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).
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.
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.
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.
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
Seibon carbon hood
Seibon carbon trunk
APR front carbon splitter
APR GT Wing
5axis front lip spoiler
Papadakis Racing 1 piece roof
Greddy Turbo Kit and front mount intercooler
BC camshaft and valve springs
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
TRD Big Brake kit
Custom Porterfield RS4 front and rear race pads
Custom AEM EMS
Injector Dynamics 1000cc injectors
Recaro SPG Hans seats
Sparco race harnesses
Custom build 6 point race cage
Custom APEXi muffler and tip
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/