Article Index
ALL STAR STATUS
Vaughn Gittin Jr.
Calvin Wan
Tyler McQuarrie
Dai Yoshihara
Darren McNamara
All Pages

Dai Yoshihara 024_opt

Daijiro Yoshihara
Age: 29
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Years Drifting: 11
www.ilovedaijiro.com

Dai enjoyed a successful 2008 season, taking 2nd place in the Red Bull World Championships and finished in 4th overall in the ultra competitive Formula D Series. For 2009, with the support of Team Falken and Discount Tire, Dai's expectations are set higher, as he is earnest about moving up several notches and scoring top place in more rounds and finishing on the top rung of the series championship.

"I feel so happy that I can participate as a driver for Team Falken," Dai notes. As popular with the fans as he is with his fellow drivers, Dai states, "I want to please our drift fans this year making use of my skills developed from my many past experiences. At the same time, for my new team, I want to do my best to be able to end this season with the best result for myself!"

Dai Yoshihara 016_opt

Falken Lexus IS350

  • 6.7L Hasselgren Aluminum V8
  • Dry carbon body panels
  • iForged sprint wheels
  • Front: 245/40R18 Azenis RT615 Rear: 315/30R18 Azenis RT615
  • KW coilovers
  • Sparco Safety equipment
  • Motec M800
  • Griffin dual pass radiator
  • OS Giken 2 way LSD
  • Ings +1 body kit

 



More Vehicle Features

Drift Junkie: Darren McNamara's 2009 Saturn Sky

Text and photos by Andrew Jennings Darren “D-Mac” McNamara has been competing professionally in the Formula Drift series since 2007. The native of Cork, Ireland won the 2006 Irish Prodrift series championship before Team Falken Tire gave him a full-time…
Read More

Johnston Research & Performance's 2007 Volkswagen Jetta

Bet on the “Favorite to Show” and you’ll win almost every time. That’s advice I received from this recovering gambler who by all appearances wasn’t the best cat to take advice from. He was weathered, beaten down and had a…
Read More

Real Talk: Shawn Baker 's 2011 Scion TC - Tuner Challenge Winner

Written by Jessica Matcic It is no mystery that Scion’s genius marketing scheme targets the younger enthusiast generation. They continuously persuade tuners to let their personalities dictate the art of modification and design. Scion has always demonstrated individual expression, encouraging…
Read More

Tight Fit: Tjin Edition Honda Fit EX

Written by Micky Slinger / Photography by Gene Tjin & Honda With the 2015 Honda Fit being so new and not having the aftermarket support of a seasoned chassis, most SEMA exhibitors kept their Fits fairly safe. If you wanted…
Read More

Wacky Mate's Mazda RX-7 FD3S

Don’t let the shop name fool you, Wacky Mate does the exact opposite of wacky with this RX-7 People lose focus too easily. When confronted with a new project and the vast choices available when selecting upgrades, it’s often far…
Read More