Date: August 17th, 2014
Event: 2014 SCCA Regional at the El Toro MCAS RD 9
Location: Irvine, California
In the super hot summer this past weekend, team FR Sport landed yet another STX win and a solid performance by all of their drivers. Steve O’Blenes, Mike Yanase, and Catherine Tran were in action tearing up the tarmac at the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station once again.
Steve O’Blenes again won the first place trophy for himself and team FR Sport this past weekend. Going into the Nebraska Nationals, he is the man to watch as he continues to pile on first place finish after first place finish
[youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIQJ4VfDhpw&list=UUKQYgJvCeNnB39z_cpYpw8g[/youtube]
In the video above you can check out his fastest run at the Sunday event at the El Toro course. Steve also ending up coming 3rd in the PAX satndings, which means out of all the cars there he was the 3rd fastest overall.
Mike Yanase, another pilot of the FR Sport Subaru BRZ, finished not too far back in the standings, ending up in the 3rd place spot for the highly competitive STX class.
[youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zU1NSBVMWAE&list=UUKQYgJvCeNnB39z_cpYpw8g[/youtube]
Here is his fastest run while piloting the OS Giken equipped FR Sport Subaru BRZ.
Rounding out the group of FR Sport drivers is Catherine Tran, whom placed a solid time among a group of extremely fierce STX drivers.
[youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUDKmY8L9jQ&list=UUKQYgJvCeNnB39z_cpYpw8g[/youtube]
Here is the video of her fastest time. Cat will also be participating in the Lincon Nebraska Nationals in the coming weeks!
For transparency purposes, the FR Sport team always shares their vehicle settings as they feel the class only gets more competitive and fun when people have access to each others stats and settings. Below are just some of the specs that the FR Sport BRZ took to the tarmac this previous Sunday. A new addition to the stats is the suspension settings info-graphic below.
The following tables below also demonstrate all the key performance suspension parts used on the vehicle during the weekend’s competition and can be purchased from FR Sport directly. Click on the image of the part in order to be directed to the FR Sport website for more product details. Some recent key parts integrated to the car during this event are the ultra JDM Tommy Kaira exhaust and the fresh-out-the-oven Tomei Expreme EL header and over pipe. The dyno below shows how much gains have been garnered by the parts in the tables that follows as well.
View Full Gallery