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Monday, October 15, 2012

Formula D Irwindale & Season Coverage

Local Irwindale Speedway (the "House of Drift") was the location for the 7th and final round of the  2012 Formula Drift Championship Season.  And what an exciting 1st season it has been for the GReddy Performance X Scion Racing Drift FR-S Team... building a brand new, first ever Scion FR-S drift car, making it competitive and campaigning it for our 1st season in the premier series.

The GReddy Team is proud to be part of Ken Gushi's top 10 finish in the final 2012 standings.  Good start for a new vehicle and team.

Now on to Rd.7 coverage:  The weekend was filled with it's ups and downs for the team.  Friday: Although Ken didn't get in as much practice, as we had wanted, his experience and skill enabled him to put together an excellent 1st lap to qualify the GReddy Performance X Scion Racing Drift FR-S in 5th.  This marked a season best qualifying position.

In Saturday tandem battles, Ken went up against Toshiki Yoshioka in his turbo VQ S15.  These runs were some of closest, most exciting runs in Top32.  Yoshioka put great following pressure on Ken on the 1st run, but Ken was able to even better that in the 2nd run, giving the win to Ken and exciting the crowd and team.  He's a clip from the spectator stands...
The next battle had Ken up against Matt Field in his V8 NOS powered S14 for the 2nd consecutive event.  Unfortunately this time we did not win  against Field and, this would be our last set of tandem battles for the 2012 season.  Ending the event in Top16 and finishing the season with 379.5pt and in 8th place for the championship.

The car, driver and team have gelled together and evolved the GReddy Performance X Scion Racing Drift FR-S over the season and we all look forward to an even better 2013 Formula Drift Season with the Scion Racing Team... 

Congratulations to FD Rd.7 Winners
    1st - Daigo Saito     2nd - Justin Pawlak     3rd - Ryan Tuerick 
 Congratulations to 2012 Series Champions
    1st - Daigo Saito     2nd - Vaughn Gittin     3rd - Rhys Millen 
Congratulations to 2012 Scion Racing Teams
    6th - Fredrick Aasbo     8th - Ken Gushi     23rd - Tony Angelo 

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