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Ryan Tuerck FR-S Crash FDLBC 2013

by Kyle Tomita on Thu, Apr 18th, 2013 | Motorsports

During practice on the Streets of Long Beach, Ryan Tuerck got to first test the true power of the 2JZ powered Scion FR-S we built him.  

FD Long Beach 2013

Above: Tuerck going against Chris Forsberg in Great 8.  (Photo by Jason Scott, Flickr and Facebook)

Previous to Long Beach, Tuerck only got to test the FR-S at our local karting track, Pat's Acres Racing Complex.  Here is a video from PARC testing, http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=l0yOLLo8STs.

When you go hard like Ryan does, crashing happens.  Network A released a video from a big crash during a practice run with Fredric Aasbo.

Here is another video from Tuerck's prespective.

Between practice and qualifying Friday, we worked hard to get the FR-S ready for the competition.  The rear bash bar and wheel saved the car from serious damage.  We were lucky that our bodywork guy was drove down to watch the event. Brian worked to swap out the broken suspension parts and get the car aligned at the track.  We got it back together and Tuerck made it to the Great 8 but got knocked out of the competition by Chris Forsberg.  Tuerck currently sits tied for 6th.  The car is on its way back to the shop where we can't wait to start preparing it for Round 2 in Atlanta.  

In the mean time, we will leave with this video of Ryan from the media day,