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Monday, July 23, 2012

Formula D Seattle Coverage - Semi Final Finish

      The GReddy Performance X Scion Racing Drift FR-S advances to the Final 4 

In only the Team's 5th Formula D event with the new FR-S, Ken Gushi drove at a consistent high level all weekend.  The result, a best yet, finish of 4th place on the high-speed Evergreen Speedway track.   The Team was so close to picking up a podium finish in Seattle.  

The Final 4 finish places the team in 11th place in the Formula Drift Championships with two rounds to go in in the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Aug 24-25 and Irwindale Speedway, Oct 12-13.

Solid qualifying runs by Ken Gushi on a dry track scored a 81 and 83, placing the drift FR-S in 14th position for the tandem brackets. 

Top 32 eliminations, was a rematch from Rd.3 Florida, with Kenneth Moen in is 350Z, this time with Ken taking the clear win.

After the half-time break and main event introduction ceremonies, Ken Gushi advanced pass Japanese driver, Toshiki Yoshioka, in his S15.  Setting up another rematch with fellow Hankook tire teammate in the Great 8.  With a good pressure, Conrad Grunewald ended up spinning his Camaro and handing over the win.

That left the nimble-handling GReddy X Scion Racing Drift FR-S as the sole 4 cylinder turbo car in the field.  In the Semi Finals, Ken faced off against, 5th in the championship, Ryan Tuerck in S13, but was not able to defeat this V8 this time.

The final run of the night for us, was a super exciting "door to door" follow run by Ken against Rhys Millen in the consolation round.  This run best exemplified the progress the Ken Gushi and Team have made with the FR-S.   The Team is proud of this weekend's result, and will try our best to keep improving...

Congratulations to FD Rd.5 Winners
1st - Vaughn Gittin    2nd - Ryan Tuerck     3rd - Rhys Millen

[photos by SR & GForce Photo]

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