(TORONTO) – Scion Canada has announced today the launch of the Scion racing team. The team will 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 the AE86 in every pro race he has entered. As part of the plan, the 28-year-old from Mississauga, ON will be modifying the FR-S this year to race it 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.”
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 US.
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 all-new 2013 Scion FR-S is set to arrive in dealerships later this month.
About Scion Canada
Launched in September 2010, Scion in Canada is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Scion tC, xB and xD vehicles through a sales and service network of 84 dealers across Canada. All Scions come fully loaded with Scion’s Star Safety System which includes active safety technologies, such as: Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-lock Brake Systems, Brake Assist and Electronic Brake-force Distribution. The Scion lifestyle is trendsetting, urban and authentic; Scion vehicles maximize personal expression while delivering performance and style.