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FR Shootout Driver Profiles

Meet the 15 tuners that threw it down at our annual RWD competition

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FR Shootout Details:

  • Took place at Willow Springs Raceway (Street Circuit) in California
  • separate classes Forced Induction and Naturally Aspirated
  • 2011 Formula D champion Daijiro Yoshihara drives the Sportcar Motion S2000

1990 Nissan 240SX

Name: Will Wattanawongkiri

Class: Forced Induction

At first place overall we have Will's 1990 Nissan 240SX and his best lap was a 1:23:592. His SR20DE motor gets most of its power from a S15 Silvia turbo. It's making a healthy 319 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque. You would never believe it, but Will and his team blew their motor at a weekend track event. That didn't stop them from taking home the gold. This was the very same car that Will learned how to drift in back in the day, but over the years it turned from a canyon carver to a track monster.

2000 Honda S2000

Name: Craig Stanton

Class: Forced Induction

Next up is the Church Automotive Testing/DG Spec Honda S2000. There's not much too say about this AP1 other than it's a complete beast. The supercharged Honda was pumping out 490hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. On top of racing at the track, owner Shawn Church has taken it to top speed runs, drag racing and autocross. Behind the wheel was the 2005 Rolex Series GT Champion, Craig Stanton, who nailed a 1:24:040 around the Streets of Willow Springs.

2005 Honda S2000

Driver: Jeff Ringer

Class: Forced Induction

Sportcar Motion showed up guns blazing with its AP2 powered by a Science of Speed supercharger. Hired driver Jeff Ringer was able to get third place overall this year. He laid down a 1:24:288 on his best lap. Sportcar Motion plans on swapping the 330hp and 250lb-ft torque F22 engine for a K24.

2013 Scion FR-S

Driver: Jeff Westphal

Class: Forced Induction

Bringing out one of the most exciting chassis in the industry right now was Innovate Motorsports, who equipped their FR-S with the company's Twin Screw Intercooled Supercharger. While it may look like a dedicated track car, Innovate Motorsports says it's a true street car and daily driver. This specific car has seen plenty of tracks days and countless dyno runs, yet it still delivers on our yearly track event. At the end of the day the 235hp/200lb-ft torque ZN6 clocked a 1:25:308. Owner Sean Crawford says, "We purchased our FR-S as a development vehicle for our Innovate Motorsports FT86 Supercharger Systems. The car has all bolt-on, readily available components and has 7,500 hard test miles on it. Today we are running 91 octane pump gas and our off-the-shelf carb pending tune."

2013 Subaru BRZ Limited

Driver: Mike Kang

Class: Forced Induction Like the FR-S, the BRZ was another highly anticipated chassis at the event. Owner Ted Park says, "After one year of track-based development and tuning, I've been building the car in anticipation of the turbo. Today's event is the first real test of my build and I'm hoping the car holds up well to stay competitive and provide a base for fine tuning and refinement in the coming year!" The Greddy T518Z turbo gives the BRZ a 250hp and 200lb-ft torque output. With Mike Kang behind the wheel, the CounterSpace Garage ZC6 clocked a 1:26:033.

2013 Subaru BRZ

Driver: Nico Rondet

Class: Forced Induction Class

GROUP-A Autosports/Kraftwerks brought its Subaru BRZ this year and tested the Kraftwerks Supercharger system. Nico Rondet took this 338hp/240lb-ft torque rocket into eighth overall. The Kraftwerks supercharger system is said to provide instant throttle response with a progressive power curve to redline. At the end of the day the team managed a 1:28:030.

2013 Scion FR-S

Driver: Jeff Westphal

Class: Forced Induction Class

Jeff Westphal drove two cars for our event, the Innovate Motorsports FR-S and the Robispec Racing FR-S owned by Robert Fuller. This one had an output of 280hp and 210lb-ft of torque and lapped the track in 1:28:707. Considering it's only using an Innovate supercharger, ninth overall and seventh in its class is pretty impressive.

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