Tony Angelo – FReSh Start

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Snaps: J.Pagtalunan
Blurbs: J.Pagtalunan

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Last season Tony Angelo returned from a 3 year break from competing to step into the role of judge and technical manager for FormulaDRIFT. Riding in Ken Gushi‘s old 2008 Scion tC and shaking off some rust, he still managed to be ranked within the top 25 by the end of the season. This season he is looking for a fresh start in a brand new Scion FR-S.

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Angelo is back and ready with a brand new build. While still being the founder and active member of the famous Drift Alliance team, this will be his second season teaming up with Scion Racing.

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Along with Scion Racing, TAngelo Racing is also back with Hankook Tires and Hoonigan to name a few sponsors.

This build came along rather quickly, well mainly because it had to be ready within about three months, which Angelo picked it up as a salvage floor car from Hurricane Sandy.

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TAngelo Racing, with the help of MA Motorsports were able to get the relatively new 2AZ-FE engine from the Scion tC Angelo used last season into the new FR-S. There was quite of bit of fabrication that had to be done in order to fit the engine into the FR-S, which has a much smaller engine bay than the tC. Now Angelo’s FR-S, with the assistance of Turbo by Garrett, is reported to be pushing close to 700HP with Nitrous. R/T Tuning has also teamed up with them to provide all the tuning needs on this turbocharged FR-S all season long.

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The insides have been completely stripped down, being left with the basics. Such as a custom roll cage, Sparco steering wheel, and Recaro bucket seats.

Because the Scion FR-S is already designed to be track ready from stock, TAngelo Racing had the benefit of outfiting the FR-S with bolt-on products to be able to improve its performance within their short time frame of completing the build.

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Angelo’s FR-S is fully outfitted with suspension parts from Stance Suspension. Elite braking power provided by Stoptech/TRD. Carbon fiber goodies, such as the hood and the trunk by Seibon. Aerodynamics by the ever famous Rocket Bunny kit. And finally then sitting on Enkei RPF1 Racing Series wheels wrapped in none other than Hankook Tires, of course.

TAngelo_0002TAngelo_0006The livery on this FR-S is very unique, combining a subtle camo print with a very vibrant orange bumper. Other than his sponsors, the livery also shows a lot of support to the U.S. Air Force.

TAngelo_0014 TAngelo_0015Not only will Tony Angelo be drifting for himself, but he will also be drifting to raise donations to the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Unfortunately he was not able to quality for the Top 32 over the weekend in FormulaDRIFT’s round 1 at the Streets of Long Beach. But as he continues his transition back to the track and get comfortable with his new ride, he will be sure to make a strong push in the standings all season long.

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