Racking Up Wins with Scion Racing
BY Scion CM
Scion Racing has been keeping their sights set high this year. Teams across various racing platforms have been setting records and taking home podium finishes!
In Formula Drift, the three Scion Racing teams have been starting the season off right. Round 1: Streets of Long Beach saw Ken Gushi and the GReddy FR-S debut with a Top 8 finish. (Check out Driven to Drift posted in the forums for video coverage of that race.) More recently, Fredric Aasbo and his Team Need for Speed tC ranked 2nd place in Round 2: Road Atlanta. Aasbo now has 3rd place points standing overall in the series.
On to road racing and Global Time Attack. Taking place in Atlanta the same time as Formula:D, Chris Rado sets a new FWD track record in his F'Wing tC of 1:25.555 – that's lots of speed for a 2.54 mile road course with 12 turns! Chris and his team at DESCENDANT Racing bounced back quickly from their previous run at Buttonwillow Raceway where a rod went through the engine block and caused a fire to erupt.
Then in Rally Racing, the Sparco Rally xD raced at Oregon Trail Rally earlier this month. Driver Andrew Comri-Picard helped the team achieve a 2nd place finish for his class at the. This makes the third race in the Rally America series this year and the Rally xD team currently stands 1st place overall in their class.
All three racing series will be having their next race on June 1st and 2nd:
Formula Drift – Round 3: Palm Beach International Raceway
Global Time Attack – Palm Beach International Raceway
Rally America – Susquehannock Trail Rally: Wellsboro, PA
On an International note, the FR-S is taking wins in road racing. The famous endurance race, 24 Hours Nürburgring, had two first place FR-S finishes (Scion FR-S is known as Toyota GT86 in other parts of the world). Gazoo Racing's GT86 from Japan got first place in the SP3 class, finishing 129 laps and gaining 92 places from its starting place. Toyota Swiss Racing's GT86 placed first in the V3 class, finishing 119 laps and gaining 64 places from its starting place. For more coverage, visit Toyota Europe's blog post on it.
Picture Courtesy of Toyota Europe