Scion Racing fired up the summer months down in beautiful Palm Beach, Florida for Formula Drift Round 3. This year marked the second for FD at Palm Beach International Raceway and featured a new track layout. Qualifying proved difficult as light rain hit in between runs. Ken Gushi squeaked by with the #31 spot in the GReddy Racing FR-S, while Fredric Aasbo in the Need for Speed tC and Tony Angelo in the TAngelo Drift tC took spots #17 and #13 respectively.
During the Top 32, though Ken was matched up with #2 seed Miro Ovcharik in the Mishimoto Nissan 240SX, still Ken managed to take down the “Insane Ukraine.” Unfortunately the other two Scion drivers couldn’t make it past this round. Fredric straightened out on his first run while following Michael Essa in the GSR Autosport BMW Z4R. Then Tony dropped to Formula Drift rookie Chelsea DeNofa in the BC Racing BMW M3.
For the Top 16 round, Ken came up against Kenny Moen in his Lutz Performance Nissan 350Z. Ken had a great follow run, keeping the FR-S right on his rear fenders the whole lap. The lead run was strong as well; unfortunately the Judges were undecided and voted for “One More Time.” The two drivers made contact on the next run, resulting in Moen moving on to the Great 8.
It was an unfortunate early end for Scion Racing but Round 4 in New Jersey is just over two weeks away. Watch a recap of this event in the latest episode of Driven to Drift.