Welcome to the official GReddy USA blog. -Think of this as our online weekly "GReddy Times," a venue for us to report what's going on or what just happened at GReddy USA this week (new products, new projects, racing news, even online store specials.) On our blog you can see what we are up to in the GReddy Sales floor, R&D garage, on the road or even from our Headquarters in Japan.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012

Drift FR-S makes it to the Great 8 in it's FD Debut

Well our Formula Drift debut event (Rd.1 Streets of Long Beach) is now behind us and we are proud to report the GReddy Performance X Scion Racing Drift FR-S and Ken Gushi both performed beautifully in front of a Sold-out Formula D Long Beach Crowd!

We ended making all the way to the "Great 8" eliminations and a 9th place in the series (out of about 60 cars)

The weekend started off on Friday, when Ken scored a 84.5, placing the car in the #14 Qualifying position.  Not bad for our 1st day running on the tight Streets of Long Beach course.

As Saturday began, Ken was really getting comfortable with the car in morning practice.  Maybe too comfortable for the cars rear wing.  Ken knocked off the wing in the infamous Turn 2 rear clipping point towards the end of the practice session.

Ken and the Team decided on running without the wing for the start of the 32 bracket where the #21 Drift FR-S up against the FC3S of J. Lowe.  Ken got the win and moved on to the "Big Show" and the Top 16 Bracket.

In the Top 16, we then went up against the  "FD 2011 Rookie of the Year" Oki Bakchis in his V8-powered S14.  Ken and the Drift FR-S was able to pull away in the lead run and have a close following run for the win.
 In the "Great 8" round of eliminations, we face the returning "FD 2011 Champion" Dai Yoshihara and his proven V8 S13, (who went on to finish 2nd.)  Pushing hard in the 1st run, Ken end up taking off the 2nd wing of the weekend and spun the FR-S.  But after a quick "5 minute" repair, the Drift FR-S was ready for it's 2nd run. Unfortunately it was not enough to overcome the 1st run.  All in all, it was a great debut race, the GReddy Performance X Scion Racing Drift FR-S.  And as we type this, plans for improvements are already in effect for Rd.2 in Atlanta.... (video footage...)

While in the Vendor area, we also had a busy day.  On display was the 8.79sec 1/4mile GT-R with new GReddy RX GT-R products, news of GReddy FR-S products and New Evo3 exhausts (coming soon)...

Come see us in future rounds for one of our new GReddy Racing Team Decals and/or GReddy Drift FR-S T-Shirts...

Congratulations to FD Rd.1 Winners
    1st - Justin Pawlak     2nd - Daijiro Yoshihara     3rd - Daigo Saito

 technical partners

SR photos by G-Forcephoto.com

Monday, April 2, 2012

Formula Drift Debut Race - This Weekend!

Come out and support Driver Ken Gushi and the entire GReddy Racing Team this Friday and Saturday, April 6-7th at Round 1. of the Formula Drift Championships on the Streets of Long Beach.
The GReddy Performance X Scion Racing Drift FR-S is the first competition-spec Scion FR-S built for drifting.  The Drift FR-S was built in-house in the GReddy, Irvine, CA facility and features Hankook Ventus R-S3 tires, Ray's Engineering Gram Light 57DR wheels, KW Club Sport Suspension, Cosworth CS600 4cylinder Boxer Engine. and is turbocharged with a host of GReddy components.

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