- Monday Coverage from Formula Drift #FDLB
The GReddy Racing Team
was back on the Streets of Long Beach for the competition debut of the all new 800+hp 2JZ-powered GReddy Performance x Hankook Tire x Scion Racing FR-S.
With back to back Long Beach events starting off the 2012
seasons in 8th place
, the team had high hopes to better the results and shoot for the team's first podium finish.
In early practice, GReddy driver, Ken Gushi
was impressing everyone, with his high speed, smooth transitions, aggressive angle, wide lines and big smoke... As shown in this instagram video posted by Formula Drift announcer, Jarod Deanda
from the Judge's stands
The powerful new engine, chassis and driver performed faultlessly. Unfortunately being the debut event with this new car, there is still a learning curve to dialing in the car under full range of track conditions and changeable variables. This lead to a less then ideal Qualifying (77pts.,19th)
and Top32 tandem battle (vs. Odi Bakchis)
Rest assured the GReddy Team
is already planning for more extensive testing to fully prepared for Rd.2 in Road Atlanta, May 9-10
. Thank you for your support!