Scion Canada is going drifting – but not until next year.
The Scion racing team will make its debut next year in the Driftmania Canadian Championship series. The team will be led by Pat Cyr, one of Canada’s most accomplished drift racers.
Since making his professional drifting debut in 2007, Cyr has driven a Toyota Corolla GT-S (AE86) in every pro race he has entered. As part of the plan, the 28-year-old from Mississauga, ON will be modifying a Scion FR-S to race during the 2013 season.
"We’re thrilled to be supporting grassroots racing in Canada through our involvement with Pat Cyr and his Cyrious Drift team – one of the top teams in the game," said Larry Hutchinson, Senior Executive Director, Scion Canada.
"With his passion for the AE86, Pat has a deep appreciation for how that heritage shines through in the FR-S. He’ll have a lot of fun building his FR-S drift car this year and racing it next year," Hutchinson concluded.
A highly experienced drift driver, Cyr has more than a dozen podium results on his record, in Driftmania Canadian Championships as well as the Xtreme Drift Circuit series in the U.S.
The all-new 2013 Scion FR-S fits perfectly with Scion’s passion for racing. With style, performance, authenticity and originality, it is a light, nimble, sleek and sporty vehicle that offers a pure driving experience on the race track. It is also practical, with a 2+2 seating configuration and fold-flat cargo area that’s large enough to transport a full set of race tires for a day at the track.
The 2013 Scion FR-S, jointly developed by Subaru and Toyota and a twin-under-the-skin to the Subaru BRZ, is set to arrive in Canadian dealerships later this month.