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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?

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?

 

Source: http://www.facebook.com/Speedhunters

Irwindale Speedway Drag Strip Back Open this Thursday – More Business as Usual

According to various reports the Irwindale Speedway drag strip is reopening this Thursday April 26th proving once again that Irwindale Speedway is back on track to being business as usual. About once a week we get asked if the Round 7 at Irwindale Speedway will still be happening and the answer is quickly yes. Scion recently used the track before FD Long Beach for a test day and now drag racing is back in weekly action. Here is a message from the Dragzine article, “We want everyone to know how much Jim Mnoian and Jay Garrett, the owners of the Irwindale property have been very involved with the process of getting the drag strip back on line. These two gentleman are both team players and understand what the drag strip means to the community,” said Cohan.

Source: http://www.dragzine.com/news/irwindale-drag-strip-given-the-green-light-will-re-open-april-26th/

 

Max Orido Takes on D1GP with his V8 powered Toyota 86 [VIDEO]

Here is a video of Max Orido making some passes in his Toyota 86 (Scion FR-S) during practice at the D1 Grand Prix event. His V8 engine swap marks the first V8 swapped Toyota 86 found on the market today. Check below at some photographs of the car in the pits and his Lexus V8 engine sitting inside the engine bay.

Max is running the new M7 drink as his door sponsor known as Drive. The guys at M7 are now a partner of Wrecked Magazine for 2012 and also have moved stateside with a driver sponsorship of Odi Bakchis in his S14. Here is a look at the back of Max Orido’s Toyota 86 from the rear with a huge wing and open trunk. Closing out the post highlighting his Toyota 86 first look is a snapshot of the car drifting on the D1 Odaiba course before qualifying took place at the 2012 D1GP Round 1 event.