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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Ken Gushi's 2020 GR Supra Formula D Challenger

UPDATE 6/11 - V3.0 Revised 2020 Formula Drift Schedule (here)

UPDATE 5/27 - 2020 Livery revealed... 

Ken Gushi Motorsports GReddy Toyota Gazoo Racing GR Supra

Ken Gushi Motorsports set to debut GR Supra to be campaigned in the 2020 Formula Drift

Championship. The team took home a memorable win at the 2019 Finals in front of a sold-out home-
town crowd. While the 86 proved to be a winning contender, the team will now shift their focus and swing the momentum into the all new GR Supra platform.

“I am beyond excited to introduce to everyone our new Toyota Gazoo Racing GR Supra that we will be campaigning for the 2020 Formula Drift season. The Supra is an iconic name in the import car scene and I couldn’t be any happier to be given the opportunity to pilot such a legendary brand. I will miss driving the 86 as that car will always have a special place in my heart. With the help of our new and existing partners, I believe we have built the ultimate drifting machine. “

The build took place at Greddy Performance HQ in Irvine CA. The team took delivery of the GR Supra late December of 2019 and wasted no time in stripping down the car for chassis and roll cage prep. Our goal as a team was to take everything we learned with the 86 platform, and apply it to the GR Supra.

Starting with the B58 engine program, we worked closely with Bluemoon Performance out of Costa
Mesa to build a powerful, yet reliable engine using parts and components from our partners over at
RunBC, Supertech Performance, JE Pistons, and Motul USA. These brands have been a key
component with the success we had through our 86 campaign. Powered by a BorgWarner EFR 9280,
the B58 straight-6 will propel the GR Supra running on Achilles Radial 123S tires, which brought the
team huge success and performance in 2019.

“I am confident this GR Supra will be a great successor to our faithful 86 that brought us a win at
Irwindale last season. I already know this car has huge potential and I can’t wait to show you guys
what it’s all about” says Ken.

Formula Drift Pro Championship
Entering its 17th season, Formula DRIFT is recognized as North America's professional drifting
championship series. As the first official series in North America, Formula DRIFT has taken competitive motorsports to the extreme, attracting fans and car enthusiasts from all walks of life and establishes itself as the worldwide leader for the Sport. This high-skilled, high-powered motor sport where drivers intentionally maneuver their cars into well executed, controlled sideways slides at high speeds through a marked course, has professional drivers & teams competing in eight championship competitions in 2020.

Round One of the 2020 season will now take place at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta on July 3-4,
which is reminiscent of the first season of Formula DRIFT in 2004, which kicked off of at the same