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Monday, April 7, 2014

Formula D Rd.1 - Streets of Long Beach

  • Monday Coverage from Formula Drift #FDLB               
The GReddy Racing Team was back on the Streets of Long Beach for the competition debut of the all new 800+hp 2JZ-powered GReddy Performance x Hankook Tire x Scion Racing FR-S.

With back to back Long Beach events starting off the 2012 and 2013 seasons in 8th place, the team had high hopes to better the results and shoot for the team's first podium finish.

In early practice, GReddy driver, Ken Gushi was impressing everyone, with his high speed, smooth transitions, aggressive angle, wide lines and big smoke...  As shown in this instagram video posted by Formula Drift announcer, Jarod Deanda from the Judge's stands

The powerful new engine, chassis and driver performed faultlessly.  Unfortunately being the debut event with this new car, there is still a learning curve to dialing in the car under full range of track conditions and changeable variables.  This lead to a less then ideal Qualifying (77pts.,19th) and Top32 tandem battle (vs. Odi Bakchis)

Rest assured the GReddy Team is already planning for more extensive testing to fully prepared for Rd.2 in Road Atlanta, May 9-10. Thank you for your support!

GReddy Tuner Series Tactical Gear

We also had Mr. Kei Miura of Rocket Bunny supporting the team and offering his Rocket Bunny soft goods in the GReddy Booth and GReddy Online Store.
Rocket Bunny Soft Goods on ShopGReddy.com