After a long and busy offseason, driver Robert Stout and the Ken Stout Racing team finally had the opportunity to take the Lucas Oil KSR Scion FR-S out for its first competitive runs at Rounds 1 & 2 of the Pirelli World Challenge Championships. The event, held at the Streets of St. Petersberg track in Florida, also gave the team a chance to gather valuable data they’ll need to get everything dialed in for the rest of the season.
Where that new data may prove most useful is in the development of the car’s supercharger, which KSR is developing in conjunction with TRD. As the only existing Scion FR-S using a TRD supercharger, the team’s working to improve everything from the car’s throttle response with the added blower, to getting the transmission to be more compliant with the added power.
There’s still a lot of work on the car that needs to be done, but it’s clear that Robert and the KSR team are on the right track. Next up for the team is Round 3, April 19 at the Streets of Long Beach as part of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach weekend, so stay tuned!