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Dai Yoshihara Returns to Formula Drift for full season in 2015

April 15th, 2015

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IRVINE, Calif. – Formula Drift veteran Daijiro Yoshihara will return to the 2015 Formula Drift competition this season for all seven rounds and a few select international rounds. Yoshihara’s first race will take place at the season opener, Streets of Long Beach, April 10 and 11. “Its always very exciting right before the start of the season and I look forward to the competition this year,” says Yoshihara.

The Falken Tire x Turn 14 Distribution Subaru BRZ returns for only it’s second season after last year’s debut with lots more power, a lot less weight and more fine tuned handling. “This platform is a lot of fun to drive and after learning so much from last year’s debut, I’m confident this year will be much better,” says Yoshihara.

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Keeping with the classic Falken Tire scallop livery but integrating this year’s co-title sponsor’s corporate colors of Turn 14 Distribution, the new race looks give a nice sense of familiarity with just enough new experience feel.

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The 2011 Formula Drift Champion will also be a judge at Formula Drift Japan domestic series all three rounds. First round is April 25th-26th, second round July 11th-12th, third round September 12th-13th.  Dai has served as a judge before at Professional Asia Drift Series, Formula Drift Malaysia and Singapore.


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2015 Formula Drift Competition Schedule:
Streets of Long Beach (Long Beach, Calif.): April 10 – 11
Road to the Championship (Braselton, GA): May 8-9
Orlando (Orlando, FL): June 5-6
The Guantlet (Wall Township, NJ): June 26-27
Throwdown (Monroe, WA): July 24-25
Showdown (Fortworth, TX): August 21-22
Final Fight (Irwindale, Calif.): October 9-10

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Teaser Vid: Daijiro’s Test Session

April 5th, 2014

Bowls Films has just released a teaser vid for Dai’s BRZ test session at the Auto Club Speedway.

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2013 Formula Drift, Round 6

September 25th, 2013

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.

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2013 Formula Drift, Round 5

July 22nd, 2013

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.

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2013 Formula Drift, Round 4

June 24th, 2013

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.

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