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  • The Targa Newfoundland Scion Racing FR-S build continues, in preparation for this world-renown 5-day tarmac rally from September 15th to 19th. Although Speed Academy’s Dave Pratte and Peter Tarach are primarily focused on making the FR-S faster and more durable, as you’ll see in Episode 4 of their YouTube series, they also wanted to give it a little extra attitude with some subtle exterior upgrades.

    12 September 2014

    Targa Newfoundland Scion Racing FR-S Gets A Facelift

    The Targa Newfoundland Scion Racing FR-S build continues, in preparation for this world-renown 5-day tarmac rally from September 15th to 19th. Although Speed Academy’s Dave Pratte and Peter Tarach are primarily focused on making the FR-S faster and more durable, as you’ll see in Episode 4 of their YouTube series, they also wanted to give it a little extra attitude with some subtle exterior upgrades.

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  • The Targa Newfoundland Scion Racing FR-S, being prepared and piloted by Speed Academy’s Dave Pratte and Peter Tarach, continues its evolution from hand-me-down Scion Tuner Challenge car to Targa-ready race car.

    11 September 2014

    Targa Newfoundland Scion FR-S Gets Upgraded Suspension & Brakes

    The Targa Newfoundland Scion Racing FR-S, being prepared and piloted by Speed Academy’s Dave Pratte and Peter Tarach, continues its evolution from hand-me-down Scion Tuner Challenge car to Targa-ready race car.

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  • Peter and Dave from Speed Academy (http://speed.academy) are getting ready to fly to Newfoundland in a few days, so it’s time we got you caught up on the build of their Scion Racing FR-S.

    9 September 2014

    Building The Dream: Targa Newfoundland Scion FR-S Gets First Round of Upgrades

    Peter and Dave from Speed Academy (http://speed.academy) are getting ready to fly to Newfoundland in a few days, so it’s time we got you caught up on the build of their Scion Racing FR-S.

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  • Meet Pat Cyr, one of Canada’s most aggressive professional drifters. Pat’s unique style and flare for the dramatic make him a fan favourite and created a cult-like following called the “Drift Posse”.

    29 August 2014

    Pat Cyr - Road to Formula Drift

    Meet Pat Cyr, one of Canada’s most aggressive professional drifters. Pat’s unique style and flare for the dramatic make him a fan favourite and created a cult-like following called the “Drift Posse”.

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  • This past weekend was DMCC rd 5 at Autodrome Montmagny just outside of Quebec City, and I'm proud to say we finished on the podium in 3rd place!

    18 August 2014

    The Cyrious Report – DMCC Rd 5 Recap

    This past weekend was DMCC rd 5 at Autodrome Montmagny just outside of Quebec City, and I'm proud to say we finished on the podium in 3rd place!

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  • DMCC made a return to Riverside Speedway, just outside of Quebec City for round 4 of the championship. Unlike the last time we were there a few months ago, the weather was set to be dry and sunny all day!

    30 July 2014

    The Cyrious Report – DMCC Round 4

    DMCC made a return to Riverside Speedway, just outside of Quebec City for round 4 of the championship. Unlike the last time we were there a few months ago, the weather was set to be dry and sunny all day!

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  • Speed Academy’s Dave Pratte and Peter Tarach (formerly the editors at Modified Magazine) have just released the first of a series of videos chronicling their grassroots effort to transform a former Tuner Challenge Scion FR-S into a road-legal rally car they will be campaigning in one of the most challenging and unique motorsports events in the world, Targa Newfoundland.

    25 July 2014

    Speed Academy Drops First Targa Newfoundland Scion FR-S Build Video

    Speed Academy’s Dave Pratte and Peter Tarach (formerly the editors at Modified Magazine) have just released the first of a series of videos chronicling their grassroots effort to transform a former Tuner Challenge Scion FR-S into a road-legal rally car they will be campaigning in one of the most challenging and unique motorsports events in the world, Targa Newfoundland.

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  • Round 3 of the DMCC Championship took place at Autodrome Montmagny. This track is a big oval with a switch back in the center, the banks are high speed and all of the action takes place right in front of the fans! I've always enjoyed drifting this track and usually do very well there.

    16 July 2014

    The Cyrious Report - DMCC Round 3

    Round 3 of the DMCC Championship took place at Autodrome Montmagny. This track is a big oval with a switch back in the center, the banks are high speed and all of the action takes place right in front of the fans! I've always enjoyed drifting this track and usually do very well there.

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  • This past weekend was DMCC rd 2, and I'm proud to say we finished 4th!!

    1 July 2014

    The Cyrious Report – DMCC Round 2

    This past weekend was DMCC rd 2, and I'm proud to say we finished 4th!!

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  • June 14th was the opening round of DMCC, and man was it a wet one! With most of the events only being one day, you only get about 2.5 hours of practice, so your car set up has to be pretty close right out of the trailer as there isn't much time to make changes. Unfortunately we struggled to get a good set up out of the FR-S… our gearing for the wet conditions was way off and we were fighting with traction, either it felt like we had too much in some parts of the track or none at all in other sections.

    23 June 2014

    The Cyrious Report - DMCC ROUND 1 and Formula D ROUND 4

    June 14th was the opening round of DMCC, and man was it a wet one! With most of the events only being one day, you only get about 2.5 hours of practice, so your car set up has to be pretty close right out of the trailer as there isn't much time to make changes. Unfortunately we struggled to get a good set up out of the FR-S… our gearing for the wet conditions was way off and we were fighting with traction, either it felt like we had too much in some parts of the track or none at all in other sections.

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