Seibon Carbon Driver Spotlight: Michele Abbate

Seibon Carbon is proud to announce its latest partnership with race car driver Michele Abbate. Michele is currently racing with Scion Racing in the Dynamic Autosports/Gruppe -S tC for MotoIQ’s Pacific Tuner Car Championship. The tC is fully equipped with a Seibon Carbon hood and trunk (full spec sheet below).

About Michele

Michele Abbate is a 25 year old Las Vegas native that has spent all of her life around many types of motorsports. After some experience of karting at a hobby level, she began competing in autocross at a regional level with the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) in 2004 at the age of sixteen. Her first national event with the SCCA was in 2007 with a podium finish behind two national champions. In April of 2009 Michele expanded her racing career through several organizations including 600 Racing/INEX, Redline Time Attack, NASA, UMS Tuning Time Attack, and others.

Photo credit: Michele Abbate

Photo credit: Michele Abbate

 

 

In 2011 she became fully sponsored through Scion Racing while driving the 2011 Crawford Performance Scion tC. While working towards her race license and competing regionally in the Scion she earned 2nd place overall for NASA Time Trials TT-E class.

Photo credit: Michele Abbate

Photo credit: Michele Abbate

 

Photo credit: Michele Abbate

Photo credit: Michele Abbate

In 2012, just before the racing season, Michele earned her Provisional Race License through NASA. She then competed in MotoIQ’s Pacific Tuner Car Championship in the Southern California NASA region. After eight rounds of wheel to wheel racing she became the Champion of the Tuner Under class in her rookie year with the help and support from Scion Racing and Dynamic Autosports in their 2012 Scion tC.

Photo credit: Michele Abbate

Photo credit: Michele Abbate

In such a short time Michele has made a name for herself. Some of her accomplishments include:

First Female and Rookie to take the overall win the MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championship Tuner Under Class (November 2012)

First Female to compete and podium in the MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championships (April 2012)

First female to win at a Redline Time Attack event (In‑neon Oct 2010)

Featured driver in Scion’s What Moves You commercial.

Gruppe-S Scion tC specs

Exterior

Seibon carbon hood

Seibon carbon trunk

APR front carbon splitter

APR GT Wing

5axis front lip spoiler

Papadakis Racing 1 piece roof

Engine

Greddy Turbo Kit and front mount intercooler

BC camshaft and valve springs

Suspension

KW 3 way race coilover

Gruppe-S custom rear camber arm

Wheels & Tires

WEDS SA55 custom color

Hankook RS3 245/40R18, Hankook Z214 245/40R18

Brakes

TRD Big Brake kit

Custom Porterfield RS4 front and rear race pads

Electronics

Custom AEM EMS

Injector Dynamics 1000cc injectors

Greddy  Profec-B

Interior

Recaro SPG Hans seats

Sparco race harnesses

Custom build 6 point race cage

Miscellaneous

Custom APEXi muffler and tip

Mishimoto radiator

Stay tuned for more updates on Michele’s journey to defend her championship title. Meanwhile, head over to her website for more images, videos, and blog posts: http://www.m1cheleabbate.com/

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