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Monday, July 27, 2015

GReddy Event Coverage from Formula Drift Rd.5

Ken Gushi and the GReddy Performance x Hankook Tire x Scion Racing FR-S maintain 4th place in the 2015 Formula Drift Pro Championships, making up a few points over 2-3place contenders. 

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Leading up to Round 5 in the Pacific North West, Ken took over the FormulaD instagram to show some of the team's preparations for the Seattle event.   #gushitakeover

Ken also introduced a limited edition Ken Gushi x Formula D collaboration T-shirt and Hoodie.

At Evergreen Speedway the refreshed GReddy Racing FR-S was strong right off the trailer for Thursday's open practice.

The GReddy Team also got a visit from a special guest, Fast and Furious star, Sung Kang (AKA Han)

However when Friday came, so did the wet weather.  On a very difficult dry/wet track Ken, scored the second highest in Qualifying run 1.  He also scored even better in a dry Qualifying run 2, securing the 4th position in the Top32 Tandem brackets.

In Top32, Ken easily moved passed the Wicknick's 2JZ powered S13. And it was beginning shape up to be a golden opportunity with the number 1 and 2 FD championship points leaders going out early in the Top32 bracket.

Ken and our GReddy model, theVivs, meet many fans from the Pacific North West during the FD half-time break. 

The Top16 match up was against McQuarrie's Gopro Camero.  Although it was a close match, a small technical difficulty meant the car was not at it's normal 100%.  Gushi ran hard anyways, but was eliminated earlier than we had all hoped. 
The final result was 10th.

Next event will be at the Texas Motorspeedway on Aug. 21-22

Click here to read the Driving Line play by play: http://www.drivingline.com/2015/07/top-32-play-play-formula-drift-rd-5-evergreen-speedway/

Congratulations to FDSEA event winners: 1st Fredric Aasbo, 2nd Alec Hohnadell and Justin Pawlak  

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