Date: August 30th – 31st, 2014
Event: The 2014 SCCA PRO SOLO National Finale
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
A couple of weeks ago team FR Sport left beautiful Southern California to embark on a 26 hour drive in order to attend the finale of the 2014 PRO SOLO National Competitions. To say that the team had worked hard to get into trophy contention at this event would be considered a severe understatement after all the hard work and extra hours the team has put working on the program. Arriving late Thursday night, the team prepped and competed on both Saturday and Sunday, finishing the event with favorable results. Below is a condensed summary of all the sponsored driver outcomes and vehicle information as well, concerning or relating to the event.
Steve O’Blenes, FR Sport’s Highest ranking drivers, ended up winning the STX Class with the FR Sport BRZ and also ended up 2nd in the overall season standings which in itself is a great accomplishment. A Mini Cooper and a very equally matched Scion FR-S were consistently keeping the BRZ at bay and it wasn’t until the early Sunday runs that Steve was able to put down strong numbers and keep the two cars in the 2nd and 3rd place spots. The owner of the Mini Cooper, who had been winning all over the east coast, actually ended up winning first place overall but landed 3rd in the standings at this best-of-the-best battle.
Catherine Tran also put up a great fight at the finale ending up in 4th place among the tough STX L3 class. This is an all ladies class which happened to have the same tough Scion FR-S that was competing against Steve in the STX class which is the all male alternative class. Cat was strongly defending the solid time she put up on Saturday but was not able to fend off the super competitive times being set on Sunday. Ultimately she ended up in the 4th place spot which was enough to garner her a trophy in the all ladies class.
Mike Yanase rounded out the participating drivers for the FR Sport team at this Pro Solo finale and managed to edge out a 6th place STX Trophy as well. The competition was extremely tough in this class and even scoring this spot was truly an accomplishment.
Below are just some of the specs that the FR Sport BRZ took to the tarmac during the showing at Lincoln, Nebraska. Because of the odd lines found on the ground at the Lincoln Air Park’s surface the team struggled a bit with finding a proper set up, but in the end found a solid setting that enabled the team to stay competitive during the event. Below are just some of the settings used by the team during the finale of the 2014 SCCA PRO SOLO competition.
The following tables below also demonstrate all the key performance suspension parts used on the vehicle during the event and can be sourced 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 and information.
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