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Michele Abbate Podiums at Season Opener

Michele Abbate and the Seibon Carbon equipped Scion FRS are up to a great start after its 2016 revamp! See the revamp here.

On day one of the SCCA US Majors Tour season opener at Auto Club Speedway, the team qualified 2nd in the STU field with the lap time of a 1:52.394.

FRS seibon carbon fiber hood Michele Abbate's Scion FRS features a Seibon Carbon OEM-style dry carbon hood and OEM-style trunk. Photo credit: Artmachines.

Later that evening, the team attended the SoPac/Cal Club for their Annual Awards Banquet, in reflection of the 2015 season. Michele received her 2015 2nd Place Overall STU Championship Trophy, an honor from the races in the prior season.

As the night came to a close, the final award was to be announced. The 2015 Lindley Bothwell Cal Club Driver of the Year Award is presented to the driver who shows outstanding sportsmanship, exemplary improvement, supports the Club, and shows potential as a Professional Driver with the highest of standings. The Cal Club Committee members’ selection criteria is chosen from a combination of present achievement plus future promise, and always poses a real challenge to the members as they make the final selection.

Photo credit: Michele Abbate Photo credit: Michele Abbate

With a fantastic introduction of Michele’s racing history, her name was announced to be presented with the Driver of the Year Award. Regional Executive Penny Coy announced that Abbate is the first female to earn the award in the 66 years of Cal Club’s existence! Ending the night on a high, the team was in full force and ready for what Sunday’s race had to bring!

Photo credit: Michele Abbate Photo credit: Michele Abbate

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*Michele Abbate's Scion FRS features a Seibon Carbon OEM-style dry carbon hood and OEM-style trunk.

 

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