There are only a few weeks before the new Formula Drift season starts up, but everything’s starting to come together just in time for Tony Angelo. In addition to picking up his Scion FR-S as a Hurricane Sandy salvage late last month, Tony also found a permanent home for the TAngelo Racing operations in his hometown of Philadelphia, PA.
Getting the shop set up has monopolized most of his spare time, but with everything now in order, Tony’s been hustling to get the FR-S build completed. First on the list of things to get taken care of was stripping down the car.
With the interior just about fully gutted, the TAngelo Racing crew immediately began fabricating a roll cage and getting it fitted into the Scion FR-S. Of course, it goes without saying that the cage is fully up to Formula Drift spec, right down to each and every weld.
Although the team nearly has the cage in order, they still have the issue of just about everything else to finish work on. One thing they don’t have to worry about, however, is the car’s powerplant.
The TAngelo Racing team lifted the 2AZ motor built by Papadakis Racing directly out of the Scion tC Tony campaigned last season, and dropped it straight into his new FR-S. Notably, the motor isn’t much older than the car itself, as it was only fitted into the TAngelo Racing Scion tC near the end of last season.
Once the cage is fully completed, the car is going to be wrapped in a new livery, and Tony’s team is going to get to work getting the rest of their parts bolted on and tuned for competition. For more updates and info on Tony’s FR-S build, stop by his Facebook page, Instgram, or Twitter account at any of the links below. Also, be sure to check back in here at the Scion Racing blog for in-depth news and updates on all of our teams and drivers!