2015 Formula Drift: “Year of the Scion”

By: Josh Chow (Drive Marketing)

Since the launch of Scion in Canada in 2011, OpenRoad Scion has been bringing you the latest news from Formula Drift & the Scion Racing team featuring both the Scion FR-S & tC and 2015 we got another first hand experience. In August, our team had the chance to get up close & personal with the Scion Racing team on the track in Seattle, WA which featured Fredric Aasbo & Ken Gushi which if you have been following the series, are two of the most popular drivers of the decade.

With both drivers having amazing performances throughout the season at different stages of the competition, it has almost been a back and forth battle between the two Scion driver’s who are great friends & teammates off the track. With Gushi placing on the podium in rounds 2,3, & 6 and Aasbo placing 1st in rounds 1,4, & 5 – It places the duo in first & second place in overall standing.

This year has been the best year for Ken Gushi in several years and he is looking stronger every round with great consistency in every battle he has faced thus far. As a crowd favourite for many years, he does not disappoint in entertaining the crowd with many of his runs as what the judges call “near perfect”. Also known as “The Gush”, he’s also been seen up in Vancouver, BC, drifting in commercials for OpenRoad Auto Group. He currently sits at 348 points in 2nd overall standings Fredric Aasbo is no stranger to the top of the podium and championship runs. Currently sitting first place in overall standings, he is in a great position with his Rockstar Energy Scion tC. The former Rookie of the Year currently sits at 428 points and also boasts a win at Formula Drift Canada: Montreal (World Series). With the win on the east coast, he is set up to win the World Championships and is in a strong lead for the regular Formula Drift Season.

With both Scion Racing Drivers leading the pack, its safe to say, it’s “The Year of the Scion” as Ken Gushi would say.

See the latest video feature of Ken Gushi at Formula Drift Seattle as he goes through his 2015 Formula Drift Journey:

Formula Drift 2015: “Rise of the Gush” – Ken Gushi

Formula Drift 2015: “Rise of the Gush” with GReddy Racing | Scion Racing’s Ken Gushi.See the mini documentary of Ken’s journey to his 2015 success.Great work from our own: Takuya TK Akiyama

Posted by Drive Marketing Group on Thursday, August 13, 2015

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