Brownsburg, IN – Ken Stout Racing Inc. (KSR) unveiled its Scion FR-S to a throng of media, partners and enthusiasts at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show on Wednesday. KSR will race the FR-S in the Pirelli World Challenge GTS class in 2013 with Robert Stout, the 2010 Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car Champion, behind the wheel.
“It was amazing so many people came out to see the car,” said Ken Stout. “The FR-S is definitely the hottest sports car on the market right now and there is an incredible amount of buzz surrounding the platform. We are very proud to be representing Scion and TRD in campaigning the first FR-S to be run in a professional road racing series. And it was great to have Tom Fredrickson and Richard Gunn from Lucas Oil in attendance. We now have a number of months ahead of us to test and fine tune things to get ready for the first Pirelli World Challenge race on the Streets of St. Petersburg in March.”
The Scion FR-S was named the Hottest Sport Compact at the 2012 SEMA Show at a press conference held on Tuesday. KSR’s FR-S racecar will feature the FA-20 boxer power plant paired with a TRD supercharger to boost horsepower level for competition in GTS. A number of partners have come to the table with components for the car including Rays Wheels, TRD Brake Kit, JRZ Shocks, JE Pistons, E3 Sparkplugs, MoTeC, Electron Speed and Pirelli. KSR with their TRD Supercharged Scion FR-S will compete against Chevrolet Camaros, Ford Mustangs, Acura TSXs and Porsche Cayman in the Pirelli World Challenge GTS class.
Organized under the leadership of Ken Stout, award-winning motorsports commentator and automotive enthusiast, KSR has competed for seven years in various levels of motorsports and will make its sports car racing pro level debut in 2013 in Pirelli World Challenge. Since 2011, Robert Stout has been competing in GT, GS and ST classes in Grand Am. During his first year in Grand Am, Stout led numerous races and qualified as high as 2nd while earning five top 10′s and one top five in 10 GS races.
In 2013, Stout will return to Pirelli World Challenge where he had a stellar 2010 season piloting a Scion tC in Touring Car. Stout took home the Drivers’ Championship, Rookie of the Year and Sunoco Hard Charger Awards in his rookie season in Pirelli World Challenge on the strength of five wins, nine podium finishes, 11 top five results in 12 starts and one pole. Stout’s performance also led Scion to their first ever Touring Car Manufacturers’ Championship beating out Honda, Mazda and VW for the title. Stout became the youngest winner and Champion in World Challenge history at 18 years old, as well as winning the most prestigious street race in the US, the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
About Ken Stout Racing (KSR) Inc.: Ken Stout Racing, based out of Brownsburg, IN, is a factory-supported partnership with Scion/TRD. Led by Ken Stout, award-winning motorsports commentator and automotive enthusiast, the team will debut the Scion FR-S in sports car racing in the Pirelli World Challenge GTS class in 2013. Former 2010 Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car Drivers’ Champion Robert Stout will pilot the car.