Scion FR-S Serves as Classroom for NASCAR Driver Learning to Drift

Scion FR-S Serves as Classroom for NASCAR Driver Learning to Drift

NASCAR driver, Joey Logano is used to his Toyota Camry he drives in the Sprint and Nationwide series, but he was recently offered some lessons in drifting in the FR-S with Forumla Drift champ, Ken Gushi.

“Ken has done a great job showing me what to do. It’s just so different than what we do learning how to get the slide initiated and then get it going, and then trying to transfer from left to right the smoothest way you can and not spinning out. That was my biggest problem–when I was going from left to right and I couldn’t get the thing to not spin out every lap,” said Logano.

Five wins this season thus far in the Nationwide Series have been recorded by Logano. While he has a great deal of experience turning left, and a good sense of car control he still needs a bit of instruction in a stock FR-S before moving up to the Cosworth-tuned, turbocharged drift-car that Gushi competes with.

Gushi did try to downplay the amount of teaching he gave to Logano, “there really wasn’t much instructing that I had to do–just tell him where to go and he got it dialed in pretty good I would have to say. I was really impressed with his driving. If I call in sick, he’s getting a phone call.” Gushi is currently 14th overall out of 42 cars in the Formula Drift series. He holds the record for youngest driver in the series, having completed the inaugural season, in 2004, at just 18 years of age.

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[Source: Autoweek]