When you look at the power that Formula Drift cars have been pushing out the last few years, it starts becoming easy to dismiss the series as a numbers game. You start forgetting that, for the vast majority of teams and drivers in the field, their cars are born of the passion they each share for the sport. There’s nowhere that may be truer than with Tony Angelo’s TAngelo Racing Scion FR-S.
Hurricane Sandy affected hundreds of thousands of lives when it hit the Northeast late last year, and one of those lives was Tony’s. As a native of Pennsylvania, he saw firsthand some of the devastation that Sandy left in its wake, and the way his community came together to begin the rebuilding process. The rebuilding process inspired Tony and his team to salvage a flood car from the storm and turn it into their competition car for the 2013 season.
The TAngelo Racing team built the car from the ground up in only two months, transplanting the 2AZ motor from his old Scion tC into the TAngelo Racing Scion FR-S. While the job of getting the car dialed in has come with its fair share of difficulties, Tony and the team have shown incredible progress throughout the year and appear to have the car set to take on next season.