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Monday, April 15, 2013

Round 1 - Streets of Long Beach 2013

     Monday Coverage from Formula D season opener:

Pro Drifter Ken Gushi starts off the second season in the newly refreshed GReddy Performance X Scion Racing Drift FR-S with a solid Great 8 finish (out of 53 registered drivers) in the 2013 Formula Drift Pro Championship season opener (62pts)...

With a new Formula D knock-out qualifying process, Ken only got in one qualifying lap.  So the 73.4pt run was good enough to lock in a top 16 spot, of 14th position.

That matched up Ken with Kyle Mohan (19th) in his RX-8 for the Top32 round.  Ken had two clean runs and moved on to the Main Event and the Top 16 round.  In the Top 16, Ken defeated number 3 qualifier, Mike Essa in his new BMW M3.

That set-up a Great 8 match up with Vaughn Gitten in his Ford Mustang, who went on to finish the event in 2nd place.   All in all, not a bad start for the team.  The next round is just around the corner, May 10-11 at Road Atlanta and the GReddy Team already have some more upgrades on the way!      Congratulations to: 1st Dai Yoshihara, 2nd Jr. Gitten, 3rd Chris Forsberg
It was also a great event off the track as well, we had special Guest Kei Miura of the famous TRA Kyoto (Rocket Bunny).  So in the GReddy vendor booth we had a Limited Edition GReddy X Rocket Bunny T-Shirt as well as another new GReddy "Blue Outline" Logo Tshirt.  (We still have some T-shirts left and they can be purchased from our official online store, www.ShopGReddy.com...)
Also in the GReddy booth was Ken Gushi's personal FR-S with a GReddy Tuner Turbo Kit and Ken was signing new Scion Racing Hero card with Shin Tanaka Paper Shapers version of the GReddy Performance X Scion Racing Drift FR-S.