The guys at Design Craft Fabrication will come to an end the day after Irwindale Speedway next weekend. Daigo Saito has had car troubles keep him from a championship run this season relegating him to 5th place in the championship. They will still be servicing the cars between rounds and building them. They are just removing themselves from the stresses of trackside support. Here is an official release:
After careful consideration, Design Craft Fabrication has come to the conclusion that we will end our trackside partnership with Daigo Saito (Phat Five Racing), Robbie Nishida and Achilles Motorsport. For the past two years, we took a new team and won the 2012 Formula D Championship as well as currently have both cars in Top 10 ranking for 2013. By no means are we jeopardizing the friendship and professional relationship in the future with Daigo Saito, Robbie Nishida and Achilles Motorsport. We are merely stepping away from Formula Drift trackside service with the team for 2014 but still servicing and building the cars in between races out of Design Craft. With that being said, our doors are always open to them next year and will always be for years to come. This decision is merely based on taking time off from the strenuous and chaotic schedule and travel involved with competition. We wish Achilles Motorsport, Daigo Saito and Robbie Nishida a successful 2014 season and the crew at Design Craft will be cheering them on at local events as well as watching them dominate on Driftstream. With one event left we are going to do our best to attempt another Achilles double podium this year.
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