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.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

GReddy to be at SEMA 2013

GReddy returns to the SEMA Show, with a GReddy Dealer meeting booth #50308 (on the Sky-bridge Hall in between the Center and South Halls), the GReddy Performance X Scion Racing Drift FR-S in the Takata Racing booth #36227, and the recently debuted GReddy Racing Scion FR-S Prototype will be front and center in the Scion booth #20313.

To arrange a meeting at the SEMA Show with a GReddy Sale Representative, please give us a call at (949) 588-8300 - Show dates Monday, Nov. 5th - Friday, Nov. 8th.

GReddy SEMA Booth #50308

Scion Booth #20313
Takata Racing Booth #36227

And if you want to come out a party with the GReddy Team in Las Vegas, please join us Nov. 6th at Haze inside the Aria Hotel for the 2013 Wednesday Night Social & Gran Turismo Awards...
(Authorized GReddy Dealer please inquire with your GReddy Salesman for more details)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

2013 GReddy SEMA Show Build

On Oct. 29th, Scion held a special pre-media event, to debut some special Scions for the upcoming SEMA Show...

One of the hit reveals was the new GReddy Racing Scion FR-S Prototype!

The concept for the prototype, was to build Formula Drift Driver, Ken Gushi's dream race car.  With that in mind, the GReddy R&D team, started out with a salvaged FR-S from the recent Oklahoma floods.  Since the factory drive-train was no longer useable, the team opted for a tried and true power plant - A GReddy T88H-38GK powered 2JZ-GTE, inline 6 engine.

To help make a GReddy Racing Scion FR-S Prototype event better, we insisted the help of many of the same partners we used in the 2011-2012 GReddy Performance X Scion Racing Drift FR-S... Rocket Bunny, Rays Gram Light, Takata Racing, Hankook, KW, OS Giken, G-force, SPL Parts, Spin, a host of GReddy products and just a few touches from the Scion 10Series FR-S.

Look to see the GReddy Racing Scion FR-S Prototype in Scion's SEMA Show booth #20313 from Nov. 5th - Nov.8th...

GReddy Performance Products SEMA Show booth #50308

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Rocket Bunny FR-S/BRZ Pricing Announced

Just in time for the 2013 SEMA Show, GReddy Performance Products (Booth #50308), North American Distributor for TRA-Kyoto Rocket Bunny and the FR-S/BRZ Version 2 Wide-body Aero Kit.

Authorized GReddy Dealers are now accepting PRE-ORDERS for the first kits arriving.  The First Version 2 kits are expected arrive December/January.

               Option: DRL Kit - P/N 17010230  10-LED lights  $185.00 

We will also make the FR-S/BRZ Version 2 Rear Wing available separately:
(the Ver2 wing is compatible with the Ver1 Aero Kit but not the GT Wing)

Also look out for a DAI X Rocket Bunny Ver.2 Option announcement at SEMA!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Formula D Round 7 - Finale at Irwindale Speedway

      - Tuesday Coverage from Formula Drift #FDIRW : Irwindale, CA

As always, the finale for the 2013 Formula Drift Pro Championship ends at the "House of Drift," Irwindale Speedway.   Local fan favorite, Ken Gushi and the GReddy Performance X Scion Racing Team performed flawlessly all weekend long...

Ken drove the Irwindale course with solid lines, angle and tire smoke during practice and qualifying.  In Friday's Qualifying session One Ken scored a 82.5pts (with maximum speed points in the scored area,) placing him 13th position out of about 50 drivers. 

Our first battle was in Top32 against the 20th seed, Denofa and his BMW.  After some close door to door drifting, the judges awarded Gushi the win for his smoother, cleaner runs.

During the Formula D Half-time break, the GReddy booth/pit area was swamped with GReddy/Gushi fans all evening long.
An impromptu line of fans streached all the way around the GReddy Racing trailer...  Thank you all for your support!

As night fell, the FD opening ceremonies had skydivers, fireworks and packed Irwindale grandstands.  In the 16 elimination brackets, Gushi faced the number 4 seed, Kearney in his Dodge Viper.  In the first run, the Viper was just too fast in the straight-line start, which lead to a huge gap.  Ken threw down a good second run, but in a Judge's split decision, Kearney moved on, ending the 2013 season for the Team.

All in all, the GReddy Racing Team pushed very hard this season, in a few instances too hard, thus leading to a season of ups and downs.  But rest assured, the team will be back stronger, faster and more even more prepared for the 2014 Formula Drift season...

Special thanks to our GReddy Performance X Scion Racing partners: Hankook Tires, Takata Racing, Rays Engineering, KW Suspension, Ignition Projects, WPC, Diamond Lighting, Rocket Bunny, OS Giken, DTA, Alpine Stars and last but not least our 2012-13 Crew Chief / Builder / Mechanic, Shuji Komesho, who will be on assignment back at the TRUST HQ.  -Best wishes, Shuji, we'll miss you!

 technical partners
Hankook Tire | Ray's  | KW Suspension
  Takata | Rocket Bunny | TRUST 

Friday, October 4, 2013

GReddy Racing Social Media Accounts

This past month has been an amazing time, with a 200% jump for the GReddy Racing Facebook pageWe started September with just over 19,000 Likes and by the end of the month we were over 63,000 LIKES!

-Thank you all for your support...

Please also check-out and follow our other GReddy Social Media accounts for even more GReddy content:

Instagram: greddyracing

Twitter : greddyracing

Facebook (official page) : GReddy-Gpp

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Next Event - 2013 Formula D Finale

The GReddy Performance X Scion Racing Drift FR-S Team is looking forward to a strong finish of the 2013 Formula Drift Pro Championships.  Ken Gushi recently tested on at the House of Drift course. Take a look and listen... and don't forget to follow us during the raceweek on our Social Media sites (Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter) and the FormulaD Live-stream.

Attendees can also visit our exhibitor booth within the GReddy Racing pit area, where we will have GReddy items for sale.  See you there...