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Monday, May 14, 2012

Formula D Atlanta Coverage

  with the GReddy Performance X Scion Racing Drift FR-S

Still on a high from our Great8, debut in Round 1 on the Streets of Long Beach, Formula Drift Rd.2  lead us east to Road Atlanta, GA.   Ken Gushi and the Drift FR-S took to the new track layout for 2012 well.  He showed some great tandem runs in Thursday practice.

After some late night adjustments, the team was feeling pretty confident for Friday qualifying sessions.  In Ken's 1st qualifying run, he scored a solid but conservative 83pts and was looking forward to going more aggressive in the 2nd Qualifying run.  But in the next run, he went  too aggressive and initiated his drift a little too early.  This ended up bending a wheel and lower control arm on the rumble strip.   This meant Ken would have to stick with the score of 83, placing the team in the 2nd half of the brackets and drawing a tough Top 32 battle with Justin Pawlak, the winner of Rd.1.

In Top32 eliminations, Ken drove hard, with good Hankook tire smoke, but was unable to advance to the next round.  JTP and his Mustang eventually went on to also win Rd.2.  It was a tough day for the team, but we look forward to improving in Rd.3 Palm Beach, FL early next month. - June 1-2  (Don't forget to follow us during the next race weekend for more #GReddyRaceOffers on ShopGReddy.com)

Congratulations to our Scion Racing Team mate, Fedric Aasbo and the Need for Speed / Papadakis Racing Scion tC on their 2nd place finish in Rd.2
 Photos by: G-Force Photo

Congratulations to FD Rd.2 Winners
    1st - Justin Pawlak     2nd - Fredric Aasbo     3rd - Diago Saito

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