Formula Drift Round 6 is coming up fast, and for the first time ever, the FD Pro Championship is making a stop at Texas Motor Speedway. Replacing the Las Vegas Motor Speedway leg of the schedule, Texas Motor Speedway is an unfamiliar track with the potential to produce some surprising results, potentially rearranging the top of the standings. All three of the Scion Racing drift teams and drivers are going to be looking to capitalize on any opportunities that come their way next weekend and finish the season strong.
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Fredric Aasbo, who’s coming off a 3rd place finish at Evergreen Speedway, is currently 4th in the standings, and just 33.50 points out of 1st. Fredric has been by far one of the most consistent drivers this season, and with the momentum of his podium finish pushing him forward, we’re hoping that Round 6 will be his chance to turn that into a spot at the top of the standings. The Papadakis Racing team has transformed the 2AR motor in the Hankook Tire Scion Racing tC into one of the most competitive power plants in the series, regardless of cylinder count, and we think it’s safe to say that the car has never looked or performed better.
The season has been filled with ups and downs for Ken Gushi and the GReddy Racing team, though a Top 16 finish at Monroe, WA has them back in the flow of the series. With over a month to prepare for Round 6, the GReddy Racing Scion FR-S should be making power from its Cosworth built EJ25 engine reliably, giving Ken a great shot at submitting his best finish of the year. If there’s anything we’ve learned from watching Ken over the years, it’s to never count him out because he’s always got a few tricks up his sleeve.
Finally, after a rough start to the season, Tony Angelo and his team look like they’ve got all the kinks worked out of the TAngelo Racing Scion FR-S. Moving past a somewhat controversial decision against him at Evergreen Speedway, the team has their car running strong just in time for Tony to finish out the season on a high note. It’s never easy debuting a new chassis, but given their success thus far, it’s looking like the TAngelo Racing team is setting a blueprint for how to do that the right way.
As usual, we’ll be bringing you more news and updates as the event draws nearer, so be sure to come back often for exclusive coverage of all the Scion Racing teams and drivers!