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Ken Gushi’s Scion FR-S for 2014 Formula Drift Season

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Ken Gushi’s new Scion Racing FR-S looks pretty awesome for the 2014 Formula Drift season. This is the same grey car that debuted at SEMA but now has a “race” wrap ready to take on Formula Drift. Ken shows off his wide body kit and maintains his big partnerships with Greddy and Hankook for 2014. See more of his car and the whole Scion Racing team in the gallery below.

Check out the Gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=381

Fredric Aasbo Shows Off His Rocket Bunny Scion tC


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Fredric Aasbo is showing off the first ever Rocket Bunny Scion tC he is set to bring into Formula Drift for the 2014 season. Fredric has a big presence with Hankook Tire this season and carries many of the same partners from last season. His engine package is still a four cylinder Borgwarner turbo setup. Check out more of his build and Ken Gushi’s FR-S in the gallery below! Photo Credit: Scion Racing

 

Check out A Complete Scion Test Day Gallery:
http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=381

Fredric Aasbo Will Have Rocket Bunny Scion tC

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SciontCFredric Aasbo has shown off a render/mock up of a Scion tC with a Rocket Bunny kit. Fredric remains in his Scion tC for the 2014 drifting seasons. Judging by the photo posted by Papadakis Racing  shows the car will be getting a flat black base wrap as seen above. Scion has a test day coming up later this week at Irwindale Speedway so we should see some final images of the build then.

Formula Drift Paddock Lost A Great One This Weekend – Chris Harrington

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While only about 50 drivers remain in the spotlight on any given weekend you will find hundreds of regulars behind the scenes making the event work and function. Chris Harrington passed away today who was a photographer and part of the Scion family for as long as I can remember.

I didn’t have quite as personal of a relationship with Chris as many others on the grid but we both shared a love for Formula 1 and he was quite a trackside cook. I even was lucky enough to meet his daughter Bianca when she came to the track who he managed to reunite with via social media. Chris was quite young and its a shame to know he wont’ be on site with everyone at Streets of Long Beach. Here is what some others had to say:

Photo Source: Larry Chen

Vision Performance Scion FR-S Shows Big Angle

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A follower on Twitter (@michaeldrisk412) pointed out to us the big angle that Ron Ewerth has put into his Scion FR-S as well after we published the Kyle Mohan image. The 2JZ powered Scion looks like it is also coming together for the 2014 season. After Michael Essa won a championship with a WiseFab kit in 2013 it seems more and more drivers want to put a focus on big angle. We even have an upcoming interview with Odi Bakchis where we dive into the dark arts of drift suspension.

Wrecked Magazine Issue 30 is Out [READ THIS]

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Issue 30 of Wrecked Magazine is now available on the virtual newsstand! We updated our software finally so you can view this issue on iPad, iPhone, or any Android or other mobile device. The complete issue functions now in HTML5! We have five awesome features and a new project car to kick off our 30th issue! We also kicked off the new software with a new feature focused format.

The build features inside this magazine are a 2JZ powered R34 Nissan Sklyine from D1NZ, C’s Garage Silvia from D1NZ, Enjuku Racing’s LS1 swapped Hyundai Genesis, a 2JZ powered 1994 Mazda RX-7, and to finish it all up Patrick Mordaunt’s Lexus SC430 from Formula Drift. We even introduce a new project car with R/T Tuning.

 

Read Issue 30 of Wrecked Magazine: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/issues/Issue30/html5/index.html?page=1#

WiseFab in Development of Scion FR-S/Toyota 86 Kit

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The guys at WiseFab previewed these front and rear knuckles that are currently in development for the Scion FR-S / Toyota GT86. These full aluminum and light knuckles will be ready for Formula Drift Long Beach and street legal. WiseFab tells us that Ryan Tuerck will be running these in his Retaks/Maxxis Tire Scion.  It also seems Fredric Aasbo will be doing some product development testing with what we assume is one of his overseas Toyota 86 builds.

Ron Ewerth’s 2014 Formula Drift Build Thread – Scion FR-S with 2JZ

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Ron Ewerth from the SWD Pro Am series is building a brand new Scion FR-S with a LS9 engine. His build thread on FT-86 is quite detailed and nice on how the Formula Drift rookie’s car build is coming along. It looks like him and Jeff Wolfson will have similar builds as 2014 rookies (Ron isn’t a rookie from running 7 events in 2009. I only looked at his 2010 season where he ran 3 events which would allow him to still be one, sorry for the mix up) . Who will perform better is the final questions?

 

Follow the Build: http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1412693

Tony Angelo Turns His Car Over to Jalopnik Journalist at Englishtown

Tony Angelo handed the keys of his 700+ whp Scion FR-S to  Raphael Orlove of Jalopnik fame to try and drift his Scion at Englishtown. What was reenforced in this story is that drifters shouldn’t let auto journalists try and drift their competition Formula D cars. Raphael did write an interesting piece on the high horsepower of the Formula Drift cars which is growing year to year from an outsiders perspective. He really puts a focus on how the series has secretly come to build the highest horsepower road cars in the world.

 

Read More: http://jalopnik.com/how-formula-drift-secretly-built-the-worlds-most-power-1488503790

Tony Angelo Cracks 700whp in his Scion FR-S

Tony Angelo showed off his Scion FR-S engine bay which is now making 705whp thanks to a Garrett Turbo GTX 3576. Tony is keeping the 4 cylinder for 2014 Formula Drift and we are told going to upgrade shortly to a Garrett GTX 3582 for more possible power. The car is right at 2,700 lbs. with Tony sitting in the car.

 

 

*UPDATE at 8:45pm -
Tony actually sent us his dyno graph of his 704.1 whp from R/T Tuning. After texting with Tony for a bit he mentioned his goal with the new turbo is going to be around 775-800whp.