There are a few reasons why Road Atlanta is one of our favorite tracks – its high speed entry gives drivers the chance to show what they can do when pushing their cars to the limit, while the close, technical corners give the crowd a chance to see some of the finesse that separates the pros from the rest. Oh, and it also happens to be where Fredric Aasbo eliminated eventual 2012 Champion Daigo Saito in the Hankook Tire/Papadakis Racing Scion tC to earn a spot on the podium last season.
Fredric and GReddy Racing Scion FR-S driver Ken Gushi will both be looking to make serious pushes at Road Atlanta this year, as their matching Great 8 finishes at Long Beach have put them in prime position to be legitimate title contenders. Similarly, Tony Angelo is a guaranteed bet to go in hard in the TAngelo Racing Scion FR-S and put his first points of the season up on the board.
Road Atlanta also marks the second round of the Formula Drift Manufacturer Cup, which we’ll be keeping an eye on going into the weekend. During each round of the FD Pro Championship Series, the top two drivers behind the wheel of a car that matches a chassis with a motor from the same manufacturer will contribute points to the Manufacturer Cup. This means that after Round 1, Scion is currently sitting 4th in the standings thanks to the contributions of Ryan Tuerck and his 2JZ powered Scion FR-S, and of course, our own Fredric Aasbo and the 2AR powered Hankook Tire Scion tC.
As always, if you can’t make it out to the track, you can watch the Scion Racing drivers in action at the Formula Drift Driftstream, a link to which we’ve provided below. Stay tuned for more news and info surrounding Round 2 in Road Atlanta!
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