Toshiki Yoshioka BRZ build
Formula Drift first round is just around the corner - April 12.
Scion Racing will be running the FT86 platform for both Ken Gushi and Tony Angelo with two different Scion FR-S builds. Last year FRS was a cool thing and Ken Gushi did it first, but this year some new meat is needed to bring attention and have fans cheering. Toshiki Yoshioka took the BRZ as the base car to be a little different, but his story isnt just straight forward as in most FD teams.
Read further to see how it all came together and "Yoshioka Racing" team was born!
In 2012, Toshiko Yoshioka, a veteran drift/circuit driver, suddenly found himself without a ride for the upcoming season due to scheduling conflicts in Japan with his sponsors. Despite having given up everything in Japan to move to the US and pursue the American dream, Toshiki was about to give up on the season.
However, a chance reunion with Toshi Hayama from Stage 10 and Naofumi Omoto from GTNET/CWEST changed all that.
Upon hearing about this situation, they decided to help. They realized Yoshioka’s potential, but also wanted to invest in the human aspect of Yoshioka’s personal adventures and challenges.
Yoshioka was always known as a hard working privateer that inspired many fans to push the boundaries of their own, often underpowered, cars. He was a symbol of the underdog fighting spirit and they wanted to support that.
Considering Yoshioka’s deep fan base with Hachiroku customers, Toshi and Omoto felt that the Subaru BRZ would be perfect for his personal challenge.
GTNET, being a nationwide Japanese sports car dealership, offered to sponsor him a brand new 2013 SUBARU BRZ. C-WEST would take care of the Aerodynamics, Tomei Powered would handle the 600HP engine, Garrett would support special turbo, and Cyber Engineering took care of the suspension. Stage 10 would handle PR and marketing efforts.
And so, within a few weeks time, the foundation for a team with great potential was born.
Current power: 580hp and 540 lbs/ft torque
Yoshioka Racing BRZ Specifications:
VEHICLE: GTNET USA
VEHICLE CHASSIS/ MAINTENANCE- Yoshioka Racing
ENGINE- TOMEI POWERED EJ26 Genesis
SUSPENSION- Cyber Engineering
CLUTCH: ATS & ACROSS
INJECTORS: Deatsch Werks 2200cc
RADIATOR: Koyo Rad
ROLL CAGE: KOV Fabrication
TURBO: GARRETT GTX 3576R
BRAKES: PMU Project Mu
TIRES: Yokohama Tire
WHEELS: Energy Suspension
PARTS TREATMENT: WPC
STAGE 10- PR/MARKETING