Tony Angelo Adds Nitrous and R/T Tuning to his 2013 Season

The guys at R/T Tuning shot out a release about their partnership with Tony Angelo for the new Formula Drift season. Tony’s FRS will be powered by a turbocharged 2AZ-FE engine with nitrous to be competitive in the new season. The guys over at R/T Tuning will be offering Tony Angelo vehicle setup, tuning, and track support for the new year. How do you think Tony will do with this setup in 2013?



Ryan Tuerck’s 2013 Scion FR-S Render Came to Us via FedEx this AM [SPYSHOTS]

A kind an anonymous east coast Wrecked spy sent us this FedEx package with this render of Ryan Tuerck and his 2013 Scion FR-S render and program. The program continues to be on Maxxis Tires and Retaks backpacks running as a title sponsor. Enjuku Racing has stepped up in support of the car along with Garrett Turbo, ACT Clutch, and KW Suspension. Our rumormill post about Ryan Tuerck in 2013 was a little off as we guessed he would be powering the FRS with a Chevrolet LS engine. Instead they are building a 2JZ-GTE engine that will be making over 700whp we have heard from some others. What do you think about the revamped program for Ryan Tuerck in 2013?!

The 1,000hp Scion FRS driven by Otto Graven – 2013 Formula Drift [BUILD THREAD]

The Otto Graven build thread has come to life over at tracking his wild 1,000hp build as received some updates. They even have a sneak preview of the insane widebody going on this car. They have some products being sourced for the build listed at the top of the thread and a look at some of the crazy stuff on the car such as the dry sump system.


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Pat Cyr’s 2013 Drift Mania Scion FRS in Green [PREVIEW]


The team over at Scion Canada in collaboration with Cyrious Productions unveiled Pat Cyr’s 2013 Scion FRS that will be taking on Drift Mania in 2013. This green/black combination with banana fenders and white wheels will be ready to hit the DMCC circuit. We think Pat Cyr is going to take a run at the 2013 championship. We cannot wait to see this widebody in action as the Scion FRS takes over the drift world in 2013.

2012 Streetwise Drift End of Year Bash [GALLERY]

Putting an end to 2012 couldn’t have been more entertaining. Streetwise Drift, based out of Charlotte, NC ended this year strong. The End of Year Bash at Metrolina Expo in Charlotte, NC was an event for all types of car enthusiasts to get out and have some fun. Ride alongs, covered car corral, and local vendors were just a few of the things this event offered.

Most drivers used this day for seat time, and they got lots of it. Cars were making runs all day with no breaks in between, one after another. There were no competitions, prizes, or anything of that matter, but there it was sure a lot of fun. This event marked the end of Streetwise Drift’s 4th year in operation, growing more and more over the past years. Congratulations Streetwise Drift!

-Words/Photos: Will Page

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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.

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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?