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Formula Drift 2012 Season Preview 22 March 2012, 7:15 pm

The 2012 Formula Drift Season is gearing up to be the most exciting in Scion’s 5 years active in the sport.

Scion Racing and GReddy begin a new chapter in their racing relationship with the 600hp turbocharged Scion FR-S. The vehicle, originally revealed at the North American International Auto Show in January, has since gone back to GReddy for additional tuning and development.

Ken Gushi, Scion’s veteran drifter and the man who’ll be behind the wheel of GReddy Racing’s Scion FR-S this season, was lucky enough to take a stock FR-S and a prototype of the Drift FR-S up to Monterey California for a few hot laps around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca!

Ken Gushi Formula Drift Pre-Season Interview

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Lending some familiarity to last year, Fredric Aasbo is returning to his Need For Speed 2011 tC built by Papadakis Racing. He’s pictured here trying out the new configuration at Irwindale.

Noticeably different is the car’s new wrap with the signature NFS Livery featuring a new bright matte orange, replacing the red on last year’s NFS tC. Word on the street is the car has quite a bit more power this year, as well…

Fredric Aasbo Formula Drift Pre-Season Interview

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Finally, our new Scion Racing driver and former Formula Drift judge, Tony Angelo, was happy to scoop up Ken Gushi’s 2010 tC. He, too, put his tC to the test out at Irwindale with Ken and Fredric.

He has only driven in two events since he stopped actively competing in 2008, and we’re very excited to see him get back on his horse!

Tony Angelo Formula Drift Pre-Season Interview

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For more information on the GReddy Racing Scion FR-S, Need for Speed’s retuned 2011 Scion tC and our new racing team fronted by Tony Angelo, visit scionracing.com!

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