Atlanta, Georgia – The 2013 Formula Drift season continued to Road Atlanta for round two of seven for this year’s championship season. After coming off a great win at the first event at the Streets of Long Beach in California, Daijiro Yoshihara and the Discount Tire/Falken Tires S13 qualified 15th overall entering the top 32 tandem battle.
Historically, Dai has performed well taking multiple podiums at Atlanta but this year’s event would be very different. Dai would get knocked out of competition after the first round of 32, clearly not what he or any of his fans had expected. “Atlanta was FD’s very first event and has been one of my favorite tracks of the series and to get knocked out so early is really disappointing. The drifting fans are really great here and I wish I could’ve put on a better performance for them, ” said Daijiro.
The early exit did not affect Dai’s determination to meet with the drifting fans of Atlanta as well as continue his fundraising for charity www.RFJP.org. Prior to the event just like the first event in Long Beach, there was an auction held where this event’s winning bid of $480.00 won 2 Formula Drift event tickets which were accompanied by 2 Falken Tire VIP hospitality tickets, a Dai Yoshihara x Sparco USA backpack filled with event merchandise and other swag. Dai would also raise an additional $258.00 throughout the day.
With five events left, Dai drops his lead in the standings to 5th place overall but stays within close proximity of the top spot.
Watch Dai’s online web series covering his on track and off track antics, http://www.gtchannel.com/channels/behind-smoke.
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