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.
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 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