Drivers Fredric Aasbo and Ken Gushi to Face Off for Championship on Oct. 10
TORRANCE, Calif. (Oct. 7, 2015) – Scion Racing has its eye on the prize. Heading into the 2015
U.S. Formula DRIFT Pro Championship, Rockstar Energy Hankook Tire Scion tC driver Fredric Aasbo leads all competition in first place, while GReddy Performance Scion FR-S driver Ken Gushi follows in second. With a substantial points lead, Scion Racing has already captured its second straight Manufacturer’s Cup.
The Formula DRIFT season finale, Final Fight, takes place Oct. 9 – 10 at Irwindale Speedway in
With a runner-up finish in the 2014 Formula Drift season, Aasbo hopes to achieve his 10-year
dream of clinching the driver’s championship.
“We feel great heading into the finals and are hungry to close out the season on top,” said
Aasbo. “Making adjustments to the tC after last season has paid off for us, and I’m excited to get
out there and battle for the title.”
Gushi moved from Fourth to Second in the Formula DRIFT Championship points standings after
a strong runner-up showing at Formula Drift Texas in August.
“The momentum is definitely on our side,” said Gushi. “All season the FR-S has performed at
optimal levels, and I’m hoping Fredric and I will be standing next to one another on the podium at
Outside of the drifting action, fans are welcome to stop by the Scion Racing space to check out
the 2015 Scion xB 686 Parklan Edition along with an array of modified vehicles. In addition to the
vehicle displays, fans will be treated to a number of giveaways from Scion Racing throughout Final Fight.
“Fredric and Ken have provided Scion Racing, Papadakis Racing and GReddy Racing with one
of the most exciting seasons of Formula D,” said Landy Joe, Scion auto shows and special events manager. “While Irwindale will be an all-out battle for the driver’s championship, we’re proud that Scion Racing has come out on top for the Manufacturer’s Cup.”
Drifting is a high-skill, high-powered motorsport with an emphasis on car control skill. Drivers
compete in knockout heats on a closed course, sliding sideways in trials judged on speed and style. With origins in Japan, it is one of the fastest growing forms of motorsport in the world.
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Scion continues to be the test laboratory division for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. From
its start in 2003, Scion’s goal was to offer products and processes that stand apart from the crowd.
Scion offers distinctive vehicles that reflect owners’ passions with a model line-up that includes the
all-new iM five-door hatchback, the all-new iA sports sedan, the iconic xB urban utility vehicle, the
tC sports coupe, and the FR-S rear-wheel drive sports car. Scion also appeals to a youthful
audience by offering a simple, no-haggle buying experience and by engaging with potential
customers in meaningful and creative ways. For more information, visit www.scion.com.
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