Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2016 | Mackin Industries Scion FR-S

These last few months have been hectic as the Evasive team worked day and night to get the Mackin Industries Scion FR-S race-ready for Pikes Peak this coming Sunday, June 26th 2016. This will be our fourth year participating in the 12.42-mile race held in Colorado Springs, CO with Mackin Industries and GReddy. Rob Walker aka MaxRev will be piloting the Mackin Scion FR-S for this years race, making this his fourth race in the mountains. Last year the engine gave out towards the top, so this year we are coming back more prepared with more power and plenty of upgrades to the car which include 3.4L stroked 2JZ drive by wire, Garrett GTX4292R mated to a Samsonas sequential transmission, Advan GT’s wrapped in Yokohama tires, Wisefab Grip Kit, and more.

For more information on Pikes Peak, please visit www.ppihc.com.

Special Thanks: Scion Racing, Official TRD, Mackin Industries, GReddy Racing, Turn 14 Distribution, Advan, Yokohama Tire, Wisefab, KW suspensions, Sparco, APR Performance, Turbo By Garrett, Brian Crower, Project Mu USA, JE Pistons, Rocket Bunny by tra-kyoto, Design Craft Fabrication, Motec, TunedbyN8

Photos of the Mackin FR-S, Day 1 of Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb practice session has commenced this morning and we have photos for you! Scion Racing and automotive photographer Randy Ly brings you a mini collection of 5 amazing photos of the Mackin Industries Scion FR-S equipped with the Rocket Bunny aero kit driven by Robert Walker. Check out the photos below.

Robert Walker and Scion Racing Prepares for Pikes Peak with Mackin Industries

Scion Racing is no stranger to racing at one of the most prestigious races, not only in this country, but the entire world: the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. On June 28th, this 12.42-mile race held in Colorado Springs, CO has drivers and teams coming from all over the world in an attempt to “Race to the Clouds” and set a record in the process. Evasive Motorsports and GReddy have both built cars to compete, showing the performance capabilities of the Scion FR-S and Scion tC. Evasive’s FR-S was built originally for time attack racing, but did the PPIHC last year under the awesome driving skills of Robert Walker; GReddy campaigned a tC a couple years back and had Ken Gushi pilot a FR-S at last year’s event to a stunning performance that incorporated some of his drifting skills to move through the course with impressive speed to help him earn a Third place podium finish in his category.

This year, Scion Racing is looking to Mackin Industries and Robert Walker to see if their FR-S demo car can handle the job in 2015. A collaborative effort between Mackin, Evasive and GReddy, the FR-S (which was first debuted at the 2013 SEMA Show, used in time attack and has received plenty of media coverage throughout the world) was rebuilt by Evasive using all-new GReddy hardware to create a more durable and powerful engine (one that can stand up to the high altitude); they also added a new V-mount radiator setup and center exit exhaust, plus they upgraded the transmission, suspension and braking, all crucial elements needed to campaign a successful race car to take on Pikes Peak.

The Mackin FR-S is sporting an updated look as well; Evasive added aero enhancements to the existing Rocket Bunny body kit, including new air intake ducts and a front APR splitter/canards to the bumper. This is Scion’s fifth consecutive year at Pikes Peak and we can’t wait to see the car in action. We’ll have coverage coming shortly after the race!

SEMA 2013 Show Coverage

Checkout our event coverage of this years SEMA convention at the Las Vegas Convention Center this past week! It was a great turnout and there was definitely a lot to cover in just a few days. For those of you who don’t know, SEMA brings out some of the newest products and the biggest manufacturers and distributors all in one place!

CLICK HERE to view more photos from the event!