Scion is paying owners to race the FR-S in several different closed course races. The program, which is only for Canadian FR-S owners right now, offers up to $800 payouts for winners and up to $350 for participants.
The Scion Racing Contingency will pay FR-S owners to participate in autocross, time attack and drift events and earn from $40 to$350 just for racing or between $100 and $800 for a win.
“The Scion Racing Contingency Program has only been in existence for two years, but we have already made a major contribution to grassroots motorsports in Canada,” said Cyril Dimitris, Director of Scion Canada. “We look forward to continuing the momentum in 2014 for this exceptional program. As part of its evolution, we’re pleased to announce changes to the payout ratio to better reward racers who demonstrate a higher level of participation.”
Most carmakers tout the performance of their cars breathlessly in advertisements and then when owners start using that performance, they quickly turn their back. The lawyers and bureaucrats in charge void warranties and make protective statements, ignoring the fact that sports cars are built to be raced. Scion isn’t most carmakers though and the company has announced that the Scion Racing Contingency will continue for all Scion owners, not just those who drive an FR-S.
Source: Auto Evolution.