Dallas, Texas – Round 6 of the 2013 Formula Drift Championship “Showdown” returned to the lone star state of Texas. Previously, Formula Drift had only curated drift demonstrations alongside another main attraction but 8 years later this time drifting was the main event. The tire screeching and smoke spewing event took place at the historic Texas Motor Speedway.
Monroe, Washington – Round 5 of the 2013 Formula Drift Championship took place 45 minutes outside of Seattle at Evergreen Speedway. The “10 years and Still Sideways” campaign continued it’s season of exceeding all expectations with yet another fan packed sell out crowd. Entering the event Daijiro Yoshihara’s Championship points held him in the top 10 but he would find himself in 11th, out of the top 10 by the end of the event for the first time this season.
Wall, New Jersey – Round 4 of the 2013 Formula Drift Championships took place at Wall, New Jersey and capacity crowds were met with some of the greatest drifting match ups this season. After having a poor qualifying run in the first session, Daijiro Yoshihara was forced to make a second qualifying attempt to secure him a spot in the top 32. He would eventually take 30th and face, undoubtedly, one of the most feared drivers in the series, Fredric Aasbo.
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.
Long Beach, California – This year marks the 10th year anniversary for Formula Drift, and Daijiro Yoshihara could not have planned for a better start. Round 1 of the 2013 historic drift season kicked off on the streets of Long Beach where race fans witnessed the only drift competition course on actual city streets. Friday’s qualifying session set the tone for the quest at another championship; Dai qualified #1 overall amongst the field.