tyler McQuarrie.  After some good pressure on the Ken's following run, the Camaro ended up going off course and advancing the FR-S into the main event 16-car bracket.

In Top16, the similarly match cars of Gushi and Tureck, made for some of the most exciting battles of the weekend.  The runs between the pair of 2JZ-powered FR-S was too difficult for the judges to declare a winner, so a OMT (One More Time) call was made to have them battle it out again.  These runs were even closer.  Eventually, Ken came out with the Win, moving him on to face the current championship leading contender, Chris Forsberg.

In the Great8, Ken followed close to Forsberg in the V8-powered 370Z in the first run, but a small technical issue in the second run prevented Ken from challenging for semi-finals.  Sometimes luck also plays a big factor in professional drifting.  All in all, Seattle was a positive step in the team's progression.


Next up #FDTX at Texas Motorspeedway on Sept.12-13.