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Monday, June 23, 2014

Formula D Rd.4 - Wall Stadium, NJ

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The Gauntlet of Wall Stadium can be a very exciting track.  The dangerous tight steep banks of Wall to the harsh transition back to flat inner field can be tricky to tune in the dynamics of these new generation of powerful Formula D competition cars. 

Thursday practice gave a bit of bad luck in a wet testing session.  On a high line of the bank, Ken caught a little too much guard rail with the back end of the FR-S and it through the front end of the car right into the barriers.   But with some hard work by the team and some extra parts from the Tuerck/PSI team, the GReddy Performance x Hankook Tire x Scion Racing FR-S was ready in time for Friday Qualifying.  Ken scored a 73pt run for 25th seed in Top32 out of one of the large fields this season.

In Top32 eliminations, Ken Gushi was matched up against the 2JZ-powered S14 of Kenneth Moen.  Both the follow and lead runs between were very close and could have went OMT, but the final split decision ended up cutting the weekend short.  Although the event outcome wasn't good, great lessons for team were learned and we can't wait to get the car back to the GReddy R&D HQ for some more upgrades.  Next round, Seattle, WA, July 18-19.

*On a side note, we would like to send our congratulations to our Scion Racing/Hankook Tire teammates from Papakakis Racing on their 1st event win with Fredric Aasbo!