Bio

STATS:
Date of Birth: December 24, 1987
Place of Birth: Hachioji Tokyo, Japan
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 140lbs
First Drift Event: 2013 D1GP U.S. Driver’s Search
ABOUT DAI:
Professional driver with over 10 years of competition driving experience
with championships in Drifting and Road Racing. Driving skills and
vehicle knowledge also expand into non-competition driving that
includes stunt driving, tire/suspension testing and vehicle evaluation.

 

RACING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS – Drifting

  • Drifting Formula Drift Championship Series
  • 2014 Championship Points 18th Place Overall
  • 2013 1st Place Formula Drift Round 1, Long Beach, CA
  • 2013 Championship Points 11th Place Overall
  • 2012 Championship Points, 7th Place Overall
  • 2012 2nd Place in Formula Drift Round 1, Long Beach, CA
  • 2012 3rd Place in Formula Drift Round 3, Palm Beach, CA
  • 2012 2nd Place in Formula Drift Round 4, Wall, NJ
  • 2011 Tires.com Triple Crown Champion
  • 2011 Championship Points, 1st Place Overall, Season Champion
  • 2011 3rd Place Formula Drift Round 1, Long Beach, CA
  • 2011 1st Place Formula Drift Round 2, Atlanta, CA
  • 2011 3rd Place Formula Drift Round 4, Wall, NJ
  • 2011 1st Place Formula Drift Round 5, Seattle, WA
  • 2010 Championship Points, 4th Place Overall
  • 2010 1st Place Formula Drift Round 2, Atlanta, CA
  • 2010 1st Place Formula Drift Round 3, Wall, NJ
  • 2010 2nd Place Formula Drift Round 5, Las Vegas, NV
  • 2009 Championship Points 11th Place Overall
  • 2008 Championship Points, 4th Place Overall
  • 2007 Championship Points, 3rd Place Overall
  • 2006 Championship Points, 5th Place Overall
  • 2005 Championship Points, 5th Place Overall
  • 2004 Championship Points, 2nd Place Overall


PRO DRIFT IRELAND

  • 2012 2nd place in round 5


ROAD RACING

  • 25 Hours of Thunderhill
  • 2013 3rd Place E3 class


MotoIQ PACIFIC TUNER CAR CHAMPIONSHIP

  • 2011 Champion TU class
  • 2011 – 1st Place at Willow Springs International, California Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway Super Lap Battle
  • 2014 – 1st Place Unlimited FWD Class
  • 2010 – 1st Place Street RWD Class
  • 2006 – 1st Place Drift Class


GYMKHANA

  • Gymkhana Grid Innovational 2010 – 1st Place


MOTORSPORTS & MEDIA

  • Professional Asia Drift Series Judge 2009 – present
  • Formula Drift Asia: Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, Australia Goodyear International Drift Series: Thailand
  • GT Channel 2011 – 2013 Lead character for Behind the Smoke webisodes

 

DRIFTING INSTRUCTOR

  • International Drifting Academy  2011 – present
  • Driving Instructor: Dream Racing  2014 – Present


STUNT DRIVING

  • 2014 BMW – Stunt driver for 235M commercial
  • 2014 Cadillac China – Stunt driver for CTS-L commercial
  • 2014 Nikon – Stunt driver for D810
  • 2014 Mini/BMW USA – Stunt driver for Mini commercial
  • 2013 Falken Tire Corporation – Stunt driver for Azenis commercial
  • 2011 Mini/BMW USA – Stunt driver for Mini commercial
  • 2011 Falken Tire Corporation – Stunt driver for Azenis commercial
  • 2011 Nissan North America – Stunt driver for Juke commercial
  • 2010 Road & Track Magazine – Vehicle test driver
  • 2009 Spike TV – Stunt driver for 1000 Ways to Die television series EA Games
  • 2007 Stunt driver for Need for Speed commercial