This past weekend was the final event of the Formula DRIFT Championship Series; held at what is commonly known as the “House of Drift,” Irwindale Speedway. Dubbed the “Title Fight,” round 7 was a make it or break event for Daijiro Yoshihara in the chase for a second championship title.
After a year in the making, 2011 Formula DRIFT champion, Daijiro Yoshihara and his team of wheel experts have officially released a collection of wheels that caters to not only his fans, but also to fellow enthusiasts. Drawing from the past, present, and future influences of wheel styling along with specific attributes for the intended use of the wheel, each design was personally selected by Dai and engineered by his team to be the perfect blend of form and function.
For the second year in a row, Daijiro Yoshihara travelled overseas to compete in Europe’s premier drifting competition series, Prodrift. This event was the final round of the Prodrift Series of 2012 and it was only fitting to have competition held at one of the fastest racetracks in Europe, Mondello International Racing Circuit in Kildare, Ireland.
Round 6 of the Formula DRIFT Championship Series was in Las Vegas, NV this past weekend, and was held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. In lieu of Sin City’s famous nightlife, this event was dubbed “After Dark” as competition went well into the midnight hours. Having a solid year thus far, Daijiro Yoshihara competed last weekend in hopes to be back on podium and to be closer to winning another championship title.
Daijiro Yoshihara returns to Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, WA for Round 5 of the Formula DRIFT Championship Series this past weekend in the hopes of repeating his first place finish in 2011. Coming off of 3 podium finishes in the last 4 events, Yoshihara was ready to capture a fourth.