Monday Coverage from Formula Drift #FDFL :
This past weekend the GReddy Performance X Scion Racing Team returned to the east coast for Round 3 of the 2013 Formula Drift Pro Championships. With 60% chance of thunderstorms predicted for the whole weekend, the team geared up with rain gear and we thought we were ready for anything.
Thursday practice brought us our first surprise of the weekend, with an strange glitch preventing us from turning up the power to normal performance levels. This didn't prevent our driver Ken Gushi from learning the course and completing solid practice runs. Following practice, the team worked into the night and finally getting the power back up late in the night.
Unfortunately, the same technical returned for Friday practice. And the team was not able to resolve the issue in time for qualifying. Ken did a great job with the car down on power, but was not able to qualify get a high enough score for Run1. Then in Run 2 another problem arose prevent Ken from finishing his qualifying run for Top 32 tandem eliminations on Saturday.
So in the end, instead of bad weather, we ended up with some bad luck. The team is now busy working hard on preparations for the Rd.4, which is in less then 3 weeks away...
Photos via Scion Racing
Congratulations to FDFL evnet winners: 1st Michael Essa , 2nd Daigo Saito, 3rd Robbie Nashida
The next two events are just around the corner:
- June 21-22 - Formula Drift Rd.3 - Wall, NJ (GReddy FR-S / Ken Gushi)
- June 30 - Pikes Peak International Hill Climb - Colorado Springs (GReddy tC / Takeshi Aizawa)