2014 Formula Drift – Ken Gushi’s 10 Series Scion FR-S

Scion Racing released some images of the new Scion FR-S for Ken Gushi in 2014. The FR-S features the Series 10 illuminated badges and a new Rocket Bunny v2 kit. The 2JZ is riddled with Greddy powered goodies and a clean/simple looking interior. The car is set to debut in the Scion booth at the SEMA show next week. What do you think of his new car? Will the switch to a 2JZ engine platform help Ken be competitive in 2013?

Tony Angelo Replica Scion tC Available in Texas [FOR SALE]

Someone built a tribute/replica Scion tC in Texas based on Tony Angelo’s Scion tC. The car only has 84,000 miles on the clock, is a salvage title, and is for $6,500 OBO. Folow the link below for more details on this smoking deal.


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Gorgeous World Racing Formula Drift Prepped Scion FR-S [FOR SALE]



One of the best opportunities to own a turn key Formula Drift car has arrived this afternoon from Torrance, California.  This Scion FR-S built by World Racing has been followed by Wrecked Magazine and was slated with a 2013 Formula Drift debut but due to the customer being unable to finish the project the guys at World Racing are looking to liquidate it for pennies on the dollar! The car is being sold as a rolling chassis and drivetrain/suspension is complete. Engine plate, bell housing, and adapter plate are all designed to mate the Quaife QBE69G 6-speed sequential transmission to a Toyota Tundra 3UR-F3 V8 which can be purchased separately. World Racing is offering the car without the engine as it is most likely not the “go-to package” some are looking at in a Formula Drift build. There is a body kit available for this car that has been mounted but for visual stimulation we decided not to include it in the shots and showcase the chassis. Included are three spare body kits that are all unpainted and a slew of OEM parts. The price would be discussed in person with serious potential clients only!



Here are the STATS of this Formula Drift legal/ready Scion FR-S:
Acid Dipped and seam welded chassis by WORLD Racing.
Every single hole on the body has been filled for strength and appearance.
100% powder-coated body, chassis and rollcage
Custom rear sub-frame mated with Winters rear end (FD legal)
Custom tin-work
Air-Jacks with plumbing and nitrogen wand

Custom carbon fiber hood and rear deck lid.
Lexan MR10 windows with NACA ducts
NACA ducting in roof for driver cooling and ventilation

Winters “Quick-Change” 10″ rear end 4:12 ring/pinion – ask for ratios
Quaife QBE69G (6-speed sequential) gearbox
Ray Bates 300m (“OEM” FRS spline) axle stubs for 930 CV’s
Mark Williams Axles
“No-Lift” shift cut mechanism from Angerole

OMP Eco Life – Fire Suppression system
Recaro Profi SPG Racing seats x2
Crow Enterprizes 5 point harness’

12 Gallon ATL Fuel Cell
Misc. A/N lines and fittings from Earls have been plumbed for the tank

Rear-Mount Mishimoto Custom dual-pass Radiator
Earls hoses, fittings and plumbing are completed

KW Suspension Competition 3-way adjustable coil over
Solid Toyota MR-2 power steering pump has been fitted to work with this steering rack.
Right hand drive conversion w/ Nissan 240 steering rack fitted for MR2 pump
Toyota MR-2 power steering pump (p/n 1960-17017)
Vorshlag GD High Caster aluminum front caster plates (60mm)
Cortex Competition lower arms (front)
Cortex Toe Link Assembly (pair)
Cortex Bump Steer Kit
KW Suspension Competition 3-way adjustable coil over
Cusco rear pillowball lateral link

Dry Sump Tank (3Gal) Mounted
Dry Sump Pulley (for use with ATI damper)
Dry Sump hoses, fittings and plumbing are completed.

Wilwood Rotors, Hats, Calipers and pads… (custom)
Tilton Pedal assembly w/ reservoir
Tilton proportioning valve
ASD Hydraulic E-Brake (Pull-Up style)

Motegi Racing Traklite 1.0 (Drift)
17×8 Front
18×10 Rear
(Also includes 1 spare set of 4 wheels)

Falken Azenis RT615R – 255/40R17
Falken Azenis RT615R – 295/40R18

Ryan Tuerck Recap of Formula Drift Round 5 in Seattle [VIDEO]

Year Productions puts together another event recap for Maxxis Tire showing Ryan Tuerck’s long Evergreen Speedway weekend. A crash in his first qualifying run resulted in a scramble for repairs and a second qualifying run just putting him in the show at the cost of his qualifying points. What looked like a potential tragic weekend got turned around pretty quickly with a decent finish under his belt on Saturday for the main event.

Tuerck’d – Live Free or Die with Michael Essa and Matt Powers [VIDEO]

While we don’t think the tourism board of New Hampshire will be promoting this video it shows off the wild time you can have in the northern state of New Hampshire. With Michael Essa and Matt Powers following along they go explore the great outdoors and then hit the NASCAR track New Hampshire Motor Speedway for some good times at the top of 4th gear drifting around the roads of the course. You can even see a cameo from the Takata Harness Scion FR-S as a camera car in the video.

Ryan Tuerck Coverts to E85 Gasoline

Ryan Tuerck with the help of his tuning house Portland Speed Industries are taking the 2JZ powered Scion FR-S and converting it to a E85 race gas blend to finish off the 2013 drifting season. Not many drivers are running alternative fuels yet in Formula Drift but this might be the start of a new movement with no fuel regulations listed in the technical or sporting rulebook.

2013 Drift Mania Round 4 at Victoriaville [GALLERY]

Drift Mania Round 4 at Victoriaville brings out some of the closest tandem battles in the DMCC circuit. Pat Cyr continued the development on his Scion FR-S while Maxim Lemoine still performing well in his Chevrolet S10. Enjoy all our images from this past weekend of Drift Mania by following the link below.


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Tony Angelo Points to Battle Versus Odi Bakchis As A Bad Judging Call

The former judge now returned drifter Tony Angelo isn’t very pleased about how the judges called his battle versus Odi Bakchis in the Top 32 of Formula Drift at Evergreen Speedway over the weekend. Tony has taken to social media with these two images posted above showing that the “correct line” would be considered the wall per the guidelines set in play for the weekend. As you can see in the second frame Tony maintained that line on the wall and Odi went super shallow putting his trunk past Tony Angelo’s Scion. What do you think of the call?

Pikes Peak Guide to Spotting the Drifters

While the automotive world has descended on Colorado Springs, Colorado this weekend we are trying to not pass out back home at the office from this insane heat wave consuming California. Pikes Peak this year has quite the thumbprint of drifting DNA all around the mountain this weekend. While we aren’t attending we figured we could make a quick guide to spot everyone in the drift world flying up the mountain.

1. Rhys Millen – Insane Tube Chassis Hyundai
Here is Rhys Millen trying once again to set the fastest record up the hill. This car looks crazier than ever and he is running in the unlimited class to set an all time record to the top.

2. Paul Dallenbach – RMR Hyundai Genesis Coupe
While Paul is not a Formula Drift driver he is piloting the old Formula Drift chassis of Rhys Millen’s up to the summit of Pikes Peak tomorrow which has now been modified for some climb attack. A quick Google search will show you Paul is mostly famous for that insane start line crash into the trees at Pikes Peak more than anything else we could note. According to his website he was a stunt driver in Fast and the Furious 4 along with over 250 car commercials. He held the hill climb record in 1993 and is a six time winner of the mountain.

3. Ken Gushi – 14k Lexus CCS-R
Ken Gushi is piloting this Lexus ISF-CCSR up the mountain tomorrow. Lexus added 14,000 names of fans to the car in a special promotion to help Ken get up the hill. Ken unveiled this car last year and we did a mini feature on the Lexus CCS-R here on the blog.

4. Toshiki Yoshioka – Formula Drift Subaru BRZ
A tough Formula Drift season so far for Yoshioka who is privateering a program with a nice new Subaru BRZ. With the help of Tomei and some other sponsors he is running a Formula Drift / Pikes Peak program for 2013 with a very small crew.

5. Rod Millen – Electric Toyota
Rod Millen is taking to an electric race Toyota to run the mountain this weekend. His 1994 record stood for sometime as the record of fastest up the hill. Rod also holds the oldest Formula Drift driver to enter an event well into his late 50’s campaigning a Mazda Rx-8 (which was sold to Tony Angelo after his retirement).

6. Andrew Comrie-Picard – Scion Racing Scion XA
ACP didn’t have the best performance in Formula Drift history with his Dodge Viper. The 2010 season wasn’t super kind to him where he only managed to rack up 24.25 points across the whole year. ACP moved on to Rally America with this Scion Racing XA above and is now competing at Pikes Peak.

7. James Robinson – HDP Acura NSX
James Robinson competed for a while in drifting with a HDP Honda Element that was just awesome to watch drift around. The car was mostly seen in the NOPI Drift series and was colored bright orange. Now he is taking this Acura NSX with the help of Honda Performance Development.

2013 Formula Drift Round 4 – New Jersey – Manufacturers Championship [STANDINGS]

When Daigo Saito and Vaughn Gittin Jr paired up in the top 16 of Wall NJ, the matchup had huge implications not just for the FD Championship but also for the OEM Manufacturers championship. Saito earned the victory in NJ, but also earned valuable points towards the OEM Championship, catapulting Lexus into a tie with Ford for first place. All other manufacturers stayed the course in the rankings, with the lone exception of Dodge jumping over Subaru and Hyundai behind Dean Kearney’s Viper.

Here’s the current standings after 4 rounds:

1. (tie) Ford – 582.5 points
1. (tie) Lexus – 582.5 points
3. Nissan – 524.5 points
4. Scion – 502.5 points
5. BMW – 482.5 points
6. Chevy – 318 points
7. Toyota – 177.25 points
8. Mazda – 160.5 points
9. Dodge – 49.25 points
10. Subaru – 49 points
11. Hyundai – 24.25 points