Daijiro Yoshihara

Dai Yoshihara’s Subaru BRZ Livery Contest is Down to a Final 6 [VOTE]


The Falken Tire team has drilled down the 6 designs they like for Dai Yoshihara’s Subaru BRZ. You can head over to the Falken Tire Facebook page to cast a vote for who you think the winner is. Hurry as the contest ends tomorrow at 11:59pm PST.

Rock the Vote: Falken Tire Facebook

2014 Formula Drift Honduras Demo Information


Formula Drift is heading to Tegucigalpa, Honduras next month for a demo on March 22nd, 2014. More details will be available as we get closer to the date but four cars have been put on containers for the event. Dai Yoshihara is set to drive Forrest Wang’s backup S14 Nissan at the event. Here is the rest of the drivers list participating in this demo:

Dai Yoshihara
Joon Maeng
Pat Goodin
Chelsea Denofa

Dai Yoshihara Previews LS Engine Going into his Subaru BRZ

The new motor of Dai Yoshihara’s is looking good now full of billet parts and some blue fuel rails. Dai is swapping his chassis in 2014 to a Subaru BRZ and running a Forza Design Livery contest to get his look down for 2014. Dai has taken the LS platform to a championship already and I think its a smart move he is holding strong on his engine platform in a chassis swap year. If you are building an LS platform like we did in our Project V8 240sx make sure to check out Scoggin Dickey for tons of LS parts needs.

Falken Tire 2013 Formula Drift Season Year in Review [VIDEO]

The Falken Tire team compiled a season of highlights for the 2013 Formula Drift season in this video. Things didn’t quite go to plan this season with the teams best finisher Justin Pawlak only coming sixth in the championship. The 2014 season for Falken Tire should be interesting with the biggest news to date released about Dai Yoshihara hopping into a Subaru BRZ.

Dai Yoshihara’s Subaru BRZ Set to be Fan Livery Design [SEMA RUMORMILL]

So if you have noticed all the photos of Dai Yoshihara’s BRZ are showing it plain white (like a canvas you would say) and I confirmed this evening it is sitting in the Falken booth in this stark white form. An eagle eyed reader of Wrecked Magazine pointed out to me today that the windshield banner clearly states a Falken x Forza livery contest to design the car. While details have not been released yet that we could find we only imagine they will come to light this week at the SEMA Show.

Dai Yoshihara’s Subaru BR-Z rendering breaks cover [SPYSHOT]

Dai took to social media to showoff the renderings of the Subaru BR-Z he will debut on track next season. The car will be on display this coming week at the Falken Tire booth at SEMA in Las Vegas, where we’ll be sure to grab some snaps of the car in it’s new skin.

The car is one of the better looking FR-S cars we’ve seen, and the addition of the canards to the Rocket Bunny kit really give the car a great look. We can envision Dai’s 2010 White Discount Tire livery over the top of this car and really giving it the J-style that Dai is known for.

What do you think? Does this livery look fitting?

Formula D: Title Fight by State of Stance [VIDEO]

Check out State of Stance’s video highlighting some of the most action-packed moments at Formula Drift’s Title Fight in Irwindale. They were able to capture some pretty cool runs such as the close tandem battles with Daigo Saito  going against Falken drivers Justin Pawlak and Pat Goodin and previous years’ champions Chris Forseberg and Daijiro Yoshihara going head to head.  In the video you’ll be able to see Ryan Kado and Corey Hosford and their aggressive, nearly wall-scraping performances. Lastly, you can see a few high-angled, smokey runs featuring Mike Essa, ending with him being awarded the 2013 series champ.

AWFilms Brings Us Formula Drift Irwindale Speedway [VIDEO]

Abbitt Wilkerson (AWFilms) put together an awesome montage from Irwindale Speedway. What might be the last ever event at Irwindale Speedway this video put it into a fun perspective. Some of the wall ride clips with Chirs Forsberg and Michael Essa are world class insane.

2013 All-Star Bash Takes Over Willow Springs [GALLERY]

A ton of great footage showing off all the events that took place at All-Star Bash. The team tandem competition at night, on fire drift cars, and plenty of tandem runs all over Willow Springs for the weekend to ensure tons of fun. Thanks to Maxxis Tire who helped us make this adventure to All-Star Bash happen over the weekend. Their professional sponsored driver Matt Field made it out along with tons of other FD stars like Dai Yoshihara, Ken Gushi, Odi Bakchis, and Ryan Kado.

Check out the Gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=373

2013 Just Drift All-Star Bash Drivers List

Check out a drivers list for the 2013 All-Star Bash taking place at Willow Springs. The full 92 drivers registered are listed below for the big bash weekend! Our photographer will be on site over the weekend capturing all the team tandem drift action and drivers across the weekend. Formula Drift drivers Dai Yoshihara, Ken Gushi, Forrest Wang, Matt Field, Matt Powers, and Michael Essa all are signed up and ready to do battle with the west coast drivers. Team drift practice fires up at 8:00pm and competition is at 9:00pm! The hashtag for All-Star Bash weekend is #ASB13.


1 Abraham Cruz 26 Holton Coverdale 51 Kyle Armstrong 76 Sherry Kamiya
2 Alex Hsieh 27 Jairo Jaramillo 52 Kyle Lumm 77 Spencer Reiker
3 Andrew Molina 28 Jason Bostrom 53 Luke Wright 78 Spike Chen
4 Andrew Schulte 29 Jason Kim 54 Mario Partida 79 Stephen Ramil
5 Brad Hornecker 30 Jeff Jones 55 Martin Rauch 80 Taka Aono
6 Calvin Chuen 31 Jeff Le 56 Masashi Motonaga 81 Timothy Foreman
7 Chris Billedo 32 Jeff Wolfson 57 Matt Coffman 82 Tony Cisneros
8 Chris Crick Filippi 33 Jesse Vargas 58 Matt Field 83 Trenton Beechum
9 Christopher Hills 34 Joey Sproul 59 Matt Powers 84 Trevor Dowdall
10 Dai Yoshihara 35 John Lazorack 60 Mickie Frial 85 Tyler Page-Howell
11 Dan Burkett 36 Jonathan Juarez 61 Mike Essa 86 Tyler Wolfson
12 Daniel Giraldo 37 Joseph Tardiff 62 Mikey Mendoza 87 Vladimir Kulahin
13 Daniel Nguyen 38 Josh Cole 63 Mohammad Shariloo 88 Wais samad
14 Darin Burgess 39 Joshua Lind 64 Moises Torres 89 William Rogers
15 David Hankins 40 Julian Jacobs 65 Nan Yu 90 Yun Ki Hong
16 DJ Lloyd 41 Julian Raiden 66 Nathan Von Tuchlinski 91 Zac Farina
17 Donovan Brockway 42 JunWoo Byun 67 Nick Bayati 92 Zenia Amezquita
18 Efrain Diaz 43 Justin Muilenberg 68 Pablo Cabrera 93
19 Ernie Gonzalez 44 Justin Pawlak 69 Palmer Sanderson 94
20 Evan Vhadat 45 Juve Gallegos 70 Ramon Hernandez 95
21 Forrest Wang 46 Karl Osaki 71 Rick Cunanan 96
22 Frank Cundari 47 Kasey King 72 Robbin Webber 97
23 George Marstanovic 48 Ken Gushi 73 Robert Airth 98
24 Hector Diaz 49 Kenneth Voung 74 Ryan Carroll 99
25 Hiro Sumida 50 Kenny Chieu 75 Ryan Jordan 100