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Old 06-12-2012, 06:04 PM   #1
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2012 Scion Tuner Challenge Team VCMC!


2012 Scion Tuner Challenge FR-S Edition
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CHECK OUT THE 1st WEBISODE HERE:

Competition:

3 Tuner Challenge Teams have been selected to compete in this 14 month challenge – 1 from each region (British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec)

Teams selection will be based on the following: credibility within the automotive scene, profile within the local automotive scene, proven knowledge and ability to professionally modify a vehicle for performance competition, and demonstrated passion for motorsports.

Provided with a brand new Scion FR-S and $15k in cash, teams will be modifying and competing in an FR-S in a series of 11 automotive challenges – that looks to showcase not only the merits of the car as a performance oriented, highly modifiable sports car, but to showcase the talents of each team and their ability to strategize and execute a modification plan to win as many of the challenges put in front of them

Challenges will range from motorsports to more lifestyle oriented challenges:
  • Autocross: Toronto (August 26th 2012)
  • Driving Skills: Montreal (September 2nd 2012)
  • Drag Racing: Edmonton
  • Drifting: Edmonton
  • Ice racing: Montreal
  • Media Challenge: Vancouver
  • Time Attack: Vancouver
  • Gymkhana: Montreal
  • CSCS Endurance Challenge: Toronto
  • Show and Shine: Toronto
  • People Choice Award: Online

The winner of the challenge will be determined through a points system where teams will finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd in each of the challenges and awarded points based on their finish in each.
The team with the most points at the end of the 11 challenges will be crowned the 2012 Scion Tuner Challenge winner and wins the prize of owning the Scion FR-S they have been working on
A 12 part webisode series will be filmed following the teams competition and behind the scenes at all events!



Team VCMC looks to represent and embody the Grassroots motorsports community. The 2012 Scion Tuner Challenge FR-S Edition will let our team show the strengths of our club, the members, and the people who love racing. We want to connect with everyone who spends all week waiting to go racing on the weekend. Team VCMC will also focus on what all true racers yearn to do: WIN!!!
The Team VCMC car will be extensively tested. This season alone club VCMC has more than 13 events scheduled for 2012. These days include both autocross and on track lapping days. The car build will be modeled off the current SCCA Solo Street Touring class with a hint of Street Mod for weight reduction. The official challenge rules are very relaxed, but we feel the ST model allows us to exploit a street tire perfectly, and allow for further evolution.
Most importantly we want to test, test, test the car. Trusting and understanding the car before the major events will help us win. No part will ever make it to the competition if it hasn’t been tested and proven to make us faster. Of course we care about looking good but team VCMC believe in function over form. Luckily, the FR-S platform is already very appealing to the eye!


Team VCMC has formed a partnership with Shift Autosport for this challenge. Their build experience and tuning expertise will be a huge asset in the technical buildup of the Scion FR-S.
Shift Autosport has been a staple in the Metro Vancouver grassroots racing scene and know what it takes to compete as the guys race themselves. www.shiftautosport.ca

Complete details on car build, challenges, videos, promotional contests will all be posted on the VCMC forums! But be sure to follow us here for live updates:


Richard Basford

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Wooohooo montreal, lets put that pn the calendar!
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Wooohooo montreal, lets put that pn the calendar!
YA MAN!!! I'll update the dates and details of the race days when we get them!

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This sounds awesome...looking forward to results!
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good luck. sounds like a fun competition. Is that a consceptual drawing or one that some engineering has gone into? The AOA of the canards in your picture is way to aggressive to create anything other than drag.
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This sounds awesome!!!!!
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good luck. sounds like a fun competition. Is that a consceptual drawing or one that some engineering has gone into? The AOA of the canards in your picture is way to aggressive to create anything other than drag.
You're right it was a concept rendering for the car, I hope it will look slightly different in the end. The canards.... we will test and see what works, but you're absolutely right!

Hoping to take delivery of the car tomorrow, will take plenty of pics of our tear down ect!!! stay tuned!

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Hey guys!!!

We picked up the car today!! We'll be posting a ton of pictures coming up but here are a few of my favorites so far from the day!











There are even more on our facebook group: www.facebook.com/VCMCstc

Make sure to like us while you're there!!

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Check out the video from Team VCMC picking up the car!!!


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Shortly after receiving the car, we got to baseline it at the 2012 BC Autoslalom Championship. SCCA classed the Scion FR-S in CStock and among other items, the ruleset allows running any DOT tire. We decided it would be quite productive to spend the weekend racing on R compound DOT rubber as that extra grip would allow us to fully expose the handling characteristics of the stock platform.


Right off the bat, we have to say we were very impressed! True to their marketing efforts, Scion has put out a true enthusiast car but left a lot of room for tweaking the setup. Due to it's wide track and relatively short wheelbase, the FRS responded very naturally to all driver inputs and corrections in transitions and steady state corners. Even with the stock, square (0 camber and toe) alignment, corner turn in was good, with mild understeer mid corner and a hint of oversteer on corner exit, depending on how greedy our right foot was. There was the od case where the electronics would get confused in extreme transitional situations and/or while left foot braking, but I would blame that on bad driving habits.



In the end, after a day of testing and 2 days of competitions, our two drivers Sead Causevic and Richard Basford finished 1st and 2nd in class and top 15 by the PAX index. Had it not been for a tagged cone on day 1, Richard would have had a major lead in the class and been in the top 5 overall!



We were very excited and pleased by the support and excitement of the autox community at this event. A lot of questions and excitement is building around this car and it's potential. Although we feel the chasis is extremely quick right off the bat, the engineers have left a ton of room for improvements, especially with power delivery.


Next up, we'll be tearing down the suspension at Shift Autosport and looking at how to improve the chasis' response and adjustability!



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Right on, Fun stuff - Thanks for sharing
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Great Update Rich. I love seeing the pictures of the beast working through the cones!

Keep us all updated. You know I'll be following along and rooting for you guys!

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I wish there were a huge billboard which held upon itself, all the progression threads on this forum. It's hard to keep track of all these exciting events going on througout this forum! Either way this is really exciting. I'm looking forward to the time attacks.
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Thanks so much for the support guys!!

We have a bunch more content coming down the pipeline soon!! This weekend the car is being overhauled by Shift Autosport an another local shop for some suspension upgrades and lightening!!

We're really excited about getting the car in working shape to test more! Lots of autox, track days and other events planned!

Man... its going to be a fun summer!!

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