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2013 Formula Drift with Otto Graven Update- Scion FRS and 1000hp+

Just before Irwindale we made a 2013 Otto Graven returning post and quickly since then details about his program and links to his new team Facebook page have been sent to us through our contact form. The program from Otto Graven involves a Scion FRS and a partnership at some level with World Racing (Chris Rado) for 2013. The World Racing team is taking the knowledge they have of making big power with Toyota engines and plugging that into a Tundra 6.2L that has been rumored to be running wel over 1,000hp. The horsepower wars seem to be officially here thanks to our weight/tire rulebook in place. What does everyone think of this upcoming build?

 

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Pat Cyr gets his stock FR-S sideways [VIDEO]

The more people talk about how similar the Scion FR-S is to the AE86, the more we start to actually believe the hype. Pat Cyr is one of the lone AE86 competition drivers in Canada, and has started to take a liking to the FR-S. We’ve heard he may be building the car for competition next season, but we’ll have to wait and see if that’s true. Until then, we’ll just watch him drift it in stock form.

View the video here: http://vimeo.com/49094342

Ron Carter Scion in Texas Builds Scion FR-S for some Drifting Fun [SNAPSHOTS]

The dealership out in Alvin, Texas (just south of Houston, Texas) is building a Scion FR-S for drifting and maybe some snooze attack. The black FR-S already is stripped with a red roll cage and race seat. This is some pretty aggressive and fun marketing from the local dealership in Texas and we wonder if other dealerships will follow suit with the program? If Scion NA could encourage more dealers to take these steps it could really give a great push to the Scion Racing brand overall. They plan to run at the local Fabricated Motorsports events which run local grassroots drift weekends in Texas.

Scion Racing takes us behind the scenes at Wall NJ


Scion Racing is on their fourth season as a manufacturer in drifting, and is supporting the largest roster to date. With Tony Angelo in the tC1, Freddy Aasbo in the tC2, and Ken Gushi in the FR-S, there’s a bit of an internal rivalry among all three teams. Angelo was the highest qualified Scion driver in Palm Beach, but is sitting lowest in the points standings right now. Watch the Scion Racing team as they battle through another tough round in New Jersey.

7 Years of Seattle [RETROSPECTIVE]

Back in 2006, we ventured up to Seattle filming the Slide America DVD and witnessed one of the most dramatic crashes in Formula D to date when Seigo Yamamoto and Yokinobu Okubo collided mid-bank. Since then, Formula D has returned to Seattle 5 more times, and each year, we’ve learned to expect the unexpected. Seattle is one track that has had some of the most diverse podiums. We decided to look back at the last 6 years that Seattle has taken place as we prepared for our seventh trip to the track this weekend.

2006 Podium:
1st – Yokinobu Okubo – Signal Auto Nissan Skyline
2nd – Seigo Yamamoto – Falken Tire Toyota Chaser
3rd – Rhys Millen – Red Bull Pontiac GTO

2007 Podium:
1st – Dai Yoshihara – Rockstar Energy Nissan S15
2nd – Vaughn Gittin Jr – Falken Tire Ford Mustang
3rd – Kenji Yamanaka – JIC Magic Nissan S15

2008 Podium:
1st – Rhys Millen – Red Bull Pontiac Solstice
2nd – Sam Hubinette – Mopar Dodge Viper
3rd – Robbie Nishida – Hankook Tire Nissan 350Z

2009 Podium:
1st – Chris Forsberg – NOS Energy Drink Nissan 350Z
2nd – Eric O’Sullivan – Rockstar Hankook Tire Subaru STI
3rd – Tyler McQuarrie – Falken Tire Nissan 350Z

2010 Podium:
1st – Tanner Foust – Rockstar Energy Scion tC
2nd – Ryan Tuerck – Mobil 1 Gardella Racing Pontiac Solstice
3rd – Darren McNamara – Falken Tire Saturn Sky

2011 Podium:
1st – Dai Yoshihara – Discount Tire Falken S13
2nd – Chris Forsberg – NOS Energy Drink Nissan 370Z
3rd – Freddy Aasbo – Need for Speed Scion tC

Who is your pick for the 2012 podium?

2012 Drift Mania Round 2 at Autodrome St-Eustache [RESULTS]

Drift Mania Round 2 is in the books after a weekend at Autodrome St-Eustache which saw Pat Cyr take a huge win in his AE86. Pat is in the process of building a Scion FR-S for the series which is set to debut in 2013. Jeremy Glover is our man on the scene and will have some photos for us soon. Here is how the podium finished up:

1. Pat Cyr
2. Marc Landreville
3. Mike Pollard

Fredric Aasbo’s Toyota 86 with a 2JZ Inside [SNAPSHOT]

On his Facebook Fan Page this morning they posted up the 2JZ engine mocked inside the Toyota 86 (our Scion FR-S in America) which was announced will be debuted at Gatebil. The widebody Toyota 86 will have a Rocket Bunny kit and we published renders of it earlier in the “Toyota 86 Coming to Gatebil with 2JZ” post which you can revisit. The swap doesn’t look that tricky fitment wise so hopefully someone like Tech 2 Motorsports can come out with a 2JZ swap kit for this Toyota 86 just like the kits they have for cars like the Mazda Rx-7 right now. How do you think Fredric Aasbo will fair in this car AND could it possibly be a sneak peak of a new Formula Drift USA build or could they be planning to ship this thing over to America one day. So many questions but Gatebil is coming up so we cannot wait to see this 2JZ Toyota 86 in action.

The M7 Drift Team went to Singapore for Drifting Fun and Super GT Racing

The M7  team consisting of (left to right) Daijiro Yoshihara, Max Orido, Tengku Djan, and Odi Bakchis have been at the Sepang Formula 1 circuit doing promotions for the Super GT race and the new product from M7 called Drive Energy Drink.

Odi Bakchis even put together a blog post about some of his fun at Sepang Circuit with the guys from M7. It looks like he had a great time in Malaysia. The M7 tuning house is already working on a complete package Scion FR-S for people who have picked one up already.

Source: http://bakchis.wordpress.com/2012/06/10/maylasia-june-2012/

Pat Cyr Takes Home a Scion FR-S for Drift Mania 2013

Canadian driver Pat Cyr has announced he is putting a new Scion FR-S together and testing it this season and it will be ready for the 2013 Drift Mania championship. Big news this week in the Toyota 86 / Scion FR-S world as this car is pouring into the drift scene on a huge international level. Pat Cyr has participated in Formula Drift, XDC, and at home in Canada with the Drift Mania series that is about to kick off the 2012 season. We will keep an eye on this build as it progresses forward this season.

Fredric Aasbo Announces a 2JZ Powered Toyota 86 for Gatebil in July

Through Speedhunters Facebook tonight Fredric Aasbo has announced that he will be building a 2JZ powered Toyota 86 (Scion FR-S in America) for the big European event Gatebil this coming summer. The car will have great partners such as KW Suspension and ACT Clutch and according to FB a Rocket Bunny kit. Hopefully this car can make its way back to America and be his competition car in Formula Drift. One can at least hope, right? What do you think of this new build?

 

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